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by johns624
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

Why would you get a secured card if you didn't have money problems?
Why get an AA card when you're in a DL city?

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by johns624
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 201
Views: 13403

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

I suppose we could put a 50% sales tax on cars and spend it all on roads and charging stations. LOL I am pretty sure that will enrage the knee-jerk “Murica aint socialist” crowd. No, it's not just the right. I don't know anyone who would accept a 50% sales tax on cars. Especially since the small pr...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 13
Views: 835

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

I'm confused (worse than usual).
Why would you get an AAdvantage card when you live in MSP, a fortress hub of DL? Why would you get it through Barclay's, a British company, instead of Citibank. What post office are you going to walk to when you have to mail your payments in?

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by johns624
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 31
Views: 1977

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

seb146 wrote:
We can't talk about the treatment of minorities by Whites because it hurts feelings of Whites or something....

Maybe you can't, but I grew up in Detroit. Not the suburbs--the city. I can talk to anyone about anything.

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by johns624
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 52
Views: 3069

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

NIKV69 wrote:

The shooting of Babbitt was clearly justified. It's not even close and it's a wonder more didn't get shot.
Yep. Just like a burglar climbing through your window. You don't wait until they are all the way through, they just have to show intent. That doorway was the "line in the sand".

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by johns624
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 31
Views: 1977

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

I don't get Columbus Day, he never stepped foot in North America let alone discovered it. But for whites, it was a point of honor. Celebrating the founding and conquering of an untamed land or something. Places around the country are changing it to celebrate and remember Natives. But, I suppose MAG...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

I think you have some confusion on what a background check does— it, thru NICS, confirms that the buyer is legally eligible to purchase the firearm in question. It doesn’t run the serial number thru every open case to see if it was involved in a crime. That only occurs when the investigation is ope...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

And has little to do with gun owners. Just the right wing ones. But, generalizations are made all the time by righties. And they demand everyone else never ever make generalizations about them. I am tired of playing by these "we can do it but no one else can" rules. Sorry, but you're the ...

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by johns624
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 31
Views: 1977

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

But for whites, it was a point of honor. Celebrating the founding and conquering of an untamed land or something. Places around the country are changing it to celebrate and remember Natives. But, I suppose MAGAs will lose their minds again being offended over celebrating non-White Americans.... The...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St Louis Couple Plead Guilty
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: St Louis Couple Plead Guilty

Aaron747 wrote:
Attention whoring fools. You’d think successful attorneys would have more self respect.

Cough, cough...Rudy Guiliani... :lol:

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by johns624
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St Louis Couple Plead Guilty
Replies: 6
Views: 566

St Louis Couple Plead Guilty

It was just to misdemeanor charges, but I suppose that's the best real world outcome. I don't fault them for owning guns, but they went about it entirely the wrong way. You stay inside and don't provoke anyone. You make the mob come to you. If they don't all's the better. https://www.yahoo.com/news/...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 31
Views: 1977

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

There has been pressure for years, with backlash from Conservatives and Italian-Americans, to make Columbus Day 'Indigenous Persons Day'. Sure, its easy to make a holiday to honor certain persons, but until we as a country deal with the serious problems with racism, such holidays will be just token...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

I love how gun "enthusiasts" use the "but I never did that so everyone carrying a gun is innocent!" argument as a defense but DEMAND that ALL Muslims apologize for 9/11 and blame ALL brown skinned Americans for immigration issues and blame ALL gays and transgender people for rap...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 1767

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

Everything in moderation. Coke is neither good, nor bad. Just like wine, prime rib, sugar cookies, etc.

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by johns624
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Portsmouth and Southampton
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Portsmouth and Southampton

Thanks once again. We've decided to stay at the Holiday Inn near the cruise ship terminal in Southampton. That way, we won't have to drag our bags from place to place. We will just take the train to Portsmouth. It was a hard sell because my wife has status with Marriott and Hilton, but their hotels ...

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by johns624
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 1767

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

What's astounding is all the lemmings who follow, word by word, what some celebrity says. I don't care what some musician, sports star or actor says about anything other than their occupation. They're just one person.

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by johns624
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
My collection hasn’t killed anybody and I shot about 1,000 rounds in competition this month
To quote the old bumper sticker "Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my guns".
I'm sure that if seb146 was being assaulted, he would call the police since they had evil guns.

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by johns624
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Again: there is no reason for a private citizen to stockpile military grade weapons and "well regulated militias" were defined by the Founding Fathers as slave patrols. But, it is good you agree that many guns are for recreation only and serve no useful purpose. You obviously don't know w...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Law abiding gun owners giving up their guns because of shootings by drug dealers/gangs makes as much sense as all of you giving up your cars because of drunk drivers. Go after the criminals all you want, but me getting rid of all my guns isn't going to change anything.

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by johns624
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

I’d rather the police took the guns off everyone. And nobody needs dozens of guns. There should be a limit. But, since the criminals aren't going to give theirs up, I'll keep mine, thank you! Who cares how many guns a person has? It sounds sensationalistic, but you can only shoot one at a time. I l...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

To tell the truth, I’m not very happy that those databases exist. Those databases make it possible for you to get a loan, buy a house, own and operate a motor vehicle, otherwise who keeps control of who owns what and what they are entitled to do? These are the same people that want to silence the s...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Relational databases is how you have everything that works for you in today's life. Me and you speaking on a forum is because of relational databases. You looking up something on google or whatever search-engine you use, it is due to relational databases and you firing a boolean query. This is wher...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

If none can without you taking a loan and being a defaulter, then the same is and will be with guns. Tell me what is difference between this and all the other examples I shared above. Really? After Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans police confiscated legally owned firearms from residents. https://...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

If none can without you taking a loan and being a defaulter, then the same is and will be with guns. Tell me what is difference between this and all the other examples I shared above. Really? After Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans police confiscated legally owned firearms from residents. https://...

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by johns624
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1979

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

That would be de facto nationwide gun registration, which many aren't in favor of.

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by johns624
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

Dutchy wrote:
Only looking at this from a defense point of view is a bit too simplistic. Soft power is important and so is economic power. We have left the age of pure military power behind us, hopefully.
You are correct. However, soft power works best when there is hard power to back it up, if need be.

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by johns624
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

In 2014, 2 years before Trump got elected, each NATO member pledged to reach the 2% norm in the next decade, or in 2024, 3 years from now. So your statement has no foundation in history. You need to reread the books on the 'rise' of Putin and why he acts as he acts. Hint: got nothing to do with NAT...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

Tell that to the parents of the Armed Forces from several European countries who got killed in Afganistan after 9/11…. Yeah, other than a couple of countries, it was a battalion contributed. Just enough to say that they did something. Some weren't even allowed to be combat troops. Same thing with t...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

To be fair, European criticism of our actions after Afghanistan are absolutely warranted...from Iraq to Yemen. As a result of that lost goodwill we have all sat around and collectively done nothing as Putin has patiently reconstituted Russian influence the last 15 years. this. A lot of goodwill is ...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

So anytime we help Europe, it's because it's in our interest but anytime there's a problem outside of Europe, it's not Europe's problem. Got it! Oh please, stop that fake American superiority complex. The EU and the US need each other. You're right. Needing each other implies a partnership. Yet, so...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

So anytime we help Europe, it's because it's in our interest but anytime there's a problem outside of Europe, it's not Europe's problem. Got it! Tell that to the parents of the Armed Forces from several European countries who got killed in Afganistan after 9/11…. Yeah, other than a couple of countr...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

Some quotes: ”For the United States as a world power, the problem of Bosnia is, and always has been, about more than Bosnia. It has been about America's will and capacity to use its power effectively to maintain a stable and secure Europe, which in turn is the essential foundation for maintaining a...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2094

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

Aaron747 wrote:
afcjets wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Noem of course.



:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

I had no idea how hot SD could get.


Meanwhile, mature adults judge governors on criteria outside of junior high school.
Well, Sarah Palin isn't around anymore...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2094

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

I'm proud to be a new Floridian, and a big part of why is because of Ron DeSantis and his incredible leadership that he has shown. I love having a governor who has banned Critical Race Theory from being taught in public schools here, has made it clear that our state supports our police officers, ke...

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by johns624
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 16
Views: 1100

Re: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished

While would be nice to keep the old building, likely it needs major structural work, too much to make it profitable as proposed. As across the street from the existing Pennsylvania Station it would be attractive to commuter workers from Long Island and New Jersey. Why was a skyscraper able to be bu...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

Dutchy wrote:
The US reaction after the attacks on September 11th, 2001 were not in line with the values of the EU and that did quite some damage to the trans-Atlantic relationship.
So what "values" does the EU have that are against us responding to an attack which killed thousands?

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by johns624
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

A video from 2018 5 Countries Punished for Angering China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2QoCrnuGko I watched the first three minutes and it was about China "punishing" Norway over a Nobel peace prize. Which takes place in Sweden. The "punishment" to Norway? A Eurovision conte...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

marcelh wrote:
johns624 wrote:
marcelh wrote:
Very simplistic view and a tribute to your ignorance. Please go on!
Then rebut it, all intelligent one! Simplistic is how Europe looks at the world "my foe isn't on my land border, so they don't exist".

Please stop, you are making a fool of yourself
Still waiting...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

Now this is FUNNY! I thought all Western interests are the same? They are, when the shoe is on the other foot. Other than the Brits and French, who else from Europe really contributed to Desert Storm? You can't tell me that if Saddam had gotten away with Kuwait, that he wouldn't have gone into Saud...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

What is "most of Europe"? This is a G7 meeting, wich means Germany, France and Italy for continental Europe. Those cannot speak in the name of the 24 other countries in Europe. For example, we very well know that any Euro resolution that goes against China will be blocked by the likes of ...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

The EU should never rejoin but act according to the EU interest only. Now this is FUNNY! I thought all Western interests are the same? They are, when the shoe is on the other foot. Other than the Brits and French, who else from Europe really contributed to Desert Storm? You can't tell me that if Sa...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Portsmouth and Southampton
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Portsmouth and Southampton

Thank you! That was very informative.

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by johns624
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

It appears that most of Europe is afraid of pissing off the Chinese. I know it's slightly more complicated than that, but not much. Of course, the power of Europe isn't what it once was. https://www.yahoo.com/news/internet-reportedly-shut-off-g7-202736064.html What is "most of Europe"? Th...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

It appears that most of Europe is afraid of pissing off the Chinese. I know it's slightly more complicated than that, but not much. Of course, the power of Europe isn't what it once was. https://www.yahoo.com/news/internet-reportedly-shut-off-g7-202736064.html Suggestive title of a EU basher….. tim...

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by johns624
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

It appears that most of Europe is afraid of pissing off the Chinese. I know it's slightly more complicated than that, but not much. Of course, the power of Europe isn't what it once was. https://www.yahoo.com/news/internet-reportedly-shut-off-g7-202736064.html Gotta be able to sell BMW/Mercedes/Aud...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 2894

EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

https://www.yahoo.com/news/internet-rep ... 36064.html
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It appears that most of Europe is afraid of pissing off the Chinese. I know it's slightly more complicated than that, but not much. Of course, the power of Europe isn't what it once was.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/internet-rep ... 36064.html

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by johns624
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Portsmouth and Southampton
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Portsmouth and Southampton

My wife and I are taking a cruise out of Southampton next year. We will be flying into LHR. I'm a naval history buff and want to check out Portsmouth. Do a harbour tour, Spinnaker, HMS Victory, etc. We will be getting in early so that we have two full days to tour. Would we be better off staying in ...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border
Replies: 16
Views: 1012

Re: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border

We tried wasting the Pentagon's money, and it didn't work, so let's try wasting Texas' money instead! Gotta close that boondoggle gap with California somehow. Even though I believe protecting our borders is more than just a fence I wanna know why you liberals think it's such a bad idea? People put ...

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by johns624
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2094

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

LCDFlight wrote:
I'm not making light of all the deaths in SD, but some of it has an undeniable humor

With all the current unused vaccine, if anyone dies in the future from Covid and didn't get the vaccine, I have absolutely no sympathy for them.

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by johns624
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antarctica Possibly First Discovered by Maori
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Antarctica Possibly First Discovered by Maori

https://teara.govt.nz/en/history/page-1
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Considering that the Maori weren't even in New Zealand at the time, that's pretty good.
https://teara.govt.nz/en/history/page-1

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