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by seb146
Sun May 22, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1280

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

For the "BUT CHICAGO!!!" crowd: What are gun laws in TX, NC, and IL? I ask because these shootings took place in TX and NC and Chicago is in the state of IL. I know there are many factors that lead to gun violence. Any violence. From mental illness to people being pushed to their limits to...

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by seb146
Sun May 22, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Would you say the United States's Air Transport System is also a transportation which goal is so that "poeople can be at a cheaper place and then go to a major city to work and come back the same day or on the weekend"? There are towns like Annaka-Haruna created around newly constructed S...

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by seb146
Sat May 21, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Would you say the United States's Air Transport System is also a transportation which goal is so that "poeople can be at a cheaper place and then go to a major city to work and come back the same day or on the weekend"? There are towns like Annaka-Haruna created around newly constructed S...

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by seb146
Sat May 21, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI

Very true, I wonder what's Biden DOJ waiting to go after Trump, because as you say he was really into something. Its going to be 2 years and no investigation launched by the Biden DOJ. Whereas Clinton's campaign lawyer is the one in trial for misinformation in 2016. Interesting. Incorrect, on trial...

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by seb146
Sat May 21, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 508
Views: 29643

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I do believe oil companies are knowingly limiting supply but they are also showing record profits because they massively limited capital expenditures after the oil price crash in 2014 and in 2020 due to Covid. They will have to ramp up capital expenditures in the future. However regulations and the...

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by seb146
Sat May 21, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

Re: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI

Well not that any sane person would have believed this whole media driven disinformation (as CNN and MSNBC like to call it) but I am glad the facts are coming out. I knew Podesta and Palmeri were pure evil but wow. Just wow. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-durham-investigation-robby-mo...

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by seb146
Fri May 20, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8204

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Good points. There may come a time though when it gets so bad people will trade away democracy for safety. it's happened elsewhere. You mean like pouring millions more dollars into police, effectively turning the United States into a police state ruled by law enforcement? BTW, why do Republicans be...

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by seb146
Fri May 20, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1280

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

The Non-Av section in A.net is seriously becoming an America-bashing forum. Every country has its own set of positives and negatives. And while higher than other developed countries, your individual chance of being near an active shooter in the USA is still low. This section is basically a CNN 2.0 ...

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by seb146
Fri May 20, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 12040

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

The thing about Musk is that he can use Twitter as an indirect control loop for his interests. Today he signaled that he would pause the acquisition, which drove the Twitter stock price down, and the Tesla price up. When it got to the level he wanted, he tweeted again that he still intended to go t...

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by seb146
Fri May 20, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 508
Views: 29643

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

All the spin isn't going to help what will happen in this years mid terms and 2024. The deficit is shrinking, unemployment is down, corporations are pulling in record profits. The Republican answer to this hellscape? CRT and groomers so vote for us racists! EDIT: We just had our primary Tuesday. Th...

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by seb146
Fri May 20, 2022 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8204

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Throwing these people into an asylum will not help anything. There are better ways to deal with mental illness than throwing people away. What is your recommendation? Basic health care INCLUDING MENTAL HEALTH CARE for all Americans. That will put a dent in some of these murders. I can't say anythin...

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by seb146
Thu May 19, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1280

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Just noting that Sunday saw two more mass shootings reported, at a flea market in Houston with two deaths (3 injured) and in Winston-Salem in what seems to have been a shootout between vehicles (7 injured). Maybe this should just be made a sticky/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27No_Way_To_Prevent_...

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by seb146
Thu May 19, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8204

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Law of probability. Also, Orlando, Sandy Hook, Parkland, Pittsburgh and Charleston happened in "no gun" zones where concealed carry is illegal. More guns = more deaths. Add Racism to the mix, and it just makes it worse. I hate to fall back on this trope, but, "When Guns are Outlawed....

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by seb146
Thu May 19, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8204

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

So the logical thing is to do nothing? We can't expand background checks because it won't work? A lot of expense for very little efficacy. The logical thing is to aggressively dismantle organized crime, the illegal gun trade, and the illicit drug trade that fuels it all. But America's an illogical ...

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by seb146
Thu May 19, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 508
Views: 29643

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Even during the Great Recession, which started under the GWB administration and went into the Obama administration, Democrats have been pointing out that the president has zero to do with gas prices. With oil trading under $70 a barrel but the price at the pump going up, this is corporate greed, pl...

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by seb146
Wed May 18, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1280

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Same tired song and dance from Republicans: but... but.. but... CHICAGO!!! Maybe if we gave people bootstraps to pull themselves up by instead of taking away those bootstraps because they only want free stuff from the government, this might not happen as much? Maybe we try pouring money into educati...

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by seb146
Wed May 18, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4523

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Also, dear Seb, Europe 101, No country in europe is predominantly socialist, but many western european countries has at times had a social democrat, a diet socialist light max, government, but always about half/half with equally moderate right wing governments. Again this is 101. Russia= fascist ri...

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by seb146
Wed May 18, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8204

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

That's misleading. Gun shows will have typically two types of sellers: licensed dealers and private sellers. In the former, ALL sales require federal background checks in ALL states. Period, full stop. For the latter, most shows in the states that don't require it have enacted laws that require bac...

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by seb146
Tue May 17, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8204

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Still requires a background check for purchasing a firearm. And yes, contrary to the false media narrative, that includes at gun shows. Why, then, are Democrats in committee introducing a bill to close the "gun show loophole"? https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1006/t...

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by seb146
Tue May 17, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4523

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

M564038 wrote:
seb146 wrote:

So the United States is funding socialism to stop communism?

Wait! Communism? What does communism got to do with this war?


NATO nations in Europe are some form of socialist or another. Russia is communist in the minds of many Americans.

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by seb146
Mon May 16, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4523

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

What’s this ‘your party’ nonsense? I registered independent as soon as the Dems voted in near-lockstep for Iraq in 2002. Apologies for the insult. The rest of it stands. Democrat is an insult now? And you wonder why hardly anyone takes you seriously? edited to add: since it seems mandatory to decla...

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by seb146
Mon May 16, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 766
Views: 24396

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Nebraska is looking to punish women that have been raped with 9 months of remembrance. https://www.axios.com/2022/05/15/nebraska-governor-abortion-ban Ricketts said if Roe is overturned, he will "work with our speaker of the legislature to work on a special session and do more to protect pre-b...

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by seb146
Mon May 16, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8204

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Republican New York Representative Elise Stefanik is another Republican pushing "replacement theory" https://www.syracuse.com/state/2022/05/what-is-great-replacement-theory-tucker-carlson-elise-stefanik-scrutinized-after-buffalo-shooting.html Along with Tucker Carlson, these are main strea...

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by seb146
Mon May 16, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8204

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

I don't remember anyone saying we don't need permits and background checks but don't get let that stand in the way to a anti USA rant. :sarcastic: “Since Texas has permitless carry, any person 21 years of age and older who can legally possess a firearm under federal and Texas state law may carry a ...

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by seb146
Mon May 16, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4523

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Including of course many of the European posters who now want us to spend more than them on their security. How convenient! Question: how much does the US spend for the security of Europe? Answer: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/02/3-charts-that-show-who-pays-most-for-the-defence-of-europe-b63f...

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by seb146
Mon May 16, 2022 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever call the crisis hotline? (***NOT*** suicidal)
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: Ever call the crisis hotline? (***NOT*** suicidal)

I hate crisis hotlines. Don't get me wrong: they work for some people. They must be there. For me, they are awful. I will never call another one ever again. I was dismissed from both I called.

Find something that works for you. Don't settle,

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by seb146
Mon May 16, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Well no, because the infrastructure requirements for HSR are well beyond those for commuter rail. Yes, but, at the same time, when the 205 freeway was built through east Portland in the 1970s, they had a culvert dug between Division and Stark/Washington because "some train will come through he...

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by seb146
Sun May 15, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

It is wasteful + slowing down trips, to use high speed rail which have higher cost of operation than conventional rail, and the resultant higher fare, for the purpose of moving people further away from city center. But doesn't any rail do that? Look at Sounder in Seattle and Metrolink in Los Angele...

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by seb146
Sun May 15, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 766
Views: 24396

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

So, instead of defending their stand on taking away rights from women, the right has pivoted to "the leak" and complaining about "the leak" instead of crowing about getting what they want That's all they can afford to do. They know it's a big negative going into the mid-terms. T...

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by seb146
Sat May 14, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 766
Views: 24396

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-clarence-thomas-e08bbdfbe48d33171fa6f2a17931da63 https://www.theguardian.com/law/2022/may/14/clarence-thomas-supreme-court-leak-abortion It looks like the investigation is focusing on a small group of law clerks. I've been doing some reading on w...

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by seb146
Sat May 14, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 766
Views: 24396

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

So, instead of defending their stand on taking away rights from women, the right has pivoted to "the leak" and complaining about "the leak" instead of crowing about getting what they want https://www.npr.org/2022/05/07/1097382507/supreme-court-abortion-clarence-thomas-bullied-roe...

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by seb146
Sat May 14, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 766
Views: 24396

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

hashtagconfused wrote:
would prohibiting abortions after, say, 24 weeks be acceptable? unless it is for medically necessary reasons.


Another way to ask this is: would giving a woman and her partner all the information so they can make their own decision acceptable?

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by seb146
Sat May 14, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Here's a list of population densities for the major countries with developed HSR networks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population_density#Most_populous_countries_by_density | Country | Density (people/sq. km) | |---------|-------------------------| | Japan | ...

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by seb146
Fri May 13, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 766
Views: 24396

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

One of the related issues the potential decision in controversy here has been the protesting in public areas in and around certain Justices' DC area residences and adjacent to the SCOTUS courthouse. There is existing Federal law, one created in 1950 to severely limit such protests then by 'communis...

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by seb146
Fri May 13, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 508
Views: 29643

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

then there was no reason to claim its absurd of the Republicans to want low prices that you tied to only exist because of the pandemic if prices can be low whether the administration is R or D in control. and no need to further claim that the desire for low prices meant that was somehow a desire fo...

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by seb146
Fri May 13, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

China has built about 38,000km of high speed rail, in about the same time since California first got approval to start construction back in 2008. California is the world's 3rd largest economy, what's the problem here? China invested 100 Billion USD into constructing HSR each and every years. While ...

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by seb146
Thu May 12, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 766
Views: 24396

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Like I mentioned up in this thread. Democrats need this as an electoral issue, it has been for decades, they won't just let is go that easy. Even if there was no filibuster, 51 voted against, including yes one Democrat, Manchin. They aren't serious into passing this or any other significant piece o...

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by seb146
Thu May 12, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 122
Views: 13089

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

More and more, MAGA leaders, the "yes men" surrounding the former one term, twice impeached president, are now saying "but I wanted to do something!" as they try to save their behinds. If they "wanted to do something" they could have but why didn't they? They saw what w...

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by seb146
Thu May 12, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 508
Views: 29643

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

i'm not quite what your original point was then. you tied the low prices to the pandemic and then in your last post agreed that there have been low prices without a pandemic just to then point out that Republicans are tying the high prices to Biden and previously to Obama. when prices were increasi...

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by seb146
Thu May 12, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Americans, and to some extent Canadians, have been so indoctrinated with this fantasy that cares and airplanes are the only travel options. We have been told for decades that trains are slow and unreliable all while watching EU, Japan, and China build high speed networks in addition to air and road...

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by seb146
Wed May 11, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Even now Detroit to Kansas City makes sense for high speed rail, just not with one direct route; Detroit to Chicago with one route and connect it with another route operating Chicago-Kansas City. I don't see what Havre, MT and Jasper, AB have to do with HSR. No one is suggesting HSR to those places...

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by seb146
Tue May 10, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 508
Views: 29643

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

i never made a claim about what "an American president has to do with gas prices". you wanted to "point out the absurdity of Republicans wanting to go back to when gas prices were $2.25 under their dear leader" so i simply provided some information about how prices prior to when...

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by seb146
Tue May 10, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

It makes more sense than following 101 because more people live in the Central Valley and would make it easier to connect more of the population. That's the stock answer and it's also the reason why it will never be funded to completion. The people who are paying for it have no reason to travel to ...

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by seb146
Tue May 10, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

IMO, the current plan to wander through the Central valley while connecting the Bay area with LA is quite similar to the reason Micky Mouse left Minnie Mouse. They lost a lot of support with that. It makes more sense than following 101 because more people live in the Central Valley and would make i...

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by seb146
Mon May 09, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 766
Views: 24396

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

This isn’t about the poor cells in the woman’s body. This is about control, nothing more or nothing less. They want control over women, get them back in the kitchen. Exactly. This comes back to the religious obsession with virginity. Can’t have the women folk out there having sex unless it’s with t...

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by seb146
Mon May 09, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 122
Views: 4851

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

IMO, the current plan to wander through the Central valley while connecting the Bay area with LA is quite similar to the reason Micky Mouse left Minnie Mouse. They lost a lot of support with that. It makes more sense than following 101 because more people live in the Central Valley and would make i...

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by seb146
Mon May 09, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 766
Views: 24396

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

And you still apparently don’t understand the mindset of ‘I DONT WANT THAT GUY’s ANYTHING inside me a moment longer’. That’s what lies, manipulation, and betrayal of trust does. Men can walk away - women can not because the result is literally inside them. Like I said, we will never agree. As to I ...

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by seb146
Mon May 09, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 508
Views: 29643

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

in February of 2020, prior to the pandemic, gas prices were $2.53/gl https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=pet&s=emm_epm0_pte_nus_dpg&f=m And they were $4.10 the summer before Obama was elected. Explain what exactly an American president has to do with gas prices? I know abou...

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by seb146
Mon May 09, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 508
Views: 29643

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

in February of 2020, prior to the pandemic, gas prices were $2.53/gl https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=pet&s=emm_epm0_pte_nus_dpg&f=m And they were $4.10 the summer before Obama was elected. Explain what exactly an American president has to do with gas prices? I know abou...

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by seb146
Mon May 09, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 766
Views: 24396

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

https://mobile.twitter.com/ElectionWiz/status/1523097567424307208 If Roe v Wade is overturned, the justices who voted to repeal it will require round the clock security. There's going to be a massive wave of anger directed at them. Oh no. Who could have possibly foreseen this. :bored: Oh dear.... c...

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