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by Ken777
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 904

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

I start chemo on Thursday I feel for you. Best wishes. . Thanks! It was basically a non-event. The use of a port is a breeze and, fortunately, the drugs are pretty easy to handle - at least for now. This is sort fo iike Covid-19 - get a test is you have a concern. Read up on those who might be at r...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 904

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

We bought a foam mattress 15 to 20 years ago and it's time to make a change. Actually the wife and I live at different ends of a ranch style house (for medical reasons) and the new mattress will be for me. A foam queen with an adjustable frame is the target for me. I start chemo on Thursday and wan...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 904

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

We bought a foam mattress 15 to 20 years ago and it's time to make a change. Actually the wife and I live at different ends of a ranch style house (for medical reasons) and the new mattress will be for me. A foam queen with an adjustable frame is the target for me. I start chemo on Thursday and want...

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by Ken777
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5332

Re: VP candidates

Wen looking at the two Dr's Rice you need to remember how Susan got the shaft from the GOP. She presented CIA information on the Benghazi attack and changed her comments when the CIA make their changes a few days later. The GOP had a field day attacking her and there was no way they would approve an...

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by Ken777
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5332

Re: VP candidates

Looking at then VP slot it is clear that we need someone who can move up a notch if Biden is unable to continue all 4 years. Looking at that group, Stacey Abrams does not have the heavy experience in areas outside of low level issues. zhe needs training in International Relations and Defense. Toss i...

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by Ken777
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Virtual events vs live events
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Virtual events vs live events

When live events can easily kill some of the attendees I tend to go to virtual events. To be blunt, I'm in the middle of addressing Kidney Cancer that have gone to the bone some years after the tumor was removed, Bone cancer is one of the most painful and one of the most difficult to treat. My grand...

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by Ken777
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3622

Re: The culture wars reach branding

[quo1e) 1)Obviously there was internally. 2) Probably nothing, but these companies aren't really interested in race relations as corporations, as much as individuals within the organization may have pushed for this. The fact is that there is now wide awareness in the USA about the role of race and r...

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by Ken777
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5343

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

The recent medical problems that Trump has had - meddling two hands to doing water from a glass and the slow movement down the ramp at the West Point Graduation Ceremonies might be from the impact on Donald's heart rhythms - a problematic side effect of hydroxychloroquine . Or maybe he's just in pre...

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by Ken777
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

This is going to be a really weird years to project winners in the election. First off, their is the Carona virus that can well pull the country down with a repeat of the shutdown we are slowly moving from. If things get worse close to the election it will be difficult for Trump to continue to ignor...

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by Ken777
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5332

Re: VP candidates

It will end up being Stacey Abrams. He absolutely has to pick a woman of color, and while she is the least qualified of the CNN-anointed candidates, she therefore doesn't have the baggage of a record like the others suck as Sen. Harris. If it's not her, it could likely be Mayor Bottoms of Atlanta w...

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by Ken777
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5332

Re: VP candidates

My feeling is that the DNC and Biden should not give up a Senate seat - each one is to important to loose. The Democrats do have some outstanding options. Susan Rice is outstanding. There are women in governor positions that would do a good job. While progressives want a progressive lack woman I wan...

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by Ken777
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who takes an afternoon nap?
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Who takes an afternoon nap?

Even President Reagan would have his little naps so you're in good company

A lot of hispanic countries have fully established the siesta - and it seems to worked out Pretty well

Me/. I'm retired and an take one anytime I'm tired, like now. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by Ken777
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5723

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

QTT ade a good offer t move back from TMobile. Up to $700 discounts on iPhones and an iPad for each new line. o 3 iPad 11's and 3 iPads - one for thew daughter who is heeading off uni this year on basically a free ride.

That covers personal spending as medical spending takes over now.

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by Ken777
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US
Replies: 55
Views: 2643

Re: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US

My favorite was the Aussie system where Medibank hit you up for 3% of your pay, or 2% if you had private insurance. While that wold get some liberals screaming the reality is the 1% reduction is because Medibank is relieved of significant costs. The private insurance does not cover regular doctor vi...

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by Ken777
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2341

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

Wait until more information is available on Covid-19, research performance and potential for multiple vaccines.

iN the meantime look for states paying a dividend (like Apple) and take the dividends until the airlines really start performing.

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by Ken777
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage...
Replies: 53
Views: 3406

Re: Outrage...

[/quote] Twitter would never do that, he is probably the biggest cog in the Outrage Machine, he makes loads of money for them since people who look at his tweets look at lots of adds.[/quote] Then maybe it is time to shut Twitter down. They simply are not that important I terms of the damage they al...

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by Ken777
Sat May 30, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Customs Seizes Drug Shipment in 707 Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 2040

Re: Hong Kong Customs Seizes Drug Shipment in 707 Engine

Good job catching the drugs. In addition to keeping the drugs I can see HK Customs keeping the engine, carrying out basic to make it attractive to the market and then selling it. I'm a strong believer in using these types of sales to boost the budgets off the Customs Departments.

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by Ken777
Sat May 30, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump retweets: 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'
Replies: 25
Views: 1709

Re: Trump retweets: 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'

The sad reality is that Trump NEEDS these offensive voters if he has any hope of being re-elected. And he knows it. Look at some of his core supporters - KKK members, Arian Nation, Jew Haters, Black Haters, Hispanic Haters, LGBT Haters, Liberal Haters, Moderate Haters, etc. That adds up to a lot of ...

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by Ken777
Sat May 30, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage...
Replies: 53
Views: 3406

Re: Outrage...

Eventually, people will start to reject the Loudmouth Culture and the Outrage Machines such as Twitter, when people finally come to the conclusion that there is nothing of substance to be found in there. I would love to see the folks causing the outrage shut down - starting with Trump. Pull his acc...

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by Ken777
Thu May 28, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 224
Views: 17292

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

I know I have no desire to take a giant sized ship for a relaxing cruise. Megaships have one of two goals which they can meet well: 1. Transport thousand of people 2. Offer hundreds of activities If the cruise is a short one (7-day cruise), its potential is wasted. All it's doing is saving the comp...

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by Ken777
Wed May 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33329

Re: Another day another police killing

Another example of very dumb cops forgetting that someone probably has a smart phone and are taking a video. His attorney is going to have a hard time keeping the video from a jury. Best option is manslaughter for the killer cop and 3 -5 for the other 3 ignorant cops. Maybe some prison time will get...

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by Ken777
Wed May 27, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2826

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

The push by Trump to get people "back to work" and not warring masks strongly reminds me of the news articles about his hotels and resorts being hit hard by the shutdown. The longer people are ar playing it smart the more his businesses are being hit. How many tens of thousands f employees...

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by Ken777
Mon May 25, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants Guarantees GOP Convention Will Be Full Or Else...
Replies: 24
Views: 1200

Re: Trump Wants Guarantees GOP Convention Will Be Full Or Else...

Wher4e ever they end up there is going to e a need for a lot off testing, especially since no one will be allowed to wear gloves and masks. Of course there is gong to be. risk that some carriers will spread the virus around the joint, starting a special cluster that hits all states, impacting the GO...

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by Ken777
Mon May 25, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 224
Views: 17292

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Says who? A few of their megaships are less than 5 years old so those could fetch a decent premium. There's going to be cancellations for new builds, anything where the steel hasn't been cut is likely to be canned. A lot of older pre 2000 vessels will be laid up, with many going to the beaches to b...

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by Ken777
Sat May 23, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Hertz files for bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 1847

Re: Hertz Likely to File for Bankruptcy

I have long concerned with the way today's corporations have been run. Too much concern with boosting bonuses for the executive office for the executive office and none for long term protection of cash positions. Few companies (like Apple) have the cash holdings that offer long term protection, and ...

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by Ken777
Wed May 20, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reopening US-EU Travel?
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: Reopening US-EU Travel?

I'm thinking of hoe long before I'm comfortable crossing the Pond. I'm looking forward to heading to the UK, France and Italy with my better half. Maybe even taking a cruise while we're there. Best bet now is next summer - maybe mid-May

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by Ken777
Wed May 20, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...
Replies: 16
Views: 1266

Re: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...

If AA files how long will it take for others to follow? IIRC the last time AA files one big reason was the loss of competitive positions from the others filing first. With a true Recession (or Depression) heading our way full speed all airlines should be working the numbers of a lot of alternatives ...

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by Ken777
Wed May 20, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3654

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

The EC has turned into a sham, an embarrassment for democracy. It was written by "Founders" who also included Slavery and Women's Suffrage.

Until we go to a straight National Vote our democracy will continue to be at risk.

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by Ken777
Wed May 20, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5343

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

Trump is now well aware that we're on the cusp of the death toll in the United States surpassing 100,000, thus putting us in the range of the initial death projections that terrified the country initially. That will be a very, very bad look, so he's distracting accordingly to muddy the media narrat...

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by Ken777
Mon May 18, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders
Replies: 35
Views: 7336

Re: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders

At some point China will get serious in slapping Trump down. Maybe with. refuses to buy US bonds?

As for Boeing formally delaying orders until Trump's propaganda against them ends.

For me Trump is simply too stupid to win any battle with China - he's just too dumb that.

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by Ken777
Mon May 18, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3654

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

Trump's in for a rough ride. Last time he lost the popular vote by around 3,000,000 and only won the EC by. around 100,000. That was when people were voting AGAINST Clinton. Now the voters have someone to vote FOR and Trump is far from attractive. By November more Americans will have died from the v...

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by Ken777
Fri May 15, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn
Replies: 59
Views: 2749

Re: 2000 Former DOJ and FBI call on Barr to resign over Flynn

We need to get to the election and shut the guy down. A that point he will pardon all his friends in prison and then have the Pillsbury Doughboy pardon him and his family, then resign.

At that point we can bring that house of card down.

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by Ken777
Fri May 15, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23618

Re: We need to reopen now!

continental004 wrote:
I am sick and tired of these fascist restrictions on our freedoms, our rights, and our lives..


Well then go your own way. All we ask is that you have your health insurance paid up.

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by Ken777
Fri May 15, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41366

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Thats a two edge sword - wait till the lawyers sue Airlines on behalf of the estates of workers who got ill and died because of COVID. The Govt needs to put in blanket immunity for everyone including local, state and Federal government. The airlines understand that spacing of PAX is critical in avo...

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by Ken777
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22285

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

Nothing can top "injecting disinfectants to kill the virus"

Nothing

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by Ken777
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3255

Re: Things to do while social distancing

My wife had a baby a week ago. That seems to keep everyone busy at my house. Congrats! Boy or Girl? You certainly won't be bored with a new baby. Best advice for new parents these days is to join Amazon Prime so you can have all the needed diapers & stuff delivered straight to your door with fr...

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by Ken777
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3255

Re: Things to do while social distancing

My wife had a baby a week ago. That seems to keep everyone busy at my house. Congrats! Boy or girl? You certainly won't be bored with a new baby. Best advice for new parents these days is to join Amazon Prime so you can hav e all the needed diapers & stuff delivered straight to your door with f...

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by Ken777
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2045

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

Look a the financial strength (and especially cash holdings) and stay with the stronger ones, like Apple. Companies heavily in debt and cash positions hit hard by the drop in revenue) are the ones I would dump. Coronavirus is just starting in the US and there will be major suffering financially for ...

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by Ken777
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: **Self gloss** Paid off my car today!
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: **Self gloss** Paid off my car today!

My wife's Mazda MX 3 lasted 17 years before being traded for a lot of plumbing work. My '01 Daddy De'Vile only lasted 15 years before the better half drove into high water. We borrowed for the wife's car as we got a good deal. The Buick Encore was paid for cash. No payments, a major increased perfor...

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by Ken777
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election Security Official says Russia trying to help Trump
Replies: 44
Views: 1325

Re: Election Security Official says Russia trying to help trump.

Fortunately a lot of people here now understand that Russia invested heavily in distorting the race and getting Trump elected. Whet we need now is for each Russian instigated post a pic of the Russian flag needs to be attached at the start. Reputable, or semi-reputable company with impacted web site...

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by Ken777
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM shuttering Holden, exiting all remaining RHD markets
Replies: 16
Views: 1069

Re: GM shuttering Holden, exiting all remaining RHD markets

RWD was fine for most of Australia. Cheap, easy to work on and there isn't that much snow to worry about. When we moved to Australia in '76 we bought our first LHD car - a Toyota Corona - isn it was an outstanding car. We eventually traded it in for a second generation 4 cal Holden Commadore. It had...

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by Ken777
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Green energy investments US at record high
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Green energy investments US at record high

If Trump has a brain he would have moved from coal to wind/solar energy production before running for President. Train miners to work in factories that produce solar panels or wind mills for homes. That could be a longer lasting job in addition to cleaner air. Sadly owners of coal mines have the cas...

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by Ken777
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)
Replies: 142
Views: 4188

Re: Iowa Caucuses (US Presidential Nomination)

Just read a brief note the the company writing the code for the app were in too big a hurry to have it processed by the normal Apple App Store review, which meant that it could not be down loaded through the App Store. The company writing the code therefore had to write a jury-rig work around to the...

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by Ken777
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 1356

Re: Super Bowl!!!

I was delighted to see the Chiefs win - they had a horrid dry spell. Last time they won I had ben home from my 3rd (and last) Vietnam Deployment for around 30 days. Married the previous April I was able to have our 50th wedding Anniversary before they won again. And you know the local folks are goin...

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by Ken777
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No more Valentine's Day?
Replies: 35
Views: 1200

Re: No more Valentine's Day?

I've had too much fun over the years with Valentines Day. In Elementary School everyone handed out cards to everyone It was simply fun. The older you get the better job you do - on the candy or flowers side, but the girlfriends were fewer. Didn't know it at the time, but I should have been saving in...

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by Ken777
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump peace plan of the century
Replies: 53
Views: 2879

Re: Trump peace plan of the century

Trump is simply too dumb to come up with anything b asides what Israel has written for him.

I see this is another failure because it is too lopsided

Pity

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by Ken777
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15217

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

I believe the House Managers have done a good job putting on their case. There is a mountain of crimes and arguments presented that the average voter can join in for a while and, with the design of the managers, that brief time, like half an hour, will get a good indication of what is being argued a...

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by Ken777
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you like or don’t like about the Trump Administration
Replies: 141
Views: 3805

Re: What do you like or don’t like about the Trump Administration

Impact? Consumer confidence and business investments are driven by government policy. Of course who ever is in power influences the economy. I might agree with you on some things, his personality is not the best and his antics neither but we are all enjoying better days, and thats what most people ...

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by Ken777
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15217

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

Now, now Ken, don't be silly. The Republicans are in so deep and so blatantly shameless they aren't even trying to keep up appearances. I've been watching the first day and several things have become apparent: 1. There is so much in the House case that the public. is going to get bored watching law...

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by Ken777
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need some advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Need some advice!

Nah.
I think you ned to stick with Rosy Palme

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