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by seb146
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 84
Views: 2794

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

If an asylum seeker reports to a Port of Entry, they are simply an asylum seeker. If a person enters the US illegally, is apprehended, and then asks for asylum, they are counted as an illegal alien and asylum seekers They are charged with 8 USC 1182, 1325, or 1326 as appropriate, then referred for ...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 84
Views: 2794

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Part of the problem with trying to discuss immigration in the US is the difficulty of obtaining official statistics. The 15% was a general number and I erred on the high side. Asylum can be "approved" by different agencies at different levels. United States Citizenship and Immigration Ser...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4113

Re: What happened to Denver?

Every time this issue comes up, the right throws out red meat for it's base. Republican cities and states cut funding for things like affordable housing and affordable health care then turn around and blame "liberals" for problems. Remember all the cuts and failures by GWB at the VA which...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1706

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

I'm surprized the truth even made it into mainstream news. Usually if no one wants to know, stay quiet. These mistakes have been consistently reported for years. The armed drone program as we know it, was always coming, it was however speeded up when in the 1999/2000 period, when Bin Laden was alre...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

He will simply keep changing the rules so he can stay in power. He has been doing this for years so this should be no surprise.

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by seb146
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 23
Views: 1040

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

It really should be oh so simple; any eligible person who's old enough to vote That is the simple part????? when you have a nation built on immigrants who now want to protect their borders, exactly how or what is the definition of eligible? Perhaps that is where the problem lies and everyone is jus...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4936

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
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4936

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I think that the idea of the president being mentally so unstable that the military fears he could start an unprovoked nuclear war, should be something that needs to be dealt with within the US government and not by the Chinese. So are you for or against Milley talking to Chinese military leaders t...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4936

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Should they not contact the vice president and other elected officials to get an impeachment in such cases? Impeachment, as we saw twice with the former occupant, starts with investigations in the House. If they believe what happened rises to the level of charges being brought, that is where the ca...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4936

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The idea was to get out of both places without informing anybody, including their allies, when they pulled out. Biden did the same thing, only instead of January, he did in August. But our allies WERE informed we were withdrawing from Afghanistan https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nato-forc...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14961

Re: Texas abortion law

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/17/texas-abortion-ban-jonathan-mitchell-supreme-court-brief This is a pretty naked statement that the Texas abortion law is really about (angry old white) men controlling the sexuality of women. A neutral Supreme Court would quickly overturn this law. Ou...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 4965

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I feel terrible for both families. I don't know the back story but it shows how we need to ask what can be done to find other missing persons. I have been following Kyron Horman in Portland since day one. I don't know these people either. I know not every family will get closure. That sucks. If one ...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18

Well maybe Trump will stand by them all as he is currently calling Biden the Illegitimate president. Trump left the White House. He accepted the loss. End of Story. He needs to stop lying . https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-georgia-raffensperger-2020-election_n_6144c939e4b0d808bf28d8eb Trump was...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18

And when so few people show up, right wing media will spin, spin, spin. I can't wait to see the excuses why "no one" attended. It is just too bad so many people still side with these extremists and give them coverage. But, ratings. Well we know that they are now labeling it all as a false...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4936

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

In America, the States have most of the power. The feds are supposed to be limited in what they have jurisdiction over. Of course the feds have slowly chipped away at what power States have left, but that what is supposed to be. You can't wage a major war if you need to ask permission for every mov...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4936

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Absolutely shocking. This is close to a coup by the military and should be considered treason at least, as he was leaking information to the Chinese. Joint Chiefs decided the former occupant would go rogue and do whatever he wanted. Military leaders saw dear leader as a threat to national security....

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by seb146
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18

And when so few people show up, right wing media will spin, spin, spin. I can't wait to see the excuses why "no one" attended. It is just too bad so many people still side with these extremists and give them coverage. But, ratings.

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by seb146
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 14038

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

This is the first large scale use of mRNA vaccine technology on humans, show me a few years worth of data, and I'll reconsider. This is a common misconception. By no means is this the first large-scale use of mRNA vaccines on humans. In fact, the first mRNA vaccine was introduced by Edward Jenner i...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4936

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has certainly created a stir over the last two months. But this weeks bombshell is the icing on the cake for which he should face disciplinary action. He also shares responsibility for the botched exit from Afghanistan whereby the Taliban was left with lots...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 149
Views: 4936

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has certainly created a stir over the last two months. But this weeks bombshell is the icing on the cake for which he should face disciplinary action. He also shares responsibility for the botched exit from Afghanistan whereby the Taliban was left with lots...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6854

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

As another poster suggested, Newsom should be humbled by this recall election despite his margin of victory. He needs to find a balance as to many polices, and be very careful not to give political ammo to Republicans in his behaviors. Over 1/3 of voters wanted to fire him for issues from taxation ...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6854

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

You're fortunate many in the GOP (and not just the voters) aren't that smart or they would control all branches of government and most states indefinitely. Like they will in Georgia? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/04/10/georgia-new-voting-law-explained/7133587002/ The REPUBLICAN ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6854

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Good job leading (in many cases) the nation I guess. And you lack water. I wonder what it will take for people to wake up over there. Water issues in California are not new and they are not a "liberal" thing, either. This has been going on for years and years and years. California voters ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14961

Re: Texas abortion law

You simply don't want to hear the other side of this argument. You are being sanctimonious and want to push your view on everyone else plain and simple. Please spare me that the pro-lifers (using anti-choice clearly shows your position) are trying to push their views on women. I have said over and ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6854

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Good job leading (in many cases) the nation I guess. And you lack water. I wonder what it will take for people to wake up over there. Water issues in California are not new and they are not a "liberal" thing, either. This has been going on for years and years and years. California voters ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6854

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I was making a general observation.. Yes I know but it doesn't help the discussion. Either way a big day for CA tomorrow but I fear they will keep Newsom and further doom their fate. Trust me, none of us want Newsom. We just don't want Elder. And if Newsom is what we have to endure, then it is unfo...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14961

Re: Texas abortion law

There is no reason to continue any conversation with you, as it will never be constructive. You think you know all of the answers, including what is the hears of other people. You refusal to even consider other opinions or idea of other people. Hell, apparently you want to tell me what I am thinkin...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6854

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I was making a general observation.. Yes I know but it doesn't help the discussion. Either way a big day for CA tomorrow but I fear they will keep Newsom and further doom their fate. California has been one of the largest economies in the world for how long, even under The Governator, but they are ...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14961

Re: Texas abortion law

There is no reason to continue any conversation with you, as it will never be constructive. You think you know all of the answers, including what is the hears of other people. You refusal to even consider other opinions or idea of other people. Hell, apparently you want to tell me what I am thinkin...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

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

Lately, the ones taking potshots at minorities are liberals. Look at the lady throwing an egg at Larry Elder in LA. Where is the outrage? Crickets. Only because Elder is a conservative. Elections have consequences, and I am glad Biden is in the driver's seat, so everyone that voted for him gets to ...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6854

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Interesting how righties shift from "LIBERAL HOLYWOOD ELITE MEDIA TELLING US WHAT TO DO!!!!" to "oh, look at this well thought out and reasoned person expressing a rational opinion". When did it become offensive for Americans to have an opinion that goes against your own? My gue...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4113

Re: What happened to Denver?

Would you support adoption of the Singapore model to deal with drug addiction and it's by product homelessness? A quote from the story - "We invest significant efforts to prevent drug abuse. The government works closely with community groups, parents and teachers to educate youths and the gene...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Blues Clues Steve Video
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: The Blues Clues Steve Video

Not growing up with Blues Clues, can anyone explain to me why this Steve video was so impactful that people are talking about it? Instead of cutsie animated things telling us stuff, there was an actual human looking at us and helping us. His puppy, Blue, had issues and we all understood because Ste...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6854

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Wow Rose McGowan voting Yes to recall Newsom and for Elder. https://twitter.com/goodblackdude/status/1437155114557399041?s=20 Possibly one of the most irrelevant celebs to quote. And little credibility on anything as a child molester apologist: https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/features/2...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4113

Re: What happened to Denver?

How many times are drug addicts given resources to break their cycle of addiction? You can't give people will to quit. Resources spent on, say, cancer screening saves many more, more valuable lives than wasting them on addiction treatments. Actually, the first step is there. At least in the medical...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4113

Re: What happened to Denver?

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging." ~ Will Rodgers So we have a 200,000 more poor people each month at the border.https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/08/13/migrant-encounters-at-u-s-mexico-border-are-at-a-21-year-high/ We have no penalties for having children you can't suppor...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14961

Re: Texas abortion law

A small vocal fringe in control of media and governance. Yuge difference. And you can appreciate the fear in the minds of many LGBT people. Abortion has been legal since 1974 but that hasn’t stopped the religious right trying to abolish it, and now after 50 years they’re almost about to succeed in ...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Blues Clues Steve Video
Replies: 4
Views: 584

The Blues Clues Steve Video

Can we discuss this? Everyone else is. Stephen Colbert's response is the adults in the room. And Steve's hat is so great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zotoTKJ3ivE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkQcFe9H5-I I am glad Steve Burns found other gigs and has found his calling and speaks to us in that ...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14961

Re: Texas abortion law

That's because nobody cares about the child once he/she is born. If it goes into the system somebody makes money so it becomes a product. A lot of product = a lot of money. Interestingly enough the burden is on taxpayers but the profits fall into private hands.. https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/04/polit...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14961

Re: Texas abortion law

So we have shifted into "we must have this law because morality" but not everyone lives by the same moral code. This is forcing everyone to live by one small group's moral code. It seems to me that code is: love and protect the fetus, hate and throw away the child. People are willing to f...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6854

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Not anywhere I am gaslighting you. I'm simply reading what you write from a perspective of a person that doesn't belive in absolutes. And what other response do you want? You are showing authoritarian behavior with zero remorse nor compassion for people that think differently than you. There's noth...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14961

Re: Texas abortion law

So we have shifted into "we must have this law because morality" but not everyone lives by the same moral code. This is forcing everyone to live by one small group's moral code. It seems to me that code is: love and protect the fetus, hate and throw away the child. People are willing to fo...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14961

Re: Texas abortion law

There's crime considerations - potentially being in an area of poverty/high crime that can discourage someone from wanting to bring a human into that environment. There are also sociological factors (strength of family/friend support, mental health of the mother) that are relevant but hard to quant...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3218

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Or how about we don’t populate with tens of millions of people and/or launch large scale agriculture in areas that require transporting water long distances from elsewhere…just a thought that served our ancestors well. This. If your farm depended on vast quantities of water being drawn from Acquife...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

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

That being said, as a Texas resident I fail to see why this law is needed. You already need a voter ID to vote here, and the way my elections have been done is I am not stuck to one polling place as I can go to any polling location in my county to vote, and our voting machines here do leave a paper...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3218

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

I wonder...

There is a lot of useable land no one wants in much of Southern California. Would it be cost effective to run pipes from the ocean to a desalinization plant (powered by solar) in, say, Lancaster, then draining that water into the California Aqueduct?

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by seb146
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4113

Re: What happened to Denver?

Every time this issue comes up, the right throws out red meat for it's base. Republican cities and states cut funding for things like affordable housing and affordable health care then turn around and blame "liberals" for problems. Remember all the cuts and failures by GWB at the VA which ...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6854

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I would have supported recall if the frontrunner wasn't Elder. Newsom is a screw-up, heck my local park is now a tent city and the schools and colleges just reopened this week after over a year (meaning students in other states, R and D, are a year smarter than here in CA) but Elder is on a psyched...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3218

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

IIRC, John Day Dam and The Dalles Dam provide electricity as needed to Southern California. What Columbia River floods? The WIllamette floods sometimes, but I don't remember the Columbia flooding.

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by seb146
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14961

Re: Texas abortion law

To add to my last post, is it any coincidence that violence against clinics has gone down as more states go GOP? Because clinics are forced to close. Republicans are fed the tired lie that Planned Parenthood only performs abortions and performs them on-demand. None of that is true. PP helps with re...

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