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by N867DA
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3267

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

It is great to see the rights of vegans being respected in today's world. With climate change in full force humans need to cut back on all meat consumption and move toward plant based diets. It is great to see vegans standing against climate change and animal injustice. I hope she can enjoy her bac...

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by N867DA
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Now Wants to Deport Children With Cancer
Replies: 86
Views: 3580

Re: Trump Administration Now Wants to Deport Children With Cancer

We should send them back to their home countries to die because we're okay sending our fellow Americans home to die.

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1914

Re: What's your ringtone?

Mine is one of the NPR ringtones from the Netflix show BoJack Horseman

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by N867DA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 10277

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Trump has a huge psychological, almost a sexual like thrill in doing deals, even if are of terrible business or political sense. One might also call it visionary. Perhaps if you stopped with the kneejerk ORANGE MAN BAD schtick and pay attention to the motives and the political backdrop of Greenland...

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by N867DA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chipolte going downhill fast
Replies: 35
Views: 2364

Re: Chipolte going downhill fast

There aren't many national chains that do what Chipotle does. There are several regional ones, especially in the West/Southwest that are superior to Chipotle, but for people who aren't near them Chipotle is a good option. I've never been dissatisfied with the quantity or quality of my bowls, though ...

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by N867DA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10049

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Manufactured outrage is very popular these days to gets clicks and views. There's nothing offensive or stereotypical about it. What next, outrage over encouraging tourism to Napa to...see grapes grow?

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by N867DA
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

Indeed it is. After all, even stone throwing is is rare in mature democracies around the world. Indeed, even in semi-democracies. There's a lot of coverage about stone throwing in Hong Kong too. That it's not considered noteworthy by some (all?) Indians says less about "libtards" and &quo...

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by N867DA
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

So now some people throwing stones is a matter of international concern for BBC? :rotfl: Funny to see how libtards and left wing propoganda machine is running out of arguments Btw don't be mistaken to think that Indian security forces work without accountability. There's accountability built into e...

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by N867DA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

I'm not sure I agree. Québécois culture is more akin to a religious culture than just a linguistic culture (a la, say, Punjabi). Just witness their RSS-style secularism - they're trying to ban religious symbols (turbans etc) in government workplaces, but insist on keeping the Christian cross in the...

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by N867DA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

The First Nations reserves are the best example. One need only look at the travails of the trans-Canada pipeline to see how entrenched these rights are. You see similar things with Quebec; while there's no prohibition on movement/ property buying per se, the language laws are very restrictive and a...

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by N867DA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

I understand your broader position in this thread, but this line strikes me as odd. Can you point out any places 'abroad' that have similar rules as Kashmir? The closest I could think of in the United States are the Native American reservations out West. As voiced several times in this thread, I ha...

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by N867DA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

Always amusing to see Indians abroad cheer on these types of anti-minority measures at home. They'd be calling everyone and their dogs racist if they were subjected to similar majoritarian-led humiliation. I understand your broader position in this thread, but this line strikes me as odd. Can you p...

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by N867DA
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart

There's a million reasons to do it and one's right here: wash your produce, folks!

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by N867DA
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

The government: Let's try to treat people the same regardless of their religion "Secularists": But that's religious discrimination! Very droll. Indian "nationalists" when Indian origin/citizen gets lynched abroad: "Racist!" Indian "nationalists" when Indian c...

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by N867DA
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

The government: Let's try to treat people the same regardless of their religion

"Secularists": But that's religious discrimination!

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by N867DA
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2605

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

It's news to me that citizens of every other OECD country live in their mothers' basements.

The victory of the well-heeled American right is convincing millions of Americans to vote against their own interests. Tsk, tsk.

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

Yeah, it's that kind of simple-minded logic that convinced the Indian Supreme Court that Indian citizens don't have the intellectual aptitude to serve on juries. No sense of what you're dealing with. All about emotions and "me, me, me". Nice to see the argument's devolved to, "they'r...

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Civil liberties in the wake of a tragedy
Replies: 17
Views: 780

Re: Civil liberties in the wake of a tragedy

VTKillarney must stand on his left leg for an hour on Wednesday mornings.

Have I made you stand on your leg?

Asking someone to do the right thing different from making them do the right thing.

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

Honestly guys I have never felt more proud as an Indian than now. Modi hai to mumkin hai !! On a side-note, there's really no reason to waste your time arguing against disillusioned minds Btw, I feel great about thinking that I can now own a home in Heaven on Earth tooo wohooo !! Its literally the ...

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

Right. Political parties agree that it is politically expedient to throw a minority group under the bus, therefore it's ok. Yeah no. See above. That's not democracy; that's a tyranny of the majority. Except that the 'large minority group' isn't complaining. Do you see angry agitations by Muslims al...

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

The difference, I think you'll agree, is that Karnataka etc have not been under a state of siege for the better part of three decades, nor are there any groups out there that explicitly want to rid Karnatakans of their religion or culture because they view it as inferior, or because they've got cen...

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

There are plenty of Himalayas outside Kashmir. Like I said, go ask the folk in Dharamsala what they made of the arguments you're now adopting. This will turn India's only Muslim majority state into a Hindu one. That's the end goal. The rest of the explanations are obfuscation. This isn't about prop...

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

> Go right ahead. You'll probably get protesters, but I can't see any ban surviving a legal challenge. Could care less. > Uh, no, that analogy doesn't sound right. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Indian Muslims retain all their constitutional rights under the Indian constitution. The Indian constituti...

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by N867DA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

> if there are no conservation or safety reasons, there is absolutely is something fundamentally wrong with banning a meat because of one group's preferences. Why should one religious majority group have the right to tell others what they can or cannot eat. It is fundamentally against the notions o...

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by N867DA
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

Well, yes, I think it's fair to say that Kashmir's situation has always been a little "special". After all, parts of that state have had a military presence unlike anything seen in real democracies. For what, three decades and counting? I doubt it comes as a surprise that this is linked t...

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by N867DA
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

Oh religion. Aren't you the guy who vigorously argued that India is secular ? But you still want one state to have special status entirely because ONE of its THREE territorial regions has a large number of members of a particular religion ? Since you want to talk morality, so it's moral for a secul...

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by N867DA
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 8740

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

:checkmark: This . Modi and his BJP are taking their appeal to the extreme nationalists in India - much as a similar politician has appealed to nationalists, and contributed to the divisions, in the USA. The end result for Jammu and Kashmir - if he is successful - will be a Tibet-like state , where...

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by N867DA
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carnival Fantasy-class ships
Replies: 15
Views: 2089

Re: Carnival Fantasy-class ships

I sailed on Carnival Ecstasy in the late 1990s from Miami to Nassau. It regularly did 3 to 7 day Bahamas/Caribbean trips back then.

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by N867DA
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 47
Views: 9419

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

There is still the T3 to T5 airside transfer for the BA flights, correct? That is terribly convenient, and I would think twice about connecting in ORD if it went away even if the transit was restored. The transit is landside, correct? This service used to be exclusively for BA customers but it is n...

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by N867DA
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 47
Views: 9419

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

I connected Domestic->International and International->Domestic through ORD in last month. I went from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 to access a lounge, and then returned to Terminal 3 for my AA flight. There was no wait for the shuttle and the overall process worked very well. I flew LHR-ORD on BA's A38...

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by N867DA
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19397

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

People pinning the majority of the blame on the passenger are off the mark here, and may not have been on a plane without any power. It rarely happens; even during landing at night there are aisle lights and some reading lights on. It's a lot darker inside than some passengers expect, even with wind...

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by N867DA
Wed May 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13500

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

There needs to be ways to better accommodate family groups as to seat pricing at initial booking so don't have the hassles later and delaying a flight. There is, but airlines can't extort more money out of families then. All that needs to be said, really. This problem is 100% the airline's own doin...

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by N867DA
Wed May 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13500

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Charging for seat selection has always seemed like a cheap ploy by airlines. Guess it backfired on United this time.

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by N867DA
Wed May 22, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20839

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Women need to sue their fetuses for trespassing and assault. If fetuses are people, then women just need to revoke permission for them to be literally inside their bodies.

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by N867DA
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 11729

Re: Politics and the 737Max

It's sad that safety is blended with nationalism, politics, and shareholder finances on here. It pairs well with the push to deregulate industry safety and cleanliness standards as a whole in favor of currency. Never forget the DC-10 got grounded in '79 for maintenance issues, not an inherent defect...

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by N867DA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nick Sandmann sues Wapo for 250 Mil
Replies: 213
Views: 17440

Re: Nick Sandmann sues Wapo for 250 Mil

Magog wrote:
Sandmann has filed suit against CNN for $275 million.

It will be a tremendous irony if Sandmann becomes a very rich person after the left made every effort to vilify this minor child.


Interesting young people are minors in some cases but tried as adults (and treated as such) in others.

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by N867DA
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!
Replies: 54
Views: 5392

Re: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!

Slow news day. This isn't much different than the national anthem before a sports games in the US. It's not necessarily anti-India, but BBC enjoys making some situations look worse than they are, and I take their reporting with a grain of salt. They report the best facts they have access to, but rar...

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by N867DA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17703

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

There's a market for high speed rail between San Francisco and Los Angeles but this became the poster child pork train (haha!) An ideal service would have a stop at the urban core and one or two stops in suburban or peripheral cities: LA Stop 1 Stop 2 - hundreds of miles of travel - Stop 3 Stop 4 Sa...

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by N867DA
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12676

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Non-story.

The next leader can just declare the wall an emergency and tear it down.

Eventually the entire wall will be a series of retractable bollards that are raised or lowered on the whim of whose emergency is active.

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by N867DA
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber sues NYC over cap
Replies: 34
Views: 2615

Re: Uber sues NYC over cap

Uber is just a way to pass more risks (and costs) of doing business on to the employee. No more hotel companies or taxi companies anymore; there's just "technology" companies. Edit to add: Their service is certainly better and far superior to the traditional taxi model, which has its own w...

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by N867DA
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?
Replies: 22
Views: 1288

Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

Must suck to be a cow. Carry a calf to term, all you want to do is chill with your offspring, but nope. Life's got other plans.

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by N867DA
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.
Replies: 88
Views: 5003

Re: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.

[ or As for your Harris argument. I am not sure being a lawyer and an AG with some Senate experience makes you this well qualified candidate. It's more of your pushing a minority female down our throats and calling us racist when we don't agree with you. It's ok she will be dropping out the day aft...

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by N867DA
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46843

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

for No it isn't. All they had to do was approve the funding. So yes it is. Obama got his $6.1 billion. What was their compromise? This still goes back to fringes on both sides. Left wants open borders and right wants legal immigration. The base of the democratic party wants illegal immigration to b...

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by N867DA
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?
Replies: 38
Views: 2527

Re: What if Jimmy Carter had won a second term?

It's an odd position to be a far better ex-President than a sitting President. Carter got dealt a bad hand when he took the White House due to his predeccesor's ineptitude in some arenas but his responses don't inspire confidence either.

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by N867DA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 35988

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

This guy's going to get confirmed. Yes indeed. A partisan hack that lies , hides secrets, and can be bought. Just what the GOP likes. At least we can stop hearing from the Bill Clinton crowd from now on. Yep. Pretty much. Don't expect good governance until the Republicans get off the Objectivist Je...

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by N867DA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 35988

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

This guy's going to get confirmed.

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by N867DA
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9394

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I just want to ask because I wasn't old enough when 9/11 happened... what was it like photographing airliners back then? I've heard of stories where spotting planes was very easy and hassle-free at most airports. Quite a few even had observation decks or dedicated areas to watch planes. Then 9/11 h...

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by N867DA
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9394

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Cockpit doors locked isolating pilots from passengers and cabin crew. I remember being able to watch landings from aisle seats through the open cockpit door, pilots were totally accessible and kids making regular trips to sit in the cockpit in flight. No -visits to the cockpit during flight were in...

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by N867DA
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Judge deals blow to Trumps effort to overhaul Bureaucracy.
Replies: 30
Views: 1425

Re: Judge deals blow to Trumps effort to overhaul Bureaucracy.

Obviously working for the government means you should get less benefits and pay. Every penny you get is one cent too more because it's paid for by The Taxpayer. We can overlook incompetence and bureaucracy in the private sector but we should always get very angry when a government worker buys a Coke...

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by N867DA
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump reaches new high in disapproval rating.
Replies: 66
Views: 2926

Re: Trump reaches new high in disapproval rating.

I think you mean a quick way to go bankrupt. His nit crackpot agenda has a $400 Billion tab. The money exists, but it isn't allocated correctly because of rampant corporatism from Republicans and Democrats alike. Everyone wants a cut, encourages legislation that lines pockets, or ensures government...

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