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by johns624
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2584

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

art wrote:
Curious. If the suspect is tried and convicted on multiple counts, will he serve the sentences sequentially?
Each trial sentencing is different. We'll just have to wait and see.

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scbriml wrote:
Sweden and Finland to apply for NATO membership sooner rather than later. That’s a serious “fuck you” to Putin.

https://twitter.com/DaveKeating/status/ ... 2250596356
Good!. That's a big F-You to Putin.

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by johns624
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does it still count?
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Does it still count?

No. I asked a similar question several years ago. I had never been on Air New Zealand and booked them AKL-SYD. The flight ended up being a wet-leased HiFly A340, so I still haven't been on NZ, even though some of the flight attendants were NZ.

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by johns624
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 419
Views: 42041

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

It appears Japan may be asked to join AUKUS (it's important to remember that this alliance is about more than the sub deal, and Japan may not participate in that.) If so, this is rapidly shaping up to look like NATO for the Pacific. A friend and I were just discussing this about a month ago. The on...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 419
Views: 42041

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

It appears Japan may be asked to join AUKUS (it's important to remember that this alliance is about more than the sub deal, and Japan may not participate in that.) If so, this is rapidly shaping up to look like NATO for the Pacific. A friend and I were just discussing this about a month ago. The on...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

My point was until Russia invaded, most of Europe wasn't spending what they needed to on their own defense let alone the defense of Ukraine. The Germans would have never done anything until the threat became real. The same thinking was prevalent in the Low Countries too. Interesting that the countr...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

When Ukraine stops leading on the news, thats when its in trouble. When Zelensky no longer get invites to make speeches at award shows, it means the attention of the people have moved on, sad but true. That is the biggest danger to Ukraine and may be Putin's end game too. I agree. The thing is, the...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2584

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

Curious what you’re insinuating here because the NYPD themselves said they have lots of camera footage. https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/day-2-brooklyn-subway-shooting-nyc/h_35141cab07a6decbbd310dc913132a9f I've read that most of the video footage they have was taken by cellphones as it happened, n...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

we want official annexation of Crimea - we want official annexation of Dombas I'm not Ukrainian, but . . . For peace, I could live with those. we want an undertaking that Ukraine will not join NATO Don't need to be in NATO, but I would want a bilateral defense pact with the US, similar to the set-u...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia now moving missiles toward Finland: https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/russia-seen-moving-military-equipment-towards-finland-after-warning-county-not-to-join-nato/news-story/48fedd850a231cd51108136624360735 Now we should be telling Finland to surrender to Russia as well? I imagine as a non...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2584

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

Any reason emerging for this? Like 'I don't like black people/white people/people/rival gang members/my competition in retailing drugs in my area?' etc Or something reassuring like 'I'm just a nutter exercising whatever amendment enabled me to do this?' The second amendment doesn't exist in New Yor...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia attacked Ukraine unprovoked. That means Ukraine can destroy Russian Stuff(TM) as they like without being in the wrong. While I am supportive of Ukraine bombing the bridge to Crimea, what are the implications of this? Would this be viewed as an attack on Russian soil and give Putin a propagan...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11396

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

What makes the Queen Mary, QE2, and SS Rotterdam worth preserving that the Sun Viking does not have. Queen Mary should be scrapped, ditto with QE2, Rotterdam is a small ship, but still I don’t see the point and eventually she’ll be scrapped. Sun Viking should have been scrapped 20 years ago. None o...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Questioning European countries while: ” Former national security adviser John Bolton told The Washington Post Friday that he thinks former president Donald Trump would have pulled the United States out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization had he been reelected in 2020.” https://www.washingtonp...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Are we sure they would react decisively and not just tremble in fear of Russian nuclear threats. I mean we have Marine Le Pen who is popular in France and very friendly with Putin. She has previously denounced sanctions on Russia as well. Who knows? Members like Italy and Spain have been conspicuou...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Are we sure they would react decisively and not just tremble in fear of Russian nuclear threats. I mean we have Marine Le Pen who is popular in France and very friendly with Putin. She has previously denounced sanctions on Russia as well. Who knows? Members like Italy and Spain have been conspicuou...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11396

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

[quote="ArchGuy1"
What makes the Queen Mary, QE2, and SS Rotterdam worth preserving that the Sun Viking does not have.[/quote]Well, the first two have names that people who aren't ship geeks have heard of.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 11, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Only today, Russia warned Finland and Sweden against joining NATO. Sweden and Finland? Talk about logistic issues for the Russian. And forget about air superiority. Not sure if Russia can muster enough forces and stage them in the appropriate locations before summer. bt The good, old Russian heavy-...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 11, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union
Replies: 53
Views: 4907

Re: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union

I'm sure they really don't care, but if Hungary keeps going farther and farther right, will that have an effect on their tourism industry? Budapest is the end of a lot of Danube river cruises, which dumps a lot of money into the economy.

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by johns624
Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia has been planning this for years, the reroute of the pipeline from Ukraine was years in planning and implementation, I suspect the invasion of Ukraine as well, including the possibility of NATO involvement. We see a lot of older equipment being used, tactics not used in Syria, is it to lull ...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Marines develop 'Lightning Carrier"
Replies: 19
Views: 3798

Re: US Marines develop 'Lightning Carrier"

Maybe with the Marines going to smaller, lighter ground units they have more space for more F35s. They may also need more for the areas that they're training to fight in.

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by johns624
Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The Argentinians converted an Exocet to a ground launcher during the Falklands. I'm sure a similar, ad hoc arrangement could be done with Harpoons.

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by johns624
Sat Apr 09, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.
Replies: 28
Views: 1990

Re: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.

If you've never been invited for coke and orgies in DC (or any city with wealth and power), you have something hideous about you or you go to bed at 8PM. Regarding DC, don't think about the politicians, think about their staffers......younger... Except that he specified that it was people that he l...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.
Replies: 28
Views: 1990

Re: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.

If you've never been invited for coke and orgies in DC (or any city with wealth and power), you have something hideous about you or you go to bed at 8PM. Regarding DC, don't think about the politicians, think about their staffers......younger... Except that he specified that it was people that he l...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 08, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty
Replies: 23
Views: 1850

Re: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty

FGITD wrote:
Wait until people find out about birds near airports…
Save the starlings!

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by johns624
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty
Replies: 23
Views: 1850

Re: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty

If I remember correctly, the Sierra Club has been using this reasoning as a reason to push back against wind projects in the last several years. I guess they think global warming will be less of an impact to these critters. :sarcastic: I was a member of the Appalachian Trail Conference (later Conse...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11396

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

FGITD wrote:

Oh brother, Wrong site for that question!

It’s simple economics. The old ships cost more and don’t make as much. Plus compare the amenities on ships now vs even just 20 years ago and it’s a World of difference
Touche! I meant every flight, all the time.

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by johns624
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11396

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

What I am pointing out is that a lot of ships that have been scrapped during the pandemic are much newer than the age the ships I am referring in the previous posts were at the time they were scrapped. That's because technology is progressing faster every year. Look at cellphones, computers, even c...

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by johns624
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11396

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Ten years ago, it was virtually unheard of for a 1970's built cruise ship to have been scrapped, even an early 1970's ship. Ten years ago, they were ten years younger. Why don't you try a cruise yourself? Then you can tell us what amenities you want. My wife and I spent our wedding night on the Que...

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by johns624
Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11396

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

[short enough it could be sunk in shallow water making most of the ship accessible for recreational divers without interfering with any shipping traffic above it. Unlike the new megaships which are far too large for this purpose. The new ships are so ugly they need to be sunk in the Mariannas Trench!

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by johns624
Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.
Replies: 28
Views: 1990

Re: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.

Drafran wrote:
For a low life, right-wing fascist pig that sadly wasn't suffocated in his crib, he does have a cute face.
That's why Republicans are anti-abortion. They'd lose their poster children.

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by johns624
Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11396

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Oh, you know...bathrobes, jammies, colorful underwear...and of course those black garters that hold up black socks. Comfort is all that matters! What cruise line have you seen that on? I've never seen anything like that. The cruise line where no one dresses to impress anyone and it's all about thei...

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by johns624
Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty
Replies: 23
Views: 1850

Re: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty

Cats and buildings are actually more harmful to them than anything else. Cats don't kill eagles. There is a big difference between a pigeon (kill all you want) and an eagle. Not only in size but also in habitat. Eagles in India had been hunted close to extinction even before I was born. Even during...

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by johns624
Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.
Replies: 28
Views: 1990

Re: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.

So...who do we think is running said orgies? Place your bets! It has to be MTG - every time she opens her pie hole she sounds like she's on a cocaine-fueled bender. Plus you know she has plenty of robes for the casual Senatorial yoga party (ancient Rome meets modern day supremacy social mixer). A c...

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by johns624
Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 124483

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

How many were delivered and how many have been used are two entirely different things.

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by johns624
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.
Replies: 28
Views: 1990

Re: Madison Cawthorn claims Republicans invite him to cocaine fueled orgies. Hilarity ensues.

Seeing what the average age is for pols in DC, that's a mental picture that will scar my mind!

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by johns624
Thu Apr 07, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty
Replies: 23
Views: 1850

Re: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty

pune wrote:
Cats and buildings are actually more harmful to them than anything else.
Cats don't kill eagles. There is a big difference between a pigeon (kill all you want) and an eagle. Not only in size, but also habitat.

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by johns624
Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed Martin F-35 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 5540

Re: Lockheed Martin F-35 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

It seems like F35 production is the biggest recipient of the unrest caused by the Ukrainian war. Several countries, who were considering "good enough" replacement fighters, because "they'll never be actually used" are now going with the F35. Canada, Finland and Switzerland come t...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 05, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 419
Views: 42041

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I was referring to them maybe being launched from ships, in case I wasn't clear.

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by johns624
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 419
Views: 42041

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

bikerthai wrote:
What aircrafts in the UK and RAAF inventory can carry these first generation of missiles?
The US has the B-3, B-52 and the F-15EX.

bt
Will they even be air-launched? Will they fit in Mk41 VLS?

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by johns624
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Well it seems that Israel has finally realised that keeping quiet is the wrong thing to do and the Israeli foreign minister is calling war crimes The fact that Lapid finally named "Russia" in the Israeli denunciation of war crimes against civilians, doesn't absolve Israel for supporting t...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11396

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

I'm with you. The nerve of cruise lines asking their passengers to dress better than the average WalMart shopper. I'm on vacation and I don't want to dress up to impress nobody. NCL all the way for me. I don't know how people dress on Caribbean cruises because I've never been on one but I've never ...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 124483

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Not to sound flippant, but that's what they're for. If you wear them out, you replace them. They got fighters in the pipeline. They got tankers in the pipeline. They are about to squeeze AEW&C in the pipeline (I see NATO is looking at AWACs replacement as well). JSTARS . . . not so much. bt I u...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 124483

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Currently, both the Joint Stars as well as the tankers and especially the Rivet Joints are getting flight hours which are comparable to civilian airliners. Not to speak of the fighters, which are also accumulating flight hours on an impressive rate. This is certainly an issue in the long tooth. Not...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

[ Would have made sense since Russia was twice invaded in 20th century at a cost of how many tens of millions of Russian lives? 20 million? Or was it 30 million? Or more? The second time that they were invaded, it was by their "friends". You know the ones, the ones that Russia helped inva...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5014

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWdoQuK_pck
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pune wrote:
You're not supposed to post links without comment, yet you keep doing it.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5577
Views: 362573

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

[ Would have made sense since Russia was twice invaded in 20th century at a cost of how many tens of millions of Russian lives? 20 million? Or was it 30 million? Or more? The second time that they were invaded, it was by their "friends". You know the ones, the ones that Russia helped inva...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suggestions for Rebuilding Mauripol Once the War is aover
Replies: 12
Views: 1802

Re: Suggestions for Rebuilding Mauripol Once the War is aover

Hopefully, the city's locally famous landmarks and historic buildings such as the Old Water Tower will survive with little to no damage. By the looks of it the water tower and the church are still intact (1:24). Much of the surrounding area has been destroyed though. https://www.reddit.com/r/Ukrain...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11396

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Just back from a short cruise on QM2. Nice pictures. I'd love to do a sailing aboard the QM2 but I've grown too used to NCL's Freestyle Cruising and I can't see myself going back to anything else. Plus, given that Cunard likely expects its guest to dress a little more beyond jeans and tennis shoes ...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reading proficiency among kids
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: Reading proficiency among kids

I may be the only kid whose father read "Sink The Bismarck" to him at bedtime.

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