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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Observations about Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 903

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: 49
Views: 2698

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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by Braybuddy
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 42
Views: 4024

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

do you really think the possibility of dismantling, transporting and reassembling billions of atoms correctly is even remotely possible, I don't know, and --this may come as a shock-- neither do you . At all. By what laughable arrogance do you believe that you, whoever you are, have the wherewithal...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 42
Views: 4024

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Meh, people said the same thing about flight too, for centuries. ...now, kids do it. And increasingly, so do robots. What (just 120ish years ago) was considered the holy grail of human mechanical achievement-- is now so expectant and commonplace that many people don't even care about or appreciate ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?
Replies: 42
Views: 4024

Re: Will commercial flying ever become obsolete?

Not until someone invents teleportation. When you start looking at teleportation more closely, I don't beleive this will ever become a realistic option for living beings. Say it was invented tomorrow, the first item to be teleported would be something made of a single material, say a wooden block o...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 2643

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

Seems to be a problem with some of the images for some reason. I'll repost:

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1800

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

Just introduce her by her name! It's fun to have people guessing, but they'll soon figure it out by themselves :D

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 2643

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

It's summer . . . and the livin' is easy :D https://i.imgur.com/JOBxnDq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WtwlTCN.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dIc0e0g.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LLG3yqk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/romziwb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0QEDQhf.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OFZbKnD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/y8pHkiN.jpg ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2878

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

As for what Non-AV is, a lot of it is based on people posting new ideas other than politics, and we are missing the sports threads, and general hobbies threads of the past, but that is due to the lack of posters wanting to start up new topics outside of politics. Could the lack of posters have some...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2878

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

Wanna know something else? I spend a LOT less time reading through forums here on our one and only airliners.net . I'm sure all of you have noticed that since COVID took hold, the posts on here have been nothing but depressing predictions of the future. (Yes, things are getting better in some count...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2786

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0Y9eQT8kD4

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Nilsson must be turning in his grave . .. :eyepopping:
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offloaded wrote:
or this very talented lady on Bulgarian Idol singing "Ken Lee"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0Y9eQT8kD4

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Nilsson must be turning in his grave . .. :eyepopping:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2786

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Hey Braybuddy! I have a story about "Living Next Door to Alice"... I had an aunt called Alice. She loved the song. So naturally her daughter wanted to play it at her funeral along with a few other favourites and the expected hymn or two ... You can guess the rest! I have never seen so man...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2786

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

I totally love 'Don't Marry Her' and have always found the two versions interchangeable in funny ways. Some of their greatest hits packages have the 'clean' version and at least one has the 'other' version. The original album and singles have the more colourful version. All the live versions I have...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 307
Views: 16163

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/ ... -1.4625125
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Just saw this very interesting article. Seems there's something worth investigating here:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/ ... -1.4625125

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6324

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Except nobody’s bending the rules here - the airline has a policy saying crews can opt for the opposite gender’s uniform, and if they do so, they have to wear it correctly and completely. That's up to them then, but I can't see many others following. I doubt it came out of nowhere. If a company wan...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6324

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

I think the clue lies in the word: uniform. A smart, well-tailored uniform is important for a company's image . . . this is why they exist! And seeing groups of similarly turned-out employees looks professional, which is important in the airline industry. I don't think this will ever change. Sure yo...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6324

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

It's not going to kill anyone to wear whatever uniform the company decides, no matter how much they may dislike it. That is what they are paid to do. There are many strange and unusual uniforms out there (I'm thinking of Disney characters, etc), and the employee agrees to wear that uniform if he or ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6324

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

What's happening here is that you now have a gender/identity obsessed demographic who see him identifying as she, and see her as courageous. But you also have other demographics who just see him as someone self-obsessed who doesn't take his job too seriously, which they wouldn't see as being very pr...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3727

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

Somehow, the Republicans at this so-called "conservative" conference don't seem to agree with you...: Um, the word "diversity" isn't exactly in the Republican party's vocabulary..... at all . The tent I was referring to is the LGBTQ tent, but they probably wouldn't agree with me...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3727

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

Kiwirob wrote:
Why would the LGB people support her at all, Jenner has been quite clear in her distain for the gay community?

Kind of interesting though to have someone inside the tent who has alternative views. That's what diversity is all about, isn't it?

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2786

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Kiwirob wrote:
In many countries that line is cropped from the song.

Well, not surprising, given that "Fairytale of New York" was reissued in a censored, sanitised version for the same reason a couple of years ago. Are we in 2021 or 1951? I'm not sure anymore.

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2786

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

I think the singer with probably the most indecipherable lyrics has to be David Bowie, and I speak as a fan (apart from his latter years). I remember him once saying in an interview that he would sometimes write the lyrics, then jumble them around, which makes sense, when you read some of them.

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgium Urgently Recalls Ambassador to South Korea Over Wife's Behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Belgium Urgently Recalls Ambassador to South Korea Over Wife's Behavior

Sounds like a case of "entitlement" more than anything else. I presume she has diplomatic immunity, so it seems to have gone to her head. Certainly the ambassador's position is untenable.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2786

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

Jimmy Page, Elvis, and Steven Tyler dated girls under 15 and nobody has canceled them. 'Brown Sugar' is still played on classic rock radio, and nobody has cancelled that. Perhaps it's reasonable to relax about the perceived reach of cancel culture. Back in the '70s it was common, and completely acc...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2786

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

There has never been a reason to 'cancel' Knopfler because he has always been clear in interviews that song is from the perspective of two working class simpletons and that's how they talk. Oh right, which sound perfectly reasonable. But given the highly emotive reaction to certain adjectives nowad...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2786

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

A radio station have an 'official' term for this: Mama appeelsal . Songs with undecidable lyrics which listeners hear 'dutch' words of sentences in :lol: It's known as a mondegreen in English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen the Jimi Hendrix classic "Purple Haze" when I hear &quo...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone identify these UFOs?
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Anyone identify these UFOs?

Two small objects, which initially seemed to be balloons (they rose slowly, just like balloons), yet closer up they seem to be more like mechanical devices. Yet they don't look (or didn't move) like drones, and one seems to have a balloon-like object hanging out the bottom: https://i.imgur.com/kDgEe...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aussie Woman Woke Up From Surgery With Irish Accent
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Aussie Woman Woke Up From Surgery With Irish Accent

To Aussies and Yanks, it's close enough :lol: That's the thing about distance. We would refer to someone as having an American accent, when there are actually many varieties. And, of course, it always annoys Canadians when they're abroad and people ask them what part of America they are from. Not l...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aussie Woman Woke Up From Surgery With Irish Accent
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Aussie Woman Woke Up From Surgery With Irish Accent

That got a lot of coverage over here, but it isn't really an Irish accent. There are some vowel sounds similar to an Irish accent, but she'd never pass for a native over here. Interesting though!

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3231

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

zkojq wrote:
So what's the way forwards in terms of dealing with Putin and getting concessions out of him?

Waiting till he dies, probably.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3231

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

frmrCapCadet wrote:
but war must be avoided.

Putin is already at war with the West. Military war is expensive, and Putin is far to clever for that.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3231

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

Talking to someone is cozying up in your book? I do not subscribe to that point of view. I do, particularly when you're dealing with someone who treats you beneath contempt. One is part of the EU, the other isn’t. If you can’t (or won’t) see that, it’s okay. I think I had that one figured already. ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3231

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

What principle would exactly be violated by talking to Putin? I don´t think it is a good idea, but its not like they suggested lifting sanctions or recognizing the annexation of Crimea or such. best regards Thomas I'm talking about cosying-up to Putin, while wanting to expel Orban. One is a pale im...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3231

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

marcelh wrote:
Then it’s easy to critize “European values” if your country doesn’t have it (other than: me, myself and I)

I doubt if any country has "principles", but it's hypocritical to claim them and them and do the opposite.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3231

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

marcelh wrote:
And you live in a county with principles?

I never said I did.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3231

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

Two different issues. Orban/Hungary is a parasite in the EU and should be dealt with accordingly. Putin is a SOB, but as the saying goes: “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” Like it or not, Europe is close to Russia, so you have to deal with each other one way or another. Absolute r...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3231

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

EU leaders seem to be sending out mixed messages: Mark Rutte wanting Hungary out of the EU on the one hand, and Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron sucking-up to Vladimir Putin on the other. Does anyone even know what "European values" mean any more?

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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: 858

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: 2543

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: 931

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: 931

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: 46
Views: 2407

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: 931

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: 931

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: 1489

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: 46
Views: 2407

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: 2543

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: 170
Views: 14137

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: 170
Views: 14137

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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