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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

This is good, Everyone's past life should be put under a microscope and judged. Competence should have absolutely no bearing on someone's position, just the ability to be non-offensive and have right-thought. I will also add, that no absolution should ever be considered, if you've crossed a line, e...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

https://youtu.be/pc9xI4kpY4w


Seems pretty likely - will be curious to see if this doc was instrument rated or not. In another home security cam video it sounds like the engines were at a pretty high power setting.
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FlyingElvii wrote:
This pretty much describes what happened

178 Seconds To Live
https://youtu.be/pc9xI4kpY4w


Seems pretty likely - will be curious to see if this doc was instrument rated or not. In another home security cam video it sounds like the engines were at a pretty high power setting.

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 54
Views: 2018

Re: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

So in addition to the crazy and immature behavior at school board meetings, hospitals etc. we now have family homicides inspired by mis/disinformation in collision with the mentally ill. https://www.wbaltv.com/article/jeffrey-burnham-covid-19-vaccine-allegations/37886250# It’s hard to make this stu...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 215
Views: 22343

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Let's please try to keep the thread focused on discussing the aviation impacts of this topic. Discussing antibodies or the efficacy of vaccination is best left for the applicable topics in Non Av. This thread should be for discussion on the vaccination of airline employees, as the title states. ✈️ ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

This is good, Everyone's past life should be put under a microscope and judged. Competence should have absolutely no bearing on someone's position, just the ability to be non-offensive and have right-thought. I will also add, that no absolution should ever be considered, if you've crossed a line, e...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So sick of all these cancelled flights
Replies: 20
Views: 1848

Re: So sick of all these cancelled flights

I’m not sure why this reality causes so much consternation. People who can’t afford to drop $500 or $1,000 on dealing with something unexpected probably should not be flying (or should be buying appropriate travel insurance). It’s hard for me to see why that is the government’s problem or to imagin...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

Gruden was a great coach but this is just very poor judgment - it makes zero sense to talk about people in racial terms that way, especially when so many colleagues are of that race. Mind-bogglingly stupid.

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

This must have been it. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N7022G/history/20211011/1700Z/KNYL/KMYF Right on target. Aircraft registered to Samarth Aviation LLC, owned by a cardiologist who worked at Yuma Regional Med Center. Doc was a regular commuter between San Diego and both Yuma/Phoenix. https...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Two on the ground dead, one was a UPS driver https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/211011173509-02-san-diego-plane-crash-1011-ups-truck-exlarge-169.jpg https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/11/us/san-diego-area-plane-crash/index.html Don't see info on the other yet. Tugg Terrible...talk about wrong place, w...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

Re: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Unfortunately a C340 went down this afternoon in a neighborhood near Gillespie Field in Santee, CA. Its destination was KMYF and had apparently originated in KYUM. Several structures were damaged and there’s some ugly video from neighborhood bystanders floating around on Twitter. https://www.nbcsan...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

C340 Crash In KSEE Neighborhood

Unfortunately a C340 went down this afternoon in a neighborhood near Gillespie Field in Santee, CA. Its destination was KMYF and had apparently originated in KYUM. Several structures were damaged and there’s some ugly video from neighborhood bystanders floating around on Twitter. https://www.nbcsand...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?

Only Q400:

ANA Wings
SAA Express
Horizon Air

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 1413

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I only care about the opening theme. Two things I look forward to: Who is singing the opening Bond theme and who is playing Super Bowl Halftime? Billie Eilish sang the theme and released it last year. I love it. Her sultry vocals are fantastic. I don't know about the movie or plot but Billie Eilish...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 215
Views: 22343

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

You can't just say everyone has a higher probability of having the side effects if they get the disease vs getting the vaccine. The medical consensus says that is most definitely the case. Billions of doses of the vaccine have been administered statistically insignificant effects profiles, and give...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So sick of all these cancelled flights
Replies: 20
Views: 1848

Re: So sick of all these cancelled flights

The latest is Southwest canceling thousands of them, citing air traffic controller issues, despite the airports themselves saying they have no issues at all. I am so sick of all these airlines cancelling all of these flights all the time. In the last 6 months, it's happened more than ever. Screw ev...

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21117

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

UpNAWAy wrote:
That this nationwide meltdown by SWA, 30% of flights canceled today. Is the lingering effects of a extremely small weather issue and some military flights at JAX, that snowballed.


That's an opinion, not a source.

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by Aaron747
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21117

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

Rumor is [...] If true then I would go PATCO on them and fire them all. Pilots too and Rampers for violating their agree and binding contract. To get vaccinated is absolutely their choice, and it is also their employers choice to employ them. I'm all for them deciding not to get vaccinated but they...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21117

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

Everything people are hearing about a "walkout" at ZJX or whatever is nothing more than rumors and simply not true. On Friday ZJX experienced a very difficult day due to many factors, some of which were mentioned above. Staffing has been low around the country, some facilities worse than ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21117

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday?

SteelChair wrote:
The federal government of the United States was unable to provide air traffic services. Let that sink in.


Not sure how the type of organization is relevant - you either have the staff to do things in a given location, or you don't.

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 215
Views: 22343

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

I'm hopeful Delta will follow suit soon. I don't really see that they have a choice. They will not risk millions in government contracts over the separation of approximately 300 employees (based on UA numbers). Also, the optics are not good when you've worked so hard to be perceived as as a leader ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1276

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

3/4 division series are tied at 1-1 going into game 3s - not a bad start. Lots more drama to go.

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lebanon in darkness as electricity grid shuts down
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Lebanon in darkness as electricity grid shuts down

Incredible how much has changed in 50 years, and so much for the worse. 50 years ! I was there 4 times around 9-10 years ago and it had issues but was a fab country to visit and tour around and plenty of wealth with new malls and hotel / apartments etc.. Whats happening over the last few years is p...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lebanon in darkness as electricity grid shuts down
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Lebanon in darkness as electricity grid shuts down

Incredible how much has changed in 50 years, and so much for the worse. My neighbors growing up were Lebanese, and they always talked about how lovely Beirut was in the 60s before they were forced to leave. Video of the Beirut high life in the 60s here: https://ginosblog.com/pimpin-video-of-lebanon-...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

A possible solution to shrink the gap between wages and GDP would be to renounce all income taxes and instead levy corporate and capital gain taxes only. A fascinating proposal but it would naturally never succeed in the US system. Too few with too much to lose. I think it could work very well. Tak...

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by Aaron747
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

Dieuwer wrote:
A possible solution to shrink the gap between wages and GDP would be to renounce all income taxes and instead levy corporate and capital gain taxes only.


A fascinating proposal but it would naturally never succeed in the US system. Too few with too much to lose.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

Yes, because collusion is good and competition is bad Thinking in absolutes is usually very dangerous. Yes, competition can be bad, under certain circumstances. Especially in the race to the bottom. Corporate taxes can fall on labor, consumers, or the shareholders, economists only agree it doesn’t ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 2702

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

It’d be very nice, if it were true. Boston is basically the only mass transit system in my state, so fat lot of good it does west of 128/95, but then again nobody in the state house gives a fig about anyone outside 128. Mass Pike in central and western Massachusetts is backed up horribly year long,...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 2702

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Excuse me, taxes go to the government, tax revenue like all money is fungible. Yes, some goes to roads, but certainly not 100% of fuel taxes result in road improvements. About 10% goes to mass transit, often more, which means most drivers receive no benefit. Lots of states divert fuel taxes to othe...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 54
Views: 2018

Re: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

It's very simple. And this is not a problem only in the USA but most of the world now. In this era, people need only to listen to what they wish to hear, and whatever that "what" is becomes their only acceptable mode of reality. When confronted with something or someone that directly chal...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 2702

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Gasoline price depends on crude plus refining costs, variations among countries reflect taxes or subsidies. The price of gasoline in the US today (and most other locations) is about $2.41US. Your government is taking the difference. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/prices.php The government isn't ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 2702

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Can you imagine if they ban nat gas and oil exports now? A reverse oil embargo - who would have thunk it?


It will certainly get the attention of the Gulf money grubbers. Riyadh has been way too big for their britches the last two decades, and no POTUS has come close to setting them straight.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 2702

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

All I see in the wealthier suburbs around me are black Suburban's with one passenger. Suburban Sales numbers 2018 60,633 2019 51,928 2020 33,644 2021 71,128 Lexus LX sales 2018 4,753 2019 4,718 2020 4,512 2021 25,261 It’s probably important to remember that even with price spikes, the US enjoys som...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4179

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

And now witness the right wing talk circus and media farm berating McConnell for actually doing the right thing on the debt cap. The debt cap issue is for spending that has ALREADY been approved... including the spending the last 4+ years pushed through. If you are against raising the cap then you ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 726

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The Godfather left out one or two subplots from Mario Puzzo’s novel but otherwise stayed incredibly faithful to the book. Gone with the Wind is also very faithful to the novel. Just due to sheer length it removes a few subplots such as Scarlett had other children but the story was otherwise the sam...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1276

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Newark727 wrote:
Quite a game - you wouldn't know the Dodgers had 12 more wins from how close the Cardinals played them.


True, but the Cards only have their bats to blame. Not going to win a tight game 0-11 w/RISP.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 47
Views: 1276

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Holy moly - we've got a historic NLDS on deck.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

SEC regulates financial fraud. This is all just uninformed silliness. Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Releases Her 8 Damning SEC Complaints https://gizmodo.com/facebook-whistleblower-frances-haugen-releases-her-8-da-1847802360 The SEC did comment, in fact...kinda. The SEC told 60 Minutes it “...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Are you making an assertion? If so, then please prove it. How about the fact that Facebook Fraudulently asserted that they were removing hateful posts ,and falsely assuring everyone that they were safe on Facebook, when the exact opposite is true. If someone searches for and follows hate speech , t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Did they break the law, yes or no. Irrelevant. That's your personal goalpost. Nobody else is talking about that. Nope. It is very much relevant. 60 Minutes interviewed the former facebook employee as being a whistleblower. Thereby making it about somebody who.... "exposes information or activi...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

So what? Do these documents show Facebook acted illegally? Do these documents show Facebook committed fraud? Or do they perhaps show that Facebook is engaged in illicit activities? They show they have misrepresented the nature of some of their programs and processes to the public. The leaks were to...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 726

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Patriot Games, C&PD and Red October are far better Clancy adaptations. Misery and The Mist are the best King adaptations. LA Confidential and Out of Africa are also among my favorite adaptations. The Fly wasn't bad either - I love the Jurassic Park book series but the movies had way too many sub...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Nope. She claims to be a whistleblower. PROVE IT. She released internal documents and presentations that she, as a data scientist, had access to. What more do you want? This is just childish and silly :whistleblower: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/04/leak-shows-facebooks-business-model-needs-regula...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Don't deflect. The onus is on 60 Minutes and the ex-employee to prove she is a real whistleblower. SImply saying "I am a wistleblower" isn't gonna cut it. Not a deflection. You made a claim opposite the reported narrative - the onus for evidence is on you. Nope. She claims to be a whistle...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Still have not seen any EVIDENCE that this woman is a real "whistleblower" and not a disgruntled ex-employee who is looking for attention/payday. Did Facebook break any laws? Spread child porn for instance?? What evidence have you seen that she is a disgruntled employee looking for a payd...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Still have not seen any EVIDENCE that this woman is a real "whistleblower" and not a disgruntled ex-employee who is looking for attention/payday. Did Facebook break any laws? Spread child porn for instance?? What evidence have you seen that she is a disgruntled employee looking for a payd...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4179

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

"Harassed" is a funny way of saying she was asked by constituents. You are intentionally avoiding the reality of the situation if you don't see some level of harassment in what she encountered in the situations that have been shown online. Tugg When people are angry, this is what happens....

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4179

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

May I ask, who is being fired, who is changing anything, after we see 20+ billion of Dollars wasted on fraudulent medicare payments *every year*. https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/2020-estimated-improper-payment-rates-centers-medicare-medicaid-services-cms-programs Who is accountable for thi...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4179

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Why are we still dreaming with this idea that the government is ran by angels and saints. Government sucks at spending tax dollars, because most of the time, those spending it, aren't accountable to anyone. They will just blame one department and the other (the bureaucrats). The politicians will bl...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 54
Views: 2018

Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

So in addition to the crazy and immature behavior at school board meetings, hospitals etc. we now have family homicides inspired by mis/disinformation in collision with the mentally ill. https://www.wbaltv.com/article/jeffrey-burnham-covid-19-vaccine-allegations/37886250# It’s hard to make this stuf...

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