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by sierrakilo44
Mon May 07, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 6235

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

Trump will create a department of religion to give religious groups more of a say in government. This is great news. I hope they create a law that will bring back mandatory prayer in school and teaching of the bible and religious values. That will go a long way into #MAGA https://www.washingtonpost...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 01, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: University of Utah student invents cry closet
Replies: 13
Views: 947

Re: University of Utah student invents cry closet

Ok at first I laughed because as all you progressives on here have tried to ply the "snowflake" moniker to us conservatives even though it has been and always will be applied to progressive liberals who feel the need for safe spaces and cry I think progressive liberalism is ruining this c...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 01, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement
Replies: 22
Views: 1186

Nuclear deal: Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on agreement

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... clear-deal
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Looks like Bibi is trying to convince Trump to destroy the deal after Macron and Merkel did their best to save it. With Trump now getting advice from John Bolton there’s only one way this is headed:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... clear-deal

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 131528

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

It's that sense of duty, executed with precision under pressure, that just impresses me to no end, and makes me very proud of them (and their bretheren) and of our military for helping to develop people like them. Although the news media will go on ad nauseum about this pilot’s fighter jet backgrou...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 463
Views: 14076

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

Safety and Security Measures – Now and Ongoing • All safety protocols for routine school operations are being reinforced at all schools. This includes requiring students and staff to wear identification badges while on campus; locking classroom doors at all times; locking and securing exterior door...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Slams Obama Healthcare supporters
Replies: 31
Views: 1241

Re: Sen. Slams Obama Healthcare supporters

This thread is indicative of American politics. Too many people arguing over personalities and whether the guy in charge will be a dictator. And whether or not a piece of legislation is good because of who it was named after (Obama). Republicans can’t accept Obamacare because it’s named after their ...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels
Replies: 63
Views: 2646

Re: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels

It’s not just conservative channels.
Left wing or progressive channels such as Secular Talk, the David Pakman Show, the Young Turks and the Jimmy Dore show have all suffered from demonitization and a loss of ad revenue on YouTube.

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the drop in NFL ratings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1657

Re: Why the drop in NFL ratings?

What thinking person really gives a shit if a multimillionaires team can beat a billionaires team? The only loyalty is to money. Any NFL owner would dump the city they're playing in and move their team to Baghdad or Beijing if they thought it would pay off. None of the players are from the region t...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the drop in NFL ratings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1657

Re: Why the drop in NFL ratings?

Maybe it’s because Americans are realising watching a broadcast of a typical NFL game is a boring waste of time. https://www.sportsgrid.com/real-sports/nfl/pie-chart-actual-football-watching-nfl-game-vs-replays-commercials-etc/ In a typical 3hr TV broadcast, there is an average of 11 minutes of game...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 6972

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?

I wonder where that came from ? Look at the history of Haiti. Invaded by US Marines for US interests (admitted by Smedley Butler in his “War is a Racket” Speech). Under the thumb of a US supported dictator (Duvalier). You could say it’s status as a sh*thole was been helped a long way by the country...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 86
Views: 8922

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

Most switches/controls are in similar positions in transport category aircraft. The use of the side stick will take a few minutes to get used to, and I'm sure a 737 pilot knows how to control thrust levers with autothrust off. Navigational and communications procedures are the same, they would be ab...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?
Replies: 22
Views: 3332

Re: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?

Yes, the aircraft being on fire for one, some light twins can't climb on a single engine (Piper apache for instance) and some aircraft have VMC well above Vy, the Me-262 for example. Depends on the aircraft and conditions. Light aircraft engine failure after take off procedures are different to tra...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?
Replies: 22
Views: 3332

Re: Is there any situation where it is advisable to reject T/O after V1?

but what if you lose both? Then the decision has already been made for you. In all seriousness the only way you’re “rejecting” a takeoff beyond V1 is if the aircraft cannot physically make it into the air (double engine failure, a wing falls off etc) so there’s no decision that needs to be made. If...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which is the best place on earth to learn to fly?
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: Which is the best place on earth to learn to fly?

The reality is, no where. Most world class schools, regardless of location have high training standards, it’s more up to the quality and reputation of he school rather than where it is physically located. You may find it more advantageous personally to fly somewhere with good weather for your VFR tr...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 85281

Re: Brexit - EU position

I was thinking about the fact that british living outside UK were not allowed to vote in June referendum. Also I heart that for the Scottish vote voting age was extended to the 16 years old with a huge campaign warning that voting for independence was voting to be kicked outside EU ... It's interes...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 85281

Re: Brexit - EU position

It would have been better if The Guardian had told that two years ago, before the referendum 23 months ago. Now it comes as a surprise for the British people. They were told that, if they bothered to listen to any respectable analyst, intellectual or expert. If they bothered to listen to people who...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier
Replies: 53
Views: 6461

Re: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier

And it is not just service members that fly in the hold, airlines transport a lot of coffins of just "regular people" (and interestingly contractors that have died in the service of our country, and quite a few have, are not honored similarly and do not receive military service support, t...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Iran
Replies: 68
Views: 2737

Re: Trump and Iran

That has been mostly the same situation in Vietnam and other places that the US has used its military for the last 70 years or so. These people experience war in the same manner as a soccer fan experiences a soccer match. If they lose, they just forget about it, like they forgot about Vietnam. Too ...

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by sierrakilo44
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Iran
Replies: 68
Views: 2737

Re: Trump and Iran

The Iran sympathizers here are really staggering. Say what you want but I am sure Glad Trump is in the White House and not Hillary. No one here thinks the current government of Iran is a model government. But the push from the neocons to withdraw from the nuclear deal is insane and an excuse to sta...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 16578

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

While the ammosexuals are whining about "they are trying to take our guns away!" let's remind everyone that Australia, Canada, Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland all have restrictions on gun ownership, but people can still own guns. Guns in those countries have not been taken away, as is th...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5159

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

You use your observation as a justification for a complete ban on military pilots from commercial aviation. That's a straw man argument, I never called for a complete ban, just a personal preference over whom I'd employ. The military teach pilots to fly. It has absolute standards the pilots must me...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5159

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Care to back up your statement about military pilots having trouble? I'd love to see your justification for that stupid statement! If your statements reflect your opinion of military pilots, you have a lot to learn and it proves to me you are not a "real pilot". AMF In my experience milit...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5159

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

New York Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who credited the 1,500-hour rule with ending fatal airline accidents in the U.S. “It’s no coincidence that we haven’t had a tragedy like Flight 3407 recently because the rules are working and they have made air travel safer,” she told NPR. Not specifically...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5159

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Absolutely not. Anything less than 1000 hours is a non-starter. There's a reason that US aviation is historically the safest out there, because we don't subscribe to these nonsensical cadet schemes they end up creating pilots who are only allowed to fly in cruise, who then stall perfectly good airp...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 5159

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Some one talked about 350 hour military pilots. First of all, they would not be going to the airlines. However, I'd rather have one of those rather than a the other choices available. Why? I'd rather have a well selected and trained civilian cadet pilot than any military pilots course graduate for ...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 5489

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

Yes but compared to Saudi Arabia, financial support for the spread of Wahabism and extremist islam from the other nations is relatively miniscule. Spot on. I'm sure Qataris have supported and funded extremist groups. But there is no doubt, the number one creator, funder, supporter and arms supplier...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 5489

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

This happened one week ago. Looks like the Saudis and their allies did this as punishment for Qataris trying to reach out To Iran: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/05/27/Qatar-s-Emir-Tamim-calls-Iran-s-President-Rouhani-seeking-deepening-of-ties-.html Al Jazeera, which is headquartered...

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by sierrakilo44
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 5489

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

Qatar wants to normalise relations with Iran
Saudi Arabia hates this, and I believe also wants to deflect attention now that western politicians (Corbyn) are now beginning to call them out for funding extremists

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by sierrakilo44
Tue May 23, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 5398

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

No it's not, nor is it a bit of stretch to say it is radical Islamic terrorism. Trump has already tweeted it is also not a coincidence today is the anniversary of when an Islamic terrorist killed the cop in the streets of London. Since Ariana Grande is an American and since the target was kids, Tru...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri May 19, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Times Square incident
Replies: 23
Views: 1526

Re: Times Square incident

So this guy was ex-US Navy? Have his fellow servicemen condemned his actions and distanced themselves from them? Have we checked if their culture encourages this sort of thing? Are we going to keep letting these people into our city? Not serious of course, just applying the "Muslim standard&quo...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it normal for a crew after a long haul to wait over 3 hours for a hotel room?
Replies: 30
Views: 9291

Re: Is it normal for a crew after a long haul to wait over 3 hours for a hotel room?

A proper airline would pay to ensure the hotel rooms for their crew are ready when their crew are scheduled to arrive at the hotel. I have heard stories about some Low Cost Carriers and third world carriers who in order to save money won't pay for early check in or late check out, meaning a crew arr...

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by sierrakilo44
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum
Replies: 47
Views: 2411

Re: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum

I'm starting to like Erdogan, he can't be all bad when eurocrats hate him so much. At least he has respect for his country, its traditions and people unlike our leaders. I don't think the Turkish traditions promoted by Ataturk included "rule by decree" and "dissolve parliament on a w...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options for Syria retaliation!
Replies: 227
Views: 8113

Re: Trump considering options for Syria retaliation!

This isn't Iraq 2.0. Saddam Hussein didn't have a major nuclear armed ally in country in 2003 with substantial SAM assets deployed. Putin has signIficant strategic reason to hold onto Syria. They aren't just going to step aside to let the Americans take down Assad via military strikes. Talks of surg...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 43884

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

They can lobby all they want. There are lobbyists from every company and every industry. That doesn't mean an administration needs to do anything, and so far, this administration hasn't done or said a thing in support of the US3. Except this electronics ban which will greatly help the US3 by dissua...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 43884

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

How did you come to this conclusion? The administration has said nothing negative about the airlines based in these countries, nor has it ever said anything in support of the US3 Maybe, just maybe, there are some bad people that want to do harm to others and this is a response to a credible threat....

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 43884

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Exactly. No wonder people argue this is ME3 bashing. The trick will be if other western airlines using these airports to Europe and elsewhere implement similar bans. If there is a general threat against US airlines then one would assume the EU airlines would be affected as well. If not then we can ...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India asks pilots to not take controlled rest over Europe.
Replies: 39
Views: 12011

Re: Air India asks pilots to not take controlled rest over Europe.

This is unbelievable. Air Traffic Control frequencies for a flight over Europe only change several times per hour. It is literally a case of acknowledging the transmission, dialling the new frequency into the radio, and checking in with the new controller. That's it. I could literally train a monkey...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’
Replies: 185
Views: 24948

Re: United CEO on Gulf carriers: ‘Those airlines aren’t airlines’

With all the moaning from the US carriers about the ME3 subsidies, I wonder how much money they have received from their own government's Civil Reserve Air Fleet payments, the payments these airlines get for helping transport the US military to these wars in the Middle East? At least the Gulf state ...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Budget: $54 Billion More For Defense
Replies: 71
Views: 2515

Re: U.S. Budget: $54 Billion More For Defense

LMP737 wrote:
GDB wrote:
LMP737 wrote:


While it's one thing to go after the Khans, who really don't count as real Americans,


US citizens who are gold star parents? Really?

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Budget: $54 Billion More For Defense
Replies: 71
Views: 2515

Re: U.S. Budget: $54 Billion More For Defense

strip funding from programs that actually help people, Military equipment production jobs help a lot of people. First - for many security related reasons - almost all the equipment will be manufactured in the US, so the money doesn't go to overseas workers. That also increases the costs because 'ch...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Budget: $54 Billion More For Defense
Replies: 71
Views: 2515

Re: U.S. Budget: $54 Billion More For Defense

Good news if it means more flying stuff!! So you're willing to blow your federal budget deficit through the roof, strip funding from programs that actually help people, divert it to an already powerful military and probably help start funding a major war along the scale of Iraq just so you can take...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6G 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture
Replies: 117
Views: 30676

Re: Norwegian 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture

Also in report, "Following landing in Oslo the cabin crew decided to disembark and not continue schedule." Says a lot. A mutiny. No, a mutiny is a crime. What the Cabin Crew did was to protect their own lives by refusing to fly with these incompetents. It's telling when Cabin Crew are the...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst
Replies: 105
Views: 13988

Re: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst

I'm not American, so maybe someone can clarify this. The flights was from Atlanta to Allentown, PA. Is Allentown one of those former Midwest manufacturing centres that has suffered from a drawback in the economy and saw heavy blue collar support for Trump? Not saying this was the motivation behind t...

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by sierrakilo44
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at OSU?
Replies: 65
Views: 2856

Re: Terrorist Attack at OSU?

Black + weapon = terrorist White + weapon = lost soul Absolutely. Every time it happens, if they're Muslim or Arabic, regardless of background, instantly they're labelled a terrorist. Regardless over whether or not we know if the attack was politically motivated (which should be the defining factor...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battle LInes Being Drawn
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: Battle LInes Being Drawn

I suppose he will soon threaten to ban or curtail them somehow as he threatened to muzzle the press during his campaign. Didn't he want changes to libel or slander laws? With a compliant Congress and conservative Supreme Court replacements he could make the entire country his own personal "saf...

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by sierrakilo44
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battle LInes Being Drawn
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: Battle LInes Being Drawn

This is Trump's tweet in response: ""The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!"" So let me get this right? Conservatives have been saying that freedom of speech is paramount, that t...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3836

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

They'll probably only go on strike 3 times next year instead of 4. Combine that in addition to their 60 days paid vacation and the 4 day, 5 hour work days hopefully they will be able to cope. I didn't realise the goal in life was to live to work and become the richest person in the graveyard. Besid...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vs Iran
Replies: 25
Views: 1494

Re: Trunp vs Iran

As for PNAC, I don't think it went anywhere. The offices may be empty but did it just go underground or out of the public view? Yeah it went somewhere, it's members basically formed the Bush administration and as a result we had the Iraq war. Now we have a key PNAC member who's being touted as a ke...

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by sierrakilo44
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vs Iran
Replies: 25
Views: 1494

Re: Trunp vs Iran

The best way for Iran to liberalise and modernise isn't by invading them and overthrowing the government, look how well that went in Iraq. The best way is further engagement with the international community through tourism and trade. Again as has been said, even if the Trump pulls the US out of the ...

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by sierrakilo44
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updates on the US election: Who is more likely to win?
Replies: 436
Views: 13731

Re: Updates on the US election: Who is more likely to win?

When I was a little boy in 3rd or 4th grade of religious school, I remember out teacher predicting that "We will have a Black President and a female President before we ever have a Jewish President." Turns out...she was right. With women comprising about 50% of the US population, African ...

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