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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5298

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

I feel sorry for the migrants, effectively being treated as pawns in a geopolitical game. Pretty cynical on the part of Belarus (among others obviously.) It’s a very shitty situation to be sure. At this scale, they cease to be people with their own stories and are just a scary number for politician...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 121
Views: 4984

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

If we were to "nutshell" all of this speculative stuff, it comes down to HOW is the economy going to function if there is a heavy carbon tax on all net man-made CO2 and other net greenhouse gas emissions compared to a fully forested, pre-human Earth. Step 1 is accounting. That requires a ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Menopause, need some help
Replies: 28
Views: 1440

Re: Menopause, need some help

stl07 wrote:
One thing that everyman man needs to realize is that his happiness should not be controlled by that of his wife or gf, no matter the age.


That requires a level of compartmentalization not all are capable of, regardless of gender.

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Menopause, need some help
Replies: 28
Views: 1440

Re: Menopause, need some help

My best friends wife has started and he is not best equipped to deal with as a guy. He says that the moods swings are bad and not sure what to do. He is looking for help but understands little about the problem. Any suggestions welcome. Joint counseling would be great - that way both he and she can...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2130

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

He could have settled this easily by offering public proof of his supposed allergy to a vaccine ingredient. Most people are claiming PEG allergy, but that seems very unlikely for Rodgers since its in all kinds of household and locker room stuff and they would have been accommodating him for years. T...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

The issue as posted in another thread, is that these folks are watching their echo verse propaganda outlets, and are unfortunately a hard audience to reach. The DNC needs to figure a way around this echoverse, but for now, it is a very powerful misinformation machine with a lot of money behind it. ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Why? They were fighting a race against people that wanted to use lies and racism in a state where enough people are racist enough or uneducated enough to go for it. Not an easy sell. There was also the motivational problem of younger voters. They came out and said that the 19-35 demographic skipped...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

I stand by "squeeked". A couple of hundred votes could have turned it either way. And, who knows? Maybe there were some voting twice, which Younkin's son tried. And Democrats are not whining and not violently trying to overthrow the Virginia legislature over it. I wonder why....? There ar...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 7735

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/dd9eff9e1bdb231b1ea90944e85986d561a3b297 Keidanren, Japan's largest business association, urge government to review work from home policy. They claim there are no indication that amount of population going outdoor have any link with the virus reproduction number, u...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 7735

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

November 3, 2021, San Diego, County Board of Supervisors meeting. Dr. Scott Youngblood MD discusses vaccine efficacy. His presentation is unique. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD0nwFHJPuw Dr. Youngblood is not an immunologist - he specializes in orthopedic surgery . That was a purely political pr...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

I saw AC/DC live in Melbourne a few years back. Was one of Brian's last live shows before he was told to stop live performances due to hearing loss. They copped some criticism in the press for stopping for breaks in between songs. But you had Brian & Angus, both in their 60's, running around th...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Interesting how the Republican in Virginia stayed far, far, F-A-R!!!! away from MAGA and their dear leader and squeeked out a win. Just an observation... Squeeked? Hardly, The GOP got 50% of the vote and if it wasn't for the one Blue county where all the DC people are from the state soundly said No...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

product still matters when your tickets vary from $100 to $5000+ The product is irrelevant until people quit buying tickets. They will shuffle onto the stage with walkers and whisper mangled chords and lyrics as long as people keep giving them money. That's also true, of course. I'll just tell my p...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

What an awesome experience - would love to have seen them on home turf like that Would have to rate as the best live show I've been to. Doubt there would have been any groupies backstage, more likely a team of Physios & couple of salt baths! LOL and instead of the whiskey/blow table, a nice set...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

I saw AC/DC live in Melbourne a few years back. Was one of Brian's last live shows before he was told to stop live performances due to hearing loss. They copped some criticism in the press for stopping for breaks in between songs. But you had Brian & Angus, both in their 60's, running around th...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Infrastructure Bill - Airports
Replies: 19
Views: 2462

Re: Infrastructure Bill - Airports

TWA772LR wrote:
We put a man on the moon and can convert urine in to drinking water. Why the hell am I still taking my shoes, coats, and belt off and taking my ipad out of my bag at security? And no, I'm not PreCheck.


Radiation is your answer ;)

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Interesting how the Republican in Virginia stayed far, far, F-A-R!!!! away from MAGA and their dear leader and squeeked out a win. Just an observation... Squeeked? Hardly, The GOP got 50% of the vote and if it wasn't for the one Blue county where all the DC people are from the state soundly said No...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson

How the law was enforced necessarily targeted different groups in different ways. Don’t be a drug user, you don’t violate the law, you’re not gonna be in the dock. It’s really simple to avoid legal problems, don’t violate the law. Anytime someone reduces these complex issues to a simpleton standard...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson

Oh noes, devil's lettuce! Can we stop warehousing and killing people over plants please? Seriously - DEA should not be losing staff over a plant bust. Going after major warehouses full of keys of heroin and coke...different story. You know, there is a way to prevent having major warehouses full of ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Not the rich kids I’ve seen on bizjets, utterly entitled, thought they owned the operation. The worst except for one group going to school in Switzerland from India. Yep - that's the other kind. Incompetent parents. Our compatriots like them in HS got new BMWs for sweet sixteen. Looking them up on ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Marijuana found on Amtrak train before fatal shooting in Tucson

N1120A wrote:
Oh noes, devil's lettuce! Can we stop warehousing and killing people over plants please?


Seriously - DEA should not be losing staff over a plant bust. Going after major warehouses full of keys of heroin and coke...different story.

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Tried to vote Democrat because he was rebelling against his father like every wayward 17-year old. That's very possible - also calls into question why his parents aren't able to keep him home on such a momentous day. He's a minor and ostensibly needs their permission to be out and about. I presume ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Interesting how the Republican in Virginia stayed far, far, F-A-R!!!! away from MAGA and their dear leader and squeeked out a win. Just an observation... Only the fringe right consider moron 45 as their 'dear leader.' The only reason he won in 2016 was the dems couldn't help themselves -- as usual ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 44
Views: 5379

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

I just came off a trans con flight and 121.5 has become unbearable to monitor. I had to shut it off. Someone transmits “Let’s Go Brandon” every few minutes followed by the snickering. It was bad enough 2 weeks ago but has become a complete joke.. We are required of course to monitor 121.5 during fl...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windows 11
Replies: 16
Views: 1171

Re: Windows 11

NIKV69 wrote:
Thanks for the all the help guys I am holding off for now.


You won't be sorry you did. An OS is not a mature product until months after release.

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2687

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

LA does not have much to do with Mexican borders; for reference, we are nearly an entire NJ Turnpike away from the nearest. In any case, I also live west of 405 and have been through most of those borders. He will not get through. I have not heard specifically if he is under House Arrest, but he is...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 PRRI American Values Survey Results & Topic - Immigration
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: 2021 PRRI American Values Survey Results & Topic - Immigration

Aren’t Democrats and Republicans real people too? About 60% of the adult population identifies as one or the other, much of the remaining 40% that identifies as independent votes almost entirely for one party. Yes, people identity as Rs or Ds, but generally most Rs or Ds are really very centrist. T...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: European Airport Markings of Yesteryear
Replies: 0
Views: 541

European Airport Markings of Yesteryear

In another thread, someone linked a great Nelson Kreuger TWA memory video. Most of the scenes were from the early 1990s. One of the scenes, linked below, shows a landing at CDG in 1991 or 92. I was surprised to see there were no runway edge markings and no taxiway shoulder markings. https://youtu.be...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

As long as they can make money from performing, they will do so even if halfway into a coffin. The Stones are far more talented on a 'bad' night than most modern performers who use auto-tune, sing nonsense lyrics and have only a fraction of their talent and musicianship. No argument from me - there...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1298

Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

A friend of mine saw the Rolling Stones show in Dallas a few days ago and we chatted about it today. He said parts of it were excellent and and other parts not. Among his observations: as usual there were a lot of crowd sing-a-longs on fan favorites and Jagger's energy was unsurprisingly impressive ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Maybe they should investigate voter fraud in Virginia. https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/glenn-youngkins-underage-son-tried-to-vote-in-virginia-governors-election-officials-say/2870695/ 1. Not his precinct. The 17-year-old son of Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin twice tried to cast a b...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2687

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

You don't need a passport to get into Mexico You need a passport to go to Mexico. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/us-mexicoborder.html To remain within the 20mi border zone, Mexico still requires an ID to enter. If your passport is not valid as mandated by court o...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 126
Views: 12461

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

I was just there this week, never noticed. I arrived, went to the next gate, got a coffee and boarded the next plane to my destination. You can’t see the outside from the concourses anyway, especially at ATL. It’s a pretty efficient people mover and that’s all that matters. Transiting next week, to...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2687

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Interesting to see some of his teammates and former coaches are offering their “thoughts and prayers” to Ruggs… Teams and the league need to get away from that mentality, as it softens the blow. Aaron Hernandez was literally erased from Patriots history the day he was arrested. Just like that. Gone...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun
Replies: 26
Views: 1478

Re: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun

Cancun has a higher murder rate than Detroit, yet people don't come here to vacation... I can't remember how many times I've tried to talk people out of going there and their response is always "they have security guards, it's safe". Yeah, they have security guards until the cartels knock...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?
Replies: 46
Views: 1977

Re: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?

If you want to count any airport which I flew out of after taking solely ground transportation from my current home in London - then 34 different airports. The list would be even longer if you include airports where I travelled out by train and flew home LHR LGW LCY STN LTN SEN LYX ESH SOU BOH EXT ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TWA 747 Question(s)
Replies: 28
Views: 3726

Re: TWA 747 Question(s)

Hello All: Lastly does anyone have any pictures of the TWA 747 cockpit back in the day? Here is a good video showing a 747-131 cockpit. TWA had a mixed bag of used 747’s with round engine instruments, but this is one of the originals. http://youtu.be/DPfQyztZzhc?t=1219 Man what a treat that was. No...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?

The DC-8 uses a plain flap design with hinges. Airbus and Boeing usually use Fowler and slotted flap designs. I don't think they're quite plain flaps - but similar to the 707 type fowler flap where the actual rearward extention is fairly low compared to modern types which have a large area-increase...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 121
Views: 4984

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LONu7gZhl2M
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Incredible DW feature here about a new type of solar generation plant in Chile that is helping to phase out coal in one region of the country - think mirrors, not panels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LONu7gZhl2M

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: What causes the pause on some aircraft between the time the nose is lifted off and the mains break free?

I have experienced this on the Boeing 727 during takeoff. The nose is rotated and then it just hangs there for a bit before the mains break free with that "thud" sound of fully extended struts. Also noticed this on videos of the DC-8 which almost seems to hover before completely lifting o...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

I sat in on the class after what I heard, no she was not addressing anything related to school. The politics came in when she started to talk about Charlottesville and Trump relating to hate speech and the 1st. I'm not getting into it any further as y'all will just tell me how I am wrong. Well no, ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 PRRI American Values Survey Results & Topic - Immigration
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: 2021 PRRI American Values Survey Results & Topic - Immigration

Yes, people identity as Rs or Ds, but generally most Rs or Ds are really very centrist. They don't agree with the fringe of either side. These polls look like independents and Democrats are pretty close in agreement on many issues and, yet, Republicans hold most of the power in this country and, in...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

It was just an example of how I saw first hand what was being taught. Without getting into the weeds, the teacher basically said that hate speech isn't protected under the 1st. That is completely wrong, regardless of how disgusting the speech is, you have the right to say it. Okay, if it was couche...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

What I'd like taught in all schools is the complete history of slavery, whether it was race based, or not. As it happened, all over the world, for recorded history. This for context. Now to be sure, imo, the slave system of the Confederacy, was 100% based on White Supremacy -- over the Black race. ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Really? There are several issues at play, the school board is just one of them the memo is another. Together they make up the totality of the circumstances. You obviously are only reading my posts looking to argue with me and not understand the issue or my preceptive. Doing so (on both sides) is a ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 PRRI American Values Survey Results & Topic - Immigration
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: 2021 PRRI American Values Survey Results & Topic - Immigration

I think this poll shows that lies about what drives the economy and livelihoods has destroyed the GOP vision of what America is. America has always been a land of immigrants. The hypocrisy is driving people away from Churches as well. Most Republicans (62%) say it is important to be born in America...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

I'm not going to get into that story. The content is irrelevant for anything else than trying to discredit my experience. The point was that I would not have known except for the RONA. That is a teacher issue, not a school board subject issue, and I would stand again that you would need to take you...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12788

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It’s a certainty that the armorer isn’t the one paying or employing the legal counsel. The production company and possibly their insurer has a strong interest in defending her. True, but these tactics are strange. I worked for insurance defense counsel many moons ago and most insurers don't want th...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

The reason this is coming to a head now is with the remote learning due to COVID, parents are now seeing exactly what is being taught. I have witnessed first hand my child's civics teacher giving biased and incorrect information about the bill or rights. All I wanted was a sandwich for lunch and I ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8258

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Perhaps also worth noting is the Seattle mayoral election. Bruce Harrell, former President of the City Council (the loons running the asylum) leads the current President of the City Council Lorena Gonzalez by a large margin that is unlikely to be overcome. Mostly image related, but Harrell presents...

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