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by zckls04
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Would you agree that's everyone taking their collective eyes off the ball, then? Had the customer complied, albeit grudgingly, he might never fly UA again, but this wouldn't have made international news because no one would have laid a finger on him. The news story is the beating he received, not a...

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by zckls04
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Yes, but it ISN'T the headline-making part of this fiasco. What's fuelling outrage is United's actions, not the PD's. No video = no reaction. The PR is entertaining but ultimately the outrage is over the treatment of this guy. Every story is focusing on what United should have done differently to a...

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by zckls04
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

FINALLY, someone gets it! I was beginning to wonder why everyone was only relying on emotion when looking at this situation instead of balancing it with logic and common sense. You have it backwards. Those defending the airline are the ones being ruled by emotion. Seriously, which part of United's ...

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by zckls04
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

He's a blogger, not someone who has any vested interest in minimizing what occurred, nor inflating it. He's simply calling out what happened. Whether he's a blogger or not doesn't strengthen or weaken his arguments. And yes, as I pointed out earlier, airlines will seek volunteers for LESS than $135...

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by zckls04
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

1. I think his point about the compensation - poor as it may have been - was that once they got to $1350, they were at the level where they could just end the process and go straight to IDB since $1350 is the max cash payout for IDB passengers. IOW, I think he's implying that it was a waste of time...

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by zckls04
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

If anyone hasn't yet seen this, here's a fair, well-thought-out analysis of what occurred, and where things fell apart: http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/04/11/real-reason-man-dragged-off-united-flight-stop-happening/ No, it's a piss-weak defense of complete incompetence and PR tone-deaf...

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by zckls04
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The mass long term exodus of UA patrons is just a pipe dream... Agreed, but that doesn't mean it won't affect the company's bottom line. In fact it's certain that it will- the only question is to what extent. The effect may even be positive if enough people think as you do (cf. Chick-Fil-A). Events...

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by zckls04
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I'd settle for a happy medium.


I always prefer to err away from the instinct to attack those who peacefully protest, even if I disagree with the message. Violence is another matter, but peaceful protest is the happiest of mediums in my opinion.

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by zckls04
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I love this notion that a fare paying customer is regarded as a "criminal" for expecting to receive the service he paid for. This 'overselling' culture needs to be sorted out once and for all. If the airlines are so concerned with 'no shows' then make better T&C's that discourage the ...

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by zckls04
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Munoz surely has to go though, his comments are grossly incompetent - his very first one he should've at least screwed the LEO's, they're not his staff to protect and encourage, he could've pinned all the blame on them, instead he's just an accomodating dick who followed it up with more incompetenc...

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by zckls04
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

This seems like a similar incident. Where was all the outrage in the past? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-dragged-off-delta-flight_us_585193fde4b0e411bfd4f928 It's not really that similar. The Delta passenger had boarded the flight without permission (she hadn't checked in at the gate), ...

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by zckls04
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 137266

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Bradd Jaffy of NBC news is quoting on Twitter a statement from the Chicago Police Department saying that the injuries experienced by the forcibly removed passenger were the result of him "falling". https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/851500160580550656/photo/1 It's amazing how unstable ...

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by zckls04
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Re: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK

The media has obligingly run with stories saying "CIA can watch you through your TV!!!". Neglecting of course to mention that you have to install some malware on the TV with a USB stick first. If a CIA agent comes into your house to do that I think you have bigger problems. Most of the oth...

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by zckls04
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Re: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK

zkojq wrote:
DLFREEBIRD wrote:
I think everybody figured that out when Edward Snowden ran to Russia.

Snowden =/= Wikileaks =/= Glenn Greenwald etc


I think he's referring to the fact that Snowden's asylum in Russia was personally arranged by Assange.

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by zckls04
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Passes A Clearly Unconstitutional Law
Replies: 107
Views: 2683

Re: Arkansas Passes A Clearly Unconstitutional Law

I don't know perhaps you should ask some married women, if given the choice, would you prefer to have non-consensual sex with your husband, or some stranger? I am guessing most women would choose their husband, unless they have a rape fantasy. If you're basing your views on a guess, then you're not...

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by zckls04
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Passes A Clearly Unconstitutional Law
Replies: 107
Views: 2683

Re: Arkansas Passes A Clearly Unconstitutional Law

Just curious, when you encounter a pregnant woman you know, are you more inclined to say. "How's the baby?" or "How is your body?" Neither- I'll say "how are you?". Most people (aside from those of course who think women are just expendable baby-making machines) would ...

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by zckls04
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Bowling Green Massacre"
Replies: 54
Views: 2549

Re: "The Bowling Green Massacre"

No, I didn't watch the interview, just read about it. It was more likely the latter. In all fairness to her and Chris Matthews, the left wing MSNBC host interviewing her who did not challenge her, its hard to keep up, Fort Hood, San Bernardino, Orlando, Bowling Green terrorists. Is it really though...

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by zckls04
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula One Post Bernie Ecclestone
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Formula One Post Bernie Ecclestone

I would prefer it to be like wacky races, with whatever tech they want to use to make it faster, better handling and using whatever engine they want to use and no restrictions on fuel stops etc The stifling tech regs are as I understand it more down to Jean Todt and the FIA than Ecclestone. I don't...

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by zckls04
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula One Post Bernie Ecclestone
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Formula One Post Bernie Ecclestone

I think a lot of fans are going to realize that Bernie wasn't quite the big bad bogeyman he was always painted as. Liberty have a tough task ahead to find somebody with his ability to make things happen behind the scenes. I highly doubt we're going to see a move away from the new markets. Liberty ar...

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by zckls04
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye President Obama..........and THANK YOU !!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 2040

Re: Goodbye President Obama..........and THANK YOU !!!!

But it proves the point that has been observed, sadly, for many many years. There is no one more unbending, bigoted, unreasonable, stuck-in-their-ways, than a Lefty when presented with a situation they do not like. Or are criticized. Or lose. That quote is just fantastic. I'm going to stick it on m...

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by zckls04
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For The Record
Replies: 31
Views: 1337

Re: For The Record

Don't forget to tag that 4.7% with the 94,500,000 folks who are no longer participating in the labor force because they can't get a job. Let's not forget roughly 93% of the move in the stock market was thanks to the Federal Reserve's Quantitative Easing. what was that total on the taxpayers again? ...

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by zckls04
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hail the savior! Hail President Trump!
Replies: 112
Views: 4473

Re: Hail the savior! Hail President Trump!

My issue with you progressives is that you preach tolerance but have none for anyone else. Actually tolerance is a word exclusively used by the right these days, and one used completely wrongly. Tolerance is about people , not ideas . If somebody has an incredibly stupid idea, tolerance dictates th...

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by zckls04
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manning to be released in May
Replies: 39
Views: 1604

Re: Manning to be released in May

Generally I don't agree with many Presidential pardons. Non-violent drug offences and the like are fair enough, but I'm glad Manning wasn't entirely pardoned. At the same time I prefer to try and apportion blame where possible. Manning committed an act of espionage, but at the same time an unstable ...

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by zckls04
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The alternative to burgers?
Replies: 42
Views: 1477

Re: The alternative to burgers?

tommy1808 wrote:
the current farmland could support at least 10 Billion additional humans.


Sounds ghastly. No thanks.

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by zckls04
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hail the savior! Hail President Trump!
Replies: 112
Views: 4473

Re: Hail the savior! Hail President Trump!

You go girl, that race baiting will surely never get old. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/01/20/02/3C4D62AB00000578-4138772-image-a-10_1484880965588.jpg What exactly is that image supposed to prove? That "Unity Bridge" was built by, surprise surprise, an old white guy. The fact that t...

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by zckls04
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: if you had just one night in NYC, where would you eat? (A fun challenge)
Replies: 12
Views: 1392

Re: if you had just one night in NYC, where would you eat? (A fun challenge)

With the budget I'd have two Pastrami on Rye and have a lot of Money left I'd agree. If you only have a short time in NYC, why eat at a $75/head restaurant? New York cuisine is famous for its incredibly expensive fine dining and its incredibly cheap fast food. Since the former is out of your price ...

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by zckls04
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing
Replies: 34
Views: 2047

Re: Nico Rosberg, 2016 F1 Champion, retires from F1 racing

You don't win the GP2 championship on your debut season by being average. You don't get into F1 at all by being average. But if you're saying "average for a formula one driver" I'd argue there isn't enough data to make that claim. For a start, it was his debut season because it was the fi...

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by zckls04
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Grand Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: The Grand Tour

Things like leaf springs seem very dated when you're driving on a smooth twisty road in the Alps, but much less so when you're driving along a dead-straight freeway full of potholes. In the US much more value is placed on ruggedness and reliability (and ease of maintenance) than in Europe for insta...

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by zckls04
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Grand Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: The Grand Tour

But.... American car manufacturers are getting better. They've finally ditched leaf springs! The ratio of crap to good has definitely swung toward the positive :) Things like leaf springs seem very dated when you're driving on a smooth twisty road in the Alps, but much less so when you're driving a...

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kanye West Goes Off The Rails
Replies: 40
Views: 1958

Re: Kanye West Goes Off The Rails

Veetwo wrote:
Claiming to not know who they are and to dismiss their work doesn't make you a unique person, it makes you look like a douche.


Or to put it another way, willful ignorance of something you feel is beneath you is still ignorance, and that's never something to be proud of.

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by zckls04
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kanye West Goes Off The Rails
Replies: 40
Views: 1958

Re: Kanye West Goes Off The Rails

Ok guys, I'm being serious here... Who in the world is this Kanye West fellow? He seems like a gigantic idiot! And who are the Kardashians??? Two possibilities here- either you're attempting unsuccessfully to score some cheap credibility or you're a 24 year old who doesn't know who either Kanye Wes...

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by zckls04
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Grand Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: The Grand Tour

It was a bit clunky in places, but had all the right ingredients. The opening sequence was fabulous. I think given a few episodes to get into the swing of things, the studio bits will come together. The films were great as always.

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by zckls04
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A "What If": The Electoral College Vote In December
Replies: 167
Views: 7253

Re: A "What If": The Electoral College Vote In December

In some states, "faithless" voting is already a criminal offense. I would expect the AGs to enforce the law in those states. I seem to remember the punishments are generally fines in the low $1000s, so probably not significant enough to have any effect. Don't expect Hillary to say "n...

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by zckls04
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

Re: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?

IMHO,The American people have had enough of the take over of progressive radicals of the Democratic party and defections of the moderate liberals scored heavily in Trump's election.And yes,social media did rise above the mainstream liberal media propaganda cells.But for me,Obama's,"i have pen,...

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

Re: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?

So changing the system all of the sudden becomes a noble goal once they are pushed from control of the system? A noble goal to whom? You're always trying to turn everything into a value judgment as though everything can be labelled right or wrong. If somebody wants to change the system, they no dou...

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Didn't vote for Trump, but kind of excited by the change
Replies: 83
Views: 3190

Re: Didn't vote for Trump, but kind of excited by the change

I can understand the excitement of some. After all, I've heard many Democrats opine over the years how much they would love to see a candidate who is fiscally conservative but socially liberal. And Trump is probably the closest you're likely to get. I think the problem is that at the same time as ge...

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by zckls04
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

Re: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?

I agree but the government does not currently do so. However, I have been told multiple times by those on the left that rights are given to individuals by society. So if the government, acting on behalf of the people, decides that gays can no longer marry and Muslims have to leave then what grounds...

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by zckls04
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

Re: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?

He did specifically say he'd require Muslims to be put on a registry though. No matter how much you stick your fingers in your ears you can't pretend that he hasn't said the things he has said. I'm sure he didn't think through the consequences of many of the things he said, but worrying that he mig...

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by zckls04
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

Re: Election Results: Blame Tech / Social Media?

So is tech and social media to blame for the (alleged) widespread decline of journalism, the irrelevance of facts, and open trolling, racism and mysogyny? Funny how you single out misbehavior by Trump followers but ignore the hysterical nonsense pushed via social media among Clinton supporters, whi...

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prediction Time: POTUS Election
Replies: 180
Views: 6072

Re: Prediction Time: POTUS Election

alberchico wrote:
So at this point Michigan is the key state that will be the decider right ?


If Clinton wins Michigan she's still short. She needs New Hampshire or Wisconsin. Both look unlikely right now.

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by zckls04
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prediction Time: POTUS Election
Replies: 180
Views: 6072

Re: Prediction Time: POTUS Election

No path to victory for Clinton now. President Trump.

God help us.

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by zckls04
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prediction Time: POTUS Election
Replies: 180
Views: 6072

Re: Prediction Time: POTUS Election

777Jet wrote:
I predict that the next POTUS will be assassinated before the middle of next year regardless of which one it is.


They said that about Obama. People will get over it though.

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by zckls04
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please Vote ?!?
Replies: 43
Views: 1852

Re: Please Vote ?!?

I see a lot of people on my social media feeds saying they aren't going to go to the polls on Tuesday in protest, but in reality it's just laziness. Here in CA we have not only the President, but Senators, Representatives, School Board Members, Transit Directors, plus referenda on marijuana legaliza...

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by zckls04
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time To Dismantle The FBI And Start Over?
Replies: 76
Views: 3090

Re: Time To Dismantle The FBI And Start Over?

I disagree that the FBI has to be dismantled. It's inevitable in such an emotionally charged election that there are going to be some individuals (such as the person in charge of the Twitter password) who allow their political beliefs to cloud their judgement. Providing they are disciplined appropri...

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by zckls04
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bundy Brothers Acquitted
Replies: 34
Views: 1909

Re: Bundy Brothers Acquitted

The whole point is that Trump doesn't have a lock on garbage supporters. And minorities can be racist and privileged too. Without a doubt. But I've never found "this dumbass supports politican X, so politician X is terrible" a particularly convincing argument anyway; this guilt by associa...

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by zckls04
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 6053

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

"Freedom" is a very disingenuous way of looking at Brexit. Really it's a contract renegotiation, not some exercise in regaining sovereignty from a controlling power. The EU has a responsibility to its citizens, not to those of the UK, so there's no reason it would be more "grown up&qu...

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by zckls04
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bundy Brothers Acquitted
Replies: 34
Views: 1909

Re: Bundy Brothers Acquitted

Did you see the video of those Black and Hispanic Clinton supporters beating that homeless woman, asking her where Trump was to save her while she was being assaulted on the ground and laughed at? Was that white privilege? Can you IMAGINE the outrage if white trump supporters were doing that to a b...

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by zckls04
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP plans to dismantle SCOTUS
Replies: 43
Views: 2309

Re: GOP plans to dismantle SCOTUS

It was a sarcastic comment to start with. For what it's worth, that was quite obvious, at least to me. Not sure why everybody's sarcasm detector failed today. I've never understood whining about "political correctness"--what is the threat and who is it hurting? Just seems like a red flag ...

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by zckls04
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Weeks Out: Time To Start Placing Your Bets
Replies: 81
Views: 3912

Re: Two Weeks Out: Time To Start Placing Your Bets

Interesting. Can you cite some specific examples? Names of the convicted + the year the were found guilty, will do. The problem is not that there's no fraud; there's plenty of it. ....which will of course elicit the inevitable followup of: Great, so then can YOU cite some specific examples thereof ...

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by zckls04
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Weeks Out: Time To Start Placing Your Bets
Replies: 81
Views: 3912

Re: Two Weeks Out: Time To Start Placing Your Bets

How can you actually argue against securing your national border or that outsourcing jobs from the USA is a bad thing? Its about how you say it and what types of things you do to secure jobs and the border. Why is that such a horrible thing to so many people? They're not bad- just unrealistic. With...

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