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by Aaron747
Sun May 16, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

And if I was previously infected with covid, had mild/no symptoms, and have antibodies for it, how likely am I to get reinfected with a bad infection and shed virus and infect others (most of whom are vaccinated?) If the vaccine is as effective as they say, and since the CDC now says vaccinated peo...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 16, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Whether it is considered invasive or not is a matter of opinion. My last job required those as well, as well as anthrax, smallpox, and routine HIV testing. But in that job you generally give up a lot of choices and freedoms in those matters anyway. As if working for Delta is a fundamental right? No...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 16, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Whether it is considered invasive or not is a matter of opinion. My last job required those as well, as well as anthrax, smallpox, and routine HIV testing. But in that job you generally give up a lot of choices and freedoms in those matters anyway. Additionally, I was fully vaccinated before I went...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 16, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Lol you are comparing a required level of sobriety at work to a medical choice? My work requires annual influenza immunization. They require proof of vaccination with measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and varicella or evidence of antibody titers thereof. They require annual TB testing. This is ...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Perfectly stated and I concur. Not 'perfectly stated' - he's using a multiplier based on an assumption with a huuuuge margin of error. Then at the end, claims the 'the statistics don't work out well for your argument'. Well, that's not even close to how statistics works. The whole point of statisti...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

You are definitely using independent thought - and, apparently, your own "independent" numbers (and no "real data" at all). Maybe you could provide us with some actual, legitimate sources and facts... I'll make this even more simple for you. 1) How many confirmed covid cases hav...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

This short documentary encapsulates the power gap in this situation. https://youtu.be/aJYS6Gf3hgY The Palestinian guy featured is a successful immigrant in Germany, who earned German citizenship. Yet when he attempts to visit his family in Gaza, he learns Israeli authorities refuse to recognize his ...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

The good thing about America is choice and freedom. You do you. I'll do me. The difference between you and me? One of us is tolerant. One of us isn't. Oh. The exceptionalism argument again. Funny, that also seems to be ‘feelings-based’. Life choices and basic freedoms are basically the same through...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 4832

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Then, according to many here, mental illness, which is supposedly the primary cause of gun violence, must be mostly synonymous with living in large urban areas. :!: Are we looking at the same map? 2/3s of the dots are not major urban areas. Same map. 2/3s+ are in or near urban areas. Apparently our...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Now just wait a minute here. So you get the vaccine yet you can still possibly catch "The Vid"? So you want all new hires, as well as all employees, to get a vaccine that is not 100% effective? https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/health-departments/breakthrough-cases.html No vaccine is ...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

It has been an eventful month in Jerusalem, with continued police actions against uprising by Palestinians who are being forcibly evicted from East Jerusalem. This culminated in rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza, and airstrikes from the IDF in response. I have not heard anyone suggest the simplest ...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

Re: Arizona Election Audit

They're doing this, 6 months after the election. Haven't we dealt with this enough already? The GOP has just removed one of the most prominent Republicans from her leadership position as punishment for telling the truth about the election. They obviously want to keep the fraud narrative for the lon...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

This matter will ultimately need to be litigated, and will probably reach the Supreme Court eventually. Mmmmm nah, the law is pretty clear. Under ADA stipulations, employers can set policies for workplace health and/or define conditions by which employees cannot put others at risk. Religious and ot...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Why the hell is the US involved in this conflict Some nonsense about Israel being the only democracy in the "Middle East", and why that is important. Abject nonsense considering our relations with Jordan, UAE, and the House of Saud. Not to mention the latter are busy with ethnic cleansing...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

Pretty easy? To allow long distance travel you would at least need charging capacity comparable to volumes of cars handled by current petrol stations. 1) To convert current petrol stations to high speed EV charging stations, these need to be connected to high voltage power lines, difficult and very...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Wait, not getting a vaccine is willingly choosing to harm others? Really? So if I’m not sick, I am still “choosing to harm others” simply by virtue of not having the vaccine? Even if those “others” can choose to get the vaccine themselves (or not)? Riiight. Technically, yes. You can still pass the ...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

Re: Arizona Election Audit

As a resident of both Arizona and Maricopa County, I think this is a waste of time and money. Having said that, if it helps whomever sleep better at night in the name of "transparency," then have at it. No one blinked at the numerous audits - both months and years later - of the Florida 2...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

Developer Of Aluminum-Ion Battery Claims It Charges 60 Times Faster Than Lithium-Ion, Offering EV Range Breakthrough I understand there's a difference between theoretical speeds and practical speeds. It's pretty easy to make a charging system that adjusts itself relative to the available power. Who...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 521
Views: 110113

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
With such a small fleet, the mechanic makes sense. There is a definite need to keep things moving


What range of issues can an onboard mechanic and accompanying equipment be expected to handle? Very curious - this is a helluva assignment in this day and age.

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Everyone has a lot to say in America. Til they experience something bad that opens their eyes...then they dont pontificate as much. It is the American way. Good for Delta! I hope they require all employees to get it shortly. Those that chose not to get it...can stay home...without pay or get a medi...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 9913

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Asia will never get out of this worsening cycle of restrictions. By sticking to a strategy of isolation and increasing restrictions to suppress the virus instead of having focused early on vaccines to build immunity, there will come a time where the virus will mutate enough to require constant lock...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 129
Views: 4230

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

All those customers they face who want to be protected against covid can get their own vaccine and wear a mask or two if they want additional protection. Medical/health decisions made by others is none of their business. Their body, their choice, their business. Tell that to someone who shows up hi...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 15, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

Re: Arizona Election Audit

As a resident of both Arizona and Maricopa County, I think this is a waste of time and money. Having said that, if it helps whomever sleep better at night in the name of "transparency," then have at it. No one blinked at the numerous audits - both months and years later - of the Florida 2...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ron DeSantis 2024
Replies: 35
Views: 1157

Re: Ron DeSantis 2024

And there is still Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, both of whom think they have the chops to enter the race. Marco has been very quiet the last 6 months or so. I don't know if that's good or bad. He hasn't done anything stupid but he also hasn't spoken up to those who have. Quiet but not that quiet...h...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ron DeSantis 2024
Replies: 35
Views: 1157

Re: Ron DeSantis 2024

He will run in the Primary for sure but man I wish Nicole Malliotakis had more seasoning I fricken love her! Malliotakis doesn’t think for herself and voted against certifying election results. Perhaps you forgot about her clock cleaning by Erin Burnett? https://youtu.be/nbYFs_Ov8nE Those are featu...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

Yes education, but a place where kids can go if they have problem at home, a safe place to do something in their spare time , a role model in the local community etc. This was all being done in for example inner London on council estates. That was then almost all decimated by funding cuts from cent...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 9913

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

For the Olympics in Japan, one thing just come into my mind is that, I recall someone saying, Japan, with the organization of Tokyo Olympics in 1964, the country set the start of its rapid growth in 1960s-1980s. So some older politicians want to continue organizing the Olympics at all cost, despite...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ron DeSantis 2024
Replies: 35
Views: 1157

Re: Ron DeSantis 2024

I’m calling it here first, Ron DeSantis, current governor of the incredible state of Florida will be #47 for the United States. He will run in the Primary for sure but man I wish Nicole Malliotakis had more seasoning I fricken love her! Malliotakis doesn’t think for herself and voted against certif...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Funny Trump cut off funding to the Palestinians and it seemed to be pretty quiet over there. Biden kicks them 200 million and all of a sudden they can afford rockets to shoot over to Israel. But you know Orange man = BAD. Senile old man = GOOD. Huh? They have been actively stockpiling (and building...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Hamas are terrorists. That is why they are acting out now. They are not diplomats. They are not caring about families, or futures, or how to make the situation better. They are not making a plan to win the "struggle". They are looking to hurt others. So don't complain about Israel's Respo...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

It is though, just as the ones we have in the US. Ones which have years of racism, oppression , and inconsistencies behind it. It was still winding through the court system. The riots that resulted were horrible, but they were a police matter and legal matter and the UN and others could work to poi...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

You are confusing the legal issue in Jerusalem, and riots that resulted, with the rocket attacks from Hamas. if you are willing to fight for your own life, then go for it. Just make sure you aren't aiming missiles at innocent people in other countries with better weapons. It's not a mere 'legal' is...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

If the Palestinians have the ability to allow Hamas to indiscriminately fire rockets into Israel, who is to say Israel doesn't have the right to indiscriminately take land in court cases? To fix the direction of the discussion, the attitudes must change by those being oppressed. We all remember how...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Overly simplistic. If the Israeli's have something to live for they will fight to keep it. The BDS ignores the fact that Israel has to fight back against the rocket attacks. And for those trying to gloss it over, these aren't Molotov cocktails coming in from the Gaza strip these are 15-20 foot long...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Well if you look at the history of the UN, the UNSC P5 has avoided many a problem that the General Assembly would have created, imagine the chaos when the Soviet Bloc was a thing, the non-aligned movement, third world bloc etc etc where the majority are more influenced by wanting to make political ...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ron DeSantis 2024
Replies: 35
Views: 1157

Re: Ron DeSantis 2024

Cue the anti-conservative sentiment. Biden is a train wreck, and we all knew it. Orange man says mean things. Plugs says things that don't make sense. DeSantis is doing well in Florida, despite all the made up crap that he gets slandered with. Any specific examples of trains off-rail to cite, or ju...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ron DeSantis 2024
Replies: 35
Views: 1157

Re: Ron DeSantis 2024

Oh boy, these threads are always fun. And is it just me or does DeSantis have this little game going where random people on the internet just drop his name and say “They’ve got a great governor!” I grew up just up the road in Georgia and spent many a summer in Florida, and lived there myself a bit ...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Would a Security Council resolution be needed to send in peacekeepers. What if Israel says 'no' It's not Israel that is the problem - they are not a permanent member of the UNSC. A resolution would be needed, and it is unlikely the US would vote yes. Even if there is a majority of votes on the UNSC...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ron DeSantis 2024
Replies: 35
Views: 1157

Re: Ron DeSantis 2024

I’m calling it here first, Ron DeSantis, current governor of the incredible state of Florida will be #47 for the United States. He's at 57% with independents in FL, and that's after a big rise in the last month. Extrapolate that out nationally and he'll need to do a lot better to capture independen...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 48
Views: 2173

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Meanwhile, approximately two months after investing $1 billion in Bitcoin, Tesla says they will suspend accepting the currency due to energy consumption concerns. Draw your own conclusions. LOL how long before the pumpers and pushers all over the internet realize they just helped Musk get himself o...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 9913

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

https://www.mag2.com/p/news/496666 Unconfirmed rumor: If Japan decided not to host the Olympic single-sidedly, Japan will need to pay the International Olympic Committee 120 Billion Yen or 1.2 Billion USD compensation, with over half of this amount being Comcast's NBC Universal's US exclusive broad...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 9596

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

CDC says fully vaccinated people don't need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settings says: Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face mask or stay 6 feet away from others in most settings, whether outdoors or indoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in ...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 9913

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

https://www.mag2.com/p/news/496666 Unconfirmed rumor: If Japan decided not to host the Olympic single-sidedly, Japan will need to pay the International Olympic Committee 120 Billion Yen or 1.2 Billion USD compensation, with over half of this amount being Comcast's NBC Universal's US exclusive broad...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 48
Views: 2173

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Meanwhile, approximately two months after investing $1 billion in Bitcoin, Tesla says they will suspend accepting the currency due to energy consumption concerns. Draw your own conclusions. LOL how long before the pumpers and pushers all over the internet realize they just helped Musk get himself o...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 14, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Would a Security Council resolution be needed to send in peacekeepers. What if Israel says 'no' It's not Israel that is the problem - they are not a permanent member of the UNSC. A resolution would be needed, and it is unlikely the US would vote yes. Even if there is a majority of votes on the UNSC...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 13, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

It's hard for the forces that are working towards that to keep it going, when Hamas keeps launching rockets and other attacks with no response from the governing forces within Gaza. It is a viscous cycle that has to stop, and the Israeli's are going to protect the citizens that aren't firing the ro...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 13, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Looking at it from one side ignores the realities of a lot of items that occurred over many decades and even centuries. However as stated, there are both sides that have factions that want to destroy the other side. We took a big step backwards in the last 4 years when the US foreign policy backed ...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 13, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

The fighting has to stop and negotiations have to occur, but until the Palestinians actually sit at the table to work out a real two state solution, it won't happen. Israel has to as well ,but with Hamas leading the charge, the Palestinians are still pushing for their own one state solution. Fatah ...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 13, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Meanwhile, in Crazytown (Newsmax TV), one of their hosts has American Jews in a ruckus over his insinuation that Israel is our 'home country' and we must oppose Biden's response to the situation. How about...no? Jewish is not a nationality. https://www.mediamatters.org/grant-stinchfield/newsmax-host...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 13, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 170
Views: 6534

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

https://merip.org/palestine-israel-primer/
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par13del wrote:
What is happening on the West Bank, why is Israel not dropping bombs there and getting troops ready to invade, is this only restricted to the Gaza strip and if so why, where is Hezbollah in all this?


This may help you get up to speed:

https://merip.org/palestine-israel-primer/

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