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by cpd
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6370
Views: 429118

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

This looks pretty horrific. How is Moscow going to spin this at home? If not this, what exactly does Putin have to do for the West to get serious about this war: https://mobile.twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1541429159792197632 The heroic Russian peacekeepers were defending themselves against t...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

You might be better off buying a high-end PC workstation that is Hackintosh compatible and going that route. You will certainly pay a HUGE hardware premium for a Mac Pro. It has already arrived yesterday. I’ve only ran it so far on MacOS 12.3 - but everything I have tried with it, the machine is cr...

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by cpd
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photos of landing surfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Photos of landing surfaces

A heliport is slightly different to a helicopter landing ship which is a pretty big old thing. Sort of a mobile airport for helicopters. I’ve seen this ship in real life and it is quite big.

Will we be seeing lots of photos from you of these?

Just wondering…

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by cpd
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Plane Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Plane Seat

If you could zoom in on the fasten seat belt warning on the right it would be helpful. Or would that spoil the fun?

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by cpd
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Finally “finished” my flight sim build…
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Finally “finished” my flight sim build…

If a build is ever really finished… HP Omni desktop (MSFS 2020) ASUS 54” monitor Real Sim Gear G1000 panels Logitech switch panel Turtle Beach Velocity One yoke/throttle quadrant Thrustmaster/Airbus side stick Logitech rudder pedals iPad/ForeFlight ONN headset / VATSIM I’m very happy with it thus f...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

Thank you!

It looks like it will probably work. The people in the comments are using laptop computers or Mac Mini - this is the big workstation.

I haven’t tried windows 11 yet and that’s probably the tricky part, getting that installed. For the first time I’m moving to the modern era of Macs.

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by cpd
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Computer for MSFS2020?

My old computer died recently and a new one is ordered: Mac Pro 2019 Intel Xeon W3245 3.2ghz 16 core (max 4.4ghz turbo boost) 48GB 2933mhz ECC ram (will add more later) Radeon Pro W6800X 32GB 1TB SSD + 2x 1TB NVME LG 5K display 5120x2880 - already have this This wasn't intended for gaming (it's a re...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 500
Views: 49671

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Guys, debate the topic not the person. :!: No need for insults or personal attacks - you know the rules.

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by cpd
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"
Replies: 31
Views: 2853

Re: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"

I’m not lucky enough to live in Europe full time, but provided it isn’t pouring down (or snowing - I’ve been caught in snow once), I’d take riding a bike over a car any time. It’s more enjoyable and I’m not just sitting around getting unhealthy. Since I was badly injured (broken neck of femur) in Ma...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1640

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

Do you have the rough dimensions? Is it going to be used as it was meant to be - a storage box, or are you more interested in preserving the originality of the car/part? If it is the former, and you have exhausted all avenues, another option worth trying is to get a company to 3D print it for you (...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6370
Views: 429118

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

... 2) Spain has been considering transferring to Ukraine its Leopard tanks currently in storage. Besides the fact that some heavy maintenance would be required before transferring the tanks, Germany has already poured some ice water on this idea. The Visegrád 24 Twitter news outlet tweeted: "...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1640

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

889091 wrote:
..forgot to add. W124. The Bulldog. The last of the Mercedes built like a tank! Nice car!


W140/C140 was the last IMO. Very over engineered.

Even the interior rear view mirror was electric adjusted, the whole thing was like a bank vault. The 12 was one of the great Merc engines as well.

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by cpd
Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 353
Views: 194387

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Holy helicopters batman! So many of them currently uploaded by this photographer, but I'll give these three my choice:



Hard to choose between them all.

Also has this great photo:



And one last one, because of the beautiful light and colours:

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by cpd
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1640

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

[twoid][/twoid] Very few USS states allowed handgun carry in a car 35+ years ago so having that as an option seems strange. It is just a general storage box that got christened "Glock Box" popularly. It was never marketed as such. It´s just to store your sunglasses, small road map or your ...

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by cpd
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1640

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

Hi, so Mercedes brought out an item aimed at the US market back in the 80`s / 90`s: it was a so-called "Glock Box". It`s a plastic roller bin that fits under the driver or co-pilot seat of any W124 model that Mercedes ever produced. The idea is to store your Glock there, I guess.....but m...

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by cpd
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Signs of cloning warning mail received
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Signs of cloning warning mail received

Hello to everyone, I recently received a warning email (from a no-reply mail account) due to a reportedly clone editing on one of my photos. Need to clarify this by mail or something, I checked the jpg and the RAW file and I couldn't find any cloning edition on the LV-GCK photo (rejected today) nor...

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by cpd
Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6370
Views: 429118

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/OstapYarysh/status/1534926057136181250 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/10/putin-compares-himself-to-peter-the-great-in-quest-to-take-back-russian-lands Wow. I'm slowly starting to realize that this guy can't be reasoned with. I just don't know how this is all g...

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by cpd
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The BA World Images that never were...
Replies: 36
Views: 11003

Re: The BA World Images that never were...

Those were beautiful. Shame that Mrs Thatcher happened to them… :( They were very recognisable as British Airways. Everyone else hand bland corporate schemes while BA, you’d look to see what scheme it had on the tail. The Italy scheme if real is great. Maybe one day they could revive a few in the in...

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by cpd
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Possible mass shooting thread in non-av
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Possible mass shooting thread in non-av

We have two Ukraine topics, a discussion one and a news topic. Would that model work for USA mass shootings?

That's also a subject where many people have died or been hurt. It's up to the powers that be.

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by cpd
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6370
Views: 429118

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/ho ... 500d48f9e3
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So a 15 year old was operating drones and relaying positions of Russian troop movements to Ukraine defence forces:

https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/ho ... 500d48f9e3

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by cpd
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image taken from airliners and used on LinkedIn without permission
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Image taken from airliners and used on LinkedIn without permission

Have you contacted LinkedIn (it's not clear from your post): https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/60540/notices-regarding-content-posted-on-the-linkedin-website?lang=en https://diginomica.com/a-den-of-thieves-linkedins-copyright-infringement-handling-is-abysmal This is one of those reasons ...

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by cpd
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's supersonic purchase... one year hence
Replies: 86
Views: 12687

Re: United's supersonic purchase... one year hence

...... https://mainlymiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/G-BOAD-Steve-Fitzgerald.jpg https://mainlymiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SIA-Concorde-Sticker-Small.jpg Question, what colour scheme was the other side of it? And which airline did the pilots come from... Then you will have your answer...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6370
Views: 429118

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

[twoid][/twoid] One of Putins propaganda idiots is threatening nuclear war: https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/vladimir-putin-warns-of-escalation-if-us-europe-continues-to-supply-ukraine-military-with-arms/news-story/43ec46ae94c0cab7e53d288e89e76216 Vladimir Solovyov - stop being a spineless cowar...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6370
Views: 429118

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

One of Putins propaganda idiots is threatening nuclear war: https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/vladimir-putin-warns-of-escalation-if-us-europe-continues-to-supply-ukraine-military-with-arms/news-story/43ec46ae94c0cab7e53d288e89e76216 Vladimir Solovyov - stop being a spineless coward and actually g...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6370
Views: 429118

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://nypost.com/2022/06/03/biden-says-ukraine-might-have-to-give-russia-land/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow I've been saying this since before the war started, but Ukraine is going to have to give Russia something to end this nightmare. I just can't ...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screeners not replying to mail
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Screeners not replying to mail

I think I read on the site related forum that some of the site email addresses were having problems with email not getting through.

Maybe that could be the case here.

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by cpd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's supersonic purchase... one year hence
Replies: 86
Views: 12687

Re: United's supersonic purchase... one year hence

plus at least another 100 people with experience in supersonic commercial airliner operations (and they better hurry up, because those people are not getting any younger). I'm not sure that that , if ever a goal, would've been any more realistic than the rest of this. ...take B.A.C.E. for example: ...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6370
Views: 429118

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://nypost.com/2022/06/03/biden-says-ukraine-might-have-to-give-russia-land/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow I've been saying this since before the war started, but Ukraine is going to have to give Russia something to end this nightmare. I just can't ...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 316
Views: 93020

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I can see the motive for that one, the flowers on the plane and the flowers on the tree.

If it was just a regular plane in a regular colour scheme then certainly this motive wouldn't be justified.

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by cpd
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes
Replies: 51
Views: 3250

Re: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes

Ah yes, transgender athletes... The new GOP boogeyman that is definitely slowly destroying American society and not at all a distraction from the other issues they'd rather we didn't think about too hard. Sounds like the latest thing to try and scare people to vote for them. Sigh… Politicians here ...

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by cpd
Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 316
Views: 93020

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I would like to caution against excessive use of noise-reduction on images in post processing.

In daylight or sunset conditions it shouldn't be necessary to use really heavy noise reduction that results in grass and other foreground details looking very washed out.

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by cpd
Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 353
Views: 194387

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Freelancer Studio from China has just three photos online, the third one is this!



Beautiful textbook example of that type of photo. At the time of posting this it had just 19 views.

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by cpd
Mon May 30, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13125

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 5apre.html

Open in private window.
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Labor looks like it will gain the majority:

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 5apre.html

Open in private window.

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by cpd
Sat May 28, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vale jbaxt61 - James Baxter
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: Vale jbaxt61 - James Baxter

This wasn’t far from where I live. There are a lot of accidents on that road sadly. A friend of mine nearly lost his life on the same road but further along at Girraween - innocent victim of street racers.


RIP.

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by cpd
Sat May 28, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6370
Views: 429118

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/igorsushko/s ... 0206978048

Or is that visiting the rent-a-crowd mob… some of those folk look very familiar.
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Mr Putin visiting heroic regular Russian people:

https://mobile.twitter.com/igorsushko/s ... 0206978048

Or is that visiting the rent-a-crowd mob… some of those folk look very familiar.

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by cpd
Fri May 27, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13125

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

The election was stolen! https://mobile.twitter.com/AltMediaWatch/status/1530028189577523202/photo/1 https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/election-2022-results-live-updates-darren-chester-confirms-run-for-nationals-leadership-peter-dutton-expected-to-run-unopposed-for-liberal-leadership-foreign-m...

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by cpd
Thu May 26, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Startup Procedures in Flight Sim
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Re: Startup Procedures in Flight Sim

default airliners got much better from the junk they gave us in FSX and earlier, but theyre still pretty bad. FMCs are very bare bone, not everything on the panels works, but the worst are how they fly. They fly like absolute trash, even worse than defaults in FSX and before. either way, once you s...

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by cpd
Wed May 25, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tone-Deaf Watermarking
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Tone-Deaf Watermarking

The watermarks have to be placed on the images in places like that because sadly some people cannot do the right thing. If you put it elsewhere,someone will just crop it out. The solution would be to have a watermark pattern across the entire image like some of the stock photo sites do. I have no pr...

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by cpd
Wed May 25, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 353
Views: 194387

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!



Superb.

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by cpd
Wed May 25, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 15433

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I’m angry that so many people died. But then reading this (use private window): https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/texas-gunman-was-bullied-over-a-stutter-grew-increasingly-violent-friends-say-20220525-p5aoil.html Damn. :( If that was what really led to all of this and eventually sent him ov...

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by cpd
Wed May 25, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 15433

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 cpd
Wed May 25, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6370
Views: 429118

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.businessinsider.com/kissinger-ukraine-give-up-land-russia-not-humiliate-putin-2022-5 So now Kissinger is calling for Ukraine to consider territorial concessions to bring this war to a quick end. And he warns that humiliating Russia too much could have far reaching unintended consequence...

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by cpd
Wed May 25, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 353
Views: 194387

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Lovely silhouette photo:

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by cpd
Tue May 24, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13125

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 cpd
Tue May 24, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13125

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Really no surprises there as the ABC is very left leaning. It was stacked with right wingers and was literally turning itself inside out at times to make sure it didn't offend its political masters. But yes, it's very left wing when the standard is Sky News After Dark. There is no doubt that the cl...

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by cpd
Tue May 24, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13125

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

A101 wrote:
the ALP were informed of the interception before release of the information


Do you have a source for this?

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by cpd
Mon May 23, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13125

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Those two boat "arrivals" timed to perfection for announcement on election day and then spammed out to mobile phones by unsolicited text message by the LNP, that is being investigated: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/labor-to-investigate-asylum-seeker-boat-arrival-as-frontbench-tak...

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by cpd
Mon May 23, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13125

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

News will be out for blood. They will run MAGA style attacks for sure. The teal independents will be cast as traitors. Expect hysterical attacks. Sky News has already been hysterical with the Teals pre election, they’ve already been cast as traitors: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=df2Eef9gwr0 Some o...

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by cpd
Mon May 23, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13125

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

News will be out for blood. They will run MAGA style attacks for sure. The teal independents will be cast as traitors. Expect hysterical attacks.

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