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by Virtual737
Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

OK, regular, we are forced to do a descrition....In this case, I do not want to steel the "surprise"... https://www.reddit.com/r/CombatFootage/comments/t1arzk/ukrainian_driver_finds_himself_in_a_middle_of/ War is shit. Wow. It's like something from a movie, but instead its the reality of ...

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by Virtual737
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

One thing that I cannot help but notice while watching the evacuation of Ukraine into Poland and surrounding areas is, where are all the feminists? Born in the very early 70s, I was brought up with the notion of women and children first, hold the door open, pull out the chair, chivalry and all that ...

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by Virtual737
Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

When will the American people finally understand that Putin will not allow Ukraine to ever join NATO? If he loses this, it's all but certain that they will join. Indeed. Threatening them with nuclear weapons when they are not in NATO isn't the best way to persuade them not to try and join. Whether ...

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by Virtual737
Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cinema Shooter Acquitted
Replies: 25
Views: 2590

Re: Cinema Shooter Acquitted

NIKV69 wrote:
sierrakilo44 wrote:

So sending a text message in a public place is wrong


You are supposed to put your phone away in the movie theatre once the lights go dark.


...or get shot.

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

And EU have now closed airspace to Russian aircraft. Link in the other thread.

EDIT: https://twitter.com/TreLarat/status/1497975911580372999/photo/1

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Amazing video being shown on CNN right now of a whole column of Russian military vehicles decimated by the Ukrainians in eastern Kiev.

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

My theory about those two news items (and this is kind of a worst case timeline): He'll initiate those talks, make some exorbitant demands that he knows Ukraine wouldn't agree to in a million years, talks lead nowhere, he blames Ukraine for throwing away the "last diplomatic lifeline" and...

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Not sure what to make of this but delegations (Ukr/Rus) to meet on the border according to Ukraine Ministry of Defence. https://twitter.com/DefenceU/status/1497933773828239366 ... but at the same time he is putting his nuclear forces on high alert, claiming that the west and NATO are being aggressi...

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

There's a fantastic interview relevant to this topic going on with Mitt Romney on CNN right now.

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

So how do you get a single leader if they are not dictating policy? Why can't you have leadership by committee, do you believe that all committee's are made up of those who only have their own self preservation at heart? The history of the world has seen such, you yourself mentioned the Falklands, ...

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

... but at the same time he is putting his nuclear forces on high alert, claiming that the west and NATO are being aggressive.

https://news.sky.com/story/russia-vladimir-putin-orders-military-command-to-put-nuclear-deterrence-forces-on-high-alert-12553278

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

So how do you get a single leader if they are not dictating policy? Why can't you have leadership by committee, do you believe that all committee's are made up of those who only have their own self preservation at heart? The history of the world has seen such, you yourself mentioned the Falklands, ...

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

As an American, I read these posts and intellectually I know they’re offering valid points. I appreciate our history and have spent a fair amount of time in Europe and have positive experiences and opinions of our allies. But don’t ignore our own recent experiences on the global stage. As an Americ...

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Breaking: Germany to invest additional 100billion (!) EUR for defense in 2022. E100Billion? Is that a correct translation? What is Germany's annual defence spending? I get E50.3Bn for 2022, which sounds about right https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/de-budget.htm#:~:text=Germany%2...

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

It is very difficult to have any discussion about even the short term future of NATO when there is still the obvious elephant in the room - Trump. While he remains a potential future POTUS (and how in the world is that still possible?), any responsible NATO member must remain doubtful that the orga...

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

It is very difficult to have any discussion about even the short term future of NATO when there is still the obvious elephant in the room - Trump. While he remains a potential future POTUS (and how in the world is that still possible?), any responsible NATO member must remain doubtful that the organ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 26, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Big diplomatic news Erdogan has announced Turkey will not allow Russian warships through the Bosphorus Straits, Russia’s plan to occupy the Black Sea coast may be defeated: https://mobile.twitter.com/ZelenskyyUa/status/1497564078897774598 This would be big news. Russia being even more isolated. It ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Medbedev treatens to nationalise foreign companies land / assets in Russia https://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/truer-vesten-med-egne-sanksjoner/75476201 Maybe the UK/EU should do the same and use the funds/property to house the Ukranian refugees . I think it may be some time before any western company...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBT_LAW


I would think so. Lethal, compact, easy to use and almost fire & forget.
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art wrote:
How important are 2,000 NLAW anti-tank missiles supplied by UK in January? Will use of Russia's tanks be greatly hampered by the threat they present?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBT_LAW


I would think so. Lethal, compact, easy to use and almost fire & forget.

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Does business or principles win out? Only excluding Russia from SWIFT is meaningful. It stops all large scale trade. It prevents funneling money to shell companies (which is undoubtedly happening). I will play the devil's advocate now. Biden has tried to get gas to the EU. That's about all that has...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

I guess I forgot the link to the update Info Poland will send 10k Grot rifles and Javelins to Ukraine Czechia around 7m euro in weapons and now Slovakia will send 2.6m Euro in weapons and 8.4m euro in other assistance This site is using minute by minute updates and all polish websites are using the...

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New previously unseen footage of UA175
Replies: 17
Views: 2616

Re: New previously unseen footage of UA175

Horrible but still fascinating to watch. A good childhood friend of mine was above the impact level in the north tower.

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

I believe that CNN just reported a threat from Putin to Ukraine military. Surrender or we kill your families. It was verbal and I can't rewind to double check where this came from. Can anyone confirm?

If true, he is already desperate.

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

The British and the Americans poked the bear, let them deal with it You seem to have a real problem with the West for some reason. But you’re totally cool with Putin invading a sovereign country? ...and is also comparing the BBC with the likes of CNN in terms of bias. I'd love to know his idea of a...

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Expel Russia from FIFA
Replies: 31
Views: 3524

Re: Expel Russia from FIFA

victrola wrote:
Imagine a World Cup without England


It's coming home! - sorry, couldn't help myself.

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Russia has just been kicked out of the Eurovision Song Contest. I'm expecting a full Putin u-turn and a withdrawal of troops from Ukraine within the hour.

https://news.sky.com/story/russia-kicked-out-of-eurovision-after-ukraine-invasion-12551440

EDIT: Source provided.

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

By the comments he made today it doesn’t really seem he wants to negotiate anyways. He is in it till the end otherwise he will be seen as capitulating and he will get his head cut off. Indeed. He's accusing a Jewish man of being a Nazi, and now also a druggie. Totally tonto I would say. Yes, Putin ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

https://www.flightradar24.com/AFR112/2aef7b9c https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM824/2aef2258 Also nice to see the French and the Dutch, among others, still enjoying Russian overflight rights. Europe can't even show a united front on sanctions. Germany, Italy & Hungary (possibly others) dragging ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Why should it be neutral? Because Putin cannot be trusted. He's offering an "olive branch" while at the same time asking Ukrainian troops to turn on their own government. He is a snake in snakes clothing with the biggest short man syndrome ever known to man. By the comments he made today ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

sabenapilot wrote:
Why should it be neutral?


Because Putin cannot be trusted. He's offering an "olive branch" while at the same time asking Ukrainian troops to turn on their own government.

He is a snake in snakes clothing with the biggest short man syndrome ever known to man.

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

sabenapilot wrote:
Is it a surprise the Russians are looking at direct talks with Kyiv, and have asked Minsk to prepare for a safe environment for this?


Got to love Minsk being the proposed location. Hardly neutral is it?

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

extender wrote:
To answer your questions, no, we should not send troops to Ukraine. That ship has long since sailed. I don't pretend to be a biomedical expert, nor a foreign policy expert, but I know baloney when I see it.


So what is this weakness and baloney that you're talking about?

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28740

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

F1 has announced the Russian GP will not go ahead. BUT, the statement is less than forceful and includes conditional language that leaves the way open for it to go ahead. :banghead: https://twitter.com/F1Media/status/1497179625625055232/photo/1 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FMcK44lXIAM6TN8?format=jpg...

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Tugger wrote:
They have nothing to lose


Unfortunately I believe Putin is either severely mentally ill or terminally ill. Either way, he doesn't give a damn about anything and there is little to stop him going nuclear. Only those around him would be able to do anything about it, if they have the cojones.

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Looks like Russian morale is low. Some soldiers claim they were tricked into the invasion https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10547573/Ukraine-strikes-Kievs-troops-shoot-five-helicopters-Putins-forces-losses.html https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10549113/Kiev-fall-weekend-troops-encirc...

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by Virtual737
Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28740

Re: 2022 F1 Championship

scbriml wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
Still months away, but I'm guessing the September Russian GP is likely in jeopardy.


It should be dropped from the schedule immediately. Let's go to Turkey instead.


Malaysia please )

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by Virtual737
Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28740

Re: 2022 F1 Championship

Still months away, but I'm guessing the September Russian GP is likely in jeopardy.

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by Virtual737
Wed Feb 23, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-live-updates-russia-invasion-boris-johnson-uk-sanctions-12541713 The guy just can't help himself: "Describing Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "genius" and a "tough cookie", he said: "Putin declares a big portion of Ukraine as in...

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by Virtual737
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Kiwirob wrote:

Training exercises. The Whitehouse have been saying since New Years Russia invading Ukraine was imminent, we're now 2 months on and still no invasion.


That didn't age too well eh?

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by Virtual737
Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Training exercises. The Whitehouse have been saying since New Years Russia invading Ukraine was imminent, we're now 2 months on and still no invasion. Putin is playing war games on 3 sides of a country that it still illegally annexes. He has said troops are withdrawing when they likely are doing th...

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 20, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7675

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

Aesma wrote:
Along with lots of Windsor staffers.


Could have sworn she said "One has COVID" ;)

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Celebrity Crush
Replies: 44
Views: 4464

Re: Celebrity Crush

Kate Beckinsale
Selena Gomez
Emma Watson

The latter 2 when they were north of legal of course.

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted Assassination in Louisville
Replies: 41
Views: 2541

Re: Attempted Assassination in Louisville

Devil's advocate: I wonder if this was less an "assassination attempt" and more of a "self defense" while defending himself during a struggle? Or "but I didn't know the gun was loaded" which we hear all to often when a child is murdered or "I thought the safety wa...

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by Virtual737
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FedEx driver shot at by father & son
Replies: 25
Views: 2195

Re: FedEx driver shot at by father & son

Thanks for the comments. Is it ever lawful in the US for a non-LEO citizen to shoot at someone while they are obviously trying to get away from you, regardless of any crime they may have just commited?

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 12, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FedEx driver shot at by father & son
Replies: 25
Views: 2195

FedEx driver shot at by father & son

You almost couldn't make this up.

A FedEx driver in full uniform had his van cut off and was then shot at by a father and son. Guess what, he was black. What excuse could there possibly be? The perps have been released on bail. Why?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60354950

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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 12, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 504225

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

NIKV69 wrote:
Well Psaki said the attack was imminent 2 weeks ago so it makes sense. :sarcastic:


If only we were still with the last administration where no mistakes were made and no lies were told eh.

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by Virtual737
Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legitimate Political Discourse?
Replies: 38
Views: 2243

Re: Legitimate Political Discourse?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Does anyone doubt, if Trump won, there would have been riots?


After which recount?

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