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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

It really doesn't matter why he was there. It's not illegal for any US citizen to be in a public area. It does matter. If his parents had done their job as he never would have been there in the first place. It should be obvious why people are either ignoring or try to deflect the role of his parent...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

[ People that don't have much of a definition of where they wouldn't go, are going to cause a lot more problems. This should probably apply to all four people there. None were protesting police brutality, they were there to start sh*t. I would consider Huber armed with a deadly weapon, as he was wi...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Person with a firearm wouldn't have had one if he had followed the law and hadn't shown up based on lies . Fact. Are we talking about Rittenhouse or Grosskreutz here? Just wondering because Grosskreutz was carrying illegally. What's funny is that people complain because Rittenhouse open carried, wh...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Person with a firearm wouldn't have had one if he had followed the law and hadn't shown up based on lies . Fact. Are we talking about Rittenhouse or Grosskreutz here? Just wondering because Grosskreutz was carrying illegally. What's funny is that people complain because Rittenhouse open carried, wh...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4578

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Kno wrote:

You lost me on mouth full of gold teeth, weird example - they don't make someone look more or less wholesome it's a pretty neutral style choice.
Where are gold teeth "a pretty neutral style choice"? I want to know so that I don't go there.

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1636

Re: Washington State Ferry System

frmrCapCadet wrote:
New crew members work as on call temps for the first few years. While salaries are not that bad, benefits are good, but working as a temp is a big problem.
It all depends if the end result is worth it. I believe UPS starts all their employees off as on-call temps and it seems to work for them.

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time
Replies: 37
Views: 9810

Re: Airbus 340 lands in Antarctica for the first time

I flew a HiFly 2340 from AKL to SYD a few years ago. I wonder if this was the one.

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

You sure about that? Another unarmed Black man was killed by police but these three were only there to vandalize? Are you absolutely sure about that?. Do you even know what the word "fact" means? First of all, the police didn't kill anybody. Second, he had a knife, which is a deadly weapo...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4578

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

ltbewr wrote:
Of course, the race (Black) and criminal record of the alleged driver got put out late last night to fuel even more the social tensions in this country, already at a high level from the acquittal of Rittenhouse of murder and other charges.
What's wrong with publishing facts?

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4578

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

It may be the driver of the SUV was being chased and took a wrong turn or afraid of stopping. He also could have been drunk/high on drugs. In my hometown here in NJ, we have a Holiday parade this Saturday, one of biggest ones with decorated fire and related service vehicles in the USA. 1000's turn ...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4578

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

...and it starts... :banghead:

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by johns624
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

seb146 wrote:
I can also dig up polls that show Harris is extremely popular. It's all in what you look for.
We're waiting....and waiting...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

ContinentalEWR wrote:
seb146 wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
Maybe, maybe not. I couldn't find anything definitive in Wisconsin law, but many states, including Michigan, it is much harder to sue for damages if the shooting was deemed legal.

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by johns624
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Current Situation in Ethiopia
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Current Situation in Ethiopia

There aren't enough hours in the day to worry about everything.

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by johns624
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He can be sued in Civil Court for wrongfui death. The burden of proof is lower in the civil court. They only need to show that Rittenhouse caused the deaths, it will be up to family and lawyers to take it on, but there is a good case to be made that no one would have been shot or killed if A. Ritte...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Incident at ATL
Replies: 37
Views: 8096

Re: Security Incident at ATL

https://news.yahoo.com/accidental-gun-d ... 05375.html
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Yahoo is reporting that they have identified a suspect and are looking for him. It seems that he's a convicted felon, which means he can't possess a firearm.
https://news.yahoo.com/accidental-gun-d ... 05375.html

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by johns624
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Sending in NG is a last resort when order cannot be restored after a long period of sustained unrest - see LA 1992. Sending NG into a relatively small city would be counterproductive and deepen mistrust of government, that's why. Yes, rioting is not protected by the Constitution - that's why more t...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Incident at ATL
Replies: 37
Views: 8096

Re: Security Incident at ATL

The question is, whose gun accidently discharged? And why? Careless handling of guns? So one "BANG" is enough to close down one of the world's busiest airports for hours? No such thing with security/TSA discharging a weapon, that would be classified as NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE. :twocents: Okie...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 366
Views: 45763

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Toenga wrote:
Is it just we have a very able progressive young female leader who continues our fiercely independent foreign policies that old middle aged conservatives find so threatening? Her very success constitutes a threat.
Is it "old" or is it "middle aged"?

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by johns624
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 366
Views: 45763

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

It doesn't really matter what Australia does, as long as New Zealand remains buttoned up. On my OZ/NZ cruise, I found NZ to be the more interesting country. Most of the itineraries include both countries. With the cost and length of flights from the US to Oceania, very few people are going to fly th...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

seb146 wrote:
No one but no one was surrounding his house.
Yet, that is more or less what the protesters were doing in St Louis when the two lawyers came out on the lawn with guns and you lambasted them then.

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by johns624
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13033

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

So, were they supposed to be blank rounds or dummy rounds? There’s a difference. Anyone familiar with firearms should be able to tell the difference between a blank and a live round. Dummy rounds are a little different. There are obvious dummy rounds, such as snap caps, that look different from a l...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

B777LRF wrote:

As said, the US is the sickest of civilisations.
It appears you don't like the US...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Maybe because it’s blindingly obvious, that if that sick kid hadn’t turned up uninvited as a self-declared vigilante, armed with an automatic rifle, nobody would have died that night? How any justice system can find anyone innocent in such a situation is a travesty, but, that’s America 2021 for you...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Just like most Americans are dumbfounded when a person (usually in the UK) is tried for using a weapon to protect themselves when criminals break into their homes. There's no such thing as a fair fight when a criminal attacks you. ...because that happens so often in the UK, right? It doesn't matter...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

phatfarmlines wrote:

So if any 16-17 year old teenager of any ethnic background is carrying a gun of any type and they are stopped by police, does that mean they can avoid a weapons charge?

I don't believe he could've been in possession of a handgun, but I could be wrong. It's happened before...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13033

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Well it’s still amazing that a device designed to kill is simply to be made safe by what enthusiasts think is obvious and therefore everyone else should know too somehow. So, it's not obvious to you that a "device designed to kill" should be verified safe by the end user prior to use as a...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The statement upthread “don’t attack someone unless you expect to be shot” (or similar) also leaves Most people outside the US incredulous. Just like most Americans are dumbfounded when a person (usually in the UK) is tried for using a weapon to protect themselves when criminals break into their ho...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 43
Views: 2842

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

She just shared some photos of her in her residence to her WeChat account, so missing no more. Perhaps she’s keeping a low profile because, just like a lot of women in Western countries, raising of harassment allegations attract a lot of unwanted attention and she wants to privacy. If women in West...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

LittleFokker wrote:
Good news, everyone - vigilante murder is legal in Wisconsin now! Should I drive up from Illinois and inflict a little self defense of on own?
You can try...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Rittenhouse will be sued, as will the man that bought the gun for him. I don't know what the verdicts will be , but there will be civil suits. Especially since Rittenhouse did lie about being an EMT to the police. That will establish false premises for the police allowing him to be there. The city ...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The Civil lawsuits against ... Rittenhouse will be interesting to see. Can't get blood from a rock. Rittenhouse will be sued, as will the man that bought the gun for him. I don't know what the verdicts will be , but there will be civil suits. Especially since Rittenhouse did lie about being an EMT ...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Republican leaders in Republican controlled states have gone so far as to make it illegal for any other party to hold office. Now, with all those FACTS on the table, please tell us what Democratic controlled states are making it impossible for anyone else to vote? There you go with your hyperbole a...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He was threatened by BLM protesters. Who are all races. Even white. Another poster (NikV, IIRC) was going on about Wisconsin gun laws. I know I have seen other social media posts arguing about "Wisconsin gun laws" even though he lives in Illinois and the guns were (allegedly) bought in Il...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Republican leaders in Republican controlled states have gone so far as to make it illegal for any other party to hold office. Now, with all those FACTS on the table, please tell us what Democratic controlled states are making it impossible for anyone else to vote? There you go with your hyperbole a...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

casinterest wrote:
The Civil lawsuits against ... Rittenhouse will be interesting to see.

Can't get blood from a rock.

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by johns624
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1856

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

All of my siblings are vaccinated. A few of my nephews aren't. We didn't much care for them beforehand but felt obligated to attend their family hosted functions. Now, we don't bother. It's kind of a relief, actually. Hold on, you don't attend because a few of your nephews aren't vaccinated? Or you...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

The far left is not politically represented nationally in the US. The democratic party is centrist and the republican is far right. It is pretty easy to verify this by comparing with the rest of the known planet. The «both are equally bad» BS couldn’t be more wrong as far as the US is concerned. Th...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

One quick comment. There is some ambiguity on Grosskreutz's criminal status. He was charged with a felony but the disposition can't be found. Nonetheless, he admitted that his CCW license was expired and he hadn't gotten it renewed. That in itself is a crime. In fact, that is the reason many people...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

One quick comment. There is some ambiguity on Grosskreutz's criminal status. He was charged with a felony but the disposition can't be found. Nonetheless, he admitted that his CCW license was expired and he hadn't gotten it renewed. That in itself is a crime. In fact, that is the reason many people ...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 43
Views: 2842

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

She appears to have been afflicted with "Jimmy Hoffa Syndrome"---the feeling that you are too well known for bad people to do something to you. It's sad but they will get away with it.

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Another poster (NikV, IIRC) was going on about Wisconsin gun laws..... Aren't you supposed to quote someone when you make a charge like this? I didn't go on about anything I merely pointed out that you were wrong when you said he was in possession of the gun illegally. He is a resident of Illinois....

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 13033

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Here's George Clooney's take on it. It seems that he's always done his own safety checks and it's kind of the industry standard. https://www.wfsb.com/george-clooney-rust-shooting-insane/article_2871d6a6-80c0-56a7-a161-24ae21146814.html#:~:text=George%20Clooney%20has%20shared%20his%20thoughts%20on%20...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

There would have probably been a lot more if it had occurred on a weekend instead of a Wednesday. True, but that also kinda makes the point. Their job is more important than any political beliefs. Just like all the antivaxxers with "strong" principles, until they'd lose their job, and the...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

Oh they are definitely seen as heroes by nutjobs already. Being investigated by the FBI is a badge of honor for such folks because the FBI is the enemy :sarcastic: On the one hand, they're seen as martyrs. On the other, I don't think any of these armchair idolizers wants to follow in their footstep...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14062

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

I have a couple of other thoughts: Why did he have to bring a gun? He could have simply hurled racist slurs at the protesters and made racist signs and even maybe threw a few punches. Why did he need to bring a gun across state lines? Why is everyone arguing Wisconsin gun laws? He is a citizen of I...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year

seb146 wrote:
Monster or not, that certainly paints a picture. This is what writing is supposed to be. I don't even like reading much, but I would buy that book.
You just said more about yourself than any of us wanted to know.

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3615

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

You may not have copped on to the pattern, but the constant swing back and forth in Congress is because every couple years the center decides the party in power isn’t getting it done and opts for the other. It’s a race to the bottom at this point. My thought is the center (myself included) don't wa...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year

Not to mention that Maxwell didn't learn much of importance at Oxford. Why did she think that she could hide at a mansion in New Hampshire? If she'd an ounce of sense, she would've left the country while she could.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF F-35 crash
Replies: 17
Views: 4085

Re: RAF F-35 crash

I wonder if the UK will order a replacement or not?

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