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by Mir
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Iran
Replies: 68
Views: 2217

Re: Trump and Iran

It always astonished me to see how liberals are incredibly supportive of the Antisemitic, grossly homophobic and anti-women governments of the Middle East. Pure hypocrisy. The Antisemitic I get because liberals tend not to be supportive of Jews or their causes, but the other two? It astonishes me t...

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by Mir
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36707

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

Where on earth are you getting the idea that we are saying they did a hold on the way to HYD? All others are sayin is that they were TOLD to and REFUSED to do it, very different than actually doing it so of course you don’t see a hold on your flightaware replay because it never happened. I think yo...

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by Mir
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9549

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

No, he would have been spineless if he had stayed and accepted it. Again, what do you think the headlines would have been if he had stayed? "Mike Pence Goes to Football Game, Spends A Lot Of Taxpayer Money Doing It". The anthem stuff would not have come up, because not walking out of a fo...

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by Mir
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9549

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

So you are ok with any form of protest except when a Republican is doing the protesting. Nice. He can protest all he wants on his own time, and on his own dime. If he spends taxpayer money on flying from Las Vegas to LA via Indianapolis so that he can make a statement at a football game, that's a p...

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by Mir
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36707

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

dtw2hyd wrote:
Compare AC46 with everyone else. With so many diversions on hand, should ATC help the planes ready to divert or the one circling without any clue?


They should help all of them. Why is this even a question?

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by Mir
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36707

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

zeke wrote:
Mir wrote:
If the Avherald story is accurate, they did not accept them at their planned alternate until they declared an emergency. So not a mistake at all.


HYD was not the planned alternate


And the reason they ended up at HYD is that their planned alternate did not accept them.

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by Mir
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36707

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

But I guess the first mistake was not continuing to their filed alternate and declaring an emergency, they are required to accept them at the filed alternate. If the Avherald story is accurate, they did not accept them at their planned alternate until they declared an emergency. So not a mistake at...

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by Mir
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 13119

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

You can talk about it all you want. Fact is taking guns away from law abiding citizens won't help (Chicago) We are country with an Amendment that lets us have guns. This will never change. Banning automatic weapons won't stop mass shootings because then you will want to ban semi autos etc. The USA ...

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by Mir
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 13119

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

This is of course tragic, but let it be a sober reminder that freedom isn't free.

We should all take a moment to honor those who bravely sacrificed their lives so that we could have an expansive interpretation of the Second Amendment.



Signed,

The NRA

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by Mir
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 718
Views: 26559

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

If the GOP were smart, they'd run far away from Moore and help get his opponent elected, just like they did when David Duke was running for a Senate seat, even at temporary cost to them. If they start helping him, they're going to be associated with his brand of madness and bigotry for a long time.

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by Mir
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3897

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

But a continuing flight number would also eliminate one, so that achieves the same thing as an out and back. But introduces a lot more of a possibility for operational complications. Theres no complication. All aviation planning and reservation systems can handle this with no problem. You can also ...

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by Mir
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3897

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

To not use up two flight numbers when they don't have to. With how many codeshare flights airlines have to find numbers for these days, and how many flights they have themselves, economizing on them makes sense. But a continuing flight number would also eliminate one, so that achieves the same thin...

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by Mir
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3897

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

This is a slight annoyance for me, as I can't easily check the status of the inbound flight. Use the mobile app. Works fine. Or just look up the IAD-SYR leg and track that. More importantly, I just don't see the point from the airline's perspective either. To not use up two flight numbers when they...

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by Mir
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9549

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

I would add to it that he is basically fanning his own flames to distract from his own/own partys' colossal failures (PR situation, healthcare, lack of tax reform, lack of wall etc...) as well as accusing others of failures by his own ridiculous made up standard. And he's done it by coopting the fl...

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by Mir
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion
Replies: 57
Views: 3766

Re: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion

Quite honestly, if you spend too much time describing this scene with proper terminology and all that it's going to really drag. Your scenario is already incredibly implausible (it's your story, so you can do that if you want, but it does have consequences for how you craft it), and having 100% accu...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9549

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

B777LRF wrote:
LittleFokker wrote:
And if they kneel for the US anthem, would they do the same for "God Save the Queen?"


Playing the national anthem is, generally speaking, not done at sporting events in Europe.


It is done at the NFL games in London. Both the US and UK anthems are played.

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by Mir
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9549

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

However, I do have a problem with mutli million dollar celebrities and athletes who seem to think they are among the disenfranchised. I know what you mean. Hell, one of them is even the president and he still can't stop playing the victim. I've tried to listen to what Colin Kapernick (sp?) has to s...

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by Mir
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 162
Views: 27944

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

Surely you can't expect crew to do the pre-flight stuff (which is neccesitated as part of the job) for free? That is the industry standard. You are paid only for the time the boarding door is closed. However, the preflight and postflight stuff is still required, so his claim that pilots only work 1...

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by Mir
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 11229

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Looks like the scramble in back on, this time with the Cassidy-Graham bill. McCain is leaning in favour of voting yes, but would depend on the Governor of Arizona's opinion of it, and Murkowski is as yet undecided. They're going to vote on it without a CBO score on what it would do to coverage, bec...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thousands wait in line for Hillary
Replies: 56
Views: 2778

Re: Thousands wait in line for Hillary

I'm just infinitely glad that she isn't our President. She was, is, and always will be infinitely better qualified than the awful piece of toupeed garbage we're now saddled with. Do you for a fact know that? I don't like the Donald but unfortunately this election was terrible all around. Yeah, it's...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4421

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

I believe Jet Blue is doing some sort of in house abinitio pilot training at this time. May have just graduated their 1st class?? They will still have to fulfill their ATP requirements, so they'll have to instruct for a bit. If the results are good, they might be able to get relief on that, but I w...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4421

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

History has shown that cadet programs are safe. My opinion is that even in todays automated aircraft people should still possess some manual flying skills. But these can only partially be obtained by previous experience in light aircraft (or even military jets). The Captain of QZ8501 was an ex Air ...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 4742

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

aviatorcraig wrote:
Am I the only one who read the title of this thread and thought "What the hell are EasyJet doing in the States"? :)


Yeah, just you. :D

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thousands wait in line for Hillary
Replies: 56
Views: 2778

Re: Thousands wait in line for Hillary

Neither one of them earned my vote I don't get this attitude. Voting isn't like walking into a store to buy a shirt and seeing if there's something you like. If you don't like any of the shirts, you don't have to buy one, and you get to walk out of the store in the same condition in which you walke...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4421

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Fact backed up by studies done in the UK CAA, France DGAC etc. There is no significant difference in aircraft mishap rates when crewed by low or high hour pilots. This is indisputable and is further borne out by the ab initio cadet path being used successfully for over 30 years by the likes of BA, ...

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by Mir
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4421

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

The industry argument against this rule is that this rule creates a shortage of pilots and makes it difficult to hire them. What do a.nutters think? Funny how treating pilots like absolute crap has made it unattractive for people to invest the years and money involved in becoming a pilot. The regio...

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by Mir
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legal means of changing birth date from 1989 to 1987
Replies: 56
Views: 2287

Re: Legal means of changing birth date from 1989 to 1987

Changing your date of birth isn't going to change your life. Seek help. What he said. Seriously, it's going to be very difficult if it's even possible at all, and whatever benefits you think you'll get out of it aren't going to be worth the headaches and frustration. If there's something bothering ...

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by Mir
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 4742

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAI2 ... /KMKC/KMSY

Kaiser Air 737.
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71Zulu wrote:
Guess whatever they are using is blocked, they're in MSY tonight and couldn't find anything on Flightaware.


Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAI2 ... /KMKC/KMSY

Kaiser Air 737.

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by Mir
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20497

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/delta-flight-races-hurricane-irma-to-puerto-rico-and-wins/ when you make the New York Post, a tabloid rag, for being voluntarily "gutzy" and it involves your pilot certificate and an airliner with people on it...you're doing something risky and questionable. W...

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by Mir
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump bucks GOP, sides with Dems.
Replies: 34
Views: 1408

Re: Trump bucks GOP, sides with Dems.

I really can't grasp this concept of mishmashing laws that have nothing to do with each other in this fashion. Don't US citizens get tired of this nonsense akin to blackmail ? It's legislative dealmaking. You support this thing that I want, and I'll support this thing that you want. It's how things...

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by Mir
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20497

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

Delta had better take care of those ground staff for making them stay as long as they did. They're the real stars here. For the pilots it's just another gusty day of flying.

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by Mir
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13575

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Most airliners already virtually fly themselves. It's not much of a stretch to have pilotless airliners. It'll start with cargo but airlines won't be far behind. Considering pilots are the primary cause of 80% of airline accidents...we could save a lot of lives keeping them out of the cockpit. Oh, ...

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by Mir
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16197

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

So a guy flies for a commuter carrier only to build time so he cn get to the 'Big Leagues." Then as a new hire he goes right seat, then 6 months later left seat? Realistically, how competent is he to be in charge of a plane 6 months off the street? No thanks, safety factor just decreased. I wi...

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by Mir
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12358

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

wn676 wrote:
Well, luckily they'll still offer the option of not worrying about all the incidentals.


By paying more, of course.

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by Mir
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 2362

Re: Wikipedia Article Airport Terminals

I don't get it. If you want to know which terminal to go to when flying which airline - go to the airport website. Wikipedia shouldn't be loaded with too detailed information. If it is to function as an encyclopedia, then the information provided should be as generic as possible so that the reader ...

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by Mir
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 8125

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

Did you pay attention to the events? Look at it again. They had the mx in the cockpit and restarted then it looked like the junior first officer after the phone call to ops looked back at the cb panel and a cb had been popped out. If I am wrong here I am happy to admit it. Yeah, you're wrong. Maint...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?
Replies: 86
Views: 4510

Re: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?

Pyrex wrote:
Ywah, swamp-critters got each other's backs, always have, always will.


Yup, Trump sure had the back of one of his prominent supporters. Swampy indeed. Wasn't he supposed to do something about that? I guess that's just one more broken promise. But you didn't really believe he'd keep it, did you?

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by Mir
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 8125

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

Are you saying the film was edited to make the crew look bad? And the resulting fix, popping the CB back in, was actually the first thing they did, but the film was edited to make them seem incompetent? If that is your argument then you are entitled to an opinion. I do not know why they would edit ...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )
Replies: 35
Views: 8125

Re: easyJet- Inside The Cockpit S1 e1 and e2 ( video )

It's a real train wreck, honestly. Not that that's any of the pilots' fault (though some of them say some things that I'm pretty sure they'll regret later on), but the extent to which the whole thing is dramatized is ridiculous (I was expecting some playing up of stuff, but...wow). And would it kill...

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by Mir
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?
Replies: 86
Views: 4510

Re: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?

Funny how we did not hear people outraged when Obama pardoned Puerto Rican terrorists (who never expressed guilt...) or traitors, but are outraged that an 85-year old guy won't be sent to prison for 6 months because of a witch-hunt of a politicized DOJ that refused him a jury trial in contravention...

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by Mir
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?
Replies: 86
Views: 4510

Re: Will Sheriff Apario receive Trump's 1st Pardon?

The message sent out to all the law enforcement officials in the United States: the law does not apply to you, so long as you support Trump long and loud enough. Should make David "37 Pieces of Flair" Clarke happy.

America 2017. It's a shameful place.

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by Mir
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Speech
Replies: 116
Views: 3274

Re: Trump's Speech

Freakysh wrote:
So in the meantime, I'll enjoy the best part of this presidency, and that is, watching the left go into meltdown due to their lack of resilience and ability to cope with differing views to their own.


If that's the best part of this presidency, then this presidency is an abject failure.

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by Mir
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

Re: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17

How come the JFK-YQB route could be better served from DTW? Because DTW is a major Delta hub with a ton more connections than JFK could offer. That assumes prospective YQB travelers want to go to destinations not served by DL from JFK, nor to NYC itself. What would those destinations be, in what pd...

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by Mir
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 17374

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Yeah, I admit I have no clue about the hardships African Americans perhaps face when it comes to voting. In any case it shouldn't be so goddamn hard to fix the election system. Just open enough places everywhere where people can vote as long as they have a valid ID with them, that's what we do in m...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 17374

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

2. Right wing social media is wondering how this could happen. Really? Are they seriously asking this? After more than a decade of whites being told that whites are oppressed and whites have no voice and whites are always the victims, the right is wondering why the whites are violent? Look, I think...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 17374

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Our families and friends abroad who might want to visit us are banned from entering the country on grounds of 'security'. This is an issue for pretty much anyone who lives in a non visa waiver country, of which most of Eastern Europe aren't, so there are a whole bunch of white folks who have a diff...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 17374

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

It's no more difficult for blacks to vote than for any other group in the US. Admittedly your entire voting system does suck big time though. This is a lie. There are numerous documented instances of legal obstacles put in the way of people in primarily black areas while not being put in the way of...

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by Mir
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 17374

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

NoTime wrote:
Mir wrote:
I have nothing but contempt for Nazis, so...I don't really give a crap about their problems once they decide to head down that road.


Interesting. How do you feel about communists?


Fundamentally disagree with their economic philosophy. But they are not as bad as Nazis and/or the KKK.

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by Mir
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 17374

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

When I was young I used to be a liberal leftist, but by now SJW's have effectively made me a right wing conservative simply by blaming me for all the problems in the world, just because I happen to be a white male. Yes, it does suck to be white. Our grandparents were enslaved and kept out of societ...

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by Mir
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 17374

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Why are these Euro-Americans chanting this? They are, after all, an immigrant group themselves. What do you expect? After years of hearing people vociferously blame white people for all their woes (including those who have never said or done anything racist in their lives - being guilty of "wh...

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