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by flyboy55
January 27, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Grissom, White and Chaffee . . .
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Grissom, White and Chaffee . . .

46 years ago today (Jan 27, 1967) NASA astronauts Virgil 'Gus' Grissom, Edward White II and Roger Chaffee were lost in a capsule fire during a ground test of the Apollo systems. http://www.apollo1.org/TheCrew.aspx It especially bothers me that Grissom's place in history is marred by writer Tom Wolfe...
by flyboy55
September 3, 2012 6:24 pm
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Topic: Sail on Neil Armstrong.
Replies: 21
Views: 1745

Re: Sail on Neil Armstrong.

You were a class act, Neil, and an inspiration.

Sail on . . .
by flyboy55
October 5, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: House next door burned to the ground...
Replies: 55
Views: 3137

Re: House next door burned to the ground...

I don't necessarily agree with it, but I think there is another side to this story. Folks who live in cities and towns that provide fire protection services pay for them through their taxes. They have no choice and this makes perfect sense to me. I wouldn't want my home or place of business put at ...
by flyboy55
October 5, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: House next door burned to the ground...
Replies: 55
Views: 3137

Re: House next door burned to the ground...

I don't necessarily agree with it, but I think there is another side to this story. Folks who live in cities and towns that provide fire protection services pay for them through their taxes. They have no choice and this makes perfect sense to me. I wouldn't want my home or place of business put at r...
by flyboy55
September 22, 2010 11:33 pm
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Topic: Open Enrollment...aka Open Season
Replies: 32
Views: 2163

Re: Open Enrollment...aka Open Season

I feel your pain and I don't want to get political either but REAL health care reform was thwarted by some very powerful interests. The package that finally passed through the legislative process was very watered down and a far cry from what this country really needs, which is single payer, universa...
by flyboy55
September 13, 2010 9:25 pm
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Topic: Sail on Kykuit and Skibo
Replies: 42
Views: 1605

Re: Sail on Kykuit and Skibo

They were beautiful animals and good friends I'm sure. We have an eight year old Golden named 'Sam'. Sorry for your loss, Skibo.
by flyboy55
September 10, 2010 8:46 pm
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Topic: Things You Can Do to Make Life Smoother
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Things You Can Do to Make Life Smoother

1) That's what we do in the airline business. Hauling too much extra fuel is a waste of fuel. However, I am committed to surviving the Zombie Apocalypse so I always fill 'er up. 2) I never use half the buttons on my dishwasher (or microwave). You have inspired me to change my ways. I used to save th...
by flyboy55
August 24, 2010 9:25 pm
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Topic: TSA Full Body Scanners
Replies: 51
Views: 2316

Re: TSA Full Body Scanners

These things are very expensive but they aren't foolproof. There is already a very obvious way of getting something past a TSA full body scanner without detection - enclosed in a small container placed up the rectum. Fluids, knife blades and many other items can be carried in this fashion and the fu...
by flyboy55
August 14, 2010 8:42 am
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Topic: want to limit the carry-ons for airplanes??
Replies: 72
Views: 2471

Re: want to limit the carry-ons for airplanes??

Most airlines cater to business travelers because business travelers pay the big bucks for seats . I am an unabashed carry-on flyer. My wheeled carry-on fits just fine in the overhead without a struggle. When I get somewhere for work I have to have appropriate business clothes and I can't just hope...
by flyboy55
July 28, 2010 11:04 am
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Topic: Airline looses bag but refuses to refund baggage fee
Replies: 27
Views: 1834

Re: Airline looses bag but refuses to refund baggage fee

I think there should be a system in place to refund the baggage fees of people whose bags are truly "lost" as in never seen again. Late bags? No. Most airlines undertake to deliver your late bag to you even if you live at the end of a dirt road in Upper Bugtussel. If you want to go back to a time wh...
by flyboy55
July 27, 2010 1:17 am
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Topic: Terrorists win again
Replies: 97
Views: 5864

Re: Terrorists win again

I don't find this kind of talk very convincing. All three Abrahamic religions continue to produce extremists who think they know just what God wants and are willing to act on His behalf even including violence if necessary. The guy in this video has deliberately slanted the debate in his favor by pa...
by flyboy55
July 23, 2010 9:10 am
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Topic: I'm confused?
Replies: 13
Views: 1092

Re: I'm confused?

Uh . . . it's a 'guidette' on the left and a 'guido' on the right.

Don't you guys know anything? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by flyboy55
July 6, 2010 12:03 pm
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Topic: Old Spice commercials
Replies: 35
Views: 1601

Re: Old Spice commercials

Glorfindel7 wrote:It's interesting how a much maligned product in the 70's/80's is now one of the hottest scents out there :lol:
It's true. My wife made endless fun of me back then when we were dating, for smelling like "an old man". She married me anyway. :lol:
by flyboy55
July 1, 2010 8:07 am
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Topic: The Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 143
Views: 8479

Re: The Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

What would you like him to do? Stand up and say "I screwed up and it's all my fault".

Aside from PR, which some folks think he isn't doing enough of, how do you know he isn't giving this problem all the attention it deserves?
by flyboy55
June 24, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Education run amuck?
Replies: 23
Views: 1015

Re: Education run amuck?

We caught two 4th graders "playing nekkid doctor". Elementary age kids do know about things. America has one of the highest, if not the highest teen pregnancy rates. Other countires who talk openly about birth control, etc have fewer kids getting pregnant. Why do we try to keep in the dark about pr...
by flyboy55
June 23, 2010 4:14 pm
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Topic: Corporate Buzzwords!
Replies: 89
Views: 4627

Re: Corporate Buzzwords!

I know this thread is fading but I finally found an online version of a newspaper clipping that I'd had tucked away in my desk for years.

It still makes me laugh . . .

http://www.spectator.co.uk/politics/all ... uage.thtml
by flyboy55
June 23, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: How "Manly" is your city?
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: How "Manly" is your city?

Manly Categories / Criteria* Sports Manly Lifestyle Concentration of Manly Retail Stores Manly Magazine Subscriptions Salty Snack Sales --- Total sales for the “Salty Snack/Cracker” retail category were measured for each city. Combos is a product in this business category. COMBOS® – the hearty, pre...
by flyboy55
June 22, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: I want this for my
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: I want this for my

Nice!

It's missing a fireplace and a liquor cabinet full of single malts.
by flyboy55
June 18, 2010 10:35 am
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Topic: What do you think you know about drowning?
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: What do you think you know about drowning?

Good info. I learned a lot from that.

Thanks for posting.
by flyboy55
June 17, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Area
Topic: Now the PC people are jackin' with history!
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Now the PC people are jackin' with history!

It's somewhat Orwellian.