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by Virtual737
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead, multiple people shot near Atlantic Station, Atlanta
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

DIRECTFLT wrote:
And what could have prevented this shooting exactly??


One thing that wouldn't have prevented it, or the many others to follow, is to sit there doing nothing.

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by Virtual737
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump accused of rape in lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Trump accused of rape in lawsuit

They might go the whole hog with "Make Rape Great Again".

Nothing would surprise me.

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by Virtual737
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5561

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

There's very rarely a good guy with a gun when you need one, which makes a mockery of 2A. The 2A wasn't created so that crime would be guaranteed not to happen. You can do better than that. :sarcastic: It's not really him that needs to do better. I don't believe that he lives in a country that has ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7895

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Can we try to stop being quite so negative on this ? Yes, the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar was corrupt, but it is what it is. The absence of beer is not a disaster and few would claim a human right to drink alcohol.... when in Rome, do as the Romans do. There were far worse abuses of human ri...

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by Virtual737
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 45
Views: 2176

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

I, personally, believe that there is life on other planets, because of evolution they are not all carbon based. What is the gravitational pull of dying stars? I wonder what our orbit will be when our Sun becomes a red dwarf? Where will objects from the Kuiper Belt end up? Our Sun will likely become...

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by Virtual737
Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022
Replies: 72
Views: 2778

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2022

to the point of not

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by Virtual737
Tue Nov 08, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns right in USA
Replies: 99
Views: 3964

Re: Guns right in USA

After the election results later this week I think it's likely that you'd be charged with a felony if you didn't have at least an assault rifle, an extra large mag, a glock or two and a good set of knuckle dusters.

But don't get pregnant.

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by Virtual737
Mon Nov 07, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 544
Views: 25817

Re: 2022 US Elections

No predictions here. It’ll be a R Congress, however, not a prediction; a certainty. Fear and hate, alright. I fear the Dems will continue to reduce the value of my assets by 8+% a year and hate that they will continue to expand government powers, reducing liberty. What liberties have you lost the l...

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by Virtual737
Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Series!
Replies: 40
Views: 2173

Re: World Series!

I actually had to look up which Yankie sport the World Series was, even though I have a sweater from the Boston Red Sox ;) Anyhow, the real World Championships are around the corner. A game that is actually played all over the world: Football (or for you Yanks, succor). Although there is a small et...

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by Virtual737
Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGAs mock speech difficulties
Replies: 22
Views: 2088

Re: MAGAs mock speech difficulties

Why the age limits? We've had nutters in power from the age of 40+. Why ban my 8 year old daughter from office when, if she can garner enough votes, she wouldn't even know how to feck up the world as much as the orange one, the brown one, or the white one who did ok for a few months at the latter en...

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by Virtual737
Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections
Replies: 34
Views: 6148

Re: Qatar Airways lawsuit over Vaginal inspections

LTEN11 wrote:
Why is this post in Civil Aviation ? The only thing aviation related to it was that it happened at an airport.


I had to read your post 5 times and I still don't know if you're being serious...

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by Virtual737
Sat Oct 22, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rant on fees and taxes on car rentals, hotels
Replies: 35
Views: 2462

Re: Rant on fees and taxes on car rentals, hotels

The US doesn't even display the real price of items at a convenience store so why would anyone expect them to do it for car hire or hotels?

The first time I discovered that I couldn't buy 99c worth of food for $1 in a US shop (way back in the 80s) I knew that I was in a really weird country.

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by Virtual737
Mon Oct 17, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

"Thank god for that" and "O god" have both been used by me, mostly in the past. They are just figures of speech, for me at least.

As an agnostic bordering on full atheist, I'm not addressing any kind of higher power by using those words.

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by Virtual737
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3115

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

Braybuddy wrote:
See reply to Tugger above (x10)


So just trolling then? Enjoy.

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by Virtual737
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3115

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

I'll bend over backwards for people -- when I want to Very big of you. , but put me in a position of being told to do something, then the brakes go on, big time. Clearly. I always refer to drag queens as "she", out of courtesy, when clearly it's a "he". I have no problem doing t...

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by Virtual737
Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12751

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Gutted. First time I've cried in I don't know how long.

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by Virtual737
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do in a weekend in Melbourne
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: Things to do in a weekend in Melbourne

As an F1 nut I'd take a short trip to Albert Park. See what remains of the circuit when not in use.

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 02, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 721
Views: 56889

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

scbriml wrote:
The BBC is reporting that a court has released a detailed inventory of what was seized by the FBI from Mar A Lago.


100% confirms the raid was politically motivated then ;)

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 02, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4380

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
Neither side even tries to work with the other,


That's my view of most political parties in most countries. To be specific to the US, and fairer to the incumbent, it's pretty difficult to work with the other side when their mentor in chief still doesn't recognise you're victory over them.

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by Virtual737
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 6085

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

Here we go again with government over reach! What happened to a free and unregulated market, the founding principles of our country? https://www.kbb.com/car-news/ftc-may-ban-some-car-dealer-tactics/ Do your home work, tell the dealer what you will pay and how you will pay. Draw the line in the sand...

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by Virtual737
Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party
Replies: 110
Views: 6865

Re: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party

FGITD wrote:
What the world needs is more decent, God-fearing and proper leaders who know how to conduct themselves..


Decent - yes
Proper - yes
God fearing? - crikey no.

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by Virtual737
Thu Aug 18, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 74
Views: 5786

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

It also seems in this day and age of social media that people are incredibly impressionable and lack a huge amount of critical thinking. They are also very lazy so won't try and look and multiple sources before forming an opinion. Lack of education also doesn't help. Those people have always existe...

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by Virtual737
Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vos fires Gableman, ends Wisconsin election fraud investigation
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

Re: Vos fires Gableman, ends Wisconsin election fraud investigation

scbriml wrote:
Out of interest, what would happen if they did decertify the 2020 result? What would change?


Several million morons would say that Trump was right.

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by Virtual737
Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 74
Views: 5786

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

But Fox News and CNN are entertainment channels. I like to see a mix of views and so, even as a non-American, I watch portions of both Fox and CNN. One of them leans one way, The other doesn't lean, it has totally fallen over and has been that way for some time. "Extremists" is not an exa...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 6369

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

It amazes me that some people are like this and can't think for themselves and make their own decisions. Flat earthers make very similar statements. Do you believe that everyone who has an opinion differing from yours didn't form that opinion by thinking for themselves and making their own decisions?

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1437

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

Wish I had the money to buy one, at which point I wouldn't buy one.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 346
Views: 18302

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

readytotaxi wrote:
All this makes Trump look a little bit sensible.


Hmmm. Boris is a clown but Trump is in a totally different league on a unique planet in a galaxy far, far away.

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 346
Views: 18302

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

He's done. The only thing keeping him in No 10 now is his stubborness.

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1452

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

Built in Windows Defender should be good enough for most people now. If you're not using the web or email then even more so.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What shipping carriers do you mostly ship with?
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: What shipping carriers do you mostly ship with?

I use Kerry and Lex, but I guess you meant originating in the US?

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 150
Views: 8641

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

gkirk wrote:
Freedom is coming!
No longer will we be tied to a corrupt Westminster.


Then good riddance. The constant mention of a Scottish independence referendum itself destabilises the union.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 575
Views: 36075

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

From https://news.sky.com/story/us-capitol-riots-im-the-effing-president-take-me-to-the-capitol-now-aide-says-trump-raged-at-secret-service-on-january-6th-12642112 Trump is quoted as saying: "I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about he...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1137
Views: 57601

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

The voting population of the US has not been a majority for the GOP in the Senate since 1998: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/gop-senators-havent-represented-a-majority-since-1996.html The GOP candidate has only won the popular vote for President once since 1988. 5 of the Supreme Court just...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3357

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

I ask because that's also one of the reasons people say in the US we have mass shootings. I just want to know exactly how is it possible that Norway can have them since I have been told this is an eminently an American phenomenon. The US seems to have one almost every day. To try and draw a wider c...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10954

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Want to talk about entitlement? Start with the attitudes shown here. I’ll never understand why aviation enthusiasts on an aviation forum love to consistently crap on airlines and their employees. ...because there are usually at least 2 sides to every story. This is an aviation enthusiasts site, not...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10954

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Oh poor airlines, how can they sustain a pay raise for their staff, better let them work too much, then crash planes with hundreds of people aboard, and blame the pilots... Or hire new, incompetent, undertrained pilots and let them crash planes with hundreds of people aboard, and again blame the pi...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6579

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

People voted for Biden because they thought they were voting for a moderate centrist who was going to unite this country. Instead they got a far leftist administration hell bent on further dividing this nation. For that to be true, the US centre, from the perspective of GOP, must be so far skewed t...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6579

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

It's also hard to say that the ones with the highest approval numbers turned out to be the best presidents. Look at what George W. Bush managed to do with his 71.2%! Approval ratings rarely have to do with the person in office, its about the current state of affairs. If things, like the economy are...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6579

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

Agreed that Biden inherited Afghanistan too. I was referring to the exit planning that was under Biden's control. I don't think anyone foresaw the rapid collapse and abdication of the government, and what happened, was going to happen anyway. But could have been handled better on the US end, in hin...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6579

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

casinterest wrote:
80-90% in the US could care less that every country is seeing the same issue as the gas and inflation are tied to world economic issues.


I guess their grammar is as under-developed as their knowledge of the rest of the world.

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by Virtual737
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6579

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

The Afghanistan withdrawal was his own doing. It was Trump that announced the withdrawal and effectively tied Biden to a deadline. Not sure Biden should take all the blame for what happened. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/politics/2021/03/17/us-troop-withdrawal-afghanistan-trumps-deadline-w...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 575
Views: 36075

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

No, they really don’t care and you’re deluding yourself. https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-harry-enten-predicts-republicans-take-huge-house-majority-best-position-in-over-80-years/amp/ I wasn't for one moment meaning the morally bankrupt who would vote for someone like Trump. I meant those of us (in...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 82
Views: 7070

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I bought three guns for hunting coat pigeons in the last year.


One for each arms and..... clever dick?

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by Virtual737
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 575
Views: 36075

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Outside of the liberal bubbles no one cares, but keep believing they do The most powerful political figure in the world, when outvoted, tried to steal an election while accusing the rightful winner of doing the same. In doing so he committed crimes, appeared sympathetic to say the least in his numb...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 20, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9904

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Singapore does some things well, but I'm not giving up the 2nd Amendment. Someone has to be the arsenal of Democracy in the world. We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? You most definitely can't handle the ...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 19, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9904

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Aaron747 wrote:
Not really possible for us due to the 8th amendment.


It's not the 8th or any other amendment that's stopping it.

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by Virtual737
Thu May 19, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4884

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

AirWorthy99 wrote:

And no, I don't have any empathy for the most destructive, divisive and incompetent president this country has ever had. If he has deficiency issues he should resign or never had ran for president.


You mean Dubbya or Trump?

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by Virtual737
Tue May 17, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?

https://www.mygov.scot/arrested-your-rights/legal-advice-at-a-police-station#:~:text=You%20have%20the%20right%20to,while%20the%20police%20question%20you. The site would appear to be completely at odds with the author: "You have the right to speak to a solicitor at any time while in police cust...

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by Virtual737
Tue May 17, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9904

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Being hung up on background checks is a specious argument and one that doesn't hold water when you examine FBI crime stats... Hung up on background checks? How about there being no reason for an 18 year old civilian (or anyone else for that matter) to own an assault rifle with copious amounts of am...

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