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Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racist incidents at Boeing
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: Racist incidents at Boeing

I wonder how people will react when they find out that William Boeing (you know, the guy for who the company is named for since he founded it) supported segregationist policies, up to the point that a tract of land he owned was opened for development so long as only Whites could move there. I call ...

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3793

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

Inslee is the governor of an state, not just a neighborhood in a city. He was not "asleep at the switch" so much as governing an entire state, Inslee should've sent the National Guard in on night 1. He's guilty of allowing anarchy and criminal activity to occur. The buck stops with him. A...

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Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3793

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

Mayor Jenny and Gov Inslee have blood on their hands, literally. They should be removed from office for allowing felonious activity to happen, including murder. Every one of these little Chazistani bastards ought to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And Kshama Sawant is batshit crazy. ...

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Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy
Replies: 77
Views: 4231

Re: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy

I'm shocked--SHOCKED--that a neocon interventionist would have sour grapes that POTUS has extracted us from hostilities and de-escalated tensions around the globe.

Trump must not have gotten the message from the hawk neocons that the military-industrial complex needs to be constantly fed.

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Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33329

Re: Another day another police killing

The crime escalated from a simple DUI to a felony assault on a police officer once the officers tried to arrest the man. The man was also previously convicted of another violent felony. You don't just let violent felons take your weapons and the run away. Let's look at the charges so we are all cle...

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Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33329

Re: Another day another police killing

Police are never going to stop killing people in the US. They're armed with a gun and trained to use it...and not as a last resort. US is a racist country, so that results in Black people being poorer, more likely to encounter police, and more likely to have a bad outcome because of it...even if th...

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Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33329

Re: Another day another police killing

But that is the problem: many cops turn off their cameras or take off their cameras or tape over the camera. Then, when someone files suit against them, they say "oops.... no footage. Cop goes free!" and they go on to commit more crimes but no evidence so the keep doing it. The cop who mu...

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Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity
Replies: 37
Views: 6017

UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4353992-united-airlines-lots-of-mileage-left OK, loyalty program gurus--I understand the finance here, but not the concept of monetizing a loyalty program, per se. I always thought it was treated as a liability not an asset. So now UA has $17B+ in liquidity (believed...

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Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6184

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

For those who say--and there are a lot of people saying it, esp in the Twitterverse--that there are no such thing as good cops because they don't stop or speak out against the bad cops or maliciously racially motivated ones, that's even MORE reason to disband police labor unions (and all public sec...

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Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4260

Re: Reparations

I know this is an American topic , but I thought i would add my 2 cents worth. It would seem that people of African descent in the USA and in the UK are constantly talking about slavery as if they are the only people who have suffered but probably that neither they , or their parents or grandparent...

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Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4260

Re: Reparations

You find me a slave owner and someone who was a slave in the United States in 2020 and I'll support the argument for reparations.

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Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6184

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

I for one look forward to seeing Mineappolis transform itself into Little Mogadishu. It already has. *** The answer isn't in disbanding the police, it's breaking up police labor unions. THAT has protected more bad cops than any other singular institution or consistent factor. For those who say--and...

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Fri May 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 155
Views: 9658

Re: The Chrysler Building 90 Year Anniversary

One of the most iconic, important, and enduring pieces of architecture ever created. Utterly gorgeous.

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Fri May 29, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 110
Views: 5285

Re: Another day, another Karen...

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have such mixed opinions on how things unfold in this age of social media. On one hand, it's quite a relief to see events like this where the truth is laid bare for all to see. Her behavior is utterly contemptible, and certainly the racial angle of her rant ...

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Fri May 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4595

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

Communists acting like Communists. And yet people are surprised and have some misplaced expectation of China behaving like a good actor.

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Fri May 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3186

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

Again, the nuance, both legal and practical, is lost on many. By "verifying" or fact-checking Trump (but not others), Twitter becomes a publisher. Not a forum, not a social media platform, but a publisher. By taking on the mantle of verifying what people say, instead of simply having an op...

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Fri May 15, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5723

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

JJJ wrote:
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CZ Shadow 2..


I wouldn't shoot anything else. Went from a vanilla 75 to a Shadow and I'm pretty sure I'll stay in the CZ camp for a good while.


My first was a P-09 and it's my go-to handgun. CZ is, for my money, just incredible. Hitting the range this afternoon.

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Wed May 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5723

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

CZ Shadow 2. Impulse buy, to add to the collection. And did a trigger package, new grips. Love it.

But now it's time to tighten the reins on discretionary spending.

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Wed May 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?
Replies: 80
Views: 10059

Re: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?

UA also paid a boatload for additional slots that they DID NOT FLY in order to better manage congestion and delays. The inherent environment of the airspace there makes it difficult for anyone to manage, but UA does a good job of it and, going back to CO days, their ATC interface was pretty robust. ...

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Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22285

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

I'm seeing people wearing masks in their cars. Dumbasses.

Almost as dumb as the people on A.net who continue to decry capitalism whilst embracing total government fascist control over their lives as we suicidally destroy the economy and our livelihoods.

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Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2745

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

I'm not taking any victory lap for the demise of Bolshevik Bernie's campaign. His ideas need to be fought at every turn and with great vigor. Individual liberty and rights need to be protected and upheld; and it's clear we need to educate the latest generation that's fallen prey to the dopey collect...

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Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/gov-ron-desantis-says-florida-is-shutting-down-for-spring-breakers-the-party-is-over/amp/?__twitter_impression=true FL Governor Ron DeSantis is finally getting around to shutting down Florida. "The party is over." TOO LATE. We will see how many elderly Floridia...

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Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://twitter.com/YossiGestetner/status/1240524552645554176?s=20 Interesting statistical timeline here and watching how this unfolds. He's been tracking this daily, and benchmarking Italy vs US. Also germane given the massive population disparity between the two. Here is where Italy/US were at the...

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Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4777

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

https://www.axios.com/timeline-the-earl ... 5faab.html

China's culpability here is growing clearer by the day.
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https://www.axios.com/timeline-the-earl ... 5faab.html

China's culpability here is growing clearer by the day.

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Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32648

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

One aspect of furloughs that I find curious (and problematic) is that furloughs are generally just driven by straight DOH seniority. I wonder to what degree certain bases (obviously varies by airline) will be impacted. Some are far more senior than others, which could result in involuntary displacem...

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Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?
Replies: 155
Views: 4777

Re: Should China Pay Reparations for COVID-19?

No reparations. Biological warfare will never be litigated. The best outcome is that other countries, such as the USA, stand up their own industries to manufacture their own pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and repatriate that work. I'm done funding the ChiComs. And the silver lining to this whol...

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Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3255

Re: Things to do while social distancing

Going to try to catch up on reading when not working from home.

And golf and shooting. Probably day drinking.

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Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?
Replies: 30
Views: 2561

Re: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?

Whose responsibility is it to maintain individual personal hygiene?

That's right, the individual person.

How would you like to be responsible for you? Let's start there.

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Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 59915

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Yesterday afternoon, I saw a blurb on CNBC that Tesla has a bigger market cap than Boeing. I literally stopped in my tracks and had to pause for a moment. I'm less worried about the imminent here and now crisis than I am concerned about Boeing's utter failure of vision for commercial aircraft. They ...

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I also start to wonder if Americans are typically more prone to hysteria then say Germans, Dutch, or French.... Yes. Because we've had decades of government indoctrination through the media, the educational establishment, etc. This entire affair is being fueled by irresponsible media hysteria. #Wuh...

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21447

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

Biden is going to be the puppet for the Dems, that much is clear. Bolshevik Bernie can't get the nomination, not the way the Dems have their primary system set up.

That said, the real issue is and the focus should turn to who Biden's VP pick will be--that's where the firepower will be.

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

631 deaths now in Italy from 10000 cases. That’s 6% of known cases dying, though it would be less if the unknowns are added. Still a very high number for a ‘flu’ strain as some keep calling it. Italy has the oldest population in Europe, with about 23% of residents 65 or older, according to The New ...

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21447

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

https://twitter.com/peterjhasson/status/1237404372650414085?s=20 Oh, Crazy Uncle Joe is at it again, in all his aggro glory, yelling in the faces of blue collar Union autoworkers from Michigan. - “You are full of sh*t” - “Shush!” - “You don’t need an AR-14” - “Don’t be a horse's ass” - “An AR is a m...

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I hope the global community holds China accountable for this. Biological warfare, in essence, with unleashing the manmade Wuhan Virus. Once we get past the irrational panic and disorder, the ChiComs need a reckoning. China is the major sufferer from this, how can it be biological warfare ? Was Cher...

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Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I hope the global community holds China accountable for this. Biological warfare, in essence, with unleashing the manmade Wuhan Virus.

Once we get past the irrational panic and disorder, the ChiComs need a reckoning.

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Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182180

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

UA has evidently suspended all new hire classes for FAs and pilots, and soliciting for voluntary leaves.

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Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court
Replies: 98
Views: 2613

Re: Seneate Minority Leader Schumer threatens members of Supreme court

dmg626 wrote:
The most dangerous place in Washington is between a news camera and Chuck Schumer


Yeah, same for Queen Sheila Jackson Lee... don't get in the way of a camera for her.

As for Schumer, he's been grandstanding for decades. He ought to be working the sidestage in the Poconos.

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Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MSNBC cans Chris Matthews
Replies: 56
Views: 1932

Re: MSNBC cans Chris Matthews

StarAC17 wrote:
He is no leftist, not by a long shot.

Chris Matthews and others in the media reminisce about a world that ceased to exist a generation ago.


I stand corrected, he's a self-avowed socialist with Marxist underpinnings who honeymooned in the USSR.

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Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to be airline sponsor of US Olympics Team, LA 2028 Games
Replies: 34
Views: 5490

Re: Delta to be airline sponsor of US Olympics Team, LA 2028 Games

Having a dedicated subfleet (with its own custom seating config) is not easy at all. DL did it originally because NW had it, and then they got, what is essentially, almost a sole source provider contract with the NBA. Consequently, they were able to leverage that with NHL and MLB in order to keep th...

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MSNBC cans Chris Matthews
Replies: 56
Views: 1932

Re: MSNBC cans Chris Matthews

Since selective deletion for no reason continues, I'll restate what I said:

The left eats its own. The irony.

I have a tingle up my leg, haha

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson steps down, Atlas Air Chairman appointed as next Amtrak CEO
Replies: 51
Views: 4630

Re: Richard Anderson steps down, Atlas Air Chairman appointed as next Amtrak CEO

Richard is also 64. Maybe the guy just wants to retire and chill. He's earned it, I should think--what a career. But if he's still got the fire, I'm sure he'll have NO challenges finding a gig. He's proven adept at turnarounds. Hmmm, Harley-Davidson's CEO just stepped down and they need someone like...

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to be airline sponsor of US Olympics Team, LA 2028 Games
Replies: 34
Views: 5490

Re: Delta to be airline sponsor of US Olympics Team, LA 2028 Games

Wasn't United one of the main sponsors of US Open until Emirates came and took over? I think that was about a decade ago, if not more. They were also a major LA Dodger sponsor from 2011 onwards, as well, but now there's Emirates signage all over the stadium. Obviously, Emirates doesn't fly the Dodg...

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to be airline sponsor of US Olympics Team, LA 2028 Games
Replies: 34
Views: 5490

Re: Delta to be airline sponsor of US Olympics Team, LA 2028 Games

I’ll consider myself a trend setter then. I am taking Delta to the Olympics this summer. TPA-DTW-HND-ATL-TPA. :) I actually liked Delta not being the airline of USOC. I doubt I’ll be able to book premium select to future Olympics for $1,600 if they start blocking out huge amounts of seats for the t...

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Got off a plane yesterday and 8 people on my flight were wearing masks (you know, the ones that do absolutely NOTHING for preventing it but makes everyone who wears them look like a dope)... The hysteria about this is ridiculous. Carry on, people. Where are you flying in, though? This was LAX-IAH.....

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21447

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

If it were an isolated incident, perhaps...happens to everyone. But Biden's mental composition is unsettling at best, an absolute disqualifier at worst. Remember the plagiarism events (multiple) of which the second canceled his first POTUS run? How about "borking" Robert Bork? Lying about ...

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161969

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Got off a plane yesterday and 8 people on my flight were wearing masks (you know, the ones that do absolutely NOTHING for preventing it but makes everyone who wears them look like a dope)... The hysteria about this is ridiculous.

Carry on, people.

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Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21447

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

So, in other words we are back to Biden vs. Trump, correct? The Democrats will block Bernie's nomination, as predicted, and the superdelegates will back the establishment choice. Rinse and repeat, Dems. And they couldn't have picked a weaker candidate either, a guy who is a walking powderkeg of emb...

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Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8455

Re: New AA uniform launches today

Pretty MEH.

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Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21447

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o12kclzoACQ Sanders operative talking about burning MKE. Bolshevik Bernie had no comment for days, and this man remained in the employ. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/21/guillotine-rich-project-veritas-exposes-another-ra/ Another paid staff member in th...

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Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72433

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

A second overall fleet type would not be the worst thing in the world for WN.

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