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by wingman
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 50
Views: 1638

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

People say stupid things and overreact all the time. Fox New does it every day. The other day a white guy on that network said other networks were trying to "lynch" Chauvin, as if he understood the meaning of the word. That's about the most supremacist, racist statement a #1 prime time &q...

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by wingman
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 50
Views: 1638

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

The LeBron incident is worse. A law enforcement officer did his job with what he was given to work with in a tenth of a second and may saved that other girls life and instead of being thankful LeBron attacked him and the deleted the tweet like a coward and blamed hatred for having to do so and not ...

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by wingman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 2737

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

This Super League sure didn't last long. Unless Real and Barca stick it out and play 20 Clasicos each season.

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by wingman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 3136

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Here is one of the things that automatically keeps you from buying a gun... Have you ever been adjudicated as a mental defective OR have you ever been committed to a mental institution? I'm gonna have to try real hard not to get banned addressing these inane comments. There's nothing automatic abou...

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by wingman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 2737

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Denmark FA chairman Jesper Moller says he expects the five rebel clubs that remain in European competition this season to be expelled from their respective semi-finals by the end of this week. Moller, who sits on the UEFA executive committee, told DR that he expects any of the 12 clubs still in Eur...

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by wingman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 2664

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Then what do you propose? Confiscate guns from tens of millions who use them legally and properly to keep them away from the half dozen a year that use them illegally? Huh? In 2020 over 19,000 Americans were killed in violent gun acts. Are you saying only 6 people did all that? That math is straigh...

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by wingman
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 3136

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

You gotta be careful with how you post new mass shooting stories. Below you make it seems like Shreveport and Somers are one and the same. But they're two separate incidents! So I think we had four or five mass shootings inside of one week. Haha, it's almost beyond regular math and getting into Alge...

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by wingman
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 3136

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

For shipping company workers maybe we stick to America: https://www.swfa.com/taurus-raging-hunter-matte-stainless-454-casull.html (this one has a great nickname for going postal..love it!) or the Freedom Arms 500, it makes me want to sing the anthem every time I lay eyes on it (snowflakes need not a...

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by wingman
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 3136

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Until Fedex workers learn how to do their jobs with one arm and one eye so that the other combo can be 360 scanning with an AR 15 locked and loaded at all times nothing will change. Why weren't these people all armed? And in Indiana of all places! That's the beating heart of gun country. I hope Fede...

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by wingman
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 135
Views: 6058

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

It's literal insanity that for many Americans resisting arrest or running from the police is justification for a an instant death sentence and execution without any due process. It's like asking "what's this thing, the Constitution, that you keep talking about?". Next up on the list will b...

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by wingman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4047

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

N583JB wrote:

That part of Knoxville is notoriously bad with gang violence. Not sure why law-abiding citizens should br disarmed because of gang violence.


Did you see an initiative somewhere that aims at stripping law-abiding citizens of their guns? Please post your sources when making outlandish claims.

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by wingman
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4047

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

Latest news from Knoxville: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2021/04/13/knoxville-austin-east-high-school-shooting-what-we-know/7197954002/ This doesn't appear to be an active shooter situation. The student that was shot by the officer was apparently in the bathroom, possibly suicidal? Four...

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by wingman
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4047

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

It's not a "gun culture" issue. It's a mental health issue and it wasn't random. The doctor had stopped providing medication to the shooter and he snapped. The kids and the HVAC crew were quite unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is incorrect according to the simplest...

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by wingman
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7037

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

French TV reporting that Pelosi asked the military what was being done to prevent Trump from launching a nuclear strike. The French should know that Trump cannot (it is IMPOSSIBLE) launch a nuclear weapon on his own. He needs two or three other American officials to concur before launching any stri...

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by wingman
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53497

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Looks like the Cabinet is going to run and hide instead of invoking the 25th. Or at least that is what McConnell wants. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/elaine-chao-cabinet-resignation-trump/index.html His wife just resigned. The article says she came into the post "hoping to repair the...

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by wingman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 15032

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

The question is: What can you do differently? Have you done ANYTHING? Most people do something, I work, I write posts here, I have conversations with friends that disagree with me, I reach out and try to find common points between us. I really try figure out what I am doing that inflames others or ...

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by wingman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53497

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Why would Jim Acosta do this?

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by wingman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women with hairy armpits
Replies: 49
Views: 2620

Re: Women with hairy armpits

I just started watching Berlin Babylon on Netflix which takes place in the late 1920s and the dancing girls all have hair under their armpits. I thought it was kind of sexy to be honest. It brings a whole new body part into play if one uses their imagination. Then again the girls were all naked so I...

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by wingman
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 15032

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

I honestly struggle with what the better outcome is for the US long-term. Does a razor thin GOP hold in the Senate do more to help achieve a rediscovery of centrist deal-making? I think there are sufficient GOP senators already that would be happy to vote with the Dems on centrist issues. On the fli...

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by wingman
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US cyber attacks
Replies: 45
Views: 2777

Re: US cyber attacks

Fox News is hilarious. A scan of their home page shows not a single link to any story covering this Russian hack. The lead stories are all about Biden and his son's connections to China and how they'll compromise US interests for their self-enrichment. What a world we live in. In one positive piece ...

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by wingman
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US cyber attacks
Replies: 45
Views: 2777

Re: US cyber attacks

Add this to the list of Trump's accomplishments by the time he leaves office, biggest foreign electronic attack ever (he'll like that superlative as will 99% of Republicans who all seem to have their heads so far up Trump's ass they think it's roses they're smelling). 400,000 dead, record numbers of...

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by wingman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump doubled support from LGBTQs
Replies: 56
Views: 3146

Re: Trump doubled support from LGBTQs

I wonder how many of them might still be in the closet to friends and family but are wiling to identify as such in surveys like this. Maybe certain segment have deep self loathing and vote against the interests of liberated sexuality and equal rights thinking it'll help them "get better" o...

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by wingman
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101561

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Hmmm, Lizard Lips looks like she just spotted a horse fly. Either that or Don Jr. just rolled into the West Wing with a bag of Blue Sky meth.

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by wingman
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101561

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Whatever shred of respect I had left for this country yesterday is gone today. When one of two political parties willfully cheers on this wanton destruction of our core values, and their followers goad them to ever greater depths of moral depravity it means to me that the United States has just a be...

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by wingman
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Koreans Losing Respect For America After Trump and COVID
Replies: 36
Views: 2343

Re: Koreans Losing Respect For America After Trump and COVID

Everyone outside the US lost respect for this country in the past year. I did too and I live here.

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by wingman
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway
Replies: 55
Views: 10007

Re: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway

Why didn't he land in the emergency airplane runway in the middle?

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by wingman
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if John McCain Became President in 2000
Replies: 27
Views: 2140

Re: What if John McCain Became President in 2000

The biggest impact would’ve been Sarah Palin becoming Vice President. I think that would’ve had the dubious effect of numbing Americans to the presence of true bat shit craziness in a position of leadership. Who knows how that would’ve impacted our experience with Trump. It’s very possible he might’...

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by wingman
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for COVID-19

He's locked up in a cabin with 3 ounces of blow, aqua lips from Fox News, and a sawed off Mossberg. I have a feeling he's going to call the race for the old man. Total War at 11.

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by wingman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4133

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

You restore faith by strength and determination. Not saying that if the Syrian regime crosses a red line you will act and then not act. Or allowing Putin take over Crimea (after saying GWB had wrong Russia policy). Or giving billions to a terrorist regime like Iran and in exchange funding terrorism...

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by wingman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions
Replies: 118
Views: 15294

Re: 1% of pax cause 50% of emissions

zrs70 wrote:
Sorry, I thought this was about bodily functions!


I thought I'd finally made the 1%. Nothing quite satisfies like the first epic release at 35,000 feet following a brekky of deviled eggs and a bloody maria. Umm, umm umm.

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by wingman
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 65129

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Incredible launch tonight and successful landing of Stage 1 again. Four new astronauts inbound to the Space Station now.

Another cool tidbit on the crew, it's diversity central today with a woman, the Japanese guy, a black guy, and the token white dude. That has to be a first.

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by wingman
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101561

Re: Official Election thread

On Fox News there's a headline blaring out "Huge Crowds of MAGA Fans Descend on Washington DC". The in the article they explain that hundreds of MAGA fans have assembled including a dozen Proud Boys. Hilarious. Then on the BBC they add, "MAGA fans swarm Trump's motorcade as he makes h...

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by wingman
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 101073

Re: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Is this another advantage with national health care services while EU countries has been putting a huge amounts of funding and in practice taken the risk for the vaccine project going forward? Is it possible for a private owned insurance company to risk the same way? I'm not sure sure I'd go as far...

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by wingman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1658
Views: 101073

Re: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

On a side note, I find it quite symbolic that this epic achievement (I hope it truly is that) comes from a transatlantic partnership between two companies led by highly talented immigrants to their respective countries. Greeks and Turks to boot, go figure.

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by wingman
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101561

Re: Official Election thread

I was answering the post stating Trump added $3 trillion to the debt by stating Obama added $10 trillion. Neither are admirable, but who wants to act to bring it under control? Neither are admirable? One literally spent every dollar he could to save the United States economy, and likely the world's...

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by wingman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 29768

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Pfizer confirms Trump and Pence were the driving forces behind their vaccine work: https://www.yahoo.com/news/pence-breaks-silence-credit-pfizer-142719638.html Nothing lifts my spirits more than direct and total repudiation of Trump Administration caca-doody. 70 more days of lies and bullshit from t...

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by wingman
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101561

Re: Official Election thread

In Texas basically the suburbs turned more blue at least for the presidential election anyway (Collin County and Williamson County are the two best examples...there is also Fort Bend County near Houston). However, Biden underperformed in heavy hispanic areas - which was the main reason why he could...

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by wingman
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Ballot Initiatives
Replies: 40
Views: 1987

Re: 2020 Ballot Initiatives

This thread is underrated. Looks like a lot of good stuff passing. Special congrats to Oregon for being the first state to decriminalize the use of all drugs! As if the state’s not crazy enough already! Justice Brandeis called states “laboratories in democracy”; well I guess meth labs are a form of...

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by wingman
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5492

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

So as I said, California doesn't work for working or middle class people. It works for Tech billionaires or people with inherited wealth. It's clear you fall into the latter category. You really are a strange person - Your hero, Donald Trump, is the perfect example of everything you claim to dispar...

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by wingman
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101561

Re: Official Election thread

And if the GOP would follow Ronald Reagan and Bush 1 and Bush 2 efforts to find a reasonable compromise on immigration, the GOP would never lose a national election. Both parties cater to fringe groups and ignore most of the people in the country. And both waste too much time telling us what to fea...

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by wingman
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5492

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

This is a fast read and pretty unbiased in presenting the facts. The cost of living is too high and it's not really the taxes that drive people out, it's the cost of rent or buying a home. It's why I left for Portland but no question, I still love California and go there often for business and pleas...

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by wingman
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5492

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

People have been predicting the death of California and the West Coast for decades. Granted, we are on fire, but we won't fail because Gene Simmons sells his mansions. In fact, the transaction itself is a great sign that the market for ultra high net worth buyers and sellers is thriving. What's disa...

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by wingman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tony Bobulinski
Replies: 88
Views: 3519

Re: Tony Bobulinski

And what of Extender? He sounded dead certain that the entire Biden clan would be executed for treason before election night. Just two nights left and there are stories of Insane Clown Posses in pick up trucks surrounding Biden campaign buses in order to carry out the President's orders. Stay safe J...

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by wingman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 6863

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

I don't think that is the full story behind why there are such wealth gap, but that is how some see it. To compete against it the Democratic party must offee its own alternative explanation to the structural problem abd offer a solution to the problem instead of just trying to redistribute the weal...

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by wingman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 6863

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

I think a large group of voters voted for Trump as a protest candidate against the "usual" suspects who run the country and the world. A lot of families have gotten nothing good from US government policy in 50 years. All they did is sacrifice and lose ground while the rich know-it-alls on...

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by wingman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rip Sean Connery
Replies: 31
Views: 1310

Re: Rip Sean Connery

Wherever he is I hope he's surrounded by Pussy Galore.

And who might you be?

Pussy...Pussy Galore

I must be dreaming


When I heard those lines I knew he'd get knighted.

RIP Sir, going to see your films as a child was as exciting as the first day of summer, such exquisite anticipation.

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by wingman
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tony Bobulinski
Replies: 88
Views: 3519

Re: Tony Bobulinski

The people that keep pushing this story are so embarrassed bye their own stupidity and gullibility that they see no other option except to persevere. On an X/Y chart this would depict the Law of Diminishing IQ where the longer the numb-nut pushes the story the more he or she cements their IQ score i...

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by wingman
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Budget Outlook
Replies: 34
Views: 1530

Re: US Budget Outlook

We should do whatever the hell Clinton did. He operated for at least half his presidency with the GOP running the Senate and House. Blowjob-gate notwithstanding that collection did something right. Taxes were higher but people still had jobs and made money, and the country was on track to financial ...

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by wingman
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tony Bobulinski
Replies: 88
Views: 3519

Re: Tony Bobulinski

Even the WSJ, the only real journalism in the Murdoch-GOP propaganda empire is running as fast as it can from this story. It all hinges on an unverified meeting at a hotel where Joe was already staying to give a speech that Putin and Trump suggest led directly to massive payouts from China. But zero...

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by wingman
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck
Replies: 40
Views: 2166

Re: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck

Let’s see, a vehicle designed to go to remote off-the-grid locations on batteries. Anyone see anything wrong there? I’m certain this vehicle was designed exclusively to go up and down Moscow Central Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. Personally, I’d take the new Dodge TRX as the ultimate swan song sayonara...

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