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by seb146
Fri May 07, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 98
Views: 3445

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

T54A wrote:
Was there mass bow and arrow shootings when kids used to play ‘cowboys and Indians’?


Good point but that is only part of the equation. How available were high capacity firearms then?

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by seb146
Fri May 07, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 98
Views: 3445

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

What’s a 20.06? Never heard of it. Now, if you’re thinking .30/06, you need to remember it was a MILITARY designed round for a MILITARY ASSAULT RIFLE—the Springfield 1903. Remington made thousands of semi-auto rifles in .30/06. The round has twice the energy as any AR-15 in 5.56 and quite a bit mor...

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by seb146
Thu May 06, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 35
Views: 1619

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

One of the problems we have here in KY concerning Real ID is that driver's licenses are currently issued by the Circuit Clerk of whatever county you live in. My understanding is that one of the requirements for Real ID is that a single entity issue the driver's license in a given state. KY is trans...

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by seb146
Thu May 06, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 98
Views: 3445

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

So it can be done. Now to just replicate these X 1000 or so. Time to get to work so there is hope for our grandchildren. :checkmark: No. These neighborhoods and communities do something but, at the state level, nothing is being done because NRA and the whole "WE NEEDZ AR GUNZZ!!!" mindset...

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by seb146
Wed May 05, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 167
Views: 6519

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

Then you’re taking all autonomy, decision making, sovereignty away from the individual. We’re a country based, if nothing else, on self-government, that the individual has the ability and agency to decide for him or herself. Totalitarian future is here. Why bother with ATC enforcing airways, you’re...

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by seb146
Wed May 05, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 6587

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

So the SCOTUS is wrong in it's interpretation and you are right? Have you ever read the Federalist papers? Do you know what a militia was in 1776 and 1791? Hint, it was normal citizens not military. You dont have to like it, but it is what it is. Also remember, the Constitution doesn't give America...

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by seb146
Tue May 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 49
Views: 2553

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

And then there are more ways to exploit the poor than just slavery. England prohibited slavery early, at least in Britain itself. Did it stop the industrial revolution? Did the English industry use resources produced in Britain or within the Empire? It could be argued that slave labor was used at e...

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by seb146
Tue May 04, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 6587

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

The "Republican packed courts" have nothing to do with that.... the US Constitution is to blame. If the US really wants to change that, there is a process to amend the Constitution and its not via a majority vote in Congress. The States have to ratify any amendment, Congress can only prop...

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by seb146
Mon May 03, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1145

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Sunday marked the 10 year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by US special forces in a compound in Pakistan and this was a very big moment in history. However, the threat of terror did not stop and has changed significantly since then. I did feel a sense of accomplishment when this event...

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by seb146
Mon May 03, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 98
Views: 3445

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

No. These neighborhoods and communities do something but, at the state level, nothing is being done because NRA and the whole "WE NEEDZ AR GUNZZ!!!" mindset. Look at the Republican talking point of "Chicago has failed". They never ever at all any time explain WHY Chicago has &qu...

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by seb146
Mon May 03, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 34
Views: 1665

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

CarlosSi wrote:
Not sure why this has to be political.

The North indeed, as other have pointed, hasnew shrinking for a while. Just look at old electoral maps. It’s weird to see states like Ohio have more now and states like Texas not having as many.


Elections are political.

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by seb146
Mon May 03, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 6587

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

Others get to decide which police officer dies too. Having got involved in another thread about US police shootings, I did some digging of own. Based on 2020 statistics. I found the following: Based on race, the percentage of the population killed by police: Black: 0.00057 Hispanic: 0.00028 White: ...

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by seb146
Mon May 03, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 98
Views: 3445

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

I ask again, ‘Exactly how is a neighborhood turned around?' Can you provide some examples of how this has been done successfully in the U.S., with or without governmental assistance?’ Usually through a combination of municipal policies, investment strategies, and community organizations. If all thr...

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by seb146
Sun May 02, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 34
Views: 1665

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

I wonder how long until these MAGA legislatures will realize their states will flip because of the movement of "liberals" (read: non-Republicans) to their states? How long until they water down those votes of the majority and make it illegal for the newbies to vote?

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by seb146
Sun May 02, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 98
Views: 3445

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Gun-related violence in most parts of the world is due to poverty, politics and/or religion. I never implied otherwise. The topic of the thread is..... It is 'Strong correlation between movies/TV gun violence and today's gun culture.' ;) Right. There are violent video games and violent movies in EU...

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by seb146
Sat May 01, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 98
Views: 3445

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Elkadad313 wrote:
seb146 wrote:
What is the excuse for gun violence in Brazil or Iraq or Afghanistan? American movies and TV shows?

Gun-related violence in most parts of the world is due to poverty, politics and/or religion. I never implied otherwise.


The topic of the thread is.....

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by seb146
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 1450

Re: Search Warrants on Giuliani

Got no problem going after Rudy if you got something there. But as usual left wingers like you are on with looking the other way in what is obvious influence peddling by Hunter Biden when his daddy was VP and holding the cards to Ukraine financing. But dont let this get in the way of you and every ...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 98
Views: 3445

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

What is the excuse for gun violence in Brazil or Iraq or Afghanistan? American movies and TV shows?

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by seb146
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida's Rep. Gaetz Under Investigation For Underage Impropriety
Replies: 125
Views: 9470

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

https://www.thedailybeast.com/joel-greenberg-letter-written-for-roger-stone-says-matt-gaetz-paid-for-sex-with-minor Good thing none of the people involved are smart. Laying out a confession in writing while also implicating others while trying to buy into a presidential pardon...no wonder the FBI h...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 34
Views: 1665

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

And, yet, back in the day, we had beautifully smooth paved roads and buses and trains that got people where they needed to go and people paid taxes. Now, no one wants to pay taxes so we have potholes, no bus services, lead spiked water. In other words: we don't need no stinkin' taxes because it mig...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 6587

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

They literally choose who dies and are not held accountable beyond "go sit in time out". Others get to decide which police officer dies too. Having got involved in another thread about US police shootings, I did some digging of own. Based on 2020 statistics. I found the following: Based o...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 98
Views: 3445

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

Why are there no mass shootings in other nations that consume American content? Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Iceland, Canada?

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by seb146
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 34
Views: 1665

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Basically people are leaving higher tax states because of arrogant governments. People don't like it when you take their money with a gun, based on dubious justifications like funding rich pensions that private sector workers don't get. It's an elaborate political patronage system. Then maybe the p...

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by seb146
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2174

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

Prop 13 epitomizes the law of unintended consequences with government. That's hardly a partisan dynamic, as much as Seb zealously always parrots that position. I'm just saying that Prop 13 had broad, bipartisan support and, now, Democrats are working within the letter of the law while Republicans a...

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by seb146
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 34
Views: 1665

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Basically people are leaving higher tax states because of arrogant governments. People don't like it when you take their money with a gun, based on dubious justifications like funding rich pensions that private sector workers don't get. It's an elaborate political patronage system. Then maybe the p...

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by seb146
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private school warning staff against vaccine.
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Private school warning staff against vaccine.

The original title I had put was "Florida school...need I say more ? But a mod changed it to something more descriptive :d Doesn't the state have a duty towards the children ? To a point with private schools. My nephews are in private school in Washington. On the surface, they have the same ba...

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by seb146
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private school warning staff against vaccine.
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Private school warning staff against vaccine.

Aesma wrote:
Doesn't the state have a duty towards the children ?


To a point with private schools. My nephews are in private school in Washington. On the surface, they have the same basic education as public schools but, because it is private, the curriculum is just a little different.

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by seb146
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 1823

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

We just got our first shot today. I went to the hospital and the brosband went to Safeway. They gave him a 20% off coupon for getting the shot. I had to sit in the lobby of the hospital and doom scroll on my phone. But, TBH, what kind of coupons could the hospital hand out? The cafeteria is closed, ...

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by seb146
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 34
Views: 1665

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Many areas are saying the census count was messed up from the beginning so it is MAGA's fault. He was the one who botched the whole thing just so his MAGAs could get more power. No surprise, really. Maybe we should have EU or Japan or some third party come in and do the census.

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by seb146
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2174

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

Oh I want CA to be great. Stay great. Stay prosperous. But the reality of things is really quite different unless there is a course correction. That's the hard, cold truth. So you want California to STAY great and STAY prosperous but you want everything flipped? How do you think California got ther...

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by seb146
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore

Old line journalists were a hard bitten bunch that grew up street smart, skeptical and even cynical. They accepted that saying the “Emperor has no clothes” and backing it up. Nowadays, they’re pretty heads with journalism degrees from fancy colleges (glorified English courses) that have been marina...

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by seb146
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private school warning staff against vaccine.
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Private school warning staff against vaccine.

It is a private school. If that is the misinformation parents want to teach their children and pay through the nose for it, fine. I would bet dollars to doughnuts that this institution does not teach critical thinking or to question those with the same opinion, either. Which is why we end up with in...

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by seb146
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2174

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

I think we've reached the point in CA where it almost doesn't matter who the Governor is. The institutional rot, the corruption, the entrenched leftism in the state legislature and courts is close to irreversible. Recall him, change your underwear, then CA keeps doing the same stupid shit that got ...

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by seb146
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 169
Views: 9437

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Okay, Daunte Wright was an accident and the officer resigned and was charged. Next. One resignation and charged does not excuse all the others. Next. I meant next, as in pick a case, lets look at the fact and talk about them. Pick one and i will go ready up on it. I will only do that if you are wil...

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by seb146
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 4692

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

They can’t win under the Constitutional rules... The most recent election would seem to disagree with you. While undeniably true, why the rush to bring sure thing Democrat PR and DC as states—pack the Senate. Why pack the courts because you haven’t been able to assuredly win the Senate after decade...

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by seb146
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 4692

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

Actually, the Judiciary Act of 1869 set the composition on the SCOTUS, at 1 Chief Justice and 8 Associates. What you’re suggesting is overturning 162 years of precedence and settled law. But, as Bill Maher said, the young are the most gullible generation. Precedent is a shifty concept though, isn't...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 315
Views: 17950

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

How many cops were on scene and how many tried to stop Chauvin? But, he was just one bad apple....

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by seb146
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 1922

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

Your goal is X. If you exceed that goal, you also get a bonus. It may not be right, but it happened. A few years ago the BOD got bonusses for delivering the MAX on time and budget. Having done so by cutting corners that are now biting them in the ass. Now the BOD get bonusses for solving the mess t...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 4692

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

Actually, the Judiciary Act of 1869 set the composition on the SCOTUS, at 1 Chief Justice and 8 Associates. What you’re suggesting is overturning 162 years of precedence and settled law. But, as Bill Maher said, the young are the most gullible generation. Republicans are overturning election laws a...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 169
Views: 9437

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Where are the actual facts of what you are claiming? Lets bring up the cases and discuss each one individually. Until you do that, you are just throwing unsubstantiated opinion out. Mistakes happen, and some unarmed people have been killed. Not all shootings are justified and those police generally...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 1823

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

How about we pay people to get vaccinated? Is that a good strategy? Do the people who already have been wearing masks get back-pay for doing so? ;) Remember, we put ourselves at risk from those 5G chips that we were told were in the masks... Why should the objectors only profit from this? Yours wer...

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by seb146
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 1922

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

Your goal is X. If you exceed that goal, you also get a bonus. It may not be right, but it happened.

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by seb146
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dealership Seattle
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Car dealership Seattle

I have found better luck with small town dealerships. They can not afford bad publicity. If you can do it, go to Moses Lake or Wenatchee.

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by seb146
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore

Back in the day, our sources were limited. Now, we can find any article we want that aligns with our own opinions or vice versa.

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by seb146
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 4692

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

With all the courts packed to the far right, they will deem Cruz eligible to be president. Not that he would win... The SCOTUS is not "packed" to the far right. The seats became open and a sitting president did what the constitution says he could do and the Senate confirmed. Elections hav...

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by seb146
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corporations Buying Up American Homes
Replies: 34
Views: 2098

Re: Corporations Buying Up American Homes

What bubble? With politicians/ central banks throwing around trillions I can't see how housing prices should go down. Over saturation. There will come a point where no one will be able to live in these "corporate houses" because either they already have their own place or they can not aff...

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by seb146
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 4692

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

I don't think Cruz is eligible to hold POTUS. I honestly don't think it matters where the parents are born. Care to show me where it states that foreign born U.S. citizens can become POTUS? https://www.politifact.com/article/2015/mar/26/ted-cruz-born-canada-eligible-run-president-update/ In other w...

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by seb146
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 4692

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

You left the part out where one of those seats was filled due to the incredible dishonesty of one Mitch McConnel. Obama didn't have the votes for Garland in the Senate. It has nothing to do with McConnell. We will never know because McConnell and Republicans refused to even hold confirmation hearin...

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