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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1302

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

Things like this are why so many people are getting fed up and with our politicians. Masks for thee, but not for me. https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/20/san-francisco-mayor-london-breed-maskless-keilar-roll-the-tape-newday-vpx.cnn Hypocrisy or not, everyone should be following mask and v...

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by mbmbos
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1302

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

Things like this are why so many people are getting fed up and with our politicians. Masks for thee, but not for me. https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/20/san-francisco-mayor-london-breed-maskless-keilar-roll-the-tape-newday-vpx.cnn Hypocrisy or not, everyone should be following mask and v...

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by mbmbos
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6845

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Newsom may pull this out but it should have never have been this close. He is a terrible elected official as is Kamala but California is getting fed up if you can't see that you are being blinded buy identity politics. It's interesting you refer to a male politician by their last name but a female ...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work
Replies: 37
Views: 1375

Re: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work

I've been a WFH employee since before the pandemic started, and it works for me. Recently, my company - a very sizeable corporation - spoke to employees in an all-hands meeting. They stated they had looked at the metrics and found that office workers who had been working from home since the start of...

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by mbmbos
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops
Replies: 34
Views: 2184

Re: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops

Ok, I can agree with the air fresheners (already an absurd law in my opinion) but if your license plate tags/tabs are expired, they're expired...that needs address ed. Your thoughts on the wider story here? Here in Massachusetts, police do not pull cars over because of expired tags. They go to park...

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by mbmbos
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

Are schools in the business of teaching what is morally wrong? I cannot recall being taught what was "morally right and wrong" in school or university. Instead, we were taught knowledge. We covered the holocaust of jewish people in WWII, slavery, and many other disturbing topics, as facts...

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by mbmbos
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 2246

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

It's disappointing he has been let off, but due process does matter. And it appears the original prosecutor really muffed the case. Here's an article that clarifies the PA Supreme Court decision: https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-bill-cosby-conviction-overturned-20210630-rgzpbl7g...

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by mbmbos
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 2619

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

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

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by mbmbos
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians
Replies: 61
Views: 14845

Re: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians

I am not saying what I believe; I am just saying according to my knowledge some of them are trying to deal with the situation in American society this way, and I have not attached moral judgement to their selection I don't know much about the Asian community at large. We had a Filipino family livin...

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by mbmbos
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians
Replies: 61
Views: 14845

Re: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians

I have asked a similar question before but how did American invented the term AAPI? It is a bit absurd although there are still commonality in geographical area to group everyone from Asia as Asian, but then Pacific Islanders also being grouped together? Back to the topic, I have read about article...

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by mbmbos
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your favorite pens (writing)?
Replies: 30
Views: 1624

Re: What are your favorite pens (writing)?

Oh-oh, you just asked the wrong question. I'm a fountain pen maven. I try not to be a collector but I've amassed some lovely fountain pens. I've got a Krone, a Namiki Vanishing Point, a Sailor, a Platinum, a Conway Stewart, two Dunhills, an Aurora...and the list goes on. I love to write in journals ...

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by mbmbos
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6720

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

And just today it was revealed that Houston is the first major city to report the presence of every single COVID strain.

Way to go Texas!

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by mbmbos
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Possibly Killed by Comet Rather Than Asteroid
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Re: Dinosaurs Possibly Killed by Comet Rather Than Asteroid

The distinction between comets and asteroids is becoming murkier. Some asteroids contain ice and comets contain minerals. Even origin isn't a defining characteristic anymore, even though most comets come from the Kuiper Belt or extreme outer solar system and most asteroids we encounter come from th...

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by mbmbos
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dinosaurs Possibly Killed by Comet Rather Than Asteroid
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Re: Dinosaurs Possibly Killed by Comet Rather Than Asteroid

The distinction between comets and asteroids is becoming murkier. Some asteroids contain ice and comets contain minerals. Even origin isn't a defining characteristic anymore, even though most comets come from the Kuiper Belt or extreme outer solar system and most asteroids we encounter come from the...

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by mbmbos
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5487

Re: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

Say or write nothing but good things about the dead... He's making a joke. If you'll notice, you can scroll a long way down in his post indicating he had nothing good to say, just empty space - which says a lot about what he thinks about Limbarugh. Thank you. Why? Being dead doesn’t suddenly nullif...

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by mbmbos
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl LV Chiefs and the Buccaneers
Replies: 38
Views: 1913

Re: Super Bowl LV Chiefs and the Buccaneers

I'll start by acknowledging that Brady is the best that's ever been. Having said that, it was the Bucs' defense that won that game. Hard to name just one guy on that squad as MVP which is why Brady got it IMO. Totally agree. The Bucs made the Saints and the Packers look shaky in their prior playoff...

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by mbmbos
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3480

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

And there you go. You've already lost the argument when you speak in generalities, and labels and generalize a behavior for an entire group. LGBTQ have a complete absence of critical thinking skills? I'm talking about the LGBTQ movement because there's a groupthink there for sure. Are you saying th...

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by mbmbos
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3480

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

I suppose I'm talking more about the complete absence of critical thinking among LGBTQs. And there you go. You've already lost the argument when you speak in generalities, and labels and generalize a behavior for an entire group. LGBTQ have a complete absence of critical thinking skills? Really? Th...

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by mbmbos
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3480

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

I get criticised for not towing the LGBTQ line, but increasingly find myself alienated from their politics. Anyone outside these identities who offer any sort of criticism are automatically labelled phobic. If we are to be equal, we are entitled to be criticised, both from inside and outside the mo...

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by mbmbos
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3480

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

Is "identity politics" a real thing or a term of derision cooked up in a K Street lobbying group? The usual way I see "identity politics" applied is by a conservative when someone appeals to compassion for other people. It helps them to dispense with the niceties of discourse and...

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by mbmbos
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system
Replies: 63
Views: 3336

Re: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system

In the overwhelming majority of the developed world, and many countries in the developing world, there is high trust in the various electoral systems. Fraud is demonstrably low, and rarely considered to be an issue in determining close election outcomes. From what is reported, a significant proport...

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by mbmbos
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pres-Elect Biden's proposed cabinet and WH top staff picks
Replies: 82
Views: 4382

Re: Pres-Elect Biden's proposed cabinet and WH top staff picks

Pelosi understands that AOC is a force. She isn't a force she is a zealot who comes from a far left district like her fellow squad members and don't represent most of the party. Keep yelling defund the police and green new deal. It worked wonders in the Dems gaining house seats, oh wait. It will be...

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by mbmbos
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Music Videos
Replies: 55
Views: 3162

Re: Favourite Music Videos

Aw c'mon, there's only one number one video:

"Losing My Religion" by R.E.M.

I would also add "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley and "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak.

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by mbmbos
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4317

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

If Trump can't win reelection he will burn the whole thing down. It's a trait of malignant narcissists.

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by mbmbos
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105952

Re: Official Election thread

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-face ... 1479855286

Unless Obama was lying, was he?


"Brink" of war?

LOL.
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AirWorthy99 wrote:
mbmbos wrote:
AirWorthy99 wrote:
When Trump assumed office, we were on the brink of war with North Korea.


This is completely untrue.


A bit of history here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-face ... 1479855286

Unless Obama was lying, was he?


"Brink" of war?

LOL.

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by mbmbos
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105952

Re: Official Election thread

AirWorthy99 wrote:
When Trump assumed office, we were on the brink of war with North Korea.


This is completely untrue.

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by mbmbos
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Humor - 50th anniversary of a whale of a blow up. No political overtones
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Humor - 50th anniversary of a whale of a blow up. No political overtones

I remember this. It was so obvious this wouldn't end well and therein lay the humor.

Thanks for the reminder!

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by mbmbos
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105952

Re: Official Election thread

I can't see how the Dems come back in OH Since when was OH on play? TX, GA, or any of the other fake swing states the MSM said were on play? Trump is going to win FL witha bigger margin than 2016. That tells you something abour the polling. According to the MSM. Biden was going to win OH, FL, NC, P...

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by mbmbos
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tony Bobulinski
Replies: 88
Views: 3645

Re: Tony Bobulinski

Like really answering to these very serious accusations. Biden has gotten so much free campaign contributions from the media, that is astounding. Sooo.... you want to go back to the "equal airtime" days? Tugg How about shielding any negative press, any negative questions against him. Aski...

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by mbmbos
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tony Bobulinski
Replies: 88
Views: 3645

Re: Tony Bobulinski

NIKV69 wrote:
I don't think this will sway many voters. In the end what does Biden in is his rapid cognitive decline not this.


What makes you think Biden is in "cognitive decline?" And what are you qualifications for making this claim?

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by mbmbos
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 295
Views: 25962

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

why isn't he cashing his paycheck to be president. It looks like he can use his salary. He donates it so he can write that off too. I think everyone here should learn tax law before they throw bombs. Also I can't wait to see who gets convicted of a felony for giving this info to the times and if th...

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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 6880

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

Yes, not true. I've watched the entire Kentucky AG's press conference so far (it is still ongoing). He laid out exactly what happened. The officers had a knock-and-announce warrant. They knocked, announced, and received no answer. They forced the door and the first officer through the door was imme...

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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 6880

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

That's simply untrue. One officer entered the apartment and was shot the second he walked inside. The others immediately returned fire. Not true? According to police reports? Yes, not true. I've watched the entire Kentucky AG's press conference so far (it is still ongoing). He laid out exactly what...

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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 6880

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

Officer Hankinson has been charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. A warrant has been issued and bond has been set at $15,000. No other charges will be filed. A lot of people are going to be unhappy about the lack of substantial charges, but I think it was the right decision based on the ...

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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 6880

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

Officer Hankinson has been charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. A warrant has been issued and bond has been set at $15,000. No other charges will be filed. A lot of people are going to be unhappy about the lack of substantial charges, but I think it was the right decision based on the ...

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by mbmbos
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watching PanAm B707 landing
Replies: 13
Views: 3620

Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

Wonderful! Thank you.

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by mbmbos
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phone Call from a potential employer to reject a candidate?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Phone Call from a potential employer to reject a candidate?

I think emails are the norm these days so I don't consider it rude. Not notifying a candidate at all is inconsiderate and I believe affects a company's good will. I do believe it is wise to call a candidate if the decision was painfully close or if you want to consider the candidate for a future ope...

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by mbmbos
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are Your Favorite Albums?
Replies: 46
Views: 2013

Re: What are Your Favorite Albums?

Not that I don't love rock n'roll but not one piece of classical? Anyone ever heard Beethoven's 6th? Well, if you're going to complain about it, show us the goods. Who are your favorites? You can't just say "Beethoven's 6th." I don't claim to be a classical music maven, but here's a list ...

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by mbmbos
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are Your Favorite Albums?
Replies: 46
Views: 2013

Re: What are Your Favorite Albums?

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Charles Mingus - Ah Um
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Dinah Washington - The Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury
X - Los Angeles
The Ramones - Rocket to Russia
REM - Life's Rich Pageant
REM - Murmur
Al Green - The Essential Album Collection

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by mbmbos
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Appeals court Keeps Flynn case alive.
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Appeals court Keeps Flynn case alive.

How bizarre. Would you all support a trial judge in some run of the mill criminal case defying the orders of the state to drop the prosecution? Judges are supposed to be impartial. We have gradually taken power from them and for good reason. Note that a judge is not allowed to impose a death senten...

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by mbmbos
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers

Sounds like the GOP when they tried to smear Trump for wanting to sleep with his daughter, or paying off hookers and then not releasing his tax returns. But even Christians came to adulate him for his family man values. Things change, maybe Dems will come to embrace LGTB causes. For now gays will n...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Safer We Become...
Replies: 44
Views: 2359

Re: "The Safer We Become...

I think it's an amazingly trite platitude. As of this minute, 164,000 U.S. citizens have lost their lives to COVID. No other nation on earth has experienced this death toll - in raw numbers or per capita. This is wrong. Several nations have had a greater number of cases and deaths per capita. The n...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Safer We Become...
Replies: 44
Views: 2359

Re: "The Safer We Become...

..., the more intolerable any remaining risk appears." I heard this quotation while listening to a podcast on drivinig . As more and more CoVid restrictions reinstated/continued/enhanced and cancellations (college fall sports), I continue to reflect on the statement. I floated this topic at a ...

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by mbmbos
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4396

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video

So if you give someone a great big firm hug and they have cardiac arrest or an aneurysm that very second, would that be murder? If the autopsy confirmed he was not choked to death and it was caused by other causes (drugs, heart failure, etc...) - I don't see how that is murder. The guy was tripping...

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by mbmbos
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4396

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Please post a source for this. Forum rules require that factual statements be accompanied by a source. ✈️ atcsundevil i am sorry, i was just hinting at his initial autopsy that i assume everyone has seen. someone else linked it for me though, thankfully. Like many "sensational" events, th...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4396

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Sometimes, sure. I haven't seen that happening here, though. And yet you won't tell us why you keep promoting stats that show African Americans are more criminal. So yes, you have seen it here. I've told you why. You just don't like my explanation because it is easier to try and paint someone as a ...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4396

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Murdered. Was he a good guy? No. That doesn't mean the cops get to be executioner. This video changes nothing. There is a lot of evidence that shows this was a drug overdose and that he was suffering from excited delirium syndrome. This video proves he was unresponsive; (he was claustrophobic in hi...

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by mbmbos
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4396

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

No, it doesn't turn the case upside down. It is amazing to see the lengths some will go to, to justify violence against African Americans.

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by mbmbos
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 76
Views: 3797

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

I don't doubt that claim for one second. BN747 What interests me here is this, if Clinton was compromised and had been for such a long time, how many of those conspiracy theories about the Clintons are actually true? Only the ones that have credible evidence behind them. This one always has. Vince ...

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by mbmbos
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 6249

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Don't get too comfortable arguing the unconstitutionality of Trump's attempts to meddle with the election. If the past four years have demonstrating anything, we have seen that much of the government operates on the honor system. So many procedural norms have been flouted as well as our constitution...

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