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by Redd
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions

santi319 wrote:
Francoflier wrote:

are the new far right extremist grounds in Germany that are more in line with Poland or Hungary than that of West Europe.


Can you not equate far right extremism to Poland please? Well over half of the country doesn't support the current regime and statements like yours spread ignorance.

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by Redd
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

WarRI1 wrote:
Braybuddy and Redd

It is certainly refreshing to see such great photos come on again. It has been a long time coming. I thank you, my tired battered brain thanks you. A far cry from sickness and death and politics. :cheerful: :cheerful:



Thanks War!! :)

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by Redd
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Thanks for restarting the thread, a fresh change from politics :D Great photos like usual Braybuddy!! Some (unedited yet) snaps from a recent session for a friends' jewellery atelier. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dOpKcbm6O75w1oonEjYzELLr_miHhkiqFYUsoeyvFnXgSowUGTgI-y4FGYgwLTBFsCpqblrZr...

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by Redd
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Belarus
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Unrest in Belarus

Could become Ukraine again with part of the country being occupied by Russia and Russian separatist movements in the eastern part of the country. I'd say we WILL have a repeat of Ukraine again, if they choose to distance themselves, Poland is already limiting immigration from Ukraine, not good for ...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 74
Views: 2781

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

BN747 wrote:
I don't doubt that claim for one second.



BN747


What interests me here is this, if Clinton was compromised and had been for such a long time, how many of those conspiracy theories about the Clintons are actually true?

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by Redd
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3465

Re: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

VSMUT wrote:
Trees and grass "breathe" CO2. If anything, they should be thriving less.



That would be the case if it was pure clean CO2 being produced by transport, power generation and industry. But it's not.

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by Redd
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2765

Re: Tips: for or against?

VTKillarney wrote:
You have mischaracterized my argument. I did not say that I am unable to afford a tip on a $150 bottle of wine. I said that the obligatory tip that one must pay on a $150 bottle of wine is not worth it.
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I was just poking fun a bit, :)

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by Redd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2765

Re: Tips: for or against?

If you need a waiter to help you bring a date home after dinner you're doing something naughty or she drank too much, either way it sounds dodgy! . Don't measure other's situations by your own yardstick. Try to use some creative thinking skills to imagine how a non-creepy alternative to your narrat...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2765

Re: Tips: for or against?

That's another reason I question the tipping system: the tip is not based on what the person did, but rather the value of the item they brought. How is this even accepted? This is especially true with wine. I rarely drink, which means that I rarely order wine. In a not-so-fancy restaurant it is ver...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2765

Re: Tips: for or against?

Pay them properly, nobody should work a job where they require tips to bolster their income, this should not be acceptable to anyone living in a civilised society. How much they get paid isn't any of your, or my concern. Tipping service related workers has been a standard in most of the western wor...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2765

Re: Tips: for or against?

People always have a choice whether to go to McDonalds, or to dine out. I find that anyone who has never been to a proper restaurant and had a proper waiter/waitress often argue against tipping. I also believe that waiting on someone well is an art, and it requires emotional labour, requiring more (...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25258

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Based purely on the evidence so far, not a lot. Hard to see that the US did anything wrong. Is there any evidence that evasive manoeuvring was required. Unless the USAF jet caused TCAS to go off in the A300. Which is most likely the case, and would explain the sudden manoeuvring the Mahan Air A300 ...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann
Replies: 45
Views: 1665

Re: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann

The nation has moved to a place where idiocy then and such today, has no audience. BN747 On one side, the media and people who were screaming that people stay home and wear masks all supported mass gatherings to protest the George Floyd murder. Literally the most idiotic thing I've ever seen in my ...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25258

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Based purely on the evidence so far, not a lot. Hard to see that the US did anything wrong. Is there any evidence that evasive manoeuvring was required. Unless the USAF jet caused TCAS to go off in the A300. Which is most likely the case, and would explain the sudden manoeuvring the Mahan Air A300 ...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3651

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

AirWorthy99 wrote:
this is the greatest country in the history of earth.


Have you ever travelled outside the USA?

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by Redd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16558

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

zakuivcustom wrote:

You realized that the govt in Taiwan is 100% democratically elected, right? What ill-informed people? They are legislator that people choose.



People choose from the choice they are given, the people don't elect the candidates. If we're given idiots to vote for, idiots are who are chosen.

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by Redd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25258

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Based purely on the evidence so far, not a lot. Hard to see that the US did anything wrong. Is there any evidence that evasive manoeuvring was required. Unless the USAF jet caused TCAS to go off in the A300. Which is most likely the case, and would explain the sudden manoeuvring the Mahan Air A300 ...

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by Redd
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 100
Views: 5421

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

bennett123 wrote:
Perhaps people should wait for the trial to determine guilt.


Oh, don't be old fashioned... :old:

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by Redd
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The fastest sportscar on earth+ Petrol VS electric cars in terms of speed
Replies: 24
Views: 1157

Re: The fastest sportscar on earth+ Petrol VS electric cars in terms of speed

I think the Evija will end up being the quickest car once it's specs are known, not including the top speed. It will probably take every track record for a production car as well... It's a Lotus with 2000hp at 1600kg. Can't ask for better. :D https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/cTXb41Oku8nI-VJry...

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by Redd
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?
Replies: 18
Views: 1001

Re: Why some think leisure travel demand will rebound quicker than business?

Why there seems to be quite a few opinion that think otherwise? I won't pretend to understand this issue thoroughly, but with prices for leisure travel being lower than at any point in recent history, there might be something to this. I just bought Tickets to Kos from WAW, booked a beautiful upscal...

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by Redd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26068

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

ikolkyo wrote:
Wow, this is insane. What happens it comes time to get real FAs?



They'll probably just hire some....

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by Redd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 1820

Re: Explosions across Iran

Okie wrote:

It appears that there is a connection here to automation and at least makes me wonder.

Okie


That's a very interesting observation... Very plausible.

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by Redd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 1820

Re: Explosions across Iran

Either Iran is having some awful luck, or Israel is being a naught boy.

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by Redd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22083

Re: Revisiting MH370

Oh please, not the conspiracy theories again. And all those 9/11 videos are utter rubbish. They are full of assumptions and opinions being used as facts. They also feature interviews of veteran pilots asking each other: “Could you fly an airplane through at first attempt? No, I wouldn’t be able to”...

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by Redd
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran

Why should Europe support Iran? Because China is where it's at my friend. The USA is passé, Iran is a better friend to have than Saudi Arabia, and if the EU want's to flourish instead of stagnate then we need to choose our alliances carefully. China is a better choice than the USA, and we're in a p...

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by Redd
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11063

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

I just came back home from Toronto, I was there 3,5 months. I was shocked by the homelessness, the drug use, aggression, especially the needles EVERYWHERE on the street, It's like everyone thinks they're a gangster..... My brother has a house downtown in the East end and me and him had to chase a c...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2380

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

False. Russia by far lose the most people during WWII. I forgot to write, except for the USSR. But regardless, I haven't seen a singe estimate anywhere that's put Russian numbers above China's, in terms of WW2 attributed deaths. China is estimated to be at or about 20 million. Regardless, the 2 nat...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2380

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

And then there are also what it constantly did against people in Xinjiang, But surprisingly, countries around the world like EU/UK/US/CA/JP/KR/AU/NZ didn't respond to those actions very strongly, with the most being done against China was along the line of verbal condemnation, Well, the people Chin...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 11063

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

I just came back home from Toronto, I was there 3,5 months. I was shocked by the homelessness, the drug use, aggression, especially the needles EVERYWHERE on the street, It's like everyone thinks they're a gangster..... My brother has a house downtown in the East end and me and him had to chase a cr...

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by Redd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4007

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Realy? Human right watch report . So proof your statement: Show me a Human Rights Watch report on Bill Clinton, GWB, Regan, Obama, etc, . Just because they had people in other nations killed doesn't count? Funny, I do not remember ANY of those Leaders deploying CHEMICAL WEAPONS against anyone! How ...

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by Redd
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of social distancing aboard flights: criminal negligence?
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Lack of social distancing aboard flights: criminal negligence?

I am shocked by this piece published by CNN: The captain is giving advice on Covid-19 prevention while not wearing his own mask properly to cover his nose. This is totally unacceptable, as it is in breach of social distancing rules. We are in a health emergency for god's sake. The risk of infection...

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by Redd
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 97
Views: 3496

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

The alternative is to go the other direction and rip up all train tracks across the USA and scrap all of the trains. Everything goes by road or by plane. Considering the major role that rail plays in US shipment of freight, the tracks are essential to the American economy. Rail moves more cargo tha...

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by Redd
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5744

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

Bicycle frame at AUD$5K - extremely light. The whole thing built up is about $12K. Absolutely brilliant thing and I’ve put more than 20,000km on it since I got it April last year. Nothing much else. Which frameset did you get? I had an aluminum/carbon frame made for me last year. Cost me 2.5keuros....

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by Redd
Sun May 31, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5744

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

Bicycle frame at AUD$5K - extremely light. The whole thing built up is about $12K. Absolutely brilliant thing and I’ve put more than 20,000km on it since I got it April last year. Nothing much else. Which frameset did you get? I had an aluminum/carbon frame made for me last year. Cost me 2.5keuros....

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by Redd
Mon May 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3428

Re: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal

Aside from Mao's prohibition of Opium in China in 1949, has prohibition ever worked with anything?

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by Redd
Mon May 18, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Public Education go the way of Remote learning and replace the practice of a teacher standing in front of a class
Replies: 29
Views: 1290

Re: Should Public Education go the way of Remote learning and replace the practice of a teacher standing in front of a c

NIKV69 wrote:
NO it should not.


:checkmark: Humans are social animals, we need interaction with other people. Especially as developing humans from childhood to adult.

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by Redd
Tue May 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2906

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

Wow, I've never averaged more than 500km/week. 6-700 is really quite a bit. I was supposed to spend most of this summer travelling around Italy & France cycling, but I think that might be out the window. I think it is out the window and I'd suggest it would be safer to avoid Italy and France fo...

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by Redd
Mon May 11, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2906

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

I've always been fit, but doing this plus the home-gym/callisthenics 6/days per week have literally turned me into a bit of a superhuman. Literally 8% body fat and properly ripped. I have to head back home soon but I've used this time to make some very serious personal transformations and build up ...

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by Redd
Sat May 09, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2858

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

NIKV69 wrote:
Redd wrote:
Now this is not to say Mauro shouldn't go, but is it the place of the USA to dictate that to Venezuelans?


Who said we are? Why do you think that just because of this failed attempt that we are dictating anything? They can't want to be free on their own?


Orchestrated (failed) coup says you are.

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by Redd
Sat May 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2858

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

The glee that an attempt at freedom failed and the rush to link to the Trump is disturbing though not surprising. I hope one day the people of that country can do what was attempted here. The US also tried and failed a coup with Chavez. Who is to say the the current economic situation in Venezuela ...

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by Redd
Fri May 08, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2906

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

I thought I'd throw in my story here, as it's quite interesting. I went back home to Canada to visit my brother, first time in over a decade actually just a few days before they shut down the airspace and flights from Poland. So, essentially I became stuck in Canada. I could have taken one of the re...

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by Redd
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'
Replies: 32
Views: 1014

Re: UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'

Climate change: The UK cannot go climate neutral much before 2050, unless people stop flying and eating red meat almost completely, a report says. But it warns that the British public do not look ready to take such steps and substantially change their lifestyle. The report challenges the views of c...

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by Redd
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7744

Re: Oil price crash

How come a McDonalds hamburger is $23 USD, then? What is the causal link between the two? https://www.sovereignman.com/lifestyle-design/why-norway-is-a-bs-argument-for-higher-taxes-8235/ Yes, despite any errors, it’s an immensely expensive even with an oil subsidized government. Honestly, I think t...

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by Redd
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7744

Re: Oil price crash

olle wrote:
Countries like Norway will be hit and will be thrown faster out of oilbusiness...


I think Norway's Oil Fund was created with this kind of situation in mind. Norway will be just fine.

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by Redd
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MSNBC cans Chris Matthews
Replies: 56
Views: 1948

Re: MSNBC cans Chris Matthews

If anything said about his conduct toward female colleagues and staff is true, it’s not unsurprising he’d need to resign or be asked to. We’re at a new normal. Those of us who don’t disrespect female colleagues have nothing to worry about. The only problem with that is, what equals disrespect right...

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by Redd
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Hitler visited America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1621

Re: What if Hitler visited America?

The USSR would have lost without Lend and Lease. No, and saying that definitively is quite ignorant might I add. Have a read to have a better understanding on why: The hardest time for the Soviet Union, when it’s sovereignty was threatened, was autumn-winter of 1941: USSR has lost 7% of it’s origin...

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by Redd
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Hitler visited America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1621

Re: What if Hitler visited America?

Close to 100% of human beings believe in the damnatio memorie lie propaganda. [...]Soviet Union would've defeated Hitler anyway [...] [...]Yeah, right, the Soviet Union was the big winner [...] Wrong! The USSR completely relied on the Lend-Lease contract with the USA. Vice President Henry A. Wallac...

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by Redd
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Falcon 50 fire at CYKZ Buttonville
Replies: 15
Views: 3413

Re: Falcon 50 fire at CYKZ Buttonville

Looks like a possible personal vendetta. So sad to see, the 50 is my favourite bizjet

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by Redd
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

luckyone wrote:
, while not paying for the privilege of doing so that drivers must.



How is that?

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by Redd
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5927

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Well, this thread was meant to be fun but I have to admit that it didn’t know this (road laws) but I would reconsider my attitude towards cyclists blocking the road if there is such legal standard. Or even a simple recommendation based on some analysis. But to which „road laws“ are you referring to...

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