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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

What is it with European airlines and striking every other day?

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension

Thin blue line of treason strikes again.

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 112372

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Is N501AA almost done? It didn't do any flying on the 18th, did one flight yesterday and one today.

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1943

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

I don't think any of us can all agree on the top 10 biggest failures in commericial aviation, but here are the first 10 that come to mind for me in no particular order: 1. Ilyushin il-96 - Nobody wants the things 2. Sukhoi Superjet 100 - Most airlines that operate these hate them and don't want the...

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by Super80Fan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 164
Views: 20396

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I find it hard to defend airlines these days but this traveler did many things wrong: 1. Booked third party. When things go right it's fine. When things go wrong it just complicates matters, as you now have to deal with two parties instead of just the airline. 2. Booking with no wiggle room. Many pe...

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8119

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

JohnAudiR18 wrote:
Why can’t we go back to the day of wearing suits and ties/business attire for flights?


We can just as soon as the airlines go back to 34'' minimum pitch in Y, get rid of the fees, and bring back free hot meals in all classes to most flights and cold meals on all flights.

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8119

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

DL747400 wrote:
usxguy wrote:
was she a non-rev?


Get out of my head !!!!! I was think the SAME THING. I'd bet she was a nonrev.


Wondering the same thing, and nobody has answered so far. I do not think she was a nonrev but it is entirely possible she was traveling with a buddy pass.

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carolinas Aviation Museum closes today until 2022.
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: Carolinas Aviation Museum closes today until 2022.

Do they actually have a new location nailed down or is it all storage until further notice. Btw couple of historically significant aircraft, Sully’s A320 and the Eastern DC-7B. I think unfortunately it's going to be in storage until further notice. What a shame. Least they can do is put the A320 so...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8749

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

By January 2020 Boeing will have at least 400 built 737's lying around, so about $50bn of stock, is continuing production sustainable? Is laying off 6000 workers and being forced to pay Federally mandated WARN penalties an option either? Imagine if you were a assembly worker who did nothing to caus...

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3541

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

There is no reason to go to Saudi Arabia besides the religious stuff, and since they forbid non-Muslims from going anywhere near them there is not going to be tourism there.

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 130
Views: 4704

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Good for him. As a good friend of two individuals, both male & female accused wrongly of sexual assault they never committed, I can say better safe than sorry. As soon as "sexual assault" or "rape" is brought up, the court of public opinion immediately delivers a guilty verdi...

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado
Replies: 17
Views: 1311

Re: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado

I am fine with them defacing the "Blue Line of Treason" flag, but it's kind of funny/racist/ignorant of them to replace the US flag with the Mexican flag considering the majority of the people being held in those facilities are not even Mexican or from Mexico.

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13522

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

It's 2019 and people still voluntarily smoke?

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 82
Views: 5206

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 Super80Fan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 82
Views: 5206

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

It's a joke, but of course you Boomers wouldn't get it.

Anyway, I'd set up a lawn chair nearby just to watch the idiots who do think it's real actually attempt it.

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 4944

Re: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?

B6's performance has never been good. I liken it to the fact they have a HIGH, HIGH fleet utilization rate, operate from some congested/weather heavy markets, and poor management.

DAB was a pretty well run station as they quickly turned the plane around.

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5534

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

Really depends on the context. If I got the flight for free? Definitely. If I paid $3000+ for the ticket? No. Also was he going to pay cash/internet transaction right then and there, or was he going to wait for a while and hope the guy forgot about it? What difference does how much you spend for th...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14842

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

it is a bitter pill to swallow and even if Boeing gets to address the MAX issues, it will persist still to get confidence back both from operators, flight operations and the public. It will take a long time and will be haunted by its past each time there will be glitches. Close to saying - Boeing w...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2442

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

Who is "we", the rest of the world, does like "that" sport and couldn't care less about American football, baseball and ice-hockey. "We" as in the USA. There is a reason we have many baseball, American football, basketball, and hockey teams but no "regular footbal...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 34
Views: 5714

Re: Passenger shaming

DarthLobster wrote:
Maybe if humans behaved like humans they would be treated like humans. Doing stupid crap in public warrants the negative spotlight, regardless of how much you paid to be there.


Agreed. Act like a human, get treated as a human. Act like something else, well...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 86
Views: 4801

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Don't know if I outright hate an aircraft type, but I hate how certain airlines configure certain aircraft types.

I'll probably fly on one one day, but the MAX 8 isn't in my favorite category at the moment for obvious reasons.

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2442

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

Does anyone really care about any of this? We don't even like that sport, we like baseball and American football. Who is "we", the rest of the world, does like "that" sport and couldn't care less about American football, baseball and ice-hockey. "We" as in the USA. The...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5534

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

Really depends on the context. If I got the flight for free? Definitely. If I paid $3000+ for the ticket? No. Also was he going to pay cash/internet transaction right then and there, or was he going to wait for a while and hope the guy forgot about it?

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup
Replies: 40
Views: 2442

Re: Trump supports Netherlands World Cup

Does anyone really care about any of this? We don't even like that sport, we like baseball and American football.

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2490

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

This is completely ridiculous but sounds typical of San Francisco.

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IND to IAH | First time on a CRJ-200 (Video and some pictures included)
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

Re: IND to IAH | First time on a CRJ-200 (Video and some pictures included)

Cool report. Agree it's weird to see the CRJ-200 on this route, especially since many of the United Express routes out of IAH are on ExpressJet ERJ-145's.

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4473

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

Most of those connected with Hollywood & rich executives, regardless of political affiliation, have had contact with Epstein and/or have had underage sex. It's revolting but such is the life of the rich & famous while we all fight for a loaf of bread.

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8732

Re: Antifa Violence

EstherLouise wrote:
Antifa is terrorist group. I thought that was common knowledge. Most are just hooligans with deadly weapons.


I thought so as well but the far left continues to surprise me daily, and not in a good way.

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by Super80Fan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Strategy to Avoid Equipment Changes
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Booking Strategy to Avoid Equipment Changes

Nothing of course is ever guaranteed, but usually if you book a month and a half to a month in advance the schedules/equipment are usually firm.

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by Super80Fan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?

Unfortunately I haven't flown on a "large" amount of a fleet, but I have flown on a "decent" amount of B6 A320's, WN 737-700's, DL MD88's, and PSA CR9's.

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by Super80Fan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11017

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

As someone who has non-rev benefits on Delta, this is just awful news because it devalues one of the benefits of working for an airline. Completely full flights = no chance in hell of getting a seat in any cabin.

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18944

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Siteuror

Yup, that's all that matters to companies in the US. As long as their stock & bottom line are doing fine, safety, employee well-being, customer well-being, and sustainability doesn't matter or can go out the window completely. So you think companies in other countries *aren't* focused on their ...

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8732

Re: Antifa Violence

My point is that we are stuck on this thread because Portland allowed a bunch of right wing nutcases to march, and because a fight broke out between aggressive members of the organizations ,the snowflakes on the right are crying about Antifa. If they were decent law abiding folks, the right wing wo...

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect
Replies: 42
Views: 1664

Re: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect

Why do you Dems want to hand Trump the election? The Dems need someone not afraind to speak their mind, not afraid to defend themselves/their views, and being a little more progressive. At this current point in time Biden is not showing any of that. Go for someone like Harris, Castro, Warren, or Boo...

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8732

Re: Antifa Violence

Why is Antifa important? Seriously? On a list of 1 million things, this might get ranked at the bottom 10 %. Because they protest against the Republican base. They are hated because they want EVERYONE to be free, not just white evangelicals. My point is that we are stuck on this thread because Port...

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8732

Re: Antifa Violence

Antifa = Against anyone who's views deter from theirs. I have a leftist friend (as in someone who voted twice for Obama, despises Bush & Trump, is gay, checks off all of the boxes on the list) who got physically attacked by Antifa in Boston because he dared to tell them to stop physically attac...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 135
Views: 8732

Re: Antifa Violence

Antifa = Against anyone who's views deter from theirs. I have a leftist friend (as in someone who voted twice for Obama, despises Bush & Trump, is gay, checks off all of the boxes on the list) who got physically attacked by Antifa in Boston because he dared to tell them to stop physically attack...

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 6519

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

As someone who works in corporate and talks with pilots and FA's on a daily basis over the phone, I can hardly understand what some of them are saying. Except when I say "Can you repeat that" or "I don't understand you" they start getting upset. Oh well. The ones that I interact ...

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18944

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Siteuror

Boeing is a company in crisis. I hate to say it but their survival as a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer is in jeopardy. The drip drip of bad news is killing them. Their stock price is doing ok. Therefore it is not that bad Yup, that's all that matters to companies in the US. As long as the...

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan
Replies: 26
Views: 1082

Re: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan

OK that makes sense, so no voting for Trump or Biden. Leaves a bunch of other decent candidates though.

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4725

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

Actually none of the Demo candidates will get my vote. When they had a show of hand about who would support giving my tax dollars for free medical to illegal aliens, I was just floored. All of the candidates raised their hands. Really? Illegal aliens from all over the planet are breaking our laws b...

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2073

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

I’m certain at some point you signed an contract for the college loan. You clearly are indebted and unwilling to pay, thus putting the government (that would be the taxpayers) on the hook to repay the bank or college issuing the debt. Pay up! I can’t believe someone would boast of being a dead beat...

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2073

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

The picture you've painted with a "nice paying job" just means you are unwilling to make the necessary cuts in your lifestyle to pay your debt - my money. You debt comes before your 401k and you may need to find less expensive living accommodations, but that is your burden, not your debto...

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Boeing 757 and 767 retriement schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

Re: AA Boeing 757 and 767 retriement schedule

We are entering boring aviation times lads. The days of aircraft diversity are gone.

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will AA ever get rid of the Basic Eco?
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: Will AA ever get rid of the Basic Eco?

Not until DUI Dougie leaves.

I just love having non-rev benefits, get something for free that the rest of you have to pay for!

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1797

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

Nope, almost did but it got swapped out to a regular -800.

So far I have flown on the -200, -300, -400, -500, -700, -800, and -900. Unfortunately there are no more chances to fly on the -100 and I still plan eventually to fly the MAX's along with the -600.

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2073

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

Oh I have a nice paying job, just don't have anything left after taxes, 401K, insurance, rent, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Paying the government back is last on my list of things to do. The picture you've painted with a "nice paying job" just means you are unwilling to make th...

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2073

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

As someone who has a TON of student loan debt and will have to start repaying in about 5 months (haha, like that's going to happen), I can't say I'm against this, but the entire system has to be fixed. There should be NO interest rate for government loans. Private loans are different, you chose to ...

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4725

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

Castro, Warren, Gabbard, and Booker were all pretty good. The rest were meh and De Blow Job is a disgrace as always, not even sure how they allow him to run.

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists
Replies: 114
Views: 5017

Re: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists

It is a hit job on Trump because of the timing. This story could have been told in 2002. It wasn't told before the 2016 election because everyone knew Hillary would win. Jesus Christ get off the cross we need the wood. Trump supporters are the whiniest perpetual victims on the planet. There was a d...

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