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by leader1
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 385
Views: 73583

Re: American Airlines Network - 2023

Maryland benefits from jobs in Washington D.C. but is not burdened with paying for their public services. Same with Connecticut and New Jersey in regards to being close to NYC without having being burdened by the city’s vast public services needs. New Jersey has the extra benefit of also bordering ...

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by leader1
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2365

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

[threeid][/threeid] Look at the tax trends after 2020, when revenue really took off after all the tax changes worked thru the economy. It’s not just one year. The true “tax” burden government imposes is the spending, not taxes. We need spendingbto decline as a percentage of GDP. The government goose...

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by leader1
Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2365

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

You're right... Bush II spent a lot of money on wars, and Trump spent a lot of money on COVID, which Biden continued and accelerated. All 4 of the presidents in the 21st century spent a lot of money. It has added up. We need to stop the trend. I think people often bring up Trump's tax cuts, but rev...

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by leader1
Sat Jan 21, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2365

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Then why didn't the GOP balance the budget when it controlled all branches of government ? And did instead the exact opposite, make a bigger hole ? You're right... Bush II spent a lot of money on wars, and Trump spent a lot of money on COVID, which Biden continued and accelerated. All 4 of the pres...

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by leader1
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NZ PM Arden to Resign
Replies: 61
Views: 2954

NZ PM Arden to Resign

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/ ... 5Z6GHGU4Y/
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Title says it all. PM Jacinda Arden will not seek re-election and will leave office next month. She says she is exhausted. Didn’t see that one coming.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/ ... 5Z6GHGU4Y/

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by leader1
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 687
Views: 72208

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Top Canadian military official says country should be involved in AUKUS. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/military-officer-aukus-deal-1.6714845 While he obviously is not a politician he is a public servant, I take this as a sign that there are negotiations happening in the background. Trudeau was c...

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by leader1
Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JFK 22R/L Approach Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1824

Re: JFK 22R/L Approach Question

All JFK-bound flights coming in from the north or west have to fly over the NYC metro area at 15,000+ feet to avoid LGA and EWR airspace. Doesn’t matter what the arrival runway is. Also, they don’t often go as far south as central NJ. That only depends on the arrival traffic volume and how far south...

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by leader1
Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 111
Views: 7458

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

A follow up article from the NYT regarding background checks on Santos. Seems like the GOP did some due diligence on the guy and found some unflattering things, but basically looked the other way because they didn’t have another candidate to replace him. The Dems didn’t due much opposition research ...

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by leader1
Sat Jan 14, 2023 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 111
Views: 7458

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

NYS has no recall laws, no? So if he refuses to resign, and the house (probably) won't expel him (or even vote on the matter), then there's nothing that could be done? He just serves until Jan 2025 if he is shameless enough? No recalls in NYS, unfortunately. We’re stuck with him unless he’s expelle...

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by leader1
Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Marines looking to disperse around Okinawa Islands
Replies: 20
Views: 3125

Re: US Marines looking to disperse around Okinawa Islands

I should add that China has claimed Okinawa for themselves in the past. https://www.dw.com/en/japan-angered-by-chinas-claim-to-all-of-okinawa/a-16803117 China has also been active in supporting Okinawan independence. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/12/27/national/politics-diplomacy/chinese-gr...

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by leader1
Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 111
Views: 7458

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

NYS has no recall laws, no? So if he refuses to resign, and the house (probably) won't expel him (or even vote on the matter), then there's nothing that could be done? He just serves until Jan 2025 if he is shameless enough? No recalls in NYS, unfortunately. We’re stuck with him unless he’s expelle...

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by leader1
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prominent conservative Matt Schlapp accused of fondling male staffer
Replies: 41
Views: 1899

Re: Prominent conservative Matt Schlapp accused of fondling male staffer

Easy! Usually sexual creeps are religious people or back sliding religious people (push come to shove, they're wll the Jesus schtick) therefore, that kind of person is usually a Republican or Conservative. People who do everything humanly possible to not think about their sexual urges, desires or n...

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by leader1
Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing re-opens international service after 3 years’ hiatus
Replies: 9
Views: 4101

Re: Beijing Daxing re-opens international service after 3 years’ hiatus

Maybe slightly off topic, but wasn't there a 4th runway planned for PEK? I never really heard anything of it other than some postings on this forum.

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by leader1
Sat Jan 07, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 2608

Re: 6 Year Old Shoots Teacher

Queue the “thoughts and prayers” and ridiculous mental gymnastics ”moar gunzzz” defenses in 3…2…

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by leader1
Sat Jan 07, 2023 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 111
Views: 7458

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

When casting his vote for McCarthy, Santos apparently made a White power gesture. His father is black. This guy is so sick. https://twitter.com/highbrow_nobrow/status/1611374839620849668?s=20&t=4fC_OlpshEcand28tl7oTg This is a product of years of people like Tucker Carlson screaming about “whit...

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by leader1
Sat Jan 07, 2023 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 111
Views: 7458

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

He does not have an office or staff in his district https://www.fox5ny.com/news/george-santos-office-ny-3rd-congressional-district https://brooklyn.news12.com/residents-of-3rd-congressional-district-concerned-as-rep-elect-santos-office And he is not taking or returning calls. How is he supposed to ...

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by leader1
Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11834
Views: 876931

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia has more than enough resources to manage on its own. It's in a far better situation than Germany was post-WWII, with it being split into East and West, with much of its former territory being given to other countries as well. If some republics don't want to be in the Russian Federation, let ...

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by leader1
Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 111
Views: 7458

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

https://twitter.com/highbrow_nobrow/sta ... nd28tl7oTg
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When casting his vote for McCarthy, Santos apparently made a White power gesture. His father is black. This guy is so sick.

https://twitter.com/highbrow_nobrow/sta ... nd28tl7oTg

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by leader1
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 111
Views: 7458

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

He does not have an office or staff in his district https://www.fox5ny.com/news/george-santos-office-ny-3rd-congressional-district https://brooklyn.news12.com/residents-of-3rd-congressional-district-concerned-as-rep-elect-santos-office And he is not taking or returning calls. How is he supposed to ...

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by leader1
Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lester Chang NY residency concerns.
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Lester Chang NY residency concerns.

I am still in disbelief Hochul won because her attitude toward the crime was insulting not only to the Asian community but all New Yorkers, between her and Mayor Adams they have done nothing to even engage on how to combat crime. Look I am only working 10 years maybe 12 max and then I will be full ...

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by leader1
Thu Jan 05, 2023 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lester Chang NY residency concerns.
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Lester Chang NY residency concerns.

Chang owns a place in Manhattan, but supposedly lives with his mother in Brooklyn. This is one will be interesting because of the political implications. NYC Asian voters have been trending towards the GOP the last few cycles because of the sentiment that NY Dems are taking advantage of them and ig...

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by leader1
Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lester Chang NY residency concerns.
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Lester Chang NY residency concerns.

Chang owns a place in Manhattan, but supposedly lives with his mother in Brooklyn. This is one will be interesting because of the political implications. NYC Asian voters have been trending towards the GOP the last few cycles because of the sentiment that NY Dems are taking advantage of them and ign...

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by leader1
Tue Jan 03, 2023 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11834
Views: 876931

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Disagree. China was ultra capitalist, but it has been changing. Xi personally admires the Soviet system and the economy has been slowly trending towards more state control. It hasn’t happened overnight, but this is the direction Xi wants it to go. All you need to do is look at the recent slogans wi...

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by leader1
Tue Jan 03, 2023 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11834
Views: 876931

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Xi is a hardcore communist. He’s pushed back on free market capitalism. Not at all! Nothing could be farther from the truth! He formally wraps himself into the flag of the communist party, but that is all of it. In actual reality China has been turned into a brutally ultra-capitalist system, just w...

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by leader1
Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2023
Replies: 23
Views: 1577

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2023

The Zero-Covid policy is officially done in China. Everyone I know either has it or got it in the last month. We don't even have to self-isolate anymore. Fever clinics and hospitals have all been overrun with patients. The borders will totally re-open on January 8th. It had to end. My WeChat feed w...

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by leader1
Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11834
Views: 876931

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Xi is a Han supremacist and believes in the superiority of the Han race. He’s viewing this war in the broader spectrum of a front of a global clash between cultures/races. Russia is a pawn in this broader conflict and he would really like them to succeed. Which is why you see pretty much all PRC se...

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by leader1
Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 111
Views: 7458

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

The difference with Santos is his entire life story is a complete fabrication. He never went anywhere near those universities he claimed to have a degree from. He never worked a day at companies he claimed to have spent years at. His identity as being gay, Jewish, having health issues was a total f...

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by leader1
Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11834
Views: 876931

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Xi telling Putin what to do? I do not speak any oriental languages, so cannot tell if this (from September) is accurately translated and reported in this youtube video: Xi Jinping ‘demands Vladimir Putin to explain when the Ukraine war will end. It is reported also that he wanted a written explanat...

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by leader1
Sun Jan 01, 2023 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11834
Views: 876931

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What's the deal with the Hindustan Times video's on YouTube? Sure seems to take a pro-Russian and anti-American position. They’ve always been biased. They’re owned by Shobhana Bhartia, who is part of the left-wing United Progressive Alliance and a member of the Indian National Congress party. This ...

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by leader1
Sun Jan 01, 2023 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes in 2023
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: Changes in 2023

Retirement! Or to to work in airport operations/management again. Miss that industry so much.

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by leader1
Sun Jan 01, 2023 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 111
Views: 7458

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

There is a difference, though. Sen. Warren got a DNA test, found she has zero Native ancestry and corrected herself. Blumenthal actually did serve in the Marines during Vietnam, not in Vietnam and did correct himself. Oh, and neither claimed to be Jewish, wealthy real estate tycoons, married then g...

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by leader1
Sun Jan 01, 2023 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges
Replies: 29
Views: 2251

Re: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges

MAGA/incel Twitter was all over the LGBTQ community over “child grooming” fears. Funny watching them play mental gymnastics defending their hero for doing something so much worse.

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by leader1
Sat Dec 31, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pele has passed away
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Pele has passed away

He was a great player, but the GOAT? Football has evolved tremendously. IMHO he’s the GOAT of his era and one of the greatest of all time. Also is Maradona and Messi, to name a few. He didn’t play in European competitions, but had to stay in Brazil. European leagues had very strict rules regarding ...

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by leader1
Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)
Replies: 111
Views: 7458

Re: Everything That George Santos Has Lied About (So Far)

https://gothamist.com/news/george-santo ... rain-tumor
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Thank you so much for this. I was going to start a thread on him.

Here is another one: he claims he had a brain tumor.

https://gothamist.com/news/george-santo ... rain-tumor

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by leader1
Wed Dec 28, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

And that journalist was Michael Babaro (he of grunting fame). He’s such a smug and sanctimonious prick. His response is typical NYT arrogance. This attitude is what’s led them to lose their status. BTW, Great Neck is in Nassau County, right next to Queens. Is NYT really printed there? I go there qu...

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by leader1
Wed Dec 28, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

Oh hello Russian fascist weasel Tulsi, thanks for poking your head out again. She's got a very RT host at the edge of destruction vibe with the dark hair down and the dark background against the capitol. You're right, to her credit she goes out and asks the questions that need to be, and he just in...

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by leader1
Wed Dec 28, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

Santos had a train wreck of an interview with Fox’s Tulsi Gabbard. To her credit, she pushed back on Santos’s attempted deflections. Santos also tried to insinuate that his constituents were too dumb to understand the intricacies of his work in financial services vis-a-vis him working “with” Goldman...

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by leader1
Tue Dec 27, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

He is part of the 2022 election, but, yes, this whole thing is so crazy. I was wrong: he has not stayed silent. In fact, he has said it is "liberal media's" fault he lied and "so what" and "it was resume embellishment, not lying" and every excuse but taking personal re...

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by leader1
Tue Dec 27, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

Notice Santos only spoke to GOP-friendly publications like the NY Post and WABC Radio? Both tried to somewhat downplay his actions. There is a real possibility that Santos engaged in voter fraud. He claimed to be registered to vote in Whitestone, NY, but his address is in Huntington, which is a dif...

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by leader1
Tue Dec 27, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt Airport to shut down T2 after opening of T3 in 2026
Replies: 44
Views: 10290

Re: Frankfurt Airport to shut down T2 after opening of T3 in 2026

How is FRA doing runway capacity wise? I know FRA opened a fourth runway many years ago, but as far as I know no further runways can be built. So runway capacity isn't going to increase much beyond what they have now. When full capacity comes back, it will be busy as it used to be. T1 cannot be exp...

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by leader1
Tue Dec 27, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

George Santos is supposed to come out (no pun intended) with his side of the story this week https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/george-santos-promises-answers-amid-discrepancies-personal-background/story?id=95718391 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/george-santos-congress-new-york/ https://www.npr.org/2022...

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by leader1
Tue Dec 27, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

He is part of the 2022 election, but, yes, this whole thing is so crazy. I was wrong: he has not stayed silent. In fact, he has said it is "liberal media's" fault he lied and "so what" and "it was resume embellishment, not lying" and every excuse but taking personal re...

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by leader1
Sun Dec 25, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

George Santos is supposed to come out (no pun intended) with his side of the story this week https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/george-santos-promises-answers-amid-discrepancies-personal-background/story?id=95718391 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/george-santos-congress-new-york/ https://www.npr.org/2022...

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by leader1
Sun Dec 25, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7695

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

Flew business class, too. Nice to see he was relaxed enough to take his shoes off. So much for passenger etiquette. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11571071/FTX-fraudster-Sam-Bankman-Fried-relaxes-JFK-lounge-class-AA-seat-flies-home.html I've read that he thinks that he's smarter than ever...

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by leader1
Sat Dec 24, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?
Replies: 111
Views: 7695

Re: FTX Crypto Business Crash & Ponzi Scheme?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -home.html
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Flew business class, too. Nice to see he was relaxed enough to take his shoes off. So much for passenger etiquette.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -home.html

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by leader1
Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?
Replies: 126
Views: 4177

Re: Title 42 Expiration and the Border - What happens next?

https://www.axios.com/supreme-court-tit ... fd3d8.html
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Supreme Court has intervened and issued a stay on the order to end Title 42. So, it remains in place for now.

https://www.axios.com/supreme-court-tit ... fd3d8.html

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by leader1
Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

Interesting that neither party in New York vetted this guy https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/19/george-santos-new-york-republican-resume https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/fake-jobs-bogus-diploma-did-a-ny-republican-make-up-his-resume/4003906/ https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/12/c...

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by leader1
Tue Dec 20, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33046

Re: 2022 US Elections

Interesting that neither party in New York vetted this guy https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/19/george-santos-new-york-republican-resume https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/fake-jobs-bogus-diploma-did-a-ny-republican-make-up-his-resume/4003906/ https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/12/c...

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by leader1
Fri Dec 16, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44296

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Anyone else noticed algorithm changes recently? I've never been especially politically active on twitter (especially in the US sphere) but a day or two ago my recommendation were entirely from the hard right; Tomi Lahren, one of Trump's ex press secretaries, Matt Gaetz, Tucker Carlson and a few oth...

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by leader1
Thu Dec 15, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 16905

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/AldoRossiSI/status/1603159200041177089 https://mobile.twitter.com/EdwardHobden/status/1603163830577766400 https://mobile.twitter.com/Afroditaa1984/status/1603148555228774402 https://mobile.twitter.com/Justice_forum/status/1603178394182729729 Can any French posters comment...

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