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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 65
Views: 432

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

Yeah it`s tough, there was no need for a nasty divorce, but it seems the EU true to form, won`t deal in a sensible way & big businesses with large workforces like Airbus UK will suffer as a result. At the end of the day democracy must win out, & in spite of massively pro EU press, disgustin...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 65
Views: 432

Re: Airbus threatens to leave UK if no Brexit Deal

Yeah it`s tough, there was no need for a nasty divorce, but it seems the EU true to form, won`t deal in a sensible way & big businesses with large workforces like Airbus UK will suffer as a result. At the end of the day democracy must win out, & in spite of massively pro EU press, disgustin...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 197
Views: 19532

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

alfa164 wrote:
Moxy?


In Norway this is a Moxy!

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners
Replies: 27
Views: 3204

Re: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners

[threeid]i[/threeid] Yes, we need variety in the skies! (although not a good argument for bean counters), our Asian skies are now dominated by Airbus and Boeing. McDonnell, Sukhoi, Tupelov, Ilyushin and Fokker are long gone.... Sukhoi aren't gone, they're far from it. Er, I mean in Asian skies. We u...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners
Replies: 27
Views: 3204

Re: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners

They could also sign for 150 made in Canada by Airbus CS300 !! Yes, we need variety in the skies! (although not a good argument for bean counters), our Asian skies are now dominated by Airbus and Boeing. McDonnell, Sukhoi, Tupelov, Ilyushin and Fokker are long gone.... Sukhoi aren't gone, they're f...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continued enlargement of OSL underway
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: Continued enlargement of OSL underway

I’m happy to see my home airport continues to improve. The non-schengen area is really crowded at times. That will the net increase in gate be? It is an expensive upgrade, but welcome The last net increase to airbridge supported gates I make at 2, after Pier North opened. This really doesn’t look l...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end
Replies: 14
Views: 8852

Re: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end

Wait, this happened on Turkish Airlines?! Then again, Turkey is quite secular and many people are either Atheists or non-practicing. So, I can understand why this may have happened. I think you meant to say Turkey was quite secular, it’s not anymore, Ataturk wouldn’t be happy with the current state...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14446

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

As the title says, Airbus does not believe it will be able to deliver additional aircraft to Iran due to the expected sanctions. Source, just in German language: https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article214596359/US-Sanktionen-Airbus-glaubt-nicht-mehr-an-Iran-Geschaeft.html Best regards N14AZ This ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Big Split - Thoughts on the Cal 3 Initiative
Replies: 42
Views: 1085

Re: The Big Split - Thoughts on the Cal 3 Initiative

Increased representation makes sense....... But let me be very clear. I can almost guarantee that Russia has their hands in this. Do you want to make your divisions physical, rather than just political? If it's something Russia wou!d want, isn't that rather telling of what the end result would be? ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold
Replies: 21
Views: 2185

Re: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold

Why I don’t see the point. Most frequent flyer programs already have more than 2 tiers anyway, United for example has three tiers that are Star Alliance Gold equivalent (Gold, Platinum, 1K). Only having two tiers devalues the higher above-gold tiers. If you look at the difference between One World ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 526
Views: 29148

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Nouflyer wrote:

And then I’d offer A$300 million to buy Virgin Australia.

Qantas accepts a 65-35 Australian market split with Virgin. That would do very nicely for Air NZ to basically double in size.


Which is what we did with ANSETT and look how that turned out.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6722

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

aviationaware wrote:
The educated people left Iran in 1979 and are now living in America and Europe. Defending a country ruled by an extremist theocracy that's pumping billions of dollars into terrorism is pretty pathetic of you.


Which terrorists are they supporting?

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4508

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

American "credibility" will rebound instantly when the next Democrat is elected. We saw it with Obama. The world embraced and loved him and awarded him prizes before even taking office. Its all theater. It’s gping to take one hell of an impressive person to make up for 8 years of Trump (y...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Replies: 93
Views: 2723

Re: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

I just called a suicide hotline for help and that's the last draw for me. I was told that I chose to be miserable. In times like this, people need a support system, not someone to place the blame on them. If I can't run to a suicide hotline, then where else can you run to?! This is why people commi...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case
Replies: 29
Views: 1458

Re: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case

if the nipple is freed you're gonna get all types, not just the good ones. Here in Spain it's tits out at the beach and some things are better left unseen Norwegian women are now firmly in then tops on side of the ledger, when i first visited in 1997, tits all over the beach, when I moved in 2006 t...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104895

Re: A400M Update

The more recent information does make it look like while it's totally capable in its niche, the niche just isn't as big as thought. I think I'll have to drop the A400M out of my list of possible NZ airlifters. Just a tad too big and expensive with a loss in capability compared to the current C-130s...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 807
Views: 104895

Re: A400M Update

The more recent information does make it look like while it's totally capable in its niche, the niche just isn't as big as thought. I think I'll have to drop the A400M out of my list of possible NZ airlifters. Just a tad too big and expensive with a loss in capability compared to the current C-130s...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10346

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

I see a new corporate livery for Airbus coming on for the Airbus / CS families. A marketing campaign to symbolize the new partnership. Maybe at Farnborough already. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/904/40950706165_ce029c9fb5_b.jpg I doubt they will be able to call them the A200 family, Mercedes alrea...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Replies: 93
Views: 2723

Re: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

mbmbos wrote:
This is heart breaking.

We've got to break this chain of suicides.


Never going to happen as long as people populate the earth.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss America drops swimsuit competition
Replies: 53
Views: 1767

Re: Miss America drops swimsuit competition

jetero wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
I can’t wait for the first obese Miss America, the normalisation of obesity just got another step closer to reality.


I take it you're not a chubby chaser?


truer words have never been written.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss America drops swimsuit competition
Replies: 53
Views: 1767

Re: Miss America drops swimsuit competition

Here is another point about beauty pageants: Beauty is subjective. I know these pageants have a panel but the scores are averaged. So, of one person says "the woman from Iowa is a 10!" another judge will say "I think she is a 2 on a good day" and someone at home will give her an...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss America drops swimsuit competition
Replies: 53
Views: 1767

Re: Miss America drops swimsuit competition

I can’t wait for the first obese Miss America, the normalisation of obesity just got another step closer to reality.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 111
Views: 2757

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

Since there’s an unlimited number of planets out there is stands to reason there are likely millions that can sustain some form of life, potentially life that may very well be significantly more advanced than us, but we don’t have a clue either way.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 111
Views: 2757

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

I don’t see why if there are more advanced civilisations out there that they haven’t visited. Does advanced automatically infer interstellar travel? Further, given the size of the known universe, how probable is it that our tiny blue speck would even catch some alien’s attention? Especially, if the...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5140

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

jetero wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
The baking is the easy part, the hard part is decorating which is the special part.


9 times out of 10 (10?) the form of which is picked from a catalog?


It’s still many hours worth of work, work which he wasn’t interested in doing for this couple so why should he be forced into doing it?

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5140

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Your comparison is off, in the example of the cake a standard service is being denied because of the customer, in the example you use the service itself is what is being denied. Denial of service based on the service = OK. Denial of service based on the customer = Not OK. Think of it like " yo...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 111
Views: 2757

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

I think it would indeed be pretty arrogant to think the earth is the only living planet. What would be so unique to earth to make it the only one which is habitual with billions if not trillions out there? Aliens visiting earth is a totally different matter, I am pretty skeptical about that one. I ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5140

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Didn't you write that you are married to a guy earlier? That would make you as biased on this topic as I am. For the record I am not even Catholic so once again you are making assumptions based on your own personal paradigms. You are making a conclusion without having all the facts available to you...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5140

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Are you able to tell the difference between meat and a person? I am, are you also able to comprehend that a butcher shouldn't be forced into serving halal or kosher meat to a jew or muslim just because they want to buy from him. It's the same with the bakery, why should the baker be forced into ser...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5140

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Now regarding the baker and the "cake decision": Would a baker be required to bake a "halal" cake for a Muslim person, or a kosher cake for a Jewish person? Tugg Good point, the baker (any business owner) should have the right to choose who they want to serve and who they do not...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5140

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Now regarding the baker and the "cake decision": Would a baker be required to bake a "halal" cake for a Muslim person, or a kosher cake for a Jewish person? Tugg Good point, the baker (any business owner) should have the right to choose who they want to serve and who they do not...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump can Pardon self
Replies: 34
Views: 974

Re: Trump can Pardon self

I am praying to every deity I can think of that he will be removed after the mid-term elections this November so we will not have to put up with this circus. At least under Obama and GWB, we were debating actual policy and history and intelligent things, instead of racing to the bottom..... You sho...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5140

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Who cares?? I wouldn’t have a problem if a gay baker refused to bake for a straight couple. A business owner should be allowed to serve or not serve whoever they want.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!
Replies: 130
Views: 3349

Re: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!

Since the 1967 Act, the number of abortions has spiralled. 190K in England and Wales in 2016. Is this the route for Ireland as well. They've been reducing since 2007. Year Births Abortions 2007 772,245 219,454 2008 794,383 216,133 2009 790,204 208,930 2010 807,271 209,131 2011 807,776 208,678 2012 ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!
Replies: 130
Views: 3349

Re: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!

Jouhou wrote:

Ever have a guy whine about wearing a condom, reluctantly put it on, and then rip the thing off mid coitus? I have. All. The fucking. Time.



Here in Norway you could have that prick charged with rape.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!
Replies: 130
Views: 3349

Re: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!

Freakysh wrote:
Raising a child isn't punishment, unless you are that self absorbed, then I guess it is.


Raising a child that you don't want sure is, it's tough on the child, tough on the parents, better to not have it than put the child through a miserable childhood.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!
Replies: 130
Views: 3349

Re: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!

So a question, what is the penalty - social or otherwise - for a man to choose not to use a condom and he subsequently gets a woman pregnant? No penalty. Why should there be a penalty? Conceivingg a baby isn't a criminal act If a man took off his condom and got the woman pregnant that is a criminal...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

You’re building an inferior vessel to what it could be, you didn’t just buy the design you’re also buying into the existing supply chain, but instead of getting the latest kit you’re starting back at the base line.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do boycotts actually work in the modern era?
Replies: 34
Views: 1061

Re: Do boycotts actually work in the modern era?

My wife won’t buy anything with palm oil in it, I know a lot of people who do that same.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7197

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

They have to be. Their union is literally falling apart so they have to be abreast of all the legal changes and coming trade disputes. One single idiotic country does not make a failed union. Its not a failure but when the second biggest economy in the Union opts out that says its not as unified as...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

Forget the Invincibles, the Juan Carlos/Anadolu is being built in Turkey, the Spaniards having transferred technology and blueprints to them. What’s really stupid is they aren’t building the upgraded and improved Australia Juan Carlos they are building the original, they are even using the same sup...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 7197

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

fake news I would venture to guess that EU citizens know more about tariffs and international trade than Americans. They have to be. Their union is literally falling apart so they have to be abreast of all the legal changes and coming trade disputes. One single idiotic country does not make a faile...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4448

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

But they're going to spend $50million on a jet, so one man's magical tushy will never have to touch anything but the finest Australian sheepskin while at 30,000ft? And then no doubt pay for the operation and upkeep? Nah, that's a sickness. Afford it or not. Ewww Australian sheepskin that’s as rough...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

Tripoli is already some 1400 km from Turkey, which is already stretching the F-16, and Somalia is completely out of reach by the Turkish AF if they can't rely on allied bases. Italy has 2 carriers and 3 helicopter carriers (and building 1 new carrier and 3 new LHD/LPDs) that more or less stay in th...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 29, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solo - spoilers!
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Solo - spoilers!

L3 she had a really annoying voice.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 29, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solo - spoilers!
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Solo - spoilers!

jetwet1 wrote:

I really disliked the L3 character, took a good idea and went to far with it. Val could have been a character that would have good far in the series, shame she had to blow herself up....Oh the selfless sacrifice......


It was the voice that got on my nerves.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 29, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solo - spoilers!
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Solo - spoilers!

cjg225 wrote:

I, myself, think it's one of the dumbest things they've done with the Star Wars universe ever, and they've done some really dumb stuff.


Meh I don't mind Maul coming back, btw the dumbest thing ever was JarJar nothing can eclipse that howler.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 29, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct phobia
Replies: 22
Views: 721

Re: The correct phobia

Airstud wrote:
is germophobia.


Does germophobia cover Trump? or is he covered by entomophobia?? maybe chrysophobia as an overall Trump phobia works best???

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 28, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier
Replies: 23
Views: 3190

Re: Turkey announces plans for 300m STOBAR aircraft carrier

Tripoli is already some 1400 km from Turkey, which is already stretching the F-16, and Somalia is completely out of reach by the Turkish AF if they can't rely on allied bases. Italy has 2 carriers and 3 helicopter carriers (and building 1 new carrier and 3 new LHD/LPDs) that more or less stay in th...

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