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by stratosphere
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 327
Views: 15580

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Would be nice to see a two week hard lockdown in the U.S. to help the country and health care system reset and recover. The unvaccinated are filling our hospitals and ICUs. After a lockdown we need vaccine passport to help slow the spread and save lives. It is sad that we have anti science conspira...

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Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9061

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

I have and will always consider this a terrorist attack. Imagine how insane you would look if you told someone 20 years ago that there would eventually be another attempted attack on the Capitol but this time by Americans. Except it's ok when the terrorists were on the other side. This isn't the fi...

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Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Elizabeth Warren Tests Positive for COVID-19

Like is said on the Greg Kelly thread, are we going to have a thread for every semi significant figure who tests positive for Covid? At her age the CFR for the unvaccinated is 3%, being double vaccinated reduces that by 94% and being boosted takes that down another 81%. That gives her a 0.03% chanc...

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Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2506

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

Having enough financial resources to quit immediately if confronted with such situation : priceless. Honestly, given the employment situation in the US right now, pretty much any worker with a clean record can have a new job tomorrow if they want one. But what about big buildings? That's just commo...

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Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire
Replies: 29
Views: 1691

Re: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire

The Fox on-air reactions were completely OTT. It's a holiday decoration...not a person. Not to mention they quickly got the perp and the charges will be serious. Just 20 seconds of viewing is enough to confirm the programming is raw emotion for consumption by morons. If this had happened at MSNBC t...

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by stratosphere
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3366

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Kind of surprising considering CNN allowed the zoom whacker Jeffery Toobin back into the family. Toobin for sure would be a terminating offense at any other company. I guess the heat got to be too much for CNN. They had to take Fredo out for that boat ride after all.. Why? He didn’t do anything you...

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Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3366

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Kind of surprising considering CNN allowed the zoom whacker Jeffery Toobin back into the family. Toobin for sure would be a terminating offense at any other company. I guess the heat got to be too much for CNN. They had to take Fredo out for that boat ride after all.. Toobin’s ruh-roh was a fireabl...

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by stratosphere
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3366

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Kind of surprising considering CNN allowed the zoom whacker Jeffery Toobin back into the family. Toobin for sure would be a terminating offense at any other company. I guess the heat got to be too much for CNN. They had to take Fredo out for that boat ride after all..

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Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 17097

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Did anyone catch Alec Baldwin's interview with George Stephanopoulos? You know at first I had sympathy for Baldwin even though I never cared for him...Now I have lost any sympathy I might have had. This asshat is the epitome of a true narcissist. He is blaming everyone including the victim herself f...

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by stratosphere
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 40442

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

How long does it take to develop a vaccine targeted at a particular variant and to produce billions of doses from the time it is identified as a variant of concern? Can it be done fast enough to seriously mitigate the effect of new, more contagious/virulent strains? I don't know but we might end up...

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by stratosphere
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 13450

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

MSNBC and Joy Reid still are not happy even with the verdict going their way. Forget MSNBC nonsense. Decent people everywhere are just unhappy that lynchings are still a thing in 2021. Lynchings? Really? What these clowns in Georgia did was wrong and they are going away for it. This isn't the 1960s...

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Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17328

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Wait I thought he was jogging while wearing unlaced Tims. You might want to get your facts straight, because it is not arrogant or insane to protect yourself while a criminal reaches for your gun. Actually to call it racist shows how ignorant you are of the laws and the facts. It's a simple self de...

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by stratosphere
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 13450

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

MSNBC and Joy Reid still are not happy even with the verdict going their way.

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by stratosphere
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5246

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I would advise folks like him: "You stop learning when you begin every conversation from a place of politics. You start learning when you begin every conversation from a place of empathy." So, this should have been the case re: Nick Sandmann and MSNBC, CNN, et al, right? Liberals only vie...

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by stratosphere
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 13450

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

You're saying that those white people at the Nazi rally in Va didn't see themselves as part of a group? Or that any other white people like these Georgia crackers that hunt down and kill black people don't see themselves as part of a "group"? You must've missed every single history class ...

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Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5246

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

So wait...I heard that this guy had comitted a crime and was fleeing the scene. In the ensuing police chase he drove through the barriers for the parade and...well we know what happened. Has this been disproven? I had thought that at first as well. Police and media have reported it was intentional....

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by stratosphere
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17328

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

So, Rittenhouse got off. Given the circumstances and the laws in this country, this was bound to be the result. If I were on the jury, I would have reluctantly voted to acquit. However, I think there is something very wrong where mommy lets an underage punk kid have an AR-15 and drives him to a rio...

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by stratosphere
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11
Replies: 20
Views: 2921

Re: Restrictions on #2 Thrust Reverse L1011/DC10/MD11

Had a friend that flew the DC-10 at Gemini and some Captains had an unofficial rule that if they were operating in remote places like Africa, not to use the #2 reverser on landing because of the problematic nature of locking the thing out being such a pain. Absolutely..I had a friend who was a trav...

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by stratosphere
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17328

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

They would not of been shot and killed if they did not show up to a riot. They would not of been shot if they did not attack a person in possession of a firearm.....Facts Person with a firearm wouldn't have had one if he had followed the law and hadn't shown up based on lies . Fact. Sooooo you didn...

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by stratosphere
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5246

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Of course, the race (Black) and criminal record of the alleged driver got put out late last night to fuel even more the social tensions in this country, already at a high level from the acquittal of Rittenhouse of murder and other charges. If it had been a white Trump voter it would of been all ove...

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by stratosphere
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5246

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

You lost me on mouth full of gold teeth, weird example - they don't make someone look more or less wholesome it's a pretty neutral style choice. Where are gold teeth "a pretty neutral style choice"? I want to know so that I don't go there. When I was a bit younger I had gold fronts and I’...

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by stratosphere
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5246

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

So why didn't the media find a picture of him in a suit? Why is the first picture of him making him look like a monster . It's not like he marched toward a crowd with a loaded gun and opened fire because he felt some kind of way from his house 20 miles away.... I'm just going to highlight this and ...

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by stratosphere
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5246

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Of course, the race (Black) and criminal record of the alleged driver got put out late last night to fuel even more the social tensions in this country, already at a high level from the acquittal of Rittenhouse of murder and other charges. Probably because Rittenhouse acted in self defense and had ...

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by stratosphere
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17328

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He can be sued in Civil Court for wrongfui death. The burden of proof is lower in the civil court. They only need to show that Rittenhouse caused the deaths, it will be up to family and lawyers to take it on, but there is a good case to be made that no one would have been shot or killed if A. Ritte...

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by stratosphere
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21549

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Sarcasm alert: Perhaps we could allow the unvaccinated their own hospitals and clinics, fund them per capita the same as any one else. They could use whatever medicines they want, and hire medical people who also don't want to be vaccinated. I was more of a believer in the vaccine before Delta came...

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by stratosphere
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 4074

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

. Her first real zinger of a loss was the DNC primary, but that only speaks to an inability to win recognition at the national level. Some analysts suggested her aggressive campaigning in the DNC primary was too Trumpian for Dem tastes, and they are probably right. To win national office you have t...

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by stratosphere
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17328

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He was threatened by BLM protesters. Who are all races. Even white. Another poster (NikV, IIRC) was going on about Wisconsin gun laws. I know I have seen other social media posts arguing about "Wisconsin gun laws" even though he lives in Illinois and the guns were (allegedly) bought in Il...

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by stratosphere
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21549

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

In a sad political note, the death rate in "red" counties is over 3 times that in "blue" counties in the US since the vaccine came out. https://news.yahoo.com/red-america-now-dying-covid-121640335.html Why don't you stop pushing that narrative. I have been watching this and this...

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by stratosphere
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21549

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

In a sad political note, the death rate in "red" counties is over 3 times that in "blue" counties in the US since the vaccine came out. https://news.yahoo.com/red-america-now-dying-covid-121640335.html Residents of heavily Trump counties were more than three times likelier to di...

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by stratosphere
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 4074

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

You guys really go all out with the gaslighting, don’t you. Biden and Harris, are the 2 most rock solid, completely neutral, morally fit and mainstream middle of the road people on the american continent, but that doesn’t stop you, does it? There is just no honesty or honor on the right. None. This...

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by stratosphere
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17328

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

I have a couple of other thoughts: Why did he have to bring a gun? He could have simply hurled racist slurs at the protesters and made racist signs and even maybe threw a few punches. Why did he need to bring a gun across state lines? Why is everyone arguing Wisconsin gun laws? He is a citizen of I...

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by stratosphere
Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8904

Re: 2021 US Elections.

The talk radio / partisan rag talking points exist only to muddy the water - they don't reflect reality at all. Except when getting rid of police gets on the ballot like it did? Does the radio world run with this stuff? Sure but it is based on the far left disdain for law enforcement and it does re...

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Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 17097

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

As much as I can't stand Alec Baldwin or any of the Baldwins I feel for him. I had a different kind of accident with a firearm my neighbor had given me a loaded 2 shot Derringer pistol after I had gotten robbed at gunpoint in front of my house . I was doing construction in my kitchen and I put the g...

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Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2667

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Former Secretary of State, former Republican, and all around smart guy died of Covid 19 complications. https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/politics/colin-powell-dies/index.html Was fully vaccinated too. He was very immunocompromised tho. This has been my fear all along is that these vaccines lose their ...

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Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2195

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

How does pricing work now? In the US? Like this: In the United States, the price of prescription drugs is relatively unregulated, enabling pharmaceutical companies to increase their drug prices beyond inflation rates and regardless of demand. -The majority of a pharmaceutical company’s revenue come...

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Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on
Replies: 31
Views: 2437

Re: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on

The DC-8 and 707. When I went to Luxembourg in 1979 I was supposed to go on an Icelandair DC-8 but they leased a DC-10 and that's what we took they only had the DC-10 a brief time then the AA DC-10 crash happened in May 79 and they stopped flying it and went back to a DC-8 . I am disappointed now I ...

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Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?
Replies: 28
Views: 1147

Re: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?

NW
AA
UA
World
Icelandair
FedEx

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by stratosphere
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 65
Views: 3314

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

757-200
Delta
American
Northwest
TWA
America West
FedEx

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by stratosphere
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 7555

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

DL , TW, UA 767-200
DL, FX, 767-300

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by stratosphere
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 105
Views: 5447

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest widebody World Airways DC-10 EWR-BWI. Longest narrowbody EWR-LAX AS 737

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by stratosphere
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?
Replies: 30
Views: 1413

Re: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?

F28 USAIR BWI CLT

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by stratosphere
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CRJ - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 21
Views: 972

Re: CRJ - Whose have you flown?

I have only flown on the 700 was Endeavor MSP-MEM

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by stratosphere
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8028

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I have mentioned before. Trump negotiated a crappy deal with the Taliban. It was about the best that could be done. I did not trash him for it. Biden directed the crappy withdrawal. It was about the best that could be done. I will not trash him for it. We are out of Afghanistan. They know what we w...

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by stratosphere
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3547

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

It is all good. NY-style, Chicago-style, Detroit-style. My preference is as GalaxyFlyer posted, thin crust in a coal-fired oven. Absolutely I am born and raised northern NJ I love thin crust coal fired oven. But I respect other styles around the country. Chicago too much for me I can't eat that muc...

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by stratosphere
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4702

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

When people are angry, this is what happens. They elected her to represent the people. She is not. She is seeing the backlash. Part of me does feel they went too far but party of me thinks they did the right thing. Especially if she is not representing those who elected her. Nobody died - this is a...

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by stratosphere
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 40442

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

errr... I'm not thinking this will help many. And it is a new experimental medication versus a vaccine given to billions... Hmmm... :scratchchin: Yes, it probably pays off per my back of the envelope spreadsheet, but far more expensive than a vaccine for less effectiveness. Lightsaber Vaccines play...

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by stratosphere
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2633

Re: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

scbriml wrote:
As an American ex-colleague of mine used to say "Only in America!"


Don't get too much on your high horse. .Plenty of sociopaths in your country too only they use a knife

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by stratosphere
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1999

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Absolutely, no thrift, self-respect, prudence, hard work ethic, self-discipline for the Modern Man. Be profligate, drunk or stoned, lazy, spendthrift, disheveled, like we see everyday. It could be said people do these things right now, every day. Working hard, spending on little to nothing selfish,...

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