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  1. But QAnon has well and truly escaped the weirdo fringes. Betty Bowers wasn't kidding (Nonsense Junkies). NYT today: 'QAnon, with encouragement from the president himself, has moved from online message boards to political rallies and congressional campaigns.' https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/19/us/politics/qanon-trump-republicans.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage Pull quote: Even people who explicitly dismissed QAnon as lunacy often volunteered similar conspiracy theories. There was talk of how the pand
  2. And, as if Betty needed any further convincing: "Bruce Golding, a reporter at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid since 2007, did not allow his byline to be used because he had concerns over the article’s credibility, the two Post employees said, speaking on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/18/business/media/new-york-post-hunter-biden.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage Joe Scarborough gets exercised on the issue in this clip starting around 05:30
  3. Okay ... so that's what you mean by evidence. Well that's all right then, But I do recommend trying to kick that Breitbart habit, it could send you blind, as it's done to millions. (As Betty Bowers can well attest: 😉
  4. How's that Breitbart evidence working out: "US spies say the Hunter Biden email controversy shows how 'exploitable' and 'grotesquely vulnerable' Trump and Giuliani are to Russian intelligence." https://www.businessinsider.com.au/spies-hunter-biden-emails-trump-giuliani-vulnerable-russian-intelligence-2020-10?r=US&IR=T
  5. Today's New York Times. A cry from the American heart. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/16/opinion/donald-trump-worst-president.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
  6. That's not the real real question. Nobody would seriously deny that that would be a rational (even honourable) response. The real question is "Why do people swallow the tweets of pollies or the simple narratives of PR flacks (and other propagandists) as the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?" Anyone interested in a more complicated telling of that event could start with this New York Times article. Trump Says He Was ‘Cocked and Loaded’ to Strike Iran, but Pulled Back By Michael D. Shear, Helene Cooper and
  7. For anyone interested, this is a BBC radio program broadcast today: Disinfo wars and the all-American 'troll farm'. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cszvsd
  8. Well, they do say a mag-check should be part of any rough-running trouble-shooting. (In case one circuit's bad, and misfiring, whilst the other's still good, and could see you home, alone.) (Sorry Spacesailor, for you it's back to that Mayday call! LOL)
  9. Exactly. Below is a fact check on an earlier version of the "Buffoon in the White House" meme. The updated one, quoted above, is now doing the rounds of right wing sites everywhere. To accept such a "list of accomplishments" at face value - as if from a reputable, verifiable source - is just asking to be misled. Misleading List of Trump's Accomplishments Spreads on Social Media. A post shared thousands of times on Facebook lists nine alleged achievements credited to President Donald Trump. Three of the claims are true, while cla
  10. Well. I for one, am with you in your hatred of war and the slaughter of innocents, SplitS. I just don't think that Trump is deserving of your support on that basis. (Though it's true he does seem to be a bit war shy, and maybe we should be grateful for that). He hasn't really been tempted much on the matter of war and peace (thank goodness) but I do fear that he'd be capable of anything if he saw personal advantage in it. (What his administration did to those Mexican kids on the border gives us a clue.) I'm pretty sure he'd have seized his military moment with gusto if a suitable one had com
  11. I can't believe we're having to fact check the likes of Breitbart and Judicial Watch here, of all places. IMHO you were right the first time about Trump, Flying Binghi. How come PPrune gets all the luck and all the wisdom. 😉 From Wikipedia: Judicial Watch (JW) is an American conservative activist group[1] that files Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits to investigate claimed misconduct by government officials. Founded in 1994, JW has primarily targeted Democrats, in particular the Presidency of Bill Clinton, the Presidency of Barack
  12. In answer to SplitS's meme: Well, the proposition at the bottom, I think we'd all agree with. (Especially here in NSW) As to the question above it - assuming we mean THAT (so-called) billionaire: No, I don't, I wouldn't have a clue what to make of them. On the other hand, if a reputable team of investigative finance journalists could somehow be given a crack ... maybe. It could be interesting for US citizens to know that their president is more than 400 million dollars in debt to foreign lenders. It might even end up as a casus belli if he got a
  13. There ya go, nothing more basic than that. And as you rehearse it all, you'll be thinking to add your aircraft ID, altitude, position/direction, endurance and POB to your Mayday - if time permits. (Thankfully, in OME's scenario ... it permits.) How useful is that!? 😉
  14. For anyone still interested, this new CNN clip picks up on (among other things) the Breitbart story quoted above (The directly relevant part is in the first minute or so):
  15. Anyway, this has been a fun thread. It's got us back to thinking through the basics; even if our hard task master is definitely deserving of a job at CASA and RAAus. How'd ya like a crack at the Human Factors exam OME? I heard of one instructor who'd tell his students taking HF "If you get all these questions 'right', I will not, in conscience, be able to pass you." LOL.
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