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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9663

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

This year I won’t be waiting in line to vote as a result of my terrible accident and not being able to go anyway. I hope you have a speedy recovery. Cheers Dutchy - I've accepted it now but the first week and immediately out of hospital was very tough both physically (pain) and mentally with depres...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 248
Views: 9663

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

They are all as useless as each other. Both sides stuffed up answering gotcha questions, the PM kept calling journos “Mr Speaker”, along with confusing the weekly amount versus the daily amount. Maybe the only bright spot was the “google it” response to one of those questions (he answered it anyway...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 2991

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

Kent350787 wrote:
CAn I be the first to offer the extremely valuable thoughts and prayers.


I second that, there’s no better protection from guns than god!! America!!

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9749

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Here's a meme that is math related... With a little bit of climate change and gender studies for good measure. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51142598812_34b43c2972_n.jpg I’m not picking up on this one really. Can you break down where the humor is? same here, it's beyond my understanding :( Th...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Flown Airline?
Replies: 42
Views: 2632

Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

I think the best forum for such questions is the Travel, Polls forum… just saying. Since this is an aviation forum which airlines have you flown on the most? 1. SAS 686 flights 2. Lufthansa 103 3. Widerøe 69 4. Air NZ 46 5. Norwegian 44 Holy cow! SK/LH combined almost 800 flights… If you are travel...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Flown Airline?
Replies: 42
Views: 2632

Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

johns624 wrote:
Why did you put it in the non-av forum then? :D
While I don't keep track of flights, my top three airlines would be DL, NW and UA.


Whoops I didn't think it was a serious enough question for the civil aviation forum, it can be moved if a mod wants to do that.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Jimmy Savile Doc - A British Horror Story
Replies: 36
Views: 2063

Re: Netflix Jimmy Savile Doc - A British Horror Story

One thing I am concerned with especially here in the USA (like in Florida) is to reverse policies to give age appropriate comprehensive sex education to minors. In large part it is to pander to 'religious' voters who believe GLTBQ's are 'immoral freaks', to discourage or repress even if painful hav...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Flown Airline?
Replies: 42
Views: 2632

Your Most Flown Airline?

Since this is an aviation forum which airlines have you flown on the most?

1. SAS 686 flights
2. Lufthansa 103
3. Widerøe 69
4. Air NZ 46
5. Norwegian 44

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Food shortage late 2022?
Replies: 40
Views: 3618

Re: Global Food shortage late 2022?

If a country can’t produce enough food to feeds its population then there’s an excess population issue that’s goes far beyond this war. Do you expect a country like Monaco, Kuwait, or Singapore to be able to produce enough food to feed their population? Different countries in the world have their d...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 16, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Food shortage late 2022?
Replies: 40
Views: 3618

Re: Global Food shortage late 2022?

The populations in countries that can’t feed themselves will see a lot of deaths due to starvation. Will those governments finally do something to grow sustainable foods for their populations or continue to be corrupt as hell and let their people continue to starve? As for developed countries like ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 16, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union
Replies: 53
Views: 5065

Re: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union

Does Poland have the same values as the rest of EU, despite being active in NATO it’s as far right as Hungary is in respect to the EU, it’s there for the benefits but it doesn’t play ball for the rest of its obligations. What about Turkey it’s have very different values to the rest of NATO, it’s al...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 16, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union
Replies: 53
Views: 5065

Re: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union

Hungary poses no threat to either block and can still benefit indirectly from being within NATO's orbit (similar to how Sweden and Finland are also guarded). Sweden and Finland have the same "values" as the rest of NATO. Hungary---not so much. Does Poland have the same values as the rest ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 16, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Food shortage late 2022?
Replies: 40
Views: 3618

Re: Global Food shortage late 2022?

readytotaxi wrote:
When you read all the information on the subject the first thing that leaps out to me is that we have overpopulated the planet. The victim of our own success in the food chain.


It’s not people in western aligned nations that will be dying, it’s most Africans.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 419
Views: 42281

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Given the timeframes given (decades away to build Australian SSN), the costs to upgrade the Collins class boats, many are putting the pieces together that form the following picture: Scrap the Collins and lease up to 8x Los Angeles class boats from the USN (which are due to be early retired). Then ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 80593

Re: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread

The Brazilian Air Force has reduced its order for the KC-390 from 28 frames to only 15. https://www.reuters.com/article/embraer-brazil-govt-idUSL1N2S31XU Changed to 22, not to big a reduction. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/embraer-strikes-deal-with-brazilian-air-force-kc-390-or...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Serbia and the Rafale?
Replies: 15
Views: 2536

Re: Serbia and the Rafale?

Serbia needs to get past its pro-Russian pro-genocide past. No mincing words here. And you think that bothers the French? Look at the list of customers for French military equipment. who do the American sell military equipment to, who doe the British sell military equipment to and the list goes on ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Serbia and the Rafale?
Replies: 15
Views: 2536

Re: Serbia and the Rafale?

So far the French have sold Serbia Mistral MANPADS, Gazelle helicopters, Spain has sold them C-295's, Germany has sold them H145 Helicopters, Sweden has sold them Bofors 40mm canons. France has sold Rafael to Qatar and Indonesia who don't recognise Israel. They also have Rafael sales campaigns in Ma...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 419
Views: 42281

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Given the timeframes given (decades away to build Australian SSN), the costs to upgrade the Collins class boats, many are putting the pieces together that form the following picture: Scrap the Collins and lease up to 8x Los Angeles class boats from the USN (which are due to be early retired). Then ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Serbia and the Rafale?
Replies: 15
Views: 2536

Re: Serbia and the Rafale?

Why would Serbia need to do anything politically to buy them. The French aren’t all that fussy, look at who they sell to? They also want to buy more than Croatia has. Serbia needs to get past its pro-Russian pro-genocide past. No mincing words here. And you think that bothers the French? Look at th...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11552

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

Queen Mary should be scrapped, ditto with QE2, Rotterdam is a small ship, but still I don’t see the point and eventually she’ll be scrapped. Sun Viking should have been scrapped 20 years ago. None of them are worth preserving. What makes the HMS Victory and USS Constitution worth preserving. They a...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11552

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

What makes the Queen Mary, QE2, and SS Rotterdam worth preserving that the Sun Viking does not have. Queen Mary should be scrapped, ditto with QE2, Rotterdam is a small ship, but still I don’t see the point and eventually she’ll be scrapped. Sun Viking should have been scrapped 20 years ago. None o...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 12, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Serbia and the Rafale?
Replies: 15
Views: 2536

Re: Serbia and the Rafale?

Why would Serbia need to do anything politically to buy them. The French aren’t all that fussy, look at who they sell to? They also want to buy more than Croatia has.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Apr 12, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11552

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

What makes the MV Funchal worth preserving as a hotel and museum ship that Sun Viking did not have. Funchal is becoming one in Lisbon. I don't know enough about the MV Funchal to even make a guess as to why she's being preserved. I do know the Sun Viking wasn't significant in any appreciable way. I...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 10, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11552

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

There were many ships that lacked amenities desired on other ships built from the 1950's onward pre pandemic that sailed 40-50 years before being scrapped. Even ships that were outdated at 25-30 years of age like Sun Viking, Song of Norway, Nordic Prince, Song of America, Tropicale, Transvaal Castl...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11552

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

The Sun Viking was beached at Gandhi Breach in Pakistan for scrapping after a 50 year career. The ship entered service in 1972 for Royal Caribbean and sailed for them until the late 1990's. The ship then sailed with a variety of operators in Asia until 2020, most recently as a casino ship under the...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12814

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars Gala for ten years. He's also banned from any other Academy events. He will, though, still be eligible to receive awards. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61018821 So basically it's nothing but a slap on the wrist. Plus a huge cut in income, he’s...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union
Replies: 53
Views: 5065

Re: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union

Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union? The Hungarian people, after reelecting Victor Orban don't seem to share western values. Why do they even want to be in NATO and the European Union? You can say the same about Turkey and NATO, and Poland and the EU. They are doing what they think ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12814

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

I don’t think the Oscar itself even should be in question. He got it for his performance which many people decided was worthy of that statue. It’s ok to separate the art from the artist in my opinion. Imagine if we judged all art by the artists behavior? The Louvre would suddenly have piles of mast...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 03, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5131

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Lol. If you had watched as much as one whole of Bjørn’s videos, you would know a lot more than what you do. Seriously. Stop posturing. But it’s not, you see. It is not that simple at all. You guys should all start following Bjørn Nyland’s EV channel on You Tube to get a nuanced picture on all of th...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5131

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

But it’s not, you see. It is not that simple at all. You guys should all start following Bjørn Nyland’s EV channel on You Tube to get a nuanced picture on all of this. He’s the guy that actually tests EVs, and an insane amount of them, under real life conditions and have done so for years. No one k...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12814

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

https://bestlifeonline.com/will-smith-j ... feud-news/
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skyservice_330 wrote:
Aunt Viv was always good at keeping the Fresh Prince in line.. where is she when you need her!


Smith ruined the career of the first Aunt Viv Janet Hubert.

https://bestlifeonline.com/will-smith-j ... feud-news/

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 66716

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

When did SAS get e195’s? They have leased 6 for their Link subsidiary, planned to start before the Summer https://www.planespotters.net/photo/1259225/g-fbef-sas-link-embraer-erj-195lr-erj-190-200-lr Will they be flying domestic in Norway? I like the WF e190s, I get them occasionally between SVG and...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 314
Views: 66716

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

SAS will be flying both their own E195 E1 machines this summer, but also two Air Baltic A220-300. They'll look at the performance / price, everything. So the door is definitely not shut for the A220 for SAS. One of them will be chosen to replace the aging 737-700 and A319-100 models. translated to ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5131

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

But the S and X is not the same cars as in 2016 or 2014. Pretty much everything is changed. They continously upgrade. You don't need to go very far for info about it. I searched you tube, and this video from yesterday was pretty much the first thing that popped up. Someone changed their 2018 X for ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5131

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

The big auto manufacturers have nothing to worry about, they'll be around a lot longer than the Tesla fanboys seem to think. Auto manufactures have been consolidating/merging for well over 100 years. I mean, just look at Chrysler - yeesh. This is quite right. The large manufacturers with large reso...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5131

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Imo the firms likely to fail in the next 10 years, Rivian, Lotus and Mitsubishi (auto not MHI). I also suspect some brands may vanish or consolidate, I don't think Buick will endure in the US much longer and expect something goofy to occur with Tesla in the next 10 years, be it a buy out and re-bra...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4561

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 Kiwirob
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4561

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 Those convicts were white, if they were black it wou...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12814

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

I think it is worth pointing out that the instagram apology (an actor that couldn't even record himself talking) came out after the academy started the review. This is a lawyer talking. For the record I don't think they should take his oscar away. After all it was given for his performance. I agree...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12814

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/sag-aftra-response-will-smith-chris-rock-slap-oscars-1235121256/ On Wednesday evening, the Academy’s Board of Directors will meet to address the situation. The decision comes just hours after the officers of the Academy’s Board of Governors — incl...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12814

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

70% of men will also suffer from baldness, bald jokes are a comic mainstay. She’s balding, so freaking what! Sure bald jokes are a comic mainstay, just as fat jokes are - but they're within context, Chris took it out of that context. If Smith really wanted to be offended Rebel Wilson’s joke about P...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12814

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Like it or not, agree or disagree, this was an assault in every way. The fact that he was allowed to sit there and then take the award, fake apologise to the academy is an absolute proof how deranged and hypocritical is the US. Rock was bitch-slapped, it would be embarrassing for him to press charg...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12814

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Jada suffers from a condition that causes hair loss and baldness, joke was way out of line, I can totally understand Will's reaction. 70% of men will also suffer from baldness, bald jokes are a comic mainstay. She’s balding, so freaking what! If Smith really wanted to be offended Rebel Wilson’s jok...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12814

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Also, I read that the Smith‘s are practicing the concept of an „open marriage“. So here he played the mighty raider, defending his wife but at the same time he has no problem to cheat her? I don’t know, something doesn’t add up… Smith isn’t cheating on her, she’s banging other dudes and he’s lettin...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12814

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Jada suffers from a condition that causes hair loss and baldness, joke was way out of line, I can totally understand Will's reaction. 70% of men will also suffer from baldness, bald jokes are a comic mainstay. She’s balding, so freaking what! If Smith really wanted to be offended Rebel Wilson’s jok...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 26, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins
Replies: 21
Views: 2029

Re: RIP Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... e-say.html
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Looks like it could have been an OD, gutted I though he had put the drug use firmly behind him.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... e-say.html

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2359

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

What do you mean by VW not having much in way of EV’s? Compared to other European brands (and Ford and GM) they are well ahead of everyone else. Mercedes is the clear leader: EQA, EQB, EQC, EQE, EQS and EQV. VW boasts UP, ID3, ID4 and ID5. That’s one more than Audi, and the same as BMW (iX, i3, i4 ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2359

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

https://carnewschina.com/2022/03/14/ora-punk-cat-chinese-ev-is-a-volkswagens-nightmare/ https://carnewschina.com/2022/01/12/ora-ballet-cat-is-cooler-than-the-volkswagen-beetle-ever-was-and-more-practical-and-electric-and-faster/ https://jalopnik.com/that-chinese-electric-classic-vw-beetle-knockoff-...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2359

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

LabQuest wrote:
I'm sure they've managed to make it even deadlier in a crash, too.


Those days are long over.

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