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  1. When did I say Biden should fix decades of partisanship in a few days? I said he ran on a platform of unity...he promised to heal America...his inauguration was again about unity. His actions so far are 180 of from what he said/promised. To the winner go the spoils so if he wants to sign 37 executive actions reversing Trump policies so be it, but be HONEST...that is not about unity. He has not taken a single action in the lead up to taking office or in his first few days of executive orders. They are in such a rush to wipe Trump off the map they Biden's wonks reversed an executive order t
    11 points
  2. The internet is weird. And it’s only going to get weirder as we get older. Imagine responding directly to one of Robin Olds’ forum posts bitching about finance.
    7 points
  3. Maybe the internet as we know it should be destroyed. As it stands there are a few tech conglomerates that control EVERYTHING and they have shown they are willing to silence free speech. Many are troubled by them banning Trump (complete overkill as they respond to the mob), but i am more concerned about the double standard because they are picking sides. The did nothing when Madonna said "I want to burn down the White House, the did nothing when Kathy Girffin stood there with the severed head of Trump, they did nothing when BLM rolled out their "Fry police like bacon" chat, they did nothing
    5 points
  4. So...10 reactions out of 330,000 doses? I'll take those odds.
    5 points
  5. UPT studs right now were 5-6 years old when this thread was started. Damn we are old.
    5 points
  6. Our great great grandpas Giuseppe/Seamus/John/Klaus/Vladimir/whatever stumbled off a boat and got citizenship as long as they had a pulse prior to the Immigration Act of 1924. After that point, we set strict (and pretty arbitrary) immigration quotas from countries based on allowing 2% annually of whatever that particular immigrant population was in the country as of the 1890 census. And since then, illegal immigration has been an “issue” because we cut annual numbers of allowable legal immigration. We need immigration. Our citizen population isn’t pumping out enough kids to be able to sup
    5 points
  7. If we're going to talk about mental illness, why are we all of a sudden concerned about it when we've had a sociopathic narcissist and compulsive liar in the WH for the past 4 years? I'd take Uncle Joe over Piece of Shit Trump any day of the week. No, I don't like Harris. No, I don't like "government by Executive Order." Maybe the Biden 1st presser went better because the press sec didn't march into the room, declare an obvious lie, and march out.
    4 points
  8. This is what happens when the party, and to a large extent, the voters don't know what they believe anymore. The activists with very clear, but very niche goals take over. I'm amazed by how many democrat voters I talk to don't know what their party is pushing. This topic is literally one of the examples I'm thinking of. Americans are spending more time than ever attacking their political opponents and defending their allies, yet almost no time thinking and discussing what they actually believe. This is not by happenstance.
    4 points
  9. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for taking the bait. Of course Biden had nothing to with that decision. However, for the last four years the left and the mainstream press blamed EVERY single thing that went wrong on Trump. Have the intellectual honestly to apply the same standard to Biden... Oh I can hear you know...But But But. Not my meme but it certainly holds true. I have yet to see the grand reach across the political aisle, instead it has been a slew of executive orders and a complete dodge on the question of impeaching Trump. He has the opportunity to push the Trump thing asid
    4 points
  10. Been living rent-free in this man's head for years and I didn't even know it haha. Kinda sad when someone goes off the deep end like he did TBH. Proud traitor* over here, glad to be in the company of so many others in this august forum *normal person
    4 points
  11. Disagree here, I think your point is extremely overblown. You could replace “they” and “them” in your post with Twitter and Facebook. Twitter and Facebook are not the internet. Let me repeat. Twitter and Facebook are not “the internet.” Now if you’re talking about the sensible regulation of over reaching, monopolistic large tech companies, I’m all ears. But that’s not your post. Instead, you’re mad that a company has a political leaning. Newsflash: all companies do. Find a different company. The internet in its current form is a worldwide international marvel, not just an American fr
    4 points
  12. I think that's a mistake - it would destroy the internet as we know it. This message board, and others like it would likely be collateral damage, as now the owners, administrators would be liable for whatever gets posted up here - legal or illegal. A much cleaner kill, and IMO the right move, would be to regulate portions of Amazon's business (i.e. AWS, etc)...ala AT&T and their phone business.
    4 points
  13. Remember when news stations used sound off at the end of the night with a waving American flag and the National Anthem? We need more of that and less 24 hours entertainment "news."
    4 points
  14. There's a lot of moderates like myself that find the democratic party running away from them.
    4 points
  15. I've been reading/following/studying a lot of the migration crises in Europe lately due to my job and it's interesting to me in some of the slightly different ways they frame the problem. One thing they often do not discuss in the US that I've seen discussed here is the consequences on the country migrants are coming from when they leave. In short, the people that take the risk to migrate are often more affluent in society, else they wouldn't have the means to attempt the journey, even though they often lose their wealth in doing so. These people are often skilled in their crafts and whe
    4 points
  16. If you’re inside a year, come and go and do as you please. You’ve got to take care of you, because no one else will. what are they gonna do, fire you?
    3 points
  17. I mean in either case, if a dude is killing it all the way to phase 3 and then his grades just hike off a cliff, that was clearly a wasted oppurtunity to retain some great talent. This was a problem that could have been easily fixed.
    3 points
  18. This is going to kill the primary campaign to vaccinate people if the public has reason to believe it's not as effective as advertised.
    3 points
  19. What OSS is that? OSS ADO is nothing but queep..
    3 points
  20. Real life will do that to you. It truly is remarkable that some liberals are able to live their entire lives as liberals. It take some real dedication. Of course, a lot of times it's a case of "liberalism for thee, but not for me." I mean, Bernie is keeping the millions from his book I assume and not giving it to the government to distribute.
    3 points
  21. Say nothing to the fact that tech companies did nothing to censor the 3 years of lies politicians told about Russia-gate and the Trump dossier.
    3 points
  22. When everyone you disagree with is a traitor, that's what tends to happen. I'm seeing a lot of it among my Trump-supporter friends as well. Now the VP, Mitch McConnell, and every congressman who voted to certify the election are traitors.
    3 points
  23. The only reason any of us know Bret Weinstein's name is because he had the temerity to call a spade a spade when he stood up to the extreme, racist, left wing mob that attempted to enact a "day without white people" on his campus. He (rightfully) took a stand against that effort and has been in the limelight ever since. Probably because he's not woke enough. So most of his exposure on the internet is derivative of that one-off event, hence why 95% of it is complaining about democrats...since it was a reaction to democrats. It's the same fundamental story behind Jordan Petersen. These are
    3 points
  24. I liked most of Biden’s speech. Only dislike was it seems like the democrats are already setting up the white supremacist/domestic terror line as their distraction crutch if some of their other policy moves don’t play out as successfully as they hope. Otherwise, I think he genuinely wishes to lower the temperature and try and make the country more united. That being said, I am highly skeptical that others in his party wish the same and I’m also skeptical of his ability to manage those same people. There are a few republicans that worry me as well who will likely not play ball simply
    3 points
  25. Mixed bag today on we of the many EAs Biden is proposed to sign. Some I like, others not so much. My big gripe is the reinforcement of executive power that tacitly happens when he does all this. Congress basically allows it to continue by never saying/doing anything. It's a problem. Checks and balances don't work when they checks only come in times of egregious actions on the part of the executive.
    3 points
  26. It sounds like it was an outlier due to the unique circumstances. I spoke with AFPC and nothing is official until they brief the AFPC commander and he or she signs it--which they iterated had not happened yet and won't until late Jan. They also said mid Feb is still likely the release window
    3 points
  27. The day before I got out Flight Med said I had to get a Yellow Fever shot. I told them I wasn't getting that shot and had no desire to visit anywhere where Yellow Fever was prevalent. The NCOIC said if I didn't get the shot, he'd tell the Med Group/CC, since it was reported to her for non-compliance. I told him that no one was giving me a shot and that at noon the next day when I was an official civilian, I'd personally tell her to fuck off. The next day I picked up my records and they said I didn't need the shot.
    3 points
  28. I thought we're supposed to be believing ALL women now?
    3 points
  29. When selected for UPT, that spot is really tied to a an operational need, which drives a FTU seat, which drives a UPT (or theoretically a cross flow) seat, and not just a generic "pilot" position. So the AF works backwards: operational need -> FTU dates -> UPT dates. For example, just because the C-17 FTU can hypothetically crank out more copilots due to extra capacity available doesn't mean the line C-17 units can absorb them, or that the AF wants to pay for extra C-17 copilots, especially if the AF really wants a F-35 pilot. So the AF may delay a seat in UPT to align with when a sea
    3 points
  30. This thread started when my oldest kid was 4 1/2 and I was a T-1 student. He commissions in May. Your math checks.
    3 points
  31. It's not the same job though. They are taking paid vacation from one job, while working their second job. The fact that it's the same employer means nothing, since that employer hired that person to do 2 separate jobs. For example, if a TR takes mil leave at the same time they take PTO from their GS Treasury dept job to maximize their vacation, no one blinks an eye at them getting paid twice to do the same thing by the same employer. What makes it all stupid (and gives an incorrect outside *appearance* of potential F/W/A) is the unfair rules piling up on ARTs over the years that blur the li
    3 points
  32. Vaccine on Monday, then popped positive Tuesday with congestion, headache and loss of smell. It turns out someone I was exposed to the week prior had it and gave me the bug. So, both covid and the Moderna vaccine had a cage match in my body this last week - all things considered, the experience was pretty tame.
    3 points
  33. The Dems would love that...more impressionable voters, they don’t give a fuck about the actual people or the security consequences, only increasing Pk of keeping their oligarch livelihood (to be fair, this mentality is on both sides). Make the process to gain citizenship smoother (cut a lot of the “red tape”bureaucratic bullshit), but no free lunch...immigrate legally, work illegally at your own risk with min impact to society/resources, or fuck off. I feel for the good people who are illegally here trying to make a better life, working hard, and not sucking from the gov tit, so help them
    3 points
  34. I mean, I would NEVER encourage my children to voluntarily join the military anymore. When they are old enough, I will actively discourage them from that decision. The sacrifices simply aren't worth it in the end.
    2 points
  35. Do you ever think that Trump may have gotten more negative press coverage because he’s a worse human being with worse policies? Just like how I talk more shit about my sisters abusive ex husband than her current husband? Not everyone is entitled to 50-50 good:bad press.
    2 points
  36. How many jobs has he killed in those 2.69 days?
    2 points
  37. LOL. Same here. I would have taken any assignment on my dreamsheet. Admittingly, a couple were shooting for the stars though most would have been doable. But, the AF decided that I needed to go back to the base and airframe I PCSed from. No thanks...7 day opted. Two years later I'm a captain at a major airline and made O5 in the reserves....thanks for the assist, AF!
    2 points
  38. I think you'd have a hard time getting anyone that they used a contrived rationale. I'll give you the double standard, and readily admit social media is garbage, poisoning our ability to critically think, but nothing was contrived. Ignoring the double standard, clear violations of ToS were present, warnings were given, and now they finally did what they should have been doing across the globe to left and right a long time ago. Now they need to step up and apply this standard evenhandedly. Here's me holding my breath... I don't use any social media for this reason. I agree, it's virtu
    2 points
  39. Oh shit! Now you’ve done it... I looked at a few articles he posted. Didn’t know there were so many “traitors” in our midst.
    2 points
  40. 10 out of 21,800 doses from a single facility. Still decent odds but it helps to read the article.
    2 points
  41. I got the first Moderna shot a week ago. Zero side effects.
    2 points
  42. "Flagler-Mitchell has denied sexually harassing the girl...the Democratic legislator has since insisted that he believed he was sending the photo to his wife....he believes himself to be the victim of extortion." Deny, deny, deny. Counter accuse. Demand apology. Right out of the playbook...
    2 points
  43. The problem isn't noone will do it. The problem is noone will do it for what Americans have been accustomed to paying, or as.you eluded.to, without the protections and safety a US worksite garuntees. We devalued our own labor for these skills. If you offered a dude 6 figures to build roofs I'm sure you'd elicit all types of volunteers. Instead we want that for less than half. As you mentioned this ties into the cultural problem we created by devaluing skilled trades as well.
    2 points
  44. Point taken, but I disagree on a number of levels. My great-grandfather saved up for years to afford to come to the US by himself... where he worked his ass off to apply for citizenship for his wife and kids. He didn't send his pregnant wife into the US, or down to Mexico where she waddled across to have a kid in the US, thus granting him citizenship in the process. He paid for it in sweat and blood. Think about it. We sincerely value the things that we work the hardest to achieve. For the most part, legal immigrants back then (and some today) had skin in the game, because they worke
    2 points
  45. Can an Uber driver or door dash delivery person set it negotiate their own compensation for providing their service, like a freelance writer or wedding DJ can? Same with etsy or ebay? That's the difference between when independent contractors are appropriate or inappropriate.
    2 points
  46. Heh, amateurs. We had an illustrious guy at a former unit I shall not name, no sh-t sit out lap #5 on the back bleachers where the turn provided cover, and got back in the peloton at the white flag. Can't make this stuff up. Proctor didn't see it, but enlisted AD clipboard holder caught it. Splash one FGO bandit. Copy kill. Paperwork city. We got our diapers ration thereafter and lost control of our internal proctoring at the host base. #FUBIJAR apparently wasn't a good enough alibi. At least fitness-by-phone retains more plausible deniability. Taking your 3-3 cues from a Bugs Bunn
    2 points
  47. For June I would recommend staying at a couple different places down on the Kenai Peninsula. I would highly recommend staying in Coopers Landing in mid June for fishing the Kenai and Russian Rivers for the first run of Sockeye (Reds) Salmon and Rainbow trout. Opening day is usually June 11. You can wade fish on the Russian and then would recommend taking a drift boat on the Kenai. Lots of good guides in Cooper landing that will get you on fish in both rivers. Homer is also a great place to visit and going out on a Charter Boat and fishing deep for Halibut is a great time. You almost alwa
    2 points


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