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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coping with Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: Coping with Loss

Sorry to hear about your dad. It's always hard losing a parent - I lost mine at 14, but at least I had a brother and sister, so being an only child must make it particularly difficult. There's no magic cure for grief, but it does go away -- eventually. The first year is the worst, with all the misse...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learning a New Language with Duolingo
Replies: 11
Views: 840

Re: Learning a New Language with Duolingo

I've been using Duolingo to brush up my German since the lockdown and the daily lessons do improve your comprehension (particularly the stories). The lessons are basic, but a couple of lessons a day do make you more comfortable using the language. The speakers are native, so there's no problem with ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3622

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Meh not so much but, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo/mascot does legit offend me to a degree. I've heard of them, never seen the logo, but a quick Google search fixed that. It's actually quite amusing. I wouldn't be offended by it at all. We have been known to breed some bawdy types over the yea...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3622

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Oh dear. I suppose I should be offended by Lucky Charms . . . :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 59
Views: 2240

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/ ... ead-a70596
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The gloss may be going off celebrations already. Looks not they're not going to be quite what Putin intended:
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/ ... ead-a70596

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will P&G rename Fairy Liquid?
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Will P&G rename Fairy Liquid?

Hopefully not. Gays have had great fun with the brand over the years, and often go out of the way to buy it, so maybe the name is actually an asset. I'm sure you'll find SOMEONE who finds it offensive -- like the aforementioned brands in the US -- but there will always people looking for offence, so...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?
Replies: 40
Views: 1477

Re: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?

How did Dubai manage to become a global city like London, Hong Kong, Paris, Istanbul, or New York City and would it be possible for Addis Ababa to do the same? How do you define world class? You cannot put Dubai in the same league as London, Hong Kong, Paris, Istanbul or New York. Those five cities...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?
Replies: 40
Views: 1477

Re: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?

Addis Ababa is a vibrant, colourful and interesting city, and Ethiopians are extremely warm, friendly and welcoming, but is -- or could it be -- it world class? Most of the population exist in desperate poverty and architecturally it is a complete mess. ADD would have been considered modern in the 1...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in the World
Replies: 33
Views: 1460

Re: Racism in the World

I don't know why people are surprised by racism, which, sadly, is everywhere. As humans, we are inherently tribal. We identify with groups we are a part of, be it race, place of birth, religion, gender, sexuality or age, as well as groupings that can sometimes change over our lifetimes, such as poli...

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by Braybuddy
Fri May 29, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 110
Views: 5282

Re: Another day, another Karen...

Revelation wrote:
The police did respond, but at that point in time Amy and Christian had left.

She should be charged with making false accusations and wasting police time.

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by Braybuddy
Fri May 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 110
Views: 5282

Re: Another day, another Karen...

It is not a minor incident. The probability of her false report causing his death is very high. Cooper or Floyd, the issue is the same, Cops are trained to neutralize perceived threat instantly. Unfortunately human bodies are not built to survive that kind of training. But (I'm assuming) the police...

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by Braybuddy
Thu May 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 110
Views: 5282

Re: Another day, another Karen...

This is hilarious. A minor incident in a park between an obnoxious highly strung woman and a slightly less obnoxous man makes headline news. Meanwhile the world goes to hell in a handcart with coronavirus . . . :shock: :sarcastic:

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Hollywood
Replies: 14
Views: 1234

Re: Netflix Hollywood

Have watched about four episodes so far. It's complete fluff, but watchable nevertheless and a nice little diversion at the end of the day. It's an entirely fictionalised take on real people and events, but probably a little to politically correct, which only diminishes it. It's made me do a bit of ...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 06, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1484

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

I wonder if the doctors only criticized the lack of protective suits. It sounds like someting is missing. Were they union leaders or had any other position beyond being doctors? They were just doctors. They seem to treat union leaders slightly better: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2020/04/03/russian...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 06, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1484

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

Covic19 is out of control in Russia even with the numbers being dodgy as they are. 155,370 cases and 1,451 dead reported , those ratios are way off, so either Russian doctors are super human (we know they can't fly at least (too soon?!)) or the numbers aren't right. So I guess the latter. While Cov...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying Food in a Time of COVID-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

Re: Buying Food in a Time of COVID-19

Blueberries (berries in general) probably about 10 days max in the fridge. Had some strawberries recently that stood up well for that that long I bought some strawberries a couple of years ago that lasted weeks. Whatever had been done to them I don't know, but they were indestructible (and tasteles...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Good music from Youtube
Replies: 49
Views: 2472

Re: Random Good music from Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y6smkh6c-0
Where's me pills . . . :crying:
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Another fave:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y6smkh6c-0
Where's me pills . . . :crying:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Good music from Youtube
Replies: 49
Views: 2472

Re: Random Good music from Youtube

Revelation wrote:
Maybe she was suffering from female hysteria?

Ah, Victorian morality. Don't you just love it . . . :lol:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Good music from Youtube
Replies: 49
Views: 2472

Re: Random Good music from Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg3tcHw3d20

Would have been x10 to have been there. (She really should have known better though: I doubt her kids will appreciate seeing their mother on stage, shoving her fingers down her knickers :roll: )
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While I wouldn't call myself a fan, this bowled me over:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg3tcHw3d20

Would have been x10 to have been there. (She really should have known better though: I doubt her kids will appreciate seeing their mother on stage, shoving her fingers down her knickers :roll: )

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by Braybuddy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "20-20 vision" predictions
Replies: 34
Views: 1902

Re: My "20-20 vision" predictions

Border closings are useless feel good moves So you're admitting that Europe is adopting "useless" measures? Blabla.... you wanted proof it was utterly predictable, I delivered it. But I should have known I need to dig up one of the very, very few Republicans calling that out to prevent be...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "20-20 vision" predictions
Replies: 34
Views: 1902

Re: My "20-20 vision" predictions

Its no coincidence that countries seem to aim for covid to peak at hospital capacity. It's no coincidence that pandemic plans all over the world, sans USA, where activated in January. And even in the US it was crystal clear what's coming in late January... https://eu.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "20-20 vision" predictions
Replies: 34
Views: 1902

Re: My "20-20 vision" predictions

tommy1808 wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:
So far only italy, Spain and the USA where caught of guard. The rest executes a plan

A plan? Pretty much shutting the door after the horse is bolted, if you want to call that a plan.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "20-20 vision" predictions
Replies: 34
Views: 1902

Re: My "20-20 vision" predictions

In fairness, nobody knew we'd be where we are one month ago, let alone three. one month ago today was entirely predictable aside of perhaps the really, really slow reaction in the US. Three month ago.. for most people no, that is right. best regards Thomas The entire West was caught off guard here....

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by Braybuddy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "20-20 vision" predictions
Replies: 34
Views: 1902

Re: My "20-20 vision" predictions

In fairness, nobody knew we'd be where we are one month ago, let alone three.

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by Braybuddy
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4215

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

Putting the time at home to good use. Starting by painting the landing a lovely shade of Lufthansa blue :D

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by Braybuddy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Smell like no other.
Replies: 29
Views: 1772

Re: A Smell like no other.

What triggers that memory with you, the first time you smelt it and nothing else can copy it. One of the things I always remeber from childhood was a freshly opened packet of Demerara sugar, got that instant hit. Another was to rub the leaf of a tomato plant between your fingers. And yours? Great t...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Just breaking: Ryanair to ground the majority of its fleet over the next week to ten days.

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161968

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Just breaking: Ryanair to ground majority of its fleet across Europe over the next ten days

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 161968

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I haven’t been even able to confirm but the scuttlebug is the Chunnel has doubled its price for travel at the moment Ryanair are offering flight changes "free" until the end of the month, but they bump-up the fares for the changed flights. I was due to fly to Kiev yesterday, but had to ca...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In the meantime.
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: In the meantime.

Going over old photos, deleting the worst and re-editing some. I've over 120,000 on my PC, which should keep me going for a while. Plus there are a couple of thousand slides from the 80s and 90s which have to be scanned. Yesterday I started clearing out stuff from under the stairs and couldn't belie...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1533

Re: Bucket Lists

My bucket list is simply not suitable for a respectable website. :D

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by Braybuddy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2534

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

Just curious what kind of everyday problems people here are thinking about right now Interesting thread, and curious that a lot of posters don't seem to have read your question properly. My everyday problem today would be trying to (literally) getting my house in order for a housguest from the UK t...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing
Replies: 114
Views: 4182

Re: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing

UK exit was difficult due to the northern Ireland issue. Other countries don't have such problems. I could see Italy or Ireland leaving next which should be a much smoother process achievable within 12 months after a referendum. I can't speak for Italy, but what on earth makes you think Ireland wou...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing
Replies: 114
Views: 4182

Re: Anti EU within EU27 decreasing

UK exit was difficult due to the northern Ireland issue. Other countries don't have such problems. I could see Italy or Ireland leaving next which should be a much smoother process achievable within 12 months after a referendum. I can't speak for Italy, but what on earth makes you think Ireland wou...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Johnny Depp Vindicated
Replies: 27
Views: 1805

Re: Johnny Depp Vindicated

Which only proves that claims of abuse without any supporting evidence should be taken at face value. The #MeToo movement has been all too quick to automatically believe the woman, which has led to the absurd -- and dangerous -- idea of #IBelieveHer.

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by Braybuddy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86016

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

British people are allowed to use the "EU" lane till December 31st or later if agreed between the UK and the EU. Has nothing been agreed on this yet? Anyone on here been travelling between the UK and EU in the last couple of days who can shed some light on the situation? Also, what is the...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86016

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

British people are allowed to use the "EU" lane till December 31st or later if agreed between the UK and the EU. Has nothing been agreed on this yet? Anyone on here been travelling between the UK and EU in the last couple of days who can shed some light on the situation? Also, what is the...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86016

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Out of curiosity, what is the situation now as regards immigration, both in the EU and UK? I have a friend coming over from the UK next week and he was wondering how it will affect him. I'm thinking that the EU immigration desks will simply be changed to "EU, EEA & UK", certainly durin...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 206
Views: 48128

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

I have just tried to update my profile pic and got as far as deleting the old one and adding the new one to the page. After I cropped it and hitting the SAVE button I got a message saying I had been blocked: https://i.imgur.com/LyDOTKD.jpg I have tried doing this in two other browsers with the same ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86016

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Sad to see the UK leave, but it was probably inevitable that it would leave at some stage given the country's history. Having presided over an empire for years, it was never going to sit comfortably in an entity where it was never going to be in the driving seat (on the right hand side, of course :s...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has the best leader today?
Replies: 51
Views: 1842

Re: Which country has the best leader today?

sonicruiser wrote:
In 2020, which country in the world has the best leader for its own people?

Call me cynical, but I don't believe there's a politican in power on the planet who puts the interests of of their own people above those of their party, or their re-election.

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1271

Re: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?

Not into extremes so I'd have to say I don't prefer either. I've been to countries where the summer is a killer, and others where the winter is lovely to look at, but horrible to live in. I thank my lucky stars that I live in a temperate climate (and for the Gulf Stream :smile:). Sometimes I feel th...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2158

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

Nonav isn’t what it used to be. Understatement of the century, I get it. Too much politics and too few posters Indeed. I don't check in as much as I used to. It's the same boring old arguments rehashed and reheated, usually involving Donald Trump, Greta Thornberg and race/identity politics. Hardly ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Christmas 2019

Very enjoyable day, as usual. The day started with a (purely photographic) trip to the Forty Foot annual Christmas Day swim in Sandycove, Co Dublin, which was unbelieveably packed. It's not every day of the year that you bump into your prime minister and his boyfriend going for a swim: https://i.img...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strikes in France Last Week
Replies: 15
Views: 828

Re: Strikes in France Last Week

What are the chances of Macron holding-out on this one? French governments usually back-down in the face of widespread strikes. When similar strikes forced the government to abandon reforms around ten years ago a French friend claimed his country was "unreformable". Is this still the case?

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by Braybuddy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would a North Korean react to being in America
Replies: 29
Views: 1479

Re: How would a North Korean react to being in America

They usually find going outside the DPKR overwhelming and bewildering. I'd say probably frightening as well. We are used to sensory overload, they are not.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2256

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

There is NO insult, if you were a veteran, you would have said so. If you were a patriot of you nation you would have said so. You didn't. So you aren't. What has any of that got to do with it? A rambling non sequitur if ever there was one. I own your 'obsession' charge...and you still aren't satis...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2256

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

We call that the perfect example of 'reaching for straws'...given your method of measure/comparison as demonstrated here since you've joined...you could be trump's hidden brother as far likeness goes... ,,so continue with anemic 'you're a denier' schtick as long as you wish, like trump there's no h...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2256

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

...uh huh...keep going. Right up there with that silly childish letter trump just delivered to Pelosi. You to specialize in childish antics. BN747 Resorting to insults when you've run out of argument only loses you the argument. You make derogatory comments, then deny that you did, then deny that y...

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