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by seb146
Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3228

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

No. If I had my way, the majority of people in the country would decide the president and not a handful of Republicans. Your statement makes no sense. The deciding votes are not republicans they are independents. Trump won with people that voted for Obama the election before. I have said in the pas...

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by seb146
Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23886

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Hypothetical question. If a President and several hundred Advisers/associates gathered in the White House and plotted a coup, would this plotting be covered by Executive Privilege. If the plotters were identified, could the President pardon them and himself. What sanction would they face up to the ...

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by seb146
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport! Movie headed back to the big screen!
Replies: 14
Views: 1079

Re: Airport! Movie headed back to the big screen!

Helen Hayes won an oscar for her role in that movie! How dare you forget that part! LOL Yes, that would be fantastic to see on the big screen!

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by seb146
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3228

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Democracy should be about people. You mean just the people in California and NY right? No, I mean "liberals" in rural areas. I mean both sides having a voice. I mean stopping this nonsense going on in some states where Republicans can simply ignore the will of the people and do whatever R...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 22, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3228

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Not sure about all these other democracies you are talking about but the US needs the electoral college or small states would never have a voice in the general. Which is why it's place and not going anywhere Screw the states. States are just chunks of land. Democracy should be about people. You jus...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 22, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.
Replies: 22
Views: 1856

Re: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.

If the Russian government is hypersensitive about gayness, there must be a reason. What is it? Why do the regime’s thoughts dwell constantly on this subject? I know from life experience what it indicates, but I’m hoping somebody else can answer (maybe an expert?). Many countries are hypersensitive ...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3228

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Fake electors from seven states signed documents they were legitimate electors https://www.npr.org/2022/06/21/1106448660/trump-campaign-fake-electors-says-rep-adam-schiff Maybe the president should be forced to uphold his sworn oath to "uphold and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreig...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.
Replies: 22
Views: 1856

Re: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.

The scary thing is how many in the US are Putinites. And I will add, such people may espouse all sorts of sexual purity dogmas, but behind the curtains they will f**k little children, rape women, have secret families, marry their horse and it will all be tolerated so long as the 'offender' is polit...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 58
Views: 2829

Re: Dominoes Pizza

One thing that bothers me is I see ads for Marco's but I don't think we have Marco's on the West Coast. It looks as bad as Little Caesars but I would still like to try it. But I can't because they are nowhere near here. Why do companies do this? I see Popeye's ads too but they are much closer. We h...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 58
Views: 2829

Re: Dominoes Pizza

One thing that bothers me is I see ads for Marco's but I don't think we have Marco's on the West Coast. It looks as bad as Little Caesars but I would still like to try it. But I can't because they are nowhere near here. Why do companies do this? I see Popeye's ads too but they are much closer.

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by seb146
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms
Replies: 67
Views: 3791

Re: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms

Let's also keep in mind that we watched him do nothing while democracy itself was under attack on January 6. He ran from his sworn oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. That right there should be enough to disqualify him from holding any elected office ever. But, he is beloved by Republicans, ...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48593

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

Women and their doctors are afraid of reporting miscarriages now https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2022/06/22/critics-fear-abortion-bans-could-jeopardize-health-of-pregnant-women https://www.npr.org/2022/07/03/1109015302/abortion-prosecuting-pregnancy-loss Because on...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

It's hardly a lie: identity politics are real. The LGBTQ+ movement thrives on them! They change all the time, and it gets confusing. Nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, gender-expansive, gender fluid, gender non-conforming all mean basically the same thing: people who don't identify as either gender. ...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

It sound more to me that we in the LGBTQ community are trying to accept everyone for who they are, who they identify as, and demanding everyone do the same. It's almost as if we want people to be left alone to live as they want without big government telling us consenting adults how to live our bes...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Let me be clear, I am good with "Pride" and the pride movement overall. I have watched, marched in parades over the years, as has my wife who sits on a local council, and have kids that participate now. I love and respect those that are/identify as genderqueer of every stripe. I am good w...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

In what way is government telling you how to live your best life? Can you give a few examples? Women can not compete in women's sporting events. Women can not use women's bathrooms. MAGA SCOTUS said they will work to overturn marriage equality https://cosmosmagazine.com/people/transgender-women-in-...

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by seb146
Sun Jul 17, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats as the Party of Life
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: Democrats as the Party of Life

Here's what Republicons forget about "but... SEATTLE!!" or "but... SAN FRANCISCO!!!" or "but... PORTLAND!!!": Democratic controlled legislatures for those cities actually pass laws that cover the entire state. So, the higher minimum wage in Seattle actually helps peopl...

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by seb146
Sun Jul 17, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats as the Party of Life
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: Democrats as the Party of Life

Interesting that most of the fastest-growing states happen to be red. I guess a lot of people like their "assault" rifles after all. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2022/04/25/a-third-of-states-lost-population-in-2021 Moving to those states has zero to do with ...

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by seb146
Sun Jul 17, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I am so sick of this right wing lie of "identity politics". It needs to stop It's hardly a lie: identity politics are real. The LGBTQ+ movement thrives on them! They change all the time, and it gets confusing. Nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, gender-expansive, gender fluid, gender non-con...

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by seb146
Sat Jul 16, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I kinda don't know where else to begin with your assumption/statement. It is part of the whole "identity politics" problem that is being highlighted in this thread. That one population of whatever "group" is "not the same" or "doesn't have the same problems" ...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I will also point out that Martina Navratilova, a well known lesbian, has spoken out against Trans Women competing against other female athletes. And yet somehow, as arguably one of the most famous lesbians in sports history, and a supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights, she's been branded as a "bigot&q...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms
Replies: 67
Views: 3791

Re: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms

readytotaxi wrote:
Do the American people really not learn from their mistakes? :stirthepot:


It's not the American people, though. It is one party who wants to make this mistake again.

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by seb146
Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats as the Party of Life
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: Democrats as the Party of Life

Here's what Republicons forget about "but... SEATTLE!!" or "but... SAN FRANCISCO!!!" or "but... PORTLAND!!!": Democratic controlled legislatures for those cities actually pass laws that cover the entire state. So, the higher minimum wage in Seattle actually helps people...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC
Replies: 61
Views: 2797

Re: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC

In the mean time, blame Democrats. Investigations are going on? Who cares. Blame Democrats! The frustrating thing is the constant belief in conspiracy. When there is no evidence of election fraud, there really is and it's a conspiracy. When there is evidence of election fraud, there really isn't an...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 15, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms
Replies: 67
Views: 3791

Re: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms

But these occasional voters might be disappointed by Biden‘s performance and I am not sure they will vote again. If they are clever enough they will understand that inflation etc is not caused by Biden… but if not… Which is why Biden needs to bow out gracefully as soon as possible. He'll be 80 late...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC
Replies: 61
Views: 2797

Re: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC

I don't see anything there that contradicts the timeline. The state board themselves said they've been investigating since May 13: Between April and June, several county boards reported irregularities to the state board, prompting it to open an official investigation on May 13 — before the complain...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ivana Trump, Donald Trump's first wife, dies at 73
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Ivana Trump, Donald Trump's first wife, dies at 73

She's not dead. She went into hiding at being mortified over testimony in the January 6 hearings.

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by seb146
Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms
Replies: 67
Views: 3791

Re: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms

Publicity stunt. I don't think he is running for President. He needs to keep his Grift going longer. See how many suckers out there keep giving $45 to 45 He has his grift https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-hosts-controversial-saudi-funded-golf-tournament-mulls-2024-bid-rcna37693 A...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 58
Views: 2829

Re: Dominoes Pizza

bhill wrote:
It's .....fast food pie....you get what you pay for....


This sums up the thread.

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by seb146
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 58
Views: 2829

Re: Dominoes Pizza

Dominoes is too greasy. Any of the "fast food" pizza places are, it seems. Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars are all greasy and taste about the same. We have a regional chain called Abby's and they are really good. I want to go back to Seattle for Zeke's and Pegasus and Pagliacci's. I...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23886

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

This domestic terror event was being broadcast live around the world and the one man who swore an oath live in front of the whole world to uphold and defend the Constitution did nothing. That says a lot but it says even more that elected officials support him and supported the attempted coup by also...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23886

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Look at election laws in MAGA states. Not just taking away voting but, in some states, MAGAs decide who wins. https://www.npr.org/2021/12/09/1062683521/journalist-says-republicans-now-have-more-reliable-ways-to-overturn-election-res The upcoming Supreme Court case Moore v Harper will be the most si...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS to hear Case on State Run Federal Elections
Replies: 23
Views: 1550

Re: SCOTUS to hear Case on State Run Federal Elections

Since you mention this, the map that the NY State Court threw out would actually likely be back in, and this map is much more favorable to Democrats than what ultimately was implemented, which actually has two of Pelosi's top lieutenants in Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler running against each othe...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Back in the day, when I was more active in the community, I never heard or saw any lesbians or bi women excluding trans women. I am sure they exist but I never saw any. There have been several articles in conservative media actually stating that the Trans movement is hurting the Gay community. Here...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Yes. Much of Oregon is very conservative. Even in Portland, people have been beaten recently for simply being. https://www.koin.com/news/study-oregon-ranks-no-8-for-most-anti-lgbt-hate-crimes/ Newberg, in Oregon's wine country, south of Portland, has told students they can not show any signs of &qu...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48593

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

With that said, the pregnant question can be a valid immigration question. There is a pretty big birth tourist industry where people will visit a country, like the US, as a visitor or other non-immigrant visa classification for the purpose of giving birth. Via the concept of Jus Soli (law of soil),...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

We have to stay so far apart from other men walking down the street or not be in a locker room or bathroom too long or not hug another guy.. I don't live in the US, but it couldn't be THAT bad, surely. Men, straight and gay, hug each other all the time (or at least they did before the pandemic). Ar...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23886

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

What is depressing is that the bulk of Republicans, including so many here on this website, are conspiracy theorists. It is even worse, that people like this will probably be a majority in Congress next year. Anyone who votes Republican after what we have seen in these hearings, has complete contem...

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by seb146
Wed Jul 13, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

A trans women who hasn’t had bottom surgery is basically a male, why would a lesbian female be attracted to a female with a penis? It’s similar to Elain Page’s wife leaving her after she became Elliot Page, she took a lot of heat when she left Elliot, she married a gay women why would she want to s...

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by seb146
Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 23886

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

What is depressing is that the bulk of Republicans, including so many here on this website, are conspiracy theorists. It is even worse, that people like this will probably be a majority in Congress next year. Anyone who votes Republican after what we have seen in these hearings, has complete contem...

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by seb146
Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC
Replies: 61
Views: 2797

Re: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC

It’s all politics, giving more reasons to stop giving them out power and money. They need to put on a severe diet. Take money out of politics. That is what a lot of progressive Democrats want and have wanted for a long t time. More conservative Democrats just kinda push it off like it is no big dea...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC
Replies: 61
Views: 2797

Re: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC

It’s all politics, giving more reasons to stop giving them out power and money. They need to put on a severe diet. Take money out of politics. That is what a lot of progressive Democrats want and have wanted for a long time. More conservative Democrats just kinda push it off like it is no big deal....

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by seb146
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC
Replies: 61
Views: 2797

Re: Democrats denying Green Party Ballot Access in NC

So, again, when Republicans do it, no big deal, move along, nothing to see here. Democrats take a page from the Republican playbook and we should all be outraged and sickened. That about sums things up: okay for Republicans, not okay for Democrats. Of course, the biggest difference is Republicans tr...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Yes, trans people must be equal. No one is debating that. Except your friends. If you look beyond your friends, you will find a vast majority of gays, bis and others support trans equality. But, your friends somehow speak for all of us. No one is debating whether or not trans people must be equal, ...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 45
Views: 2997

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

The reason its all over the news is because of the power struggle, which is centered in DC. This topic notwithstanding, not all ideas are bad, You think ideas that you don't agree with are bad, but that doesn't mean they are, they just might be different. Each area has rules, regulations and laws u...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS to hear Case on State Run Federal Elections
Replies: 23
Views: 1550

Re: SCOTUS to hear Case on State Run Federal Elections

The right wing extremist Supreme Court will side with the extremist right wing and the extremist right wing will be handed victory in all 50 states to rule over everyone. We are quickly becoming a one-party nation. And Republicans are cheering this on, since they are the ones doing it. EDIT: Since ...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Waterfall faucets - Yay or nay?
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: Waterfall faucets - Yay or nay?

I did a search for "waterfall faucets" and... wow... I like the look of them. I have used them at restaurants. I don't think I would ever have one. Some of them come with LEDs! As someone up the thread said: they are fine for a public place, but not really for a home.

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by seb146
Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 45
Views: 2997

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

Reread what we are talking about. This is not about the stupid "involuntary relocation" crap in Texas. This is about the division in the US. you are the one talking about a power struggle in DC. DC is not where the issue is. The issue starts locally with bad ideas by bad people, and this ...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Did YOU ever experience this or just "your friends"? Did YOU ever get run out of a Pride gathering for being or just "your friends"? My friends have been thrown out of restaurants and churches for being. Just for trying to live their lives. My friends have told me so, Ahh, defle...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS to hear Case on State Run Federal Elections
Replies: 23
Views: 1550

Re: SCOTUS to hear Case on State Run Federal Elections

It is interesting that the Supreme Court took this case, after ruling in 2019 that federal courts could not hear state election cases. They apparently have made an exception for themselves. But that was when we had a semblance of balance on SCOUTS. Now, we just have six theocrats deciding law based...

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