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by Tugger
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 28
Views: 874

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

Evicting a tenant implies you have a replacement tenant, if you don’t why evict? Because you really can't have someone in the home if they are not willing ot actually be responsible for it. You just can't, no matter how much you may like them or how long they have been with you. However I will also...

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by Tugger
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 28
Views: 874

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

You are perhaps misunderstanding the answer being provided. The simple fact is that many didn't get the $600/wk. Many work off the books or were "gig" employees who were not "employed" etc. This goes for many independent contracted workers. Tugg Okay... but then I guess your que...

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by Tugger
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 73
Views: 2168

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

My guess this is like many modern prosecutions: Charge hard then work the plea. So charge the organization hard, and then with the organizations cooperation and commitment to remove and assist in evidence for prosecution of the four in leadership, simply withdraw the lawsuit. This is big games for a...

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by Tugger
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans No One Can Argue With
Replies: 33
Views: 1240

Re: Republicans No One Can Argue With

afcjets wrote:
Trump wins when America wins, not the other way around.

Basicly true for every/any politician. If their community/city/state/nation "wins" while they are in office, they are likely to also then win.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 28
Views: 874

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

How is it possible that low wage earners are already two or three months behind on their rent if they got $600 per week extra as an unemployment benefit? If you're asking that, you've clearly never lived as a low-wage worker raising a family. It's very expensive being poor in America. People often ...

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by Tugger
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police

I don't get what some people here are claiming. I live in an "entitled white suburban area" and I hear no support of "defund police" etc. I think it was mostly a stupid statement that gained some traction in outlier groups who repeated it and then the right wing media made it a ...

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by Tugger
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Poll: Most blacks do not support defunding police

I don't get what some people here are claiming. I live in an "entitled white suburban area" and I hear no support of "defund police" etc. I think it was mostly a stupid statement that gained some traction in outlier groups who repeated it and then the right wing media made it a p...

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by Tugger
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2880

Re: TikTok

if you think so, I bet that few europeans missed the economic war with the US. read here how the US is acting and guess what we think about it. Aren't you severely mixing two separate things? And also, I thought you did not include Britain as "Europe" as its laws etc are so different. And...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 31
Views: 2843

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

He died of a heart attack. They found him to have advanced heart disease. The ME noted that there was no damage or bruising to his neck or windpipe, and he did not suffocate. So I do not think this was a murder. The issue wasn't cutting off air supply (so no bruising etc.). You can tell from the vi...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2880

Re: TikTok

It’s only nearly gone in the US, it’s still going to be running everywhere else except India. Ehh? What do yo mean by "nearly gone"? TikTok is still running strong here, just fine. Despite Trumps screeching, people are still using it no problem and honestly I don't see Trump succeeding in...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29165

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Here is the official SpaceX footage, complete with drone shots and 'under the skirt' cam action...: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1HA9LlFNM0 Really cool stuff. It shows how uncomfortably close that FOD went flying (I know the whole area is one giant construction site, but still...), and also tha...

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by Tugger
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29165

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Erebus wrote:
Success! The grain silo has finally taken flight and is back on the ground safely!

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1290800150194073610?s=20

Holy damn! I saw a flying grain silo alright!

Congrats to Space Boca Chica team!

Tugg

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by Tugger
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2880

Re: TikTok

It’s only nearly gone in the US, it’s still going to be running everywhere else except India. Ehh? What do yo mean by "nearly gone"? TikTok is still running strong here, just fine. Despite Trumps screeching, people are still using it no problem and honestly I don't see Trump succeeding in...

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by Tugger
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2880

Re: TikTok

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53633315 'Donald Trump says the government should get a cut from the sale of TikTok's US unit if an American firm buys it. The US president said he made a demand for a "substantial portion" of the purchase price in a phone call at the weekend with Micro...

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by Tugger
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29165

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Scrubbed, or at least detanked...

Tugg

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by Tugger
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2880

Re: TikTok

It sets a nasty precedent, it’s a foreign company which has successfully challenged the big US owned social media companies, so the US govt bans it and force’s the sale of it to a US company. This could easily happen again in other industries, look at the US motor industry it’s a dead man walking, ...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Kindle ?

Well they ARE $50-$150 tablets.... For only recommend the regular Kindle reader. I got my first one for $20 off Craigslist (makes sure it is unlocked from the original account before paying anything). I really liked it as a book substitute (thought I still ove paper books). They are very good for wh...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2880

Re: TikTok

It sets a nasty precedent, it’s a foreign company which has successfully challenged the big US owned social media companies, so the US govt bans it and force’s the sale of it to a US company. This could easily happen again in other industries, look at the US motor industry it’s a dead man walking, ...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2880

Re: TikTok

the US Government not wanting competitors to Silicon Valley tech firms (which feed data straight into the Security Apparatus). And another conspiracy theory. Perhaps somewhat tangentially founded but the huge difference is that the USG does not have "rights" to the data. There is no law f...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29165

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Bit of an emotional speech from Elon Musk. He looked like he was at a loss for words in the moment. https://youtu.be/2z3J-muBiVQ Yeah, I can imagine. Even I was a bit.... on edge?... because until Bob and Doug were delivered safely back home, it was all at risk. Everything. If something happened th...

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by Tugger
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2880

Re: TikTok

My kids have tiktok, I have tiktok to keep an eye on my kids, what private information does tiktok as for? You don't have to give tiktok any personal information to sign up, nothing at all, all they have is my first name, they don't even ask for an email address. Facebook and Instagram know far mor...

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by Tugger
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2077

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/transc ... dent-trump

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Dieuwer wrote:
Fake News.

Nope, not fake news... he said it! (I know you know this. ;- ) On Fox news even, no way that can be fake news....
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/transc ... dent-trump

Tugg

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by Tugger
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2880

Re: TikTok

The number one thing to remember is that our is the user, the people with the phones and apps, that are allowing the data access. And allowing that access gives you the ability to takes pictures and video and save it and share it across the platform. It allows you to have super useful maps that show...

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by Tugger
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29165

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Very nice to watch. Nice to see the successful return of Bob & Doug. Everything went flawlessly.

The US now has a confirmed path to and from space for human transport.

Tugg

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by Tugger
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Belarus
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: Unrest in Belarus

I just read that Belarus arrested some.Russian, claim they're about to conduct terrorist attack in the country before election, but Russia denied and claim those people were only travelling to Turkey Well... I have to say that I doubt Russia would say anything else really. I mean "Damn, yeah, ...

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by Tugger
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5213

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

My biggest disappointment is not in him; my biggest disappointment is in the number of my fellow citizens - and fellow conservatives - who have bought into his schtick. I cannot tell you how painful that's been. As I mentioned, I never did register as a Republican, but when I was younger there were...

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by Tugger
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

I'm sure tips do allow some to make more than the living wage and indeed more than they would if tipping were not allowed but I have yet to see anywhere the suggestion of banning tipping only that the wage prior to tipping should not be lower than other industries because the rest 'Can' be made up ...

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by Tugger
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5213

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

If you look at all the armed-to-the-hilt "freedom-from-masks" nutcases that stormed the Michigan legislature over the Governor's Covid-19 safety guidelines, you can visualize a hoard of Trump kool-aid drinkers surrounding the White House, claiming to protect the incumbent from an unfair r...

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by Tugger
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

This makes no sense and is not related to the issue of tipping in the USA. The only way it makes sense is if you are implying you do not and would not visit the USA specifically because you do not support tipping? Tugg No, if there were establishments that advertised their paying of a living wage i...

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by Tugger
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

Agreed, the character of business owners who do the right thing and pay employees a living wage in spite of not having to is a fantastic thing to see! Fred And of course you agree, since you support and have good personal character, that also applies to the patrons of a business that support the em...

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by Tugger
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

I work in the service business and I have seen first hand the people that do the right thing and those who don't. It speaks volumes as to ones character. Agreed, the character of business owners who do the right thing and pay employees a living wage in spite of not having to is a fantastic thing to...

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by Tugger
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

The problem is the capitalists see China as a gold mine, and have no qualms about selling out to them to improve their own bottom line. And these same people are bankrolling Biden's campaign. Actually that is not as true as it was. They have found there are plenty other options for manufacturing th...

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by Tugger
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big tech on the stand again - Amazon-Apple-Facebook-Google
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Big tech on the stand again - Amazon-Apple-Facebook-Google

Big tech on the stand - and Microsoft nowhere to be found. How the mighty have fallen... The key thing is this is focusing on the companies that may have anti-trust issues due to absolute dominance in their space or a demonstrated desire to control what they can and keep out competition where possi...

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by Tugger
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big tech on the stand again - Amazon-Apple-Facebook-Google
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Big tech on the stand again - Amazon-Apple-Facebook-Google

https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1288538380792463361

Mark did handle that rather well I think. (Lots of practice speaking with congress!)

Tugg
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casinterest wrote:
Here we have a R congressman asking the Facebook CEO why Twitter took down a post by Junior.

https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1288538380792463361

Mark did handle that rather well I think. (Lots of practice speaking with congress!)

Tugg

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by Tugger
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big tech on the stand again - Amazon-Apple-Facebook-Google
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Big tech on the stand again - Amazon-Apple-Facebook-Google

So the CEO's of the four biggest tech companies in the US (and the world I think) are back in front of Congress. It appears the Republican's are looking at potential "bias" and privacy concerns. The Dems appear to be focusing stifling of competition, tech use in abusing individuals, and ou...

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by Tugger
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

China's imposition of a new law imposing near totalitarian restrictions on Hong Kong, its imprisonment of more than one million Uyghur Muslims in "reducation" camps, its aggressive behavior in the South China Sea shows its intentions better than anything. They are also actively involved us...

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by Tugger
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

First, I'm very much against the system that allows people to be paid much less than minimum wage because 'their tips will make up the difference'. I think that is a disgusting way to value the work of human beings. Now, I do tip. It takes something extremely bad for me not to tip. Almost had an ar...

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by Tugger
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

From what I have heard, Biden is not a fan of China either and for the election is certainly out to show that he is better that Trump on China. No one expects the China relationship to improve no matter who is elected. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3087873/either-way-anti-china-h...

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by Tugger
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

It goes both way, American tourists have traveled with their tipping culture all over the world, they tip when it is completely unnecessary to tip, they tip for all sorts of things which local never would, so why shouldn't I bring my kiwi culture with me to the US and not tip?? Your US loathing is ...

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by Tugger
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

It goes both way, American tourists have traveled with their tipping culture all over the world, they tip when it is completely unnecessary to tip, they tip for all sorts of things which local never would, so why shouldn't I bring my kiwi culture with me to the US and not tip?? Great, so you are ac...

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by Tugger
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

I am surprised at how many people apparently have no ability to actually work with local customs of the places they visit. Instead so many want to force their own ideas and customs onto wherever they visit. For an international travel related website I am actually kind of disappointed. Ugly traveler...

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by Tugger
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.
Replies: 34
Views: 1735

Re: White House Occupant says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.

The key thing to realize about Trump is he is afraid. Basically always afraid and trying to stay in some "safe spot" where his base will love him and support him. He can't be anything but what they want, he can't step forward, he pretends to lead but is really following his base's imagined...

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by Tugger
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

On a related note why is prevalent in America for items for sale in stores to only have the untaxed price on the label, and then when you go to pay they add on the taxes at the register? I haven’t seen that system in other country. When I take something off a store shelf I want to know the exact am...

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by Tugger
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

I am fine with tipping being a part of the "wage" that the person earns directly based on their service to the customer. I know some people will skate on the tip or leave an inappropriately small one but I think the majority leave proper tips with a few "going big". I tend to be ...

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by Tugger
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann
Replies: 45
Views: 1673

Re: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann

Funny, I've heard scuttle that the settlements so far have each been well in the millions. Since both sides signed NDAs, I don’t trust much "scuttle" though. The reality will be proven out by Sandmann living a normal life, as he has been. No multiple homes, getting normal job, etc. You kn...

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by Tugger
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann
Replies: 45
Views: 1673

Re: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann

From the scuttle going round the settlement was for next to nothing. Legal fees, "lost time and opportunity" (basically enough to pay for college), in return for dropping /settling. Sandmann and his lawyers get something now and the appearance of a grand win without drawing out for years a...

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by Tugger
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Prices in the United States
Replies: 30
Views: 1328

Re: Gas Prices in the United States

Lol. Everything is going to be electric very, very soon, building refineries to make gas now would be idiotic. Actually no, not everything. And electric will not replace gas at scale for at least two generations. Currently electric only makes up 2% of sales. And as refineries are needed for gasolin...

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