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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: 2316

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: 2316

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: 2615

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: 2615

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: 2425

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: 2425

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: 2425

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: 2425

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: 254
Views: 78230

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: 3390

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: 1801

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: 3390

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: 3390

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: 3390

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: 3390

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: 3390

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: 3390

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: 6131

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: 6131

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: 6131

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: 44456

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: 5069

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: 1495

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: 6131

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: 1106

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: 6131

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: 6131

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: 6100

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: 6131

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: 44456

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: 3215

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: 25968

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: 25968

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: 25968

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: 25968

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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by Kiwirob
Sun May 09, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7560

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

A school for girls has been bombed in Kabul with at least 50 dead. https://choice.npr.org/index.html?origin=https://www.npr.org/2021/05/08/995053653/bombing-near-kabul-school-kills-at-least-30-many-of-them-girls I wonder if we should offer asylum to all Afghans, but only women and girls. Let the me...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 09, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7560

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

it is not. Like Iraq, USA created the mess and should thus be responsible for cleaning it up. This 100% Afghanistan is a mess entirely of the US's making. Wrong. Afghanistan has always been a mess. In the last two centuries, the British Empire and USSR are also responsible. You can't nation-build w...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 07, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4366

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

I suspect it is about Bill and Melinda wanting to play the field a bit before their innings end. I look forward to seeing Bill with some disgustingly young hotties. Hey, being one of the richest men alive has to have some perks, no? He was a billionaire when he married Melinda, yet she wasn't exact...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 07, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4429

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Question: Does watching child porn help pedophiles to control their phantasies? That guy apparently didn't abuse a child for a very long time. Makes me wonder if child porn helped him. No argument about production of such videos. In Switzerland people who are heroine addicts for decades and have fa...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 07, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4429

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Child porn is so dead wrong on so many levels, very illegal in the USA for good reason that it needs heavy penalties for its consumers and makers. Question: Does watching child porn help pedophiles to control their phantasies? That guy apparently didn't abuse a child for a very long time. Makes me ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 07, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?
Replies: 109
Views: 7560

Re: Your view of a pull out from Afghanistan ?

The international community has a responsibility to stay invested in Afghanistan. Remember what happened in Rwanda after the international community upped and left? We cannot have a repeat of that! Ofcourse, it is also unfair to suggest that the US alone should do the lifting . Afghanistan is a sha...

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 07, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4429

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

. This also brings up the issue of serious problems with most so-called 'reality' programing. Background checks are poorly done. They encourage the worst of human behavior, especially greed. Too many involved are attention whores and the producers are exploitative. Too many situations are scripted ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 06, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 14503

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

I thought his sandwich was a gun I thought his phone was a gun He refused to comply He said he legally had a gun and told me where it was She was playing video games She was unwinding from work I thought I was grabbing a taser Cops continue to use every excuse to kill unarmed people and we are just...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 04, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old

It's also a symbol of America's technological and economic might. Can you imagine any other country/society in the world being able to build something like that, especially in the early 20th century? I'm sure anyone who came to NYC from another country at the time, especially from places like Asia,...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 04, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old

Aesma wrote:
By the way about the airship dock, would it have worked OK in windy conditions ?


They only ever tried docking once, the photo that is on the internet is a fake.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 04, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4366

Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Aesma wrote:
Bill will drop in the richest man standings.


I don't believe that's a major concern for him.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 04, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing
Replies: 56
Views: 4366

Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

That's a surprise. Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple". "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,"...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 13813

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I find it ironic that those who 6 months ago were talking about herd immunity now won't get the vaccine, keeping society from getting immunity. True. Seems we're just going to deal with a background level of this stuff taking people out from time to time, while with a bit of minimal effort to take ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1832

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

??? Problems like Jews having homes? Jews didn’t need to be relocated to the Middle East after WW2, in hindsight it was pretty obvious forcing a Jewish state in the middle of the Islamic world was going to end in problems, which it has. Even this didn't start with the Americans. And it definitely d...

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 03, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1832

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

To be fair, we didn't make the mess - the Brits did. We just made it more complicated after WW2. Historic mess and current mess, two different messes. I guess we can all agree if Israel hadn't been forced on Middle East most of todays problems simply wouldn't exist. ??? Problems like Jews having ho...

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