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by Aaron747
Fri May 27, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ray Liotta Passes Away, Aged 67
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Ray Liotta Passes Away, Aged 67

One of my favorite stories of his was how he initially wasn’t that interested in doing ‘Field of Dreams’ because he didn’t really get it, but he came to really appreciate what the story was trying to do and how people constantly told him it resonated for them. Excellent self reflection to first thin...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 26, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

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The interviews with parents on CNN are gut-wrenching

Eric Owens with a good take as usual:

https://twitter.com/ericowensdc/status/ ... DrQ_bL-KqQ

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Our first thing is accepting that the number will never be zero. Bad things will always happen in life. But, to your point....safe storage laws to keep guns out of the hands of kids and red flag laws to help keep guns away from the insane, for starters. How will such laws be enforced? Home inspecti...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

If that were the case, why not just place a mandatory minimum 5 year sentence on all gun crime and see if gun homicides plummet? No need to disarm law abiding citizens in that case. I'd go for that. But what would that do to stop things like school shootings, acts of rage, suicides, or children gai...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

The gunman who massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas warned in online messages sent minutes before the attack that he had shot his grandmother and was going to shoot up a school, the governor said Wednesday. Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is running against Abbott for...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

By experience, since I have lived outside the US, others can relate too. In the US you tend to live lonelier and have less social interaction with others. Perhaps one determining factor of so many lone wolf killings might be that too. Less social interaction, less sense of community in many areas. ...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

What 9/11 demonstrates is that Americans are willing to take big measures and pay huge costs if they are shocked and angered by killings, in order to prevent more. That there is next to no desire from huge swathes of their population suggests they don't really care. And I find that quite dishearten...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

bpatus297 wrote:
Just because on SRO failed to take out a threat doesn't mean we should get rid of every single one.


Never made that statement. But whatevs.

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

bpatus297 wrote:
Just like with abortion, the US has lost the abilty to have good faith discussion about this issue without mud slinging and all sides digging in an not giving an inch.


As you suggested upthread, that in of itself is suggestive of irrevocable societal malaise.

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I didn't say wanting to protect kids is political for me, but to pretend that politics haven't been in this issue for decades is disingenuous. It's preposterously disingenuous as well to suggest that 'school resource officers' is even a little piece of the big picture puzzle here. You don't think a...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

To note, mental health issues is a problem worldwide. We are on an aviation forum. We have noticed a significant increase of pilot suicides where they kill a bunch of innocent passengers. That wasn't also something happening before the 90's. Not at the rate we have seen in past years. And no, these...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

But that isn't true, just because we haven't banned guns in the US, doesn't mean we don't want to protect kids. I remember the left getting school resource officers removed from schools just a few years ago, yeah that was a smart move. Oh I forgot, everything is political. :sarcastic: Thanks for pr...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I am a expat from Texas, left the U.S. more then 20 years ago. Now make rare visits home to see my father or family. Just recently visited with my lovely Viking goddess (yep from Norge). Told her if she spots anyone with a firearm to let me know, we would be leaving the store, restaurant, wherever ...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

This, and any school shooting or mass shooting of innocent people, is absolutely tragic and we need to explore what we can do to stop the evil that perpetuates these tragedies. With that said, here are the actual numbers for death statistics in the US in 2020: There were 45,222 gun deaths in the US...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I see, as always many people enjoying the moment, despite the fact that 20 children died. In any case, this issue is not a gun issue, nor a gun law issue. We had the same guns and gun laws for generations. It is only since the 90's that this terrible trend of mass shootings have began. In the 60's,...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

It is absolutely shocking that the US can't seem to even start to deal with gun homicide A lot of foreigners see the people of the US as somewhat crazy in that they have a serious, persistent problem yet decline to take any steps to alleviate it.. “The U.S. government is prioritizing gun ownership ...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I see, as always many people enjoying the moment, despite the fact that 20 children died. In any case, this issue is not a gun issue, nor a gun law issue. We had the same guns and gun laws for generations. It is only since the 90's that this terrible trend of mass shootings have began. In the 60's,...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I am a expat from Texas, left the U.S. more then 20 years ago. Now make rare visits home to see my father or family. Just recently visited with my lovely Viking goddess (yep from Norge). Told her if she spots anyone with a firearm to let me know, we would be leaving the store, restaurant, wherever ...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Removing all guns is not only incredibly unpopular but is also unconstitutional, so it is a non-starter. Best to focus on disarming criminals and the insane, as that is actually legal. So if the constitution wasn't a blocker for this you'd be for increased gun control? The simple change is rather t...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 456
Views: 10888

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

It is absolutely shocking that the US can't seem to even start to deal with gun homicide A lot of foreigners see the people of the US as somewhat crazy in that they have a serious, persistent problem yet decline to take any steps to alleviate it.. Because foreigners only see the economic success of...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3210

Re: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter

The media also reported that nothing came of Abrams's claims and there was no concrete evidence of wrongdoing in the GA gubernatorial race. You're getting confused by your own emotions. The lead-up to and day of Jan 6th with the totally unprecedented scenario of VP refusing to listen to a gaggle of...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 24, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3210

Re: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter

Stunningly bad take. If you can’t tell the difference between WH advisers planning to stop a Congressional confirmation process (and VP refusing to play along out of principle) and misinformation during campaign season, I don’t think anything positive can really be said. What are you talking about?...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 24, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southern Baptist Convention covered up sex abuse
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Southern Baptist Convention covered up sex abuse

luckyone wrote:
To quote my father: “The only thing more crooked than a politician is a preacher.”


Your father was a wise man and a good mentor off that quote alone.

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by Aaron747
Tue May 24, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3210

Re: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter

Yet nobody said it was a threat against democracy and a big lie until 2020. Got it. Stunningly bad take. If you can’t tell the difference between WH advisers planning to stop a Congressional confirmation process (and VP refusing to play along out of principle) and misinformation during campaign sea...

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by Aaron747
Mon May 23, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3210

Re: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter

Are you saying government entities don't have a responsibility to ensure foreign financial ties do not affect judgment or any other aspect of a politician's life? . They do, but not at the request of the political opponent. In order to score political points and drive a narrative. That's why he is ...

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by Aaron747
Mon May 23, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southern Baptist Convention covered up sex abuse
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Southern Baptist Convention covered up sex abuse

My color is that of totally surprised.

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by Aaron747
Mon May 23, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3210

Re: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter

You are missing the point. Its not about digging up dirt. It has always and will always be done no matter who or the party. Making up dirt, manufacturing dirt and passing it to the FBI so the FBI can say they are being investigated so that articles, news coverage, narratives and as a result interfe...

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by Aaron747
Mon May 23, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3210

Re: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter

I think the reality, as I mentioned, is that both sides try to dig up dirt on the other. The Clinton e-mail server issue was brought to the FBI, found not substantive. The Trump Steele dossier was brought to the FBI, found not substantive. The Trump Russian collusion issue was brought to the FBI, f...

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by Aaron747
Mon May 23, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3210

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

Fake news? Sussman was a lawyer for the Clinton Campaign The Campaign made up a story about Alfa Bank. Sussman went to the FBI General Counsel James Baker to sell the story, to get them involved so they could leak that the FBI was investigating Trump/Russia link. Sussman deliberately did not disclo...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 22, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3721

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: 11
Views: 531

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: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3210

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: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3210

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: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 89
Views: 3210

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: 12294

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: 8499

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: 813

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: 12294

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: 12294

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: 12294

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: 8499

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: 2887

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: 8499

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: 7411

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: 8499

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: 91
Views: 3721

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: 1927

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: 91
Views: 3721

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: 91
Views: 3721

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: 91
Views: 3721

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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