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by seb146
Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18505

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Brown will rule based on the Constitution and not her own personal moral code backed by a fantasy book. She will put Americans first, not a few extremists. Oh please the only Justice that has been ruling without being extreme is Roberts who was nominated by a Republican. Let me know when a Liberal ...

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by seb146
Sun Mar 27, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18505

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Can you honestly say this person lacks the judgment or temperament for SCOTUS? Never said that in fact I have said she should be confirmed. She is basically another RBG type very liberal and that is way it goes when a Dem President is in office etc. I just took issue with some of the things she sai...

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by seb146
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

I honestly don't know why I even try. This board is such an echo chamber and anyone with a descending opinion. Or point of view is quickly attacked. Sure, all conservatives want to erase the LGBTQ+ community. If you don't see the idiocy in that statement, you sir are out of touch. Dueces Name one c...

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by seb146
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

+1 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk The "left" gave him the ammunition by simply existing. Conservatives have been trying to erase the LGBTQ community forever and this is just a new avenue for them to try generations old tactics. She's also lost several races--what does the governor decla...

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by seb146
Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Ifs/ands/buts are well beyond the basic biological reality. And nobody was talking about cancers that affect both sexes, that's completely immaterial to the discussion. As you may remember, the discussion is about differences in cardiovascular capacity and therefore athletic ability for swimmers. T...

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by seb146
Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

And the science still firmly states biology is fixed, it does not change if you change your gender. Transwomen do no need pap smear tests they need there prostate checked, that will never change. Are you absolutely sure about that? https://blog.apicha.org/what-to-know-about-hpv-cervical-cancer-bein...

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by seb146
Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

How is education going to help female athletes compete against biological men? Because that's the topic of this thread. If LBGT activists want to be taken seriously then they should just concede that this is a problem that needs to be fixed. When a person is on hormone replacement, they are taking ...

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by seb146
Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

We've redefined gender in my short lifetime. We mind as well redefine biology. We have redefined biology based on science, not gender based on science. And the science still firmly states biology is fixed, it does not change if you change your gender. Transwomen do no need pap smear tests they need...

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by seb146
Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

I don’t think anyone is suggesting someone can’t live their life how they choose is missing the point. I can’t life my life as a billionaire because I am not one, if you your sex is male you shouldn’t be able to compete as female sex, because you aren’t. Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk The un...

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by seb146
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

The whole thing is pretty dumb. I don’t find gender relevant for most things in life. At my work, it is irrelevant. School, also irrelevant. If people want to negate the definition of women’s sports, go for it. A man can jump farther than a woman, so we can just bring women’s long jump to a conclus...

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by seb146
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

drew777 wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:

where biology matters and not gender.


We've redefined gender in my short lifetime. We mind as well redefine biology.


We have redefined biology based on science, not gender based on science.

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by seb146
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4456

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

Switching time zones to 30 minute differences would be much more of a headache. I think carving out a fifth time zone from Mountain and Central would be a better idea. That's unnecessary, and it would likely be UTC-6:30 so it would still be a :30 timezone. Fitting that "new" timezone betw...

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by seb146
Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4456

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

Apparently most Senators didn't even realize this was coming up. If a Senator ever complains that they don't know what UC is or are "unaware" that a bill is being passed in such a manner, they deserved to be removed. People get fired over "oversights" that end up affecting many ...

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by seb146
Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Status of Russian Economy
Replies: 82
Views: 10079

Re: Imminent collapse of the Russian economy

As a side note, any idea how many Russians stuck aboard with worthless money/credit cards? Some Russians are on holiday through tour companies but, because of sanctions, their flights were cancelled. Some flights are "humanitarian" while other tourists are being booked through a third cou...

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by seb146
Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Again: the "problem" that needs to be fixed is education. No, that is not the problem that this thread is about. The problem that this thread is about is that female sports is being ruined by letting transgender men compete as women. Right. Education. It is not simply putting on a bikini ...

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by seb146
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14021

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

I have a technical question: When the invasion started, Elon Musk "turned on Starlink" and Ukraine had internet. I wonder: can the average Russian near Starlink also get that access? What about Russians in, say, Kaliningrad or St. Petersburg or any border areas? Can they connect and get i...

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by seb146
Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Why bother who the proponent is if the issue is legitimate? I don't know what the short term fix is, but the long term fix is education, which some people simply do not want. How is education going to help female athletes competing against biological men? Because that's the topic of this thread. If...

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by seb146
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14021

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

I have a technical question: When the invasion started, Elon Musk "turned on Starlink" and Ukraine had internet. I wonder: can the average Russian near Starlink also get that access? What about Russians in, say, Kaliningrad or St. Petersburg or any border areas? Can they connect and get in...

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by seb146
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7152

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

And though I think you are mainly right here, the other problem I have with this issue is... Trans athletes are something that Republican state legislatures really want us to care about, but let's look at the list of other things Republican state legislatures really want us to care about: -Voter fr...

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by seb146
Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Status of Russian Economy
Replies: 82
Views: 10079

Re: Imminent collapse of the Russian economy

Putin is not stupid. Dont y'all think his team has worked out the figures before launching the invasion? Their huge pile of reserves will keep them going for atleast 3 years even without the significant revenues accruing from sale of weapons, oil and rare earths. They also have a large local market...

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by seb146
Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4456

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

We in Oregon decided on something more complicated because Oregon https://oregoncapitalchronicle.com/briefs/three-years-after-oregon-voted-for-permanent-daylight-saving-time-federal-bill-could-end-clock-changes/#:~:text=A%202019%20Oregon%20law%20would,has%20been%20slow%20to%20act. Malheur County, in...

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by seb146
Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 92
Views: 5983

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

I think you have heard of Dua Lipa and Lil Nas X but just don't want to acknowledge there are people who work and not just take the easy way out. Nope, never heard of them. I'm 62 and mainly interested in classic rock. I'm 57 and only really know of them beacuse I have teenaged kids, one of whom is...

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by seb146
Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 92
Views: 5983

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

Think Lil Nas X or Dua Lipa . Never heard of them. As to the two terms being different, many people want both. Perfect example is Angelina Jolie. She was famous for her movie work but when things got a little slow, she talked about kissing her brother, just to get the spotlight back on her. So they...

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by seb146
Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 509
Views: 29790

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

POTUS has nailed the current Gas Price issue. Turning the screws on the industry now. https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1504073842871963653 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FN-LMExWUAA-uzC?format=png&name=small . Literally 4 days? This is electioneering garbage at its finest. The Kremlin would be pro...

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by seb146
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 92
Views: 5983

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

Why do YOU think he did it? I gave my opinion. What's yours? That was the trial judge's opinion, by the way. Attention. Not to be famous, but probably to impress someone or a group of someones. Perhaps he was laser focused on the outcome and only one path that could take him there very quickly? Now...

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by seb146
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4456

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

Everyone hates switching times. Finally something every American can agree on!

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by seb146
Tue Mar 15, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 92
Views: 5983

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

Is a want for more fame a mental illness? It seems that's what he really did it for. Is that really why he did it, though? "want for more fame"? Are you absolutely certain that is why he did it while, at the same time, claiming not to be suicidal? Kanye has mental health issues. He is not...

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by seb146
Tue Mar 15, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 509
Views: 29790

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

As far as penetration of EV vehicles is concerned, I think many people are right. Europe and China for e.g. would have full penetration (i.a. 100% EV) probably by 2025. The rest of the world however is subject to how much they spend on creating charging infrastructure in each country. The most inte...

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by seb146
Tue Mar 15, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 92
Views: 5983

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

Is a want for more fame a mental illness? It seems that's what he really did it for. Is that really why he did it, though? "want for more fame"? Are you absolutely certain that is why he did it while, at the same time, claiming not to be suicidal? Kanye has mental health issues. He is not...

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by seb146
Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 92
Views: 5983

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

Some people don't want to be treated for their mental health issues. They may think they are fine. I do agree this was the wrong time and place to play victim because certain groups will point to what he did and try to tell everyone this is how "they" all are. He doesn't have any mental i...

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by seb146
Mon Mar 14, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 92
Views: 5983

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

He will only do 75 days, the "I am not suicidal" thing was orchestrated as a way to attack law enforcement and say he was going to get hurt in jail. It's more denial that a liberal town actually handed down a proper sentence. He is a huge narcissist though you are right. I also think he w...

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by seb146
Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 March Madness NCAA Tournament Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: 2022 March Madness NCAA Tournament Thread

I usually follow college basketball but, this year, I completely forgot. Nice to see my Jayhawks as a one seed. At the end of the day, I don't care who wins, as long as it is not Gonzaga! I have hated them since the 1980s.

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by seb146
Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 509
Views: 29790

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Some people are talking about a "gas tax holiday". I think that is a terrible idea because oil companies are not obligated to lower prices when that $.50 per gallon (or whatever it is in your area) is taken out. Do you honestly believe that, out of the goodness of their hearts, oil compani...

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by seb146
Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up
Replies: 29
Views: 2161

Re: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up

The ultra rich are ultra rich because they know how to rake in money, not put it out. None of this will ever happen unless they can get it back. Like the "middle class" people who refuse to give change to a panhandler because "s/he will just use it for drugs" the ultra rich will...

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by seb146
Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Accomplices of Carlos Ghosn Seeking to Transfer Out of Japanese Prison
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: American Accomplices of Carlos Ghosn Seeking to Transfer Out of Japanese Prison

If a crime is committed in Japan against Japanese law, shouldn't they serve time under Japanese law and not American or German or (insert country here) law?

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by seb146
Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 50
Views: 3526

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

When I was bullied in junior high and high school, I noticed adults who were too muddled through until they could get to a point where they could get to a better place. This too shall pass. I knew this would pass, so I just kept my head down and muddled through. Just like in school. I would not chan...

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by seb146
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up
Replies: 29
Views: 2161

Re: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up

The truth is that average people are already financing all of this, via inflation. This is why many of you cannot afford to buy a house or a new car anymore. Because the value of the dollar has declined, because your dollar has already been spent by the government to “help people.” Which means the ...

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by seb146
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 509
Views: 29790

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

40K is a quite a bit of change for a good chunk of the US. They are purchasing cars in the 20's. Many fossil fuel cars are over $30K anyway. Yes, but those are not what a large chunk of Americans can afford. You are missing the point that a lot of America cant afford the investment into a brand new...

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by seb146
Fri Mar 11, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up
Replies: 29
Views: 2161

Re: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up

The truth is that average people are already financing all of this, via inflation. This is why many of you cannot afford to buy a house or a new car anymore. Because the value of the dollar has declined, because your dollar has already been spent by the government to “help people.” Which means the ...

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by seb146
Fri Mar 11, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 509
Views: 29790

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

EV owners were probably already financially well off and the increase of the price of gas is just an annoyance. EVs have not been cheap to buy in years past. The leaf isn;t that bad, and there are new entrants coming. The new Tesla Truck is supposed to have a 40K price tag. (that may change with th...

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by seb146
Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up
Replies: 29
Views: 2161

Re: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up

The ultra rich are ultra rich because they know how to rake in money, not put it out. None of this will ever happen unless they can get it back. Like the "middle class" people who refuse to give change to a panhandler because "s/he will just use it for drugs" the ultra rich will ...

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by seb146
Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 509
Views: 29790

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Fossil fuel is finite. There is just so much of it. It will run out. Then what? If you think things are bad now, just wait until the tap runs dry! Compare the number of gas stations vs EV recharging stations and for now, many will opt for conventional fuel. Why? Because not everyone has the means t...

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by seb146
Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 509
Views: 29790

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

EV owners are laughing all the way to the bank right now. Using solar charging stations to top off their batteries.

Fossil fuel is finite. There is just so much of it. It will run out. Then what? If you think things are bad now, just wait until the tap runs dry!

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by seb146
Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ernest Shackelton's Expedition Ship, The Endurance, Has Been Found After 107 Years
Replies: 12
Views: 1315

Re: Ernest Shackelton's Expedition Ship, The Endurance, Has Been Found After 107 Years

This gives me hope for finding MH370. It is interesting this ship has been perfectly preserved. What kind of life lives at that depth they will not feed on this? It raises a whole slew of scientific questions. I am not phrasing this right but, as I understand it, when whales die, they lose ballast a...

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by seb146
Wed Mar 09, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18505

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

, but not a care about the precompiled white list for Trump? Those justices were chosen for their conservatism not their skin color. How often do we hear about "liberals legislating from the bench" as to why we can never ever allow Democrats to seat judges and justices? Now this is posted...

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by seb146
Wed Mar 09, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 509
Views: 29790

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I've been pro drilling since I worked for BP. You can see from my posts that I've been very pro-oil and chastised the posters who felt that all drilling should stop. I was driving in 1973 and remember the gas lines. But I'm also pretty frugal (all LED lighting, hi efficiency appliances and a Ford F...

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by seb146
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18505

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

No, those would be what Trump did. This was about trying to get a court that represents The USA for what it is. No it wasn't it was payback for the black caucus rallying SC to save Biden in the Primary which he was floundering. Why didn't Obama nominate a black woman instead of a white woman and ma...

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by seb146
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Area Transit System and 3rd Avenue
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Seattle Area Transit System and 3rd Avenue

The new mayor announced a couple days ago that for the time being arrests and enforcement are going to proceed services. Just about everyone except a commie* or two on the Seattle City Counsel agree that the streets, parks, and sidewalks need to be taken back. About time. Wife and I have taken to d...

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by seb146
Mon Mar 07, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14021

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

Well, at least one Russian tycoon has had enough… https://www.newsweek.com/wanted-dead-alive-russian-tycoon-puts-1m-bounty-putins-head-1684337 The question is: with Russia closing access to western social media, arresting protesters and ramping up domestic misinformation, how many workaday Russians...

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by seb146
Mon Mar 07, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 509
Views: 29790

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Oil has never been near $200/bbl. During peak fracking, oil was high and gas cheap as there was no easy way to move it onto ships. Now there are ships to export it. With Russia tension, losing a large supplier drove up gas prices relative to oil. Lightsaber That still makes zero sense. Oil prices w...

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