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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice/Interpretation needed-Potential Employer Calls with question about Salary Range
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Advice/Interpretation needed-Potential Employer Calls with question about Salary Range

They can no longer ask for salary history in New York, I think, so perhaps this is their way to get around it...

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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Closure for VIP Movement, including the US
Replies: 30
Views: 4849

Re: Airport Closure for VIP Movement

In fact, it only really happens in one country on this planet, unless you know differently? If you head over to the "you know you are in Africa when..." topic on Pprune, you will find several stories about how African countries happily shut down their airports without prior notice because...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anybody else love seals (animals)?
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Anybody else love seals (animals)?

I love seals ever since I was a small kid (perhaps 4 or 5) and my parents gave me a stuffed toy that was a white baby seal. That was my favorite toy growing up. Just recently my mother rediscovered that toy and I allowed my own infant son to play with it, but I must say, I was very apprehensive he w...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2845

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

They had verified sources, with material tracing that could be proved. The post had none of that, and could not provide verified sourcing of the emails. In other words, it is as much a Sham as Trump's business projects. That was not the issue at hand, his concern was with publishing stolen informat...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirteen Militiamen Nabbed In Michigan Kidnap Plot Against Gov. Whitmer
Replies: 100
Views: 5865

Re: Thirteen Militiamen Nabbed In Michigan Kidnap Plot Against Gov. Whitmer

She asked for an extension and a review in order to save lives. That is not ignoring the court. And just got told no, again. And continues to ignore the court. No, just doing the hard work of protecting the people from bad judges and a serious disease. it is a difficult tightrope to walk when so ma...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2845

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

We all know Hunter was, and still is, a cocaine addict and alcoholic. What the NYP also confirms is that Trump and his Mafia scumbag underlings like Bannon and Giuliani are still addicted to using foreign intelligence sources to hack into opponent computers to influence an election. And you and the...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2845

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

It is both in this day and age. The unvetted and very suspect story was not vetted by NYPost, but a bunch of russian trolls, trolls, and political hacks that don't care about the truth just spread it around on social media as Gospel. Unfortunately most supporters of Trump that can barely read past ...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2845

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

Do we really need any more lessons after watching what the NYPost did yesterday by not vetting a story out and just running with it? What it all means is that people need to have their BS detectors turned on and paying attention to those that would manipulate them. I am not aware of any claims that...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2845

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

Which article in the Atlantic would you be referring to? And how far was said article disseminated into the Twitter verse by rabid misinformation carriers? https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/09/07/atlantic-editor-admits-key-detail-of-anti-trump-hit-piece-may-be-untrue-n903238 ...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should government fund private cashless payments?
Replies: 57
Views: 2500

Re: Should government fund private cashless payments?

I am sure you are the type of guy who would be decrying a farmer in Soviet Russia selling his cabbages on the "black market" instead of the local government cooperative so he can afford a repair of the heating system on his house as a kulak and a hoarder. EXACTLY! Agree. I mean fuck those...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2845

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

Is "our liars are better than yours" really what we've stooped to at this point? Hard to argue NY Post is better at lying than the Atlantic, when the Atlantic managed to get their lies immediately spread out over all major media, domestically and internationally, when the NY Post got bann...

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by Pyrex
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should government fund private cashless payments?
Replies: 57
Views: 2500

Re: Should government fund private cashless payments?

The examples of cash based tax evasion put forward so far have been firmly about wants rather than needs. I have no sympathy if that option is removed. Agree. I mean fuck those refugees, am I right? What right do they have to keep their meager life savings in cash, in USD, instead of in a local ban...

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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2845

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

At least faking e-mails, photos, etc. (if that is indeed what they did - nobody knows for sure yet) takes Dan Rather levels of effort (even more if they want to avoid rookie mistakes like having them made in MS Word), shows much more commitment than just making up an anonymous source. Is "our ...

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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2845

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

Do we really need any more lessons after watching what the NYPost did yesterday by not vetting a story out and just running with it? What it all means is that people need to have their BS detectors turned on and paying attention to those that would manipulate them. I think you mis-spelled "The...

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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should government fund private cashless payments?
Replies: 57
Views: 2500

Re: Should government fund private cashless payments?

Again, for me it comes down the need that there always be a robust and effective way to do anything and everything that is critical in life, without power. Without the need of an additional entity to be involved. Need to buy something? You can hand someone the funds instantly and complete the trans...

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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2845

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

Do we really need any more lessons after watching what the NYPost did yesterday by not vetting a story out and just running with it? What it all means is that people need to have their BS detectors turned on and paying attention to those that would manipulate them. I think you mis-spelled "The...

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by Pyrex
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should government fund private cashless payments?
Replies: 57
Views: 2500

Re: Should government fund private cashless payments?

"Tax cheat deprives civil society but has a nice house" Not just me, then. I was surprised how easily some folks in this thread seem to support this kind of behaviour. PIN is probably the correct name of what I'm trying to refer to. Such thing doesn't exists for any cards issued from Hong...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 163
Views: 8107

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

And there you have it, straight from the horse's mouth - given a choice between a duly elected President and an unelected bureaucracy who thinks they should be in control of the country and is thus willing to engage in a coup, you pick the side of the unelected bureaucracy / coup-plotters. You have...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election
Replies: 50
Views: 3962

Re: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election

Trump will be the only person in history to leave Washington D.C. poorer than what he went in at, and the type of people who constantly harp about government employees being "public servants" (as if getting paid more than comparable private sector employees, with much better conditions, wh...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirteen Militiamen Nabbed In Michigan Kidnap Plot Against Gov. Whitmer
Replies: 100
Views: 5865

Re: Thirteen Militiamen Nabbed In Michigan Kidnap Plot Against Gov. Whitmer

i can see how the extremely broad authority could be unconstitutional, and just wasn´t run by a court before. But it was still on the books and using a law that has been on the books for 75 years doesn´t make one a tyrant. best regards Thomas But being told by a state Supreme Court not to use that ...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 163
Views: 8107

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

And you just answered your own question... At this point the rot is so deep that the only solution is to end the CIA and FBI and start over, but Barr is not the guy to do it, under some misguided notion that those are institutions worth preserving and the transition would be too costly - his histor...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 163
Views: 8107

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

Bill Barr, is that you? Nah, think Bill Barr is in the category of the "well-meaning prosecutor too afraid of the consequences of doing their jobs", unfortunately - he is a Washington insider, not the right guy to flush that whole damn city into the Potomac and start over, which is what i...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirteen Militiamen Nabbed In Michigan Kidnap Plot Against Gov. Whitmer
Replies: 100
Views: 5865

Re: Thirteen Militiamen Nabbed In Michigan Kidnap Plot Against Gov. Whitmer

It doesn't. It is also completely irrelevant to the merits of the FBI case, so they should stick to providing evidence and not value judgements. Plenty of people believe Whitmer is a tyrant (that is just the objective truth), most people are smart enough not to fall into an obvious FBI set-up. The ...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election
Replies: 50
Views: 3962

Re: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election

I thought the whole point of the racket was to go into politics a pauper who has never worked a day in the private sector in their lives and come out a multi-millionaire with a compound in Martha's Vineyard, not the other way round - what gives? Obama was a Multimillionaire before has was president...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 163
Views: 8107

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

Not sure how the U.S. can come together without some very important people doing some serious jail time. Leaders in the U.S. intelligence community tried to orchestrate a coup against a democratically elected President they didn't like - total Banana Republic shit, the kind of stuff that in other c...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should government fund private cashless payments?
Replies: 57
Views: 2500

Re: Should government fund private cashless payments?

Cash is liberty, always carry a few hundred, just in case. Liberals are gung ho to get rid of cash so they can literally starve their political opponents to death, as they prone to do. Once all transactions are cashless, and handled by nominally private corporations, all they will need to do is app...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election
Replies: 50
Views: 3962

Re: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election

I thought the whole point of the racket was to go into politics a pauper who has never worked a day in the private sector in their lives and come out a multi-millionaire with a compound in Martha's Vineyard, not the other way round - what gives?

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 163
Views: 8107

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

Not sure how the U.S. can come together without some very important people doing some serious jail time. Leaders in the U.S. intelligence community tried to orchestrate a coup against a democratically elected President they didn't like - total Banana Republic shit, the kind of stuff that in other co...

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by Pyrex
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirteen Militiamen Nabbed In Michigan Kidnap Plot Against Gov. Whitmer
Replies: 100
Views: 5865

Re: Thirteen Militiamen Nabbed In Michigan Kidnap Plot Against Gov. Whitmer

It is funny that the FBI mentions in the indictment that they called Whitmer a tyrant literally a day after she vowed to not respect a Michigan Supreme Court decision against her. And this justifies the Terrorists how? It doesn't. It is also completely irrelevant to the merits of the FBI case, so t...

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by Pyrex
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirteen Militiamen Nabbed In Michigan Kidnap Plot Against Gov. Whitmer
Replies: 100
Views: 5865

Re: Thirteen Militiamen Nabbed In Michigan Kidnap Plot Against Gov. Whitmer

It is funny that the FBI mentions in the indictment that they called Whitmer a tyrant literally a day after she vowed to not respect a Michigan Supreme Court decision against her.

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by Pyrex
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mail in ballot system question
Replies: 26
Views: 2904

Re: Mail in ballot system question

Michigan has the same process as most others are mentioned: You receive an envelope in the mail. Inside that envelope is the return envelope. Inside the return envelope is the secrecy envelope. Inside that is your ballot. Fill out your ballot, then fold it back up and re-insert it into the secrecy ...

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by Pyrex
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted Kidnapping of Joe Montana's Grandchild
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Attempted Kidnapping of Joe Montana's Grandchild

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Montana told deputies that his grandchild was sleeping in a playpen on Saturday when an unknown woman entered their home in Malibu and grabbed the child. Montana and his wife, Jennifer, confronted the woman, whom authorities later identified...

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by Pyrex
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering pardon for Snowden
Replies: 47
Views: 2249

Re: Trump considering pardon for Snowden

Agreed. Wonder what is driving this sudden change of heart? Perhaps the realization that the Intelligence Community that Snowden blew the whistle on is a bunch of deep-seated scumbags? Surviving a 4-year coup attempt by that same IC will do that to a guy. Scumbags who kept you safe for 15+ years po...

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by Pyrex
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering pardon for Snowden
Replies: 47
Views: 2249

Re: Trump considering pardon for Snowden

Trump still won't get my vote over this, but pardoning Snowden is definitely the right thing to do. Snowden should be pardoned, if Trump is the one doing it, fine by me. Even a broken clock is per day twice right; Agreed. Wonder what is driving this sudden change of heart? Perhaps the realization t...

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by Pyrex
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German student in norway sues university for joke
Replies: 44
Views: 2062

Re: German student in norway sues university for joke

I can only imagine Basil Fawlty's Norwegian cousin has gone bankrupt and his Bed & Breakfast is now owned by a nice German couple.

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by Pyrex
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 5185

Re: Reparations

[*] Every single group that has come to the U.S., legally or illegally, has, over the course of one generation, out-performed African-Americans, who hao anchor d the major advantages of a) being US citizens and b) speaking English as their native language. At what point are people start going to ass...

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by Pyrex
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 5185

Re: Reparations

I know successful people of every ethnic background. Some have had more advantages than others. The really strong people I know (of every ethnic background) make zero excuses for themselves, and see their role in this world as a strong performer, and provider to the weak. Kindness is strength, not ...

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by Pyrex
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 5185

Re: Reparations

Why should, say, an Asian American who came to the US with nothing to their name 20 years ago and managed, through hard work and perseverance, to succeed have to pay for someone who started off in life much better off than themselves and did not manage to make anything of it? There is no greater pri...

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by Pyrex
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 7381

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

From my work, I see too often senior higher raking supervising and administrative police officers don't get disciplined for their failures to discipline cops under them. or for off-duty issues like DWI, drug use, family violence and corruption. Too often if get into trouble they put them into some ...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 7381

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

What does it actually mean, this emotive sounding 'defund the police'? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/defunding-the-police-us-what-does-it-mean So, spending in the US on policing has gone up by a factor of four in as many decades while crime has reduced. Even before all this, going...

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by Pyrex
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 7381

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

I for one look forward to seeing Mineappolis transform itself into Little Mogadishu.

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by Pyrex
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 36867

Re: Another day another police killing

President Trump is abusing his powers with his 'law and order' threats, including use of the military to police the streets to protect property, to cover up his obscene failure as to the Covid-19 pandemic. He must resign, those around him invoke the 25th Amendment or face another Impeachment. Trump...

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by Pyrex
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 36867

Re: Another day another police killing

The Supreme Court Has a Chance To End Qualified Immunity and Prevent Cases Like George Floyd's The Supreme Court could announce as early as Monday that it's revisiting qualified immunity, a doctrine that shields rotten cops from civil rights lawsuits. https://reason.com/2020/05/29/the-supreme-court...

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by Pyrex
Tue May 12, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn
Replies: 61
Views: 3479

Re: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn

Prosecutorial codes of ethical conduct require prosecutors to only bring charges in cases where they could prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt in court, regardless of any guilty plea they were able to extract. There is no chance that would be the case here, with any sort of unbiased jury. PR...

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by Pyrex
Tue May 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn
Replies: 61
Views: 3479

Re: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn

Prosecutorial codes of ethical conduct require prosecutors to only bring charges in cases where they could prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt in court, regardless of any guilty plea they were able to extract. There is no chance that would be the case here, with any sort of unbiased jury. PRO...

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by Pyrex
Sun May 10, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Flynn charges dropped
Replies: 68
Views: 2393

Re: Free at last, free at last - the Michael Flynn edition

Perhaps your best forte is creative writing - although if you were to publish this claiming it is factual, you, like Flynn, should be charged with perjury. Bless your little heart... :roll: So, no answer on why you think Justice is best served by a plea deal WITH NO JAIL TIME as opposed to a trial,...

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by Pyrex
Sun May 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Flynn charges dropped
Replies: 68
Views: 2393

Re: Free at last, free at last - the Michael Flynn edition

Welcome to the daily edition of "Why are you so afraid of a trial?", where our contestants try to explain how justice would best be served by spending years and millions of dollars trying to enforce a guilty plea FOR NO JAIL TIME, instead of letting the matter be decided in court, where b...

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by Pyrex
Sun May 10, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Flynn charges dropped
Replies: 68
Views: 2393

Re: Free at last, free at last - the Michael Flynn edition

Welcome to the daily edition of "Why are you so afraid of a trial?", where our contestants try to explain how justice would best be served by spending years and millions of dollars trying to enforce a guilty plea FOR NO JAIL TIME, instead of letting the matter be decided in court, where be...

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by Pyrex
Sun May 10, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 3221

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

Not a good week for U.S. coup plotters, at home or abroad.

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by Pyrex
Sat May 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Flynn charges dropped
Replies: 68
Views: 2393

Re: Free at last, free at last - the Michael Flynn edition

Obama has been out of office almost four years. There is literally zero reasons to blame him for the cover up and corruption that the current administration are committing. None. We were told six months into Obama's first term to stop blaming GWB for everything. Yet, here we are almost four years o...

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