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by 330west
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13441

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

I don't doubt that they could get 120-140 people on a plane to a major European hub a few times a week, but where's the premium demand coming from? Nashville doesn't even have a five star hotel and only a handful of four star properties. A common theme of the newer non-hub flights for BA for example...

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by 330west
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany
Replies: 97
Views: 2235

Re: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany

AvObserver wrote:
330west wrote:
AvObserver wrote:


First off, learn to quote. Second, your sister is a f*cking dumb*ss to go without health insurance and an even bigger dumb*ss to admit to doing so on principle.

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by 330west
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany
Replies: 97
Views: 2235

Re: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany

Only 20%?! . yup, the election gave us a good count. Would probably be interesting to model a society with 20% assholes in it, and check if that is already above a critical threshold where good people can´t compete anymore, and the overall welfare will just start to decline. But defining strategies...

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by 330west
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15361

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Besides the stereotypical American military/law enforcement pseudo hero worship, I can't get my head around this one either. As others have stated, he died in an accident and even if he had died in combat, he would have done so through his own free will. What it comes down to is this ... the guy's d...

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by 330west
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany
Replies: 97
Views: 2235

Re: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany

Laughable. De Blasio is barely a pimple on the map for me since I don't live in his city.. So why did you start the thread? Why do you even care what he does? Because I care about the people in the city he runs. He's supposed to work for them, not galavant off to Europe to grandstand to fellow Soci...

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by 330west
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany
Replies: 97
Views: 2235

Re: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany

Laughable. De Blasio is barely a pimple on the map for me since I don't live in his city.. So why did you start the thread? Why do you even care what he does? I work, pay taxes and take payroll deductions for my H/C coverage, pal! Payroll? So you're just a loser employee, not a founder or investor?...

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by 330west
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 10870

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

New Bedford, MA. At one time it had service to Laguardia, I assume with Northeast and/or Delta but now just Cape Air to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. It's 40 minutes from PVD and just over an hour from Boston by car so probably not on anyone's radar but I've always thought a connection to Newark ...

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by 330west
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany
Replies: 97
Views: 2235

Re: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany

I bet if someone polled actual New Yorkers, they'd express more concern over the issues facing the United States than the unfortunate death of one of the city's 300,000 municipal employees.

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AvObserver wrote:
Right after one of NY's finest was executed in cold blood, he does this. Surprised I've not yet seen it posted in here: http://nypost.com/2017/07/06/de-blasio- ... 20-summit/


I'll be sure to send a check to his reelection campaign.

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by 330west
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Apparently Couldn't Find A Hotel To Book For The G20 Summit
Replies: 50
Views: 1446

Re: President Trump Apparently Couldn't Find A Hotel To Book For The G20 Summit

Yes there is Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187331-d194643-Reviews-Fairmont_Hotel_Vier_Jahreszeiten-Hamburg.html Fairmont ≠ Four Seasons. What's your point exactly ? My original point, intended sarcastically, was that there isn't a Four Seasons there. Yes...

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by 330west
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Apparently Couldn't Find A Hotel To Book For The G20 Summit
Replies: 50
Views: 1446

Re: President Trump Apparently Couldn't Find A Hotel To Book For The G20 Summit

There's also not a Four Seasons in Hamburg. I've never tried it myself but I can't imagine it's easy getting a room at a hotel that doesn't exist. Yes there is Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187331-d194643-Reviews-Fairmont_Hotel_Vier_Jahreszeiten-Hamburg....

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by 330west
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Apparently Couldn't Find A Hotel To Book For The G20 Summit
Replies: 50
Views: 1446

Re: President Trump Apparently Couldn't Find A Hotel To Book For The G20 Summit

Surely Mr. Trump's friend King Salman could have let him have a room: "BuzzFeed News surveyed some of the highest-rated hotels in Hamburg to see who had snagged their rooms in advance. Here are the results: — The Four Seasons: Saudi Arabia's King Salman is here. In addition to his giant entour...

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by 330west
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT prints all of Trump's lies
Replies: 71
Views: 1729

Re: NYT prints all of Trump's lies

Are you so far gone that you actually want a civil war in this country? You are really causing me to be very concerned. I truly fear that if you and your kind continue to advocate this position a civil war is exactly what you will have. Is this what you want? Are you really prepared for the implica...

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by 330west
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT prints all of Trump's lies
Replies: 71
Views: 1729

Re: NYT prints all of Trump's lies

Also, the NYT fails to show how Trump intended to lie in this case. I honestly believe that Mister Trump doesn't care a bit about the truth and thus what is intend to lie? With that line, you can defend anything, and for the first part, I don't think he ever said he changed his mind, he just said h...

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by 330west
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Bill On Schools Teaching Kids To Interact With Cops
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: New Jersey Bill On Schools Teaching Kids To Interact With Cops

Flighty wrote:
Children should also be taught about crime and how it destroys families, and how police are society's representatives, their representatives fighting against lawless chaos. In chaos, strong men do well but women and children do very poorly.


Not many strong men in the police force these days.

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by 330west
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect
Replies: 71
Views: 5535

Re: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect

seahawk wrote:
Finally the president can shape the country and protect the people. Good for America!!


Protect us from what precisely? Honestly, based on my experiences with them I'm more afraid of white self-proclaimed Christians than I am of Muslims.

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by 330west
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 111
Views: 3320

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

On the bright side, they probably won't have the votes.

Obviously there's nothing a rational person can say to defend the motivations behind this bill though.

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by 330west
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect
Replies: 71
Views: 5535

Re: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect

Maybe I'll stop wetting the bed at night. Fingers crossed!

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by 330west
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 111
Views: 3320

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

I don't get it. What does the GOP see in this? Taking ownership of the country's health care system with this bill just to "repeal Obamacare" seems like cutting of one's nose to spite their face politically. Simple. It's an opportunity to undo Obama's legacy and bring this nation a few de...

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by 330west
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 America's Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: 2017 America's Cup

The newest 12s are 35 years old and as amazing as they are to sail(I've done two NYYC annual regattas on one) the entire design concept wouldn't lend itself well to an update. It would just be a bastardization really. I'd like to see a ClubSwan 50 type of design(though closer to 65') with strict sal...

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by 330west
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT prints all of Trump's lies
Replies: 71
Views: 1729

Re: NYT prints all of Trump's lies

NYT agenda going back a decade against Trump has been well known. As hometown paper any chance at taking a shot against him or commenting negatively about his business the NYT has done. Its hardly journalism when a papers management has a beef with the person and it repeatedly shows. The man is wid...

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by 330west
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar
Replies: 44
Views: 1380

Re: Trump Administration Dumps Iftar

He said he didn't want a poor person in charge of the economy. Which is fair enough. You wouldn't just go and pick a homeless guy off the street and make him Commerce Secretary. You'd be looking for someone who has proven himself successful, as Wilbur Ross has done. Just like you wouldn't want some...

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by 330west
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 America's Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: 2017 America's Cup

Bongodog1964 wrote:
Oracle came back from 8 - 1 down last time.


Not this year. Very happy to see this outcome. Maybe it will actually be worth watching next time.

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by 330west
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT prints all of Trump's lies
Replies: 71
Views: 1729

Re: NYT prints all of Trump's lies

NYT agenda going back a decade against Trump has been well known. As hometown paper any chance at taking a shot against him or commenting negatively about his business the NYT has done. Its hardly journalism when a papers management has a beef with the person and it repeatedly shows. The man is wid...

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by 330west
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 America's Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: 2017 America's Cup

It's Nascar on the water. The race is over before it even begins. I'm glad that New Zealand will win and I'm hopeful that the rumors of a return to monohull racing are true.

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by 330west
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1754

Re: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM

aviationaware wrote:
Try telling that to someone who had a very religious upbringing.


Again, it's a choice no matter how you cut it.

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by 330west
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1754

Re: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM

aviationaware wrote:
How is having the same rights but calling it differently a lower standard of recognition? You want the gay's feelings to be kept in mind but are absolutely happy to hurt religious feelings in return.


Holding religious beliefs is a choice. Being homosexual or black or trans isn't.

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by 330west
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Accomplishments
Replies: 55
Views: 1717

Re: Trump's Accomplishments

1. Stopped the free trade agreements that were bad for America. Which ones did he actually stop? TTP wasn't in effect yet. And there you're operating under the assumption that these free trade agreements were bad for Americans. Most elected Democrats and Republicans, along with the vast majority of...

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by 330west
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1754

Re: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM

Simply put, you are asking that a population settle for a lower standard of recognition within society. It's no different than saying that black people should sit in the back of the bus, it's the same seat and they're still going to get where they want to go after all. Edited to add: I'd actually sa...

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by 330west
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1754

Re: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM

aviationaware wrote:
Klaus wrote:
That kind of thing is discrimination, pure and simple.


Is it?


Yes.

aviationaware wrote:
Maybe, but why this incessant need to call it marriage? If those people...


This is textbook discrimination.

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by 330west
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cunard/Queen Mary transatlantic
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Cunard/Queen Mary transatlantic

Has anyone done a Transatlantic with Cunard on the Queen Mary? I was chatting with some friends this afternoon about their Hamburg-Southampton-NY crossing last year and it sounds like something I'd enjoy but if anyone else has done it, I'd appreciate their thoughts.

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by 330west
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have tatoos and/or multiple piercings?
Replies: 65
Views: 2295

Re: Do you have tatoos and/or multiple piercings?

In my college gogo boy phase I did a very elaborate pair of angel wings and always intended to do more but never did. Currently no piercings but had tongue, nipples and something below the belt.

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by 330west
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Providence(PVD) growth
Replies: 60
Views: 1213

Re: PVD - Sudden Rapid Growth - What Response is Next?

330west: I am curious as the reasons why your travel is so heavily skewed towards BOS versus PVD. I know of many people who prefer BOS for long distance travel or for very particular destinations of travel based on nonstop service or fares, is that the case with you? To an extent it is. About half ...

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by 330west
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Providence(PVD) growth
Replies: 60
Views: 1213

Re: PVD - Sudden Rapid Growth - What Response is Next?

330west: I am curious as the reasons why your travel is so heavily skewed towards BOS versus PVD. I know of many people who prefer BOS for long distance travel or for very particular destinations of travel based on nonstop service or fares, is that the case with you? To an extent it is. About half ...

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by 330west
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Providence(PVD) growth
Replies: 60
Views: 1213

Re: PVD - Sudden Rapid Growth - What Response is Next?

It's great that PVD has picked up all of this additional service however the offerings are still pretty slim. I live in downtown Providence, 15 minutes from the airport, and I've only used Green five or six times compared to at least sixty trips out of Logan in the three years I've lived here. I did...

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by 330west
Thu May 25, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 1881

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

Here's the secret guys. If you are a woman, or black, or hispanic, or gay, or whatever "oppressed" minority you identify with, NOBODY CARES about holding you down. White straight males are not sitting down thinking of ways to keep you down. I'm pretty sure they just want to or at the very...

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by 330west
Thu May 25, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Montana Candidate Body Slams Reporter Day Before Election
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: Montana Candidate Body Slams Reporter Day Before Election

He'll still win and probably pull it off with a big margin(250,000 votes have already been cast). This kind of thing actually appeals heavily to the Republican base.

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by 330west
Thu May 25, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else
Replies: 53
Views: 1374

Re: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else

Social programs are not enumerated in the General Welfare clause. You are inferring that power based on a populist Supreme Court ruling from the mid-1930s that overturned 150 years of precedent. By contrast, Article I Section 9 explicitly enumerates that Congress and shall have the power to raise a...

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by 330west
Wed May 24, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else
Replies: 53
Views: 1374

Re: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else

Defense is a specific, enumerated responsibility of the federal government. Social programs aren't. You are overlooking, or intentionally ignoring, the "General Welfare" clauses in the Constitution. Social programs are not enumerated in the General Welfare clause. You are inferring that p...

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by 330west
Tue May 23, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else
Replies: 53
Views: 1374

Re: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else

Easy to say when you're hiding behind a screen name on a hardly-read internet message. Even down in DallAss, I suspect you'd get your head bashed in if you spouted off like that in public. Huh. It sure sounds like you are condoning violence for holding a certain political belief. Let's say I did &q...

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by 330west
Tue May 23, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else
Replies: 53
Views: 1374

Re: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else

And before any conservatives on here say this proposed budget is simply to help balance a budget or take away government fat, that's belied by how massive the cuts to certain departments are clearly meant to cripple or even destroy them: the EPA, Agriculture, Labor, Education, Justice.. Good. The c...

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by 330west
Tue May 23, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 1881

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

Are these Fox News studies? http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/20/religion-politics-affect-americans-philanthropy/ A major survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy confirms that residents of states that lean Republican and are most religious donate more of their money to charity, while mor...

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by 330west
Tue May 23, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 4039

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

scbriml wrote:
At best he'll tweet that this was "one bad hombre".


Close ... 'evil losers'. He has the the vocabulary of a ninth grader, not a graduate of Penn(or even a Penn State frat bro).

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by 330west
Tue May 23, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 1881

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

If they're just giving to their churches, they might as well be going out and buying meth or heroin. I'd probably respect them more in that case. At least they're doing something for the economy.

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by 330west
Tue May 23, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 1881

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

study after study shows Republicans are magnitudes of order more charitable than Democrats... Are these Fox News studies? http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/20/religion-politics-affect-americans-philanthropy/ A major survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy confirms that residents of state...

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by 330west
Mon May 22, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 1881

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

Would you mind revealing something about your standing in society? Level of education, financial class position, fields of endeavor? Just in general, no need to divulge personal information of any kind. Might help in understanding where you are coming from. Thanks. Rich, poor or in between it sound...

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by 330west
Mon May 22, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 1881

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

Would you agree, though, that "poverty" doesn't simply happen to someone, and that it requires, at some point, one or more poor choices made by that individual? Would those poor choices include a choice of the wrong parents, country or continent or would it, perhaps, include a poorly chos...

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by 330west
Sun May 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS
Replies: 30
Views: 1163

Re: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS

National Symphony Orchestra: 2016-2017 Season: http://www.kennedy-center.org/nso/schedule Real music, folks! 150 performances per season. Hits that endure 200 years. But there are dozens of better orchestras - probably eight in the US alone. As for the list, just one ... Daft Punk in August 2007 in...

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by 330west
Thu May 18, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roger Ailes has died
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: Roger Ailes has died

A complete POS, period. Someone had to go ahead and prepare Trump's room in hell(not that I believe in that sort of thing, lol).

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by 330west
Wed May 17, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 5370

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

The problem with Pence is his association with and fondness for the religious right. Trump talks up their pet issues to curry favor and win votes. Pence genuinely believes that abortion, assisted suicide and homosexuality are threats to society. I would be willing to put up with Pence. At least I k...

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