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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Grooming is not about a short term forcible thing. It's much more sinister. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/grooming/ Of course grooming exists, and it is sinister. I just wonder if Ms Giuffre has been truthful in her testimony. She claims that her encounter with Andrew ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ghislaine- ... y-epstein/

Oh, but she was just under Jeff's spell or whatever...
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ghislaine- ... y-epstein/

Oh, but she was just under Jeff's spell or whatever...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Japan To Close All Borders To Foreign Travellers
Replies: 11
Views: 2543

Re: All Japan-bound flights are told to stop accept new booking until end of December

c933103 wrote:
Tickets that have already been booked will not be affected.


So it's mostly for show. Typical Japanese government windowdressing.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 56
Views: 1638

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Before you all get wind up about the gunlaws in the US, then there's this little anology: I think it is safe to assume that most in here are pro globalization and unrestricted free travel. But guess what, that way of life has just caused a global pandemic and millions of deaths, and numbers just ke...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 56
Views: 1638

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

What do you want to do? You can't attack rifles he used a handgun. About all you can do is pastors and religious leaders organized two prayer vigils, one at Kensington Church in Lake Orion and the other at LakePoint Community in Oxford, for the mourning survivors. A Mass was organized at St. Joseph...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 56
Views: 1638

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Well when the drive-by media plasters these shootings across news headlines for days on end, it's no wonder so many kids might have the idea of it in their head. So you think this is like the "playing video games make you do it" type of scenario? What happens if I watch countless fishing ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 56
Views: 1638

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

A reaction to bullying or social shunning. Rejection by a woman for a date. A relationship gone bad, bad grades. Mental health problems - any of those with access to a gun and access into the building with it and you end up with another mass deadly school shooting. The Santa Barbara affluenza shoot...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Look at the Windy app, lots of tailwind if you fly that northern track


Interesting..that’s pretty rare here. I guess the big low offshore from SEA was sucking everything toward it.

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

One should not be guilty by association, but given the history of some of these men when it comes to women/inappropriate behavior (Trump, Clinton, Spacey, Prince Andrew) you can't help but...wonder. Or at minimum, you can't blame people for wondering - notwithstanding that the article indicates no ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

johns624 wrote:
I still don't understand how she thought that she could hide at an estate in New Hampshire. Was she that stupid?


She thought between JE payoffs and JE being dead she would be okay...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 13
Views: 638

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

We should probably get a thread going for the trial of Jeffrey Epstein’s fixer/friend/partner in trafficking crime - Ghislaine Maxwell. Today they had one of Epstein’s pilots on the stand - he testified that among others, he saw Clinton, Trump, Prince Andrew, Kevin Spacey, Senator George Mitchell, a...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Why HAL3 went north before going back down to HNL?

It looks like all of the HNL bound flights from SoCal were doing that. There may have been an offshore USN exercise or something?

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 43
Views: 1319

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

FlapOperator wrote:
... a legislative body that isn't terribly enamored of its budgetary and bureaucratic oversight duties.


Get rid of lobbying and make all campaigns have to draw out of one pool of public funds - only the best ideas and messaging will prevail.

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 43
Views: 1319

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

I for one am quite happy to remain in a constitutional monarchy Curious what you see as the benefits to you, a regular citizen, having a litany of people on a very luxurious welfare account? How is that any different to the luxurious lifestyles afforded to most Presidents and there families around ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 43
Views: 1319

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

A101 wrote:
I for one am quite happy to remain in a constitutional monarchy


Curious what you see as the benefits to you, a regular citizen, having a litany of people on a very luxurious welfare account?

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Japanese overwing markings
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Japanese overwing markings

Red circle seems to be located near the registration. At least some US aircraft have us flag painted next to the registration; and given how Japanese flag looks like that may be an answer The Japanese carriers paint the hinomaru on the left wing top, and the registration number on the right wing to...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 2568

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

Whether or not an organization has political pressures does not obviously impact recommendations or probable cause findings based in scientific and technical inquiry. If you have specific evidence otherwise, let’s have it. So you think the 737 Rudder Hardover inquires were just a pure scientific an...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 2568

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

Certainly, but public attention doesn't drive the way NTSB investigates an accident, determines probable cause, or issues recommended mitigations. I agree with Aaron that using "outcome" regarding an accident is a little confusing, at least among this audience, since "public attentio...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4466

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Liberals only view things thru one lens. They don't see the bias of CNN and MSNBC ill say even FOX but at least FOX will try to show other viewpoints where the other two pretty much won't Equating CNN and MSNBC shows you have watched neither. Both CNN and MSNBC are hard left. MSNBC is harder, but t...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 2568

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

Cargo airlines are no less concerned about safety than passenger. Yes and no. It would be hard to argue the outcome of the Atlas 3591 accident wouldn't have been far different had the death count been 220+ vs. 3. Are you suggesting the probable cause or recommended mitigation would have differed? V...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 148
Views: 9012

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

I want to add to the man on the moon analogy. Good testing requires developing and then mass production of kits. The sequencing requires further equipment and training, so it will always be done on a limited basis. Exactly - this is why the fraudster founder of Theranos is now on trial. These are n...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13729

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Rittenhouse is a student at Arizona State University and 'left wing' student groups are demanding he be immediately be withdrawn out of the (state run) school due to his acts of violence. I am surprised more students haven't called for him to be expelled on public safety and political grounds. Cons...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oddities on the Flight Deck
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: Oddities on the Flight Deck

Do you plan on following up to replies in the MD-11 thread?

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 148
Views: 9012

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

I've always wondered why can we now detect exoplanets in faraway GALAXIES, catch minute traces of DNA in 100,000 year old fossilized bone, have machines that detect elementary particles which exist for merely just fractions of a plank second (and are a fraction the size of an atom), but we still ca...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight
Replies: 32
Views: 5004

Re: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight

I firmly believe that Cooper survived the jump. For starters, experts stated that the conditions that Cooper jumped into were no worse than many WWII aircrews jumped into and survived. Finally, a body, two chutes, and $200k in cash likely wouldn't have gone unnoticed with the massive search effort ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13729

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

If the police had been allowed to do their jobs, the rioting would have been quelled in 3-5 minutes. Maybe not 3-5 minutes but yes your point is taken. The first night can always be semi-understood if a protest turns into a riot (depends on pre-planning, notice etc) but a second night is unforgivea...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 148
Views: 9012

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

The problems in Europe is that their vaccination numbers are too low and unless you get to 80-90% of everyone you are going to get a surge. Isn't that odd? The epidemiologists told us the vaccine rates would be key to living with this, and the Singapore data and your local experience in Ontario bea...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 188
Views: 6873

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

You have to laugh about all this climate stuff going around, they talk about reducing fossil fuels and the EU are praised for using biomass, but we get hammered in the UK for doing exactly that using biomass for fuel https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/boris-johnson-e2-80-99s-tree-planting-strate...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 39
Views: 2584

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

One of the worst interviews I have ever seen - CNN's Christiane Amanpour with IOC VP Dick Pound on the IOC's video call with Peng Shuai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSVFFG_wQts Just watched a Youtube video regarding this which possibly answers the question that I have had for some time - why wo...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Cruise Mach at Cost Index 300
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: 787 Cruise Mach at Cost Index 300

Wow, that's a pretty brazen ops approach - how did they think the union wouldn't notice what was up? (or plain didn't care...)

Also...the young feller who wrote that article should work on his punctuation.

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 39
Views: 2584

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSVFFG_wQts
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One of the worst interviews I have ever seen - CNN's Christiane Amanpour with IOC VP Dick Pound on the IOC's video call with Peng Shuai:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSVFFG_wQts

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 2568

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

safer I have to say this is one of my biggest pet peeves with discussions about safety. I feel like there are way too many questions of the form “Is XYZ safe” - as if there is a “Safe-o-meter” that can give any sort of sensible answer to that question. Safety is a culture that needs to permeate des...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1612

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Virtual737 wrote:
Is mail stil a thing? Is Mastercard still a thing?

Mods, this thread seems to have been bumped from 1978.


LOL we would have been on Usenet then...(OK it started up one year later)

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4466

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

What made them violent? Maybe we should focus on that perhaps? Locking people up isn't going to make them "see the light", in fact I believe there are tons of studies that prove that if you turn a man into an animal, they act like an animal. Human society will be judged not on how high it...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie
Replies: 43
Views: 6164

Re: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie

Neal going to the Marathon Rental Car counter is one of my favorites :lol:

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4466

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

All violent men and boys should be in jail at all times imo. What made them violent? Maybe we should focus on that perhaps? Locking people up isn't going to make them "see the light", in fact I believe there are tons of studies that prove that if you turn a man into an animal, they act li...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4466

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Not sure that's an example of a law enforcement best practice - firing at a moving target at a fast-developing scene where many children are present? Just a tad risky, no? I recall early reports that at least one shot was fired at the vehicle by a police officer but that may have been incorrect. It...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4466

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Brooks will end up in jail for the rest of his life upon conviction at trial or a plea deal for his manslaughter of what is now 6 persons and attempted manslaughter for many others. He is being held under an amount of bail and social pressure on prosecutors and the courts that will make it impossib...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4466

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

So, this should have been the case re: Nick Sandmann and MSNBC, CNN, et al, right? Sandmann didn’t exercise empathy either. Irresponsible reporting does not excuse his behavior. Sandmann didn't begin 'the conversation.' He and his group were waiting for a bus and were being targeted with racist tau...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight
Replies: 32
Views: 5004

Re: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight

Photo comment: Amazing how oily and dirty PAA engines always seemed in comparison to other US carriers of the period... DB Cooper comment: I'm still not sure what to think after the HBO special that aired last year. There are compelling stories involving some related individuals and some that were ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11310

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

The DA said she suspected it was a strategy to establish error in the trial for later appeal. Not sure I get it - I'm not a lawyer, but there's got to be some rule against doing your own case wrong so you can appeal the result later? I'm not sure either, but I think the defense was trying to someho...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight
Replies: 32
Views: 5004

Re: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight

Photo comment: Amazing how oily and dirty PAA engines always seemed in comparison to other US carriers of the period... DB Cooper comment: I'm still not sure what to think after the HBO special that aired last year. There are compelling stories involving some related individuals and some that were c...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11310

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Glad this trial is over with. I highly suspect the defense attorney, made such racist remarks, in order to get his clients convicted. He probably couldn't stomach them as well. He had a public Facebook page that showed he didn't have a racist bone in him. Yet at the trial all of sudden he made raci...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA

Do these applications get fast-tracked? I can tell you USCIS is severely backed up - many work permit renewals are running a year or more behind schedule.

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 2568

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

My father was friends with a CEO of a major airline. They were visiting each other once and I heard the CEO say: "Safety is about how many fatalities we can suffer in a year and still convince the traveling public that we are "safe." I was surprised by his comment which seemed to me ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11310

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

MSNBC and Joy Reid still are not happy even with the verdict going their way. Forget MSNBC nonsense. Decent people everywhere are just unhappy that lynchings are still a thing in 2021. Lynchings? Really? What these clowns in Georgia did was wrong and they are going away for it. This isn't the 1960s...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 7333

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

It ended in 1999 but was revived in April 2001 and ran until September 2001. The final routing in 2001 was LAX-HKG-DEL-LHR-IAD-LAX in both directions. UA1/2. UA 1/2 operated as LAX-JFK-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX-JFK, not via IAD. The JFK-LHR-DEL-HKG sectors were flown on a 767-300ER (as well as HKG-DEL-LHR-JF...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4466

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I would advise folks like him: "You stop learning when you begin every conversation from a place of politics. You start learning when you begin every conversation from a place of empathy." So, this should have been the case re: Nick Sandmann and MSNBC, CNN, et al, right? Sandmann didn’t e...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4466

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I would advise folks like him: "You stop learning when you begin every conversation from a place of politics. You start learning when you begin every conversation from a place of empathy." So, this should have been the case re: Nick Sandmann and MSNBC, CNN, et al, right? Liberals only vie...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13729

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

They didn't shove a gun in anyone's face, stop making shit up. What do you mean "people like you?" It is racist of you to assume that if I see a black person running I assume he committed a crime. In this case he got what he deserved. He was witnessed casing out a house, was confronted an...

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