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by seb146
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1374

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Mass shootings in the US, that are not islamist inspired (i.e. the majority), seem to be socially acceptable. If the attack is somehow connected to islamists, the whole nation goes crazy, every agency sends its incompetent bureaucrats (or special agents, because that sounds better) to the scene, an...

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by seb146
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1374

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Zero people were killed casting ballots yet Republicans decide voting is the enemy and must be taken away. We have had something like 145 mass shootings this year so far and Republicans want to make gun access easier. Anyone else see a problem with this?

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by seb146
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1564

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

They don’t even share a border with India. When was the last time Afghan extremists attacked India? They don't share a border with the United States, either... When did Afghans attack the United States? Osama bin Laden was hiding in Tora Bora in AFGHANISTAN when GWB decided it just wasn't a big dea...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 112
Views: 4287

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

I believe in respecting police. You also believe in never having been part of a demographic the police have shown little, if any, professionalism toward. Perhaps when you have a valid reason to suspect law enforcement is being as careless with your demographic as it very obviously is with his you w...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1564

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Mortyman wrote:
Don't worry, I'm sure Washington will find a new play ground to start a new war .. The US has been hellbent on a war with Iran for decades now and who knows, maybe China ...


REPUBLICANS have been wanting war with Iran.

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by seb146
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1564

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Kiwirob wrote:
seb146 wrote:
Extremists will probably attack India. Something will happen based in Afghanistan. Just like always.


They don’t even share a border with India. When was the last time Afghan extremists attacked India?


They don't share a border with the United States, either...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1564

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Extremists will probably attack India. Something will happen based in Afghanistan. Just like always.

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by seb146
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 61
Views: 2647

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

To use that analogy, it would be similar to someone claiming that no one should ever fly because a plane crashed last year. When a plane crashes, a special team is called in to find out what happened and steps are taken to correct those mistakes and make flying safer. With cops, all they do is get ...

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by seb146
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7827

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

If Gaetz had morals he would have resigned already. He is just pushing as far as he can, outside the law. He probably watched how King Cuomo is handling things. This must be brought up again: Recall the cries and demands that Cuomo resign after those allegations came out? The same Republicans who d...

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by seb146
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 61
Views: 2647

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

So you are arguing that the police kill tens of millions of people each year? Why isn't the news covering this? No, but since this is an aviation forum, the correct example would be that there are millions of people who fly every year but the few that crash make the news. The difference is the pilo...

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by seb146
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Philando Castille is the most visible. Then, there are Brionna Taylor and Atatiana Jefferson. We all know about Brionna Taylor but Atatiana Jefferson was playing video games in her own apartment when cops opened fire. We must hold cops accountable. Who is we? Police are held accountable both by the...

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by seb146
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7827

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Gaetz's buddy is making a plea deal for some of his crimes https://www.businessinsider.com/joel-greenberg-accused-of-wide-ranging-misconduct-in-office-nyt-2021-4 Greenberg is the one who allegedly took the Venmo payment to the women. Making a plea deal *COULD* mean he is willing to testify against G...

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by seb146
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Afro-Americans are 'Feeling The Helplessness'. Even if they co-operate with the law-enforcers, they know for sure that 'Death Is Coming At The Hands Of The Police Officers' on duty that given day. That's completely false and not supported by any semblance of fact. Philando Castille is the most visi...

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by seb146
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 61
Views: 2647

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

"If he had just" is BS. Even the ones who do follow those suggestions end up either dead or behind bars. Maybe we should hold cops accountable for a change? My worst experience was in eastern Idaho. I was driving with the brosband, we had just gotten on the freeway in a construction zone s...

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by seb146
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

What’s odd is that Floyd could have left before the police even arrived. He was already in his car when the store employees came out and accused him of using a fake $20. Not that you can blame him for staying, but if some shopkeeper is calling the police on me because he thinks I gave him a fake bi...

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by seb146
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 1625

Re: Strange business names

afcjets wrote:
stlgph wrote:
Kum & Go


Was it an adult bookstore? I certainly hope so.


It is a very popular chain of gas stations across the upper Midwest and parts of the Rockies. I saw my first one in Plentywood, Montana. Hand to God.

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by seb146
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 1625

Re: Strange business names

During training, we had to sit through this cringy training video complete with a feel-good power ballad and "inspirational" pictures. It was magical for all the wrong reasons. Did you do the cringeworthy team-building exercise that was chosen because it was the favourite activity of the ...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 1625

Re: Strange business names

I was hired at a call center for Verizon just after their merger with GTE and some other companies. They chose "verizon" as their name by blending the Latin "veritas" (truth) with "horizon". During training, we had to sit through this cringy training video complete with...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7827

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

And now this is going to drag on since Gaetz hired MAGA attornies https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/09/matt-gaetz-hires-marc-mukasey-lawyer-for-trump-organization.html So, he asked for a blanket pardon in the early days of the investigation, showed nudes to others on the floor of the House, sent money v...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Not sure that you can hold them to the same standards. They do no have the same role as Joe Public. If a crime is being committed, Joe Public can walk away. Kneeling on the back of an unarmed person until they die can not be the same across the board? Really?? They DO have the same role as Joe Publ...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7827

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

And now this is going to drag on since Gaetz hired MAGA attornies https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/09/matt-gaetz-hires-marc-mukasey-lawyer-for-trump-organization.html So, he asked for a blanket pardon in the early days of the investigation, showed nudes to others on the floor of the House, sent money vi...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 4164

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

People. Please stop debating affermative action.! That’s NOT what was asked! In the United States it is almost impossible to discuss Affirmative Action without being political. That's false. "What programs exist" is not political. (I'm so exasperated!) It is an exhausting topic. Affirmati...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 3920

Re: That Didn't Take Long

Here's two... https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/man-who-took-out-church-gunman-to-receive-states-highest-civilian-honor/2290236/ https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-church-shooting-not-the-first-time-a-good-guy-with-gun-takes-down-mass-shooter The problem with "stopped mass shootings" is tha...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Cops have different rules because cops have different responsibilities and expectations. You aren't required to apprehend criminals. Police are. Yes, and it's a responsibility of the police to try to protect people, not murder them in cold blood while dozens of people sit back and watch in horror. ...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 3920

Re: That Didn't Take Long

The point is I doubt there is one. Wut. It happens all the time. IE it's incredibly rare that the 'good guy with a gun' nonsense actually works. Mass shootings have gotten deadlier in lock step with more guns, and laxer gun laws. The good guy with a gun has been MIA. https://time.com/5644578/good-g...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Not sure that you can hold them to the same standards. They do no have the same role as Joe Public. If a crime is being committed, Joe Public can walk away. Kneeling on the back of an unarmed person until they die can not be the same across the board? Really?? They DO have the same role as Joe Publ...

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by seb146
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 3920

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

R.I.P all souls. Until the gun culture changes we will be here again and again. It's not a "gun culture" issue. It's a mental health issue and it wasn't random. The doctor had stopped providing medication to the shooter and he snapped. The kids and the HVAC crew were quite unfortunately i...

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by seb146
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

So far, from what I have seen in the ongoing trial of 'Derek Chauvin', it seems 'All Promising ' that the prosecutors have done a great job in proving that Floyd's death was a cause of 'Police Officer's Excessive Force'. But I'm concerned that the verdict is going to end up in favour 'Derek Chauvin...

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by seb146
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7827

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Has any victim come forward accusing Gaetz of anything? He brought up the Barr investigation on Tucker Carlson's show. There are also those around him who can corroborate his stories. Minors have special protections, so not even close to the same thing. Republicans keep saying how "woke" ...

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by seb146
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7827

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

How would I know, it's too early in the investigation to tell. Which is completely different from the reaction by Republicans over Cuomo and Franken and Clinton..... Has any victim come forward accusing Gaetz of anything? He brought up the Barr investigation on Tucker Carlson's show. There are also...

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by seb146
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7827

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Who exactly is projecting? AFAIK Marjorie hasn't been accused of any of that. News flash, no it's not. Did you learn that from the #metoo movement? (which btw ended the moment Joe was accused) The law in every state fortunately disagrees with you. Yes, we all know minors cannot consent. Exactly wha...

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by seb146
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 4164

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

kitplane01 wrote:
People. Please stop debating affermative action.! That’s NOT what was asked!


In the United States it is almost impossible to discuss Affirmative Action without being political.

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by seb146
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant
Replies: 20
Views: 1243

Re: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant

It's being over simplified, the Dem party is letting all these people in to try to get them to vote democratic in state and federal elections IMO. Show us how many of "those people" (a casual racist term) voted in recent elections. I know it is your opinion that "those people" a...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant
Replies: 20
Views: 1243

Re: ADL Calls for Firing of Tucker Carlson Over Replacement Theory Rant

It's being over simplified, the Dem party is letting all these people in to try to get them to vote democratic in state and federal elections IMO. Show us how many of "those people" (a casual racist term) voted in recent elections. I know it is your opinion that "those people" a...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7827

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

In any workplace, Congress or wherever else, showing around nudes and spending work time trolling online or via text w/friends (unless his attorney can show this was only on weekends) to secure the next lay is grounds for being shown the door. Oh well. Then the people can show him the door, like th...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 114
Views: 7827

Re: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety

Q: "Save our children from pedophiles!" Also Q: "Wait not him he's MAGA. Save our children from liberal pedophiles only!" It's the same playbook as ever from the far right: Gaslight, Obstruct, Project. The latest article only ties Gaetz to 18 years old and only Greenberg to a 17...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 295
Views: 14086

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

In regards to earlier comments about the GOP "punishing" woke companies, here's how to do it: The next time Bernie, the Squad, Warren or the likes want to go after these big companies, the GOP simply fight back. It's idiotic that these corporations think pandering to leftist causes will m...

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by seb146
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power
Replies: 33
Views: 1637

Re: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power

Wasn't he at one point a Republican? I thought I remember he had been donating to the RNC and possibly campaigning for Republican candidates?

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by seb146
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest Biden Administration "Scandal"
Replies: 35
Views: 2908

Re: Latest Biden Administration "Scandal"

EstherLouise wrote:
Fox News sure likes to throw the "scandal" word around liberally.


Like the "scandalous" outfit Dr. Jill wore? I thought she looked pretty good.

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by seb146
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 295
Views: 14086

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Many liberal countries in Europe have a considerably higher voters turnout and much stricter voter ID requirement. The issue isn't how easy it is for people to vote, it's that people are just too lazy to put in the minimal effort required to vote. As previously stated, it is easier to vote because ...

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by seb146
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

I saw someone point out that Rush Limbaugh was an opioid addict and he got some medal. George Floyd allegedly had opioids in his system and tried to buy something at a corner market. Of course the cop is going to get off. Even with the jury being told of only two of his reports of anger issues on th...

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by seb146
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

bennett123 wrote:
I was referring to George Floyd's behavior.

He was clearly non co operative, and at the same time seemed, as I said borderline hysterical.


If someone were standing on your neck for nine minutes and didn't know why, wouldn't you be, too?

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by seb146
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 295
Views: 14086

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

In regards to earlier comments about the GOP "punishing" woke companies, here's how to do it: The next time Bernie, the Squad, Warren or the likes want to go after these big companies, the GOP simply fight back. It's idiotic that these corporations think pandering to leftist causes will m...

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by seb146
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2725

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

This! As a home buyer it is incumbent upon you to do research about the area where you plan to move We spent an entire day driving around Bakersfield and another entire day driving around Lancaster looking at the neighborhoods and the towns in general. Those two towns seemed to have homes we can af...

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by seb146
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Campaign Reportedly Forced To Refund More Than $122 Million To Donors
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: Trump Campaign Reportedly Forced To Refund More Than $122 Million To Donors

Yes, read about this in the news. Quite astonishing, you ask your supporters to donate money and deceit the very same people to have a "consent" checkmark on to donate the same amount every month or donate twice as much. Read about someone who wanted to donate 500USD and ended up "do...

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by seb146
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 295
Views: 14086

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Limiting access to voting, It is what the Bill is designed for . You just choose to believe it makes an highly secure election more secure. It has been highlighted in numerous portions of this thread,. but if you want a recap. This is your unsubstantiated opinion. You still have yet to provide me H...

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by seb146
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 295
Views: 14086

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

What freedom or liberty does the GA voter law take away? Voting. How so? Be specific. Taking away ballot drop sites, making vote by mail and absentee voting harder, taking away early voting. EDIT: You ask for examples from the bill and you have been given those examples over and over again. Still, ...

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by seb146
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 295
Views: 14086

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Republicans keep saying they are patriotic and how they defend freedom and liberty but then they take away freedom and liberty from other Americans. Republicans whine about "cancel culture" while trying to cancel voting then complain they are the victims when people resist and try to vote...

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by seb146
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 2725

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

I don't understand people who buy a house on a flight path then say "but I didn't know there was an airport here!" How do you not know? When we bought this house, we came and toured each property we were interested in. How does someone buy a house sight unseen? Better question: why? This!...

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by seb146
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest Biden Administration "Scandal"
Replies: 35
Views: 2908

Re: Latest Biden Administration "Scandal"

Bret Baier did, only to be contradicted by the opinion host televangelists that follow him, like Hannity and Ingraham. More evidence Fox didn't ignore the story. What Trump said about brain injuries was one of the top stories reported every hour, and the opinion hosts covered it too and gave their ...

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