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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5289

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

No, I meant her ability to travel to other countries apart from Russia. For example the UK: https://unlock.org.uk/advice/travelling-uk/#:~:text=Applicants%20for%20entry%20clearance%20and,at%20least%2012%20months%20imprisonment. I almost couldn't get into Australia because of a 32 year old Impaired ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 2501

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

Don't know. They have 6 months to claim. My guess is that it's an individual, not like a group. They can remain anonymous in IL so we will likely never know. Or they forgot about the ticket, left it in their pocket, it went through the laundry and they washed away $1.2 billion! Lottery in Norway ha...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York
Replies: 25
Views: 1476

Re: Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York

Well he insulted it and though I don't condone the act you have to understand what you are doing before you do it. I don't insult any other religion whether I like it or not. Except they consider legitimate criticism of religion to be insulting as well. Why should religion be immune from jokes, cri...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there significance behind dreams/nightmares?
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Is there significance behind dreams/nightmares?

Have you been watching The Sandman on Netflix?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5289

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

And other people have been arrested for the same thing, the Russian authorities don't need to make it up. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brittney-griner-american-israeli-woman-was-held-russian-prison-cannabi-rcna37938 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/07/28/marc-fogel-teacher-russ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5289

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

And other people have been arrested for the same thing, the Russian authorities don't need to make it up. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brittney-griner-american-israeli-woman-was-held-russian-prison-cannabi-rcna37938 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/07/28/marc-fogel-teacher-russ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5289

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

And there we go: EVERYONE knows it is illegal to cross borders with weed in any form. I do not smoke at all but I know that. The brosband smokes the real stuff and he knows that. EVERYONE knows that. Even Brittney Griner. So....are you trying to contradict your own point, or what? I just think it i...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5289

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

She took a second job to support her family. Isn't that what we are supposed to do? Don't make enough money? Get another job! She did. As far as the cannisters, how many times have you packed a bag for a long weekend upstate, got to your hotel and found something in one of the side pockets you forg...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5289

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

The vast majority of democratic nations have freedoms on part with, or exceeding those of, the US. However, the vast majority of people from those countries also knows that what goes in their country does not necessarily go in other countries. But, then again, they’ve probably also seen more than j...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest FA Breaks Back During Hard Landing
Replies: 35
Views: 7204

Re: Southwest FA Breaks Back During Hard Landing

IFlyVeryLittle wrote:
So, is it a write-off?


The flight attendant or the aircraft?

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 26
Views: 1835

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Yep - this is precisely what makes even a behemoth like Tokyo so livable as well. The major stations have over the top development, but every minor station in between on just about any rail or subway line has the mixed-use environment Vancouver is actively cultivating. It is highly unusual to need ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 143
Views: 54170

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

Wouldn't buying essentially a Chinese jet like the FC-1/JF-17 further strain its relationship with NATO? Especially after all the fuss China is making around Taiwan? I'm sure they would sell it as buying a Pakistani airframe. It's hard to get mad at Turkey for buying someone else's fighter if you w...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rocket Labs - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 35
Views: 7512

Re: Rocket Labs - Tests, Launches, Developments

Another NRO away; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij94xGiXB5Q SpaceX and Rocketlab provide the most accessibly watchable launches, with the added almost surreal touch of commentary and countdown in New Zealand accents. (Reminds me of a pub off Soho in London, late 1990's it was Kiwi Central). The P...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rocket Labs - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 35
Views: 7512

Re: Rocket Labs - Tests, Launches, Developments

Another NRO away; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij94xGiXB5Q SpaceX and Rocketlab provide the most accessibly watchable launches, with the added almost surreal touch of commentary and countdown in New Zealand accents. (Reminds me of a pub off Soho in London, late 1990's it was Kiwi Central). The P...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 114
Views: 5289

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

She took a second job to support her family. Isn't that what we are supposed to do? Don't make enough money? Get another job! She did. As far as the cannisters, how many times have you packed a bag for a long weekend upstate, got to your hotel and found something in one of the side pockets you forg...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 270
Views: 33535

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022

https://youtu.be/blDXP95SMS8 A 13 min doco story on the Tarras airport plans. I sincerely doubt the economically viability of this proposal now. The export cherry season is just a two month period so not much cargo likely for the other 10 months of the year. I think the bigger point is IVC and DUD ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 270
Views: 33535

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/300 ... ible-perks
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Air NZ has a level of elite flyer that’s limited to 100 CEO selected individuals, with secret invite only lounges in Auckland and Sydney.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/300 ... ible-perks

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48594

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

I'll never have anyone tell me that America isn't a backwards country. And when I've said that before on here before and was warned. Amazing that a minority percentage of people want to and are able to take basic human rights away from the majority. Abortion is a human right as defined by an interp...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

I’d be more than happy if we had as little as possible to do with the US. If that is the case, why are you in Norway then? Why bother staying in a US/NATO defended country? Talk is cheap. I think he's more a China-type of guy. According to the one study someone linked to earlier, China has quite a ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Yep the Aussies know which way their bread is buttered, seems the Kiwis have forgotten I’d be more than happy if we had as little as possible to do with the US. If that is the case, why are you in Norway then? Why bother staying in a US/NATO defended country? Talk is cheap. Two different countries ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 270
Views: 33535

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022

You do realise they have got nothing to do with each other right? The shopping centre is a commercial development funded by the airport. The Terminal will be funded by the airlines. I bet if yiou asked the airlines if they would like to pay for a shiny new terminal there wouldnt be much support in ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

I don't think China will pick a fight with the US, I see the US staging another Gulf of Tonkin style incident. If the US goes first will Japan and South Korea go as well, we know the Aussie lapdog would blindly follow the US into anything. Japan won't be building nukes, it would be illegal, ditto f...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Again you discuss attacking the Chinese mainland, this time with "an overwhelming fleet of stealth bombers" It is so easy to assume one way or another on a-net. My point has nothing to do with attacking the Chinese mainland. It has to do with the posibility of losing carriers and how to f...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

It seems that some posters here forget that the wild card in this scenario is the reaction of Japan, S.Korea, Australia and Russia to an aggressive China who picks a fight with the US. They all will think they are next and with good reason. Get a kick out of the YOUTUBE site 1420 when they ask youn...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

It seems that some posters here forget that the wild card in this scenario is the reaction of Japan, S.Korea, Australia and Russia to an aggressive China who picks a fight with the US. They all will think they are next and with good reason. Get a kick out of the YOUTUBE site 1420 when they ask youn...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 2501

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

johns624 wrote:
Airstud wrote:
Despite not being extra cash-laden I do have more than $100,000 of credit available to me across multiple cards.
That's quite unusual.


Don’t you mean quite usual?

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 2501

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

Tell you what I'd do man. Two chicks at the same time. :rotfl: Only two I’d want at least 10! My wife would get half, I’d pay off my sisters mortgage, my wife siblings mortgages, I’d blow a huge wedge on cars Eagle Low Drag Coupe Range Rover Vogue Land Rover Defender Morgan Aero Porsche Taycan Spor...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3070

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

It’s been the best grass since well before top dressing was invented, besides the growing conditions are perfect. I am happy for you, but aren't we straying a bit too far off-topic? The point is kiwi farmers can survive and thrive without needing subsidies, European farmers can't, IMO a lot of the ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3070

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

It's extremely intensive (and extensive) farming. With no concern for the environment. Lamb and beef aren’t a problem for the environment and it’s not intensive, herd numbers are significantly lower than before 1984 when especially lamb was highly subsidised. NZ dairy farming is different kettle of...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1630

Re: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

They never punished the right country for 9/11 IMO, they should have embargoed and invaded KSA.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3070

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Dutchy wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Lamb and beef aren’t a problem for the environment and it’s not intensive,


Beef (cows), have a large footprint, so they are bad for climate change. Chicken is much better, footprint-wise. Pork is in between those.


I like beef, I will never stop eating beef, but I’m happy if you stop.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3070

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

, EU farmers would survive without either. Less of them, for sure. Which depending on where you stand can be a good or a bad thing. If the farmers need subsidies and tarriffs to remain in business they shouldn’t be farming, I don’t it’s in the best interests of taxpayers to keep unsustainable indus...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Notice no one is offended by women competing in men's sports. In fact, that is encouraged. We had women playing college football and professional hockey and managing baseball... all inspiring and should be encouraged. But, for some reason, a woman who was born male but has spent years transitioning...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28607

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

https://wtf1.com/post/porsche-are-buyin ... s-f1-team/
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Porsche buys 50% of Red Bull Racing. This will be interesting as Audi are also going to enter F1 and where did it leave Alfa Turi?

https://wtf1.com/post/porsche-are-buyin ... s-f1-team/

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Notice no one is offended by women competing in men's sports. In fact, that is encouraged. We had women playing college football and professional hockey and managing baseball... all inspiring and should be encouraged. But, for some reason, a woman who was born male but has spent years transitioning...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3070

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

So how is the NZ dairy and meat industries profitable when there are no govt subsidies nor are there import duties as a barrier for foreign imported food? It's extremely intensive (and extensive) farming. With no concern for the environment. Lamb and beef aren’t a problem for the environment and it...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water
Replies: 33
Views: 1788

Re: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water

Yet Southern Nevada managed to reduce their water consumption by over 25% in the last 20 years despite adding almost a million people in the same time span and they're reducing it more every year. Water management has come a long way and sustainability isn't an unrealistic possibility. Yet Lake Mea...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water
Replies: 33
Views: 1788

Re: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water

putting multi-million people in the middle of the desert, with huge power consumption and huge water demand, is by definition not sustainable. Good for them that they have found ways to limit the demand, but calling that sustainable is a bridge or two too far. Yet Southern Nevada managed to reduce ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3070

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Then are the food export price too high or too low? In the UK supermarkets define the purchase price of milk, meat etc. If the farmer can't make that price, no sale. Farmers have only been able to continue to sell because of huge subsidies from the EU and UK governments. Those subsidies have either...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water
Replies: 33
Views: 1788

Re: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water

Hit international headlines: 3rd body discovered in Lake Mead (the reservoir of the Hoover Dam, NV). A third set of human remains was recovered from Lake Mead on Monday, thanks to a drought that has pushed the water level at the largest reservoir in the United States to an unprecedented low. Washin...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Rude and belittling statement. But it's your opinion, representing who you are. And then this is why there is a problem. Disrespect. Tugg What’s rude and belittling, trans women who transitioned after going through male puberty need to be banned from female sport, which is happening as sporting ass...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

It's always been a dangerous job, I have just read 'Brothers In Arms' by James Holland, about the 11 months of the Sherwood Rangers, a pre war reserve horse cavalry unit that transitioned to armour in the Western Desert, from D-Day to VE Day. Inspired by the series about the US paratroopers and the...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Carriers are not "huge floating targets". They are well protected and allow the US to go anywhere in the world. Just like fighter aircraft didn't make bombers obsolete, and tanks and machineguns didn't make infantry obsolete, missiles don't make ships obsolete. The military is on a consta...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

They're not dominating every sport because there hasn't been that many trans women competitors in sport to date, those who have entered have cleaned up, it's much better to sort this out now before the floodgates open and women's sport if forever dominated by failed male athletes. Nobody cares abou...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11499

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

I continue to see no impact on trade/geopolitics related to this, or for that matter where/how many super carriers the USN sends to various spots. The world is not a "Top Gun" movie and these huge floating targets are not immune to attack today. Braggadocio/ego does no people a lot of goo...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Poland's $15B Buy from S. Korea!
Replies: 22
Views: 2481

Re: Poland's $15B Buy from S. Korea!

Poland to buy 48 FA-50 light fighter jets, 180 K2 tanks, 670 K9 self-propelled artillery pieces The biggest export deal ever from South Korea. The FA-50 seems to be selling well. The FA-50 delivery schedule is fast and strange: All deliveries are planned to be completed “in 2023, with 12 aircraft i...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

All this outrage over trans people in sports because one woman won one race one time. You have not obviously informed yourself on the topic. Multiple races won with several "women's records" broken. I get the issue and concern. I don't have an easy solution. Tugg Except trans women do not...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 270
Views: 33535

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022

I like Speights. I don’t anyone in NZ who actually drinks Steinlager. It’s like Fosters, a beer people associate with Australia but no Australian will be caught dead drinking! It's all personal taste & preference. I almost agree with the poster who said Speights is a cheap Uni drink at least. H...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Think of the Rainbow Flag as the US flag and all the other flags as State Flags. United under one banner but identifying as more. Well, back when the US was more United anyway, but that's another topic. This just reminded me of that Eddie Izzard joke thing he said about flags...... LOL! YouTube it!...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 7617

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I will also point out that Martina Navratilova, a well known lesbian, has spoken out against Trans Women competing against other female athletes. And yet somehow, as arguably one of the most famous lesbians in sports history, and a supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights, she's been branded as a "bigot&q...

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