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by Newark727
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun'n'Fun Expecting Record Crowds, Attendance Cap Lifted
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Re: Sun'n'Fun Expecting Record Crowds, Attendance Cap Lifted

I totally understand and empathize with people wanting to get back to events like this. COVID killed an airshow at Beale AFB that I'd really been looking forward to. But we've declared victory over this virus several times already, and each time it's been too soon. I really hope they take some preca...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power
Replies: 33
Views: 1942

Re: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power

There’s no going back. Government doubled in the depression, tripled to get WW2 won quickly, then tripled again during the Cold War. Unless we return to a mostly domestic-only economy like the early 20th century, it aint happening. Despite it's in line with historical trend, but exactly why would i...

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 510
Views: 126792

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

Delta 777-200LR N705DN filed VCV-MWH 11:45AM - 1:55PM. Not sure what to make of this, but a conversion program now seems like a MUCH bigger possibility. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N705DN Delta 767-300ER N185DN filed ILN-VCV 12PM - 1:34PM as DL9940. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircra...

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17479

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Forgive me if I'm not convinced by all these right-wing posters who have suddenly always been against corporate power. The GOP only spent the last forty years helping big businesses grow as large, as undertaxed, and as underregulated as they could get away with. You don't get to complain when they c...

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17479

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

If you wanted to remove the ID requirement to exercise a constitutional right, that'd include gun sales too I assume? When's the last time a dozen people were killed in a voting spree? I was just saying you'd have to be consistent with the "constitutional right" argument. Do you? They're ...

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17479

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Veigar wrote:
If you wanted to remove the ID requirement to exercise a constitutional right, that'd include gun sales too I assume?


When's the last time a dozen people were killed in a voting spree?

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17479

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Looks like the MLB took some decisive action and moved the All Star Game from the state. Good for them. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/MLB-moving-All-Star-Game-in-response-to-voting-16073086.php I understand why they're doing it, but I feel sorry for the Atlanta baseball fans who'll miss out, ...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Capitol incident
Replies: 19
Views: 1652

Re: US Capitol incident

DocLightning wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Not believed be terrorism related.


Then what the heck was it?


Suicide by cop?

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun
Replies: 40
Views: 9507

Re: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun

Between the plane crashes, forest fires, and accidental home-made pipe bombs, these gender reveal parties are a friggin' public menace. How much pomp and circumstance do you really need for this?

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New Airline to Become World’s First “No-Cost” airline, despite “excessive” fees
Replies: 18
Views: 2933

Re: Report: New Airline to Become World’s First “No-Cost” airline, despite “excessive” fees

All jokes aside, I'd actually give that airline a try.... - You would have to board the plane via stairway (not sure how that would work in some facilities though). Nope, the stair is $15. If you don't want to pay that, they'll also leave the R1 galley door open so you can pull yourself onboard wit...

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by Newark727
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions about oversize door on military Cessna 560 Citation V (UC-35)
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Questions about oversize door on military Cessna 560 Citation V (UC-35)

Some of the Cessna 560 Citations used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps have an oversize cabin door like so: 6240979 I was wondering two things: first, what kind of missions are they doing with these business jets that need a cargo door like this? And second, was this ever offered as an option to ci...

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by Newark727
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 510
Views: 126792

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VTS ... /KSBD/KTTS
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Everts Air Cargo MD-83 freighter N964CE arrived at SBD yesterday evening, and is scheduled to leave today for TTS, using flight number 5V 249:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VTS ... /KSBD/KTTS

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by Newark727
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30601

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

Anyone know if Boeing is going to offer a -7 MAX BBJ?

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by Newark727
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant
Replies: 135
Views: 12164

Re: WN Pilot Goes on Anti-Bay Area Rant

Part of being a professional is knowing when to keep your unsolicited opinions and hilarious jokes to yourself.

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by Newark727
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest Biden Administration "Scandal"
Replies: 35
Views: 3215

Re: Latest Biden Administration "Scandal"

I mean if I were in that position I'd like to be able to return a gesture of respect offered somehow, but not necessarily by saluting in return.

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747classic wrote:
a2b7 wrote:


I see that B-16402 is being reactivated, but what are the 2 other thought dead 747F at MHV?


B-18702 & B-18703

Note ; B-18702 was powered up, with the transponder again active last friday, see : https://www.radarbox.com/data/registration/b-18702


Aren't those at VCV?

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by Newark727
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5M vs C-5A range performance?
Replies: 22
Views: 3712

Re: C-5M vs C-5A range performance?

Politics giveth and politics taketh away; the C-17 boosters didn't get everything they wanted either. IIRC there was a planned stretch that never ended up happening.

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by Newark727
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1020
Views: 169597

Re: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread

They won't call it the F-15F because that would make too much sense.

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by Newark727
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5M vs C-5A range performance?
Replies: 22
Views: 3712

Re: C-5M vs C-5A range performance?

I’ve flown hundreds of non-stop TATL legs in the A model, never needed an AR. TPAC wasn’t much of an issue—PHNL-Australia, Okinawa, Japan, Guam, non-stop, unrefueled with normal, pallet loads. Start hauling heavy stuff, DSRV, MkV SOF boat, destroyer transmission, whole ‘nother story. A lot of those...

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by Newark727
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Red Flag exercise question
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Red Flag exercise question

For a few years now I've made occasional visits to Nellis AFB while Red Flag is going on to take photos from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but it has always been during the week. For 21-2, though, the only good day for me to go is Saturday the 13th. Do they typically fly on Saturdays, or am I better...

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by Newark727
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2676

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

I'm not a Newsom fan - always seemed like too much of an ambitious ladder climber, and going to that restaurant demonstrated a profound lack not just of political instincts, but of empathy with his constituents. But I'm also pretty cool to the idea of recalling him. I just question how much of the i...

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by Newark727
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12144

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

"Pro-free speech," huh. That is a hell of a way to sweep a lot of shit under the rug. Really, if the best defense you can muster for your beliefs is that it is legal to express them, that doesn't say a great deal for your beliefs.

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by Newark727
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA 155 Island Hopper Question
Replies: 73
Views: 7123

Re: UA 155 Island Hopper Question

Are there still any flights like this in Alaska or northern Canada? Was the first comparison that came to mind.

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by Newark727
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12144

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

I know what you people believe. If you like me calling it for what it is, then maybe do something about the fringes of your party. Because they are increasingly becomng the mainstream There's a difference plain as day between "I know" and "I refuse to learn." We can all see it. ...

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by Newark727
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12144

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

You live in an alternative reality. democrats are actively trying to destroy women's sports, cancel anybody they disagree with, censor media outlets that they don't like, keep people locked down for eternity, even ban Dr Seuss! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? They are an identity obsessed party. They judge peo...

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by Newark727
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6874

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

LCDFlight wrote:
That's why American politics is so much fun. There is garbage on both sides. The insults are exciting, because they're true.


Seen any golden effigies of Cuomo lately?

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by Newark727
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 46
Views: 4021

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

Aaron747 wrote:
KNTD - Point Magu NAS (closed)


Point Mugu is very much alive - saw a flight of Hawkeyes and a C-130 touch down there from the Missile Park earlier this week.

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by Newark727
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French Rafale Cuts Power Lines
Replies: 12
Views: 2562

Re: French Rafale Cuts Power Lines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WmhAa_CJYY


Well, what else do you expect their tanker pilots to do? Find a 20,000-foot-long refueling hose? :D
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kc135topboom wrote:
Francoflier wrote:

How low exactly does the French Air Force like to fly?
Do their pilots fear hypoxia that much?
:duck:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WmhAa_CJYY


Well, what else do you expect their tanker pilots to do? Find a 20,000-foot-long refueling hose? :D

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by Newark727
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl LV: The COVID "Super Spreader" Dud
Replies: 65
Views: 2320

Re: Super Bowl LV: The COVID "Super Spreader" Dud

Thought this thread was going to be about the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive line. :duck:

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by Newark727
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12144

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

I have an idea. Since the left now loves Liz Cheney, and since they are on agreement on how corporate America should govern this country, how this country needs to keep going with endless war, I guess what's Liz Cheney doing? she should just resign from the GOP and get into the Dems. She has more i...

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by Newark727
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12144

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

Make your own arguments. If you feel no obligation to listen to CNN, I feel no obligation to listen to two random Youtubers explain how a election could be stolen without a single trace of legally admissible evidence in front of the entire country. I could find two random Youtubers to explain to me ...

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by Newark727
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12144

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

And my neighborhood loves the constitution. It's a largely working class neighborhood. Ethnically diverse, a lot of immigrants, particularly from India. Lot of American flags waving on the porch. This is real America. Washington does not care about us. And they don't care about you. 1/6 happened be...

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by Newark727
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12144

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

Second, would you people just shut up about the "insurrection" crap. Why are you so concerned about the safety of our politicians? You realize they don't care one iota for your safety, right? Most people I know, and keep in mind i live in a pretty moderate suburb, thought what happened on...

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by Newark727
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12144

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

Fascinating post. It is hard to fault. I thought it was weird that people described Trump as hard-right. I don't think so. I think he was far to the left of Cheney. On some issues (such as war entanglements, free trade and overall class sophistication), Trump was significantly to the left of Hillar...

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by Newark727
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"
Replies: 207
Views: 12144

Re: Liz Cheney: GOP risks becoming known as "the party of white supremacy"

You still subscribe to that "demographics are destiny" crap, which again, is an old way of thinking. The working class is multi-racial. Black, white, Hispanic, etc. And they all care about the same things - jobs, wages, healthcare, education, etc. What they don't care about are deficits, ...

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by Newark727
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump's tax returns can be turned over to New York prosecutors
Replies: 35
Views: 2524

Re: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election

Why a lot of explaining? The Dem party has a habit of accusing candidates of evading taxes. (Harry Reid- Romney) with no evidence. The whole media/Dem party has done the same with Trump. So if they were wrong it would be nice to get an apology and if he broke the law then he pays the price. No? Let...

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by Newark727
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump's tax returns can be turned over to New York prosecutors
Replies: 35
Views: 2524

Re: Donald Trump's tax returns can be turned over to New York prosecutors

The 1970s and 80s New York City real estate industry wasn't exactly known for its honest and transparent business practices. Just saying.

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by Newark727
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who has been canceled? A list.
Replies: 174
Views: 12064

Re: Who has been canceled? A list.

"...debated the existence of snow."

the hell?

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by Newark727
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nigerian Air Force King Air crash
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Re: Nigerian Air Force King Air crash

Not a great week for air safety...

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by Newark727
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing customer codes - rarities or allocated but never used
Replies: 17
Views: 3000

Re: Boeing customer codes - rarities or allocated but never used

Not sure if it counts, but 17 (CP Air). When PWA acquired CP to form Canadian Airlines in 1987, PWA's customer code of 75 replaced CP's old code. Air Canada has always used the customer code 33. Trans-Canada Air Lines never had Boeing aircraft. Jean Chrétien suggested the name change in 1964, when ...

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by Newark727
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5473

Re: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

So unfortunate the hatred for a deceased person, RGB who many on the right despised, never received similar comments after her death. Ruth-Bader Ginsburg was close friends with one of the most conservative judges on the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia. Limbaugh called an activist he disagreed with a ...

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by Newark727
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113278

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

If a piece of an airplane engine falls from the sky and lands in your backyard, are you allowed to keep it?

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by Newark727
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5473

Re: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

Will you all be so tolerant when someone like Pelosi or Schumer dies and people post the things similar to what is above? I doubt it, but he sure ruffled a lot feathers. It's really a question of respect. It's ultimately a two-way street. Limbaugh expressed very little respect for anyone - it's uns...

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by Newark727
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1965
Views: 295596

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

The 747-200Fs all seem to be taking a break. 4L-GEN has been hanging out at TBS since 2/15. Both EX-47001 & 02 have also not flown in the past 3-4 days. Still watching to see when ER-BAT, ER-BAR and 4L-GEO all crank back up. Hopefully EW-460TQ can join the fun. Seems at minimum the transponder ...

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by Newark727
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 138
Views: 15210

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

CALMSP wrote:
KrustyTheKlown wrote:
A way better name would be "What-happens-in-Vegas" International Airport


100%!!!


But it's not staying in Vegas! That's the whole point of an airport! :P

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by Newark727
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Wars: Trump Goes After Mitch McConnell
Replies: 35
Views: 2518

Re: GOP Wars: Trump Goes After Mitch McConnell

"No-Chin" Mitch has always been a festering pile of waste. You can group 98% of Congress in with him. But I am still going to wait around to see how long until the sweethearts start calling out the Biden Administration. Like only a dictator rules by executive orders... LOL listen to yours...

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by Newark727
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 20 years from now
Replies: 63
Views: 4806

Re: COVID-19 20 years from now

That's really interesting. Thanks again for all the knowledge you've been sharing with this forum over the last few months.

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by Newark727
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 20 years from now
Replies: 63
Views: 4806

Re: COVID-19 20 years from now

DocLightning wrote:
OC43 spilled over from cattle around 1890 and may have been the true cause of the "Russian Flu" that killed a million people worldwide. Interestingly, both OC43 and HKU1 have furin cleavage sites.


How do they establish that date? Is it more genetics, historiography, or both?

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by Newark727
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4714

Re: User's rides

I'm mostly about the small cars. A Honda Fit, two Golfs. Mostly manual transmissions. Where I live I have to do a lot of driving, so it helps to have something that makes it a little bit fun.

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