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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 38
Views: 2526

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

She appears to have been afflicted with "Jimmy Hoffa Syndrome"---the feeling that you are too well known for bad people to do something to you. It's sad but they will get away with it.

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13667

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Another poster (NikV, IIRC) was going on about Wisconsin gun laws..... Aren't you supposed to quote someone when you make a charge like this? I didn't go on about anything I merely pointed out that you were wrong when you said he was in possession of the gun illegally. He is a resident of Illinois....

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12946

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Here's George Clooney's take on it. It seems that he's always done his own safety checks and it's kind of the industry standard. https://www.wfsb.com/george-clooney-rust-shooting-insane/article_2871d6a6-80c0-56a7-a161-24ae21146814.html#:~:text=George%20Clooney%20has%20shared%20his%20thoughts%20on%20...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

There would have probably been a lot more if it had occurred on a weekend instead of a Wednesday. True, but that also kinda makes the point. Their job is more important than any political beliefs. Just like all the antivaxxers with "strong" principles, until they'd lose their job, and the...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

Oh they are definitely seen as heroes by nutjobs already. Being investigated by the FBI is a badge of honor for such folks because the FBI is the enemy :sarcastic: On the one hand, they're seen as martyrs. On the other, I don't think any of these armchair idolizers wants to follow in their footstep...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13667

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

I have a couple of other thoughts: Why did he have to bring a gun? He could have simply hurled racist slurs at the protesters and made racist signs and even maybe threw a few punches. Why did he need to bring a gun across state lines? Why is everyone arguing Wisconsin gun laws? He is a citizen of I...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year

seb146 wrote:
Monster or not, that certainly paints a picture. This is what writing is supposed to be. I don't even like reading much, but I would buy that book.
You just said more about yourself than any of us wanted to know.

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3553

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

You may not have copped on to the pattern, but the constant swing back and forth in Congress is because every couple years the center decides the party in power isn’t getting it done and opts for the other. It’s a race to the bottom at this point. My thought is the center (myself included) don't wa...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year

Not to mention that Maxwell didn't learn much of importance at Oxford. Why did she think that she could hide at a mansion in New Hampshire? If she'd an ounce of sense, she would've left the country while she could.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF F-35 crash
Replies: 17
Views: 3931

Re: RAF F-35 crash

I wonder if the UK will order a replacement or not?

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1817

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

All of my siblings are vaccinated. A few of my nephews aren't. We didn't much care for them beforehand but felt obligated to attend their family hosted functions. Now, we don't bother. It's kind of a relief, actually.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Winter the dolphin
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: RIP Winter the dolphin

Aquariums and zoos should be banned, IMO. Animals need real Social Justice. I swear, do you people even read up on whats been posted? Do you even click on the links provided to look? For the last time, heh right... The Clearwater aquarium is a RESCUE, REHABILITATION and RELEASE facility. Their sole...

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3553

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

I voted for Biden but wasn't happy with her as running mate.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3295

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Aesma wrote:
Russia is the biggest country in the world, mostly empty. Why does he need to take bits and pieces of neighboring countries ? Yet he does it.
Really! At least Trump offered to buy Greenland, not just invade it. :biggrin:

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by johns624
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3553

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

I think you are under thinking this "constrained" situation. The conflict I believe is to get Harris out, as in "resign". Too much noise internally in the DNC. My guess that Pelosi will shortly in the House, introduce to either nominate Michelle Obama or Susan Rice in as VP post...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3553

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Hey Tugger, it appears that M564038 thinks we're right wingers. :biggrin: That says more about him than it does us. I always thought that we were thinking moderates.

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3553

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

The funny thing about the VP position is that, although they are legally the #2 person in the country, as long as the president is still around, it's a big drop. On a day-to-day basis, I'd say that the Speaker of the House, Secretaries of State, Defense and Treasury, and Attorney General all have mo...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3553

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Biden and his handlers painted themselves into a corner when they announced early on that they wanted a "woman of color" to be VP.

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13667

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

All because he brought a gun to a protest. I agree with much of your post but Kenosha wasn't a "protest". Once arson and looting start, it becomes a riot. Most of the people there were there for a just cause. It was the idiots who show up to start sh*t who were the problem. Detroit had pr...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13667

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He shot and killed three people. He will walk free. For killing three people. His mother drove him across state lines with her guns and she faces zero charges. The "Proud Boys" bought him drinks after he murdered three people to celebrate. They are not being charged with anything. He shot...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3295

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

BawliBooch wrote:
But in the real world, there is little chance of any conflict going "hot" in the next 2 years.

Militaries plan just a little longer than 2 years into the future.

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by johns624
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13667

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Take emotion out of it. I personally would like to see the punk in jail for life but is there evidence to prove that he deserves this sentence. However if I was on the OJ jury I would have voted to acquit because of how the case was presented. Most sensible people know he did it (perhaps with his s...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13667

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He shot and killed three people. He will walk free. For killing three people. His mother drove him across state lines with her guns and she faces zero charges. The "Proud Boys" bought him drinks after he murdered three people to celebrate. They are not being charged with anything. He shot...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3295

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

You don't really have to be a member of NATO in order to get help from NATO. It's more a matter of how interesting it is for NATO members to involve itself. NATO was part of the war in the former Jugoslavia for instance. Just like NATO has gone far beyond Europe in recent years. Who in there right ...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 38
Views: 2885

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

I don't care how many engines a plane has. I only care about how many of them are running...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3295

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

And that’s exactly the problem and Putin will try on Baltics if you gets away with invading and integrating the Ukraine into Russia. There is much less of historical record, but Putin and precious of his ilk have used “protecting our co-nationals living there” argument. Not to mention that "pr...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3295

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I don't think that we should/could do anything. Because of geography, a meaningful response is almost impossible. Ukraine is just as corrupt as Russia, but tries to play the "poor, little me" card. It has a population greater than all the western European countries except for Germany, Fra...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2135

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

Aaron Rogers along with the NFLPA is fighting any mandate of their employer teams or the NFL to get the Covid-19 vaccines and follow other health rules like use of masks, as part of a strong anti-management attitude by many players on other issues (wanting more money, CTE, bad calls, behavior rules...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3295

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I don't think that we should/could do anything. Because of geography, a meaningful response is almost impossible. Ukraine is just as corrupt as Russia, but tries to play the "poor, little me" card. It has a population greater than all the western European countries except for Germany, Fran...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 135 Years Since Dedication of the Statue of Liberty Last Week
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: 135 Years Since Dedication of the Statue of Liberty Last Week

One year from now... :D This might warrant a separate thread due to the significance of this event. Last week marked the 136 year anniversary .... Huh, in a year like 2021 when statues are broken down by the dozens all over the world, then it is time to celebrate every time a statue makes it standi...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2696

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

Just to play devils advocate. This is exactly why Ruggs is paying these attorneys massive amounts of money, to put up a defense. You may think they're scum, I personally think Ruggs is without a doubt, but he is entitled to a defense of his charges. I know that. I really don't think that it's helpi...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2135

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

Aaron Rogers along with the NFLPA is fighting any mandate of their employer teams or the NFL to get the Covid-19 vaccines and follow other health rules like use of masks, as part of a strong anti-management attitude by many players on other issues (wanting more money, CTE, bad calls, behavior rules...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.

It took a while for text DoJ to go through their process but the Grand Jury did their job when the package was ready for them. Now we are going to see how those following Bannon will "adjust' to those indictments. If nothing else the legal fees are going to wake some of them up. Lawyers are no...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.

phatfarmlines wrote:
I bet he's waiting for a potential Trump 2024 re-election so he can get pardoned.
I bet he's also waiting for Trump to pony up for his defense fees...and waiting...and waiting...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles
Replies: 52
Views: 3177

Re: Cruise Missiles

FlapOperator wrote:
I'm usually pretty hard on any military claim of "best in the world!" but the RN's Sub guys might have a legitimate claim. They are very, very good.
I just wish there were more of them...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.
Replies: 56
Views: 2696

Re: NFL player DWI kills woman and Dog.

I got into an accident with a drunk driver who blew a .32. I didn't even know he was impaired but the state police trooper did. The funny thing is that it was another driver who actually caused the accident and then fled. Did you see where Ruggs' attorneys are trying to blame the response time of th...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2137

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

The shots were within LHO's level of expertise. He couldn't do it every time, but everything aligned that day.

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by johns624
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7688

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

USAF pilot training was, until the T-1, pretty much a formation course with contact and instruments thrown in. The majority of T-38 flyng was formation. There are a lot of commercial airline pilots, maybe even the majority, that don't have an air force background. That’s true, I was pointing that f...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18
Replies: 51
Views: 4671

Re: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18

Spain said it wasn't buying F35s ever two days ago. I thought that would've put this thread to bed. They're completely tied into France and Germany on the fighter jet scene. It makes complete sense to me to stay the course all things (money, jobs, technology transfer, integration etc etc) considere...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4828

Re: What is in Britain's future?

So, Gibraltar is not part of the UK any longer? Gibraltar has never been part of the UK, it is a British colony since 1713. Does anyone else think that the situation of the Isle of Man and the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey are "interesting"? They are part of the UK, but they aren't. I...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18
Replies: 51
Views: 4671

Re: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18

Let's see--the British, French and Germans together have about 700 active MBTs. The Russians have 2800. Yep, must be for defense. What's the old saying "the best defense is a good offense"?

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by johns624
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7688

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

How much more crew training would be required to prepare them for formation flying? USAF pilot training was, until the T-1, pretty much a formation course with contact and instruments thrown in. The majority of T-38 flyng was formation. There are a lot of commercial airline pilots, maybe even the m...

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by johns624
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel
Replies: 54
Views: 7688

Re: FelloFly: A359 and A35k fly in formation, save 5% fuel

How much more crew training would be required to prepare them for formation flying?

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by johns624
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2135

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

FGITD wrote:

It’s not all of them. Some are very well spoken, charismatic, or extremely well educated. I recall one player who was literally a biophysicist as a side job.

I was always impressed by Robert Smith, who played for Ohio State and the Vikings.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4828

Re: What is in Britain's future?

From an American perspective (that has done a bunch of research on the subject at hand) it looks like the UK will fall apart. Scotland will hold a vote before 2025 wether parliament likes it or not thanks to the recent support of the SNP party. Northern Ireland will eventually leave to Ireland beca...

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by johns624
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of AA adding SEA-CTS using an A321XLR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: Any possibility of AA adding SEA-CTS using an A321XLR?

Is it a large enough market? Just because it's "in range", doesn't make it economically doable. All those other markets you mentioned are major city pairs while Chitose is only around 100K.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun
Replies: 26
Views: 1478

Re: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun

The difference is that shootings don't normally happen where tourists go. This time they did. Is this a one-off or are they becoming more brazen?

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by johns624
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4828

Re: What is in Britain's future?

From an American perspective (that has done a bunch of research on the subject at hand) it looks like the UK will fall apart. Scotland will hold a vote before 2025 wether parliament likes it or not thanks to the recent support of the SNP party. Northern Ireland will eventually leave to Ireland beca...

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by johns624
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aaron Rodgers debacle
Replies: 34
Views: 2135

Re: Aaron Rodgers debacle

Wasn't he also upset before the season because the Packers drafted another QB? He must think he'll be around forever.

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by johns624
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who had hangars at DTW
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Who had hangars at DTW

Mesaba took over the old MIANG hangar on the east side.

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