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by seb146
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 986

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

I guess all I am saying is: let people be offended. Let people quit their jobs or boycott streaming services if they want. I don't understand what the big deal is. I boycott Chick-Fil-A. People boycotted after seeing Janet Jackson's nipple for 3/10 of a second. People boycotted after Ellen came out....

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by seb146
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 40
Views: 1617

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

They need to prove they understand what they did or said was wrong. If there wasn't a double standard, we could have a conversation. But this just shows, we should not give an aggressive mob of people the power to destroy lives. Take Emma Sulkowicz for example, she accused a young man of rape in he...

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by seb146
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 986

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Why can't people have the reactions they have? I never thought Chapelle was that funny. And I am the bad guy. He has opinions on subjects but those who have opinions about him and his show are not allowed to or are bad for having them? I don't get it. It’s cancel culture, instead of watching and ma...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 986

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Why can't people have the reactions they have? I never thought Chapelle was that funny. And I am the bad guy. He has opinions on subjects but those who have opinions about him and his show are not allowed to or are bad for having them? I don't get it.

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by seb146
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

RIght now aerospace has a major great resignation problem. The industry benefits are good, but not great like before (e.g., no pension except at Boeing and maybe a few others, but not my work). Senior engineers are getting so burned out, it has become surprising when I don't know someone announcing...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Is anyone else seeing this? People complaining about things but don't lift a finger to help? The ports are backed up because qualified candidates can not be found. Restaurants are closing early and even entirely on certain days because people will not work. Stores have long lines because cashiers a...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Is anyone else seeing this? People complaining about things but don't lift a finger to help? The ports are backed up because qualified candidates can not be found. Restaurants are closing early and even entirely on certain days because people will not work. Stores have long lines because cashiers an...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 18
Views: 725

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

So they have enough money to campaign against lowering drug prices but have no money to actually lower drug prices? Quelle surprise....

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by seb146
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 51
Views: 1654

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Can we stick to the topic of how many mass shootings Norway has had over the past 50 years and the reason behind that?

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by seb146
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 40
Views: 1617

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

We need to stop calling it "cancel culture" since nothing is actually cancelled but, instead, call it "consequence culture" since actions have consequences. Yes, Gruden could have made an effort back then to understand why what he said was wrong and be better. He did not. He has...

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by seb146
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 945

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

There has to be a good economic reason. For goods to get to Dawson City, they most likely go through Whitehorse on a road open all year. Crossing the river takes a highway to the Alaska border and meets up with the road to Whitehorse. Economically, it makes no sense.

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by seb146
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 40
Views: 1617

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

I'm sure if I were to put your past under a microscope, there would be a few reasons to call you a POS. And yes, times have changes DRASTICALLY in the past 10 years, people have become way past hypersensitive. Not only that, but people also seem to get some sick enjoyment from seeing other people's...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17285

Re: Texas abortion law

If people spent half the time trying to cut unwanted pregnancies rather than having pointless, inane discussions on the viability of foetuses and 'what right do men have in decisions' the whole of society would be better. At the moment abortion is a necessary evil but it is not consequenceless. Thi...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 40
Views: 1617

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

Sorry, but complaining about his past impacting the present just makes you look foolish. This was 2011. It’s not like you can use the excuse people use for their old grandpa who sometimes says the wrong thing, “oh he’s from a different time!” If you were a racist in 2011 you were still a few decade...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 1465

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

No love for Tina Turner in 'Goldeneye'?? Or Sir Paul in "Live And Let Die" because they are icons. No other songs in the Bond Song universe even come close. Does Duran Duran get no love for "A View to A Kill" I personally really liked Sam Smith's Writing on the wall from Spectre...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 1465

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

Reinhardt wrote:
I saw it last night. Wasn't a fan of the opening song but I think she's wildly over-rated like many singers these days.


I feel very attacked right now :)

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by seb146
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 1465

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I only care about the opening theme. Two things I look forward to: Who is singing the opening Bond theme and who is playing Super Bowl Halftime? Billie Eilish sang the theme and released it last year. I love it. Her sultry vocals are fantastic. I don't know about the movie or plot but Billie Eilish...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation Vloggers?
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Aviation Vloggers?

Feel free to move to the appropriate forum.

Does anyone know if they are on here? Who do you watch? I watch Noel Phillips and Lucaas. Every Sunday after work, my personal drinking game is watching Lucaas and chugging when he says "luckily, no one was injured". You? Have you met any?

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by seb146
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 1465

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

I only care about the opening theme. Two things I look forward to: Who is singing the opening Bond theme and who is playing Super Bowl Halftime? Billie Eilish sang the theme and released it last year. I love it. Her sultry vocals are fantastic. I don't know about the movie or plot but Billie Eilish ...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2228

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

The key is to live below your means. If you can't afford to contribute to an IRA, something is wrong with your lifestyle. It's not all about today, it's about tomorrow. Why do you think we have so many homeless? They can not afford a house or an apartment, so they move into a tent in some alley or ...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4225

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

You are intentionally avoiding the reality of the situation if you don't see some level of harassment in what she encountered in the situations that have been shown online. Tugg When people are angry, this is what happens. They elected her to represent the people. She is not. She is seeing the back...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4225

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

are government elected to only represent the people that voted for them? or to represent all people? In theory, members of the House represent a specific district. I live in Oregon and, IIRC, we have six representatives. Each state has two Senators who are elected by the entire state. In this case,...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2228

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

how does one "write off capital gains" or "write off stocks"? It is also called "offsetting" and not "writing off" but both can be done. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/reporting-capital-gains#:~:text=Capital%20gains%20and%20deductible%20capital,long%2Dterm%20or...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2145

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

I heard a great point made on some talk show:

Did Texas not have any voter ID laws before this law?

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by seb146
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4225

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

"Harassed" is a funny way of saying she was asked by constituents. You are intentionally avoiding the reality of the situation if you don't see some level of harassment in what she encountered in the situations that have been shown online. Tugg When people are angry, this is what happens....

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by seb146
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1856

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

It could be said people do these things right now, every day. Working hard, spending on little to nothing selfish, but see very little in return. The only ones who really move forward are those with means. Yes, I know..... "but the welfare queens!" I know... that one person seen that one ...

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by seb146
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 43
Views: 1553

Re: Your favorite junk food

NIKV69 wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
No love for Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza? Still hoping they’ll bring it back


After eating Del Taco, Taco Hell is dead to me.


Even better for me is Taco John.

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by seb146
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4225

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Just a question for you seb: was it OK for people to harass her in the bathroom? I only heard the audio, I have not seen if there is video. Every word they said is true. They were demanding answers as constituents. I get why they did it. It is creepy but I get it. I know that is a BS answer but tha...

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by seb146
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2228

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Average Joes do not have that kind of cash to invest. We don't have capital gains to write off, we don't have stocks to write off, how does one "write off capital gains" or "write off stocks"? It is also called "offsetting" and not "writing off" but both can ...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2228

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Tax avoidance isn't necessarily illegal. So the bigger question should be the source of income, especially for politicians. One thing that I just thought about is this - why isn't there someone enterprising enough to offer such services to average Joes so that they can exploit the same loopholes as...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 43
Views: 1553

Re: Your favorite junk food

Chili cheese fries or Animal Fries from In-N-Out. Those are extremely rare when I eat them. More often than not, when I want something junk, I will see what limited flavors Tim's Cascade Chips has. My go-to is their Sour Cream and Onion.

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by seb146
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4225

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Actually, I think you and I are more aligned than you realize. The goal is to see the extreme left and extreme right be eaten, leaving the moderates on both sides to work together to get things done. As an Arizonan, so far I’m not seeing anyone on the GOP side who energizes me for the Senate. I’m s...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17285

Re: Texas abortion law

Republicans claim in relation to Heller, what do democrats and other gun control advocates claim, we can assume for them it is not settled law. As we digress for this thread topic for a minute, I have always viewed militia's as citizen army, which means for the most part they have their own weapons...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2228

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

People talk about taxing the rich then see reports like this and say "meh.... what are you going to do?" Some of those same people do not want to tax the rich at all but are still angry that the rich get away with things like this. Maybe it is time we taxed the rich and hold the accountabl...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1856

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Absolutely, no thrift, self-respect, prudence, hard work ethic, self-discipline for the Modern Man. Be profligate, drunk or stoned, lazy, spendthrift, disheveled, like we see everyday. It could be said people do these things right now, every day. Working hard, spending on little to nothing selfish,...

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by seb146
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1856

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Absolutely, no thrift, self-respect, prudence, hard work ethic, self-discipline for the Modern Man. Be profligate, drunk or stoned, lazy, spendthrift, disheveled, like we see everyday. It could be said people do these things right now, every day. Working hard, spending on little to nothing selfish,...

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by seb146
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4225

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

I love it when the left eats their own... And of course equally so many others have enjoyed watching the right eat their own. It's important to always enjoy watching others fail.. It's an important core to many people's lives! Tugg Actually, I think you and I are more aligned than you realize. The ...

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by seb146
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17285

Re: Texas abortion law

If it was the GOP who were mostly strict gun control advocates, yes, it would be used in a heartbeat, but they are not, it is mostly the democrats. So do you really see the dems using a GOP inspired law to further the campaign against guns, somehow I don't think they will. Can someone explain somet...

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by seb146
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2279

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

How are they not leading? Because two Democrats align with Republicans? They have had pressure put on them. Removing the filibuster will simply give control back to Republicans as both Manchin and Sinema would side with Republicans. Democrats are playing chess, Republicans are playing Red Rover. Fi...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need help finding yourself?
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Need help finding yourself?

This has happened a few other times around the world. Wouldn't family or friends know early on? Just glance over and see the missing person listening to instructions from search crew leaders? It seems like those women who didn't know they were pregnant. Especially the ones who have kids already.

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by seb146
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4225

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

This is both, at once, good and bad for Democrats. They want to cast the widest net possible and let everyone have a voice but, at the same time, it waters down anything. Progressives have to give up some things, moderates have to give up some things. Then, the final bill has to be negotiated becaus...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2279

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Interesting, I thought that the adults back in the room meant no more drama. Democrats control all levers of power, they can't blame the GOP for anything. They should find a compromise and stop with the extremism. As for the debt ceiling being idiotic, I think its great we have it, so we hold our p...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 180
Views: 7198

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I am against the military talking to the Chinese, I am also against leaving such an unstable US government in power. OUR AMERICAN military decided to talk to the Chinese before the previous administration could do anything. OUR AMERICAN military leaders decided there was enough of a legitimate thre...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 180
Views: 7198

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The president of the US is not, by the constitution, sovereign. Recent congressional legislation along with natural political dynamics have given the president almost sovereign powers. This is a serious problem and there may not be a solution. Why can't Congress take back what they did? Congress di...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4744

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

It seems like a migrant crisis happens every year or so. Maybe look into that?

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by seb146
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2279

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Interesting, I thought that the adults back in the room meant no more drama. Democrats control all levers of power, they can't blame the GOP for anything. They should find a compromise and stop with the extremism. As for the debt ceiling being idiotic, I think its great we have it, so we hold our p...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3450

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

I don’t have a big problem with voter ID. Nobody does. The problem comes with arbitrary rules set up by one side to limit who can vote, where, and when. They then flip it around and start saying "liberals" don't want ID to vote. Which is a lie. Everybody wants secure elections. One side w...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 180
Views: 7198

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Milley made an interesting statement under oath about other members of the administration being on the call to China when he was talking to their general. This was not Milley going rogue and simply calling a Chinese general out of the blue. The administration knew. So, yes, a non-story.

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by seb146
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3450

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

I don’t have a big problem with voter ID. Nobody does. The problem comes with arbitrary rules set up by one side to limit who can vote, where, and when. They then flip it around and start saying "liberals" don't want ID to vote. Which is a lie. Everybody wants secure elections. One side w...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3450

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

School IDs are issued by individual schools, not the state Department of State or equivalent. School IDs simply identify students at that school. To start, they are missing all of the verification and registration with various records systems. This is a really strange hill for you to try conquer. I...

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