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by seb146
Tue Oct 04, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?
Replies: 67
Views: 2500

Re: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?

With the first of 4 games being played in Europe this season is the NFL getting more popular in Europe? Does the NFL hope to open expansion teams there eventually? I thought that next year (2023-2024) even more games will be played. Those who live in Europe is this a trend of upward popularity or j...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/03/marthas-vineyard-migrant-flight-perla-huerta https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/02/us/marthas-vineyard-migrants-perla-huerta Former Army counterintelligence agent Perla Huerta went from Tampa Florida to San Antonio to recruit Venezuelan asylum seekers with pr...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 03, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?
Replies: 67
Views: 2500

Re: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?

Man, there are a lot of triggered Europeans here lol Who knew a sport they don't watch makes them feel so passionate. Give them a break, it's been an emotional and humbling year. As an American, I find American football boring. I understand it because I grew up having the sport drilled into my soul...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 03, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?
Replies: 67
Views: 2500

Re: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?

It may be a marketing thing from the NFL. The NFL markets games in Europe to Americans to say "look how popular we are in Europe!!" and Americans agree, for some reason? Canadian Football tried expanding outside Canada and failed. USFL is on it's third incarnation and has failed twice. So ...

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by seb146
Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Round opening on early DC-9s
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Round opening on early DC-9s

This is the best example I can find with a casual search 4273373 2697468 Directly under the engine right behind the wing is a circle. I found a pic with the circle deployed. Watching classic aviation footage, it appears open only while on the ground. I think there is an APU intake on the tail, so wh...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4669

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

The Federal Government could start moving more jobs out of the DC area to area's like Youngstown, Oh and other parts of the midwest. Sen Byrd did that alot when he was in office. It pissed off a lot of folks but where would WVA be today without those jobs in their state. One major piece of legislat...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolio Dead At 59
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Coolio Dead At 59

cjg225 wrote:
luckyone wrote:
Well, Weird Al just accidentally made a few more bucks.

The very first thing I did was go listen to Amish Paradise.


I saw his tribute. Weird Al is a national treasure.

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by seb146
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

I don't care if you listen to me or not as you most certainly already have your mind made up and are not willing to consider different viewpoints, but as someone in the know of immigration and immigration law, they were not trafficked. Look up the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act ...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Not true at all. Once they have status, its not trafficking. They were told they would get housing, food, jobs, and health care but were, instead, dropped off on an island off Massachusetts. They were trafficked. It was all for show. It gained points for DeSantis by the base. Nothing more. https://...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4669

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

Well considering the fact that Florida and the US East Coast will suck up all the available building materials after Hurricane Ian, things aren't looking to good on the cost of that 2 x 4. Out here in the West, it has more to do with trade wars with Canadian logging than a hurricane. Our prices for...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 653
Views: 46127

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

And I think Krise was paid by cult donations to Trump's PAC. If he's already been marginalized you have to wonder about the cult's understanding of ROI. They paid $3M for what you could almost define as legal bankruptcy. Trump's MO from his real estate days is alive and well. He just substituted cu...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paxton flees process server, then has subpoenas quashed
Replies: 21
Views: 1159

Re: Paxton flees process server, then has subpoenas quashed

No one wants to be served. It is not a legal thing, it is a human nature thing.

What were the papers being served?

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by seb146
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Living near a sanctuary city, we're flooded with an influx of people. The system is overwhelmed. There is no way to keep up with the number of people, in my opinion. Actually, there is: fund the system. Republicans keep slashing funding for things like immigration and health care and schools, then,...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

They have a status, but are not legal per se. They are not LAPRs (Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence). They are paroled in pending the outcome of their case. Right. They can legally be in the United States to await their hearing. Which are in Texas, not Massachusetts. They were trafficked th...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolio Dead At 59
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Coolio Dead At 59

https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/28/coolio-d ... s-angeles/

One of the biggest rappers of the 1990s. Gangster's Paradise, Fantastic Voyage, 1,2,3,4 among other hits
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https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/28/coolio-d ... s-angeles/

One of the biggest rappers of the 1990s. Gangster's Paradise, Fantastic Voyage, 1,2,3,4 among other hits

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by seb146
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Since we are talking about migrants being trafficked https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/15/us/migrants-kamala-harris-house-dc/index.html https://www.fox5dc.com/news/2-buses-of-migrants-arrive-outside-vp-harriss-residence-in-dc-fox-news IIRC, the right were upset over people protesting outside officials hom...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Why is it on the taxpayer to fund people breaking the law? Except those humans trafficked by DeSantis were here legally awaiting hearings on their asylum applications. But the system is so backed up because of Republican budget cuts, they have to wait. And, yes, under American immigration law, it i...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Actually, there is: fund the system. Republicans keep slashing funding for things like immigration and health care and schools, then, when they start to fail, Republicans scream how the system does not work so we need to privatize everything. Privatization does not work. Fund these things and they ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Living near a sanctuary city, we're flooded with an influx of people. The system is overwhelmed. There is no way to keep up with the number of people, in my opinion. Actually, there is: fund the system. Republicans keep slashing funding for things like immigration and health care and schools, then,...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

See above on reason, as it was previously said the US keep attracting people into inside its border, big cities in the US are doing the same to rest of the US. Housing price go up is a product of this, no matter what you think of the population movement trend. "Greed" is in no way a facto...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4167

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

I like the World Series/NBA Finals concept. First to 26/50 states wins. Each person in a state votes and whichever candidate wins the states popular vote, that state is now 1 state vote for the candidate. Ties are broken by the House of Representatives, each rep casting 1 vote to break the tie, up ...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Many 'sanctuary' cities and states,like in my home area of Northern New Jersey, already have already taken in millions of persons and taxpayers have to provide services by Federal Law to them who illegally entered or reside in the USA, not just from Mexico, Central and South America, but many other...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Not to mention US cannot even do anything about domestic immigration into big cities and their impact on housing demand and thus housing price. I am curious: why would the federal government tell us that we can't move to one place or another? Isn't that another example of big government? Housing pr...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Not to mention US cannot even do anything about domestic immigration into big cities and their impact on housing demand and thus housing price. I am curious: why would the federal government tell us that we can't move to one place or another? Isn't that another example of big government? Housing pr...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

People get raped and murdered in rural areas. Nothing but nothing is said about this. No one cares, it seems. I wonder why? A "road rage" shooting" happens and, suddenly, we all must be aghast!! OMG!!! A ROAD RAGE!!! SOMEONE KILLED!!! OH, THE HORROR!!!! Get over it. Murders happen in...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 653
Views: 46127

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I am still not understanding how he is above the law? How can he get away with doing this clearly illegal activity? Why is he above the law? More to the point: if he is above the law, we all are, right? Laws don't matter, they are simply suggestions. He is above the law, so we all are, right? I tho...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 653
Views: 46127

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I am still not understanding how he is above the law? How can he get away with doing this clearly illegal activity? Why is he above the law? More to the point: if he is above the law, we all are, right? Laws don't matter, they are simply suggestions. He is above the law, so we all are, right? I thou...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 653
Views: 46127

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

LOL, so now he's saying that declassifying top secret documents has no process and can be done just by thinking about it and that there is "speculation" that the FBI raid may have been to look for the stolen Hilary emails. Man, this is just straight up comedy gold :rotfl: I wonder if Obam...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

LCDFlight wrote:
Good to realize that in the SF area, the problem is not poverty. It’s ignorance.


The problem is two fold:

no access to healthy outlets for rage and ease of access to firearms. Just like anywhere in the USofA.

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

The US could follow the Canadian example and let each state set its own immigration policy. That would be an absolute disaster. Back to slave patrols? Why would North Dakota or Alaska need to have a voice about Venezuelan immigrants? No, we need a national border patrol, like we have now. And, agai...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Those flow to Martha's Vineyard were trafficked there. De Santis went to Texas, promised these people a big surprise and housing and jobs. He didn't even give Martha's Vineyard a heads up. Also, these people had petitions in immigration court to decide if their petition for asylum would be heard. B...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 107
Views: 4382

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Those flow to Martha's Vineyard were trafficked there. De Santis went to Texas, promised these people a big surprise and housing and jobs. He didn't even give Martha's Vineyard a heads up. Also, these people had petitions in immigration court to decide if their petition for asylum would be heard. Bu...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

People get raped and murdered in rural areas. Nothing but nothing is said about this. No one cares, it seems. I wonder why? A "road rage" shooting" happens and, suddenly, we all must be aghast!! OMG!!! A ROAD RAGE!!! SOMEONE KILLED!!! OH, THE HORROR!!!! Get over it. Murders happen in...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4167

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Agreed that the MAGA's will be with us for a generation at least. Like the Tea Party, they are effectively a separate party acting within the Republican party. The ideal case would be for the Republicans to expel them, as they could not stand on their own. But given that did not happen with the Tea...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 653
Views: 46127

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

but... our side... the election... it was... stolen... we say it was stolen so it was. look at all these people saying it was stolen. all the right wing talking heads saying the election was stolen. the fact checkers are simply liberal snowflakes, so ignore the fact based... er.... fact checkers. th...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

People get raped and murdered in rural areas. Nothing but nothing is said about this. No one cares, it seems. I wonder why? A "road rage" shooting" happens and, suddenly, we all must be aghast!! OMG!!! A ROAD RAGE!!! SOMEONE KILLED!!! OH, THE HORROR!!!! Get over it. Murders happen in ...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title

I follow a couple of content creators, but none in the trip report field. There are a few trip reporters I watch and, yes, their titles have turned to clickbait. I think it is to get clicks. Simply titling a video with the flight number and routing does not seem interesting to some, but putting a t...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4167

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

My biggest fear is that MAGA Republican led states have already stolen power for a generation or more. MAGA Republican led states have passed legislation making it almost impossible for anyone outside the MAGAs to hold office or object to any election. MAGA Republicans wanted a one-party system and ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title

I follow a couple of content creators, but none in the trip report field. There are a few trip reporters I watch and, yes, their titles have turned to clickbait. I think it is to get clicks. Simply titling a video with the flight number and routing does not seem interesting to some, but putting a ti...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU in conflict with Hungary.
Replies: 61
Views: 3046

Re: EU in conflict with Hungary.

Orban also hosted the American CPAC, the right wing political conference last spring https://www.npr.org/2022/05/18/1099680587/a-prominent-conference-of-american-conservatives-is-taking-place-in-hungary https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/viktor-orban-cpac-trump-gop-hungary-leader-rcna40199 He is a w...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A new approach to bush fire hazard reduction in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: A new approach to bush fire hazard reduction in Australia

When I was younger, there were tales from Australia about sheep stations. At the same time, there were wars (figurative) in the Western United States fought between cattle ranchers and sheep ranchers. Sheep and cattle were (still are) big business here. Grazing land for both and all that. Apropos of...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 653
Views: 46127

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Judges he appointed are ruling on him, not the law. In fairness, look at how many Trump-appointed judges ruled against him when Giuliani & Co. challenged the election results 60 some times. I agree it is disturbing when ANY judge’s fealty to the law is questioned but painting them all with such...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 653
Views: 46127

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I thought it interesting that the DoJ finally directly identified the true purpose of the injunction, which is to give Trump counsel the opportunity to remove evidence from the investigation. That would be an unprecedented act, and Trump is defending it by claiming his circumstances are unprecedent...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4669

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

More to the point, compare actual median wages o median rents, not legal minimum wage. We know the Federal minimum wage is well below market wages and state minimum wage laws. Looking to your link rent and wage inflation track pretty closely over the last 20 years. It’s an acute problem in some urb...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4669

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

You do realize the number of people who need housing are Americans born in the United States, right? Go to any homeless camp. You will find American veterans and American families and American women. Of course there are illegals in this country. No one is saying that. But, if you go to any homeless...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4669

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

OK, but why is a more affordable place more affordable? In most cases, it's a lack of employment opportunities. Now, if you can find comparable employment in a city that has a cheaper cost of living, I totally agree, moving should definitely be a serious consideration. Comparable employment being t...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 94
Views: 4669

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

OK, but why is a more affordable place more affordable? In most cases, it's a lack of employment opportunities. Now, if you can find comparable employment in a city that has a cheaper cost of living, I totally agree, moving should definitely be a serious consideration. Comparable employment being t...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2964

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

So just trolling then? Enjoy. Not at all. but you can never anticipate how people react to posts, and I seem to have unintentionally stumbled into a minefield :eek: . If you've ever read my posts on here you'll know that I don't do trolling. I got banned for a week about 16 years ago for some minor...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2964

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

In my experience, the most homophobic/transphobic unkils are the ones who are deeply closeted! Fox News and the Republican Party is full of this hypocritical lot. Go to "G-Parties" in the suburbs, secret trips to Fire Island with their "Business Associates" but take a strident a...

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