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by Newark727
Mon May 03, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 2636

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

Last week I went to a night photoshoot at the Southern California Railway Museum - never done anything like this before, but it was great fun. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51139265473_d40657d3d1_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51138372982_23ff16e3b8_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.c...

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by Newark727
Mon May 03, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1836

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

I don't think a 6-year-old is old enough to really understand a punishment like that in a constructive way. Just scares 'em.

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by Newark727
Mon May 03, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 13832

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

The biggest deterrent to more vaccinations is there presently is NO incentive to be vaccinated. You get vaccinated, a nice CDC form signed saying you’re vaccinated on xx date. Two weeks later, it gets you ZERO—Fauci is still saying wear masks, TSA still mask rules, towns in my state are overruling ...

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by Newark727
Sat May 01, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 5901

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

AirPacific747 wrote:
The solution to this could be a project called Holochain. In a way it’s a technology beyond blockchain. They’ve even patented their technology as a defensive measure.


How do you get all the bitcoin evangelists and speculators to switch over?

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 2144

Re: Search Warrants on Giuliani

If you've got no problem with going after Giuliani, why are you concern trolling about Hunter Biden in the thread about Giuliani?

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5669

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Assuming your idea is true, wouldn't that mean the problem lies in American education system instead of Hollywood media? Bingo! See post no. 10 I see! We'd better get to work then. It's been proven that kids learn better on a full stomach, so we need to expand the guaranteed school lunch program an...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 5901

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

I mean yes, I'm worried about the crypto that most people are using right now. But as I understand it, it's an issue with any of the ones using proof-of-work.

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5669

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Also, allow me to play the world's smallest violin for the guy who apparently thinks his media ought to be portraying drug addicts more negatively? Can't have anyone thinking of those junkies as people...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5669

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Most foreigners are not as gullible as American youth. Why is that you think? See reply to Seb below. Why are there no mass shootings in other nations that consume American content? Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Iceland, Canada? As previously stated, for the most part foreigners are more intellige...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 2144

Re: Search Warrants on Giuliani

Rudy is now claiming the DOJ's warrant was 'unconstitutional' and that it wasn't necessary because 'they got it from the iCloud'. :rotfl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVZnFbYr0IU Remember folks, this is the same Rudy cybersecurity genius (who bilked other governments of $$$ for his 'expertise') ...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 5901

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

It's a well known argument against bitcoin. However, try to compare it to how much electricity banks around the world are wasting. Gonna zero in on this for a second: https://www.statista.com/statistics/881541/bitcoin-energy-consumption-transaction-comparison-visa/ https://www.bbc.com/news/technolo...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 511
Views: 127536

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

Have any of the 4 Interjet A321 left CNO. Checked again today - there's one Interjet A321 at the SW corner of the field, and three Airbuses (two A320s and one I didn't identify) on the north flight line. But I also spotted a fifth Interjet Airbus inside one of the hangars at Threshold Aviation at t...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5669

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

It's one link in a long chain. And, just like the guns you'll insist aren't part of the problem, it's protected by a constitutional amendment.

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 5901

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Personally I'm skeptical of the whole thing - the prices of most of the cryptos have proven super easy to manipulate in the past, and the whole "mining" gimmick wastes a ton of electricity

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 186812

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Flightaware is showing an Avelo 737-800 flying BUR-PSC right now, but I thought the first revenue flight was scheduled for tomorrow. What is it doing, some kind of proving run?

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6124

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

They can’t win under the Constitutional rules... The most recent election would seem to disagree with you. While undeniably true, why the rush to bring sure thing Democrat PR and DC as states—pack the Senate. Why pack the courts because you haven’t been able to assuredly win the Senate after decade...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6124

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

As the Democrats have moved left, they are the ones who have been shedding voters outside of major cities. They can’t win under the Constitutional rules, so they’re hell bent on changing them to favor themselves. I’d call that unconstitutional by people who claim to embrace it. Experience in my sta...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6124

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

As was it their right to do so. As Obama said, “elections have consequences”. It seems as though the only argument you're willing to come back to in this thread is "they did it and it was okay, because they had the power to do it." Which is effectively an argument in favor of the Democrat...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2677

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

I think we've reached the point in CA where it almost doesn't matter who the Governor is. The institutional rot, the corruption, the entrenched leftism in the state legislature and courts is close to irreversible. Recall him, change your underwear, then CA keeps doing the same stupid shit that got ...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6124

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

The hoodwinked were the Democrats who, on the pay of Goldman Sachs and Silicon Valley, abandoned their core voters were ran to Trump’s messsge. Working class voters had enough of Dem lies. How else can you explain the 2016 vote? Interesting to bring up those names specifically, given that SV billio...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6124

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

The hoodwinked were the Democrats who, on the pay of Goldman Sachs and Silicon Valley, abandoned their core voters were ran to Trump’s messsge. Working class voters had enough of Dem lies. How else can you explain the 2016 vote? Interesting to bring up those names specifically, given that SV billio...

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6124

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

So, how many Democrats have approved Republican nominees? It goes two ways on this street. Happened all the time until a few years ago. IIRC all of Bush's nominees got Dem votes. Roberts got 23 and Alito got 3. So in other words Roberts got more votes from the opposition party than the Republican p...

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6124

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
So, how many Democrats have approved Republican nominees? It goes two ways on this street.


Happened all the time until a few years ago. IIRC all of Bush's nominees got Dem votes.

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6124

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

Well, “following the law” was the standard and no where does McConnell or any other politicians pronouncements rise to being legal precedents. The only law that counts is the Constitution—President appoints, Senate approves. I might agree that more justices could be an improvement, BUT what your lo...

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 6124

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

Actually, the Judiciary Act of 1869 set the composition on the SCOTUS, at 1 Chief Justice and 8 Associates. What you’re suggesting is overturning 162 years of precedence and settled law. But, as Bill Maher said, the young are the most gullible generation. Precedent is a shifty concept though, isn't...

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 511
Views: 127536

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

MDW22L31C wrote:
Have any of the 4 Interjet A321 left CNO.


Last time I was there I saw one A321 at the SW corner of the field, and three Airbus tails by the north parking area.

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-46 Pegasus?
Replies: 104
Views: 9684

Re: C-46 Pegasus?

acecrackshot wrote:
There is a flyable one in Bolivia I'd love to get my greedy hands on.


I think Everts still has one flying out of Fairbanks too.

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-46 Pegasus?
Replies: 104
Views: 9684

Re: C-46 Pegasus?

bikerthai wrote:
Why not order more C-40 combi?

bt


Aren't they? I feel like I read about a couple being prepared for the Marines from secondhand 737-700s.

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-46 Pegasus?
Replies: 104
Views: 9684

Re: C-46 Pegasus?

Didn't the USAF purchase a KC-135 transport aircraft without tanking equipment called the C-135? I'm a little hazy on that but I think those were mainly a holdover until the C-141 became available? At any rate, I believe most of them were converted to various special mission configurations after a ...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 24904

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

It was impossible for Chauvin to get a fair trial and it was clear right from the beginning. This is the outcome. Yeah, well if he didn't kill a man he wouldn't be in this position. Killing someone doesn't take away your right to a fair trial. This is why mob rule is so dangerous. Because people th...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 24904

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Guilty on all three counts. It's quite a shame because to anyone who doesn't have any preconceived opinion on the matter knows that justice has become mob rule and that outside factors played the biggest part in this verdict. This case is prime for appeal. You don't know what they were talking abou...

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by Newark727
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 8492

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Yeah then we have the Capitol police officer who shot and killed an unarmed white woman when there were armed police right behind her when at best her crime was trespassing and not only was the officer not charged we don't even know his name and probably would have never even heard this story had s...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3454

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Pretty sad people want to diminish the impact of these events with a catch-all thread, IMO. Even more sad is when a police officer is killed in the line of duty there are never threads about it here. It speaks volumes. Only three replies before the first whataboutism. Impressive. Too bad those poli...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 6654

Re: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?

IIRC Northrop Grumman might have pitched an upgraded version of the C-2

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA flight from Savannah, GA to SFO in... a 77W??
Replies: 7
Views: 3350

Re: UA flight from Savannah, GA to SFO in... a 77W??

Notice that it's not Savannah's regular airport SAV, but SVN - an army air field. This is either a military charter, or the positioning flight after one.

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today
Replies: 19
Views: 3500

Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Threads like this should be forbidden without pics... Can't help with IAH since I don't live there, but here are some shots I've taken of them at SBD: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50231640572_a507614cc5_b.jpg Outbound for Houston in August - smoky! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5068395...

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 128
Views: 12181

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

NIKV69 wrote:
casinterest wrote:
If Gaetz had morals he would have resigned already. He is just pushing as far as he can, outside the law.


He probably watched how King Cuomo is handling things.


Cuomo should go too.

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Denver. Out with the old, in with the new. Feb 1995
Replies: 38
Views: 11139

Re: Denver. Out with the old, in with the new. Feb 1995

Thank you so much for putting all this together! Really interesting.

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by Newark727
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 128
Views: 12181

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

It would seem there are now women speaking out. https://www.thedailybeast.com/matt-gaetz-attended-champagne-fueled-sex-parties-with-other-gop-officials-women-tell-cnn Time to resign and wait for the investigation to be made public. Pfft, resignation is for quitters! Just keep what-abouting and comp...

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by Newark727
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4672

Re: That Didn't Take Long

It's very simple--if the conservative solution to mass shootings only works 12% of the time, it's not a solution. Period. And it's not even "working" that 12% of the time-- the shooter is often successful at mowing people down before someone disables them, with a gun or otherwise. What do...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 4112

Re: Tea or Coffee?

M564038 wrote:
And here we go again with easy-listening boomer music. What is the relevance?


He posted a song about tea, so I posted a song about coffee, in this, the "tea or coffee?" thread. Seems simple enough to me?

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 24904

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

What’s odd is that Floyd could have left before the police even arrived. He was already in his car when the store employees came out and accused him of using a fake $20. Not that you can blame him for staying, but if some shopkeeper is calling the police on me because he thinks I gave him a fake bi...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 8316

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2021

I had a question about the bay itself. I've seen countless photos and videos of SFO and the surrounding bay, but I never see any kind of boating activity. Is that part of the bay surrounding the airport restricted from boating or am I looking at the wrong pictures? While I’d guess that the Alameda ...

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 4112

Re: Tea or Coffee?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I_uLwq3iwI


One More Cup of Coffee - Bob Dylan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95cufW4h-gA
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DIRECTFLT wrote:


One More Cup of Coffee - Bob Dylan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95cufW4h-gA

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 2423

Re: Strange business names

Somewhere in rural Maine or New Hampshire I once drove past the "I Will Cut You Hair Salon."

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today
Replies: 19
Views: 3500

Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

It is regular visitor at IAH. It flies between Latin America/ Caribbean, Houston and St Bernardino as well. It is Cavok Air UR-CKM An-12 in orange/navy colors that replaced UR-CKL which was flying between these airports since Christmas. The San Bernardino flying has been going since around last Jul...

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by Newark727
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 128
Views: 12181

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

I mean, it's true that perhaps not all the facts are in, but you don't ask for a blanket presidential pardon just for funsies. Just because he hasn't been convicted of anything in a court of law (yet?) doesn't mean he's not a sleaze.

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by Newark727
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant
Replies: 20
Views: 1439

Re: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant

I am not defending anybody. Tucker is not an elected official. Doesn't matter. Tucker's on a major cable network that elected officials appear on, and his opinions influence voters (or at least they're supposed to; maybe they don't somehow, but if that's the case the entire cable news ecosystem is ...

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by Newark727
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant
Replies: 20
Views: 1439

Re: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant

NIKV69, I seem to remember you complaining about divisiveness from the Democratic party? But this is honestly some of the most directly divisive rhetoric in American political discourse; it's literally saying that one group of Americans is being "replaced" by another to enact some shadowy ...

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by Newark727
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant
Replies: 20
Views: 1439

Re: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant

It's being over simplified, the Dem party is letting all these people in to try to get them to vote democratic in state and federal elections IMO. Bull. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy of white supremacist hysteria. People like Tucker Carlson spread nonsense about Latino immigrants coming to steal ...

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