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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Sanctuary’ cities navigate migrant influx from GOP states
Replies: 165
Views: 8562

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

Those flow to Martha's Vineyard were trafficked there. De Santis went to Texas, promised these people a big surprise and housing and jobs. He didn't even give Martha's Vineyard a heads up. Also, these people had petitions in immigration court to decide if their petition for asylum would be heard. Bu...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1274

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

People get raped and murdered in rural areas. Nothing but nothing is said about this. No one cares, it seems. I wonder why? A "road rage" shooting" happens and, suddenly, we all must be aghast!! OMG!!! A ROAD RAGE!!! SOMEONE KILLED!!! OH, THE HORROR!!!! Get over it. Murders happen in...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4776

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Agreed that the MAGA's will be with us for a generation at least. Like the Tea Party, they are effectively a separate party acting within the Republican party. The ideal case would be for the Republicans to expel them, as they could not stand on their own. But given that did not happen with the Tea...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 721
Views: 57100

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

but... our side... the election... it was... stolen... we say it was stolen so it was. look at all these people saying it was stolen. all the right wing talking heads saying the election was stolen. the fact checkers are simply liberal snowflakes, so ignore the fact based... er.... fact checkers. th...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road rage shooting near Oakland
Replies: 15
Views: 1274

Re: Road rage shooting near Oakland

People get raped and murdered in rural areas. Nothing but nothing is said about this. No one cares, it seems. I wonder why? A "road rage" shooting" happens and, suddenly, we all must be aghast!! OMG!!! A ROAD RAGE!!! SOMEONE KILLED!!! OH, THE HORROR!!!! Get over it. Murders happen in ...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title

I follow a couple of content creators, but none in the trip report field. There are a few trip reporters I watch and, yes, their titles have turned to clickbait. I think it is to get clicks. Simply titling a video with the flight number and routing does not seem interesting to some, but putting a t...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4776

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

My biggest fear is that MAGA Republican led states have already stolen power for a generation or more. MAGA Republican led states have passed legislation making it almost impossible for anyone outside the MAGAs to hold office or object to any election. MAGA Republicans wanted a one-party system and ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Something annoying about trip report videos: The title

I follow a couple of content creators, but none in the trip report field. There are a few trip reporters I watch and, yes, their titles have turned to clickbait. I think it is to get clicks. Simply titling a video with the flight number and routing does not seem interesting to some, but putting a ti...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU in conflict with Hungary.
Replies: 61
Views: 3214

Re: EU in conflict with Hungary.

Orban also hosted the American CPAC, the right wing political conference last spring https://www.npr.org/2022/05/18/1099680587/a-prominent-conference-of-american-conservatives-is-taking-place-in-hungary https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/viktor-orban-cpac-trump-gop-hungary-leader-rcna40199 He is a w...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A new approach to bush fire hazard reduction in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: A new approach to bush fire hazard reduction in Australia

When I was younger, there were tales from Australia about sheep stations. At the same time, there were wars (figurative) in the Western United States fought between cattle ranchers and sheep ranchers. Sheep and cattle were (still are) big business here. Grazing land for both and all that. Apropos of...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 721
Views: 57100

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Judges he appointed are ruling on him, not the law. In fairness, look at how many Trump-appointed judges ruled against him when Giuliani & Co. challenged the election results 60 some times. I agree it is disturbing when ANY judge’s fealty to the law is questioned but painting them all with such...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 721
Views: 57100

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I thought it interesting that the DoJ finally directly identified the true purpose of the injunction, which is to give Trump counsel the opportunity to remove evidence from the investigation. That would be an unprecedented act, and Trump is defending it by claiming his circumstances are unprecedent...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 99
Views: 5721

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

More to the point, compare actual median wages o median rents, not legal minimum wage. We know the Federal minimum wage is well below market wages and state minimum wage laws. Looking to your link rent and wage inflation track pretty closely over the last 20 years. It’s an acute problem in some urb...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 99
Views: 5721

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

You do realize the number of people who need housing are Americans born in the United States, right? Go to any homeless camp. You will find American veterans and American families and American women. Of course there are illegals in this country. No one is saying that. But, if you go to any homeless...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 99
Views: 5721

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

OK, but why is a more affordable place more affordable? In most cases, it's a lack of employment opportunities. Now, if you can find comparable employment in a city that has a cheaper cost of living, I totally agree, moving should definitely be a serious consideration. Comparable employment being t...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 99
Views: 5721

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

OK, but why is a more affordable place more affordable? In most cases, it's a lack of employment opportunities. Now, if you can find comparable employment in a city that has a cheaper cost of living, I totally agree, moving should definitely be a serious consideration. Comparable employment being t...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3117

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

So just trolling then? Enjoy. Not at all. but you can never anticipate how people react to posts, and I seem to have unintentionally stumbled into a minefield :eek: . If you've ever read my posts on here you'll know that I don't do trolling. I got banned for a week about 16 years ago for some minor...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3117

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

In my experience, the most homophobic/transphobic unkils are the ones who are deeply closeted! Fox News and the Republican Party is full of this hypocritical lot. Go to "G-Parties" in the suburbs, secret trips to Fire Island with their "Business Associates" but take a strident a...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1137
Views: 57610

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

And, Graham’s silly idea should be struck down as unconstitutional as there’s no basis in Art. 1, Sec 8 for Congress to regulate abortions. It’s purely a state issue. So, to fix that, he proposed a law banning all abortions after 15 weeks https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2022/09/13/...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 99
Views: 5721

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

Housing prices are driven up when more people need housing than the number of dwellings available. How's that border protection coming along? You do realize the number of people who need housing are Americans born in the United States, right? Go to any homeless camp. You will find American veterans...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 99
Views: 5721

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

Homeless aren’t on the street due to high cost of houses, drugs, mental illness, are two of the biggest reasons. They’re not going to qualify for a mortgage regardless of cost. Need help, of course, lots of it, but giving them a house won’t solve their problems. Stop reading "give them free st...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3117

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

So for instance, say you meet someone that you know as, I dunno, Mrs. Jones. When you meet, Mrs Jones says “Please, call me Leslie”. Would this fall under the umbrella of things that you feel forced to do and will transform into a grumpy old man? I'm not forced to call her anything. It's not going ...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?
Replies: 99
Views: 5721

Re: Housing Catastrophe: Where are the Feds? The opposition?

Housing prices are driven up when more people need housing than the number of dwellings available. How's that border protection coming along? You do realize the number of people who need housing are Americans born in the United States, right? Go to any homeless camp. You will find American veterans...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3117

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

I'm sorry, I'm still not understanding how this is some micro-offense against ya. Just be nice to others and not a jerk. And if that means using someone's preferred pronouns, just do that thing. I get pretty annoyed at being told what to do, especially if somone is trying to wind me up. See my prev...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3117

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

I am GenX and I work with two boomers. One has a child who transitioned and uses he/him pronouns and we work with a Millennial who uses they/them. No one questions it, we just go with it. There are those from all generations who refuse to. I don't understand why giving someone else legitimacy and a ...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"

What are you talking about? I think absentee was a powerful new factor. Laws changed to allow it with fewer witnesses (due to the Covid emergency, as zero vaccines were available). I can say that was a fact where I live. This created a convenient new option to vote from home that was illegal before...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 11, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2793

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

Can't these places block streaming services or have streaming services not post content deemed offensive?

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by seb146
Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3117

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

Ah right. I didn't read the entire article, and it does say the books were not for general circulation, but for the use of extra-curricular clubs. I'm still a bit confused though, as the article says they were having difficulty getting them into general circulation. :scratchchin: I fully agree. It ...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegas official arrested for reporter murder
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Vegas official arrested for reporter murder

Off his rocker means behaving off the rails or in a strange way. It does not imply mental illness, but doesn't someone have to be a bit mental to stalk a reporter and stab them? It means you are not of sound mind. It's ok his lawyer can go down that road but I think we both know this will be plead ...

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by seb146
Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3117

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

I'm scratching my head wondering why books about BDSM would be in any school library. Okay, so you can find all about it on the internet if you want, but I'm sure you can find out how to make homemade explosives on the internet too, but I wouldn't see that as part of any school curriculum. Perhaps ...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 08, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12756

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

It is very sad but she did lead a long life and well liked by so many around the world.

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by seb146
Thu Sep 08, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information
Replies: 56
Views: 3117

Re: Fox News working hard to villainize sex & LGTBQ information

So, I read this article (I know, I know...) and pretty far down, one must read between the lines to see the books are not in circulation at the school. They are on school property, but students can not go to the Card Catalog and use Dewey Decimal to find these books. Again, the article does not spel...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 721
Views: 57100

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Recovered documents include top secret documents on another country's nuclear capabilities that are shown only to officials on a "need to know" basis https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/donald-trump-nuclear-secrets-classified-documents-mar-a-lago-raid-1234587730/ https://w...

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by seb146
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4381

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

Good Article on where things stand. https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2022/09/the-nihilism-of-maga-world/671355/ For Biden even to mention something like abortion undermined the more important part of his speech, which is that MAGA is a movement that doesn’t believe in anything but vi...

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by seb146
Wed Sep 07, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 721
Views: 57100

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Recovered documents include top secret documents on another country's nuclear capabilities that are shown only to officials on a "need to know" basis https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/donald-trump-nuclear-secrets-classified-documents-mar-a-lago-raid-1234587730/ https://ww...

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by seb146
Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 721
Views: 57100

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

Likely the decision for the US District Judge to appoint a Special Master will lead to delays with Trump hoping they extend until the possible takeover of control of the US House from the fall election pressuring the DOJ from further prosecution of any kind by harassment with House Committee invest...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 721
Views: 57100

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

The MAGA appointed judge granted him a special master for the documents https://www.npr.org/2022/09/05/1120885510/doj-trump-special-master-judge https://www.reuters.com/world/us/trumps-request-special-master-raid-case-granted-part-by-us-court-filing-2022-09-05/ They are looking at "executive pr...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cancelling Student Loan Debt
Replies: 84
Views: 4132

Re: Cancelling Student Loan Debt

The NY Post ran an article today that claims the "fine print" in the loan forgiveness is what's really bad. According to the article, going forward all borrowers (not sure if they have a income limit and after the $10 or $20K forgiveness ) will only have to pay back 5% of their "disc...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4658

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

That's not what I am saying at all. What I am saying is that by making hard drugs or prostitution legal, that will not remove or even lessen the underground market for those things. I am all for decriminalizing prostitution but the underground market will never go away simply because it is decrimin...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"
Replies: 31
Views: 2146

Re: Social Studies homework at Bradenton, Florida school: "2020 election was stolen"

SMH and not even comment. I am 1/2 Canadian, how do I immigrate to Canada? What's SMH? Urban Dictionary is a wonderful (and sometimes disgusting) resource. DeSantis is taking the playbook from Orban in Hungary. Pit people against people because he knows if the minority feels left out, they will tak...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10+ dead in mass stabbing in Saskatchewan
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: 10+ dead in mass stabbing in Saskatchewan

I hope they take them alive to find out what may have caused this apparently senseless massacre Nah, I don't want to hear their excuses--they grew up on the rez, they were picked on, they had an abusive father, etc., etc. There's no reason for what they did. I kinda do though, Hearing why two peopl...

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by seb146
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4381

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

Don't know how you could define the problem without calling it out. Biden merely spoke the truth, which has been obvious for some time. As Vintage said, he was never going to reach the hardline Trump base. But he encouraged the remainder of the GOP to reject those principles. I don't think that was...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4381

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

46.9% of voters cast their ballot for Trump in the last election. Can’t say I really know the answer, but for the past 6-8 years we’ve had both sides writing off the other and further galvanizing their respective partisans…and obviously that’s not working. Again you are correct about the trend towa...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4658

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

I can understand the confusion. "Innocent till proven guilty" is a legal term pertaining to the court system and legal system. Terminating someone based on an arrest alone is a civil matter and has nothing to do with "innocent till proven guilty". Unless an an employee is protec...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4381

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

I mean, great speech if you’re a Dem and Biden voter as you can see from the responses here. Less so if the intent was to welcome additional Trump voters and defect. One of the things I hated most about Trump is that he was a divider not a uniter…disappointing to see Biden isn’t really changing tha...

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by seb146
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 721
Views: 57100

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

In his Pennsylvania rally speech tonight, Trump hit on his bogeyman theme again, as he always does. The DoJ/FBI are coming after me, and you're next. "They’re trying to silence me and more importantly they’re trying to silence you. But we will not be silenced, right?” Trump said. Still hard to...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 03, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cancelling Student Loan Debt
Replies: 84
Views: 4132

Re: Cancelling Student Loan Debt

Why are college presidents not being brought before congressional committees to explain why its costs $25K a semester at many of these schools? Isn't the high cost of college the reason for the "crises"? Lets break down their costs, these not for profit institutions. Sallie Mae is not aro...

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by seb146
Sat Sep 03, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 721
Views: 57100

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

If he didn't even bother to read documents that were given to him while he was in office, why would he have taken them with him?

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by seb146
Sat Sep 03, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4658

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

LOL, your first paragraph cuts exactly in the opposite direction you think it does. You basically stated "it's criminal because it's illegal." Everything you listed is a consequence of something being illegal, not of some inherent problem with it. If you made kayaking, visiting national p...

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