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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: 41539

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: 41539

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: 41539

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: 41539

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: 205266

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: 205266

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: 205266

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: 41539

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: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14264

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: 41539

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: 41539

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: 41539

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: 205266

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: 34
Views: 1886

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: 205266

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: 34
Views: 1886

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: 7552

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: 7552

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: 7552

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: 7552

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: 7552

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: 7552

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: 7552

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: 57
Views: 6874

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: 460
Views: 64818

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: 205266

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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by fallap
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205266

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I messaged my High School friend (from decades ago) on Facebook who said that she "doesn't trust the vaccines". I pointed out that she's not choosing between the vaccine risks and no vaccine risks - she's choosing between the vaccine risks and the COVID risks. Depending on her age and hea...

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by fallap
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 32526

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

This was an outrageous act by the autocratic regime in Belarus. Hopefully things will eventually improve in time and the people of Belarus, as well as anyone living in an autocracy, be able to break their chains and live under a government they deserve. Lukashenko is nothing but a thug and ought to ...

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by fallap
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205266

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Gonna get my Johnson next week, and hopefully I can get on with my life.

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by fallap
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 21153

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Here goes Britain's participation in Erasmus+, so much for those wanting to study in the UK or vice versa. What a shame that EU students now have to face massive tuition fees (something that ought to be abolished in favour of government sponsored "free" education), and British students now...

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by fallap
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax
Replies: 31
Views: 2258

Re: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax

What about men with clean and beautiful pedicured feet?

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by fallap
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everyone's worst type of hangover
Replies: 31
Views: 1939

Re: Everyone's worst type of hangover

Waking up in the detention at the police station is a pretty bad way to start your hangover, especially because the guards are in anything but a rush to allow you access to the bathroom...

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by fallap
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to defeat my bourgeois attitude?
Replies: 25
Views: 1998

Re: How to defeat my bourgeois attitude?

Exert your authority and tell your son that he can get a table tennis table the day he starts bringing home the green. Also, give him a few heart warming slaps to show how much you care about him. If you want to show your son what the future holds, show him a leather boot trampling in his face forever

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by fallap
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Study: Trickle Down economics don't work
Replies: 53
Views: 2211

Re: Study: Trickle Down economics don't work

Is this news? I thought trickle down economics as an effective measure of economic stimulus was disproven many years/decades ago.

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by fallap
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 8021

Re: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned

Authoritarian countries develop not because of their harsh leaders, but despite them. Yes, China has undergone an impressive level of development - but so did the US and Western Europe in the wake of World War Two. China simply started from a much lower position and has spend the last couple of dec...

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by fallap
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 153
Views: 18798

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Thai Airways: 747-400, one flight from Hong Kong to Bangkok, March 2011 KLM: 747-400M, one flight from Amsterdam to Nairobi, May 2012 Air France: 747-400, one (very long) flight from Paris to Mexico City, February 2013 Cathay Pacific: 747-400, one flight from Hong Kong to Beijing, March 2014 (I depa...

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by fallap
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5560

Re: Your Favorite Movie

Casablanca, 1942.

Louis is my absolute spirit animal.

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by fallap
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 30689

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Well after nearly 10 months of avoiding Covid-19 and taking precautions, I got a positive test on Saturday. The symptoms I have are shortness of breath, tightness around the chest area, my muscles and bones feel like they are on fire and a temperature above 38 degrees. My wife also tested positive ...

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by fallap
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are cruel rulers necessary?
Replies: 66
Views: 5399

Re: Are cruel rulers necessary?

The basic human desire requires freedom above everything else, and no amount of economic advances can act as a substitution True for some people. I'm not even sure if it is true for most people. Even in wealthy societies some women marry men only for their money. In poor societies economic situatio...

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by fallap
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 4204

Re: So far, which year is worst?

1981 was a pretty bad year if your were a homosexual male living in San Francisco. :/

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by fallap
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are cruel rulers necessary?
Replies: 66
Views: 5399

Re: Are cruel rulers necessary?

What happened after he died?.. The attached is perhaps also of interest to anyone thinking Tito was benevolent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleiburg_repatriations#Number_of_victims Yugoslavia was bound to fail eventually, sadly the break-up couldn't be solved by peaceful means as has been seen in...

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by fallap
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are cruel rulers necessary?
Replies: 66
Views: 5399

Re: Are cruel rulers necessary?

Singapore Turkey Seychelles Lets say we do get a "benevolent dictator" - if at all there is such a thing. The closest example I can think of is Kemal Ataturk in Turkey who dragged the carcass of the Ottoman Empire into the modern era. He was a dictator who ruled with an iron hand. But he ...

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by fallap
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?
Replies: 133
Views: 7398

Re: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?

Because America is stuck with an antiquated electoral system that makes the rest of the (civilized) world boggle its mind. ''

America is truly the most industrialized third world nation.

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by fallap
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4441

Re: Another Terror Attack in France (Beheading)

“Enough is enough,” Estrosi said. “It’s time now for France to exonerate itself from the laws of peace in order to definitively wipe out Islamo-fascism from our territory.” Major of Nice. :thumbsup: https://www.reuters.com/article/france-security-nice-int-idUSKBN27E18D If Muslim will not be able to...

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by fallap
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should liberalism apply to force trying to undermine it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

Re: Should liberalism apply to force trying to undermine it?

The internal threats against liberal democracy is negligent at best, and there are already sufficient legal measures in place that hinders people in breaking down democracy from within. Applying anti-democratic measures to fight anti-democrats were first thought of by Karl Loewenstein in the wake of...

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by fallap
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 28184

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

Most people are in denial and are still hoping for this to magically go away. Yes, including yourself... You are just another frenzied and panicked individual looking for a divine solution to the problem rather that facing the reality that this is just another disease we'll have to live alonglside ...

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by fallap
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16086

Re: Political Position (Guns)

My opinion. If you want to operate a firearm, join the police or the armed forces, or go hunting.

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by fallap
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 28184

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

Paris and a number of other cities in France are going on a nighttime curfew from 9 pm to 6 am for four weeks starting on Saturday. This comes as COVID-19 cases are increasing dramatically and anyone breaking the curfew will face a fine of 135 euros with fines increasing for repeat offenses. https:...

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by fallap
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Reunification of Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 2926

Re: The Reunification of Germany

Who would have imagined during those incredible days, that one day statues of Marx and Lenin will be erected again in Germany? I don't see any problem with erecting statues of Karl Marx. He made some important contributions by highlighting the plight and the exploitation of workers that followed in...

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by fallap
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Reunification of Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 2926

Re: The Reunification of Germany

Today marks the 30 year anniversary of the reunification of Germany, which was an important moment in history and a huge step toward the fall of communism in Europe. Who would have imagined during those incredible days, that one day statues of Marx and Lenin will be erected again in Germany? I don'...

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