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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: 1013

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: 3180

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: 4011

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: 3180

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: 969

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: 4011

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: 62
Views: 3969

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: 62
Views: 3969

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: 503
Views: 27113

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: 503
Views: 27113

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: 1620

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: 8432

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: 8432

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: 1133
Views: 55021

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: 8432

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: 503
Views: 27113

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: 8432

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: 503
Views: 27113

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: 3180

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: 3180

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: 3180

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: 8432

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: 3107

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: 1620

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: 1392

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: 3107

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: 8432

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: 1620

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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by seb146
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unborn and HOV lanes
Replies: 37
Views: 2615

Re: Unborn and HOV lanes

Just get rid of wasteful HOV lanes. We could have five lanes here on I-91 in CT, but they wasted it and median strip for little used HOVs. What I find interesting is the left lane is the slowest. HOV lanes are pretty fast for going long distances. When we have visited SoCal, we stay in The Valley a...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8432

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Were your friends barred from Pride? No? That means they are not oppressed. Just like any cis hetero people are not barred from Pride. Pride includes everyone. We are still being oppressed by cis hetero evangelicals. As long they continue playing identity politics, we will still have Pride. Barred?...

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by seb146
Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8432

Re: Time to dump Pride?

My own take is that identity politics can be very divisive, and the more identities you have the more you are going to have competition and division. BINGO. Identity politics have fragmented our nation more than anything. And it makes the oligarchs happy, because they can pander, promise, and drive...

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by seb146
Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8432

Re: Time to dump Pride?

The problems and issues of those who are Trans are different from a Lesbian or Gay male from access to public bathrooms to being on sports teams.Trying to be a 'big tent' for a range of gender identities may cause division eventually in the LGTBQ community, the general public and political leaders....

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by seb146
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 45
Views: 3107

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

When I see the attitudes of the people in the southern United States, I really wish that the North had lost the civil war so that we would not have to be in the same country with them. Slavery is evil and the South's excuses for slavery or "involuntary relocation" are evil. Not clear how ...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 08, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8432

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I don't think we HAVE to buy into it though. I think if we as people...if you consider yourself an intelligent, empathetic, respectful person...you would be cognizant of a basic knowledge of these terms and of the fact that some people choose to categorize themselves as such. While people are entit...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 08, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS to hear Case on State Run Federal Elections
Replies: 23
Views: 1620

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 g...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th of July Mass shooting in Chicago suburb
Replies: 63
Views: 3691

Re: 4th of July Mass shooting in Chicago suburb

If, IL or Highland Park put his “priors” in NICS, no sale. He had no 'priors'. The cops took his knives away but didn't file any charges. Illinois "red flag law" failed because no one moved forward with any complaints or charges, so the police simply closed the incidents. Plural. https://...

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by seb146
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8432

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Pride is NOT like the United States. In the United States, straight white "christian" men are offended by anything not checking all of those boxes. With pride, we don't care as long as you are respectful of each other. And everyone under the LGBTQ umbrella has been and continues to be. I ...

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by seb146
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8432

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Pride is NOT like the United States. In the United States, straight white "christian" men are offended by anything not checking all of those boxes. With pride, we don't care as long as you are respectful of each other. And everyone under the LGBTQ umbrella has been and continues to be.

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by seb146
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th of July Mass shooting in Chicago suburb
Replies: 63
Views: 3691

Re: 4th of July Mass shooting in Chicago suburb

Police kill far more white people than blacks, despite black people statistically being very overrepresented amongst violent crime offenders. The police also kill far more men than women. Are you arguing that the police are radical man-haters? It's not the number. There are more White people than B...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3993

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

The discussion about either EPA or SCOTUS being unelected is pointless. SCOTUS members are nominated by the president and elected by the senate, both are elected by the people. EPA as a federal agency answers to the president and must follow federal law. That's how this whole system of judiciary - ...

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by seb146
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th of July Mass shooting in Chicago suburb
Replies: 63
Views: 3691

Re: 4th of July Mass shooting in Chicago suburb

Likely because he surrendered instead of shooting at the police and running. Not being black was just an added bonus for him. Police kill far more white people than blacks, despite black people statistically being very overrepresented amongst violent crime offenders. The police also kill far more m...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 04, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 2062

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

If my understanding of the legal / justice system is correct, they are correct, it was COURT PRECEDENT, to me that means in any case involving the issue the reasoning of the court would continue. Unfortunately, that does not make it law, court precedents at local and federal level have been overtur...

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by seb146
Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3993

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Unfortunately, I've read that the closing dates for several coal power plants have been extended due to reliability issues. So the US and Europe are finding we still need coal power no matter how the USSC ruled. But the "clean coal" plants don't need to be anymore, according to SCOTUS. Th...

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by seb146
Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 503
Views: 27113

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Ultimately we need to get everyone on the record, under oath. The "sources" thing tends to be destabilizing, and it distracts from the overall message of what Trump did. This is the most frustrating aspect of it all for me. Witness says under oath that something happened. Immediately the ...

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by seb146
Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 55021

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

SL1200MK2 wrote:
I do wonder how those justices expect to ever enjoy eating out again, at least in places with any sort of quality


I guess those six should resign if they want to live a peaceful life....

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by seb146
Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 55021

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

Many local prosecutors won't enforce hard anti-abortion laws in their states as they went or shortly go into effect from the decision in the case that overturned Roe v. Wade. In part many object to such laws in general as to the ability of women to have the ability to control their own bodies, that...

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by seb146
Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3993

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Senators, as opposed to Representatives, represent states, pretty clearly written. The House is equally divided, by the way, and represent the population. It’s designed to require government build consensus, not steamroller a one-sided fix. Politics should persuade, not dominate, inform voters as t...

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by seb146
Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 2062

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

Both Goursich and Kavanaugh, under oath during confirmation hearings, said Roe sets court precedent. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2022/06/28/did-supreme-court-justices-lie-by-claiming-they-wouldnt-overturn-roe-v-wade-heres-what-they-actually-said/?sh=5dcd58365420 https://www.nbcnews.co...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3993

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Richard Nixon, a Republican, formed the EPA. Back in the day when pollution was awful and known to be killing children. Now, the only thing that matters is money. People will get cancer (and many other health problems) at higher rates. They will have to pay 100% out of pocket for those. More money f...

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by seb146
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter
Replies: 32
Views: 1853

Re: Leaked voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter

And I am in the same boat as you - basically the only reason why my vote went for Biden (not that it mattered as I was in a deep red state) is bc I don't want 4 more years of chaotic leadership. Coming in I expect Biden to be useless and clueless, and he is definitely showing that right now :(. BTW...

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