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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: 2616

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: 18
Views: 741

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: 2616

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: 2616

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: 2616

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: 74
Views: 2439

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: 119
Views: 4821

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: 74
Views: 2439

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: 74
Views: 2439

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: 74
Views: 2439

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: 24
Views: 511

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: 119
Views: 4821

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: 119
Views: 4821

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: 119
Views: 4821

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: 74
Views: 2439

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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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 181
Views: 15548

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

If I had to sign off on the foundation of the Millennium tower in San Francisco I would have failed that design out of university. Whoever thought that it was a good idea to not put a foundation to bedrock in a city composed of reclaimed land, in a known seismic zone where we saw in 1906 and 1989 w...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 74
Views: 2439

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

The question is where will it all end?? The US cannot be the welfare backstop for all of the developing nations. No we can't - but a lot of conversations that need to be had are not being had. Only the emotional stuff surfaces on both left and right - left (but they are PEOPLE) and right (BUT SAFET...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

Reread what I wrote, I said you were deflecting from a hypocritical Dem. The hypocritical Dem is the mayor. That should have been oblivious within the context of the thread. Oh, oblivious it was indeed, that is definitely not in doubt. :rotfl: Opps, I deserved that one. LOL No harm no foul :D

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

What label am I trying to throw on you? You are the one calling everyone else Karen. You are labeling me as hypocritical over a 30 second clip that does not show any egregious violation of the health code. I would dare say that is the reason why this is such a Karen video. No one in the room is mas...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 181
Views: 15548

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Josh the Engineer did a new video. This time, on the historical aspects of the building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk2hmytlDg8 Some keywords: - the owner of the building - and the company responsible for building it - were the same entity, making it easier to cut corners - at the time, town o...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

I am with StarAC17 that she was dumb and hypocritical. As to those defending her, I guess I don't understand the energy being expended on it. "Actively Eating & Drinking" can be interpreted however you want I guess but basically EVERYONE I know realistically understands it to be just ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 4821

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

And I will say that now with all the new information begin found and reported, my stance has changed about evidence showing the boyfriend being potentially abusive (I had noted his silence certainly spoke toward his potential culpability though). Absolutely, and an opportune time for a reminder tha...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

You are labeling me as hypocritical over a 30 second clip that does not show any egregious violation of the health code. I would dare say that is the reason why this is such a Karen video. No one in the room is masked. And didn't need to be if everyone was drinking as the establishment would have n...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm on Delta flight #813
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: I'm on Delta flight #813

Tugger wrote:
Image
The sound you hear is the echo of how much everyone cares :spin:

Safe flight!
Tugg


Ahhhhh its been too long :lol:

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 4821

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

While I agree that it is very likely that he killed her, I still believe in innocent until proven guilty. We are seeing a good example of the lynch mob mentality. This is not lynch mob - anyone with a daughter, niece, or sister can relate to what the Petito family is experiencing. Instead of callin...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

First, I didn't answer the question on the other thread because I don't use twitter, and am no going to start, so I don't know what the link was. I have a lot of opinions on Trump, but that is irrelevant to the discussion over there. You claimed things as fact that you simply don't know happened. N...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 4821

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I am quite surprised by the callousness of those wishing for Brian Laudrie to kill himself or for him to be killed. Yes, all indications point to him having killed Gabby Petito. If and when proven, he deserves whatever comes his way. But at this point it has not been proven. There is still supposed...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

So you get up in arms about rumors and conjecture about republicans, but dismiss video evidence of hypocrisy from democrats. Got it. Reply 26 outlines why this story being labeled hypocrisy is actually bunk. The devil's in the details. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=146503...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

While I’m only one San Francisco resident, I can say it seems like it perhaps wasn’t the best choice but she’s done a brilliant job here and I think we’ll let this slide. I’ve not heard many people too upset about this. I do love people’s obsession with California and SF. If anything, it’s flatteri...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 878

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

In such case, shouldn't the people involved in making the decision and enacting the decision be held criminally responsible personally? You would think so but billionaires can usually hire legal teams clever enough to avoid this responsibility. For one, certainly not everyone in the process of deci...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: M6.0 Earthquake Near Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: M6.0 Earthquake Near Melbourne, Australia

Not surprised MEL got such a good jolt even at that distance from the focal point - seems like most of the core of the city is on an alluvial plain. Pretty bad soils for absorbing earthquake waves.

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: M6.0 Earthquake Near Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 293

M6.0 Earthquake Near Melbourne, Australia

A bit of a rarity here - a magnitude 6.0 has struck about 200 km NE of Melbourne. Fairly shallow quake initially measured at 10 km. Some reports of light structural damage but no injuries or deaths so far. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/earthquake-magnitude-56-strikes-near-melbourne-aust...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Looks like a balasmic eruption with lava flows but I am sure many but this volcano is a tsunami threat to the US Eastern Seaboard. Thankfully these type of eruptions don't often cause land collapses. https://en.as.com/en/2021/09/19/latest_news/1632069096_343081.html If the collapse was on the weste...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 74
Views: 2439

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Okay, but getting to the story at hand, the Hatians, who have messed up their country without America being the bad guy. The US history in other countires is much darker. I give you that. This AP article goes into some depth about how the Haitians got to South America and into other countries, livi...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 38
Views: 1020

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

Not as many as I'd like on this one due to repeats:

772: JAL, ANA, United, Cathay Pacific, Thai
772ER: American, JAL, ANA, Singapore, United, Korean
773: ANA
77W: Korean, JAL, ANA, Singapore, Emirates

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

I agree and think masks suck, but democratic politicians have a problem with this. GOP politicians don't really want restrictions and that is bad but they aren't being hypocrites. It appears that way until you look at the actual stipulations. Everyone in the video was in compliance with the DPH rul...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

Things like this are why so many people are getting fed up and with our politicians. Masks for thee, but not for me. https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/09/20/san-francisco-mayor-london-breed-maskless-keilar-roll-the-tape-newday-vpx.cnn Had the time to watch the video and there's nothing reall...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 878

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

There have been some pretty stiff prosecutions of pill mill MDs, especially here in CA. But you're right in that response was slow and there are still many who have not been held responsible. For its part though, I could care less if Purdue is hung out to dry. The real loser is the American patient...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 878

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

I feel mixed. I don't really feel like they should be bankrupted just because of human's affinity to oxycodone/acetaminophen (Oxycontin), but their sales employees pushing it to doctors (who should have known better themselves) is VERY problematic. Their internal documents showed they knew it was p...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 75
Views: 4008

Re: What happened to Denver?

Every time this issue comes up, the right throws out red meat for it's base. Republican cities and states cut funding for things like affordable housing and affordable health care then turn around and blame "liberals" for problems. Remember all the cuts and failures by GWB at the VA which...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 4821

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I am quite surprised by the callousness of those wishing for Brian Laudrie to kill himself or for him to be killed. Yes, all indications point to him having killed Gabby Petito. If and when proven, he deserves whatever comes his way. But at this point it has not been proven. There is still supposed...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.
Replies: 44
Views: 1301

Re: San Fran mayor violates her own mask mandate.

While I’m only one San Francisco resident, I can say it seems like it perhaps wasn’t the best choice but she’s done a brilliant job here and I think we’ll let this slide. I’ve not heard many people too upset about this. I do love people’s obsession with California and SF. If anything, it’s flatteri...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1686

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Interesting back ground information, but this one seems less technical, more emotional. The US public / militairy needed revenge / strike back for the 13 US soldiers killed just before. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/23/asia/afghanistan-wedding-attack-intl/index.html In 2019, a drone strike killed wed...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

Networks or corporations singing to a different tune in places like Russia, China, Middle East is nothing new. They would get shut down and licenses revoked if they didn't. NBA, Google, Apple, Fox, CNN you name it. All puppets just hanging to get a dollar. Nature of the beast. As for some of the Tu...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

Right-wingers praise him (though I actually didn't see it anywhere. Can you post a link?) and liberals behave like communists. It has been all over the place the last several years amongst some pols and TV pundits: https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/603433/ https://observer.com/2018/04/report-...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4912

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Do you have any proof of this or is it just conjuncture? We know three Cabinet members were concerned - the others have stayed mum and Pence has backtracked on all his criticisms regarding the non-confirmation attempts on 1/6. As for what the mum ones thought, we probably have to wait years for it ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4912

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

That seems a bit weak, as the lawfulness of the order will only be assessed after the deed. So in a worst case the members of the military ignoring the order could face charges, if the order is found lawful. I think the crisis showed a huge problem, as the government and the democratic institutions...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 74
Views: 2439

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

If you believe in your home country, and there's lawlessness, or civil war... don't you stay and fight, and die if necessary, to bring about the country you want?? Isn't that what we did here in the US with our Civil War?? I don't recall thousands of Americans fleeing the US because there was a Civ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4912

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
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 18
Views: 741

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

John Williams is a living legend, he gets my vote. My favourite is the Close Encounters score. I'd say Hans Zimmer get a decent mention, I play the Interstellar score quite often. While not the best in the World, Ludovico Einaudi has produced some good work. If we move away from orchestral/classica...

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