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by Braybuddy
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59987935
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Not quite heading for the tower, but pretty embarrassing for Andrew:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59987935

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Interesting that the words of one woman aren’t sufficient to condemn a man, but the words of a second woman are enough to condemn that first woman Probably because the first woman has alredy lied under oath and has a motive. I know nothing about the second woman, but she is/was a friend of the firs...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

M564038 wrote:
No one says to trust your instinct about this, Braybuddy. No one, if anything research suggests the exact opposite.

Well, going by what her friend says, it seems to have got it bang-on.

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

I’ve always thought from the start this was a shake down for more cash from Giuffre. Andrew screwed up when he denied sleeping with her. He should have just admitted he shagged her, instead he made himself look like a complete idiot. There’s nothing illegal about sleeping with a 17 year old, it’s d...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Well, well, well . . . more details are emerging. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Carolyn Andriano, another of Epstein's victims, seems to contradict Giuffre's account of her "abuse": "Andriano recalled Giuffre texting her in 2001, saying: “You’ll never guess who I’m with… ” Andr...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1900

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

vikkyvik wrote:
I will say, however, that the extended versions released on DVD were even better.

I take your word for it, but I'll pass :boggled:. I'm on the same page as luckyone:

luckyone wrote:
I recall thinking several times, during each film, "OK, this has to be the end."

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1900

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The Lord of the Rings trilogy was a travesty. They tried to cram too much into the three films -- and covered it at a dizzying pace -- but there was no way they were going to fill-out the characters, or cover anywhere near the amount of adventures in the books, in a mere nine hours. It would have ma...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Aviation Pictures Thread - 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Non-Aviation Pictures Thread - 2022

Great to see a new thread up and running already! Some recent ones I liked: https://i.imgur.com/1YyWFEL.jpg http://i.imgur.com/1k9v2SV.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kW9qB3W.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9k3zKtp.jpg https://i.imgur.com/EQRp5SJ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4aAKFSa.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ck6Sl7j.jpg h...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3831

Re: 20 years of the Euro

It would be nice to see some better designs though. The current euro designs are quite bland, in particular the notes. I tend to agree, but IIRC the winning designs were chosen by a committee made up of the EU central banks, so it's probably not surprising :roll: . It wouldn't cost anything to chan...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3831

Re: 20 years of the Euro

It would be nice to see some better designs though. The current euro designs are quite bland, in particular the notes. I tend to agree, but IIRC the winning designs were chosen by a committee made up of the EU central banks, so it's probably not surprising :roll: . It wouldn't cost anything to chan...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 157
Views: 6154

Re: MH17-trail, part 1

Realistically, what are the chances that the 4 perpetrators will actually be served justice for the murder of 298 souls on board MH17? Absolute zero? Probably, but it's important to find out exactly what happened. Plus it's no harm keeping the attack in the news and reminding people who was behind ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serb Republic move to depart from Bosnia
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: Serb Republic move to depart from Bosnia

Watched Quo Vadis, Aida? recently, a superb film about the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. It gives some insight into the conflict in that part of the Balkans, although it doesn't give any background leading up to the event, which is unfortunate -- but it is compelling viewing.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 31
Views: 2451

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

What a sad and tragic story. It has destroyed his life, made worse our country dealing with racial and GLTBQ issues at a full boil. He now faces jail as he should for false police reports. I've been reading up on this story, given that it made the news over here this morning. Seems he used a positi...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2371

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

I'm wondering how this squares with Jacinta Ardern's policies of non-discrimination and equality? :scratchchin:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When Harry met Santa
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: When Harry met Santa

Congratulations Posten (Norwegian Mail). https://youtu.be/nDLumk_rQQw There are countries in this world where this simply wouldn’t be paletable, and to them I joyfully stick out my middle finger and say Merry Christmas. :roll: Homosexuality has beome so mainstream it's getting tedious. It was much ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

That's an interesting comment to make with what I assume (dangerous, I know) is the very little you know about her. Well, she hasn't done herself any favours: https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/giuffre-allegations-will-be-excluded-from-maxwell-case-41083493.html "Records, witn...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Everything you describe can be part of grooming. ‘Things she didn’t particularly like’ are explained away by manipulators like Maxwell as ‘oh it’s not so bad’ or ‘you’ll get used to it’ or ‘it’s not like you have to do this all day/every day’. Sick stuff to make excuses for. I'm not making excuses ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

She was also 16 when this first started. She had no marketable skills or other choices. Ever heard the phrase "between a rock and a hard place"? A lot of people don't have marketable skills or choices, yet manage to survive without getting involved in the sex trade! She was working as a s...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

We are not debating prostitution, we are talking about human trafficking. Yes I know that there are people who will do basically anything for money, what does that have to do with predators mentally abusing and manipulating victims into doing things they really don't want? I believe Ms Giuffre knew...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Human trafficking is a lot different than most people realize.. It is rarely ever done by "keeping (someone) in chains in a cellar". It's a lot closer to the moving between New York, London, and the Caribbean as you described. Do you know how many times the victims are in police custody a...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

It's a really strange parallel universe where being manhandled by Prince Andrew is deemed to be "having the time of one's life". :yuck: Indeed, there is no accounting for taste . . . :vomit: Passing judgments of a person's experience and character off a moment in a photo, knowing nothing ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Aaron747 wrote:
How many years of psychiatry have you practiced to be able to definitively opine on a victim's state of mind?

A loaded question for sure. Just because I'm not a pyschiatrist doesn't mean I'm wrong. :D

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by Braybuddy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

The timing of the photo is everything - you’d have a point if it was post-encounter. Remember regarding this very photo and evening Andrew told the BBC it could be faked and that he was taking his daughter out for pizza at the time :boggled: I don't buy for one minute Prince Andrew's version of the...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Grooming is not about a short term forcible thing. It's much more sinister. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/grooming/ Of course grooming exists, and it is sinister. I just wonder if Ms Giuffre has been truthful in her testimony. She claims that her encounter with Andrew ...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5885

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

While I have no doubt that girls were recruited for Epstein, I wonder how many of them were forced? That photo of Prince Andrew with his arm around a beaming Virginia Giuffre's waist doesn't exactly paint a picture of abuse or trauma.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.

Glad that nobody has been killed, but how could a minor event like this affect half of Europe? :scratchchin:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monstrous ethical conundrum
Replies: 32
Views: 1953

Re: Monstrous ethical conundrum

flipdewaf wrote:
Sprouts! Cut them from the stem-> cut a cross in the base->boil them for 10minutes->drain them ->eat.

Pizza? Meh.

Fred

Too long! That's when you get that bitter flavour, which is probably why a lot of people don't like them. Half that time, then add butter and black pepper! :smile:

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by Braybuddy
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4492

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Who said anything about shouting? This has been Seb's argument: We have to now be "loudmouth and deranged" because we are tired of being beaten, ignored, shamed, and forced to change to make a small group of people comfortable. Our big mistake was backing off after Stonewall. They shout a...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4492

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Again, we have ignored them, laughed at them, and calmly and rationally spoken to them. They shout at us, call us names, bully us, pass laws based on "but my faith!", pass laws based on whataboutisms, so, since they don't understand our way of doing things, the last resort seems to be sto...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5094

Re: What is in Britain's future?

For sure the UK will not want to lose NI to join the ROI, but demographics, trade needs may lead to NI becoming part of the ROI. An alternative could be like I suggested with Scotland to have more autonomy. I don't see NI becoming part of Republic for a long time, if ever. Recent opinion polls in t...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5094

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Might be so. We don't know, do we? If you see it like that, any extremist will be key for any referendum, I mean, just set off a bomb and you have the Irish running? It is a volatile region and will remain so, no matter what lies ahead, unfortunately. You can be pretty sure that any whiff of a refe...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5094

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Not what I meant, I mean the violence might trigger a referendum and a reunification. I didn't mean that the reunification will be done by violence itself. I should have been more clear about that. That's what I took it to mean though. No-one in their right mind would propose referendums on reunifi...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5094

Re: What is in Britain's future?

If there's one thing I've learned in the last few years, it's that democratic ideals are a lot more fragile than I'd previously given them credit for. All it takes is a few cynics or zealots, offering easy promises of "winning" and easy cures to fear and anger. War might follow, or it mig...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5094

Re: What is in Britain's future?

It's fantasy stuff to think the current dispute between the UK and EU would lead to another European war. We're living in a different era to the 1930s. What would be the objective? While the UK may have left the EU, it is still a democracy. How exactly would a "strongman" emerge to make th...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4492

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Can't get much worse than the violence and denial of rights we have now. Why should we walk on eggshells and accept being denied rights just to make a small group of very loud, very angry people comfortable? I lived that life. It was hell. I refuse to do it again. If they don't like it, tough. That...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4492

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Like the myth that trans people are really men looking to rape or that gays are just confused or schools indoctrinate kids to be gay and trans. We all know these myths are simply not true. But, they are still shouted out as fact from right wing media. No matter how much we gather kumbayah style, th...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4492

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

And, honestly, we have tried talking and reasoning and using science and logic. And, still, they want to take away our equality and still threaten, yell, and beat us. That appears to be the only thing they understand. So, why not speak their language when all else fails? That just ups the ante. And...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4492

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Which is worse: being loudmouth and deranged out of ignorance or being loudmouth and deranged because we're mad as hell and not going to take it anymore? Neither. They're both equally bad. You'll get far more out of people by trying to talking to them or trying to persuade them. Has anyone ever bee...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4492

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

LGBTQ people simply want the same rights as conservatives. We tried to play the game and that got us no where. We have to now be "loudmouth and deranged" because we are tired of being beaten, ignored, shamed, and forced to change to make a small group of people comfortable. Our big mistak...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3773

Re: Can Islam reform ?

It really depends how you define “Islam”. I’ve spent a lot of time living and working in the Middle East and North Africa. In my experience, the vast majority of Muslims (by that I mean just about everyone) just want to live a peaceful life in exactly the same way the vast majority of the rest of t...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3773

Re: Can Islam reform ?

Possibly more pertinent is "Does Islam want to reform?". There's not much evidence to say it does.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3773

Re: Can Islam reform ?

Islam needs more people as brave as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who has written a book on the subject:
Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4492

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

I've never heard of this show. It'll be first on my list tonight! :D

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

ChrisKen wrote:
A simple DNS issue.

A DNR would have been nice :D

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2425

Re: Your favorite junk food

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Can't beat 'em . . .

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Multiple social media platforms are zotzed

vhqpa wrote:
IMHO Wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if they never came back online...


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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Topic
Replies: 20
Views: 2048

Re: Deleted Topic

Have you ever considered reporting a post that contains that language? We don't read every post, we need help having them brought to our attention. It's been a long long time since there were notifications for deleted posts. We've talked about that ad nauseum along with telling people to email us. ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Topic
Replies: 20
Views: 2048

Re: Deleted Topic

I guess the old A-Net is truly gone and this has now become a touchy-feely zone. I’m glad I’ve curtailed my visits to non-av. It’s not the place it used to be. I would have to agree. I have had posts deleted without any explanation. They have not contained unacceptable words, or even words with ast...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Observations about Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: Some Observations about Greece

fr8mech wrote:
Speaking of cars, a lot more American cars than I remember.

I'm curious. What cars? American cars are very thin on the ground in Europe. :scratchchin:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 50
Views: 3439

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

Funny how historic events sear the most trivial things into your memory. I was working at the time and was on a particularly difficult job coming up to 2pm, which is New York time +5, so I didn't hear the text message coming though from one of my mates. I took the phone out of my pocket to check the...

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