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by Newark727
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 130
Views: 6048

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Man, this guy must be a serious threat to the dems for them to constantly go after him. So much that the very laws of cause and effect no longer apply, apparently. Ask any long tenured New Yorker, and they'll tell you he was a lying slimeball paying to settle lawsuits back in the 1980s, before he'd...

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 130
Views: 6048

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I was just on a "gun forum" and a few members opined that they didn't understand why the Secret Service didn't "defend" the property. They obviously don't know what their job is. Anyone who finds themselves asking "why didn't the Secret Service shoot at the FBI agents?"...

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 130
Views: 6048

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

LabQuest wrote:
Trump would be silent


Does not compute.

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by Newark727
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7113
Views: 492753

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It looks like Russia might turn to North Korea for troops: https://www.eutimes.net/2022/08/north-korea-may-send-100000-troops-to-ukraine-to-help-russia/ It sure is a damning indictment if the mighty Russian army needs to turn to Syria and North Korea for troops. Amazing how they keep on trying to j...

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by Newark727
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Something Lighthearted
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Something Lighthearted

Since he passed away this week, I've been listening to a lot of clips of the great baseball broadcaster Vin Scully. The voice of the Dodgers for an incredible 66 years, he was gifted with an unprecedented knowledge of and passion for the game, but also possessed a wonderfully understated sense of hu...

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Eric" for U.S. Senate in Missouri
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: "Eric" for U.S. Senate in Missouri

For some reason this reminds me of the Monty Python sketch where John Cleese played a man who named all his pets Eric.

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by Newark727
Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 6752

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

sierrakilo44 wrote:
Avatar2go wrote:
a right to visit any nation she chooses,


Official US policy is that the island of Taiwan is a part of the nation of China, with it capital in Beijing.


Oh, so Pelosi's visiting China then. Not sure why China needs to get so worked up about that.

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by Newark727
Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World War 3 over... License plates?
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: World War 3 over... License plates?

To be honest, it's not like the disputes leading up to World War I were much more sensible than this...

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by Newark727
Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1276
Views: 242757

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

I have to say that it’s surprised me how the Chinese carriers have not taken advantage of the air cargo demand. I get some other factors come into play, but they were already large and have the home base. I think CK has taken a couple new 777s recently? I’m quoting them getting rid of one. Both of ...

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by Newark727
Fri Jul 29, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1276
Views: 242757

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

DHL UK has purchased a 12 year old ex China Cargo 777-F6N (L/N869, C/N 37714, B-2078) with new registration G-DHLW. The aircraft has been painted in DHL livery at XMN and has been test flown at July 20th 2022, see : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/B2078/history/20220719/2138Z I have to say that...

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by Newark727
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1608

Re: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

Golf has to be the most inane, boring "sport" invented. A perfect pastime for old white guys to waste their dwindling days driving little carts around courses that could be better used as dog parks or people parks. with you so far... Golf ranks right up there with American and European fo...

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23691

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

luckyone wrote:
Out of nowhere Trump announces he is planning to sue CNN for defamatory comments. Guess the hearings are actually getting to him. He’s blowing the dog whistle.


The man got $5 billion in free media coverage. The least he could do is show a little gratitude.

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: An Airplane is Like a Marriage
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: An Airplane is Like a Marriage

SEAorPWM wrote:
The bible-thumper is equating asymmetric lift with human sexual behavior. :?


Certainly has some intriguing implications for the Sopwith Triplane.

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: An Airplane is Like a Marriage
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: An Airplane is Like a Marriage

ACDC8 wrote:
Sorry, I don't get the punch line.


The punch line is that the cartoonist somehow thought the analogy made sense.

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: An Airplane is Like a Marriage
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: An Airplane is Like a Marriage

Had to check the date on that cartoon - no, it really is 2022. This is why when Republicans say SCOTUS won't go after gay marriage next, don't believe them. The crazies absolutely want it and they can't stop pandering to the crazies.

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by Newark727
Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boston subway train catches fire on bridge
Replies: 27
Views: 1785

Re: Boston subway train catches fire on bridge

Airstud wrote:
According to Google Maps, near the Wellington Orange Line station is a place called "Crumbl Cookies."

(Are those good cookies?)


I've seen that name before - I think they're a chain? Never tried, though.

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by Newark727
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3207

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

EA CO AS wrote:

Until then, bring better ideas to the polls.


It's a cute platitude. But as long as politicians get to pick their voters, and not vice versa, it's fairly meaningless.

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by Newark727
Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3207

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Wow, did you miss the point or what? No, the World Series or NBA finals are based on the number of games won in the series, regardless of how many total runs/points are scored over the whole series. A popular vote only would allow Democrats to run up the tally in places like NYC, LA, Chicago, and o...

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3207

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

But that's how Democrats work - when elections don't go their way, they want to change the rules instead of coming up with better ideas to entice more independent voters to see things their way. This is pretty rich, given the zany schemes Republicans got up to when 2020 didn't break their way. Well...

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3207

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

inefficient distribution of Democrat voters is their problem, not the Constitutional rules. Republicans apparently don't actually believe this, or we wouldn't be seeing dozens and dozens of efforts to change the voting rules and purge the rolls of Republican-unfriendly (or perceived as such) voters...

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by Newark727
Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 2919

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

I'm befuddled. How did you put single-engine and contra-rotating in the same sentence like that. If you flipped it the other way, would you then not need more left rudder instead of right. Or am I just stupid. I think the OP is wondering why he can't turn his Cessna 172 into a Seafire Mk. 47: 16732...

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by Newark727
Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.
Replies: 22
Views: 1846

Re: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.

But seriously.... what is the deal with the Russians not happy with the LGBTQ movement? What is their state of mind? I don't fully understand it when the rest of the world (mostly) is adapting fine with it. The fundamental ideology of Putin's regime is ultimately cynicism. It's okay if the Russian ...

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by Newark727
Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Backing Out of Twitter Deal
Replies: 43
Views: 2735

Re: Elon Musk Backing Out of Twitter Deal

As someone who does greatly admire Musk for SpaceX, while knowing he has a childish, sometimes vindictive streak in him, I cannot for the life of me think just why he wants to enter the Big Tech/Social Media quagmire. Maybe it's because my view of that sector ranges from agnostic to hostile, (my ow...

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Blackman celebrates 80 years at AA!
Replies: 46
Views: 6205

Re: Al Blackman celebrates 80 years at AA!

Guy must have more Skydrol than blood in his veins at this point.

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 5853

Re: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers

PanAm had many airplanes with four numbers/letters after the N, for example Boeing 727-200 N4745 or 737-200 N63AF. Nur maybe the rules have changed since then? You can have <5 as far as I know, there just aren't as many of them to go around. The FAA, who hands out the tail numbers and therefore get...

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 5853

Re: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers

I always sort of wondered about this in the case of China (just four digits,) Bahrain, and Oman (A4O-** and A9C-**.) In the latter case there's only two characters! But China seems to have started using letters too, which adds a lot more possibilities, and I guess the Gulf countries could just go fr...

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by Newark727
Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 707 photo bug?
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: 707 photo bug?

This usually happens when a registration has been used on more than one airplane. Somebody hit autocomplete when uploading the photo and got the wrong results.

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by Newark727
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??
Replies: 24
Views: 2123

Re: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??

Just a side note...we saw a A400 at Yuma MCAS in February. Not sure who's it was, but the crew was staying at our hotel, and they didn't seem to be speaking German (I could definitely be wrong, though). I recall seeing a British A400 in that area on ADSBexchange, can't quite recall the timeframe th...

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by Newark727
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23691

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

A week of witnesses laying out all the different ways Trump tried to overturn the election and get an armed mob into the Capitol, and you're here fussing about whether he could have grabbed a steering wheel? And the GOP has in fact been very well represented. The fact that they're testifying against...

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by Newark727
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 1953

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

Yep and the term "constitutional crisis" is just another propaganda term recited by the media in an attempt to fear monger. Precisely right. The only "Constitutional crisis" we have in this country is not following it. :roll: Do spare us the sanctimony, at least until "cons...

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by Newark727
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 1953

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

I guess I do have some concern that the next time the Senate majority leader tries to pull the same trick McConnell did with Garland and Gorsuch, the president will try to say "welp! Guess you've waived your duty to advise and consent. My guy's on the court."

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by Newark727
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??
Replies: 24
Views: 2123

Re: A German A400 doing touch and goes at SAN today??

Earlier this year at SAN, there have also been visits by Canadian and Dutch Airbus MRTTs. So there presumably are reasons for foreign militaries to use SAN rather than Miramar or NAS North Island sometimes.

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by Newark727
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri
Replies: 33
Views: 2117

Re: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri

How do you eliminate the level crossings? Tunnels? Overpasses? Where I used to live in New Jersey, they mostly put the tracks up on an embankment and ran the streets under it - riding the train, you kinda looked down into peoples' back yards. In a more recent project in Los Angeles they basically m...

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by Newark727
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 40 people found dead in abandoned truck in San Antonio
Replies: 17
Views: 1430

Re: At least 40 people found dead in abandoned truck in San Antonio

No one deserves to die like that. Horrific.

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by Newark727
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri
Replies: 33
Views: 2117

Re: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri

Well that's pretty terrifying. Hard to tell what the grade crossing looked like before the crash - if there were any barricades or markings.

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by Newark727
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7113
Views: 492753

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

johns624 wrote:
If he's killed, will that count as two generals in the tally? :D


Why does the largest general not simply eat the other five?

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by Newark727
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48421

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

Virtual737 wrote:
Is there any level of mental competence needed to be eligible to vote (or stand as a candidate) in the US?


No, and I'll stand up to defend that, because bogus tests of knowledge and mental competence to vote have long been used as tools to disenfranchise people on the basis of their ethnicity.

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by Newark727
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48421

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

So we all need to agree that violence and rioting are never ok, no matter how upset and angry one is. Injustice needs to be dealt with at the ballot box, within a democracy. If the United States was more of a democracy, we might never have reached this point. This decision doesn't happen without: 1...

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by Newark727
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Re: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found

This is a very cool find. I'm impressed and fascinated that we have the technology to make discoveries at this depth.

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by Newark727
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48421

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The moment a girl is hauled away by cops to prison over birth control, or an abortion, it is GAME OVER for the anti-abortion movement. The vast majority of politicians will lose reelection if they stand in the way of moderating their laws. How are the vast majority of the going to lose re-election ...

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by Newark727
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48421

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The argument of “it’s not in the constitution” is a stupid one used by uneducated people. The purpose of the constitution wasn’t supposed to be the end-all, be-all to rights. It’s meant to be the bare minimum. The framers more or less put it down as a structure, and wanted the future to build on th...

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by Newark727
Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48421

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I know what the definition of parasite is. However, rape and incest aside, the women had a part in the actions that made the fetus. Plus, the use of the term parasite is just to dehumanize the fetus and is being used inflammatory. It's incorrect to say she "had" a part (past tense) in the...

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by Newark727
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48421

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Like North Korea or the USSR? No thanks. Also, zero percent chance of that happening here. If a totalitarian despotism comes to the United States, it's pretty obvious to me who's going to be running it - and it isn't the atheists. No, it'll be wrapped in God and the flag like every other hustle tha...

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by Newark727
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48421

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Hopefully we can eventually turn the tide and finally ban bibles, crosses and religion in general This isn't really about religion. The Bible has more to say about mixing fabrics, eating shellfish, and masturbation than it does abortions. It's about a naked lust for power, and the cult of power tha...

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by Newark727
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48421

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Dred Scott basically put the slavery question to the states, isn't it? It essentially said all prior compromises on slavery were invalid and Congress had no right to bar it from any state. It was a much broader ruling than the legal question before the court demanded and threw away any chance that ...

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by Newark727
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48421

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Kiwirob wrote:
Could states that bam abortion also ban birth control?


Sure! But they would be insane to do that if they care about reducing unplanned pregnancies (lol, they don't care about reducing unplanned pregnancies)

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by Newark727
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48421

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I'm feeling some faint historical echoes of the Dred Scott decision - the Supreme Court steps in to offer a broad ruling on a polarizing issue that the other branches of government can't reach a consensus on, but because it gives one side everything and the other side nothing, it can't serve as the ...

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by Newark727
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23691

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Reps. Banks and Davis went on to say that their investigation confirms that Republicans are rubber and Democrats are glue, and whatever is said about them bounces off and sticks to the other party.

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by Newark727
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1276
Views: 242757

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Anyone here familiar with Everts Air's propliner operations up in Alaska? This summer I'd like to get up there and see their DC-6 and C-46 if they're still running.

(This thread knows everything, so I figure it's the best place to ask.)

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by Newark727
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23691

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Nancy wants to keep crying wolf until November but apparently outside the usual sheep, no-one cares. IRL folks are more concerned about the "transitory" inflation and Putin's Price Hikes. I don't think 1/6 is in most peoples Top Ten. We'll see in November how good a job Vlad does on steal...

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