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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Source alleges Trump offered Kasich job of President
Replies: 17
Views: 969

Re: Source alleges Trump offered Kasich job of President

The huge difference between Trump's day job and the job of the POTUS, is that when Trump gets a mark/client to sign on the dotted line, his job is done. Once going thru all the hard work running for POTUS, the job ONLY STARTS after the dotted line is signed / votes counted. Trump has never worked th...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did Melania Trump plagiarize Michelle Obama ?
Replies: 106
Views: 3117

Re: Did Melania Trump plagiarize Michelle Obama ?

W.F. Buckley came forward as the speech writer and he is the author of the original words. While what he did is not ethically suspect, it would still make me very cross if I were Mr. Trump. When, say, the President gives a speech, he is rarely the one who wrote it. And yet "Obama said..."...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did Melania Trump plagiarize Michelle Obama ?
Replies: 106
Views: 3117

Re: Did Melania Trump plagiarize Michelle Obama ?

It looks like Donald Trump Jr's speech is a rehashed one as well. http://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2016/0 ... on/492134/ "Even as I type, Donald J. Trump Jr’s speech on his father’s behalf at the Republican convention is receiving lots of praise on the cable shows. Unfortunately it appears that...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mercedes E550 vs. BMW 550i
Replies: 7
Views: 2451

Re: Mercedes E550 vs. BMW 550i

Frankly, all of my BMWs have truly been B-M-Trouble U's. I hate the way Lexus' drive for the most part except for the F-series. Only in the past 2 years have Mercedes finally entered the "driver's car" realm. I've loved my 2 Infiniti FX's and G35 sport. I love the way the new Audi's drive,...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should I get a V6 with my heavy foot?
Replies: 43
Views: 3499

Re: Should I get a V6 with my heavy foot?

Boy, that's a broad question. There are V6 powered cars that are underpowered and others absurdly overpowered. What exactly are you looking for? An F-150 pickup or an Nissan GTR? OH! A Nissan GT-R, now there's a car!!! It reminds me of my Acura NSX I owned many moons ago. It had a V6 with a whoppin...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton
Replies: 143
Views: 7419

Re: United Pilot calls for the Execution of Hillary Clinton

Hmmm, what if someone made a similar death threat against the TSA or I dunno, maybe the pilot of their plane. Why do I think that many here would have been arguing in favor of the pilot who had that person removed, arrested, refused to fly that day, and wanted to ban that passenger for life for utte...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did Melania Trump plagiarize Michelle Obama ?
Replies: 106
Views: 3117

Re: Did Melania Trump plagiarize Michelle Obama ?

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1313685
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DocLightning wrote:
I am not shocked. I knew this was happening back in May of last year when you denied it and said that Mr. Trump would flash in the pan (man, I'd love to go find that post).


Knock yourself out. Here's the thread: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1313685

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AF-1 / VC-25 July 12
Replies: 15
Views: 2248

Re: AF-1 / VC-25 July 12

The President of the USA oversees a nearly $19 trillion GDP economy, along with the world's most powerful armed forces, and not to mention thousands of nuclear warheads. I would hope he / she travels with triple redundancies.

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should I get a V6 with my heavy foot?
Replies: 43
Views: 3499

Re: Should I get a V6 with my heavy foot?

Heck, there are lots of 300 hp 4 cylinder engines out there. What are you looking for? Personally, I need an AWD (Minnesota winters), smaller car (to fit in my garage), so I like the VW Golf R, Subaru WRX or STI, or Ford Focus RS. All have 265 to 340 hp.

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes
Replies: 78
Views: 4153

Re: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes

Looks like it's now official. Ailes walks away with $40+ million, steps down as of this Friday 7/22.

Another ancient, Billy Cosbyesque, sicko, sexual pervert sails into history. Bye Roger.

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes
Replies: 78
Views: 4153

Re: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... -her.html#
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Megyn Kelly also is reporting sexual harassment. Roger Ailes has until Aug. 1st to quit or be fired it seems.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... -her.html#

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military
Replies: 135
Views: 6391

Re: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military

Ahh, yes, so in two days they have investigated and determined that they need to fire 8,000 police officers, 30 governors, and thousands of military personnel. Please .... this looks more and more like a staged excuse to tighten his grip on the country. Looks like 20,000 private teachers, 15,000 un...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Master Card logo
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: New Master Card logo

Looks like a decent refresh and easier to replicate across media and sizes.

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outside-the-box Power Rangers Idea - Fairies
Replies: 17
Views: 977

Re: Outside-the-box Power Rangers Idea - Fairies

Why did I know that the Pink Fairy would be the one in charge?

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did Melania Trump plagiarize Michelle Obama ?
Replies: 106
Views: 3117

Re: Did Melania Trump plagiarize Michelle Obama ?

I thought this summed it up perfectly: "Melania Trump's plagiarism matters because it exposes Donald Trump's profound laziness". http://www.vox.com/2016/7/19/12225272/m ... sm-matters "Plagiarism offers a window into a different aspect of Trump, one that isn’t integral to his appeal. ...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another terrorist attack hits France
Replies: 126
Views: 4671

Re: Yet another terrorist attack hits France

Question: "Can / Should we interpret the Bible as literal?" Answer: Not only can we take the Bible literally, but we must take the Bible literally. This is the only way to determine what God really is trying to communicate to us. When we read any piece of literature, but especially the Bib...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another terrorist attack hits France
Replies: 126
Views: 4671

Re: Yet another terrorist attack hits France

That is bullshit and you seem to have no clue about the christian religion these days in Europe (and probably the USA, too). I was on an christian protestant (we clal it evangelical here in Germany) school. Even on that school no teached us that the bible is a book written by god. It is just that. ...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another terrorist attack hits France
Replies: 126
Views: 4671

Re: Yet another terrorist attack hits France

Incorrect. Firstly, Christians (at least educated ones) tend to understand that the Bible is not litterally the Word of God - it is the work of man (and at least in one case, a woman), and as such is subject to the fallibility of man in terms of omission and error. NO! STOP RIGHT THERE!!!!! You are...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing mulls further stretch on 777, a 777-10X
Replies: 181
Views: 44505

Re: Boeing mulls further stretch on 777, a 777-10X

Well that is true at the moment as it costs nothing to operate a piece of paper. Exactly. 8-) Additionally, it's not exactly like the 777-9 is flying off the shelves. I'm sure it will sell enough to recoup its development costs, but we still don't know how large of a market there is for 395 - 405 s...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military
Replies: 135
Views: 6391

Re: Breaking : Attempted Coup attempt in Turkey by some Military

It always sickens me to watch current "do-nothing" Republicans offer their advice to the punditry. Once upon a time the Republican party was the party with lots of new ideas. However, the only new idea Republicans have had since Reagan is the rehashed neocon, nation building, nonsense the ...

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by PacificBeach88
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core
Replies: 64
Views: 16080

Re: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core

I've avoided ORD like the plaque for the past 10 years. Only earlier this week did I fly into it again for the 1st time in a long time. I've usually just used MDW. While the airfield now seems capable of a lot of movements, the terminals still kind of suck in trying to get into your gate. I flew Vir...

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by PacificBeach88
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie endorses Hillary
Replies: 31
Views: 1214

Re: Bernie endorses Hillary

I am not lecturing anyone because we disagree on policy. But when some Bernie Bots........ Don't be so darned sanctimonious. You said you don't lecture people, and then you move on to do just that. You are a really poor winner. Look, your candidate WON, you can afford to be gracious and instead of ...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea
Replies: 22
Views: 1649

Re: Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea

What are you talking about? Hawai'i had been a US territory since the 1800s. Same with Puerto Rico and Guam.. The Northern Marianas were placed under American administration following the largest war in human history, which was not a "land grab" by the USA, mind you. The islands decided t...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No charges for Hillary
Replies: 102
Views: 3177

Re: No charges for Hillary

I think he was talking about the total tax load, including local and state. Without looking it up or anything, I think the average is somewhere around 35% or so currently (changes from state to state of course). As far as corporate taxes are concerned, There should be some tax, but we can rationali...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea
Replies: 22
Views: 1649

Re: Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea

I just love these types who shop Walmart and vote Republican. Astounding. I have never been in one, never will. I've spent more time at http://www.peopleofwalmart.com than I have Walmart itself. LOL! I was forever scarred when I went into a Walmart at 1:00 am on a Thursday night because I had a sic...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No charges for Hillary
Replies: 102
Views: 3177

Re: No charges for Hillary

Lest our pearl clutching members forget, the FBI has testified that Hillary Clinton only had 3, yes THREE, emails that were sent that were "classified" at the time they were sent or received. On all three of those emails (similar dates) they had been stripped of their usual "classifie...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea
Replies: 22
Views: 1649

Re: Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea

Yes indeed, I have to ask, how do the proponents of a global economy feel about the attitude of the Chinese regarding the claims denied by the Tribunal in the Hague? Let us make them richer, more powerful than they are right now. Let us see their humanity backed by power accrued by them through the...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie endorses Hillary
Replies: 31
Views: 1214

Re: Bernie endorses Hillary

I'm a Bernie Sanders supporter and I think Hillary Clinton is a horrible politician who won an election fair and square since she clearly won the most votes. Bernie Sanders has been involved in liberal politics since Hillary Clinton was a sanctity of marriage preachin' Republican, and he was likely...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 10945

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

I have no problem with it in principle,except for the fact that these guys are an openly racist organization. I hope they have the discipline to keep their people under control. Next, should an invitation be issued for the KKK to do an armed protest at the DNC? Oh well, that's on someone else. Afte...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes
Replies: 78
Views: 4153

Re: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes

Yes, I was wrong about Ailes. And Cosby. Then again, so were tens of millions of other people in 2004 and 2005 who, like me, didn't have all the information about Cosby that we have today. I guess that means that in your book, anyone who isn't "right" from the get-go must always have thei...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 10945

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

Well this should go well... New Black Panthers plan armed protest at Republican convention in Cleveland http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 ... republica/ Given the NRA and Republican party has consistently talked about needing "good guys with guns" to kill "bad guys with guns&qu...

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by PacificBeach88
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No charges for Hillary
Replies: 102
Views: 3177

Re: No charges for Hillary

Corporate tax should be zero.  We should be begging corporations to do more productive activity.  The taxes should be paid by people. And taxes should be lower.  50% of gross national product is too much.  Government should not be anywhere near 50% of the economy.  I think 25% is a reasonable goal....

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 10945

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

Uh they have a right to be armed that you hold so dear, remember? And they also have a right to trial, rather than execution on the spot. Seriously WHAT is wrong with some accountability with cops? Even the faintest bit of introspection would mean more civilian AND cop deaths avoided. Just pretend ...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes
Replies: 78
Views: 4153

Re: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes

[ Hey! Congratulations on finding a post of mine from TWELVE YEARS AGO, before we had all the evidence on Cosby. Do you honestly believe someone's opinions should remain static and not change after more information comes to light, and/or more than a DECADE passes? So you're admitting you were DEAD ...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea
Replies: 22
Views: 1649

Re: Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea

[ Not a valid comparison. The US has not attempted to annex territory in a very long time. You mean like Hawaii that didn't become a state until 1959? Or all the territory taken during the Spanish American war? Or the 1978 Northern Mariana Islands annexation? How many coups d'états did we finance i...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 10945

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

It's the BLM folks who are screaming about a toothache but are ignoring the cancer. Why do you and similar people keep pulling this false argument forward all the time? Why do you demand that black people march, protest, and scream to some level that satisfies you about African American / urban vio...

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by PacificBeach88
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea
Replies: 22
Views: 1649

Re: Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea

While China has signed the UNCLOS, the tribunal's ruling is binding even for China, but the Chinese government appears to intend to nevertheless ignore the ruling, which would be un-acceptable for the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei. Could the escalation of the conflict lead to the entire...

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by PacificBeach88
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Citizen Re-entering USA On A Foreign Passport
Replies: 71
Views: 25122

Re: RE: US Citizen Re-entering USA On A Foreign Passport

I'm a dual citizen myself, so I've dealt with this all my life. ........... When I fly to and from the US and Switzerland (my other country of citizenship), I show my US passport at US immigration and my Swiss passport at the other side. Likewise. I'm a dual passport holder and use it to the easies...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes
Replies: 78
Views: 4153

Re: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes

Stop. Just stop. Cosby's actions are indefensible, and he's got what appears to be a career of abusing women over many decades. When are you going to learn? This site's search feature is still crap, but I remember you defending Cosby on more than one occasion over the past few years. Here's just on...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could "SuperSonic" Jets make a comeback?
Replies: 46
Views: 4651

Re: Could "SuperSonic" Jets make a comeback?

Precisely. Too many short sighted comments in this thread. Sure if only restrict yourselves to today's ("Concorde") technology / fuel prices then sure it is not economically viable. But let's say 30-40-50 years from now, who knows what kind of technology we will have access to. I'm still ...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes
Replies: 78
Views: 4153

Re: Fox Allegedly Fires Anchor For Not Sleeping With Roger Ailes

EA CO AS wrote:


So, because she made allegations against the head of Fox News, those allegations are automatically given the weight of gospel?

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?


Going to defend Bill Cosby next? :lol:

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No charges for Hillary
Replies: 102
Views: 3177

Re: No charges for Hillary

In all my years of watching US elections, every 4 years Americans develop amnesia. Every 4 years one if not both of the candidates running promise to "change Washington". Jimmy Carter's "A Leader, For A Change" campaign slogan is an example. Ronald Reagan did with his "For P...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No charges for Hillary
Replies: 102
Views: 3177

Re: No charges for Hillary

I might pick the salesman solely because he is different. You sound like a number of the "leave" Brexit voters. My guess if Trump is elected it will trigger the same chaos that Britain is going thru only much, much, larger given the size of the US economy and the US Dollar as the world's ...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FATCA, anyone have some insight ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1161

Re: FATCA, anyone have some insight ?

FATCA had nothing to do with terrorism. Don't get involved in the discussion if you know nothing about it. Here's a primer. Don't be a dick. Just like most / nearly all tax laws, its complicated. Try to explain why it's a bad law instead of just berating WarRI. You yourself always complain the IRS ...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 10945

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

It has been done before as you can see. Not since, I do not believe. I have no problem at all with the use of the Robot. If anyone disagrees with me, you should have volunteered to talk him into surrendering using reasoning and humanity. See how that works for you. But the police officers who did t...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FATCA, anyone have some insight ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1161

Re: FATCA, anyone have some insight ?

No, because FATCA has no connection to anti-terror activities. That is not it at all as far as F-em goes. I equate this activity with the beat the system crowd, not the ordinary citizen. In my long life, trust me I have seen many changes which have affected me financially by banks, corporations and...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FATCA, anyone have some insight ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1161

Re: FATCA, anyone have some insight ?

I decided to sit this thread out for a few days to see what came of it. I am an American citizen, with dual citizenship, and have lived overseas for 10+ years, while also moving back to the USA for a period of time. Sadly, FATCA is a PITA for a number of people, with various living conditions, overs...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 10945

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

Dreadnought wrote:
seb146 wrote:

So the murder of nine officers proves there is no problem with guns. According to you.


I said no such thing.


May I ask; "What is your response"?

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: THANKS FOR ONE NEW WONDERFUL FEATURE!
Replies: 0
Views: 524

THANKS FOR ONE NEW WONDERFUL FEATURE!

Hey mods/admins, I know you've been getting beat up on for the new website, but I must admit I realized in the past few days a great upgrade! (Posters:) If you add someone to your "foe" list, you won't ever see their posts again! An awesome upgrade and welcomed too! I enjoy 98% of the post...

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by PacificBeach88
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...
Replies: 352
Views: 10945

Re: Shots fired during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest...

God-given, nature-given, inherent, creator-given...whichever phrase you prefer, it amounts to the same thing, don't be obtuse. Me being obtuse? My point is exactly what you just ignorantly reposted. You think "god", "nature", or your "creator" gave you "inherent&q...

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