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by Kiwirob
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3973

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Ok, I'll bite, what would your proposal be? How would it be amended? Disband it in its entirety, the developed nations cannot and should not be the end game for everyone who isn't happy with their country of birth. Lets face it the system has been abused, it was never envisioned when set up in the ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Isn't that why China (along with South Korea and Japan) is spending billions on hydrogen research, to wean themselves off imported oil and coal?? I don't understand who really thinks hydrogen is a good solution a fuel. Sure it may be the most abundant element in the universe, but it sur isn't here ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3973

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

And the Refugee confention of the UNHCR. Would indeed be quite a serious thing if Denmark would have done that. Not even Orban dares to make such a move, formally. It's a very old and now outdated treaty, in 1951 when the convention was ratified it was never intended to be abused to the level it's ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Not just coal and oil. Iron ore and other raw metals, soy beans, meat, and various other products that are essential for a modern and comfortable life. To be fair, any country in this globalized economy would be hit hard by sanctions. The US probably has the greatest ability to limit the hardships ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3973

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Denmark just ended Asylum Seeker last May. And there are some more countries in Europe that will end it too. I bet Finland, Poland, Romania and Czech Republic has already ended too. Any other countries in Europe in your opinion that also end Asylum Seeker or is just these 5? None, it would violate ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Right now they are dependent on outside consumption and exports and require outside resources to meet that. Outside resources are required for internal consumption as well. Not sure if when they will be independent from coal and oil. bt Not just coal and oil. Iron ore and other raw metals, soy bean...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Right now they are dependent on outside consumption and exports and require outside resources to meet that. Outside resources are required for internal consumption as well. Not sure if when they will be independent from coal and oil. bt Isn't that why China (along with South Korea and Japan) is spe...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14356

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

In France there is a commonly held belief (difficult/impossible to prove) that US weapons/hardware can be shut down by the US at any time. Tell me those feelings do not date back to WWII where the USA pushed for the dismantling of colonies? Which was ironic since the US has many of there own coloni...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14356

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Yes I will repeat the main issue is the lying and doing secret deals (that are still secret, at least we don't know what Australia will get). We can also conclude that Australia's industry isn't able to build a submarine, but the country isn't admitting it. They built the Collins class, and I'm sur...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 197
Views: 29041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2021

Don't be too sure about that. We're probably on the cusp of having a serious reduction in spending on new roads (or even a moratorium) because of climate change considerations. And I'll wager anything you like that a secondary airport for Auckland just ain't gonna happen - and even if it did, it wo...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2766

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

Observation towers do well when there’s interesting things to see out the window. This is Ft. Worth...come on now :lol: I actually have a good idea as a lot of people thought the London Eye would not work for London, but had become the most visited paid tourist attraction in Britain. You can't comp...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

It's interesting in Norway for the last conscription call up 70% of the conscripts were female. Can you explain how that works? How does a nation conscript so few people, and then target them by gender? And how do the Norwegian people feel .. this seems unfair. All the kids are sent a questionnaire...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Both of them practice armed neutrality. I'm not sure that NZ could afford that. Both countries have significantly downsized there militaries in the past 2 decades. Ireland is another example. The Swiss are getting F-35s, and the Swedes have aggressively ramped up from two decades of mis-investment ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 135
Views: 6697

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

What exactly is an influencer and how does one become one? Is it self-declared? It basically means you are unemployed and upload videos that other unemployed people watch. And if you happen to be attractive and wear bikinis/workout clothes a lot and can dance you can make a lot of money from it.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

johns624 wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
I'd be happier if NZ was non aligned similar to Switzerland or Sweden.
Both of them practice armed neutrality. I'm not sure that NZ could afford that.


Both countries have significantly downsized there militaries in the past 2 decades. Ireland is another example.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The US is a bigger menace to world peace than China has ever been, go on prove me wrong. Someone mentioned a good analogy today that AUKUS is like an online group chat. When there is someone in the group chat that everyone doesn't like you then create a new group chat without that person. kiwirob y...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 177
Views: 13672

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

As a pure tanker, the A330MRTT is better because it 1) actually works as a tanker, and b) it can load more fuel. And the additional fuel the LMXT adds will help improve the usable ferry and loiter range of the plane. Since it lacks a dedicated cargo door like the KC-46, KC-10 and KC-135 it is not a...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Don’t be so naive. China does a lot worse all around the world, they just do it sneakily with coercion and other methods rather than militarily. That said, ask South China Sea nations what they think of Chinas military! Sinking their fishing boats in their own territory. When was the last time Chin...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

When was the last time the Chinese Communist Party killed multi millions of people? You have to go back many decades. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_massacres_in_China#1987 OK, yeah. But they KILLED MULTI MILLIONS OF PEOPLE! That's kinda a big thing. And you are just brushing it off because....

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14356

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

To be honest, these kind of games between the big boys with nukes, makes the case why those without nukes who can build them, should. And to hell with non-proliferation because you cannot trust no one anymore. The only trustworthy nukes are the nukes you own and can hit back with. Israel with US ba...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14356

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Here is the concerning part for the world. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/15/australia-nuclear-powered-submarines-us-uk-security-partnership-aukus Some critics of the agreement warn that it sets a dangerous precedent for countries to exploit a loophole in the NPT. The treaty al...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

What's the difference between China pushing its weight around and the US pushing its weight around, both do it, what makes the US right and the Chinese wrong? When was the last time China started a war which lead to millions of deaths and the destabilisation of the middle east for 20 years and coun...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

You left Australia (among a few others of course). China is definitely pushing its weight around. Tugg What's the difference between China pushing its weight around and the US pushing its weight around, both do it, what makes the US right and the Chinese wrong? When was the last time China started ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The US and UK don't have any capacity to build subs for anyone other than themselves. Tempest won't be shelved, doing that would make the UK far too sub servant to US political whims. This is completely false. The last two Astute subs are under construction. Devonshire Dock Hall was expanded in 201...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

What's the difference between China pushing its weight around and the US pushing its weight around, both do it, what makes the US right and the Chinese wrong? When was the last time China started a war which lead to millions of deaths and the destabilisation of the middle east for 20 years and coun...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Australia should not build the subs in Australia. To build a Virginia or Astute class sub in Australia the price would be instantly doubled. Australia does not have the facilities, the experience or industry to make high end submarines. The workers on the Collins class are retired. Australia should...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Bullying Vietnam and the Philipines is a different matter. You left Australia (among a few others of course). China is definitely pushing its weight around. Tugg What's the difference between China pushing its weight around and the US pushing its weight around, both do it, what makes the US right a...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

To the question of why the RAN needs SSN’s, look at how vast the Pacific is, look at China’s accelerating build up. The reaction from China suggests this already has the desired effect and it is the right decision. Of course if we get some small number of nuclear subs it is destabilising security, ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 302
Views: 17640

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Will such a submarine be ready to take to the water within 40-50 years? It's a huge announcement, but all it will take is a return to Trump in the USA and the whole thing is finished. It won't be a new boat, just a mod of an Astute or Virginia and likely the Virginia Blk V or VI. Won't be SSN(X) as...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

Don't want to rile anyone up here, but I think security-wise, US aviation has somewhat lost its glamour from the post-911 security improvements. Take a look at all the bad behavior we get around us all the time. I seriously hope that someone (not specifically saying who or what) doesn't use that as...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 197
Views: 29041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2021

What ever happen to WRE building an new airport? Did that idea go away or is not like AKL and building an new runway? Sort of project. Various issues including cost and objections came up. It’s still on the plans. I personally think it should be built near Marsden on enough land that it could event...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF buys 56 C-295 transport aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 3300

Re: IAF buys 56 C-295 transport aircraft

By why would they? Why would you be a line worker engineer in America when you can be a VP or Manager in India? There will always be people who will have the drive and look for such opportunities. Besides with the ease of air travel, there is opportunity to operate in both countries. Because you're...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4519

Re: What happened to Denver?

Didn't homelessness go hand in hand with joblessness, joblessness in the US started in the Reagan era when companies started to shut down manufacturing plants and exported production/jobs to low cost countries? Social dumping to provide increased profits fueled by corporate greed have a lot to do wi...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4519

Re: What happened to Denver?

When its not the government fault (because they are of my leaning) its society's fault. Society fault means, it would never be fixed, unless the entire societal structure is dismantled. And yes, by government's force. I wonder why we don't see that on some other cities and just some cities. Does ap...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1319

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

Ethel Kennedy: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan shouldn’t be freed https://apnews.com/article/california-ethel-kennedy-sirhan-sirhan-kerry-kennedy-e46c8714f35466e18dd6cf548093f3ff Ethel Kennedy, the wife of the late Robert F. Kennedy, says assassin Sirhan Sirhan should not be released from prison, furthe...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed

We live in Arizona, and if we set our AC to 67 then our electric bills will go sky high and could potentially damage our HVAC equipment. Surely there is HVAC equipment designed for warmer climates? "Basement"? Personally, I think that homes are designed completely wrong these days. Kitche...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1007

Re: The Best Setting For A Window Air Conditioner Is Actually Medium Cool / Medium Fan Speed

I guess it is a personal thing, if you live in a tropical location and are used to hot temps all your life perhap 79 is okay for you. I prefer sleeping within a 60-65f range, hence the bedsheets. We live in Arizona, and if we set our AC to 67 then our electric bills will go sky high and could poten...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1431

Re: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break

I saw Gordon Lightfoot about 15 years ago. That's when I realized that "oldies" acts were just "old" acts now. They've lost it but still need the fame, money or adoration (or all 3) and just can't let it go. Ditto for the Rolling Stones, they were shit. You crazy they are one of...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1431

Re: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break

I saw Gordon Lightfoot about 15 years ago. That's when I realized that "oldies" acts were just "old" acts now. They've lost it but still need the fame, money or adoration (or all 3) and just can't let it go. Ditto for the Rolling Stones, they were shit. On the other hand I took ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break
Replies: 25
Views: 1431

Re: ABBA Returns After 40 Year Break

...and the world yawned... Don't get me wrong, it'll have no effect on my life. Their music wasn't my cup of tea at the time. But the women in my life beg to differ. I've had to sit through those god awful films (Julie Walters, Cher etc) more than once. A part of the world will care very much. Edit...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17352

Re: Texas abortion law

I was always to understand that to bring suit against another party, actual damages did or will occur against the plaintiff. So how is exercising ones' legal activity, an abortion, actionable by filing a lawsuit? I think this law will be thrown out when someone attempts to sue for damages they have...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17352

Re: Taxes abortion law

Out of all the pregnancies, abortion accounts for very, very few of them. Republicans and the "right to birth" crowd don't care that abortion for birth control accounts for so few abortions. This is another excuse for right wing evangelicals to control women. They are all outraged over ho...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17352

Re: Texas abortion law

johns624 wrote:
Texas had to ban abortions because they have to replace all of the people who were too stupid to get vaccinated, who are dying of Covid down there.


I wish this forum had a like button!

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17352

Re: Texas abortion law

At last, Texas is doing it right. About time to challenge the fallacy that an abortion is a 'constitutional right'. If Democrats believe abortion should be federally protected, they can if they wish enact federal legislation protecting it. Not hiding under the false pretense that this is in the con...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17352

Re: Taxes abortion law

Out of all the pregnancies, abortion accounts for very, very few of them. Republicans and the "right to birth" crowd don't care that abortion for birth control accounts for so few abortions. This is another excuse for right wing evangelicals to control women. They are all outraged over ho...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17352

Re: Taxes abortion law

The Supreme Court early Wednesday let a Texas state law take effect that allows private citizens to sue to uphold a ban on the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. Link to politico article Two things seem very odd to me: 1. 6 weeks limit 2. private citizens can sue 1. 6 weeks limit is absurd, it...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4885

Re: Universal Healthcare

All you have to do is watch tv shows like Dr Pimple Popper to see how applying the US medical system is. On tonight’s show Roger has two sheep’s testicle sized growths growing on his face. He was uninsured and couldn’t get help. This wouldn’t be an issue in nearly all developed developed countries w...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4885

Re: Universal Healthcare

With Democrats controlling the house, senate and White House will they push for universal healthcare before the 2022 midterms? We need universal healthcare in the U.S. I think Democrats will still control all three branches after the midterms due to the rhetoric and policies on the right. Will univ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 130
Views: 7064

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

Ken777 wrote:

Taiwan's real power though is the high tech production and I can't see that killed.


This. I believe if China made a real push for Taiwan the Taiwanese would capitulate without putting up much if any fight, they have too much to lose if the country is flattened and it’s industry destroyed.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis to resign ? ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2640

Re: Pope Francis to resign ? ?

marcelh wrote:
Who cares?
Watch the news of Afghanistan and see the world is better of without worshiping and interpretation of some ancient books….


Amen to that!

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