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Flyer_PE last won the day on February 13 2016

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  • Birthday 07/28/1967

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  1. ^I would start by demanding to see their dam permit before hitting them with a dam violation.
  2. I hope not. I'm an Activision shareholder.
  3. The video has something on the order of 10 million views. This is a PR nightmare for the airline. Their stock is off around 5% in pre-market trading. Their market cap just took a billion-dollar hit. I bet they sure are glad they stopped the bidding at $800.00. Too bad UAL is too big to fail. If it were allowed to go bankrupt, maybe the assets would now be under competent management.
  4. @Flyer_PE, is this true? To a certain extent, it is. In a tricycle gear aircraft with no appreciable cross-wind, anybody can pretty much firewall the throttle and get in the air. Keeping it there can be a bit of a trick. One of my favorite sayings is still: "Flying is the second biggest thrill on earth. Landing is the first."
  5. 1. They're a LOT cheaper to operate. 2. Easier to maintain. 3. Haul a crap-load of armament. 4. A lot less "fragile" than the sexy fighter jet. The engines are designed to operate in crap environments close to the ground. The rest of the plane is armored to withstand ground-fire. 5. The design favors maneuverability over speed. It can get turned around and back on target VERY quickly.
  6. Yep. Next!
  7. Going with an easy one:
  8. Nope! The Pink Panther Strikes Again
  9. Best holdings right now: Starbucks: 250% of purchase price, NVidia: 335% or purchase price, Cognex Corporation: 407% of purchase price. Best one in recent memory that I cashed out of was Smith & Wesson. Tripled my money on them in a relatively short time but sold them right after the election (Trump isn't nearly as good at selling guns as his predecessor.). My biggest was that I managed to walk away from the '98-'00 tech bubble with a whale of a capital gains bill and an airplane. I don't expect to see 400+% gains in under 6 months ever again.
  10. Happy belated birthday!!
  11. The latest one I've encountered is a thing called a Bemer. It's being marketed as an electromagnetic field therapy machine to improve blood circulation. The damn thing costs $6k. My wife got invited to a presentation by a friend at church and I tagged along 'cause my BS detector was going off and I was curious. The presentation was a lot of "We can't tell you some of the great things it does because we're waiting for FDA approval. However, if we could tell you, you would be astonished." Pretty slick presentation until the guy said you could store "energy" (he couldn't specify which type) in a pitcher of water by setting on the Bemer pad for a few minutes. They also claimed that it wasn't a MLM scheme and then went on to diagram a MLM scheme. Everybody in the room (about 50 people) were pretty much eating this stuff up. I just watched quietly and kept my mouth shut so as not to hurt any feelings or anger the wife. I swear the logic they are using is that they wouldn't be charging that much for something that didn't work.
  12. My wife tried selling Pary Lite candles for a while. With having to buy samples of that stuff for the shows and other expenses, she barely broke even. There was also a lot of pressure to sign up other suckers women to expand the network. She gave it up after 6 months or so. After 12 years, we still have a shelf full of those damned candles in the basement.
  13. Nice! Keeps the GFI from tripping like it did when they clamped it to the building steel.
  14. Happy belated!