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by 2122M
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

Because it Federalizes State election sovereignty. States have the right to determine how elections in their States are held. Nothing about Photo ID, that's true. That's because between that and the wall it's really only the GOP that is determined to solve problems that don't exist. So then you’re ...

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by 2122M
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

I've never really subscribed to the idea that people have trouble voting due to it being a work day. Polls are almost always open for at least 12 hours. Very few people work 12 hour days. We have so much advanced/early voting and vote by mail capabilities now, and that still hasn't really influence...

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by 2122M
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

All of you crying big tears over the so-called victims, if this is egregious, why no posting demanding Pelosi give in, pass the 3+ billion and approve the Wall? Ohm the “victims” aren’t THAT deserving of our empathy! GF Not surprisingly you are missing good the point. It was (and is) reckless to ga...

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by 2122M
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Not a losing issue, they’ve been paid, no one reasonably doubted they would be paid. This who,e line of discussion has just been a feast of BS and reason to bash your favorite whipping boy. Shutdowns, like RIFs, are a feature of government work. More interestingly, most of America didn’t notice or ...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

All good points that I'm inclined to agree with, but why did Mitch McConnell call it a 'Power Grab by Democrats'? What is in this HR that would be threatening to the GOP specifically? Of that I am not certain. But I haven't reviewed it fully enough to try and understand from a GOP perspective what ...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Yes, the dems were the bad guys prior to the civil rights act (passed by democrats, if case you forgot). nothing new there. To say that the Civil Rights Act was "passed by Democrats" is really an alarming falsification of history. It was Democrats who filibustered the Civil Rights Act of ...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

I've never really subscribed to the idea that people have trouble voting due to it being a work day. Polls are almost always open for at least 12 hours. Very few people work 12 hour days. We have so much advanced/early voting and vote by mail capabilities now, and that still hasn't really influence...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Yes, the dems were the bad guys prior to the civil rights act (passed by democrats, if case you forgot). nothing new there. To say that the Civil Rights Act was "passed by Democrats" is really an alarming falsification of history. It was Democrats who filibustered the Civil Rights Act of ...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

NIKV69 wrote:
I like to keep it simple. I don't like early voting or email voting. Make election day a federal holiday so the work excuse is gone and give absentee ballots.


What don't you like about early voting?

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

johns624 wrote:
This is a House Resolution, not a Bill, so it wouldn't have the force of law anyways.


My understanding is that there are a number of bills built into the resolution, but I may be incorrect.

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

I believe voting is a very personal matter and I don't want the government deciding that I need to be registered - or not. It's not their business, just as it shouldn't be anybody's business which party I may or may not be registered with at the polls - but somehow it is in my state. As I see the c...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

I believe voting is a very personal matter and I don't want the government deciding that I need to be registered - or not. It's not their business, just as it shouldn't be anybody's business which party I may or may not be registered with at the polls - but somehow it is in my state. As I see the c...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

trpmb6 wrote:
A few things I don't necessarily support in their entirety, but would probably move on the issue if given something in exchange.


For example?

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

Re: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

Cliff notes? That is TL https://www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682286587/house-democrats-introduce-anti-corruption-bill-as-symbolic-first-act Voting and election laws ◾Voter registration would be made easier. Citizens could register online or get registered automatically, via data from driver's licenses or...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2599

H.R. 1 - For The People Act 2019

I'm reading through HR1 now, and at its core it seems to be an unimpeachable effort to get more people registered to vote and make it easier for them to vote. A cornerstone of this effort is making election day a national holiday, but there s much more to it, including automatic registrations, free ...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

No, I don’t remember that and neither do you unless you’re a hundred years old. I’m not sure why you made that statement about libertarian philosophy as it’s not true. However, we do know Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting over what’s for dinner. A libertarian would argue that every person ...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

It’s great if you are a rich, white male So, it’s true, white males are the most productive group, hence they become rich and are ripe for the picking by the government for the people? I’d never believe you’d make that argument, but go for it. GF Wow... just wow..... Remember when women and minorit...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Libertarianism is a bunch of horse s**t. It’s great if you are a rich, white male and the system is already geared to you, but not so great if you are anyone else. We live in a world were people are reared towards government dependency and welfare checks. I guarantee you, if there were zero welfare...

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by 2122M
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Actually the public sector hasn't been growing that much and in fact has remained relatively stable over the last few decades. Where did I say it was an okay size 20 years ago? The public sector has been way too big for decades, at least since WW2. There are exactly 3 tasks the government should be...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Stupid comment from Ross, but all of that aside: If you can't get by after missing a monthly paycheck, that's bad. If you can't get by after missing a fortnightly paycheck, that just shows a serious lack of money management skills and is proof that you live beyond your means. Case closed. Time to s...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Stupid comment from Ross, but all of that aside: If you can't get by after missing a monthly paycheck, that's bad. If you can't get by after missing a fortnightly paycheck, that just shows a serious lack of money management skills and is proof that you live beyond your means. Case closed. Time to s...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

Doesn’t matter, it’s a non-zero risk for a job that offers decent pay, better than average benefits and a retirement extremely rare in the civil sector. If you don’t recognize and plant for reasonable risk, you’re open to being toast. They’re not victims, they made a bet and a few lost TEMPORARILY,...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
There have been 21 shutdowns in the past 40+ years—it’s a foreseeable possibility.



How many missed paychecks in those shutdowns prior to this one?

I'll give you a hint, its less than one.

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.
Replies: 88
Views: 5030

Re: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.

NIKV69 wrote:
independent.


Riiiiight, You and VTK. As moderate and independent as they come.....

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.
Replies: 88
Views: 5030

Re: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/29/politics/stacey-abrams-democratic-response-state-of-the-union/index.html Just more hate and division. So now you trot out someone who is not even holding office and feels her election was stolen from her? Man the Democratic party is going way left. It will be funny to...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

I’m not blaming anyone and neither is Cowen, we’re just pointing out that a lack of savings is problem in this country. If people in poorer places than the US, like China, can save 30% of their incomes, it’s not heartless to ask fellow citizens to save 10%. Middle-income Europeans are much heavier ...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

I guess you just don’t get it then. He cites Trump’s “ineptitude” and how Trump has created “many victims”. Cowen is not a ?Trump supporter but when you look at people’s basic lack of responsibility in failing to protect themselves, he’s telling a hard truth. I was brought up to save, excoriated fo...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

The real lesson here—Americans need to save more. There’s no excuse for not having 90 days expenses in a saving account. Don’t yak about low income people, either. They are most vulnerable and hence most in need of savings. Out down that $5 Starbuck coffee. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/article...

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by 2122M
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.
Replies: 88
Views: 5030

Re: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/29/politics/stacey-abrams-democratic-response-state-of-the-union/index.html Just more hate and division. So now you trot out someone who is not even holding office and feels her election was stolen from her? Man the Democratic party is going way left. It will be funny to...

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by 2122M
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

The real lesson here—Americans need to save more. Cut down that $5 Starbuck coffee. GF Nice. Another link to an article by a rich libertarian-conservative blaming poor people for being poor with an assumption that everyone living paycheck-to-paycheck is spending irresponsibly. There is not an ounce...

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by 2122M
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/us/p ... -says.html
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According to the CBO, the shutdown cost the country $11 Billion in the short term with about $3 Billion of that irrecoverable.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/us/p ... -says.html

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by 2122M
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6405

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

The real lesson here—Americans need to save more. There’s no excuse for not having 90 days expenses in a saving account. Don’t yak about low income people, either. They are most vulnerable and hence most in need of savings. Out down that $5 Starbuck coffee. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/article...

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by 2122M
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How is Mitch McConnell still in power?
Replies: 38
Views: 1558

Re: How is Mitch McConnell still in power?

His situation is a microcosm of Congress in general. Everyone complains about what a crappy job they do (see their approval ratings over the years) yet the same old cronies keep getting re-elected. Everyone thinks, "congress sucks, but my guy is ok." NO - your guy is part of the problem! ...

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by 2122M
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Where's the praise for Trump for compromising and agreeing to open the government again while more negotiations are made? Oh that's right, compromise is only commendable if it's your party doing the compromising. Party over country. Party over people. Partisan politics at its finest. No wonder this...

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by 2122M
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Trump just told reports that a caravan is coming and more walls is needed to stop these caravans. Then 2 seconds later, said the last caravan stopped in Tiajuana and they are not in this country.

How do you reconcile that?

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Is everything you don't understand or investigate hypocrisy? I sense a pattern. How does border security relate the effects on presidential security? If you're asking that question, you're not going understand the reason. Think about it. MSPs logic: Anyone who doesn't build a moat around their hous...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Is everything you don't understand or investigate hypocrisy? I sense a pattern. How does border security relate the effects on presidential security? If you're asking that question, you're not going understand the reason. Think about it. MSPs logic: Anyone who doesn't build a moat around their hous...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Yes, House Speaker Pelosi has suspended the invitation to Pres. Trump to appear on Jan. 29th to give his SOTU speech, to either be rescheduled after the partial shutdown is over or do it in writing (as was done until about 100 years ago). Her reasoning is due to the extraordinary security necessary...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 146
Views: 10848

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

Comey was fired because he would not pledge loyalty to Trump. What kind of leader has to demand loyalty? Most leaders. Trump is the head of the executive branch. Every President has wanted people working for them who support their agenda. That's how it has always been and always will be. Most leade...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 146
Views: 10848

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

That assertion ignores the part where Rod Rosenstein recommended Comey be fired for violating Justice Department protocols. That assertion ignores the fact the Trump stated publicly, multiple times, the he had decided he was going to fire Comey regardless of the DOJ memo, and he was going to do so ...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

https://www.businessinsider.com/government-shutdown-trump-democrats-standoff-damaging-us-economy-2019-1 "Standard & Poor's pointed out that the cost of the shutdown will soon outpace the Trump's $5 billion demand for a wall. The White House even increased their own internal estimate of the...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 3827

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

Because King was elected as a Republican by people in Iowa, even knowing his racism. https://americasvoice.org/blog/gop-fed-up-steve-king/ Farrakhan was not elected to Congress so that is not even the same thing. So you have to be elected to congress for your racism to count? Are you for real? Do y...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

the battle of public opinion over the shutdown, The Dems are doing just fine in the battle of public opinion over the shutdown: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/its-week-4-of-the-shutdown-americans-still-think-trump-is-to-blame/ And Trumps approval ratings are taking a beating over it: https://...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Well then Trump shouldn't have stormed out of the meeting with Peolsi and Schumer before hearing what they had to day. I suppose that's because we was not negotiating in good faith? And once more, the wall =/= border security. This shutdown, from the presidents point of view, is 100% about the wall...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

It's a lot easier to say, "no" to a shutdown when you are putting forth a plan of your own. Beto's "I don't know" admission is a stark reminder that the Democrats haven't offered one. That is all. I don't think that I am saying anything shocking when I say that the Democrats wil...

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by 2122M
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47033

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

The problem for the Democrats is that they want the American public to believe that they are for secure borders, but their only coherent plan is saying, "no", to strategically placed segments of a wall. This became abundantly clear when the leftist rock star, Beto (Robert Francis) O'Rourk...

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by 2122M
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3547

Re: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread

You should just visit Eastern Oregon/Washington. Will be immediately clear why they vote GOP. Can you elaborate on that? I know the Pacific NW cities are some of the more liberal in the country, so I’m curious as to what it is specifically about those rural regions that causes them to support the G...

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by 2122M
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 3827

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

I dunno. There is a correct point to be made that all cultures are valuable, including the cultures that King's ancestors came from. I think if we limit to that statement, that "western civilization" is not a term that should legitimately offend anyone, that is fine. If he is going furthe...

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by 2122M
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 3827

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

I could understand the points being made about Strom Thurmond if he was around in 1956. But he was a Senator until his death in 2003. That is an AWFULLY long time during years of greater enlightenment to address his deep seeded racism. So, yes, in the context of what the Democrats have done (err......

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by 2122M
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Playoffs
Replies: 46
Views: 3046

Re: NFL Playoffs

trpmb6 wrote:
This has been floating around today:

When you realize you're two wins away from an all you can eat fast food buffet at the white house.
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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