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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 164
Views: 4617

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Pyrex wrote:

Where did I ever say I believed in imaginary sky fairies?


I had to ask. After all, it's what's fueling this whole thing.

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by LMP737
Fri May 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 35
Views: 1459

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

We live in the age of trolls, and this is one of the ultimate trolls. It is soooo stupid that people will undoubtedly respond and that is all trolls want. So they say "FLAT!!!" and sit back and enjoy the attnetion they get as others try to educate them. Of course morons do need countering...

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by LMP737
Fri May 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 164
Views: 4617

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

One day, many moons from now, people will look back at this period in history the same way we look back at Nazi Germany today and wonder how it was possible for a group of people who consider themselves so enlightened and morally superior to everyone to condone the dehumanizing and wholesale slaugh...

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by LMP737
Fri May 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 164
Views: 4617

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Many states like Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri are suddenly passing strict anti-abortion laws which completely forbid abortion regardless of circumstances, and has life sentences for doctors who perform one. I think it's crazy, because while I'm actually more pro-life, in certain situations a preg...

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by LMP737
Thu May 16, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 1534

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Here's an interesting article regarding one the architects of the last Gulf War and is cheer leading the current crisis. This time though as National Security adviser which makes him even more dangerous. https://taskandpurpose.com/john-bolton-trumps-new-war-consigliere-dodged-already-lost-vietnam-wa...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 199
Views: 9416

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Other than this priest, many people have had experiences that can not be explained by science. It is this, that I believe is the answer to the question posed in the title of this thread. Can't be explained by science YET. All through out human history things that could not be explained by the scien...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution

A very nice overview of the design evolution of the F-14 Tomcat by presented by former Northrop Grumman VP Mike Ciminera. I found it quite interesting and I know many of you have a special place in your heart of this aircraft, so I thought I share it. Video link https://images.ecosia.org/861_eo5QL6...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

Just because you live in a country that is poor and run by dictators maybe does not give anyone the right to free and unfettered access to the United States and our services? There's seems to be something you are either unaware of or are overlooking because it does not support your narrative. These...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

This is not the first time. I remembered years ago, United Airlines pilot murdered his ex-wife. They arrested the pilot before or after the flight I can't remember that news. He still in jail. I found Google news: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-05-29-9102170792-story.html Q Then th...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

So the murders happened 3 1/2 years ago and they finally arrested him just at the time he was about to depart? Sounds like a da has a drama streak and wanted to get some big news headlines out of this arrest. The indictment came down the night before, he should have been immediately arrested outsid...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1827

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

Following up on Tonkin Gulf redux, here's the latest news on US / Israeli aggression in the region. Trump is testing the waters by having his acting Secretary of Defense propose sending 120,000 troops to Saudi Arabia in preparation for the coming attack on Iran. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/w...

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by LMP737
Sat May 11, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7733

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

My wife is in school right now to be a teacher. She's been awarded loans that she does not need. I wonder how many people out there give into temptation and take the money even though they don't need it. On the flip side I wonder about the people who are burdened with debt to do jobs like teaching w...

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by LMP737
Sat May 11, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7733

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

One question to Europeans though - who will then provide security to European nations? Nearly all of them are overburdened with social responsibility - welfare, social housing, retirement benefits, healthcare, all at levels they cannot afford. All that comes with extractive taxes and in most countr...

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by LMP737
Fri May 10, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 72
Views: 5884

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

They apparently also were prone to cold soaked fuel causing ice to form on the wings, requiring an ice inspection to be performed during the turnaround regardless of if you were in El Paso or Minneapolis. I believe the "Alternate" fuel burn schedule (entered in the FMC during preflight) s...

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by LMP737
Wed May 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 72
Views: 5884

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

Having spent thirteen years working on the MD-80, almost two years on the MD-90 and brief exposure on the 717 in Long Beach I'll throw my two cents in. MD-80 simply put is workhorse. True, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the A320 or 737NG has. Heck the most sophisticated thing on it ...

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by LMP737
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hannity tells Friends He's Bailing on Fox after Contract ends
Replies: 21
Views: 1392

Re: Hannity tells Friends He's Bailing on Fox after Contract ends

I hear he's getting a gig with stormfront. ;)

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by LMP737
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested
Replies: 79
Views: 4106

Re: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested

NIKV69 wrote:

I am also curious as to what he was convicted for?


It's irrelevant what he was convicted of. He's still a felon in possession of fire arms. The question you SHOULD be asking is how did he get those weapons in the first place.

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by LMP737
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 101
Views: 9034

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Islamic Minaret Should Replace Notre Dame Spire, Says Architecture Expert https://www.infowars.com/islamic-minaret-should-replace-notre-dame-spire-says-architecture-expert/ Writing in Domus, Tom Wilkinson, history editor of the Architectural Review, argues that the rebuild is an opportunity to comm...

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7733

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

Only at some of the power 5 schools..Do you think a DI school like UW-Green Bay makes money with their basketball program. Now DII schools like Minnesota Duluth, Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech breakeven or make money with their DI hockey programs, but it doesn't come close to covering the expe...

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7733

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

As a "scary little brown person" myself. I believe we need a wall to help slow the influx of people who come here illegally. And living in a border state, I have a front-row seat to the effects. The only way you would slow the flow is to close all legal points of entry. Because that's whe...

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor Pete Past Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1711

Re: Mayor Pete Past Problems

stl07 wrote:
Why? As long as the media stops trying to play identity politics and focuses on his proposals he should have at least a fair shot.


Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7733

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

We can’t afford wars or huge DOD overruns Funny, I've never seen you start a thread about it. . We need a wall. Yes, to protect us from all the scary little brown people who don't speak American or who might pray to the wrong imaginary friend. Don't try and pretend its for anything else. Oh and by ...

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor Pete Past Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1711

Re: Mayor Pete Past Problems

Lets address the elephant in the room. There's no way a gay man will win the presidency.

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by LMP737
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7733

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/22/elizabeth-warren-student-loan-debt-1284286 So, let me get this straight; I chose to make a responsible decision by not taking on crushing student loans to complete a degree, but those who irresponsibly took out $50K to get a degree in fields that aren’t in ...

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by LMP737
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 35
Views: 5090

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

N328KF wrote:
I think Sears Tower should be renamed to "United Tower." Nobody here in Chicago feels any connection to Willis, the law firm.


That's why everyone in the Chicagoland area still calls it the Sears Tower.

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by LMP737
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8062

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Keep in mind that this is the clown who had to resign because he spent his Congressional campaign budget remodeling his office to look like Downton Abbey..... and whose father's only comment in response to his son's resignation was: "Well, my son's not gay," despite no one even bringing t...

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by LMP737
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Cuts US Aid to 3 Mexican Countries
Replies: 20
Views: 2014

Re: Trump Cuts US Aid to 3 Mexican Countries

SteelChair wrote:
Because everyone know that NAFTA and direct aid combined to stop illlegal immigration. Not.


See post 18.

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by LMP737
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Cuts US Aid to 3 Mexican Countries
Replies: 20
Views: 2014

Re: Trump Cuts US Aid to 3 Mexican Countries

Residents fleeing to USA to escape corrupt governments... We should keep sending funding to corrupt governments... Lets conveniently ignore this countries history of destabilizing our southern neighbors, installing the before mentioned corrupt regimes, or if not installing them supporting them. And...

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by LMP737
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Middle school teacher fired over topless photo
Replies: 33
Views: 2557

Re: Middle school teacher fired over topless photo

And I am positive that all of us have screwed up on that rule quite a few times in their lives. Normally because you don't even think of it being an issue at the time. You can follow the rule all you want (it is a smart rule) but you just never know. Thankfully most of us don't get caught up in som...

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history
Replies: 67
Views: 4347

Re: US posts largest monthly budget deficit in history

GalaxyFlyer wrote:

I have news, Social Security is going to take a much bigger cut than 10% in the coming years, even the report they send out each year says so.

GF


Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think Social Security is figured into this largest monthly deficit in US history.

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Middle school teacher fired over topless photo
Replies: 33
Views: 2557

Re: Middle school teacher fired over topless photo

Simple rule of thumb. Before you take a picture of yourself or send an email you have to ask the question is this something I would want the world to see or read.

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers
Replies: 57
Views: 2900

Re: B of A to make loans to low income borrowers

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Simple rule: if you can’t pay cash, you can’t afford it.

GF


I know saying that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling. Problem is how many of us can afford to plop down cash for a house?

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by LMP737
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5544

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

How about illegally placing a government server in a private residence and then deletng all the emails and then destroying all the (government owned) cellphones while all of that evidence was inder subpoena? Just for starters. How about the uranium deal and the Clinton Global Initiative cash grabs ...

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by LMP737
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5544

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

Well thats true that there were some investigations, but they shouldve gone to jail, For what exactly? and they've never faced a press that is 93% against them. Where did you get this number? Is it from a reliable source or did you just make it up? For some reason, they inherently see business as c...

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come
Replies: 47
Views: 2204

Re: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/25/politics/michael-avenatti/index.html Wow I knew he was slimy but this is incredible. Try to strong arm Nike? Feds in LA ready to bring charges of fraud as well. From holier than thou presidential candidate to this. I am surprised he was so brazen with his threats agai...

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2539

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

NIKV69 wrote:

Just as bad. I cut out soda of any kind late last year and it's amazing the difference.

We could also cut out white flour and all pastas. So bad for you.


Well there's something we can agree on NIKV69. ;)

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2539

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

I drink a lot of water, I stopped drinking Monster after Christmas butbhave gotten back into it again, I think I’m addicted, I drink 5 or 6 cans a week, on occasion a couple more.. You need to stop that habit ASAP. I worked with a guy who drank it like water. He ended up having a mild stroke. Did t...

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civilian accidental ejection from Rafale B
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: Civilian accidental ejection from Rafale B

As a USAF civilian aero-engineer I was allowed to Fly in an OV-10A in the early 1980s to diagnose a left landing gear retraction-extension issue that ONLY occurred in-flight. This issue was CND during every imaginable ground-check. Prior to my first flight [in the rear ejection seat], the pilot bri...

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America's Favorite Word: Socialism
Replies: 45
Views: 2135

Re: America's Favorite Word: Socialism

FreequentFlier wrote:
EstherLouise wrote:
Sanders isn't a Democrat. He just hijacks the party to further his own needs.


And yet he leads in EVERY SINGLE primary poll of announced candidates.

.


You do realize that people leading in the polls this early in the game are almost never the ones eventually nominated.

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America's Favorite Word: Socialism
Replies: 45
Views: 2135

Re: America's Favorite Word: Socialism

An important thing to remember is that even Trump supports socialism. He campaigned on keeping and protecting social security and also for protecting and improving the the availability of healthcare. Regarding healthcare he stated numerous times that people would not be cut off if they had insuranc...

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civilian accidental ejection from Rafale B
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: Civilian accidental ejection from Rafale B

Similar thing happened on an F-14D years ago. In this case the ejectee was a surface warfare officer on familiarization flight. The pilot did a negative g pushover and the officer in question used the yellow/black handle to pull himself down. With obvious results. Luckily like the seats were set so ...

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by LMP737
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 2599

Re: Unions. As relevant as ever?

Seniority prevents movement out of the failing airline, senior pilots can’t afford to start over and that’s if other carriers are even hiring. Starting at the bottom of another list at middle age is financially hard, not to mention going back to junior equipment, reserve schedules or commuting to a...

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by LMP737
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand

1836Sam wrote:

Ah, well if it’s your IMPRESSION then ...

WTH does it matter if it was before or after?


Wow, someone knows how to use cap locks. ;)

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by LMP737
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand

tommy1808 wrote:

Committing murder wearing political slogans rather sets you up to be tried as terrorist than for an insanity defense...

Best regards
Thomas


Who said he had that on when he actually killed him? I get the impression it was after the fact.

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand

, the suspect in the killing of the Gambino family crime boss showed up in court Monday wearing "MAGA forever" and "United we stand MAGA" scrawled on his left hand. I really wouldn't read too much into that. Either that guys is a bit off his rocker or he's trying to set up a def...

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Lexington shipwreck found
Replies: 19
Views: 6363

Re: USS Lexington shipwreck found

It would be interesting if they found the Japanese carriers sunk in the Battle of Midway.

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 193
Views: 11343

Re: Politics and the 737Max

You have to wonder if years of brain drain have finally caught up with them.

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5544

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

. NAFTA was supposed to fix the immigration problem. No one counted on Mexico being so corrupt and crime ridden that millions would still flee. You are ignoring the fact that immigration from Mexico has been trending down over the past ten years. But don't let facts get your way. That crime problem...

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5544

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

Why is it so hard to understand that Americas "allies" have been taking advantage of it for decades, How exactly are they taking advantage of us? Just because Trump says they are does not make it so. and that it can't continue indefinitely because America is broke? Why is America "br...

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