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by ACDC8
Fri May 27, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

The thing about all these shootings is that a lot of them have different factors, one is racially motivated, another religiously motivated, a disgruntled employee, domestic problems, bullying - yet there is one thing that each and every one has in common - guns. It doesn't take a genius to connect t...

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by ACDC8
Fri May 27, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

bpatus297 wrote:
It's been a little bit and I.have made a few posts since, so I may.not remeber the exact poster, but it was directed at whoever was pushing the no guns at the NRA convention thing.

And my post was directed at your statement.

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by ACDC8
Fri May 27, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

We can't even agree now that schools need more security, and how dare we? Arming teachers, only having one door in and out of a school, installing ballistic curtains/blankets in a freaking school is not a solution. It is a band aid fix to try and reduce the casualties to a problem some of you refus...

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by ACDC8
Fri May 27, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

bpatus297 wrote:
Guns used to be in schools and trucks, people were not committing the heinous acts that they are now.

Sure they were, maybe read up on the history of mass shootings of your Country.

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by ACDC8
Fri May 27, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

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The fallacy of the "good guys with guns" is null and void because the Secret Service restricted the carrying of guns when an ex-president, or any dignitary for that matter, is going to be present. I made no comment towards anything Secret Service related, I made a comment on this: So, usi...

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by ACDC8
Fri May 27, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

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There really isn't a whole lot of people listening to what the "other" side is saying. I don't recall seeing anyone say that nothing should be done. In fact, I have seen some commonsense suggestions in this thread, but most calling for bans are not acknowledging them. There is a lot more ...

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by ACDC8
Fri May 27, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

bpatus297 wrote:
Just pointing out the fallacy of the argument with an equivalent fallacy.

And what "fallacy" is that?

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by ACDC8
Fri May 27, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

bpatus297 wrote:
So then with he same logic, what's the point of banning guns when there are already 300-400 million in the US?

Is this a serious question? :roll:

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by ACDC8
Fri May 27, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

As for the US being the only one, yes its a problem here but not exclusive of the US. Back in Scotland there was a killing once in the 90's. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunblane_massacre Exactly - once and after that, strict gun controls were put into place - thank you for proving exactly what ev...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQzkkvrNLH8
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What its like to discuss the problem of mass shootings with a pro gun advocate and their absurd talking points, literally:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQzkkvrNLH8

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Why do you have to make the pain and suffering of those parents political? the death of children? Even if we did what you say, this won't stop. Why can't we ask why do people commit such atrocious and heinous killings first? then we talk about political solutions. There is no political swift soluti...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

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So, using your logic there should be very little gun crime in cities and states with very strict gun laws and regulations. Whats the point of one State having strict restrictions when the next State over is a free for all and you can just bring your guns across the Country nilly willy like the shoo...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I just saw the video of the parents outside of the school whilst the shooter was inside killing their kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyXtymq-A6w Police was more concerned for the parents outside than going in and taking down that ----- that was inside killing kids for almost an hour nonstop. ...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Is taking away guns the only solution to the problem? Its the one solution that delivers the biggest results as has been proven literally every where else as has been shown time and time again, thread after thread after thread, week after week after week, month after month after month, year after y...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” This exactly what is going on here in Mercia! We need our guns because of criminals! Yet, it’s those who have obtained guns legally that have gone into these schools….. Yet, here we are doing the same thing over and o...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

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The 2A isn't going away. Not even the Democrats are calling for that. It simply isn't going to happen. Wishing for it is akin to going to the beach and trying to blow away a hurricane with your lungs. And your children will continue to needlessly be murdered in schools, in grocery stores, in movie ...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

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If you go and look at the types of guns these "buybacks" get they are usually ancient firearms that are no longer useful, along with some bolt-action hunting rifles and shotguns. The national trend is for increasing gun ownership, not decreasing. There's no reason to believe that a bunch ...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31148

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Aesma wrote:
I found a page calling it exactly that (so with AWD) on BMW Canada website.

Yeah, I saw that, I just can't get the actual specs on it.

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Because I'm a realist. With the 2A, the guns are not going to go anywhere. There is zero chance of the 2A going anywhere. So, any talk about "getting rid of guns" is about as useful as talk about getting rid of hurricanes. You're a realist? Sorry, but the actual realists know that there i...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I spoke before of a case nearby in which a burglar broke into a home and robbed a family. The victims gave the burglar everything he wanted and did not fight back. The burglar still shot and killed them both execution style on his way out. Never assume that criminals have good intentions. There's t...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

With over 300 million firearms (and counting) in circulation in the US, there's not much that can be done to make it harder for criminals to acquire one. Absolute horsecrap. The fewer guns the less guns that reach the hands of criminals - this is proven every where else in the world. Here's a start...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Nothing can be done? Nah, Australia proved it could after the Port Arthur massacre. We have only had one school gun mass murder, three gun rampages since 1987 in total. The school one, in Dunblane, Scotland in 1996 led to action that rational nations tend to do, this is the father of one of the chi...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31148

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Aesma wrote:
BMW 530e xDrive

Was trying to get the specs on that one through BMW.CA, was having trouble getting the pages to load though so I wasn't sure if you could get the xDrive as a hybrid here or not.

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

It is only since the 90's that this terrible trend of mass shootings have began. In the 60's, 70's, 80's this was not heard of Camden, New Jersey 1949 - 13 dead University of Texas 1966 - 16 dead Hamilton, Ohio 1975 - 11 dead Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 1982 - 13 dead Seattle, Washington 1983 - 13 d...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Just the fact that elected representatives like Cruz and Abbot are going to attend a conference on gun rights days after a massacre that murdered 19 children in a school is beyond reprehensible that its simply stomach churning. And if thats not enough, their "solution" to the slaughter of ...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 26, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31148

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

WildcatYXU wrote:
does anybody know an AWD midsize hybrid sedan available in Canada?

Only car I can think of that even remotely comes close on the current market is the Prius AWD. If you want an SUV or CUV or a non-AWD car, then the choices open up.

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by ACDC8
Wed May 25, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

TriJets wrote:
They can't even do that in nations where guns are heavily regulated (see the numerous gun massacres in Paris since 2001).

14 mass shootings in France since 2001.

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by ACDC8
Wed May 25, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

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"The whole world is watching" "The whole world is watching" "The whole world is watching" And collectively shaking their heads asking how the American People and Government keep allowing this to happen over and over and over and over and over again while arguing the sam...

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by ACDC8
Wed May 25, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Speaking of Cruz: As 14 students and a teacher were shot dead at a Texas elementary school, the Republican senator tried to demonize Democrats, saying they’d be coming after guns. When a mass shooting happens, Cruz told reporters, “You see politicians try to politicize it,” he said. “You see Democra...

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by ACDC8
Wed May 25, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

victrola wrote:
I don't understand this pathological obsession with guns in Texas. It's sickening.

Yup.

So, whats the official tally in the US now? 212 mass shootings in a span of 144 days?

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by ACDC8
Wed May 25, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

So, what do you want? A door to door confiscation program? Because in a big part of the country, the part where a lot of those guns are, the exact people you want to go door to door will tell you to pound sand. A full on banning of firearms is a sure fire way to have a civil war. And this is the wh...

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by ACDC8
Wed May 25, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 12315

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

God bless the 2nd Amendment :sarcastic:

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by ACDC8
Sun May 22, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 1274

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

Most of the cases so far are linked to a fetish festival in Antwerp. Monkeypox from a "fetish" festival? Dare I ask what the "fetish" is :rotfl: As far as the outbreak itself is concerned, and I'm sure I speak on behalf of many Canadians by saying "Dear Dr. Tam, with all du...

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by ACDC8
Sat May 21, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1869

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

pune wrote:
This is UK maths, but should be similar for the States

Math plays second fiddle to polices. What happens in one country does not happen in another. Seriously, how many times do we have to go over the same thing with you? :sarcastic:

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by ACDC8
Sat May 21, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1869

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technolo ... li=BBnb7Kz
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While the EV fanboys are promising fairy dust and unicorns in their Utopian future, the stark reality of EVs looks very different:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technolo ... li=BBnb7Kz

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by ACDC8
Sat May 21, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1869

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

That’s only viable when you are driving a better than average car on the limit. Not when you commuting in an underpowered and “comfortable” family car. Plenty of people have zero issues driving a manual during day to day driving, even in a basic car - adding a manual to a higher performance car is ...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 19, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1869

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

If you have an old farting rube goldberg engine that needs to be geared to be able to deliver the right force to the wheel: yes. Although they are not statistically safer, nor more efficient than their automatic Rube Goldberg cousins, so what this would achieve is a bit foggy. I guess it is in the ...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 19, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1869

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

Every car I have owned up until the EVs was a stick shift. You could add a mock up one from a Winnie the Pooh toy car or something on your EV if you want something to hold in your right hand. The performance will still be better. Has nothing to do with performance. Has everything to do with driver ...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 19, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1869

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

Yes. Sorry about that. Some people love needless loud farting noises and toxic fumes. For a variety of reasons. Thats right - here's one of them: https://i.postimg.cc/KjM0bHvt/manual-transmission-dying-1.jpg Fortunately, manufacturers like VW, Honda, Toyota have looked into driver "profiles&qu...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 19, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3742

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

I still think that George Bush has done more damage to the US than has Donald Trump (so far). I'd say that internationally Dubya has done more damage with his quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan. Internationally Trump managed to insult every ally, killed the Iran treaty and loved sucking up to the li...

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by ACDC8
Thu May 19, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1869

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

M564038 wrote:
Once you are a EV-driver, you won’t go back!

Not everyone. Many of us have driven various EVs and yet, we prefer ICE vehicles for a myriad of reasons.

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by ACDC8
Thu May 19, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1869

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

pune wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJtzuZIO-88

Very relevant to our times.

How many times and how many threads do you have to start discussing the same points?

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by ACDC8
Wed May 18, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31148

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Its no different here, the political minions just point the finger at the same person they point for everything else they don't like - Prime Ministers, Premier's, etc. "Its the fault of the Carbon Tax! Blah, blah, blah" The problem is that the price of gas effects us in literally every asp...

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by ACDC8
Wed May 18, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Aaron747 wrote:
Interesting take....what do you think can replace the current system?

No idea, but it will change as the world changes.

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by ACDC8
Wed May 18, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2896

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

The Constitution isn't a "stupid piece of paper"....it defines and protects our rights, and keeps us from becoming North Korea. You don't have to like it, but frankly I don't care if you don't. It is not going anywhere. I was referring to the 2nd Amendment in particular. The Constitution ...

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by ACDC8
Wed May 18, 2022 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 59775

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

A pandemic is too important to be left to the doctors. Huh? In other news, oh Canada, how lovely you decided to ditch the mask mandate the day I chose to arrive. Mask mandates (with a few executions such as airports which is Federal Jurisdiction) are up to individual Provinces, pretty much every Pr...

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by ACDC8
Tue May 17, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2896

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

That's not just a mentality...it is a reality. I've posted the numbers here before...250,000 Americans are victims of violent home invasions annually. And you're honestly trying to convince people that having 400 million guns in the US isn't part of the reason?' Wasn't it Johnson Administration tha...

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by ACDC8
Tue May 17, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Change is inevitable, always is. I'm as capitalist and conservative as they come, yet even I realize that nothing lasts forever and as we evolve as a species, so too does our way of life. Our current economic system has been great, its served us well (for the most part), but its usefulness is coming...

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by ACDC8
Tue May 17, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy
Replies: 23
Views: 1567

Re: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy

With all due respect, this is one of the most bizarre and unhinged rants I've ever seen on this site. Can't get any more superficial than dehumanizing others because of their appearance. Your viewpoints are such a pity. If the OP had simply started a discussion about airline service in this country...

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