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DRich
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August 14th, 2019 at 5:17:30 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I saw 3 Days of the Condor again,
first time in 20 years.



Wow, I just saw a Condor plane fly past my hospital room window. I believe they fly direct Las Vegas to Frankfurt.
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MaxPen
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August 14th, 2019 at 5:22:16 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Wow, I just saw a Condor plane fly past my hospital room window. I believe they fly direct Las Vegas to Frankfurt.



Was Fred Flintstone piloting that bad boy?
What kind of drugs are they giving you up in there? You sure it wasn't a pterodactyl? Maybe it was a Concorde.😀
rxwine
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August 14th, 2019 at 5:47:30 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I saw 3 Days of the Condor again,
first time in 20 years. I was
remembering the days when
the phone was the only way we
had to reach out. The phone
was a big deal in this movie,
in 1975.

But have things really changed?
Watch any cop show and somebody
is on their phone every 60 seconds.
Crooks and cops. There are over
1000 videos of Live PD on Utube.
Countless times when cops ask
people to get out of the car, they
are on the phone or clutching it
like a it's attached to them. Some
get really distressed when asked
to put it down.



Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
EvenBob
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August 14th, 2019 at 8:24:10 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine




I never saw a single one of all
those Charles Bronson movies
in the 70's. I don't know if they
were good or bad. I have Hard
Times on DVD, he very good
in that. In the fight scenes in
the ring, he's as lean and fit
as an athlete, and he's 55 years
old. He was an amazing person.
Sometimes in between shots
on a movie set, he would stand
perfectly still for up to an hour,
not moving a muscle, staring
into the distance.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Wizard
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August 14th, 2019 at 9:21:38 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Wow, I just saw a Condor plane fly past my hospital room window. I believe they fly direct Las Vegas to Frankfurt.



I've taken that flight. Very good value.
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Tanko
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August 15th, 2019 at 4:20:00 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

When did that start? I had a physical earlier this year and they took urine...



They get a lot of information from a blood sample, but if there is blood in your urine, no blood test will detect that.

My good doctors always take a urine sample. The cause could be something simple, or something very serious. They need to find the source.
Tanko
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August 15th, 2019 at 4:42:54 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Wow, I just saw a Condor plane fly past my hospital room window. I believe they fly direct Las Vegas to Frankfurt.



Took a trip to South Dakota ten years ago. While there, we hired a local tour guide to show us around. He was a retired Air force Major. First stop was Ellsworth Air Force Base, where he was last stationed.

Got to see a B-1 bomber take off not far from us, with the after burners glowing.

The Major told us, when Sturgis was having their annual biker rally the previous year, a pilot flew his B-1 straight down main street. Then he raised the nose of his craft skyward and accelerated with the roar of his exhaust pointed downward for maximum effect.

When asked, “Did you buzz those bikers?”, he replied “I just wanted to show those boys with their toys what a real toy can do”.
EvenBob
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October 4th, 2019 at 1:53:20 AM permalink
Remember when the nightly network
news reports were 15min long on TV?
Remember when we got most of our
news from newspapers, AM radio and
weekly magazines.

That era feels like horse and buggy days
now, so slow and plodding. I'm reading
that the 24hr news cycle is causing
stress issues for more than a few people.
They have no idea what it was like to
live in an era where it took a real world shaking
event to stir things up. I miss those days.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
AZDuffman
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October 4th, 2019 at 2:33:26 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Remember when the nightly network
news reports were 15min long on TV?
Remember when we got most of our
news from newspapers, AM radio and
weekly magazines.

That era feels like horse and buggy days
now, so slow and plodding. I'm reading
that the 24hr news cycle is causing
stress issues for more than a few people.
They have no idea what it was like to
live in an era where it took a real world shaking
event to stir things up. I miss those days.



15 no, 30 yes. Thing is they could still get it all done in 30. If they did people would be less stressed out as it would actually take something to make it "news." Now they need to cover the smallest things to fill the time.

Newspapers never gave "most news" in my lifetime. They gave two things. Depth of coverage. They used to have beat reporters who would cover the same things day in and day out. This was important because it made the reporter something of an expert on their beat, and you could go to the paper for that coverage. The local paper would have a few good reporters who covered big things with an angle. Fall of Berlin Wall? Put them on a plane and have them check it out. New Pope? Send them over. They would usually find some small pieces the national newspaper or network news did not.

Second was features. People bought the local paper to see what Andy Capp did that day. To read Dear Abby. Features gave a newspaper backbone. Then there was classified ads, where the newspaper made their profit. If you needed a job you had to buy a paper.

Little by little they cut all that out. This month my city's major paper will go down to 3 days a week of print. When I was a kid we had 2 papers and many people on my route got both. Amazing changes.
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October 4th, 2019 at 5:47:06 AM permalink
When I was a child they had a cartoon half way through the newscast. Maybe the weather and sports came after the cartoon, can't remember. I guess it was to get kids interested in the world more. This was around 1960. We had Encyclopedia Britannica to get our info in those days.
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