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by PhilBy
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44329

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

There's a reason Trump loaded the supreme court. It greatly improves his survivability for total disregard of US law. All he wants to do is delay until he can get a Republican president (maybe himself) to pardon him. Trump nominated judges have already shown how much they value their pre-validation ...

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by PhilBy
Thu Sep 08, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liz Truss new UK PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7044

Re: Liz Truss new UK PM

We thought that it would be challenging to replace Orange Boris with anyone worse. Fortunately it seems that the Conservative Party had plenty of choices. We now even have a noted climate denier as climate minister. Worse, accepting Truss was sufficently bad to finish off ER! I'm sorry world, the an...

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by PhilBy
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 25 Years Since Death of Princess Diana
Replies: 38
Views: 1903

Re: 25 Years Since Death of Princess Diana

Unfortunately (maybe) she will always be rembered as the Royal Adulteress!
In medieval times of course it was alway expected of kings to have a bit on on the side. Several Britiish monarchies were threatened by the lack of a Royal Mistress!

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by PhilBy
Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party
Replies: 108
Views: 5957

Re: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party

Given that Boris has admitted that he doesn't know how many offspring he has and Trump is a well documented octopus and, taking into account what is nowadays described as dancing, I do not see anything wrong in her behaviour, or any reason to supsect inapproporate behaviour.

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by PhilBy
Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 631
Views: 44329

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I though that Donald wrote an executive order that anything on his personal property was automaticaly declassified.

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by PhilBy
Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone use a smart lock?
Replies: 28
Views: 2209

Re: Anyone use a smart lock?

My car has a smart lock. I just tuck the mechanical key in my wet-suit when diving and I can open the doors when I get back! That's much smarter than these elcetronic gizmos.

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by PhilBy
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 346
Views: 17333

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

The problem is that many modern Western politicians seem to view politics as a career path with a view to personal enrichment. The concept of " I want to improve the world" seems to be lost to posterity.

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by PhilBy
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8430

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Honestly, and I admit some will object, anyone can be who they like. My pet rabbit annoys me when he drops mice on the foot of the bed andd then meows until I feed him. What I find more objectionable is recent UK case where a woman referred to a gender fluid Swiss bank executive as a "part time...

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by PhilBy
Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 55009

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

So the Republican candidates lied! Where's the news in that. R candidate has become synonymous with "I never tell the truth" Wait until they ban contraception (and adoption) - Legally Blonde lives!!!

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by PhilBy
Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1361

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

I find bitdefender beats the default. Although I had some customer service issues (which were resolved) switching from a 15 unit license to a 5 unit license

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by PhilBy
Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 45
Views: 3107

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

Homicide and genocide will now offically be classed as involuntary death!

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by PhilBy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 2062

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

So, it's unconstitutional to nomate a senior judge in an election year if POTUS is a Democrat but totally accepatable if POTUS is republican.
No bias here!
That the said judges have promised in front of congress not to overturn Roe vs Wade and then do so is totally in keeping with Republican morales

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by PhilBy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found
Replies: 10
Views: 1753

Re: USS Samuel B. Roberts shipwreck found

Just imagine the deco time if you dive to that depth!

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by PhilBy
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 55009

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

According to one senator "all life is created in gods own image" - I'll bet he isn't a vegan!
And even if he is Plant Life?

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by PhilBy
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Artificial Intelligence LaMDA is sentient" - Google Engineer
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: "Artificial Intelligence LaMDA is sentient" - Google Engineer

I'm thinking that the PC in question lacks the nerve endings to feel things.

But it's a great way for an engineer to get free publicity. No deaths involved! They're normally only in the news after a major disaster.

My fridge was talking to me only yesterday. It had much to offer.

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by PhilBy
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 503
Views: 27104

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

No, they really don’t care and you’re deluding yourself. https://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnns-harry-enten-predicts-republicans-take-huge-house-majority-best-position-in-over-80-years/amp/ “CNN’s Harry Enten predicted Republicans will walk away from the November midterms with a huge majority in the U.S....

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by PhilBy
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4473

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

I think one thing that might affect Canadian attitude on the issue compared to American, is probably that most Canadian live in urban area, instead of the US where there are many people and especially many number of states that aren't urban-centric? But Canada has 1/10th the population density of t...

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by PhilBy
Tue Jun 07, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes
Replies: 51
Views: 3622

Re: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes

Presumably birth certificates are sufficent to identify probable genetic gender.
Or have we reached the point of:
"Is it a boy or a girl?"
"I don't know. It hasn't decided yet."

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by PhilBy
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4473

Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

Every time there is a shooting in the (current) US of A there is a thread. How come I can find no thread when Canada promises to ban handgun sales? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/31/handgun-freeze-in-canada-and-five-round-limit-on-magazines https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172yg1k99g0lk...

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by PhilBy
Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6115

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61714737

Or will they accept cash? (i'm not a cynic he lies)
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Apparently this film is a breach of copyright!!!!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61714737

Or will they accept cash? (i'm not a cynic he lies)

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by PhilBy
Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8687
Views: 616667

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Cheap talk when you are living at the other side of the planet. Instead of you, I have also something to lose. With all due respect, no country is safe in the event of nuclear warfare. Also, don't make the mistake of many Europeans and forget that the United States is quite literally only a few sho...

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by PhilBy
Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8687
Views: 616667

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

US or UK navy would probably never be allowed in the Black sea. Why not, neither are by letter of the law are belligerent countries. But from a risk analysis, you are probably right. A third party nation like Japan flying under the UN flag may be a more benign route. In the last video of Perun he m...

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by PhilBy
Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8687
Views: 616667

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

While China is somewhat immune because of all the economic ties to the West, India might be different. They chose short-term deals on oil over long-term ties with the West. It could/should come back to bite them in the ass. India isn’t choosing side and won’t want to do it. And they know they have ...

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by PhilBy
Sun Jun 05, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6115

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

I find that Tom Cruise's acting is a bit like Eddie Murphy - whatever character he plays he's playing, he's playing Tom Cruise.Some good actors you don't automatically recognise from one film to the next (being someone who prefers not to know who is in a film before watching but whether it is consi...

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by PhilBy
Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 6115

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

I find that Tom Cruise's acting is a bit like Eddie Murphy - whatever character he plays he's playing, he's playing Tom Cruise.Some good actors you don't automatically recognise from one film to the next (being someone who prefers not to know who is in a film before watching but whether it is consid...

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by PhilBy
Tue May 31, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 267
Views: 12719

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q2 2022

Unless scared of bird droppings.

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by PhilBy
Fri May 27, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16683

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Call me a cynic, but: America is in shock, and people are outraged, one side of the aisle will call for gun control, the other side will call for anything but gun control, and in the end, nothing will change. 1 mass shooting on average per week, if the politics are not acting, then politicians have...

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by PhilBy
Wed May 25, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16683

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

There are now 4 threads about 5 different mass shootings on the first page in this forum. All in the same country. And quite frankly if you start counting the random street craziness in basically any big cities in USA you'll have a LOT more thread. But of course nobody gives a f**k about those gang...

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by PhilBy
Wed May 25, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16683

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Interesting article on the shooting. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61577777 After driving erratically across town, Ramos eventually crashed his car into a ditch near Robb Elementary School. Some bystanders approached the car to offer assistance. "People thought that he was in troubl...

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by PhilBy
Wed May 25, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16683

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Would it be legally possible to legislate bullets? Jack up the price to, say, 1000$ each. Only sell bullets at government controlled stores. Make them part of police stations or military barracks or some other place that knows how to safely handle them and how to vet people. To keep the sport side ...

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by PhilBy
Sun Apr 17, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Prime Minister and Chancellor Fined By Police
Replies: 26
Views: 1699

Re: UK Prime Minister and Chancellor Fined By Police

https://www.youtube.com/post/UgkxSyyXc6 ... q_sIAbsczP


Not sure that this was the point that Jesus was making.


Easter was a major festival long before Jesus.
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bennett123 wrote:
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Not sure that this was the point that Jesus was making.


Easter was a major festival long before Jesus.

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by PhilBy
Fri Apr 15, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Prime Minister and Chancellor Fined By Police
Replies: 26
Views: 1699

Re: UK Prime Minister and Chancellor Fined By Police

Unfortunately our government is a bit of an embarrassment. As in “The Atlantic is a bit wet?” At least I can say I didn’t vote for them. It has turned our country into an embarrassment. All the scruples and morals have gone from government. After Brexit nothing can embarass the UK Johnson says he w...

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by PhilBy
Fri Apr 15, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 7475

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

Two elections back a neighbour apologised to us as relative newcomers that 4 people in the commune had voted Le Pen. This time 76 (of 251) voted Le Pen.
Hopefully most of these are anti-establishment votes that will disappear in round 2.

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by PhilBy
Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8687
Views: 616667

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Putin must be prosecuted before International Criminal Court https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/putin-must-be-prosecuted-before-international-criminal-court-1.481547 Doubt it will ever happen he will probably shoot himself before it got that far or an internal assassination. Given that neither Russ...

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by PhilBy
Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8687
Views: 616667

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Chinese ambassador in Japan say Ukraine invasion is a lesson for those who are weak, that they should never pick a quarrel with those who are strong, even if there are other strong people promised backing such silly act. China is actually more OK with the full invasion than they are/were with the c...

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by PhilBy
Fri Feb 18, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cryptocurrency and NFTs
Replies: 34
Views: 2442

Re: Cryptocurrency and NFTs

Cryptocurrency is an ecological and ethical disaster . Governments spend years developing methods of tracking money to reduce crime and untraceable cryptocurrency becomes the criminal weapon of choice. A US company buys and reopens a coal-fired powerstation purely to power bitcoin mining. https://ww...

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by PhilBy
Sat Feb 12, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 13147

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 PhilBy
Sat Feb 12, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FedEx driver shot at by father & son
Replies: 25
Views: 2210

Re: FedEx driver shot at by father & son

It's not impossible that there had been a spate of robberies commited by people in fake uniforms. After all the number of crimes commited bt people in fake police officer uniforms with done up cars is not insignificant.

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by PhilBy
Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Desperate Boris Johnson quotes The Lion King in 'pep talk' to stop more staff quitting
Replies: 23
Views: 2109

Re: Desperate Boris Johnson quotes The Lion King in 'pep talk' to stop more staff quitting

I also fail to see how being paid £305 a day with travel expenses and a subsidised restaurant on top, with the ability to make laws for the uk without having being elected by anyone can even remotely be likened to being sent to prison.. And I haven't heard of many cash-for-prison-time scandals.. Be...

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by PhilBy
Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7719

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

How does one define leadership material in modern times? After Trump and Johnson Nursie from Blackadder is leadership material!

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by PhilBy
Fri Feb 04, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 66
Views: 7580

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

I have to admit that the partner of a colleague went to Germany to profit from the high speed autobahns but didn't realise that most are speed restricted. That sounded like a lot of speeding fines!

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by PhilBy
Fri Feb 04, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Desperate Boris Johnson quotes The Lion King in 'pep talk' to stop more staff quitting
Replies: 23
Views: 2109

Re: Desperate Boris Johnson quotes The Lion King in 'pep talk' to stop more staff quitting

Mirza came to Johnson via think tanks, after being in, I am not joking here, The Revolutionary Communist Party. Another massive Johnson fan, pro Brexit warrior, was a woman sent to the House Of Lords, her previous exposure to public life was a refusal to condemn the no warning IRA bomb in the Briti...

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by PhilBy
Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones During Beijing Olympics
Replies: 16
Views: 2452

Re: Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones During Beijing Olympics

If we travel for business to either China or the USA we are required to take cleaned company phones and laptops, not our personal devices.

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by PhilBy
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1326

Re: Acupuncture & herbal medicine - is it hokum?

Homeopathy lost me when a homeopathy expert explained that when you halve the concentration of the active ingrediant the effect doubles. Taken to the logical conclusion... if you drink a teaspoon of pure water every morning then you're cured of every known ailment.

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by PhilBy
Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 3876

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

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If you don’t have the full course of a specified vaccination, you are not vaccinated. End of story.[/quote]

But I have to repeat the tetanus vaccine every ten years until I die. Does that mean that I'll never qualify as vaccinated against tetanus?

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by PhilBy
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 3876

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

I'd like to see people voting for a political candidate based on policies, not 'who I've always voted for'. Of course a politician respecting election promises would be good.
The early Greeks claimed that the evolution of political parties was the death of Democracy.

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by PhilBy
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 19860

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Rittenhouse is a self-confessed avid supporter of peaceful protest. All peaceful protesters kit themselves out like Rambo, where possible. As the man said "we come in peace, shoot to kill." I can think of no other country in the world where anyone can get away with stating they were engege...

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by PhilBy
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 19860

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

But back to the tilte topic.
As an ardent supporter of peaceful rpotest like the afforementioned acquited accused. Of course I would a carry a fully loaded M60 ( if i was allowed one) to protest peacefully.

i'm just wondering where the link is between peaceful protest and biggest gun allowed by law.

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by PhilBy
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Russia preparing for another incursion in Ukraine ?
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Is Russia preparing for another incursion in Ukraine ?

Do bears crap in the woods?

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by PhilBy
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 2158

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

I stand by the good old adage - Almost half the global population are below average intelligence.

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