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by anrec80
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

I don't understand why they would hack this. Could they not have simply asked nicely for the vaccine if it becomes available? Neither do I. They have finished their own tests of their own vaccine and medicine by now. A certificate is about to be issued, and mass-production is about to begin. Britis...

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

It's boring, girls. Can we get at least somewhat more creative? Say, Vietnamese hackers stole coronavirus vaccine upon an order from Russians, or the other way around. Or, say, a Russian oligarch bribed Jeremy Corbin to give them coronavirus vaccine recipe. Russians have already tested their own vac...

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19534

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

And for the rare occasions that a Delta Diamond Medallion member wants to go from Atlanta to Antalya, he has two options: either strand in AMS or deal with the horror of flying economy in a 737 filled with Dutch families ;-) Yepp. My only question is - what would a Delta Medallion even do in Antaly...

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19534

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

So the "socially driven route" for Rossiya mean regional/commuter route in other airlines? So there will be a mainline airlines, a LCC, and then a regional airlines? I guess that make sense, and is not too different from what many other airlines are doing. In Russian conditions, those mea...

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19534

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

So how is codesharing with Skyteam supposed to work? Fly to Moscow in J then connect on 'Podeba' in LCC format?? That's not unique in the business. I have seen Delta passengers connect to certain Transavia (HV) routes KLM doesn't fly to. This is what I thought too and it didn't make any sense to me.

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19534

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

There/s visa free travel for St Petersburg for the vast majority of Europeans on shorts trips these days - it's actually a lot easier than visiting the USA. Moscow will soon follow. Obviously Brits and Americans excluded ... Visa free is there if you are arriving with a cruise. Speaking of visa-fre...

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by anrec80
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2869

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

They are versatile. The brosband has a Tacoma. I have a sensible sedan. But, I get it. So much stuff can fit in the back. Plus, if a truck has the Four Wheel Drive option, that would be really good for those harsh Northeast winters! Is it Northeast winters that are harsh? Are you sure on that? :D :...

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia
Replies: 31
Views: 1377

Re: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia

That is a very good question indeed, and a question that needs to be answered. If she just stole some documents in the hope on asylum, it is possible. Than again, Occam razor learns us, that we need to seek the explanation with the least guesswork. And in this case, well..... how likely would it be...

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding

luckyone wrote:
Well, using my example that’s up to 30 x 6 = 180. Sounds more than minimal to me.


Generally, all inquiries and hard pulls made within 30 days, count as one.

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia
Replies: 31
Views: 1377

Re: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia

No, that is simply a false statement, let me give you yet again independent research why it is a false statement. http://graphics.eiu.com/upload/topic-pages/democracy-index-2019/Democracy-map-2019-website.jpg There are no absolutely independent sources. This source primarily caters to the audience ...

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia
Replies: 31
Views: 1377

Re: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia

It is pretty simple to define who is and who is not democratic: which countries have free and fair elections. Russia, obviously then, remains a regime. It's not simple really. There are nations with free elections, but mostly oligarchic political systems - South Korea, USA, Ukraine. There are free ...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding
Replies: 21
Views: 1781

Re: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding

Maybe in Europe. Cancel a card from someone like CITI in the US, and a week later you get offers from them to 'come back' and enhanced sign-up bonuses. It would be easy for a person to go through four or five cards a year, and 'earn' four or five sets of bonuses. Nope. With Citi, you can get a new ...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia
Replies: 31
Views: 1377

Re: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia

Based on this, the US is turning into a regime then. Yes, it does. It's easy to point to CA and NY and say those are states overrun with "woke people" who will likely attack you for disagreeing with them, but go to AL or SC and disagree with their residents and see how that turns out. The...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LOL: Mexican Towns Stop Americans at the Border
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: LOL: Mexican Towns Stop Americans at the Border

And this is just the beginning! Imagine what happens when BLM supporters take over the whole country and more and more Americans will be seeking escape. Imagine newspaper articles “life of illegal immigrants from USA in Mexico”.

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3
Replies: 32
Views: 3486

Re: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3

Aeroflot, with it's lower costs and financial streams that other airlines don't get fills 2x-3x/day SVO-JFK depending on season. The next biggest market - Warsaw - has a plethora LOT flights to various cities in the United States, and is part of Star Alliance (although treated as an orphan). But re...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

The majority never fails to miss the real looting which they cannot see taking place...the idiot stealing booze, sneakers, liquor and tv sets is easily recognizable (from tv shows) but the white collar billion dollar looting goes basically undetected costing tax payers billions of not trillions...b...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia
Replies: 31
Views: 1377

Re: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia

We've been over this for a number of times. Russia has an autocratic style of government = regime. Democratic not equal to a regime. Not hard to understand, now is it? I don't agree with that. Too many countries who call themselves democratic are acting more and more like regimes. In Europe, when s...

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3
Replies: 32
Views: 3486

Re: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3

DL used to do JFK-KBP prior to 2008. However, they ended that route due to lack of business traffic between the region and the USA. I think all Eastern Europe will have this issue for US3.

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia
Replies: 31
Views: 1377

Re: WV Woman Rushes to Mexico with Secret Gov't Docs — Seeks Asylum in Russia

I think she was looking at Russia as a place to live with the child, from where she would not be given away - probably keeping Edward Snowden example. I don't think that paper she had would be of any interest to Russians. I don't know how she was going to enter the country though - had she had a Rus...

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

Remember when everyone was up in arms because the Democratic governor of Michigan would not let people plant flowers because those sections of home improvement stores are not essential? The governors of OR, WA, and CA all are requiring masks be worn indoors. Gov. Newsom is even delaying indoor dini...

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A message to those who are feeling down
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: A message to those who are feeling down

Ok, so I don't know how to start off, so I'll just go right into this. If you are feeling down, or like COVID is killing the vibe, I feel your pain. Believe me, I do. I'm just 13, and it's my dream to fly 757/767 for Delta Airlines. But, COVID might've killed that. I wanted to fly the 777 for Delta...

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

What doesn't make sense of your claim of 'normalcy' during those years amid all that unrest as listed. People are on edge by Coronavirus in a way never before because the stay at home enforcement and no work - that is what's unprecedented. Before, there was no situation of a civil standoff, where o...

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

The Governor of Georgia is calling out about 1000 National Guard troops to patrol the crime spike in Atlanta: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/06/politics/georgia-governor-state-of-emergency/index.html Well, this is what always happens when you keel your police and demand death penalty for them for doin...

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

Are you saying either, a.) Stalin Russia, European colonial countries, or United States with race segregation in 1930s-1940s are better than modern version of those countries, or, b.) Those countries at the time were also only fighting to "figuring out who is crookier" and thus they shoul...

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

I think you didn't realize the world history isn't in sync. In China nowadays, what they valuate is stability of their own control on their country. If military invasion and control of a foreign territory mean that then that is what they would do. Let's say that not many wars help stability in thei...

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

This makes no sense whatsoever...looking at the perception graph above and at your comments - compare them shall we? What exactly doesn’t make sense? The graphs and what you are saying belong to more or less normal reality - that used to be yet a couple of months back. Now it’s all entirely differe...

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

Looks like the US needs to sort out democracy and freedom in the US before they export “democracy and freedom” to whichever country they deem the government of is not acquiescing to their wishes. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Can’t agree more. The USA has too many problems of its own. They ne...

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

ah... "appeasement", because that always works.. not. best regards Thomas When we are talking about a situation when two crooks are figuring out who is crookier (and vast majority of the situations you are talking about are like this), yes - it’s better to just not get involved. Otherwise...

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

A little statistical perspective before red staters who don’t even live near large cities blow everything out of proportion in this discussion: Even with a twofold increase in violent crime in isolated areas, FBI data shows we are still far below the three terrible peaks of the mid-70s, early 80s, ...

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

When bad is fighting worst, one should side with bad, not with worst, as we currently do. In that kind of fights, we should be not even trying to figure out what’s this over, who is winning. An ethical individual or entity should simply not approach or enter such territories. Just not get involved,...

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

Umm, the whole "National Security Agency" that was set up? How is that not NKVD. And gotta love somebody who think an OpEd that basically toe the "foreign interference" line that China keep trying to sell (to the point they use that as an excuse to dump that national security la...

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

Truth is somewhere in between for both. US shows great restraint in refraining from interference. To claim, as you do, that anything HK people say is of no value, because the US may have had a tiny amount of involvement, is awfully convenient. It is even more true to say powerful US apparatus suppo...

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by anrec80
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing
Replies: 47
Views: 2241

Re: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing

Olddog wrote:
Anyway the USA are saved now that Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run On Twitter.


I am curious if we are ever gonna see Raz Simone a Presidential candidate.

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by anrec80
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pandemic Risks Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: Pandemic Risks Insurance

pandemic risk is uninsurable sure restaurants are putting in claims for business interruption, but they are being denied. because no policy has a pandemic clause. congress is looking into way to force insurance companies to insure but they are getting pushback from the insurance industry. Basically...

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by anrec80
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing
Replies: 47
Views: 2241

Re: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing

The virus is Fake, This is the new normal until we get a vaccine. MAGA IMHO we get herd immunity sooner than the vaccine. Or around the same time. Its funny that everyone in the US keeps saying "this is the new normal until the vaccine" but in basically every other country (apart from, no...

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by anrec80
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

The main value of Taiwan - as with Hong Kong - is the vibrant, developed rule of law and smart people who live there. Otherwise, it is just another island. When China extinguishes rule of law, it would make Taiwan just another rural outskirt in a Communist regime. The point I was trying to make - i...

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by anrec80
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing
Replies: 47
Views: 2241

Re: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing

alfa164 wrote:

In Russia? Or are you talking to those of us in the USA?


Everywhere. In USA and Russia trends were similar. And in Moscow, recent anti-body sampling shows that about 20% of people have antibodies, thus having come in contact with the virus. I’d imagine the story is similar in NYC.

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by anrec80
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

Taiwan ain't Ukraine, though. It is a lot richer, and doesn't have the internal strife that Ukraine was facing when Russia took over Crimea. Plus being an island always help :). In order for such takeover to happen, the population in the area needs to be predominantly and overwhelmingly loyal and w...

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by anrec80
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing
Replies: 47
Views: 2241

Re: Fourth of July Fireworks at Mount Rushmore With Trump and no Social Distancing

stl07 wrote:
The virus is Fake, This is the new normal until we get a vaccine. MAGA


IMHO we get herd immunity sooner than the vaccine. Or around the same time.

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pandemic Risks Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 858

Re: Pandemic Risks Insurance

Saw an article today that NASCAR in the US, along with other sports leagues and the movie industry are trying to get the US Congress to change some laws to make such risks insurable. 1) What insurance company could evaluate such a risks, and issue a policy? 2) Surely such insurance would not be aff...

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11200

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

What's impressive about many of these protest is the participation on elders (no surprise in the USA, they been thru it all and they get it) But elders in Hong Kong, who are extremely busy fighting for their very lives against the Bejing gov't have the time to stand with the world. https://cna-sg-r...

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2661

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Putin has given Chechnya free rein to persecute LGBTI people Europe/Russia: Venice Commission denounces Putin constitutional amendments which avoid execution of ECtHR rulings RUSSIAN FEDERATION: FURTHER INFORMATION: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER AND DOCTOR ON TRIAL: YANA ANTONOVA Amnesty.org. That says it ...

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2661

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

There is a fairly good chance the official numbers aren't too far from the truth. Through sheer luck, they were better prepared to handle it than what you would normally think. Can’t agree more. Except that it’s not sheer luck, it’s a lot of preparation work, even before COVID hit the country. They...

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2661

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

It is a ridiculous statement. There is no causal link between accepting your sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, brother, sister as they are and birth rate, which seems to be your primary argument - which in itself is quite a scary argument. Nobody says that in Russia accepting your children for who th...

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2661

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

But a few things: - Seriously, what is LGBT propaganda? What is it, could you give me 5 examples? And what does it supposed to do? And who sends it? You need o understand how Russians (and most in Slavic countries for that reason) see Western liberal approach to minorities. They firmly believe that...

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2661

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Well congrats Putin, you can remain in power till 2036. First, he needs to decide to run first. The reason he did it is that if he doesn’t, the whole Russian elite and government will start guessing his successor. And, as he himself put it - “they need to work, not scout for the successor”. This is...

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3933

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

I've been reading more as events are reported this morning. There's been over 30 arrests from people who refuse to leave the scene. Some of the more prominent CHOP "leaders" are not among them...how cute. This is how “liberal protests” always work. Those in charge know how to stay out of ...

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16349

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Some bring up that the anti-racism/BLM protests are a primary cause of the most recent bump up in Covid-19 infections but others and public health officials are more about large groups - mostly young and White - without masks and not practicing distancing. Most of the protesters wore masks, were ou...

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16349

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

I think you are taking the wrong message. Social distancing is saving lives. The cities that finished their first bell are ok while in early phases of reopening, but there is still no herd immunity. at best 25% in NYC have been infected. I don't see what it saves. These things aren't sustainable lo...

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16349

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

] The death count in the US might start trending up again, however. It usually trails the case count by a week or two. Although we seem to get better at treating it, so that trend will be interesting to watch. But that doesn't change the fact that the new growth we are seeing now is happening in st...

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