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re: Place your bets: DPRK fires missles towards Guam as being claimed- yes or no - AUFanInSoCal
[quote]Do I think there is a possibility that DPRK could fire a missile toward Guam as a "test".[/quote] Exactly what I was thinking. Have they ever tested on a long trajectory out in the Pacific instead of straight up and down in the middle of the sea of Japan? I don't think they have. This wo...
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re: If an invasion was coming, and you had to pick five states as allies. - AUFanInSoCal
[quote]I feel like it's crazy to leave out California. Sheer numbers and it's location on the coast add so much. The state is pretty divided between red and blue, and Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego are great areas for trade. I think between a triangle of California, Texas, and Colorado, yo...
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re: How BCRA 2.0 Would Impact Your Costs - AUFanInSoCal
What about this one? [link=(http://www.kff.org/interactive/premiums-and-tax-credits-under-the-affordable-care-act-vs-the-senate-better-care-reconciliation-act-interactive-maps/)]KFF[/link] Still sucks for us old folks. If I did the math right I would be paying about $1400/month. I guess I won...
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re: Anyone have old family stories about German POW camps where you lived? - AUFanInSoCal
During World War II, the state of Alabama was home to approximately 16,000 German prisoners of war (POWs) in 24 camps. The internment of these POWs significantly affected the social and economic history of Alabama. [link=(http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1418)]Need help on the farm?[/...
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re: Navy officer applies to become the first ever woman to join the elite SEALs - AUFanInSoCal
[quote]I would readily admit that BUDS/S is designed to be more physically demanding than Ranger school.[/quote] Do they get to eat and sleep in Seal School?...
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re: Navy officer applies to become the first ever woman to join the elite SEALs - AUFanInSoCal
I have no opinion on the matter of women serving in combat. I do have a question. How difficult is Ranger School compared to Seal Training? Yes, I know they have different goals, but just the physical training aspect....
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re: Single payer as a model in other industries not related to healthcare. - AUFanInSoCal
[quote] If everyone paid in and the government became a single buyer of cell phones and cell phone plans, wouldn't that massively reduce the price of both?[/quote] Do we as citizens get a [b]choice [/b] of cell phone type and plan? ...
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re: Trump was right. Obama was the founding father of ISIS. - AUFanInSoCal
[quote]Yes in the power vacuum created by the Bushies[/quote] Yep. It was this vacuum that created the Petri dish that resulted in what ISIS became....
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re: Trump was right. Obama was the founding father of ISIS. - AUFanInSoCal
[link=(http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/11/who-founded-isis-abu-musb-al-zarqawi-started-the-terror-group.html)]Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is the man who founded ISIS[/link]...
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re: Breaking: details emerge on revised senate health bill - AUFanInSoCal
[quote]Enhanced Focus On Higher Risk Individuals: Creates a fund for the purpose of making payments to specified health insurance issuers for the associated costs of covering high risk individuals enrolled in the qualified health plans on the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Exchange. In order to q...
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re: The healthcare industry has the senate by the balls. (Except for Rand) - AUFanInSoCal
I don't understand this Superfund he is referring to. Is the Senate proposing a bailout fund for the insurance companies in case something goes south? Or is Rand referring to the on going health insurance subsidies?...
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re: The Atlantic Publishes All You Need to Know About the Left (Dennis Prager) - AUFanInSoCal
[quote]In other words, the left, which controls our universities, teaches American students that it is wrong to believe in one human race[/quote] I'm confused about this article. There are multiple races. Which race does the left believe in? Are they biased against the white race? [quote]...
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re: Space breakthrough: Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit - AUFanInSoCal
Yeah, so let me know when they start teleporting cloned sheep....
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re: Space breakthrough: Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit - AUFanInSoCal
You still would need 2 quantum objects (2 identical photons) to do this. one in space and the other on the ground....
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re: 9 percent of US households are millionaires - AUFanInSoCal
I think that a 2 income household in affluent areas of the country could have a million in their retirement accounts by the time they are in the 50's. Also consider residential real estate values w/respect to selling those assets at the right time and downsizing to a more modest home....
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re: Cement board filler - AUFanInSoCal
Why wouldn't you use Thinset?...
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re: North Korea : What are we waiting for? - AUFanInSoCal
Their toy missiles are getting close. The test they just completed the trajectory went straight up (1700 miles) and down for 37 minutes. If it was flying at a normal trajectory, It would have gone 4000 miles. That is Anchorage territory. Another 500 miles or so and it could hit Honolulu. Now th...
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re: Please someone ELI5 - why are states refusing to give voter info to feds? - AUFanInSoCal
[quote]They requested overreaching and irrelevantly info such as party affiliation. The laws are very clear as to what each state makes available and that's all they are entitled to[/quote] This. In most states I believe it is illegal at state level to release this much voter information to anyon...
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re: General Question About Healthcare - AUFanInSoCal
[quote]If anything, our system would look more like Brazil [/quote] Found an article on Brazilian healthcare [link=(https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/the-struggle-for-universal-healthcare/361854/)]LINK[/link] Sooner or later this is what US healthcare will look when we adopt ...
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