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by Dreadnought
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 1217
Views: 41216

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

On the flip side, they will have 3 years of being a "vassal" state with little to no say on what the EU is doing, they might decide that its not so bad being ruled by the EU. The EU of course will not have to cater to the English whims or running off the reservation, so a win win for all ...

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by Dreadnought
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 18396

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Why are these Euro-Americans chanting this? They are, after all, an immigrant group themselves. What do you expect? After years of hearing people vociferously blame white people for all their woes (including those who have never said or done anything racist in their lives - being guilty of "wh...

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by Dreadnought
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT prints all of Trump's lies
Replies: 93
Views: 3163

Re: NYT prints all of Trump's lies

Sorry, but the NYT's opinion (and those of far left loons) mean nothing to me. YOU guys created Trump. We (the GOP) tried nominating nice guys. John McCain was a proven centrist and a good man. Romney was probably the most decent man ever to run for president. Nice didn't work. You still called both...

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just another RW conspiracy? Coup against Trump?
Replies: 50
Views: 1826

Re: Just another RW conspiracy? Coup against Trump?

jetero wrote:
What a great signature line, DN! Very upstanding, mature, patriotic, and not a bit antisocial. Ha, ha, ha, ha, after all, this is all just a game, right?


You can't deny that it is factually accurate.

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just another RW conspiracy? Coup against Trump?
Replies: 50
Views: 1826

Re: Just another RW conspiracy? Coup against Trump?

there is a segment of the population (around 2 million) that view him as the only "real" news source, so technically he is credible, if only to those that have no sense of reality. Look more carefully. Yes, he has around 2 million subscribers, but they don't watch the videos that often. I...

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to properly ship batteries?
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: How to properly ship batteries?

Batteries are weird, especially when you are dealing with ones more sophisticated than lead-acid batteries. Ni-Cad, Lithium and other types have been known to suddenly and without warning reverse polarity. It's rare, but it does happen, and to this day nobody really understands why - theoretically i...

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just another RW conspiracy? Coup against Trump?
Replies: 50
Views: 1826

Re: Just another RW conspiracy? Coup against Trump?

PS: How credible is this Alec Jones fellow? No credibility at all, even among far right. He is entertainment. Some people watch his show for the same reason some people read those tabloids about Elvis' head being grafted onto an alien's body who lusts after Rosie O'Donnell. It's a pity, because eve...

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by Dreadnought
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate: "go back to Africa"
Replies: 30
Views: 1402

Re: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate: "go back to Africa"

This to me is a big issue. People seem to look down on the idea of apprenticeship and blue collar jobs. It is college or bust. I understand it is a good idea to get a college degree after high school as your are most skilled in how to do school at that point but most jobs do not need a degree and r...

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by Dreadnought
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate: "go back to Africa"
Replies: 30
Views: 1402

Re: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate: "go back to Africa"

Isn't the lower prevalence of academic degrees in Germany mainly linked to the extensive apprenticeship system, and good outlooks with such curricula ? Trade schools used to be a well respected career path in the US up until the 60s or so, when the idea of "everyone should go to university&quo...

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by Dreadnought
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kids let someone drown without doing anything
Replies: 26
Views: 1781

Re: Kids let someone drown without doing anything

In Floria it apparently it is not a crime to do nothing if you see someone in distress and you do nothing. In The Netherlands, it would be a crime, for which you could go to jail for two years. And it is morally totally not acceptable, this group of kids has to live with the knowledge they let some...

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by Dreadnought
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police
Replies: 99
Views: 4335

Re: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police

LittleFokker wrote:
Blacks are not more likely to COMMIT crime, they're just more likely to be CAUGHT and CONVICTED when they do.


How do you back that up?

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate: "go back to Africa"
Replies: 30
Views: 1402

Re: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate: "go back to Africa"

And it doesn´t have to be that expensive, government spending in % GDP is just slightly higher than in the US (46 to 42% from the latest wiki entry) and we do have free education for everyone, even foreigners. How easy is it to get into a University in Germany, in terms of academic achievement? I'm...

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by Dreadnought
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

That may be because they go after the employers and not the illegal employees and that they are not joking about it either. They do both. If you are an illegal immigrant, it is impossible to rent/buy an apartment, or a car, or sign up for utilities, or insurance, or a bank account. And if they ever...

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by Dreadnought
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

So let the market set prices for absolutely everything so that we are working for 50 cents an hour and it is our own damn fault if we can not afford "luxuries" like food and shelter and health care That will never happen if you control immigration. You guys have been sold such an illogica...

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by Dreadnought
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Venture a guess what will happen if corn made in the US becomes more expensive than imported? Sounds like fearmongering to me. And why should we not count the subsidies as part of current cost? BTW I am more inclined to favor some financial aid to small family-owned farms. But the mega firms like C...

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by Dreadnought
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Absolutely. The GOP now has over 90% behind an ACA replacement/revision, but that is not enough. A dozen democratic votes would make a massive difference. wow... So you are telling me that Americans will stampede to the fields to pick strawberries for $15 or $20 an hour and that will have zero impa...

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by Dreadnought
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Who works those low wage jobs the middle class won't do? If citizens like you and I still need to depend on government for assistance, that means wages are far too low. If you think a family can survive and flourish in the United States on $500 a month, you really have no idea what the problem is. ...

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by Dreadnought
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

In a way Dreadnought is right, society is quite sick if lots of people are depended on the government subsidies or welfare, that means that people get paid too little and the middle class is decreasing because of the level of income needed to live a normal middle-class lifestyle has become too expe...

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by Dreadnought
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Where did you pull the 10% number? The bottom FORTY percent have .2% of the wealth in the US. Why are you talking about wealth? The amount in your savings account or the value of your home has little to do with whether you can afford monthly insurance payments. BTW the bottom 40% earns about 8% of ...

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by Dreadnought
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

I call bullsh**, or your parents are incapable of qualifying for the subsidies available under the ACA. for those on restricted incomes, due to their available retirement income. 1) Why the hell should they need to qualify for subsidies? Subsidies/welfare/medicaid should be for the bottom 10% or so...

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by Dreadnought
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

If the GOP lets the ACA fail it'll be a Democratic House and Senate that resurrect it. The GOP will pay dearly for ripping healthcare away from 20MM Americans. Really? Does that logic work in reverse? How many people lost their health insurance due to ACA? You never seem to hear about that one. My ...

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by Dreadnought
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police
Replies: 99
Views: 4335

Re: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police

usflyer msp wrote:
I don't know WTF he thought he was doing but thinking he going to be treated the same as white officer in a similar situation is extremely naive. He is screwed...


You sound like you've already decided that he did it with premeditation. Prejudiced much?

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by Dreadnought
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police
Replies: 99
Views: 4335

Re: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police

No it won't. Since it was working class brown,muslim officer killing a upper middle class blond white woman there is a 99% chance that he will be convicted. He should not make any plans for the next 15 years or so because he is about to be sent to the wolves. I am not quite sure WTF was going on in...

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by Dreadnought
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police
Replies: 99
Views: 4335

Re: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police

Youre right, i over reacted a bit , i think suspension pending investigation is more appropriate. Suspension with pay would certainly be appropriate immediately - in fact I'm pretty sure that is standard procedure after any shooting in all PDs. If evidence starts indicating that charges are likely ...

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by Dreadnought
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police
Replies: 99
Views: 4335

Re: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police

RIP. As a Minnesota resident I am disgusted by this. Fire the officer immediately. How about finding out what happened first? I have no direct knowledge of the case but I see three possibilities: 1) Officer deliberately shot a person knowing she was not a threat - aka straight up murder. What possi...

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by Dreadnought
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15050

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

you may want to ask the question to the Swiss or Norwegian forum members, that have exactly that. Switzerland does not, and the EU is now demanding that the Swiss accept the European Court's jurisdiction as the price for further trade cooperation. I dearly hope the Swiss manage to say no - once you...

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson considers running for President in 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1339

Re: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson considers running for President in 2020

MSPbrandon wrote:
What would his campaign slogan be? :D


If you've got rocks in your head, vote for The Rock!

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We may dream: worlds mega projects
Replies: 39
Views: 2262

Re: We may dream: worlds mega projects

af773atmsp wrote:
Since planet colonization was already mentioned, I'll go with something even more ambitious and very close to impossibility (but nothing is impossible, right?); manned missions to find intelligent life on other planets.


We should first try to find some here...

Sorry, that was just too easy

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by Dreadnought
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We may dream: worlds mega projects
Replies: 39
Views: 2262

Re: We may dream: worlds mega projects

A permanent colony on another planet/moon. The most obvious first step would be Mars. The technological spillover would be tremendous, as we would have to perfect new sources of energy generation, recycling, environmental controls (and that's not even counting the technology to get us there and back...

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by Dreadnought
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 15050

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

What a bunch of arrogant pricks. The UK offer was reasonable, and at least a good starting point for discussion. The EU has 2 or 3 times more people living in the UK than there are Brits in other EU countries. The EU has more to lose than the UK on this issue. But as has been said before, the EU is ...

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to attend Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysées
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Trump to attend Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysées

If he will do a speech? "Dear Americans and lazy French people, it is a great day today, as I am here to attend the celebrations of America saving your whiny French asses from domination by the Huns again and again. France is such a shitty country, your cars are smalls and you fight like cowar...

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by Dreadnought
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: STUDY: GOP attitudes toward blacks hardened
Replies: 36
Views: 1461

Re: STUDY: GOP attitudes toward blacks hardened

When you have black power-based movements trying to kick whites off campus, have blacks-only graduation ceremonies, blacks only college dormitories, firing white professors from "black colleges simply for being white, and basically pushing a racist agenda of their own, while labeling all those ...

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by Dreadnought
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian Forces Sniper makes world record kill shot....
Replies: 43
Views: 2148

Re: Canadian Forces Sniper makes world record kill shot....

I work on the 19th floor, and on google maps I figured out a spot about 3500 meters away from my window. People were hardly visible, and then you take into account the bullet drop at that distance, what a shot!

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat
Replies: 39
Views: 1459

Re: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat

Maxine Walters should NOT be included in the team Oh please oh please oh PLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAASE make her Minority leader. She is the best comedy act in DC. I can't understand how she's still in Congress. it's like having Bozo the Clown as your congressman - funny for one term, but eventually you shoul...

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat
Replies: 39
Views: 1459

Re: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat

Universal health care in this country depends on a Medicare type contribution and medical cards for all. The Aussies call it MediBank and it works. That pulls a very large amount of cash out of current spending on health insurance for government employees. Politicians tend to avoid this cost, which...

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by Dreadnought
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat
Replies: 39
Views: 1459

Re: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat

The democrats out spent the republicans 7-1 in GA to the tune of over $25 million dollars. One has to wonder what the result would have been given parity in campaign spending. And the spending behind Hillary was between 2 and 3 times what was spent behind Trump. That should be a hint and a half abo...

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by Dreadnought
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 4042

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

Can't pardon someone pre-emptively, and Flynn hadn't been convicted of a crime yet. So that wouldn't have worked. Yes you can. Ford's pardon of Nixon was like that. Nixon had not been convicted (or even officially charged) of a crime, since he resigned before impeachment - which is the equivalent o...

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by Dreadnought
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6340

Re: United Kingdom General Election

As I understand it, there was no pledge to bring back fox hunting, only the pledge to allow a free vote on the subject in Parliament. That is, without the Government Whip telling party members which way they should vote. It seems that the opposition have successfully twisted that pledge into an out...

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by Dreadnought
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6340

Re: United Kingdom General Election

District system is always more difficult to poll. But the general trend seems to be Labor is raising and Conservatives are falling a bit. So it is going to be much closer than anticipated by mrs. May when she called for elections. Interesting times, indeed. The conservatives seem to be pulling all ...

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by Dreadnought
Thu May 25, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repair or replace my P.T. Cruiser?
Replies: 33
Views: 2929

Re: Repairhi or replace my P.T. Cruiser?

dfwjim1 wrote:
So, any ideas/opinions as to what I should do would be greatly appreciated!


I suggest 10 sticks of commercial dynamite, and a scoped rifle from about 150 yards away. Get that travesty off the road!

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by Dreadnought
Thu May 25, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 2600

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

I'm a white male. I'm not that old. The men I grew up around are almost exclusively white. They all grew up being legally entitled to drink from their own water fountains, have their own seats on a public bus, have their own sections of movie theaters, superior public education opportunities, etc, ...

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by Dreadnought
Thu May 25, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 2600

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

Here's the secret guys. If you are a woman, or black, or hispanic, or gay, or whatever "oppressed" minority you identify with, NOBODY CARES about holding you down. White straight males are not sitting down thinking of ways to keep you down. I'm pretty sure they just want to or at the very...

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by Dreadnought
Thu May 25, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 2600

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

Isn't it just precious how he ignores things like intentionally underfunded schools in poverty-stricken districts, condescending sympathy from people such as himself who simultaneously tell people to pull themselves up while stepping on their neck, over a century of racially biased social and econo...

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by Dreadnought
Wed May 24, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White Neo-Nazi converts to Islam, then kills fellow Nazis for disrespecting Muslims
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: White Neo-Nazi converts to Islam, then kills fellow Nazis for disrespecting Muslims

LAX772LR wrote:
Neo-Nazi converts to Islam, kills fellow Nazis for being anti-Muslim.


So where's the problem? Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of guys.

The only better outcome I can think about is if he had blown his own brains out before being arrested.

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by Dreadnought
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?
Replies: 65
Views: 3322

Re: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?

First, you have no inherent right to know his grades. Since he was a professor of Constitutional Law at a major university it would be fair to assume that his grades were decent. He was a Lecturer, not a Professor. He had a specialty in "Community Organizing", aka Alinskyism, and lectured...

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by Dreadnought
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?
Replies: 65
Views: 3322

Re: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?

There is no question of Obama's intelligence. There is no question of his erudition. For you to infer otherwise is to be disingenuous. It sure sounds like you are a religious man - in fact a follower of cults. "No question"? Based on what? That he can speak well? Sorry, but there are plen...

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by Dreadnought
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?
Replies: 65
Views: 3322

Re: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?

The same could be said of Obama. There was a man with ......... a questionable education...... What do you "question" about his education? So much more important things in my post and you zero in on that? (Sigh) OK, the fact that he managed to keep his university grades hidden all these y...

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by Dreadnought
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?
Replies: 65
Views: 3322

Re: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?

You can always find a snake oil salesman. Trump's true talent is that of a marketer, carnival barker style. He has little substance and those who voted for him, largely speaking, know it. The same could be said of Obama. There was a man with no real accomplishments on his resume, and a questionable...

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by Dreadnought
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is a "populist" these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: What is a "populist" these days?

Derico wrote:
Populists also tend to inflame underlying or dormant divisions in their society to whip up a majority opinion


So by your definition, Black Lives Matter and all the SJW movements that seek to pit one segment of society against the other are populist?

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by Dreadnought
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is a "populist" these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: What is a "populist" these days?

I think most of us would agree that any powerful central government is run by a political elite comprised of career politicians, entrenched bureaucracies, and lobby groups that use money and connections to influence laws and regulations to favor the groups that back them. They are generally called &...

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