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by DeltaMD90
Sun May 12, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 231
Views: 14015

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

To the people here that do not believe and are absolutely baffled by those that do, just know, there are people way smarter, wiser, compassionate, etc than you that do believe. There are millions of sets of circumstances where you, yes you, would be born, raised, and die a solid believer. Do not loo...

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by DeltaMD90
Sat May 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130327

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

It sucks people, but aviation has certain risks and people will die once in a while. I'm not trying to thwart safety progress or stop us from being proactive, but it's seems like we're trying to regulate any possibility of deaths with no regard to how it'll affect everyday lives or how much it'll co...

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by DeltaMD90
Sun May 05, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 40822

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

I was surprised to read the NAS JAX P8 pilot said the runway is not grooved at NAS JAX. Since the runway was completely rebuilt why didn't the reconstruction include grooves in the runway to provide better drainage ? Good question. Everyone asked the same thing. KVQQ seemed like a better airport to...

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by DeltaMD90
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12326

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

This is a sticky issue and unfortunately, our polarized political environment makes this damn near impossible to tackle.... Maybe slightly off topic, but I see this issue as underlying and something that grinds any talk about race to a halt: we view racism as a black and white issue (not skin color,...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 28985

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

We all know the MDs and 717s are loud as crap when sitting in between the two engines, but is it just me, or isn't it super quiet towards the front? I've always thought of them as a quiet ride as long as you're near the front. Maybe I'm just imagining it, but I always thought of a 737 as louder than...

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by DeltaMD90
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 8806

Re: Do we need Communism in US?

In addition... you stated you have a degree in history... what was your plan for that degree? I know some that go to law school etc, but a history degree sounds to me like one of those bull$hit I don’t have a plan degrees that often lead people to working at a big box store. Degrees in the medical ...

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by DeltaMD90
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civilian accidental ejection from Rafale B
Replies: 5
Views: 2640

Re: Civilian accidental ejection from Rafale B

I tried to consciously stay away from the ejection seat handle... at first... but during the middle of the sortie in the 'heat of the investigation' I found my fingers wrapped around the top of the seat-handle during a medium G maneuver.. and was startled when I barely felt the handle move-up... ab...

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by DeltaMD90
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709281

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Who the hell said anything about disabling auto-pilot? Just auto-trim... Not sure where you are getting this from, did I misword something in my post that has lead you to suggest they turned off the entire AP system? I am merely suggesting someone hit stab cut-off. How do you think AP works? There ...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709281

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

1&2) disabled as a precaution. Not saying it happened but the plane sure looks mistrimmed based on the take off roll AND inability to climb. 3) Yes. I am suggesting that MAY have happened. Pilots have taken off in all kinds of incorrect configurations before. I am not saying this happened, but ...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709281

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Way too much speculation going on from people without the proper expertise and hard facts from scene. Why can't we say "we don't know at this point?? As time has gone on I have continued to flesh out what *I* feel the chain of events is and to my mind now it starts before the take-off roll: 1) ...

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by DeltaMD90
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Re: US military pilot

Totally glazed over the AD army part. Are you enlisted? Fixed wing in the Army is tough to get. The AF, at least 8 years ago, was tough to get a pilot spot PRIOR to a commitment. Maybe considering branching out to the USMC or USN? Thing with them is there are a lot of helo spots. You can get a pilot...

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by DeltaMD90
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Re: US military pilot

Be very careful, you don't want to get the wrong type, nor do you want to get a type accepted by one branch but not another. I do not know too much about it all but they've been approving more and more over the years so you may not have a problem. Plenty of military pilots these days have had the su...

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by DeltaMD90
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21360

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Call me boring, but I hate trendy stuff. IDK, I like the more professional look. I think you can have a bit of flair but still a corporate, professional look.

A lot looks all over the plane and some downright unprofessional. But most are okay.

Again, I'm not the most exciting person out there ;)

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by DeltaMD90
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 3689

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

It always annoys me when people point to the other party for something they did like 70 years ago, or even further back like during the Civil War. Party switching or not, what is the point? Probably 98% of the population back then had beliefs I'm sure almost everyone in America would be against. Who...

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by DeltaMD90
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails
Replies: 34
Views: 2450

Re: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails

But people were calling the wall immoral before the shutdown, so it's not that. Before the shutdown or before Trump wanted a blanket wall for no good reason? Well, first off, I think the shut down is stupid, an embarrassment, and completely unacceptable. If I could, I'd lock all of Congress and the...

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by DeltaMD90
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails
Replies: 34
Views: 2450

Re: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails

But people were calling the wall immoral before the shutdown, so it's not that. And I guess we could argue some people want it to keep certain races out, but really, it's designed to keep anyone from crossing that isn't supposed to be there. It's a border. If we had a huge influx of people illegall...

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by DeltaMD90
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails
Replies: 34
Views: 2450

Re: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails

I'm shocked (I know, that's my first mistake) that anyone would think this gofundme would work. I mean... wouldn't you at least want an assurance the government would take this money and put it towards the wall? No? I don't like the wall debate. It's either "it will work" or "it won't...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18150

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

I never liked when someone gains such a huge following before really doing anything. I can see interest and excitement but calm down people, let's see what she does in the next few years before going "AOC 2028" It is nice to see younger people in Congress, or at least new ones. Fire them a...

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by DeltaMD90
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 7154

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

Hmmm.... from what I know a second language is already a requirement the USA to graduate high school. Only two years are required so I can't say it is as robust a requirement as it could be but at least in my neck of the woods it is required. Are there states that don't require a second language to...

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by DeltaMD90
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 7154

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

People in the U.S. should be required to learn another language to develop empathy and combat the unfair advantage they have from speaking English. That is a stupid reason to do anything. In fact, unless you're a trans, disabled, overweight, poor, person of color, etc I'm sure we could all found ou...

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by DeltaMD90
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 11882

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

You are the leader of a country that is isolated, you have the south Koreans :lol: with their overlords in the US are constantly staging some military training operations around your borders and the overlords - the U.S. are saying that you are the bad guys and that you are running the country wrong...

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by DeltaMD90
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 11882

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

NK? Belligerent? And how many wars for the past 30 years has NK started? Again, not a great way to show intellectual honesty. When you're repeatedly defending the indefensible (the North Korean regime) it really doesn't bode well for your arguments I don't know why you keep tying your defense of Ru...

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by DeltaMD90
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Candidates for 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 8361

Re: Democratic Candidates for 2020

It may not be such a big problem to beat the Moron as long as he keeps talking and talking and talking. I mean how gullible are the base base? Of course we will have Mueller's report to help also. I think we need younger but smarter new blood running everywhere. Democrats of course. Isn't that what...

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by DeltaMD90
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 11882

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

NKoreans SHOULD have that choice (and they have no such thing - why do insist that they do? They clearly do not! Perhaps I should put "North Korean Nation". We think they should - but again, this matter is totally up to North Korean nation. Nobody else. Viewpoints like these really questi...

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by DeltaMD90
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 37657

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

3) After restarting the engine and climbing back to FL380, I agree that continuing the flight was not very risky, especially as they approached Europe with heaps of landing strips and a good support by the air traffic control in case of an emergency. I really question this line of thinking. Are you...

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by DeltaMD90
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 7154

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

That all being said, I don't want to be thought of as a stereotypical American. I try really hard to learn the bare basics of a language when I travel and have run into a lot of appreciative people. Instead of yelling "cerveza!" or throwing a "tres" in front of it, I get a few si...

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by DeltaMD90
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 7154

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

I think calling us lazy for not knowing another language pretty disingenuous. The education system, at least where I grew up, required us to take language classes throughout the years, but it was structured so poorly. Took German in first grade, French in fifth and eighth grade, and Spanish in sixth...

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by DeltaMD90
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 11882

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

anrec80 wrote:
And - Putin was asked if he wants to be lifetime President. The answer was brief - "No!".

Oh well that settles it :roll:

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 7154

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

I guess I can easily just poll some of the non-native English speakers:

You know X language, you also learned English, maybe you know another language or two. Do you want to learn yet another language just to make it "fair" that us English speakers have to be bilingual?

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 7154

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

Like most SJW* complaints, I'm not really seeing the point of this. Are we gonna penalize English speakers and their works? Let people publish in whatever language and have people learn a multitude of random languages? Force everyone to learn a new language? If we let everyone publish in their own l...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 7154

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

Feel 0 guilt. Why should I? I didn't choose that my native language is the de facto world language (or probably as close as we've gotten to one) I wouldn't mind learning another truly universal language, but I doubt many other English speakers would. I don't think many non-English speakers would nei...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 187
Views: 14524

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

My point is that there are far more innocent people who have died at the hands of cops then those who were wrongfully executed. I find it hypocritical to care about the government killing innocent people via the death penalty but not having an issue with bad cops. Statistically you are more likely ...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 187
Views: 14524

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

Who gets to decide the parameters and definition of a lost cause? Any tyrant can rise to power and use this excuse to kill off whomever they choose. This would give the government way too much power. Good question, but honestly, I don't think it's some huge, unsolvable philosophical question. We ha...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 187
Views: 14524

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

Real quick, seen a few people post this, probably splitting hairs, but we can never be 100% sure and we don't even need to be 100% sure. It's beyond a reasonable doubt not beyond ALL doubt. The latter rules out aliens beaming evidence into place or something, obviously an impossible and impractical...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 187
Views: 14524

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

Real quick, seen a few people post this, probably splitting hairs, but we can never be 100% sure and we don't even need to be 100% sure. It's beyond a reasonable doubt not beyond ALL doubt. The latter rules out aliens beaming evidence into place or something, obviously an impossible and impractical ...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 37657

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Let's think about this for a second, having 2 engines on any normal flight vs having 2 engines AFTER an engine failure and relight... definitely not the same!!! Now I wouldn't consider 2 engines with a relit engine the same as only one running engine, but I wouldn't just think "wow, weird that ...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 187
Views: 14524

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

I used to be pro-death penalty, but then I wasn't. I was morally against it, and against it because of the risk of killing innocent people. Now I don't necessarily think its immoral to put down a lost cause. Honestly, there are tons of people that are a waste of flesh and society is way better off w...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 11882

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

I think we also need to remember that many see Putin as having done a lot of great for Russia and a lot of the bad is in spite of him and not because of him Not defending him or any of his actions but having a good understanding of people and how they think is very important. The average Russian's ...

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by DeltaMD90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 7872

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

I'm glad we can have a civil debate! Seems a lot rarer than a few years back... For real, good talking with ya I honestly think (and hope) gains in electric cars and/or biofuels (good biofuels that actually work) will come a lot faster and easier than a restructuring of the US. Honestly, if you thi...

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by DeltaMD90
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 7872

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

And that seems to be fair, why would I, as a westerner, be allowed to contribute more to a problem then someone whom is living in way more modest conditions. On a philosophical level I cannot see how we could do it in any other way. Well again, let's compare a European living in, idk, basically any...

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by DeltaMD90
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 37657

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

As I said before, I'm pretty sure engine failure that won't restart: land as soon as possible Engine failure that restarts: land as soon as practicable Land as soon as practicable doesn't mean you gotta put it down on the nearest piece of pavement but doesn't mean you can continue 8 hours to your de...

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by DeltaMD90
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 37657

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Wy Lufthansa 333 made a diversion to TMR in south Algeria last may without any issue and Brussels Airlines should avoid it? Both airlines belong to the same group IDK. You realize pilots have pilot's discretion right? Forget same airline group, take the same airline and same aircraft and give 10 pi...

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by DeltaMD90
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 11882

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

I think we also need to remember that many see Putin as having done a lot of great for Russia and a lot of the bad is in spite of him and not because of him Not defending him or any of his actions but having a good understanding of people and how they think is very important. The average Russian's p...

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by DeltaMD90
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 37657

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

IIRC, having an engine fail and it not restarting is a "land as soon as possible." Having it relight is "land as soon as practicable." At least that's what I can remember from my non-airline 737 time. With that being said, I think the decision to press on past Algeria is an easy ...

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by DeltaMD90
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 11882

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

I don't know how I feel about this... If the Russian people let him get away with making himself president for life (de facto or de jure) then it's probably the fate they deserve

Not that I would like that but I don't know how I would change that

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by DeltaMD90
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Missing
Replies: 96
Views: 4082

Re: President Trump Missing

That's why I hate theee petty arguments. Yesterday it was blasting Trump for not being with troops on Christmas... as if he needs to be to one-up Obama or something. Hate to use the "but if it was Obama" argument, but... if it was Obama.......... Dumb thing to get mad about and wow he's in...

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by DeltaMD90
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 7872

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

And that seems to be fair, why would I, as a westerner, be allowed to contribute more to a problem then someone whom is living in way more modest conditions. On a philosophical level I cannot see how we could do it in any other way. Well again, let's compare a European living in, idk, basically any...

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by DeltaMD90
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Missing
Replies: 96
Views: 4082

Re: President Trump Missing

Trump has always been good at making otherwise normal people act nuts. Geez, do some people keep tabs of him 24/7 and freak out over any small absence?

Get back to me in a few days if he hasn't been seen/heard

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by DeltaMD90
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 7872

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

So broaden the question if you want: should any person on earth get the same amount of pollution rights? (might be tradeable or whatever). Should every person on Earth get the same amount of vacationing rights? Should every person in Earth get the same amount of income earning rights? Maybe not a d...

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by DeltaMD90
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 7872

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

I know this is like 40 posts back but... 1997 Dodge Ram Diesel (tuned for rolling coal) Rolling coal? Seriously? Gotta be one of the stupidest things I've seen anyone do to their vehicles (Google it people if you are out of the loop on this one, it's dumb) It really does not hurt the car at all. Di...

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