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Spin Zone / Re: Senate Impeachment Trial
« on: January 25, 2020, 12:13:32 PM »
EBT Cards (Food Stamps) have been reduced greatly under Trump because people are working.  They reached RECORD HIGHS under Obama but all the Democrats (Progressives) say how great the economy was under Comrade Barack.  What a joke.

Don't forget.... nancy said that an unemployment check is the GREATEST job creation plan in the world.

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Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: January 24, 2020, 10:18:59 AM »
I was listening to CNN in my car yesterday and I heard something that I never thought I'd hear on that station.  I wish I knew who it was talking.

He said (paraphrasing) that when he was listening to Schiff, he was shaking his head up and down and agreeing with him.  But then when he heard the Rs rebutting him, he said he thought to himself;  wow, they have a good point too.  So it is easy to go back and forth if you have an open mind.

I'd like to know who he was because I can't believe CNN will allow someone with an open mind back on their show.
(sorry, this wasn't a joke).

Wow!  You were probably having an auditory hallucination.

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Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: January 24, 2020, 09:10:03 AM »
    President Obama walks into a local bank in Chicago to cash a check. He is surrounded by Secret Service agents. As he approaches the cashier he says, “Good morning Ma’am, could you please cash this check for me?”

    Cashier:
    “It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me your ID?”

    Obama:
    “Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn’t think there was any need to. I am former President Barack Obama, the President of the United States of AMERICA !!!!”

    Cashier:
    “Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations and monitoring of the banks because of 9/11, impostors, forgers, money laundering, and bad mortgage underwriting not to mention requirements of the Dodd/Frank legislation, etc., I must insist on seeing ID.”

    Obama:
    “Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am.”

    Cashier:
    “I am sorry Mr. President but these are the bank rules and I must follow them.”

    Obama:
    “I am urging you, please, to cash this check. I need to buy a gift for Michelle for Valentine’s Day”

    Cashier:
    “Look Mr. President, here is an example of what we can do. One day, Tiger Woods came into one of our bank branches without ID. To prove he was Tiger Woods he pulled out his putter and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a coffee cup. With that shot we knew him to be Tiger Woods and cashed his check.”
    “Another time, Andre Agassi came into the same place without ID. He pulled out his tennis racquet and made a fabulous shot where as the tennis ball landed in a coffee cup. With that shot we cashed his check.
    So, Mr. President, what can you do to prove that it is you, and only you, as the President of the United States?”

    Obama:
    Obama stands there thinking, and thinking, and finally says, “Honestly, my mind is a total blank…there is nothing that comes to my mind. I can’t think of a single thing. I have absolutely no idea what to do and I don’t have a clue.”

    Cashier:
    “Will that be large or small bills, Mr. President?”

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Spin Zone / Re: Senate Impeachment Trial
« on: January 23, 2020, 08:43:16 PM »
“The left, being not terribly imaginative, always accuse you of what they're doing themselves. So, in this case, President Trump is charged with interfering with the 2020 election by men who have been interfering with the 2016 and 2020 elections for over three-and-a-half years now. Which is why we have the preposterous spectacle of four Democrat presidential candidates preparing to vote to remove from office the guy they're running against.”

—Mark Steyn

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Trump nailed it.  How about the ICE AGE in the 1970's.  Time magazine had a picture of a frozen over Earth on the cover.  They told us the "Ozone Layer" and the "Greenhouse Effect" it would damage would freeze the world over in a few years.  Then they said ACID RAIN would kill us all.  They should car paint melting off cars.  Alarmists indeed. 

Now they recently told us NYC and other coastal cities would be flooded no later than by 2014.  How'd that work out?  Obama buys a mansion right on the water on an ISLAND and the committed man made climate change alarmists still say the world is ending.  The scary part is that so many still believe in it all, but I don't see any of them changing their lifestyles at all.  They buy a Tesla and think their job is done.

you don't understand, without all the work done by the environmentalists over the past decades, we *would* have had all those calamities destroying out lives.

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Stunning takeaway from POTUS’ speech:


“This is not a time for pessimism, this is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good process; to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their warnings about the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday's foolish fortune tellers. They want to see us do badly, but we won't let that happen. They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the 70s, and the end of oil in the 1990s. These alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform, and control every aspect of our lives. We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country, or eradicate our liberty. America will always be the proud, strong, and unyielding bastion of freedom.”

I thought “profits of doom” was a mistake but perhaps not!   ;D

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Spin Zone / Re: Senate Impeachment Trial
« on: January 22, 2020, 06:01:44 PM »
Translation:  We know we can't legally beat Trump in an election because he is doing too well as President as evidenced by every indicator we can identify.  Therefore we will try to remove him from office, and if we can not, at least smear him enough to effect the election.  If re-elected we will continue to claim he is an illegitimate President due to whatever false accusation in which we can come up and have the Media repeat, over, and over, and over. 

That’s the clearest definition of “fairly won” I’ve ever seen.

So now an election is only fairly won if a D wins it. Got it.

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Pilot Zone / Re: Why turboprops for smaller airliners?
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:39:41 AM »
Quite true.  But this discussion isn't about our piston engines.  It is about jet engines that use exhaust for propulsion vs jet engines that use propellers for propulsion. (As Anthony reminded me earlier).

In a way, high bypass turbofans are more like a propeller aircraft as more thrust comes from the fan than does the exhaust. It's just that the propeller blades are much smaller, there's many more of them, they're direct driven, and they're in a ducted housing.

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Spin Zone / Re: Senate Impeachment Trial
« on: January 22, 2020, 04:47:07 AM »
All of the Schumer amendments were tabled last night with straight party line votes.   Nadler blew a gasket.

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Spin Zone / Re: TSA helps DEA steal old man’s life savings: $82K
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:06:29 PM »
The TSA is like the FBI... worthless, untrustworthy and populated with liars and corruption.

They both need to be defunded and eliminated.

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Spin Zone / Re: Senate Impeachment Trial
« on: January 21, 2020, 05:58:58 PM »
Klobachar just ran out and is speaking to the press.  Senators are not suppose to be giving interviews and speaking on the case.

Kick her out for the rest of the trial and don't allow her to vote.

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Spin Zone / TSA helps DEA steal old man’s life savings: $82K
« on: January 21, 2020, 04:07:01 PM »
This is what’s wrong with our War on Drugs. Government agencies have gone way beyond catching bad guys and now rely on taking innocent peoples’ money as a cash cow. Yet the actual drug problem is worse than ever.

https://reason.com/2020/01/16/family-sues-dea-and-tsa-after-elderly-mans-life-savings-were-seized-at-airport/

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Terrence Rolin kept his life savings in a Tupperware container, but all that money now belongs to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), even though the 79-year-old retired railroad engineer hasn't been charged with a crime.

When Rolin's daughter, Rebecca Brown, tried to take her fathers' savings—$82,373 in cash—on an airplane, a DEA agent seized it simply because large amounts of cash are considered suspicious by the agency.


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A 2017 report by the Justice Department Inspector General found that the DEA seized more than $4 billion in cash from people suspected of drug activity over the previous decade, but $3.2 billion of those seizures were never connected to any criminal charges.


When $3.2 billion of the $4 billion total seized were never connected to crime, it’s no longer an excusable tool to fight drugs, it’s now a corrupt system. I feel another letter to Trump coming on...


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code slinging isn't new.  By now the are many venerable old mentors in software.

I know a few engineers that wouldn't work defense contracts on principal.

But those venerable old software mentors are from universities over only the last half century, whereas engineering is at least 5,000 years old. Computer science wasn’t a thing in universities until well after they started skewing left. Prior to the 60s, “computing” was a mechanical process. Even in the 80s when I was a student, computer classes were basically electives. Today, you can’t function if you don’t integrate computer technology into your education. The explosion of software technology ran parallel, chronologically, to the declining percent of professors who identify as conservative.

So I think it’s possible that engineering may have retained a culture more connected to tradition, and to the country as a whole, both urban and rural, whereas the software geniuses tended to come predominantly from urban more progressive communities.

I might be wrong, there might be psychological characteristics that lead conservatives and liberals into engineering or IT respectively.

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Spin Zone / Re: Please, make it stop!
« on: January 21, 2020, 08:12:37 AM »
High school in the 70s.  I raged against the machine in the SF Bay Area by being in ROTC.

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Spin Zone / Re: Virginia gun rally draws huge turnout and is peaceful
« on: January 21, 2020, 04:32:37 AM »
It was peaceful because law abiding gun owners aren't the problem.

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