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by N867DA
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 5170

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

So as sitting president, why wasn’t Obama allowed to fill a seat that become open? He didn't have the votes in the senate. Again elections have consequences. Trump had the votes in the Senate to get his appointees confirmed. It's time for Democrats to stop playing by some moral code and start liste...

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by N867DA
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 5170

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 N867DA
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 5170

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

A non-issue? Some quotes from his speech: "Their first priority is to change the rules to stay in power." "They don't believe in democracy" "They don't believe in the voters" "There's a real simple path to that - convince the voters your ideas are right" and ...

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by N867DA
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 16396

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

In the current political climate Republicans do poorly if more people vote. It isn't a secret. To be even more blunt, Republicans don't want people like me to vote. What's notable is that even after this law is enforced, Georgia still has more early voting and looser voter ID rules than some purplis...

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by N867DA
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 20885

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Sure. Do you think the majority conservative SCOTUS will be willing to overturn that decision? Not a chance. There's a reason why even the 9th Circuit in California (a notoriously liberal court) has been ruling in favor of gun rights in recent years. The SCOTUS is much more likely to expand gun rig...

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by N867DA
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 20885

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Not true. The SCOTUS has long decided that gun ownership is an individual, constitutionally-protected right not limited to simply people who are members of a militia. This is akin to the SCOTUS ruling that's been standing now for over 40 years that women have the right to abortion with minimal rest...

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by N867DA
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 20885

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Nothing stops a hard federal ban on abortion any more than nothing stops only active members of a militia (eg, the armed forces) from being legal gun owners. Not true. The SCOTUS has long decided that gun ownership is an individual, constitutionally-protected right not limited to simply people who ...

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by N867DA
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 20885

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

I posit that the modern realpolitik-friendly way to approach these incidents is to accept that they will happen and that there is nothing people can do to avoid it. Americans have chosen their values regarding health care/mental health care, gun rights, and education. We often double down on these v...

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by N867DA
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona GOP says the quiet part with a bullhorn: ‘Everybody shouldn’t be voting’
Replies: 50
Views: 2982

Re: Arizona GOP says the quiet part with a bullhorn: ‘Everybody shouldn’t be voting’

If you receive money or other valuable consideration from the government, you should forfeit your vote—you have a conflict of interest. That applies to people and companies, zero corporate welfare, zero contributions to politics in any form. If you don’t pay taxes, don’t own property, don’t run a b...

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by N867DA
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5301

Re: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

So unfortunate the hatred for a deceased person, RGB who many on the right despised, never received similar comments after her death. As Mike Pence said, he made conservatism fun. Making racism, sexism, and homophobia fun is not a standard that modern people should choose to stand under but the bar...

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by N867DA
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy
Replies: 80
Views: 4028

Re: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy

Sounds like they are pandering due to political pressure. This is a protectionist measure that is not needed. Coconut milk, peanut butter (largely a US thing, but an example), and rose hips, and apple skins have been things forever.

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by N867DA
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5825

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

This mess is revealing to younger people what millennials and Gen X-ers learned--there is no respect in work, effort, or labor. There is only respect in institutional wealth. Someone should be figuratively or financially crucified for the call to stop allowing acquisition of more shares of GME, BB, ...

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by N867DA
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 16860

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

Wow Susan Collins, https://www.newsweek.com/susan-collins-dismisses-biden-covid-stimulus-bill-1563730 I know the price tag is kind of high and some work is required but not sure it's premature. People are hurting and need money now. Never count on the GOP to do the right thing--even "moderates...

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by N867DA
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American's trust in media at all time low according poll
Replies: 57
Views: 3249

Re: American's trust in media at all time low according poll

Interesting take from an outlet not aligned or known to be biased towards the right. Some sane arguments indeed. The main issue at play here is not 'misinformation' or the need to 'rein into' the media. The media has lost all credibility once they became political activists. Not good. They are way ...

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by N867DA
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck
Replies: 22
Views: 1874

Re: King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck

Should we also rename chess pieces?

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by N867DA
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stimulus Package signed in the US by Trump: Is it enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 1524

Re: Stimulus Package signed in the US by Trump: Is it enough?

So it appears Mitch McConnell tanked the effort to increase to 2000 today. The GOP has put itself in a bad position. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/29/covid-stimulus-update-senate-considers-vote-on-2000-stimulus-checks.html Schumer then called for the Senate to vote on both the defense bill veto over...

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by N867DA
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reuters/Ipsos poll - What U.S. flyers rank most important
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Reuters/Ipsos poll - What U.S. flyers rank most important

In regards to plane type, I have never flown with anyone who knew what we were flying on brand-wise, let alone individual model type. It’s either big or small. And safety with the Max will pass with rebranding to 737-X and leaving Max off. What airlines are flying right now in the US without blocki...

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by N867DA
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No criminal left behind: Trump pardons kick into overdrive
Replies: 63
Views: 4256

Re: No criminal left behind: Trump pardons kick into overdrive

And who could forget the guy that proudly ran a concentration camp—his words—Joe Arpaio Yea well they weren't concentration camps all those people got their day in court. You knew he would do this. I am enjoying the media pundits heads exploding. It's the caliber of the people he is pardoning. He's...

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by N867DA
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Objections to protected designations of origin
Replies: 33
Views: 1604

Re: Objections to protected designations of origin

but only Apple can create iPads Nope, any company can created iPads. The only reason we are not seeing Hanns iPads is trademark stuff. Just like with Champagne. best regards Thomas I don't know a great deal about copyright and trademark, so need some help. It seems Apple holds the rights for callin...

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by N867DA
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Objections to protected designations of origin
Replies: 33
Views: 1604

Re: Objections to protected designations of origin

I grew up, and the product was called Champagne. I never visited France when I was young, and I have never been to wine country in France. I have no association with the region. Overtime calling something Sparking wine vs Champagne is not going to change years of learning abut a product. To me nami...

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by N867DA
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Objections to protected designations of origin
Replies: 33
Views: 1604

Re: Objections to protected designations of origin

Comes down to whether champagne, prosecco, and gruyere are styles of a product or distinct products in their own right. I think the aura comes from the exclusivity, not the other way around--other places following the same cultivation and vintning techniques may well have a better product than somet...

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by N867DA
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO vocalization on issues
Replies: 28
Views: 3084

Re: Delta CEO vocalization on issues

There is no benefit in making a statement unless explicitly asked. If they are explicitly asked, then the goal becomes to answer without offending any significant source of revenue. At this point, it becomes a mad libs exercise for any competent public relations firm--just enough support to "do...

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by N867DA
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7228

Re: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden

Europe for sure can stand by itself. I would have hoped Trump pulls all troops from Europe. And heck, let NATO dissolve. Let Europe deal with Putin. Or better, let China help Europe deal with Putin once they pull back from Europe and NATO dissolves. No you can't even defend yourself, you guys won't...

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by N867DA
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7228

Re: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden

A strong United States that works closely with Europeans who are also capable of defending themselves is in the best interest for peace in the world. I trust this 'western coalition' far more than an ascendant Chinese world. America First is code for putting America's reputation and power in the wor...

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by N867DA
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Both Major US Political Parties can win going forward
Replies: 38
Views: 2579

Re: How Both Major US Political Parties can win going forward

Self Explainatory title. One of the things that I took away from the election is that voters were trying to figure out how to give both parties the Finger at the polls and tell them to shape up. And based on the Rhetoric I have seen from both sides, neither party gets it. So here is what I would do...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

Looks like the inauguration will be unlike previous events due to COVID-19: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/22/biden-klain-inauguration-coronavirus-439181 I guess this is what it's like to have a government that cares about its people. Cabinet announcements to come on Tuesday. These announceme...

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by N867DA
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

Lobbies will always win in Washington as long as politics can be bought. Trump was an historic chance to "drain the swamp" on paper, but failed to deliver. On the contrary he bowed down to billionaires worse than usual. With that said, the Democrats want to increase taxes on the rich. Tru...

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by N867DA
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who should CA Gov. Newsom appoint to replace Sen. Harris??
Replies: 21
Views: 1303

Re: Who should CA Gov. Newsom appoint to replace Sen. Harris??

As long as people like Mitch McConnell serve in the senate, this question is moot. If there had to be just one, the single point of failure in American democracy is the unethical and morally bankrupt nature of Mitch McConnell. I will borrow the President's words (the gold standard of modern politica...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

Amazing, I would have never thought 10 years ago that leftists: 1- Hate isolationism and like war 2- Love the CIA 3- Hate the first amendment and tolerance. 4- Love corporations. among many other inconsistencies. I would never have believed it. Trump managed to change leftism in 4 years their ideol...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

President Trump is now suggesting he may target Ohio governor Mike DeWine in the next gubernatorial primary. Fealty at its finest. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/526114-trump-says-ohio-governors-race-will-be-hotly-contested-after-dewine I suspect he has a shot. DeWine is an Ohio politics ins...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

Hate Trump or not, he was the result of the populace of this country tired and fed up with the elites only thinking about themselves and their bottom line for generations. Wait, so you are saying that the people of this nation were so fed up with the "elites only thinking about themselves and ...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

Bad policy considering there is historic unemployment in this country. You would first think on having a full employment economy before bringing unemployed here. But silicon valley is also asking for another reversal: https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/525898-silicon-valley-eager-for-biden-to-...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

So, let me get this straight.... President-Elect Biden plans on issuing an Executive Order, to allow more immigration, on Day One.... In the " Middle of a Pandemic " .... during our " Dark Winter Ahead " .... Well that's just Crazy ! ! ! ! Are they going to be quarantined in Cam...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

So, let me get this straight.... President-Elect Biden plans on issuing an Executive Order, to allow more immigration, on Day One.... In the " Middle of a Pandemic " .... during our " Dark Winter Ahead " .... Well that's just Crazy ! ! ! ! Are they going to be quarantined in Cam...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?
Replies: 116
Views: 6866

Re: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?

Trump’s lost and won’t be back, but 72 million Trump voters are still around and will be in 2024. The disaffected are still out there and it includes blacks, Hispanics, non-college whites, others with legitimate grievances against “the system”; the system supported by the Versailles on the Potomac ...

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by N867DA
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

Look, I have nothing against you and I'm not out for a witch hunt of Trump supporters, but facts are facts. Trump is a poor example of a human being. Please put forth evidence that he is actually acting rationally as opposed to denying he lost. In addition, I am not trying to smear you. I am making...

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by N867DA
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

The New York Times has called Georgia for President-elect Biden and North Carolina for President Trump. All 50 states and DC have now been called. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/11/03/us/elections/results-president.html?name=styln-transition&region=TOP_BANNER&block=storyline_menu_r...

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by N867DA
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

Stacy Abrams's opponent was the Secretary of State of Georgia, whose office is tasked with overseeing elections in the state. She has a far more legitimate reason to be concerned about election security since she was running against the person tabulating votes. Donald Trump has every right to access...

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by N867DA
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

This is in a nutshell the biggest issue with the GOP. They pretend Businesses are people, and they ignore the needs to the people . Businesses are people they are just successful and that is something the Democratic party hates because they have to sell the fantasy that people that aren't successfu...

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by N867DA
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

This is so damaging to the democratic system, especially as first the Democrats talked about fraud and Russian meddling and now the Republicans talk about fraud again. So for the average citizen it seems neither side does trust the system enough to accept defeat, which very much looks like the syst...

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by N867DA
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

It appears the world and America move on, even if the president cannot accept his defeat: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/11/us/joe-biden-trump?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage#biden-speaks-with-more-world-leaders-and-agrees-to-meet-south-koreas-president I suppose if there...

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by N867DA
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

I always thought this countryt was immune to coups because there's no way people would be so partisan. Then the Cult of Trump came around. There are some non-cult people around, like Mitt Romney, Jeff Flake, or Ben Sasse. But everyone else seems to have taken something strong. They've drank the Trum...

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by N867DA
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strom Thurmond speaks about the state of America circa 1970
Replies: 0
Views: 834

Strom Thurmond speaks about the state of America circa 1970

I would like share a speech from the late Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina. It was delivered to students at UCLA in November 1970, almost fifty years ago to the day. The speech is only 30 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS_zh43NRdU The student organizer of the speech prefaces Senato...

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by N867DA
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars
Replies: 53
Views: 3746

Re: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars

Maybe it's just me, but I find this guy scary.. The aggressiveness, groupthink, no respect for the law, kind of speeches. If he was my neighbour, I would move, without discussing with him first. .https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2020/11/05/terrified-donald-trump-jr-calls-for-total-war-over-e...

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by N867DA
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

Not conceding or providing evidence right now, one week later, is a dangerous game to play. Donald Trump only cares about Donald Trump--not Republicans, Americans, or even America as an abstract concept. He doesn't need to accept the loss gracefully, but he needs to accept it.

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by N867DA
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if the pandemic happened 20-30 years ago?
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: What if the pandemic happened 20-30 years ago?

Masks would not have been as politicized.

Schools may have shuttered for an entire semester instead of moving online.

Microbiology research may not have been as advanced, leading to less favorable outcomes for the afflicted (conjecture on my part).

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by N867DA
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen Manchin shows leadership
Replies: 57
Views: 2984

Re: Sen Manchin shows leadership

Not substantially different than John McCain and a few others voting against repealing Obamacare, or Susan Collins voting against confirming Amy Coney Barrett. It happens. Manchin is from a deeply conservative state and it's almost guaranteed his successor will be a Republican. Each senator is doing...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars
Replies: 53
Views: 3746

Re: D Trump Jr looks like a type that can trigger wars

Maybe it's just me, but I find this guy scary.. The aggressiveness, groupthink, no respect for the law, kind of speeches. If he was my neighbour, I would move, without discussing with him first. .https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2020/11/05/terrified-donald-trump-jr-calls-for-total-war-over-e...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

Not going to happen. Conservatives, Republicans are energized, enthused and quite frankly very incensed on the situation of this election. Turn out for the democrats will be lower. And Trump won't be on the ballot. Those two seats are very likely Republican, many polls are again going to say the co...

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by N867DA
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103078

Re: Official Election thread

What is the likelihood of Dems taking over Senate? Otherwise, nothing is going to happen on the legislative front, just EOs of litigation. I hope President Biden doesn't drag his agenda in the name of bi-partisanship, if he believes it is right for the people, just do it. Not going to happen. Conse...

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