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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1284

The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

There are many pieces coming out this week on how analysts see the global terror landscape on the eve of America's significant commemoration. It's important to ask where we stand 20 years on with much treasure spent, blood spilled, and effort exerted. The consensus seems to be that the war on terror...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Within that limited context, yes. The fact remains the starting wages for airport CSA are above minimum wage in an urban market, so it’s hard to say this has anything to do with Elder’s silly stance at all. But it's not limited; ask anyone across the U.S. about what they've had to do in the past si...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2648

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

It doesn’t feel like 20 years to me...more like a few months. Conversations with people that day, reactions by people that day, concern for friends and loved ones, palpable fear and spreading panic, even mundane stuff like how we felt forcing ourselves to eat while glued to the news - all are still ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

It's hilarious how someone advocating a $0.00 minimum wage is suddenly equated to wanting slavery. Talk about missing the point! Having no minimum wage allows the market to dictate what a fair wage is for whatever work is needed, and allows supply and demand to work itself out. For example, my airl...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

No one is born with any guarantee of a happy and successful life. No one. We all know this if we are adults, we all have dealt with issues. People born into wealth might also live bad lives, probably worse than those born in poverty. Money isn't everything. Like I said, if you think you can't provi...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

Thats a complex proposition. If the potential for life is based on whether or not someone will suffer or struggle or have a bad life then most of the worlds population wont exist. We all suffer we all deal with issues in our lives. Just imagine the populations of Africa, Middle East, Latin America,...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

Well so let me ask you this... What about the wellbeing of the mother and a child that let's say was an "accident" or effect of a rape? Forcing young people to be parents cause of their mistake or error or something tragic doesn't really speak "for the better" in my book. All I ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

For the child, no due process at all for an innocent, who hasn't done no wrong to anyone. That's an interesting point though. The fetus, until something like mid-term, is not sentient. It has no ability to even think, let alone act, so there is no concept of it having done anything, let alone somet...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

These are just some moral arguments, I am not getting into religious or legal arguments. Do these moral people having moral arguments actually care about anybody but themselves, though ? Do they support laws that help people ? Do they oppose foreign wars that kill millions of people ? Do they care ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

Aaron747.. the disagreement you and I have is that I believe adults can be expected to meet adult responsibilities. I believe you are infantilizing every street character and claiming you can “fix” their problem with government support. The record on such programs is atrocious, rife with unintended...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

...the rest of your list is heavily related to bad decisions from the individuals and parents. This statement feels a bit flippant - can you expand a bit on how 'bad decisions' are the substantive cause of job loss, lack of a savings cushion, DV, etc? Not everyone has the background and life experi...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

https://www.princeton.edu/~prolife/arti ... otes2.html


Congrats - you confirmed knowledge of zygotic cell division from high school biology! Thankfully obstetricians are studying at a level well beyond that in med school. :lol:
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AirWorthy99 wrote:


Congrats - you confirmed knowledge of zygotic cell division from high school biology! Thankfully obstetricians are studying at a level well beyond that in med school. :lol:

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Nobody is pretending here. Do you think those countries don't have social problems? You work not theorycraft. That's the reason this country is falling on its face. Those beliefs that you are entitled to something. You are onto something interesting that is perhaps better explored as a thread start...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

"Almost 200,000 people live unsheltered (PDF) in the US" There are way more than 200,000 homeless people living on the street just in California. Homeless people are from all over the Country even from other Countries. Unless you are homeless, you do not know what really is going on - on ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

That's relative. Some science studies say that life begins way before that. For me its in conception. There isn't a complete consensus on that today, not even from scientists. If it's what new doctors are learning in medical school, it's the current consensus. 20-23 weeks is the viability standard ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

"Almost 200,000 people live unsheltered (PDF) in the US" There are way more than 200,000 homeless people living on the street just in California. Homeless people are from all over the Country even from other Countries. Unless you are homeless, you do not know what really is going on - on ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown
Replies: 45
Views: 1867

Re: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown

United: A319, A320
jetBlue: A320
Mexicana: A320
Air Macau: A321
Eva Air: A321
ANA: A320

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

You have no idea what you are talking about. The "vision" of EU some of you have is just ridiculous. Start paying 50%+ in taxes for a population of 5M (entire country (or 350K for Iceland)) in comparison to 20M+ for a place like NYC ALONE and you should do simple 1+1 that you can't compar...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

"There are many, many, many factors about homeless people." I can tell you the #1 reason why a person may be homeless. Believe it or not- by choice. Based on what...exactly? You might be interested to find how intricately the Pareto principle applies to homelessness: https://andrewhening....

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

So you're saying that Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Cyprus etc. are slave countries? Yes they would be ,except they have workers rights, and standard of living requirements from the government that take the place . In the US, Right to work, there is no such...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

Killing or death is bad for me, no matter if it doesn't involve me, much more when its an innocent child. Don't we care about that? Great that you feel this way, but if so, where are your threads against the cartels in Latin America? Certainly they have killed innocent kids in the crossfire. Where ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

I just looked up "straw man" argument on Wikipedia and it referred me to your post ;) The first line ignores the notion of a living will, and brain death, at which point other folks have to make the call. It doesn't even rise to straw man. Life experiences will tell you otherwise. Just re...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

...the rest of your list is heavily related to bad decisions from the individuals and parents. This statement feels a bit flippant - can you expand a bit on how 'bad decisions' are the substantive cause of job loss, lack of a savings cushion, DV, etc? Not everyone has the background and life experi...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

There is free or very cheap birth control available all over. A simple Google search turns up all sorts of resources.. There certainly is, but that doesn't guarantee it is used without fail. How many people do you know who can be relied on to take a medication at the same time, daily, without fail?...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3218

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

I'm don't think backing off on food production is smart. Andd most farms aren't started without adequate water, it happens as urban populations swell and take more and as rain patterns change etc. And you don't know FOR SURE how much wetter or dryer coming years will be. Yes I do believe climate sc...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

In some cases, it convinces people not to have that seventh hit of crack, and pay rent instead. This statement demonstrates a serious lack of understanding of addiction medicine. I would suggest devoting as much time reading up on that as criminology. https://www.mentalhelp.net/addiction/why-cant-t...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

I guess I am wondering if people here that are against abortion would be in favor of having free birth control available to "of age" women here in the USA. It would certainly help with the issue and, as I understand it, the only reason why one wouldn't want that would be religious which h...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

"Pop quiz: if you had any of the situations I described above, is it going to be easier or harder to get into new housing and avoid homelessness in one of these cities? Should not be a difficult question" If you simply can't afford the rent in big cities, best live in the Suburbs where re...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

We have a problem of cheaper, mass produced drugs that have really come into play the last 20 years. Couple that with rising costs of living in areas that historically were cheap (and sketchy) where people could rent for cheap, and have access to services. We tore down a great many of publicly subs...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

Denver has vagrants then. Lots and lots of vagrants. Begging, hollering, drugged up, spaced out people living on the streets in squalor. The political aspect between the Democrats and the Republicans comes into play in clearing them off the street or making excuses for why they should continue to l...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

In order to find "answers," people would need to be willing to read books and gain knowledge on fact-based criminal studies topics. Sociology, also quite popular, explains why vagrants will gather in desirable places and set up a new "society," if voters decide to let them do th...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

In order to find "answers," people would need to be willing to read books and gain knowledge on fact-based criminal studies topics. Sociology, also quite popular, explains why vagrants will gather in desirable places and set up a new "society," if voters decide to let them do th...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

When its not the government fault (because they are of my leaning) its society's fault. Society fault means, it would never be fixed, unless the entire societal structure is dismantled. And yes, by government's force. I wonder why we don't see that on some other cities and just some cities. Does ap...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

Neither of those are willing to listen to the other side and comprise when the rest of us in the middle just want to get theses things figured out and move on. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/05/24/rape-and-incest-account-few-abortions-so-why-all-attention/1211175001/ This is true b...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

jfklganyc wrote:
Empty streets. Homeless everywhere. Many clearly mentally ill. Tents on sidewalks. And a yuppie class that walks by pretending it isnt happening.


Not sure that is a fair characterization. There are a lot of people who care - they just feel powerless to make any meaningful impact.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

When its not the government fault (because they are of my leaning) its society's fault. Society fault means, it would never be fixed, unless the entire societal structure is dismantled. And yes, by government's force. I wonder why we don't see that on some other cities and just some cities. Does ap...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4125

Re: What happened to Denver?

Incentives matter, welcome homeless people, you’ll get more homeless people. It isn't always that simple, though I can understand why it appears so. https://nypost.com/2019/10/26/nyc-homeless-initiative-sends-people-across-us-without-telling-receiving-cities/ https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/10/2...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4691

Re: Universal Healthcare

So how will the democrats pull this off at the Federal level, expand Medicare and Medicaid or create a new federal agency? Medicare or Medicaid program would provide the venue to for core care and my preference is to go with Medicaid because it involves no premiums. Let Medicare stay the "prem...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I think this is fair. I can deal with an R who will not court religious extremists or stand in the way of any of the social advances we have made. I would be ok with the Governator again. That's kinda the rub though. The Republicans aren't, and we can't expect them to nominate guys like that anymor...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1280

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
It’s the “state’s” call, not the family’s, that is the crime is against the state (established order, if you will); not the family. Nice thought from them, but not dispositive, nor should it be. Unless, of course, you want rule by vendetta.


Exactly - that’s where it ends.

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1280

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

DIRECTFLT wrote:
I think that what Robert's wife wants trumps what the children want.


Do you have the same view when family members oppose death penalty for heinous crimes?

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-go ... 31758.html


Wow, it's like he suddenly decided he wants to tank and lose.
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Newark727 wrote:
Now's a good time to mention that Larry Elder endorsed a minimum wage of $0.00. I'm sure that would be great for keeping people in their homes.
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-go ... 31758.html


Wow, it's like he suddenly decided he wants to tank and lose.

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

While the cost of housing, particularly in CA, is high, I would like to see your evidence that it is a significant cause of the homeless problem. Especially since there has been an eviction moratorium for over a year and a half. Way more complex than one or two variables. It's a multivariate issue....

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I would have supported recall if the frontrunner wasn't Elder. Newsom is a screw-up, heck my local park is now a tent city and the schools and colleges just reopened this week after over a year (meaning students in other states, R and D, are a year smarter than here in CA) but Elder is on a psyched...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I have a lot of friends who are liberals, many are people of color and there is very little love among them for Kamala Harris. I even think Biden himself is regretting selecting her after seeing her in office. The presence of her on the campaign train in California will have absolutely no impact on...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 22
Views: 1486

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

This isn't about poll taxes or keeping people of color from voting. Exactly!! If anyone will take the time to listen to the remarks made by the Legislators at the Bill Signing, they will see how fair this bill is. Early Voting across the state. Extended Hours. Paid time off, for both early voting a...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I have a lot of friends who are liberals, many are people of color and there is very little love among them for Kamala Harris. I even think Biden himself is regretting selecting her after seeing her in office. The presence of her on the campaign train in California will have absolutely no impact on...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 14967

Re: Texas abortion law

It seems some business people still don't get the need to stay PUBLICLY neutral on hot-button issues like abortion. https://kotaku.com/tripwire-ceo-steps-down-after-supporting-texas-anti-abo-1847626560 John Gibson, the CEO of Tripwire Interactive—the studio behind Maneater and Killing Floor—has “st...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6855

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

One of the biggest reasons Newsom is polling so bad among Republicans is "HE IS FORCING US TO WEAR MASKS AND TAKING OUR FREEDOM!!!" the same as in Oregon with Gov. Brown and Washington with Gov. Inslee. Republicans are told wearing masks, getting vaccinated, limiting crowds is stripping u...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Families: Biden Should Not Attend Commemoration Without Releasing Documents
Replies: 27
Views: 2378

Re: 9/11 Families: Biden Should Not Attend Commemoration Without Releasing Documents

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/world/ ... 73118.html
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The WH has ordered a declassification review to be completed by 9/11 and it seems the families are saying Biden will be welcome at ceremonies. It will be interesting to see what the FBI has hung onto all this time.

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/world/ ... 73118.html

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