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by seb146
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 48
Views: 2460

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

I read it but didn't need to. Tucker explained how CNN was right in reporting this story and how the FBI unfairly targeted this young depressed Muslim American. And yes, precisely how Tucker approached this. He is merely asking questions but the FBI of course never comments on active investigations...

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by seb146
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1744

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

We can't talk about the treatment of minorities by Whites because it hurts feelings of Whites or something.... Maybe you can't, but I grew up in Detroit. Not the suburbs--the city. I can talk to anyone about anything. I grew up in rural right wing evangelical Oregon. I, too, can talk to anyone abou...

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by seb146
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1744

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

I don't get Columbus Day, he never stepped foot in North America let alone discovered it. But for whites, it was a point of honor. Celebrating the founding and conquering of an untamed land or something. Places around the country are changing it to celebrate and remember Natives. But, I suppose MAG...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 48
Views: 2460

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

Some nuance to apply - the ones who fought cops, broke in, and were hunting for members of Congress are insurrectionists. The hundreds cheering them on outside were not. Imagine the backlash if they just started opening fire - Ruby Ridge in DC. No nuance at all. Ashli Babbitt was not killed outside...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1835

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Law abiding gun owners giving up their guns because of shootings by drug dealers/gangs makes as much sense as all of you giving up your cars because of drunk drivers. Go after the criminals all you want, but me getting rid of all my guns isn't going to change anything. QFT. But it will make the ins...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1835

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

I think you have some confusion on what a background check does— it, thru NICS, confirms that the buyer is legally eligible to purchase the firearm in question. It doesn’t run the serial number thru every open case to see if it was involved in a crime. That only occurs when the investigation is ope...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1835

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

To quote the old bumper sticker "Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my guns". I'm sure that if seb146 was being assaulted, he would call the police since they had evil guns. I don't get myself into situations where I would need to call the cops. But who am I to call the cops ta...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1744

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

There you go with your stereotypes and lumping all people you don't agree with together. It's getting really old... How is this a "stereotype?" His first statement - that is was a point of honor in the white community - is correct. His second statement - MAGAs losing their minds - wouldn'...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 48
Views: 2460

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

That's the difference between people with common sense, I can watch both channels and decide for myself, where as certain people posting are insisting one not be watched. Put a cork in the rhetoric. People who say this usually have made up their minds before even tuning into CNN with zero context. ...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1835

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

My collection hasn’t killed anybody and I shot about 1,000 rounds in competition this month To quote the old bumper sticker "Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my guns". I'm sure that if seb146 was being assaulted, he would call the police since they had evil guns. I don't get ...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1835

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Again: there is no reason for a private citizen to stockpile military grade weapons and "well regulated militias" were defined by the Founding Fathers as slave patrols. But, it is good you agree that many guns are for recreation only and serve no useful purpose. You obviously don't know w...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1744

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

And when will we get a Native American federal holiday? There has been pressure for years, with backlash from Conservatives and Italian-Americans, to make Columbus Day 'Indigenous Persons Day'. Sure, its easy to make a holiday to honor certain persons, but until we as a country deal with the seriou...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1744

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

It will be interesting to see which states do not adopt Juneteenth, possibly arguing that date is tied to Texas emancipation. Arizona did not recognize MLK Jr. Day and lost the right to host the 1993 Super Bowl. It was not until 1996 that the Super Bowl came to Phoenix and was a demand to adopt MLK...

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by seb146
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1835

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Privacy has everything to do with what I spend my money on—tennis rackets, golf clubs, cars, houses, and yes, firearms. It’s none of your or the government’s business what I peacefully spend on. I have perhaps 10,000 books, should they be registered in violation of the First Amendment? Are you part...

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by seb146
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer
Replies: 33
Views: 1016

Re: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer

It isn't state sanctioned if it is a moment of silence. It isn't that any particular religion is getting the nod. To do with that moment whatever you want. Whatever, they aren't mentioning God or anything in the time. That the Gov did, so what? Relax. Fine, remind me when a Muslim governor says it....

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by seb146
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 198
Views: 12900

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Quite the grid they’ve got. Shuts down when it gets too cold, shuts down when it gets too hot. ERCOT in Winter: We should down, its too cold, the grid is build to handle out Summer. ERCOT in Summer: Please use less power, our grid can not handle summer. Can´t make it up... best regards Thomas I jus...

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by seb146
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1835

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

I’d rather the police took the guns off everyone. And nobody needs dozens of guns. There should be a limit. But, since the criminals aren't going to give theirs up, I'll keep mine, thank you! Who cares how many guns a person has? It sounds sensationalistic, but you can only shoot one at a time. I l...

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by seb146
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1744

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

How will this play out with Texas forbidding teachers from teaching history from other points of view? How are they going to spin this to glorify white nationalism?

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by seb146
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer
Replies: 33
Views: 1016

Re: Florida Governor -Moment of Silence in School for Prayer

What is so wrong with a moment of silence? Do whatever you want with it. The problem is, when people like DeSanits say things like "religious liberty" they mean their brand of Christianity. I want to see Muslim children taking a moment of silence just to watch DeSantis and people like him...

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by seb146
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 1835

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

There are actual facts in the OP video. Just because it is on Comedy Central does not mean it is a bald faced lie. Oh, and look! He even posted sources and not just out of context sound bytes like right wing infotainment does.

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by seb146
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2123

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Technically, being homeless in Montgomery is *far worse* than in LA. Montgomery has 106 rainy days per year on average, and LA has just 34. The average low in Dec/January in Montgomery is 36-38 degrees, and in LA it's 48-49. If weather were the only factor, yes, it is easier to be homeless in South...

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by seb146
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2123

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Of course there are homeless, but my wife and I wouldn't be about to be homeless for the same amount per month that we're paying in California. There's a huge difference between $2000 per month for a 1 bdr vs $800 a month in the states you listed. And people struggle to afford $800 in the states li...

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by seb146
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2123

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Id say both parties are hypocrites. If California is so great and wealthy then why has the homeless issue only gotten worse? Are there no homeless in Florida or Alabama or Kansas? You need to look outside the metro areas and not just say "all California is bad because one neighborhood in LA&qu...

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by seb146
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2123

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Oh look, the Trump cheerleaders can't stand it when the number 1 economy in the US is in a "liberal state" Guess the fact that California has more conservatives than any other state doesn't matter to them as much as "Owning the libs" . Such fair weather folks those conservatives...

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by seb146
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 796

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: 82
Views: 2868

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: 82
Views: 2868

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: 988

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: 82
Views: 2868

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: 2214

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: 2214

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: 8696

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: 2214

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: 2058

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: 8696

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: 5105

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: 8696

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: 9142

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: 9142

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: 8696

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: 1344

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: 1344

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: 8696

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: 9142

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: 8696

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: 1344

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: 5105

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: 6155

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: 1344

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: 5105

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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