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Number of Posts:1173
Registered on:6/17/2011
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re: Most Turbulent Flight You've Experienced? - bigblake
I think some others on here are worse, but here's mine. Frankfurt, Germany to Naples, Italy (Lufthansa). Descending through a developing storm. Plane was getting thrown everywhere, but no massive drops, just constant "little" drops. A few people were crying, but everyone else was gasping every...
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re: Most Turbulent Flight You've Experienced? - bigblake
This your plane? The comments are pretty solid. [link=(http://avherald.com/h?article=418bfa0e&opt=0)]LINK[/link]...
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re: Can travel agents get better flight prices? - bigblake
Coming from a travel agent (or at least manager), it's usually not cheaper. That being said, for complex routes it's usually easier to use a travel agent because the difference might be 1-2%. In general, travel agents only make 1% or less on airfare, 10-15% on cruises, and 20-25% on hotels. ...
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re: "Vampire CEO's continue to suck blood" - bigblake
But don't you think the managers (fund representatives) are probably fine with wagering a penny to win $100, even though it doesn't happen that often?...
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re: "Vampire CEO's continue to suck blood" - bigblake
[quote]Most educated people who have done the analysis think the truly highly compensated CEOs are rarely if ever worth their pay. [/quote] I'm going to leave it up to the educated AND talented people who manage billions of dollars to determine if paying someone $10 million a year is worth it. T...
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re: "Vampire CEO's continue to suck blood" - bigblake
Board members represent the shareholders. If the shareholders want to pay their CEO $1 billion a year then who are we to stop them?...
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re: Another angle of the Everest avalanche - bigblake
Seems like going into the tent would be the dumb thing to do. You die of suffocation, being in a (collapsed) tent would be harder to get out and/or be rescued....
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re: Attorneys call for Baltimore prosecutor to be dismissed - bigblake
[quote]The reasons why he has the big grudge against them were given but I forget what they were. Does anyone know about this and what the reasons are?[/quote] Their name is Avon Mackel. [link=(http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/06/politics/freddie-gray-baltimore-knife-marilyn-mosby-prosecution/)]...
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re: $2000 for 2 summer classes - bigblake
My grad school was $1,500 a credit hour....
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re: Pentagon credit cards used for gambling, escorts - bigblake
I always wondered why we had to use govt CC too. I speculate that it has to do with people might not having the ability to get CC's, and therefore a blanket policy was to issue everyone a govt CC....
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re: Pentagon credit cards used for gambling, escorts - bigblake
FWIW they will have to pay. If you travel for your govt job you get a govt credit card, but the bill actually comes to you. It's not like the Dept of Defense will pay those charges....
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re: I would like to spend 30k on a new car - bigblake
Acura TLX (Luxury Accord) The base model is exactly $30,000. Trucks are meh. If you ever need a truck Home Depot will rent you a flat bed for $20 for 1hr and 15 minutes. ...
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re: Thinking about joining the military soon and... - bigblake
Benefits pretty much all the same. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Army. In that order. It is what it is, not like you can change it. 51 is whatevs. Positive. GI Bill is worth a lot of money. Try to get a job that will aid you in the career that you want when you get out (if you get out)...
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re: Anyone have experience with In Wall HDMI/IR extenders? - bigblake
The Logitech Smart Remote might work. It's running on RF, which might span that. You can control using an app on your phone or the included remote. [link=(http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Control-Smartphone-Simple/dp/B00BQ5RYI4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430962400&sr=8-1&keywords=smart+control...
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re: Teacher at Chalmette h.s. proposes to another teacher in an awesome way - bigblake
They watch Youtube videos all day? Students are the worst when it comes to production. Would have been awesome if he could have rehearsed with them 50 times, and found a way to have himself sitting in one of the desks. (like been sleeping on the desk where the one kid is always sleeping) N...
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re: Preliminary findings show Freddie Gray suffered head injury in police transport - bigblake
The police dept is going to lose a civil case since they didn't restrain him, but I can't see how they'll get any manslaughter or murder conviction. I believe the police officers gave him a rough ride on purpose....
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re: Baltimore Police say police van made a previously unknown stop - bigblake
I was driving for 30 minutes today and tried to think of a way where this dude would break his spine. I don't think police officers are dumb enough to go back there and break it on purpose. My hypothesis, which is based on the little that I know, is that he was in the back of the van making no...
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