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by N867DA
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

It’s about the Constitutional powers, honor’s got nothing to do with it. Politics and past Democratic Senates have done the same thing. Presidents do NOT get their judges, they get to nominate them and the Senate gets a vote. What part of that process is so hard to grasp? I implore you to show me w...

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by N867DA
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

Ironically, the US Supreme Court became politicized after FDR’s threat to pack the court. So either this new packing scheme prompts some major fixing or it’s going to screw it even more. It is, after all, thanks to FDR and the line of politics he inspired that the court adopted strange judicial rea...

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by N867DA
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

Research past instances where there was a vacancy during the presidential election AND the a Senate was held by the same party. 29 vacancies,I believe, A and every time the same party held both the WH and the Senate, the SCOTUS nominee was confirmed. There’s not the SLIGHTEST part that is “dishonor...

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by N867DA
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

Funny how adding justices is a wild idea, and “court packing” but blocking appointments for years on the basis of waiting for your guy to be the one in charge us ok. I’ll say it over and over. Left, right, middle...not a single American should look at what Mitch McConnell has done with his power an...

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by N867DA
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

Is that the way it works now if you don't get your way? Would you support court packing if the situation were reversed? And the majority of Americans do not support court packing. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/majority-americans-oppose-court-packing-poll A majority of the US also doesn't support...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

But this is not the first time a new supreme court justice has been appointed during an election. It isn't some wild strategy with no historic basis. https://www.scotusblog.com/2016/02/supreme-court-vacancies-in-presidential-election-years/ That's all fine, but it appears the name of the game is to...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

Barring some untoward event, seems that way. Looking forward an 11 or 15 member Supreme Court! Hard to do with a Republican President and Senate don't ya think? I would reserve this thought until after the election. On this front, I agree. I expect Donald Trump to win re-election while losing the p...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

Is that the way it works now if you don't get your way? Would you support court packing if the situation were reversed? And the majority of Americans do not support court packing. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/majority-americans-oppose-court-packing-poll A majority of the US also doesn't support...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 90
Views: 3446

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Is this offensive? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ ... Free speech should be unrestrained to the maximum extent possible. ... I assume most people will agree that Piss Christ is bad taste. That guy is an idiot, why to get upset? The problem with free speech is that it includes idiots. And...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

It looks like the fat lady will sing on Monday October 26. We will have our newest supreme court judge Amy Coney Barrett. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/521913-senate-to-vote-monday-to-confirm-amy-coney-barrett-to-supreme-court Barring some untoward event, seems that way. Looking forward an 11...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 90
Views: 3446

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Is this offensive? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ Is this a legitimate complaint? https://www.change.org/p/american-eagle-outfitters-recall-immediately-all-sandals-printed-with-hindu-god-lord-ganesha Acts of violence due to religious differences are never acceptable, immigrant or not. Fre...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you voted in the US Election yet?
Replies: 33
Views: 1098

Re: Have you voted in the US Election yet?

I voted in person yesterday. No wait at all. Filling out the paper ballot took a while though.

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by N867DA
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 143
Views: 6013

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

@Doc. The only reason you want what you put down is because you want complete D control. Its part of the problem with America right now. You have to be willing to allow balance. People like you appear to be unable to accept that balance is required for their to be some level of decorum. We have a c...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 294
Views: 21114

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

Donald Trump has filed an emergency request to prevent his taxes from coming out. Guess the urgent urgency with filling that seat becomes apparent now (even if the timing is off by a hair) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-tax-returns-emergency-request-supreme-court/ A reminder that he said back in...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My prediction for the presidential debates
Replies: 252
Views: 17314

Re: My prediction for the presidential debates

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/us/politics/regulatory-rush-federal-agencies-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Sure sounds like the President is losing faith in re-election. I'm not going to argue about the merits of rushing regulatory changes that potentially k...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 65
Views: 2083

Re: Political Position (Guns)

No it is not. If people don't understand what the Constitution is and what inalienable rights are, they should break out the coloring books. How so? Immigrants are supposed to have the same civil rights as natural-born citizens even if they are here illegally because the 14th Amendment says so, but...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 65
Views: 2083

Re: Political Position (Guns)

Private gun ownership should be legal, and gun/bullet ownership should be carefully regulated. We should have background checks, waiting periods, and find some method to know who is responsible for each gun in the country (yes, I know there are millions). Breaking these rules should carry very harsh...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 143
Views: 6013

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/15/politics ... index.html

Petty, political, and meant to punish people who dare call the president names.
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How do you even get back together when the President does stuff like this?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/15/politics ... index.html

Petty, political, and meant to punish people who dare call the president names.

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My prediction for the presidential debates
Replies: 252
Views: 17314

Re: My prediction for the presidential debates

Today was supposed to be the second debate between President Trump and ex-VP Biden. Summary here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/15/us/politics/presidential-town-halls.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Summary here: https://www.foxnews.com/media/critics-pan-nbc-town-hal...

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by N867DA
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage
Replies: 55
Views: 2374

Re: How Social Media Misinformation Fuels Outrage

People buy products they do not need or even actively harm themselves all the time.

We are proud of our 'marketplace of ideas' that gives a voice to anyone with something to say.

It follows some people will buy and propagate ideas that are counterproductive or harmful.

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by N867DA
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Positions (Drugs)
Replies: 47
Views: 1703

Re: Political Positions (Drugs)

I think most drugs should be legal for the same reasons as NIKV69, and it cannot be done overnight or in isolation I live in a state that has become a hotbed for opioid overdoses, especially in rural counties. No one aspires to be a meth or heroin addict, and until we address some of the underlying ...

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by N867DA
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Censorship And The Hunter Biden Story
Replies: 31
Views: 963

Re: Censorship And The Hunter Biden Story

I don't understand why people who are dead set against the fairness doctrine suddenly care that a private for-profit enterprise are exercising their First Amendment rights. I thought the remedy here is to make your own Twitter where you can do what you want. This will be damaging to the Bidens becau...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 143
Views: 6013

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

Shorter version, we’ll crush anyone who opposes us and steal their wealth thru taxation. Where did you get voters prefer “progressive“ measures from recent elections? There’s been both Republican and Democratic rule in Washington, alternating with each swing to an extreme, over the last 30 years. N...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 143
Views: 6013

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

With a blue, progressive wave we will not need as much compromise as Democrats should control the 3 branches of government. We will finally see action instead of shutdowns. Progressives in this country will have a strong mandate after the November election. We will need to make sure that conservati...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fivethirtyeight.com's Predictions for the US Fall Elections
Replies: 39
Views: 1562

Re: Fivethirtyeight.com's Predictions for the US Fall Elections

Polls reflect how people feel about a candidate today . Modern elections are largely won over get-out-the-vote effort because few voters change their minds. One other possible for error is that 538's methodology splits undecided voters equally between candidates. There are many people who report bei...

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by N867DA
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

Lets see, why are we here? 1- Harry Reid got rid of senate rules, Mitch said it very well, you will regret it. Here you are. 2- RBG did not want to retire when Obama was in office. 3- There is a constitutional duty to be done. Overall, I am extremely happy all of this happened and ACB is one formid...

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by N867DA
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump saved by cells taken from fetal cells
Replies: 21
Views: 1320

Re: Trump saved by cells taken from fetal cells

So tell me if I'm right here. You want to hear more news about how bad Trump is, and don't seem to care about the news that there is apparently some COVID-19 super-drug? Funny... someone doesn't die from Covid, which even in his age and weight group is the by far most likely outcome to the tune of ...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy
Replies: 92
Views: 3408

Re: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy

So the laws and governments have no democratic basis in Canada and New Zealand by your definition,. Good to know. The US and UK are both democracies. The US is a democratic republic, while the UK is a monarchy with a democratically elected parliament. Legally speaking, without approval from the mon...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy
Replies: 92
Views: 3408

Re: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy

Thet have no legislative powers, and they have limited executive powers. That is not a monarch. The Governments are still democratic at the root. Not an absolute monarch, but a monarch nonetheless. The power and authority of the crown are intertwined in almost every aspect of parliamentary governme...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy
Replies: 92
Views: 3408

Re: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy

I mean, the Senator's clearly wrong because who fills his own position is decided democratically, and the winner of that democratic selection represents his state in our republic. It's almost like we're a democratic republic. A country consisting of several entities with some autonomy, each of which...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy
Replies: 92
Views: 3408

Re: GOP Senator comes out against Democracy

I encourage those who believe the USA is not a democracy to abstain from voting. And definitely do not consider how each state in the republic selects candidates for federal representation. It is incredibly ironic for a senator to say this, since the original constitution did not allow for democrati...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump saved by cells taken from fetal cells
Replies: 21
Views: 1320

Re: Trump saved by cells taken from fetal cells

Religious dietary and ethical codes fall by the wayside frequently in the face of death. The benefits are acknowledged, but the religious person's question must be, "at what cost?" I have no objection to such treatments. I'm just trying to rationalize how a devout person may see the situat...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?
Replies: 143
Views: 6013

Re: After the election - How does the USA and its people come back together and work and compromise?

Let's not kid ourselves here. There is no Democratic equivalent to the GOP's embrace first of its most extreme elements during the Obama administration, and then of Trump and his cult of personality. That said, the Democrats would do well to remain committed to House legislation imposing greater ac...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Types of masks.
Replies: 22
Views: 962

Re: Types of masks.

I use a KN-95 mask with a clip on the nose bridge to ensure a proper seal. I have a cloth mask, but I got used to the KN-95 now. I understand N-95 masks are a lot more breathable for the same protection as a KN-95. I also carry some hand sanitizer in case I cannot wash my hands. It is alcohol-based,...

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by N867DA
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Vice President's Debate
Replies: 53
Views: 2193

Re: The Vice President's Debate

Modern Debate: Moderator: Asks Question Candidate 1: Thank you, moderator's first name . I'm going to use some of the words in your question in my answer for about ten seconds, but will immediately try to build a transition to this prepackaged 90 second soundbite I rehearsed about something totally ...

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by N867DA
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 6741

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

It is absolutely bizarre to consider masks as some kind of authoritarian power play. You can find much more egregious violations of peoples' rights, and much more consequential rearrangements in political power, in minutes, or seconds, if you care to look. And far more important things that have im...

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by N867DA
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 19444

Re: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID

Well, he is going back home and every one in the WH is testing positive. I wonder what the strategy here, contract virus to gain sympathy. Were the machines not calibrated properly? Young or old, COVID-19 does permanent damage. This is not seasonal flu. Acceptance of these facts is unfortunately po...

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by N867DA
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 19444

Re: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID

There are people who have gotten this disease after taking every precaution--washing hands, avoiding crowds where possible, wearing a mask when outside, encouraging others to follow safety protocols, and working remotely. My heart goes out to them. That ain't the West Wing, or its top leadership. He...

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by N867DA
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Extreme Left
Replies: 225
Views: 10102

Re: Extreme Left

I've been having an interesting conversation with Dutchy in my "Favorite Justice" thread, about politics and how they differ from country to country. Way off topic but fascinating to me. And so I'm wondering: in your country, from your perspective, what are the best three examples of &quo...

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by N867DA
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll shows that Republicans should wait until after the Election to replace RBG. by 13 %
Replies: 35
Views: 2320

Re: Poll shows that Republicans should wait until after the Election to replace RBG. by 13 %

You all do realize the two parties have swapped sides on the issue of confirming SCOTUS appointments during an election year? “Protected class” is an anathema to anyone believing in “all men are created equal...”. It’s not R versus D, but policy. I for one would happily vote Republican if the party...

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by N867DA
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll shows that Republicans should wait until after the Election to replace RBG. by 13 %
Replies: 35
Views: 2320

Re: Poll shows that Republicans should wait until after the Election to replace RBG. by 13 %

You all do realize the two parties have swapped sides on the issue of confirming SCOTUS appointments during an election year? “Protected class” is an anathema to anyone believing in “all men are created equal...”. It’s not R versus D, but policy. I for one would happily vote Republican if the party...

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by N867DA
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll shows that Republicans should wait until after the Election to replace RBG. by 13 %
Replies: 35
Views: 2320

Re: Poll shows that Republicans should wait until after the Election to replace RBG. by 13 %

Trump would not have won if the country wanted far left Justices like RBG on the SC. Again elections have consequences. and yet that does not change the fact that both legalized abortion and Obamacare remain popular with the majority of the population of the United States, regardless of how the Ele...

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by N867DA
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

I feel this topic has likely run its course. Republicans are likely going to ramrod through Amy Barret, who will "walk through every door RBG opened and close them behind her", and Democrats are likely to pack the court or ignore its rulings. Barring violence against a politician or justic...

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by N867DA
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 294
Views: 21114

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

Trump's cultist buddies will bury their heads a few more feet underground, but I'd imagine most people long suspected something's fishy with his finances. This is like a mom going to any lengths to avoid blood typing a child in front of her spouse, or a person claiming to be very wealthy while provi...

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by N867DA
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 4720

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

Unfortunately, or fortunately, no US state is able to survive alone. California would be hit hard if they declared independence, and the water tap to the Colorado River was turned off. And despite having some oil, they do not have enough to support their economy. Most of the food production, which ...

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by N867DA
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Repulicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

I also find it funny that we have all this battle over the nominee to the court before we even know who the nominee is going to be. I get why this issue is so political, but can we at least wait until we know who this woman is before we figure out if they should be seated or not? How about we wait ...

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by N867DA
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 4720

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

I do not believe a war will occur but do feel unless an external event or significant cultural shift occurs more power will return to the states. I imagine we've been on this road for some time--abortion restrictions, up to a de facto ban on the procedure or openly legal marijuana sales are good exa...

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by N867DA
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 202

What’s truly disgusting is the infantile temper tantrum being wailed by the Democrats that, because RBG guesses wrong in 2016 and didn’t live until the next Democratic President, they have the right and duty to upend 230 years of settled practice on D.C. and 150 years of law on the SCOTUS structure...

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by N867DA
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

The breakdown was started by Biden and Kennedy in 1987 over the Bork nomination. It all stems from Teddy demagoguing the process then. Maybe, but where do you see it ending? What is the 10, 20 year plan here? The optimist says a cold civil war with continuing flips of the Congress and WH between pa...

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by N867DA
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Republicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?
Replies: 348
Views: 16702

Re: Do Repulicans have the votes to confirm SCOTUS Justice in 2020?

I did not forget Reid. I mentioned two Republicans and two Democrats. You ought to add Boehner, Rove, and Cruz to that list while you're at it. Boehner wasn't as hateful or partisan, Karl Rove? He isn't an elected official and he sucks, Cruz has his moments but I think will still listen to the othe...

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