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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 274
Views: 10174

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: 103
Views: 7260

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: 103
Views: 7260

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: 103
Views: 7260

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: 103
Views: 7260

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 841

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: 5701

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 274
Views: 10174

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: 5701

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: 5701

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: 76
Views: 3614

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: 76
Views: 3614

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: 76
Views: 3614

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: 6319

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: 4647

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: 4647

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: 6319

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: 76
Views: 3614

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: 76
Views: 3614

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: 76
Views: 3614

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: 4647

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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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4647

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

If it were your daughter being dragged and beaten with a bike lock, you would be grateful the police shot the offender. In a chaotic situation such as this, it is possible for an accident to occur, and that's what it was -- an accident. If you were in the officers' shoes, how would you have handled...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread
Replies: 465
Views: 4389

Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying.


You must be petrified every time you fly.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4647

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

This is one of those only in American situations, police in every other developed country would not shoot a person armed with a bike lock. In NZ that guy would have been disarmed by a police dog. Yet again it’s a case of shoot first American style policing. It is my understanding the original victi...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4647

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

If it were your daughter being dragged and beaten with a bike lock, you would be grateful the police shot the offender. In a chaotic situation such as this, it is possible for an accident to occur, and that's what it was -- an accident. If you were in the officers' shoes, how would you have handled...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4647

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

It’s no wonder with responses like this there is have a ‘shoot now ask questions later’ culture. Right. Don't shoot now -- hesitate to explore all PC options and let the (original) victim's head get bashed in while waiting for the social worker to arrive. You haven't a clue. The new propaganda term...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4647

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

What accountability? Do you want to throw the officer in jail? Dealing with the criminals that have been created by this coddle the bad guy, little to no bail and attack law enforcement mindset isn't easy but there is no criminality here. No matter how much Ben Crump says there is. So you’d prefer ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4647

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

What accountability? Do you want to throw the officer in jail? Dealing with the criminals that have been created by this coddle the bad guy, little to no bail and attack law enforcement mindset isn't easy but there is no criminality here. No matter how much Ben Crump says there is. That’s an easy o...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5701

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

johns624 wrote:
bennett123 wrote:

Doubtless I have met thousands of people at some point.

I do not remember all of them.
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.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 166
Views: 23845

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2021

Paywalled article in the Herald about Air NZ's current aims to start operating carbon neutral aircraft by 2025. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/air-new-zealand-challenges-plane-makers-to-come-up-with-alternative-fuel-planes/XV3LINZYEUDX7P2AGQTEHNCVEU/ Looks like their current long term aim is h...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2211

Re: NHS privitized?

10 days, I got one the day I went to the hospital, I went to the emergency after hour clinic in the evening, the dr there booked a consultation at the hospital with the on call neurologist for Sunday morning and a couple of hours after that appointment I had an MRI. The public health system in Norw...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 52
Views: 3036

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

I would like to see my local McDonalds bring back sausage and egg mcmuffins, they replaced the sausage with a beef patty, it's not right! Christmas starts in December, not October. Oh that just won’t do. Outrageous in fact. You’re in Norway, right? What’s the driver behind that decision- Is it loca...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?

fr8mech wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
For a small business, I would let them know straight away, unless the service was terrible then I might not bother.


Ahh, retributive justice. Nice.


I'd like to call it karma.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 52
Views: 3036

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

I would like to see my local McDonalds bring back sausage and egg mcmuffins, they replaced the sausage with a beef patty, it's not right!

Christmas starts in December, not October.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?

For a small business, I would let them know straight away, unless the service was terrible then I might not bother.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2211

Re: NHS privitized?

Highly recommend the American system. Can’t beat prices made up on the spot, everything inflated 1000x, and the solution to being poor and sick is to simply die. I've also received an MRI within 10 days in the US for a somewhat serious but routine injury, which is a timeframe that would be expresse...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?

I'm keeping the money, this is not small retail establishment where $75 is important, this is a giant corporation, I've got no problem getting one over giant corporations. So, just out of curiosity, what’s the threshold that your integrity kicks-in? For a large chain store the sky is the limit. We ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?
Replies: 27
Views: 1889

Re: Would you alert Target to their $75 mistake?

I'm keeping the money, this is not small retail establishment where $75 is important, this is a giant corporation, I've got no problem getting one over giant corporations.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5509

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

What's the top speed of a mobility cart on an incline? Might be a factor to consider. Not much if you use the tried and true method of "stick thru spokes" It doesn't have spokes. Pepper spray to the face would've done the trick. The cop could also have punched him in the head. 9 rounds to...

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