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by Braybuddy
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

No offence intended but I am mystified why people attach such importance to categorising their identity. I believe is it mostly posturing. Whatever your identify as, that's fine. You know it, and if you're secure in that knowledge you don't need confirmation from others. I'm 100% gay, always have b...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

I suspect these will go the way of "Latinex" and be dropped. But, again, if someone wants to be referred to by these pronouns, why should I be upset? It makes zero difference to me other than using these pronouns to show that they are respected. People can call themselves what they want a...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2398
Views: 161753

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/
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I love the way the Russians made a big deal of being the first to develop a vaccine, even though it wasn't thoroughly tested. For some reason, they seemed reluctant to roll it out. Now, with news that the UK is to start vaccinating next week, they started yesterday:

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/

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by Braybuddy
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

As far as "new made up pronouns" that is not the case at all. It is either he, she, or they. The singer Sam Smith, for example, does not identify with any gender, so the pronouns "they" and "them" are used. Again, I don't get it either, but if that is how they want to ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

That being said, I do think we're also going off the deep end off of the other side. Treating made-up genders that don't exist seriously, and then mandating that the population, under fear of criminal punishment, encourages those same people and treats them seriously is not doing anyone any good. I...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Act_to_amend_the_Canadian_Human_Rights_Act_and_the_Criminal_Code This is what completely alienates me from the LGBTQ+ community. There is nothing scientific about those definitions -- they are based more on feelings than anything else. A lot of them overlap, and con...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Crown Season 4
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: The Crown Season 4

In my opinion, she failed in that regard. The tone and the meter are largely off. In all, ghoulish and camp. Personally, I think Meryl Streep did a more restrained, more accurate depiction. Well, there's only one Meryl Streep! I have to agree though. My main problem with Gillian Anderson is that sh...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Crown Season 4
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: The Crown Season 4

I actually thought Gillian Anderson's interpretation of Margaret Thatcher was very good. Thatcher certainly had that awkward gait, possibly because of her slight stoop. Anderson said she had to be careful with the voice as it could have easily slipped into caricature. Mrs Thatcher lowered her voice ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2398
Views: 161753

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

WIederling wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
WIederling wrote:
I do note the balanced reaction from "the Lancet".

St Petersburg awake at last . . . :roll:


brilliant reply, really. Feel better now?

Only 95%, but I'll await verification before confirming . . . :D

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2398
Views: 161753

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

published mid September referencing mid August (early) activities. There should be quite a bit more information available now. (thumbs up or down, whatever ) I do have hold backs vs. these "open letter scientists". There were so many similar campaigns published in recent years that all se...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2398
Views: 161753

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Although official Russia is completely and utterly unreliable, and initial information was presented as a propaganda attempt, information through medical and science circles does indeed suggest that all conventional procedures has been completed, that Sputnik is a very conventional vaccine, made wi...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2398
Views: 161753

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

WIederling wrote:
Whatever quality Russian media releases may have.
these articles seem to carefully aim below that level. :-)

I think I'd take the opinion of two respected science organisations above anything coming out of Russia. Their coronavirus figures are highly suspect too.

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by Braybuddy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2398
Views: 161753

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

common feature: all test runs are revising their data during the tests progression ( unsurprising given how effectivity numbers are computed on the run). your allegation of data manipulations fits all or none. ( you are assuming something and work from there. That probably is the wrong methodology....

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by Braybuddy
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2398
Views: 161753

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

with 96% effective for the limited group of volunteers it sits near the top of offers around, doesn't it? That's if you can believe anything coming out of Russia. Initially, there were no claims about the Sputnik V's efficacy. When Pfizer announced a rate of 90%, they suddenly claimed that Sputnik ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

Tugger wrote:
I know I find "my pronouns are" to be annoying and even ridiculous

It's ironic that the gay community have been mispronouning people for decades. Now it's a cancelling offence. :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

Just about every ruling includes what was and is going on in someones head. In plenty of jurisdictions the prosecution has to proof to the courts satisfaction what was going on in the perpetrators head at the time of the crime..... sometimes you can´t even convict unless the guilty mind has been pr...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

Penalty is about punishment and preventing future crimes, obviously the chance to re-committ effects the penalty, and you can do that in advance, or during the parole process later, but that is how it is done since just about when the 19th century was a thing. best regards Thomas Penalty can depend...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

Some countries seem to think you should be entitled to a lesser sentence, and even be convicted of a lesser crime. Seems to have died out, or is dying out. Try suggesting that to feminists! :shock: And since i already quoted the definition of hate crime, and hence the definition of hate in this con...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Music Videos
Replies: 55
Views: 3098

Re: Favourite Music Videos

A-ha: Take On Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914 One of the most famous and iconic musicvideos of all time A-ha: Hunting High and Low https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6VaeFCxta8 A-ha: The Sun Always Shines On T.V: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ir9HC9vYg A-ha: Move to Memphis: https:...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

There is absolutely no need to legislate for "hate crimes", or violence, towards gays, women, trans or disabled people if the law is properly administered. These are crimes, full stop, and should be prosecuted as such. "hate" is an aggravating circumstance for crimes where legis...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Music Videos
Replies: 55
Views: 3098

Re: Favourite Music Videos

2. U2 - Beautiful Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co6WMzDOh1o What a classic! Has to be up there with the best, and it's even more poignant looking at it now. God I miss the smell of kerosene! While Larry Mullen may have been the poster boy of U2, Bono even looks vaguely handsome in this one . ...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy LGBT Boycott
Replies: 112
Views: 6651

Re: Italy LGBT Boycott

There is absolutely no need to legislate for "hate crimes", or violence, towards gays, women, trans or disabled people if the law is properly administered. These are crimes, full stop, and should be prosecuted as such.

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quotes of the Year
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Quotes of the Year

Anything said by Trump. I'd start a list, but with so little time to run before Dec31st, I wouldn't be able to do him justice. Not from Donald J Trump, but one I heard today from one of his supporters protesting outside a count centre: "The man is a genius. That's what the J stands for" :...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quotes of the Year
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Quotes of the Year

As we head towards the end of 2020, post your favourite quote of the year. I nominate the Tweet from the World Health Organisation in January: “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fake inauguration ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1488

Re: Fake inauguration ?

I'm still betting that he'll be playing a very long round of golf on inauguration day.

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2398
Views: 161753

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

art wrote:
Moderna report their vaccine is 94.5% effective!

Russia will have to update its figures . . . :D

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2398
Views: 161753

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

I love the way the Russian Sputnik V vacciine was rolled out ahead of all the others, but nothing was said about its efficacy. Now that that the Pfizer vaccine has been claimed to be 90 per cent effective, the Russians suddenly come out with figures: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/11/russias...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 4127

Re: So far, which year is worst?

I was 14 back in 1968, so remember it reasonably well. Looking back from 2020, it doesn't stand out as being particularly bad, apart from my dad dying that April, it doesn't hold any particularly bad memories for me. I remember more the positives, like starting my first full-time job (would be consi...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?
Replies: 116
Views: 6963

Re: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run again in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?

I think the problem for a potential Trump 2024 is going to be campaign financing. Even with all the might of the GOP fundraising machine and its loyal and very rich donors, Trump had massive issues financing his campaign this time around. In fact, it was a bit of a disaster and was so overshadowed ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?
Replies: 116
Views: 6963

Re: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run again in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?

As to whether Trump runs as an independent, thats a very good question - I don't think he will, I think he will make a lot of claims today and tomorrow he won't just back down from them, he will act as if they were never made. I mentioned this in another thread, but what if he does decide to run as...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104396

Re: Official Election thread

Klaus wrote:
So will Trump be capable of resisting his urge to grab attention back to himself while Biden speaks?

I'm wondering more about inauguration day. Will he pull a sickie, or just go and play a round of golf instead? Will be interesting to see how he handles it.

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by Braybuddy
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104396

Re: Official Election thread

Just thinking ahead: given that Donald Trump is such a divisive figure I would assume the Republicans wouldn't want to touch him again. So supposing he decides to run as an independent in 2024, would the Republicans take fright, given that he has such a strong and loyal base, and realise they have n...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104396

Re: Official Election thread

Olddog wrote:
So Trump was another one term president.

Of course in keeping with tradition, as a former president he will still be called President Trump, so in fact he really will be president for life :eek:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104396

Re: Official Election thread

A lot of a politician's appeal -- and votes -- comes down to their likeability factor.They garner extra votes for no other reason than the fact that people just like them. Whether you agreed with them or not, you couldn't deny Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton both had it, and both won the presidency h...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6260

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

tommy1808 wrote:
and who talked about the world ending?.

best regards
Thomas



tommy1808 wrote:
They question is how much burning will happen on earth.

best regards
Thomas


:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6260

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

tommy1808 wrote:

because there have not been attacks and plans up to and including blowing up cops already?

best regards
Thomas

Not quite the end of the world . . .

:roll: :roll: :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6260

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

tommy1808 wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
They question is how much burning will happen on earth.

best regards
Thomas


Image

:roll: :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6260

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

The world will continue to turn . . . :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3408

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Happy Hallowe'en! :crazy: It's a great night to get off your head . . . :spin: . Also some seasonal pics. Once you get over the fact that summer is over autumn isn't that bad, and it can be great for interesting and atmospheric photos. Other pics taken in the beautiful county of Donegal, and my nati...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rip Sean Connery
Replies: 31
Views: 1344

Re: Rip Sean Connery

(But they are also, thankfully, nothing like 'Zardoz' either). Haven't seen it, but I wouldn't knock it: I had the good fortune to stand beside the legend as he checked into the hotel where I was working in the early '70s. It was being filmed in the local studios. One of my favourite films of his w...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rip Sean Connery
Replies: 31
Views: 1344

Re: Rip Sean Connery

phatfarmlines wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
You only live once . . .


I take it Sir Connery is on his second life now?

I'm sure he'll make the most of it :smile:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rip Sean Connery
Replies: 31
Views: 1344

Re: Rip Sean Connery

You only live once . . .

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by Braybuddy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4340

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/g ... sulate-SPA
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A man has used a "sharp tool" to attack a guard at the French consulate in Saudi:
https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/g ... sulate-SPA

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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5442

Re: Your Favorite Movie

Ron Fricke's Samsara . I watched it for the umpteenth time last weekend. Timeless, and a feast for the eyes. Perfect lockdown entertainment to lose yourself in for 1h 39m. No dialogue either. His Baracka is almost as good. Given the 19 years between the two films, a follow-up should arrive this deca...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4340

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Several people are now in jail awaiting charges. Two kids are involved (14 and 15). A mosque has been closed, an association has been dissolved, more to follow. Hundreds of people having published heinous messages on social media have been visited home by the authorities. Good to see a firm and rap...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Positions (Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 2324

Re: Political Positions (Drugs)

What is G? https://www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/other-services/chemsex-support/ghbgbl-g/ Can you expand on "there would have to be restrictions"? Similar to alcohol or prescription drugs, only stronger: minimum age, limit on quantity purchased, along with quality and strength controls, that...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4340

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Let's have a bit of common sense here. I am an atheist but I recognise that showing a naked and unflattering caricature of a god/deity of a religion is going to offend devote followers of said religion. This is pretty simple stuff, doesn't need a Ph.D degree to understand that. We all exercise cens...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Positions (Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 2324

Re: Political Positions (Drugs)

It's a tough call. I've never found myself addicted to drugs, but then I've never tried heroin and dabbled in meth only twice. I never really got smoking weed, probably because I'm not a smoker and hate inhaling, though found it mildly pleasant if eaten in smallish doses. Two pieces of hashcake in A...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4340

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

We all have varying degrees of freedom of speech, no one has absolute freedom. No argument about the second sentence and I said as much. I am however taken aback by the number of people on this thread who basically think-"you are in our country, we have the right to insult your god/prophet, su...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4340

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

I almost never agree with NIKV69 on this forum, but he is spot on here. Freedom of speech does not mean saying whatever you like and not expecting to accept the consequence. Of course, killing other people because of their speech is a heinous crime. However we all have dear or sacred something, rid...

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