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by Ken777
Sat May 18, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019

My cousin used to do renderings for Mr. Pei and Pei was his favorite Architect. My favorite rendering was his night setting of the Louvre Pyramid. I can remember reading about that work in Time and a lot of the good folks in Paris did NOT like the Pyramid at all - but time (and the increase in touri...

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by Ken777
Sat May 18, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 1722

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Bolton is, IMO, a war Freak and it looks like our SecState is dancing to the same tune. Trump probably doesn't have the brains to understand that another was in the ME will be political suicide, even for a dirtbag like him with his 38% of idiots supporting him. One can only hope that we will have an...

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by Ken777
Wed May 15, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 19
Views: 1472

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

A wife of 50 years Grandkids Fixing up an old house so I can finally sell it. Then fixing our current old house so the wife and I can finally sell it. Going on cruises with the wife when we can afford it while fixing up unwanted old houses I also love reading, especially my favorite writers - about ...

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by Ken777
Wed May 15, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2388

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

You want to see how roads are done properly come to Kansas where our road contractors have great lobbying folks. The only ones better are the ones lobbying on behalf of the school districts who were somewhat successful in raiding the DOT budget for additional funding a while back. Anyways. We have ...

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by Ken777
Wed May 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 4896

Re: trumps losses in business.

It is also proof of him being a bull shit artist extraordinaire. He started with a small loan of a million and managed to loose a billion plus. How many can brag about that. We now know why he is trying to cover his ass. Actually Daddy started him of with more than a simple million and over time fu...

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by Ken777
Mon May 06, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 200
Views: 9849

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Fortunately many people haven't kept up the charade here in France, so now the zealots are in the clear minority. I know a guy my age, whose parents didn't raise him religiously, his father is a psychiatrist, he's an engineer, and he became religious a few years ago, and married a religious woman. ...

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by Ken777
Fri May 03, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2381

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

Magog So what does a ‘well regulated Militia’ mean?. I'm in the camp that believe es the first three words are the key. Well regulated would mean. that the government would establish reasonable and responsible measures to ensure ownership is available to citizens and that, when appropriate ownershi...

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by Ken777
Wed May 01, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6785

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Bring articles of impeachment and put your money where your mouth is. Are you referring to an Impeachment of Barr our Trump? Barr will be fine before long - he got caught lying to Congress sooner than anticipated. if you are referring to Trump then don't rush tings. Discovery is just getting starte...

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by Ken777
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should republicans vote in the D primary this year
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: Should republicans vote in the D primary this year

I was a lifelong Republican until I voted for my first Democrat ever - that was Clinton. I certainly didn't vote against Bush I - I actually liked him (and Barbara) a lot. I voted against the Sanunu Mentality. Radicalized conservative for the time and they really made me gag. Also moved to the Democ...

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by Ken777
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 6775

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2019/04/25/fox-news-judge-napolitano-mueller-report-shows-trump-obstructed-justice/23717457/ I have to say I agree with him. I am glad to see someone paid by Fox can see the forest for the trees. Obstruction, obstruction. MSNBC replayed Judge Napolitano's c...

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by Ken777
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3388

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

The problem I see is that the letters are too chopped up and are not that easy for many to read. Plain, large solid letters should be on the side of a police car so it can be seen and understood from a distance. And the use of the flag for decoration turns me off - sort of like the Yo-Yos in the Tea...

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by Ken777
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking For a New Car
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Looking For a New Car

The Mita might be a great choice - my wife drove a MX-3 for 17 years so Mazdas can last a long time. the Miata, however, cannot handle a wife, kid and Diaper Bags. You might go for a used one to help minimize the investment in case you miss the right gal a month after getting the car. I have a Buick...

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by Ken777
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Texas ever become a blue state?
Replies: 26
Views: 1855

Re: Will Texas ever become a blue state?

The Texas (and other Southern) Democrats took a hit when LBJ signed the Civil Rights Law. LBJ actually said that he was handing the South tot he GOP as he was signing the law. We're around 70 years now and some, like Mississippi, Georgia, etc will need another half century or so. Texas, I believe, i...

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by Ken777
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Attorney General: "spying did occur" in 2016 Election
Replies: 106
Views: 5994

Re: US Attorney General: "spying did occur" in 2016 Election

The AG is rapidly acquiring the image of a Clown for a lot of people - including me. As Trump Gate continues to explode Barr is going to pay more attention to how Nixon's AG faired. As for "spying" (A GOP word for Investigation when the FBI is concerned) one only has to look at Trump favor...

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by Ken777
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4363

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Once upon a time I have taken a short cruise ship tour that will simply navigate toward the open ocean, have some performance and party and such, and then take us back to the original port of departure on the next day That actually sounds like a great idea for those who live close enough to justify...

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by Ken777
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 680
Views: 44217

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Since neither the EU nor the UK have a reasonable solution to the divorce maybe it is time to delay all efforts for another two years. Or 3 or 4. Right now it looks as both sides are going to have losses if the divorce is executed in the near future, And, with any luck, some of the weird politicians...

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by Ken777
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't mess with Sydney train passengers
Replies: 15
Views: 2502

Re: Don't mess with Sydney train passengers

As he found out, Australia isn't the place to pull that crap because, God love 'em, Aussies don't pull any punches when it comes time to tell you how they feel. I can't wait to see Isaac Butterfield's take on this. :hyper: For real entertainment value (for us, not for him) preacher dude needs to tr...

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by Ken777
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4363

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Just water is boring. It needs to be a combination. I'm a naval history buff and I'm going on a cruise in June where two of my highlights will be going down the English Channel and through the Straits of Gibraltar. Water can be anything but boring. From all of he wide range of colorist the differen...

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by Ken777
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America's Favorite Word: Socialism
Replies: 45
Views: 2135

Re: America's Favorite Word: Socialism

There are a lot of social programs in the US that generally people don't get excited about. Start with K-12 publication education - all those schools around the country. I know that many school districts will go to the public to vote for bond issues to improve education facilities. I have groaned th...

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by Ken777
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37596

Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

The Mueller Investigation is completed. Now the Attorney General has to review the Mueller Report and send it to Congress. Now is the time for the Twit To Tweet his ass office to lie up his base. While Mueller's Task was specifically defined it should be understood that SDNY (the FBI's Southern Dist...

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by Ken777
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Re: Bucket List

Best Bucket List achievement? Sitting in the jumpiest of a CX 744 a month before the new airport opened - and it was a night landing! In terms of places to visit I've done well enough that there is no addition I'd spend money on. Maybe a short cruise to Cuba because I was a Freshman in university wh...

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by Ken777
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 2599

Re: Unions. As relevant as every?

The need for unions to protect worker’s safety and working conditions is gone. Government has taken that role over. This is a good thing because not everyone is a union member. You forgot wages. The lack of union strength in the US has ensured that Minimum Wage is FAR below the poverty level. We al...

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by Ken777
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5545

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

Trump just sitting in the Oval Office is a threat to the EU and every one else who is traditionally a friend of this country. Trump loves "strong men" and basically dances to their tune - especially Putin. Trump could care less about how much damage he does to out allies - he only cares ab...

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by Ken777
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NC Governor delays Voter ID until 2020 election.
Replies: 24
Views: 1153

Re: NC Governor delays Voter ID until 2020 election.

In Oklahoma you need to have a fingerprint put into the system before they print out your Driver's License. That, to me, is a good approach as it would be very hard to doctor. The only real issue would be the citizens who have had cancer and was administered a chemo drug that eliminated the fingerpr...

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by Ken777
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106276

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

CNN just announced that Parliament rejected a no deal Brexit by 4 voted. Non-binding apparently. As then announcer said "this vote means the No Deal option is off the table, but the problem is that there is no table". As a Yank I'm obviously ignorant of the mess the politicians are wading ...

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by Ken777
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought a new monitor...now what?
Replies: 29
Views: 2009

Re: Bought a new monitor...now what?

You'll be better off with a new one - especially when you will be getting a new warranty that will help a bit. It's a pain to build your own. I moved to Apple years ago but seem to remember DLL hell in the PC world. Maybe MS has figured that out by now, but I'd still get everything new and have the ...

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by Ken777
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen Warren wants to break up Google etc
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: Sen Warren wants to break up Google etc

Apple presents a difficult challenge for those who want to "break them up". In smart phones there are more Android smartphones than iPhones. Apple only wins on the profitability side. In computers MS PCs far out number Apple and there can be no argument that Apple has a monopoly in compute...

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by Ken777
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Senator: Trump lied because he "loves his family"
Replies: 12
Views: 1319

Re: GOP Senator: Trump lied because he "loves his family"

It would be interesting to see if Trump was man enough to take the hit instead of letting the kids get locked up. Sure.

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by Ken777
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen Warren wants to break up Google etc
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: Sen Warren wants to break up Google etc

I really don't care if FaceBook is beaten up after their (unintended?) support of the Russians I evolvement in the '16 Elections. Privacy abuses also adds a need for major laws and regulations. Who really needs to see pictures of Big Betty's Beautiful Baby? Or Aunt Millie's final postings on her dea...

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by Ken777
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manafort sentenced to 47 months
Replies: 60
Views: 2536

Re: Manafort sentenced to 47 months

Swamp Mouth still loves Manafort so the Pardon is still on the table. If Manafort actually does the 4 years he will go to church when he gets out and will suddenly be cured of all his medical problems - including grey hair. I'm hoping for 10 years next week - and having it run consecutively, nor con...

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by Ken777
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...
Replies: 66
Views: 5583

Re: A380 “state-sponsored” in the end? Credits might get never paid back...

Actually ironically Airbus now claims that since you can’t buy the A380 any subsides it got don’t matter anymore. Was part of the decision to end sales a way of cutting the UK out of future payments. Britex actually move the UK out of the EU and 6 months later Airbus announces a restart, with no jo...

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by Ken777
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump blames Cohen hearing for summit failure.
Replies: 51
Views: 3046

Re: Trump blames Cohen hearing for summit failure.

Last week was a simpler starter for Trump. The various committees in the House have started calling for all papers related to various activities - Trump and his family have been included as has his financial guy. Rep Walters (who Trump calls a Low IQ gal) has staff heading to Trump's bank and that w...

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by Ken777
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 2909

Re: The correct brand of Cola

I'll stick with Coke before 2 pm,. After that I go to RootBeer in order to avoid caffeine keeping me up at night.

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by Ken777
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamala Harris wants prostitution legal I agree
Replies: 28
Views: 2388

Re: Kamala Harris wants prostitution legal I agree

There are a lot of issues that need to be addressed. Major problem is that three letter word - AGE. We have problems with underage girls (and boys) thrown into prostitution at an age where they cannot escape. The classic story of the run away 15 year old who arrives at the LA bus stop, only to be &q...

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by Ken777
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Benjamin Netanyahu to be indicted on corruption charges
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Benjamin Netanyahu to be indicted on corruption charges

The question I have is will he be taken down before Trump? I think it's a toss up unless Trump understands the value in pulling an Agnew.

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by Ken777
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Kraft charged in prostitution sting
Replies: 61
Views: 4950

Re: Robert Kraft charged in prostitution sting

I'll put this into the "much ado about nuttin" category. You have a widower and he decided on some company. I would have thought the media had sufficient sex stories to keep them busy, but then I'm not into the peeping tom stuff. The one thing I'm sure of, the Patriots are going to be read...

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by Ken777
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I've bought a new car
Replies: 30
Views: 2202

Re: I've bought a new car

Congratulations on your new car! I always felt somewhat lost when thinking about a new car in recent years. For one I do not like the current design trends too much. And I cannot understand the SUV trend and wouldnt buy one. But then there was suddenly the brandnew Volvo V60, now the most elegant e...

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by Ken777
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nobel peace price for Trump
Replies: 53
Views: 3337

Re: Nobel peace price for Trump

The bar was set low when Obama won one. That was the closest thing to a participation trophy on the political stage if I ever saw one. I believe that Obama's Prize was awarded on the potential he offered. After Trump's Inauguration Speech it was clear that Trump had no such potential. I don't know ...

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by Ken777
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3786

Re: New vs used cars

My wife's Mazda Red MX-3 (bought new) lasted 17 years - and then we traded it for some plumbing work, My 2002 De Ville (bought used with 26K) only lasted 15 years before my wife drove into deep waters and killed the engine. My wife replacement placed her Mazda with Medium quality Hyundai and I can;'...

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by Ken777
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australia a western nation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1662

Re: Australia a western nation?

Australia is about as "Western" as you can get IMO. I've lived in Perth (on the Western side of this great nation) and get pretty opinionated on this. The Australians have a Parliamentary system of government - a gift from being a part of the United Kingdom. Also a few prisoners, a gift fr...

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by Ken777
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2
Replies: 108
Views: 5728

Re: Amazon reconsiders LIC

There are plenty of states that would come up with some decent offers if Amazon decides to look around again. I can't get excited about battles in NY over Amazon getting. good deal to bring in 25,000 jobs.

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by Ken777
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France recalls ambassador to Italy
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: France recalls ambassador to Italy

Its sad that Italy's political leaders are getting ugly - looks to me that the country is stuck with a bunch of "Junior" Trumps. Since I love traveling to Italy (and France) I'm wondering how nasty things are going to get. Is it going to be safe to travel there this summer?

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by Ken777
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY gets hit with a dose of reality.
Replies: 48
Views: 3193

Re: NY gets hit with a dose of reality.

How many government workers are in line for COLA increases (which takes money). The rich can turn. their nose up at cops and firemen - until they are needed. Tax revenues is what pays for them. I know that a lot of people leave the City, but how far do they have to go in order to find lower taxes? T...

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by Ken777
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Measles Outbreak
Replies: 55
Views: 3780

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

People are really not that bright. Those against vaccines because of what they have been told are the same ones that believed Trump when he was riding their Birther Wave. These people have every tight to keep their kids from vaccines, but those who don't should be required to home school their kids....

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by Ken777
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Intel chiefs contradict Trump. Hilarity ensues.
Replies: 20
Views: 1887

Re: Intel chiefs contradict Trump. Hilarity ensues.

I have basically come to the conclusion that Trump is basically a Traitor. He continually attacks from within, with loyalty only to himself. Putin's Puppet is part of it - especially when you look at Trump's retreat from organizations of our friends. His ending the IMF and talking about leaving NATO...

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by Ken777
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youngest member of Manson family recommended for parole
Replies: 43
Views: 1997

Re: Youngest member of Manson family recommended for parole

I'll be the first to agree that she has been held in a cage for a sufficient time to "pay" for her crimes. I have to ask, though, how she will live if she is released. oWhere will she find a place to live? Money for food? Stuff like that, Maybe she will be better off as a Trustee who can g...

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by Ken777
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl!!!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 4676

Re: Super Bowl!!!!!

As someone who likes the Cowboys I'll be watching for the commercials and the occasional outstanding play.

As for hopes: I'd love to see the Rams win. A historic team that has gone through rough times. I'd like to see them win this one.

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by Ken777
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Apple release a low cost IPhone SE2
Replies: 20
Views: 2157

Re: Will Apple release a low cost IPhone SE2

I am currently looking at what phone I will buy to replace my 4 year old $50 Windows phone (sadly left to rot and die as one of many missteps by MS). I have full web access, maps and navigation, camera/video, full email and text and messaging functions, I don't play any games or need many "out...

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by Ken777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Joni Ernst says husband attacked her
Replies: 24
Views: 2229

Re: Sen. Joni Ernst says husband attacked her

IIRC Joni is very used to castrating hogs so that pig she is married to shouldn't be a problem.

As far as the babysitter goes, how old was she? If too. young then there needs to be an investigation.

Overall, from the newspaper report I read old Jone married a total dud.

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by Ken777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Apple release a low cost IPhone SE2
Replies: 20
Views: 2157

Re: Will Apple release a low cost IPhone SE2

I hope they do. My wife refused an iPhone until the SE came out. The "popular" sizes were simply too big to be comfortable. I imagine that Apple is very aware that a lot of potential customers have small hands and they will be going after their busiess again.

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