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by apodino
Fri Dec 24, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7964

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Just too much in the bill, including dealing with immigration in ways many find unacceptable. Break up the elements of this bill bundle and vote on them in smaller groups that would likely pass like the subsidies and price regulations on diabetes drugs. I agree as always true case taking a good bil...

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by apodino
Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7964

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

It is being paid for by those wealthiest Americans by repealing the Republican 2017 tax cut. That tax cut was not replaced with anything. Manchin should just stop pretending he is a Democrat. He has not been for a long time. Swap him out for one of the RINOs who voted for impeachment the second tim...

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by apodino
Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3010

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

Share an apartment (I did). Ride public transport (I did). Getting your own home and cars is an achievement. Unfortunately, the infrastructure in the US in most places requires you to have access to a Car to be able to get anywhere to have a job in the first place. Only in a few locations in this c...

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by apodino
Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2453

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

What is sad about this case is there is a serious problem with hate crimes and also a fear of black people for whatever reason in our culture. These problems need to be addressed. When you go and stage a hate crime like this, it only harms the very communities that you are a part of because now real...

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by apodino
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Airport Diversions....Why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2833

Re: Miami Airport Diversions....Why?

I was under the impression that these latest aircraft are state of the art CAT 3 and can land in near zero zero visibility. Why all the diversions if they are so capable? The aircraft are, but the airport is not. MIA is a cat1 airport, not suitable for LVO (Low Visibility Operations) Maintaining LV...

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by apodino
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 45009

Re: AAnother Meltdown

Crews dont run out of time at the end of the month or year anymore. It is a rolling number. So Oct 30 is no different than Oct 7. Part 117 The FARs absolutely limit (100/672 rolling, 1000/365 rolling, etc). Additionally, at AA, the company (network planning and flight operations) limits pilots to a...

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by apodino
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4686

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Manchin and Sinema have enough power in a 50-50 senate, whether one agrees with them or not; thus, it's the progressives (on the weaker side) and ultimately the ones, making a mistake by not budging and letting the whole deal fail. It's seem foolish for the progressives to let it all fail, let Bide...

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by apodino
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4686

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Some of the "moderates" are DINO. In fact not even that, they're fully Republicans, if the GOP hadn't become the house of crazies. They take money from big donors and do their bidding. 70% of Republicans and 90% of Dems in West Virginia support the infrastructure bill, but Joe Manchin opp...

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by apodino
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2479

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

It is.... wait for it.... REPUBLICANS blocking any talk of raising the debt ceiling. REPUBLICANS refuse to hold any kind of vote or talks or anything on raising the debt ceiling. So, yes, this is squarely on REPUBLICANS. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/government-shutdown-fund-senate-gop-debt-ceiling-...

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by apodino
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 8010

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The GOP folks attacking General Milley fail to understand that Senior Officers in his position have been known to communicate with their counterparts in other countries going back easily since the end of World War II. That's both friends and foes. If Trump doesn't understand this well established t...

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by apodino
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2479

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Interesting, I thought that the adults back in the room meant no more drama. Democrats control all levers of power, they can't blame the GOP for anything. They should find a compromise and stop with the extremism. As for the debt ceiling being idiotic, I think its great we have it, so we hold our p...

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by apodino
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7431

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Very unfortunate if Newsom isn't recalled, but hey people get the government they deserve. I think the fearmongering has been incredible against Elder, that they have managed to make this recall election a contest Newsom v Elder when it really isn't. Elder should have said he supports minimum wage ...

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by apodino
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19866

Re: Texas abortion law

I notice there is a lot of back and forth on here with a lot of accusations being thrown around. While I am pro-life I do believe in having a civil discussion on this issue. Emily Jashinsky did an excellent radar on this issue yesterday on rising. No matter which side of the debate you fall on (and ...

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by apodino
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7431

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Affordability has nothing to do with minimum wage. Affordability has to do with SUPPLY. For example, if due to zoning laws not many homes are built but instead only one luxury condominium, then no matter how high the minimum wage, housing will be unaffordable to most. The truth is that it is easies...

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by apodino
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5234

Re: Universal Healthcare

So how will the democrats pull this off at the Federal level, expand Medicare and Medicaid or create a new federal agency? Aside from a very select few democrats, the democrats really have no interest in pulling this off at the federal level and therefore you will never see it unless there are seri...

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by apodino
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19866

Re: Texas abortion law

There are a couple of people questioning my statement about quotas. I do believe they exist and I do believe the claims of many former PP workers on this. I will leave you guys with a link to this article from the San Francisco Examiner. Basically it says that a south Texas affiliate of Planned Par...

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by apodino
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19866

Re: Texas abortion law

There are a couple of people questioning my statement about quotas. I do believe they exist and I do believe the claims of many former PP workers on this. I will leave you guys with a link to this article from the San Francisco Examiner. Basically it says that a south Texas affiliate of Planned Pare...

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by apodino
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2307

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

I initially thought that the law in Congress was unconstitutional, and it may well be. The constitution says that the Electors for president shall be chosen in a manner approved by the state legislature. It also says that members of congress shall be chosen in a manner approved by the state legislat...

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by apodino
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 5234

Re: Universal Healthcare

I am a big supporter of Medicare for all. As much as many on the right would like you to think it takes away freedom I believe just the opposite. Being tied to employer based healthcare has actually taken away some of my freedom, because the insurance companies are telling me who I can and can't see...

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by apodino
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7431

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I have a lot of friends who are liberals, many are people of color and there is very little love among them for Kamala Harris. I even think Biden himself is regretting selecting her after seeing her in office. The presence of her on the campaign train in California will have absolutely no impact on ...

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by apodino
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19866

Re: Texas abortion law

To add to my last post, is it any coincidence that violence against clinics has gone down as more states go GOP? Because clinics are forced to close. Republicans are fed the tired lie that Planned Parenthood only performs abortions and performs them on-demand. None of that is true. PP helps with re...

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by apodino
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19866

Re: Texas abortion law

As someone who identifies as Pro-Life I have been thinking a lot about this issue, and I am seriously beginning to question the tactics used by the pro-life side. On the surface, this law would seem to look good for our cause, but I have a hard time celebrating this law. I don't like the thought of ...

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by apodino
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 648
Views: 126958

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

AA did say today that they plan to pay down 15 billion in debt over the next few years. Also they ended the quarter with 21.3 billion in cash.

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by apodino
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 268
Views: 44879

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

3. The N train in comparison to the 7 train, which only has four Manhattan stations almost all along a single street, has 12-14 stations in Manhattan hitting almost every major destination (Upper East side, Herald square, Union Square, NYU, NOHO, SOHO, Canal Street, City Hall, World Trade Center an...

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by apodino
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues Sabre over GDS interface that’s helping Delta
Replies: 17
Views: 7676

AA sues Sabre over GDS interface that’s helping Delta

So apparently Delta helped Sabre develop some new interface called NAS. Apparently this incentivized travel agencies to book higher fares on Delta since the incentives are higher than selling similar fares for American. American says this is a breach of contract and has filed a lawsuit to stop it. h...

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by apodino
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 101
Views: 18943

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

If your only issue is weather, can't you improvise ? Look at some app or website for rough weather estimates (something professional you can subscribe to quickly if you don't have that backup already), add alternates, tanker some fuel, and off you go ? FAR part 121 requires actual weather reports a...

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by apodino
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.
Replies: 101
Views: 18943

Re: Southwest faces another IT outage, all flights stopped.

Southwests official statement said the issue was caused by issues with their third party weather vendor not getting weather to the flight crews. The issue I have with that is American and United both use the same provider, The Weather Company, as Southwest and neither of those airlines had any issue...

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by apodino
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2524

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

Favorite Governors huh? Top of my list would probably have to be Mike DeWine. He is the one GOP governor who really handled COVID well and from what I can see he is well liked in the state and has actually governed well. There are a few other names I would mention. Charlie Baker (R-MA) - I have alwa...

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by apodino
Wed May 26, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14441

Re: China and biological warfare story

This story is back in the news and gaining traction even amongst trained virologists. I wonder what the world would think of China’s coverup if it were to be proven that the virus accidentally escaped the lab. Not amongst the virologists who’ve actually been studying the virus origin, are you refer...

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by apodino
Wed May 19, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MS Supreme Court kills Ballot Initiatives in state
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: MS Supreme Court kills Ballot Initiatives in state

The GOP wants power. Not leadership. They don't care what the people want, only what their own special interests and high dollar donors want. This is the Faustian bargain the uneducated are taking by siding with the GOP over supposed "cultural: issues . They are getting leaders that do no care...

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by apodino
Wed May 19, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MS Supreme Court kills Ballot Initiatives in state
Replies: 3
Views: 967

MS Supreme Court kills Ballot Initiatives in state

This is a story that got very little attention nationally but is very scary for numerous reasons. Back in November, there was an initiative on the November Ballot called measure 65. The measure requires the Mississippi state Department of Health to create a Medical Marijuana program this year. The m...

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by apodino
Sat May 15, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 40
Views: 2989

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

So let Kansas and Georgia and West Virginia just languish. Who cares about those people anyway, right? Interesting how Republicans want us all to be united but when it is pointed out how we are all united, they complain. Go to your right wing extremists state legislatures and demand they stop takin...

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by apodino
Sat May 15, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 145
Views: 14838

Re: Arizona Election Audit

As a resident of both Arizona and Maricopa County, I think this is a waste of time and money. Having said that, if it helps whomever sleep better at night in the name of "transparency," then have at it. No one blinked at the numerous audits - both months and years later - of the Florida 2...

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by apodino
Sat May 15, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 26660

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Of course the US House of Reps strongly condemned Obama’s move and it won’t happen again. Biden has no interest in allowing it to happen again, but that being said, the political situation in the House is different now than it was back then. For starters, the GOP controlled congress back then, and ...

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by apodino
Sat May 15, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 5702

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

I am not a fan of Liz Cheney at all but this was a raw deal, and it is proof that policy means nothing in the GOP, just loyalty to one man. As for putting Stefanik in, this may be an unforced error by the GOP. Remember that we are in a redistributing year and NY loses a congressional seat this year....

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by apodino
Fri May 07, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish 77 Strange Diversion to MCO
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Re: Turkish 77 Strange Diversion to MCO

It was definitely a MIA weather diversion as MIA got nailed right when this guy got to Florida. The reason for the odd routing is because they had to go over land due to weather off the east coast, the gulf thing is because there were so many flights diverting in MIA center airspace, ATC literally h...

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by apodino
Mon May 03, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 3053

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

I have a different take on the migration thing. New York has been high taxes for a while now and FL has never had a state income tax and the wealthy have been buying property in Florida for years. That's not the issue. The issue is that housing is so expensive in places like the Acela Corridor and C...

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by apodino
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD people mover
Replies: 59
Views: 11110

Re: ORD people mover

Here's the real issue. Most airports have 2 transit systems. One moves people between terminals or concourses. The other connects the terminal(s), with parking and/or rental cars. ORD's train system tries to do both. So, it has to be outside of security. That makes connections tough. I'm not sure I...

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by apodino
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD people mover
Replies: 59
Views: 11110

Re: ORD people mover

ORD is a cruel joke to the weary international traveller. ORD is great for international travel except for the people mover and the total lack of management/leadership with the customs employees. How is ORD good for international travel? Isn’t it the only major hub airport where you can’t (for the ...

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by apodino
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD people mover
Replies: 59
Views: 11110

Re: ORD people mover

Dear me....who knows what to make and what a fiasco. So what I wonder is if there are more issues, why doesnt the CDOA just come right out and address them honestly rather than dodge questions? People respect honesty way more than evasive answers. Why is it so hard to give timelines and updates on t...

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by apodino
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 18152

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

seb146 wrote:
Since the latest payment passed, I assume you Republicans will send those payments back since your party voted against them.

I doubt it. The party completely voted against them, but 60 percent of Repubicans actually support them. The GOP lawmakers don't even know their own base.

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by apodino
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints
Replies: 148
Views: 6461

Re: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints

They keep buying companies because they can. It takes away their competition. Survival of the fittest. And they can turn around and make more money off the shrinking marketplace. If there are only two or three social media outlets as opposed to twelve or thirteen, that is free market, right? That i...

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by apodino
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 18152

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

Can someone explain this Sinema character's antics? "Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema voted against raising the minimum wage to $15 on Friday. However, a recently resurfaced tweet from 2014 calls raising the wage a "no-brainer."" https://www.newsweek.com/kyrsten-sinema-twe...

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by apodino
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD people mover
Replies: 59
Views: 11110

ORD people mover

Does anyone have any clue on what is going on with this? This was supposed to be reopened in 2019 and now it’s 2021 and I can’t find anything on the status of this. The city won’t talk and any officials who are asked about this give evasive answers. This is not a good look for ORD and it’s even more...

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by apodino
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 38
Views: 2732

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

I know a lot of people on the right in California are salivating at the chance to take down Newsom, and it looks like there will be a recall effort, however Newsom I think is in a better place than Davis was for many reasons. 1. California in general is a lot more blue now that it was then. 2. The C...

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by apodino
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 18152

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

The filibuster must be removed completely and permanently. Why? Why are you so against working together? The Filibuster was put in place to stop the fringe radicals and it works great. I for one am glad Joe Manchin is stepping up and keeping the Senate from imploding. Two points. One is that Seb is...

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by apodino
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 18152

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

Something interesting was pointed out today. Given the new thresholds that are going to be in this bill. If this bill becomes law, Biden will be giving stimulus checks to fewer people than Donald Trump did. This is a message that the GOP could run on in 2022 especially with Trump out there, but beca...

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by apodino
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 18152

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

Here is a progressive take on the situation. I will disclaim this, this commentator is actually Canadian, but is a regular progressive commentator on US politics as well.

https://youtu.be/SQH-QISlXCg

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by apodino
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden coronavirus relief package
Replies: 288
Views: 18152

Re: Biden coronavirus relief package

Biden is breaking a campaign promise here. He promised everyone $2000 checks, and now putting more and more caps on this is going to mean less and less money that people need. Bad Bad idea. And here we have the GOP lie machine moving again. 2000 checks were promised while we all awaited the 600 che...

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by apodino
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6876

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

I understand why its being done, but this is a bad idea. Yes Covid is on the decline in Texas. Yes more people are getting needles in their arms. However, the risk of covid is still very real and until we are sure we have a good grasp on this, which I do not believe we yet do, we still need to take ...

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