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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

That is not virtue signaling, it's empathy. Empathy would have been simply addressing the pain her family and friends must be feeling at a time like this, or the family of the boyfriend. Not grousing how her race or physical appearance are what drew attention to her plight. The post you are referri...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

Is it? I read on some forums where some western people are more than happy to defend the Putin regime as legitimate and point to the elections, quite naively of course. But there you go, fake elections work with some. Certain right wing figures here in the US praise him on the regular - I would hav...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

My eyes just rolled so hard my wife and kids are looking for them on the floor. I hope the dogs didn't get them... Very hard-hearted. How can you readily dismiss the pain of so many right here in our country? I'm not. I'm dismissing your incredibly biased, virtue-signaling take on the situation. Bi...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 37
Views: 1074

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I’d like to heave on the UK/AUS/NZ/CA border and claim I’m seeking asylum as an American. Wouldn’t get me far.


Nope as a Yankee have to buy your way in unless you’re an MD, AI tech or civil engineering specialist. $800K for Australia and $3 million for NZ on HNW investor visa.

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

I firmly believe he is the anti-christ. He has single-handedly ruined music. (For those not in the know: the next time you see someone drop a fork on the floor on a reality-TV show accompanied by a MIDI-programmed 300 piece orchestra, 60 timpanies, 100 foot bass drums going to 15 Hz in surround, ev...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 37
Views: 1074

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Of course in other countries, it is much simpler. Canada and Australia can only be entered by foreigners via air. That does make things much simpler. They would be in the same boat if they shared a complex border with a complex developing country where government functions poorly outside the capita...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

This was almost two weeks ago but deserves a mention - the Sackler family, of Purdue Pharma infamy for pushing OxyContin, reached an agreement in federal court where they secured total immunity from future lawsuits by victims of the opioid crisis. They will pay restitution of up to $4.5B and sell ho...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 37
Views: 1074

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

I am kind of wondering, why is it that Black or Brown people want to illegally cross the border into a country that is systematically racist and full of white supremacist. Don't quite understand if the same people that promulgate this, in fact allow this to happen when they always remind us how bad...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

Is it? I read on some forums where some western people are more than happy to defend the Putin regime as legitimate and point to the elections, quite naively of course. But there you go, fake elections work with some. Certain right wing figures here in the US praise him on the regular - I would hav...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 37
Views: 1074

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

I am kind of wondering, why is it that Black or Brown people want to illegally cross the border into a country that is systematically racist and full of white supremacist. Don't quite understand if the same people that promulgate this, in fact allow this to happen when they always remind us how bad...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

FBI is executing a search warrant at the Laundrie house and local cops are apparently not searching a nearby reserve anymore https://twitter.com/brianentin/status/1439990513806024704?s=21 The car at the nature preserve seems like a decoy to me. That’s a good bet - weren’t the parents shuttling it b...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

https://twitter.com/brianentin/status/1 ... 24704?s=21
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FBI is executing a search warrant at the Laundrie house and local cops are apparently not searching a nearby reserve anymore

https://twitter.com/brianentin/status/1 ... 24704?s=21

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 37
Views: 1074

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

casinterest wrote:
The other question is why other countries are allowing these people to keep pushing north.


They have their own problems - stopping migrant flow would be a huge drain on resources that are already stretched thin.

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

What I find somewhat damning is that he took her car and drove 2000+ miles. I also don't understand (not just in this case) how someone could get so enraged at someone that they supposedly love, that they kill them. It's so much easier to turn around and say "See ya!". That's just it, we ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

The pretense is long gone. Is it? I read on some forums where some western people are more than happy to defend the Putin regime as legitimate and point to the elections, quite naively of course. But there you go, fake elections work with some. Certain right wing figures here in the US praise him o...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Sorry but I have attended several symposia on the implicit beauty bias in media (it is useful to organizations trying to reduce hiring bias) and this is a well-studied aspect of violent crime reporting in general. Our media are incentivized to focus on the stories that will sustain attention, and t...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Yes this nation has a problem, has had a problem for many years and it is ingrained in the culture. But that is not expressly what is happening here. Sorry but I have attended several symposia on the implicit beauty bias in media (it is useful to organizations trying to reduce hiring bias) and this...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

There are also many white women who are reported missing who never make the news, either. That article also doesn't differentiate between missing because they ran away,etc., and missing and presumed murdered, like this case. Exactly. As I said, it's very unfortunate that the media will only focus o...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Once again, a White European descendant woman gets more attention from people and the media than Indigenous and other than White European persons. My eyes just rolled so hard my wife and kids are looking for them on the floor. I hope the dogs didn't get them... Very hard-hearted. How can you readil...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

While there has been massive attention to searching for and likely finding the body of Gabby Petitio in Wyoming as well as one underway in a swampy nature preserve-park for the boyfriend in Florida, some Native American groups in WY have brought up allegation of over 700 children and young adults, ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 37
Views: 1074

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

U.S. removes migrants from Texas border camp, begins flights to Haiti [Article includes pictures] https://www.reuters.com/world/us/migrants-flown-out-texas-border-city-after-thousands-cross-rio-grande-2021-09-19/ https://apnews.com/article/health-mexico-texas-caribbean-immigration-56f1f0093039e2a43...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4725

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

And which law says that the armed forces can ignore a direct order by the president? Rule 916(d) in the Manual for Courts Martial ...It is a defense to any offense that the accused was acting pursuant to orders unless the accused knew the orders to be unlawful or a person of ordinary sense and unde...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Let's hope this was the last war crime in this 20 year long invasion. I don't see any chance of those responsible standing trial (although that's what the US expects others to do for some reason), but maybe they will at least give compensation to families of the dead and injured. Btw, looks like th...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Let's hope this was the last war crime in this 20 year long invasion. I don't see any chance of those responsible standing trial (although that's what the US expects others to do for some reason), but maybe they will at least give compensation to families of the dead and injured. Btw, looks like th...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

One has to consider the quality of the 'intelligence' and analysis used to determine who to attack. I think sometimes the USA's intelligence is give false info to make us look bad. Perhaps a family or tribe wants to get revenge on another family or tribe for some slight or a power play so gets the ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
WaPo is reporting a body matching her description has been found.


Now the question is will Brian be snuffed out somewhere or has he decided to pack it in?

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I'll never forget the first day of 1st grade for my kiddo; on the wall are the occupations the kids in the class said they wanted to be when they grew up. A doctor. A police officer. A marine biologist. (Yeah, that's still a trendy thing for kids to say for some reason) And not one, not two, but fi...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4725

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

pune wrote:
There is no denying this could have been done in a much better way


Absolutely, like getting out after failing to nab OBL at Tora Bora.

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 325
Views: 14285

Re: Texas abortion law

It appears we have a test case in progress. Will have to wait to see if the expected parties sue. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/572888-texas-doctor-who-provided-abortion-in-violation-of-new-law-i-had-a-duty A Texas doctor has revealed that he recently performed an abortion in violation o...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

The rush to find a target and make a point cost those innocent lives. Past mistakes arent compared to this. This is completely illogical. We have been 'finding targets' and 'making a point' for twenty years. The false cries for the innocent are obvious to anyone following foreign policy closely all...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Social media is so toxic I deleted all of mine years ago. I also really had no use for it. I hope this also forces kids to realize despite all those "happy" instagram/facebook/twiiter photos/posts things aren't always as rosy as they seem. As for for Gabby and Laundrie, I'm pretty convinc...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

I find it somewhat humorous that people are getting all upset about civilian deaths. They have happened wholesale since at least World War One. Think of the firebombings, nuclear bombs, the V rockets, rape of Nanking, etc, etc, etc. It's mostly performative point-scoring for partisan purposes. If t...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Too many of the younger generation think they will make a living making YouTube and Facebook videos. I'll never forget the first day of 1st grade for my kiddo; on the wall are the occupations the kids in the class said they wanted to be when they grew up. A doctor. A police officer. A marine biolog...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 18
Views: 783

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

having to show an ID for a vaccine passport not? You're comparing a right granted to all citizens over 18 with entering restaurants, workplaces, and places of business - all of whom can make their own rules regarding health/safety? C'mon. What do you see with North Carolina's voting laws as common ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Now his family is saying that he's hiding in a local nature preserve. I bet it's a red herring so that he can get further away and closer to where he's actually going. If he ends up being charged, aren't his family risking being charged as accessories? This is a ridiculous amount of cover they are ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 18
Views: 783

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

SoCalPilot wrote:
having to show an ID for a vaccine passport not?


You're comparing a right granted to all citizens over 18 with entering restaurants, workplaces, and places of business - all of whom can make their own rules regarding health/safety? C'mon.

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 18
Views: 783

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Personally, if Americans want voter ID to be used, it should be in a form of a nationally mandated ID card. India does this with a national voted ID card which doubles as an identity card. But then there will be Americans who would decry it as giving up their freedom & liberties if they have a ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Now his family is saying that he's hiding in a local nature preserve. I bet it's a red herring so that he can get further away and closer to where he's actually going. If he ends up being charged, aren't his family risking being charged as accessories? This is a ridiculous amount of cover they are ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

I find it somewhat humorous that people are getting all upset about civilian deaths. They have happened wholesale since at least World War One. Think of the firebombings, nuclear bombs, the V rockets, rape of Nanking, etc, etc, etc. It's mostly performative point-scoring for partisan purposes. If t...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4725

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I think it is very wrong that your American military leaders had to talk about their concerns to the Chinese and not to US political leaders in a position to remedy the perceived threat to American security. A major point that is being ignored, military leaders also swear allegiance to the constitu...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

And therein lies the challenge of Fourth Generation warfare—it’s not state-on-state and the entire doctrine of warfare is based on state actors since 1648. I haven’t an answer and neither does the “West”. Would total war inflicted on non-state actors work, hasn’t been tried and might well just make...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4725

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Should they not contact the vice president and other elected officials to get an impeachment in such cases? Impeachment, as we saw twice with the former occupant, starts with investigations in the House. If they believe what happened rises to the level of charges being brought, that is where the ca...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

We tried to make war safe for Americans fighting it and make the necessary inhumanity of warfare look “clean”. This is where we are, strategically defeated, but everyone thinks nothing of it. Wars that have historically produced good peace have been very destructive and total in scale. Third Punic ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

We tried to make war safe for Americans fighting it and make the necessary inhumanity of warfare look “clean”. This is where we are, strategically defeated, but everyone thinks nothing of it. Wars that have historically produced good peace have been very destructive and total in scale. Third Punic ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Who comes home from a roadtrip minus partner and immediately retains an attorney? There are two situations where you should never speak to the police without an attorney: 1) when you're guilty; 2) when you're innocent. To me, retaining an attorney isn't necessarily suspect, but the fact that he did...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

I hope that the officials responsible are delivered to Afghanistan to be prosecuted for the murder. ??? When has that ever been US policy? We don't recognize the ICCJ, and have helped 'allies' cover their own out of borders murders. There's no moral high ground here. And if you want to give props t...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

They definitely gave him money to skip town/country. Who comes home from a roadtrip minus partner and immediately retains an attorney? Have you seen reports from the couple who picked him up as a hitchhiker in WY? Nothing he told them adds up - he was trying to aimlessly give himself an alibi. http...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 79
Views: 2827

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

The person of interest in the disappearance of Gabby Petito has gone missing. https://abc7ny.com/attorney-for-brian-laundrie-says-his-whereabouts-are-unknown/11028326/ I was watching a live feed as a hostile crowd gathered at Brian Laundrie's house when police entered to talk to the family and when...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 2889

Re: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis

In 2018, most immigrants lived in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in the New York, Los Angeles and Miami metro areas. These top 20 metro areas were home to 28.7 million immigrants, or 64% of the nation’s total foreign-born population. Most of the nation’s unauthorized...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18
Replies: 16
Views: 862

Re: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18

Well maybe Trump will stand by them all as he is currently calling Biden the Illegitimate president. Trump left the White House. He accepted the loss. End of Story. He needs to stop lying . https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-georgia-raffensperger-2020-election_n_6144c939e4b0d808bf28d8eb Trump was...

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