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General Discussion / Re: What pissed you off today?
« Last post by jingle.boy on Today at 06:13:20 PM »
Yeah, I still do a deck Ďo cards workout periodically in between my weight listing sessions.
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Canít argue with anything in your last 2 posts there Gare.
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General Discussion / Re: The "I'm Traveling somewhere" Thread
« Last post by El Barto on Today at 06:11:35 PM »
It's pretty simple and not at all unusual.  She was assessed civil penalties under 49 U.S.C. section 46301, et seq. for violating safety and security laws found in section 40101, et seq.  For example, a person tampering with or disabling a smoke alarm in an aircraft lavatory is subject to a civil penalty up to $2,000.  Those penalties may be conferred by a lawsuit pursuant to section 46305.

In this instance, the government's complaint alleges the following:  "Defendant is liable for a civil penalty of $15,000 for each act resulting in a violation, for a total not to exceed $45,000 for 1) threatening, 2) hitting and 3) spitting/attempting to kick/head butt flight crew and passengers.  Defendant is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $27,950 for attempting to open the cabin door in-flight.  Defendant is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $9,000 for interfering with the performance of crew memberís duties.  These penalties together total $81,950 and are less than the maximum amounts provided for these serious violations."

I honestly had no idea regulatory agencies sued people to collect fines. I assumed they just assessed the fine and that's that. This makes sense, though, and I kind of like it.

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If you want to nitpick about how this absolutely batshit crazy situation was handled, that's fine, but I don't want some idiot doing this on my flight, and the threat of a near 6-figure judgment (which I'd bet is non-dischargeable in bankruptcy) is going to be one hell of a deterrent.
I don't want her on my flight, either. That said, this is a situation where deterrence means precisely dick. You can't deter people from doing things they either can't avoid or don't know they're doing. This is my objection to DUI enforcement, too, and it's a very similar situation.
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Yeah, this Septicflesh album is pretty good.  I can see how it's regarded pretty highly.  It's pretty familiar and similar somewhat to the whole sound of Modern Primative, but more aggressive, interesting and probably melodic, and consistent too.  Felt longer than 42 minutes though for some reason, but this is high quality symphonic death metal.  really enjoyed the whole thing.  Really enjoyed the super melodic closer track too, a bit different.
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General Music Discussion / Re: PROGPOWER USA XXIII
« Last post by jingle.boy on Today at 05:34:04 PM »
Not sure what I'm looking forward to more, their PPUSA appearance, or seeing them a week later in a tiny ass club in SF.

 :sadpanda:
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General Discussion / Re: What pissed you off today?
« Last post by ReaperKK on Today at 05:32:14 PM »
:tup :tup

Like Barto, I was in the best shape of my life just thru COVID.  2022 knackered all that up, and I just started working out again a couple months back... but it's hard to re-start the kind of motivation I had 5 years ago.

If I remember right you were doing some program for a little bit that was based off playing cards?

I just started working out this year again too after hitting my highest weight ever in January, I still hate getting ready for the gym but once I'm there I'm happy I went.
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General Music Discussion / Re: PROGPOWER USA XXIII
« Last post by cramx3 on Today at 05:31:21 PM »
Not sure what I'm looking forward to more, their PPUSA appearance, or seeing them a week later in a tiny ass club in SF.

It'll be different experiences for sure.  The progpower crowd might be better, might be worse than a headline show, but it'll definitely be different. Last year, like a week after PP I saw Visions of Atlantis again (who performed at PP that year) and I talked to the bassist outside and he said he enjoyed the NYC show he had just performed much more than the PP show although I had thought the PP show was a lot better since the crowd was bigger and more into them, plus they played longer, but nope, the bassist insisted he enjoyed that smaller sweatier opener show more.
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General Music Discussion / Re: What album are you listening to v.9
« Last post by ReaperKK on Today at 05:24:10 PM »
Alter Bridge - The Last Hero
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Not that it means anything, but there hasn't been a sweep in the SCF since the four year run of sweeps from 1995-98 (Devils > Wings; Avs > Panthers; Wings > Flyers; and Wings > Capitals).

I don't think this will be a sweep. I'd imagine the Oilers find a way to win the next one.
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I have watched every minute, and the series has been closer than a 3-0 series looks.  This doesn't look a thing like NYR/Was in Round 1.  It looks more like Fla-Car from last year's ECF - all of which were 1-goal games (2 going to OT).  Edmonton leads in shots, attempts and chances.  Fla has gotten the goaltending, the PK, and capitalized on mistakes.  They're playing to the Sutter Laws perfectly, and Edmonton is not.  But it has not looked like a cakewalk for the Panthers.

Same...Watched every minute and agree it hasn't been a 'cakewalk'   When it comes to the Finals it's doing all the small things and doing them every shift that wins the cup and that CREATES the breaks and 'puck luck'. It's not that the Oilers have 'sucked' by any means.....they've had their chances for sure. But Bobs showed up to play in the Finals.....can't say the same for Skinner.....The Panthers have SHUT DOWN the top five scorers for the Oil....that's not luck or McDavid and Co. just having a couple bad games.....that's a team dedicated to a system and each other doing what it takes to win. You can see the passion and desire in the way Florida is playing.....it's not there for the Oilers. Call it what you will.....shot their load getting past a tough Dallas team.....breaking under the pressure to bring a cup to Canada.....but I think it's simpler than that. They're losing these games to a group of guys who are playing a better team game.

Sure....the games have been closer than some of the scores indicate.....but the Better team of the two has the series lead right now because they've earned every bit of that 3-0 lead. This isn't a case of the Oilers just 'choking' or playing bad.....it's a case of Florida playing as a unified team and simply being better for it.
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