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by moo
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"
Replies: 30
Views: 1451

Re: PETA wants to rename the baseball pitching area to "Arm Barn"

Congratulations to everyone in this thread, you have done what PETA set out to achieve - get their name and agendas discussed on the internet. You have been trolled. By PETA. They do not care about the actual thing they protest against - they pick extreme things to protest about precisely because it...

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by moo
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2258

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Perp is a Danish citizen AND a recent convert to the Religion of Peace. As for a shooting, in this case, you actually do "shoot" an arrow. It's time for Common Sense High Capacity bow regulation now. End Bow Violence Now! Well in this case, this qualifies as a 'mass shooting'. Since it ki...

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by moo
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?
Replies: 18
Views: 1508

Re: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?

I'm not sure I see the point of arming such a missile with a nuke. An ICBM in its reentry phase (its various reentry vehicles) is already hypersonic. The advantage of an hypersonic missile is to emulate the difficulty of interception of an ICBM without being a WMD. To attack an aircraft carrier for...

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by moo
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2043

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

On top of this all, it seems that America is overmedicated. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Americans consume 75 percent of the world’s prescription drugs. Nearly three in five American adults take a prescription drug at any given time. Someone could also argue that prescription ...

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by moo
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2043

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

How does pricing work now? In the US? Like this: In the United States, the price of prescription drugs is relatively unregulated, enabling pharmaceutical companies to increase their drug prices beyond inflation rates and regardless of demand. -The majority of a pharmaceutical company’s revenue come...

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by moo
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2043

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

So they have enough money to campaign against lowering drug prices but have no money to actually lower drug prices? Quelle surprise.... The article is worded exactly so you think its a lot of money, but a "seven-figure ad campaign" is ... $9,999,999 at most. Its pocket change and wouldn't...

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by moo
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2258

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

This thread is how I know European countries gun control works. An entire thread dedicated to one mass killing in Norway, while there have to date been 21 "mass murders" involving more than 4 victim deaths in the US in 2021 alone and we don't have threads on most of them. This one event in...

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by moo
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 809

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

For recent books, The Martian movie did a good job of representing what was in the book and overall hued to it. One that completely missed it for me though was Ready Player One. The movie was more "inspired by" than accurate to the book. Tugg The Martian did an ok job - but it deviated fr...

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by moo
Fri May 21, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 792
Views: 50148

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

If Max can't win Monaco then the championship is basically over already. So? Those cheaper teams are there voluntarily - there is no promotion to F1, there is no invitation they have to accept, they all voluntarily apply to join each season and voluntarily sign up to the Concorde agreement, so thos...

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by moo
Wed May 12, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??
Replies: 27
Views: 3590

Re: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??

The well known Chinese desire to be a responsible shareholder in the Global Commons. I’d rather have this than American depleted uranium all over the middle east... So, what right does China have to pollute LEO with weapons tests or large uncontrolled space debris? If you want to have a thread on D...

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by moo
Wed May 12, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??
Replies: 27
Views: 3590

Re: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??

The well known Chinese desire to be a responsible shareholder in the Global Commons. I’d rather have this than American depleted uranium all over the middle east... Whataboutism. Are we really arguing China’s well known environmentalism? Oh dear, did someone get triggered? You can't complain about ...

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by moo
Wed May 12, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 792
Views: 50148

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Unless the UK government allows F1 an exemption from current Covid restrictions (two weeks quarantine in a hotel), the GP in Turkey won't happen. Why would this matter? The UK Grand Prix is in July and Turkey is June 11-13 with France 2 weeks after. Why would the teams need to go into the UK during...

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by moo
Tue May 11, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??
Replies: 27
Views: 3590

Re: China's Long March 5B rocket ( CZ-5B R/B ) to re-enter and crash to earth, but where??

So what's to prevent this from happening again the next time they launch another LM5B rocket? Or is this the new normal going forward? The well known Chinese desire to be a responsible shareholder in the Global Commons. I’d rather have this than American depleted uranium all over the middle east...

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by moo
Tue May 11, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14319

Re: China and biological warfare story

What about the line of thought that the CV-19 wasn't made made but was being studied at the local viral research center and "got loose"? Has that been completely debunked? I remember the story from a few months back about the WHO visiting Wuhan and being paraded around like show ponies be...

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by moo
Mon May 10, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 170
Views: 14319

Re: China and biological warfare story

It's still there for me? Maybe it's region blocked? I did not read the full article, it's a stretch of text longer then the combined Harry Potter works. It's final two sentences should give you an indication: Oh brother, in that case, glad I didn’t have to read it :boggled: It’s actually quite fact...

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by moo
Mon May 10, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Election Law Passed in Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 3074

Re: New Election Law Passed in Florida

Its always Republicans that seem to be making it harder for people to vote...

Would almost seem like they are part of the problem, not the solution...

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by moo
Mon May 10, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 5069

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

moo : I have the exact opposite opinion (as an outsider). I'm against independence, because I don't like countries breaking up, and it gives ideas to others (including in my country). However I think a referendum has to happen in Scotland. I don't think there would be another one quickly after that...

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by moo
Sun May 09, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 5069

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

So, are you for or against a referendum ? Against. They had one in 2014 and there shouldn't be another one for a generation regardless of the reasons given (literally anything can be taken as a fundamental change in the union "requiring" another referendum otherwise - meaning that they wi...

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by moo
Sun May 09, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 5069

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

The main issue of these elections was if a nationalist majority would emerge in Scotland and ask for a referendum, and that happened, so we'll see how he deals with it. The goal posts move once again - up until these results its been an "SNP majority", which didn't happen. Now its a "...

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by moo
Thu May 06, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Search Warrants on Giuliani
Replies: 17
Views: 2180

Re: Search Warrants on Giuliani

Got no problem going after Rudy if you got something there. But as usual left wingers like you are on with looking the other way in what is obvious influence peddling by Hunter Biden when his daddy was VP and holding the cards to Ukraine financing. But dont let this get in the way of you and every ...

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by moo
Wed May 05, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have a tablet?
Replies: 22
Views: 2818

Re: Do you have a tablet?

I have an iPad Mini 4 for day-to-day use such as browsing on the couch, Kindle etc. I also have an iPad Pro 12.9" for diagramming, drawing etc to build illustrations for my job, and thats used daily. It doesnt replace my iPad Mini for day-to-day usage because of the screen size - the Mini is mo...

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by moo
Tue May 04, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1890

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

The Brits made a mess of Pakistan, India, South Africa, Israel/Palestine, and gave many of the Gulf 'kingdoms' their seat at the table before WW2. And that's only a few of the hotspots - there are plenty more. These problems have only been in the hands of the US because the UK abdicated their globa...

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by moo
Mon May 03, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 792
Views: 50148

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen went for fastest lap on the very last lap but had it deleted for exceeding track limits at T14. This seemed to cause much confusion and ire at RB, but it was announced on Saturday that this would be the case. Someone (or everyone) at RB dozing. Dozing? IMO RB is doing it deliberately to ...

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by moo
Sun May 02, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4210

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

What are we supposed to discuss? The article doesn't mention what may or may not be good. Maybe cheap clothing? You f***king can't be serious? Next we are discussing the merits of cheap bullets for the Third Reich through forced labour? How about a better comparison, not really about slavery, but j...

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by moo
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 792
Views: 50148

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

IIRC the cost cap isn't even enforceable this season. This is the first season its enforced. Uhhh wake up! This has been affecting the small teams for years. You think $1,000,000 of damage in a single crash isn't going to affect the development program of someone like Haas or Williams? It's only be...

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by moo
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 792
Views: 50148

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

That wouldn't be a good look for F1. The *only* time the FIA gives even a small toss about what looks good and what does not look good is when its trying to get something from the teams - see the weekends Formula E fiasco for example, the FIA blamed it on the lead driver rather than their own rules...

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by moo
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 792
Views: 50148

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Just realized this thread exists. Interesting comments and quite fitting to my renewed interest in F1. Any opinions here about Toto's comments regarding "being streched" on the cost cap? Seems awfully whiny, to be honest, if it only takes on 90% "hull loss" to be at that point. ...

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by moo
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

Gigabit fibre symmetrical, fixed public IP, no caps, no traffic shaping, approx $60USD a month.

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by moo
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 792
Views: 50148

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I certainly wouldn't be opposed to making two stops compulsory by saying all three tyre compounds have to be used in the race and imposing a minimum number of laps that each compound has to be run (baring punctures or damage). Why don't we just choreograph the races full stop? Its getting to that p...

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by moo
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Crewed or uncrewed space mission
Replies: 21
Views: 1608

Re: Crewed or uncrewed space mission

A central irony of the limited experience we have so far, as stated Apollo 11 will always be remembered, possible because the nation that did it was prepared, mostly, to have the political will and public support to do it. When the exploration part, after incremental improvements of two further fli...

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by moo
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest Biden Administration "Scandal"
Replies: 35
Views: 3266

Re: Latest Biden Administration "Scandal"

Apparently Pres. Reagan started the act to salute back military around him, he did it to show respect to the military and to drive liberals nuts. At least the President is the Commander in Chief and thus is in the military chain of command - the Vice President isn't, and thus has no position to sal...

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by moo
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 31912

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Ok, so explain Boulder, Colorado then. Man kills 10 people with a weapon that the NRA successfully managed to get back on the shelves just 10 days prior to the shooting, and the shooter purchased the weapon just 6 days prior to the shooting. But at the same time Colorado requires no permit to purch...

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by moo
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 31912

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

It would be the one in which FEWER citizens can defend themselves with guns from people with guns who are not supposed to have guns, because current politically correct culture will not/cannot take the steps necessary to remedy this problem. Ok, so explain Boulder, Colorado then. Man kills 10 peopl...

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by moo
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 31912

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

If someone breaks into to my house I don't care what their intention is. That is an immediate threat to me and my family and the law gives me the right to defend my castle. There are ways to ensure perps can’t get to your sleeping area if your neighborhood is that dangerous. Been to quite a few hom...

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by moo
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 31912

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Some American thinks it's fair game to shoot a guy who breaks into their house to steal a TV, and that to have the opportunity to carry out a death sentence is worth the lives of +10K people a year. I'll just do the logical thing and stay the hell away from that place. How would you know that they ...

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by moo
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 31912

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

So which society is more dangerous - the one in which citizens can defend themselves with guns from people with guns or the one in which people cannot defend themselves with guns from people who cannot have guns? It would be the one in which FEWER citizens can defend themselves with guns from peopl...

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by moo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 2132

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

It is wrong, most western countries won't even let you get a tattoo if you're under 16 and you're trying to say a preteen should be able to decide on transitioning, how can you argue that. You talk of mental development, the human brain isn't fully developed until 25 years of age.. Im glad we dont ...

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by moo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 103254

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Found this in The Guardian (a non-stupid English) newspaper: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/17/eu-threatens-to-halt-covid-vaccine-exports-to-uk-unless-it-gets-fair-share Ensuring that all demand in UK is satisfied before any vaccine is exported sounds 100% like a temporary export ban to...

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by moo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 103254

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The EU is slow in vaccination because it is exporting its vaccine. best regards Thomas Found this in The Guardian (a non-stupid English) newspaper: The British government has repeatedly said it has not imposed an export ban on vaccine components or completed doses, but it did ensure that vaccine do...

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by moo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 2132

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

The question really needs to be asked, why are we starting gender reassignment on children, how come someone who isn't old enough to vote, drink, drive, join the military is considered mature enough to make a life changing decision like this? There are many reasons to do so, and doing it while the ...

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by moo
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 2132

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

You mean, his speech? Not the manner with which he spoke, but what he said? Now do you see the issue? It’s not just his opinion - your citation literally says he went to court to stop treatment already initiated. What’s the mother’s position? The advice of the doctor handling the case? Did the fath...

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by moo
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 2132

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

He went to court to stop the treatment and was denied. Crazy, in my opinion, but let's move beyond that; the court then served him with an injunction that warned any attempt to pressure his son to abandon treatment was a form of "family violence." The court order was massively wider in sc...

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by moo
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 2132

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

non-story unless someone wants to come up with proof that this guy was jailed for misgendering someone. Dig deeper: https://globalnews.ca/news/6399468/bc-gender-change-court/ (fair-use excerpt) A B.C. father has been told by the province’s highest court not to stand in the way of his teenage son’s ...

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by moo
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 2132

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

He was jailed for contempt of court while under a court order restraining him from a number of certain behaviours - and its not been publicly revealed by the court which part of the order he violated. So, non-story unless someone wants to come up with proof that this guy was jailed for misgendering ...

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by moo
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban
Replies: 81
Views: 4310

Re: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban

Interesting idea—infants as parasites. What’s next, a Modest Proposal to eat them? Another interesting idea—a majority of voters get to empower mother’s to kill viable life, if it suits them. Or, in opposition, voters get to force mothers to carry viable life to term. Perhaps, we just remain silent...

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by moo
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 145
Views: 21621

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2021

It will be interesting to see how many people travel, as NZ travel insurers are warning that they wont cover most covid-related claims if enforced quarantines etc are reinstated during your trip - they will cover you if you get covid-19, but not if your trip suddenly becomes hugely more expensive on...

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by moo
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"
Replies: 52
Views: 8275

Re: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"

When pressed, she stated that "most movies with an elevator scene are inaccurate. That's hilarious. Of course, it never occurred to me, but there are people who are experts on elevators and the movies, being the movies, probably get that stuff wrong all the time and the rest of us who have nev...

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by moo
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters
Replies: 64
Views: 3407

Re: Oklahoma House passes bill to protect drivers who hit protesters

Stand your ground, castle defence, self defence laws...

Absolutely no chance we arent going to see this new law massively misused by self-interested idiots to murder people with the blessing of the state.

The US is a mess, this doesnt make things less messier.

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by moo
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rubio Backs Amazon workers Union
Replies: 23
Views: 1399

Re: Rubio Backs Amazon workers Union

Haha...when was the last time a Democrat was pro union? Unions were not valued under Obama either. Teachers did not make any wage gains under Obama. Republicans and Democrats both take care of the rich over the working class. Do you think John Kerry cares about the working class and poor hahaha?!? ...

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by moo
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban
Replies: 81
Views: 4310

Re: #51 in infant mortality Arkansas signs near-total abortion ban

Interesting idea—infants as parasites. What’s next, a Modest Proposal to eat them? Another interesting idea—a majority of voters get to empower mother’s to kill viable life, if it suits them. Or, in opposition, voters get to force mothers to carry viable life to term. Perhaps, we just remain silent...

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