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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

If I were you, I'd be much less choosy about aircraft type (the 77W is incredibly well built) and more concerned with quality of the carrier (training, procedures, number of incidents etc) you book with.

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 73
Views: 2782

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

I'm certainly glad such contentious issues can be discussed with nuance and in non-reductionist terms. I would not call it reductionist to say there are some who wrap themselves in the flag to mask whatever insecurity and call anyone who doesn’t do so unpatriotic. We just had someone like that in t...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 73
Views: 2782

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

Where do you come up with this bullshit that she hates our country? I'm sick of right wing extremists in this country who believe that America is God's instrument in this world, and that America can do no wrong calling anyone who criticizes some of the injustices in the United States has done a hat...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 73
Views: 2782

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

No. We shouldn't. Their country, their rules. How would you react if Russian came here and told us how to deal with criminals? Oh wait - you're a liberal and hate America so you'd be okay with it. She's just lucky she didn't do it in a country where drug charges carry capital punishment. She is an ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 73
Views: 2782

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

We SHOULD be outraged an American has been arrested and charged under sketchy circumstances. But some of us are not. In fact, some of us are saying she should stay. For providing for her family. No. We shouldn't. Their country, their rules. How would you react if Russian came here and told us how t...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 73
Views: 2782

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

The Biden administration lied about her being wrongfully held. Marijuana is still illegal by US federal law. I would have to believe the US CBP enforces those laws with zeal at major US points of entry. Will somebody please save these people from themselves. The contradictions between state and fed...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 73
Views: 2782

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

I think it’s outrageous that she’s in prison for these charges just as I think it’s an outrage that countless others are languishing in American prisons for equally minor marijuana charges. It would be ridiculous to me however that we’d bend over backwards spring her from prison in Russia without t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 73
Views: 2782

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

She took a second job to support her family. Isn't that what we are supposed to do? Don't make enough money? Get another job! She did. As far as the cannisters, how many times have you packed a bag for a long weekend upstate, got to your hotel and found something in one of the side pockets you forg...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Boeing 747 damaged at Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 4228

Re: Korean Air Boeing 747 damaged at Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport

Amused that the aviation website in the OP included a picture of a 744 in an article that already has pictures of the incident 748F aircraft...go figure.

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Things will not change because fundamentally populated places in the US are car-centric by design. It is just a necessity to drive unless you live in a handful of places with options. Thats kind of what I was getting at with the zoning comment. In the US, most people live in residential zones, whic...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Where I live, we have always had a very high uptake in public transit and a lot of people ride their bikes here - but our love of the personal car hasn't changed much either - our traffic today, despite the highest fuel costs in North America, is worse today than it was pre-pandemic, but a lot of t...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 81
Views: 4878

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

The 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration had set the conditions under which Hong Kong was to be transferred, with China agreeing to maintain existing structures of government and economy under a principle of "one country, two systems" for a period of 50 years. - Wiki Did China keep to the ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 52
Views: 1999

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

scottyraven wrote:
NetJets would be my new favorite airline.


With $700m or so after taxes, you could more than afford your own Citation X or Global X and support system to operate/fly it.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

Wow, this is positively craven. Amid a recent flurry of criticism from 9/11 families about a Saudi-backed LIV golf event at one of his clubs, Trump was asked today how he responds to criticism about being in business with the Saudis. For background there have been protests planned and the families ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

It's common for conspiracy theorists to believe in multiple conspiracies. It's rare to find someone who believes in just one. Very similar to an addiction in that way. Trump probably believes in many others besides election fraud and 9/11. Not a conspiracy but Trump also believes that he's a succes...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Re: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

Golf has to be the most inane, boring "sport" invented. A perfect pastime for old white guys to waste their dwindling days driving little carts around courses that could be better used as dog parks or people parks. Golf ranks right up there with American and European football and baseball...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1565

Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

Wow, this is positively craven. Amid a recent flurry of criticism from 9/11 families about a Saudi-backed LIV golf event at one of his clubs, Trump was asked today how he responds to criticism about being in business with the Saudis. For background there have been protests planned and the families h...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms
Replies: 32
Views: 1920

Re: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms

As his manager I’d be asking him to bring in his bible next time he’s rostered on. Ask him in a polite manner to open it and find the passage where it states he shall not sell condoms. After a second or two I’d ask him to please sign this letter stating he’s been properly counselled on store policy...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms
Replies: 32
Views: 1920

Re: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms

Reasonable accommodation needs to be granted by employers for religious influences on someone's person - dress, hair, Sunday off, conduct, etc. This does not extend to situations that would cause undue hardship or expense for the employer. If, for example, this individual were the only clerk on staf...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3167

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

voters in smaller states get an amplified say over legislation. There is no good reasons to undemocratically amplify their Presidiential votes as well via the EC. If you feel this is unfair, write your Congressmen and tell them to propose an amendment to do away with Article II, Section 1, Clause 2...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 492
Views: 22966

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

I don't think the Secret Service is lying in their explanation of what happened. And you also believe that Rose Mary Woods' knee accidentally hit the erase button and created the 18 minute gap in Nixon's Watergate tape? Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explai...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 492
Views: 22966

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Look at what happened in Arizona. An American Citizen testified in front of the January 6 committee. https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/20/politics/rusty-bowers-censure-arizona-republican-party-jan-6/index.html Bowers, a lifelong Republican and the speaker of the Arizona state House, detailed in blunt ter...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to shed 3,000 employees
Replies: 9
Views: 3818

Re: JAL to shed 3,000 employees

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
It's interesting how NH & JL have overstaffing issues, when other airlines are facing massive, disruptive shortages!


More a reflection of employment practices in Japan than other airlines' situations.

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 20, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5560

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Hang your laundry to dry. Simple stuff. This is the biggest hypocrisy of this whole climate change thing: Stop driving your car, buy an EV, do your part - but cities and communities here continue to maintain bylaws that forbid one from hanging their laundry outside because is "unsightly" ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5669

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Emotion generally has no place in discussion of scientific research outcomes and fundamentally the problem here is arrogant presumption that laymen like you and me are qualified to question experts. We are not. Experts question each other and test theories until they evolve to reveal facts - that's...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unborn and HOV lanes
Replies: 37
Views: 2440

Re: Unborn and HOV lanes

Luckily, in my current metropolis where there are 158 rail lines and 2900+ mi of track, this entire conversation is not necessary.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 19, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5669

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Fauci-“wear masks to help slow the spread!” People-“you can’t make us! We’re free from your medical tyranny” People-“I still got sick and covid spread while not following the basic guidance provided, clearly these experts know nothing” Let me add Fauci's comments on masks: “ There’s no reason to be...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5669

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"Natural immunity" killed millions of people and completely overwhelmed the healthcare system. Source? No scientist will tell you that possessing natural immunity will kill anyone. It's actually a good thing, not a bad thing. It is a good thing if you happen to survive COVID...many millio...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5669

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

The whole point is to attack a man representing the real science. The man writing the book rejects the science and is pushing and agenda. The books is nothing but a scam. There is nothing to read in it. A man who ignores natural immunity for over a year for a virus many people already had and only ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5669

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Haven't been misled by no one. This is my own personal experience, family and friends. Don't need to see or hear something to actually know that we all are living through it. Had taken the shots, had COVID, saw all government and scientific actions and know by a lot how wrong all of them were on ma...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 18, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5669

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

What I think is, going forward it isn't the government's job to force any vaccine on anyone or make those who don't want to put the vaccine in a certain category of citizens, as it has been done during this pandemic. This should be up to the individual and their doctor. Its like another contentious...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 18, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5669

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

True, however the problem lies on the fact that big pharma, and the government force citizens to take vaccines. And when the government becomes a multi-billion client of these pharmaceuticals. That's a huge problem. My biggest issue is how both big pharma and big government colluded into forcing 'v...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5669

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

As far as Kennedy's environmental work, I have no issue with any of that and give him full credit for it. But his other work on autism, vaccines, COVID, and by implication Fauci, has no merit and has been discredited by the scientific community. That is simple fact. The scientific community is not ...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Replies: 127
Views: 5669

Re: "The Real Anthony Fauci" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

RFK2 is an anti-vaxxer. You don't suppose he's slightly biased. In books like this, you have to not just look at who is referenced, but who isn't. Everyone has an agenda. There's nothing wrong with the government pairing with private pharma. Some things are incredibly expensive to research and deve...

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 09, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Tony Sirico aka Paulie Walnuts
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: RIP Tony Sirico aka Paulie Walnuts

This guy gave me so many laughs as Paulie - such a flawed and hilarious character. And he was a class act to work with according to all who knew him.

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by Aaron747
Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Backing Out of Twitter Deal
Replies: 44
Views: 2519

Re: Elon Musk Backing Out of Twitter Deal

This is going to be humorous. They got him to man up and sign a contract giving them 44 billion dollars. Money that he has! Money that is under contract, to them! Lawyers are salivating on both sides. A wing of a law school will be built thanks to this one. Elon is kinda smart, but 44 billion attra...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Backing Out of Twitter Deal
Replies: 44
Views: 2519

Re: Elon Musk Backing Out of Twitter Deal

This is pure fodder for comedians - now that it’s coming out this guy has fathered 10 kids and still going (twins with an exec at one of his companies last year), cue the child support jokes.

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe fatally shot
Replies: 30
Views: 2513

Re: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe fatally shot

The fact that Japan has so little gun violence means that his security team was not prepared for this. BS. A security team should be ready for anything. They are trained to be ready for the unexpected. The homemade "firearm" wasn't exactly small and concealble. Japan does not have a recen...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe fatally shot
Replies: 30
Views: 2513

Re: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe fatally shot

There seems to be no motive disclosed so far as to this assassination of Mr. Abe. Japan's justice system is very harsh and the detained alleged assistant could get the death penalty Yes, Japan still has the death penalty, done by hanging, several are done every year - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe fatally shot
Replies: 30
Views: 2513

Re: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe shot

Very rare event here. There was a successful shooting assassination of the then-PM in the early 1930s.

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by Aaron747
Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Caan has passed away.
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: James Caan has passed away.

Loved him most in 'Misery' as the very unlucky Paul Sheldon. I thought that role allowed him to show some things far outside of type, like his earlier work in Brian's Song. It was always a point of pride at my Hebrew school that Jimmy Caan, onscreen Italian tough guy, was just a Jewish kid from Quee...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3841

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

We elect representatives and Senators to do something, other than all the rest of noise they do that doesn't actually do nothing for the people who sent them there. Its up to Congress to actually legislate and pass the laws that the people need. Not un-elected bureaucrats or judges. This is another...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3841

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

The court is there to interpret the law, not try to discern anyone’s “best interests”. Congreve thru elected and accountable to the electorate are there to determine the nation’s best interest. I guess the role of elected representatives has just been cast aside as unworkable. RIP Democracy. Oh FFS...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3841

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

The court is there to interpret the law, not try to discern anyone’s “best interests”. Congreve thru elected and accountable to the electorate are there to determine the nation’s best interest. I guess the role of elected representatives has just been cast aside as unworkable. RIP Democracy. Oh FFS...

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by Aaron747
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3841

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

This ruling revolves around Congress' original intent in defining the standard of Best System of Emission Reduction (BSER), to be used by the EPA in regulating pollutant output by power plants. As originally written, the intent was to evaluate an individual plant's achievable pollutant reduction, a...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter
Replies: 32
Views: 1763

Re: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter

I think Biden will be pressured not to run again. I'm already afraid after the Dems screwed this up so badly Trump will back in 2024. Biden shouldn't run, regardless. He'll be way too old at the time. The problem is that until he states that he won't run, no other candidates can make themselves kno...

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by Aaron747
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1084
Views: 47974

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

Let's go down the road a bit and imagine a worst case scenario; the conservative SC follows through on Thomas's "threat"; gay marriage goes and there are limits to contraception and various other rights. Red states will introduce legislation to dissolve gay marriages, in much the same way...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 492
Views: 22966

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Looks like we will find out soon. The Secret Service will release a public statement addressing the allegations, and will fully cooperate with the Jan 6 committee. "The United States Secret Service has been cooperating with the Select Committee since its inception in spring 2021, and will cont...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 40 people found dead in abandoned truck in San Antonio
Replies: 17
Views: 1423

Re: At least 40 people found dead in abandoned truck in San Antonio

Disgusting. But, the tolerance of rampant illegal human trafficking is the sickening, immoral cause of this. May these poor unfortunate human beings Rest In Peace. The reality is that nothing will change. Fair point - waiting for the ACLU defending gang members and pro-lifers on the right to step f...

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by Aaron747
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1084
Views: 47974

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

But surely, considering your opinions on abortion, you must be informed (or at least be concerned) about the end to end process, from conception to the point the human is an adult? And surely we all agree that the cost in money, time and effort for the upbringing of a child should never fall on the...

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