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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 43
Views: 2925

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSVFFG_wQts
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One of the worst interviews I have ever seen - CNN's Christiane Amanpour with IOC VP Dick Pound on the IOC's video call with Peng Shuai:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSVFFG_wQts

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 2860

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

safer I have to say this is one of my biggest pet peeves with discussions about safety. I feel like there are way too many questions of the form “Is XYZ safe” - as if there is a “Safe-o-meter” that can give any sort of sensible answer to that question. Safety is a culture that needs to permeate des...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1705

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Virtual737 wrote:
Is mail stil a thing? Is Mastercard still a thing?

Mods, this thread seems to have been bumped from 1978.


LOL we would have been on Usenet then...(OK it started up one year later)

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

What made them violent? Maybe we should focus on that perhaps? Locking people up isn't going to make them "see the light", in fact I believe there are tons of studies that prove that if you turn a man into an animal, they act like an animal. Human society will be judged not on how high it...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie
Replies: 43
Views: 6210

Re: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie

Neal going to the Marathon Rental Car counter is one of my favorites :lol:

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

All violent men and boys should be in jail at all times imo. What made them violent? Maybe we should focus on that perhaps? Locking people up isn't going to make them "see the light", in fact I believe there are tons of studies that prove that if you turn a man into an animal, they act li...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Not sure that's an example of a law enforcement best practice - firing at a moving target at a fast-developing scene where many children are present? Just a tad risky, no? I recall early reports that at least one shot was fired at the vehicle by a police officer but that may have been incorrect. It...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Brooks will end up in jail for the rest of his life upon conviction at trial or a plea deal for his manslaughter of what is now 6 persons and attempted manslaughter for many others. He is being held under an amount of bail and social pressure on prosecutors and the courts that will make it impossib...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

So, this should have been the case re: Nick Sandmann and MSNBC, CNN, et al, right? Sandmann didn’t exercise empathy either. Irresponsible reporting does not excuse his behavior. Sandmann didn't begin 'the conversation.' He and his group were waiting for a bus and were being targeted with racist tau...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight
Replies: 32
Views: 5061

Re: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight

Photo comment: Amazing how oily and dirty PAA engines always seemed in comparison to other US carriers of the period... DB Cooper comment: I'm still not sure what to think after the HBO special that aired last year. There are compelling stories involving some related individuals and some that were ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11591

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

The DA said she suspected it was a strategy to establish error in the trial for later appeal. Not sure I get it - I'm not a lawyer, but there's got to be some rule against doing your own case wrong so you can appeal the result later? I'm not sure either, but I think the defense was trying to someho...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight
Replies: 32
Views: 5061

Re: DB Cooper - 50 Years Ago Tonight

Photo comment: Amazing how oily and dirty PAA engines always seemed in comparison to other US carriers of the period... DB Cooper comment: I'm still not sure what to think after the HBO special that aired last year. There are compelling stories involving some related individuals and some that were c...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11591

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Glad this trial is over with. I highly suspect the defense attorney, made such racist remarks, in order to get his clients convicted. He probably couldn't stomach them as well. He had a public Facebook page that showed he didn't have a racist bone in him. Yet at the trial all of sudden he made raci...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Foreign Pilot Jobs in The USA

Do these applications get fast-tracked? I can tell you USCIS is severely backed up - many work permit renewals are running a year or more behind schedule.

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?
Replies: 30
Views: 2860

Re: After mandated changes, are MD-11's now safe?

My father was friends with a CEO of a major airline. They were visiting each other once and I heard the CEO say: "Safety is about how many fatalities we can suffer in a year and still convince the traveling public that we are "safe." I was surprised by his comment which seemed to me ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11591

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

MSNBC and Joy Reid still are not happy even with the verdict going their way. Forget MSNBC nonsense. Decent people everywhere are just unhappy that lynchings are still a thing in 2021. Lynchings? Really? What these clowns in Georgia did was wrong and they are going away for it. This isn't the 1960s...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 7411

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

It ended in 1999 but was revived in April 2001 and ran until September 2001. The final routing in 2001 was LAX-HKG-DEL-LHR-IAD-LAX in both directions. UA1/2. UA 1/2 operated as LAX-JFK-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX-JFK, not via IAD. The JFK-LHR-DEL-HKG sectors were flown on a 767-300ER (as well as HKG-DEL-LHR-JF...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I would advise folks like him: "You stop learning when you begin every conversation from a place of politics. You start learning when you begin every conversation from a place of empathy." So, this should have been the case re: Nick Sandmann and MSNBC, CNN, et al, right? Sandmann didn’t e...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I would advise folks like him: "You stop learning when you begin every conversation from a place of politics. You start learning when you begin every conversation from a place of empathy." So, this should have been the case re: Nick Sandmann and MSNBC, CNN, et al, right? Liberals only vie...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14265

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

They didn't shove a gun in anyone's face, stop making shit up. What do you mean "people like you?" It is racist of you to assume that if I see a black person running I assume he committed a crime. In this case he got what he deserved. He was witnessed casing out a house, was confronted an...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11591

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

stratosphere wrote:
MSNBC and Joy Reid still are not happy even with the verdict going their way.


Forget MSNBC nonsense. Decent people everywhere are just unhappy that lynchings are still a thing in 2021.

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11591

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

MSNBC and Joy Reid still are not happy even with the verdict going their way. Of course not, it doesn't get people all fired up and pissed at each other. I don't know how she has a career she is so evil. She has a career because muckraking sells - same can be said of Tucker Carlson and anyone with ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

So wait...I heard that this guy had comitted a crime and was fleeing the scene. In the ensuing police chase he drove through the barriers for the parade and...well we know what happened. Has this been disproven? I had thought that at first as well. Police and media have reported it was intentional....

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I'm getting really annoyed with the response of this when all I am trying to do is gather information. I watched Ben Shapiro and he was having a field day about him being black and rapping about not liking Trump. Funny enough the Rittenhouse video made no mention about him being white and looking l...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 9459

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Suicide https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/brian-laundrie-autopsy/index.html "Chris and Roberta Laundrie have been informed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide," said attorney Steven Bertolino. This one is closed. So much pain for the...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Army Veteran's House in Tennessee Burned Down - Possible Hate Crime
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: Army Veteran's House in Tennessee Burned Down - Possible Hate Crime

Here's to hoping a doorbell camera caught something or someone in the neighborhood that night. Terrible tragedy and it could definitely be a hate crime. Tennessee does have hate crime laws on the books. https://chattanoogalaw.org/pages/info-hate Finally, in 2008 Tennessee passed a comprehensive pie...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Army Veteran's House in Tennessee Burned Down - Possible Hate Crime
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Army Veteran's House in Tennessee Burned Down - Possible Hate Crime

Pretty strange case here - family is notified while on vacation that their house is on fire, they come back home, and law enforcement informs them someone prominently spraypainted a racial slur on their pool wall. This is noteworthy because the family is an interracial couple - the husband is a US A...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14265

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

https://youtu.be/do7sbWaZstQ
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The kid’s interview with hyperemotional Tucker dropped last night:

https://youtu.be/do7sbWaZstQ

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1688

Re: Washington State Ferry System

Back in my shipping company days, a permanent job with WSF was very desirable. Sailing wages and home every night was pretty unique in the business. But old boats are like old airliners. They break down a lot. Pretty much all US Flagged commercial vessels must go on dry dock every 5 years. Similar ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985

Aaron747 - the articles you listed don't explain why the Chinese and other countries are building new coal plants. Nobody in Western Europe or North America is. We are still closing them. From Reuters https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/chinas-overseas-coal-power-retreat-could-wipe-out-50-bln-i...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14265

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Whataboutism. No. People keep saying that Rittenhouse had no reason to be there. The same could be said for the other three. They weren't civil rights activists, they were low level criminal sh*t starters. Once again, people are getting carried away by what they wish the law was, or what they thoug...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14265

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. Sooooo you didn't watch the trial nor the video documentary I posted. This tells that you don't really care about facts. The left does not care about facts or even video evidence. You kn...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

If it had been a white Trump voter it would of been all over the news. But a white hating, Trump hating, BLM activist and life time criminal gets called a "person of interest". 1. It was all over the news, like literally 2. ‘Person of interest’ is typically a direct quote from law enforce...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14265

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Fact: in English, we use ‘would not HAVE been’ in past perfect unreal conditionals. The contraction 'would've' (for would have) sounds like 'would of' when spoken and many people didn't pay attention in school. Don’t I know it...punchy from all the errors I caught in work product today. :hypnotized:

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3666

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

The most disliked VP in history. I hope and pray she's the Democratic candidate next time around. It will be McGovern all over again. Methinks one might benefit from reading more history: before becoming the worst President, Andrew Johnson took the VP oath while visibly drunk. Spiro Agnew had to re...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

johns624 wrote:
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.


On the A-team obviously :D

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14265

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

cairns wrote:
"CNN is centrist." Nearly spit my coffee on the keyboard over that one.


Compared to MSNBC or CBS? Unquestionably so. There are many progressives who call for deplatforming CNN’s ‘corporate agenda’.

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985

Here is what I don't understand - quote from CNBC story https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/22/climate-how-to-navigate-the-energy-transition-away-from-fossil-fuels.html “We see solar and wind being the cheapest source of new energy for more than two-thirds of the world’s population now and rapidly acceler...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14265

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Come on man. Grammar police? Is everybody around the world required to use flawless English now? It was the repeat of the error that caught my eye. I didn’t say anything about perfection - this is basic 3rd grade English! Maybe to you but again a big chunk of this planet doesn't use English in 3rd ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14265

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

They would not of been shot and killed if they did not show up to a riot. They would not of been shot if they did not attack a person in possession of a firearm.....Facts Fact: in English, we use ‘would not HAVE been’ in past perfect unreal conditionals. Come on man. Grammar police? Is everybody ar...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14265

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He can't be tried in a criminal court for manslaughter. A wrongful death case in a civil suit won't go anywhere. The suit would have to be filed in Kenosha, WI. I seriously doubt a jury pool there would be sympathetic. He can be sued in Civil Court for wrongfui death. The burden of proof is lower i...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA GOP Senate Candidate Out After Personal Problems Get Too Messy
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: PA GOP Senate Candidate Out After Personal Problems Get Too Messy

PixelPilot wrote:
Medieval mentality.
Hard to believe people like this exist in 2021 (past the obvious regions where this is cultivated).


Fact-free mentality too, since humans and dinosaurs never coexisted :lol:

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

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. If it had been a white Trump voter it would of been all ove...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA GOP Senate Candidate Out After Personal Problems Get Too Messy
Replies: 10
Views: 623

PA GOP Senate Candidate Out After Personal Problems Get Too Messy

Sean Parnell’s campaign has collapsed in Pennsylvania. A judge has ruled against him in a custody case, citing prior accusations of domestic abuse from Parnell’s estranged wife. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/582687-sean-parnell-suspends-pennsylvania-senate-bid This idiot’s campaign got natio...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4082

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

Two CONSERVATIVE contributors to Fox have resigned over Carlson's piece https://thehill.com/homenews/media/582573-two-fox-news-contributors-quit-over-tucker-carlsons-jan-6-documentary Why stress "conservative"? All contributors to FOX are conservatives, even if not all of them are batshit...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985

Here is what I don't understand - quote from CNBC story https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/22/climate-how-to-navigate-the-energy-transition-away-from-fossil-fuels.html “We see solar and wind being the cheapest source of new energy for more than two-thirds of the world’s population now and rapidly acceler...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3666

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

To win national office you have to appeal to independents not just members of your own party. She is fringe and refuses to move to the middle. We are seeing this rejected time and time again like we did in Virginia. The in your face, far left AOC MSNBC stuff is being rejected time and time again. I...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 6206

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/f ... electronic
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Crude oil prices have reversed and are trending sharply down. $7 correction since last week:

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/f ... electronic

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Apparently this dirtbag, apart from his other criminal acts, had a since taken down fb account where he spewed a lot of bile about wanting to kill white people and how to claim self-defense to get away with it. If so, this is essentially a hate crime but I doubt the MSM will ever report on it that ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4629

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I don't get why an acquittal of a white on white crime case would stoke racial tensions. Unless you are using it for an agenda. Easy, because in Wisconsin, self defense defense only seems to work for certain people: white dude in Kenosha was trafficking girls, arrested for sex abuse and released w/...

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