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by PacificBeach88
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Will You Do If Trump Wins The Presidency Pt 2
Replies: 47
Views: 2435

Re: What Will You Do If Trump Wins The Presidency Pt 2

Fortunately, I hold more than one citizenship so I have options. As well as I work for a multi-national company where I can move relatively freely to Asia, Europe, or S.A.. That said, I don't plan on giving up on my country unless my own / family's well-being starts to looks like the Jews in the 193...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4483

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

Indeed. Take a trip up to Norilsk, where the air and soil is so polluted from inefficient smelting that it's economically feasible to mine the soil. Except one cannot visit without being Russian because the government of Russia prevents people from accessing it. Not to mention the nuclear waste the...

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Takes On Gold Star Family
Replies: 123
Views: 4713

Re: Trump Takes On Gold Star Family

Mr. and Mrs. Khan's presence and speech at the DNC was a great moment to talk about American exceptionalism and also a wonderful bait for Trump. If Trump was a non-narcissistic non-sociopath person his response would have read something like this. "I want to express my condolences to the Khan ...

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Takes On Gold Star Family
Replies: 123
Views: 4713

Re: Trump Takes On Gold Star Family

A dead soldiers family shouldn't be treated any different from any other family. The family member made a conscious choice to serve, if they die, tough, it's part of the job description. I don't get the reverence Americans have for military and first responders, it's comes across as incredibly fake...

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Titanium In Thrust Reversers?
Replies: 14
Views: 6463

Re: Titanium In Thrust Reversers?

I don't know of any modern bypass jet engine that reverses the core flow additionally to the bypass flow. I doubt the LEAP would be different. But I've been wrong before. Lots of times... Just ask my wife. In her mind wouldn't it be easier to ask her how many times you've actually been right? :P Qu...

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth growth - will it ever slow down?
Replies: 12
Views: 1057

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth growth - will it ever slow down?

All of Texas has benefitted from the oil boom of 2000ish to 2015ish. Now with the oil bust, who knows? Frankly, I find DFW and HOU metros to be rather soulless concrete jungles akin to Los Angeles. I like Austin and San Antonio though. I guess if anyone of us had a crystal ball for what the next 25 ...

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4483

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

Too much authoritarianism does the same thing. Ever seen how corrupt most one party states are? As a free democratic western nation, it's very, very, hard to understand real corruption. I've run our central European office for 2 years, our SE Asian one for 4 years, and here in America now bookended...

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Takes On Gold Star Family
Replies: 123
Views: 4713

Re: Trump Takes On Gold Star Family

Same thing with the hack of the DNC. Could have been plenty of ammunition against HRC and the DNC; people really doubted the DNC's Russian claims. And then Trump *made* it about Russia with that dumbass press conference in Doral; now it's a month long story. He doesn't have the brain power to under...

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4483

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

Olddog wrote:
I wonder how pvjin is not on everyone ignore list by now :)


Fixed that just now.

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Takes On Gold Star Family
Replies: 123
Views: 4713

Re: Trump Takes On Gold Star Family

I watched the Khan speech at the DNC, and when it was over I turned to my spouse and said: "That's going to leave a mark". Had Trump handled it correctly it would have been a 24 hour story. Instead, he attacked a dead soldier's family??? Not only did Trump blow this into now a 4 day story,...

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine
Replies: 107
Views: 4483

Re: Trump: Putin not gonna go into Ukraine

Trump is trying to be Putin's fluffer so that either outcome he will gain financially. If he loses, he will use all that goodwill to finally get a tower built in Moscow. If he wins, he'll have his kids running Trump Inc. over in Moscow trying to finalize a deal before he's even sworn in.

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Full List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes
Replies: 33
Views: 1489

Re: Full List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes

So you are upset that Hillary proposes we increase income? Again, you need to look no further than Kansas vs California as far as "tax cuts create income" vs "tax increases create income." But, also, an increase in taxes would also increase jobs under Hillary http://money.cnn.co...

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?
Replies: 127
Views: 4838

Re: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?

Sanctuary Cities exist for political and apparent municipal gain but that's really irrelevant; they are in violation of federal laws. That the current administration and it's DHS refuse to enforce those laws does not make those cities any less in violation of those laws. And really, there can be no...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Full List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes
Replies: 33
Views: 1489

Re: Full List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes

BMI, are you not capable of the same thing? I'm sure there's plenty of info out there for you to read up on the subject. I've found it much simpler to just put that twat on ignore. If I wanted an insane Ayn Randian, moronic, mouth breathing opinion, I'd dig up her corpse and ask her. Trust me, it m...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Full List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes
Replies: 33
Views: 1489

Re: Full List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes

Any trashy web site that immediately gives me a John Stossel pop-up ad before I can get to it, is just that. Trash. It's not worth my time. If you can't post a non-partisan / non-pop-up b.s. site, don't post at all. Got it?

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?
Replies: 127
Views: 4838

Re: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?

One more thing, though Trump is an INCREDIBLY inept politician (well, he's not really even a politician, is he?), equating him with the global monster Adolph Hitler is just off the wall. I disagree, vehemently! Donald Trump will most likely cause a Constitutional crisis, the like we haven't seen si...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?
Replies: 127
Views: 4838

Re: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?

AvOb....do you even understand why "sanctuary cities" exist, and why those laws were implemented in the first place? Serious question, as everyone else I've ever talked to on this subject were clueless on the benefit of "sanctuary city" type laws.

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by PacificBeach88
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada vs American election system
Replies: 15
Views: 1177

Re: Canada vs American election system

The problem is, America's Constitution is relatively old, comparatively. America's is 240ish years old. If I remember right, the bulk of Canada's is around 1867, some 100 years later. (??) When America has helped set up new governments in places like Japan, Germany (post WWII), and even Iraq, we hav...

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by PacificBeach88
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: washer after 15 years..
Replies: 31
Views: 1769

Re: washer after 15 years..

Geez.... I've had a top-loader for 18 years now and you NEVER have to clean the washer. A washer is supposed to clean other things.... not you having to clean the washer. Talk about a make-work project. And in 18 years, never a single problem or cost to me. How much of that washer cleaner junk woul...

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by PacificBeach88
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?
Replies: 82
Views: 4531

Re: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?

It is the one thing the Republicans have done well, vilifying HRC for 25 years to a level not seen by many (any?) other politicians, and yet have failed to actually find any proof of all the evil deeds she's been accused of. Bill Maher has a different recommendation. A funny 6 minute clip. https://...

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by PacificBeach88
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Constitutional Convention
Replies: 82
Views: 2151

Re: Constitutional Convention

DocLightning wrote:
That's why it's been amended so much.


I agree with everything you just said, except for this. For a 240 year old document, I think it's been amended very few times. Now, that may speak to the Supreme Court interpreting it (whether you agree with that or it gives you apoplexy).

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by PacificBeach88
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?
Replies: 82
Views: 4531

Re: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?

I saw a similar question on a political site (can't remember which), where a poster essentially said, "I don't care if Julian Assange leaks videos of Hillary stabbing a b**ch and wrapping her in plastic, I'd be like, "are you using enough duct tape, and have you put enough lime in that sha...

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by PacificBeach88
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Toyota Camry - Still A Good Car?
Replies: 67
Views: 4638

Re: Toyota Camry - Still A Good Car?

I've paid for my retired parent's last 3 cars. All Camrys. I tell them to go drive the Accord, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, and the Camry, and then I'll negotiate the deal. (I lease them for 36 months for them.) The last 3, they like the Camry best. Haven't needed any out of pocket work ever. Thei...

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by PacificBeach88
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did Led Zepplin Rip Off Part Of "Stairway to Heaven"?
Replies: 24
Views: 1210

Re: Did Led Zepplin Rip Off Part Of "Stairway to Heaven"?

But since you didn't respond before, I assume you won't now. I didn't know I was required to respond to every statement posted on a thread here at a.net. You didn't ask me a question, just made your own statement of opinion. You said: Oh, well good then. You must know that Zeppelin is INCREDIBLY hi...

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by PacificBeach88
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And Future Big Twin Usage (A350-1000, 777X, etc)
Replies: 53
Views: 7203

Re: AA And Future Big Twin Usage (A350-1000, 777X, etc)

Does a fleet of A332s, 788/789s, A359/A35Js and 77W/779s make sense? In a world of $35 per bbl oil, no it does not make sense. In a world in $60 to $100 per bbl or higher prices, yes! The higher fuel goes, the more important it is for the exact right sized plane to fly the exact right mission, and ...

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by PacificBeach88
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?
Replies: 94
Views: 3062

Re: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?

\ United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441 - November 8, 2002 -- Found that Iraq has been and remains in material breach of its disarmament obligations. -- Gave Iraq a final opportunity to comply. -- Demanded that Iraq submit a currently accurate, full and complete declaration of its weapons...

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by PacificBeach88
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did Led Zepplin Rip Off Part Of "Stairway to Heaven"?
Replies: 24
Views: 1210

Re: Did Led Zepplin Rip Off Part Of "Stairway to Heaven"?

Zeppelin stale....... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: OMG you're such a buffoon. Anyways, million upon millions of fans and thousands of artist that draw musical inspiration from Zeppelin, 'give a crap'.. You should really learn when to keep your mouth closed boy, cause you sure know how to make a fool of ...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?
Replies: 94
Views: 3062

Re: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?

Bit rich coming from the GOP who sent thousands of American soldiers to their death, killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, and created ISIS in one of the biggest blunders in history.... But tell me more about these millions of emails the RNC "lost"...I mean thousands of emails HRC "...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 747 production may end
Replies: 84
Views: 19984

Re: Boeing: 747 production may end

My guess is the funding will be in the 2017 budget (whenever that may get passed). It easier for everyone for an outgoing President to take any political flak for the spending, but a plane he/she will never have the chance to use. The 747-200s that the VC-25 are based on were the very last frames of...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gary Johnson
Replies: 27
Views: 1620

Re: Gary Johnson

It's no wonder I didn't vote for 25 years can't say I am proud of this country when it comes to how our crooked political system is structured. Since you didn't bother voting for 25 years, and aren't proud of this country, I'd suggest you'd sit this election out and let the politically informed adu...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Constitutional Convention
Replies: 82
Views: 2151

Re: Constitutional Convention

And, at their core, they are not an issue. It's the mission creep. The over reach . When the EPA thinks it can regulate a small pond on private property, it's gotten too big. Now, before you go the the standard liberal cry about conservative not wanting any government...we understand the need for g...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Constitutional Convention
Replies: 82
Views: 2151

Re: Constitutional Convention

Your definition of shrinking the government is not the same as mine. When I say "shrink the government", I mean reduce The Fourth Branch of Government...the regulatory branch. Over regulation is crawling into every facet of our lives. It is an insidious form of oppression, and they are la...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?
Replies: 94
Views: 3062

Re: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?

I for one am a qualified voter and I agree with everything pvjin said. The Clintons are as dirty as dirty gets. Ask the Haitians how all that money Bill Clinton helped raise for that nation after the earthquake virtually none of it went to the people of Haiti most of it found its way into the Clint...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?
Replies: 94
Views: 3062

Re: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?

I see what you did there, LOL The second I see a poster use the stupid word "Democrat" party, I know they are a Limbaugh, Hannity, Glenn Beck, moron. For some reason they couldn't grasp the reality of the Democratic party being so part of the USA's history. I would expect nothing less if ...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Constitutional Convention
Replies: 82
Views: 2151

Re: Constitutional Convention

I believe that you're correct here. I guess that the convention could set-up ground rules, but whose to say they would keep to them? As I recall my history, the first Constitutional Convention grew out of a meeting to reform/amend the Articles of Confederation. They decided to trash them and come u...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Constitutional Convention
Replies: 82
Views: 2151

Re: Constitutional Convention

The "American Experiment" has been gradually thrown out over the past 50 years. The Convention would not rewrite the Constitution, but get the country back on track by adding a few amendments that the Washington establishment, as corrupt as it has become, would never pass for themselves. ...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Picks Kaine for Veep
Replies: 77
Views: 3044

Re: Hillary Picks Kaine for Veep

lot of people have become lazy and will go with the one who will entertain them. that in a nutshell, is the worst possible reason to vote for a president. but i guess that is what our society has become. A company I was with several years ago did a study on how politically engaged independents chos...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Constitutional Convention
Replies: 82
Views: 2151

Re: Constitutional Convention

There was a commitment to do exactly this by 2/3rds of the states a few years ago, but they failed to pull the trigger. Why? I think because, even at the state level, there is a fear to upset the status quo. But I would love to see it happen. Why do you think that is? Why would so many not want to ...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Cut 777 Production Again
Replies: 37
Views: 17577

Re: RE: Boeing To Cut 777 Production Again

Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 4):I'm wondering if Delta will come in and grab the last 77W's off the line at a huge discount? What about taking them from EK once the leases start expiring? Although with A330-NEO and A350s I don't think Delta is craving a 77W. But you never know...a small subfleet of 10 ...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?
Replies: 94
Views: 3062

Re: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?

winterlight wrote:
pvjin wrote:
Every American should be thankful that Russia helps voters to see how truly rotten the US political system truly is, and what Clinton truly is. Compared to Clinton Trump is a real angel.


Absolutely. Clintons are Corrupt Inc.


I'm so happy you aren't qualified to be a voter in the USA.

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?
Replies: 94
Views: 3062

Re: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?

The other thing that annoys me about this whole b.s. argument about Hillary's 30,000 emails, is she had already turned her server over to her lawyers, who had the subpoena in hand, got thru her emails to give the State Dept all of her work related emails. I'm sorry, but I highly doubt any of you cou...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?
Replies: 94
Views: 3062

Re: Trump encouraging Russian espionage?

Every American should be thankful that Russia helps voters to see how truly rotten the US political system truly is, and what Clinton truly is. Compared to Clinton Trump is a real angel. I guess I then look forward to the Russians hacking Donald Trump's company emails from Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric,...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Picks Kaine for Veep
Replies: 77
Views: 3044

Re: Hillary Picks Kaine for Veep

jpetekyxmd80 wrote:
Donald Trump doesn't even know who Tim Kaine is. Today he confused him with former NJ gov Tom Kean saying he did a terrible job running New Jersey.

Yeah.


I thought Bush Jr. was dumb. But Trump? Wow! He makes GW look like an intellectual.

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Picks Kaine for Veep
Replies: 77
Views: 3044

Re: Hillary Picks Kaine for Veep

jetwet1 wrote:
Not happening, he is to liberal for the base.

Throw in the whole Nevada home solar energy debacle and he would be a hard sell.


Not only that but Nevada only has 6 electoral votes to VA's 13 votes.

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did Led Zepplin Rip Off Part Of "Stairway to Heaven"?
Replies: 24
Views: 1210

Re: Did Led Zepplin Rip Off Part Of "Stairway to Heaven"?

And to Pacific 88...dude, you don't have any respect for Zeppelin, The Beatles, Elvis, Muddy Waters, The Stones, Hendrix, Clapton, Bowie yada yada all because they're over 50? You must be a Hannah Montana fan. Trust me, her shit and Justin Bieber's will be forgotten before their music hits 15 years...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did Led Zepplin Rip Off Part Of "Stairway to Heaven"?
Replies: 24
Views: 1210

Re: Did Led Zepplin Rip Off Part Of "Stairway to Heaven"?

Kiwirob wrote:

Why comment if you don't have an interest.

Led Zepps music will be around long after I'm dead, will any of today's artists have a legacy like these guys, I doubt it.


As if that's ever stopped you from running your mouth. LOL! Shall we pull up the latest Caitlyn Jenner thread, hypocrite?

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?
Replies: 82
Views: 4531

Re: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?

coolian2 wrote:
This thread has a premise as honest as L-188 asking about his AR-15.


No, kidding eh? The faux butthurt would be funny if it wasn't so nauseating.

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did Led Zepplin Rip Off Part Of "Stairway to Heaven"?
Replies: 24
Views: 1210

Re: Did Led Zepplin Rip Off Part Of "Stairway to Heaven"?

Who gives a crap about a has been group and a song nearly 50 years old? Seriously? Led Zeppelin is almost as stale as Elvis Presley's corpse.

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: Florida shooting

seahawk wrote:
Terrorist attack, just like Munich.


"Police also said the shooting early Monday morning was not terror-related." - CNN

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