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by Newark727
Mon May 16, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 1147

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

Sure doesn't fit the stereotype that you would expect. That's the beautiful thing about America! You might not grow up to one day become a millionaire or get elected President. But one thing is for sure, no matter your age, creed, gender, or ethnic origin, you, too, can grab a firearm and go postal...

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by Newark727
Mon May 16, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 140
Views: 5175

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

My question, if these folks doing these killings did not have easy access to guns, what would they use, or do we believe that if they cannot access guns they will simply let things go? In other countries, where they don't do mass killings with guns, they make suicide vests. There's no guarantee tha...

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by Newark727
Mon May 16, 2022 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 140
Views: 5175

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Virtual737 wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Shhhh! No sanity or fact allowed when trying to disparage America or Texas when it comes to guns. :sarcastic:


There is sanity in America or Texas when it comes to guns?


Not much fact either. The gun lobby hates it when people do research on this stuff.

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by Newark727
Mon May 16, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 1147

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

The shootings will continue until morale improves.

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by Newark727
Mon May 16, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 140
Views: 5175

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

A question would be, how could a sane person carry out something like this? More easily than you'd think, really. During the Katyn massacres a small number of NKVD officers killed something like 250 people every night, but it's not like any of them were madmen, in the sense that we'd normally defin...

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by Newark727
Wed May 11, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The GOP tanked a personal rights bill today in order to push religion over personal rights to abortion. https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/11/politics/senate-abortion-rights-vote-roe-v-wade/index.html "Once again -- as fundamental rights are at risk at the Supreme Court -- Senate Republicans have blo...

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by Newark727
Tue May 10, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

First, why does it need to be a national law? If your vision does in fact reflect the "vast majority of Americans" it will be reflected in the vast majority of state legislatures. This is unfortunately not true. Due to extreme gerrymandering and all sorts of voter restriction laws, the st...

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by Newark727
Tue May 10, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

AirWorthy99 wrote:
Methinks this subject of Roe is just a massive distraction attempt by the MSM and Democrats.


Must be working well. They had you talking about it for the last, what, five pages of this thread?

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by Newark727
Mon May 09, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 94
Views: 3371

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

af773atmsp wrote:
Not the first difficulty and won't be the last. Makes me wonder if Texas Central finally breaks ground if that will beat California HSR as the first true HSR operation in the US.


Texas sort of seems like it might be an easier place to do this. If nothing else, it's a bit flatter.

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by Newark727
Mon May 09, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues
Replies: 19
Views: 1369

Re: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues

For shortest, I'll throw in my vote for Chiriaco Summit:
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:D

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by Newark727
Sun May 08, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

alberchico wrote:
https://mobile.twitter.com/ElectionWiz/status/1523097567424307208

If Roe v Wade is overturned, the justices who voted to repeal it will require round the clock security. There's going to be a massive wave of anger directed at them.


Oh no. Who could have possibly foreseen this. :bored:

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by Newark727
Sun May 08, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The left looooooooves judicial overreach! (Undoes sixty years' worth of public policy and prior court decisions, many of which were 7-2, 6-3, etc., in a single opinion)

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by Newark727
Sun May 08, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The same as with Roe - judges finding "rights" that aren't there. A liberal politician says states should be able to ban assault rifles. A liberal judge says no "right" to assault rifles exists. "It's fine, liberals don't say they want to ban assault rifles" - literall...

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by Newark727
Sun May 08, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 118
Views: 7794

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

We can talk about Russia moving closer to Europe in the future when it's not starting wars in Europe in the present. Essentially, Sweden and Finland have a greater obligation to what is than what might be, in my opinion.

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by Newark727
Sun May 08, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Please show me where he says he wants to see states ban contraception use. I'll wait. Mmmmkay, what then is the implication in claiming that the Griswold decision was wrong? I'll wait as well. The same as with Roe - judges finding "rights" that aren't there. A liberal politician says stat...

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by Newark727
Sun May 08, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

EA CO AS wrote:
casinterest wrote:
Abortions are rare. So please keep going.


Rarer still are abortions due to rape, incest, or a threat to the mother's life.


To which I say so what, given that Republicans have now stopped even providing exemptions for such cases with their most recent legislation.

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by Newark727
Sun May 08, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

This whole insistence on "living with consequences" for unprotected sex is utterly risible when you look at the number of far greater sins that can be and are committed without any reproach by anyone. You can have your "consequences" for women once we're done providing consequenc...

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by Newark727
Thu May 05, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

And here comes Louisiana in their quest to abuse women. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/05/05/louisiana-abortion-bill-would-make-crime-murder/9656102002/ — A Louisiana legislative committee on Wednesday advanced a bill to make abortion a crime of homicide in which the mother or thos...

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by Newark727
Thu May 05, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

It's not about life, it is about control. If it were about life, to paraphrase someone out in cyberspace, there would be 20 more kids graduating from Sandy Hook. These far right wing evangelicals want to control women and gays and trans people and minorities. Look at the outrage from Republicans la...

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by Newark727
Thu May 05, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosm ... tality.htm
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If being "pro-life" meant more than putting a bumper sticker on your car and voting Republican, maybe we'd have better infant mortality rates in the places where such sentiments are widespread?
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosm ... tality.htm

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by Newark727
Thu May 05, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

So essentially this ruling suggests that abortions rights such as they are, should be reflected at the federal level appropriate, namely the states. Unless the clerk skyservice_330 quoted is right: - It talks about fetuses being people as a matter of ancient law (teeing up idea that fetuses are con...

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by Newark727
Thu May 05, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I really don't understand the US justice system. How could the Supreme Court overturn another Supreme Court ruling? Shouldn't the ruling be final and binding once it has been made? Also, why the hell would you allow Supreme Court justices to have a life term? Why can't it be amended so that Supreme...

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by Newark727
Wed May 04, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence
Replies: 56
Views: 13810

Re: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence

I wonder if these winglets have a designed fail point when overstressed. These winglets are most likely CFRP with a metal leading eage. It wouldn't be unprecedented. The Grumman F8F Bearcat had wingtips designed to break away at a certain point when the airframe exceeded g limits, and that was in 1...

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by Newark727
Wed May 04, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

While we're discussing convenience, I think it's worth pointing out just how convenient it is to be pro-life. People who advocate for the disabled, for veterans, for racial and sexual minorities, for the homeless - they take part in a dialog. They have to understand that maybe things aren't as simpl...

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by Newark727
Wed May 04, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Is anything much done in the US to reduce the abortion rate, noting that the lowest rates are in countries where abortion is legal? No. The actual goal is to punish women for having sex. Remember that Roe v. Wade only really became a rallying point after the battle to keep schools racially segregat...

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by Newark727
Tue May 03, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

They should just release the ruling ASAP. That's it end of story. If anything changes from here to the announcement, its done, the justice system is broken. And therein lies one theory as to why this was leaked by a conservative clerk, and not a liberal - To intimidate the conservative justices int...

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by Newark727
Tue May 03, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23672

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I suspect that the slow-burn crisis of legitimacy for SCOTUS is about to become a fast-burn crisis.

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by Newark727
Mon May 02, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do Russians think of Putin now?
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Re: What do Russians think of Putin now?

I've been reading some takes elsewhere that what we may be seeing is Putin's cynical, thuggish attitude towards government is a two-sided coin. He's done such a good job convincing Russians that everything is a lie and nothing can change, that when he actually needs the country to pull through with ...

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by Newark727
Mon May 02, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7031

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Kapernick protested in a way that was completely peaceful, injured nobody, required no police intervention, and cost no one any money or property. Supposedly, after George Floyd in 2020, that's how we're supposed to protest, right? And yet no one on the right ever toned down their histrionic rhetori...

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by Newark727
Mon May 02, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2809

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

NIKV69 wrote:
Not nearly as despicable as allowing everyone to enter this country illegally with no questions asked simply because 7 out of 10 them will vote for you. It's sick actually.


LOL what

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by Newark727
Sun May 01, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 59
Views: 3235

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

I found this article in the New York times kind of interesting, and maybe somewhat illustrative as to why gun control is such a frustrating issue to discuss. It seems like you have to have basically everyone doing it, because even a tiny number of dishonest or inattentive brokers can get a lot of gu...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Junkers JU-52 NG planned
Replies: 53
Views: 9049

Re: Junkers JU-52 NG planned

Who's the launch customer? SCADTA? Imperial Airways? Panair do Brasil? Transcontinental and Western Air? Det Danske Luftfartselskab?

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 10040

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Apparently there's some kind of non-disparagement clause in the deal. And well, Elon isn't very good at not disparaging things. I don't know, like everything related to social media it's all incredibly dumb.

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by Newark727
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 121
Views: 12674

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

MTG is one of those people who's scary because she's incapable of discerning between fantasy and reality -- by her own words she "allowed" herself to be convinced of things that weren't true regarding QAnon...how do we know her fervency regarding "The Big Lie" isn't similar? She...

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by Newark727
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 10040

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Twitter should just remove or ban content that is against the law. That's the standard by which Twitter/FB and others should stick with. Not some made up as we go along and to who I don't like kind of standards. Hopefully this will be the future. And if anyone doesn't like it, go build your own twi...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 194217

Re: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread

Seems like a bit of an about-face. Perhaps indicating greater confidence in NGAD?

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 173
Views: 10040

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

This is the dumbest goddamn thing

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by Newark727
Sat Apr 23, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing E-4B Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 6991

Re: Air Force says E4B replacement needs 4 engines

Or some well looked after A380s. :stirthepot: What happened to the Qantas 747-438ER planes? Are they still stored in one piece? Would those be suitable - slightly longer range on those. 747-8 from an airline that doesn’t require them seems possible. I think the QF ERs got harvested for their engine...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing E-4B Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 6991

Re: Air Force says E4B replacement needs 4 engines

There's one that just landed in Arizona! The Saudi VIP frame that wasn't taken up.

Link to the article though?

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 121
Views: 12674

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

Every accusation is an admission from these people. Every single one.

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5527
Views: 354869

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The Mig-29 would be wasted doing ground attacks. At a ratio of 1 to 10, they would not stand much of a chance trying to attack Russian troops with Russian planes in the area. The best way to use the Migs is to harass Russian planes and helo during their own attack runs. by There have been some repo...

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN+ will shut down at the end of April
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: CNN+ will shut down at the end of April

I feel like part of the reason that the first few streaming services took off was that there weren't all that many of them. You could pretty much use Netflix or Hulu as a one-stop shop. Now that every Tom, Dick, and Harry has their own separate streaming service to pay for monthly, a lot of that con...

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5308

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Thought: if we need women to carry babies to term because consequences , it should also be illegal to treat syphilis. After all, that's a consequence of sex too, right? Weird how nobody seems to be calling for this. WOW, you literally just called a baby a disease and compared them to syphilis. Did ...

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5308

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Thought: if we need women to carry babies to term because consequences, it should also be illegal to treat syphilis. After all, that's a consequence of sex too, right? Weird how nobody seems to be calling for this.

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by Newark727
Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5308

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

I don’t know if that's when life begins or not, but let's not pretend that pregnancies just happen. Besides immaculate conception or rape, they were a willing participant in sex. Pregnancy is a consequence of sex and sometimes we have unwanted consequences. Well I appreciate your honesty. Most of t...

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by Newark727
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5308

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

What about those who think life begins at conception and nothing to do with religion? Okay, so there's conception, and then what? For instance, Oklahoma rings in at a resounding 32nd among the states in infant mortality. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/infant_mortality_rates/infant_mortal...

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by Newark727
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson: The End of Men
Replies: 16
Views: 1700

Re: Tucker Carlson: The End of Men

Please heed the advice of medical professionals regarding your testicles, not Tucker Carlson.

This has been another edition of "public service announcements that shouldn't need to exist."

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5308

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

Good for you but she is a liberal vote replacing another liberal vote and was simply a campaign pay back favor. 6-3 is still a nice right leaning court. :wave: Not nice at all - it's a crisis of legitimacy waiting to happen. The public's trust in SCOTUS has been sliding continuously since Bush v. G...

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by Newark727
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5308

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

I am not the one picking and choosing. I think it should all be legal it's you who don't feel the same way. Let's keep that in perspective. You want abortion legal? Then lets have legal drugs, guns and prostitution. It's all great until all of a sudden we can't have guns. It's such hypocrisy. Is yo...

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