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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 181
Views: 15576

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://youtu.be/GXLQxEJz0Tw


Here is the source for the video from Andy Slater / Fox Sports 640

https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/1 ... 7964595202?
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extender wrote:
Surveillance video:

https://youtu.be/GXLQxEJz0Tw


Here is the source for the video from Andy Slater / Fox Sports 640

https://twitter.com/AndySlater/status/1 ... 7964595202?

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 181
Views: 15576

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

When I was watching coverage of this early this morning, it took a little while before I realized exactly what had happened. At first, looking at some of the pictures on Twitter, I thought that a "corner" part of the building had fallen forward. But the hard reality is, it was more like an...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17645

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Threat of more blackouts may erode reliability claims for fossil energy Amid soaring temps, Texas’ grid operator said unexpected shutdowns at power plants had stressed the system. Nearly 80% were “thermal” generators (mostly natural gas-fueled in Texas) and not renewable sources. Now, in a study pub...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206567

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/KEYTNC3/status/1405 ... 77388?s=20

The jab is mostly safe then.
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Seven boys ages 14 to 19 suffered from a very rare type of heart inflammation that looks like a heart attack. It’s one that public health officials are beginning to link to COVID-19 vaccines.

https://twitter.com/KEYTNC3/status/1405 ... 77388?s=20

The jab is mostly safe then.

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

US Videotel all-in-one system

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 101
Views: 18528

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

Southwest Airlines is dealing with delays and cancellations for a third straight day. https://www.koco.com/article/southwest-airlines-technical-issues-strand-teacher-municipal-judge-in-houston-for-days/36757718 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLr8xliXGK8 AC out at LAX to add to their 8 hour wait... ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 2318

Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

Cristiano Ronaldo is a European Football pop culture colossus, boasting almost 300 million Instagram followers. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jun/16/cristiano-ronaldo-snubs-coca-cola-billions-wiped-off-drink-giants-market-value https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpjP3SQ9XFU What cojones he ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 2619

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

The D's are still dreaming of a Blue takeover of Texas. This Federal Holiday is blah to me. I'm not a Federal Worker.
I'd have rather seen a Federal Holiday to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation. That means something / should mean something to all Americans.

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17645

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

cskok8 wrote:
Building a wall should help


I think we'll just shift the Earth's rotation.
That should do it.
Or fix the climate.
Both are about the same difficulty.

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17645

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

To be fair to ERCOT, Texas had the highest temps, by Heat Index, overnight last night, and today, early this afternoon. And the beginning of Summer is still a week away!! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51246031313_16ac562136_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51246390912_6db534c329_o.jpg

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 41636

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

I'm beginning to observe something in the scientific world. There is a rather stark difference between what epidemiologists seem to say, and what virologists seem to say. Specifically, I've started listening to these virology podcasts, This Week In Virology. They're starting to convince me that may...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 2383

Re: Social spending

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgasxwArasU
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4th Stimulus Check in the works ? ? ?

Sen. Sanders & Schumer talking... about going ahead, without the Rs and without Biden...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgasxwArasU

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Clarence Williams III - From the Original "Mod Squad"
Replies: 1
Views: 287

R.I.P. Clarence Williams III - From the Original "Mod Squad"

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f9/4a/3a/f94a3ad46a7f659b28dc1e879fa4692d.jpg https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/clarence-williams-iii-mod-squad-dies-at-81-1234963703/ He was in films and TV, but I will leave you with this: From Clarence Williams III's masterful performance in Purple Rain ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 82
Views: 6328

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

They announced tonight on the news that there was a window seat still open for the flight. Maybe Mark Zuckerberg would be up for the experience??

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 64956

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

The time between the two booms depends on the lenght of the a/c and its speed. It is the time it takes for the a/c to fly with its length over you from front to tail. A F35 is 15.6 m long. Concorde was 61.66 m long. So at the same speed the time between the two booms from a Concorde is rough four t...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 64956

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

The Today Show had a promo video that showed the artist representation of the United aircraft with 27 windows each side = 54 windows. The YT video inferred there would one seat per window, but the video stated there would be 88 passengers. So is the final aircraft going to be 2 seats across or four ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 41636

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n52z4bnn0t8

No matter the "good" intentions... Taking Experimental drugs should not be a requirement to have a job.
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Yahoo Finance YouTube

Houston Methodist sued over COVID-19 vaccine mandate, raising questions of employee rights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n52z4bnn0t8

No matter the "good" intentions... Taking Experimental drugs should not be a requirement to have a job.

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25973

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

When someone uses the pejorative descriptor "nutjob" in their statements, then, to me, they have lost the argument already, and have nothing left but name-calling.

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25973

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Bill Maher defends Israel’s Gaza operation on his HBO show Host spends nearly 10 minutes discussing recent conflict, takes aim at celebrities such as Bella Hadid: ‘You can’t learn history from Instagram’ https://www.timesofisrael.com/bill-maher-defends-israels-gaza-operation-on-his-hbo-show/ I don't...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri May 28, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 41636

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 21257385v1
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A University of Louisville study published last week found that “mask mandates and use are not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among US states.”

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 21257385v1

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun May 23, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sabre system technical issues causes delays May 21, 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Sabre system technical issues causes delays May 21, 2021

https://simpleflying.com/american-airlines-check-in-outage/ An example of the delays well into the day after the problem was resolved, was a friend of mine was deluded from departing San Antonio to DFW on AA for 2 hours. Perhaps the word "deluded" was an autocorrect substitution, but if n...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat May 22, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sabre system technical issues causes delays May 21, 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Sabre system technical issues causes delays May 21, 2021

https://simpleflying.com/american-airli ... in-outage/

An example of the delays well into the day after the problem was resolved, was a friend of mine was deluded from departing San Antonio to DFW on AA for 2 hours.
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https://simpleflying.com/american-airli ... in-outage/

An example of the delays well into the day after the problem was resolved, was a friend of mine was deluded from departing San Antonio to DFW on AA for 2 hours.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun May 16, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Has Begun
Replies: 0
Views: 888

The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Has Begun

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary $50 subsidy on monthly broadband (internet service) bills for qualifying low-income households. This program is available until funds are exhausted. Eligible households can also rec...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed May 12, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25973

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

VIDEO: Hamas launches over 100 missiles towards Tel Aviv and the center of the country. https://twitter.com/TheIsraelink/status/1392281728174092301?s=20 To summarize the Israel reaction: "They hit us, so ... we hit 'em back..." https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/8f062376-5b3a-4f5e-b52e-eaa123a5d...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun May 09, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??
Replies: 27
Views: 3523

China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??

Live tracking of the debris of the out-of-control China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ), which last week launched the core module of the country's space station, is set to re-enter the earth's atmosphere this weekend, around May 9th. Live tracking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29HGFep3Zek

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat May 08, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak turns 50
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Amtrak turns 50

I don't get why you care about profitability for Amtrak. Amtrak has a steady amount of growing users as well. Again why do care about profit if trains can move people. Are highways profitable? Because I don't enjoy more of my paycheck going to ever increases taxes and nothing good coming of it. It ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed May 05, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak turns 50
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Amtrak turns 50

They serve a much greater percentage of the population and there is a demand for them. I cannot count the number of times I've used a federally funded highway this year but I can tell you how many Amtrak trains I've been on. I don't get why you care about profitability for Amtrak. Amtrak has a stea...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed May 05, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4174

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Its amazing to me, that there are still educated people that want to separate White Supremacy and the institution of Slavery, that has been going on for thousands of years. In what little I was taught in Public Schools, the reason for the US Civil War was given "to end slavery," yet there...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue May 04, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4174

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Its amazing to me, that there are still educated people that want to separate White Supremacy and the institution of Slavery, that has been going on for thousands of years. In what little I was taught in Public Schools, the reason for the US Civil War was given "to end slavery," yet there ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue May 04, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak turns 50
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Amtrak turns 50

Bostrom wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
Hope they can make America's passenger train system like what it was 100 years ago.


Steam powered? :)


Wouldn't steam power be kinder to the environment, or, would it be worse??

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun May 02, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak turns 50
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: Amtrak turns 50

Amtrak 50th Anniversary - A Year of Celebration Official Video (1:47) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bxJAbbAR2w They show a map (from 1971?) that seems to show service from DFW up past Wichita to Newton, Kansas, which is on the Southwest Chief Line. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51154259314_...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it
Replies: 69
Views: 4916

Re: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it

A Truck driver that posts videos of his trips, said that some long time truck drivers were sick of the Federal electronic required micro-management that came in, during the Obama Administration, and were thinking of quitting. I'm not the expert on this, so google the topic to find out more, if you w...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it
Replies: 69
Views: 4916

Re: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it

Elon Musk can solve this shortage with self-driving trucks!!

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 1373

Re: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

Awaiting other body cam videos to be released. Until then... rage on.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5922

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

In my opinion large black urban areas/communities should be patrolled only by black officers. I have also thought that if a race has a majority in a community, the police hired and trained should be of that majority race. I'll leave it a race, and not require the major sexual identity or the major ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57725

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VQPmpiMPvI
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Live 4K Transmission from Pad 39:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VQPmpiMPvI

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5922

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

In my opinion large black urban areas/communities should be patrolled only by black officers. I have also thought that if a race has a majority in a community, the police hired and trained should be of that majority race. I'll leave it a race, and not require the major sexual identity or the major ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7573

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

https://youtu.be/xrSQzLIENlU?t=197
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George Carlin had said it best about pulling out of a war in his 1972 album "Class Clown":

https://youtu.be/xrSQzLIENlU?t=197

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 101625

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

;) I misread the title of thread as :

European Commission Vacation Strategy News and Discussion Thread
8-)

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 24919

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

wirkey wrote:
Are the other policemen on scene now going to have charges for assisting in a murder?


No, this is Ohio and not Minn., with Keith Ellison as the "Progressive" AG at the helm.

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 24919

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The Appeal should be interesting.... DERSHOWITZ: The trial should have been moved out of urban Minneapolis to a rural area and the jury should have been sequestered from day one https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1384640532937428994?s=20 DERSHOWITZ: What Maxine Waters did, coupled with the jud...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 24919

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The Appeal should be interesting.... DERSHOWITZ: The trial should have been moved out of urban Minneapolis to a rural area and the jury should have been sequestered from day one https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1384640532937428994?s=20 DERSHOWITZ: What Maxine Waters did, coupled with the judg...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11960

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6QjHfV3AIM
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Long Island shooter of 3 still at large.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6QjHfV3AIM

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11960

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Does 45 spent shell casings — 28 from a handgun of one caliber and 17 from a handgun of another caliber — found at the scene = a mass shooting. In some ways it does. Two people were shot, and sadly a 7 year old girl died from the targeted attack at a McDonalds drive-thru. Bty, this was not an "...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 24919

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Jury is now deliberating. Going to be a tense day, week, two weeks, etc. EXPLAINER: How will jury deliberations work in Chauvin case? https://apnews.com/article/derek-chauvin-trial-jury-deliberations-sequestering-504dce0e97b2b6d3220e5ee9107ba896 There was some confusion on another site about whethe...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11960

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Five people shot in Shreveport https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/548944-five-people-shot-in-shreveport The shooting at a tavern in Somers Saturday evening left three dead and three others wounded, and one suspect captured, according to Kenosha County officials.. Probably just another isolated...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3455

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

I think men need to start learning how to throw glasses and plates, and go to a junkyard and take a baseball bat to a car. Do that. And see a therapist. There are actually businesses specifically for that. They're called Rage Rooms. Yeah I've seen some of those videos, never knew what it was called...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3455

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

I'd like information as to the security in that Fed Ex employee parking lot. Can anyone just drive in, or, do you have to have a card to get into the parking lot. What kind of security does that Fed Ex facility have. Armed guard(s) or guards of any kind? Did the shooter encounter any guards?? The FB...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 24919

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Defense set to take turn in ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death https://apnews.com/article/police-trials-minneapolis-racial-injustice-death-of-george-floyd-14901d347ed2a6353e2c1db7bec1f9d8 Once the defense takes over, Chauvin attorney Eric Nelson is expected to have his own experts testify that it was Flo...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 3369

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

I'm waiting to see which "Internet At Home" 5G service will roll out first to my address. I have signed up on the notifications list of T-Mobile and Verizon.

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