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Spin Zone / Re: Good morning
« on: January 15, 2020, 11:05:30 AM »
Maybe, not certain.  You get the worst on the windward side of the Lake, less so on the lee side.  That's why Cleveland gets hammered while Toledo doesn't get it as badly.  Don't know where Huron fits into the mix.  What I do know if lake breezes should keep it nice and pleasantly cool in the summer.  Gets too damn hot where I live.
Roger that. A few years ago I worked out of our Cleveland office, but had to go up to Ashtabula to meet with a client. WOW. Quite a difference. Ashtabula got nailed with snow. Good thing National car rental gave me a very nice upgrade to a large size rear wheel drive car.

Spin Zone / Re: Good morning
« on: January 15, 2020, 10:00:05 AM »
5A1 and S24 are the nearest I see other than 88D.  PCW is also in the mix.  They all look like a bit of a drive to me.  I'm not that familiar with the area from the ground (fly over it all the time).  S24 tends to have cheap gas.
While I think Josh lived not too far from Lake Michigan, I suspect his new home will redefine “lake effect snow.”

Spin Zone / Re: More from the Peoples Republic of Cambridge
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:57:35 AM »
This is a double edge sword.  I don't like all the cameras viewing us almost from the time we leave our homes until we return.  It is pervasive and invasive, but the courts have ruled that once you leave your home you have no right to privacy.

The cameras on the street, both public and private do help law enforcement catch criminals which is a good thing.  Facial recognition software can only enhance their effectiveness.  On one hand, I support it, and the other I abhor it.  This is not an easy one, because I do not like being monitored almost 24/7.

People that let Alexa, Siri, and similar devices in their homes have to be nuts.  That is voluntary surveillance in one's own home.
Man, I totally agree with you about those devices. I have strong conservative friends and clients who are distrustful of government willingly have an Alexa in their home so it can turn on music, and other bullshit stuff. Wild. Smh.

Spin Zone / Re:
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:53:56 AM »
I think they are wavering on the sporting rifles confiscation and ban due to a huge backlash from law enforcement and citizens. 

To me, and many others, all gun laws other than the Second Amendment are INFRINGEMENTS and illegal.  Corrupt courts have upheld them to the point we now have 22,000 gun laws on the books at the Fed, State and Local levels.  The Supreme Court needs to do their job and hear cases on these illegal, Unconstitutional laws.
Heller was the worst ruling that Scalia ever wrote. Yes, he properly acknowledged that the RKBA was an individual right. (Sadly, 4 justices claimed otherwise.) and his opinion in this area was brilliantly written.

However, he acknowledged that some restrictions are reasonable (I don’t recall the specifics on this in his opinion, but I think he was acknowledging some of Breyer’s arguments in Breyer’s dissent.)

So I agree with you Anthony.

In his opinion Scalia wrote: 

“We know of no other enumerated constitutional right whose core protection has been subject to a freestanding “interest-balancing” approach.  The very enumeration of a right takes out of hands of government - even the Third Branch of Government - the power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon.  A constitutional guarantee subject to future judges’ assessments of its usefulness is no constitutional guarantee at all.”

Spin Zone / Re: Good morning
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:29:37 AM »
Nice area.  Not a lot of airstrips around, other than 88D.  Never landed there, my Mooney is allergic to little turf strips.  Good luck with the move.  Hope its the last one for awhile.  I hate moving.
Isn’t there an airport in nearby Sandusky?  I took my first airplane ride on an Island Airways Ford Tri-Motor to Put-in-Bay.

Anyway, congrats Josh. However, with your departure I understand Miller is going to have to cut their beer production by 15%. Thanks a lot.

Spin Zone / Re: Real ID - compare with voter ID
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:19:15 AM »
Let's be fair, Democrats do not own ethical integrity issues.  Republicans commit voter fraud too, maybe in increasing numbers because it's already being done and they need to help balance things out.  I'm sure you at least heard about the issue down in Rockingham in 2018.
Let’s be real. While there may be bad actors on both sides, your equivalency is bullshit.

Republicans are universally for one REAL person, one vote.

Democrats almost universally deny voting fraud exists, and fight to the death to clean up voting rolls, claiming “disenfranchisement,” an unsupported bullshit argument.

Same with voter ID. I recently saw a guy interview white people in Berkeley regarding voter ID, and the universal take was that it was racist, cause disenfranchisement, and of course many black people can’t get to the DMV to get an ID card, or have no access to the internet, so you are denying their “right” to vote.

The same guy then went to Harlem and interviewed blacks about IDs, and across the board everyone had one, and everyone knew exactly where the DMV was. Further, across the board the black people called the take of the Berkeley respondents as “uninformed,” “ignorant,” and “racist.”  They laughed their ass off when they were told that people at Berkeley said that blacks had no access to the internet.

Spin Zone / Re: Feeling the Bern, or maybe the Burn.....
« on: January 14, 2020, 01:51:59 PM »
From those of us on the front lines in Milwaukee:

Spin Zone / Re: This is big.
« on: January 14, 2020, 11:28:13 AM »
It's not like that place is Arkansas
Well played sir! 

Spin Zone / Re: Good morning
« on: January 14, 2020, 09:02:06 AM »
I’m acting like a liberal and seeking my safe space.

It gets frustrating when it seems people are ready to pounce on anything you say. Even people that you think of internet friends.

Really Joe?

Spin Zone / Re: Good morning
« on: January 14, 2020, 09:00:19 AM »
Where is everyone? Have y’all gone over to that other board? I need to know because it’s 2020, dear people, and without active discussion with you, I’m not going to make it to Election Day with my sanity intact.

Thank you.

Still here Becky, but it is tax season, so my ability to jump in is a little more limited. Plus I’ve been working on purchasing a Navion.

Keep it up!  I’m not going to mess with that new site.

Spin Zone / Re: from the you've-got-to-be-kidding file
« on: January 13, 2020, 12:14:23 PM »
There’s also a high level of virtue signaling with companies offering such things.

At my firm we have parental leave, which gives men paternity leave benefits. Our “wellness” programs are broken out as physical, financial, social, and emotional.

When my daughter was born I had a strong sense of responsibility to provide for my newly-grown family, so I felt I needed to get back to work ASAP.  But young guys ALL take their paternity leave benefit.

What the Climate alarmists are calling climate is really weather.  They say the warming or even cooling if it happens is "abnormal" when we've had natural, and drastic swings in temperature in the past before Man's industrialization, and Man's existence. 

The Global Elitists have given Progressives a new meaning and relevance in their lives, just like the 60's protesters used the Vietnam War.  They've given them a PURPOSE in an otherwise meaningless existence.
Remember when the global warming faithful lectured us that individual weather events prove nothing, because weather is not the same as climate?

Ah, good times. Good times.

Spin Zone / Re: Escalation
« on: January 10, 2020, 12:12:38 PM »
Nowhere and nohow did I encourage even a similar strategy that we used in Iraq.

In Iraq, we sacrificed our troops by ROEs that prevented them from defending themselves from citizens.
We (some of us) were convinced the Iraqi's would greet our troops in the streets of Baghdad with open arms and flower bouquets.
We tried to forge alliances with known enemies of ours just because they were enemies of our other enemies.
We paid those allies millions of dollars and gave them weapons, only to have them renege and we would do the same thing with other enemies of ours.
We tried to force "democracy" on a population that has no respect for, or history of democracy.
We tried to rebuild them in our image.

Where in the world did you get from my post that I was advocating for any of that?
And if you didn't deduce any of those things from my post, then what did you think I was advocating that was similar to GWB and Iraq other than "attack the shit out of them and destroy their ability to be a threat to us?"

I just don't see how you thought I was encouraging another Iraq type incursion.
To be fair to Becky, when you suggested taking them out (whatever that means) and forcing regime change, I had the same
Impression. Regime change was a driving force in Gulf War II.

When I was in college in about 1972 a PhD chemist assured the class that the worldwide supply of natural gas would be gone in ten years at most.  Oops.

PhD = Piled higher and Deeper

Spin Zone / Re: Escalation
« on: January 10, 2020, 08:40:02 AM »
No!  Orange Box Bad!
Pilot Spin post of the day! 

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