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by ER757
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1892

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

First off, congrats. Have you asked "she who must be obeyed" how she would like you to refer to her? If in doubt, my vote goes to just using her name and leaving people guessing, as suggested above. Just don't do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAtOR2YIcEo You know, we had a discuss...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 29422

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

https://youtu.be/WOx1qNUMnCc

Love Al Stewart - so many of his songs have a certain feel to them, like this one. "Life in Dark Water" is another one in the same vein. "One Stage Before" is great too
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
Al Stewart - Roads To Mosocw

https://youtu.be/WOx1qNUMnCc

Love Al Stewart - so many of his songs have a certain feel to them, like this one. "Life in Dark Water" is another one in the same vein. "One Stage Before" is great too

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by ER757
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind
Replies: 39
Views: 7159

Re: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind

Reminds me of this video of a technician climbing a radio tower to replace a light bulb on top of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INbKYq0G9nU - all in a day's job... Oh HELL no!! I got a knot in my stomach just watching the video. Really dumb question - why not take a helicopter up there and lower ...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13739

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Duct taping any passenger to a seat, as happened on F9 last week, and now on AA this week seems like a huge liability issue. What happens in the event of an emergency evacuation if crew can't get the tape removed in time and the passenger is stuck? I do wonder what the alternative is when said pers...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind
Replies: 39
Views: 7159

Re: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind

I have the utmost respect for the people that can work outdoors at these heights. I'll have to admit, my legs felt a bit uneasy just watching the videos. Nicole Smith-Ludvik did an amazing job. I agree with FriscoHeavy, as I would have passed out and died being up there. Great ad on their part. Yea...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2808

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/ ... bdd7b2f415
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alberchico wrote:
Breaking news: Cuomo to step down in 14 days, NY will get its first ever female governor.

Here's a link to the story
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/ ... bdd7b2f415

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by ER757
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPCC Climate Change Report
Replies: 34
Views: 2199

Re: IPCC Climate Change Report

The melting of permafrost in arctic regions not only releases large amounts of CO2 but vast quantities of methane which is a more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2 and is a major concern. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ticking-timebomb-siberia-thawing-permafrost-releases-more-methane-18097...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1892

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

I'm wondering how to refer to the woman I am in a romantic relationship with when speaking about her to others. We are both senior citizens, well into our 60's, so I find the term "girlfriend" silly. First of all: kudos for finding her! Congrats (point). Nothing else to add. Just call her...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1892

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

johns624 wrote:
Just call her your "old lady". :duck:

LOL - yeah that would go over really well :lol:
Luckyone - I like "better half", that's an oldie but goodie

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by ER757
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1892

Relationship nomenclature question

OK, so probably the least important question ever asked on A.net but here goes: I'm wondering how to refer to the woman I am in a romantic relationship with when speaking about her to others. We are both senior citizens, well into our 60's, so I find the term "girlfriend" silly. Saying &qu...

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by ER757
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3995

Re: Silly daft jokes.

Why didn't John Denver take a shower before his final flight?
He figured he'd just wash up on shore

too soon?

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by ER757
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2031

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Just under my Top were:

Francene
Thunderbird
Ten Dollar Man
Heard It On The X
Cheap Sunglasses
Sharp Dressed Man
Asleep In The Desert
Just Got back From Baby's

Oh yeah, forgot about Francine...great tune!!

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by ER757
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3995

Re: Silly daft jokes.

My grandfather’s favorite on long California car trips: Points at windshield bug splatter. “It took a lot of guts to do that!” When I was a young child and we'd be on a family road trip, I remember when we'd pass a cemetery and I'd point it out - my Dad would say, "no, that's a marble orchard....

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by ER757
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator
Replies: 564
Views: 109340

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

Joshu wrote:
rlwynn wrote:
Seems like Qatar will look for any excuse not to pay.


I was thinking the same thing.

Since QR already has these aircraft in their possession, I'd assume they were already paid for, so what is Qatar looking for an excuse to not to pay for?

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by ER757
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters
Replies: 33
Views: 5544

Re: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters

Focusing on the plane rather than on the customer, I'm wondering how it will be charged on the tarmac. To ensure a green operation, it should be plugged to the local distribution network (rather than to a diesel-powered electricity generator). I guess by the time this aircraft will be put into serv...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2031

Re: My Top Ten ZZ Top Songs

My Top 10 ZZ Top songs: TUSH LA GRANGE JUST GOT PAID BROWN SUGAR BLUE JEAN BLUES PEARL NECKLACE TUBE SNAKE BOOGIE GOT ME UNDER PRESSURE ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WHILE BLIND WAITIN' FOR THE BUS/JESUS JUST LEFT CHICAGO I'll have to add "Heard it on The X" along with "Beer Drinkers and Hell...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Encryption

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by ER757
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3995

Re: Silly daft jokes.

If you go around the corner to buy a sausage in Germany, is that taking a turn for the wurst?

I'll show myself out........

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by ER757
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3995

Re: Silly daft jokes.

I'm reading a book on anti-gravity - I can't put it down

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by ER757
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters
Replies: 33
Views: 5544

Re: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters

Just the usual form of greenwashing, where a major airline associates themselve with a useless electric aircraft to boost their "green image". There is nothing "green" about DHL. In the real world, they operate one the oldest and outdated fleets out there, with hordes of 20-30 y...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1492

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

Those were just octaves. More or less just an effect. A rich man’s chorus. Doesn’t count. Basses has 4 strings. It's OK, I understand and accept that most bassists can't count to 5. But trust me, there's a whole world of numbers out there when you get past 4! I agree - heck, way back in 1977, John ...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters
Replies: 33
Views: 5544

Re: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters

Just the usual form of greenwashing, where a major airline associates themselve with a useless electric aircraft to boost their "green image". There is nothing "green" about DHL. In the real world, they operate one the oldest and outdated fleets out there, with hordes of 20-30 y...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1492

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

Basses have 4 strings, unless it is a Fender VI. It's OK, I understand and accept that most bassists can't count to 5. But trust me, there's a whole world of numbers out there when you get past 4! I agree - heck, way back in 1977, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin played an 8-string bass on about fou...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Billiards

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by ER757
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 73
Views: 6184

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

I still maintain the reason he's refused to produce them is because they show he has a net worth much smaller than he's always claimed. Even if they do prove Russian entaglement, money laundering, or whatever, I really don't think he cares. He's shown time and again he's too stupid to care about th...

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by ER757
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1492

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEqKwAbrnKE
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The best there's ever been - solo starts at about 4:20 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEqKwAbrnKE

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by ER757
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Currency

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by ER757
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Battery

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by ER757
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 65274

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

These hearings are going to be tough for the GOP. At some point you need to lead instead of following the big lie that has created this world of crazy folks. I applaud Kevin Cramer for trying to stand up for law and order in this case, but his vote in the Senate for impeachment and hearings indicat...

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by ER757
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

lamp

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by ER757
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2844

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

My assistant who coaches gymnastics thinks she got what called the twistes. And she has now come out and said exactly that : https://www.yahoo.com/sports/simone-biles-said-she-got-140903850.html And frankly, for someone who does what she does, as someone mentioned up thread, it is totally understan...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 2031

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

Was shocked to hear this - so sad. ZZ Top was a great band and the original members stayed together for 50 years - pretty amazing
:tombstone:

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by ER757
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2844

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Given that it's been widely reported that she's having some mental health issues, it seems more than a little harsh to tell her to "suck it up". If you are an elite athlete performing at the very top levels of your sport and self-proclaim yourself as the best that's ever been, then dealin...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2844

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Given that it's been widely reported that she's having some mental health issues, it seems more than a little harsh to tell her to "suck it up". If you are an elite athlete performing at the very top levels of your sport and self-proclaim yourself as the best that's ever been, then dealin...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2844

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Given that it's been widely reported that she's having some mental health issues, it seems more than a little harsh to tell her to "suck it up". I just feel Simone Biles isn't going to do something like this unless something is really amiss. I actually think something deeper is going on. ...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

France

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by ER757
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Wine

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by ER757
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2844

Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

https://www.espn.com/olympics/gymnastics/story/_/id/31902290/simone-biles-withdraws-individual-all-competition-tokyo-olympics-focus-mental-health Already knew about her leaving the team finals but now dropping out of individual all-around competition. My feeling is do what you want as far as individ...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3287

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

:lol: I bet they still had a little left in the tank. Pitchers threw a lot more innings back then. Pitchers back in the day were something else. Throw 9 full innings, while also batting (successfully) and then pitching again a few days later. I get Cy Young isn’t the best example since the top pitc...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heavy explosion, CHEMPARK, Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Heavy explosion, BAYER chemical park, Leverkusen, Germany

I wouldn't want to be too close on the downwind side of that smoke plume

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by ER757
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3287

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

Renaming a brand has risk. As baseball appeals to an older crowd... Meh. People care or they don't. How the licensing revenue goes matters. Did they spend money on season tickets and merch? Those are the people to listen to. People get attached to sports team names. It will be interesting to see th...

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by ER757
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Flock

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by ER757
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3287

Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/cleveland-indians-new-name-guardians Logos embedded in a Tweet about halfway down the story. Not crazy about the name or the graphics, but the story does explain the name has some meaning in Cleveland. The Washington Football Team is expected to announce their new name...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Mercury

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by ER757
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6478

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

I've read comments elsewhere of people bashing Bezos for spending gobs of money on space flight suggesting that the world has big problems and he should have donated it to worthy causes and invested it in solutions to things like climate change, infrastructure, the homeless crisis etc. Well, the dud...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3209

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Seb says that it wasn't a C5 or C141, no other jet freighters from LM though. Indeed, missed that! Is it possible it was a C-17? That kind but not a C17. This was 1986. It was a long time ago. I just remember large military aircraft flew in fire trucks and equipment. PDT can take up to 757s. I have...

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by ER757
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

hump

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by ER757
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14854

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Phonograph

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by ER757
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3833

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

CPAC bills itself as The largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world. Thankfully, verbally harassing and stalking a trans person was the most shocking and disgusting thing that happened at CPAC a few days ago. Oh, wait... - Far-right conspiracy theories flourished elsewhere...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5801

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

I set my cc at 8 over in Oregon and 10 over in California. I’m usually in the middle of the left lane pack in Oregon but California drivers routinely travel in herds at 15 over. On my trip down this week i was amazed yet again at how many jackwagons stay locked in the left lane at precisely the spe...

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