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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

No services to me. I do not use social security, I have my private pension fund, savings investments. Don't use medicare, medicaid or CHIP. Nor any of the safety net programs. So I don't receive any services from the government other than the military, which as I said before, its the only point. Bu...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2003

Re: Your favorite junk food

No love for Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza? Still hoping they’ll bring it back

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Are you willing to enumerate the 'boatloads' of services we citizens receive, and if we citizens even without paying taxes still receive? Tell me if there are any? Roads and police and some others don't count. As if you are coming from another country visiting and still without being a citizen you ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

True enough, in 1950; top income tax rate was 91% and the Federal government spent 13.2% of GDP, 75% of that on defense. If you want to go back to those numbers, I’m with you. Here’s the data, https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/historical-tables/ The $3.5 trillion number isn’t built from actual needs, ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

A boogeyman that wants $3.5T to spread amongst political cronies. When a representative that was elected doesn't agree with the radicals, they get bullied and browbeat by drones. Time for the government to change. So much conflation in this statement. Is it the bogeyman? Is it the representatives w...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1363

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Maybe a better solution would be making the divisions symbolic and seeding the postseason in each league based only on winning percentage. I don't really have a problem with the divisions. Just think that no playoff contest should be decided by a single game. Having two teams win a wildcard is ridi...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

The government doesn't produce anything. Its income is derived from taxation. It is pretty simple actually. That post makes it sound like we are all serfs to a benevolent lord. That statement makes zero sense logically or economically. Citizens and businesses receive a boatload of services they hav...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

I am a loyal Democrat but I cannot accept the harassment by some extreme 'liberals' of Sens. Manchin and Senima for their demands for a smaller and more traditional infrastructure spending plan. They have been hanging out in small boats around the houseboat Sen. Manchin uses when in DC. Harassing S...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

The government doesn't produce anything. Its income is derived from taxation. It is pretty simple actually. That post makes it sound like we are all serfs to a benevolent lord. That statement makes zero sense logically or economically. Citizens and businesses receive a boatload of services they hav...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

extender wrote:
DarkSnowyNight wrote:
Nothing and no one are preventing you from renouncing your citizenship. If you do not feel like paying what you cost the gov't, this is always an option for you.


Got it all wrong, it is what the government costs us.


How so?

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

To see an obvious wrongness in the Republican's right now: McConnell and the rest of them should support raising the debt ceiling. Because it is the right thing for the country and it has to be done. But they don't because they think it is to their benefit, to Republican's benefit. fuck the country...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Would 40% be okay, is 60%, the majority of your income okay. If the tax rat was 90%, wouldn’t that mean they own you If someone in the .01% was at $20 billion net worth, they'd still have $2 billion to play with. And in any case they'd never pay the top marginal rate so it would be more like $10 bi...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 899

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

vhqpa wrote:
IMHO Wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if they never came back online...


They have a pretty robust infrastructure - it's going to take more than an update gone bad.

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

And of course equally so many others have enjoyed watching the right eat their own. It's important to always enjoy watching others fail.. It's an important core to many people's lives! Tugg Actually, I think you and I are more aligned than you realize. The goal is to see the extreme left and extrem...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Stop paying taxes and see how long it takes for the government to come and arrest you. We had a very famous near here—jail time for refusing. There’s no choice here, no off grid. Not so - there are people who sell their property and live via camping passes or working on someone else's land instead ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3039

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

In spite of what Greta thinks, the transition to a green economy will be painful for America. Someone buying a large truck, farm tractor, gasoline powered SUV, or 8 year old 737-900 is expecting to to run a least 10 more years. Biden who is pushing the green agenda has also asked OPEC to produce mo...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3039

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

In spite of what Greta thinks, the transition to a green economy will be painful for America. Someone buying a large truck, farm tractor, gasoline powered SUV, or 8 year old 737-900 is expecting to to run a least 10 more years. Biden who is pushing the green agenda has also asked OPEC to produce mo...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1363

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Maybe a better solution would be making the divisions symbolic and seeding the postseason in each league based only on winning percentage. I don't know, I feel like they're pretty invested in the idea that division rivalries = $$$ and wouldn't want to dilute that. Wouldn't change the situation much...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1363

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Just glad the Sox managed a comeback win yesterday over the Nats (even though the Nats are my NL team). With that said, I hate, hate, HATE the wildcard game. In my mind, it's not even a post-season game. It's just game 163. You don't "really" make the post-season until you win that game. ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3039

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

California could have invested in High Speed Rail (running on renewables) ages ago. But instead they prefer bickering and graft. The particulars of routing were always going to be a problem given where political power is concentrated in the state. Californians should have widely backed nuclear powe...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2815

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

Dutchy wrote:
Aesma wrote:
I hope his affairs are in order.


He best to ask for asylum in Sweden. No more future for him in China.


You think they can't get to him in Sweden?

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Oh, is your income, my income and Buffet’s income owned by the government and we get to enjoy what the Congress let’s us keep? I never understand this level of emotionalism on taxes. They are an assessment - nobody in government or anywhere else ever claimed income is 'owned'. If you don't want to ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1294

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

No demand = no supply. You want to prevent drug abuse? Make sure demand isn't there by educating people about the health effects and teach them to live a healthy life. You want to prevent consumption of "misinformation"? Educate people and teach them how to develop critical thinking skill...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

So have I - but those are one-offs. Now you have multiple professionals in the same communities/states acting this way. This stuff is like a cancer that's growing. It's not like before where we wouldn't know about it - it's on TV often enough that if it keeps up, it just becomes a new normal. I thi...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 899

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

Pretty impressive downtime for mission critical network functions. Seems like their data center folks get to don the hero hat today.

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1363

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Well the Dodgers did their bit yesterday, but the Padres didn't, so we're denied a one-game playoff for the NL West pennant. Crazy to win 106 games, but not the division. I do sort of miss the wild card one-game playoff being something special and unique, rather than being literally required every ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1363

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Well the Dodgers did their bit yesterday, but the Padres didn't, so we're denied a one-game playoff for the NL West pennant. Crazy to win 106 games, but not the division. I do sort of miss the wild card one-game playoff being something special and unique, rather than being literally required every ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1138

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

Only TG, HKG-BKK in 1995

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1363

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Just glad the Sox managed a comeback win yesterday over the Nats (even though the Nats are my NL team). With that said, I hate, hate, HATE the wildcard game. In my mind, it's not even a post-season game. It's just game 163. You don't "really" make the post-season until you win that game. ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

The problem isn’t happening in the middle 50% of the political spectrum. Not even the middle 60%. The majority is being held hostage by brain damaged filth merchants on the extremes. People who don’t read books. People who think mob rule is acceptable and are willing to use weapons or firebombs aga...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1294

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

But AFAIK, "hate speech" is protected by the Constitution as "free speech" no matter how vile and how much we may disagree with it. See e.g. R.A.V. v. St. Paul, ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.A.V._v._City_of_St._Paul ). What does that principle or a court case against a munic...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3039

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Oil spill offshore of Los Angeles coast has the potential to accelerate California's move away from petroleum. Political pressure may be to shut down off shore oil extraction at least on the West Coast. Might also embolden those who want to shut down other pipelines that run thru sensitive areas (e...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1294

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Instagram aside, I think that the whistleblower was more deeply concerned about the way FB was used in other countries, over what's happening in the US. People in the US have MANY Social Media options for messaging and organizing. Not so much in some other countries. That's a major problem. Accordi...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1294

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Yep, good stuff. Some in upper management involved with operations were obviously uncomfortable with how certain programs would impact revenue - that has become pretty clear. To the extent the company is unable to balance revenue generation and negative impact, there needs to be more investigation a...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17398

Re: Texas abortion law

Why not go even further back than conception? Sperm cells are alive, so it's a bit bizarre to say that life "begins" at conception. In my view, millions of men are responsible for the daily murder of literally quadrillions of lives, and I will not rest until my state government absolutely...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

The worst part part of WalMart's case is how incestuous that relationship is. Not only do they cheat on labor costs, but most of that public assistance money comes back to them again as they are the primary beneficiary of their employee's welfare expenditures. Bet that makes your skin crawl, huh? T...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

….In any case, worrying about Welfare Cheats betrays a certain level of financial illiteracy that, frankly, I am surprised anyone educated still has the patience to hear out at this point... It serves its purpose of pushing the crab bucket mentality. The millionaire/billionaire who finds every loop...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Slothy trust fund kids and white collar crooks are a real thing, but that doesn't mean welfare cheats aren't a real thing as well. When I lived in Hawaii, it was a regular occurrence at the supermarket to see people buying a full spread of meat for a weekend BBQ on their EBT cards - a spread few pe...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many returns does a businessman has to file in your country ?
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Re: How many returns does a businessman has to file in your country ?

I like the sound of the Danish one... I did a recurrent training sim with a Danish pilot, he was showing pics of his new house. “Not to be personal, but in round numbers, how expensive?”, I asked. “Oh, all done ‘on the side’, with friends in the trades, I could never afford it otherwise”. So, there...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1363

Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Wild stuff happening to close out 2021 MLB regular season - game 162 matters from coast to coast. There are four teams in the running for the AL wild card - which has never happened before. There's a real possibility of a four-way tie when all is said and done today...and other chaos is possible too...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Absolutely, no thrift, self-respect, prudence, hard work ethic, self-discipline for the Modern Man. Be profligate, drunk or stoned, lazy, spendthrift, disheveled, like we see everyday. It could be said people do these things right now, every day. Working hard, spending on little to nothing selfish,...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

I think one of the biggest problems with the corruption in this country is how all power is concentrated in DC. Is more easy to corrupt a group of powerful politicians in one city, than go after 50 states individually. States interests and issues are all decided by DC. All of these social programs,...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

What an idiot! An idiot with more than 500K followers on social media, despite being banned by Twitter last January. These liars need to be called out. I’d bet finding 500K idiots in America, let alone among 7.5 billion, wouldn’t be hard. You could probably find 500K flat Earth types. Now you made ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

An idiot with more than 500K followers on social media, despite being banned by Twitter last January. These liars need to be called out. I’d bet finding 500K idiots in America, let alone among 7.5 billion, wouldn’t be hard. You could probably find 500K flat Earth types. That an you can just buy a f...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4283

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Meanwhile, the mouthpieces of the far left continue melting down: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/09/29/joy_behar_manchin_and_sinema_call_themselves_democrats_and_will_ruin_this_nation.html ABC's "The View" host blasts Democratic senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin for no...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1869

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Look up Lord Moulton and his speech on “Obedience to the Unenforceable”, great read and explains a lot about today’s “culture “. People now believe if it’s unenforceable it must legal, moral and proper. You see wackos who think they’re untouchable everywhere and, unfortunately, they’re too often ri...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
What an idiot!


An idiot with more than 500K followers on social media, despite being banned by Twitter last January. These liars need to be called out.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Lin Wood Spreads False Claim 9/11 Planes Were 'CGI'

Lin Wood, one of the celebrity conservative lawyers who assisted with 'stolen election' lawsuits toward the end of 2020, is now on his speaking circuit spreading false claims that 9/11 aircraft were CGI and the American public deserves the 'good, bad, and ugly truth' about those events. He is alread...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 227
Views: 24812

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Here is the link to the Supreme Court Case that made mandatory vaccines legal. https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/197/11/ The decision focused on the state level though, not federal. It also was regarding a disease that had a 30% death rate and those that did survive commonly had lifelong ...

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