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  1. Kip, I hope you realize that your failure to cash that cheque is the reason why the government's finances have been such a disaster since 1982!
  2. If I was a PO my MO would have been FIDO 10 years ago - now it's certain. I don't know what's going through the minds of these American POs who decide they want to do traffic stops for expired licence plates - what are they, stupid? Cash your paycheque, collect your pension - that's all the public asks of you. This whole idea of going out and looking for trouble - crazy.
  3. Wow! That is a huge steaming pile right there. You should have warned me Kargokings - I almost stepped in it.
  4. Name-calling and posts that directly target another poster in a negative way will be deleted. Argue the point.
  5. The Social Construction of Racism in the United States A long read but well worth the time: https://www.manhattan-institute.org/social-construction-racism-united-states Essentially, continually talking about racism, by the MSM and on social media makes people think there's more of it than there really is (by a significant margin) and harms the very people it purports to help. A few paragraphs from the article: Yet as political scientist Eric Kaufmann lays out in this paper, the public has a mistaken perception of how much racism exists in America today. This m
  6. I think you want to talk to daniel.o:
  7. Most people probably know the story but if you haven't seen this and don't know the story I suggest you do not skip ahead or read the comments before viewing. B29 Frozen in Time, Kee Bird
  8. The wider the pool the better for everyone. I encourage and welcome all who might choose the career path. The problem comes when 15% of the applicants fit the "diversity" characterization but 50% of the chosen will come from there. I have worked with many excellent women pilots and many excellent pilots who would check the box for "diversity" - got no problem at all with that. The problem comes when an organization chooses to hire 50% of their pilots from a pool of only 15 % - that's gonna lead to hiring lesser quality people - simple statistics. If you're hiring people to sit in an offic
  9. Not just pilots - imagine if your hospital said they would hire surgeons according to diversity criteria. Would anyone accept this? Somehow the public seems to think pilots are exactly the same and are interchangeable - I'm here to tell you this is not so! This is not to say that women and minorities can't be excellent pilots - they certainly can and I've worked with many that are. The problem, however, is that if you decide to choose 50% of your newhires from a dramatically smaller pool it's statistically impossible to maintain the same standard.
  10. This is certain to help JT when he makes his run for Secretary General. If he shows up to give his speech in blackface the assembly might actually fall for it!
  11. D'uh. Only because it's compared to last year. If there was a pandemic during Obama's last year would you credit Trump with all the glory for simply being in place during the upswing?
  12. Certainly good news as we all need the economy to be spooled up. I do find the breathless reports of the fastest March growth on record to be a little disengenuous however. Yeah, fastest growth because we just finished a year in lockdown. Spoke to my financial advisor today - he says, "amazing 10% growth in GDP!" I had to remind him that it's a comparison to last April and is therefore essentially meaningless. I expect the May numbers will show a huge increase since last May, and June, and July.......
  13. Well worth watching. Not just about investments and money.
  14. This is why you don't let someone who hasn't finished High School access to your Meme generator.
  15. Gotta get the cheap merch. Same goes for the NBA.
  16. It's all so confusing. Racism against Asians - bad. Black Lives Matter protestors - good. But what about BLM protestors being racist and intimidating towards Asians? Who am I supposed to virtue-signal for?
  17. I'm not completely convinced it's actually over. Maybe, but I wouldn't be the least surprised to see the EU regulator suddenly and inexplicably decide to approve after all. Seems suspicious to me - a joint news release from AC and AT "cancelling" the deal before hearing from the regulator. Why take a fall when you can let the regulator wear it. Furthermore, AT is now on the ropes and desperate for a deal - any deal - to stay alive. Why would they voluntarily give up on the AC deal if there was any hope at all and, not having heard from the regulator means there still is some hope.
  18. Twice as many children are in Border Patrol custody under Biden than Trump peak in 2019 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/twice-as-many-children-border-patrol-custody-biden-trump-peak-2019 MCALLEN, Texas — The number of migrant children being held in Border Patrol facilities is more than double the record that was set in June 2019 during the Trump administration, the Washington Examiner has learned. As of Sunday, 5,767 unaccompanied minors were being detained inside cells at Border Patrol facilities near the U.S.-Mexico border. In comparison, only 2,600 children were docum
  19. Knowing full well that it's a fool's errand to try to convince someone that their choice of music isn't the best I'll put this forward - Dark Side was an amazing accomplishment and, obviously, a creative highpoint for the group but to me it comes across as more of a soundtrack than a masterpiece in it's own right. It's the perfect music to be playing in the background on a sci-fi movie. Animals is the movie. Dark Side is what the synth salesman plays to show off the capabilities of the instrument. Animals is what a songwriter/musician plays to take you somewhere and tell you a story.
  20. We'll never see one for the rest of our lives so don't worry about it.