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by Kiwirob
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 1935

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

leader1 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Airstud wrote:

Religious education isn't publicly funded in the U.S.


I thought in a lot of US schools creationism and abstinence were the norm as opposed to evolution and sex ed?


Not true at all with public schools. Where do you get this from?


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by Kiwirob
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 1935

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

Airstud wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
So this would also apply to religious education?


Religious education isn't publicly funded in the U.S.


I thought in a lot of US schools creationism and abstinence were the norm as opposed to evolution and sex ed?

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by Kiwirob
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey seeks 40 new F-16s; upgrade 80 older ones
Replies: 22
Views: 2335

Re: Turkey seeks 40 new F-16s; upgrade 80 older ones

Disagree; the question is "does supplying Turkey with weapons align with American interests?" I'm no longer convinced that it does. I think Turkey should be kicked out of NATO. No way to do it, legally speaking. It’s ridiculous that they were ever asked to become a member. They are the sw...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1343

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Why can't people have the reactions they have? I never thought Chapelle was that funny. And I am the bad guy. He has opinions on subjects but those who have opinions about him and his show are not allowed to or are bad for having them? I don't get it. It’s cancel culture, instead of watching and ma...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1343

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Why can't people have the reactions they have? I never thought Chapelle was that funny. And I am the bad guy. He has opinions on subjects but those who have opinions about him and his show are not allowed to or are bad for having them? I don't get it. It’s cancel culture, instead of watching and ma...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 1935

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

So this would also apply to religious education?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 1983

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Aesma wrote:
On top of my 5 weeks vacation time I get 11 days I can take any time. My brother and sister get 20 days so that's 9 weeks overall.


I dated a French girl from Brittany, Lidwine, she was magnificent, I guess I mad a mistake when I didn't keep that relationship going.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1430

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Is anyone else seeing this? People complaining about things but don't lift a finger to help? The ports are backed up because qualified candidates can not be found. Restaurants are closing early and even entirely on certain days because people will not work. Stores have long lines because cashiers a...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 1983

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Indeed. The free education and healthcare, kindergarden as a right for all children, the 9 weeks vacation, paid paternity leave, clean air, low crime- and homicide rates, entrepeneur and innovation-friendly business policies is like a chain holding me down! I am so sick and tired of things being li...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 1983

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Only because you didn’t inform Norway about their NZ citizenship. I know people that didn’t know it was illegal before and have had their passport confiscated and involuntary «returned» to their «real» country. Allowed only from January 1st 2020. Official source: https://www.udi.no/ord-og-begreper/...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 1983

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

saleya22r wrote:
Perhaps dual citizenship?

Norway doesn't recognize a dual citizenship.


Yes it does, my children have all been dual Norwegian New Zealand citizens from birth. The oldest is 16.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 122
Views: 14384

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread - October 2021

On one hand, I think it's fair to suspect Ardmore could end up like like Whenuapai or worse, Hobsonville. The later is now notihng but high density urban housing with the only signs of it's aviation heritage being a few street names. Whenuapai is quickly becoming landlocked as well. With 5 Squadron...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey seeks 40 new F-16s; upgrade 80 older ones
Replies: 22
Views: 2335

Re: Turkey seeks 40 new F-16s; upgrade 80 older ones

Also, better for us to have the Turkish $$$ than Russia. Better for Turkey to ask us for spare parts the Russia. The question is "does Turkey get aircraft" but "when Turkey gets the aircraft, who are they paying". Disagree; the question is "does supplying Turkey with weapon...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 1983

Massacre in Kongsberg

Five people have been killed and two others seriously injured in a bow and arrows attack in Kongsberg, Norway. It was reported the suspect began firing in a supermarket at around 6.30pm before heading out into the town and apparently firing at strangers. Two other people were wounded and hospitalise...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 1614

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

plus 1 for Henry Cavill, if the Man from U.N.C.L.E wasn't the best audition for Bond I don't know what else could be. This image just screams Bond. https://media.timeout.com/images/105793504/750/422/image.jpg image from https://www.timeout.com/news/dua-lipa-joins-henry-cavills-megastar-studded-spy-t...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1016

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

So what would the tolls have to be to pay for such a bridge. I am guessing about $1K. Subsidizing a helicopter would be cheaper. Not far from where I live a bridge and tunnel project was recently completed, the island has a year round population of about 300 people, in summer its about 1500, the pr...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 1614

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

You have a certain expectation when you hear "James Bond." That alone is a good enough explanation. James Bond, aka 007 is an aspirational character who drinks his way through impossible situations with gorgeous, beautiful, brilliant women helping him. None of my friends who saw the movie...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 1614

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

Will the second 007 become the next actual 007? Would be a controversial choice in my opinion, but she was ligned up for the role during this movie it seems. Also, the whole movie was a bit "cartoonish" to me. I think that the previous Daniel Craig movies were more aligned with reality th...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 1614

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

Loved the movie until the very end. The character I didn't see the point of is Naomi, the movie could have worked without her being in it at all, I was surprised they killed Blofeld, they'd spent ages securing the character and SPECTRE for the Bond films then they kill them off. The villain wasn't v...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20613

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Completely agree with that comment Widerøe are using some Finnair ATR's on a few routes in Norway, including the Molde Bergen route I fly frequently, it's about 15 minutes slower than the Q400 that usually flies the route. It does have nicer cabin and larger overhead bins but I'd rather have a fast...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 138
Views: 3423

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

No reason to make fossil cars after 2025. EVs have currently passed fossils in capability and quality, it is now only a question of production capability. You're having a laugh, where is the AWD station wagon (my preference over an SUV) that has a range of 1200km? there isn't one. And before you sa...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20613

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Completely agree with that comment Widerø are using some Finnair ATR's on a few routes in Norway, including the Molde Bergen route I fly frequently, it's about 15 minutes slower than the Q400 that usually files the route. It does have nicer cabin and larger overhead bins but I'd rather have a faste...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1188

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

Oddly enough I jumped ship start of last year for less money, I hated my new boss at my old job with a passion. I love my new job, I'm now home based, income is less but my pension plan is a lot better and we have medical insurance included (not sure why there are no private medical practices where ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20613

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Yes because I used to have 25 minutes between my connecting flights and now it's cut down to 10. On a couple of occasions my luggage hasn't made the connection and I don't have enough time to have some breakfast. Then you're timing your connections too tight, it's your own fault if you miss them or...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20613

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

ATR is too slow. Need Q400 speeds and ATR economy. The speed doesn’t just affect the trip times, but also the number of segments the plane can fly a day. That drives revenue. Completely agree with that comment Widerø are using some Finnair ATR's on a few routes in Norway, including the Molde Bergen...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 122
Views: 14384

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread - October 2021

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/central-o ... ear-survey


They will like it when there property prices increase and the jobs the new airport will offer there younger people.
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NZ516 wrote:
Not looking good for the proposed Tarras International Airport with 87% of locals against it.

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/central-o ... ear-survey


They will like it when there property prices increase and the jobs the new airport will offer there younger people.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20613

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Sure an interesting segment. A lean, mean, quiet and practical 50 seater. It seems the Embraer E3 would already be large, expensive for the requirement. Of course you can get the ATR42-600 today. ATR even launched a new sales campaign. Not sure how it performs in terms of efficiency, performance. W...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2260

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Various business jets come to mind, from small cessnas all the way up to Boeing’s. That's not what most people generally refer to as luxury goods. Simply put: Yes. From aircraft as noted to Louis Vuitton (see link for why: https://coutureusa.com/blogs/news/our-favorite-made-in-america-luxury-brands...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rafale for Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 1807

Re: Rafale for Greece

I think that its great for France to get some export wins, and of course, the recent issues France has had with Turkey make arming the Greeks a no-brainer. Agreed, though I should have wanted the Arrowhead 140 competitor to win, I did not like the 'sweetner' of two RN Type 23's. What is wrong with ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2260

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

petertenthije wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Are there many luxury goods manufacturers in the US?

Various business jets come to mind, from small cessnas all the way up to Boeing’s.


That's not what most people generally refer to as luxury goods.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2260

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Good question, you can’t write-off either one. You defer or find legal ways to increase ones basis. I'm becoming a flat taxer on income, capital gains (excl. 401k until pulled out) and those investment incomes. Also, a tax on luxury goods to prevent (including jets, cars over the price of the media...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2260

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

nope. Although our finance minister is in there with a small investment, which he had sold one week before he became a minister. He might have to resign over this. Being in the papers while tax avoidance is something he (and his department) should be trying to combat is not something that goes well...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2811

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

The march towards war is on, the recent announcement of Australia getting nuclear power subs is indicative of it, Australia really doesn't need nuclear subs, the reasoning behind it I find flawed. This exact situation was predicted in this comedy show from several years ago: We’re spending close to...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2811

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

On the subject of Taiwan and China, with all the tensions and third parties/allies, a former US Army Lt Col has a view I expect will not go down well with many; Pleas to avoid war at all costs should not be placed in the “will not go down well with many” category. He’s right, any US China clash wou...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

I have no issues or problems dehumanising people, they're just people, sacks of meat on two legs, no different to any other animal on this planet, I place my three cats and dog higher than the 7.8 billion people I don't know who are alive today. Once you work out that all human life is not created ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

it is quite ridiculous, if you can't see that, I cannot explain that to you. Sorry, you can't see that. I do not care for calling people 'parasite'. In Rwanda, they were calling Tutsis cockroaches to dehumanize them. We are still talking about people who had the unfortunate to live in a country whi...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18172

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

You've got that right, though if they had a brain cell of strategic thinking encouraging development of and in some cases re generating yards elsewhere in the UK, would be to use against the SNP, if they demand Trident (and the whole of the UK sub fleet too) to vacate Scotland, the government could...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18172

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The Aussies aren't alone here, the Canuks are wasting billions building T26s themselves and already projected to go billions over budget before the first keel is even laid. Skippy and the land of maple syrup are long past ship building, why bother trying to restart a 19th century industry in the 21...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

comparing my attitude with pro-life crap is trolling, it is designed for a reaction. So yeah, you are just trolling. It's exactly the same issue, you're pro refugee just like people are pro life, pro lifers are unconcerned about the product of the pregnancy just like you're unconcerned about what w...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

oh boy, now you are just trolling. Complete and utter nonsense. It really isn't, and no I'm not trolling, I don't believe the process works, I don't believe it benefits anyone long term and it's a major cause of social unrest in the countries who take in the majority of refugees. It needs to stop. ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Check, damn all. Because with that attitude no solution will be reached. And the problem is now, at this moment there are refugees, fleeing their country. Well, Brexit proofs you wrong. Brexit has nothing to do with refugees. EU immigrants to the UK could apply for permanent residence through the E...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

your solution is damn all. Does it include all migrants? Damn all is the answer to the problem until a fair and equitable solution to the problem can be found, if that take a decade or longer then so be it. Check, damn all. Because with that attitude no solution will be reached. And the problem is ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

False compartment. Your attitude is no different to the pro life crowd who don't give a crap about the baby after its born. oh boy, now you are just trolling. Complete and utter nonsense. It really isn't, and no I'm not trolling, I don't believe the process works, I don't believe it benefits anyone...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

those aren't asylum seekers, as you say they are economic migrants. So do something about that. Don't abandon a system altogether, just for someone who abuses the system. The system is open to abuse, it does not work as intended, the countries accepting asylum seekers can't continue to accept them....

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Your idea has it roots in an apartheid like solution where the poor person of colour is ruled over by the benevolent white man, I can't see that being popular with the woke members of society. Nothing like apartheid, just fixing messes that were left unfixed in the past few decades. I'm a bit surpr...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

We are not talking about economic migrants, but asylum seekers, an asylum seeker is someone who fits a narrowly defined set of criteria. Rob, your world must be so clear, everything is black and white. So in your world, no refugees from North Korea or Eritrea. Not possible, no war. Fleeing a countr...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

And most of them claim whatever then can to get in but the vast majority of people fleeing there home countries are economic migrants. We are not talking about economic migrants, but asylum seekers, an asylum seeker is someone who fits a narrowly defined set of criteria. The only valid reason to fl...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

They flee their countries because of war, because of being prosecuted, because of human rights abuse, because of natural disaster, because of lawlessness, or any other reason you can claim asylem on basis of the Refugee Convention - UNHCR. How do you propose that we help them in the country which t...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

So where does Haiti fit into your train of thought? Most of these recent Haitians migrants weren't even living in Haiti. There was no great power struggle over Haiti. It is a failed state with 11.6 million people 833 miles south of Florida. The difference is the scale - you would allow unfettered a...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3977

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Ok, so no refugees at all, never. Does that included all countries in the world or 'just' developed nations? It's so open to abuse I'd stop it completely until the process can be refined and made fair for everyone. IMO it would be much more efficient helping refugees in there own countries rather t...

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