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by Kent350787
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 213
Views: 8434

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Deves has no chance in Warringah, but continued support for her is a dog whistle to other electorates that may be more I. Line with her views.

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by Kent350787
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5405

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

is there a point in a pregnancy at which time an abortion should no longer be allowed? 24 weeks gestation is broadly considered to be the boundary of foetal viability. However, there will always be a small range of circumstances where later term termination is in the correct medical decision for th...

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by Kent350787
Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 84
Views: 4449

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

NRT and HKG. I transited SIN 15 years before visiting the country.

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by Kent350787
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 2930

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

One can be sad that a tragedy has occurred while also wanting to protect their own home and family. When seconds count, the police are minutes away. We've seen in recent years through riots, a pandemic, and an attempted coup that the government can't protect us from everything. Ideally a firearm is...

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by Kent350787
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 43
Views: 2470

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

EK - SYD-AKL-SYD (my only A345 flights)

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by Kent350787
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 213
Views: 8434

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

https://www.9news.com.au/national/anthony-albanese-tests-positive-to-covid19-routine-pcr/209ede9b-b398-4e68-89e9-85691fb9f6c1 Anthony Albanese tests positive for COVID-19 1less week of media scrutiny I guess has it silver linings Wonder if Morrison will as well as they were close contact and shook ...

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by Kent350787
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 2930

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

I still think that it would be most effective for this forum to adopt a single "latest mass shooting in the USA thread with a "Thoughts and Prayers" pinned post. Every single thread on the latest senseless gun murder shows that gun homicide is as American as apple pie. Also, those wh...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 213
Views: 8434

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Polls narrowing in Aussie? There has been some narrowing of the Labor lead in the last week. Albanese (the Labor leader) appears to have finally switched to attack mode, and won last night's TV debate hosted on Sky, the Australian equivalent of Fox (Murdoch owned, hard right wing, but much lower ra...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 2930

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

I still think that it would be most effective for this forum to adopt a single "latest mass shooting in the USA thread with a "Thoughts and Prayers" pinned post. Every single thread on the latest senseless gun murder shows that gun homicide is as American as apple pie. Also, those who...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5405

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

All these pro-life, anti-choicers would be all in favour of god-induced abortion if it were available. Pray that pregnancy away! :pray: What about those who think life begins at conception and nothing to do with religion? Then they shouldn't get abortions. Why are they trying to force their beliefs...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5405

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

My country has one of the lowest abortion rates in the world, yet abortion is legal in every jurisdiction in the country. Maybe there are ways other than criminalising women to reduce the number of abortions (if that, rather than control, is the aim of legislation such as this in Oklahoma). Colorad...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 2930

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

CAn I be the first to offer the extremely valuable thoughts and prayers.

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CDC plans to extend mask mandate
Replies: 82
Views: 4803

Re: CDC plans to extend mask mandate

Regardless of the merits of whether or not it is a good idea, why should a bunch of unelected bureaucrats make policies like this? It's the bureaucracy's job analyze data and make recommendations to elected officials who do have the power and responsibility to make policy. Interesting comment. In m...

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by Kent350787
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 213
Views: 8434

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

What's the approval rating for both parties now? It’s an interesting one from looking at the news, polls suggest ALP still in front but it’s losing support,the coalition is gain only marginally but the independents are gaining the most support One of the sports bets have had more money being placed...

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by Kent350787
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL Vs KAL Vs QTR to Bangkok
Replies: 10
Views: 1277

Re: JAL Vs KAL Vs QTR to Bangkok

Which factors are you most interested in for your decision making process - price, ease of access from home, ease of transfer at one or two airports? I've only flown JAL out of the three, and have no idea about transfers at ORD. I assume you'd be on AA DCA-ORD? Transfer at NRT is a breeze, and the 3...

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by Kent350787
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5405

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

My country has one of the lowest abortion rates in the world, yet abortion is legal in every jurisdiction in the country.

Maybe there are ways other than criminalising women to reduce the number of abortions (if that, rather than control, is the aim of legislation such as this in Oklahoma).

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by Kent350787
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 777-9 routes?
Replies: 31
Views: 3760

Re: British Airways 777-9 routes?

I was surprised to see BA return to SYD, even with the downgauge from 77W to 789. A 779 would only ever happen as a tag on SIN.

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by Kent350787
Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 64004

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

738 (or 38M) from NTL to SIN would be stretching it for range. Possibly Scoot from NTL-SIN may be a better bet. i wouldn't be surprised Newcastle/Port Stephens Council in partnership with the NSW Government draws on the states' 'Aviation Attraction Interest Fund' is able to at least bring NZ to the...

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by Kent350787
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is London-Hawaii market booming?
Replies: 54
Views: 6801

Re: Is London-Hawaii market booming?

Its a tiny market. For example for the last month available (Feb 2022), there were mere 4,877 visitors from Europe to Hawaii. This compares to 8,282 visitors who came in February 2019. Top markets from Europe where Germany, UK, France, Italy and Switzerland. To put the 8,282 in perspective, in Feb ...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 64004

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

ZL6674 and ZL6681 was also delayed by multiple hours due to aircraft issues today too. GFF also faced a 4.5 hour delay a couple of days ago because of Saab issues. They're piling up very quickly. Not to mention the Rex bus shortage at SYD that has been causing strife with flights. Sounds like a rep...

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by Kent350787
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reading proficiency among kids
Replies: 22
Views: 1172

Re: Reading proficiency among kids

I do know my handwriting has gone downhill in recent years--all the texting and typing means I rarely write anything other than things like grocery lists, reminders, and notes for myself. And sometimes I have difficulty reading them later! Yup. Learnt cursive growing up, but my yr7 (7th grade) Engl...

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by Kent350787
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 64004

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Speaking of demand Delta is ramping up services to 10 flights a week… Delta is boosting Sydney-LAX to ten flights each week Despite the loss of longtime partner Virgin Australia, Delta is going all-in with its sole trans-Pacific route. Soaring demand between Australia and the United States is drivi...

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by Kent350787
Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the shortest flight from your airport?
Replies: 49
Views: 3676

Re: What is the shortest flight from your airport?

Positioning (cargo), there are regular BAe 146 flights on the 8.9nm between SYD and BWU. The shortest RPT flight is SYD-BHS at 83nm.

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by Kent350787
Thu Mar 31, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2295

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

https://youtu.be/rjkrjYitgeA If Australia would vote this to be their anthem it gets my vote as the best. It’s the official unofficial anthem…. Every Aussie knows the real Australian anthem is GANGgajang - Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)!: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ML9h3I5Uktw&feature=em...

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by Kent350787
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

The only real senior figures left are Albanese, Wong, Plibersek and Shorten who remain from that era. And I don’t see that as a negative, I think those 4 (especially Wong and Plibersek) would take a hot steaming dump over any member of the Liberal or National as Prime Minister. It may also be that ...

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by Kent350787
Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Cathay Pacific convert its 777x order to 787-10?
Replies: 11
Views: 2119

Re: Will Cathay Pacific convert its 777x order to 787-10?

My gut feeling is that CX will take 779s... but I wouldn't be surprised. If CX does recover to its previous glory the A35K will seem a bit small for the premium and high demand routes, but if not then the A35K is more right-sized, and the 78X would of course be a great fit for the regional network ...

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by Kent350787
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

I’ve never seen a Labor member thoroughly destroy their own leader in parliament whilst in government like Fierravanti-Wells did last night. It was epic. Adds to Barnaby’s “fraud and liar” comments As I’ve said before given the media usually favours the Coalition in election campaigns there’s a goo...

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by Kent350787
Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4493

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

Australia was built on convict labour, and most Australians embrace that now I have First Fleet convict ancestors, plus a second fleet soldier. I'm ultimately glad they were sent here, but I still see no value in the monarch of the UK being Australia's Monarch also. The Jamaican reasoning is quite ...

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by Kent350787
Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2295

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Not Australia. The New Zealand one is pretty good.

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by Kent350787
Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4493

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

If only Australia would do the same thing (become a republic that is)..... In a country built on slavery, I can see why a movement for a republic can gain real traction. Australia was built on convict labour, and most Australians embrace that now I have First Fleet convict ancestors, plus a second ...

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by Kent350787
Mon Mar 28, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

Really? I distinctly remember the Morrison said he will commit money to investigate fast rail in a national plan Let's just say that the National Faster Rail Agency hasn't wasted any of its funding on a flashy website. https://www.nfra.gov.au/ I expect that the NFRA CEO responsibility was added to ...

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by Kent350787
Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4493

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

If only Australia would do the same thing (become a republic that is).....

In a country built on slavery, I can see why a movement for a republic can gain real traction.

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by Kent350787
Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW
Replies: 95
Views: 16073

Re: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW

I wasn't expecting this flight. Considering how often flying from LAX I must connect (no offered direct flight), it makes sense to fly to AA's connector hub. This is like ANZ flying to IAH, done to ensure the network has the maximum connections. As I hub, I understand SYD-DFW. Unfortunately, QF is ...

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by Kent350787
Fri Mar 25, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

But you are belting him over the head over it, as i said damned if we do damned if we do not I thought you'd decided you didn't trust either side? I still think your best option is to spoil your vote if you can't trust the Coalition or Labor. I can't see anything positive in this term of Government...

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by Kent350787
Fri Mar 25, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

One has to wonder about Chinese intentions in "foreign aid" https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/chinas-debt-trap-diplomacy/ Firstly ASPI are a notorious neocon group. Secondly do you think Australia just doles out foreign “aid” from the goodness of our heart? All foreign “aid” is influence ...

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by Kent350787
Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can an airline survive with a small fleet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: Can an airline survive with a small fleet?

It can work as long as utilsation allows enough flex to ensure reliability. TT in Australia was a good example of not getting the balance right, and was reknowned as being an airline you'd only fly if you could afford not getting to your destination on the day you planned.

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by Kent350787
Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if... the 2008 QF/BA Merger Had Gone Ahead?
Replies: 12
Views: 2675

Re: What if... the 2008 QF/BA Merger Had Gone Ahead?

I think back to the time when their were rumours around QF taking over AA, but I'm old. It was actually more a discussion around QF market capitalisation being higher than AA, but still interesting. I agree that a BA/QF would likely have seen the demise of QF other than perhaps as local branding of ...

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by Kent350787
Thu Mar 24, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

Interesting polling released by Roy Morgan yesterday, showing Scott Morrison with the greatest distrust score of currently serving politicians and Penny Wong, followed by Anthony Albanese with the highest trust scores https://www.roymorgan.com/findings/8933-political-trust-distrust-australian-leade...

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by Kent350787
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

From the discussion above, ALP seems to be Albanese Labor Party. I am guessing Albanese is either a religion or a community or a popular region in Australia. Did know that Mr. Morisson bought coal to the parliament. And this is when world-over people and Governments are moving away from fossil fuel...

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by Kent350787
Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

To be honest I was thinking of doing that or just getting my name ticked off at polling and casting a donkey, I am very weary of ALP and do not trust Albo and especially Penny Wong So far neither side has demonstrated that they have earned my vote Interesting polling released by Roy Morgan yesterda...

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by Kent350787
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

To be honest I was thinking of doing that or just getting my name ticked off at polling and casting a donkey, I am very weary of ALP and do not trust Albo and especially Penny Wong So far neither side has demonstrated that they have earned my vote Interesting polling released by Roy Morgan yesterda...

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by Kent350787
Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

A vote for Labor is a vote for Bill Shorten to become PM (he has always believed this to be his entitlement) within a year or two after his faceless mates spill Albo out. This sounds like scaremongering by an Albo hater. The leadership of both parties has been surprisingly stable this term. Isn't S...

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by Kent350787
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

That's right. If Labor win the upcoming election, there is absolutely no chance of Scomo becoming/remaining PM. As of March 13 on a 2 party preferred basis, 56-44 in Labor's favour. https://www.roymorgan.com/findings/8917-federal-voting-intention-mid-march-2022-202203160002 Even if the Coalition co...

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by Kent350787
Mon Mar 21, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 50385

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Apologies for my poor typing. Hopefully people can work out I was referring to Sydney trains' current industrial woes, combined with weather and Covid.

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by Kent350787
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022
Replies: 249
Views: 50385

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2022

Qantas has managed to change its SYD terminal transfer so badly that calling it a mess is flattering. At the start of the pandemic, all the bus drivers employed by QF were retrenched and replaced by contract bus drivers. The issue is the QF drivers had airside licenses so were able to do the transf...

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by Kent350787
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Main Cabin Intl meals
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Delta Main Cabin Intl meals

Some of the recent video trip reports on YouTube are showing that DL cut out the appetizer portion of the menu revamp. So just entree, bread, and dessert. Well that didn't last long ... It's continuing a trend that was started by QF for long-haul coach meals: eliminate starters and salads, and enla...

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by Kent350787
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8766

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

If Labour wins, there is no chance he can become the prime Minister right? Seems that Labour is winning What are the polls now? That's right. If Labor win the upcoming election, there is absolutely no chance of Scomo becoming/remaining PM. As of March 13 on a 2 party preferred basis, 56-44 in Labor...

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by Kent350787
Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 92
Views: 5948

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

I think you have heard of Dua Lipa and Lil Nas X but just don't want to acknowledge there are people who work and not just take the easy way out. Nope, never heard of them. I'm 62 and mainly interested in classic rock. I'm 57 and only really know of them beacuse I have teenaged kids, one of whom is...

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by Kent350787
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4395

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

cpd wrote:
I would like this in my country too, sadly it won’t happen.


It's those Queenslanders! Here in Sydney sunrise was just before 7am today, with winter still a couple of months away. But I think most people could cope with winter sunrise around 8am and sunset around 6pm.

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by Kent350787
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 516
Views: 37760

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

In China, Towns 90%+ vaccinated were quarantine over a month even when it was Delta. As I have posted in previous quarter thread. Thus their response isn't comparable. I think most have had it with quarantines, especially the vaccinated . It will be interesting to follow what is occurring. Here in ...

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