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by wingman
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 23
Views: 1567

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

My actual point, wasn’t so much the verification, it was the fact that I had to opt-out. With stuff that is out of the norm…such as these advances…we should have to opt-in. I guarantee that folks that don’t pay attention will be in for quite the surprise in April. And, I’d be a fan of online voting...

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by wingman
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2914

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

I stopped watching news and went back to reading news. The best decision I have ever made. Lightsaber +1 - The greatest gain in mental stability for me was shutting down my Next Door account after 6 days. That was first foray into social media. Knowing my fellow citizens are borderline psychotic wa...

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by wingman
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 23
Views: 1567

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

Life's a real bitch, but when you compound the issue with the burdens of the First World it becomes almost unbearable. Heads up - document verification is the next big fraud prevention thing, get used to it. If it's a requirement for voting it's going to be a requirement to fart in your own bed pret...

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by wingman
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4531

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

From what I know the treatment of the Maori by the British was similar to treatment of the native Hawaiins by the US, maybe even worse in that the Maori were recognized as equal subjects to the throne before everything was stolen from them. I dont think the US government ever bullshitted Hawaiins to...

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by wingman
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12016

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

American's have exactly the same DNA as other countries, that is just an excuse. When you travel the world (I don't know if you have or not) you realize quickly that culture is only skin deep and most people are the same. My post is dripping in sarcasm. Despite what the pro gun/anti gun law lobby w...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath
Replies: 13
Views: 2662

Re: Planespotter Alerts Base To F-15 Problem @ Lakenheath

Best story at the Half Moon tonight by a long shot. I just hope that pub is better than the beer.

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by wingman
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12016

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

We shouldn't have ANY gun laws. The country and the people will only be safe and sound once every man, woman and child is locked and loaded at all times. We can already see the evidence over the past two years as guns have flooded the nation at record pace. Guns are a warm blanket proven to bring p...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12016

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

We shouldn't have ANY gun laws. The country and the people will only be safe and sound once every man, woman and child is locked and loaded at all times. We can already see the evidence over the past two years as guns have flooded the nation at record pace. Guns are a warm blanket proven to bring pe...

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by wingman
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64646

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Or why the world’s greatest business man has declared bankruptcy 6 times. Delta Airlines declared bankruptcy are they forever deemed no good? Of course not this argument is just more Trump derangement. Delta is certainly much humbler for the experience. They continuously improve by absorbing their ...

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by wingman
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 2002

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

If it is Donald Trump and 70M Americans must’ve missed school that day with some ailment or other. The fortunate ones probably got a doctor’s note.

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by wingman
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 2002

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

In the US some people, including some on this forum, just want to present slavery and the holocaust with facts and pictures and then instruct the children to go to their parents and churches to find out if any of those practices/events were negative in any way. Or you could take the Vegas shooting a...

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by wingman
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 22
Views: 2002

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

I usually can’t resist myself but get so dumbfounded I can’t believe it’s not bots. Then you read some of the anti science/factoid reality right here in the forum and you realize that a lot of Americans are just straight up elementary drop out KKK. At least 40-50M Americans fall into that combined b...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64646

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

In Cuba they stormed government buildings and people were killed? I must've missed that story. Or, more likely, if one doesn't believe in science one probably doesn't believe in Webster's either.

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by wingman
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EK A380 from STN to MCO cancelled due to COVID-19 cases at Arsenal London
Replies: 18
Views: 4578

Re: Attention MCO spotters - EK A380 coming your way today.

For MCO add in a healthy contingent of family, lucky fans, staff, press etc. Must be at least 200 all in. Still plenty of room to spread out.

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by wingman
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4531

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

I believe that a good portion of these attitudes stem from disinformation campaigns and antagonism content sponsored by our counterparts in Russia and China. It is so valuable to their priorities that we be weakened. Potentially, we can vote ourselves out of existence, without Russia or China even ...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gallup Poll Results: Republicans' Confidence In Science Down 27 Points Since 1975
Replies: 28
Views: 1849

Re: Gallup Poll Results: Republicans' Confidence In Science Down 27 Points Since 1975

Today’s GOP is literally the Christian version of the Taliban. 600,000 dead bodies couldn't convince them modern medicine has value. Maybe we can make the next election about gravity and just drop apples to the ground during the debates. Hand of god votes Trump and science believers vote Biden. Mana...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing
Replies: 33
Views: 11026

Re: Confusion during French Bee A350 landing

Case study for single pilot ops. The story doesn’t mention souls on board but they’d all be in heaven by now.

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by wingman
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5599

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

I set my cc at 8 over in Oregon and 10 over in California. I’m usually in the middle of the left lane pack in Oregon but California drivers routinely travel in herds at 15 over. On my trip down this week i was amazed yet again at how many jackwagons stay locked in the left lane at precisely the spee...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2241

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

If a Jewish radio jock makes the Taliban laugh we’ll have won the war.

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by wingman
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2845

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

My ongoing befuddlement is being blinded by the light and wrecking out like doosher in the middle of the night. I know I've read the intended lyrics but that's what the man is saying.

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by wingman
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2241

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

What is "kit"? Is that a US term?? This is a story about the US leaving a country, right?? Perhaps you haven’t been exposed to many Brits. Kit is English slang for gear. But gear is heroin over there. Our cousins make it so difficult. The worst is pronouncing schedule like SHED-yule and t...

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by wingman
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19363

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Horrible call and to reward a penalty kick? He dove for Pete’s sake! So undeserved. Anyway congrats to England, but I’m now rooting heavily for Italy. It’s coming to Rome (please) I can’t stand more of that disrespectful chanting, so Italy it is. What was the chanting? I only caught bits but curiou...

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by wingman
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th of July Celebrations in America 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: 4th of July Celebrations in America 2021

The fireworks were off the hook this weekend. We're getting safer. Let's keep the guns coming and pretty soon we'll be like Switzerland, virtually murder-free. There's no arguing with the logic based on the facts. https://www.npr.org/2021/07/06/1013251202/fourth-of-july-shootings-across-the-country-...

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by wingman
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19363

Re: Euros 2020 thread

If Italy plays like that the rest of the tournament I don't see anyone beating them. Spain just lack that killer instinct in front of goal. So many shots but none really at all lethal except Alba's. This side of the bracket wins the championship in my opinion.

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by wingman
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 10091

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

I had a feeling they'd get the wrong idea. We shoulda just stuck with "Mars", that's a good enough moniker.

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by wingman
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 73
Views: 6128

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

CEO Allen Weisselberg has already turned himself in early on Thursday, before the scheduled 2 PM announcement of the indictments likely on him, possibly other Trump Organization officials and the TO itself. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/trump-organization-cfo-allen-weisselberg-surrenders-to-...

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by wingman
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4858

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

What's your point? Are you saying that because the UK prepared for the exercise shows that is was prepared for in advance? Does the Dutch Navy just put out to sea and spin the compass before deciding where they'll go and what might happen en route? It's hard to discern any logic or rationale in your...

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by wingman
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 2274

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

You do strike us as the kind of guy that would celebrate a serial rapist getting off on a technicality. Trumpers are different, that's for sure.

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by wingman
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52710

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

Gas is more expensive in Europe, that must be the difference. Anyway, this is one way to piss off Paris and Berlin equally. Viola says she doesn't intend to bomb Berlin but she just kinda did, with quick run over Paris on the way back. I really am not sure why Switzerland needs 36 F35s, or any other...

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by wingman
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 73
Views: 6128

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

Textbook prosecutorial strategy in dealing with Mafia-like organizations. It's a long and arduous path and ultimately hinges on turning people as you go. Best of luck to them. The quality of American social fabric will improve exponentially with each Trump family member that ends up behind bars. In ...

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by wingman
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4858

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

Good post. I, too, find it bizarre and alarming that Europe still has multitudes of appeasers such as Keesje that have no recollection of their own history or were never taught it. I suppose when Putin strides bare-chested down the streets of Amsterdam he'll celebrate that he no longer has to speak ...

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by wingman
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Websites or blogs that report from a critical/negative perspective about Apple?
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: Websites or blogs that report from a critical/negative perspective about Apple?

Plenty of people are negative about Apple. Across phones, tablets, laptops and desktops they have a global marketshare of less than 10%. Don't like 'em? Join the 90%.

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by wingman
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19363

Re: Euros 2020 thread

I know you guys are nuts for the betting. I wonder what the payout is thus far on wagers that have the Czechs, Danes, Ukes and Swiss making the final 8. That had to be some serious odds, forget about England making it this far (yuk yuk).

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by wingman
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19363

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Today is day of football I'll never forget. 14 goals and 9 penalty kicks in. I really thought Spain was about to collapse there but they turned the tide. I do love Croatia though, especially Modric being a Real fan. And you're right about those 30 minutes from France. 90 minutes of that kind of play...

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by wingman
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52710

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

After what Switzerland did to France today a large Rafale buy is the least they can do.

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by wingman
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16411

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

A story that you'd expect to see on the cover of the National Enquirer.... or featured in a Twilight Zone episode. Grandson says grandparents landline has called 16 times since collapse, but no one on other end From WPLG Local 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZBAWISUVxQ Exactly, it’s the leadin...

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by wingman
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14190

Re: China and biological warfare story

There currently is an attempt to discover the origins of the virus led by the world's top virologists. It will take time, understanding, co-operation and patience from all parties involved, including the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which is considered one of the world's top virology labs. And you ...

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by wingman
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4858

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

Some washed up drunks still have personality, not Russia though. It's just an epic embarrassment to everyone. The only thing missing from that You Tube video was Putin riding a chained dolphin through the waves shirtless. I'm sorry tu, Russia just has absolutely nothing positive whatsoever to give t...

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by wingman
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 218
Views: 17702

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Marginally off topic but I'm seriously considering some back up for the house in Portland, obviously late for the coming weekend of hell but wondering what the forum thinks of the options: $1500 7500W dual fuel to plug into an existing transfer switch (cheapest but only runs 6 circuits and no A/C), ...

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by wingman
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hardliner Wins Election in Iran
Replies: 30
Views: 1955

Re: Hardliner Wins Election in Iran

What could possibly go wrong? I'm sure in appeasement fashion, the US will go back to licking Iran's boots. The most damaging boot-licking was Trump's tongue all over Putin's loafers. Putin's the one supplying all the nuke kit to Iran. Your orange lard ass let that go unfettered for four years. Her...

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by wingman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14190

Re: China and biological warfare story

A professor of viral genomics, an evolutionary ecologist and 2 virologists quoted in an article in a conservative leaning UK paper state all the evidence points to a natural virus origin. Sorry to all the conspiracy theorists out there: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/...

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by wingman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14190

Re: China and biological warfare story

Basically Trump was right. At the very least, this is a viable theory. It has gotta hurt to spend your life on science, get bullied into signing a conclusory statement that isn’t quite buttoned up, then having Trump’s scientific theory crush the conclusion you signed onto. It is one of those unforg...

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by wingman
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: St Louis Couple Plead Guilty
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: St Louis Couple Plead Guilty

Based on fashion alone the guy is lucky not to have gotten 3-5. Even with his massive substitute wenis he looked about as threatening as a gooey-soft marshmallow.

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by wingman
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 10091

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

I wonder if China will misinterpret the nickname for Mars.

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by wingman
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 23198

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

A well known CX pilot babbling to himself for 6 hours would make for some interesting CVR.

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by wingman
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19363

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Spain really needed to nationalize Messi at 13. Such an incredible midfield but nary an attacker in sight to sink the knife when it matters most. I do like all those youngsters getting time in a big tourney. Maybe by next WC they'll be seasoned enough to challenge for the semis.

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by wingman
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 92
Views: 4480

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

it's interesting, and scary, to read posts from members of this newly formed group of 70M people that think science is fake and scientists all have some secret agenda, and no longer fear the public badge of ignorance for saying so. The utter mindlessness of QANON is right here in the forums. Fascina...

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by wingman
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2558

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

Last time I checked, Trump’s daddy bought him an Ivy League degree, and none of his advisers have had to count pennies Daddy also bought him a medical deferment for a foot condition that miraculously disappeared as soon as he arrived at the first tee box. It's a wonder watching all these supposedly...

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by wingman
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2558

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

And we cant ever forget that 95% of Republicans believed to their very core that Trump was going to ram it down the “Coastal Elites’” collective throats. And yet he himself was born a coastal elite who lived in gold plated penthouses in NYC and flew his personal jet to coastal private golf clubs whi...

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by wingman
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2558

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

History won't be kind to these scumbags. But they'll still command the fealty of 30% of the electorate, and that's probably good enough for Trump and his litter of psychopaths to make hundreds of millions of dollars in Ponzi schemes for the stupid for another 40 years.

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