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  • Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post

    Where did you cross over the border from Canada to the US?
    This was a greyhound bus fom NYC to Toronto.. Wherever greyhound enters Canada from the US.

    The Canadians i met disagreed that Toronto was clean. For them Ottawa was cleaner. But my frame of reference was NYC.

    Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Also, in the US you can see a difference in crossing the border from state to state on the Interstate Highways.
    My experience is limited to the east coast. Going as far west as OH, as far south as DC (nice crabs there. Clams and beer on the shore. never seen such big clams before) and as far north as VT (spent new years on the slopes).

    Didn't notice too much difference. Regional variations, smaller cities but not as stark as entering Canada.
    Last edited by Double Edge; 24 Aug 21,, 23:38.

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    • I feel bad for the people of La. The hurricane has been hitting them all day

      While Michael was stronger, it moved faster. From first hurricane force winds to last was only about 4 hours.

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      • And 16 years to the day from Katrina has to be a real gut punch. Reports of damage are horrifying. At least the levees appear to be holding and not much flooding beyond storm surge is being reported.
        “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
        Mark Twain

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        • Originally posted by kato View Post
          Germany is currently charging a 95-year-old woman in a youth court - since she was under 18 when the crime occured, and there's no statute of limitations on accessory to murder in 10,000 cases. The woman worked as a secretary for the commander of Itzehoe concentration camp when she was 17-19 in 1943-1945.
          The case is getting a bit delayed. The woman fled two days before the first court session.

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          • Didn't want to start a new thread in the Aviation/Navy thread.

            USMC F-35s will fly from the Japanese Izumo.

            https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...ier-since-wwii

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            • Shortage of HGV drivers in England is manifesting itself in a different way. Using photos of produce to fill up empty shelves in supermarkets !!

              https://www.theguardian.com/business...-supply-issues

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              • Originally posted by kato View Post
                The case is getting a bit delayed. The woman fled two days before the first court session.

                Just saw this - how does a 95 year old manage to 'flee' anywhere? It must have been the slowest Police pursuit in history!
                If you are emotionally invested in 'believing' something is true you have lost the ability to tell if it is true.

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                • She took a taxi to a subway station and spent the day somewhere in Hamburg instead of appearing in court ;-)

                  Trial started at 10:30 am, by 10:45 the court issued an arrest order for her, at 12:30 the trial was suspended and postponed to two weeks later, and by 14:30 police had arrested her and brought her in. The court had her checked for medical fitness, then issued an order to have her in jail for the duration of the trial due to fleeing.

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                  • Originally posted by kato View Post
                    She took a taxi to a subway station and spent the day somewhere in Hamburg instead of appearing in court ;-)

                    Trial started at 10:30 am, by 10:45 the court issued an arrest order for her, at 12:30 the trial was suspended and postponed to two weeks later, and by 14:30 police had arrested her and brought her in. The court had her checked for medical fitness, then issued an order to have her in jail for the duration of the trial due to fleeing.

                    Yes, as I more or less as expected. Hardly the 'Great Escape' version 2021. And at 95 years of age I can almost understand why she did it, albeit she might have been better off just throwing herself under the subway train when she had the chance.
                    Last edited by Monash; 25 Oct 21,, 12:00.
                    If you are emotionally invested in 'believing' something is true you have lost the ability to tell if it is true.

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