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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

NIKV69 wrote:
He is an incumbent who has a good economy. There will be no primary.

If that is the case, why didn't Americans vote to elect a Democrat in 2016? After all, Obama was also an incumbent who had a good economy. It only made sense that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

It is often said that silence speaks volume. The fact that not a single Republican official has condemned the expressions says all you need to know about what the path ahead is. No one in the GOP truly believes the things they themselves spew out: 1. Deficits only matter when they're not in power; o...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

Dieuwer wrote:
AFAIK, not one sane and progressive European country has a "debt ceiling".

But we are not progressive by any means. The P word is the new C word and S word. (progressive = socialism AND communism).

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Resolving the Qatar Crisis
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Resolving the Qatar Crisis

1. Saudi Arabia and Co have provided their demands; Qatar so far refuses to accept any (and rightly so). 2. As long as it takes. Either Saudi Arabia discovers that it needs Qatar's help or Qatar eventually folds. Because the gatekeepers of the Persian Gulf are Iran and Oman (both of which are on fri...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 52
Views: 2062

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

The guy could have provided his own, BTW. Except in the event of a false accusation, his provided chaperone may not be believed at all. What if the provided chaperone is lumped into the accusation? The simple solution for this situation would be for this candidate to simply state there will be NO &...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYC Power Outage
Replies: 33
Views: 1176

Re: NYC Power Outage

Grow a pair, the power goes out here in STL all the time because of our storms Power going out because of weather is expected. Power going out because of grid failure is not. Power going out to a small section of a city with less than 400k residents (or a metro area with just shy of 2M) during a st...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

Aaron747 wrote:
Tariffs don’t stay in Treasury

Because tariffs don't even make it to the Treasury.

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Don't have to tell me twice. I actually support sequestration across the board to cut spending and repealing the tax cuts to increase revenue. The conservative logic in the country is:...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

And here we go again...another debt ceiling crisis unfolding. US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin warns that the US will hit the debt ceiling sooner than expected . He's urging Congress to raise the ceiling since Treasury is already undergoing the "extraordinary measures" to meet obligations. Tw...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 52
Views: 2062

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

So long story short, women can't be trusted because they might slander men, versus men who never ever slander other men. Got it. :checkmark: When was the last time you heard a man accuse another man of sexually assaulting him? And if you do recall a moment, who did you believe the first time around...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 52
Views: 2062

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

The accused never fully recovers? Like he ends up president or Supreme Court Justice? Or runs for senate not once but twice? Some birds of a feather stick together. While I don't sympathize with Trump, Kavanaugh, and company, we never got evidence of anything (Trump's the only one due to his "...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 52
Views: 2062

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Maybe Republicans could stop being/supporting rapists? See, this is likely why he doesn't want to be alone with a woman. He's already lumped into the group through the logic of "Republicans defend/are rapists; this guy is a Republican; ergo, this guy defends/is a rapist". He's not even be...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 64
Views: 2399

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

The only way Saudi Arabia can become a booming tourist destination (akin to the UAE) is if they plan a city (probably along the Red Sea) that's meant exclusively for tourism. No one, except those with proper visas, can leave the city unless by flight to Riyadh or Jeddah to connect on a flight (unles...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

Reasonable people agree, the left right believes that every piece of economic data is bad and only when a liberal conservative is back in office will any economic news be good again. My 401k and investments are doing quite well, glad to be in it during this time period, ups and downs will occur tho...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: Dow breaks 27,000 for the first time ever

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record high on Thursday, led by UnitedHealth shares, after testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that signaled easier monetary policy could be implemented later this month. The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its hi...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

1337Delta764 wrote:
I also remember the hot pink Fierce Strawberry flavor as well.

Of course you do... :sarcastic:

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 52
Views: 2062

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Seeing as how the go to accusation of the Democratic Party has been to accuse of rape or infidelity no matter what the evidence proves... I don’t blame him one bit. I fully agree. If it were me I would prefer there be accountability through a third person in the room. It has nothing to do with the ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

Just as much as the knee-jerk generalization that a holocaust denier must be "far right" You have to admit: the people shouting "Jews will not replace us" may be considered "very fine people", but they all seem to lean to the same side of the political spectrum. That's...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

Airstud wrote:
What makes you think I'm not?

No indication that you still drink Gatorade Fierce. You need to drink the fierce juice all the time.

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 68
Views: 3686

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I give this as much credibility as the whole "Shoot at Hurricane Irma/Florence" events.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

the principal happens to be black which lowers the odds even more of your "far right" accusation. What does race have to do with politics? Are you saying Blacks can't be conservative? Or are you saying that far-right loons can only be White? I seem to recall a pair of Black ladies who hav...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

Airstud wrote:
In 2001 I drank a 32oz Gatorade Fierce, lime-flavor, right before going to bed.:

I'm surprised it didn't make you F I E R C E

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

BestWestern wrote:
I’m beside my self with excitement.

You should be. It's PINK!

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran
Replies: 17
Views: 1578

Re: Trump asked permission to bomb Iran

seb146 wrote:
I don't have facts to back that up, but given his character and demeanor, I would not be surprised.

Use QAnon logic:

There isn't any non-evidence of it.

Solved :D

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1800

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

I’ll disagree here. Get yourself a good cast iron pan, lots of butter and herbs, high heat, a willingness to actually tend the steak as it cooks, and a tolerance for smoke in the kitchen. But, I do prefer to do them on the grill. I've made filet mignon on a cast iron pan and while does end up amazi...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's eighth lava lake discovered
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: World's eighth lava lake discovered

The heat created by friction from the disk earth moving thru space melts the rocks... If these people believe the Earth is flat, they also likely believe that everything else revolves around it. Hence, because Earth is the center of everything, WE aren't moving through space. That being said, from ...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1800

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

You might as well cook indoors if you're going to use gas. Except we're back at the whole "electric vs gas stoves" discussion. A steak made on a stove will never taste the same as one made on a grill. If you disagree, then throw away your grill, use a George Foreman, and tell me how that ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7776

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Baby Trump can fload, they just can't use helium and have to keep it less than 6 feet off the ground. You mean hydrogen? No other gas can make a float float and if it's not helium, it would have to be hydrogen, which is extremely volatile (and being lighter than helium, would require more handlers)...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3010

Workplace etiquette: nicknames

My company has a thing where every other week they publish a report on ethics (really mostly rule breaking and the consequences of it). The report makes cases anonymous so no one knows who was involved or if it's even real. This week's case dealt with two female coworkers who reported their team lea...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7776

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

casinterest wrote:
They can't let anything appear to be as big or empty as Trump.

What about the tanks? They'll be big and likely empty (probably 1-2 people inside and most likely no ammo).

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7776

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Let's look at what John Adams, who of course had a hand in writing the Declaration of Independence, had to say about that: I am intrigued at how folks cherrypick details and push only what suits their own agenda. So John Adams sent a letter to his wife saying that he envisioned this day with pomp a...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7776

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Talk about the biggest case of SPS I've ever seen.

I'm sure Congress (in particular, the GOP-led Senate) will approve funds to repair the streets in DC if they're damaged by tanks. Or is this one of those "you're on your own" scenarios?

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Funny how the same people praising Obama for taking a picture in front of a mural with the face of a mass murderer in Cuba, sheet giving them everything they wanted and getting exactly zero in return, are so hung up on this when so far North Korea has received nothing they wanted. Trump gave him le...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest college experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 2246

Re: Coolest college experiences

I'm trying to remember stuff from college, but among the top ones has to be meeting astronauts Joseph Acaba and Steve Swanson (STS-119) at the State Department in Puerto Rico, working with local politicians in preparation for the 2012 general elections, getting my head trimmed very closely for the f...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5201

Re: Americans and electric stoves

trpmb6 wrote:
The convenience of cleaning for us far outweighs the potential improvements of cooking with gas.

Probably the only pro of a glass top, but immediately countered with the high risk of damage if I want to use cast iron pans.

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3660

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

Airstud wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
The difference between Iowa and Florida?

When a primary happen, news goes nutty in Iowa.
If it's nutty in the news, it happened primarily in Florida.


Primaries don't happen in Iowa; Iowa has caucuses.

#sheldonrises

I didn't say "when a primary happens in Iowa". :wave:

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3660

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

The difference between Iowa and Florida?

When a primary happen, news goes nutty in Iowa.
If it's nutty in the news, it happened primarily in Florida.

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 5678

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Probably for the same reason they don't believe in climate change: what they perceive is what they believe is true. So if it's colder than usual in their area, there's no such thing as climate change (even if other parts of the world are experiencing historic droughts or heat waves). And if all I se...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2026

Re: Finally Got My New Car

I have a 2013 Kia Rio, but as I mentioned in another thread, this was the car I needed rather than the one I wanted. When I moved to the states in 2014 I was supposed to bring my car with me (a Suzuki), but my dad at the last minute decided to send it to the workshop to fix some dings (he was under ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: what's the appeal of K-pop?
Replies: 14
Views: 2030

Re: what's the appeal of K-pop?

BlueberryWheats wrote:
smooth jazz

*shots fired* Our resident smooth jazz and Izod expert will have a few words to say about that!

vikkyvik wrote:
If you don't like pop in general, then you're not going to like K-Pop.
I like pop in general...still don't understand the appeal of K-Pop.

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2062

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

Agreed, but I don't know what the solution really is. Subsidizing interest rates roughly does the same thing. Not really. Cancelling the interest changes the situation from: "Student has large debt that's growing as fast as (or faster than) they're able to pay it off, so they can't get out fro...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2062

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

But it's a bargain compared to the $7T wasted on wars, or the trillions in tax cuts and bailouts--it might even pay for itself! I don't doubt that, but pointing to the wars and tax cuts is not a justification to follow through with this either (though it's an excellent tool to use against war hawks...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out
Replies: 48
Views: 1317

Re: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out

The Blue Line Gang AKA Oregon State Police. They just like every other police force in this country are a treasonous dangerous gang. I see that blue lives matter only on certain occasions. If only these folks (Republican Senators) followed instructions, maybe they wouldn't have cops behind them. Or...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2062

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

Some people need to come to terms with the fact that not everyone needs to go to college. It’s taught from Kindergarten now that you have to be perfect going forward to get into college or you’re going to end up a piece of dirt. This causes businesses to increase the qualifications for applicants. ...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1588

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

tommy1808 wrote:
You can have that in a Top Loader too:

I was referring to how the clothes tumble in a front loader. All you need is the drum to do a couple of slow spins one way then go the other way. A top loader requires the drum to make constant shakes in order to move the clothes. Otherwise, they sink.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2062

Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

So over the weekend, Sanders decided to promote his idea of a $1.5T package to eliminate all student debt. This is a classic example of a proposal that's definitely too far left for me to stomach. Is student debt an issue? Absolutely Is it holding back economic growth? No doubt Is higher education t...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Roy Moore Could Actually Win Alabama’s Republican Senate Primary
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Re: How Roy Moore Could Actually Win Alabama’s Republican Senate Primary

In a way it would be fitting for Moore to win the election. Politicians should represent their people. And when you’re in a state that bans women from controlling their own bodies, grants parental rights to rapists, bans TV shows that feature gay people and has the worst education system of the 50 ...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1588

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

I always wonder how high efficiency top loading washers work. Like how do they clean clothes with less water and no agitator? I’m pretty skeptical about how well it cleans clothes. And because of that, we chose to get a front loading washer instead. It is also smaller in size so we could add a coun...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Roy Moore Could Actually Win Alabama’s Republican Senate Primary
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Re: How Roy Moore Could Actually Win Alabama’s Republican Senate Primary

I don’t think a soul is surprised that a christian pedophile could win Alabama, as long as he’s republican. Dog shit can win. A dead person can win. All they need to do is have an (R) next to their name and have ads on their behalf talking about how they'll be Trump's rubberstamp (which is ironic c...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5201

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Electric water heaters are particularly wasteful. Having to keep a whole barrel of water constantly hot, at all times, just in case you want to ever take a shower is ridiculous. Unless they're solar powered, I agree with you. Of course, the convenience of hot water to wash dishes is also a plus. Bu...

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