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Kiloalpha last won the day on May 15 2017

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  1. Young single guys live in AC. Older pilots in suburbs around the base. Decent contingent of the guard pilots reside in Philly and commute. For your purposes as a TFI guy, I’d probably shoot for the areas around AC. There’s some decent neighborhoods near there. Least, that’s what I remember hearing. YMMV.
  2. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/pew-91-democrats-see-violence-next-in-war-of-words “Nearly 8 of 10 Americans told the Pew Research Center that supporters for both sides could “act” on the politically charged rhetoric with violence. It was higher for Democrats, 91%, than Republicans, 61%.” That’s the thing. The right, despite its flaws, appears to understand and respect the electoral process. If Trump loses, they’re not going to go Antifa on everyone. They’ll likely hope Congress acts as a backstop, and if they’re not sure about the legislature, they’ll get super active and vote in large numbers in two years. Historically, this has happened a few times. In an election year with mild D turnout, you get the Tea Party wave, for example. The Democrat party has embraced a victimhood/cry wolf mentality that has given them incredible political and psychological power. However, they’re learning that they can’t control it in today’s social media/SJW world, as it’s a chain of thought with no rational conclusion. It’s an infinity loop of oppression olympics. My forecast is the Dems tear themselves apart... and that will end up being a peaceful process, or a drastically violent one. We’ll either see a lot of Weather Underground/Bill Ayers domestic terrorist types, or a highly visible shouting match over who is the true Democrat party. Option one will test the republic, namely posse comitatus and the power of the IC. Option two will cause a nationwide shortage of popcorn. So, stock up on corn and ammo?
  3. You check out the free materials on the actual AFOQT/PCSM website? I’d start there...
  4. Practice. Yes, I said it... practice. There’s so much free math prep stuff (not necessarily AF related) online. Do x number of questions a day. As for vocabulary? Read and download one of the GRE/SAT vocab applications. Usually they have quizzes or Flashcards and that’s peobably the easiest way to attack this. I have posted before about my plan to prep for the test, I’m sure it’ll pop up with a search.
  5. Vertigo, go outside and look around. The sky isn’t Soviet red, the government hasn’t bugged your house and nuclear war isn’t breaking out. Occam’s razor is a real thing, and the easiest conclusion isn’t that a Trump is an agent of Russia. It seriously must be hard thinking up these global conspiracies all the time.
  6. Not unheard of. Been a part of two boards that did this.
  7. Absolutely, I know I would ask. Side note: Did Alabama send both rejects and invites today? I haven't heard anything.
  8. All the races that were looking like a runaway victory by Democrats are now neck and neck or with a slight Republican bump. In prior election cycles, we could game out the end result from here. With Trump as president, we’ll go through 5 more media-induced crises before Election Day, making any predictions pointless. If the Democrats weren’t deranged, they’d sweep both chambers, no question.
  9. Translated: "This year, instead of finding people who actually deserve to be promoted, I am pulling the SECAF card and forcing them to find and promote people based on their sex, gender (cause they're not the same thing, apparently), religion and ethnicity. Why? Because I said so. That's why," James said."
  10. ... and here I thought I got f-ed over during my path to PPL. Here's the deal. Unlike some on here seem to think, part 61 is your best bet for PPL. I started 141, realized that it was nothing but a $ mill, (chief pilot was always required for mini-checkrides, but mysteriously... couldn't put me on the schedule) and transferred to 61. Grass was way greener, CFI was incredible (we're still buds) and I got out a lot cheaper than I would have in the 141 arena. YMMV As for your DPE, dude sounds like an asshole. I know you're relying on the CFI here, but c'mon man. That many failures in a row and you're still paying the CFI and DPE? First I'd take a ride with another (well known, well rated) CFI. It won't cost you much, you can log the time, and see if you can't get his opinion on where you stand. Sorry that you're going through all of this, but it sounds like a worst case scenario of you not wanting to take charge of the situation, and two f**king idiots who are taking you for a ride.
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