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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 30
Views: 1260

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

FOX news does spin things to the right, but they do not promote completly false narritives like MSNBC/CNN does. 2 1/2 years of bold faced lies and half truths from MSNBC/CNN should tell you something. Oh yes. Because when Benghazi and Email-gate were happening, Fox News only gave it minimal air tim...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 20, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 169
Views: 18242

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

It's the same thing I fault WN on: deploy more seat power and I wouldn't care whether it's Wifi or PTV. But to think that a small device can last 3-4 hours without charging it is ridiculous. Devices are now being sold with more battery life, but they assume regular usage and not extended. It's quite...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 30
Views: 1260

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Fox News is the only fair and balanced network out there (don't take my word for it - look at this Harvard study: https://shorensteincenter.org/news-coverage-donald-trumps-first-100-days/ ), so naturally Democrats want nothing to do with them. They are only interested in networks where they control...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat May 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 25
Views: 1097

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

If you're gonna send something to the Sun, it might as well be a one-way trip. There wouldn't be nearly enough capacity or fuel power to launch all our garbage into space. Someone may suggest sending it to Venus. The garbage would incinerate long before it even reached the surface, but again, reusab...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat May 18, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carnival Fantasy-class ships
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Carnival Fantasy-class ships

Fascination and Imagination were based in San Juan way back in the day, doing southern Caribbean cruises (one departed Saturday, and the other Sunday). Then Carnival Destiny took their place and stuck there for years. I believe Carnival Triumph then showed up, and I have not kept up with which other...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage

this legislation achieves 95% of their goals, but there is still ground to be made in areas such as adoption rights. And this is why certain places see success while others are still stuck. I'd rather take 90% of what I want than to throw it away because I didn't get 100%. No doubt there will be ac...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes
Replies: 17
Views: 817

Re: Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes

Have you seen all the demonstrations by tech firms on how easily our systems can be hacked? Or none? A system is only as good as its weakest point. It why some databases can withstand, detect, prevent, and foil penetration while others don't. But I dare any cyber expert to attempt to hack to the la...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 17, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes
Replies: 17
Views: 817

Re: Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes

I don't believe the Russians changed the vote, as in being able to hack into voter machines or state SoS websites to change the tally. The voting machines are not connected to the network (or are not supposed to be) and in many places, the machine collects the paper ballots to prove its vote tally. ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Decision time for time off

I have a solution - take your folks on a cruise out of SJU. They're dirt cheap from there and last I'd heard, cruise lines were required to allow locals a much lower rate than the general public gets. Have them look at a cruise on Royal Caribbean to get an idea of the prices they'd pay, and then lo...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 213
Views: 7243

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

How many abortions are cases like that, as compared to evil people who just do not want to live up to the consequences of their actions? 0.1%? Half that? So your solution is to force the woman to bring a pregnancy to term (all on her own, no leave, no insurance, no government assistance) and once t...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 213
Views: 7243

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Some of these people are just hypocrites. AL was the height of it; lawmakers expect the law to be struck down and battle to the SCOTUS, which is what they want. Of course, they're taking a gamble. Unless a liberal justices passes away before arguments are made, Roe is still safe. Roberts has always ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 213
Views: 7243

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

One day, many moons from now, people will look back at this period in history the same way we look back at Nazi Germany today and wonder how it was possible for a group of people who consider themselves so enlightened and morally superior to everyone to condone the dehumanizing and wholesale slaugh...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 3417

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Trump poked the beehive. He's seeing the bees swarm and is sticking his arm out so he can say "see? the bee stung me so we must exterminate the hive". Everything was going according to plan. Withdrawing from the agreement and reimposing sanctions is an act of aggression, one that was not n...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 5048

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

A bit of self-gloss, but also open invite for folks in case they wanna meet up: I've booked two more cruises. I'm gonna try to be loyal to NCL. I'll try to get as high as Platinum on their loyalty chart before I consider trying other cruise lines...I need 66 more points. 1. Norwegian Bliss - 7 day r...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tim Conway - Comedic genius is gone
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Tim Conway - Comedic genius is gone

The man truly was a comic genius. How he tried to break Harvey Corman on all skits they were a part of is legendary. I miss that kind of comedy. I wonder what Spongebob will do as a tribute. I don't know if I could watch that..... They'll probably phase out his character instantly (MM and BB retired...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 2948

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

Did you know if an airline employee boards a passenger to the US who is NOT eligible to be here, or have the proper paperwork, the airline *must* pay for transportation BACK to the point of origin? Did you know that an airline doesn't know what a person's intentions are and that if the person prese...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 14, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 50
Views: 9012

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1 In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights. In a similar fashion, HP/US had suc...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21238

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Oh well, only down ~2.4%, DJIA will be up 10k if only the Feds reduce the rate back down to 0% anyway. :duck: Let's reduce the rate to 0% and watch how inflation becomes hyperinflation...all for a gain in the stock market. And then: 1. "Nobody knew the stock market could be so complicated"...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1889

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

My guess is that it could be the IRGC or the Basij, independent forces that can act without formal approval from the Iranian central government.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21238

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

I'm expecting to read a Tweet or a statement with the words "Nobody knew trade wars could be so complicated".

DJIA down over 600 points (2.3%) and the NASDAQ also down about 3% as of the time of writing.

Trump was right: I'm tired of the winning.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 13, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase

They tried that in 2016 and look how far that got them. Trump and the Republicans were able to bury them with the whole "Trump digs coal"-mantra and the mythic "War on coal" talking points. Democrats didn't go far enough. To his credit, Trump held events in Appalachia (a region ...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun May 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase

People’s fears about job losses are greatly exaggerated. Yes, coal jobs and oil sector jobs would decline, but that would be offset by jobs in renewable energy research and operations. The main problem with many Americans is that because they don’t have the required education, they would be left out...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun May 12, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"
Replies: 16
Views: 836

Re: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"

On the flip side, yes, what Putin is doing is somewhat narcissistic. On the other hand, can you imagined Trump even able to score 8 goals in hockey even if his opponent just stands there? Hack, can you imagine Trump doing any sport for more than 5 seconds? It's a good thing Trump is not trying to g...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun May 12, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Decision time for time off

From a value perspective I find the $1300 goes way further on the Alaska cruise than a trip to my parents': I don't know how old are either you or your parents and what kind of relationship you have, but there will be cruises in 5, 10 or 20 years (especially with more and more obscene mega-cruisesh...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 10, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21238

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

China tariffs went into effect. Trump apparently doesn't think we need to rush a deal. The stock market ended the day on a relatively higher note, but I think it will go down heavily on Monday. In addition: 1. He keeps insisting that tariffs are pouring money into the Treasury (hint: it's not). 2. W...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1881

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

Ah, but remember. It's only OK for THEM to discriminate, not for us regular people. If we choose to boycott, we're oppressors because we're infringing on "his 'God-given' right to discriminate".

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 5048

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

I gotta say, I'm kinda ticked off at the fact that NCL's Joy is different than her sister ships: Bliss and Escape. I get the whole thing about designing a ship for another market but then it should have been a ship in its own class (or subclass). Carnival Sunshine (I hate that name and still prefer ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 09, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power
Replies: 33
Views: 2169

Re: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power

That's would make it 270-268 (in another word, bare victory). Throw in a state like FL where Trump barely won (by 1.2%, 112911 votes), or possible swing states like AZ and IA, and it's game over for Trump. Well, remember. Statewide, he won 306. During the final tally, 2 electors defected, which mak...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power
Replies: 33
Views: 2169

Re: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power

She got 4.5% more votes than Trump, yet he got 34.5% more electoral votes than her, beating her in a landslide. I like how 304 EC votes are considered a landslide from people who refuse to accept that 304 is hardly a large victory many other elections. Trump should take solace in that his win, for ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 5048

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

As a European I don’t really the fascination for cruises. To me it’s something you do when you’re 60+. Have you even tried one? There are cruises that are definitely geared towards the older crowd, some for the middle crowd, and some for the younger, but in general, all cruises offer something for ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5026

Re: trumps losses in business.

If you’re in commercial real estate and can’t show losses for tax purposes, you’re in the wrong business. GF Let me use aviation analogy: crashing a plane once due to pilot error is understandable if it's the only instance you have on an otherwise spotless record; crashing various planes year after...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3464

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

I find it more amazing that people think Nadler is a tyrant for actually doing his job but give McConnell a pass for failing to do his job of scheduling hearings for a SCOTUS nominee. I'm also even more amazed that people parrot Trump's claim about how he's the most transparent president ever, yet d...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21238

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

hashtagconfused wrote:
and as long as it is for legitimate legislative purpose then they should.

The law does not allow wiggle room. So I wouldn't be surprised if the SEC is turning a blind eye.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21238

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

i would hope the SEC is somehow tracking if he company or associates have any large stock moves that coincide with his threats. And we expect Treasury to comply with Congressional requests as stipulated by law and for the Justice Department to enforce law, yet we've seen evidence that neither agenc...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21238

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

hashtagconfused wrote:
why is it ok for the hilton to make money but not trump.

Psst...no one in the Hilton family is occupying a high level government position or having foreign entities court favor with them by booking at their properties.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

vikkyvik wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
If there are any gays in the Seattle area, feel free to let me know.


There are gays in the Seattle area. You're welcome.

And there are women everywhere, yet the purpose of the thread is finding a.netters open to date.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21238

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

If he had fully divested himself, this thought wouldn't even cross my mind. It would have, just with some other rational - it's ok to admit that. I think it's a valid question to ask. Well, let's put it this way. If he had divested himself from his holdings, the thought would have been whether he's...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21238

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Something came to mind. On Friday, Trump threatened China with tariffs. The market responded with a drop (it recovered at the end of the day, but ended down nonetheless). Today there's yet another threat of tariffs and the market is responding. But here's the kicker: it's not the first time we've se...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 203
Views: 11433

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Because many religions preach a moderating message with regard to man's selfish desires. You really don't believe that, do you? I mean, if it works for you, all the power to you. Were the Crusades a message of moderation? What about leaders who somehow live lavish lifestyles while their followers p...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Decision time for time off

I'm getting the vibe that I should go on the cruise. Everyone I've spoken to has urged me to book, though with my luck, when I DO go book, the studio cabin will have been taken and sold out. Look on Royal Carribean or Norweigan to avoid the double fee . On their new ships in Alaska, they have single...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 06, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Decision time for time off

I have been on exactly one cruise in my life, which was plenty for me. But I can see why some people like them. My one admonition in regard to a cruise is that they nickel and dime you to death, especially if you actually want to do things at the ports of call. We did independent excursions, but th...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Re: Decision time for time off

Look on Royal Carribean or Norweigan to avoid the double fee . On their new ships in Alaska, they have single accommodations. Granted, especially on Royal Carribean, these are the highest end ships with the best service, so the single fare may be more than the double fare, but definitely look into ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 203
Views: 11433

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

For the same reason people still believe socialism works. It was a nice discussion until this came along. For what it's worth: there are proven ways in which socialism works and fails. But I guess socialism is like religion: you can't force it upon people, which is what Maduro is doing in Venezuela...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1465

Decision time for time off

All right. I can't really wait until November for my vacation so I'm thinking about pulling some money and treating myself within the next month. I'm looking at an Alaska cruise since I live in Seattle. Prices for the coming weeks are very decent. Since I'm going solo, I have to cough up double, but...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 06, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1651

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

So far, einsteinboricua has proven to be the only one who really grasps the situation here. Very hardcore, man. Props to you! I think what NIK is saying is that with Wells he never would've waited so long for his loan, they would've just issued one to him along with a credit card without even apply...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 203
Views: 11433

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Science, research and facts have proven there is no God. That's the whole dilemma. There's no proof either way. So this statement is false. Why do people still celebrate dead people "visiting" them in Mexico...tradition! Why do we trick or treat to scare away evil spirits on Halloween...t...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun May 05, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Network sites asking for real identity
Replies: 25
Views: 1315

Re: Social Network sites asking for real identity

Here we are concerned about how fake profiles spread misinformation and incite heated emotions, but you're concerned about having to present your real info? We can't beat bots and trolls if we allow information to be hidden. If you're concerned about speaking your mind and fear the repercussions, th...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun May 05, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

If there are any gays in the Seattle area, feel free to let me know.

777Jet wrote:
Just wondering if any couples have met on THIS website??? Any a.net success stories???

I don't think they met through this site, but DocLightning's husband is also a member of this site.

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Field Set
Replies: 46
Views: 2447

Re: Democratic Field Set

Well, like the proverbial clown car, another candidate emerges. Senator Bennet of Colorado has emerged as the most recent candidate to announce. I guess he wanted to steal Biden's thunder by not letting him be the last to enter? Just kidding. We have two more possible contenders: Gov Bullock of MT,...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1651

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

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