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by sierrakilo44
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers
Replies: 18
Views: 1586

Re: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers

I think this narrative is completely false even though it is being pushed everywhere. I actually quite remember everyone writing Biden off and declaring the race as between Sanders and Pete/Warren. Even after Biden's SC sweep, everybody on the news was saying it would be impossible for Biden to win...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 53478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

An 80's PR fluff piece maybe? It was even harder to get into QF back then- I think a good portion of their pilots were ex RAAF. There have always been direct entry ab initio schemes to get in QF in one form or another. They’ve existed since the 60’s and make up a major portion of recruits. It isn’t...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could a democratic victory spell the decline of a 2-party system?
Replies: 66
Views: 3727

Re: Could a democratic victory spell the decline of a 2-party system?

While they have been conditioned to oppose Nordic social values, are largely in favor of them if presented without mentioning Sweden, Norway, Finland or Denmark. Mentioning anything about the government doing the slightest thing to improve the welfare of it citizens and it is immediately labelled S...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7204

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

I can't stand Trump, but in a way, he's right. How many of the wars of the last 30 years were justified? You had all these lower/middle class kids dying and getting maimed for the benefit of corporations and the upper class. How many of the upper class (Trump included) had their kids join the milit...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7204

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

Sokes wrote:
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And you think he slandered this people because they were soldiers or because they were political opponents?


Not just his political opponents:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Joseph Dunford:

“That guy is smart. Why did he join the military?

Marines killed at Belleau Wood

“Suckers”

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7204

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

But the reality is that presidential travel is not a decision that he gets to make as far as details. During that conference in Paris, on that day there were thunderstorms in the destination area. At times the visibility was worse, and the winds much worse than when Kobe Bryant's helicopter crashed...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AG Barr spreading mail ballot Conspiracies.
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: AG Barr spreading mail ballot Conspiracies.

The majority of absentee/mail in ballots are white people and/or over 65, which is Trump's base. I would not be surprised if Trump loses some of his voters through this stunt, in addition to killing thousands with Covid. Actually here's the polls for mail in ballot use: Trump up 33% of those voting...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7204

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

I’m not a pro trumper... I don’t particularly like the guy. There are a lot of republicans I’d want president before trump. “Ever heard of instrument flight plans” -You are assuming they had a place to commit an instrument approach into and that the minimums were acceptable for the approach. You do...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7204

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

I’ve always though the “he hates our troops” line has been a poor line of attack against Trump anyway. In 2016 he disparaged POWs and the Muslim Army Captain but was still elected. The US public doesn’t rate military service highly enough to be a game changer at election time anyway. Obama (never in...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7204

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

They can call it fake news if they want, but they really ought to be asking why it even sounds plausible enough to print in the first place. You can deny a conversation having taken place. You cannot deny a character, and Trump has already shown us more than enough of his. That’s what normal people...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7204

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

Trump has disrespected the troops many times, and oddly his supporters tend to be the more hardcore “support our troops” folks of the population —- but at this point those who support him will excuse any disgusting behavior, they’ve already excused so much I doubt any of his supporters have any rem...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
Replies: 106
Views: 7204

Re: Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

For anyone else in any other time that would immediately disqualify them from public office, even more so it’d disqualify then from public life. It’s a sad indictment on America. It is further confirmation of how the Republican Party now exists to solely “trigger the Libs”. Could you imagine Fox New...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 201
Views: 10556

Re: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

He runs towards the police. This is very evidence by the videos of the subsequent engagement. Also, source for Rittenhouse saying that he just "took out one of those Antifa thugs"? Thanks in advance. C’mon, no one who uses the line of “self defence” immediately calls up a friend and brags...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 201
Views: 10556

Re: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

What kind of "active shooter" stops and runs after shooting one person? Rittenhouse wasn't an "active shooter"; he shot one man who was coming after him as he was running away. He immediately tried to flee and didn't fire again until he fell down and was smacked on the head with...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 201
Views: 10556

Re: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

Where do you have the information that Mr. Rittenhouse was a right-winger? Attended a Trump rally. Associated with a right wing militia group. Pro Blue Lives Matter. Pro Gun. Get support from right wing media. Wears ridiculous US flag Crocs With a record like that I’m sure he’ll be door knocking fo...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 50178

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

This. Perfect example of how out of touch liberals and the left still are when it comes to what matters most to conservatives and red voter people in the swing states the really decide who’s president. This type of ignorance is why Trump will win again this year. TRUMP 2020 Actually the opposite. P...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 201
Views: 10556

Re: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

Once again, that may be your definition of "active shooter", but that is not the commonly accepted definition. How were the people at the scene to know if the guy was a rampage killer or not? Having bullets flying past you isn't exactly the time to take a good look and think whether or no...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 201
Views: 10556

Re: White House occupant defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

I think Rittenhouse had bad judgment and committed multiple crimes, but that each shooting appears to have been in self-defense. Very pertinent question. Why hasn’t the protester with the gun who was shot through the arm by Rittenhouse been charged with attempted murder? I guess if Rittenhouse was ...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 201
Views: 10556

Re: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

A video in which protesters identify Rittenhouse as pointing his rifle at them and telling them to get out of their car prior to the first shooting. If it holds up it could show Rittenhouse was trying to provoke a response from protesters before the first filmed confrontation. https://mobile.twitter...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

In most cases of use of lethal force by police in the USA. it is very clear to them they are in danger, they have a suspect with a gun in their hand ready to use on those cops or others around them and want or need to have control So why wasn’t this person with a gun pointed at cops subject to leth...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

If he's reaching into the car for an unknown object after fighting with the police then he is absolutely an imminent threat. Only in a nation where fear is a motivating factor for everything in life. Watch videos of other first world nations police dealing with threatening suspects. Number one prio...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Another interesting video from Florida: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/florida-man-accused-of-trump-violence-after-pulling-gun-on-black-lives-matter-protesters/amp/?__twitter_impression=true In the attached twitter video watch the guy in the striped shirt hold his gun on the guy kneeling with his ...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Ok, then here is the real story and links. Blake has 911 called on him for violating a restraining order against him, a restraining order enacted because he allegedly sexually assaulted (raping) this women. He fought with police including putting one of them in a headlock. He brandished a knife at ...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 50178

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

In short they need to be going for the jugular that DT has willingly offered up to them but so far at least I don’t see it happening. I’m mystified as to why.. Because the US Democratic Party is fairly inept at campaigning. Whilst the Republicans may be more loony in government, the Democrats gener...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Indeed it is a regular occurrence in the United States....roughly one police officer murdered every week. Combine Germany, the UK, France, Spain, and Italy and you still don't get anything remotely close to that number. Maybe it’s time to change America. Why is your country so violent? I like some ...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The echo chamber
Replies: 22
Views: 1400

Re: The echo chanmber

Well, of course I know something, but only till new evidence differentiates the knowledge further or proves me wrong. So what do I really know? So the trained thinker is always in doubt. And I believe that is very unpleasant for human psychology. You've described a factor of what I believe is a big...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Where is this narrative coming from that that racist incel murderer was operating in self defense? Tucker Carlson primarily. All the alt righters on the internet and social media just followed his lead. For them the self defense narrative is more than just those two murders. It's about how they see...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

The first shooting was also captured on video. The kid was running from a convicted child molester who had been engaging in hostile behavior earlier in the night and had to be held back by other protesters. When he got free, he chased down the kid and threw an object at him. The kid only opened fir...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Shouldn't be called "defund the police" To clarify, “defund the police” isn’t about completely abolishing law enforcement as has been portrayed by the right. What it actually calls for is a diversion of resources away from armed law enforcement to other services where it can be more effec...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Actually, there is a lot of evidence now that suggests that at worst he will get off with a misdemeanor for open carrying as a 17 year old. We will see, not everything has come to light. I really doubt he will be charged with armed assault an manslaughter, let alone for the interests of preventing ...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

If so, a grown man threatening a child, throwing an object at the child, and then sprinting at the child while the child is running away could give this kid a case for self-defense. He drove across state lines to a place that he had nothing to do with, took a high powered rifle, put himself into th...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

I’ll also compare the 17 yr old’s shootings to the Ahmed Arbery case. The defendants in that incident were apparently acting in self defense too, after Arbery tried to grab their firearms. Except they had put themselves into that situation to begin with. The 17 yr old’s age may cut him some slack bu...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

In the first shooting, which was also captured on video, the bald white man who had been screaming the n-word at black and white people Irrelevant for self defense was sprinting towards the fleeing kid and had what appeared to be a flaming object in his hand. This has been debunked. It was a plasti...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Replies: 429
Views: 13609

Re: Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin

So how will self defense play out if there was intent on the part of the shooter to be in that type of situation? Sounds like he went out of his way to put himself in a situation where he could play "the good guy with a gun" and kill people. Poorly. It wasn’t his premises so Castle doctri...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society
Replies: 126
Views: 4853

Re: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society

Quote to me EXACTLY where I described “very sympathetically towards the 17 year old militia gunman and negatively towards the original police shooting victim and those protesting his shooting.” It's all about your choice of language. "Rioters" instead of "Protesters" "in th...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Falwell Jr's poolboy speaks out, and has all the receipts
Replies: 29
Views: 1651

Re: Falwell Jr's poolboy speaks out, and has all the receipts

Business partner of Falwells says affair with evangelical power couple spanned seven years "Giancarlo Granda says he was 20 when he met Jerry and Becki Falwell while working as a pool attendant at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel in March 2012. Starting that month and continuing into 2018, ...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society
Replies: 126
Views: 4853

Re: Are We Witnessing The Demise of American Society

Last post deleted without cause or explanation. This is NOT a debate over Kenosha, but the larger picture on hand. If a mod feels the need to silence again, at lease detail why. Is Kenosha the perfect example? - Black man with violent felony warrants has police called on him for disturbance - Polic...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland riots again
Replies: 57
Views: 2602

Re: Portland riots again

Republicans said they were for the free market until Trump started protectionist trade and tariff wars. Republicans said they were against socialism until Trump started subsidies for farmer hurt in his trade war. This is the one that says it all for me. Need money to fight homelessness, hunger, or ...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland riots again
Replies: 57
Views: 2602

Re: Portland riots again

Because Oregon doesn't want Trump's "help". Aren't Republicans supposed to be about "states' rights" ? If Trump did that the GOP mantra would be reduced to ashes. Because, like everything else in this administration, Hypocrisy be thy game: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11202

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

Do you have any idea what firefighters do??? Yes. best regards Thomas You stated that firefighters wouldn’t be risking their lives fighting a threat to help save others. I showed you one of the countless examples where that has happened and firefighters have perished. So no, I don’t think you know ...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11202

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

Because neither firefighters, paramedics, nurses nor doctors are expected to take anything more than an statistically increased health risk. If you want to go by risk, hand cutters in forestry may be first in line anyways. Plenty of civilian occupations have a higher risk of death than the military...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11202

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

I am sure this hero rushed to the front of the line to enjoy his priority boarding of being "military". Actually begs a question, why do these “heroes” get offered priority boarding in the first place? For the most part being in the military is no more essential or dangerous than a whole ...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WH Blames California Fires on Lack of Raking Leaves (Again)
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: WH Blames California Fires on Lack of Raking Leaves (Again)

Doesn't help that the inmate firefighters-who do a lot of work during wildfire season in California- are largely sidelined due to COVID concerns. As a result California is having to rely more on professional firefighers, this when tax revenues have plummeted due to the economic downturn. Maybe Cong...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 11202

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

Delta isn't the Navy, which seems to let its SEALs run around as undisciplined jackasses and kiss their feet every step of the way. Admiral Green is 100% right that they have a major problem in that community and they need to get the SEALs straightened out, as they've been doing stupid crap for far...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran paid bounties for Americans killed
Replies: 23
Views: 1379

Re: Iran paid bounties for Americans killed

Oh there's no doubt that he deserved it. That doesn't mean the drone strike was a good idea. I guess if Iran kills a US general it would be deserved too ? If he props up as many terrorists, despots, and murderers as Suleimani did? Iran better get their drones ready......: The United States supports...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran paid bounties for Americans killed
Replies: 23
Views: 1379

Re: Iran paid bounties for Americans killed

And, it was a long process developing the attack on Iranian general. Who deserved it! The man who stopped ISIS jihadis overrunning Iraq deserved to die? The US should’ve taken up Iran’s offer in 2001 when General Soleimani was going to work with them to defeat the Taliban. Instead they were labelle...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WH Blames California Fires on Lack of Raking Leaves (Again)
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: WH Blames California Fires on Lack of Raking Leaves (Again)

In my country (Australia) last summer there were horrendous wildfires (as we call them here Bushfires). Right wing conservatives in government had been warned prior that the last fire season by Fire Chiefs that the season would be horrendous and they should increase funding for fire services and buy...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 50178

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Well here we are again - it seems neither the Democratic party center, nor the progressive left on Twitter, have learned a single thing all this time. The former needs to stop offering policy concessions to a constituency that realistically, doesn't exist anymore. The Democratic Party centre needs ...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 50178

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Yes, and he also happily endorsed Hillary who rigged the primary against him and many stayed home or voted for Trump. I think the progressive wing of the Democrats doesn’t have too much to be happy about. Bernie got a half decent speaking gig at the DNC, but hasn’t been able to sway Biden or the DN...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 50178

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Those same people have now had a chance to see what Trump really was and what he really did, as it was all laid bare for all to see on a daily basis. The lies, the corruption, the outrageous and incoherent behavior, the broken promises, and the general tatters he's left the government and the count...

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