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by johns624
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 19
Views: 682

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: 349
Views: 92118

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: 19
Views: 682

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: 349
Views: 92118

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: 19
Views: 682

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: 349
Views: 92118

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: 4
Views: 308

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 349
Views: 92118

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: 4074

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 21
Views: 2000

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 21
Views: 2000

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: 24321

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: 349
Views: 92118

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 21
Views: 2000

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 802

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 24321

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: 1646

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: 6
Views: 431

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: 6
Views: 431

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 202
Views: 6502

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: 349
Views: 92118

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: 2052

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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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 77
Views: 2052

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Yes, the knife does matter. It's called armed robbery so the cop was justified in shooting the perpetrator. He was fired to appease the PC crowd. Hopefully he sues and gets reinstated. You never watched the video did you? I did, so lets recap: The perpetrator was armed, just committed an armed robb...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1646

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

We are not debating prostitution, we are talking about human trafficking. Yes I know that there are people who will do basically anything for money, what does that have to do with predators mentally abusing and manipulating victims into doing things they really don't want? I believe Ms Giuffre knew...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 202
Views: 6502

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

You seem to think that those who want to do a massacre are stupid. Of course 95 % of them know how to use those weapons the best way. Got a cite for your 95% claim, or is it just made up BS? Yes, I do believe that most mass shooters are stupid. They aren't that proficient at what they are doing, th...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1748

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

Yes happy for them that is what they have chosen That is your own personal opinion and not one shared by all I for one am quite happy to remain in a constitutional monarchy Living in a monarchy myself, I hate the idea of someone born into royalty and are above the law purely by coincidence. The sam...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1646

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Braybuddy wrote:
Who, in their right mind, would send incriminating photos to be processed? Unless she stole the pic, it was given voluntarily to her by whoever had posession of it.
Somebody who was so important, powerful and famous that they thought that they were above the law?

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 202
Views: 6502

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Unless it's fitted with a bumpstock. Which is illegal and inaccurate, as well. You seem to think that those who want to do a massacre are stupid. Of course 95 % of them know how to use those weapons the best way. Got a cite for your 95% claim, or is it just made up BS? Yes, I do believe that most m...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24321

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I'm sure a nuke is more comfortable, too. Aren't fast attack sub just as cramp? Wasn't the boomers are the ones with more space? A hefty pay raise would surely would help with recruitement I'm sure. Just pay them in US wages :mrgreen: if they are serving under US command, maybe the USN can chip in....

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 202
Views: 6502

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Anything you say on the internet is true. Guns are so easily available. Especially WMDs like ARs and AKs. These guns are built to take out as many lives as possible. And a certain sector of Americans celebrate this. Try swinging all your golf clubs at once and expect a hole in one. See how that wor...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24321

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Maybe the "prestige" of being on a SSN will help with recruitment? The Collins are known for having problems. I'm sure a nuke is more comfortable, too.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1646

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

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?

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 18
Views: 802

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

Many who are bullies I suspect have psychological or mental health problems. Jail or more accurately a Juvenal detention center will just make them worse. Best would be to remove the disruptive bullies and place them in special schools or classrooms where they with their parents, trained persons ca...

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