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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

We are still at war with Islam and drugs and Iraq and Afghanistan and poverty. Can we afford a war with Iran? Republicans will try to convince us we can. The neo-cons will actually there are democrats that want us to engage with Iran as well. I am sick of spilling American blood for regime change a...

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

You think an invasion of Iran would be just like the invasion of Panama?

Really?

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 173
Views: 26685

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Hmmm.... My personal conclusions is that the evidence fully supports intentional actions by someone very knowledgeable about the 777 and its systems. There is evidence that Pilot Zaharie was a person with problems in his life - and who had simulated a similar flight. I consider that a strong indica...

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Cats" Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: The "Cats" Trailer

But they absolutely didn't give a thought on how to bridge the gap between cat and human. If you would see the play you'd understand. There is a reason why it was sold out on Broadway and won so many awards. It may not be intuitive if you haven't seen it, but it "works". I suspect that lo...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

You really got me there! I don't know what your background My background is none of your concern, I have never represented myself as anything in this or any other internet forum; IMO it makes no sense to do that because in an internet forum, anyone can be anything, so why even enter into that kind ...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23155

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

windy95 wrote:
Those peace loving Iranians seized two British oil tankers today.

Seems to be retaliation for those peace loving British seizing an Iranian tanker.

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23155

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Iraq was actually a success by every metric well until Obama pulled out an the troops. Same with Vietnam. After the tet offensive the North had all but lost but the hate America left won the propaganda war. First off, it was Bush that ordered the withdrawl, but that's pretty insignificant as the Ir...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23155

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

They are smart. Uk let them into the game. They will not do anything against a us ship. Now uk sits with a few iran sailers an iran with some uk sailers. And I suspect there will be some serious political turmoil within Britain as the wisdom of getting involved in Trump's bitter little affair is qu...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

LOL. But's that's the point, there is no tooling cost. LOL you don't know much about manufacturing. Structurally efficient means you get a few more miles of range. You've confused "structural" with aerodynamic. And the F-35 has longer range and is faster while carrying a combat load than ...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

having some knowledge of the F-32 (2.0) wing design, I would say that the F-32 wing design would have been more structurally efficient than the F-35 wing design, only because Boeing has the propriety technology for the configuration of the wing structure. "structurally efficient"? Get bac...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The Aviation Week post I referred to was the exact one I wanted. It will be years before the F35 has an 80% mission capable rate, never mind a mission ready rate. The F-35 might have air superiority for 30 years, but if it is sitting on the ground it's not much help Ozair has already corrected your...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 29
Views: 2114

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

Lilienthal wrote:
Didn't know a.net has become a forum for wacko conspiracy theories now...

I called it a hoax in post #3 and pointed out that the author of the book in question's first book was on bigfoot.

My post was removed, so yea, there seems to be at least a deep interest in the wacko stuff here.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23155

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Wonder if the Iranians will confirm. I doubt it; why would they? In fact: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters at the United Nations: “We have no information about losing a drone today.” Meanwhile: The missing tanker has been identified as the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker M...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23155

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

It may be the UAE-based Riah tanker that stopped transmitting its position as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday Iran claims it was smuggling. Supposedly this tanker holds only 2 million liters — making it a small vessel when compared with supertankers that can carry 2 million barrels...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Spar. so much for your theories on the F-35 and how it will replace everything. https://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35-will-not-meet-80-mission-capable-goal The temporary canopy problem? Are you sure this isn't the link you wanted to post? https://aviationweek.com/defense/pentagon-sees-f-35-having-a...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

EX would be a downgrade for them. Flame bait warning :flamed: :rotfl: bt As has often been the case for this thread, once again we have a deflection; a change of subject. The point is, that texl1649 wasn't even close to being accurate, it seems that he had made up the "facts" of his post ...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

If the USAF, Israelis, saudis, Qataris, Japanese, Taiwan, and Koreans are all buying or taking a hard look at this aircraft, it must make a pretty compelling argument for itself. Saudi Arabia has been denied the F-35 and have pursued the SA model; they did that prior to the EX, an EX would be a dow...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid
Replies: 12
Views: 1063

Re: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid

It would have made a great decoration for somebody's garden.
But it was a bit pricy.

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by Spar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

But I thought that this would be a fixed price contract?. Development risk is being addressed by the non-recurring funds that have already been approved by the Houses. And if Boeing mess up, they will have to eat it like they are doing with the tanker. And unlike the tanker, there is no mass quanti...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

[I have Lt Gen Mark Nowland from one of the links above making it clear why they haven’t gone for a US$12 million dollar upgrade. In case you missed it, The Nowland quote you provided doesn't even address that subject. Are you sure you cut and pasted the right stuff? You quoted him from a 2017 arti...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

There is no guarantee the upgrade would cost 12 million or less. Just as there is no guarantee that Boeing would deliver the EX product for the price they are bidding. There is no reason to think one project is more likely to go overbudget than the other and please remember we are comparing 90 mill...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The deeper issues behind the Korea Japan trade spat
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: The deeper issues behind the Korea Japan trade spat

Japan still won't apologize over the "comfort girl" issue. There won't be peace until they take responsibility for that.

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 118
Views: 11533

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Why don't the Russians fear, that the secrets of the S400 are falling in NATO's hand? Because there isn't much useful information to be learned from a hands on experience with the S-400 unless there is an unknown glaring deficiency somewhere in the system, which must not exist. Their are no surpris...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Do you think that even once in General David Goldfein's career, spanning the time from when he was a 2nd lieutenant until him being the four star that he is, do you think that even once in that career he ever publically claimed that he was doing something or supporting something simply because his ...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Actually Spar, again you demonstrate your inability to review a set of data and draw a valid conclusion from it… From FlightGlobal in March where they quoted Congressional Testimony . "Our challenge was when you look at the force structure that we have there were four fourth-[generation] airpl...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

You're good at the insults and all that, I suppose you've found that to be a valuable asset in your life; but how about coming up with some links to your F-15EX news.

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

SuperiorPilotMe wrote:
Mother of Christ Airliners.net intelligence strikes again.

I wouldn't talk if I were as thick as you.

Are you going to come up with a link or a story or something so that we know what you're talking about?

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

SuperiorPilotMe wrote:
Well I just find it interesting with SHanahan (with an S) gone now all of a sudden we have two seaters floated.

Tell us about these floating two seaters.

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Spar, how about you take some time and read the entire thread. I am 100% against buying the F-15EX compared to upping the production rate of the F-35 and replacing existing USAF 4th gen airframes with the F-35 ASAP. What you seem to miss is the ability to objectively look at a set of data and evalu...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader
Replies: 20
Views: 1345

Re: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader

So what would happen if the governor chose to ignore the law requiring the proclamation? I guess he would end up making it anyway, this time under a court order? Still, I think refusing to sign until ordered to would have been a strong, if symbolic gesture. The "I have to do it" defense i...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Some clear reasons why going with the F-15EX is not a good idea, the same that have resonated here for a while ............. After all the insult, innuendo, deflection and half truths over the last couple of pages, I have to point out how the winds have changed. From a month ago. In the end the F-1...

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by Spar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6113

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

I am a Muslim. There are no Sunnis and Shiites in the Quran. The only reason why they exists is because of man's weaknesses. And I quote: "Shiites are the ones who......" You can't see the problem here? But that is the truth in my experience mixing with Shiites. :checkmark: There are none...

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by Spar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6113

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Fact is, Shiites are the ones who think they're better than others. Let me guess: you're Sunni? Right? I am a Muslim. There are no Sunnis and Shiites in the Quran. The only reason why they exists is because of man's weaknesses. And I quote: "Shiites are the ones who......" You can't see t...

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by Spar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 6113

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Fact is, Shiites are the ones who think they're better than others.


Let me guess: you're Sunni?

Right?

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by Spar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

Life in Mexico is vastly different from life in CA, don't confuse the two. The border cities are not becoming safer that I know of, whatever is going on in Juarez is just happening there and I suspect that's just comparative improvement. If one is driving into Mexico from California or Arizona my ad...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 115
Views: 3790

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Not only would jets allow us to patrol our airspace and respond to threats ourselves, it would give us experienced jet pilots, which are an asset in themselves. They would be invaluable if Ireland ever decided to change their military policy in the future as a result of a serious threat or otherwis...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 118
Views: 11533

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

If we allowed him to have those two systems together we would have to assume that the Russians would be fine tuning the target recognition software specifically for the F-35 thereby diminishing the F-35's stealthiness when flown against S-400 systems. Our hands are tied. Russia has S-400's and all ...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 118
Views: 11533

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

I am not sure totally alienating relations with Turkey is something that is in best U.S interest whatsoever. It's too late for those sentiments, that water's over the dam already. Erdogen sincerely believes that the CIA was behind, or deeply involved it the coup attempt. We can't undo what's been d...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 115
Views: 3790

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

[money is wasted on keeping permanent soldiers on duty for the ground forces, and buying brand new Scania trucks and Mowag APCs, etc. This is actually fairly useless considering we are an island and the only real military issues in the past few years have been illegal fishing and airspace incursion...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 115
Views: 3790

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

embraer420 wrote:
That's a horrendous idea.

My post was meant as satire.
Why should the people of Ireland expend their limited resources to fund a squadron of jet fighters? Wouldn't they have more pressing priorities? The idea sounds absurd to me.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 115
Views: 3790

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

A good offence is the best defense. Ireland should buy into the B-21 program and get a few smart bombs. That way instead of just intercepting intruders and giving them the finger or what ever interceptors do, they could go and take out the hanger of the plane that did the intruding. That'd put a qui...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

alfa164 wrote:
steveinbc wrote:
it would come as no surprise to me to learn it was Russian campaign that leaked the memo.

:checkmark:
It wouldn't surprise me either.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Ozair wrote:
To be clear the program has not been killed.

They've gone from 8 planes to 2 planes.

No it's not dead.

Yet.

But It will be.

It was a farce from day one.

Good riddance to Shanahan's graft.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Oh for the love of God. The 22 is the 15 replacement and the 35 is the 16 replacement. That was the plan about 20 years ago, but things haven't worked out that way. The F-22 has turned into something of a white elephant. The cost overruns in its manufacture caused the program to be terminated befor...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4676

Re: US Drone Shot Down

Do you need to see a list of these failures? One significant success was on the Korean peninsula from which we now have a strong economy rivaling that of Japan. Heck, if the Vietnamese weren't so stubborn, proud and tough fighters and just lose the war to the US, their economy would be in much bett...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 736
Views: 69020

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

So as I understand it, the House armed services committee has pulled half the funding for the first batch of F-15EX's and in so doing has killed the program because only four planes could be funded as things stand. Is that correct? Where can information on this topic be found that is not behind a pa...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

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

The page scandal. Weren't they underage? I don't know what you're talking about. Define your accusation with sources please. Oops, my mistake. The underage pages were 2 other congressmen. BF merely engaged in solicitation/prostitution. Which is also illegal, no? No Barney did not engage in solicita...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

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

SteelChair wrote:
The page scandal. Weren't they underage?

I don't know what you're talking about.

Define your accusation with sources please.

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by Spar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4462

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

SteelChair wrote:
Where is the outrage against someone like, oh say, Barney Frank? I cant shake the feeling that, while this guy should fry, we're all being manipulated
OK where is the outrage against Barney Frank? Or Why? What has Barney Frank ever done that has offended anyone other than anti-gay bigots?

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