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by Braybuddy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90329

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

British people are allowed to use the "EU" lane till December 31st or later if agreed between the UK and the EU. Has nothing been agreed on this yet? Anyone on here been travelling between the UK and EU in the last couple of days who can shed some light on the situation? Also, what is the...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90329

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Out of curiosity, what is the situation now as regards immigration, both in the EU and UK? I have a friend coming over from the UK next week and he was wondering how it will affect him. I'm thinking that the EU immigration desks will simply be changed to "EU, EEA & UK", certainly durin...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 207
Views: 49748

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

I have just tried to update my profile pic and got as far as deleting the old one and adding the new one to the page. After I cropped it and hitting the SAVE button I got a message saying I had been blocked: https://i.imgur.com/LyDOTKD.jpg I have tried doing this in two other browsers with the same ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90329

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Sad to see the UK leave, but it was probably inevitable that it would leave at some stage given the country's history. Having presided over an empire for years, it was never going to sit comfortably in an entity where it was never going to be in the driving seat (on the right hand side, of course :s...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has the best leader today?
Replies: 51
Views: 1849

Re: Which country has the best leader today?

sonicruiser wrote:
In 2020, which country in the world has the best leader for its own people?

Call me cynical, but I don't believe there's a politican in power on the planet who puts the interests of of their own people above those of their party, or their re-election.

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1287

Re: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?

Not into extremes so I'd have to say I don't prefer either. I've been to countries where the summer is a killer, and others where the winter is lovely to look at, but horrible to live in. I thank my lucky stars that I live in a temperate climate (and for the Gulf Stream :smile:). Sometimes I feel th...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2171

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

Nonav isn’t what it used to be. Understatement of the century, I get it. Too much politics and too few posters Indeed. I don't check in as much as I used to. It's the same boring old arguments rehashed and reheated, usually involving Donald Trump, Greta Thornberg and race/identity politics. Hardly ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Christmas 2019

Very enjoyable day, as usual. The day started with a (purely photographic) trip to the Forty Foot annual Christmas Day swim in Sandycove, Co Dublin, which was unbelieveably packed. It's not every day of the year that you bump into your prime minister and his boyfriend going for a swim: https://i.img...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strikes in France Last Week
Replies: 15
Views: 835

Re: Strikes in France Last Week

What are the chances of Macron holding-out on this one? French governments usually back-down in the face of widespread strikes. When similar strikes forced the government to abandon reforms around ten years ago a French friend claimed his country was "unreformable". Is this still the case?

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by Braybuddy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would a North Korean react to being in America
Replies: 29
Views: 1486

Re: How would a North Korean react to being in America

They usually find going outside the DPKR overwhelming and bewildering. I'd say probably frightening as well. We are used to sensory overload, they are not.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

There is NO insult, if you were a veteran, you would have said so. If you were a patriot of you nation you would have said so. You didn't. So you aren't. What has any of that got to do with it? A rambling non sequitur if ever there was one. I own your 'obsession' charge...and you still aren't satis...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

We call that the perfect example of 'reaching for straws'...given your method of measure/comparison as demonstrated here since you've joined...you could be trump's hidden brother as far likeness goes... ,,so continue with anemic 'you're a denier' schtick as long as you wish, like trump there's no h...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

...uh huh...keep going. Right up there with that silly childish letter trump just delivered to Pelosi. You to specialize in childish antics. BN747 Resorting to insults when you've run out of argument only loses you the argument. You make derogatory comments, then deny that you did, then deny that y...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

We call that the perfect example of 'reaching for straws'...given your method of measure/comparison as demonstrated here since you've joined...you could be trump's hidden brother as far likeness goes... ,,so continue with anemic 'you're a denier' schtick as long as you wish, like trump there's no h...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

An honest question for you given that while we're in the Non-Aviation partition this is, after all, an aviation forum and you've brought up ageism: - The mandatory retirement age for pilots, at least in the United States but I believe it's been adopted more or less globally, is 65 - For Air Traffic...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

Glad to help...but no f*n clue as to what you're yammering about Oh you've a short memory! Earlier today you posted: It's very much the old gay men brigade. - Although they exist, they never been a trendsetting demographic with centuries practicing their hatred upon the 3 categories you selected la...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

I wish Holland for once get a female PM. Never ever had one. I already have two qualified candidates in mind, For those on the right: Neelie Kroes, for those on the left: Gerdi Verbeet. We've had two female presidents here in Ireland and they revived and made relevant what had become a moribund off...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

Dude, I'm probably older than...stop with being all butt hurt and panties in a bunch because you saw the word 'old'...I explained it, you don't like it and you'd rather sit wiping away tears - get past it. BN747 The only tears I'm shedding are those of laughter. For someone who endlessly ridicules ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

The adverb 'old' has no bearing on any of what I wrote, I just left there in a cut n paste reply nothing more Yes Donald . . . sorry BN747! You only used the word five times in your post, and it's the common denominator in all three of the demographics you describe pejoratively. :rotfl: :rotfl: :ro...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

Because that makes ZERO sense... It's very much the old gay men brigade. - Although they exist, they never been a trendsetting demographic with centuries practicing their hatred upon the 3 categories you selected lacking sensitivity greatly on your part. It's very much the old black men brigade. - ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

bgm wrote:
So what -ist would old straight white men be classed under?

Again, happy to be proved wrong.

File "white" under racist. The rest would come under the headings of ageism, misandry and heterophobia, if you were to use the same low bar used for the terms racism, homophobia and misogyny,

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by Braybuddy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2266

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

bgm wrote:
I think he's pretty spot on with the Obama critics on this forum. It's very much the old straight white men brigade. Happy to be proved wrong of course. ;)

Replace your words with gay, black and women and you'd be denounced as homophobic, racist and sexist and your post would be deleted.

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by Braybuddy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To all OPs let us know of what country you talk about
Replies: 40
Views: 1412

Re: To all OPs let us know of what country you talk about

I don't know why this site can't put the national flag of the poster next to their username, the way the older version used to. I know some people used to play around with their flags, but by-and-large it was an immediate reference to the location. As for airport abbreviations, on the old site all y...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"
Replies: 133
Views: 5234

Re: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"

TSS wrote:
It has already started: What do you think of Greta Thunberg's plastic garbage filled Tesla? | Keean Bexte-

Oh dear . . . :eyepopping:

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by Braybuddy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"
Replies: 133
Views: 5234

Re: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"

I was half-expecting this, so good luck to her . . . she's going to need it! To be elevated to sainthood on the world stage at such a young age is not a great idea, IMHO. She will be scrutinised and hounded for the rest of her life. She can now never fly, never casually throw a piece of single-use p...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23135

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

I was made redundant at 58 and decided to retire there and then. Best decision I ever made. Once you reach minimum retirement age (55 in UK), you're effectively only working for the difference between your salary and pension anyway. Indeed, and you beat me by a year! I took an early retirement pack...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Losing loved ones at a young age
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: Losing loved ones at a young age

My mother died when I was 5, and then my dad when I was 14. The funny thing was that I didn't think it was unusual at the time. The environment kids grow up in is their normality. When I started working and heard guys ten years older than me talking about their parents I used to think "Wow, his...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl
Replies: 61
Views: 2305

Re: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl

They might like to remember what happened to Gillette and that disastrous "woke" ad last year. That was dumped pretty quickly after a backlash and replaced by one that even had some mildly macho overtones :eek: .

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by Braybuddy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23135

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

I'm shocked that someone is still working, never mind as a flight attendant, at 79. Surely there are safety issues here? My great grandmother is 94 and still works. As an accountant but still. Work while you can Well good for her! The only emergency she's likely to encounter is a power failure thou...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl
Replies: 61
Views: 2305

Re: The New James Bond 007 movie will be a girl

Given that every generation despises the one that went before it, and goes out of its way to reject its predecessors' beliefs, I'm looking forward to all this woke shit being trashed in ten years' time by the next younger generation. If I'm around to see it, of course . . . . :D

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by Braybuddy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23135

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

I'm shocked that someone is still working, never mind as a flight attendant, at 79. Surely there are safety issues here? If she passes her yearly training like everyone else, her age doesn't really matter I would assume. I have to disagree. I'm 65, fit for my age and go to a gym regularly. There's ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23135

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

I'm shocked that someone is still working, never mind as a flight attendant, at 79. Surely there are safety issues here?

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by Braybuddy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2273

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Lovely pic!

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by Braybuddy
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2273

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Braybuddy. I wonder if you know the origin of those mounds, obviously man made? Also the dangling notes or papers hanging from the ceiling. Are they prayers. If you're talking about the first mounds in pics 10 and 11 they're purely decorative, WarRI1. They're part of the National Gardens in Suncheo...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2273

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

For some reason, though probably ignorance more than anything, South Korea was never really on my holiday list, but with the price of long-haul flights cheaper that they were ten (and a hell of a lot cheaper than twenty) years ago a trip there was hard to resist. And what a revelation: it ticked-off...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?
Replies: 84
Views: 12058

Re: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcsUmpsN9u4

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Dragons don't use fossil fuels, I suppose. :D
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Has John Lewis hopped on the bandwagon and hired her for this year's Chrismas ad?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcsUmpsN9u4

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Dragons don't use fossil fuels, I suppose. :D

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dresden Germany declares “Nazi emergency”
Replies: 36
Views: 2040

Re: Dresden Germany declares “Nazi emergency”

This did not come out of nowhere. The far right were of no consequence in Europe before 2015. . mmm.. no. I present to you the NSU: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_Underground , check how long they have been active, among others Right Wing and Neonazi Terrorism has been a thing in ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite vacation destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 2102

Re: Favorite vacation destinations

Even though I've still a lot of places to visit for the first time, I'm lucky enough to have ticked off all the ones on my bucket list. Can't say that I have a favourite, most places gave their good and bad points, but a few stand out for different reasons: Most fascinating: North Korea Most hilario...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dresden Germany declares “Nazi emergency”
Replies: 36
Views: 2040

Re: Dresden Germany declares “Nazi emergency”

This did not come out of nowhere. The far right were of no consequence in Europe before 2015. Major Isis-inspired terrorist attacks and uncontrolled migration from east and south of the Med are the two events which will define the second half of this decade in Europe and have become the rallying cry...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Halloween outside America
Replies: 38
Views: 6594

Re: Halloween outside America

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet

Don't tell Justin Trudeau . . . :D
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bgm wrote:
Don't forget Zwarte Piet. That is truly scarier than any Halloween costume. :wideeyed:

For those who don't know about this lovely Dutch tradition, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwarte_Piet

Don't tell Justin Trudeau . . . :D

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by Braybuddy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Halloween outside America
Replies: 38
Views: 6594

Re: Halloween outside America

I'm always amused when people ask "Do you have Hallowe'en here in Ireland?". Eh, yeah, we more-or-less invented it :roll:. It's based on the old Celtic festival of Samhain (Sow (rhymes with cow) -An) which marked the turning of the year (between the light and dark halves). It was believed ...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 11955

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

As for the Irish, Euston is a boys name meaning 'heart' but the railway station in Dublin called Heuston is named after Seán Heuston, an executed easter-rising leader (so nothing to do with each other). News to me! The Irish for heart is croí , so I don't know where you're coming from there. I've n...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 11955

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

masi1157 wrote:
but they do have some idea of how places in neighbouring countries are pronounced.

Well that's not too difficult, being neighbours. They've possibly visited the place, or, more likely, heard it pronounced.

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 11955

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

masi1157 wrote:
That is probably true for just about every non-english word pronounced by an American.

In fairness, couldn't that apply to most people in every nationality? Unless you have some knowledge of the language you're not going to know how a word is pronounced.

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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geographic places often mispronounced
Replies: 70
Views: 11955

Re: Geographic places often mispronounced

This happens all the time. if you're not familiar with the pronunciation you're going to pronounce it as you read it. Unless you're from a particular place it can sound pretentious to use the local pronunciation: nobody in the English-speaking world would call the capital of France "Paree"...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christopher Columbus Now a Terrorist
Replies: 97
Views: 12649

Re: Christopher Columbus Now a Terrorist

The 15th century was a violent place, involving war, invaders, conquest and colonisation where people were actually killed? Who'd have believed it. I'm shocked.

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by Braybuddy
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Barcelona
Replies: 33
Views: 8501

Re: Protests in Barcelona

ArchGuy1 wrote:
DLFREEBIRD wrote:
I know I have some buddy pass riders who are stuck there they want to go home. It's basically ruined their trip.

What are the protests over.

Eh . . . you'll find the answer in the link you posted, and the link embedded within.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park Tower Topped Out
Replies: 13
Views: 3858

Re: Central Park Tower Topped Out

There's something elegant about these new, slimmer towers. I presume the lighted floors are empty to allow for wind passing through?

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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: 2273

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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