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by LMP737
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration
Replies: 25
Views: 1569

Re: Mexican President vows to sell Govt. Dreamliner to fund fight against illegal immigration

Spar wrote:
My understanding is that that 787 is one of the first off the line and is carrying a lot of extra weight so it is going to be hard to sell and won't bring in much money (comparatively).


No airline is going to want it. Best bet is someone who wants a VIP widebody on the cheap.

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by LMP737
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 89
Views: 5922

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

I got that impression by you're reaction to this thread which was "John Stewart is liberal shill". Which tells me you could give hoot about them. Say that a Republican lead congress decided that a particular subject was important to the nation and wanted to bring in someone to testify abo...

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by LMP737
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 89
Views: 5922

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

MikeDrop wrote:


Where did you get that idea? I certainly have never said that.

Mike Drop


I got that impression by you're reaction to this thread which was "John Stewart is liberal shill". Which tells me you could give hoot about them.

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by LMP737
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 89
Views: 5922

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

LOL - that is quite the reaction you have there. I don’t need to watch or listen to him. His history speaks for itself. Pretending that his presentation is a serious effort to legislate is an insult to any Republican. This exchange and fake indignation on your part shows that the Democrats achieved...

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by LMP737
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 89
Views: 5922

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

I don’t know what he said or who he lambasted, because I’ll never waste my time listening or watching anything he does or says. All I’ve seen is the reactions in social media calling out Republicans for not attending his BS. You admit you didn't bother to listen to what he the had to say. So where ...

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by LMP737
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 89
Views: 5922

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Jon Stewart is a liberal shill. I’ll never watch or listen to a single thing that he does. He built his career on bashing Republicans daily. The only take away possible from anything that he does is that whatever it is is designed to “get Trump” and the Republicans. No serious person trying to solv...

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by LMP737
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6964

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Tugger wrote:
Ever since Lucas designed it's systems to always let the smoke out, Britain has been safe!
Quite innovative those Brits...


Tugg


Lucas, the prince of darkness.

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 6115

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Personally I do not like San Francisco. You get little sunshine and the weather is forever 8-12 degrees. Little beach/sea activities. The weather in Los Angeles is so much better. Also the food. Also a lot more to do/visit such as Disneyland, Universal Studio, Hollywood etc. But it seems to Los Ang...

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6964

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

flipdewaf wrote:
. When the nuclear war comes there will be nothing left but cockroaches, Nokia 3310's and British plugs.


Which will probably leak oil. ;)

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by LMP737
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 4215

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

It's very easy. 1) Planned Parenthood performs 50% of all abortions in the United States. 2) Planned Parenthood finances hard left Democrats. 3) When the government pays, prices rise. 4) More money in Planned Parenthoods coffers = more money to give away to hard left Democrats. This very logical ca...

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3832

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Or it is about winning Florida in 2020. Just saying. That's probably down on the list behind Trumps pathological obsession with Obama and John Bolton whispering sweet nothings into his ear. If I were him I would be more worried about the the Puerto Rican vote in Florida. They do after all make up 2...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3832

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Well I feel that the USA’s constant 7 decade romance with the Wahhabi regime is also horrible. Maybe in the 60’s and 70’s when other sources of petroleum were not available did we have to go and be friendly to the Al-saud dynasty. But now? Ridiculous! We should have had a clear policy of oil from o...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6964

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

That was my first thought exactly, but who am I to suggest that people have a chuckle over an obvious joke* when they'd much rather go off on long, hate-filled rants full of vitriol and mock righteous indignation? *That is exactly the sort of joke that appeals to my sense of humor- Saying something...

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by LMP737
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 6964

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

"Almost every nation on Earth has fallen under the yoke of tyranny—the metric system," Carlson said. "From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Lusaka to London, the people of the world have been forced to measure their environment in millimeters and kilograms. "The United States is th...

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by LMP737
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3832

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

texdravid wrote:
Good news! Cuba needs more external pressure to change their ways, not less. The Cuban regime is reprehensible.


What about the pressure being put on countries like Saudi Arabia to change their ways? Oh yeah, there is none because they're buying weapons from us.

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by LMP737
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump = Herbert Hoover 2.0?
Replies: 60
Views: 2829

Re: Donald Trump = Herbert Hoover 2.0?

aviationaware wrote:

Your argument falls flat, because the effect of that can be measured in inflation, which isn't a problem right now. So obviously most of the tariffs are taken up by the importers.


Since you're the resident expert who do they pass that along to?

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by LMP737
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3832

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Magog wrote:

This is all about winning Florida in 2020. Nothing more.


That maybe part of it. I have a feeling Trumps National Security Adviser has a lot to do with it too.

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by LMP737
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump = Herbert Hoover 2.0?
Replies: 60
Views: 2829

Re: Donald Trump = Herbert Hoover 2.0?

Well I wouldn't be that harsh, but yes economic literacy is very poor in most people , and I'm sorry to tell you but from the countless posts of yours I have been privileged to read over the years that would include you. That doesn't make you dumb, I'm sure you excel in another field. :checkmark: Y...

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by LMP737
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3832

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Magog wrote:
If Trump was determined to appease Russia he wouldn’t be imposing restrictions on Cuba..


When you think about it it actually plays right into Putin's hand.

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO
Replies: 115
Views: 7743

Re: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO

We would spend less if we wouldn't have to cover all the European freeloaders. So what does the two trillion dollars spent on the war in Iraq have to do with Europe? Or the billions upon billions in cost overruns on numerous DOD programs over the years. Ever look up the cost of having forces/bases ...

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by LMP737
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution
Replies: 15
Views: 4877

Re: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution

I was never a fan of the F-14 until the "D" model came out with new engines. The B model had the GE F110's as well. When I was in it was called the A+, then someone decided to change it to the B. Why they didn't do that to begin with I have no idea. Here's a good video of what happened wh...

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by LMP737
Tue May 28, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco
Replies: 114
Views: 5204

Re: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco

California has been a good economic driver and provider for the United States. San Fransisco in particular has created more wealth and moved the wealth and the jobs it leads to across the USA. As much as people want to complain about California, you cannot deny that. Texas and Arizona, among many o...

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by LMP737
Tue May 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO
Replies: 115
Views: 7743

Re: GOP defies Trump and joins with Democrats on measure to block president from abandoning NATO

He only said things against NATO to push other member states into contributing more money, and that was wildly successful albeit not yet as successful as one might wish, but certainly more successful than all the velvet glove handling of the Obama years. . If I were European I would want to mention...

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by LMP737
Tue May 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco
Replies: 114
Views: 5204

Re: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco

One danger for places these people move to is that they may not have understood how liberal policies are destroying San Fransisco and California in general and promote the same policies in the cities they move to. I've been listening to the people are leaving California in droves argument for years...

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by LMP737
Tue May 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco
Replies: 114
Views: 5204

Re: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco

Nobody is leaving CA because of leftist policies like sanctuary cities, they are leaving for places with a lower cost of living so they can live "rich". Same reason why many retirees from Texas go down to Mexico I lived in Orange County back in the late 90's early 2000's. Great place to l...

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by LMP737
Tue May 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco
Replies: 114
Views: 5204

Re: Impact of Loony Left Policies on San Francisco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySAabjpl160 San Francisco is in trouble. Decades of Liberal legislation has created an atmosphere where the middle class are moving away from San Fransisco because they can't afford to live there because of back breaking taxation and sky high housing costs coupled wi...

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by LMP737
Mon May 27, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Oh, I see. I knew it had to be solely Trump’s fault! Quite frankly yes. All the people Trump has surrounded himself with did not have the authority to unilaterally withdraw from JPCOA. Nor do they have the authority to deploy more forces to the Middle East. Only one person has that sort of authorit...

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by LMP737
Mon May 27, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 20810

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Yes, you are correct. AA should not have gone cheap and used a forklift to remove engines. But after the fact, it was possible for the pilots to save the aircraft. They did themselves no favor pulling back on thrust as trained with a loss of engine. The forklift is only part of the equation. The mi...

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Or the troops are being sent there to show Iran that if they mess with our oil tankers or other assets they will regret it. But I guess with Trump you always have to assume the worst, . Most of our oil does not come from the Middle East so I don't know whose oil tankers you are talking about. And j...

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Not true. They took hostages who were Americans in their part of the world, after having staged a democratic revolution to overthrow the US-installed dictator. Sounds like workaday realpolitik to me. Still nothing done to the US homeland or civilian Americans - unlike other ‘allies’ in the Gulf. Th...

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Or the troops are being sent there to show Iran that if they mess with our oil tankers or other assets they will regret it. But I guess with Trump you always have to assume the worst, like that time everyone said we’d be in a nuclear war with North Korea. Amazing that you continue to ignore that th...

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 20810

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

william wrote:
The ineptitude in the DC-10 system's design is staggering along with the cost cutting. Talk about management team that was criminally liable.

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The crash was caused by improper maintenance, pure and simple.

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by LMP737
Fri May 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Pentagon asking Trump to send several thousand more troops to Mideast as Iran tensions grow https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-iran-pentagon-troops-warplanes-20190523-story.html So "The Pentagon" aka the Trump administration, asks the Trump administration for more troops in ...

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation
Replies: 32
Views: 2483

Re: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation

stratclub wrote:
There are reasons why some people will never procreate.............


We should all be grateful for that.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1680

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

N14AZ wrote:
LMP737 wrote:
I don't know if this counts but I did prove my wife she was wrong once and she admitted it.;)

Naaaaah. I know, this is the internet and you can claim whatever you want. But this is so unrealistic and unlikely, it’s ridiculous to claim such an achievement. ;-)


Touche!

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 4922

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

anrec80 wrote:

Of course there is no money for it - everything is given away to those claiming to be “poor” and “destitute”.


Evidence please.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 15484

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

And how are they not fixing it? If you buy something that’s broken you return it. That’s what the German navy did according to the 2017 article you linked. Weel of course they are going to do that. However with all the problems the German Navy is having I think their funds should be used to fix tho...

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1680

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

I don't know if this counts but I did prove my wife she was wrong once and she admitted it.;)

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23297

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Irrelevant. But it's also a job likely to be replaced by AI. It is quite relevant. I always chuckle when I hear people repeat the mantra of how they should be happy to have jobs, technology changes, companies have to be more efficient, outsourcing is a fact of life in the business world etc, etc. I...

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23297

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

KFTG wrote:
LMP737 wrote:
So what do you do for a living?

Airlines are not jobs programs.


Do you work for one?

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by LMP737
Tue May 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

There’s no spin. I’m just stating facts. Bolton wants more military action and Trump has said no. I get the sense that you’ve never worked with other people in an organization. If you had, you would know that people don’t get fired just because they have a different opinion than their boss. It’s ac...

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by LMP737
Tue May 21, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 23297

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

UpNAWAy wrote:
Rampers should not worry about future jobs that likely won't even exist in 20 years due to technology. Protecting unneeded jobs has killed a lot more needed jobs than saved.


So what do you do for a living?

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by LMP737
Tue May 21, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Internal squabbles happen ALL of the time in administrations. And it’s not as if Trump has been shy to show people the door. It’s obvious that he is willing to invoke that option. You can try an spin this all you want. It still comes back to him either being fully on board or being asleep at the sw...

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by LMP737
Mon May 20, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Magog wrote:
You are making my point. Trump takes foreign policy directives from people that are questionable but that does not mean that Trump has any desire whatsoever to launch a war with Iran.


No, he just surrounds himself with people who do and lets them make policy.

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by LMP737
Mon May 20, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Apparently you’ve missed the reports that say that Trump is actively feuding with Bolton. Trump has even publicly stood up to him. https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEF31KLdl_9-ScsfKETwRyK0qFggEKg0IACoGCAowt6AMMLAmMMT5lwM?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen Let me get this straight he's feuding w...

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by LMP737
Mon May 20, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Don’t confuse bad foreign policy with a genuine desire to go to war. Listening to Bolton over the years I would say he has a very strong desire for it. As for Trump you can only cone to two conclusions. One, he's fully on board with this and talk of his "restraint" is just part of the gam...

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by LMP737
Mon May 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

I don’t think that we will go to war. Trump appears to be showing some restraint. I also don’t think that the Norwegian insurance carrier gives a rats ass about what the United States things. I am sure that they did their own independent assessment and that the result of that assessment was that th...

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by LMP737
Mon May 20, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 11622

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

I think, at this stage, it's more about Bolton than Trump; from what I hear, Trump is trying to restrain Bolton and may recognise (a) that withdrawing from the Iran nuke deal was a mistake and (b) that he is being manipulated down a path to war by JB and other hawks. I don't think Trump wants a war...

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 22449

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Pyrex wrote:

Where did I ever say I believed in imaginary sky fairies?


I had to ask. After all, it's what's fueling this whole thing.

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by LMP737
Fri May 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 7135

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

We live in the age of trolls, and this is one of the ultimate trolls. It is soooo stupid that people will undoubtedly respond and that is all trolls want. So they say "FLAT!!!" and sit back and enjoy the attnetion they get as others try to educate them. Of course morons do need countering...

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