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by casinterest
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Yes, we have. And I'm asking why we should continue to make ever more unsustainable investments. You keep just pointing to past practices, many of which are also unsustainable - such as much of the present irrigation system, fossil-fuel powered tractors, etc. For example, we are presently using fos...

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17172

Re: Texas abortion law

Don't use the word think for believe. The people that "Believe" this are not the mother or father. They are sticking their "Beliefs" in on private medical decisions. Not only that, but such things move firmly into the Beliefs Only category the more loudly they reject the very se...

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Because every one of those solutions come with significant costs, especially involving energy use, that don't seem to exceed the "benefits" of using land to produce crops that aren't needed. Why should we use ever more unsustainable practices to grow crops on land that cannot naturally su...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

No, but the Nile Delta doesn't require sluicing water hundreds of miles, and the Egyptians have never been silly enough to try to irrigate so much land that the river runs dry before it reaches the sea. Paying for it simply permits use by whomever can make the most money off the water, not where it...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207654

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Just total irresponsibility on display from state of FL government - at a presser today they allowed a guy to propound misinfo that the vaccine changes our RNA: https://twitter.com/kevincate/status/1437461661724590082?s=21 :banghead: It is a terrible tragedy that Florida has elected officials in su...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

I don't mean to pick on you personally, but your first sentence is exactly what's wrong with the thinking around water management in the US. It's not that there's more water "needed" than available. There is plenty of water available for necessary things like drinking. What it isn't suffi...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

The expensive answer is that more water is needed than is available. This will require many different approaches for different areas in the affected areas. Desalination Water Conservation Rate Changes Environmental concerns Cisterns, Storage allotments Redircection from Viable Aquifers and water ba...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

The expensive answer is that more water is needed than is available. This will require many different approaches for different areas in the affected areas. Desalination Water Conservation Rate Changes Environmental concerns Cisterns, Storage allotments Redircection from Viable Aquifers and water bas...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17172

Re: Texas abortion law

There is no reason to continue any conversation with you, as it will never be constructive. You think you know all of the answers, including what is the hears of other people. You refusal to even consider other opinions or idea of other people. Hell, apparently you want to tell me what I am thinkin...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-california-recall-election/ Elder will need a miracle to win, but don't count him out. At the same time, as Enten wrote over the weekend, there have been only four gubernatorial races since 1998 (out of 243) where the polling...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14166

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

It's hilarious how someone advocating a $0.00 minimum wage is suddenly equated to wanting slavery. Talk about missing the point! Having no minimum wage allows the market to dictate what a fair wage is for whatever work is needed, and allows supply and demand to work itself out. For example, my airl...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I'll bite here even though I'm certain you are mixing things based on the fact that you have never spent any time in a communist/socialist society. My opinion seems absolute to you because it requires input and understanding from both hostile (towards each other) environments which is something tha...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Not anywhere I am gaslighting you. I'm simply reading what you write from a perspective of a person that doesn't belive in absolutes. And what other response do you want? You are showing authoritarian behavior with zero remorse nor compassion for people that think differently than you. There's noth...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14166

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

"...Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach..." Stalin would be proud. So you have no real response other than to gaslight. What happened to personal responsibility? It doesn't extend to family or neighbors? People are allowed to be reckless even when it endangers oth...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17172

Re: Texas abortion law

Well so let me ask you this... What about the wellbeing of the mother and a child that let's say was an "accident" or effect of a rape? Forcing young people to be parents cause of their mistake or error or something tragic doesn't really speak "for the better" in my book. All I ...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

No, there is not a middle, higher or lower ground . ,. You are advocating for people that put others at risk by their own reckless behavior. This isn't good for the economy or people of the world. We have taxes and insurance to make sure that everyone is culpable and able to participate to some ext...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Your belief that you are somehow better and of higher moral standards is the irony of this discussion. If you are incapable of stepping down from the high horse you sit on and talk to people that have different realities than yours, then you are everything you hate about the other side. Literally. ...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Nobody is pretending here. Do you think those countries don't have social problems? You work not theorycraft. That's the reason this country is falling on its face. Those beliefs that you are entitled to something. This country has much bigger social issues because we actively have a large section ...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

You are talking about things that don't matter at all. Get your ass to work, support the system, get rid of all the burdens, and then you can have your cake. What you want is a dysfunctional uncle that handles money left and right till everybody gets angry at him cause the well dried up. You preten...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I lived in 4 different EU countries for nearly 25 years of my life. Then you should know the difference between labor unions and right to work, yet you don't You are talking about things that don't matter at all. Get your ass to work, support the system, get rid of all the burdens, and then you can...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

You have no idea what you are talking about. The "vision" of EU some of you have is just ridiculous. Start paying 50%+ in taxes for a population of 5M (entire country (or 350K for Iceland)) in comparison to 20M+ for a place like NYC ALONE and you should do simple 1+1 that you can't compar...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

So you're saying that Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Cyprus etc. are slave countries? Yes they would be ,except they have workers rights, and standard of living requirements from the government that take the place . In the US, Right to work, there is no such...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17172

Re: Texas abortion law

True story. I have know people that have had accidents, and diseases (Cancer) where the life support was removed, and they passed away. Shhhh, or the Texans will make that illegal too. Texas's abortion law has accelerated the fall of membership within the party. It finally provides true pause for t...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17172

Re: Texas abortion law

I just looked up "straw man" argument on Wikipedia and it referred me to your post ;) The first line ignores the notion of a living will, and brain death, at which point other folks have to make the call. It doesn't even rise to straw man. Life experiences will tell you otherwise. Just re...

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by casinterest
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17172

Re: Texas abortion law

Moral arguments against abortion: That a fetus is not a person, or human because it depends on the mother. So if someone goes into a coma, and depends on a machine to live, do we just call it quits on that person? That a fetus is not a person or human because they don't have their organs developed....

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17172

Re: Texas abortion law

Neither of those are willing to listen to the other side and comprise when the rest of us in the middle just want to get theses things figured out and move on. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/24/rape-and-incest-account-few-abortions-so-why-all-attention/1211175001/ I don't like t...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4500

Re: What happened to Denver?

Interesting article. Worth a read. https://coloradosun.com/2021/06/27/homeless-denver-sweeps-pandemic/ “This doesn’t work,” Cornelius said while watching a sweep on Pearl Street. “I’m also sympathetic to businesses or tenants who don’t want poop in the front yard, who don’t want maybe their water ta...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

The standard of living in the US any way you measure it whether it be HDI, PPP per capita or a number of factors intertwined is worse in some of the places I just mentioned than in the US. How do you reconcile that a country like Italy or Austria has a lower HDI number than the US, a metric that fo...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

So you're saying that Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Cyprus etc. are slave countries? Yes they would be ,except they have workers rights, and standard of living requirements from the government that take the place . In the US, Right to work, there is no such...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Absolutely nothing controversial about that. In fact, Nobel prize winner in economics Professor Milton Friedman always proposed this, and many conservatives have supported this for decades. Thomas Sowell another conservative believes the same. Turns out you will greatly reduce unemployment and incr...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Now's a good time to mention that Larry Elder endorsed a minimum wage of $0.00. I'm sure that would be great for keeping people in their homes. https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article253231758.html Absolutely nothing controversial about that. In fact, Nobel prize winne...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17172

Re: Texas abortion law

Can't wait to see if someone sues HP over this. https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-09-07/corporate-america-silence-on-the-texas-abortion-law Hewlett Packard Enterprise told me that it’s “not taking a position on this legislation” but observed that its employee health plan covers abortions, ...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64279

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

In other news: Ryanair ready to wait 'years' for Boeing to cut prices https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2021/0908/1245344-ryanair-on-boeing-uk-airports/ That's interesting. It may mean Ryanair is not going to grow any more and/or it is not going to replace any retired aircraft. Unless they ordered A...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14166

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17172

Re: Texas abortion law

Interesting writing on how the Texas law will fall. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/09/07/opinion/how-massachusetts-case-could-end-texas-abortion-law/ I'll be interested to here what our more legally capable posters think of what it suggests. Tugg I always wondered from the start about a countersu...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3333

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

There should be no water shortage. Instead, water should be priced so that a sustainable amount is drawn from the river. Agriculture should occur where it is viable, not in the middle of the desert. This whole issue is about a stupid legal privilege on "water rights" that needs to be reve...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14166

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2133

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

Exactly!! If anyone will take the time to listen to the remarks made by the Legislators at the Bill Signing, they will see how fair this bill is. Early Voting across the state. Extended Hours. Paid time off, for both early voting and on election day. Everyone who is in line before the polls close g...

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2133

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting. Exactly!! If anyone will take the time to listen to the remarks made by the Legislators at the Bill Signing, they will see how fair this bill is. Early Voting across the state. Extended Hours. Paid time off, for both early voting a...

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14166

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2133

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

Sorry, don't see it. It is about making voting standard. Then what is wrong with the voting act that has been proposed by Congress? And why is this standard, not treating denser counties differently in terms of drop boxes? Why one drop box in a county of 4 million vs one drop box in a county of 500?

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

VP Harris won't add votes, but probably depress votes. She is highly unpopular even on her own state of California, where she dropped out of the Presidential nomination race there before any votes would be cast. As for the recall race. Why can't we all celebrate the FACT that Larry Elder *MIGHT* be...

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2133

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting. Then what is it about? We already know these are laws based on lies, and based on the Georgia laws, that were based on lies. Why is not about poll taxes or racism as well? Every bit of the lies and outrage over "voter fraud&qu...

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2133

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

These bills do not make accommodations for districts where the population is denser, and creates obstacles to vote. It is highly unconstitutional and based mostly on continued lies about "voter fraud". From the AP article. Some changes squarely take aim at Harris County in the Houston area...

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14166

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14166

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Lame

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14166

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Mutual

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7063

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Harris will be used to motivate the base and remind everyone that the GOP is behind a cultural war that aims to to restrict voting, reduce access to abortion and women's health, and attempt to minimize discussions of racism and history. Expect to see a lot more of Harris now that the GOP has shown i...

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