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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7865

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

firearms are used far more often in self-defense than they are in homicides. That's one of the loopiest arguments I've ever heard. How does that matter to the 45,000 people who are killed by guns every year? It certainly matters to the 700,000 people who use guns to protect themselves each year. Is...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 02, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting
Replies: 221
Views: 7865

Re: 4 dead in Tulsa OK medical centre shooting

No good guy with a gun it would seem either. Shooter seems to have suicided himself. https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tulsa-hospital-shooting-06-01-22/index.html "Police say four victims were shot to death. It was not immediately clear whether the victims were medical staffers, patients or bot...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 88
Views: 8599

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Because for one, not everyone stays in prison forever and the hope is they’ve been brought to a point where they can function in society. That’s along with the whole part about civil societies preventing needless abject suffering even for societies worst. He’s a pedophile, he raped his own sisters,...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 31, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 88
Views: 8599

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Why do people think rape is suddenly ok to joke about if it occurs in prison? It’s not the hardened criminals suffering the brunt of sexual assault, it’s the youngest inmates, lgbtq and low level offenders. Rape shouldn’t be acceptable in any capacity. They’re in prison, why should we care? Because...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 31, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 332
Views: 37067

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022

Regarding the 757 replacements, is it really needed? Whilst they have had some reliability troubles in the past, I think they largely do what they're meant to. I can't see the government coughing up the money for something new like a neo or MAX. Maybe buy an old 737NG and do the combi conversion (7...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 30, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 88
Views: 8599

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Why does he smile on his mugshots? He's dreaming of all the sexual opportunities he will enjoy in prison... ;) Why do people think rape is suddenly ok to joke about if it occurs in prison? It’s not the hardened criminals suffering the brunt of sexual assault, it’s the youngest inmates, lgbtq and lo...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 29, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13832

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

The treatment of people by the Australian government has repercussions, I see similar in the recent moves with Caribbean Commonwealth nations seeking to leave after years of what the UK Tories proudly called 'the hostile environment'. Which has resulted in deportations to the Caribbean of people li...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 29, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13832

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Arguably more capable platform, as it's a nuke boat that was, on paper, upgraded with a potentially better, quieter, cheaper diesel system... but it's never existed in the wild yet. The only issue is the only existing Barracuda has taken 15 years since the keel was laid down, and it's still not in ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 28, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China: The US, Taiwan, & the Rest of the World . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 2028

Re: China: The US, Taiwan, & the Rest of the World . . .

So why do only Belize, Guatemala, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Nicaragua, Palau, Paraguay, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Swaziland and Tuvalu recognise Taiwan as a sovereign nation? The US doesn’t, neither does the UN, it’s not just Chinas view ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 28, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China: The US, Taiwan, & the Rest of the World . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 2028

Re: China: The US, Taiwan, & the Rest of the World . . .

This is my take. Biden's statement on Ukraine that he would not intervene militarily was the biggest US gaffe in the 20 years since the Iraq invasion. Immediately after Biden's horrible mistake, Germany, more shocked than they have been since 1945, instantly began developing a full military. Biden'...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 27, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 205
Views: 20496

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

CRJ200flyer wrote:
Harmony of the Seas collided with and destroyed a pier piling, and nearly struck the sea wall.


It's called a mooring dolphin.

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 26, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian couple sue son for not giving them grandchildren
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: Indian couple sue son for not giving them grandchildren

As for people making too many kids, that's especially true in a few countries, and indeed where they can least afford it. Instead of suing these people, I would sue US evangelical nutjobs that encourage them and stopped all programs that provided condoms and contraceptives... This is a big problem ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 26, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian couple sue son for not giving them grandchildren
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: Indian couple sue son for not giving them grandchildren

jetwet1 wrote:
To the first part, there are plenty of non Indian mothers who try to pressure their kids into giving them grandchildren.

To the second part, I totally agree, but again not just in India.


How many of those non Indian mothers have sued there children for grandchildren?

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 25, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16676

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

What are your suggestions, specifically? I’d say amending the constitution would be a solid start. We could make the penalties for owning a security blankey unpopular to the point that it’s not worth owning one. There's zero chance of that happening. Public support for repealing the 2A is essential...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 25, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16676

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

I am a expat from Texas, left the U.S. more then 20 years ago. Now make rare visits home to see my father or family. Just recently visited with my lovely Viking goddess (yep from Norge). Told her if she spots anyone with a firearm to let me know, we would be leaving the store, restaurant, wherever ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 25, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 16676

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

[code][/code] Christ... this is almost like a Sandy Hook repeat. I expect the outcome to also be the same. Almost like, it’s almost exactly the same. The sadly Sandy Hock want the wake-up call needed and this won’t change either. Unborn children are more important to a large part of the population t...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 24, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4778

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

Biden isn’t really any better, the man is clearly in over his head like Trump was, I honestly believe he’s suffering from dementia, watching him is like watching my grandfather when he was first diagnosed. Thanks for the Russian view of our president. It's so nice having you and the other Russian g...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 24, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 4778

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

I read from you directly without citing sources when you were 'speculating' on a certain ailment 45 had based on his speech and his manners when he was in the WH. Without no proof just supposition and speculation. Now you are telling me to be emphatic about someone's 'condition'. I was sharing conc...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 23, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13832

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

DocLightning wrote:
I have a hopefully noncontroversial question: Why did "Labour" become "Labor"?


In NZ and the UK the Labour Party is still spelt Labour.

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 22, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13832

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

The fact that Dutton & Morisson will no longer be in governent is for the better. Australia needs something better than their outdated mindsets. With a bit of luck and common sense that nuclear sub deal will be kicked to the kerb, that does not aid stability in the region. Is that a prediction ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 22, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13832

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
The fact that Dutton & Morisson will no longer be in governent is for the better. Australia needs something better than their outdated mindsets.


With a bit of luck and common sense that nuclear sub deal will be kicked to the kerb, that does not aid stability in the region.

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 21, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2321

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJtzuZIO-88 Very relevant to our times. How a bunch of wealthy white people made themselves feel better by driving massive chemical reactors around filled with heavy metals…. To me it has no relevance. And that’s my demographic group, more or less (shrug!) If we care...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 20, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR announces it is researching new design
Replies: 59
Views: 11542

Re: ATR announces it is researching new design

Have you ever been in a Q400, the acceleration and climb are much faster, the doors are at the right end and the overhead bins are that little bit larger, making the Q400 a better turboprop experience. The door on the wrong end thing is relative to where you're sitting. I can see how the people pay...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 20, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR announces it is researching new design
Replies: 59
Views: 11542

Re: ATR announces it is researching new design

Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/479285342097950/posts/6002155509810878/?d=n While not a “new” design, it is a step forward in propulsion. I personally like the ATR-42/72 design so I’m glad it’s sticking around! How can anyone like ATR’s the doors at the wrong end, they’re slow and the ov...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 19, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 10913

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

https://www.ft.com/content/3d1ab5d0-19a ... 7b9e2be141
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Applying is one thing getting in is another Turkey has put the brakes on a the fast track membership process.

https://www.ft.com/content/3d1ab5d0-19a ... 7b9e2be141

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 19, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2321

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

Agreed, if everything else was equal. But there is a bit more to it. -Global warming -Wars and international politics over fossil fuel resouces. -Massive international government subsidies for the fossil fuel and fossil car industries for decades and decades. -Massive anti-electric propaganda effor...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 19, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2321

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

There are 600k BEV's in Norway and 2.9m ICE vehicles, the BEV's have a long way to go before they kill off ICE. The current govt are planning to add VAT back for new BEV's, this will be on all BEV's over 500k if passed into next years budget, this IMO will kill off the sale of family sized BEV's fo...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 18, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR announces it is researching new design
Replies: 59
Views: 11542

Re: ATR announces it is researching new design

Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/479285342097950/posts/6002155509810878/?d=n While not a “new” design, it is a step forward in propulsion. I personally like the ATR-42/72 design so I’m glad it’s sticking around! How can anyone like ATR’s the doors at the wrong end, they’re slow and the ov...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 18, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2321

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

M564038 wrote:
Not enough to compensate for the stock market losses in our national wealth fund..
MohawkWeekend wrote:
If rich Norway is taxing BEV's, then ...........

Can you imagine how much more revenue is flowing to them with these fossil fuel prices?


Yip looked at my pension this morning, it’s not pretty.

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 18, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2321

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

I feel you are slightly misrepresenting the numbers, Rob. But agreed on it being stupid to already start reducing incentives. Registered car fleet 2021: Petrol: 893 437 Diesel: 1 215 484 Pure electric: 460 734 (Source: SSB - Statistics Norway) Sales, private cars March 2022: EVs: 95.7% (Source: OFV...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 18, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Norway killed the petrol car
Replies: 42
Views: 2321

Re: How Norway killed the petrol car

There are 600k BEV's in Norway and 2.9m ICE vehicles, the BEV's have a long way to go before they kill off ICE. The current govt are planning to add VAT back for new BEV's, this will be on all BEV's over 500k if passed into next years budget, this IMO will kill off the sale of family sized BEV's for...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 16, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 332
Views: 37067

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022

This will be a huge improvement on the old AKL baggage handling facility. Plus the other projects like the new domestic jet pier can't come soon enough still 5 years away. The second runway is still on hold unfortunately though. Here's my prediction... We'll recover faster than expected from COVID ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 16, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 3417

Re: One dead 5 wounded in Laguna Woods CA church shooting

Aaron747 wrote:
There was also a shooting at an upscale market in downtown LA over the weekend. Fun and games in the good ‘ol USA


That one wasn't a mass shooting, it was one and done.

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 16, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9715

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

M564038 wrote:
Reminds me a bit of Anders Breivik, this guy. Right wing brainwashed scum.


More like Brenton Tarrant, Breivik killed mostly white people, whereas the people Tarrant killed were mostly people of colour and muslim. Tarrant was a believer in replacement theory, it's what his manifesto was about.

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 16, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 2011

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

It’s not just Russia, it’s Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Armenia and then it gets really crazy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. In Ukraine all the taxi driver remove the seatbelts from their vehicles. It apparently proves they are good drivers. In all my 31 years I have never used seatbelts when riding in a ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 15, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 2011

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

Russia was always cowboy country. Seems like nothing has changed. It’s not just Russia, it’s Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Armenia and then it gets really crazy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. In Ukraine all the taxi driver remove the seatbelts from their vehicles. It apparently proves they are good drivers...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 15, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9715

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Did he run out of ammunition, were the cops who cornered him still out-gunned why they attempted to talk him down from taking his own life? We have heard time and time again of officers being in fear so lethal force was used, was there some doubt that this situation was not lethal and life threatni...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 15, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9715

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

Not to disparage the guard, as he certainly made every effort he could, and died doing his job…but it has to be said, it does put a dent in the “good guy with a gun” argument. Here we had an armed guard ready to go, and it sounds like he even managed to hit the gunman, but he was outgunned and out ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 15, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.
Replies: 201
Views: 9715

Re: 10 killed in Buffalo mass shooting.

The shooter has apparently left a manifesto in which they express concern about the “white replacement theory”, a racist idea pushed by the likes of Tucker Carlson. The shooter apparently described himself as a “white supremacist” Apparently motives similar to the Christchurch NZ shooter https://bn...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 14, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 2011

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

Russia was always cowboy country. Seems like nothing has changed. It’s not just Russia, it’s Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Armenia and then it gets really crazy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. In Ukraine all the taxi driver remove the seatbelts from their vehicles. It apparently proves they are good drivers.

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 11, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady going to FOX SPORTS for $375M in a 10 year deal...
Replies: 23
Views: 1248

Re: Tom Brady going to FOX SPORTS for $375M in a 10 year deal...

https://nypost.com/2022/05/10/tom-brady-gets-monster-10-year-375-million-deal-from-fox-sports/ Rich Eisen guessed 36 a year... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbmQMpL4Ges Good for you Tom !! How often do good or even great players make good commentators? The James Hunts of this world are few and fa...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 10, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More than 100 Passengers are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany
Replies: 72
Views: 15698

Re: More than 100 Orthodox Jews are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany

These people got what they deserved for not following the rules. I've been on Lufthansa several times during the pandemic, they are strict, you also had to wear them in Frankfurt and Munich airports.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 10, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54952

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Right, both do enjoy, but only the woman is made to pay for enjoying. The male can just say, 'its a mistake abort it'. It won't be the man aborting a child. Abortion ain't fun. Women do get emotionally scarred for life. Some but far from all are emotionally scared or life. Hard to know if the only ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 10, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54952

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Finally seeing some truly honest comments from men, who actually support abortion for a real reason besides thinking is great for women or any of the other BS arguments thrown out there. True honesty is hard to come by, but this one is actually great. Whilst having fun, we shouldn't take the burden...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 09, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election results Northern Ireland
Replies: 10
Views: 1041

Re: Election results Northern Ireland

They can't self govern now so I don't see how that could work. Something that will matter a lot is if the protocol continues and is beneficial, and if the UK recovers economically and continues to subsidize NI. Polls are one thing but it should be quite easy for politicians in ROI to have a large m...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 09, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54952

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

https://mobile.twitter.com/ElectionWiz/status/1523097567424307208 If Roe v Wade is overturned, the justices who voted to repeal it will require round the clock security. There's going to be a massive wave of anger directed at them. If that's the decision these judges made, then they have to live wi...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 07, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54952

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

He never dared to ask his cousin, that despite Europeans having all of that he mentions, they still have same or even higher abortion rate than the US. So, no, having all of that care for free, won't change anything. Is a great myth the left says, you conservatives don't want abortion but don't wan...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 06, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54952

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Huh, do we live in the same country/reality? No need to play coy - we all know those EU/Japan/Australia-style systems are not present here. Lack of "universal" care doesn't not equal no care. Any women in the US who wants pre and post natal care can get it. Even the poor can get it via Me...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 06, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54952

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Your comments are wholesale divorced from reality. World population today is 7.9 billion and counting. When I was born it was 4.5 billion. My cousin practices medicine in a supposedly developed country, and those are the standards mothers and patients are facing up to, not somewhere else. Higher ec...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 05, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54952

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

In the same manner the Constitution has never meant to give abortion rights, it does not restrict abortion in anyway. And it never has, including in the ~200 years of its existence pre-Roe. Particularly if one is to look at this from a life versus death point of view. Murder is almost always a stat...

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