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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 21
Views: 965

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 21
Views: 965

Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting

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

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 20
Views: 616

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

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

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 42
Views: 1061

Re: Tea or Coffee?

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

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway sees new homicide record 1st quarter 2021. Zero.
Replies: 21
Views: 1260

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3526

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening
Replies: 15
Views: 1103

Re: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening

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

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3526

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 84
Views: 4247

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

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

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3526

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3526

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3526

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 84
Views: 4247

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7136

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2522

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2522

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2522

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 67
Views: 3365

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

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


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


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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 67
Views: 3365

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7136

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

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

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7136

Re: Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

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

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK Defence Command Paper: RAF to Axe C-130 Fleet by 2023
Replies: 39
Views: 2616

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7136

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

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

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 27
Views: 1365

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

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

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 27
Views: 1365

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

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

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 27
Views: 1365

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

It does lose some of the charm if it's a new-build. You can build a new classic styled superyacht. This is Nero she was launched in 2009. https://www.med-yachting.com/cloud/photo/1581107466348.jpg Wow, that is a nice design. What is your opinion on the Dutch frigates that got converted into superya...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7136

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

Some authorities have said there was no electrical failure. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/cargo-ship-remains-stuck-in-suez-canal-dredgers-try-to-remove-silt-to-free-it-01616643406 An initial report suggested the ship suffered a power blackout before the incident, something Bernhard Schulte Ship...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7136

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

casinterest wrote:
Many days isn't too bad considering it would take a lot more than that to go around Africa.


Yeah it is if your manufacturing plant needs what's onboard that vessel.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 27
Views: 1365

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

Britannia was also something like 4 times the size of Dannebrog and Norge with around 5 times the crew. I'm gonna bet the operating costs were way higher. A new yacht of approx 140m would not need the 250 odd crew of Britannia, 50 would be more than adequate. It does lose some of the charm if it's ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 12554

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

The vast majority of "mass shootings" that are included in that graphic are gang-related drive-bys involving handguns in which many people are wounded but few if any are killed. Despite the media's and the left's obsession with ARs, more people in the United States are beaten to death or ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In the US, Stop Asian Hate protest verbally clashes with pro-Uighur drive-by
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: In the US, Stop Asian Hate protest verbally clashes with pro-Uighur drive-by

The US could have very easily have given the Kurds there own country, you controlled almost all the Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, you could have given them what they wanted, but you didn't. So why would any western govt try to save a group of people they can't possibly save when they screwed...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 12554

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

The vast majority of "mass shootings" that are included in that graphic are gang-related drive-bys involving handguns in which many people are wounded but few if any are killed. Despite the media's and the left's obsession with ARs, more people in the United States are beaten to death or ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 27
Views: 1365

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

What relevance does that have to the possible purchase of a new boat "as a present for Philip"? :confused: Lots of stupid things are done in the U.K., brexit, gutting the Army in the latest defence review.........so why not build a new Royal Yacht? That doesn't answer my question - what d...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Red Arrows are safe after Ministry of Defence plans to retire entire fleet of 76 Hawk T1 aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: Red Arrows are safe after Ministry of Defence plans to retire entire fleet of 76 Hawk T1 aircraft

They’re also early retiring the entire C130 fleet and only buying 3 E7’s not 5 and gutting the army.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 27
Views: 1365

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

Absolute folly and, in 2021 of all years, would not be appreciated by the general public at large. Can’t ever see it happening. Even less so as a “present” for Philip - he’d be long dead before it ever set sail. Both the Danish and Norwegian Royal Yachts are considerably older than Britannia and ar...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 27
Views: 1365

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

Absolute folly and, in 2021 of all years, would not be appreciated by the general public at large. Can’t ever see it happening. Even less so as a “present” for Philip - he’d be long dead before it ever set sail. Both the Danish and Norwegian Royal Yachts are considerably older than Britannia and ar...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 27
Views: 1365

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

In the UK I mean. Aren't they talking about one? Too costly to recommission Britannia right? Absolute folly and, in 2021 of all years, would not be appreciated by the general public at large. Can’t ever see it happening. Even less so as a “present” for Philip - he’d be long dead before it ever set ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand interaction with P.R.C.?
Replies: 22
Views: 1227

Re: New Zealand interaction with P.R.C.?

I think NZ should worry more about keeping friendly with Australia than worry about China. Without Australia, they are completely isolated. There's a lot of ill will in NZ towards Australia at the moment, most is centered around the 501 deportations, but it is spilling over into other areas. A lot ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 12554

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Whether it is a mass shooting like in Boulder, or the too many every weekend in Chicago, the amounts of gun murder is a deep cultural problem in the USA. Far too often, the possession and use of a gun is about fear, power and about control of one over others no matter if a robber, a cop or mass mur...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 12554

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

I prefer my opinions to be based on data rather than beliefs. Society in which gun possession is banned (UK): 33 people were killed with firearms in 2019 Society in which gun possession is permitted (US):10,258 people were killed with firearms in 2019 Gun possession is not banned in the UK. I know ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 12554

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

N583JB wrote:
First victim ID'd was a Boulder police officer who responded to the shots fired call and was killed trying to engage the shooter. Tragic all the way around


There goes the "this would have been stopped if a good guy with a gun had been early on the scene" theory.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand interaction with P.R.C.?
Replies: 22
Views: 1227

Re: New Zealand interaction with P.R.C.?

I think NZ should worry more about keeping friendly with Australia than worry about China. Without Australia, they are completely isolated. There's a lot of ill will in NZ towards Australia at the moment, most is centered around the 501 deportations, but it is spilling over into other areas. A lot ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand interaction with P.R.C.?
Replies: 22
Views: 1227

Re: New Zealand interaction with P.R.C.?

I think NZ should worry more about keeping friendly with Australia than worry about China. Without Australia, they are completely isolated. NZ and Australia are like half siblings. It's very difficult to see how the relationship could be destroyed. Many Australians envy NZ for its greater sense of ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand interaction with P.R.C.?
Replies: 22
Views: 1227

Re: New Zealand interaction with P.R.C.?

This is why NZ isn't going to make waves. NZ Top 15 Trading Partners China: US$10.8 billion (29% of New Zealand’s total exports) Australia: $4.8 billion (12.7%) United States: $3.8 billion (10.3%) Japan: $2.3 billion (6.1%) South Korea: $1.1 billion (3%) United Kingdom: $961.6 million (2.6%) Taiwan...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 1673

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

It’s not just his opinion - your citation literally says he went to court to stop treatment already initiated. What’s the mother’s position? The advice of the doctor handling the case? Did the father seek a second opinion or simply take his opposition to court? Does the father live with the kid and...

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