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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry
Replies: 22
Views: 1957

Re: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry

Did she though? Her husband maybe. But he wasn't the one who caused death by dangerous driving. Diplomatic immunity often extends to family members part of a diplomat's immediate household. Hence my question if even the husband had it? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Harry_Dunn From that sou...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry
Replies: 22
Views: 1957

Re: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry

You don't even need diplomatic immunity. If you are a Saudi citizen charged with a felony in the US, the embassy will whisk you back home to safety before trial. And the US State Dept won't do a damn thing about it. Cases like this one with the Dunns are absolute garbage because the US doesn't actu...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry
Replies: 22
Views: 1957

Re: Dunn family hopeful of some level of justice for the death of Harry

After the expected contempt from the previous US Admin, though cross admin institutions do the same, the same from that thick UK Foreign Secretary Raab, this is their last hope. Misuse of diplomatic immunity, sort of thing you are meant to associate with rogue states. You don't even need diplomatic...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food Fish
Replies: 24
Views: 2260

Re: Fast food Fish

fr8mech wrote:
Fast food fish...is not a real thing. Ok, ok, I know it's on the menu, but really?


As a New Zealander I disagree, fish and chips is an integral part of our culture, Australians and British would also agree.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25049

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

But that's the point. EVERY TIME a minority is killed by cops for no reason at all, the right wing reaction is "well.... they should have followed orders..." But, when it is a white person, the reaction is "how can they possibly follow orders?" Make up your mind. In Shavers case...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25049

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

They should have followed cop's orders. They would all be alive if they had just done what the cops said. That is the talking point when any minority is murdered by cops. Have you watched the Shaver video, even sober I’d challenge anyone to follow the orders he asked given. But that's the point. EV...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25049

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Justine Diamond was killed after she called the police for an intruder, she walked out her door down to the police car where she was shot. Timpa was killed by police when he called them to help him out, he had gone off his meds, they killed him, that’s worse then being killed for a fake 20. Shaver ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52778

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

As Switzerland is technically not within the EU, would Airbus need to get the EU's OK first before doing this (because it involves military IP transfer)? There is no unified EU regulation regarding the export of military hardware or knowledge. Each member state has its own laws. So Airbus would hav...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in London
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Explosion in London

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/ ... 43021.html
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Big explosion at Elephant and Castle tube station.

No injuries reported so far.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/ ... 43021.html

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25049

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

lightsaber wrote:
Do not discuss other users. This is your warning.


Who is being warned?

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25049

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

For every George Floyd and Brionna Taylor there’s a Tony Timpa and a Daniel Shaver, the difference is you and the media only give a shit about George and Brionna. The Daniel Shaver video is horrendous, how those cops were acquitted I don’t know. In these cases there is no racism involved, why shoul...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25049

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

George Floyd is one reason why we need BLM protests. He may or may not have tried to pass a fake $20. We won't know because the cop decided to stand on his back for over 9 minutes until he died. Eric Garner is one reason why we need BLM protests. He may or may not have been selling single cigarette...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25049

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

I’m glad that’s drawn to a close. He got a decent sentence… and will probably get killed or at least seriously harmed inside. Now we can draw a line and move on to the real problem (at least in UK where many are sick of hearing about BLM news imported from a very different policing system on the ot...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3274

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

A country gets do decide its own laws. . Hungry decided it can't have discrimination when they signed the EU treaty, making the European Human Rights Declaration the law of the land. Best regards Thomas I guess they are telling the EU to go f themselves. Question is can the EU do anything about it??

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Barclay's Aviator Red mastercard

I'm confused (worse than usual). Why would you get an AAdvantage card when you live in MSP, a fortress hub of DL? Why would you get it through Barclay's, a British company, instead of Citibank. What post office are you going to walk to when you have to mail your payments in? Why would one need to g...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 2345

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

Dasani. I don't get the point of buying bottled tap water for 5000 times the price or something. They tried to sell that in Europe but totally failed. Whereas I can understand people liking coke even if it's bad for you. At the end of the day the main issue is that Ronaldo gets paid by Coca-Cola di...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 2345

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

I was expecting a much sharper drop in the stock price. $54.67 isn't that much below $56.24 (monthly high). Coca Cola is so many drinks, e.g. Dasini water, that they have a good base income. Dasani. I don't get the point of buying bottled tap water for 5000 times the price or something. They tried ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 2639

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

There has been pressure for years, with backlash from Conservatives and Italian-Americans, to make Columbus Day 'Indigenous Persons Day'. Sure, its easy to make a holiday to honor certain persons, but until we as a country deal with the serious problems with racism, such holidays will be just token...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 2639

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

And when will we get a Native American federal holiday? There has been pressure for years, with backlash from Conservatives and Italian-Americans, to make Columbus Day 'Indigenous Persons Day'. Sure, its easy to make a holiday to honor certain persons, but until we as a country deal with the seriou...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2455

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

Really? After Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans police confiscated legally owned firearms from residents. https://www.thecornellreview.org/well-regulated-the-truth-about-confiscation/#:~:text=After%20Hurricane%20Katrina%2C%20National%20Guard%20and%20New%20Orleans,they%20could.%20These%20citizens%2...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2455

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

To tell the truth, I’m not very happy that those databases exist. Those databases make it possible for you to get a loan, buy a house, own and operate a motor vehicle, otherwise who keeps control of who owns what and what they are entitled to do? Yes, nobody owned anything in the way real property ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2455

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

That would be de facto nationwide gun registration, which many aren't in favor of. Relational databases is how you have everything that works for you in today's life. Me and you speaking on a forum is because of relational databases. You looking up something on google or whatever search-engine you ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In America you can't have ATF use computers.
Replies: 53
Views: 2455

Re: In America you can't have ATF use computers.

If none can without you taking a loan and being a defaulter, then the same is and will be with guns. Tell me what is difference between this and all the other examples I shared above. Really? After Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans police confiscated legally owned firearms from residents. https://...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 253
Views: 79073

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

Top NATO general urges ‘alignment’ between US and European sixth-gen fighter plans https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2021/06/10/top-nato-general-urges-alignment-between-us-and-european-sixth-gen-fighter-plans/ Sensible advice, isn't it? Not really this is just the US defending it's future p...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 3431

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

So anytime we help Europe, it's because it's in our interest but anytime there's a problem outside of Europe, it's not Europe's problem. Got it! Tell that to the parents of the Armed Forces from several European countries who got killed in Afganistan after 9/11…. Yeah, other than a couple of countr...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 17
Views: 1911

Re: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished

The 100 year old Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City is likely going to soon be demolished and be replaced with a 1,270 foot tall skyscraper. Hope to see this hotel preserved and designated as a landmark by the City of New York. It is kind of like demolishing old Penn Station all over again and I t...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 3431

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

I watched the first three minutes and it was about China "punishing" Norway over a Nobel peace prize. Which takes place in Sweden. The "punishment" to Norway? A Eurovision contestant could not perform in China, diplomatic ties were cut for six years, and salmon could not be sold...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 3431

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

Now this is FUNNY! I thought all Western interests are the same? They are, when the shoe is on the other foot. Other than the Brits and French, who else from Europe really contributed to Desert Storm? You can't tell me that if Saddam had gotten away with Kuwait, that he wouldn't have gone into Saud...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 3431

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

Russia can build ships bigger than a frigate, Zevezda Shipyard could build supertankers if they wanted to, they are building ARC7 LNG carriers are the moment, the US can’t build those btw. Out of curiosity, why can't we build those? They are highly advanced vessels, the US shipbuilding industry doe...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 3431

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

A video from 2018 5 Countries Punished for Angering China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2QoCrnuGko I watched the first three minutes and it was about China "punishing" Norway over a Nobel peace prize. Which takes place in Sweden. The "punishment" to Norway? A Eurovision conte...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 3431

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

The EU should never rejoin but act according to the EU interest only. Now this is FUNNY! I thought all Western interests are the same? They are, when the shoe is on the other foot. Other than the Brits and French, who else from Europe really contributed to Desert Storm? You can't tell me that if Sa...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 3431

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

johns624 wrote:
3. If one country can block a resolution, somebody wasn't thinking when they wrote up the "rules".


UN Security Council??? Which country vetos more resolutions than anyone else?? Those rules should have been changed decades ago.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 6197

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

After all the hand wringing from people who’ve likely never seen a tennis match unless it was to say they watched Serena go for 24 (seriously, these “I was there!” people really grind my gears) one week later it bears mentioning that nobody else has skipped any press conferences or complained about...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 6197

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

It’s telling to see the difference in reaction from French Open officials between Naomi Osaka admitting to having health issues.... ....and Roger Federer pulling out over his health issues, in which he admitted he wasn’t serious about finishing the tournament when he started. It’s nonsense The grea...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 6197

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

After all the hand wringing from people who’ve likely never seen a tennis match unless it was to say they watched Serena go for 24 (seriously, these “I was there!” people really grind my gears) one week later it bears mentioning that nobody else has skipped any press conferences or complained about...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44770

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

It would appear the Queen Mary is once again in more trouble than previously thought. I just don’t see a way back for her. $23 million, basically just to keep her afloat. Remove the oceanliner-nostalgia glasses, and imagine the proposal of trying to sell a hotel that never makes money, has higher t...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 61
Views: 5108

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40877/not-even-the-monarchy-wants-this-new-royal-yacht good article sums up the situation surrounding the ship. It's really a flag waiving vessel, like Air Force One, but significantly cheaper to build and operate. Using a Royal Yacht for flag waiving missions ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 20
Views: 1526

Re: Dash Cams

After a particularly hair-raising experience in traffic today, I realize that I would like a dash cam because, frankly, I doubt anyone would believe the way that some local drivers behave. Today, a lady just pulled out into a left turn right in front of me, blew a stop sign, and forced me to slam o...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 6197

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

I watched Serena struggle against an unseeded player yesterday. I believe a prime Martina or Graf would be ahead of Serena, they both won more tournaments, both spent longer at no. 1, and through the last decade of Serena's career she's played a field full of pretty weak competition. Now they would...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

The worst part is that Natives only make the news when they are protesting their rights, so most non-natives see it as "oh look at these whiny people." That's why I hope this brings awareness! It’s ridiculous. And SJWs hardly mention NAs as well because there aren’t enough of them to be s...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 6197

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

Serena in 2018 was in the way down, Serena today is basically making up the numbers, players are no longer intimidated by her, she’s old and slow. I believe Navratilova is the greatest female tennis player of all time, bar non. Graf is probably the GOAT at singles, her career was a lot shorter than...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 31, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 6197

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/tennis/all-four-grand-slams-issue-joint-statement-threatening-naomi-osaka-with-disqualification-and-suspension-if-she-boycotts-media/ar-AAKxkuG?ocid=undefined Not sure what she is doing with this one. Mental health? Sure the press can be idiots most of the time but ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 31, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 6143

Re: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement

RJMAZ wrote:

The F-35 and Eurofighter can't be used as examples of long development durations for the NGAD program. They are the first multi service, multi national fighters and in the case of the F-35 it was 3 different aircraft.



What about the SEPECAT Jaguar and the Pavania Tornado?

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 31, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 6197

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/tennis/all-four-grand-slams-issue-joint-statement-threatening-naomi-osaka-with-disqualification-and-suspension-if-she-boycotts-media/ar-AAKxkuG?ocid=undefined Not sure what she is doing with this one. Mental health? Sure the press can be idiots most of the time but ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 27, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44770

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

The USS Lexington is an icon for Corpus Christi, self sufficient and in good shape structurally despite having no real connection for Corpus. No real connection to Corpus Christi, aside from the frequent visits to the area, and the decades spent as a training carrier for naval aviators based in Cor...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 25, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 3243

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I know it might just be an accident. At some point it would be nice, though, if Italy would actively consider improving infrastructure to a level where not frequently major parts of it break, snap and bury people while doing so. The last time I recall something happening like this in Italy it was c...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 12, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 26115

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Israel's policies have their issues, but the Palestinians have not helped their cause by falling for Hamas' terrorist carrots that resulted in the walls and evections. There are many within Israel that are working to change things on the inside, but every time Hamas starts launching rockets, those ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 12, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 26115

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Israel is still a democracy, a flawed one, but still a democracy. The Palestinians for all their support around the world. are still like crack addicts when Iran , Hezbollah or Hamas want to pull the strings. This escalation will stop as soon as the Palestinians put pressure back on Hamas to end th...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 12, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 26115

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Hamas and the PA long ago abandoned the “two-state” solution—Every administration from Clinton to Obama considered the two-state solution as baseline requirement, the Palestinians have rejected it repeatedly. Trump went in another direction, admitting reality that Jerusalem was the capital, the rej...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 12, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 26115

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Time Hack, it’s 2021. New administration. Then please explain how Biden has anything to do with a Palestinian Election and an upcoming Israeli court case? Because Time Hacks make no sense in your partisan US government attacks on a foreign issue. Unless you want to admit that the Fraudster Trump an...

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