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by Newark727
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 60
Views: 7951

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

I get what they're going for, but the new logo just kind of doesn't look like anything. Also they better not do plain white + colored tail, getting really sick of those.

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

demanding forms of ID that white voters are more likely to have I find it ironic and downright hypocritical that the same people who yell that our health care system should be like Canada's don't share the same thoughts on their Voter ID. To vote in federal elections you have to Identity yourself t...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

How are Black and Brown Americans being blocked access to the polls? Oh, lots of ways! Drawing new legislative districts to make minority votes count less, purging voter rolls for no good reason, moving or closing polling places in minority communities, demanding forms of ID that white voters are m...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

The filibuster is garbage. We've already decided that judicial appointments and budgets are too important to be filibustered, and impeachment and treaties require a larger majority already per the Constitution. So what's it for? What gets blocked? What legislation is so darned important to the digni...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 60
Views: 2003

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

I'm just glad I got to see Arizona's ex-DL 777. :D

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 133
Views: 9345

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

You have to get over that, Crimea is Russian territory now, just like it should have been at the collapse of the Soviet Union. It should never have been part of Ukraine. The real question must be asked why would Russia invade Ukraine, what benefits are there in invading? I don’t know any Russians w...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Requests Approval to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems
Replies: 28
Views: 6532

Re: FedEx Asks the FAA to Install Anti-Missile Systems

Installing systems for a third party perhaps?

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

He was tone deaf. For the media to think Republicans will allow him to be a candidate again is also being tone deaf. Er... how do they stop him? Who defeats Trump in a primary? Believe me, I'd like it just as much as you, but I don't see any mechanism for it at this early stage, barring Trump himse...

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 236
Views: 25403

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Bigb: Is there any concern about the dry ice producing enough carbon dioxide to cause breathing difficulties in the crew, procedures to prevent same? (Maybe that's the reason for the packs on high?) I'm thinking of that father and son who died a couple of years ago when they loaded their van up wit...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is this scaffolding for? (LAX)
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

What is this scaffolding for? (LAX)

I was shooting photos from Imperial Hill at LAX the other day, and there seemed to be this... thingamajig... next to the international terminal. (No, not the 787, the cargo container, or the truck.) I would've guessed that it has to do with a construction project but there's nothing else around ther...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1847

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

bohica wrote:
When I was around 4 or 5 years old, I thought when you flush the toilet in the lavatory, everything went out of the bottom of the airplane and just went splat on the ground.


I believe there are several different urban legends that exist on this basis. :D

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1847

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

Whenever I see the airline code "FR," my brain always says Frontier (F9) instead of Ryanair.

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Like I've said before, I didn't vote for Trump either time (Gary Johnson in 2016 and Biden in 2020) and consider the rioters in Washington as treasonous but I still don't think that they were "armed to the teeth". They had improvised weapons. The person who I responded to also said that t...

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Because impeachments the Speaker of the House previously pursued were not exactly in keeping with the standards of practice and jurisprudence observed heretofore? Trump and his allies have been complaining of horribly biased and partisan investigations against him continuously since before he even ...

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

This is very precisely put. What gets me is that I do not see or understand the motivation. Why do the GOP want to remove democracy? No one gets a better life. Why do people want a country or a society with harsh gradients and inequality? It makes everyone’s lifes unsafe and miserable. I guess I ju...

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 8279

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

Here in NY, there's usually a railroad emergency number and location identifier posted by crossings. Don't know if they have that in Cali. They do, but this might have unfolded too quickly for much to be done with that. I've been to Whiteman Airport; the tracks run parallel with the runway there, s...

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by Newark727
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Why, exactly, are we even talking about BLM and antifa? There's no reason to bring them up but to suggest at an equivalence - "their side does it too." Factually, this claim falls apart in detail - there's no great similarity to the Capitol rioters in either movement's motives or methods. ...

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian "Peacekeepers" flying to Kazakhstan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1766

Re: Russian

Putin's behavior the last few years would be very familiar to the 19th-century Tsars - sending the Russian Army over the border in as "policemen" to quell uprisings against some autocrat or another. It worked... for a while.

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou
Replies: 55
Views: 10789

Re: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou

Spacepope wrote:
Well that doesn’t look good for the airframe.


Given that it's a Tu-204 its value may have just increased. :duck:

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Not a Republican, but I think Biden won pretty convincingly. Not by a lot, but he won. As for people refusing to believe it, guess what. The number of Democrats who denied Trump's lawful election in Jan 2018 was probably also 70%. Have we forgotten that already? Uncomfortable memory? Meanwhile, in ...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Isn't that kind of the problem right there? Why is it so damn important to keep the crazies happy? It's election turnout, I didn't create it. Primaries are very fringe and the hard liners turn out and factor into who wins. Then you move back to the middle for the general. Don't look at me I want a ...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

This whole "you didn't disavow it so you can't lead" stuff is lame. Many members of the GOP have disowned it I mean the numbers kind of speak for themselves. You get what, 10 of 200 congressmen and three or four senators willing to go on the record? And every one of them has been spurned ...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Yes the actions of a few that day represent the whole party just like the actions of a few represent the whole Democratic Party. Politicians and media want this narrative to continue, I would hope that majority of people see through this, but apparently not evident here. The Republicans had more th...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New social media channel Truth Social
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: New social media channel Truth Social

Plenty of the protestors last summer were violent. Not "overthrow the government" violent but just as threatening in their own way. The comparison with the protests in summer 2020 is actually very instructive. "Defund the police" gained zero traction at the national level, and e...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/tu ... 88853.html

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To some, every person not named Trump is a RINO. Not that I like Cruz...


Nobody likes Cruz.
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johns624 wrote:
Tugger wrote:
I do love how Cruz is getting pwned over his statement. The Right loves to eat its own.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/tu ... 88853.html

Tugg
To some, every person not named Trump is a RINO. Not that I like Cruz...


Nobody likes Cruz.

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New social media channel Truth Social
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: New social media channel Truth Social

The bellicosity and access to power of the far right in American politics is, for the moment, unique. You don't need to condemn the far left at the same time - in fact it's better if you don't - because there simply isn't a comparable amount of weight behind it. AOC and Bernie can bend at best a sli...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "Moments ago" time stamp
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: "Moments ago" time stamp

Oh my goodness! This solved a problem that's been bugging me for years!

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 13622

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

TriJets wrote:
If you want to see scary, you should look inside an ER or ICU right now...


I have nothing but respect for the doctors, nurses, and techs who are dealing with this head on right now. Stay strong.

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8721

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Trump made one of his gravest errors in just sitting there and not acting to shut this riot down. Though I don't consider it an insurrection and more of a riot it should have been dealt with swiftly and with more deadly force. Any lawmaker D or R should be protected. If unauthorized individuals bre...

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 236
Views: 25403

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

So here's a question for the experts in here: where is Longtail Aviation actually from? I mean yeah, their planes are registered in Bermuda, but so are everybody's, where do they actually base their airplanes and have their offices?

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by Newark727
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 292
Views: 11486

Re: Australian Open 2022

No Serena? Has she retired or is she giving this one a miss? She has not officially retired but yes she is sitting out this tournament. She injured her hamstring at Wimbledon in July and hasn’t played since. Few people in tennis would be surprised if she has one more spirited run, but even fewer wi...

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Global 7500 LEGO model
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Global 7500 LEGO model

This is impressive! Good work!

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59030

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

If I recall correctly, this would be the third operator of the -7, with the others being WN and WS. I wonder if they are planning on going "all-in" on the 737s (and eventually ditch the A320 series) or if they are just ordering the -7 sub-fleet for the cheap price? By the number of seats,...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59030

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

Allegiant buying new planes? Next we'll have dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes
Replies: 26
Views: 1503

Re: Messy Theranos Verdict for Elizabeth Holmes

The MSM wanter her to be the next Steve Jobs but wasn't meant to be. Bye Felicia. She wanted to be the next Steve Jobs, down to purposefully imitating his mannerisms. She honestly sounds like a pretty strange person, but I guess this wouldn't have happened if she was all there. But if you're in the...

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 304
Views: 13622

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I would like to see some member of a health service, somewhere, come up with the number of deaths that lockdown causes, two years on I simply don't believe they do any good at all. Sorry, I'm wrong, they do do good, they benefit politicians, sparing them bad headlines. Covid deaths are measurable t...

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by Newark727
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The ethics of taking (and publishing!) pictures of aircraft and installations.
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: The ethics of taking (and publishing!) pictures of aircraft and installations.

Interesting set of questions. Apologies if this sounds like me thinking out loud, but I guess it kind of is. The way I feel is, I'm trying to take pictures of machines, not people, and the machines don't have privacy, the people do. But if it's impossible to get the photos of the machines without up...

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Need help with a research project
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Need help with a research project

Here's another site you could try, with some references for potential further research.

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Aviation Pictures Thread - 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Non-Aviation Pictures Thread - 2022

I like that last one a lot!

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by Newark727
Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week
Replies: 62
Views: 12845

Re: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week

In the opposite direction, a family member of mine flew from California to New York last night eastbound and got in an impressive hour and a half early.

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by Newark727
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Record Snowfall in the Western United States
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Record Snowfall in the Western United States

Hopefully this helps the reservoirs back up a little bit.

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by Newark727
Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Well I'm sure calling them "weenies" will bring them rushing to the light...

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by Newark727
Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sportsbook wars
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Sportsbook wars

During the MLB playoffs I found the Draftkings' ads' naked appeal to greed to be both distasteful and dishonest. It's also obtuse and hypocritical to keep denying Pete Rose the Hall of Fame for gambling when pushing gambling now makes up about two-thirds of the broadcast. Betting is of course one of...

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by Newark727
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

I doubt anyone with $1 billion dollars is stuffing in their king mattress. They’re investing it—venture capital on new inventions or businesses, in Muni bonds to pay for schools, roads, improvements (plus munis are tax exempt); Treasury bonds to support the US Government’s insatiable borrowing, all...

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by Newark727
Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 84
Views: 12432

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

Not bad, though it does have a weird resemblance to a soccer jersey.

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by Newark727
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

There’s an amendment process including a Constitutional Convention, so proceed to gather the requisite political consensus to act. Women devoted to ending drink (!) did it. That's the thing though - nearly everything about our current political and media landscape, from first-past-the-post voting t...

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by Newark727
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Order: up to 169x Airbus H160M Guepard for France.
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: Order: up to 169x Airbus H160M Guepard for France.

I had to go try to look it up, but I am not sure how old the Allouette III’s are for the French themselves. It first flew in ‘59 (in service a year later) and is still in production in India today (HAL). Is that the longest running helicopter product/derivative production line now? Incredible, with...

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by Newark727
Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Yeah, we were a democracy in the 18th century while most of Europe was still run by royalty. Now, any royalty left are just figureheads and most of Europe is a democracy. I'd say that we got it right well before all you "civilized' people. The U.S. was much more representative than most of the...

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by Newark727
Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

If we're going to stop the polarization and absolutism of American politics, centrism has to stand for something besides "conspicuously refusing to solve problems," and the Senate has to be something more than the place where legislation goes to die. Has Manchin got anything to offer us b...

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