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by Brick
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24948

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: 1804

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: 1804

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: 416

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: 972

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: 1094

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: 3852

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: 4271

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: 1149

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: 7058

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: 2444

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: 1514

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: 1514

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: 1514

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: 7898

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: 7898

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: 7898

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: 1547

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: 7898

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: 589

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: 589

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: 320
Views: 7234

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: 782

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: 2070

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: 3408

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: 2070

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: 2334

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: 1142

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: 3471

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: 8931

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: 1123

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: 3471

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: 2334

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: 8193

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: 674

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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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1672

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

Many things surprised me during my visits to China as it was such a cultural shock for me. One of the biggest things that remained on my mind for some time afterward is how travel within the country is monitored and is "authorized". At the train stations in Beijing and Shijiazhuang, before...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1622

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

87 octane..... I don't believe I can find something like that here in Western Europe. It's at leest 95 and up to 102. I used to drive a tuned VW turbo and needed at least 98 octane That's one of the many reasons fuel in Europe is more expensive than in North America. Our vehicles are generally engi...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1622

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

$2.93 per gallon yesterday in Denver...this is for 87 octane which is our mid-grade fuel. The media here always compares our 85 octane prices to the rest of the country's 87 and 88 octane prices, making Colorado's fuel price appear to be below the national average when in fact it is above the nation...

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by Brick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1672

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

If you're not a Chinese citizen this is going to be great for everyone else. On the whole the Chinese are the rudest and most disgusting tourists on the planet. They spit everywhere, throw trash around, have no concept of lines or social graces at all. They ignore signs and are just awful in genera...

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by Brick
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby GUILTY in all 3 charges
Replies: 17
Views: 872

Re: Bill Cosby GUILTY in all 3 charges

The news media is saying Cosby's lawyer was asleep during the trial at times...up to 30 minutes before waking up. I think it was planned to have the lawyer do this to provide grounds for a retrial in case Cosby was found guilty.

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by Brick
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto
Replies: 68
Views: 2546

Re: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto

What's with all of the America bashing in this thread? This happened in Canada and has nothing to do with the United States, guns, or the NRA.

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by Brick
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 3.6 Magnitude quake hits Windsor Canada, felt in Metro Detroit
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: 3.6 Magnitude quake hits Windsor Canada, felt in Metro Detroit

My fat upstairs neighbor upstairs regularly registers in the low 4.0s. 3.6 is a non-event, even in areas that normally do not experience earthquakes.

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by Brick
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3650

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

http://www.9news.com/article/news/local ... -540444587
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The airport is closed for commercial flights today. Military and general aviation operations are not affected.

http://www.9news.com/article/news/local ... -540444587

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by Brick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm
Replies: 28
Views: 1183

Re: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm

I guess I won't complain about inch of overnight snow and the 45°F temperature drop from yesterday afternoon to this morning in Denver.

The drastic temperature swing bothers me more than the precip...

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by Brick
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2308

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

There are several users that frequent these political threads that cannot communicate as adults. I tune them out and I'm sure others do too as it's hard to take anything they say seriously when they sound like 12 year old boys insulting each other on a school bus.

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by Brick
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

I am glad I gave up Soda last year. My wife gave up soda for good 5 years ago after being a Diet Mt Dew and Diet Coke drinker for almost 25 years. She's been trying to get me to follow and I know I should. I've made several attempts to do it myself in the past year or two. I can go up to a week wit...

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by Brick
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2753

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

A liberal wacko shooting other liberals....Look for this shooting to drop off of the news cycle very quickly because it doesn't fit the left's narrative.

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by Brick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6688

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

Delta would also operate ex-TWA 717s What does this have to do about a thread regarding former TWA 757s in Delta's fleet? The very last question the OP asks is if the exTWA 757s are among the last exTWA planes operating in the US. Indeed I missed that last sentence in the OP. My apologies to jbmitt...

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