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by Magog
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 2677

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

Let me explain this again in very simple terms. The United States does not tax wealth. It taxes income. So within our statutory framework the rich are paying their fair share of taxes. If you want to discuss what a complete overhaul of the tax system should look like, that’s a completely different ...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 177
Views: 6588

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Why aren't the countries who owned the tankers and those whose products they carried as upset as the US seems to be? I thought Trump didn't want us to be the world's policeman anymore. We don't even need the oil... Since there has been no military response, it seems as if the United States isn’t an...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 2677

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

Let me explain this again in very simple terms. The United States does not tax wealth. It taxes income. Right. So, these CEOs who receive $1 a year in income as salary are not taxed. Thanks for proving our point. https://www.businessinsider.com/ceos-who-take-1-dollar-salary-or-less-2015-8 https://e...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 2677

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

Let me explain this again in very simple terms. The United States does not tax wealth. It taxes income. So within our statutory framework the rich are paying their fair share of taxes. If you want to discuss what a complete overhaul of the tax system should look like, that’s a completely different m...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 2677

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

This argument turns completely specious when you focus solely on proportion of government revenue and conveniently omit the importance of tax burden relative to net worth. Ray Dalio, Bill Gates, William Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Howard Schultz, Morris Pearl and “Patriotic Millionaires” etc all insist i...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 2677

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

It’s absurd to say that the wealthy pay “little to no taxes.” The top one percent of income earners contribute over a quarter of all federal revenues. The top quintile pays 69%. So, no. You definitely aren’t “propping them up.” Quite the opposite. This argument turns completely specious when you fo...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 2677

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

seb146 wrote:

The top 1% paid less in taxes last year while we working at the bottom paid more than we had in years past.

This statement is patently false. Your opinion is shaped by a falsehood. It’s time to reasses your opinion.

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by Magog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 2677

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

It’s absurd to say that the wealthy pay “little to no taxes.” The top one percent of income earners contribute over a quarter of all federal revenues. The top quintile pays 69%.

So, no. You definitely aren’t “propping them up.” Quite the opposite.

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by Magog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 177
Views: 6588

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Remember when the US Government told us that Iraq had train based mobile weapons labs. Remember how that turned out? Remember when Jacques Chirac called BS and was completely and utterly vindicated. Clearly the lesson here is that we should bow down to whatever the US Government says is happening i...

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by Magog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 177
Views: 6588

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

These conspiracy theories are sad. Remember when the US Government told us that Iraq had train based mobile weapons labs. Remember how that turned out? Remember when Jacques Chirac called BS and was completely and utterly vindicated. Clearly the lesson here is that we should bow down to whatever th...

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by Magog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 32
Views: 1157

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

My point is that someone else’s sexuality is simply none of your business. It’s their business.

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by Magog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 2677

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

seb146 wrote:
Looking at your spelling, you are not from North America,

Canadians would beg to differ.

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by Magog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 32
Views: 1157

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

Quite the false equivalency. Sleeping with hookers is a crime. Being gay is not.

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by Magog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 32
Views: 1157

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

One’s sexual orientation is nobody else’s business. Even if they are a politician.

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by Magog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 32
Views: 1157

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

So? This only serves to rile up the Republicans and their "religious freedom" base. The rest of us do not care. We could make speculations and accusations about a certain Senator from South Carolina but it makes no difference. Who cares. It is up to the individual whether or not they choo...

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by Magog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 32
Views: 1157

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

Who cares. It is up to the individual whether or not they choose to come out. It doesn't cancel out "half their life story." They get to decide what their life story is, and nobody else.

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by Magog
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 57
Views: 2152

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

anrec80 wrote:
Well - why should Delta take any sides in an abortion matter? They are an air carrier, not a healthcare-related or wellness business or non-profit. It’s not what they are in business of simply.

Because SJWs demand it.

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by Magog
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 177
Views: 6588

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

johns624 wrote:
aviationaware wrote:
johns624 wrote:
FIFY


John Bolton has no power to start a war.
As National Security Advisor, he does have a lot of influence in the matter.

So what. Trump has shown nothing but restraint so far.

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by Magog
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 57
Views: 2152

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

Who are you to dictate what is the wrong side of an argument? Even Republicans say it is unenforceable because it is unconstitutional, and that it is deliberately designed to get it to the supreme court. So taht question isn't even really there. Wade vs. Roe is settled law of the land, or are you i...

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by Magog
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 1407

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

and how is 250 dollars going to make a difference when I only have to put 5 dollars of gas in the thing per year? "Most polluiting is BS when it is used for about 1-2 hours 20 times a year. If that’s all you mow you could’ve easily gone electric. Let’s be honest, you got called out on your hyp...

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by Magog
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 177
Views: 6588

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

readytotaxi wrote:
So at the moment it is a case of "he said she said".

If you pretend that there is no video evidence.

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by Magog
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1210

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

Dumb idea. A proposal should be an intimate moment with your partner and not about putting on a spectacle. They’ve also become a cliche.

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by Magog
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 177
Views: 6588

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

It seems to me that if the United States was trying to start a false flag war they would have made sure that a United States affiliated ship was bombed. I believe that US military would be a lot smarter that that. Why? It would absolutely be the best way to justify a military response. There have b...

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by Magog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 177
Views: 6588

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

It seems to me that if the United States was trying to start a false flag war they would have made sure that a United States affiliated ship was bombed.

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by Magog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 2595

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

MaverickM11 wrote:
I don't know why y'all bother arguing with him. It's clear that he'd rather 9/11 heroes eat dirt than suffer an imaginary slight,

My false dichotomy sensor is pinging like crazy.

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by Magog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Top Dems Lead Trump In Head-To-Head Matchups
Replies: 69
Views: 2488

Re: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Terrible News, Donald!

You bring up two entirely different and unrelated topics. There is strong evidence to suggest that Russia interfered in our elections and team MAGA gleefully accepted. That is much more important. EDIT: Democrats are not demanding Hillary be installed but, rather, the current occupant of the White ...

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by Magog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Top Dems Lead Trump In Head-To-Head Matchups
Replies: 69
Views: 2488

Re: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Terrible News, Donald!

So, two things: 1. It is over a year to the presidential election 2. He and his MAGA fan boys will not accept any result other than him winning. Kind of like the democrats not accepting the result of Hillary losing, despite parroting that Trump and his supporters should stop claiming election fraud...

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by Magog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3582

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

It was a horrible analogy.

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by Magog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1258

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

Would any Trump supporters explain how this isn't absolutely bonkers? I just don't understand how any American could side with him on this. He may be protecting an asset. That wasn't my question. My question wasn't "why is Trump doing this?" but rather "how is anyone defending Trump ...

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by Magog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1258

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

sw733 wrote:
Would any Trump supporters explain how this isn't absolutely bonkers? I just don't understand how any American could side with him on this.

He may be protecting an asset.

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 150
Views: 5496

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I find it interesting that you are arguing that the voting public strongly favors initiatives that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions when we just had Trump elected. That’s all I’m saying. It’s really not a controversial observation.

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 150
Views: 5496

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Not let us all turn to page 108 in the Magog hymnal... First we sing " For the record there has been no increased frequency or intensity of Hurricanes and Typhoons... "... When proven wrong, we should join the chorus with "As I have said earlier, the consensus is that global warming ...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1258

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

He might just be protecting sources. There isn’t enough information to really know.

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 150
Views: 5496

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I want to see the Feds OUT of deciding what fuel efficiency I’m willing to pay or what type of car I drive. Safety, I’ll agree, but what kind of gas mileage I get-none of heir business. So, yes, I agree with eliminating CAFE, and it probably has a lot of support for the reasons I gave. I think we c...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 150
Views: 5496

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Not let us all turn to page 108 in the Magog hymnal... First we sing " For the record there has been no increased frequency or intensity of Hurricanes and Typhoons... "... When proven wrong, we should join the chorus with "As I have said earlier, the consensus is that global warming ...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 150
Views: 5496

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

...he won a minority of the electorate, hardly on the be-all-end-all of coal. Your point? My point is that Trump's victory shows that your argument that "voters strongly support fuel efficiency standards" is a crappy argument. The only crappy argument is you ascribing Trump's loss of the ...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 150
Views: 5496

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

For the record there has been no increased frequency or intensity of Hurricanes and Typhoons. More humans and more property being affected is not because of anthropogenic global warming but because of more humans and more infrastructure. Predictions from the last 30 years have inaccurate or just bl...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3582

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

If it happened, it is a genuine thing. Time to bone up on English... A thing? Yes. An irrelevant thing? Yes. But of course the anti-Christian bigotry on this forum hates to take a day off. So.... opposing restrictive government intervention in a woman's rights is now "anti-Christian bigotry&qu...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3582

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

The point is that there are church leaders telling their congregations that voting for a Democrat is wrong and evil. I get it. You want to believe that this is true. Badly. Except for an extremely rare outlier, this just isn't happening. At least not in their official capacity. You can thank tax la...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 1859

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

The OP could have learned something had they stuck around. But apparently facts are less important to them than desired beliefs.

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3582

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

alfa164 wrote:
Magog wrote:
Has it happened somewhere? I am sure it has. But is this a genuine thing - absolutely not.


If it happened, it is a genuine thing. Time to bone up on English...

A thing? Yes. An irrelevant thing? Yes.

But of course the anti-Christian bigotry on this forum hates to take a day off.

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 150
Views: 5496

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

That's a lot of nonsense. Voters strongly support fuel efficiency standards and car companies are begging the Trump administration to not lower the standards, so that leaves republicans and the fossil fuel industry as the sole parties interested in reducing fuel standards. If a President can go aga...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3582

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

The point is that there are church leaders telling their congregations that voting for a Democrat is wrong and evil. I get it. You want to believe that this is true. Badly. Except for an extremely rare outlier, this just isn't happening. At least not in their official capacity. You can thank tax la...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 150
Views: 5496

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Oh, I know, all of the above, answer E. CAFE is ridiculous as its primary effect has been to increase annual miles driven—longer commutes, more exurban development, and cheaper transportation by the reduction in cost. Voters love their pickups and SUVs, car makers love the profits from big vehicles...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3582

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

In the great words :lol: of another poster: Please stop making things up! https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/religious-right-pastor-labels-evangelicals-who-wont-support-trump-morons https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/franklin-grahams-uneasy-alliance-with-donald-trump https://www.star-...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 1859

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

If you want to argue that women making less than men on average is not a societal problem that's your right... Well, if women work fewer hours (men work roughly 5 hours more per week on average), choose to work in lower paying, but more fulfilling, fields and work in less dangerous jobs, it stands ...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3582

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

Because churches pay no taxes, they can give and give and give to the Republican party and tell their minions to vote Republican because every unborn life is more sacred than those children starving on the street. Please stop making things up. It’s getting old. Churches cannot give to the Republica...

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by Magog
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3582

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

Because churches pay no taxes, they can give and give and give to the Republican party and tell their minions to vote Republican because every unborn life is more sacred than those children starving on the street. Please stop making things up. It’s getting old. Churches cannot give to the Republica...

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by Magog
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 150
Views: 5496

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Nuclear power, when we consider deaths per terawatt hour (TWh), is by far the safest form of energy production. It is even safer than wind and solar, mainly from mining the elements needed in their construction, but also in their installation and operation. Nuclear power is baseload energy. Renewabl...

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by Magog
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3055

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Sure, prison! Who cares if there wasn't a crime, jus throw him in jail and let him rot on water and bread. So 'lock her up!' was okay but 'lock him up!' isn't? Good to know. The hypocrisy is comical. To be fair, the hypocrisy is on both sides. If “lock her up” wasn’t okay, then you should be very c...

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