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by stratosphere
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1073
Views: 61558

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I am not saying violence does not happen during protests. Obviously it does. But to compare BLM to the domestic terror attack of 1/6 is crazy. If I was a business owner watching my store burn to the ground and others looted I would probably disagree with you. And you could file an insurance claim. ...

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of the Northwest/NW 747, did NW ever fly the B747-100?
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

Re: History of the Northwest/NW 747, did NW ever fly the B747-100?

https://airandspace.si.edu/multimedia-g ... 8-1170hjpg


I flew on 6601 from HNL to MSP in the early 90's on the upper deck . It had not been painted in the bowling shoe colors at that time.
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simairlinenet wrote:
ContinentalEWR wrote:
One is partially preserved, N601US. The rest were scrapped.

On display in the Smithsonian: https://airandspace.si.edu/multimedia-g ... 8-1170hjpg


I flew on 6601 from HNL to MSP in the early 90's on the upper deck . It had not been painted in the bowling shoe colors at that time.

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Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 6496

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

I'm just trying to understand the point you're trying to make here. Some people walk 15 miles a day to get water (in Africa, to get a basic substance that keeps them alive, for example?) so why don't Americans put the same effort into voting? ...and, if they are complaining about their difficulty i...

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Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer
Replies: 21
Views: 921

Re: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer

The "victim" was so traumatized, she went back a second time. Uh huh. She knew exactly what she was doing and was hoping to cash out on it: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9765025/Trevor-Bauer-accuser-told-enjoyed-choked-texts-reveal.html https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

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Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.

Awkward! DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road. https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article252763763.html "Florida’s misbegotten anti-riot law leaves even peaceful demonstrators subject to being arrested if a protest is arbitrarily deeme...

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Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.

Awkward! DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road. https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article252763763.html "Florida’s misbegotten anti-riot law leaves even peaceful demonstrators subject to being arrested if a protest is arbitrarily deeme...

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Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 151
Views: 11126

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

Not all parents are outraged. I think we need to figure out what CRT is in the first place. Many people do not know. https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05 https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2021/07/02/why-are-states-banning-critical-rac...

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Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23416

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

I’m glad that’s drawn to a close. He got a decent sentence… and will probably get killed or at least seriously harmed inside. Now we can draw a line and move on to the real problem (at least in UK where many are sick of hearing about BLM news imported from a very different policing system on the ot...

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Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2307

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

Noem of course. Honorable mention to Murphy of NJ who understood more than Cuomo that your state needs sports betting. The one that killed her citizens at nearly a NY rate, with months more to prepare, infinitely more information on the disease, and a thousandth of the population density? The probl...

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Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border
Replies: 31
Views: 2556

Re: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border

We tried wasting the Pentagon's money, and it didn't work, so let's try wasting Texas' money instead! Gotta close that boondoggle gap with California somehow. Even though I believe protecting our borders is more than just a fence I wanna know why you liberals think it's such a bad idea? People put ...

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Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3299

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

ummmm.... not even close. There are so many reasons why inspectors did not report the crack in the bridge. Maybe they were hung over? Maybe they were having side conversations? Maybe this is their second or third job? Maybe they were also on the budget committee? So many theories as to why the brid...

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by stratosphere
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 10368

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Texas is a mess under conservative leadership. Hopefully they can flip Texas in ‘22 to turn it blue in the next election. Would not to live in or visit a state like Texas right now. Yeah Texas is a mess that's why people are leaving blue states to go to Texas in droves. Open carry is no big thing w...

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Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12273

Re: China and biological warfare story

Hahaha WHO investigation team being independent The WHO is the world’s pre eminent health body, and the team included some of the world’s top virologists. Who do you propose be put on an “independent” body? I hope you don’t say the “scientists” from the Daily Mail article. LOL If when China perform...

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Sun May 23, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 1980

Re: Social spending

What does Johnson's escalation in Vietnam have to do with his "Great Society" project? We have been told for decades that social programs are bad. There is no evidence of that but they are bad and we know because we have been told for decades. Of course there is waste, fraud, and abuse of...

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Sun May 23, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3299

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

Yeah, except Democrats do not block infrastructure plans. Republicans block those plans as pork and we just need to pass a stripped down budget with billions going to defense because that's not pork. So, no, both sides do not do it. Problem with this particular bridge is not red vs blue. There is a...

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Fri May 14, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 23113

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Funny Trump cut off funding to the Palestinians and it seemed to be pretty quiet over there. Biden kicks them 200 million and all of a sudden they can afford rockets to shoot over to Israel. But you know Orange man = BAD. Senile old man = GOOD.

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Thu May 13, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Election Law Passed in Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 2746

Re: New Election Law Passed in Florida

...I don’t think people argue against voter ID requirements for the reasons you think they do. It’s not because it leads to “actually knowing who is voting” Well they "actually know who is voting" and want to make sure only the whiter, more rural, older ones are voting easily. For uh...re...

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Thu May 06, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 1989

Re: Search Warrants on Giuliani

Got no problem going after Rudy if you got something there. But as usual left wingers like you are on with looking the other way in what is obvious influence peddling by Hunter Biden when his daddy was VP and holding the cards to Ukraine financing. But dont let this get in the way of you and every ...

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Wed May 05, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse

Think they had an earthquake not all that long ago maybe that had something to do with it. The rail line seems fairly new.

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by stratosphere
Wed May 05, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

I have no dog in this hunt. You can look back and I stated that certainly, manslaughter. For those of you thinking the color of Chauvin or Floyd's skin has anything to do with it, it doesn't. Justice is blind. Every juror has their own spin on things, that is what voir dire and the challenge proces...

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Tue May 04, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 3734

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Imho one can not deny that slavery allowed the industrial revolution because available arable land worked by cheap labour freed the local population from working the local fields and made them available to work in the industry. That does not make slavery right, but is surely makes the enslaved pers...

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Mon May 03, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1590

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

Ok so corporal punishment is allowed in Florida but not in this county. A 6 year old child was paddled by a principal for breaking a computer monitor. The mother was told to come down and pay 50 dollars and the mother does not speak English apparently but somehow knew enough to video the incident. ...

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by stratosphere
Mon May 03, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1590

Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

Ok so corporal punishment is allowed in Florida but not in this county. A 6 year old child was paddled by a principal for breaking a computer monitor. The mother was told to come down and pay 50 dollars and the mother does not speak English apparently but somehow knew enough to video the incident. D...

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Mon May 03, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11951

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I don't see much reason to worry about any of this (in the USA). People who want vaccine can get vaccinated in the USA now. If people choose not to vaccinate, they may die, but that is their choice. Yes, understand that immune-compromised people will face risk if they cannot be vaccinated. That's s...

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by stratosphere
Mon May 03, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5521

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

It doesn’t necessarily, nor automatically. If brought to a civil proceeding, a judge/jury would have to examine the particulars of the situation, hear from experts, and make a determination. My question was HOW does my death warrant compensation? Is it in some way illegal to kill someone who is in ...

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Mon May 03, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1629

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Sunday marked the 10 year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by US special forces in a compound in Pakistan and this was a very big moment in history. However, the threat of terror did not stop and has changed significantly since then. I did feel a sense of accomplishment when this event...

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Mon May 03, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help with all inclusive - San Juan or Cayman Island
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Help with all inclusive - San Juan or Cayman Island

All, Hoping for some recommendations or any reviews. I am in my mid 30’s and my dad in his late 60’s and looking to take a trip at end of January to an all inclusive either in San Juan or Cayman Islands for about 4 days. We would like to stay in safe area but a resort that has good food options , a...

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Mon May 03, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11951

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

These folks and their "individual freedoms " are usually the same folks that argue that a woman can't get an abortion. It's the usual hypocrisy I see in the circles of anti-vaxers around here. We will be headed for a long term issue, but hopefully articles like this will convince the indi...

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by stratosphere
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 1989

Re: Search Warrants on Giuliani

Rudy is now claiming the DOJ's warrant was 'unconstitutional' and that it wasn't necessary because 'they got it from the iCloud'. :rotfl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVZnFbYr0IU Remember folks, this is the same Rudy cybersecurity genius (who bilked other governments of $$$ for his 'expertise') ...

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Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

I wish they would take each of these and address them independently. Not all of these are police brutality. This one with Andrew Brown will need to be scrutinized for sure. But the 16 yo in Ohio Ma'Khia Bryant I would say does not fall into that catagory. That one appears justified as tragic as it ...

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Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7029

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Just change the names. NZ or Norway couldn't go it alone. https://mmejocelyne.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/first-they-came-for-the/#:~:text=When%20they%20came%20for%20the%20Jews%2C%20I%20remained,the%20Communists%20and%20I%20did%20not%20speak%20out It’s doesn’t matter which country neither of them shou...

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Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2749

Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Gee Andy blaming Trump again for your mismanagement. Maybe if you didn't have sky high taxes and draconian COVID rules maybe a few people might not have left your state for Florida https://www.westernjournal.com/gov-cuomo-blames-trump-vows-pursue-legal-options-new-york-loses-congressional-seat/?utm_...

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Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: The Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

I wish they would take each of these and address them independently. Not all of these are police brutality. This one with Andrew Brown will need to be scrutinized for sure. But the 16 yo in Ohio Ma'Khia Bryant I would say does not fall into that catagory. That one appears justified as tragic as it i...

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Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 2272

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

Businesses that aren't able to attract workers should rethink their base rates. The free market works with labor too... That is fine but when you pay people to not work that is where the trouble is. Eventually the money tree is going to stop dropping dollar bills and when these people go back out t...

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Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 2272

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

Businesses that aren't able to attract workers should rethink their base rates. The free market works with labor too... That is fine but when you pay people to not work that is where the trouble is. Eventually the money tree is going to stop dropping dollar bills and when these people go back out t...

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by stratosphere
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5521

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

In my opinion large black urban areas/communities should be patrolled only by black officers. I have also thought that if a race has a majority in a community, the police hired and trained should be of that majority race. I'll leave it a race, and not require the major sexual identity or the major ...

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by stratosphere
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 12678

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

First Moderna sore arm nothing else..Second Moderna sore arm and about 8 days later got a rash under the injection site they call it covid arm. Rash went away after a day no other symptoms.

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Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 8069

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Two points: 1. how many cops open fire because "I thought he was holding a gun" but it turned out to be a cell phone or a sandwich or a shadow? Daunte Wright was initially pulled over for his tags and air fresheners. He ended up being shot because "I thought it was my taser". Co...

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Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4758

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

if they're not good enough to get the job based on natural ability they have no place being responsible for the lives behind them. Obviously this is not the case - the qualifications cannot change, that's illegal. Also 'natural ability' is an odd thing to introduce when talking about a skillset tha...

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by stratosphere
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 8069

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Be a white male... Had Floyd or Garner done what he suggested or the equivalent for the situation, they’d be alive today. Fight back and you’ll have a long day or night, I don’t care who you are. Disobeying the police comes with a death sentence nowadays? And why are white males still much safer wh...

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Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9884

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

I live in a VERY right wing MAGA area and many of those are getting vaccinated. I am on the wait list. I do have some reservations about how quickly these vaccines came out but I have heard of no negative effects. As soon as I get an appointment, I will be getting mine! Life is all about risk vs be...

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Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians
Replies: 61
Views: 14774

Re: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians

Republicans shift the hate. From Blacks to LGBTQ to Muslims to Latinos to Asians.... Just keep shifting the hate until something works. The massage parlor shootings in Atlanta have quickly become about race simply because Asian-Americans were the tragic victims. Despite the shooter admitting that h...

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by stratosphere
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9884

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

I think the proportion of not taking the vaccine is quite shocking. We need herd immunity. And that is only possible if anyone, except some people who can't take it for health reasons and some persons with extreme religious beliefs. More than 90% need to take the vaccine for society at large and to...

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Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians
Replies: 61
Views: 14774

Re: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians

The USA has a bad history with persons from Asia. The deadly attacks in the Atlanta area with others elsewhere in the USA are getting national attention. Some suggest the growing numbers of attacks over Asians is over the apparent source of Covid-19, made worse by a generally negative opinion of th...

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by stratosphere
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it time to consider Racial Profiling of White Males?
Replies: 60
Views: 3420

Re: Is it time to consider Racial Profiling of White Males?

There was no NO reason for her to be cuffed and thrown in a jail cell. There are still questions about her death. There was no NO reason for George Floyd's death. Being in retail, I have dealt with counterfeit bills all the time. My first reaction is NOT 'kill them" but, rather, call the FBI a...

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by stratosphere
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it time to consider Racial Profiling of White Males?
Replies: 60
Views: 3420

Re: Is it time to consider Racial Profiling of White Males?

And, yet, they were all killed by cops. Sandra Bland wasn't killed by the cops. There was no NO reason for her to be cuffed and thrown in a jail cell. There are still questions about her death. There was no NO reason for George Floyd's death. Being in retail, I have dealt with counterfeit bills all...

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Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted
Replies: 52
Views: 2975

Re: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted

Well this whole deal was made political right from the start. Trump downplayed it right from the beginning because he didn't want it to effect the stock market but it really wouldn't have mattered what he did. If he would have tried to lockdown the press and Democrats would have had a field day wit...

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by stratosphere
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted
Replies: 52
Views: 2975

Re: Mask Mandate in Wyoming Lifted

Biden will not do anything. Wyoming is deciding, as did Texas and Mississippi, to put their citizens at risk. People can still wear masks and avoid crowds if they feel they should. Just because businesses are open does not mean everyone should or wants to go. You left out Alaska, Arizona, Florida, ...

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by stratosphere
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?
Replies: 48
Views: 7860

Re: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?

AFW is indeed a mess right now. They have a huge but slowly shrinking backlog of freight out there. I drive a tractor trailer for FedEx and I have a run that I pull every morning from there. I am averaging 1.5-2 hours late every day due to late sort down. According to a few of the AFW sort people t...

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