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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bitcoin Mining Boom Hits Small Town In Washington State
Replies: 26
Views: 849

Re: Bitcoin Mining Boom Hits Small Town In Washington State

I’m looking forward to crypto currencies being made illegal, it’s nothing more than a Ponzi scheme.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 561
Views: 79251

Re: RAF A400M long-range air-sea rescue operations

Seems to me to be a very expensive asset to use just to chuck some life rafts out the back. What else have they got to do the job, it can’t be done from a P8. Yes it can. The Indian Navy has a SAR kit that was used last year. I met the guys that did it earlier this week. Dropping it from 500 ft is ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 561
Views: 79251

Re: RAF A400M long-range air-sea rescue operations

The UK also late last year concluded a series of flight trials to assess the A400M's ability to participate in maritime rescue operations. The activity involved deploying specialist rescue apparatus including container-housed inflatable life-rafts and survival equipment from the transport's rear ca...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 169
Views: 10175

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

And Norway is also famous for their airliner designs and production facilities... They dont make electric cars either. Yet this hasn't stopped industry delivering electric cars to Norway. All the electric aircraft startups will have a full order book if the governments start forcing airlines to buy...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 169
Views: 10175

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

I enjoy getting a good laugh watching the anetters say electric planes wont work. A massive 38% of the cars in Norway are now electric. The highest in the world by a very big margin. Where did you read that, I live here, electric vehicle penetration is high but 38% of the cars I can assure you are ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 169
Views: 10175

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

After Norway has plans to ban the sale of petrol cars in 2025, now they what to make all short-haul flights electric by 2040. :airplane: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/18/norway-aims-for-all-short-haul-flights-to-be-100-electric-by-2040 One hand, it is forward thinking, but it sounds to...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The President of the United States Paid Off a Porn Star
Replies: 87
Views: 2722

Re: The President of the United States Paid Off a Porn Star

NIKV69 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Jeez she is ugly as sin!


He’s no oil painting either.


Neither is Berlusconi and he gets hot chicks.


Which he also pays for.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shackled siblings found in Perris, CA home
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Shackled siblings found in Perris, CA home

But why did the adult children not walk out? I'm thinking that this may have been a fairly recent development. IIRC, the family photos on Facebook were dated 2016 and they looked fairly normal (or as normal as any large family where the kids are all dressed identically and have bad haircuts can loo...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 215
Views: 16317

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

(YVR) started with a 3 weekly 772 seasonally in NOV 2007, but was announced it would be year round before it started. NS was 2 weekly bar July August where it was 3x, it went 4 weekly DEC 08 FEB 09. The 744 was on the route from March 2009 December 2011 same 2-3 weekly, 772’s did operate sometimes ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shackled siblings found in Perris, CA home
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Shackled siblings found in Perris, CA home

Their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/davidlouise.turpin Its all quite bizzar, when you look a the facebook photos they all look like a happy well feed (not american style well feed) somewhat large family, there's comments on the photos from what I guess are family and friends, it looks like the ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the drop in NFL ratings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1061

Re: Why the drop in NFL ratings?

So the downturn isn’t because it a shitty sport and people have found other better to watch sports like rugby union, which is on the up.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The gap between marine transportation and air/rail transportation for freight
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: The gap between marine transportation and air/rail transportation for freight

There are still express ships which aren’t slow steaming, they fill that gap.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The President of the United States Paid Off a Porn Star
Replies: 87
Views: 2722

Re: The President of the United States Paid Off a Porn Star

NIKV69 wrote:
Jeez she is ugly as sin!


He’s no oil painting either.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 5173

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from sh*thole countries ?

af773atmsp wrote:
Who the hell would immigrate from Norway to the U.S?! Unless you hate socialism I don't see why anyone would leave there.


Cars are expensive here.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 5173

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from other countries ?

Do I think its racist? Not necessarily, because there are poor countries that have mostly white people, and wealthy prosperous countries that are mostly hispanic, or black. I do believe given the presidents standing, this comment opens himself up to that charge, even though I still do not believe h...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 5173

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from sh*thole countries ?

Revelation wrote:
Too bad Trump's immigrant grandfather isn't around to kick him in the ass.


But but but he came from the right kind of country not the shit kind of country we get mass economic migration from today.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catherine Deneuve denounces #MeToo moveme
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: Catherine Deneuve denounces #MeToo moveme

Several French actresses have said that Weinstein had tried to have his way with them, however none has accused him of rape. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that in fact several other actresses have slept with him, willingly, and are not now calling it rape. I bet some of the women who willingly s...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Catherine Deneuve denounces #MeToo moveme
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: Catherine Deneuve denounces #MeToo moveme

Airstud wrote:
A dude resigning three months ago over having literally touched a knee in 2002 is a case of things going too far.


Who was that??

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oprah 2020?
Replies: 32
Views: 894

Re: Oprah 2020?

Throw in her history as a teen mom who gave up her child for adoption, her admitted crack use, and her coziness with the Obamas and the conservative media is going to have a field day. And let me add that none of that, in my opinion, makes her an inappropriate candidate. The child died not long aft...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oprah 2020?
Replies: 32
Views: 894

Re: Oprah 2020?

Can we f**king not? Noting against Oprah, but the current White House occupant has proven that celebrities don't make very good presidents. Is there no willingness to learn from this? :roll: Maybe a public servant with a proven track record on implementing effective policy, eliminating government w...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon book
Replies: 102
Views: 3832

Re: Steve Bannon book

Revelation wrote:

I love the line, inconspicuously lunching. That was quite the life Melania had (and BTW: nude photos, who knew?).



This photos have been around for years, she was a successful model after all, pretty much any model you can name will have done artistic nudes at some point in there career.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump
Replies: 175
Views: 5732

Re: The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump

He’s having his physical on wednesday, the results will be published, this should be fun.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 671
Views: 58288

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

You're the voice of Russia, so there's no surprise there. More like the voice of reason, Russia does not have the military (or the stupidity) to get into a fighting war with NATO, only a complete idiot would think otherwise. It’s just not going to happen. Ukraine isn't NATO. Aren’t you clever today...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 671
Views: 58288

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I don't see Russia as a threat to Ukraine anymore You're the voice of Russia, so there's no surprise there. More like the voice of reason, Russia does not have the military (or the stupidity) to get into a fighting war with NATO, only a complete idiot would think otherwise. It’s just not going to h...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 100
Views: 17426

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Good luck on that. Amazing with all our technology we can't find every piece of metal in the ocean bigger than 3 by 3 meters. Well considering the US navy's all singing and dancing P8 couldn't find the Argentine sub, finding MH370 when nobody has a clue where it went down is going to be next to imp...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: V-280 Valor flies for the first time
Replies: 24
Views: 2715

Re: V-280 Valor flies for the first time

In contrast, an AV-8B can take-off and land as a regular aircraft, if there is a 6,000ft runway available. (Ok, I admit I'm guessing that last bit - maybe the undercarriage isn't actually stressed for those types of operations - I confess I've never seen an AV-8 land in that manner) Here you go. ht...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 671
Views: 58288

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Russia is more than a threat to Ukraine. Are you attempting to solve that problem by just saying that Ukraine is not really "European"? I don't see Russia as a threat to Ukraine anymore, they have Crimea which is want they wanted, Crimeans are now happy Russians again; Ukraine is more a t...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 671
Views: 58288

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

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salttee wrote:
"China" is a red herring. Russia is the threat, and they have already fielded enough power to invade and occupy parts of an European nation.


Who is Russia a threat to? They aren’t a threat to Europe.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 24409

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Unfortunately you're right on this one. Privatisation has caused the airport to go a long way backwards in terms of its primary duties. That's Munich IMO. I successfully made an eight minute connection there a few months ago (this after missing a connection in OSL due to SAS being too useless to pr...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 24409

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Please remember that while Avinor is owned by the Norwegian government it is run as a private company with stocks that happens to be owned by the Norwegian government. Avinor is run as a profeional business. New Zealand has many small airports as Norway that are widely spread across the nation. In ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 561
Views: 79251

Re: A400M Update

There are precious few countries in the world that can meet all of the bullet points for making the A400M make sense for moving large vehicles: The NZ requirement which effectively rules out C-130 or smaller is the ability to transport NZLAV and the NH90. Which leaves NZ with the choice of C2 or A4...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's revenge part II
Replies: 60
Views: 2109

Re: Putin's revenge part II

The constant cheering for "Republicans" and tRump makes you a rightie. Being against LGBTQ and minority and female equality makes you a rightie. Demanding tax breaks and cash for the rich because it will "trickle down" makes you a rightie. You hate the middle class and workers. ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 671
Views: 58288

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

W, you know all too well that both NK and Iran have threatened over and over to use WMD. Iran has boasted that they will wipe Israel off the map. The fact that you do not state the whole story is typical of your posts telling about your character. Iran hasn’t rattled the WMD sabre for a very long t...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's revenge part II
Replies: 60
Views: 2109

Re: Putin's revenge part II

Point out a post where I have complained about the fbi and cia investigating election interference. Of course the Russians may have interfered, but you forget I’m not American your problems are your problems, so long as they don’t interfere in my life I’m happy sitting on the fence throwing stones ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's revenge part II
Replies: 60
Views: 2109

Re: Putin's revenge part II

https://www.globalresearch.ca is a well known pro-Russian or propaganda site. Not objective at all, it says a lot that you come up with this site. I googled US intervention in foreign election, I picked the first three sites, there were dozens more, you could do the same, what they all say regardle...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's revenge part II
Replies: 60
Views: 2109

Re: Putin's revenge part II

The constant cheering for "Republicans" and tRump makes you a rightie. Being against LGBTQ and minority and female equality makes you a rightie. Demanding tax breaks and cash for the rich because it will "trickle down" makes you a rightie. You hate the middle class and workers. ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's revenge part II
Replies: 60
Views: 2109

Re: Putin's revenge part II

Social media sites have already admitted they ran fake Russian backed stories. https://www.wired.com/story/how-russia-pushed-our-buttons-with-fake-online-ads/ And there is still zero proof that the United States did the exact same thing with all the other countries. We have backed deadly leaders an...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's revenge part II
Replies: 60
Views: 2109

Re: Putin's revenge part II

Thank you for doing research for someone else. At least you posted links. Finally. I find it interetsting that the first link has an interview with someone from factcheck.org. You righties get your knickers in a twist whenever someone posts from factcheck.org against the tRumpster. Just sayin' Wow ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's revenge part II
Replies: 60
Views: 2109

Re: Putin's revenge part II

Social media sites have already admitted they ran fake Russian backed stories. https://www.wired.com/story/how-russia-pushed-our-buttons-with-fake-online-ads/ And there is still zero proof that the United States did the exact same thing with all the other countries. We have backed deadly leaders an...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's revenge part II
Replies: 60
Views: 2109

Re: Putin's revenge part II

Prove it. And, anyway, how does it make it right that Russia interfered in our elections? It doesn’t make it right but karma is a bitch, I think we are still waiting on cast iron proof that Russia did anything. Its fun watching the US self destruct, it’s like Norwegian slow tv, it takes a while to ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roadgeeking Section
Replies: 29
Views: 1042

Re: Roadgeeking Section

You would be much better off joining skyscrapercity.com there’s a global section on highway and regional section dedicated to roads and highways in the us.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your menu for Christmas?
Replies: 35
Views: 1232

Re: What is your menu for Christmas?

This, it's called pinnekjot, it's cured salted lamb, which is then reconstituted, steamed or boiled then baked in the oven, it served with swede, potatoes and red cabbage.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 24409

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

- Would the Government be a better airport-operator than a private company? Yes it would AIAL is beholden to the stockmarket and its shareholders, it's primary focus if on returns to shareholders and its share price not of running the best airport they can, this is the difference between Avinor in ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 24409

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Not very impressive first image for NZ... a country that prides itself on innovation can't get get its head around running a tiny airport that barely caters to 20 million passengers efficiently Exactly. For the traffic AKL has to cope with (not massive) and the land area it has to play with (genero...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 24409

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

The only domestic terminal that I can think is worse than AKL is T2G at CDG, which is an shed located an 10minute bus ride from the rest of the airport. Then you can't have been anywhere 3rd world. KTM (Kathmandu) international alone is far worse, and that's without even mentioning domestic. Domest...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 24409

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

This terminal is a disgrace. I can't believe we are still using it. What is the timeline on the new domestic pier at the main terminal? There's what AIAL tell us and then there is the truth, I don't think AIAL can be trusted with the truth, the domestic terminal has outlived many promises to merge ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 22
Views: 1416

Re: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

That's ok when you're all mandated to drive Tesla Semis you won't be able to drive 700 miles in an 11 hour period.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The beginning of basic income in Canada?
Replies: 19
Views: 1210

Re: The beginning of basic income in Canada?

These are not harmless programs. Making poverty into a career path is a harmful policy that robs people of meaningful lives where they learn skills and serve others in society. Communism has terrible downsides. Something younger generations have not directly experienced. As stupid as this idea is, ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8645

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

Yesterday 300+ flights cancelled, flights diverted to AMS, DUS... Hundreds of people having to sleep at the airport assisted by the Red Cross- Confusion and anger all over the place. Difficult to understand. Your (insider) views most welcome... Because they aren't Russians or Scandinavians. On the ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's the booziest?
Replies: 26
Views: 2237

Re: Who's the booziest?

Is this in the wrong forum? Unless of course you're specifically talking about onboard/in airport drinking. In that case I'm always amazed at how much alcohol you see getting consumed at 4am at UK airports by those going on 6am flights to holiday destinations. I never see any of that in Germany or ...

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