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by Mir
Thu May 10, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 6681

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

I think you have to be quite dense to conclude that two leaders meeting after decades of hostilities is not an "inroad". I didn't think you were that way. Wasn't that long ago that agreeing to meet with North Korea one-on-one without any preconditions would have been seen as an unacceptab...

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by Mir
Thu May 10, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 6681

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

That “no longer” began the day that sham of a deal with Iran was made. The deal that was doing its job keeping Iran from proceeding with a nuclear weapons program? :sarcastic: Trump has had demonstrable success with regards to NK, especially when compared to Obama, yet no one on the left seems capa...

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by Mir
Thu May 10, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 4659

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

Nuclear weapons, long-range missiles? North Korea --> good No nuclear weapons, IAEA verified, no long-range missiles? Iran --> Bad Can anyone explain that to me like I were a four year old? The best way to get the US to deal with you is to get a nuclear weapon. A message I'm sure Iran is hearing lo...

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by Mir
Thu May 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 6681

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

There was a time when the negotiated release of hostages could be a common cause, and worthy of praise no matter on which side of the political spectrum one sits. Apparently no longer. There was a time when the US didn't negotiate with terrorists, much less make unilateral concessions to them. Appa...

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by Mir
Wed May 09, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
Replies: 45
Views: 1632

Re: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal

Excuse me for this interruption but this differs from Hillary and the DNC hiring a spy firm to dig up "incriminating material" on Trump and associates how? There is a HUGE difference between a candidate, who has no real power to follow-up on anything they find, doing so, and someone who i...

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by Mir
Wed May 09, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin gets new Russian made limo (pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Putin gets new Russian made limo (pics)

For when you want a Rolls-Royce, but you also just carried out a chemical attack on the soil of the country that makes them....

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by Mir
Wed May 09, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dems oppose Trumps new pick for CIA director
Replies: 32
Views: 1592

Re: Dems oppose Trumps new pick for CIA director

If her background is in the intelligence community, why not? Some things are top secret for a reason. The democrats even fought Trumps decision of Mattis for DoD, which he's proven to be very popular among the troops and advocates peaceful solutions for global issues. Because the rules made him ine...

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by Mir
Fri May 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 6680

Re: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight

I wonder if DL has a contract with the Braves that specifies which airport the Braves use for each stadium. DL then selects which city to position the charter from. Obviously they didn’t have a plane available at LGA, but JFK is still closer than ATL or DTW. I bet the Braves don’t care where the ai...

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by Mir
Fri May 04, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The continual assault on Trump by media and the left
Replies: 48
Views: 2448

Re: The continual assault on Trump by media and the left

It seems as though every day there is a new lie from the media or the democrats about Trump. So far there has not been one ounce of proof to justify any claims. FTFY. But don't take my word for it. Take FoxNews' Neil Cavuto's: https://twitter.com/TeamCavuto/status/992147250934702080 90% of the cove...

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by Mir
Tue May 01, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “You may shut the ---- up”: Dashcam vindicates cops confronting corruption
Replies: 23
Views: 1248

Re: “You may shut the ---- up”: Dashcam vindicates cops confronting corruption

CCGPV wrote:
You just don't understand. There's an MIT student in that car!

White privilege if I've ever seen it.


Privilege is her not facing charges for obstruction after that.

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by Mir
Tue May 01, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement
Replies: 22
Views: 1178

Re: Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement

I wonder if this is real? Or made up stuff like the Bush administration did before the Iraq war. It's real, it's just really old as well. One reason the JCPOA has the teeth that it does is because everyone knew Iran wasn't being honest in the past about what it was doing. Much ado about nothing. Bu...

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by Mir
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of Korean war?
Replies: 104
Views: 5128

Re: End of Korean war?

The Iran Deal is a done deal, and some people think it's a very bad one, it seems legitimate enough to point that out in response to evidence-less posturing about the outcome of the upcoming historic negotiations. "Some people think" is just about the weakest support you can have for a po...

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by Mir
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of Korean war?
Replies: 104
Views: 5128

Re: End of Korean war?

So now you know more than the South Korean Foreign Minister? C'mon man, that's sad, even for you. You seem to believe that tRump has been working around the clock with both Koreas to find a resolution to this whole conflict and, further, you believe that no other president has ever done much of any...

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by Mir
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crews on first flights (longhaul)
Replies: 5
Views: 2349

Re: Crews on first flights (longhaul)

In the case of Delta, they deadhead the crews on DL aircraft to either CDG or AMS, then either on KL or AF (or sometimes even U2) to the destination in time to operate the flight back.

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by Mir
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cadet Academy
Replies: 17
Views: 5300

Re: AA Cadet Academy

You can sugarcoat this all you like. I’ve already spoken to two AA pilots who are against this after bringing it to their attention. This still constitutes to being a P2F scheme. If AA were fully paying for this programme, then we can say otherwise. But they are not! No it doesn't. Without this pro...

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by Mir
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 2293

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

OA412 wrote:
As numerous press reports have indicated, Cohen barely keeps up the pretense of practicing law. His (sole?) specialty appears to be intimidating vulnerable women into signing NDAs.


And negotiating shady real estate deals.

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by Mir
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 2293

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

Ok so why does this matter? Perhaps because Hannity has been defending Cohen on his program vocifierously without disclosing that he has a business relationship with him (and was, in fact, apparently trying to keep that relationship a secret). Many in the media have lost their jobs for far less of ...

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by Mir
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen
Replies: 121
Views: 4334

Re: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen

The subpoenaed raids on Cohen's home, office and motel room (there while renovations at his main apartment) has Donald Trump really steamed and why not. How would you like it if your lawyer was in the same situation and you fear personal information may leak out or used against you. Simple solution...

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by Mir
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maryland School shooting
Replies: 121
Views: 4146

Re: Maryland School shooting

I'll leave you with this (morons who lamely assign words to statements that others have never made): https://www.americanweaponscomponents.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/george-washington-guns-quote.jpg Speaking of lamely assigning words to statements that others have never made...George Washington...

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by Mir
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bolton is in as National Security Advisor ! !
Replies: 51
Views: 2174

Re: Bolton is in as National Security Advisor ! !

People are freaked out about any moves that Donald Trump makes, just because he's a Republican (and *not* a Democrat). No, people are freaked out about him because he's Donald Trump, and thus has no idea what the hell he's doing, is potentially corrupted by foreign governments, and is easily swayed...

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by Mir
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP candidate that Insulted Shooting Survivors has dropped out
Replies: 16
Views: 1100

Re: GOP candidate that Insulted Shooting Survivors has dropped out

Wow, a Republican admitted to saying something stupid, and properly dropped out? I didn't think that was possible anymore. The party of "personal responsibility" (whatever the hell that really means) has sorely been missing a lot of it lately. Lest we go around proclaiming this guy as a h...

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by Mir
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sessions Fires McCabe 2 days before Retirement.
Replies: 62
Views: 2373

Re: Sessions Fires McCabe 2 days before Retirement.

Seems like this could happen to thumbelina klansman Sessions at any moment too, so he shouldn’t get too comfortable He probably bought himself a few extra weeks with this kowtow to Il Douche. And the "Sessions is uber-conservative, but at least he does things properly" narrative, deserved...

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by Mir
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House rejects GOP bill easing restrictions on experimental drugs
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: House rejects GOP bill easing restrictions on experimental drugs

stratosphere wrote:
So looks like most of the Democrats in the house are against easing the use of experimental or unproven drugs for terminally ill patients.


Good thing the Republicans control the House, so they don't have to worry what the Democrats think in order to pass bills they want to pass.

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by Mir
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student walkouts over 2nd Ammendment
Replies: 59
Views: 1883

Re: Student walkouts over 2nd Ammendment

AA747123 wrote:
All over the country students are walking out of class to protest our most important god given right, the 2nd amendment. These kids should should face severe corrective action up to expulsion from school.


Weird that you would have them punished for exercising their God-given 1st Amendment right.

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by Mir
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 14056

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

For example, lets say you have a person working in the luggage facility. Employee A handles 100 bags in a given timeframe and employee B handles 70 in that same time frame. Assuming all other factors are equal (i.e. they are both able bodied individuals, no physical limitations) do you think Employ...

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by Mir
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump's Personal Pilot Up for FAA Administrator
Replies: 35
Views: 1558

Re: President Trump's Personal Pilot Up for FAA Administrator

You can say a lot about Trump, but putting a pilot in charge of the FAA probably isn't the worst choice in history. I mean, would an investment banker have been a better choice? Someone with public policy experience would have been a better choice. I honestly doubt that. Back when Justin Trudeau ap...

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by Mir
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump's Personal Pilot Up for FAA Administrator
Replies: 35
Views: 1558

Re: President Trump's Personal Pilot Up for FAA Administrator

You can say a lot about Trump, but putting a pilot in charge of the FAA probably isn't the worst choice in history. I mean, would an investment banker have been a better choice? Someone with public policy experience would have been a better choice. We don't have to choose between two really crappy ...

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by Mir
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 10434

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

I hope the $50m dollars DL just lost is only the tip of the iceberg. DL should be made an example of, so other corporations learn the appropriate lessons from this. Just so we're clear here, you are in favor of using the tax code to retaliate against someone's political beliefs? Because I remember ...

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by Mir
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"
Replies: 81
Views: 3361

Re: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"

This is worse than Watergate really when you take into account the intent behind the abuse. Only in Trumpland could a legally obtained warrant to conduct surveillance on a person suspected of being a foreign agent (in other words, exactly the sort of thing that our law enforcement should be doing) ...

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by Mir
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"
Replies: 81
Views: 3361

Re: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"

The biggest bombshell in the memo is that Fusion GPS dossier was purportedly used to obtain a FISA warrant against a member of the trump campaign. This would have happened under the Obama administration. The fact that the dossier had some connections to the Clinton campaign was allegedly known to t...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 5060

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

Based on election results, there's a 70% chance it's going to be a couple of Trump voters burying their kids in Texas and a 73% chance of the Kentucky victims being children of Trump voters. And also an incredibly high chance that the people burying their children have wanted to do something about ...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US government shuts down ...
Replies: 139
Views: 4956

Re: US government shuts down ...

huh. So they voted in the same thing they rejected 3 days ago. Trump wins this round. Trump lost the compromise that he was hoping for at first. He played no role in getting this, the Democrats get the CHIP extension they wanted after Republicans used sick children and the military as bargaining ch...

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by Mir
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US government shuts down ...
Replies: 139
Views: 4956

Re: US government shuts down ...

DIRECTFLT wrote:

NO AUTOMATIC CHAIN MIGRATION


You'll be pleased to know there is already no automatic chain migration.

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by Mir
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US government shuts down ...
Replies: 139
Views: 4956

Re: US government shuts down ...

EA CO AS wrote:
MaverickM11 wrote:
5 republicans voted against the measure and 5 democrats voted for it. This is 100% a GOP production


Try again; 60 votes were needed. This is on the Democrats.


Can't complain about not getting 60 if you can't even get 51 when you hold the majority.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump
Replies: 189
Views: 8277

Re: The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump

Trump is still a Lying racist coward. Passing a cognitive test that a person with an iota of self actualization can take does not change his unfitness for office. So what we really learned yesterday is that his racism, his pathological lying and flip-flopping and his clueless impulsiveness aren't d...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would Dr Martin Luther King, Jr think of President Trump?
Replies: 27
Views: 1056

Re: What would Dr Martin Luther King, Jr think of President Trump?

I'm more interested in what he would think about all the people in the US who have betrayed themselves in order to support and enable him.

I don't think he'd be pleased.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 6938

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from sh*thole countries ?

Poignant Point https://twitter.com/BillKristol?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Enews%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor "Two weeks ago a 26-year old soldier raced repeatedly into a burning Bronx apartment building, saving four people before he died in the flames. His name was Pvt. Emmanuel Mensah and he immigra...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 6938

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from sh*thole countries ?

Even though he's kinda right you don't say that stuff out loud for Christ sakes :tapedshut: No. He's not right at all. We let people in from those countries because they're good, hardworking people who are crying out for a chance at a better life. The people Donald Trump would keep out are more emb...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Puerto Rico corruption run amok
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: Puerto Rico corruption run amok

So what is the point of posting this? To justify not providing relief for hundreds of thousands of American citizens who have seen their island virtually leveled by a hurricane? Their government leaders are corrupt, therefore they don't deserve assistance? It can't just be corruption. Republicans l...

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by Mir
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 12174

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

It would be interesting to know if that was a Visual approach (relatively easy to approach the wrong runway of two very narrowly spaced ones) or an ILS (where you should clearly see the deviation to the localizer, if you haven't tuned the wrong ILS). Nothing prevents you from tuning the ILS frequen...

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by Mir
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter
Replies: 50
Views: 6303

Re: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter

Jeez, complain you are not paid enough, then complain because its "only $1,000." Then complain because of some 'supposed tax increase' down the road you heard about on CNN. You don't want the money don't take it. But just quit complaining. It's not a 'supposed tax increase'. It's in the b...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Year in Aviation History?
Replies: 48
Views: 10495

Re: Safest Year in Aviation History?

Trump takes credit for record aviation safety https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/948195478428102657 Wow. And here I was thinking that it was down to better procedures, better training of crews and mechanics, better CRM procedures and guidelines and more effective regulation on safety. But i...

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by Mir
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 611
Views: 51251

Re: Tax reform win.

I see no way for Republicans to reform spending in any meaningful way. The deficit will skyrocket. Which means that if the GOP still controls the government beyond 2021 they'll tackle entitlements and social programs, using the debt and deficit as an excuse. Oh, and maybe throw in another tax cut b...

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by Mir
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 5448

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

As a fan of both SW and ST franchises, it occurs to me that if Starfleet vessels can operate almost indefinitely based on dilithium-powered warp core reactors, the SW vessels shouldn't be reliant upon a concept as rapidly depleting fuel. It was my understanding that most capital ships in Star Wars ...

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by Mir
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 5448

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

I can't help but think there is a rule in the 'Lucas World" that ther to be at least one scene for kids, Or, in this case, an entire plotline, as Finn and Rose embark on a completely byzantine scheme that used up precious screen time so that we could understand the importance of...freeing anim...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 92
Views: 4652

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

For the same reason you are not "entitled" to unlimited gas for your car, or unlimimited beer on the weekend, or HBO, or Showtime, or NFL Network, or NBA network, or NHL network, etc, etc. This is an incorrect analogy. I am not entitled to unlimited gas for my car. I am, however, entitled...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 24452

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Add to that a very easy way to identify crew in the event of an evacuation, and adds an air of authority in survival situations. A short sighted move getting rid of the pilot hats. Ok, Captain Crieff. :silly: It's kind of surprising that KLM is getting rid of the hats seeing as airlines in the US s...

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by Mir
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 611
Views: 51251

Re: Tax reform win.

Your federal tax rate should not depend on your state of residence. Period! When each state gets as much in taxes back from the government as they put in (or at least an equal percentage), then I will agree. Not before. There are no "taxes on higher education." Scholarships will be taxed ...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 611
Views: 51251

Re: Tax reform win.

Wow! Look at all these deficit hawks come out of the woodwork! Just for consistency's sake, can you take a moment to condemn the Obama administration for nearly doubling the national debt in 8 years and adding massive new spending programs? That should be an easy, unoffensive request. Sorry, can't ...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 60
Views: 3706

Re: Net Neutrality

How about Myth vs. Fact. Q&A http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db1128/DOC-347961A1.pdf Lots of meaningless hysteria that needs to be dispelled. The internet thrived pre-2015 and will do so again. Of course the "facts" are untruths and supposition. It is the ...

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