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by wingman
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy
Replies: 92
Views: 3919

Re: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy

I think everyone's missing the point here, which is to show the symbiotic relationship between prospefity and kovfefe and how in combination they are a force more powerful than democracy itself. On its own kovfefe is a half-baked idea, something only lunatics and power-hungry megalomaniacs would twe...

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by wingman
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020
Replies: 587
Views: 94462

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020

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


That video almost made me throw up my breakfast. I can already tell my next 737 flight is going to be a sphincter-clencher the whole ride.
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Revelation wrote:
Avgeek21 wrote:
What do you mean by 'roller coaster' technique'?

Full explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoNOVlxJmow


That video almost made me throw up my breakfast. I can already tell my next 737 flight is going to be a sphincter-clencher the whole ride.

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by wingman
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Eddie Van Halen
Replies: 32
Views: 1538

Re: RIP Eddie Van Halen

What a loss. I’ll never forget hearing the opening cords of Running with the Devil as a youngster. That made the hairs on your arm stand up. Just a few weeks ago I watched some old YouTube clips, one is the classic of him doing Eruption live...smoking on that cigarette the who way through. Happy tra...

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by wingman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer) thread 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2171

Re: Football (Soccer) thread 2020

All the players seem to go to the same acting coach, one touch anywhere near the head and TWO seconds later fall to the ground clutching the head as if they have been punched by Mike Tyson You haven't been watching soccer that long that is a normal thing, :duck: On the plus side they do sprint up a...

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by wingman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 24600

Re: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID

Trump is going back to the White House today, that's my opinion but it's starting to look like a self-fulfilling prophecy. I'd put $1000 down that he comes back playing down the whole episode and saying only wuss ass socialists can't recover in 3 days. Maybe $5000. I won my bet: Trump says COVID is...

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by wingman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer) thread 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2171

Re: Football (Soccer) thread 2020

Actually, that was Gio Reyna - Clauidio's son. A chip off the old block, as they say! Right, Gio. Man, his highlights were something. That combo with Haaland(?) looks deadly. The other guy was Chris Richards, first US player to play for Bayern Munich in 120 years. To make that line-up with their qu...

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by wingman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 24600

Re: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID

Does anybody else find it mildly ironic that Trump is hospitalized at the Walter Reed Memorial MILITARY Hospital,in view of his reported disdain for Vets / I'd say the true irony, and not the mild variety, is that Trump is receiving the best possible medical the Unites States has to offer at the ve...

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by wingman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 24600

Re: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID

Trump is going back to the White House today, that's my opinion but it's starting to look like a self-fulfilling prophecy. I'd put $1000 down that he comes back playing down the whole episode and saying only wuss ass socialists can't recover in 3 days. Maybe $5000.

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by wingman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer) thread 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2171

Re: Football (Soccer) thread 2020

Seeing Ed Woodward in the stands watching Mourinho slot 6 goals home in his own house was delicious. And then Aston Villa pile drive Liverpool off the high rope, I thought I was seeing things. I'll enjoy whatever time I can find on regular cable. The situation with European football on US television...

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by wingman
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 24600

Re: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID

He must've yelled "Do you know who I am?" at the first nurse that denied him a Big Mac. So here he is taking the test. It's not easy to see but that sure as hell doesn't look like a T-r-u-m to me. I don't think he really knows, he just thinks of himself as "I!" or "ME!!!&quo...

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by wingman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 295
Views: 26054

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

ItnStln wrote:
That person should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


And he will be. As soon as Trump leaves office the investigations and indictments (Inshallah!) will rain down on his orange head. I'm with you man, he must face justice!

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by wingman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 24600

Re: Hope Hicks Tests Positive for COVID

I love when all the anti-maskers test positive. Our governor here in MO just tested positive and spread it to a nursing home This is what our discourse has devolved to. I wouldn't use the term love but there's certainly a sense of justice when people that deny science and encourage others to wanton...

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by wingman
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the USA a banana republic without the bananas?
Replies: 65
Views: 4645

Re: Is the USA a banana republic without the bananas?

Look at the global reaction to the first presidential debate. We are a laughing stock, a complete and total embarrassment. I could care less. Most of these countries look down on us anyway because we will never embrace their doctrine of high tax nanny state socialist economy in addition to not liki...

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by wingman
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the USA a banana republic without the bananas?
Replies: 65
Views: 4645

Re: Is the USA a banana republic without the bananas?

This is just pure nonsense. The USA is not a restaurant and it's leaders are elected to their positions. If you don't like it the vote someone else in instead of lobbing out toxic rhetoric. Which is what this thread has been created for. You may not like the analogy but the damage done by Trump to ...

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by wingman
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CA Wine Country On Fire Again
Replies: 12
Views: 1863

Re: CA Wine Country On Fire Again

You might look at more interesting climate functions than the climate change meme. The PDO occurs and has occurred for centuries and correlates better. Lack of forest management and building near forests better explain the fire season disasters better. https://forestpolicypub.com/2015/09/01/officia...

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by wingman
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CA Wine Country On Fire Again
Replies: 12
Views: 1863

Re: CA Wine Country On Fire Again

One day the fires will disappear, just like that. You'll see, the hills will be alive with the sound of music. And burning homes don't really impact anyone. Do you know anyone in a burning home? I don't, all I see is a chimney and maybe a washing machine. No people, no impact! I'm gonna live like Tr...

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by wingman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 295
Views: 26054

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

A lot of these questions could be answered if we actually could see proof of what the NYT is claiming Agreed, and all Donald Trump has to do to disprove the NYT's reporting is release TWO pages of his tax returns - the last page of his Form 1040 from 2016 and 2017. That's it. Two pages that include...

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by wingman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump campaign chief suicidal, taken to hospital
Replies: 35
Views: 2920

Re: Trump campaign chief suicidal, taken to hospital

His brain will get better, you'll see. One day it's just like that, you wake up and you have a brain.

Besides, spousal abuse doesn't really impact anybody.

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by wingman
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 6113

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

I disagree completely. There’s no stereotyping whatsoever. The above qualities and values are what drive our two political parties today and what people vote for, and these people include corporations and special interests. Follow the money. To say this is hackneyed or off the mark is naïveté at bes...

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by wingman
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 6903

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

But we have to follow the laws on the books, and it was not a crime. It feels like killing innocent black people, or killing them outside of due process, is rarely a crime. It's always their own fault or just some unfortunate coincidence. I thoroughly dislike rioters, especially in my hometown of P...

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by wingman
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision
Replies: 110
Views: 6903

Re: Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor decision

It wasn't technically a no-knock, but yes, I am using her past to show why the police were interested in her ex and her connection to him. Drugs may largely go unnoticed but when bodies with bullet holes start appearing, the police will give you extra attention. But flip side is a textbook argument...

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by wingman
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 6113

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

When has "the left" wanted to secede from the union entirely? That one time someone wrote an op-ed about California being a world economy? And why secede when we can part ways amicably? Red states and Red Americans don't want to be with Blue states or Blue Americans and vice versa. This i...

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by wingman
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 6113

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

I don't see a civil war breaking out but I'm not sure I see any real downside allowing block of states on either side of the divide decide to leave the union peacefully and form their own country. We could do things at a strategic level such as free trade and open borders like the EU but allow state...

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by wingman
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS Doesn’t Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power
Replies: 74
Views: 5836

Re: POTUS Doesn’t Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power

If you are saying the 2016 election wasn't contested... that is definitely a matter of opinion. I consider the Mueller investigations, impeachment hearings and impeachment vote to have been part of the election contest. Mueller wasn't appointed as special counsel until May 2017. You'll have to go a...

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by wingman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 505
Views: 26263

Re: Do Repulicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

It's not a rule. It was principle and precedent laid down by countless GOP Senators to block Garland. But it was never a rule, it was just straight up GOP lies on television directly to the American people. Not a single one of them said it was about the balance of power and because they held it vis ...

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by wingman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RC-135W disguising as a Malaysian plane
Replies: 33
Views: 4422

Re: RC-135W disguising as a Malaysian plane

Yes Keesje, we all know better now. It was America's fault, just like everything else is America's fault. You've been consistent in that message for over a decade now. KL007, COVID, Global Warming, The 100 Year War, the Crucifiction, your name..the list is huge.

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by wingman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios 522 And The Blame Game
Replies: 18
Views: 4461

Re: Helios 522 And The Blame Game

The was a very interesting read, thanks for posting it. I wonder, when they write "..he was recorded as telling the crew to return the switch to Auto..", do they mean actually recorded by the CVR on ground preparing flight or recorded in documentation related to the investigation? I assume...

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by wingman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away
Replies: 58
Views: 2731

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsberg passes away at 87

Really devastating news. I expect the GOP to abide by its own words from Obama's final year appointment effort. Haha, right.

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by wingman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 118401

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

Ok, but tell us WHY the opportunities were missed! It's always about the money. Everything ties back to money, revenue, profit etc. Development time, deliveries, delays, training..it's all about money. The new FAA has to make it about safety again and I hope Boeing ends up paying hundreds of millio...

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by wingman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Knew...
Replies: 82
Views: 4680

Re: Trump Knew...

Trump blamed Chy-na for withholding information and playing it down. Think about that for a moment. I guess the Chinese didn't want to panic people either, right? They played it down for a month out of embarrassment. Trump's played it down for 8 months out of [insert your favorite Fox and Friends r...

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by wingman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Knew...
Replies: 82
Views: 4680

Re: Trump Knew...

Who is this supposed to surprise again? Nobody its just useless propaganda that will be recited over and over until the election. NIK, you surely can't mean this. Trump downplayed a national catastrophic emergency for political gain. 200,000 people are dead and the socio-economic fabric is under th...

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by wingman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 2135

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

Sigh... You guys have no clue what are you talking about. It is impossible for a normal person to understand Russia and its actions. I grew up in the USSR, and at this point I've resign to a fact that Europeans will never get it. Why would Russia need a Marshall plan? They got plenty of money from ...

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by wingman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Knew...
Replies: 82
Views: 4680

Re: Trump Knew...

Obama/Biden should kiss the ground that Covid-19 didn't happen on their watch. H1N1 and EBOLA were nothing by comparison. Funny, Trump and people like you said the exact opposite early on, that COVID was nothing like H1N1 or Ebola and look at all the deaths those two were responsible for. Remember ...

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by wingman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Knew...
Replies: 82
Views: 4680

Re: Trump Knew...

The most shocking thing here is that Trump allowed the mEdIa EnEmy to interview him and record him saying incriminating things for hours on end. He doesn't care what he says and he knows a full 40% of Americans don't care. I'm not joking, not even close, when I say that he was right when he said he...

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by wingman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 201
Views: 10691

Re: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

Kyle did nothing wrong. aside from breaking the law you mean? best regards Thomas Which laws? I thought he was underaged, so unlawful for him to be carrying a weapon. No license for an assault weapon, carrying firearms across state lines and last but not least yelling into a video camera "I ju...

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by wingman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress to Investigate After 28th Soldier Death this Year at Fort Hood TX
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Congress to Investigate After 28th Soldier Death this Year at Fort Hood TX

I agree. If no one gives a crap about .5% of the population dying from COVID why would anyone give a crap about.1% dying on Ft. Hood. Besides, what kind of loser volunteers to live on Ft. Hood? Suckers is who.

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by wingman
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7304

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

9-11 and Pan Am 103 were enough for me to drop the hammer on both. Fighting Afghanistan and at the same time supporting Pakistan doesn't make sense to me. It may make sense for the military industrial complex, though. Add the Saudis to that mix. The Afghans were guilty of aiding and abetting post f...

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by wingman
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7304

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

The intervention in Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia was justified. They are also the last time the USA / NATO / World solved a problem by going to war. The US and allies cooperated well and ended the war crimes and brought the culprits to justice. Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia are functional countries ...

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by wingman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EGFF First time I've posted in 17 Years
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: EGFF First time I've posted in 17 Years

All your friends are gone. They took the train. It might explain the situation at your airport.

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by wingman
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7304

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

I agree it's a they said/they said story. But the preponderance of anecdotal evidence strongly supports the Atlantic story. In the context of "respect for serving and fallen military servicemen and women of the United States", Trump has acted and said things that make him, by far, the bigg...

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by wingman
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13918

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Perhaps the point is that after generations of experience and refinement the Germans have figured out what works in Germany and the Americans have figured out what works in the United States . Both very different societies with different legal systems and different challenges for their respective l...

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by wingman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13918

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Having heard Trump's speech at the RNC convention last night, I'm wondering if all the 'Undecided Voters' will once again believe in Trump's words and vote for him instead of Biden this November. Trump clearly presented a negative impression about these protesters last night and said he will be eve...

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by wingman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13918

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

He shot the people who attacked him, so no. Not his militia peeps. If I had to guess, a mix of locals and antifa types. The guy who was shot after screaming the N word at people was shirtless and looked like he wasn't a professional. The two other people were decked out for riots and at least one o...

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by wingman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13918

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

All three shootings were captured on video. The first person shot was a short bald white man who kept screaming the N word at people and then chased the kid down and threw a molotov at him. The second person shot was a white man who jumped on the kid as he was fleeing. The third person shot was als...

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by wingman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13918

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Interesting, thank you for the link. And thank goodness for the presumption of innocence! That kid's defense attorney is going to have a cakewalk. Every shooting was caught on camera and appeared to have been self-defense. Should be an interesting trial. Prior to the video press reports state that ...

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by wingman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13918

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

They tried to tase him... didn’t work. 1. They tried to talk him down.... didn’t work. 2. He was potentially holding a lethal weapon. 3. He was known to have an active violent warrant out. You forgot the rest of the items in the manual: 4. Verify color of skin is black - check! 5. Wait until black ...

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by wingman
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13918

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

I might suggest a title change to “white cops shoot another black man in the back, local population reacts with anger”. When you lift headlines from Fox remember how absurdly they promote white fear propaganda. Every time we say you can’t make this shit up someone in the Fox/GOP strategy bunker does.

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by wingman
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering pardon for Snowden
Replies: 47
Views: 2247

Re: Trump considering pardon for Snowden

I'd consider pardoning him too if he wasn't the worst kind of hypocrite there possibly is, one who betrays his country arguing against state espionage against its own citizens but then runs to China and eventually Russia to hide from what he did. Think about that, he ran to the two countries that ha...

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by wingman
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers
Replies: 18
Views: 1616

Re: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers

Ay Madonna, it was tongue in cheek lads!

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by wingman
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers
Replies: 18
Views: 1616

Re: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers

Sounds like the GOP when they tried to smear Trump for wanting to sleep with his daughter, or paying off hookers and then not releasing his tax returns. But even Christians came to adulate him for his family man values. Things change, maybe Dems will come to embrace LGTB causes. For now gays will ne...

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