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by Spar
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Moscow
Replies: 196
Views: 23159

Re: Unrest in Moscow

Russia becomes more and more the old soviet style. With the nuclear disaster where suddenly areas being evacuated, authorities do not want to say or do anything before being forced...... Putin is from those times, that's all he knows. He was a KGB agent under the USSR. If you follow Putin that's wh...

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by Spar
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 157
Views: 16941

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

More vague innuendos.

BTW
It's so nice they named it twice.
New York, New York

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by Spar
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 9635

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

Keep out the illegals, don't allow any more worker visas, and have stiff punishments for companies that hire illegals. That gets rid of a lot of the labor supply. Wages will then increase to stimulate demand from the legal labor pool. That sounds great, the question is how do we get Congress (both ...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 157
Views: 16941

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

I'm not much of a conspiracy guy, but the more I read and learn about this entire situation, the stranger it gets. Just go out and look at reputable sources, and see some of the oddities involved, and it starts to make you wonder... There seem to be no shortage of people with vague innuendos. What ...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

But this thing apparently has no cooling other than air flow which moves at the velocities of a jet engine and apparently drives an impeller which drives a fan section like any other jet engine. A jet engine operates by expanding air through the burning of hydrocarbons; this thing needs no hydrocar...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

Nuclear propulsion is excellent, but it doesn't come cheap. Properly done it is quite safe, I live within 25 miles of over 30 reactors and a whole shed full of Trident missiles and I sleep well at night. The Navy found it couldn't afford nuclear propulsion on cruisers, just only subs and carriers n...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

Russia should have been treated with kid gloves in the 1990s when we momentarily had their trust. No doubt that was horribly mishandled. The worst part was our moronic "capitalists" going over there and pumping them full of Ayn Rand BS. A bit later, on the national policy level, there was...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

Anyone know where to find the "offshore platform" on Google Maps (or any other)? I have been looking around the town mentioned in the articles but they all say it is "offshore in the Barents Sea" and that is a big area. Tugg How about 64°38'52.50"N 39°14'37.42"E In Goo...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

It probably is bogus and is in reality a big money grab by the MIC, but the Russians don't know or believe that. They know it as much as I know it, but a response is understandable even if it's not particularly wise in this case. The Russians are understandably paranoid about this, they were invade...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

US news ( and a lot of the western media ) are strongly dominated by Spin Doctor products. Sure, but "US news" includes Russian and Chinese and Iranian news for example, but that isn't necessarily so the other way around. Here you can look at any source - and they all are available. And h...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

The US missile shield, started by Bush against the perceived "Iranian threat" (but conveniently placed along the Russian border), has thrown MAD off. The Russians had to find workarounds to maintain the balance of mutually assured destruction. If ballistic missiles can't get through, crui...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

It would seem that Russia under Putin is hellbent on trying to re-claim former "glories" As in MRGA? No doubt. Imagine the heat signature one of these things would put out. An IRST would probably detect a glow on the horizon while it's still 12,000 miles away. Reports I've seen talk about...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 9858

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

I haven’t seen it posted here, but limited evidence suggests the Russians had a nuclear oopsie. They are, of course telling the story very slowly. https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2019/08/severodvinsk-authorities-confirm-mysterious-brief-radiation-spike-after-missile I was going to post a...

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by Spar
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories
Replies: 86
Views: 12804

Re: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories

An expectations that the ratio of fighters will be 55-45 percent 4th-to-5th generation fighters. :checkmark: seems logical to me. Don't know about the exact ratio, but domestic "easy" stuff and first hitters in a war. In the case of the F-15 vs the F-35, the 5th generation fighter is chea...

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by Spar
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 5782

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Tow it to Sausalito and abandon it. It would make the ultimate anchor out. It would solve the whole bay area's homeless problem.

I can picture it flying a pirate's flag.

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by Spar
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Wow, that is just simply not true. The T-38 and F-5 share almost identical aircraft profile/planforms/overall designs, have the same length, wingspan, height, top speed, engines, etc. The similarities are way much more than the differences, the differences being that the F-5 is single seat and plum...

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by Spar
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

mmo, I understand that you aren't happy with my posts, but you haven't made any coherent argument against any argument of mine. In your post #804 you posted a link that came up as The requested URL was not found. Now you post a link to an off topic bit of bureaucratic boilerplate. This most recent l...

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by Spar
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

mmo........ Have you ever heard the term "military industrial complex"? Do you understand what the term means? As for your link: The requested URL was not found. But anyway, this is a discussion forum, it's your obligation to make your case here, not just post links or say "go look he...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

BTW, there were only 36 F-117 deployed to KKMC. Again, you are great at throwing numbers out but they are usually wrong. LOL I got the number 56 from the Doc file that Ozair linked. Earlier I knew that there had been 59 manufactured for the Air Force. That makes it even more convincing (if it even ...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

This will be a repost, sort of, with regards to your comments which are completely wrong. Take a look at this, https://media.defense.gov/2010/Sep/27/2001329816/-1/-1/0/AFD-100927-065.pdf you will see the F-15E strike package on the first night was composed of 24 F-15E while CAP was provided by F-15...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 176
Views: 13371

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

The left wants to label Trump a fascist yet they also want to enact strict gun control laws like a fascist regime would. Honestly surprised the left isn't championing the second amendment at this point if Trump is such a dictator. Honestly? Really, honestly? It sounds like so many other right wing ...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Again Spar nothing credible to support your claims despite clear evidence to the contrary. Come back with some actual credible sources for the inaccurate opinions you are expressing and we can continue the discussion. So you just wave your hand and say it's not so......................... There is ...

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by Spar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Spar, sorry that is not accurate. Unless you can provide a source to back up your claims and refute mine the evidence is very clear that the USAF intend to use the F-15E as interdiction/strike assets within complex IADS as demonstrated by Red Flag. What do you think they're planning to do with all ...

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by Spar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Here I'll address Orgeron's Option 1: which begins: Extend and Upgrade the F-15C fleet. This option would essentially accept current maintenance concerns and low readiness rates associated with maintaining 35 to 40-year-old fighter aircraft. Under this option, the Air Force would refurbish old F-15C...

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by Spar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 8234

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

VTKillarney wrote:
Only three Dixiecrats became Republican. So, no, a Dixiecrat is firmly a Democrat.

Your Breitbart talking point is meaningless, Nixon's "southern strategy" was real and it changed American politics forever.

But you've had this explained to you already.

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by Spar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

........you are again wrong. That is not the reality of how the USAF trains for fighting Oh sure, they'll "train for" and have peacetime exercises and all that. But when there are real missiles flying and real shrapnel in the sky, the F-15s will be parked on the tarmac and they'll stay th...

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by Spar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 8234

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

Well, slavery, Jim Crow and segregation were agendas of the Democrats. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican so don't blame slavery on the GOP. Oh bullshit. The parties of 1860 have no connection to the parties of anything beyond the 1930s and not much connection to anything that occurred after Lincoln ...

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by Spar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I'll address one point of yours. If you want to talk about which is more survivable in a battlespace, then the F-15E will certainly play a role in future conflicts. That doesn't mean it is more survivable than a 5th gen platform, just that the USAF will continue to need it to execute missions even i...

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by Spar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Again, long on rhetoric but short on facts. One problem with your position is you don't take into account the infrastructure required for the F-15 to F-35 transition. That adds costs, be it overhead or indirect operating costs. Have a read of this https://warontherocks.com/2019/05/f-15ex-and-f-35a-...

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by Spar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Shame that instead of at least trying to provide some evidence of your position you just retort to the same trite. How much evidence do you need before you understand that the F-15 lacks the attribute of stealth thus it is at a severe disadvantage vs F-35, F-22, B2 (or B-21) if it were ever to atte...

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by Spar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 8234

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

The original video was already taken down by You-tube's censorship algorithm. Oh poor pitiful you, you tube is after you! What it all boils down to is that people like you and trump are lost to the fact that there was slavery in this country, followed by Jim Crow and that was later exacerbated by t...

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by Spar
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 8234

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

A great first question that he has asked is were have the Billions of dollars of our tax dollars ear marked to fix inner city problems went? If that's the first question he asked, that's proof positive that he's nothing but a bullshitter. That was a rhetorical question, not even a question but more...

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by Spar
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 18366

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

300 to the Flu 250 to Suicide 200 to Car Accidents 40 to Homicide via Handgun Just a quick look at your "statistics" shows that you've about doubled the numbers of death from the other sources, but have shown less than half the number of gun deaths (partly by limiting it to handguns I sup...

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by Spar
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 18366

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

like I said we have so many now on the streets I don't know any laws that will stop the truly determined. That's no argument against making military weapons illegal. Half of them at least would be gone right away, surrendered by law abiding people. Another half would be gone in six months when the ...

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by Spar
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 18093

Re: Another mass shooting in El Paso

The issue cannot be "mental illness", as almost all (maybe all) of the shooters since the current upsurge in mass killings were just garden variety members of society before they went on their sprees: possibly a little quirky, but few of them had done anything that stood out enough to have...

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by Spar
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I have provided said facts multiple times........................ EPAWSS is a band aid intended to give the delusion that an F-15E can do the job of an F-35. However, it's real purpose is to fluff up BAE system's financials a bit while allowing a few members of Air Force brass who are living in the...

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by Spar
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 18093

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

MSPNWA wrote:
You need to confirm whether or not this store had signs not allowing carry

This is an absolutely trivial issue and has absolutely zero to do with this mass killing by the right wing nut job who did it. You're just trying to turn the conversation to a petty triviality.

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by Spar
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 18093

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

We’ll let the FBI be the judge of that after checking his online activities. Some of these are lone wolves, others are involved in organizations of some type. And it is fair to assume that they all were affected by the hate rhetoric that has been so prevalent from the right, especially in the last ...

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by Spar
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 8234

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

You are entitled to your own opinion, but no your own facts. Only three Dixiecrats defected the Republican Party. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Democrats#New_Deal_and_after Of the known Dixiecrats, only three switched parties becoming Republicans: Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms and Mills E....

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by Spar
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 18093

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

If you don’t like brown people because you don’t have a job - it’s not their fault. It’s usually because your life decisions suck.” There's no need to counter one inappropriate harshness with another harshness. There are a lot of unemployed and marginally unemployed middle and lower middle class pe...

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by Spar
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The EPAWSS is a passive and active EW system that can be used against both surface and airborne threats. Sure it can be used against airborne radars, but it was designed to defeat layered air defense networks; that is why it was funded, that's what EPAWSS is all about. The national Guard CONUS airs...

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by Spar
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 18093

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

I will state this as succinctly as possible: The Left can confiscate every firearm of every type whatsoever it believes exists from everyone it believes has one (or more) and mass shootings may decrease or, hopefully, even cease, but crime will continue...... I know that the main tried an true tact...

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by Spar
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Why not mention Qatar and Saudi who paid for most of the development and research for this version. Again, if you are going to spout "facts" make them accurate. Qatar and SA spent their money upgrading an obsolete aircraft because the US won't sell them F-22s or F-35s. But even with the f...

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by Spar
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The E fleet is still being upgraded with new radars and EPAWSS anyway so will maintain great capability for the A2A role. EPAWSS is ECCM, it is meant to give penetrating aircraft the edge against AD systems. It has no purpose for the national Guard CONUS mission and as I understand it, it is a mult...

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by Spar
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134377

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Roll the EX onto the USAF Active units who would still benefit from the rapid conversion time and likely make better use of the airframes advantages over the E fleet. Are you saying that the EX that is proposed to replace F-15Cs (which are strictly used for an air defense mission), will have the co...

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by Spar
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 8234

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

VTKillarney wrote:
So let me ask this: What is wrong with saying that living in Baltimore is like "living in a third world country?"

Because it's a repeat of his war on Mexicans. He sows hate for political gain; he offers nothing to solve problems in the inner cities.

Delightful fellow he is.

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by Spar
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 8234

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

Then there's the president that integrated the armed forces: Harry Truman.
He did it by Executive Order.
That was no small thing.

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by Spar
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 8234

Trump begins attack on Cities

In a move his base will love, today Trump issued a broadside attack on what are essentially black people living in inner cities and no doubt the programs that administer the services provided them. Trump escalates attacks on Baltimore and other cities — says federal funds have been ‘stolen,’ ‘wasted...

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by Spar
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6594

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

That is an incredibly condescending generalisation of American Jews. There was nothing condescending in what I wrote above, it was an accurate portrayal of the state of affairs of Jewish American politics. Of course it's a generalization; the voting pattern of a broad group can be described in no o...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6594

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Most American Jews, or at least a very significant proportion of them, are in fact quite securalised and are from Reform Jewish backgrounds. They predominantly live in large urban areas in the blue states and will almost always vote for Democratic candidates in any election regardless of what their...

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