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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4498

Re: Reparations

Why is it so difficult for the United States to say "yeah, we made a mistake for hundreds of years. Our bad. We will try to be better" and actually trying with real laws. Sure some people want cash. But that is not going to happen. But simply saying "We made a mistake and we will cha...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4498

Re: Reparations

It is apparent that another piece of systematic racism in this country is the economic inequality and discrimination that blacks have faced. They have had to sacrifice so much economically for whites. What is the best way to set up reparations to Mitigate this form of systematic racism? Should it b...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34167

Re: Another day another police killing

IMO one of the biggest reason's why the riots have swept up so many more people into them and gone on longer than anyone could have expected is due to near record high unemployment levels, people have a lot of spare time and this is something to do to kill that time.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2016: A Dark Year
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: 2016: A Dark Year

It's hard to beat 2020, we're barely half way through it.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53080

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

Lets face it, I don't think that anyone really know where the world will be in September... Correct. I agree that applies for the majority of airlines around the world now. However, Norwegian situation was critical way before covid. They presented a plan for what they called "New Norwegian&quo...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump vows to end violence now
Replies: 171
Views: 9095

Re: trump vows to end violence now

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/01/trump-vows-to-end-violent-protests/24503547/ You must dominate the streets, you are all weak to the Governors, I am the Law and order President, all from the current occupant of the White House. I hope everyone saw him with his minions cross the street to...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1596

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

Haven't there been coups in Fiji and Thailand recently? Both rely on tourism. Tourists had been going to Mexico, even with the drug and gang cartels running many areas of the country. I think that, because Sudan is not a tourist destination now, you are mostly right. But, I think when they see what...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1596

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

Civil war. Political crazies. Dictatorship. Yeah... But, no. I'll happily spend my US dollars in a place where I don't have to worry that any given five minutes will be the last five minutes of my life. Haven't there been coups in Fiji and Thailand recently? Both rely on tourism. Tourists had been ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 31, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1596

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

It's a beautiful country, but so is Venezuela. But places like Croatia, Colombia, and dare I say Baja California have all had tourist numbers increase exponentially once their regions have gotten under control so the same could be said about Sudan in the future. How can you include Croatia in this ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 31, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1596

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

For once we are in agreement. Sudan has a long and fascinating history that has been hidden away by totalitarian governments, so most people don't know anything about it. Equally if not more important for the tourist trade, the native cuisine in Sudan is very tasty. (I had a friend who was a Sudane...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 29, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34167

Re: Another day another police killing

Explain the death of Justine Diamond to me please. Same city, upper class, white, not a criminal but the reporter of a crime and shot death for no reason whatsoever. People itt apply general statistics to specific incidents way too easily. We have no way of knowing if this would have gone down diff...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 29, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34167

Re: Another day another police killing

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/05/28/twin-cities-brace-for-another-night-of-unrest-violence-looting-after-death-of-george-floyd/ Looks like a local police precinct has been attacked https://i.redd.it/4reatxcipm151.jpg This is just counterproductive, what the police did was incredibly wrong, vi...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 29, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34167

Re: Another day another police killing

More violence and mayhem? Are you nuts? Can, worms, large, one each. Open it. This is wrong on so many levels. It already opened when we as a society allowed different treatment for similar situations based on class and neighborhood. Explain the death of Justine Diamond to me please. Same city, upp...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 28, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34167

Re: Another day another police killing

What terrifies me is that I can see some day in the future, a so-called "good guy with a gun" walk into a seemingly similar situation where the detainee complains he is being asphyxiated or otherwise in lethal danger, the police officer does not appear to respond, and the good guy draws h...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34167

Re: Another day another police killing

Perhaps this would be a good time for you to post one of those videos on how Kiwi cops are trained to de-escalate. I can assure you that a kiwi cop has never killed a person like these idiots killed Floyd, I would also think that if kiwi cops where killing someone in a crowded environment the publi...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34167

Another day another police killing

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/minneapoli ... ath-video/
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Wow when it comes to death by cop this is utterly indefensible, beside being fired these 4 idiots need to be put down.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/minneapoli ... ath-video/

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 25, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 348
Views: 26406

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

The SS Rotterdam was laid up in Freeport, Bahamas until 2004 and conversion work took from 2004 until 2009. In those 4 years being laid up she was being maintained. The SS United States is actually in better shape structurally than the Queen Mary as the bulkheads and engine are still intact. The hu...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 25, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2147

Re: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

I had a woman ask me if I would get a vaccine if it were available. I told her of course I would and her eyes got huge and she slowly backed away from me. Another conspiracy that is going around is all these doctors and professionals with years or even decades of training and research must be quest...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 25, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2848

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

I like how conservative Tom Nichols describes this level of stupidity: ‘these people have a toddler’s understanding of freedom’. https://twitter.com/radiofreetom/status/1264599503832834048?s=21 1,5m Americans got it, 100,000 died, the chances of getting it, let alone dying from it are pretty slim. ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 25, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 348
Views: 26406

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

The SS Rotterdam managed to be converted into a hotel and museum ship for use in her namesake city in the 2000's despite the post 9/11 economic downturn, the Great Recession, delays, and huge cost overruns. The SS Rotterdam has become a successful hotel and tourist attraction for the City of Rotter...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 24, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 348
Views: 26406

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

The SS Rotterdam managed to be converted into a hotel and museum ship for use in her namesake city in the 2000's despite the post 9/11 economic downturn, the Great Recession, delays, and huge cost overruns. The SS Rotterdam has become a successful hotel and tourist attraction for the City of Rotter...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 23, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3427

Re: Germany to permanently ban brothels

Trafficking is a problem whether prostitution is legal or not. It seems there are two divergent opinions among experts and stakeholders, one being that making prostitution illegal does reduce the supply, and correspondingly the number of trafficked women. Another is that making prostitution illegal...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 23, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3427

Re: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal

At least one good thing from the COVID pandemic https://www.dw.com/en/german-lawmakers-call-for-buying-sex-to-be-made-permanently-illegal/a-53504221?fbclid=IwAR17RwOX6-VxWkN36dmsDtp8JdEmm1ur17Hln7Yz6Gv3yg8jAiamUNwtn9s Why is it a good thing? Making it illegal drives the industry underground and end...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 21, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8838

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

I feel the situation has become so worse that every 'Afro American' should thank GOD every day for being alive the very next day. Because sadly, people like Arbery, Travon Martin, David Brown, and many others will be mistaken for as a criminal by some folks and be killed in the name of 'Self-Defenc...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 21, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8838

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

I feel the situation has become so worse that every 'Afro American' should thank GOD every day for being alive the very next day. Because sadly, people like Arbery, Travon Martin, David Brown, and many others will be mistaken for as a criminal by some folks and be killed in the name of 'Self-Defenc...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 21, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8838

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

N583JB wrote:
Blue Lives Matter, on the other hand, promotes respect for law enforcement which absolutely saves lives on both sides.


Respect runs both ways, it’s hard to respect the police when the police don’t respect the people they are paid to protect.

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 20, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 720
Views: 107259

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Some small signs of growth from the low "corona-levels": Widerøe is increasing BGO-ABZ from 6x weekly to 11x weekly (2x daily on weekdays + 1x Sundays) from next Monday, and SVG-ABZ is scheduled to restart June 1 with 5x weekly. At the same time BGO-SVG is scheduled to increase from 2c da...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 20, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 720
Views: 107259

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

And just now, Norwegian's shareholder have voted yes for their proposed restructuring and refinancing plan I am very relieved that Norwegian seems to survive and that we can continue to enjoy their excellent operation in the future. I'm not they are a bloody horrible airline that continually lose m...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 20, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5698

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

distract. distract. distract. Trump is now well aware that we're on the cusp of the death toll in the United States surpassing 100,000, thus putting us in the range of the initial death projections that terrified the country initially. That will be a very, very bad look, so he's distracting accordi...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 19, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

In Auckland, sure if someone wanted to. Elsewhere no - earthquake risk, no demand for it and would dominate the skyline far too much. I think they would have trouble in the CBD due to the volcanic viewshafts which are protected. This wouldn't be a problem in Manukau, Takapuna or Albany, but would a...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 19, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3983

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

Trump's in for a rough ride. Last time he lost the popular vote by around 3,000,000 and only won the EC by. around 100,000. That was when people were voting AGAINST Clinton. Now the voters have someone to vote FOR and Trump is far from attractive. By November more Americans will have died from the ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 18, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

1640ft is 500m which is tall enough, I doubt this will be detrimental to the future growth of China’s economy. Would a 1,640 foot tall skyscraper be allowed in any city in New Zealand, like Auckland. In Auckland, sure if someone wanted to. Elsewhere no - earthquake risk, no demand for it and would ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 17, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

Most extremely tall buildings are built in crowded areas with extremely high real estate prices. The population of NZ is less than 5 million so there's plenty of land to expand. Other than the Sky Tower, the tallest building in Auckland is less than 600ft tall. 614ft Just curious about what that is...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 16, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.
Replies: 46
Views: 2854

Re: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.

alfa164 wrote:
casinterest wrote:
Trump does not care.


... about anything or anyone. But himself.

;)


And Ivanka

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 16, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

1640ft is 500m which is tall enough, I doubt this will be detrimental to the future growth of China’s economy. Would a 1,640 foot tall skyscraper be allowed in any city in New Zealand, like Auckland. Most extremely tall buildings are built in crowded areas with extremely high real estate prices. Th...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 16, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

1640ft is 500m which is tall enough, I doubt this will be detrimental to the future growth of China’s economy. Would a 1,640 foot tall skyscraper be allowed in any city in New Zealand, like Auckland. The tallest building in Auckland is 328m, there is absolutely no need for anyone to build 500m, I d...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 15, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

1640ft is 500m which is tall enough, I doubt this will be detrimental to the future growth of China’s economy.

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 13, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5743

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

May 2: 2020 Hyundai Tucson. 0% APR for 84 months, though I plan to pay this off earlier than that. This is seven years. Did they require an HOA memebership too? Also, why the rush to pay it off then? 0% is 0%. Would it not be far wiser to put that money somewhere it can grow in the meantime? I've o...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 13, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5743

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Do $15,000 or $5,000 shotguns count? My last car was 8 years ago, small Mercedes sedan, doubt I’ll buy a new car soon—too damned much electronics, too few cylinders, turbos all of which means trouble.


I've owned 8 cars with turbos and never had a single turbo issue.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 12, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8838

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

I wouldn't be surprised if the charge was reduced to manslaughter. I don't see how they could be convicted of murder, to be convicted of murder you have to prove they intended to kill him. One of them is charged with felony murder which does not strictly require intent to kill. See https://en.m.wik...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 12, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8838

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

These two murders deserve to face severe consequences. Tugg I never said they shouldn't, it is a tragic death, but I wouldn't be surprised if the charge was reduced to manslaughter. I don't see how they could be convicted of murder, to be convicted of murder you have to prove they intended to kill ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 11, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?
Replies: 49
Views: 2183

Re: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

Dutchy wrote:

In Germany, foreigners can stand for election at least on the local level and they have to be EU citizens. There were a number of mares that had to resign because of Brexit.


A mare is a female horse.

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 11, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?
Replies: 49
Views: 2183

Re: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

1) Are you an ethnic Indian? Most Indians I've met tend to dislike the British Empire (and Muslims, but that's for another thread). I'm as German as a German gets. Blond like Hitler, tall like Goebbels and with a body of steel like Goering. (Actually I am blond, but that would spoil the joke.) You ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 11, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8838

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Well the person who leaked the video came forth: A supposed friend of the McMichaels, who thought releasing it would settle the issue and their innocence. https://www.foxnews.com/us/lawyer-says-he-leaked-ahmaud-arbery-shooting-video-on-behalf-of-the-2-suspects I swear people seem to only be able to...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 10, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8838

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Well the person who leaked the video came forth: A supposed friend of the McMichaels, who thought releasing it would settle the issue and their innocence. https://www.foxnews.com/us/lawyer-says-he-leaked-ahmaud-arbery-shooting-video-on-behalf-of-the-2-suspects I swear people seem to only be able to...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 09, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 8838

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

So what do you do? You’re out for a run and suddenly you’re approached by two armed rednecks. Keep running knowing that these guys won’t keep up. Stop and talk to them. Attack them! It’s probably not going to end well when two people fight over a gun. They chased him down in a truck, how could he f...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 09, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Takes Executive Action to Keep Meat-Processing Plants Open
Replies: 43
Views: 2143

Re: Trump Takes Executive Action to Keep Meat-Processing Plants Open

Feed lots, however, do not do much of that. They might have some equipment running on biofuels but that's about it. Runoff from feed lots and dairy farms is hazardous. One "mega dairy" was closed by the state of Oregon for numerous environmental citations. https://www.statesmanjournal.com...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 08, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 2181

Re: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon

Moo will be happy about this when her and my brother divorced she married a dairy farmer and is now living in Matamata. What a ridiculously pointless thing to say. You did say schools in NZ were encouraging farming, so my former sister in law when from marketing director to farmer. My impression fr...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 08, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 2181

Re: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon

3 kiwis out of 80, all on high salaries, I find that quite disturbing. If it was the other way around that would be much better for NZ. Theres a reason all of those 77 people immigrated to NZ on essential skills visas - again, blame the government for not fixing that with internal policies around e...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 08, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 2181

Re: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon

Most of the people in the company are highly skilled immigrants (either on work visas or residency - we have 3 Kiwis in the entire office of 80 people, the rest is a very broad spectrum of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas). All of them earn over $100k NZD. I get paid twice here what I would in...

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