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by seb146
Wed Nov 02, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA Pelosi attack conspiracy theories
Replies: 166
Views: 7715

Re: MAGA Pelosi attack conspiracy theories

Well, you have to forgive the rational and thinking brains out there for not quite being ready to swallow another "MAGA" attack. Weren't you one of those screaming the same things when Jesse Smolett as 'attacked by MAGA extremists" It is interesting, don't you think, that people who ...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 02, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair 240 Stairs On The Opposite Side
Replies: 2
Views: 1953

Convair 240 Stairs On The Opposite Side

I was looking at some old pics of TTA Convair 240/600 and noticed the stairs were on the opposite side of what their DC-9s, other DC-3s, Constellations, and modern day aircraft have. Facing forward from the tail, Convair had stairs on the right while all others have the main door on the left. Why di...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 02, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

We went to eat at a local burger joint and there were like three grown men working there wearing full body spandex as "costumes". Some sort of superhero or manga, I suppose? They left little to the imagination. On the one hand, we didn't mind, but on the other hand, these are grown adults ...

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by seb146
Wed Nov 02, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 515
Views: 30229

Re: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

That is the whole point! Both sides do not do it. Just because one side keeps screaming it does not make it true. Depends on what exactly you're referring to. If it's objecting to election results and casting doubt on the legitimacy of elections, then yes absolutely both sides have done that. But o...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 515
Views: 30229

Re: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-did-democrats-object-more-states-2016-republicans-2020-1561407?amp=1 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna704026 Perhaps you were also living under a rock during the whole Trump-is-a-Putin-installed-puppet discourse? So ZERO Democrats or "liberals" stor...

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by seb146
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madonna - the Dangers of Fame and Isolation
Replies: 43
Views: 2606

Re: Madonna - the Dangers of Fame and Isolation

I'm going to say I'd be the first to roll my eyes at a middle aged/older man behaving the same way. But really? Look at how much slack Leo DiCaprio and George Clooney have been given. What slack for Leo? Cursory look online reveals heavy criticism both for his green preaching via private jet and pr...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madonna - the Dangers of Fame and Isolation
Replies: 43
Views: 2606

Re: Madonna - the Dangers of Fame and Isolation

Go home, Grandma Gaga, you're drunk. Ageist? Whatever - she was great in her prime, but now it's no longer clever or edgy; she just looks like a desperate attention whore who knows her time has passed. Why is it, when older men do the exact same thing, society just kinds shrugs and moves on but whe...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 515
Views: 30229

Re: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

You’re absolutely right that Republicans did not invent election denying in the modern context. Democrats have their fair share of blame here as well; however, Trump and his enablers without question took that mantle and ran with it to a greater extreme than ever before in US history. Had it been O...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 31, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi's husband bludgeoned with hammer in home invasion
Replies: 51
Views: 4696

Re: Pelosi's husband bludgeoned with hammer in home invasion

Democrats denounce violence and threats of violence from their fringe supporters. Republicans have repeatedly supported fringe (actually about half of their supporters) speaking code terms for violent threats, and only sometimes denounce violent event even. Really? Give me some examples . At least ...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 31, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madonna - the Dangers of Fame and Isolation
Replies: 43
Views: 2606

Re: Madonna - the Dangers of Fame and Isolation

Go home, Grandma Gaga, you're drunk. Ageist? Whatever - she was great in her prime, but now it's no longer clever or edgy; she just looks like a desperate attention whore who knows her time has passed. Why is it, when older men do the exact same thing, society just kinds shrugs and moves on but whe...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 31, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 515
Views: 30229

Re: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

Look how many people are running around believing the 2020 election was stolen and millions of votes were fraud and on and on. How children are being forced to change genders and how the climate is not changing. They get their disinformation somewhere. That that is their media echo chamber, includi...

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by seb146
Sat Oct 29, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona vigilantes are guarding ballot boxes.
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: Arizona vigilantes are guarding ballot boxes.

Imagine the irony if one of these self appointed guards was shot dead during a drive by. Nothing to do with ballots or voting. Just stood in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wouldn’t that be a bit of karma? I can actually see this happening. Someone who has absolutely nothing to do with voting or...

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by seb146
Sat Oct 29, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 515
Views: 30229

Re: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

Yes and no. There's a difference between being contrarian on a debatable controversy and simply putting up lots of narrative that is demonstrably false. Look how many people are running around believing the 2020 election was stolen and millions of votes were fraud and on and on. How children are be...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 515
Views: 30229

Re: Updated: Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

What was considered "disinformation" yesterday can be the truth today. Yes and no. There's a difference between being contrarian on a debatable controversy and simply putting up lots of narrative that is demonstrably false. Look how many people are running around believing the 2020 electi...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

I am going as an old man that follows kids that are now faster than he is.........might not be a costume. //might just stand at the intersection waiting for them with other parents, beverage of choice in hand .///might not leave driveway. You have inspired me. I just noticed Halloween is on Monday ...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGAs mock speech difficulties
Replies: 22
Views: 2088

Re: MAGAs mock speech difficulties

They bully anyone who does not fit the picture of what they believe is a "patriotic American". They hate and mock and denigrate everyone who does not check all the boxes. They tolerate those who check most of the boxes, but, once they are inconvenient, those not worthy are simply thrown aw...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

I am going as an old man that follows kids that are now faster than he is.........might not be a costume. //might just stand at the intersection waiting for them with other parents, beverage of choice in hand .///might not leave driveway. You have inspired me. I just noticed Halloween is on Monday ...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fetterman vs Oz debate
Replies: 16
Views: 1317

Re: Fetterman vs Oz debate

This is something that must be stressed between Democratic candidates and Republican candidates: Democratic candidates will say "yes, I said that, but here are the receipts to prove that is not who I am" while Republicans simply scream "LOOK HOW DISHONEST LIBERALS ARE!!!" while d...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

One of my younger cousins is obsessed with Jeb Brooks, who reviews flights (and recently train rides) on YouTube. So he’s gonna dress up as him… Certainly an interesting choice… Me and my girlfriend are going to be dressing up as two characters from the movie legally blonde, she’s dressing as Elle ...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fetterman vs Oz debate
Replies: 16
Views: 1317

Re: Fetterman vs Oz debate

Listening to callers from PA, it sounds like Fetterman is well liked across PA. Many people think he is genuine and respectable and hold him in high regard.

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by seb146
Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6510

Re: Brand loyality

I had Sketchers when they first came out and they were great. Now, they don't seem to fit my lifestyle. I am sure they are comfortable and all, but I am just not ready for that, I guess. Do you go through the day barefoot? LOL. LOL I have plenty of shoes, though not enough. Sketchers just seem kind...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?
Replies: 26
Views: 1739

Re: What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

I don't understand full grown adults dressing up in crazy and far too expensive costumes. To each their own, I just don't get it...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6510

Re: Brand loyality

There are food brands I think taste better, but if they are not on sale, I will go with something else. I love Tillamook cheese. I have been to their factory many, many times. But, if Sargento is on sale, I will get Sargento. Shoes, I go for K-Swiss first, but it is hard to find shoes in my size. A...

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by seb146
Wed Oct 26, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 118
Views: 6510

Re: Brand loyality

There are food brands I think taste better, but if they are not on sale, I will go with something else. I love Tillamook cheese. I have been to their factory many, many times. But, if Sargento is on sale, I will get Sargento. Shoes, I go for K-Swiss first, but it is hard to find shoes in my size. As...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 25, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you a railfan?
Replies: 29
Views: 2442

Re: Are you a railfan?

I am a passenger rail fan. I like seeing the different configurations of commuter and long distance rail as well as light rail in cities. Several years ago, when we still li9ved in the Bay Area, I used rail only to circle the Bay, starting and ending at Richmond. BART, MUNI, CalTrain, VTA, and Capit...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 25, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona vigilantes are guarding ballot boxes.
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: Arizona vigilantes are guarding ballot boxes.

The DoJ has warned they will prosecute anyone who interferes with voting or intimidates voters. I seem to remember this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Black_Panther_Party_voter_intimidation_case Nobody seemed to care then now all of a sudden people need to go to jail. Interesting. They were cha...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 25, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud
Replies: 35
Views: 1714

Re: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud

I have seen issues like this hit an HOA twice in my lifetime. The boyfriend has a load muffler, everyone hears him coming and going into the neighborhood. Everyone complains to the HOA. HOA tells the complainers to contact the cops for the local noise ordinance. Eventually the boyfriend is pulled o...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 25, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud
Replies: 35
Views: 1714

Re: CA Cop cites STOCK Hyundai Elantra for being too loud

Not sure how it works in the US between Federal and State regulations, but if the vehicle meets Federal Transportation requirements that should trump any State regulations. But if you live in a Country that prefers each State have their own regulations, well, have fun. AFAIK, all drivers in Califor...

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by seb146
Sat Oct 22, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The lesser car rental companies
Replies: 23
Views: 1367

Re: The lesser car rental companies

I rented from Hertz a couple of years ago. I had this great idea (don't do this at home, kids!!) of driving my Christmas presents to my family in eastern Washington. My window was broken out by a Chrysler transaxle long story. Anyway, I rented a car to drive for two days from here to eastern Washing...

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by seb146
Sat Oct 22, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8558

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

I can't provide links to my sources. Why not? I know government sources are a year or some months behind. I get that and we all, left right and center, accept that. We don't like it but we get it. You make a claim but can't back it up other than "here is a definition from a sketchy source"...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks
Replies: 59
Views: 3169

Re: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks

Bonfires of the Vainties, right there. Not as far off as you would think https://www.huffpost.com/entry/miami-spanish-language-radio-misinformation_n_616dbd3ee4b005b245c0b57e https://raceandethnicity.org/exhibits/show/racist-stereotypes-in-spanish-/racist-stereotypes-in-spanish- https://www.latinor...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving habits of US citizens
Replies: 100
Views: 4307

Re: Driving habits of US citizens

This thread is meaningless without having experienced South Africa, India, or Indonesia. Oh, please.... I-5 between Eugene and Salem or I-80 between Fairfield and Reno. Those drivers who camp in the left lane going 1MPH over the speed limit over the Yolo viaduct or at any (and I mean ANY!!!) point ...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8558

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

But most are crossing the border illegally then asking for asylum when apprehended. That makes them an illegal alien, which is the legal definition per US law. The numbers are really hard to find since the illegal aliens are proceed for removal proceedings and an asylum hearing is scheduled as part...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 20, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8558

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

It was mentioned in the first minute of this broadcast. That's all I've got for now. https://youtu.be/eX-23eqYOqU I take issue with the presenter saying they are illegal. As long as they arrive at a border check point and fill out the paperwork and declarations, they are not illegal. Not all of the...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 20, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving habits of US citizens
Replies: 100
Views: 4307

Re: Driving habits of US citizens

Oregon drivers do a similar thing. They will get in the through lane blocks and blocks ahead of the merge and just stay there. There is a boulevard here that does that. Two lanes westbound merge to one for about five blocks then back to two. I don't know what engineering genius came up with that, bu...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Live Music - Your Recent / Upcoming Gigs
Replies: 26
Views: 1362

Re: Live Music - Your Recent / Upcoming Gigs

Satriani has left the West Coast, from what I have heard and Air Supply is in South America. I would love to see Ava Max and/or Dua Lipa but I think they will not be near here...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8558

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

People are using weasel words instead of having a real debate. “Intruder” becomes “asylum seeker” becomes “undocumented American.” These things are virtually synonymous. A asylum seeker is currently defined as anyone who wants to have a life in the US. That’s open borders. Do you realize what you j...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8558

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

Could you provide a source about migrants asking to be bused to NYC? I can't seem to find that information in the link. It was mentioned in the first minute of this broadcast. That's all I've got for now. https://youtu.be/eX-23eqYOqU I take issue with the presenter saying they are illegal. As long ...

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by seb146
Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8558

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

New York City mayor declares state of emergency over busing of migrants from Texas Mayor Eric Adams said the city needs emergency funding to provide shelter to migrants and other people without housing. He also asked El Paso to stop sending migrants there. https://www.texastribune.org/2022/10/07/er...

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by seb146
Wed Oct 19, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8558

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

I never said liberal's demanded "open borders". Mainly for the reason I stated - they aren't that stupid. So is my statement correct or not - "that based on our current policy, at least a billion people could rightfully claim asylum in the US. They just have to get here". Am I w...

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by seb146
Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8558

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

Liberals aren't stupid. They realize that saying "open borders" is the surest way for the conservatives to take back the Presidency and Congress. Can you tell me if my earlier statement is incorrect - that based on our current policy, at least a billion people could rightfully claim asylu...

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by seb146
Mon Oct 17, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8558

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

Actually the US hasn't always been a place that people could find refuge. The example of the Jews trying to flee Germany prior to WWII and in particular the case of the Motor Ship St. Louis is one of the reason why we have a liberal asylum policy now. The point I'm making is just about every single...

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by seb146
Sun Oct 16, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bidens son died in Iraq
Replies: 42
Views: 3329

Re: Bidens son died in Iraq

Biden has been dotty and fabulist for a long time, now he has repeatedly shown to have mental decline. KDW is all over it. Yes, it’s overplayed by his opponents, but the record is pretty clear. https://thedispatch.com/newsletter/wanderland/what-we-have-here-is-a-failure-to-anticipate%EF%BF%BC/ I am...

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by seb146
Sun Oct 16, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks
Replies: 59
Views: 3169

Re: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks

As long as the economy is doing well, immigrants are usually welcomed. Trouble always starts when there is less"pie" to divide. But they are not welcome in the United States by one side of the political spectrum. It has nothing to do with the economy. In good times and bad, there are peop...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 14, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks
Replies: 59
Views: 3169

Re: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks

As long as the economy is doing well, immigrants are usually welcomed. Trouble always starts when there is less"pie" to divide. But they are not welcome in the United States by one side of the political spectrum. It has nothing to do with the economy. In good times and bad, there are peop...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks
Replies: 59
Views: 3169

Re: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks

You say racism I say it’s a cultural divide which is very difficult if not impossible to bridge. Why, then, when Republicans make racist remarks, it is free speech and they get to keep their seats and even given more money to run? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/10/11/tuberville-r...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kroger in talks with Albertsons regarding a potential merger
Replies: 29
Views: 1778

Re: Kroger in talks with Albertsons regarding a potential merger

Even though, on the surface, Fred Meyer is the same as it has always been here in PNW, we are still angry it is Kroger. Many places have both Safeway/Albertsons and Fred Meyer as their only grocery options. Imagine if the two biggest Northwest grocers were folded into one? You think Texas outrage ov...

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by seb146
Fri Oct 14, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks
Replies: 59
Views: 3169

Re: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks

[...] I have Polish and Lithuanian neighbours, there kids all go to school with my kids, you wouldn't know where they came from when you speak to them, they are as Norwegian as anyone else kids, including my half kiwi kids. A lot of the immigrants from Eastern Europe have assimilated to the point w...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 13, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks
Replies: 59
Views: 3169

Re: Los Angeles City Council in turmoil over recorded racist remarks

The Council will attempt to reconvene Wednesday, possibly to censure the three members cited by Biden. A Tuesday meeting was nearly derailed when a raucous crowd of protesters packed the chamber, calling for the resignation of those involved in the meeting — former City Council President Nury Marti...

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by seb146
Thu Oct 13, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Metropolitan Area 4th Highest Median Income in the Country
Replies: 20
Views: 1168

Re: Seattle Metropolitan Area 4th Highest Median Income in the Country

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Zoning, building code, forever permitting process with far too much aesthetics neighborhood committees all contribute.


There is only so much land available, too. What are they going to do? Pave over Elliot Bay?

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