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by seb146
Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 97
Views: 5110

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

I think DeSantis is a legitimate presidential candidate and Trump is not, mainly because of his seditious or insurrectionist actions (as far as we know) on and before Jan 6. Trump could still be brought up on charges at any time, and probably should be. If I googled correctly, he could be sentenced...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

Yes, I think at dinner tables across America (including mine), we have been talking about that. Yes, (in polite circles), anytime a person declares they are a man/woman/nonbinary, that is exactly what they are. And yes, their gender designation can change at any time. And no, people cannot criticiz...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit
Replies: 31
Views: 1542

Re: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit

I don't know that I agree with him about THE most dangerous. However, having lived through a Chicago mayoral election in which one of the candidates was supposed to be Karen Lewis, then head of the CTU (until she was diagnosed with a brain tumor), I've certainly seen how a labor union leader can di...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

We are just now, after he shot up an LGBTQ night club, learning he claims to be nonbinary. Convenient. That might get the hate crimes charges dropped. Until they see his social media posts. He didn't have a huge online presence, which is consistent with right wingers. A history of violence has noth...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai
Replies: 21
Views: 1324

Re: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai

Why don't some governments allow picture taking of passenger aircraft? I understand not taking pictures of military. I even stopped myself from taking pics of Janet the times we went to LAS just because I was not sure if that was allowed. Why would Qatar not allow pics of passenger jets? Erm, the U...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit
Replies: 31
Views: 1542

Re: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit

Yet another reason to never represent Trump. He makes his rounds to all of the different attorneys, they get arrested like Michael Cohen, possibly indicted like Evan Corcoran for lying to the FBI, ritually humiliated and sued for a billion dollars like Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani. Apologies to ...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 4883

Re: The death of the manual transmission

This is the first I am hearing about electronic parking break. So, I looked it up and what a worthless feature. Our dog likes to sleep across the center console between the driver and passenger seats. She could activate this if her paw moves in just such a way. As far as lane departure or driver ass...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump accused of rape in lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Trump accused of rape in lawsuit

Writer E Jean Carroll has sued Donald Trump in the US state of New York for allegedly raping her in the 1990s. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-63736485 Any kind of a problem regarding getting selected as candidate by the Republicans? Haven’t these allegations been made previously but lar...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 4883

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Since I am soon moving out of the high sierra and will no longer need a snow beast, I think its time to have a fun car, so I began the search this last week. I previously had a VW GTI Autobahn which was a kick to drive, not super fast but still a lot of fun. It had the all important manual transmis...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 132
Views: 4107

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Can’t really tie a financial burden to a constitutional right. That would be like charging people to vote. So train people to be in a well regulated militia like the law says. Oh, but criminals so let's just not do anything at all... The law doesn’t require people to be members of a militia in orde...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 132
Views: 4107

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

I am still not seeing the downside to registering and insuring all firearms and making sure all owners are responsible by carrying proof if insurance and ownership. This would boost profits for the insurance companies and all these weapons could be traced to responsible people to figure out where e...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 43
Views: 1966

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

Assuming that travel at the speed of light is possible, my understanding is that deep space is essentially a vacuum. Once at the speed of light, that speed would reduce very gradually. A secondary power source would only need to counter that very slow deceleration. But if there is nothing pushing b...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 132
Views: 4107

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

I am still not seeing the downside to registering and insuring all firearms and making sure all owners are responsible by carrying proof if insurance and ownership. This would boost profits for the insurance companies and all these weapons could be traced to responsible people to figure out where ev...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

Another response to "why are you libs politicizing this shooting": If he were simply an angry man going for body count because the world done him wrong, he had every opportunity to stop anywhere else. All the grocery stores, department stores, the mall, the parks, other night clubs and bar...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai
Replies: 21
Views: 1324

Re: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai

There are lots of photos of Janet planes. Pretty boring things. Not a lot to see with them. Yeah, I know.... modified Western colors. Still, a "secret" airline going off ot a "secret" airport to do "secret" military stuff. Still, I wonder what the rationale is behind g...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai
Replies: 21
Views: 1324

Re: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai

Why don't some governments allow picture taking of passenger aircraft? I understand not taking pictures of military. I even stopped myself from taking pics of Janet the times we went to LAS just because I was not sure if that was allowed. Why would Qatar not allow pics of passenger jets?

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by seb146
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

Regarding these terror attacks, I think Thom Hartmann is on to something with this: The man who shot up Club Q in Colorado Springs has been called “deranged” in media headlines featuring his “troubled past.” He wasn’t deranged: he was a terrorist. So were the men who murdered Jews at the Tree of Lif...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

Well, he also threatened to kill his mother, so where does that fit in to your tidy little worldview? This situation is a perfect example of people trying to politicize everything. Some people point to his grandfather being a GOP politician so inferring that he must've been a hateful conservative. ...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

Well, he also threatened to kill his mother, so where does that fit in to your tidy little worldview? This situation is a perfect example of people trying to politicize everything. Some people point to his grandfather being a GOP politician so inferring that he must've been a hateful conservative. ...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 47
Views: 2143

Re: 4 College students murdered

911 Should have told them not to touch anything I would think. Very common Very common. Many places when I went to college specifically designed 3 and 4 bedroom apartments each with their own bathroom. Some of them had 2 people per room. I knew college students who lived in apartments. Some even li...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

People shoot up heterosexual nightclubs and bars, too. Does that mean that they hate heterosexuals? Just playing devil's advocate here... Terrorism charges would make sense if no one was killed, since the sentence would probably be stiffer. With murder charges already on the table, adding more char...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

People shoot up heterosexual nightclubs and bars, too. Does that mean that they hate heterosexuals? Just playing devil's advocate here... Terrorism charges would make sense if no one was killed, since the sentence would probably be stiffer. With murder charges already on the table, adding more char...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

Is there any evidence he was Homophobic?. Look at all the Republican leaders out there rallying and demanding laws against homosexuality and the LGBTQ community. From Greg Abbot to Kari Lake to Ron DeSantis to MTG and Boebert and Kristi Noem and supreme MAGA leader and Proud Boys and AM talk radio ...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

Kudos to US Army vet. Richard Fierro, giving live interviews all day today, hearing his account of taking the shooter down, disarming him (Fierro did 4 tours in Iraq) then pummeling but it was the drag queen in heels that ended the massacre with heels to the head, a great image for stomping out 'ha...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 80
Views: 3318

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

Is there any evidence he was Homophobic?. Look at all the Republican leaders out there rallying and demanding laws against homosexuality and the LGBTQ community. From Greg Abbot to Kari Lake to Ron DeSantis to MTG and Boebert and Kristi Noem and supreme MAGA leader and Proud Boys and AM talk radio ...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 519
Views: 24192

Re: 2022 US Elections

More craziness in Arizona. Two Republican counties have refused to certify their election results, in protest against alleged fraud in Maricopa County. This mirrors their similar actions on the 2020 election. The counties claim their votes were diluted by fraud in the more populous Maricopa County....

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by seb146
Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 43
Views: 1966

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

Perhaps, or maybe the ships will be so big that people live and die on the ships as the travel the cosmos. All are possibilities . The living civilization is a real possibility. I don't think traveling faster than the speed of light is a physical possibility. I think that will be attempted when we ...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only in America
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: Only in America

LOL - You should come to Canada - we are the Champion's of "Catch and Release", its not uncommon for criminals to be arrested for crimes twice in the same day - no bail needed. We just had one guy who was released with a "promise to appear" in front of the judge for threatening ...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only in America
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: Only in America

https://www.fox6now.com/news/drug-dealer-bails-out-kenneth-twyman So from another thread I got on this website and found this story. It's a bit long, no need to read everything, but basically you can flee several times after having posted bail each time, murder someone, and still get a low enough b...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 43
Views: 1966

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

So I am curious about something and this should probably be it's own thread: The Earth, Venus, Mars, etc. revolve around the Sun and the Sun is moving also. I don't know around what or if it is just moving at a high rate. I saw an animation that looked like Earth (and the other planets) are doing a ...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 562
Views: 35367

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

In recent Jan 6 developments: 1. Mike Pence has "closed the door" on testifying before the committee, based on assertions of executive privilege, similar to those made by Trump. Which may signal his intent to run in 2024. If he were to testify, he would lose the MAGA base and be punished ...

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by seb146
Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 47
Views: 2143

Re: 4 College students murdered

4 people can't be killed by hand without something being seen or heard. Agree, one of the things people get misled by movies and TV shows with is that murders are very quiet. There was some sort of interview with a crime scene investigator, long-form, that I saw many years ago. He went into disturb...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 47
Views: 2143

Re: 4 College students murdered

Just a housekeeping point: Spokane County is assisting Latah County Sherriff and Moscow Police in this investigation. Spokane County Coroner performed the autopsies as well. Spokane is the nearest major city to Moscow. They have their share of murders, so they are better equiped to investigate than ...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 519
Views: 24192

Re: 2022 US Elections

I was listening to progressive talk on satellite radio yesterday and they brought up an interesting point: Democrats were able to unite under Pelosi and will unite again under Jeffries. The progressive caucus will still have their voice, but Democrats will be united. Kevin McCarthy, however, as lead...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 47
Views: 2143

Re: 4 College students murdered

I agree but there was that case in Italy where a couple was accused of murder but they both said it was an accident during sex. Could it be the two women were "loud" so roommates didn't notice? Far fetched, I know. And I doubt screams during passion could be mistaken for screams of terror...

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by seb146
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 519
Views: 24192

Re: 2022 US Elections

One other thing that was successful for Democrats this cycle, but they need to be very careful with because this is playing with fire. One of the reason the Dems held onto the senate is because the Dems poured lots of money into GOP primaries to ensure that people like Kari Lake, and Don Bolduc wer...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 47
Views: 2143

Re: 4 College students murdered

Someone reporting on this case early on said it was a "crime of passion". I wonder if that is still a lead? When someone gets rejected or it's a scorned lover I doubt it will be 4 people. I am getting the feeling the local PD can't handle this. Someone with experience better step in. Thes...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 97
Views: 5110

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

Given the way NYP, other outlets, and ex Trump staffers are all denigrating him now, there are many grumpy days ahead for Trump. He is ‘a fierce counterpuncher’, as his sons like to endlessly exalt. There’s a long year of scorched earth campaign ahead of us if he’s serious about staying in, especia...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 519
Views: 24192

Re: 2022 US Elections

It’s going to interesting to see if this motley crew can actually take the wheel…or are they the dog that caught the truck and will have no clue what to do once their in charge? McCarthy has been waiting for this ever since he tripped over his balls with the whole Hillary Clinton investigation comm...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 519
Views: 24192

Re: 2022 US Elections

Kari Lake has announced she is gathering investigators to look into election irregularities, citing problems with some ballot printers in Maricopa County, and claiming that voters were disenfranchised. A judge who reviewed the process on election day found that there was no evidence of inability to...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 519
Views: 24192

Re: 2022 US Elections

It's a clown show. They are investigating the son of Biden. They have no credibiliity. They were never honorable enought to stand up for the Jan 6 commission. McCarthy included. I am sure the MAGA cult will slobber all over it, but it is a big waste of time and energy, and will just show the rest o...

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by seb146
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 College students murdered
Replies: 47
Views: 2143

Re: 4 College students murdered

Someone reporting on this case early on said it was a "crime of passion". I wonder if that is still a lead?

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by seb146
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 97
Views: 5110

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

2024 is still some time away. THE primary driver of elections is the economy. This last election shows that is not the case. If that were true, Democrats would have been soundly beaten. They were not. Republicans will have to work with Democrats to get anything done. This election was about persona...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 97
Views: 5110

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

Best case scenario, GOP picks De Santis as their presidential candidate, Trump still runs as an independent and splits the Republican voters, so neither he or De Santis then have enough voters to get either of them in to the White House!! With no hope of winning, why would Trump run as an independe...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 97
Views: 5110

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

To be honest, I understand the problem, and don't know that they can, publicly. They can lend all their support to somebody else, and hope that Trump is indicted and convicted. Even if he is, he would still have support. Probably not from RNC but from some voters across the country and from some me...

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by seb146
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 519
Views: 24192

Re: 2022 US Elections

What does happen if Trump were to run an an independent and was able to stop the Democrat or Republican from getting to 270. Does the presidential selection go to congress? Yes. The Electoral College vote would go to Congress which will be made up of MAGA election deniers, actual Republicans and De...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 97
Views: 5110

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

Will they? Instead of a singular blaze of glory he's presently knocking the house down brick by brick. Whether they can say it publicly or not, Trump is a self-limiting liability for the Republican Party at this point. The only win they had, was his, and that was a surprise that no one will take fo...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 US Elections
Replies: 519
Views: 24192

Re: 2022 US Elections

That's not the case here in the US, because here the winner takes all, there is no post election bargaining. If the small guy gets 1% or 5% or even 35% of the vote, he or she gets nothing other than praise from CNN. What actually happens is that this small guy has bled votes from the other party th...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns right in USA
Replies: 99
Views: 3920

Re: Guns right in USA

No, but making felons out law bidding citizens isn’t the answer, either. Are you saying "make felons out of law abiding citizens"? No one is saying that at all except 2A always supporters trying to gin up the base. No one is saying "take all guns away" except 2A supporters tryin...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns right in USA
Replies: 99
Views: 3920

Re: Guns right in USA

Your example isn't a random act of violence against strangers, it's domestic violence so the general public isn't threatened. So Las Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook, Columbine, El Paso, Stoneman, San Burnardino, etc. etc. etc. the public is not threatened? Something needs to happen. More guns is not the...

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