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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 42
Views: 1757

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Here's the difference I see: For starters she didn't send out a rather bratty tweet blaming the media for her mental health concerns. She identified a problem, she stated problem, and nothing I've seen her state indicates that she's blamed it on anything like fame, publicity, or exposure. Osaka ini...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1582

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Doesn't Sandmann remind you of the smug little rich mama's boy we all hated in high school? No he was just a kid that the media wanted to use the "white privilege" propaganda term to destroy him. It backfired on them with Duke Lacrosse and it backfired here yet they still run with stories...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 112
Views: 19489

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

So I did a little digging myself. TARCO Aircraft Funding isn't some big aircraft lessor, as it's currently the registrant for only this aircraft. It might even be a single-purpose entity to own the aircraft of a wealthy individual. The LLC's business address in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is also the addr...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY
Replies: 18
Views: 2803

Re: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY

MRY is a surprising add considering all the connection traffic from LAX and the Big Stripe already serving from BUR. Would think they’d rather go after a leisure market like wine country in PRB or summer getaway at TVL. TVL won't happen anytime soon because that airport is closed to commercial serv...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61488

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

If I had a dollar for every right wing host criticizing the Capitol Police’s ‘grown men crying’ in yesterday’s hearing, I could retire tomorrow with immediate effect.

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1582

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Has the kid done anything positive towards native americans since then, to alleviate any doubts we might have ? You think the burden of proof is on this kid to prove to you he's not racist towards Native Americans? Some obnoxious grown man makes a bee line for him while banging drums and gets right...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1582

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

A standard legal maneuver to ward off future nuisance suit filings. Paid to go away, not because there was any merit. Companies do this more often than you think - they want attorneys spending their expensive time on cases that matter. Oh yes, the best way to deter future frivolous lawsuits is to s...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY
Replies: 18
Views: 2803

Re: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY

MRY is a surprising add considering all the connection traffic from LAX and the Big Stripe already serving from BUR. Would think they’d rather go after a leisure market like wine country in PRB or summer getaway at TVL.

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 42
Views: 1757

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

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. She isn't like Osaka IMO. Interesting - that was the very first comparison that came to my mind - both citing mental health issues. Surely there are as man...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1582

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

The judge in the case ruled that Sandmann's basis for the suits were "not supported by the plain language in the article, which states none of these things" he ruled. We know this already but they paid to settle after. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/washington-post-settles...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?
Replies: 23
Views: 851

Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Thanks to having lived in Japan 10+ years the most for me is the 777, followed by 747.

What definitely ignited my interest was being taken to SJC, SFO, and DCA view parks as a kid. I just thought the 727 and L-1011 powering up for takeoff were the greatest sounds I had ever heard.

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California
Replies: 112
Views: 19489

Re: Bombardier CL 600 down near Truckee, California

Excellent commentary from Juan Brown as per usual. A good family friend of my grandparents was the fire chief in Truckee/Donner for many years way back when. Remember quite a few stories from him about responding to aircraft mishaps. There have always been a high number of accidents in the area, and...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1582

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

They paid him a charitable pittance to go away. He had no case. Not that I think there’s some greater scheme at play, and the networks deserved it…I did find it quite odd just how quickly everything played out in regards to the lawsuits. And also the fact the kid ended up with a job on McConells re...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61488

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I guess it is easy to be the party of law and order, and for 'the blue' ... until the supporters and insurrectionists your party has offered solace to, and who have been encouraged by your party leader, find themselves on the wrong side of the law by destroying federal property and attempting to st...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 1973

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

My mistake. Plenty of women wear shorts-style bathing suits to the beach these days. So no, saying that it’s played on a beach therefore you must wear a small bikini bottom is still not a valid reason. Is there a specific reason why the players can’t just be given the choice? Long shorts or bikini ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 1973

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

It would be interesting to get to the reasoning why the games in Japan were scheduled o be held in late July-early August. Was it pressure from the USA's Comcast/NBC network who didn't want their exclusive coverage of National Football League games on Sunday nights in Sept.-Dec.(likely the USA's TV...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1582

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Interesting the "speed over accuracy" angle in the article. It rears it's ugly head a lot like the Olympic park bombing and Duke Lacrosse case. There is also the other motive when it comes to "white privilege" I am glad CNN and the WaPo had to pay Sandmann. Anytime editorial roo...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61488

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

What we confirmed today is that ‘blue lives matter’ to rank and file GOP only when talking like MAGA. It’s mind numbing to watch.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heavy explosion, CHEMPARK, Leverkusen, Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 844

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?
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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?

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 69
Views: 2654

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

His OPS is .556 (right in the middle of the pack), his WAR is -0.3 (near the bottom). And he's only played 43 games this season. Anyway, what is defined as "good for the game"? I would think it's the obvious - winning (and, of course, if you're an owner, making money). I wish the league w...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?
Replies: 22
Views: 2397

Re: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?

727glasair wrote:
My friend used to fly Navajo's and Chieftans for Ameriflight.......night flying, based in SEA. Extremely challenging IFR operations.


Night ops in light twins all over the PNW? Noooooo thanks.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 21
Views: 1023

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

I stopped watching news and went back to reading news. The best decision I have ever made. Lightsaber +2 A great strategy overall. I skim TheHill for daily political news and follow a few political reporters on Twitter who keep things balanced. I see fascinating industry news and tech developments ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

Life's a real bitch, but when you compound the issue with the burdens of the First World it becomes almost unbearable. Heads up - document verification is the next big fraud prevention thing, get used to it. If it's a requirement for voting it's going to be a requirement to fart in your own bed pre...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 69
Views: 2654

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

I’ve been a big fan of MLB battling the pacing issues. If they did it in sensible ways, sure. But removing the need for a pitcher to throw 4 pitches for an intentional walk??? How much time does that save? Not a big fan of having a runner start on 2nd during extra innings, either. The longest game ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 69
Views: 2654

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

OPS superseded batting average in importance awhile ago. I agree that it's not a good change for the game overall. Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers is hitting .160 and still playing every day Back in the day that would get you sent to AAA no matter how well you covered ground in CF. His OPS is .556 (r...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 1973

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

There’s a huge difference between wearing something on your own time/choice and the IOC issuing a fine because your shorts are too long. Honestly, give 1 good reason why they absolutely MUST wear the bikini bottom style. The IOC didn’t issue the Norwegian beach handball women a fine, the European H...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61488

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

A nihilist is somebody who says riots are good. I say they are bad. And “activism” isn’t always good - it depends totally on the whys and hows. I guess our key difference is equivalency between loony and loony right. I speak to that and I get shot down. You’re right that the Capitol attack was wors...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61488

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The POTUS had nothing to do with the deployment in Capitol Hil. Mayor Bowser was in charge of that, and if she asked the pentagon for help, that is still not clear. Trump or the WH had absolutely nothing to do with this. https://wamu.org/story/21/01/11/dc-national-guard-deployment-capitol-delay/ Ca...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61488

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I've already said I condemn the Jan 6 rioters and endorsed repelling them with lawful gunfire.. not sure how much clearer we can be about that. And I never said I am against peaceful protests. Not at all. I think peaceful protests are great. But unfortunately, violent crime such and riots happen. S...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1851

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

there simply weren’t enough educated competent black people to take over the govt. This is not the problem - there were plenty, and there were even more available by the time Zuma was president. The problem is the post-liberation ANC is a patronage network first. Cabinet positions went to those who...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3459

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

Backyard BBQs, cheap beer, Coke, fireworks, Disney, the entertainment industry, and shopping malls are ‘not as popular in other countries’? Are you sure you have traveled a lot? Just the area of the world I am most familiar with, there are more fireworks and shopping malls in east Asia than in the ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61488

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Do you really want to compare the amount of felony rioting / violent crimes between the two sides of political activism? The Jan 6 capitol riot was definitely an example of right wing people doing it. It wasn’t the side doing it in half the big American cities last year. I think Jan 6 was absolutel...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3459

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

Just in case you thought Hitlerina here was an outlier, she is dead center conservative. Here is one of her co-leading lights in Arizona. She's a state senator: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7BibNVXEAEfZN7?format=jpg&name=900x900 Traitor = anyone who disagrees with her. What do all these right w...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61488

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Now wait a minute. When Trump was elected, a lot of people favored removing him. They said Resist, and he was not the real president. They said the election was a fraudulent, foreign attack. Finally, they realized Mueller would have to remove him. Then that didn’t work. It was theorized that genera...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61488

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Please provide links to the times Clinton, Carter, Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Ried, Kennedy demanded blind allegiance and told followers to overthrow the government. Both sides do not do it. Say it again: BOTH SIDES DO NOT DO IT. Just keep repeating it. Both sides do not do it. https://www.usatoday.co...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61488

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

So for the bipartisan congress investigation into this the GOP wants to include a couple of members who are involved in causing it ? What if they need to be heard ? It’s worse than that - the GOP leader is now accusing the House Speaker of not activating the National Guard on 1/6, which is asinine ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?
Replies: 22
Views: 2397

Re: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?

I flew checks for two years, single pilot mostly at night, initially in a Bonanza then an ancient Baron This was in all weather with no excuses for not going (they could always find another pilot) most of this flying was in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana and in the summer time you were dea...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 1973

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

It just dawned on me - were these athletes seriously preparing for over two years for an event without anyone on the team checking what Tokyo weather is like in summer? Unbelievable. The Australian team was preparing for it. It’s shouldn’t be an issue for Australians with summer temps in many place...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 1973

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

It just dawned on me - were these athletes seriously preparing for over two years for an event without anyone on the team checking what Tokyo weather is like in summer? Unbelievable.

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Final S-3 Viking Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 2628

Re: Final S-3 Viking Flight

Always had a soft spot for the Viking. They were an impressive visitor at the Moffett NAS airshow when I was a kid.

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 Stabilizer Question
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: B-52 Stabilizer Question

IIRC, the lines on the stab and the wings are walkways. All models should have had the same markings. OK thanks....Those are some rather abstract wing walk paths and they are not symmetrical between the left and right side. Just seems rather bizarre. Also remember there may be specialty equipment i...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 67
Views: 3631

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

Why do people even do these polls for, when we already have laws on the books prohibiting secession...namely the 14th amendment? Just because a law is there doesn't mean it correct. Some states are pretty dubious, for instance Hawaii should be an independent nation, it should never have been grante...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 69
Views: 2654

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

FlyEndeavorAir wrote:
Look I'm all for changing outdated names, but can we at least change them to creative names/names that make sense? Can't be that hard.


Anything that isn’t ‘Dodgers’ makes sense. :lol:

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 1973

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

Participants in the Games have a few things to say about the high temperatures and humidity currently wracking the Tokyo area. As someone who remembers the first half of the 1980's, I find this just a dryly hilarious complaint from the contemporary athletes who insist on wearing mile-long "sho...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 69
Views: 2654

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

L410Turbolet wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
Except it wouldn't because anyone with a brain could see that any Patriot Party group on GETTR or Telegram has no logo associated with a certain NFL team.

Since when is cancel culture guided by logic or reason?


Is that a tiny violin playing somewhere? Who's playing that?

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 69
Views: 2654

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

If that’s the case then why aren’t Americans getting excited by ODI and 20/20 cricket, there’s action, strategy, excitement, the short forms of cricket are much better spectator sports than incredibly boring baseball. If you tinker with some rules you may get test cricket back to its lofty lore, th...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3459

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

I agree that people who are not US citizens, who are demonstrated to be acting as foreign agents of hostile countries should be deported. Of all these groups, Chinese citizens would likely be the greatest in number and among the most sophisticated. I think any national security or intelligence prof...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 69
Views: 2654

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

You bring up a good point. They're shouldn't be much resistance from the fans since the Patriots is a team based in a solid blue region. They should be offended their team shares a code name for white supremacists and/or Q followers. Interesting spin but they don't care because Q is largely irrelev...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does London have six airports ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1699

Re: Why does London have six airports ???

By comparison, Los Angeles has five major commercial airports: LAX BUR LGB SNA ONT And I think PMD is still owned by LA World Airports, but is moribund. Van Nuys and Hawthorne serve business jets, Surf Air, etc. And there are more… Ex military airfields include VCV and RIV. The widely-spread nature...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

Re: What are the latest updates regarding PW4000-112 and when is it estimated to return to service?

Of course not. It means the NTSB isn't done investigating. When they are there will be a flurry of reports and commentary again.

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