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by MaverickM11
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4018

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

Now Bolton is saying he briefed the president on this issue last year. https://apnews.com/425e43fa0ffdd6e126c5171653ec47d1 officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a ...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2269

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

Another argument for allowing hate speech is simply that a "Barking Dog Doesn't Bite". Allowing people to rant and relieve their anger should be the preferred choice over having people simmer their hatred underground and commit physical violence. Also, by banning "hate speech" y...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2269

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

Trump supporters can never find the evYl antifa boogeyman but they sure find a lot of Nazis...in the mirror! :rotfl:

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by MaverickM11
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3329

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

When the Civil Rights Act was passed, no one dreamed the word “sex” meant what the SCOTUS said it meant this week. Why are you so damned afraid of actually persuading the public and the Congress to write laws or amend laws when society changes, rather than have 9 people change it for you. Read the ...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3329

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

I would be very careful with celebrating this. If you read the majority opinion it already contains a way to circumvent the ruling - just claim you are exercising your religious freedom. Nothing new there--christians used religious freedom to support slavery, segregation, and now Trump. Even evange...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy
Replies: 77
Views: 4231

Re: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy

I'm shocked--SHOCKED--that a neocon interventionist would have sour grapes that POTUS has extracted us from hostilities and de-escalated tensions around the globe. Trump must not have gotten the message from the hawk neocons that the military-industrial complex needs to be constantly fed. The one t...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3329

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

I was very surprised and very pleased to hear of the ruling! What Justice Gorsuch stated: "Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids," is the simple argument I have been making when discussing such discrimination. The idea that somehow pe...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to be formed in China
Replies: 12
Views: 3890

Re: New airline to be formed in China

Seems like a pointless exercise but ok. Why not just have any of the existing airlines bulk up on the island?

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by MaverickM11
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5570

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

The confederate flag is a great virtual signal so others know you're trash without even having to guess.

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15899

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Here is the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFeewU0HhNE Here is Trump's tweet. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1270333484528214018 If Trump gets a second term, it will be a shame. How do you fall harder than you get pushed? Extra-gravity generator in his pocket or what? Well, I gu...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed
Replies: 22
Views: 922

Re: NYT publishing Cotton's op-ed

So, there's been swift reaction (mostly in the form of backlash and surprise) with the NYT publishing an op-ed by AR Sen Cotton where he calls for the deployment of troops to restore order from the protests (warning: paywall). Let me start by saying that this piece is utter garbage. Sen. Cotton sho...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gen. Mattis Says POTUS is ‘Making a Mockery of the Constitution’
Replies: 75
Views: 3673

Re: Gen. Mattis Says POTUS is ‘Making a Mockery of the Constitution’

Anyone with a brain would know this 30 years ago--Trump has always been human garbage driven only by revenge and greed--and since he's so terrible at making money, that leaves nothing but revenge. And revenge is all conservatives have ever wanted since they got shellacked in the Civil War. But sure....

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by MaverickM11
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5342

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

... And in the mean time, WHO dropped their study on hydroxychloroquine re. COVID-19 because the heart effects were so voluminous that it was unethical to continue. You can't make this kind of idiocy up, and I subscribe to a couple Lancet journals. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/22/hy...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 8724

Re: trump vows to end violence now

You clearly only believe what you want to believe. I guess you know more than the local, state, and federal officials who are dealing with these looters and far left agitators, right? Show me the videos. I know that people far smarter than right wing fascists are working hard to arrest those respon...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 8724

Re: trump vows to end violence now

[ You gonna speak to the anarchocommunist manager, Karen? You might be surprised to be looking in the mirror: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/twitter-takes-down-washington-protest-disinformation-bot-behavior-n1221456 The exception is not the rule, Maverick. Unless all of these white supremaci...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 8724

Re: trump vows to end violence now

The US president should read what happened in Chile when the president there for days and days talked about how they should get tough with the people protesting (which was a small minority), but because he sounded so tone-deaf about what it was all really about (inequality), the protests grew massi...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 8724

Re: trump vows to end violence now

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/01/trump-vows-to-end-violent-protests/24503547/ You must dominate the streets, you are all weak to the Governors, I am the Law and order President, all from the current occupant of the White House. I hope everyone saw him with his minions cross the street to...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

The Supreme Court Has a Chance To End Qualified Immunity and Prevent Cases Like George Floyd's The Supreme Court could announce as early as Monday that it's revisiting qualified immunity, a doctrine that shields rotten cops from civil rights lawsuits. https://reason.com/2020/05/29/the-supreme-court...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US
Replies: 55
Views: 2643

Re: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US

Ask the unions. It’s one of their biggest bargaining chips when they are negotiating new contracts. What point are you trying to make? Are you trying to say that unions are the reason hwy we don't have single payer? If so please back that up with some actual facts. Did not realize big pharma was a ...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets
Replies: 46
Views: 1633

Re: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets

...and we are all curious what Trump will put in an executive order today, and how much that in fact violates Freedom of Speech I wouldn't worry about it too much. i am not worried, just curious what sort of authority he is making up this time. best regards Thomas On the one hand, he's going to dem...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 28, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets
Replies: 46
Views: 1633

Re: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets

Imagine what a wonderful world we'd have if someone, somewhere, ever held Donald Trump to the same rules that everyone else has to follow. The 1st amendment doesn't have rules for certain people and other ones for others. I don't know anything about this story and I think Joe Scarborough is an oppo...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 28, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

If charged and convicted they would probably beg for the death penalty, I would not want to be a police officer about to go into prison. Especially for murder. Or we could just aim for the stars and focus on less murder/death...but that would expose the total moral bankruptcy of the all lives matte...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 27, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

This is why we still need the death penalty. If charged and convicted they would probably beg for the death penalty, I would not want to be a police officer about to go into prison. Especially for murder. Or we could just aim for the stars and focus on less murder/death...but that would expose the ...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 27, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

LCDFlight wrote:
Pretty good chance of 4 murder convictions on this one.

*shrug* he has the lawyer for the cop that murdered Philando Castile apparently, and he got off

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 27, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 110
Views: 5284

Re: Another day, another Karen...

After reading the article, though, I was a bit sad to see that she surrendered the dog in question back to the shelter that she adopted it from. Apparently she had owned the dog for several years. Dogs don't know a thing about racism and even people that are bigots can provide good homes for dogs. ...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 27, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets
Replies: 46
Views: 1633

Re: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets

In any case, I am with Mark Cuban on this, Trump should own up to his position of President and stop with this crap. Well that's physically impossible since he has the IQ of a chickpea, is totally incapable of acknowledging the consequences of his own actions, and has a sky high approval rating int...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 20, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5342

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

Especially a morbidly obese man with heart issues taking a drug that could blow up his heart. what is trump's BMI? "morbidly obese" is anything over 30, correct? He definitely qualifies. And for someone so concerned with women's looks it's weird that he hired that morbidly obese crosseyed...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 20, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5342

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

I still think that this is probably some giant tragicomic misunderstanding that started when someone put the wrong label on Trump's Tylenol and continues because the man has to be absolutely right about everything at all times, and everyone must be informed of such. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkma...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 20, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5342

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

I commend the POTUS for trialing a potentially super-duper medicine. :thumbsup: Especially a morbidly obese man with heart issues taking a drug that could blow up his heart. I say chloroquine smoothies for everyone in the admin and Fox News! Next he needs to inject disinfectant to prove to us it wo...

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by MaverickM11
Mon May 18, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA Mini Hub at CDG (Looking For The Definitive List)
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: TWA Mini Hub at CDG (Looking For The Definitive List)

Have you tried departedflights dot com?

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by MaverickM11
Sat May 16, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8402

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

I feel the situation has become so worse that every 'Afro American' should thank GOD every day for being alive the very next day. Because sadly, people like Arbery, Travon Martin, David Brown, and many others will be mistaken for as a criminal by some folks and be killed in the name of 'Self-Defenc...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 13, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 39
Views: 2754

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

What I don't understand--sorta--is that Covid19 overwhelmingly kills the elderly and men, and Fox News' audience is on average 70 years old and male. Seems self defeating. Hi Folks, as expected it would appear the knowingly spread misinformation, internal Mails show Fox News was aware Covid-19 is re...

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by MaverickM11
Sun May 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8402

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Well the person who leaked the video came forth: A supposed friend of the McMichaels, who thought releasing it would settle the issue and their innocence. https://www.foxnews.com/us/lawyer-says-he-leaked-ahmaud-arbery-shooting-video-on-behalf-of-the-2-suspects I swear people seem to only be able to...

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by MaverickM11
Sun May 10, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8402

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

And despite all of that, more white people are killed by the police each year than black people. The exception is not the norm. Imagine thinking this is a good justification I'm not trying to "justify" anything....just putting a tired narrative to rest. Of course it's a justification. Hav...

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by MaverickM11
Sat May 09, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Salon owner Shelley Luther released from jail
Replies: 54
Views: 1980

Re: Texas Salon owner Shelley Luther released from jail

The gofundme for her support is just over $500,000 in the last few days. Not surprising. Not anymore at least. I have been shocked at the amount of money some people raise and so far in excess of what is needed/requested. But bleeding hearts love doing what they do to help! Tugg Are conservatives a...

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by MaverickM11
Sat May 09, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8402

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

N583JB wrote:
And despite all of that, more white people are killed by the police each year than black people. The exception is not the norm.

Imagine thinking this is a good justification

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by MaverickM11
Fri May 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Salon owner Shelley Luther released from jail
Replies: 54
Views: 1980

Re: Texas Salon owner Shelley Luther released from jail

Not surprising. Not anymore at least. I have been shocked at the amount of money some people raise and so far in excess of what is needed/requested. But bleeding hearts love doing what they do to help! Ahmaud Arbery's gofundme for his family is over 300,000. It truly is amazing how many people are ...

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by MaverickM11
Fri May 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Salon owner Shelley Luther released from jail
Replies: 54
Views: 1980

Re: Texas Salon owner Shelley Luther released from jail

May 8, 2020 Dallas, Texas salon owner Shelley Luther has become the face of the movement to free the nation from the oppressive lockdowns imposed by despotic governors and mayors. Former Congressman Allen West, a Texas Republican, likened Luther to Rosa Parks. “Shelley Luther is our modern-day Rosa...

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by MaverickM11
Fri May 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8402

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Seems like a murder to me, but I worry that the men involved may get off on a technicality because the video shows Ahmaud rushing the guy with the shotgun (I probably would have done the same thing in Ahmaud's situation). My best guess is that they indict on a lesser charge like manslaughter so tha...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 07, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Salon owner Shelley Luther released from jail
Replies: 54
Views: 1980

Re: Texas Salon owner Shelley Luther released from jail

Awww Look at the Special Snowflake, Rules don't apply to her. So nice to be able to have a corrupt politician on her side. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: The governor made the rules and, when he saw pushback from the lowest of his knuckle-dragging supporters, he reversed course. A real "p...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Takes Executive Action to Keep Meat-Processing Plants Open
Replies: 43
Views: 2135

Re: Trump Takes Executive Action to Keep Meat-Processing Plants Open

WI Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack thinks plant workers aren't "regular folks." "(The surge) was due to the meatpacking — that's where Brown County got the flare. It wasn't just the regular folks in Brown County." Not regular people...In Brown County...Home of the *checks n...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Takes Executive Action to Keep Meat-Processing Plants Open
Replies: 43
Views: 2135

Re: Trump To Order Illegals To Keep Working

alfa164 wrote:
Well, it seems to be the only way to make undocumented entry subject to the death penalty. Stephen Miller must be licking his chops...

:roll:

MAGAts not lining up for meat packing jobs? Weird.

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17166

Re: Biden's follies

When you can't attack the message, attack the messenger. THIS IS LITERALLY ALL TRUMP DOES 24/7 JESUS CHRIST WHAT BROKE IN YOUR BRAIN Trump voters aren't racists, they're rapists! And they're raping their daughters too! Definitely racists, or as y'all say "economic anxiety". Never said the...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 06, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22285

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

Back those those anti lockdown types, what a surprise! A 53-year-old man who was helping to plan armed protests against social distancing in Colorado is facing federal charges after the FBI found four pipe bombs in his home last Friday. Bradley Bunn apparently caught the attention of authorities wh...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 06, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17166

Re: Biden's follies

Yes, that is definitely the standard Democrats set. Only one Democrat Senator voted to confirm Kavanaugh after he was effectively put on trial for sexual assault. Trump never admitted to sexual assault on tape. He stated the obvious. There are women who will have sex with celebrities for that very ...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump asks the Nobel Committee to revoke awards to journalists
Replies: 32
Views: 1993

Re: Donald Trump asks the Nobel Committee to revoke awards to journalists

From Trump's Twitter @ approx. 1855 EDT 4/25 Does anybody get the meaning of what a so-called Noble (not Nobel) Prize is, especially as it pertains to Reporters and Journalists? Noble is defined as, “having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals.” Does sarcasm ever w...

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by MaverickM11
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22285

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

No one is willing to sacrifice anyone, we're just asking for sensible reactions... not blind, wailing panic. WHAT. IS. THE. PLAN? No one is in "wailing panic" but other than "opening up"--but not Georgia it's too soon :rotfl: --there is no GOP plan. None. Just swinging from self...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 65934

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

You bash Georgia, because the MSM is doing too Uh... the Republican President of the United States is ruthlessly bashing the Governor of Georgia for his actions. You left that part out. Trump: Liberate the states! Georgia: We're liberatin'! Trump: Not like that. I do not support Georgia. My mind is...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 65934

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

The suicides caused by the high unemployment of a global economic crash will kill more than the virus ever could. Get back to work! Again, Kemp has moved to get people back to work in Georgia, and the President, who he is an ardent supporter of, wrecked him for it ( again today! ) So who is right? ...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18114

Re: CARES Act Forces B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

This is the kind of BS that happens when the govt begins choosing which stations you must fly to. Hello 1977. New B6 routes: Chicago – Minneapolis/St. Paul Denver – Albuquerque New Orleans – Houston Las Vegas – San Diego Seattle – Portland, OR Long Beach – Palm Springs Salt Lake City – Bozeman Denv...

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