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by Redd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 2024

Re: Explosions across Iran

Okie wrote:

It appears that there is a connection here to automation and at least makes me wonder.

Okie


That's a very interesting observation... Very plausible.

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by Redd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosions across Iran
Replies: 35
Views: 2024

Re: Explosions across Iran

Either Iran is having some awful luck, or Israel is being a naught boy.

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by Redd
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24238

Re: Revisiting MH370

Oh please, not the conspiracy theories again. And all those 9/11 videos are utter rubbish. They are full of assumptions and opinions being used as facts. They also feature interviews of veteran pilots asking each other: “Could you fly an airplane through at first attempt? No, I wouldn’t be able to”...

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by Redd
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran
Replies: 18
Views: 974

Re: China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran

Why should Europe support Iran? Because China is where it's at my friend. The USA is passé, Iran is a better friend to have than Saudi Arabia, and if the EU want's to flourish instead of stagnate then we need to choose our alliances carefully. China is a better choice than the USA, and we're in a p...

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by Redd
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 12145

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

I just came back home from Toronto, I was there 3,5 months. I was shocked by the homelessness, the drug use, aggression, especially the needles EVERYWHERE on the street, It's like everyone thinks they're a gangster..... My brother has a house downtown in the East end and me and him had to chase a c...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2537

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

False. Russia by far lose the most people during WWII. I forgot to write, except for the USSR. But regardless, I haven't seen a singe estimate anywhere that's put Russian numbers above China's, in terms of WW2 attributed deaths. China is estimated to be at or about 20 million. Regardless, the 2 nat...

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by Redd
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 50
Views: 2537

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

And then there are also what it constantly did against people in Xinjiang, But surprisingly, countries around the world like EU/UK/US/CA/JP/KR/AU/NZ didn't respond to those actions very strongly, with the most being done against China was along the line of verbal condemnation, Well, the people Chin...

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by Redd
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 263
Views: 12145

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

I just came back home from Toronto, I was there 3,5 months. I was shocked by the homelessness, the drug use, aggression, especially the needles EVERYWHERE on the street, It's like everyone thinks they're a gangster..... My brother has a house downtown in the East end and me and him had to chase a cr...

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by Redd
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Realy? Human right watch report . So proof your statement: Show me a Human Rights Watch report on Bill Clinton, GWB, Regan, Obama, etc, . Just because they had people in other nations killed doesn't count? Funny, I do not remember ANY of those Leaders deploying CHEMICAL WEAPONS against anyone! How ...

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by Redd
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of social distancing aboard flights: criminal negligence?
Replies: 23
Views: 1549

Re: Lack of social distancing aboard flights: criminal negligence?

I am shocked by this piece published by CNN: The captain is giving advice on Covid-19 prevention while not wearing his own mask properly to cover his nose. This is totally unacceptable, as it is in breach of social distancing rules. We are in a health emergency for god's sake. The risk of infection...

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by Redd
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 100
Views: 4473

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

The alternative is to go the other direction and rip up all train tracks across the USA and scrap all of the trains. Everything goes by road or by plane. Considering the major role that rail plays in US shipment of freight, the tracks are essential to the American economy. Rail moves more cargo tha...

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by Redd
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 6020

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

Bicycle frame at AUD$5K - extremely light. The whole thing built up is about $12K. Absolutely brilliant thing and I’ve put more than 20,000km on it since I got it April last year. Nothing much else. Which frameset did you get? I had an aluminum/carbon frame made for me last year. Cost me 2.5keuros....

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by Redd
Sun May 31, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 6020

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

Bicycle frame at AUD$5K - extremely light. The whole thing built up is about $12K. Absolutely brilliant thing and I’ve put more than 20,000km on it since I got it April last year. Nothing much else. Which frameset did you get? I had an aluminum/carbon frame made for me last year. Cost me 2.5keuros....

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by Redd
Mon May 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 136
Views: 8898

Re: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal

Aside from Mao's prohibition of Opium in China in 1949, has prohibition ever worked with anything?

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by Redd
Mon May 18, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Public Education go the way of Remote learning and replace the practice of a teacher standing in front of a class
Replies: 36
Views: 2000

Re: Should Public Education go the way of Remote learning and replace the practice of a teacher standing in front of a c

NIKV69 wrote:
NO it should not.


:checkmark: Humans are social animals, we need interaction with other people. Especially as developing humans from childhood to adult.

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by Redd
Tue May 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 3091

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

Wow, I've never averaged more than 500km/week. 6-700 is really quite a bit. I was supposed to spend most of this summer travelling around Italy & France cycling, but I think that might be out the window. I think it is out the window and I'd suggest it would be safer to avoid Italy and France fo...

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by Redd
Mon May 11, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 3091

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

I've always been fit, but doing this plus the home-gym/callisthenics 6/days per week have literally turned me into a bit of a superhuman. Literally 8% body fat and properly ripped. I have to head back home soon but I've used this time to make some very serious personal transformations and build up ...

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by Redd
Sat May 09, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 3088

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

NIKV69 wrote:
Redd wrote:
Now this is not to say Mauro shouldn't go, but is it the place of the USA to dictate that to Venezuelans?


Who said we are? Why do you think that just because of this failed attempt that we are dictating anything? They can't want to be free on their own?


Orchestrated (failed) coup says you are.

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by Redd
Sat May 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 3088

Re: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

The glee that an attempt at freedom failed and the rush to link to the Trump is disturbing though not surprising. I hope one day the people of that country can do what was attempted here. The US also tried and failed a coup with Chavez. Who is to say the the current economic situation in Venezuela ...

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by Redd
Fri May 08, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 3091

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

I thought I'd throw in my story here, as it's quite interesting. I went back home to Canada to visit my brother, first time in over a decade actually just a few days before they shut down the airspace and flights from Poland. So, essentially I became stuck in Canada. I could have taken one of the re...

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by Redd
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'
Replies: 32
Views: 1074

Re: UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'

Climate change: The UK cannot go climate neutral much before 2050, unless people stop flying and eating red meat almost completely, a report says. But it warns that the British public do not look ready to take such steps and substantially change their lifestyle. The report challenges the views of c...

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by Redd
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 8195

Re: Oil price crash

How come a McDonalds hamburger is $23 USD, then? What is the causal link between the two? https://www.sovereignman.com/lifestyle-design/why-norway-is-a-bs-argument-for-higher-taxes-8235/ Yes, despite any errors, it’s an immensely expensive even with an oil subsidized government. Honestly, I think t...

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by Redd
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 8195

Re: Oil price crash

olle wrote:
Countries like Norway will be hit and will be thrown faster out of oilbusiness...


I think Norway's Oil Fund was created with this kind of situation in mind. Norway will be just fine.

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by Redd
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MSNBC cans Chris Matthews
Replies: 56
Views: 2016

Re: MSNBC cans Chris Matthews

If anything said about his conduct toward female colleagues and staff is true, it’s not unsurprising he’d need to resign or be asked to. We’re at a new normal. Those of us who don’t disrespect female colleagues have nothing to worry about. The only problem with that is, what equals disrespect right...

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by Redd
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Hitler visited America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1707

Re: What if Hitler visited America?

The USSR would have lost without Lend and Lease. No, and saying that definitively is quite ignorant might I add. Have a read to have a better understanding on why: The hardest time for the Soviet Union, when it’s sovereignty was threatened, was autumn-winter of 1941: USSR has lost 7% of it’s origin...

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by Redd
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Hitler visited America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1707

Re: What if Hitler visited America?

Close to 100% of human beings believe in the damnatio memorie lie propaganda. [...]Soviet Union would've defeated Hitler anyway [...] [...]Yeah, right, the Soviet Union was the big winner [...] Wrong! The USSR completely relied on the Lend-Lease contract with the USA. Vice President Henry A. Wallac...

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by Redd
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Falcon 50 fire at CYKZ Buttonville
Replies: 15
Views: 3454

Re: Falcon 50 fire at CYKZ Buttonville

Looks like a possible personal vendetta. So sad to see, the 50 is my favourite bizjet

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by Redd
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 6288

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

luckyone wrote:
, while not paying for the privilege of doing so that drivers must.



How is that?

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by Redd
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 6288

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Well, this thread was meant to be fun but I have to admit that it didn’t know this (road laws) but I would reconsider my attitude towards cyclists blocking the road if there is such legal standard. Or even a simple recommendation based on some analysis. But to which „road laws“ are you referring to...

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by Redd
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 6288

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

I'm going to add that cyclists and the self righteousness drive me up the wall. Self righteousness.... :rotfl: Let me give you a little hint at what I've learned in the past 11 years of amateur competitive cycling. The only self-righteous cyclists are newbies and they make up a very, very small per...

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by Redd
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 6288

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

I know you're only being half serious in asking nobody respond with a "but cyclists" but I think it's pretty obvious that you're just as likely to come across cyclists with no respect for drivers or their safety as you are to come across drivers with no respect for cyclists. With cyclists...

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by Redd
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?
Replies: 111
Views: 5272

Re: What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?

JFK was not killed by a single assassin. Think it has been proven. I don't believe in multiple killers but the ONE conspiracy theory I think MAY be true is that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to Cuba or the Soviets. His assassination seems pretty convenient. I will say that I don't "believe&q...

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by Redd
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 6288

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Drivers not respecting cyclist's space on the road. Not too small a thing considering how many cyclists are killed because of dickhead drivers, people behind the wheel really need to start looking at cyclists as humans, mothers, fathers, brothers, etc..... And if you're going to reply with, ''but cy...

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by Redd
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is dissent no longer allowed?
Replies: 40
Views: 1423

Re: Is dissent no longer allowed?

Germany used to have basically no child care. Result, people stopped making children. Reversing that trend is proving very difficult. Are there any in-laws (grand mothers/fathers) in Germany or France, why would not having free child care stop them from having children?. Central Asia and Africa the...

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by Redd
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

The difficulty is, of course, that you make a judgement with an incomplete picture and you make a far-reaching conclusion. So if you say the OPCW has adopted the report, to what goal? And why? If I knew why I'd be picking up my Pulitzer tomorrow. All I can do is repeat what the actual scientists on...

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by Redd
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

The Assad regime had chemical weapons, those supposed to be destroyed by now, he had the means. And the Assad regime had no problem to bomb its citizens with barrel bombs, that is just a fact. I see the step of actually using chemical weapons on its citizens as not too much of a leap. Anyhow, I rat...

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by Redd
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

I didn't talk about two options, I didn't talk about any options. That was only you talking about options... I'm very happy that the war will be over, and I am also very happy Assad is at the helm for now. Assad is secular which is important as we don't need another Religious Islamic Republic in th...

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by Redd
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Assad is a harsh dictator, so I would never call him a legitimate leader. Sure, it would have been better if it hadn't be destroyed, that is a truism. But wouldn't have it been better if Assad stepped down, or even gave the people more freedom when they asked for it? Instead of giving them the poin...

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by Redd
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Congratulating a tyrant who gassed his own people, including innocent children. The proof is there, but It doesn’t fit your narrative. It’s truly terrifying to see people who’ve been so throughly warped by propaganda that they defend evil people. Really though? The proof is there? Here is some inte...

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by Redd
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Assad is a harsh dictator, so I would never call him a legitimate leader. Sure, it would have been better if it hadn't be destroyed, that is a truism. But wouldn't have it been better if Assad stepped down, or even gave the people more freedom when they asked for it? Instead of giving them the poin...

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by Redd
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Till now, you haven't given us another option and of the two you prefer dictatorship. So what is your alternative to the Assad regime? . Forgive me, I assumed you possess some powers of assumption and deduction. I don't have a position on an alternative, I simply stated and believe that the people ...

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by Redd
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Again, you see only two options: dictator or chaos, no 3rd way. I think that it quite dogmatic. LOL... No that's not it.... Fine, you believe that kind of things. YT? What is that? In general, CIA officers aren't the type to blamp around their accomplishments. Once again, LOL.... Believing or not, ...

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by Redd
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

In your framework, there are only two options: dictatorship or total chaos with jihadists. In my mind, this is a false dilemma. Dictatorship is not a stable form of government, in the end, only a small portion of the population benefits from this and the vast majority of people have their rights ca...

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by Redd
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Redd, these Western “pro-democracy” people will not see anything, even if they look - just because they won’t want to see anything. First, they prefer to stuff the region with all sorts of human leftovers (a-la fighters, terrorists, criminals), call them “pro-democracy opposition”, support them wit...

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by Redd
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Swallowing the propaganda hook line and sinker. Assad wasn't any worse than any western democratic leader, and Syria was quite prosperous. Then the West decided Syria needed some good ol' freedom and democracy. Just like Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan... Look at the state of those countries now. Look at ...

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by Redd
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Realy? Human right watch report . So proof your statement: Show me a Human Rights Watch report on Bill Clinton, GWB, Regan, Obama, etc, . Just because they had people in other nations killed doesn't count? Would it matter what those reports say? Would it justify the action of the Assad regime to co...

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by Redd
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

Dutchy wrote:
Realy? Human right watch report. So proof your statement:



Show me a Human Rights Watch report on Bill Clinton, GWB, Regan, Obama, etc, . Just because they had people in other nations killed doesn't count?

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by Redd
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4363

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

.........under the rule of the Assad regime, a harsh dictatorship willing to kill its citizen to keep in power. So I kind of understand you congratulating the Assad regime and especially the Putin regime with keeping its geopolitical presence there, but no, the Syrian people, they definitely not th...

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by Redd
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2502

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

He is wrong but it is adorable he thinks he is right. ;) :rotfl: Are you sure you aren't my last ex-girlfirend? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: We don't play for the same team, so I am sure! He actually has suggested we go to Disneyland when we are in Los Angeles. But, we have our dog with us at all times,...

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by Redd
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 8195

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

N14AZ wrote:
My understanding is that they damaged the right MLG shortly before touch down when the hit that embankment with the right MLG.



That can be seen pretty clearly in the video, the gear hitting those mounds of dirt.

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