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by Newark727
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?
Replies: 92
Views: 13235

Re: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?

I believe the single vertical tail would have been applied to Army Air Force B-24s as well had production continued further.

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by Newark727
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y
Replies: 37
Views: 2615

Re: Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming soon, KC-Y

Of course, you realize the forum and data you are quoting was from a 2009 posting. If you read the RFP, the implication is a 767 sized aircraft. In addition, this is for the KC-Y, which is an interim tanker. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/06/16/another-boeing-airbus-tanker-war-is-coming-soon/...

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by Newark727
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 30
Views: 1874

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

Alabama and Mississippi still recognise January 18th as “MLK Day” and “Robert E Lee’s Birthday”. Lee had nothing to do with either state, he was a proud Virginian first and foremost. Texas also observes “MLK Day” on the 18th and then “Confederate Memorial Day” on the 19th. Mississippi takes the ove...

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by Newark727
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer
Replies: 33
Views: 1042

Re: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer

Jesus specifically calls out the hypocrites who pray conspicuously in public. Not only is DeSantis lousy at respecting church-state separation, he's also lousy at being a Christian.

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by Newark727
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border

We tried wasting the Pentagon's money, and it didn't work, so let's try wasting Texas' money instead! Gotta close that boondoggle gap with California somehow.

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by Newark727
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 751

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

extender wrote:
Why unfortunately? Criticism is good. If you don't like the message, don't read/watch/listen.


I think Aesma was saying some countries would put the teenager on trial for criticizing Islam, rather than putting the people who sent her abusive messages on trial.

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by Newark727
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPE-ONT
Replies: 17
Views: 3697

Re: TPE-ONT

KFTG wrote:
You mean resuming flights. This route operated pre-COVID for years.


Started in March 2018, to be precise.

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by Newark727
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Operation Trojan Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 1310

Re: Operation Trojan Shield

cjg225 wrote:
Raise your hand if you thought this topic was going to be about rubbers.

*raises hand*


I'm afraid the possibility did cross my mind.

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by Newark727
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -
Replies: 64
Views: 10640

Re: Southwest Tops Up 737 MAX Order -

jholio wrote:
ytib wrote:
From the 8-K:
... now expects its contractual aircraft capital spending to be approximately $1.5 billion in 20225...


Man, talk about forward looking statements.


In the grim darkness of the far far future there is only Southwest!

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by Newark727
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 205
Views: 13509

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

That one was nuts! Kept me watching every lap though. I feel bad for Hamilton, but worse for Verstappen, who was driving about as well as you could ask anybody to until he lost that tire. Vettel also driving a lot better than I'd previously been inclined to give him credit for.

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by Newark727
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?
Replies: 92
Views: 13235

Re: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?

In addition to the Swedish examples, "Final Cut: The Post-War Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress" by Scott Thompson notes that a single B-17 was also civilianized by Boeing and TWA. Registrations were NX4600 and NL1B. No photos of the interior, and it may not have been used for scheduled service,...

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by Newark727
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs

I don't know who's smiling wider: my inner 6-year-old, or the producers of Jurassic Park.

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by Newark727
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8735

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

...also, "mandate how customers chew their food?" There is something I'm missing here.

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by Newark727
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8735

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Gonna be hard to keep this thread clear of politics but still worth a discussion. Essentially, the letter seems to ask why are employees prohibited from expressing political views but the company itself can do whatever they want. Which is a valid question, and also one that transcends any one indus...

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by Newark727
Tue May 25, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Intends to Use One Agent at the Departure Gate
Replies: 32
Views: 2980

Re: AA Intends to Use One Agent at the Departure Gate

This is a terrible idea so I fully expect every airline to copy it (assuming they don't already do so)

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by Newark727
Tue May 25, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26987

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

What's so interesting about this is the calculations that Belarus may have done in the planning. I assume they had a pretty good idea that the international reaction would be as it is. Did they really assume folks would believe the bomb-scare story? Or, did they basically not care and made up such ...

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by Newark727
Tue May 25, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5129

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

Fair correction. But I don't get the sense that most of the people talking about it right now really care about that. To the commentators on the right it's just another set of scary words that are supposed to signal to people "dangerous ideas are being implanted in your children! White people a...

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by Newark727
Tue May 25, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5129

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

Yes, my point is that alt-left "critical race theory" is approximately as bad, and as unconstitutional, as the Jim Crow racial segregation it claims to oppose. They're not that different. They are both filth, and both illegal IMO. Nonsense. "Critical race theory" is a buzzword t...

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by Newark727
Tue May 25, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5129

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

Democrats have done their share of city burnings and mass school closings in the past year. They are not angels. Moralizing to kids about social justice while we celebrate clear, proud racial quotas at Harvard. Super impressive. Nobody said anything about "moralizing to kids about social justi...

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by Newark727
Mon May 24, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways announces HPN focus city
Replies: 12
Views: 3017

Re: Elite Airways announces HPN focus city

evank516 wrote:
How many times is Elite going to come and go? Have they even been flying since the pandemic started?


They've been running some charter flights in and out of Southern California, though I'm not sure who they're for.

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by Newark727
Mon May 24, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26987

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

No, I am saying that Belarus had every single right to do it and that many here should drop the shocked and disgusted attitude since their own governments have committed much worse crimes. Only difference is that Belarus did it at home. I mean, if you don't think it's good, you sure are throwing up...

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by Newark727
Mon May 24, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26987

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

The three Baltic nations have been far from innocent and have been provoking the Russian minority that lives there. Just look at how tense the relationship is between ethnic Latvians and Russians especially regarding the recognition of the Russian language over there. As for military action elsewhe...

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by Newark727
Mon May 24, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20632

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Total annihilation of Hamas will absolutely not happen. The hardliners in Israel need them, just like Hamas needs the settlers and the Israeli bombings. They feed off each other. The real threat to ethnic nationalists and religious extremists is never the radicals - it's the moderates.

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by Newark727
Mon May 24, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 205
Views: 13509

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

This race kind of revealed to me how much of the whole excitement of Monaco is the possibility that somebody could slam his car into the barricades at any moment, and how little is in the actual racing, because there barely is any. Still, there's clearly a right way and a wrong way to do it, evidenc...

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by Newark727
Thu May 20, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4382

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
If Ramsey ran DL, they would still be flying NW's DC-10s and printing paper tickets.


that would be awesome though? :P

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by Newark727
Wed May 19, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 128
Views: 10497

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Confuscius wrote:
In Gaetz's defense, he used Venmo only for a minor purchase.


he'll be here all night, folks!

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by Newark727
Wed May 19, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 6169

Re: Trouble for Trump

Good to see them still plugging away over there... with the amount of smoke the Trump org. has generated over the past 30-40 yrs., it'd be shocking if there was no fire.

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by Newark727
Wed May 19, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's buy a BAC 1-11
Replies: 50
Views: 7677

Re: Let's buy a BAC 1-11

Lads, the topic is "let's buy a BAC 1-11" not "let's steal a BAC 1-11" :D

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by Newark727
Fri May 14, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 76
Views: 12498

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

The ghost of Manfred von Richtofen is pleased by this development

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by Newark727
Fri May 14, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 4172

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

Or to put it another way, that 51% and 35% tells us how many people think something, but it doesn't tell us why they think it. It could be because of credible evidence - or it could be because the Republican party desperately wants to believe that they actually won. Judging by how all the post-elect...

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by Newark727
Fri May 14, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 4172

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

More like the same company as the majority of American voters... "A majority (51%) of voters believe it is likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 35% who say it’s Very Likely cheating affected the election." https://www.rasmussenreports.com/...

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by Newark727
Thu May 13, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 4172

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

AirframeAS wrote:
I never understood the "cancel culture" thing, or the whole "woke" thing as well. Where do people come up with this stuff??


I blame Twitter.

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by Newark727
Sun May 09, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 152
Views: 8246

Re: China and biological warfare story

How do you weaponise a virus without it eventually infecting your own population? One of the defining feature of a weapon is that you can aim it. I guess you could do mass vaccinations ahead of time, but that's a big warning to your opponent as to what you're planning. You're also effectively attac...

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by Newark727
Sun May 09, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 15921

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

A few comments were made about the Palmdale jetport idea from the 1960s. Here is a basic rendering from that proposal. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51166430721_850891a20d_o.jpg Interesting, I had no idea they wanted a whole new set of runways. Also that for all the new construction in Southe...

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by Newark727
Sat May 08, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4382

Re: Elon Musk, Dogecoin, SNL

This whole scenario... doesn't seem like how an asset with any underlying value should behave. Have fun gambling I guess?

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by Newark727
Fri May 07, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11279

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I'm not a religious person at all, I've had all my vaccines, right up to this point. Having said that, no way I'm getting the "jab" with an EUA vaccine. This is the first large scale use of mRNA vaccine technology on humans, show me a few years worth of data, and I'll reconsider. And abso...

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by Newark727
Thu May 06, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 4831

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

What’s a 20.06? Never heard of it. Now, if you’re thinking .30/06, you need to remember it was a MILITARY designed round for a MILITARY ASSAULT RIFLE—the Springfield 1903. Remington made thousands of semi-auto rifles in .30/06. The round has twice the energy as any AR-15 in 5.56 and quite a bit mor...

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by Newark727
Thu May 06, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12309

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Breonna Taylor shouldn't be on that list, her boyfriend opened fire on the police and she was killed in the crossfire, I don't understand why people are trying to turn her into an example of racially biased police killing?? Having discussed it last year the impression I got from the Taylor killing ...

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by Newark727
Wed May 05, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1889

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

Braybuddy wrote:
Some beautiful machinery there! The night photography shows them off really well. Well done! :cheerful:


Thank you!

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by Newark727
Wed May 05, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse

Just awful - Mexico City deserves to know how this happened and whether anyone needs to be held criminally accountable

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by Newark727
Mon May 03, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1390

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

SL1200MK2 wrote:
So long as a student can hit a teacher back for transgressions.


If I'm not happy with my grade I should be able to challenge my teacher to trial by combat

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by Newark727
Mon May 03, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1889

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

Last week I went to a night photoshoot at the Southern California Railway Museum - never done anything like this before, but it was great fun. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51139265473_d40657d3d1_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51138372982_23ff16e3b8_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.c...

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by Newark727
Mon May 03, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1390

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

I don't think a 6-year-old is old enough to really understand a punishment like that in a constructive way. Just scares 'em.

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by Newark727
Mon May 03, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11279

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

The biggest deterrent to more vaccinations is there presently is NO incentive to be vaccinated. You get vaccinated, a nice CDC form signed saying you’re vaccinated on xx date. Two weeks later, it gets you ZERO—Fauci is still saying wear masks, TSA still mask rules, towns in my state are overruling ...

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by Newark727
Sat May 01, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4382

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

AirPacific747 wrote:
The solution to this could be a project called Holochain. In a way it’s a technology beyond blockchain. They’ve even patented their technology as a defensive measure.


How do you get all the bitcoin evangelists and speculators to switch over?

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 1842

Re: Search Warrants on Giuliani

If you've got no problem with going after Giuliani, why are you concern trolling about Hunter Biden in the thread about Giuliani?

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 4831

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Assuming your idea is true, wouldn't that mean the problem lies in American education system instead of Hollywood media? Bingo! See post no. 10 I see! We'd better get to work then. It's been proven that kids learn better on a full stomach, so we need to expand the guaranteed school lunch program an...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4382

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

I mean yes, I'm worried about the crypto that most people are using right now. But as I understand it, it's an issue with any of the ones using proof-of-work.

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 4831

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Also, allow me to play the world's smallest violin for the guy who apparently thinks his media ought to be portraying drug addicts more negatively? Can't have anyone thinking of those junkies as people...

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