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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?
Replies: 48
Views: 6765

Re: Airbus 32X NEO program: why no length adjustment?

I typically always admire positive spin, but is this really a thread about how Boeing got the MAX so right and Airbus the NEO so wrong?

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by Virtual737
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4984

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Being serious for just a moment, to both follow the letter of the law and be fair at the same time: 1.) Milley should be court-martialed, found guilty of something, sentenced to something ridiculous and then have that sentence overturned on appeal. 2.) Trump should be ridiculed, found guilty of trea...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4984

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Quick google search gave me this, so your last sentence might be right on point. https://conventionofstates.com/ The list of endorsements at the bottom of that page would suggest it's very much a Republican movement. I googles the name of one of the people I hadn't heard of and it turns out he was ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4984

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

There is a constitution, there are elections, its supposed to be a civilian controlled goverment. Even if we hate the guy in command, we can't just go over the system that has kept in check this Republic for a long time. That's the difference between the US and any other nation, it has been the lon...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I see a few obvious VER-haters who wouldn`t give the guy credit if he were to become WC driving backwards. Same as anything on the interweb - apparently you can't be somewhere inbetween any more. You're either a fanboi or a hater. The infinite amount of other possibilities between those 2 extremes ...

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by Virtual737
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The lucky part, in my view, was that he was able to continue and have some repairs to his car under the red flag. Yep, MV still has to learn the art of taking out the rival while being able to continue the race. Lewis got it almost spot on at Silverstone ;) It's literally 24m on the track, which is...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

What a slippery slope... I don't think there's much, if anything to worry about. "Professional fouls" have existed in F1 for decades. Senna did it, as did Schumacher and even Damon Hill. The penalties nowadays are potentially harsher and the telemetry and camera angles make it easier to c...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

marcelh wrote:
scbriml wrote:
but it seems Verstappen decided colliding with Hamilton was the preferred option.


This is comparable as stating HAM kicked out VER deliberately at Silverstone…


That's pretty much what RB said in their complaint. The stewards told them where to go and it didn't include collecting $200.

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

You mean the one where Nico moved hard right off the racing line and pushed Lewis completely off the track would be foolhardy to apportion blame to Nico? Even if they weren't in the same team it would have been bad. Time to take the blinkers off as it's becoming rather embarrassing. Rosberg was def...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

To say that he was not at fault for Spain You mean the one where Nico moved hard right off the racing line and pushed Lewis completely off the track would be foolhardy to apportion blame to Nico? Even if they weren't in the same team it would have been bad. Time to take the blinkers off as it's bec...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Hamilton crashed into Rosberg several times that year if I recall correctly.


You might want to check out the footage of, let's say Austria and Spain that year before suggesting Hamilton was the instigator.

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

TheFlyingDisk wrote:

It is petty, and to be honest quite hypocritical.



It's pretty much the exact opposite of hypocritical, and so on that note, let's leave it alone. Have a nice day.

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Because you raised something petty like Max "not checking up on Lewis". Had you not done that, I'm perfectly fine with people disagreeing. Petty? Half the racing world is talking about it. A fair number of MV fans are calling it out too. I do know how racing works, and I'm still steadfast...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

You're just grasping at straws, really. Because I'm not in agreement with you? Max is becoming almost everything that his supporters seem to hate about Lewis (minus the 7 WDCs of course). His supporters at least as blinkered as those of LH. And expecting Max to back off is a bit off - Max was on th...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen did look to the Mercedes, saw that Hamilton was fine, and walked away to avoid confrontation. I'm sure that was exactly his mindset. If I were Max, I'd go to Hamilton and screamed my ass off, probably even throw a punch or two. So having been predominantly at fault, you would then have g...

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Looking at the Sprint race, it's clear that Lewis could have given Max space by going wider into Turn 2. Lando Norris did it to Lewis himself during the start of the sprint race and both emerged unscathed. Why can't Lewis do the same to Max? They could have gone out to dinner afterwards and held ha...

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by Virtual737
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

marcelh wrote:
HAM did it again…..


The professionals I've heard so far have been either 50/50 or MV at fault. Now we wait to see what the stewards think.

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by Virtual737
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2677

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

Was in my very early 30s. I'd taken a couple of years off from the "corporate" world and was teaching waterskiing on a lake in the UK. Early afternoon, message comes across to me on the radio to come up to the clubhouse. Was hard to believe the TV coverage we saw. I learned a couple of yea...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15121

Re: Texas abortion law

To me, who have experienced this 3 times already, that's life. Now I am not going to impose my beliefs on you, that would be authoritative, I am just letting you know what I believe based on my own personal feelings. I have been there. I worded my post specifically based on my own experiences. Abou...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15121

Re: Texas abortion law

For the child, no due process at all for an innocent, who hasn't done no wrong to anyone. That's an interesting point though. The fetus, until something like mid-term, is not sentient. It has no ability to even think, let alone act, so there is no concept of it having done anything, let alone somet...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15121

Re: Texas abortion law

I don't want to go too far into the opinions of when life begins as I'm not qualified to and I'm certainly not qualified to judge anyone else's opinion. What does shock me though is that the same state that respects the viability of a 43 day old fetus also has the death penalty in its legal system. ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15121

Re: Texas abortion law

It can be argued that the mother is the life support of the fetus. A life support machine isn't a sentient, living, self sufficient organism. Let's please not try and draw that comparison. If your neighbors decided to kill their children because they can't take care of them, Are you of the belief t...

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15121

Re: Texas abortion law

casinterest wrote:


True story. I have know people that have had accidents, and diseases (Cancer) where the life support was removed, and they passed away.


Shhhh, or the Texans will make that illegal too.

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15121

Re: Texas abortion law

AirWorthy99 wrote:

Not making this up, you can look up the thousands of cases of people that come back from a coma.


I don't doubt it, but this thread is about abortion. Turning off life support is nowhere near the same, even though there are moral comparisons to be made.

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15121

Re: Texas abortion law

Moral arguments against abortion: That a fetus is not a person, or human because it depends on the mother. So if someone goes into a coma, and depends on a machine to live, do we just call it quits on that person? That a fetus is not a person or human because they don't have their organs developed....

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by Virtual737
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IR723
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

Re: IR723

Interesting. It's carrying an awful lot of reserve fuel to be able to circle for that long and now divert as far as it already has. Where's it going? Italy? Northern Africa?

EDIT: Descending into Milan by the looks.

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by Virtual737
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyscraper Fire in Milan
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Skyscraper Fire in Milan

johns624 wrote:
Is 18 stories really a "skyscraper"?


Only if you're from the 19th century, even if it was twice the height of anything else in the same city.

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by Virtual737
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 579
Views: 39028

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

If they change the rules to reflect that, fine with me. For the time being I see it as reward for a strong performance in demanding P and Q sessions especially for Misters Russell and Latifi. Then they need to change the rules or it's not fair on the other smaller teams. Williams scored more points...

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by Virtual737
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18261

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

The thing I find most interesting is that an airline that is VERY versed in writing contracts and conditions has a carry-on policy that is being interpreted totally differently from one person to the next, including by people directly involved at many levels within the industry. Me thinks they do th...

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by Virtual737
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2151

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

Shouldn't he also sue his parents who gave their agreement for the photo to be taken and used as well? Exactly. If there is any "blame" to dish out (which I don't think there is) then the parents should bear pretty much all of it. The time to negotiate royalties on the forward success of ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 156
Views: 26861

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

They could call it British Caledonian or Dan Air.... I'd love to see "Dan Air - London" and the compass on the side of a plane again. On returning from my first ever airport visit in 1977, my mother asked me what planes I'd seen (meaning what models) and I said "I saw a Dan Air!"...

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by Virtual737
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2151

Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

I had to double check it wasn't April 1st when I first read this: https://news.sky.com/story/nirvanas-nevermind-baby-sues-band-over-child-pornography-claims-12390129 Essentially, the now 30 year old baby featured on the cover of the 1991 Nirvana Nevermind album is suing everyone involved (and some n...

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3544

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

all cost about $12 at the time. Yep. I remember being "fined" by a car hire company in Dubai during the 90s. I returned the car almost empty and they stung me for about $6 plus a service charge. Did exactly the same the next time I was there. less hassle than actually stopping at a petrol...

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1198

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

As a recipient of a blood transfusion at least once in my life, I thank you all for giving.

Apparently I was made ineligible to return the favour as soon as I was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma almost 20 years ago.

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3544

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

Many places in the world are not self service. I've had 40 years of self service and 7 of attended. Apart from the occasional initial wait, it bothers me not a bit and, now that I have a diesel, my shoes and hands stay perfectly clean with no effort.

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by Virtual737
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23114

Re: Website is over-moderated

That's typically what we do... If there's a post that needs to be removed, we delete it. Deleting the thread or locking the thread is never our first course of action, it's the last resort. We only delete or lock when the thread is out of hand or if the thread starting post violates the rules. Unfo...

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by Virtual737
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Best” Prime Ministers the UK never had
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: “Best” Prime Ministers the UK never had

I've never voted Tory and never wil Why not? I've never voted Labour but I wouldn't say it will never happen. It might even say it's unlikely, but if their track record on delivering on promises became good enough to trust and their policies were overall the best match for what I thought was best f...

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by Virtual737
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23114

Re: Website is over-moderated

That's typically what we do... If there's a post that needs to be removed, we delete it. Deleting the thread or locking the thread is never our first course of action, it's the last resort. We only delete or lock when the thread is out of hand or if the thread starting post violates the rules. Unfo...

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by Virtual737
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Best” Prime Ministers the UK never had
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: “Best” Prime Ministers the UK never had

I've never voted Tory and never wil Why not? I've never voted Labour but I wouldn't say it will never happen. It might even say it's unlikely, but if their track record on delivering on promises became good enough to trust and their policies were overall the best match for what I thought was best f...

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by Virtual737
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6419

Re: The Murder of Ella French

johns624 wrote:
Including Freedom of Speech. Watch what you wish for.


I've seen similar written in most discussions on guns. "If we let them take our guns it'll be our freedom of expression next".

It was a ridiculous argument the first time I saw it and is no better today.

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by Virtual737
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6419

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Laws that require accountability would make a difference. A change of mindset and a realignment of what is normal would make a bigger difference. https://i.gyazo.com/25816d1c8def793021fe802a5c89ceee.jpg Looking in from the outside, this whole scene is totally alien to me, yet to some in the US, the...

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 2949

Re: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis

If the EU and especially Lithuania keep whining about Belarus and try to cause problems for Belarus, why the hell should Belarus solve their problems? That's an interesting perspective. By whining, do you mean their annoyance at Belarus allowing migrants that have reached Belarus (perhaps with stat...

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 2949

Re: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis

If the EU and especially Lithuania keep whining about Belarus and try to cause problems for Belarus, why the hell should Belarus solve their problems? That's an interesting perspective. By whining, do you mean their annoyance at Belarus allowing migrants that have reached Belarus (perhaps with stat...

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by Virtual737
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Fashion is killing the environment
Replies: 42
Views: 1915

Re: Fast Fashion is killing the environment

Aaron747 wrote:
Due to her condition I don’t think she is able to sugarcoat and deliver things in a way that is PR-sprinkle goodness. People forget that part.


How dare you! (see what I did there ? ;) )

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by Virtual737
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6419

Re: The Murder of Ella French

You need to learn that prefatory clauses don’t condition the operative part of the amendment. Says the SCOTUS, btw, agrees it is an individual right. Post #97 posits that the 2A permits murder is merely an exercise under the amendment. Not true. https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendm...

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by Virtual737
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To scab or not to scab
Replies: 14
Views: 1290

Re: To scab or not to scab

I realize I wouldn't be hiring anyone directly replacing those who are on strike and scab isn't the best word here, but I don't know of a better term and it's kind of a sentimental thought that I am thinking of. If there is a better term for the situation, I'm all ears. There is no need to look for...

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by Virtual737
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6419

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Since when is murder covered by the Second Amendment? I didn’t know you would support that hideous version of rights? No one here, in support of the 2A, has argued it gives people the authority to commit murders. Interesting progressive view of the Bill of Rights. Since when are any of the typical ...

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by Virtual737
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To scab or not to scab
Replies: 14
Views: 1290

Re: To scab or not to scab

You're not crossing a picket line and, even if you were, you're not doing it to replace the workers on strike. That means you're not a scab either way.

The whole term "scab" needs a total rethink anyway, in my humble opinion only of course.

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by Virtual737
Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6419

Re: The Murder of Ella French

bpatus297 wrote:

In 2019, the US had 39,707 deaths due to guns, that includes suicide. There are 330 million people in the US meaning there is a .000012% chance of being killed by a gun,.


If the chances are so low then there is also little need to keep a gun for self defense.

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by Virtual737
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6419

Re: The Murder of Ella French

The other flaw is that the Constitution doesn't specifically protect cars like it does guns. You don't have to like it or agree with it, but the Second Amendment is there. The important word in that sentence is "Amendment". The constitution was amended to put it in, it can be amended to t...

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