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by bhill
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 65
Views: 2126

Re: Political Position (Guns)

No it is not. If people don't understand what the Constitution is and what inalienable rights are, they should break out the coloring books. Please expand on this. And how convicted felons cannot vote. Most American did not require a passing CIVICS grade to graduate, and yet they vote. Perhaps you ...

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by bhill
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 65
Views: 2126

Re: Political Position (Guns)

My belief is that folks should be able to own non semi auto rifles or shotguns for hunting or protection. They stay home under lock and key, just like the armories in the military. Handguns...no. Times have changed GREATLY since the 2nd was written, and as other portions of the Constitution have evo...

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by bhill
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 53
Views: 1313

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

So, what about Atheists? They vote...and why does Christianity get to trump anything? I do not need the human dogma to live by the Golden Rule. And it seems to me the only folks that think God is punitive are the folks living by the Old Testament, when the new Covenant tossed that out. Christ was no...

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by bhill
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What made Republicans takeover congress during Obama's presidency?
Replies: 47
Views: 1967

Re: What made Republicans takeover congress during Obama's presidency?

Kyle Kulinski did an excellent piece on his show today on this very issue. In this piece, he blames Obama for not passing more progressive policies when he had a super majority in the Senate and a majority in the house as the main reason why Progressives were turned off in the midterm elections, wh...

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by bhill
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Positions (Drugs)
Replies: 47
Views: 1749

Re: Political Positions (Drugs)

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.....and with common sense, removing the stigma and legalizing it can actually help society...

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by bhill
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What made Republicans takeover congress during Obama's presidency?
Replies: 47
Views: 1967

Re: What made Republicans takeover congress during Obama's presidency?

"Most" folks do not vote during mid-terms historically...until...Trump, then folks were sooo pissed they flipped the House....the Senate is next. Mind you that the Founders were smart by not having a free for all every year and the 2 year cycle was the result.

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by bhill
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Positions (Drugs)
Replies: 47
Views: 1749

Re: Political Positions (Drugs)

Not narcotics...nope, sorry, that is waaay too dangerous for society. Perhaps once we have single payer healthcare to pay for the OD's and addiction issues.....

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by bhill
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election
Replies: 32
Views: 1952

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

... The day after the Inauguration, he will be served with papers, and when found guilty, ALL of the income he will make will be garnisheed to pay his fines and back taxes. Pauper indeed. Besides, if he does file for bankruptcy, Creditors get first crack after the tax authorities. Democrats are wea...

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by bhill
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Worst military procurement post 1950
Replies: 63
Views: 3945

Re: Worst military procurement post 1950

The M-16 rifle and the M-9 Baretta. Too small calibers...and stop trying to retire the A-10.

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by bhill
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election
Replies: 32
Views: 1952

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

Trump has no shame about Bankruptcy in the past, no reason he won't do it again to renege on his personal debts via personal bankruptcy. His name will be worthless. The difference here is that Trump has never filed for personal bankruptcy as in the past it's always been his properties or companies....

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by bhill
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Any Trump Supreme Court Justice be Impeached if Joe Biden Becomes President
Replies: 29
Views: 1765

Re: Will Any Trump Supreme Court Justice be Impeached if Joe Biden Becomes President

no, it is easier and cheaper in many ways to just increase the number of sitting Justices; besides, the GOP knows how to make a circus of impeachment 'trials."

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by bhill
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 143
Views: 6056

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

It was the Democrats that advanced their social agendas, abortion, gay rights, environmental rules thru the courts when they consistently could NOT win their agenda in the political arenas. Wait.... what? Say that again? Democrats passed laws like letting women make decisions about their bodies, te...

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by bhill
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election
Replies: 32
Views: 1952

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

As long as his tenants pay the leases, he'll be able to service his debt. He is showing losses on his operations for the last decade plus.... so he doesn´t even have enough cash flow to show a profit. He doesn´t have the money. Those loans where cash infusions to keep him from going bankrupt way ba...

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by bhill
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump file for Bankruptcy if Biden wins the Election
Replies: 32
Views: 1952

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

Well, pretty sure it will HAVE to happen, as once he is serving his sentences in prison, those fines will not pay themselves...much less the loans he has with his Russian Oligarch's underwriters...good thing he will have prison guards watching him to keep said Russians at bay...

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by bhill
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 143
Views: 6056

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

1) Make it a legal REQUIREMENT to release 10 years of ANY and ALL 1040's and ALL schedules to be eligible to run for President/Vice President 2) Make it codified in statue that ANYONE can be indicted/charged/prosecuted for allegedly committing a crime...not "policy." If needs be, have the ...

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by bhill
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump saved by cells taken from fetal cells
Replies: 21
Views: 1320

Re: Trump saved by cells taken from fetal cells

nope...does not apply to the GOP, same as having a Pool Boy on staff......just like honoring their words aka Graham and Moscow Mitch.

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by bhill
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Vice President's Debate
Replies: 53
Views: 2194

Re: The Vice President's Debate

1) Adding more Justices to the SCOTUS is the job of the Congress, i.e. Legislative Branch, not Executive, so it was inappropriate to ask. Besides, the GOP would prolly do the same thing if roles were reversed. 2) The Lord of the Flies did not even try to answer Roe v. Wade....but as a mouthpiece for...

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by bhill
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Many Cities Prohibit Large Trucks From Parking on Residential Streets for no Reason
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: Why Many Cities Prohibit Large Trucks From Parking on Residential Streets for no Reason

One reason may be EMS access...firetrucks need space, especially to turn around. You should ask your police department why.

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by bhill
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Reunification of Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 1754

Re: The Reunification of Germany

I remember having to wear my Class B uniform when on a visit to East Berlin when in the 1st AD and stationed in Furth..real eye opener! Just like these troopers: https://www.stripes.com/blogs-archive/archive-photo-of-the-day/archive-photo-of-the-day-1.9717/u-s-soldiers-visit-east-berlin-1979-1.26563...

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by bhill
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE9X is FAA-Certified: Where are the Fuel Consumption Figures?
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: GE9X is FAA-Certified: Where are the Fuel Consumption Figures?

would this not depend on the application and FADEC config being used?

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by bhill
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?
Replies: 61
Views: 3655

Re: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?

Mid January, when spotty reports of a flu like out breaks from Asia, I was thinking, this has the look and feel of the last SARS outbreak...and my head felt like exploding when when the "wet markets" were mentioned, then I knew it was gonna be a thing.....and really knew it was bad when it...

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by bhill
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Joe Biden Cordon Off Whatever Location is the Epicenter of COVID-19 Once in Office
Replies: 34
Views: 2533

Re: Will Joe Biden Cordon Off Whatever Location is the Epicenter of COVID-19 Once in Office

Nope...that horse left the barn log ago. What you SHOULD be asking is will GOVERNORS of the States REQUIRE masks and social distancing, and enforce those orders if issued.

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by bhill
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mail in ballot system question
Replies: 26
Views: 2068

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 bhill
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Extreme Left
Replies: 225
Views: 10129

Re: Extreme Left

My problem with the left: They are usually believers in the ethics of ultimate end. (Do what is right and leave the result to God.) Many appear to be guided by wishful thinking. E.g. I agree there are people who can't work and which deserve society support. But I believe in exchange such people mus...

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by bhill
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mail in ballot system question
Replies: 26
Views: 2068

Re: Mail in ballot system question

After reading more about the system I got some more problems: 1. How can mail in ballot ensure anonymity of the ballot when signatures are needed to compare for the ballots being properly received? 2. With signature comparison being a necessary step in mail in ballot handling, if by chance someone'...

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by bhill
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vote-by-mail fraud in action
Replies: 20
Views: 1341

Re: Vote-by-mail fraud in action

Not sure about ballots, but here all mailed contactless cards require a phone call to verify it have successfully been received by the correct person before being activated. And all mail in ballots require a signature that matches the one on records; it also provides the voter with the means to tra...

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by bhill
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS Doesn’t Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power
Replies: 74
Views: 4560

Re: POTUS Doesn’t Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power

This is serious. This isn't just some conspiracy theory or alarmist hypotheticals. This is the president of the united states actively planning on throwing away our votes in order to retain power. Gee, isn't that kinda what happened in... Venezuela? I once lived in a nice little one party state. Th...

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by bhill
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 4727

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

As for guerilla milita tactics...nope..we can deal with that as well...

19th Special Forces Group (19th SFG) (UT ARNG)
20th Special Forces Group (20th SFG) (AL ARNG)

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by bhill
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 4727

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

Article 1 ss 10 of the Constitution addresses that. As to a shooting war..probably not...https://www.nationalguard.mil/About-the-Guard/Army-National-Guard/About-Us/Leaders/. As you can see, the command structure of the National Guard is spread amongst the States..as are the units. Now if trump tried...

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by bhill
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nightmare Election Night Scenario - The Red Mirage
Replies: 75
Views: 4216

Re: Nightmare Election Night Scenario - The Red Mirage

Good Lord!!! why is this such a big frikken deal!!!??? Just ask the states that HAVE BEEN DOING MAIL IN VOTING FOR YEARS, and hundreds of millions of voted ballots already!!! You open the ballot that had your code on it when you registered, you mark your choices with a black pen, you put the voted ...

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by bhill
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nightmare Election Night Scenario - The Red Mirage
Replies: 75
Views: 4216

Re: Nightmare Election Night Scenario - The Red Mirage

Nothing beats a public location, with private voting stalls for allowing each voter to completely vote what they want with no outside interference. Nothing beats the privacy of my own home to fill out my ballot. With your abusive spouse hanging over you. Yep nothing beats you like that. :duck: Plea...

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by bhill
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nightmare Election Night Scenario - The Red Mirage
Replies: 75
Views: 4216

Re: Nightmare Election Night Scenario - The Red Mirage

Good Lord!!! why is this such a big frikken deal!!!??? Just ask the states that HAVE BEEN DOING MAIL IN VOTING FOR YEARS, and hundreds of millions of voted ballots already!!! You open the ballot that had your code on it when you registered, you mark your choices with a black pen, you put the voted b...

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by bhill
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 355
Views: 17201

Re: Do Repulicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

Republicans in Congress remain the absolute worst people alive. One step behind are their disgusting supporters. The hypocrisy of this entire situation in infuriating. Unfortunately, they cant all die (I wish!) so the Dems need to start playing dirty like they do. The worst thing Michelle Obama sai...

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by bhill
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 355
Views: 17201

Re: Do Repulicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

Well, according to Moscow Mitch's perverted logic, only if BOTH the White House AND Senate are held by the same party, it is ok to ram it through....but if they are different, then it can be cock blocked until the next elections...

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by bhill
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-104 Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: TU-104 Restoration

So what was the function of the "bombardier" cubby? To call out heights?

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by bhill
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 260
Views: 19658

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

Just ask the folks in the Southern Hemisphere. I have heard a report that their flu season this year was very light historically. The thinking is that the use of COVID precautions such as mask usage and hand washing is having an effect on the spread of flu....well whoda think?

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by bhill
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My prediction for the presidential debates
Replies: 266
Views: 18257

Re: My prediction for the presidential debates

I predict there will be none, at least not in-person (face-to-face). I don’t see how the Dems can possibly allow Biden to face Trump, even though he is verbally and factually challenged. He is quite possibly the only Democrat who could make Trump appear somewhat intelligible by comparison. Therefor...

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by bhill
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California's Electrical Grid
Replies: 46
Views: 2233

Re: California's Electrical Grid

Tugger - thanks for the links. One of them (SF Chronicle) was behind a wall. Particularly I am persuaded that the gas line were totally the utilities fault. But the costs of putting electrical lines underground is likely beyond anything rate payers would tolerate. I don't understand the 'grounding'...

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by bhill
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Trump Idiocy - Claims denying rape of E. Jean Carroll is presidential scope
Replies: 55
Views: 1876

Re: More Trump Idiocy - Claims denying rape of E. Jean Carroll is presidential scope

"SHOW ME THE.....semen!!!....." hahahah. If she truly does have a sample, she needs to stay the course, in a State Civil court, the OFFICE did not put it's appendage where it did not belong...a HUMAN did. Barr is just playing the policy game of not prosecuting a sitting president....

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by bhill
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Knew...
Replies: 79
Views: 3675

Re: Trump Knew...

I am sick and tired of people waiting to disclose such important info months or years later in a book to make money from when it should have been disclosed to the public immediately after such statements were made as a patriotic duty. Perhaps if Woodward had publicly put out Trump's obscene comment...

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by bhill
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?
Replies: 61
Views: 8635

Re: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?

They are stuffed in GalaxyFlyer's ride and shuttled over....pretty sure they use aux tanks in the cabin to haul the fuel needed for the trip, some seats will need to be removed....

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by bhill
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Electoral College - Keep or Kill?
Replies: 70
Views: 2469

Re: The Electoral College - Keep or Kill?

The electoral college literally keeps the US from being a tyranny of populism or of the majority. The scholarship on this is quite clear and anyone who thinks otherwise pretty much lacks the intellectual honesty of understanding federalist principles and the profoundly brilliant insight of the Foun...

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by bhill
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did USAF choose GE engines for both VC-25s?
Replies: 29
Views: 2521

Re: Why did USAF choose GE engines for both VC-25s?

Nahhhhhh...it's like those $1000 ash trays....they don't shatter when they break....................... ;-)

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by bhill
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changing Cities as Workers Like Working from Home
Replies: 51
Views: 2798

Re: Changing Cities as Workers Like Working from Home

I am surprised it took so long..In my profession, IT, ALL of our systems are remote, and best security practice is to keep humans out of the Data Centers. I have been wondering, since March, where all of the $$ are going to go now that much of the brick and mortar, and other public infrastructures a...

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by bhill
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers
Replies: 69
Views: 5962

Re: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers

Name tag or ID badge...that's it. That is the ONLY way to stay out of societal issues. I am very progressive, but folks will get violent over the slightest things.

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by bhill
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 6877

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

I’m not a pro trumper... I don’t particularly like the guy. There are a lot of republicans I’d want president before trump. “Ever heard of instrument flight plans” -You are assuming they had a place to commit an instrument approach into and that the minimums were acceptable for the approach. You do...

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by bhill
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian SU27 buzzes the BUFF over the Black Sea
Replies: 23
Views: 2041

Re: Russian SU27 buzzes the BUFF over the Black Sea

I've always partly suspected these intercept antics are somewhat informed by the scrambled pilot's being annoyed by the scramble/stress of a silly 'we are gonna push you to do something' type of near-overflight. No one becomes an F-15/Su-27 pilot hoping to go do boring 'intercepts' of B-52's/Tu-95'...

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by bhill
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Appeals court Keeps Flynn case alive.
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Appeals court Keeps Flynn case alive.

How bizarre. Would you all support a trial judge in some run of the mill criminal case defying the orders of the state to drop the prosecution? Judges are supposed to be impartial. We have gradually taken power from them and for good reason. Note that a judge is not allowed to impose a death senten...

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by bhill
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speed limit observance psychology
Replies: 42
Views: 1473

Re: Speed limit observance psychology

I have wondered why when I was young, the speed limit on Interstates was 70mph until the oil embargo brought them to 55mph...and now that we are purported to be an EXPORTER of oil it is 60mph in most places...what happened to the last 10MPH? I was amazed when I drove from Washington State to Kentuck...

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by bhill
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's permanent payroll tax cuts will deplete SS funds by 2023
Replies: 43
Views: 2179

Re: Trump's permanent payroll tax cuts will deplete SS funds by 2023

the rich don't care, they have money in the bank they don't need social security, I am so sick of stupid lower and middleclass not sticking up for themselves. We all pay a lot in taxes, but not the rich. I will never understand it, just like i will never understand why there are Queens and Kings, h...

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