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by bgm
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No criminal left behind: Trump pardons kick into overdrive
Replies: 63
Views: 4355

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

“They got their day in court” Like this makes everything fine and dandy. You break the law you pay the consequences if you don't agree with that well then we will never agree. The fact that anyone would enjoy watching someone's "head explode" - whether literally or figuratively - speaks v...

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by bgm
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes you'd like for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1724

Re: Changes you'd like for 2021

How do you plan on A without even more mass death?

You can catch COVID more than once, so herd immunity without a vaccine isn’t really possible in 2021.

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by bgm
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No criminal left behind: Trump pardons kick into overdrive
Replies: 63
Views: 4355

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

Trump has left more criminals behind than any other president since 1900. So far Trump has only pardoned 43, compared to 212 for Obama, 189 for Bush, and 396 for Clinton. Only Bush Sr comes close to Trump with just 74 pardons. Oh, he’s just starting and has a month to go. How many pardons are for p...

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by bgm
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who should CA Gov. Newsom appoint to replace Sen. Harris??
Replies: 21
Views: 1356

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

I don't like her but she is as worthy her next term as McConnell is his. His party is imploding and they didn't have the strength to boot him to the curb either. Tugg You don't have a imploding party and pick up House seats. Especially CA house seats. The GOP are now tied to the disgusting circus t...

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by bgm
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US cyber attacks
Replies: 45
Views: 2938

Re: US cyber attacks

http://www.breakingthenews.net/news/details/54123296 Trump claim China is possible offender Trump’s claim is bonkers considering Pompeo and Senators from the intel committee have already clearly indicated all signs point to Russia. Yet again - why is he unable to go negative on Russia? They have so...

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by bgm
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will States That Are Refusing Stay at Home Orders do so Once Biden Gets in Office
Replies: 32
Views: 1593

Re: Will States That Are Refusing Stay at Home Orders do so Once Biden Gets in Office

It's very simple, and I don't understand why some don't seem to get it. The restrictions *buy us time* . In the US a lot of people blame the Trump administration, and I while I do agree that they do shoulder the blame in terms of poor messaging and lack of testing infrastructure, it really boils dow...

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by bgm
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3557

Re: DR Jill Biden

310,000 dead Americans and stratosphere’s obsessing about a title. Would he be doing this if she was a Republican? No. Thanks for keeping us updated on the big topics of the day over on planet Fox. Not just stratosphere—the entire GOP asylum. Can anyone remember anything the GOP has said about the ...

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by bgm
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary
Replies: 68
Views: 4169

Re: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

And yet still more qualified than 99% of the boot lickers in the Trump administration :checkmark: ...the Muslim/Transgender bans were definitely not identity politcs :roll: Sure, but the current administration is the antithesis of merit. In fact you'd need a dowsing rod and an electron microscope t...

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by bgm
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3557

Re: DR Jill Biden

One obvious inconsistency and contradiction from the Democrats or Liberals or Leftists defending Jill Biden, is how against is this title thing to the idea of 'inequality' and 'treating everyone fairly'. I thought meritocracy was bad, and we had to base people's worth on their color of the skin or ...

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by bgm
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

If a civil war breaks out he isn't leaving that is for sure. I would bet money he would be one of the first to bail. I think NIK is implying Trump would be the "General Lee" of it and "lead the oppressed to rise again". Can't you just see Trump on his horse ringing into Atlanta ...

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by bgm
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3557

Re: DR Jill Biden

stratosphere wrote:
Is it a big deal in the grand scheme of things? No. But you know being locked in during a pandemic I am finding more things to be nit picky about as are other people.


So perhaps the crux of the issue is more with you than others' use of titles?

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by bgm
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary
Replies: 68
Views: 4169

Re: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

I would have preferred a person with government and transportation related experiences. Just like with Granholm who IIRC is a lawyer by trade with little to no energy background but when you are an activist you don't need any experience. Pretty scary stuff. Granholm is just like Warrren, she totall...

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by bgm
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary
Replies: 68
Views: 4169

Re: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

And what transportation or infrastructure experience does he bring to government? None that I read in the link. Hell, I'm more qualified in that role than he is and I'm not qualified. Right schools, mgt consultant (no ability there) and short Navy career seeking to burnish his resume. Oh and mayor ...

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by bgm
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3557

Re: "DR" Jill Biden

Like I said, shows a lot about their confidence level when they have to be called a certain way just because it places you on a unique category of the rest of humans. I could care less if Michael wants to be called Dr. Michael because he did a PhD on some useless degree. Your irrational reaction to...

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by bgm
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The smell of flying!
Replies: 19
Views: 3239

Re: The smell of flying!

I'd imagine the wide range use of ground power vs APU reduce the exhaust emissions.

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by bgm
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

From a tweet 'How Trump Wins' https://twitter.com/Eyconik/status/1338228261483110403? Point 6. The Election Rejection - On January 6th Congress will convene to count the electoral votes. At this time the sitting VP, Mike Pence, has the ability to challenge by refusing to accept the votes from state...

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by bgm
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

https://twitter.com/ericfidler/status/1 ... 53312?s=21
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MAGA protesters in D.C. last night tore the Black Lives Matter banner off of D.C.'s oldest Black Methodist Church and burned it in the street.

https://twitter.com/ericfidler/status/1 ... 53312?s=21

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by bgm
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

United States is not an authoritarian states. Even if it is indeed better, it's simply wrong to force someone else to be better in the same way that it is wrong to tell people stop drinking alochol or tell people they should become "civilized" by following European tradition and culture. ...

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by bgm
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

bennett123 wrote:
Sure there are some fringe far right people out there as well.


What on earth would possibly give you that idea? :rotfl:

They're called the GOP.

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by bgm
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

This updated title reminds me of what the media has been doing. Let's reassure each other Joe is going to be President no matter what transpires. Are you trolling or high on the Trump kool-aid? Biden won the election. By quite a significant margin. Trump's lawyers, in each lawsuit, claim there is n...

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by bgm
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

The GOP of today are nothing but repulsive scum. Absolute scum. The cult of Trump has truly brought out the worst of the worst. To attack the democratic institutions that the US should be proud of, all because their cult leader lost? They're nothing but vile traitors. You literally can't get any mor...

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by bgm
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206084

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

One of the good things about this site is that I am able to set to "ignore" those posters that are obviously ill-educated about topics yet persist to pretend as if they are knowledgeable. Using volume to press a point versus knowledge. While they only expound pablum and conjecture with no...

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by bgm
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55210243


I’m sure there’s already a lawsuit filed to have the diagnosis overturned.
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scbriml wrote:
How will Trump’s legal challenge go now that Giuliani is in hospital with COVID-19? I guess a cynic would say it can only go better! :lol:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55210243


I’m sure there’s already a lawsuit filed to have the diagnosis overturned.

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by bgm
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official US Election thread

https://twitter.com/MarisaKabas/status/ ... 78080?s=08
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One of Team Trump's star witnesses in Michigan. Ok, first prize for guessing which substance she's high on. Any guesses?

https://twitter.com/MarisaKabas/status/ ... 78080?s=08

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by bgm
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Crown Season 4
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: The Crown Season 4

Anderson said she had to be careful with the voice as it could have easily slipped into caricature. Mrs Thatcher lowered her voice on advice, and without the use of a voice coach, apparently, and she may have even damaged her vocal chords in the process: In my opinion, she failed in that regard. Th...

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by bgm
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official US Election thread

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... money-back

Kind of stupid to donate that much money in the first place.
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Trump supporter who gave $2.5m to fight election fraud wants money back

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... money-back

Kind of stupid to donate that much money in the first place.

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by bgm
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump pardons Gen Flynn
Replies: 41
Views: 2575

Re: Trump pardons Gen Flynn

bgm I seem to recall him speculating that COULD pardon himself. Did that get resolved. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/11/one-word-bars-trump-pardoning-himself/617170/ In part, many believe that Trump's disproven claims of election fraud are just a ploy to run the clock that will eve...

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by bgm
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump pardons Gen Flynn
Replies: 41
Views: 2575

Re: Trump pardons Gen Flynn

Thankfully Trump cannot pardon himself, and even if he could, it would only be related to federal crimes. Hello, SDNY, he's all yours!

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by bgm
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The liberal's solution to rising crime in Seattle
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: The liberal's solution to rising crime in Seattle

maverick4002 wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
I never understood why one bad cop makes all of law enforcement bad but every city that is under siege has nobody to blame but themselves.


Are you talking about Bangkok? How is it over there?


I was wondering the same thing. How are the protests over there? Hope the move went smoothly!

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by bgm
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7411

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

stratosphere wrote:
Trump might be an A hole but at least he doesn't pretend to be something he's not.


He pretends to be everything he's not: a leader, competent, strong, intelligent, wealthy... need I go on?

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by bgm
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7411

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

Okie wrote:
Wow the Grand RE-OPENING of all the Benghazi Arms dealers is just 57 days away. Exciting times coming up. :roll:


Okie



Buttery males.

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by bgm
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206084

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

I am staying safe, and I will be vaccinated Me, too. I've been vaccinated my entire life without anything other than very mild side effects (I once had 4 vaccines at once so felt a bit yucky for the rest of the day but nothing serious). Even with some mild side effects, surely that is better than c...

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by bgm
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Both Major US Political Parties can win going forward
Replies: 38
Views: 2653

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

I agree with the part of democrats dropping their obsession with identity politics, he has a point there. Well, perhaps when the GOP stop discriminating against these minority groups then there won't be a need? Wild idea I know. Why do MAGAts insist on wearing red hats and waving Trump flags everyw...

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by bgm
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official Election thread

https://twitter.com/ASFleischman/status ... 7542474752

Getting MI and MO mixed up!


Minnesota is MN, not MO (Missouri) ;)
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GDB wrote:
In a typical Trumpian display of incompetence, or to be fair, just gross stupidity, even basic US geography eludes them as much as law;
https://twitter.com/ASFleischman/status ... 7542474752

Getting MI and MO mixed up!


Minnesota is MN, not MO (Missouri) ;)

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by bgm
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Trump like Quisling?
Replies: 35
Views: 1967

Re: Is Trump like Quisling?

Is the concept of free speech lost? He can say anything he wants, doesn’t make it so and it won’t at noon on Jan 20th, 2021. Except for his repeated calls to violence for his looney supporters. They're listening and 'standing by'. This may result in death, so yeah, words from the President do have ...

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by bgm
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4314

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

Trump is the first POTUS in more than a generation to not create or escalate a conflict. The neocons are hungry and demand to be fed. The Saudis are wanting to be placated again. This isn't tough stuff to see through if you've been paying attention. How about the conflict within the US? He's certai...

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by bgm
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official Election thread

After this year’s record voter participation I am predicting a very low voter participation in 2024. People will be too frustrated... Trump announced a big press conference today? The German press is not even reporting about it (... which is a good thing... but I am still curious...). So? :roll: ya...

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by bgm
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fake inauguration ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: Fake inauguration ?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Do you charge him rent for living in you?


$130,000 seems to be the going rate.

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by bgm
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official Election thread

So many myths that are still going around. The wise, intelligent, talented, gifted elite of this country has run this country down to the abyss. They have been ruling this country till all of the sudden uncontrollable and crazy Donald took the WH. That's why for 4 years we have seen the attacks by ...

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by bgm
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official Election thread

Georgia, a solidly red state, has gone blue. Yet, its swing state neighbors, Florida and NC have gone red.... I would have never come close to picturing something like that 4 years ago. What drove GA leftwards while its neighbors moved to the right? Getting suppressed voters out to vote. You can th...

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by bgm
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official Election thread

Ok, how about now being the time to invoke the 25th amendment before this vile piece of scum does any more damage? What is the substance of the 25th amendment, please? The Twenty-fifth Amendment (Amendment XXV) to the United States Constitution deals with issues related to presidential succession a...

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by bgm
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official Election thread

Ok, how about now being the time to invoke the 25th amendment before this vile piece of scum does any more damage?

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by bgm
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official Election thread

- Here is Clinton's complete concession speech, where she personally addresses her supporters multiple times https://www.vox.com/2016/11/9/13570328/hillary-clinton-concession-speech-full-transcript-2016-presidential-election - Karl Rove and John Bolton are terrible people ideologically but they are...

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by bgm
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Philadelphia Four Seasons
Replies: 18
Views: 2356

Re: The Philadelphia Four Seasons

The writers at Veep must be green with envy. Not in their wildest dreams could they come up with something as screwed up as this. :rotfl:

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by bgm
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official Election thread

I believe that Donald Trump will be our next President. https://everylegalvote.com/country The only way President Trump won’t be President is if he concedes the election, and that, will never happen. So stop watching the Fake News, and don’t let your heart be troubled, and live your life knowing th...

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by bgm
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official Election thread

Mostly because the people that pay attention to it, lack the education to ignore hyperbole, misdirection, propaganda, and marketing. This is the most misrepresented fallacy I see repeated. Do you not think there is somewhat of a trade off between uneducated urban voters and uneducated rural voters?...

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by bgm
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 206084

Re: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Thanks for the update, Doc. This is indeed very encouraging! Certainly some optimism (along with other events) that 2021 will better.

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by bgm
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105827

Re: Official Election thread

Curious as to what Trump's endgame is at this point. The margins in the swing states shared by a few posts above show that any recount isn't going to change the result. It's pretty appalling how the scummy GOP folks are going along with this. Their own election win is fine, but the President's someh...

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