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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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...

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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...

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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...

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by LMP737
Sat May 25, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 78
Views: 9698

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

william wrote:
The ineptitude in the DC-10 system's design is staggering along with the cost cutting. Talk about management team that was criminally liable.

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The crash was caused by improper maintenance, pure and simple.

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by LMP737
Fri May 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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 ...

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation
Replies: 30
Views: 1073

Re: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation

stratclub wrote:
There are reasons why some people will never procreate.............


We should all be grateful for that.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1025

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

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. ;-)


Touche!

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3929

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

anrec80 wrote:

Of course there is no money for it - everything is given away to those claiming to be “poor” and “destitute”.


Evidence please.

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 152
Views: 10898

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

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...

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1025

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

I don't know if this counts but I did prove my wife she was wrong once and she admitted it.;)

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10921

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

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...

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by LMP737
Wed May 22, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10921

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

KFTG wrote:
LMP737 wrote:
So what do you do for a living?

Airlines are not jobs programs.


Do you work for one?

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by LMP737
Tue May 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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...

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by LMP737
Tue May 21, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10921

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

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.


So what do you do for a living?

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by LMP737
Tue May 21, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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...

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by LMP737
Mon May 20, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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.


No, he just surrounds himself with people who do and lets them make policy.

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by LMP737
Mon May 20, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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...

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by LMP737
Mon May 20, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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...

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by LMP737
Mon May 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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...

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by LMP737
Mon May 20, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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...

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by LMP737
Sat May 18, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 338
Views: 11924

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Pyrex wrote:

Where did I ever say I believed in imaginary sky fairies?


I had to ask. After all, it's what's fueling this whole thing.

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by LMP737
Fri May 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 40
Views: 2727

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

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...

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by LMP737
Fri May 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 338
Views: 11924

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

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...

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by LMP737
Fri May 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 338
Views: 11924

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

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...

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by LMP737
Thu May 16, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5452

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

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...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 233
Views: 14504

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

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...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution

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...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1375

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

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...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1684

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

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...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1684

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

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...

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by LMP737
Wed May 15, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1952

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

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...

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by LMP737
Sat May 11, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7974

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

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...

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by LMP737
Sat May 11, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7974

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

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...

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by LMP737
Fri May 10, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6467

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

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...

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by LMP737
Wed May 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6467

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

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 ...

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by LMP737
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hannity tells Friends He's Bailing on Fox after Contract ends
Replies: 21
Views: 1411

Re: Hannity tells Friends He's Bailing on Fox after Contract ends

I hear he's getting a gig with stormfront. ;)

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by LMP737
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested
Replies: 79
Views: 4139

Re: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested

NIKV69 wrote:

I am also curious as to what he was convicted for?


It's irrelevant what he was convicted of. He's still a felon in possession of fire arms. The question you SHOULD be asking is how did he get those weapons in the first place.

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by LMP737
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 9670

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

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...

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7974

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

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...

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7974

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

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...

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor Pete Past Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1727

Re: Mayor Pete Past Problems

stl07 wrote:
Why? As long as the media stops trying to play identity politics and focuses on his proposals he should have at least a fair shot.


Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7974

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

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 ...

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by LMP737
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor Pete Past Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1727

Re: Mayor Pete Past Problems

Lets address the elephant in the room. There's no way a gay man will win the presidency.

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by LMP737
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 7974

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

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 ...

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by LMP737
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 5695

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

N328KF wrote:
I think Sears Tower should be renamed to "United Tower." Nobody here in Chicago feels any connection to Willis, the law firm.


That's why everyone in the Chicagoland area still calls it the Sears Tower.

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by LMP737
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8209

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

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...

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by LMP737
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Cuts US Aid to 3 Mexican Countries
Replies: 20
Views: 2027

Re: Trump Cuts US Aid to 3 Mexican Countries

SteelChair wrote:
Because everyone know that NAFTA and direct aid combined to stop illlegal immigration. Not.


See post 18.

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by LMP737
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Cuts US Aid to 3 Mexican Countries
Replies: 20
Views: 2027

Re: Trump Cuts US Aid to 3 Mexican Countries

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...

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by LMP737
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Middle school teacher fired over topless photo
Replies: 33
Views: 2575

Re: Middle school teacher fired over topless photo

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...

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