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by cpd
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 15031

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

Wow. What an utterly failed state the US is. They let him go. We knew it was coming, because we already know how rotten the US democratic system is. But it was still surreal to see that happen. Unbeliveable. We knew it would happen because a lot of politicians are too scared of losing the privilege...

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by cpd
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 15031

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

Wow, reporting with GOP sources on and off the record says Trump refused on 1/6 when the House Minority Leader asked for his help with the insurrection. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/trump-mccarthy-shouting-match-details/index.html Speaking to the President from inside the besieged Ca...

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by cpd
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Absolutely BONKERS Screening
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Re: Absolutely BONKERS Screening

Hello! These were my first two uploads and were both rejected for: *Color, *Noise, *Underexposed I am NOT biased on these images whatsoever. I GREATLY welcome feedback. But as a pro photographer of nearly a decade, I truly fail to agree with the screeners on these images. I appealed both, and BOTH ...

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by cpd
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 15031

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

The democrats won the day. The American people lost. Instead of focusing on COVID, vaccines, jobs, the economy, we are again at this. Just to score political points. Good for them, and I am sure it will lead to them winning elections, since that's what more important for them. And the only thing th...

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by cpd
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Kerry, Climate Czar’s Private Jet Defense
Replies: 48
Views: 1988

Re: John Kerry, Climate Czar’s Private Jet Defense

And what deals would they be? The Paris Climate Accord? A non binding deal that the two biggest offenders of world pollution namely China and India you know damn well will not abide by. We live in a world together I am all for trying to find better and cleaner solutions but not at our expense only....

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by cpd
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Kerry, Climate Czar’s Private Jet Defense
Replies: 48
Views: 1988

Re: John Kerry, Climate Czar’s Private Jet Defense

And what deals would they be? The Paris Climate Accord? A non binding deal that the two biggest offenders of world pollution namely China and India you know damn well will not abide by. We live in a world together I am all for trying to find better and cleaner solutions but not at our expense only....

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by cpd
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Kerry, Climate Czar’s Private Jet Defense
Replies: 48
Views: 1988

Re: John Kerry, Climate Czar’s Private Jet Defense

Just going to put this article here so we all know why the Climate Czar position exists. https://www.audubon.org/news/climate-czar-positions-point-bidens-dual-approach-global-crisis Since the announcement, the Biden team has shared little information on the Special Envoy’s potential powers and scop...

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by cpd
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should politicians keep their promises?
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Should politicians keep their promises?

Yes, make them keep promises. If they cannot do so, and don’t have a valid reason (like some unforeseen pandemic) then they should go to prison.

They get away with so much rubbish time after time.

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by cpd
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikkor 80-400 vs 70-200
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Re: Nikkor 80-400 vs 70-200

Hello all. I'm a Nikon guy but one lens I've always been super envious of the Canon 100-400. What a perfect range for aviation. My go to is my 200-500, but the base of 200mm makes it limited when shooting photos of anything close, so I'm trying to find a decent equivalent to the 100-400. Does anyon...

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by cpd
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 345
Views: 60375

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

Agreed lots of personal prefs. Knew someone who used to fly the overnight HKG-MEL flight when heading to SYD and MEL as they got a better sleep If it goes non stop where I want to go then that works out fine. But if it doesn’t then there isn’t a lot of point in flying further beyond my destination ...

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by cpd
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Australian mentanlity on big showcase events
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: The Australian mentanlity on big showcase events

Okay sure, but whinging pros and English backyard court players in whites are not the whole sport. Tennis is enjoyed at a variety of income levels around the world. Doesn’t matter. My sport basically stopped completely for months at nearly all levels. We just had to live with it. The Grand Tours st...

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by cpd
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Australian mentanlity on big showcase events
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: The Australian mentanlity on big showcase events

I don’t think I would describe tennis as an elitist sport, it’s not polo you know. But people are seeing some of these tennis players as whinging, whining, wealthy spoiled brats. And given the way some of them whinged away about the lockdown I'd have to agree. People are stuck overseas and cannot g...

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by cpd
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Kerry, Climate Czar’s Private Jet Defense
Replies: 48
Views: 1988

Re: John Kerry, Climate Czar’s Private Jet Defense

If you believe in climate change then it means you must basically not live in a house of any sort, have no car, nothing. Or critics will say you aren’t genuine about it. :roll:

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by cpd
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped
Replies: 51
Views: 10498

Re: Hamburg Airport 707 to be scrapped

Criminal Yoe could make an offer for the bird and stop the crime ! If you are unable to do so I would still consider you as not criminal. Both of you could make an offer. Seriously, what are the transport costs likely to be, how much is needed? If we can find out that, perhaps we could get the requ...

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by cpd
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Australian mentanlity on big showcase events
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: The Australian mentanlity on big showcase events

I don’t think I would describe tennis as an elitist sport, it’s not polo you know. But people are seeing some of these tennis players as whinging, whining, wealthy spoiled brats. And given the way some of them whinged away about the lockdown I'd have to agree. People are stuck overseas and cannot g...

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by cpd
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 326
Views: 155113

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Courchevel - love that place, beautiful:



I want to go back there even more after seeing this great photo.

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by cpd
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Australian mentanlity on big showcase events
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: The Australian mentanlity on big showcase events

Money. That's the simple answer - and of course powerful lobbyists. This isn't a left -v- right issue, both sides of politics are as guilty as each other. I don't believe the events should have been held. Another example: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/masks-mandatory-for-scg-test-after-melbour...

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by cpd
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chicken Wars
Replies: 39
Views: 1721

Re: Chicken Wars

Ok Burger wars was great so now lets do Chicken! Chick Fil A - The best IMO. Even though the bun is lacking the way the chicken is breaded and cooked is amazing. I ditch the pickles and put cheese on it. Popeyes - Overrated. Not a bad sandwich but heavy on the breading and nothing special. Jacks - ...

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by cpd
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who has been canceled? A list.
Replies: 174
Views: 11304

Re: Who has been canceled? A list.

Australian far-right conservative MP Craig Kelly has been cancelled: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/cut-it-out-craig-maverick-mp-claims-he-is-cancelled-20210203-p56z3r.html All the more hilarious is that it was his own right-wing conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison who cancelled him....

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by cpd
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4376

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/02/euro ... index.html


This is the Putin way of finishing him off. In prison where nobody can save him.
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SAS A340 wrote:
Navalny jailed for 2,5 years for breaking parole conditions while in coma.... :banghead:
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/02/euro ... index.html


This is the Putin way of finishing him off. In prison where nobody can save him.

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by cpd
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2021
Replies: 309
Views: 43500

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2021

Qld reopening the NSW border from Monday. Hopefully Victoria follows suit and the states can agree on a procedure for closures so domestic travel can get back to "normal" The problem is people are now too nervous to book. I was due to travel to North Qld with friends in June but now some ...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3303

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

I'm fed up with identity politics and wars. It's why I've switched off from television completely - I just don't want to know about the whole left -v- right whatever. I just roll my eyes at it.

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by cpd
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who has been canceled? A list.
Replies: 174
Views: 11304

Re: Who has been canceled? A list.

And here is Rupert Murdoch, of all people, great grand father of all right wing nutjob media platforms and swamp creatures complaining about censorship: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/26/rupert-murdoch-blasts-wave-censorship-woke-orthodoxy/ Murdoch has no worries about censorship o...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53861

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Representative Kevin McCarthy insists all Americans bear responsibility for the insurrection. :lol: Kevin McCarthy Slammed for Saying 'Everybody Across This Country' to Blame for Capitol Attack (Source: Newsweek) I don't know Representative McCarthy, I was just watching the Electoral College meetin...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35167

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

Interestingly Harvard Medical School now says if everyone wears N95 for four weeks in risky settings, this pandemic will be over. I do not believe it for a moment. People will refuse and those who do not will wear it incorrectly. Moreover, an N95 requires fit testing, which, while not exactly rocke...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4376

Re: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned

Unauthorized rallies are planned for 50 Russian cities this Saturday. Putin seems to be getting worried: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/21/russia-threatens-arrests-prosecutions-for-promoting-navalny-protests-a72683 The truth hurts. Putin and his cronies are making themselves look even more ...

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by cpd
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35167

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

I appears that 2021 will be as bad or worse than 2020 as to Covid-19. Hopes for wide distribution of the vaccines by mid-year seem to be impossible due to limits on production, difficulties in distribution due to gross incompetence by governments (especially the USA under now former President Trump...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American's trust in media at all time low according poll
Replies: 57
Views: 3141

Re: American's trust in media at all time low according poll

Unsurprising. There really is no down-the-middle news media anymore save for perhaps some local newspapers and TV stations. Every major news outlet has continually gravitated towards a “side” over the past 20-30 years, trying to corner a particular market. I’m sometimes honestly shocked when readin...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Biden impeachment
Replies: 60
Views: 3297

Joe Biden impeachment

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-impeachment-taylor-greene-qanon-b1790965.html Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene files articles of impeachment against Joe Biden, but it's probably going to go nowhere. She has been rather busy on social media also: https://edition.c...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Age Limit in the USA
Replies: 57
Views: 3322

Re: Presidential Age Limit in the USA

Biden is an example of why they sometimes say some weight gain with age is healthy. Those who stay thinner or don’t add on to their frame or develop that waste fat often times are more prone or injury or body breaking down once they get past 60. Trump is overweight but something between Trump and B...

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by cpd
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35167

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/report-biden-admin-discovers-trump-had-zero-plans-for-covid-vaccine-distribution To the great surprise of what should be absolutely no one, there was no plan to distribute vaccines. Or deal with Covid at all. This inaction is criminal. 400,000 dead Americans, a va...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system
Replies: 63
Views: 3173

Re: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system

- Ban mail-in voting and early voting - Mandatory photo ID's - Universal paper ballots - Voting counting done in public in front of cameras and observers - Mandatory recounts for any margin under 5% - Deadlines for when ballots must be delivered (i.e. poll workers have 30 minutes after poll closing...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system
Replies: 63
Views: 3173

Re: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system

There is a lot of talk about voting not being done in person being somehow not trustworthy or safe. This is the explanation of how it happens in my country, in a simple to read document: https://www.aec.gov.au/about_aec/Publications/easy-read/files/vote-mail-easy-eng.pdf It's also possible that some...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3185

Re: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc

To be fair the possibility of mail voting itself is the biggest American exception, not whether or not being able to organize it. Most democracies don't allow it because it's obviously less safe than in-person voting. Apologies, but that is incorrect as you’ve been told above. There are no problems...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3185

Re: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc

The whole thing is just quite ridiculous, provisioning for voting is a public service and a right as far as I'm concerned. Everything must be done so people can vote without difficulties, however it needs to be done. We have people in my country who also work long hours, but voting is something we ...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3185

Re: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc

So would white people be banned from not voting in person? I fail to see how these alternative methods to vote can’t also be used by everyone. That is the point, though. Republicans worked very hard to keep minorities and Democrats from voting. Either by watering down the Democratic vote or by clos...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3185

Re: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc

So would white people be banned from not voting in person? I fail to see how these alternative methods to vote can’t also be used by everyone. I think the issue is not about equal access to *a* voting method, it's about the ability to use that voting method. White people are generally, in the US, b...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Surround Sound
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: Surround Sound

The big home theatre is a thing of the past but stil cook. Nowadays it seems in vogue to have a sound bar which is what I did and the bass woofer it gives you that sound in the room without all the gear. I have a very good soundbar and subwoofer in my indoor cycling training room. They are good, bu...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Final Swipe at China
Replies: 34
Views: 2323

Re: Trump's Final Swipe at China

Everything else was run out by the big box stores selling cheap Chinese crap. I wonder how many of those MAGA hats have a little label that says "Made in China"? Can anyone actually get one of those hats and see where it is made? Or for that matter any of the other similar pro-Trump merch...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc
Replies: 72
Views: 3185

Re: Allegations of electoral fraud - why, when, who etc

Too many saw their use as giving an (unfair) advantage to non-White voters.. Could you explain the mechanism that gives non-whites an advantage from mail voting ? is US -Mail tasked to "lose" white votes and how then do they know which are the white votes? Some states reduced the number o...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35167

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

4 people who flew on the EY Aus Open charter flights from LAX to MEL have tested positive for COVID. Included an EY crew member, a coach & a US broadcaster. As a result all pax from the 2 flights have been declared close contacts & those who are players not allowed to leave their rooms to t...

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by cpd
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden’s Safety
Replies: 80
Views: 4787

Re: Biden’s Safety

Is it even possible to ensure neutrality and to prevent an inside attack? It would have been a lot simpler if SCOTUS had actually heard the case. No matter how many times the media parrots repeat "no evidence whatsoever" it has no effect on people. Until the evidence is examined and expla...

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by cpd
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53861

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Period. This is the cold hard truth. IMO this is what the majority of Republicans who objected did it for: Indeed. A recent conversation between myself and a "colleague" went something like: ME: So why do you think the election was a fraud? HIM: It was obviously a fraud, you can't tell me...

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by cpd
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch government resigns en masse
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: Dutch government resigns en masse

What? A governing party makes a serious mistake, then they admit it and resign. Good luck seeing that here, just last week the pathetic sock puppet of a Health Secretary, already a massive failure across the board, was asked multiple times to explain why he had voted against a policy he was now con...

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by cpd
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 469
Views: 35167

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2021

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real- ... a67c4e5a6a

Thee is no need for people to buy that much!
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Someone needed plenty of toilet paper:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real- ... a67c4e5a6a

Thee is no need for people to buy that much!

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by cpd
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53861

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is now on record claiming that multiple Republican members of Congress were giving "reconnaissance tours" to would-be rioters the day before the raid took place. https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/12/mikie-sherrill-pro-trump-rioters-got-to...

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by cpd
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53861

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Disciplining off-duty police officers who participated in the pro-Trump rallies, even if committed serious crimes, will be very difficult due to their excessively strong unions and politicians who are caught not wanting to anger cops but also not anger in particular non-White voters. The bigger fea...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53861

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

More video of the peaceful protesters: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/video-shows-capitol-rioter-beating-police-officer-with-an-american-flag-pole-20210112-p56tca.html If there is another round of protests, video will capture it clearly and everything that happens will be available as ev...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53861

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Greeson is a lucky man. Not only should his pathetic obituary contain the word "moronic" but also "Traitor/terrorist." Long may it follow his legacy. I know I repeatedly speak very callously of the traitors, and I want to clarify that I've met a great many of my fellow Americans...

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by cpd
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capitol rioters on no fly list
Replies: 83
Views: 5112

Re: Capitol rioters on no fly list

https://mobile.twitter.com/rayredacted/ ... 73537?s=21


There are things called buses, cars, trains.
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Antarius wrote:
Twitter reports showing capitol rioters have been placed on the no fly list by the FBI. Some are stuck in DC and cannot leave.

https://mobile.twitter.com/rayredacted/ ... 73537?s=21


There are things called buses, cars, trains.

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