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by fallap
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 52
Views: 3011

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

Also I would like to see Taiwan liberate mainland China and have Xi Xinping work in a shoe factory for the rest of his life

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by fallap
Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest air trip made.
Replies: 49
Views: 3605

Re: Craziest air trip made.

Copenhagen to Stockholm with SAS B736, then onwards to Doha with Qatar A332 arriving in Abu Dhabi with a Qatar A320. Then having to make my way to some obscure terminal apparently only used by guest workers to go through a laughable security check, board a Biman DC-10 to Chittagong, getting to ride ...

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by fallap
Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 52
Views: 3011

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

I would like to see the public showing as much appraisal for us hard working bureaucrats as they do with doctors and nurses ;)

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by fallap
Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netherlands Going Into Hard Lockdown From 5AM Sunday
Replies: 33
Views: 2607

Re: Netherlands Going Into Hard Lockdown From 5AM Sunday

This has gone from being a pandemic to a darn circus.

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by fallap
Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serb Republic move to depart from Bosnia
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: Serb Republic move to depart from Bosnia

Probably for the better, as grievances and the quest for autonomy was among the causes of the whole damn war in the first place. The last thing we need are tensions flaring up again, if granting autonomy to Republika Srpska is a way to avoid it, then fine with me.

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by fallap
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2363

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

Tobacco should not be legal with our knowledge of what it does to both the user and those around them. Can you think of another product which, when used exactly as intended, has such a high likelihood of illness or death? Firearms? :b You might want to think about that example a little more. So why...

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by fallap
Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2363

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

Talk about interfering in people lives and taking away choices on a legal product Tobacco should not be legal with our knowledge of what it does to both the user and those around them. Can you think of another product which, when used exactly as intended, has such a high likelihood of illness or de...

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by fallap
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1230

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

Just to show how much history means to different generations can be seen just on these forums. Without going into specifics (because I'd probably get the post deleted), here's an example. A poster from one country chastises another from a different country about some human rights or military issue....

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by fallap
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4941

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

I take issue with your intimation that this is 'a mild pandemic', given that in excess of 250,000,000 people are recorded as having been infected with COVID-19 and in excess of 5,000,000 people are recorded as dying after becoming infected with COVID-19. Source: https://www.worldometers.info/corona...

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by fallap
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4941

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

lightsaber wrote:
Francoflier wrote:


Germany must implement stricter measures. I'm afraid the USA is only weeks behind.

Lightsaber


What sort of stricter measures would you like to see implemented in Germany? :)

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by fallap
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4941

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's quite astonishing, and worrying, how supposedly robust liberal democracies are willing to throw a firesale of civil liberties and fundamental freedoms the moment a mild pandemic appears. I take issue with your intimation that this is 'a mild pandemic', given that in excess of 250,000,000 peopl...

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by fallap
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4941

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's also astonishing and worrying how many people will resist making simple gestures that benefit everyone around them in the name of a dated interpretation of individual rights. Didn’t realize that bodily autonomy and right to be secure in your person were dated individual rights. In China you’re...

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by fallap
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4941

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's quite astonishing, and worrying, how supposedly robust liberal democracies are willing to throw a firesale of civil liberties and fundamental freedoms the moment a mild pandemic appears. It's also astonishing and worrying how many people will resist making simple gestures that benefit everyone...

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by fallap
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 4941

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's quite astonishing, and worrying, how supposedly robust liberal democracies are willing to throw a firesale of civil liberties and fundamental freedoms the moment a mild pandemic appears. I am sorry, but this isn't Ebola and most of us will come out unscathed from an infection. What also concern...

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by fallap
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 39093

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

lightsaber wrote:
c933103 wrote:
art wrote:



With the crazy amount that Omicron mutated, it means we eventually get something which, in my opinion, will make the 1918-1920 flu seem mild.



The Spanish Flu killed tens of millions, you really think the new variant will be just as deadly? Or did I misinterpret your post? :)

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by fallap
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 25
Views: 1748

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/12/02/school-bullies-could-face-three-years-jail-new-french-law/ In my opinion children has no place in jail in any civilised country! I really don't see what exactly this is meant to improve, and honestly it reeks of the usual pandering to the masses by ...

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by fallap
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 25
Views: 1748

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

I was mercilessly bullied as a kid and in my experience, it’s often the bullied kid who ends up getting into trouble when they finally defend themselves. Many also end up dropping out while the bullies face no consequences. My schools were zero tolerance but that doesn’t mean anything. I would desp...

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by fallap
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 25
Views: 1748

School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/12/02/school-bullies-could-face-three-years-jail-new-french-law/ In my opinion children has no place in jail in any civilised country! I really don't see what exactly this is meant to improve, and honestly it reeks of the usual pandering to the masses by p...

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by fallap
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21148

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

We have to force the vaccine on the uneducated and math challenged because at the end of the day they are killing themselves. It's a good rule of thumb not to demonize the people you disagree with, calling unvaccinated people uneducated and math challenged will hardly win them over. The vaccine oug...

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by fallap
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 3094

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

Ask the cabin crew nicely if they will allow you to sleep in their crew compartment. :b

Otherwise, down a good chunk of alcohol before boarding and pass out. The crew may even extend you the courtesy of ducttaping you to your seat for free. xD

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by fallap
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21148

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

We have to force the vaccine on the uneducated and math challenged because at the end of the day they are killing themselves. It's a good rule of thumb not to demonize the people you disagree with, calling unvaccinated people uneducated and math challenged will hardly win them over. The vaccine oug...

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by fallap
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: People who've had LASIK and PRK surgeries, chime in!
Replies: 25
Views: 1300

Re: People who've had LASIK and PRK surgeries, chime in!

Eye surgery scares the hell out of me. What is the chance you get blinded?? From what I gather about the anatomy of the eye it is impossible to be blinded by the LASIK procedure as the eye sight nerves are located in the back of the eye out of reach of the scalp and laser. You can still risk damage...

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by fallap
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: People who've had LASIK and PRK surgeries, chime in!
Replies: 25
Views: 1300

Re: People who've had LASIK and PRK surgeries, chime in!

(1) LASIK (2) I had two options to choose from; LASIK and LASEK. LASEK is cheaper but takes longer to heal, it would only make sense if I wanted to become a member of the Special Forces. Thus I chose LASIK. (3) My eyesight was near perfect shortly after the operation. I had to administer anti-biotic...

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by fallap
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greece, Passenger Locater Form, transit?
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Greece, Passenger Locater Form, transit?

I'm trying to fill in my PLF for arrival to Greece on Friday But I am struggling to make sense of what to write in the country of departure? Because only one flight number can be filled in I am flying CPH-ZRH-ATH So should I write Denmark or Switzerland as country of departure? Best wishes, - Philip

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by fallap
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 42373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

There is nothing more fruitful in wonders than the art of being free; but there is nothing harder than apprenticeship in liberty. It is not the same with despotism. Despotism often presents itself as the repairer of all the misfortunes suffered; it is the support of legitimate rights, the upholder o...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 42373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Sydney, a major metropolis in total lockdown because of 80 cases. This must be the embodiment of insanity to restrict the basic right to free movement due to a handful of cases. Fortunately this sort of madness proposed by doctors were shot down in Denmark. Delta quickly overwhelms the hospitals. B...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 42373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Sydney, a major metropolis in total lockdown because of 80 cases. This must be the embodiment of insanity to restrict the basic right to free movement due to a handful of cases. Fortunately this sort of madness proposed by doctors were shot down in Denmark. Seriously? Does one really need to explai...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 42373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Sydney, a major metropolis in total lockdown because of 80 cases. This must be the embodiment of insanity to restrict the basic right to free movement due to a handful of cases. Fortunately this sort of madness proposed by doctors were shot down in Denmark.

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by fallap
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 211925

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

What is your opinion regarding vaccinating children against Covid-19? Wouldn't it be better to vaccinate the adults and those at risk without subjecting the kids to a vaccine they don't need? FYI I'm not an antiwaxer at all (go Team Johnson!) But the suggestion to vaccinate children in Denmark has ...

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by fallap
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 211925

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

What is your opinion regarding vaccinating children against Covid-19? Wouldn't it be better to vaccinate the adults and those at risk without subjecting the kids to a vaccine they don't need? FYI I'm not an antiwaxer at all (go Team Johnson!) But the suggestion to vaccinate children in Denmark has b...

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by fallap
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 211925

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

I love the way the Russian Sputnik V vacciine was rolled out ahead of all the others, but nothing was said about its efficacy. Now that that the Pfizer vaccine has been claimed to be 90 per cent effective, the Russians suddenly come out with figures: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/11/russia...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 42373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Similarly, there are many citizens, of many countries, who have been working abroad, and received vaccines not approved in their own countries. Now, when they want to return home, their countries don't accept their status as vaccinated. So then, what are their options? Remain classified as unvaccin...

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by fallap
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 151
Views: 16684

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Got my J&J yesterday, feeling super fine :)

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by fallap
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 42373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Got my first Covid-19 test today during the whole pandemic. Was negative, which is to be expected for a healthy 30 year old male. A healthy 30 years old have less chance of turning into severe case or death, but the probability of infection isn't significantly lower than other age group, according ...

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by fallap
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 42373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Got my first Covid-19 test today during the whole pandemic. Was negative, which is to be expected for a healthy 30 year old male.

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by fallap
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 42373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Florida removes all remaining COVID restrictions (links to PDF) https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Public-Health-Advisory-filed-4.29.21.pdf Unbelievably dumb. But then this is the FL state government, so... I feel sorry for any MD or RN dealing with this in the Sunshine sta...

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by fallap
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 211925

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

It's interesting reading all these terrible stories coming from America. Here in Denmark, even though vaccinations are rolling out slower than expected, we are talking about removing the requirement to wear facial masks and things are opening up again. Then again we do live together with a lot fewe...

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by fallap
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4235

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Denmark just ended Asylum Seeker last May. And there are some more countries in Europe that will end it too. I bet Finland, Poland, Romania and Czech Republic has already ended too. Any other countries in Europe in your opinion that also end Asylum Seeker or is just these 5? We didn't. We began dep...

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by fallap
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 211925

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

It's interesting reading all these terrible stories coming from America. Here in Denmark, even though vaccinations are rolling out slower than expected, we are talking about removing the requirement to wear facial masks and things are opening up again. Then again we do live together with a lot fewer...

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by fallap
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4235

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Denmark just ended Asylum Seeker last May. And there are some more countries in Europe that will end it too. I bet Finland, Poland, Romania and Czech Republic has already ended too. Any other countries in Europe in your opinion that also end Asylum Seeker or is just these 5? Do you have any sources...

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by fallap
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7747

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

I can assure you that terrorist attacks on European soil are not ignored. Also, if you pay any attention to the European affairs we are currently undergoing a massive shift to the right in response to the increase in immigration. How many attacks have you made on their sources and sanctuaries? Spai...

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by fallap
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7747

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Also, if you pay any attention to the European affairs we are currently undergoing a massive shift to the right in response to the increase in immigration. Actually: France - Centrist and Liberal President and Prime Minister. Both legislative bodies dominated by centrists, social democrats and cent...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7747

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Also, I hate to rain on your parade but the occasional terrorist attacks (mind you, things were a lot less worse in the 1960's and 70's) do not constitute a war, not even a civil war, and if it was the case Europe would still remain one of the most peaceful places on earth. Of course it isn't a civ...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7747

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

After US pull put of Afghanistan, amid new push of cooperation between China, Pakistan and Afghanistan, will China send its army into the Afghanistan to fill the void of power left by the US? No, unless there is a single authority powerful ebough to reign over and suppress all the ears, but that wo...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7747

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

We have managed to live in peace and harmony in Europe (save the breakup of Yugoslavia) since 1945. The breakup of Yugoslavia is a huge "except for". Over 130,000 people were killed. With so many non-state terrorist organizations, I'd say the London, Paris and Madrid attacks would constit...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7747

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

After US pull put of Afghanistan, amid new push of cooperation between China, Pakistan and Afghanistan, will China send its army into the Afghanistan to fill the void of power left by the US? Is a world without war possible? No, unless there is a single authority powerful ebough to reign over and s...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7747

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Regarding the quest for revenge after 9/11. Talk about digging two graves...

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by fallap
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 59
Views: 7554

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

F-16
Boeing 707 AWACS
IL-76
Concorde
Dassault Mercure
SAAB F-35 Draken


EH-101
Sikorsky Seahawk

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by fallap
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 462
Views: 67957

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

I swear I thought I had slept for ten months when I woke up and read the news. I guess it aint no April's fools then.

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by fallap
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 211925

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

[ Lightsaber Late edit: Read BaconBeatty above on this variant. B.1.617.2 "Delta" is going to be "interesting" for those avoiding the vaccine. Even later edit, my oldest just had jab #2. I wish my youngest qualified for the vaccine. I would do one adult dose now and wait for cer...

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