Search found 8653 matches

by einsteinboricua
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 20
Views: 1244

Re: Dash Cams

I bought this one last year after a near miss myself (and watching many dashcam videos). It meets 2/3 of the conditions set. Rove Only drawback is the slow playback/downloading. And the resolution is good enough if you all you care about is seeing who did what rather than reading the plates. The res...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Sun May 09, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11263

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

Here is an example of liberals making it political. Keeping mask mandates when the CDC says fully vaccinated people don't have to wear masks under when around other vaccinated people. If I told you I'm vaccinated, how would you know I'm telling the truth? In fact, what if I tested positive for Covi...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Sun May 09, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 2775

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

I'm actually curious how many of the people complaining about having to get a Real ID compliant ID (and have to go through the joys of going to the DMV to get it or else you can't use it to fly) are also those who insist that getting an ID to vote is easy. At the top, Okie mentioned the issue that w...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue May 04, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1390

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

Don't really know how I feel about this. If you're conflicted about your feelings regarding a 6 year old being paddled for breaking a monitor especially in a county where it is NOT allowed, and when no consent had been given by the parent, for a "crime" that is not even at that level (whe...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue May 04, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11263

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I find it ironic that those who 6 months ago were talking about herd immunity now won't get the vaccine, keeping society from getting immunity. That's because they didn't talk about "herd immunity" but rather " herd mentality "...and it shows...like cattle. One says no, they all...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue May 04, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2341

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

Having worked at Boeing before, it's a bit of a dilemma (ethically speaking). Should executives receive fat checks when regular employees don't get any incentives? No. However, part of being an executive is that their incentive is different from regular employees: for the top C-Suite, theirs is tied...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2533

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

People thought NYS was going to loose 2 seats, it came very close to keeping all... I think if NY keeps growing at the rate it's growing, the 2030 Census may be the one where it finally stops losing seats. Heck, the fact that it almost retained all its seats for this round means that NY is still gr...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2533

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Gee Andy blaming Trump again for your mismanagement. Maybe if you didn't have sky high taxes and draconian COVID rules maybe a few people might not have left your state for Florida I think Florida, Arizona, and Texas would agree with Cuomo given that all three missed out on an additional seat. All ...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 2022

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

fr8mech wrote:
Do we reward people for getting an annual physical?

My insurance company does (through work). They ask for an annual screening and if you meet the targets you get $500 deposited into an HSA; even if you don't meet the targets, you still get something for having completed the screening.

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines
Replies: 43
Views: 2022

Re: Rewarding people for wearing masks and getting vaccines

Free laminated vaccine card at Staples and free Krispy Kreme Donut I was gonna laminate mine, but given that they're saying that booster shots may be necessary, I'll keep it locked up with other documents. Instead, I took a picture of it next to my passport card, which I carry with me at all times....

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 118
Views: 9287

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Pfizer, male in his early 30s, shot on left arm for both doses. Other than a sore injection site for a day after each shot (raising arm overhead was bothersome), no other side effects. After the first shot, I felt tired, but truth be told I hadn't been sleeping well and was also exercising so I'll c...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 5200

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

So what did the GOP do to change the rules? What hypocrisy? There is no rule that says you can't fill an empty SCOTUS seat just because its an election year. The "Biden Rule" (which present day NIKV69 says doesn't exist) was worth defending back then ( as 2017 NIKV69 did ), but in 2020 wi...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dealership Seattle
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: Car dealership Seattle

CarMax.

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 7566

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

I had a couple ones. First one was in PR. On my way back from the campus I was to transfer to, I was on the highway and need to pay a toll. At the time we didn't have the EZPass-like lanes so we paid exact change or go to a staffed booths. I was on the right-most lane and about to go in, when this c...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1713

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

I seriously dislike the idea of a standardized test (probably because I crashed and burned when taking the GRE to go to grad school). However, I have to accept that it's among the best metrics to gauge if someone really knows their stuff. My experience through K-12 school was that teachers give out ...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban
Replies: 81
Views: 4078

Re: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban

Democracy is great until the voters don’t match your ideas. Ironic coming from someone that likely defends the Electoral College. Democracy and majority rule are awesome, except for picking the president; then the minority MUST have a greater say. Liberals just LOVE Diversity until they find that p...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your favorite pens (writing)?
Replies: 30
Views: 1420

Re: What are your favorite pens (writing)?

Pilot G-2 07 in blue. I never like writing/signing with black; blue confirms it's an original document. Given Covid, I've gotten used to carrying one with me at all times. Only problem is the kind of paper it's used on; for receipt paper, the ink may never dry so it's easy to smudge. I also carry a ...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6231

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

I have to say...I'm laughing with the people that insist that now mask wearing is "optional". How long before we see cases of people being harassed because they CHOOSE to wear a mask? Or cases of businesses who insist that customers wear a mask while inside? The order means the state itsel...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong government to change the election law requiring loyalty
Replies: 38
Views: 3069

Re: Hong Kong government to change the election law requiring loyalty

What a sad time but the reality is that the PRC wants to end the long and bad history of HK being a colony of the UK that was sold out by corrupt and bad governments of the mid-to late 1800's. Well if they want to end that then why are they taking over? I mean the CCCP is as bad and as corrupt as t...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite wiper blades
Replies: 32
Views: 1700

Re: Your favorite wiper blades

RainX (the lower tier ones) or Bosch. I'm back in the Mid-Atlantic region so I'll see just how bad the rains are again. Now I’m confused I would have thought wiper blades would have been an Archguy1 topic, not a Delta topic. Ditto for the new post truck topic. Nah, Archguy1's style of thread is one ...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 191
Views: 12281

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Texas is close to becoming purple/blue, and this failure of leadership may push people closer to that era. If Beto runs for governor, I hope he hammers away with this. Not to enact a Green New Deal (that's likely not a selling point in an oil extracting state), but to modernize the energy grid and ...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5316

Re: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70

ER757 wrote:
I can only think of a quote by Mark Twain:
"I have never wished anyone dead, but I've read some obituaries with great pleasure"

^^THIS!

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 191
Views: 12281

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Voters are voting for someone that made promises to work to fix things. That may be true in some places, but in many others, voters are only voting for people who promise to oppose stuff. Tell me one good thing that Republicans did since 2010 that benefitted their states. The only thing they ever r...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 322
Views: 32612

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

I'd imagine NCLH would feel some conflict about this; Pride of America is by far NCL's most profitable ship and they won't be keen to permanently lose their exclusivity on Hawaiian intra-island cruises, yet they have a significant deployment in Alaska and Canada / New England. Is it? I know that be...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4324

Re: User's rides

Back in May I traded in my 2014 Kia Rio for a brand new 2020 Hyundai Tucson (dealers were dying to sell cars so I took it for 0% interest for 7 years). Probably the best purchase made, considering I was getting pain in my lower back and I had considered getting the Kona (or Kia's equivalent, the Nir...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 322
Views: 32612

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Cruise ship visits to Canada now banned until February 2022 A ban on cruise ships with more than 100 people coming to Canada will remain in place until February 2022, a federal government release said Thursday. The temporary measures for cruise ships were scheduled to end on Feb. 28. http://www.cbc...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snowstrom Across Midwest and Northeast of United States
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: Snowstrom Across Midwest and Northeast of United States

Kind of a bust in the NoVA area, though we DID get snow here, just not the Snowmageddon amount initially forecasted. Tip of the hat to the agencies in charge of clearing roads around here: only private roads were covered in snow and ice; all major and secondary roads were plowed and treated. MAJOR d...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy
Replies: 80
Views: 4062

Re: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy

I don't have an issue with using "milk" to describe it; but to call it "dairy" would be illogical. That being said, given that we associate "milk" with the liquid that female mammals produce to feed their young, I would think that the plant industry needs a different na...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liquid Nitrogen Leak in Georgia
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Liquid Nitrogen Leak in Georgia

ArchGuy1 wrote:
The explosion occured [...]. There was no explosion [...].


So was there an explosion or not?

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Age Limit in the USA
Replies: 57
Views: 3423

Re: Presidential Age Limit in the USA

Age is not directly related to the mental capacity required to perform the duties of the office. This is why it is discriminatory to impose age limits. It's not really the mental capacity. Stephen Hawking was crippled from head to toe yet his mind was as sharp as ever, yet I don't think anyone woul...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Age Limit in the USA
Replies: 57
Views: 3423

Re: Presidential Age Limit

I'm also in favor of age ranges for senators and representatives, as well as term limits. I saw Patrick Leahy being confirmed as Senate Pro Tempore...the guy is the current embodiment of the need for age limits, though Chuck Grassley, Richard Shelby, and Dianne Feinstein are not that far off. I'd s...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3248

Re: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc

One important item to note is that the idea of there being significant election fraud committed by the Democrats is not a new one. It’s long been a typical allegation from the right that “turn out among cemeteries is 100%” for Democrats or that Democrats pay homeless people to vote for them, or tha...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system
Replies: 63
Views: 3243

Re: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system

Federalism makes a completely uniform system both unlikely and impractical. There are a few ways the federal government can inject itself to ensure elections with virtually no fraud while still allowing states to handle the election their way. 1. If certain authorities are SO concerned about people...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: National Rifle Association (NRA) files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: National Rifle Association (NRA) files for Bankruptcy

The progressives need a straw man I guess. Given that the NRA constantly meddles in defeating common sense gun control measures, it's only natural that they're one of the bogeymen of liberals. After all, it's a symbiotic relationship: every time a Democrat is elected to office, they immediately sta...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Impeachment of Donald J. Trump 1/13/2020
Replies: 104
Views: 5891

Re: 2nd Impeachment of Donald J. Trump 1/13/2020

The biggest winner of a impeached Trump i probably GOP. Trump 2024 would probably divide GOP to another loss. I think what we've witnessed in the past week is that the recent events will not divide the GOP at all. Even when you have folks defending the actions, they live in districts that will supp...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chance of statehood for Puerto RIco and D.C.?
Replies: 64
Views: 2493

Re: Chance of statehood for Puerto RIco and D.C.?

DC is much more complicated. Article 1 Clause 8.1, also known as the Enumerated Powers clause, clearly gives Congress jurisdiction over the Capital District. That section, however, does not mention the boundaries of the Capital District; those are set by the Residence Act of 1790 and the Organic Ac...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chance of statehood for Puerto RIco and D.C.?
Replies: 64
Views: 2493

Re: Chance of statehood for Puerto RIco and D.C.?

I don't think Guam or American Samoa do that. All territories send a non-voting delegate to the House, but PR's is special in that its delegate is the only member of the House that serves 4 years, being elected in presidential election years (a Resident Commissioner rather than "delegate"...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chance of statehood for Puerto RIco and D.C.?
Replies: 64
Views: 2493

Re: Chance of statehood for Puerto RIco and D.C.?

Republicans will fight like hell to prevent statehood for PR and DC as would likely mean 4 Democratic Party Senators and 2-3 Democrat House members so a long term likelihood of Democratic party control in the Congress, especially the Senate. If there's one thing Congress has pretty much missed all ...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54841

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

That doesn’t justify police killing someone for unlawful entry though. Well, if the cop felt threatened, he was justified. You know...like how they are when unarmed black men are pummeled to the ground or seen running away and are still shot... Kinda seems that Blue Lives Matter, but only when Blac...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54841

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The usual answer is that the popular vote doesn’t count, only the EV. When it’s pointed out that the EV vote wasn’t close, the disingenuous answer is usually that the EV was close to 50-50 in a few crucial swing states and therefore the country is split 50-50. Supporters of the EC are an extreme ca...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54841

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

olle wrote:
If this happens in any other country USA media would have called it a coup. A failed one.

If it happens in USA what is it called?

Patriots proudly exercising their First Amendment rights.

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54841

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Republicans love to point out that Democrats never wanted to work with Trump and that protesting and objecting to EC votes is simply a taste of their own medicine. But ever since Trump went down the escalators and spewed out his vitriol, we knew that this would happen sooner or later. This is why Tr...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Church Shooting in Texas
Replies: 34
Views: 1686

Re: Church Shooting in Texas

In before "if there was a good guy with a gun this wouldn't have happened" ...wait... The pastor had one Clearly, he does not trust the Lord to keep him and his congregation safe so he needs to carry a weapon to do the job the Lord is not capable or willing to do. And if this is part of t...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 322
Views: 32612

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Well...having moved from WA to MD and now to VA, guess my cruise for this year will be canceled. I had scheduled Norwegian Bliss to Alaska in September...but no vacation time and having to pay down expenses means the vacation will have to take a backseat until next year. Besides, something tells me ...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3416

Re: DR Jill Biden

johns624 wrote:
I think it's more irksome to them that he officially has "President Elect" in front of his name...

What’s funny is that they also insist that such office does not exist so it’s meaningless...even though it is explicitly called out under the 20th Amendment.

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3416

Re: DR Jill Biden

I used to think it was pretentious for non-medical personnel to use the title “doctor”. When I took chemistry in college, the labs were designed by a few professors but the insisted on saying “Lab designed by Dr. X and Dr. Y”. Back then, it felt a bit like drawing attention to themselves. After all,...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qatar Blockade Ends
Replies: 116
Views: 23706

Re: Qatar-Saudi Blockade/Airspace Deal Imminent

Actually, in regards to KSA and Qatar, you are not accurate at all. You disregard that, they, together with UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Egypt, are part of the GCC and that the flight ban decision was part of a major decision to block Qatar completely. So, lifting this, is quite a BIG step toward...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103213

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

In another act of treason by these deplorable hooligans, the EC Trump electors of key battleground states decided to have an alternate Electoral College vote and send their Trump votes to Washington in some desperate attempt to think that these votes will be legally recognized. The funny thing is t...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID19 Big Corporation Tax
Replies: 9
Views: 877

Re: COVID19 Big Corporation Tax

I don't know about a tax but it infuriates me that small businesses are being shut down and even to outdoor dining which is far safer than going into a Target or Walmart or Costco. I think what needed to happen is for mega stores to restrict sales of certain items. In PR, there used to be a law tha...

Jump to post
by einsteinboricua
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103213

Re: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

Congress has not yet Officially counted the elector's votes. A new President has not been sworn in yet. And the Fat Lady hasn't begun singing . . . I love how Republicans keep moving the goalposts. Step 1: He needed to win the election on November 3 Step 2: States needed to certify his victory Step...

Jump to post