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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 07, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3595

Re: Should November election be canceled?

AA747123 wrote:
The problem with voting by mail is overwhelming voter fraud.


you mean the thing that happens astonishingly rarely?

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 07, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3595

Re: Should November election be canceled?

I would expect the Constitution loving portion of his base to be ready for open revolt if Trump even tried something like canceling the election. Your faith in the adherence to democratic norms of Trump supporters greatly exceeds my own. Perhaps my faith is misplaced. We have seen populations throu...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 07, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3595

Re: Should November election be canceled?

bmartino99 wrote:
I would expect the Constitution loving portion of his base


that would be essentially zero people

the only thing Trump voters love is white supremacy

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 07, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Takes Executive Action to Keep Meat-Processing Plants Open
Replies: 43
Views: 2139

Re: Trump To Order Illegals To Keep Working

Ok, so a bit tongue-in-cheek, but not entirely wrong either. Trump will issue an executive order under the Defense Production Act to force meat packing facilities to stay open. Several of them have closed already due to a viral outbreak among their employees The Labor Dept. will also issue guidance...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 07, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155591

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

once again, what was some of those people thinking when they were still bringing a handful number of suitcases out of the aircraft. You really can't blame them, they're not exactly trained professionals. They panicked, and panicky people tend to do things (however ill-advised) that bring them psych...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 608
Views: 60198

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

AaronPGH wrote:
Why on earth are any of you trying to downplay COVID right now? Error on the side of caution, for the sake of your family and neighbors.


Because they're sociopaths.

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 179560

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

The best argument you can make at this point is that maybe "subsidy" isn't strictly speaking the most ideal word to use for this. OK then, call it an incentive, bonus, etc. Whatever it is, it is definitely the case in this particular situation that the fact that it was paid out more quickl...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13758

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

Perhaps another possible trigger if the rumour turns out to be correct. IATA input at CORSIA workshops is scenic flights using commercial aircraft will be classified as 'unproductive' flights, having adverse effects on an airline and country's emissions calculations. Then they should shut down the ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much does it cost to repaint a plane?
Replies: 26
Views: 11297

Re: How much does it cost to repaint a plane?

We just spent $230,000 to repaint our Global 5000 in white plus 3 color stripes and custom tail logo. Took 3+ weeks to complete. You got robbed. 767 full strip and paint should be between 100-200K. Typical 747-400 will run around 150-300K How much of that is economies of scale, though? Are there st...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remember smoking in the cockpit ?
Replies: 42
Views: 14012

Re: Remember smoking in the cockpit ?

I recall reading somewhere that at least in the US, smoking was legally permitted (though of course carriers could make their own, stricter rules) in the cockpit for some time after it was banned in the cabin, presumably on the grounds that the danger from a pilot experiencing withdrawal symptoms ou...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17623

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

The simple fix should be the hire a real, certified flight attendant for this position. Which seems to be what they're doing. So, because the UK can’t handle it, Emirates needs to hire an overqualified person to clean the showers? At your office, do you also hire MBAs to do janitorial services? No,...

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 79
Views: 9131

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

So, today is the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a month meant to celebrate achievements made by the Latin American community in the US. The CFO of my company sent out a message and on the internal networking site, SJWs (Social Justice Warriors) began complaining about the message becaus...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history
Replies: 13
Views: 4946

Re: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history

Dogman wrote:
You claimed that Liberals have a single-issue platform.


Stop lying.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history
Replies: 13
Views: 4946

Re: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history

Yeah, it reminds of the "Brexit party won!" narrative post-UK EU Parliament elections this summer. Sure, they won more seats than any other single party, but...if you combine all the parties that oppose their single-issue platform, they outnumbered Brexit+Tories who share their position o...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history
Replies: 13
Views: 4946

Re: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history

Yeah, it reminds of the "Brexit party won!" narrative post-UK EU Parliament elections this summer. Sure, they won more seats than any other single party, but...if you combine all the parties that oppose their single-issue platform, they outnumbered Brexit+Tories who share their position on...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information
Replies: 53
Views: 12353

Re: State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information

LittleSprocket wrote:
The funny thing about mishandling classified information is that it doesn’t have to be deliberate to be prosecuted for it.


You don't know what you're talking about. None of the potentially-relevant criminal statutes create strict-liability offenses.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information
Replies: 53
Views: 12353

Re: State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information

I don't think anyone ever said she deliberately sent classified info. The issue is that many people believe that sending classified info, whether deliberate or not, is a crime Many people believe the earth is flat. Many people believe vaccines cause autism. Who cares what the willfully-uninformed t...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?
Replies: 153
Views: 26244

Re: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?

Supposing that Trump does not win 2020, there is potential for a bar fight here and there. Outside of that, this whole thread is a ridiculous attempt to reinforce the "enlightened liberal" need to caricaturize the other side as uneducated mouth-breathing racists. It's not a caricature if ...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment: for real this time?
Replies: 609
Views: 77906

Re: Impeachment: for real this time?

Wow. Looks like the QUID PRO QUO is looking more and more likely, and it is causing a shift in the Republicans that actually are honorable enough to attend their committee hearings. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/24/politics/republicans-donald-trump-taylor-testimony/index.html n a closed-door depositi...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wanted to ambush parents with teen's killer
Replies: 28
Views: 6065

Re: Trump wanted to ambush parents with teen's murderer

jetwet1 wrote:
Can we please not bring politics into this thread?????


Except it's an inherently political topic (really, everything is), so by bringing it up at all politics are already implicated.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Night at JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 13891

Re: Bad Night at JFK

airboss787 wrote:
Banning widebody aircraft will only worsen the problem don't you think?

Where did anyone--much less the person you're responding to--suggest such a thing?

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son
Replies: 423
Views: 36627

Re: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son

anrec80 wrote:
winginit wrote:
Fact: Donald Trump pressured the President of the Ukraine to investigate a political opponent


The only problem is that Ukrainian President himself stated that there were no pressure.


Think for a minute about why he might say that.

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son
Replies: 423
Views: 36627

Re: Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine’s President to Investigate Biden’s Son

Did I just hear Trump PUBLICLY ask China to investigate his political rival? Good God. The man has no clue what is and isn't legal in US government. He thinks he's running a business.... not the Executive Branch. And people will say that it's precisely that why they voted for him...because the coun...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternate History of Hillary Clinton being President
Replies: 70
Views: 4859

Re: Alternate History of Hillary Clinton being President

An arcane system designed to preserve white supremacy does not legitimately overrule the democratic will of the American people just because it happens to be written down on a special piece of parchment. We were able to get the Constitution cleansed a bit by ending Slavery and, eventually, addressi...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternate History of Hillary Clinton being President
Replies: 70
Views: 4859

Re: Alternate History of Hillary Clinton being President

What would America and the world look like if Hillary Clinton became the 45th President of the United States in the 2016 Presidential Election. She, legitimately, is. An arcane system designed to preserve white supremacy does not legitimately overrule the democratic will of the American people just...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19277

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

No. If a Southwest 737 has an emergency, a United 737 pilot (for example) absolutely canNOT fly it. The cockpits have completely different layouts and instrumentation, and the UA 737 pilot would be unfamiliar with SW's setup. It is physically impossible for anyone other than a Southwest 737 pilot t...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 179560

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Midwestindy wrote:
WN IND-LAX-95.4%; LAX-IND-95.2%


Damn.

I remember when this was just getting started, I flew it 5-6 times in the first year and it was never more than maybe 40% full.

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 179560

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone have a sense of how much traffic the DCI Championship Week brings? Not enough for any upguages, but it is usually noticeable in the terminal. Keep in mind a lot of the attendees arrive in buses, considering its hard/expensive for groups of sometimes 100+ to travel together and with equi...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 18221

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

airportugal310 wrote:
I don't get the fascination with Fox here...as if CNN is any better?


It is.

FOX News has a habit of outright lying to rile up its audience.

CNN makes honest mistakes from time to time, but they at least try to be accurate, and they certainly don't intentionally mislead.

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 179560

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone have a sense of how much traffic the DCI Championship Week brings?

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11623

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

casinterest wrote:
Anyone ever seen the move : "Wag the Dog"?
Go watch it. That is all you need to know.


Remember when people thought it was about the three-day bombing campaign in Iraq during the Clinton administration?

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11623

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

With NK having shot a few missiles the other day, and China not blinking, it's clear for all to see that Trump doesn't know what he's doing. If he's allowed to start a war with Iran, there is no way he will be the only one taking the blame for it. All those who let him do it, and led him to do it, ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11623

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

John Bolton is still angry that the Iranian people had the sheer unmitigated gall to support Mossadegh's party, making him PM. He sees an opportunity to punish them for that once again. It's not that he's too stupid to connect the dots between the US's past attempts to punish Iran for Mossadegh and ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 22455

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

To everyone so triggered by this event, while I don't actually support Alabama's bill, I like that it passed. Alabama is their own state who chose to impose this upon themselves as they are overwhelmingly pro-life. That doesn't give them the right to impose it upon the individuals in their state wh...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3748

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

CobaltScar wrote:
we can all come up with another solution to secure the boarde


Why is that something that needs to be done? I see no reason why an arbitrary and morally-irrelevant line on a map is worth worrying about.

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3714

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

anrec80 wrote:
c933103 wrote:
Sometimes people are buying travel insurances robotically and doesn't realize some expenses are not covered


Yepp - health insurance here is complex. One extremely important thing to watch out for - pre-existing conditions


Not since 2014.

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 13474

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

Nobody alive today was a slave in this country, and nobody alive in this country today ever owned a slave. 100% irrelevant, and in fact that argument is so laughably idiotic that it's difficult to believe that anyone would seriously make it. If my great-great-great grandfather stole a ring from you...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu May 16, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 2503

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

He's not a Christian. Opposition to human love and sex between consenting adults is a form of Satan-worship, and those engaged in it are going to spend all eternity in Hell if they don't repent.

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4922

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

After WW11 the US tax rates were up to 90% and fairly high for companies. In the 60s rates were lowered to a high of 60% and companies a little lower. That is the kind of taxes needed to support an advanced society - its infrastructure, science and educational needs. We now live in the ME Generatio...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

Not only is it against the law So what if it's against the law? There's nothing wrong with it. Helping slaves to escape was against the law too. Sometimes, those breaking the law are in the right and those making and enforcing it are in the wrong. This is one of those situations. but it's also incr...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4922

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

The defense budget's problems are far more about the incredible problems created by the Defense Acquisition Regulations and the general conduct of the defense procurement process than about pork belly projects. Our defense procurement process guarantees that we spend far more than is necessary to g...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4922

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

I know this won't be popular with politicians and has almost zero chance of happening, but cut the military budget and re-allocate those funds to infrastructure. It's well known that the US defense budget is higher than the next several highest spending countries combined. Yet somehow it's a sacred...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1603

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

Not only is it against the law So what if it's against the law? There's nothing wrong with it. Helping slaves to escape was against the law too. Sometimes, those breaking the law are in the right and those making and enforcing it are in the wrong. This is one of those situations. but it's also incr...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed May 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 3413

Re: Sparing the rod?

Violence is never acceptable, particularly violence against children. Parents who use violence against children in their care should lose custody.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri May 10, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.
Replies: 41
Views: 2690

Re: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
What’s EVIL about getting paid thru a voluntary transaction


There's nothing the least bit "voluntary" about capitalism. For the vast majority of people, their options are submit or die from starvation.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri May 10, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.
Replies: 41
Views: 2690

Re: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/22/heres-how-much-ceo-pay-has-increased-compared-to-yours-over-the-years.html Read it and weep. Just a tad out of wack compared to the average wage earner. Of course some like to defend the system, so enjoy the disparity. I myself do not. 937 % to 11.2 % , such a deal. ...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri May 10, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.
Replies: 41
Views: 2690

Re: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.

apodino wrote:
This is a real problem, but I am not sure what the solution is.


Worker control of the means of production, tbh.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri May 10, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 4391

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

What is absolutely chilling is that Congress is prepared to hold an official in contempt for following the law. Stop making shit up. If he is legally bound to not say more than he says, the correct procedure is to show up to the hearing and state as much. The contempt is because he refused to even ...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri May 10, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 623
Views: 33259

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

stratclub wrote:
What if we started treating him with the decorum and respect his office deserves


Why, exactly, does Donald Trump--a rampaging terrorist hellbent on destroying the United States for his own selfish gain--deserve any respect at all?

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