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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

. Not one time in any of these threads has there been any empathy from the gun loving crowd towards the victims. And yes, maybe you ought to try typing “my condolences to the victims and their families. Might do wonders for you. People have typed that in the past and just been ridiculed for it. Ano...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

CaptHadley wrote:
All you guys think is, gasp, they’re taking our guns. That’s all you care about.
Your right, because my guns didn't do anything. That's as stupid as someone taking my liquor because someone else got arrested for drunk driving.

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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

No, I am pretty sure they are not disappointed. If anything, they are disappointed the next mass-shooting won’t be more then a day or two away. Here’s some advance thoughts and prayers. Who knows, maybe it will stretch the next shooting out to three days! Your sarcasm is sick. Your lack of any comp...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

But, as we see all too often, if someone wants a gun that badly, they will get it. In other words, you're saying that passing new laws won't make a difference because if a criminal wants a gun, he's going to get it, no matter what? By that logic you might as well dissolve government entirely, becau...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

seb146 wrote:
But, as we see all too often, if someone wants a gun that badly, they will get it.
In other words, you're saying that passing new laws won't make a difference because if a criminal wants a gun, he's going to get it, no matter what?

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 232
Views: 30937

Re: Delta and A330-800?

Shorter distance? Yes, only less than an hour of flight time. How do you know the respective load of UA JNB-EWR and DL JNB-ATL, can you provide the data? Shorter distance and less dense cabin. UA's 789's only hold 257 pax as they are pretty premium heavy. By contrast, AA's 789's carry 285 pax and T...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

The fact that even Sandy Hook didn't make a jolt of difference is sick. Another fake "fact". Lots of laws were passed with magazine restrictions and banning types of guns, they were just passed on the state, instead of federal level. I was referring to America's sick addiction to guns. So...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

No, I am pretty sure they are not disappointed. If anything, they are disappointed the next mass-shooting won’t be more then a day or two away. Here’s some advance thoughts and prayers. Who knows, maybe it will stretch the next shooting out to three days! Your sarcasm is sick. The fact that even Sa...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

But since everything worked as intended and people reported him, all the antigunners are disappointed. No, I am pretty sure they are not disappointed. If anything, they are disappointed the next mass-shooting won’t be more then a day or two away. Here’s some advance thoughts and prayers. Who knows,...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

Is the weapon described one that can be legally held in FL? Yes. It was a Keltec Sub 2000 9mm carbine that takes Glock pistol magazines. Yours for < $800 at guns.com https://www.guns.com/firearms/rifles/semi-auto/kel-tec-sub2000-g19-9mm-ca-9mm-semi-auto-10-1-rounds-16-barrel-new?p=382310 Just an FY...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 12898

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

This really needs to be addressed. The airlines, the FAA, DOT and DOJ need an emergency meeting and get Congress to do something also. Is it going to take a flight attendant to be killed or seriously injured before things change? Needs to be a National shared database and ban these people from ever...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5684

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

My point is still that US-quiet is not the same as EU-quiet. According to a quick google search Columbia, Maryland is the safest US city. With a population of just over 100K they saw in 2019 (pre-covid) 8 murders, 57 rapes and 167 robberies. https://www.howardcountymd.gov/sites/default/files/2021-0...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia dumps and retires European Taipan helicopter for American
Replies: 20
Views: 3212

Re: Australia dumps and retires European Taipan helicopter for American

According to Wiki, the RNZAF has 8, with a 9th cannibalized for parts. You shouldn't have to do that but it probably helps with keeping the others flying.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 72
Views: 6275

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Why does he smile on his mugshots?

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

Kent350787 wrote:
Is the weapon described one that can be legally held in FL?
Yes. It was a Keltec Sub 2000 9mm carbine that takes Glock pistol magazines.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2786

Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

It appears the alleged shooter was on academic probation whose GPA was <2.0. He was stupid enough to post his plans on social media. I guess he'll never fly for an airline... https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/john-hagins-caught-with-rifle-wanted-to-enact-a-columbine-at-florida-college-police/ar-A...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5684

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

There was still nobody in imminent danger. The officer also had other weapons that he could've used. My impression from talking to locals is that this isn't the case. The mayor and chief of police have truncated less-than-lethal options available to patrol officers to avoid the optics of a violent ...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

Yeah, he was egotistical. There are two good series of books on the Pacific war (mostly naval) by Ian Toll and James Hornfischer. I've come to realize that while Bull Halsey got all the press, Raymond Sprunace was a better admiral and commander. Just like Patton wasn't the best general in Europe, ju...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niagara Falls Canal Future
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Niagara Falls Canal Future

The falls are creeping upstream because of the erosion of the underlying rock, but there will always be an altitude differential between Lake Erie and Ontario.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

Right or wrong I don’t think that both Admiral Kimmel and General Short should have been used as scapegoats for failures among political and military commanders in Washington, when you consider that General MacArthur had knowledge and warning of Japanese hostility had already commenced and suffered...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3361

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Okay okay...but this thread is not about Hannity and Carlson. Yeah. It is about the "left" holding our own accountable. I was just sayin' It's not even political...regardless of what others are saying. An employer caught a highly public employee in a major lie and canned him. That's reall...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5684

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Pretty brazen case of police misconduct here - a shoplifting suspect in a scooter was fatally shot nine times in the back while his back was turned to the officer and was attempting to enter a Lowe’s. The suspect had apparently brandished a knife when confronted earlier by an employee. The cop’s at...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland selects F-35A for F-18 replacement
Replies: 247
Views: 81845

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

It seems like all the other articles just keep quoting the one tabloid.

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Pearl Harbor Day Story and a Boeing 314
Replies: 14
Views: 2448

Re: Great Pearl Harbor Day Story and a Boeing 314

I don't know how things are post-Covid, but before it was wise to buy USS Arizona tickets ahead of time, as they usually sold out.

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire
Replies: 29
Views: 1687

Re: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire

NIKV69 wrote:
This person should be in jail for a long time.
Nah, 6-9 months in Rikers should do the trick.

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire
Replies: 29
Views: 1687

Re: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire

Pretty sick s***. If you ask me, Fox News isn't even all that conservative these days anyway and from what I seen, the reporters are pretty smart and talented. You want conservative? Turn on Newsmax or OAN or certain local AM radio stations in SoCal. Fox hasn't moved much to the right, the other tw...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11314

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Not all restricted firearms. Handguns are restricted, and I still have mine. Nobody is taking them away. Yet. My point was that making all the rifles illegal wouldn't have stopped the shootings. Not all the rifles have been made illegal. There is a list of the models of the firearms that have been ...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11314

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

It is impossible to propose legislation or changes to enforcement priorities, without complaints of it being a kneejerk reaction. A perfect example is what Canada did after the Nova Scotia killings. Although the perpetrator didn't have a license to own firearms and had smuggled them across the bord...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5684

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Grosse Ile? Nope, much bigger and closer--Livonia. Nice area. I lived in the D for about 9 years, its a really strange place with crime where it can be rampant on one side of the street, but not the other. I used to work with a guy who claimed that he grew up in the "bad area" of Grosse I...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5684

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

The vast majority of US districts are ‘quiet’ in the meaning you intend. A perfect example is where I live. Detroit is one of the most violent American cities. Yet, I live 8 miles from the city limits in one of the safest cities around. It isn't a "rich" city, either. Just solidly middle ...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11314

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

it has to do with a kneejerk reaction to passing new laws. It is impossible to propose legislation or changes to enforcement priorities, without complaints of it being a kneejerk reaction. There are so many shootings, that there will always be a shooting for pro-2A people to claim it’s a kneejerk r...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5684

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Except for the overall comparative prevalence of homicide this is not entirely the case. In the US violent crime is also vastly more prevalent in specific districts. https://thecrimereport.org/2016/12/28/how-safe-is-your-city-that-depends-on-your-zip-code/ Precisely my point. There are no "Eur...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11314

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

What "more laws" are being passed? If CURRENT LAWS had been enforced, shootings would go down. That is the "alternate fact". But, again, we can't because firearms enthusiasts whine and scream and cry that their rights are more important. All the while claiming that "all liv...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

I was elated by all the school groups at Omaha Beach and Arnhem. They were respectful and quiet, not acting like it was a boring day.

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 232
Views: 30937

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

Are we going to have a sticky thread like this one about Project Sunrise, if it ever comes to fruition?

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

Just to show how much history means to different generations can be seen just on these forums. Without going into specifics (because I'd probably get the post deleted), here's an example. A poster from one country chastises another from a different country about some human rights or military issue. ...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 232
Views: 30937

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

Why do so many think an airline should get a special plane for only one route? I don't think anyone is out right saying they should. I think most of us are just fantasizing about possibilities :) Why you ask? Maybe because that's exactly what they did with their 77L fleet? And it's not 1 route, it'...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11314

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

[ I took a firearms safety course before getting my license, and I know that Canada does not have a Castle Law. You cannot shoot someone who refused to leave your backyard, but if somebody breaks into your house and threatening you with a knife then you can shoot them. If they turn around and run t...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 232
Views: 30937

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

Why do so many think an airline should get a special plane for only one route?

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 232
Views: 30937

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

I find it rather humorous that people on ULH complain when the flight has to stop for fuel. Would you rather the alternative? It's like the idiot on my flight (PHX BDL Via ORD) We get to ORD and everything is shut down because of extreme icing at ORD and eastward. He is screaming at a gate agent be...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

So, it is. Growing up, we were always reminded of this day, but I guess, as time goes on, certain important events begins to lose their place in the list of important things. I guess it helps, that now, the belligerents of that particular event are string economic partners and allies. Also, most pe...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11314

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Because EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!! this happens, the same tired excuses come out for not enforcing laws already on the books. Mass shootings in the United States happen much too often. We constantly say that current laws need to be enforced. The same reaction from the same "all lives matter" p...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11314

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Because EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!! this happens, the same tired excuses come out for not enforcing laws already on the books. Mass shootings in the United States happen much too often. We constantly say that current laws need to be enforced. The same reaction from the same "all lives matter" p...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11314

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

You’re free to take offence, and thanks for letting me know, but I have no control of your feelings. We don’t disagree in principle, merely on the means one should have legally available to defend oneself. And my proposal is to ban lethal means of self defence, i.e. knives and guns, only because it...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98

We need more Bob Doles in this country's leadership. My aunt worked for Dole when he was governor of Kansas. I never met him but she was proud to have worked for him. What alternate universe do you live in? You're always coming up with these "facts", that aren't. Bob Dole was never govern...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2456

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

NIKV69 wrote:
I think it's clear he staged this and should be held accountable.
I'm inclined to agree. To think that his only motive was profit and publicity makes it even worse. He could've caused large scale disturbances and innocent people to lose their lives.

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11314

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

B777LRF--First of all, I find your constant reference to "any civilized society" quite offensive. Second, when someone commits a violent crime against you, the Marquess of Queensberry rules don't apply. Third, look up the concept of "disparity of force". It's a legitimate legal ...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3361

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

While a news personality is nowhere near as important as a national politician, Chris Cuomo is more than a run-of-the-mill "reporter".

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100632

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Or, Canada will find out that they aren't as important as they think they are... Or more likely have to pay more but the adoring fans of Trudeau don't necessarily deal with facts. Just curious (and not going to argue) but what would you have Canada done if anything when the Boeing vs Bombardier thi...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11314

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

B777LRF--First of all, I find your constant reference to "any civilized society" quite offensive. Second, when someone commits a violent crime against you, the Marquess of Queensberry rules don't apply. Third, look up the concept of "disparity of force". It's a legitimate legal c...

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