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  1. We have age requirements for drinking, voting, signing contracts, etc. In recognition of the lack of decision making skills that might prevent you from doing something stupid. Sex change or hormone treatments? No worries. A 4 year old or hormonally challenged adolescent going through puberty has the rational mental capacity to judge a life altering decision.
    2 points
  2. Autopilot in the jet kicks off sometimes too. Sometimes it's completely INOP **gasp** Should we scrap the entire concept because it isn't absolutely perfect? If I was trusting Tesla autopilot to transport my family, I'd do exactly what I do in the airplane. Monitor it. Trust but verify. Because I'm not an idiot. As for other drivers on the road, I would trust Tesla autopilot software over their awareness and reaction time 100 times out of 100. Do you live in a strange alternate reality where people are really courteous, attentive, skilled drivers? If so I would very much like to visit.
    2 points
  3. I've said it several times, I do not like Trump but I voted for him to prevent what you will see below. How anyone who voted for Biden can watch this without throwing something at the screen is beyond me. Giving three year olds drugs to change their sex...you are truly some sick fucks.
    2 points
  4. I'm baffled that there's virtually no cost to filing a false report. If during the course of the investigation there's incontrovertible evidence the accusation was contrived, the legal consequences of the original accusation should be transferred to the person who falsely brought up the claim.
    2 points
  5. I don’t understand why everyone keeps interacting with the troll.
    2 points
  6. No thanks, I’ll pass on the experimental vaccine until ordered to take it.
    2 points
  7. No dog in the fight. But the 480FS Wikipedia page has an awesome “Woke era to present write up.” never seen that before must be a new AF Historian.
    2 points
  8. The GOP contingent in the House is now largely ballless Betas afraid of their own shadows. For proof look no further than this weekend's Hunter S. Thompson fever-dream that is CPAC. I have tons of respect for Rep. Kinzinger for sticking to his principles, ignoring the conspiracy theories, and fighting for the soul of conservatism. The GOP needs as many Adam Kinzingers as they can find.
    1 point
  9. Question for our fighter pilots. I personally hate to see precious F22’s being used to intercept Bears off Alaska. Homeland defense does not need LO. Would not an F-15X be a better choice for that mission than a single engine F-16?
    1 point
  10. Well Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) is slowly stripping the rights of the accused slowly away to try to gain more convictions. Currently, Article 32 hearings are nothing more than a paper trial that lasts maybe 5-10 minutes (mine lasted about 10 minutes). The complaining witnesses (defense name for victims) don't have to testify anymore at an Article 32 hearing, thus not subject to be cross-examined and possibly have their testimony impeached. Regardless of what the investigating officers finds (for Art 120 offenses, it must be a JAG) and recommends, no convening authority in the USAF is not going
    1 point
  11. I'm not sure where you're driving but all I see on the road these days are compact SUVs and crossovers. If you exclude pickups, the top 3 selling vehicles in America for 2020 were compact SUVs: the rav4, the crv, and the equinox. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/wheels/news/best-selling-cars-suvs-pickups-2020/%3Famp You can't spec any of those three to be even remotely close to the level of luxury and tech a Tesla has. So the Tesla costs more. This is not difficult to understand. Tesla makes luxury electric cars with preposterous performance. So yes they're going
    1 point
  12. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/02/man-who-refused-bow/618156/ “Kinzinger’s stance has earned him some critics. One of Trump’s fawning court pastors, Franklin Graham—the son of the prominent evangelical preacher Billy Graham—attacked the 10 Republicans who supported impeachment. “It makes you wonder what the thirty pieces of silver were that Speaker Pelosi promised for this betrayal,” Graham wrote on Facebook. “He said we took pieces of silver from Nancy Pelosi because—what?” Kinzinger asked me. “Trump is Jesus Christ? Christians have got to open their eyes and be
    1 point
  13. Units differ. At least for us, local guys get an interview regardless of package (that’s the one perk they get). Off the street guys’ apps and face time get them the interview. Now everyone is at the interview as equals - interview performance is what gets the job. Our local guys performed extremely well at last year’s board, so we hired 3 of them. We’ve also passed on many local guys over the years, including some who have tried multiple times. While this doesn’t apply to every unit, there is not some secret huge leg up for the local guy.
    1 point
  14. I’ve been thinking about getting a Tesla but you can’t beat good old American horsepower!!
    1 point
  15. The ink on the revised, idiotic new UPT syllabus isn’t even dry and now CSAF says, “We may have pushed...a little too far.” Geebus, ya think? If only hundreds of IPs told them that ahead of time. For years.
    1 point
  16. In the past month the warhawks have also lost - Their hand signal/gang sign (used to be a W by lowering the ring finger - reason given was that it looked too much like the shocker) - "FNG" name. Previously new pilots were referred to as Filthy Beans (FB) until named. The new "new guy" call sign is New Warhawk ________ (first name only). NW is not an accepted abbreviation for "New Warhawk" as it may be misconstrued (???) - Top 6-9 meetings are no longer referred to as Top 6-9 meetings due to the sexual nature of their name. They are now Top 4-8 meetings, "or commander, DO, ADO, a
    1 point
  17. Also strip that dude of his call sign...everyone forever more refer to him as rank and last name, even when talking about him in a conversation. His call sign should cease to exist and never be spoken by another individual again. He doesn’t deserve it.
    1 point
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  19. There is no world in which fighter pilot callsigns will be run by the EO office. It's hilarious that this dumbass of a squadron commander thinks that would ever be a thing that anyone would agree to. I would 110% prefer to not have an official callsign than to do this dickdance and I know every single other pilot in the entire CAF feels the exact same way. The predictable result of this is that squadrons are just going to have secret roll calls and namings off base with no bobs invited. Those will be twice as rowdy and irresponsible as if they just let us have our fun in the bar. I
    1 point
  20. I'll always support Kinzinger over the spoiled drunk that's never had a day in his life where he had to be accountable for his actions. Sent from my SM-N975U using Baseops Network mobile app
    1 point
  21. Finished listening to One Billion Americans. Not convinced of his argument and don't support it, shocking I know. Mainly I found it naïve and assuming, in that the problems that would accompany a policy of rapid mass migration could be solved with the central planner solutions he proposes. That pretty much sums up my main critique of his book, there is SO MUCH DETAIL he goes into that could be discussed and not all of his ideas are bad, but no thanks. I would recommend it for a Nationalist / Conservative looking to see how the other side is thinking and what is behind their i
    1 point
  22. It’s like people forget that we’re a Republic.
    1 point
  23. Welcome to the party Brother. Last year my wife said, you are grumpy since you retired, just go buy your damn airplane. Yes Ma'am! I almost bought a Lancair 4P, had a deal in place, but during pre-inspection found out the airplane spent a few years of "unexplained" and unlogged time in Mexico, the maintenance log books were shit. I am 69% certain that plane was flying drugs into the U.S. and had no idea what shape the wing spars were in. Additionally, the insurance on some of the Lanceairs is outrageous because of their accident rate. I was very enamored with the performance of
    1 point
  24. Welcome back to the GA world, I started back up last year and have been having a blast, while making lots of new friends. Was driving home from the rents today and stopped by an airport because I saw a Stearman inside an open hangar. Wandered up to the hangar to say hey and walked away with a bunch of ideas for my Stearman (plus their offer to help), and a planned 3-ship Stearman outing next weekend. As I was leaving I ran into a retired UAL Captain I know, so we took his Cub up and bounced around the local grass fields. Great people that just love aviation. Did you say air con
    1 point
  25. Honestly, I'm stuck in a hotel and I have nothing better to do and this is kinda fun.
    0 points
  26. A year and a half ago 2 of the 6 C130 flying squadrons had commanders that didn’t attend IDE. One of them took over as a major with 4 months left until pinning on Lt Col. Granted still a lower percentage but not unheard of.
    -1 points
  27. Have you ever been to a training base with trainees in constant close quarters with their instructors? It doesn't matter how many test positive because the numbers are not small to those with that access. Nobody wants to contract COVID from a student, then take it home to their family. We have lots of instructors who have high risk family members. Students are in constant close quarters with their instructors and other trainees. All the COVID spikes after holiday social gatherings provided enough data to show that all it takes is one person to spread the virus at one small event. People a
    -1 points
  28. First off, software is coded. People write the code for the software that makes it even more unreliable and subject to bugs. I don't have time for software bugs when I'm driving. If FSD was so great, why does the Tesla owner assume all the risk like a moron? What's the insurance rates on a Tesla again through a reputable company? I don't care about the other drivers around me and what the hell they are doing. I'm a defensive driver. No software from Tesla is going to stop someone who sucks at driving from crashing into me. I've had to avoid 3-4 accidents in Texas alone because people are
    -1 points
  29. Dude, are you still drunk? How is what I’m saying have anything to do with a Marine spreading naked pictures of chicks online? Go ahead and make your own posts, but if you’re commenting on mine, then stick to what I’m saying: Someone’s past that has nothing to do with said crime is irrelevant as to whether or not someone committed said crime.
    -1 points
  30. I don't understand why your parents took the paper bag off your face either. I get it, they wanted you to feel ”normal" and the bag was your safe space. Nobody wants to see a kid with a face that resembles a Hot Wheels racetrack.
    -2 points
  31. Fun is watching your spouse sit on Santa's lap during the X-mas party while you were deployed. Then her receiving an after party sleigh ride from anyone with red socks on. I didn't see a single reindeer 🦌 around that sleigh though...🤣😭🤣😂😭😭😭😭😭😂🤣😭😭😂🤣
    -3 points
  32. 🍫 I would love to have you come down to Texas and try to smack me. This isn't California and I'm not your cross eyed spouse. You sound like a bonafide BaseOps badass. Or a fruitcake into "wet works.”
    -5 points


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