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by NIKV69
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2583

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

That is very curious. The news report I heard on my local news radio station reported a heavy-set black man. But, I haven’t heard or read that anywhere else. Edit, again: CNN has him as a 5’5” heavy-build black man. https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/brooklyn-subway-shooting-nyc/index.html Presser go...

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by NIKV69
Tue Apr 12, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2583

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

Hands up anyone surprised what happens in this city :!: Not surprised at all. NYC is a very dangerous place. I am very curious, there seems to be a photo of the gunman taken by a witness with their phone but they won't release it. https://abcnews.go.com/US/multiple-shot-separate-incidents-involving...

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by NIKV69
Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12583

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Aaron747 wrote:

Even if so, losing million$ is not chump change at his age with his expenses.


Will Smith is not a fool he has plenty of money to live on. Like I said in a years time he will be back working since his work will get the most viewership.

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by NIKV69
Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmation Tower Proposed for New York City as Symbol of Equity
Replies: 11
Views: 1582

Re: Affirmation Tower Proposed for New York City as Symbol of Equity

PixelPilot wrote:
Another example how to make money by screaming something that will rally a group of people behind your idea.


NYC has many other pressing issues at the moment I wish they would address or nobody will be visiting soon.

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by NIKV69
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12583

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Kiwirob wrote:

Plus a huge cut in income, he’s been dropped from projects at Sony and Netflix, more will follow and he won’t be considered for roles.


I get the feeling this will only be temporary.

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by NIKV69
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12583

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61018821


So basically it's nothing but a slap on the wrist.
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scbriml wrote:
Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars Gala for ten years. He's also banned from any other Academy events. He will, though, still be eligible to receive awards.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61018821


So basically it's nothing but a slap on the wrist.

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by NIKV69
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservativism and a new Marxism
Replies: 25
Views: 1727

Re: Conservativism and a new Marxism

MaverickM11 wrote:
You still holding onto that charade? When was the last time a republican pushed for increased immigration? ...Other than blue eyed blond aryans from Norway :rotfl:


Nobody in my family has blue eyes or blond hair and we are not Aryan. This lie is so old it's laughable.

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by NIKV69
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 1989

Re: Favorite Quotes

Come on one of the most famous!

"Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” JFK

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by NIKV69
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 1989

Re: Favorite Quotes

"I've found out how overwhelming the media is and the way it drills things into your head, it's almost like a mind control. If I could control people's minds, I'd like to put something useful in."

Natalie Merchant

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by NIKV69
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden Signs Anti Lynching Law
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Re: Biden Signs Anti Lynching Law

LCDFlight wrote:
I I am not sure crimes between different identity groups should necessarily be a more serious crime than crimes within a single identity group. That seems to violate equal protection.


A lot of people in NYC would agree with you.

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by NIKV69
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservativism and a new Marxism
Replies: 25
Views: 1727

Re: Conservativism and a new Marxism

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-04-04/big-business-and-new-conservatives-are-headed-for-divorce?srnd=premium "The central idea of the new doctrine is that the common good must be forged by active government policy rather than allowed to emerge from the play of market forces.&qu...

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by NIKV69
Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 1989

Re: Favorite Quotes

There are many. "Just win baby!" Al Davis "It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra "Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides." Margaret Thatcher "If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to...

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by NIKV69
Sun Apr 03, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26206

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

VDemerest wrote:
The actions in this video are disturbing, unprofessional and perverse. This profession employs a fair number of oddballs, this guy included.


This isn't exclusive to pilots, come on. Every walk of life has them.

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by NIKV69
Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5575
Views: 361749

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I don't understand why this comes as a surprise to anyone. This is the Russian way of war. This has also been their modus operandi in Chechnya and Syria Only difference is, that it is all now in plain view for all to see, unlike when it happend in Syria. Think of any kind of possible warcrime, and ...

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by NIKV69
Sat Apr 02, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 425755

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern ChinauNd

Is it just me or is this getting weird(er)? My only worry is that the boxes have been found for a few days now and we have nothing so far. That’s raising serious suspicions in my mind. This is a investigation being run by China not the NTSB they won't release info quickly if at all. They have both ...

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by NIKV69
Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5575
Views: 361749

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

lightsaber wrote:

We need to increase sanctions until Russia pulls out of Ukraine. I'm curious what sanctions increases people would recommend.


China and Europe have to stop buying their oil and I don't see that happening

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by NIKV69
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12583

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Will Smith making a bald joke in 1991. Interpret this as you will: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7u9_z7ZSnk Do you think it's possible that Smith and the acceptability of "body shaming" jokes may have changed a little in the intervening 30+ years? Just wondering. You can't censor or ex...

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by NIKV69
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 9784

Re: Word Game Q2 2022

Right

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by NIKV69
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 3931

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

What evidence do you have he’ll support anyone who supersedes him in a primary? :lol: I get the feeling he isn't running for president and he will support the nominee. You don't think he's going to run himself? Until it gets closer I don't think he is going to run for president. I can see another o...

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by NIKV69
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.
Replies: 80
Views: 3931

Re: Trump seeks help from Putin ... even now.

scbriml wrote:

Unfortunately, Trump and his deranged support base will ensure that doesn't happen.


Trump or any voter don't get to choose who runs in the primaries. If Haley runs I am sure Trump will support her because she probably is one of the candidates with the best chance at this point.

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by NIKV69
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2271

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

AirbusCheerlead wrote:
My votes goes to France and Italy


Italia!!

Got to tell you I love Brazil's its awesome!

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by NIKV69
Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Aaron747 wrote:

Don’t keep up on SCOTUS beyond MSM coverage do ya. There are whole blogs devoted to decision mix and who crossed over when.


When did Kagan and Sotomayor cross over?

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by NIKV69
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Brown will rule based on the Constitution and not her own personal moral code backed by a fantasy book. She will put Americans first, not a few extremists. Oh please the only Justice that has been ruling without being extreme is Roberts who was nominated by a Republican. Let me know when a Liberal ...

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by NIKV69
Mon Mar 28, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5575
Views: 361749

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Agreed. He just said what needed to be said. Putin needs to go. It is what every civilized person that consider themselves part of humanity see as self evident. To think or play up to some inpression that this is, or should be a controversial thing to say, is paying the fascist russians way too muc...

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by NIKV69
Mon Mar 28, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12583

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

I think he handled himself very professionally. As for will smith he should be thrown out of that place yet he was allowed to stay. This was up for the organizers to act on and they failed miserably. Everybody in that crowd always hashtag cries about violence and anything they can put their face on...

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by NIKV69
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12583

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

No different from a political rally where speakers encourage violence. Groupthink emboldens idiocy and acceptance of lower moral quality. Everyone in attendance of the Oscars is part of the same club and nobody's going to be the nail standing out from the board in that room. Remember how aghast the...

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by NIKV69
Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12583

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

How was Will Smith not removed from the venue by security? I guess violence is acceptable now. What a disgrace.

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by NIKV69
Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Aaron747 wrote:
They feel differently because they are triggered by emotional sound bites and are too lazy to look into/outright ignore the facts.


That is nonsense they aren't triggered by anything they just feel pedophiles should be punished more than liberals do.

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by NIKV69
Sun Mar 27, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Can you honestly say this person lacks the judgment or temperament for SCOTUS? Never said that in fact I have said she should be confirmed. She is basically another RBG type very liberal and that is way it goes when a Dem President is in office etc. I just took issue with some of the things she sai...

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by NIKV69
Sun Mar 27, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 51
Views: 5101

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

scbriml wrote:

Second consecutive WC without Italy.


I have some close friends from Croatia and they have been comforting me. I tell you we saw it in the Euros where they rode a hot goalie. They defense was bad and they didn't really have the playmakers or passers. They need some real retooling.

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by NIKV69
Sun Mar 27, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

You have to wonder if the GOP is going to love being on the wrong side of history here. What history? Every SCOTUS hearing will be a circus like this, the hearings for the last two was some of the worst behavior we have ever seen from congress. The votes are already there before the hearings ever s...

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by NIKV69
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins
Replies: 21
Views: 1991

Re: RIP Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Unbelievable. One of the best bands!

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by NIKV69
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

I’m not seeing what’s causing you so much pain here. You have political appointees to the SC then you whine when they make political decisions. Suck it up, the SC is still dominated by conservatives. No pain I was just wondering how a woman who says she can't say what a woman is will adjudicate the...

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by NIKV69
Fri Mar 25, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 51
Views: 5101

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

marcelh wrote:
David and Goliath:
No Italy at World Cup tournament in Qatar!

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/60869125

:shock: :shock:


Unbelievable. Euro Cup champs.

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by NIKV69
Fri Mar 25, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

I called out the post because by only mentioning the biology of sex, you denied the psychological gender element. That is not an honest depiction of where the science is. Has nothing to do with the story, the problem is not the mental aspect it's the physical aspect. That is why the swimmers are ge...

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by NIKV69
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Can't find the NCAA policy, and you can't find a study? NCAA rules were written how long ago? Study? Really? If you have been paying attention to the story you would know who feels what way and what party they are from. You project your feelings about how judges will react to some fake lawsuit in y...

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by NIKV69
Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

I had to blink twice at the wild claims about science. What wild claim? So saying a male is stronger physically than a female is a wild claim? Really? Do me a favor when you are going to refer to something I supposedly said use my actual quoted post. Thanks Be more specific about that part because ...

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by NIKV69
Thu Mar 24, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Fascinating...can you be more specific? It's easy to understand, but please don't tell me that when the first case of the female athletes vs the NCAA comes in front of her that she is going to side with the female swimmers? Really? How is the left picking and choosing? How is the left ignoring scie...

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by NIKV69
Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

A Potential Victim? Really? Give me my money. I am a potential Lottery 500 Million dollar winner. Guess you supported the no bail law in NYC too. Didn't think there were going to be any potential victims when the criminal hit the street again. There are some people in NYC that would disagree with y...

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by NIKV69
Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Soft on crime? OMG go back and read my post before you respond. I didn't say that did I? I don't share the GOP "soft on crime" and think and most of her sentences for people convicted of kiddie porn were ok but the one sentence of 3 months was alarming especially since a Judge is the last...

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by NIKV69
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Thinks what exactly? That sentencing should fit the crime committed? Not one that exists in prejudiced minds? Did you read my post #217? Everything including source is there but since you neglected to do so I will repeat she is of the opinion that someone who watches kiddie porn (which is usually p...

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by NIKV69
Wed Mar 23, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Setting aside the obvious that you clearly have no idea what you're talking about... You unwaveringly supported the nomination of man who is known to have sexually assaulted a minor for the same position. Now you care about children? Your position would be hilarious if it was not horrible... Yawn, ...

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by NIKV69
Wed Mar 23, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18355

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Just been watching a bit of the hearing… Gotta admit, Ted Cruz is at least consistent in his apparent obsession with children’s books. Read Dr. Seuss (to an empty chamber) during his maniacal government shutdown a few years ago and today ranting about some books Judge Jackson had nothin to do with....

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by NIKV69
Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7056

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

... this problem. It is difficult for me to get behind an issue when its most vocal proponents are horrible people. While I agree that something should be done about the issue, I also note that we have been getting better at starving out the oxygen from the deplorables category lately. The last thi...

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by NIKV69
Sat Mar 19, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7056

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

It's a sad state of affairs but at this point the only thing that will cut any wood is a total boycott by the female swimmers until this gets fixed.

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by NIKV69
Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4363

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

seb146 wrote:
Everyone hates switching times. Finally something every American can agree on!


Not as much as people on the NV/AZ border!!!!!!

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by NIKV69
Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5575
Views: 361749

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I don't know why people are claiming the right isn't supporting Ukraine. When I look at the news (which I normally don't), it is quite supportive to get arms to Ukraine: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/bidens-timid-leadership-in-ukraine-on-full-display-in-poland-mig-fiasco/ar-AAV4c4U?ocid=Bing...

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by NIKV69
Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 493
Views: 28673

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Mortyman wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Paid the most I ever have for a gallon today. $4.99 hows that hopey changey stuff working for ya?


You have nothing to complain about. Compared to prices in Norway / Europe, that is cheap.


That money goes toward that great free health care you have.

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