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by Mir
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 36352

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

One point of the circle is that you have 35 runways available - of course you don't choose the one with turbulence before TD. Even If the runway should cause turbulence ( and it never would since building it to produce turbulence would be kinda stupid just like putting a hangar next to a straight r...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 43646

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

https://youtu.be/as6ZEuo0IrE


Give whoever put that together a raise, because that's about as good a PR move as they could make under the circumstances.
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QF46 wrote:
This is timely, from EK: https://youtu.be/as6ZEuo0IrE


Give whoever put that together a raise, because that's about as good a PR move as they could make under the circumstances.

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 43646

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

OH Man right on! I can't wait to see the sudden and massive orders from AA, DL, UA for 747-8 and A-380 to cash in on the huge influx of new passengers from the ME! Wait DL can probably pick up some good deals on A-380's from EK (do I really have to add the sarcasm tag?) O&D traffic between the ...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Opens New Security at EWR with 17 Lanes
Replies: 11
Views: 3188

Re: UA Opens New Security at EWR with 17 Lanes

Will it be manned with enough people to have 17 check points open at all times? Even if they don't, it'll still save some time due to the setup of the lanes. It's nice to have this sort of thing finally showing up in the US after being commonplace in lots of other places in the world for the better...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 43646

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

avherald has put up a notice that it's a disaster in making: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a67fce7&opt=0 As usual with Avherald, take conclusions with a large grain of salt. It's not a disaster in the making. Lithium batteries in electronic devices don't present the same sort of risk as bundle...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 36352

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

To clarify, by extreme crosswinds, I meant the gustiness associated with that type situation...gusts which can be random in direction and not always follow the prevailing wind direction...delicate managing those with a gently turning runway... And let's complicate things by adding in a mechanical t...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 36352

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

This design is *better* in extreme crosswinds than current airports. It uses *less land* than current airports. It isn't, and it doesn't. Take ATL as an example. Even if you take away the 5th runway, you can still get more capacity from the four remaining ones than you could get from a single circu...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 43646

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

If there were perceived to be failings in security or heightened risks then you would apply restrictions to all passengers originating at those airports; more generally you'd apply your restrictions to one airport or all airports within a specific country, you would not apply them only to passenger...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 43646

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

ExDubai wrote:
angelopga wrote:
What about flights from US to those "banned" airports? Can laptops and tablets carried in cabin?

Only if you fly with an US carrier. Good luck


Not so. Any flight to the affected airports from the US, even on the affected airlines, is not subject to the electronics ban.

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22851

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I have about 0 sympathy for people who aren't comfortable in first class. Seriously get over yourself. When people pay the premium that they do for first class, they are absolutely entitled to expect a certain level of comfort. It's not like they paid Y fares but got upgraded. And the airline certa...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 43646

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

The only other explanation is that US might think that the security at these airports is either compromised or don't have means to do proper screening to identify the suspicious objects. If the terrorists go through, say Europe, it feels they will do a better job of stopping the terrorists. If this...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 43646

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee (so not someone likely to fall in line if this were something concocted by Trump for no reason) has also put out a statement in support of the ban. So take that for what it's worth. https://twitter.com/jessicaschulb/status/8441840712406...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Comey Speaks
Replies: 26
Views: 1178

Re: Comey Speaks

As much as I favor his testimony, it still says a lot that he felt the need to comment on Clinton's emails and not Russian meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Yeah, it says that the investigation into her emails is pretty much done and finished, and that the investigation into ...

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by Mir
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 36352

Re: Why not Circular runways

I don't see how this does anything but reduce capacity in high winds. You'd be basically down to the capacity of one runway while taking up the sort of space in which you could fit three or four conventional runways. Dealing with wake turbulence would also be quite difficult with all the crossing fl...

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by Mir
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Judge
Replies: 49
Views: 1800

Re: New Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

MSPNWA wrote:
Great, another dictatorial judge. A one-man Supreme Court. That's scary. That's anti-American. The judge should be tried for treason.


I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.

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by Mir
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NE US winter storm March 14
Replies: 43
Views: 7637

Re: NE US winter storm March 14

And this KJFK 141351Z 04028G42KT 2SM R04R/4500V6000FT PL BR OVC011 01/M01 A2951 RMK AO2 PK WND 04042/1344 LTG DSNT W RAE13 PRESFR SLP994 P0025 T00061006 Really isnt flyable under normal circumstances That's quite flyable, actually, if you can run your de-icing operation well enough and keep the run...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK
Replies: 37
Views: 1820

Re: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK

That however comes at a perfect time to distract everyone from Trumps lies and problems. Putin takes good care of his puppets. Yup. If there was ever doubt that the Russian government and Wikileaks are partners, this should put that nicely to bed. Trying to spread doubt in this manner, especially g...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office
Replies: 343
Views: 11917

Re: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office

socalgeo wrote:
You actually don't know where the wiretaps come from.


The intelligence community said that's how they got them.

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by Mir
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office
Replies: 343
Views: 11917

Re: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office

It's very clear that there was wiretapping of members of Trumps campaign, and it's very clear that Obamas administration, at a minimum, requested FISA permission to Target Trump personally, while he was a candidate. No it is not. The FBI might have done it if they thought there was reason to. If th...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office
Replies: 343
Views: 11917

Re: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office

This is a link from the New York Times claiming that government intel sources have transcripts of calls by General Flynn during the Trump campaign. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/us/flynn-is-said-to-have-talked-to-russians-about-sanctions-before-trump-took-office.html?referer=https://mobile-...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Tv team in Sweden, pay people to cause trouble in front of cameras
Replies: 23
Views: 1057

Re: Russian Tv team in Sweden, pay people to cause trouble in front of cameras

TWA772LR wrote:
salttee wrote:
Tbh, I didn't read the article. Just the title of the thread, and I for some reason instantly thought of a Jackass-esque show.


I guess it's kind of like Jackass, except that instead of trying to provide entertainment it's trying to destabilize governments.

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by Mir
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office
Replies: 343
Views: 11917

Re: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office

So, it is clear that if President Trump's allegations of being bugged by the Obama administration prove false, then yes he will lose some face, but it will also mean that all of the claims of Russian interference and Trumps collusion with them in the election by Hillary, the DNC, all democrats, and...

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by Mir
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's speech
Replies: 69
Views: 2414

Re: Trump's speech

There are reports on TWITTER (not really reliable)...that some Dems didn't stand during tribute to that Navy Seal. I just watced the television replay, I didn't see anything Debbie whats-her-face is one they were pointing out. Anyone else see this? They are not true. Someone just took a photo of DW...

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by Mir
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's speech
Replies: 69
Views: 2414

Re: Trump's speech

It was easily his best speech, but that's a low bar to clear. His response to anti-semitism was limited to a throwaway "let's get this out of the way" line. He made lots of vague proposals of things he'd like to do - he'd like to have better infrastructure, he'd like to have healthcare tha...

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by Mir
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Navy Secretary Nominee Choose Money Over Country
Replies: 37
Views: 1425

Re: Navy Secretary Nominee Choose Money Over Country

My whole point is that apparently money is more important than country. If that's his standpoint, why is that a problem? If he doesn't want to go into public service because he'd rather keep his money, that's his call to make and I won't begrudge him for it. It does speak to Trump's ability to &quo...

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by Mir
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whitehouse Bans Press from Briefing
Replies: 57
Views: 2754

Re: Whitehouse Bans Press from Briefing

It seems that they want to ban people who they disagree with from the press briefings. No, this is actually more specific than that. Who got kicked out of the press gaggle? Buzzfeed, the NY Times, the Washington Post, Politico, and CNN. Buzzfeed put out the Steele dossier. The NY Times has reported...

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by Mir
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 2009

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

So who is the left wing equivalent of him? Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Bil Maher, etc. Heck, the entire late night TV line-up. Amazing that people who get their news from comedians feel so outraged when someone on the right does the same. Bullshit. Those people aren't cruel toward me...

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by Mir
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?
Replies: 45
Views: 2009

Re: Why is Milo Yiannopolis, a thing?

Because people keep paying attention to him. If they stop doing that, he'll cease to be relevant. I know it's anecdotal: but even my staunchest Rightwing acquaintances think he's a freak. Yet he was going to be the keynote speaker at CPAC until he finally crossed the line by suggesting that "in...

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by Mir
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Traffic Fiasco 2/10
Replies: 23
Views: 4789

Re: LGA Traffic Fiasco 2/10

And now a government solution to a government-caused problem. A fee (or tax) on all taxis too/from airports to get a better taxi dispatch system. Guess you better take the train to LGA ...Oh wait! No such train exists! http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/port-authority-proposing-taxi-fee-trips-nyc-...

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by Mir
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump costing millions with protection,travel
Replies: 59
Views: 2336

Re: Trump costing millions with protection,travel

Maybe you can tell your fellow travelers to dial down on the "Rape Melania" rhetoric? Funny, I haven't heard that rhetoric, and I know a lot of anti-Trump people. One exception: there were a few times I heard it right after the election from some nutcases, and I in fact did tell those peo...

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by Mir
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump costing millions with protection,travel
Replies: 59
Views: 2336

Re: Trump costing millions with protection,travel

As for Melania, people need to get it into their thick skulls that the "job" of the First Lady is one and only one - to be married to the President. It is not to try to interfere with school lunches or whatever else pet cause they may have, so if they prefer to just be at home and take ca...

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by Mir
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?
Replies: 37
Views: 2187

Re: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?

Who cares about national security anyway? The real story here is that Trump has doubled Mar-a-Lago membership fees. The president's frequent visits to the 'Winter White House' have opened up opportunities for guests to rub shoulders with him and his diplomatic guests. What this means is that US tax...

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by Mir
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?
Replies: 37
Views: 2187

Re: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?

planeophilic wrote:
So what role did Obama play?
As the C-in-C who ordered the attack, then sat back and let the pros take over.
Which is exactly the same thing he did not do during Benghazi.


This is flat-out not true, according to the House committee that investigated the incident.

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by Mir
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gen Flynn has resigned!
Replies: 138
Views: 4624

Re: Gen Flynn has resigned!

Donald Trump is simply the equivalent of a wooden shoe that we have thrown into the machinery of a corrupt and bankrupt system where the politicians get rich and the press is complicit. Your 'wooden shoe' is spending taxpayer money on yet another weekend in Florida so that he can make more money of...

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by Mir
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?
Replies: 37
Views: 2187

Re: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?

einsteinboricua wrote:
Is Mar-A-Lago scrubbed clean (no bugs anywhere)? Is the personnel there cleared?


Maybe. Definitely not.

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by Mir
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?
Replies: 37
Views: 2187

Re: And Some Of You Were Worried About HRC's Emails?

And to think that Republicans were flipping out because Hillary threw out an ultimately meaningless number about nuclear response time during a debate. Meanwhile, their appointed savior conducts high-level diplomatic discussions involving classified information in full view of members of the public ...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monday Night Massacre
Replies: 39
Views: 1762

Re: Monday Night Massacre

This is one of the things his voters put him into office for, though - to enact the promises he made as a candidate, and to do so quickly. He's simply carrying out what he promised to do. I think the fact that not only is he following through, but doing so quickly, is what's astonishing to those on...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monday Night Massacre
Replies: 39
Views: 1762

Re: Monday Night Massacre

This was always going to happen. The moment Yates took the stand she did, she was pretty much asking Trump to fire her. And he did. Shouldn't be surprising. What is surprising is how quickly it was done. Trump had to know what the optics of this would be, he could have summoned her to the White Hous...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon
Replies: 62
Views: 2784

Re: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon

Just consider this for a moment: The CIA told the President of the United States in t the "credible enough" report that the executive vice president of the Trump Organizations and special counsel to Trump himself, traveled to Prague to meet with Russian officials in August. It also claime...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 12220

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

The list of countries in the ban was made a year or so ago by the Obama administration, and is based on whether there are resources in that country that can provide a reasonably trustworthy verification of a person's identity. This is not true. The list of countries had nothing to do with the resou...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon
Replies: 62
Views: 2784

Re: Trump Excluding The DNI, Chair Of Joint Chiefs In Favor Of Bannon

when the CIA included unverified opposition research from the Rubio and Clinton campaigns in a national security briefing to President Obama and the 8 leading Senators and Congress people for national security, that contained explosive and unproven allegations of very unseemly activities by the the...

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by Mir
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PICTURES: from the LAX protests 01/28/2017
Replies: 59
Views: 2690

Re: PICTURES: from the LAX protests 01/28/2017

I landed at JFK in the early afternoon and the protest there had already started, with probably a couple hundred or so people outside T4 near the parking garage. I decided to join them, and ended up staying for a couple of hours, and in that time the crowd grew quite a bit despite the fact that it w...

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by Mir
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New executive order - implications at US airports
Replies: 46
Views: 5262

Re: New executive order - implications at US airports

We're way past 9/11 hijackers. What we don't want are the kind of things that have happened in France, Belgium, Germany, etc. Then we're doing pretty damn well, because we're not having those things. Most of that can be attributed to the fact that we're actually pretty good at integrating immigrant...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SD set to drain the swamp
Replies: 26
Views: 1044

Re: SD set to drain the swamp

Not quite sure about all the facts here, as this thread is a bit confusing (so far seems to be mostly people who do not actually live in South Dakota insulting each other, and South Dakotans), but in principle I don't see an issue with refusing to pass a law until further judicial review, even if i...

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by Mir
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps priorities at CIA.
Replies: 60
Views: 2122

Re: Trumps priorities at CIA.

It takes a special level of classlessness to get up in front of the CIA's memorial wall and ramble about how many people in the CIA voted for you, how smart you are, how many people actually came to your inauguration, and how many times you were on the cover of Time magazine. That sort of classlessn...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The illegitimate president
Replies: 164
Views: 6189

Re: The illegitimate president

Sorry, while the GOP has done some of that too, it doesn't hold a candle to what the left does. Look at some of the Meltdowns on Youtube after Trump's win, snowflakes crying that "we're all going to die", "we have to escape", And all the BS about Trump being fascist, KKK, deport...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The illegitimate president
Replies: 164
Views: 6189

Re: The illegitimate president

A foreign government picked a side in our election, engaged in information theft, and then ran a disinformation campaign that selectively released stories to suit their agenda and used misleading headlines and analysis to make people think there was more in the emails than was actually there. That'...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The illegitimate president
Replies: 164
Views: 6189

Re: The illegitimate president

Russia is just a convenient excuse. I think this will be standard operating procedure with the left going forward, unless something changes (internally to them - I don't think we can make them more intelligent). No matter who the GOP candidate is, he hand his followers will be accused of being raci...

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by Mir
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama ends wet foot dry foot policy
Replies: 18
Views: 810

Re: Obama ends wet foot dry foot policy

The simple fact of the matter is that the wet foot/dry foot policy cannot function in the new world of normalized relations with Cuba. So it makes all the sense in the world to end it.

Cubans can still apply for asylum the way everyone else can.

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by Mir
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump press conference
Replies: 55
Views: 1764

Re: Trump press conference

NIKV69 wrote:
Actually that 70 year old man called out a propaganda outlet that ran with a story totally void of substance and got called out on it.


They did not actually do this.

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