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by Aaron747
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 31
Views: 1128

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

I'm proud to be a new Floridian, and a big part of why is because of Ron DeSantis and his incredible leadership that he has shown. I love having a governor who has banned Critical Race Theory from being taught in public schools here, has made it clear that our state supports our police officers, ke...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

It appears that most of Europe is afraid of pissing off the Chinese. I know it's slightly more complicated than that, but not much. Of course, the power of Europe isn't what it once was. https://www.yahoo.com/news/internet-reportedly-shut-off-g7-202736064.html Gotta be able to sell BMW/Mercedes/Aud...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

It appears that most of Europe is afraid of pissing off the Chinese. I know it's slightly more complicated than that, but not much. Of course, the power of Europe isn't what it once was. https://www.yahoo.com/news/internet-reportedly-shut-off-g7-202736064.html Gotta be able to sell BMW/Mercedes/Aud...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 42
Views: 1453

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Absolutely shocking what happened to Eriksen, hope he makes a full recovery. Football wise,congrats to Finlandon their 1-0 victory. Wales 1 Switzerland 1. Belgium 3 Russia 0. Belgium looking good without KdB. Horrible to watch but not that shocking. This is fairly common in marathon runners and ath...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border

We tried wasting the Pentagon's money, and it didn't work, so let's try wasting Texas' money instead! Gotta close that boondoggle gap with California somehow. 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 ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 33
Views: 1436

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I’m so old I remember when the last Democratic administration did some of the same stuff. Every leaker who talks “on condition of anonymity because they’re not authorized to comment” should shut up. They’re not authorized for a reason, up against the wall. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

what I noticed with tech is, typically the quality goes up every year and the price goes down every year. Televisions for example. Phones, computers, light bulbs. The biggest myth out there is you need to spend a lot of money to get good technology. the Hyundai Elantra has probably the best technol...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation
Replies: 138
Views: 8177

Re: Latest in the California High Speed Rail Saga: Single-Track Operation

Biden released money to the CA HSR effort today: Biden restores $929 million for California high-speed rail withheld by Trump And here's another projected US HSR map, from Pedestrian Observations : https://pedestrianobservations.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/hsrbutpretty.png I'd recommend that site a...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 33
Views: 1436

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I’m so old I remember when the last Democratic administration did some of the same stuff. Every leaker who talks “on condition of anonymity because they’re not authorized to comment” should shut up. They’re not authorized for a reason, up against the wall. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 33
Views: 1436

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I suspect many Congress members, their staff and family members will have to get 'burner phones'. This is disgusting, obscene, unconstitutional and even if leaks, they don't go to the level of needing such a level of investigation. Trump is scared of the truth leaking out of his corruption, especia...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 33
Views: 1436

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I suspect many Congress members, their staff and family members will have to get 'burner phones'. This is disgusting, obscene, unconstitutional and even if leaks, they don't go to the level of needing such a level of investigation. Trump is scared of the truth leaking out of his corruption, especia...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WH To Reverse Trump Decision on Alaska's Tongass National Forest
Replies: 0
Views: 119

WH To Reverse Trump Decision on Alaska's Tongass National Forest

Huge win for environmental and indigenous rights here - the Biden WH has announced it will stop the previous administration's effort to remove protections for the Tongass National Forest. The Trump WH had argued it was necessary to revive the timber industry in southeast Alaska and would have neglig...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 28
Views: 1293

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

Dingbat, but Hank Johnson takes the cake in my book. You have to follow that up though ! Johnson was the congressional rep who voiced his concern during budget hearings that the island of Guam would capsize if you put too many troops on one side of it.. Gohmert continues a fine tradition of dumbass...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 33
Views: 1436

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

Insane. Plus Bill Barr now wants us to believe he had ‘no knowledge’ of these activities while also running sign-offs at his desk level for investigations into 2020 candidates. Nuts.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 31
Views: 1128

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

If you're coming from California I would strongly encourage you to rent before you make such a big leap. Unless you've spent a few summers in Florida or neighboring states, you've no idea what you're in for in terms of heat and humidity. California has nothing remotely close. Meanwhile get comforta...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 31
Views: 1128

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

Michigan has some of the worst coronavirus numbers in the country while having some of the strictest Covid restrictions and is lagging well behind the rest of the country in reopening. Michigan also had the 2nd highest unemployment rate in the country at 23.6 in April 2020 (Nevada had the highest d...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead

c933103 wrote:
There's need to balance the consideration between local environment and global environment?


Given the challenges facing Native American communities, that expectation is a bit too high.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 277
Views: 19263

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Agreed on all points, but the primary discussion here is the reality that vaccine uptake is not reaching required thresholds fast enough. Aggressive variants are on the loose and the vaccine resistant crowd still consists of millions who will overwhelm the healthcare system again without mitigation...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8375

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

This is an assumption on your part. For all we know, Bastian's take on the voting law resulted from internal discussions with black DAL employees from management on down, not from response to SJWs on social media. It was an assumption on CNN's part too then: "Critics of the law quickly attacke...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 277
Views: 19263

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

So what do we do then? Stay home and live in fear for the rest of our lives? Fortunately or unfortunately, fear is irrelevant. This is about socioeconomic functions being able to run smoothly without interruptions. Those interruptions to socio-economic functions are directly linked to fear, as demo...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 277
Views: 19263

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

How exactly have we been “caught with our pants down?” I truly believe that our curves would look the same, if not worse, if we had the variants or not. Possibly worse, since without the variants, the governments wouldn’t have that scare tactic available to them. Wait until next wave. You cannot be...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 277
Views: 19263

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Wait until next wave. You cannot beat a R0-6 VOC just with vaccination. Period. As some one said, CDC guidance is fan fiction based on meta analysis, not public health guidance based on detailed scientific studies. Vaccination rates are not going to hit 70% in at least 15 states in the US...anytime...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8375

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Maybe, but nothing CFA does affects it's customers, yet what Delta does can affect the outcome of our elections if Delta's well publicized position of not wanting voter id requirements prevails. Georgia already had voter ID requirements before their Jim Crow style law was passed. And CFA board givi...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 277
Views: 19263

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

How exactly have we been “caught with our pants down?” I truly believe that our curves would look the same, if not worse, if we had the variants or not. Possibly worse, since without the variants, the governments wouldn’t have that scare tactic available to them. Wait until next wave. You cannot be...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 28
Views: 1293

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

People used to be ashamed of their ignorance and tried to cover it up. Now, they seem to embrace it and be proud of it. I'll tell you what's as scary as this moron in a position of some authority - there are lots of people who keep voting for him . It’s heroic to them, after all, anti-intellectuali...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate
Replies: 28
Views: 1293

Re: Louie Gohmert's idea to fix climate

Even if we *could* reposition the moon, why would the USFS or USBLM be doing it? :lol:

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 683

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

Aesma wrote:
BTW her main critique was that Islam and the Koran are full of violence.

The response she got ? Death threats.

Way to prove her point.


The people who responded that way to her aren't exactly high watt bulbs.

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 4961

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

I hope business starts to leave Texas! We need them to stand against all the discriminatory rhetoric and policy coming out of Texas. I will do my part my part by not visiting states like Texas. It was great to see MLB leave GA over their policies. We need to see the same happen in Texas. Texas and ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 683

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

In the US would "everything go" under freedom of speech, or would either group face consequences ? Has there been any similar court case ? Government cannot limit speech in the US, whether it's about a group or individual, *unless* that speech directly incites violence. So the American le...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 77
Views: 9495

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

Francoflier wrote:
VMCA787 wrote:
Thank you for your opinion. We agree to disagree. My guess is the majority of your time if not all is in an Airbus.


About 60% Boeing, 40% Airbus so far.


If memory serves, you were quite fond of flying the B744 in all aspects other than climb performance.

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 277
Views: 19263

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Well, the health authority finally put out a warning for the area where my relative works. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/health-department-delta-variant-formally-known-as-inida-variant-spreading-rapidly-in-mesa-county/ar-AAKSBYa?ocid=BingNewsSearch Erre... Hospital ramped up end of May a...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 4961

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

I hope business starts to leave Texas! We need them to stand against all the discriminatory rhetoric and policy coming out of Texas. I will do my part my part by not visiting states like Texas. It was great to see MLB leave GA over their policies. We need to see the same happen in Texas. MLB didn't...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 29
Views: 1832

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has to claim this because it is her only chance of overcoming an at-will-employment firing . Being a woman is not a protected class, though. This woman is clearly off-kilter somehow, IMO, but it raises a larger question about at-will employment and how the imbalance of power continues in which ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead

It was a bad idea from the start. TC did not really do their due diligence on the proposed routings and that set them up for environmental and cultural opposition from day one.

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 29
Views: 1832

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has to claim this because it is her only chance of overcoming an at-will-employment firing . Being a woman is not a protected class, though. This woman is clearly off-kilter somehow, IMO, but it raises a larger question about at-will employment and how the imbalance of power continues in which ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters
Replies: 40
Views: 2365

Re: Upcoming Pentagon Report to Congress on US Military UFO/UAP Encounters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcH5nuqa-0w
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Another banger of an interview with Elizondo. This guy is turning out to be not only a great patriot, but a scientific pacesetter of sorts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcH5nuqa-0w

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 29
Views: 1832

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has maybe half a case, because if she were a different race the incident would not have gone viral. But do I feel bad for her? Not at all. She was such a textbook Karen here, threatening use of police as an instrument of violence. She knows what she did here, and she said it on tape. IIRC the g...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 29
Views: 1832

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has maybe half a case, because if she were a different race the incident would not have gone viral. But do I feel bad for her? Not at all. She was such a textbook Karen here, threatening use of police as an instrument of violence. She knows what she did here, and she said it on tape. IIRC the g...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8976

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

johns624 wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
Maybe if both parties would quit interfering and properly fund them, they could actually handle them all.
I admire your optimism! :D


I’m not optimistic. We just sat through four years where unpatriotic fans of POTUS regularly claimed FBI is corrupt and not to be trusted. Shameful.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8976

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Like I said, maybe the FBI needs to hire more help if they have such a backlog. They can't keep you detained indefinitely on the side of the road if they pull you over and want to do a background check. As to why cops fire multiple times--a 9mm handgun, the most popular among police, has around 350...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Operation Trojan Shield
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Operation Trojan Shield

cjg225 wrote:
Raise your hand if you thought this topic was going to be about rubbers.

*raises hand*


Definitely my first thought and the reason I opened the thread :lol:

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-Muslim Attacker Kills 4 in Ontario
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Anti-Muslim Attacker Kills 4 in Ontario

Road rage with a dose of supremacist hate, how nice. Will be curious to see how active he was online with Stormfront and the like.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 29
Views: 1832

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

I wonder if Templeton would have fired her if she was black and the guy was a different race. If there was cause, then absolutely - policy is policy. I was involved in the termination of a guy a few years back who violated data handling policy. A female colleague was receiving anonymous phone calls...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 29
Views: 1832

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

While her actions were idiotic, I'm not sure that race was even an issue. What I mean is, she was in the wrong to have her dog off the leash and somebody telling her to do it is not a threat. However, her mentioning the man's race could've been seen as a descriptor in case he actually committed a c...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 29
Views: 1832

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

Last year, a white woman called the police after a gay Black man asked her to put her dog on a leash in the Ramble area of New York City's Central Park, where off leash dogs are prohibited. The gay Black man's video of the white woman's confrontational behavior went viral, and she was fired by her ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 8976

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Sporting guns are completely different than WMDs that NRA and other gun "fanatics" support. I have never owned a gun but I am all for personal protection. If you need 50 rounds a minute to feel secure, maybe you should see a therapist. One is all it takes. If you need to pop off 50 rounds...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8375

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Nothing has changed. You just give them a pass because it doesn't affect you . Chick-fil-A is under attack over its CEO's ties to a Christian charity accused of trying to squash proposed LGBTQ protections. https://www.businessinsider.com/chick-fil-a-ties-to-anti-equality-act-efforts-explained-2021-...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NRT vs HND
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: NRT vs HND

I believe you can find your answers by looking at a map of greater Tokyo.

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by Aaron747
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 277
Views: 19263

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Yahoo Finance YouTube Houston Methodist sued over COVID-19 vaccine mandate, raising questions of employee rights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n52z4bnn0t8 No matter the "good" intentions... Taking Experimental drugs should not be a requirement to have a job. Most companies agree. Howeve...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 893

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

D-Day turned to the tide. While the war was truly fought on the Eastern front, having to pull a third of the divisions off to fight on the Western front changed the momentum. I don't understand dismissing films that accurately show the horror of war. Saving private Ryan really showed the uncertaint...

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