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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3709

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

So you’re saying the countless trans people who’ve been brutally murdered brought it upon themselves? The people who murdered them became so enraged by their mere appearance and therefore it’s somehow the victims fault? Simply existing in the way they feel most comfortable is bringing it upon thems...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3709

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

So you’re saying the countless trans people who’ve been brutally murdered brought it upon themselves? The people who murdered them became so enraged by their mere appearance and therefore it’s somehow the victims fault? Simply existing in the way they feel most comfortable is bringing it upon thems...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44528

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

One poster thinks that every old ship should be converted to a hotel or museum. Fact is that if enough customers would pay to stay or visit, then it would happen. Clearly that is not the world as we know it. The plan for Albatros was a botique hotel along the lines of the MS Bore or MV Doulos. She'...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3709

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

Empathy between marginalized sexual minorities, or just basic pattern recognition, take your pick. Gay marriage stopped scaring people, so everyone fearmongering about it had to move to an easier target - and that target was trans people. Trans people make themselves a target when you read about in...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3709

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

Why do you support trans people when you don't understand them? They have a completely different set of issues with the greater society than LGB people do. Empathy between marginalized sexual minorities, or just basic pattern recognition, take your pick. Gay marriage stopped scaring people, so ever...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44528

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

The MS Albatros has been sold for scrap after plans to turn the ship into a floating hotel in Hurghada, Egypt failed. The ship will be heading to Alang for breaking up after a stop in Jeddah. Wish this ship became a floating botique hotel as planned like the MV Bore and MV Doulos successfully did. ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4493

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

Why do people even do these polls for, when we already have laws on the books prohibiting secession...namely the 14th amendment? Just because a law is there doesn't mean it correct. Some states are pretty dubious, for instance Hawaii should be an independent nation, it should never have been grante...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6287

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Scottish men, like those in the link, have been wearing dresses for several hundred years and I presume that they have done so with great honour too. https://youtu.be/P2gDkcpYnMc Tell a Scots man he's wearing a dress and you'll be wearing his fist, it's also not a dress, its not even a skirt, its a...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 6287

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

What's happening here is that you now have a gender/identity obsessed demographic who see him identifying as she, and see her as courageous. But you also have other demographics who just see him as someone self-obsessed who doesn't take his job too seriously, which they wouldn't see as being very p...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3709

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

No. We are all the same. We are not accepted and hated by the same people. LGB is an airport in Southern California. The basic thought among us in the LGBTQ+ community is: do what makes you you. If you are not hurting anyone, mentally or physically, you do you. Lying is worse than being you. You ch...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3709

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

She’s certainly not going to get much sympathy from the lgbt community. She’s said some pretty awful things about us in the past even though we’ve supported her journey the entire way. She seems desperate to gain acceptance from a party that would rather see her treated as subhuman. People are stra...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer
Replies: 21
Views: 1009

Re: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer

The "victim" was so traumatized, she went back a second time. Uh huh. She knew exactly what she was doing and was hoping to cash out on it: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9765025/Trevor-Bauer-accuser-told-enjoyed-choked-texts-reveal.html https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3709

Re: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC

I just don't know what she is thinking by going there and subjecting herself to what she must have known would be a pretty hostile crowd. That, to me, speaks to her judgment. This was not a good crowd and I think that in politics, the "no such thing as bad publicity" rule doesn't apply! W...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5485

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

things (almost) everyone sticks to very strictly: Lane discipline, safety distances, mutually taking care of each other. . Lane disipline on Autobahn's I'll agree with. Generally Germans are very good at that, certainly a million times better than the UK where people's motorway driving skills have ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 101
Views: 5485

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

In Norway the police will pull you over for 5kph over the speed limit, so I don't know what you're complaining about, you sped, got caught, deal with it.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

The problem is that the transition was forced, and that without that pressure there would have been no transition. Then they have to accept the country they have today. You say there should have been a slower transition. The problem is that this option did not exist. I guess that's because the ANC ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

Surely the lack of competent, educated black people is the legacy of Apartheid. Keeping the majority population uneducated was hardly accidental. Also looking at the experience of Venezuela quoted by parl13del, people supporting a liberator is largely an indictment of the previous regime. Which is ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

Surely the lack of competent, educated black people is the legacy of Apartheid. Keeping the majority population uneducated was hardly accidental. Also looking at the experience of Venezuela quoted by parl13del, people supporting a liberator is largely an indictment of the previous regime. Which is ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

It is very sad how South Africa has declined post-Apartheid. The inability to deal with Covid-19 was the last destructive blow. One has to believe there will be very few if any White/European persons left in the country along with many Black persons in the next few years, seeking safety in Europe, ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

I have heard really knowledgeable people say SA is totally doomed now, and the decline became irreversible years ago. I heard exactly the same thing, early on, when Hugo Chavez rose to power from my Venezuelan medical resident roommate. It happens when populations fall below the minimum education a...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

Why would anyone support Zuma? His corruption was impressive. Why would anyone support the ANC, they are corrupt and incompetent, they’ve destroyed most of South Africans govt, cronyism and corruption are rife. sA is great case study in what not to do, take a functioning govt hand it over to incomp...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 4019

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

There are calls for the US to intervene. I guess Americans never learn ? And the situation is already partly caused by the US and its embargo, adding insult to injury. No. The situation is not caused by the US. It is the political system that is simply not feasible. Period. So decades of unjust emb...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 181
Views: 15514

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

Buildings should not need structural maintenance for a very long time. They do… but they shouldn’t. Ain’t that the truth! Even Pripyat, the abandoned city near Chernobyl, is still standing. Dozens of highrise buildings, long abandoned, no maintenance whatsoever. Not being near the sea certainly hel...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics
Replies: 57
Views: 2782

Re: Singers / songs with most indecipherable lyrics

There has never been a reason to 'cancel' Knopfler because he has always been clear in interviews that song is from the perspective of two working class simpletons and that's how they talk. Oh right, which sound perfectly reasonable. But given the highly emotive reaction to certain adjectives nowad...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win
Replies: 41
Views: 1767

Re: Research Indicates Four-Day Workweeks Are Win-Win

DIRECTFLT wrote:
I'm for a 5-Day work week... IF, I get a 2 Hour siesta each day.


I start at 6.30 and finish at 14.30, somewhere in there is a 30 minute lunch break, I also work from home. I’d be happy doing that 4 days per week.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3376

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

That is not what I said, but i see how you like to lie about what occurred and roll over for terrorists and complicit governments. To be fair, if we hadn’t ‘rolled over for complicit governments’, regime change would have come in Riyadh, not Baghdad. Oil demands complicity right ? Oil is part of it...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3376

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

The middle east has been and will continue to be destabilized without the US. The US accomplished the primary goals of disrupting Al-Qaeda and keeping the US safe from the destabilization for awhile. So turning the Middle East into a war zone resulting in over 1m deaths was acceptable because it ke...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Women's National Soccer Team Loses Equality Case
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: US Women's National Soccer Team Loses Equality Case

Before saying they're better let's have match with each team against each other, shall we ? There had there arses handed to them by a team of 15 year old boys. They have no chance against the men’s team, it would be utter annihilation. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4389760/USA-...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3376

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

Americans didn't like 3000 people killed in the WTC either, but they didn't turn tail and do nothing. An omnipotent China is an even bigger downside for other Asian countries. True you invaded a country which had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11, which resulted in destabilising the Middle East fo...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3376

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

It couldn't be a land conflict so casualties would be lower. You think the US public would be happy to see a CVN or two sunk? I also wonder if the Japanese or South Koreans would want to get involved, I don’t think they would. The down sides to a conflict with China is far more severe for them than...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3376

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

I wasn't referring to Chinese lands. I meant more of the Ukraine, Georgia and even the Baltic republics. They made any indications they want any of those country’s , are you wearing your tinfoil hat today? Well, they just annexed part of Ukraine a few years ago. I haven't gotten an answer yet from ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3376

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

I don’t think the US will do anything more than impose sanctions. I don’t believe the US public would be happy with the casualties a conflict with China would inflict. China is vastly different to fighting Arab jihadis in a Middle Eastern desert or Afghanistan. China Is peer (or near peer) nation, ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3376

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

I wasn't just speaking of Japan attacking mainland China but also the US using Japan as a base. Any war between the US and China would immediately go global. Everyone would get involved. Russia would try to do a land grab while China had everyone's attention. What Chinese land would the Russians tr...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Replies: 242
Views: 29150

Re: Updated: Germany signs order for Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

rlwynn wrote:
I think it is a perfect choice. LH can probably deal with this plane better than anybody.


Lufthansa don’t any 737’s in there fleet.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3376

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

I wasn't just speaking of Japan attacking mainland China but also the US using Japan as a base. Any war between the US and China would immediately go global. Everyone would get involved. Russia would try to do a land grab while China had everyone's attention. What Chinese land would the Russians tr...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3376

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

I don’t think the US will do anything more than impose sanctions. I don’t believe the US public would be happy with the casualties a conflict with China would inflict. China is vastly different to fighting Arab jihadis in a Middle Eastern desert or Afghanistan. China Is peer (or near peer) nation, t...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Women's National Soccer Team Loses Equality Case
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: US Women's National Soccer Team Loses Equality Case

1. Football not soccer 2. The US women's national team is way better/more successful then the men's team so yeah they should be paid equal too or even more then the men's team. The women's team have 4 world cup titles and 4 Olympic golds. What have the men's team won? The answer is a bronze medal 9...

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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: 1943

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: 1943

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: 1943

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: 2238

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: 24918

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: 24918

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: 24918

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: 52277

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: 708

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: 24918

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: 24918

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: 24918

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: 24918

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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