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by wingman
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm on Delta flight #813
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: I'm on Delta flight #813

Did he crash? No meal news, no landing update, nothing..

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by wingman
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 164
Views: 7387

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

stabilize the region ?? Laughable i understand Australia and other countries concern about China in the region, but this will not stabilize the region. That is just a hopelesly naive thing to say. I'd argue just the opposite. In the face of military expansionism nothing is more destabilizing than d...

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by wingman
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 164
Views: 7387

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

With the Submarines, France offered nuclear submarines, Australia wanted them redesigned to be diesel electric. Then they kept changing their desired specifications (with an the expected effect on budgets and completion dates). Then they did want nuclear after all. Is this true? I can't find any co...

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by wingman
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 164
Views: 7387

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

France's reaction may be heated and "overdone" but I think it'll serve their longer term interests well as it relates to any strategic defense goals they have in Asia in the coming decades. I don't see any other outcome here than an eventual rapprochement with the new alliance and nice fat...

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by wingman
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57667

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

The NYT’s states that this is the furthest from Earth humans have been since the Apollo missions, thats a remarkable achievement to cede to mere humans. 3 days in space can be yours for just $65M per night. Bonkers.

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by wingman
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6813

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

That's a real gut punch... This is how I feel tonight: California, you're nothing to me now. You're not a fellow, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. And yet here you are cavorting on a forum expressing yourself freely and very likely dependent on many technologies and ser...

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by wingman
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?
Replies: 33
Views: 2578

Re: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?

It's hard to hear the engines over all the air rage.

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by wingman
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9930

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

The Curiosity rover had managed to collect 32 Martian rock samples by using a drill attached to robotic arm. Perseverance rovere mission still keeps searching for signs of past life on the red planet by analyzing the chemical, mineral, physical and organic characteristics of the rocks. The best par...

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by wingman
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Everts MD-80 blasting out of NAS 9/3/21
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: Everts MD-80 blasting out of NAS 9/3/21

Or "Ex Airshow Pilot has Flashback at NAS". Holy crap, the spotters must've gone berserk seeing that.

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by wingman
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 330
Views: 14698

Re: Texas abortion law

I'd guess at least 95% are unwanted and due to lack of contraception or education. Even then though, that's a woman's body and woman's choice. It's an incredible thing to allow a small group of white men with an average age of 65 dictate what women can choose to do, or not in this case, with somethi...

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by wingman
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42416

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

What in the hell were students of San Juan Unified School District doing in Afghanistan????? I sure hope the school had field trip permission slips from all the parents. Sending students to Afghanistan is complete insanity. From reading the Article,. it can be deduced that the district knows studen...

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by wingman
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42416

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

America spent trillions of Dollars and sacrificed thousands of men in a revenge lust against one man? It’s doubtful the Taliban even knew where he was. But Pakistan almost certainly did. The Saudis perpetrated 9-11 and Pakistan hid the ringleader. So we went to war against Afghanistan and then agai...

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by wingman
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42416

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

I should caution you against attempting to expand your mind based on anything I’ve ever posted here.

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by wingman
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42416

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

If China is going to negotiate the mass movement of Muslims between Afghanistan and China I think it’s very possible the arrow would be pointing west. Im not saying it would be humane but doing a deal with the Taliban to trade mining rights and downstream share of revenue if Afghanistan will take in...

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by wingman
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42416

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

It begs some essential questions then for the exit deal makers: 1. Would the Taliban have “behaved” like Pompous warned them to if he and Trump were still in charge? 2. Would we all be cheering a surge “like you’ve never seen before” that Trump threatened the mullahs with when he executed that incre...

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by wingman
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42416

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Imagine JFK going home for some R&R during the Cuban Missle crisis, Imagine Gerald Ford going home during the fall of Saigon. Imagine Jimmy Carter going home for vaction during the Teheran hostage crisis. Imagine Reagan going home duing the Granada crisis, Imagine GHWB going home to vacation du...

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by wingman
Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42416

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Blame Biden or blame Trump, it perpetuates the echo chamber wars. If regular Afghans had no willpower to stand up for themselves then this was truly a wasted effort. We tried and we got Bin Laden along the way. We should’ve just gotten Bin Laden but thats not what Rummy and Dick left on the platter ...

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by wingman
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42416

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well said. Bush will own this tragedy on the way in but Trump will own the exit deal. It fits the mold perfectly, just like every other deal this ass clown ever executed. This one is surely his biggest bankruptcy yet. We went to war against Afghanistan and Iraq because the Saudis killed 3000 America...

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by wingman
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42416

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Except now there's gobs of tweets, public statements, and executive orders that any half-witted political novice can cobble together in a counter ad with Trump's face all over it. The defining moment for Trump. You're right, reading his asinine comments and then the oral vomitus out of Pompeo's pie...

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by wingman
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6.5kgs of cocaine found on Caribbean Airlines 737 at Miami
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: 6.5kgs of cocaine found in 737 that landed in Miami

silentbob wrote:
mxaxai wrote:
Good job by the authorities to secure 5.6 kg of cocaine.

both kilos have been placed in the evidence locker[/quote

That made me snort.

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by wingman
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6399

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Let's ban all car drivers, too. After all, they're all law abiding, until they aren't. There are well over 70 million gun owners in the US. How many crimes are committed by them? Very few. Now, if you want to go after the drug and street gangs, be my guest. Except that a car's main purpose is trans...

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by wingman
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2156

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

Read the NYS AG’s report on COVID. https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/2021/attorney-general-james-releases-report-nursing-homes-response-covid-19 As per the usual you have great difficulty making a point. Where in that report does the AG lay the blame for 15000 deaths at Cuomo’s feet? This was the con...

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by wingman
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2156

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

Yes, he harassed 11 women sexually, but he gave 15,000 helpless elderly the kiss of death -- they are the real victims. One would like to think he resigned because it was the right thing to do. But he did so to collect his pension, because if impeached he would have been ineligible. So if Cuomo kil...

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by wingman
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24
Replies: 29
Views: 2156

Re: Cuomo Resigns - Kathy Hochul to become NY Gov 8/24

Yes, he harassed 11 women sexually, but he gave 15,000 helpless elderly the kiss of death -- they are the real victims. One would like to think he resigned because it was the right thing to do. But he did so to collect his pension, because if impeached he would have been ineligible. So if Cuomo kil...

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by wingman
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 2933

Re: Messi going to PSG

Los Galácticos was the Real Madrid of the early 2000s - Roberto Carlos, Figo, Zidane, Ronaldo etc. That was Perez making his grand entrance to the game. Money was zero objection.

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by wingman
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 2933

Re: Messi going to PSG

I thought comparing clubs and players with similar financial heft would've been appropriate. It was reading like a financial thread vs a viewership thread. That was silly of me. Should've gone with cricket. I’ll remember next time not to mention the NFL now that i have the approved list of global sp...

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by wingman
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 2933

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

However, I did have to google the Patrick fella to learn who and what he is, which speaks volumes. I dare say nobody in the world will have to google Messi or Ronaldo to learn who they are; they're household names. So it's disingenuous to compare them with those from more obscure sports with either...

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by wingman
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57667

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

He really is the coolest billionaire, shoving it up the backsides of 800 lb. gorillas in three separate industries now. But you can tell Space X is what will drive his passion until he's gone.

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by wingman
Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 3810

Re: Silly daft jokes.

How many dead hookers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

I don't know but it's not eight because the light in my basement is still out.

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by wingman
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 2933

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

I don't know the final offer details but one poster below says he agreed to a 50% pay cut and it still wasn't enough. Only problem is that would've been a paltry $75M (after taxes!!) per year based on the leaks of his prior deal which had him at $600M over 4 years. That's 3X higher than Patrick Maho...

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by wingman
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Interest
Replies: 29
Views: 1363

Re: Students Lose Vaccination Case Against Indiana University Mandate - Federal Appeals Court Affirms Public Health Inte

They can always transfer to Oral Roberts or some other beacon of scientific learning. Maybe Trump Colege has a second shot at success.

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by wingman
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1390

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

Basses have 4 strings, unless it is a Fender VI. It's OK, I understand and accept that most bassists can't count to 5. But trust me, there's a whole world of numbers out there when you get past 4! You guys may not be able to count but you do have a great sense of humor. And it is true, the interweb...

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by wingman
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42416

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

I think instead of trying to blame nations (who got wide support at the time) we better think about new approaches, respecting local culture and needs. Maybe even pro actively. Seldom healthy, developing countries get into deep trouble like Afghanistan. Maybe we look around for countries at risk se...

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by wingman
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 550
Views: 38011

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I am literally the smugest person on the planet right now. Esteban more than deserved that win - had Seb in his DRS Zone for the whole race and didn't make a single mistake. Lots of people are overdue a hearty serving of humble pie about now. Esteban has for a long time been overhated. You didn't s...

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by wingman
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Players ... Unite!
Replies: 29
Views: 1390

Re: Bass Players ... Unite!

Salutations! I am a beginner bass player. I would love to hear your favorite bass lines and shredders of the quad-string bandit. I very much admire Laura Lee of Khruangbin and Phil Lesh. You'd do well to follow the galloping legend himself, Steve Harris. Here is is live, check 2:30-3:00 and plenty ...

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by wingman
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11958

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

I saw countless fights, truly vicious ones at times, growing up in Spain. It's a country with plenty of history of violence in day to day life..exactly like any other country. They hunt and sport shoot too, just like every other first world country. The key difference is they don't have six or seven...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unique aerial drone footage of AN-225 takeoff
Replies: 29
Views: 5770

Re: Unique aerial drone footage of AN-225 takeoff

Best video I've seen in a while. First, he puts on his nice jacket for landing and meeting his first customer of the day...just like me. And you can't see it but clearly he's reaching into a tool chest to get the wrench out for reverse thrusting. And no one offers to help. All these modern day Boein...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 23
Views: 1542

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

My actual point, wasn’t so much the verification, it was the fact that I had to opt-out. With stuff that is out of the norm…such as these advances…we should have to opt-in. I guarantee that folks that don’t pay attention will be in for quite the surprise in April. And, I’d be a fan of online voting...

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by wingman
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2871

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

I stopped watching news and went back to reading news. The best decision I have ever made. Lightsaber +1 - The greatest gain in mental stability for me was shutting down my Next Door account after 6 days. That was first foray into social media. Knowing my fellow citizens are borderline psychotic wa...

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by wingman
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 23
Views: 1542

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

Life's a real bitch, but when you compound the issue with the burdens of the First World it becomes almost unbearable. Heads up - document verification is the next big fraud prevention thing, get used to it. If it's a requirement for voting it's going to be a requirement to fart in your own bed pret...

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by wingman
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4492

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

From what I know the treatment of the Maori by the British was similar to treatment of the native Hawaiins by the US, maybe even worse in that the Maori were recognized as equal subjects to the throne before everything was stolen from them. I dont think the US government ever bullshitted Hawaiins to...

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by wingman
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11958

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

American's have exactly the same DNA as other countries, that is just an excuse. When you travel the world (I don't know if you have or not) you realize quickly that culture is only skin deep and most people are the same. My post is dripping in sarcasm. Despite what the pro gun/anti gun law lobby w...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

Re: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath

Best story at the Half Moon tonight by a long shot. I just hope that pub is better than the beer.

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by wingman
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11958

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

We shouldn't have ANY gun laws. The country and the people will only be safe and sound once every man, woman and child is locked and loaded at all times. We can already see the evidence over the past two years as guns have flooded the nation at record pace. Guns are a warm blanket proven to bring p...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11958

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

We shouldn't have ANY gun laws. The country and the people will only be safe and sound once every man, woman and child is locked and loaded at all times. We can already see the evidence over the past two years as guns have flooded the nation at record pace. Guns are a warm blanket proven to bring pe...

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by wingman
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64324

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Or why the world’s greatest business man has declared bankruptcy 6 times. Delta Airlines declared bankruptcy are they forever deemed no good? Of course not this argument is just more Trump derangement. Delta is certainly much humbler for the experience. They continuously improve by absorbing their ...

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by wingman
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 1973

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

If it is Donald Trump and 70M Americans must’ve missed school that day with some ailment or other. The fortunate ones probably got a doctor’s note.

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by wingman
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 1973

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

In the US some people, including some on this forum, just want to present slavery and the holocaust with facts and pictures and then instruct the children to go to their parents and churches to find out if any of those practices/events were negative in any way. Or you could take the Vegas shooting a...

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by wingman
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 1973

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

I usually can’t resist myself but get so dumbfounded I can’t believe it’s not bots. Then you read some of the anti science/factoid reality right here in the forum and you realize that a lot of Americans are just straight up elementary drop out KKK. At least 40-50M Americans fall into that combined b...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64324

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

In Cuba they stormed government buildings and people were killed? I must've missed that story. Or, more likely, if one doesn't believe in science one probably doesn't believe in Webster's either.

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