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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 20, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7053

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Forced? If someone is forcing you to get undressed in a particular place then I’m afraid you have more problems than a simple gender vs sex debate. If you mean “ the place where you ‘CHOOSE’ to get changed is less to your liking then ‘CHOOSE’ to go somewhere else. I’m currently ‘forced’ to get chan...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 20, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7053

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Historic genuine ignorance is not a valid excuse for future wilful ignorance. A false equivalence, me explaining to Lia what it’s like to be a transgender athlete would be the equivalent to what you suggest. Schooling a black woman in the genetic predisposition to certain diseases and conditions wo...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7053

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

The pronouns use is to do with gender the athletic ability is due to sex. It’s pretty basic. I wasn’t going to get in to “the left does this and the right does that” stuff but I now feel compelled for some reason. Whilst not an all out 100% thing then tendencies appear to be that. The individual fr...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 20, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7053

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

I mentioned size earlier but in some sports, there are categories by weight. In combat sports. That could help in that case, maybe. Lets look at weight, the women's raw deadlight world record is 288,5kg, set by Tamara Walcott she weighted 130kg, in the up to 69kg men's class record is 305kg held by...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7053

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

I suggest that we start from the point of why do men and women to race against each other. The next question is about trans people. To what extent do they retain the characteristics of their gender, and at what stage do we conclude that they have transitioned. If the person transitioned before pube...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7053

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

We all know the solution will be a trans category. The only sport I watch is mixed, but women never make it (Formula 1). I'm not even sure men have a physical advantage, these days the smaller and lighter you are the better, and the cars have everything assisted or automatic so no need for crazy st...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7053

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

It seems that people who are offended by trans people are the ones who simply think a guy puts on a dress or bikini and instant trans. It never ever works that way. There is actual science behind it. Medications and surgeries and mental health counseling and disownment by loved ones. I don't know w...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7053

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

This deserves its own thread and has understandably been overshadowed by COVID and now the Ukrainian crisis in the last year. Unfortunately feckless and wishy-washy leadership by NCAA and other athletic organizations have led to this situation where highly competitive female athletes are being push...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 492
Views: 28581

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Aesma wrote:

At the end of the day, all countries are part of the UN, and aren't supposed to take over any other country. Simple facts like that aren't easy to disguise.


Funny comment coming from a Frenchman.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 19, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 492
Views: 28581

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

If you chose to drive a dinosaur car in Norway, you better pay a bit extra. It is our air you are polluting. You have nothing to complain about. Compared to prices in Norway / Europe, that is cheap. Yup cost me 1400 NOK to fill my car the other day, it's not all due to Russia that stupid champagne ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 19, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 492
Views: 28581

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Can't use Apple pay, Google pay. Get your plastic card out : can't use that either. Getting hard currency from the bank ? Banned by Putin. Only worthless rubles allowed. I think I a lot of other systems will come about because of these sanctions, there’s less than 1b people in the western alliance,...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 492
Views: 28581

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Crude oil was up almost $9 today. Yikes. https://oilprice.com/Energy/Oil-Prices/Oil-Rebounds-As-Market-Fears-Russian-Supply-Shock.html A lot is still to be sorted out about Russian Oil. As I said, it will be a rough spring summer, and that was before the Russian Kamikaze curveball. We will have to ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 492
Views: 28581

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Paid the most I ever have for a gallon today. $4.99 hows that hopey changey stuff working for ya? You have nothing to complain about. Compared to prices in Norway / Europe, that is cheap. Yup cost me 1400 NOK to fill my car the other day, it's not all due to Russia that stupid champagne socialist N...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 13386

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

T18 wrote:
Well, I'll shed no tears for Sochi, politically it should not go on and frankly the track stinks anyway imo.


Yip it's not the best track but then again none of the Hermann Tilke tracks are any good either.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 17, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey's new Aircraft Carrier with only drones
Replies: 27
Views: 3951

Re: Turkey's new Aircraft Carrier with only drones

johns624 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
the RAN only operate helicopters from theirs.
So far...


The Australian govt and the RAN have said many times they have absolutely no intention of buying F-35B's and refitting the Canberra's for them.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey's new Aircraft Carrier with only drones
Replies: 27
Views: 3951

Re: Turkey's new Aircraft Carrier with only drones

Aesma wrote:
Rafales might be an option...


It's not a aircraft carrier with cats and trap, Rafales couldn't operate from it. Its the same vessel as the RAN and Spanish navy use, the RAN only operate helicopters from theirs.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 15, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pakistan to buy J-10 form China
Replies: 35
Views: 5465

Re: Pakistan to buy J-10 form China

China is not investing in gas powered cars. It is investing loads of money in military aircraft. It's not just about building cars. It's about the industrial base that allows you to build quality cars that is the building blocks to building quality air crafts which is the base for building quality ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 14, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pakistan to buy J-10 form China
Replies: 35
Views: 5465

Re: Pakistan to buy J-10 form China

However, you have to be fair and compare current versions of the radars. The sub-par 800 odd modules RBE2 had been replaced by the more modern RBE2-Aesa radar with apparently moreand more modern modules ( There is more to performance of a radar system than the technical spec of a radar or any indiv...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up

The truth is that average people are already financing all of this, via inflation. This is why many of you cannot afford to buy a house or a new car anymore. Because the value of the dollar has declined, because your dollar has already been spent by the government to “help people.” Which means the ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up
Replies: 29
Views: 2138

Re: How about the west ultra rich and corporations step up

TWA772LR wrote:
Elon Musk has stepped up with the Starlink coverage in Ukraine. And that's outright supporting the Ukrainian war effort by keeping the internet on. A huge advantage even if Russia could keep their vehicles fueled.


That’s just good PR, he will make back whatever it costs him pretty quickly.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 12, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7435

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

I'm with you here. Just not seeing here abdicating, no way. The coronation oath, other promises of the same nature (earlier and later) too. Plus the spectre of abdication of her uncle still hanging over her, and the premature death of her father, who was clearly stressed with the whole "unexpe...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freedom convoy for Ukraine?
Replies: 25
Views: 2450

Re: Freedom convoy for Ukraine?

The US and it’s citizens aren’t subject to the ICC since they aren’t signatories to the Rome Statute. Bush even signed into law the American Servicemembers Protection Act of 2002, the law authorizes the use of military force to liberate any American being held by the court, which is located in The ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Mar 11, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Accomplices of Carlos Ghosn Seeking to Transfer Out of Japanese Prison
Replies: 12
Views: 1208

Re: American Accomplices of Carlos Ghosn Seeking to Transfer Out of Japanese Prison

Taylor, 61, was sentenced to two years in prison. Peter Taylor, 29, was accused of arranging the escape and sentenced to 20 months in prison. Since he is athletic and younger, he is in better shape than his father, Kelly said. They're short sentences, they weren't sentenced to life, they should jus...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Mar 11, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freedom convoy for Ukraine?
Replies: 25
Views: 2450

Re: Freedom convoy for Ukraine?

I hope he with gets killed in Ukraine or it subject to arrest to stand trial in the Hague for war crimes. He will have a Hell of a time traveling back to Texas. Aeroflot can't fly anywhere in Europe, the US or Canada. The US and it’s citizens aren’t subject to the ICC since they aren’t signatories ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?

When a commodity goes up in price, all the distribution points from A to B have a chance to collect, but the majority of it will go to those that actually produce and pump the oil. So Oil well owners should see the most profits, which is as it should be. They will have more incentive to drill more ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7435

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

I would also expect Charles to only "take over" as soon as QE2 passes away. I have to admit I always felt Charles was a bit strange, not really the winning type of person whose fate was that all his life he would have to wait for mum to die to really reach the top level of his career. The...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7435

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

Prince Charles will become King when his mother, the current Queen, passes away unless he passes away before her. Full Stop. ... I'm with you here. Just not seeing here abdicating, no way. The coronation oath, other promises of the same nature (earlier and later) too. Plus the spectre of abdication...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 07, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 419
Views: 42020

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

ScoMo has announced the East Coast Nuclear sub base is to be established. ScoMo said the location of the new base had been narrowed down from 19 potential sites to a shortlisted choice of three locations – Brisbane, Newcastle, or Port Kembla near Wollongong. https://adbr.com.au/new-east-coast-nuclea...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Mar 06, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 782
Views: 240430

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Still looking for a reliable source but seeing at the very least rumours Aeroflot won't return the leased airplanes: https://twitter.com/jakluge/status/1499373653372420099 I don't think the moderators permit articles in a foreign language to be linked, but I have seen various Russian media sources ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 05, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freedom convoy for Ukraine?
Replies: 25
Views: 2450

Re: Freedom convoy for Ukraine?

I would love to see those overweight husky, fat-assed muscular malcontents patriots get off their butts driver's seats and head towards a fight that is really worth fighting. "Putin vs. the Truckers" would be a documentary I would love to watch! Spotted on Twitter: 50-something fatty from...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 05, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian planes stuck outside Russia
Replies: 98
Views: 36783

Re: Russian planes stuck outside Russia

@jakluge: According to a source in Aeroflot, #Russia will not return airplanes leased from European companies (more than 500). Trust in protection of property rights will disappear. Who will ever send any machinery to Russia again? https://www.frequentflyers.ru/2022/03/03/7500/ Look at all the prop...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Australian cricket players Rod Marsh and Shane Warne pass away within a day of each other
Replies: 11
Views: 1323

Re: Shane Warne dead at 52

Aesma wrote:
who and who ?


Legendary Australian cricket played, amazing player not so great a human. As a kiwi we loved to hate him.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cinema Shooter Acquitted
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Re: Cinema Shooter Acquitted

The proper response it to not shoot someone who threw popcorn. We weren't there I doubt that was the only thing that happened. So sending a text message in a public place is wrong You are supposed to put your phone away in the movie theatre once the lights go dark. According to the eye witness stat...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cinema Shooter Acquitted
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Re: Cinema Shooter Acquitted

NIKV69 wrote:
The proper response from Oulson would have been to apologize and put the phone away not become aggressive. I do not think with the evidence presented that pulling a gun was warranted but the jury spoke within the law.


The proper response it to not shoot someone who threw popcorn.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cinema Shooter Acquitted
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Cinema Shooter Acquitted

This just blows my mind. After acquittal, Curtis Reeves renews freedom; Chad Oulson’s widow grieves anew “He never lost hope in our system of justice,” says lawyer for Reeves, found not guilty in the 2014 Wesley Chapel movie theater shooting. “When stand-your-ground self-defense was enacted, I canno...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 419
Views: 42020

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I recall, possibly way up in the thread, that Australia does not want to have a Nuclear Industry. Either the Virginia S9G or the Astute class's reactor will be set up to not require refueling during the life of the sub, the S9G in the US Navy has attained lifetime initial refueling for their fleet....

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by Kiwirob
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

AirPacific747 wrote:
Yeah so the Russians may win a conventional war in a short amount of time but what will they do with Ukraine afterwards? They can’t suppress the will of 44 million people in the long term


This is when they ask for terms, get what they want, then leave.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France extends abortion limit from 12 to 14 weeks
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: France extends abortion limit from 12 to 14 weeks

Bravo France, 14 weeks is fine. Not sure I agree with aborting downs children, but that's the parents choice and has naught to do with anyone else.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Feb 23, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

The main power station of the independent Luhansk Republic - was bombed not long ago with Grad rockets of the Ukrainian army. https://t.me/beholdisraelchannel/6861 87.5K views edited Feb 22 at 08:58 Amir Tsarfati .... so yeah, if there where rockets at all, they came from a Russian launcher. best r...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Pi7472000 wrote:
Putin will do what he wants. The U.S. can do little as it will hurt us economically. I think Putin and Russia will march toward Poland in the future. Will be interesting to see if he goes for Finland too.


This really is a ridiculous statement, boarding on paranoia.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Feb 23, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

I hate to admit it, but Putin is kind of a genius here for the way he went about this. He knows that Ukraine will not attempt to move his forces out because it would provoke a wider war that would end in disaster for Kiev, and he also knows that Biden will not go through with his doomsday sanctions...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Feb 22, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

johns624 wrote:
sierrakilo44 wrote:
no Carrier Battle Group to the Black Sea.

Putting a CBG in the constrained waters of the Black Sea wouldn't be a good idea.


Even if they wanted to it wouldn’t be allowed, it’s banned by the Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits. I doubt Turkey would grant an exemption.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Feb 22, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Berlin is axing certification of Nordstream2 (finally...). axing it easlier would have cost Russia nothing. So, are the US going to stop importing Oil from Russia now? best regards Thomas Let's see what the sanctions are, but the US doesn't import a hill of beans in terms of volume from Russia. May...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Virtual737 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:

Training exercises. The Whitehouse have been saying since New Years Russia invading Ukraine was imminent, we're now 2 months on and still no invasion.


That didn't age too well eh?


Where's the invasion? It still hasn't happened.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

So if breakaway regions in Ukraine can receive assistance from a foreign, outside military agent, that means equally the government in Kiev can invite in outside military assistance as well. Correct? I hope Ukraine does and that NATO (or whoever does assist) And I would word the assistance using Pu...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

I just want to remind my post #198. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=23182191#p23182169 What the hell are you talking about? Or another question, why you are supporting a dictator or playing his agenda? I do not believe there will be any invasion. There already was an invation.They a...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Right. So the 150,000 Russian troops and obscene amount of military equipment Putin has ammassed around the Ukrainian border are just made up? Training exercises. The Whitehouse have been saying since New Years Russia invading Ukraine was imminent, we're now 2 months on and still no invasion. I jus...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

I honestly do not believe the insane propaganda coming from the Whitehouse, it's the WMD in Iraq all over again, American wants to go to war again and they are doing there very best to set one up. Right. So the 150,000 Russian troops and obscene amount of military equipment Putin has ammassed aroun...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Feb 21, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5574
Views: 361197

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60454818 So let me get this straight, the media had been reporting non-stop that U.S. intelligence indicated that Putin had already given the order to commence the invasion to his commanders, but now he's agreeing to a summit ? If Putin had already supposedly g...

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