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by trpmb6
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163026

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronav ... les-2020-2

Well, that's likely how it was brought to the US.

Good luck everyone.
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https://www.businessinsider.com/coronav ... les-2020-2

Well, that's likely how it was brought to the US.

Good luck everyone.

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by trpmb6
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21536

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

I do say I really admire Bernie for his lack of low blows and his focus on the message. Warren seems like a fighter but sometimes instead of going for the throat (tough fighter) she goes for the balls (low blows.) To her defense, Bloomberg does seem scummy, but Warren is wording everything in such ...

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by trpmb6
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163026

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I suspect it's already too late. We now have a suspected case of community transmission in the USA. That means there are many more infected who are unawares. And they are infecting others. The response by the chinese has really endangered the whole world. Authoritarian regimes always find a way to d...

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by trpmb6
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21536

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

I do say I really admire Bernie for his lack of low blows and his focus on the message. Warren seems like a fighter but sometimes instead of going for the throat (tough fighter) she goes for the balls (low blows.) To her defense, Bloomberg does seem scummy, but Warren is wording everything in such ...

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by trpmb6
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is dissent no longer allowed?
Replies: 40
Views: 1376

Re: Is dissent no longer allowed?

I think you have way more in common with how I tend to think than you realize. On medicare for all: One argument commonly used is that "if you're paying for private insurance right now it's not like you'll really see a reduction in your take home pay because all that money will just go towards...

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by trpmb6
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is dissent no longer allowed?
Replies: 40
Views: 1376

Re: Is dissent no longer allowed?

For starters, this is a thing that both sides of the political spectrum are equally guilty of. However, on the left, it's only started taking shape to the same manner as it has on the right. Is dissent no longer allowed in our political circles? Is questioning a proposal grounds for censuring? On a...

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by trpmb6
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21536

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

I'm not really sure what Warren's current gameplan is anymore. Perhaps she realizes the sharks are circling around her, but that she's now positioning herself for a solid VP pick?

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by trpmb6
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2398

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

What’s most interesting to me is how Disney has transformed from a big deal vacation, to a regular vacation. I’ve been three times in my entire life, and that’s enough for me. I was taken once as a young kid with the family which was THE BIG DEAL, went with a friend when I was 13, and then went wit...

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by trpmb6
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2398

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

I really don't understand the appeal to be honest. Says the person without children. We have no children. I want to go every chance I get. The brosband thinks it is a waste of time and money. To each their own. He is wrong but it is adorable he thinks he is right. ;) I have three children. There ar...

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by trpmb6
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2398

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

I really don't understand the appeal to be honest.

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Green energy investments US at record high
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Green energy investments US at record high

Great job USA. I do wonder what that breakdown is per capita. My home state is in the top 5 for wind energy. I hate the sound they make (plenty of posts on here attesting to that) but I do find them majestic as an aerospace engineer. I invest in green energy, possibly to the surprise of some here. I...

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by trpmb6
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Something lighter: Great Soups of the World
Replies: 34
Views: 1128

Re: Time for Something lighter: Great Soups of the World

I have tasted pho from three different places in three different states and it always tastes nasty. I would crawl over burning sand for udon, though. I eat pozole as a cure for flu or colds. If you are ever in STS, go to any Oliver's Market. They have a soup bar. At least six different kinds of sou...

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by trpmb6
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163026

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Is there any additional or new information that discusses the susceptibility of people of Asian descent to these types of viruses due to their lung physiology compared to western races? It seems the fatality rate is drastically different. Though that could be an issue with reporting of total # of ca...

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by trpmb6
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90467

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I sense that several of you were writing sarcastically bu I wanted to write it in clear since we have somebody in here who refuse to believe the obvious and are writing about some wall plug things which this is not about. UK can have its own weird wall plug and nobody wants to take that away. Indee...

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Planes and beer???
Replies: 6
Views: 1867

Re: Planes and beer???

Aeroplains in Wichita, ks has great beer. You can't watch airplanes take off or anything but it's a local hot spot. The bar is modeled off a wing with a leading edge and what not.

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6259

Re: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron

I would be really surprised if the business aircraft unit wasn't the last thing they sold. It's been referred to as the "crown jewel" for the Bombardiers (the family, not the company). Despite all this talk my bet is the trains still go first. I tend to agree. And in truth, I'm not sure a...

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163026

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I understand poorer countries are not prepared... which is exactly why it's disconcerting the world's wealthiest country is poorly prepared for this. I don't know how the U.S. can help China. They need medical PPE the most and we don't have it to spare, because we only produce 5% of our surgical ma...

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6259

Re: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron

It makes perfect sense for Textron/Cessna. Since they halted further development of the Hemisphere, the Challenger 650 can fill it's role. Then you have the Global 5500, 6500 and 7500 to offer your high-end customers. Lear seems like the casualty in all this. I don't see it sticking around when you...

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla above $900
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Tesla above $900

The bubble has popped! I hope none of you hopped on this morning. It'll be a rough ride down.

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6259

Re: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron

It makes perfect sense for Textron/Cessna. Since they halted further development of the Hemisphere, the Challenger 650 can fill it's role. Then you have the Global 5500, 6500 and 7500 to offer your high-end customers. Lear seems like the casualty in all this. I don't see it sticking around when you...

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla above $900
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Tesla above $900

Also the tech that Tesla offers in it's cars is at least 5 years ahead of it's nearest competitors. Only top models from Mercedes Benz and Audi come close to what Tesla Model 3 offers I think that's true. I had what I felt was a smart idea about Tesla so I will state it here: Tesla is a software co...

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)
Replies: 142
Views: 4210

Re: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)

Ooof. This was a big miss. Governor Whitmer's response included "we want everyone's vote to count" yeah... that should have been scratched from her speech after the events of today.

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)
Replies: 142
Views: 4210

Re: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)

I was reading accounts of previous Iowa caucuses and saw that Republicans had issues last time before deciding on Santorum. I think this is just another case of Republicans wanting to take a victory lap because reasons. Also, Biden came in fourth from what I am reading. This tells me that Democrats...

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla above $900
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Tesla above $900

While there is a lot of positive with tesla, what you see right now is exactly what Tugger laid out. It's a short squeeze that will resort in a massive turn soon. I'm mainly afraid for all the new investors who may not know what they are doing. 12,000 robinhood users jumped into the stock after it h...

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by trpmb6
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)
Replies: 142
Views: 4210

Re: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)

With this debacle I didnt even see anything about the state of the union.. so what's the drinking game this year? I'll go with anytime he says yuge take a yuge drink.

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by trpmb6
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)
Replies: 142
Views: 4210

Re: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)

Interesting that its somehow Iowa's fault, or the caucusing system's fault (RE: This is the end of Iowa's first in the nation status). But not the DNC or the two characters who created a company with "shadow" in the name to make a terrible app to be used - no doubt profiting handsomely fro...

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by trpmb6
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organized effort to keep Bernie from Nomination
Replies: 27
Views: 852

Re: Organized effort to keep Bernie from Nomination

Sign of the times? Michigan rep. Justin Amash has achieved the best fundraising of his career after leaving the GOP to become independent, and has eclipsed both his Dem and GOP competition. https://twitter.com/hotlinejosh/status/1223652032025972737?s=21 That only helps the narrative that dems shoul...

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by trpmb6
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Forbes: Trump economy’s first 3 years’ numbers weaker than Obama’s last three years
Replies: 32
Views: 1621

Re: Forbes: Trump economy’s first 3 years’ numbers weaker than Obama’s last three years

Well considering all the economists were predicting trump's presidency would usher in a new great recession I consider any sort of positive economic news a monster swing from where we were supposed to be at.

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by trpmb6
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163026

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I think the biggest issue for me now is the response by the local authorities who by emerging accounts were aware of some sort of cold like virus spreading among the population in Wuhan as early as mid-December. They shut down the suspect fish market on January 1st. Clearly they knew something was g...

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by trpmb6
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2177

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

Nonav isn’t what it used to be. Understatement of the century, I get it. Too much politics and too few posters Indeed. I don't check in as much as I used to. It's the same boring old arguments rehashed and reheated, usually involving Donald Trump, Greta Thornberg and race/identity politics. Hardly ...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15312

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

Fox News refused to run the impeachment trial this evening and instead ran their usual shyte show of Tucker and Hannity (not a drag show, but still a drag). They had guests to tell their nipple lickers why impeachment and this trial is “stupid”. Funny, their own viewers can’t understand that on the...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15312

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

Fox News refused to run the impeachment trial this evening and instead ran their usual shyte show of Tucker and Hannity (not a drag show, but still a drag). They had guests to tell their nipple lickers why impeachment and this trial is “stupid”. Funny, their own viewers can’t understand that on the...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Internists Call for 'Systematic Reform' Of Healthcare
Replies: 31
Views: 974

Re: American Internists Call for 'Systematic Reform' Of Healthcare

Honestly, and I write this as I sit by my son's bedside at the hospital, the biggest travesty is that they don't serve beer here.

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by trpmb6
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Internists Call for 'Systematic Reform' Of Healthcare
Replies: 31
Views: 974

Re: American Internists Call for 'Systematic Reform' Of Healthcare

Those are called medical doctors. They "police the care." That's exactly what they do.... Or, what do you think they do, offer uninformed opinions? I totally agree with you about pricing and insurance. It would be best for me if all insurance goes away. Middle class people had better acce...

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by trpmb6
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Internists Call for 'Systematic Reform' Of Healthcare
Replies: 31
Views: 974

Re: American Internists Call for 'Systematic Reform' Of Healthcare

Having had two recent hospitalizations in my immediate family, (myself, and a young child) I am acutely aware of the fallacies of our health care system. The way I see it, it's not really the "how" we pay for health care. It's the "how" health care is administered. Tests that are...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15312

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

And this is different for the GOP How ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efforts_to_impeach_Barack_Obama ... I mean the Democrats literally ran on impeachment in 2018... How is that any different? Honestly surprised we didn't have Pelosi come out and say, "We need to impeach him so we can find ou...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15312

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

Well we are off to a smashing start with Schumer and Pelosi branding McConnell as a liar and corrupt. ' https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/appalling-national-disgrace-designed-hide-truth-democrats-blast-mcconnell-s-n1119026 It does seem that McConnel's rules for the Trial ar...

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by trpmb6
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need some advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Need some advice!

Kiwirob wrote:
caliboy93 wrote:
Is self marriage a good idea, where you put an engagement ring on your own finger, say the wedding vows in front of a mirror, and dance with a robot?


I think you need a drink, snow globe and a hooker!


Ah snow globe ;)

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by trpmb6
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Puerto Rico Unrest / Hurricane Relief found
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Puerto Rico Unrest / Hurricane Relief found

A social media post yesterday about potential hurricane Relief supplies being stored in a local Ponce warehouse sparked a mob of people to investigate for themselves. What they found was a warehouse full of water, baby formula (now expired) and other emergency supplies (cots/tarps/first aid/camling ...

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by trpmb6
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163026

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Wuhan expands screening and outbreak containment efforts: https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202001/ ... 71876.html Let see if this would increase the amount of case number in Wuhan greatly. B/c it's ridiculous that there are still only <50 cases in Wuhan with the virus seemingly spreading to multiple...

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by trpmb6
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163026

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://apnews.com/3845a158612c6cc556c8cb7b91f5d078

Man in Japan was treated for pneumonia after a visit to the Wuhan region. Tested positive for the virus.
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It is now multi-country: https://apnews.com/3845a158612c6cc556c8cb7b91f5d078

Man in Japan was treated for pneumonia after a visit to the Wuhan region. Tested positive for the virus.

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by trpmb6
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 163026

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I haven't heard anything about this yet, and I've been paying a bit more attention to these types of things this year due to recent personal events. Thanks for sharing. Noticed it's strange no one has started a discussion on this yet, since it impacts aviation. Only when a non-first world disease im...

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by trpmb6
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Tehran
Replies: 24
Views: 1331

Re: Unrest in Tehran

Protestors chanting, "our enemy is right here, they are lying its america" https://mobile.twitter.com/farnazfassihi/status/1216130644729892867?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1216130644729892867&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpluralist.com%2Firanians-protests-against-own-go...

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by trpmb6
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27888

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

That's a long string of causality, and although i am sure the Ayatollahs will be all over it, the more immediate questions to ask are why didn't the battery commanders figure it out first? Either way Iran will lose face with a public admittance in this screw up. If the Trump administration has any ...

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by trpmb6
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27888

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

AeroVega wrote:
So what is the US strategy for the middle east? Why is the US military there? Why not just leave?


I'd be thrilled if we left. We as a nation don't really need oil. It's bad for the environment anyways. Let the region waste itself away.

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by trpmb6
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?
Replies: 48
Views: 2770

Re: Betelgeuse to go Supernova in Days or Decades?

Interestingly, this won't be the first supernova observed by humans. First recorded supernova was 185 AD. The most recent supernova recorded within the milky way was in 1604. Since then all of our observations have occurred in other galaxies. Probably the coolest thing, at least to me, is that we ar...

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by trpmb6
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28351

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

So how do you all on the left feel about Speaker pelosi holding the managers back? I mean if this was so important that the president needed to be removed immediately, you would think this would be urgent and she would have had managers picked already.

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by trpmb6
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor
Replies: 125
Views: 3967

Re: US Senators writing letter to Nord Stream 2 contractor

Either you take a stand against russia and cut off their life blood or you embrace everything they do. Just more proof that this administration is not pro russia.

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by trpmb6
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28351

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

In a post that's now been deleted.. I noted that Pelosi may try to hold it back anyways. Which just kind of shows how the Democrats actually view this whole articles of impeachment. It's kind of rich that the left is now claiming foul against the republicans for how they will conduct the trial after...

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by trpmb6
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"
Replies: 133
Views: 5237

Re: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"

Except that's not at all what you said: You're really grasping at straws. I have to agree... I read both posts several times and they don't conflict with each other. It ultimately starts with the individual. Any opinion otherwise leads down a centralized state mentality which will most assuredly no...

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