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by Kiwirob
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Lets see if anyone riots over Richard Richards death....where is Seb when you need him.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 69
Views: 1981

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

It also takes a lot of swiss cheese to end up with a mass shooting. Yet it seems to happen so frequently in the US compared to other nations and some of the bigger holes in the cheese are quite easy to fill. True. I'm certainly not claiming the lack of guncontrol does not play a part, but there are...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 69
Views: 1981

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

What do you want to do? You can't attack rifles he used a handgun. About all you can do is pastors and religious leaders organized two prayer vigils, one at Kensington Church in Lake Orion and the other at LakePoint Community in Oxford, for the mourning survivors. A Mass was organized at St. Joseph...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

I like having a head of state who is not political and above the dirty taint of politics. Well, there's always Randy Andy, who found his own "dirty taint". :D He’s absolutely irrelevant, he’s well down the line of succession and when Chuck becomes king and slims down the family to the mon...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

Curious what you see as the benefits to you, a regular citizen, having a litany of people on a very luxurious welfare account? How is that any different to the luxurious lifestyles afforded to most Presidents and there families around the world? New Zealand's Royal Family consists of one person, wh...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

Link Congrats to Barbados on becoming a republic. Yes happy for them that is what they have chosen The antiquated system of Royalty does not have a place in modern society. That is your own personal opinion and not one shared by all I for one am quite happy to remain in a constitutional monarchy Li...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

Living in a monarchy myself, I hate the idea of someone born into royalty and are above the law purely by coincidence. The same law which applies to everyone else. It's archaic and it doesn't serve any real purpose in a modern society. I'd prefer a democratically elected president. But does the sam...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 43
Views: 1359

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

I for one am quite happy to remain in a constitutional monarchy Curious what you see as the benefits to you, a regular citizen, having a litany of people on a very luxurious welfare account? How is that any different to the luxurious lifestyles afforded to most Presidents and there families around ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 189
Views: 6968

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

According to the US EPA and Coal Ash Industry information, only 64% of coal ash is recycled. It is the one of the largest sources of industrial waste in the US. https://www.epa.gov/coalash/coal-ash-basics There is the monumental cost of cleaning up all the poorly buried coal ash from the last 150 y...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 189
Views: 6968

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Much of, for your use potentially has already switched away from fossil sources. I know you still drive fossil, but I rather doubt your house is warmed by fossil sources. What is the return on investment for us consumers burning fossil fuel? A warm house, personal and public transport, plastics, ph...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1571

Re: Washington State Ferry System

From the article : $4.9 billion over 16 years to replace 10 aging vessels Surely there is a typo somewhere ? A company I'm familiar with, Brittany Ferries, is buying 200m long, sea going, hybrid battery electric + LNG ferries, with cabins, restaurants, etc., we're talking 40 000 GT ships, for 200 m...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 189
Views: 6968

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

seb146 wrote:
What is the return on investment for us consumers burning fossil fuel?


A warm house, personal and public transport, plastics, pharmaceuticals, roads..............

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by Kiwirob
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 189
Views: 6968

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Well, looks like Germany made a move and suspended the approval of Nord Steam 2. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/16/business/germany-gas-pipeline.html It's a hiccup, that will be sorted fairly quickly. The watchdog said on Tuesday it had temporarily halted the certification process because the Swis...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1571

Re: Washington State Ferry System

All joking aside, some of the WSF are about the size of the cross Channel Ferries in England. The largest ferries WSF operate are the Jumbo Mk II class vessels, 140m long and 4900 tons, car ferries that size haven't been operated cross channel for many decades. P&O have two new double ended fer...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1571

Re: Washington State Ferry System

For some reason, the Federal Government doesn't subsidize local ferry services as much as they do light rail, subway and bus transit systems. Seems they'd rather dig a tunnel for a couple of billion vs far less $ for construction subsidies for a boat. This is what is happening to ferry routes all o...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 189
Views: 6968

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Well, looks like Germany made a move and suspended the approval of Nord Steam 2. A German regulator on Tuesday suspended its certification of Nord Stream 2, an undersea pipeline intended to transport natural gas directly to Germany from Russia that has been the source of a long-running dispute betw...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukrainian government sign MoU with Airbus for 22 aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 6720

Re: Ukrainian government sign MoU with Airbus for 22 aircraft

To support the Ukrainian plane manufacturers and to buy the 22 planes from Airbus, to fill up the gaps of plane sizes, which can not be filled by the own industry? And it also sounds la little bit like, that Ukraine/the manufacturers shall get part of the big European Airbus manufacturer family. As...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4497

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

There is certainly a lot that can be done on prevention - addressing poverty, support for struggling/broken families, strengthening of community measures. But there are some folks, like the Bundys, Gacys, Kaczynskis, and Malvos who just can't be reached. They need to be locked up, it's the only way...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukrainian government sign MoU with Airbus for 22 aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 6720

Re: Ukrainian government sign MoU with Airbus for 22 aircraft

What is this new national carrier that Zelensky keeps mentioning as opposed to UIA, or any of Windrose, Air Ocean, Motor Sich, SkyUp and Bees ? Why does Zelensky want it ? To support the Ukrainian plane manufacturers and to buy the 22 planes from Airbus, to fill up the gaps of plane sizes, which ca...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in Britain
Replies: 36
Views: 5942

Re: Rolls Royce Electric Plane Reaches 387 MPH

Spacepope wrote:
So, an electric Nemesis goes about as fast as a gas powered one. Neat!


With about 10% of the range.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 319
Views: 89896

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

johns624 wrote:
Meanwhile, the F/A18s are getting older every day...


They can always buy the F/A18's which Spain will be retiring. That'll keep them going for another decade or so.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13793

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Rittenhouse and his mother visited with former President Trump at his home in Mar-A-Lagro Tuesday. This is very disturbing at the least, making Rittenhouse a hero to the extremist right. https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/politics/trump-kyle-rittenhouse-mar-a-lago-visit/index.html Unfortunately, the ex...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4497

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

All violent men and boys should be in jail at all times imo. What made them violent? Maybe we should focus on that perhaps? Locking people up isn't going to make them "see the light", in fact I believe there are tons of studies that prove that if you turn a man into an animal, they act li...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 108
Views: 21231

Re: Airbus A400M News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

texl1649 wrote:
Boat drop would be a nice capability add for the A400M as they are dropping the Herc fleet. A lot of reach.


The question is will they have enough A400's to take over all the taskings the C130 was used for? Will they need to buy more A400's?

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1180

Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

I have a pair of pink Anker Soundcore Q30s and love them. I previously had the Mpow 059, but decided to upgrade to a model with ANC, plus with the fake review scandal surrounding Mpow it made me want to switch brands. The Anker Soundcore Q30 was a worthy upgrade over the Mpow 059, not just for the ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4497

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Of course, the race (Black) and criminal record of the alleged driver got put out late last night to fuel even more the social tensions in this country, already at a high level from the acquittal of Rittenhouse of murder and other charges. If some people can't handle the facts of the case that is o...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 28
Views: 2790

Re: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

Since this thread was rehashed, I'll provide an update. Two months after I gave him the tablet, he stepped on the it and cracked the screen (glad I went cheap). My ex wife bought him a Nintendo Switch around his birthday back in April, so he got addicted to all things Mario Bros. But he lost all Sw...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobus - bus from terminal to aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 4927

Re: Cobus - bus from terminal to aircraft

SEA has Cobus buses as well. I believe Cobus is a division of or at least affiliated with Mercedes Benz. Cobus is a brand owned by CAETANOBUS, S.A. a Portuguese manufacturer. Unlike a lot of bus manufacturers who mostly build bodies on a chassis supplied by Mercedes, Volvo, Scania (in Europe) these...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3325

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Russia's goal is never to occupy (why take on a headache like that?), rather it is to destabilize and to reduce western integration. Putin wants to restore the Soviet Evil Empire, even if it is a mere torso of the original. Having a full control over Ukraine is essential for the plan. The weaker th...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3325

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

It's an issue for every country in the world, or at least every UN member (aka about all countries in the world). Wars of conquest are illegal these days. Illegal according to who? Russia is a permanent members of the UNSC. This is precisely why having the top arms sellers and conflict creators on ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13793

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

It's a shame there wasn't a god fearing 2nd amendment good guy with a gun on hand to protect the innocent and shoot Kyle dead. The people he shot were far from innocent. It's a shame there wasn't a god fearing 2nd amendment good guy with a gun on hand to protect the innocent and shoot Kyle dead. If...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13793

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

It's a shame there wasn't a god fearing 2nd amendment good guy with a gun on hand to protect the innocent and shoot Kyle dead.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Princess Mako, Komuri Kei leaving Tokyo Haneda
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Princess Mako, Komuri Kei leaving Tokyo Haneda

My understanding is she got some parting cash from the royal family and probably has stashed savings of her own from family birthday gifts over the years. Middle class Japanese children often receive hundreds of dollars each birthday so for a royal this might have been tens of thousands of dollars ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3325

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Norway has a stable relationship with Russia, there is no need for Norway to rock any boats. It would be better, if immigrants stayed out discussions, what their host country should or should not do. Some immigrants are permanent residents and/or are married to citizens/have citizen children. As lo...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3325

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

L410Turbolet wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Norway has a stable relationship with Russia, there is no need for Norway to rock any boats.


It would be better, if immigrants stayed out discussions, what their host country should or should not do.


I'm a taxpayer, voter and will be a citizen very soon.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3325

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I don't think that we should/could do anything. Because of geography, a meaningful response is almost impossible. Ukraine is just as corrupt as Russia, but tries to play the "poor, little me" card. It has a population greater than all the western European countries except for Germany, Fra...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3325

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

I don't think that we should/could do anything. Because of geography, a meaningful response is almost impossible. Ukraine is just as corrupt as Russia, but tries to play the "poor, little me" card. It has a population greater than all the western European countries except for Germany, Fra...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3325

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

It's looking gloomy along the Ukraine boarder, US has warned allies an invasion is possible. Read an interesting article about the knock on global effects should that come to pass. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/11/13/shock-invasion-ukraine-would-trigger-economic-chaos-europe/?li_source=...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2138

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

There are many people who were in the plaza who who heard 4 shots, many of them from the Grassy Knoll Out of the 104 Dealey Plaza earwitness reports published by the Commission and elsewhere, 56 recorded testimony that they remembered hearing at least one shot fired from either the Depository or nea...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5343

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

I'm not sure what game Putin is playing, but I'm thinking he's miscalculating. The same people he helps in the EU to gain influence/break up the EU, all these far right politicians, are the ones the most opposed to immigration (legal or illegal). So if voters associate Putin with the migrant crisis...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5343

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

Globalization was the policy west pushed for. With more travel all over the world, more information flowing via internet, more long haul economic ties, and more warfare being deployed across thousands miles it is impossible to keep certain people at bay just because they happened to be born with th...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5343

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

What European non-sense. FZ and TK sell seats legally to passengers entitled to enter Belarus. What happens to them once in Belarus is hardly a problem for the airlines. Now if the EU is truly interested in helping refugees why don't they fulfil their promises and fully deliver billions in aid and ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5343

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

People who have been living in dire conditions for years (many of whom have PTSD) don't have mental space for our quaint niceties of law and procedure. If another government (this time Belarus) says 'now's your chance - do X-Y-Z!', they'll do it. Just the reality of these kind of geopolitical dispa...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5343

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

What European non-sense. FZ and TK sell seats legally to passengers entitled to enter Belarus. What happens to them once in Belarus is hardly a problem for the airlines. Now if the EU is truly interested in helping refugees why don't they fulfil their promises and fully deliver billions in aid and ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 66
Views: 2138

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

It takes a long time to burn that many files. The only reason for the classification all these later are the embarrassing facts tied to names. This one conspiracy I’m a believer in, just not the wilder ones where just about every person in America was complicit Yip I don't for one minute think Oswa...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun
Replies: 26
Views: 1481

Re: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun

Earlier today, there was a shooting between rival drug cartels at a beach resort in Cancun. The shootout took place at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. Will be interesting to see how this impacts tourism in Cancun specifically. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4831

Re: What is in Britain's future?

From an American perspective (that has done a bunch of research on the subject at hand) it looks like the UK will fall apart. Scotland will hold a vote before 2025 wether parliament likes it or not thanks to the recent support of the SNP party. Northern Ireland will eventually leave to Ireland beca...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18
Replies: 51
Views: 4691

Re: Spain to choose F-35 or Typhoon to replace F-18

When you're part of a far reaching alliance like NATO, you never know. You also have to look at where in the life cycle the Typhoon is compared to the F35. With how many years today's fighters have to last, you want to get in early in the life cycle. As an example--the F16 was a great fighter to bu...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4831

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Judging by the recent FTA signed with NZ I'd say they are quire desperate, they threw there agricultural industry under the bus and granted NZ producers full and unhindered access. The UK Au agreement was fundamentally the same, the UK screwed over there agricultural industry with very little in th...

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