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by seb146
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 28
Views: 2206

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

I heard a great point made on some talk show:

Did Texas not have any voter ID laws before this law?

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by seb146
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4469

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 seb146
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1934

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

It could be said people do these things right now, every day. Working hard, spending on little to nothing selfish, but see very little in return. The only ones who really move forward are those with means. Yes, I know..... "but the welfare queens!" I know... that one person seen that one ...

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by seb146
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2281

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.


Even better for me is Taco John.

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by seb146
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4469

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Just a question for you seb: was it OK for people to harass her in the bathroom? I only heard the audio, I have not seen if there is video. Every word they said is true. They were demanding answers as constituents. I get why they did it. It is creepy but I get it. I know that is a BS answer but tha...

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by seb146
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2369

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Average Joes do not have that kind of cash to invest. We don't have capital gains to write off, we don't have stocks to write off, how does one "write off capital gains" or "write off stocks"? It is also called "offsetting" and not "writing off" but both can ...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2369

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Tax avoidance isn't necessarily illegal. So the bigger question should be the source of income, especially for politicians. One thing that I just thought about is this - why isn't there someone enterprising enough to offer such services to average Joes so that they can exploit the same loopholes as...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2281

Re: Your favorite junk food

Chili cheese fries or Animal Fries from In-N-Out. Those are extremely rare when I eat them. More often than not, when I want something junk, I will see what limited flavors Tim's Cascade Chips has. My go-to is their Sour Cream and Onion.

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by seb146
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4469

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Actually, I think you and I are more aligned than you realize. The goal is to see the extreme left and extreme right be eaten, leaving the moderates on both sides to work together to get things done. As an Arizonan, so far I’m not seeing anyone on the GOP side who energizes me for the Senate. I’m s...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19325

Re: Texas abortion law

Republicans claim in relation to Heller, what do democrats and other gun control advocates claim, we can assume for them it is not settled law. As we digress for this thread topic for a minute, I have always viewed militia's as citizen army, which means for the most part they have their own weapons...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2369

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

People talk about taxing the rich then see reports like this and say "meh.... what are you going to do?" Some of those same people do not want to tax the rich at all but are still angry that the rich get away with things like this. Maybe it is time we taxed the rich and hold the accountabl...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1934

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Absolutely, no thrift, self-respect, prudence, hard work ethic, self-discipline for the Modern Man. Be profligate, drunk or stoned, lazy, spendthrift, disheveled, like we see everyday. It could be said people do these things right now, every day. Working hard, spending on little to nothing selfish,...

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by seb146
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1934

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Absolutely, no thrift, self-respect, prudence, hard work ethic, self-discipline for the Modern Man. Be profligate, drunk or stoned, lazy, spendthrift, disheveled, like we see everyday. It could be said people do these things right now, every day. Working hard, spending on little to nothing selfish,...

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by seb146
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4469

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

I love it when the left eats their own... And of course equally so many others have enjoyed watching the right eat their own. It's important to always enjoy watching others fail.. It's an important core to many people's lives! Tugg Actually, I think you and I are more aligned than you realize. The ...

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by seb146
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 19325

Re: Texas abortion law

If it was the GOP who were mostly strict gun control advocates, yes, it would be used in a heartbeat, but they are not, it is mostly the democrats. So do you really see the dems using a GOP inspired law to further the campaign against guns, somehow I don't think they will. Can someone explain somet...

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by seb146
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2353

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

How are they not leading? Because two Democrats align with Republicans? They have had pressure put on them. Removing the filibuster will simply give control back to Republicans as both Manchin and Sinema would side with Republicans. Democrats are playing chess, Republicans are playing Red Rover. Fi...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need help finding yourself?
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Need help finding yourself?

This has happened a few other times around the world. Wouldn't family or friends know early on? Just glance over and see the missing person listening to instructions from search crew leaders? It seems like those women who didn't know they were pregnant. Especially the ones who have kids already.

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by seb146
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4469

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

This is both, at once, good and bad for Democrats. They want to cast the widest net possible and let everyone have a voice but, at the same time, it waters down anything. Progressives have to give up some things, moderates have to give up some things. Then, the final bill has to be negotiated becaus...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2353

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Interesting, I thought that the adults back in the room meant no more drama. Democrats control all levers of power, they can't blame the GOP for anything. They should find a compromise and stop with the extremism. As for the debt ceiling being idiotic, I think its great we have it, so we hold our p...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7797

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I am against the military talking to the Chinese, I am also against leaving such an unstable US government in power. OUR AMERICAN military decided to talk to the Chinese before the previous administration could do anything. OUR AMERICAN military leaders decided there was enough of a legitimate thre...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7797

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The president of the US is not, by the constitution, sovereign. Recent congressional legislation along with natural political dynamics have given the president almost sovereign powers. This is a serious problem and there may not be a solution. Why can't Congress take back what they did? Congress di...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4886

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

It seems like a migrant crisis happens every year or so. Maybe look into that?

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by seb146
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2353

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Interesting, I thought that the adults back in the room meant no more drama. Democrats control all levers of power, they can't blame the GOP for anything. They should find a compromise and stop with the extremism. As for the debt ceiling being idiotic, I think its great we have it, so we hold our p...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3551

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

I don’t have a big problem with voter ID. Nobody does. The problem comes with arbitrary rules set up by one side to limit who can vote, where, and when. They then flip it around and start saying "liberals" don't want ID to vote. Which is a lie. Everybody wants secure elections. One side w...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7797

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Milley made an interesting statement under oath about other members of the administration being on the call to China when he was talking to their general. This was not Milley going rogue and simply calling a Chinese general out of the blue. The administration knew. So, yes, a non-story.

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by seb146
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3551

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

I don’t have a big problem with voter ID. Nobody does. The problem comes with arbitrary rules set up by one side to limit who can vote, where, and when. They then flip it around and start saying "liberals" don't want ID to vote. Which is a lie. Everybody wants secure elections. One side w...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3551

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

School IDs are issued by individual schools, not the state Department of State or equivalent. School IDs simply identify students at that school. To start, they are missing all of the verification and registration with various records systems. This is a really strange hill for you to try conquer. I...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 14045

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Both parties are against democracy. They are both going full tilt to try to build a single party dictatorship. Republicans would love to build a dictatorship. So would Democrats. Many people cheer for that. But it’s not a cool thing. This is bull and you know it. Both sides did not claim the electi...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops
Replies: 43
Views: 2625

Re: Minneapolis police to curb minor traffic stops

The concept that an air freshener warrants a stop is absolute absurdity and clearly exists only as a way to allow police to abuse who they want to abuse. Making excuses for that just makes you part of the problem. Anything hanging from the mirror could be seen as either a distraction while driving ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 14045

Re: Arizona Election Audit

I don’t quite agree that it is wasteful to improve the credibility of the election. People were questioning the election, whether they might be social media trolls from Russia or China for that matter. I think it is valid to raise questions. Raise those doubts. Obtain transparency. Test the process...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4886

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

And there were allowed into the US without a vaccination or COVID test. "Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday told reporters that the nearly 15,000 migrants who were camped out under the Del Rio bridge in squalid conditions last week were not tested for COVID-19, and he doe...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3551

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

School IDs are issued by individual schools, not the state Department of State or equivalent. School IDs simply identify students at that school. To start, they are missing all of the verification and registration with various records systems. This is a really strange hill for you to try conquer. I...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

Researching facts, talking to people actually effected by a law or rule, opening one's mind. That is allowed. It is not about being allowed to change ones mind. It is about having any credibility. It is too easy for politicians to go on national tv and tear-jerk about "being wrong". Sorry...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

LabQuest wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
LabQuest wrote:
Obama did the same thing.

Big deal.


But didn't he "evolve"


You're right. He made a political pivot.


Obama went from "separate but equal" to full LGBTQ+ legalization. Sounds like evolution to me!

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by seb146
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 14045

Re: Arizona Election Audit

The Arizona GOP wasted Millions of dollars of taxpayer and donor money to give Biden 360 more votes. Now,if other state GOP's have their way, will they pay even more to give Biden more votes? The sad part of all of this is that the Arizona GOP doesn't even trust the local officials who were entrust...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4886

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

The risk alot of people in the US/Canada/Europe/Australia see is if one group of immigrants gets too big and powerful, then they can exert pressure on allowing more of their country folks in. See South Florida and the Cubans ahead of all others. See how quickly the Haitian diasporas worked. If I we...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

I wonder how long it will be until Republican leaders demand she resign from the party?

And, yes, Obama changed his mind. That is allowed. Researching facts, talking to people actually effected by a law or rule, opening one's mind. That is allowed.

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by seb146
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3551

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Universities and colleges do not state whether they are foreign or not. That is irrelevant. We are talking about voting - by voters who are already registered to vote. We are talking about people, who are legally registered, being denied the right to vote because there government ID is from a State...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3551

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

AirWorthy99 wrote:
Probably for the very simple reason a gun license or ID is a government or state issued form of Identification.


Unlike identification from STATE universities or STATE colleges or STATE funded education. Not even the same.... how?

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by seb146
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3551

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

OK, so I am going to show up in France one day (or any other of the dozens of 1st world countries) , say I am a French citizen, and vote on their elections, let see if they would allow me to cast a vote, just because I told them so. If I tell them they are racist for asking, would anyone support me...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3551

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

How are they going to be working three jobs without an ID if you can't get one job without a valid ID? Also, how are they going to drive without an ID? A driver's license is necessary to drive, register a vehicle and to obtain vehicle insurance. In fact, I'm pretty sure there isn't much you can leg...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4886

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

You can walk to Switzerland once you get to the EU. Typical of the Swiss, you are held for 48 hours (probably never 49 or 47 hours) and the decision is made. On average, Switzerland has granted asylum to around 14 % of applicants over the past decade. Maybe if our system was that good...... But peo...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 143
Views: 14045

Re: Arizona Election Audit

I was hoping to get the conservative perspective on this but the story is nowhere to be found on Fox. It's possible they haven't heard yet. They have heard. The problem was never massive voter fraud by Democrats in Arizona. The problem was massive voter fraud in these Democratic areas in Texas. Tha...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4886

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

We need to get over what the MAGA fanatics did. Look at what Europe is facing. Australia puts illegals on a far away island. The world is in trouble. Whole nations are failed states. Their populations continue to grow at unsustainable rates. And now they are showing up on the developed worlds borde...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3551

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Most of the first world countries demand and ID when you vote, many even wherever you go. How that is racist is beyond me. Nonsensical framing by the Democrats. Here we go.... Democrats want voters to have ID too. But when Republicans make demands that hold back minorities, that is racist. Especial...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4886

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

The Real Illegal Immigration Crisis Isn’t on the Southern Border Focusing on asylum seekers who cross land borders ignores the real problem: people who overstay their visas. In the past 10 years, visa overstays in the United States have outnumbered border crossings by a ratio of about 2 to 1 https:...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3551

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Most of the first world countries demand and ID when you vote, many even wherever you go. How that is racist is beyond me. Nonsensical framing by the Democrats. Here we go.... Democrats want voters to have ID too. But when Republicans make demands that hold back minorities, that is racist. Especial...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4886

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

If an asylum seeker reports to a Port of Entry, they are simply an asylum seeker. If a person enters the US illegally, is apprehended, and then asks for asylum, they are counted as an illegal alien and asylum seekers They are charged with 8 USC 1182, 1325, or 1326 as appropriate, then referred for ...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border
Replies: 117
Views: 4886

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border

Part of the problem with trying to discuss immigration in the US is the difficulty of obtaining official statistics. The 15% was a general number and I erred on the high side. Asylum can be "approved" by different agencies at different levels. United States Citizenship and Immigration Ser...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4640

Re: What happened to Denver?

Every time this issue comes up, the right throws out red meat for it's base. Republican cities and states cut funding for things like affordable housing and affordable health care then turn around and blame "liberals" for problems. Remember all the cuts and failures by GWB at the VA which...

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