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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 3324

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Excuse me, taxes go to the government, tax revenue like all money is fungible. Yes, some goes to roads, but certainly not 100% of fuel taxes result in road improvements. About 10% goes to mass transit, often more, which means most drivers receive no benefit. Lots of states divert fuel taxes to othe...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2431

Re: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

It's very simple. And this is not a problem only in the USA but most of the world now. In this era, people need only to listen to what they wish to hear, and whatever that "what" is becomes their only acceptable mode of reality. When confronted with something or someone that directly chal...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 3324

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Gasoline price depends on crude plus refining costs, variations among countries reflect taxes or subsidies. The price of gasoline in the US today (and most other locations) is about $2.41US. Your government is taking the difference. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/prices.php The government isn't ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 3324

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Can you imagine if they ban nat gas and oil exports now? A reverse oil embargo - who would have thunk it?


It will certainly get the attention of the Gulf money grubbers. Riyadh has been way too big for their britches the last two decades, and no POTUS has come close to setting them straight.

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 3324

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

All I see in the wealthier suburbs around me are black Suburban's with one passenger. Suburban Sales numbers 2018 60,633 2019 51,928 2020 33,644 2021 71,128 Lexus LX sales 2018 4,753 2019 4,718 2020 4,512 2021 25,261 It’s probably important to remember that even with price spikes, the US enjoys som...

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by Aaron747
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

And now witness the right wing talk circus and media farm berating McConnell for actually doing the right thing on the debt cap. The debt cap issue is for spending that has ALREADY been approved... including the spending the last 4+ years pushed through. If you are against raising the cap then you ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The Godfather left out one or two subplots from Mario Puzzo’s novel but otherwise stayed incredibly faithful to the book. Gone with the Wind is also very faithful to the novel. Just due to sheer length it removes a few subplots such as Scarlett had other children but the story was otherwise the sam...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Newark727 wrote:
Quite a game - you wouldn't know the Dodgers had 12 more wins from how close the Cardinals played them.


True, but the Cards only have their bats to blame. Not going to win a tight game 0-11 w/RISP.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Holy moly - we've got a historic NLDS on deck.

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

SEC regulates financial fraud. This is all just uninformed silliness. Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Releases Her 8 Damning SEC Complaints https://gizmodo.com/facebook-whistleblower-frances-haugen-releases-her-8-da-1847802360 The SEC did comment, in fact...kinda. The SEC told 60 Minutes it “...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Are you making an assertion? If so, then please prove it. How about the fact that Facebook Fraudulently asserted that they were removing hateful posts ,and falsely assuring everyone that they were safe on Facebook, when the exact opposite is true. If someone searches for and follows hate speech , t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Did they break the law, yes or no. Irrelevant. That's your personal goalpost. Nobody else is talking about that. Nope. It is very much relevant. 60 Minutes interviewed the former facebook employee as being a whistleblower. Thereby making it about somebody who.... "exposes information or activi...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

So what? Do these documents show Facebook acted illegally? Do these documents show Facebook committed fraud? Or do they perhaps show that Facebook is engaged in illicit activities? They show they have misrepresented the nature of some of their programs and processes to the public. The leaks were to...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Patriot Games, C&PD and Red October are far better Clancy adaptations. Misery and The Mist are the best King adaptations. LA Confidential and Out of Africa are also among my favorite adaptations. The Fly wasn't bad either - I love the Jurassic Park book series but the movies had way too many sub...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Nope. She claims to be a whistleblower. PROVE IT. She released internal documents and presentations that she, as a data scientist, had access to. What more do you want? This is just childish and silly :whistleblower: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/04/leak-shows-facebooks-business-model-needs-regula...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Don't deflect. The onus is on 60 Minutes and the ex-employee to prove she is a real whistleblower. SImply saying "I am a wistleblower" isn't gonna cut it. Not a deflection. You made a claim opposite the reported narrative - the onus for evidence is on you. Nope. She claims to be a whistle...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Still have not seen any EVIDENCE that this woman is a real "whistleblower" and not a disgruntled ex-employee who is looking for attention/payday. Did Facebook break any laws? Spread child porn for instance?? What evidence have you seen that she is a disgruntled employee looking for a payd...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Still have not seen any EVIDENCE that this woman is a real "whistleblower" and not a disgruntled ex-employee who is looking for attention/payday. Did Facebook break any laws? Spread child porn for instance?? What evidence have you seen that she is a disgruntled employee looking for a payd...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

"Harassed" is a funny way of saying she was asked by constituents. You are intentionally avoiding the reality of the situation if you don't see some level of harassment in what she encountered in the situations that have been shown online. Tugg When people are angry, this is what happens....

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

May I ask, who is being fired, who is changing anything, after we see 20+ billion of Dollars wasted on fraudulent medicare payments *every year*. https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/2020-estimated-improper-payment-rates-centers-medicare-medicaid-services-cms-programs Who is accountable for thi...

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by Aaron747
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Why are we still dreaming with this idea that the government is ran by angels and saints. Government sucks at spending tax dollars, because most of the time, those spending it, aren't accountable to anyone. They will just blame one department and the other (the bureaucrats). The politicians will bl...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines
Replies: 50
Views: 2431

Mental Illness in America Part Deux: WV Man Kills Pharmacist Brother Over Vaccines

So in addition to the crazy and immature behavior at school board meetings, hospitals etc. we now have family homicides inspired by mis/disinformation in collision with the mentally ill. https://www.wbaltv.com/article/jeffrey-burnham-covid-19-vaccine-allegations/37886250# It’s hard to make this stuf...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1301

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

https://youtu.be/lqBl4OfLnGw
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Hilarious take here from Ben Shapiro: the entire FB flap is a Dem plot to control alternative media. I guess he neglected to mention that he’s personal friends with Zuck and has skin in the game :lol:

https://youtu.be/lqBl4OfLnGw

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2291

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Luxury taxes were tried by the Bush 41 and it was a mess, lots of unemployed workers in industries based on luxury goods. Bad idea. You can’t “write off” capital gains”; you can sell losses to offset gains, you can time losses and gains, you can change the basis, step up on death prominently but yo...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

The NWS, including NHC, gets a whole $1.1 billion, a drop in the bucket of a $4.5 trillion budget. The big budget items are SS and Medicare/Medicaid, both will run out of money in the near-ish future—dedicated tax revenue (FICA) won’t cover outlays. I’m part of the 6% who find Medicare deplorable, ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

The NWS, including NHC, gets a whole $1.1 billion, a drop in the bucket of a $4.5 trillion budget. The big budget items are SS and Medicare/Medicaid, both will run out of money in the near-ish future—dedicated tax revenue (FICA) won’t cover outlays. I’m part of the 6% who find Medicare deplorable, ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 36
Views: 1290

Re: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?

Only United, and only once. SJC-BUR in the late 80s.

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

No argument that a slice goes back into the economy, but how efficiently, how much winds up lost in the government? Would the private sector have found more productive uses for those resources? While government did support basic research in the internet, for example, it was the private sector that ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?
Replies: 28
Views: 1027

Re: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?

So few unfortunately:

AA: several times in the 80s
UA: mid/late 90s SFO-DEN, SFO-KOA, SFO-OGG, SFO-HNL
JL: -40 from HND to OKA in 2004

My dad used an AA DC-10-30 SJC-NRT in the SJC hub days when one of the early MD-11 deliveries went tech.

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Going to take a massive reversal of fortune for the Yanks to salvage their season now. Sox bullpen is looking solid. I was not a fan of removing Eovaldi (who was pitching with some serious conviction), but luckily it worked out....though only by about 2 feet. The only problem with this game is A-Ro...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

No argument that a slice goes back into the economy, but how efficiently, how much winds up lost in the government? Would the private sector have found more productive uses for those resources? While government did support basic research in the internet, for example, it was the private sector that ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 104
Views: 4110

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest: NGO-NRT (JL 744 - 184nm) and LIH-HNL (HA 763 89nm)

Longest narrowbody: OAK-IAD (B6 A320 - 2093nm)

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

But that 20% is used by the private sector. All that money that goes back to the IRS, still get used in outlays along with the Fed's printed money, and ultimately becomes a part of the money cycle in the private sector. Yes we can get too much Government, but it is usually balanced out by what the ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Just glad the Sox managed a comeback win yesterday over the Nats (even though the Nats are my NL team). With that said, I hate, hate, HATE the wildcard game. In my mind, it's not even a post-season game. It's just game 163. You don't "really" make the post-season until you win that game. ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

And it it generally 16% now. Revenue for Feds was 16.4% of GDP in pre-COVID 2018 and spending was 20.2%. It’s spending that tells the tale because that’s how much of the economy the government is allocating to itself. That 20.2% can’t be used by the private sector, which means lower investment, low...

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by Aaron747
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

Maintenance error caused Facebook's 6-hour outage, company says https://www.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/facebook-says-maintenance-error-caused-mondays-6hour-outage-2635441 (Reuters) - An error during routine maintenance on Facebook's network of data centers caused Monday's collapse of its ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

At no time should anyone feel sorry for the Dodgers...like ever. Except for Vin Scully Day...that’s an exception.

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2114

Re: Your favorite junk food

NIKV69 wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
No love for Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza? Still hoping they’ll bring it back


After eating Del Taco, Taco Hell is dead to me.


Del Taco is the bomb but it’s in the wrong parts of CA for me. :guilty:

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

No services to me. I do not use social security, I have my private pension fund, savings investments. Don't use medicare, medicaid or CHIP. Nor any of the safety net programs. So I don't receive any services from the government other than the military, which as I said before, its the only point. Bu...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2114

Re: Your favorite junk food

No love for Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza? Still hoping they’ll bring it back

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Are you willing to enumerate the 'boatloads' of services we citizens receive, and if we citizens even without paying taxes still receive? Tell me if there are any? Roads and police and some others don't count. As if you are coming from another country visiting and still without being a citizen you ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

True enough, in 1950; top income tax rate was 91% and the Federal government spent 13.2% of GDP, 75% of that on defense. If you want to go back to those numbers, I’m with you. Here’s the data, https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/historical-tables/ The $3.5 trillion number isn’t built from actual needs, ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

A boogeyman that wants $3.5T to spread amongst political cronies. When a representative that was elected doesn't agree with the radicals, they get bullied and browbeat by drones. Time for the government to change. So much conflation in this statement. Is it the bogeyman? Is it the representatives w...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?
Replies: 57
Views: 1699

Re: Crazy MLB Postseason / Wildcard Draw - Predictions?

Maybe a better solution would be making the divisions symbolic and seeding the postseason in each league based only on winning percentage. I don't really have a problem with the divisions. Just think that no playoff contest should be decided by a single game. Having two teams win a wildcard is ridi...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

The government doesn't produce anything. Its income is derived from taxation. It is pretty simple actually. That post makes it sound like we are all serfs to a benevolent lord. That statement makes zero sense logically or economically. Citizens and businesses receive a boatload of services they hav...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

I am a loyal Democrat but I cannot accept the harassment by some extreme 'liberals' of Sens. Manchin and Senima for their demands for a smaller and more traditional infrastructure spending plan. They have been hanging out in small boats around the houseboat Sen. Manchin uses when in DC. Harassing S...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

The government doesn't produce anything. Its income is derived from taxation. It is pretty simple actually. That post makes it sound like we are all serfs to a benevolent lord. That statement makes zero sense logically or economically. Citizens and businesses receive a boatload of services they hav...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

extender wrote:
DarkSnowyNight wrote:
Nothing and no one are preventing you from renouncing your citizenship. If you do not feel like paying what you cost the gov't, this is always an option for you.


Got it all wrong, it is what the government costs us.


How so?

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

To see an obvious wrongness in the Republican's right now: McConnell and the rest of them should support raising the debt ceiling. Because it is the right thing for the country and it has to be done. But they don't because they think it is to their benefit, to Republican's benefit. fuck the country...

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by Aaron747
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4334

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Would 40% be okay, is 60%, the majority of your income okay. If the tax rat was 90%, wouldn’t that mean they own you If someone in the .01% was at $20 billion net worth, they'd still have $2 billion to play with. And in any case they'd never pay the top marginal rate so it would be more like $10 bi...

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