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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France
Replies: 26
Views: 2804

Re: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France

Will the UAE actually order F-35 or is this a compensation for the AUUKUS? https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2021/12/03/france-signs-18b-weapons-deal-with-uae/ They offer a shot in the arm for France’s defense industry after the collapse of a $66 billion contract for Australia to bu...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24613

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

possibly related They offer a shot in the arm for France’s defense industry after the collapse of a $66 billion contract for Australia to buy 12 French submarines that ultimately went to the U.S. https://www.defensenews.com/global/mideast-africa/2021/12/03/france-signs-18b-weapons-deal-with-uae/ bu...

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by johns624
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 364
Views: 93543

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

kitplane01 wrote:

Trudeau was an experienced politician in 2015.
Exactly. That means he lies through his teeth.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

The mom seems to be a real nutcase herself.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France
Replies: 26
Views: 2804

Re: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France

Where are they going to park all of them? :rotfl:

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

It appears that the parents may be on the run. They aren't responding to phone calls or texts from their lawyer. I guess sonny is on his own now.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Here is more about what happened. Highlights a lot about why the parents got charged and why there was a meeting at school. https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/oxford-school-shooting-michigan-12-03-21/h_0632e1efaed7ceccc8c42660da93990b Nov. 26: Ethan Crumbley's father, James Crumbley, purchased a gun ...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

Some of the bullying is passed on from generation to generation. Remember the bumper stickers that were popular several years ago "My kid can beat up your honor student"?

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021 ... ts-charged
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They just charged both parents with four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021 ... ts-charged

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24613

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Have you seen how much Aussie squids get paid... they are always the ones with the most money at the bar! I'd chalk that up to priorities. Maybe beer over babes. :duck: The UK may have the better beer! bt UK have better beer :rotfl: Best laugh I've had all year :lol: My favorite is McEwan's Scottis...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

bennett123 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
bennett123 wrote:

Doubtless I have met thousands of people at some point.

I do not remember all of them.
How many of them were cute, underage girls that you had sex with?


You are sort of assuming that he DID have sex with her.
Well, he was called Randy Andy. There must've been a reason for it.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run

Newark727 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
Maybe he doesn't really want to win, he just wants more facetime? He'd take a big cut in pay to be a senator.


The problem with running when you don't actually want to win is that sometimes you win anyway.
Yeah, I remember that happening a few years ago... :banghead:

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Dr. Oz PA Senate Run

Maybe he doesn't really want to win, he just wants more facetime? He'd take a big cut in pay to be a senator.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

More guns here than people, for starters. Bad guys already have guns and always will. Police are minutes away when you need them on a good day. Isn't the underlying reasoning here a little bit circular? We have more guns than people, because we need to protect ourselves from the bad guys who have g...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

People need to read up on what "well regulated" meant in the time that the Bill of Rights was written. "well regulated militia". To an outsider it seems clear that it was intedned to ensure an armed reserve force in the case of an invasion by the British or other external forces...

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

People need to read up on what "well regulated" meant in the time that the Bill of Rights was written.

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Kent350787 wrote:
Is there a possibility of taking guns away from the bad guys rather than everyone arming themselves.
How do you propose to do that?

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by johns624
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 364
Views: 93543

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

The primary mission of our fighter aircraft should remain the defence of North America, not stealth first-strike capability. We will reduce the procurement budget for replacing the CF-18s, and will instead purchase one of the many, lower-priced options that better match Canada’s defence needs. This...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 97
Views: 2765

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

If that's the video where the guy reached behind his back the cop was justified in shooting him. You mean the video where the kid reached down to pull up his pants because the cops were making him crawl toward them? One doesn't need to have a high IQ to understand why reaching behind your back infr...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 97
Views: 2765

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Yes, the knife does matter. It's called armed robbery so the cop was justified in shooting the perpetrator. He was fired to appease the PC crowd. Hopefully he sues and gets reinstated. You never watched the video did you? I did, so lets recap: The perpetrator was armed, just committed an armed robb...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

We are not debating prostitution, we are talking about human trafficking. Yes I know that there are people who will do basically anything for money, what does that have to do with predators mentally abusing and manipulating victims into doing things they really don't want? I believe Ms Giuffre knew...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

You seem to think that those who want to do a massacre are stupid. Of course 95 % of them know how to use those weapons the best way. Got a cite for your 95% claim, or is it just made up BS? Yes, I do believe that most mass shooters are stupid. They aren't that proficient at what they are doing, th...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1829

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

Yes happy for them that is what they have chosen That is your own personal opinion and not one shared by all I for one am quite happy to remain in a constitutional monarchy Living in a monarchy myself, I hate the idea of someone born into royalty and are above the law purely by coincidence. The sam...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Braybuddy wrote:
Who, in their right mind, would send incriminating photos to be processed? Unless she stole the pic, it was given voluntarily to her by whoever had posession of it.
Somebody who was so important, powerful and famous that they thought that they were above the law?

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Unless it's fitted with a bumpstock. Which is illegal and inaccurate, as well. You seem to think that those who want to do a massacre are stupid. Of course 95 % of them know how to use those weapons the best way. Got a cite for your 95% claim, or is it just made up BS? Yes, I do believe that most m...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24613

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I'm sure a nuke is more comfortable, too. Aren't fast attack sub just as cramp? Wasn't the boomers are the ones with more space? A hefty pay raise would surely would help with recruitement I'm sure. Just pay them in US wages :mrgreen: if they are serving under US command, maybe the USN can chip in....

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Anything you say on the internet is true. Guns are so easily available. Especially WMDs like ARs and AKs. These guns are built to take out as many lives as possible. And a certain sector of Americans celebrate this. Try swinging all your golf clubs at once and expect a hole in one. See how that wor...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24613

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Maybe the "prestige" of being on a SSN will help with recruitment? The Collins are known for having problems. I'm sure a nuke is more comfortable, too.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

bennett123 wrote:

Doubtless I have met thousands of people at some point.

I do not remember all of them.
How many of them were cute, underage girls that you had sex with?

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

Many who are bullies I suspect have psychological or mental health problems. Jail or more accurately a Juvenal detention center will just make them worse. Best would be to remove the disruptive bullies and place them in special schools or classrooms where they with their parents, trained persons ca...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 97
Views: 2765

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

Not much if you use the tried and true method of "stick thru spokes" It doesn't have spokes. Pepper spray to the face would've done the trick. The cop could also have punched him in the head. 9 rounds to the back was a tad excessive. It seems to be the fad among cops in Arizona. Remember ...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Everyone that I know thinks the father should be joining his son in prison.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

Many who are bullies I suspect have psychological or mental health problems. Jail or more accurately a Juvenal detention center will just make them worse. Best would be to remove the disruptive bullies and place them in special schools or classrooms where they with their parents, trained persons ca...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Anything you say on the internet is true. Guns are so easily available. Especially WMDs like ARs and AKs. These guns are built to take out as many lives as possible. And a certain sector of Americans celebrate this. Try swinging all your golf clubs at once and expect a hole in one. See how that wor...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 97
Views: 2765

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

The Lowe's security video at the garden center check-out had an employee right at the exit. Could an argument be made that the suspect could have attacked the employee with said knife? Was shooting the suspect too close then to the Lowe's employee? What's the top speed of a mobility cart on an incl...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Guns are like golf clubs, different ones for different purposes. So what is the purpose of an AK-47? It’s not for hunting nor is it for target practice. I’ve shot one many times, their accuracy is nonexistent. And while we’re at it, the same for the AR-15, what are their purpose? Samuel L. Jackson ...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

So what is the purpose of an AK-47? It’s not for hunting nor is it for target practice. I’ve shot one many times, their accuracy is nonexistent. And while we’re at it, the same for the AR-15, what are their purpose? I can tell that you've never shot competitively. Go to the National Matches. The wh...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 3741

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

Yeah, they may slightly tweak things, but not to the degree that you intimated. Their fees are so small that it doesn't take much to make up the difference. They aren't going to sell all their Boeing shares, or even close to it.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1774

Re: Washington State Ferry System

I'm not sure if there is a typo, but the Jones Act does drive up prices for domestic ships. (Any ship that goes between two US ports has to be built in the US of a certain percentage of US sourced materials and crewed by a majority US Citizen/National crew.) Which is why the US shipbuilding industr...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

seb146 wrote:
Why do you need to own so many of them? One well placed shot and you are safe. Twenty different firearms are not needed.
Guns are like golf clubs, different ones for different purposes.

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 3741

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

Here's a current list of Boeing's top institutional investors, as well as the mutual funds holding Boeing's stock. Vanguard's mutual funds are staples in most 401K plans, so even the "Working Joe" is being exposed to Boeing's stock troubles to some degree. It will be interesting to see ho...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 3741

Re: As Boeing's stock falls, is it time for investors to buy?

Here's a current list of Boeing's top institutional investors, as well as the mutual funds holding Boeing's stock. Vanguard's mutual funds are staples in most 401K plans, so even the "Working Joe" is being exposed to Boeing's stock troubles to some degree. It will be interesting to see ho...

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by johns624
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 364
Views: 93543

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

In the meantime, the CF18s and Halifax-class just keep getting older and older along with the CP140 Auroras. Don't forget the P-3Cs not in the distant future. What with the Arctic sea ice melting, maritime patrol in that vast northern coast line will be come more important, no? bt Those are the CP1...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I wish pro-gun Americans would just come out and say it, "The countless lives lost each year to gun violence are an acceptable cost for being able to own and operate guns in the way that America tolerates them." In the same way vehicle deaths are the cost of being able to conveniently dri...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 364
Views: 93543

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Trudeau said the money saved by scrapping the F-35 procurement would go primarily to increasing spending on the Royal Canadian Navy.' -- https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-2015-trudeau-scrap-f35-halifax-1.3235791 'Six years ago, Justin Trudeau promised to find the Royal Canadian Air F...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 267
Views: 8565

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Just a few thoughts... He shoots and kills several people and then peacefully surrenders and knows enough to lawyer-up. I wonder if in his warped mind, he thinks that he'll be tried as a juvenile? Sorry, ain't gonna happen, bro. His father has a lot to answer for. Did he buy the gun and just not sec...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 364
Views: 93543

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

kitplane01 wrote:
[ (and has paid $613M so far to get no jets).
Maybe because they haven't ordered any?
The money they paid are industrial design costs to be part of the program, not for any airframes.

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.

As of now, nobody has died, according to the stories that I've read.

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.

Braybuddy wrote:
Glad that nobody has been killed, but how could a minor event like this affect half of Europe? :scratchchin:
Through hyperbole...

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by johns624
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 364
Views: 93543

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

However, I don't think that countries' defence hinges solely on the capability of its fighters. If F-35 proves to be a dollar guzzler, other areas of defence will be compromised so I fear that F-35 (for all its capability) will actually reduce the overall defence capability of countries that buy it...

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