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by Kiwirob
Sun May 22, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 220
Views: 8659

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

The fact that Dutton & Morisson will no longer be in governent is for the better. Australia needs something better than their outdated mindsets. With a bit of luck and common sense that nuclear sub deal will be kicked to the kerb, that does not aid stability in the region. Is that a prediction ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 22, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 220
Views: 8659

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
The fact that Dutton & Morisson will no longer be in governent is for the better. Australia needs something better than their outdated mindsets.


With a bit of luck and common sense that nuclear sub deal will be kicked to the kerb, that does not aid stability in the region.

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 21, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1726

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJtzuZIO-88 Very relevant to our times. How a bunch of wealthy white people made themselves feel better by driving massive chemical reactors around filled with heavy metals…. To me it has no relevance. And that’s my demographic group, more or less (shrug!) If we care...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 20, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR announces it is researching new design
Replies: 53
Views: 8369

Re: ATR announces it is researching new design

Have you ever been in a Q400, the acceleration and climb are much faster, the doors are at the right end and the overhead bins are that little bit larger, making the Q400 a better turboprop experience. The door on the wrong end thing is relative to where you're sitting. I can see how the people pay...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 20, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR announces it is researching new design
Replies: 53
Views: 8369

Re: ATR announces it is researching new design

Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/479285342097950/posts/6002155509810878/?d=n While not a “new” design, it is a step forward in propulsion. I personally like the ATR-42/72 design so I’m glad it’s sticking around! How can anyone like ATR’s the doors at the wrong end, they’re slow and the ov...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 19, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9597

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

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Applying is one thing getting in is another Turkey has put the brakes on a the fast track membership process.

https://www.ft.com/content/3d1ab5d0-19a ... 7b9e2be141

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 19, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1726

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

Agreed, if everything else was equal. But there is a bit more to it. -Global warming -Wars and international politics over fossil fuel resouces. -Massive international government subsidies for the fossil fuel and fossil car industries for decades and decades. -Massive anti-electric propaganda effor...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 19, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1726

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

There are 600k BEV's in Norway and 2.9m ICE vehicles, the BEV's have a long way to go before they kill off ICE. The current govt are planning to add VAT back for new BEV's, this will be on all BEV's over 500k if passed into next years budget, this IMO will kill off the sale of family sized BEV's fo...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 18, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR announces it is researching new design
Replies: 53
Views: 8369

Re: ATR announces it is researching new design

Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/479285342097950/posts/6002155509810878/?d=n While not a “new” design, it is a step forward in propulsion. I personally like the ATR-42/72 design so I’m glad it’s sticking around! How can anyone like ATR’s the doors at the wrong end, they’re slow and the ov...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 18, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1726

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

M564038 wrote:
Not enough to compensate for the stock market losses in our national wealth fund..
MohawkWeekend wrote:
If rich Norway is taxing BEV's, then ...........

Can you imagine how much more revenue is flowing to them with these fossil fuel prices?


Yip looked at my pension this morning, it’s not pretty.

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 18, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1726

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

I feel you are slightly misrepresenting the numbers, Rob. But agreed on it being stupid to already start reducing incentives. Registered car fleet 2021: Petrol: 893 437 Diesel: 1 215 484 Pure electric: 460 734 (Source: SSB - Statistics Norway) Sales, private cars March 2022: EVs: 95.7% (Source: OFV...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 18, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1726

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

There are 600k BEV's in Norway and 2.9m ICE vehicles, the BEV's have a long way to go before they kill off ICE. The current govt are planning to add VAT back for new BEV's, this will be on all BEV's over 500k if passed into next years budget, this IMO will kill off the sale of family sized BEV's for...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 16, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 202
Views: 21251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022

This will be a huge improvement on the old AKL baggage handling facility. Plus the other projects like the new domestic jet pier can't come soon enough still 5 years away. The second runway is still on hold unfortunately though. Here's my prediction... We'll recover faster than expected from COVID ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 16, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2797

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

Aaron747 wrote:
There was also a shooting at an upscale market in downtown LA over the weekend. Fun and games in the good ‘ol USA


That one wasn't a mass shooting, it was one and done.

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 16, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8183

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

M564038 wrote:
Reminds me a bit of Anders Breivik, this guy. Right wing brainwashed scum.


More like Brenton Tarrant, Breivik killed mostly white people, whereas the people Tarrant killed were mostly people of colour and muslim. Tarrant was a believer in replacement theory, it's what his manifesto was about.

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 16, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 1529

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

It’s not just Russia, it’s Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Armenia and then it gets really crazy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. In Ukraine all the taxi driver remove the seatbelts from their vehicles. It apparently proves they are good drivers. In all my 31 years I have never used seatbelts when riding in a ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 15, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 1529

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

Russia was always cowboy country. Seems like nothing has changed. It’s not just Russia, it’s Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Armenia and then it gets really crazy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. In Ukraine all the taxi driver remove the seatbelts from their vehicles. It apparently proves they are good drivers...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 15, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8183

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Did he run out of ammunition, were the cops who cornered him still out-gunned why they attempted to talk him down from taking his own life? We have heard time and time again of officers being in fear so lethal force was used, was there some doubt that this situation was not lethal and life threatni...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 15, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8183

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Not to disparage the guard, as he certainly made every effort he could, and died doing his job…but it has to be said, it does put a dent in the “good guy with a gun” argument. Here we had an armed guard ready to go, and it sounds like he even managed to hit the gunman, but he was outgunned and out ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 15, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8183

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

The shooter has apparently left a manifesto in which they express concern about the “white replacement theory”, a racist idea pushed by the likes of Tucker Carlson. The shooter apparently described himself as a “white supremacist” Apparently motives similar to the Christchurch NZ shooter https://bn...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 14, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 1529

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

Russia was always cowboy country. Seems like nothing has changed. It’s not just Russia, it’s Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Armenia and then it gets really crazy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. In Ukraine all the taxi driver remove the seatbelts from their vehicles. It apparently proves they are good drivers.

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 11, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady going to FOX SPORTS for $375M in a 10 year deal...
Replies: 23
Views: 1059

Re: Tom Brady going to FOX SPORTS for $375M in a 10 year deal...

https://nypost.com/2022/05/10/tom-brady-gets-monster-10-year-375-million-deal-from-fox-sports/ Rich Eisen guessed 36 a year... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbmQMpL4Ges Good for you Tom !! How often do good or even great players make good commentators? The James Hunts of this world are few and fa...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 10, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More than 100 Passengers are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany
Replies: 72
Views: 15075

Re: More than 100 Orthodox Jews are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany

These people got what they deserved for not following the rules. I've been on Lufthansa several times during the pandemic, they are strict, you also had to wear them in Frankfurt and Munich airports.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 10, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24345

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Right, both do enjoy, but only the woman is made to pay for enjoying. The male can just say, 'its a mistake abort it'. It won't be the man aborting a child. Abortion ain't fun. Women do get emotionally scarred for life. Some but far from all are emotionally scared or life. Hard to know if the only ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 10, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24345

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Finally seeing some truly honest comments from men, who actually support abortion for a real reason besides thinking is great for women or any of the other BS arguments thrown out there. True honesty is hard to come by, but this one is actually great. Whilst having fun, we shouldn't take the burden...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 09, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election results Northern Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Election results Northern Ireland

They can't self govern now so I don't see how that could work. Something that will matter a lot is if the protocol continues and is beneficial, and if the UK recovers economically and continues to subsidize NI. Polls are one thing but it should be quite easy for politicians in ROI to have a large m...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 09, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24345

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

https://mobile.twitter.com/ElectionWiz/status/1523097567424307208 If Roe v Wade is overturned, the justices who voted to repeal it will require round the clock security. There's going to be a massive wave of anger directed at them. If that's the decision these judges made, then they have to live wi...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 07, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24345

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

He never dared to ask his cousin, that despite Europeans having all of that he mentions, they still have same or even higher abortion rate than the US. So, no, having all of that care for free, won't change anything. Is a great myth the left says, you conservatives don't want abortion but don't wan...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 06, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24345

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Huh, do we live in the same country/reality? No need to play coy - we all know those EU/Japan/Australia-style systems are not present here. Lack of "universal" care doesn't not equal no care. Any women in the US who wants pre and post natal care can get it. Even the poor can get it via Me...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 06, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24345

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Your comments are wholesale divorced from reality. World population today is 7.9 billion and counting. When I was born it was 4.5 billion. My cousin practices medicine in a supposedly developed country, and those are the standards mothers and patients are facing up to, not somewhere else. Higher ec...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 05, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24345

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

In the same manner the Constitution has never meant to give abortion rights, it does not restrict abortion in anyway. And it never has, including in the ~200 years of its existence pre-Roe. Particularly if one is to look at this from a life versus death point of view. Murder is almost always a stat...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 05, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24345

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

And no other species living on this planet preforms intentional abortions. You can suspect about me all you want, but would 100% be incorrect. I am not going into my personal life details on the internet, so go ahead and flame on, I don't care. As far as "OUR OWN circle of life.". the fet...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 05, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24345

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Suppose you got kids, would you kick them out of your house if they are minors? what right gives that son or daughter of yours to occupy your house? and would you be OK if your parents had kicked you out of their house when you were 1 years old or 2? Just because they thought you did not have any r...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 05, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1846

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

It is a stark warning for the climate crisis. So in my view it is happening, just not with a commit. just not with a commit, commit to what exactly? I can't tell if you're being facetious or not, but Dutchy certainly meant comet , not "commit." I had no clue what he was talking about sinc...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 04, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 24345

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

If the case is decided as in the draft, Mississippi law will ban abortions after 15 weeks. In Norway and France, the limit is 12 weeks. Hold your horses. Current Norwegian legislation and public health policy provides for abortion on request in the first 12 weeks of gestation, by application up to ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 04, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1846

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

Dutchy wrote:
It is a stark warning for the climate crisis. So in my view it is happening, just not with a commit.


just not with a commit, commit to what exactly?

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 01, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 202
Views: 21251

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022

As for the Nelson runway. NZ must be the world's slowest country at building infrastructure this project will take 10-15 years and this is a tiny 150m extension. For what is really needed today! I don't think the timeframe is the required time to build it but instead a timeframe for completion on a...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 232
Views: 29183

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2022

Since the UK has become much easier to travel to I’ve been through LHR a couple of times this month and I have to say it quite sad not seeing an Air NZ tail. I’d love to see NZ1 return.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 25, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2428

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

Yet more evidence of the backwardness slide of the some parts of the US. 1/ It's no deterrent. 2/ Eye for an eye - keep your religious views to your self. Separation of church and state. 3/ Courts have continually found those sentenced to death to be innocent. Some were lucky (yeah still spent deca...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2428

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

It would be far more effective if people sentenced to death didn’t spend decades in prison before it’s carried out. If they were given a single appeal within 24 months of conviction, if that fails they are put down with 2 months and that’s it. And what about all the ones who spend years on death ro...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2428

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

“far more effective” suggests it has a degree of effectiveness now. What is it effective at? Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk It’s not much of a deterrent at the moment, its application is poor. I believe it would be significantly more effective if A. more people were sentenced to death and B....

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2428

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

Is there any evidence that capital punishment works as a means to reduce crime or is it just retribution that makes people feel better? What happens with a miscarriage of justice with capital punishment? Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk It would be far more effective if people sentenced to dea...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2428

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

Is there any evidence that capital punishment works as a means to reduce crime or is it just retribution that makes people feel better? What happens with a miscarriage of justice with capital punishment? Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk It would be far more effective if people sentenced to dea...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World
Replies: 34
Views: 3166

Re: Florida Votes to Remove Self Governing Status for Walt Disney World

Serious question, and I don't know the answer, should a corporation have that much power in a state? I am all for capitalism, but shouldn't all corporations play by the same rules? I’m torn. A corporation shouldn’t have that type of power. But it must be mentioned that prior to/without Disney, that...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens
Replies: 17
Views: 1322

Re: Woman stabbed left in duffel bag in Queens

Didn't take long https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/handyman-arrested-death-queens-mom-stabbed-58-found-duffel-bag-rcna25345 Very similar to OJ and how he killed his ex. Funny how it's a knife and unbelievable rage. I guess a plea will happen since they have to have his blood at the scene or DNA....

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5607
Views: 367777

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

This is what I was wondering about.............Its going to be a Black Friday sale at the Paris Air Show this summer. What happens to weapons sent to Ukraine? The US doesn't really know https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/19/politics/us-weapons-ukraine-intelligence/index.html "The US has few ways to t...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 220
Views: 8659

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

This year I won’t be waiting in line to vote as a result of my terrible accident and not being able to go anyway. I hope you have a speedy recovery. Cheers Dutchy - I've accepted it now but the first week and immediately out of hospital was very tough both physically (pain) and mentally with depres...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 220
Views: 8659

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

They are all as useless as each other. Both sides stuffed up answering gotcha questions, the PM kept calling journos “Mr Speaker”, along with confusing the weekly amount versus the daily amount. Maybe the only bright spot was the “google it” response to one of those questions (he answered it anyway...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 2938

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

Kent350787 wrote:
CAn I be the first to offer the extremely valuable thoughts and prayers.


I second that, there’s no better protection from guns than god!! America!!

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