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by TSS
Tue May 21, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

While I don't like the idea of paying to see who likes me, this is just a bit too extreme. I am not sure but I think I have not met even a single female on India related threads that I am active on Be aware that not everyone here wears their identity on their sleeve. Over the years there have been ...

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by TSS
Sun May 19, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3059

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

Privatize airports and interstates. That will generate trillion$ in government revenue and private investments. Not a penny on the cost side for the taxpayer. And neither one will be allowed to grow to accommodate increased demand ever again. Look at all the hand-wringing BS Heathrow is having to g...

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by TSS
Sat May 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3059

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

Just saw the news about cancellation of funding for California high speed rail - Well nothing can be done if the government is actively working against the people and blocking people from improving the place they live in. From everything I've read about it, it was a case of ever-expending scope in ...

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by TSS
Sat May 18, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3059

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

Just saw the news about cancellation of funding for California high speed rail - Well nothing can be done if the government is actively working against the people and blocking people from improving the place they live in. From everything I've read about it, it was a case of ever-expending scope in ...

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by TSS
Fri May 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1070

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

Well nothing good can possibly come from this. Maybe... maybe not. Maybe millions of Americans should report the bias they see on Faux News... cutting off and silencing anyone who disagrees with their dogmatic point-of-view. Let's see what the White House does to correct the stench emanating from t...

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by TSS
Fri May 17, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1070

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

Awww look at the triggered snowflakes in the whitehouse who want to allow hate and lies to be passed around. As opposed to the triggered snowflakes in Silicon Valley who want to allow only their own hate and lies to be passed around while silencing opposing voices that say "Hey, wait a minute,...

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by TSS
Fri May 17, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1070

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

This is what dictators do. No, censoring or silencing viewpoints other than their own or ones that do not align with or challenge their personal beliefs in order to avoid any sort of reasoned debate, as Facebook and Twitter have done recently, is what dictators do. Putting in place a mechanism by w...

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by TSS
Thu May 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1070

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

On the other hand, is the use of the internet considered a public venue that should remain uncensored thus making blatant bias actionable? Doubtless others will expound on this more than I can, but yes, it is. If you're a "platform", e.g. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc., then you're not ...

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by TSS
Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

"That cabbage looks tasty, so do you?" "Your chicken legs are almost cooked you are so hot" "Let's have that microwave popcorn while we Netflix and chill" "You're too cute to be buying acne cream" "How about we have this cereal in the morning?" &quo...

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by TSS
Thu May 16, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 35
Views: 1979

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

I think mostly it’s lonely people trying to get attention through being contrarian. It’s almost like teenage ‘goths’ trying to be different. The best explanation of the phenomenon I've read yet. We live in the age of trolls, and this is one of the ultimate trolls. It is soooo stupid that people wil...

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by TSS
Thu May 16, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

For heteros, I hear going to supermarkets and libraries and book stores are good places to meet. All those involve cold-starting a conversation with the object of one's interest without coming off as "creepy", though. It can be done, but that's one of those areas where having a natural ta...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1681

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

23yrs in the car rental business at LHR, gotta say the Americans were one of the better drivers we encountered. One biggie which tended to throw em was Roundabouts. Not to many in the US so not much experience of them, give way to the right when entering.Enjoy the ride. I guess that depends where i...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

I used Match and it was a waste of time with fake accounts purely there to get you to keep paying your monthly subscription. I met my wife on Match and we have been together for 14 years. I found it difficult to meet people that interested me in traditional ways whilst being a long haul pilot due t...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1602

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Honestly I don’t know how people like this can just walk around for 2 1/2 years like nothing happened. You’ve got to be some kind of effed up. This and he was discharged for the reasons mentioned above and still had a job? WTH? The same way people three and four-time their partners, deal drugs, or ...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

Until recently they had a royal yacht, a coal-burner from the teens or twenties if I'm not mistaken, that they rarely if ever used which was costing them a fortune in maintenance just to sit there idle. The Royal yacht Britannia sailed over 1 million nautical miles, she was in service from 1954 to ...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1602

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Pilots can be multiple murderers like anyone else. It is disturbing how this guy even got or kept his license, or an airport ID security check considering his dishonorable military record and general criminal record. Now PSA is out a pilot, their investment in him, the lost income from the flights ...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

Again, security. In this modern world of portable missile systems a Royal Yacht is a floating target that can't do more than around thirty knots. In the Firm itself, Betty is in her nineties now so won't use it. Charles is mad and will probably step aside in favour of William. So it's William who w...

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by TSS
Wed May 15, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1681

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

Yeah, you’ll be fine. It isn’t just driving driving on the other side( I’m from the uk so it’s normal for me) but apparently the roads are narrow and bendy, thinking time is not on your side on UK roads. Flipdewaf is not just "whistling Dixie" here. From what I've seen on various travel v...

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by TSS
Tue May 14, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3059

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

Electric and hybrid vehicles are going to have to somehow pay their fair share of road use tax that other vehicles pay via gas taxes - a tracking device that shows their miles driven is a possible solution. Or, in the short term just cut out the subsidies on hybrid and electric vehicles and apply t...

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by TSS
Tue May 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 9471

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Any people here who think that the “no rebuild” is a viable option? No. Go back and read Alfa164's most recent post on this subject. Notre Dame has been rebuilt and added on to numerous times over its history. This will be one more time. Do all the work needed to make it a ruin that will survive fo...

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by TSS
Tue May 14, 2019 10:28 am
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

The whales' idea (or dolphins) is not about ramming the ships, but carrying explosives to them (suicide missions). I doubt you could hit the stern reliably, though. When I referred to the possibility of whales wearing body armor, I was making a joke. We have, however, just gone past shades of Day o...

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by TSS
Mon May 13, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4539

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

You don't think it is sad that the only way women can participate in competitive American football is by demeaning themselves into a sex object? I'm guessing you're referring to cheerleaders rather than females playing the Center position? Cheerleading isn't exactly a walk-on job, it is highly comp...

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by TSS
Mon May 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4539

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

None because there is an NBA. The NFL has no restrictions on women as their is no wNFL. Exactly. There is however the LFL, and I would strongly object to any male participating in that, especially in the Center position... You don't think it is sad that the only way women can participate in competi...

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by TSS
Mon May 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

They had many debates regarding this. Will this become a reality? Other than showing off for the sake of showing off, what use would they have for one? Ships of any type are a very slow way to get from A to B, and maintenance on them is expensive. Better to just charter a plane as needed. Represent...

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by TSS
Mon May 13, 2019 6:59 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

The BBC photo (which I had in my original post) certainly makes it look a lot smaller. The extent to which the hull tapers certainly looks vastly different in the two photos. I think it was loaded in the original post. In this one, it is not loaded. What a dramatic difference a change of perspectiv...

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by TSS
Mon May 13, 2019 4:56 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

Hmmm, Wasn't there a story about the Russians Training whales? Shades of the film Day of the Dolphin . Unless it was outfitted with substantial body armor, I can't imagine any kind of whale doing that damage. It looks not unlike damage that would have been sustained in an attack by Captain Nemo's N...

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by TSS
Mon May 13, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

UAUA wrote:
They had many debates regarding this. Will this become a reality?

Other than showing off for the sake of showing off, what use would they have for one? Ships of any type are a very slow way to get from A to B, and maintenance on them is expensive. Better to just charter a plane as needed.

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by TSS
Mon May 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6181

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I fly Delta a ton for work and always enjoy my 717/MD88/MD90 flights. For some reason and probably more mental, I feel they handle turbulence better than the 737/A319/A320/A321s if they had to fly the same leg. Plus, I've had better luck getting 717 pilots to do high power static takeoffs! :D Accor...

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by TSS
Mon May 13, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

Yes, that's called a "parallel" hybrid because there are two different, independent ways of driving the wheels- electric or gasoline. I am going for a all electric drive train. No transmission, just an electric motor pushing the wheels. The fueled engine, which could be gas, or propane, o...

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by TSS
Sun May 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

Too late to add this as an edit to my previous post, so...

As far as I know the Owen Magnetic, built from 1915-1922, was the first production car to use a series hybrid drivetrain although it didn't use batteries for power storage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Magnetic

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by TSS
Sun May 12, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

I think they need to go with hyper efficient gas engine and capacitor/small battery mated to an all electric drive system. Engine runs at a near constant speed, its optimum efficiency, and the capacitor allows for burst power as needed and the engine provides the continuous energy. All the benefits...

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by TSS
Sun May 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

I think they need to go with hyper efficient gas engine and capacitor/small battery mated to an all electric drive system. Engine runs at a near constant speed, its optimum efficiency, and the capacitor allows for burst power as needed and the engine provides the continuous energy. All the benefits...

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by TSS
Sun May 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

https://www.mazda.com/en/innovation/mazda-stories/engineers/skyactiv-x/ I'm absolutely pumped for this to hit the US. A few other manufacturers are boasting engines touting combustion engine perfection. More efficient+more power. Win-win. Maybe the world is going electric, but not yet. These engine...

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by TSS
Sat May 11, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4170

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

If making friends is hard, going on a date is apparently harder. So I did last night. We went to see art, listened to music and had something to eat. I really had a great time. But in the end I wanted to leave it at that I just go home by myself. Basically, be friends and not lovers. Let's say that...

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by TSS
Sat May 11, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 3753

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

Most drones are still radio controlled, that means there's a radio frequency at which the drone and the controller communicate with each other. If you can track down that frequency and broadcast a strong signal on it that overrules the communication between the drone and the controller, the drone e...

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by TSS
Fri May 10, 2019 6:51 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

How Christian of him. The Radical Christian is as bigoted as the Radical Muslim From the story: “I believe that we have a God-given right to discriminate,” he said. “We actually have a God-given responsibility, a duty, to sometimes discriminate.” When asked during his testimony if businesses should...

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by TSS
Fri May 10, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 3753

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

Most drones are still radio controlled, that means there's a radio frequency at which the drone and the controller communicate with each other. If you can track down that frequency and broadcast a strong signal on it that overrules the communication between the drone and the controller, the drone e...

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by TSS
Wed May 08, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11552

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Part of the planning application process could be a complete ban on airlines, from other LONDON Airports moving en-mass to LHR. Thus vacating the other airports. It would also mean an extended LHR would quickly fill up again within two years. That would defeat any benefit of the 3rd runway being bu...

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by TSS
Tue May 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11552

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Why do you think financing a new runway would be “harder” at Heathrow? Demand is higher there driving higher landing fees able to repay loans faster. My guess would be the cost of buying and demolishing everything (homes, businesses, and a bunch of major hotels) along Bath Road near the airport as ...

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by TSS
Tue May 07, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 11552

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

Why do you think financing a new runway would be “harder” at Heathrow? Demand is higher there driving higher landing fees able to repay loans faster. My guess would be the cost of buying and demolishing everything (homes, businesses, and a bunch of major hotels) along Bath Road near the airport as ...

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by TSS
Mon May 06, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

If you really want to attract the ladies, you need to get yourself a snow globe. Man o man did I like reading that post. Wonder if the guy got the girl at the end or did he get punched in the end? :fight: I don't think he ever got punched, but he did continue to exhibit self-sabotaging creepy obses...

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by TSS
Mon May 06, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

Aside from the hilarious stalking/snowglobe incident involving a user named "Flairport" If you really want to attract the ladies, you need to get yourself a snow globe. I've been trying to find a link to those threads but I can't. Can someone post it or provide a summary if you still reme...

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by TSS
Mon May 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

I don’t think supermarkets and airports are realistic venues to meet people in real life, lol. I'll agree with you about supermarkets because any time I've been to one I and everyone else I see are on a mission to get groceries and get on with our lives and that doesn't leave much time for chit-cha...

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by TSS
Sun May 05, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4539

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

The male/female designation in sports should be eliminated, it’s sexist. Whoever the best athlete is should win So you want male athletes to win every single competition, with the possible exception of uneven parallel bars in gymnastics, from now on? Let the best athlete win, who says a male would ...

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by TSS
Sun May 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4539

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

dmg626 wrote:
The male/female designation in sports should be eliminated, it’s sexist. Whoever the best athlete is should win

So you want male athletes to win every single competition, with the possible exception of uneven parallel bars in gymnastics, from now on?

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by TSS
Sun May 05, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

https://youtu.be/KYx1y8SjGjU?t=102

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I don't get it. Are you telling us you're a fairly good-sized guy with an unexpectedly high voice, or am I missing something here?
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TWA772LR wrote:
Jouhou wrote:
(Your pic)

My explanation:
https://youtu.be/KYx1y8SjGjU?t=102

:confused:
I don't get it. Are you telling us you're a fairly good-sized guy with an unexpectedly high voice, or am I missing something here?

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by TSS
Sun May 05, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

For heteros, I hear going to supermarkets and libraries and book stores are good places to meet. All those involve cold-starting a conversation with the object of one's interest without coming off as "creepy", though. It can be done, but that's one of those areas where having a natural ta...

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by TSS
Sat May 04, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 78
Views: 5744

Re: Airliners.net dating

Tinder and Bumble suck so I figured I'll try to make a dating section on airliners.net where I'll at least have aviation in common with other people. Try other online dating sites. Or hang out in places where those with similar interests to you would hang out. Go to singles events. This is not the ...

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by TSS
Sat May 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8093

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

What is Cisgender? "Cisgender" comes from the acronym CIS which stands for Comfortable In Self and would refer to someone who is, if not perfectly, then more than reasonably happy and or satisfied being and living as the gender they were born… or in short, guys who were born guys and are ...

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by TSS
Sat May 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5291

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

Sorry, inprecise language. If a car had many issues it was mostly manufactured on Mondays. Most Monday cars are fine. When I heard a similar story many years ago it was 'Friday cars' that were the issue, because the workers were rushing construction in order to hit their targets and get out for the...

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