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  1. Thread: TSA Pre Check

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    Re: TSA Pre Check

    Clear offers a free trial. If you haven't used it before, you could get through once that way.
  2. Thread: TSA Pre Check

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    Re: TSA Pre Check

    You will have to pay $85 to sign up. Clear is another option at most airports. Some credit cards will pay their annual fee for free as a perk for travelers. If you do'nt fly that much there are...
  3. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    So its melting will raise sea level by 250 feet? That's how far the water is from current sea level to lady liberty's nose
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    Re: John Bolton on the partisan DOJ.

    How does this statement (thanking them for dealing with Iran) relate to their partisanship? I don't get the connection?
  5. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    The "law" wasn't really a law but a constitutional judgement but yes abortion was universally legal for 50 years however there was no uniformity to it. Each state had different laws governing when...
  6. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    Last time I looked there was no law and so it belongs with the states.
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    Re: Fallacies: A Useful Reference

    That works in some instances, but that does not work so well for example with the abortion issue. Facts alone cannot currently resolve the issue. It is unclear when or if a fetus has rights and if...
  8. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    Isn't that what is supposed to happen now, each state decides?
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Aaaaaahhhh Joe.........

    That's not how it works!
    The House and Senate need to enact legislation that amends the constitution, the president then signs it. At that point each state must vote and...
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    Re: Heed the Historians

    The end of Democracy has been predicted several times. Somehow the our Democracy survives.
  11. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Re-read #133
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    Re: New York Thirty -

    His boat and home are well beyond "workman like finish". He had to keep it out of the water one summer because it was not even seaworthy. He can sure ail a boat, but not so good at caring for it.
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    I don't disagree that the penalty was much greater than it should have been - by about 200%. I have stated that numerous times. However, would you still be upset if she was given a 2 year sentence...
  14. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    They see it as government controlled completely by the Democratic Party doing a unprecedented act against a potential Republican presidential candidate. It is offensive to them as it was to most...
  15. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    How about this......


    Watch: Timeline of events that led to fight on Block Island ferry
    https://www.abc6.com/video-captures-moments-fight-broke-out-on-block-island/

    ...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    It's is not about right or wrong, its about constitutional vs not constitutional. And that is not always a fixed target. Plessy vs Ferguson was "law" for 58 years but Brown V Board of Education...
  17. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Indeed. Many of my friends who vote for the GOP were hoping Trump would not run, and now they want him to run and plan to support his election. It has energized some quite a bit and all the...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Her sentencing is definitely using her as a pawn. The average Russian gets 3 years or less for a similar offense. But it is still an offense. She made herself a pawn by doing this. She says that...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    I'm sure there are people like that along with some who see the "invader" as worthy of removal right up to the moment the mother goes into labor.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Maybe you didn't read it fully, there is no attempt at a compliment at all. Did you just wake up from a nap?
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    I don't even know how to respond to this. It makes no sense. Maybe you should rephrase it. I'm sorry but this in not even English - it's word salad.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Yes, and it is you. If you engage Decourcy in a polite and reasonable discussion he is very responsive. You have yet to answer a single question or to be anything but condescending. Surprising...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Of course she should. If she broke the law she faces the consequences. Please specify what country has a 10 year sentence for using a heart medication to enhance athletic performance?
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    She is a pawn for sure. She did bring illegal substances into the country but her sentence is thee times longer than the average Russian who breaks the same law. I'd be fine with it if she got 2...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Agreed
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    You are wrong. Valieva's drugs were legal in Russia, just not permissible in to enhance athletic performance - in other words and athletic association rule violation. Grimer's drugs were actually...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    So you won't answer my question. The skater broke the athletics rules and faced the prescribed consequences - she broke no laws. Briner actually broke a law. Can we stay focused on laws.
    ...
  28. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    My understanding is that there are still some classified documents that were absent form the boxes he handed over to the archive last February. I'm sure that if there is a secondary reason we will...
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    Re: New York Thirty -

    The NY so's are beautiful. I've had the pleasure of seeing them race in Narragansett Bay more than once. It's a shame that Halsey takes such poor care of his NY 40. Halsey is a knowledgeable...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    You are wasting your time with David G. He never answers questions - only asks them.
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    So jail time for using a performance enhancing drug? A heart drug which is legal for a doctor to administer - trimetazidine. Its use only violates athletics association rules regarding banned...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Hard to imagine a contract that is binding in instances where the state department is saying "get out". And even if so, which is less bad: Being in a country that is at war and hostile to the US or...
  33. Re: Can I ask another non politically correct question ?

    I completely agree about Mary Travers
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    George:

    I've been looking at the hate in all of your language here. I think that, if anyone, you are being the Troll. Could you make it more of a conversation and less of a rant against anyone...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    BUT she was also there after the State department had advised Americans not to go to Russia and to leave if already there.
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    Re: Elections: a modest proposal

    The problem is this:

    The Democratic Party already talks about how they are the champion of Blacks and Hispanics. And these groups have started to learn that the DNC is only the friend of...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Maybe you should just let Joe answer the question. No Troll here. Joe asks serious and reasonable questions, and I'm sure will answer them too. If you think it's a Troll then don't reply, I wasn't...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    So tell me what is the mildest crime she could have committed to justify her arrest and incarceration? I would like an serious answer from you on this.
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    You are completely glossing over the relevant facts. So how serious of a crime must one commit before you think the consequence is a just one. You need to know and respect the laws of any country...
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    the NorincoM305 for one. A magazine loaded military rifle
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    The states get to decide. The voters of Kansas decided what they wanted. It is as is should be.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Thanks Tom
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    In the US it pays to know the state laws well. You can't even drive through New Jersey with hollow point rounds - not even if you are a LEO from another state.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    So by the 8th week of pregnancy it would have been 10-11 weeks since their last period. Home pregnancy tests are $3.00. Maybe it would be wise to take a test to know the difference between...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    I think it will hurt them in 2024 and even in the midterms. I may have cost the GOP the senate this fall. I think the majority of Americans agree we should have legal abortions. A lot of the...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    I am not evangelical nor the least bit religious. I respect those who are religious, but have no interest whatsoever in it. So Timothy 2:11-15 or whatever it is, is completely wasted on me.
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Why is it that people resort to this type of logic when they don't want to answer a question? That puts you and Bobby S in the same group.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    But was still less restrictive than Europe (Pre overturn of Roe v Wade) It always seems that people point to how progressive Europe is when we want to push some kind of change to US policy buit...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    from that article:



    If it is properly encapsulated there is no theoretical exposure to water.
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    Re: Brittney Griner

    Maybe you need to try a little.

    Is it your opinion that she accidentally brought the oil in or might she have done it knowingly?

    And would it change your opinion if she knowingly brought the...
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