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by seb146
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 72
Views: 2146

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

2A people are already whining and crying about "them libtarz iz takin r gunzz!!" when this is clearly about fraud and financial mismanagement. This has zero to do with 2A. Much like NRA is not about 2A anymore...... I own a rifle. Do not belong to the NRA and nobody is taking my guns. Thi...

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by seb146
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police

Not broken down by race but https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/07/09/889618702/police-viewed-less-favorably-but-few-want-to-defund-them-survey-finds 25% in this poll say funding for police should be cut while 31% say funding should be increased. Same poll, 66%...

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by seb146
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 72
Views: 2146

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

2A people are already whining and crying about "them libtarz iz takin r gunzz!!" when this is clearly about fraud and financial mismanagement. This has zero to do with 2A. Much like NRA is not about 2A anymore......

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by seb146
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

About this "laser pointer" deflection: Everything I have read, it was at one protest and six to eight officers claimed to have had green laser pointed at them. Out of 65+ days of protests. And only after the secret police showed up. One night it happened to, at most, eight officers. After ...

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by seb146
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.
Replies: 34
Views: 1735

Re: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.

The Idiot President's comments to Axios Jonathan Swan heard around the world by now... ...caused me to look up this thread again. John Lewis was not MLK but he was a very close second who carried on MLK's message since age 23. But most disturbing is not one conservative member of this forum elected...

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by seb146
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5205

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

And now he is suing Nevada over mail in ballots https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-nevada/trump-campaign-sues-nevada-over-mail-in-ballots-asserting-inevitable-fraud-idUSKCN2512CZ Because state's rights and the states decide their own electors their way and all that Constitutional stuff....

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by seb146
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.
Replies: 34
Views: 1735

Re: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.

The Idiot President's comments to Axios Jonathan Swan heard around the world by now... ...caused me to look up this thread again. John Lewis was not MLK but he was a very close second who carried on MLK's message since age 23. But most disturbing is not one conservative member of this forum elected...

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by seb146
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Statues in Chicago Removed
Replies: 25
Views: 1014

Re: Columbus Statues in Chicago Removed

The Columbia River was named after Robert Grey's ship, the Columbia Rediviva which he was sailing when he crossed what is now Columbia Bar near present day Astoria. I would venture to guess that anything with the name "Columbia" in it probably has nothing to do with Christopher Columbus. W...

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by seb146
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Let me try to explain this another way: In one city block, we have one side with cardboard signs, megaphones, surgical masks, as well as a few idiots with things like hockey sticks. On the other side, we have full body armor, guns, flash grenades, tear gas, unmarked vehicles and detaining people. Ho...

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by seb146
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Statues in Chicago Removed
Replies: 25
Views: 1014

Re: Columbus Statues in Chicago Removed

Columbus never set foot on mainland America. He never was anywhere from Key West to Bangor from what I have read. I don't know why he is even a thing here.

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by seb146
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2074

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

Not surprised, the president of the United States is brilliant, my understanding is that the health care financing "problem" is a hard nut. to crack for everyone, except him. I mean this is something he has promised over 4 years ago, the terrible Obama-care gone, and replacing it with his...

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by seb146
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Do you have a source for your claim that the government is self-detonating these explosives? I didn't say the government was setting off these munitions. Although, after we now know there were provocateurs like "Umbrella Man" it would be entirely possible. BTW, in Oregon, you must have a ...

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by seb146
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

A person would have to be registered to obtain that grade of munitions. Like through the federal government. Who just happened to be in Portland. Do you have a source for your claim that the government is self-detonating these explosives? I didn't say the government was setting off these munitions....

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by seb146
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Just one clarification about the Portland protesters so we are factually accurate. They have also used commercial grade mortar fireworks, lasers (to blind), and Molotov cocktails. Making up stuff is so fun, right? What's a "commercial grade mortar firework"? Besides something that scares ...

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by seb146
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Also, the "violent rioters" are the ones with no guns, no shields, no military grade cammo, no tear gas canisters, no breathing apparatus, no uparmored vehicles. The "violent rioters" are the ones with hockey sticks, bandannas, and cardboard signs. Just one clarification about t...

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by seb146
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fascism
Replies: 39
Views: 2255

Re: Fascism

Fascism is a bit of an extreme form of collectivism. Maybe if collectivism and economic hardship meet? Isn't that what Hitler was working toward anyway? If we all work together, workers will get paid and the economy will be humming along? It seems like that is where we have been going since at leas...

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by seb146
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Has anyone done any looking into where these protests actually take place? The right wing media wants everyone to believe the entire city is under siege 24/7. However, these protests take place in a very, very small area downtown. Like four to six blocks small. And they mostly take place after anyon...

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by seb146
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2074

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

Perhaps a free bottle of bleach with every purchase hydroxycloroquine (limits apply)? IIRC, when ACA and the whole Medicare A/B/C/D were passed, there were months of debate in both chambers of Congress. Votes back and forth, in and out of committee, partisan bickering, watered down versions finally ...

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by seb146
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5205

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Another "acting" secretary is making bad things worse for Americans but great for MAGA https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-postal-service-voting-20200731-oe3f2kvscjbe7k75mc5qmh6qmi-story.html https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/31/politics/usps-mail-in-voting-2020-election...

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by seb146
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

An credible argument can be made that Trump brought peace to Portland. As I’ve mentioned earlier, Trump’s introduction of federal police deflected all of the anger and violence from the local police to the feds. The feds were eventually able to step aside, taking the wind out of the anarchists’ sai...

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by seb146
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kushner’s Politicide
Replies: 23
Views: 1323

Re: Kushner’s Politicide

It is a reality TV challenge to him. He does not care. And the longer Republicans are silent, the more complicit they are in the deaths of 150,000+ Americans. This all could have been avoided if we had simply stayed home for three weeks like the adults told us to. But, that does not sell ad time. Th...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32338

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Because he wants to postpone or suspend the election, he and his base probably think his first term will never end.

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by seb146
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Getting into old music?
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Getting into old music?

I know they are not an "old" band but I remember seeing ads for concerts at some of the small venues around Portland and Salem and Vancouver in the back of the free papers. One of the bands that seemed to always be playing in the area at small venues was Black Eyed Peas. I never went. When...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5205

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

How massive is voting fraud done by mail? Where are the hundreds or thousands of ballots that had to be thrown out because of mail in voting fraud? I have been voting by mail for years and years and have yet to hear any reports of massive voting fraud by mail. As far as identification, Oregon automa...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5205

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

How is the US system so fundamentally broken that basic voting systems used safely and widely around the world cannot be implemented. That the system is so broken that even a few are able to believe what Trump is saying is truly gobsmacking to literally every other developed democracy on the planet...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Dossiers were made on protesters and journalists in Portland by the military https://www.rawstory.com/2020/07/appalling-and-dangerous-trumps-pentagon-chief-under-fire-after-leaked-military-docs-refer-to-journalists-as-adversaries/?fbclid=IwAR0ceq_5ytZzAAy_3GrzazZtiJ8_spmpkqGaZKzCjuTkDee65pqqWOfty4Y ...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Exactly. None of those posts or articles argue that ALL protesters are vandalizing and setting fires. Thank you for taking the time to verify that. We can indeed consider that argument to be a straw man. That said, it is clear, based on the sources that I have posted above, that a subset of the pro...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Nobody in this thread has said that. It’s a straw man argument. Posts 6, 39, and 41 to start. And right wing media. Look at the sensationalist stories on Fox and Breitbart and listen to how they are being talked about on talk radio. Lumping in the small group of law breakers in with the huge number...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5205

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Trump has no intention of actually postponing the election. All he's doing is setting the stage for what will inevitably come: IF he loses in November, he will NOT concede defeat, and he WILL challenge the election result based on the mail-in ballots being 'fraudulous'. Even when he loses any such ...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Federal officers, and Miltary officers always have juristiction [sic] on Federal property, but the minute they step off of it, they are citizens unless the local governments ASK for assistance. Interestingly enough, the state of Oregon brought a federal lawsuit seeking a temporary injunction agains...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Do you righties honestly believe that ALL dads with leaf blowers and ALL moms and ALL medical staff were vandalizing and setting fires? Nobody in this thread has said that. It’s a straw man argument. Posts 6, 39, and 41 to start. And right wing media. Look at the sensationalist stories on Fox and B...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

It will be interesting to see how the protesters play their cards. If they are smart, as soon as the federal troops withdraw, they will stop any attempt to destroy the federal courthouse and any acts of violence. That would, in the court of public opinion, suggest that the federal troops were the p...

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by seb146
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US National Vote By Mail Day
Replies: 25
Views: 1144

Re: US National Vote By Mail Day

When we lived in California, we voted by mail. I did not put my ballot through the mail but, rather, I took it to the registrar of voters directly. They have three places where ballots can be dropped. Now that I am back in Oregon, same thing. We can bypass the whole "vote by mail is a scam"...

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by seb146
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Federal officers gassing and kidnapping whoever was not meant to calm things down. I have yet to see evidence that the feds have kidnapped someone. I have seen evidence that they lawfully detained a person and released them. (Look up what a "Terry stop" is.) And I have not seen evidence t...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

I am surprised at how many people apparently have no ability to actually work with local customs of the places they visit. Instead so many want to force their own ideas and customs onto wherever they visit. For an international travel related website I am actually kind of disappointed. Ugly travele...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

That is an article that discusses the arrest of someone who caused damage to private residences. I failed to see how that is (A) relevant to damage to the federal courthouse and (B) relevant to whether or not there was an ongoing threat to the federal courthouse. I agree. But you completely sideste...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Trump's feds ... aren't helping calm the situation. I agree. But you completely sidestepped my point. My point is that the introduction of the federal agents has directed the energy of the protest to the federal courthouse building and the federal officers. By redirecting that energy, the feds have...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Seeing what's going on on these Democrat controlled cities where the local leaders are willingly allowing riots and destruction occur, it seems to me that the game plan on the Democrat party is make the voters believe that if they vote Trump out the rioting will stop. Which is kind of political ter...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Seeing what's going on on these Democrat controlled cities where the local leaders are willingly allowing riots and destruction occur, it seems to me that the game plan on the Democrat party is make the voters believe that if they vote Trump out the rioting will stop. Which is kind of political ter...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

It means your selective outrage, as per usual, is as they say, fake news. I’m not sure what your point is. Let’s focus on Portland, since that is the subject of this thread. Don’t you agree that the protesters should not be trying to damage officers’ eyes with lasers? I assumed that there would be ...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

Some places, servers are paid very low wages and tips are supposed to make up for the remainder. IIRC, Oregon and California deduct reported tips from a servers pay. I always leave something. At least $5 and same for delivery drivers. Cash. They put up with way too much. Delivery drivers have to pay...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Open carry is not permitted in Florida. And, yet, people do. Just like people drive drunk and violate restraining orders. The point is: all these gun toting thugs in Portland are unmarked military wannabes. Not "violent liberals" like the right wing media demands everyone believe. The MAG...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3660

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

yes that's what the left has done, they have made everything about politics, and here we see how they are making sports about politics too. Mandating the singing of an anthem at a game is inherently political. The United States is a nation state, a political entity, and it’s anthem is a reflection ...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freedom of expression vs freedom of the press
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Freedom of expression vs freedom of the press

There is no news in the United States. That all ended when Reagan scrapped the Fairness Doctrine. That gave rise to right wing radio and Fox. When CNN started to balance what Fox was saying, the right went ballistic and demanded no one ever call CNN news because of how biased they are. They have to ...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9337

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

1. Yes, people open carry in SF. Just like they do in STL and DFW and MIA and Main Street Kansas. So? How does that prove anything? Open carry is not permitted in Florida. And, yet, people do. Just like people drive drunk and violate restraining orders. The point is: all these gun toting thugs in P...

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by seb146
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3660

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

Footnote; getting back to the actual thrust of this thread, the MLB does in fact include one foreign team. So what is the routine with matches including the Toronto Blue Jays? I suspect the Blue Jays include a whole bunch of US players. Do they honor the Canadian anthem? Or do they take the knee fo...

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by seb146
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3660

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

I am also curious:

all the MAGA and righties who are so highly offended by players kneeling and who DEMAND that all players stand because respect or whatever, how many of you watching from home stand and remove your hat and hand on heart and all that when they play the National Anthem?

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by seb146
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann
Replies: 45
Views: 1673

Re: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann

VTKillarney wrote:
Sandmann was at a point in the case where there was absolutely no rush or need to settle.


Okay, so why would he settle? If he believes he was so hurt, wouldn't it be better to continue and get that "AHA!" moment to "expose" them for who he thinks they are?

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by seb146
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2548

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

I think we were slowly introduced to in during the 1980s. I think, lately, it is so men can show off muscles. Although, I have seen some bears with muscles. Anymore, I think it is personal preference and partly discussions with partners.

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by seb146
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best USA Climate
Replies: 48
Views: 1800

Re: Best USA Climate

I don't really care for the middle belt of the country due to one reason--ice storms. I don't mind snow or rain but it seems like the belt from Missouri, through Kentucky and on to Virginia seems to get a couple of ice storms a year where people lose power for days...no thanks! That is a huge draw ...

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