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by BobPatterson
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 485
Views: 11728

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Seriously father time. Let go of the "Links and Citations" bit. It, like you, are tiring and old. FFS {For Phucks Sake) for the elderly crowd here... Why would you not want to see evidence to support serious allegations? If I want to see evidence of something I simply "Google" t...

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by BobPatterson
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4130

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

The LV mass terror shooter had been buying a number of non-hunting guns over the last year or so. As he bought them 1 at a time, the USA's ATF didn't know he was amassing an arsenal as current rules only mean attention to the ATF if a person buys 3 guns at once from a licensed dealer. To me there s...

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by BobPatterson
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?
Replies: 96
Views: 2038

Re: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?

The idea of belief is capable of several meanings. It should, in my opinion, be reserved for matters of faith, especially by those who subscribe to scientific method. Bob. it's a word in the English language, private definitions are well, private. You are free to use the word only when you choose b...

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by BobPatterson
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13409

Re: Woman dragged of SWA flight was pregnant

Former Dr dao also behaved ridiculously. If a pilot or officer of the law asks you to do something like get off the plane, just do it, rather than throw a hysterical fit. I hope the airlines start fighting these as much as possible in the courts. She seems like anything but a victim to me, from wha...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 333
Views: 7374

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

Here's a good article on "Black on Black Crime." The article is presented as an answer to White people who ask "why are Black people not talking about Black on Black crime?" Spoiler alert: "what about Black on Black crime" is a racist dog whistle. The percentage of Whi...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?
Replies: 96
Views: 2038

Re: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?

Ah, you said the magic word, "believe". Some years ago when I subscribed to the journals "Science" and "Nature" and had full access to the on-line content, I was able to do thorough searches for the word "believe". It rarely gets past the editors and reviewer...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 1350

Re: Word Game Q4 2017

Islamic

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 945

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017

photo showing anal cleft or............

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?
Replies: 96
Views: 2038

Re: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?

One of the many cases where Scientists use different words than faithful people, just like "believe" =99.74% or better probability of being true or "theory" = fact. Ah, you said the magic word, "believe". Some years ago when I subscribed to the journals "Science&q...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4130

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

I hold that no one has the right to tell me that I do not have the right to determine how and when to die (if I choose to end my life, especially in the case of terminal illness). I do acknowledge that a hospice has the right to require me to follow their rules if I request their services. I indeed...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baristas, Anal Cleft and Free Speech
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: Baristas, Anal Cleft and Free Speech

Gosh, I post a serious topic and it is treated with ribald revelry.

At least there have been no conspiracy theories advanced (thus far).

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Security after Vegas 10/1/2017
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Hotel Security after Vegas 10/1/2017

You can ban whatever weapons you want, but if you don't check anyone coming in to the building, there's not much you can do to enforce it. I personally don't want the US to become the type of country where you must clear security to enter hotels when the odds of something bad happening are still ve...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 485
Views: 11728

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

That is why righties decided to stop treating veterans who lost limbs, sight, and hearing. May we presume that you will post evidence to support this statement? Links or citations? Seriously father time. Let go of the "Links and Citations" bit. It, like you, are tiring and old. FFS {For P...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baristas, Anal Cleft and Free Speech
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Baristas, Anal Cleft and Free Speech

Goings on in Everett, Washington: http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/09/11/25407578/what-is-anal-cleft-the-bikini-baristas-suing-the-city-of-everett-are-wondering-too And free speech pundit George Will weighs in: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bikini-clad-baristas-serve-up-a-lesson-in-fre...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 485
Views: 11728

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

It is a violation of basic human rights and was just as illegal before Obama. best regards Thomas You can be barred from joining the military for undergoing prolonged medical treatment, like long term hormone therapy. Why give them special treatment? That is why righties decided to stop treating ve...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?
Replies: 96
Views: 2038

Re: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?

"Richard Dawkins stated that god is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a mysogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, mega...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?
Replies: 96
Views: 2038

Re: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?

God, to quote Richard Dawkins, "is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a mysogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megal...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 1350

Re: Word Game Q4 2017

Immigration

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 1350

Re: Word Game Q4 2017

Miracles

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4130

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

So you consign a lot of people who have a terminal illness to mental health practitioners rather than just letting them make a sane and logical decision to leave this vale of tears with as little pain as possible. Have you watched a loved one go through the absolute agony of knowing, in their lucid...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4130

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

So now you have become the word policeman? I have several dictionaries, including an unabridged, and none of them define suicide with respect to mental health. Perhaps that is because my dictionaries date from 1975-76. Definitions created by psychiatrists after our 200th year of independence ought ...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?
Replies: 96
Views: 2038

Re: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?

TThe god of the old testament is a horrible person God, to quote Richard Dawkins, "is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a mysogynistic, homophobic, racist, infa...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 945

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017

propping eyes open with toothpicks...........

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 1350

Re: Word Game Q4 2017

Halucination

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 374
Views: 9759

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

I think it is the same in the US, don't see why in the US the state depends on the people to defend it. All nations depend on their people to defend the nation, states, provinces, municipalities. At least I am unaware of any states/nations that hire outside mercenaries. But that is about today, not...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 374
Views: 9759

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

[ I wonder why fellow Europeans are so interested in this discussion. Perhaps they want to help us to form a more perfect union. Maybe, it's because they are failing at that task in Europe? Interesting question. Bull shit question. Still, haven't dug into the workings of the EU and still commenting...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 1350

Re: Word Game Q4 2017

ZaSu

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 945

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017

the bantam is luving it.......

Edit: Dang it, pard, fix yer time clock. Or is it me?

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4130

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

Suicide has everything to do with mental health. Suicide is per definition a mental health issue. So now you have become the word policeman? I have several dictionaries, including an unabridged, and none of them define suicide with respect to mental health. Perhaps that is because my dictionaries d...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 1350

Re: Word Game Q4 2017

Nag

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 945

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017

leak the deliberations to Fox...........

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 374
Views: 9759

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

seahawk wrote:
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I wonder why fellow Europeans are so interested in this discussion.

Perhaps they want to help us to form a more perfect union.

Maybe, it's because they are failing at that task in Europe?

Interesting question.

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4130

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

This is somewhat misleading. This includes suicides... and while those are certainly tragic, they're not the same thing as homicides. Why would you not include suicides in gun death rates? So as not to confuse the data regarding crime. That is a key part of the gun control debate, and as many now a...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 374
Views: 9759

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

I enjoy the freedom to own, carry, and operate a firearm in most circumstances. That's a very important freedom for me personally, my fellow citizens, and for checking against tyrannical government. I wonder if anyone has ever compiled a list of the instances (since the 2nd Amendment was adopted) i...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 374
Views: 9759

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

Is there a new edition of the Bible out? I ask because the right proclaims this is a Christian nation. Apparently there is a new Bible out, too, in which Jesus endorses guns for all. I want to pick up the latest edition so I don't look foolish on Sunday. Why should you worry about looking foolish o...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 1350

Re: Word Game Q4 2017

Punching

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 945

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017

courts. are behind closed doors.

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4130

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

This is somewhat misleading. This includes suicides... and while those are certainly tragic, they're not the same thing as homicides. During 2014, there were 21,386 suicides by gun... and 11,008 homicides. If you remove the "gang related" homicides (which the average American will never e...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 1350

Re: Word Game Q4 2017

Time

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 374
Views: 9759

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

This thread has gone pretty much exactly the way I thought. Americans are OK with gun violence, and there's no point in trying to stop it in America for a couple more generations. You are being silly. There has been no one here saying that gun violence is Okay. No survey to my knowledge has ever re...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 374
Views: 9759

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

I enjoy the freedom to own, carry, and operate a firearm in most circumstances. That's a very important freedom for me personally, my fellow citizens, and for checking against tyrannical government. I wonder if anyone has ever compiled a list of the instances (since the 2nd Amendment was adopted) i...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?
Replies: 96
Views: 2038

Re: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?

We do however know that if a President gets wasted one night half the world can be a wasteland. I presume that when you say "wasted" you mean "ends up in a drunken state, inebriated, etc.". I don't think that the President himself launches missiles, but he can issue orders resul...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 374
Views: 9759

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

I've never committed a crime in my life, but because I dare own a firearm, I - and others like me - are an "unsavory element" in our society? No, I do not consider you to be among the unsavory element unless, unbeknown to me, you were one of those who took over the wildlife refuge in Oreg...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 374
Views: 9759

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

EA CO AS wrote:
BobPatterson wrote:
The second amendment applied to militias, and nothing more.


A majority of the nine wise souls in Washington D.C. have consistently disagreed with you.

Which demonstrates to me that they are not always wise. They do reverse themselves at times.

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?
Replies: 96
Views: 2038

Re: Government or God, which is a more dangerous illusion?

Just thought I would pop in on this interesting debate. I believe in myself and the spirt of the human kind and not in an all powerful being.We have the will to do good and bad, and do so every day. We are the product of our past and the hope for our future. Goverment or God? Probably both are a po...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 1350

Re: Word Game Q4 2017

Farce

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 945

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017

except for jury deliberations, which...........

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 1350

Re: Word Game Q4 2017

Performances

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 945

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2017

disposition of cases which are...............

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by BobPatterson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 374
Views: 9759

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

Why aren't the Democrat politicians working for a Constitutional Amendment? Oh, C'mon. You know the answer. Why didn't you pose the question as "Why aren't Republican and Democrat politicians working for a Constitutional Amendment?" Normally an amendment must be proposed by two-thirds maj...

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