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by Aaron747
Sun May 01, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 59
Views: 3210

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

AAHH yes the too many guns argument. Well since the OP is referencing NYC I will start there. OK, let's zero in on NYC like the OP asked us to. New Yorkers don't feel safe now and you suggest that if Giuliani's policies or Giuliani himself were reinstated then the people there would feel safe again...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 01, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2789

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

As was just pointed out, immigration always gets worse in an election year. This is the exact same thing that has been happening for decades. Republicans don't like the Democratic plans because "open borders" or something that is not even remotely true and Democrats don't like Republican ...

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by Aaron747
Sun May 01, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2789

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

With massive homelessness on the West Coast and the shortage of housing throughout the country, where will they live? Housing costs (along with other necessities) are going up dramatically. It already costs LA County how much per housing unit for the homeless? You are right about the past but aren'...

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by Aaron747
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2789

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

johns624 wrote:
So many Texans talk about seceding. I'd like to see them secure that long border all by their lonesome.


At least they have a border. What’s really annoying is Congresspeople from IN or GA getting all uppity on this topic.

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by Aaron747
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2789

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

With massive homelessness on the West Coast and the shortage of housing throughout the country, where will they live? Housing costs (along with other necessities) are going up dramatically. It already costs LA County how much per housing unit for the homeless? You are right about the past but aren'...

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by Aaron747
Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2789

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

It is a scare tactic/cudgel issue, but to be fair the posted chart ends in 2020, and family apprehensions in the Yuma and Rio Grande sectors were up by over 200 and 400% respectively from March of 2020 to March 2021. https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-land-border-encounters/usbp-sw-border...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Being legal doesn't mean morally right? So is the government supposed to legislate morality? IE: Be more involved and less-limited?? I don't think one can only criticize illegal things Nobody said that, it just smacks of being fake when only targeting SNS platforms or being free speech focused. If ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

An interesting phenomenon has occurred since Mr. Musk's bid was accepted. If Twitter has nothing to hide and there was no intentional manipulation going on behind the scenes at Twitter, then what is the explanation for this? Disposing of evidence before the new boss takes over, perhaps? Twitter Is ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

An interesting phenomenon has occurred since Mr. Musk's bid was accepted. If Twitter has nothing to hide and there was no intentional manipulation going on behind the scenes at Twitter, then what is the explanation for this? Disposing of evidence before the new boss takes over, perhaps? Twitter Is ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2789

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

Conservatives in the House apparently have seen enough. It has nothing to do with 'seeing enough'. If they actually cared they'd be working toward a bipartisan permanent immigration reform solution, such as bringing back something like the Bracero program. It's all performative posturing, nothing m...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2789

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

I see the newest talking points from the GOP and Fox news are making the rounds to their very misinformed base. I have a hard time believing a thread starter that involves a quote from an Anti American traitor like Chip Roy. He is so dumb he believed Trump's lies. Either way illegal immigration is ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2789

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

So before calling someone else foolish I'd learn a bit more about the topic. Aircraft and UAV's are one of Border Patrols greatest's assets at patrolling the border. Never said they weren't. Just not impressed by senators of both parties continuing to parade their idiocy unabated on a variety of to...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2789

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

Sen. Rand Paul on the Border: "If I were in charge, I'd put a helicopter station every five miles, and anybody who comes across would be immediately transported back," said Paul. "You don't get processed at all unless you come through legal ports of entry." https://www.newsmax.c...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31488

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

Noshow wrote:
How can the pilot not flying interfere without telling his colleague?


Terrible CRM. Ineffective training programs. Poor communication culture. Poor habits ignored/uncorrected by management. Lots of ways...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2789

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

Sen. Rand Paul on the Border: "If I were in charge, I'd put a helicopter station every five miles, and anybody who comes across would be immediately transported back," said Paul. "You don't get processed at all unless you come through legal ports of entry." https://www.newsmax.c...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

I would like to point something that many people have missed: Twitter has not yet been sold/purchased by Mr. Musk (and just as important, his investing partners). It is still a public company that has agreed to the sale and is doing due diligence negotiating the sale to completion. Mr. Musk may ver...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31488

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

Hopefully not a cockpit culture issue at AF. Ideally any crew member who feels an approach has degraded below stable condition should be able to say so and suggest corrective action.

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

What ever the outcome of this endeavor, only one person is going to be responsible and should be worried and that's Elon Musk. The company is fully private, no one else has absolutely nothing to be concerned about. I already said that in a previous post, but you were all worried about consistency a...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Of course we need a Mainstream Media outlet for the MAGA people. There are millions of them. Yet most mainstream TV News and TV Talk and TV entertainment is slanted toward the Left by content, and how stories are framed, and what is not covered... So yes, there's FOX News.... a some streaming chann...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

What ever the outcome of this endeavor, only one person is going to be responsible and should be worried and that's Elon Musk. The company is fully private, no one else has absolutely nothing to be concerned about. I already said that in a previous post, but you were all worried about consistency a...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 27, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 14337

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

This guy is worthy of neither a moment's time or modicum of respect. His smirky and whiny 'lost my license' video is just another business op turned out of failing to be accountable.

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

That's the standard by which Twitter/FB and others should stick with. Not some made up as we go along and to who I don't like kind of standards. Hopefully this will be the future. It is up to the user base (and in part BOD priorities at the top level) to determine what standards are appropriate for...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

It pretty much comes down to whether false facts, that potentially do harm to society, are going to have a platform on Twitter. Those were the only accounts that were ever suspended or banned, and the pattern had to be pretty egregious for that to happen. Is calling someone by the sex they were at ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prime Minister of Pakistan Ousted
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: Prime Minister of Pakistan Ousted

Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has been ousted in a no confidence vote by the Parliament of Pakistan. This is very sad as he was working to improve Pakistan and bring the country to the modern age. https://time.com/6166478/imran-khans-pakistans-future/ Not sad at all - he had a lot of p...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

I never said they "threw it all in the kitchen sink.” The more banal stuff that constitutes the bulk of content moderation (porn, scamming, spamming, etc) is mostly UX/CX, ad-driven. But this recent push…managing disinformation (whatever the prevailing political tribe defines as “disinformatio...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

After Elon takes over, I predict some Twitter "heads are gonna roll..." ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJT-K8p8ufI Conservative glee over that doesn't really make sense since their favorite Twitter target already left last year. And Jack Dorsey actually now says Musk is a key to the p...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Not in the slightest. I think a lot of these companies are also scrambling in every which way which is why content moderation practices are so inconsistent and haphazard and ultimately tick everyone off…but it’s all still in service to their interpretation of what they think will please regulators,...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

It would be more than naive to think growing bipartisan consensus regarding content moderation/social media regulation, paired with concrete attempts at the executive level and hard legislation passed by other major world governments, has no coercive impact on the content moderation practices of th...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

I am so here for it. I’m rooting neither for nor against Elon, but Twitter is an absolute dumpster fire so the bar for a better outcome is set pretty low IMO. The key challenge I see for Mr. Musk is the fact that Twitter is NOT an engineering challenge, it is something entirely different. And from ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 9971

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

The problem with that take is that it’s almost always still the government coercing platforms to “moderate content” more rigorously. Government coercing? It's mostly advertisement revenue "coercing". You can allow free reign and FrEe sPeeCh and wind up with a nazi pedophile sewer like 4Ch...

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by Aaron747
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 6996

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Didn't you get the memo? It's okay to stereotype and call all Republicans racist. LOL "Please ignore our cross country purges of all non white books, our armada of confederate flags, our banning of teaching black history, and regular whinging about white replacement theory--it has nothing to d...

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by Aaron747
Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 with extensive wing paint peel?
Replies: 35
Views: 6932

Re: 787 with extensive wing paint peel?

https://youtu.be/yWocCSl8bY0

But then it would probably heat up the wing more and cause your fuel inside to warm up what you don't really want either.


You probably don't want dark material exposed to 10+ hours of direct sunlight. No thanks.
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ReverseFlow wrote:
Probably black
https://youtu.be/yWocCSl8bY0

But then it would probably heat up the wing more and cause your fuel inside to warm up what you don't really want either.


You probably don't want dark material exposed to 10+ hours of direct sunlight. No thanks.

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by Aaron747
Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?
Replies: 24
Views: 3699

Re: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?

This howling goes back to the PW4090 series. For anyone who loves jet engines, I can't find a single point of complaint. It is a real pity the PW4098 never worked out, cause that whole 4090 series is the best sounding engine family in turbofans ever. Love riding a United PW 777 and listening to tha...

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by Aaron747
Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3096

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

Does Florida ever focus on making life better for the people? Living a great life over here. Low taxes, no government telling you what to do and live your life. You know liberty and freedom. As for our governor, takes guts to actually do what he has done. And go against one of the world's biggest c...

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by Aaron747
Sat Apr 23, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...
Replies: 22
Views: 1896

Re: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...

There's no way in hell people who do this are 'OK'...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens
Replies: 17
Views: 1278

Re: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens

Yeah, no. People who are mature and emotionally stable do not react that way, even to shocking rejection or betrayal. The healthy response is: 1. wow, this sucks 2. talk to someone about it instead of bottling up 3. acknowledge rejection is part of life and get to work moving on You got a key to th...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?
Replies: 24
Views: 3699

Re: Is something actually beeing done about the howling issue on A220 and E2s?

This howling goes back to the PW4090 series. For anyone who loves jet engines, I can't find a single point of complaint.

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6353

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

Bricktop wrote:
Imagine.

A tuneless trite dirge used as as the most obvious unimaginative soundtrack to invoke pathos.


Nearly all serious songwriting seeks to invoke pathos...otherwise nobody would buy/dance/react to it. Don't get it :boggled:

That's cool, not everyone 'gets' music.

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5293

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Yes you did, no real way around that. Yes babies are pretty damn valuable, they are a living human life after all. I know it's anecdotal, but I know lots of women who would rather die in child birth than take the life of their baby. But again, I am not saying abortions should be outlawed and I don'...

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by Aaron747
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens
Replies: 17
Views: 1278

Re: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens

In a way we may all be capable of this when we are rejected by a lover or wife but not many go that far. Yeah, no. People who are mature and emotionally stable do not react that way, even to shocking rejection or betrayal. The healthy response is: 1. wow, this sucks 2. talk to someone about it inst...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5293

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

WOW, you literally just called a baby a disease and compared them to syphilis. Did I? That was entirely your inference, after you brought up the necessity of "consequences." Perhaps I was merely discussing pregnancy and childbirth, which can still be genuine health risks. If babies are so...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9412

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

But did you attend then course in question? Did you analyze the listeners engagement and how they process the information that is given to them? Do you know the course curriculum and what the speaker actually said? If there's no "YES" on all of them then you just insulted some people you ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9412

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Your words: "...If your friend took such a course about other people's experiences and determined they were about 'viewing everything through the lens of race', they A. are terrible listeners or B. are not in the habit of practicing empathy..." I can't find any double meaning in this. It'...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3096

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

As the old saying goes…don’t mess with the mouse. I expect any FL candidates who back Disney will suddenly find themselves getting a huge amount of support. This isn’t just messing with a local business. It’s slapping one of the biggest corporations to ever exist in the face. Serious question, and ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9412

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Throwing negative opinions about people cause "experience" without reviewing the information in question including qualifications of the lecturer is supposed to mean anything? And that's coming from HR?? Bias: prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with anot...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens
Replies: 17
Views: 1278

Re: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens

Didn't take long https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/handyman-arrested-death-queens-mom-stabbed-58-found-duffel-bag-rcna25345 Very similar to OJ and how he killed his ex. Funny how it's a knife and unbelievable rage. I guess a plea will happen since they have to have his blood at the scene or DNA....

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9412

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

What if some people do want to use it in order to take advantage and profit? Why doubt is only casted on the listener here? You accused several people that you never met of being bad listeners and low on empathy without ever hearing a word what the speaker said. That's racial bias btw. Experience, ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9412

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Then they probably isn't achieving desired effect as I have learned from an American who attended such sessions, who claim that after spending a few classes of such talking about viewing everything through the lenses of race, it only make them and their colleges having more doubts against some of t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5293

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Hell, if you don't want to take a pill every day, there are implants and other devices that last 5 years. And please spare me the argument that birth control is hard to get or that people cant afford it. I can find links to tons of places for cheap to free birth control in a few minutes, and genera...

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3096

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

On the downside, if Florida really does this, the local taxpayers in Orlando will see their taxes go up $2200 a year per other reports. I'm sure they would appreciate that.. Disney stands to receive almost half a billion bucks in tax breaks in central Florida alone, would they really move? https://...

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