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by Flighty
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4073

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

He knows more about everyday American concerns (as the mastermind behind Starbucks) than any Dem politician, probably. He understand the psychology of front line $12/hour employees and the customers. He also knows a lot about diplomacy. He knows the intimate geography of the USA. He knows how every ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 8945

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

MSP and GFK would be among the coldest Lower 48 cities with jet service. But YWG has plenty of service and is substantially colder. AFAIK as long as you can boot the aircraft up, the engines reach operating temp quickly, airplane warms up and no issue. I know E-170 had a problem booting up in cold t...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How expensive are D checks?
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: How expensive are D checks?

Airlines typically run their peak fleet in the high season, early March to late August (six months). Very few if any airplanes are in heavy checks. Then, in the low half of the year, you fix up your airplanes. In this way, not much revenue is affected. Airlines probably would like to have more capac...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 31892

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Give me a break. The ones being screwed right now are the voters in large states as their votes mean less in each presidential election. I really don’t think you understand the purpose of the Executive Branch. It’s not a popularity contest. He/She represents all States, not just the ones that have ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 4282

Re: Hillary 2020

Please explain how Hillary has “an exception record of misconduct and failure.” Hillary’s been in the limelight for over 25 years and her Presidental ambitions were not a secret; the Right set out to destroy her reputation and succeeded. Reality is, 25 years is too long to be in the Presidental lim...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 4282

Re: Hillary 2020

After the complete shitshow that has been the Trump Presidency, if she ran again I think she would wipe the floor with him. After viewing the train wreck of the past 2 years, those who stayed at home in 2016 might feel a little more motivated to get out and vote this time around. A lot of old white...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 4282

Re: Hillary 2020

Hillary has an exceptional record of misconduct and failure. I believe she is unstoppable.

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 8700

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

When cigarette smoke gets in electronics, it does not come out ever.

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4073

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

Saltee, Here is what I mean "College tuitions soar each year, advancing far in excess of the inflation rate. The overall inflation rate since 1986 increased 115.06%, which is why we pay more than double for everything we buy. On the other hand, during the same time, tuition increased a whopping...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4073

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

Flighty, In the US two party system a third party candidate will not and cannot ever win the presidential election. All a third party candidate can do is split the vote of the party which holds the most similarity to the third party candidate, giving the election to the other side. I agree with thi...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meghan McCain, trumps GOP scares me
Replies: 52
Views: 2537

Re: Meghan McCain, trumps GOP scares me

Trump and AOC scare the establishment, such as the McCain family. I hear this a lot from 1%ers. Maybe I misunderstood but why on earth should the super rich fear Trump? The super rich got rich on the old system (Iraq War, mega corporations, tech), so a guy like Trump promising to burn down the esta...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20028

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

United doesn't have the best route network. Probably it is #3 behind American and Delta in that respect. The money is made on the regional networks, and UA has a lackluster regional network. The international stuff is mostly for show and is not necessarily a business at all. The airline with the be...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meghan McCain, trumps GOP scares me
Replies: 52
Views: 2537

Re: Meghan McCain, trumps GOP scares me

Trump and AOC scare the establishment, such as the McCain family. I hear this a lot from 1%ers. My question is, why would 1%ers believe their opinion matters? They are a tiny group. The person way down at 50-60% income percentile chooses election winners. If it hurts the feelings of a rich and privi...

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by Flighty
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4073

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

Flighty, In the US two party system a third party candidate will not and cannot ever win the presidential election. All a third party candidate can do is split the vote of the party which holds the most similarity to the third party candidate, giving the election to the other side. I agree with thi...

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by Flighty
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schultz thinking of running as independent
Replies: 71
Views: 4073

Re: Schultz thinking of running as independent

Good. I think he is a good guy. Both the parties we have became unutterably rancid to the core. I believe both parties are being cleansed by fire right now. But if Howard helps that process along, fine. In the last race, there was no strong candidate. Both main party candidates were mind-blowingly a...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 31892

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

I think trump is an idiot and 90% corrupt, but that is better than being incredibly smart and 400% corrupt.

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6240

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Government workers (except senior management) are far, far better paid than private sector workers. It depends on how you look at the numbers anyway. "Lower level" federal workers (The one most affected) are in general, yes, better paid than private sector, especially since they get the s...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6240

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Government workers (except senior management) are far, far better paid than private sector workers. We all have problems. Federal workers having money problems is not a truthful story in context. The most relatable story is: they thought they had 100% secure paychecks for life, but it wasn't quite t...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why didn't LY order 748s
Replies: 42
Views: 5650

Re: why didn't LY order 748s

A grand total of 3 airlines have bought the 747-8i. Three. That's it. You might as well have asked why the rest of the world didn't buy it, and there are (at least) 4 good reasons: 1) Most of the airlines who bought the 747-400 did so mainly for range, and then took an impact on the yield to fill t...

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by Flighty
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternative Universe... what's going on?
Replies: 19
Views: 989

Alternative Universe... what's going on?

In a universe almost identical to our own, a few things are different... Tandy and Quasar are the leading tech companies. Congratulations if you bought stock in them.

What is going on in the airline industry? How about politics?

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by Flighty
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your tips for losing weight easily?
Replies: 40
Views: 2324

Re: What are your tips for losing weight easily?

In my late 30s I am starting to gain weight. Obviously diet and exercise. But there is more to it. Here are 3 more ideas. Obviously I have been glued to a computer for work for 20 years... that is thousands of house of sedentary time. Beyond "exercise" concerns, just screen time itself. Wh...

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by Flighty
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why didn't LY order 748s
Replies: 42
Views: 5650

Re: why didn't LY order 748s

A grand total of 3 airlines have bought the 747-8i. Three. That's it. You might as well have asked why the rest of the world didn't buy it, and there are (at least) 4 good reasons: 1) Most of the airlines who bought the 747-400 did so mainly for range, and then took an impact on the yield to fill t...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?
Replies: 97
Views: 9743

Re: Will Maduro be ousted from Venezuela ?

Important to realize that this game was lost 15 years ago. The destruction of their society (business, legitimate institutions) happened 15 years ago. The useful part to know is the arguments that were used back then. The poorly educated public was seduced by widely known socialist lies. That housin...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Apple release a low cost IPhone SE2
Replies: 20
Views: 2157

Re: Will Apple release a low cost IPhone SE2

I love my iPhone 6S. It is still fast. I paid $260 for it I think, 1-2 years ago. That is my price range. The SE (iPhone 5 form factor) is still a nice form factor. It is handy to carry around. I still like my retired 5. Cleaned out the charge port and it charges right up again. Use it as a spare de...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18150

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Casinterest, socialism is the employment of communist systems with some percentage of the economy controlled by the private sector. What percentage do they have in mind? By the sounds of it, not very much. As you get to extreme socialism, it becomes Communism. I note that the USSR stood for Union of...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18150

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6617789/Ocasio-Cortez-says-Millennials-believe-world-end-12-YEARS-climate-change-ignored.html So according to the village idiot we only have 12 years anyways, she seriously needs some mental help If this moron was elected to anything material, we probably wo...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mower or weed eater
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Lawn mower or weed eater

I am considering a battery powered mower. family members have the expensive Black & Decker one. For gas mowers, Honda/Toro are the choice. The poster who said "size of lawn" is correct. For smaller, you go battery electric. For midrange, premium gasoline (and use premium gas). Larger t...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13074

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

So, is there any evidence that the MAGA hat wearing guys did something wrong? Just checking in.

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence Invokes MLK To Justify Border Wall
Replies: 43
Views: 1915

Re: Pence Invokes MLK To Justify Border Wall

The wall is not the point; the government deciding whether we have a border is the point, and the deep disagreement. That is something that impacts the wages - not the desire of employers to “pay a decent wage,” any more than you go out of your way to “pay a high enough price” for the things you buy...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence Invokes MLK To Justify Border Wall
Replies: 43
Views: 1915

Re: Pence Invokes MLK To Justify Border Wall

No this is about the budget, not dishonorable lying racists seeking to waste more money on something that wasn't originally agreed to. Now we have honest, descent workers not getting paid because of dishonorable lying racists. You didn't see Clinton shut down the government over this did you? You d...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20028

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

United doesn't have the best route network. Probably it is #3 behind American and Delta in that respect. The money is made on the regional networks, and UA has a lackluster regional network. The international stuff is mostly for show and is not necessarily a business at all. The airline with the bes...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence Invokes MLK To Justify Border Wall
Replies: 43
Views: 1915

Re: Pence Invokes MLK To Justify Border Wall

Long standing problem? The Senate had agreed on a plan until Trump lost his balls with the racist liars from the right wing. The crap video you posted isn't about the current shutdown by the lying racist trump who can't think for himself. Actually it is. It’s exaclty the reason. The only difference...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pence Invokes MLK To Justify Border Wall
Replies: 43
Views: 1915

Re: Pence Invokes MLK To Justify Border Wall

MLK would probably be disappointed that rich people decided to destroy the middle class and American industry with open trade and immigration policies. And I am fully informed on the gains from trade, which are considerable. But the whole point was to hollow out the middle class, including the Afric...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice you would give to your younger self
Replies: 37
Views: 2911

Re: Advice you would give to your younger self

Stick to your guns. Your perceptions are dead on. Trust yourself, be your own guide. At 12-15 years of age, a posited by the OP, this is the worst imaginable piece of advice. I got thru those years mostly by being forced to do things I would not have done, if left to my “perceptions”. And, I am gra...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR
Replies: 48
Views: 6939

Re: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR

Concorde had nothing to do with economics. It was unparalleled in the fact that efficiency was completely irrelevant, it was deafeningly loud, sleek with an air of sophistication, and totally impractical, but that's what made it so awesome. It was a massive middle finger to NIMBY's and environmenta...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5521

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

Canada - and indeed, Quebec- have truly vast amounts of quiet land for people to populate. It is such wonderful news! Solitude is yours! Or if you want to live in a metropolitan area, you must develop the skills that will make you a success, like tolerating the noises of a city.

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 54911

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

The yields are weak in most prospective A350 Delta destinations. The benefit of getting more A350 does not pay. Nice plane poor yields.

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by Flighty
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice you would give to your younger self
Replies: 37
Views: 2911

Re: Advice you would give to your younger self

Stick to your guns. Your perceptions are dead on. Trust yourself, be your own guide. This, 100% this. Spent years basically fighting the battles I can never win, and ignoring the ones I was born to win. You're supposed to "grow and change." learn beyond your instincts. But instinct, nonve...

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by Flighty
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy a new vacuum cleaner lately ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1581

Re: Anyone buy a new vacuum cleaner lately ?

Electrolux small canister vacuum - (looked it up - it's called a Harmony) QUIET A+ craigslist purchase. I think it cost me $70.

Dirt devils are way too loud IMO, can't handle it.

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a US state to introduce public health system?
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: Can a US state to introduce public health system?

I don't know why people are so scared of the new taxes? Adding new taxes to pay for government-controlled single payer system while eliminating payments to the private healthcare providers will leave everyone much better off. The problem is so many Americans overlook the fact that their health insu...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: I’m Re: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.

I’m not, but a friend of mine is a Mercedes tragic. E-class, B class and until it got crashed into a 1991 W126 420SEL that was extremely pristine. The 420 was basically reliable and very comfortable to travel in, but if anything went wrong parts were very expensive! Although they were easy to obtai...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 89398

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

EU exports 8-10% to UK. UK exports 50% to EU. Guess who needs who.. Strange thing is politicians from UK and EU are still friends as they were before. Both didn't want this in the first place. "The people" (52%, oldies, lower educated) said this. In 3 years they'll say something else. Un-...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 146
Views: 10648

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

My own view has always been that DT himself has not colluded, but I do believe that others, such as family members, Manafort or Cohen, have colluded to some extent - whether they knew they were dealing directly with the Russian govt or not. However, as far as Individual #1 is concerned, I don't thi...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46059

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

ltbewr, I agree that this has the potential to get pretty crazy. A 2 week shutdown is pretty normal. It's a pay hiccup (now 5 days late). Sometimes contractors lose out. Been there myself and it happens. But a 2-3 month shutdown is different and I believe that is where we are headed. This is an issu...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46059

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

My coworker predicts 2 weeks to a solution. My prediction? 10 weeks. Open borders vs closed borders issue (the wall is symbolic of taking a concrete step to enforce the border, establishing a new precedent to enforce the laws), this debate has been raging for 35 years. There is NO sign that the side...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coding and Obesity
Replies: 14
Views: 1486

Re: Coding and Obesity

Obesity has a lot of socioeconomic factors. Well educated and higher income people (coders would fit generally into that category) tend to be fitter than the rest of the population. Yes, it is a sedentary job. But so is being an attorney. Or accountant. Some types of medical doctors sit down. It's a...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18150

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

I've lived nearly half my life overseas. FYI, trickle down economics was so successful that it has had an enormously powerful impact on leftist economics/politics. Since the Raegan/Thatcher years, the left has returned to power, but as a much more moderate voice than in the years prior. THAT modera...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a US state to introduce public health system?
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: Can a US state to introduce public health system?

Absolutely, a state is free to do almost anything it wishes to do.

Inconveniently, a state cannot print money, so it needs to get the money to do that from somewhere.

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 3689

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

doc, if you have worked even in a college newspaper, you can read the headlines of the NYT as simply an intimate psychology portrait of 5-6 individual people in New York. But that's about it. A lot of articles aren't even news, and they don't even claim that it is. It is called "news analysis,&...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 3689

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

Good, I am glad you added that. Am I defending him? No, I am defending you. It takes real quotes. Let him say what he believes fair and square. And it turns out, he did. The NYT comments are not among his worst. I think he crossed the line with the multiculturalism and Islam comments. This is all a ...

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