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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating in your 80s/90s
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Dating in your 80s/90s

A friends granddad is in his 80’s, he’s very fit, can pass for early 70’s he’s on tinder, dates a lot of 60 year olds, he doesn’t like women his age because they aren’t into sex and a generally in pretty bad shape.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: Oil Fields Attack

So this is how it starts, the war Trump needs to keep him in the White House, nothing better than a war to rally the population around a failing President.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Great Concert Lineups
Replies: 15
Views: 299

Re: Great Concert Lineups

Live Aid 85 everyone opened for

Status Quo, The Style Council, Boomtown Rats, Adam Ant, Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Nik Kershaw, Sade, Sting, The Police, Phil Collins, Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music, Paul Young, U2, Dire Straits all opened for Queen who killed it and that’s all she wrote.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4085

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

southwest1675 wrote:
My mom’s friend flew on United 175 a few weeks before the attack.


I once drove down a road where there was a fatal car accident the same time the following day.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Ilhan Omar Named in Divorce Papers as the "Other Woman".
Replies: 49
Views: 1790

Re: Rep. Ilhan Omar Named in Divorce Papers as the "Other Woman".

seahawk wrote:
As face for Muslim values that is totally unacceptable.


The man she's opened her legs for is a white christian male, isn't that also totally unacceptable? I didn't think white christian males were supposed to fraternize with women who weren't white and christian??

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Rugby world cup

Wales aren’t No. 1, they lost to Ireland today. It would have been a farce if Wales went into the World Cup as No 1. when they have a snowballs chance in hell of beating New Zealand. Ireland have beaten NZ twice in their last 3 games, I don’t mind if they are ranked ahead of us. My prediction is the...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3247

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

I didn’t define militant veganism but it exists, your head is firmly up your arse if you think it doesn’t.

If you like we can call them vegan activists.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 877

Re: QE2 as a Hotel and Museum Ship in Dubai

You just answered your own question in your opening post.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 87
Views: 9062

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

FatCat wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
There's a transport company which I see most days. Even after 13 years it still cracks me up.

Didn't get... explain please! :-D
Also because we frequently use VD Trans quite frequently for norwegian deliveries!


VD is short for venereal disease.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 87
Views: 9062

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

Hair in Norwegian is pronounced whore Speed in Norwegian is fart Stakis in my Swedish ex's dialect means penis, she used to piss herself laughing whenever we walked past a Stakis Hotel in London. Six in Norwegian and Swedish is pronounced sex Australians can't pronounce H properly....that say hach T...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 87
Views: 9062

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

The English word mist as in the weather condition translates to manure in German. I've always wondered if the liqueur "Irish Mist" was rebranded in Germany. No, you can get it here under that name, at least in mail order stores. But if I remember correctly, Rolls Royce changed the name of...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mugabe dead at 95
Replies: 31
Views: 1624

Re: Robert Mugabe dead at 95

Good riddance, not many will mourn his passing. Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe, has died in Singapore at the age of 95. He had gone to the Asian city-state for medical treatment after being deposed as leader of that nation. It was Mugabe who brought from its Colonial era and subsequent ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3247

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

@mbmbos You must have misunderstood, I do not regard all vegans as such. Indeed most just do their thing and keep it to themselves, in which case more power to them. But the obnoxious and militant type, just as @seat64k describes above, is the type that always stands out in a negative fashion. And ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3247

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

Has anyone tried the "Impossible Whopper" yet? I made some nutritional decisions when I was younger such that I've not eaten anything from Burger King since 1995 (nor McD's since '93 thanks for asking) but I am curious what folks who aren't appearing in the TV commercials have to say abou...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening
Replies: 38
Views: 1701

Re: Possibility of Chrysler Building Observation Deck Reopening

@TSS I’ve always known about the Chrysler Building, even when I was a kid in far far away NZ, anyone who has heard of New York should know of it.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 3247

Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

You couldn’t make this up if you tried. Frustrated vegan Cilla Carden is so fed up with her two neighbours she has taken them to court over the meat and smoke smells coming from their barbecue. The Perth woman said she couldn't enjoy her backyard in the suburb of Girrawheen, claiming her neighbours ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 65
Views: 8315

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

At a guess the taxes from Sweden is probably also part of the reason for this move??

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by Kiwirob
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Age of Social Media Posts and Employer/Boss Being Contacted - Thoughts?
Replies: 21
Views: 1072

Re: The Age of Social Media Posts and Employer/Boss Being Contacted - Thoughts?

This happened to me, I commented on a photo on facebook that I thought the 2 houses in the photo were an abomination, a blot on the landscape that should never have been built, the home's are 80's built Miami vice inspired piles of dung with gaudi neon and all the other trimmings, these homes replac...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop
Replies: 351
Views: 8742

Re: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop

Yes, proper safety practices. My firearms are kept loaded but with no round in the chamber. That gun isn't going to accidentally shoot anybody. If I have to move the gun for any reason, the first thing I do is unload it. I don't carry a handgun, but if I did, I would similarly carry it loaded but w...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 2167

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

So? That makes it ok? Classic whataboutism..... Yes it does because if you're going down that rabbit hole then every country has to be taken into account, it's much better to just accept it and carry on. No, that is whataboutism, trying to present everything as the same and therefore all is equal a...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop
Replies: 351
Views: 8742

Re: The Texas Special

I've spent years overseas, but thanks for your concern. Unless it was Afghanistan, Rio or Sudan I'd wager $1000 you never read about mass shooting in any place you visited across all of your travels. The problem isn't black people, it's near zero regulation of gun and ammo production, sales and own...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 2167

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

Russian role in WWII was a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde tale at best. Russia still occupies Königsberg and part of Japan. Lots of countries are occupying parts of other countries, it happens. So? That makes it ok? Classic whataboutism..... Yes it does because if you're going down that rabbit hole then eve...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 2167

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

Dutchy wrote:

Russian role in WWII was a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde tale at best. Russia still occupies Königsberg and part of Japan.


Lots of countries are occupying parts of other countries, it happens.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West
Replies: 39
Views: 1579

Re: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West

Some people are quick to blame us getting off the gold standard but minimum wage went stagnant and we were told to give everything to the wealthy and it would trickle down to us and make us all better. Deregulate everything and break all the unions and we will all have everything in abundance is wh...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 5 dead in West Texas shooting after traffic stop
Replies: 351
Views: 8742

Re: The Texas Special

But where were the good guys with guns? For a state that's flooded with guns, they seem to never be able to prevent these. The shooter who killed 20+ people at a church in Texas a couple of years ago was shot by a civilian armed with an AR-15. But don't let facts ruin a good narrative. What facts t...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible Locations for Additional Titanic Museums
Replies: 13
Views: 858

Re: Possible Locations for Additional Titanic Museums

Is it just me, am I alone in thinking this, ArchGuy1 has a very similar posting style to our master of Pink, who hasn’t posted for a while.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Jessi Combs
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: RIP Jessi Combs

I always liked her on Overhaulin, AJ wasn’t a worthy replacement.

Is an F104 with the wings removed really the right thing to use for a car? Where’s the safety cell, Thrust SSC has one, so does Bloodhound.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

Oh, I was referring to the youth court age - it just sounds like something from New York and not Wellington: https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/13-09-2016/the-nz-justice-system-chucks-17-year-olds-in-with-adults-and-it-is-a-stain-on-our-reputation/ That doesn’t worry me overly much, a 17 year old is ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

Aren't 17 year olds also considered adults with no voting rights in NZ? By comparison, there are currently only a handful of US states that still consider under-18's adults in the legal system, as many have increased the juvenile justice age in the last 15 years to prevent prison rape and promote r...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

Given the amount of technological innovation that the United States has been responsible for since WWII, I can promise you that it would take us no time at all to build a supersonic passenger jet. The reason we haven't done so yet is because we have chosen not to, due to a variety of factors. The c...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 1427

Re: Dash cam

It can't be long before a dashcam becomes a factory fit option. Give it another decade and it will probably become a standard feature in all new cars.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle Fire Public Attention Back in 1992
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Windsor Castle Fire Public Attention Back in 1992

Media coverage in NZ was massive. I distinctly remember it. How did the fire at Windsor Castle compare to the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. You can't compare the two events, Notre Dame happened in the world we live in today with instant social media updates. I'm sure if Windsor happened today it wo...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windsor Castle Fire Public Attention Back in 1992
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Windsor Castle Fire Public Attention Back in 1992

Media coverage in NZ was massive. I distinctly remember it.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

No we don't. This is just more spin and propaganda from the hate the USA crowd. Don't include shootings in crimes such as robbery etc in mass shootings. They are not the same. On average it’s daily, here’s a list, try and disputed it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_shootings_in_the_Unit...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

You do have daily mass shootings, it's just that not all of them result in someone being killed, just plenty of people in hospital. No we don't. This is just more spin and propaganda from the hate the USA crowd. Don't include shootings in crimes such as robbery etc in mass shootings. They are not t...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

"Health care systems, giant water parks. The same reason anyone comes to America" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RXdjrlnJ24c “Chinese food, pizza, and chimachangas” Mike Drop Immigrating to Europe is difficult. A lot of places make you learn a new language. The money looks like board game ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

2122M wrote:
LittleSprocket wrote:
Call me when they put a man on the moon.


Pretty narrow view of what constitutes a great country...


American money and captured German engineers.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

Call me when they put a man on the moon. Call me when you build that supersonic passenger jet. Call me when you finally have universal healthcare. Call me when you finally stop having daily mass shootings. Call me when you don't incarcerate 5% of your population in for-profit prisons. Call me when ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 179
Views: 5825

Re: America the Mediocre

The downfall of America is falsely believing you're the best in the world when that is clearly not the case. The downfall of America will be too many Americans believing the opposite. Someone will always be the world's number one superpower. Why so many Europeans and Americans want to give that sta...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 10167

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

What will the people of Greenland gain from becoming part of the US?. "Freedom™" Freedom to die from America’s woeful healthcare system or armed to the teeth, mentally unstable, local, gun nutter. I think you'll find that Greelanders are well armed, they need to be, there's big white bear...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th Generation Nissan Altima Stuck in the Mud
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: 4th Generation Nissan Altima Stuck in the Mud

johns624 wrote:
It had retreads and was towing a trailer.


Wasn't that a bus??

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filming of Movies in Morocco
Replies: 13
Views: 1278

Re: Filming of Movies in Morocco

Well it's a safe place to film in the "Middle East". I guess the country has also promoted itself, offered incentives, it's very common these days. The fact that Morocco is safe along with the large number of movies being filmed there has lead to a huge increase in the number of foreign t...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Pols Considering Meat Tax
Replies: 39
Views: 1947

Re: German Pols Considering Meat Tax

cjg225 wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
Since when did meat become a basic food?

I'm really, really hoping you're being sarcastic with that, because if you're not, then... yikes.


He’s probably one of those disgusting vegans!!

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles: Explosive Energy with Supreme Control
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Simone Biles: Explosive Energy with Supreme Control

She’s pretty old for a competitive gymnast isn’t she?

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2747

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

True, but a possible use could be floating barracks for soldiers being delivered to their ships or bases, and in this case this hypothetical ship might be able to guide sea missions from its position. Just a thought. That's what planes are for. The military hasn't used ships for transporting men ov...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2747

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Aurantiaco wrote:
northstardc4m wrote:
Passengers of the SSUS called her bland and antiseptic overall...

Where did you get that from?


Her interiors were very basic, quite austere, nothing like the two Cunard Queens.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2747

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

That just begs the question: CAN it be brought up to code? Can it be brought up to code? Yes it can, the question that investors in the project will ask is whether or not it would be economically feasible to do so. I don’t really think it would tbh. It is really a niche market for those that want t...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2747

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Whoops ‘diving location’

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2747

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

einsteinboricua wrote:
Take her to Fuerteventura and have her rest next to her sister who, for nearly 20 years, was an attraction in and of herself. Or take her to shallow waters and sink her as an artificial reef/recreational scuba diving spot.


She would be far to dangerous to use as a recreational driving location.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2747

Re: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?

Didn't Norwegian Cruise Line purchase her ten or more years back, intent on restoring her, and then gave up? Did they just write her off, or sell her outright? Norwegian and Crystal have both looked at her and have both come to the same conclusion, she’s uneconomical to repair and return to service...

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