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by apodino
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

They have no choice they are being strong-armed. You can thank FedEx (Fred Smith is a minority percentage owner of the team, PepsiCo, and Nike for putting the pressure on them. Public pressure didn't mean dick to Snyder. I guess the Black Hawks are next. Not likely, but not impossible. Unlike the W...

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by apodino
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

birds of a feather, I really didn't need to know that these types of people exist, Regarding her arrest, she's only upset because Epstein estate won't pay her legal bills. She's now suing the estate. I suspect she's had plenty of time to hide the money she made off of being Epstein madam/property m...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5324

Re: VP candidates

Ryan Grim of the Intercept is tweeting that Kamala Harris’ Facebook page is getting a major edit that looks to purge a lot of her past from her page. https://twitter.com/ryangrim/status/1278794233156116486 A separate tweet points out the person editing the page is former Harris organizing leader Bao...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

I did take a closer look at this after my earlier post, and I admit that what I was basing my earlier post on was something that came out last week which named a few people but not Trump. I forgot to mention Alan Derschowitz name in this, but he is on there. After taking a closer look at this, Trump...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 75
Views: 9992

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

My opinion is, if Parker and Co backtrack on this and go back to seatback videos, Parker is done. “Seatback videos” as you so eloquently put it, and decisions to install them on a series of aircraft will oust the CEO of American Airlines? Really??!!?? THAT one single factor in this enormous worldwi...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 895

Re: AA pilot union wants US govt to purchase seats to maintain seating caps

Here is the deal, if the US government did this for AA, then eventually they would have to do it for everyone else as well, even airlines like DL who choose not to sell the middle seats. Otherwise, the Govt is giving AA an unfair financial advantage over the other carriers. It's an interesting bit f...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2219

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

And since the PRC is forced sterilizing women and aborting their fetusses, and had forced abortions for decades, any pro lifer that ever bought any product "made in the PRC" is a hypocrite anyways. best regards Thomas Trust me, I have no love for the PRC and if I could avoid buying any pr...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Epstein Madam Arrested

This morning, Federal Agents arrested Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged Madam who was working with Jeffrey Epstein and charged her with multiple counts https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/02/us/ghislaine-maxwell-jeffrey-epstein/index.html Big development here. I hope there are two guards and publicly streamed ...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2219

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

This law was written by a Democrat (and black and women :) ) for all you yelling death to the GOP (although I myself am not opposed to that). Also, for those of you talking with apodino, part of being pro-choice means that you CHOOSE. So if apodino CHOOSES life, good on him. He is not telling you t...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4011

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

There is something not right about this story. Al Qaeda and the Taliban want to kill American Troops in any event, so to me it seems odd that Russia would need to put a bounty on someone's head to make this happen. Skepticism is justified for extraordinary stories like this one, but I'm not sure I ...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 157679

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Follow up to my last post. Going forward this is how the hubs will be positioned. JFK/LGA - pretty much what it is now. I don't expect any further cuts or big additions here, even when Terminal B fully opens in LGA. PHL - Primary Europe gateway when CBP allows it. CLT - Exactly what it is now, prima...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 934
Views: 157679

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

American is following UA's lead, starting this fall AA and UA will reduce FA's staffing on their widebodies and some transcon flights. According to View from the Wing AA will reduce staffing to FAA minimum +1. AA's 77Ws - reduced to 11 FA's, 77Es/789s - reduced to 9 FA's, 788s - reduced to 8 FA's a...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 75
Views: 9992

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

The nice thing about Oasis is it will bring in-seat power. PTVs are still on long-haul aircraft. They also have a pretty good library and live tv. Not sure this a major disadvantage. I never understood how AA taking out PTVs on domestic aircraft makes some think they're turning into the White Star ...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 75
Views: 9992

AA reconsidering seatback video screens

So it seems that prior to Covid that AA management started getting concerned about their product producing less revenue than competitors and they were starting to think that the decision to remove seatback videos on the narrow body fleet was killing revenue. Covid hit, and AA is doubling down on the...

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by apodino
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4011

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

One more thing I will add. Trump announced plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2018, and supposedly he started getting briefed on these bounties in early 2019. Coincidence? You be the judge.

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by apodino
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4011

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

There is something not right about this story. Al Qaeda and the Taliban want to kill American Troops in any event, so to me it seems odd that Russia would need to put a bounty on someone's head to make this happen. Kyle Kulinski, who is a very progressive radio talk show host from the AOC wing of th...

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by apodino
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15896

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Trump has done a phenomenal job of playing to his base, but he is also shrinking the base. Registration numbers for new Republicans have trailed Independents and Democrats. North Carolina is where the effects of this have played out. Remember, while Trump won in 2016, NC also elected a Democratic G...

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by apodino
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2219

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Note: this does not mean that a person informed by the biblical tradition cannot be opposed to abortion, just that there is NO biblical support for calling abortion murder. If we're to get technical, then the Christian God is OK with abortion, as Hosea 9:14 and 13:16 would tell you. And, because th...

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by apodino
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20666

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

I also notice TXL on the list not coming back. This should be obvious, as BER should finally be up and running by 2021, so no one will serve TXL in 2021.

(I know it is probably Berlin in general, but thought this was worth a chuckle.)

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by apodino
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to join OneWorld
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Alaska to join OneWorld

Buried in the AA press release that came today about AA international route adjustments was a sentence saying that Alaska intends to join OneWorld in 2021. I am having a hard time cutting and pasting the exact sentence, but given this an announcements today, look for AA to build up SEA when demand r...

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by apodino
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2219

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

While the latest Roe v. Wade interpretation may be the first thing most observers are waiting for, the other decisions might even have more importance, in the long term, for many Americans. But abortion has become an obsession - an unhealthy obsession for the body politic, I would argue - for peopl...

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by apodino
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5324

Re: VP candidates

I still think its Harris. Wall Street will not allow Biden to pick Warren period. Biden is going through the motions to make it look like he is serious about Warren to appeal to them, but I believe she has no chance at all. Harris is much more to Wall Streets liking. Agree it will be Harris, but Wa...

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by apodino
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

Beyond that, with Trump trailing in lots of states now, both Georgia seats could flip, Iowa is in trouble, Arizona is lost, and Hegar could pull the upset over Cornyn in Texas. The senate is not looking good for the GOP. Agree with all, except TX. Even in an awful year, Cornyn will return to the Se...

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by apodino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2219

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Tugger and Einsteinboricua here is an article written by a Louisiana Ob/Gyn that I post as a rebuttal to your posts. https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/06/24/im-an-ob-gyn-heres-why-i-support-requiring-hospital-admitting-privileges-for-abortion-providers/ One thing I will point at in the article is the...

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by apodino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5324

Re: VP candidates

If you actually believe that you'd do well to place some bets. A bet on Stacey Abrams would be quite profitable if it were to happen (it won't): Harris: +100 Demings: +500 Warren: +900 Abrams: +900 Lance Bottoms: +1200 It will very, very likely be Kamala Harris, as we've known for some time now. Ac...

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by apodino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15896

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

There was another poll today that showed Trump actually winning in Wisconsin. This is the one pollster who in 2016 predicted the Trump victory. That being said, Newsmax is a conservative leaning site so take it with a grain of salt. https://www.newsmax.com/politics/wisconsin-biden-trump-poll/2020/06...

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by apodino
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2219

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

I don't find this ruling from Roberts unexpected, but I have a lot of concerns about what is happening here. (Disclaimer: I am pro-life and I think that any medical procedure performed on a pregnant woman (or person with uterus) needs to protect the life of the unborn child.) One issue I have with R...

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by apodino
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

Booker may pull this one out in Kentucky. Many ballots are still to be counted, but people who know Kentucky better than I do say if the mail in ballot in Louisville is even remotely close to what the in person vote was, McGrath is toast. The question is when were the mail in ballots cast? If earlie...

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by apodino
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 2890

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

As you might suspect, there have been lots of issues at the sole voting site in Louisville, mainly that people who were in line before 6 were originally shut out of voting and both Booker and McGrath have gone to court to get injunctions to keep the polls open longer. What a mess. https://www.courie...

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by apodino
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15896

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Here is a question I have. Instead of refusing to vote for either candidate and not vote at all, why not vote for someone like Jo Jorgensen? I agree that there aren’t any viable options other than Biden and Trump, but at least vote for someone. Barring something outlandish, Jo Jorgensen gets my vote...

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by apodino
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pan Am themed board game goes on sale today !
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Pan Am themed board game goes on sale today !

This got good reviews on Dice Tower by Tom Vasel. It is one I am eager to go out and try.

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by apodino
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

A funny thing seems to be happening in these democratic primaries that I notice consistently. In places like Colorado, and New York, where well known establishment figures are in tough primaries, the establishment candidates are not only being endorsed by establishment figures, but their opponents a...

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by apodino
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 2890

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

Oregon has been doing vote by mail for years and there doesn't seem to be a lot of controversy out there. One way of doing vote by mail that I have seen is in addition to the mail, you can take your ballot to any drop site, that way the next place the ballot goes is into the counting machine. One ot...

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by apodino
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15896

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Terrible rally for Trump. The entire upper bowl looked completely empty. The Campaign had to cancel the overflow area because no one was there. Six Staffers tested positive for COVID 19. And on top of that, I read reports this morning that the Trump Campaign may have been pranked with lots of young ...

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by apodino
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 2890

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

The governor is a Democrat, isn't he? He is, but the Secretary of State along with just about every other statewide elected official in KY is a Republican. I posted about this very issue in the US Senate thread, because this has big implications for the Democratic Primary on Tuesday where the bigge...

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by apodino
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5324

Re: VP candidates

I wasn't impressed with Sen Harris as a Presidential candidate, but I am impressed with her interview skills when in Senate committees. I think she would be effective in the job though she may struggle to convince people of it while campaigning. If we are working with the theory that Biden is essen...

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by apodino
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

Pretty funny that the only "real progressives" seem to come from Massachusetts. :D Well if you talk to a lot of progressives, they don't consider Warren a real progressive anymore since she clearly panders to the elite when it suits her. Bernie isn't from MA, and I suppose you could add p...

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by apodino
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

Reviewing a.net predictions, it seems that the majority expect the senate to be a close call, but perhaps slightly in favor of the Dems. The House to stay in Dems hands, and Biden to become POTUS? In short, a somewhat similar setup as the early Obama years? It would seem that's the way we are headi...

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by apodino
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5324

Re: VP candidates

Big surprise out of the formerly solid red state of Arizona, astronaut Mark Kelly leads incumbent Martha McSally by double digits. If that holds true Nov 3, both AZ senators will be Democrat for the first time....ever? Trump narrowly won AZ 4 years ago, and has been trending towards swingy the last...

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by apodino
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

The D's in Kentucky simply should do the math and decide if this race is about ousting McConnell or is it about the biggest D ego. The Ds in KY and WV are simply conservatives registered as Democrats because of tradition (aka ancestral Democrats). THis is more of a reason to make those primaries op...

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by apodino
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly
Replies: 27
Views: 867

Re: SCOTUS Rules DACA Was Ended Improperly

It's important to note what this ruling is and isn't. This ruling does not say that the Administration cannot end DACA, and in fact the plantiffs in this case and the ruling itself make perfectly clear that it can. All this ruling said is that in order to do so, there is a process that needs to be f...

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by apodino
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

I didn't realize that Charles Booker was such a strong candidate. McGrath has been the one getting all the national attention as the opponent for McConnell. I looked at Booker's website, and everything looks fine, except he's only been a state representative since 2018. Is there much of a history o...

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by apodino
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

So that district is the Bronx where Yankee Stadium is. I looked at Engel's postions, and on domestic issues he seems to be very liberal (for gun control, pro choice, environmental protections, in favor of single payer health care) but conservative on foreign issues (in favor of Jerusalem being Isra...

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by apodino
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

In Kentucky Booker has now been endorsed by Alison Grimes, who is from the McGrath wing of the Democratic Party. This is a big boost to Booker. Furthermore, McGrath has almost no support among any Democratic politicians in Kentucky, and all of her support and endorsements are coming from out of stat...

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by apodino
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3329

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

Interstingly enough there is very little outcry from either Trump or GOP members of congress on this, as it almost seems like they all wanted this decision or at least the result to happen. The only complaints I saw from GOP senators, noteably Populists Mitt Romney and Josh Hawley, is that adding pr...

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by apodino
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15896

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Most polls I have seen show Biden support among Latinos below 50 percent. That is a huge problem for him. Now all the non Biden supporters don't automatically go to Trump, but considering fact that the Democratic party has tried to outreach to Latino voters, this is a big problem. And given that Bi...

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by apodino
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 2237

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

Recent polling suggests Iowa to be more competitive. I'll still keep it in Tilt-R, but based on polls released today about the state in general (president, congressional, senate preferences), I'd rather be Greenfield than Ernst at this point. Another poll came out of AR showing Trump leading Biden ...

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by apodino
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3329

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

Which raises another question, why has Congress not specifically passed such a law in the first place? According to the supreme court they did. You can not be discriminated against because of your sex, when you get fired because you love men, you do so because you are not a woman. A woman would kee...

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by apodino
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3329

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

Which raises another question, why has Congress not specifically passed such a law in the first place? The democrats could have easily passed this law in 2009 when they had the White House If I recall correctly, there were not enough votes in congress to override a filibuster and the Dems were not ...

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