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by LMP737
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5935

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

Well thats true that there were some investigations, but they shouldve gone to jail, For what exactly? and they've never faced a press that is 93% against them. Where did you get this number? Is it from a reliable source or did you just make it up? For some reason, they inherently see business as c...

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come
Replies: 49
Views: 3178

Re: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/25/politics/michael-avenatti/index.html Wow I knew he was slimy but this is incredible. Try to strong arm Nike? Feds in LA ready to bring charges of fraud as well. From holier than thou presidential candidate to this. I am surprised he was so brazen with his threats agai...

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 3021

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

NIKV69 wrote:

Just as bad. I cut out soda of any kind late last year and it's amazing the difference.

We could also cut out white flour and all pastas. So bad for you.


Well there's something we can agree on NIKV69. ;)

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 3021

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

I drink a lot of water, I stopped drinking Monster after Christmas butbhave gotten back into it again, I think I’m addicted, I drink 5 or 6 cans a week, on occasion a couple more.. You need to stop that habit ASAP. I worked with a guy who drank it like water. He ended up having a mild stroke. Did t...

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civilian accidental ejection from Rafale B
Replies: 5
Views: 3022

Re: Civilian accidental ejection from Rafale B

As a USAF civilian aero-engineer I was allowed to Fly in an OV-10A in the early 1980s to diagnose a left landing gear retraction-extension issue that ONLY occurred in-flight. This issue was CND during every imaginable ground-check. Prior to my first flight [in the rear ejection seat], the pilot bri...

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America's Favorite Word: Socialism
Replies: 45
Views: 2611

Re: America's Favorite Word: Socialism

FreequentFlier wrote:
EstherLouise wrote:
Sanders isn't a Democrat. He just hijacks the party to further his own needs.


And yet he leads in EVERY SINGLE primary poll of announced candidates.

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You do realize that people leading in the polls this early in the game are almost never the ones eventually nominated.

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America's Favorite Word: Socialism
Replies: 45
Views: 2611

Re: America's Favorite Word: Socialism

An important thing to remember is that even Trump supports socialism. He campaigned on keeping and protecting social security and also for protecting and improving the the availability of healthcare. Regarding healthcare he stated numerous times that people would not be cut off if they had insuranc...

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civilian accidental ejection from Rafale B
Replies: 5
Views: 3022

Re: Civilian accidental ejection from Rafale B

Similar thing happened on an F-14D years ago. In this case the ejectee was a surface warfare officer on familiarization flight. The pilot did a negative g pushover and the officer in question used the yellow/black handle to pull himself down. With obvious results. Luckily like the seats were set so ...

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by LMP737
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 42
Views: 3018

Re: Unions. As relevant as ever?

Seniority prevents movement out of the failing airline, senior pilots can’t afford to start over and that’s if other carriers are even hiring. Starting at the bottom of another list at middle age is financially hard, not to mention going back to junior equipment, reserve schedules or commuting to a...

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by LMP737
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1955

Re: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand

1836Sam wrote:

Ah, well if it’s your IMPRESSION then ...

WTH does it matter if it was before or after?


Wow, someone knows how to use cap locks. ;)

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by LMP737
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1955

Re: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand

tommy1808 wrote:

Committing murder wearing political slogans rather sets you up to be tried as terrorist than for an insanity defense...

Best regards
Thomas


Who said he had that on when he actually killed him? I get the impression it was after the fact.

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand
Replies: 21
Views: 1955

Re: Suspect in Mafia-style killing has "MAGA forever" on his hand

, the suspect in the killing of the Gambino family crime boss showed up in court Monday wearing "MAGA forever" and "United we stand MAGA" scrawled on his left hand. I really wouldn't read too much into that. Either that guys is a bit off his rocker or he's trying to set up a def...

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Lexington shipwreck found
Replies: 29
Views: 16674

Re: USS Lexington shipwreck found

It would be interesting if they found the Japanese carriers sunk in the Battle of Midway.

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by LMP737
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 12400

Re: Politics and the 737Max

You have to wonder if years of brain drain have finally caught up with them.

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5935

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

. NAFTA was supposed to fix the immigration problem. No one counted on Mexico being so corrupt and crime ridden that millions would still flee. You are ignoring the fact that immigration from Mexico has been trending down over the past ten years. But don't let facts get your way. That crime problem...

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5935

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

Why is it so hard to understand that Americas "allies" have been taking advantage of it for decades, How exactly are they taking advantage of us? Just because Trump says they are does not make it so. and that it can't continue indefinitely because America is broke? Why is America "br...

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 6445

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

I know my coworkers who are originally from Houston will be disappointed with this news. I'm a native Chicagoan and I'm disappointed I was hoping UA would move HQ to Houston just because I'm tired of the high cost of living in the entire Chicagoland area. Chicago use to be an affordable city now if...

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Measles Outbreak
Replies: 55
Views: 4063

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

Kiwirob wrote:

They can't be well educated if they aren't vaccinating.


Just because you are educated does not mean you have the ability for logical/rational thought.

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 12400

Re: Politics and the 737Max

I would like to note one more thing. In January I flew 737-800 (if I'm not mistaken, this generation NG). The plane of the airline "Pobeda", they are all new, the oldest less than 5 years. And here is a photo of the state of the seam rivets I made on my smartphone. https://cdn.discordapp....

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by LMP737
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Measles Outbreak
Replies: 55
Views: 4063

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

So, first of all, like it or not, we do have a right to refuse any medical care we don't want to partake in. Sooooooo, as we all should know and understand, while you are free to exercise your rights, you are not free from the consequences that may arise from exercising those rights. . The problem ...

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by LMP737
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2688

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

That’s why you present an ID to get your name on the list to get an absentee ballot in the first place. At that point they collect your signature for verification. This is kept on file and checked against your ballot. You know this of course right? https://www.npr.org/2014/10/22/358108606/want-your...

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by LMP737
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 12400

Re: Politics and the 737Max

I don't want to derail the main threads with talking about the political stunts some countries and airlines are pulling with grounding the 737Max. Singapore has even banned the type. The debris from the Ethiopian crash is probably still hot to the touch yet these countries think they already know w...

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by LMP737
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal
Replies: 79
Views: 6645

Re: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal

Mail Fraud IRS Tax deduction fraud Yeah, I'd say this different. Is it really that different? People with money using that money to get their kid into a university they otherwise might not have gotten into on just merit alone. The mistake these parents made is how they bought their children's spot ...

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by LMP737
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Measles Outbreak
Replies: 55
Views: 4063

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

So sheltered, basically. Completely unaware the illnesses vaccines protect against are nasty and this isn't the right place for their anti-science conspiracy theorist BS. I think part of the problem is that most people today don't have memory of diseases like polio, whooping cough or measles like o...

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by LMP737
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2688

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

Election Day doesn’t need to be a holiday. People have nearly a month to mail in a ballot. That said, it should be postage free. The rest of it is Democrat voter fluff, well, all of it is. Of course, nothing about a photo being required. Wow, you're all over the map here. So should we have mail in ...

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by LMP737
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2688

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

It’s not about “widespread” voter fraud. One illegally cast vote is one too many. Surely you want to ensure that every vote cast is a legal one lest your vote be nullified. Well the only way to ensue that is to do away with absentee ballots altogether. After all, how do you know with 100% certainty...

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by LMP737
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2688

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

I believe voting is a very personal matter and I don't want the government deciding that I need to be registered - or not. It's not their business, just as it shouldn't be anybody's business which party I may or may not be registered with at the polls - but somehow it is in my state. As I see the c...

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by LMP737
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: taxation and tax avoidance
Replies: 50
Views: 2925

Re: taxation and tax avoidance

Just stop dude, you're killing me! Having been born, raised and spending a good part of my adult life there I can only come to the conclusion that the Illinois you speak of is in a parallel universe Well, I understand you have some issues and challenges in your state, but every state has its fair s...

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by LMP737
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Measles Outbreak
Replies: 55
Views: 4063

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-conta ... d=60674519
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They tend to be rich, white and educated. To be honest I'm not that surprised.

https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-conta ... d=60674519

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by LMP737
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: taxation and tax avoidance
Replies: 50
Views: 2925

Re: taxation and tax avoidance

In the Illinois in the USA, the one running huge deficits, billions in IOUs, pensions underfunded, that Illinois? GF Well there is only one state of Illinois. And in that one - nonetheless nobody rips off the remainders of the middle class. They recently raised flat state tax from 3.5% to 4.4% to c...

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by LMP737
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Measles Outbreak
Replies: 55
Views: 4063

Washington Measles Outbreak

For a disease that by all rights should be wiped out due to the MMR vaccine it certainly is making a bit of a comeback. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/01/30/measles-outbreak-washington-anti-vaccine-what-know/2719315002/ This is mainly due in part to the anti-vaccine movement that ha...

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory
Replies: 85
Views: 5450

Re: Foxconn Cancels Wisconsin Factory

Taking off my political allegiance hat here, I don't see why anyone would actually think building TV's in the US could be cheaper than doing them overseas. Maybe some aspects of shipping the finished component adds extra costs, but labor costs in the US are just too much higher right now. So what y...

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Big Chill
Replies: 27
Views: 1351

Re: The Big Chill

readytotaxi wrote:
Note that in Chicago staff set fire to the railway sleepers in order to stop the track from frezzing and keep the trains running. How about setting fire to politicians to keep government running???


Chicagoland weather being what it is it's going to be in the forties, Fahrenheit, on Saturday.

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Big Chill
Replies: 27
Views: 1351

Re: The Big Chill

I don't think I can remember a day where I saw -60DegF Wind Chills. This is just ridiculous: http://hp2.wright-weather.com/icons/us_chill.gif https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/as-polar-vortex-tightens-its-grip-on-midwestern-us-accuweather-realfeel-temperatures-plummet-to-70-f/70007262 Sta...

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP thinks the optics of repealing the estate tax looks GREAT
Replies: 61
Views: 2571

Re: GOP thinks the optics of repealing the estate tax looks GREAT

What I'm proposing is eliminating the estate tax and replacing it with a change in how we handle tax basis. Instead of resetting the tax basis for assets at the time of the owner's death, we simply continue the original tax basis for that asset until they choose to realize their capital gains. I th...

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP thinks the optics of repealing the estate tax looks GREAT
Replies: 61
Views: 2571

Re: GOP thinks the optics of repealing the estate tax looks GREAT

Maybe I missed it but no one here seems to be asking the question what would pay for the elimination of the estate tax. Would it come out of the defense budget, infrastructure, border security etc? Or would we just borrow it like we are borrowing for the previous round of tax cuts?

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by LMP737
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP thinks the optics of repealing the estate tax looks GREAT
Replies: 61
Views: 2571

Re: GOP thinks the optics of repealing the estate tax looks GREAT

seahawk wrote:
Taxation is Theft - so good to see one tax go!!


A chant repeated by simpletons everywhere.

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by LMP737
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump golf course fires undocumented employees during shutdown
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Trump golf course fires undocumented employees during shutdown

IMHO the only reason it happened is that it was reported they were employed by Trump. No report, no firing.

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of Razor Blades
Replies: 76
Views: 8517

Re: The Politics of Razor Blades

Gillette recently came out with a new ad campaign. https://youtu.be/koPmuEyP3a0 It would have been ok if it weren't for a few things... 1) The ad implies that all men are pigs that must be stopped. This is reinforced in the line that says "some already are" in reference to men who try to ...

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 4037

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

Fox is not going to report on this so you have to settle for non-Fox sources https://www.vox.com/2016/7/25/12270880/donald-trump-racism-history https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/15/opinion/leonhardt-trump-racist.html http://time.com/5388356/our-racist-soul/ https://www.pbs.org/weta/washin...

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 4037

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

Does it? You know me? You have met me? Please don't call me a racist unless you have actual proof and not the media spin "you haven't condemned him so you are racist" crap. It's so old. . Please point out where I called you a racist. All I did was say that you don't seem to have much of a...

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 311
Views: 101886

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

And if Boeing thinks they can recoup some of the costs in future maintenance contracts, I would not count on it. For one, the USAF might just buy every available second hand 767 out there and scrap them for spare parts to keep the KC-46's running. They did the same thing to keep the KC-135's runnin...

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 4037

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

NIKV69 wrote:
Do you really believe this constant partisan hogwash you type?


Pot meet kettle.


NIKV69 wrote:
Racism is racism


It seems you don't have that much of a problem with King because at no point did you condemn what he said. You went straight for the indirect defense of him.

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by LMP737
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 4037

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

Hmm, tough choice here. I can either trust the known biased liar that produces fake news and would be expected to demonize King at every chance possible, or I can believe King. Yep, going with the NYT on this one..... Congratulations, you can repeat what you read on the net without bothering with t...

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by LMP737
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: democrats faces on prime time
Replies: 53
Views: 2475

Re: democrats faces on prime time

I’m not going to talk about that in a thread that is about Nancy Pelosi’s appearance. It’s a very odd thing for you to take offense to. Of course you're not going to. You're going to be laser focused on the topic thread because you never ever stray from it is that it? Now if there's a thread about ...

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by LMP737
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: democrats faces on prime time
Replies: 53
Views: 2475

Re: democrats faces on prime time

Steven Hawking wasn’t stupid enough to self inflict his maladies. Just saying... I just love how the liberals are now clutching their pearls after three years of mocking Trump’s appearance. They're just playing the game conservatives started. Why don't you google the things that were said abut Hill...

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by LMP737
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: democrats faces on prime time
Replies: 53
Views: 2475

Re: democrats faces on prime time

VTKillarney wrote:
Which has nothing to do with appearances. Keep moving those goal posts.


And just keep being sanctimonious. Because you will never talk about his pathological lying. Doing so would mean acknowledging it.

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by LMP737
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: democrats faces on prime time
Replies: 53
Views: 2475

Re: democrats faces on prime time

It's amazing to me how many people apparently watch FOX News simply to have something to kvetch about. I'd bet a good chunk of the minuscule of America that watches Fox News are people just like you. Why do you support them if you dislike them so? You have choices but your viewership supports their...

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by LMP737
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: democrats faces on prime time
Replies: 53
Views: 2475

Re: democrats faces on prime time

VTKillarney wrote:
You clearly missed the title of this thread.


I'm not missing anything. Just pointing out the blinders you have on regarding Trumps pathological lying.

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by LMP737
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: democrats faces on prime time
Replies: 53
Views: 2475

Re: democrats faces on prime time

NIKV69 wrote:

Normally yes but this is now a mission from the MSM to remove a president from office and if they can't to defeat him in 2020.


Are you referring to Fox News? Because they called him out on his numerous lies too.

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