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by mbmbos
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: There's a little black spot on the Sun
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: There's a little black spot on the Sun

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vantablack

;-)


Hey now! That's not nice. I shall smite thee using my dark powers.
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DocLightning wrote:
mbmbos wrote:
That's my soul up there.


That is far too bright to be your soul.

I found a Wikipedia on your soul: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vantablack

;-)


Hey now! That's not nice. I shall smite thee using my dark powers.

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by mbmbos
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: There's a little black spot on the Sun
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: There's a little black spot on the Sun

That's my soul up there.

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by mbmbos
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12326

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

In the early 70s TWA operated an L-1011 from ABQ - ORD daily. The first jetaway at ABQ was built for that L-1011 and other jumbos (charter operations), but I believe when TWA first started operating it, they had to rely on stairs.

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by mbmbos
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Replies: 93
Views: 2785

Re: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

This is heart breaking. Just saw a meme this morning that said: "Check on your strong friend." I think the gist of it is no one knows who, among friends and family, suffer in silence. So make no assumptions. And make sure everyone you love is in good shape. Check up on them. Let them know ...

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by mbmbos
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Ghosts a myth? Post your experiences here!
Replies: 41
Views: 1705

Re: Are Ghosts a myth? Post your experiences here!

Seventeen years ago, we purchased a 120 year-old Victorian farmhouse on Boston's South Shore. During the first month in our new house I was upstairs painting a room when I felt the sensation of a person passing by me. I could feel her warmth and smell her perfume, A few days later I was talking to m...

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by mbmbos
Wed May 30, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9770

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

It's better looking than the A350 or the 787.

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by mbmbos
Tue May 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne canceled!!!
Replies: 318
Views: 6149

Re: Roseanne canceled!!!

Ah, so if you don't like someone and think they deserve it its fair game? She compared a black person to a character in Planet of the Apes. Are you okay with that? I don't care. I'm not getting outraged by what someone says on Twitter. Just like I don't care when some Antifa nutjob does something s...

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by mbmbos
Tue May 29, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne canceled!!!
Replies: 318
Views: 6149

Re: Roseanne canceled!!!

CCGPV wrote:
Ah, so if you don't like someone and think they deserve it its fair game?


She compared a black person to a character in Planet of the Apes. Are you okay with that?

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by mbmbos
Tue May 29, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pluto May Not Be A Dwarf Planet After All
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Pluto May Not Be A Dwarf Planet After All

I have recently read about the updated arguments to the Pluto as planet controversy. What hasn't been explained to me is why this argument over categorization is important? Surely the flyby of Pluto was amazing and informative and added to the body of knowledge of our solar system. So I'm genuinely ...

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by mbmbos
Sun May 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 1914

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

I've noticed a few of you getting legalistic about employee rights. Indeed, if you want to split hairs, NFL players must adhere to their contracts. But how narrow minded of you who make that argument! These men are making a silent and respectful protest that Black Lives Matter. Why is that offensiv...

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by mbmbos
Thu May 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 1914

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

AA747123 wrote:
I dont think it goes far enough. If you are a member of the team, you will come out and stand at attention with your hand over your heart during the national anthem PERIOD! If you don't YOUR FIRED! Period!


PERIOD!

YOUR (sic) FIRED!

That's mighty authoritarian of you. You must be so proud.

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by mbmbos
Thu May 24, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL announces new national anthem policy
Replies: 68
Views: 1914

Re: NFL announces new national anthem policy

I've noticed a few of you getting legalistic about employee rights. Indeed, if you want to split hairs, NFL players must adhere to their contracts. But how narrow minded of you who make that argument! These men are making a silent and respectful protest that Black Lives Matter. Why is that offensive...

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by mbmbos
Wed May 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1779

Re: Two women commit horrific crime........speaking Spanish

As usual, the liberals are out in full force with their bleeding hearts without knowing the full story. The snowflakes read a one-sided narrative from a bunch of bloodsuckers and fall in line with the rest of the liberal lemmings. If I were ever to start a cult I would begin with the easily influen...

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by mbmbos
Wed May 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1779

Re: Two women commit horrific crime........speaking Spanish

As usual, the liberals are out in full force with their bleeding hearts without knowing the full story. The snowflakes read a one-sided narrative from a bunch of bloodsuckers and fall in line with the rest of the liberal lemmings. If I were ever to start a cult I would begin with the easily influen...

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by mbmbos
Tue May 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1779

Re: Two women commit horrific crime........speaking Spanish

bennett123 wrote:
This did take place in Montana.

Doubt they get many Spanish speakers.



There are plenty of Spanish speakers in every state in the Union. The notion that speaking Spanish in Montana is a red flag is sheer...bigotry.

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by mbmbos
Fri May 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 6756

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Yes, guns do kill people but it takes a criminal to pull the trigger. We don't blame the car, the knife manufacturer, truck rental companies or any of the other myriad items that people use to harm others. Very weak reasoning on your part. I'm sure people have responded to this trite analogy many t...

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by mbmbos
Fri May 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 6756

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Because the original post was snarky and accusatory so I responded in kind. The only person who is at fault or deserving of blame in this situation is the gunman. I didn't pull the trigger, you didn't pull the trigger. That criminal did. Making sanctimonious posts like this drives each side farther...

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by mbmbos
Tue May 15, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3288

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Having extended conversations in public on smart phone. Last week on the train I sat next to a woman who had a fight with her OB-GYN. She discussed her health in detail for everyone to hear, like she wanted us to be part of the conversation.

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by mbmbos
Fri May 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17774

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

It still looks like a cheap charter carrier that quickly threw something together. Disappointing.

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by mbmbos
Fri May 11, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader

I think the notion that anyone who wishes can be a cheerleader is a great idea! I agree with you, Sir! They are kids, let them have fun while they can. I think this is a dangerous mentality, however. That works for elementary school. For high school, however, kids should be prepared for the real wo...

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by mbmbos
Thu May 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader

I think the notion that anyone who wishes can be a cheerleader is a great idea!

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by mbmbos
Tue May 08, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dems oppose Trumps new pick for CIA director
Replies: 32
Views: 948

Re: Dems oppose Trumps new pick for CIA director

Trump's new pick for CIA director Gina Haspel apparently has ruffled the feathers of the democrats once again. Personally I think the dems will have a problem with most anyone Trump tries to put in any position. She is certainly most qualified and is currently the deputy director. So what's the pro...

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by mbmbos
Mon May 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7431

Re: Texas International

I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Texas (TTA > Texas International) was a big player. Lots of DC-9-10s and Convairs. I remember my older relatives complaining about their livery, which they claimed resembled a "tennis shoe." I was fascinated with the built-in stairways that opene...

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by mbmbos
Mon May 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
Replies: 45
Views: 1359

Re: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal

There are huge differences. Gathering opposition research is accepted in our political environment, and has been for some time. Coordinating effort with a foreign and hostile government to sink an electoral campaign is very different. A sitting president looking for information to sabotage a sensit...

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by mbmbos
Mon May 07, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
Replies: 45
Views: 1359

Re: Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal

Excuse me for this interruption but this differs from Hillary and the DNC hiring a spy firm to dig up "incriminating material" on Trump and associates how? And then passing that along to the Justice Department for a bogus warrant? "Among other things they were looking at personal rel...

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by mbmbos
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Recommend: A Good Online Aviation Store
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Recommend: A Good Online Aviation Store

BWIAirport wrote:
airplaneshop.com should have what you're looking for, along with merchandise available on Boeing and Airbus websites


Thank you!

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by mbmbos
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Recommend: A Good Online Aviation Store
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Recommend: A Good Online Aviation Store

Greetings, My little brother just turned 18 and is heading to flight school following H.S. graduation. I would like to give him a gift that is related to his interest in aviation and I fear his interests are too esoteric for me to do a good job find the right gear, so I thought I'd get him a gift ce...

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by mbmbos
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you drink with your dinner?
Replies: 21
Views: 719

Re: What do you drink with your dinner?

Starting this year, I eliminated all drinks containing sugar, including OJ and cranberry juice. I have also made an attempt to drink more hot drinks or luke warm ones and avoid icy beverages as much as I can (I love ice, so this has been a sacrifice). The reason is that Eastern medicine has always e...

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by mbmbos
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 13509

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

My point was we never have perfect information. My opinion was offered based on the available information, not what may or may not be. This is a discussion site where we (I want to say primarily) offer our opinions. So just because you disagree with my opinion doesn't make me a jerk. And I'm not te...

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by mbmbos
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34653

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

But I know this site is not one for practicalities. You know, I don't really think that's fair. If a company plans to re-brand some or all of its services it should have a plan in place and said services should be upgraded in a timely manner. United was quick to launch Polaris, but there is no pace...

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by mbmbos
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 13509

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

Your duty and responsibility as a parent is to...-IR Thanks for letting us all know your opinion on proper parenting. And actually, no thanks. I'm not interested in your opinion on parenting. Parents get that all the time - some scold somewhere or other who weighs in on how they're raising their ki...

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by mbmbos
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 13509

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

irelayer wrote:
The parents failed in their duty and responsibility.


On the one hand you concede you don't the full circumstances and then you proceed to go ahead and declare the parents at fault.

Once again, you nor I have enough information to judge the situation. But you do so anyway.

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by mbmbos
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 13509

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

Kid has behavioral problems, it happens! Giving the kid a slap is not exactly helpful! I do not agree with that. Upon birth everyone has behavioral problems, simply because the way we're supposed to behave isn't naturally in us. We have to learn as we grow up and learning is done by correcting bad ...

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by mbmbos
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case
Replies: 29
Views: 1479

Re: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case

What a load of misogynist tripe. "The same group of women that wants to sunbathe topless is probably the same group that feels assaulted if men stare at their breasts and will no doubt sue them for inappropriate behavior." Really? Do you have any evidence of this or is this what your mind...

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by mbmbos
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case
Replies: 29
Views: 1479

Re: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case

So what's your social justice warrior action in such a case? Let them sunbathe topless AND be able to denounce every pair of eyes that looks below their face and does not belong to a guy they find appealing? Wow! First you start with a snarky insult ("social justice warrior"). Then you pi...

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by mbmbos
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case
Replies: 29
Views: 1479

Re: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case

The court should strike down the law but shield any individual from prosecution. The same group of women that wants to sunbathe topless is probably the same group that feels assaulted if men stare at their breasts and will no doubt sue them for inappropriate behavior. To give an example: a friend o...

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by mbmbos
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Trip to Iceland - Advice Sought

Two years ago I went with a group of friends to Iceland and enjoyed every moment of the 5 days we stayed. The usual sites and activities that are listed are just fine, so feel free to go to the Blue Lagoon (a tad commercial/touristy, but still fun) and do all the other stuff and know you will enjoy ...

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by mbmbos
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Puerto Rico corruption run amok
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Puerto Rico corruption run amok

Funny how CNN and liberals in general loves to go to Puerto Rico and try to make it appear like our government doesn't care about Puerto Ricans and tries to show that there is little progress there and that Trump doesn't care about them. I knew all along that corruption runs deep there and they wer...

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by mbmbos
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Woods issues warning to Trump
Replies: 41
Views: 1628

Re: James Woods issues warning to Trump

Are you trying to imply racism? Could be, why do you hate blacks? Construction has offered a lot of new jobs to Angelenos over the last several decades, but those positions don’t seem to be going to black workers. There were 7,012 black workers in construction in 2014, 2,000 fewer than there were i...

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by mbmbos
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Woods issues warning to Trump
Replies: 41
Views: 1628

Re: James Woods issues warning to Trump

For what reason should we "secure the border? I don't know why don't you ask Mexico? They don't just let anybody walk in to their country. I wonder why? I love Woods. He walked into a poker room I was playing in recently in LAS but didn't spend much time and just talked to someone he knew. I s...

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by mbmbos
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Woods issues warning to Trump
Replies: 41
Views: 1628

Re: James Woods issues warning to Trump

Do you really? Let's start with the lowering of wages in previously middleclass industries over the last 20 years. Start with construction please. And that is because of undocumented workers? Can you cite evidence they are directly related? From the metrics I have read middle class wages began thei...

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by mbmbos
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Woods issues warning to Trump
Replies: 41
Views: 1628

Re: James Woods issues warning to Trump

For what reason should we "secure the border? Trump minions have no clue how to secure the border or which border, or why people cross the border in the first place. Or how people wind up in the country without immigration status, or why all those cut throat business folks hire undocumented wo...

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by mbmbos
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Woods issues warning to Trump
Replies: 41
Views: 1628

Re: James Woods issues warning to Trump

For what reason should we "secure the border?

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by mbmbos
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Feinstein, releases transcript of testimony by Fusion GPS's Glenn Simpson
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: Feinstein, releases transcript of testimony by Fusion GPS's Glenn Simpson

Does the Republican Party have any credibility left? For months the committee has been feeding Fox News and other propaganda outlets tidbits indicating the Russian collusion was entirely the province of the HRC Campaign. Thanks to Feinstein we now know that is patently false. And to think that Grass...

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by mbmbos
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 104
Views: 4422

Re: Steve Bannon book

The big shocker I've heard about so far is that Bannon states he is absolutely sure that after the notorious meeting, Don Jr. marched his contacts up to meet Trump.

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by mbmbos
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 757 cabin update
Replies: 52
Views: 6383

Re: DL's 757 cabin update

Keep those shades closed! Most biz/first class passengers want them closed. But there is usually one that keeps the shades open the entire flight! Usually infrequent or nervous flyers. I usually read or sleep during flights and bright sunlight is the last thing I want. Sorry we impede on your readi...

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by mbmbos
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elitists, Crybabies and Junky Degrees
Replies: 58
Views: 3649

Re: Elitists, Crybabies and Junky Degrees

tommy1808 wrote:
mbmbos wrote:
The notion that one goes to college strictly to earn a trade is shallow and dangerous. .


and... isn´t "just" learning a trade what vocational training is for?

best regards
Thomas


Yes, and those who just want vocational training should attend a vocational school, not university.

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by mbmbos
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elitists, Crybabies and Junky Degrees
Replies: 58
Views: 3649

Re: Elitists, Crybabies and Junky Degrees

The notion that one goes to college strictly to earn a trade is shallow and dangerous. This idea became much more popular during the late 70s and early 80s. The idea that an English class, for example, is unnecessary or a waste of one's time is uninformed, foolish. The much maligned English composit...

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by mbmbos
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sexual Assault - all of it
Replies: 163
Views: 10008

Re: Sexual Assault - all of it

Do you actually know any women? What do you think? Do I actually know any women? Don't insult me. So you pull out a couple of anecdotes to support a misogynistic world view, that women use their sex and specifically threaten claims of sexual assault to advance themselves? This is how violence towar...

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by mbmbos
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sexual Assault - all of it
Replies: 163
Views: 10008

Re: Sexual Assault - all of it

"Even if such evidence would exist. There is also evidence that men rape and abuse women, that doesn´t make all men rapists." Tommy1808, for some reason I'm unable to use Anet's quotation feature with this browser. But to your comment, of course it doesn't make all men rapists. Where have ...

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