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by seb146
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 122
Views: 4297

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

No, undocumented children under 26 and adults 55 and older are eligible for full benefits I did not see any qualifiers in the statement I highlighted. Please show me. Go on. Or admit that the United States is not a Christian nation. What does that have to do with it? Oh, I am SO glad you asked! Rep...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 122
Views: 4297

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/cdss-programs/calfresh/eligibility-and-issuance-requirements Non-citizens that are in the U.S. temporarily, such as students or tourists are not eligible just as undocumented individuals are not eligible. No, undocumented children under 26 and adults 55 and old...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Incorrect. There is nothing stopping current laws from being enforced. The problem is that, instead of enforcing current laws, the kneejerk reaction is to try to pass more laws. Once again, I'm getting sick of Trumpers like you and their "alternate facts". What "more laws" are b...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 122
Views: 4297

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

[What benefits do illegals get? Lots of them -- it's shockingly easy to get CalFresh (food stamps, now redeemable at many restaurants) and CalFresh Cash (cash that's intended for household essentials but can be cashed out and spent on anything), no-cost Medi-Cal (now including dental, vision and a ...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Because EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!! this happens, the same tired excuses come out for not enforcing laws already on the books. Mass shootings in the United States happen much too often. We constantly say that current laws need to be enforced. The same reaction from the same "all lives matter" p...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Byzantine Empire (491-1453 AD) and coupons
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: The Byzantine Empire (491-1453 AD) and coupons

...so ultimately after being assessed a $3.61 cent sales tax (gross), I had to pay a laughable $43.61 for $59.99 worth of book. That is an instance of me saving sixteen damn dollars, a feat for which I am to be praised. Which is the exact reason I shop the clearance racks at the mall! No, I don't N...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Why are you so keen on the criminal having (and keeping) the upper hand? Like we have now? We can't enforce laws already on the books because "legal" gun owning Americans scream about "they are taking our guns!" when, in reality, we want to stop these mass shootings. If all live...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 44
Views: 1615

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

It seems you don't understand the details or timelines. CNN did not allow him to have anything to do with his brother's case - he lied and said he wasn't helping him. Then it came out that he had attended a couple meetings with his brother, but he lied to CNN and said it was private and there was n...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

B777LRF--First of all, I find your constant reference to "any civilized society" quite offensive. Second, when someone commits a violent crime against you, the Marquess of Queensberry rules don't apply. Third, look up the concept of "disparity of force". It's a legitimate legal ...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98

We need more Bob Doles in this country's leadership. My aunt worked for Dole when he was governor of Kansas. I never met him but she was proud to have worked for him. What alternate universe do you live in? You're always coming up with these "facts", that aren't. Bob Dole was never govern...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 122
Views: 4297

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

No doubt the small growth in new housing is a contributor to swelling prices, but is it the driving reason? Home prices in working class communities like Buena Park, Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, heck even some parts of Santa Ana, have tripled since the Great Recession and sell for $1M. The pay...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run

I'm also not sure what are his covid positions, and if he will be consistent with Rand Paul. Dr. Oz appears to be pro vaccine but maybe not vaccine mandate but it's unclear. Does his show require the audience to be vaccinated or masked? Rand Paul is full on anti-mask but takes a nuanced position to...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98

We need more Bob Doles in this country's leadership.

My aunt worked for Dole when he was governor of Kansas. I never met him but she was proud to have worked for him.

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by seb146
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 122
Views: 4297

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Illegal immigration is arguably the biggest contributor toward swelling rents and housing prices. Net change in housing supply is the definitely the biggest contributor. Next is proximity to marquee employers and transportation. After that, one can get into the weeds on all manner of drivers at the...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

If If a gun is in a locked house, it is secured. If someone breaks into the house, they're committing a crime. Ya think? If the criminal is able to A) break into your home B) locate the safe with gun(s) and C) make off with said safe or it's contents than the homeowner should face any penalty that ...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Sure, some guns are stolen, but a lot are purchased by straw buyers. I.e., John Q can't buy a gun but Jane is in the same gang as John Q and buys one for him. Also, I don't think blaming the victim of home invasions is really the right way to go here. So what you’re saying is that there needs to be...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I realize this thread has become nothing but guns and now militia's and, of all things, Afghanistan... Wanted to bring this to the top seeing that it s readily apparent the victims mean nothing here. This article is about Justin Shilling, he was 17 years old and was killed by the shooter. His famil...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas carols, grammatically explored
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Christmas carols, grammatically explored

Mary, having just given birth and the baby finally asleep, has a boy just drop by and think "you know what this quaint, peaceful scene needs? A drum solo!"

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by seb146
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 44
Views: 1615

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

I think this speaks volumes about the character of "left leaning" media outlets vs. "right leaning" media outlets. Look at the reaction of the base of both, also. No one is really upset and making demands that he be reinstated. No cries of "cancel culture" from the base...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 122
Views: 4297

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Sequim has become a haven for retirees in Western Washington. Personally that sounds terrifying to me because there isn't a decent healthcare system that doesn't require a ferry or helicopter ride. Pt. Angeles is a good size and does not require any of that. Besides, with all the military on that s...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 122
Views: 4297

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

If you separate retirees, that percentage is right around 100. Cheap states are cheap states for a reason. Retirees still have to pay living expenses like heat, air, gas, electric as well as health care and transportation. There is a trade off. If someone gets, say, $1000 a month in Alabama vs. $10...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 122
Views: 4297

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I wonder how many of those people regret their decision to move to TX or AZ? We have thought about moving to Nevada but, one decision not to, was publicly funded departments like transit and health care. If you separate retirees, that percentage is right around 100. Cheap states are cheap states fo...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

"A well regulated militia" is what the Founding Fathers decided to start that with. 2A fans always always always ignore that. No matter how many children are gunned down. No one forgets that, the SCOTUS has ruled on that. They ruled on Roe v Wade too but SCOTUS looks like it’s about to ch...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

We can not restrict gun ownership in the United States. "Shall not be infringed" means just that, shall not be infringed. I fail to see why some people can't comprehend this. Most people that don't get that like to use their First Amendment to tell others about it. "A well regulated ...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 122
Views: 4297

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I wonder how many of those people regret their decision to move to TX or AZ? We have thought about moving to Nevada but, one decision not to, was publicly funded departments like transit and health care. Huh? Nevada has great public trans everywhere. Health care can be a challenge in the rural area...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House creak
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: House creak

Is it with all flights or just some? When I used to sit on Marine Drive in Portland and watch everything coming in, I could hear the wake turbulence from 757s but not from Dash-8s or CRJs. It sounded like aluminum twisting in the wind. Could that be it?

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 122
Views: 4297

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I wonder how many of those people regret their decision to move to TX or AZ? We have thought about moving to Nevada but, one decision not to, was publicly funded departments like transit and health care.

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Shooting for the thigh is dangerous for anyone around the suspect, as the leg is a much harder target to hit and you risk hitting a bystander or innocent victim instead. Also, the femoral artery runs through the thigh and a shot there can be lethal very quickly. Finally, police in the United States...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

So what is the purpose of an AK-47? It’s not for hunting nor is it for target practice. I’ve shot one many times, their accuracy is nonexistent. And while we’re at it, the same for the AR-15, what are their purpose? I can tell that you've never shot competitively. Go to the National Matches. The wh...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1780

Re: Washington State Ferry System

Which is why the US shipbuilding industry is so competitive, the Jones Act should be dumped, all it does is inflate prices and leads to an old fleet of clapped out vessels like you see today. So you don't want American built and you want to put Americans out of work? Maybe if we made trade schools ...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Why do you need to own so many of them? One well placed shot and you are safe. Twenty different firearms are not needed. Guns are like golf clubs, different ones for different purposes. So what is the purpose of an AK-47? It’s not for hunting nor is it for target practice. I’ve shot one many times,...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1780

Re: Washington State Ferry System

From the article : Surely there is a typo somewhere ? A company I'm familiar with, Brittany Ferries, is buying 200m long, sea going, hybrid battery electric + LNG ferries, with cabins, restaurants, etc., we're talking 40 000 GT ships, for 200 million euros each. I'm not sure if there is a typo, but...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 284
Views: 8999

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I know she would have shot him because she's a good shot and she told me she would have shot him afterwards. This was very early in the morning (0400) so no kids riding bikes. If the intruders are armed then the second one through the door has a decision to make after he sees the first one go down....

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by seb146
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1780

Re: Washington State Ferry System

Has anyone ridden the Seattle - Bremerton ferry recently? Fond memories of those ship trips with my grandparents as a kid. I'd like to make it back up to SEA some time next year and get them to make a trip with me over there again while they still can. We sailed that route before covid. The new ter...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1780

Re: Washington State Ferry System

The following is from memory. The Olympic class ferries, about 1500 passenger and 144 vehicles are the favored size. They can fill in about anywhere. The first one cost about $150 million several years ago, and now are about $120m. I am not quite sure what that $4 billon plus figure represents, and...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 247
Views: 9373

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

What is the return on investment for us consumers burning fossil fuel? A warm house, personal and public transport, plastics, pharmaceuticals, roads.............. I and many people here have electric heat. Our electric company gets power from renewable sources like wind and hydro. Some people do us...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1780

Re: Washington State Ferry System

I have not been on BC Ferries in a very long time. I would love to sail on the Coastal and Spirit ships. According to the WSDOT site, sailings to Sidney will resume in 2022. They are usually suspended for winter, anyway. The Coastal and Spirit Classes are nice, personally, I'm a big fan of the Spir...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 247
Views: 9373

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

What is the return on investment for us consumers burning fossil fuel?

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by seb146
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14581

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Self-defense doesn't only apply to people at their home. What did he need to defend from 20 miles away? What was his goal leaving his house that he was threatened from 20 miles away? There is a convenience store about 3 miles from my house. They are right wing extremists. They boarded up their shop...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14581

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Self-defense doesn't only apply to people at their home. What did he need to defend from 20 miles away? What was his goal leaving his house that he was threatened from 20 miles away? There is a convenience store about 3 miles from my house. They are right wing extremists. They boarded up their shop...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1780

Re: Washington State Ferry System

I was always under the impression that WSF was a very good system, at least compared to BC Ferries. There is the one ferry per day to Sidney, BC. But that was pre-covid. At least the Coho from Port Angeles to Victoria is back in operation. First sailing was the day the US reopened the border. Not s...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14581

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

His mother didn't drive him. You're right about the authorities. They shouldn't have pulled the police back. So, in the hours before he loaded his AR-15 and drove 20 miles to a protest, how many of those protesters attacked his house? How many of those protesters physically went to his house and to...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1780

Re: Washington State Ferry System

For some reason, the Federal Government doesn't subsidize local ferry services as much as they do light rail, subway and bus transit systems. Seems they'd rather dig a tunnel for a couple of billion vs far less $ for construction subsidies for a boat. I wonder if that has to do with long term cost?...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14581

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

So, Rittenhouse got off. Given the circumstances and the laws in this country, this was bound to be the result. If I were on the jury, I would have reluctantly voted to acquit. However, I think there is something very wrong where mommy lets an underage punk kid have an AR-15 and drives him to a rio...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4743

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

So why didn't the media find a picture of him in a suit? Why is the first picture of him making him look like a monster. It's not like he marched toward a crowd with a loaded gun and opened fire because he felt some kind of way from his house 20 miles away.... In my book anyone who drives through a...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14581

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Compared to MSNBC or CBS? Unquestionably so. There are many progressives who call for deplatforming CNN’s ‘corporate agenda’. According to this website below, they are a tad to the left , but quite a bit more centrist than Fox news, https://adfontesmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Media-Bias-Ch...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 311
Views: 14581

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The defense did not need to prove self defense. Instead, the prosecution had to prove it was murder. This was an impossible task, because the self defense claim was not only viable, it was also documented on film, and agreed by witnesses. A lot of people find the law confusing, likely including the...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It
Replies: 66
Views: 4128

Re: New Fox Tucker Carlson Promo Alleges 1/6 'False Flag' - Conservatives Criticize It

Two CONSERVATIVE contributors to Fox have resigned over Carlson's piece https://thehill.com/homenews/media/582573-two-fox-news-contributors-quit-over-tucker-carlsons-jan-6-documentary Why stress "conservative"? All contributors to FOX are conservatives, even if not all of them are batshit...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3707

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

I lived in California while she was AG and felt she was too conservative, politically. But, because she had a (D) behind her name, she is an unhinged lunatic liberal. She actually does reach across the aisle and does have support of moderates. But, right wing media keeps this narrative of how insan...

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by seb146
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4743

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

I'm just going to highlight this and leave it here for people to see what is your stance and view of people driving their cars through crowds of kids and their parents. Actually, I was pointing out that when it is a minority accused of committing a crime, the media finds the worst possible picture ...

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