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  1. aphid

    Russiagate

    This thread is about Russia, yes?
  2. Ken, The pilot crunched one wing, gear & engine. He may actually trade the attachment to you for a box of beer. John
  3. Presuming your motivation is to guard the engine controls, I had a nice device made for our 182E. It was light, strong, cosmetically nice and worked great! We didn't have an STC but ensured it could be removed in seconds if necessary with just a Phillips driver but never had to. We were ramp-checked more than once without problem by Transport Canada. I don't have any pictures, but I sold the plane to Darren at Skydive Big Sky in Innisfail. The plane was written off by one of their guys a couple of years back, but I think he still has the fuselage. If not, he probably still has the Tech Manuals which include diagrams of the part my AME manufactured and installed. Give him a shout. Regards John
  4. Rejecting a message because data overwhelmingly supports it? I thought that was the domain of conspiracy mongers.
  5. I'm of the opinion that none of Mr. Trump's feigned indignation has anything to do with a song, a flag, soldiers, and certainly not the black athletes. I'll get back to this. He is attempting to destroy your latest national health insurance program nicknamed after his predecessor not because he thinks it's faulty - he just wants to eliminate all record of a man who publicly made fun of him at the WH correspondents dinner. He fired the FBI Director not because he was incompetent, but because Comey had dared stand up to him. The encyclopedic volume of people he has taken hateful and derogatory shots at via Twitter firmly establishes he thinks and behaves no better than a pathetically resentful grade-school bully. If somebody rejects him, he will get even. Even if it takes decades. Returning to the topic and Trumps attempt to convert the NFL players message and fan flames of misguided patriotism against the NFL organization is purely a direct result of his sound defeat and subsequent humiliation by the exclusive members-only club of NFL ownership. He is still pissed-off and by god, the NFL will pay... "In 1985, the USFL voted to move from a spring to a fall schedule in 1986 to compete directly with the NFL. This was done at the urging of New Jersey Generals majority owner Donald Trump and a handful of other owners as a way to force a merger between the leagues. As part of this strategy, the USFL filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the National Football League in 1986, and a jury ruled that the NFL had violated anti-monopoly laws. However, in a victory in name only, the USFL was awarded a judgment of just $1, which under anti-trust laws, was tripled to $3.[2] This court decision effectively ended the USFL. The league never played the 1986 season, and by the time it folded, it had lost over US$163 million" source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Football_League Just my $0.02
  6. There's not really a lot he can say is there? 'This is tragic but is the sometimes unfortunate cost of the gun freedoms we enjoy in the US'. Unfortunate? Getting a speeding ticket is unfortunate. Suffering from a sinus cold is unfortunate.
  7. http://time.com/4955704/nfl-league-rulebook-a62-63-national-anthem-rule/ Bolding is mine. Doesn't appear mandatory to me, however I only speak the Queen's English.
  8. Just a supposition: perhaps it was about the subtle protest from the anthem singer at the Monday Night NFL game from PHX. source: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/anthem-singer-jordin-sparks-has-proverbs-318-9-on-hand-for-cowboys-vs-cardinals/amp/
  9. I agree. You should still show respect. Kneeling is one way to do that, even if it's not politically correct. It is in a Roman Catholic church. Ahem... also among traditionalists in the Church of England.
  10. aphid

    North Korea

    Dotard: an old person with impaired intellect; one in his or her dotage. (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dotard) Perhaps establishing which of the antagonists has more articulate speech writers?
  11. aphid

    North Korea

    Perhaps a little more complex than that, as the North invaded the South Jun 25, 1950. The USSR exploded a nuke 10 months earlier - August 29, 1949. sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDS-1
  12. aphid

    Russiagate

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/09/18/wiretapped-cnn-admits-trump-campaign-breitbart-news-right-mainstream-media-wrong/ From your linked page: "But for the mainstream media, it was more important to protect Obama, to demonize Trump, and to smear conservative media outlets." Yet the Breitbart piece simply squandered it's effort by defending Trump, demonizing Obama, and smearing mainstream media. And snarky gloating isn't journalism. It's childish drivel unworthy even of a school-level newspaper. I submit that opinion/editorial pieces (on either side) are not the most appropriate places to seek facts to form your own opinion.
  13. bingo. Canadians have taxes and govts that do not want to spend money on healthcare, or at least struggle with the costs. USA has insurance companies that do not want to spend money on healthcare either, and the system is rigged so that they never lose. And they can vacate the market if they like, whereas the govt cannot. Bottom line is the outcomes are better in every civilized socialist system in the world than in the USA... and that absolutely 100% solidly should be the goal....delivery and outcomes of healthcare. The US system is about the delivery of profits. faulty from the very get-go and very definition. Remove the insurance companies from the picture altogether, start delivering healthcare. I would suggest it would help exponentially if the for-profit hospital model and malpractice/product-liabilty lawyers could be removed from the mix.