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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 114
Views: 2937

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

Since about two years ago? NOW those caps make sense..... Best regards Thomas Still doesn't There's always going to be that small minority of pure assholes that make Americans look bad. The beauty of America is the system. Well, I am not in the US, for me the only relevant question is if the guy in...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 114
Views: 2937

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

So I'll ask again, when wasn't America great? When those uppity brown skinned people and those with va-jay-jays decided they were people. When we had a brown skinned president that may or may not have been born in the United States. When those emotionally charged girls decided they could lead. We n...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Aeromexico ad has gone viral!
Replies: 62
Views: 8129

Re: Brilliant Aeromexico ad has gone viral!

aerolimani wrote:

In the end, the ad successfully makes the point that few of us (especially in Canada and the USA) are pure anything.

But also implies that American's are bigots and closed minded. Which is a tad jingoist.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in a World Without Continental Drift (Pangaea)
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Aviation in a World Without Continental Drift (Pangaea)

There'd be a lot less long haul aircraft and "will there be a landing strip in Australia for Oz-LatAm flight diversions to allow for a direct route" threads.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 114
Views: 2937

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

To address the bigger issue: my answer to MAGA peeps is, when wasn't America great? Since about two years ago? NOW those caps make sense..... Best regards Thomas Still doesn't There's always going to be that small minority of pure assholes that make Americans look bad. The beauty of America is the ...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 114
Views: 2937

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

Would be interesting to see what punishment if any will this Catholic school hand out. Apparently this Catholic school had sent them to DC to protest the women's march. The same school also has a reputation for cultivating bad apples: https://www.foxnews.com/us/former-kentucky-high-school-basketbal...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice you would give to your younger self
Replies: 30
Views: 1142

Re: Advice you would give to your younger self

Join the reserves and have them pay for college and stay in upon graduation and commission. Not listen to my mother and go to a college with an aviation program. Dont live with people you consider your "best friends" after only knowing them for 3 months. Dont be a stiff in high school and ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The shaving thread (all parts)
Replies: 33
Views: 1010

Re: The shaving thread (all parts)

I use the Phillips Norelco One Blade. I was let down when I first bought it because it wasnt a clean shave and I had to relearn how to shave with it. But it's very rare that I clean shave and I use it to trim and touch up my beard which I keep no longer than a 5 (not really sure how long that is, th...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How well does EMAS work in snow?
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: How well does EMAS work in snow?

Itd probably work the same.

But these planes slid of the taxiway, or runway/taxiway intersection during turn-off. Totally different than an out of control plane going off the end of a runway.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8005

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

Sometimes I'm still shocked DL cancelled NWs 787 order. DL has the perfect network for the 787 but gambled on the A330 (which is a great aircraft in it's own right) and is feeling the pain of not having a proper mid sized, long haul widebody. It could've meant their reentry to India with a rightsize...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternate Pan Am story
Replies: 16
Views: 2008

Re: Alternate Pan Am story

PA shouldve merged with UA CO or AA to truly round out its route map. But they never did bankruptcy properly, ie to clean up financials instead of shrinking to regain profitability which never works.

Werent PA and NW actually very close to a merger only to call it off at the last minute?

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 31
Views: 7217

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

Idk anything about the L1011, but the CEO of Piedmont was very interested in the Yak-40, so much so that he even asked the State Department for approval but got denied.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 116
Views: 12841

Re: SIA brand overhaul

SQs livery is absolutely timeless and shouldn't be touched. If they must do it, please let it be a small tweak like the last time. The brand however seems *slightly* dated. It only needs a slight modification. SQ is like Coca Cola, they got it right the first time and only need the slightest tweaks ...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17
Replies: 94
Views: 10100

Re: Indianapolis airport announcement 9am 01/17

Viva Aerobus has outfits in Peru and Colombia as well as Mexico so I'd guess them judging by the flags. But Canada and Brazil throw me off.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable
Replies: 26
Views: 1373

Re: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable

As far as campaign promises are concerned, he has held true to most of them: Trade war with China, check Defeating isis, kinda check Pulling out of Syria, check Wall, he's holding firm Making NATO countries contribute more money, not entirely sure if successful but he's tried for that Re do NAFTA, c...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?
Replies: 53
Views: 7247

Re: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?

I still believe the MRJ is prefect for HA to replace the 717. It's deliberately designed to have a much shorter range than the A220 and E2 so on paper it'd be way more efficient on interisland routes. Since Mitsubishi redesigned the hold, does anyone know of it can carry an adequate amount of surfbo...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Model Collection Disposal
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Model Collection Disposal

PM me and we'll do some wheelin' and dealin' especially for your Wooster and Long Prospers, I'd also like to take a look at your 1:400s as well.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable
Replies: 26
Views: 1373

Re: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable

As a Houstonian that lives in Colorado now but witnessed it first hand, I do have to say Trump's response to Hurricane Harvey was excellent.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biggest issues in sports?
Replies: 14
Views: 1108

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Not in some way compensating college athletes for the buckets of money that they bring their universities. If I'm an all-star college football player who brings my University millions of dollars I shouldn't be hung out to dry if I get injured to the degree that I'm unable to play professionally. Ev...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biggest issues in sports?
Replies: 14
Views: 1108

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Not in some way compensating college athletes for the buckets of money that they bring their universities. If I'm an all-star college football player who brings my University millions of dollars I shouldn't be hung out to dry if I get injured to the degree that I'm unable to play professionally. Fu...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with Airports that are close to each other
Replies: 37
Views: 1530

Re: Cities with Airports that are close to each other

KHOU and KEFD are pretty close together.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 312
Views: 42995

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

I think a 787 MAX family would look like this: 788MAX: essentially moving from a dedicated model to a simple shrink of todays 789 and some modifications to reduce weight to make the aircraft more efficient 789MAX: easy to handle aerodynamic enhancements and refinements (also on other members of the ...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Next AF-1 After 748
Replies: 28
Views: 2491

Re: The Next AF-1 After 748

You're all assuming there is only one president around 2050 ! The current U.S.A. could've broken up into two or more separate countries by then, one with what are predominantly current southern states, their president being Ivanka Trump. The other being made up of the rest of the current U.S.A. the...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 43
Views: 2233

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

I dont claim to be a fancy man, so i stick with my Curve Chill by Liz Claiborne.

If we're talking about smells in general, WD-40 is up there for me.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 150
Views: 8299

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

Since we're on the topic, what do y'all think about nations serving and carrying out the death penalty to foreign nationals? My home state of Texas has done it before despite decries from the international community. One guy came from Mexico and joined a gang. They kidnapped, raped, and murdered som...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 150
Views: 8299

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

Do you have one of a person being right in its head? This guy requested the chair after all over being put to sleep.... Best regards Thomas I wouldn't want to be executed by the cocktail of drugs US states currently use - there's lots of evidence to suggest that it causes a slow and painful death, ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richest Person in the world Divorcing
Replies: 40
Views: 1502

Re: Richest Person in the world Divorcing

I remember not even a year and a half ago her being quoted saying that they sexiest thing Jeff does for her is him doing the dishes.

Either that was literal or something else happened.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Next AF-1 After 748
Replies: 28
Views: 2491

Re: The Next AF-1 After 748

Well, how long are the C5M and C17 on the books for the USAF? Convert a couple and done.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 18476

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

If SFO-PVG is the Apple Express, does that mean SFO-DEN is the Pineapple Express?

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Playoffs
Replies: 44
Views: 1997

Re: NFL Playoffs

Against Saints: Saints win. Mahomes is on fire but rookie quarterbacks don't have the best SB record (Nick Foles notwithstanding). Nick Foles was a rookie quarterback last season, I think not..(6th season) Now if you're talking about qb's winning the super bowl in their first appearance: how about ...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Playoffs
Replies: 44
Views: 1997

Re: NFL Playoffs

I'd love to see the Chiefs repping the AFC this year. We need to get past the usual Patriots show. My prediction if the Chiefs make it to the big game: Against Saints: Saints win. Mahomes is on fire but rookie quarterbacks don't have the best SB record (Nick Foles notwithstanding). Against Eagles: C...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 9608

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

How do you even pronounce Joon?

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brake linings vs. "lines"
Replies: 56
Views: 1810

Re: Brake linings vs. "lines"

Repairpal.com is your friend.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3631

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

I do believe that IAH-MAD will be served at some point, but it's probably a million years down the road.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Park
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Winter Park

Is a nice place to ski at.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Coming of Age movie
Replies: 32
Views: 1596

Re: The Correct Coming of Age movie

Star Wars.

Wait! Hold up! Hear me out!

Luke Skywalker went from beeing a teenager bulleyeing womp rats in his T16 back home to the highest level a Jedi can reach. If thats not "coming of age", IDK what is.

:biggrin:

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16961

Re: Moxy's hubs?

New Castle, Delaware. 0 competition to anywhere from there :)

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13144

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

Good bye Herb. Ill have some Wild Turkey in your honor. I already did! Rest in peace, Mr. Kelleher. The airline business needs more visionaries like you. I didn't have Wild Turkey, but i still had bourbon as well as a cigar for Herb. WN should do a fly-by for his funeral. Leading with the Herb Kell...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6119

Re: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights

Pretty strange if you ask me https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4870/44775455740_0818a18f6c_o.png Not really. Head to India, over the Arabian Sea, split the Straight of Hormuz, then a b-line to TLV over Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Or not even through the straight if Oman really does allow overflight to/fro...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can aircraft carriers survive anymore ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3559

Re: Can aircraft carriers survive anymore ?

People really think the US military doesn't know how to defend themselves. Planes can be refueled and ships come with defense countermeasures that are both active and passive. I knew a guy in college that manned these systems on a USN destroyer and he said they do work. Besides, topedos are really h...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13144

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

Good bye Herb. Ill have some Wild Turkey in your honor.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sunburns - What is the best medicine to use?
Replies: 38
Views: 1934

Re: Sunburns - What is the best medicine to use?

Ive worked outside for hours on end for a job I had in college. Preventative care as Doc suggested is the best I'm very fair skinned and had to get SPF100 after learning the hard way. Even wear it under your clothes if you're not wearing any that have an SPF (SPF50 long sleeved rashguards are God's ...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3631

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

There are still some more domestic nonstop routes that could be added by UA out of IAH such as IAH-BIS, IAH-BUF, IAH-BUR, IAH-CID, IAH-FAR, IAH-FWA, IAH-FAT, IAH-MSN, IAH-MLI, IAH-MYR, IAH-PIA, IAH-ROC, IAH-SRQ, IAH-FSD, IAH-SBN, and IAH-TVC. Will UA announce any new domestic nonstop routes out of ...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restrictions on Iranian Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4126

Re: Restrictions on Iranian Airlines

Why didn't Iran ever buy more planes from the USSR?

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with interconnected baggage systems?
Replies: 21
Views: 3553

Re: Airports with interconnected baggage systems?

Slightly OT, when I worked for TK it made for some awkward conversations and puzzled looks when i would tell people that theyd fly into IST and make their connection on another continent (SAW). So Istanbul with IST/SAW is in the same category with Paris for having 2 airports with hubs for the same a...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AF-1 Spotted (Literally) While on Top Secret Mission
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: AF-1 Spotted (Literally) While on Top Secret Mission

Would ATC conversations use the Reach call sign or is that just for the public? Youd think that all military planes, especially AFO be totally invisible for flight trackers.

They shouldve also flown under the cover of darkness above all of the landmass on the east side of the Atlantic to prevent it.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs
Replies: 33
Views: 2136

Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs

Since chemical and biological weapons are all but banned and dismantled by all nations that use ICBMs, that leaves nuclear warheads as the destruction method of choice for these weapons. My question is (if a true nuclear weapon-free world is achieved) what would replace the nuclear warhead? Since th...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NZ CEO hints longer range 787
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Re: NZ CEO hints longer range 787

As much as I would love to see a 789/J(ER), I dont think it will happen (although a 787-10ER has some chance IMO). ANZ is in a unique position geographically. They can serve almost anywhere on the globe with the current generation of aircraft where QF needs *that much more* range to satisfy their am...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thought: Mattis 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 2035

Re: Thought: Mattis 2020?

I can't see any qualities that would make Mattis a desirable presidential candidate to anybody other than someone wanting to start a war. Or possibly just people who also crave iron fisted lovers. Is this because he was a Marine Corps general? Would you have said the same about Eisenhower? I can’t ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you get?
Replies: 26
Views: 1216

Re: What did you get?

I got:
An Humble Oil Aviation Products sign (im from Humble, TX :) )
WN Lone Star and Tennessee One models
Whitney Mercilus Texans jersey
25th anniversary Ducks jersey
Battlefield V
Battlefront 2

Those are the notable standouts

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