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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Komsomulsk na Amur a defacto Closed City?
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Komsomulsk na Amur a defacto Closed City?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komsomols ... ur_Airport
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Pentaprism wrote:
Does anybody know why Komsomulsk na Amur (KXK) has no scheduled flights?

Apparently it's primiarily a military air base, and there doesn't seem to be the traffic to support them, though five weekly regional flights are planned. From Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komsomols ... ur_Airport

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2238

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

One point which seems to have been completely overlooked in this incident is the fact that she was a woman falsely accusing a man. We probably all know strong women who are quite capable of playing the "poor, defenceless female" card to gain advantage in a dispute with a man.

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 735

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

Well, she did preface her rant against Muslims by saying this Recounting what happened next on popular French chatshow Le Quotidien on Monday, Mila said: “A guy was hitting on me heavily during the live, telling me 'you're beautiful, you're hot, what age are you?” She duly informed those watching t...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 735

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

After Mila's original remarks, in which she described Islam as a "religion of hate", two opposing hashtags sprang up: #JeSuisMila (I am Mila) and #JeNeSuisPasMila. Her comment was made after an interaction with one guy who said he was a Muslim. Just because the guy said mean things about ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 1566

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

tommy1808 wrote:
you got the timeline wrong:

Orban Express first
We can´t shot them, so "Wir schaffen das", next.

But the public perception will always be that Orban was trying to stem the tide, while Merkel opened the floodgates.

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 735

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Her comments has less to do with criticizing and more to do with xenophobia.

What makes you think that?

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 735

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

Aesma wrote:
Have you heard about this story?

No, and it's quite shocking. That's the problem with trying to integrate a medieval mindset into modern, pluralist democracies. And it's going to be one of the biggest problems facing Europe in the 21st century.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Operation Trojan Shield
Replies: 15
Views: 1284

Re: Operation Trojan Shield

The interesting thing about this is that it's going to undermine criminals' confidence in ANY encryption service. No doubt thousands of mobile phones have been quickly dumped.

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 1566

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Do you have any sources to support your claim? I live in Denmark (albeit currently studying in Switzerland) and I have heard no such thing as a total ban on granting people asylum. He's probably thinking of this, which isn't a ban, but a change in procedures: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2238

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

I think this woman's behavior, both when she called the police to report the incident, and today when she's suing her former employer, embodies white privilege at its worst. Franklin Templeton says they will vigorously defend themselves.....and I hope Franklin Templeton's lawyers DEMOLISH this raci...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 146
Views: 7713

Re: China and biological warfare story

By our standards, yeah, that's a logical concern. But their cultural values are obviously different. This is why epidemiologists have had a keen eye on East/SE Asia and West Africa for years with very high likelihood something would emerge from these wet markets. Sure our standards are different, b...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 146
Views: 7713

Re: China and biological warfare story

Aaron747 wrote:
It's where the working class gets their food supplies - not much to really be done other than more inspection when you're serving a market of 500+ million. As I said, shutting down entirely is not an option.

Really? At the risk of shutting down the country -- or the world -- again?

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 146
Views: 7713

Re: China and biological warfare story

Are you kidding? The CCP knows if they closed these markets down they'd have a real citizen mutiny on their hands. Can't shut down something so indelible in the culture. Or, possibly, the wet markets were not the source of the outbreak. If they were, surely they would have had to improve or regulat...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 146
Views: 7713

Re: China and biological warfare story

I'm curious as to whether China has done anything about the wet food markets. If, as they claim, it came from one, surely they would have all been closed down?

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by Braybuddy
Fri May 28, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20620

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

The lesson to be drawn from this historic analysis is that the post World War One Middle East mess is largely tthe fault of the Brits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu-s3xP32b0 Fascinating documentary, which explains the origins of the conflict in great detail. I suppose every state prioritises i...

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by Braybuddy
Sun May 23, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police Camera Footage the Media Won't Show You
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Police Camera Footage the Media Won't Show You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTm55uj ... ubinReport
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Saw this a while ago, don't know how widely it has been shown. Nothing serious, but the woman's idea of racism is hilarious. Go to 13:30:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTm55uj ... ubinReport

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by Braybuddy
Tue May 18, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

In an idea world sure. But we don't live in one. Some parents are physically incapable of looking after their kids, some live in povety (UK levels have sky rocketed the last 10 yeras), some due to their own health be it mental or physical, or something has happend in the family, or maybe they are j...

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by Braybuddy
Sat May 15, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

Braybuddy : so you think law abiding, successful Black American people don't resent the police treating Black people badly, even if it's not them personally ? And it is them personally anyway, driving a nice car while Black ? Suspicious. Entering a nice home while Black ? Suspicious. Remember the p...

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by Braybuddy
Fri May 14, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

Yes education, but a place where kids can go if they have problem at home, a safe place to do something in their spare time , a role model in the local community etc. This was all being done in for example inner London on council estates. That was then almost all decimated by funding cuts from cent...

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by Braybuddy
Fri May 14, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

Killing of George Floyd was something black people in many different countries could relate to. In many countries black people have big issues that people are not interested in solving, so it's clear from how this incident (and all the others that came before) can stoke interest and annoyance in ot...

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by Braybuddy
Fri May 14, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

On the view from the outside, if a US bomb had taken out the school during an operation, the demonstrations world wide would be instant, but in my opinion, not because of folks being anti USA but because folks can exert pressure. Who is going to demonstrate against the Taliban, what good would it d...

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by Braybuddy
Thu May 13, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

Sadly, expect complete silence from the Muslim world over this. While they fight for what's happening in Gaza, they'll remain mum over what happens in a muslim country by Islamic terrorists. And the human rights violation in places like Afghanistan is far far worse than any other place on earth. Fu...

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by Braybuddy
Sun May 09, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4402

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

It just goes to show how important the X-factor is in politics. Once a politican has it, voters don't care about mistakes and minor scandals. The result is a big wake-up call for the British Labour party.

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by Braybuddy
Sat May 08, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 12304

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Reading some of the replies here makes me realise just how bad race relations are in the US, and I suspect we have this coming down the tracks in Europe. It really makes you wonder if multiculturalism is ever going to work. There will always be people who are racist, no matter how much you try to &q...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 05, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

Newark727 wrote:
Last week I went to a night photoshoot at the Southern California Railway Museum - never done anything like this before, but it was great fun.

Some beautiful machinery there! The night photography shows them off really well. Well done! :cheerful:

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by Braybuddy
Tue May 04, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 7577

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTm55uj ... ubinReport
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Some interesting footage of what the US police have to deal with too. Fast forward to 14:00:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTm55uj ... ubinReport

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by Braybuddy
Mon May 03, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

mad99 wrote:
Beautiful pics!

Thank you! :cheerful:

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by Braybuddy
Mon May 03, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

With restrictions being gradually lifted it's great to get out and about for some snapping :spin: https://i.imgur.com/6j44Q9a.jpg https://i.imgur.com/aspak4P.jpg https://i.imgur.com/1GXal6E.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FY3SL3S.jpg https://i.imgur.com/SQ2zLiE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/NJVSLPQ.jpg https://i....

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by Braybuddy
Sun May 02, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 118
Views: 9354

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

Had my first dose of Astra Zeneca yesterday morning. Felt a bit tired in the afternoon and dozed-off for half an hour and woke up with a hard-on, though that might have had more to do with the glass of wine with lunch. Rest of the day was fine, and I got a good night's sleep. Feel fine this morning....

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by Braybuddy
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 7577

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

They literally choose who dies and are not held accountable beyond "go sit in time out". Others get to decide which police officer dies too. Having got involved in another thread about US police shootings, I did some digging of own. Based on 2020 statistics. I found the following: Based o...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Park Legend - man takes six years to use every parking slot
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: Car Park Legend - man takes six years to use every parking slot

Sounds like he just MIGHT be on the spectrum. . . :shock:

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by Braybuddy
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19627

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

I can compare them ro show the ubsurdness in how the instances I provided, these people (who should be considered armed and dangerous) actually attacked police officers, but were taken into custody unharmed. Where Floyd maybe resisted briefly and ends up dead. There are more than enough instances o...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19627

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Sorry, but I have to say that a counterfeit bill is hardly a difficult case. I didn't mean the crime, I meant George Floyd. He was an extremely difficult customer. If he got frustrated over this, then he has no business being a police officer. There are more than enough cases of police being faced ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19627

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Pellegrine wrote:
You rhink people don't snap everyday and kill someone or assault someone? That's why these people are in prison.

Of course. These situations are always tragic, and completely different from premeditated murder.

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by Braybuddy
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 3574

Re: Tea or Coffee?

zakuivcustom wrote:
Does Irish Coffee count as coffee also?

Of course!!! :mrgreen: Particularly with breakfast on Paddy's Day :drunk:

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by Braybuddy
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19627

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Well therein lies the rub. Mr Floyd's crime was relatively minor (to say the least), Chauvin had at least 2 other officers with him and they knew (or at least should have if they were half way competent) at the point in time that he was on the floor that he was unarmed. Yet here we are debating whe...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19627

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

I think you're being far too kind to him. I'd expect similar situations play out in the US several times every day. He was also training the other officers with him. They were stuck between a rock and a hard place and will face a very hefty punishment. Zero sympathy for Chauvin but perhaps just a s...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19627

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

My own take on it: I don't believe the officer deliberately set out to kill the guy. Looks like he had a difficult case on his hands, got frustrated and snapped. Sad for everyone involved.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead
Replies: 21
Views: 1455

Re: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead

Sokes wrote:
One is China. But who is the other?

Isn't that obvious? There aren't many large rogue nations out there . . .

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by Braybuddy
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 53
Views: 4668

Re: Prince Philip has died

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O9OsH1 ... orningPost
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I remember seeing a documentary on this tribe in Vanuatu years ago, thinking it was some sort of spoof or April Fool's joke. One of the little quirks in life which makes the world so wonderful:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O9OsH1 ... orningPost

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by Braybuddy
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead
Replies: 21
Views: 1455

Re: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead

On the downside, I see society becoming increasingly polarised, with the left and right even more entrenched -- fuelled by social media -- resulting in an even more fractured society and increasing mental health issues.

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by Braybuddy
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead
Replies: 21
Views: 1455

Re: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead

Sokes wrote:
Also we Germans haven't started a World War for quite some time.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: At least 75 years overdue!!! :D

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by Braybuddy
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead
Replies: 21
Views: 1455

Re: Idea of the Next 20 Years Ahead

I pretty-much agree with Aaron747 on all points. Art Deco has already had its day and is unlikely to come back in any serious form. If it did, it would only ever be considered pastiche and no doubt derided by purists. We don't even have an end date for the pandemic and the bill hasn't hit the floor ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 2086

Re: Strange business names

csturdiv wrote:
And here in Sydney there is/was a clothing store called Jizz.

Supplier of uniforms to seamen? :D

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by Braybuddy
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 2086

Re: Strange business names

Not sure what’s so shocking about Jihad... it’s a common Islamic name. I work on and off with a guy in Jordan called Jihad. On the face of it had negative connotations.... but that’s just due ignorance. You’ve travelled an awful lot and this surprises me that you’ve posted it. Probably because some...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 2086

Re: Strange business names

Some unusual ones I've come across: https://i.imgur.com/AkLL1up.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dlgKEF0.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kaQxJSl.jpg :shock: https://i.imgur.com/b8IR4SS.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TWC8DTs.jpg https://i.imgur.com/AeJh6FL.jpg https://i.imgur.com/348BpKt.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pY9Duqi.jpg ...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 53
Views: 4668

Re: Prince Philip has died

I think I learned more about Prince Philip from The Crown than anything I've read or seen previously. What a fascinating life and background he had! It was a long, interesting and unusual -- to say the least -- journey from Corfu to Windsor Castle, and there was much, much more to him than the grump...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 40
Views: 2267

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

scbriml wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
It's only taken 49 years, but all for pure pleasure


Impressive list with no work-related travel. Well done.

One of the advantages of being single, I suppose, but I do envy people with kids and grandkids -- particularly as I get :old:

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by Braybuddy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19627

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The seated jury is comprised of nine women and five men. Eight are White, four are Black and two identify as multi-racial. The jurors range in age from their 20s to a grandmother in her 60s. Attorneys and the judge worked through more than 100 people, dismissing most because they acknowledged stron...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 316
Views: 19627

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

extender wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
Does the defence get to reject a number of selections, as they would here in Ireland?


Yes, both the state and the defense have a certain number of challenges in the voir dire process.

Thanks. So what is the racial make-up of the jury, or do we know?

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