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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 136
Views: 3602

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

We can not restrict gun ownership in the United States. "Shall not be infringed" means just that, shall not be infringed. I fail to see why some people can't comprehend this. Most people that don't get that like to use their First Amendment to tell others about it. "A well regulated ...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I wonder how many of those people regret their decision to move to TX or AZ? We have thought about moving to Nevada but, one decision not to, was publicly funded departments like transit and health care. Huh? Nevada has great public trans everywhere. Health care can be a challenge in the rural area...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House creak
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: House creak

Is it with all flights or just some? When I used to sit on Marine Drive in Portland and watch everything coming in, I could hear the wake turbulence from 757s but not from Dash-8s or CRJs. It sounded like aluminum twisting in the wind. Could that be it?

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I wonder how many of those people regret their decision to move to TX or AZ? We have thought about moving to Nevada but, one decision not to, was publicly funded departments like transit and health care.

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 136
Views: 3602

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Shooting for the thigh is dangerous for anyone around the suspect, as the leg is a much harder target to hit and you risk hitting a bystander or innocent victim instead. Also, the femoral artery runs through the thigh and a shot there can be lethal very quickly. Finally, police in the United States...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 136
Views: 3602

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

So what is the purpose of an AK-47? It’s not for hunting nor is it for target practice. I’ve shot one many times, their accuracy is nonexistent. And while we’re at it, the same for the AR-15, what are their purpose? I can tell that you've never shot competitively. Go to the National Matches. The wh...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Washington State Ferry System

Which is why the US shipbuilding industry is so competitive, the Jones Act should be dumped, all it does is inflate prices and leads to an old fleet of clapped out vessels like you see today. So you don't want American built and you want to put Americans out of work? Maybe if we made trade schools ...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 136
Views: 3602

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Why do you need to own so many of them? One well placed shot and you are safe. Twenty different firearms are not needed. Guns are like golf clubs, different ones for different purposes. So what is the purpose of an AK-47? It’s not for hunting nor is it for target practice. I’ve shot one many times,...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Washington State Ferry System

From the article : Surely there is a typo somewhere ? A company I'm familiar with, Brittany Ferries, is buying 200m long, sea going, hybrid battery electric + LNG ferries, with cabins, restaurants, etc., we're talking 40 000 GT ships, for 200 million euros each. I'm not sure if there is a typo, but...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 136
Views: 3602

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I know she would have shot him because she's a good shot and she told me she would have shot him afterwards. This was very early in the morning (0400) so no kids riding bikes. If the intruders are armed then the second one through the door has a decision to make after he sees the first one go down....

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by seb146
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Washington State Ferry System

Has anyone ridden the Seattle - Bremerton ferry recently? Fond memories of those ship trips with my grandparents as a kid. I'd like to make it back up to SEA some time next year and get them to make a trip with me over there again while they still can. We sailed that route before covid. The new ter...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Washington State Ferry System

The following is from memory. The Olympic class ferries, about 1500 passenger and 144 vehicles are the favored size. They can fill in about anywhere. The first one cost about $150 million several years ago, and now are about $120m. I am not quite sure what that $4 billon plus figure represents, and...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7542

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

What is the return on investment for us consumers burning fossil fuel? A warm house, personal and public transport, plastics, pharmaceuticals, roads.............. I and many people here have electric heat. Our electric company gets power from renewable sources like wind and hydro. Some people do us...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Washington State Ferry System

I have not been on BC Ferries in a very long time. I would love to sail on the Coastal and Spirit ships. According to the WSDOT site, sailings to Sidney will resume in 2022. They are usually suspended for winter, anyway. The Coastal and Spirit Classes are nice, personally, I'm a big fan of the Spir...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7542

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

What is the return on investment for us consumers burning fossil fuel?

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by seb146
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Self-defense doesn't only apply to people at their home. What did he need to defend from 20 miles away? What was his goal leaving his house that he was threatened from 20 miles away? There is a convenience store about 3 miles from my house. They are right wing extremists. They boarded up their shop...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Self-defense doesn't only apply to people at their home. What did he need to defend from 20 miles away? What was his goal leaving his house that he was threatened from 20 miles away? There is a convenience store about 3 miles from my house. They are right wing extremists. They boarded up their shop...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Washington State Ferry System

I was always under the impression that WSF was a very good system, at least compared to BC Ferries. There is the one ferry per day to Sidney, BC. But that was pre-covid. At least the Coho from Port Angeles to Victoria is back in operation. First sailing was the day the US reopened the border. Not s...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

His mother didn't drive him. You're right about the authorities. They shouldn't have pulled the police back. So, in the hours before he loaded his AR-15 and drove 20 miles to a protest, how many of those protesters attacked his house? How many of those protesters physically went to his house and to...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Washington State Ferry System

For some reason, the Federal Government doesn't subsidize local ferry services as much as they do light rail, subway and bus transit systems. Seems they'd rather dig a tunnel for a couple of billion vs far less $ for construction subsidies for a boat. I wonder if that has to do with long term cost?...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

So, Rittenhouse got off. Given the circumstances and the laws in this country, this was bound to be the result. If I were on the jury, I would have reluctantly voted to acquit. However, I think there is something very wrong where mommy lets an underage punk kid have an AR-15 and drives him to a rio...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4573

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

So why didn't the media find a picture of him in a suit? Why is the first picture of him making him look like a monster. It's not like he marched toward a crowd with a loaded gun and opened fire because he felt some kind of way from his house 20 miles away.... In my book anyone who drives through a...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Compared to MSNBC or CBS? Unquestionably so. There are many progressives who call for deplatforming CNN’s ‘corporate agenda’. According to this website below, they are a tad to the left , but quite a bit more centrist than Fox news, https://adfontesmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Media-Bias-Ch...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The defense did not need to prove self defense. Instead, the prosecution had to prove it was murder. This was an impossible task, because the self defense claim was not only viable, it was also documented on film, and agreed by witnesses. A lot of people find the law confusing, likely including the...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4041

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

Two CONSERVATIVE contributors to Fox have resigned over Carlson's piece https://thehill.com/homenews/media/582573-two-fox-news-contributors-quit-over-tucker-carlsons-jan-6-documentary Why stress "conservative"? All contributors to FOX are conservatives, even if not all of them are batshit...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

I lived in California while she was AG and felt she was too conservative, politically. But, because she had a (D) behind her name, she is an unhinged lunatic liberal. She actually does reach across the aisle and does have support of moderates. But, right wing media keeps this narrative of how insan...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4573

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I'm just going to highlight this and leave it here for people to see what is your stance and view of people driving their cars through crowds of kids and their parents. Actually, I was pointing out that when it is a minority accused of committing a crime, the media finds the worst possible picture ...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Lets get real here. The 3 who were shot were there to start trouble there are no two ways about that. You sure about that? Another unarmed Black man was killed by police but these three were only there to vandalize? Are you absolutely sure about that? But, again, I have to ask why Rittenhouse felt ...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4573

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

If some people can't handle the facts of the case that is one thing but this wasn't put out to fuel anything. I don't get why an acquittal of a white on white crime case would stoke racial tensions. Unless you are using it for an agenda. So why didn't the media find a picture of him in a suit? Why ...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4573

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Of course, the race (Black) and criminal record of the alleged driver got put out late last night to fuel even more the social tensions in this country, already at a high level from the acquittal of Rittenhouse of murder and other charges. If some people can't handle the facts of the case that is o...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1631

Re: Washington State Ferry System

Crew needs to be certified by the Coast Guard. I see no problem with that. They have needed new vessels for years. I sailed on the Issaquah many times and wondered how many more times can they keep patching it. Also, when one vessel goes down, the entire system is screwed. They have to reposition an...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

. Her first real zinger of a loss was the DNC primary, but that only speaks to an inability to win recognition at the national level. Some analysts suggested her aggressive campaigning in the DNC primary was too Trumpian for Dem tastes, and they are probably right. To win national office you have t...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He can't be tried in a criminal court for manslaughter. A wrongful death case in a civil suit won't go anywhere. The suit would have to be filed in Kenosha, WI. I seriously doubt a jury pool there would be sympathetic. He can be sued in Civil Court for wrongfui death. The burden of proof is lower i...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1646

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

dang..... I hate Brussels sprouts but I am kinda wanting to try them, now. The little market up the street has them on stalks for like $3 a stalk. I doubt we can get pomegranate molasses but some of these other ideas we could make.....

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by seb146
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

You need to sit down and listen to grown ups, Nik. Your political «analysis» have shown themselves to be wrong 99% of more of the time. Or more. Things are connected differently to what you think, it seems to me you have little understanding of the basic workings of society. Wether Harris’ is an im...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Good news, everyone - vigilante murder is legal in Wisconsin now! Should I drive up from Illinois and inflict a little self defense of on own? What compels people like you to make ridiculous projections like this? I sincerely mean this in the nicest way possible, and I'm curious. This verdict. Ritt...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1646

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

One thing you can do is take that survey at the bottom of the receipt. If it is very low, management will have a field day. If it is low enough, they will call and beg and plead for you to continue spending your money there. EDIT: We just got one the other day. It was a 10 and they deserve it. We kn...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Republican leaders in Republican controlled states have gone so far as to make it illegal for any other party to hold office. Now, with all those FACTS on the table, please tell us what Democratic controlled states are making it impossible for anyone else to vote? There you go with your hyperbole a...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Why would he "hurl racist slurs"? The men he shot were white. This had nothing to do with race. It's Wisconsin gun laws because this happened in Wisconsin. Try to follow along. Most murders are committed with handguns. You cannot buy a handgun in a state other than your own. He was threat...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

The problem, however, is Republicans have started passing sweeping and draconian laws to ensure they are in power and no one else. Many of us, myself included, want to see more parties gaining power. We are sick and tired of this two party system. Thanks to Republicans, we are headed to a one-party...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

You may not have copped on to the pattern, but the constant swing back and forth in Congress is because every couple years the center decides the party in power isn’t getting it done and opts for the other. It’s a race to the bottom at this point. My thought is the center (myself included) don't wa...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

But, if a gun is yours (AS AN ADULT which Rittenhouse was not) you can take it across state lines Reporting I've seen says the gun was in Kenosha and not taken across state lines. Not sure why this fact keeps getting missed in reporting. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/10/us/rittenhouse-trial-semia...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Another poster (NikV, IIRC) was going on about Wisconsin gun laws..... Aren't you supposed to quote someone when you make a charge like this? I didn't go on about anything I merely pointed out that you were wrong when you said he was in possession of the gun illegally. He is a resident of Illinois....

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by seb146
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1856

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

I work with a bunch of diehard left wingers who love to bring up politics, bash trump (nevermind he's been out of office for nearly a year), and talk about "white people this, white people that". It gets old. Once they brought up a topic that tipped the point with me and I responded with ...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1646

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

fr8mech wrote:
So, the pizza pi(e) at 3:14.


Good catch. I wonder who else missed this?

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by seb146
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1856

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

Why talk sports? Or finance? My point is that if it's a known flash-point, why do it? I am a hockey purist. Players wear sweaters. Not jerseys, not gear, not kits but sweaters. My boss knows this. When I am having a bad day and he can see it, he talks about the new Seattle Kracken jerseys. I love m...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14049

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

I have a couple of other thoughts: Why did he have to bring a gun? He could have simply hurled racist slurs at the protesters and made racist signs and even maybe threw a few punches. Why did he need to bring a gun across state lines? Why is everyone arguing Wisconsin gun laws? He is a citizen of I...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases
Replies: 42
Views: 5511

Re: Scheduled airline service to exclusively military bases

I think they are all joint use, if a commercial flight has service there. I'm not so sure. Kwajalein for example I would consider strictly a military use airfield, especially since you cannot deplane if it is not your destination and cannot take pics from the plane. I assumed the Golden West servic...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year

Monster or not, that certainly paints a picture. This is what writing is supposed to be. I don't even like reading much, but I would buy that book. You just said more about yourself than any of us wanted to know. I don't read books. I read shorter articles. Essays on quantum theory and Slave Patrol...

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