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Spin Zone / Re: New open aviation forum - Flyers Forum
« on: September 22, 2022, 08:42:30 PM »
Well, your opinion is welcome here.  I've not viewed Peter and Jim's site.  But, PolitburoPlace sucks big time.

Come on in. The water's fine.

Spin Zone / Re: PoA deleting announcement of new FlyersForum
« on: September 21, 2022, 01:16:11 PM »
I actually thought Peter was permanently banned from PoA. Maybe the mods did too, and they kicked baby and bathwater out at the same time?

I suspect the beechtalk post will be short-lived too, but that's a for-profit site so they would allow it for the $75/mo friendship fee. :)

On PoA there were a number of people screaming for that because they did not like my factually based posts about Covid in particular or my joke cartoon about armed passengers on 9/11. But it never happened. Indeed, my account is actually not banned if you have a look. Instead a bunch of weird stuff happened. Password reset without my permission. Then all pages generating errors after a password reset by me. Then my ip being banned.

I never did receive any warning or explanation about any of it. In truth since it is privately owned I have always tried to follow their rules. I will politely ask for an explanation at times, but always tried to follow the stated rules. Apparently that is not good enough these days.

As to BT, the announcement survives but has not had much positive response. People there seem to receive it as bad form. My sense was that BT is a type specific club and I placed the announcement in 'Babble Talk' so seemed fine to me as not much direct competition at all really. But the mods will have to decide what they want to do.

Spin Zone / Re: PoA deleting announcement of new FlyersForum
« on: September 21, 2022, 01:11:14 PM »
  But yet he posted his website on PoA and others looking for participants.

That is true. And indeed there was a thread discussing PilotsPlace and a number of others in the Flight Following section, which is why I posted the announcement there.

Spin Zone / Re: PoA deleting announcement of new FlyersForum
« on: September 20, 2022, 08:46:57 PM »
Now they have banned my ip address. Such petty silliness.

Spin Zone / Re: PoA deleting announcement of new FlyersForum
« on: September 20, 2022, 08:21:23 PM »
These people are unbelievably petty. Instead of providing an explanation or actually blocking me, they have now implemented some type of soft block on the account where I can log in, but every page, including my own profile page, says I don't have permission to access it.

All the more reason that it is important the PilotSpin and FlyersForum offers an alternative to this sort of nonsense.

Spin Zone / PoA deleting announcement of new FlyersForum
« on: September 20, 2022, 08:02:51 PM »
It appears that after I asked at PoA they decided to block my account. They really are afraid of competition I guess.

More technically they changed my password without my permission. I assume so it won’t appear they locked me out.

Spin Zone / Re: PoA deleting announcement of new FlyersForum
« on: September 20, 2022, 05:28:53 PM »
Wow. What the hell is wrong with them?

I suppose this shows the pettiness of some on the MC there. No answer from them yet on why. I suppose it may have just been a knee jerk reaction by someone on the MC. I have seen that previously.

Spin Zone / PoA deleting announcement of new FlyersForum
« on: September 20, 2022, 05:04:13 PM »
nterestingly, when the new was announced on PoA just 40 minutes ago, the MC there deleted the announcement. Query is in with them on what rule requires that? Please help spread the word.

Spin Zone / The Trump raid and "3 Felonies A Day"
« on: August 16, 2022, 05:42:32 PM »
Hate to say it, but I strongly suspect they will find something to charge him with. Just like they can most citizens. See the book referenced at the top of the thread.

And then the process is the punishment.

It is possible he has been so exceptionally careful they won’t be able to find anything at least arguably felonious - but I think that unlikely.

Spin Zone / Re: The Trump raid and "3 Felonies A Day"
« on: August 16, 2022, 11:41:36 AM »
Did the raids "you know of" involve high profile government officials?   And how were you briefed on these raids?

More usual citizens. I heard about it from the victims.

When involving client/attorney privilege or in the case of Trump, executive privilege, you cannot have LEO going through random papers and reading them, then turning them over to another team to have them declared CA privilege or executive privilege.  Therein lies the "taint" once those documents are exposed.

You are right. But that is how they do it.

Think the fourth amendment comes into play here?   Do we actually have a justice system that will sign off a warrant for a fishing expedition???
Yes. But remember, all they need is probable cause. Not a very high standard.

There's a reason they want the affidavits kept sealed.

Right. And I doubt you will see it until a decision has been made not to charge or the case is fully adjudicated. Think years.

It is not right, but this is what normal innocent citizens go through all the time. "The process is the punishment" is the saying.

Spin Zone / Re: The Trump raid and "3 Felonies A Day"
« on: August 16, 2022, 10:42:32 AM »
Is that true about a "taint team"? Certainly the raids that I know of did not have one on site. And a quick search on this shows most discussions being about the taint team being appointed later.

I think their strategy in these is to seize everything for which they have the least cause, then sort it out later at leisure. Like months and months of leisure.

Spin Zone / The Trump raid and "3 Felonies A Day"
« on: August 16, 2022, 09:57:14 AM »
(Cross posted from my MeWe account)

The main thesis of the book "3 Felonies A Day" ( is that given the huge number of Federal laws and regulations which have been criminalized, that any person performing a serious function in society is arguably committing 3 felonies each day. Some of them very obscure and hard to even know. And thus if the prosecutors want to get you, they can. If not convict, they can make your life hell for a long time.

If we take this thesis seriously it would seem to imply that they can likely convict Trump of something. I think this is a sad state of affairs generally for all citizens of course and don't support it. But it is a result of many policies promoted by both major political parties.

So what will happen if Trump is convicted and sentenced? Will people finally realize that we live in police state lite and say enough is enough and rise up to bring an end to this, by force of arms if necessary?

Somehow I don't suspect that will happen. A fair fraction of the population hate Trump and will think he is getting what he deserves and even got off easy. In that case, I suppose the best that could happen is some future legislation which starts to peel back this excessive Federal government's police powers. What may be more likely is not that, but that a future President of very conservative nature pardons him.

Given how long these cases can drag on, I would not be surprised to see the adjudication of this case drag out way after 2024. I suppose Trump could even run for President while under indictment.

In terms of the searches and warrants and property. I also expect that to drag on and on. Trump has claimed that there are privileged materials involved. That means they will now appoint a separate filter team to go through everything for privilege, before passing it on to the normal investigation team. That will take a long time. After that the investigators will want to look through everything in detail to see if they can find evidence of one of the 3 felonies a day he likely committed. Then there will be charges. Then negotiations. Then maybe a trial. Then sentencing. Then appeal. After all that, he might get his property back.

Cool Places to Fly / Re: OshKosh 2022
« on: July 22, 2022, 04:46:35 PM »
Now at Osh until very early Wednesday morning. Row 93 in Vintage right by the road. The orange Cardinal.

Cool Places to Fly / Re: OshKosh 2022
« on: July 02, 2022, 03:44:42 PM »
If you see me, give me a wave. I’ll be playing in traffic.

We'll be looking for you.

Cool Places to Fly / OshKosh 2022
« on: July 01, 2022, 08:25:16 PM »
Who is going to OshKosh this year and which dates? My son and I plan on being there 7/22 - 7/26.

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