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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985

A colleague was passing this around and, wow, hard to believe this was being said to Congress when I was a small kid, and here we are today. An amazing 15 minutes of clear and impactful science communication. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp-WiNXH6hI ''If we don't do the right thing now, our child...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13638

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Or, to the genesis of it all on August 23, 2020, if a man wanted on a warrant for his arrest from the previous month, based on charges of third-degree sexual assault, trespassing, and disorderly conduct, and while carrying a knife refused to comply with a lawful police order and instead went to thi...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13638

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Maybe because it’s blindingly obvious, that if that sick kid hadn’t turned up uninvited as a self-declared vigilante, armed with an automatic rifle, nobody would have died that night? How any justice system can find anyone innocent in such a situation is a travesty, but, that’s America 2021 for you...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13638

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Unless you also happen to believe Rittenhouse is a physic, apart from obviously being a psychopath, that argument holds no water what so ever. Fact is, he went to a riot armed with a rifle and killed two people. He didn’t have to be there, he had no business playing law enforcement, and he shot thr...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12932

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Well it’s still amazing that a device designed to kill is simply to be made safe by what enthusiasts think is obvious and therefore everyone else should know too somehow. So, it's not obvious to you that a "device designed to kill" should be verified safe by the end user prior to use as a...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13638

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

One thing I have not heard many people talk about is why he was there in the first place. Yeah, I know people will say otherwise. On one side of the argument people will say he was there to protect property from rioters. On the other side people say he was there in the hopes he could use his weapon...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13638

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Yes slant. The Lead off forte was not about how the exonerated Rittenhouse family felt, but how the family of the protestors that the jury determined to be acting in aggression enough towards Mr. Rittenhouse, to support him defending his life, with the firearm, that he was legally carrying at the t...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13638

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

You can look at the slant and the tone of this ABC News article on the Rittenhouse acquittal, to see where the bulk of the mainstream media will be going tonight. They are playing to their base. https://abcnews.go.com/US/jury-reaches-verdict-kyle-rittenhouse-homicide-trial/story?id=81108654 Slant? ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 38
Views: 2512

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

She just shared some photos of her in her residence to her WeChat account, so missing no more. Perhaps she’s keeping a low profile because, just like a lot of women in Western countries, raising of harassment allegations attract a lot of unwanted attention and she wants to privacy. If women in West...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21521

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

There are times you ask for raises. This is not one of them. What airline is swimming in cash right now? Sometimes employees have this weird flex. This is as strange as United employees owning majority of the airline and sabotaging it, or Delta going through chapter 11 and pilots threatening to go ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

You're taking more of a chance just driving around in Vegas...SJD is safer than LAS: No it really isn't and Metro isn't on the drug cartels payroll. Again if you feel that way by all means have a nice time there. Mexico is a complex place, sure, but so is the US. It doesn't matter if cops are on th...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

Huh, posting these articles is like saying you wound't vacation in Miami because of rising crime rates in Seattle Exactly :rotfl: More Americans have retired in Mexico than any other country. There are at least 1.5 million Americans living in Mexico FT...I wonder how they survive?? :scratchchin: Ok...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 38
Views: 2512

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

Leadership! https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/china/wta-ceo-peng-shuai-steve-simon-intl-hnk/index.html Like I said, the WTA has been a puncher on various issues for years and is not going to be pushed around. This becomes a major PR loss for PRC if they lose 9-10 tournaments a year, especially since t...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

It would help to consult a map of a country as large as Mexico. The poster is talking about visiting Baja California Sur, and all three of your articles, including the most fearmongering ‘don’t go’ one, are about the plaza wars in Quintana Roo. La Paz/Cabo San Lucas are almost 1500 mi from Cancun :...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

Why not? https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/mexican-national-guard-be-stationed-tourist-resort-cancun-amid-violence-2021-11-17/ https://nypost.com/2021/11/17/mexico-creates-national-guard-tourist-battalion-to-protect-popular-resorts/ https://nypost.com/2021/11/18/cartel-expert-tells-tourists-do...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

As I said in the previous post, can do a couple nights at a nice hotel in Cabo and then spend a couple days in La Paz, (where the Air BnB offerings are amazing) exploring the amazing beaches on the Sea of Cortes. Nothing quite like an afternoon kayaking those waters with hardly anyone around . Exce...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1814

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

I dont live in India anymore, but even for those of us who are living outside, it got a lot more toxic post 2014 when the Hindutva Maniacs won the elections. Every single WhatsApp group - Family, College, First Job, Condo groups - is filled with Toxic, hate filled posts aimed at Muslims and Christi...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

Wouldn't set foot in Mexico, go to HNL. Why not? https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/mexican-national-guard-be-stationed-tourist-resort-cancun-amid-violence-2021-11-17/ https://nypost.com/2021/11/17/mexico-creates-national-guard-tourist-battalion-to-protect-popular-resorts/ https://nypost.com/20...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 38
Views: 2512

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6253591
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The PRC foreign ministry is continuing denial this case even exists

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6253591

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1814

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

My girlfriend's son is a dyed in the wool liberal. His girlfriend is a hard core MAGA and anti-vaxxer. They are perfectly compatible except politically and it is almost certainly going to end what is an otherwise blissful relationship. I think the last straw is going to be if she loses her very wel...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

If rent control is implemented nationwide, then you can expect that both rents and homelessness will skyrocket nationwide. Who will build apartments? Who will maintain existing ones, the tooth fairy? The cheapest rents are available in places with the fewest regulations. Rooming houses, old buildin...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3544

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

The far left is not politically represented nationally in the US. The democratic party is centrist and the republican is far right. It is pretty easy to verify this by comparing with the rest of the known planet. The «both are equally bad» BS couldn’t be more wrong as far as the US is concerned. Th...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13638

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

c933103 wrote:
I keep hearing friends in the US bringing this up but couldn't grasp its significance.


Just another data point in the ‘crazy’ that passes for ‘normal life’ in the US

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Rents will rise faster than wages for years to come. Rent control is back on the table in many towns and states. It is only a matter of time IMO until is it implemented nation wide. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/17/opinion/boston-must-bring-back-rent-control-secure/ https://www.wbur.org/onpoi...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 284
Views: 12932

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

^^ The suit claims assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and deliberate infliction of harm. It also states that the scene being shot did not require a gun to be fired. The suit names names 22 defendants associated with the film including Baldwin, Rust producers, six production comp...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

If you want your first Hawaii experience to be Maui, save that for when you can do it. Also Hawaii can be a bit rainy in winter, whereas BCS will have zero rain...though this is the coolest time of year in the desert. I don't really care who or what is my first Hawaiian experience as par say, I was...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

stl07 wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Wouldn't set foot in Mexico, go to HNL.

Why not?


I'll hazard a guess where that comment comes from...

Image

Source: shutupandtakemymoney

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: HNL or La Paz/cabo area Christmas Break

Mexico is great right now because it’s not crowded. Cabo has nice hotels and La Paz area has some of the finest beaches in all of North America - very chill town with lots of expat residents. If you want your first Hawaii experience to be Maui, save that for when you can do it. Also Hawaii can be a ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 38
Views: 2512

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

Unfortunately she likely won’t be okay, but this official, whatever he has arranged as her fate, is setting off a hornets’ nest. The WTA Tour is a global, outspoken organization. They will not stay quiet. If she is okay, she cannot simply leave the country as you suggest. PRC stamps citizens out at...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

Oh they are definitely seen as heroes by nutjobs already. Being investigated by the FBI is a badge of honor for such folks because the FBI is the enemy :sarcastic:

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1814

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

I work with a bunch of diehard left wingers who love to bring up politics, bash trump (nevermind he's been out of office for nearly a year), and talk about "white people this, white people that". It gets old. Once they brought up a topic that tipped the point with me and I responded with ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1814

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

I work with a bunch of diehard left wingers who love to bring up politics, bash trump (nevermind he's been out of office for nearly a year), and talk about "white people this, white people that". It gets old. Once they brought up a topic that tipped the point with me and I responded with ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.
Replies: 38
Views: 2512

Re: Female Chinese Tennis star missing.

Unfortunately she likely won’t be okay, but this official, whatever he has arranged as her fate, is setting off a hornets’ nest. The WTA Tour is a global, outspoken organization. They will not stay quiet. If she is okay, she cannot simply leave the country as you suggest. PRC stamps citizens out at ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1599

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

Huge dilemma dude...nothing a snort of whiskey and writing down the day won’t fix. There’s always tomorrow’s ledger.

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Worst Editorial Writing Take of the Year

In a year an engaged consumer of wide ranging media will come across many opinions - some well developed, others throwaway. Then there are the ones best kept to oneself. In a new entry in UK conservative magazine, The Spectator, TV presenter Rachel Johnson had this to offer on Ghislaine Maxwell: It’...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1814

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

Relationships that get strained by politics, are already strained by other factors. Politics may be the breaking point though. This. I have a lot of friends and colleagues who differ from me politically - they are either further left or right by a long margin. It doesn’t affect anything because we ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

The question I have about this odd economy: Where are all the previous restaurant servers, bartenders, retail workers, baristas, etc. working? I completely understand not wanting to go back to that type of work without a substantial pay raise, if at all. But where are they working now? And if they'...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

People are not returning to work (1) because all income groups still have more money than they did in 2019, meaning they certainly don’t need any kind of stimulus and (2) covid panic is still pulling kids out of school constantly, meaning parents can’t really return to work the way they could befor...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3544

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

You missed out on a lucrative career dude - could have been writing shlock editorials for NY Post readers all these years. There are not many metrics where we were looking good after Trump, especially with the failed pandemic response. Even the AEI aays the tax cuts were a failure. Well then the De...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3544

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

This is just the right trying to make something out of nothing. Let's also not forget that there was zero communication between the previous administration and the current. They literally started from scratch. They were set up to fail and, yet, this current administration seems to be doing pretty g...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Consumers also like their cheap chinese goods, don't put it all on wall street. Maybe if we didn't import so much stuff that we used to make here - like refrigerators, tires, other appliances, etc. Oh and PPE and base pharma. I thought the Administration was going to do something about the trade de...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3544

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

DA's oversee the attorneys below them and their work is all law related. Project management? What are you talking about? This says all anyone needs to know. Sometimes it's better to just admit you don't know much about the inner workings of a particular field. No project management in legal adminis...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3544

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

DAs and AGs prosecute crimes, They don't run anything don't handle budgets set taxes etc. Don't run anything or handle budgets...hmm. Well now we know you don't have much idea about the extent of program/project management within a major government legal administration. :tapedshut: DA/AG are arguab...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Consumers also like their cheap chinese goods, don't put it all on wall street. Maybe if we didn't import so much stuff that we used to make here - like refrigerators, tires, other appliances, etc. Oh and PPE and base pharma. I thought the Administration was going to do something about the trade de...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3544

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Not sure where you get your information - no executive experience..? 7 years - SF County DA - 110 employees 7 years - CA Attorney General - 4,500 employees Just odd to make stuff up with so many facts available. While that may be executive experience, I never found her to be "creating" ra...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1421

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Maybe if we didn't import so much stuff that we used to make here - like refrigerators, tires, other appliances, etc. Oh and PPE and base pharma. I thought the Administration was going to do something about the trade deficit? Every WH claims they can but it’s a pipe dream. So long as the Wall Stree...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3544

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

Biden and his handlers painted themselves into a corner when they announced early on that they wanted a "woman of color" to be VP. :checkmark: They wanted diversity over merit. She has a lot of executive experience - I think they wanted someone younger and more energetic over all else. An...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically
Replies: 83
Views: 3544

Re: VP Harris feels "constrained" politically

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/14/politics/kamala-harris-frustrating-start-vice-president/index.html Bombshell news, surprised this thread hasn't been started already. Lot's of leaks in the WH and with a tough midterms staring the Dems in the face this is the last thing they needed. VP Harris thought ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8361

Re: 2021 US Elections.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congre ... e-n1283938


Rep. Speier is retiring because she represents San Mateo County and knows heavy scrutiny of Silicon Valley is on the horizon.
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NIKV69 wrote:
I guess the Dems know whats coming next year.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congre ... e-n1283938


Rep. Speier is retiring because she represents San Mateo County and knows heavy scrutiny of Silicon Valley is on the horizon.

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13638

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

He didn't shoot them because they were destroying property, he shot them because they were attacked him by trying to bash his head in with a skateboard and the other pointed a gun at him. Do you know anything about this story? And guess what? Nothing in the above sequence would have gone down if hi...

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