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by Jetsgo
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 7606

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Years ago I got a speeding ticket the day before my 19th birthday. When the cop handed it to me he told me Happy Birthday. I deserved it but wow dick move boss.

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by Jetsgo
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 20 years from now
Replies: 63
Views: 4610

Re: COVID-19 20 years from now

COVID exposed an assload of mental illness in the US.

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by Jetsgo
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103522

Re: Official Election thread

CNN is making a good point. Why is the Trump Campaign so sure they are going to win where they are losing ( AZ, NV), but they only think there is widespread fraud where they are losing ( Wisconsin, Michigan)? My understanding in NV at least is with Clark and Washoe Counties already reporting in, th...

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by Jetsgo
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103522

Re: Official Election thread

CNN refusing to call GA and FL is petty. There is no way Biden can make up the deficit in PA even with early voting In PA Philly is barely counting anything. Same goes for MI (Detroit) and WI (Milwaukee). It could be as close as 271-267 anyway with Biden flipping AZ, WI, and MI, along with NE-2 and...

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by Jetsgo
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103522

Re: Official Election thread

Fox called AZ for Biden. First switch from 2016.

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by Jetsgo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Closure for VIP Movement, including the US
Replies: 30
Views: 4798

Re: Airport Closure for VIP Movement, including the US

Back on September 12th, Trump and AF1 were departing RNO late in the evening. ATC instructed AA1273 to maintain a holding pattern over CXP due to VIP movement and when the pilot inquired who it was, ATC responded it was *THE* VIP. No response from the pilot(s) who were already less than thrilled as ...

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by Jetsgo
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you voted in the US Election yet?
Replies: 47
Views: 2665

Re: Have you voted in the US Election yet?

I voted in person yesterday for my boy DJ-T. Polls opened at 9:00 AM and I was out by 9:25. No issues with the digital touch screen machine or paper backup. Everyone complied with masks and social distancing.

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by Jetsgo
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So let’s measure how far we stand a part. The political compass
Replies: 32
Views: 1598

Re: So let’s measure how far we stand a part. The political compass

Economic Left/Right: -1.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.41

Basically punish criminals, support LGBTQ+ rights, don’t kill babies, and smoke up.

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by Jetsgo
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 5973

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

United Red States Predominantly white Religious-based education Very low tax base Pro business and manufacturing No public healthcare, have job or pay out of pocket Unlimited weapons ownership from age 16 No abortion Little to no immigration allowed United Blue States Balanced ethnic make-up Medica...

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by Jetsgo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away
Replies: 58
Views: 2618

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsberg passes away at 87

RIP Ruth and condolences to her loved ones.

Trump gets another pick and gets re-elected. 2020 finishing strong.

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by Jetsgo
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Non-Av Chaos
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

Re: Non-Av Chaos

Newark727 wrote:
It doesn't seem to me that it's the moderators' decision as to what the users of the Non-Av forum would most like to talk about.


You're right, and fortunately no one here is making that suggestion.

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by Jetsgo
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Non-Av Chaos
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

Re: Non-Av Chaos

First, Non Av is far from a "left wing" echo chamber. There's too much hyperpartisan posting on both sides. I can absolutely assure you that for every vocal left wing poster, I can name the right wing equivalent poster. I don't need you to assure me or show me anything. I need to you mode...

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by Jetsgo
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Non-Av Chaos
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

Non-Av Chaos

Non-Av has become an echo chamber for left wing American politics. It would seem this forum could benefit from a Civ-Av type political mega thread. Do we really need a new thread every time Trump or Biden say something? It certainly wouldn’t be allowed in Civ Av and wasn’t allowed when ArchGuy poste...

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by Jetsgo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 24243

Re: The Golden Gate Bridge

I absolutely hate how people when interacting overseas say they are from "the bay area" because they are too scared to say they are from because they live 5 minutes out of SF. Like the guy in Abu Dhabi knows what bay you are referencing lol! I would argue the name "Bay Area" has...

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by Jetsgo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California's Electrical Grid
Replies: 46
Views: 2337

California's Electrical Grid

"Fifth largest economy in the world with a third world power grid." This seems to be the general consensus among those who are most critical of California's public utilities today. While not exactly common, tens of thousands if not more, are at times left without power during the worst hea...

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by Jetsgo
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 24243

Re: The Golden Gate Bridge

I lived in NorCal 20+ years. Every time I come home I start to get that kid on Christmas morning feeling when driving through Berkeley and it’s visible off in the distance. Have you personally crossed the Golden Gate Bridge as well? Many times. Walk, run, bike, drive. Also sailed under it. Personal...

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by Jetsgo
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 24243

Re: The Golden Gate Bridge

I lived in NorCal 20+ years. Every time I come home I start to get that kid on Christmas morning feeling when driving through Berkeley and it’s visible off in the distance.

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by Jetsgo
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you buy a pre owned Audi TDI after the diesel gate scandal in the US?
Replies: 53
Views: 2603

Re: Would you buy a Audi?

I would buy a VW with a TDI engine, however I have almost zero interest in Audi as a brand. I don't believe the A4/A6/A8/Q7/TT stack up well against their Mercedes and BMW counterparts. They're ahead of Lexus though so there's that.

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by Jetsgo
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society
Replies: 126
Views: 4805

Re: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society

You've described the Kenosha events very sympathetically towards the 17 year old militia gunman and negatively towards the original police shooting victim and those protesting his shooting. Maybe that's because America is so divided now you can live in a bubble where all your media, information, so...

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by Jetsgo
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society
Replies: 126
Views: 4805

Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society

Last post deleted without cause or explanation. This is NOT a debate over Kenosha, but the larger picture on hand. If a mod feels the need to silence again, at lease detail why. Is Kenosha the perfect example? - Black man with violent felony warrants has police called on him for disturbance - Police...

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by Jetsgo
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greece vs Turkey
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Greece vs Turkey

Greece and Turkey are rattling their sabers again over the Turkish oil exploration of a disputed region in the Eastern Mediterranean. Both countries are members of NATO creating a potentially unprecedented conflict. EU members Germany and France have voiced their support for fellow EU member Greece....

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by Jetsgo
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Still Taking Place This Year
Replies: 12
Views: 2286

Re: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Still Taking Place This Year

Makes sense since COVID is scheduled to end late November 3rd.

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by Jetsgo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California
Replies: 132
Views: 4787

Re: Public employee unions hell-bent on destroying California

unscheduled wrote:
LCDFlight wrote:
CA can't provide stable water and electricity supplies?

The electricity supply is also stable.


Debatable. PG&E is yet again cutting power to residences and businesses this week due to the heat wave.

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by Jetsgo
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 25127

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

SMF handled 299,175 passengers during June 2020, marking an 74.7% decline yoy on a 58.7% seat capacity decline yoy. The June figures increased 102.8% month-over-month versus May 2020 on a 41.7% seat capacity increase month-over-month. July 2020 seat capacity is projected to increase by 38.6% over J...

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by Jetsgo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 72
Views: 4092

Re: Trying to locate members

jetmatt777 wrote:
Jetsgo wrote:
qf789 wrote:

He is CEO of EasyJet


Amazing. Somehow I missed that update. Good for him!


Not the same one....


Oops :white:

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by Jetsgo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 72
Views: 4092

Re: Trying to locate members

qf789 wrote:
Jetsgo wrote:
Does anyone know what Johan is up to these days? It’s been well over ten years since he sold the site.


He is CEO of EasyJet


Amazing. Somehow I missed that update. Good for him!

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by Jetsgo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 72
Views: 4092

Re: Trying to locate members

Does anyone know what Johan is up to these days? It’s been well over ten years since he sold the site.

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by Jetsgo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 72
Views: 4092

Re: Trying to locate members

The most ironic thing about the Great Purge in my opinion was the guy who led Demand Media at the time was killed in a general aviation accident almost immediately afterward. I don’t recall there being a lot of sympathy though as he was directly responsible for a lot of the sites militant actions. A...

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by Jetsgo
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 72
Views: 4092

Re: Trying to locate members

Was PHX787 the one who had the Japanese fetish?

I haven’t seen Klaus around in a while.

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by Jetsgo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to
Replies: 56
Views: 2644

Re: SCOTUS unanimous: electors must vote how states want them to

I am a strong believer that the EC should be killed. If the Founding Fathers were told that an orange freak would loose the election be around 3,000,000 votes and still named President they would all gag at the thought - and jerked the EC out of the Constitution before the ink was dry. Obviously Tr...

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by Jetsgo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3850

Re: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?

I'm just here to say I personally have never heard anyone outside of A.net actually refer to BUR as Bob Hope or SNA as John Wayne.
It's always been Burbank and Orange County colloquially.

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by Jetsgo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 2125

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Birdwatching wrote:
Sorry for going off topic here, but can anybody confirm for how much longer Northwest will operate the DC9?


Everyone knows NW is an unsafe airline with their continued operation of the DC-9 and DC-10.

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by Jetsgo
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?
Replies: 40
Views: 1827

Re: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?

Global Power City Index The Institute for Urban Strategies at The Mori Memorial Foundation in Tokyo issued a comprehensive study of global cities in 2019. They are ranked based on six categories: economy, research and development, cultural interaction, livability, environment, and accessibility, wi...

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by Jetsgo
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?
Replies: 40
Views: 1827

Re: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?

How did Dubai manage to become a global city like London, Hong Kong, Paris, Istanbul, or New York City and would it be possible for Addis Ababa to do the same? Dubai is not on the same level as London, Hong Kong, Paris, or New York City. Neither is Istanbul. Perhaps you could share with us the reas...

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by Jetsgo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?
Replies: 40
Views: 1827

Re: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?

How did Dubai manage to become a global city on the lines of New York or Hong Kong and does Addis Ababa have that potential? I would argue Dubai is no where near New York and Hong Kong in terms of global importance/impact and being a world class city. As for Addis Ababa, I wouldn't expect it to rea...

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by Jetsgo
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirkland Alcohol
Replies: 21
Views: 1626

Re: Kirkland Alcohol

I haven't tried Kirkland hard alcohols, but I did try their light beer, and it was awful, on par with Beast or Natty Light. I don't drink whiskey or vodka very often (~3 times a month), so I haven't been motivated to buy any bottles from them. Does Kirkland actually make their own products or do th...

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by Jetsgo
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirkland Alcohol
Replies: 21
Views: 1626

Re: Kirkland Alcohol

I also keep a batch of their pre-mixed Margarita on hand. It's too easy and tasty. This x100. I didn't want to be the one to say it, but now it's out there. Guilty pleasure. The one thing so far they haven't impressed me with is a single malt scotch. I'll stick with the names for that thank you. Di...

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by Jetsgo
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirkland Alcohol
Replies: 21
Views: 1626

Kirkland Alcohol

Taking a break from all the bullshit... Father of three daughters here. I came to Costco years ago for the diapers and baby wipes and ended up staying for the alcohol. As such, I hardly bother with name brand alcohol anymore. As far as I'm concerned Kirkland is either top shelf, or close enough to i...

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by Jetsgo
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 7072

Re: VP candidates

seb146 wrote:
The right freaking out because of one post is fascinating.


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by Jetsgo
Fri May 29, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 25127

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

Hawaii has extended it's mandated quarantine for mainland visitors beyond June 30th. I assume this will delay WN and HA from resuming service? Previously WN was scheduled to restart SMF-HNL on June 7th. https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/05/28/live-governor-mayors-outline-latest-steps-reopen-hawaiis...

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by Jetsgo
Fri May 15, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 25127

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

SMF handled 69k pax during April 2020, down 93.6% yoy on a seat capacity decrease of 38.3% yoy. SMF averaged 1,132 enplanements per day during the month. On a positive note, TSA throughput counts have averaged just over 2,000 per day during the past 7 days. If this trend continues, we could see a n...

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by Jetsgo
Wed May 13, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service
Replies: 61
Views: 2900

Re: Washington State Requires ID for Resturant Service

For a minute I wasn't sure what to think here. Glad the usual crowd is out in force explaining why this is acceptable and not akin to voting. Thanks!

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by Jetsgo
Tue May 12, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds
Replies: 23
Views: 3922

Re: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds

DOT also says airlines must process refunds in a timely manner - which it defines as within 7 business days if a passenger paid by credit card, and within 20 days if a passenger paid by cash or check. The DOT also knows that airlines' accounting departments are not staffed to handle the massive wav...

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by Jetsgo
Mon May 11, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 25127

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

HA suspending SMF-HNL and SMF-OGG after 3/26 until late May tentatively Has there been an update on this yet? Scheduled to fly SMF-HNL-LIH in October and while it’s still five months out, I’m concerned HA will view SMF with relatively low priority for resumption of service. Wouldn’t mind switching ...

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by Jetsgo
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 101
Views: 11086

Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

What are some airline/aircraft combinations that were relatively short lived and are often forgotten? A few off the top of my head.







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by Jetsgo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2985

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

I love the "you 'liberals' have so much TDS you MUST vote for our guy!" and "you 'liberals' have a candidate who may or may not have done the same thing as our guy, so you MUST vote for our guy!" and "you 'liberals' have to stop pointing out why our guy is so god awful for ...

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by Jetsgo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2985

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

senile pedo Joe against Trump. Well anyone who describes Biden that way is automatically declaring Trump to be the same. So thanks for that. I am glad to see other Republican's (making an assumption here, let me know if I am wrong) finally seeing Trump as he is. Tugg Independent here. Thank me for ...

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by Jetsgo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2985

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

With Bernie out, watch for things to get a lot more exciting. There's no way the DNC can run senile pedo Joe against Trump. I wouldn't be surprised if Cuomo came out of left field smelling of roses once this coronavirus thing settles down. Disclaimer: not a Trump supporter and also not a DNC support...

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by Jetsgo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?
Replies: 158
Views: 7121

Re: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?

Its a bit naive not to believe that China, Russia, Iran and others have absolutely nothing to lose from this. These nations thrive when the western world suffers. We haven't seen any evidence that this was planned but if it is found out that they did later on, I wouldn't discard some serious confro...

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by Jetsgo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Civil Aeronautics Board - Time to re-regulate?
Replies: 15
Views: 1314

Re: Civil Aeronautics Board - Time to re-regulate?

I don't understand why OP can't grasp that some industries are more important than others in a complex society, whether OP likes it or not (irrelevant). Posting history of theirs lately across the board is anti-business in general, so not really surprising it escalated to its own thread. Took long ...

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