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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: 45469

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: 45469

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 12650

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 12650

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 30
Views: 1996

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 92
Views: 3331

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 92
Views: 3331

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 1755

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: 92
Views: 3331

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 30
Views: 1996

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 12650

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: 492

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: 492

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: 280
Views: 11780

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: 427

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: 92
Views: 3331

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: 427

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: 14
Views: 3125

Re: RAF F-35 crash

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

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1755

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.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Winter the dolphin
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: RIP Winter the dolphin

Aquariums and zoos should be banned, IMO. Animals need real Social Justice. I swear, do you people even read up on whats been posted? Do you even click on the links provided to look? For the last time, heh right... The Clearwater aquarium is a RESCUE, REHABILITATION and RELEASE facility. Their sole...

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 92
Views: 3331

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

I voted for Biden but wasn't happy with her as running mate.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3069

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Aesma wrote:
Russia is the biggest country in the world, mostly empty. Why does he need to take bits and pieces of neighboring countries ? Yet he does it.
Really! At least Trump offered to buy Greenland, not just invade it. :biggrin:

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 92
Views: 3331

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

I think you are under thinking this "constrained" situation. The conflict I believe is to get Harris out, as in "resign". Too much noise internally in the DNC. My guess that Pelosi will shortly in the House, introduce to either nominate Michelle Obama or Susan Rice in as VP post...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 92
Views: 3331

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Hey Tugger, it appears that M564038 thinks we're right wingers. :biggrin: That says more about him than it does us. I always thought that we were thinking moderates.

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 92
Views: 3331

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

The funny thing about the VP position is that, although they are legally the #2 person in the country, as long as the president is still around, it's a big drop. On a day-to-day basis, I'd say that the Speaker of the House, Secretaries of State, Defense and Treasury, and Attorney General all have mo...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 92
Views: 3331

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Biden and his handlers painted themselves into a corner when they announced early on that they wanted a "woman of color" to be VP.

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 280
Views: 11780

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

All because he brought a gun to a protest. I agree with much of your post but Kenosha wasn't a "protest". Once arson and looting start, it becomes a riot. Most of the people there were there for a just cause. It was the idiots who show up to start sh*t who were the problem. Detroit had pr...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 280
Views: 11780

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He shot and killed three people. He will walk free. For killing three people. His mother drove him across state lines with her guns and she faces zero charges. The "Proud Boys" bought him drinks after he murdered three people to celebrate. They are not being charged with anything. He shot...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3069

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

BawliBooch wrote:
But in the real world, there is little chance of any conflict going "hot" in the next 2 years.

Militaries plan just a little longer than 2 years into the future.

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by johns624
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 280
Views: 11780

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Take emotion out of it. I personally would like to see the punk in jail for life but is there evidence to prove that he deserves this sentence. However if I was on the OJ jury I would have voted to acquit because of how the case was presented. Most sensible people know he did it (perhaps with his s...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 280
Views: 11780

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He shot and killed three people. He will walk free. For killing three people. His mother drove him across state lines with her guns and she faces zero charges. The "Proud Boys" bought him drinks after he murdered three people to celebrate. They are not being charged with anything. He shot...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3069

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

You don't really have to be a member of NATO in order to get help from NATO. It's more a matter of how interesting it is for NATO members to involve itself. NATO was part of the war in the former Jugoslavia for instance. Just like NATO has gone far beyond Europe in recent years. Who in there right ...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 38
Views: 2851

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

I don't care how many engines a plane has. I only care about how many of them are running...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3069

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

And that’s exactly the problem and Putin will try on Baltics if you gets away with invading and integrating the Ukraine into Russia. There is much less of historical record, but Putin and precious of his ilk have used “protecting our co-nationals living there” argument. Not to mention that "pr...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3069

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I don't think that we should/could do anything. Because of geography, a meaningful response is almost impossible. Ukraine is just as corrupt as Russia, but tries to play the "poor, little me" card. It has a population greater than all the western European countries except for Germany, Fra...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

Aaron Rogers along with the NFLPA is fighting any mandate of their employer teams or the NFL to get the Covid-19 vaccines and follow other health rules like use of masks, as part of a strong anti-management attitude by many players on other issues (wanting more money, CTE, bad calls, behavior rules...

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