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by pu
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The nascent Trump Administration
Replies: 128
Views: 6264

Re: The nascent Trump Administration

If we get into an irreversible/unsustainable debt problem, then our superpower status is very likely to change. What would happen if China decided to demand the debt we owe it in large amounts? Where would that money come from?. 1. China cannot just demand the debt, just like your mortgage company ...

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Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The nascent Trump Administration
Replies: 128
Views: 6264

Re: The nascent Trump Administration

If we get into an irreversible/unsustainable debt problem, then our superpower status is very likely to change. What would happen if China decided to demand the debt we owe it in large amounts? Where would that money come from?. 1. China cannot just demand the debt, just like your mortgage company ...

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by pu
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learned something new today "Presidential Pardons"
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Learned something new today "Presidential Pardons"

This would be an interesting move. Something calculated to help the country move forward. Interesting question: who has more to be pardoned for? Most men who were actively dating women in the 70s and 80s have done just as bad as Trump with women, in my experience. I was at university/in the militar...

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by pu
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learned something new today "Presidential Pardons"
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Learned something new today "Presidential Pardons"

I think the morning of 20 January 2017 will see hundreds if not thousands of pardons/commutations from Obama.

I hope he pardons both Trump and Clinton simultaneously, regardless of who wins the election, just so everyone can move forward instead of constantly investigating each other.

Pu.

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by pu
Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump At His Most Disgusting
Replies: 363
Views: 9788

Re: Trump At His Most Disgusting

Is the contempt on this thread because Trump likes pussy? Or because he says he likes pussy in a reckless place with a microphone on? Every hetero male talks like this in my experience, I assume homo males do as well although not in front of me. I don't know that this changes anything. If you want a...

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by pu
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Election Two Months Out: Looking At The Electoral College
Replies: 288
Views: 7895

Re: U.S. Election Two Months Out: Looking At The Electoral College

And yet this morning, the NYT headline says the latest national poll has Trump and Hillary TIED. Where are all those people if not in swing states too? . California. Texas. New York. Illinois. Most people do not live in swing states. Trump wins Pennsylvania or he loses the race: what are the polls ...

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by pu
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple's Tax Case in Europe
Replies: 97
Views: 3222

Re: Apple's Tax Case in Europe

The only reason there are car plants in the US is protectionism. It's prohibitive to import cars to the US. . Are you on heroin right now? The US imports $300 000 000 000 worth of foreign made cars a year. It's not prohibitive to import cars into the US, its hugely profitable. The tax incentives us...

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by pu
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple's Tax Case in Europe
Replies: 97
Views: 3222

Re: Apple's Tax Case in Europe

It's not about being the exact same as other countries, it's about being the exact same for every company in Ireland. Why don't you just cut to the chase and argue that Ireland has no right to govern themselves ? Isn't it more realistic to admit you prefer Irish domestic policy decided in Brussels?...

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by pu
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple's Tax Case in Europe
Replies: 97
Views: 3222

Re: Apple's Tax Case in Europe

Regardless of the fact that most places will happily accept money given to them, the policy of a free society should be that it is their choice. It's a classic point of contention with federalism. The EU is federalism. The will of the Irish people is less important than the will of the EU at large,...

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by pu
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Election Two Months Out: Looking At The Electoral College
Replies: 288
Views: 7895

Re: U.S. Election Two Months Out: Looking At The Electoral College

Young blacks are expected to be largely a no-show. Pfffft....this is what we heard in 2012, President Romney. The 2008 election was explained by once-in-a-lifetime black/youth/Hispanic/whatever turnout. Here's Pu's advice for winning an election: believe what the facts tell you instead of what you ...

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by pu
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Election Two Months Out: Looking At The Electoral College
Replies: 288
Views: 7895

Re: U.S. Election Two Months Out: Looking At The Electoral College

Prepare for Trump going nuclear. He's not the type to just go into election night knowing he will lose. It's too much like asking a cheap concubine to marry you have her say no - it's life crushing. So maybe he hopes the debates put him comfortably ahead. If not, why not try anything he can think of...

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by pu
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Part of the problem with this debate is that I don't know how to define what "a homosexual" is. I think most of the more modern researchers recognise this. First of all, there is how people choose to self-identify. This IS a choice. Second of all, there is what people really are according...

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by pu
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Both of your examples happen. I have seen it, so I do accept those. However, there are also I don't know how many scenarios where good religious families raise good religious children who don't drink, don't smoke, don't use mind altering substances, play sports, join the military, and are still gay...

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by pu
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

...what I'm living... ... There are those who have been conditioned to accept performing homosexual acts. They continue to do it as a defense mechanism or because they don't know anything else. They are very few in number but they do exist. Ok, thanks for that. Here's Pu's personal experience in tw...

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by pu
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

That still makes no sense. My brother was born two years after me. The only difference between me and him is he was conceived and born in Oregon. I in Kansas. Mom did not smoke or drink, dad did. Why are there not more gays in Kansas? However, there are gays, allegedly, on both sides of the family....

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by pu
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

I've read more published studies today What studies? You just "read" them today, you must still have them in your internet history. Which "studies" are these? Post the links to these "studies" you just "read today". I don't know how to copy my browsing histor...

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by pu
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

By all accounts, I should be straight. I grew up in evangelical eastern Oregon. Growing up, my peers were convinced that all gays had AIDS and some of my peers even went so far as to suggest that all gays must die. Yet, here I am. Gay as anything. Many of us are. By all accounts, there should be ma...

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by pu
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Honestly I wonder why you're even bothering to ask a question because you rebut every answer given that doesn't coincide with the one you appear to have already contrived. I modified my post to form my point about sexuality influencing your opinion as a question, rather than an accusation, shortly ...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Most importantly, identical twins share the same genome, but the number of gay identical twins is small - far more common is one is gay while one is not. A common misconception, and often used by people who argue that it's not genetic. 1. There's more than one type of "identical twin" dep...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

There is far more to being gay than the sexual act itself, This brings up one of the points in the article: not only is sexuality fluid, but so is the definition of gay used in research. A study from the 1950s announced there was a 100% chance that if one brother is gay, the other will be as well. ...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Countless numbers of women went into lesbian relationships after the First World War largely because there was a huge shortage of men and it is in human nature to want to"nest" - to find a companion. Similarly, countless numbers of men found enormous comfort with other men (mateship?) in ...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Really, I can't imagine who cares, other than people who are negatively obsessed with homosexuality. mariner I'm interested in sexuality, I think I'm not alone here...but the repeated attempt to end the discussion or castigate those who are interested in this subject as trying to harm gays or as &q...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

As a gay man who pays taxes and lives in society, it is no one's business. I have lived on this earth and experienced enough to know that sexuality is fluid and no one's business. Yes, I lean way more toward men, but there are a few women I do find attractive. So what? Why does that concern you tha...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal Brownshirts at it again...
Replies: 150
Views: 5512

Re: Liberal Brownshirts at it again...

The end result of this is many on the right are tired of being blamed for every single issue for any minority group Why not just embrace it? Yes, white people have most of the wealth, serve less time in prison and have a lower rate of AFDC use....but white people also have more education, commit fe...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

This study was undertaken to, once again, "prove" to social conservatives that being gay is a choice, . "We hope to show here that, though sexual orientation is not a choice, neither is there scientific evidence for the view that sexual orientation is a fixed and innate biological pr...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

OA412 wrote:
This study was undertaken to, once again, "prove" to social conservatives that being gay is a choice, .


Please quote and cite the page number in this article that argues sexuality is a choice.





Pu.

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

I also think that if those hypothetical 100 girls were then moved to an environment that had both male and female potential partners, most would not continue to be lesbians. The ones with genuine attraction would of course find no reason to have sex with men who they do not find attractive whatsoev...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Lewis, I very much appreciate your insight. Does the possibility of sexuality determined after birth change anything for you? I would say no. I mean, I 100% believe in science and from what I understand, the jury is still out. I do not really see what something post-birth could have affected my sex...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

I'm pretty convinced that there's more to it than genetics. To me it pretty clearly implies that more accepting the values of society are towards homosexual behaviour, more likely people with bisexual tendencies are to encourage it as a part of their sexual identity and practice it. I don't think o...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Read...the...article....or at least skim. I decided to skim your previous postings on homosexuality / gays. Here's a choice quote from you: You're just soooooooooooo enlightened and scientific aren't you pu? :eyeroll: Ad hominem attacks are the refuge of the weak minded. Yes, I am against the state...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

it's not science, it's just 1 study or instance that the usual suspects can bring up the usual arguments, so they can act offended when the group being examined finds it racist/demeaning/more of the same/etc.... How soon before Focus on the Family, Tony Pekins, The Westboro Baptist Church, et al......

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Some oversensitive SJW's shouldn't be allowed to stop the progress of objective science, their irrational feelings are utterly irrelevant. Read the article preface in the link above...numerous scientists were afraid to speak scientifically on this topic for fear of attack or losing their jobs ... a...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

I seriously do not remember the day I looked at my reflection in the mirror and decided I would be gay. Read...the...article....or at least skim. Deciding to be gay is neither alleged nor relevant. I appreciate that being gay causes an automatic reflex to the idea that it is a decision, especially ...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Because this implies that being gay was a choice and could be traced back to "mistakes" in the upbringing of a child. I try not to feel offended but I can't stop myself of getting into a defensive position and feeling personally attacked. Perhaps it is a combination of genetics and enviro...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Because we don't need to explain ourselves to you, nor anyone else about our human rights. Our sexual orientation and thus equal rights as human beings ...aren't up for discussion ... No one's asking you to explain yourself nor questioning your equality. However, you don't decide what's up for disc...

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by pu
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Just enter the name of that paper into a search engine and see what predominantly lights up there: Ok, I entered the name of the article in English, German and Swedish Google. Shockingly, what appeared was not the gay opinion websites you found but other scholarly journals, a few Wikipedia articles...

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by pu
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

Among them a bit of background .... Yes, Klaus, a gay political-opinion website trumps leading faculty at a wolrd-leading medical school - and if their religion and political beliefs invalidate their opinions, your atheism and political beliefs invalidate YOURS. The defensiveness about this issue i...

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by pu
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Re: Born gay or straight or became that way?

A.) Why does it matter? B.) Why do you care? C.) What difference does it make in today's adult society? Reading the article answers these questions in full. All 3 of your questions are really the same. This is everyone's concern who lives in society, pays taxes, has kids, etc. The defensive hostili...

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by pu
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Born gay or straight or became that way?
Replies: 108
Views: 3733

Born gay or straight or became that way?

The proposition that sexuality is determined prior to birth is not supported by a meta analysis of published research. The politics of the "born gay" theory has crowded out objective research. Sexuality is like most human impulses a complicated interplay of genetics and environment ...or t...

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by pu
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal Brownshirts at it again...
Replies: 150
Views: 5512

Re: Liberal Brownshirts at it again...

Ahhh, yes. More examples of brownshirt thuggery from the left - https://youtu.be/0t7PnrelFdY Included in this compilation - pepper spraying of children, more attacks on the elderly (becoming a lefty staple as of late), assault, spitting on folks (another lefty favorite), and good old fashioned prop...

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by pu
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class
Replies: 146
Views: 4471

Re: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

Yes, the Republican ideal of "lower taxes will create jobs" That is why they are the wealthy and we are not. We have swallowed that bullshit line, and our government goes out of its way to make it happen through corruption and the influence of money flooding into our election system. If I...

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by pu
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class
Replies: 146
Views: 4471

Re: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

Trump and the right wing media... excuse me... MAIN STREAM media.... have uncovered one thing no one wants to talk about: the angry white man is still out there and even more racist and even more angry than ever. I mean, how dare those uppity women and blacks and Mexicans and gays and Muslims think...

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by pu
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class
Replies: 146
Views: 4471

Re: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

Either way, they both want your money and more power. Actually, despite all the endless rhetoric, Trump and Clinton are both pretty simple and similar in one respect - they yearn to be president so they can be remembered as a Great Person.... and this means they both want lasting positive results. ...

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by pu
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class
Replies: 146
Views: 4471

Re: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

.but it argues past the original point. Well, I thought the original point on this thread was already moot (Clinton..raise...taxes..middle class) and your later point is that the bar set by the Democrats is a pretty low bar, i.e. low growth. My point I thought addressed that well...low growth is ac...

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by pu
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class
Replies: 146
Views: 4471

Re: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

Like I said, pretty low bar for a "reward." The average American is 30-something years old. Their experience with Republicans have been Bush. Their experiences with Democrats have been Clinton and Obama. The youngest Americans who could have voted for Reagan are in their fifties. The Bush...

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by pu
Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class
Replies: 146
Views: 4471

Re: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

...What bothers me is the number of people who do seem to believe him. What bothers ME is the tightly defensive identities Americans have isolated themselves into: Democrats or Republicans. I think you and Clinton should forget about Trump and concentrate on his supporters ; Clinton should see Trum...

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by pu
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class
Replies: 146
Views: 4471

Re: Clinton to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

Not surprising if you only read the Dailykos, Mother Jones, and ThinkProgress for your news. ] 1. Yes, you've convinced me that the economy is growing slowly . But that's not what Trump and Congressional Republicans are saying. They are saying the American economy is a catastrophe, that Clinton wan...

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by pu
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel warnings against the USA mount
Replies: 18
Views: 1575

Re: Travel warnings against the USA mount

... as a tourist I would worry much more about traveling in Western Europe as terrorist attacks that target people indiscriminately, often in public places and transport, are much more common there than in the US. I'm much more confident walking Central Park at night or most any popular LA street t...

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by pu
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?
Replies: 82
Views: 4240

Re: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?

You really couldn't have less of a clue, could you? You are pathetic. So glad to see the tolerant left in action. Had I called you "pathetic" or implied you are clueless, I'd be getting warnings from the mods, etc. Just goes to show that the Non-Av forum is for liberals only; anyone who i...

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by pu
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Picks Kaine for Veep
Replies: 77
Views: 2834

Re: Hillary Picks Kaine for Veep

Kaine is a good choice. All the reasons why many are saying he is "meh" is a big reason why he's good. The Democrats got Obamacare and gay marriage done - and a likely Supreme Court soon leaning their way. What they need now is not so much big flashy change, but the nitty gritty unpretenti...

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