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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 994
Views: 157125

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

MLIAA wrote:
Flew past the departure end of 10L today, a mass of jetbridges is being fitted off the East end of T5 (a la pre-expansion AUS style). Is anyone in the know of who is moving over there first? Delta? Spirit?

Do you know if the 380-capable bridge will be replaced?

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

Every State is in this situation. This isn't one state's finances. All the states are here due to Covid. Your state (my former state) was headed for serious problems before C-19. The problem I have is that I will have to help pay for its inevitable federal bailout (over and above its C-19 related c...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

Fortunately, blindness to the truth is not a physical affliction. Its government has made California unsustainable, and cracks in the foundation are already beginning to appear. “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” ― George Or...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

You seem to not understand that State spending comes from Tax Revenue. When people aren't working, Taxes aren't coming in, but the public services must go out. It is an issue within the Right Wing that math and economic skills are discouraged where Money is involved within Government. The unions ar...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

casinterest wrote:

This isn't because the state has too much money. Quite the opposite.

Too much money held by the individual, not the state.

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

People in California and those arriving will offset the effect of those leaving. it is as it has been and always will be. The only reason for big moves would be if towns lose businesses and go bankrupt. The housing prices and relative wages in California will always replace those that leave . Fortu...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

I thought Republicans were all about capitalism? Now it looks like they are against it. This thread has strayed from its original topic. I am against the confiscation of money (on which taxes have been paid) because the state, in this case at the behest of public employee unions, thinks there is to...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

Yes I do deny it. California as an economy creates jobs, and keeps low unemployment. Those that are leaving the state, are either not profitable enough in their job to continue to survive in the highly competitive environment,got a job transfer, or they are retiring. So, to be clear, you believe mo...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

You people are a trip - suddenly considering the Daily Mail to be a reputable source? LOL The Daily Mail is as extreme in one direction as the NYT/WaPo et al. are on the other. The former expands reality, the latter often simply ignore it and hope readers won't know any better (which apparently wor...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4618

Re: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

XRadar98 wrote:

As a side note, many folks here on ANet would be surprised at the close ties Alaska and Hawaii have. They really have a lot in common.

Last two states to be admitted. Other than that I cannot think of what they have in common. Can you elaborate?

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

Oh wait, they are going to tax those who choose to live in a climate like the Overpopulated, yet climatology comfortable California coast vs those that choose to live in the frigid North Dakota, or Up state Snow bound NY ? You did study economics right? Republicans used to believe tin the free hand...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

Oh please tell us the primary cause of the ‘overpopulation’ - I can guess. And also please tell us who is going to volunteer to work in the fields when that problem is ‘solved’? Uh huh. ‘They’ have been in CA in some form or another since the late 1800s. Are more now needed in the fields than in th...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

Oh please tell us the primary cause of the ‘overpopulation’ - I can guess. And also please tell us who is going to volunteer to work in the fields when that problem is ‘solved’? Uh huh. ‘They’ have been in CA in some form or another since the late 1800s. Are more now needed in the fields than in th...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

Your YouTube video is trash right wing propaganda. Worthy of note is that California prevailed and convinced numerous courts, appeals courts and the US Supreme Court that Hyatt's move to Nevada was fraudulent and the California claim for taxes was upheld. https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sup...

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

unscheduled wrote:
Oh, those poor pitiful billionaires. My heart goes out to them so.

If they earned it legally they're entitled to it; if not, they should have been prosecuted. Nearly everyone leaving the state is not a billionaire, though. Are you also OK with them being so heavily taxed?

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4744

Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

The growing exodus is comprised of mostly the middle class and ‘mere’ millionaires, but California will get you whether you're coming or going. Its Franchise Tax Board goes after the 'excess' wealth of residents and even those who are no longer residents. Pending legislation will penalize billionair...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Airlines SVP of Sales Jake Cefolia Missing since August, search ongoing.
Replies: 25
Views: 13531

Re: United Airlines SVP of Sales Jake Cefolia Missing for approximately a week, search ongoing.

jakubz wrote:

There have been numerous reports over the years of cougars being spotted in that forest preserve.

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass riots in Chicago overnight
Replies: 41
Views: 2001

Re: Mass riots in Chicago overnight

Typical my side good, their side bad mentality. The underlying social issues causing this need to be addressed and it’s far more complex than your partisan blame game. "The underlying social issues causing this need to be addressed..." More SJW discussion? These issues need to be both add...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass riots in Chicago overnight
Replies: 41
Views: 2001

Re: Mass riots in Chicago overnight

42 Felony charges were brought by the city of Chicago against those arrested for looting, assault, property damage, attempted murder, and other crimes Sunday Evening. Out of hundreds, if not thousands, that occurred. It's all relative. And out of that 42 how many do you think were released on a or ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass riots in Chicago overnight
Replies: 41
Views: 2001

Re: Mass riots in Chicago overnight

Looks like a lot of misinformation and escalated tensions led to more protests and riots. It will need to be seen what happens going forward with the police and looters. This incident seems to be sparked initially by a police involved shooting earlier on Sunday. Reports are that some agitator was e...

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass riots in Chicago overnight
Replies: 41
Views: 2001

Re: Mass riots in Chicago overnight

Looks like a lot of misinformation and escalated tensions led to more protests and riots. It will need to be seen what happens going forward with the police and looters. This incident seems to be sparked initially by a police involved shooting earlier on Sunday. Police were called around 3:20 p.m. ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 72
Views: 3316

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

fortytwoeyes wrote:
FTMCPIUS wrote:
We find ways to not employ those who mutilate their body. I often wonder if they'll ever figure out the real reason for not getting the position.


I don't think I'd want to work for an employer who made me strip off my suit during the interview anyway.

Visible tats.

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 11898

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Like I say, it's a myth that blacks are inherently more criminal, so putting more cops in their neighborhood helps to reinforce the myth by padding the statistics. Then why are the vast majority of blacks asking for no reductions or for more policing in their neighborhoods -- to protect them from w...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Biden want to rollback tariffs against China afterall?
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: So Biden want to rollback tariffs against China afterall?

meecrob wrote:
As for "economic insanity," I'm guessing you missed the last recession. Those sub-prime loans were economic insanity. These tariffs are a dick waving contest.

I did not realize there is only one level of insanity.

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Biden want to rollback tariffs against China afterall?
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: So Biden want to rollback tariffs against China afterall?

So, we are better off not collecting tariffs even though China charges the US tariffs? How does that make sense? Tariffs - under more rational administrations - are negotiated between countries, not imposed arbitrarily due to personal pique. We tend to forget what "normalcy" is after bein...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 72
Views: 3316

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

We find ways to not employ those who mutilate their body. I often wonder if they'll ever figure out the real reason for not getting the position.

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 283
Views: 11898

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

These "protests" are not being covered AT ALL by the MSM, wonder why. Perhaps it doesn't fit the narrative? I was just speaking with one of my sisters, the very liberal one. When I mentioned the attempt to burn the occupied police station (and block the exits) she said it didn't happen. I...

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Biden want to rollback tariffs against China afterall?
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: So Biden want to rollback tariffs against China afterall?

Using tariffs - which, basically, are taxes the American taxpayers must pay to buy goods - to settle personal scores is not good public policy. Only a narcissistic, self-centered President, who regards the office as a means to his own ends, would try that. Of course, we all know who that is... ;) S...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police

'Over 80 percent of black Americans want the police to spend as much or more time in their neighborhoods.' I read this with interest, and think it deserves a separate thread. Based on virtually everything printed and broadcast on the subject, I thought just the opposite was the reality. If this poll...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?
Replies: 20
Views: 5459

Re: July 17th: Deadliest Date in Aviation History?

The Safest Date in Aviation history? Feb 29. I can’t think of a single major airline accident that occurred on this day. For my snowflake safety self...I make it a point to never fly on the 367th day of the year. (; It’s just plane bad luck and next to impossible to get a great seat that day anyway...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5906

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

NIKV69 wrote:
FTMCPIUS wrote:



If Trump wan't involved she will receive maximum security (much more so than Epstein). If he was involved, she's a goner.


Sub Clinton for Trump above and it's a bit more accurate.

With both Clinton AND Trump it will be absolutely accurate.

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by FTMCPIUS
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5906

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

casinterest wrote:
So not let William Barr visit here without cameras :)


Don't forget to add Donald Trump to the list.

If Trump wan't involved she will receive maximum security (much more so than Epstein). If he was involved, she's a goner.

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 117070

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

After 49 minutes of flight they descended down to 600 meters only after some steep turn maneuvering. Hope this was intended to be this way. I assume it was planned since, according to Jon Ostrower, the FAA says the test flights are complete: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/127844042835909018...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 117070

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Are there any test flights planned for today? It looks like all the flights yesterday lasted longer than originally filed. Is it possible that all testing objectives have been accomplished yesterday? Unless there is a different flight number, nothing is showing up under BOE701. They might be waitin...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3793

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

whisperjet727 wrote:
I never understood the fascination with Americans naming airports after people. Isn’t Atlanta’s airport now officially named after three people while everyone just calls it Atlanta.

Bill and Hillary Clinton International Airport :lol:

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 994
Views: 157125

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I would suggest a seasonal ORD-SUE, at 200mi it fits the bill for 4B! Door County has a large seasonal inhabitant population from all over, heavy summer tourism and a bit of industry in Sturgeon Bay itself (shipbuilding & ship maintenance). ... Yes, there would be a better airport in Michigan t...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Sears Tower in Chicago
Replies: 23
Views: 1498

Re: The Sears Tower in Chicago

It will be above the new entrance on Jackson St. The new Skydeck entrance will have restaurants and shops, and above it all will be an outdoor garden area accessible from the 4th floor. Google Maps has at least updated the image of the building with construction images, and I think the street views...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 2090

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Birdwatching wrote:
Sorry for going off topic here, but can anybody confirm for how much longer Northwest will operate the DC9?

About as long as it will take Boeing to make new 757 tooling. :lol:

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 59045

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

bennett123 wrote:
If these allegations stand up, I do not see the MAX back in service this year.

Particularly a problem for large, all B737 operators like WN and FR.

What is FR?

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun May 31, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 36042

Re: Another day another police killing

This is probably the best commentary on the George Floyd protests. It is by former NBA star and respected author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/op-ed-kareem-abdul-jabbar-dont-understand-the-protests-what-youre-seeing-is-people-pushed-to-the-edge/ar-BB14P2gH?li=BBnb7Kz&a...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed May 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2886

Re: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

Aaron747 wrote:
UnMAXed wrote:
Requiring ID in order to vote is regressive and inconceivable but requiring it in order to eat pancakes is progressive and reasonable!


Partisan shilling absent of scientific public health context masquerading as red herring.

You have not demanded that UnMAXed provide a link. :confused:

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by FTMCPIUS
Tue May 12, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX 1983
Replies: 1
Views: 503

CX 1983

Can anyone suggest how I would be able to access a CX flight schedule for the period May, 1983? I have tried Departing Flights and several other sites without success.

Thank you

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by FTMCPIUS
Fri May 08, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Flynn charges dropped
Replies: 68
Views: 2300

Re: Free at last, free at last - the Michael Flynn edition

I am not a fan of this administration but it became obvious the past couple of weeks that Flynn was setup by the FBI. . how exactly did they make him not disclose his lobbing activity for Turkey? Basically Flynn pled guilty to a 'process' crime, basically lying under oath, not of a direct criminal ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu May 07, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Salon owner Shelley Luther released from jail
Replies: 54
Views: 2149

Re: Texas Salon owner Shelley Luther released from jail

I wonder if there are any misdemeanors I can get Texas politicians to cover my ass for? Amazing how thoroughly committed to "law and order" these people are. Almost as if that phrase has some kind of double meaning since the Civil Rights movement... She told the judge she was ‘just trying...

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by FTMCPIUS
Thu May 07, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Flynn charges dropped
Replies: 68
Views: 2300

Re: Free at last, free at last - the Michael Flynn edition

There was no way Comey, Clapper, Brennan, et al. could proceed with their plans to get Trump removed from the White House while Flynn was the National Security Advisor. They knew they couldn’t get much past him, so they had to create circumstances that would give Trump no choice but to let Flynn res...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed May 06, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3848

Re: Should November election be canceled?

See the Carter/Baker Commission on Elections which stated “vote by mail” was an opening to fraud. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commission_on_Federal_Election_Reform I think the Republicans fear vote by mail because they cannot control the vote by closing voting places, moving them and all out supp...

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by FTMCPIUS
Wed May 06, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3848

Re: Should November election be canceled?

Eiszeit wrote:
To my unserstanding there is no vote by mail system in the US, could someone explaine to me why?

Apparently, you haven't ever lived in Illinois. ;)

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 18422

Re: Biden's follies

Yes. Yes it does. Republicans DEMANDED Kavanaugh be found innocent and there was no basis because the evidence was paper thin. Just like this accusation. There was some call in show who said something about a Senator. So? Which one? There are 100 Senators. There were 100 Senators in 1993. Prove it ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 18422

Re: Biden's follies

Why do Democrats need to replace Biden? Because he is an old man who may or may not have done something sexual with a woman not his wife? That seems to be Republicans' only objection. That has nothing to do with it. It has to do with the me too movement and Kavanaugh. Yes. Yes it does. Republicans ...

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by FTMCPIUS
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 69151

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Georgia will be an interesting test of the opening. We will see how it goes in a week or two. Yes, its going to be a terrible disappointment to many in the MSM and those who wish to keep the lockdowns, when they see that nothing changed, that's what all of us should hope for, if we truly care about...

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