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by Dutchy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

My take, nobody in British politics wants a real solution, otherwise, we would not be in this mess.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

If you are not willing to do the hard Brexit, your negotiation position is completely weak any way, as you admit that you need the EU and access to the EU market. If that is actually the case, you are better off in the EU than outside. Hard Brexit is no effective threat to the EU, it is just the de...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of Razor Blades
Replies: 50
Views: 2192

Re: The Politics of Razor Blades

Oh boy, not good. On the other hand, people are talking about it, so there is no such thing as bad publicity :lol:

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

what a patronising post. Crap like this is why I dislike so many Europeans. Given that your decision is questioned by yourself and given that your decision is costing me money, given your self proclaimed "motivation to give a statement", I think I have been very soft to you. It is the mos...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

If nothing else, we can at least have a laugh at this disaster: Brexit escape room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH0jvLbVrNw https://images.ecosia.org/VaVUAyMKyxjdTDd3s9SCQff3Nak=/0x390/smart/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mondaq.com%2Fimages%2Farticle_images%2F770630c.jpg You got to love Monty Payton. http://...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Corbyn seems personal to be in favor of a Soft-Brexit, but his party is also split on the issue.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1049
Views: 31472

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

It's politics.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Nope, I didn't believe in Brexteers like BoJo or Farage. I voted leave, because I don't like the colossal waste of money spent on the two parliament building system, which amounts to Billions spent over the years, which could be used for better causes. But nationalistic pride over not losing a seat...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Source please "52%": https://www.bbc.com/news/politics/eu_referendum/results "Export": https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/gbr/ "Oldies": https://www.statista.com/statistics/567922/distribution-of-eu-referendum-votes-by-age-and-gender-uk/ "Lower educate...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I was listening to Dutch radio this morning. There was an interview with a Dutch MP whom was dealing with Brexit. He has been talking to his British counterparts. He was quite shocked by the Brexiteers, they seem truly believing in the political unicorn, no sense of reality. Even when this MP tells ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1049
Views: 31472

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

Indeed. The Democratic-lead House of Representatives as of today has voted 8 times to re-open the government, to include the agencies that have absolutely nothing to do with the Department of Homeland Security or the border wall. The Senate has refused to take up those bills 8 times. Disgraceful. I...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1049
Views: 31472

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

In the news in The Netherlands: because of the shutdown, poor Americans and the elderly might be evicted. The offices to help these people have been closed. "For families and communities that depend on the aid programs of the US Department of Housing, the consequences of the shutdown are alread...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

bananaboy wrote:
Teresa May to make a statement at 10pm.

Thoughts? Resignation?

Mark


we'll see. I have absolutely no clue what she has to say at this juncture. Perhaps a call to all MP's to come together.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 150
Views: 8299

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

Most of the 'civilised' world ist decadent and is in the process of losing their prosperity due to a flawed understanding of tolerance towards islamic culture and being oblivious of the Chinese eating their lunch and getting into position to take their dinner as well. I prefer not to go under like ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

An article I read elsewhere citing economists said that crashes are not linear in their development, but will suddenly and exponentially shift toward them. If you were able to see a crash coming, then it would not be a crash. The crash is coming for sure. The question is when, not if. If you could ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

ltbewr wrote:
It appears the world has gone totally mad and is in the early stages of a harsh financial crash, worse than 2008 that the mess of Brexit is part factor of.


That is probably true, indeed.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The biggest problem is that Britain didn't have any idea what they wanted out of Brexit and that is a very poor position to enter any negotiations. We have seen absolute chaos from the British side. The position of the EU has been very clear from the start: no cherry picking and the deal must be in ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

seahawk wrote:
The reaction within the EU is quite consistent when it comes to new negotiations, those are widely rejected. So I wonder what the British will plan to do now.


There is no time for renegotiations unless there is an extension.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Yeah were does this leave us? I can see a scenario that TM will revoke Article 50 on 28th of March.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

How can Theresa May go on? I would not want to bear any responsibility for this.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Time for: Brexit part 5: Off the cliff......

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I'm looking forward to the result of tonights vote in the HoC for the deal, but I'm a bit surprised that they will vote on proposed changes to the deal. Do the MPs know that the UK can't change it unilaterally? Probably not, they have been doing only the internal thing in the past 25years. You know...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Special thanks to Roger Whittaker Uaarghhh, careful- this song might turn remainers into Brexiteers.... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Claudia de Breij - a Dutch comedian with a beautiful voice - has chosen the wrong song to express her feelings about Brexit? Anyhow did you like the lyrics she wrote...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 372
Views: 22256

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia WASHINGTON — There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO, the military alliance among the United States, Europe and Canada that has deterred Soviet and Russian...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

England is bound to leave the EU, and on a very non-political but personal level, I think that’s a very sad notion. This is my lovesong to the country of The Beatles, of French and Saunders, of so much that I feel deeply attached to. So, from one European to another, my Last Farewell! With love, Cl...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 150
Views: 8299

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

I think that would actually serve as a deterrent. You might think twice about killing someone if you knew you would be auctioned off to some psychopath that would take great pleasure in your torture and death. :roll: It doesn't and talk about uncivilized.......... Quite shocking you actually think ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 150
Views: 8299

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

aviationaware wrote:
Some people just deserve a slow, painful death. If we can't offer capital punishment for capital crimes anymore, what have we become?


Civilized?

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

For the political connoisseur: Speaker of the House of Commons, The Right Honourable John Bercow, is one of the people I like to watch.

For entertainment value the House of Commons is brilliant. Much more brilliant then Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A feathered stowaway on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 1
Views: 542

A feathered stowaway on Singapore Airlines flight

A bit light news :lol: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines plane after 12 hours A feathery passenger was discovered 12 hours into a 14-hour flight between Singapore and London. The stowaway, a mynah bird, appeared in the business class section of a Singapore Airlines flight last Monday. An air...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?

Spacepope wrote:
There was also the USAF TC-18 as well, used for pilot training instead of risking someone pranging a nice E-3


Forgot about the C-18. Why did NATO call them CT-49A as there was a USAF destination of TC-18, or should they be called: TE-3?

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?
Replies: 18
Views: 1569

Re: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?

The non tanker version is a C-135 To be totally Aviation nerdy: the Boeing 717 is in US military uniform the C-135. It has a narrower fuselage and is shorter than the 707. It has a number of different variants for different missions, the tanker derivative is one of them: Boeing C-135 Stratolifter B...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian, 777F, ET-AVN Flight ET3728 Interception
Replies: 19
Views: 4506

Re: Ethipoian, 777F, ET-AVN Flight ET3728 Interception

Very strange routing, maybe some problem with the overfly permits, also very strange that they diverted to Batam not to KUL, SIN or CGK. Immediately after take-off, they were heading in the wrong direction. If you look at previous flights, they are way more to the north. And why going south when yo...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian, 777F, ET-AVN Flight ET3728 Interception
Replies: 19
Views: 4506

Re: Ethipoian, 777F, ET-AVN Flight ET3728 Interception

Immediately after take-off, they were heading in the wrong direction. If you look at previous flights, they are way more to the north. And why going south when you reach India? I would be interested in what happened here.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian, 777F, ET-AVN Flight ET3728 Interception
Replies: 19
Views: 4506

Re: Ethipoian, 777F, ET-AVN Flight ET3728 Interception

Indeed, why such a southern route.

Image

Something doesn't add up. If a plane is intercepted, normally communication is restored and send on it's way, not forcefully landed.

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by Dutchy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The EU is preparing itself for all eventualities, one must not make the same mistake as the British and understand every preparation as a signal for a certain outcome. I would not expected anything else from the EU, change just dosnt happen on the UK side. The only real problem I see from the UK pe...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity
Replies: 55
Views: 6988

Re: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity

It is kind of nice of the Canadians of course. There are rules about Federal employees accepting gifts. Basic rule: exchange time for money. There are (moral) rules to get paid if I work somewhere. It is an absolute disgrace that normal employees are paying the price for this kindergarden politics.

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by Dutchy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 2352

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

Point it out if I notice. Once I got a mile away and realized she had given me a 50 and not a 5. I turned around because I figured it would come out of her paycheck. Another time, it was an extra dollar and I had already gotten home. I just let it be. This is just another example of how screwed up ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 133
Views: 6078

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

VTKillarney wrote:
I’ve always felt that the “deep state” claims were overblown, but this could be a legitimate example of that at work. They took action because their bureaucrat boss was fired. Interesting timing...



:roll:

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by Dutchy
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 150
Views: 8299

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

Since we're on the topic, what do y'all think about nations serving and carrying out the death penalty to foreign nationals? My home state of Texas has done it before despite decries from the international community. One guy came from Mexico and joined a gang. They kidnapped, raped, and murdered so...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

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

Looks almost new, good job!

How many km's are on it?

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by Dutchy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 52
Views: 10712

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

Amazing for these workhorses. How many flight cycles does it have? And how many hours?

Doesn't have Air France a few very early A320's flying?

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 9610

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

So tens of millions down the drain. Brilliant move Air France.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth!
Replies: 45
Views: 1657

Re: Woman in Coma Gives Birth!

Hideous crime.

Kiwirob wrote:
My next question is why was a brain dead women being kept alive for 14 years anyway?


Vegetative state isn't brain dead. If she is brain dead, she is dead.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 83424

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZadTDkjRA_U
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Interesting address by mr. Corbin and his vision on Brexit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZadTDkjRA_U

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Next AF-1 After 748
Replies: 28
Views: 2497

Re: The Next AF-1 After 748

After 30 years of 748 in service and since Boeing and Airbus will stop making double decker airplane.... is even 777 MAX whatever the next future 777 will be AF-1? I always under impression that AF-1 must use 4 engines and double decker for safety you are thinking ahead, given the VC-25B isn't in s...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1111

Re: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO

C'est la vie. Just shake my head.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 150
Views: 8299

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

Former US Supreme Court judge Kennedy says that solitary confinement is cruel and unusual and he was hoping a case would have come before him. And you are in favor of euthanasia then you should support a prisoners desire to be executed. Your country forcefully held down an old lady and asked her ch...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 150
Views: 8299

Re: Capital Punihsment in the US and Its Future

Some prisoners have threatened to kill other inmates unless given the death penalty. Several have kept their word and done just that. Why are you in favor of needlessly putting lives at risk? Pfff, nice rhetoric trick. Make sure your inmates are save and make your prisons more humane so that this d...

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