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by cpd
Mon May 23, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

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: 229
Views: 9117

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: 229
Views: 9117

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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by cpd
Mon May 23, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

But one thing I did notice was the flags behind The Australian Flag the Aboriginal flag and one i have not noticed before green and blue with a white diagram of some sort with a star in it. Anyone know what it is? Edit: that's the Torres Strait Islander Flag. https://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/torres-s...

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by cpd
Mon May 23, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I have a hopefully noncontroversial question: Why did "Labour" become "Labor"? Search (Google) and you shall find: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-07/why-the-australian-labor-party-is-not-spelled-labour/100789310 There is no one definitive answer. But Labor is shorter to wri...

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by cpd
Sun May 22, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Nuclear submarines are off topic for this discussion anyway. Off topic discussions get locked remember. Back to the topic, Malcolm Turnbull made a good point about the catastrophe the Libs face having lost these blue ribbon safe seats. Many people there were contributors to the Liberal party financi...

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by cpd
Sun May 22, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

The fact that Dutton & Morisson will no longer be in governent is for the better. Australia needs something better than their outdated mindsets. With a bit of luck and common sense that nuclear sub deal will be kicked to the kerb, that does not aid stability in the region. Is that a prediction ...

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by cpd
Sun May 22, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Sky “News” is unhappy with Simon Birmingham’s assessment on Katherine Deves: https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/politics/sky-news-host-calls-simon-birmingham-a-pompous-git-for-criticising-katherine-deves/news-story/0120c70f459d96f727bda33cbb158fb1 Birmingham was right though. The Libs experime...

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by cpd
Sun May 22, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

The fact that Dutton & Morisson will no longer be in governent is for the better. Australia needs something better than their outdated mindsets. Dutton is most likely to be the next opposition leader, I hope not. As for Morrison I think he will retire from politics in the next few months Probab...

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by cpd
Sun May 22, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Might see David Pocock in the senate (ACT): https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101087866 I hope he makes it through. I didn’t ever follow him in his previous career as a rugby union player, but he’s really taking some good stands now. The conservatives were definitely scared of him: https://www.abc.net....

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by cpd
Sun May 22, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Labor has a majority now according to News Corp: https://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/federal-election-live-bishop-reveals-why-morrison-lost/news-story/3449bfd65ebe94a9d5c8805f320cbc28 Among the races called on Sunday were the Sydney seat of Bennelong, where Labor’s Jerome Laxale is the...

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by cpd
Sun May 22, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

What we really need is a very strong 3rd party that is firmly in the centre, further to the centre of politics than LNP and Labor. Various people in the LNP were complaining about a possible end to the two party system, but this is probably the best thing we can have occur. It will keep the traditio...

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by cpd
Sat May 21, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

What does Albanese/Labour stand for? More left wing, or centrist? Murdoch and the cheerleaders will say radical extreme left wing but in reality it is centre right wing. I think China will be under a lot of pressure with the new government too. This was a stinging critique by Peter Hartcher: https:...

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by cpd
Sat May 21, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

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 What this election has shown, with a large swing to the ALP, Greens and Teals is that the Australian people want: Action on climate change Action on corruption in politics Stopping the American styl...

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by cpd
Sat May 21, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

The LNP smacked themselves with their born to rule mentality. And a stupid idea of Katherine Deves. That didn’t have the effect it was supposed to, and they just lost a blue ribbon LNP seat. Other comments that LNP had a right to those seats… What happens now to the biggest LNP cheerleaders in the m...

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by cpd
Sat May 21, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

https://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/federal-election-barnaby-joyce-slams-teal-independents-calls-them-selfish/news-story/9ab7139297e4851b50e5624dfe883349 Barnaby Joyce slams independent teal candidates for being selfish. I don’t think so, it’s just that LNP has abandoned its traditiona...

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by cpd
Sat May 21, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Those too conveniently timed boats might have been a setup job: https://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/claims-arrival-of-sri-lankan-vessel-orchestrated-as-an-election-stunt/news-story/f4db35414d9c40fde987c187b6b59ebb The LNP propaganda machine was charged up to get those text messages out...

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by cpd
Fri May 20, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 126
Views: 5056

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Sorry to go off-topic from the main discussion of Indian HSR , but to turn back to California (which is in the title of the topic), has anything actually started yet in terms of getting the land needed to start the project, detailed planning of the route and anything else needed in terms of cutting...

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by cpd
Thu May 19, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

How many are full time workers, or contractors on three month contracts (short term) that get renewed for years and years and years? I supplied the ABS link, I imagine there would be a link to the statistics to see for yourself It doesn’t. The point is, there are lots of people who are “employed” b...

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by cpd
Thu May 19, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Liberal Party supporter working on Reid campaign helped organise crowds for Chinese Premier: You are worried about someone who is supporting a liberal candidate not an actual candidate if elected would be a Member of Parliament? Not sure I trust the LNP on national security when its minions are doi...

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by cpd
Thu May 19, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

How many are full time workers, or contractors on three month contracts (short term) that get renewed for years and years and years?

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by cpd
Thu May 19, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Liberal Party supporter working on Reid campaign helped organise crowds for Chinese Premier: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/liberal-party-supporter-working-on-reid-campaign-helped-organise-crowds-for-chinese-premier-20220518-p5amaa.html Not sure I trust the LNP on national security when its...

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by cpd
Wed May 18, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 126
Views: 5056

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Sorry to go off-topic from the main discussion of Indian HSR , but to turn back to California (which is in the title of the topic), has anything actually started yet in terms of getting the land needed to start the project, detailed planning of the route and anything else needed in terms of cuttings...

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by cpd
Wed May 18, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5616
Views: 369458

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Looks like a plan to revive the "legendary" Moskvich https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/putin-s-ludicrous-car-plan-shows-his-economy-is-on-the-road-to-nowhere-20220518-p5am8h.html People will love giving up their Competition spec BMW M5s, GLE63 AMGs and others in favour of the Moskv...

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by cpd
Wed May 18, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 'Good Riddance' to WC-135
Replies: 11
Views: 1766

Re: 'Good Riddance' to WC-135

I wonder if these planes could be replaced by something a lot newer, like a 767?

Pretty crazy hanging on to such extremely old planes like this. Yes they can be kept running but at what costs, problems?

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by cpd
Wed May 18, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Wage growth was weaker than expected, only 0.7% for the quarter and 2.4% annually. This morning Morrison fell back into the trap he tripped over last week, trying to explain in quite detailed terms why wage growth shouldn’t match headline inflation. While his points on this issue are somewhat ratio...

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by cpd
Wed May 18, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5616
Views: 369458

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

For this to be broadcast there must be a shift in thinking at the top: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61484222 I saw that. Which oligarchs and generals are going to take the fall for what all of them have been doing? I was about to post that as well, it’s interesting seeing a differing opi...

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by cpd
Wed May 18, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 348
Views: 191132

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



Simply awesome! And almost perfectly aligned as well! Not easy to achieve.

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by cpd
Tue May 17, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Polls are tightening. Labor’s primary vote down by 3% resulting in 51:49 2PP. This is within the margin of error. Déjà vu vibes. We’re back in 2019. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/race-tightens-poll-shows-coalition-lifting-support-and-labor-dropping-20220517-p5am44.html LNP is going to rea...

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by cpd
Tue May 17, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

And you are Quoting a 2007 article, and it was acknowledged on the last page that you were right Difference here is that the ALP is campaigning lowering the debt, but in actual promises they will increase the debt, just like they wanted to continue Jobkeeper support which would have increased the d...

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by cpd
Mon May 16, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9684

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

https://mobile.twitter.com/AFP/status/1526251302459777025 I wonder what concessions NATO will offer to get Turkey to play ball ? If it were up to me I'd restore their F-35 orders in exchange for donating their S-400 missles to Ukraine. That was what really ruptured relations with the U.S. But then ...

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by cpd
Mon May 16, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9684

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

Taking a different viewpoint.... I hope we are not making the same mistakes that led to the war of 1914-1918 - namely 2 rival groupings of countries in Europe that were just waiting for the tiniest spark for the flames to erupt You might be right, better let Russia takeover Ukraine and Finland too....

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by cpd
Mon May 16, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I have to give kudo's to both mainstream parties to try and help people buy there first home, I guess I'm one of the lucky ones who have property here and in the UK. But its annoying how the ALP are complain that the Governments scheme will push up prices, yet fail to see there own scheme will also...

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by cpd
Mon May 16, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 1546

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

In all my 31 years I have never used seatbelts when riding in a taxi, not sure why to be honest. You would in France or Australia. Drivers go very fast. Clearly you've never had the privilege of riding in a taxi driven by an Easter European. Better, I’ve had a Australian taxi driver with a 6L V8… I...

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by cpd
Mon May 16, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5616
Views: 369458

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

NATO wants to continue support for Ukraine according to this News Corp article: https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/nato-chief-jens-stoltenberg-pledges-military-support-claims-ukraine-can-win-war-against-russia/news-story/dac7af2e27eec4755acfae97c358d701 I looked on the Nato site to find a correspo...

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by cpd
Mon May 16, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Posting Russian Military Photos on the front page of the site
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Posting Russian Military Photos on the front page of the site

I agree it would be messy if you did.

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by cpd
Sun May 15, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 1546

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

Russia was always cowboy country. Seems like nothing has changed. It’s not just Russia, it’s Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Armenia and then it gets really crazy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. In Ukraine all the taxi driver remove the seatbelts from their vehicles. It apparently proves they are good drivers...

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by cpd
Sun May 15, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5616
Views: 369458

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Sooner or later there will be talks between Russia and Ukraine and don’t be surprised Putin is still in charge. In geopolitics you have to negotiate with everyone, even it’s the devil himself. First negotiate a deal and then get rid of him. Actually: 1. Fight them until they have to surrender (see ...

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by cpd
Sat May 14, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 1546

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

Blyat! Seriously, people go flying up to an intersection or junction at high speed and boom, massive accident. What do they expect… Even overseas too… was driving to Nice Airport and Russian registered M5 BMW (matte grey, all blacked out windows) chops across the front of us to go across 3 lanes to ...

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by cpd
Sat May 14, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

[twoid][/twoid] Best decision Scomo made in defence he put Australia first politics second, I would have kept those cards close to my chest as well , certainly not playing politics it was to get the best capability we can, I certainly would not have trusted the ALP to keep it quite with Wong and Co ...

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by cpd
Sat May 14, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Posting Russian Military Photos on the front page of the site
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Posting Russian Military Photos on the front page of the site

I had wondered if someone was going to ask if it is acceptable for those to be there. I assume that’s what the OP meant but didn’t want to say directly. Do you really think that is a good idea? In what sense are you asking if it's a good idea? I think you can read between the lines and you know what...

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by cpd
Sat May 14, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

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. Best decisi...

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by cpd
Sat May 14, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

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 cpd
Fri May 13, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

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 Hi...

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by cpd
Fri May 13, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4559

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

Good for You Rand Paul !!! I don't always agree with you, but I do here... :) $40Billion today... and how much tomorrow??? Another Afghanistan... No Thanks!!!! China is our main adversary on the world stage. Not Russia !! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2uV4Q9R0bk So, give us your five point plan ...

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by cpd
Fri May 13, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

My voting is all done and has been received by the AEC.

Good to get it out of the way but just a shame the circumstances that brought about that. Wrecked my year completely.

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by cpd
Fri May 13, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 229
Views: 9117

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Surprise surprise, the government is talking about “on water activities” for once: https://www.smh.com.au/national/election-2022-live-updates-labor-promises-retrospective-national-integrity-body-scott-morrison-anthony-albanese-continue-campaigns-across-the-nation-20220512-p5akuk.html?post=p53pb3#p53...

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by cpd
Fri May 13, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9684

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

In a move that will surprise nobody, Russia again warns Finland against joining NATO. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61420185 Russia has said it will be forced to take "retaliatory steps" over its neighbour Finland's move to join Nato. A foreign ministry statement said the move wou...

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by cpd
Fri May 13, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package
Replies: 111
Views: 4559

Re: Rand Paul delays $40 billion Ukraine package

LOL ‘take out Putin’...mmkay sure, how, exactly, oh great global strategist, you? And once that’s done, replace with who/what? And how will other countries react? Yeah, not well thought through aye? :sarcastic: Oh yea lets just leave things as they are so Ukraine will have to live with Russian occu...

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by cpd
Thu May 12, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lewis Hamilton got a "problem"
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Lewis Hamilton got a "problem"

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/24181/12587990/lewis-hamilton-defying-formula-1s-jewellery-ban-as-he-refuses-to-get-earrings-chopped-off In the twilight of his career, his vanity puts former F1 world champion Hamilton in "real trouble". Good taste and style hasn't been one one of virtue...

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