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by casinterest
Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

The removal of the SALT deduction under Pres. Trump was supposed to be offset by the higher standard/base family deduction. Problem is if you live in a state with high local property and state income taxes like CA, MA, NY, NJ (I live in NJ), that offset was no where near enough especially for many ...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Yes, but WHY did he vote no? Because he wants to keep negotiating, and look stronger in West Virginia. https://newrepublic.com/article/164852/joe-manchin-blowback-west-virginia-build-back-better As a former vice chair of the West Virginia Democratic Party, I was surprised by Manchin’s move. Build B...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

I agree that Manchin is a DINO. However, the wealthy are definitely NOT paying their fair share in this bill. Reinstating the SALT deduction will probably lower the tax burden for wealthy taxpayers, at least if you live in a place like Atherton, Brentwood, or Central Park South where lots of Democr...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4011

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

Another new update on the ongoing legal saga. The Oath Keepers sought to challenge the electoral count as an official government proceeding in order to dodge the Felony Counts of obstruction. The judge decided that Electoral Certification is indeed an official act of Congress and the Felony charges ...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Looks like Manchin is still trying to wheel and deal with Biden. Apparently the Coal Unions are making some noise that is going to hurt Macnhin https://www.cbsnews.com/news/manchin-united-mine-workers-build-back-better/ Manchin may have received corporate "donations" to turn away from the ...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 39621

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

It looks like the Army(Walter Reed) is looking into a new vaccine. It would be interesting to know more about how they think they can hit the target for "future variants" https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/covid-vaccine-omicron-variants-us-army-b1980687.html The Walter Reed ...

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by casinterest
Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 3186

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

**FINALLY: Wireless Internet speeds & bandwidth go up with everyone working remote. I feel like there are cut outs every hour Damn straight. I’m here in suburban Athens and I revert to a very weak LTE signal all the time. The bandwidth just isn’t there. It’s worse than it was back in September ...

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by casinterest
Tue Dec 21, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4011

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

i can't believe that the lie that the election was stolen is now a core belief of your average Republican voter. It is even more disturbing that people who hold these beliefs will probably control Congress after 2022. We are heading for Germany in the 20's and 30's were people make bad decisions fo...

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by casinterest
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 12565

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Alcohol

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by casinterest
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4011

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

On the one hand, they're seen as martyrs. On the other, I don't think any of these armchair idolizers wants to follow in their footsteps and be thrown in prison. When you really think about it, for all of the millions of people who thought the election was stolen, a tiny percentage of them actually...

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by casinterest
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 12565

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Brick

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by casinterest
Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announces RDU
Replies: 65
Views: 8487

Re: Icelandair announces RDU

You know there are markets outside of the NYC area right? Not a very big one from Durham to Iceland…I can tell you that much. And as for St Louis, 20 years ago, when it had a flight to Europe, it had close to 50,000 more people…which really says it all. Either way, good luck all around…probably goi...

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by casinterest
Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 4825

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Actually this might stimulate an activist to force a breakup. That might be good for the stock, no?


I doubt they will break up the company.

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by casinterest
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 49
Views: 4825

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

So far BA is only down a bit today. Anyone surprised that's the case? Not surprised based on the Qantas news, but at the same time, Boeing is still neck a neck with Airbus in orders for the year. I think this is probably the time to step in and pick up some more Boeing. Looks great for the next 5 y...

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by casinterest
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2498

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

Epilogue. https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/12/catastrophic-december-tornadoes-slam-mid-mississippi-valley/ Good information on the track and radar. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FGVRsvaXoAUOL-0?format=jpg&name=small The NWS has officially classified the Mayfield Tornado an EF-4 https://www....

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by casinterest
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 12565

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Comforter

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by casinterest
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 3186

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

I would like to see more prosecution of scammer calls I would like to see more people prosecuted for their role in the Jan 6 insurrection and coverup. Including Congress, and various media personalities. I would like to see permanent Insurance premium hikes on people that choose to remain unvaccinat...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Breastfeeds Cat on Delta Flight, Refuses to Put Cat Back in Bag.
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Woman Breastfeeds Cat on Delta Flight, Refuses to Put Cat Back in Bag.

So if her name was engorged galore, that would make her Cat's name?

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Breastfeeds Cat on Delta Flight, Refuses to Put Cat Back in Bag.
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Woman Breastfeeds Cat on Delta Flight, Refuses to Put Cat Back in Bag.

DocLightning wrote:
casinterest wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
Sounds like a cat-astrophic situation.



Just lap it up .


Think someone is trying to milk this for publicity?



I think Delta was abreast of the situation.

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Breastfeeds Cat on Delta Flight, Refuses to Put Cat Back in Bag.
Replies: 31
Views: 2823

Re: Woman Breastfeeds Cat on Delta Flight, Refuses to Put Cat Back in Bag.

DocLightning wrote:
Sounds like a cat-astrophic situation.



Just lap it up .

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2498

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

The tornado watch covered tens of millions of people over thousands of square miles. They are also not uncommon....you can't just evacuate everywhere inside of a tornado watch. No, but you can be aware. When Tornado's go live, most everyone's phones start going off now with alerts. The weather stat...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Change to Working Week in the United Arab Emirates
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Change to Working Week in the United Arab Emirates

Welcome to Corporate America UAE :) Since when did Corporate America introduce a 4,5 day work week? You have never seen how Friday's work in most corporate offices have you? Especially in the summer. Sure the official hours are 9-5, but most jet out by 1 or 2 if they can . Those that work longer us...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2498

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

Sure. According to the National Weather Service, the average warning they are able to give people in advance of a tornado is 9 minutes- https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/06/16/tornado-warning-system-has-come-long-way-but-could-better/5152104001/ They were put under watches. The thr...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3185

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

But, but settled law. The Court shouldn’t be a legislative body, but it has become one, unfortunately. Misinformed, I’d submit isn’t the correct term, maybe politically opposed. They are misinformed. They are the third branch of Government, Where the constitution is silent, they have to infer what ...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3185

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

Disagreeing with your position does not a misinformed Justice make. Millions disagree with the Roe decision doesn’t make the Burger court misinformed. No, The Burger court had a semi ethical bipartisan push. The current court is misinformed due to unethical senators ,such as McConnell ,combined wit...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3185

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

Yes, Chicago, where Federal judges let straw purchasers go with a slap on the wrist. https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/8/11/22620489/man-charged-straw-purchase-gun-kill-officer-ella-french-ordered-released BTW, I’ll go on record opposing both stupid laws, if Abbott wants to outlaw abortion pu...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2370

Re: Sandy Hook school mass killing 9 years ago

Until we deal with the deeper social culture as to guns in the USA, more horrible gun terror events like Sandy Hook will continue. Sadly since Sandy Hook, we have regressed in doing so. This is about exactly what I was going to say. There have been no advances in mental health screening, or in Gun ...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21276

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Here is the number of Asymptomatic cases. It gives a pretty good reason why when we find a case, it usually means there are a lot of unknown cases. 40% are Asymptomatic. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/12/14/covid-symptoms-40-coronavirus-cases-asymptomatic-study-finds/6495693001/ Mor...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?
Replies: 27
Views: 1898

Re: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?

Anyhow, let us know what you decide. 8-) Already decided, hours before I posted this. My decision is known only to the independent accounting firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers until the sealed envelopes are opened on the air. Perhaps you accidentally clicked on two orders? You may want to check your s...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Change to Working Week in the United Arab Emirates
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Change to Working Week in the United Arab Emirates

Welcome to Corporate America UAE :)

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2498

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

I don’t understand how in this day and age we get this much loss of life when we have such technology that gives us warnings that this weather is coming. I mean this catastrophic damage is rivaled only by nuclear blast damage. I sure hope these workplaces didn’t prevent their employees from seeking...

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by casinterest
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4011

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

We have some stunning new developments in the Legal fights. Mark Meadows, who was going to comply, but then didn't is now being charged with Contempt. However, prior to having a "Change" of heart. Meadows supplied over 9000 documents to Congress. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/13/us/poli...

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by casinterest
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4011

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

We have some stunning new developments in the Legal fights. Mark Meadows, who was going to comply, but then didn't is now being charged with Contempt. However, prior to having a "Change" of heart. Meadows supplied over 9000 documents to Congress. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/13/us/polit...

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by casinterest
Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

Re: End of an era at Fox News

I like Wallace. He's basically the antidote to the idiots like Hannity that sprew hate and the talking heads over at CNN There is really no point in watching any of them. You can actually read transcripts faster, and the online sources will record any notable sound bite for later calculation. Fox n...

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by casinterest
Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2498

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

Really interested in both of these analogies, do you have sources for the having only minutes of warning and the larger buildings are safer? I always thought the NWS was good at giving ample warnings and thought larger buildings would be more prone to damage just due to their size. Again, would lov...

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by casinterest
Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2498

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

I worry, that much like Joplin, many of those in Mayfield ignored the warnings. https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna44596753 "Honestly it was a bit of a disappointment that there were so many people who didn't move to shelter after the first warning," Stammer said. "The human side is the p...

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by casinterest
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

Re: End of an era at Fox News

As the article mentioned, streaming is the future. Cable is the past. I respectfully disagree, streaming may be growing in popularity but from 7-11PM people are on that couch watching TV. Most people are doing something other than watching liars on nightly opinionated shows where lies prevail. The ...

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by casinterest
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3185

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

Except, the law would apply to, "against anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or parts in the State of California." From the CNN link. You do realize these guns are used in a distinct minority of murders and ghost guns are, by definition, hard ...

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 12565

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Lamp

(covered both. sort of )

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

Re: End of an era at Fox News

Good to see, maybe he can return some legitimacy to a broken news agency. Not thinking that CNN is the one that is broken. https://theweek.com/fox-news/1007351/2-prominent-conservatives-quit-fox-news-over-tucker-carlsons-jan-6-incoherent When they joined Fox News in 2009, and for most of the next d...

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

Re: End of an era at Fox News

I imagine Wallace( who is 74) is looking for something new to define himself on, while at the same time giving CNN a notable name to drive viewership of a product that i myself doubt I will watch. Wow didn't know he was in his 70s. Or he can be semi retiring. It's plain to see CNN wanted his name b...

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

Re: End of an era at Fox News

Fox news journalist Chris Wallace is ending his contract at Fox and heading to CNN+. Brian Stelter was spiking the football day yesterday but what I don't get is they didn't even give him a spot in the regular line up? No offense but CNN+ seems like a step backward for Wallace. I also doubt he will...

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

Re: End of an era at Fox News

I was going to ask when Fox News was going to drop the "Fair and Balanced" tagline, but I see they already did that back in 2017. The new one, is Most Watched, Most Trusted. However if you apply that one, then you have to go with the Fox Lawyers viewpoint that those that trust their most ...

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3185

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

While I loathe both Texas' abortion law and our current Supreme Court of partisan hacks, it's difficult to believe that the best response to badly written, mean-spirited legislation is additional , equally badly-written, mean-spirited legislation. It is the best response in order to make the cult t...

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niagara Falls Suicide
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Niagara Falls Suicide

I am truly sorry you and your son had to witness this. You said it best. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. The issue for many people, is that they don't see a better way out, and there probably needs to be more awareness of people in troubling situations. Bad Breakups, Bad Grad...

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

We are in a temporary workers market, and that is going to destroy state and federal government budgets. Currently many state workers/teachers in the south are quitting at an alarming rate due to salary increases in the public sector. Taxes will have to be raised to pay for the services that are ne...

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3185

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

While I loathe both Texas' abortion law and our current Supreme Court of partisan hacks, it's difficult to believe that the best response to badly written, mean-spirited legislation is additional , equally badly-written, mean-spirited legislation. It is the best response in order to make the cult t...

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 363
Views: 12565

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Everest

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by casinterest
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

End of an era at Fox News

Fox news journalist Chris Wallace is ending his contract at Fox and heading to CNN+. This is an interesting turn, as it will undoubtedly put Fox under the lens while awaiting the replacement announcement. Chris Wallace was the face of credibility for the journalism side of Fox, and it will be intere...

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