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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1661

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

And now the controversy starts. Reading the news bites, the overthrow that deflected of Stokes' bat should not have resulted in 6 runs but only 5 runs. Also due to the ICC ruling, Stokes should not have been at strikers end after this incident. It appears the Umpires failed to follow ICC ruling 19....

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1661

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

What a fantastic final. Well done England ! Why they didn't deserve the win, it’s a hollow victory, NZ are the champions in all but name. Besides the umpires screwing it up they should have also used the Duckworth Lewis system where NZ would have won because they lost less wickets, wickets are more...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1661

Re: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread

Dano1977 wrote:
Sir Peter Jackson.Sir Edmund Hillary, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ... Your boys took one hell of a beating!


That's a confusing post!!

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 33
Views: 10400

Re: SAS new livery?

Blue tail, blue engines, maybe a new font.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?

You can buy Ruger 10/22 semi auto in Norway, maybe because it’s a 22??? All autos will be banned from 2021.

We just want to target shit, neither my son nor I are interested in hunting and there’s no need of a weapon for home protection.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?

The local gun shop carries Sako and Marlin rimfire rifles, the Marlins look and feel cheap which they are. The next closest shop is 1.5 hours drive away. Anyway I have to complete my 9 hours of instruction and pass a test before I can buy a rifle but I’m enjoying looking and reading. The CZ’s retail...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?

Looking at buying a Sako Quad 22LR rifle, my son and I have been spending a bit of time together shooting, it’s been fun. I’ve started the application process to get a target shooting license, surprisingly easier that I thought it would be and the next step is to buy a rifle. I like the Quad system ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 113
Views: 3593

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Austria only has a handful of Eurofighters for air policing, which realistically they don’t need. The Swiss have the money and they can do what they like, the Irish also have the money but they choose to spend it more wisely on more important things than fast jets which they will never use. If ther...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 5858

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Did they show the beheadings on public tv?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Discussion Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1661

Re: ICC World Cup Final England vs New Zealand

As plenty of pundits have said, the side that beats India will win the World Cup!

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update Thread 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 25008

Re: A400M Update Thread 2019

Some nice selective quoting going on here. Read a bit further down the article and you get this. The latest serviceability figures for the RAF’s A400M, from February this year, showed that 12 of the 20 were in the ‘Forward Fleet’, which comprises serviceable aircraft and those temporarily unavailabl...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 113
Views: 3593

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Austria only has a handful of Eurofighters for air policing, which realistically they don’t need. The Swiss have the money and they can do what they like, the Irish also have the money but they choose to spend it more wisely on more important things than fast jets which they will never use. If there...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 113
Views: 3593

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Ozair, I'm not just talking about fast jets, but general military preparedness. In your case, you are upgrading your navy by replacing your ANZAC class frigates with T26s. Yet, NZ is keeping their old ANZACs. They will soon be obsolescent and not be able to operate with the RAN. I've read that the ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 113
Views: 3593

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Meh why waste the finances on an airforce, NZ doesn’t have one, you can also argue that many euro countries also don’t need them. Yet, many complain that the US shouldn't be the world's policeman. That's fine with me. What people should remember is that a country's defense and interests don't alway...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 113
Views: 3593

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Meh why waste the finances on an airforce, NZ doesn’t have one, you can also argue that many euro countries also don’t need them.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London Eye Success
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: London Eye Success

I wouldn’t call it reasonably priced, it’s pretty expensive for a family of 5.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5506

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

It’s a global ranking. Go argue about their Methodist with them (and you can read their methodology) http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/worldfame100/espn-world-fame-100-top-ranking-athletes People need to argue over anything. The fact of the matter is, the post I was responding to asked ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5506

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

$1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell forever of Cam Newton buying your seat from you. Sorry, I never heard of Cam Newton so that would be no inducement for me. And who has heard of Cam Newton? He's one of the 50 most famous athletes in the world, so tens ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 25
Views: 2186

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

I'd argue Air New Zealand is the possibly the biggest local brand in NZ.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19268

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

continental004 wrote:
Ugh. Misogyny at its worst.


Where does it state the crew chief is female?

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4655

Re: US Drone Shot Down

bikerthai wrote:
It was not word games in 79. And there were fatalities, maybe not of embassy staff, but of the soldiers in their failed attempt to rescue the staff.

bt


You can’t blame the Iranians because the US mission was an utter failure.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2482

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

The mural doesn't appear to be a glorification, but on the contrary showing the honest truth, so I see no reason to cover it. Then the cost, that's totally crazy. We're not allowed to have history which tells the truth anymore, it has to be sanitised least someone be offended by it. Painting over i...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1800

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

http://www.activegrill.com/en

(this is what you get when some IT guys go on a bender on Vienna and start to think about the "perfect grill").


best regards
Thomas


Wow that could get me really interested in a coal grill, the only downside is no rotisserie.
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tommy1808 wrote:

for anybody else it is this: http://www.activegrill.com/en

(this is what you get when some IT guys go on a bender on Vienna and start to think about the "perfect grill").


best regards
Thomas


Wow that could get me really interested in a coal grill, the only downside is no rotisserie.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1800

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

They’ve changed a lot, with the ceramic seat stations they can sear as good as if not better than wood or charcoal. You have much more control over the temperature and most of the decent one have decent smoker boxes.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1800

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

I’m thinking about buying a wood pellet bbq, at the moment I use gas, works a treat, I grill year round, in the rain and snow, I can’t be buggered pissing around with wood or coal, and I rotisserie a lot, it’s much easier to use a rotisserie and control the temp with gas.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5054

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

Funny you should mention puking, the last packet I took back to the supermarket, the girl stuck her head in the bag, took a sniff and puked over the checkout. That was the last time I bough South American beef. I prefer grass feed to grain feed beef. I also don’t like the US style feedlots, it’s not...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5054

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

So your argument is not to make any trade deals at all because it can't be bullet proof? I really don't see the point in enforcing such high standards here, while importing meat which may, or may not, have been produced to the same standard. A little hypocritical, don't you think? you seem to be un...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 14733

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

I'd advocate stepping the lounges up a notch in terms of comfort and service. Eliminate credit card access and the like. Restrict free access to true top tier membership (ie. Gold Elite in NZ's case) and business class passengers. But open up pay a pay at the door option for any NZ traveler who wan...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2131

Re: Best coupe under 65k

I'd have a BMW. For under $ 65000,- you'll have a nice 2 Series (maybe also an M2), a 3 and a 4 too, but not Ms. I'd stay away from the 124. First because it's a FIAT. Second, because it's a FIAT and third, well, it's a FIAT. Except it’s a Mazda in fancy clothes, it’s made on the production line as...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27888

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

We're never going to get the terminal we need, as long as they keep building onto the existing buildings. If it was me I would start building a completely new toaster rack style terminal between the current runway and the proposed new runway, I'd start with the main terminal first, then demo the cur...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1882

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

aviationaware wrote:
Olddog wrote:
Taxes exemptions for the rich works even less so...


Well there's a sweet spot of course. Case in point was that the sweet spot is below where we are now, not above.


So why is infrastructure all over the US aging and falling apart and the national debt higher than it's ever been?

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27888

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Soon? Do we have a confirmed timeline? I thought things had been deferred another 5-10 years? Indeed the connection experience at AKL intl-dom-intl is also quite substandard when compared to many major airline hubs around the world. I hardly think leaving things in the state they are looks good for...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2131

Re: Best coupe under 65k

Jaguar F-Type. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: The F-Type is the closest you'll get to an American V8 experience like the Vette, but with a much more refined build quality. And that V8 sound...... Especially the roadster. Which if you're a keen driver isn't as stiff as the coupe, so doesn't han...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 66
Views: 4754

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

If I were Russian, I would have put Putin in jail for all kinds of criminal behavior. The independent Dutch judges will decide, so you can leave your air quotes away. All you are doing is misdirecting our attention away from Russia's part in this. Strange, you should have known by now that it is no...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 66
Views: 4754

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

They won’t be independent because 193 Dutch people died. It’s like asking an Israeli court to convict Nazis, it’s never going to be a fair trial, neither will this. I’ll recluse Australian and NZ because citizens from both counties were also killed. So your argument is, that no Dutch judge can ever...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 66
Views: 4754

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

They won’t be independent because 193 Dutch people died. It’s like asking an Israeli court to convict Nazis, it’s never going to be a fair trial, neither will this.

I’ll recluse Australian and NZ because citizens from both counties were also killed.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 66
Views: 4754

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

Russia has no shame. I always thought that the cold war was misdirected, the enemy was Russia, not communism. We're seeing proof of that now. What a tragedy that Karl Marx's theories fell into the hands of such heavy handed thugs for their first and apparently defining implementation. Communism mig...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs
Replies: 29
Views: 2617

Re: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs

The Australians will still be building Hunter Class frigates when NZ is ready to order new frigates. They won’t commission the last one until some time in the 2030’s. Australia is also an expensive place to build a ship, the UK built type 26’s are cheaper, the Canadians builds will be more expensiv...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs
Replies: 29
Views: 2617

Re: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs

johns624 wrote:
I'm not sure how often they plan on using their LAVs since they changed their 2 infantry battalions to light infantry and grouped all the LAVs in QAMR.


The army will increase to 6000 men, up from the current 4500 by the early 2030’s.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs
Replies: 29
Views: 2617

Re: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs

The reason that I brought up the Anzacs is that they piggybacked on the Aussie order and so had good interoperability and cost savings. They will lose that. I believe that NZ could afford a couple of T26's, but the political will isn't there. Yes, you are a smaller country, but your economy is rela...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 332
Views: 21698

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

We know who will be blamed. Who has done it is another story entirely. Shades of dodgy things past, Gulf of Tonkin any one?? It seems to me that if the United States was trying to start a false flag war they would have made sure that a United States affiliated ship was bombed. That would be far too...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 1258

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

You might as well say IWC are also a glorified Swatch since they use the ETA movement as well, so do most Swiss manufacturers if they don’t have an in house movement. Panerai also used the ETA movement up to 2018.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 1258

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

What about the Planet Ocean, it's a sexy looking watch. I love diving watches.

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There are so many nice watches on the market, I could go crazy if my wife allowed me.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 1258

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

The Tudor crystal isn't stamped acrylic, it's sapphire crystal just like every other half decent Swiss watch. I agree about the bezel it should be ceramic but that would increase the price by a fair margin, my Omega Seamaster 300 Professional has a painted bezel, it's still looking good after 20 yea...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 1258

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

IMO the Explorer II is a bit of an ugly duckling, if you're going for a Rolex GMT then the GMT Master II is the one to have, although I think there is certain stigma to wearers of Rolex tool watches. https://www.tidssonen.no/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/rolex-gmt-master-ii-126710blro-06179.jpg Fai...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18517

Re: EU elections

Idk what I have left to say on this. Had I been a Belgian - I would have felt totally disrespected and offended, together with my country. Someone who isn’t Belgian citizen - insists they have an absolute right to crash by at any time at any speed they like and not even bother to register at entry?...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 29, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Dumb Fashion Industry
Replies: 23
Views: 1271

Re: The Dumb Fashion Industry

So I decided I needed to replace some old shirts, both casual and athletic. I go to the Adidas website hoping to just buy the exact replacement for what I already have. Guess what? NOT THERE! :mad: Fine. I pick the t-shirt that looks like it is the same thing and order it. Guess what? When I fit it...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 27, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43401

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

So have the remaining options for the 787-9 expired? They had orders and options totalling 18 frames, they have used 14 of them.

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13338

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Easier than pie . Seat the 2 yr old in the seat and walk away... crying will commence and a seat will become available. I have used this tactic. It works. Yup been there, SAS and Norwegian have seated my 5 person family all over the plane. I’m sure anyone who has travelled with children have experi...

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