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by Ken777
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 188
Views: 8520

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Trump would be silent if this were a big deal. Trump is simply too stupid to keep his mouth shut. Since President Biden was sworn in those 15 boxes set aside for a trip to Florida have left a lot of people (including me) wondering when we would see what the government will do with those boxes. Clas...

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by Ken777
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3855

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Between Justice Pubic Hair and Justice Erection dece t folks in this country are getting screwed. Soon the Scrotums at SCOTUS will start on Oral Sex, followed by making cit illegal stock go to a different not state for an Abortion. (In that last one the states with that law will need to. have offici...

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by Ken777
Wed May 25, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16153

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Speaking of Cruz: As 14 students and a teacher were shot dead at a Texas elementary school, the Republican senator tried to demonize Democrats, saying they’d be coming after guns. When a mass shooting happens, Cruz told reporters, “You see politicians try to politicize it,” he said. “You see Democr...

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by Ken777
Wed May 25, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16153

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Corrected in another post.

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by Ken777
Wed May 25, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16153

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Well, them kids died because of our God given 2nd amendment rights. But hey, freedom isn't free. God Bless 'Murica, the greatest freest country in the world. I would gladly take dozens of these sacrifices every year rather than live under the tyrannical gun laws of Canada, Australia, New Zealand an...

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by Ken777
Wed May 25, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16153

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Well, them kids died because of our God given 2nd amendment rights. But hey, freedom isn't free. God Bless 'Murica, the greatest freest country in the world. I would gladly take dozens of these sacrifices every year rather than live under the tyrannical gun laws of Canada, Australia, New Zealand an...

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by Ken777
Wed May 04, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48492

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

However, there is a reason its so hard. Civil rights which was a very serious issue, was despite the difficulty making changes to laws, codified in the 1960's. The same way back to slavery after the civil war, hard but done. Some topics are hard because they are polarizing, if abortion isn't that p...

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by Ken777
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7510

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

c933103 wrote:
Should have use the chance to push to eliminate corporate donation


Corporate donations from Disney will not be heading to the GOP for some time now. There will also be a number of employees who will be changing their donations.

Sometimes I wonder if Goofy fathered a lot of Florida politicians.

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by Ken777
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservativism and a new Marxism
Replies: 25
Views: 1862

Re: Conservativism and a new Marxism

Conservatives and Big Businesses have a lot of issues where they have natural conflicts. Look at health care costs: As soon as the corporate world takes a hard look at "socialized medicine" they will discover 2 interesting factors: (1) our system costs bout twice what it should and employe...

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by Ken777
Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 166
Views: 17085

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

The Queen Mary is currently undergoing critical repairs and that includes removing the lifeboats. The city hopes to have the ship reopened by late 2022. https://abc7.com/queen-mary-long-beach-repairs-2022/11547071/ I can remember when. the ship arrived in Long Beach. I was actually on the USS Long ...

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by Ken777
Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3791

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

Fire and re-hire might be the easiest way to get "qualified" staff, but it also adds the risk of future problems. If they are hiring Dubai citizens then one hopes they all speak at least English. Personally I'll pass on P&O in the future as I would be concerned about the safety and som...

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by Ken777
Fri Mar 04, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US President's State of The Union Speech 2022
Replies: 90
Views: 4509

Re: US President's State of The Union Speech 2022

Biden did a pretty good job with that speech - he even got the GOP cheering with the Dems at various times. Nancy did get ahead of herself with her excitement over the proposed law to give vets who had served in the ME the same types of benefits from Burn Pits that Vietnam Vets receives from Agent O...

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by Ken777
Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 104
Views: 38018

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

OK, I know my eyesight is as bad as my typing. And the Grand Thing about the Navy is that you CAN join the Navy and see the world. The gets to be important to me as I met a beautiful lady during my visit to Perth and that beautiful lady was to become my wife, now of 53 years. We also look around som...

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by Ken777
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 104
Views: 38018

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

After the first WestPac Deployment in the Navy we had a bank on board who played Anchor's Aweigh as we entered Long Beach Naval Base. All of a sudden that song had a lot new meanings to me. It was the first of my three combat deployments. Just as important was the Navy Band playing Waltzing Matilda ...

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by Ken777
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7136
Views: 494631

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

[*]I can't even guess what Russia will end up doing, but consider an invasion as definitely on the table for the short term. Russia has moved the October military games to this weekend's they have half of their military lined up on the Ukraine's border. There is also false flags and an overload of p...

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by Ken777
Thu Feb 17, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 104
Views: 38018

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

Ode to Joy, live at a Flashmob in Nuremberg. As I was there nothing else even comes close. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a23945btJYw Your link was incredible, but there were many good ones from around the world after that. I spent two hours going from now flash mob to another - but your's was the...

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by Ken777
Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prediction: This will have no impact upon Trump's fans
Replies: 25
Views: 2709

Re: Prediction: This will have no impact upon Trump's fans

This is a dramatic disclosure of Trump Fraud. Now every financial institution that has loans out to the Trumps will have a duty fo care to investigate documents supporting those loans and, whenever fraud is seen suspected, it is their duty go call those loans. That will probably see Trump file his n...

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by Ken777
Fri Feb 11, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 44866

Re: Downfall: The case against Boeing.

With luck this could be a force in returning Boeing to their pre-MD Days where the P&L Guys & Lawyers take a back seat to engineers.

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by Ken777
Thu Feb 10, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7671

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

While the Queen might not "rule" her lands I understand that the PM has to face her weekly to answer her questions, and they can be very sharp from what previous PMs have indicated. With her years on the Throne Elizabeth has had exposure to a very wide range of situations - far more experi...

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by Ken777
Thu Feb 10, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legitimate Political Discourse?
Replies: 38
Views: 2241

Re: Legitimate Political Discourse?

Both parties do it, if they think it suits their goals. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Wisconsin_protests Does anyone doubt, if Trump won, there would have been riots? Both parties are not "doing the same thing" - but only because of Trump. Hillary beat Trump by 3,000,000 votes, but l...

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by Ken777
Thu Feb 10, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legitimate Political Discourse?
Replies: 38
Views: 2241

Re: Legitimate Political Discourse?

Really? The GOP "Powers That Be" have decided that the efforts to take over the government simply Legitimate Political Discourse and we are supposed to believe that it reflects what happened on Jan 6th. Really? How many traditional Republicans are going to read that crap and gag? Will the...

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by Ken777
Tue Feb 08, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legitimate Political Discourse?
Replies: 38
Views: 2241

Re: Legitimate Political Discourse?

These days it is a GOP problem. Part of the "we are allowed to do what we want" mentality of the radicalized right. Like Trump tearing up masses of documents and stealing at least 15 boxes of federal property. That theft included his love letters from North Korea as well as gifts that were...

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by Ken777
Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legitimate Political Discourse?
Replies: 38
Views: 2241

Legitimate Political Discourse?

Really? The GOP "Powers That Be" have decided that the efforts to take over the government simply Legitimate Political Discourse and we are supposed to believe that it reflects what happened on Jan 6th. Really? How many traditional Republicans are going to read that crap and gag? Will they...

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by Ken777
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7671

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

I believe several factors are influencing her thinking. The first, obviously, is the death of her husband. Their mutual love and dedication are not easily matched. Then there is her current age and the 70 years of Service of Queen has probably impacted her thinking how much time she has left. The an...

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by Ken777
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

Turns out this thead was a good idea... two years into a pandemic i kinda run out of books to read... best regards Thomas If you want to try Griffin I recommend starting with Semper Fi, the first volume in The Corps series. It takes a little time to develop some of the characters, but most last thr...

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by Ken777
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

The Late W. E. B. Griffin has long been my favorite writer and I like his series on "The Corps". Starts with China Sailors and Marines before WW IIand goes through the Korean War with about 10 volumes. Fantastic characters and some insights that only those who have been there would know. O...

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by Ken777
Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your theme for the year?
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: What is your theme for the year?

For me, I'll say staying alive all year to spend time with the family - especially the wife and grandkids. At 78 and on my 5th cancer there would have been times that would have been pushing up daisies. Fortunately the advances in chemo, surgical techniques and imaging I have as good a chance as any...

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by Ken777
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Events of 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Major Events of 2021

ArchGuy1 wrote:


We also had the deaths of Prince Philip in April and Colin Powell in October.



Two critical inclusions IMHO.

I would also add the two major finance Democrat bills passed by the Biden Administration and, unfortunately, the lack of the third important bill.

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by Ken777
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98
Replies: 13
Views: 1354

Re: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98

Bob Dole represented the best in political behavior and will be missed by those who admire individuals of that standard. Obviously Trump is far below that standard. For those who appreciated Senator Dole a few phrases come to mind; "Thank You for your lifetime of service." "Well Done ...

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by Ken777
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 67
Views: 5378

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

While it's not surprising that he was fired I keep trying to remember is comments when the s**t initially hit the fan for his brother. Chris raised the issue in a limited manner, saying that he would avoid presenting the case in order to avoid journalistic conflict. I don't watch the guy much, but h...

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by Ken777
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We can repair boken/damaged spinal cords!
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: We can repair boken/damaged spinal cords!

This news will have some major impact for individuals who know people with spinal cord injuries and are, in effect a quad. While the spinal cord may have been the target of this experiment the potential for other nerves is significant. I worked with a guy who is now a quad an have long been a friend...

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by Ken777
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.
Replies: 17
Views: 1995

Re: Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress.

It took a while for text DoJ to go through their process but the Grand Jury did their job when the package was ready for them. Now we are going to see how those following Bannon will "adjust' to those indictments. If nothing else the legal fees are going to wake some of them up. Lawyers are not...

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by Ken777
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 9852

Re: 2021 Elections.

I think the progressive views of the country as it pertains to the economy has everyone spooked and will play somewhat in this election. We need to get a handle on inflation and less from the AOC faction of congress. If McAuliffe loses I think the Dems will have to make some hard decisions come mid...

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by Ken777
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2477

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

Federal Judge Robert Pitman just delivered the Texas Politicians responsible for the "cute" path to their Abortion Restriction law with a first class bitch slap for every twit responsible for the unconstitutional law. The USSC Justices that create the "Conservative Court" - espec...

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by Ken777
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 5163

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

are government elected to only represent the people that voted for them? or to represent all people? The GOP has moved to a point where they are elected to represent Big Money, both the super rich individuals and the very rich companies (or corporations). The very rich has sufficient influence (or ...

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by Ken777
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 5163

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

You added to your post it seems - I have no idea as to your particular situation but Medicare is for retired persons generally, not folks who need to maintain an FAA medical. What my grandparents love about Medicare is the ability to use almost any facility, even top notch specialists down the road...

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by Ken777
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2863

Re: Your favorite junk food

I'm pretty easy to please - pastries of any kind. Lots of cream, fruit, etc. Love it. But that was then and this is now so I've moved to Glucerna BID and have lost a lot of weight. Pastries are still on my mind and the wife and I splurge now and then, but I've gone from 250 to 175 so I cannot compla...

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by Ken777
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 5163

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Would 40% be okay, is 60%, the majority of your income okay. If the tax rat was 90%, wouldn’t that mean they own you IIRC the Top Tax Rate after World War II was 90%. It took a Democrat (JFK) in the White House to cut from that number, but it only went down to 75%. Both of those high rastes, howeve...

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by Ken777
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 5163

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Is this another iteration of the “it’s free if we collect enough taxes” argument? If I earn $50,000 is the new car I buy free? Of course not. More free lunch gaslighting. I don't consider it gaslighting th establish the probable offset of increased government revenues to establish an honest Net Cal...

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by Ken777
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 5163

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

There was an article in either WaPo or the NY Times a short time ago that I spent a few hours to find today. Essentially it brought up the reality that the $3.5 Trillion amount was only Spending with ZERO adjustments for revenues coming into the Treasury. The number my diminished memory keeps bringi...

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by Ken777
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8567

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The GOP folks attacking General Milley fail to understand that Senior Officers in his position have been known to communicate with their counterparts in other countries going back easily since the end of World War II. That's both friends and foes. If Trump doesn't understand this well established tr...

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by Ken777
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2744

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Democrats control all levers of power, they can't blame the GOP for anything. They should find a compromise and stop with the extremism. [/quote="AirWorthy99"] They can be blamed for the $7 to $8 Trillion they ran up under Trump. 93% for this spending is going to be for GOP Spending As fo...

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by Ken777
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2744

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Democrats control all levers of power, they can't blame the GOP for anything. They should find a compromise and stop with the extremism. [/quote="AirWorthy99"] They can be blamed for the $7 to $8 Trillion they ran up under Trump. 93% for this spending is going to be for GOP Spending As fo...

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by Ken777
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 2364

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

First place for me is Andrew Lloyd Weber. I'm surprised that he lasted this long without a mention. I also consider Paul McCartney in this list. I've gone to his concerts with the wife (he played twice in Tulsa) and consider him brilliant. We are in a unique situation these days - the changes in inc...

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by Ken777
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8567

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I believe that Gen. Milley basically made a phone call that is consistent with normal actions of other arrivers ho havre held that position. I also believe it is important to understand that these calls have gone out to multiple countries around the world, from allies to the bad actors. Maybe Colin ...

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by Ken777
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 21075

Re: Texas abortion law

And another step has been started - the first lawsuit against the Doctor who said he performed an abortion. The first person to file a lawsuit fits expectations perfectly: - A disgraced lawyer - A convicted Felon. - Still in (home) confinement - And (wait for it) is asking for $100,000 - And he live...

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by Ken777
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Justice for J6 Rally - Sept 18

No sympathy from me - I just hope that the police don't load up with rudder bullets. J6 was an attempt to take over the government - just like the dictatorships that Trump loves so much nd they need to be well controlled and rapidly arrested if they cause trouble. BTW - any guesses on when Trump wil...

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by Ken777
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of Philips CPAP Dream Machines - Hidden Hazards
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Recall of Philips CPAP Dream Machines - Hidden Hazards

When I first received my ResMed I found by 5-6 AM my machine was blowing like a hurricane, literally blowing the mask off of my face. Spoke with my Dr and he was able to change the setting via the WiFi on the machine. I will not go back to the Phillips model. Your doctor probably reset the pressure...

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by Ken777
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of Philips CPAP Dream Machines - Hidden Hazards
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Recall of Philips CPAP Dream Machines - Hidden Hazards

A bit scary for those using the Philips brand cpaps. I've been under cpap and auto-paps since the mid-90s and know how bad it can get if the pap device can't be used. I now have battery in continual backup in case the power fails. For teahouses who have a Philips cvcp and are looking for help I can ...

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by Ken777
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2477

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

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting. If course it is. The GOP became spastic over the 2020 Election. They KNOW that they have to significantly reduce the vote of Black and Brown Folks in order to regain power. Do you really believe that Republicans are actually concer...

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