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by Braybuddy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?
Replies: 42
Views: 1020

Re: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?

You know I've racked my brain a number of times over this and can't come up with a lightbulb moment. I remember going to a restaurant for a family occasion on 7 March and we were all bumping elbows instead of shaking hands, but nobody was taking it that seriously, and the restaurant was packed. That...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?
Replies: 30
Views: 1181

Re: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?

If you are talking about aesthetically, I would have to agree with you on the Connie. Other favourites are the Tu-134, VC-10 (there's a beautiful pic of the tanker version on the homepage) and the TriStar (much nicer name than the alphanumeric designation, IMHO). So I suppose my gold medal for aircr...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 80
Views: 3106

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Funny I remember reading an article in Flight International titled "Fuel State Finite", claiming that oil production was about to decline. That was around 1977. That is what you get when it is not factored in that we may come up with more efficient ways of finding, reaching and extracting...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 80
Views: 3106

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Funny I remember reading an article in Flight International titled "Fuel State Finite", claiming that oil production was about to decline. That was around 1977.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What about racial solution to racial problem?
Replies: 39
Views: 1555

Re: What about racial solution to racial problem?

noviorbis77 wrote:
You cannot force people to like one another.

That is the sad reality of life.

But would you want to? The world would be a pretty boring place if everyone did. People just need to grow a thicker skin.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What about racial solution to racial problem?
Replies: 39
Views: 1555

Re: What about racial solution to racial problem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hSmeFz ... CrazyEmail

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Aesma wrote:
During a BLM march in Paris last June a black policeman was called a "sellout" who should be ashamed of himself....

Was the accuser white?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hSmeFz ... CrazyEmail

:roll:

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by Braybuddy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1394

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

WarRI1 wrote:
A footnote, I was up on a ladder again today working on security cameras. Still in one piece. TG.

I hope you had that stabiliser on it! :slaphappy:

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1394

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Thank you! I take your word for it on the ladder. It's all too technical for me . . . :slaphappy:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1394

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Some more summer pics, before it's just a distant memory. A few random shots, but most were taken around the second city of Cork, and it's beautiful county: https://i.imgur.com/5hl1Kwy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LvhYsMn.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jHEsH78.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Rc7Z9gc.jpg https://i.imgur...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers
Replies: 69
Views: 5437

Re: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers

The name itself is probably part of the problem: it seems that people hear different things. Some people read it as "Black lives matter too", while others read it as "Only black lives matter". Neither is wrong: it's really down to interpretation. It's going to mean something impo...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 62
Views: 5524

Re: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned

Oops. Another couple of agents just got the boot (or worse). :wideeyed:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 2535

Re: Question about BLM movement

The relevance is he is a disgraced historian who comments on everything through the sycophantic lens of Trumpism. Not the best voice to be quizzing about US politics for a host abroad. Sorry but I seem to be missing the point. You seem to be talking about someone called Victor Davis Hanson, which h...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 2535

Re: Question about BLM movement

Sorry but people wanting to be taken seriously don’t spend time warming up to VDH. He appears most frequently on Tucker Carlson’s polemics-fest. https://thebulwark.com/the-generals-and-the-historian/?amp As for Hughes, he is obviously trying to build a career as a niche insider critic of the left. ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 2535

Re: Question about BLM movement

This ‘conversations’ series looked okay until I saw disgraced historian and polemicist Victor Davis Hanson in there. Total joke. It took you 7 minutes to dismiss an interview that lasts 48? if it was an interview featuring Alex Jones, how many seconds would you need to dismiss the whole thing as no...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 2535

Re: Question about BLM movement

Aaron747 wrote:
This ‘conversations’ series looked okay until I saw disgraced historian and polemicist Victor Davis Hanson in there. Total joke.

It took you 7 minutes to dismiss an interview that lasts 48?

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 2535

Re: Question about BLM movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxLJCXKT8MQ
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Interesting take on BLM, from a black columnist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxLJCXKT8MQ

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 62
Views: 5524

Re: Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny Apparently Poisoned

Navalny has to be one of the most courageous people on the planet. To no great surprise, Russian doctors are preventing him from leaving Russia, saying that his condition was "too unstable" to be transferred to Germany: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/21/doctors-bar-kremlin-critic-n...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 72
Views: 3143

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

Aaron747 wrote:
Over in Japan, there were a lot of young Japanese and foreigners who were way into tattoos. Little did they realize that employers there almost universally reject candidates with tats.

It's not unusual to find "Guest with tattoo not allowed" on websites when booking hotels in Japan.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 72
Views: 3143

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

To quote Lisa Simpson, to be rebellious. In a conformist sort of way. ;) Not to mention one of the schoolgirls in Derry Girls: "I'm not going to be an individual on my own!". I've never been tempted to get a tattoo, for one simple reason: a very low boredom threshold. I know I'd get fed u...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1380

Re: I’m a sucker

https://www.secondwavelearning.com/insi ... ing-skills

Very interesting. It would explain the lack of nuance in sociological debates today.
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Dieuwer wrote:

Very interesting. It would explain the lack of nuance in sociological debates today.

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1394

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. Thanks Redd, and well done with those fine pics for your friend. They're very classy, even if they are unedited, wh...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1394

Non-Av pic thread, Q3 2020

We haven't had one of these in a while, and the world is a VERY different place since the last time: https://i.imgur.com/41BJFhC.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lgas2pp.jpg https://i.imgur.com/uejnc2f.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GLZusH0.jpg https://i.imgur.com/wWDwKFD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9U0Hpr7.jpg https:/...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2752

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

I get Women shaving their legs and their arm pits that’s obviously a big plus in attractiveness but men trimming or removing their body hair is entirely different Interestingly, I have a straight friend whose big turn-on is armpit hair. I can go along with trimming for men, as long as it's in propo...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4034

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

This can't really be described as a fad, though, can it? We're coming up on four years since Kaepernick first knelt and the movement has had stratospheric growth to the point where it's global. It's probably reached peak knee. Those more committed will continue to do so, but others will lose intere...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2752

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

I couldn't have put it better myself. As with the plucking/shaving of eyebrows or the dyeing of hair, if I can tell that you've done it, especially at a glance or from more than ten feet away, then you've over done it. Likewise with toupees. If you find yourself asking "Is it a hairpiece?"...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2752

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

Manscaping isnt being hairless. Its like a haircut for your body. No problem with shaving/ trimming the privates imo If it's going to be done at all, it should not be obvious, IMHO. Trimming over-long pubic hair is fine as long as it's in proportion with hair on the rest of the body. If it's not it...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4034

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

Will be interesting to see how long this fad lasts, particularly among "white" people. You'll have the die-hards, of course, but eventually most people will get fed up with it.

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2752

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

Ugh! One of my pet peeves. Like plucked eyebrows and dyed hair, manicured pubic hair on a man is a grooming horror. So obvious and out of place. It's a girly thing, full stop. :shakehead: :sarcastic: :sour: :worried: :vomit:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4331

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

ltbewr wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
The main thing, as with other groups, is to avoid stupid stereotypes, show them as real people, note the lingering prejudices.

A good start would be for such groups to stop behaving like stereotypes.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4331

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Since some have brought up depictions of GLTBQ's in movies (as well as TV shows), here is a list of some popular films of 2016 with offensive or poor portrayals of GLTBQ+'s So, the only films allowed in future will be ones portraying members of the LGBTQI+ community only in positive terms, and as t...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1243

Re: Identity names: who is right?

One of the reasons I don't identify with the LGBTQI+ :roll: movement anymore. I think it's doing gay poeple more harm than good at this stage. That's not even counting all the different subgroups within the movement. You have the zoo (bear, otter, wolf, panda, etc.), the "ethical" decisio...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1243

Re: Identity names: who is right?

Back to the story, my friend said that she has Indian friends (as in, from India) who are offended by it And here you have the nub of the problem. Nobody has the right to NOT be offended. Why should they? I actually enjoy being offended: it can fire me up and be the basis of an interesting, frank a...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coping with Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1125

Re: Coping with Loss

Sorry to hear about your dad. It's always hard losing a parent - I lost mine at 14, but at least I had a brother and sister, so being an only child must make it particularly difficult. There's no magic cure for grief, but it does go away -- eventually. The first year is the worst, with all the misse...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learning a New Language with Duolingo
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: Learning a New Language with Duolingo

I've been using Duolingo to brush up my German since the lockdown and the daily lessons do improve your comprehension (particularly the stories). The lessons are basic, but a couple of lessons a day do make you more comfortable using the language. The speakers are native, so there's no problem with ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3784

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Meh not so much but, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo/mascot does legit offend me to a degree. I've heard of them, never seen the logo, but a quick Google search fixed that. It's actually quite amusing. I wouldn't be offended by it at all. We have been known to breed some bawdy types over the yea...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3784

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Oh dear. I suppose I should be offended by Lucky Charms . . . :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2732

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/ ... ead-a70596
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The gloss may be going off celebrations already. Looks not they're not going to be quite what Putin intended:
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/ ... ead-a70596

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will P&G rename Fairy Liquid?
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: Will P&G rename Fairy Liquid?

Hopefully not. Gays have had great fun with the brand over the years, and often go out of the way to buy it, so maybe the name is actually an asset. I'm sure you'll find SOMEONE who finds it offensive -- like the aforementioned brands in the US -- but there will always people looking for offence, so...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?
Replies: 40
Views: 1683

Re: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?

How did Dubai manage to become a global city like London, Hong Kong, Paris, Istanbul, or New York City and would it be possible for Addis Ababa to do the same? How do you define world class? You cannot put Dubai in the same league as London, Hong Kong, Paris, Istanbul or New York. Those five cities...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?
Replies: 40
Views: 1683

Re: Can Addis Ababa Become a World Class City?

Addis Ababa is a vibrant, colourful and interesting city, and Ethiopians are extremely warm, friendly and welcoming, but is -- or could it be -- it world class? Most of the population exist in desperate poverty and architecturally it is a complete mess. ADD would have been considered modern in the 1...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in the World
Replies: 33
Views: 1548

Re: Racism in the World

I don't know why people are surprised by racism, which, sadly, is everywhere. As humans, we are inherently tribal. We identify with groups we are a part of, be it race, place of birth, religion, gender, sexuality or age, as well as groupings that can sometimes change over our lifetimes, such as poli...

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by Braybuddy
Fri May 29, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6718

Re: Another day, another Karen...

Revelation wrote:
The police did respond, but at that point in time Amy and Christian had left.

She should be charged with making false accusations and wasting police time.

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by Braybuddy
Fri May 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6718

Re: Another day, another Karen...

It is not a minor incident. The probability of her false report causing his death is very high. Cooper or Floyd, the issue is the same, Cops are trained to neutralize perceived threat instantly. Unfortunately human bodies are not built to survive that kind of training. But (I'm assuming) the police...

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by Braybuddy
Thu May 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day, another Karen...
Replies: 117
Views: 6718

Re: Another day, another Karen...

This is hilarious. A minor incident in a park between an obnoxious highly strung woman and a slightly less obnoxous man makes headline news. Meanwhile the world goes to hell in a handcart with coronavirus . . . :shock: :sarcastic:

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Hollywood
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: Netflix Hollywood

Have watched about four episodes so far. It's complete fluff, but watchable nevertheless and a nice little diversion at the end of the day. It's an entirely fictionalised take on real people and events, but probably a little to politically correct, which only diminishes it. It's made me do a bit of ...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 06, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1536

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

I wonder if the doctors only criticized the lack of protective suits. It sounds like someting is missing. Were they union leaders or had any other position beyond being doctors? They were just doctors. They seem to treat union leaders slightly better: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2020/04/03/russian...

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by Braybuddy
Wed May 06, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows
Replies: 29
Views: 1536

Re: Three Russian doctors mysteriously fall from hospital windows

Covic19 is out of control in Russia even with the numbers being dodgy as they are. 155,370 cases and 1,451 dead reported , those ratios are way off, so either Russian doctors are super human (we know they can't fly at least (too soon?!)) or the numbers aren't right. So I guess the latter. While Cov...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying Food in a Time of COVID-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Re: Buying Food in a Time of COVID-19

Blueberries (berries in general) probably about 10 days max in the fridge. Had some strawberries recently that stood up well for that that long I bought some strawberries a couple of years ago that lasted weeks. Whatever had been done to them I don't know, but they were indestructible (and tasteles...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Random Good music from Youtube
Replies: 49
Views: 2526

Re: Random Good music from Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y6smkh6c-0
Where's me pills . . . :crying:
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Another fave:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y6smkh6c-0
Where's me pills . . . :crying:

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