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by fallap
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 30947

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2020

Well after nearly 10 months of avoiding Covid-19 and taking precautions, I got a positive test on Saturday. The symptoms I have are shortness of breath, tightness around the chest area, my muscles and bones feel like they are on fire and a temperature above 38 degrees. My wife also tested positive ...

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by fallap
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are cruel rulers necessary?
Replies: 66
Views: 5495

Re: Are cruel rulers necessary?

The basic human desire requires freedom above everything else, and no amount of economic advances can act as a substitution True for some people. I'm not even sure if it is true for most people. Even in wealthy societies some women marry men only for their money. In poor societies economic situatio...

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by fallap
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 4294

Re: So far, which year is worst?

1981 was a pretty bad year if your were a homosexual male living in San Francisco. :/

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by fallap
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are cruel rulers necessary?
Replies: 66
Views: 5495

Re: Are cruel rulers necessary?

What happened after he died?.. The attached is perhaps also of interest to anyone thinking Tito was benevolent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleiburg_repatriations#Number_of_victims Yugoslavia was bound to fail eventually, sadly the break-up couldn't be solved by peaceful means as has been seen in...

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by fallap
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are cruel rulers necessary?
Replies: 66
Views: 5495

Re: Are cruel rulers necessary?

Singapore Turkey Seychelles Lets say we do get a "benevolent dictator" - if at all there is such a thing. The closest example I can think of is Kemal Ataturk in Turkey who dragged the carcass of the Ottoman Empire into the modern era. He was a dictator who ruled with an iron hand. But he ...

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by fallap
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?
Replies: 133
Views: 7549

Re: Why US Presidential Election Results Are Determined By Electoral College And Not Popular Votes?

Because America is stuck with an antiquated electoral system that makes the rest of the (civilized) world boggle its mind. ''

America is truly the most industrialized third world nation.

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by fallap
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4614

Re: Another Terror Attack in France (Beheading)

“Enough is enough,” Estrosi said. “It’s time now for France to exonerate itself from the laws of peace in order to definitively wipe out Islamo-fascism from our territory.” Major of Nice. :thumbsup: https://www.reuters.com/article/france-security-nice-int-idUSKBN27E18D If Muslim will not be able to...

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by fallap
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should liberalism apply to force trying to undermine it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Re: Should liberalism apply to force trying to undermine it?

The internal threats against liberal democracy is negligent at best, and there are already sufficient legal measures in place that hinders people in breaking down democracy from within. Applying anti-democratic measures to fight anti-democrats were first thought of by Karl Loewenstein in the wake of...

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by fallap
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 28381

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

Most people are in denial and are still hoping for this to magically go away. Yes, including yourself... You are just another frenzied and panicked individual looking for a divine solution to the problem rather that facing the reality that this is just another disease we'll have to live alonglside ...

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by fallap
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 279
Views: 16291

Re: Political Position (Guns)

My opinion. If you want to operate a firearm, join the police or the armed forces, or go hunting.

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by fallap
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 28381

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

Paris and a number of other cities in France are going on a nighttime curfew from 9 pm to 6 am for four weeks starting on Saturday. This comes as COVID-19 cases are increasing dramatically and anyone breaking the curfew will face a fine of 135 euros with fines increasing for repeat offenses. https:...

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by fallap
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Reunification of Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 2962

Re: The Reunification of Germany

Who would have imagined during those incredible days, that one day statues of Marx and Lenin will be erected again in Germany? I don't see any problem with erecting statues of Karl Marx. He made some important contributions by highlighting the plight and the exploitation of workers that followed in...

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by fallap
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Reunification of Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 2962

Re: The Reunification of Germany

Today marks the 30 year anniversary of the reunification of Germany, which was an important moment in history and a huge step toward the fall of communism in Europe. Who would have imagined during those incredible days, that one day statues of Marx and Lenin will be erected again in Germany? I don'...

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by fallap
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Death of Kindness and Empathy
Replies: 18
Views: 2274

Re: The Death of Kindness and Empathy

Your personal anecdote is, I am sorry to say, without any value regarding the overall current status of kindness and empathy today. I am have been around for thirty years, and noticed that people are still nice, friendly, compassionate, and occasionally monstrous. So according to your methodology, ...

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by fallap
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Death of Kindness and Empathy
Replies: 18
Views: 2274

Re: The Death of Kindness and Empathy

Your personal anecdote is, I am sorry to say, without any value regarding the overall current status of kindness and empathy today. I am have been around for thirty years, and noticed that people are still nice, friendly, compassionate, and occasionally monstrous. So according to your methodology, n...

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by fallap
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders
Replies: 89
Views: 6160

Re: Possibility of second Civil War in US and State Borders

No, a civil war is not in the making. For a starter, who would be the warring parties? During the last American civil war, America was split between the North and the South each with their respective militaries. Nothing is out of the question, but usually civil wars erupt because a certain part of a...

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by fallap
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 28381

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

I sure don't hope so, as it would jeopardize my plans of studying abroad next semester :-(

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by fallap
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4366

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

I am curious to see how this will affect the level of democracy in the OPEC nations. Declining oil revenues (Saudi Arabia is already burning through its cash reserves) will inevitably lead to an increase in taxes and most certainly end the zero-taxation system they have been going so far. If this wi...

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by fallap
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 2160

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

This was the first time people dared to stand up against regime. OTOH if nearly the entire population gets out to protest, there's not much that any government can do about it. . The regime can simply gun them down as he/she pleases. As long as the dictator is in charge of the security services and...

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by fallap
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: I’m a sucker

Buying a private lap dance and a bottle of Champagne with a pretty hefty price tag at a strip club in Prague several years ago. Same thing happened to me and a friend in Paris about 20 years ago, that cost 15000 francs. I got it back from the credit card company after claiming the card was stolen. ...

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by fallap
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: I’m a sucker

After Googling around a bit, it seems that a study by Arum and Raksa has indeed found that "critical thinking" has stagnated and sometimes is lost under current college kids compared to previous generations. https://www.amazon.ca/Academically-Adrift-Limited-Learning-Campuses/dp/0226028569...

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by fallap
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: I’m a sucker

Did I just use "well, there are" twice?

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by fallap
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: I’m a sucker

I seriously wonder if being a sucker or suffering from being "braindead" is increasing a lot under the general population. It seems more and more people simply believe anything they are being told and none of those people employ any critical thinking whatsoever to question the status quo....

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by fallap
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: I’m a sucker

I seriously wonder if being a sucker or suffering from being "braindead" is increasing a lot under the general population. It seems more and more people simply believe anything they are being told and none of those people employ any critical thinking whatsoever to question the status quo....

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by fallap
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: I’m a sucker

Buying a private lap dance and a bottle of Champagne with a pretty hefty price tag at a strip club in Prague several years ago.

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by fallap
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2603

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

I really can't be too bothered with covid-19, but if wearing a face-mask will prevent me from going on a mass-killing spree at 36,000 feet, then fine with me. I read that Qatar Airways exempt passengers on business class the wearing of masks due to the distance between people in the cabin. So perha...

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by fallap
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and "Future Travel Voucher Application"
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: BA and "Future Travel Voucher Application"

Well, seems like their international phone line has reached a meltdown as it is completely impossible to get an actual person on the line. As a former call center-worker, I extend my sincere sympathies to those poor people having to bear the actual brunt of BA's incompetence. Well, if I ever needed...

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by fallap
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and "Future Travel Voucher Application"
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: BA and "Future Travel Voucher Application"

Well, seems like their international phone line has reached a meltdown as it is completely impossible to get an actual person on the line. As a former call center-worker, I extend my sincere sympathies to those poor people having to bear the actual brunt of BA's incompetence. Well, if I ever needed ...

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by fallap
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and "Future Travel Voucher Application"
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: BA and "Future Travel Voucher Application"

TUGMASTER wrote:
You need to call them for a refund..
BA.com doesn’t give that option.


Thank you very much! I will give them a ring today.

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by fallap
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2603

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

I really can't be too bothered with covid-19, but if wearing a face-mask will prevent me from going on a mass-killing spree at 36,000 feet, then fine with me. I read that Qatar Airways exempt passengers on business class the wearing of masks due to the distance between people in the cabin. So perhap...

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by fallap
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and "Future Travel Voucher Application"
Replies: 10
Views: 921

BA and "Future Travel Voucher Application"

Can someone tell me what BA's Future Travel Voucher Application is? BA cancelled one of four flights, and because my trip can't be completed using BA's suggested alternatives, I chose to cancel the booking instead. Now I am confused whether or not I will receive my money back or not. Some helpful co...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 15752

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Aww, they let him land. Could have been perfect target practice for the Air Force ;)

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by fallap
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14yo kills First-Grader Shoots His Dad 3x in the Head..Life in Prison?
Replies: 55
Views: 2454

Re: 14yo kills First-Grader Shoots His Dad 3x in the Head..Life in Prison?

Prosecutor: Messages show teen plotted SC school shooting https://news.yahoo.com/teen-faces-30-years-life-061721926.html Sorry, but this one is a bad egg, this kid cannot rehabilitated. He's 17 now, but no matter how much christianity he discovers now, he'll never change that part of him that drove...

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by fallap
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A most memorabel-day: 30 years ago the Berlin wall fell
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: A most memorabel-day: 30 years ago the Berlin wall fell

And 30 years later walls are being erected east and west, hopefully history won't repeat itself - at least not in a similar fashion.

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by fallap
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your ideal Spring/Summer 2020 clothing collection
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Your ideal Spring/Summer 2020 clothing collection

Shirts, shorts, trousers, and a $50,000 gold watch should do it

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by fallap
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 30217

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

CPHFF wrote:
This subject pops up about once a year. There are numerous post on A-net. Use the search function. It works 75% of the time


I guess this instance is part of the remaining 25 pct. then

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by fallap
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you superstitious about flying?
Replies: 28
Views: 5536

Re: Are you superstitious about flying?

I always give the aircraft fuselage a gentle tapping before boarding, as I have never experienced any accident, this must work.

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by fallap
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 342
Views: 96611

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

anshabhi wrote:
Not happening. State carriers never close


#Swissair
#Sabena
#Alitalia
#Olympic
#Malev

And don't forget Interflug! :'(

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by fallap
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Barcelona
Replies: 33
Views: 8957

Re: Protests in Barcelona

Sentences were justified, those guilty illegally tried to separate Catalonia from the rest of Spain. It's all fun and games until you realise that your newly independent nation is worthless and have no say internationally. Also, if these independent movements gains legal legitimacy it will foster go...

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by fallap
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visa, Dar es Salaam Airport, payable by credit card?
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Visa, Dar es Salaam Airport, payable by credit card?

I am heading to Dar es Salaam airport in a week from Malawi, but I don't have any US$ left, does anyone know if you can purchase the visa by credit card?

Thanks in advance! :)

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by fallap
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 57
Views: 10841

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

Having survived eight hours in an Air China SVO-PEK B773ER flight engulfed in a cloud of cabbage-fueled farts, I approve of this proposal.

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by fallap
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 14729

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

Oh dear, fortunately I managed to catch a flight with an SK 736 CPH-ARN in 2013. Wish I had flown it more though.

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by fallap
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's with all the cancellations
Replies: 22
Views: 3087

Re: what's with all the cancellations

Of my total of 331 flights I have never experienced a cancellation, in fact I only recently experienced my first major delay that caused me to miss my connection flight.

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by fallap
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?
Replies: 20
Views: 3345

Re: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?

I booked a flight from Tashkent to Moscow in order to fly on Ut Air's B762. Sadly, it was cancelled :(

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by fallap
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world using small airports
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Re: Round the world using small airports

That would be difficult, however I've already figured out it's possible to bridge the Atlantic through Keflavik which is under the limit. Plenty of European destinations from Keflavik are also under the limit, however the American side of the pond is more tough. So far I only found Edmonton and Kan...

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by fallap
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 99
Views: 9015

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

extender wrote:
fallap wrote:
Too bad those gunned down in one senseless shooting spree after the other can't have all that freedom you advocate.


Same can be said of the Armenian Genocide.


What does the Armenian Genocide has to do with gun laws?

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by fallap
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 99
Views: 9015

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

Too bad those gunned down in one senseless shooting spree after the other can't have all that freedom you advocate.

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by fallap
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 4784

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringe worthy

extender wrote:
But in the States, these aren't socialists, but communist. The only good communist is a dead communist. Communism has killed more people than Union Carbide. Bunch of up-tight flakes of snow who can't stand for clapping. Even Lenin would be face-palming.


Communism is bad, M'kay.

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by fallap
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 4784

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

If any of your political candidates pushes Socialism seriously reconsider your voting choices. At least two of the Fraud Squad (AOC + 3) women in congress are placed and managed by the Socialist Democrats. We know that through out history Socialism always fails but if you are on the fence about it,...

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by fallap
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 26523

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Ahh, just like Shanghai in the years following the CCP victory of 1949. History repeats itself, it probably won't be long before PLA tanks flood into HK. Come on now, didn't you watch that video of Shenzhen Public Safety Officer (Whatever those are call) using swords to fight back "protesters&...

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