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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 39
Views: 2048

Re: German Pols Considering Meat Tax

They already do. Fresh tomatoes or frozen tomatoes have a 7% VAT, if they are dried it is 19%. The whole reduced tax rate is bullshit and everything should be taxed with 19%. Even more unobvious: eat your fries in the joint: 19% take away : 7% Because eating in a restaurant is not buying food, but ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 119
Views: 5880

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Are you going to answer my question above about tyranny? This is the second go-around already. To save you repeating your posts, ask a valid question first. Then you may get an answer. Your premise (burgeoning tyranny) isn't accurate. That is not a required implication. Nice try - but the question ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 119
Views: 5880

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

They why are so many murdered in such a short period of time as compared to when we had an assault weapons ban? Your question would have teeth if it were true. The previous ban was a statistical failure. Interestingly the highest profile shooting took place under the ban. A new bill would be even m...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 46
Views: 4109

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

All presidents or just Trump? Mike Drop Each POTUS takes overhyped credit (or runs from bad news) in different ways - but they don’t control the economy. The Trump WH is claiming that unemployment numbers and inflated Dow constitute a boom, when other indicators point to no boom at all. It’s total ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conspiracy madness as powerfull Political tool.
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Conspiracy madness as powerfull Political tool.

One of the biggest enigmas of the 2016 campaign that remains is this: somehow the ‘patriotic right’ gave 45 a pass on peddling 9/11 conspiracy theory - easily one of the worst of the genre. If it were anyone else...instant excoriation! https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/02/15/mark_levin_do...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for a Good News Network?
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Time for a Good News Network?

Honestly find ABC, NPR, and PBS to be good for nonpolitical news or at least mostly unbiased when they are reporting politics. I find local news to be the best regarding positive news. The first part of it talks about all the gang violence and carjackings but the bulk of each broadcast talks about ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 39
Views: 2048

German Pols Considering Meat Tax

This is one of the wurst ideas I have come across in awhile as things intended to protect the environment go. Punishing consumers is not a realistic approach. If they want to help the environment, promote synthetic meat. Several companies are already bringing product to market and production is scal...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 46
Views: 4109

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Not this again. First the silly notion any POTUS ‘controls’ the economy. Second, by what measure - the Dow, unemployment, GDP annualized, GDP per capita, real wages? I think the president's economic impact should be graded based on the deficit.... Tugg All presidents or just Trump? Mike Drop Each P...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes

I find it amusing when multi billionaires advocate higher taxes for the top tier tax payers. Most of them have made money and already paid the taxes. When you are worth 5B+ it not that big an impact on your quality of life when pay a little more. The idea of paying more might be offensive but the a...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes

Sheldon Adelson thinks he shouldn't pay more than a third of what he makes. I happen to agree. Adelson has a lot of skeletons in his closet - not exactly a paragon of anything virtuous. His links to Norm Coleman and the CLF/RJC make him associated with ugly efforts to back the KSA royals in their m...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes

Many of the 0.01% agree with him - particularly those with a conscience. What's stopping them allocating/pooling more funds to truly charitable causes immediately? No need to wait for the law to change. They can and do...ever heard of the Gates Foundation or Buffett Foundations? However many signat...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baskin Robbins Daiquiri Ice - now available in grocery stores!
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: Baskin Robbins Daiquiri Ice - now available in grocery stores!

Seriously one of history’s greatest ice cream flavors...nice to agree on something lol

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 119
Views: 5880

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Military weapons should not be in private citizen's hands. They're not (aside for special exemptions and potential illegal activity). Still amazes me to see the willingness to trample on extraordinary rights because of an irrational fear. Hmmm, so in that case, I repeat my previous query: Feelz abo...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Bob Crandall Thinks Rich People Should Pay More Taxes

Many of the 0.01% agree with him - particularly those with a conscience.

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden ill??
Replies: 61
Views: 4057

Re: Joe Biden ill??

It Turns Out Joe Biden Is Still A Never-Ending Gaffe Machine If Biden doesn't tighten up his mental composure quick, more and more Democrats will wonder if he's worth the risk https://freebeacon.com/politics/it-turns-out-joe-biden-is-still-a-never-ending-gaffe-machine/ Liberal Vox writer David Robe...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden ill??
Replies: 61
Views: 4057

Re: Joe Biden ill??

Biden Names His Favorite ‘Non-President’ Political Figures: Thomas Jefferson And JFK…. Perhaps this explains why they were trying to keep his appearances to a minimum https://www.weaselzippers.us/428678-biden-names-his-favorite-non-president-political-figures-thomas-jefferson-and-jfk/ Just listenin...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 161
Views: 11895

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

If someone is determined to commit suicide short of tying them down hand and foot then force feeding them, they will succeed. And given the likely prison sentence he was facing it may have been a logical choice. He pleaded Not Guilty. Why would he first have his day in court, for someone who is &qu...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Introverts unite!
Replies: 44
Views: 2353

Re: Introverts unite!

but sibling interaction is sure to chip away at that, not always...but most likely. A single child upbringing most likely has a huge impact on a child becoming an introvert. Well stated, I mentioned above that introverts usually have much more brain activity going on whereas the Introvert is using ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 161
Views: 11895

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

FBI: conspiracy theorist are a danger to society! Also FBI: a notorious narcissist with tons of dirt on rich and powerful people being suicided while on suicide watch in Federal custody is totally believable, trust us. Unfortunately it is believable - not all federal prison employees are the sharpe...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 119
Views: 5880

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Can I borrow your tin foil hat? I have some steak I made that needs resting. I'll give up my hat once you give up the sand your head is buried in. I'd love a beach on my place. You have to be intentionally ignorant to ignore the harsh reality of countries such as China. Do you think it's wise to op...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2660

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

If any of your political candidates pushes Socialism seriously reconsider your voting choices. How about you not tell me how I should or shouldn't vote... Well it is your vote. I guess if you want a political system like what destroyed Venezuela have at it. Until the infestation of Socialism took o...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 3113

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

Scotland, post Dunblaine after 1996: https://images.theconversation.com/files/114822/original/image-20160311-11295-4g3l12.png?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=45&auto=format&w=1000&fit=clip In England & Wales post Dunblaine Gun Crime actually went up, quite significantly for the first few years...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 119
Views: 5880

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Time to have gun owners to get licenses, banning large magazine, military style weapons, and background checks - across the whole US. Yeah...no. What other right do you want to require licenses for? How about for blacks so that they can vote? Should we require Jews to wear a swatch of cloth on thei...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 3113

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

You wrote that you had proof that more laws made the populace safer. Where is it? The graph does not support your statement. Scotland, post Dunblaine after 1996: https://images.theconversation.com/files/114822/original/image-20160311-11295-4g3l12.png?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=45&auto=format&w=10...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 119
Views: 5880

Re: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

. Just like driving a car or any other activity that could maim or kill people, firearm ownership should be a privilege you maintain by being of sound mind and being a fully responsible firearms owner. While I do not really disagree with your thesis, I don't think we apply either of those bars to d...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violance in video games.
Replies: 18
Views: 1117

Re: Violance in video games.

No, there's no correlation. Studies have been carried out by respected institutions, and they've been unable to establish any links. As been mentioned elsewhere, violet video games are played all over the world by millions, if not billions, of people. The problems are easy access to gun, mental ill...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2660

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

Well, These 4 woman of the apocalypse have proclaimed their hatred of the United Sates and the American people openly. They in any shape or form do not work for the people that elected them. At least two of them were placed and are puppets of the Socialist Democrats. Just one of these horrific woma...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2660

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

There's a difference between healthcare for all, a living wage, and more money towards education (all of which benefit all) vs the far left pushing for a ban on air travel, reparations, and going to every house confiscating guns. All three far-left policy proposals you mention have failed to garner...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2660

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

If any of your political candidates pushes Socialism seriously reconsider your voting choices. At least two of the Fraud Squad (AOC + 3) women in congress are placed and managed by the Socialist Democrats. We know that through out history Socialism always fails but if you are on the fence about it,...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2660

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

Is that really any more cringeworthy than a mentally disordered VP telling people to spend more time on their knees? Very much so. Right, because prayer does so much to solve to solve real human problems...care to cite examples? https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/sf-dC3jwnGtMbU6ZCszCQi3CXOMuuA...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2660

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

Let's just conveniently forget that social-democratic parties have created some of the wealthiest, safest, most egalitarian and free societies in the world, with the highest living standards and citizen satisfaction. Nope, it's all communism and as we all know communism will make you gay and get yo...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2660

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringe worthy

The American far right's paranoia about "socialism" is hilarious. :rotfl: In many parts of the World, even the most left-leaning Democrat would be considered a centrist politician. In Europe, the Democrats would be a centrist party. Comparisons aren’t that straightforward. On healthcare a...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 3113

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

extender wrote:
How would freedom of the press from 1788 work out today?


If one cannot answer the kind of questions that a court naturally would on this issue, how can any further claims from your position be taken seriously?

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 3113

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

It is very simple, the government cannot infringe on the rights of the people. Your feelings don't make you morally superior. I don't belong to the NRA, demeaning them doesn't get you anywhere, unless we're referring to your own mind. This is tyrannical, plain and simple. Same question posed before...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 16114

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Considering their opposition can mobilize millions upon millions of soldiers, I don't think an armed citizenry would help in this situation, unless the end goal is a massacre. What I don't understand about the situation is what does the government/China wants. If HK becomes just another Chinese cit...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 3113

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

The story says it all. Ever wonder why you won’t get an inch leftists when it comes to the 2nd amendment? Exhibit A... When the government tries to dictate what can and can’t be owned by the populace, you no longer live in a free society. “The said Constitution [shall] be never construed to authori...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 10401

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

it is a question of "density". That poster is said to show perpetrators in situations where 4 or more where shot ( just shot or killed? ). It does not say that this person shot all 4+. could be gang warfare or just a burglary where police did the shooting. This is not a full match with &q...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Korea president Moon suggest winning the trade war with Japan by creating "peace economy" with North Korea
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Re: South Korea president Moon suggest winning the trade war with Japan by creating "peace economy" with North Korea

The Koreans' anger are warranted, but what punishment should Japan face? All ethnic Japanese commiting seppuku and let the ethnic Koreans take over Japan? By now it is too late. The punishment should have been administered in 1945. Now the cat is out of the bag. It’s never too late for Japanese pol...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9717

Re: Another mass shooting in El Paso

Kellyanne Conjob’s interview with Christiane Amanpour, unsurprisingly, was an example of everything wrong with the WH - no straight answers to questions, no taking of responsibility, and wild claims of things done that are demonstrably not done. Also a bizarre choice of wording - ‘his FBI’, as if th...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN 2020 Presidential debate
Replies: 65
Views: 2701

Re: CNN 2020 Presidential debate

So, Warren said “we have to call out white supremacy for what it is...domestic terrorism”. They’ll get her the vote, alright, the vote in Brookline, the Upper West Side and the Mission District. Run her and Trump wins in a landslide Did I miss something? She’s not a dog in my hunt, but I don’t unde...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 170
Views: 9033

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

As I believe many of you guys might be knowing the current ordeal over Jammu and Kashmir has been going with Indian Army forces buffing up their presence at the state, causing Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage to be cancelled. There were several rumours about J&K splitting up, etc. But now what we've g...

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by Aaron747
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 10401

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Not quite correct: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wY7P0ETDfls This was about two weeks ago. Mike Drop When asked if he saw White Nationalism as a growing threat in March 2019, Trump said 'I don't really. I think it's a small group of people that have a very serious problem.' https://time.com/5552850...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9717

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

Are you suggesting that all guns be confiscated? What's your solution? Mental health treatment. People have to want to go for most treatment to be successful...sounds a little Pollyanna to me. Any others? I suggested some things upthread these incels can do to improve their own lives, but other men...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9717

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

Not true as a blanket statement. Why are some areas of the world more dangerous than the U.S.? Countries with high crime activity are usually associated with a high GINI number denoting major wealth gaps and overconcentration of opportunity. The US ranks somewhere between Cameroon and Peru and whil...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 8499

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Do you disagree that San Francisco’s homeless problem is a bigger problem that plastic water bottles within the city limits? I do, but a. that’s not the topic and b. homelessness is not limited to SF or California and cannot be seriously discussed without addressing federal cuts to HUD since 1978 a...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump begins attack on Cities
Replies: 110
Views: 4794

Re: Trump begins attack on Cities

You would think so, but when you actually dig into the facts it shows that they clung to the Democrat party. But we are digressing. One thing we know for sure is that Trump really wants to help the urban poor. We should all be happy about that. That seems unlikely given the depth of these proposed ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 8499

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Do you disagree that San Francisco’s homeless problem is a bigger problem that plastic water bottles within the city limits? I do, but a. that’s not the topic and b. homelessness is not limited to SF or California and cannot be seriously discussed without addressing federal cuts to HUD since 1978 a...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 8499

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

It’s not at all small potatoes in comparison to San Francisco’s contribution to global plastic waste in the ocean. Quite the opposite. Especially since San Francisco’s plastic waste is buried or recycled. Now you just negated the need to bring up homeless disease at all - nice one, and proof you do...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9717

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

If you don’t like brown people because you don’t have a job - it’s not their fault. It’s usually because your life decisions suck.” There's no need to counter one inappropriate harshness with another harshness. There are a lot of unemployed and marginally unemployed middle and lower middle class pe...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 9717

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

In Europe themost terrorist attacks seems to have a sort of either white extreemist umbrella (example brevik in norway > 100 dead) and muslim extreemist (example nice france > 80 dead). I must again say that in Europe things are happening. The police is hunting both groups havily, after a slow star...

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