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by apodino
Tue May 14, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bad Judges like Bad Cops:Judge Officially Suppresses Tape of Patriots Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Bad Judges like Bad Cops:Judge Officially Suppresses Tape of Patriots Owner

Only one reason Kraft is escaping what normal people would have to endue. The very reason why bad politicians will always guarantee continued bad governance affecting everyone negatively with certain exceptions. BN747 Can you produce any instance where a Normal person had their rub and tug visit vi...

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by apodino
Tue May 14, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28386

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I went to Mass yesterday and the priest gave an interesting homily related to this. The priest grew up an atheist, and went to Texas A & M to study physics, still an atheist. What ultimately turned him to religion is how some things in the universe exist, despite seeming to contradict the laws o...

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by apodino
Tue May 14, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1670
Views: 208308

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Do you all remember when AA wanted to build an international arrivals facility in Terminal B back in the late 90's/early 200's? What specific area of the terminal would that have been built? I was thinking that if Terminal E's facility reaches its maximum capacity, then Massport could build a new o...

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by apodino
Mon May 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6224

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Geek Culture is a particular interest of mine and both me and my wife are Hardcore gamers. We regularly attending gaming conventions, and play games often with many friends of ours. We are in the middle of a Dungeons and Dragons campaign right now, and I like other types of RPGs as well. Aside from ...

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by apodino
Thu May 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22171

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

Its not just whats visible to the passenger but some little things that go on behind the scenes that actually contribute to some of the operational issues. I can highlight a few. 1. Flight Attendant scheduling has gotten insane. It is not uncommon for a Flight Attendant to work a transcon flight fro...

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by apodino
Thu May 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3909

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 "When Trump demanded pe...

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by apodino
Wed May 08, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3909

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

How is Nadler misusing his power? As chairman of the House Judiciary committee, one of his key jobs is ensuring congressional oversight of the Justice Department. By issuing subpoenas for key people to testify, he is helping to fulfil this role. That being said, we can debate the concept of executiv...

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by apodino
Thu May 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 624
Views: 29816

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

I mentioned earlier that Barr is making a huge mistake by not going before the house committee. That being said, both sides are to blame for this happening and I think its by design. I wont get into Barr, but for some reason Nadler added a rule that allowed for Judiciary Committee staff lawyers to a...

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by apodino
Thu May 02, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 624
Views: 29816

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

The thing that surprises me is not that Barr is refusing to bring charges but the fact that he isn't even trying to hide the fact that he is protecting Trump and almost seems to be going out of his way to make sure that we know he is. I don't understand what he is doing. All he had to do was say tha...

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by apodino
Thu May 02, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Trolley Buses
Replies: 19
Views: 1513

Re: Electric Trolley Buses

Tri-Met in Portland just got some new hybrid buses. They use a charging system that comes down and docks with a pad on top of the bus. The way the bus docks with the charging station makes me wonder about trolley buses and overhead wires. Portland took down their overhead wires for trolley buses lo...

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by apodino
Wed May 01, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 624
Views: 29816

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Bring articles of impeachment and put your money where your mouth is. Are you referring to an Impeachment of Barr our Trump? Barr will be fine before long - he got caught lying to Congress sooner than anticipated. if you are referring to Trump then don't rush tings. Discovery is just getting starte...

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by apodino
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2544

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

I'll just be glad when they stop pushing the lie that the 2nd amendment gives you some sort of right to posses firearms by truncating what the 2nd amendment actually says. Never mind that the 2nd Amendment starts out with the words "A well regulated Militia" which for the most part does n...

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by apodino
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 52
Views: 8462

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

Your post really needs more thought put into it. 1) There is HUGE Jewish population in Philadelphia and it's suburbs. 2) Miami is in Dade County. Ft. Lauderdale is in Broward County I admit when I am wrong, but I never thought of Philadelphia as a huge jewish population center, but I don't know the...

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by apodino
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No Biden and No Trump. Who?
Replies: 30
Views: 1574

Re: No Biden and No Trump. Who?

Bill Weld. People forget how great a job he did as Governor of Massachusetts and sadly had his career ruined by Jesse Helms, a member of his own party. Second Choice would be Tulsi Gabbard. I think she is a democrat who can bring both sides together. That being said, if it was those two on the Novem...

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by apodino
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why No Serious Activism Against Killing Your Child vs Pro Life Activism
Replies: 57
Views: 2923

Re: Why No Serious Activism Against Killing Your Child vs Pro Life Activism

Afaik killing a 5 year old child is already a crime, while an abortion is legal. Well, AFAIK, life begins at conception so abortion to "fix" someones inconvenience should not be legal but the Liberals are pushing for what only could be called post birth abortion, which is killing a viable...

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by apodino
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas DA Takes Heat from Council Members Over New Theft Policy
Replies: 112
Views: 5692

Re: Liberals Are Infesting Texas

This is an interesting thread where people on both sides of the aisle are so sure in their beliefs that they will automatically dismiss what the other side has to say without even listening in an effort to prove them wrong. I am a right leaning voter myself, but when language like the title of this ...

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by apodino
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 52
Views: 8462

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

Vasu Raja has stated repeatedly in recent months that AA pulled out of TLV too soon, so then the trick is how to go back in there after some ill will that may have been created. PHL is going to rely exclusively on connections to work. TLV tends to attract two types of fliers. One is the religious Ch...

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by apodino
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1670
Views: 208308

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Very interesting discussion on the LEX topic and the public transit. As someone who grew up in BOS and almost always uses public transit anytime I go back this is near and dear to my heart. One issue with traffic in BOS is a very poor terminal layout, and its almost impossible to do anything about i...

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by apodino
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7644

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

One other thing to consider regarding AA - they just completed their labor group integrations. Pilots about a year ago, flight attendants late last year. Before that, they had to operate as two airlines under the same label. Now that they are integrated, we shall see if management can make AA live ...

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by apodino
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7644

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

Just finished listening to the call. Interesting commentary that the Pacific was the best performing entity led by Hong Kong & Japan outperforming both Atlantic & Latin. China improved too with code-shares to interior China out of PEK/PVG on CZ. Finally AA is making profits in the Pacific a...

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by apodino
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 120796

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Incorrect. 14 OASIS Aircraft were reworked and TUL only did 4 of those. I have friends at TULE they had 17 planes there You need better friends, they are wrong. I don't think they are wrong, but the post you replied to is misleading because TUL does lots of MX work on all sorts of fleet types. 17 p...

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by apodino
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.
Replies: 41
Views: 2563

Re: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.

Anyone care to address the impact immigration has on the lowest tiers of wage earners vs those on top? Apodino, do you have a source for employees being more loyal to companies long term than the people up top? I'm not sure how loyalty really factors into wage growth anyways. If anything, turnover ...

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by apodino
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.
Replies: 41
Views: 2563

Re: CEO percentage increases compared to ours.

This is a real problem, but I am not sure what the solution is. If you try to legislate the problem then businesses will incorporate overseas to get around the issue. Regulating the problem isn't going to solve it because then the small businesses who don't have the resources to compete against big ...

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by apodino
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8813

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

I do think PHL will make more sense unless they are making bank on this route from DFW. AA is planning on having a subfleet of 321 NEOs with ETOPs designated for Hawaii flying and I have a feeling some will be based in PHL/CLT for some Caribbean flying. The same subfleet could also cover KEF. Yes t...

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by apodino
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14638

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

I find it very simple, I do not like their policies and I do not contribute to them being able to continue them. Unfortunately many do while complaining about them, or are ignorant about what they stand for. I find it funny that you say that corporations treat their employees like crap in the pursu...

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by apodino
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38438

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Mitt Romney has weighed in on Trump. https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/04/19/sen-mitt-romney-says-hes/ “Even so, I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President.” Close enough to calling T...

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by apodino
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32632

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

We have a lot of democrats in the race, and its hard to keep track of how its going to go. I think its hard to predict anything based on polls though. One is you don't know how the vote is going to turnout. Secondly, you don't know how many Trump supporters will cross over and vote in the democratic...

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by apodino
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32632

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/04/15/william-weld-to-challenge-unstable-trump-for-the-2020-republican-nomination/23712211/ Thank goodness someone has the courage to challenge this manic man we have in office. I would vote for this man. I lived in MA when he was Governor and he was an excelle...

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by apodino
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Catholic abuse excuse: swinging sixties!
Replies: 90
Views: 5687

Re: New Catholic abuse excuse: swinging sixties!

I get where Benedict is coming from but he is making the right argument about the wrong issue. As I understand it, in the 1960s, divorce was much less common, men actually treated women respectfully, teen pregnancy was much less common, and infidelity was much less common. Back in 1967, Pope Paul VI...

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by apodino
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38438

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Here is the bottom line from the report. The administration clearly did a lot of things that while not illegal and able to be charged, are very shady and the report spills that out. This report isn't going to change anyones mind. Trump supporters will celebrate because collusion wasn't proven and th...

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by apodino
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718565

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Was reading an article on CNN. It sounds like the airplane thought it was stalling, and the stick shaker and stick pusher activated. The crew had disconnected the MCAS system and tried to manually trim the plane, but the captain and fo were unable to overcome the strong force of the stick pusher.

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by apodino
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gov. Newsom blocking death row executions in California
Replies: 51
Views: 2191

Re: Gov. Newsom blocking death row executions in California

Good. Now we just need this to happen nationwide. I am not Newsom's biggest fan but he is 100 percent right here.

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by apodino
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718565

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I don't want to speculate on what caused the crash. One thing I did find noteworthy from initial reports. Eyewitnesses either reported smoke coming from the plane as it dived, or flames. If this is true, it would suggest that the cause was something other than an MCAS issue, and the two incidents ma...

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by apodino
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden leads Iowa poll for Dem Primary
Replies: 47
Views: 1955

Re: Biden leads Iowa poll for Dem Primary

Early Polls mean absolutely nothing. Examples. In the 2016 Election that elected Trump, the early frontrunner was Scott Walker, with Rubio not far behind and Carson polling well, and Jeb Bush was in the mix. In the 2012 Election, Rick Perry was the most popular governor in the country, and was the e...

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by apodino
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Omar at it again.
Replies: 128
Views: 9859

Re: Rep. Omar at it again.

Omar has a couple of problems that I see now. One is that her district has a large Jewish population, (A very close friend of mine lives in her district) and stuff like this wont play well and could serve to drive a wedge between the Somalis and the Jews that make up much of her district. While her ...

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by apodino
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did you give anything up for Lent?
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: Did you give anything up for Lent?

I gave up Caffeinated beverages. No regular coffee for me until lent is over, so I am not sure how I will survive.

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by apodino
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50117

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

The really telling thng has to be this article: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/10/26/sec-filing-shows-american-airlines-loses-money-flying-on-loyalty-program-earns-profit/ If not for the frequent flyer program, would AA be losing money since anyone wanting full service from a legacy ...

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by apodino
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repub. Rep warns Cohen
Replies: 64
Views: 4268

Re: Repub. Rep warns Cohen

The Republican bragging about his one black friend/Trump Admin employee (in an attempt to discredit Trump racism)... Likely a paid actress (man, it feels good to shoot that excuse back). Even Elijah Cummings of all people shot this theory about a token black person down, going so far to call Meadow...

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by apodino
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repub. Rep warns Cohen
Replies: 64
Views: 4268

Re: Repub. Rep warns Cohen

Can a legal expert weigh in on here for me? How does Cohens testimony not violate attorney client privilege?

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by apodino
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A real voter fraud issue and the GOP is silent
Replies: 31
Views: 2609

Re: A real voter fraud issue and the GOP is silent

So what is the point here. Should we put in ID laws? Other than Tugg, I see lots of complaining but no solutions being offered. Oregon has automatic registration when you go to the DMV. We also have vote by mail. Every election, ever legal, registered voter gets a ballot. We can either send it back...

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by apodino
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Kraft charged in prostitution sting
Replies: 61
Views: 5045

Re: Robert Kraft charged in prostitution sting

I am a Pats fan and Kraft has been nothing but a God send for the Patriots ever since he bought the team. That being said, if this is true, I cannot defend the man on this. In my opinion though, this should lead to a larger debate on the subject of prostitution. Some would argue that incidents like ...

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by apodino
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nick Sandmann sues Wapo for 250 Mil
Replies: 211
Views: 17408

Re: Nick Sandmann sues Wapo for 250 Mil

I get where Mr. Sandmann is coming from on this issue and while I don't think the media was fair to him, I question whether a lawsuit is the way to deal with this. As much as I dislike the Washington Post, if a lawsuit like this were to succeed I question whether or not the right to a free press sti...

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by apodino
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamala Harris can't seem to get a break regarding her pot use
Replies: 33
Views: 1680

Re: Kamala Harris can't seem to get a break regarding her pot use

Big deal. The nation is moving towards legalizing pot, and this is a non issue for most voters these days.

Bottom Line, this issue wont affect her political ambitions one bit.

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by apodino
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Middle Class Tax Cuts Not Coming
Replies: 89
Views: 4029

Re: Middle Class Tax Cuts Not Coming

Interesting article about wealth distribution in the US. Wealth concentration returning to ‘levels last seen during the Roaring Twenties,’ according to new research The 400 richest Americans — the top 0.00025 percent of the population — have tripled their share of the nation’s wealth since the earl...

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by apodino
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pilot arrested at MAN believed to be over alcohol lmit
Replies: 61
Views: 8547

Re: AA pilot arrested at MAN believed to be over alcohol lmit

I have heard from people with knowledge of this situation. This may be a case of a false positive. What I heard was that the authorities arrested the pilot after being flagged by an alcohol sniffing dog. After the flight was cancelled the captain was arrested, but later was found to have not had any...

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by apodino
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 16159

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

So this story continues to get better. Not only does Northam face the issues he does, the Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax is facing sexual harrasment allegations and the accuser has hired the same lawyers that represented Christine Blasey Ford in the Kavanaugh accusations. Some people seem to think thes...

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by apodino
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Middle Class Tax Cuts Not Coming
Replies: 89
Views: 4029

Re: Middle Class Tax Cuts Not Coming

The problem is when the tax cuts went into place the withholding tables changed accordingly and most people didn't realize it and thus ended up not having enough withheld. If people look at the actual tax on their returns they will see than the actual tax this year is lower than last year. But becau...

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by apodino
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY gets hit with a dose of reality.
Replies: 48
Views: 3220

Re: NY gets hit with a dose of reality.

I am curious to see how this plays out in other states that have High Income taxes that are affect by the loss of the SALT deduction (the loss of this actually hurts the wealthy the most). California is a state that was relatively healthy from a fiscal standpoint, but it also is a high tax state and...

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by apodino
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax law judgement time
Replies: 50
Views: 6344

Re: Tax law judgement time

I took a closer look at my taxes this year. My effective tax rate ended up being just over 1 Percent.

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by apodino
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 313
Views: 16159

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

There is no way he survives politically. He admitted he was in the picture, then retracted the admission and came up with a bizzare Michael Jackson story. This seems to be a classic case of the cover up is worse than the crime, and its just another crooked politician doing anything to hold on to pow...

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