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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Ron Paul speaks: Kabul Has Fallen - But Don't Blame Biden http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2021/august/16/kabul-has-fallen-but-dont-blame-biden/ The US war on Afghanistan was not lost yesterday in Kabul. It was lost the moment it shifted from a limited mission to apprehend thos...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC. War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Here is a video testimony from June 23 of Congressman Lamborn asking Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley about their plans given the Taliban's acceleration, closing Baghram Air Base and about women. The potential for this kind of defeat was fully considered. The...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

c933103 wrote:
They can ask China to help reverse engineering and make copies of parts for them


I guess that's a win for the US Defense suppliers. We'll need new generation stuff now that China will have their hands on what we left.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

US: "How much Afghan long-term patriotism can we buy with these pallets of cash???"

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Glad to be out of Afghanistan, no matter how messy. I say, let China figure it out. Yeah, good luck to them. I think they'll throw around a bit of money to say they have some influence like they do in Pakistan and leave it at that. I doubt they'll make it a giant money pit like we've done for twent...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Glad to be out of Afghanistan, no matter how messy. I say, let China figure it out.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Afghan president flees the country as Taliban move on Kabul https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-taliban-kabul-bagram-e1ed33fe0c665ee67ba132c51b8e32a5 I believe that the extra Troops that Biden is sending in are not so much from fear about the Taliban, but more to keep secure our exit from Afghani...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Taliban enter Kabul, say they don’t plan to take it by force https://apnews.com/article/taliban-e1ed33fe0c665ee67ba132c51b8e32a5 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters entered the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Sunday, further tightening their grip on the country as panicked workers fled gov...

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzBGNd9gOE
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Houston - SB 51 - NFL Live Stage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzBGNd9gOE

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13411

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

If the juvenile in question has or has had such difficulties traveling in cramped spaces, why would the parent(s) force him to do so now. It would seem that the parents should have made other more suitable travel arrangements for the boy rather than subject him to the rigors of crowded commercial a...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13411

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

Just a side note: Am I the only one wondering thats duct tape or is it speedtape? The FAA should standardize the tape and issue best practices for it's application and removal. The ALs should also consider stocking "spit covers" to go over the heads of restrained unruly passengers who ins...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13411

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

Looks like Duct Tape is becoming SOP for these cases. My daughter approves. She would cover the person in her variety of duct tape bought for art. Lightsaber I'll ask this question again. Do FA's receive guidelines of how to tape males and females??? This is not a trivial question. Although trivial...

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13411

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

I guess this spells the end of windows on commercial flights. Can't have nice things.
Safety First!!

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2153

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

The Late Show’s humorous take on Cuomo’s Resignation announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA6_VUfon2s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXNMfB7hFBQ Colbert is the master of snark with a smile. This isn't even Colbert. It's ET's montage on the Cuomosexal phenomenon, published in April of ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6398

Re: The Murder of Ella French

I think a solution to cut back on neighborhood gang violence, is to pro-actively train and arm families in the area with firearms. We have a 2nd Amendment right that can actually be used to defend your home and your family.

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2153

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned amidst his sexual misconduct scandal. He just announced this live in a press conference and the resignation will become effective August 24, when Kathy Hochul will become the first female Governor of NY. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/new-york-g...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2723

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

From the AP: https://apnews.com/article/andrew-cuomo-resigns-17161f546bb83c32a337036ecf8d2a34 The governor had also increasingly come under fire over his rough and sometimes vindictive treatment of fellow politicians and his own staff, with former aides telling stories of a brutal work environment. ...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISveIzgq_kQ
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Watch the Masters at work - Live In Texas

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

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2723

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbqHaVEP_ss
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The CBS This Morning Interview

Brittany Commisso speaks out about allegations against Cuomo

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

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2723

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

Cuomo accuser Brittany Commisso speaks publicly for the first time In an exclusive interview with "CBS This Morning" and the Times Union, Brittany Commisso spoke publicly for the first time about her accusation of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Commisso said Cuom...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

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

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62445

Re: Spirit operational challenges

The Free Market at work.

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

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

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

Experience Dusty, and the ZZ Top boys at the top of their game in 1980 in Germany. Full Rockpalast Concert: https://youtu.be/tH4hCeJrs44 If you look carefully you will see the same link three posts above yours. ;) You are correct Sir ! ! :) This 1976 interview with the band, including Dusty, begins...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://youtu.be/tH4hCeJrs44
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Experience Dusty, and the ZZ Top boys at the top of their game in 1980 in Germany.
Full Rockpalast Concert:

https://youtu.be/tH4hCeJrs44

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2723

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

https://youtu.be/BsBZBBxSCDo?t=1033
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MaverickM11 wrote:
Biden has called on him to resign. Again.


The Cuomo question to Biden begins at 17:13

https://youtu.be/BsBZBBxSCDo?t=1033

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Afghanistan comprises many tribal regions, separated by mountainous regions and pass chokepoints. These people have been fighting each other, toppling/assassinating rulers for as long as I can remember. You'll never make a "nation" out of that. It's just the way it is. The only way to part...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab9zK8yT4_Y
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Why the US were Foolish to think that we could "Nation-build" in the area, drawn up by the Brits, as Afghanistan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab9zK8yT4_Y

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42379

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Is it legal for Afgan citizens to own firearms to protect their families?

I guess this sectarian violence will go on forever.

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206256

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1 ... 40807?s=20
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Graph published in Feb. of 2020

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https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1 ... 40807?s=20

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206256

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Interesting new release https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/health/fully-vaccinated-people-breakthrough-hospitalization-death/index.html Highlights. 1. Less than .001% of those that are fully vaccinated have died from Covid. As of July 26. of 163,000,000 vaccinated adults in the US, there have been 1,26...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaRXm7uQ7gc
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The Show Goes On !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaRXm7uQ7gc

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by DIRECTFLT
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1382

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiEy3nbmjd4
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Grand Funk Railroad - "Black Licorice"

Bassist is the fabulous Mel Schacher.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiEy3nbmjd4

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206256

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A "Snap" Lockdown was called for Brisbane, Australia. https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/coronavirus-australias-third-largest-city-of-brisbane-to-enter-covid-lockdown-2499190 Sydney adds four weeks to lockdown as Australia COVID-19 cases grow "Far from a planned exit from lockdown in thr...

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1382

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

http://www.talkbass.com
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Not a bass player, but there is good website to reference for bass players. It's http://www.talkbass.com

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by DIRECTFLT
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyiAPuM9cUU
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From a piece done by CBS Sunday Morning in 2019

ZZ Top is "Goin' 50"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyiAPuM9cUU

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by DIRECTFLT
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2733

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Has Simone withdrawn from all competition for the duration of the Olympics??

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by DIRECTFLT
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E1DldjvWT8
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Dusty singing on "I Got The Six" Original Rehearsal Tape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E1DldjvWT8

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1952

Re: RIP Dusty Hill

https://www.khou.com/video/entertainmen ... 080f04aeaf
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I saw ZZ Top headline at the Memorial Stadium in Austin in front of 80,000 fans in 1974. It was a concert I'll never forget.

https://www.khou.com/video/entertainmen ... 080f04aeaf

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heavy explosion, CHEMPARK, Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 952

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

https://apnews.com/article/europe-explo ... c924ea1510
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AP Reports 16 injured, 5 missing in explosion at German chemical hub

https://apnews.com/article/europe-explo ... c924ea1510

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heavy explosion, CHEMPARK, Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 952

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

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


Oy vey...what kind of nasty stuff is in that cloud?


You're going to need more than an N95 mask for that stuff!!
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Aaron747 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
Another view of the mushrooming explosion cloud...

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


Oy vey...what kind of nasty stuff is in that cloud?


You're going to need more than an N95 mask for that stuff!!

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1869

New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Documentary Filmmaker Blows The Lid Off Controversy In ‘The Boys In Red Hats’ https://www.forbes.com/sites/adawson/2021/07/14/documentary-filmmaker-blows-the-lid-off-controversy-in-the-boys-in-red-hats/ No one was more embarrassed or angered by the footage than Jonathan Schroder, a filmmaker and gra...

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heavy explosion, CHEMPARK, Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 952

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkGuXrEYZMo
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Another view of the mushrooming explosion cloud...

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

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by DIRECTFLT
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 50
Views: 13428

Re: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

This 2 min video posted to YT has more footage before the fight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UfBAkmbH5s It happens fast, but at about :08 in the video, the woman on the left removes her glasses, as in "I'm preparing to throw down with you." The woman on the right then walks away, but...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206256

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-europe-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-21beeb79952619bd84d9b87380d2deb2 The law, adopted by parliament early Monday, also sets up a “health pass” for everyone in order to access resta...

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 50
Views: 13428

Re: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UfBAkmbH5s
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This 2 min video posted to YT has more footage before the fight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UfBAkmbH5s

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by DIRECTFLT
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 50
Views: 13428

Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

https://www.headlinestoday.news/2021/07/26/two-women-fight-on-spirit-airlines-flight-from-vegas-to-atlanta-video/ The Twitter site Las Vegas Scoop has posted a video of the altercation between the two women. The women had a verbal exchange before the punches were thrown. The passengers jumped to sep...

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by DIRECTFLT
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 254
Views: 13415

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Two planes full of Democratic reps from Texas fly to DC with no masks on. Not a mask story for the MSM... But -one- (R) Congressman flies on a plane from DC to Texas without a mask.... And that's --- A Story --- to run with for the MSM. But there's no selective coverage / selective outrage of topics...

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