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by Aaron747
Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3131

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Its seems to be close to impossible to having a gun, and obtaining an illegal one seems like a very difficult task. Nonetheless a bad guy wanted to kill others and still did it, despite the laws and the difficulty. Which is why this doesn't happen on a near daily basis in Norway. I ask because that...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Investigators: Pelosi Responsible For Jan. 6 Security Breakdown At U.S. Capitol https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/23/investigators-pelosi-responsible-for-jan-6-security-breakdown-at-u-s-capitol/ Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shoulders much of the blame for the security breakdown at the U.S. Cap...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

It is not categorically false. First off there was more than one entry point and this was not a coordinated effort (by Trump or his supporters at least). You can watch the videos below and believe and spin however you want. "The optics are striking: Capitol police stood around as protesters en...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Oh yea just like in 2016 when they said our president was "Illegitimate" it's ok they can't spin their way out of this one. This country is in the worst shape since I have been alive and this guy makes Carter look good so they will get smoke in November. No one said he was illegitimate. H...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

I'm British, too. I like democracy. As far as I can see Trump attempted to subvert the form of democracy practised in the US. That worried me, given the status of the US - world's most powerful democratic nation. I am aware that US politicians are so partisan that investigations they conduct are no...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

What did you think of the primetime commercials in late 2016 that every major network showed with famous actors pleading for Republican electors to not cast their vote from Trump in states he won? What did you think of the members of Congress who urged the same? Should they be prosecuted? What do y...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Wow, so you want us to believe that: a. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan would take the proceedings seriously if on the panel So let them make fools of themselves. Again, if the case is so overwhelming, nothing to fear. No, much better to use sock puppets instead. Very "serious". It has nothing t...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

If I was a prosecutor, and there was no defense counsel or cross-examination so everything I say would go unchallenged, I would have one hell of a batting average. Once upon a time in America, the left would be outraged at such a circumstance. Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? You can do it, you c...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

On the personal level, how can we have a constructive discussion when one side won't discuss the facts and instead merely espouses their opinion, (often presented as fact)? Our nation's favorite "cowboy" Couy Griffin, the New Mexico county commissioner will probably become famous for stat...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of US Flight Cancellations - What did the US Taxpayer get with Pandemic Relief Bailouts to the Airlines??
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: The Politics of US Flight Cancellations - What did the US Taxpayer get with Pandemic Relief Bailouts to the Airlines

It's no secret that the major airlines are a bipartisan 'too big to fail' third rail. Taxpayers got what they voted for.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

This is consistent with comments in this thread as well. Conservatives have been told by their leaders and pundits that something is being taken from them by liberals, for the last 30 years. Now those birds have come home to roost, it no longer matters whether it's true or not. It's a highly corros...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

I am surprised the numbers aren’t higher. I would have guessed more democrats thinking the republicans cheated. I will but I can't speak for anyone but myself. No matter how many times the the media parrots repeat there was no significant election fraud, the majority of American voters believe ther...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

My opinion is that this crusade against Trump is unwarranted. These hearings (read: theatrics) are a distraction from the pitiful state of our economy—unfettered inflation (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61569559) and gas prices (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61569559), and the specter of a ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5847

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Slightly confused here…you’re aware that is how they filmed Maverick, right? I believe trijets is saying it beats the CGI we’re used to because it’s real flying…not just better CGI I get that. It's just that in the trailer the jets don't seem to make realistic maneuvers. It's like something is over...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2741

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

[photoid][/photoid] Well I suppose Biden won't go cap in hand to the pariah KSA next month for all those reasons you cite. Principles! And of course to get back to sports, petrodollars and human rights, I am sure all those wonderful liberal democrat European countries (and the USA) will not go to Qa...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6108

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

WOW ok, I admit I am biased, votef against him. So why many of those who voted for Biden see him negatively? Is it because they are wrong to blame him for this debacle? Its because they were expecting better, not worse than Trump, thats why they voted for him. You all can be apologists foe Biden, b...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6108

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

People voted for Biden because they thought they were voting for a moderate centrist who was going to unite this country. Instead they got a far leftist administration hell bent on further dividing this nation. The result, worst inflation in 40 years that have made Americans poorer and very negativ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2741

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

I've never figured out the US Right Wing love affair with the KSA. I thought they were the party of anti-Sharia and low gas prices? :rotfl: Well it's simple, KSA leadership is not afraid to stand up to pansy-assed progressives and the LGBTQ+Alphabet crowd or the press (they'll even kill 'em if they...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6108

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

It's also hard to say that the ones with the highest approval numbers turned out to be the best presidents. Look at what George W. Bush managed to do with his 71.2%! Approval ratings rarely have to do with the person in office, its about the current state of affairs. If things, like the economy are...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6108

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

luckyone wrote:
Who pays attention to polls anymore? I mean aren’t they just completely unreliable…isn’t that the line we kept hearing in 2020?


Fascinating how they are taken seriously again when they say something that touches feelz.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4366

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

The Great Reset makes the most sense, but the current crop of global billionaires would stand to lose too much to sign off. "The Great Reset" make 0 sense in solving this problem. The current food and fuel price increase and shortage, is ultimate caused by lack of supply as well as logist...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jun 12, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2741

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

Nobody's saying they can't - hello? It just means they will be judged by other organizations for that association with KSA. The PGA tour is just screwing themselves. The more big names flee the more marginalized they become. Once DJ fled it should have been a wake up call. Business links with KSA i...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 82
Views: 6554

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

Yes there does seem to be a lot of pushing and shoving of individuals by fine upstanding citizens onto the Subway Tracks lately. I guess there are other benefits of living in the city though like safe affordable Ubers, Lyfts, and Taxis, unless of course you manage to get in a strangers car by mista...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5847

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

This was Fun to watch !!! Tom Cruise Terrifies James in 'Top Gun' Fighter Jet! https://youtu.be/v1iZtBM23bY I have watched this several times since it first appeared on YT. Just hilarious stuff - almost as good as the bit where Cruise drives around London with Conan O'Brien. It's a shame Cruise did...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Looks like roughly 6x as many people tuned into the Final Episode of M*A*S*H compared to the tune in numbers of the first night of the Kangaroo Jan 6 Committee. Interesting stats and data metrics for sure. And what, pray tell, is the kangaroo nature of the committee? More hyperemotional bluster of ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2741

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

The PGA tour, as well as LIV, and all the players on the tours are all about MONEY. Nothing else. Human rights is just being used to divert attention. When you and a friend play 18 holes on the weekend, you are doing it for fun. At a tour level, money is what drives people, along with the sponsorsh...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Since for you 'truth is very important' care to cite with evidence that capital police died as a result of the riot? And no, based on evidence and official statements, the capitol police officer who died after the riot, died from natural causes https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/bri...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

caused deaths among the capital police Since for you 'truth is very important' care to cite with evidence that capital police died as a result of the riot? And no, based on evidence and official statements, the capitol police officer who died after the riot, died from natural causes https://www.was...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

I'm sure our resident GOP supporters will be heads in the sand with this thread. Just like in the Ohio GOP & transgenders thread. That video that was just shown was disgusting. Or maybe the "resident GOP supporters" don't blindly support an organization, but think for themselves and f...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2741

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

It totally makes sense - taking blood money from KSA is being rightfully opposed by PGA. https://twitter.com/austintylerro/status/1534897593146277889?s=21&t=owTBdap11KzvtI4mpX72Kw I laugh at the selective outrage!!!!! NBA in China... FIFA players going to the highest bidder...every time, and NO...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

The video they're showing is the most disturbing thing I've seen since September 11th, 2001. The people who attacked the Capitol are suffering from some kind of disease that affects their brains. I can't think of any other reason why they did what they did. The terrorists of 9/11 were duped into th...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Truth is very important, members of congress are on the record saying they support the protests outside Judges homes. I will cite the WH position on the protests outside a home https://nypost.com/2022/05/10/psaki-defends-peaceful-abortion-rallies-at-justices-homes/ This intimidation of judges outsi...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24050

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

What to expect: political theater from both sides. I'll get my popcorn. Won't be watching but I will be on election night. Don’t care that a POTUS’s advisory team tried to subvert the traditional transfer of power and POTUS themselves took no action to stop a mob action in DC they stoked as the who...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Recall Part 5,139: Progressive Prosecutor Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 1985

Re: California Recall Part 5,139: Progressive Prosecutor Edition

Even Grace Meng, NY’s only Asian Congresswoman (or man!) sounded the alarms. https://twitter.com/Grace4NY/status/145 ... MZICZy_HyQ Dems haven’t even made any efforts to reach out to the community. Just read this. But yes, Dem basically rely on "Trump bad!" and at times forgot that local/...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4371

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

NIKV69 wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
It’s basically America


No more like Europe. High tax much more government but if you like it you can live in either.


Mmmmkay. If that's your take you don't know many Canadians.

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4371

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

I never understood Canada but it seems the people there seem to be content with the government telling them what to do. To each their own. Except for your last sentence, I feel the same way about college students and most people under 30 in the US today. Unfortunately it affects all of us since the...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4371

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

In my experience, Canadians, like Australians and Kiwis, are excellent friends and colleagues and somewhat less flaky than Americans. You sound like someone with limited experience in Canada. I’m a dual US-Canadian citizen who has lived and worked in both countries and I still have a lot of family ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Recall Part 5,139: Progressive Prosecutor Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 1985

Re: California Recall Part 5,139: Progressive Prosecutor Edition

Boudin deserved to be recalled. My cousin and several close friends still live in SF proper - all are liberal and all voted to kick him out. It is impossible to be an effective DA without PD and public support. The growth of homeless encampments has hardly anything to do with the DA’s office though ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4371

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

I never understood Canada but it seems the people there seem to be content with the government telling them what to do. To each their own. It’s basically America, but less crowded with better public education, less crime, one major sport, and more rational adult behavior overall (less of an entitle...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 78 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 23
Views: 1533

Re: 78 Years Since D Day Invasion

I suppose it's an encouraging sign that many of the popular younger couples doing reaction videos on YT have focused on Band of Brothers, the Pacific, and Saving Private Ryan.

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by Aaron747
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7619

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

The reason why mentally unstable people don't get to shoot up places in the rest of the civilized world (because we have our good share of then) is mostly because they don't get to have guns. They legally aren't supposed to be able to in the US, either. The problem is that so many mentally ill aren...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So was it really a plague? The bubonic plague…
Replies: 16
Views: 2047

Re: So was it really a plague? The bubonic plague…

I just feel like critical thinking and education gaps were exposed by Covid like nothing in our lifetimes. To answer your question: killing 30-60% of the population is not the definition of a pandemic, so the problem with the premise starts there. pandemic: an outbreak of a disease that occurs over ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 135
Views: 6975

Re: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI

This latest story about the election staff giving the NYT the lead to possible connection between Trump and Alpha bank is a big nothing. z It's hardly a nothing when it's a campaign attorney who used a campaign-funded opposition research dossier that was full of made up garbage as a pretext to slip...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7619

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

I can't wait until the right talk about the solutions. Thoughts and Prayers Armed Security Single Entrance/Exit Armed Doctors and Nurses Promising to fund metal health Implement marshal law for those darn liberals Followed by more thoughts and prayers Again I'm so sorry to all the family, friends a...

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by Aaron747
Sat May 28, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ray Liotta Passes Away, Aged 67
Replies: 22
Views: 1514

Re: Ray Liotta Passes Away, Aged 67

T18 wrote:
I knew his name but looking thru his filmography I think Bee Movie was all I've seen. Any recommends for the best of his I should search for?


He was super menacing in 'Unlawful Entry'.

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by Aaron747
Fri May 27, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ray Liotta Passes Away, Aged 67
Replies: 22
Views: 1514

Re: Ray Liotta Passes Away, Aged 67

One of my favorite stories of his was how he initially wasn’t that interested in doing ‘Field of Dreams’ because he didn’t really get it, but he came to really appreciate what the story was trying to do and how people constantly told him it resonated for them. Excellent self reflection to first thin...

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by Aaron747
Thu May 26, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16182

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

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The interviews with parents on CNN are gut-wrenching

Eric Owens with a good take as usual:

https://twitter.com/ericowensdc/status/ ... DrQ_bL-KqQ

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16182

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Our first thing is accepting that the number will never be zero. Bad things will always happen in life. But, to your point....safe storage laws to keep guns out of the hands of kids and red flag laws to help keep guns away from the insane, for starters. How will such laws be enforced? Home inspecti...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16182

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

If that were the case, why not just place a mandatory minimum 5 year sentence on all gun crime and see if gun homicides plummet? No need to disarm law abiding citizens in that case. I'd go for that. But what would that do to stop things like school shootings, acts of rage, suicides, or children gai...

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