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by stratosphere
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A message to those who are feeling down
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: A message to those who are feeling down

Ok, so I don't know how to start off, so I'll just go right into this. If you are feeling down, or like COVID is killing the vibe, I feel your pain. Believe me, I do. I'm just 13, and it's my dream to fly 757/767 for Delta Airlines. But, COVID might've killed that. I wanted to fly the 777 for Delta...

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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carl Reiner Dies at Age 98
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Carl Reiner Dies at Age 98

Longtime comedy legend Carl Reiner has passed away at the age of 98 and is perhaps best known as the creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show. Very sad to see such a legend pass away. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/30/entertainment/car-reiner-obit/index.html Well don't like to see an...

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Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carl Reiner Dies at Age 98
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Carl Reiner Dies at Age 98

Longtime comedy legend Carl Reiner has passed away at the age of 98 and is perhaps best known as the creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show. Very sad to see such a legend pass away. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/30/entertainment/car-reiner-obit/index.html Well don't like to see an...

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Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC 10 configurations
Replies: 22
Views: 4248

Re: DC 10 configurations

Icelandair for the short time they flew a DC-10 they also had 3-4-3 seating.

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coping with Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Coping with Loss

So sorry for your loss. I unfortunately know loss all too well...I lost my dad 27 years ago my mom 10 years ago my only sibling a younger brother to a Fentanyl overdose 10 months ago and just lost my best friend a few days ago to a drunk driver . As others have said you will go through the grief sta...

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by stratosphere
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cancel Culture Run Amok
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Cancel Culture Run Amok

Ok so my link is CBN I am an atheist and not exactly in love with the cops. But I can honestly say I am sick and tired of the cancel culture and social justice worriers. Where does it end? So now we can't watch a show I actually watched and I don't know if LIVE PD and Cops were pulled off the air fo...

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Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4398

Re: Reparations

How can it be corrected?? No matter what is done it will never be enough. There have been many injustices to plenty of people thru the centuries the American Indian? I mean I could go on...The best thing Blacks can do is to stop their own self destruction. As soon as I read this idiotic nonsense I ...

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by stratosphere
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 291
Views: 17105

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

The polls are already out and two thirds of Americans are against the "defund the police" movement- https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/64-americans-oppose-defund-police-movement-key-goals/story?id=71202300 It should be noted that the biggest reason it shows 64% is Republicans do not want to ...

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Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ‘Adam 12’ fans here ?
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Any ‘Adam 12’ fans here ?

Brief description and some photos at this site: https://guardiansofangels.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/inside-an-adam-12-era-patrol-car/ “The ‘Hot-Sheet’ (the latest off of the teletype at the start of the shift) would slide behind the Plexiglas and was illuminated by two small bulbs from behind at nig...

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by stratosphere
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4398

Re: Reparations

In a nutshell, that's it. I've read all these post and it appears to me that many view the call to this action is not warranted...because their take on this like discussing some video game or some none-human related occurrence. I've thought for years which was worse - the genocide and stolen lands ...

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by stratosphere
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4398

Re: Reparations

Not sure why all the emphasis on slavery, which is subjected to all sorts of arguments up to and including the fact that most whites weren't directly involved in it. In a nutshell, that's it. I've read all these post and it appears to me that many view the call to this action is not warranted...bec...

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by stratosphere
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4398

Re: Reparations

They can spend their money however they want. You're not back to square one if they waste it, they are and it's their choice. What I'm hearing from black leaders and Democrats who support reparations is that the purpose is to compensate, and LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD for blacks. The purpose of any pa...

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by stratosphere
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

I think that the riots are unwarranted. It's not often that Black people are shot and killed by police. Ten killings in half a year is still remarkably low to other countries around the world when scaled for population where gun violence is still a thing. The problems deep down are socioeconomic an...

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by stratosphere
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33723

Re: Another day another police killing

If you think this one murder is all that is being protested, then you are either willfully ignorant or avoiding the real point because it doesn't vibe with your world view. The protests are about systemic racism, the de-valuing of black lives, and refusal of law enforcement to hold their own accoun...

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by stratosphere
Wed May 27, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2827

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

The push by Trump to get people "back to work" and not warring masks strongly reminds me of the news articles about his hotels and resorts being hit hard by the shutdown. The longer people are ar playing it smart the more his businesses are being hit. How many tens of thousands f employee...

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Sun May 24, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17496

Re: Biden's follies

Wigdor may have been the Trump campaign's-appointee for Reade's attorney, but even he was smart enough to see the "Swiss Cheese"-sized holes in her Biden sexual assault story. In a court of law, her reliance on hearsay "witnesses", lack of physical evidence, her changing/evolvin...

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by stratosphere
Sun May 24, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 163
Views: 9354

Re: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work

Right. Small businesses like Ruth's Chris Steak House, Potbelly, and Hallador Energy. Including REAL small businesses, they will not be able to survive this. Not only because giant corporations took all the money, but they can not afford the back rent and the restocking and all the startup they nee...

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by stratosphere
Sun May 24, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2133

Re: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

I had a woman ask me if I would get a vaccine if it were available. I told her of course I would and her eyes got huge and she slowly backed away from me. Another conspiracy that is going around is all these doctors and professionals with years or even decades of training and research must be quest...

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by stratosphere
Sat May 23, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Forbes: Trump economy’s first 3 years’ numbers weaker than Obama’s last three years
Replies: 32
Views: 1588

Re: Forbes: Trump economy’s first 3 years’ numbers weaker than Obama’s last three years

Not surprised! Economy is only good for tech workers, CEOs, athletes, and politicians! It is time we demand an end to income inequality and institute a massive tax on the wealthy, upper middle class, and even middle class. Income inequality along with climate chNge is awful and we can change the sy...

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by stratosphere
Sun May 10, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8639

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Well the person who leaked the video came forth: A supposed friend of the McMichaels, who thought releasing it would settle the issue and their innocence. https://www.foxnews.com/us/lawyer-says-he-leaked-ahmaud-arbery-shooting-video-on-behalf-of-the-2-suspects I swear people seem to only be able to...

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Tue May 05, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17496

Re: Biden's follies

I keep hearing this MAGA talking point that he can not speak coherently with zero sense of irony. Go look at the crazy and incoherent things dear leader has said over the past four years. Coupled with sexual assault allegations from multiple women and his creepy sexual innuendo over his daughter bu...

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by stratosphere
Mon May 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17496

Re: Biden's follies

Four reasons why that might be: 1. The sinister right wing theory that he went and destroyed all copies 2. There never was a report filed by her 3. Statute of limitations 4. With everyone distancing, they simply do not have the manpower to look for it. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/0...

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by stratosphere
Sun May 03, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17496

Re: Biden's follies

Also, keep in mind that TODAY, Joe Biden THIS MORNING told the press where to look if there is an actual report that was filed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seu_C08yAAM The archives at University of Delaware has his personal documents. Notes, papers, memos, and letters from his time as a Senator...

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by stratosphere
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17496

Re: Biden's follies

One is clearly worse than the other, so you explain it away by saying that Biden's faults are just hidden better (of course you offer no evidence of that). I can only assume that is because you really, really want Biden to be as bad as Trump, but sadly, he is not..... Anyway, at least you've come a...

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by stratosphere
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Costs and/or benefits of flying freighters non stop vs 1 stop on ultra long flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1843

Re: Costs and/or benefits of flying freighters non stop vs 1 stop on ultra long flights

dfwjim1 wrote:
A little bit off track but do FEDEX and UPS flights to and from HNL/ SDF/MEM carry a 3rd pilot?


FX does yes

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by stratosphere
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17496

Re: Biden's follies

You do understand, don't you, the most damning piece of evidence that Republicans are relying on is an interview on Larry King that names no one. There were other men in the Senate that had problems with sexual harassment at that time. To quote a prominent Democratic senator: Back to Videos Sen. Hi...

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by stratosphere
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19
Replies: 69
Views: 2387

Re: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19

World Health Organisations was set up by the United Nations back in 1945 so it would be up to the United Nations to decided what to do. I would imagine they will want to conduct a full investigation, make internal changes if needed. Time to pull the money from the UN too and kick them out of NYC an...

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by stratosphere
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 163
Views: 9354

Re: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work

No, The US has very low education level governors that will try to open sooner than they should, and exacerbate he issue. South Dakota is already a prime example as they never shut down. I understand both sides of this but you can't keep shelter in place and businesses closed until we invent a vacc...

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by stratosphere
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 163
Views: 9354

Re: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work

Right, the low education level governors that don't give a crap about old ,weak. and poor people will open first. Low education level governors are the ones who will be playing it tough and keep the shutdown for long. Smarter ones will be more selective and see what actually they can open and how. ...

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by stratosphere
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14091

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

IAM 142 is well experienced in concessionary bargaining during the serial bankruptcies at USAIR and TWA, they have never met a concession they didn't like and ultimately provide the company. Samuelson is living in denial. He still hasn't figured out the airlines aren't the same as the MTA and NYC o...

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by stratosphere
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNBC today
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: CNBC today

NWAESC wrote:
I used to watch “Fast Money” because I thought the panelists were fun/entertaining. Then one day one of them gushed about Carl Icahn, and that was enough for me.


Exactly Icahn what an S bag ... Almost as bad as Lorenzo

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by stratosphere
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Navy may reinstate fired Captain of Navy Carrier
Replies: 126
Views: 6303

Re: Navy may reinstate fired Captain of Navy Carrier

Good deal that guy Modly was a weasel anyway

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by stratosphere
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17496

Re: Biden's follies

Bill Clinton was impeached for a consensual affair. When it is pointed out their current leader has had many, many, many consensual affairs and, by their standards, should be impeached and put on trial, the response is "but they are adults so leave them alone". When Biden is shown putting...

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by stratosphere
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17496

Re: Biden's follies

Oh people have stopped dying from coronavirus? I was unaware! Great news! Also, cute that you're now moving the goal posts. First and foremost, it was the administration who put out the 100K to 240K prediction, not the MSM. In other news, interesting that you're now claiming it was 250K. You're not...

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by stratosphere
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2746

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

The script is going according to plan. Now, to bring the true candidates from behind the curtain. Biden, his deficient brain and disturbing contact videos aside, has always been nothing but a place holder. Democrats are a delusional bunch but they aren't stupid enough to think Creepy Joe is their m...

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Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Business Host out
Replies: 41
Views: 2220

Re: Fox Business Host out

Without a doubt he and his favorite mouthpieces from Fox News have cost people their lives. Now pence and his BS are trying to blamse the CDC and China for this horrible mess. Somewhere in there is the old but, but ,but Obama also. A dispicable bunch of liars. So whose fault is it then all Trump ri...

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by stratosphere
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Business Host out
Replies: 41
Views: 2220

Re: Fox Business Host out

Without a doubt he and his favorite mouthpieces from Fox News have cost people their lives. Now pence and his BS are trying to blamse the CDC and China for this horrible mess. Somewhere in there is the old but, but ,but Obama also. A dispicable bunch of liars. So whose fault is it then all Trump ri...

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by stratosphere
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7391

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

Do you really think it wasn’t the COVID-19 that caused the economic collapse? Do you really think had Obama or Biden had been president, the market would have sailed on? Are you on the left gonna spend the next ten years blaming Trump for the “Wuhan Flu”? There was a pandemic team set up when Obama...

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by stratosphere
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Bill de Blasio
Replies: 44
Views: 1627

Re: Thoughts on Bill de Blasio

I live in NYC (grew up here) and I don’t think he’s a good mayor. To be honest, I’m not a fan of Cuomo either, but I like how he stepped up lately. Now that is a solid honest opinion! And re: Cuomo, he's finally stepping into the shoes of his legendary father, one of the greatest orators to ever wa...

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by stratosphere
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7391

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

Bro, he needs that..infact 'polls' are all he has to hang his hope on. Most people now have trump's number. They can do the math. All his hints of how there has to be cuts in entitlements and medicare..means to most people, he's determine to get then $1000 or 2400 back! Next year. His argument will...

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Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Bill de Blasio
Replies: 44
Views: 1627

Re: Thoughts on Bill de Blasio

The worst mayor that NY has ever had. Crime in NY is mushrooming out of control. The subways are back to the way they were in the 70s and 80s when you couldn't ride it without getting attacked or robbed. Graffiti is back on the subways. oh and great days if you are a criminal. The NYPD hate him, FD...

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Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7391

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

Read it and weep, 3 out 5 polled approve of Trump’s handling of the job and the Wuhan Flu https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/public_approval_of_president_trumps_handling_of_the_coronavirus-7088.html One poll that was done over two weeks. Others are 50% or less. Mostly less. But, yeah, h...

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by stratosphere
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7391

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

Do you really think it wasn’t the COVID-19 that caused the economic collapse? Do you really think had Obama or Biden had been president, the market would have sailed on? Are you on the left gonna spend the next ten years blaming Trump for the “Wuhan Flu”? Galaxy you and I are a minority on this for...

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by stratosphere
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "If I was Governor, I would handle the COVID-19 Pandemic like this..."
Replies: 96
Views: 3380

Re: "If I was Governor, I would handle the COVID-19 Pandemic like this..."

Act as though nothing is wrong because he knows everything and we know nothing. Well played! That works out so well! No actually he closed the border when this started. Something you would have called racist. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/21/europe/putin-coronavirus-russia-intl/index.html Actually, h...

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by stratosphere
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Societal Shifts due to Coronavirus
Replies: 23
Views: 1109

Re: Societal Shifts due to Coronavirus

I see this as a big experiment in telecommuting, but there's no guarantee telecommuting will be a winner. I predict our distancing period will be at least 2-3 months so it will be a great experiment in how well or how poorly humans can work remotely with the currently available technology. Some hum...

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by stratosphere
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7391

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

What are everyone's thoughts on Abrams? She seems like a nice person, but I do not know much about her (experience, policies, etc.) I don't know much about her either. But she's a bit young to be considered Presidential material, and her lack of non-government experience might hurt. 2024, she might...

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by stratosphere
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4216

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

I'm self quarantined I am working from home thankfully I moved into a different part of the company 2 years ago and they allowed us to work one day a week from home but I am recovering from flu and pneumonia as I am 56 with underlying heath conditions Asthma, Diabetes and Heart Disease I am at parti...

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by stratosphere
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7391

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

..and in the minds of the conservative/racist persuasion .. that is exactly what Abrams is. Trip over some non-Fox periodically, you'll find she's quite popular in non-racist circles. And instead of being distracted by Abrams, her sex, her skin color...the operative term used above describing her b...

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by stratosphere
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4779

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

This is a natural disaster. Not one of China's makings. There will be no reparations despite what right wing racist folks think. You liberals make me want to scream..This is NOT a natural disaster a Tornado is a natural disaster...China OWNS this disaster and the world collapse that is coming. It e...

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by stratosphere
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7391

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

Amazes me the Biden is the best the Democrats can put out there,,,He is total establishment been in DC for 40 years. He is a gaff machine to no end and if anyone can't see he has dementia you're blind. Cracks me up the party of we can't have old white men running this country is going to have an old...

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