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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: 5879

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: 5879

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: 5879

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: 6357

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: 6357

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: 620

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: 1529

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: 6357

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: 2580

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: 170
Views: 14906

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: 170
Views: 14906

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: 1776

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: 1529

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: 83749

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: 7440

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: 7440

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: 7440

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: 44348

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: 1944

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: 2719

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: 1529

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: 2250

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: 2250

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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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

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

Ever tried doing anything in 100F heat? Even sitting is exhausting. As far as clothing choices, women are wearing more and more because they are tired of being sexualized and want to be taken seriously. Which women are those? There’s a Team GB paraolympian who was told her shorts were too small, sh...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44348

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

zkojq wrote:
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.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44348

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

So which cruise ships don't deserve to be saved then? There aren’t any cruise ships that deserve to be saved, they almost all end up becoming white elephants and as they age become more expensive to maintain than they make as a converted hotel, they are ships and need to be maintained as a ship. It...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

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

It just dawned on me - were these athletes seriously preparing for over two years for an event without anyone on the team checking what Tokyo weather is like in summer? Unbelievable. The Australian team was preparing for it. It’s shouldn’t be an issue for Australians with summer temps in many place...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4474

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

From what I know the treatment of the Maori by the British was similar to treatment of the native Hawaiins by the US, maybe even worse in that the Maori were recognized as equal subjects to the throne before everything was stolen from them. I dont think the US government ever bullshitted Hawaiins t...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4474

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

Hawaii gained statehood in 1959, not as a result of a coop. See below. https://teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/25769#:~:text=Hawaii%E2%80%94a%20U.S.%20territory%20since,half%20of%20the%2020th%20century. And for the record, I agree with the 14th. The only reason Hawaii had the ab...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3133

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

I watch only F1, which can be boring, but at least the cars are moving most of the time. I can watch football (soccer) from time to time, same, it's moving most of the time. Rugby, american football, baseball, cricket, where play is stopped most of the time, I can't watch. Clearly you’ve never watc...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44348

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

I’m a fan of ocean liners and preservation of history, but Queen Mary is beyond out of control “The council was presented with three options to consider: preserving the ship for the next 25 years at a cost of $150 million to $175 million; preserving the ship for the next 100 years, which would requ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 11944

Re: First Repsonders Shot In Tucson

American's have exactly the same DNA as other countries, that is just an excuse. When you travel the world (I don't know if you have or not) you realize quickly that culture is only skin deep and most people are the same. My post is dripping in sarcasm. Despite what the pro gun/anti gun law lobby w...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3133

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

The Kansas City Chiefs obviously will need to be renamed too and even the New England Patriots. https://americanfaith.com/cbs-says-patriot-is-keyword-dogwhistle-to-look-out-for-video/ Ridiculous...there's nothing wrong with 'Patriots'. 'Chiefs' on the other hand will probably change at some point. ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3133

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

For people in CLE the name makes sense and that’s all that matters. It’s an excellent move. Now if they can do something about that WS drought..:lol: First I read about CBT and now this? White site am I on? I find baseball as exciting as watching paint dry. I did watch when the Cubs and Boston and ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4474

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
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4474

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
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caitlyn Jenner stalked and harassed at CPAC
Replies: 58
Views: 3697

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: 3697

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: 44348

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: 3697

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: 3697

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: 44348

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: 4474

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: 6243

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: 6243

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: 3697

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: 3697

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: 1003

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: 3697

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: 5393

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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