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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Tea Party
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: RIP Tea Party

The Tea Party will return when a Democrat returns to office. In the meantime, they are nowhere to be found. They went the way of an endangered bird species that resided in the DC area but only a few nests remain elsewhere: the fiscal hawk!

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 29
Views: 870

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

Am I the only one to note that 200% of chinese children voted? Also over 100% of British and American children voted, but as you were allowed to select up to 3 options, it will not add up exactly to 100. Out of the pool of 3,000, seems like 56% said astronaut (regardless of position), 52% chose tea...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Replies: 29
Views: 1246

Re: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit

afcjets wrote:
olle wrote:
Most GOP governments seems to run in red. Then it takes the democrats 3-4 year to get back to balance...

Do you mean like NY, CA, IL?

No. Like KS and NJ with various downgrades while under a GOP governor.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 29
Views: 870

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

Plus, what new thing can astronauts do nowadays when space exploration have been stagnated for a while already? Apollo-like missions are not happening any time soon but ISS missions still happen regularly. Just because the Space Shuttle has been retired and people are somehow incensed that only Rus...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 29
Views: 870

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

I returned and suggested that they let it be, don't crush their dreams - if they fail they'll move on. If talented or creative or both...it will flourish. Well, that's not necessarily bad advice, but it's not good advice either. A good chunk of YouTubers only did their gigs on the side while holdin...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 29
Views: 870

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

This poll is flawed. 1. Kids probably understand the rigorous process to becoming an astronaut. If anyone can be one, there would be more. 2. These 5 options don't offer various differences. The only science field is astronaut; three fields are considered arts; and YouTuber is flexible. 3. China has...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 86
Views: 4172

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

If you walk by a dime on the street and don't pick it up, you didn't just spend 10 cents. True, but if you're looking for any form of income, those 10 cents are a lost opportunity cost, and sometimes, all you need is 10 cents to achieve something. Instead all you're left with is the question of wha...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 86
Views: 4172

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

And just to be clear, there has been no revenue shortfall with the tax cuts, rather the government is just not taking in as much more than it otherwise would have (and even that's debatable given our tax code). It is not raining. Rather, there's just water droplets falling down from the clouds. one...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 86
Views: 4172

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

but tax cuts and government spending are not one in the same Please tell us more how they're not one AND the same. Because if you're SO concerned about debt, you don't cut revenue. When your household has a mortgage, car loan, student loan, and credit card debt, you don't ask for a pay cut at work....

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 86
Views: 4172

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

If the 9/11 fund is indeed important (and it is, and Rand Paul is in favor of funding it), surely it should not be difficult for Congress to find the relative pennies from elsewhere in the federal budget to fund it. I call BS on this. Why is it that disaster spending and this special fund need to b...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pastor Claims He Was Sucking Demons Out of Sexually Assaulted Men
Replies: 14
Views: 880

Re: Pastor Claims He Was Sucking Demons Out of Sexually Assaulted Men

Seems that God is not really all that benevolent or powerful if he allows someone to be taken over by demons. The bigger question is why hasn't God defeated evil altogether?

HA! Well, based on this pastor's answer, gay sex is really just a ritual cleansing of bodies! :duck:

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 154
Views: 5154

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Do those people not even get the irony of their behavior ? The irony of their behavior is that they tell these folks that if they think their country is a mess they should leave, but don't want to accept people who left because they think their country is a mess. What's more...since 2017 the script...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 154
Views: 5154

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/realer.pdf

Government source...that means they're cooking the books and is unreliable.

What? Worked well from 2009-early 2017.
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MSPNWA wrote:
We can debate "best ever" and such, but let's at least stick to facts, okay?

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/realer.pdf

Government source...that means they're cooking the books and is unreliable.

What? Worked well from 2009-early 2017.

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?

Has the market place changed so much that it is no longer profitable for companies to offer such a service? That would be undertaken by an ocean liner (which is what Cunard specializes in). A cruise liner is meant to start and end in the same port (i.e. no net transport of passengers to any of the ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?

There are world cruises (start and end at the same port, usually done once a year by the cruise line), there are residential cruises (no home port, but also likely no full services), and there are one way cruises that could offer the chance to travel around the world (would have to be booked as back...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1320

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

I wish people would comply with police Except even if you're complying with police you can find yourself in deep trouble, like Philando Castile when he was complying with police and was reaching for his wallet and ID and was shot. But sure, tell us more about how complying with officers will make t...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 154
Views: 5154

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

NIKV69 wrote:
He is an incumbent who has a good economy. There will be no primary.

If that is the case, why didn't Americans vote to elect a Democrat in 2016? After all, Obama was also an incumbent who had a good economy. It only made sense that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 154
Views: 5154

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

It is often said that silence speaks volume. The fact that not a single Republican official has condemned the expressions says all you need to know about what the path ahead is. No one in the GOP truly believes the things they themselves spew out: 1. Deficits only matter when they're not in power; o...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

Dieuwer wrote:
AFAIK, not one sane and progressive European country has a "debt ceiling".

But we are not progressive by any means. The P word is the new C word and S word. (progressive = socialism AND communism).

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Resolving the Qatar Crisis
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Resolving the Qatar Crisis

1. Saudi Arabia and Co have provided their demands; Qatar so far refuses to accept any (and rightly so). 2. As long as it takes. Either Saudi Arabia discovers that it needs Qatar's help or Qatar eventually folds. Because the gatekeepers of the Persian Gulf are Iran and Oman (both of which are on fri...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 156
Views: 5320

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

The guy could have provided his own, BTW. Except in the event of a false accusation, his provided chaperone may not be believed at all. What if the provided chaperone is lumped into the accusation? The simple solution for this situation would be for this candidate to simply state there will be NO &...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 22
Views: 1456

Re: NYC Power Outage

Grow a pair, the power goes out here in STL all the time because of our storms Power going out because of weather is expected. Power going out because of grid failure is not. Power going out to a small section of a city with less than 400k residents (or a metro area with just shy of 2M) during a st...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

Aaron747 wrote:
Tariffs don’t stay in Treasury

Because tariffs don't even make it to the Treasury.

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Don't have to tell me twice. I actually support sequestration across the board to cut spending and repealing the tax cuts to increase revenue. The conservative logic in the country is:...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

And here we go again...another debt ceiling crisis unfolding. US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin warns that the US will hit the debt ceiling sooner than expected . He's urging Congress to raise the ceiling since Treasury is already undergoing the "extraordinary measures" to meet obligations. Tw...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 156
Views: 5320

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

So long story short, women can't be trusted because they might slander men, versus men who never ever slander other men. Got it. :checkmark: When was the last time you heard a man accuse another man of sexually assaulting him? And if you do recall a moment, who did you believe the first time around...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 156
Views: 5320

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

The accused never fully recovers? Like he ends up president or Supreme Court Justice? Or runs for senate not once but twice? Some birds of a feather stick together. While I don't sympathize with Trump, Kavanaugh, and company, we never got evidence of anything (Trump's the only one due to his "...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 156
Views: 5320

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Maybe Republicans could stop being/supporting rapists? See, this is likely why he doesn't want to be alone with a woman. He's already lumped into the group through the logic of "Republicans defend/are rapists; this guy is a Republican; ergo, this guy defends/is a rapist". He's not even be...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3670

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

The only way Saudi Arabia can become a booming tourist destination (akin to the UAE) is if they plan a city (probably along the Red Sea) that's meant exclusively for tourism. No one, except those with proper visas, can leave the city unless by flight to Riyadh or Jeddah to connect on a flight (unles...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

Reasonable people agree, the left right believes that every piece of economic data is bad and only when a liberal conservative is back in office will any economic news be good again. My 401k and investments are doing quite well, glad to be in it during this time period, ups and downs will occur tho...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record high on Thursday, led by UnitedHealth shares, after testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that signaled easier monetary policy could be implemented later this month. The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its hi...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

1337Delta764 wrote:
I also remember the hot pink Fierce Strawberry flavor as well.

Of course you do... :sarcastic:

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 156
Views: 5320

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Seeing as how the go to accusation of the Democratic Party has been to accuse of rape or infidelity no matter what the evidence proves... I don’t blame him one bit. I fully agree. If it were me I would prefer there be accountability through a third person in the room. It has nothing to do with the ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1425

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

Just as much as the knee-jerk generalization that a holocaust denier must be "far right" You have to admit: the people shouting "Jews will not replace us" may be considered "very fine people", but they all seem to lean to the same side of the political spectrum. That's...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

Airstud wrote:
What makes you think I'm not?

No indication that you still drink Gatorade Fierce. You need to drink the fierce juice all the time.

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 82
Views: 5382

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I give this as much credibility as the whole "Shoot at Hurricane Irma/Florence" events.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1425

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

the principal happens to be black which lowers the odds even more of your "far right" accusation. What does race have to do with politics? Are you saying Blacks can't be conservative? Or are you saying that far-right loons can only be White? I seem to recall a pair of Black ladies who hav...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

Airstud wrote:
In 2001 I drank a 32oz Gatorade Fierce, lime-flavor, right before going to bed.:

I'm surprised it didn't make you F I E R C E

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

BestWestern wrote:
I’m beside my self with excitement.

You should be. It's PINK!

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran
Replies: 17
Views: 1587

Re: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran

seb146 wrote:
I don't have facts to back that up, but given his character and demeanor, I would not be surprised.

Use QAnon logic:

There isn't any non-evidence of it.

Solved :D

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1803

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

I’ll disagree here. Get yourself a good cast iron pan, lots of butter and herbs, high heat, a willingness to actually tend the steak as it cooks, and a tolerance for smoke in the kitchen. But, I do prefer to do them on the grill. I've made filet mignon on a cast iron pan and while does end up amazi...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's eighth lava lake discovered
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: World's eighth lava lake discovered

The heat created by friction from the disk earth moving thru space melts the rocks... If these people believe the Earth is flat, they also likely believe that everything else revolves around it. Hence, because Earth is the center of everything, WE aren't moving through space. That being said, from ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1803

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

You might as well cook indoors if you're going to use gas. Except we're back at the whole "electric vs gas stoves" discussion. A steak made on a stove will never taste the same as one made on a grill. If you disagree, then throw away your grill, use a George Foreman, and tell me how that ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7807

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Baby Trump can fload, they just can't use helium and have to keep it less than 6 feet off the ground. You mean hydrogen? No other gas can make a float float and if it's not helium, it would have to be hydrogen, which is extremely volatile (and being lighter than helium, would require more handlers)...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3026

Workplace etiquette: nicknames

My company has a thing where every other week they publish a report on ethics (really mostly rule breaking and the consequences of it). The report makes cases anonymous so no one knows who was involved or if it's even real. This week's case dealt with two female coworkers who reported their team lea...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7807

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

casinterest wrote:
They can't let anything appear to be as big or empty as Trump.

What about the tanks? They'll be big and likely empty (probably 1-2 people inside and most likely no ammo).

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7807

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Let's look at what John Adams, who of course had a hand in writing the Declaration of Independence, had to say about that: I am intrigued at how folks cherrypick details and push only what suits their own agenda. So John Adams sent a letter to his wife saying that he envisioned this day with pomp a...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7807

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Talk about the biggest case of SPS I've ever seen.

I'm sure Congress (in particular, the GOP-led Senate) will approve funds to repair the streets in DC if they're damaged by tanks. Or is this one of those "you're on your own" scenarios?

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4519

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Funny how the same people praising Obama for taking a picture in front of a mural with the face of a mass murderer in Cuba, sheet giving them everything they wanted and getting exactly zero in return, are so hung up on this when so far North Korea has received nothing they wanted. Trump gave him le...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest college experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: Coolest college experiences

I'm trying to remember stuff from college, but among the top ones has to be meeting astronauts Joseph Acaba and Steve Swanson (STS-119) at the State Department in Puerto Rico, working with local politicians in preparation for the 2012 general elections, getting my head trimmed very closely for the f...

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