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by Newark727
Mon Feb 06, 2023 4:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 116
Views: 6802

Re: Chinese Spy Balloon

Also Xi kind of looks like a bear so the bear seems to fit the bill, although there may be other symbolism I'm missing. More specific than that; it's Winnie the Pooh. Xi has been compared to/nicknamed Winnie the Pooh on the Chinese-speaking internet, and it eventually leaked out to the rest of the ...

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by Newark727
Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 116
Views: 6802

Re: Chinese Spy Balloon

How high up was this thing when they shot it down? I suspect, but obviously have no idea, that it would be in different conditions from what they usually train in.

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by Newark727
Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FL Don't Say Gay Author Indicted, Bro-in-Law Sentenced to 5 Years for Fraud
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: FL Don't Say Gay Author Indicted, Bro-in-Law Sentenced to 5 Years for Fraud

The bill that prevents teachers from teaching sexual orientation before 4th grade is a good bill. Or you could just trust teachers and schools to do their jobs without a government nanny stepping in and telling them which books and curricula are acceptable. But I guess that wasn't a good enough sol...

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by Newark727
Fri Feb 03, 2023 3:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "Liberty Lifter" (perhaps successor to Pelican ULTRA)
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: "Liberty Lifter" (perhaps successor to Pelican ULTRA)

RJMAZ wrote:
Wow! C-17 sized for the demo aircraft with 12 turboprop engines.


Engine-out takeoff should be a real nail-biter. :D

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by Newark727
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court rules domestic abusers under restraining orders have right to guns
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Court rules domestic abusers under restraining orders have right to guns

American conservatism is basically governance by self-fulfilling prophecy, at this point. We're so sure that criminals won't follow gun laws, that we'll actively remove laws that prohibit criminals from having guns!

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by Newark727
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Production Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1957

Re: C-130 Production Question

brindabella wrote:

Errr - why exactly does the C130 need floats?

:spin:

:D

cheers


Around here we prefer to ask, "why not?" :D

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by Newark727
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 2929

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

At the state level, California's government also leans heavily Democratic at the moment, which means Republicans tend to think it's some kind of communist worker's paradise. That's not really true. The state's ballot initiative process lets us see where the voters are on a lot of issues directly, an...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 2929

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

Biden will not have any support from independents and anemic support from Dems. He will be 81, that's ridiculous. Trump will be 77. If I were DeSantis I would just repeat 'I'm 45 and can control my body functions!' as the answer to every question. :wave: I'd say the senile thing to do would be lett...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 31, 2023 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's
Replies: 162
Views: 4050

Re: 10% of all new new vehicles sold were EV's

Speaking of brands and models, what was Ford thinking of with the Maverick pickup? It's not like the original Maverick brings back fond memories for anyone. It was a dog. Remember that Ford doesn't actually sell any small cars anymore. The Maverick fills the bottom of their model range now. There a...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 31, 2023 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'
Replies: 73
Views: 2929

Re: Trump Says DeSantis POTUS Run Would Be 'Disloyal'

Aaron747 wrote:
Not that it will happen, but it's really high time for the GOP to tell this malcontent where to go.


On the one hand yes, but on the other hand DeSantis is goose-stepping culture warrior trash, so if Trump wants to try and give him a black eye on his way out, I say be my guest.

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by Newark727
Sun Jan 29, 2023 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 127
Views: 39836

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

k.d. lang's Hallelujah - particularly when she sang it in front of Leonard Cohen - has to be my #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYiMJ2bC65A When I found this comment by Anjani Thomas, I knew why I was so impressed: "We attended the show together and sat in the front row, next to Helen Redd...

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by Newark727
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles Basin (BUR/LAX/LGB/ONT/SNA) Aviation - 2023
Replies: 67
Views: 13342

Re: Los Angeles Basin (BUR/LAX/LGB/ONT/SNA) Aviation - 2023

When Boom Supersonic's Overture starts flying, will we see any international non stops out of SNA? Maybe to NRT,LHR,ICN etc. if the market exists and if the plane can do it on the existing runway? It's hard to express the extent of my lack of faith in the Boom Overture ever flying (let alone into n...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Fractional Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 2070

Re: Longest Fractional Flight

Did the "rescue" planes actually have to be there in Norway and Alaska or did they just ensure the availability of planes and crews if a diversion was to happen?

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents found at Mike Pence's Home
Replies: 12
Views: 838

Re: Classified Documents found at Mike Pence's Home

You know I’m starting to think maybe, this may be a stretch, but maybe the control of classified documents in the White House isn’t that great regardless of party affiliation. I know, controversial take. Highly controversal. I really feel that out of the live P/VPs maybe only Jimmy Carter know how ...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4726

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

Depends entirely on your behavior and mindset. If your gun is properly secured there is a zero percent chance that the gun will hurt you. If you have mental health issues or leave loaded guns lying out where anyone can find them, that chance is not zero anymore. Burglars generally aren’t burglars b...

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali

TriJets wrote:
Thankfully no one was killed here, and reports are that all injured parties are stable. I do believe there is a difference between two gangs going at it in a nightclub and a random person murdering any innocent person that he can see.


It's well known that the former's bullets hurt less.

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4726

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

Redd wrote:
In the USA? Burglars are very commonly armed, and very often murder victims who are unarmed. They have no scruples about burglarizing a home that's occupied.


Do you have a citation for this? I recall seeing otherwise when I last looked the subject up, but that was several years ago now.

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4726

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

To be honest the "lecturing" starts to feel like an alcoholic's sober friends urging him not to pick up the bottle, at this point. It's actually like a drunker friend telling a drunk friend to stop drinking. I don't think your comparison really makes a great deal of sense to start with. E...

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)
Replies: 133
Views: 4726

Re: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year's celebration in Monterey Park (CA)

To be honest the "lecturing" starts to feel like an alcoholic's sober friends urging him not to pick up the bottle, at this point.

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by Newark727
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 274
Views: 11618

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

EA CO AS wrote:

Why not? Why the double standard?

Oh, never mind. (D)

Got it.

Moving on...


Oh that news media, always in the tank for the Democratic... party?

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2830

Re: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA

Didn’t Pornhub data reveal the most kinky searches are in blue states but the most time spent consuming porn is in red states? I'm sure somebody is keeping track somewhere, but I feel like most of the "here's every state's preferred porn consumption" images floating around the internet ar...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 17, 2023 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4Yr old seen waving a gun.
Replies: 31
Views: 1082

Re: 4Yr old seen waving a gun.

Just a normal thing that happens in this, a very normal country.

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by Newark727
Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Cosmic Girl 747 question
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Virgin Cosmic Girl 747 question

skipness1E wrote:
Customs? Does Mojave have any?


It does not. VCV does, so airliners inbound for storage sometimes stop there, or at LAX, ORD, etc.

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx DC-10 fleet
Replies: 63
Views: 14260

Re: FedEx DC-10 fleet

DouglasDC10 wrote:

TAB Bolivia
10 Tanker
Orbis
USAF (KC-10)


Also Omega Air Refueling

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13288

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

So I have a concern: the GOP House has stated that they will, under no circumstances, allow the debt ceiling to go up without cuts to SS and Medicare. Obviously, the Democrats will consider no such thing. Proof that "fiscal conservatives" are absolutely gutless. What was stopping them doi...

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by Newark727
Sun Jan 08, 2023 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher
Replies: 49
Views: 2851

Re: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher

johns624 wrote:
You're not very good at sarcasm. Every time responsible gun owners try to get current laws enforced, liberals like you say that they impact minorities too much.


I have legit never heard anyone say this.

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 07, 2023 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher
Replies: 49
Views: 2851

Re: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher

Only in America!

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 07, 2023 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half of the World's Glaciers to Melt by End of the Century
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Half of the World's Glaciers to Melt by End of the Century

But think of all the shareholder value we've created!

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 07, 2023 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13288

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Avatar2go wrote:
Looks like they got the Other votes to change to Present, which changes the minimum and will allow McCarthy to be elected.


(unenthusiastic cheering)

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2362

Re: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury

Initially gave me some flashbacks to Ryan Newman's massive crash a few years back at NASCAR's Daytona 500 but it became quickly evident that Newman's injuries were rather minor and IIRC he was out of the hospital in less than 48 hours. I'm not familiar with NASCAR specifically (more sports cars and...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2362

Re: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury

StarAC17 wrote:
From the articles he has been able to hold hands and appears to be neurologically intact. I can't imagine he has suffered any physical injuries to his body.


He almost certainly has. Effective CPR tends to break ribs.

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13288

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

I didn’t vote for him, period, full stop. Am I a conservative of the liberation stripe? Yes, hence I often post political opinions you find disagreeable. Being disagreeable to you doesn’t make me a Trumpist or, for that matter, an anti-Trumpist. Goldwater and Reagan were more to my taste than the c...

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 05, 2023 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles Basin (BUR/LAX/LGB/ONT/SNA) Aviation - 2023
Replies: 67
Views: 13342

Re: Los Angeles Basin (BUR/LAX/LGB/ONT/SNA) Aviation - 2023

Jshank83 wrote:

Do we just rename LGB to Southwest Airlines Airport. Down to 3 routes besides WN.


You counting the Cessna 208 mail run to Catalina in there? :P

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 05, 2023 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13288

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Aesma wrote:
Liz Cheney has been primaried out and is no longer a House member.


IIRC you don't actually need to be a serving House rep to be speaker.

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 05, 2023 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13288

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

When I did I vote for Trump? I haven’t voted in two decades. It’s a useless waste of time. Did I support some of legislation (tax bill of 2017) and Justice selections? Yes, but everything else including vote, hard pass. Don’t make assumptions, please. If the only people willing to provide you with ...

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 05, 2023 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13288

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all. I thought you wanted a Congress that refused to ever do anything. They’ve already done too much—repeal should be the order of Congress. I can't help but notice the way you bust out this whole "woe is us, all politicians are clowns...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 04, 2023 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13288

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Again, why do we give these clowns money and power? Idiots all.


I thought you wanted a Congress that refused to ever do anything.

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 04, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11974
Views: 888197

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

At the same time, the mistakes of this war are analyzed. A reform of the military starts. It gets reorganized around a solid NCO core. Civilian tech is used to create effective C3 (command, control, communication) equipment. Better drones are created using AI and are mass produced. A new leader is ...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 04, 2023 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Retirement and Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 11477

Re: DC-8 Retirement and Fleet Tracking Thread

I do hope they preserve N817NA after its replacement though. I have many fond memories of chasing that plane - even got to chat with a couple crew members at an airport open house.

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 04, 2023 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 151
Views: 9328

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

This thread, ca. 2030: DC is a cesspool and Sen. Faust (R-FL) didn't create it. There isn't enough time in the day to document how many crooked deals happen to get elected. If your candidate that ran against him had also made a blood pact pledging his very soul to the Prince of Darkness Lucifer this...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 04, 2023 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13288

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

I had to chuckle a bit today, yesterday I saw many forums with conservatives saying this was no different than Pelosi making deals to become Speaker. Oh, good! If a Democrat hadn't done it before, Republicans would be forced to consider whether or not anything they did was a good, smart, or moral i...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 03, 2023 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2362

Re: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury

What's scary about this is I think we always sort of expect to see it coming somehow. But this was just an ordinary football tackle until, completely randomly, it wasn't anymore. And the guy is only 24! I can't imagine how everyone else on that field must be feeling right now. Hamlin's family as well.

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 03, 2023 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2023
Replies: 26
Views: 1846

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2023

StarAC17 wrote:
An annual shit is probably acceptable going forward.


You may not be getting enough fiber in your diet

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 02, 2023 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 151
Views: 9328

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

As did he, they are the same. He will be seated. Move on. This thread, ca. 2029: Sen. The Joker (R-FL) may have just blown up the Federal Reserve with a truck bomb full of laughing gas and a giant oversize novelty kazoo, but I saw a Democrat with illegal fireworks on the fourth of July once. They a...

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 02, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N727NK Antares Aviation LLC 727-200
Replies: 15
Views: 4191

Re: N727NK Antares Aviation LLC 727-200

MO11 wrote:
B727nut wrote:
Does anyone know where N422BN is located? Can’t say how many times I saw ‘422BN and ‘727NK parked side by side at the old terminal at CLT, and hope that we will see ‘422 back in the air at some point too?


N422BN is at Chino.


I believe it has since left for Tuscon.

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by Newark727
Sun Jan 01, 2023 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 151
Views: 9328

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

sierrakilo44 wrote:
The whataboutism from the right is ludicrous.


It really never stops.
This thread ca. 2028:

Look, I know that Senator Skeletor (R-FL) may have decapitated his primary opponent with a broadsword on live TV but no one is talking about DEMOCRAT ANDREW JACKSON'S MANY DUELS

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by Newark727
Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 151
Views: 9328

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

NIKV69 wrote:
They both lied to make themselves more important in the media. Got caught and nothing happened. Want Santos out? Get more votes than him in two years.


Seems like it ought to be easy, but Republicans have repeatedly shown that they outright prefer pathological liars, so who knows.

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by Newark727
Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Person Dead in Shooting at Mall of America
Replies: 40
Views: 2036

Re: One Person Dead in Shooting at Mall of America

Oooo, Oooo, Oooo! Tell us which one! Please! C'mon tell us! You don't get it! If you never actually say the word, it doesn't count, and the woke SJW mob won't come to your house, rip down all your Christmas decorations, turn your children gay, and cancel your LinkedIn account. It's kinda like invok...

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by Newark727
Sat Dec 31, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Person Dead in Shooting at Mall of America
Replies: 40
Views: 2036

Re: One Person Dead in Shooting at Mall of America

Well of course every demographic commits gun violence, there's just one that does it at a much higher rate than the rest. Ruh roh SoCalPilot is about to do a racism Not if it's the truth... https://www.statista.com/statistics/251877/murder-victims-in-the-us-by-race-ethnicity-and-gender/ Okay, but w...

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