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by Mir
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supremely Screwed
Replies: 279
Views: 7682

Re: Supremely Screwed

Except that the person he nominates wont ge presiding over the impeachment, that is strictly the Chief Justice. Of course, you still have to get 67 senators to agree that a high crime or misdemeanor was committed in order for the impeachment to go forth. Unfortunately for the left, hurting their fe...

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by Mir
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal
Replies: 77
Views: 2498

Re: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal

Huh? Have you ever been to a union meeting? Plenty of times. I'm always asked if I want to make a contribution to the union's political arm, and sometimes I do. But that's completely voluntary on my part, and is a donation above and beyond my dues. My dues don't go to the political arm. That's been...

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by Mir
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supremely Screwed
Replies: 279
Views: 7682

Re: Supremely Screwed

What kind of justice would be your personal preference? Someone who is going to actually interpret what the Constitution says, not what they WANT it to say. How's that? If I were President, I'd tell the people that other than what I just mentioned above, I do have a litmus test: o Roe v. Wade gets ...

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by Mir
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal
Replies: 77
Views: 2498

Re: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal

Then don't grant the benefits to non-members. I don't have a problem with that. But that's not legal. The benefits have to be granted to non-members as well. Why not allow multiple unions as Aesma noted? That would solve the problem completely. There's nothing to stop the employees from setting tha...

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by Mir
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal
Replies: 77
Views: 2498

Re: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal

Ummm... A.) People do that already, we all have purchased items and returned them when they don't satisfy us/our need. As to your "keeping without paying" concept, no you don't get to do that. A union is obligated to bargain on behalf of all the employees at a company, not just its member...

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by Mir
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal
Replies: 77
Views: 2498

Re: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal

What should be passed is legislation that holds unions accountable to their membership, and to make it easier for the membership to ensure they are getting fair representation. Compelled membership doesnt do this. You started this paragraph by saying your workplace voted to replace your union, and ...

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by Mir
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal
Replies: 77
Views: 2498

Re: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal

If a union does a good job for you you will contribute, if it doesn't then they haven't earned their fee. This is like saying you could go into a store, pick something off the shelf and then take it home to try it out and see whether or not you want to pay for it (and, if you don't want to pay for ...

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by Mir
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supremely Screwed
Replies: 279
Views: 7682

Re: Supremely Screwed

Please, people: Let's not forget a couple of important points that distinguish this from Merrick Garland's situation. 1) It’s not a Presidential election. 2) Obama’s second SCOTUS pick was confirmed in August of a midterm election year (2010). 1) Irrelevant. The Constitution says that two branches ...

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by Mir
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy
Replies: 123
Views: 3539

Re: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy

Interesting... I wonder; Can a christian support a policy like legal abortion? Sure. Legal abortion does not mean mandatory abortion. If you think they're immoral, don't get one. And feel free to encourage others not to get them as well. But don't force others to live by your moral code. OK, so wou...

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by Mir
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy
Replies: 123
Views: 3539

Re: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy

I wonder; Can you as a christian support a policy like the US Family separation? Interesting... I wonder; Can a christian support a policy like legal abortion? Sure. Legal abortion does not mean mandatory abortion. If you think they're immoral, don't get one. And feel free to encourage others not t...

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by Mir
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US
Replies: 81
Views: 2738

Re: Harley Davidson to move part of production out of the US

It is interesting that the Democrats are now rallying against tariffs. To be fair, Bill Clinton tore down tons of tariffs, but Bernie Sanders must be scratching his head right now. It's almost as if someone who failed to win the Democrat nomination doesn't reflect the broader views of the party. Cr...

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by Mir
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Melania’s “I don’t really care” jacket
Replies: 29
Views: 1420

Re: Melania’s “I don’t really care” jacket

I’m surprised this isn’t causing more outrage. This whole administration is a living, breathing DDoS attack. There's just too much crap to cover it all. Hell, the Commerce secretary might well be engaged in insider trading - that would be a non-stop scandal in any other administration, but you bare...

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by Mir
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9537

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

United has said the same.

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by Mir
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 11945

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Mexico built a wall, and Germany paid for it.

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by Mir
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12959

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Look at ISIS. Obama had no idea what to do but Trump did. Trump's plan: continue what Obama was doing, because it was working. Trump is trying and maybe it won’t work but if so we won’t be any worse off than we are now. You don't think sending the message of "if you want the US to give you stu...

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by Mir
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12959

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

That is very damaging if he indeed said that. I'm not going to watch videos of it, but it's a huge backflip. Watch how Sean Hannity eviscerates Sean Hannity on this video . And that's not all! Here's Trump eviscerating Trump: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfl-EQlUwAAfA9k.jpg:large We seem to be showi...

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by Mir
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12959

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Too be sure, all negotiations are fraught with risk, and yes, this may not be successful if Un decides to restart his program. But any negotiation has to start somewhere. I think that it is worth the risk to take it at face value... for now.... don't you? Or does your hate for Trump require you to ...

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by Mir
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12959

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

2) Trump has conceded on one of Kim's most freverent demands and got nothing in return. This is not correct - North Korea released their prisoners and destroyed their nuke testing complex. This is not correct. Analysis of the destruction of the testing complex revealed that it was superficial damag...

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by Mir
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12959

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

slider wrote:
As personally loathsome as he may be, the dude is doing what he said he'd do. He's gained more on the issue of North Korea than any POTUS since the Korean War.


This is a lie.

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by Mir
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12959

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Planeflyer wrote:
I’ll say one thing for all the Trump critics; you know how to move the goal posts and to borrow a phrase, don’t have the education to admit you were wrong.


It's quite telling that Trump supporters are only managing to get by through projection.

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by Mir
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12959

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

I will call this summit and the Trump diplomacy a great triumph as soon as international observers certify the DPRK has dismantled and shipped out or destroyed 98% of its nuclear infrastructure, and we haven't given up an ounce of support for our regional allies. Too late. We already threw South Ko...

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by Mir
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 5631

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Zero has changed with the way the US government functions. Stop being dramatic. Pay more attention. American "credibility" will rebound instantly when the next Democrat is elected. We saw it with Obama. The world embraced and loved him and awarded him prizes before even taking office. Its...

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by Mir
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 5631

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Oh man :lol: :lol: Trump is the greatest thing on earth if it means enjoying rants like this. Long live King Trump! :rotfl: Cheering the destruction of the American system of government, American leadership and credibility on the world stage, and the American economy to own the libs. Whatever matte...

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by Mir
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: True Republican Values
Replies: 114
Views: 3825

Re: True Republican Values

We support Trump because for the moment there are no alternatives. He might be bat shit crazy with his twitter account, but he’s getting things done and the economy is fine. The economy is only fine because Obama did a good job with it and Trump hasn't done much with it yet. The tax law wasn't pass...

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by Mir
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 12057

Re: New NYC airport

Let's say you build an entirely new, big airport in Ramapo or Sloatsburg. That's the edge of the city limits, a similar location to London Heathrow. There's a highway and railway nearby, so it can easily be connected. There's plenty of room, not just for the airport but for everything around it as ...

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by Mir
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: True Republican Values
Replies: 114
Views: 3825

Re: True Republican Values

With those points in mind, exactly what are the values of the 87% of republicans that are causing them to support Trump? Pwning the libs. It's all about pwning the libs. Screw the economy, screw healthcare, screw our whole system of government and the rule of law. Just pwn the libs and you'll find ...

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by Mir
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disdain from Philadelphia Eagles leads Trump to cancel WH visit
Replies: 41
Views: 1828

Re: Disdain from Philadelphia Eagles leads Trump to cancel WH visit

How Republicans have come to love this demagogue is absolutely terrifying.. Not really. Most of his supporters are as disgusting and repulsive as he is. Actually....Trump has the 2nd highest in-party approval of all presidents since WWII. Only Bush 43 after 9 / 11 was higher. As scamp was saying, t...

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by Mir
Wed May 30, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne canceled!!!
Replies: 324
Views: 9826

Re: Roseanne canceled!!!

Would you prefer there are no consequences for racism? Nowhere did I state that. Ever. I believe, however, that the consequences should be to the individual, not the people they work with. That's fair. But it's her show. The show is literally called "Roseanne". How do you punish her witho...

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by Mir
Mon May 28, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!
Replies: 130
Views: 3818

Re: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!

I don't have any numbers to back up my claim, but I am willing to chop off both my hands if even 1% of abortions are following conception despite the use of both a condom and the pill, which is really not asking too much. Well, funny thing about that: "More than half of women who got an aborti...

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by Mir
Sat May 26, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5112

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Nonsense, this negotiation is high risk with a higher probability of failure then success. Neither Bush or Obama would have risked it. It's true that failure was a very likely option, which is why Trump was foolish and reckless to try, certainly if using the "let's make a huge concession right...

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by Mir
Fri May 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5112

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Be honest, even w today’s setback, are we any worse off than where we were under Obama or Bush? North Korea has more legitimacy now than they did before. There is now a precedent when it comes to future negotiations that the US will have to deal with. And for that we have gotten...a few hostages, s...

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by Mir
Fri May 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 6844

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

Well it appears the system in the Uber car did in fact "see" Ms. Herzberg before it struck her: The cause of the fatal crash of an Uber self-driving car appears to have been at the software level, specifically a function that determines which objects to ignore and which to attend to, The ...

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by Mir
Fri May 25, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12959

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

It was mot exactly the US blindsiding South Korea. South Korea have been far more active in facilitating the talk than the US South Korea's president had to call an emergency cabinet meeting in the middle of the night, and their government's initial comment to the news Trump was cancelling the summ...

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by Mir
Thu May 24, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 12959

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

People are celebrating and gloating about talks that had the potential to deescalate the Korean Peninsula just so they can gloat about Trump. Amazing. Threats of nuclear war and continued tyranny in NK is worth it if we can get a dig in on the Republicans. The same would have been done under Obama,...

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by Mir
Thu May 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 2369

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

I don't need an outlet to express my patriotism before watching a sporting event. I don't want ANY politics, or social themes, at a sporting event. Just the sports please, and no Breast Cancer, Salvation Army, or any other "causes" on the field. If you want to get rid of the anthem before...

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by Mir
Thu May 24, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5112

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Well, it's the least bad option at this point, I suppose, though it would have been nice if Trump hadn't shot the US in the foot with regards to diplomacy first.

I'm sure the Cult of Orange will be along shortly to explain how this was a diplomatic masterstroke and how he still deserves that Nobel.

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by Mir
Sun May 20, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 34,000 headed east?
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: 34,000 headed east?

26point2 wrote:
If you can only manage a 1000 foot climb then perhaps you should say “No”. No? Make the other guy move.


Or you might get descended or turned instead. Going up 1000 feet, if it's possible, is better for everybody.

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by Mir
Fri May 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 7474

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Let us all take a moment to thank the teacher and students who so bravely and selflessly sacrificed their own lives so that others may kneel at the altar of the firearm. Freedom isn't free. :pray:

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by Mir
Fri May 18, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”
Replies: 81
Views: 3424

Re: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”

Why is CNN even reporting this? I mean I am sorry for those Spanish speakers but this is hardly something a global network such as CNN should be dealing with. Or am I missing something? These sorts of people (or should I say animals? :biggrin: ) are feeling emboldened in the US these days, and thes...

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by Mir
Wed May 16, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5112

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Looks like there is not enough love being tossed in North Korea's direction . North Korea is threatening to withdraw from talks based on ongoing military operations between the US and sourth https://abcnews.go.com/International/north-korea-threatens-withdraw-summit-trump-report/story?id=55184033 We...

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by Mir
Mon May 14, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5112

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Did you respect Reagan in the 1980's as much as you do now? I still think he's undeserving of the adoration conservatives seem to be unable to keep themselves from heaping upon him. He did some good things, but he also laid the groundwork for the biggest sins we see from today's GOP, who took that ...

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by Mir
Mon May 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5112

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Trump is not as eloquent as Reagan but like him he knows how to deal with the bad guys. "Give them what they want and take back some small tokens of appreciation" is one way of dealing with them, yes. Perhaps not the best one? Any comparison between Trump and Regan is ridiculous. Reagan k...

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by Mir
Mon May 14, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25303

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

I think that ATC's responsibilites will also be scrutinised. Did TK communicate that they were holding short of the gate? If so, ATC should have detected the imminent collision and told Asiana to stop. If not, TK was holding an unplanned, unreported stop and may have to carry a big part of the liab...

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by Mir
Mon May 14, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5112

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

I don't know where some of you get your news From the mouth of Mike Pompeo. On Fox. Look, we’ll have to see how the negotiations proceed, but make no mistake about it: America’s interest here is preventing the risk that North Korea will launch a nuclear weapon into LA or Denver or into the very pla...

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by Mir
Mon May 14, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25303

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

I actually think the A321 is at fault here seeing that they weren't suposed to be stopping where they stopped. The A330 was taxiing by as it should with or without looking for wing clearance. The A321 definitely shouldn't have stopped where it seems to have done. Like someone already told, a bit di...

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by Mir
Mon May 14, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 5101

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

For those that call Norwegian a flag of convenience, you really fail to understand that Norway, Ireland, UK are not in any shape equivalent to nation like Liberia a true flag of convenience in the shipping business. Norway, Ireland and UK have some of the strictest labor laws, and certainly are hig...

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by Mir
Mon May 14, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5112

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

The US now seems to have set a goal of ensuring that North Korea cannot strike the US with nuclear weapons, and are leaving it at that. That is not even remotely the same thing as denuclearization, and will throw South Korea and Japan completely under the bus. How this can be seen as a win for Trump...

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by Mir
Sat May 12, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5112

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

This is a true testament to Trumps power and influence as a world leader. Obama could not get them freed during his time in office. Two of them were captured on Trump's watch, you know. Not to worry, though - Obama did get 11 US citizens freed from North Korea during his presidency. Here Trump got ...

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by Mir
Fri May 11, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 7933

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Airstud wrote:
B0pp0 wrote:
we would be on good terms with Iran and Cuba


The measure of a fine nation indeed... :sarcastic:


But good terms with North Korea, an even more brutal dictatorship than either Iran or Cuba and one that does actually have nuclear weapons, is a great foreign policy win, right?

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by Mir
Fri May 11, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5112

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

I get that. On the other hand, pay attention, the admiration is apparently mutual. They could become best buds, who knows. That is probably better than a hostile NK. Think about what you're saying. You're suggesting that Donald Trump admires the most brutal dictator in the world right now (or if no...

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