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by LMP737
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 101
Views: 10766

Re: Arizona Election Audit

I know I am getting older and my memory my be slipping, but didn't Trump win Texas? Why would he force Gov. Abbott to audit the two largest Democratic and Republican counties in Texas when he already won the state? Trump can't force anyone to do anything. Even when he was president he could not for...

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by LMP737
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has certainly created a stir over the last two months. But this weeks bombshell is the icing on the cake for which he should face disciplinary action. He also shares responsibility for the botched exit from Afghanistan whereby the Taliban was left with lots...

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by LMP737
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4974

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

. He also shares responsibility for the botched exit from Afghanistan whereby the Taliban was left with lots of weapons, equipment, ammunition etc. ] Exactly how so? He's an advisor to the President. What was he going to advise? Was he going to tell the president that we needed to totally disarm th...

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by LMP737
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NAS Miramar
Replies: 10
Views: 823

Re: NAS Miramar

I was looking at Google maps and noticed 4 F/A18(?) on the flightline without wings, without a rudder, without a canopy, and with the spine open to the elements. What are they doing there? More then likely they're being parted for spare parts because they've reached the end of heir service lives. L...

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by LMP737
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When did TWA start putting those big black stripe ice detectors on their aircraft wings?
Replies: 13
Views: 2055

Re: When did TWA start putting those big black stripe ice detectors on their aircraft wings?

MD80's had a major problem with wing surface ice. And yes it could cause an engine out if ingested. The inboard section of the wing could form a layer of ice just sitting at the gate on a warm humid day. The remaining fuel from the inbound fight was super cooled and was all in the inboard end of th...

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by LMP737
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dale “Snort” Snodgrass
Replies: 14
Views: 2580

Re: Dale “Snort” Snodgrass

Sad day indeed. The high time pilot in the Tomcat community who could push that airplane to it's limits and then some.

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by LMP737
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 49
Views: 7198

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

Are you referencing the RR211-535's on 757's versus the PW2000 on the 757? I've heard different things about each engine. DL swore by the PW, yet I believe the majority of carriers ultimately opted for the 535. It sounds like you feel from a mechanics point of view the PW engine was easier to maint...

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by LMP737
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 49
Views: 7198

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

This question is more easily answered with regards to engines. For me, no question, the easiest engine is the RR Trent 892. Most things are mounted on the fan case, which gives much easier access. Fuel control changes are a breeze. It’s not always RR. PW2000s had the edge over the RR211. Late model...

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by LMP737
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64380

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

NIKV69 wrote:

How long you been following politics? They all do the same thing.


What ever helps you sleep at night.

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by LMP737
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64380

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

It is also interesting how many of these domestic terrorists are complaining their dear leader has not bailed them out and defended them. Now we will see the "but I really thought he would grant us all pardons and immunity" defense when they have their rights taken from them for trying to...

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by LMP737
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64380

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The first conviction is in, a 38 year old male from Florida was convicted and sentenced to 8 months in prison. https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/19/trump-supporter-capitol-attack-riot-sentencing https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/07/19/politics/capitol-riot-felony-paul-hodgkins/index.html When...

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by LMP737
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3716

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

Chickens for Colonel Sanders surprised by out come: "California gubernatorial recall election candidate Caitlyn Jenner attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas over the weekend and was filmed being harassed and deadnamed, or called by the name she used before comi...

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by LMP737
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12014

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Need ID to mail in ballot? (Most people should have one already anyway). You will have MONTHS to get one. Plenty of time to do something that is important if you ask me. . Why would I need an ID to mail in an absentee ballot? I'm mailing it in, no one is checking my ID when I put it in the mailbox.

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by LMP737
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?
Replies: 49
Views: 7198

Re: Question For the Mechanics: Which Commercial Aircraft Have Been Easiest and Most Difficult For You to Work On?

Probably the biggest headache for me is the MD-11. Never mind the spare engine in the tail. The eleven is a text book example of what happens when a manufacturer decides to cheap out. The plane is beset with all sorts of wiring issues. Why, because MD decided to use Kapton wiring when they built the...

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by LMP737
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12014

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

Are you allowed to drive a car without DL? Nope. Can you get food assistance without ID? Nope Can you get child assistance without ID? Nope. Can you buy a cellphone without ID? Nope Can you travel outside of the country without a passport? Nope. Can you get a payment plan without ID? Nope. Can you ...

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by LMP737
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 12014

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

The Voting Laws that Texas will be enacting, and it's going to happen, no matter how much they rail against it out of state, and on The View, will not prevent any legal voter from voting. The law will restrict counties from coming up with their own "rules" for voting. They are trying to m...

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by LMP737
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raffensperger demands firing of election officials
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Raffensperger demands firing of election officials

https://www.yahoo.com/news/brad-raffens ... 00198.html


You should really start reading the articles you post links to.
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stratosphere wrote:
Well you know it was supposed to be the most secure election in history NOT.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/brad-raffens ... 00198.html


You should really start reading the articles you post links to.

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by LMP737
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52347

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

At the end of the day, the Swiss are not in NATO, always procured what they want to, so the idea that the new US President somehow strong armed the Swiss into making a choice that was already a possibility, is yes, risible and ignorant. Given all the the things going on here in the states, I think ...

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by LMP737
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 101
Views: 10766

Re: Arizona Election Audit

afcjets wrote:
Since they've already declared they've found several smoking guns, your post is hardly prophetic.


As I said on another thread, the people who believe this mass voter fraud non-sense lack basic critical thinking skills.

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by LMP737
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 2248

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

Got to love it. Oh well everybody loves the guy so I guess he will be welcomed back into society with open arms. That nasty little tirade says a lot more about you, than the subject, as ever it makes no sense and seems to be an attempt to make this a race thing? Or an 'elites' is it? No, it's about...

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border
Replies: 31
Views: 2767

Re: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border

bennett123 wrote:
Does he have the authority to do this?.


If it's federal land he can't touch it. Privately held land he would have to try and buy them out or claim eminent domain. Lets face it, this is nothing but WMD. Weapon of Mass Distraction.

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border
Replies: 31
Views: 2767

Re: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border

Even though I believe protecting our borders is more than just a fence I wanna know why you liberals think it's such a bad idea? People put fences around their properties hell we give other nations money to put a wall on their borders. Nancy Pelosi has a wall around her property as well as the coas...

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 CRT displays
Replies: 25
Views: 6203

Re: MD11 CRT displays

Since the 717 was built with LCD’s from the factory, I wouldn’t think this would be an issue for the MD11 to have a retrofit. Also with Toshiba ending production of CRT’s, that means parts must come from existing models as far as I know. Unless someone decides to start making them again. The main i...

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker calls General "pig, stupid"; Ingraham calls for defunding the military
Replies: 127
Views: 7296

Re: Tucker calls General "pig, stupid"; Ingraham calls for defunding the military

As I've said I believe what drives the anger is the overwhelming number of people who believe this election was stolen (including the majority of voters according to the Rasmussen poll I linked). You said fringe outlets are saying the predominantly black counties are the ones who helped seal the st...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4833

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Bring back the Iowa-class ships, or better yet, a modern Montana-class.


The Iowa's no longer belong to the USN so the chances of that happening are rather slim.

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by LMP737
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 CRT displays
Replies: 25
Views: 6203

Re: MD11 CRT displays

Airbus CRT displays have an embedded symbol generator included in the display LRU, which makes it difficult to find an LCD solution or to replace it. It’s a very complex system. For Boeing, the symbol generator is not included, it’s just a discrete CRT display unit, and the technology can be more r...

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by LMP737
Thu May 27, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 CRT displays
Replies: 25
Views: 6203

Re: MD11 CRT displays

It's technical possible to design a replacement LCD, with all the complex switching and symbol generator(s) included (as installed in older Airbus aircraft). But then you have to re-certify also all these extra functions. If you only have to replace the CRT display by an LCD, certification is less ...

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keesje wrote:


Or 9mm strokes.

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by LMP737
Tue May 25, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Holocaust Remarks
Replies: 24
Views: 3147

Re: Rep. Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Holocaust Remarks

This woman is out of control, does absolutely anything for clicks and attention, and is making her district look ridiculous. It's time for the House GOP caucus to stop dilly-dallying around and move to formal censure. Worst, amid a disturbing rise in antisemitic attacks around the country, it's abs...

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by LMP737
Tue May 25, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 12324

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

I like it. I mean the criminals don't have to have a license right? Well then I guess you are okay with doing away with any sort of licensing for driving a car. How about doing away with the CDL ? After all, if you don't have to show basic competency for a gun, then why should you have to show one ...

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by LMP737
Tue May 25, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 CRT displays
Replies: 25
Views: 6203

Re: MD11 CRT displays

Thx for answering the two important questions : - no embedded symbol generatores in the MD11 CRT's :checkmark: - no 1: 1 replacement possible with a MD10 LCD. :checkmark: So, if needed an LCD can be relative easy and cost effective produced/certified to replace the MD11 CRT's, like the 767 and 737 ...

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by LMP737
Mon May 24, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?
Replies: 33
Views: 7528

Re: Is the UDF Engine Back from the Dead?

What MD found out many years ago that while the UDF is great on gas, the noise and vibration were just horrendous.

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by LMP737
Mon May 24, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 CRT displays
Replies: 25
Views: 6203

Re: MD11 CRT displays

Airbus CRT displays have an embedded symbol generator included in the display LRU, which makes it difficult to find an LCD solution or to replace it. It’s a very complex system. For Boeing, the symbol generator is not included, it’s just a discrete CRT display unit, and the technology can be more r...

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by LMP737
Thu May 20, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 8681

Re: Trouble for Trump

That is why he belongs in prison. That is why prisons exist.[/quote]

I will believe it when I see it. Until then, I'm going to assume the laws/rules don't apply to him.

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by LMP737
Thu May 20, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4448

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

It's not an opinion - actual American law treats 17 year olds as adults without voting rights. Here's sone examples from the state DL and Rep. Marjorie are from: https://www.dui.info/at-age-17-you-are-an-adult-in-georgia-if-arrested https://www.jacksonville.com/article/20100918/NEWS/801244634 Dugga...

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by LMP737
Thu May 20, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 8681

Re: Trouble for Trump

People, he's already proven he's above the law. To think that is going to change is a bit naïve IMHO.

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by LMP737
Wed May 12, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Egypt to buy 30 more Rafale
Replies: 23
Views: 4494

Re: Egypt to buy 30 more Rafale

If the goal is crowd control and internal dissent, Rafale is a terrible way to spend the money. Hard to think of a less effective way to spend $150m on internal policing than a top of the line fighter. What's one thing military dictatorships have in common? They like to arm themselves to the teeth ...

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by LMP737
Tue May 11, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4448

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Question is - should we castrate, for example, a 17 year old who has sex with a 15 year old? To Americans, the answer would be a resounding yes, and probably with either no or dull implements and no anesthesia. I know from experience. EDIT - you're from NZ, so same as the US when it comes to 17 yea...

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by LMP737
Thu May 06, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4448

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

. This also brings up the issue of serious problems with most so-called 'reality' programing. Background checks are poorly done. They encourage the worst of human behavior, especially greed. Too many involved are attention whores and the producers are exploitative. Too many situations are scripted ...

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by LMP737
Thu May 06, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4448

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Josh Duggar, the oldest of 19 biological children of a reality TV family in Arkansas. Accused of downloading dozens if not hundreds of images of child pornography. Apparently he also went to lengths to bypass computer programming meant to alert his wife (seriously) that he was looking at porn. In c...

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by LMP737
Wed May 05, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4372

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

All you single people out there, here's your chance.

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by LMP737
Mon May 03, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 14086

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

Problem is this was politicized way too much. There is no such thing as "herd immunity" Fauci took the real term "immunity" and added "herd" to it. I got vaccinated but I won't get any more shots or boosters. They are not needed. Wear a mask indoors. Wash and sanitize ...

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by LMP737
Mon May 03, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 14086

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I have and still have questions about this vaccine that no one has answers for. This vaccine is NOT FDA approved it has been released on an EUA emergency use authorization. It is new technology relatively speaking and we do not know how long the immunity lasts or the long term effects if any of mRN...

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by LMP737
Mon May 03, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 14086

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

The biggest deterrent to more vaccinations is there presently is NO incentive to be vaccinated. You get vaccinated, a nice CDC form signed saying you’re vaccinated on xx date. Two weeks later, it gets you ZERO—Fauci is still saying wear masks, TSA still mask rules, towns in my state are overruling ...

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by LMP737
Mon May 03, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dispute between Boeing and AF1 Contractor
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Re: Dispute between Boeing and AF1 Contractor

There is a news story about a "tiff" between Boeing and GDC Technics, the contractor working on the new 747-8 AF1 planes. I'm not sure I'd call it a "tiff" as Boeing cancelled the contract and now they are suing each other. Plus GDC laid off 300 plus employees . Any word on when...

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by LMP737
Sun May 02, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6135

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

As the Democrats have moved left, they are the ones who have been shedding voters outside of major cities. They can’t win under the Constitutional rules, so they’re hell bent on changing them to favor themselves. I’d call that unconstitutional by people who claim to embrace it. Yes, that's why repu...

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by LMP737
Sat May 01, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 128
Views: 12193

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Got to be honest you should not be having sex with 17year olds once you get our of your 20s. It just looks a little creepy. Once you are his age stick to 20 years olds and up. Much easier. In the state of Florida once you turn 24 if you have sex with someone who is 17 you go to jail. Agreed, it is ...

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by LMP737
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 128
Views: 12193

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

I don’t believe it specifies, however given that per the letter, Greenberg and Gaetz were both very upset with her when they found out she was 17, and they cut off communication until her 18th birthday, I’m going to guess it’s not a state in which it was legal. just the cash for pardons should be e...

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by LMP737
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6135

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

Go ahead and change it—there’s several processes to do just that—a group of anti-drink women combined with power-hungry progressives have us Prohibition. It’s been amended several times on those 70-100 years, you just don’t want to do the work required. Big difference You are leaving the part out w...

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by LMP737
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6135

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

You really think a GOP controlled senate would have confirmed him? Sounds delusional. As someone else on this thread pointed out, it was McConnel who blocked it in the first place. Do you honestly think that he did this because he thought the votes were not there? I think not. You must remember thi...

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