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by luckyone
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ohio Governor Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Ohio Governor Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Governor of Ohio, Mark Devine His name is Mike DeWine, and he was one of the few Republicans that took this virus seriously right from the beginning. As a result, he's one of the more popular Republican govenors in America, and has won over many Democrats in Ohio. So in that regard, it's sad th...

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by luckyone
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

I personally do not like them, and some of them just look really trashy IMHO as they're a hodgepodge of whatever mood struck the wearer. I can't really look at someone with tattoos without imagining them in 30+ years as muscle and skin tone change dramatically as one ages. Admittedly I grew up a rat...

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by luckyone
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 93
Views: 12775

Re: Emirates drops FLL

But this seems still to be a rather bad choice for most inbound traffic: as other have said, most people outside the US either don't know Fort Lauderdale at all or have no idea it is very close to Miami. This means that if they want to go in Miami (or in good parts of Florida), they would simply ty...

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by luckyone
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 93
Views: 12775

Re: Emirates drops FLL

But this seems still to be a rather bad choice for most inbound traffic: as other have said, most people outside the US either don't know Fort Lauderdale at all or have no idea it is very close to Miami. This means that if they want to go in Miami (or in good parts of Florida), they would simply ty...

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by luckyone
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 93
Views: 12775

Re: Emirates drops FLL

Not surprising. I do think this goes to show how the strength of MIA and how it is the preferred airport for intercontinental traffic. Outside of DY (and it's possible that they might not even resume service), all foreign long-haul carriers (SA/BA/EK) have all discontinued their FLL service. Off th...

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by luckyone
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 42
Views: 2033

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

Fake News. Nope, not fake news... he said it! (I know you know this. ;- ) On Fox news even, no way that can be fake news.... https://www.foxnews.com/politics/transcript-fox-news-sunday-interview-with-president-trump Tugg Trump says many things. Doesn't mean it's true. I am of the position that ever...

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by luckyone
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Releases the Kraken
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Seattle Releases the Kraken

Home games to be played at “Climate Pledge Arena.” Oy vey what a dumb name. To henceforth to me be known as “The Krackhouse.”

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by luckyone
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Getting into old music?
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Getting into old music?

For a lot of people around my age that band seems to be Nirvana, which aside from one song I never could stand.

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by luckyone
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 105
Views: 5176

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

How is the US system so fundamentally broken that basic voting systems used safely and widely around the world cannot be implemented. That the system is so broken that even a few are able to believe what Trump is saying is truly gobsmacking to literally every other developed democracy on the planet...

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by luckyone
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 105
Views: 5176

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

My own two cents: He's over being POTUS and all the flack that comes with it (he'd always been able to buy himself good press before). Simultaneously he doesn't want to "lose" and is setting up a narrative that will allow him to forever beat the drum should he lose. He can have a drink wit...

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by luckyone
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Protest in Austin
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Shooting at a Protest in Austin

Does anyone with a brain actually expect the violent protest that we’ve been seeing in recent weeks to actually end without people dying or getting seriously hurt? It also shouldn’t shock anybody with a brain that in the long run minorities are going to end up bearing the brunt of the very outcomes ...

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by luckyone
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any progress on the Russian Chinese jet CRAIC CR929?
Replies: 24
Views: 5518

Re: Any progress on the Russian Chinese jet CRAIC CR929?

I always wondered what the point of this venture was, I really don't think that Russia has anything to gain from the Chinese aviation industry. They already know how to make airliners (even widebodies) and have been doing so for decades. Financial resources for development and more importantly prod...

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by luckyone
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11199

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Even more ridiculous, now 45 takes potshots at a great American, Tom Ridge, on Twitter just because he criticized the federal crackdown policy: “Recently watched failed RINO Tom Ridge, former head of Homeland Security, trying to justify his sudden love of the Radical Left Mayor of Portland, who las...

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by luckyone
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11199

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

But, because "if they just obey the police" is the new talking point of the MAGA it is just now becoming a thing. For authorities. I did not say that. And that argument falls apart when a bunch of people start setting fires in the Portland police station then complain about getting tear g...

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by luckyone
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11199

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Well, the minority that doesn't also has been the victim of random stop and frisk, and pull overs for no issues, and the cops need to deal with some of the systematic racism that is present. Agree on all counts. However, some of the protests against police brutality have been hijacked by protesters...

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by luckyone
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26085

Re: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)

Wouldn't many of the reassigned pilots find themselves in a necaderous situation, as dealing with customers is not their skillset? Possibly. But having flown Icelandair, their service isn't exactly going to win any awards. They hand a bottle of water to you and move on. Regardless, as many career f...

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by luckyone
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2868

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

I would agree there are many places in the country where people drive big trucks as status symbols - Texas is probably the capitol for this. I saw a ton of trucks lifted with top of the line trim on a recent trip to California. Driving around New England, this kind of truck ownership is far more ra...

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by luckyone
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2868

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Most people take their tow hitches off when they aren’t towing... Call me skeptical. We had two vehicles with tow hitches and they never came off--we used them regularly, almost weekly for recreational boating. Nobody I knew growing up that used their vehicles for towing ever took their tow hitches...

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by luckyone
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2868

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

VTKillarney wrote:
My biggest gripe with pickup trucks is parking the darn things.

Well they've certainly become larger. The "midsize" Colorado and Ranger are about the same dimensions as the F-150/Silverado of 20 years ago.

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by luckyone
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2868

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Who's to say who does and who doesn't need a pickup truck? Usually all it takes is 1. looking at the bed to see how dirty and scratched it is because even the best liners get light scuff marks and 2. Does it have a tow hitch. A great many trucks are bling and never see more than groceries in the ba...

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by luckyone
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2868

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

they are used by people who do not really need pickup trucks. Who's to say who does and who doesn't need a pickup truck? Usually all it takes is 1. looking at the bed to see how dirty and scratched it is because even the best liners get light scuff marks and 2. Does it have a tow hitch. A great man...

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by luckyone
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding

Wouldn't that tank your credit rating? That's what I always thought. I have a casual friend who extols the virtues of credit cards for their rewards and bragged about getting at least his 30th credit card. As one of my parents regularly abused credit cards when I was young this gave me a panic atta...

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by luckyone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding

One family of 3 had 45 credit cards in 2 years or something like that. Wouldn't that tank your credit rating? That's what I always thought. I have a casual friend who extols the virtues of credit cards for their rewards and bragged about getting at least his 30th credit card. As one of my parents r...

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by luckyone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11199

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

extender wrote:
Maybe people need to stop videoing themselves for their fifteen minutes of fame.

Like I said earlier, at this point a great deal of it is exhibitionism and virtue signaling.

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by luckyone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11199

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

People looking at their social media feeds and the outlets they follow and notice it more. We had protesters run down on a Seattle freeway. I am guessing it was the express lanes under downtown, which were closed, so the driver was not supposed to be there anyway. Indeed it's tragic that at least o...

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by luckyone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing
Replies: 47
Views: 2241

Re: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing

Honestly...do we actually expect better at this point...

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by luckyone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

I've been reading more as events are reported this morning. There's been over 30 arrests from people who refuse to leave the scene. Some of the more prominent CHOP "leaders" are not among them...how cute. This is how “liberal protests” always work. Those in charge know how to stay out of ...

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by luckyone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

SPD reportedly clearing the area. High time, too. Thirteen have been arrested so far. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/seattle-police-clearing-chop-protest-zone/ Mayor Durkan has also formally requested the City Council investigate Kshama Sawant (high time if you ask me). Ms. Sawant needs ...

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by luckyone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

This leftist (me, and all of my leftist Seattle friends) think Sawant is a commie. (socialists want to nationalize, she just wants to kill off all the Kulaks and appropriate their assets) The message of CHOP both to Reagan Republicans and commies (also fascists) is that government is not the proble...

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by luckyone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11199

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

It doesn't matter if the police officers are from the community or not....community members are not asking for the officers' addresses before they disrespect them, throw things at them, scream in their faces, and, in some cases, act violently against them. I agree that something needs to be done. T...

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by luckyone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11199

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

The police haven't been defunded yet. From the article. All this does is reinforce that many communities may need something other than a traditional police force, and that maybe we need a solution to folks that are now out of jail trying to reclaim territory. I think you may have overlooked the las...

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by luckyone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations
Replies: 26
Views: 1575

Re: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations

Aesma wrote:
Also Merkel won't bother to talk to him, there is a reason for that.

German pragmatism. Why bother engaging in something pointless.

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by luckyone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

This leftist (me, and all of my leftist Seattle friends) think Sawant is a commie. (socialists want to nationalize, she just wants to kill off all the Kulaks and appropriate their assets) The message of CHOP both to Reagan Republicans and commies (also fascists) is that government is not the proble...

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by luckyone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

I've been reading more as events are reported this morning. There's been over 30 arrests from people who refuse to leave the scene. Some of the more prominent CHOP "leaders" are not among them...how cute.

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by luckyone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

SPD reportedly clearing the area. High time, too. Thirteen have been arrested so far. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/seattle-police-clearing-chop-protest-zone/ Mayor Durkan has also formally requested the City Council investigate Kshama Sawant (high time if you ask me). Ms. Sawant needs ...

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by luckyone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

SPD reportedly clearing the area. High time, too. Thirteen have been arrested so far. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/seattle-police-clearing-chop-protest-zone/ Mayor Durkan has also formally requested the City Council investigate Kshama Sawant (high time if you ask me). Ms. Sawant needs t...

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by luckyone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

This leftist (me, and all of my leftist Seattle friends) think Sawant is a commie. (socialists want to nationalize, she just wants to kill off all the Kulaks and appropriate their assets) The message of CHOP both to Reagan Republicans and commies (also fascists) is that government is not the proble...

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by luckyone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 82
Views: 2822

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

apodino wrote:
in Louisiana, this law was not controversial.

A lot of laws have been "not controversial" at the time of their passing. That doesn't mean they will hold up to a legal challenge.

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by luckyone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3264

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

California in a nutshell. We were the first state to "lockdown" and our case numbers are spiking. But California also started easing its lockdown which led to spikes. It's the same thing that's happening in WA. Over here, they've paused the reopenings. Counties that were eligible to fully...

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by luckyone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

I am afraid there could be a very violent and deadly conflict.soon, ending up like Kent State 50 years ago. A lot of people are. At best, the city seems to be wagering that if they act later rather than sooner there will be much less public sympathy should the goons not leave and have to be forcibl...

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by luckyone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3264

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

In one Houston hospital system (Methodist), apparently 60% of COVID admits are under the age of 50. "Previously, about 1 in 5 people in intensive care unit beds were under 50. Now, he said it is almost 1 in 3." Just to be clear, people are admitted to hospital for COVID, but they don't aut...

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by luckyone
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3264

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

The situation in Florida has been given "undue weight," a form of media bias. From a medical treatment perspective, no, it has not been given undue weight. If current trends continue, Florida is going to be out of ICU beds by the end of August--yes those models are susceptible to a lot of...

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by luckyone
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China "Backdoors" - What everyone feared may be reality
Replies: 23
Views: 1502

Re: China "Backdoors" - What everyone feared may be reality

You mean the movie “The Net” was real???

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by luckyone
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

slider wrote:
And Kshama Sawant is batshit crazy. SEA, reap what you sow....

I would just like to point out that she doesn't speak for every resident in Seattle, if no one else, me. I don't live in her district but if I did I would be her most vocal opponent.

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by luckyone
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

Inslee is the governor of an state, not just a neighborhood in a city. He was not "asleep at the switch" so much as governing an entire state, Inslee should've sent the National Guard in on night 1. He's guilty of allowing anarchy and criminal activity to occur. The buck stops with him. A...

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by luckyone
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

That's a rather bold statement. 1. It's literally been three days. 2. Murder isn't a federal crime unless it happens under a select few circumstances While local authorities invited the killing by dismantling police and laws there, it's completely out of their jurisdiction. "Local authorities&...

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by luckyone
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4310

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Scores of people won't do something simple as wearing a mask to stop the spread because they'd rather listen to an oaf than the scientific community. Welcome to a physician's daily life. Americans, like many people, are mistrustful of what they cannot understand. And most people have only a minimal...

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by luckyone
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4310

Re: EU may permanently ban US citizens from entering EU

Travel from China, as well as some developing countries, will be allowed, the report states. LOL. Yeah, import those millions of hidden COVID cases from China and developing countries (no testing there, so nothing to see, people). Sounds like a plan! Perhaps they should "Huge a Chinese" a...

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by luckyone
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Ultimately, can you really be surprised? Sooner or later the mass hysteria (originally rooted in well-founded frustration but not guided in any way) is going to just be an excuse for some to rage...it certainly doesn't help the argument of "defund the police."

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by luckyone
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

Why is this a problem? They are insurgent marxists/communists. Because even though I agree with you optics matter and the cold hard reality is until their “protest” unsightly and a joke, barreling over protestors of “police brutality” isn’t going to be very effective and is just going to add fuel t...

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