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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 07, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 550
Views: 26645

Re: 2022 US Elections

Agreed. An obviously low quality person was nearly elected at a similar vote ratio to when a n obviously low quality person was elected POTUS. That any of these races are close really speaks to the affluenza deeply affecting US political division.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 33110

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Basically when Taibbi was critical of Rush and the GOP back in the day he was a hero, now because he has exposed the DNC for censorship and basically spitting on the 1A to conspire to win an election he isn't a real journalist. It's so predictable and disgusting as usual. Exactly. It's why the left...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite City Departure Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Favorite City Departure Videos

Hey folks, Amongst the avgeeks here there must be some big love for sweeping city views afforded by some of our favorite departures, so let's have it. A running video list of favorites, and maybe we'll all have a chance to see something new, even of places we know? From home, I love these two views ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 55
Views: 1310

Re: Greatest movie ever

To me it has to be The Godfather. Close. It’s GoodFellas. To me, it just doesn’t get any better. It's strange how movies about such despicable human beings are so celebrated. I read the book that Goodfellas was based on ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiseguy_(book) ) and a whole lot of books about...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 33110

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

And Taibbi’s analysis is completely wrong. Probably good he was never a legal journalist, as he doesn’t understand there is zero 1A nexus to any of what transpired. What does that mean? Basically when Taibbi was critical of Rush and the GOP back in the day he was a hero, now because he has exposed ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 33110

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

And Taibbi’s analysis is completely wrong. Probably good he was never a legal journalist, as he doesn’t understand there is zero 1A nexus to any of what transpired.

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair
Replies: 13
Views: 898

Re: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair

The Griftstakes are officially on!!

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 550
Views: 26645

Re: 2022 US Elections

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tylerroush/2022/12/01
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In a further sign courts are tiring of MAGA antics Kari Lake has been sanctioned for filing suit against Maricopa County.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tylerroush/2022/12/01

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: RIP Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac)

Oh man what a blow...my mom played FMac constantly in the car growing up. Off to watch the ‘Little Lies’ music video immediately...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 107
Views: 5665

Re: Impending rail strike

Sometimes it is absolutely breathtaking how anti-worker US policy can be.

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 550
Views: 26645

Re: 2022 US Elections

What a freaking circus, all driven by sore losers spreading disinformation online. The AZ election was conducted according to law and nobody was disenfranchised unless they made bad personal decisions. Ri-diculous.

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 550
Views: 26645

Re: 2022 US Elections

In Arizona, today is the day that counties must certify their votes, but the Republican state chair has urged counties not to certify until after an election challenge hearing is conducted for the AZ Attorney General race. In that contest, the GOP candidate is behind by 510 votes, which will be a m...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question RE: PW4077 powered 777s
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: Question RE: PW4077 powered 777s

I was wondering what is unique about the design of the PW4077 that led to its grounding. I found this in a CNBC article that seems to indicate this engine has a hollow fan blade. Is this the unique characteristic to this engine model? “We reviewed all available safety data following yesterday’s inc...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8027

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

What a stupid thing to say. Even taking into account “recent events,” if I kiss my boyfriend in public in the US the odds of anything negative whatsoever happening are infinitesimal. In Qatar however that would mean a fine, jail time, and (if Muslim) potentially execution. Tired of this ridiculous ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 130
Views: 18385

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

Adipocere wrote:
Why would anyone in London fly ULH to HNL when there’s Tenerife, Mykonos and Ibiza so close? Maybe a westward Kangaroo route?


The moneyed set likes to go places that are different, and it's only their university-aged children who are interested in the likes of Ibiza, which Hawaii is certainly not.

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 130
Views: 18385

Re: BA considering LGW-HNL

Could someone list the comparable alternatives that are closer to LGW than HNL? There must be some appealing tropical themed islands or beaches for Londoners to go to. Barbados? Alternatives don’t really matter. Its like my wife and I traveling from the states to the Maldives. Sometimes people just...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5702

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Your article last year was quickly debunked, in case you don't remember. They just picked random cities with no facts to back them up. Here's another one--Troy, with a population of 87K. Also well under one murder a year. There's a chart showing other Detroit-area suburbs and Troy isn't even near t...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit
Replies: 31
Views: 1773

Re: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit

Unbelievable, I post something so obviously idiotic by an idiot from the Trump administration and it goes into a debate about a vital part of the functioning of a civilized and yes free, society! They are not too keen on such things in Xi’s China or Putin’s Russia, notwithstanding the quiet fandom ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8027

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

What a stupid thing to say. Even taking into account “recent events,” if I kiss my boyfriend in public in the US the odds of anything negative whatsoever happening are infinitesimal. In Qatar however that would mean a fine, jail time, and (if Muslim) potentially execution. Tired of this ridiculous ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead, multiple people shot near Atlantic Station, Atlanta
Replies: 15
Views: 901

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Hey, another mass shooting tonight in Atlanta. Six shot, one dead so far. Yeah ‘Murica!! https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/market-street-17th-street-bridge-atlantic-station-shooting And what could have prevented this shooting exactly?? Obviously the city of ATL should be handing out two free sidearm...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6532

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

I think DeSantis is a legitimate presidential candidate and Trump is not, mainly because of his seditious or insurrectionist actions (as far as we know) on and before Jan 6. Trump could still be brought up on charges at any time, and probably should be. If I googled correctly, he could be sentenced...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5702

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Looking at Climate Change/Carbon Tax/Vax Passport/Credit Score Fascists here, as the ones to resist.


None of these movements or systems constitute actual fascism or tyranny. I recommend looking up the words before using them.

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6532

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

Possible 2024 GOP candidate Trump reportedly dined with a known white supremacist and Kanye at Mar a Lago. According to Breitbart … Trump Dined at Mar-a-Lago with White Nationalist, Holocaust Denier Nick Fuentes & Kanye West; UPDATE - Trump Responds, 'Had Never Met and Knew Nothing About' Fuent...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 92
Views: 4118

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

This lady with almost a million Twitter followers is more concerned about the lifestyle of the victims (eternal damnation) than the fact that they were gunned down. This woman was quite literally farted on by Giuliani while trying to overturn an election, and that will be the apogee of her career. ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5702

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

I've come up with a theory why the Western Hemisphere leads the way - the indigenous people put a curse on all the immigrants who came over and stole their land. Canada is the outlier which hurts my theory a bit. The Colorado Springs shooter and the Walmart manager were seriously mentally ill. What...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5702

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

I've come up with a theory why the Western Hemisphere leads the way - the indigenous people put a curse on all the immigrants who came over and stole their land. Canada is the outlier which hurts my theory a bit. The Colorado Springs shooter and the Walmart manager were seriously mentally ill. What...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5702

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

bennett123 wrote:
Is everyone in the US allowed to have a gun?.


It depends on the state as to 'everyone' (age, mental health, criminal record etc), but basically, yes.

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5702

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Right, but if California has more pools per capita than Alaska then California will also have more drownings per 100k residents than Alaska. Either way the chart clearly says Alaska has ridiculously high gun death per capita. What does that mean - Alaskans need better gun training? Alaskans use gun...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5702

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Just like increased numbers of swimming pools will result in more drownings and more motor vehicles will result in more vehicle accidents. That is why the chart was normalised to per 100000. It then doesn't matter what the total is as you can compare like for like. California has many more people t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5702

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Well actually the US doesn't have a monopoly in gun violence - Countries with the Highest Rates of Violent Gun Death (Homicides) per 100k residents in 2019 https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/gun-deaths-by-country El Salvador — 36.78 Venezuela — 33.27 Guatemala — 29.06 Colombia — 26....

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given
Replies: 23
Views: 1398

Re: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given

among hetero parents, it’s likely only the evangelicals who give a rat’s behind what stance Disney takes My wife and I aren't churchgoers, and we're very socially moderate to liberal, but even though we're not residents of FL, we agreed when this was making news nationally that teaching kids about ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given
Replies: 23
Views: 1398

Re: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given

The thing Bob Chapek and the Disney BOD didn't get about their stance on the "Don't Say Gay" situation and other "woke" pivots is that they weren't picking a fight with the government of Florida, they were picking a fight with PARENTS, the very people who control where their fam...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5702

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Well actually the US doesn't have a monopoly in gun violence - Countries with the Highest Rates of Violent Gun Death (Homicides) per 100k residents in 2019 https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/gun-deaths-by-country El Salvador — 36.78 Venezuela — 33.27 Guatemala — 29.06 Colombia — 26....

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5702

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Sounds like we really need to up our security approaches, more armed guards and good guys with guns. On the Gini scale for income inequality measurement, the US scores 49, not as bad as South Africa or Brazil but in the same neighborhood as Panama, Zimbabwe, and Guatemala. https://www.statista.com/...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8027

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Clearly no WC should go to a country that never qualified for a WC... Well, in 1988 the US was selected to host the 1994 event and that was before they had qualified for 1990. Prior to that they hadn't featured in a World Cup since 1950. In fact, the US didn't even have a professional league at the...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given
Replies: 23
Views: 1398

Re: Disney CEO out after 3 year extension given

Iger massively expanded Disney market penetration and revenues - he was a hard act to follow. Makes sense to bring him back temporarily.

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 576
Views: 36364

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

The Jan 6 committee is pretty much a done deal, I don't think they have any more meetings planned there are no plans to press charges as the entire case is based on hearsay and circumstantial testimony. I’ve had it up to here with denialism and selective memory. Since the reactions online from MAGA...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 33110

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1593767953706921985


He needs a poll to judge his mental health. He won't have any advertisers left, at this rate.


The absurdity is hard to fathom, but it's neverending at this point.
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Avatar2go wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:


He needs a poll to judge his mental health. He won't have any advertisers left, at this rate.


The absurdity is hard to fathom, but it's neverending at this point.

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 550
Views: 26645

Re: 2022 US Elections

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD_RB-aWgaM
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Bill Maher's hilarious take on how the election turned out, and you gotta love the last line: 'let's all agree to form a less psycho union'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD_RB-aWgaM

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8027

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Few places more annoying than these faux-modern Gulf states.

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 550
Views: 26645

Re: 2022 US Elections

Kari Lake has announced she is gathering investigators to look into election irregularities, citing problems with some ballot printers in Maricopa County, and claiming that voters were disenfranchised. A judge who reviewed the process on election day found that there was no evidence of inability to...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 33110

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Threatening, pressuring, overworking and micromanaging employees to within an inch of their lives only to then take credit for their hard work has been a Musk trademark in all his companies since the start. It is less evident when the company is built from the ground up with that ethos but a lot mo...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 33110

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Threatening, pressuring, overworking and micromanaging employees to within an inch of their lives only to then take credit for their hard work has been a Musk trademark in all his companies since the start. It is less evident when the company is built from the ground up with that ethos but a lot mo...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6532

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

The National Review is torching Trump, one editorial after another: https://twitter.com/nro/status/1593090819094974464?s=46&t=2QPhuf8K3nHlq5AU00Ijvw https://twitter.com/nro/status/1593107576610234370?s=46&t=2QPhuf8K3nHlq5AU00Ijvw https://twitter.com/nro/status/1593130131702382592?s=46&t=...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Population reaches 8 Billion Today
Replies: 35
Views: 1391

Re: World Population reaches 8 Billion Today

But no one knows what the proper amount of immigration is. I've seen some pundits say that the US could support a population of 600 million. Once we lose the ability to print money and run deficits. we would then be on the same footing as Mexico. I personally don't buy it - the richest countries (a...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 108
Views: 7040

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

A fitting sentence for willful mass murder.

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6532

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

Given the way NYP, other outlets, and ex Trump staffers are all denigrating him now, there are many grumpy days ahead for Trump. He is ‘a fierce counterpuncher’, as his sons like to endlessly exalt. There’s a long year of scorched earth campaign ahead of us if he’s serious about staying in, especial...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow
Replies: 208
Views: 41083

Re: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow

After seeing all the videos, I initially thought that the collision more or less just split the B17 just aft of the wings and the pilots were well forward of the collision point. After seeing some very high resolution photos from in front of the aircraft, the B17's fuselage was destroyed nearly all...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Population reaches 8 Billion Today
Replies: 35
Views: 1391

Re: World Population reaches 8 Billion Today

Like I said, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Funny is, that these people are needed to keep the legal residents rich... any immigrant in a country with birth rate below 2.1 keeps the GDP up and going... immigration (legal or illegal) is the only way for the western world to keep the status quo. If there would ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Population reaches 8 Billion Today
Replies: 35
Views: 1391

Re: World Population reaches 8 Billion Today

Migrants? I assume you’re referring to the people coming across the southern border, and they’re called “illegal immigrants”. Big difference. Legal designations are immaterial to the fact migration continues to increase throughout the world due to circumstances out of most peoples’ control - politi...

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