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by LittleFokker
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-government-keystone-xl-termination-1.6059683 Parent company has decided they have had enough and has cancelled the Keystone Pipeline project. It's been a 10+ year battle with all sorts of environmental groups, most notable a Native American tribe in Nor...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4649

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

https://www.theringer.com/2021/6/1/22463924/naomi-osaka-french-open-press-conference-journalism-sports Excellent summation of the situation by Bryan Curtis. The whole sports economy is one privilege stacked on top of other privileges. It's fortunate that the people who are best at sport are able to ...

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by LittleFokker
Sat May 22, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 4182

Re: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

It would seem that one of the challengers to Cheney's seat impregnated his 14 year-old girlfriend when he was 18. He doesn't seem to find much wrong with that. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/554730-cheney-primary-challenger-impregnated-14-year-old-when-he-was-18 If it was just that, it would...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore
Replies: 22
Views: 1505

Re: Why News is Not Covered as Well and as Accurately as in Times of Yore

NIKV69 wrote:
There are no Walter Conkrites or Edward R Murrows anymore that is for sure.


Even if there were, you would just dismiss them and call them "Fake News."

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by LittleFokker
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 124
Views: 10198

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Had the J&J. Was fine immediately afterwards, but the following day experienced light nausea and muscle aches. By the 2nd day I was fine and no issues since.

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by LittleFokker
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12325

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

And here are some of Americas finest in a situation involving a US soldier in uniform but driving while black in Virginia, luckily he was despite his compliance, not shot and at least one of the moronic thugs in blue got sacked. Damn right the soldier is suing the dept. https://www.youtube.com/watc...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3620

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Slightly off topic, but the sport of golf was recently experiencing a similar problem/crisis to football (the more marketable players were grumbling about having to share they money they generated). https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewjcooper/2020/02/25/the-premier-golf-league--everything-you-need-t...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Japanese Researchers Recommend Against Holding This Summer's Olympics
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Japanese Researchers Recommend Against Holding This Summer's Olympics

COVID considerations aside, is there much logistical appetite to another postponement? So many sports leagues worldwide tailor their schedule for, or at least make allowances for Olympic participation. Last year, the postponement could be justified because the global problem was still growing when t...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1727

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

I thought a number of universities were beginning to adopt the policy of not considering standardized tests as a condition of application acceptance, even before COVID. GPA, extracurriculars, and application essays are being given far greater weighting. Standardized tests are anything but. Too much ...

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by LittleFokker
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19683

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Chauvin is invoking the fifth. That is not the strategy I would expect from a man who swore an oath to uphold the law. https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/derek-chauvin-trial-04-15-21/h_c21bb7972f1340ec453d633bc80bc6c8 Defense attorney Eric Nelson just explained to his client that he has the right to ...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 7606

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

A few years ago, we were doing a family vacation to Disney World (which included our then 2 year old son). Our last day there, as we were making our way to the airport, our rental car was rear ended exiting the freeway. The driver of the car was a teenage girl who looked shell shocked, and another s...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 3064

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

Isn't it true that with every airport in a residential area, the airport was originally way outside of town and then the city grew around it?

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by LittleFokker
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 21998

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

I just saw this on Twitter: Romaine lettuce killed 5 people in 2 years and they pulled it from every grocery store across the country. 18 people were killed this week in shootings and you can get a gun a Dick’s Sporting goods. Ref: https://twitter.com/Eden_Eats/status/1374203339294928901 Sadly, it'...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona GOP says the quiet part with a bullhorn: ‘Everybody shouldn’t be voting’
Replies: 50
Views: 3004

Re: Arizona GOP says the quiet part with a bullhorn: ‘Everybody shouldn’t be voting’

Depends on how you define "everyone". Illegals should not be voting. Convicted criminals should not be voting while serving their sentences. Dead people should never be voting. Green card holders should not be voting. ALL LEGAL citizens do have the right to vote. Whether they choose to ex...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 1837

Re: Netflix

Eagerly waiting the release of season 4 of Stranger Things, it's very well done. Tried watching Bridgerton but found it to be dreadfully boring. Maybe 19th century England just isn't my thing. Netflix seems to have the 2nd best selection of movies (Amazon Prime is better, more popular content than o...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo fall from grace
Replies: 125
Views: 6529

Re: Gov Cuomo fall from grace

Lol, you really are living in an alternate reality if you believe that crap. Explain to me why has Bill Clinton not been shunned from polite society, especially given all we know about him and Epstein? Same goes with Hillary. She was involved in that crap too and there is a ton of evidence of wrong...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 213
Views: 14359

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

MaverickM11 wrote:
Has anyone heard from Cornyn?


Cornyn is just as much of a piece of shit as Cruz is, only Cornyn is smart enough to not shove his face in front of a camera every chance he gets. But they both talk and vote the same way.

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by LittleFokker
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 213
Views: 14359

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Not sure if this deserves its own thread or tack it on to this Texas winter thread, but we do have a nomination for "Asshole of the Year" 2021 already: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tim-boyd-mayor-colorado-city-texas-resigns-power-outages/ This is what Republican "leadership" has ...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 20 years from now
Replies: 63
Views: 4610

COVID-19 20 years from now

Fun thought experiment...20 years from now, when younger people ask you about your experience living through this pandemic, what element of behavior modification or societal adjustment do you think will be the most bizarre and difficult to believe? For me, I think the most bizarre is cardboard cutou...

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by LittleFokker
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dustin "Screech" Diamond dies at age 44
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Dustin "Screech" Diamond dies at age 44

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/01/entertainment/dustin-diamond-obit/index.html Actor Dustin Diamond, who most notably played Samuel "Screech" Powers from NBC's "Saved By the Bell," has died at age 44 after recently revealing he had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. While goofy and...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snowstorm in Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Snowstorm in Spain

Similarly, Austin, TX is getting almost an inch of snow. While north TX is prone to occasional snow, it's extremely rare for an area this far south in TX to get snow.

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by LittleFokker
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2162
Views: 143479

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

If anyone dies as a result of taking a vaccine, then it's not "perfectly safe." However, if the risk is low, then it becomes tolerable and outweighs the benefits of getting the population vaccinated. I’m saying that with over 23 million having taken it, some are going to die shortly after...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2162
Views: 143479

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

There have been over 23 million vaccines given worldwide. Even if the vaccine is perfectly safe, some people are going to die shortly after getting it. If anyone dies as a result of taking a vaccine, then it's not "perfectly safe." However, if the risk is low, then it becomes tolerable an...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7262

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

25th seems unlikely - seems a lot of the cabinet would rather resign. My newsfeed says that Betsy DeVos (Education) and Elaine Chao (Transportation) aka Mrs Mitch McConnell have handed in their resignations. Have they finally had enough, or get out now rather than have to make a very public decisio...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chance of statehood for Puerto RIco and D.C.?
Replies: 64
Views: 2503

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

Well then, screw PR statehood. Let's focus on D.C. Would Guam reliably send liberals to congress? I think there is a good argument for PR/DC statehood that does not apply to Guam. Like DC, Puerto Rico does send a non-voting representative to the House to at least sit on committees (?). I don't thin...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chance of statehood for Puerto RIco and D.C.?
Replies: 64
Views: 2503

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

In Muriel Bowser’s (mayor of Washington DC) press conference going on as I type this, passing statehood for DC was literally the first bullet point she presented. Yes since she becomes a Senator and the hill gets two far left Senators. Not likely to happen since this is the same as court packing an...

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by LittleFokker
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 55054

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Since it's cold in DC (around 40F/5C), this would be an excellent time to use the water hose to disperse the crowd. And if they catch hypothermia, so what? If they really are patriots, they can die for their country. And for anyone lamenting how America is better than this, pay the hell attention, t...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 US Senate Race Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 15258

Re: 2020 US Senate Race Thread

Raphael Warnock wins Georgia runoff election against Sen. Loeffler, lifting Democratic hopes of claiming Senate majority By Reis Thebault, Michael Scherer and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/perdue-ossoff-loeffler-warnock-georgia-senate/2021/01/05/7d7b5afe-4f5d-11eb-83e3...

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by LittleFokker
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stimulus Package signed in the US by Trump: Is it enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 1534

Re: Stimulus Package signed in the US by Trump: Is it enough?

Short answer: No Long answer: Embarrassingly no. Tax breaks for the rich? Screw the math, it will work out. Money for Wars? Eh, budget, smudget. Assistance for the poor? Gotta cut something else and pretend there's just not enough money to help our citizens. I had too much gross income in 2019 to qu...

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by LittleFokker
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

Here's how you can set up parental security on the tablet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkCe3XD_kNU&feature=emb_logo You can also install an app for more indepth parental control. https://www.androidauthority.com/best-parental-control-apps-android-1133716/ Thank you for those links, those ar...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

I gave into the dark side of parenting and got my 5 year old a new tablet for Christmas. It's a cheap knockoff brand designed for kids but uses a Android/Google software platform. When I first signed in, I had to use my Google account to get started and apps to download. Having said that, I would li...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary
Replies: 68
Views: 4051

Re: Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

And what transportation or infrastructure experience does he bring to government? None that I read in the link. Hell, I'm more qualified in that role than he is and I'm not qualified. Right schools, mgt consultant (no ability there) and short Navy career seeking to burnish his resume. Oh and mayor ...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3437

Re: "DR" Jill Biden

Rand Paul claims to be a Dr though he couldn't become board certified by the AMA and created his own bullshit agency to certify him.

If someone puts in the work and study required to earn a doctoral degree, no matter what the field is, he or she deserves to be identified as "Dr."

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by LittleFokker
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103554

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

bennett123 wrote:
IMO, the comedians of the world should register a claim for loss of earnings.


Yeah, I'm sure that comedians everywhere are just loving the fact that because the Trump administration screwed up the response so epically, they can't do any live shows and make money. So so funny.

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by LittleFokker
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103554

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

https://www.vox.com/22173990/electoral-college-trump-biden-stephen-miller 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 t...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unusual places your food comes from
Replies: 17
Views: 1156

Re: Unusual places your food comes from

I remember once looking at the label on one of my son's fruit snack pouches. There's probably very little actual fruit, but it still sourced from like 9 different countries from Asia to North and Central America. For something that sells for approx $0.10 a pouch, it doesn't seem logical to source fr...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103554

Re: Official Election thread

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/20/florida-election-trump-senator-rodriguez/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Some very heinkey downballot shenanigans going on in a State Senate race in South Florida (of course!). The race was between the incumbent Dem...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103554

Re: Official Election thread

I have a question, does the Senate still have a chance to win the Democrats? The two Georgia Senate elections are going to runoffs (GA law says you have to get 50% +1 of the vote to win), which will be contested Jan 5th. Current makeup of the 2021 Senate will be 50 R, 45 D, 2 I (that caucus with D)...

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by LittleFokker
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103554

Re: Official Election thread

I have a question, does the Senate still have a chance to win the Democrats? The two Georgia Senate elections are going to runoffs (GA law says you have to get 50% +1 of the vote to win), which will be contested Jan 5th. Current makeup of the 2021 Senate will be 50 R, 45 D, 2 I (that caucus with D)...

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by LittleFokker
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 30234

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Help please, I am completely confused. Last Thursday, I was picking up my 5 year old son from my ex wife's house. She lives with her father and sister, and my son had been with them for 5 consecutive days prior to my picking him up. While there I had a brief unmasked conversation with her father but...

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by LittleFokker
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who should CA Gov. Newsom appoint to replace Sen. Harris??
Replies: 21
Views: 1310

Re: Who should CA Gov. Newsom appoint to replace Sen. Harris??

What about Kevin DeLeon? Gave Feinstein a pretty good scare in her last election as he tried to primary her from the left? I don't know much about him beyond that.

Also, it's been a joy watching Katie Porter do her thing in the House, it would be a good idea to promote her to the Senate.

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by LittleFokker
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4228

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

I think the best way to demonstrate to the rest of the world that we are to be trusted again is to clean up our own house. Get rid of all these America hating Republicans and start investing seriously in our people. Sorry but I think your attitude illustrates the acute political intolerance charact...

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by LittleFokker
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4228

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

Or giving billions to a terrorist regime like Iran and in exchange funding terrorism and carnage in the entire region. Obama/Biden is weakness that leads to death and war. You watch what happens if we get into another mess because of that. Still peddling the bullshit that we gave money to Iran? We ...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump considering options to strike Iran
Replies: 79
Views: 4228

Re: Trump considering options to strike Iran

This is so much fake news, paving the way for Biden to come out and bail out Iran and getting back to the nefarious Iran nuclear deal he and Obama signed. For starters, I don't see why Iran would ever strike a deal with the US again. Took 40+ years for Iran to sufficiently trust the US enough to ev...

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by LittleFokker
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103554

Re: Official Election thread

What drove GA leftwards while its neighbors moved to the right? Education and morals... Disagree. First the neighbors of Georgia did not move right. A few percentage points maybe, but nothing substantially changed. What they got was a bigger voter turnout, especially among their conservatives. What...

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by LittleFokker
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen Manchin shows leadership
Replies: 57
Views: 2994

Re: Sen Manchin shows leadership

Fringe in his party will not like this of course but it shows there are some in congress with integrity. Did it not occur to you that Manchin represents the far right fringe of the Democratic Party? I'm tired of the centrists - all running to the middle does is cause you to lose. We could ask Sens ...

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by LittleFokker
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?
Replies: 116
Views: 6898

Re: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?

It's funny how Republicans complain about the "Hollywood Elite" (whatever that is), but yet love to run and get behind celebrities that don't know shit about politics. Trump, Tuberville, Reagan, Carlson (probably), Sonny Bono, Schwartzenegger, and do I need to keep going? Forgot to add th...

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by LittleFokker
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?
Replies: 116
Views: 6898

Re: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?

Provided the vote numbers prove out after any challenges and recounts and Trump is ousted, there is now talk about 2024 and that he is being encouraged to run then again if the election is lost. Do you think Trump running again in 2024 will help or hinder the Republican party? Tugg No self-respecti...

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by LittleFokker
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 103554

Re: Official Election thread

So you're suggesting one of the first moves of the Biden Administration should be to cut a deal with someone who is notoriously unreliable? Oy, vey. Why does Biden need Trump out of the way to start building his coalition? Biden can pick his own cabinet members, ambassadors, and the like. They can'...

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