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by M564038
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 4138

Re: So far, which year is worst?

A global pandemic killing millions, and leaving billions in semi-isolation all the while the biggest crisis in human history, global warming, is continuing to develop unchecked seasoned by a right-wing extremist attempting a coup in the country traditionally considered the beacon of the west/democra...

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by M564038
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway defies forecasted Cov-19 collapse and sees highest real estate prices ever in May.
Replies: 23
Views: 2156

Re: Norway defies forecasted Cov-19 collapse and sees highest real estate prices ever in May.

Prices central in the cities are still the ones rising the most.

Kiwirob wrote:
A house just down the road from ours sold for 5.6m NOK a few months back. It was listed at 3.6m, it sold after the first viewing. Apartments sit but free standing homes are in limited supply and sell fast.

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by M564038
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?
Replies: 116
Views: 6970

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

You have to grow up and stop this nonsense. This kind of talk is dangerous. Donald Trump is attempting a Coup, and you seem to be supporting it. As to the EC. 2+2 IS 4, also before you make the actual calculation. Get it? There is absolutely no reason to doubt Biden is the winner of the election. No...

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by M564038
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?
Replies: 116
Views: 6970

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

I am so happy being grown up and acting like an adult is coming back in fashion! People are going to look back on this time and be so incredibly embarrassed. If? Biden has won the election. Any suggestion otherwise is delusional. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro I checked the calendar, it’s no...

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by M564038
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 178216

Re: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020

That means that after 15 years of posts wrongfully and uninformed predicting their immidiate demise on this and other aviation forums, they are now in REAL trouble. This is the first time I actually believe they might be going under. The big difference, and this has been the thing protecting Norwegi...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104593

Re: Official Election thread

This is a very precise, and very good analysis. But I hope that this election was as if Germany dodged Hitler in 1935ish. Or he had died of a heart attack in -36. None of the others could have kept the power and people moving into the madness as Hitler did. Göering? No. We must not forget how import...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should elections be managed or supervised by an international organisation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Should elections be managed or supervised by an international organisation?

Indeed ! I am quite impressed! Trump is already marginalized just by the pure power of due process. He started with the Supreme Court, The Senate a gigantic propaganda industry and his presidential powers on his side, and he had nothing compared to pure democracy power. For all the spotlights curren...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104593

Re: Official Election thread

It isn’t a dream scenario, but tell me that I am wrong. Let me remind you they chose his father. How could he be worse? It would take some effort to be worse than anyone that has been president for the GOP in the 20th and 21st century with the possible exeption of Eisenhower. Not Donald Trump Jr. Hi...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104593

Re: Official Election thread

Not Donald Trump Jr. His profile is getting stronger. Privately, even democrats like him. He is supposedly a very down to earth, likeable and friendly person in private. Lately he had shown a knack for populism and political strategy as well. If his personal charisma is a true story and he combines ...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should elections be managed or supervised by an international organisation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Should elections be managed or supervised by an international organisation?

I don’t know why people aren’t more aware of this, but yes, there are several internationaly organized «missions» to conteol and watch each others elections. The OSCE made it’s preliminary report a couple of days ago. These are heavy hitters in international politics, diplomacy, election and democra...

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by M564038
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104593

Re: Official Election thread

Why on earth do you think that would happen? They might be a right-leaning Supreme court and a little crazy, but they aren’t crazy enough to be the ones turning the US into a proto-fascist, authoritarian banana republic. I don't think he's going anywhere. Yes, he’s still in office till January. I th...

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by M564038
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104593

Re: Official Election thread

While this is a relief, for the entire world, and all of humanity, it will take a long time to come to terms with the fact that anyone, even one single person voted for Trump. Even in the 2016 primaries. Much of the aparatus that let this happen will continue to exist, and it will be very hard for U...

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by M564038
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?
Replies: 47
Views: 2439

Re: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?

I am surprised there is so little mention on WHY there is no firm limit or a standard as to when to votes should be ready. And I think the primary answer, formally speaking is that there don’t need to be? The election is November 3, and it decides what the states electoral college representatives is...

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by M564038
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104593

Re: Official Election thread

And he probably won’t either. What incredibly irresponsible behaviour he is showing!

dragon-wings wrote:
marcelh wrote:
Great speech of the President, he just claimed victory. Let the riots start...


But he didn't win yet.

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by M564038
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104593

Re: Official Election thread

Yes, I am sure your biased hunch is a better measure;-) Pollsters have upped their game considerably, and the turnout should tell you something is coocking. And no, it is not to little Donald John’s favour. Mayve some decency have returned to the US? I'm going to take a stab at this - Trump will win...

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by M564038
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terror attack in Vienna
Replies: 25
Views: 1551

Re: Terror attack in Vienna

And you forget that this contributed to many facets of what we call european culture. In much of that time one could actually see islamic culture as being more modern than the european, and this gave very important impulses towards the enlightenment. But yes, there was hundreds of years of struggles...

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by M564038
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terror attack in Vienna
Replies: 25
Views: 1551

Re: Terror attack in Vienna

We don’t quite know, do we?
But we do know we have them, don’t we.
In fact, atheists are underrepresented in violent crime and crime in general, that should tell you something about moral and ethics not being a religious trademark.

bennett123 wrote:
Laws and morals based on what?.

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by M564038
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 7069

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

Reading 538’s final prediction for the election this year, and compare it to 2016’s, do make me more optimistic on behalf of the planet! 2016: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/final-election-update-theres-a-wide-range-of-outcomes-and-most-of-them-come-up-clinton/ 2020: https://fivethirtyeight.co...

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by M564038
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6270

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

They have corrected quite a bit, especially the amount of less educated peiole they poll. There is no law of nature saying the polling error margins would tip in his direction again this time either way, though. I have been assuming Joe Biden will win this. And yet, he isn't doing much better than C...

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by M564038
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terror attack in Vienna
Replies: 25
Views: 1551

Re: Terror attack in Vienna

We don’t know if it was Islamists yet, do we?
I am not saying it is not, but remember Vienna is a strong symbol both of the far right and Islamists. 1683 and all of that..
The rest of us, across the political spectrum is just angered and sad over uneccesary killing and pain, as always.

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by M564038
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6270

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

Indeed, several of these battleground states are within polling error, and I have personally applied for jobs with way less than a 1/10 chance of getting them! However, and even regardless of all the GOP cheating going on, there is a record turnout, and that is not because people that didn’t vote th...

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by M564038
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6270

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

538 went from «favored» to «clearly favored» to win the election for Biden today after taking all the last polls into account. They give Trump a 9/100 chance. In 2016 they gave him around 25/100 at this stage if I remember correctly. They are not sure it will be all clear on election day. Fingers cr...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 28006

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

The problem is that masks just aren’t that effective. They do increase the margins, but all of the «90% reduction» chit-chat, gives the wrong impression. Time + distance + airflow + number of peope are the biggies. This is why you see such huge differences even between very similar cultures and soci...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 7069

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

The polls show the enthusiasm is stronger on the democratic side. Voter turnout is very high. (For being the US). If the system of electoral votes and gerrymandering hadn’t been in place, this would have been over a long time ago. And that is even with 45 years of organized right wing propaganda and...

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by M564038
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Total Apathy
Replies: 19
Views: 2544

Re: Total Apathy

I think it is important to know that most people go through several rough patches in life. It is a very usual occurence, and you are not alone about it. Don’t be afraid to seek professional help, all kinds of people do this all the time. Had this pandemic lock-down thing struck about 10 years ago, I...

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by M564038
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 28006

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

Sweden will not do lockdown. But 4 weeks ago restaurants bars etc had people now most of them are quit empty. Authorizies start to veryfy social distancing much more strict since a few days back. Stockholm region and Skåne / Scania has fast increasing numbers of cases. Scania still has much lower y...

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by M564038
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck
Replies: 40
Views: 2192

Re: 1,000hp 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck

Electric cars are Sexy. They pollute incrdeibly much less than Dinosaur cars, they have a wonderful acceleration and they don’t make Farting noises while doing it.
Zooooooooom!

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by M564038
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4367

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

«Pro islamist left». Lol. It is such a extreme right wing fantasy that it is i possible to know wether one should cry or laugh. The side that wants to hold government, society and public life open to religious feelings is, and have always been the right. This is one of the few times when I wish all ...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Positions (Prostitution)
Replies: 18
Views: 1060

Re: Political Positions (Prostitution)

Buying sex became illegal here around 10 years ago, while selling is legal.
This has reduced trafficking, reduced prostitution and made it safer for those still selling. A very succesfull way of doing it.

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by M564038
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Effect of Biden or Trump victory on Far left and Far right in the next 4 years.
Replies: 60
Views: 2815

Re: Effect of Biden or Trump victory on Far left and Far right in the next 4 years.

The furthest left you get in american politics is only slightly left of centre anywhere else. But the US do have a large chunk of extreme right-wingers, carefully cultivated through misleading propaganda to vote for people that doesn’t vote for them. The GOP gave up honest politics after the 1948 el...

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by M564038
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2727

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

I can confirm the law in my country is indeed the opposite. Within reason. If you arranged your window as some sort of Red Light District-affair, it would be something else, but you aren’t required to have blinders to engage in legal activities;-) Employers should be happy employees are willing to c...

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by M564038
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2727

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

I don’t think I would get fired. As long as I could say I was in my own home and didn’t know the camera was on, it would be nowhere near a reason for termination. I would win the court case. Would I quit? Yes. Neither masturbating or being computer illiterate is illegal. Toobin has not been terminat...

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by M564038
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2727

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

Neither masturbating or being computer illiterate is illegal.

slider wrote:
Toobin has not been terminated yet.

Insanity. We allow this to happen.

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by M564038
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My prediction for the presidential debates
Replies: 270
Views: 22174

Re: My prediction for the presidential debates

White people without college is his base. Biden doesn’t really need them. Trump somehow managed to keep white people WITH college voting GOO in 2016 while holding their nose. He has lost them this time. They are embarrassed. I think that is the tipping point, not the uneducated, fox news watching dr...

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by M564038
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5239

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

The fetus is a part of the woman’s body until birth. Until birth, the woman is the Patient. However, smart as we humans are, we can keep several thoughts at once and protect the fetus at the same time. As for the father... you ejaculate. If there is a live birth 9 months later, then you have a say. ...

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by M564038
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4367

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Religion has no more protection than any other opinion or feeling a person holds. I will not insult your body, the color of your skin, your handicaps, gender, sexual orientation or anything that you haven’t chosen or are born with. I will help you when you are a person in need or as a neighbour, I w...

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by M564038
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2727

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

I think you will find, for once, most of us in agreement with you;-)

NIKV69 wrote:
Nicoeddf wrote:

Fully agree, Zoom is dangerous. He should have taken a business trip as pre COVID and should have masturbated in the meeting room. You know, old school.


Zoom is not dangerous, not knowing when and where to masturbate is.

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by M564038
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5239

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

No one do abortions because they want to, it is not easy on a womans body. I believe, no wait, I know science have nailed the limitations on abortions because I have sat there with a 14-16 week fetus in my hand and know what it really looks like. The 12-18 week fetus is not a living, breathing, self...

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by M564038
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2727

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

Haha, always!

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Do people have a scan/checklist to confirm they’re dressed at the office? Wow, just Wow.

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by M564038
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 189222

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Wow, I didn’t know Finland had that few I thought it was more like Norway than Sweden. Norway stretches a bit longer, but also has half the population of sweden. OSL had 12 Million domestic travellers in 2019. Quite a spectacular difference. Even smaller than Sweden?? And compared to Norway and Swed...

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by M564038
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2727

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

When you are entering or starting a Zoom-meeting you need to be in the same frame of mind as standing on stage for a lecture, entering the office door on your workplace or going on air on radio or TV. You need to have the Video on/off and mute-button as seriously in your scan/checklist as wether you...

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by M564038
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4367

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%3ATerroris...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4367

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoono

Most terrorist attacks in europe is not Jihadi, but they tend to be more deadly. But more importantly: More people, a lot more people, a whole lot more people die in their bath tubs than from terrorism. Year after year after year. Maybe that is why you aren’t allowed to bring water through security....

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by M564038
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 1103
Views: 189222

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Even smaller than Sweden?? Finland has effectively closed its borders to everyone except those with Finnish citizenship or proof of residency in Finland, apart from a few exceptional cases Finnair also seem to be still blocking the middle seat on some flights. I just flew ARN-HEL and it was about 80...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4367

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

No man, I am not reaching, it is a pretty mainstream analysis of what went so wrong in american politics at the time. As for the first point, I can only refer to statistics. Claiming terrorism in the west is all about muslims, is simply wrong. Not so fast. 1/Christians do their share of terrorist at...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4367

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Not so fast. 1/Christians do their share of terrorist attacks. In my country they are so far behind ALL terrorist attacks. 2/One could easily the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq was religiously(extreme evangelical right wing) motivated by the Bush Jr administration. Extreme Religious nutcases on b...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4367

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

This is an important point that is often forgotten! We should protect minorities against racism, we must always protect those that are «weak»er in a society, against forces that are more powerful. And that goes for muslims as individuals in a lot of western societies. However, Islam itself, is an im...

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by M564038
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4367

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Agreed. It is the only viable path forward. Religious feelings does not stand above any other feelings, and certainly not above human rights and freedom of expression. These are the civilzed, Liberal ideas that the west is built upon, and what stops us from decending into dark ages. Two Russian MMA ...

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by M564038
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4367

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Several here did. Mainstream newspapers, also shown on TV news when there have been cases surrounding it. Extreme Religious nutcases on both sides (the christian and islamic) are equally bad, they are working towards destabilizing society, and de-humanize those on «the other side» destroying peace a...

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