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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4341

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoono

You can start with Europol. It is the natural place to start, they present yearly reports. I’ll make it easy for you and provide you with this easy to read graphic from Europol via. Wikipedia. Spoiler: Yes. Really. By a mile. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_in_Europe#/media/File%3ATerrori...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4341

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoono

M564038 wrote:
Most terrorist attacks in europe is not Jihadi,

Oh really? Care to elaborate or provide some sources?

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4341

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Claiming terrorism in the west is all about muslims, is simply wrong. Who said that? Terrorism comes in many shapes and sizes. Since 2015 Islamic extremists have carried out numeous violent and barbaric attacks across Europe, killing and injuring hundreds, so they're the main terrorist risk on the ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4341

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

I am not saying they should be protected I am saying better judgement could save a few lives. I mean it's my right to insult overweight people to their face but I choose not to. You're giving legitimacy to nutjob terrorists. I don't see many news outlets or anyone for that matter mocking Christians...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4341

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Freedom of speech doesn't automatically mean you insult someone's beliefs. Sure you are free to do it but you are also free to say maybe I shouldn't. Yes religious radicals are a problem but why prod them with a stick. Especially since we have seen this response before. Makes no sense. I see where ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4341

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/ ... rts-a71792

Duraev's comment “freedom of speech has lost its beginning in France” is particularly disturbing, and, sadly, probably true:
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Two Russian MMA fighters' take on the story:
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/ ... rts-a71792

Duraev's comment “freedom of speech has lost its beginning in France” is particularly disturbing, and, sadly, probably true:

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AZ saw a 75% drop in COVID cases after many areas enacted mask mandates
Replies: 20
Views: 1265

Re: AZ saw a 75% drop in COVID cases after many areas enacted mask mandates

I opened this thread curious as to why covid was running rampant throughout Alitalia . . . :D

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by Braybuddy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest customer gets an apology
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Southwest customer gets an apology

Storm in a D cup :smile:

Seems she was being deliberately difficult. :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3422

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Braybuddy. Good to see your work as always. I find the picture of the AC units interesting, what are they stored for the Winter? A neat job of stacking. I have a touch of Claustrophobia and when I saw that shot of the low bridge, it triggered it. The camera made it seem like the arch was in my face...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3422

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

If that picture of the ladder and painter was taken in Cork, it was also probably padlocked to the ground to stop and bastard robbing it..... Don't tell them that in Montenotte! :eek: Time for some more homegrown pics, this time with a slight autumnal touch: https://i.imgur.com/fj8aVIg.jpg https://...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Reunification of Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 2903

Re: The Reunification of Germany

I remember visiting an East German friend living in West Berlin towards the end of October 1989 and we were glued to TV reports showing lines of Trabis travelling to West Germany via Czechoslovakia after Gorbachev turned a blind eye to defectors from the East. I asked my friend if he ever thought th...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the USA a banana republic without the bananas?
Replies: 65
Views: 4597

Re: Is the USA a banana republic without the bananas?

https://www.themoneyillusion.com/charac ... -republic/

That article is a line-by-line description of Putin's Russia.
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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Interesting post over at the Money Illusion. Lot of merit in the list of BR characteristics.

https://www.themoneyillusion.com/charac ... -republic/

That article is a line-by-line description of Putin's Russia.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 24355

Re: Trump and Melania test positive for COVID 19

In the 200+ years' history of the United States, has a sitting presidient or candidate every been incapacitated coming up to, or during, an election? If so, has it affected the vote (in the sense of being cancelled/postponed)? The run-up to November looks like being very boring now.

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by Braybuddy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?
Replies: 61
Views: 5103

Re: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?

You know I've racked my brain a number of times over this and can't come up with a lightbulb moment. I remember going to a restaurant for a family occasion on 7 March and we were all bumping elbows instead of shaking hands, but nobody was taking it that seriously, and the restaurant was packed. That...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?
Replies: 38
Views: 3483

Re: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?

If you are talking about aesthetically, I would have to agree with you on the Connie. Other favourites are the Tu-134, VC-10 (there's a beautiful pic of the tanker version on the homepage) and the TriStar (much nicer name than the alphanumeric designation, IMHO). So I suppose my gold medal for aircr...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4231

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Funny I remember reading an article in Flight International titled "Fuel State Finite", claiming that oil production was about to decline. That was around 1977. That is what you get when it is not factored in that we may come up with more efficient ways of finding, reaching and extracting...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4231

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Funny I remember reading an article in Flight International titled "Fuel State Finite", claiming that oil production was about to decline. That was around 1977.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What about racial solution to racial problem?
Replies: 39
Views: 1694

Re: What about racial solution to racial problem?

noviorbis77 wrote:
You cannot force people to like one another.

That is the sad reality of life.

But would you want to? The world would be a pretty boring place if everyone did. People just need to grow a thicker skin.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What about racial solution to racial problem?
Replies: 39
Views: 1694

Re: What about racial solution to racial problem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hSmeFz ... CrazyEmail

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Aesma wrote:
During a BLM march in Paris last June a black policeman was called a "sellout" who should be ashamed of himself....

Was the accuser white?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hSmeFz ... CrazyEmail

:roll:

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by Braybuddy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3422

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

WarRI1 wrote:
A footnote, I was up on a ladder again today working on security cameras. Still in one piece. TG.

I hope you had that stabiliser on it! :slaphappy:

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3422

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Thank you! I take your word for it on the ladder. It's all too technical for me . . . :slaphappy:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3422

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Some more summer pics, before it's just a distant memory. A few random shots, but most were taken around the second city of Cork, and it's beautiful county: https://i.imgur.com/5hl1Kwy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LvhYsMn.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jHEsH78.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Rc7Z9gc.jpg https://i.imgur...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers
Replies: 69
Views: 6580

Re: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers

The name itself is probably part of the problem: it seems that people hear different things. Some people read it as "Black lives matter too", while others read it as "Only black lives matter". Neither is wrong: it's really down to interpretation. It's going to mean something impo...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 7961

Re: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned

Oops. Another couple of agents just got the boot (or worse). :wideeyed:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 3074

Re: Question about BLM movement

The relevance is he is a disgraced historian who comments on everything through the sycophantic lens of Trumpism. Not the best voice to be quizzing about US politics for a host abroad. Sorry but I seem to be missing the point. You seem to be talking about someone called Victor Davis Hanson, which h...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 3074

Re: Question about BLM movement

Sorry but people wanting to be taken seriously don’t spend time warming up to VDH. He appears most frequently on Tucker Carlson’s polemics-fest. https://thebulwark.com/the-generals-and-the-historian/?amp As for Hughes, he is obviously trying to build a career as a niche insider critic of the left. ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 3074

Re: Question about BLM movement

This ‘conversations’ series looked okay until I saw disgraced historian and polemicist Victor Davis Hanson in there. Total joke. It took you 7 minutes to dismiss an interview that lasts 48? if it was an interview featuring Alex Jones, how many seconds would you need to dismiss the whole thing as no...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 3074

Re: Question about BLM movement

Aaron747 wrote:
This ‘conversations’ series looked okay until I saw disgraced historian and polemicist Victor Davis Hanson in there. Total joke.

It took you 7 minutes to dismiss an interview that lasts 48?

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 3074

Re: Question about BLM movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxLJCXKT8MQ
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Interesting take on BLM, from a black columnist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxLJCXKT8MQ

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 7961

Re: Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny Apparently Poisoned

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/ ... zer-a71223
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Looks like he'll survive the poisoning, but will be out of action for a while:

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/ ... zer-a71223

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 7961

Re: Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny Apparently Poisoned

Navalny has to be one of the most courageous people on the planet. To no great surprise, Russian doctors are preventing him from leaving Russia, saying that his condition was "too unstable" to be transferred to Germany: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/21/doctors-bar-kremlin-critic-n...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 72
Views: 3375

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

Aaron747 wrote:
Over in Japan, there were a lot of young Japanese and foreigners who were way into tattoos. Little did they realize that employers there almost universally reject candidates with tats.

It's not unusual to find "Guest with tattoo not allowed" on websites when booking hotels in Japan.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 72
Views: 3375

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

To quote Lisa Simpson, to be rebellious. In a conformist sort of way. ;) Not to mention one of the schoolgirls in Derry Girls: "I'm not going to be an individual on my own!". I've never been tempted to get a tattoo, for one simple reason: a very low boredom threshold. I know I'd get fed u...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1550

Re: I’m a sucker

https://www.secondwavelearning.com/insi ... ing-skills

Very interesting. It would explain the lack of nuance in sociological debates today.
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Dieuwer wrote:

Very interesting. It would explain the lack of nuance in sociological debates today.

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3422

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Thanks for restarting the thread, a fresh change from politics :D Great photos like usual Braybuddy!! Some (unedited yet) snaps from a recent session for a friends' jewellery atelier. Thanks Redd, and well done with those fine pics for your friend. They're very classy, even if they are unedited, wh...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3422

Non-Av pic thread, Q3 2020

We haven't had one of these in a while, and the world is a VERY different place since the last time: https://i.imgur.com/41BJFhC.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lgas2pp.jpg https://i.imgur.com/uejnc2f.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GLZusH0.jpg https://i.imgur.com/wWDwKFD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9U0Hpr7.jpg https:/...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3199

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

I get Women shaving their legs and their arm pits that’s obviously a big plus in attractiveness but men trimming or removing their body hair is entirely different Interestingly, I have a straight friend whose big turn-on is armpit hair. I can go along with trimming for men, as long as it's in propo...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4646

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

This can't really be described as a fad, though, can it? We're coming up on four years since Kaepernick first knelt and the movement has had stratospheric growth to the point where it's global. It's probably reached peak knee. Those more committed will continue to do so, but others will lose intere...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3199

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

I couldn't have put it better myself. As with the plucking/shaving of eyebrows or the dyeing of hair, if I can tell that you've done it, especially at a glance or from more than ten feet away, then you've over done it. Likewise with toupees. If you find yourself asking "Is it a hairpiece?"...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3199

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

Manscaping isnt being hairless. Its like a haircut for your body. No problem with shaving/ trimming the privates imo If it's going to be done at all, it should not be obvious, IMHO. Trimming over-long pubic hair is fine as long as it's in proportion with hair on the rest of the body. If it's not it...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4646

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

Will be interesting to see how long this fad lasts, particularly among "white" people. You'll have the die-hards, of course, but eventually most people will get fed up with it.

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3199

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

Ugh! One of my pet peeves. Like plucked eyebrows and dyed hair, manicured pubic hair on a man is a grooming horror. So obvious and out of place. It's a girly thing, full stop. :shakehead: :sarcastic: :sour: :worried: :vomit:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4715

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

ltbewr wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
The main thing, as with other groups, is to avoid stupid stereotypes, show them as real people, note the lingering prejudices.

A good start would be for such groups to stop behaving like stereotypes.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4715

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Since some have brought up depictions of GLTBQ's in movies (as well as TV shows), here is a list of some popular films of 2016 with offensive or poor portrayals of GLTBQ+'s So, the only films allowed in future will be ones portraying members of the LGBTQI+ community only in positive terms, and as t...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1452

Re: Identity names: who is right?

One of the reasons I don't identify with the LGBTQI+ :roll: movement anymore. I think it's doing gay poeple more harm than good at this stage. That's not even counting all the different subgroups within the movement. You have the zoo (bear, otter, wolf, panda, etc.), the "ethical" decisio...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1452

Re: Identity names: who is right?

Back to the story, my friend said that she has Indian friends (as in, from India) who are offended by it And here you have the nub of the problem. Nobody has the right to NOT be offended. Why should they? I actually enjoy being offended: it can fire me up and be the basis of an interesting, frank a...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coping with Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: Coping with Loss

Sorry to hear about your dad. It's always hard losing a parent - I lost mine at 14, but at least I had a brother and sister, so being an only child must make it particularly difficult. There's no magic cure for grief, but it does go away -- eventually. The first year is the worst, with all the misse...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Learning a New Language with Duolingo
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Learning a New Language with Duolingo

I've been using Duolingo to brush up my German since the lockdown and the daily lessons do improve your comprehension (particularly the stories). The lessons are basic, but a couple of lessons a day do make you more comfortable using the language. The speakers are native, so there's no problem with ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 4043

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Meh not so much but, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo/mascot does legit offend me to a degree. I've heard of them, never seen the logo, but a quick Google search fixed that. It's actually quite amusing. I wouldn't be offended by it at all. We have been known to breed some bawdy types over the yea...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 4043

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Oh dear. I suppose I should be offended by Lucky Charms . . . :roll:

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