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by MaverickM11
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work

Innovation and internal promotions have completely stopped at my company because remote working has resulted in the loss of ability to gain ambient knowledge and ideas from hallway, lunch room, and pre/post meeting conversations. Quite a challenge, but also there's tons of wasted time from low valu...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work

How do you short real estate? I understand the basics of shorting stocks, I never knew you could short real estate. Genuinely curious. Youre right--I meant shorting corporate real estate stocks Got it. I am always on the prowl for new investment opportunities and though I might me missing something...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work

Pretty stunning statement for Powell to make. If I were a commercial real estate investor I might be pretty ticked at him today. I think all kinds of investors are shorting commercial real estate for a while now How do you short real estate? I understand the basics of shorting stocks, I never knew ...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work
Replies: 37
Views: 1420

Re: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work

Aaron747 wrote:
Pretty stunning statement for Powell to make. If I were a commercial real estate investor I might be pretty ticked at him today.

I think all kinds of investors are shorting commercial real estate for a while now

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by MaverickM11
Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 208163

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Ron Desantis is now openly endorsing antibody treatments that one of his top donors is heavily invested in. https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/desantis-promotes-covid-antibody-treatment-pembroke-pines/2531996/ Regeneron is an effective treatment if given within 10 days, but this makes me ask the f...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 208163

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Good news, Once again it appears the Covid Vaccine works. Even if you manage to catch the virus https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/17/politics/texas-governor-greg-abbott-covid-19/index.html Abbott is in good health and not currently experiencing any symptoms. Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott has tested neg...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well said. Bush will own this tragedy on the way in but Trump will own the exit deal. It fits the mold perfectly, just like every other deal this ass clown ever executed. This one is surely his biggest bankruptcy yet. We went to war against Afghanistan and Iraq because the Saudis killed 3000 Americ...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well said. Bush will own this tragedy on the way in but Trump will own the exit deal. It fits the mold perfectly, just like every other deal this ass clown ever executed. This one is surely his biggest bankruptcy yet. We went to war against Afghanistan and Iraq because the Saudis killed 3000 Americ...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Can't believe this grift didn't fix the country: Although these numbers are staggering, much of U.S. investment did not stay in Afghanistan. Because of heavy reliance on a complex ecosystem of defense contractors, Washington banditry, and aid contractors, between 80 and 90 percent of outlays actuall...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

In the fevered dreams of the progressive left, maybe, in the real world—male bovine fecal matter. In the real world there are actual statistics that confirm this, and have for decades. The former guy’s acting secretary of DHS confirmed it even: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-23/whi...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Personally I never thought islamic terrorism per se to be an existential threat to the US. Apart from all the gun deaths, the domestic terrorism and the drug crises which kill a considerably larger magnitude of people and cost considerably more, the US’ paranoia from terrorism (and the associated k...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6556

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Let's ban all car drivers, too. After all, they're all law abiding, until they aren't. There are well over 70 million gun owners in the US. How many crimes are committed by them? Very few. Now, if you want to go after the drug and street gangs, be my guest. Except that a car's main purpose is trans...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

The whole world knows who's the current president of US. So I'm not sure why some dragging the former president(s) in here. This whole blame game doesn't reflect well on the current administration tbh. Especially when the current sitting president said he won't be like his predecessor; i.e keep bla...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

The true American experience is being told there’s no money to fix infrastructure, feed the hungry or help the homeless, but also spending $2 trillion and 20 years to fight a war that came to nothing in a matter of months. Imagine you had that money and time to improve the US, what you could do I f...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

As my old history professor said about one of my papers, "All good stuff but not really relevant". The poop torch was passed from Bush to Obama to Trump to Biden. By circumstance, Biden pulled the trigger on withdrawal, and he's f#cked it up. That simple. He took ownership of the good, th...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42001/fall-of-kabul-to-taliban-imminent-as-surprised-united-states-races-to-get-its-people-out It's amazing that all the intelligence reports that the White House was getting regarding how long the Afghan military would hold out for was not worth the paper they...

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by MaverickM11
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well, that was a successful 20 years of war. On one hand it was, lots of companies made tons of money. War is profitable. Should have been over under Bush, but they liked to keep the business going. Please stand for the national anthem now as we salute our Lockheed-Boeing-Northrop troops. Something...

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by MaverickM11
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

IMO sans allies, I don’t think many other countries will be willing to help. Depends. The US can invoke Article 5 of NATO, but something tells me the allies will reconsider how to respond. While many initially provided troops, the next time around, they may just provide logistics support. The UN ma...

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by MaverickM11
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Well, that was a successful 20 years of war. Lasted 10 years longer than the USSR. Putin must be having a hearty guffaw today. I honestly can't believe the CIA tweeted this: https://twitter.com/cia/status/1379437049728659459?s=21&fbclid=IwAR1phMgFTFDVyZxyto-TVWRBv_Z2l1c0LySlyxxU6eh1Kc4oHKLSx1rw...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell's Cyber Symposium
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Mike Lindell's Cyber Symposium

He's been interviewed on CNN multiple times in the last month. 2/3rds of republicans are buying what he's selling, and it's not the pillows. Of course media is going to interview one of its main architects periodically. "two-thirds of Republicans (66%) agree that the election was stolen" ...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell's Cyber Symposium
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Mike Lindell's Cyber Symposium

All of his shenanigans are just to sell more pillows and sheets. The media and public is falling for a typical snake oil salesman by giving him attention. The media is barely covering it as the lunatic sideshow it is. The MAGA asylum, however, is eating it and everything like it up. He's been inter...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 6016

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By 2020 Census

To lessen the birth rate declining you need to make some changes, simple things like federally funded maternity/paternity leave for 12 months, no cost pre and post natal care, including the birth, all it should cost parents to have a child is parking at the hospital, this is pretty basic stuff that...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell's Cyber Symposium
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Mike Lindell's Cyber Symposium

LabQuest wrote:
All of his shenanigans are just to sell more pillows and sheets. The media and public is falling for a typical snake oil salesman by giving him attention.

The media is barely covering it as the lunatic sideshow it is. The MAGA asylum, however, is eating it and everything like it up.

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by MaverickM11
Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

IMO, the key point in all of this is the 'government' and army are unable or unwilling to hold of the Taliban without western military support. given that we have been there for 20 years, at what point, if ever, will this change. Not only that, we've been lying about our progress for 20 years. It w...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6556

Re: The Murder of Ella French

In 2019, the US had 39,707 deaths due to guns, that includes suicide. There are 330 million people in the US meaning there is a .000012% chance of being killed by a gun,. If the chances are so low then there is also little need to keep a gun for self defense. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :ch...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6556

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Negative, not a strawman. Spikes in violent crime like the one occurring now are a dataset, and data has to be analyzed in comparative contexts to be of any use. You are trying to simplify an issue that is by no means simple. That's known in critical thinking classes as 'fallacy of the single cause...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6556

Re: The Murder of Ella French

I 100% think you should be prosecuted if your gun got stolen because you were not taking gun security seriously. And if that gun gets used in a crime, you bear some responsibility. Treading in dangerous waters? Really? Don't you think a innocent kid walking down the street in the south side of Chic...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6556

Re: The Murder of Ella French

Fun fact--the gun death rate in Indiana is higher than Illinois. Depends what year. Illinois leads most years. What would be interesting is if you threw the stats for Chicago and East St Louis out of the Illinois totals and Indianapolis and Gary out of the Indiana ones. I'd bet the rest of both sta...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6556

Re: The Murder of Ella French

-They had obtained the gun from a straw purchaser in Indiana. Most guns recovered in Chicago crimes are from out of state and specifically Indiana but we can't do anything about it cuz freedumb. Fun fact--the gun death rate in Indiana is higher than Illinois. When the Mayor of Chicago went to the h...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 59
Views: 3151

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Some people seem to be desperately looking for some explanation apart from climate change. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: It gets harder every year. Even Frank Luntz, who literally rebranded global warming as climate change so it'd be easier to rook conservatives into supporting the petroleum ...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2764

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

What I don’t get is why some hosts on MAGA TV are defending Cuomo: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/newsmaxs-greg-kelly-defends-cuomo-i-can-see-a-freakin-witch-hunt-when-it-happens/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Birds of a sexual predator feather? Most of Fox News has to be looking around nervously righ...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2764

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

I never watch FoxNews, but for once I agreed with part of what a Woman commentator on it said. MSNBC and CNN had male commenters at first, they should have had Women on ASAP to comment. CNN needs a major shakeup. Whoever is calling the shots needs to be fired between this, bringing Toobin back, and...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2764

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

Biden has called on him to resign. Again.

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by MaverickM11
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY AG releases Cuomo Report
Replies: 50
Views: 2764

Re: NY AG releases Cuomo Report

CaptHadley wrote:
What's there to discuss? He should step down, his own party wants him to step down. This isn't a partisan issue.

:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

I don't know of any progressive political leader that doesn't want him gone yesterday

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by MaverickM11
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43100

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

It's depressing but also...what is the alternative? We were there for 20 years, after going in with *zero* plan for nation building once we toppled the Taliban the first time. Makes you re-think about our foreign strategies and policies. What did we learn here? What did our soldiers die for, what ab...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4980

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

airlinepeanuts wrote:
Even if it wins a Pulitzer for journalistic excellence I won’t give Sam Chui a view.

Why is that?

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by MaverickM11
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64789

Trump to AG: Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and GOP

In related news, water wet, earth warmed by nearby star: Trump urged Justice officials to declare election ‘corrupt’ https://apnews.com/article/trump-urged-justice-department-to-declare-election-corrupt-0edf178869f33ddcf72d4c739bd18a5d?utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1938

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

It's still very unclear as to how. Obnoxious is defined as 'extremely unpleasant'. By Phillips's telling he was trying to inject some spiritual meaning and healing to a situation he walked into where the CCHS and BHIs were going at it. Oh yes, that sounds incredibly unpleasant :boggled: I am guessi...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64789

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Aaron747 wrote:
If I had a dollar for every right wing host criticizing the Capitol Police’s ‘grown men crying’ in yesterday’s hearing, I could retire tomorrow with immediate effect.

What blue lives matter and what troops do they support at this point? They've shat on all of them.

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by MaverickM11
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2788

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Enter the chief of ‘know-nothing’ comments on Biles from none other than Charlie Kirk: https://twitter.com/jasonscampbell/status/1420122875323985920?s=21 Charlie Kirk quit community college and had to go to the hospital after throwing out his back probably conducting a podcast lol https://www.daily...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1938

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Has the kid done anything positive towards native americans since then, to alleviate any doubts we might have ? Well... of course not. Doesn't Sandmann remind you of the smug little rich mama's boy we all hated in high school? He's rich now that's for sure, but thanks for personifying social justic...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1938

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

The judge in the case ruled that Sandmann's basis for the suits were "not supported by the plain language in the article, which states none of these things" he ruled. We know this already but they paid to settle after. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/washington-post-settles...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64789

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

What we confirmed today is that ‘blue lives matter’ to rank and file GOP only when talking like MAGA. It’s mind numbing to watch. To them, this is the blue life that matters: A woman was handcuffed on the ground when a police sergeant kicked her in the head https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/202...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 64789

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

If I was a business owner watching my store burn to the ground and others looted I would probably disagree with you. And you could file an insurance claim. Do we have that for a violent coup? We the taxpayers paid for the damage much like we the taxpayers paid for the fence and extra security follo...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1875

Re: Viral mutations: One giant Pitri Dish or 200 tiny labs?

That would be nice, but we haven't even eradicated Polio Types 1 and 3 yet. We've only ever managed to eradicate smallpox and bovine rinderpest. This virus is going to be a bigger challenge because it is a primarily mucosal virus and the spike protein is quite flexible, allowing for a wide range of...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Director of AZ audit barred from audit after sharing data that matches official tally
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Director of AZ audit barred from audit after sharing data that matches official tally

It'd be hysterical if it wasn't so pathetic and detrimental: Arizona GOP Audit Director Barred From Recount After Sharing Data Supporting Trump Loss "The Republican overseeing the controversial GOP-backed election audit in Arizona has reportedly been banned from entering the building where the ...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC
Replies: 51
Views: 1938

Re: New Documentary about the Nicholas Sandmann Confrontation in DC

Interesting the "speed over accuracy" angle in the article. It rears it's ugly head a lot like the Olympic park bombing and Duke Lacrosse case. There is also the other motive when it comes to "white privilege" I am glad CNN and the WaPo had to pay Sandmann. They paid him a chari...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3829

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

So basically no one should engage you in conversation since you are not willing to listen anyone else's opinion. Got it. Well here’s the thing…everyone is welcome to their own opinion. But if your opinion is absolute garbage, then no, people don’t have to listen to it. So if your idea is deportatio...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US
Replies: 58
Views: 3829

Re: Rep. Greene Says She Would Kick Chinese Out Of US

The one-sided, demeaning of any opinion other than your own attitude here shows why we have most of these problems in the first place. No one is listening to each other and the one side thinks they have the moral high ground over another. Do people really think that all Republican's are racists and...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 151
Views: 13015

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

It must be exhausting living in fear all the time. The right is in a constant state of panic and outrage. They’re terrified of an increasingly modern, diverse and complex world that they fail to grasp. Panic, no. This has nothing to do with being terrified of an "increasingly modern, diverse, ...

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