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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 117
Views: 5302

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Someone needs to tell the US Senate, who recently used the dreaded filibuster to stop the sanction of NordStream2. The US has no right to sanction Nordstream2, it’s got absolutely nothing to do with them. I used to work for a company who supplied equipment to the pumping stations in Germany, why sh...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 117
Views: 5302

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/24/us/politics/us-russia-ukraine-war.html I would like to quote a line from the article: "the reality is clear: Ukraine is so corrupt, and its grasp of democracy is so tenuous, that no one expects it to be accepted for NATO membership in the next decade or two.&...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 117
Views: 5302

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Someone needs to tell the US Senate, who recently used the dreaded filibuster to stop the sanction of NordStream2. The US has no right to sanction Nordstream2, it’s got absolutely nothing to do with them. I used to work for a company who supplied equipment to the pumping stations in Germany, why sh...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 117
Views: 5302

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

That's why appeasement politics doesn't work. True, which is why appeasement politics needs to stop. Someone needs to tell the US Senate, who recently used the dreaded filibuster to stop the sanction of NordStream2. The US has no right to sanction Nordstream2, it’s got absolutely nothing to do with...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 169
Views: 3871

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Great timing for such a strong opinion. Lets see what the experts has to say about that . Sandy Munroe about a new Model S 24th January 2022: «This is a really fine vehicle. It is not anything like what we had when we first had a Model S or any of the other Teslas that we had in. This is really and...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 169
Views: 3871

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

There is an automaker from Europe called Stellantis who made the above statement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7eX2HDdiro Now as shared in the video why is it then China has now around 40-50% of the market fully on BEV's even though they can hybrids at the same kind. The same is the situation i...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 169
Views: 3871

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Tesla have been building vehicles for many years, the Model S was first launched in 2012, it's still badly put together 10 years later. There is not excuse for this. I did see you kept quiet on the GM recall, why the hate for Tesla and not GM ??? And I asked for data that you don't have it seems. W...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 169
Views: 3871

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

[quote="pune”].... Tesla 3 or a premium model like that...[/quote] There’s nothing premium about a Tesla model 3. And the only “premium” thing about the S and X models is the price tag. Having sat in them, driven them, and been given a tour around them by a mechanic, why anyone would pay that ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 169
Views: 3871

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

[quote="pune”].... Tesla 3 or a premium model like that...[/quote] There’s nothing premium about a Tesla model 3. And the only “premium” thing about the S and X models is the price tag. Having sat in them, driven them, and been given a tour around them by a mechanic, why anyone would pay that ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 169
Views: 3871

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

I have no objection to EVS, if a buyer wants one and it serves their purpose, fine. I do object to paying higher taxes to subsidize the wealthy person’s car, however. EVs are pricier and overwhelmingly purchased by the wealthy, as they are expensive. Elon Musk’s wealth is derived from the Federal s...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 169
Views: 3871

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

https://youtu.be/HpcMcgxjiL8
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johns624 wrote:
I'm in the US and while I could see my next car, some years down the road, being a hybrid, I can't see a full electric in my future. Our distances are quite a bit farther than in Europe and EVs don't have the range.


Lucid Air can do 500m on a charge.

https://youtu.be/HpcMcgxjiL8

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 169
Views: 3871

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

There is an automaker from Europe called Stellantis who made the above statement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7eX2HDdiro Now as shared in the video why is it then China has now around 40-50% of the market fully on BEV's even though they can hybrids at the same kind. The same is the situation i...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 33
Views: 1781

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

A billionaire drove the Bugatti Chiron on the Autobahn with 417 kph (around 255 mph) and made a video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pg1hhW5qhM&t=2s Formally, it can be discussed whether this was completely legal. The stretch of the A2 has no speed limit, but § 3 of the german traffic ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

Reading this thread makes me wonder how the Inquisition would have looked back in the Medieval Times if most of the 'righteous' posters constituted the inquisitorial courts. Probably no one would have survived. No matter what everyone here thinks about Novak Djokovic, he is still the best tennis pl...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

Mind that "status" . . . Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of ‘civil unrest’ behind cancellation https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/15/novak-djokovic-visa-australian-minister-alex-hawke-says-risk-of-civil-unrest-behind-cancellation It's a reason to depo...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

One of the more interesting early round matches: 2R Kyrgios vs. Medvedev. Kyrgios is 2-0, though both were played several years ago. Kyrgios at this point in his career is pretty much done being a contender for big titles, but garners a lot of attention for his antics -- I can see why some people e...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6339

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

https://youtu.be/0nUe8Aggc-Y
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
I wish the NZ or Aust. Govt. would parachute drop in a squad to asses what's going on on the main Island.


NZ is sending HMNZS Aotearoa, HMNZS Wellington has already left, she has onboard, divers, a survey team and a helicopter.

https://youtu.be/0nUe8Aggc-Y

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Denon vs. Audio Technica
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Denon vs. Audio Technica

I'd go with a Rega,

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

Novak is being a good ambassador to Serbia, as we can see with the country's president remarks... [irony]Yes, this Djokovic affair has done a power of good for the image of Serbia, hasn't it?[/irony] "Humiliated are those people who organised this kind of witch hunt." - president of Serbi...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10235

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

You have to get over that, Crimea is Russian territory now, just like it should have been at the collapse of the Soviet Union. It should never have been part of Ukraine. The real question must be asked why would Russia invade Ukraine, what benefits are there in invading? I don’t know any Russians w...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10235

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

[ What do the Baltic states offer Russian. They have no oil, no major industries, there’s nothing of any real value in any of the Baltic states. C'mon Rob, you're smarter than that. There's two great reasons (from the Russian point of view) for bringing them back into the fold. The first, historica...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10235

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Most of the Eastern Europe joined Nato and EU because the (legitimate) fear of Russia trying to taker them back. That is 100 percent Russia's fault just like the annexing of Crimea is. So much bs pro Russians. Any independent country should be allowed to join which ever alliance they wish without t...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10235

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Any concerted kinetic effort NATO makes against Russian forces could trigger WW3, IMO. Plus proxy wars have been all the rage since Korea with the nuclear powers. If Russian forces are on Ukrainian territory then they're fair game, it's not an attack on Russia. They on Ukrainian soil: Crimea. And o...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

A stint on manus island would probably do him the world of good and teach him some humility at the same time.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

Now for the fallout, I wonder when some of his sponsors jump ship.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

NOVAK DJOKOVIC'S visa is apparently set to be cancelled again tomorrow with Australia's immigration minister Alex Hawke set to give the Serb the boot. Australia's The Saturday Paper journalist Paul Bongiorno claims a decision is already made and the world No 1 will be deported. https://www.express....

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

His bat poop crazy dad has made a plea to Queen Liz to sort out the issue! Really got a link :rotfl: Not sure what he expects the Her Majesty to do when her role in Australia is only ceremonial But I’d also expect the Her Majesty would also bid by the entry requirements to come to Australia and not...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

His bat poop crazy dad has made a plea to Queen Liz to sort out the issue!

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

New twist reported in the press. Apparently there has been a failure to disclose all countries visited in the 14 days prior to arrival. There is an allegation he was in Spain during the 14 day period and this was not declared. The minister just needs to grow a pair, declare him a 501 and kick him o...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

If the minister cancels his visa, is that absolute (cannot be challenged in court)? I guess that the legal process would be too slow for him to play in the open even if he could challenge the visa cancellation. Not that that worries me too much - I backed Nadal and another player to win based on th...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

Novax wins case, but still could be removed by the minister It was set up from the beginning from Tennis Australia, government should probe all correspondence between them to find collusion and revoke federal funding to tennis Australia https://www.9news.com.au/national/tennis-star-novak-djokovic-f...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Bob Saget
Replies: 14
Views: 868

Re: RIP Bob Saget

65 is pretty young, did he commit suicide?

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6128

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Well, well, well . . . more details are emerging. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Carolyn Andriano, another of Epstein's victims, seems to contradict Giuffre's account of her "abuse": "Andriano recalled Giuffre texting her in 2001, saying: “You’ll never guess who I’m with… ” And...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

art wrote:
Rules are rules. If he is entitled to enter the country x days after infection, let him in.


But not when the documentation is dodgy. Tennis will be better off without him.

What’s will be be fun seeing happen is if he’s deported he won’t be allowed to enter Australia for 3 years.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

Djokovic has been granted an injunction preventing him from being deported before 16:00 on Monday. His lawyers go back to court on Monday morning to challenge his visa cancellation, with any further injunctions beyond Monday afternoon dependent on what happens then. https://www.smh.com.au/sport/ten...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

seb146 wrote:
So no Serena and there has not been a good male tennis player since Andre.... :duck: :box:


You don't watch a lot of tennis do you. Andre was good but Pete was a lot better.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 12354

Re: Australian Open 2022

No Serena? Has she retired or is she giving this one a miss? She has not officially retired but yes she is sitting out this tournament. She injured her hamstring at Wimbledon in July and hasn’t played since. Few people in tennis would be surprised if she has one more spirited run, but even fewer wi...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6128

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Consent being the disputed word. You said she was underage, she was not, nothing about consent. I don't believe she was anywhere near as innocent as she makes herself out to be. You appear confused, I never said anything about her being “underage”. You said the following How many of them were cute,...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6128

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

How many of them were cute, underage girls that you had sex with? If Andy slept with her in the UK she was not underage at the time, 16 is the UK legal age of consent. Consent being the disputed word. You said she was underage, she was not, nothing about consent. I don't believe she was anywhere ne...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3935

Re: 20 years of the Euro

We already have rejoined, it’s called being fully sovereign in its own right just as Australia Canada New Zealand Japan Sth Korea and the United States are just to name a few I think one of the biggest mistakes NZ ever made was not federating with Australia. That would be interesting to see why you...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3935

Re: 20 years of the Euro

In a couple of decades time when the Brexit experiment ends you’ll need to rejoin due to immense financial hardship, you will be forced to accept the EUR, all those nice opt outs you had won’t come back either. At that point Scotland and Wales will likely be independent and Ireland reunited. Or the...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3935

Re: 20 years of the Euro

The Euro for sure has offered its users advantages. However, for me, part of the joy of foreign travel was to be using "foreign" money, so switching to the Euro would not only mean giving up our beloved Pound Sterling (one of the world's oldest currencies) and part of our national identit...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: EU SATOC - Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo
Replies: 88
Views: 6890

Re: SATOC - Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo

In a sensible world the UK should be part of this as well. Maybe they figure that with 8 C17s with a long life ahead of them, that they don't need any. Or, maybe they also think that it'll turn into a cluster, like the A400 did. From what I have read elsewhere those 8 C-17's have been well flogged.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4679

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

I've see many (not all) in London and other parts of the UK. Define "many". Less than 5% of England & Wales police are armed . Obviously, they will be concentrated in the major cities. I would imagine the number in Scotland to be similar, but the number in NI will probably be higher g...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4679

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

How many countries still have unarmed cops? I've seen armed cops in the CBD of Sydney. I've see many (not all) in London and other parts of the UK. I've seen armed police in Denmark, Italy, France and other EU countries. All police that I've seen in Canada are armed. Norway, New Zealand, Finland, I...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: EU SATOC - Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo
Replies: 88
Views: 6890

Re: SATOC - Strategic Air Transport for Outsized Cargo

This whole thing is driven by France and Germany, just like everything else in the EU. They just got Slovenia, Czechia and Netherlands to sign on as "camouflage". The Netherlands doesn't even really have "oversize" cargo since they got rid of their Leopard 2's. Yeah, I know they...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3935

Re: 20 years of the Euro

The Euro for sure has offered its users advantages. However, for me, part of the joy of foreign travel was to be using "foreign" money, so switching to the Euro would not only mean giving up our beloved Pound Sterling (one of the world's oldest currencies) and part of our national identit...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3935

Re: 20 years of the Euro

What are your thoughts about the Euro ? I love it, it makes travelling around Europe so much easier, I dearly wish Norway would join, then we could throw away the worthless NOK for good. Yes. I remember when living in the old country I had a lot of useless small change from business trips and vacat...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3935

Re: 20 years of the Euro

Aesma wrote:

What are your thoughts about the Euro ?



I love it, it makes travelling around Europe so much easier, I dearly wish Norway would join, then we could throw away the worthless NOK for good.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4679

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

In NZ, would it be a reasonable expectation that someone will beat someone to death with a bike lock? In the USA, it's a reasonable expectation. I'm wondering why go to the physical effort of beating folks with a bike lock when a readily available gun is so much more efficient? The end result for t...

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