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by bhill
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 293
Views: 13489

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

4. Prohibition of food/water assistance to people waiting in line. This is just nuts - unless the state will massively expand voting hours or drop box locations, long lines like we saw last year will return. Ridiculous and inhumane. The law notes that election workers can set up water tables. What ...

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by bhill
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Planning a Large Party at Mar-A-Largo for New Year's
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: Trump Planning a Large Party at Mar-A-Largo for New Year's

Did the guests pay for the "invite?"

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by bhill
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-200 No Flaps Takeoff
Replies: 21
Views: 5294

Re: 767-200 No Flaps Takeoff

I think the flap setting such as this would depend on the conveyor belt velocity...................................................

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by bhill
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US cyber attacks
Replies: 45
Views: 2769

Re: US cyber attacks

You would or should not know that we were, that is the sign of an desired execution of the plan. And with trump saying publicly he believes the Russians over his own intelligence agencies..are we surprised???

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by bhill
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 14135

Re: Lion Air Boeing 737 skids off runway in Indonesia

Cannot blame MCAS for this one...what other system can they blame, other than the one in their skulls?

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by bhill
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The smell of flying!
Replies: 19
Views: 3102

Re: The smell of flying!

Burning jet fuel and coffee....as your board your flight in the jetway...

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by bhill
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens Defense Funding Bill Veto Over Section 230 Tech Liability Shield
Replies: 23
Views: 1780

Re: Trump Threatens Defense Funding Bill Veto Over Section 230 Tech Liability Shield

Yeahhh...lets screw with Service members' pay...reaaal smart GOP..

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by bhill
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US no longer a member of Military Open Skies treaty
Replies: 60
Views: 8815

Re: US no longer a member of Military Open Skies treaty

Well, there are much newer airframes than 707's out there that could be quickly refitted...hell, they are putting torpedoes on a 737 now, a few camera ports should be a breeze...

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by bhill
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: XB-70 variant proposals; including a tanker
Replies: 19
Views: 2396

Re: XB-70 variant proposals; including a tanker

There is no stealth at Mach 3....either the heat signature from the exhaust or the glowing of the leading edges would give you away, or the sonic boom would....

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by bhill
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Il-86 Performance
Replies: 54
Views: 9711

Re: Il-86 Performance

I wonder if a conveyor belt.............................................................................

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by bhill
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices
Replies: 43
Views: 2317

Re: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices

Interesting article on prescription health prices( I assume from a health care lobby). https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20201123.804451/full/ Lots of nuggets in there ,but let's look at this one. Despite accounting for 90 percent of 5.8 billion U.S. outpatient prescriptions in 2018, ge...

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by bhill
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices
Replies: 43
Views: 2317

Re: Trump announces regulation to lower prescription drug prices

https://www.newsweek.com/big-pharma-joe-biden-fix-drug-pricing-1534809 Precisely why Big Pharma donated $5.9M to Biden campaign. They need to force the US middle class to pay higher taxes to support Medicare so Big Pharma's can suffer from exorbitant profit. Obviously a terrible situation for Big P...

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by bhill
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Philadelphia Four Seasons
Replies: 18
Views: 2256

Re: The Philadelphia Four Seasons

as if there were not enough dildoes on Trumps staff already...

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by bhill
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1521
Views: 92136

Re: Pfizer - BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine candidate shows potentially promising results from an ongoing Phase 1/2 Trial

This is great news. From the article "While the manufacturer has not given a specific release date, Dormitzer assured ABC News Pfizer is "currently on track" to meet the goal of producing 100 million doses by the end of the year and another 1.2 billion doses in 2021. "The goal t...

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by bhill
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1521
Views: 92136

Re: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Doc, can too cold of temp destroy this mRNA vaccine? I ask because most hospitals do have some cryo ability now...LOX and Nitrogen thos big tanks outside....if there was some way to use the gasses they have on site to keep the vaccine frozen, it may mitigate the issues of having to ship specially de...

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by bhill
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network
Replies: 33
Views: 7776

Re: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network

Thanks, now that song is stuck in my head....

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by bhill
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?
Replies: 133
Views: 7096

Re: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?

Wow...everyone is painting the Founders as suuuper smart marble shitting men...1) Most of the smaller States did not want to get steam rolled by the larger geographic sized States and 2) They did not want the dirty, unwashed, non land owning mob masses to decide. Remember, these were Classically Edu...

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by bhill
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6069

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

I'm old enough to remember Civics class as required. Took it in seventh grade, and when I changed to another school system in another state in 10th grade (only five miles away) - I had to take it again. 11th grade American History was also interesting because the first two months in 1968 were the l...

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by bhill
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6069

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

Counting will continue. Mind you, NOTHING is official until EACH State CERTIFIES their votes. And some will not happen till December 1.

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by bhill
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye
Replies: 117
Views: 5483

Re: Rock Legend Gene Simmons Kisses His California Estate And High Taxes Goodbye

[. Again, I know this because I’ve held jobs in two states simultaneously. Talk to a professional athlete. Take baseball for instance, they have to pay pro-rated income tax to every state they play in. Talk about a nightmare..no wonder they all have agents and accountants. Yup. And they are obliged...

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by bhill
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas GOP wants court to throw out at least 127K Harris county drive thruballots - Can it actually be done?
Replies: 57
Views: 2957

Re: Texas GOP wants court to throw out at least 127K Harris county drive thruballots - Can it actually be done?

He then says 'The plaintiffs also argue it violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, in that the county is adopting a manner of voting that has not been adopted by other Texas counties'. ...when did equal protection ever matter in US elections? :rotfl: And how do the plaintiffs ev...

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by bhill
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Building Railroad vs Building Highways
Replies: 35
Views: 2047

Re: Building Railroad vs Building Highways

President/General Eisenhower could have asked Congress to plan the Interstate Highway System with rail lines alongside. But, he didn't. I guess General Motors preferred that over a National Efficient Passenger Rail System... Pretty sure the General was thinking LANDING STRIPS and not choo choos at ...

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by bhill
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 15546

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: 279
Views: 15546

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: 109
Views: 5099

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: 50
Views: 2851

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: 49
Views: 2259

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: 50
Views: 2851

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: 49
Views: 2259

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: 50
Views: 3717

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: 103
Views: 9928

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: 50
Views: 3717

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: 1910

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: 163
Views: 7812

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: 50
Views: 3717

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: 50
Views: 3717

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: 163
Views: 7812

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: 1408

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: 2412

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: 959

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: 2870

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: 2095

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: 5022

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: 3301

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: 2838

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: 12577

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: 2838

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: 2045

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: 5713

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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