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by johns624
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: EU SATOC - Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo
Replies: 88
Views: 6690

Re: SATOC - Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo

Kiwirob wrote:

In a sensible world the UK should be part of this as well.
Maybe they figure that with 8 C17s with a long life ahead of them, that they don't need any. Or, maybe they also think that it'll turn into a cluster, like the A400 did.

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by johns624
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: EU SATOC - Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo
Replies: 88
Views: 6690

Re: SATOC - Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo

This whole thing is driven by France and Germany, just like everything else in the EU. They just got Slovenia, Czechia and Netherlands to sign on as "camouflage". The Netherlands doesn't even really have "oversize" cargo since they got rid of their Leopard 2's. Yeah, I know they ...

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by johns624
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4667

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

I've see many (not all) in London and other parts of the UK. Define "many". Less than 5% of England & Wales police are armed . Obviously, they will be concentrated in the major cities. I would imagine the number in Scotland to be similar, but the number in NI will probably be higher g...

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by johns624
Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4667

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

How many countries still have unarmed cops? I've seen armed cops in the CBD of Sydney. I've see many (not all) in London and other parts of the UK. I've seen armed police in Denmark, Italy, France and other EU countries. All police that I've seen in Canada are armed.

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by johns624
Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4667

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Why would that be uncomfortable? Has anyone ever claimed that 100% of all uneccesary police shootings in the US are done by white supremacist cops? Is incompetence reserved for racists? The incompetence, the wild west gun use and the systemic racism are all symptoms of a very ill law enforcement sy...

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by johns624
Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3850

Re: 20 years of the Euro

As long as I can get my Timmy's and Molson's, eh? I don't see the US allowing money with the Queen and I doubt Canada wants a genocidal racist like Jackson on theirs. So maybe we nix them both for William Shatner or Alex Trebec I guess if racists are out, no FDR, either. Maybe Eisenhower? Or Meghan...

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by johns624
Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4667

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

What do you mean, I only asked him a question? As this is an international forum, and if he meant something else by his comment regarding the police officers skin color, maybe he should make his point a bit clearer for us poor non-native speakers? What? Are you uncomfortable with black people worki...

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by johns624
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4667

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

But in this case I even question the need for it to be an immediate armed response. He’s swinging a bike lock that looks to be about a foot long at most, in a confined space and he’s already backing himself into a clever. Surround him (there was no shortage of officers on scene) and take him down w...

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by johns624
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3850

Re: 20 years of the Euro

Meh, buying my cerveza and tacos without having to switch currencies is much more interesting than the whole economics of it all :biggrin: As long as I can get my Timmy's and Molson's, eh? I don't see the US allowing money with the Queen and I doubt Canada wants a genocidal racist like Jackson on t...

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by johns624
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4667

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

FlapOperator wrote:
M564038 wrote:
What? Are you uncomfortable with black people working as police officers?


If that's what you got from that statement, I'd respectfully suggest that you refrain from posting in your non-native language.
I agree.

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by johns624
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3850

Re: 20 years of the Euro

ACDC8 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
I could maybe see Canada but Mexico's economy is too different (and screwed up) to include them in it.

Meh, buying my cerveza and tacos without having to switch currencies is much more interesting than the whole economics of it all :biggrin:
As long as I can get my Timmy's and Molson's, eh?

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by johns624
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3850

Re: 20 years of the Euro

ACDC8 wrote:
I just wish Canada, Mexico and the US would come up with the same thing.
I could maybe see Canada but Mexico's economy is too different (and screwed up) to include them in it.

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by johns624
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4667

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

seb146 wrote:
"no good reason" being they shoot and kill unarmed dark skinned people. The suspect they were shooting at in the mall was unarmed, just for reference.
You do know that the cop who shot both people was Black and a BLM supporter, don't you?

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by johns624
Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread
Replies: 465
Views: 4417

Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying. You must be petrified every time you fly. I'm the same way. I'm afraid of heights but being on a plane doesn't bother me in the least. My brother (a retired DL CAPT) is also like that. He says it isn't so much a fear of...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29759

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Am I the only one who thinks that with the mainland tightening the screws on HK, that the days of CX's heyday are in the past and it'll die a slow, lingering death?

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by johns624
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5955

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

This case also brings up another serious issue that needs to be discussed, the larger social issues that led too many of the young women to be entrapped in Epstein's sexual exploitation. We need in the USA and elsewhere far more comprehensive sexual health education, to include ways to avoid being ...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5955

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Maxwell has been found Guilty https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/29/us/ghislaine-maxwell-trial-wednesday/index.html A jury in a New York federal court has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts related to her role in Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of minor girls between 1994 and 2004. Maxwel...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beloved John Madden has passed away
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: Beloved John Madden has passed away

StarAC17 wrote:
[ We are all a bunch of aviation crazy people but I think there are many people out there who won't set foot on a plane if they don't have to.
There's one prolific poster here who is afraid to fly. He let it slip one time. Of course, Non-av is the only section he posts in.

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by johns624
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beloved John Madden has passed away
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: Beloved John Madden has passed away

I always liked him. He had his own schtick, but unlike Bradshaw's, it was genuine. That being said, I thought that he died awhile ago.

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by johns624
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Typhoon Shoots Down Drone
Replies: 33
Views: 3614

Re: RAF Typhoon Shoots Down Drone

My point was that if some of the NATO air forces were running short of munitions during this limited engagement, if the balloon ever went up, they'd be in real trouble.

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by johns624
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short haul climb and cruise question...
Replies: 16
Views: 2155

Re: Short haul climb and cruise question...

I just flew a DL 321 DTW-LGA. We climbed to FL370, were there only a couple of minutes and then started our descent.

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by johns624
Mon Dec 27, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sportsbook wars
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Sportsbook wars

I don't have much sympathy for gamblers. It's usually just one bad decision in a long stream of them that determines their life.

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by johns624
Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Typhoon Shoots Down Drone
Replies: 33
Views: 3614

Re: RAF Typhoon Shoots Down Drone

What if it were a near-peer opponent?

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by johns624
Mon Dec 27, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Chinese ARJ-21 delivered to Indonesian airline
Replies: 13
Views: 4201

Re: First Chinese ARJ-21 delivered to Indonesian airline

Chinese plane + Indonesian airline = ???

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by johns624
Sun Dec 26, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Typhoon Shoots Down Drone
Replies: 33
Views: 3614

Re: RAF Typhoon Shoots Down Drone

Weren't the French and British running out of some ordnance back when they intervened in Libya? It might not be the cost but the number in inventory that's important.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7964

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

It’s fun the way that any democrat President always has to be more center and cater to “the average American” If you were referring to me, then you're wrong. I voted for Biden. I just didn't like the way he changed during the campaign. It was hard to know what he really thought. I also mentioned Ka...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7964

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Manchin was not the only democrat who had provisions stripped out of the Bill I guarantee you. This is what you have always failed to realize Seb. Many of your policy positions are correct, but what you don't realize is the people who you support do not support these policy provisions. Manchin is v...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 24, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Navy
Replies: 76
Views: 4308

Re: Grow the US Navy

kitplane01 wrote:
My question is .. how would you reallocate resources. Would you keep the current ration of carrier, planes, destroyers, subs, and land-based air?
Maybe you should reread your OP. That is nothing close to what you originally asked.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Navy
Replies: 76
Views: 4308

Re: Grow the US Navy

We need ships with far smaller crew. The total US defense budget for 2022 is projected at $725 billion. Over $200 billion of that is personnel costs. That doesn't include the $ 269 billion the VA wants for 2022. A carrier with a blue and gold crew of approximately 10000 per year is $1.4 billion and...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Navy
Replies: 76
Views: 4308

Re: Grow the US Navy

Interesting. Is there some thing you would change ... move assets or money or personnel or emphasis from some area to another? Do you believe for instance that the navy has the anti-air vs anti-submarine balance right, or would you emphasize one more than the other as compared to what is done now? ...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Navy
Replies: 76
Views: 4308

Re: Grow the US Navy

The Navy doesn't need more hardware than it needs the personnel footprint to man what it has already. It also needs to figure out how to leverage its reserve force like the rest of the DOD figured out how to do in the 1990s, rather than use it for budgetary sleight of hand and Joint manning require...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 379
Views: 30308

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I just read an opinion piece in a British magazine (Warship IFR) about why the French weren't invited to join the AUUKUS defense pact and it makes perfect sense. For the last several years, Macron (DeGaulle Jr.) has been agitating for an EU military force with France in charge, in competition with N...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7964

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Good points! The word of the founders combined with a wild west attitude where everyone must fend for themselves and their family(as shown in the gun cult) No tradition or real culture, only money and power. During the period from 1800 to the present, which European nations were existent from that ...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7964

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

I find it ironic that Mitch McConnell is inviting Manchin to join the Republican Party. First, he won't because he's much more visible and powerful right where he is. The main thing is that Manchin stood up to the President, who is of the same party, while Tortoise never had the guts, balls, cajones...

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by johns624
Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 382
Views: 49122

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

I've been on six cruises and never had a problem with other passengers. Of course, they've all been on NCL and none have been to the Caribbean. All have been on itineraries that favor smaller ships and a slightly older crowd. Alaska, Baltic, Norway, Oz&NZ, AMS-FCO and now an offseason one to Ber...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 382
Views: 49122

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

I just got off the Norwegian Gem. It was a 5 day cruise from NYC to Bermuda and return. It was nice not having to wear a mask onboard. Everyone has to be vaccinated and undergo 3 tests prior to boarding. Once at home and then an antigen and PCR test at the pier. Bermuda was wonderful. Sunny, breezy...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3186

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

Or, like the Texas law, hold those who aid and abet murder accountable. Smith & Wesson, private sellers, or even legitimate gun owners who claim they didn't know it was a third party sale. And, as with guns, abortion is settled law. It was settled in 1973. I don't know why righties are trying t...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 382
Views: 49122

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

I just got off the Norwegian Gem. It was a 5 day cruise from NYC to Bermuda and return. It was nice not having to wear a mask onboard. Everyone has to be vaccinated and undergo 3 tests prior to boarding. Once at home and then an antigen and PCR test at the pier. Bermuda was wonderful. Sunny, breezy ...

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by johns624
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5610

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

I said a quick google search, which yielded this link as the first result: https://www.usnews.com/news/cities/slideshows/safest-cities-in-america?slide=11 Why they didn't put Livonia up there? Who knows, maybe they put the threshold at 100K The numbers still check, though. 13x rapes, 2,5x car theft...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2784

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

All you guys think is, gasp, they’re taking our guns. That’s all you care about. Your right, because my guns didn't do anything. That's as stupid as someone taking my liquor because someone else got arrested for drunk driving. Except that no one is trying to take your (or anyone's) guns. People kee...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5610

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Are there any large US cities that have had long-term Republican administrations? A few spring to mind - Indy, Oklahoma City, San Diego, etc. Oklahoma City - R since 1987 Indianapolis - 4 of the last 6 mayors R since 1968 San Diego - back and forth but several long stints of R mayors since 1992 Mia...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5610

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Disgusting this person lost their life over an item. It Alamo illustrates the awful economic inequality people face in the U.S. People are having to choose between their economic well being and health and then loser their life because of it. He didn't deserve/need to be shot but he was a long time ...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U-2
Replies: 16
Views: 1629

Re: U-2

kitplane01 wrote:
I'm not sure I understand that. There should be a recon sat over just about every part of the earth at every moment these days??? If there are maybe 40 recon sats, each moving (predictably) at km per second ....
Tom Clancy is not a reliable source...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5610

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Are there any large US cities that have had long-term Republican administrations?

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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2784

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

. Not one time in any of these threads has there been any empathy from the gun loving crowd towards the victims. And yes, maybe you ought to try typing “my condolences to the victims and their families. Might do wonders for you. People have typed that in the past and just been ridiculed for it. Ano...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2784

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

CaptHadley wrote:
All you guys think is, gasp, they’re taking our guns. That’s all you care about.
Your right, because my guns didn't do anything. That's as stupid as someone taking my liquor because someone else got arrested for drunk driving.

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by johns624
Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2784

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

No, I am pretty sure they are not disappointed. If anything, they are disappointed the next mass-shooting won’t be more then a day or two away. Here’s some advance thoughts and prayers. Who knows, maybe it will stretch the next shooting out to three days! Your sarcasm is sick. Your lack of any comp...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2784

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

But, as we see all too often, if someone wants a gun that badly, they will get it. In other words, you're saying that passing new laws won't make a difference because if a criminal wants a gun, he's going to get it, no matter what? By that logic you might as well dissolve government entirely, becau...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2784

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

seb146 wrote:
But, as we see all too often, if someone wants a gun that badly, they will get it.
In other words, you're saying that passing new laws won't make a difference because if a criminal wants a gun, he's going to get it, no matter what?

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