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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2280

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Excellent set of pictures from both of you. I like the Indian Motorcycle, a name that goes way back here. I think it is the original motorcycle company here in USA. Nice eye spotting that. I was intrigued by the name, WarRI1. I'd never heard of them before, so thanks for clearing that up. My knowle...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2280

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

I watched this series on YouTube and found it fascinating. It goes into all aspects of medieval castles, from construction to staffing to support/obtaining supplies, etc. You may have already seen it, but if not I highly recommend it: Secrets of the Castle: Why Build A Castle? | Episode 1 | (Mediev...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2280

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Very cool pics, particularly this one of what appears to be an old gatehouse. Do you know if it is currently in use as a private residence? Also, the herringbone pattern of the stones in the retaining wall connected to it is interesting because I've never seen that on any older British construction...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2280

Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

New quarter=new thread! A short hop across the water again -- this time for a trip around the lovely counties of Cornwall and Sussex. Pics taken a month ago, just at the end of the heatwave: https://i.imgur.com/Qs0Quvr.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ZksDJql.jpg https://i.imgur.com/csCYLiH.jpg https://i.img...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Question for Brits
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

Re: A Question for Brits

I'm not a Brit, but it's not a difficult question. Brexit is not the brainchild of Putin (Brexit has been a gleam in the eye of some British politicians for decades), but there's no doubt he did his best to facilitate it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_interference_in_the_2016_Brexit_referend...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 79
Views: 9180

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

I spent an afternoon at Dublin Pride a couple of months ago. It was the biggest to date, there was a fun atmosphere and the weather was great, which helped a lot. It passed-off peacefully, but then it usually does. Towards the end the MC was on stage between acts and wanted to make an announcement. ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142004

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

minilinde wrote:
Pictures of the real thing

It is really smart and I like it a lot, but the only thing I'd fault it on is the forward swoosh of the extended tail. It would have been much more Scandinavian if it were a clean straight line, like Lufthansa. The A350 tail has straight edges, so this doesn't quite fit.

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate summit New York
Replies: 99
Views: 5854

Re: Climate summit New York

Having a mini-meltdown on the world stage is not good for any 16-year-old. But I blame the parents: they are the ones destroying her childhood.

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by Braybuddy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142004

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Some airline liveries aren't meant to be touched too much. SQ is one of them. Their livery in my opinion still fits in well in today's world. EI also shouldn't have changed their livery, look what it turned out to be now. A disaster :( A388 I agree with you 100 per cent on the latter. The old liver...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142004

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Never mind Air Lingus ,what about SQ. It may be ,to some, a "traditional" livery but this is after all the 21st Century and "the times they are changing!" Cheers 325i. Agreed. It must be the only flag carrier still stuck in the 1980s. There were rumours circulating months ago th...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taking the train in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1755

Re: Taking the train in China

https://www.china-diy-travel.com/en/

They are very good. Commission is $10 per ticket, but it's well worth it as they do everything for you, and you get full instructions on how to collect your tickets at the various staions, inculding videos of how to navigate them.
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Here it is:
https://www.china-diy-travel.com/en/

They are very good. Commission is $10 per ticket, but it's well worth it as they do everything for you, and you get full instructions on how to collect your tickets at the various staions, inculding videos of how to navigate them.

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by Braybuddy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taking the train in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1755

Re: Taking the train in China

Foreigners have to buy tickets in advance online through an approved company. It makes sense anyway given the country's population and the number of people travelling by train. For some reason, tickets are only issued one month before travel, so you apply for your ticket as early as possible and wai...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142004

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

SAS and Lufthansa manage to pull-off this minimalist extended-tail look beautifully -- they both look very elegant and smart. Meanwhile, back at Aer Lingus . . . :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal
Replies: 104
Views: 6548

Re: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal

Why would darkening your face for a fancy dress party be considered offensive? If he had dressed as a woman that would -- by the same metric -- also be offensive, yet men do it all the time and there is no problem, even in this age of extreme political correctness. :scratchchin: He was a fool to apo...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 79
Views: 9180

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hinc_GM2IcQ
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And, of course, there's the absolute horror of using the word "guys" in mixed company: :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hinc_GM2IcQ

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by Braybuddy
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 90
Views: 11472

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

Redd wrote:
I live a 2-minute walk from there :D How long ago was that picture taken?

May 2016. Here's another view:

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by Braybuddy
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q3 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2910

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q3 2019

With the nights now closing in summer is sadly coming to an end, but it wasn't a bad one at all this year and a new season of photo opportunities lie ahead. So it's time to look back on the one just ending with some homegrown pics I liked: https://i.imgur.com/CfrywRh.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9Q5ZMK2....

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robocalls
Replies: 34
Views: 3062

Re: Robocalls

It's funny: before mobile phones were invented we never thought twice about picking up a ringing phone. We're reluctant to now with mobile phones. I ignore any call that's not in my contact list.

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of Razor Blades
Replies: 76
Views: 8519

Re: The Politics of Razor Blades

Not surprising, given that the ad was so badly-made. You don't patronise your customer base if you want to sell a product.

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries drug problems
Replies: 24
Views: 2079

Re: Countries drug problems

The sun is a natural drug. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/sun-getting-you-high Not surprising really. Going for a walk on a beautiful day is a completely different experience to a dull one. People are in better form and enage with you much easier. Why do most people head to sunnier climes ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries drug problems
Replies: 24
Views: 2079

Re: Countries drug problems

Interesting that the countries with the harshest climates (and longer winter nights) are at the top of the league, and deaths more-or-less decrease as you head south to the warmer climes of Spain, France, Portugal and Greece. Has anyone factored this into the statistics?

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by Braybuddy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 121
Views: 16473

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Aesma wrote:
I wonder if they need to basically build a temporary roof to help that problem, then build the final roof bit by bit, removing the temporary one along the way.

Surely this is a given, as the site will have to be protected from the elements as the painstaking restoration work starts?

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q3 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2910

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q3 2019

Last time I was in Liverpool I flew there on a Vicker's Viscount :shock:, so it was great to make a return visit, as well as a few other places around the North of England. And while it all may have changed, the people haven't :smile: : https://i.imgur.com/xyDuGiS.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gqZXYjM.jpg...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lusitania Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Lusitania Museum

I knew nothing of this until reading this thread. It hasn't had much publicity here at all, for some reason. Some historical stories catch the public imagination, for some reason, and the Lusitania is one of them, albeit at a much lower level than the Titanic (what is it about early 20th century lin...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Petition to change Trump Tower address to "725 President Barack H. Obama Avenue" passes 260,000 signatures
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: Petition to change Trump Tower address to "725 President Barack H. Obama Avenue" passes 260,000 signatures

Besides, there is precedent for such a troll job: DCA being renamed to honor the guy who fired all the nation's air traffic controllers. It wasn't the first time either. Iran renamed Winston Churchill Street -- the address of the British Embassy in Tehran -- to Bobby Sands Street, after the former ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

If you are happy to be convicted of something you did not do purely because someone else did and you somehow fit the same profile then that is up to you. If society deems that if a man and woman are alone together and she shouts then he is automatically guilty as some sort of pay back for actions b...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

MaverickM11 wrote:
I remember just fine--the key word there being legitimate, which you still have yet to demonstrate.

Keep digging . . .

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Reverse the role for a moment, a woman running for the same office stating "I don't want any males near me wjen I'm alone, I might be assaulted!" Now, what would males, worldwide say to that? ...you already know the ridicule that would follow, would rank off the charts! Really? I doubt if...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

The problem is your comment entered without any understanding of the context and environment of it's unfolding comes across as.. White dude victim claiming Male chauvinistic defense mechanisms No real authentic concerns (as expressed by you later) for public safety of an official due to his public ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

This what is called forcing you to own your words. I can't possibly see myself doing what you've done here...me, calling out some local small town British (or Irish which ever pertains to you) politician and defending his archaic stance...I wouldn't dare bother. But you chose to do so here. You cho...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Oh really? You have this long history of A.net postings of calling out injustices here as vociferously as you are now defending this fool? Your arguments come across as endorsing this 'politician' playing victim and trying to make it 'a thing'. He's a conservative white politician in the South, the...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Braybuddy, I'm saying you did any of those things, but you are championing a fraudulent push by these conservative types who are NOW sudden victims of wrongdoings and trying to create a movement where none needs to be. The only people I'm championing in this thread are the falsely accused. If someo...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Great now, step back and compare the number of such allegations... vs The actual numbers of women being assaulted today, yesterday, last week, last month, last year, the last 100 years... Ummmm yeah, one eclipses the other by something like the distance from Earth to Pluto vs the distance across yo...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Scroll back 100 responses. Still waiting on any arguments at all from you or VTK. I only need to go back four: Already covered a million times. Unless you have statistics showing this is an actual, legitimate issue affecting men and destroying careers--which you and VTK couldn't if your lives depen...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

MaverickM11 wrote:
Already covered that. Try again. Stay terrified of women.

Nice try, but obviously you've run out of argument.

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Because it would draw attention? What's the point of falsely accusing anyone? You seem to have great difficulty in grasping tha fact that a man accusing a straight man of sexually assaulting him would be somewhat difficult to prove. Already covered a million times. Unless you have statistics showin...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's Pawns are in Place
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

Re: Putin's Pawns are in Place

Things aren't going all that well for Putin at the moment: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/07/20/20k-demand-free-moscow-elections-in-largest-russian-protest-in-years-a66500 And Alexi Navalny has been arrested again, ahead of more planned protests this weekend: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Seeing as he's far likelier to be assaulted by a man or woman than falsely accused, what does it matter? What, in your mind, is there to stop a man from accusing him of sexual assault *and* being light in the loafers? Double scandal! I presume you're talking about general crime statistics, which is...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

MaverickM11 wrote:
Why would the gender matter in a false accusation

And you accused me of asking "dumb questions"? :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

You misread what I wrote. Men and women can lob false accusations, so why is he singling out females?. GIven that he appears to be straight (although you can never know for sure), if a man claimed Foster groped him -- or worse -- he'd have a hard time proving it. Likewise with trumped-up allegation...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

He’s not worried. He’s scoring easy political points by making a dig at metoo and women. What's that got to do with security? Welp, that was a man, so hopefully these two crawl back into their Bible Belt shit hole and do everyone a favor and avoid all human contact on the minuscule chance it goes w...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Replies: 15
Views: 2644

Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

I will be seeing Apollo 11, was very impressed by the BBC's '8 Days To The Moon And Back', which sounded like it could be a dud, the actual voices of the crew lip-synced by actors but it worked really well, as someone fascinated by this subject and I think, with a lot of knowledge about it, there w...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Replies: 15
Views: 2644

Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Yesterday, for the day that was in it, I climbed into the dark recesses of the attic and fished-out the following, spending the day wandering down memory lane: https://i.imgur.com/t8gsAqI.jpg I was a wide-eyed 15-year-old, fascinated by space, but frustrated by the lack of material at the time. I th...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

With the rate of violent crime in the USA? No. Dumb comparison. This guy is not taking "security precautions"; he's virtue signaling that uppity women folk are not to be trusted, which is bog standard in the bible belt You've misunderstood the question. I was asking if you'd criticise him...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

*My apologies if I've made a mistake and Braybuddy is instead from Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK. You are correct, so no apology necessary. The word Republican here has a completely different meaning than in the States: it's usually used to refer to left-wing nationalists (usually IRA s...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

You mean you'd do the same thing people have always done when faced with false accusations? Groundbreaking. :roll: Why does it have to involve maligning an entire gender? Men assault men too--is he going to avoid meetings with men as well? What about sending his children to church--that seems like ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

I guess you'll just have to hold your breath, because it's a dumb question. False accusations have existed forever, with various legal ways to combat them. Without realising it, you've just answered the question. You'd fight back. Do I take it that you are now one of those same 'snowflake man babie...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

BN747 wrote:
BradyBuddy clearly speaks the epitome of the Age of Man Past'.

In the immortal words of Oscar Wilde: "There is nothing is so dangerous as being too modern. One is apt to grow old-fashioned quite suddenly.” :wink2:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 207
Views: 13874

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

BN747 wrote:

Maverick has a point.

If you don't believe in equality, yes.

BN747 wrote:
#MeToo is the motivating force behind renewed defining of Women.

Even #MeToo isn't advocating women getting a free pass on false accusations!

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