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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: 611

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: 8
Views: 495

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: 26
Views: 1018

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: 491

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: 2033

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: 2033

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: 2033

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: 2033

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: 2033

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: 2033

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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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2158

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

A line-haul tractor-trailer rig, in the US, operates about 18-20 hours a day. When batteries can produce 400hp and be recharged in the time it takes for a ham and eggs breakfast, I’ll believe in electric trucks. And a lot of owner operator teams will run 24/7 with driver swaps as well. A lot of hus...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2158

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

A line-haul tractor-trailer rig, in the US, operates about 18-20 hours a day. When batteries can produce 400hp and be recharged in the time it takes for a ham and eggs breakfast, I’ll believe in electric trucks. And a lot of owner operator teams will run 24/7 with driver swaps as well. A lot of hus...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2158

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

One thing I fear however is that we will trade one monopolistic energy source for another. My state and electric provider have jacked up electric prices higher than gasoline while simultaneously pushing people towards electric. I can fuel my large F250 Super Duty with gasoline for less cost than my...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 6469

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

There will be 16 of these ships eventually, it will be the largest class of cruise vessels ever built.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2033

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

The most practical use I can see for her is as a dive location somewhere in the gulf or off of Florida where there is a need for artificial reefs. Refitting her for use as an ocean liner or hotel is cost prohibitive since she would have to be brought up to current code before being put into use. Th...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2033

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

1. Are there any regulations on that and what are the specifications on the ships’ hallways? 2. I think that would be a far more disrespectful option considering the history of the ship. Sinking it and leaving it to rot and collapse eventually is like discarding the liberty bell because it hasn’t b...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2033

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

I honestly thought it already had been scrapped. At any rate the last time this subject came up we found out the interior is entirely gutted, the engines are hopelessly outdated and would require cutting the ship into pieces to remove and replace, and the hull design is several generations behind c...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can, or will, the SS United States be used again?
Replies: 53
Views: 2033

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

This is almost an annual topic in the non av forum, she’s junk, she will never be saved, she will never be operational again, she won’t be turned in a museum, the best thing for this ship is to be scrapped or sunk as an artificial reef.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2158

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

Oil won’t be going away just because the transport sector stops requiring it, it will still be needed for chemicals, big pharma and plastics.

I believe hydrogen will be the future for heavy transport.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2946

Re: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri

https://www.foxnews.com/us/armed-man-arrested-at-missouri-walmart-police-say Except this time, there was a "good guy with a gun" to stop it. that "good guy" was a TRAINED officer. Sorry, he was a firefighter, right? Not a trained officer. So it basically it doesn't matter what h...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2946

Re: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri

What the What? This was one of those right wing nutcase bloggers with camera going through the store blogging about open carry laws, and then he got stopped by another 2nd amendment guy that saw that he looked threatening . How was this a good guy thing. Just a case of too lenient of a law allowing...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FedEx Ground ends Amazon contract
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: FedEx Ground ends Amazon contract

casinterest wrote:
The scary part for UPS and Fed Ex is that Amazon is their direct competitor now.


Is Amazon delivering for business outside there own?

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

Refugees "invasions" happens inbetween. Often it happens in connections with major conflicts. In sweden we have during the last 100 years experienced these in 1940s with refugees from Finland, Norway, Denmark, Baltics, Jews from concentration camps, 1950s Hungary, 1960s Praha, 1970 Chile ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8015

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

seb146 wrote:
It is looking more and more like the Dayton shooter was about mental illness and ease of access to weapons.


Nice to see you now agree it was nothing to do with racial prejudice.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

I gave example of Ukrainians in Poland. They come there to work, without any housing and the likes. And I civil unrests whatsoever. It’s more about expectations management. Well - let’s say I am a middle class taxpayer constantly battling with ever increasing cost of living. And now someone who jus...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice on a smart watch
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: Advice on a smart watch

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/03/gar ... ds-on.html
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Almost anything from garmin especially the MARQ watches, if he’s active they blow away everything else. You’ll be junking the Apple and buying one yourself, it’s a much better tool.

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/03/gar ... ds-on.html

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 2547

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

Assault weapons are - and were meant to be - weapons of war. Just as we ban machine guns, gattling guns, and howitzers - to name a few - we have every right to include assault rifles in that list. The histrionics of the gun fanatics aside, it is a policy that is supported by an overwhelming majorit...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

It seems like the work of getting better border security moves forward; Anyone entering EU by airflight, road or rail will in the future need to preregister; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/07/eu-may-expand-collection-of-air-passenger-data-to-rail-and-road-users This is a big change comp...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

So you feel the there shouldn't be a refugee status at all? Where did I say that? Refugee status is for a limited time period, it’s not a lifestyle choice, so if you haven’t done anything with yourself and continue to live off the state that granted you refuge you should be removed after a period o...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8015

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

He is either incel (right winger) or was angry his sister was dating a minority (right winger). Either way, he easily had access to guns because he belonged to some well regulated militia and this was the well regulated militia protecting the interests of the United States, right? I haven’t read an...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8015

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

And there are others who say they went to school with him and he was a racist, misogynist bully. You don't post any proof, so why should I? Funny how we are all automatically jumping to the conclusion that these shooters are anti fascist and far left but we can not even suggest they are what they a...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

Quiet strange coming from someone whom is a guest in another country. But in principle, yes they should return home, in the Netherlands you get refugee status for 5 years and if possible, you need to return to your country of origin. In practice though, most conflicts aren't solved within 5 years. ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8015

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

The Dayton shooter was most definitely not alt-right. His Twitter account shows that he liked numerous Antifa related posts, which is odd because I’ve been told that Antifa is all about peace. And there are others who say they went to school with him and he was a racist, misogynist bully. You don't...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8015

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

The 250th.. 251st shooting on day 216 of this year. There must have been multiple shootings on a single day before these last two. ( about 30..35 ? ) Doesn’t it say something about police culture in the US when two white guys can kill 30 people in separate incidents and still remain alive, when an ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

And genuine refugees should be returned home when the country they are from is safe. They should not be entitled to any form of aid apart from a roof and food, any children they might have should not be allowed citizenship of the country providing refuge. We have a duty to care for our own first an...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

Sweden and germany need workers. Today most people in the industries are forreign born. The prercentage of thevpopulation working is one of the highest in the history of sweden 68% https://www.scb.se/hitta-statistik/sverige-i-siffror/samhallets-ekonomi/sysselsattning-i-sverige/ And one the highest ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

The next problem is a lot of these immigrants realise they have made a huge mistake, they understand that they haven’t reached the promised land but won’t go back home because it’s a huge loss of face for them, they don’t want to look like a failure to there villages and families.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 140
Views: 6333

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

Mental health treatment. Would be nice, except congress removed Obama era mental health gun control regulations. What regulations were that? The only ones I recall was that those that received social security were no longer banned from owning outright. I bought multiple firearms during his tenure a...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

anrec80 wrote:
Still not all 28. Has Poland agreed to take some as well?


Why should they take any?

Further to my post above the NGO rescue taxis should also be impounded and scrapped.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

Just turn the boats away from Europe tow them back to where they cam from. I’d also send in special forces to sink them in port before the migrants use them. Shooting the smugglers would also be a good start, they’re little more then pirates praying on human misery.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8015

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Two in 24 hours, must be a record. The 250th.. 251st shooting on day 216 of this year. There must have been multiple shootings on a single day before these last two. ( about 30..35 ? ) Doesn’t it say something about police culture in the US when two white guys can kill 30 people in separate inciden...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8015

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

We should take bets on another mass shooting with the next 24 hours. Ladbrooks would probably give odds on it.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 140
Views: 6333

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

Yet outside the US, the odds are significantly lower. Why do you think that might be? Not true as a blanket statement. Why are some areas of the world more dangerous than the U.S.? Name a first world country which is more dangerous than the US. If you want to be compared to third world crap holes t...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8015

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

scbriml wrote:
Mass shootings are like busses - you wait ages for one, then two come along together.


I always though it was 3 not 2?

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8015

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

bgm wrote:
Really need to ramp up those thoughts and prayers.


Not just thoughts and prayers, more good guys with guns are needed!

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 140
Views: 6333

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

According to USA Today, the El Paso massacre marked the 250th mass shooting in the United States in 2019.

Well done!

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8015

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Two in 24 hours, must be a record.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 140
Views: 6333

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

18 injured/killed almost enough to start a topic on.

Here’s hoping thoughts, prayers and more guns will eventually solve the problem.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7887

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

Up until about 3 years ago all Norwegian soda bottles were reusable, they were cleaned and refilled approx 5-6 times before they were recycled, now all soda bottles are single use, this was a huge backwards step in my opinion.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7887

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

https://www.citylab.com/life/2015/02/the-single-best-reason-that-boxed-water-is-better/385138/ Here is some more information on the boxed water trend. It is more environmentally friendly It's still one of the biggest legal scam: it's just tap water, that's filtered. Its carbon footprint is a real d...

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