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by Aaron747
Sun May 22, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Bush Jr.'s venture into Irak was not justified in any mean as Saddam had essentially been neutered and was posing no obvious threat to the US or its neighbors. The US and allies had zero business being in Irak in 2003 and there was nothing left to do. You could even easily argue that the 03 invasio...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 21, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Previous Travel History
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Previous Travel History

But your passport should show when you entered the next country after the US. I live in the UK and they do not stamp your passport Entering You don't need to have a stamp showing when you entered the UK; just look at the stamp showing when you exited a foreign country. Unless you find another stamp...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 21, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI
Replies: 24
Views: 1158

Re: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI

Both campaigns were incredibly dirty and staffed by some with totally questionable ethics. Both campaigns? It seems that you're buying into the whataboutism. This latest story about the election staff giving the NYT the lead to possible connection between Trump and Alpha bank is a big nothing. Ther...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 21, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI
Replies: 24
Views: 1158

Re: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI

Seems like a very specific claim that's being litigated here, and one that has almost nothing to do with what Trump and company may have actually been up to. Very true, I wonder what's Biden DOJ waiting to go after Trump, because as you say he was really into something. Its going to be 2 years and ...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 21, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI
Replies: 24
Views: 1158

Re: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI

Both campaigns were incredibly dirty and staffed by some with totally questionable ethics. Par for the course in 2016.

Rick Gates, Manafort, Bannon etc should have had to share a cell with Podesta until all cried uncle.

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by Aaron747
Fri May 20, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 11923

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Well, that didn't take long, When Elon was seen as chief Climate Change Spokesman, he could walk on water. Say some mean things about he left and now his a sex predictor. So predictable. What in the world is a sex predictor? Now there is a future product worth billion$!! Sure beats asking the 8-bal...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 20, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8171

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

I think what Singapore hit on was if people know there are draconian punishments most people's behaviors change. What we are doing is not working. The other option is allowing unlimited legal drug use and guns for everyone - but isn't that what we pretty much have now? Not even close to what we hav...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 20, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The lost decade of the world?
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: The lost decade of the world?

How to prevent the world from repeating experience, extending the lost decade to become lost decades? Roll back the increasingly-draconian and commerce-prohibitive environmental regulations. Your statement is emotional and irrelevant. Ireland has the most strict environmental policies of anyone on ...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 20, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 11923

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Not for nothing, but skeletons starting to emerge from Elon’s closet. He paid a SpaceX employee $250K to stay quiet about exposing himself to her on the company jet in 2016. https://www.engadget.com/elon-musk-spacex-sexual-miisconduct-230458875.html Skeletons? its pretty obvious whats going on. You...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 20, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 11923

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Not for nothing, but skeletons starting to emerge from Elon’s closet. He paid a SpaceX employee $250K to stay quiet about exposing himself to her on the company jet in 2016. https://www.engadget.com/elon-musk-spacex-sexual-miisconduct-230458875.html 0.000125% of his fortune. But sure, tell me inequ...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 20, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 11923

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

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Not for nothing, but skeletons starting to emerge from Elon’s closet. He paid a SpaceX employee $250K to stay quiet about exposing himself to her on the company jet in 2016.

https://www.engadget.com/elon-musk-spac ... 58875.html

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by Aaron747
Fri May 20, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8171

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Maybe having those draconian rules keeps a multi-cultural society in order. Do you still get caned if you vandalize something? I'm kinda for that too.


Perhaps so, but repealing the 8th amendment is a pretty tall order.

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2797

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

Please tell me how you intend to "address" this unspecified minority group (and don't flatter yourself. If I said that a minority I won't name controls the banking system and rules the world in secret while rubbing their hands maliciously, the fact that I didn't actually say anybody's nam...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8171

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Hey since what we (the US) is doing ain't working, I suggest we look at how one of the most advanced city/states deals with these issues - Singapore. Guess who doesn't have these problems like we do? Singapore. From Google - "First of all, Singapore has one of the strictest gun-control laws in...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar 787 badly damaged by lightning
Replies: 26
Views: 7240

Re: Jetstar 787 badly damaged by lightning

The effects of lightning can be very random. On this aircraft, the lightning protection system worked, as the goal is to protect the aircraft systems. There is damage to the outer skin, probably due to heating of the conductive and outermost layers. The heat is what causes the holes to develop. It ...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8171

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

So the logical thing is to do nothing? We can't expand background checks because it won't work? A lot of expense for very little efficacy. The logical thing is to aggressively dismantle organized crime, the illegal gun trade, and the illicit drug trade that fuels it all. But America's an illogical ...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

W wasn't a bad president, IMO. In fact, he was one of my favorites. The Iraq war was a blunder, but that was caused IMO by faulty intelligence....I can't necessarily blame the POTUS if he was given bad info and was acting in good faith. W's actions in the aftermath of 9/11 and his unifying of the c...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 'Good Riddance' to WC-135
Replies: 11
Views: 1670

Re: 'Good Riddance' to WC-135

This was my favorite quote...wow. :lol:

Moses said it forced everyone on board to bring their A game, and each flight became a challenge to “find new ways to fly an unsafe flight safely back to base.”

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

How many books are we up to from Trump hires that have now told us what a dumb, insane crackpot he is? Seems like every month there's a new cabinet member hocking a tell all. The best people. Even though we've known that for decades but gotta sell those books... :roll: His WH generated hardly any r...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

I read from you directly without citing sources when you were 'speculating' on a certain ailment 45 had based on his speech and his manners when he was in the WH. Without no proof just supposition and speculation. Now you are telling me to be emphatic about someone's 'condition'. I was sharing conc...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

I read from you directly without citing sources when you were 'speculating' on a certain ailment 45 had based on his speech and his manners when he was in the WH. Without no proof just supposition and speculation. Now you are telling me to be emphatic about someone's 'condition'. I was sharing conc...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Interesting, I did not know you were an expert in speech impediment. If you are, saying Putin can make a 'minor incursion' into Ukraine and probably nothing happens, that sounds to me and to anyone as a gaffe and a slip. A lot of words in that quotation. But this administration apologists are getti...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8171

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

We need to reverse course, and establish Mental Institutions to house and treat these miscreants. We did have those - but people didn't like paying for them, so they went private. Now there aren't enough. So now what? Who'll pay for that? There are likely tens of millions who would qualify for trea...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Nice straw man, never said anything about stutter. Its about all of his gaffes once he is out of the teleprompter. My citation shows exactly what I am talking about, that was a huge slip, that has cost lives. Elon Musk was even making fun of that. Not a straw man - those slips are part of the speec...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Of the century? Teleprompter Joe has become the laughingstock of this country. His slips are so common, no one even mentions them. One of the most damaging was: https://www.npr.org/2022/01/20/1074466148/biden-russia-ukraine-minor-incursion Days later, Putin invaded Ukraine. Hope your kids never end...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Of the century? Teleprompter Joe has become the laughingstock of this country. His slips are so common, no one even mentions them. One of the most damaging was: "I think what you're going to see is that Russia will be held accountable if it invades. And it depends on what it does. It's one thi...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

George Bush live in person saying: “ The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.” https://twitter.com/i/status/1527092111195226114 I still think that George Bush has done more damage to the US than has Donald Trump (so far). And his paintin...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 19, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

George Bush live in person saying: “ The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.” https://twitter.com/i/status/1527092111195226114 I still think that George Bush has done more damage to the US than has Donald Trump (so far). Well that expla...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 18, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8171

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Where was the good guy with a gun in El Paso? Aurora? Orlando? Sandy Hook? Parkland? Buffalo? Pittsburgh? Charleston? Law of probability. Also, Orlando, Sandy Hook, Parkland, Pittsburgh and Charleston happened in "no gun" zones where concealed carry is illegal. More guns = more deaths. Ad...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 18, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1267

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Same tired song and dance from Republicans: but... but.. but... CHICAGO!!! Maybe if we gave people bootstraps to pull themselves up by instead of taking away those bootstraps because they only want free stuff from the government, this might not happen as much? Maybe we try pouring money into educat...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 18, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8171

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

So the logical thing is to do nothing? We can't expand background checks because it won't work? A lot of expense for very little efficacy. The logical thing is to aggressively dismantle organized crime, the illegal gun trade, and the illicit drug trade that fuels it all. But America's an illogical ...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 18, 2022 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 428430

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

I find it interesting that the SCMP ran the story so quickly. I agree that maybe the Chinese want this floated in the press to see what the reaction is. Just my 2 Cents The SCMP is a Hong-Kong outlet owned by Alibaba. They have more freedom than much of the Chinese press. The comments have numerous...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 18, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 11923

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Avatar2go wrote:

I think Musk is a new phenomenon, essentially by exploiting social media within the business world, similar to how Trump was a new phenomenon by exploiting social media in the political world. We don't really have rules for that yet.


He is definitely well aware of that aspect too.

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2797

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

I just shared crime stats of India in another thread viz-a-vis the U.S. even though we have thrice the population of the U.S. in less than half the area compared to the U.S. https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/India/United-States/Crime Ooookay but crime stats for India are not really ...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2797

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

I just shared crime stats of India in another thread viz-a-vis the U.S. even though we have thrice the population of the U.S. in less than half the area compared to the U.S. https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/India/United-States/Crime Ooookay but crime stats for India are not really ...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US pilots age 65+
Replies: 59
Views: 7245

Re: US pilots age 65+

They would probably get more out of the old guys giving them nice training department contracts. Seems like lots of the major airlines have classroom and sim delays This could certainly be offered as an option but wouldn't work as a set thing, as there will undoubtedly be more over 65s than availab...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US pilots age 65+
Replies: 59
Views: 7245

Re: US pilots age 65+

They would probably get more out of the old guys giving them nice training department contracts. Seems like lots of the major airlines have classroom and sim delays This could certainly be offered as an option but wouldn't work as a set thing, as there will undoubtedly be more over 65s than availab...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2797

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

As the evergreen Onion article puts it: ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens. https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/1526219331503284224 There's an app for Rio called Fogo Cruzado, it tracks all the live shootings happening at the current time so you can avoid them o...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US pilots age 65+
Replies: 59
Views: 7245

Re: US pilots age 65+

airbazar wrote:
And it's not a misguided viewpoint. It's the future. It may not happen in our lifetimes but pilotless commercial aviation is going to happen.


Whether or not it's going to happen in the far future has no bearing on the discussion of retirement age limits in the present day.

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2797

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

pune wrote:
What I find funny and ironic is that at the same time if an American or multiple Americans are killed anywhere outside the U.S. it can become a diplomatic incident. While if is shot in the good old U.S. its an everyday occurence.


Yeah, wow....when you put it that way....

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2797

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

You ignore the fact that most crime and most gun crime is concentrated in urban areas in the United States. Telling people who live in the areas at greatest risk for crime that they don't need a way to defend themselves is out of touch. Telling the single mom with a restraining order out against he...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2797

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

Gang shootings aren't typically included because they often involve other gang members being shot and are easy to avoid if you aren't involved in a gang. Additionally, when people picture a "mass shooting", they typically picture something like what happened in Buffalo rather than two gan...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2797

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

Thoughts and prayers... bla bla... Right says you have laws enforce them. No changes whatsoever over my dead body to an AMENDMENT to the constitution. I have a right to keep any kind of weapon, stuff you. Moderates / left say - well the laws don't work so they need changing. You won't spend extra m...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Change is inevitable, always is. I'm as capitalist and conservative as they come, yet even I realize that nothing lasts forever and as we evolve as a species, so too does our way of life. Our current economic system has been great, its served us well (for the most part), but its usefulness is comin...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

The Great Reset makes the most sense, but the current crop of global billionaires would stand to lose too much to sign off.

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White woman sues school district; claims Critical Race Theory made son lazy
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: White woman sues school district; claims Critical Race Theory made son lazy

This story is really about dysfunctional parenting, not CRT.

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1267

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

The article did not describe any mass shootings - these were multiple gangland incidents with a single target or targets in a vehicle. Par for the course in bad neighborhoods. Gang violence is rarely random - learn the difference. The incidents cited in the OP were likely gang violence as well. So ...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1267

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Expanding the ATF? how about enforcing the current local and state laws. That would help. Law enforcement has been attacked for years, and the result is they stop policing and gangs have their way and do as they like in the streets. State and local police also do not have the resources to combat th...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1267

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Are you gonna correct the OP?, the shooting in Houston wasn't a random shooting neither. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Sheriff-2-dead-3-hospitalized-in-Houston-market-17174782.php And why are we normalizing gang violence? one person dead is one too many don't we agree? I didn’t s...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1267

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Its unfortunate. RIP to all. You missed the 33 shot and 5 killed in Chicago because of mass shootings too https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-weekend-violence-crime-police/11855997/ The article did not describe any mass shootings - these were multiple gangland incidents with a single target or...

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