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by trpmb6
Sat May 18, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 25
Views: 877

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

Orbital mechanics are fun. Was two of my favorite courses in college. To add to the previous comments, the reusable rockets SpaceX uses are only good for low earth orbit. SpaceX has launched a couple satellites into geo orbit. But when they do that, they have to carry along extra fuel and can't util...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where to turn to learn about home buying
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: Where to turn to learn about home buying

The latest roadblock from lenders I've been running up against is a requirement to have 12-24 months of mortgage payments in reserve, even for a refinance with huge equity. Then they want proof of from where that money came, no sudden large deposits. That's ridiculous. Requiring proof of employment...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2564

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

One more tidbit I will throw out there. CNBC ran this excellent piece on High Speed Rail, and why we don't have it in the US. Very good watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaf6baEu0_w&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1zP5fTS5NbgphXNlt18PP3AOcOu-Rh6kfzD3rANtM3EsjhWVErQY0cePo I find the hyperloop ...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where to turn to learn about home buying
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: Where to turn to learn about home buying

(Of course, he tells you to maintain 6 months of your budgetary obligations as an emergency fund so you should always be prepared for a job loss anyways - to this point I do agree!) The latest roadblock from lenders I've been running up against is a requirement to have 12-24 months of mortgage paym...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 17, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where to turn to learn about home buying
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: Where to turn to learn about home buying

Btw, I should also note, I generally don't agree with Dave Ramsey on a lot of things. But for foundational (is that really even a word?) principles he's good. He takes things to the extreme. He'd have you eating pork and beans out of a can with rice every meal of every day until you paid your house ...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 17, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where to turn to learn about home buying
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: Where to turn to learn about home buying

At my age, I shouldn't be renting; and that same statement would've held true ten years ago, but alas it was not in the cards. I think it might finally be time to become a home owner, and the big transition thereto is of course fraught with all manner of psychofiscal peril. It's the biggest single ...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2335

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

In the latest uptick of trans-Atlantic tensions, European ships involved in the construction of a controversial gas pipeline from Russia to Germany could be subject to U.S. sanctions under a new bipartisan bill that will be introduced in the U.S. Senate as early as Monday. https://foreignpolicy.com...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2335

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

Strictly speaking we should want NATO allies to rely on NATO allies for energy security. I don't see how we can legally sanction Russia for doing legal business with our allies but I can understand the frustration of seeing allies rely on imports from our top geo-political foe. In a round-a-bout way...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2564

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

Really? The ASCE give it a C. Needs work. NC has the same grade and I can look and see where improvements need to be made. Maybe because Kansas has such a small population and large area , it is difficult to see all the issues around the state for you? https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/wp-co...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2564

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

After WW11 the US tax rates were up to 90% and fairly high for companies. In the 60s rates were lowered to a high of 60% and companies a little lower. That is the kind of taxes needed to support an advanced society - its infrastructure, science and educational needs. We now live in the ME Generatio...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 15, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2564

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

It's hard for me to look at this problem as a resident of Kansas where we have great infrastructure. Perhaps other states should look to us for inspiration. Really? The ASCE give it a C. Needs work. NC has the same grade and I can look and see where improvements need to be made. Maybe because Kansa...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2564

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

It's hard for me to look at this problem as a resident of Kansas where we have great infrastructure. Perhaps other states should look to us for inspiration.

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by trpmb6
Tue May 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2564

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

You want to see how roads are done properly come to Kansas where our road contractors have great lobbying folks. The only ones better are the ones lobbying on behalf of the school districts who were somewhat successful in raiding the DOT budget for additional funding a while back. Anyways. We have g...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 14, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/China Tariffs
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: US/China Tariffs

This is a non-av topic.

Services can not be tariffed. But a potential consequence is that service locations may be impacted by tariffs when attempting to import the parts needed to perform repairs and maintenance.

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by trpmb6
Tue May 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?
Replies: 250
Views: 31219

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

Will there be elements of 787 precedents / grandfathering used for the X, for example in relation to wing design / construction, ignoring the folding tips? Please give an example of what you're talking about. How can something used on one model's Type Certificate (TC) be "grandfathered" t...

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by trpmb6
Mon May 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 19
Views: 1554

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

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by trpmb6
Fri May 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 4931

Re: Trump's losses in business

Back to Topic. The real questions out of this are . 1,. Who gave him loans after these losses, and what was their reasoning 2. Were all the personal losses real, or was there massive depreciation on overvalued personal assets? 3. Why did Trump never claim a massive windfall to make up for the losse...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 10, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Field Set
Replies: 46
Views: 2407

Re: Democratic Field Set

I'm thinking that the closest analogy for the 2020 Democrat primaries could be 2004. The field was ostensibly wide open. Howard Dean attracted early energy and attention, but ultimately voters coalesced around the more "electable" candidate (Kerry) because their overriding objective was t...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 10, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 4931

Re: Trump's losses in business

This is about Trump business losses, not china. Start another thread for that. If we're going to delete a bunch of relevant posts to the topic at hand, but not stay on topic then what are we doing here. If the implication is that in the long-term manufacturing jobs will return to the US as a result ...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

Why? The Chief Executive is in a conflict of interest as he and his lying cronies are under investigation. That is a national security issue . Hands down. Not in the context of the statute. This is about the constitution and congressional oversight. not just the statute. And as I said up thread the...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

Worth reminding folks that Nadler once held the position that the Starr report should not be released to the public.

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by trpmb6
Thu May 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump jr. subpoenaed
Replies: 28
Views: 1774

Re: trump jr. subpoenaed

Tugger wrote:
My bet is this will be a more or less "softball" situation giving Jr. the chance to clear up his (mis)statements in front of a friendlier audience.

Tugg


Bingo.

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by trpmb6
Thu May 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

No. The grand jury testimony can be protected by adhering to congress's request. Neither of those exceptions apply in this situation. Why? The Chief Executive is in a conflict of interest as he and his lying cronies are under investigation. That is a national security issue . Hands down. Not in the...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

No. The grand jury testimony can be protected by adhering to congress's request. Under "the national security/foreign intelligence exception to grand jury secrecy, the attorney general can provide grand jury information to the chairs of the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees without a...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

When you read the below, you understand just how much of a "yes' man Rosenstein was too trump, and why Barr and Rosenstein should fear their contempt charges from Congress. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/rod-rosenstein-resigns-letter-trump-mueller-barr.html Huh? Rosenstein was the one ...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 09, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

When you read the below, you understand just how much of a "yes' man Rosenstein was too trump, and why Barr and Rosenstein should fear their contempt charges from Congress. Months ago you guys were saying that if Trump fired Rosenstein he would be obstructing justice. Rosenstein is the one tha...

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by trpmb6
Thu May 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 4931

Re: Trump's losses in business

Democrats are being played like a fiddle right now. You guys don't even realize it.

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by trpmb6
Wed May 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 4931

Re: Trump's losses in business

None of this is new information folks. We knew that Trump had a billion dollars in losses when the times released Trump's 1040 form from 1995 during the 2016 campaign. On that form it clearly showed he carried over a $915.7 million dollar loss. Thinking this will change anything, or that this wasn't...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

I don't get it, how's Nadler any different than Darrell Issa and his "let's just have another investigation on Hillary"? And did anyone on "the right" said anything about Issa "miss use his power"? No. Seriously, check and balance is one of the beauty of the US system....

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by trpmb6
Wed May 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

Why shouldn't congress get Full Access? Mueller laid out that many obstruction items required Congressional action. It seems to me that Barr and the Justice Department are stonewalling as they know certain redaction will lead to full investigations into the Trump administrations attempts to Obstruc...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

Has the judiciary committee actually issued a subpoena for Barr to testify? To my knowledge they have not. My understanding is that today's contempt hearing is specifically in regards to Barr not issuing a fully unredacted version of the Mueller report. Something he legally cannot do because of law...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3388

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

Has the judiciary committee actually issued a subpoena for Barr to testify? To my knowledge they have not. My understanding is that today's contempt hearing is specifically in regards to Barr not issuing a fully unredacted version of the Mueller report. Something he legally cannot do because of laws...

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by trpmb6
Wed May 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 4931

Re: trumps losses in business.

It's so laughable to see people get worked up about this and in the same day trying to hold contempt hearings on Bill Barr for doing something he is directed by law to do (he literally cannot release an underacted version of the Mueller report because it contains grand jury information - something a...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21073

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Infrastructure is a legit government public good. Supporting the people by redistribution is not. Healthcare is the ultimate "legit" infrastructure. A broken street that is needing repair so it can be used and people can is not more "infrastructure" than fixing a broken a broken...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10269

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Tugger wrote:
Why is religion tax exempt (in the USA)?

Tugg


So that our hospitals don't have to pay taxes.




(I jest)

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by trpmb6
Tue May 07, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 61
Views: 3690

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

I'm a millennial in my 30s. People think millennials are incapable of socializing but they just don't frequent the places we frequent. Ever been to a craft brewery? THAT is where you go to make new friends or date someone in today's age. Things I do that I have gained friends from: My core group of ...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21073

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

i feel like someone makes money off of the president (no matter who the president is) when he travels. so as long as a trump property is charging a rate that is in line with what would be paid to the hilton or marriott or whatever down the road what difference does it make who the money goes to. wh...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21073

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Something came to mind. On Friday, Trump threatened China with tariffs. The market responded with a drop (it recovered at the end of the day, but ended down nonetheless). Today there's yet another threat of tariffs and the market is responding. But here's the kicker: it's not the first time we've s...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10269

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

What evidence is there to suggest: A. That we are naturally selfish B. That said selfishness is a bad thing C. That the aforementioned 'bad selfishness' can be reduced through preaching D. That any of that requires congregating for a sky daddy. Fred The Chimps and Bonobos can give a glimpse into th...

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by trpmb6
Tue May 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10269

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

What evidence is there to suggest: A. That we are naturally selfish B. That said selfishness is a bad thing C. That the aforementioned 'bad selfishness' can be reduced through preaching D. That any of that requires congregating for a sky daddy. Fred The Chimps and Bonobos can give a glimpse into th...

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by trpmb6
Mon May 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10269

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

For the same reason people still believe socialism works. (For the record I'm not really religious - I see some of the teachings as being useful for teaching morals - others being contradictory. Haven't been to church in a while. Maybe there's something out there, maybe we're contained in a small or...

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by trpmb6
Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2583

Re: Sparing the rod?

Curious how those who take a strict no tolerance view on spanking view other extreme modes of discipline. Is time out in a bedroom inappropriate because it creates a moment of separation and can cause anxiety and loneliness in a child? Is elevating one's voice deemed too hurtful? (I am being somewh...

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by trpmb6
Mon May 06, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2583

Re: Sparing the rod?

Curious how those who take a strict no tolerance view on spanking view other extreme modes of discipline. Is time out in a bedroom inappropriate because it creates a moment of separation and can cause anxiety and loneliness in a child? Is elevating one's voice deemed too hurtful? (I am being somewha...

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by trpmb6
Mon May 06, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

It may not seem fair to this individual, but nobody else is running around with the same hardware either. Follow the science. " Follow the science " Sure! elevated natural Testosterone levels is not doping ( then you could allege doping for anybody with a non average hormonal or what not ...

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by trpmb6
Mon May 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

That girl there has 6 fingers on one hand. Witch! Burn her! Only if she floats like a duck. I think the panel's finding was fair. You have to understand they are in a tough position here as well. I believe limiting testosterone levels is fair. When you're testing for doping that's what you're looki...

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by trpmb6
Sat May 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21073

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Hey at least we're finally admitting tax cuts worked! You and I seemingly have very different definitions of what defines whether a tax cut 'worked'. In the 28 months that Donald Trump has been President, 5,652,000 total nonfarm jobs have been created per the Bureau of Labor Statistics . As you'll ...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21073

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

What a huge shock that blowing up the deficit and the national debt with corporation-focused tax cuts is spurring the economy... is that really winning if we're just kicking the burden to future generations? How very selfish of us. If we no longer care about either, great! Glad the 'how are you goi...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 03, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6809

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Also, Ukraine is going to be very interesting in the coming days/weeks/months as it's becoming increasingly clear that the clinton campaign was working with the Ukrainian government for information about Manafort. Is that becoming clear? Source? Even The Hill is only tying a 'DNC contractor' to wor...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Field Set
Replies: 46
Views: 2407

Re: Democratic Field Set

While they're pretty meaningless this far out, just about every single 2020 poll disagrees with you. In fact, can you point to a single poll that has Trump beating a Democratic candidate in 2020? Can you find a single poll from the 2016 campaign that had Trump winning? Yes I actually thought of the...

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by trpmb6
Fri May 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21073

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Economy is still chugging along. The unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low of 3.6% from 3.8%, though that drop reflected a rise in the number of people who stopped looking for work. Average hourly pay rose 3.2% from 12 months earlier, a healthy increase that matched the increase in March. Yea...

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