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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 77
Views: 2063

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Not much if you use the tried and true method of "stick thru spokes" It doesn't have spokes. Pepper spray to the face would've done the trick. The cop could also have punched him in the head. 9 rounds to the back was a tad excessive. It seems to be the fad among cops in Arizona. Remember ...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 209
Views: 6768

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Everyone that I know thinks the father should be joining his son in prison.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

Many who are bullies I suspect have psychological or mental health problems. Jail or more accurately a Juvenal detention center will just make them worse. Best would be to remove the disruptive bullies and place them in special schools or classrooms where they with their parents, trained persons ca...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 209
Views: 6768

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Anything you say on the internet is true. Guns are so easily available. Especially WMDs like ARs and AKs. These guns are built to take out as many lives as possible. And a certain sector of Americans celebrate this. Try swinging all your golf clubs at once and expect a hole in one. See how that wor...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 77
Views: 2063

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

The Lowe's security video at the garden center check-out had an employee right at the exit. Could an argument be made that the suspect could have attacked the employee with said knife? Was shooting the suspect too close then to the Lowe's employee? What's the top speed of a mobility cart on an incl...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 209
Views: 6768

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Guns are like golf clubs, different ones for different purposes. So what is the purpose of an AK-47? It’s not for hunting nor is it for target practice. I’ve shot one many times, their accuracy is nonexistent. And while we’re at it, the same for the AR-15, what are their purpose? Samuel L. Jackson ...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 209
Views: 6768

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

So what is the purpose of an AK-47? It’s not for hunting nor is it for target practice. I’ve shot one many times, their accuracy is nonexistent. And while we’re at it, the same for the AR-15, what are their purpose? I can tell that you've never shot competitively. Go to the National Matches. The wh...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 3690

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

Yeah, they may slightly tweak things, but not to the degree that you intimated. Their fees are so small that it doesn't take much to make up the difference. They aren't going to sell all their Boeing shares, or even close to it.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1713

Re: Washington State Ferry System

I'm not sure if there is a typo, but the Jones Act does drive up prices for domestic ships. (Any ship that goes between two US ports has to be built in the US of a certain percentage of US sourced materials and crewed by a majority US Citizen/National crew.) Which is why the US shipbuilding industr...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 209
Views: 6768

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

seb146 wrote:
Why do you need to own so many of them? One well placed shot and you are safe. Twenty different firearms are not needed.
Guns are like golf clubs, different ones for different purposes.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 3690

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

Here's a current list of Boeing's top institutional investors, as well as the mutual funds holding Boeing's stock. Vanguard's mutual funds are staples in most 401K plans, so even the "Working Joe" is being exposed to Boeing's stock troubles to some degree. It will be interesting to see ho...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 3690

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

Here's a current list of Boeing's top institutional investors, as well as the mutual funds holding Boeing's stock. Vanguard's mutual funds are staples in most 401K plans, so even the "Working Joe" is being exposed to Boeing's stock troubles to some degree. It will be interesting to see ho...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 349
Views: 92224

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

In the meantime, the CF18s and Halifax-class just keep getting older and older along with the CP140 Auroras. Don't forget the P-3Cs not in the distant future. What with the Arctic sea ice melting, maritime patrol in that vast northern coast line will be come more important, no? bt Those are the CP1...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 209
Views: 6768

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I wish pro-gun Americans would just come out and say it, "The countless lives lost each year to gun violence are an acceptable cost for being able to own and operate guns in the way that America tolerates them." In the same way vehicle deaths are the cost of being able to conveniently dri...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 349
Views: 92224

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Trudeau said the money saved by scrapping the F-35 procurement would go primarily to increasing spending on the Royal Canadian Navy.' -- https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-2015-trudeau-scrap-f35-halifax-1.3235791 'Six years ago, Justin Trudeau promised to find the Royal Canadian Air F...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 209
Views: 6768

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Just a few thoughts... He shoots and kills several people and then peacefully surrenders and knows enough to lawyer-up. I wonder if in his warped mind, he thinks that he'll be tried as a juvenile? Sorry, ain't gonna happen, bro. His father has a lot to answer for. Did he buy the gun and just not sec...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 349
Views: 92224

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

kitplane01 wrote:
[ (and has paid $613M so far to get no jets).
Maybe because they haven't ordered any?
The money they paid are industrial design costs to be part of the program, not for any airframes.

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.

As of now, nobody has died, according to the stories that I've read.

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.

Braybuddy wrote:
Glad that nobody has been killed, but how could a minor event like this affect half of Europe? :scratchchin:
Through hyperbole...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 349
Views: 92224

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

However, I don't think that countries' defence hinges solely on the capability of its fighters. If F-35 proves to be a dollar guzzler, other areas of defence will be compromised so I fear that F-35 (for all its capability) will actually reduce the overall defence capability of countries that buy it...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 349
Views: 92224

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

It is possible that they just really want that fighter because the other available alternatives will not be able to handle the latest versions of Flankers, SU-57 and SU-75. This is what it all comes down to. It has nothing to do with cost-per-hour or anything else. It's whether it can do the job. C...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1652

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

I still don't understand how she thought that she could hide at an estate in New Hampshire. Was she that stupid?

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by johns624
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1758

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

The spending on the US president (the army of vehicles that precede and follow him everywhere) is a bit ridiculous and I would feel uncomfortable having to foot that bill. I think it's an exception in advanced democracies, though. Maybe he needs the bigger entourage because he has more threats dire...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 349
Views: 92224

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

bajs11 wrote:
It is possible that they just really want that fighter because the other available alternatives will not be able to handle the latest versions of Flankers, SU-57 and SU-75.
This is what it all comes down to. It has nothing to do with cost-per-hour or anything else. It's whether it can do the job.

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by johns624
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1758

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

I for one am quite happy to remain in a constitutional monarchy Curious what you see as the benefits to you, a regular citizen, having a litany of people on a very luxurious welfare account? I’ll bite. There are some forms of government far more corrupt and far less effective than the British one. ...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1758

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

I like having a head of state who is not political and above the dirty taint of politics. Well, there's always Randy Andy, who found his own "dirty taint". :D He’s absolutely irrelevant, he’s well down the line of succession and when Chuck becomes king and slims down the family to the mon...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1758

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

Kiwirob wrote:

I like having a head of state who is not political and above the dirty taint of politics.
Well, there's always Randy Andy, who found his own "dirty taint". :D

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by johns624
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 62
Views: 7512

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

The fact that the the world's wealthiest 1% produce double the combined carbon emissions of the poorest 50%, says a lot about where the focus should be… Source please..? I’d like to see what the top 5 percent, top 10 percent produce and a breakdown by nation. Seriously, less than 5 seconds on googl...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14325

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

I'm not defending Rittenhouse's decision to go to Kenosha and pick up a rifle. I think that was stupid, and if I recall correctly even Rittenhouse has stated recently that if he could go back in time he never would have gone. I also think it was stupid for the rioters to go to Kenosha, many of them...

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by johns624
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 62
Views: 7512

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

Some people just look for reasons to be offended. Seems like an interesting topic to me. We have airlines eliminating things like onboard magazines and window shades to save fuel and cut down on emissions so I would have to think that transporting a 170lbs person must have a corresponding environme...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft that never was ... The Lockheed Flatbed
Replies: 22
Views: 5069

Re: Aircraft that never was ... The Lockheed Flatbed

I take it that this Kelly Johnson wasn't involved in the design???

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by johns624
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 62
Views: 7512

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

Are they non-revving for vacation or for commuting? Besides, I find it disingenuous from many here that don't consider pleasure travel as a legitimate reason.

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by johns624
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14325

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

People were in Kenosha, who lived in Kenosha, because yet another unarmed Black person was killed by cops. THAT is why there were protests in the first place. Out of all the people who had weapons at the Kenosha protest, only one ended up murdering. Someone who was so upset and threatened that he f...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14325

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Rittenhouse is a student at Arizona State University and 'left wing' student groups are demanding he be immediately be withdrawn out of the (state run) school due to his acts of violence. I am surprised more students haven't called for him to be expelled on public safety and political grounds. Cons...

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by johns624
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 349
Views: 92224

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Stealth is over hyped. I have noticed the only people who say this are European. As Europe has no stealth aircraft available for sale they are sick of losing against the F-35 in every competition it enters. Downplaying the one area where the F-35 dominates against the Eurocanards is an obvious sale...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 349
Views: 92224

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Why not the F-16 ? The worst of both worlds. You don't get the two engine redundancy of the FA18 nor the stealth of the F35. Wich is why I am surprised that Canada seems to have abandoned the F-18 and is going for either the F-35 or the Gripen wich are both single engine aircraft. If so, why not th...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14325

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

So, in the hours before he loaded his AR-15 and drove 20 miles to a protest, how many of those protesters attacked his house? How many of those protesters physically went to his house and took his stuff? The argument by the right is "he was under attack" and "he felt threatened"...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

As for credit cards, they're not really a thing, here. What's the point of getting a credit (and pay for it) if you have the cash on hand ? Huh? You pay the same, whether cash or credit. You pay it off at the end of the month and get miles/points/cash back for free. I'm sure the vendors where you u...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 34
Views: 1555

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

I've flown on the 764 DTW-LHR/FCO and the 753 DTW-LAX/LAS and others.

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Aesma wrote:

As for credit cards, they're not really a thing, here. What's the point of getting a credit (and pay for it) if you have the cash on hand ?
Huh? You pay the same, whether cash or credit. You pay it off at the end of the month and get miles/points/cash back for free.

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Airstud wrote:
ACDC8 wrote:
here in Canada


The correct way to be in Canada is to be in Halifax.
I really like Halifax, it's just too damn far from anywhere. Not as bad as PEI, which I also like, but still too damn far.

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

I like it better that way anyway. It's more suspenseful, exhilarating. Your FICO score doesn't thank you... Your FICO score wouldn't be affected until you reached at least 30 days past due and then only if the bank or their algorithm chooses to report it. FICO scores are overhyped anyways. All they...

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by johns624
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

ACDC8 wrote:
Nowadays, go to the bank, get a book of 10 "just in case" cheques and they'll last you 5 years.
That sounds like me.

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by johns624
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 349
Views: 92224

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

If Norway is operating the F-35 for 11K EUR per hour, they are doing it about 30% of what the USAF spends per hour. "It also claimed that F-35 operating costs had declined from $38,000 to $33,300 in 2020. As that figure is in base-year 2012 dollars, it implies around $38,000-39,000 in 2021.&qu...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Airstud wrote:

I like it better that way anyway. It's more suspenseful, exhilarating.
Your FICO score doesn't thank you...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Airstud wrote:
It turns out it's actually due in Philly on the phirst, not the second, of December.

This morning I sent out a payment on my Goodyear credit card.

That has to be in Louisville by the 4th.
There's this new thing called e-payments. It's only been around for 20+ years...

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by johns624
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 349
Views: 92224

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Mortyman wrote:
Why not the F-16 ?
The worst of both worlds. You don't get the two engine redundancy of the FA18 nor the stealth of the F35.

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by johns624
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11651

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

The fallout will be high with the federal hate crime trial still forthcoming, and the prosecution of the prosecutor that let the case slide due to personal ties with one of the men that committed the crime. While I agree that the prosecutor should be charged, I'm not sure what the purpose of a hate...

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by johns624
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4650

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

In my book anyone who drives through a crowd killing 5 and injuring 40 is a monster. We have a similar book I guess. Ask the family members of those 5 if he is the monster, I guess they will agree too. It is very and very sad that one guy who hardly messed up his own life takes away few other lives...

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