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by salttee
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US SecDef Mattis to resign in february.
Replies: 141
Views: 7416

Re: US SecDef Mattis to resign in february.

Every Syrian Kurd is "PKK", at least in their hearts. And from Erdoğan's POV they are out to harm Turkey's interests. Yea, sure it's alarming. If what goes on in the world bothers you this much I think you're looking too closely. You'd be better to stick to the homes and gardens section of...

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by salttee
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US SecDef Mattis to resign in february.
Replies: 141
Views: 7416

Re: US SecDef Mattis to resign in february.

The Kurd region is huge, it spans across four nation's territories. In Turkey it comprises about 25% of the land area and consists of about 14 million people.

You think Turkey is going to kill all these people?
What do you base this on?

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by salttee
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US SecDef Mattis to resign in february.
Replies: 141
Views: 7416

Re: US SecDef Mattis to resign in february.

ISIS was a direct result of George W.'s invasion of Iraq. We put ba'athist party leadership in poorly secured prisons, probably used "advanced interrogation" techniques on them, and then pulled out of Iraq. These were Saddam's right hand men. We took some of the most blood thirsty people ...

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by salttee
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should North Americans be limited to one car?
Replies: 156
Views: 8931

Re: Should North Americans be limited to one car?

With climate change rapidly increasing and devstating the Earth should people in North America be limited to one car? Cars are a huge problem and have contributed to climate change. People do not need multiple cars and they burn fuel and even battery powered cars use resources for parts. If someone...

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by salttee
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Government Shutdown Likely
Replies: 127
Views: 6727

Re: US Government Shutdown Likely

So let's put some teeth into this thing. Congress should pass a law that prohibits lending money or extending credit to government employees whose paychecks are being withheld by government shutdown. The Republicans are just being wishy washy if they don't do that, and we know how the base hates wis...

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by salttee
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
Replies: 68
Views: 4300

Re: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

I'm not "mad"; that's another of your inventions. I just wiped the floor with you as far as debate logic goes, but you don't know it. I imagine that telling people they're "mad" works pretty well for you in face to face conversations (tell em they're butthurt and then tell em the...

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by salttee
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
Replies: 68
Views: 4300

Re: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Who has gotten "butthurt"? LOL You just keep painting yourself further and further into a corner. Now you want to use legal definitions and it is obvious that you have zero legal training. Not only do you want to use technical legal terms in a colloquial conversation, you want to modify yo...

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by salttee
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
Replies: 68
Views: 4300

Re: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

I was using automatic weapons, the term we should be using is "machine guns," and the technical definition is: " We should be using "? Who me? Are you saying that if I word my responses the way you want me to, then you'll be right? Are you serious? It's all so simple, why not ju...

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by salttee
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
Replies: 68
Views: 4300

Re: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Hmm, I'm gonna disagree slightly with saltee, they aren't technically automatic...... That's just a rhetorical trick you're using. There is no official definition or arbiter for this "technical definition" you guys are postulating. This "technical definition" is all your own inv...

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by salttee
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US SecDef Mattis to resign in february.
Replies: 141
Views: 7416

Re: US SecDef Mattis to resign in february.

(rumored) pullout from Afghanistan that led to Mattis' exit. The Wall Street Journal says that is fact. Trump Orders Big Troop Reduction in Afghanistan About half of the 14,000 U.S. forces will return home in the coming weeks, the start of a total pullout that could take at least many months https:...

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by salttee
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
Replies: 68
Views: 4300

Re: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Tugger wrote:
bump fire with just your finger is very wearing on the person physically

Not only that, but who is going to be aiming the thing let alone even looking downrange while attempting to reach harmonic convergence with their shootin iron?

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by salttee
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
Replies: 68
Views: 4300

Re: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Technically speaking Diamond isn't wrong. But other than the wiggle room afforded by "technical speak" Diamond is lying, and you're his assistant liar. Bump stocks allow semi auto rifles to be fired at full auto rate. That's why people buy them that's what they're used for. Go wiggle out ...

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by salttee
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks
Replies: 68
Views: 4300

Re: Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

Not to mention, if you know anything about firearms, you can bump fire easier without one of these gimmick stocks than with it. I know a lot about firearms. Straight up, you're full of shit. Bump stocks turn semi auto rifles into full auto weapons. It's that simple. 1) People who hunt, or shoot pro...

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by salttee
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known
Replies: 75
Views: 4361

Re: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known

The west should seriously consider isolating Russia from the rest of the world as much as possible - blocking IP addresses, revoking travel authorities, suspending visas of Russian nationals, etc. In technology with the era of VPNs, etc. this will be difficult but I believe we are in a new "ph...

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by salttee
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known
Replies: 75
Views: 4361

Re: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known

My point was that there were a litany of bigger factors that made her lost. You can probably pick any random factor that lost her a few votes and blamed it on that. Take out a lot of Hillary's missteps (or Hillary herself) and keep the Russian meddling and I think you would've seen President Not-Tr...

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by salttee
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known
Replies: 75
Views: 4361

Re: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known

My point was that there were a litany of bigger factors that made her lost. You can probably pick any random factor that lost her a few votes and blamed it on that. Take out a lot of Hillary's missteps (or Hillary herself) and keep the Russian meddling and I think you would've seen President Not-Tr...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known
Replies: 75
Views: 4361

Re: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known

It is difficult to determine how much the Russian election interference scheme worked to the advantage to Trump, there were so many other variables as to both Trump and Ms. Clinton in their campaigns that affected the vote. The real issue is the relatively small number of votes in a few states, in ...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-58 Hustler Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 16245

Re: B-58 Hustler Thread

Wasn't the speed necessary to get them off the ground so high that their tiny little mains had a tendency to explode, puncture a fuel tank and turn the plane into a fireball? That's what an Air Force guy once told me. You sure he wasn't thinking about the Concorde, where that actually happened? No,...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 213
Views: 27805

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Doncha think it might be due to the deficit spending and runup of national debt? Investors can't be expected to be so stupid as to not eventually wise up to the boom and bust Republican economic cycle. It looks to me as if the investing class has finally figured that one out.

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by salttee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known
Replies: 75
Views: 4361

Re: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known

On the long list of reasons Hillary lost, Russian meddling is no where near the top. It's proclamations like that which make some of us suspect that you are a Russian troll. You're certainly spewing the Russian line with that vague slander. The reason Hillary lost support from the deplorable types ...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-58 Hustler Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 16245

Re: B-58 Hustler Thread

Wasn't the speed necessary to get them off the ground so high that their tiny little mains had a tendency to explode, puncture a fuel tank and turn the plane into a fireball?
That's what an Air Force guy once told me.

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by salttee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 213
Views: 27805

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

How does the tax reform bill have anything to do with the status of the stock market? Honestly looking for how the two could be linked. If anything it should help these companies. Maybe the tax reform bill delayed the inevitable? Or more than likely, people are just cashing in their "winnings&...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known
Replies: 75
Views: 4361

Re: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known

KICT wrote:
The west should seriously consider isolating Russia from the rest of the world as much as possible - blocking IP addresses, revoking travel authorities, suspending visas of Russian nationals, etc.
Once we get rid of Trump that task will begin.

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by salttee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known
Replies: 75
Views: 4361

Re: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known

It really is starting to appear as if some of these Russian trolls are residence here as well, recently joined members from nowhere - vociferously vocal about their love of TTRump in their first comments. It has become hard to tell the Russian bots from the actual American trump chumps. Back in 201...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known
Replies: 75
Views: 4361

The scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election was larger than previously known

A report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election which was made for the Senate has been released and it documents the fact that the scope of the Russian effort to get Donald Trump elected was larger than what had previously known. The LA Times has a good writeup on the story although it is being ca...

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by salttee
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?
Replies: 41
Views: 7276

Re: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?

Why own an intelligence asset like this if satellites are "efficient & effective"? Because low earth orbit satellite's time for passing overhead occur at predictable intervals. Thus, the very activity one might be looking for might be expected to occur at predictable times (when a par...

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by salttee
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?
Replies: 41
Views: 7276

Re: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?

Why own an intelligence asset like this if satellites are "efficient & effective"? Because low earth orbit satellite's time for passing overhead occur at predictable intervals. Thus, the very activity one might be looking for might be expected to occur at predictable times (when a par...

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by salttee
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prosecutors: Cohen broke law at Trump's direction
Replies: 58
Views: 3550

Re: Prosecutors: Cohen broke law at Trump's direction

Closely related to this story comes the fact that David Pecker and the America Media company have also caved in and agreed to become state witnesses in affairs related to Trump's manipulation and cover up of news that affected his political campaign in 2006. The information from Pecker's National En...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning
Replies: 42
Views: 2222

Re: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning

I somehow think my statement was misunderstood. And I have to admit that my statement was not clear enough. When I said „we have to keep remembering what happened in Europe last century“ I meant both I) the WW2 and II) the Holocaust Have we entered into a new era with a newly politicized history of...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning
Replies: 42
Views: 2222

Re: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning

"all men are created equal", when in her home country the racial segregation was still a thing. and still will for other 16 years, until lbj came to the office. and maybe still is? i'm not a us citizen, i don't live there, so i can't judge. The subject you're addressing is the human condi...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning
Replies: 42
Views: 2222

Re: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning

tommy1808 wrote:
ah, so you are among those knowing little or nothing about the Holocaust.....

LOL
Thomas you have just removed yourself from any discussion of this subject with me.
And I owe you no explanation.

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by salttee
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning
Replies: 42
Views: 2222

Re: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning

That being said, I believe we have to keep remembering what happened in Europe last century. During WWII, the total deaths are estimated to have been from 70 million to 85 million. Deaths directly caused by the war are estimated at 50-56 million persons. During that period between 4.5 and 6 million...

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by salttee
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning
Replies: 42
Views: 2222

Re: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning

@Justin May I point out that you've left out Hispanics, women, blacks, native whatevers (including Palestinians), the Kurds, the Rohingya, the Tutsi and others too numerous to mention yet too tragic to be forgotten. I probably spend a proportionately excessive time lamenting the plight of the Palest...

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by salttee
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning
Replies: 42
Views: 2222

Re: CNN poll on anti-semtism in Europe is concerning

Over 7,000 people in several European nations were polled in September, 2018. Here’s a few concerning standouts.... 55% of Germans believe anti-semtism is a growing problem, along with 44% in France. 28% believe Jews have too much influence over finance and business. 34% between the ages of 18-34 k...

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by salttee
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ammon Bundy renounces militia, supports migrant caravan
Replies: 14
Views: 1435

Re: Ammon Bundy renounces militia, supports migrant caravan

He was an anarchist then and he's an anarchist now. And a narcissist to boot.

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by salttee
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2124

Re: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020

1992 arch conservative Ross Perot took votes from Bush 1 and handed the election to Clinton. :redflag: Polls at the time indicated that Perot hurt Clinton more than Bush . That's a single poll, not "polls". There is no question that Perot was an extreme jingo spouting conservative on all ...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2124

Re: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020

Was Hilary Clinton liberal? I didn't feel that way when I was watching the news back then. She seemed more like a centrist. That's a subjective call on some issues she was center on others progressive. I think that on most domestic issues she was liberal on most international relations probably cen...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2124

Re: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020

I'm sure I'll be flamed for this, but whatever. I think any halfway decent candidate would've easily won by a large margin. At least you seem to already know that your analysis is wrong ( I'm sure I'll be flamed for this ). Let me explain to you why. Candidates always take a big hit when there's a ...

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by salttee
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2124

Re: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020

DeltaMD90 wrote:
Hillary was the only one that "stood in real opposition" to Trump? Wowwwww, hope 2020 is much better

You don't remember? Hillary was the Democratic candidate and she got more votes than Trump.

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by salttee
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?
Replies: 331
Views: 14389

Re: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?

It's also factitious to say that Nazi Germany was not as much of a democracy as many other countries who are accepted to be or have been accepted as democracies. Hitler was voted in just as Trump was voted in. He kept his promises too. There is no doubt that most Germans thought he was making German...

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by salttee
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2124

Re: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020

I don't get the hate against Bernie. He has the Democratic right just as anyone else to run for the presidency. That sounds great except for the fact that one of the requirements for being president is expected to be an understanding of politics! Bernie knew, or should have known, that he was actin...

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by salttee
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2124

Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/be ... 6a15b765f1
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Bernie Sanders intends to support Donald Trump's campaign once more in the next presidential election.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/be ... 6a15b765f1

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by salttee
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham
Replies: 40
Views: 3222

Re: Fleetwood Mac fires Lindsey Buckingham

There comes a point where the face of a “band” has changed so much it’s time to retire. If someone dies, that’s one thing, but seriously? Pack it in. Gosh, you're just overflowing with harsh judgementalism. What's your point? Fleetwood Mac has had many "faces" even before the time of Pete...

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by salttee
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?
Replies: 331
Views: 14389

Re: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?

Capitalism and communism can not coexist on the same planet Now you're towing the Stalinist line. Sure they can co-exist as two separate economic systems. There is no need for hostility as long as both sides recognize that. The world would be a better place if Russia were to build a 20 foot wall ar...

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by salttee
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 - thread
Replies: 24
Views: 2514

Re: MH17 - thread

As long as Putin's around justice for the MH17 victims will not be had. Remember KE007? It took what, almost a decade, and a fall of an empire for Russia to admit they goofed up and that they have the CVR/FDR - and all of the main players at the Kremlin were dead by then. How did they goof up? The ...

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by salttee
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 - thread
Replies: 24
Views: 2514

Re: MH17 - thread

alfa164 wrote:
Are you referring to Putin here? You should be.


Ding!

The apartment bombings provide the perfect answer to WIederling's question.

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by salttee
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 - thread
Replies: 24
Views: 2514

Re: MH17 - thread

*ignored*

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by salttee
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?
Replies: 331
Views: 14389

Re: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?

Scorpius wrote:
I firmly believe that capitalism is a vicious system that must be eradicated.

With that, you've painted yourself into the same corner that the SU was trapped in for 70 years.

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by salttee
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manafort FUBAR
Replies: 21
Views: 1567

Re: Manafort FUBAR

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46382722
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There also was a raid at one of Trump's favorite banks.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46382722

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