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by seb146
Mon Dec 19, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 607
Views: 33183

Re: 2022 US Elections

I just wonder, though... The national Republican party understands the whole MAGA thing is a losing bet. They see DeSantis as their glorious savior akin to Orban or Putin. At the state and local level, however, voters and district leaders still cling to MAGA and the whole idea the election is stolen...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 18, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?
Replies: 55
Views: 2589

Re: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?

A quick search for second and third terms return 90% Canadian website referring to the actual Liberal party in Canada with search result of the first turn up comments from GOP and Fox talk show host. Because I am a citizens and resident of the United States, I can confirm that the media narrative i...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?
Replies: 55
Views: 2589

Re: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?

The Media-Democrat Complex is anything but “liberals bad”; it’ll excuse anything Democratic. Fox is on everywhere and tune up and down the AM dial and all you will hear is sports, (white English speaking) God, and right wing extremists. Any and every time CNN and MSNBC (the only two "liberal&q...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 18, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Digital Trading Cards
Replies: 59
Views: 3325

Re: Trump Digital Trading Cards

Although this channel and TYT are strongly Democrat leaning, I cannot believe that they would produce this without reasonably solid evidence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEk8Hb_v0xE The real meat starts around 45 seconds. It does not deal with the continuation that payment of a royalty might we...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 17, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?
Replies: 55
Views: 2589

Re: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?

media companies need to generate profit is neither a new phenomenon nor a US-only thing It is a recent thing, however. It used to be the media would report "here is what side A says and here is what side B says" with zero context. Now, the media reports on the "liberals grooming chil...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 17, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 89
Views: 5804

Re: 4 College students murdered

Residents and students in Moscow are getting frustrated by the lack of information regarding this crime But the police don't want to tip their hand. It is frustrating and scary but giving up all the information police have would cause more harm toward innocent people and, possibly, suspects escapin...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 17, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?
Replies: 55
Views: 2589

Re: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?

Democratic systems depend on high trust societies. Once voters get that they can vote themselves other people’s labor, they will fail. The US has evolved, in my lifetime, into a low trust society. And that is partly the media's responsibility. We used to have a media reporting on government officia...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 17, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Digital Trading Cards
Replies: 59
Views: 3325

Re: Trump Digital Trading Cards

I follow al-Jazeera news on Insta and tried to post "a fool and his money are soon parted" in response to this but got an automatic response about name calling. The sad thing is: some people buying this are some of the same people who can not afford their medications or heating bills or fo...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 17, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 89
Views: 5804

Re: 4 College students murdered

Residents and students in Moscow are getting frustrated by the lack of information regarding this crime Idaho students’ unsolved deaths prompt rumors, harassment BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Investigators have yet to name a suspect in the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students who were found d...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 16, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?
Replies: 55
Views: 2589

Re: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?

Democratic systems depend on high trust societies. Once voters get that they can vote themselves other people’s labor, they will fail. The US has evolved, in my lifetime, into a low trust society. And that is partly the media's responsibility. We used to have a media reporting on government officia...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 16, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snowplow naming
Replies: 16
Views: 948

Re: Snowplow naming

Why is this a thing? Community spirit so do whatever but I don't get it. I never got the "my car has a name" thing either but to each their own.

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by seb146
Fri Dec 16, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 17048

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

I was kinda looking forward to a Croatia/Morocco final but, oh, well. I had an Argentina jersey at one point. I bought it at a yard sale in Vancouver BC long, long ago for C$5 so I guess I am team Argentina. It was stolen out of my car also, long, long ago, but still....

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by seb146
Fri Dec 16, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2459

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

In-person only voting, however, is a form of wealth voting. Employer doesn't give time off for you to go to the polling station in Alabama? Too bad, you're not voting then - the law gives you no protections for time off to vote. Maybe if you can afford to take the day off without pay you'll vote, o...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3615

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

I get safe injection sites, Give addicts a way out and make sure they don't OD also. But do they really give free crack and opioids in BC? Yup. There are various Provincial sponsored programs in the aim of handing out a safer supply of drugs - free of charge. Meth too. I just find it strange that o...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: America "The Border" Video
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: America "The Border" Video

I don't think it is out of focus so much as lower quality as it was in the early 1980s so not digital. What about Continental or Eastern? Did they fly to and from BUR? I have some timetables but I don't know where they are and I don't want to go through stuff right now. I know Pacific Express flew o...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3615

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

What's the current age in NZ for tobacco? 18. In line with sales of alcohol in shops. CA and OR (WA too?) are 21 to buy tobacco and marijuana and alcohol. The last time I looked, a pack of good brand cigarettes are about $11 here in Oregon. More in Washington and California. And people still smoke ...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008
Replies: 87
Views: 3615

Re: New Zealand Bans Tobacco Sales for People Born After 2008

Strange place we live in - junkies get free tax funded crack and opioids and can shoot up wherever and whenever, but tobacco users get chastised at every turn. I get safe injection sites, Give addicts a way out and make sure they don't OD also. But do they really give free crack and opioids in BC? ...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 95
Views: 4811

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

It appears he is just trolling https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/fb-asking-videos-racist-website-connection-colorado-shooting-rcna60188 https://www.yahoo.com/video/f-b-asking-videos-racist-000407294.html https://www.denverpost.com/2022/12/07/club-q-shooting-suspect-website-racism-violence-col...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 13, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?
Replies: 55
Views: 2589

Re: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?

They all “only want to hold power”. That’s the natural state of politicians, and always has been. Part of the reason democracies have worked so well is exactly because it forces changes of government from time to time. It flushes these people out. It’s an institutional way to manage the problem of ...

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by seb146
Tue Dec 13, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 737
Views: 60132

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

On Friday, Judge Howell declined to hold Trump in contempt over the Mar-a-Lago records dispute with the DoJ, ruling there was insufficient cause. She also asked the two sides to resolve the dispute without a custodian of records being assigned, ruling that Trump had complied with an order to conduc...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 737
Views: 60132

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The special master review has been thrown out https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/12/trumps-mar-a-lago-case-dismissed-after-special-master-review-ended.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/12/12/judge-dismisses-trump-lawsuit-mar-a-lago/10852139002/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trum...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senator Kristen Sinema changes to Independent
Replies: 31
Views: 2174

Re: US Senator Kristen Sinema changes to Independent

Who is Sinema's audience? She seems laser focused on the Megyn Kelly career path where she's hated by everyone. Got this in one. She'd get trounced in a Democratic primary, so she's trying to play a Lisa Murkowski without RCV. She'll get stomped and lose hilariously, but if she runs independent for...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2459

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

You really think the priority of a long time homeless people is voting in an election? Most likely they are looking for their next fix not who is running for office.. Democrats will pull out all the stops to get a vote and this one is really grabbing at straws. Most all countries around the world r...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?
Replies: 55
Views: 2589

Re: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?

They all “only want to hold power”. That’s the natural state of politicians, and always has been. Part of the reason democracies have worked so well is exactly because it forces changes of government from time to time. It flushes these people out. It’s an institutional way to manage the problem of ...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout
Replies: 132
Views: 5801

Re: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout

...and no mention whatsoever, who was prez when he was arrested. No mention of the most optimal of relationships (in terms of favors) between US & Russian leaders...for two years. Two years later more noise is made of Whelan's plight under 'Bad Call Biden' than ever mentioned in the first two y...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2459

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

The US Constitution allows for "election day" not election week. Voting should ONLY be in person with a photo ID and proof of citizenship with an item such as a passport. The only ones that should be allowed to vote by mail is US Military. Right. The Constitution (Republicans love to say ...

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by seb146
Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2459

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

Forcing media outlets to present both sides was a terrible policy? Okay, how? While it is good to have different points of view, these should be reported honestly and fairly. If 99% of scientists and professionals say one thing (say: vaccines help or elections are fair), and 1% say something else, ...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 11, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?
Replies: 55
Views: 2589

Re: US needs politicians more interested in democracy than holding power?

It could be argued when this all started to go downhill. It used to be an honor to represent the people. Now, it is a cash cow with life long benefits. One major step toward fixing the problem is to take money out of politics. Not only "corporations are people" and can give unlimited money...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 11, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair
Replies: 32
Views: 2205

Re: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair

Still does not explain why Democrats using MAGA words to tell Americans who MAGA Republicans who they are is bad. Showing the emperor has no clothes is now bad because.....? You basically called the whole GOP racists. It's false and gaslighting and you should abandon this practice. I could call the...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair
Replies: 32
Views: 2205

Re: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair

Using Republican's own words to show American voters who Republicans really are is a "dog whistle" now? Calling a spade a spade and announcing the truth is bad? You post and your words did none of that. It was just more conjecture and gaslighting. It would be easy for me to say the same a...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 11, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: America "The Border" Video
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

America "The Border" Video

If this has been covered, delete. If this is the wrong forum, please move. I like this video and song and know it was filmed around BUR. It was in the early 1980s, so the flights were MD-80s but I can not remember what was flying in and out of BUR then. I don't think it was PSA because I don't see a...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 11, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair
Replies: 32
Views: 2205

Re: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair

Republicans are seeing the error of their ways. They are regrouping to make racism and hate palatable. Like they did in the 1990s but on steroids. They are going to ditch their once beloved leader and replace him with someone who can convince a majority that hate is good. I doubt Lindell can do tha...

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by seb146
Sun Dec 11, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2459

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

That and shitcanning the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 pretty much created the hyperpartisan media landscape of today. All-around gross. I think the show CNN "crossfire" and hyper partisan MSM pundits and their hateful rhetoric have more to do with that then the fairness doctrine. it needed t...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Senator Kristen Sinema changes to Independent
Replies: 31
Views: 2174

Re: US Senator Kristen Sinema changes to Independent

zakuivcustom wrote:
Well...the only surprise is that Sinema left Democrat Party before Manchin did


No one belongs to "democrat party" unless you can prove there is a legitimate political party in the United States called that.

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by seb146
Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warrant issued for Brinton
Replies: 19
Views: 869

Re: Warrant issued for Brinton

I can have an opinion on how his hiring went down. Much like all the hiring in this admin I believe it was done on a token basis, if you want to feel it was merit based sure, I can see how you would feel that way so I guess Mr Brinton became a common thief overnight. :thumbsup: I believe that Brint...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican's and mail-in ballots
Replies: 40
Views: 2459

Re: Republican's and mail-in ballots

Is it really an issue? If so, will, and how will Republicans address the problem they have created? Tugg Is there any evidence that mail-in vs. in-person or early vs. same day voting potentially changed the outcome of any race? If not, then it’s not an issue. What is an issue is putting up candidat...

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by seb146
Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warrant issued for Brinton
Replies: 19
Views: 869

Re: Warrant issued for Brinton

Someone may or may not have broken the law and an investigation is ongoing. I thought that was a bad thing? I mean... look at all the outrage over January 6 and tax evasion and possible rape by a former government employee and all the outrage over why is he being investigated.

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by seb146
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!
Replies: 55
Views: 3518

Re: The respiratory viruses -- make it stop!

Unfortunately, respiratory viruses will happen. We are all tired of them. It sucks. It is worse seeing our loved ones go through them. I wish they could stop, too, but they won't.

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by seb146
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair
Replies: 32
Views: 2205

Re: Mike Lindell running for RNC Chair

He’s not wrong. She’s been a disaster for the GOP. The only thing she won them was a five seat House majority. No, he isn't. Other than fundraising, she's been terrible for the GOP. Can't think of any committee chair who's had as bad a losing streak as her. But Zeldin didn't have a shot in hell of ...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud
Replies: 34
Views: 2565

Re: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud

All the self righteous rejoicing, but who of us has never cheated on their taxes? Well maybe just a little, but when I do it it’s ok, just a few dollars here and there, right? Billion dollars corporations just do it on a higher level. They got caught, pay the man. We get caught, same thing Those at...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for termination of Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 4300

Re: Trump calls for termination of Constitution

And we are still waiting for Republican leaders to speak out against this. Kevin McCarthy, Linsey Graham, Mike Pence, Ye, DeSantis... At least McConnell kinda spoke out against it. Sorta... https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mcconnell-casts-doubt-trumps-2024-prospects-after-call/story?id=94593697 After...

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by seb146
Fri Dec 09, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 737
Views: 60132

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Could a disinterested third party judge oversee this? From, say, Japan or Bulgaria or Namibia or Uruguay? I mean, he took the documents when he legally was not supposed to, so that is basic, but his "team" keeps whining about partisan. Why would a judge in Burkina Faso be partisan?

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by seb146
Fri Dec 09, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout
Replies: 132
Views: 5801

Re: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout

Oh no... a freed American... how terrible.... :roll:

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by seb146
Thu Dec 08, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Kirstie Alley
Replies: 28
Views: 1773

Re: RIP Kirstie Alley

Isn't there language in Scientology contracts that state no one can get cancer if they are a Scientology faithful? I thought I heard that somewhere recently about her death. There was a wire article in my local paper that referenced the perspective that high Thetans are immune from cancer, linking ...

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by seb146
Thu Dec 08, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud
Replies: 34
Views: 2565

Re: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud

A company with his name on it breaks the law and look how many are defending him and his company. Not only that, but when the same thing happens to a "liberal" these same MAGAs are screaming the leader of the company must be held accountable. Who will be held accountable for these crimes? ...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Kirstie Alley
Replies: 28
Views: 1773

Re: RIP Kirstie Alley

And Qanon mouth breathers are out in full force.. https://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/z347va/qanon-kirstie-alley-anti-vax-murder If they can conclude that the death of Queen Elizabeth was suspicious they really are looney tunes. Apart from being 96 years old, she had also recently lost her husband ...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for termination of Constitution
Replies: 56
Views: 4300

Re: Trump calls for termination of Constitution

Trump will be done when his ability to raise funds from his followers diminishes. Until then, he'll have a lot of influence over the GOP, even if personally discredited. Many of his candidates lost this election. The "red wave" turned into a red drip with all the MAGA election deniers as ...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 734
Views: 44440

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Unlike Republicans, Democrats actually care about the rule of law and the Constitution. Hunter's laptop was "found" in April of 2020 and nothing was done about it by Republicans. Nothing. They sat on it only to bring it up when they found they were losing an argument or election. What Hun...

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by seb146
Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud
Replies: 34
Views: 2565

Re: Trump Organization found guilty on all counts of criminal tax fraud

Don't his tax returns show he is like billions in debt?

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by seb146
Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Kirstie Alley
Replies: 28
Views: 1773

Re: RIP Kirstie Alley

I guess I am the only one who really was behind Veronica's Closet...

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