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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 24
Views: 2689

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

[twoid][/twoid] What is exactly a premium 767 of all things? That's one old plane... UA have done a nice job with the upgrades, the Polaris seat is a great upgrade from the previous seat and is almost on par with Delta one. For me the edge still goes to DL if only for the food, but I would have no i...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 67
Views: 6066

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

Once you start talking about revenue in the hundreds of millions, it may be pocket change, but and it's a big but, that is still a huge number and something any business will want to protect and grow. Certainly for the US 3 it is a small part of their overall revenue, but it's still a hundred millio...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 3352

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

I remember watching a "documentary" about a family taking a trip from Ord-Ory just before Christmas 1990, they flew on an AA DC-10-10......

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 83
Views: 3526

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

And today, Rand Paul (R) KY blocked the fast tracking of the bill due to concerns on the affect it would have on the deficit...

He had no problem voting for tax cuts that have increased the deficit, but lets not fund the healthcare for first responders.....

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?

I would argue that the MV Astoria is also an ocean liner, her Hull is that of the Stockholm.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story

Except as I pointed out, the number of viewers for ep #2 was over 2 million, not exactly a disaster.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gander International
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Gander International

I remember that article from the Tribune, I always thought being the Rcmp officer there would be interesting.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 100
Views: 6827

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

In many places in the US, such a request would be illegal. It's a bad look for KLM and they should quickly change their policy. Yet in the US, I've rarely seen a breast feeding mother not covered up. That would be because the majority of the American male population react like teenagers when a woma...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story

Well after last night's episode I wanted to go take a shower.

Great show, guess I'm one of the 299,000 who watched the 1st episode and one of the 2 million who watched the 2nd...Guess conservatives had better learn that people will find quality TV shows, even if it's anti conservative.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?

Yes, in fact the number of lines offering around the world cruises is growing.

MSC, Princess, Hal, Cunard, Viking, Crystal, Seabourn, Oceania, Costa and Regent all offer full world cruises.

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by jetwet1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Higher Love by Kygo & Whitney Houston
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Higher Love by Kygo & Whitney Houston

I'm a fan of Whitney, but that song just doesn't work for me.

It really seems to me like they are just reaching to far to showcase her vocal talents while neglecting the song itself.

I love Winwood's version btw.

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by jetwet1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1785

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

ANNEX14 wrote:
CV-880/CV-990. Pretty much the nail in the coffin for Convair's commercial aspirations and nearly broke the company.

That would be my first thought as well, I would rank them higher than the 380.

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by jetwet1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story

As pointed out, Ailes saw that a large portion of the US population were open to a new "news" source that could bring them stories that fit with their own mental image of the world and Fox could make bank in doing it.

The show itself is excellent, well worth watching.

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by jetwet1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4549

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Just a couple of things to think about.... It's roughly 90 miles from Vegas to the gates. It's roughly a 5 hour drive from the LA area to the gates. We have just under 8000 rooms in our inventory, for those dates we are at 40% occupancy. I would be willing to bet a large amount of money that at leas...

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by jetwet1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4549

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Well it's up to 700k saying they will go and 600k saying they may go, honestly at this point the military will probably have to have a force in place just in case, really a waste of time and money. The sad thing is, it's just dawned on me, I will be out of the country that week, so I will have to wa...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4549

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Donut Operator covered the possibilities you mention plus one other pretty well in the first two and a half minutes of this video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l2l67_h4Rs I had never heard of him, but I got sucked down into the Youtube black hole and ended up watching way to many "sovereig...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4549

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

My guess is that very few if any of the would-be participants will even make it far enough to be of much interest to the sentries once they realize how hot, dry, vast, and inhospitable the desert really is around there and how grossly unprepared for a desert hike they are if they've never spent tim...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4549

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

It does raise an interesting question though. What if say 20,000 people show up, while the security is very good, they are probably not equipped to deal with that type of number, though, they will have time to call in the cavalry as it's 10 miles from Rachel to the back gate, so figure 2 hours of wa...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 79
Views: 4549

Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

https://www.newsweek.com/storm-area-51- ... un-1448449

So, anyone planning on joining this ?

If so, is there anything you wish to leave to the A'Net universe ?
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Proof yet again that the internet should never have been allowed to be set free for use by the general public.

https://www.newsweek.com/storm-area-51- ... un-1448449

So, anyone planning on joining this ?

If so, is there anything you wish to leave to the A'Net universe ?

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by jetwet1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15165

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

Just when you think you have seen everything....That video is amazing.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..
Replies: 21
Views: 4248

Re: A340 dumps fuel touching down while on runway..

Could it becoming from an overflow tank ?

I doubt it given the volume (looks pressurized to me) but I am no way familiar with the fuel dumping systems.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

I am amazed and also sickened by the simple fact that there are some members on here that are trying their damnedest to turn this into a political event, can't we all agree, no matter our political affiliation, the simple fact is, if you rape kids you deserve to die in a very slow, painful way. Let ...

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by jetwet1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 36
Views: 4685

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

The Top Gear 747 was G-BDXJ purchased by BA.

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by jetwet1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 35
Views: 5699

Re: Passenger shaming

I'm always surprised about people, who really can afford to fly in J or better but they fly Y, because "it is good enough for a few hours". Later they complain about the bad experience. That actually brings up what may be a separate topic. For example, my brother in law who pulls down a 7...

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by jetwet1
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2431

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

"they look good in orange, just like me"

Classic.

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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double
Replies: 12
Views: 1688

Re: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double

It's also interesting when one of these influencers are stupid enough to say "give me something for free or I will post a negative review" on tape.....The one we just dealt with was shocked to find himself in cuffs, in a holding cell waiting on law enforcement.

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No flat bed on Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 3075

Re: No flat bed on Norwegian

Where DY did go wrong is the food, I have had some okay meals and some amazingly dire meals on my flights with them in premium. If they spent a couple of dollars more they could have offered a more premium meal service. However the reason they don't offer better meals is obvious, they don't need it...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-fact-chec ... 05744.html
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May want to read the fact check of his speech as well, it is amazing how so many people can continue to follow Trump with the BS that just comes out of his mouth.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-fact-chec ... 05744.html

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?

At one point many years ago, I had managed to fly the entire VS fleet and the LAS based National, but neither of those are what I would call large.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Also there will be a Trump Baby blimp on site.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commecial aircraft cruise altitude 'no fly' zones
Replies: 16
Views: 3581

Re: Commecial aircraft cruise altitude 'no fly' zones

Is Groom Lake still a no fly zone ? I remember being on a RNO-LAS flight on WN and the pilot pointing out the lights off to the right-hand side not actually being there, this would have been the late '90's

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7778

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Talk about the biggest case of SPS I've ever seen. I'm sure Congress (in particular, the GOP-led Senate) will approve funds to repair the streets in DC if they're damaged by tanks. Or is this one of those "you're on your own" scenarios? Well they still have not repaid DC for the inaugurat...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 139
Views: 8173

Re: Antifa Violence

There are good people on both sides...... There are also Neo Nazi a'holes and the people that want to fight them (also A'holes) so how about instead of calling out one side or the other, we call out all the A'Holes together and stand united against them ???? And again, only 491 days until the next e...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan

Only 17 months until the election, oh joy.

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by jetwet1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2134

Re: Best coupe under 65k

triple3driver wrote:
Well, my dealer got me into a new Hellcat. It was over my quoted 65k figure, but in terms of monthly payments, I managed to get it to where I wanted it to be, so Im pretty happy. Black too.


Nice, I really do love the sound of that engine.

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2134

Re: Best coupe under 65k

But a Maserati is a glorious thing - with a 4.7L V8 roaring away in an old fashioned way. That's very addictive. It's a an opera-performance really, very theatrical, but actually despite all the impressive sound effects it's not the fastest thing around. There is only so much a 4.7L V8 can do in a ...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No flat bed on Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 3075

Re: No flat bed on Norwegian

Was it a mistake for Norwegian not to have a lie flat business class product in their planes ? If they could have done this and undercut the competition Would they be in a stronger position? No it was not a mistake, at the price point they are competing with other airlines W products and in many wa...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2134

Re: Best coupe under 65k

A lightly used and treasured Granturismo Maserati would be extremely rewarding, but if something goes wrong it will be really expensive. Plus it is really old-school technology inside, if that is a concern. As for 3200 GT, never! Beautiful, so beautiful but a temperamental beast. The Alfa Giulia is...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2028

Re: Finally Got My New Car

Break out the empty cargo bays because after a couple threads of "what car should I get?", I finally got one! A blue 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R! Congrats, they are very nice, amazing the amount of tech built into cars now days huh. What cars do y'all have/want/had/about to buy? Feel free to...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2134

Re: Best coupe under 65k

Jaguar F-Type. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: The F-Type is the closest you'll get to an American V8 experience like the Vette, but with a much more refined build quality. And that V8 sound...... As some on here know, I have a car issue, my midlife crisis comes every year or so, right now I ha...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways crew ballot to strike
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: British Airways crew ballot to strike

Hope Titan, Cityjet, HiFly, EuroAtlantic etc etc keep their phone lines free :lol: I'm not sure they have much, if any, spare capacity right now. Well i'm sure Ryanair will be keen to get their metal parked up at T5 like last time. Do we really want to see the BA flyers spoiled with the better seat...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11399

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Philippine Airlines jumped 19 ranks, replacing Air Canada as #30 (AC dropped to #31). I've never flown them, are they good enough to jump 19 ranks? Ive never flown with either but im suspecting PR's heavy advertising of their '4 Star' rating helped massively. Looking at AC and PRs hard product, AC ...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 35
Views: 1827

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

Buttigieg just used something that has always irked me from conservatives: he used a thing called burden of proof. He claims there was a gay president. Conservatives (especially the Christian patriot ones) will be outraged because they can't prove that he's wrong. I'd like to see how Fox News's per...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7283

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

I actually agree with Josh on this one, how can you call TK a 3 star airline and LH a 5 star. Yes, LH international 1st class is good, not earth shattering, but it is a solid offering, the lounge is amazing for sure, but it's inter Europe product is your standard euro rubbish, far from 5 star. I've ...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 35
Views: 1827

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

OMG! I thought you KNEW everything!??!! If a person must conceal a side of themselves considered 'unacceptable'..that's constant stress, Now...put that person into Power, need I say more? Such people are extremely susceptible to extortion for starters. BN747 I may be missing something here, but are...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 35
Views: 1827

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

It matters because a public figure's private life is also subject to scrutiny particular if some societal 'abnorms' exist, suspected or otherwise. You are suggesting that homosexuality makes someone different or abnormal. I don't share that viewpoint, nor do I think that a President's sexual orient...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Top Dems Lead Trump In Head-To-Head Matchups
Replies: 81
Views: 3805

Re: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Terrible News, Donald!

My take on that is: the national economy ought to be in great shape, everyone is working two jobs. At least. I have not seen any (widespread or otherwise) news about people saying Trump is not the president. Tugg Then you are not looking hard enough, there are lots of people claiming there are lots...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 83
Views: 3526

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Seems like as with everything good and decent, it's bound to be blocked or ignored by Mitch: House panel passes 9/11 victims fund bill a day after Jon Stewart's emotional testimony https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/house-panel-passes-911-victims-fund-bill-a-day-after-jon-stewarts-emotional-testimony...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 83
Views: 3526

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Jon Stewart is a liberal shill. I’ll never watch or listen to a single thing that he does. He built his career on bashing Republicans daily. The only take away possible from anything that he does is that whatever it is is designed to “get Trump” and the Republicans. No serious person trying to solv...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

Brought to us by the folks that proclaimed North Korea part of the axis of evil....

Remember folks, dictators who starve their people are good folks.....

FFS seriously, I mean is this a game where Trump is trying to figure out what he has to say so he won't have to go through another 4 years ???

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