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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A day that will live in ignominy
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: A day that will live in ignominy

Today (May of 2019). I'm booked on DL155 which leaves BOS at 2:50, and I am done at Hertz at 2:00pm. It's a 45-minute wait to check yes CHECK A SINGLE BAG. This is why you arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight. My experience with car drop-offs is that you pull up, they inspect the fuel t...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 24, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?
Replies: 16
Views: 1712

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

If BoJo becomes PM, I predict he'll find out that a clean break from the EU is not as easy as he thinks, and if he does deliver and breaks from the EU without a deal, my guess is that once that's done and the issues start piling up, he'll resign. To me it doesn't seem like he's interested in actuall...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rain, Rain Go Away
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: Rain, Rain Go Away

We in WA could use some of that rain. It's been pretty dry out here...unusual for the PNW. Then again, with a negative ENSO phase (aka. El Niño), there is some correlation to the rain pummeling the Plains since the jet stream is further south and straighter than usual. Perhaps this is God's way of r...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 24, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?

For Presidential elections, I think the electoral college should be modified, but not to the extent some propose. First, each State needs a bipartisan panel to draw the districts. Each State already gets one elector for each member of the House and one for each Senate seat. If your house district g...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 58
Views: 1436

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

Ah, but that's why he doesn't want to release his tax info. Remember that even AFTER Obama released his Birth Certificate there were still conspiracy theories that it was doctored! Democrats will never be satisfied. They will continue to probe and delve into any aspect of Trump they can that they t...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 23, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?

Some states for state an local office have 'run-off' elections to deal where a candidate gets less than 50%. And in that case, Rank Choice Voting is not needed because a subsequent election asks voters to select between two candidates. RCV incorporates this so that a separate election is not needed...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 58
Views: 1436

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

Maybe because part of the bedrock of the United States is that you don't have to prove your innocence? Just a thought. I see. So the "innocent until proven guilty" only applies to people who YOU think are worthy of it. I'll expect to see your indignation with the "Lock her up" c...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?

But the Con is you have a situation like Maine where the guy who won the election had fewer votes. But then again, the electoral college did the same thing with the last election as well. That's not a con. That's a plus. The Republican got the most votes but not an majority. It means a majority did...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 58
Views: 1436

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

LOLs. The Dems promised they would accept the findings of the Mueller report. Well it didn't go the way they planned so they reneged on that with lightning speed. No. What they got was a redacted form of the report. They still haven't seen access to the full, unredacted report. Considering that the...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 47
Views: 1942

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

A thread was started recently just to make fun of Putin tripping over after an ice-hockey match; wow! Non Av has become quite a sad place but there is some great reading for those looking for a laugh. So how is this anti-Trump? It's very simple logic: Is subject aviation related? If not, is the sub...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion
Replies: 16
Views: 1092

Re: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion

Also wished Leslie Winkle would have returned, but I think the producers were afraid of the "Roseanne" connection after what happened with that show. Possibly why Sheldon's mother (Laurie Metcalf) was not present at the Nobel ceremony. Leslie was one of my favorite temporary characters. I...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 22, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion
Replies: 16
Views: 1092

Re: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion

I stopped watching at around season 5-6. It just kinda lost its way, but I did tune in to the finale. I believe it was an excellent ending (though I will agree that Sheldon's redemption should have been longer). I view the finale as an open ended item: Sheldon and Amy achieved peak recognition. For ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 30
Views: 1632

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

FOX news does spin things to the right, but they do not promote completly false narritives like MSNBC/CNN does. 2 1/2 years of bold faced lies and half truths from MSNBC/CNN should tell you something. Oh yes. Because when Benghazi and Email-gate were happening, Fox News only gave it minimal air tim...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 20, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 169
Views: 18958

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

It's the same thing I fault WN on: deploy more seat power and I wouldn't care whether it's Wifi or PTV. But to think that a small device can last 3-4 hours without charging it is ridiculous. Devices are now being sold with more battery life, but they assume regular usage and not extended. It's quite...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 30
Views: 1632

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Fox News is the only fair and balanced network out there (don't take my word for it - look at this Harvard study: https://shorensteincenter.org/news-coverage-donald-trumps-first-100-days/ ), so naturally Democrats want nothing to do with them. They are only interested in networks where they control...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat May 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 25
Views: 1291

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

If you're gonna send something to the Sun, it might as well be a one-way trip. There wouldn't be nearly enough capacity or fuel power to launch all our garbage into space. Someone may suggest sending it to Venus. The garbage would incinerate long before it even reached the surface, but again, reusab...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat May 18, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carnival Fantasy-class ships
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Carnival Fantasy-class ships

Fascination and Imagination were based in San Juan way back in the day, doing southern Caribbean cruises (one departed Saturday, and the other Sunday). Then Carnival Destiny took their place and stuck there for years. I believe Carnival Triumph then showed up, and I have not kept up with which other...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage

this legislation achieves 95% of their goals, but there is still ground to be made in areas such as adoption rights. And this is why certain places see success while others are still stuck. I'd rather take 90% of what I want than to throw it away because I didn't get 100%. No doubt there will be ac...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes

Have you seen all the demonstrations by tech firms on how easily our systems can be hacked? Or none? A system is only as good as its weakest point. It why some databases can withstand, detect, prevent, and foil penetration while others don't. But I dare any cyber expert to attempt to hack to the la...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 17, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Richard Clarke Says There's 'No Way To Know' If Russians Changed Votes

I don't believe the Russians changed the vote, as in being able to hack into voter machines or state SoS websites to change the tally. The voting machines are not connected to the network (or are not supposed to be) and in many places, the machine collects the paper ballots to prove its vote tally. ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: Decision time for time off

I have a solution - take your folks on a cruise out of SJU. They're dirt cheap from there and last I'd heard, cruise lines were required to allow locals a much lower rate than the general public gets. Have them look at a cruise on Royal Caribbean to get an idea of the prices they'd pay, and then lo...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 311
Views: 11257

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

How many abortions are cases like that, as compared to evil people who just do not want to live up to the consequences of their actions? 0.1%? Half that? So your solution is to force the woman to bring a pregnancy to term (all on her own, no leave, no insurance, no government assistance) and once t...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 311
Views: 11257

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Some of these people are just hypocrites. AL was the height of it; lawmakers expect the law to be struck down and battle to the SCOTUS, which is what they want. Of course, they're taking a gamble. Unless a liberal justices passes away before arguments are made, Roe is still safe. Roberts has always ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 311
Views: 11257

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

One day, many moons from now, people will look back at this period in history the same way we look back at Nazi Germany today and wonder how it was possible for a group of people who consider themselves so enlightened and morally superior to everyone to condone the dehumanizing and wholesale slaugh...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 5350

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Trump poked the beehive. He's seeing the bees swarm and is sticking his arm out so he can say "see? the bee stung me so we must exterminate the hive". Everything was going according to plan. Withdrawing from the agreement and reimposing sanctions is an act of aggression, one that was not n...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 5127

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

A bit of self-gloss, but also open invite for folks in case they wanna meet up: I've booked two more cruises. I'm gonna try to be loyal to NCL. I'll try to get as high as Platinum on their loyalty chart before I consider trying other cruise lines...I need 66 more points. 1. Norwegian Bliss - 7 day r...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 16, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tim Conway - Comedic genius is gone
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Tim Conway - Comedic genius is gone

The man truly was a comic genius. How he tried to break Harvey Corman on all skits they were a part of is legendary. I miss that kind of comedy. I wonder what Spongebob will do as a tribute. I don't know if I could watch that..... They'll probably phase out his character instantly (MM and BB retired...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3163

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

Did you know if an airline employee boards a passenger to the US who is NOT eligible to be here, or have the proper paperwork, the airline *must* pay for transportation BACK to the point of origin? Did you know that an airline doesn't know what a person's intentions are and that if the person prese...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 14, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 52
Views: 9432

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1 In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights. In a similar fashion, HP/US had suc...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21546

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Oh well, only down ~2.4%, DJIA will be up 10k if only the Feds reduce the rate back down to 0% anyway. :duck: Let's reduce the rate to 0% and watch how inflation becomes hyperinflation...all for a gain in the stock market. And then: 1. "Nobody knew the stock market could be so complicated"...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1942

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

My guess is that it could be the IRGC or the Basij, independent forces that can act without formal approval from the Iranian central government.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21546

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

I'm expecting to read a Tweet or a statement with the words "Nobody knew trade wars could be so complicated".

DJIA down over 600 points (2.3%) and the NASDAQ also down about 3% as of the time of writing.

Trump was right: I'm tired of the winning.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon May 13, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase

They tried that in 2016 and look how far that got them. Trump and the Republicans were able to bury them with the whole "Trump digs coal"-mantra and the mythic "War on coal" talking points. Democrats didn't go far enough. To his credit, Trump held events in Appalachia (a region ...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun May 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase

People’s fears about job losses are greatly exaggerated. Yes, coal jobs and oil sector jobs would decline, but that would be offset by jobs in renewable energy research and operations. The main problem with many Americans is that because they don’t have the required education, they would be left out...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun May 12, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"
Replies: 16
Views: 857

Re: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"

On the flip side, yes, what Putin is doing is somewhat narcissistic. On the other hand, can you imagined Trump even able to score 8 goals in hockey even if his opponent just stands there? Hack, can you imagine Trump doing any sport for more than 5 seconds? It's a good thing Trump is not trying to g...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun May 12, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: Decision time for time off

From a value perspective I find the $1300 goes way further on the Alaska cruise than a trip to my parents': I don't know how old are either you or your parents and what kind of relationship you have, but there will be cruises in 5, 10 or 20 years (especially with more and more obscene mega-cruisesh...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 10, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21546

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

China tariffs went into effect. Trump apparently doesn't think we need to rush a deal. The stock market ended the day on a relatively higher note, but I think it will go down heavily on Monday. In addition: 1. He keeps insisting that tariffs are pouring money into the Treasury (hint: it's not). 2. W...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1973

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

Ah, but remember. It's only OK for THEM to discriminate, not for us regular people. If we choose to boycott, we're oppressors because we're infringing on "his 'God-given' right to discriminate".

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by einsteinboricua
Fri May 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 5127

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

I gotta say, I'm kinda ticked off at the fact that NCL's Joy is different than her sister ships: Bliss and Escape. I get the whole thing about designing a ship for another market but then it should have been a ship in its own class (or subclass). Carnival Sunshine (I hate that name and still prefer ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 09, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power
Replies: 33
Views: 2244

Re: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power

That's would make it 270-268 (in another word, bare victory). Throw in a state like FL where Trump barely won (by 1.2%, 112911 votes), or possible swing states like AZ and IA, and it's game over for Trump. Well, remember. Statewide, he won 306. During the final tally, 2 electors defected, which mak...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu May 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power
Replies: 33
Views: 2244

Re: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power

She got 4.5% more votes than Trump, yet he got 34.5% more electoral votes than her, beating her in a landslide. I like how 304 EC votes are considered a landslide from people who refuse to accept that 304 is hardly a large victory many other elections. Trump should take solace in that his win, for ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 5127

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

As a European I don’t really the fascination for cruises. To me it’s something you do when you’re 60+. Have you even tried one? There are cruises that are definitely geared towards the older crowd, some for the middle crowd, and some for the younger, but in general, all cruises offer something for ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5244

Re: trumps losses in business.

If you’re in commercial real estate and can’t show losses for tax purposes, you’re in the wrong business. GF Let me use aviation analogy: crashing a plane once due to pilot error is understandable if it's the only instance you have on an otherwise spotless record; crashing various planes year after...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed May 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3563

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

I find it more amazing that people think Nadler is a tyrant for actually doing his job but give McConnell a pass for failing to do his job of scheduling hearings for a SCOTUS nominee. I'm also even more amazed that people parrot Trump's claim about how he's the most transparent president ever, yet d...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21546

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

hashtagconfused wrote:
and as long as it is for legitimate legislative purpose then they should.

The law does not allow wiggle room. So I wouldn't be surprised if the SEC is turning a blind eye.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21546

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

i would hope the SEC is somehow tracking if he company or associates have any large stock moves that coincide with his threats. And we expect Treasury to comply with Congressional requests as stipulated by law and for the Justice Department to enforce law, yet we've seen evidence that neither agenc...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21546

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

hashtagconfused wrote:
why is it ok for the hilton to make money but not trump.

Psst...no one in the Hilton family is occupying a high level government position or having foreign entities court favor with them by booking at their properties.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 86
Views: 6953

Re: Airliners.net dating

vikkyvik wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
If there are any gays in the Seattle area, feel free to let me know.


There are gays in the Seattle area. You're welcome.

And there are women everywhere, yet the purpose of the thread is finding a.netters open to date.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue May 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21546

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

If he had fully divested himself, this thought wouldn't even cross my mind. It would have, just with some other rational - it's ok to admit that. I think it's a valid question to ask. Well, let's put it this way. If he had divested himself from his holdings, the thought would have been whether he's...

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