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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5925

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

It’s telling to see the difference in reaction from French Open officials between Naomi Osaka admitting to having health issues....

....and Roger Federer pulling out over his health issues, in which he admitted he wasn’t serious about finishing the tournament when he started.

It’s nonsense

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

Back on topic: More damning evidence: https://nypost.com/2021/06/06/damning-science-shows-covid-19-likely-engineered-in-lab/ Hardly. Like I said earlier in the thread science isn’t done in the opinion column section of a tabloid right wing paper. That’s where you publish something to influence poli...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

There’s a lot more to the history of global conflict than Spielberg productions btw

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7058

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Also, if you pay any attention to the European affairs we are currently undergoing a massive shift to the right in response to the increase in immigration. Actually: France - Centrist and Liberal President and Prime Minister. Both legislative bodies dominated by centrists, social democrats and cent...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

According to experts in Hong Kong, many of those sewage analysis could be wrong because of low accuracy rate. The Hong Kong government have also tried to implemebt assault-type lockdown on various area after discovering coronavirus resoonse from sewage, but discovered zero cases after testing every...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1346

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

Very brave of her to do that especially in a state like Texas, but note from the article: The speech has prompted the Richardson Independent School District to reevaluate its set of protocols for student speeches. So I imagine any politically-charged speech will likely have to be reviewed going for...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

The USDA inspection service and FDA are crowning achievements in our civilization. The US demonstrates how the government can inspect all meat, even at colossal scale. We have been there done that. Really? Overuse of antibiotics in farm animals (inc the US) is the main driver of antibiotic resistan...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

It's where the working class gets their food supplies - not much to really be done other than more inspection when you're serving a market of 500+ million. As I said, shutting down entirely is not an option. “Wet” markets are just selling unrefrigerated food or food slaughtered on purchase. They ar...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5925

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

I am not buying the mental health thing. And this just contributes to the continued stigmatisation of mental health. Mental health conditions are legitimate health conditions that need proper treatment. You can’t dismiss them by watching her on TV and deciding thats she’s faking it. They are not so...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 31, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5925

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

What on earth is she doing? Unreal. This is getting out of control. If you read her statement posted on her Twitter she indicates she’s suffered depression as a result of what happened to her at the 2018 US Open. After being put through that abuse at what should’ve been one of the highlights of her...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 31, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5925

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

Umm wut?? Osaka is nothing but a media darling. The reaction she got after the US Open 2018 would deny that. And US media never liked it when she relinquished her citizenship to play for Japan. And let’s not forget the current mood in the US towards those of Asian descent. Despite having been raise...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 31, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5925

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

I’m glad, those post match interviews after any sports game are generally quite boring and by the numbers: If the player won: I’m happy with the effort I put in with the match and congratulate my opponent for trying. If the player lost: I tried my hardest but need to improve a bit more and my oppone...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 30, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

Hahaha WHO investigation team being independent The WHO is the world’s pre eminent health body, and the team included some of the world’s top virologists. Who do you propose be put on an “independent” body? I hope you don’t say the “scientists” from the Daily Mail article. LOL If when China perform...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 29, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

With suspicion raised, it can only be addressed if China can show sufficient evidences to debunk them other than simply trying to claim it is usually this way or it is unlikely to be that way, which cannot fully convince people the situation is the other way round. Anti-China types will never have ...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 29, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

Here’s a tweet thread showing the inconsistencies and lack of solid statements in the WSJ “exclusive”. https://mobile.twitter.com/pwnallthethings/status/1396578054730833920 This addresses how the supposed “hard intelligence” actually isn’t, it’s just innuendo and rumour that can be debunked and how ...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 29, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

Facebook will no longer take down posts claiming that Covid-19 was man-made or manufactured, a company spokesperson told POLITICO on Wednesday, a move that acknowledges the renewed debate about the virus’ origins. Zuckerberg isn’t a scientist but is in tune to US political thought and has been know...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 29, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

Yes! This. And put in a logical manner that anyone with is familiar with the UK Tabloid press and the Daily Mail in particular will recognise. And without the violent expletives I would have used in talking about the Mail. It's fake news and in their own line edition, an unhealthy obsession with fe...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 29, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

Then there’s this. Not saying I believe it or disbelieve, but simply arguing as Dr. Fauci has that we cannot yet rule things in or out and far more transparency is needed. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9629563/Chinese-scientists-created-COVID-19-lab-tried-cover-tracks-new-study-claims.ht...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 29, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 22
Views: 3395

Re: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

The GOP must be convinced the Democrats will find dirt, so they block everything. They know that multiple GOP Congresspeople and staffers had contact with the insurrectionists prior to the attack, they assisting in planning of the attack by giving the leaders of the attack private tours and maps of...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 27, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 10550

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

The vast majority of it is a drug/gang problem. They have drugs and gangs in places outside the US too, in fact almost everywhere outside the US. But the US is alone in developed nations with such a high homicide rate, and even higher than a lot of developing countries. There are factors unique to ...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 27, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

Some scientific articles containing science that debunk the lab leak theory, or at least showing it’s highly unlikely compared to a natural occurance: https://mobile.twitter.com/MoNscience/status/1396240581651742724 https://massivesci.com/articles/sars-cov-coronavirus-covid19-lab-leak-hypothesis/ ht...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu May 27, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 10550

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

It’s definitely not a race problem. Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone and other African nations have a lower Murder rate than the total US murder rate (black and non black). So a whole host of majority black nations are more peaceful than the US...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 26, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

How did Tom Clancy do in his book Executive Decision? That's how. Bad 90s media confused just like those who’ve confused Covid for an engineered bio weapon. Executive Decision is a bad 90s action movie starring Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal where the US Military saves the day against evildoers. Ex...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 26, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

Well, even St. Fauci is coming around on this being a Chinese lab accident... Nowhere does Fauci say he’s “coming around” to that. He even admits the likely outcome as defined by virologists (which he admits he’s not one and they are the experts) is that it’s a natural origin. He doesn’t provide an...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 26, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

There’s no evidence WIV was performing gain of function study. There’s absolutely no hard evidence the virus leaked from the lab The world’s top virologists have stated this clearly and are fairly sure it came from nature, although they say can’t be certain 100%. The deniers are not producing any ev...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 26, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 10550

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

This is good for minorities and those with low income to be able to practice their constitutional right without the current financial and paperwork loopholes they often can't afford or complete. Great point, wonder if many of the Conservatives backing the Bill had considered this? I guess with no b...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 26, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

This story is back in the news and gaining traction even amongst trained virologists. I wonder what the world would think of China’s coverup if it were to be proven that the virus accidentally escaped the lab. Not amongst the virologists who’ve actually been studying the virus origin, are you refer...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 15, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 75
Views: 7439

Re: Arizona Election Audit

They're doing this, 6 months after the election. Haven't we dealt with this enough already? The GOP has just removed one of the most prominent Republicans from her leadership position as punishment for telling the truth about the election. They obviously want to keep the fraud narrative for the lon...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat May 15, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 23331

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

It's not Israel that is the problem - they are not a permanent member of the UNSC. A resolution would be needed, and it is unlikely the US would vote yes. Even if there is a majority of votes on the UNSC, a 'no' from any permanent member tanks the resolution. This is a fundamental problem with the ...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 12, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 23331

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Imagine if Obama or Jimmy "Hamas" Carter achieved just a fraction of that. They would be getting Nobel Peace Prize award subsctiption for the next decade. Carter: Got a peace deal between Egypt and Israel which had been fighting a full blown war with each other just 5 years before. Trump:...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 12, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 23331

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Let's not forget the current violence is a result of Israeli plans to expel Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem where they've been since they were kicked out of other parts of the country in 1948. The Israeli's are saying it's legal under Israeli law, but as many have pointed out if the ...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 12, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 23331

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Arab countries recognized Israel. That was peace. In many ways still is as it ensures communication to end the current issues. My whole life we waited for the Arab countries to recognize Israel. That finally happened. This open conflict during Covid-19 will only increase the misery. I'll support de...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 11, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 23331

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Considering there’s no real opposition to Netanyahu’s policies in Israeli politics there’s no way they’re going to stop. Even the opposition Blue and White party now support Netanyahu’s annexation.

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 11, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

What about the line of thought that the CV-19 wasn't made made but was being studied at the local viral research center and "got loose"? Has that been completely debunked? Yes. Had a logical think. There are about a quadrillion quadrillion viruses in the world, 10 with 36 zeros behind it....

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 09, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7058

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

This 100% Afghanistan is a mess entirely of the US's making. The US instigated it but other nations put their hand up too. Look at Australia. We’ve just had the results of a investigation into the conduct of our special forces soldiers in Afghanistan, supposedly the “elite”. It turns out there were...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 09, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

Ok, as I said I’m not a big fan of the whole lab theory, but I found the article interesting. What is your opinion about the subsection “Comparing the Rival Scenarios of SARS2 Origin” in the article? Nicholas Wade only has an Arts degree in Natural Science, not any specific disease or virology trai...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun May 09, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 12440

Re: China and biological warfare story

Chinese military scientists discussed the weaponisation of SARS coronaviruses five years before the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining their ideas in a document that predicted a third world war would be fought with biological weapons. Source is behind paywall: http://www.theaustralian.com Story taken up ...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 05, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 42777

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Just to nitpick at the "6 bags comment", number of bags do not dictate whether a flight is full or not. But on a larger scale might mean something On a regular RPT flight between Sydney and Melbourne, even if a lot are taking hand luggage, 6 checked bags generally doesn't mean more than a...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed May 05, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 42777

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Going off comments on other forums like Australian Frequent Flyers and Pprune Rex's numbers were pretty dire at the end of April. Comments like "12% load factors", "multiple flights with single digit pax loads", "saw no more than 6 bags taken off a Rex 737", "the h...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23587

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

It is quite apparent to me that Chauvin showed absolutely no remorse during and after the verdict was read. He seemed to simply not care, nor does he understand the seriousness of what he did. I think he looked shocked when the guilty verdict was read. His eyes were darting around uncontrollably. I...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23587

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

It's actually so outrageously embarrassing that media conservatives and some on here even have the audacity to publicly look and sound defeated because someone who the entire world watched commit a murder was convicted of... murder. No surprise we’re seeing a big overlap with those saying “Chauvin ...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3874

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Some great ideas from one league I follow: 1) Have a salary cap, with minimum and maximum spending levels for all teams 2) Share national TV revenue equally across all clubs, so even smaller clubs can fund their team payrolls 3) Have a system where the weaker clubs have first choice of young talent...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23587

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The Appeal should be interesting.... DERSHOWITZ: The trial should have been moved out of urban Minneapolis to a rural area and the jury should have been sequestered from day one https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1384640532937428994?s=20 DERSHOWITZ: What Maxine Waters did, coupled with the jud...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23587

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The fact that the jury handed down a verdict so quickly, didn't ask any questions, didn't pass on any notes or anything else plays right into the hand of the defense as far as an appeal goes. The jury needed to prove that Chauvin committed a felony that resulted in the death of Floyd to find him gu...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3874

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Football is no longer about the fans 30-40,000 spectators sitting in a stadium don’t bring in anywhere near the revenue 5 billion TV viewers will. Super League matches will be played all over the world and attract 80-100,000 spectators per match in foreign cities, and millions more TV viewers in tho...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23587

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Chauvin isn't guilty of 2nd degree murder. The only way he gets convicted of this charge is if the jury succumbs to BLM and the riots. To be found guilty of Second Degree Murder you need to have committed a felony which caused the death of someone: Prosecutors must prove Chauvin caused George Floyd...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23587

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The Defense made a motion for a mistrial on the grounds of prejudicial news and other media, that it has put the jury in a position that if failed to convict Chauvin, will mean riots. The Judge in the case noted comments of controversial, Black, Female US House Member Maxine Waters (D-CA, LA area),...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US presidents dealing with China
Replies: 15
Views: 1132

Re: US presidents dealing with China

It took the previous administration three years and a pandemic to realize that China isn't a partner worth making agreement is as their government isn't one that can keep promise As the US between 2017 and 2021 had a government which pulled out of and broke promises to uphold international agreemen...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 10773

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Ease of access to guns is the problem. One side honestly believes that one day, the "good guy with a gun" will actually happen and they can parade that around as proof we need unfettered access to all guns all the time. I’ve always thought that to be very unrealistic. A mass shooter walks...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 10773

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

But any international analysis shows that access to guns is not the only issue. Other developed countries with similar gun ownership rates still have far lower gun homicide rates. Restricting access would be a start, but the US clearly has deeper issues. That was addressed in Michael Moore’s “Bowli...

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