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Old 01-17-2016, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DeadHead View Post
On the subject of personal driving habits....



Not particularly tool-related in anyway, just thought it'd be a nice comedic break from the last few pages.
As a father of 4, 3 of them 'women drivers', that was hilarious!

Thanks for the laughs!
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp View Post
Atlanta drivers are particularly bad about this. It's funny in rush hour how driving in the right lane is typically considerably faster than competing with all the dummies jamming into the left lanes.
I was amazed at the level of driving stupidity when I moved to the ATL area. Normal appears to be 10 below the speed limit. At least most of the roads I drive have no passing zone.
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by cardiomd View Post
Looks like he got an upgrade to economy comfort. Good to see the turkey in a better seat than I usually get when I deadhead.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Dolphinflyer View Post
Sorry about my poor English skills, it's been 3+ decades since my last Freshman English class. It's also been almost the same length of time since my last CFI work. You're right, it is proper to call it a certificate. Just about every reference I've dealt with since then has been a "rating".

My bad. It gets a little confusing sometimes trying to pronounce "Kinston" and "Kingston" in the same trip, remembering that ORD APP freaks out over 10kt speed diffs unlike others, figuring out if Havana is 120.25, 124.55 or 123.7 each day and what a "Flat Rock" looks like compared to a "Sail Rock"

I admit, there was a little digging on the turkey post. I was wondering about someone's claim as a commercial pilot and what exactly that meant. MY background is GA and have seen many claim what they are not.

The turkey looked like a good crew meal if the flight was long enough for a oven cook
No worries. It's been several decades since I was in high school, but I still know how to use the language that I profess to know fluently.

He claimed he was a commercial pilot, no more. If he only has the certificate he is still a commercial pilot. He has still passed all of the coursework and skills required. He made no claims otherwise.

I'm not sticking up for him as much as I'm tired of people bullying without due cause.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bulldog319 View Post
You are my first nomination, You've been watching a bit too much sensationalist media and have probably never spent more than a few seconds around a Pitbull. In a good home they are good dogs, very affectionate sweet animals. In my opinion, they would make an excellent therapy animal.
Your argument is flawed in regards to Pitbulls. I am somewhat sure, but skeptical, that a Pitbull is a fine dog in a proper home. But you insinuate that if you put a Pitbull in a not so proper home that in fact it is a vicious dog. The difference is if you put a Golden Retriever in a not so proper home it still won't go on a killing spree.
I am not busting your chops, but everytime I hear the argument on how great a dog a Pitbull is someone qualifies it with "in a good home". You never hear that qualifier with other dog breeds.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Colganguy View Post
The difference is if you put a Golden Retriever in a not so proper home it still won't go on a killing spree.
LOL. Pitbulls will not go on a killing spree. They have extremely strong jaws and have a temperament that can be used in training to attack or defend. That said, they don't have "killing spree" on their minds. They have very territorial behavior coupled with a strong musculature. Golden's are bread for a kind temperament; you'd really have to do something drastic to change it's behavior towards people.

*This coming from someone who really does not care for them as a breed.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Colganguy View Post
I am not busting your chops, but everytime I hear the argument on how great a dog a Pitbull is someone qualifies it with "in a good home". You never hear that qualifier with other dog breeds.
Really? Dobermans, Rottweilers, German Shepard's, Akitas come to mind pretty quick.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by PotatoChip View Post
Really? Dobermans, Rottweilers, German Shepard's, Akitas come to mind pretty quick.
Yeah, your right about those breeds, but I am typing on my iPad and got tired of hunting and pecking the keys....but my point is still made.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:25 PM
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Nope, what I will insinuate is that if you put a golden in a bad home it could be a bad dog too, I have seen exactly that. You get qualifiers like this because of media attention that does get focused on these dogs.

Mine came from a shelter at approx 4 years old. Scarred from nose to tail, especially on the muzzle, neck and flanks. She can't be trusted around other dogs unknown to her, but otherwise is a sweet, happy, playful loving dog with an extremely soft mouth (meaning there are zero issues with hand feeding) Of the people I know with these dogs this does not appear to be an anomaly with the exception that her exceptional dog aggression is higher than other people I know.

Temperament tests on the three breeds is in the same range as a golden.

Breed Name Tested Passed Failed Percent

AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER 870 755 115 86.8%
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER 657 555 102 84.5%
STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER 129 117 12 90.7%
GOLDEN RETRIEVER 785 669 116 85.2%

Source ATTS.org breed statistics.

Last edited by Bulldog319; 01-17-2016 at 08:41 PM. Reason: Forgot one of the dogs in the statistics
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Timbo View Post
You might want to talk to any auto insurance company, they have the numbers to show where the worst drivers are. I know that when I moved from New Hampshire to Miami, my auto insurance rates TRIPPLED. I called my insurance company, USAA, to complain, thinking there must have been a mistake, no way could the rates go up 300%!

They said, "Nope, no mistake, you were in one of the best areas, but no you are now living in one of the WORST cities for accidents, uninsured drivers AND auto theft, so just send us the $900 and you're good..."

Then on almost every drive to/from work in MIA, I'd witness an auto accident caused by bad drivers changing lanes without signaling, cutting people off, hitting the brakes for no reason, usually in the passing lane, trying to go far left lane across 4 lanes to make an exit, and pulling lots of other stupid moves. In the rain it only got worse! Good thing it never snows in MIA.

In my previous 10 years of driving to work in BOS, in rain, snow and 'Boston Drivers' (known to be very aggressive) I never once witnessed an accident. I used to tell people, "Yeah, they are aggressive, but they know how to drive!"
I would agree that probably the worst drivers are in Florida. I haven't driven in EVERY state, but out of the many states I have experienced, Florida was by far the worst...
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