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by seb146
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4000

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

I like the World Series/NBA Finals concept. First to 26/50 states wins. Each person in a state votes and whichever candidate wins the states popular vote, that state is now 1 state vote for the candidate. Ties are broken by the House of Representatives, each rep casting 1 vote to break the tie, up ...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Many 'sanctuary' cities and states,like in my home area of Northern New Jersey, already have already taken in millions of persons and taxpayers have to provide services by Federal Law to them who illegally entered or reside in the USA, not just from Mexico, Central and South America, but many other...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Not to mention US cannot even do anything about domestic immigration into big cities and their impact on housing demand and thus housing price. I am curious: why would the federal government tell us that we can't move to one place or another? Isn't that another example of big government? Housing pr...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Not to mention US cannot even do anything about domestic immigration into big cities and their impact on housing demand and thus housing price. I am curious: why would the federal government tell us that we can't move to one place or another? Isn't that another example of big government? Housing pr...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

People get raped and murdered in rural areas. Nothing but nothing is said about this. No one cares, it seems. I wonder why? A "road rage" shooting" happens and, suddenly, we all must be aghast!! OMG!!! A ROAD RAGE!!! SOMEONE KILLED!!! OH, THE HORROR!!!! Get over it. Murders happen in...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42498

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I am still not understanding how he is above the law? How can he get away with doing this clearly illegal activity? Why is he above the law? More to the point: if he is above the law, we all are, right? Laws don't matter, they are simply suggestions. He is above the law, so we all are, right? I tho...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42498

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I am still not understanding how he is above the law? How can he get away with doing this clearly illegal activity? Why is he above the law? More to the point: if he is above the law, we all are, right? Laws don't matter, they are simply suggestions. He is above the law, so we all are, right? I thou...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42498

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

LOL, so now he's saying that declassifying top secret documents has no process and can be done just by thinking about it and that there is "speculation" that the FBI raid may have been to look for the stolen Hilary emails. Man, this is just straight up comedy gold :rotfl: I wonder if Obam...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

LCDFlight wrote:
Good to realize that in the SF area, the problem is not poverty. It’s ignorance.


The problem is two fold:

no access to healthy outlets for rage and ease of access to firearms. Just like anywhere in the USofA.

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

The US could follow the Canadian example and let each state set its own immigration policy. That would be an absolute disaster. Back to slave patrols? Why would North Dakota or Alaska need to have a voice about Venezuelan immigrants? No, we need a national border patrol, like we have now. And, agai...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Those flow to Martha's Vineyard were trafficked there. De Santis went to Texas, promised these people a big surprise and housing and jobs. He didn't even give Martha's Vineyard a heads up. Also, these people had petitions in immigration court to decide if their petition for asylum would be heard. B...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 40
Views: 1689

Re: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states

Those flow to Martha's Vineyard were trafficked there. De Santis went to Texas, promised these people a big surprise and housing and jobs. He didn't even give Martha's Vineyard a heads up. Also, these people had petitions in immigration court to decide if their petition for asylum would be heard. Bu...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

People get raped and murdered in rural areas. Nothing but nothing is said about this. No one cares, it seems. I wonder why? A "road rage" shooting" happens and, suddenly, we all must be aghast!! OMG!!! A ROAD RAGE!!! SOMEONE KILLED!!! OH, THE HORROR!!!! Get over it. Murders happen in...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4000

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Agreed that the MAGA's will be with us for a generation at least. Like the Tea Party, they are effectively a separate party acting within the Republican party. The ideal case would be for the Republicans to expel them, as they could not stand on their own. But given that did not happen with the Tea...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42498

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

but... our side... the election... it was... stolen... we say it was stolen so it was. look at all these people saying it was stolen. all the right wing talking heads saying the election was stolen. the fact checkers are simply liberal snowflakes, so ignore the fact based... er.... fact checkers. th...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

People get raped and murdered in rural areas. Nothing but nothing is said about this. No one cares, it seems. I wonder why? A "road rage" shooting" happens and, suddenly, we all must be aghast!! OMG!!! A ROAD RAGE!!! SOMEONE KILLED!!! OH, THE HORROR!!!! Get over it. Murders happen in ...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title

I follow a couple of content creators, but none in the trip report field. There are a few trip reporters I watch and, yes, their titles have turned to clickbait. I think it is to get clicks. Simply titling a video with the flight number and routing does not seem interesting to some, but putting a t...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4000

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

My biggest fear is that MAGA Republican led states have already stolen power for a generation or more. MAGA Republican led states have passed legislation making it almost impossible for anyone outside the MAGAs to hold office or object to any election. MAGA Republicans wanted a one-party system and ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title

I follow a couple of content creators, but none in the trip report field. There are a few trip reporters I watch and, yes, their titles have turned to clickbait. I think it is to get clicks. Simply titling a video with the flight number and routing does not seem interesting to some, but putting a ti...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU in conflict with Hungary.
Replies: 61
Views: 2854

Re: EU in conflict with Hungary.

Orban also hosted the American CPAC, the right wing political conference last spring https://www.npr.org/2022/05/18/1099680587/a-prominent-conference-of-american-conservatives-is-taking-place-in-hungary https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/viktor-orban-cpac-trump-gop-hungary-leader-rcna40199 He is a w...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A new approach to bush fire hazard reduction in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: A new approach to bush fire hazard reduction in Australia

When I was younger, there were tales from Australia about sheep stations. At the same time, there were wars (figurative) in the Western United States fought between cattle ranchers and sheep ranchers. Sheep and cattle were (still are) big business here. Grazing land for both and all that. Apropos of...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42498

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Judges he appointed are ruling on him, not the law. In fairness, look at how many Trump-appointed judges ruled against him when Giuliani & Co. challenged the election results 60 some times. I agree it is disturbing when ANY judge’s fealty to the law is questioned but painting them all with such...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42498

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I thought it interesting that the DoJ finally directly identified the true purpose of the injunction, which is to give Trump counsel the opportunity to remove evidence from the investigation. That would be an unprecedented act, and Trump is defending it by claiming his circumstances are unprecedent...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 71
Views: 3446

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

More to the point, compare actual median wages o median rents, not legal minimum wage. We know the Federal minimum wage is well below market wages and state minimum wage laws. Looking to your link rent and wage inflation track pretty closely over the last 20 years. It’s an acute problem in some urb...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 71
Views: 3446

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

You do realize the number of people who need housing are Americans born in the United States, right? Go to any homeless camp. You will find American veterans and American families and American women. Of course there are illegals in this country. No one is saying that. But, if you go to any homeless...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 71
Views: 3446

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

OK, but why is a more affordable place more affordable? In most cases, it's a lack of employment opportunities. Now, if you can find comparable employment in a city that has a cheaper cost of living, I totally agree, moving should definitely be a serious consideration. Comparable employment being t...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 71
Views: 3446

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

OK, but why is a more affordable place more affordable? In most cases, it's a lack of employment opportunities. Now, if you can find comparable employment in a city that has a cheaper cost of living, I totally agree, moving should definitely be a serious consideration. Comparable employment being t...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

So just trolling then? Enjoy. Not at all. but you can never anticipate how people react to posts, and I seem to have unintentionally stumbled into a minefield :eek: . If you've ever read my posts on here you'll know that I don't do trolling. I got banned for a week about 16 years ago for some minor...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

In my experience, the most homophobic/transphobic unkils are the ones who are deeply closeted! Fox News and the Republican Party is full of this hypocritical lot. Go to "G-Parties" in the suburbs, secret trips to Fire Island with their "Business Associates" but take a strident a...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54844

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

And, Graham’s silly idea should be struck down as unconstitutional as there’s no basis in Art. 1, Sec 8 for Congress to regulate abortions. It’s purely a state issue. So, to fix that, he proposed a law banning all abortions after 15 weeks https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2022/09/13/...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 71
Views: 3446

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

Housing prices are driven up when more people need housing than the number of dwellings available. How's that border protection coming along? You do realize the number of people who need housing are Americans born in the United States, right? Go to any homeless camp. You will find American veterans...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 71
Views: 3446

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

Homeless aren’t on the street due to high cost of houses, drugs, mental illness, are two of the biggest reasons. They’re not going to qualify for a mortgage regardless of cost. Need help, of course, lots of it, but giving them a house won’t solve their problems. Stop reading "give them free st...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

So for instance, say you meet someone that you know as, I dunno, Mrs. Jones. When you meet, Mrs Jones says “Please, call me Leslie”. Would this fall under the umbrella of things that you feel forced to do and will transform into a grumpy old man? I'm not forced to call her anything. It's not going ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 71
Views: 3446

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

Housing prices are driven up when more people need housing than the number of dwellings available. How's that border protection coming along? You do realize the number of people who need housing are Americans born in the United States, right? Go to any homeless camp. You will find American veterans...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

I'm sorry, I'm still not understanding how this is some micro-offense against ya. Just be nice to others and not a jerk. And if that means using someone's preferred pronouns, just do that thing. I get pretty annoyed at being told what to do, especially if somone is trying to wind me up. See my prev...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

I am GenX and I work with two boomers. One has a child who transitioned and uses he/him pronouns and we work with a Millennial who uses they/them. No one questions it, we just go with it. There are those from all generations who refuse to. I don't understand why giving someone else legitimacy and a ...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"
Replies: 31
Views: 2055

Re: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"

What are you talking about? I think absentee was a powerful new factor. Laws changed to allow it with fewer witnesses (due to the Covid emergency, as zero vaccines were available). I can say that was a fact where I live. This created a convenient new option to vote from home that was illegal before...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 11, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2391

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

Can't these places block streaming services or have streaming services not post content deemed offensive?

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by seb146
Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

Ah right. I didn't read the entire article, and it does say the books were not for general circulation, but for the use of extra-curricular clubs. I'm still a bit confused though, as the article says they were having difficulty getting them into general circulation. :scratchchin: I fully agree. It ...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegas official arrested for reporter murder
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: Vegas official arrested for reporter murder

Off his rocker means behaving off the rails or in a strange way. It does not imply mental illness, but doesn't someone have to be a bit mental to stalk a reporter and stab them? It means you are not of sound mind. It's ok his lawyer can go down that road but I think we both know this will be plead ...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

I'm scratching my head wondering why books about BDSM would be in any school library. Okay, so you can find all about it on the internet if you want, but I'm sure you can find out how to make homemade explosives on the internet too, but I wouldn't see that as part of any school curriculum. Perhaps ...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 08, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12225

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

It is very sad but she did lead a long life and well liked by so many around the world.

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by seb146
Thu Sep 08, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

So, I read this article (I know, I know...) and pretty far down, one must read between the lines to see the books are not in circulation at the school. They are on school property, but students can not go to the Card Catalog and use Dewey Decimal to find these books. Again, the article does not spel...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42498

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Recovered documents include top secret documents on another country's nuclear capabilities that are shown only to officials on a "need to know" basis https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/donald-trump-nuclear-secrets-classified-documents-mar-a-lago-raid-1234587730/ https://w...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4267

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

Good Article on where things stand. https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2022/09/the-nihilism-of-maga-world/671355/ For Biden even to mention something like abortion undermined the more important part of his speech, which is that MAGA is a movement that doesn’t believe in anything but vi...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42498

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Recovered documents include top secret documents on another country's nuclear capabilities that are shown only to officials on a "need to know" basis https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/donald-trump-nuclear-secrets-classified-documents-mar-a-lago-raid-1234587730/ https://ww...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42498

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Likely the decision for the US District Judge to appoint a Special Master will lead to delays with Trump hoping they extend until the possible takeover of control of the US House from the fall election pressuring the DOJ from further prosecution of any kind by harassment with House Committee invest...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42498

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The MAGA appointed judge granted him a special master for the documents https://www.npr.org/2022/09/05/1120885510/doj-trump-special-master-judge https://www.reuters.com/world/us/trumps-request-special-master-raid-case-granted-part-by-us-court-filing-2022-09-05/ They are looking at "executive pr...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cancelling Student Loan Debt
Replies: 84
Views: 4010

Re: Cancelling Student Loan Debt

The NY Post ran an article today that claims the "fine print" in the loan forgiveness is what's really bad. According to the article, going forward all borrowers (not sure if they have a income limit and after the $10 or $20K forgiveness ) will only have to pay back 5% of their "disc...

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