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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

At the time, the United States was still that shining beacon on the hill. Muslims and Jews and Sikhs and Christians knew this killing was wrong. We all knew it. We were all in on getting OBL. Then came "....well, I don't really think about him... I don't know where he is..." and everyone ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

The United States had the backing of many nations to go into Afghanistan and take out OBL. Instead, Bush blew all that trust and good will and decided Iraq was the enemy. OBL could have been taken out and Bush been an international hero but no. Now, 20 years later, here we are still in a war zone. ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Just change the names. NZ or Norway couldn't go it alone. https://mmejocelyne.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/first-they-came-for-the/#:~:text=When%20they%20came%20for%20the%20Jews%2C%20I%20remained,the%20Communists%20and%20I%20did%20not%20speak%20out It’s doesn’t matter which country neither of them shou...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Your fellow Kiwis were "playing" there until quite recently. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/17/last-new-zealand-troops-to-leave-afghanistan-in-may I know and I’m disgusted that we got involved, they were no threat to NZ, nor were they a threat to Norway, this was just another Ameri...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Extremists will probably attack India. Something will happen based in Afghanistan. Just like always. They don’t even share a border with India. When was the last time Afghan extremists attacked India? Yup. That is the possibility. They can join hands with the 'Pakistani Extremists' and attack India...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 52
Views: 4005

Re: Prince Philip has died

Would you vote to abolish your own? Yes, without hesitation. I actually agree it’s undemocratic and a bit weird. But I wouldn’t wanted the queen scrapped just to be replaced by another politician. No thank you. Why not? In Germany, Austria, Italy, and Israel for instance it works just fine. The pre...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Osama bin Laden was hiding in Tora Bora in AFGHANISTAN when GWB decided it just wasn't a big deal to find him because WMDs were all over Iraq. It’s a stretch to say Afghanistan attacked the US, they didn’t most of the 9/11 bombers were Saudis as is OBL, when they didn’t find him in Tora Bora, becau...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help

So how much should the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of other nationals around the world be able to sue the US as unarmed victims of US foreign war adventurism throughout the world? I do not mean this to lessen concern those who lost family members on 9-11. Just wondering. This, it would ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 53
Views: 2376

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

We don’t have threads when soldiers are killed in battle either. A cop being killed is just one of the dangers inherent in policing in the US. It’s not really news. If that is the reason... why do mass shootings still make the news? They are as American as apple pie. The mere fact that an internati...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

They don't share a border with the United States, either... When did Afghans attack the United States? Osama bin Laden was hiding in Tora Bora in AFGHANISTAN when GWB decided it just wasn't a big deal to find him because WMDs were all over Iraq. It’s a stretch to say Afghanistan attacked the US, th...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 53
Views: 2376

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Pretty sad people want to diminish the impact of these events with a catch-all thread, IMO. Even more sad is when a police officer is killed in the line of duty there are never threads about it here. It speaks volumes. We don’t have threads when soldiers are killed in battle either. A cop being kil...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Extremists will probably attack India. Something will happen based in Afghanistan. Just like always. They don’t even share a border with India. When was the last time Afghan extremists attacked India? They don't share a border with the United States, either... When did Afghans attack the United Sta...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

B777LRF wrote:

It's the epitome of irony that OSM was eventually found in Pakistan.


When did OBL become OSM?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

It’s high time to get out. Time to end the forever wars. I’ll only believe it when I see it though...September is still quite a ways away, plenty of time for the hawks to move the goal posts. 2. The US jumped in and they should stay until they have rebuilt and fixed the mess they have made, if it t...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4257

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Aaron747 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:

Yes, I am. You are making sweeping assumptions and generalizations about programs that it seems you lack direct experience with.


Sure you are :)


Predictable tu quoque fallacy. Care to answer the question instead of deflecting toward me?


Meh!

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

seb146 wrote:
Extremists will probably attack India. Something will happen based in Afghanistan. Just like always.


They don’t even share a border with India. When was the last time Afghan extremists attacked India?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

The US and NATO is planning to pull out of Afghanistan by September this year. What is Your view on that ? A good idea ? Personally I am sceptical, but I think that 20 years is enough. We can't get stuck in Afghanistan forever and I don't see what more we can do at the moment. I think the operation...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4257

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Are you an HR professional? What experience do you have to make such a definitive and misleading statement? My company has a program to expand STEM hiring for women, and no compromises have been made on candidate quality whatsoever. Why do I need to be an HR professional to have an opinion? Are you...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 218
Views: 10445

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Defense set to take turn in ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death https://apnews.com/article/police-trials-minneapolis-racial-injustice-death-of-george-floyd-14901d347ed2a6353e2c1db7bec1f9d8 The jury must decide which "expert" testimony to give more weight to. One of the defence's "experts&q...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 218
Views: 10445

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

How is 1,000-1,200 out of 339,000,000 alarming regularity? https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/ US cops kill at a rate of 35 per 10mil per year. This is higher than nations like Mexico and Colombia. Comparable developed nations have a kill rate of 0.5-4.0, meaning US cops kill at a rate 8-70 times mo...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4257

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

..quota or positive discrimination based hiring is stupid and inevitably compromises have to be made. Are you an HR professional? What experience do you have to make such a definitive and misleading statement? My company has a program to expand STEM hiring for women, and no compromises have been ma...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4257

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

In the cockpit I want the best people for the job, I don't want diversity hires to fill quotas, if they're not good enough to get the job based on natural ability they have no place being responsible for the lives behind them. How do you define "best person for the job"? The attributes of...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 218
Views: 10445

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

I'm honestly just sick of all the coverage on the news about the trial. Chauvin was a bully given his history and he definitely should go to to prison for a long time. But I'm sick of the lionization of Floyd. It's sad for his family and he didn't deserve to die but he should've been cooperative an...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4025

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

And how many wannabe cops are absolutely hopeless with a gun? Don't you see the giant false equivalence you made there? You live in one of the richest countries in the world, get your priorities right. 1. They must not be hopeless since you never read stories about civilians shooting the wrong pers...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4257

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Obviously this is not the case - the qualifications cannot change, that's illegal. Also 'natural ability' is an odd thing to introduce when talking about a skillset that requires years of practice. Relatively few pilots are Chuck Yeager-style where stick and rudder ability comes intuitively without...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 218
Views: 10445

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

The Twin Cities region is going into a curfew at 7 PM this evening. What an absolute mess this is. As I said upthread, the only (small) good thing is that the weather here is so miserable: sleet, with snow in the forecast for tomorrow. A week ago today, it was 85 and sunny. If it was that nice now,...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 218
Views: 10445

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Whatever hes convicted of people won't be happy, the city will probably burn, rinse and repeat. I'm honestly just sick of all the coverage on the news about the trial. Chauvin was a bully given his history and he definitely should go to to prison for a long time. But I'm sick of the lionization of ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 40
Views: 2257

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9458535/Build-new-Royal-Yacht-tribute-Prince-Philip-Boris-Johnson-told.html https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1421540/boris-johnson-royal-yacht-britannia-190m-prince-philip-death-news-ont https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/04/10/boris-johnson-urged-ba...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4257

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Where I work (and where my children work), there are programs to recruit and help people of underrepresented races/genders/etc. How common is this among airlines? People: Last time this was posted, the thread was correctly banned because (1) people did politics and (2) people got very insulting. Pl...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 40
Views: 2257

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9458535/Build-new-Royal-Yacht-tribute-Prince-Philip-Boris-Johnson-told.html https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1421540/boris-johnson-royal-yacht-britannia-190m-prince-philip-death-news-ont https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/04/10/boris-johnson-urged-ba...

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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: 85
Views: 4025

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: 85
Views: 4025

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: 39
Views: 1779

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: 53
Views: 2187

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: 1387

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: 1387

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: 1387

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: 1387

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: 1387

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: 1387

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 Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5472

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: 17
Views: 1664

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 Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5472

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: 218
Views: 10445

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 Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5472

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 Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5472

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 Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5472

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: 218
Views: 10445

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: 8253

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: 2636

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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