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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5676

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

It amazes me that some people are like this and can't think for themselves and make their own decisions. Flat earthers make very similar statements. Do you believe that everyone who has an opinion differing from yours didn't form that opinion by thinking for themselves and making their own decisions?

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1231

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

Wish I had the money to buy one, at which point I wouldn't buy one.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 345
Views: 16174

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

readytotaxi wrote:
All this makes Trump look a little bit sensible.


Hmmm. Boris is a clown but Trump is in a totally different league on a unique planet in a galaxy far, far away.

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 345
Views: 16174

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

He's done. The only thing keeping him in No 10 now is his stubborness.

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1302

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

Built in Windows Defender should be good enough for most people now. If you're not using the web or email then even more so.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What shipping carriers do you mostly ship with?
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: What shipping carriers do you mostly ship with?

I use Kerry and Lex, but I guess you meant originating in the US?

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 150
Views: 7611

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

gkirk wrote:
Freedom is coming!
No longer will we be tied to a corrupt Westminster.


Then good riddance. The constant mention of a Scottish independence referendum itself destabilises the union.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 492
Views: 23165

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

From https://news.sky.com/story/us-capitol-riots-im-the-effing-president-take-me-to-the-capitol-now-aide-says-trump-raged-at-secret-service-on-january-6th-12642112 Trump is quoted as saying: "I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about he...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1084
Views: 48191

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

The voting population of the US has not been a majority for the GOP in the Senate since 1998: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/gop-senators-havent-represented-a-majority-since-1996.html The GOP candidate has only won the popular vote for President once since 1988. 5 of the Supreme Court just...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3113

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

I ask because that's also one of the reasons people say in the US we have mass shootings. I just want to know exactly how is it possible that Norway can have them since I have been told this is an eminently an American phenomenon. The US seems to have one almost every day. To try and draw a wider c...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10615

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Want to talk about entitlement? Start with the attitudes shown here. I’ll never understand why aviation enthusiasts on an aviation forum love to consistently crap on airlines and their employees. ...because there are usually at least 2 sides to every story. This is an aviation enthusiasts site, not...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10615

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Oh poor airlines, how can they sustain a pay raise for their staff, better let them work too much, then crash planes with hundreds of people aboard, and blame the pilots... Or hire new, incompetent, undertrained pilots and let them crash planes with hundreds of people aboard, and again blame the pi...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6064

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

People voted for Biden because they thought they were voting for a moderate centrist who was going to unite this country. Instead they got a far leftist administration hell bent on further dividing this nation. For that to be true, the US centre, from the perspective of GOP, must be so far skewed t...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6064

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

It's also hard to say that the ones with the highest approval numbers turned out to be the best presidents. Look at what George W. Bush managed to do with his 71.2%! Approval ratings rarely have to do with the person in office, its about the current state of affairs. If things, like the economy are...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6064

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

Agreed that Biden inherited Afghanistan too. I was referring to the exit planning that was under Biden's control. I don't think anyone foresaw the rapid collapse and abdication of the government, and what happened, was going to happen anyway. But could have been handled better on the US end, in hin...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6064

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

casinterest wrote:
80-90% in the US could care less that every country is seeing the same issue as the gas and inflation are tied to world economic issues.


I guess their grammar is as under-developed as their knowledge of the rest of the world.

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by Virtual737
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6064

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

The Afghanistan withdrawal was his own doing. It was Trump that announced the withdrawal and effectively tied Biden to a deadline. Not sure Biden should take all the blame for what happened. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/politics/2021/03/17/us-troop-withdrawal-afghanistan-trumps-deadline-w...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 492
Views: 23165

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

No, they really don’t care and you’re deluding yourself. https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-harry-enten-predicts-republicans-take-huge-house-majority-best-position-in-over-80-years/amp/ I wasn't for one moment meaning the morally bankrupt who would vote for someone like Trump. I meant those of us (in...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 82
Views: 6510

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I bought three guns for hunting coat pigeons in the last year.


One for each arms and..... clever dick?

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by Virtual737
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 492
Views: 23165

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Outside of the liberal bubbles no one cares, but keep believing they do The most powerful political figure in the world, when outvoted, tried to steal an election while accusing the rightful winner of doing the same. In doing so he committed crimes, appeared sympathetic to say the least in his numb...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 20, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9384

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Singapore does some things well, but I'm not giving up the 2nd Amendment. Someone has to be the arsenal of Democracy in the world. We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? You most definitely can't handle the ...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 19, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9384

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Aaron747 wrote:
Not really possible for us due to the 8th amendment.


It's not the 8th or any other amendment that's stopping it.

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by Virtual737
Thu May 19, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4629

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

AirWorthy99 wrote:

And no, I don't have any empathy for the most destructive, divisive and incompetent president this country has ever had. If he has deficiency issues he should resign or never had ran for president.


You mean Dubbya or Trump?

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by Virtual737
Tue May 17, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?

https://www.mygov.scot/arrested-your-rights/legal-advice-at-a-police-station#:~:text=You%20have%20the%20right%20to,while%20the%20police%20question%20you. The site would appear to be completely at odds with the author: "You have the right to speak to a solicitor at any time while in police cust...

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by Virtual737
Tue May 17, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9384

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Being hung up on background checks is a specious argument and one that doesn't hold water when you examine FBI crime stats... Hung up on background checks? How about there being no reason for an 18 year old civilian (or anyone else for that matter) to own an assault rifle with copious amounts of am...

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by Virtual737
Mon May 16, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9384

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

There's a massive behavioural and cultural issue that's embedded in the 2nd Amendment in my opinion. The US tops it's peers in gun crime (by some margin). The US tops it's peers in incarceration rate (by a huge margin). No amount of suggestion by anyone outside the US (or even those in the US again...

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by Virtual737
Mon May 16, 2022 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever call the crisis hotline? (***NOT*** suicidal)
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: Ever call the crisis hotline? (***NOT*** suicidal)

Airstud wrote:
Hmmm... This post surprised me.

talent? :boggled:

Thank you, anyway, for the kind words.


p.s. :boggled:




The talent is being able to articulate well how you feel and to do so among relative strangers )

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by Virtual737
Mon May 16, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9384

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

NIKV69 wrote:
Shhhh! No sanity or fact allowed when trying to disparage America or Texas when it comes to guns. :sarcastic:


There is sanity in America or Texas when it comes to guns?

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by Virtual737
Sat May 14, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 115
Views: 5931

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Anywhere you add up, the US vastly overspends Europe. The initial and ongoing costs of supporting more than 6,000,000 (and rising) refugees is a huge burden on European countries, especially Poland. $40B would be eaten up pretty fast with that number of souls. Asking why the tax payers of the US sh...

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by Virtual737
Wed May 11, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever call the crisis hotline? (***NOT*** suicidal)
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: Ever call the crisis hotline? (***NOT*** suicidal)

Calling a hotline like that is a sign of strength, not of weakness. I'm amazed and delighted you have the emotional intelligence to be able to be so articulate and open about how you feel. All strength to you. Many people have been and are in similar positions, not all have your talent.

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by Virtual737
Tue May 10, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1084
Views: 48191

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I can think millions of things from the people who are in favor of unlimited on demand abortion, but I won't just dismiss them as bad people. Just people with different opinions. There was a time when we learned to be tolerant of different viewpoints and agree to disagree. I think that's a very mat...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 06, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1084
Views: 48191

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

A question for those that are both against abortion and against universal healthcare. Why does your concern for human life drop significantly at the moment of birth? Is it because the actual cost to you is close to zero for the former but might actually hit you in the pocket for the latter? Yes, th...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 06, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1084
Views: 48191

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

A question for those that are both against abortion and against universal healthcare. Why does your concern for human life drop significantly at the moment of birth? Is it because the actual cost to you is close to zero for the former but might actually hit you in the pocket for the latter?

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by Virtual737
Fri May 06, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1084
Views: 48191

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

seb146 wrote:
So, again, if it were about "every life is sacred" ...


If that's what it was about there would be no death penalty. Every life is sacred, apart from the ones that aren't.

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by Virtual737
Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5710

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

seb146 wrote:
do women know the very second conception has happened?


Too many answers came into my head for that one. I shall refrain.

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by Virtual737
Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5710

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

NIKV69 wrote:
CitizenJustin wrote:
Why can’t these people just live and let live and stop the relentless effort to ban everyone and everything they dislike? .


If you want to have that then it goes for all things not just abortion.


What is your actual position on this law as stand alone legislation?

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by Virtual737
Wed Apr 06, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487174

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The subject of the US Civil War is somehow lost on our European friends. The loses were brutal and the scars exist to this day. Pretty much every town or City east of the Mississippi River has a Civil War monument. Debates over Confederate monuments cause civil unrest and protests. Did you not see ...

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by Virtual737
Mon Apr 04, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2248

Re: Favorite Quotes

"Doh" - Homer Simpson

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 01, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 4180

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

...and back on topic. Are there any former GOP voters on this forum that would no longer feel comfortable voting GOP (not just Trump), because of his actions since the end of 2020 (including this latest request to Putin) ? Trump combined with MTG and Ted Cancun form a triad that should surely be eno...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 01, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 4180

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

And for the third time with you: Running against Trump instead of your opponent is a failed strategy. For the first time with you, I've not once argued against that point. No matter how badly Dems underperformed in the House and Senate races in 2020... That is the point that you keep repeating. Som...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 4180

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

If one wants to throw out cute little retorts, it pays to have reality to support them. I'll have a pint of what you're drinking. We're discussing Trump and he was kicked out the WH. Still screaming about it to this day. Spin it however you like. You rarely quote Wikipedia.... except when it has co...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487174

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10675075/Ukrainian-attack-helicopters-strike-oil-facility-INSIDE-Russia.html Was this a false flag attack or a real Ukrainian operation ? I'm guessing the former. How would 2 Ukrainian helos fly over the Russian controlled areas of Ukraine north / north east...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487174

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10675075/Ukrainian-attack-helicopters-strike-oil-facility-INSIDE-Russia.html Was this a false flag attack or a real Ukrainian operation ? I'm guessing the former. How would 2 Ukrainian helos fly over the Russian controlled areas of Ukraine north / north east...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 4180

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

If one wants to throw out cute little retorts, it pays to have reality to support them. I'll have a pint of what you're drinking. We're discussing Trump and he was kicked out the WH. Still screaming about it to this day. Spin it however you like. You rarely quote Wikipedia.... except when it has co...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1655

Re: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

Spirituality has been something that India got blessed with, a long time ago. And any PM or a constitutional head would want to talk from a point of strength. There is a reason that Buddhism spread in India and Asia and not so much in the west. You write that as if Buddhism is on the rise and that ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 4180

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

Bricktop wrote:
But keep focusing on Trump. It worked SO well for VA Governor Terry McAuliffe.


About as well as it did for the GOP in November 2020.

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13182

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

JPS has been making Will look weak for years. This event made him look weaker. As an actor (actress, or whatever the allowed word of the year is), she must be very skilled orally to keep him on the lead.

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by Virtual737
Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487174

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

There are certain times when a nation should put its own internal politics / division aside and support their leader 100%. This is one of those times. I disagree. Even in the darkest of times, you still need detractors just to keep leaders honest. Even those who lead with the best intention can mak...

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by Virtual737
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7029
Views: 487174

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It is a dilemma. Any territory given to Russia will amount to a win for Putin and a loss to the Ukranian people. Just not as big a win for Putin as he would have liked but still he could see it as some justification for throwing aside the limitations of "civilised" world behaviour. The re...

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by Virtual737
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13182

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

https://news.sky.com/story/i-was-out-of-line-and-i-was-wrong-will-smith-apologises-to-chris-rock-for-oscars-slap-12577181 He has now apologised to Rock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyXOPTNDiGc&ab_channel=VeeXXL Never need an excuse to post this clip. From 2:47 is still one of the funniest b...

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