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by seb146
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45727

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

"Breaking Bad" actor Dean Norris summed things up pretty well: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/breaking-bad-actor-americans-should-stfu-gas-prices-love-capitalism This is the free market doing what the free market does. Capitalism being capitalism. Those blaming Biden and Democrats a...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6083

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

Biden has been incompetent for DECADES. His team’s case is they want to “remake” American society centered around a messianic view of the federal government, seeing government planners themselves as the upcoming messiah. Depending how you count it, 5-10 trillion was thrown at Covid in the US. It ha...

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by seb146
Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6083

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

Biden has been incompetent for DECADES. His team’s case is they want to “remake” American society centered around a messianic view of the federal government, seeing government planners themselves as the upcoming messiah. Depending how you count it, 5-10 trillion was thrown at Covid in the US. It ha...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23887

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

One of the things that really struck me about the hearings is the Republican witnesses almost seemed relieved to have an opportunity to talk about what happened. It had to be weighing on them, but they were loyal and remained quiet. That's why these hearings are so important. With the exception of ...

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by seb146
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6083

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

Biden has been incompetent for DECADES. His team’s case is they want to “remake” American society centered around a messianic view of the federal government, seeing government planners themselves as the upcoming messiah. Depending how you count it, 5-10 trillion was thrown at Covid in the US. It ha...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6083

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

Even if Biden were to, somehow, get gas prices back to $2 per gallon, Republicans would still be screaming "on this one day he was the least popular!" Interesting how polls didn't matter 2016-2020, but they matter now..... How? He is reason for this mess we are in. He killed the pipe line...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6083

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

People voted for Biden because they thought they were voting for a moderate centrist who was going to unite this country. Instead they got a far leftist administration hell bent on further dividing this nation. No. People voted for Biden because he was not the other guy. Biden is a centrist. He is ...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23887

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

One of the things that really struck me about the hearings is the Republican witnesses almost seemed relieved to have an opportunity to talk about what happened. It had to be weighing on them, but they were loyal and remained quiet. That's why these hearings are so important. With the exception of ...

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by seb146
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Recall Part 5,139: Progressive Prosecutor Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 1982

Re: California Recall Part 5,139: Progressive Prosecutor Edition

I halfway agree with you. The GOP has gone far right but the Dems are, at best center left and that's only because Pelosi won't give some members the platform that the GOP gives to MTG and her ilk. For all the flack Pelosi gets, I think she's done a good job of reigning in most of the crazies in he...

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by seb146
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Recall Part 5,139: Progressive Prosecutor Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 1982

Re: California Recall Part 5,139: Progressive Prosecutor Edition

I know the spin is "liberals have failed this nation" but, it reads to me that democracy works. The people of San Francisco were sold a bill of goods that turned out to be not what they wanted, so they changed their minds. As democracy should work.

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by seb146
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23887

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

A county election commission in New Mexico has refused to certify their June primary election, due to suspicion of their Dominion voting machines. This is baseless as with all the previous claims, but is a legacy of the Trump election fraud conspiracy theory. Also as with Arizona, there are non-cer...

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by seb146
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump
Replies: 107
Views: 6083

Re: Joe Biden is currently one of the least popular Presidents in US history, moreso than Trump

"Past approval ratings at day 510 of presidency:" The key word is... ceteris paribus . Often used in economy, it means "if all other circumstances are equal". Trump didn't suffer a spike in gasoline prices. But yet he was generally, and for almost all of his presidency, an unpop...

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by seb146
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?
Replies: 30
Views: 3148

Re: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?

Look at crack spreads, diesel spread has gone up 3.5 times what it was a year ago. Bottlenecks create profit opportunity and refining is where the bottleneck is. There hasn’t been a new large refinery built in 40 years and won’t be one built soon. It has nothing at all to do with the number of refi...

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by seb146
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?
Replies: 30
Views: 3148

Re: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?

So as I stated above why should the oil companies be raising prices and making all this profit when the world is in such termoil! Again as I said above demand is pretty much neutral compared to 2019, but the supply side is controlled by the oil companies so they have caused this price increase by s...

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by seb146
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riot Plot Foiled At Idaho Pride
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: Riot Plot Foiled At Idaho Pride

Here is some background on those arrested https://www.qsaltlake.com/news/2022/05/02/idaho-patriot-group-to-go-head-to-head-against-coeur-dalene-pride/ Calling for war in a church. Oh, and "they are taking our children", which is a play on the right wing chant "groomers" to descri...

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by seb146
Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48594

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

It's already illegal. This DOJ just refuses to enforce that particular law. https://www.findlaw.com/legalblogs/courtside/is-it-legal-to-protest-outside-supreme-court-justices-homes/ Do they refuse or is it that can not because of budget cuts? Budget cuts, are you serious?? You can’t be serious - ri...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48594

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

Sadly, such threats destroy the credibility and positions of the 'left'. It will likely encourage a pending law and short-term policy to ban protests near the residences of the SCOTUS Justices. It's already illegal. This DOJ just refuses to enforce that particular law. https://www.findlaw.com/legal...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Riot Plot Foiled At Idaho Pride
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: Riot Plot Foiled At Idaho Pride

Coeur d'Alene is a suburb of Spokane. Not as far right wing as CDA but still right wing. Just to give some context. Also, for those too young to remember, northern Idaho was once home to a very large white supremacist camp. They are still very much alive and well. I have been thinking this would hap...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Recall Part 5,139: Progressive Prosecutor Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 1982

Re: California Recall Part 5,139: Progressive Prosecutor Edition

Chesa Boudin's parents participated in the murder of three people (two police officers and a Brinks driver) in 1981. With his parents incarcerated, Boudin was raised by members of their terrorist group- https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/chesa-boudins-father-granted-parole-after-40-years-in-...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23887

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Republicans playing Republican games again. Distract and change the subject to they can move the goal posts and claim victory. THE RATINGS WERE LOW!!! WE WON!!! Not the point. The point is: MAGA tried to overthrow the government and install a monarchy. We had a war about this in the late 1700s. Stic...

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by seb146
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon bans release of mug shots
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

This is a proposition. It is proposing to not release booking photos for people not actually convicted of a crime. If Joe Smith (name changed) is arrested for... say.... armed robbery, even though the same Joe Smith can verify he was 200 miles away from the crime, why would he, then, accept getting...

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by seb146
Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4359

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

johns624 wrote:
seb146 wrote:
Keeping military grade weapons out of the hands of non-military people? how dare they......
This bill is about banning all low capacity handguns, At least you're consistent with your "no facts needed" postings.


A freeze on sales is not the same thing as taking guns from everyone.

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by seb146
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Celebrity Crush
Replies: 44
Views: 4456

Re: Celebrity Crush

JC Chasez
Zachary Levi
JC Chasez
Ava Max
CJ Vana
JC Chasez
Dua Lipa
Blake Anderson
JC Chasez

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by seb146
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4359

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

Keeping military grade weapons out of the hands of non-military people? how dare they......

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by seb146
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon bans release of mug shots
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

This is a proposition. It is proposing to not release booking photos for people not actually convicted of a crime. If Joe Smith (name changed) is arrested for... say.... armed robbery, even though the same Joe Smith can verify he was 200 miles away from the crime, why would he, then, accept getting ...

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by seb146
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23887

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Looks like roughly 6x as many people tuned into the Final Episode of M*A*S*H compared to the tune in numbers of the first night of the Kangaroo Jan 6 Committee. Interesting stats and data metrics for sure. About 20M viewers tuned in on the various broadcast and cable networks. 75% of those where in...

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by seb146
Thu May 26, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45727

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Something is not adding up with the EIA's latest report "Summary of Weekly Petroleum Data for the week ending May 20, 2022. https://ir.eia.gov/wpsr/wpsrsummary.pdf In that report "gasoline production last week averaged 9.4 million barrels per day" and "total motor gasoline inven...

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by seb146
Thu May 26, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16163

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

meh... Texas has few gun laws. You know: Constitution and all. We all just need to forget that the Second Amendment was a compromise to keep slavery legal in the South https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/1002107670/historian-uncovers-the-racist-roots-of-the-2nd-amendment http://www.milwaukeeindependent.c...

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by seb146
Wed May 25, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16163

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

The party of "every life"....

why bother

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by seb146
Wed May 25, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 135
Views: 6973

Re: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter

So we are just glossing over the fact that Hillary was sus of the story and wanted more information so she, or someone in her camp, gave the report to someone who had connections and could fact check? That is just not a thing? Hillary wanted facts is just not worth discussing? Nice deflection but t...

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by seb146
Wed May 25, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48594

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

Each lower court has only so many seats. The speed at which judges were seated under the MAGA administration was neck breaking. It is not really surprising these far right wing ideologies are being passed, now that the courts are now an arm of the Republican party. Wait, come to think of it, why is...

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by seb146
Wed May 25, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6501

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

So, if it is that way with airports, according to you, how is that not possible with this HSR? Getting people from their town to a nearby city while expanding services in the originating town. I don't expect California HSR will run every 10 minutes. That would be ridiculous. Probably more like Acel...

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by seb146
Tue May 24, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 135
Views: 6973

Re: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter

So we are just glossing over the fact that Hillary was sus of the story and wanted more information so she, or someone in her camp, gave the report to someone who had connections and could fact check? That is just not a thing? Hillary wanted facts is just not worth discussing?

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by seb146
Mon May 23, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48594

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

It does seem that just by taking this case from Mississippi, the Supreme Court ended it's legitimacy, and has made itself into a political arm. Juan Williams makes a good case below. https://thehill.com/opinion/3497549-juan-williams-the-supreme-court-is-on-the-brink-of-disaster/ Did Congress force ...

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by seb146
Mon May 23, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6501

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

I know of three places where we have metro services from point A to point B every 10 mins. Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. All these three metros have services which are 10 mins. apart. So let's say I miss the 10'0 clock service (metro) from point A to point B, I can catch the 10:10 one, and so on. T...

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by seb146
Sun May 22, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3328

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

For the "BUT CHICAGO!!!" crowd: What are gun laws in TX, NC, and IL? I ask because these shootings took place in TX and NC and Chicago is in the state of IL. I know there are many factors that lead to gun violence. Any violence. From mental illness to people being pushed to their limits to...

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by seb146
Sun May 22, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6501

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Would you say the United States's Air Transport System is also a transportation which goal is so that "poeople can be at a cheaper place and then go to a major city to work and come back the same day or on the weekend"? There are towns like Annaka-Haruna created around newly constructed S...

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by seb146
Sat May 21, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6501

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Would you say the United States's Air Transport System is also a transportation which goal is so that "poeople can be at a cheaper place and then go to a major city to work and come back the same day or on the weekend"? There are towns like Annaka-Haruna created around newly constructed S...

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by seb146
Sat May 21, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 135
Views: 6973

Re: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI

Very true, I wonder what's Biden DOJ waiting to go after Trump, because as you say he was really into something. Its going to be 2 years and no investigation launched by the Biden DOJ. Whereas Clinton's campaign lawyer is the one in trial for misinformation in 2016. Interesting. Incorrect, on trial...

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by seb146
Sat May 21, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45727

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I do believe oil companies are knowingly limiting supply but they are also showing record profits because they massively limited capital expenditures after the oil price crash in 2014 and in 2020 due to Covid. They will have to ramp up capital expenditures in the future. However regulations and the...

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by seb146
Sat May 21, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook says Clinton agreed to give Trump-Russia material to reporter
Replies: 135
Views: 6973

Re: Hillary agreed to leak Russia Hoax Trump Info to FBI

Well not that any sane person would have believed this whole media driven disinformation (as CNN and MSNBC like to call it) but I am glad the facts are coming out. I knew Podesta and Palmeri were pure evil but wow. Just wow. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-durham-investigation-robby-mo...

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by seb146
Fri May 20, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9413

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Good points. There may come a time though when it gets so bad people will trade away democracy for safety. it's happened elsewhere. You mean like pouring millions more dollars into police, effectively turning the United States into a police state ruled by law enforcement? BTW, why do Republicans be...

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by seb146
Fri May 20, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3328

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

The Non-Av section in A.net is seriously becoming an America-bashing forum. Every country has its own set of positives and negatives. And while higher than other developed countries, your individual chance of being near an active shooter in the USA is still low. This section is basically a CNN 2.0 ...

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by seb146
Fri May 20, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 13146

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

The thing about Musk is that he can use Twitter as an indirect control loop for his interests. Today he signaled that he would pause the acquisition, which drove the Twitter stock price down, and the Tesla price up. When it got to the level he wanted, he tweeted again that he still intended to go t...

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by seb146
Fri May 20, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45727

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

All the spin isn't going to help what will happen in this years mid terms and 2024. The deficit is shrinking, unemployment is down, corporations are pulling in record profits. The Republican answer to this hellscape? CRT and groomers so vote for us racists! EDIT: We just had our primary Tuesday. Th...

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by seb146
Fri May 20, 2022 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9413

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Throwing these people into an asylum will not help anything. There are better ways to deal with mental illness than throwing people away. What is your recommendation? Basic health care INCLUDING MENTAL HEALTH CARE for all Americans. That will put a dent in some of these murders. I can't say anythin...

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by seb146
Thu May 19, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3328

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Just noting that Sunday saw two more mass shootings reported, at a flea market in Houston with two deaths (3 injured) and in Winston-Salem in what seems to have been a shootout between vehicles (7 injured). Maybe this should just be made a sticky/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27No_Way_To_Prevent_...

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by seb146
Thu May 19, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9413

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Law of probability. Also, Orlando, Sandy Hook, Parkland, Pittsburgh and Charleston happened in "no gun" zones where concealed carry is illegal. More guns = more deaths. Add Racism to the mix, and it just makes it worse. I hate to fall back on this trope, but, "When Guns are Outlawed....

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by seb146
Thu May 19, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9413

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

So the logical thing is to do nothing? We can't expand background checks because it won't work? A lot of expense for very little efficacy. The logical thing is to aggressively dismantle organized crime, the illegal gun trade, and the illicit drug trade that fuels it all. But America's an illogical ...

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by seb146
Thu May 19, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45727

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Even during the Great Recession, which started under the GWB administration and went into the Obama administration, Democrats have been pointing out that the president has zero to do with gas prices. With oil trading under $70 a barrel but the price at the pump going up, this is corporate greed, pl...

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