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by pune
Tue May 24, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3802

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

What I hark back to is this: are we going to enforce the laws equally or not? The history of mankind says no; this is especially true in this era when we have a major nation with an influential political party essentially advocating Darwinism as a political philosophy. That's the Republican Party i...

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by pune
Tue May 24, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3802

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Fine, no one decided, but do you just let a bully terrorize another country. If not the US than who. We have a court, the UN, but it is totally useless because of veto powers. The US is not perfect. They have made huge mistakes. W one of the biggest and stupidest of all. But who has done better? (A...

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by pune
Tue May 24, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3802

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Let dictators go into smaller countries and do as they please. When was it decided that it was the US mission to be the policeman of the world? And if we are to be the world's policeman, then shouldn't there be some kind of a court to try cases against the accused nations? Fine, no one decided, but...

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by pune
Tue May 24, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

I know of three places where we have metro services from point A to point B every 10 mins. Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. All these three metros have services which are 10 mins. apart. So let's say I miss the 10'0 clock service (metro) from point A to point B, I can catch the 10:10 one, and so on. T...

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by pune
Tue May 24, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

I know of three places where we have metro services from point A to point B every 10 mins. Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. All these three metros have services which are 10 mins. apart. So let's say I miss the 10'0 clock service (metro) from point A to point B, I can catch the 10:10 one, and so on. T...

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by pune
Mon May 23, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

I know of three places where we have metro services from point A to point B every 10 mins. Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. All these three metros have services which are 10 mins. apart. So let's say I miss the 10'0 clock service (metro) from point A to point B, I can catch the 10:10 one, and so on. T...

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by pune
Mon May 23, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?

I have been reading a couple of Scottish novels. in it, both written by Stuart MacBride, it seems in Scotland. you cannot get a lawyer before you are charged and he/she/they cannot counsel you before your initial statement to the police. Is this true? No. Unless it's an exceptional circumstance aft...

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by pune
Mon May 23, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

So rail lines to every airport with scheduled service? In an ideal world, not rail but metro lines definitely to Airports with scheduled service, and I see it as a win-win for everybody concerned. The Metro gets guaranteed customers, passengers don't have to figure out logistics and just be. In mos...

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by pune
Mon May 23, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31334

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I read somewhere that if all the steel lights in the states were converted to LED, two mega coal plants could be shut down. How hard would that be? For $30 billion dollars how many high-efficiency furnaces or AC could be bought? 6 million. I am sure there are quite a low-hanging fruits like those a...

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by pune
Mon May 23, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Smaller cities along the line can attract more visitors and businesses there can have better opportunity of connecting toward companies and markets in larger cities. Similar to the effect expanded air service and expressway would bring, but in a much more voluminous manner. I won't say spending som...

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by pune
Sun May 22, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Then it doesn't make any difference at least to those who are down the line. Smaller cities along the line can attract more visitors and businesses there can have better opportunity of connecting toward companies and markets in larger cities. Similar to the effect expanded air service and expresswa...

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by pune
Sun May 22, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

The United States has a couple of things working against us: 1. actually getting to the airport 2. different groups working against any kind of mass transit 3. we are taught from a very young age that detached, single family homes is the goal I don't expect people in Los Angeles to use HSR to get t...

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by pune
Sun May 22, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Seems you didn't even read the article as it tells what happened in Tokyo. What you are not taking into account is that what you share almost never happens. Allow me to share a real-life example of what actually happens. In my own city, there is a suburb of the city called Pimpri-Chinchwad. In the ...

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by pune
Sun May 22, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3802

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

The second Iraq was was most definately an unorganized mess. (putin seems to have learned a lot from Dubya). No thought of what to do after the war, and just alienate the population to hating Americans. But lets not forget what really started it all was Hussain invading Kuwait and the other countri...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3802

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

It took me a while to understand that Dubya is a nickname for George W. Bush although why it ain't clear. Perhaps I'm missing some context here :( The part about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century is a revelation at least to me. Although they lost the plot and grew u...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese aerospace experts slam NASA's chief for 'ridiculous and outrageous' allegations of 'stealing' technology
Replies: 9
Views: 1016

Chinese aerospace experts slam NASA's chief for 'ridiculous and outrageous' allegations of 'stealing' technology

Just saw this - https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202205/1266116.shtml It feels whiny what the NASA gentleman said. Even if we take his statement at face value that doesn't tell why the U.S. isn't looking at a better lunar base or whatever. Instead of blaming China, it would have been far better to sh...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3802

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

It took me a while to understand that Dubya is a nickname for George W. Bush although why it ain't clear. Perhaps I'm missing some context here :( The part about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century is a revelation at least to me. Although they lost the plot and grew up...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/monkeypox-canada-global-outbreak-1.6461880 Do you guys think this will become something as bad as covid? Or will it just be something that requires close attention but no public health restrictions? I'm pretty sure this is spread through close bodily contact, sexually...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.
Replies: 22
Views: 1423

What happens to ISS if Russia backs out.

Few days ago I read this - https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/04/tech/nasa-russia-space-race-scn/index.html While it's not given, what happens if indeed Russians pull out of ISS. Would ISS have an early EOL (Enf of Life) or would NASA try to prop up money from here and there to keep it running ? In cas...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Would you say the United States's Air Transport System is also a transportation which goal is so that "poeople can be at a cheaper place and then go to a major city to work and come back the same day or on the weekend"? There are towns like Annaka-Haruna created around newly constructed S...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31334

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

There are solutions and as time goes on, more such solutions will be there in lesser time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vHuldVlpFA Solar and wind would be good, but it's not always sunny or windy. So there have to be reasonable solutions for generating a charge that can actually charge up thos...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1884

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

A carbon tax is by definition the cheapest, most comprehensive way to limit CO2. If we aren’t doing it, we aren’t serious. Electric cars make a pitiful impact, really near zero. People have no concept of the energy mix. The biggest factors in man-made CO2 are agriculture/deforestation and building ...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

The whole idea of HSR or rather any transport is so that people can be at a cheaper place (a suburb or something) and then go to a major city where they work and come back the same day or come back on the weekend. There have been creations of entire towns both in Japan as well as in China to facili...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1884

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

The Hill is hardly a good judge of American public opinion. There is a reason no one in the US talks about a carbon tax - cause it aint happening. And it's gets harder to cut your CO2 output when your population keeping growing from immigration (both legal and illegal). " For the foreseeable f...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1884

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

To add, now perovskite batteries are also coming to market - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1BvXUity0s Of course, there will be people who won't be able to do either of the above, that is where businesses will make a dime and dollar. In fact, just 2 weeks back ABB and Shell made a global agreement...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1884

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

While the EV fanboys are promising fairy dust and unicorns in their Utopian future, the stark reality of EVs looks very different: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/californias-electrical-grid-has-an-ev-problem/ar-AAXsHfT?li=BBnb7Kz That is the problem of centralization. What has not been t...

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by pune
Sat May 21, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

In fact, what I have shared above and what you have shared earlier are similar, only our takeaways are a bit different - https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1472735&start=50#p23307853 No one ever says the main purpose of HSR is to serve the commuter. Some in California ment...

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by pune
Fri May 20, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1884

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

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 cared about carbon, we would implement a carbon tax. Including India and Chi...

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by pune
Fri May 20, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boeing Starliner Reaches Orbit In Test Launch After Years Of Struggles
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Boeing Starliner Reaches Orbit In Test Launch After Years Of Struggles

Just saw this - https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2022/05/19/boeing-starliner-finally-reaches-orbit-in-test-launch-after-years-of-struggles/?sh=19ba01b875a1 The problem I see though that the future of ISS itself is uncertain as Russia is backing off from funding ISS and the U.S. itself seems to ...

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by pune
Fri May 20, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

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In fact, what I have shared above and what you have shared earlier are similar, only our takeaways are a bit different -

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1472735&start=50#p23307853

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by pune
Thu May 19, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Due to the economic policies followed by the present Govt. the middle-class which was growing at a healthy 5-6% year or year had been going down. This article from before the pandemic actually tells you what the situation was and pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war has made things much more difficul...

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by pune
Thu May 19, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

I already shared the maths, if you have dedicated one HSR, then only 1% will be able to travel on that route, what happens to others. They won't be able to travel. Is India so poor that only 1% can afford travelling on HSR? And regardless of answer, I am definitely sure more than 1% people in Calif...

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by pune
Thu May 19, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1884

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 pune
Wed May 18, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5616

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

And while granted what I'm sharing is just city-wide, inter-city is the same thing. What you would ideally want are services which are at least twice-thrice a day or even more. I'll just share for e.g. the traffic between Mumbai and Pune and there were something like 200+ trains between the two cit...

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by pune
Wed May 18, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 1884

How Norway killed the petrol car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJtzuZIO-88

Very relevant to our times.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJtzuZIO-88

Very relevant to our times.

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2917

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

I just shared crime stats of India in another thread viz-a-vis the U.S. even though we have thrice the population of the U.S. in less than half the area compared to the U.S. https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/India/United-States/Crime Ooookay but crime stats for India are not really ...

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Bank of England governor sounds ‘apocalyptic’ warning on food shortages due to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/bank-of-england-governorandrew-bailey-warning-food-shortages-putin-invasion-ukraine-b1000338.html May 17, 2022 Soft Paywall The Bank of England gove...

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2917

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

https://www.nationmaster.com/country-in ... ates/Crime
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I just shared crime stats of India in another thread viz-a-vis the U.S. even though we have thrice the population of the U.S. in less than half the area compared to the U.S.

https://www.nationmaster.com/country-in ... ates/Crime

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2917

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

Comparing murders to mass shootings is comparing apples to oranges. No. A dead person is a dead person. Whether it's political or crime related, it's a dead person. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Even in crime rate, India is far lower than the U.S. https://www.nationmaster....

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2917

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

Comparing murders to mass shootings is comparing apples to oranges. No. A dead person is a dead person. Whether it's political or crime-related, it's a dead person. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Is India a developed economy? First answer this question and then we can compa...

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 192
Views: 24452

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

Adani Group's networth is 26k crore INR but their loans are today 2.2 trillion rupees. This was published in the Hindu just a couple of months ago and even came today with the latest figures mentioned. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/corporate-file/can-the-adani-group-digest-its-debt/a...

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2917

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

India's murder rate isn't especially low, considering the lack of firearms. True, but murder is far different from mass shootings. Murders have gone up, but many of them are political in nature. The current political party in the center is against Muslims. So you see the violence done on them and t...

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2917

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

Gang shootings aren't typically included because they often involve other gang members being shot and are easy to avoid if you aren't involved in a gang. Additionally, when people picture a "mass shooting", they typically picture something like what happened in Buffalo rather than two gan...

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Sri Lanka's debt crisis is a warning to the world. The World Bank says a global debt storm is coming. It could engulf 70 developing countries & make their economies fall like dominoes. What are the threats they face? It's surprising how many large and small countries depend on their wheat comin...

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Lawyers can't meet clients before being charged in Scotland ?

I have been reading a couple of Scottish novels. in it, both written by Stuart MacBride, it seems in Scotland. you cannot get a lawyer before you are charged and he/she/they cannot counsel you before your initial statement to the police. Is this true ?

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 2917

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

What I find funny and ironic is that at the same time if an American or multiple Americans are killed anywhere outside the U.S. it can become a diplomatic incident. While if is shot in the good old U.S. its an everyday occurence.

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by pune
Tue May 17, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31334

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

There are solutions and as times goes on, more such solutions will be there in lesser time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vHuldVlpFA Solar and wind would be good, but it's not always sunny or windy. So there has to be reasonable solutions for generating a charge that can actually charge up thos...

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by pune
Sun May 15, 2022 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 8561

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

The report I read said after this a-hole shot up the place, he put the gun to his chin but the cops talked him out of doing himself in. Too bad - nothing would be more deserving than this piece of filth to be removed from the planet. There are no words in the English language to strongly enough con...

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