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by agill
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany lying about Covid numbers?
Replies: 86
Views: 4178

Re: Germany lying about Covid numbers?

It seems like the winning concept is to let young adult get sick while locking in the older generation until the numbers go down. German authorizes has got a very balanced approach and learned things on the way. I think that they locked down less in the spring and did not behave as "religious&...

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by agill
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 1136
Views: 46189

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Has there been anything written about Airbus and brexit lately? I haven't seen anything on that topic.

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by agill
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greece vs Turkey
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Greece vs Turkey

johns624 wrote:
agill wrote:
I'd assume Turkey has the stonger military, but can anyone of them go beyond naval or air warfare. Seems hard to project much ground forces across the water.

They do have a land border.


...well I had a brainfart. Sorry haha

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by agill
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greece vs Turkey
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Greece vs Turkey

I'd assume Turkey has the stonger military, but can anyone of them go beyond naval or air warfare. Seems hard to project much ground forces across the water.

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by agill
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers
Replies: 18
Views: 1257

Re: Establishment Dems Smear Campaigns against Progressive Challengers

Your comments about Reagan are absolutely false. He did not react promptly to the AIDS crisis and doctors like Fauci had to fight to get funding for research. Reagan could have cared less until he realized it wasn’t a “gay” disease. I don’t know what reality you’re living in, but the GOP has never ...

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by agill
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German student in norway sues university for joke
Replies: 44
Views: 1741

Re: German student in norway sues university for joke

”Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!”

Dangerous stuff

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by agill
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation Mistakes in Disney Planes? (including Fire & Resuce)
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Aviation Mistakes in Disney Planes? (including Fire & Resuce)

Realized that I haven't gotten around to seeing those movies. Strange since I really enjoyed cars.

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by agill
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 47209

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1286176726062632965?s=21
How can he not stop talking about this? From a mental standpoint, Biden could be a vegetable and still not come of as this weird. And still people will vote for him.

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by agill
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 47209

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... -interview


The part about the cognitive test... I just can't stop laughing about that. And people vote for this child of a man.
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GDB wrote:
Well this would not have helped, given the channel it was on;
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... -interview


The part about the cognitive test... I just can't stop laughing about that. And people vote for this child of a man.

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by agill
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 3093

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

Can we repost Carol Burnett's tribute to John Foster Dulles? LOL Back in the olden days of hockey, team names were..... different. The western teams were named Rosebuds, Metropolitans, and Millionares. One of the Original Six still strikes terror into the hearts and souls of their opponents with th...

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by agill
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 3093

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

Well the suggestion of Washington Redtails with a Mustang in the logo was nice :)

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by agill
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing
Replies: 47
Views: 2298

Re: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing

Isn't it quite dry in that area now. Sounds interesting with a fireworks display. Well i guess the people involved know what they're doing.

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by agill
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16652

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Has a herd immunity strategy worked anywhere yet? Sweden has successfully flattened the curve. And their case fatality rates are coming down: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/coronavirus-cfr?time=2020-03-07..&country=SWE~NOR~DNK (Compare Sweden, Denmark and Norway) New daily deaths and new da...

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by agill
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 780
Views: 47209

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Here is the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFeewU0HhNE Here is Trump's tweet. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1270333484528214018 Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communicat...

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by agill
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6812

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

extender wrote:
The police will come for your guns... Not in Minneapolis.

Now you know why those ten round magazines are a joke.


Huh?

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by agill
Sun May 31, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34954

Re: Another day another police killing

What the hell is going on in the states now. Shooting at people on their own property
https://twitter.com/bnonews/status/1266942896659406848?s=21

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by agill
Fri May 29, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 12837

Re: The Chrysler Building 90 Year Anniversary

mbmbos wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
mbmbos wrote:

I've only been in the lobby, which is drop dead gorgeous.

What is it like compared to the Empire State Building.



I think it's far more beautiful.

Really have to visit the next time I'm in NYC. Such a wonderful building.

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by agill
Fri May 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2223

Re: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

It's funny because microchips is such a 1980:s paranoia. Really shows how stupid and behind the times those people are.

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by agill
Mon May 04, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A series of posts about virology
Replies: 60
Views: 4252

Re: A series of posts about virology

Great post. Was in molecular biology many years ago so a nice refresher.

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by agill
Mon May 04, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 24220

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

I know the cases started earlier in Sweden, but it still seems there is an under-count of cases per death in Sweden. Hopefully the trend downward continues in Sweden. Here in NC, without the lifting of Restrictions, the numbers are still climbing. Yes there is most likely a massive undercounting of...

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by agill
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Favourite World War Two heavy Bomber?
Replies: 32
Views: 2634

Re: Favourite World War Two heavy Bomber?

Absolute favorite is the B-17. I think it's such a beautiful airplane. Have gotten to ride in B-17, B-29 and Lancaster. Was going to go with a B-24 this summer, but then this whole Corona mess happened...

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by agill
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are we going to do about the US Debt?
Replies: 106
Views: 4106

Re: What are we going to do about the US Debt?

Iloveboeing wrote:
More debt? I've heard the cost of living in Norway and Sweden is sky high. When my grandparents visited, they said that the cost of a meal at McDonald's was the equivalent of $50 USD! .


Haha what? A meal is like 10 bucks. I costs more than in the states, but not that much more.

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by agill
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91177

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Uk abandon eu arrest warrant https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/27/uk-to-withdraw-from-european-arrest-warrant Only consistent when you're turning the UK into a safe haven for tax evaders and other wealthy scoundrels to further incentivize Tory donations. And this: https://www.spiegel.de/...

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by agill
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91177

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Since it's starting to look like a hard WTO-style Brexit isn't totally unlikely. How would this affect Airbus? Would they have to pay tariffs every time a part is shipped across the channel? And does the UK have any form of WTO-schedules in order if that would happen.

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by agill
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91177

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

primarily because Apple introduced it that way with early iPods and stuck to the same principle all throughout iPhones and iPads since then, and the rest of the industry followed them. That earlier awkward EU mandate for micro USB had nothing to do with it. Hmmm... I think I detect a fanboy... Like...

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by agill
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 91177

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I sense that several of you were writing sarcastically bu I wanted to write it in clear since we have somebody in here who refuse to believe the obvious and are writing about some wall plug things which this is not about. UK can have its own weird wall plug and nobody wants to take that away. Indee...

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by agill
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement
Replies: 164
Views: 43570

Re: Finland in talks for F-18 replacement

Doesn't Finland use arrest cables to stop there F-18 on runway strips today? They evaluate the F-35A, so guess it would be a parachute solution if chosen? I am no expert on Finnish roadbases or F-35 take-off capabilities, more than I recall the F-35A is built for traditional air force bases With co...

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by agill
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28102

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Well now Iran har admitted to shooting down the airliner.
https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1ZA04Y

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by agill
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28102

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

If they had shot down an airliner that entered their airspace I would have accepted the argument of self defence, but this was a plane that started in their own city far from their borders.

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by agill
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28102

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

I was reading some Canadian threads about the crash on Reddit earlier today. Many Canadians on that thread were sharply divided over how much Trump had to do with creating the conditions for this shootdown to happen. Some said it was completely Trump's fault, some said it was completely Iran's faul...

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by agill
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The first Gripen E for Swedish AF in the air
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: The first Gripen E for Swedish AF in the air

angad84 wrote:
I hope to hell that scheme is the new standard. but it could also be a one off, even Brazil got a special scheme for their first jet.


Yes that would be awsome.

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by agill
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 163944

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

ChrisKen wrote:
Brexit will make us the Laos of Europe


But... do they have blue passports?

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by agill
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid
Replies: 85
Views: 10324

Re: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in US raid

When Barack Obama went on TV to announce they killed Bin Laden, he spoke for nine and a half minutes. Trump yesterday, when he announced they killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, did for 48 minutes. So, for further comparison, we thought it might be fun to mash-up Trump’s speech about al-Baghdadi with Obam...

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by agill
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 52232

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/16/politics/trump-erdogan-letter/index.html

This must be the strangest letter ever sent by a president. Thought it was a hoax first, but all news sites report it so I guess it's true.

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by agill
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor
Replies: 48
Views: 2916

Re: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor

He's got the best people haha

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by agill
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 163944

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Jeremy clarkson really managed to explain Brexit today
”Yes but that’s like voting for a 16 inch penis.”
https://twitter.com/jeremyclarkson/status/1168905123931852800?s=21

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by agill
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 67
Views: 5586

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

Better value to have a drink in Bar 65 at Rockefeller center and get a better view.

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by agill
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 193010

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

That’s where with all his faults BJ has a clear policy and will give certainty to the electorate on Brexit. Boris "Lies on a bus" Johnson? Boris "Kipper" Johnson? Boris "Zip Line" Johnson? They've put the clown in charge of the circus. :rotfl: I hope you haven't schedu...

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by agill
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 193010

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

A101 wrote:
Boris Johnson was just announced as the new Prime Minister


Well this will be fun.

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by agill
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 193010

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2019/07/16/the-trade-remedy-problem-brexit-no-deal-plan-in-disarray A positive side effect of the whole brexit thing is that you learn about problems that you really haven't thought much about before.

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by agill
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 193010

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-brexit-business-wto-gatt-24-article-eu-trade-leave-a8996001.html So they're still discussing Article 24? It's like the Brexit question never moves. People just say the same thing over and over again, no matter if it's true or false.

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by agill
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 40
Views: 2470

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

The best thing with charcole is buring pinecones and random pieces of wood after you have finished eating :) Yes I am a child in that sence...

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by agill
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 5124

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

This must be the weakest an American president ever have looked. Just amazing. And people who call themselves patriots still love him. And he will undoubtedly go down in history as the worst. James Buchanan will be elevated to second place! ;) Worst I don't know. It's up to the voters of the US. Bu...

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by agill
Mon May 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 369
Views: 50038

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QytfYyHm ... e=youtu.be

Maybe this works better.


The simulator bits are pretty scary.
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777Jet wrote:
Here is another link to the 60 Minuets clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QytfYyHm ... e=youtu.be

Maybe this works better.


The simulator bits are pretty scary.

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by agill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3929

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

Wouldn't say aggressive, but it does make it look a bit like an ice cream truck.

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by agill
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JASDF F-35A fighter jet disappears from radar over Pacific
Replies: 42
Views: 10625

Re: JASDF F-35A fighter jet disappears from radar over Pacific

TWA772LR wrote:
agill wrote:
cranberrysaus wrote:
Wonder if it was an accident, or a defection...


Defection?

When a agent/soldier/citizen of one country/bloc changes side for another, usually an enemy.


I know the word, just wondering how likely that would be.

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by agill
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JASDF F-35A fighter jet disappears from radar over Pacific
Replies: 42
Views: 10625

Re: JASDF F-35A fighter jet disappears from radar over Pacific

cranberrysaus wrote:
Wonder if it was an accident, or a defection...


Defection?

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by agill
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 117176

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

So when the Uk makes a trade deal with clorinated chicken and hormon treated beef from the US. How do you stop that from entering ROI if there isn't border checks? Can you guarantee now that nothing illegal enters the ROI? So all border checks are pointless because illegal stuff sometimes cross them?

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