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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three things you don't like about yourself and would like to change.
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Three things you don't like about yourself and would like to change.

M564038 wrote:
Other than being too humble, I can’t think of much to change, really.


Too much Janteloven as a kid?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top 007 Song Openers
Replies: 43
Views: 1148

Re: Top 007 Song Openers

Ooooh, yes, changing tempo. Can’t have that, can we? Sooo 70’s. Tell that to Beethoven. It is timeless. Sorry, no can do. Just listened to it again and had to skip through the up-tempo parts because they're just so silly in that 70s way. :lol: I wasn't suggesting any tempo change is 70s. It just ai...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

220 Miles Davises seems nice to me. Or are you talking about the local, obscure american distance measuring unit defined as 1609.344 meters? Yes. Subaru is one of those manufacturers that waited too long, and what they offer is too little, too late. This is not up to par with the serious manufactur...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 185
Views: 22009

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2022

The type of rail from Auckland CBD to the Airport was announced today. Auckland’s light rail line will be largely underground, and could be built in conjunction with a new bridge or tunnel across the Waitematā Harbour, the government has decided. The government has widened its ambition to creating a...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 112
Views: 2938

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Could you imagine the riots and looting that would take place if a POTUS said they will appoint a straight white male to SCOTUS? It should be about qualifications and not demographics. Anyone with a long and established judicial and/or legal academic record is qualified. Within that rather large co...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU & Russia & border nation issues, a broad open discussion on events occurring between all parties (including the USA)
Replies: 33
Views: 1493

Re: EU & Russia & border nation issues, a broad open discussion on events occurring between all parties (including the U

It is up to those nations to decide which side they align with and most of those nations have picked NATO. Russia is just like the wind in the story of the sun and the wind, keep scaring its neighbors into seeking better protection. They cannot blame anyone else but themselves for causing such situ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 27, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 112
Views: 2938

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

alberchico wrote:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60144505

Just breaking now. Shame that it won't affect the balance of the court.


It's a pity RBG hadn't been so arrogant and retired when Obama was in office. Good on this guy for making the right move.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top 007 Song Openers
Replies: 43
Views: 1148

Re: Top 007 Song Openers

I think everyone needs to research the source material. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LOqHSXMHJo&list=PLe7j0Y__1DtMwPCRxQPCC82raowE_eZQ3 Dr.No was so good they used it for the incredibles Skyfall with Adele singing is pretty hard to beat Live and Let Die....It's McCartney for goodness sakes ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Citizens Urged to Leave Ukraine As Threat of Russian Invasion Looms
Replies: 21
Views: 1062

Re: US Citizens Urged to Leave Ukraine As Threat of Russian Invasion Looms

Considering Russia fought and took the Crimea, a shooting war seems very likely. Modern warfare is fast. Citizens should get out. What fighting occurred when Russia annexed Crimea, it's was almost bloodless, they walked in, took over with hardly a shot being fired. The Ukrainian military didn't att...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

ICE vehicles will still be around but they will be expensive to own and operate, in Europe at least you won't be able to buy a new one, they will still remain popular in developing countries which don't have the infrastructure to go BEV. I've never disagreed with that - I've simply said its not goi...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Somebody is full of fear. The only ones full of fear are the ones refusing to realize that ICE vehicles will still be around for years to come and that EVs don't work for everyone nor does everyone want them - yet they choose to continue their relentless spread of the Gospel like a newly saved JW c...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Manufacturers seem to be looking at better faster chargers and ever cheaper batteries rather than hydrogen. But speaking of batteries: like real estate the big deal is batteries, batteries, batteries. That is the limit of how many personal, business, commercial (short and long haul) vehicles will b...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

How much electricity do you really think these EVs use? Do you have a heat pump in your home for heating Heat pumps are more energy efficient than electric panel and oil column heaters. My energy bill dropped significantly after we installed a heat pump. BEV's aren't an issue right now but they wil...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Not to mention the inevitable increases in the prices of electricity the necessary changes to the infrastructure to support all those EV's is going to bring. How much electricity do you really think these EVs use? Do you have a heat pump in your home for heating Heat pumps are more energy efficient...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Norway is an exception, the govt provided massive incentives for people to adopt BEV's they completely upended the market. When toll roads, bridges and ferries are free, allowed to use bus lanes, there no 1 off purchase tax and in the early days free parking you would have been mental to buy anythi...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6067

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

The Germans and other NordStream2 beneficiaries cannot have their cake and eat it to. Considering Russian actions to destabilize Europe to date entirely outside the current Ukraine situation, any business dealing has to be seen as directly benefiting a nation whose intelligence operatives are braze...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6067

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

NordStream 2 is intended to replace the current pipeline system used via Ukraine, not in addition to. That is definitely the biggest issue. When NordStream 2 comes online Russia can and will choke off Ukraine supplies as they see fit on order to force obedience. They will have more complete control...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6067

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

The Germans and other NordStream2 beneficiaries cannot have their cake and eat it to. Considering Russian actions to destabilize Europe to date entirely outside the current Ukraine situation, any business dealing has to be seen as directly benefiting a nation whose intelligence operatives are braze...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6067

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Someone needs to tell the US Senate, who recently used the dreaded filibuster to stop the sanction of NordStream2. The US has no right to sanction Nordstream2, it’s got absolutely nothing to do with them. I used to work for a company who supplied equipment to the pumping stations in Germany, why sh...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6067

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/24/us/politics/us-russia-ukraine-war.html I would like to quote a line from the article: "the reality is clear: Ukraine is so corrupt, and its grasp of democracy is so tenuous, that no one expects it to be accepted for NATO membership in the next decade or two.&...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 25, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6067

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Someone needs to tell the US Senate, who recently used the dreaded filibuster to stop the sanction of NordStream2. The US has no right to sanction Nordstream2, it’s got absolutely nothing to do with them. I used to work for a company who supplied equipment to the pumping stations in Germany, why sh...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 6067

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

That's why appeasement politics doesn't work. True, which is why appeasement politics needs to stop. Someone needs to tell the US Senate, who recently used the dreaded filibuster to stop the sanction of NordStream2. The US has no right to sanction Nordstream2, it’s got absolutely nothing to do with...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Great timing for such a strong opinion. Lets see what the experts has to say about that . Sandy Munroe about a new Model S 24th January 2022: «This is a really fine vehicle. It is not anything like what we had when we first had a Model S or any of the other Teslas that we had in. This is really and...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

There is an automaker from Europe called Stellantis who made the above statement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7eX2HDdiro Now as shared in the video why is it then China has now around 40-50% of the market fully on BEV's even though they can hybrids at the same kind. The same is the situation i...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Tesla have been building vehicles for many years, the Model S was first launched in 2012, it's still badly put together 10 years later. There is not excuse for this. I did see you kept quiet on the GM recall, why the hate for Tesla and not GM ??? And I asked for data that you don't have it seems. W...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

[quote="pune”].... Tesla 3 or a premium model like that...[/quote] There’s nothing premium about a Tesla model 3. And the only “premium” thing about the S and X models is the price tag. Having sat in them, driven them, and been given a tour around them by a mechanic, why anyone would pay that ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

[quote="pune”].... Tesla 3 or a premium model like that...[/quote] There’s nothing premium about a Tesla model 3. And the only “premium” thing about the S and X models is the price tag. Having sat in them, driven them, and been given a tour around them by a mechanic, why anyone would pay that ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

I have no objection to EVS, if a buyer wants one and it serves their purpose, fine. I do object to paying higher taxes to subsidize the wealthy person’s car, however. EVs are pricier and overwhelmingly purchased by the wealthy, as they are expensive. Elon Musk’s wealth is derived from the Federal s...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

https://youtu.be/HpcMcgxjiL8
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johns624 wrote:
I'm in the US and while I could see my next car, some years down the road, being a hybrid, I can't see a full electric in my future. Our distances are quite a bit farther than in Europe and EVs don't have the range.


Lucid Air can do 500m on a charge.

https://youtu.be/HpcMcgxjiL8

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 240
Views: 5860

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

There is an automaker from Europe called Stellantis who made the above statement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7eX2HDdiro Now as shared in the video why is it then China has now around 40-50% of the market fully on BEV's even though they can hybrids at the same kind. The same is the situation i...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 41
Views: 2318

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

A billionaire drove the Bugatti Chiron on the Autobahn with 417 kph (around 255 mph) and made a video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pg1hhW5qhM&t=2s Formally, it can be discussed whether this was completely legal. The stretch of the A2 has no speed limit, but § 3 of the german traffic ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

Reading this thread makes me wonder how the Inquisition would have looked back in the Medieval Times if most of the 'righteous' posters constituted the inquisitorial courts. Probably no one would have survived. No matter what everyone here thinks about Novak Djokovic, he is still the best tennis pl...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

Mind that "status" . . . Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of ‘civil unrest’ behind cancellation https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/15/novak-djokovic-visa-australian-minister-alex-hawke-says-risk-of-civil-unrest-behind-cancellation It's a reason to depo...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

One of the more interesting early round matches: 2R Kyrgios vs. Medvedev. Kyrgios is 2-0, though both were played several years ago. Kyrgios at this point in his career is pretty much done being a contender for big titles, but garners a lot of attention for his antics -- I can see why some people e...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga
Replies: 61
Views: 6405

Re: Large Volcanic eruption near Tonga

https://youtu.be/0nUe8Aggc-Y
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
I wish the NZ or Aust. Govt. would parachute drop in a squad to asses what's going on on the main Island.


NZ is sending HMNZS Aotearoa, HMNZS Wellington has already left, she has onboard, divers, a survey team and a helicopter.

https://youtu.be/0nUe8Aggc-Y

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Denon vs. Audio Technica
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Denon vs. Audio Technica

I'd go with a Rega,

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

Novak is being a good ambassador to Serbia, as we can see with the country's president remarks... [irony]Yes, this Djokovic affair has done a power of good for the image of Serbia, hasn't it?[/irony] "Humiliated are those people who organised this kind of witch hunt." - president of Serbi...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10398

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

You have to get over that, Crimea is Russian territory now, just like it should have been at the collapse of the Soviet Union. It should never have been part of Ukraine. The real question must be asked why would Russia invade Ukraine, what benefits are there in invading? I don’t know any Russians w...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10398

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

[ What do the Baltic states offer Russian. They have no oil, no major industries, there’s nothing of any real value in any of the Baltic states. C'mon Rob, you're smarter than that. There's two great reasons (from the Russian point of view) for bringing them back into the fold. The first, historica...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10398

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

Most of the Eastern Europe joined Nato and EU because the (legitimate) fear of Russia trying to taker them back. That is 100 percent Russia's fault just like the annexing of Crimea is. So much bs pro Russians. Any independent country should be allowed to join which ever alliance they wish without t...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10398

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

Any concerted kinetic effort NATO makes against Russian forces could trigger WW3, IMO. Plus proxy wars have been all the rage since Korea with the nuclear powers. If Russian forces are on Ukrainian territory then they're fair game, it's not an attack on Russia. They on Ukrainian soil: Crimea. And o...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

A stint on manus island would probably do him the world of good and teach him some humility at the same time.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

Now for the fallout, I wonder when some of his sponsors jump ship.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

NOVAK DJOKOVIC'S visa is apparently set to be cancelled again tomorrow with Australia's immigration minister Alex Hawke set to give the Serb the boot. Australia's The Saturday Paper journalist Paul Bongiorno claims a decision is already made and the world No 1 will be deported. https://www.express....

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

His bat poop crazy dad has made a plea to Queen Liz to sort out the issue! Really got a link :rotfl: Not sure what he expects the Her Majesty to do when her role in Australia is only ceremonial But I’d also expect the Her Majesty would also bid by the entry requirements to come to Australia and not...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

His bat poop crazy dad has made a plea to Queen Liz to sort out the issue!

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

New twist reported in the press. Apparently there has been a failure to disclose all countries visited in the 14 days prior to arrival. There is an allegation he was in Spain during the 14 day period and this was not declared. The minister just needs to grow a pair, declare him a 501 and kick him o...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

If the minister cancels his visa, is that absolute (cannot be challenged in court)? I guess that the legal process would be too slow for him to play in the open even if he could challenge the visa cancellation. Not that that worries me too much - I backed Nadal and another player to win based on th...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12808

Re: Australian Open 2022

Novax wins case, but still could be removed by the minister It was set up from the beginning from Tennis Australia, government should probe all correspondence between them to find collusion and revoke federal funding to tennis Australia https://www.9news.com.au/national/tennis-star-novak-djokovic-f...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Bob Saget
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: RIP Bob Saget

65 is pretty young, did he commit suicide?

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