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by einsteinboricua
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netanyahu projected to lose election
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Netanyahu projected to lose election

Israeli politics are about to get very interesting! Netanyahu was desperate to win - and would promise anything - so he might get a Parliamentary majority, then quickly pass laws protecting himself from the corruption charges pending against him. The voters apparently saw through this, and the oppo...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netanyahu projected to lose election
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Netanyahu projected to lose election

So is it just the Parliament elections that are occuring? Even if Bibi's party loses power, he will still be PM, right? 1. Yes, it's elections to the Knesset. 2. Not necessarily. The president of Israel convenes the parties that made it to the Knesset and selects a person based on the recommendatio...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netanyahu projected to lose election
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Netanyahu projected to lose election

After April's election resulted in deadlock, with one party being kingmaker and refusing to join Netanyahu's coalition, elections were called for September. Unofficial results are being reported as Netanyahu's Likud party came in second place, with opposition Blue and White coming in with a slightly...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 35
Views: 1037

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

Hadn't seen that. But, you guys are offended by everything. Latinx= bull poop. People are too easily offended these days as most of these threads demonstrate. I don't know who you're referring to because I am precisely bringing up how a non-Hispanic is clutching his pearls at the lack of use of Lat...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 35
Views: 1037

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

In Spain, their solution to a gender-neutral suffix is o use the @ when written. "¡Buenas tardes, [email protected]!" But pronounced it would be "chicos y chicas" I used to do that too (in chat, because formal writing frowns upon it), but in formal settings I've learned to use 3rd person p...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 35
Views: 1037

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

Then there's the separate section for Hispanic or non-white Hispanic. It is a mess and it certainly isn't getting any better. Well, the problem with Hispanic/Latino is that the US Census refuses to recognize either as a race. After having a DNA test done, I have no choice but to mark that I am Whit...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 35
Views: 1037

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

I'm curious, what makes Haitians Latino? From Google: A gene pool test of Haiti found its people are 95.5% Sub-Saharan African, 4.3% European, and traces of East Asian. http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/haiti-population/ From Google: La·ti·no noun (in North America) a person of Latin Ameri...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 35
Views: 1037

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

Had a conversation at work about this. Hispanic is probably not the best choice of words when naming this month as it implies that it is for Spanish speakers only. Latino is incorrect as it omits Spain. So it is just another month to covet your heritage if you care about it at all. The celebration ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 35
Views: 1037

SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

So, today is the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a month meant to celebrate achievements made by the Latin American community in the US. The CFO of my company sent out a message and on the internal networking site, SJWs (Social Justice Warriors) began complaining about the message because...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

How exactly are Indianapolis or Columbus considered dying cities? Apologies. I meant to say "regions", as in regions where population growth is stagnant or below the national average, still have low(er) costs of living, and have the infrastructure to support HQ2. The MW and the NE are sta...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Earth K2-18b
Replies: 26
Views: 848

Re: Super Earth K2-18b

A Super Earth, K2-18b, found 4 years ago orbiting it's Red Dwarf sun (a year -- 33 days) in the constellation Leo is the 1st non-gaseous (rocky planet) were water vapors are confirmed in it's atmosphere and it resides within the habitable zone of it's parent star (moderate temperatures) From the Wi...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

The problem is millennials don't want to live in Nowheresville amongst the hayseeds, they want to live in SEA, NYC, BOS, NoVa, etc. My generation is one that, unfortunately, wants to have their cake and eat it too. They want to live in the big cities, but complain about not being able to make ends ...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1905

Re: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread

I think Marianne Williamson was sorely missed in that debate. Ah yes...Ms. Let's use mind power to divert a hurricane...sorry. I think you have the wrong party. https://www.meme-arsenal.com/memes/efcec3dba0ece608400726636ccaa89f.jpg Dear comrades do NOT despair! There is still hope. This is almost ...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1905

Re: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread

extender wrote:
Not talking about pins, talking about the stage of the debate. You guys are wrapped up way too tight.

What do I care about a flag in the background? Since when is a stage covered in flags evidence of how much someone loves the country?

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

Jeff Gilbert, having done what he's done to Detroit this past decade, launched a fierce campaign to get Amazon to set up there. I think what kept it off of the short list is that the area simply does not have the human resources Amazon needs. Fair point, but it doesn't mean it can't help the city r...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NC GOP override budget veto with surprise vote on 9/11
Replies: 36
Views: 1399

Re: NC GOP override budget veto with surprise vote on 9/11

.the other 50 simply chose not to attend." To say that 50 Democrats "chose" to not attend means that they knew a vote would be held at 0830 but decided it wasn't worth their time. For starters, the majority of them were in the basement of the House working on redistricting maps. Seco...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1905

Re: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread

There is no winning with you people. If they had worn flags, you all would be complaining they are made in China and why are these nobodies supporting China. If they had worn flags, the complaints would be that they wore too little flags. For the party conventions next summer, Democrats will go fir...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1905

Re: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread

Who are these people? Sad is to not see a single American flag. These people wanting to be President, hate this country. They have no love for it. Power hungry ineptocrats. It's funny that even when the media puts out headlines over nothing, YOU don't see them. The Hill, in particular, was all over...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

Don't agree with her on a lot of stuff, but she is spot on with this. There is no reason to be wasting taxpayer dollars by subsidizing a mega-cooperation and further congesting the area and jacking up the already sky-high cost of living when the money could be better used for hundreds of things. A ...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

Because AOC doesn't want them there. She is the reason Amazon ditched NYC. Too bad for her, Amazon's current office in NYC is NOT in her district so Jeff Bezos and others have no need to pay attention to her. And their office has been there long before AOC entered the scene. I'm not talking about a...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

johns624 wrote:
The most important question is whether it will have an observation deck and what the admittance fee will be.

And what makes it significant.

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1905

Re: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread

Biden may be old, but so is Trump, and he still won. Americans aren't going to vote against someone just because they are old, particularly when the options are old person one versus old person two. What I find hilarious about the progressive wing of the Democrats is that the wing says Biden is too...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon's Second Headquarters
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Amazon's Second Headquarters

Will the New York City portion of Amazon's second headquarters be consolidated in Northern Virginia. The better question to ask is why would they. Why would they get rid of their footprint in NYC? Wall Street is there. It also makes for a nice tech center. Not all companies have to consolidate all ...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1905

Re: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread

We don't have to educate you on Trump's positions. He makes them well known. Please. If anything, I'd say he's the subject of Katy Perry's Hot N Cold: 1. Fiscally conservative while blowing up the deficit. 2. Christian that hasn't been seen at church (even on Sundays) 3. "Hard worker" tha...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NC GOP override budget veto with surprise vote on 9/11
Replies: 36
Views: 1399

Re: NC GOP override budget veto with surprise vote on 9/11

Two Democrats were at a 9/11 memorial. The rest just chose not to show up. There is evidence that the chairman of the House Rules, Calendar, and Operations committee told the minority leader there would be no votes during the morning. The few Democrats there were so that a quorum could be establish...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 1381

Re: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!

I don't see the correlation between "want" and "considering". Isn't it the French who want? Don’t you get tired of defending that piece of garbage? You have this all wrong. You see, conservatives demand that everyone obey, respect, and support the president if the GOP is in powe...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 1381

Re: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!

He insists Iran wants to talk, but if I were in Iran's government, what incentive do I have to talk to someone that tore up an agreement negotiated by his predecessor, especially when 3rd party inspectors affirmed that the country was meeting its commitment? Why hasn't anyone in the White House or C...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 1905

Re: 9/12 Democratic Debate Thread

I'm still waiting for the field to narrow down before I watch a debate. That means, per RCP Polls latest aggregate, the debate stage should be occupied by Biden, Warren, Sanders, Harris, Buttigieg, O'Rourke, and Booker, with Yang and Klobuchar offering the alternate POVs. Eventually, the 5th debate ...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NC GOP override budget veto with surprise vote on 9/11
Replies: 36
Views: 1399

Re: NC GOP override budget veto with surprise vote on 9/11

The statewide justification is a lottery vote back in 2005, when two senators went home so they could claim they never voted for the lottery to their constituents. However this vote was a disgrace for the GOP on multiple levels and highlights an inability to compromise or work across the aisle. Rea...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facts On Gun Violence In America
Replies: 20
Views: 775

Re: Facts On Gun Violence In America

There are far more deaths by guns, then there are by diving boards, yet it costs an arm and a leg to insure a diving board. More deaths by cars, where are your cries to ban them? A car's primary purpose is to transport people from point A to point B. By that logic, after 9/11, we should have banned...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facts On Gun Violence In America
Replies: 20
Views: 775

Re: Facts On Gun Violence In America

Of course you do. Do you agree with voter ID laws to vote? Lots of rights have rules and limits etc. that go with them. Rights are not unfettered. You need to prove you are eligible to vote. Just like you need to prove you are eligible to own a firearm. Which one is it? Because all we ever hear fro...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facts On Gun Violence In America
Replies: 20
Views: 775

Re: Facts On Gun Violence In America

The same Republicans are talking about banning vape pens because of the health risk but refuse to do anything about guns which have a health risk. The Tobacco Lobby finally has the means to revive and invest money into politician coffers, and their foothold is getting rid of e-cigarettes and vaping...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 1381

Re: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!

I don't see the correlation between "want" and "considering". Isn't it the French who want? The fact that Trump is even considering this shows how far off a cliff he's gone. Hammer Obama for giving $150B of Iran's money back (and lie about it by saying it was taxpayer's money), ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor
Replies: 48
Views: 1693

Re: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor

I hope he tweets and confirms this so we can find footage of him complaining about how Obama gave Iran $150B in cash (money that was Iran's regardless).

And I hope during the presidential debates (or townhalls if Trump refuses to show up) he's hammered by the double standard.

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NC GOP override budget veto with surprise vote on 9/11
Replies: 36
Views: 1399

Re: NC GOP override budget veto with surprise vote on 9/11

The schedule didn't show a vote until 11am. The 9 Democrats that were there were all the 55 members of the GOP needed to enact the veto override, which begs the question as to why they weren't there as well. They said the morning session was just routine to get procedures started for when the votes ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4487

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

Verbatim from last year's thread (I may turn this into a thing): I still remember being in 7th grade Spanish when our homeroom teacher walked in to tell our Spanish teacher what had happened (this was past 10:28 when the North Tower finally succumbed). This was 2001: classrooms in our school weren't...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

1. How do you know what (if anything) the OP is thinking? 2. I did say that London is slightly larger. Work on your reading comprehension. That being said, in today's world most think in terms of metro areas. 3. The actual City of London is very small, if you want to be pedantic about it. 4. Hong K...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

London is barely larger than NYC and NYC's metro area is much larger. I'm not talking about metro areas and I'm certain the OP isn't either. The NYC metro extends into 4 states. New Haven, CT is part of the NYC metro area, yet I doubt someone will travel 2 hours to visit the city for its skyscraper...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Valerie Plame Ad For Congress Takes Aim
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Valerie Plame Ad For Congress Takes Aim

The only person with good ads are Wagner and Clair, but Claire is gone now. I like Wagner because she is a republican who actually talks about her achievements/policy instead of how loyal she is to trump because nobody cares about loyalty when you lack policy or any qualifications. She's probably d...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1864

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

Global cities like Tokyo, Paris, London, and Hong Kong still have like 7-10 observation decks in each city respectively. London and Tokyo have a much larger population than New York. Hong Kong is effectively a city state. Paris is the outlier, being smaller than all of these. What Paris has going f...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Valerie Plame Ad For Congress Takes Aim
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Valerie Plame Ad For Congress Takes Aim

You see, THESE are the ads we need nowadays. THIS is how candidates make a statement. Funny add, but she did not really think about that car analogy. OK, so she uses the car to tell we are "driving" backwards. Quite clever. Then she spins the car 180 degrees around, so the car can now driv...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor
Replies: 48
Views: 1693

Re: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor

Oh well...now Bolton can hope to cash in on a Fox News gig as a cheerleader political contributor. Stories are differing though. Trump, through Twitter, says he told Bolton his services are no longer required (i.e. he fired him)...but Bolton said he offered to resign last night and Trump's reply wa...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor
Replies: 48
Views: 1693

Re: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor

So the question now is what truly happened?

Did Trump say "you're fired" and Bolton say "you can't fire me because I quit"? Or did Bolton say "I quit" and Trump replied "you can't quit because you're fired"?

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor
Replies: 48
Views: 1693

Re: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor

Oh well...now Bolton can hope to cash in on a Fox News gig as a cheerleader political contributor. Stories are differing though. Trump, through Twitter, says he told Bolton his services are no longer required (i.e. he fired him)...but Bolton said he offered to resign last night and Trump's reply was...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor
Replies: 48
Views: 1693

Re: West Wing Drama - Bolton/Pompeo

And like clockwork
Bolton is out

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sharpie-gate
Replies: 58
Views: 3039

Re: Sharpie-gate

After everyone speaking out against every president from Washington to Obama but we can not now? Well, I don't know when Republicans adopted this posture (Bush 1 was president when I was born). All I remember is that when Bush Jr was president, it was treasonous and unpatriotic to question a presid...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Palin’s husband files for divorce
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: Sarah Palin’s husband files for divorce

Ah, the sanctity of marriage is defended yet again. Thank goodness this is an exemplary couple and not the icky gays.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sharpie-gate
Replies: 58
Views: 3039

Re: Sharpie-gate

A new low for the government, with NOAA disavowing the NWS's statement and backing up Trump.

I never thought NOAA would stoop so low but when its head is a Trump appointee and they report to Ross, another Trump lackey, it was expected.

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 1403

Re: (Famous) Sights - Questions and Discussion Thread

There is now a dedicated thread to discuss questions about (famous) sights in the world (e.g. current status, how is it doing as a museum, question on entrance fees etc.). Please use it to post your questions. Thanks. I have merged several threads into this, so the first posts will be a bit out of ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump cancels secret meeting with Taliban leaders, Afghan president after attack
Replies: 21
Views: 1268

Re: Trump cancels secret meeting with Taliban leaders, Afghan president after attack

Notice how he's saying that HE canceled the meeting. Throwing his National Security team under the bus...as if they were the ones that facilitated everything, but he stepped in and said no.

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