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HercDude

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HercDude last won the day on November 3 2020

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  1. The CGI was pathetic. Jurassic Park, which came out in 1993, has substantially more convincing CGI. It was like 30 minutes too long due to irrelevant subplots & filming locations (the entire Egypt setting could have been eliminates with zero effect on the story). The invisible airplane scene was embarrassing. The boss fight at the end made absolutely no sense, and piss-poor CGI Kristen Wiig is the supervillain? Really? Minor spoiler alert: Wonder Woman learns how to fly and lasso lightning......but somehow loses that ability 30 years later when Justice League takes place. Uh, OK....
  2. What is a vote-by-mail letter? Something reminding him to vote? Unless it's a ballot, what the hell does it matter? If your deceased father was mailed a ballot and voted, you can find evidence of that here: https://www.dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/check-your-voter-status-and-polling-place/ballot-information-and-status-lookup/ If you return negative results, this argument is non-existent. "Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True."
  3. He fucking lost guys. Get over it. Your tin foil hat schtick is embarrassing and, frankly, worrisome in that you guys probably hold security clearances. The GOP held the Senate. President Trump outperformed himself with virtually all minority groups compared to 2016. The Democrats lost a dozen House seats when they were supposed to gain a dozen. The squad scared off a lot of independents. From a strictly partisan point of view there is much to be satisfied with if you are a Republican. But the President got his ass handed to him by a larger margin than he won 4 years ago. The netwo
  4. When Andrew Yang showed up as Wong, I f*cking pissed my pants. 😆
  5. Where is the evidence of this? I'm open to believing this, but I just haven't seen any of it in practice. The Democrats had an open socialist in the primaries, Elizabeth Warren who is pretty damn close, and several other fringe candidates. They picked.......Joe Biden? The dude who was absolutely the most milquetoast generic centrist out of the 20-odd candidates? What *evidence* is there that a President Biden will be powerless to stand up to a junior congresswoman from New York?
  6. A brief discussion on why NFL ratings (along with every other sport) are down this year: https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2020/10/14/sports-cable-news-ratings-2020 Reader's Digest version - it's an election year and there is a pandemic, so people are watching FoxNews, CNN, and MSNBC instead of sports. If you, personally, watched any of those channels instead of the World Series, punch yourself in the dick.
  7. He is mentioned in the memoirs of several POWs, including Leo Thorsness (MoH recipient who at one point shared a cell with McCain) , Bud Day, and James Stockdale (also both MoH recipients). They did not speak ill of him then, nor when he ran for President in 2000 or 2008. I'm personally going to take the word of three MoH recipients over "some guy my dad knows whose uncle was a POW", or some swiftboat conspiracy theory website that looks like it was designed for free on geocites in 1997. Throwing spears at the mans grave is pretty classless, imho.
  8. Sure. 4 years. 2024 election will be between Harris and Nikki Halley. Mark the tapes.
  9. How long before the POTUS reTweets this?
  10. There are 3 national airlines that I know of that have never furloughed a pilot: SWA, FedEx, and JetBlue. Based on their balance sheets and the nature of the current threat, I'm really confident those 3 will continue the streak. I wouldn't be surprised if the F word hits 1-2 of their peers though.
  11. Sample size of one: I left an H model ANG Wing 6 months ago. In my 17 years in the AF I had never been in a squadron with higher morale.
  12. It's true - you will entirely separate from your ANG unit and technically be a Reservist on Extended Active Duty orders. Your ANG unit does not have to hire you back when your 3 years are up. I'm not sure why AFPC would accept an unsponsored Reservist, since the intent here to to provide experienced manning in critically undermanned billets. That being said, the worst they can say is "no thanks." I decided to agree to VLPAD in order to chase an Active duty retirement. Since 3 years would get me just a few month short of 18 years - and thus into sanctuary - I felt like I was rol
  13. Everything you are asking about is protected by USERRA. Your new boss can be douchey about it all he/she wants, but at the end of the day you are protected by federal law. Familiarize yourself with USERRA protections (because your company likely won't), get in touch with the companies military affairs personnel, and stand your ground if they are trying to give you the shaft.
  14. Most of what you asked will vary by squadron. One deployment every 2 years is a realistic expectation. If you want 4 months you'll get it, if you only want 2 you might not (will vary by squadron). My last deployment was a year ago, and we were flying a lot more than we were in the 2013-2014 time frame. Every other day was about average, but of cource in this airplane a full day can be anywhere between 2.0 and 12.0 on the 781s. If you are looking for hours quickly, the C-130 is not the best plane for you. If you are a good dude and you fly regularly, getting to AC upgrade with
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