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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5713

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Yeah, but the problem with that is that it's just not true. Top 10 most dangerous cities in the USA for murder and non-negligent manslaughter: (Murders/100k) 1. St. Louis 2. Baltimore 3. Detroit 4. New Orleans 5. Baton Rouge 6. Kansas City 7. Cleveland 8. Memphis 9. Newark 10. Chicago If you choose...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2378

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

That’s a press release issued by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids about a report by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Not exactly an objective source. There are plenty of other sources to back up statements, such as: https://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/opinions_layman/tobacco/en/l...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2463

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

Verdict reached, Smollett and his entourage heading into the courtroom Verdict announced. Guilty. Well Jussie I guess you will go on blaming police and MAGA voters. I commend Chicago for doing the right thing. I just hope the Mayor doesn't make some asinine statement as she is prone to do. CNN inte...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 72
Views: 6280

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Hardly Well…I’m from the South. And I have family from Some very rural areas, and think you’re statement is unfounded. Then there’s this: https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/most-inbred-states Assuming those rates are in order of prevalence… Sorry; hate to burst you bubble, but, factua...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2789

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

Another weakling mad at the world over their own failings. Usually with inability to communicate or attract women as cherries on top...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Hannity and Carlson BOTH got their covid shots and boosters. While screaming about freedom from not getting any vaccines at all. No one on the right is cancelling anything. However, the "left" (read: anything out side the MAGA echo chamber) is all for holding our own accountable for their...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5713

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

I was on a jury in Texas that found a 20 year old 8 month pregnant woman (at the time of the incident) guilty of aggravated robbery when after being detained for shoplifting along with her 2 year old daughter, she bolted from a back room at a Walmart when left unattended. She ran to the car with he...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2378

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

is there evidence the stragglers will become adult smokers for life? Based on the data that seems increasingly unlikely. What data? Has smoking become much less addictive than it was? If education and taxation alone are having a positive effect then fantastic, but why does that mean further measure...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2378

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

From 35% of adults to roughly 18% of adults and from over 30% of year 10 students to around 5%: https://tcdata.org.nz/TobaccoSectorOverview.html Is that 5% therefore an acceptable loss? One could argue that if the law affects so few, why the opposition? I wasn't aware the goalposts had moved from '...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5713

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

I'm not sympathetic. Your thread title left out the fact that the suspect was previously seen brandishing a knife previously in an altercation with an employee. Brandishing a deadly weapon while shoplifting elevates the crime to aggravated robbery or armed robbery. From my understanding he shoplift...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2378

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

It dose not matter what I think of the product ( I am a non smoker) and think it’s a disgusting habit but it is their choice to smoke a legal product or not Drinking also can lead to unhealthy lifestyle but they are not stopping people from doing that Drinking does not cause illness and death when ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2378

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

The ban seems performative and not necessary. Studies in most developed countries show increases in education campaigns and tobacco taxes have largely reduced habitual use, especially amongst younger people likely to start. Reduced from what level to what level? How does NZ fare specifically? In NZ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2378

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

New Zealand is set to be smoke-free with the government announcing their Smokefree 2025 plan on Thursday, which involves the bold move to ban the sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2011. Talk about interfering in people lives and taking away choices on a legal product https://au.yahoo.com/news/ne...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2378

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

Talk about interfering in people lives and taking away choices on a legal product Tobacco should not be legal with our knowledge of what it does to both the user and those around them. Can you think of another product which, when used exactly as intended, has such a high likelihood of illness or de...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

I'm 29. 9/11 is the event that as another a.netter I'm another thread said "took my generations innocence". I'm a millennial. JFK was my parents'. Baby Boomers Pearl Harbor was my grand parents. Veteran generation. What was the similar event for Gen X? I have three gen X cousins and for t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Hannity and Carlson BOTH got their covid shots and boosters. While screaming about freedom from not getting any vaccines at all. No one on the right is cancelling anything. However, the "left" (read: anything out side the MAGA echo chamber) is all for holding our own accountable for their...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Don't often agree with much of what you write, but here you're spot on. CC was easy to like but his on-air sessions with his brother should never have happened. I found them hard to watch. Yep and the conflict of interest was huge, he could have never covered his brother objectively and like we saw...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5713

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Pretty brazen case of police misconduct here - a shoplifting suspect in a scooter was fatally shot nine times in the back while his back was turned to the officer and was attempting to enter a Lowe’s. The suspect had apparently brandished a knife when confronted earlier by an employee. The cop’s at...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

LA alone is less than half as densely populated as NYC with almost 10x the land area. The entire state of California is barely even in the top 10 most densely populated states in the US (one of the least densely populated developed countries). You’re nowhere close to built out. I think what is mean...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire
Replies: 29
Views: 1687

Re: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire

Pretty sick s***. If you ask me, Fox News isn't even all that conservative these days anyway and from what I seen, the reporters are pretty smart and talented. You want conservative? Turn on Newsmax or OAN or certain local AM radio stations in SoCal. Newsmax and OAN aren’t ‘conservative’ - it’s con...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire
Replies: 29
Views: 1687

Re: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire

The Fox on-air reactions were completely OTT. It's a holiday decoration...not a person. Not to mention they quickly got the perp and the charges will be serious. Just 20 seconds of viewing is enough to confirm the programming is raw emotion for consumption by morons. If this had happened at MSNBC t...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire
Replies: 29
Views: 1687

Re: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire

The Fox on-air reactions were completely OTT. It's a holiday decoration...not a person. Not to mention they quickly got the perp and the charges will be serious. Just 20 seconds of viewing is enough to confirm the programming is raw emotion for consumption by morons.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5713

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Precisely my point. There are no "European" crime rates. If he wants to compare the quiet US districts they should be compared to European districts of similar socioeconomic makeup. The vast majority of US districts are ‘quiet’ in the meaning you intend. A perfect example is where I live....

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5713

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

You're not comparing apples to apples. In Europe crime is also vastly more prevalent in certain districts. Violent crime especially so. The US is a significantly more violent society period. Except for the overall comparative prevalence of homicide this is not entirely the case. In the US violent c...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5713

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

"] Most of the US by county lives with European crime rates. Violent crime in the US is nearly zip code level or even smaller footprint.) You're not comparing apples to apples. In Europe crime is also vastly more prevalent in certain districts. Violent crime especially so. The US is a signific...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I live in Redondo Beach. And I would not expect someone not from there to know this, but part of what makes Beach Cities somewhat distinctive here is that they are very insular. There are a very large number of people here who are from here. High school rivalries —among 50 year olds — are not uncom...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

LA alone is less than half as densely populated as NYC with almost 10x the land area. The entire state of California is barely even in the top 10 most densely populated states in the US (one of the least densely populated developed countries). You’re nowhere close to built out. I think what is mean...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Aha, well that pretty much dispenses with the whole "people do get paid more on average in California, it just doesn’t amount to much" broad brush. :wink2: Not really. To use your anecdote, more people are living in poverty in Sacramento than Austin. We're talking about middle class peopl...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

For most Americans under 50, 9/11 became a far more relevant date than Dec. 7th could ever be. Living in Japan, it was always interesting that Dec. 7th almost never got mentioned in TV commemorations but September 2nd did. Japan had already been at war for some time in China when they launched the ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

It does to me when you put both points together. That may be your perspective, sure. But you still couldn't answer in which state capital my relatives would be better off with their employment situation.. :scratchchin: Seemed pointless since the notion that COL varies within large states like CA an...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5713

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

I did this kind of analysis for a living for the government for a period of time. I became both pretty cynical and sensitive to data crafting to supporting directed policy, even policy ideas that were "intuitively correct" or "conventional wisdom." Oddly enough, we tried as a ju...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

What issue is that? I would make the counter claim that the Left really only cares or reports about things like gross violation of public trust or media/government conflicts of interest when it supports some other left wing issue. Nope. All this flap over a reporter, and no cares when a politician ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2463

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

He definitely seems to have had an ulterior motive to get back at his employer or 'prove something' to them. Faking an incident is serious and could have had societal impact. At the very least, it is fitting that he loses his career.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Responding without nuance to a lack of nuance doesn’t sound like a net gain to me. It does to me when you put both points together. That may be your perspective, sure. But you still couldn't answer in which state capital my relatives would be better off with their employment situation.. :scratchchin:

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1239

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

So, it is. Growing up, we were always reminded of this day, but I guess, as time goes on, certain important events begins to lose their place in the list of important things. I guess it helps, that now, the belligerents of that particular event are string economic partners and allies. For most Amer...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

If someone breaks into my house, regardless of the time of day, and I kill that someone (whether by gun, knife, blunt weapon or some mean Karate skills), I’ll be put in front of a judge to answer for that crime. What on earth leads you to believe that the punishment for burglary is the death penalt...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Texas’ claim to affordability is quite a bit more tangible when you look at the supplemental poverty rate which takes into account cost of living: https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/40569843 People do get paid more on average in California, it just doesn’t amount to much. This is way too broad of a brush...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5713

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Your list makes absolutely no sense factually - SF and LA are not even ranked in the top 100 cities for violent crime rate. https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/blog/top100dangerous/amp That is an interesting list for other reasons, just from the top ten. 1. Detroit, MI Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 r...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

CNN enabled this from the beginning, he should have never been allowed to do anything related to his brother. It was a conflict. I also find it hilarious that CNN and MSNBC is crucifying Trump for supposedly not isolating and going near people after testing positive for covid19 and yet it was a fac...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

TX can claim affordability because it has an appalling minimum wage and hides most of its taxation policies. Conservatives, being traditionally not skilled at understanding the implications of this, think this is of course fine. The fact that people get paid miserable wages compared to what is comm...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98

By all accounts I have seen, Dole served his country and was respected across the political spectrum. RIP. Most parts of the political spectrum. Check out these comments from some hardcore rightwingers... https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/16688288/1 They seem like nice...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Kind of surprising considering CNN allowed the zoom whacker Jeffery Toobin back into the family. Toobin for sure would be a terminating offense at any other company. I guess the heat got to be too much for CNN. They had to take Fredo out for that boat ride after all.. Toobin’s ruh-roh was a fireabl...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4996

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

What sort of stricter measures would you like to see implemented in Germany? :) Anything to slow the spread. 1. A better quality mask requirement 2. Mandate more options for takeout essentials (e.g., curbside delivery). I know this is going on, but more mandates. 3. Since so much spread is in schoo...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4996

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

I just don't get how people don't understand vaccine hesitancy, especially in very fit and healthy people. There have been several athletes who have lost their careers, at least for the time being, due to adverse side effects of the vaccine, especially myocarditis. I personally know 3 people who've...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Illegal immigration is arguably the biggest contributor toward swelling rents and housing prices. Net change in housing supply is the definitely the biggest contributor. Next is proximity to marquee employers and transportation. After that, one can get into the weeds on all manner of drivers at the...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4996

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

I just don't get how people don't understand vaccine hesitancy, especially in very fit and healthy people. There have been several athletes who have lost their careers, at least for the time being, due to adverse side effects of the vaccine, especially myocarditis. I personally know 3 people who've...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 40398

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/146499 Some local governments in Tokyo worries that, if only Moderna vaccines are available but no extra Pfizer supply, people might not want to get the booster dose, concerning about side effect of Moderna vaccine Unfortunately Japanese people have an annoying ha...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4996

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

Five million fatalities is what I would consider "mild" when comparing to past pandemics. Especially considering how much we move around these days compared to the days of say the Spanish Flu. This comparison of fatalities is only apt if standards of medical care were the same between now...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4996

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's quite astonishing, and worrying, how supposedly robust liberal democracies are willing to throw a firesale of civil liberties and fundamental freedoms the moment a mild pandemic appears. I take issue with your intimation that this is 'a mild pandemic', given that in excess of 250,000,000 peopl...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Please examine more closely the mathematics of that claim. People are 'leaving' because housing is too expensive... because housing is too expensive. What makes housing expensive? What happens to housing markets when people leave in an exodus? Take all the time with that you need. Uh, you do realiz...

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