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by OA412
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2764

Re: Trying to locate members

The most ironic thing about the Great Purge in my opinion was the guy who led Demand Media at the time was killed in a general aviation accident almost immediately afterward. I don’t recall there being a lot of sympathy though as he was directly responsible for a lot of the sites militant actions. ...

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by OA412
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has a hail encounter.
Replies: 42
Views: 8860

Re: Delta has a hail encounter.

mcdu wrote:
DL seems to have these type of events on a regular basis. Didn’t they have the same thing happen twice around DEN in the past couple of years?

They don't. There were a couple of hail incidents in 2015. Nothing since then until this one.

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by OA412
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 233
Views: 29621

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Delta fumbled SEA. Given its investment I can not imagine DL did not run risk scenarios and see AA/AS/oneWorld coming. There is no way SEA can support hubs for AA/AS and DL. Barring AA having to significantly shrink, DL will have to retrench, at bes...

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by OA412
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bully, Coward, Victim: The Roy Cohn Story
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Bully, Coward, Victim: The Roy Cohn Story

I do find it interesting that we don't learn more about him in US History curriculums. You learn plenty about Joseph McCarthy, at least I did in my AP US history course, you learn about the Rosenbergs, but you don't learn much about Roy Cohn, at least you didn't 25 years ago. He was pure evil. I'll ...

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by OA412
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2774

Re: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?

Please stop with the personal attacks! Thank you!

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by OA412
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3219

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

People are insulting Florida left and right. Media / journalists are absolutely slamming Florida, saying there is a tremendous COVID outbreak happening in Florida and Texas. This is false. It is disinformation. The major COVID outbreaks happened in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts. ...

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by OA412
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 378
Views: 21891

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

#3 Michael Cohen/Rosie O'Donnell - that will definitely be loaded with multiple kitchen sinks. The Challenge to be better than the book before yours...it's on! I'd place this one in the "who cares" pile. They're both morons and their book will only appeal to those Democrats who are about ...

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by OA412
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 80
Views: 3950

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Nobody should be traveling anywhere around the world period. The only exception is for emergencies and air freight. This! I don't know why some people are so desperate to go traveling all over the world right now. There's a global pandemic happening. Stay closer to home. This travel ban is about pu...

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by OA412
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 80
Views: 3950

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

I'm suspicious of the Chinese numbers too, but that's what they have to go by at this time. I can't blame them for wanting to ban Americans indefinitely. The US response to this pandemic has been an absolute disaster. Scores of people won't do something simple as wearing a mask to stop the spread be...

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by OA412
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 80
Views: 3950

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Thread title updated. The article does state that, if passed, this would be an indefinite ban, which is not the same as a permanent ban.

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by OA412
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6271

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

Doc, we aren't going back into lockdown. It isn't happening. California is welcome to and creater their economy however. Better for all of the other states. All of your Karens will feel safe until their unemployment runs out. Who are you arguing with? No one is talking about going back into lockdow...

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by OA412
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 118
Views: 6271

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

Deaths are a trailing indicator, so we may yet see a substantial spike in deaths... Yeah, yeah, yeah. You're like the 100th person to say that here without evidence. Georgia, for example, re-opened on May 1. Deaths have actually went down . https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/ge...

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by OA412
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 905

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

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I've had a Ghost Bed for the last 2 years, and I've been very happy with it. I also fall asleep on my side and haven't had any issues with back or hip pain. https://www.ghostbed.com/mattress/the-ghostbed/

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by OA412
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 209
Views: 30081

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Please keep politics out of the discussion. Thank you!

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by OA412
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cancel Culture Run Amok
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Cancel Culture Run Amok

The OP is nothing but flamebait. Locked.

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by OA412
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?
Replies: 126
Views: 21609

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired????????

The 737-700 can do what the A319s do Except they only have 10 73Gs vs. 57 A319s. The 73G was brought into the fleet to handle very specific routes that were a challenge for other aircraft in the fleet. They were purchased well before the merger with NW. The future in this size category is the A220,...

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by OA412
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 296
Views: 43224

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Knock it off with off-topic politics. If you wish to discuss politics, you can do so in non aviation.

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by OA412
Fri May 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4763

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

Leaving aside the question of right or wrong, I find it interesting there are people arguing the UK should never have given up Hong Kong or that the UK should now take Hong Kong back. Why? Since when was imperialism a good thing? Wouldn't the better alternative be to allow HK to declare independence...

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by OA412
Wed May 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28105

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

I doubt it. I think that once there is a vaccine or a clear indication that the wave of acute illness is dying down, we will see the return of meal service. I will point out that airlines make money on food. "Complimentary" meals that are served in premium classes are hardly complimentary...

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by OA412
Wed May 20, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7669

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

I know things have changed dramatically in the last several months, but assuming a return to pre-COVID levels in, say, 4 years, is there even enough room for all OW carriers at T5? There wasn't even enough room for all BA ops, requiring them to use T3 for certain long haul (and 1 or 2 shorthaul) fli...

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by OA412
Thu May 14, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110779

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I'm seeing a lot of people proposing that DL should make a trade with AA? Why? These aircraft are being removed from the fleet because there are replacements on order. DL isn't looking to grow the fleet right now, and neither is AA. The 350 and 330 cannot do what the 777 can. United and American Air...

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by OA412
Mon May 11, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Flynn charges dropped
Replies: 68
Views: 2102

Re: Michael Flynn charges dropped

This has devolved into “gotcha” questions. Locked.

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by OA412
Fri May 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9555

Re: Harrison Ford grounded

Just keep the thread on topic.

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by OA412
Fri May 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17547

Re: Biden's follies

There is no way we will have that many deaths. 4400 dead now leads me to believe we will have at worst 10 to 20 thousand as worst case and I feel it will be less. As for unemployment depends on the bounce back don't forget once we get the all clear people will go overboard with the vacationing etc ...

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by OA412
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23475

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

KLM Management must be sick of A.net, they have decided to push back on this nonsense: KLM CEO states clearly........ No FAREWELL to AF. https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/1577165133/topman-klm-geen-afscheid-van-air-france Please stop FAKE NEWS !!! Thank you for posting. As I noted earlier, a brea...

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by OA412
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL takes the crown in NYC
Replies: 36
Views: 7266

Re: DL takes the crown in NYC

Since this thread has gone way off topic, and is just a bunch of personal attacks at this point, it will be locked.

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by OA412
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23475

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Even if the holding company was dissolved, people seem to be overlooking how difficult it will be to unwind the JV KL already enjoys with DL. It won't be easy to wind that down, largely because DL probably wouldn't make it very easy for DL. Further, the partnership, first with NW, then with DL, has ...

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by OA412
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19484

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

DL has cut all seasonal flying this summer other than JFK-ATH.

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by OA412
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1182
Views: 129731

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

“ American appears to be the most vulnerable of the major airlines. It was the most heavily leveraged of the legacy carriers going into the crisis; it had amassed $34 billion of gross debt, $46 billion of annual revenue and $6 billion of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, ...

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by OA412
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1623
Views: 278168

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Compare this to AA, BA, QF, JL, CZ and CX will not be left to go under. Or UA, LH, AC, NH, CA will all survive this, although AV/CM will probably get downsized even more. AF, KL, KE, and AM aren't going to be allowed to go under. And if any of those 4 collapse, you best believe things will have got...

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by OA412
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25114

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

Interestingly, AA will operate ORD-ATH, but not PHL-ATH, which has operated for a longer period of time. Are the 333s being parked this summer?

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by OA412
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17547

Re: Biden's follies

There is no way we will have that many deaths. 4400 dead now leads me to believe we will have at worst 10 to 20 thousand as worst case and I feel it will be less. Still think there will only be between 10K and 20K deaths in the US as we sit here at 7K at an accelerating rate that now exceeds 1K per...

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by OA412
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6044

Re: KLM A310 Questions

As others mentioned, it was flown on a lot of heavy European routes. I know they operated to ATH and IST. At one point, they were routed AMS-ATH-IST-ATH-AMS. I saw one at ATH in September 1990.

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by OA412
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?
Replies: 35
Views: 3765

Re: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?

Thread went off topic

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by OA412
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14323

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

raylee67 wrote:
KLM's MD11 has 3-4-2 config till the very end. But I think it's the only carrier going with 3-4-2 on MD11. The others are all 2-5-2 or 3-3-3.


AZ and SR were both 3-4-2 on their MD11s.

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by OA412
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64090

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Just so everyone is aware, Sam Chui is not an aviation industry insider. He's more a prolific photographer, with almost 5000 (fantastic) photos on this site. For instance: 398708 https://www.airliners.net/index/photographers/Sam-Chui/2814/76 I would not suspect that Mr. Chui would have ANY inside i...

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by OA412
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1641

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

I recall they offered this same sandwich in the 90s. Back then, they marketed it as the Monster Mac.

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by OA412
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64090

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

And Continental, whom was the first major carrier to return to profitability after 9/11. In large part because their costs were already low relative to the rest of the industry given their two prior Ch. 11 filings, a process UA, US, NW, DL, and AA didn't have to go through until after 9/11 rocked t...

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by OA412
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 69
Views: 21363

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

It is against forum rules to bump threads that have been inactive for 6 months or more.

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by OA412
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MSNBC cans Chris Matthews
Replies: 56
Views: 1936

Re: MSNBC cans Chris Matthews

This thread is about Chris Matthews, not the Duke lacrosse case. Please keep things on topic.

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by OA412
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1182
Views: 129731

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

A lot of doomsday scenarios here, but we have to wait and see. There were those who predicted WNs acquisition of FL would create a cascading effect that would eventually topple DL entirely. Obviously, that didn't happen. Of course AS is larger in SEA than DL, but it's not as though DL is going to ju...

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by OA412
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will supersonic flights ever make a comeback?
Replies: 11
Views: 1244

Re: Will supersonic flights ever make a comeback?

Please keep politics out of the civil aviation forum!

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by OA412
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Rams Van into Trump Volunteers - MSM Does Not Blink
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Man Rams Van into Trump Volunteers - MSM Does Not Blink

Considering there are multiple media sources in the link provided, the entire premise of this post is flawed. Locked.

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by OA412
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21617

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

It might be a good tactic to maybe scare the legacies into acting right. Tell them to ditch basic economy, bag fees, and restore legroom to something livable. I hate being nickel and dimed. Just charge the customer what a decent experience costs. Ya know, kind of like what Southwest does. The ultra...

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by OA412
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30830

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

This thread is about Ryanair submitting an offer to Boeing, not about A v. B sales numbers. Please keep it on topic.

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by OA412
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21617

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Access to the US domestic market has long been sought by the UK side. Before EU/US open skies, the UK repeatedly tried to tie expanded access to LHR with UK carrier access to the domestic US market. It's not going to happen. And frankly, I don't see why UK carriers would even want access considering...

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by OA412
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20767

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

What's not clear from the press release is whether this seat will be exclusive to the A321neo or whether it will eventually be fitted into the entire domestic fleet.

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by OA412
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49382

Re: PC2193 runway overrun at Instanbul (SAW)

They tried to land on a wet runway, with a 20+ knot tailwind. That wouldn't be legal at my airline for a 737, I doubt it is there either. Why didn't they request an approach with headwind? Can a pilot request that or is it the airport that decides which direction a plane lands? Also, it must have b...

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by OA412
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organized effort to keep Bernie from Nomination
Replies: 27
Views: 846

Re: Organized effort to keep Bernie from Nomination

Since the premise in OPs post appears untrue, thread is locked.

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by OA412
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters
Replies: 15
Views: 783

Re: Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters

Dems been handing out money to minorities for years :checkmark: Trump allies are handing out cash to black voters... In the form of jobs. : The current state of black employment has to be sending shivers down the spines at DNC headquarters. *checks polling* LOLOLOL :rotfl: No: Black Americans are d...

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