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by seb146
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead

Besides the environmental impact (parts of the pipeline already in use have leaked) this was a Canadian project to deliver Canadian tar sands to an internationally owned refinery to sell oil on the open market. One of the biggest arguments in favor of this project is it would make America energy ind...

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by seb146
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 87
Views: 2414

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

Are you kidding me? The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by Norway not Sweden, the Peace Prize Committee is based in Norway, the committee is appointed by the Norwegian Government, the ceremony is held in the Oslo Town Hall. All the other Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, however. Yes, they are, b...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 87
Views: 2414

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

Kiwirob wrote:
Russia can build ships bigger than a frigate, Zevezda Shipyard could build supertankers if they wanted to, they are building ARC7 LNG carriers are the moment, the US can’t build those btw.


Out of curiosity, why can't we build those?

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by seb146
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Texas Governor Pledges to Build Wall on Mexican Border

We tried wasting the Pentagon's money, and it didn't work, so let's try wasting Texas' money instead! Gotta close that boondoggle gap with California somehow. Even though I believe protecting our borders is more than just a fence I wanna know why you liberals think it's such a bad idea? You rightie...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 87
Views: 2414

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

A video from 2018 5 Countries Punished for Angering China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2QoCrnuGko I watched the first three minutes and it was about China "punishing" Norway over a Nobel peace prize. Which takes place in Sweden. The "punishment" to Norway? A Eurovision conte...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 1974

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

You are right that Trump inherited most or all of his money. If he doesn't have the foggiest clue what the realities of a blue collar family are, (which would make sense), he was still able to market to them. (Most likely, years of TV acting playing a character to middle America). I just think othe...

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by seb146
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 1974

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I’m so old I remember when the last Democratic administration did some of the same stuff. Every leaker who talks “on condition of anonymity because they’re not authorized to comment” should shut up. They’re not authorized for a reason, up against the wall. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct...

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by seb146
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8515

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

I think you missed the point I was making. I don't think she should be cancelled. The point is if SJWs feel they need to consider if someone like her should be cancelled, there are no guidelines Delta or CFA could put in place that would prevent them from wanting more as nothing is ever enough. Tha...

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by seb146
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 1974

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

With all of these abuses of power coming to light, how much longer with the Biden DOJ remain non partisan? I suspect they are not investigating much because of potential MAGA uproar but how long can that go on?

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by seb146
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 1864

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

Current governors? I really can't say since we are still in the middle of many of their terms. Kate Brown could have done more to help but I think she was trying to appease the "we will go to Idaho" MAGA wing. I met and worked for Gov. Egan (the son, not the father) in Alaska. He was a nic...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8515

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Maybe, but nothing CFA does affects it's customers, yet what Delta does can affect the outcome of our elections if Delta's well publicized position of not wanting voter id requirements prevails. Georgia already had voter ID requirements before their Jim Crow style law was passed. And CFA board givi...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5010

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

I hope business starts to leave Texas! We need them to stand against all the discriminatory rhetoric and policy coming out of Texas. I will do my part my part by not visiting states like Texas. It was great to see MLB leave GA over their policies. We need to see the same happen in Texas. Texas and ...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8515

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

You're right, the Fellowship of Christian Athlete's sexual purity pledge doesn't affect me. Uh no. The LGBT discrimination that Cathy and the GOP are funding/pushing does not affect you. Nor do the Jim Crow laws that conservatives are trying to resurrect affect you either, unless you vote by mail i...

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by seb146
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

If the FBI were allowed to investigate back ground checks fully, they would probably find that some of those they approved actually had domestic violence calls against them. You would be surprised how good mental health professionals are at their job. They have an oath they must uphold. But I am su...

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by seb146
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Say it with me loud and clear = PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION! This should be mandatory alongside firearm training. I'm pretty sure most people with a brain would agree with those 2 simple steps to ensure our safety. Do psychologists really have a good track record at predicting murder or suicide? I’d b...

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by seb146
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8515

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Nothing has changed. You just give them a pass because it doesn't affect you . Chick-fil-A is under attack over its CEO's ties to a Christian charity accused of trying to squash proposed LGBTQ protections. https://www.businessinsider.com/chick-fil-a-ties-to-anti-equality-act-efforts-explained-2021-...

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by seb146
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup
Replies: 20
Views: 1325

Re: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup

I can see this going one of two ways: 1. Republicans will finally get their dream of a violent overthrow of the government and ban all dissent 2. Fewer and fewer people will show up to the calls for a violent overthrow of the government until the Republican party rights itself and purges the crazie...

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by seb146
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup
Replies: 20
Views: 1325

Re: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup

art wrote:
Is there no penalty for sedition in the US? I'm not talking about the state coming down on your average, unknown Jo calling for a military coup. I'm talking about a politician supporting the overthrow of democracy.


Depends on if they have a (D) or (R) behind their name.....

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by seb146
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8515

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

If Delta's CEO wants to publicly claim asking for voter id is racist and it's a lie the 2020 election was stolen (which btw according to a recent Rasmussen poll is a minority opinion (the point isn't to debate the validity of the poll, it's the CEO is alienating a significant number of their passen...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

I never open carry but it's a viable option for some who can't afford to go the concealed route. Some are posing and some have to do it because of finances. For how rare it is, it's not really worthy of a #222 post thread. Nobody's mind will be changed. Imagine someone being so fragile that they fe...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8515

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

The people bellyaching about this certainly have no problem with a lot of these very same companies donating boat loads to republicans pushing election fraud lies, ramping up voter suppression, and trying to pass hundreds of bills in some of the ugliest display of anti LGBT insanity in a generation...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup
Replies: 20
Views: 1325

Re: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup

Weren't these also the same people who were demanding we "get over it" and all line up in lock step behind their guy in 2016? What happened to that?

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by seb146
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5010

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

I know this subject quite well cause I have few friends that were dealing with lowered appraisals and they are living in good neighborhoods. But not every one of them did so I ask my question again. Are there any actual LAWS that would make this legal. Do you know any? If there are none then it bec...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 6110

Re: Trouble for Trump

unless Trump really lost it it would appear he is working on an insanity defense .... "President Trump"... I believe it is customary in the USA to continue referrring to retired presidents and vice-presidents by their title. People still say president Clinton, president Bush, president Ob...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup
Replies: 20
Views: 1325

Re: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup

I can see this going one of two ways: 1. Republicans will finally get their dream of a violent overthrow of the government and ban all dissent 2. Fewer and fewer people will show up to the calls for a violent overthrow of the government until the Republican party rights itself and purges the crazies...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5010

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

What is the intellectual maturity threshold for this subject to be understood without prejudice? Is the father wrong then by simply stating that any racially charged subject should not be taught to kids especially at that young age? From Britannica: Critical race theory (CRT), intellectual movement...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8515

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Well, no, that's not quite what I mean. I'll clarify. Delta is incorporated as a Delaware Corporation to make money. It is not incorporated as a Political Action Committee or a social welfare organization. Its primary mission and obligation is to make money for shareholders. The losses show that it...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8515

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

You keep making the claim that DL isn't focused on financial losses because they're going after employees for their political beliefs. Well, no, that's not quite what I mean. I'll clarify. Delta is incorporated as a Delaware Corporation to make money. It is not incorporated as a Political Action Co...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

While 2020 had a large spike in murders, every year between 1990-1995 had a larger number of murders than last year. In 1990, we only had 248M people, while we had 331M in 2020. In 1995, only 14 states had "shall issue" laws, versus 42 now. That changes the per capita rate and the "m...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 2848

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

Funny, I read the title quick and asked why it would be unusual for Memphis to have an issue with crack. That infrastructure jobs program can’t come soon enough. Get with the program GOP. Developed countries should not have infrastructure falling apart. Deferred maintenance and design flaws on infr...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 2848

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

And covid vaccine contains 5G chips sponsored by Bill Gates, right? You very firmly positioned yourself in that concept spectrum. Sorry to say that, but you are totally out of touch with reality. Not sure if there is much more to say.. All I am saying is the crack in the bridge had been overlooked ...

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by seb146
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8515

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

@Aaron747, DarkSnowyNight, OA412 Yes, I noticed the age of the article, too. Though the source is superb and it cites many examples of case law. I fully agree that divisive and hate speech are bad and would also likely lose a case. But parts of the conversation here seemed to suggest than any off-d...

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by seb146
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8515

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

So the letter writer is offended and wants to cancel people because Delta decided to include ALL Americans instead of simply limiting it to a few. The letter writer decided it is more important that a major world wide airline buy into the big lie than bring in all people. They can work for Air Koryo...

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by seb146
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

Its not their fault, but therein lies the problem. they expose all these issues, but somehow not Natives. Its like they "forgot" At this point, we don't know if there are unmarked graves of Natives like this in the United States. Any minorities, really. SJW want to bring atrocities like t...

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by seb146
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 994

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

Its not their fault, but therein lies the problem. they expose all these issues, but somehow not Natives. Its like they "forgot" At this point, we don't know if there are unmarked graves of Natives like this in the United States. Any minorities, really. SJW want to bring atrocities like t...

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by seb146
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

[ That's the problem. We're not trying to stop the usual criminal who shot a gun. We are trying to prevent another angsty teenagers from shooting up their local schools or mall. Very telling. You're not trying to take guns away from criminals, just create more laws to make it harder for law abiding...

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by seb146
Mon May 31, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Holocaust Remarks
Replies: 24
Views: 2410

Re: Rep. Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Holocaust Remarks

A Nashville hat store owner went through the trouble to bring MTG's remarks to fruition: Demonstrators gather outside Nashville hat store that offered 'not vaccinated' yellow Star of David badges Source: CNN As a result, western apparel supplier Stetson has cut ties with the store. I do wonder if M...

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by seb146
Mon May 31, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Just to be clear, when we talk about 2A, it was a compromise to calm the minds of slave owners https://medium.com/the-new-leader/debunking-the-mythic-origin-of-the-second-amendment-bfe06dc06946 http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/syndicated/slave-patrols-and-the-second-amendment-how-fears-of-aboliti...

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by seb146
Mon May 31, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Maybe the FBI should hire more people? Once again, private sales DO require background checks in many states. There's a good reason they are only allowed a limited time to perform background checks. Righties do not want to hire more FBI because that would expand the government and take away 2A righ...

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by seb146
Mon May 31, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weird car issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1328

Re: Weird car issues

I have a 2012 Corolla I bought used from a bunch of shysters in Petaluma. Every time I would make a right turn at higher speeds, the steering wheel would rhythmically slam to the right. It finally got so bad that I took it to the dealer here in Oregon and demanded they keep working on it, spare no e...

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by seb146
Mon May 31, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Once again, there is no such thing as an "unlicensed dealer". Just because a poorly informed writer says it's true, doesn't make it so. A private individual can sell his own guns if he has no further use for them. They are all used guns. They cannot do it as a business. They cannot do it ...

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by seb146
Sun May 30, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

1. There is no such thing as a "unlicensed dealer". To be a dealer and buy guns from manufacturers and distributors, you have to be licensed. 2. There are 14 states that require background checks on all sales. Looking at the list, I don't see those states as any more or less dangerous tha...

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by seb146
Sun May 30, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 20
Views: 2180

Re: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

As an infrequent poster I appreciate you regulars allowing me into the conversation. I am really puzzled by McConnell’s thinking here. With the negotiated bipartisan commission there was an agreement that it would report out by the end of the year and disband shortly thereafter. Thus giving the Rep...

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by seb146
Sat May 29, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 20
Views: 2180

Re: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

The craziest part of this is that it took only 35 Republicans to kill this investigation. A majority of Senators voted FOR this bipartisan investigation. But, we can't have it because the tyranny of the minority.

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by seb146
Sat May 29, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

No, I am still waiting for the gun show loophole question to be answered. The gun show loophole is misnamed. https://www.politifact.com/article/2016/jan/07/politifact-sheet-3-things-know-about-gun-show-loop/ So, let's change that to "private sale loophole" instead. Still, unlicensed deale...

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by seb146
Fri May 28, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 20
Views: 2180

Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

https://apnews.com/article/michael-pence-donald-trump-capitol-siege-government-and-politics-4798a8617bacf27bbb576a4b805b85d9 https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-05-28/gop-poised-to-block-bipartisan-probe-of-jan-6-insurrection https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/27/republicans-to-blo...

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by seb146
Fri May 28, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

A whole lot of nothing, but spin. Not a single fact. So you don't think mental illness has anything at all to do with mass shootings? Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech all can be traced to mental illness. Then, at the same time, we have "I'll teach them a lesson" types like Cha...

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by seb146
Thu May 27, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 1535

Re: Social spending

I am talking about starting. Going to school in the United States cost big bucks. Especially if one wants to be a dentist or doctor or lawyer or engineer. Some people in the United States do not have that kind of money, so they end up in low paying jobs and getting on government assistance programs...

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by seb146
Thu May 27, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 6110

Re: Trouble for Trump

Ok. Let's suppose he gets indicted and goes to trial. How are you ever going to get a jury that would convict? You have 12 people on a jury. All it takes is one Trump supporter on that jury to vote not guilty. No matter what evidence is presented, a Trump supporter would just call it a hoax. I seri...

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by seb146
Thu May 27, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9042

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

A whole lot of nothing, but spin. Not a single fact. So you don't think mental illness has anything at all to do with mass shootings? Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech all can be traced to mental illness. Then, at the same time, we have "I'll teach them a lesson" types like Cha...

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