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by skyservice_330
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

One should not be guilty by association, but given the history of some of these men when it comes to women/inappropriate behavior (Trump, Clinton, Spacey, Prince Andrew) you can't help but...wonder. Or at minimum, you can't blame people for wondering - notwithstanding that the article indicates no a...

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by skyservice_330
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14369

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

As the media tours for those involved continue, it will be interesting to learn more about the planning and prep that went into the trial. The defense has mentioned the use of mock juries, for example, and it would be interesting to know what was learned from that, and informed their strategy - ever...

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by skyservice_330
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14369

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Not surprising.

The kid took two lives and will need to live with that for the rest of his life, regardless of the circumstances - and ultimately god will be the judge as to whether the intentions in his heart were pure and defensible and, if morally, he is deserving of an eternity of salvation.

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by skyservice_330
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3683

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

With GOP elected members (Gosar) openly suggesting violence and death against their political opponents.. or, at minimum, making light of it... might not be a bad idea for the VP to be keeping her head down and keeping a low profile. After the Jan 6 events, violence can no longer be discounted as a ...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1886

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

I can like/love someone who differs from me politically. Its not a hill to die on IMO. Same here. Respectful disagreement and healthy debate amongst reasonable adults is a good thing. But definitely as of late it seems it has become more caustic and antagonistic, all around. Never mind the deep end...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1886

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

If you want to save money on Christmas gifts, just bring up politics at Thanksgiving :rotfl: I have not personally experienced it, but I agree that social media (and before that, traditional media) has exacerbated the tribalism of it all. Why go to the marketplace of ideas when you can just sit in t...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

A lot of media coverage on the different elements of the legal ramifications for those that were involved in the violent 'Unite the Right' gathering and the Jan 6 insurrection - Jan. 6 rioter in horned fur hat sentenced to 41 months https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/jan-6-rioter-in-horned-fur-hat-sentenc...

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by skyservice_330
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3683

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

As much as I understand the emotional feel good feelz that some may get by trying to predict and position the future as if it is pre determined fait accompli - politics is a fickle business, and 6 days is a long time in it, never mind midterms and presidential races that are months/years away. Time ...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Nov 03, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Mental Illness Pt. III - Dallas Event For ‘Appearance’ of JFK Jr.
Replies: 21
Views: 1795

Re: Mass Mental Illness Pt. III - Dallas Event For ‘Appearance’ of JFK Jr.

C'mon Aaron...just like Jan 6 was a 'protest that got out of hand' (I believe that is the most recent line being peddled, correct?) this was just a group of... civic minded history enthusiasts gathering to discuss the upcoming election cycle.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by skyservice_330
Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4101

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

This is just another feeble attempt to try and rewrite history because the truth casts such a gross shadow on Carson and his ideological ilk on the political right. They played with fire by perpetuating the idea that the election was stolen and Trump was the rightful winner... and that idea led to t...

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by skyservice_330
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2563

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Being old and battling cancer does not help at all despite being vaccinated. That’s why for those types of people they have to be extra cautious in what they do and where they go and hope those around them are similarly careful. Exactly (emphasis added). Powell didn't die because he got the vaccine...

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by skyservice_330
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2563

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

RIP to an American that gave his life to the people of the USA. This thread is almost like a microcosm of the debate that will occur in history books for the years to come over the reputation of Powell. On the one hand, a military man and statesman who had a long career and gave to his country. Argu...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2280

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

The Culture, or should I say lack of Cult surrounding it makes it very different from certain other well known countries. Very true, you guys don't know freedom like we know freedom. Your happiness index and life expectancy is laughable in the face of my Freedom Cult. Don't be so smug. Your alcohol...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Texas Schhol Shooter Released On Bond

Aren't schools gun-free zones? I don't condone the actions of the shooter, nor do I endorse the post-bail celebration, but this is Texas we are talking about with regards to guns. Perhaps this didn't get press since there were no fatalities, and the NRA would prefer to keep it that way especially a...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Texas Schhol Shooter Released On Bond

Aren't schools gun-free zones? Presumably.. but people break the law all the time. Just like aggravated assault with a deadly weapon... also illegal...and he is being charged with three counts of it. I am not an expert on Texas gun laws, but presumably the Federal law applies here... and he would b...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Texas Schhol Shooter Released On Bond

A tragic incident for sure. His family is saying he was a target of bullying and also claimed he acted after being robbed and attacked by bullies - will be interesting to see how they frame this in terms of the argument of the defense (e.g. he was acting in self defense, felt threatened etc.) The bo...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7827

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

From Benghazi, to election audits to Milley...you really need to applaud the rights ability to beat a dead horse.

Hint - sometimes you won't get water out of the stone. No matter how hard you squeeze, and no matter how much you have convinced yourself the stone is full of water.

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by skyservice_330
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rank the top 5 of each fashion seasons in the past 10 years
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Rank the top 5 of each fashion seasons in the past 10 years

1. Any season that lets me wear shorts and flip flops.

Whatever season saw the proliferation of Von Dutch hats should be at the bottom.

What is the basis for the ranking?

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by skyservice_330
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1486

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

It wouldn't be a Tuesday on A.net if there wasn't a post about something going on in California LOL She should face the legal and political repercussions of this. I am sure the good people of SF will pass judgement on this the next time they go to the polls - whether booting her from office, or her ...

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by skyservice_330
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7827

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

So getting back on track here, according to this Fox report, it's all coming out now. General Milley was not out of line, the original orders were from former SecDef Esper, and acting SecDef Miller has walked back the comments in which he claimed he 'didn't know' about the China communications and ...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18

Good point - it certainly seems like planning efforts are being undertaken to prevent and deal with violence (arguably efforts that weren't taken, or inadequately taken, for Jan. 6). That is a good thing - for the safety of those at the rally, and police.

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by skyservice_330
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18

There is coverage of the upcoming rally on September 18 that is being organized in support of the January 6 insurrectionists - the 600 or so charged for their involvement in efforts to storm the Capitol and prevent the election results from being certified. It is being organized by a former employee...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7827

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

This situation doesn't happen without Trump resisting the peaceful transfer of power. So no, it wouldn't happen to just any president. BINGO! There seems to be an intentional effort to disconnect what happened from the broader events. This happened within the context of a sitting President resistin...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norm MacDonald, Dead at 61
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Norm MacDonald, Dead at 61

https://youtu.be/bEghu90QJH4
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His role as Burt Reynolds/ Turd Ferguson on the Celebrity Jeopardy skits was awesome. RIP

https://youtu.be/bEghu90QJH4

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by skyservice_330
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19418

Re: Texas abortion law

This just further demonstrates the absolute hypocrisy and ideological hollowness of the political right at the moment. In one breath, they pearl clutch and put on a big show about their supposed concern for the women and girls of Afghanistan, as a means to criticize the current POTUS (concern which ...

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by skyservice_330
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

This will need to go down as a case study in a textbook in the future.

They had one job.. one job. Find a defensible, respectable, inoffensive replacement for AT...and it seems they have done everything in their power to totally f*ck it up.

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by skyservice_330
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43937

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Terrible news, though not unexpected.. it was only a matter of time. With the killing of children and American service members, hopefully white supremacist's, QAnon types, and far right conservatives will end their wink wink, nudge nudge championing of the Taliban, as was seen in some quarters in th...

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by skyservice_330
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

no one but no one will ever be able to live up to Alex. If anyone was ever going to it would've been Kelsey Grammer, not fully removed from his Frasier persona. That would be absolutely incredible. :lol: But the pretentiousness would probably halve their viewership...maybe he could switch to Sidesh...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DC Buildings/Streets Cordoned Off For Anti-Government Bomb Threat
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: DC Buildings/Streets Cordoned Off For Anti-Government Bomb Threat

Poor city and the Capitol Police can't catch a break. First, the January 6 attack on the Capitol by Trump motivated insurrectionists who brutalized the police (the attack also led to suicides). Then the May incident when an officer was killed by the guy that rammed the car. Now this! Fingers crossed...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43937

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

The entire situation in Afghanistan - not just over the last week, but the last twenty years - is incredibly sad with everyday Afghans bearing the brunt of the decisions, good and bad. No leader in the western world nations involved, who was implicated in the boots on the ground or decision making, ...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dave Grohl stands up to Westboro Baptist Church
Replies: 15
Views: 1397

Re: Dave Grohl stands up to Westboro Baptist Church

The best way to deal with offensive free speech is more free speech. This was a good example and encourage it with many of our challanging uses of freedom of speech like WBC, anti-maskers, Trump supporters. The only caveat I would add is - I don't recall an incident of Westboro being violent. That ...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dave Grohl stands up to Westboro Baptist Church
Replies: 15
Views: 1397

Re: Dave Grohl stands up to Westboro Baptist Church

Westboro Baptist Church is a family of, mostly, lawyers. They are there to taunt and taunt and taunt, hoping to be assaulted or battery so they can sue. This. They are professional provocateurs. The best is to ignore them, or for good people to stand up to them in non-violent ways (as Grohl has don...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 29514

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Norah Jones - Those Sweet Words
Norah Jones - Be Here To Love Me
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
Van Morrison - Real Real Gone
Anne Murray - Danny's Song

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by skyservice_330
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2808

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

He should go. This will add further strength to the wide range of criticism and calls for resignation that Democrats have been sending his way. Excerpts from a March 2021 article: Top Dems call on Cuomo to resign amid harassment allegations By day’s end, the three-term governor had lost the support ...

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by skyservice_330
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3885

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

Back in the old days I was an Eisenhower Republican. There are about no right wing Republican party members who would support or endorse him anymore. Moderate or progressive Republicans are being kicked out of the party, I think 'primaried' is what it is being called. What's left is fairly indistin...

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by skyservice_330
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 65297

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I guess it is easy to be the party of law and order, and for 'the blue' ... until the supporters and insurrectionists your party has offered solace to, and who have been encouraged by your party leader, find themselves on the wrong side of the law by destroying federal property and attempting to sto...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 1974

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

This sounds like a ready-made skit for early 1980s Canadian sketch show 'Great White North'. Or the 1995 John Candy flick, Canadian Bacon! The US president tries to boost his sagging approval rating by starting a war with Canada. Slick propaganda campaigns convince a zealous patriot to take matters...

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by skyservice_330
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3835

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

CPAC bills itself as The largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world. Thankfully, verbally harassing and stalking a trans person was the most shocking and disgusting thing that happened at CPAC a few days ago. Oh, wait... - Far-right conspiracy theories flourished elsewhere ...

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by skyservice_330
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25274

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Sentence is out - Chauvin convicted to 22.5 years for the murder of George Floyd.

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by skyservice_330
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3246

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

These schools were run by the Catholics but also others (Anglicans as well, if I recall). However, from what I gather the Catholic Church has been the least cooperative in addressing what occurred in terms of their willingness to turn over records or to otherwise engage in a cooperative way. From th...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3246

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

This, unfortunately, is likely to be a common occurrence in the coming weeks/months/years given the number of schools that existed across Canada over the last century and the increased awareness/acknowledgement that there is likely unmarked graves at some or many of them. The Truth and Reconciliatio...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 56
Views: 4405

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

The right really needs to pick the story they are peddling here. One day they are saying it was FBI operatives, then a few days later we find out that a member of the Oath Keepers, who were involved in the insurrection and brutalizing law enforcement officials, pleads guilty to their role in it. Wil...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4929

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

At the end of the day it is all posturing for the domestic, not international audience. Agreed. It is hard not be a bit amused (and a bit pitiful I suppose) in response to this kind of second rate chest puffing from Russia, and how domestic and expat Russians eat it up as food to feed their collect...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MTG Calls for Fauci's Removal
Replies: 33
Views: 2837

Re: MTG Calls for Fauci's Removal

One can only imagine the sigh, grin, and eye roll such shenanigans must generate from Dr. Fauci. The guy has more accomplishments, brain and and class in his stool then she will ever have in her entire life. Though, I suppose it is better for her to be calling for him to be fired then killed or exec...

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by skyservice_330
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 56
Views: 4405

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

Peddlers of this fake news and their enablers, both silent and vocal, should sit and talk with some of the 130+ Capitol Police officers injured that day. The cops showed up with honour to do their job, Trump supporters showed up with weapons to brutalize them and to be violent.

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by skyservice_330
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St Louis Couple Plead Guilty
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: St Louis Couple Plead Guilty

They may have surrendered their guns and plead guilty ... but the internet never forgets, and the treasure trove of 'Ken and Karen' memes they inspired will live on for the ages LOL https://i.pinimg.com/originals/78/d6/6f/78d66f580f5b1a819b5d1c6aec539b16.png https://cdn.pleated-jeans.com/wp-content/...

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by skyservice_330
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 56
Views: 4405

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

Quackery. The truth - that MAGA agitators emboldened by the Rioter In Chief stormed the seat of US democracy - is uncomfortable when looking in the mirror, so they need to come up with their alternative version.

Pure quackery.

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by skyservice_330
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer
Replies: 33
Views: 1381

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

I wonder how many instances it will take, of young people dropping to one knee in the class and holding their fist in the air, until this thing gets amended...

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by skyservice_330
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-Muslim Attacker Kills 4 in Ontario
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Anti-Muslim Attacker Kills 4 in Ontario

In what is getting lots of attention in Southern Ontario, and nationally, on Sunday evening a man in London, Ontario ran down five people out for an evening walk. The only survivor is a 9 year old boy. From the article: Deceased are a grandmother, a husband and wife and their teenage daughter. A nin...

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by skyservice_330
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 8759

Re: Trouble for Trump

In what will undoubtedly piss off the fans of the Rioter in Chief, Trump has been suspended from Facebook for two years for stoking violence on the platform ahead of the January insurrection - https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-facebook-instagram-accounts-suspended-1.6053578 But they mustn't worry ...

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