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by Brick
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails
Replies: 34
Views: 2125

Re: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails

Imagine if the Democrats cared more for border security than getting illegals in for future Democrat votes, then people wouldn't have to resort to such actions.

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by Brick
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 155
Views: 8575

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

She is going to have to spend the rest of her life always looking over her shoulder. I imagine it's not very hard for a male family member to get into Canada allowing them to eventually "right the wrong".

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by Brick
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 208
Views: 8709

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Santa Claus does appeal to many people I guess.

She knows how to speak her mind. Too bad it does not contain any content.

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by Brick
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 37
Views: 5920

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

No helicopter/VTOL forum until we get a desperately needed Politics forum!

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by Brick
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Missing
Replies: 96
Views: 3844

Re: President Trump Missing

He did lie to them about a raise and exposed SEAL team members, which is operationally verboten. Or did he declassify that information so he wouldn’t get the catcalls he so richly deserves. So out of the jaws of victory, Orange Turd snatches glory for himself and lumps of coal for everyone else. It...

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by Brick
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to 7-year old Kid: NO SANTA.
Replies: 39
Views: 2057

Re: Trump to 7-year old Kid: NO SANTA.

Just a storm in a teacup....

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by Brick
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68034

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Can we stop talking about the registration of drones as being the end all solution to everything?

Vehicles have to be registered with every sale yet they are frequently used in the commission of a crime. All a bad guy has to do to harm with a drone is steal one....registration prevents nothing.

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by Brick
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact
Replies: 76
Views: 5340

Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Just last week all we heard about her is "she's in fine health". The following week, "oh, she has cancer".

Her team of doctors are working hard to keep her alive through the Trump presidency. Pretty soon she is just going to be a head in a jar like on Futurama.

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by Brick
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Discussing Russia and Ukraine on a.net
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Discussing Russia and Ukraine on a.net

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
They shout at you, you respond to them politely.

Why even respond to them at all? Many users on here are completely incapable of conversing as an adult, so why even entertain them? Any response to them is just going to encourage them to escalate...

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by Brick
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"
Replies: 79
Views: 2575

Re: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"

So if you believe that women indeed do make significantly less than their male counterparts, then why isn't 100% of all new hiring only women? Wouldn't it make sense for a company to save money by only hiring women?

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by Brick
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!
Replies: 55
Views: 11263

Re: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!

NTLDaz wrote:
Who has preclearance? I know DUB and AUH - anyone else ?


SNN and numerous Canadian airports have US preclearance facilities.

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by Brick
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 3459

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

People travel many times a year across time zones and they are fine with it. But twice a year we change our clocks and it's an outrage... I don't get that.

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by Brick
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect taken into custody in mail bomb incident.
Replies: 40
Views: 2444

Re: Suspect taken into custody in mail bomb incident.

Trump supporter for sure https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43676292_2317067681698461_1949162777192955904_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=73ea2c4fb0605fc755a5eeaf6d25616e&oe=5C891E49 That's not the suspect that was taken into custody today. Hope the guy fries. ...

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by Brick
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!
Replies: 74
Views: 3026

Re: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!

If you are offended by a box of tissues that is described as "mansized", then you need to reevaluate your priorities.

What is the next that the always offended libs are going to go after? How about Manwich?

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by Brick
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 33439

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Senator Collins nailed it! Finally, the latest Democrat/media circus comes to an end.

Good job Democrats exposing yourselves even further and taking a neutral judge and converting him into a conservative one!

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by Brick
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS cell phone harrasment
Replies: 60
Views: 2784

Re: POTUS cell phone harrasment

The law behind today's test requires FEMA to test the notification system at least every three years. So we'll get at least two more anti-Trump threads on here....one in 2021 and another in 2024.

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by Brick
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS cell phone harrasment
Replies: 60
Views: 2784

Re: POTUS cell phone harrasment

I knew this test message from FEMA was going to generate another anti-Trump thread on here. If you really want someone to blame, blame Obama as he is the one that signed the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015 into law. Here is some bathroom reading about it: https:/...

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by Brick
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta resumes operations after glitch grounds flights
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Delta resumes operations after glitch grounds flights

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*sigh*

This thread has been on the front page for the past 12 hours:

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by Brick
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct shire
Replies: 43
Views: 1496

Re: The correct shire

WarRI1 wrote:
Yorkshire where Robin Hood stole from the rich and shared with the poor. My kind of guy, what the hell they stole from the poor first. ;)


Robin Hood stole from the government and shared with the poor.

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by Brick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about 767-300 N984AN
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Re: Question about 767-300 N984AN

Imagery on Google was acquired in November 2016. The imagery on Bing is much older than that. I used to work on the Bing Maps program and the last time imagery of this area was acquired was likely prior to 2012. After 2014, Microsoft decided to sell off almost all of their mapping assets, so most of...

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by Brick
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor
Replies: 99
Views: 4559

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor

The local media where I live reported on this story last night and mentioned that the officer was intoxicated at the time of the shooting. That's why were hearing about probable manslaughter charges so soon into the investigation. If found to be true, being drunk while still in uniform is going to b...

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by Brick
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the heck did this type of baggage claim?
Replies: 11
Views: 4374

Re: How the heck did this type of baggage claim?

That was some good airplane porn....thanks for posting a link to that video!

The baggage claim at the 2:10 mark looks like to me it is LAX.

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by Brick
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 @ SFO
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: AA 777 @ SFO

It was N796AN which did a DFW-SFO-DFW run on Saturday. You saw it returning to DFW as AA1260.

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by Brick
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supremely Screwed
Replies: 279
Views: 7432

Re: USSC Justice Kennedy announces retirement.

Republicans are going to want a nominee that is a scholar of the Constitution and will uphold the rule of law. I guess this seems to be "far right" to Democrats.

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by Brick
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternate Airport for KLAS
Replies: 20
Views: 2540

Re: Alternate Airport for KLAS

RNO, SLC, ONT, OAK, PHX, LAX, SMF....take your pick.

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by Brick
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s
Replies: 30
Views: 1589

Re: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s

Nor does Tesla receive the $7,500/2,500, that is returned directly back to the taxpaying car buyer - of any electric. True, government rebates do go direct to the final purchaser, but Tesla still benefits from it. Any time the government offers rebates on anything on a large scale, the purchase pri...

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by Brick
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s
Replies: 30
Views: 1589

Re: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s

What taxpayer funded government subsidies are those? Space? All of Musk's companies have received a total of 4.9 billion dollars in taxpayer funded government subsidies according to a study done by the LA Times back in 2015. Regarding electric cars, the Federal government kicks in $7500 toward each...

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by Brick
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s
Replies: 30
Views: 1589

Re: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s

salttee wrote:
Business Insider is clickbait extreme. I don't doubt that there are glitches, but AFIK Musk has enough taxpayer funded government subsidies financial resources to ride these problems out.


I fixed that sentence for you.

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by Brick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 8066

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

Seb146, you forgot to include in your quote: Citing several unnamed U.S. and European diplomats

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by Brick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 8066

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

Do the quotes of the president, in which he describes the goal and even suggest a higher tariff not be enough? Or do you want me to find a first hand source that Trump said that he was going to do, what he said he would be doing? Okay, thinking about it, this might actually is a necessary requireme...

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by Brick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 8066

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

I can't believe how much the anti-Trump/anti-America crowd on here is foaming at the mouth and hysterical about this. Unknown sources cited by an unknown German magazine based on "somebody told me that somebody told them that Trump told Macron..." This has all of the tale-tell signs of fa...

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by Brick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: So Where Is the Politics Forum?
Replies: 9
Views: 1716

So Where Is the Politics Forum?

I've seen multiple comments from ANet staff over the past several months that there are plans for a separate forum for Political discussions. Why hasn't this been implemented yet? The addition of a new forum can be done in 24 hours if one wanted to. Non-Aviation needs serious attention as it is a ma...

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by Brick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 8066

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

I can't believe how much the anti-Trump/anti-America crowd on here is foaming at the mouth and hysterical about this. Unknown sources cited by an unknown German magazine based on "somebody told me that somebody told them that Trump told Macron..." This has all of the tale-tell signs of fak...

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by Brick
Wed May 30, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheap car audio options
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: Cheap car audio options

I doubt very seriously any technician or mechanic would be interested in this type of repair. When it comes to problems with small electronics, it's always replace, not repair. Plus, do you really want to pay a technician $75 an hour to troubleshoot a device that could cost as little as $15 to repla...

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by Brick
Wed May 30, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheap car audio options
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: Cheap car audio options

I'd go with Tugger's suggestion of getting an OEM off of Ebay. It's low cost/low risk. It's highly unlikely someone is going to be out to sell you a "bad" radio. Putting it in is likely very easy. There is a cosmetic trim around the radio and climate controls that you will need to remove. ...

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by Brick
Tue May 29, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne canceled!!!
Replies: 324
Views: 9235

Re: Roseanne canceled!!!

The late night talk show hosts have said far, far worse things about Republicans, Trump, Christians, and conservatives. Yet cancelling their shows was never considered by their respective networks.

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by Brick
Tue May 29, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct phobia
Replies: 22
Views: 814

Re: The correct phobia

Cenosillicaphobia

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by Brick
Wed May 23, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 2180

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

The employees are hired and agree to contracted terms with the team. If it is not in the terms then its open to what is done and how it is managed. This will be a part of the next player contract talks. There is no doubt that written into the contract of each NFL player is a clause that says they c...

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by Brick
Wed May 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 82
Views: 3491

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

What's next, I ordered a burger without ketchup so I was over charged 4¢? I wanted a burger without a bun, so I am due $1.13? I didn't accept the pretzels United offered me on my last flight, therefore I was overcharged for the flight.....Where does it end?

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by Brick
Wed May 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 2180

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

The only reason the NFL owners acted is because profits and ratings are down. For me, this is too little, too late. And to those people that complain about "rights of the players"...this is an employee conduct issue, not a rights issue. Regular working people have to follow the rules set b...

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by Brick
Wed May 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity
Replies: 39
Views: 2428

Re: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity

This all presents a great opportunity to dispose of a few bodies. :lol:

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by Brick
Sat May 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?
Replies: 26
Views: 1185

Re: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?

And yet, it is the world most popular sport.... McDonald's sells more burgers than any other company in the world which I guess makes them "the most popular" burger restaurant....that doesn't mean their burgers are any good. The reason why it is the most popular "world" sport is...

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by Brick
Thu May 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3613

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

When people say "ATM machine" and "PIN number".

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by Brick
Wed May 16, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN
Replies: 34
Views: 9027

Re: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN

Yes, hail events can be very localized. These pics are from the same storm that impacted Denver Int'l Airport: https://media.9news.com/assets/KUSA/images/66da1c85-3f35-4df8-b1a2-a93df0eee699/66da1c85-3f35-4df8-b1a2-a93df0eee699_750x422.png https://media.9news.com/assets/KUSA/images/c69682f2-cb3c-475...

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by Brick
Wed May 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simpsons quote thread.
Replies: 22
Views: 1170

Re: Simpsons quote thread.

I was saying boo-urns.

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by Brick
Wed May 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3613

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

It bothers me when I see 19 cars in the drive-thru wrapped around the building of a fast food restaurant or Starbucks, but there's just 3 people inside.

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by Brick
Mon May 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity
Replies: 39
Views: 2428

Re: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity

Some of the pictures taken in the Leilani Estates area yesterday are really incredible. I can't image living some place for a long time, then one day a seam opens up in your yard and starts spewing lava high in the air: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/07/15/4BEFC76D00000578-5699417-image-a...

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by Brick
Tue May 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 8448

Re: N772SW on way to WA

twaconnie wrote:
Lost one life in 47 years is quite an impressive record. Are there any other airlines that can even come close to that? and fly as many flights and carry as many pax.

The last passenger fatality on Qantas occurred 66 years ago in 1952.

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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks
Replies: 21
Views: 785

Re: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks

Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Joe Montana, and Dan Marino.

Answers to this question probably depend on what era of the NFL you grew up in.

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