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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McJesus sculpture to be removed after violent protests
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: McJesus sculpture to be removed after violent protests

Wondering when humanity will grow up and stop killing each other over supernatural beliefs. The Abrahamic religions have certainly accumulated a rather large death toll over two millennia. It’s all so pointless and sad. It's not so much religion but human nature. I can guarantee you that even if th...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 45989

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Sorry https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-Europe-46922420 Your link doesn't work when I click it despite that the url is correct. A brief quote from the article: A Belarusian model who said she had evidence of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign is now in Russian police custody. Na...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 221
Views: 19914

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4d/9e/b4/4d9eb49ef008f35cbf00b2c351cff2e0.jpg To continue on the image projection road, reversal film In Sweden we call(ed) them diabilder (dia = latin prefix = through, bilder = images) and diabildsprojektor. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biggest issues in sports?
Replies: 14
Views: 1427

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

1. too much business not enough sport.
2. Doping and especially lenient actions against doping and doped athletes. Federations and etc.
3. The two above combined.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 2943

Re: Train accident and stupid motorists

Privacy doesn't exist in a public place, accident or not. Jailing citizens because the police said you can't take photos in a public place is dangerous and scary to me. Yes there is. It is called GDPR. I am not a legal expert but taking pictures of accidents / accident victims might be a violation ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 33
Views: 2080

Re: Merry Christmas

Going to be nearly 50 dF here in the mountains of western North Carolina. No need to say, "Happy Holidays;" let's say it for what it really is: "MERRY CHRISTMAS." Political correctness has no place around this time of year. Merry Christmas to all! You are wrong though. It is not...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another big fire in California
Replies: 171
Views: 10488

Re: Another big fire in California

There are things that can be done but Trump and his fanboy trolls won't like it though. The core issue isn't the forest management that Trump and his trolls claim it is. The core issue is the drought (climate change) and you don't solve it by cutting down trees and building golf courses or suburbs. ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ALL Google traffic routed to Nigeria/China/Russia
Replies: 27
Views: 2245

Re: ALL Google traffic routed to Nigeria/China/Russia

You won't believe it: "Google outage pushed traffic through Russia, China and Nigeria Traffic got rerouted Monday through ISPs in countries known for internet surveillance." https://www.cnet.com/news/google-outage-pushed-traffic-through-russia-china-and-nigeria/ This should absolutely nev...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 90
Views: 11428

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

https://i.imgur.com/kLJ5KIN.jpg http://worldofsigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/sign-2510-MIDDELFART-II-tracy-apps-www.flickr.com_photos_tapps_.jpg Well you know what they say. "It's not the fart that kills you it's the smell" which is Swenglish for "It's not the speed that kills ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 3847

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

Here is the real reason we cannot end DST. Sports practice. Those of you with kids will understand. It is also why DST is extended into the end of October. At this time of the year the outdoor sports have moved indoors or have stopped for the season. For winter sports (skiing and etc) it will be da...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man killed in stand your ground issue
Replies: 163
Views: 6323

Re: Man killed in stand your ground issue

Having an argument and being pushed is not justification for pulling out a gun and shooting someone, ever. Doesn't matter who started it or what the argument was about. Unless you are claiming you were there and witnessed the person that assaulted the gun owner did not threaten his life then you ha...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai youth football team trapped in cave
Replies: 28
Views: 1635

Re: Thai youth football team trapped in cave

All 12 children and their coach have been rescued now, however a doctor and three divers are still in the cave.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommended travel destinations
Replies: 51
Views: 2812

Re: Recommended travel destinations

My recommendation is Stockholm and it's archipelago. One of the finest cities in the world and both it and the archipelago will offer beauty, history. Tranquility will be found in the archipelago and culture can be found in in the city. There are both one day round-trips as well as comnuter ferries ...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volvo Ocean Race 2017 - 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2426

Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2017 - 2018

This edition of VOR will be the last. Volvo have sold the ownership to Atlant Ocean Racing Spain. http://www.searchmagazine.se/News/view/11277 https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/11833_Next-edition-of-the-race-planned-for-2021-under-new-ownership.html That's a shame. I liked it under Volvo's man...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 13097

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Sweden wins with 3-0 over Mexico and Germany looses with 2-0 against South Korea. This means that Germany finishes 4th in the group and that they are out.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”
Replies: 44
Views: 2488

Re: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”

Revelation wrote:
If we can get past quibbles about exactly who is a millennial and who his not, it's interesting to read the angst of this 31-year-old in this piece.


IMO, the answer is easy. A "millennial" is someone born in the 21st century.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 135
Views: 5361

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

salttee wrote:
Notice that we have detected no coherent signal that indicates another advanced society.


It doesn't really mean anything though.There could be lots of signals from another advanced society that we don't know about if our technology
is incapable of detecting/receiving those signals.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1236
Views: 52947

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

It is sure going well now. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/14/politics/new-york-lawsuit-trump-foundation/index.html The New York attorney general on Thursday sued President Donald Trump's charitable foundation along with its directors -- the President, his sons Eric and Donald Jr. and daughter Ivank...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 13972

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Besides the distrust of Trump those that argue that this summit was a failure assert that Trump gave up too muck and that NK is not to be trusted based on their past record. Does anyone have any doubts that Trump will double down on war games if Kim doesn’t follow through? And I say Kim as his desi...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 1990

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

Jouhou wrote:
I'm pretty sure this is hosted in Sweden. Also, no streaming content. We're safe.


According to geotool look up, the servers are located in Irving, Texas.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 2814

Re: Architecture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torp_(architecture)
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petertenthije wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
The average dwelling from 200+ years ago would not be deemed acceptable as a garden shed.


There are thousands of them in Sweden, small cottages (torp) built 100-30 years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torp_(architecture)

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 11005

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

The ones Lufthansa and Air Canada used until the recent changes. I still dislike the new ones they use.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 3942

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

I have been member since 2011-2012.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 2814

Re: Architecture

Stockholm public library is one of Gunnar Asplund's master pieces. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Stadsbiblioteket_2008a.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Stadsbiblioteket_Stockholm_2009b.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/Stockholm_Pu...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu May 31, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 8711

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

So there we have a trade war between the two economic blocks. Trump bans EU Aluminium and steel --> EU bans a number of luxury goods --> Trump bans MB and BMW --> EU ???? so what's next ? And China wins this...... Thanks Trump, make China great! Machinery and chemicals. In 2017, machinery and vehic...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu May 31, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 8711

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

Trump is poised to ban German car makers BMW and Mercedes Benz from selling cars in the USA. A big win for Ford/GM/Chrysler https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/05/31/president-trump-may-ban-german-luxury-carmakers-us-report/658745002/ Too bad for Ford that they will loose 1 million+ sale...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu May 31, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets
Replies: 224
Views: 8711

Re: Trump to ban BMW/Mercedes from US Markets

I think there is a threadaabout this already. IIRC this was discussed here a few weeks ago.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun May 27, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mystery At Sea! Help needed to identify vessel!
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Mystery At Sea! Help needed to identify vessel!

Cant edit my previous post but military ships are usually not visible on marine traffic.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun May 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mystery At Sea! Help needed to identify vessel!
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Mystery At Sea! Help needed to identify vessel!

It should be visible at Marinetraffic even if it just is anchored.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2762

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2018

Image

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri May 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Videos You Watch Again And Again
Replies: 37
Views: 1805

Re: Videos You Watch Again And Again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEuZG37gFdM
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Climb Dance - 1988 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Ari Vatanen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEuZG37gFdM

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 19, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?
Replies: 26
Views: 1337

Re: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?

And yet, it is the world most popular sport.... McDonald's sells more burgers than any other company in the world which I guess makes them "the most popular" burger restaurant. ...that doesn't mean their burgers are any good. The reason why it is the most popular "world" sport i...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri May 18, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1876

Re: Super yachts

This is my favourite. She is known as the Queen of Andaman.
A very elegant and tasteful yacht IMO.

Image

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri May 18, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Incident unfolding at The Boulevard mall in Las Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Incident unfolding at The Boulevard mall in Las Vegas

Boulevard mall manager Timo Kuusela said the incident started after reports that a man possibly carrying an assault weapon was spotted in the mall. "Police received a call and responded to the mall and evacuated the premises," Kuusela said. "Police have not located this person and th...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Mon May 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 2814

Re: Architecture

Hard to beat this one : https://www.toureiffel.paris/themes/custom/tour_eiffel/img/poster-tour-eiffel-jour-nuit.jpg I'd say it depends on from what perspective one looks, engineering, aesthetics, uniqueness and etc. I find the Eiffel tower to be very unique and also a marvellous engineering work bu...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where all this got started
Replies: 22
Views: 1063

Re: Where all this got started

The real issue here is the religion. Which one is it that we always see mucking up the world? Backwards society, covering up women, rampant incest, cutting people's heads off in the street, absolutely no fun of any kind. Too bad if you're gay. Forget about being trans. The world would be a better p...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 2814

Re: Architecture

The City Hall (yellow building) with the main square https://media.snl.no/system/images/36928/standard_Eskilstunatorg900px.jpg The largest of the two central churches looks quite majestic. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Klosters_kyrka.JPG The church is also very nice looking bu...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu May 10, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel and Iran trade fire
Replies: 60
Views: 2438

Re: Israel and Iran trade fire

I’m no military expert, but this seems like something we should be concerned about? It seems like Israel is itching to pick a fight. What exactly does Israel expect to achieve and what are the potential implications? They expect to achieve a reason (and sympathy) for them and USA to justify an atta...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct font
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: The correct font

Airstud wrote:
is New Century Schoolbook.


No, it's Times New Roman unless it's for a headline for which Arial is the font to use.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat May 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ancestry.com
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Ancestry.com

She learned nothing about herself. DNA just isn't that useful for blind searches into one's ancestry. However, it's very good for comparisons. Yeah, if you want know who an-fathers were then you have to do all the hard work yourself. My mother have spent the last two winters doing genealogy by manu...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed May 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis says Hell isn't Real ??
Replies: 32
Views: 2046

Re: Pope Francis says Hell isn't Real ??

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway
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The Pope is wrong. Hell does exist. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed May 02, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1934

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

In Stockholm the price for 95 Octane is about 15.6 SEK/litre which is around 1.7 USD/litre.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 9461

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

[Oh, and Sweden haven't confirmed that no crime occurred - they simply ceased attempts to apprehend Assange due to the current situation, but at no point did they exonerate Assange and at no point did they say they would never attempt the extradition again should the situation change. That is wrong...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas love it or loath it
Replies: 48
Views: 1945

Re: Christmas love it or loath it

Who cares? It's the holiday season. I say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, interchangeably. This is what I find hilarious and, I hate to say it, the only thing I agree with Trump on - it's Christmas . It's not "the holiday season" (whatever the heck that means). No Muslim says "ha...

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 151589

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/nyheter ... resenarer/
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According to Swedavia, Arlanda airport reached 26 million passengers during the year this week.

https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/nyheter ... resenarer/

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 5608

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

Space shuttle Discovery.

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by Thunderboltdrgn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4962

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

EA CO AS wrote:
[quote="bmacleod"The question about her parents, I believe, was answered. They were truly no one (although it still doesn't explain the flashback
of her watching a ship fly away), and knowing that the Force doesn't necessarily need a rare bloodline to be harnessed, and
that even nobodies can wield it in many cases, opens up all new opportunities for the franchise.


I disagree that Rey's parental story line was answered. Kylo Ren claims that they were nobodies but he could have been lying
or just saying that because Snoke had manipulated him into believing that. IMO, we still don't know who her parents were.

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