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by Kiwirob
Fri May 07, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4476

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Question: Does watching child porn help pedophiles to control their phantasies? That guy apparently didn't abuse a child for a very long time. Makes me wonder if child porn helped him. No argument about production of such videos. In Switzerland people who are heroine addicts for decades and have fa...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 07, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4476

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Child porn is so dead wrong on so many levels, very illegal in the USA for good reason that it needs heavy penalties for its consumers and makers. Question: Does watching child porn help pedophiles to control their phantasies? That guy apparently didn't abuse a child for a very long time. Makes me ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 07, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

The international community has a responsibility to stay invested in Afghanistan. Remember what happened in Rwanda after the international community upped and left? We cannot have a repeat of that! Ofcourse, it is also unfair to suggest that the US alone should do the lifting . Afghanistan is a sha...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 07, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4476

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

. This also brings up the issue of serious problems with most so-called 'reality' programing. Background checks are poorly done. They encourage the worst of human behavior, especially greed. Too many involved are attention whores and the producers are exploitative. Too many situations are scripted ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 06, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 14584

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

I thought his sandwich was a gun I thought his phone was a gun He refused to comply He said he legally had a gun and told me where it was She was playing video games She was unwinding from work I thought I was grabbing a taser Cops continue to use every excuse to kill unarmed people and we are just...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 04, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old
Replies: 13
Views: 1164

Re: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old

It's also a symbol of America's technological and economic might. Can you imagine any other country/society in the world being able to build something like that, especially in the early 20th century? I'm sure anyone who came to NYC from another country at the time, especially from places like Asia,...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 04, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old
Replies: 13
Views: 1164

Re: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old

Aesma wrote:
By the way about the airship dock, would it have worked OK in windy conditions ?


They only ever tried docking once, the photo that is on the internet is a fake.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 04, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4388

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Aesma wrote:
Bill will drop in the richest man standings.


I don't believe that's a major concern for him.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 04, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4388

Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

That's a surprise. Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple". "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,"...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 14264

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I find it ironic that those who 6 months ago were talking about herd immunity now won't get the vaccine, keeping society from getting immunity. True. Seems we're just going to deal with a background level of this stuff taking people out from time to time, while with a bit of minimal effort to take ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

??? Problems like Jews having homes? Jews didn’t need to be relocated to the Middle East after WW2, in hindsight it was pretty obvious forcing a Jewish state in the middle of the Islamic world was going to end in problems, which it has. Even this didn't start with the Americans. And it definitely d...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

To be fair, we didn't make the mess - the Brits did. We just made it more complicated after WW2. Historic mess and current mess, two different messes. I guess we can all agree if Israel hadn't been forced on Middle East most of todays problems simply wouldn't exist. ??? Problems like Jews having ho...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4988

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

Some sort of PR. Having someone run the country who didn't go to Eaton or Harrow, isn't a 'character', who actually had to work to pay bills would be a nice start. Re Starmer.. have a read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Starmer#:~:text=Sir%20Keir%20Rodney%20Starmer%20KCB,and%20St%20Pancras%20s...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4988

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

Exactly my point, which Virtual737 missed as I commented on it further down. The system needs changing. More than 50% of the population did not vote for the Tories, yet they have an 80 seat Majority and are basically able to do what they want. What are you proposing? Proportional representation? Is...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Sunday marked the 10 year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by US special forces in a compound in Pakistan and this was a very big moment in history. However, the threat of terror did not stop and has changed significantly since then. I did feel a sense of accomplishment when this event...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4193

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

Here is an interesting follow up article on the whole discussion , and that the end result was that Garofalo had to pull his bill. https://www.bayoubrief.com/2021/04/28/state-rep-ray-garofalos-proposed-ban-on-teaching-critical-race-theory-becomes-a-lost-cause-after-he-comments-on-the-good-of-slaver...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery
Replies: 50
Views: 4193

Re: Lawmaker in Louisiana Suggests Teaching Good of Slavery

At first glance that all looks a bit like "the end justifies the means", ... That's what I meant to say. If you could undo all the forced abortions in China, would you? Really don't know. Possibly, probably. Chinese culture as a whole has long preferred males over females, so many of thos...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Sunday marked the 10 year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by US special forces in a compound in Pakistan and this was a very big moment in history. However, the threat of terror did not stop and has changed significantly since then. I did feel a sense of accomplishment when this event...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 61
Views: 5107

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

This is looking like it's turning from fantasy to reality. Boris Johnson is set to approve a new £200 million national flagship in honour of the late Duke of Edinburgh. The ‘HMS Prince Philip’ will be announced within weeks and will be tasked with boosting British trade, The Telegraph reported. The ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4988

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

It amazes me that people tent to forgive Johnson just about anything it seems. These are quite serious acquisations, don't you think. I subscribe to the point of view that Alexander Boris Johnson will not be PM when the next election cycle is there. As someone else pointed out there is no credible ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5957

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

Maybe someone can explain the pro and cons. But when I was younger, in the Swiss Air Force, the few times we trained, we always had to go for a non lethal shot. I was in no way a good shoter, but still always managed to hit the "leg" even if the target was mobile... Best regards and stay ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5957

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

Is it me or does the cop look like the guy from Burn Notice? It isn't the usual agitators getting in on the narrative, LeBron James tweets "You're Next." Two black lives were saved, yet cry for the assailant. What is a cop to do next time? Let the knife fight go on and let them sort it ou...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5957

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

When I watched this on CNN yesterday the anchors were clearly wanting to throw the officer under the bus, luckily the bodycam evidence is rock solid, I don't honestly believe there was any other course of action available to the officer other than this. Despite the media wanting another Floyd, this ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25031

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

... 1500 cops a year are shot, and people wonder why cops are jacked up on adrenaline when they make a stop resulting in these kinds of incidents. One has to question, it is necessary to lose one life, $2 Billion property damage and a ex-cop getting 25-40 years on a suspected $20 counterfeit. Or it...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25031

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

... It's easy to point to Chauvin who IMO is a pretty evil dude but all these other shootings that are justified get peddled as the same thing and they shouldn't.. So why the eagerness to save few bad apples even at the cost of entire system credibility? Aren't these few bad apples costing more to ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25031

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

It's not as black and white as other cases, but it wouldn't have happened like that elsewhere. And people anywhere have knives... Very true, our police deal with knife based attacks every day, most are unarmed and ones armed with tasers also are specially trained. There have been cases where author...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25031

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Actually a teenage girl was fatally shot today as well by Columbus OH PD. She was shot whilst trying to stab another girl, I don't think that this can be considered an unjustified police killing, the video shows clearly what she was doing. The slow mo 5 minutes in shows her and the knife. The man k...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25031

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

True, but credit is due to technology here. This trial might have unfortunately ended like the previous ones if it wasn't for the ubiquity of smartphones which allow us to witness pretty much anything that happens anywhere anytime, including the brutal and unnecessary murder of a suspect in broad d...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4265

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Why is it trolling? This is exactly the same idea as the NFL, NBA and NHL. It takes not much fantasy to see those 15 clubs having farm teams in the national leagues and create something like the draft. And once you do not have to qualify for the participation in your national league, it makes it ea...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4265

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

I can't see there's any legal basis by which those clubs could be thrown out of UEFA competitions this season. Likewise, I can't see how banning individual players from representing their country because of an action by their club would stand up in court. For example, the FA might simply chose not ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 4265

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

Interesting move. We will see if it comes to fruition. Hopefully, the EUFA and FIFA will not exclude the players from these clubs to participate in the national teams. Too much money in football. These clubs want to have more money and do this with this protected competition. If the players have an...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12032

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

I think we can safely state that gun control won't happen in America until someone walks into the capitol building and kills 20-30 senators or representatives, even then they'll probably find some excuse not to do anything.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12032

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

We get it, even the mass slaughter in one incident of young children just made all you the gun nuts not give a crap as no one's lives are important than their cradling their precious guns It's sickening, isn't it. In an normal person's mind Sandy Hook should have been America's Dunblane moment. I w...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

At the time, the United States was still that shining beacon on the hill. Muslims and Jews and Sikhs and Christians knew this killing was wrong. We all knew it. We were all in on getting OBL. Then came "....well, I don't really think about him... I don't know where he is..." and everyone ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

The United States had the backing of many nations to go into Afghanistan and take out OBL. Instead, Bush blew all that trust and good will and decided Iraq was the enemy. OBL could have been taken out and Bush been an international hero but no. Now, 20 years later, here we are still in a war zone. ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Just change the names. NZ or Norway couldn't go it alone. https://mmejocelyne.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/first-they-came-for-the/#:~:text=When%20they%20came%20for%20the%20Jews%2C%20I%20remained,the%20Communists%20and%20I%20did%20not%20speak%20out It’s doesn’t matter which country neither of them shou...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Your fellow Kiwis were "playing" there until quite recently. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/17/last-new-zealand-troops-to-leave-afghanistan-in-may I know and I’m disgusted that we got involved, they were no threat to NZ, nor were they a threat to Norway, this was just another Ameri...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Extremists will probably attack India. Something will happen based in Afghanistan. Just like always. They don’t even share a border with India. When was the last time Afghan extremists attacked India? Yup. That is the possibility. They can join hands with the 'Pakistani Extremists' and attack India...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Philip has died
Replies: 53
Views: 5141

Re: Prince Philip has died

Would you vote to abolish your own? Yes, without hesitation. I actually agree it’s undemocratic and a bit weird. But I wouldn’t wanted the queen scrapped just to be replaced by another politician. No thank you. Why not? In Germany, Austria, Italy, and Israel for instance it works just fine. The pre...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Osama bin Laden was hiding in Tora Bora in AFGHANISTAN when GWB decided it just wasn't a big deal to find him because WMDs were all over Iraq. It’s a stretch to say Afghanistan attacked the US, they didn’t most of the 9/11 bombers were Saudis as is OBL, when they didn’t find him in Tora Bora, becau...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: 9/11 Families Still Waiting For Justice - Implore Biden Admin For Help

So how much should the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of other nationals around the world be able to sue the US as unarmed victims of US foreign war adventurism throughout the world? I do not mean this to lessen concern those who lost family members on 9-11. Just wondering. This, it would ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3476

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

We don’t have threads when soldiers are killed in battle either. A cop being killed is just one of the dangers inherent in policing in the US. It’s not really news. If that is the reason... why do mass shootings still make the news? They are as American as apple pie. The mere fact that an internati...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

They don't share a border with the United States, either... When did Afghans attack the United States? Osama bin Laden was hiding in Tora Bora in AFGHANISTAN when GWB decided it just wasn't a big deal to find him because WMDs were all over Iraq. It’s a stretch to say Afghanistan attacked the US, th...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3476

Re: 8 people killed in shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Pretty sad people want to diminish the impact of these events with a catch-all thread, IMO. Even more sad is when a police officer is killed in the line of duty there are never threads about it here. It speaks volumes. We don’t have threads when soldiers are killed in battle either. A cop being kil...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

Extremists will probably attack India. Something will happen based in Afghanistan. Just like always. They don’t even share a border with India. When was the last time Afghan extremists attacked India? They don't share a border with the United States, either... When did Afghans attack the United Sta...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

B777LRF wrote:

It's the epitome of irony that OSM was eventually found in Pakistan.


When did OBL become OSM?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

It’s high time to get out. Time to end the forever wars. I’ll only believe it when I see it though...September is still quite a ways away, plenty of time for the hawks to move the goal posts. 2. The US jumped in and they should stay until they have rebuilt and fixed the mess they have made, if it t...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4970

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Aaron747 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:

Yes, I am. You are making sweeping assumptions and generalizations about programs that it seems you lack direct experience with.


Sure you are :)


Predictable tu quoque fallacy. Care to answer the question instead of deflecting toward me?


Meh!

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

seb146 wrote:
Extremists will probably attack India. Something will happen based in Afghanistan. Just like always.


They don’t even share a border with India. When was the last time Afghan extremists attacked India?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7606

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

The US and NATO is planning to pull out of Afghanistan by September this year. What is Your view on that ? A good idea ? Personally I am sceptical, but I think that 20 years is enough. We can't get stuck in Afghanistan forever and I don't see what more we can do at the moment. I think the operation...

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