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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football - It's back!
Replies: 86
Views: 2720

Re: American Football - It's back!

Whoever created the term "Winning Ugly" had the Chicago Bears in mind.

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 9640

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

DLASFlyer wrote:
Phoenix is the fastest growing large metro in the nation.

AA knows the Phoenix area is pretty much maxed out for much further growth due to limited Colorado River supply.

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Televising the OJ Simpson Trial of the Century
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Televising the OJ Simpson Trial of the Century

Why was the OJ Simpson Trial of the Century in 1995 allowed to be televised, making it the first in history to do so. If I recall, televising the trial was an option. I think the decision was due to the crime being on the order of the Sharon Tate murder. It was so heinous that it was considered to ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2552

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

This actually made me laugh. Chris Cuomo lost his mind over a Trump supporter calling him "Fredo" a reference to the Godfather character. I watch Cuomo sometimes and he tries to be fair but you have no doubt he is very liberal as was his father and his brother current Governor of NY Andre...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden ill??
Replies: 61
Views: 3965

Re: Joe Biden ill??

seb146 wrote:
Everybody calm down. The Democratic National Convention is still nearly a year out....

Exactly. What harm can another 300-400 gaffes do? :roll:

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128437

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Are aerial photos of 9C-27C progress to-date available? Thanks.

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9587

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

Suspect has been identified as Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old Trump supporter from the Dallas area. He published a Facebook "manifesto" echoing the "send them home" rhetoric that has invigorated and shamelessly inflamed more of the far right over the past week. " The El Pas...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9587

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

I'm not changing the subject, but simply fast forwarding through all the BS to the endgame where, in the scenario I lay out, the Left will find very uncomfortable decision making to be made. No, it’s a changing of the subject and trying to put the focus on how bad leftists are when this massacre wa...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9587

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

I will state this as succinctly as possible: The Left can confiscate every firearm of every type whatsoever it believes exists from everyone it believes has one (or more) and mass shootings may decrease or, hopefully, even cease, but crime will continue...... I know that the main tried an true tact...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9587

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

OK, here you go: Complete Gun Control! I will state this as succinctly as possible: The Left can confiscate every firearm of every type whatsoever it believes exists from everyone it believes has one (or more) and mass shootings may decrease or, hopefully, even cease, but crime will continue to occu...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?
Replies: 54
Views: 2179

Re: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?

A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting? Do you really think that every piece of news makes it onto A.net threads? And as others have pointed out, these shootings are daily realities for us in the USA. Here's another one to add to the list from today at a Walmart: Shooting in M...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 5285

Re: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?

What makes it all worse is that the corruption is a known issue with lots of evidence but it never gets fixed and nobody has to answer for it. At one time there was a "right kind" of potential Republican party leadership that would have played it straight, but Chicago (aka Democratic) pol...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 5285

Re: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?

AIRTRANSAT767 wrote:
f I remember Chicago ORD was the airport or had more traffic !! In the world I can always be wrong

That was by accident. Chi just happened to be in the right place at the right time until ATL, and then LAX, passed it by. Definitely not a result of planning.

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 38
Views: 2032

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

johns624 wrote:
Title makes it sound like AT&T turned off programming because there was a fight on TV. Corporations don't have "brawls".

Merriam-Webster definition of brawl: "To quarrel or fight noisily." It doesn’t state this is specific only to persons, but I changed the title for you.

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 38
Views: 2032

AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

https://deadline.com/2019/07/cbs-blackout-directv-u-verse-att-contract-dispute-1202649633/#comments From the article: Many viewers (subscribers) are claiming AT&T’s actions are in violation of their contracts. AT&T claims CBS wants a sky-high rate/fee increase, over and above what it pays ot...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1409

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

I am in no way defending Pantaleo or being judgmental, but one thing about Garner's tragic death has always puzzled me. He said “I can’t breathe” several times. How could Garner say again and again he could not breathe if being choked so powerfully he suffocated? Air in the lungs is required to repe...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)

Multiple sources, and the ability to find patterns in the noise. Nothing is taken at face value when Opined on. Precisely what I do except that I include broadcasts. I have no time for broadcasts. they are usually slow and low on information. Next time you watch or listen to a broadcast, think abou...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)

Only people with poor critical thinking skills watch any of these networks for news. There is a reason Fox does well with the dementia age group. OK, so you prefer reading the news to develop your 'critical thinking.' How confident are you that the printed publications on which you rely are not att...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)

I want the old CNN Headline News back, with someone with the gravitas of a Bernard Shaw at the anchor desk, giving it to us straight without any editorializing or spin. Just. The. News. Remember when MSNBC was legit too? Yeah, those days are long gone. Anyone that has the time and attention span to...

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)

"There are very few people who are able to deliver a trustworthy broadcast without point of view," says CBS News president Susan Zirinsky. "That’s who we want to be.” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/norah-odonnell-takes-as-anchor-cbs-evening-news-1224220 Zirinsky dwells only on...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128437

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Actually Europe bound 777s and the KL 747 take off from 9R frequently. OMG! One more time -- look at my original post -- I asked about runway 9L-27R, not 9R-27L. Got it? :banghead: That's irrelevant and I wasn't responding to that... Here's exactly what you said: "I never said a 747 couldn't t...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14020

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Besides, as said many times before, your right to smoke ends where my nose begins. So does my "right" to peace and quiet end where your children begin? It was meant to be an absurd analogy by the way. Absurd it is. Like it or not, children in general are a necessity -- offensive smokers a...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14020

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I only see airside smoking areas when passing through Asia and some euro ports. I've never seen them back home in Australia. Smoking is a gross and dirty habit and whilst I support the right for people to smoke, it is a choice and no where should have to cater for the habit. Having children is also...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 83
Views: 6499

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I always found it funny how Americans think they live in the "land of the free" but there are huge stretches of landscape they are not allowed to walk into or even see. I'm glad I live in a country where in theory I can freely move everywhere, even if it's private property, with very few ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128437

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I answered your question in your original post, you didn’t think a 747 would take a short RWY. I advised there have been departures off of RWY 27R. I was all letting you know that large aircraft have taken other short RWYs as ORD like 22L which is 8079 or 9R which is 7967. I never said a 747 couldn...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 83
Views: 6499

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

T18 wrote:
So Flash mob at Area 51. Got it. Also are Flash Mobs still a thing in 2019?

The organizers should bring in some Chicago gang members as consultants. They have the flash mob thing down to a science. ;)

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128437

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

More has to do with security, you can keep planes on the south side moving while the north side is working AF 1 or AF 2. But 9R and 22L have both had B747 Dept and 22L even has had the A380 Dept. It is more efficient if they can take the shorter RWY for their direction of flight. If the pilot reque...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128437

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

As someone who works as an ATC at ORD it has been done, especially since RWY 14L/32R has been demolished and that was the go to for AF1 and AF2. Why would 747s have been directed to a 7,500' runway departure when AT LEAST ONE much longer runway was available. 747 can use 7,500' in many cases but it...

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128437

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Very rarely is it used for dept, the last ones I have seen have been Air Force 1 and 2. I think you have the wrong runway in mind. ATC doesn't put 747s on a 7,500 ft runway, especially when 10,000+ and 13,000 is available. As someone who works as an ATC at ORD it has been done, especially since RWY...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128437

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I’ve certainly never seen 9L/27R used for a departure, it’s just out of the way for anyone taking off. Arrivals only. Very rarely is it used for dept, the last ones I have seen have been Air Force 1 and 2. I think you have the wrong runway in mind. ATC doesn't put 747s on a 7,500 ft runway, especia...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128437

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The title of my previous post ("Question about 9L-27R") was deleted for some reason, and only the text was shown. Is it used only for landings?

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 792
Views: 128437

9L-27R question

Is it designated as arrivals-only, or is it just more efficient this way. If it's ever used for departures it must be on rare occasions. :?:

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: O.J. Simpson: going to "get even" via Twitter
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: O.J. Simpson: going to "get even" via Twitter

25 years later, the case of OJ Simpson and the murder of his ex-wife and Ron Goldman, the 'chase' (on June 17) and his trial is still controversial and a sad comment of how racism is still strong, of many Black persons hating the police, how money can buy 'justice'. I just wish he would just shut u...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387650

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing Says It’s Open to Changing the Name of Grounded 737 Max Jet https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-17/boeing-says-it-s-open-to-name-change-for-grounded-737-max-jet Fair use quote excerpt: Boeing Co. is open to dropping the “Max” branding for its latest 737 jetliner, depending on an ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: O.J. Simpson: going to "get even" via Twitter
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: O.J. Simpson: going to "get even" via Twitter

BN747 wrote:
This a story that will live in purgatory for those who know both sides...as in the 'media version (everyone)' and the 'street version' (in the know - locals).

BN747

Most of the media knew but couldn't ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3246

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Calm before the storm?

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hockey: St. Louis Blues Wins 2019 NHL Stanley Cup
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: Hockey: St. Louis Blues Wins 2019 NHL Stanley Cup

Celebrating the East Coast 'Blues' :lol:

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3246

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

DOJ already did it's corrupt job. Maybe you were asleep. Time for Congress to do the job asked by the Special Investigator. Apparently I was asleep, so I am in need of enlightenment. Please explain the DOJ's corrupt 'job'. Barr's "total exoneration" of individual number one. No where but ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3246

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Let's not forget the Republican party has been investigating both Bill and Hillary for decades and have, so far, only found that he lied about getting oral. Literally nothing else. But, yeah, she needs to be thrown in prison for absolutely nothing at all because she is Hillary. Compared to: But, bu...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3246

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

2016 "lock her up" 2019 "how dare they say they want to lock up a political opponent. They are getting to be like Hitler." It's the GOP. Nothing applies to Trump. They should rebrand as the hypocrite party. Let's not forget the Republican party has been investigating both Bill a...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3246

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

2016 "lock her up" 2019 "how dare they say they want to lock up a political opponent. They are getting to be like Hitler." This is how. Most in attendance knew HRC had committed ‘crimes.’ How did they know? They were outlined by James Comey in his infamous July, 2016 press confe...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3246

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

This is a strategic preemptive attack on the President by Democrats. All we have heard out of the right since 2016 is "FAKE NEWS!!!" and "but.. but.. but.. HILLARY'S EMAILS!!!!" and no actual policy. If you didn't care then, why care now? Besides, allowing Russia to take over ou...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3246

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

They know the IG and Barr investigations are going to uncover corruption the likes of which this nation has never seen. Who do you think is your audience for nonsense like this? Do you submit posts like this to Breitbart in hopes of winning a gold star? The 'audience' is the citizens of this countr...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1283

Re: More Americans Concerned About Fake News

No. Rachel Madcow is not the same as anyone else. Her misdirections and false lying narratives would make Satin himself blush in regards to truthful reporting. LOL! This is a fantastic post. I don’t necessarily disagree but Handjob Hannity is in the same sludgy pool of muck from which she sprang. I...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1283

Re: More Americans Concerned About Fake News

This entire spew of bs proves you didn't read what i wrote, or what was in the article. But if you really want to go on about Mueller, of read the document i posted in the other thread about how Barr mislead the American public about Mueller's report. Of course I read it (what you wrote/the article...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1283

Re: More Americans Concerned About Fake News

From the article: So everyone is concerned about Fake news. A greater share of Republicans are stupid enough to believe it is the Journalists fault that their politicians lie. Huh? It is a journalist’s responsibility to report the news thoroughly and without bias. People rely on journalists to be h...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1283

Re: More Americans Concerned About Fake News

From the article: Between the lines: While most Americans blame political leaders and activist groups for creating misinformation over journalists, most say "the news media" is the most responsible for fixing the problem. Republicans blame journalists more for the issue than Democrats, ac...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Americans Concerned About Fake News
Replies: 24
Views: 1283

More Americans Concerned About Fake News

https://www.axios.com/americans-fake-ne ... ab99c.html

More people than ever realizing they've been getting duped by most of the MSM for much, if not all, of their lives. :o
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Americans view fake news as a bigger problem than terrorism

https://www.axios.com/americans-fake-ne ... ab99c.html

More people than ever realizing they've been getting duped by most of the MSM for much, if not all, of their lives. :o

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