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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 1529

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Bull

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1294

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Hate speech definitely is protected. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech_in_the_United_States#:~:text=In%20a%20Supreme%20Court%20case,basis%20of%20the%20speaker's%20viewpoint. Not when it is used with certain symbolism ,such as gross images or harmful behaviors. Much of what was seen all over...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1294

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Nope. It is very much relevant. 60 Minutes interviewed the former facebook employee as being a whistleblower. Thereby making it about somebody who.... "exposes information or activity within a private, public, or government organization that is deemed illegal, illicit, unsafe, fraud, or abuse ...

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 749

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The Movie version of Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption was rather awesome.


Ender's game totally blew it.

TC's the Sum of all Fears was horrible.

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1294

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

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

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by casinterest
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17391

Re: Texas abortion law

And we have an injunction: https://www.npr.org/2021/10/06/1040221171/a-u-s-judge-blocks-enforcement-of-texas-controversial-new-abortion-law U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman agreed in his 113-page ruling Wednesday night. "A person's right under the Constitution to choose to obtain an abortion p...

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by casinterest
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 154
Views: 9056

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Hopefully we are finally at the end of this pandemic. An optimist if ever I read one! I don't subscribe to pessimism as a cause but... with an awful lot of people in the rich countries sceptical of vaccination against this virus (and possibly just as many or more in poor countries with limited capa...

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by casinterest
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3030

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Oil and its products has made 2 similar runs - 2008 and 2014. It hasn't been this high since 2014. In those 2 runs , it went over $100 per bbl. Not sure where it will end up this time. But the demand for oil and gas is continuing to grow. In Europe, natural gas is selling for an equivalent of $195 ...

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by casinterest
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 154
Views: 9056

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Merck needed a win after going 0-3 on their first three attempts at getting into the COVID game. It'll be interesting to see what demand is really like for this. I wonder how it'll be identified, prescribed, and administered reliably in the time frame needed since I guess it needs to be started qui...

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by casinterest
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4282

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

It's also just an inaccurate take. Spending inevitably results in bids and vendor contracts - people conveniently forget the private sector actions many government programs. Then why doesn’t the government take 60%, 80%? Does government spend and invest in productive ways better than the private se...

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by casinterest
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4282

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

It’s varied from 15-18% of GDP, regardless of tax rates for most of the post-WWII era. And it it generally 16% now. Revenue for Feds was 16.4% of GDP in pre-COVID 2018 and spending was 20.2%. It’s spending that tells the tale because that’s how much of the economy the government is allocating to it...

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4282

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

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

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4282

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

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

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3030

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

I posted this a week ago, today's price in right column All Prices WTI CRUDE • 75.45 78.89 BRENT CRUDE 79.56 82.74 NATURAL GAS 5.427 6.17 HEATING OIL 2.306 2.49 China is buying cargoes left and right and OPEC isn't increasing production. Expect the airlines to address this when they release their 3...

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4282

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

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

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3030

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

You're talking about now versus later. Competent professional people can walk and chew gum at the same time - that's who is largely managing and dealing with these transitional challenges. Innovators in the green energy and engineering spheres are far more focused on solving problems and building P...

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by casinterest
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3030

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

In spite of what Greta thinks, the transition to a green economy will be painful for America. Someone buying a large truck, farm tractor, gasoline powered SUV, or 8 year old 737-900 is expecting to to run a least 10 more years. Biden who is pushing the green agenda has also asked OPEC to produce mo...

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by casinterest
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 84
Views: 3030

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Nice shots. California is the second largest consumer of fossil fuels in the US. And since this is airliners.net, leads the nation in jet fuel consumption too. I mention that not to say we should drill off shore California. But this State, our Country, and Europe struggles mightily with the transit...

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by casinterest
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 1529

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Discord

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by casinterest
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1294

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

The issue here is one we all know about. Misinformation spreads rapidly on Facebook amongst those that wish to consume it. This whistleblower is basically stating that Facebook is profiting off of that misinformation, much like a drug dealer does off of his clients. Sure this stuff is bad for everyo...

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by casinterest
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q4 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 1529

Re: Word Game Q4 2021

Diva

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4282

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 becau...

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14279

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

twitter

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by casinterest
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Have you been to DC? have you seen the poverty? these people you mention are the few powerful who control the federal government and make it what it is today. A giant wasteful administrative state that shouldn't have been. Everyone living in DC making that money aren't just people who come from Cal...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14279

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Membership

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

DC has tons of lawyers, politicians, and lobbyists along with government contractors stationed there to collect money. It is actually a city as well. So instead of comparing it to states. Compare it to cities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._cities_by_adjusted_per_capita_personal_income ...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Wrong metric, meant wage or salaries by State. DC tops it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_median_wage_and_mean_wage DC has tons of lawyers, politicians, and lobbyists along with government contractors stationed there to collect money. It is actually a city as w...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Maybe you missed this part. "The budget for DC includes Social Security, Medicare, and other retirement benefits, along with the Defense Spending " You mean the District itself? I guess I misinterpreted "DC". In the US we refer to DC as the fed government, or as a city. You can ...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

It is a capitalist country, but also its a Federal Republic. Concentrating power in just one place, goes completely against this being a Federal Republic. State capitals should decide what's best for their state, and how they will raise and spend their money. The Federal government's role should so...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Campaign finance is just one step, but removing all of this power DC has, would be what would reduce corruption in this country. Many of the wealthiest zip codes in this country are all in the DC area. That tells you something. Not sure where you got that information, but that statement is simply n...

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by casinterest
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

I think one of the biggest problems with the corruption in this country is how all power is concentrated in DC. Is more easy to corrupt a group of powerful politicians in one city, than go after 50 states individually. States interests and issues are all decided by DC. All of these social programs,...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

I think you are mistaking some things. Debt ceiling and government shutdown are two different things. The government shuts down if there is no budget funding government. That's another drama going on. If we don't fund it, yes it will shut down, albeit the military and such will continue. The debt c...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

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 casinterest
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

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 casinterest
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

Therefore, at a minimum any debt ceiling should be quoted as a percentage of GDP (which is what Europe is doing, i.e. the "Maastricht Criteria"). It needs to be something automatic. I am tired of this pointless drama every time the cap is hit. Just set it so it is out of the hands of hypo...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3461

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

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 wants to be the only ones to get elected. D...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14279

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

assignment

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58729674


New Beach front property for sale :).

Still is pretty cool to see mother nature at work.
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readytotaxi wrote:
The lava flow has entered the sea now bringing fears of toxic gases.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58729674


New Beach front property for sale :).

Still is pretty cool to see mother nature at work.

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3461

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

This - is what sanity and sound reasoning sounds like on this issue. This is what the previously existing system has always been. The new requirements are ways to continue to marginalize people that were the victims of bad laws 55-90 years ago. As a practical matter, I would still like our Texas me...

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by casinterest
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3461

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

The system where a voter identifies himself or herself is adequate, as long as the fraud rate is tracked and dealt with. This - is what sanity and sound reasoning sounds like on this issue. This is what the previously existing system has always been. The new requirements are ways to continue to mar...

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2021
Replies: 421
Views: 14279

Re: Word Game Q3 2021

Required

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 39
Views: 1794

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Here’s the dirty secret, that we intuitively know is not a secret, but the oil companies/distributors/gas stations don’t want you to “know”; gasoline is a commodity . So long as the gasoline meets the minimum standards for the octane rating posted, it will perform the same as the gasoline from the ...

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by casinterest
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13459

Re: Arizona Election Audit

I like this take on the farce in AZ by the Republican supporters there: https://newrepublic.com/article/163796/media-arizona-audit-bidens-victory Basically the results from the farce put on by Trumplican's and Cyber Ninjas are nothing. Prove nothing. Confirm nothing. Because there was nothing to pr...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13459

Re: Arizona Election Audit

I would not trust Democrats OR Republicans to conduct an election fairly. If they could steal an election, they would. Trust, but verify. This is the horror that Trumpo has given us. Because of the FACT that he and his followers do not believe facts and the myriad safeguards of our independent elec...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13459

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 casinterest
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 74
Views: 3461

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 casinterest
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13459

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 casinterest
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coffee & Pretzels
Replies: 190
Views: 42333

Re: Coffee & Pretzels

casinterest, SQ22, and anyone else stopping by, thanks for taking the time to look at my cartoons. I don't comment much, I try to let my comics do the talking, but I'm grateful for you all allowing me to share my work here. I realize that it's kind of unique and even a little nichey, but it's a fun...

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1378

Re: Favorite SSD

I got a new portable one to store off media . The USB-C speed and non moving parts makes these so much better than the old disk based storage.

I got the 1 TB T5 from Samsung. So nice.

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by casinterest
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13459

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 entruste...

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