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by Aaron747
Mon May 16, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

Yup too insane. The missus already decided Japan is better/safer long term.

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by Aaron747
Mon May 16, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

There was also a shooting at an upscale market in downtown LA over the weekend. Fun and games in the good ‘ol USA

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by Aaron747
Mon May 16, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

The issue of insanity was central in the Anders Breivik-case. In the end he was judged to be not insane. They opinioned that while lots of his opinions and resulting actions easily could have been the result of psychosis, he did source them in actual, existing political opinion on the internet. The...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Guns. You guys definitely need more guns. And definitely no licenses and background checks. Just guns for everyone. That will fix things. I don't remember anyone saying we don't need permits and background checks but don't get let that stand in the way to a anti USA rant. :sarcastic: Touchy...I nev...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

DIRECTFLT wrote:

If we could only test for insanity, like China tests it's people for Covid...


Mmmmkay yeah, there's a whole field devoted to that, in case you didn't know. Are you suggesting mass testing for psychosis?

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Sadly, this is not even shocking news anymore. Mass shootings in the US are "no different" (from a shock value) than car crashes. We've become immune to the calamity and suffering they bring to thousands of Americans every year. It's sad... but true. Yeah the missus has had enough, told m...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YouTube video from 1975 of DC-10 motion flight simulator
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: YouTube video from 1975 of DC-10 motion flight simulator

Fascinating - what an awesome find! They sure got a lot of mileage out of that projector footage.

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Nope. But here is 3rd ranking house Republican Elise Stefanik painting democrats as “pedo grifters” after the entire conservative asylum and GOP categorized every LGBTQ member or supporter as pedophiles. This is radio Rwanda territory. https://twitter.com/deonteleologist/status/1525644770672091136?...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

The whole argument being made by those against sending the money is completely false at any rate. Don’t want to send the money to help Europe and Ukraine. Why? Because many think it would be put to better use back home to help Americans. But then any proposal to spend money on Americans gets reject...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

No one? Did you forget about the Summer of 2020? The point is that you can't argue that a party is entirely represented by its fringe....because the left has a fringe that is pretty awful as well. Call extremism what it is, but don't make it something that it isn't-mainstream. I followed those even...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Going by that logic, we're in real trouble because 81 million Biden voters are going to start massacring cops and burning all of our businesses down. No one, and I mean no one, on the left has pushed for violence against cops or businesses. No one. The alphabet soup of militias are all right wing. ...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Here's what Ted Nugent had to say, at a Trump rally, tonight, "I love you, but I would love you more if you went out and just went berserk on the skulls of the Democrats and the marxists and the communists.” The Buffalo shooter was just following orders from a party gone rabid. Sick. I mean no...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Once again, a toxic mix of easy access to powerful guns, believing in a sick racist ideology, young, inexperienced in life, the USA's horrible culture of guns and violence, possible mental illness, has led to 10 killed, others injured, a community in fear and so on. Oh it's mass mental illness, 'po...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

So, for the Record, is he a white, Liberal leaning, or Maga leaning 18 year old mass murderer? He's a raving lunatic racist that painted the N word on his gun, driving 3+ hours to murder black people specifically, driven by the words of Tucker Carlson, the GOP, and Fox News 24/7 incantations of Gre...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

So, for the Record, is he a white, Liberal leaning, or Maga leaning 18 year old mass murderer? The shooter has apparently left a manifesto in which they express concern about the “white replacement theory”, a racist idea pushed by the likes of Tucker Carlson. The shooter apparently described himsel...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 15, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

DIRECTFLT wrote:
So, for the Record, is he a white, Liberal leaning, or Maga leaning 18 year old mass murderer?


Not sure lean even matters. How about hate-filled psycho who spent too much time online and had his mind poisoned by parents or other influences? Also clearly never saw ‘American History X’

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by Aaron747
Sat May 14, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 107
Views: 3891

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Seems like an obvious hate crime akin to the El Paso Walmart shooting.

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JJJ wrote:
Not happy with shooting the journalist, Israeli riot police beat the crowd so hard they dropped the casket at the funeral.

https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/status/15 ... pwufg&s=19


Utterly nuts

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by Aaron747
Sat May 14, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 760
Views: 23318

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-clarence-thomas-e08bbdfbe48d33171fa6f2a17931da63 https://www.theguardian.com/law/2022/may/14/clarence-thomas-supreme-court-leak-abortion It looks like the investigation is focusing on a small group of law clerks. I've been doing some reading on w...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 14, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 3237

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

The point of the posting the news article, was to show that big building projects on the scale of the CAHSR project cannot be done in this day and age sadly. The only large-scale project that has gone relatively on time so far is the LGA terminal rebuilds. Even AA had a dumpster fire building its t...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 14, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

So what has that deception got to do with Ukraine? US forces are not engaged in Ukraine, nor any NATO ones. This is a real thing, not GOP BS to go after a nation that had nothing to do with Al Queda. A clear cut invasion of a sovereign nation by a hostile state ,that unlike Iraq in 2003, militarily...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 14, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 3237

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

The point of the posting the news article, was to show that big building projects on the scale of the CAHSR project cannot be done in this day and age sadly. The only large scale project that has gone relatively on time so far is the LGA terminal rebuilds. Even AA had a dumpster fire building its t...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 14, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 3237

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Here's a list of population densities for the major countries with developed HSR networks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population_density#Most_populous_countries_by_density | Country | Density (people/sq. km) | |---------|-------------------------| | Japan | ...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 14, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 760
Views: 23318

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

would prohibiting abortions after, say, 24 weeks be acceptable? unless it is for medically necessary reasons. It already is, in the vast majority of jurisdictions. Only six states have absolutely no limit: AK, OR, CO, NM, NJ, VT, NH https://www.businessinsider.com/latest-point-in-pregnancy-you-can-...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 14, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

The anti-war Left is no more. RIP. In a few years, if this all goes to crap if will be interesting to see how the spin goes. Another non sequitur. Is it really that difficult to differentiate nuance these days? Obviously it’s quite different to oppose actions in Iraq/Iran with no clear strategic ou...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 14, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 760
Views: 23318

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

You know exactly what I mean. My response related to staying out of people's private affairs. Your response was a non sequitur, obviously, and isn't to be taken seriously. Your example of wife beating was a serious criminal act, deciding whether or not one wants children and when/with whom is not ....

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by Aaron747
Sat May 14, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 53
Views: 1617

Re: Warer Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

StarAC17 wrote:
I have seen some of the most extravagant wasting of water in LA when the sprinklers were on a golf course at 2pm when the temperature was in the high 90's.


Yeah wow, that's just facilities management that knows absolutely zero about water, much less conservation or saving the owners a buck.

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 92
Views: 3237

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

China invested 100 Billion USD into constructing HSR each and every years. While California is thinking about whether it is worth to invest 100 Billion USD in total into linking its two most important cities. How much has California spent chewing the idea over in the past 14 years? Republicans star...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Sounds a lot like China. Which to some seems a better client to do business with, and people just pretend its worth doing business with them despite they having people in concentration camps, as we speak. Say all you want, but having concentration camps in 2022. That's pretty bad. There is no diffe...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

As I said when it comes to bad actors you either do something or you don't. A grain of truth there. Hundreds of billion$ in petrodollars and decades later, and Saudi Arabia still isn't a modern country, though they like to play one with shiny new roads and buildings for social media promotions. Sou...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 760
Views: 23318

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Only if you think a fetus is not human life. Mmmhmm, and you have some vaunted knowledge of when that life is to be deemed viable that medical science is not aware of? Quit holding out - all of society is waiting for consensus on that. MS says 15 weeks. Do you have a better number? Viability thresh...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 760
Views: 23318

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Probably so, but what's it to you or me? FFS, stay out of other people's private affairs. That's what adults do. /quote] So the next time my neighbor beats the crap out of his wife, I should just turn up my TV? Is that what adults do??? That has nothing to do with being pregnant. You know exactly w...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 53
Views: 1617

Re: Warer Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

We also were told that those extravagant looking Casino water displays used a surprisingly low amounts of water. The Bellagio fountains recycle brackish water from wells located on their property. It may be a while, but eventually LAS and PHX will outgrow their ability to finagle water sourcing. An...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

NIKV69 wrote:
As I said when it comes to bad actors you either do something or you don't.


A grain of truth there. Hundreds of billion$ in petrodollars and decades later, and Saudi Arabia still isn't a modern country, though they like to play one with shiny new roads and buildings for social media promotions.

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 760
Views: 23318

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Murdering babies is a great way to alleviate the baby food shortage though. You’re actually correct that killing a baby will alleviate the formula issue. Aborting a fetus is completely different. Only if you think a fetus is not human life. Mmmhmm, and you have some vaunted knowledge of when that l...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 760
Views: 23318

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Murdering babies is a great way to alleviate the baby food shortage though. Yeah no, let's get serious about how life is gray, not black/white: I'm not pro-murdering babies... I'm pro-Melissa who's working two jobs just to make ends meet and has to choose between bringing another child into poverty...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 53
Views: 1617

Re: Warer Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

Perhaps another title can better fit the post and link. It was, I think The New Yorker which had an article on this about a year ago. It is becoming obvious that there may be enough water for one of the two lakes. Precipitation is not expected to improve according to current climate science. All of...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Again, if you are questioning my posts, please go ahead and show with evidence that my statement is wrong. The US has vastly spent more in security for Ukraine than Europe. Since 2014. Its your turn to actually tell me if I am wrong, and if so, go ahead ans post the evidence, not my job. That's not...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

https://i.ibb.co/L8GLzsR/supportukrain.png https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2022/05/02/which-countries-have-pledged-the-most-support-to-ukraine Anywhere you add up, the US vastly overspends Europe. That wasn't the question. You post a graphic regarding a three month period, when the poster ...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Where have I said Europe is not helping? I am saying not at the same rate or at the same amount as the US when they should. That's all. If you are in agreement on the US footing the bill to secure Europe and they not committing as much, that's another topic. But as an American I would have thought ...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9948

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... -elon-musk


It's Musk...what isn't a ploy for publicity?
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luckyone wrote:
The deal is apparently on hold. Is Musk looking for a way out, or is this just another of his publicity grabbing moves? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... -elon-musk


It's Musk...what isn't a ploy for publicity?

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Well, I just found out that since Biden took over, they have sent 2 Billion in aid https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/03/16/fact-sheet-on-u-s-security-assistance-for-ukraine/ Before the EU announced the 500 million today, the reports total around 1 billion euros the E...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

So please provide evidence or sources on my claim that the US is not funding much more than Europe with this 40 Billion, than Europe ever has. I have seen other reports on which Europe has sent 500 million more, and another 550 million. With the 500 million today we are at the very least 1.55 billi...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

To the European posters who are criticizing Rand Paul and his slowing of this money, I ask. Why can't the European nations then fund this or partially fund it? I just read they are sending 500 million. Whereas the US is sending 40 Billion. If this issue is such a serious problem for Europe why can'...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Those saying good for Rand, $40 billion is too much need to read the full article posted in the opening post. Sen. Paul isn't objecting to the price tag (not in that article at least). "who wanted to include language in the bill to expand an Afghanistan inspector general role to include oversi...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Good for You Rand Paul !!! I don't always agree with you, but I do here... :) $40Billion today... and how much tomorrow??? Another Afghanistan... No Thanks!!!! China is our main adversary on the world stage. Not Russia !! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2uV4Q9R0bk Here's a 6th grade geography less...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger lands Cessna Caravan after pilot has medical emergency
Replies: 25
Views: 5398

Re: Passenger lands Cessna Caravan after pilot has medical emergency

airtechy wrote:
The latter part of the flight instructions were done using the pilots and instructor's cell phones so probably no recording exists. Fantastic job by all involved!


That was good thinking too - less fiddling with radios and just help the guy fly.

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Oh yea lets just leave things as they are so Ukraine will have to live with Russian occupation for years. I would think a dead Putin would illicit a positive reaction to other countries and maybe Russia would replace with someone better? Why is it your doom and gloom scenario has to be what will ha...

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pune wrote:
For Japan look at -

https://documents1.worldbank.org/curate ... i-page.pdf

For France and Spain look at -

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 6517307214

Both tell their own stories.


:rotfl: Yeah I just...cannot.

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by Aaron747
Fri May 13, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 94
Views: 3228

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Not sending it increases the risk that Ukraine DOES collapse. If we care so much then take out Putin and give Ukraine some troop and air support to get the rest of Russia out of their country. This is BS. What's next 100 Billion? LOL ‘take out Putin’...mmkay sure, how, exactly, oh great global stra...

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