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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9881

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

I wonder how Putin will spin this in Russia? Given his paranoia about the West and NATO, it feeds right into his playbook. Yet if/when it's reported in Russia, it only exposes his "special operations" plan as having backfired spectacularly. In Putin's book, both Finland and Sweden have pr...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9881

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

If Hungary vetoes, maybe they can be voted out of NATO...or at least threatened with it.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 17279

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

I am shocked Mike has yet to be arrested. Did TSA forcibly remove him? No doubt he will be banned from jetBlue. TSA has nothing to do with this situation. They aren't even law enforcement. According to my understanding of the law, the minute the other man threw a water bottle at Tyson, that constit...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9881

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

At first, I thought that they should apply immediately. Them waiting seems to be a good thing, though. The added Russian threats have just hardened the resolve of more of their populations.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 125868

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Su-34 caught flat-spinning into the ground. https://youtu.be/8vQa_mywq8k It's still unclear whether a technical malfunction, operator error or combat damage caused this loss. Or is that a tendency of the SU-34. Whichever it is, the important thing is that they have one fewer of them today. Accordin...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...
Replies: 22
Views: 1985

Re: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...

casinterest wrote:
I will take my shoes off on flights over 5 hours. My feet swell anyway. I will wear socks, but I will not go to the aisle without my shoes or slippers , unless I am grabbing something from the overhead.
Those are my thoughts, exactly.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Sarcasm aside, I wonder if Moldova will try and join. They are sure on the chopping block (probably safe for now since the Ukraine campaign is going so horribly for Russia. Would Moldova even be allowed in since it has a Russian-backed breakaway state inside it? I very much doubt it would happen, b...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Putin didn't look terribly healthy and focused when he attended Easter Mass in Москвa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ermvs6aQiaU A few more scenes, from Switzerland's 20 Minuten: https://www.20min.ch/video/putin-video-von-ostermesse-befeuert-krankheitsgeruechte-336424084150 Maybe he was afraid of...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2473

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

At the end of the day promoting more gun violence should not be in the interest of Capital punishment in a world where we have enough gun violence already. If you're equating capital punishment with "gun violence", then maybe you should fire off a note to Putin, because war is "gun v...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Does he really believe that increasing Russian troops, including heavy weapons and rocket fire on Ukraine, will help find a diplomatic solution? How blind and lost do you have to be to let go of such sayings. Western allies should send a formal note that Russia withdraws from Ukraine before diploma...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2473

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

At the end of the day promoting more gun violence should not be in the interest of Capital punishment in a world where we have enough gun violence already. If you're equating capital punishment with "gun violence", then maybe you should fire off a note to Putin, because war is "gun v...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It's working now. The first few times that I tried it, it was just code.

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by johns624
Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

BT-that link isn't working.

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by johns624
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Just in the last week, there have been about 150 heavy artillery pieces being shipped or delivered to Ukraine. It seems that there has recently been a pow wow among western leaders that took the decision to begin the next phase of the war: driving the Russians out. No more just holding the line. Dr...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 17279

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

For those asking why Mike didn't have the crew handle it, if the idiot didn't listen to Mike Tyson and cease and desist, why would they listen to a mere FA?

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3016

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

Paranoia and fear by your own example. Or, your paranoia and irrational fear of guns is causing you to completely ignore facts that run counter to your argument? Sorry, but your irrational fear does not negate the right of Americans to own firearms to protect themselves. Don't want a gun? Don't buy...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I read an op-ed the other day where the writer said that the minute that Finland/Sweden apply for NATO membership, that the US, UK and other major members should say that they consider them de facto members and deserving of NATO defense.

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Putin destroyed the longstanding idea of russian "might" in under 60 days. Quite a feat if you ask me. Not by a smidge, either. I'm just afraid that some of the NATO countries that have let their military spending slide don't think that they have to change because the Russians have perfor...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3016

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

Paranoia and fear by your own example. You don't know what you're talking about. Many poor people know what they're afraid of and don't have the money to move. Exactly , Fear, Paranoia, and they are buying guns that get stolen or sold. No, it's not paranoia...it's the facts of their everyday lives....

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

As he says: " .. and provide food for thought for those who, in the heat of frenzied aggressive rhetoric, try to threaten our country." Surely the current nuclear weapons should already give food for thought. Especially if you can destroy the world many times over. But I guess if your con...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3016

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

So people that live in fear and paranoia of an event that is so unlikely are the ones that tend to hold the guns most closely. That right there, is the problem. That's just a stereotype. I worked in a large gunstore/range until two years ago that sold 6000+ firearms a year. A very large percentage ...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russian nuclear blackmail continues with a ballistic missile test: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-tests-new-intercontinental-ballistic-missile-2022-04-20/ As he says: " .. and provide food for thought for those who, in the heat of frenzied aggressive rhetoric, try to threaten our ...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3016

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

So people that live in fear and paranoia of an event that is so unlikely are the ones that tend to hold the guns most closely. That right there, is the problem. That's just a stereotype. I worked in a large gunstore/range until two years ago that sold 6000+ firearms a year. A very large percentage ...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3016

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

Was he using it pejoratively ? I said that he meant it as a compliment. You figure it out. You asked if you should be offended. I wasn't sure if you knew? No, I took it in the manner it was offered. Here's the story---I was a warehouse supervisor in the DPS supply warehouse. Every summer, in additi...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3016

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

Great so let's mandate insurance, licensing, usage limits, safety features, and all the things we apply to cars to guns. I'm sure you'll agree since it's the "perfect analogy", yes? Actually, that's what Shirley Jackson-Lee's bill would do. It also says the gun owner needs to pay $800 &qu...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3016

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

Yes, when used as a pejorative, which is how many racists/white nationalists like to use it. . Should I have been offended because a Black man called me the N word one time? BTW--He meant it as a compliment. It was a funny story. Was he using it pejoratively ? I said that he meant it as a complimen...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3016

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

And yet is was pushed forward as a racist item, and came to connotate such when red lining was in place. Maybe YOU push it as a racist term. Is "crib" a racist term? Yes, when used as a pejorative, which is how many racists/white nationalists like to use it. . Should I have been offended ...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3016

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

And using the word "hood" is part of the continued legacy that CRT seeks to explain. Sorry, but " 'hood" is the term used by the people who live there. It's not a racist thing. I grew up in Detroit and worked for the school system for 28 years, I know. And yet is was pushed forw...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3016

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

casinterest wrote:
And using the word "hood" is part of the continued legacy that CRT seeks to explain.

Sorry, but " 'hood" is the term used by the people who live there. It's not a racist thing. I grew up in Detroit and worked for the school system for 28 years, I know.

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by johns624
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

... It's also quite infuriating to see how lukewarm France is. ... Infuriating, but not really surprising. France has a toxic cocktail of pseudo-intellectualism, gallic useless anti-americanism, and other ailments plaguing mental health of the nation. Intellectuals read Dostoyevsky and his ilk, and...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina
Replies: 65
Views: 2548

Re: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina

[ And in a dozen or so states where permitless concealed carry is allowed, what does an illegal gun even mean? It means a gun carried by someone who can't legally possess a gun. Permitless carry doesn't mean that everyone can carry a gun. A distinction without a difference No, the same as the diffe...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina
Replies: 65
Views: 2548

Re: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina

One day it'll finally click in - hopefully. But until then, keep up with all those thoughts and prayers and all hail 2nd Amendment. Simply mind boggling in a Country that sees public shootings literally on a daily basis is so protective of some piece of paper that was written over 200 years ago. Or...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina
Replies: 65
Views: 2548

Re: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina

Here's a Canadian lawyer's take on some of their laws. In Canada, carrying any weapon (even pepper spray) for self defense if you live in a "bad" neighborhood is illegal because that's not considered a real reason. Yet, Canadian police can declare a neighborhood "bad" and expand ...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina
Replies: 65
Views: 2548

Re: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina

One day it'll finally click in - hopefully. But until then, keep up with all those thoughts and prayers and all hail 2nd Amendment. Simply mind boggling in a Country that sees public shootings literally on a daily basis is so protective of some piece of paper that was written over 200 years ago. Or...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina
Replies: 65
Views: 2548

Re: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina

MaverickM11 wrote:
[ And in a dozen or so states where permitless concealed carry is allowed, what does an illegal gun even mean?
It means a gun carried by someone who can't legally possess a gun. Permitless carry doesn't mean that everyone can carry a gun.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina
Replies: 65
Views: 2548

Re: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina

MaverickM11 wrote:
I love this fantasy, because it would mean places with fewer guns are overwhelmed by crime then, when in reality, fewer guns correlates with fewer gun deaths, and crime tends to be lower as well.
You need to differentiate between legal guns and guns used by criminals.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Flown Airline?
Replies: 43
Views: 2739

Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Why did you put it in the non-av forum then? :D
While I don't keep track of flights, my top three airlines would be DL, NW and UA.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

He doesn’t change the world order, too much credit for him. China is the big player over here and is changing the world order already for years. Russia wants a non-unified Europe and a weakened US - which Russia succeeded in the 2016 elections. Weakened US and non-unified Europe - what is it, if no...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina
Replies: 65
Views: 2548

Re: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina

casinterest wrote:
DUI offenders usually get kill switches installed on the car or lose their license.
They do? If they don't have a license does that mean they can't drive a car?

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://tinyurl.com/3mx7daf4


No ship can be seen in the photo. I wonder if there are multiple variants in the kit?
It's a joke. The ship is beneath the water.
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oldJoe wrote:
NLINK wrote:
Revell has now released a model of the MOSKVA cruiser ship.

https://tinyurl.com/3mx7daf4


No ship can be seen in the photo. I wonder if there are multiple variants in the kit?
It's a joke. The ship is beneath the water.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

marcelh wrote:
that Russia is moving away from the “special military operation” to a “war”, which makes it possible to use conscripts. Everything is allowed to fight against “the Nazis”.
They've been using conscripts from the beginning.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Interesting take on the Army having the best Air Force, always looked at the Army needing the Air Force for CAS which thy take the money for but do not deliver, at least the Navy tries, but when it comes to CAS, Marines beat all. Who was talking about CAS? I was answering a poster that asked why th...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/Caucasuswar/status/1516039797386752001 Amazing that Mariupol still has a few Ukrainian defenders willing to fight to the very end. This looks similar to the battle of Stalingrad. The Russians just don't know how to conduct urban warfare. Well, when you imply that you're n...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia still has a lot of manpower which hasn’t been sent to the front. It’s still a bit early to talk about “what’s left of the Russian Army”. I agree Ukrainian forces have done an amazing job, but it isn’t over yet. Russia can't use all its manpower. It has other worries, protecting Kaliningrad, ...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina
Replies: 65
Views: 2548

Re: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina

Just another day in America. Just another day "in the 'hood" in America. Most of the country isn't like that. In the hood? The mall is located in a very suburban looking area in a not that big of a city of Columbia, SC. But go on with your quasi racist thoughts. Here's a hint---not all sh...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia still has a lot of manpower which hasn’t been sent to the front. It’s still a bit early to talk about “what’s left of the Russian Army”. I agree Ukrainian forces have done an amazing job, but it isn’t over yet. Russia can't use all its manpower. It has other worries, protecting Kaliningrad, ...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

One does have to wonder why the USA has not replaced the stinger in its inventory with something more potent given later technology, I suspect the US Air Force told the Army that the F-22 and subsequent follow on a/c would ensure no enemy a/c ever enter the Army combat zone to need such a weapon. T...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina
Replies: 65
Views: 2548

Re: Shooting at a Mall in South Carolina

910A wrote:
Just another day in America.
Just another day "in the 'hood" in America. Most of the country isn't like that.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5686
Views: 374689

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Demolishing Putin's big Black Sea dacha/castle/bling mansion too. I would not use mass cruise missiles, a decent number targeted on threats to Ukraine mostly, in terms of major hubs of supplies, infrastructure, needed to sustain the war, plus the aforementioned personal message. (With the implicati...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 17, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The new 100 years war.
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: The new 100 years war.

What is unusual is that although the two big communist countries are the USSR and PRC, most of these wars were fought mostly or entirely by proxies.

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