The Flint water supply

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  1. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
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    Have to fly out of Newark occasionally. or worse, work at the Newark airport hilton. Hate everything about it.

    Providence RI I like quite a bit. A lot of people I know fly into there when they need to go to Boston, esp if their business doesn't put them right downtown.
     
  2. crazypete13

    crazypete13 Moderator
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    May 7, 2007
    A walk from BMO
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    Oh I know - my 'domestic' leg is usually a five hour flight from Vancouver, occasionally a hop from Montreal.

    Since Toronto is essentially the Air Canada eastern hub - and likely Canadian destination of all international flights from over the Atlantic - I have it pretty good.

    The problem is when you have to get somewhere like Memphis (FedEx hub) or places that are nobody's hub (hello Ticondoeroga NY).

    Edit: or for that matter Flint, MI.
     
  3. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    Dear Cthulhu, why?

    Again, why? But DTW would work there.
     
  4. crazypete13

    crazypete13 Moderator
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    May 7, 2007
    A walk from BMO
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    Client has a mill there. Only worse place to get to was Androscoggin ME - that involved a Boston/Portland connection - then a two hour drive.

    Flint is ostensibly our thread topic.
     
  5. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    On my drive back from Florida I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours because chicken gizzards spilled...in Atlanta.
     
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  6. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    Speaking of which, it seems that not only is Synder a total ********stain, the whole thing was an attempt at no-kidding stimulus gone wrong and lots of people were in on it - and the general media portrayal thus far has been rather wide of the mark. I saw a not-terribly-awful bit (more than a bit - an entire half-hour) on AJAM about it on Friday, but they left out a whole bunch of fairly interesting details.

    So basically, Snyder foots a bunch of the blame (still along with local officials), but for almost exactly the opposite reason most of the left has been pushing, and ostensibly in service of something the left would have ordinarily jumped at to support.
     
  7. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
    There Be Dragons Here
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    Birmingham City FC
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    United States
    One day, when I've healed from the tragedy, I will tell all of you about the eight-minute mile I ran through Charlotte's airport whilst in the throes of influenza to catch my flight.

    ******** Charlotte's airport.
     
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  8. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    The one thing I like about Memphis is that it is so small that I can arrive 30min before my flight, check in with backs, and make my flight. I can do it in 15-20 with no checked bags.

    And that is about it. Everything else about the Memphis airport sucks. Specially the cost to fly into/out of. I know people who have gone to Nashville or Little Rock because it is cheaper.
     
  9. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    It's not CLT's fault you were diseased.
     
  10. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    United States
    Dallas: Arrival time of 10.30 or so
    Returning from Europe
    Concourse D to A
    15-20 connection time
    Haile Gebrselassie can go ******** himself.
     
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  11. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
    There Be Dragons Here
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    Birmingham City FC
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    United States
    It is their fault that they put connecting flights a mile apart on Thanksgiving weekend. It's their fault that they made our plane circle in good weather. It's their fault that they set up those stupid rope lines when you de-plane that make it impossible to disperse the passengers.

    It's their fault that they are stupid-faces.
     
  12. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
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    United States
    I see we have veered slightly off topic here ...
     
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  13. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
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    It's actually the airline's fault. I really like Denver's airport, but have literally had to the entire length of the termnal to make a connection. I blame United for that, not Denver.

    And I'm sure the other passengers on your flights really appreciated you traveling "whilst in the throes of influenza." Maybe we should call you Typhoid Brummie.
     
  14. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
    There Be Dragons Here
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    I was holding my own. Half the flight was sick with some plague or miasma of some sort. You guys weren't there. You didn't know how bad it was. One day, I'll be strong enough to tell the whole story. I'll devote a thread to it.

    And Denver's airport would be wonderful if not for security. They let a serial killer design security there.
     
  15. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

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    Jul 30, 2007
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  16. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Where else would you find a horse's ass?

    Sorry, couldn't resist. I'm not sure who we are even talking about.
     
  17. taosjohn

    taosjohn Member+

    Dec 23, 2004
    taos,nm
    :eek: There may be a lightning bolt along in a few minutes to bring you up to speed...
     
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  18. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    The offspring of the world's most famous prostitute.
     
  19. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
    There Be Dragons Here
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    Birmingham City FC
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    United States
    Mary Magdalene?
     
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  20. crazypete13

    crazypete13 Moderator
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    May 7, 2007
    A walk from BMO
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    Fixed that...
     
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  21. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Someone biblical, then? I guess someone I'm ignoring dragged them into it. :cool:
     
  22. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
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    United States
    Doh! :oops:
     
  23. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
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  24. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    So, is it Gizmodo itself, or just Alissa Walker who is a tremendous moron (well, and Michael Moore)?

    http://gizmodo.com/michael-moore-dont-send-bottled-water-to-flint-1755637410

    http://gizmodo.com/stop-drinking-bottled-water-1704609514

    People should try traveling outside the United States on occasion just to see how vital bottled water is to certain parts of the world. Christ, in freakin' France, you almost never encounter tap water in a restaurant, and there are whole swathes of Europe and the Middle East that have consistent, potable water for regular citizens because of bottling operations.
     
  25. Moishe

    Moishe Moderator
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    Boca Juniors
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    Mar 6, 2005
    Here there and everywhere.
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    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I thought that is where he mostly hangs?
     

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