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by Kent350787
Wed May 25, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

[No sensible private equity firm will put money into it be cause of political climate, and with private equity the requirements are to be profitable as possible at any moment political parties can and might impact on that profitability by legislating carbon tax of some description. The lack of an e...

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by Kent350787
Wed May 25, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 81
Views: 2283

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Restricting guns will mean demand outstripping supplies. Prices will go up to a point where only the most organized of criminals can afford guns - and these guys don't go around committing petty crimes. No they won't, not when you'll be able to 3D print a gun easily in just a few years. Laws keep h...

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by Kent350787
Wed May 25, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 81
Views: 2283

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Well, them kids died because of our God given 2nd amendment rights. But hey, freedom isn't free. God Bless 'Murica, the greatest freest country in the world. I would gladly take dozens of these sacrifices every year rather than live under the tyrannical gun laws of Canada, Australia, New Zealand an...

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by Kent350787
Wed May 25, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

But we know that a mix of renewables, plus expanded storage can deliver that. Australia has higher PV generation rates on cloudy days than many northern hemisphere countries have on sunny days. Coalition climate denialism and strong preference towards fossil fuel industries has held back investment ...

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by Kent350787
Wed May 25, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 81
Views: 2283

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Well, them kids died because of our God given 2nd amendment rights. But hey, freedom isn't free. God Bless 'Murica, the greatest freest country in the world. I would gladly take dozens of these sacrifices every year rather than live under the tyrannical gun laws of Canada, Australia, New Zealand an...

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by Kent350787
Wed May 25, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 81
Views: 2283

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Well, them kids died because of our God given 2nd amendment rights. But hey, freedom isn't free. God Bless 'Murica, the greatest freest country in the world. I would gladly take dozens of these sacrifices every year rather than live under the tyrannical gun laws of Canada, Australia, New Zealand an...

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by Kent350787
Wed May 25, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 81
Views: 2283

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Now 18 kids and three adults dead.

Thoughts and prayers.

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by Kent350787
Tue May 24, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

but not everyone can afford it and especially those that rent will never pay to put those sorts of things in.l I know not everyone can afford it, but they are having to find ways regardless otherwise existing energy becomes far too expensive. So you get people increasing their loans because they've...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 24, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 81
Views: 2283

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Gun ownership rates north of the border aren't so much lower, Gun ownership rates in Canada are a lot lower than in the US. Canada: 31 firearms per 100 residents US: 89 firearms per 100 residents. And the types of guns differ greatly. In Canada they actually do go hunting (for animals). I hadn't re...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 24, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 81
Views: 2283

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Ban the gun. It's the only solution, just like in other Western nations. The freedom from being shot is a more fundamental freedom than the freedom to own a gun. Mind you, it's primarily a US issue, that realistically the US has no will to address. Gun ownership rates north of the border aren't so ...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 24, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

There is a big difference between even centre-left and left wing. There is no doubt that Sky after Dark is far right, and I'd argue the commercials are centre-right to right. The addition of Speers and Probyn to the ABC has clearly made its political coverage dead centre, if not slightly right. If w...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 24, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 81
Views: 2283

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Thoughts and prayers.

More innocent slain, more endless arguments about why action can’t be taken to stop it happening again to come.

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by Kent350787
Tue May 24, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

its just like wages the ALP are banging on about, minimum award rates are reviewed yearly by the the Fair Work Commission with both industry and government making submissions to the Annual Wage Review 99% would not even know that I reckon Mind you, a Government can make a submission strongly suppor...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 23, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?
Replies: 36
Views: 1410

Re: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?

Sydney is meh on a sunny day on a 16R approach with the green suburbs interpsersed by the sparkling blue water and the city skyline over to the east :P But less so on a stormy evening with considerable turbulence approaching 25 in a J31. Very memorable, but mostly for the looks on my fellow passeng...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 23, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

What’s the ALP to do next? If the ALP form a majority in the lower house, they do not need the crossbenchers, the Teals just become observers the Greens on the other hand have a few more cards to play if the coalition do not support them in the upper house, do the ALP throw money at the teal seats ...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 23, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I have a hopefully noncontroversial question: Why did "Labour" become "Labor"? My understanding is that there was a lot of love for the USA when the Australian Labor Party was formed, and it was a conscious decision to adopt the US spelling in the last name. As for the "per...

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by Kent350787
Sun May 22, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Good Government relies on a good opposition - and we really don't have one after Saturday. i would hope Labor is able to move back to a spirit of negotiation and is able to advance a legislative agenda. Although Labor may scrape to majority in the house, the more broadly they can adance their agenda...

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by Kent350787
Sat May 21, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Im just hoping that the ALP can form government in their own right and not be beholden to the greens I too want a Labor majority but the e “beholden to the Greens” is just Lib bs scaremongering. If negotiation is needed, it will be interesting to see whether the independents or Greens will guarante...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 19, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?
Replies: 36
Views: 1410

Re: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?

Sydney is meh on a sunny day on a 16R approach with the green suburbs interpsersed by the sparkling blue water and the city skyline over to the east :P But less so on a stormy evening with considerable turbulence approaching 25 in a J31. Very memorable, but mostly for the looks on my fellow passenge...

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by Kent350787
Wed May 18, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1334

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Just noting that Sunday saw two more mass shootings reported, at a flea market in Houston with two deaths (3 injured) and in Winston-Salem in what seems to have been a shootout between vehicles (7 injured). Maybe this should just be made a sticky/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27No_Way_To_Prevent_...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 17, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I don’t believe the issue is Labor, rather it’s finding the right message the resonates with people. When the bushfires have been largely forgotten by the general population, the vaccine rollout was sooo 2021, and RATs are in plentiful supply, Morrison has done just enough to detoxify his brand, as...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 17, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1334

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Its unfortunate. RIP to all. You missed the 33 shot and 5 killed in Chicago because of mass shootings too https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-weekend-violence-crime-police/11855997/ The article did not describe any mass shootings - these were multiple gangland incidents with a single target or...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 17, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1334

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

I'm only posting about mass shootings. I didn't realise that I also had to try and carve out gang violence because that's somehow OK. In my city, the few gun deaths that there are tend to be gangland hits. Even the few domestic violence massacres have been via arson in recent years. The sickening to...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 17, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 55
Views: 2165

Re: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

Well the first issue is the energy source for the desalination plant. If you burn fossil fuels, you're making things worse. Well, we're not talking about climate change here; we're talking about dealing with drought conditions. At this point, the SW is simply too overpopulated and putting a strain ...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 16, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1334

Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Just noting that Sunday saw two more mass shootings reported, at a flea market in Houston with two deaths (3 injured) and in Winston-Salem in what seems to have been a shootout between vehicles (7 injured). Maybe this should just be made a sticky/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27No_Way_To_Prevent_T...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 16, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I'm not a fan of the first home buyer policies of either of the major parties - apart from the fact that both will push up the value of my property. Fuelling demand without increasing supply can see only one outcome. Plus the Coalition policy is another nail in the coffin of the super system they ir...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 16, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 55
Views: 2165

Re: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

Well the first issue is the energy source for the desalination plant. If you burn fossil fuels, you're making things worse. Ours in Sydney is powered by renewables, including from wind turbines. Ironically. It was heavily damaged by a mini-tornado a few years ago and barely back on line during the ...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 16, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2826

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

Clutch101 wrote:
Really no point, it’s basically a daily thing now. It would take up too much space on this site.


I had a post deleted yesterday for suggesting a general "today's mass shooting in the USA" thread. It seems that the mods prefer individual threads on each new horror.

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by Kent350787
Mon May 16, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 55
Views: 2165

Re: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

Given that CA just announced a massive budget surplus, one of the big items for Sacramento is investing in water desalination plants along the coast (namely in the SoCal region). If there's excess production, it can sell some to AZ and NV so that those states also benefit. If both states want a con...

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by Kent350787
Sun May 15, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2826

One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 79614.html

Will be interesting to see what comes out regarding motivations of the shooter.
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Just starting a thread on today's US mass shooting https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 79614.html

Will be interesting to see what comes out regarding motivations of the shooter.

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by Kent350787
Sun May 15, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8338

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Surely it’s time to revisit the notion of a generic “latest US mass shooting” generic thread for the forum.

Those of us outside the US can only stay aghast for so long, and few in the US seem willed to do anything about the (on average) daily mass shootings.

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by Kent350787
Fri May 13, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Morrison only gave Labor opposition 1 day to review the AUKUS deal before it went through and was announced: https://www.smh.com.au/national/biden-demanded-bipartisan-support-before-signing-aukus-labor-was-not-told-for-months-20220513-p5al9d.html Playing politics with national security. I see Joe H...

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by Kent350787
Fri May 13, 2022 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

[Just wish he would stand for something more than not being Scott Morrison. Mind you, Scott Morrison doesn't seem to want to be the Scott Morrison people know and hate either https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/13/even-scott-morrison-is-trying-to-distance-himself-from-scott-morrison...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 12, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

[ Quite a lot of undecide which indecently included me. its those voters who will decide the election outcome. Yes, it is looking like Labor will be exlected then expected to fix the economic trap the Coalition has left for them, yet again. The stage 3 income tax cuts are the most egregious. ALP ca...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 12, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I still suspect LNP will win, people tell opinion polls one thing when they will do something else. LNP does seem desperate, campaign staff are not supporting the star Warringah candidate, Tony Abbott has been pulled out of retirement to rally the troops. Also complaints of the moderate teal candid...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 12, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I still suspect LNP will win, people tell opinion polls one thing when they will do something else. LNP does seem desperate, campaign staff are not supporting the star Warringah candidate, Tony Abbott has been pulled out of retirement to rally the troops. Also complaints of the moderate teal candid...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 10, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most collectively hated airliner?
Replies: 37
Views: 3220

Re: What is the most collectively hated airliner?

I loved the CRJ200, don't understand whats not to like. As far as regular passengers (non aviation enthusiast) are concerned, the only planes they hate has nothing to do with the aircraft type itself but the level of mind numbing in-flight entertainment offered. Heaven forbid they manage an hour or...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 10, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 777
Views: 24958

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Robin Wiliams of all people put it best on Carson one night - "the right to life people say - I'll go with you to save this life, and to help you save this life. But the moment they're born they go - I'm outta here." I just wonder what Medical insurance and health care will look like in t...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 10, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 6972

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

https://twitter.com/badiucao/status/1523203600339587072 According to TV screenshot on the internet, it's now official policy that if someone in an apartment is infected, then others who live in other apartments in the same floor, or those who live in apartments along the same column above or below ...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 09, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9583

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Too late for me anyway, my vote is already done even before this. News Limited in the last week will decide who wins the election when it finally decides to run election reporting instead of Guy Sebastian or hollywood legal trials. I think its quite pointed that the News tabloids don't have the deb...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 09, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 380
Views: 53568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Watched a 7News story on YouTube about adding a third runway at MEL. It stated residents have 7 days to respond. I'm wondering if that meant 7 more days to respond or you only get 7 days to comment on such a project? Possibly a comprehension failure on my part? You get longer than 7 days to comment...

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by Kent350787
Sun May 08, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?
Replies: 14
Views: 2173

Re: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?

What colonial ties do the United States and Australia have? They’ve been joined at the hip since WW2. “Colonial” can be defined quite broadly. AA is the bit player in the market. DL previously had a direct relationship with the number 2 Australian airline. Also remember that SYD is around 7 million...

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by Kent350787
Sat May 07, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?
Replies: 14
Views: 2173

Re: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?

SYD-LAX is the Pacific version of JFK-LHR. It has historical colonial ties and many multinationals are movuing APAC/Oceania HQ to SYD/SIN/ICN/HND from HKG/Mainland China due to the lockdown in China & HKG. Also SYD/SIN speak English for the most part making recruiting easier. What colonial ties...

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by Kent350787
Sat May 07, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 777
Views: 24958

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

For those arguing Pro Choice. Is that legalised abortion up to birth?. There are circumstances where late term abortion to save the life of the woman. By that stage there are other options for a healthy child. From the data available data, late term abortion is extremely rare, but medically necessa...

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by Kent350787
Sat May 07, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 12903

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

Kadish wrote:
Kent350787 wrote:
fjhc wrote:
As someone who's lived in Manchester for the past 8.5 years.... I'm not surprised one bit that it was a flight from MAN. I'm just mildly surprised it was on the KLM flight not easyJet!
DDR wrote:

What does that mean?


I was referring to post #5. I suspect Glasgow may be the other UK city suffering a similar stereotype.


Stereotype?? U must be kidding. It happens everyday from UK to places like Amsterdam, Ibiza, Málaga, Prague...

I was being polite.

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by Kent350787
Sat May 07, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 777
Views: 24958

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

For those arguing Pro Choice. Is that legalised abortion up to birth?. There are circumstances where late term abortion to save the life of the woman. By that stage there are other options for a healthy child. From the data available data, late term abortion is extremely rare, but medically necessa...

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by Kent350787
Fri May 06, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 777
Views: 24958

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Lack of "universal" care doesn't not equal no care. Any women in the US who wants pre and post natal care can get it. Even the poor can get it via Medicaid. I am not saying our system is perfect, we could definitely improve a lot of things, but lets not pretend that the care doesn't exist...

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by Kent350787
Fri May 06, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 12903

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

fjhc wrote:
As someone who's lived in Manchester for the past 8.5 years.... I'm not surprised one bit that it was a flight from MAN. I'm just mildly surprised it was on the KLM flight not easyJet!
DDR wrote:
Kent350787 wrote:
777Mech wrote:

Trashy Americ... oh wait...


There are other similar stereotypes involved here....


What does that mean?


I was referring to post #5. I suspect Glasgow may be the other UK city suffering a similar stereotype.

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by Kent350787
Thu May 05, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 12903

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

Six Britons have been arrested at Schiphol Airport for a fight on board an aircraft. It happened on a KLM flight this morning from Manchester to Amsterdam. https://nos.nl/artikel/2427654-arrestaties-na-knokpartij-aan-boord-klm-vlucht-naar-amsterdam https://mobile.twitter.com/MayaWilkinsonx/status/1...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 05, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Parts Shortage Claimed as Reason for Air Baltic B737 Wet Lease
Replies: 8
Views: 2286

Re: A220 Parts Shortage Claimed as Reason for Air Baltic B737 Wet Lease

Interesting seeing Airbus leased one of the AIrBaltic A220s to fly to Sydney for the QF fleet announcement earlier in the week. Maybe there were parts guarantees involved with that?

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