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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4893

Re: Universal Healthcare

With Democrats controlling the house, senate and White House will they push for universal healthcare before the 2022 midterms? We need universal healthcare in the U.S. I think Democrats will still control all three branches after the midterms due to the rhetoric and policies on the right. Will univ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 130
Views: 7073

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

Ken777 wrote:

Taiwan's real power though is the high tech production and I can't see that killed.


This. I believe if China made a real push for Taiwan the Taiwanese would capitulate without putting up much if any fight, they have too much to lose if the country is flattened and it’s industry destroyed.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis to resign ? ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2645

Re: Pope Francis to resign ? ?

marcelh wrote:
Who cares?
Watch the news of Afghanistan and see the world is better of without worshiping and interpretation of some ancient books….


Amen to that!

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Charlie Watts
Replies: 14
Views: 827

RIP Charlie Watts

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58316842
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They had to start dying at some time, I guess this is th end of the road for the Stones.

The man exuded class, he was the rock that kept the band together.

RIP Charlie

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58316842

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1340

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

The FDA believes my blood is not worthy, though I am technically eligible to donate given that Covid has made be abstain from sexual activities. You'd think they'd pressure Congress to do away with the ban on MSM, but it's their loss. I'm O+ so my blood is definitely in demand. I've done plasma don...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Best” Prime Ministers the UK never had
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: “Best” Prime Ministers the UK never had

B777LRF wrote:
Surprised nobody has mentioned Winston yet. The man may not have won the war, but he flatly refused to lose it.


Winston was PM, twice, this is about people who would have made good PM's but never got the job.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1981

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Arnold who? . https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/arnold-schwarzenegger-loses-corporate-sponsor-bodybuilding-event-dangerous-anti-american-comment So siding with scientists gets him "cancelled" by.... the right? The ones who whine and complain about "cancel culture"? Okay.... ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 258
Views: 31772

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021

Look what QF are doing now mandating vaccination. Perhaps Air NZ will do the same for all it's employees one rule for all. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-18/qantas-mandatory-vaccinations-covid19-workers-pandemic/100386206 Can only hope Air NZ does this, but I have my doubts since there is an e...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1981

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Mayim Bialik gets my vote (though as always, we now gotta look back at everything she ever said and did and now she's also getting a ticket on the Canceled Train). LeVar Burton was OK, but in all honesty he didn't seem genuine. Almost everyone gets cancelled at some point, it’s like a badge of hono...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1981

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Mayim Bialik gets my vote (though as always, we now gotta look back at everything she ever said and did and now she's also getting a ticket on the Canceled Train). LeVar Burton was OK, but in all honesty he didn't seem genuine. Almost everyone gets cancelled at some point, it’s like a badge of hono...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12819

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

I am not a pilot but still - find this incredibly hard to believe that something like this can happen. The markings/lighting are so unmistakably different on a taxiway vs runway, how distracted would the pilots have to be to not notice something like that. It's also a miracle that there was no obst...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 20, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

Re: Resource for helping the women of Afghanistan

Airstud wrote:
scbriml wrote:
so much aid money never gets to those that need it the most.


Gross.


What's gross about it? He's being realistic.

Like Live Aid, most of the food either rotted on the docks or was taken by the army, they couldn't get the food to the people who needed it.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 258
Views: 31772

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021

Just rip the bandage off and let Covid run it's course. Haven’t posted for years but I couldn’t resist replying to this post. By almost all economic measures, we are performing better than our peers. Lower mortality for Covid-19 per capita, highest GDP growth, lowest unemployment, lowest inflation....

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 258
Views: 31772

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2021

Just rip the bandage off and let Covid run it's course.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JUMPING HORSE: check out my new prospect
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: JUMPING HORSE: check out my new prospect

Some one in another topic claimed having a dog is bad for the environment, having a horse must be significantly worse.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Fashion is killing the environment
Replies: 42
Views: 1977

Re: Fast Fashion is killing the environment

In the EU making stuff repairable (like washing machines, fridges etc.) is now mandatory, as well as providing spare parts for 10 years. Cost of repair often being 60-80% of a price for new appliance. Exactly, the plastic fruit and veg bins in our Miele fridge were all cracked, I went to buy new on...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 558
Views: 80586

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

keesje wrote:

I expect ATR to respond with a stretch, new engines and forward passenger door.


You can get them with forward passenger door already, I've been on a Finnair ATR where we loaded through the front door.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 6006

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

The ones with the most wealth, have one kid or no kids. It doesn't go back to what you taught them, that family comes first. They all tell me, just be thankful I gave you one grandchild. I also noticed their friends just have one child as well. I think it may be the new norm. My kids with three kid...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 3022

Re: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis

The protests behind the Arab Spring (and therefore behind the Migrants Crisis) were sparked by economic problems (high food prices). That era was the Great Recession, but of course the Coronavirus has been far more immense in its economic impact. The fallout from the Coronavirus will be magnitudes ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43018

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Why is the world so obsessed with Afghanistan? If they don’t want freedom and the natives don’t mind to be ruled by a group of terrorist, then why bother? It’s a waste of US Tax dollars to send in US troops. I just don’t think we should intervene if a country doesn’t want any democracy and we waste...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43018

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

IMO sans allies, I don’t think many other countries will be willing to help. Depends. The US can invoke Article 5 of NATO, but something tells me the allies will reconsider how to respond. While many initially provided troops, the next time around, they may just provide logistics support. The UN ma...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dave Grohl stands up to Westboro Baptist Church
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: Dave Grohl stands up to Westboro Baptist Church

This wasn't the first time the Foo Fighters did this did this. They basically do something to troll the WBC every time they play in Kansas. Here they are in 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e5hRLbCaCs And back 2015, they Rick Rolled 'em: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD-fWMYcHXk A fun back ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43018

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

IMO sans allies, I don’t think many other countries will be willing to help. Depends. The US can invoke Article 5 of NATO, but something tells me the allies will reconsider how to respond. While many initially provided troops, the next time around, they may just provide logistics support. The UN ma...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43018

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Afghanistan isn't one. Yes I agree, and that's why it was pointless. Maybe what should have happened, and same in Iraq, is an invasion, toppling of the Taliban (Saddam), then get away with a warning : support terrorists again, we come in again. As for Vietnam, another name for that war is the Secon...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43018

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

And to play a brainstorming here: I keep hearing the figure that it only took 2,500 US troops to maintain the status-quo in Afghanistan. This is one of the main arguments made by those who advocated for an indefinite presence, basically the idea that it was minor deployment in the big picture. I he...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43018

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Why is it that the Afghan Army doesn't fight? Sorry to say, but it seems that country wants what's going on. US failed with the amount of money and equipment they have. Afghanistan national army is in the same position as the US minus the equipment and funding. What make you think they can fight. H...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43018

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

That is until another of Taliban's guest conducts another terrorist attack on US soil/forces/citizens again... I predict that at some point in the next ten years US has to fight in Afghanistan again due to some terrorist attacks brewed there I feel US will return post another Terror attack. IMO san...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 6006

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By 2020 Census

A population pyramid is considered "healthy" if there are no major bumps followed by decreases, or if there's not a steadily declining slope as you go down. Yeah, I understand all of that. But I was kind of challenging the idea that stability is healthy. :D We could see a future where aut...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 6006

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By 2020 Census

To lessen the birth rate declining you need to make some changes, simple things like federally funded maternity/paternity leave for 12 months, no cost pre and post natal care, including the birth, all it should cost parents to have a child is parking at the hospital, this is pretty basic stuff that...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 6006

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By 2020 Census

To lessen the birth rate declining you need to make some changes, simple things like federally funded maternity/paternity leave for 12 months, no cost pre and post natal care, including the birth, all it should cost parents to have a child is parking at the hospital, this is pretty basic stuff that ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6542

Re: The Murder of Ella French

lightsaber wrote:

I know thousands of law abiding gun owners. The main reason is to deter crime. An armed society is a polite society.

Lightsaber


It's not really working in the US is it?

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6542

Re: The Murder of Ella French

While agree that people have little to no respect for police officers, I will disagree it is mainly their own making. There are problem police officers, no doubt, but the issue is much much larger. These folks don't have respect for anyone, not just police officers. The moral fabric of society is q...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: After Tesla Megapack battery burst into flames
Replies: 1
Views: 631

After Tesla Megapack battery burst into flames

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 021-07-30/
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More than 30 fire trucks and 150 firefighters fought a blaze started by a Tesla Megapack battery near Moorabool, Australia.

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 021-07-30/

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 23
Views: 1572

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

It's a bit more complicated than that. Women having careers and putting off having kids is another major reason. Yea i was gonna say, pretty sure women being in the workforce has something to do with it as well Those darned women deciding what they can and can not do with their bodies. So what? We ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Murder of Ella French
Replies: 156
Views: 6542

Re: The Murder of Ella French

What does "going after the criminals" mean ? Doesn't the US have one of the highest incarceration rates in the world already ? Doesn't seem to be working. There's no consistency in sentencing, i.e. giving 99 years to a 17 year old for vehicular manslaughter then letting off Caitlyn Jenner...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2653

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

the Junkers Ju 87 was pretty effective

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16534

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Can you imagine having an insurance company tell you that they will be waiting for months or years for the official cause of the accident? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2021/07/30/florida-condo-collapse-survivors-reckon-hesitant-big-insurers-surfside/5413422001/ I can't underst...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 16534

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Can you imagine having an insurance company tell you that they will be waiting for months or years for the official cause of the accident? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2021/07/30/florida-condo-collapse-survivors-reckon-hesitant-big-insurers-surfside/5413422001/ Some insurance ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1837

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

how about bunkmate? squeeze? bae? boo?

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 23
Views: 1572

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

They are vote buying / breeding payments. And they are being given in an all time high income year. This is completely ludicrous and cuckoo. It is setting us up for disaster as soon as 2022. Let’s just say a lot of bass boats will be repossessed in 2022. Private security teams relating to eviction ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 235
Views: 85427

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

Why am I now getting notifications for everything, I only want notifications for comments when I'm quoted, now I get them for threads I haven't even looked at, dozens every day.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7928

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

He could have defended himself by driving away Would have been far easier than trying to be ‘Dirty Harry’ He knew they were coming, as he had his pistol out; driving away may or may not have let him evade without harm. I have seen where the driver will step on the gas, and the bad guys shoot at you...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7928

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

As you say, there would be no controversy if the guy left after the initial provocation. Coming back and possibly making false statements to police when he realized coming back was unwise are pretty significant errors. A lot of the YT comments seem to suggest the victim should not be charged for un...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7928

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

Thet’s clearly premeditated murder, he came back with the intention to kill and he did, if I was the prosecutor I’d be pushing for the death penalty.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44770

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

My question was tongue in cheek I gathered that, my point still stands there isn’t a cruise vessel afloat today that deserves being kept as a museum or hotel once it economic life is over. Disagree - MS Lofoten deserves to be hauled out at Stokmarknes and plunked next to MS Finnmarken. The key bein...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Dusty Hill
Replies: 31
Views: 1990

RIP Dusty Hill

Dead at 72, I’m going to miss that beard. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-obit-1203694/ https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/Dusty_Hill_of_ZZ_Top_performing_in_San_Antonio%2C_Texas_2015.jpg/220px-Dusty_Hill_of_ZZ_Top_performing_in_San...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2781

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Given that it's been widely reported that she's having some mental health issues, it seems more than a little harsh to tell her to "suck it up". I just feel Simone Biles isn't going to do something like this unless something is really amiss. I actually think something deeper is going on. ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advanced Child Tax Credit
Replies: 23
Views: 1572

Re: Advanced Child Tax Credit

So are you saying you're getting a tax credit that you're not eligible for ? The way I read it is he’s getting a tax credit he’s eligible for but doesn’t want it because he thinks it will increase what he has to pay back in April. This is then refuted by Aaron747 who say not correct, Aaron is a kno...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 2307

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

There’s a huge difference between wearing something on your own time/choice and the IOC issuing a fine because your shorts are too long. Honestly, give 1 good reason why they absolutely MUST wear the bikini bottom style. The IOC didn’t issue the Norwegian beach handball women a fine, the European H...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 2307

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

Fair enough, but that doesn't distract from the fact the Norwegian female beach handball team was issued a fine for wearing the wrong (non-pervy) kind of shorts. I hope you’re never anywhere near a beach or swimming pool if you find the beach volleyball or handball clothing pervy, lord only knows w...

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