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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 26
Views: 942

Re: Paper Straws

scbriml wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
They absolutely ruin the taste of any carbonated drink.

Anyone else agree or disagree?


Why on Earth are you drinking a carbonated drink through a straw? :crazy:


There is a reason, I had a Bell’s palsy which makes drinking without a straw difficult.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 26
Views: 942

Paper Straws

They absolutely ruin the taste of any carbonated drink.

Anyone else agree or disagree?

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 231
Views: 18553

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

I suspect it's something to do with a niche. But ship building isn't like Boeing and Airbus where you can only buy what's currently in production. I think these cruise lines would be a bit more appealing if they had brand new ships. They don't have to be megaships like RCCL has, but something sized...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: Towing a 53 Foot Semi Trailer With a Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

Is it a good idea to tow an empty 53 foot semi trailer with a Dodge Ram 3500 dually pickup truck or maybe add a little load but not exceeding the axle weight limits for the pickup or the trailer, which has a towing capacity of like 35,000 pounds? I do know that an empty 53 foot semi trailer normall...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4269

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

Why would Russians need to incentivise Afghans to kill Americans? Afghans have been killing Americans for nearly 20 years without any bonus plans in place. This doesn't ring true, despite everyone not liking Russians but think about how stupid this looks??

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 112
Views: 6891

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

The British unfortunately always complain on the slightest expenditure by the gvt. Having a VVIP plane was the right thing to do, even the fittings are not outrageous, they used an existing airplane, paint job was necessary as it will also promote the country as a tourism. The Germans bought 2 A350...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2762

Re: John Wayne Airport (SNA) to be renamed.

md11sdf wrote:
Let me guess... John Wayne was a White Man who loved women and smoked cigarettes, therefore his image is threatening to triggered So-Cal snowflakes!!
I'm from So-Cal by the way.


John Wayne was also secretly gay wasn't he?

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 112
Views: 6891

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

I totally hear you and couldn't agree more. Some people here just can't grasp that in a nation thats suffered 10 years of austerity, has a crumbling healthcare system that's 100,000 healthcare professionals short, where more and more people are surviving from food banks and where we have a governme...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 112
Views: 6891

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

It's quite ridiculous how this issue has gotten a lot of your panties in a twist. The UK is one of the world largest economies, not having dedicated VIP fleet is odd IMO. Having to use a tanker in the VIP role is cheap and not a good look, neither is the paint job they gave her. Updating the existin...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 80
Views: 3655

Re: EU may permanently ban US citizens from entering EU

In addition to all the above, I assume TATL travel will simply crater with European airliners in the front lines of being hammered. After all, the domestic EU network has been dismantled by EU bureaucrats that demand EU citizens take trains. The EU better prepare another trillion euro bailout for t...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33711

Re: Another day another police killing

Here's the video showing Tony Timpa's death in Dallas, he was also crushed by the cops, where was the outrage, where were the marches, where were the riots, where was the a.net post about it, why does nobody car about Tony? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X4PUwrq8tA Maybe some of us are not on the...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33711

Re: Another day another police killing

he was also crushed by the cops, where was the outrage, where were the marches, where were the riots, where was the a.net post about it, why does nobody car about Tony? Doesn't fit their narrative. Tony is clearly under the influence. Tony didn't do himself any favors. The cops weren't pounding him...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33711

Re: Another day another police killing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X4PUwrq8tA
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Here's the video showing Tony Timpa's death in Dallas, he was also crushed by the cops, where was the outrage, where were the marches, where were the riots, where was the a.net post about it, why does nobody car about Tony?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X4PUwrq8tA

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco
Replies: 22
Views: 890

Re: The OJ Simpson Police Chase in a Ford Bronco

The real question that should be asked is OJ Khloe Kardashians dad? She looks like him, she's tall, the other Kardashians are short, she's obviously mixed African american.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33711

Re: Another day another police killing

I watched the press conference. It was a complete joke. That officer is going to become filthy rich at Atlanta's expense once he is acquitted. Any halfway competent defense attorney should be drooling at this case. Not really. He shot a fleeing man that he already frisked in the back. The stun gun ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India - China clashes at the top of the world
Replies: 47
Views: 2930

Re: India - China clashes at the top of the world

Clashes now have 43 China Military dead, and 20 Indian Military dead India shows it can and will match whatever aggression China brings to this region. China, being China, has not acknowledged their casualties. Reports are that the deaths were from hand to hand fighting with stones and sticks with ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India - China clashes at the top of the world
Replies: 47
Views: 2930

Re: India - China clashes at the top of the world

Oh 2020 certainly is trying. January: WW3 with Iran February: Australia Fires March: Coronavirus (ongoing) April: Unemployment (ongoing) May: Murder Hornets June: WW3.2 with China vs India and North Korea vs South Korea Don't rule out anything along the lines of Independence Day happening early nex...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

Rob, you are being disingenuous at best... You know that your original thought/post was: The colors you were suggesting was that of the persons skin, not political or religious ideology. You want "blacks" (whatever that actually covers) to go to one place, and "whites" (another ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 104
Views: 35526

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

There navy is also full of diversity, they have a French FREMM, now 2 Italian FREMMS, 6 MEKO A200 frigates ordered from Germany last year, another 4 frigates of undisclosed origin this year, corvettes from France, Germany and Spain, along with Russian, Chinese, US and UK built missile boats. It must...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

Because what you are suggesting is racist at its CORE. There is no separating what you are recommending from a racist ideal. And I have nor seen you as racist previously. How you can't see that is disturbing. Tugg What’s racist about it, blue states and red states, there’s your two countries, peopl...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

Often I enjoy your posts, but this one is just vile. It shows you as petty and baiting. Perhaps if you went and spent time with some Maori and suggested similar to them they could explain and you would understand. Tugg Really what is wrong with splitting up the US, it’s been done many times before,...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4393

Re: Reparations

Perhaps you should solicit an opinion from that lone Maori guy you met in Norway? I'm mean it too how many years of pissing off the natives (100, 200 or 300+?), if anything was ever 'generational'...here we go. ...and now you're upset because it (the NZ reparations) failed to yield the expected 'mi...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2842

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Metallica - Master Of Puppets Iron Maiden - a bit of a tough one, toss up between Number of the Beast and The Trooper Megadeth - Hmm, Tornado of Souls! Ghost - Square Hammer (didn't know about them until I heard them open for Iron Maiden, life's never been the same since :) ) I hadn’t heard of Ghos...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2842

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Shania Twain-From This Moment Shania Twain is one of those complicated ones. She, in effect, had two careers as she had considerable country-only success early in her career, and the songs after that had different levels of success depending on the radio market. "From This Moment" was ori...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4393

Re: Reparations

So what happens after you pay reparations, remove the statues, change the flags, censor books, movies and tv shows, and nothing changes??? This is a situation that has been playing out in NZ for many years with the Treaty of Waitangi Commission, reparations have been paid, land returned, maori cons...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6369

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

So what happens once the police have been disbanded, the statues torn down, the flags changed and black America is still at the bottom of the heap? Where do you go from there? Ah, but you forget that all that money that had gone to militarize the police will suddenly be in local government accounts...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

But you can’t just tackle people who were Confederate’s, if you’re going to clean house and sanitise history then you have to do it properly, rename anything that is named after anyone who owned slaves, including all those presidents. In the UK people are petitioning to remove Nelson on from Trafalg...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4393

Re: Reparations

So what happens after you pay reparations, remove the statues, change the flags, censor books, movies and tv shows, and nothing changes??? This is a situation that has been playing out in NZ for many years with the Treaty of Waitangi Commission, reparations have been paid, land returned, maori consu...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

http://www.abc.net.au/cm/lb/5747618/data/making-the-union-jack-data.png What about Wales? I don't know. The intricacy of the differences between "England", "Britain", "Great Britain", and "United Kingdom" is something Brits can keep straight but the rest of u...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

Some would argue it is the same issue. Keeping one race above another. Class warfare. I think it is a good idea. TX, OK, KS, MO, KY, VA and everything south and east go back to their caste system and take their share of the debt with them. Give them like five years to set up a constitution and laws...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6369

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

So what happens once the police have been disbanded, the statues torn down, the flags changed and black America is still at the bottom of the heap? Where do you go from there?

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel
Replies: 28
Views: 1385

Re: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel

I don’t think many people in the world are happy with the US today. There domestic mess is spilling out across the world, this is just another nail in the US coffin.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

That has been tried before. It didn't work out. That was a different time and a different issue. Some would argue it is the same issue. Keeping one race above another. Class warfare. I think it is a good idea. TX, OK, KS, MO, KY, VA and everything south and east go back to their caste system and ta...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2842

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

It made his career and I'm sure he's still getting royalties from that. I doubt he's ashamed of it. Queen have songwriting credit for that song, but Bowie doesn't, strange. Did Bowie help in writing it, or did he just sing on the original? Also, FWIW, Rob Van Winkle claims his melody has an extra n...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2842

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the two very obvious tunes: Queen - We Are The Champions Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water I would also add: Whitesnake - Here I Go Again Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane Meat Loaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light From eastern Europe: Omega - Gyongyhaju Lany...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?
Replies: 40
Views: 1560

Re: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?

Building monorails and landmarks aren't features that a "world class city" has to have. These can just as well be white elephant projects with which politicians try to visualize so-called progress. What, however, most "world class cities" feature are stable and functioning gover...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

TSS wrote:

Kiwirob wrote:
It's probably about time the US split into 2 or 3 separate countries.


That has been tried before. It didn't work out.


That was a different time and a different issue.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2842

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Tommy Tutone "Jenny Jenny" Dexy's Midnight Runners "Come On, Eileen" Vanilla Ice "Ice Ice Baby" Ice ice baby had a lot of controversy over the sample and it’s considered a pretty bad and shameful song - I doubt vanilla ice is too proud of it . It made his career and I'...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2842

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

[ Strongly disagree with the Poison choice. They have quite a few great ones. but Nothing but a Good time is much more catchy and is actually older. Billy Joel: Piano Man Elton John: Rocket Man Metallica: Enter Sandman ( I could go with a few others , but this one meets #3 more than the others) Lee...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

It's probably about time the US split into 2 or 3 separate countries.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

No. Tugg Why it’s the flag of a country that actively supported slavery, it’s no different from the south in that respect. If I was an African American I’d have just as big an issue with is as people have with the confederate flag. You are really just trying to not see, as far as I can tell. And if...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

What about the current American flag, when it was designed the US was big on slavery, 8 of your first 10 presidents were slave owners, so if one of bad isn’t the other also as bad? No. Tugg Why it’s the flag of a country that actively supported slavery, it’s no different from the south in that resp...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

SL1200MK2 wrote:
I saw a bunch of them flying in rural homes outside of Prague about two years ago. I asked a gentleman who explained they meant the same thing these as in the American south. It was slightly embarrassing.


You’ll find plenty of redneck in Norway an Sweden who also fly the Confederate flag.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5792

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

A flag for a group of treasonous, racist, losers. It's only redeeming factor is that when you see it flying over someone's house, you immediately know a scumbag lives there. Heritage my a** What about the current American flag, when it was designed the US was big on slavery, 8 of your first 10 pres...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 1925

Re: The D Day Invasion

I think if the nuclear bombs had not been dropped, the Pacific theater might have gotten more attention. But after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the US entered the fray, where was the bulk of the fighting done primarily? And while the US fought in Europe, who was the bigger presence in the Pacifi...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads

Archguy, at some point I am flying you out to Vegas, getting you a room, then you and I are having dinner. I really need to have a conversation with a person who can come up with these obscure subjects. You should also ask our Fairy Tale Pink Izod Polo Shirt wearing member to join you, they would b...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads

They may not have a choice in some places up north like New York City and Boston, where sleet and freezing rain are quite common. Except roads can be plowed and treated. It doesn't rain/sleet every day 24 hours a day. The sun comes out during winter too and temperatures don't remain perpetually und...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 1925

Re: The D Day Invasion

Stopping the Germans at Stalingrad by the Soviets was more like the turning point. For the Western allies, the invasion of Sicily was more of a turning point with Normandy as the final push into Europe. Sicily was strategically flawed, fighting all the up the Boot was a bad idea. An initial invasio...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 1925

Re: The D Day Invasion

The only mention of DDay in my local newspaper was the annual re print of the Peanuts comic strip where Snoopy is in the water approaching Omaha beach with the caption “June 6, 1944 To Remember “ The 76th anniversary isn’t a big one, they had big celebrations last year for the 75th, the next big ce...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The D Day Invasion
Replies: 42
Views: 1925

Re: The D Day Invasion

Sicily was learning how to do mass amphibious landings. And work a joint force with two major competitive forces from different nations. Yes, they should have far north and cut off the Germans trapped in Italy south of Rome. D-Day was important symbolically to the war effort. No, it would not have ...

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