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by seb146
Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3193

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

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

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by seb146
Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes
Replies: 44
Views: 2505

Re: Aftermath of Tornadoes in Central United Staes

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

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by seb146
Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3193

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

How do you propose the end private sales? Person A has a gun that isn’t recorded anywhere and sells it to Person B, how can force A to go thru an FFL, if his intention is to avoid the law. Many states already require background checks for private sales and can’t enforce it. I don’t have an issue re...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Hannity and Carlson BOTH got their covid shots and boosters. While screaming about freedom from not getting any vaccines at all. No one on the right is cancelling anything. However, the "left" (read: anything out side the MAGA echo chamber) is all for holding our own accountable for their...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3193

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

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

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by seb146
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2463

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

Someone who lies under oath is being held accountable. Imagine if this happened in other parts of society....

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by seb146
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3193

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

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

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by seb146
Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2789

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

Never going to happen. If it makes you feel better, no one is forcing you to buy a gun. If you don't want one....don't buy one. But that's not really the point. It has been pounded into people's heads that we must have all guns all the time, otherwise it is a violation of 2A. Trying to enforce laws...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Why is it a problem that development and housing supply are being artificially constrained when you’re in the midst of a housing crisis? There is not much land available for use in Orange County or LA County. That also puts a strain on new housing. Developers have tried to make cities in the desert...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3014

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

Federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 an hour. It is higher in some states, but the federal government set wages at $7.25 since 2009. For some service workers (those who receive tips) minimum wage can be $2.13 an hour. Keeping that in mind, France, Sweden Denmark, Spain, Finland, German...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2789

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

Yes. It was a Keltec Sub 2000 9mm carbine that takes Glock pistol magazines. Yours for < $800 at guns.com https://www.guns.com/firearms/rifles/semi-auto/kel-tec-sub2000-g19-9mm-ca-9mm-semi-auto-10-1-rounds-16-barrel-new?p=382310 Just an FYI, for those who don't know. Any gun bought from an online d...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire
Replies: 29
Views: 1687

Re: Fox News NYC HQ Christmas Tree set on fire

Shouldn’t have happened and he will pay. Open and shut, no need for so much extrapolation Right. But the reaction from the Fox hosts was WAAAAAAY over the top. That was all I was trying to say. There are many other issues that deserve much more air time and much more passion. But some of those issu...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline
Replies: 27
Views: 2149

Re: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline

Celebrities are people, not gods. Do you expect them to know every single detail about all the companies they work with? Did I touch a nerve? His wife didn't tell him? BTW, HE was the one, who felt necessary to run with this info to the media. We don't know the exact conversation between George and...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I think that’s pretty accurate, but it’s a completely artificial problem. NIMYism isn’t unique to California, unfortunately for California though they have a lot of NIMBYism codified into law that can make development notoriously expensive and drawn out. Why is it a problem at all? Why is it a prob...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niagara Falls Canal Future
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Niagara Falls Canal Future

Looking at satellite images of the Niagara River, it looks smooth and quiet around Buckhorn and Navy Islands. Are there any theories as to how far the erosion will actually go? All the way to Lake Erie?

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by seb146
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Hannity and Carlson BOTH got their covid shots and boosters. While screaming about freedom from not getting any vaccines at all. No one on the right is cancelling anything. However, the "left" (read: anything out side the MAGA echo chamber) is all for holding our own accountable for their...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Yep and the conflict of interest was huge, he could have never covered his brother objectively and like we saw as soon as his brother was exposed instead of covering the story he injected himself into the story as far as trying to help him beat the rap. Where if this was Hannity he would be lightin...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niagara Falls Canal Future
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Niagara Falls Canal Future

So way in the future, there will be no Niagara Falls. The rocks are eroding because science. There is a canal built through Ontario right now. Ste. Cathereines and Welland. Will that canal be useless? I have heard geologists say the falls will simply vanish but very little is said about the shipping...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

You misunderstood, I meant he should have never covered his brother at all on his network, Don't often agree with much of what you write, but here you're spot on. CC was easy to like but his on-air sessions with his brother should never have happened. I found them hard to watch. Yep and the conflic...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I have no idea what you're ranting about. I merely pointed out the fact that many immigrants cite the available benefits as the reason they choose to come to CA. So between they need proof of income and they need proper documentation, illegals are not eligible. That's all I am saying. This whole my...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

No, undocumented children under 26 and adults 55 and older are eligible for full benefits I did not see any qualifiers in the statement I highlighted. Please show me. Go on. Or admit that the United States is not a Christian nation. What does that have to do with it? Oh, I am SO glad you asked! Rep...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/cdss-programs/calfresh/eligibility-and-issuance-requirements Non-citizens that are in the U.S. temporarily, such as students or tourists are not eligible just as undocumented individuals are not eligible. No, undocumented children under 26 and adults 55 and old...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Incorrect. There is nothing stopping current laws from being enforced. The problem is that, instead of enforcing current laws, the kneejerk reaction is to try to pass more laws. Once again, I'm getting sick of Trumpers like you and their "alternate facts". What "more laws" are b...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

[What benefits do illegals get? Lots of them -- it's shockingly easy to get CalFresh (food stamps, now redeemable at many restaurants) and CalFresh Cash (cash that's intended for household essentials but can be cashed out and spent on anything), no-cost Medi-Cal (now including dental, vision and a ...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Because EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!! this happens, the same tired excuses come out for not enforcing laws already on the books. Mass shootings in the United States happen much too often. We constantly say that current laws need to be enforced. The same reaction from the same "all lives matter" p...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Byzantine Empire (491-1453 AD) and coupons
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: The Byzantine Empire (491-1453 AD) and coupons

...so ultimately after being assessed a $3.61 cent sales tax (gross), I had to pay a laughable $43.61 for $59.99 worth of book. That is an instance of me saving sixteen damn dollars, a feat for which I am to be praised. Which is the exact reason I shop the clearance racks at the mall! No, I don't N...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Why are you so keen on the criminal having (and keeping) the upper hand? Like we have now? We can't enforce laws already on the books because "legal" gun owning Americans scream about "they are taking our guns!" when, in reality, we want to stop these mass shootings. If all live...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

It seems you don't understand the details or timelines. CNN did not allow him to have anything to do with his brother's case - he lied and said he wasn't helping him. Then it came out that he had attended a couple meetings with his brother, but he lied to CNN and said it was private and there was n...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

B777LRF--First of all, I find your constant reference to "any civilized society" quite offensive. Second, when someone commits a violent crime against you, the Marquess of Queensberry rules don't apply. Third, look up the concept of "disparity of force". It's a legitimate legal ...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98

We need more Bob Doles in this country's leadership. My aunt worked for Dole when he was governor of Kansas. I never met him but she was proud to have worked for him. What alternate universe do you live in? You're always coming up with these "facts", that aren't. Bob Dole was never govern...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

No doubt the small growth in new housing is a contributor to swelling prices, but is it the driving reason? Home prices in working class communities like Buena Park, Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, heck even some parts of Santa Ana, have tripled since the Great Recession and sell for $1M. The pay...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run

I'm also not sure what are his covid positions, and if he will be consistent with Rand Paul. Dr. Oz appears to be pro vaccine but maybe not vaccine mandate but it's unclear. Does his show require the audience to be vaccinated or masked? Rand Paul is full on anti-mask but takes a nuanced position to...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Former Senator Bob Dole Dies At The Age Of 98

We need more Bob Doles in this country's leadership.

My aunt worked for Dole when he was governor of Kansas. I never met him but she was proud to have worked for him.

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by seb146
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Illegal immigration is arguably the biggest contributor toward swelling rents and housing prices. Net change in housing supply is the definitely the biggest contributor. Next is proximity to marquee employers and transportation. After that, one can get into the weeds on all manner of drivers at the...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

If If a gun is in a locked house, it is secured. If someone breaks into the house, they're committing a crime. Ya think? If the criminal is able to A) break into your home B) locate the safe with gun(s) and C) make off with said safe or it's contents than the homeowner should face any penalty that ...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Sure, some guns are stolen, but a lot are purchased by straw buyers. I.e., John Q can't buy a gun but Jane is in the same gang as John Q and buys one for him. Also, I don't think blaming the victim of home invasions is really the right way to go here. So what you’re saying is that there needs to be...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I realize this thread has become nothing but guns and now militia's and, of all things, Afghanistan... Wanted to bring this to the top seeing that it s readily apparent the victims mean nothing here. This article is about Justin Shilling, he was 17 years old and was killed by the shooter. His famil...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas carols, grammatically explored
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Christmas carols, grammatically explored

Mary, having just given birth and the baby finally asleep, has a boy just drop by and think "you know what this quaint, peaceful scene needs? A drum solo!"

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by seb146
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3363

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

I think this speaks volumes about the character of "left leaning" media outlets vs. "right leaning" media outlets. Look at the reaction of the base of both, also. No one is really upset and making demands that he be reinstated. No cries of "cancel culture" from the base...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Sequim has become a haven for retirees in Western Washington. Personally that sounds terrifying to me because there isn't a decent healthcare system that doesn't require a ferry or helicopter ride. Pt. Angeles is a good size and does not require any of that. Besides, with all the military on that s...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

If you separate retirees, that percentage is right around 100. Cheap states are cheap states for a reason. Retirees still have to pay living expenses like heat, air, gas, electric as well as health care and transportation. There is a trade off. If someone gets, say, $1000 a month in Alabama vs. $10...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I wonder how many of those people regret their decision to move to TX or AZ? We have thought about moving to Nevada but, one decision not to, was publicly funded departments like transit and health care. If you separate retirees, that percentage is right around 100. Cheap states are cheap states fo...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

"A well regulated militia" is what the Founding Fathers decided to start that with. 2A fans always always always ignore that. No matter how many children are gunned down. No one forgets that, the SCOTUS has ruled on that. They ruled on Roe v Wade too but SCOTUS looks like it’s about to ch...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

We can not restrict gun ownership in the United States. "Shall not be infringed" means just that, shall not be infringed. I fail to see why some people can't comprehend this. Most people that don't get that like to use their First Amendment to tell others about it. "A well regulated ...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I wonder how many of those people regret their decision to move to TX or AZ? We have thought about moving to Nevada but, one decision not to, was publicly funded departments like transit and health care. Huh? Nevada has great public trans everywhere. Health care can be a challenge in the rural area...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House creak
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: House creak

Is it with all flights or just some? When I used to sit on Marine Drive in Portland and watch everything coming in, I could hear the wake turbulence from 757s but not from Dash-8s or CRJs. It sounded like aluminum twisting in the wind. Could that be it?

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6367

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

I wonder how many of those people regret their decision to move to TX or AZ? We have thought about moving to Nevada but, one decision not to, was publicly funded departments like transit and health care.

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Shooting for the thigh is dangerous for anyone around the suspect, as the leg is a much harder target to hit and you risk hitting a bystander or innocent victim instead. Also, the femoral artery runs through the thigh and a shot there can be lethal very quickly. Finally, police in the United States...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 11367

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

So what is the purpose of an AK-47? It’s not for hunting nor is it for target practice. I’ve shot one many times, their accuracy is nonexistent. And while we’re at it, the same for the AR-15, what are their purpose? I can tell that you've never shot competitively. Go to the National Matches. The wh...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 2194

Re: Washington State Ferry System

Which is why the US shipbuilding industry is so competitive, the Jones Act should be dumped, all it does is inflate prices and leads to an old fleet of clapped out vessels like you see today. So you don't want American built and you want to put Americans out of work? Maybe if we made trade schools ...

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