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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 359
Views: 92762

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

What are they going to do when their Auroras come due for replacement? Well, if they delay the replacement long enough, they can choose the A320 MMA (if the French can ever get it off the ground) or a less capable platform. Although from what I hear, it is on their radar and they are reconciling wi...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 26
Views: 940

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Kind of surprising considering CNN allowed the zoom whacker Jeffery Toobin back into the family. Toobin for sure would be a terminating offense at any other company. I guess the heat got to be too much for CNN. They had to take Fredo out for that boat ride after all.. Why? He didn’t do anything you...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 26
Views: 940

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Who is what time where what happened on? Toobin was fired by The New Yorker because his jerk off incident happened on their time. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jeffrey-toobin-fired-new-yorker-after-27-years-following-zoom-n1247482 You didn't parse my sentence correctly. That's the way you wr...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Alright then, don’t ban the guns. Just ban defensive and offensive use of any lethal weapon by anyone who’s not an official member of the armed forces, or of a law enforcement agency. That doesn’t infringe on the 2A, does it? If it does, well, it’s called an amendment. You’ve abolished them before....

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98

We need more Bob Doles in this country's leadership. My aunt worked for Dole when he was governor of Kansas. I never met him but she was proud to have worked for him. What alternate universe do you live in? You're always coming up with these "facts", that aren't. Bob Dole was never govern...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 359
Views: 92762

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

What are they going to do when their Auroras come due for replacement? Well, if they delay the replacement long enough, they can choose the A320 MMA (if the French can ever get it off the ground) or a less capable platform. Although from what I hear, it is on their radar and they are reconciling wi...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 359
Views: 92762

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

https://leehamnews.com/2021/12/06/pontifications-retrospective-of-kc-x-tanker-competition/ "Canada inserted clauses into future procurements that disqualified companies that took actions detrimental to Canada’s aerospace interests. This was widely called the “Boeing amendment.” Boeing previous...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Strawman purchases are already illegal, what else do you want to? If If a gun is in a locked house, it is secured. If someone breaks into the house, they're committing a crime. Ya think? If the criminal is able to A) break into your home B) locate the safe with gun(s) and C) make off with said safe...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Virtual737 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
If If a gun is in a locked house, it is secured.


The subject of this whole thread makes that statement sound just a little silly.
Reread the post that I was replying to. It was about criminals stealing guns by breaking into houses.

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Sure, some guns are stolen, but a lot are purchased by straw buyers. I.e., John Q can't buy a gun but Jane is in the same gang as John Q and buys one for him. Also, I don't think blaming the victim of home invasions is really the right way to go here. So what you’re saying is that there needs to be...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 26
Views: 940

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Well, you know those wacky Italians, they have differing definitions of "family"! :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 359
Views: 92762

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

The more you feel threatened by a perceived adversary, the more in focus defense spending becomes. Not speaking of just Canada here, but many countries. Sure but the military can only buy what it can afford within its politically assigned budget. I agree with your statement the Canucks are enjoying...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 26
Views: 940

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Chris has also made a statement that will cement his relationship with many viewers: "Family comes first and the job comes second." If that's the case, he should've resigned or taken a leave of absence while he worked on "family business". Actions speak louder than words. A reas...

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 359
Views: 92762

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

The more you feel threatened by a perceived adversary, the more in focus defense spending becomes. Not speaking of just Canada here, but many countries.

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 26
Views: 940

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Ken777 wrote:
Chris has also made a statement that will cement his relationship with many viewers: "Family comes first and the job comes second."

If that's the case, he should've resigned or taken a leave of absence while he worked on "family business". Actions speak louder than words.

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 359
Views: 92762

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Also the Canucks cannot afford to operate two aircraft for the same budget. Two types means duplicating all the support infrastructure without any of the benefits. One airframe means 88 and do what Canada wants, two airframes means they need approx 120 to sustain the same amount of airframes. If Fi...

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthrea ... 16688288/1
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LCDFlight wrote:
By all accounts I have seen, Dole served his country and was respected across the political spectrum. RIP.
Most parts of the political spectrum. Check out these comments from some hardcore rightwingers...
https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthrea ... 16688288/1

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Where did you read about "disarming" good guys? I bet you got that from your latest "Guns and Penises" monthly NRA pamphlet. No one, and I mean no one, in this country is attempting to organize a national disarmament of law-abiding citizens. This bill comes pretty darn close. Th...

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Two questions: Who will post their bond? How are they all three going to blame everyone else and try to get out of being charged? Nobody will post their bond. They've proven that they are a flight risk. They've already been charged. The son is toast. He's getting life without parole. The parents wi...

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 359
Views: 92762

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Off-topic, but why is Canada planning to buy that many Type 26 frigates at such a high price? That's more than the UK itself is planning to buy, and at greater price/unit. They are heavy frigates, more akin to Destroyers, Canada has the #9 largest gross GDP in the world. I think that their economy ...

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 59
Views: 4156

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

It could be that Putin and Xi are coordinating on two fronts. That would certainly test Western mettle. I agree. With the US (along with Japan and Australia) bearing most of the burden in the Pacific, we will see if the EU can keep things under control next door to them. I hope they can, but I'm no...

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

bennett123 wrote:

I hear all this good guy with a gun stuff, but what are the chance of him/her stepping forward at that precise moment.
Well, since schools are "gun free zones", none in this case.

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Now the defense is claiming these bozos kept the gun locked and are not guilty: https://www.wsj.com/articles/michigan-school-shooting-suspects-parents-charged-with-involuntary-manslaughter-11638552325 That's a defense attorney's job, just like Alec Baldwin's attempts to sidetrack blame. It'll all c...

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Worked fine for me.

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by johns624
Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Now the defense is claiming these bozos kept the gun locked and are not guilty: https://www.wsj.com/articles/michigan-school-shooting-suspects-parents-charged-with-involuntary-manslaughter-11638552325 That's a defense attorney's job, just like Alec Baldwin's attempts to sidetrack blame. It'll all c...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France
Replies: 22
Views: 2114

Re: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France

That list doesn't take into account each country's wealth and needs. Russia has less than 45% of the population of the US. Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Brazil are all more populous than Russia.

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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Stupidity doesn't bother me much - plenty of idiots in the world after all - but callousness does. It really feels like the entire tragedy could have been prevented had these parents simply given a damn. Their conduct is really appalling. The parents didn't ignore anything. They contributed to his ...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

The day before they had withdrawn $4000 from ATM's so it appears they were trying to evade or delay capture or turning themselves in perhaps heading for nearby Canada or further out of fear of violence for their alleged responsibility for the murders. They were running. They would never have made i...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I'm a little baffled that the school let him back into class as well. Seriously he should have been suspended immediately. Good Lord. Could it be that he prepared these scribblings for reasons of precaution in order to now plead for mental problems and in order to get a lower verdict? Who knows? It...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Well, they finally find the parents who are, well, clearly trying to flee but didn't went far... https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2021/12/04/james-jennifer-crumbley-oxford-school-shooting-suspect/8865574002/ The attorneys for the parents are claiming that they didn't flee and...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France
Replies: 22
Views: 2114

Re: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France

Will the UAE actually order F-35 or is this a compensation for the AUUKUS? https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2021/12/03/france-signs-18b-weapons-deal-with-uae/ They offer a shot in the arm for France’s defense industry after the collapse of a $66 billion contract for Australia to bu...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24397

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

possibly related They offer a shot in the arm for France’s defense industry after the collapse of a $66 billion contract for Australia to buy 12 French submarines that ultimately went to the U.S. https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2021/12/03/france-signs-18b-weapons-deal-with-uae/ bu...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 359
Views: 92762

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

kitplane01 wrote:

Trudeau was an experienced politician in 2015.
Exactly. That means he lies through his teeth.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

The mom seems to be a real nutcase herself.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France
Replies: 22
Views: 2114

Re: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France

Where are they going to park all of them? :rotfl:

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

It appears that the parents may be on the run. They aren't responding to phone calls or texts from their lawyer. I guess sonny is on his own now.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Here is more about what happened. Highlights a lot about why the parents got charged and why there was a meeting at school. https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/oxford-school-shooting-michigan-12-03-21/h_0632e1efaed7ceccc8c42660da93990b Nov. 26: Ethan Crumbley's father, James Crumbley, purchased a gun ...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 18
Views: 819

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

Some of the bullying is passed on from generation to generation. Remember the bumper stickers that were popular several years ago "My kid can beat up your honor student"?

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021 ... ts-charged
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They just charged both parents with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021 ... ts-charged

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24397

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Have you seen how much Aussie squids get paid... they are always the ones with the most money at the bar! I'd chalk that up to priorities. Maybe beer over babes. :duck: The UK may have the better beer! bt UK have better beer :rotfl: Best laugh I've had all year :lol: My favorite is McEwan's Scottis...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1668

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

bennett123 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
bennett123 wrote:

Doubtless I have met thousands of people at some point.

I do not remember all of them.
How many of them were cute, underage girls that you had sex with?


You are sort of assuming that he DID have sex with her.
Well, he was called Randy Andy. There must've been a reason for it.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run

Newark727 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
Maybe he doesn't really want to win, he just wants more facetime? He'd take a big cut in pay to be a senator.


The problem with running when you don't actually want to win is that sometimes you win anyway.
Yeah, I remember that happening a few years ago... :banghead:

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run

Maybe he doesn't really want to win, he just wants more facetime? He'd take a big cut in pay to be a senator.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

More guns here than people, for starters. Bad guys already have guns and always will. Police are minutes away when you need them on a good day. Isn't the underlying reasoning here a little bit circular? We have more guns than people, because we need to protect ourselves from the bad guys who have g...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

People need to read up on what "well regulated" meant in the time that the Bill of Rights was written. "well regulated militia". To an outsider it seems clear that it was intedned to ensure an armed reserve force in the case of an invasion by the British or other external forces...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

People need to read up on what "well regulated" meant in the time that the Bill of Rights was written.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 225
Views: 7286

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Kent350787 wrote:
Is there a possibility of taking guns away from the bad guys rather than everyone arming themselves.
How do you propose to do that?

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 359
Views: 92762

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

The primary mission of our fighter aircraft should remain the defence of North America, not stealth first-strike capability. We will reduce the procurement budget for replacing the CF-18s, and will instead purchase one of the many, lower-priced options that better match Canada’s defence needs. This...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 77
Views: 2079

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

If that's the video where the guy reached behind his back the cop was justified in shooting him. You mean the video where the kid reached down to pull up his pants because the cops were making him crawl toward them? One doesn't need to have a high IQ to understand why reaching behind your back infr...

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