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  1. I know it’s Bill Maher, but trust me you non-Dems (and probably Dems) will like this.
    5 points
  2. I have no idea what you guys are talking about, but it's making me want to start on my PPL.
    4 points
  3. Well, aside from being a former "fighter guy" I also have spent the last 5 years wrangling #300,000 airliners around, so I'd like to think I have a little insight there as well. I took that photo I posted of a poster on the wall of where I work. Nowhere did I say it wasn't an area where people have and do make airmanship mistakes. I was making (theoretical) fun of a military branch, who kills people and breaks things in some of the most hazardous-to-life actions and locations in human existence, allowing the force's skills, training, and currency to degrade to a point where something
    4 points
  4. That's fine, you guys are cleared to disagree. I still think you're wrong. There are more republican voters in California, whose votes don't matter at all, than those in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and West Virginia combined. If you look into it, you aren't really following the constitutional founding fathers' intentions. The number of electors was always intended to be the number of senators plus the number of representatives. As our society grew from about 35k people / representative to the 700k people / rep that we have now, the impact of the people s
    3 points
  5. I think AP already called the winner. 🤣
    3 points
  6. I have! Many times. But Beale has a 12,000 runway so no factor, even in the T-38. That said, the F-16 mishap doesn't appear to be a duckunder, but rather a misinterpretation of the lighting that he saw. And as stated elsewhere, the F-35 Class A seems to be more a function of poor decision making in that he didn't go around on final when he had problems, long before he crossed the runway threshold (although the Board President didn't address that issue... shockingly, IMO). "Thing on the thing on the thing"... my gut feeling tells me that letting UPT students land the T-38
    3 points
  7. Hard pass. ~Bendy Sent from my iPad using Baseops Network mobile app
    3 points
  8. 3 points
  9. I gotta disagree with you on this one. The country is not evenly divided, and it is unhealthy for all the big cities to be making the legislation that governs the rural areas. Electoral college is the best prevention against one specific ideology running the country while alienating an entire half of the country. It's a good way to keep the masses from voting mob rules. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  10. It's almost like we aren't a true democracy.. by design.
    2 points
  11. You're gonna need a lot more affidavits from election worker randos to convince me that election fraud is the root cause of trump losing virtually every swing state up for grabs and the popular vote by 6-9 million. You can't take "eyewitness" anecdotes from one district and extrapolate that into a broader fraud narrative in an election where 150 million people voted.
    2 points
  12. This. This is the most coherent argument against the Left. Those of us who are left of center need to internalize this message. If you’re on the other side, don’t worry, you’ve got plenty of your own wackos to recon with (see pretty much all of Sim’s posts above).
    2 points
  13. Enjoyed today's F1 powerboat race.
    2 points
  14. Except, it hasn't functioned as written in over 100 years, when the number of representatives was capped at 435. Anyone who claims to support the idea of the electoral college due to founding principles has to at least acknowledge this disparity, that gives a Wyoming resident 3x the voting power of a Texas resident. The "Wyoming Rule" is a workable fix for this, but I doubt we'll see it.
    1 point
  15. Nope, it should function as written no matter what the leaning of the metropolis. Those are the rules and how our country operates. The idea of California being at least three states, however, is definitely a good academic exercise because of how different things are in all those areas.
    1 point
  16. All valid puts, but I still maintain that the left hates the electoral college simply because it doesn't benefit them. See my comment on political opportunism. You're arguing on principle, but if we applied that principle evenly, why don't they have a problem with Rhode Island, Vermont, and Connecticut electors or the senate in general? Is every not perfectly representational part of our government bad or just the parts that don't currently benefit the left?
    1 point
  17. You'll never get answers. Give up. It's like the Biden laptop with all of its damning, foolproof evidence. Gonna change the election, smoking gun, etc. Mum's the word on it. They threw a hail Mary bluff with it, but in truth, had nothing. You'll never hear a mea culpa on it. They'll say, but the true media, the YouTube army says it's true! MSM wouldn't let it be published... Some other such garbage. Remember, I asked about this very outcome before the election. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  18. The all caps make it a certainty that a boomer wrote this. It looks even more embarrassing in light of the facts behind Michigan's ALLEGATIONS though: "But a closer look at the affidavits showed that many did not allege any wrongdoing with ballots. Instead, they showed poll challengers complaining about other things: a loud public-address system, mean looks from poll workers, and a Democratic poll watcher who said “Go back to the suburbs, Karen.” Some poll observers had become suspicious simply after seeing many ballots cast for Democrats — in Detroit, a heavily Democratic cit
    1 point
  19. I have not gotten started on AWC. Not sure if I'm going to...retiring as an O-5 is perfectly fine for me. Not sure I see much point in it...Might hold on to that card to play when I'm in a higher OPSTEMPO job. "Sorry boss, I can't do X, Y, and Z, I'm really swamped with AWC right now..."
    1 point
  20. I think hybrid flying is great once you have the foundation. As an example, we have a detailed moving map in the jet that students aren’t allowed to use during low altitude navigation until they demonstrate proficiency using paper maps to navigate by terrain features. You definitely end up using hybrid flying for point to point navigation, but they way we do it in the hawg is really just homing on a steer point. My second statement contradicts the first, but that is the difference between a single seat and a crewed aircraft. I’m not going to tell you what to do in your cockpit outsi
    1 point
  21. Why not? It seems like such a simple thing to give yourself another tool to fly a visual approach. This is truly what I see as the great cultural difference between fighter pilots and heavy pilots. That and an irrational avoidance of the word “head”.
    1 point
  22. Is it just me, or does Uncle Rudy look like he got into Trump's spray tan? Maybe my phone's color is off... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  23. My best guess is tanker units stopped shopping for things with sequestration...fly shorter sorties closer to home (see either 7BAx2 or 777 only). Then OSTs forgot they’re supposed to be managing training for the wing (forecasting training needs). Now, OSTs and OSOs have lost the corporate knowledge to seek out the training we need and units either get scraps or you see “hookups” begged for on Facebook. Funny thing is our training requirements haven’t increased...we just forgot how to do what we used to do.
    1 point
  24. The evidence suggests that we have a pretty tight system. Should we strive to tighten it up more? Sure. But the idea that the system is compromised to the point that the results shouldn’t be trusted is just another one of Trumps dubious claims that is not remotely grounded in reality. Remember 2016 when he won and STILL insisted that there were millions of illegal votes (because his fragile ego couldn’t deal with the fact that he lost the popular vote)? There were investigations after that election and they found the same thing that every voter fraud investigation has: it simply doesn’t exist
    1 point
  25. Hey look! Another YouTube video posted by Sim that no one will watch and find convincing except Trumpkins.
    1 point
  26. Here’s the truth. I don’t want to watch an hour long video on something when it’s not something that has been shown to be very likely a factor. Give me something that’s easier to digest, or something that points to a need to watch this. I 100% believe there was election fraud. There are probably many cases of it. But there are cases of election fraud every year on both sides. Right now, I believe that the order of magnitude of the fraud is the same as it always is - so small that it doesn’t matter. Put the numbers in context, at least. Don’t just say there’s examples of fraud - I kno
    1 point
  27. Parading another YouTube warrior who is clearly qualified by his owning of a mic, a camera and a YT account. No wonder you guys are such ardent defenders of everything Trump does. If that is the bar you've set, then yeah, a conspiracy theory doesn't seem so crazy. You have let Trump and all of these other completely unqualified people lead you down a primrose path... It's just not true. It actually hurts to see so many highly educated people buying everything coming out from all these YT experts and anyone with a mic and a camera. They're clearly not doing this stuff to drive subscribers
    1 point
  28. I was simply commenting on the fact that you constantly rail on and on about emotion being left out, so I found it odd you'd share something from someone who was so clearly emotional. I'd love for you to go back and point to my emotional arguments. Please. And you talk about using other sources to discredit things like it's bad... I'm taking a page out of Trump's playbook. That's where he lives. Zero facts, smear campaigns and attempts to discredit others that don't agree with him. At least every source I've used comes from reputable, highly informed people instead of consiracy quacks. Th
    1 point
  29. Especially where we just read an AIB in which a dude morted and one of the contributing factors was a poorly flown ILS approach.
    1 point
  30. I made it easy for you. Based on their score of 34.5/100, it's not worth taking the time to watch his videos. I tried, but he has an awful lot of something you deride in his voice, emotion. Couldn't finish it.
    1 point
  31. https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/11/13/1012115/senior-us-election-official-trumps-misinformation-is-insulting/ This guy is the Trump nominee, unanimously confirmed by both sides of the aisle. He calls the presidents false claims of voter fraud and "stealing the election" laughable, insulting, dangerous and an embarrassment. Trump needs to do a better job picking his cronies if he's gonna make it in 2024. Not official, but pretty dang close... I'm sure this, too, is a communist thing to say... Right out of the playbook, right?
    1 point
  32. Recounts likely, so it ain't over. If Biden wins, it's vindication. If Trump wins, it's shenanigans. Have i got that about right? Oh, and fcuk Pierre Delecto...epitomy of the GOP and why Trump arose.
    -1 points


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