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by johns624
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100638

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Stealth is over hyped. I have noticed the only people who say this are European. As Europe has no stealth aircraft available for sale they are sick of losing against the F-35 in every competition it enters. Downplaying the one area where the F-35 dominates against the Eurocanards is an obvious sale...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100638

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Why not the F-16 ? The worst of both worlds. You don't get the two engine redundancy of the FA18 nor the stealth of the F35. Wich is why I am surprised that Canada seems to have abandoned the F-18 and is going for either the F-35 or the Gripen wich are both single engine aircraft. If so, why not th...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

So, in the hours before he loaded his AR-15 and drove 20 miles to a protest, how many of those protesters attacked his house? How many of those protesters physically went to his house and took his stuff? The argument by the right is "he was under attack" and "he felt threatened"...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2276

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

As for credit cards, they're not really a thing, here. What's the point of getting a credit (and pay for it) if you have the cash on hand ? Huh? You pay the same, whether cash or credit. You pay it off at the end of the month and get miles/points/cash back for free. I'm sure the vendors where you u...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 44
Views: 3190

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

I've flown on the 764 DTW-LHR/FCO and the 753 DTW-LAX/LAS and others.

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2276

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Aesma wrote:

As for credit cards, they're not really a thing, here. What's the point of getting a credit (and pay for it) if you have the cash on hand ?
Huh? You pay the same, whether cash or credit. You pay it off at the end of the month and get miles/points/cash back for free.

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2276

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Airstud wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
here in Canada


The correct way to be in Canada is to be in Halifax.
I really like Halifax, it's just too damn far from anywhere. Not as bad as PEI, which I also like, but still too damn far.

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2276

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

I like it better that way anyway. It's more suspenseful, exhilarating. Your FICO score doesn't thank you... Your FICO score wouldn't be affected until you reached at least 30 days past due and then only if the bank or their algorithm chooses to report it. FICO scores are overhyped anyways. All they...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2276

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

ACDC8 wrote:
Nowadays, go to the bank, get a book of 10 "just in case" cheques and they'll last you 5 years.
That sounds like me.

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by johns624
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100638

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

If Norway is operating the F-35 for 11K EUR per hour, they are doing it about 30% of what the USAF spends per hour. "It also claimed that F-35 operating costs had declined from $38,000 to $33,300 in 2020. As that figure is in base-year 2012 dollars, it implies around $38,000-39,000 in 2021.&qu...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2276

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Airstud wrote:

I like it better that way anyway. It's more suspenseful, exhilarating.
Your FICO score doesn't thank you...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2276

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Airstud wrote:
It turns out it's actually due in Philly on the phirst, not the second, of December.

This morning I sent out a payment on my Goodyear credit card.

That has to be in Louisville by the 4th.
There's this new thing called e-payments. It's only been around for 20+ years...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 428
Views: 100638

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Mortyman wrote:
Why not the F-16 ?
The worst of both worlds. You don't get the two engine redundancy of the FA18 nor the stealth of the F35.

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by johns624
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 13412

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

The fallout will be high with the federal hate crime trial still forthcoming, and the prosecution of the prosecutor that let the case slide due to personal ties with one of the men that committed the crime. While I agree that the prosecutor should be charged, I'm not sure what the purpose of a hate...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5213

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

In my book anyone who drives through a crowd killing 5 and injuring 40 is a monster. We have a similar book I guess. Ask the family members of those 5 if he is the monster, I guess they will agree too. It is very and very sad that one guy who hardly messed up his own life takes away few other lives...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2276

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Francoflier wrote:
You pay your credit card by cheque? Through the mail?

Now that's a hipster power move.
The OP has a thang for post offices...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5213

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

meecrob wrote:

Locking people up isn't going to make them "see the light"
Sometimes, that isn't the purpose. The purpose is to keep the rest of us safe. Some people are just evil.

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by johns624
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 15928

Re: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread

I just read that 2 more Type 23 frigates have been paid off. This was sort of expected, but still a little alarming. While the class originally had 16 members, now it's down to 11. It will be at least several more years before their replacements will be commissioned. I'm afraid of the political thin...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5213

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

That brings up a couple of learnings from this incident. First, Mr Brooks’ class of offender, repeat violent felon, likely should have been permanently jailed years ago. He had no role in society. Second, there were armed people present who could have, and probably should have, lawfully shot Mr. Br...

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by johns624
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5213

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Brooks will end up in jail for the rest of his life upon conviction at trial or a plea deal for his manslaughter of what is now 6 persons and attempted manslaughter for many others. He is being held under an amount of bail and social pressure on prosecutors and the courts that will make it impossib...

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by johns624
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

I don't find a lot in common between the Rittenhouse case (the subject of this thread) and the Aubery murder.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Roles that can only be filled by a nose-loading 747F?
Replies: 11
Views: 1619

Re: Roles that can only be filled by a nose-loading 747F?

That's not entirely true. The 747-8i (passenger) line has closed, however the 747-8F (cargo) can still be ordered. And they do come with the front cargo door. Not anymore. https://www.theregister.com/2021/01/13/final_747_shipment_2022/#:~:text=Today%E2%80%99s%20announcement%20confirmed%20that%20202...

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by johns624
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will China be the last country to open its borders?
Replies: 16
Views: 1429

Re: Will China be the last country to open its borders?

c933103 wrote:
North Korea is more closed than China right now
That has very little to do with Covid.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10086

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

The problem with Russia invading Ukraine is that it then becomes stronger. It gets a larger population base for its military. Even more important, it gets the large gas turbine production that it desperately needs. It also gets them contiguous land borders with former eastern bloc countries that the...

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by johns624
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5213

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I'm getting really annoyed with the response of this when all I am trying to do is gather information. I watched Ben Shapiro and he was having a field day about him being black and rapping about not liking Trump. Funny enough the Rittenhouse video made no mention about him being white and looking l...

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by johns624
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5213

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

The death toll is now 6. An 8 year old boy succumbed to his injuries.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 10181

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

At least we don't have to hear his lawyer say that it was all the fault of "childhood" or some similar BS.

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My first flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2925

Re: My first flight

1970. I was 11 years old and took a United DC8 DTW-EWR. I remember that the flight had started in HNL and breakfast was a full, fresh pineapple.

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

If they felt threatened, why did they come towards him? It sounds like they could've been the threateners. How far did they come to riot? One of the 3 did not "keep their guns at home". The other two were convicted of crimes that precluded them from owning firearms. Do you know what the te...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5213

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

You lost me on mouth full of gold teeth, weird example - they don't make someone look more or less wholesome it's a pretty neutral style choice. Where are gold teeth "a pretty neutral style choice"? I want to know so that I don't go there. This is pretty common in many black and Hispanic ...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

So, Rittenhouse got off. Given the circumstances and the laws in this country, this was bound to be the result. If I were on the jury, I would have reluctantly voted to acquit. However, I think there is something very wrong where mommy lets an underage punk kid have an AR-15 and drives him to a rio...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

I just don't think guns belonged there, especially when the fear of losing it to another was what drove the use. So you admit that the deceased were attempting to disarm him? Yes. And that is what is needed if you think he is an active shooter. What if someone had succeeded and killed him. They wou...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

casinterest wrote:
I just don't think guns belonged there, especially when the fear of losing it to another was what drove the use.
So you admit that the deceased were attempting to disarm him?

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

casinterest wrote:
johns624 wrote:
casinterest wrote:


Oooh a dumpster fire. So deadly.
What does setting fires have to do with protesting a police shooting?


\What does shooting a man have to do with dumpster fires?
It's amazing how you know so much more than the jury!

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

casinterest wrote:
johns624 wrote:
casinterest wrote:


So you are protecting a girl abusing coward that used a gun on a person he had no clue was the above?
No, an aggressive rioter who had already set a dumpster on fire.



Oooh a dumpster fire. So deadly.
What does setting fires have to do with protesting a police shooting?

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

casinterest wrote:
No. I would be able to get away from a skateboard.
Maybe, maybe not. These things don't happen in a vacuum.

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

I care about facts. But I care about lives more than the gun folks. These gun laws only promote more needless deaths. if that is the way society wants to go, then we will wind up like inner chicago where multiple people wind up dead with no charges. That isn't right. and these gun laws only make it...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

My point is that he is guilty of manslaughter in all of the cases. he brought a deadly weapon and used it. Without that weapon, the issues and the rhetoric never would have occurred. No he's not. Do you know that in Wisconsin when somebody grabs your weapon (can be just the tip of a barrel) that pe...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

casinterest wrote:
Guns are killing weapons. Skateboards are not. Plastic bags are not.
Yes, they are. It all depends on the mindset of the wielder. So are baseball bats, screwdrivers, ropes and SUVs.

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The left does not care about facts or even video evidence. You know the ironic thing is that video evidence saved the day in both the Rittenhouse case and the George Floyd case. I would venture both cases would have had a different outcome had they not had video evidence. Fact-free mindset is alive...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

conservatives have been eager to lump all of BLM and the Floyd movement together as a happy gang of rioters, but that's not so. Political protests always invite this nascent criminal and anarchist element, all of whom have very little interest in politics, and high interest in being destructive and...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

No. People keep saying that Rittenhouse had no reason to be there. The same could be said for the other three. They weren't civil rights activists, they were low level criminal sh*t starters. Once again, people are getting carried away by what they wish the law was, or what they thought the law was...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Of course, where were the other three's parents when they were growing up and needed to be taught right from wrong? Whataboutism. No. People keep saying that Rittenhouse had no reason to be there. The same could be said for the other three. They weren't civil rights activists, they were low level c...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5213

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

You lost me on mouth full of gold teeth, weird example - they don't make someone look more or less wholesome it's a pretty neutral style choice. Where are gold teeth "a pretty neutral style choice"? I want to know so that I don't go there. When I was a bit younger I had gold fronts and I’...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

It really doesn't matter why he was there. It's not illegal for any US citizen to be in a public area. It does matter. If his parents had done their job as he never would have been there in the first place. It should be obvious why people are either ignoring or try to deflect the role of his parent...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

[ People that don't have much of a definition of where they wouldn't go, are going to cause a lot more problems. This should probably apply to all four people there. None were protesting police brutality, they were there to start sh*t. I would consider Huber armed with a deadly weapon, as he was wi...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Person with a firearm wouldn't have had one if he had followed the law and hadn't shown up based on lies . Fact. Are we talking about Rittenhouse or Grosskreutz here? Just wondering because Grosskreutz was carrying illegally. What's funny is that people complain because Rittenhouse open carried, wh...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 17236

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Person with a firearm wouldn't have had one if he had followed the law and hadn't shown up based on lies . Fact. Are we talking about Rittenhouse or Grosskreutz here? Just wondering because Grosskreutz was carrying illegally. What's funny is that people complain because Rittenhouse open carried, wh...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 5213

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Kno wrote:

You lost me on mouth full of gold teeth, weird example - they don't make someone look more or less wholesome it's a pretty neutral style choice.
Where are gold teeth "a pretty neutral style choice"? I want to know so that I don't go there.

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