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by MaverickM11
Fri May 06, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

My personal opinion is eventually abortion on demand up to the moment of birth won't be enough to satisfy the most militant pro choice advocates. Eventually they might demand a 24-72 hour cooling off period, similar to buyer's remorse laws when purchasing a new car. Tossing a newborn into a dumpste...

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by MaverickM11
Fri May 06, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Please show me how any American today cant get access to contraception, sex education, domestic abuse prevention, or planned parenthood? Any links you can find would be helpful. I am not saying we are prefect, but a quick internet search brings up a lot of sites for free to low cost birth control: ...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 05, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Another way you know conservatives don't give a toss about "life" is that we already know what is required to bring down abortion rates, whether it's access to contraception, sex education, quality healthcare, family planning services, and domestic abuse prevention. All things the GOP str...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 05, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 242
Views: 30181

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

787 program: disaster 737 Max: deadly disaster and PR nightmare 777X: rolling disaster Embraer deal: dead NMA: vaporware Stock price: down a third over the last year Unions: pwned--I guess? This DC move should fix it right up! Don’t forget it’s not just BCA. Starliner: issues. Free re-flight. Fixed...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 05, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 242
Views: 30181

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

787 program: disaster 737 Max: deadly disaster and PR nightmare 777X: rolling disaster Embraer deal: dead NMA: vaporware Stock price: down a third over the last year Unions: pwned--I guess? This DC move should fix it right up! Don’t forget it’s not just BCA. Starliner: issues. Free re-flight. Fixed...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 05, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 242
Views: 30181

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

787 program: disaster 737 Max: deadly disaster and PR nightmare 777X: rolling disaster Embraer deal: dead NMA: vaporware Stock price: down a third over the last year Unions: pwned--I guess? This DC move should fix it right up! Will moving to Seattle fix it? I’m sure you can guess Point being that H...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 05, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

My personal position is this - it would be nice to live in a society where abortion wan’t necessary. Until that day arrives (hint, it never will because people make mistakes), women should have the choice. The decision should be theirs, certainly not a decision for predominantly old white men and f...

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by MaverickM11
Thu May 05, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 242
Views: 30181

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

787 program: disaster
737 Max: deadly disaster and PR nightmare
777X: rolling disaster
Embraer deal: dead
NMA: vaporware
Stock price: down a third over the last year
Unions: pwned--I guess?

This DC move should fix it right up!

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 04, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

It didn’t take long, influential figures in conservative politics are already pushing for this upcoming Supreme Court precedent overturning abortion rights to be used to overturn the case making same sex marriage legal: https://twitter.com/NoLieWithBTC/status/1521912691824148482?s=20&t=htuFkcqI...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 04, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Republicans of course are making a big deal about who, how and why this draft opinion was leaked, not so much as to what it says. https://www.npr.org/2022/05/03/1096389328/senate-republicans-zero-in-on-the-abortion-decision-leak-not-its-impact I am quite sure that they are angry at Politico that br...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 04, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Well put. And I think you hit the key word - 'misery.' This will not stop abortions from happening. They will still occur, and the 12 year old rape victim in state X will need to travel to state Y to get an abortion so she isn't treated like a criminal in the GOP led state X for seeking said aborti...

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by MaverickM11
Wed May 04, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

To everyone, the key thing that everyone needs to know and accept is that abortions will not stop because of any ruling. They will continue. And with the interconnected world we now have it will not be all that hard for anyone that does want one to have one. The shame is the misery that it can caus...

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by MaverickM11
Tue May 03, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Ultimately, the middle no longer exists in the United States of America. The "middle" has been successfully turned into a dirty word, a liability, a character flaw... treachery. This is the unholy and perhaps accidental (perhaps not) cooperation between the two ideological fringes of poli...

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by MaverickM11
Tue May 03, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Possible scenario: The court is already in hot water over Clarence Thomas and his loony wife. One, if not two members could face Senate hearings in a more extreme scenario -- it has only happened once that a Justice be impeached, but it has happened. So somebody leaks it to back the other into a co...

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by MaverickM11
Tue May 03, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Mitch McConnell i more worried about the leak itself. I suspect it is due to the precarious nature this puts the primaries and donors into . https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/mitch-mcconnell/2022/05/03/mitch-mcconnell-slams-supreme-court-leak-draft-roe-v-wade-ruling/9627051002/ Se...

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by MaverickM11
Tue May 03, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Susan Collins has released a statement stating that Gosuch and Kavanaugh were apparently not honest in their discussions during confrimation. What !! No !! These Justices's opinion on Roe v. Wade have obviously "evolved" since taking office... After all, The Clintons "evolved" o...

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by MaverickM11
Tue May 03, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24341

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Because this country teeters on wanting to be a Christian Theocracy. However, when it does become one (or dangerously close to one), those "Christians" will unfortunately realize their "visions" of what this country "should" be is going to be restrictive on them, as we...

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by MaverickM11
Mon May 02, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 59
Views: 3332

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

The continued presence of the world's major investment banks says NYC is not gone. But whatevs. One thing the COVID era gave us is, yes, working from home. Many just did not want to continue living in a city which prohibited you from going to work, school and going out. And then you had the said in...

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by MaverickM11
Mon May 02, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Just because Republicans didn't like Kapernick and were vocal against him doesn't mean they disagreed with his right to day what he did. Bless your heart. This sentiment would require a level of self awareness that is non existent on the right. That is your biased view. There are idiots on the left...

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by MaverickM11
Mon May 02, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2907

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

Not nearly as despicable as allowing everyone to enter this country illegally with no questions asked simply because 7 out of 10 them will vote for you. It's sick actually. Homer Simpson's mental image of the circus bear as ballet immediately comes to mind... Can illegal immigrants vote? Only in th...

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by MaverickM11
Mon May 02, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 59
Views: 3332

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

I love how the anti gun crowd is making this a gun issue. People are being punched, stabbed pushed in front of trains. NYC is gone. It isn't coming back. It's not the gun laws. Maybe start with not just letting violent criminals back on the street after arrest. The continued presence of the world's...

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by MaverickM11
Mon May 02, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 59
Views: 3332

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

I love how the anti gun crowd is making this a gun issue. People are being punched, stabbed pushed in front of trains. NYC is gone. It isn't coming back. It's not the gun laws. Maybe start with not just letting violent criminals back on the street after arrest. The continued presence of the world's...

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by MaverickM11
Mon May 02, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Ben Shapiro got an AP journalist sacked because she expressed support for the Palestinian cause. Republicans had a pants wet when Colin Kapernick kneeled. Don’t tell be the right is pro “free speech” Just because Republicans didn't like Kapernick and were vocal against him doesn't mean they disagre...

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by MaverickM11
Mon May 02, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Ben Shapiro got an AP journalist sacked because she expressed support for the Palestinian cause. Republicans had a pants wet when Colin Kapernick kneeled. Don’t tell be the right is pro “free speech” Just because Republicans didn't like Kapernick and were vocal against him doesn't mean they disagre...

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by MaverickM11
Mon May 02, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2907

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

When your despicable plan is discovered. https://mobile.twitter.com/Acyn/status/1519712052247359489 Not nearly as despicable as allowing everyone to enter this country illegally with no questions asked simply because 7 out of 10 them will vote for you. It's sick actually. If you didn't make things ...

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by MaverickM11
Sun May 01, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2907

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

The US has an immense amount of affordable housing. But people refuse to follow the laws and work, instead harassing taxpayers in top desirability areas, as they indulge in crack and fentanyl. It's not an affordable housing problem. There is plenty of that. It's primarily a drug use and illegal beh...

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by MaverickM11
Sun May 01, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2907

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

As was just pointed out, immigration always gets worse in an election year. This is the exact same thing that has been happening for decades. Republicans don't like the Democratic plans because "open borders" or something that is not even remotely true and Democrats don't like Republican ...

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by MaverickM11
Sun May 01, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Your attitude of "they *are* homophobes" is contributing to the problem almost as much as the real homophobes. Let me put this in terms we can all agree with. Suppose we go back to 1930s Germany. I am devastated with the economic ruin of the country and the government says they have a job...

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by MaverickM11
Sun May 01, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore
Replies: 59
Views: 3332

Re: New Yorkers don't feel safe at home anymore

Where do Americans feel safe? 20M guns flooding the country every year tells me there isn't a safe place anywhere in this joint. In the league of advanced nations we've always been the deadliest by a wide margin. It doesn't matter who the President is. It's how we roll and it'll never change. The o...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Apr 30, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2907

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

So before calling someone else foolish I'd learn a bit more about the topic. Aircraft and UAV's are one of Border Patrols greatest's assets at patrolling the border. Never said they weren't. Just not impressed by senators of both parties continuing to parade their idiocy unabated on a variety of to...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 11923

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

An interesting phenomenon has occurred since Mr. Musk's bid was accepted. If Twitter has nothing to hide and there was no intentional manipulation going on behind the scenes at Twitter, then what is the explanation for this? Disposing of evidence before the new boss takes over, perhaps? Twitter Is ...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do Russians think of Putin now?
Replies: 18
Views: 2389

Re: What do Russians think of Putin now?

Paging Edward Snowden: please pick up the nearest white courtesy phone

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by MaverickM11
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 2907

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

Rest assured Abbott is doing everything in his power to stunt and make everything worse. What did Greg Abbott’s border inspections turn up? Oil leaks, flat tires and zero drugs https://www.texastribune.org/2022/04/21/greg-abbott-texas-border-inspections/ Texas Governor’s Border Slowdown Cost $4 Bill...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 11923

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Don't understand. Many on the left already don't care about any of that. As a matter of fact many like all of that. And as for advertising revenue, that's for the owner of Twitter to be concerned. As for admission fee. Don't see many people claiming the same when we have to pay a monthly fee to sub...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15378

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

hivue wrote:
zeke wrote:
A cigarette when exposed to 100% oxygen will burn, and it will quickly ignite anything nearby


Correct. Which is why it's strange that the BEA says that the cigarette ignited the O2.

Why would anything be 100% O2?

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by MaverickM11
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 11923

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Musk is doing this for the money. Likely he will relocate the Executive HQ and many operations to no state income tax and rich persons paradise of Texas. Many employees will get cuts in pay, benefits and perks. Likely the only censorship will be to comply with the laws of the various countries Twit...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 11923

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

I'd ask you and Max Boot the same question...what is the difference between "censorship" and "content moderation?" Private ownership vs public mandate would be the simplest way I view that. Private entities are free to moderate their platforms in whatever way they choose. Censor...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Didn't you get the memo? It's okay to stereotype and call all Republicans racist. LOL "Please ignore our cross country purges of all non white books, our armada of confederate flags, our banning of teaching black history, and regular whinging about white replacement theory--it has nothing to d...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Nor is using out of context videos to smear an entire group as pedophiles new--which mind you isn't even the first time conservatives have painted all LGBTQ/blacks/Muslims/whatever-republicans-are-afraid-of-today-people as threats to children. I'm old enough to have lived through y'all doing it at ...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Nor is using out of context videos to smear an entire group as pedophiles new--which mind you isn't even the first time conservatives have painted all LGBTQ/blacks/Muslims/whatever-republicans-are-afraid-of-today-people as threats to children. I'm old enough to have lived through y'all doing it at ...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

luckyone wrote:
By that time Disney will likely have prevailed in court — even Miss Obsequiousness 2020 Jenna Ellis has said that.

That had to be the unexpected voice of reason of the century.

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by MaverickM11
Sun Apr 24, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

From this virulently anti LGBTQ website we have plenty of examples of anti LGBTQ propaganda. "Next we'll turn to our Nazi friends who will tell us about all the Jewish conspiracies we should also be afraid of" -Fox News, probably What a surprise. :roll: Do you mean the one that hired Cait...

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by MaverickM11
Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2421

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

South Carolina just instituted the firing squad option last year, giving condemned inmates the choice between that and electrocution, prompted by an inability to procure lethal injection drugs. https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2022-04-23/explainer-how-south-carolina-execution-firing-squad-wo...

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by MaverickM11
Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Second, the "Don't Say Gay" bill is addressing a problem that never existed. Literally no teacher anywhere was teaching K-3 students about sex or sexual orientation. Even though teachers are not nor have ever taught children that young about sex and gender, I think we can all agree on tha...

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by MaverickM11
Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7111

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

Not to be outdone, here is TX, firing a lesbian teacher over...rainbow stickers. Not to be confused with the black principal in nearby Southlake who was fired for...speaking about BLM and having a white wife. Also not to be confused with TX hunting down trans kids for decisions made between their fa...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 2930

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

Not really. I know many, many conservatives who are first responders, for example. Hard to say someone doesn't care about human lives if they literally risk theirs to save others. The leaders they vote for make it crystal clear they in fact, do not That's pretty unfair and patently false. Name one ...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 2930

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

Why would anyone read beyond your first sentence: "Conservatives do not care about human lives whatsoever" Any rational person should stop reading right there. Because after experiencing this pandemic, multiple pointless wars, and watching conservatives' total indifference to drugs/guns/h...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 2930

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

There does seem to be a massive degree of American exceptionalism going on as well. I agree that it is difficult from afar to understand the apparent greater value placed on symbolism over actual human lives. Conservatives do not care about human lives whatsoever. I believe it's part of the reason ...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 2930

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

Yeah, nah. The rest of the developed world sees the US attitude to the gun homicides as insane, and the lack of will to change even less understandable. Probably because it is hard to understand the issue from afar. There does seem to be a massive degree of American exceptionalism going on as well....

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by MaverickM11
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN+ will shut down at the end of April
Replies: 19
Views: 1490

Re: CNN+ will shut down at the end of April

Fox news *IS* mainstream media, if not the most mainstream media. They brag about it 24/7. It's why y'all are still scarfing down horse paste in spite of dying from it by a factor of 2 to 1. Definitely-not-an-echo-chamber :rotfl: Most popular and successful does not make it mainstream. LOL ok sure ...

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