Or the troops are being sent there to show Iran that if they mess with our oil tankers or other assets they will regret it. But I guess with Trump you always have to assume the worst, . Most of our oil does not come from the Middle East so I don't know whose oil tankers you are talking about. And j...Jump to post
Not true. They took hostages who were Americans in their part of the world, after having staged a democratic revolution to overthrow the US-installed dictator. Sounds like workaday realpolitik to me. Still nothing done to the US homeland or civilian Americans - unlike other ‘allies’ in the Gulf. Th...Jump to post
Or the troops are being sent there to show Iran that if they mess with our oil tankers or other assets they will regret it. But I guess with Trump you always have to assume the worst, like that time everyone said we’d be in a nuclear war with North Korea. Amazing that you continue to ignore that th...Jump to post
Pentagon asking Trump to send several thousand more troops to Mideast as Iran tensions grow https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-iran-pentagon-troops-warplanes-20190523-story.html So "The Pentagon" aka the Trump administration, asks the Trump administration for more troops in ...Jump to post
stratclub wrote:There are reasons why some people will never procreate.............
N14AZ wrote:LMP737 wrote:I don't know if this counts but I did prove my wife she was wrong once and she admitted it.
Naaaaah. I know, this is the internet and you can claim whatever you want. But this is so unrealistic and unlikely, it’s ridiculous to claim such an achievement.
Of course there is no money for it - everything is given away to those claiming to be “poor” and “destitute”.
And how are they not fixing it? If you buy something that’s broken you return it. That’s what the German navy did according to the 2017 article you linked. Weel of course they are going to do that. However with all the problems the German Navy is having I think their funds should be used to fix tho...Jump to post
I don't know if this counts but I did prove my wife she was wrong once and she admitted it.Jump to post
Irrelevant. But it's also a job likely to be replaced by AI. It is quite relevant. I always chuckle when I hear people repeat the mantra of how they should be happy to have jobs, technology changes, companies have to be more efficient, outsourcing is a fact of life in the business world etc, etc. I...Jump to post
KFTG wrote:LMP737 wrote:So what do you do for a living?
Airlines are not jobs programs.
There’s no spin. I’m just stating facts. Bolton wants more military action and Trump has said no. I get the sense that you’ve never worked with other people in an organization. If you had, you would know that people don’t get fired just because they have a different opinion than their boss. It’s ac...Jump to post
UpNAWAy wrote:Rampers should not worry about future jobs that likely won't even exist in 20 years due to technology. Protecting unneeded jobs has killed a lot more needed jobs than saved.
Internal squabbles happen ALL of the time in administrations. And it’s not as if Trump has been shy to show people the door. It’s obvious that he is willing to invoke that option. You can try an spin this all you want. It still comes back to him either being fully on board or being asleep at the sw...Jump to post
Magog wrote:You are making my point. Trump takes foreign policy directives from people that are questionable but that does not mean that Trump has any desire whatsoever to launch a war with Iran.
Apparently you’ve missed the reports that say that Trump is actively feuding with Bolton. Trump has even publicly stood up to him. https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEF31KLdl_9-ScsfKETwRyK0qFggEKg0IACoGCAowt6AMMLAmMMT5lwM?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen Let me get this straight he's feuding w...Jump to post
Don’t confuse bad foreign policy with a genuine desire to go to war. Listening to Bolton over the years I would say he has a very strong desire for it. As for Trump you can only cone to two conclusions. One, he's fully on board with this and talk of his "restraint" is just part of the gam...Jump to post
I don’t think that we will go to war. Trump appears to be showing some restraint. I also don’t think that the Norwegian insurance carrier gives a rats ass about what the United States things. I am sure that they did their own independent assessment and that the result of that assessment was that th...Jump to post
I think, at this stage, it's more about Bolton than Trump; from what I hear, Trump is trying to restrain Bolton and may recognise (a) that withdrawing from the Iran nuke deal was a mistake and (b) that he is being manipulated down a path to war by JB and other hawks. I don't think Trump wants a war...Jump to post
We live in the age of trolls, and this is one of the ultimate trolls. It is soooo stupid that people will undoubtedly respond and that is all trolls want. So they say "FLAT!!!" and sit back and enjoy the attnetion they get as others try to educate them. Of course morons do need countering...Jump to post
One day, many moons from now, people will look back at this period in history the same way we look back at Nazi Germany today and wonder how it was possible for a group of people who consider themselves so enlightened and morally superior to everyone to condone the dehumanizing and wholesale slaugh...Jump to post
Many states like Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri are suddenly passing strict anti-abortion laws which completely forbid abortion regardless of circumstances, and has life sentences for doctors who perform one. I think it's crazy, because while I'm actually more pro-life, in certain situations a preg...Jump to post
Here's an interesting article regarding one the architects of the last Gulf War and is cheer leading the current crisis. This time though as National Security adviser which makes him even more dangerous. https://taskandpurpose.com/john-bolton-trumps-new-war-consigliere-dodged-already-lost-vietnam-wa...Jump to post
Other than this priest, many people have had experiences that can not be explained by science. It is this, that I believe is the answer to the question posed in the title of this thread. Can't be explained by science YET. All through out human history things that could not be explained by the scien...Jump to post
A very nice overview of the design evolution of the F-14 Tomcat by presented by former Northrop Grumman VP Mike Ciminera. I found it quite interesting and I know many of you have a special place in your heart of this aircraft, so I thought I share it. Video link https://images.ecosia.org/861_eo5QL6...Jump to post
Just because you live in a country that is poor and run by dictators maybe does not give anyone the right to free and unfettered access to the United States and our services? There's seems to be something you are either unaware of or are overlooking because it does not support your narrative. These...Jump to post
This is not the first time. I remembered years ago, United Airlines pilot murdered his ex-wife. They arrested the pilot before or after the flight I can't remember that news. He still in jail. I found Google news: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-05-29-9102170792-story.html Q Then th...Jump to post
So the murders happened 3 1/2 years ago and they finally arrested him just at the time he was about to depart? Sounds like a da has a drama streak and wanted to get some big news headlines out of this arrest. The indictment came down the night before, he should have been immediately arrested outsid...Jump to post
Following up on Tonkin Gulf redux, here's the latest news on US / Israeli aggression in the region. Trump is testing the waters by having his acting Secretary of Defense propose sending 120,000 troops to Saudi Arabia in preparation for the coming attack on Iran. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/w...Jump to post
My wife is in school right now to be a teacher. She's been awarded loans that she does not need. I wonder how many people out there give into temptation and take the money even though they don't need it. On the flip side I wonder about the people who are burdened with debt to do jobs like teaching w...Jump to post
One question to Europeans though - who will then provide security to European nations? Nearly all of them are overburdened with social responsibility - welfare, social housing, retirement benefits, healthcare, all at levels they cannot afford. All that comes with extractive taxes and in most countr...Jump to post
They apparently also were prone to cold soaked fuel causing ice to form on the wings, requiring an ice inspection to be performed during the turnaround regardless of if you were in El Paso or Minneapolis. I believe the "Alternate" fuel burn schedule (entered in the FMC during preflight) s...Jump to post
Having spent thirteen years working on the MD-80, almost two years on the MD-90 and brief exposure on the 717 in Long Beach I'll throw my two cents in. MD-80 simply put is workhorse. True, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the A320 or 737NG has. Heck the most sophisticated thing on it ...Jump to post
I hear he's getting a gig with stormfront.Jump to post
I am also curious as to what he was convicted for?
Islamic Minaret Should Replace Notre Dame Spire, Says Architecture Expert https://www.infowars.com/islamic-minaret-should-replace-notre-dame-spire-says-architecture-expert/ Writing in Domus, Tom Wilkinson, history editor of the Architectural Review, argues that the rebuild is an opportunity to comm...Jump to post
Only at some of the power 5 schools..Do you think a DI school like UW-Green Bay makes money with their basketball program. Now DII schools like Minnesota Duluth, Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech breakeven or make money with their DI hockey programs, but it doesn't come close to covering the expe...Jump to post
As a "scary little brown person" myself. I believe we need a wall to help slow the influx of people who come here illegally. And living in a border state, I have a front-row seat to the effects. The only way you would slow the flow is to close all legal points of entry. Because that's whe...Jump to post
We can’t afford wars or huge DOD overruns Funny, I've never seen you start a thread about it. . We need a wall. Yes, to protect us from all the scary little brown people who don't speak American or who might pray to the wrong imaginary friend. Don't try and pretend its for anything else. Oh and by ...Jump to post
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/22/elizabeth-warren-student-loan-debt-1284286 So, let me get this straight; I chose to make a responsible decision by not taking on crushing student loans to complete a degree, but those who irresponsibly took out $50K to get a degree in fields that aren’t in ...Jump to post
Keep in mind that this is the clown who had to resign because he spent his Congressional campaign budget remodeling his office to look like Downton Abbey..... and whose father's only comment in response to his son's resignation was: "Well, my son's not gay," despite no one even bringing t...Jump to post
They might want to fix the issues the German Navy currently has first.
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/1 ... -christmas
Residents fleeing to USA to escape corrupt governments... We should keep sending funding to corrupt governments... Lets conveniently ignore this countries history of destabilizing our southern neighbors, installing the before mentioned corrupt regimes, or if not installing them supporting them. And...Jump to post
And I am positive that all of us have screwed up on that rule quite a few times in their lives. Normally because you don't even think of it being an issue at the time. You can follow the rule all you want (it is a smart rule) but you just never know. Thankfully most of us don't get caught up in som...Jump to post