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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 4164

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

No, not 'meh'. You stated: The best person for the job is the best person for the job, it doesn't really matter if they are black, white, pink or blue, male, female or garden gnome, quota or positive discrimination based hiring is stupid and inevitably compromises have to be made. Again, what exper...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 4164

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Predictable tu quoque fallacy. Care to answer the question instead of deflecting toward me? Meh! No, not 'meh'. You stated: The best person for the job is the best person for the job, it doesn't really matter if they are black, white, pink or blue, male, female or garden gnome, quota or positive di...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1564

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

B777LRF wrote:

It's the epitome of irony that OSM was eventually found in Pakistan.


When did OBL become OSM?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1564

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

It’s high time to get out. Time to end the forever wars. I’ll only believe it when I see it though...September is still quite a ways away, plenty of time for the hawks to move the goal posts. 2. The US jumped in and they should stay until they have rebuilt and fixed the mess they have made, if it t...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 4164

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Aaron747 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:

Yes, I am. You are making sweeping assumptions and generalizations about programs that it seems you lack direct experience with.


Sure you are :)


Predictable tu quoque fallacy. Care to answer the question instead of deflecting toward me?


Meh!

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1564

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

seb146 wrote:
Extremists will probably attack India. Something will happen based in Afghanistan. Just like always.


They don’t even share a border with India. When was the last time Afghan extremists attacked India?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1564

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

The US and NATO is planning to pull out of Afghanistan by September this year. What is Your view on that ? A good idea ? Personally I am sceptical, but I think that 20 years is enough. We can't get stuck in Afghanistan forever and I don't see what more we can do at the moment. I think the operation...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 4164

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Are you an HR professional? What experience do you have to make such a definitive and misleading statement? My company has a program to expand STEM hiring for women, and no compromises have been made on candidate quality whatsoever. Why do I need to be an HR professional to have an opinion? Are you...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Defense set to take turn in ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death https://apnews.com/article/police-trials-minneapolis-racial-injustice-death-of-george-floyd-14901d347ed2a6353e2c1db7bec1f9d8 The jury must decide which "expert" testimony to give more weight to. One of the defence's "experts&q...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

How is 1,000-1,200 out of 339,000,000 alarming regularity? https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/ US cops kill at a rate of 35 per 10mil per year. This is higher than nations like Mexico and Colombia. Comparable developed nations have a kill rate of 0.5-4.0, meaning US cops kill at a rate 8-70 times mo...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 4164

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

..quota or positive discrimination based hiring is stupid and inevitably compromises have to be made. Are you an HR professional? What experience do you have to make such a definitive and misleading statement? My company has a program to expand STEM hiring for women, and no compromises have been ma...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 4164

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

In the cockpit I want the best people for the job, I don't want diversity hires to fill quotas, if they're not good enough to get the job based on natural ability they have no place being responsible for the lives behind them. How do you define "best person for the job"? The attributes of...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

I'm honestly just sick of all the coverage on the news about the trial. Chauvin was a bully given his history and he definitely should go to to prison for a long time. But I'm sick of the lionization of Floyd. It's sad for his family and he didn't deserve to die but he should've been cooperative an...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 3919

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

And how many wannabe cops are absolutely hopeless with a gun? Don't you see the giant false equivalence you made there? You live in one of the richest countries in the world, get your priorities right. 1. They must not be hopeless since you never read stories about civilians shooting the wrong pers...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 4164

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Obviously this is not the case - the qualifications cannot change, that's illegal. Also 'natural ability' is an odd thing to introduce when talking about a skillset that requires years of practice. Relatively few pilots are Chuck Yeager-style where stick and rudder ability comes intuitively without...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The Twin Cities region is going into a curfew at 7 PM this evening. What an absolute mess this is. As I said upthread, the only (small) good thing is that the weather here is so miserable: sleet, with snow in the forecast for tomorrow. A week ago today, it was 85 and sunny. If it was that nice now,...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Whatever hes convicted of people won't be happy, the city will probably burn, rinse and repeat. I'm honestly just sick of all the coverage on the news about the trial. Chauvin was a bully given his history and he definitely should go to to prison for a long time. But I'm sick of the lionization of ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 40
Views: 2202

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9458535/Build-new-Royal-Yacht-tribute-Prince-Philip-Boris-Johnson-told.html https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1421540/boris-johnson-royal-yacht-britannia-190m-prince-philip-death-news-ont https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/04/10/boris-johnson-urged-ba...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 4164

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Where I work (and where my children work), there are programs to recruit and help people of underrepresented races/genders/etc. How common is this among airlines? People: Last time this was posted, the thread was correctly banned because (1) people did politics and (2) people got very insulting. Pl...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 40
Views: 2202

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9458535/Build-new-Royal-Yacht-tribute-Prince-Philip-Boris-Johnson-told.html https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1421540/boris-johnson-royal-yacht-britannia-190m-prince-philip-death-news-ont https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/04/10/boris-johnson-urged-ba...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 3919

Re: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

Sorry to say, but do we have to spam the Non-Aviation thread with every "mass shooting" in the USA? Can we not put them all in one thread "US-mass shooting 2021"". Something like 55 rounded die in the USA every single day by guns, more than 100 are wounded, so WTF cares, wh...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 3919

Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

Hot off last weeks massacre we have new one this week. Former NFL player kills five in US mass shooting Former NFL player Phillip Adams killed five people - including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two young grandchildren - at the physician's South Carolina home before taking his own life in...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 38
Views: 1634

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

Oceania Australia New Zealand Fiji Asia Hong Kong China Japan Thailand India Turkey Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Europe United Kingdom (England, Scotland & Wales) Eire Norway Sweden Denmark France Germany The Netherlands Austria Switzerland Italy Croatia Finland The Ukraine Russia Poland Latvia Lithuan...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 53
Views: 2126

Re: Tea or Coffee?

What about the third option Hot Chocolate!!!!!

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.

He won’t ever be released. Zero homocides first quarter 2021, So obviously Breivik hasn't been released from prison yet. But beware when that happens (cannot last all that long). He has changed his name to Hansen (full name Fjotolf Hansen). I think he might one day, if you remember Arnfinn Nesset, ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.

I don’t know what echo chamber you live in, but that is disconnected from reality. I am glad you admit to having very little knowledge about the subject. If you think Jonas Gahr Støre is a worthy PM then I feel sorry for you, he's got leadership ability, Jens was an awful wet blanket of a leader, J...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.

Ok. Then you judge on superficial apperance only, and simply know nothing about norwegian political history, where the main ideological fault lines are, and how the key numbers and statistics has developed over the last 8 years. The symbol of Erna’s government of the pandemic will forever be how sh...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.

The symbol of Erna’s government of the pandemic will forever be how she didn’t support normal people trying to pay the rent, but gave the money to the owners to cover the loss of income due to flats being empty after people had been forced to move. That says 100% everything about her and her evil i...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.

Yes, but this covid 19 thing is not a positive thing. I imagine that both homicide and suicide rate will be going up in Norway, Just like the unemployment rate and poverty rate has in the last 12 months. Current government has not really handled the situation well in Norway and has been way to slow...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.

^ Low poverty too, added to your list. Makes a huge difference in people’s stress levels. Yes, but this covid 19 thing is not a positive thing. I imagine that both homicide and suicide rate will be going up in Norway, Just like the unemployment rate and poverty rate has in the last 12 months. Curre...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5401

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

It is frightening how much the EU is dependant on Russia. You could turn that around: it’s frightening how much Russia is dependant on Europeans buying their gas. But while the EU is (slowly) moving away from fossil fuels, the same can not be said for Russia. There's always energy hungry China. Man...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening
Replies: 17
Views: 1616

Re: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening

Ski fields in Europe would love more snow. We’ve had more snow this year in my part of Norway than we’ve had in years. It even snowed last night.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5401

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

Well, noone stopped him in the first round with Crimea and Georgia, so why not try going for the whole lot? Ukraine and Belarus are up for grabs really, let's see if he also takes a poke at the baltic states then. These renegade states need to be reassimilated into the USSR 2.0 after all, right? I ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The off-duty MFD firefighter who testified she wanted to render aid at the scene but was rebuffed by the cops was really damaging. Damning video evidence (it's a videocam from one of the officers, viewer discretion advised): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjKjaCvXdf4 At 18:05, after the EMT repeat...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5401

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

I thought that there were no Russian troops in Ukraine (except Crimea of course, which the Putin regime illegally according to international law, grabbed). If the Ukrainians are moving troops up to the border what do you expect the other side to do? Russia should not be a side. Of course they are a...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5401

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40016/russian-armor-floods-toward-border-with-ukraine-amid-fears-of-an-imminent-crisis I'm surprised this is not getting picked up by other news agencies. Is this simply saber rattling, or the start of something more aggressive ? For another forum I belong to i...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5401

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40016/russian-armor-floods-toward-border-with-ukraine-amid-fears-of-an-imminent-crisis I'm surprised this is not getting picked up by other news agencies. Is this simply saber rattling, or the start of something more aggressive ? For another forum I belong to i...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 142
Views: 7846

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Whatever hes convicted of people won't be happy, the city will probably burn, rinse and repeat.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7964

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

The need bridge cams. The few ship captains I know all complain how unprofessional the canal is run. Voice recorders and bridge cams would help. The insurance carriers will demand changes. Perhaps not my proposal, but considering how quickly they will make canal transit expensive... Vessels on Asia...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2625

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is noe "tolerating" Taiwan

There will be no spoils, we will have the biggest economic crisis ever. A few hand granates in the right places in Taiwan would grind the world economy to a complete stop. Making clear a military attempt will mean WWIII is the absolute best course of action. Best regards Thomas You’re mad, WW3 woul...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2625

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is noe "tolerating" Taiwan

There will be no spoils, we will have the biggest economic crisis ever. A few hand granates in the right places in Taiwan would grind the world economy to a complete stop. Making clear a military attempt will mean WWIII is the absolute best course of action. Best regards Thomas You’re mad, WW3 woul...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2625

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is noe "tolerating" Taiwan

Um, most modern structures in Taiwan are likely better than those in the PRC. Ahh politically, no, to the winner goes the spoils and the winner also writes the history. The rest of the world will accept, if they don't, either WWIII or cease trade with China, which one do you think is most likely? T...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4057

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Not sure how removal of the minimum wage will help.


Pretty simple—a minimum wage guarantees low productive people don’t get jobs; jobs that train work ethic, skills and socialization.


Norway doesn’t have a minimum wage. Nobody here would work for the US minimum wage.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4057

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

I think prisons have gotten a bad name. Prison is an ideal place for violent young men and women, until they no longer have violent urges, or until the end of their natural lives. Why can’t the community agree on zero tolerance for violent crimes? We can afford to incarcerate all violent adults and...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7964

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

I’m sure there will be changes to how big ships like this transit the canal, I wouldn’t mind betting that in the future escort tugs will be tethered to the stern of larger vessels during transit. Could very well be some changes with these mega vessels. The size of vessels has grown so much in such ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7964

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

I’m sure there will be changes to how big ships like this transit the canal, I wouldn’t mind betting that in the future escort tugs will be tethered to the stern of larger vessels during transit.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK Defence Command Paper: RAF to Axe C-130 Fleet by 2023
Replies: 40
Views: 2899

Re: UK Defence Command Paper: RAF to Axe C-130 Fleet by 2023

This is great news for the UK The British budget axe swings again. Oh, how much damage it has done over the decades. Complete overreaction. Most people do not know the full story. The UK was the first operator of the C-130J and they around 20 years old and totally worn out. They were due to refurb ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7964

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

yup Liability:Pursuant to the Egyptian Maritime Code No. 8 of 1990 (Art. 279) as well as rulings of the Supreme Court in Egypt, the responsibility for pilotage operation in port and in the Suez Canal lies entirely with the Master of the guided vessel even in case of the pilot's error. Source please...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 40
Views: 2202

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

Britannia was also something like 4 times the size of Dannebrog and Norge with around 5 times the crew. I'm gonna bet the operating costs were way higher. A new yacht of approx 140m would not need the 250 odd crew of Britannia, 50 would be more than adequate. I believe that you're forgetting all th...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 40
Views: 2202

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

That doesn't answer my question - what does the longevity of other royal yachts have to do with the fantasy of purchasing a new yacht "as a present" for Philip (who some might characterise as a man barely alive)? I'm answering UAUA question. Then why did you quote me? build a bridge and g...

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