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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 52288

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

I don't see any reason to pour 5.7 billions of taxpayers dollars down a sewer just to bolster Trumps macho image to his base.

We could use that money for far more useful things.

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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 48778

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

More news on the Muller probe, this news will be the story that turns the corner on Trumps claim of no collusion. Manafort Shared Trump Campaign Data With Russian Associate, Prosecutors Say https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/us/politics/manafort-trump-campaign-data-kilimnik.html Paul Manafort shared...

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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 21214

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

https://www.google.com/search?q=phone+p ... 8&oe=utf-8
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Phone phreaking
Whistling into the receiver to get the long distance tone so that you could make a long distance (or international) call for free.
https://www.google.com/search?q=phone+p ... 8&oe=utf-8

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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 48778

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Do I think some voters cast their vote for candidates because they were fed and believed misleading facts and stories? I do, but I don’t consider those votes ‘hacked’. The definition of the word "hacked" is just a strawman. If you agree that " some voters cast their vote for candidat...

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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 48778

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

To be fair, those links aren’t claiming that the elections were successfully hacked or the results in any way changed. The articles simply claim they were targeted. Are you going to claim that those efforts were utterly and completely ineffective? Those actions can logically be assumed to have chan...

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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs
Replies: 34
Views: 3841

Re: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs

delivering non-nuclear warheads through ICBMs is a very costly and mostly ineffective way of delivering ordnance. standard high explosive ordnance like "moabs" are way too heavy to be delivered by an ICBM. a MIRV weights much less than a single moab, and has a destructive power (shockwave...

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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer
Replies: 25
Views: 2043

Re: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer

And somewhere sometime in the last 30 years I have been wittiness to racism from whites towards blacks. WoW! There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to accuse this family of malicious race bating. There is no reason to think they knew the person who killed their little girl; the police have informe...

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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 13777

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

A3801000 wrote:
Please, can we try to keep this topic concentrated on a 18 year old girl, all on her own who would love to keep living? Thank you

I'm sorry if I've troubled you or anyone else.

I will make no further posts in this thread.

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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer
Replies: 25
Views: 2043

Re: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer

Maybe because she knew the killer and was afraid of him, so she did a redirection. I can understand height differences and minor details, but race and vehicle being totally different? It's just like witnesses always claiming "I didn't see anything" when they did but were too afraid to get...

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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer
Replies: 25
Views: 2043

Re: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer

The mother was and she had to have known it wasn't true. You know what the mother saw - what ran through her head? Why would a mother who has just experienced her own shooting and the death of her child go of on a political or racist junket? I see no reason to doubt that she believed what she said....

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by salttee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer
Replies: 25
Views: 2043

Re: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer

Sure just like the media reported that 3 White Duke Lacrosse players gang raped a Black girl over and over and didn't wait till the facts came out. As the Mother of one of the accused said "They wanted it to be true" That's an interesting case. It's big news because the prosecutorial zeal...

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by salttee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can aircraft carriers survive anymore ?
Replies: 56
Views: 8398

Re: Can aircraft carriers survive anymore ?

Just to remind everyone. October 26, 2006, a Chinese Song class submarine surfaced within 5 nm of the carrier USS Kitty Hawk while she was operating in the East China Sea between Japan and Taiwan. It was spotted by an F/A-18C and confirmed by the crew of an EA-6B. Modern diesel subs can make zero no...

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by salttee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer
Replies: 25
Views: 2043

Re: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer

Cue Contessa Brewer in wishing the Times Square bomber was white just as much as the NYTs and left wanted this shooter to be white. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVwAKUnbQPg It wasn't the New York Times "wanting this shooter to be white" it was t...

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by salttee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer
Replies: 25
Views: 2043

Re: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer

As a Houstonian, I followed this very closely. First, I pray for Jazmine's family--the outpouring of support to her family has been really amazing and heartfelt here and it's been good for the community on one hand. But the spectre of a "hate crime" and the obvious racially charged overto...

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by salttee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Spy? Or Russophile Moron
Replies: 19
Views: 1869

Re: Spy? Or Russophile Moron

alfa164 wrote:
The CIA does not hire known homosexuals as agents who will operate in foreign countries;

I doubt if that is true anymore. It sounds so 20th century to me.

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by salttee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 13777

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

Her dad has arrived, doesn't look like he flew scheduled ;) But she is happy she is with UN and has her passport back. If she has her passport back I have one question. Goes her hotel have a back door? She can get all the help she needs from the first westerner she encounters. If I were her, I'd he...

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by salttee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Spy? Or Russophile Moron
Replies: 19
Views: 1869

Re: Spy? Or Russophile Moron

dup

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by salttee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Spy? Or Russophile Moron
Replies: 19
Views: 1869

Re: Spy? Or Russophile Moron

So the US is now detaining a Russian citizen, which happened the day after Paul Whelan was arrested. I suppose they'll try and use him for any kind of swap. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/05/europe/russian-man-fbi-arrest-claim-intl/index.html I think the US is obligated to defend this guy, if they...

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by salttee
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 13777

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

This may put the Thais in a real bind. They have problems enough with their Muslim minority, but I don't know if the Thai Muslims are subservient to Saudi Arabia or not.

I sent the Thai Embassy an E-mail in support of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun.

Thanks for the heads up.

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by salttee
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 8006

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

Belgium is a colony of who? France? How do you think? There is one “metropoly” right across the pond. Its capital begins with W. Now - why? What was happening around the Iran nuclear treaty? Europeans wanted to continue trade with Iran, but our metropoly just used its favorite word (that’s still ac...

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by salttee
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Coming of Age movie
Replies: 32
Views: 2042

Re: The Correct Coming of Age movie

Rebel without a cause.

It touched the heart of a generation.

James Dean was cool before there was "cool".

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by salttee
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 52288

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

But why use the Trumpist term "punishing business"? If they're breaking the law by hiring illegals, they're running a continuous criminal enterprise, not a "business".

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by salttee
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 8006

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

johns624 wrote:
salttee wrote:
Belgium is a colony of who? France?
The Netherlands (only half joking).
I was gonna say that myself.

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs
Replies: 34
Views: 3841

Re: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs

The D5 can carry 8-11 W88 warheads that have a weight of no more than 800 lb and a CEP of 300 feet. Once out of the platform it is non guided. As reentry is like 25K MPH, the timing to detonate at the correct altitude has to be quite precise. If explosion has not iniated at the surface, it will be ...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 8006

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

You do know that without your nukes your country is pretty much defenseless even from attack by western Europe don't you?
You'd do just as good to straight up give your defense money to the oligarchs and not even ask for a receipt.
Nobody wants to invade you anyway.

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs
Replies: 34
Views: 3841

Re: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs

In that case the trajectory would be reasonably easy to predict as would the fusing of any warhead. As I understand it, a chemical explosive is of no purpose in a mass traveling at 17kmph. The kinetic energy from the weight of the explosive material would be equal to the blast from whatever explosi...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 8006

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

The defense budget achieves more than people realize, but most defense activities are not publicly known because... you know... that's not how defense works. Politicians get access to that information once they are seated. I agree with zakuivcustom, defense spending in the district holds a lot of s...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 52288

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

I’m sure if you changed ICE’s mission to punishing businesses instead of deporting mothers and fathers who are just trying to make a living, you would find a lot on the left get on board real quick. "punishing businesses" is a peculiar phrase to use here. Why not "enforcing the law&q...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 52288

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

VTKillarney wrote:
So you enhance their mission. You don’t abolish them. Nice try, though.

You're not even taking part in the conversation and you say "nice try".

You're just off in your own little world eh?

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 8006

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

anrec80 wrote:
World’s recognized corruption leaders are just an example of honesty when compared to this military budget.

Oh the bloody Irony!!

A Russian calling someone (anyone) else the world's corruption leader.

That takes the cake.

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 629089

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Cancelling the search for the voice recorder (hence the cause of the accident) is in the same league as dispatching the plane after not conclusively identifying the previous problem(s). Their maintenance crew blew off fixing the plane because it was too complex or difficult for them and now the boss...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Separation of powers
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Separation of powers

My approach would be, if a law is passed and signed, the judicial branch should then determine if its constitutional before it goes into effect. And how would the court know all the arguments for or against any law's constitutionality? To follow your path, why not eliminate the legislature and just...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 52288

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

If a president seriously wants to end the significant immigration stream from Latin America all he needs to do is to direct the DOJ to make it high priority to enforce the laws against employing illegals. Says the party whose members want to abolish ICE. What party am I?????????????????????????????...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 8006

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

The defense budget achieves more than people realize, but most defense activities are not publicly known because... you know... that's not how defense works. Politicians get access to that information once they are seated. I agree with zakuivcustom, defense spending in the district holds a lot of s...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 52288

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Read my post again. It has nothing to do with sanctuary cities or policing. I'm talking about ending the draw for illegal immigrants, easy money. They all come here with the intention of making a stake so that they can go home and buy a house and open a store or other business. Then they get stuck h...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 52288

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

If a president seriously wants to end the significant immigration stream from Latin America all he needs to do is to direct the DOJ to make it high priority to enforce the laws against employing illegals. Then ask congress to pass legislation which would make it a felony to employ an illegal alien a...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 8006

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

And are you sure you will have enough money to operate all 10 carrier groups at the same time? Aircraft carrier alone has 5000 people onboard. Plus it 2 dozens of other ships, including a whole fuel tanker. It’s very costly to operate all that of course - such group of ships needs immense amount of...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 192
Views: 18159

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

TTailedTiger wrote:
Let me get this straight. You believe having the death penalty encourages people to murder?

Where did you get the idea that usflyer said that?
Or are you just trying to be argumentative again?

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs
Replies: 34
Views: 3841

Re: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs

How fast can they do a GPS update? The vehicle will be traveling about 25 feet per millisecond; of course they know the velocity beforehand, so they can compensate as long as the updates can be transacted in a very few milliseconds. They can similarly correct for Doppler shifts transmitting to and r...

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 52288

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

VTKillarney wrote:
And Pelosi is not the Queen. See how this works?

Ah, the Tu Quoque fallacy. The right's second favorite argument (after the Hillary argument).

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 8006

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

What's stopping China from taking over Pratas Island and turning it into another aircraft carrier / missile / radar base?
That looks like a powerful strategic move that would be impossible to counter without all out war.

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GMO crops - good or not?
Replies: 118
Views: 5579

Re: GMO crops - good or not?

https://www.latimes.com/science/science ... story.html

What do you think about this?
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Here's a potential 40% production gain.

Scientists improve on photosynthesis by genetically engineering plants
https://www.latimes.com/science/science ... story.html

What do you think about this?

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by salttee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 192
Views: 18159

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

I am opposed to the death penalty simply because it wastes enormous sums of the state's money fighting inevitable appeals; it is welfare for lawyers. Incarceration is much cheaper. Much cheaper indeed, because they don't get the attention and free appeals that DP convicts get, which got many proven...

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by salttee
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 8006

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

I wonder how high up on the targeting list the Three Gorges Dam would be in such a case.
China has a glass jaw IMO.

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by salttee
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 52288

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Well, let’s see, I’ve been a supervisor in Civil Service, a military commander, an instructor and examiner pilot, a civilian chief pilot at a large corporation flight department. I’ve commanded over a 1,000 personnel, was a chief of 30 pilots and 4 flight attendants You forgot to mention being a fi...

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by salttee
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 13307

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

Yes, kind of is. I’ll even tell you more - it’s common for a total Russian liberal and Navalny supporter after migration to a Western country to become pro-Putin. During 2018 elections, 85% of Russians living abroad gave Putin their votes. I can even tell you how this “transformation” happens. Let’...

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by salttee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 13307

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

Who have they since the armistice? Not counting kidnappings (otherwise we will have to throw the U.S. into the same caregory, won't we?) and little border skirmishes. Do you count axe murders? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_axe_murder_incident I'm sorry guy, but your client is scum; besides, ...

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by salttee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do My Pics Not View
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: Why Do My Pics Not View

Maybe the files are dinged. I'd suggest that you copy the .jpg files to the computer and see if they will display. If they still won't display, you could try to load them into any photo editor (MS Paint will work) and save them again in JPG format, that might fix them. When they're on the computer, ...

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by salttee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 192
Views: 13307

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

I don't believe you said that. He's poisoning people in the streets: worldwide. And who was poisoned and where? Skripals don’t count - nothing is known on that yet. And where are the Skripals themselves? April 2003 - Liberal politician Sergey Yushenkov assassinated near his Moscow home July 2003 - ...

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by salttee
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 3104

Re: Train accident and stupid motorists

Privacy doesn't exist in a public place, accident or not. Jailing citizens because the police said you can't take photos in a public place is dangerous and scary to me. Here in the US, the photographer can cite Rodriguez v. United States and take a picture of the cop that's telling him he can't tak...

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