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by einsteinboricua
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dealership Seattle
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Car dealership Seattle

CarMax.

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 86
Views: 3940

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...

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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: 1436

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 ...

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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: 3885

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your favorite pens (writing)?
Replies: 30
Views: 1293

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 ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 5937

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...

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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: 2945

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite wiper blades
Replies: 32
Views: 1598

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 ...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 170
Views: 10665

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 ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Replies: 71
Views: 5189

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!

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 170
Views: 10665

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 267
Views: 21930

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4115

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 267
Views: 21930

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snowstrom Across Midwest and Northeast of United States
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy
Replies: 78
Views: 3290

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liquid Nitrogen Leak in Georgia
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: Liquid Nitrogen Leak in Georgia

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


So was there an explosion or not?

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Age Limit in the USA
Replies: 57
Views: 3298

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Age Limit in the USA
Replies: 57
Views: 3298

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3158

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...

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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: 3150

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: National Rifle Association (NRA) files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

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...

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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: 5725

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...

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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: 2394

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...

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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: 2394

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"...

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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: 2394

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 ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53500

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53500

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53500

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.

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53500

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Church Shooting in Texas
Replies: 34
Views: 1640

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 267
Views: 21930

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 ...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3313

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.

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3313

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,...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qatar Blockade Ends
Replies: 116
Views: 23481

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...

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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: 101561

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID19 Big Corporation Tax
Replies: 9
Views: 850

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...

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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: 101561

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...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC sues Facebook for monopolization
Replies: 38
Views: 1597

Re: FTC sues Facebook for monopolization

Facebook need to soend their resources on their own service instead of buying and corrupting other services. Here's an interesting thing though: how is this any different from when Republic Airways Holdings had several different airlines, keeping them separate, and giving each their own resources? ...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Stikes Down Capacity Limits on Religious Services in New York State
Replies: 107
Views: 5300

Re: Supreme Court Stikes Down Capacity Limits on Religious Services in New York State

In response to this and also addressing Einstein, the biggest issue as far as the Catholic Church goes is communion. Naturally, with communion, the hosts are consecrated at mass and distributed at the same mass. I don't see how you distribute communion virtually since it actually requires the physi...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Stikes Down Capacity Limits on Religious Services in New York State
Replies: 107
Views: 5300

Re: Supreme Court Stikes Down Capacity Limits on Religious Services in New York State

ER757 wrote:
There are even some churches that did services in a drive-in movie style where everyone stays in their cars and tunes to a specific radio station

:checkmark: :checkmark: A church close to my place did that, and they had two services to accommodate as many as they could.

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Stikes Down Capacity Limits on Religious Services in New York State
Replies: 107
Views: 5300

Re: Supreme Court Stikes Down Capacity Limits on Religious Services in New York State

The constitution clearly says that you cannot make laws that prohibit the exercise of religion, but yet Cuomo's executive order does just that, as do similar orders in a number of states. Nothing has stopped these people from exercising their faith; merely congregating in an enclosed space, as it h...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump pardons Gen Flynn
Replies: 41
Views: 2443

Re: Trump pardons Gen Flynn

Thankfully Trump cannot pardon himself, and even if he could, it would only be related to federal crimes. Hello, SDNY, he's all yours! As has been said: to accept a pardon means to admit guilt. Imagine how it'll sound when he thoroughly admits that he's guilty of all the things he's pardoning himse...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Today: Here's how America could end the Electoral College
Replies: 27
Views: 1874

Re: USA Today: Here's how America could end the Electoral College

How about this idea (and it also solves the Gerrymandering problem). What if instead of congressional districts being apportioned to states based on the census, why not reimagine the house to serve 435 constituencies that can possibly cross state lines. Basically the way the UK allocates its MPs. T...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Today: Here's how America could end the Electoral College
Replies: 27
Views: 1874

Re: Conspiracy to abolish election college in the United States.

Do you agree this is a good system, and if you live in the US, Do you think your states should join this compact? A lot to unpack here so let's get some things straightened out: 1. The Constitution states that states appoint their electors as they see fit. There is actually not a single right enshr...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?
Replies: 133
Views: 7109

Re: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?

The EC serves both small and large states, so it’s an equilibrium. There are many ways to prove this is false: 1. States do not get the same attention. States of all sizes are equally ignored. Until this cycle, the largest state to get any attention was FL, followed by PA and OH. From the smallest ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 15032

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

No surprise here, and the establishment may want to rethink not nominating Booker. AFAIK, no progressive (or even Democrat) has unseated a Republican incumbent in this cycle. As an example, Kara Eastman, in NE-2, still lost to the incumbent, even after Biden carried the district. The whole question...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6075

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

We need the trifecta, period. It's our only chance of getting things passed. Here's my reasoning for only Congress. Suppose the trifecta happens and a Democrat Senate is sworn in, but only with 51-49 in favor of Democrats. You'll be able to ram through nominations just like the GOP (they'd be power...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 15032

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

but the net 3 pickups would still be enough to take over control. Provided the entire caucus remains together AND Kamala is sworn in as vice-president. Maintaining a 50-50 Senate split means the Vice-President will be more involved with the Senate but whichever party has the VP seat will find that ...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas GOP wants court to throw out at least 127K Harris county drive thruballots - Can it actually be done?
Replies: 57
Views: 2961

Re: Texas GOP wants court to throw out at least 127K Harris county drive thruballots - Can it actually be done?

The plaintiffs are still trying to appeal to the 5th Circuit, though odds are that the motion will be denied because, as the district judge ruled, the plaintiffs lack standing (how are they directly harmed by the votes?). However, THIS is why courts should be above politics: given the makeup of the ...

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