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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

NIKV69 wrote:
LabQuest wrote:
Obama did the same thing.

Big deal.


But didn't he "evolve"


There’s evolving as an adult, and there’s staying the same. Then there’s devolving like Rudy :lol:

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 25
Views: 1045

Re: German federal elections

There isn't any major party in favor of nuclear power here. Unfortunately. This is a terribly unfortunate state of affairs. Germany should be leading the way, showing the world how to run nuclear energy in a safe and efficient manner. Please note, this is a "German Thing". A German will a...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

Researching facts, talking to people actually effected by a law or rule, opening one's mind. That is allowed. It is not about being allowed to change ones mind. It is about having any credibility. It is too easy for politicians to go on national tv and tear-jerk about "being wrong". Sorry...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 125
Views: 5532

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Let the parents suffer too. They covered for him. Not to mention they raised him to be a little shit. During their Utah stay he apparently lashed out at a waitress: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/brian-laundrie-missing-gabby-petito-b1925190.html?amp Rolling my eyes at peopl...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 62
Views: 2457

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Universities and colleges do not state whether they are foreign or not. That is irrelevant. We are talking about voting - by voters who are already registered to vote. We are talking about people, who are legally registered, being denied the right to vote because there government ID is from a State...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 114
Views: 11266

Re: Arizona Election Audit

The Arizona GOP wasted Millions of dollars of taxpayer and donor money to give Biden 360 more votes. Now,if other state GOP's have their way, will they pay even more to give Biden more votes? The sad part of all of this is that the Arizona GOP doesn't even trust the local officials who were entrust...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 25
Views: 1045

Re: German federal elections

and the Grunen are partly responsible, with their opposition to nuclear power. There isn't any major party in favor of nuclear power here. Unfortunately. This is a terribly unfortunate state of affairs. Germany should be leading the way, showing the world how to run nuclear energy in a safe and eff...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

If Cheney or her father took personality tests, would they would they get the same results as Darth Vader or Hannibal Lecter? How does one interpret the words of a character like that? Her father is definitely a known quantity, but there was nothing discernibly misleading about her statement at all...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Actually thats not true. Yes it is. Just look at the history of the European and Middle Eastern sub-continent over the last two millennia. All its empires collapsed due to foreign incursions. Either by peaceful or military means. In fact, that is how the US got started: Europeans emigrated to the N...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

This is such a rare event it deserves its own thread - in our current era of performance antics throughout Congress, one member of the House has done the unthinkable: acting like an adult and admitting she was wrong on a major policy stance. In a ‘60 Minutes’ interview last night, Rep. Liz Cheney ad...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Medical Exam and Alcohol Misuse
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Medical Exam and Alcohol Misuse

I'm interested in learning how to fly but am concerned about the medical exam. I voluntarily sought help from my doctor because my drinking had gotten out of control when we were all stuck at home due to COVID. I took medication from the doctor, saw a talk therapist for a few months, and ended up q...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 62
Views: 2457

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Agreed. Or have everyone who at the time to register to vote creates a PIN like for SSN that they must provide with mail in or even at the polls (electronically too) in place of an ID. Stuff like what you mention is why I know the GOP is just after suppressing votes they don’t like, even if at face...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 62
Views: 2457

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Surely somebody can't get an ID card within 2 years and for free sometimes? C'mon.. I think the main issues with this are: 1. Moving the goalposts every so often. Today, any kind of photo-ID works. Tomorrow, student IDs are not acceptable (but your hunting license is). 2. The total cost of going to...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 62
Views: 2457

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Probably for the very simple reason a gun license or ID is a government or state issued form of Identification. So a college or university issued ID does not fall under “government issued form of identification” Very simple premise. Maybe your premise is simple... but it is simple wrong. I specific...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 62
Views: 2457

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. Since when voting is a right to all citizens in this country...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 26
Views: 1729

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting. Exactly!! If anyone will take the time to listen to the remarks made by the Legislators at the Bill Signing, they will see how fair this bill is. Early Voting across the state. Extended Hours. Paid time off, for both early voting a...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

You can walk to Switzerland once you get to the EU. Typical of the Swiss, you are held for 48 hours (probably never 49 or 47 hours) and the decision is made. On average, Switzerland has granted asylum to around 14 % of applicants over the past decade. Maybe if our system was that good...... But peo...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

If you look at history, immigrants will always "win". No matter how many resources you throw at it. The ONLY way for immigration to stop if to make life better in those countries from which the immigrants emanate compared to the countries immigrants emigrate to. Fortunately, there are a f...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

We need to get over what the MAGA fanatics did. Look at what Europe is facing. Australia puts illegals on a far away island. The world is in trouble. Whole nations are failed states. Their populations continue to grow at unsustainable rates. And now they are showing up on the developed worlds borde...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

We need to get over what the MAGA fanatics did. Look at what Europe is facing. Australia puts illegals on a far away island. The world is in trouble. Whole nations are failed states. Their populations continue to grow at unsustainable rates. And now they are showing up on the developed worlds borde...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

The Real Illegal Immigration Crisis Isn’t on the Southern Border Focusing on asylum seekers who cross land borders ignores the real problem: people who overstay their visas. In the past 10 years, visa overstays in the United States have outnumbered border crossings by a ratio of about 2 to 1 https:...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

I agree - we should have better programs to allow more Mexicans to work in the States without the hassle. This is such a tough issue. How many people can America take in? There are more failed countries than ever - all hoping for a better life. Only the Chinese program of 1 child was able to stem t...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 114
Views: 11266

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Let’s not get too excited until they officially report. For all we know this could be a fake leak and they’ll really pull a fast one. Or, it could be that they’ve known these numbers all along and it’s taken them this long to come up with an alternate narrative. Well, according to the draft of thei...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

At least this story made the front page of the business section USA Today. If you are bored just Google " European energy crisis" I guess for a lot of us energy prices just feels like one of those things the consumer really has zero control over. No point getting into a fuss over them - j...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

I can see you don’t know anything about controlling a horse. They weren’t whipping the migrants. Here is another angle, tells a different story. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-23/angry-scenes-at-haiti-airport-as-deported-migrants-arrive/100484690 The photographer who took the picture has state...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 125
Views: 5532

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Let the parents suffer too. They covered for him. Not to mention they raised him to be a little shit. During their Utah stay he apparently lashed out at a waitress: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/brian-laundrie-missing-gabby-petito-b1925190.html?amp Rolling my eyes at peopl...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Two points from me: One, the "picture crisis" is not and should not be. Borders do need enforcement. Enforcement is just that and force is used and needed at times. The picture captures just one moment of that and there are thousands of migrants and there are not thousands of pictures lik...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Borders do need enforcement. Enforcement is just that and force is used and needed at times. The picture captures just one moment of that and there are thousands of migrants and there are not thousands of pictures like this. Two, the USA need to increase legal immigration but can't....And in additi...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Amazed about the outrage from a picture. But no outrage to seeing thousands of people living under horrible conditions under a bridge. Seems like the non-concern about homelessness in California and other places. But you see a guy with a horse and twist the picture to make it about your narrative. ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Amazed about the outrage from a picture. But no outrage to seeing thousands of people living under horrible conditions under a bridge. Seems like the non-concern about homelessness in California and other places. But you see a guy with a horse and twist the picture to make it about your narrative. ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

But no outrage to seeing thousands of people living under horrible conditions under a bridge. Seems like the non-concern about homelessness in California and other places. But you see a guy with a horse and twist the picture to make it about your narrative. Then all the focus goes on to that. I jus...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 114
Views: 11266

Re: Arizona Election Audit

DeltaWings wrote:
Is this topic even still current?


Yep, report is coming out today. The thing is the auditors had no idea what they were doing...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2681

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

I've missed these threads of fantasy, it's been a while. Without looking it up (I can't be bothered right now), is the London Eye really the most visited attraction/landmark in Britain? I mean, we have so many better things to go look at and experience just in London alone before you start looking ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 125
Views: 5532

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Still Can't find this guy. He is either in the digestive track of an Alligator or long gone. Wow. Tract* ;) I can only imagine how pissed off Gabby's parents/step-parents are. A week after their impassioned pleas for information via media, and Brian and his family still totally silent and unrespons...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2681

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

The Gateway Arch in St.Louis, Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, and Reunion Tower in Dallas have become popular tourist attractions despite being in cities with similar landscapes and things to do as Fort Worth. Other than Busch Stadium, the Gateway Arch is *the* major attraction in STL. Tower ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2681

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Fort Worth has the Amon Carter Museum, Sundance Square, Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium, Kimbell Art Museum, and Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art as well. You could also potentially have a view of Downtown Dallas and the stadiums in Arlington. Millions are going to flock to see the Amon Carter Museu...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 22
Views: 974

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

I'd certainly second (or third or fourth!) John Williams. It's just amazing that he has composed such a wide and diverse range of music, from the big hits like Star Wars/Indiana Jones to more sedate, but no less beautiful, pieces such as Schindler's List. Likewise, I'd also second Andrew Lloyd Webb...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2681

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

I actually have a good idea as a lot of people thought the London Eye would not work for London, but had become the most visited paid tourist attraction in Britain. London has the Thames River, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, etc., all visi...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2681

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Again, that's London....this is Ft. Worth :D I mean, this is the nicest picture they could muster on Ft. Worth's 'Visit Ft. Worth' page :lol: https://assets.simpleviewinc.com/simpleview/image/fetch/c_fill,h_651,q_75,w_978/https://assets.simpleviewinc.com/simpleview/image/upload/crm/fortworth/234_720...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2681

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Observation towers do well when there’s interesting things to see out the window. This is Ft. Worth...come on now :lol:

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

bpatus297 wrote:
Most asylum seekers cross the border illegally as this bypasses the "line".


This, again, comes down to a flaw in the law as foreign consular services are not empowered to process asylum claims, only refugees.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 125
Views: 5532

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Still Can't find this guy. He is either in the digestive track of an Alligator or long gone. Wow. Tract* ;) I can only imagine how pissed off Gabby's parents/step-parents are. A week after their impassioned pleas for information via media, and Brian and his family still totally silent and unrespons...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Part of the problem with trying to discuss immigration in the US is the difficulty of obtaining official statistics. The 15% was a general number and I erred on the high side. Asylum can be "approved" by different agencies at different levels. United States Citizenship and Immigration Ser...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

We're not the world's policeman, and we're not the world's tit. Most of the Haitians I know work like there is no tomorrow; but their homeland is rife with corruption. Close the borders and sort our own problems. Never gonna happen until the public pressures key industries to stop driving cheap lab...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

At least 85% of the asylum cases will be tossed, but a vast majority will not show for their court dates. Care to share where you are getting this data? The FY2019 approval rate, most recent I could find, was 6.6%, not the 15% you indicate. https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/refugees-and-asyle...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 31
Views: 907

Re: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?

Not that many, unfortunately:

333 - Thai, Cathay
332 - Korean, EVA, Hawaiian

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 125
Views: 5532

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Maybe the 911 operator didn't report all the details. I guess that must be the case - they might have only indicated ‘some kinda domestic dispute’. Can’t imagine they get much more than motorists out of gas and lost hikers in Moab. After reading the news accounts again, I'm even more confused. It s...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 125
Views: 5532

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

johns624 wrote:
Maybe the 911 operator didn't report all the details.


I guess that must be the case - they might have only indicated ‘some kinda domestic dispute’. Can’t imagine they get much more than motorists out of gas and lost hikers in Moab.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 125
Views: 5532

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Does anyone find the chain of communication in the Utah police stop strange? https://www.cbs8.com/amp/article/news/crime/police-video-2-weeks-before-gabby-petitos-disappearance-shows-signs-of-trouble-brian-laundrie-moab-utah/509-ca9647de-e92c-4f0c-8e5f-640ecaf07d21 Someone calls 911 reporting Brian ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 112
Views: 3895

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Officials: Many migrants from border camp staying in US https://apnews.com/article/immigration-united-states-texas-el-paso-del-rio-3a8146cbcb47b9df7a31a19594df3ec6 ;) "Many have been released with notices to appear at an immigration office within 60 days." Ha Ha Ha Ha --- Like this is goi...

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