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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 143
Views: 4878

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Don’t be so naive. China does a lot worse all around the world, they just do it sneakily with coercion and other methods rather than militarily. That said, ask South China Sea nations what they think of Chinas military! Sinking their fishing boats in their own territory. When was the last time Chin...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 143
Views: 4878

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

When was the last time the Chinese Communist Party killed multi millions of people? You have to go back many decades. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_massacres_in_China#1987 OK, yeah. But they KILLED MULTI MILLIONS OF PEOPLE! That's kinda a big thing. And you are just brushing it off because....

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 59
Views: 2491

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

To be honest, these kind of games between the big boys with nukes, makes the case why those without nukes who can build them, should. And to hell with non-proliferation because you cannot trust no one anymore. The only trustworthy nukes are the nukes you own and can hit back with. Israel with US ba...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 59
Views: 2491

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Here is the concerning part for the world. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/15/australia-nuclear-powered-submarines-us-uk-security-partnership-aukus Some critics of the agreement warn that it sets a dangerous precedent for countries to exploit a loophole in the NPT. The treaty al...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 143
Views: 4878

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

What's the difference between China pushing its weight around and the US pushing its weight around, both do it, what makes the US right and the Chinese wrong? When was the last time China started a war which lead to millions of deaths and the destabilisation of the middle east for 20 years and coun...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 143
Views: 4878

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

You left Australia (among a few others of course). China is definitely pushing its weight around. Tugg What's the difference between China pushing its weight around and the US pushing its weight around, both do it, what makes the US right and the Chinese wrong? When was the last time China started ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 143
Views: 4878

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The US and UK don't have any capacity to build subs for anyone other than themselves. Tempest won't be shelved, doing that would make the UK far too sub servant to US political whims. This is completely false. The last two Astute subs are under construction. Devonshire Dock Hall was expanded in 201...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 143
Views: 4878

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

What's the difference between China pushing its weight around and the US pushing its weight around, both do it, what makes the US right and the Chinese wrong? When was the last time China started a war which lead to millions of deaths and the destabilisation of the middle east for 20 years and coun...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 143
Views: 4878

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Australia should not build the subs in Australia. To build a Virginia or Astute class sub in Australia the price would be instantly doubled. Australia does not have the facilities, the experience or industry to make high end submarines. The workers on the Collins class are retired. Australia should...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 143
Views: 4878

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Bullying Vietnam and the Philipines is a different matter. You left Australia (among a few others of course). China is definitely pushing its weight around. Tugg What's the difference between China pushing its weight around and the US pushing its weight around, both do it, what makes the US right a...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 143
Views: 4878

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

To the question of why the RAN needs SSN’s, look at how vast the Pacific is, look at China’s accelerating build up. The reaction from China suggests this already has the desired effect and it is the right decision. Of course if we get some small number of nuclear subs it is destabilising security, ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 143
Views: 4878

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Will such a submarine be ready to take to the water within 40-50 years? It's a huge announcement, but all it will take is a return to Trump in the USA and the whole thing is finished. It won't be a new boat, just a mod of an Astute or Virginia and likely the Virginia Blk V or VI. Won't be SSN(X) as...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

Don't want to rile anyone up here, but I think security-wise, US aviation has somewhat lost its glamour from the post-911 security improvements. Take a look at all the bad behavior we get around us all the time. I seriously hope that someone (not specifically saying who or what) doesn't use that as...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 16562

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2021

What ever happen to WRE building an new airport? Did that idea go away or is not like AKL and building an new runway? Sort of project. Various issues including cost and objections came up. It’s still on the plans. I personally think it should be built near Marsden on enough land that it could event...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF buys 56 C-295 transport aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 2854

Re: IAF buys 56 C-295 transport aircraft

By why would they? Why would you be a line worker engineer in America when you can be a VP or Manager in India? There will always be people who will have the drive and look for such opportunities. Besides with the ease of air travel, there is opportunity to operate in both countries. Because you're...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3627

Re: What happened to Denver?

Didn't homelessness go hand in hand with joblessness, joblessness in the US started in the Reagan era when companies started to shut down manufacturing plants and exported production/jobs to low cost countries? Social dumping to provide increased profits fueled by corporate greed have a lot to do wi...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3627

Re: What happened to Denver?

When its not the government fault (because they are of my leaning) its society's fault. Society fault means, it would never be fixed, unless the entire societal structure is dismantled. And yes, by government's force. I wonder why we don't see that on some other cities and just some cities. Does ap...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1251

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

Ethel Kennedy: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan shouldn’t be freed https://apnews.com/article/california-ethel-kennedy-sirhan-sirhan-kerry-kennedy-e46c8714f35466e18dd6cf548093f3ff Ethel Kennedy, the wife of the late Robert F. Kennedy, says assassin Sirhan Sirhan should not be released from prison, furthe...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed

We live in Arizona, and if we set our AC to 67 then our electric bills will go sky high and could potentially damage our HVAC equipment. Surely there is HVAC equipment designed for warmer climates? "Basement"? Personally, I think that homes are designed completely wrong these days. Kitche...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed

I guess it is a personal thing, if you live in a tropical location and are used to hot temps all your life perhap 79 is okay for you. I prefer sleeping within a 60-65f range, hence the bedsheets. We live in Arizona, and if we set our AC to 67 then our electric bills will go sky high and could poten...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1356

Re: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break

I saw Gordon Lightfoot about 15 years ago. That's when I realized that "oldies" acts were just "old" acts now. They've lost it but still need the fame, money or adoration (or all 3) and just can't let it go. Ditto for the Rolling Stones, they were shit. You crazy they are one of...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1356

Re: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break

I saw Gordon Lightfoot about 15 years ago. That's when I realized that "oldies" acts were just "old" acts now. They've lost it but still need the fame, money or adoration (or all 3) and just can't let it go. Ditto for the Rolling Stones, they were shit. On the other hand I took ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1356

Re: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break

...and the world yawned... Don't get me wrong, it'll have no effect on my life. Their music wasn't my cup of tea at the time. But the women in my life beg to differ. I've had to sit through those god awful films (Julie Walters, Cher etc) more than once. A part of the world will care very much. Edit...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13828

Re: Texas abortion law

I was always to understand that to bring suit against another party, actual damages did or will occur against the plaintiff. So how is exercising ones' legal activity, an abortion, actionable by filing a lawsuit? I think this law will be thrown out when someone attempts to sue for damages they have...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13828

Re: Taxes abortion law

Out of all the pregnancies, abortion accounts for very, very few of them. Republicans and the "right to birth" crowd don't care that abortion for birth control accounts for so few abortions. This is another excuse for right wing evangelicals to control women. They are all outraged over ho...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13828

Re: Texas abortion law

johns624 wrote:
Texas had to ban abortions because they have to replace all of the people who were too stupid to get vaccinated, who are dying of Covid down there.


I wish this forum had a like button!

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13828

Re: Texas abortion law

At last, Texas is doing it right. About time to challenge the fallacy that an abortion is a 'constitutional right'. If Democrats believe abortion should be federally protected, they can if they wish enact federal legislation protecting it. Not hiding under the false pretense that this is in the con...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13828

Re: Taxes abortion law

Out of all the pregnancies, abortion accounts for very, very few of them. Republicans and the "right to birth" crowd don't care that abortion for birth control accounts for so few abortions. This is another excuse for right wing evangelicals to control women. They are all outraged over ho...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13828

Re: Taxes abortion law

The Supreme Court early Wednesday let a Texas state law take effect that allows private citizens to sue to uphold a ban on the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. Link to politico article Two things seem very odd to me: 1. 6 weeks limit 2. private citizens can sue 1. 6 weeks limit is absurd, it...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4587

Re: Universal Healthcare

All you have to do is watch tv shows like Dr Pimple Popper to see how applying the US medical system is. On tonight’s show Roger has two sheep’s testicle sized growths growing on his face. He was uninsured and couldn’t get help. This wouldn’t be an issue in nearly all developed developed countries w...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4587

Re: Universal Healthcare

With Democrats controlling the house, senate and White House will they push for universal healthcare before the 2022 midterms? We need universal healthcare in the U.S. I think Democrats will still control all three branches after the midterms due to the rhetoric and policies on the right. Will univ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 130
Views: 6910

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

Ken777 wrote:

Taiwan's real power though is the high tech production and I can't see that killed.


This. I believe if China made a real push for Taiwan the Taiwanese would capitulate without putting up much if any fight, they have too much to lose if the country is flattened and it’s industry destroyed.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis to resign ? ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2566

Re: Pope Francis to resign ? ?

marcelh wrote:
Who cares?
Watch the news of Afghanistan and see the world is better of without worshiping and interpretation of some ancient books….


Amen to that!

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Charlie Watts
Replies: 14
Views: 792

RIP Charlie Watts

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58316842
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They had to start dying at some time, I guess this is th end of the road for the Stones.

The man exuded class, he was the rock that kept the band together.

RIP Charlie

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58316842

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 24
Views: 1073

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

The FDA believes my blood is not worthy, though I am technically eligible to donate given that Covid has made be abstain from sexual activities. You'd think they'd pressure Congress to do away with the ban on MSM, but it's their loss. I'm O+ so my blood is definitely in demand. I've done plasma don...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Best” Prime Ministers the UK never had
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: “Best” Prime Ministers the UK never had

B777LRF wrote:
Surprised nobody has mentioned Winston yet. The man may not have won the war, but he flatly refused to lose it.


Winston was PM, twice, this is about people who would have made good PM's but never got the job.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1895

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Arnold who? . https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/arnold-schwarzenegger-loses-corporate-sponsor-bodybuilding-event-dangerous-anti-american-comment So siding with scientists gets him "cancelled" by.... the right? The ones who whine and complain about "cancel culture"? Okay.... ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 258
Views: 31083

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021

Look what QF are doing now mandating vaccination. Perhaps Air NZ will do the same for all it's employees one rule for all. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-18/qantas-mandatory-vaccinations-covid19-workers-pandemic/100386206 Can only hope Air NZ does this, but I have my doubts since there is an e...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1895

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Mayim Bialik gets my vote (though as always, we now gotta look back at everything she ever said and did and now she's also getting a ticket on the Canceled Train). LeVar Burton was OK, but in all honesty he didn't seem genuine. Almost everyone gets cancelled at some point, it’s like a badge of hono...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1895

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Mayim Bialik gets my vote (though as always, we now gotta look back at everything she ever said and did and now she's also getting a ticket on the Canceled Train). LeVar Burton was OK, but in all honesty he didn't seem genuine. Almost everyone gets cancelled at some point, it’s like a badge of hono...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12685

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

I am not a pilot but still - find this incredibly hard to believe that something like this can happen. The markings/lighting are so unmistakably different on a taxiway vs runway, how distracted would the pilots have to be to not notice something like that. It's also a miracle that there was no obst...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan
Replies: 18
Views: 2081

Re: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan

Airstud wrote:
scbriml wrote:
so much aid money never gets to those that need it the most.


Gross.


What's gross about it? He's being realistic.

Like Live Aid, most of the food either rotted on the docks or was taken by the army, they couldn't get the food to the people who needed it.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 258
Views: 31083

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021

Just rip the bandage off and let Covid run it's course. Haven’t posted for years but I couldn’t resist replying to this post. By almost all economic measures, we are performing better than our peers. Lower mortality for Covid-19 per capita, highest GDP growth, lowest unemployment, lowest inflation....

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 258
Views: 31083

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021

Just rip the bandage off and let Covid run it's course.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JUMPING HORSE: check out my new prospect
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: JUMPING HORSE: check out my new prospect

Some one in another topic claimed having a dog is bad for the environment, having a horse must be significantly worse.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Fashion is killing the environment
Replies: 42
Views: 1904

Re: Fast Fashion is killing the environment

In the EU making stuff repairable (like washing machines, fridges etc.) is now mandatory, as well as providing spare parts for 10 years. Cost of repair often being 60-80% of a price for new appliance. Exactly, the plastic fruit and veg bins in our Miele fridge were all cracked, I went to buy new on...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 485
Views: 66904

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

keesje wrote:

I expect ATR to respond with a stretch, new engines and forward passenger door.


You can get them with forward passenger door already, I've been on a Finnair ATR where we loaded through the front door.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5895

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

The ones with the most wealth, have one kid or no kids. It doesn't go back to what you taught them, that family comes first. They all tell me, just be thankful I gave you one grandchild. I also noticed their friends just have one child as well. I think it may be the new norm. My kids with three kid...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 2835

Re: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis

The protests behind the Arab Spring (and therefore behind the Migrants Crisis) were sparked by economic problems (high food prices). That era was the Great Recession, but of course the Coronavirus has been far more immense in its economic impact. The fallout from the Coronavirus will be magnitudes ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42304

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Why is the world so obsessed with Afghanistan? If they don’t want freedom and the natives don’t mind to be ruled by a group of terrorist, then why bother? It’s a waste of US Tax dollars to send in US troops. I just don’t think we should intervene if a country doesn’t want any democracy and we waste...

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