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by Veigar
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines US Expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 18583

Re: Flair Airlines US Expansion

Last time I saw them at LAS they operated a 737-400. Looks like they are all gone now. When did they retire their last frame?

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by Veigar
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2879
Views: 424328

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Here is a better photo of the new livery, right here on the database:

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by Veigar
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 12372

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

California, watch out, Judge Roger Benitez is coming for your assault weapons ban. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/us/assault-weapons-ban-california.html?action=click&module=In%20Other%20News&pgtype=Homepage Nothing to watch out for - his absurd Swiss Army Knife analogy will get killed o...

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by Veigar
Sat May 08, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5710

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

but some places do, and if it was movies and TV they would have the same problem. best regards Thomas Are you assuming all these places (societies) have the same cultures, values, etc? If they do, your statement is well taken. However, I have been to the U.K., Italy, Japan and Australia in the past...

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by Veigar
Fri May 07, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50
Replies: 13
Views: 17099

Re: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50

The general consensus on the gun forum that I belong to is that the gun is a poorly designed POS. I have seen this discussed too. Is the even further consensus that the gun sucks because it has no failsafe, or should it explode, explodes in a way that does the least damage/directs shrapnel away fro...

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by Veigar
Thu May 06, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50
Replies: 13
Views: 17099

Re: Man barely survives freak accident with RM-50

M564038 wrote:
The link is to a 20 minute video of some people discussing some guns. Is there something particular we should watch for?


I edited the OP for people that don't want to watch the video - although I strongly suggest you do, because it really is something.

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by Veigar
Thu May 06, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50
Replies: 13
Views: 17099

Man barely survives freak accident with RN-50

Hey all. I normally don't start topics here but I wanted to see what the general community of Airliners.net thinks of this absolutely bizarre incident. https://youtu.be/1449kJKxlMQ I would describe it myself but I feel like I wouldn't be able to do it justice. I can say for sure this man should have...

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by Veigar
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment
Replies: 43
Views: 8830

Re: Wizz Air flight operations chief resigns after "bad apples" comment

Would it be appropriate to call this nepotism?

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by Veigar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will WN join an Alliance?
Replies: 37
Views: 3466

Re: Will WN join an Alliance?

Didn’t WN partner with ATA at some point? What was that about?

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by Veigar
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17658

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Newark727 wrote:
Veigar wrote:
If you wanted to remove the ID requirement to exercise a constitutional right, that'd include gun sales too I assume?


When's the last time a dozen people were killed in a voting spree?


I was just saying you'd have to be consistent with the "constitutional right" argument.

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by Veigar
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17658

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

NIKV69 wrote:
Veigar wrote:
It took me 10 minutes to vote in Vegas, which I'd consider heavily democratic.


It's not.


What is it then?

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by Veigar
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17658

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Only in certain areas does it take hours. Heavily Democratic areas and heavily minority areas. Outside those areas, we hear "but it only takes me five minutes so why are people complaining?" It took me 10 minutes to vote in Vegas, which I'd consider heavily democratic. And it takes us in ...

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by Veigar
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17658

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Surely, the real point is why does it take hours to vote. Only in certain areas does it take hours. Heavily Democratic areas and heavily minority areas. Outside those areas, we hear "but it only takes me five minutes so why are people complaining?" It took me 10 minutes to vote in Vegas, ...

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by Veigar
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 30680

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

So strange to me still how every single WN aircraft tail number doesn't end in SW anymore.. almost like yesterday that this was the case!

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by Veigar
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 737 Classic Built 21 years ago.
Replies: 39
Views: 5562

Re: Last 737 Classic Built 21 years ago.

Is the actual passenger experience in flying on a 707, 727, and all 737 variants from the -100 to the MAX that much different?

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by Veigar
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Sees Object While Flying in New Mexico
Replies: 27
Views: 29045

Re: AA Flight Sees Object While Flying in New Mexico

Made the mistake of scrolling down to the comments section.

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by Veigar
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 138
Views: 15314

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

Bugsy airport has a nice ring to it!

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by Veigar
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid
Replies: 138
Views: 15314

Re: Official: LAS to be renamed for Harry Reid

As a Valley local for 20+ years, my opinion on this is just "lol"

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by Veigar
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about whether Sands 747SP was damaged at Lake Charles
Replies: 56
Views: 21742

Re: Question about whether Sands 747SP was damaged at Lake Charles

Might seem like an ignorant post but doesn't Mr. Adelson have a Tristar sitting in the desert (N389LS) he could fix up to replace the written off SP? Or is this a pipedream? Er... you do realise that Adelson died last month?! No I didn't, I was just about to post a follow up comment. That's unfortu...

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by Veigar
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about whether Sands 747SP was damaged at Lake Charles
Replies: 56
Views: 21742

Re: Question about whether Sands 747SP was damaged at Lake Charles

Might seem like an ignorant post but doesn't Mr. Adelson have a Tristar sitting in the desert (N389LS) he could fix up to replace the written off SP? Or is this a pipedream?

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by Veigar
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?
Replies: 56
Views: 7642

Re: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?

Are there actually any Tristar's that are actually flying now? Or in a museum? Always liked those. I think only flew on one of them back in the early 80's. It was Eastern. That's what I was wondering, I was hoping someone would shed the light on the feasibility of a situation where someone who is w...

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by Veigar
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?
Replies: 56
Views: 7642

Re: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?

Are there actually any Tristar's that are actually flying now? Or in a museum? Always liked those. I think only flew on one of them back in the early 80's. It was Eastern. That's what I was wondering, I was hoping someone would shed the light on the feasibility of a situation where someone who is w...

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by Veigar
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?
Replies: 56
Views: 7642

Re: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?

These threads are great.

What is the feasibility of fully restoring an L1011 (-500/-1, doesn't matter) instead?
How about a 747 classic, or 737-100?

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by Veigar
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are aircraft registration chosen?
Replies: 14
Views: 2750

Re: How are aircraft registration chosen?

I'm not aware of a Part 121 operator in the US who uses a random system, and the rest really depends on the carrier. For WN, early 73Gs are generally N7XXSW, N2XXWN, N4XXWN., N5XXWN, or N9XXWN. Some but not all deviations from that model are people's initials (Herb Kelleher and Colleen Barrett were...

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by Veigar
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are aircraft registration chosen?
Replies: 14
Views: 2750

How are aircraft registration chosen?

I tried the search feature, it didn't work. This may seem like a silly question but it seems to be random at times. Is it like a car registration where the FAA gives a random number unless the airline asks for a specific set? For instance, a lot of WN aircraft end in WN (previously SW), but quite a ...

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by Veigar
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16138

Re: Political Position (Guns)

Any suggestions on how? Literally any and all suggestions are met with "BUT.. BUT.. BUT... MY RIGHTS!!!!!" and nothing else. So, no. We are not allowed to do anything. Not a damn thing. EVERY suggestion is met with "BUT... BUT... BUT... MY RIGHTS!!!!!" We can not stop kids from ...

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by Veigar
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16138

Re: Political Position (Guns)

So, say what you really want—mass confiscation, locking up legal owners because that’s where you’re going. Who is talking about locking up legal owners? Making a type contraband is a legislative process. If you make a thing illegal to posses, those who continue are, by definition, engaged in crimin...

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by Veigar
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16138

Re: Political Position (Guns)

Why are state borders an issue to some of you? Shouldn't the states be UNITED? It's not like they're a different country... Anyways, opinions aside, misdemeanors/smaller crimes doesn't mean you should just let someone kill you because you are guilty of such. I am not defending his "cause",...

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by Veigar
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16138

Re: Political Position (Guns)

None it makes any sense. Police are supposedly there to enforce laws as are attorneys. But, they do not in Chicago but they do in the rest of Illinois? There is so much to unpack here. Not to mention half the posters defend Rittenhouse because "he didn't buy a gun" vs. the other half who ...

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by Veigar
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16138

Re: Political Position (Guns)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheshire, ... on_murders

Ever since I learned about this, I never questioned the right to own a gun. Statistics in the US are skewed because people lump in self inflicted handgun suicides and then blame it all on a scary AR-15
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheshire, ... on_murders

Ever since I learned about this, I never questioned the right to own a gun. Statistics in the US are skewed because people lump in self inflicted handgun suicides and then blame it all on a scary AR-15

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by Veigar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 20159

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

The MD-11 seems to be outliving the A340 though, through cargo use. At least. Doesn't really answer OP but it throws up another talking point in the air.

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by Veigar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 16843

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

While understandable, Bastien's stance on heritage/retro liveries is a bit disappointing to me. So much opportunities for amazing heritage and retro liveries.

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by Veigar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 201
Views: 10675

Re: White House occupant defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

Let me add to that: Too young to legally carry a weapon, he crossed state lines to engage in his infantile vigilante fantasies. He shot to death two people who were trying to keep him from shooting other people, and showed no emotion or consideration when he did so. He was not allowed to carry that...

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by Veigar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 201
Views: 10675

Re: White House occupant defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

He came to another state to protest, shot to death 2 people who were trying to keep him from shooting other people, one of those died trying. I have not heard if open carry works for a non citizen. That might also be an issue. In my opinion he started the action which evolved into twin murders. The...

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by Veigar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 50773

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

After what happened in 2016 I am not going to say anything until the actual election happens. Doesn't really matter who wins anyways to me.

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by Veigar
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13903

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Actually, there is a lot of evidence now that suggests that at worst he will get off with a misdemeanor for open carrying as a 17 year old. We will see, not everything has come to light. I really doubt he will be charged with armed assault an manslaughter, let alone for the interests of preventing ...

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by Veigar
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13903

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

https://twitter.com/trbrtc/status/12988 ... 63809?s=19

My earlier post was slightly misinformed and messy, so I’ll just leave this instead for those who are interested
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A much more detailed analysis of the Kenosha shooting: https://twitter.com/trbrtc/status/12988 ... 63809?s=19

My earlier post was slightly misinformed and messy, so I’ll just leave this instead for those who are interested

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by Veigar
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society
Replies: 126
Views: 4939

Re: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society

In Minneapolis, people were looting because they thought cops killed a black guy who actually took his own life. To add to your OP.

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by Veigar
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13903

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Also I have a question, if you are tried as an adult, but only 17, what exactly does that mean for any "under 17" laws that are broken?

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by Veigar
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13903

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Unless Kenosha wants more riots? So you want to put people in prison based on what violent rioters want? Who needs a legal system....let's just throw anyone and everyone in prison to appease the violent mobs. What a truly horrific sentiment. Fun watching the usual suspects list all the illegal thin...

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by Veigar
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13903

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Fun watching the usual suspects list all the illegal things the black guy did as proof why he deserved to be shot in the back, while ignoring all the illegal things the white kid did as proof of why he is innocent of murdering people. I wonder why that is. Yep, right on time. You can set your watch...

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by Veigar
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13903

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Is it illegal to bring a rifle across state lines? I'd say that screaming the N word at a group of heavily armed black and white folks and telling those folks to shoot you is a stupid game as well; throwing a flaming object and bum-rushing one of those armed people is an even stupider game. And we ...

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by Veigar
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13903

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Good question. I'm not a lawyer, but if I were his I'd be angling for a guilty plea to some lesser charges (being 17 and carrying a rifle without adult supervision) in exchange for the murder charges being dropped, particularly since every shooting was caught on camera and appeared to be self-defen...

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by Veigar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4425

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Well being on 3 different drugs will make you act insane. He died of a heart attack. They found him to have advanced heart disease. The ME noted that there was no damage or bruising to his neck or windpipe, and he did not suffocate. So I do not think this was a murder. Please post a source for this...

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by Veigar
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4425

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Murdered. Was he a good guy? No. That doesn't mean the cops get to be executioner. This video changes nothing. Exactly, over a possible (never proven) passing a fake $20 bill...even if he was guilty of passing a fake $20 bill then charges should be filed and he arrested and that's the end of it. No...

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by Veigar
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4425

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Murdered. Was he a good guy? No. That doesn't mean the cops get to be executioner. This video changes nothing. There is a lot of evidence that shows this was a drug overdose and that he was suffering from excited delirium syndrome. This video proves he was unresponsive; (he was claustrophobic in hi...

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by Veigar
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4425

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

I incorrectly used the edit function, but I wanted to add that he willingly put himself on the ground too.

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by Veigar
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4425

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Murdered. Was he a good guy? No. That doesn't mean the cops get to be executioner. This video changes nothing. There is a lot of evidence that shows this was a drug overdose and that he was suffering from excited delirium syndrome. This video proves he was unresponsive; (he was claustrophobic in hi...

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by Veigar
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 54
Views: 4425

New George Floyd leaked bodycam video

https://youtu.be/YPSwqp5fdIw

Pretty self explanatory.

So unfortunate how this event by proxy caused the deaths of so many innocent people.
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https://youtu.be/YPSwqp5fdIw

Pretty self explanatory.

So unfortunate how this event by proxy caused the deaths of so many innocent people.

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