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Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KTEB Emergency
Replies: 14
Views: 2204

Re: KTEB Emergency

I have no idea what a Post Malone is, nor do I care, but glad the plane landed safely.

How is it a knucklehead like that can make bank, fly in a G IV? I'm such a grumpy old man now, haha. Now get off my lawn you damn kids.

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Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #MeToo takes on a different meaning
Replies: 50
Views: 1015

Re: #MeToo takes on a different meaning

trpmb6 wrote:
BN747 stop posting. You're making a fool of yourself.



That ship sailed a long time ago....

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Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10124

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

645 swapped aircraft, the other cancelled What was 645s original aircraft reg? N448UA.... swapped to N447UA A320. The other was 73G N13720 .... What concerns me much more is the C28 jetbridge appears to have a rather large hole in it.... :crazy: :gasp: Huh, I didn't think the 700s had the split sci...

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Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 104
Views: 2285

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

I'm honestly surprised that a powerful Catholic from America hasn't told the Pope to suck an incense puck and start The America Catholic Church, which could allow for female priests, married priests and nuns, and do away with a lot of the rituals. We could call it Lutheranism or something. Seriousl...

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Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The privilege to enjoy human right?
Replies: 34
Views: 731

Re: The privilege to enjoy human right?

I think far too many people, and governments for that matter, fundamentally misunderstand the very concept of human rights. We are given our rights by our Creator. Governments are instituted by man. Until the great American experiment, no successful nation had as its very foundation the premise that...

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Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 104
Views: 2285

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

VTKillarney wrote:

The Church has done things.


Things being rape, sodomy, borderline physical torture, certain emotional torture and did so systematically over nearly a century (that is publicly known, anyhow, at this juncture, although stories of this happening go back to the Middle Ages as well).

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Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 104
Views: 2285

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

Not only did the Church do NOTHING about it (sorry, VT, the facts are absolutely NOT on your side here), but they actively sought to destroy secret church records on the matter. So more than 300 were implicated, the statute of limitations has expired, more than 100 have died/retired/what have you, a...

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Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Omarosa: ends exactly how you knew it would
Replies: 330
Views: 5971

Re: Omarosa: ends exactly how you knew it would

So, Omarosa claimed and pretended she heard a tape of Trump using the N word.

She recorded them believing her and freaking out. Makes news.

Except she lied and literally made it all up to sell a book.

You can nail Trump for being odious in many ways, but this isn't it.

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Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats and the 2018 election
Replies: 284
Views: 6090

Re: Democrats and the 2018 election

Just reading this thread, especially the last page, demonstrates to me--sadly--the polarization of politics in America today. I am not judging posters here, but it's illustrative to see that seldom can even a basic discussion not become a divisive force.

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Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites
Replies: 200
Views: 3672

Re: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites

There is a general disdain for democracy rising on the right in this country. Not on the left. So this does not surprise me. Doc, I don't know what you're talking about here. Candidly, the rise of protosocialists everywhere is entirely a bastion of the left. The disdain for republican ideals and ca...

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Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites
Replies: 200
Views: 3672

Re: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites

When you consider that most of his supporters are poor whites with only a high school education(if that) and thus a tenuous grasp on things like the Constitution and history in general(including what they had for dinner the previous night) nothing should come as a surprise. If the left keeps thinki...

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Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1207

Re: The correct cover version

Sound of Silence - Disturbed oh absolutely! Not even close, actually. Simon & Garfunkel had a niche, but some of those songs are completely better done by someone else. S&G, IMHO, had some great songs, but they seldom connected with an audience as songwriters...sort of a detached thing, har...

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Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1207

Re: The correct cover version

It's funny, because it seems that the conventional wisdom is that cover versions of songs generally suck, but I've found a lot where the cover is better than the original. Since someone mentioned Johnny Cash, I love Social Distortion's Ring of Fire. Many years ago, there was an album called Two Room...

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Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flip flops aren't shoes
Replies: 54
Views: 1424

Re: Flip flops aren't shoes

Flip-flops are awesome. But I'd never wear them whilst traveling at all. No way on an airplane, from purely a safety standpoint. Nor shorts for that matter, personally, onboard. But to each their own. And I love my Keen sandals....perfect for outdoors, light hiking, longer walks, and durable as hell.

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Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Member(s) of Congress being treated for Alzheimers
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: Member(s) of Congress being treated for Alzheimers

Let's be honest here, people. This isn't a Democrat or Republican thing. This is the fact that the ruling class lives by its own set of rules, we peasants be damned. They should be subjected to drug tests to hold their offices, there should be a fitness for duty exam past a certain age, and yeah, te...

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18531

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Driving distances to nearest/most accessible commercially served airline destination: EAS Communities granted waivers: AL Muscle Shoals 70 miles to HSV, 110 miles to BHM CA El Centro 62 mi to YUM CO Pueblo 44 mi to COS GA Macon 84 mi to ATL (only the world’s biggest goddamn hub) KS Salina 97 mi to I...

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Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19860

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

VarunSolanki747 wrote:
TLV? im suprised UAL is not sending the 77W to DEL or BOM, given the fact atleast once a weak they do not load 1 or 2 pallets due to weight restrictions on 772.


DEL and BOM have some opposite seasonality issues at play as well.

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Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4991

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

The mental health part of this, as the OP first posited, is what strikes me. In the overwhelming number of school shootings and such, there is the presence of psychotropic drugs. As of last year, in fact, 90% if not more by now, were linked to antidepressants and/or ADHD meds. When you factor in oth...

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Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Tom Petty
Replies: 19
Views: 934

Re: RIP Tom Petty

One of my absolute favorite musicians and songwriters of all time. This hurts. I love Tom Petty's music and contributions to rock and roll and the musical world overall. It's really quite remarkable that the Heartbreakers remained together after literally almost 50 years of being together (him havin...

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did any other US airlines consider the Q400?
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: Did any other US airlines consider the Q400?

Had Bombardier had decent reliability and supported this aircraft, it might have had a chance. But it didn't and it didn't deliver on the goods. Finis.

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 10039

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

UA needs to dominate its hub markets, grow them accordingly, and increase the connectivity by adding new markets--and incremental new frequencies--in its existing hubs. THAT'S the best way for them to increase revenues and grow organically. A so-called "focus" city is dependent upon local ...

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions
Replies: 104
Views: 2531

Re: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions

DACA didn´t give those kids US citizenship, so no, that was not violated. It was a deliberate and unconstitutional proclamation to, in essence, break the law. Trump is enforcing the rule of LAW and the Constitutional mandate that Congress—not he—has. What’s the problem exactly? Enforcing the law if...

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Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions
Replies: 104
Views: 2531

Re: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions

One thing I am seeing is people blaming Obama for ruling by decree but praising tRump for ruling by decree. Don't be that fatuous. Trump is enforcing the separation of powers that Congress and ONLY Congress has legislative control of immigration policy. Obama crafted his authority out of thin air. ...

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Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions
Replies: 104
Views: 2531

Re: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions

DACA is a sham, anyhow. POTUS does not have authority to set immigration policy by Executive Order, which is what Obama did. The Constitution clearly states in Article I Section 8 clause 3 that only the Congress shall have power “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Obama said over 20 ti...

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Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25885

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

I am shocked that the Dolphins and Steelers are using Miami Air, I suspect they will be chartering two planes per trip because a 737-800 is too small for an NFL team. Just my 2 cents. The Dolphins used two Miami Air 738s indeed on Sunday to get to Philly. Same happened with the Steelers away at the...

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Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9052

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

There will always be a market for 50 seaters. What the market needs IMO is a new generation of 50 seaters. Lighter (more CFRP integration), upgraded engines, LED cockpits and n upgraded avionics, leading edge slats, maybe pivot bins if they can be worked in there, etc... Bingo. You and Super80Fan r...

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau change of heart about illegals
Replies: 22
Views: 1359

Re: Trudeau change of heart about illegals

So Trudeau is against illegal immigration for HIS country but gets on a moral high horse to lecture the USA about wanting to protect IT'S borders against illegal immigration?

LOLOL

He's trolling us, right?

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau change of heart about illegals
Replies: 22
Views: 1359

Re: Trudeau change of heart about illegals

Trudeau and Canada, as well as most of the Western nations, will learn a painful lesson when the economics of having open borders and welcoming in refugees and illegals from all over the world finally cause serious economic distress. Forget assimilation, following laws and all that, it's a simple ma...

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4797

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Pats already having problems with these planes/operator...they took DL to LWB last evening. Are you sure they were even scheduled to use them? A week ago it sounded like they were still hiring crew members. They may not be planning to use them until the regular season. A Pats reporter ( https://twi...

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25885

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Great point--total hubris and arrogance, frankly.

And the Pats were on another DL 752 from LWB-IAH and on their return home. Wonder when these paperweights will actually operate.

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Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4797

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Pats already having problems with these planes/operator...they took DL to LWB last evening. Are you sure they were even scheduled to use them? A week ago it sounded like they were still hiring crew members. They may not be planning to use them until the regular season. A Pats reporter ( https://twi...

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Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4797

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Pats already having problems with these planes/operator...they took DL to LWB last evening.

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Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4797

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

[threeid][/threeid] FINAL POINT, HOW CAN ANBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WHO SPENDS DEDICATES TIME TO THIS WEBSITE NOT BE A J-E-T-S JETS, JETS, JETS FAN!!!!!!!!!!! I genuinely feel sorry for anyone who has been fated to become a Jets fan. It's been a mostly miserable 47 years. Rev- if you haven't seen th...

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Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: homosexuality in the aviation industry
Replies: 41
Views: 3644

Re: homosexuality in the aviation industry

Gays are everywhere in the airline world and no one gives a shit anymore. It's not even an issue.

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Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New bridge over the St. Croix River opens
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: New bridge over the St. Croix River opens

readytotaxi wrote:
Not a pretty bridge, lack of imagination. built to a budget, not to an idea.


I don't think people in MSP area and WI give a shit how it looks. It's functional, decades late and welcome.

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Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator McCain Has Aggressive Brain Cancer
Replies: 64
Views: 2362

Re: Senator McCain Has Aggressive Brain Cancer

A little more relevant to us here; McCain was actually an airman.. Navy. On board and hurt during the Forestall fire. Later shot down and heavily injured and did some time in the Hanoi Hilton. There is some broken doll photo around from his return to the US greeted by Nixon: https://static01.nyt.co...

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Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall Project Update
Replies: 168
Views: 15183

Re: DEN Great Hall Project Update

My take on this is simple: it's a ludicrous project. Moving security will result in MORE bottlenecks, congestion by placing it on the same level as ticketing and check-in, and costs more to the airlines all so DIA can add more precious retail space. This is one of the more customer unfriendly ideas ...

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Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?
Replies: 43
Views: 5360

Re: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
I guarentee that 99.999999999% this is not an airport. Like said, airports are publicly acquired and built facilities and there is much more transparecy and much less secrecy in these types of developments.


I'll see your 99.999% and raise you to 100%.

No way this is an airport.

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Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 14355

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

OneSexyL1011 wrote:
This is the perfect plane for this route. Pre-merger wise the 777 was too much and the 763 was too weak performance wise.


Yup- that's my thought precisely. 787-8 is perfect--would have the range, payload at DEN elevation, and just right amount of seats to work.

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Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations
Replies: 73
Views: 16432

Re: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations

They're going to throw an entire American football team on a 738? A 738 can handle a American football team without any issues. Some teams used a American/US Airways Airbus 321 at times the last few years.. College teams travel on 738s, but most of them also truck the bulk of their equipment. NO WA...

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Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 4823

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

How about rezoning the entire Middle East or as we like to call it as sectarian gerrymandering. Shia Sunni Jews Palestine Kurds Houthi Plus 100 more.including minorities. One of those groups will never be recognized by the others, and therein lies the problem. And you forget a small section of Chri...

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 14897

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

Yawn.

Must have been five minutes since we had a globe vs tulip, UA sucks, UA needs to rebrand thread. Carry on...

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Tue May 30, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit
Replies: 143
Views: 4573

Re: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

I must say I'm not surprised at the reaction by our European friends in this forum--as predictable as ever. But let me ask you all something: when did it become some political blasphemy for a head of state to overtly say they're going to focus on their own national interests first? This should be th...

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Tue May 30, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 81
Views: 10031

Re: Whats next at IAH?

Terminal D is the next big project at IAH. I'd love to know what happened to the B North renovation plans as well as the B FIS. Slow down in travel or not, another FIS is needed at IAH. Although most of the congestion in the current one is due to CBP staffing (80 positions and only ~15 are filled o...

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Thu May 25, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 4654

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

Great, why don't you join any army fighting in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, or you are all talk? Not my fight. My fight is to keep those people from coming to MY homeland. Everyone in that sandbox can tear each other to shreds as far as I'm concerned. We've already spilled too much blood and not an...

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Wed May 24, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 4654

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

islam is and will be incompatible with the West as currently constituted. And it can't be reformed because it makes their prophet fallible. Go tell that to all the Muslims just going about their lives peacefully in the UK who would never think of doing a thing like this. Tell it to the Muslim nurse...

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Wed May 24, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 4654

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

Another Islamist terror event. Time for action. Great, why don't you join any army fighting in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, or you are all talk? Not my fight. My fight is to keep those people from coming to MY homeland. Everyone in that sandbox can tear each other to shreds as far as I'm concerned....

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