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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

Why would better economic of scale mean lesser it contribute to the society? Sure, it can gain more money because it make fewer losses. but those losses in efficiency by SME aren't "contributing to society". Mmmmmm no, have to disagree. Main street capitalism was a HUGE part of how the mi...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: End of an era at Fox News

Good to see, maybe he can return some legitimacy to a broken news agency. Not thinking that CNN is the one that is broken. https://theweek.com/fox-news/1007351/2-prominent-conservatives-quit-fox-news-over-tucker-carlsons-jan-6-incoherent When they joined Fox News in 2009, and for most of the next d...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.
Replies: 55
Views: 3666

Re: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.

The rules are justifiably ignored, because no-one can see any worthwhile benefit to follow them. THEY DO NOT WORK. There is no correlation between enforcement and less cases. Two years later here we are, most countries in the world have Omicron in them despite of mitigation. It will continue foreve...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.
Replies: 55
Views: 3666

Re: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.

More hysterical nonsense. Politicians can do what they like, people have stopped listening. I certainly have. Well luckily not everyone is like that. When the NHS is on it's knees according to the Chief Medical Examer, and they are expecting things only to get worse to say you'll ignore anything th...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

How many people are employed by Bezos, Musk, and Gates? Its more than a few. How many of those folks make a livable wage? How many folks are gainfully employed in businesses that support those three's businesses? It's not that they will give their money to other people, its that their success will ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 81
Views: 3326

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6JfJkYXXFQ
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Pretty timely and interesting documentary just produced by ABC7 in SFO - they talk about a visual experiment done with triangulation of positions of people in photos that shows where the 2nd shooter may have stood in Moorman's photo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6JfJkYXXFQ

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

So are you a tax the rich person? I am in favour of everyone paying their share. Start with getting rid of deductions and tax incentives. That there is an entire industry of lobbyists and tax-lawyers means the system is too complicated and “easy” to circumvent. Or it just means it is intentionally ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3185

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

Not to mention smash and grabs have pretty much always existed. And the US isn’t the old west where the punishment for stealing designer shoes is to get shot down in the street. It's not just designer shoes. It's laundry detergent and other normal daily life items. If you don't get a handle on this...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2451

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

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The city of Chicago is pursuing recovery of $130K in expenses from Smollett. I would think they would seek more than that...

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/j ... awsuit.amp

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3185

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

Just pointing out that even the NY Post acknowledges the retail crime spree has been orchestrated via organized crime, not random bands of teenagers. https://www.kcra.com/amp/article/california-retailers-association-organized-retail-crime-task-force-sacramento/38489876 Not to mention smash and grab...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3185

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

This will never become law as enough Democrats won't go for it to prevent them from it being used against them in their next campaign. Better would be to go after much more strongly the street gangs that do a lot of the criminal gun deaths, including funding police more in high crime areas. Exactly...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

I hinted at the issue, the bigger economy isn't bigger for everyone. Bill Gates isn't 3 times richer than in 1986, but 300 times. Interesting discussion about Hawaii. I was doing some wikipedia surfing and found out an actress was living there, I started looking at real estate prices for fun, and f...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

I see many here reciting their Reagan, even though 40 years later his theories have obviously failed. Anyone seeing the trickling down from Bezos, Musk and Gates ? As for automation (and offshoring) I'm not an engineer designing it, but I'm a technician putting it to use. I've no doubt what I'm doi...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 72
Views: 6273

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

There are plenty of child molester women, child murderer women, never heard rape jokes made about them. It's not as strong of a stereotype pertaining to womens' prisons. I'll be honest, I think that the only good pedo, is a d__d one, if they've offended. But I do think that society thinking that ma...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 72
Views: 6273

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Have to agree 100% here. How would people react to jokes about women being raped in prison? Obviously based on the tenor of the thread that would depend on if they were child molesters or not. There are plenty of child molester women, child murderer women, never heard rape jokes made about them. It...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 72
Views: 6273

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

He's dreaming of all the sexual opportunities he will enjoy in prison... ;) Why do people think rape is suddenly ok to joke about if it occurs in prison? It’s not the hardened criminals suffering the brunt of sexual assault, it’s the youngest inmates, lgbtq and low level offenders. Rape shouldn’t b...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus
Replies: 135
Views: 6232

Re: NYT: The Myth of California Exodus

Also, developers COULD clear land. If they wanted to. Then charge whatever rent they want. They don't. I wonder why? There is demand for housing, so that can't be it. If they own it, sure. But even then the land has to be zoned for that use. And an individual development may go on hold for any numb...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2783

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

Gun control is a losing issue...even the Democrats are moving away from it now. Turns out in the midst of a pandemic, riots, and skyrocketing violent crime, people on both sides of the political spectrum value being able to protect themselves. Agreed 100%, along with many of your other posts on mul...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era? Oh

True and not so much. People have had to migrate throughout history for reasons they had zero control over. My grandparents left the “old country”; Austro-Hungary, Poland, Ukraine in 1915 for the US because of war. They flourished, then went bankrupt during the Depression, raised two middle class s...

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by Aaron747
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era? Oh

Maui is a nice place, but it is not somebody's right to live there only because 2 centuries ago their ancestors had a kingdom there. Yes, people should move to the mainland - it's a good option. It sucks, I wish I could live in Maui too. These people have valuable US citizenship and have the right ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era? Oh

Yes, people should move to the mainland - it's a good option. It sucks, I wish I could live in Maui too. These people have valuable US citizenship and have the right to go to school, learn a trade or get a job anywhere in the US. Many rural areas such as Maui have been converted to more expensive u...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era? Oh

If you aren’t making ends meet in your chosen city, it is time to look for opportunities in a lower cost location. Not everybody can afford Manhattan, Maui or Beverly Hills. It’s not a human right to have homes there. Another common solution to living costs is finding a significant other and/or get...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5574

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Are there any large US cities that have had long-term Republican administrations? A few spring to mind - Indy, Oklahoma City, San Diego, etc. Oklahoma City - R since 1987 Indianapolis - 4 of the last 6 mayors R since 1968 San Diego - back and forth but several long stints of R mayors since 1992 Mia...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era? Oh

If you aren’t making ends meet in your chosen city, it is time to look for opportunities in a lower cost location. Not everybody can afford Manhattan, Maui or Beverly Hills. It’s not a human right to have homes there. Another common solution to living costs is finding a significant other and/or get...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5574

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Are there any large US cities that have had long-term Republican administrations? A few spring to mind - Indy, Oklahoma City, San Diego, etc. Oklahoma City - R since 1987 Indianapolis - 4 of the last 6 mayors R since 1968 San Diego - back and forth but several long stints of R mayors since 1992 Mia...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

Question is, why should American worker, be entitled to a certain level of wage, even though his job can be completed either overseas or by machine at half the suggested level of wage? Yes the worker might be hard-working but that cannot overcome the efficiency of machine nor make product of their ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2451

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

What is sad about this case is there is a serious problem with hate crimes and also a fear of black people for whatever reason in our culture. These problems need to be addressed. When you go and stage a hate crime like this, it only harms the very communities that you are a part of because now rea...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2451

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

Ah the women on the view. It's ironic how Sunny Hostin who is so obsessed with race can't understand how Smollett acted and what drive him to act. The sentence will probably be lighter I doubt he does more than 30 days in jail. It's worth noting that mental illness can be worse with celebrities bec...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 3009

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

Federal minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 an hour. It is higher in some states, but the federal government set wages at $7.25 since 2009. For some service workers (those who receive tips) minimum wage can be $2.13 an hour. Keeping that in mind, France, Sweden Denmark, Spain, Finland, Germa...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2783

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

Is the weapon described one that can be legally held in FL? Had the shooting continued as intended, then I am sure the victims would feel comforted by the though they’d been shot by a legal gun. As a practical matter, there are too many guns in the US, both legal and non, for additional laws to mak...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2451

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

1. The girls on The View are unanimous in their belief Smollett *must* have been influenced by drugs. :crazy: 2, My sentencing prediction: 1 year; eligible for parole after 3 months. Ah the women on the view. It's ironic how Sunny Hostin who is so obsessed with race can't understand how Smollett ac...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5574

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Precisely my point. There are no "European" crime rates. If he wants to compare the quiet US districts they should be compared to European districts of similar socioeconomic makeup. The vast majority of US districts are ‘quiet’ in the meaning you intend. My point is still that US-quiet is...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident
Replies: 105
Views: 12889

Re: Delta plane diverted mid-flight in latest unruly passenger incident

Masks and alcohol can be a very toxic combination. Add in all of the other unpleasantries that come with commercial air travel today and well.....Boom. The problem is even greater than the media would have you believe. The vast majority of incidents do not get publicly reported. Alcohol or not, any...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5574

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Yeah, but the problem with that is that it's just not true. Top 10 most dangerous cities in the USA for murder and non-negligent manslaughter: (Murders/100k) 1. St. Louis 2. Baltimore 3. Detroit 4. New Orleans 5. Baton Rouge 6. Kansas City 7. Cleveland 8. Memphis 9. Newark 10. Chicago If you choose...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2371

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

That’s a press release issued by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids about a report by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Not exactly an objective source. There are plenty of other sources to back up statements, such as: https://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/opinions_layman/tobacco/en/l...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2451

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

Verdict reached, Smollett and his entourage heading into the courtroom Verdict announced. Guilty. Well Jussie I guess you will go on blaming police and MAGA voters. I commend Chicago for doing the right thing. I just hope the Mayor doesn't make some asinine statement as she is prone to do. CNN inte...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 72
Views: 6273

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Hardly Well…I’m from the South. And I have family from Some very rural areas, and think you’re statement is unfounded. Then there’s this: https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/most-inbred-states Assuming those rates are in order of prevalence… Sorry; hate to burst you bubble, but, factua...

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 2783

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

Another weakling mad at the world over their own failings. Usually with inability to communicate or attract women as cherries on top...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3351

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Hannity and Carlson BOTH got their covid shots and boosters. While screaming about freedom from not getting any vaccines at all. No one on the right is cancelling anything. However, the "left" (read: anything out side the MAGA echo chamber) is all for holding our own accountable for their...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5574

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

I was on a jury in Texas that found a 20 year old 8 month pregnant woman (at the time of the incident) guilty of aggravated robbery when after being detained for shoplifting along with her 2 year old daughter, she bolted from a back room at a Walmart when left unattended. She ran to the car with he...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2371

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

is there evidence the stragglers will become adult smokers for life? Based on the data that seems increasingly unlikely. What data? Has smoking become much less addictive than it was? If education and taxation alone are having a positive effect then fantastic, but why does that mean further measure...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2371

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

From 35% of adults to roughly 18% of adults and from over 30% of year 10 students to around 5%: https://tcdata.org.nz/TobaccoSectorOverview.html Is that 5% therefore an acceptable loss? One could argue that if the law affects so few, why the opposition? I wasn't aware the goalposts had moved from '...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5574

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

I'm not sympathetic. Your thread title left out the fact that the suspect was previously seen brandishing a knife previously in an altercation with an employee. Brandishing a deadly weapon while shoplifting elevates the crime to aggravated robbery or armed robbery. From my understanding he shoplift...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2371

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

It dose not matter what I think of the product ( I am a non smoker) and think it’s a disgusting habit but it is their choice to smoke a legal product or not Drinking also can lead to unhealthy lifestyle but they are not stopping people from doing that Drinking does not cause illness and death when ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2371

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

The ban seems performative and not necessary. Studies in most developed countries show increases in education campaigns and tobacco taxes have largely reduced habitual use, especially amongst younger people likely to start. Reduced from what level to what level? How does NZ fare specifically? In NZ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2371

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

New Zealand is set to be smoke-free with the government announcing their Smokefree 2025 plan on Thursday, which involves the bold move to ban the sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2011. Talk about interfering in people lives and taking away choices on a legal product https://au.yahoo.com/news/ne...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2371

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

Talk about interfering in people lives and taking away choices on a legal product Tobacco should not be legal with our knowledge of what it does to both the user and those around them. Can you think of another product which, when used exactly as intended, has such a high likelihood of illness or de...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1235

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

I'm 29. 9/11 is the event that as another a.netter I'm another thread said "took my generations innocence". I'm a millennial. JFK was my parents'. Baby Boomers Pearl Harbor was my grand parents. Veteran generation. What was the similar event for Gen X? I have three gen X cousins and for t...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3351

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Hannity and Carlson BOTH got their covid shots and boosters. While screaming about freedom from not getting any vaccines at all. No one on the right is cancelling anything. However, the "left" (read: anything out side the MAGA echo chamber) is all for holding our own accountable for their...

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by Aaron747
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN
Replies: 58
Views: 3351

Re: Chris Cuomo's Termination From CNN

Don't often agree with much of what you write, but here you're spot on. CC was easy to like but his on-air sessions with his brother should never have happened. I found them hard to watch. Yep and the conflict of interest was huge, he could have never covered his brother objectively and like we saw...

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