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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York
Replies: 25
Views: 1416

Re: Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York

There is no excuse to attack someone, certainly not based on a religion. Well he insulted it and though I don't condone the act you have to understand what you are doing before you do it. I don't insult any other religion whether I like it or not. Religion is not a person - 'it' cannot be insulted ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

People have tried and their defense is always that they are "entertainment", not "news" and that no reasonable person would believe them. I guess that shows the 'reasonableness" of their viewers. So far, their defense has worked. :banghead: I get that their counsel consiste...

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 13, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

People have tried and their defense is always that they are "entertainment", not "news" and that no reasonable person would believe them. I guess that shows the 'reasonableness" of their viewers. So far, their defense has worked. :banghead: I get that their counsel consiste...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC3T7DLrKIs
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Have not looked at a comment thread from Trump defenders in a long time - the thread on this nutty Fox interview is a sight to behold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC3T7DLrKIs

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Searching for nuclear documents you say? Hmmm. https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/11/politics/trump-mar-a-lago-search-nuclear-classified-documents/index.html Per the above link, the Washington Post is reporting from its sources that apparently extremely classified documents as to nuclear weapons, related ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The perp's social media trail shows he was completely manic about defending Trump and 'tyranny'. Other MAGA were disagreeing with his calls to violence https://twitter.com/travis_view/status/1557853406055636992?s=20&t=Z8blulppxl384BfWI8u5zw https://twitter.com/travis_view/status/155785765470103...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Trump will either doom the Republican party, or he will doom the entire United States. I just cannot believe how a two-bit charlatan like Trump is the one that could do such a thing. He was able to engender such obsequious followers who just care nothing about the country and only care about him. I...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

That man is now dead. Law enforcement shot him. Such a tragedy. This man very likely died because of a lie that he was told. Lies have consequences. Truth matters. Sad thing is that it'll get spun that he died as a true "Patriot" :sarcastic: The perp's social media trail shows he was comp...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Crash on SoCal Freeway
Replies: 13
Views: 3062

Re: Small Plane Crash on SoCal Freeway

Considering he put the plane on the 91 near Corona, he did not have a lot of options. To the north of the 91 in Corona you have Prado reservoir filled with trees, to the west you have Chino Hills, and to the south you also have more hills. The pilot really did not have many options on where to perf...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

My brother works for a company that has a setup like "The Office" He works in the corporate area on the top floors. The shipping and manual labor aspect of the company is on the lower floors/basement. he's like you hate to place labels on people however those wearing the white shirts and ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

If Trump adheres to past behavior, these implications turn into accusations once he loses the battle. First he plants the seed, then he reaps the harvest. That's what he did with election fraud, and it caused a riot. What will he do this time? These people assaulted the Capitol, will they assault t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Man, this guy must be a serious threat to the dems for them to constantly go after him. So much that the very laws of cause and effect no longer apply, apparently. Ask any long tenured New Yorker, and they'll tell you he was a lying slimeball paying to settle lawsuits back in the 1980s, before he'd...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

If Trump adheres to past behavior, these implications turn into accusations once he loses the battle. First he plants the seed, then he reaps the harvest. That's what he did with election fraud, and it caused a riot. What will he do this time? These people assaulted the Capitol, will they assault t...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

https://twitter.com/daithaigilbert/stat ... yuzDD735eQ
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Meanwhile the violent reactions to toxic tribalism in the country continue: death threats, antisemitic slurs, and doxxing underway for the judge who signed the Mar-a-lago warrant:

https://twitter.com/daithaigilbert/stat ... yuzDD735eQ

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I suspect the average Trumper won't link the two because they've been told it's a witch-hunt. To reach the conclusion you're suggesting would require the application of logic and reason, which are in short supply amongst the folks putting their hands in their pockets to fund this circus. If the evi...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 2496

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

if the pilots are at fault! i hope that air france has sent its fleet back to flight simulators! and I pray not to have the 2 pilots! what happens to the pilots who are under investigation? are they allowed to fly together again? Again, just book with carriers with a good reputation for adequate sa...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7595

Re: Time to dump Pride?

You have not obviously informed yourself on the topic. Multiple races won with several "women's records" broken. I get the issue and concern. I don't have an easy solution. Tugg It's a lot of sturm and drang for like *a* trans girl in one state. I have a very easy solution. Let the sports...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 213
Views: 10852

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I have been getting a text on my phone every half hour from the Repub's asking for money to protect ex-President Trump from Biden's FBI. Learned my lesson - never donate money in your name to any political party. FYI - I donated to a moderate Republican Senate candidate who got beat by a Trump endo...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderation Needs To Be Looser In Non-Aviation
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Moderation Needs To Be Looser In Non-Aviation

dutchspotter1 wrote:
Why on earth would someone even bother participating in non-aviation discussions on an aviation website like this one? I'm sure there are plenty of other sites/platforms for that. :confused:


Where have you been on this site? Non-Av has been robust for literally decades.

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 6955

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

Biden’s commitment to Taiwan’s security has been proclaimed several times. His press office has had to walk back several of his statements because they felt he was too forceful, to which he doubled-down further. So, there was no reason to doubt it before Pelosi’s visit. OK. Nevertheless actions tha...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 25
Views: 1769

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Refineries, pipelines and terminals are not really labor intensive. That being said these are very, very well paid positions think Chemical/Mechanical/Civil Engineers and skilled union trades. Refineries need constant expensive maintenance. It's nothing for a 1000 craftsman working weeks round the ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 25
Views: 1769

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

are all other associated costs (ie labor, insurance, transportation, equipment, etc) the same as it was in 2007-2008? Ostensibly labor costs are considerably lower given the major labor shortage that has afflicted the industry since massive layoffs in 2020-21. https://realeconomy.rsmus.com/labor-sh...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 2496

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

If I were you, I'd be much less choosy about aircraft type (the 77W is incredibly well built) and more concerned with quality of the carrier (training, procedures, number of incidents etc) you book with.

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 110
Views: 5124

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

I'm certainly glad such contentious issues can be discussed with nuance and in non-reductionist terms. I would not call it reductionist to say there are some who wrap themselves in the flag to mask whatever insecurity and call anyone who doesn’t do so unpatriotic. We just had someone like that in t...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 110
Views: 5124

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

Where do you come up with this bullshit that she hates our country? I'm sick of right wing extremists in this country who believe that America is God's instrument in this world, and that America can do no wrong calling anyone who criticizes some of the injustices in the United States has done a hat...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 110
Views: 5124

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

The Biden administration lied about her being wrongfully held. Marijuana is still illegal by US federal law. I would have to believe the US CBP enforces those laws with zeal at major US points of entry. Will somebody please save these people from themselves. The contradictions between state and fed...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 110
Views: 5124

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

I think it’s outrageous that she’s in prison for these charges just as I think it’s an outrage that countless others are languishing in American prisons for equally minor marijuana charges. It would be ridiculous to me however that we’d bend over backwards spring her from prison in Russia without t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 110
Views: 5124

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

She took a second job to support her family. Isn't that what we are supposed to do? Don't make enough money? Get another job! She did. As far as the cannisters, how many times have you packed a bag for a long weekend upstate, got to your hotel and found something in one of the side pockets you forg...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Boeing 747 damaged at Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 4419

Re: Korean Air Boeing 747 damaged at Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport

Amused that the aviation website in the OP included a picture of a 744 in an article that already has pictures of the incident 748F aircraft...go figure.

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 25
Views: 1769

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Things will not change because fundamentally populated places in the US are car-centric by design. It is just a necessity to drive unless you live in a handful of places with options. Thats kind of what I was getting at with the zoning comment. In the US, most people live in residential zones, whic...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 25
Views: 1769

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Where I live, we have always had a very high uptake in public transit and a lot of people ride their bikes here - but our love of the personal car hasn't changed much either - our traffic today, despite the highest fuel costs in North America, is worse today than it was pre-pandemic, but a lot of t...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 6955

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

The 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration had set the conditions under which Hong Kong was to be transferred, with China agreeing to maintain existing structures of government and economy under a principle of "one country, two systems" for a period of 50 years. - Wiki Did China keep to the ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 2480

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

scottyraven wrote:
NetJets would be my new favorite airline.


With $700m or so after taxes, you could more than afford your own Citation X or Global X and support system to operate/fly it.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1629

Re: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

Wow, this is positively craven. Amid a recent flurry of criticism from 9/11 families about a Saudi-backed LIV golf event at one of his clubs, Trump was asked today how he responds to criticism about being in business with the Saudis. For background there have been protests planned and the families ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1629

Re: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

It's common for conspiracy theorists to believe in multiple conspiracies. It's rare to find someone who believes in just one. Very similar to an addiction in that way. Trump probably believes in many others besides election fraud and 9/11. Not a conspiracy but Trump also believes that he's a succes...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1629

Re: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

Golf has to be the most inane, boring "sport" invented. A perfect pastime for old white guys to waste their dwindling days driving little carts around courses that could be better used as dog parks or people parks. Golf ranks right up there with American and European football and baseball...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1629

Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

Wow, this is positively craven. Amid a recent flurry of criticism from 9/11 families about a Saudi-backed LIV golf event at one of his clubs, Trump was asked today how he responds to criticism about being in business with the Saudis. For background there have been protests planned and the families h...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms
Replies: 32
Views: 2008

Re: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms

As his manager I’d be asking him to bring in his bible next time he’s rostered on. Ask him in a polite manner to open it and find the passage where it states he shall not sell condoms. After a second or two I’d ask him to please sign this letter stating he’s been properly counselled on store policy...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms
Replies: 32
Views: 2008

Re: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms

Reasonable accommodation needs to be granted by employers for religious influences on someone's person - dress, hair, Sunday off, conduct, etc. This does not extend to situations that would cause undue hardship or expense for the employer. If, for example, this individual were the only clerk on staf...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3228

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

voters in smaller states get an amplified say over legislation. There is no good reasons to undemocratically amplify their Presidiential votes as well via the EC. If you feel this is unfair, write your Congressmen and tell them to propose an amendment to do away with Article II, Section 1, Clause 2...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23856

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

I don't think the Secret Service is lying in their explanation of what happened. And you also believe that Rose Mary Woods' knee accidentally hit the erase button and created the 18 minute gap in Nixon's Watergate tape? Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explai...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23856

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Look at what happened in Arizona. An American Citizen testified in front of the January 6 committee. https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/20/politics/rusty-bowers-censure-arizona-republican-party-jan-6/index.html Bowers, a lifelong Republican and the speaker of the Arizona state House, detailed in blunt ter...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to shed 3,000 employees
Replies: 9
Views: 3852

Re: JAL to shed 3,000 employees

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
It's interesting how NH & JL have overstaffing issues, when other airlines are facing massive, disruptive shortages!


More a reflection of employment practices in Japan than other airlines' situations.

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5730

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Hang your laundry to dry. Simple stuff. This is the biggest hypocrisy of this whole climate change thing: Stop driving your car, buy an EV, do your part - but cities and communities here continue to maintain bylaws that forbid one from hanging their laundry outside because is "unsightly" ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5687

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Emotion generally has no place in discussion of scientific research outcomes and fundamentally the problem here is arrogant presumption that laymen like you and me are qualified to question experts. We are not. Experts question each other and test theories until they evolve to reveal facts - that's...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unborn and HOV lanes
Replies: 37
Views: 2485

Re: Unborn and HOV lanes

Luckily, in my current metropolis where there are 158 rail lines and 2900+ mi of track, this entire conversation is not necessary.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5687

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Fauci-“wear masks to help slow the spread!” People-“you can’t make us! We’re free from your medical tyranny” People-“I still got sick and covid spread while not following the basic guidance provided, clearly these experts know nothing” Let me add Fauci's comments on masks: “ There’s no reason to be...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5687

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"Natural immunity" killed millions of people and completely overwhelmed the healthcare system. Source? No scientist will tell you that possessing natural immunity will kill anyone. It's actually a good thing, not a bad thing. It is a good thing if you happen to survive COVID...many millio...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5687

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

The whole point is to attack a man representing the real science. The man writing the book rejects the science and is pushing and agenda. The books is nothing but a scam. There is nothing to read in it. A man who ignores natural immunity for over a year for a virus many people already had and only ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5687

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Haven't been misled by no one. This is my own personal experience, family and friends. Don't need to see or hear something to actually know that we all are living through it. Had taken the shots, had COVID, saw all government and scientific actions and know by a lot how wrong all of them were on ma...

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