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by stratosphere
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICE Raids destroying Rural America
Replies: 61
Views: 2007

Re: ICE Raids destroying Rural America

And you think it will change if they aren't arresting the managment ? it will not change. The management just reopens the job reqs and sees who shows up. Why do you assume management will not be arrested? On what reasonable grounds do you base this belief? And are you really implying that if left i...

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump blinks in China trade war
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: Trump blinks in China trade war

In one way I applaud Trump for at least trying to put the screws to China they have been screwing with the world for far too long . But trade wars are never good and Trumps stupid statements about China will pay for the tariffs show his ignorance of the whole process. Problem is China knows there is...

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chipolte going downhill fast
Replies: 26
Views: 1071

Re: Chipolte going downhill fast

The amount of times they have been flagged for food poisoning why would anyone want to eat there?

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICE Raids destroying Rural America
Replies: 61
Views: 2007

Re: ICE Raids destroying Rural America

I have zero sympathies for these companies that hire illegal aliens, especially in such brazen form by the hundreds. Frankly, I wish management would be criminally charged as well and huge penalties levied against companies that turn a blind eye to basic employment law in the country. This is exact...

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Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2379

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

So baiting "card-carrying liberals" is funny when he does not make policy or pass bills who affect the entire country? Why is this even a thing? Yup, it is funny. Let's review: So, you're OK with the actions of the crowd. Shouting for McConnell's death? Yelling profanities in a residentia...

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by stratosphere
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 83
Views: 8807

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Is this example really any different than Delta on any day of the year? Can Delta force their mechanics to work "overtime"? [and the judge's statement made no limit on the degree of that "overtime".] (Honest question - I'm from outside jurisdiction and have no idea!) Suggesting ...

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 50
Views: 2047

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

With Reaganomics, it is a race to the bottom. Which ever corporation can pay their workers the least and produce the most is also the most American and patriotic. According to St. Reagan. No corporation cares if you are sick or have kids. Corporations only care if you can work for the least per hou...

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2379

CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

This actually made me laugh. Chris Cuomo lost his mind over a Trump supporter calling him "Fredo" a reference to the Godfather character. I watch Cuomo sometimes and he tries to be fair but you have no doubt he is very liberal as was his father and his brother current Governor of NY Andrew...

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by stratosphere
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8008

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

This is the time of year for county and state fairs and regional celebrations. Many people are thinking twice about going to these events as they do not want to be the next victims. It is sad we have come to this as a nation. We can not even celebrate our own neighborhood peacefully. All because a ...

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by stratosphere
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 66
Views: 2956

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Time to have gun owners to get licenses, banning large magazine, military style weapons, and background checks - across the whole US. Yeah...no. What other right do you want to require licenses for? How about for blacks so that they can vote? Should we require Jews to wear a swatch of cloth on thei...

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by stratosphere
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8008

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

In the news today. The senate GOP has still not taken up legislation to ban assault rifles or provide for mental health issues after multiple decades of Mass Murders using assault rifles due to being in the pockets of the NRA and lack of concern about life. I can see why they haven’t taken up the l...

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Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Memory of Folke Bernadotte - Opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Memory of folke bernadotte - oppinions

My opinion is there is only one P in opinions

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by stratosphere
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8008

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

So what's the threshold number of mass shootings when it becomes OK to do something rather than play the same old BS "Let's not rush" card? I'm just curious. Is 250 this year alone not enough? It’s fine if they want to pass something because of the overall problem if whatever they are doi...

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by stratosphere
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 3697

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

Let's play your game. What solutions have been offered by team MAGA to make the rat infested hell hole no human should inhabit a livable place? Make it more like Flint or Appalachia? Once again, this is the difference between the entire speech Bernie made in Baltimore and a racist tweet sent out by...

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by stratosphere
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control

Somebody called for help with mental health issues, explained that to the dispatchers, add to that a comedown from cocaine which will make any mental health issue 20X worse, and that is what the cops do? I don't believe in the death penalty but if I did I'd nominate these cops to be next in line at...

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by stratosphere
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 3697

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

So we’ve come full circle with the last two posts. It’s bad when Trump says it but perfectly fine when Sanders and PBS say it. The candor is appreciated. Let's play your game. What solutions have been offered by team MAGA to make the rat infested hell hole no human should inhabit a livable place? M...

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Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control

Here is a better write-up on this. This was from 2016. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2019/07/30/gonna-kill-dallas-police-body-cam-footage-reveals-final-minutes-tony-timpas-life "Officers should know the dangers of restraining someone in a prone position, said Erik Heipt, a Sea...

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by stratosphere
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN 2020 Presidential debate
Replies: 65
Views: 2513

Re: CNN 2020 Presidential debate

For sure it was entertaining to see Gabbard slap Kamala around on her record since Kamala has no trouble dishing it out to Biden. You are right they will shut Tulsi Gabbard down the DNC and the media have their golden picks and Gabbard isn't one of them. I find it ironic that the media has played s...

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by stratosphere
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 602
Views: 43772

Re: Tax reform win.

A fundamental misconception leftists have is that accumulated money just sits around collecting dust. In reality, that money is invested and put to work. Even if it is just sitting in a bank, the bank uses the money to lend out to people who want to buy homes, start a business, buy a car, etc. So t...

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by stratosphere
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN 2020 Presidential debate
Replies: 65
Views: 2513

Re: CNN 2020 Presidential debate

Tulsi Gabbard slapped Kamala Harris around quite a bit on her record as prosecutor. Totally owned her. I thought conservatives are totally behind mass incarceration? Harris was also a strong defender of SFPD in her time as DA, and supposedly the right finds that to be a strong quality as well. As f...

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by stratosphere
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN 2020 Presidential debate
Replies: 65
Views: 2513

Re: CNN 2020 Presidential debate

The debate was irritating to watch with CNN rules they would ask a question and the mods would interrupt them half way through a sentence and go to the next person. First of all as long as dark money and lobbying are allowed none of these candidates or Trump even will be able to make any meaningful ...

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by stratosphere
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 26950

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The process is not a true decertification process like the NLRA But it's still "kicking out a union to replace it with another representative entity"; effectively decertifying the original union. A decertification is going non-union. Replacing one with another is a raid. Semantics. Call i...

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by stratosphere
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension

Man this makes my blood boil. I know this happens more to blacks for sure but this video shows just how bad the training is for at least the Mesa police department..I don't know the original call but this guy was in total compliance then as cops do they made him do a bunch of circus acts instead of ...

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by stratosphere
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5174

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

We are still at war with Islam and drugs and Iraq and Afghanistan and poverty. Can we afford a war with Iran? Republicans will try to convince us we can. The neo-cons will actually there are democrats that want us to engage with Iran as well. I am sick of spilling American blood for regime change a...

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by stratosphere
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5174

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

I think Trump knows he is finished if we get involved in another quagmire. He is trying to show his bad ass without actually engaging and the Iranians know this that's why they are pushing the limits. So it's a brinksmanship who blinks first.

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by stratosphere
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 7907

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

What percentage of flights ever have to deal with a drug overdose? Seems like a waste of 1000 or 2000 doses. And I assume it expires pretty quick. Tell that to those who benefit from it. There used to be the same attitude to Epipens but the widespread adoption has actually brought down its costs. E...

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by stratosphere
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1360

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

Every law, in the end, rests on violence legalized by the voters. Garner’s death is a tragedy because he was violating a tax law and government isn’t about to share its money with poor black men. Stop giving the government these powers and Eric Garner would be alive selling untaxed “loosies”. They’...

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by stratosphere
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 26950

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: 134
Views: 24551

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: 1170

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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by stratosphere
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: 1092

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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by stratosphere
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me
Replies: 13
Views: 949

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: 5107

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: 1091

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: 90
Views: 5017

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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by stratosphere
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 90
Views: 5017

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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by stratosphere
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 90
Views: 5017

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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by stratosphere
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?
Replies: 23
Views: 4601

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: 3227

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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by stratosphere
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3786

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: 4831

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: 791

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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by stratosphere
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3786

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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by stratosphere
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7793

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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by stratosphere
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 4988

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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by stratosphere
Sat May 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20724

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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by stratosphere
Sat May 25, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20724

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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by stratosphere
Wed May 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19049

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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