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by meecrob
Thu Feb 10, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts
Replies: 68
Views: 4576

Re: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts

Jeff earned his money, he can spend it however he wants. No he didn't, his employees that make peanuts and are forced to wear adult diapers in order to meet their quotas earned that money. Jeff Bezos is just a modern day slaveowner. If he wasn't, he'd allow a union into his place...I mean you must ...

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by meecrob
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Area 51 gives us a glimpse
Replies: 28
Views: 4041

Re: Area 51 gives us a glimpse

giblets wrote:
Just looks like they have painted it on top of the tent lol


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I think you are correct! Like lets be real for a second...does anyone actually believe that they "accidentally" just left out a top secret plane so we could see it?

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by meecrob
Mon Jan 31, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea
Replies: 94
Views: 14490

Re: F35 Carrier Crash in South China Sea

Wow! Check out the elevon deflection! Could that have been "envelope protection (I know that's an Airbus term)," or was that more likely pilot input?

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by meecrob
Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 27425

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

It's often discussed here that POTUS has an armada of airplanes, tanks errr limousines etc. for his security, and that it's not up to him to decide what needs to be done to protect him. Maybe the same applied to Trudeau here ? Yeah, maybe something happened in early January 2021 that forced head-of...

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by meecrob
Fri Jan 28, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the F-35 (All variants) Require Self Destruct Capability?
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: Should the F-35 (All variants) Require Self Destruct Capability?

I think that if you add self-destruct explosives to the frames, you will mysteriously find that ALL accidents and incidents, no matter how minor, will henceforth be ejection events. I know I'm not riding explosives into a forced landing!

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by meecrob
Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud
Replies: 69
Views: 4226

Re: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud

I still stand by my statement: if all these people are so innocent, why plead the Fifth? An innocent person can not incriminate himself if they have committed a crime. That's not quite how the legal system works though. You may be 100% innocent and still be in a position where pleading the 5th is a...

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by meecrob
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 2460

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

What I think is horrendous is that no one had demanded the rail lines CLEAN UP THE MESS! Seriously. The rail lines are responsible for the mess and they are leaving the mess to be viewed by the world. No company or regional authority should just accept this. Amazon and the city of Los Angeles etc. ...

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by meecrob
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleague badmouthing me to customer. Best way to handle.
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Colleague badmouthing me to customer. Best way to handle.

Your management needs to see that email. In my case, it was the customer who brought a similar communication to my attention (and it was clear that the person wasn't joking). The little weasel who badmouthed an employee (and by extension, the entire company) to a customer was employed by our compan...

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by meecrob
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 203
Views: 11370

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Trump is the most ironic president in that he pulled off the biggest upset beating Hillary and had the chops to be a competent executive but just couldn't hire the right staff and listen to them. I'm going to have to agree to disagree on the quoted part, but overall, I agree with you! I believe his...

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by meecrob
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 5220

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

To armchair QB cops because a poor girl was hit by a stray bullet is ridiculous[...]to infer it's better to hang back and try other methods to contain a person who has a deadly weapon is just place lunacy. Do you have any idea what the term "de-escalation" means? Or maybe criminals should...

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by meecrob
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 5220

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Your question is basically, should police be armed or not. IMO, if police were not armed, most of my friends, family and myself would be kidnapped and murdered quickly, possibly by people age 14-18. I don't have a question at all. I'll say again: "I'm sure all the sane gun aficionados on this ...

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by meecrob
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 5220

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

It isn't an excuse at all....it is reality. Cops don't forfeit the right to self-defense just because many criminals are armed. My point is that as a society, Americans evidently want guns. Well you have them and now you are complaining about them. "Oh, our police have such a difficult time be...

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by meecrob
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 5220

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Police here have to deal with the fact that any criminal they encounter is highly likely to be armed with a firearm. But the United States as a society decided they wanted guns. This isn't an excuse. It would be like if here in Canada we had a right to pet bears, and after many innocent people die ...

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by meecrob
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 5220

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Police here have to deal with the fact that any criminal they encounter is highly likely to be armed with a firearm. But the United States as a society decided they wanted guns. This isn't an excuse. It would be like if here in Canada we had a right to pet bears, and after many innocent people die ...

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by meecrob
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2909

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

Unfortunately for you that’s all part of the package if you want universal healthcare as well as a free society. You either agree to socialize even negative health decisions you disagree with, or head down a path of further and further intervening in people’s personal lives. Nah, this has nothing t...

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by meecrob
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

I'm in my early thirties, so 9/11 was the big one for me, but in my place of employment we're starting to see youngsters born around that time or even after who are just indifferent to the whole event. It's a bizarre feeling to be talking to them and they just don't care. This must he what it felt ...

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by meecrob
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 6852

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Even if it was a felony, that doesn't mean a cop gets to shoot them, it means they get to charge them with a felony.

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by meecrob
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 482
Views: 71569

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

The Starship refueling seems like a massive part of the plan that isn’t really addressed much, even though it’s one of the few parts of the overall vision that has never been done before in any capacity To be fair though, at roughly the same point in the Apollo timeline, rendezvouz and docking had ...

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by meecrob
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5901

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

All violent men and boys should be in jail at all times imo. What made them violent? Maybe we should focus on that perhaps? Locking people up isn't going to make them "see the light", in fact I believe there are tons of studies that prove that if you turn a man into an animal, they act li...

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by meecrob
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5901

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I have zero police training, but I can imagine how gut-wrenching it must've been to see this guy driving through the parade and realizing every shot you have to take him out has an innocent family in the background!

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by meecrob
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The falsification of economic news that is India.
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: The falsification of economic news that is India.

I guess that is where I am getting hung up. How do you actually pick people at random? I get biometrics are harder to bias, but opinions are something different. It seems to me that even if you go into it unbiased, you will still end up with people who want to talk and not necessarily the whole popu...

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by meecrob
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will China be the last country to open its borders?
Replies: 16
Views: 1615

Re: Will China be the last country to open its borders?

Also, sorry this is a bit of a throwaway joke, but is it really smuggling if its between China and North Korea? Like they don't really follow laws anyways...

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by meecrob
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will China be the last country to open its borders?
Replies: 16
Views: 1615

Re: Will China be the last country to open its borders?

The article didn't discuss "regular smuggling operations"

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by meecrob
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF F-35 crash
Replies: 21
Views: 6512

Re: RAF F-35 crash

Oh for sure, it seems to be a really stupid mistake, and I'm sure the crewmember who forgot the cover is not only in shit, but kicking themselves for their mistake. I guess I'm hung up on, its ALWAYS small "cheap" things that bring down planes. I like how you ended with "dealt with by...

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by meecrob
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5901

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

So wait...I heard that this guy had comitted a crime and was fleeing the scene. In the ensuing police chase he drove through the barriers for the parade and...well we know what happened. Has this been disproven?

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by meecrob
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The falsification of economic news that is India.
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: The falsification of economic news that is India.

It's not biased, just utterly flawed. You need at least 1,849 respondents to accurately represent a population of 1.38 billion with 99% confidence level & confidence interval of 3. Even with a lower confidence level of 95%, you still need 1,067 respondents. The results should just be thrown out...

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by meecrob
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will China be the last country to open its borders?
Replies: 16
Views: 1615

Re: Will China be the last country to open its borders?

"according to reports"

Like where is this from? Some industry magazine like "Smuggler's Weekly?"

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by meecrob
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Militarized Cessna 408 SkyCourier?
Replies: 9
Views: 2235

Re: Militarized Cessna 408 SkyCourier?

I'm not sure a cargo plane will be enhanced by adding hardpoints. Like are you thinking hanging some sidewinders off of it for self defense or bombs?

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by meecrob
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF F-35 crash
Replies: 21
Views: 6512

Re: RAF F-35 crash

Ah, so it has to be an "expensive" failure for it to be worthy? Edit: My snark is aimed at the author of that Daily Mail article. "Cheap rain cover"? Aside from the incorrect terminology, would they prefer it if they engineered a "rain" cover that cost $25 million? Or d...

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by meecrob
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 76
Views: 11955

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

This stuff is way beyond my scope of knowledge but one comment in the Ars article asks how worried they'll be about launch vibration if they're this worried about vibration in the loading process. Probably "very" is the answer. To me the real question is what the price point difference is...

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by meecrob
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 304
Views: 20634

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Well it’s still amazing that a device designed to kill is simply to be made safe by what enthusiasts think is obvious and therefore everyone else should know too somehow. Oh well, as long as we can find blame it doesn’t need to be made better. Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk I am by no means ...

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by meecrob
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 19687

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Emotion has everything to do with this case. No one would be dead if Rittenhouse hadn't shown up with the Gun. He came armed with a weapon designed to kill and used it to do so. 2 people are dead, and 1 injured. Rittenhouse bears at the least manslaughter, and at the worst 2nd degree murder. Self d...

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by meecrob
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Menopause, need some help
Replies: 28
Views: 1782

Re: Menopause, need some help

[quote="DarkSnowyNight"[/quote] Ok, look I think I get what you mean, I wanna say I am not judging your way of life. I just did not pick up on anything in the OP that screamed "She is crazy, get the fuck out!" Menopause is something I have not dealt with, but its supposed to be a...

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by meecrob
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 81
Views: 3682

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

That's a 51 minute documentary...do you possibly have the time where they display this photo?

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by meecrob
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 81
Views: 3682

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

Like the poster above, I have to ask where this photographic evidence is?

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by meecrob
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Menopause, need some help
Replies: 28
Views: 1782

Re: Menopause, need some help

Let's just rip down a marriage cuz she is bitchy and he is awkward for a brief period of time? ... Its not gonna be a walk in the park, but it will be over soon enough. Why do you suppose it would be a brief period of time? More often than not, those changes are permanent. But even if it were only ...

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by meecrob
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 81
Views: 3682

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

Since when was eye (ear)witness testimony reliable?

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by meecrob
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Menopause, need some help
Replies: 28
Views: 1782

Re: Menopause, need some help

One thing that everyman man needs to realize is that his happiness should not be controlled by that of his wife or gf, no matter the age. This is the exact wrong advice. The wife in this scenario is going through a point in her life where she needs support. It sounds like you initially placed undue...

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by meecrob
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 304
Views: 20634

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

other incidents of live ammunition incidents. That's what's getting me. You can never assume to be 100% safe, but you should be safer on a movie set with trained professionals who planned this entire sequence of events out, than randomly walking on the street in a bad part of town. Clearly somethin...

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by meecrob
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon
Replies: 53
Views: 5936

Re: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon

What?!? Spy satellites travel at Mach 0.0 because there is no atmosphere to propagate sound. Also, get in touch with Daily Mail for your theory on spy satellites causing COVID.

Edit: I'm joking, man!

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by meecrob
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 304
Views: 20634

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Right. So why should it be any different for any other American? Or, conversely, why is everyone all upset this tragic accident happened when the average American "responsible gun owner" is not held to these standards? Because one is for commercial purposes and the other for recreational ...

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by meecrob
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 2509

Re: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft

I doubt engine out scenarios are what one would call "regular flight," but the rudder definitely helps out there!

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by meecrob
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: COP26 air security UK
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: COP26 air security UK

I love how the FR24 track shows them taking off from Glasgow as normal, but their flight path after they overfly Edinburg looks like they stopped for a pint or two!

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by meecrob
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M
Replies: 50
Views: 4990

Re: Best Large Cargo Plane is an IL-76M

...if you pre-suppsed an IL-76M is the answer you want to derive from your skewed stats... You can't compare all those aircraft at once. Not a single one is in the same category. This is like comparing a compact car to a sedan to an SUV to a straight truck to a 53 footer. Of course they are not the ...

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by meecrob
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 67
Views: 4729

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

A bit weird you think that ‘sympathy’ is the objective of this post ! Then I'm not sure what the point is. It just sounds like another grumpy old man moaning about the "good old days". It’s a discussion, calm down, you don’t have to participate or even read the posts Its fundamentally a d...

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by meecrob
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 67
Views: 4729

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

1337Delta764 wrote:
As far as I know at McDonald's only Quarter Pounders are made with fresh beef.


[citation needed]

As far as I am aware, only Wendy's uses fresh chuck for their burgers of the main fast food chains, the rest use frozen.

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by meecrob
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 67
Views: 4729

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

At McDonald's in times past if you waited a bit long they would give you something, like an extra hamburger, they don't do that anymore though (probably because it used to be a burger that had been there for some minutes and now they trash it...). I can’t recall if it was because of a long wait or ...

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by meecrob
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4947

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

While I agree that the Jan 6 incident was much worse than anything BLM/Antifa did, much of those disturbances had nothing to do with what they were supposed to be. Much was just troublemakers causing trouble. Looting and burning and taking over areas of a city are not demonstrations. Oh yea I am su...

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by meecrob
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4947

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

Sure, there were a bunch of jerks who just wanted to break things. I'm not sure why people do not get the difference between people screaming "We exist!!" and people saying "We want to steal TVs!!" Like you have to be willingfully ignorant to not listen to what they were shouting.

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by meecrob
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4947

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

Or to expand: One group of people are pissed that minorities are not getting fair representation and are taking to the streets to express this. Another group of people are taking to the streets because they are pissed that non-whites are getting recognized as humans finally. It is always righteous t...

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