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by stratosphere
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 190
Views: 11703

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Rumor has it the Union and the Company are going back to the bargaining table next week. A lot of people think a TA could come out of this because of the hammer the judge has laid down on the union. The question is, would the membership ratify an agreement? They may not be in the mood to if the con...

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 132
Views: 23836

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

I'm reminded of the former NWA crew who actually flew drunk, were caught, somehow got through re-hab ... possibly through the help of NW's managment.. , and at least one returned to flying. In fact, retired flying the 747 as I recall. Yes that was the Captain Norman Lyle Prouse. I worked for NW at ...

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Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Ice Cream product tampering

Ok so I am sure you have seen the latest fad going around as if Tide Pods weren't bad enough now they are fucking with our food. The latest rash of taking Ice Cream off the shelves and licking it and putting it back and of course video recording it and I just saw a video of some punk opening an Ariz...

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Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:42 am
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

People will know what that means, and most will remember the Access Hollywood B us Ride where Trump gleefully boasts about going up to women and grabbing them by their genitals. We all probably remember the $120,000 going to Stormy Damiels for her to keep silent about his screwing her while his wif...

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Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me

It's crazy that this isn't even news anymore since the left has known about it for decades and the family values right doesn't think sexual assault is a deal breaker anymore. This is Trump's 22nd accuser of sexual assault, at least. "Trump ‘unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my ...

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Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists
Replies: 114
Views: 5000

Re: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists

. I haven't watched the documentary which is no doubt a hit job attempt at Trump 2020. Translation: "I'm the victim" EasternSon wrote: A serial rapist confessed to this crime, his DNA alone was found, and these 5 young men were exonerated and won lawsuits against the City of New York. And...

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Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS
Replies: 20
Views: 1064

Re: Flowers Death Sentence Overturned By SCOTUS

How can someone be sentenced to death with only circumstancial evidence? I thought the case had to be absolutely watertight before the death penalty became an option. Crazy. Yeah this is one of the problems I have with the death penalty. Scott Peterson case in California was also circumstantial. Ev...

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Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 2779

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

I don't always agree with Jon Stewart or agree with his politics but listened to him address the house judiciary committee during an appeal to pass reauthorizing the bill to provide benefits and health care to sick firefighters and other first responders after the 9/11 attacks he was spot on. I hav...

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Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 2779

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Good article on what happened to the fund. https://news.yahoo.com/u-reduce-payouts-sept-11-victims-fund-193751934.html 7 billion sounds like a lot, but when treatments run into the hundreds of thousands it is not enough to cover the claims of these responders. Let that sink in for a bit. We owe it ...

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Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 2779

Jon Stewart slams congress

I don't always agree with Jon Stewart or agree with his politics but listened to him address the house judiciary committee during an appeal to pass reauthorizing the bill to provide benefits and health care to sick firefighters and other first responders after the 9/11 attacks he was spot on. I have...

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?
Replies: 23
Views: 4520

Re: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?

UPS and FedEx both have modern LCD display flight decks. I believe the older UPS 767s and 757s were also upgraded with the modern LCD flight deck so they will match the newly delivered 767s. FedEx also upgraded the 757s when they converted them to freighters, but not using the 3 large displays. Yes...

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3193

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Pelosi is a sick woman, literally. She can barely form coherent sentences anymore, she stumbles over basic words, misspeaks, she's a lunatic. All elected officials should undergo drug tests. And senility exams. This is comedy gold and I love it. The left continues to polarize the debate, and it's t...

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3730

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

I control my body, so should women be able to control theirs. Tax cuts for the wealthy but nothing for women and their well being, absurd. Women will have to step up more than they do now. Our bodies as men are totally different from a pregnant female.. Yes the female is the vehicle to which a huma...

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Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4770

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

I liked SFO better but I havent been to either since the 80's and early 90's so things might have changed. San Fran has a lot of character that LA doesn't really have in my opinion., But I could never live in CA too expensive and too liberal for my tastes.

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Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Powerful Letter from Young person with terminal cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Powerful Letter from Young person with terminal cancer

I found this incredibly powerful and sad letter written by a young woman who recently died from cancer at 27(!) I read it and it talks about how we should live our life https://thoughtcatalog.com/callie-byrnes/2018/01/this-womans-last-facebook-post-before-dying-of-cancer-is-heartbreakingly-beautifu...

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Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3730

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

Some people can not afford these things on their own and their states refuse to help. This mainly is a problem among minorities in heavily Republican states like Alabama and Missouri. You know I am not a religious dude I am an atheist actually but I am not a fan of abortion I know it happens and I ...

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Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7726

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Wasn't the DC-10-40 developed for Northwest which specified P&W engines vs. the standard GE? Although at least one other airline ordered it after that. Yes and it was actually a DC-10-20 it was a request by Don Nyrop the president of NWA to have them change it to the DC-10-40. Nyrop wanted to a...

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Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 4928

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

You’d really cancel for a deferred autopilot? How hard is it to hand fly? Like I said, I’ve done two Atlantic crossings in C-5 and six on non-autopilot-equipped fighters. Do a 7.8 with 7 refuelings or a 10.2 with three ARs. Actually, RVSM made it easier to hand fly—you had to stay below F285 and mu...

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Sat May 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20582

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Once again it just shows that most people are of middle of the road. This whole thing got started with the radical left wingers wanting abortions being available right up until birth and then maybe even after that. Then the rabid right wing pro lifers started the first of many restrictions on aborti...

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Sat May 25, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20582

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

https://scontent.fath2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/61122510_10213993924031023_8978235481355452416_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ht=scontent.fath2-1.fna&oh=6cb5fe6c8c1d8e484cc7dc4fdde030e9&oe=5D5E4EAE I am not thinking this whale with the sign threatening to with...

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Wed May 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18895

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I wonder if the pilots had known they had physically lost the engine from the wing, would the have just kept it on the ground? I know they were at takeoff speed but they didn’t have a chance in hell with the engine falling off. It wasn't the engine falling off that doomed them it was the fact that ...

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Sat May 18, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carnival Fantasy-class ships
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: Carnival Fantasy-class ships

I went on the Carnival Fantasy in June 1990 we went on 4 day cruise from MIA to Freeport and Nassau then back to MIA .

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Fri May 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12792

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

Nobody alive today was a slave in this country, and nobody alive in this country today ever owned a slave. 100% irrelevant, and in fact that argument is so laughably idiotic that it's difficult to believe that anyone would seriously make it. If my great-great-great grandfather stole a ring from you...

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Wed May 15, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4508

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

I know this won't be popular with politicians and has almost zero chance of happening, but cut the military budget and re-allocate those funds to infrastructure. It's well known that the US defense budget is higher than the next several highest spending countries combined. Yet somehow it's a sacred...

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Wed May 15, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1470

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

Not only is it against the law So what if it's against the law? There's nothing wrong with it. Helping slaves to escape was against the law too. Sometimes, those breaking the law are in the right and those making and enforcing it are in the wrong. This is one of those situations. but it's also incr...

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by stratosphere
Wed May 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1875

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Wasn't there a BA 747 pilot who murdered his wife with a hammer and then planned to crash the plane he flew next day? Don't know but I do remember the Eastern Airlines pilot that put his wife thru a wood chipper... https://www.newstimes.com/local/article/23-years-ago-Richard-Crafts-was-more-willing...

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Sat May 11, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bob Seger Concert ATL-TPA-ATL
Replies: 3
Views: 2432

Re: Bob Seger Concert ATL-TPA-ATL

Glad to see Bob Segar is still rockin....I saw him in Madison Square Garden in Sept 1980.. Nice trip report..

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Sat May 11, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

Re: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?

FX does not have regular service into LGA they fly JFK, EWR and SWF .

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Sat May 11, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6817

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

this is nothing new, we had it at United as well. The father as Captain, the Son as First officer and the Daughter as 2nd officer on Dad's last flight as a DC-10 Captain. We also had Mom and son flying a 767 was well, Equal opportunity!! When I hired on in the early NWA days we had an anti nepotism...

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Sat May 11, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6817

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

I don't know if this has been posted anywhere on here but I found it interesting to see this video of a female Delta captain and her daughter flying a 757 together and the youngest sister is also a DL pilot. I have seen this before at other airlines occasionally it's more usually father and son and...

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Fri May 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6817

At DL flying is a family affair

I don't know if this has been posted anywhere on here but I found it interesting to see this video of a female Delta captain and her daughter flying a 757 together and the youngest sister is also a DL pilot. I have seen this before at other airlines occasionally it's more usually father and son and ...

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Mon May 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2993

Re: Sparing the rod?

Also, from my experience being someone in their 30s it's readily apparent how the kids I went to school with turned out. The kids whose parents never laid a hand on them have successful careers and stable relationships. The kids who were beaten the worst ended up dead, in prison, or with drug addic...

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Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32515

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/04/19/trump-approval-drops-3-points-to-2019-low-after-release-of-mueller-report/23714663/ Wait! It should be worse after the conclusions of the report are digested about this Idiot and his minions, who are just as bad for defending this guy. They'll defend him ...

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Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12792

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

Because the government gave preference to highly skilled immigrants, and launched a propaganda campaign to suck up to Asian populations to counteract Soviet Propaganda about how racist America had historically been towards Asians? Still, that doesn't change the fact Asian immigrants managed to be f...

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Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12792

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

What you are saying, in short, is black is white, up is down, left is right, day is night. Children in rural areas have fewer advantages than those in urban areas. However, those children in urban areas can still be at a disadvantage because their parents can not afford private schools. Tuition ass...

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Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12792

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

Let's talk about this. For many decades, wealthy white men were in charge. Very few black men could get ahead. After the Civil War, blacks were still given less and less and told they had to work for it. That they were being given every opportunity, even though they were starting beyond the back of...

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Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38244

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

If Hilary did all these things, then when are they going to ‘lock her up’. Nothing could have been done to investigate her until the Mueller probe was complete because on DJT's lawyer's advice, investigating HRC's involvement in SpyGate would have been construed by the Mueller probe to be obstructi...

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Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Requests Help Securing Its Southern Border
Replies: 34
Views: 2105

Re: Canada Requests Help Securing Its Southern Border

LOL! Trudeau was all over the news during the refugee crisis in Europe (which continues despite falling off the medias' radar) sanctimoniously imploring countries to take up more and more immigrants. Classic case of illegal immigrants for thee but not for me. Refugees are NOT illegal immigrants, fo...

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Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12792

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

That I don’t agree with our present system doesn’t mean I can opt out—it’s required by law. Given the choice way back in the day I would have opted out. I had not expectation of a inheritance, my parents were middle class at best, but I did and do have a great confidence in betting on the American ...

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Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Requests Help Securing Its Southern Border
Replies: 34
Views: 2105

Re: Canada Requests Help Securing Its Southern Border

LOL! Trudeau was all over the news during the refugee crisis in Europe (which continues despite falling off the medias' radar) sanctimoniously imploring countries to take up more and more immigrants. Classic case of illegal immigrants for thee but not for me. It's not just Trudeau the liberals and ...

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3561

New cop car design graphic too aggressive

The Laguna Beach CA police dept has a new American flag graphic on it's police car emboldened on the doors. Just when I thought I saw it all apparently there are some California snowflakes offended by it saying it's too aggressive. Well it's a cop car isn't it supposed to be aggressive and visible? ...

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by stratosphere
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Re: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft

I voted for it. I like it and I am from NJ as well.

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by stratosphere
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3699

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

I think everyone in congress should cough over their tax returns in my opinion .

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12792

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

Giving minorities the exact same treatments white evangelicals get. Better schools, better housing, better pay, fewer murders by cop, lower addiction rates..... You don't "give" anyone anything unless they can receive it, be responsible, uphold their end of the bargain. No reparations, th...

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12792

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

Giving minorities the exact same treatments white evangelicals get. Better schools, better housing, better pay, fewer murders by cop, lower addiction rates..... So how do you break that down to a monetary amount? You know the Democratic politicians are pandering and promising the 2019 version of 20...

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Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'NEW" Newcastle brown ale (RANT)
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

The 'NEW" Newcastle brown ale (RANT)

Anyone on here a fan of Newcastle brown? I really enjoyed the original which apparently is going away fast due to slowing sales so Heineken is having Lagunitas in the US brew this new stuff. I just tried it and I hate it. Also the old Newcastle looks like it's going away and being replaced with the ...

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Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32515

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

More accurately, you have no desire to recognize nor acknowledge his racist actions, words & deeds...it's all well documented. More like rational people who see a president wanting to enforce immigration laws and actually deal with the crisis at the border (which now even CNNs Chris Cuomo is ad...

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Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lucy Flores says Biden acted inappropriately
Replies: 78
Views: 4995

Re: Lucy Flores says Biden acted inappropriately

Maybe because Democrats understand and accept that Blacks, Latinos, Gays, Trans, Women, Muslims, Christians, Heteros, Whites, Men are ALL American. Maybe Democrats want to represent ALL Americans, not just a small slice of Americans? Maybe because Democrats want to look forward and not back? Fox an...

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