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by Dogman
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14686

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

Couldn't say better myself. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fpreview.redd.it%2F3m4dpx4rpwg61.png%3Fauto%3Dwebp%26s%3Dedd5fb657d3dc6aeae31968aa0ba0f2f39fee43f&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2FPoliticalHumor%2Fcomments%2Flhtpdi%2Finnocent_or_guilty%2F&tbnid=B7Df9N...

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by Dogman
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Česká zbrojovka Group (CZG) is buying Colt
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Česká zbrojovka Group (CZG) is buying Colt

Well, it looks like Colt decided not to go through another bankruptcy and will be sold out. I am glad that it is CZ who buys them. CZ is making great handguns, I've got two of them. It would be interesting to see what CZ is going to do with Colt. I've just checked Colt's web page and they are essen...

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by Dogman
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Česká zbrojovka Group (CZG) is buying Colt
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Česká zbrojovka Group (CZG) is buying Colt

Well, it looks like Colt decided not to go through another bankruptcy and will be sold out. I am glad that it is CZ who buys them. CZ is making great handguns, I've got two of them. It would be interesting to see what CZ is going to do with Colt. I've just checked Colt's web page and they are essent...

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by Dogman
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 56
Views: 4384

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJwJ11- ... tw&index=2
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Coldplay - Clocks
Deep Purple - Highway Star
Mike Oldfield - Top of The Morning
Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
Billy Joel - Piano Man
Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah
and this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJwJ11- ... tw&index=2

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by Dogman
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 974
Views: 50031

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

bennett123 wrote:
Two questions;

1. Who is the guy with the axe?.

2. What are security doing?.



1. A real estate agent.
2. Drowned.

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by Dogman
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 974
Views: 50031

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9FGRkqUdf8
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Is that the same Ben Shapiro who said that the ocean level will rise everywhere, and the owners of the houses that will get flooded, will just sell them and move elsewhere? I am not sure that he is a liar, maybe he is just not playing with a full deck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9FGRkqUdf8

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by Dogman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close Seattle R&D center
Replies: 105
Views: 12146

Re: Boeing to close Seattle R&D center

Noshow wrote:
I perfectly understand that they want to develop both coasts and maybe have competition between sites like other people have (...)


Like Eddie Lampert at Sears?

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by Dogman
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2029

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

Hi. I'm planning a motorcycle trip next summer through Eastern Europe. I'll be flying into Frankfurt (shipping my motorbike from Canada) and from there, I want to ride via Czechia, Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine, eventually going to Moscow, then back to Ukraine and finishing up in Romania. Can you cr...

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by Dogman
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 100822

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

there are others who disagree with making such progress. Whether this is a good idea or not there are such kind of people holding such position. And they're currently represented by the GOP. Scientists started to look closely at why politicians like Trump have such an appeal to certain population g...

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by Dogman
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7009

Re: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden

Obama tried that. It was called TTIP. And Europe rejected it. Obama also lead the TPP in Asian Pacific area. But not just Trump, Hillary also rejected the treaty when she was campaigning. And now we haven't heard anything from Biden about it. TTIP negotiations were stopped by Trump in 2018, and aft...

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by Dogman
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7009

Re: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden

Obama tried that. It was called TTIP. And Europe rejected it. Obama also lead the TPP in Asian Pacific area. But not just Trump, Hillary also rejected the treaty when she was campaigning. And now we haven't heard anything from Biden about it. TTIP negotiations were stopped by Trump in 2018, and aft...

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by Dogman
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7009

Re: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden

I thought this was interesting. Many people fear a "return to normal" that involves collaborating with an aggressive, even "predatory" China. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/30/world/asia/biden-trump-china-asia.html My own thought is, you can't go back. The world's relationship ...

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by Dogman
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO a life after "Brain death"
Replies: 28
Views: 1690

Re: NATO a life after "Brain death"

My older Russian friend, a physicist, dislikes Putin, but he says everybody knows that Crimea was basically Russian, it was not really "Ukrainian." It was just accidentally carved into Ukraine on a map. This doesn't justify how the annexation was done, but instead it applies to the discus...

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by Dogman
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO a life after "Brain death"
Replies: 28
Views: 1690

Re: NATO a life after "Brain death"

I believe the prime minister of Ukraine was elected. The demonstrators were free to vote whomever they want at the next elections. In a democracy one sometimes has to wait. What should Trump supporters do next year if they don't like Biden's policy? Should they become freedom fighters? I was arguin...

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by Dogman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7009

Re: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden

China must be ecstatic. Spread a disease, buy up the debt, steal more jobs. Lovely. Why do you say “steal more jobs”? China did not steal any jobs. All the jobs were transferred there by the profit hungry corporatists, who do not care about their own country long term wellbeing. Would you refuse if...

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by Dogman
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4113

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

But if you immigrated to Korea, Korean people started to laugh at you for not eating dog meat, or they actually killed your dog and ate it, how would you react? My (hypothetical) dog is my property, if it gets killed there is the Korean police/courts to sort it out. This does not give me an excuse ...

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by Dogman
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 163
Views: 7777

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

Why would they be acting against their own self-interest by supporting restrictive gun laws and buying guns? Why the sudden increase in previously uninterested people buying guns? Yes, the percentage of gun owners is among the lowest in the US, but rapidly changing. BTW, I don’t take this sudden in...

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by Dogman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:43 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: 7777

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

No, that blue staters who “profess” strong gun controls, in reality don’t like them AND are purchasing guns in large numbers despite their stated opposition to firearms ownership. Polls are meaningless when people’s answers are contradicted by their actions, I don’t care about what they say, but wh...

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by Dogman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:11 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: 7777

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

I live in very blue state, one with huge and stupid gun laws. Guess what, gun sales to new gun owners is up 83% YOY. I’ve probably talked to a dozen new shooters who spout lots of support for gun restrictions then cannot understand the state laws and think they’re too restrictive, what’s up with th...

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by Dogman
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 165215

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Well, that means that they are not very well informed, doesn’t it?

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by Dogman
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 165215

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

A101 wrote:
Dogman wrote:
A101 wrote:

A WA is not a prerequisite of leaving the EU


It is a prerequisite of getting a FTA, though. In this particular case.


That is a decision by Brussels not part of the process of A50


So? What’s wrong with that?

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by Dogman
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 165215

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

A101 wrote:

A WA is not a prerequisite of leaving the EU


It is a prerequisite of getting a FTA, though. In this particular case.

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by Dogman
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 165215

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

[quote="A101"][/quote] That's kind of my point. The FTA negotiations cannot be started if Article 50 is not triggered, and most likely cannot be finished before the 2 years period expires. So, why bother starting them before the WA is done? The EU decided to take it one thing at a time, to...

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by Dogman
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 165215

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Sorry but what stops the terms of the WA and an FTA being defined at the same time? WA gets signed off and immediately after the remaning EU menbers sign off the UK-EU FTA. It is ludicrous to be negotiating these two issues sequentially when they could be done together. You introduce avoidable unce...

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by Dogman
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 6777

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

If one is at home and hears or sees what appears to be an armed intruder, then it's reasonable to protect oneself. Likewise, if an officer comes under fire, it's reasonable to return fire. No, it's not reasonable to return fire if you do not see whom are you shooting at. Especially if there is a hi...

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by Dogman
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 165215

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I have to say that in my view the EU is in part responsible for this mess. The EU refused to talk about an FTA at the same time as the WA, didn't it? All this mess would have been avoided if an FTA and the WA had been concluded at the same time. The EU insistence on the WA and an FTA being conclude...

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by Dogman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 1993

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

... Placing their people in every government job they could. In a short period of time they manage to unite against themselves almost everyone who was not from those two Eastern regions. Even in Crimea they did not like them, although still voted for them. ...You can look at Belarus and Russia to s...

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by Dogman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 1993

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

Oh, you just believe that Ukraine was an engineered regime change? How much do you know about what was going on there? And poor Russia, it just had to react. It could not just let its former colony to do as they want, right? I wasn't there, so I know very little, just like most of us. An elected pr...

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by Dogman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 1993

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

2020 is not 1938. How true. When do you adjust your argument? Under Jelzin Russia was on its knees, preoccupied with its economic free fall. It was only far-sighted to use this window of opportunity to seek security guarantees in NATO, before Russia returns to its usual bellicose self. What's your ...

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by Dogman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO
Replies: 137
Views: 6376

Re: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO

I'd rather take the chances, thank you. China probably wants to keep selling stuff to France though. Europe is strong enough for our military needs. Whatever can be improved it will have to be within the current budget. And a polite decline is the right answer. Haven’t read European history over th...

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by Dogman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 1993

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

Sigh... You guys have no clue what are you talking about. It is impossible for a normal person to understand Russia and its actions. I grew up in the USSR, and at this point I've resign to a fact that Europeans will never get it. Why would Russia need a Marshall plan? They got plenty of money from ...

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by Dogman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 1993

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

Surely the notion that the former USSR, now Russia, could go from state control of everything to what amounted to an overnight free for all, where former regime members easily became oligarchs ripping up the economic and social fabric to build huge, often criminal empires, was crazy. 'Economic Shoc...

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by Dogman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 1993

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

Sigh... You guys have no clue what are you talking about. It is impossible for a normal person to understand Russia and its actions. I grew up in the USSR, and at this point I've resign to a fact that Europeans will never get it. Why would Russia need a Marshall plan? They got plenty of money from ...

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by Dogman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 116599

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

I am not a pilot, so I apologize if my question is a bit silly. If you have only two AOA sensors, and you suspect that one of them is malfunctioning, couldn't you just point the nose of the plane up and down and see which sensor changes its output accordingly to the pilot's actions? It's an interes...

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by Dogman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 116599

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

I am not a pilot, so I apologize if my question is a bit silly. If you have only two AOA sensors, and you suspect that one of them is malfunctioning, couldn't you just point the nose of the plane up and down and see which sensor changes its output accordingly to the pilot's actions?

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by Dogman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 1993

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

Sigh... You guys have no clue what are you talking about. It is impossible for a normal person to understand Russia and its actions. I grew up in the USSR, and at this point I've resign to a fact that Europeans will never get it. Why would Russia need a Marshall plan? They got plenty of money from o...

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by Dogman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 165215

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

When you thought things could not get worse. With the adoption of this bill, we are back before the Withdraw agreement. So I guess von der Leyen will suspent negotiations until this bill is adopted or defeated in the House. It is utterly pointless to continue negotiations with this bill in the twil...

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by Dogman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 165215

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I've read an article about Brexit on BBC this morning. As usual I skimmed the first paragraph, but this time it felt like something is wrong. I've read it again, and then I've realized what it was: the first three words were "Lord Frost says..". Lol, I guess Batman was not available, so th...

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by Dogman
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO
Replies: 137
Views: 6376

Re: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO

Why on earth anyone should do anything just to show something to Tramp? 2% spending on defense has been collectively agreed by NATO members before Trump even took office. Cool, when can the US expect that wire transfer? A wire transfer? The agreement was that the other NATO countries will spend mor...

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by Dogman
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO
Replies: 137
Views: 6376

Re: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO

LCDFlight wrote:
Maybe Europe should pay its fair share into military NATO. It will mean sharply increasing taxes and/or reducing benefits in Europe.

Why not start immediately? Show Trump that he was wrong.


Why on earth anyone should do anything just to show something to Tramp?

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by Dogman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 49382

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

A part of me wants Trump to win. The illness has to run its course if the body to develop an immunity to it.

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by Dogman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 49382

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

https://apple.news/A4v19G2UbS72yKwzvG4broQ
If you do not have Apple News the original article is from The Guardian.
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Michal Moor also predicted that Trump will win in 2016. He thinks that he is on the way to repeat it: https://apple.news/A4v19G2UbS72yKwzvG4broQ
If you do not have Apple News the original article is from The Guardian.

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by Dogman
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 49382

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Actually, the polls in 2016 were correct. About a month before the election date they were putting Hillary ~2% ahead. And that's approximately by how much she won the popular vote. To me it looks like Tramp's presidency is following the arc of his other business endeavors. People who've heard his na...

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by Dogman
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden Has Decided on his VP
Replies: 110
Views: 5069

Re: Biden Has Decided on his VP

So, I guess Biden's VP candidate and Pence are not going to have one on one meetings.

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by Dogman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 92
Views: 4225

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

The way I see it, abolishing of the death penalty is not for the benefit of the convicted, but for the rest of the society. It simply tries to establish the idea that killing people is wrong, no matter what. It is hard to argue this point when the government itself is engaged in killing. You may sa...

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by Dogman
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 92
Views: 4225

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

The way I see it, abolishing of the death penalty is not for the benefit of the convicted, but for the rest of the society. It simply tries to establish the idea that killing people is wrong, no matter what. It is hard to argue this point when the government itself is engaged in killing. You may say...

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by Dogman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Possible) Assassination Attempt Against Trudeau
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: (Possible) Assassination Attempt Against Trudeau

StarAC17 wrote:
Covid19 is accelerating in the US (not sure how bad in DC but many of Trump's people have got it) and he runs the risk of contracting it himself.


Wasn't his wife already infected with the virus? I seem to remember that he did quarantine with her at home because of that.

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by Dogman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Personal cloud storage
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Personal cloud storage

I'm thinking about getting a personal cloud so that I can have a single place of file storage and not be forking cash over to different companies for space that may be unused, not to mention the privacy of the items (not have to worry about hacks getting account information and stealing items). Doe...

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by Dogman
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 58885

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

SEPilot wrote:
One of my life maxims is that government, by its very nature, is fundamentally incapable of competence. And it certainly applies here.


How sad for you. Although in this case you are right. But then again, you get what you pay for.

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by Dogman
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4935

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

I am really surprised that even on this forum, where people are usually well informed, I still read things like "I hate Trump, but he is right on China". In fact, Trump made it easier for Xi Jinping to act this way. That Xi's autocratic tendencies are going to be a problem was recognized l...

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