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by luckyone
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434163

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/DAlperovitch/status/1497706110152753168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1497706110152753168%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url= This is worrying. Putin is being increasingly being backed in a corner with no off-ramp. This is not going to end well. Maybe Ukr...

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by luckyone
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434163

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

It’s either a bluff or his crazy just went off the scale. I wonder how much further he can go before one of his generals decides enough is enough? I don’t buy the crazy theory. Putin has been around for years and years. He didn’t come to power as a madman a la Hitler and right off the bat start dep...

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by luckyone
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434163

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

https://news.sky.com/story/russia-vladimir-putin-orders-military-command-to-put-nuclear-deterrence-forces-on-high-alert-12553278 Russia: Vladimir Putin orders military command to put nuclear deterrence forces on high alert Probably scare tactics from a desperate dictator but worrying nonetheless . ...

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by luckyone
Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 793
Views: 105874

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

That looks like way too much capacity to Florida in the summer for one airline to me. Or is it just reflective of where a great many people from NE Ohio are going when they travel, and who is capturing that traffic? I don't doubt many in NE Ohio go to Florida, although I don't understand why anyone...

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by luckyone
Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434163

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

My apologies. I had forgotten how much Trump had unified America and how highly he regarded Europe. I must admit to finding it rather curious to be told by a US citizen, in a post now deleted, just how screwed up the UK is. The irony is not lost on me .. :) The UK government might be screwed up, bu...

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by luckyone
Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 793
Views: 105874

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

Frontier/Spirit combined sked June 2022 MCO: 5.0 TPA: 3.1 LAS: 3.0 RSW: 2.4 FLL: 2.0 ATL: 2.0 MYR: 2.0 MIA: 1.4 CUN: 1.1 LAX: 1.0 DEN: 1.0 PHX: 1.0 SRQ: 0.4 PUJ: 0.4 RDU: 0.4 MSY: 0.4 26.6 average daily between the two carriers. In regards to the question of frequency reductions, I don’t see why th...

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by luckyone
Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mitt Romney Was Right About Russia
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: Mitt Romney Was Right About Russia

It's really easy to look at this in a vacuum, and editorialize in hindsight. Romney said a lot of things. Many were right, not everything was. At the end of the day the American public didn't buy it. Democrats crowed about Russia in the aftermath of the 2016 election...and I didn't hear too many Rep...

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by luckyone
Wed Feb 23, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6686

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

Mariah's early stuff was good. Up to Hero. After that, she went downhill. I hate everything by Taylor Swift and Muse. Not any particular song, just any by those two performers. Taylor Swift is so diverse though, how can you not like ANYTHING? I liked the one Taylor Swift song that wasn't about an a...

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by luckyone
Thu Feb 17, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamila Valieva doping case.
Replies: 62
Views: 4584

Re: Kamila Valieva doping case.

Sometimes poetic justice prevails. But I really wish the cameras had been turned off while pretty much every skater lost control of their emotions. That was terrible and I had to turn away. These are young girls, and some of them are not being protected. The one that has me scratching my head was t...

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by luckyone
Thu Feb 17, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamila Valieva doping case.
Replies: 62
Views: 4584

Re: Kamila Valieva doping case.

Sometimes poetic justice prevails. But I really wish the cameras had been turned off while pretty much every skater lost control of their emotions. That was terrible and I had to turn away. These are young girls, and some of them are not being protected. The one that has me scratching my head was th...

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by luckyone
Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6686

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

I'll also note "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. Living in the Seattle area for the past 30 years, it's almost heresy to say you don't like Nirvana. But I've never seen the attraction to them, they were a below average garage band - and this is coming from someone who played in a belo...

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by luckyone
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamila Valieva doping case.
Replies: 62
Views: 4584

Re: Kamila Valieva doping case.

There should be a consolation prize for the Olympics--"Most Creative Excuse For How The Drugs Got Into The Athlete's Body". Her handlers say that her grandfather is taking the drug and he may have left saliva on a glass that she subsequently drank out of... https://www.msn.com/en-us/sport...

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by luckyone
Tue Feb 15, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prediction: This will have no impact upon Trump's fans
Replies: 25
Views: 2688

Re: Prediction: This will have no impact upon Trump's fans

Once again, just don't pay any attention to the emperor behind the curtain without any clothes on.

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by luckyone
Mon Feb 14, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamila Valieva doping case.
Replies: 62
Views: 4584

Re: Kamila Valieva doping case.

Just the fact that she has to skate for the "Russian Olympic Committee" because the country itself is banned for drug reasons, should tell you all you need to know. That they even let them enter shows how corrupt the IOC is. IOC isn't even expending effort to hide their corruption anymore...

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by luckyone
Mon Feb 14, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3253

Re: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)

Decent halftime performance I'm going to have to disagree with this one. 1: Starting off with two clearly arthritic guys trying to recreate their lives on the streets, while they've been living in gated compounds for over twenty years, was a little precious. 2: Were we really supposed to believe th...

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by luckyone
Mon Feb 14, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamila Valieva doping case.
Replies: 62
Views: 4584

Re: Kamila Valieva doping case.

A 15 year old who can perform athletically the way she does has next to no legitimate reason to be given cardiac medications—somebody with a cardiac condition requiring medication would still have cardiac function limitations that would not enable someone to skate the way that she does. All Russian...

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by luckyone
Sun Feb 13, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamila Valieva doping case.
Replies: 62
Views: 4584

Re: Kamila Valieva doping case.

A 15 year old who can perform athletically the way she does has next to no legitimate reason to be given cardiac medications—somebody with a cardiac condition requiring medication would still have cardiac function limitations that would not enable someone to skate the way that she does. All Russian ...

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by luckyone
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite city skyline?
Replies: 53
Views: 3681

Re: Your favorite city skyline?

Pittsburgh at night. Particularly as one exits the Mount Washington tunnel.

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by luckyone
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite city skyline?
Replies: 53
Views: 3681

Re: Your favorite city skyline?

Chicago on the O'Hare approach over Lake Michigan at night or in winter when it's snowed over.

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by luckyone
Mon Feb 07, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7611

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

. IMHO, the only real blemish on her record was how she handled the immediate aftermath of Diana's death. As much a fabricated crisis as any failure to read the room. IMO, I don't think Diana was a suitable "choice for Charles." She was too young and not the right type of person. I think ...

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by luckyone
Mon Feb 07, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?
Replies: 75
Views: 7611

Re: Is Prince Charles Finally Going To Become King?

scbriml wrote:
. IMHO, the only real blemish on her record was how she handled the immediate aftermath of Diana's death.

As much a fabricated crisis as any failure to read the room.

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by luckyone
Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 490
Views: 72673

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

It would seem that somebody thought it was easier to corral all the Florida passengers under one roof. :cheeky:

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by luckyone
Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

He was thrashed in the US Open final, also on the same surface as Australia, by a younger player who has won 4 of there last 7 matches. It's "trashed" You must not recall the cheers he was receiving toward the end of that match. By the score though, sorry you are incorrect, it was a thras...

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by luckyone
Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

And assuming that DJO would have been in that final if he would have played the tournament is, well, to put it mildly: arrogant. So it's perfectly ok to safely assume that Nadal will always win French Open, but God forbid you assume Novak would have even reached the final after he won nine titles t...

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by luckyone
Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

Oh, who is the only player to beat Nadal twice in French Open? It has to hurt a true Nadal fan, doesn't it? No I can't say that it does. Being an adult, I don't receive any validation or lack thereof when an athlete wins or loses a match--and if you'll scroll up the thread, you'll see I was doubtfu...

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by luckyone
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

Meanwhile we really need to congratulate Ash Barty for her poise and brilliance under pressure.

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by luckyone
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

And assuming that DJO would have been in that final if he would have played the tournament is, well, to put it mildly: arrogant. So it's perfectly ok to safely assume that Nadal will always win French Open, but God forbid you assume Novak would have even reached the final after he won nine titles t...

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by luckyone
Sun Jan 30, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

Wow. What an epic final for an epic piece of history. Two sets to live down Rafa takes the title for his 21st major. Double career slam. AND he has two Olympic gold medals (something Djokovic will likely never have).

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by luckyone
Sat Jan 29, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2630

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

I’m sure within a few hours of the storm passing life will go on. This is nothing folks who live in the Great Lakes and Northeast haven’t experienced before. Heck, there’s almost two feet of snow in my yard right now. Haven’t missed a day of work and nobody’s missed school. Yawn.

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by luckyone
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 793
Views: 105874

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

I’ve heard this on this board a few times now. The Cleveland Clinic will NOT be sending enough traffic between the two sites to factor as support of any kind on a route to London. Every time a Cleveland organization makes a significant expansion or acquisition in the UK (or a UK group does the same...

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by luckyone
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Arabia and Thailand resume air links after 35 years
Replies: 28
Views: 4732

Re: Saudia Arabia and Thailand resume air links after 35 years

That's interesting. One of the most strict societies when it comes to civil, women ang gay rights being linked with one of the most liberal ones (where being gay or transgender is perceived as a absolutely normal thing). That will be a trully open-minding trip... Saudis with the means to travel are...

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by luckyone
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 793
Views: 105874

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

I should clarify: CCF business travel. There are indeed quite a bit of passengers from the ME seeking care at the Cleveland Clinic. On the patient side, are there numbers anywhere of where in the ME specifically, by country or city? Or, if no hard numbers, an estimate of pax (patients + family) fro...

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by luckyone
Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

I stopped being interested in Tennis sometime in the 80's. If I'm flipping channels, and I run across a match, I might watch a little, or not. But in the 70's and 80's, I used to seek out matches to watch. Not now. I feel like I've seen the best/ most interesting players/ matches already. Wow, you ...

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by luckyone
Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 793
Views: 105874

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.cleveland.com/business/2022/01/cleveland-hopkins-officials-making-push-for-nonstop-flight-to-europe-but-route-will-need-financial-help.html Here we go again. Most everybody with a rudimentary sense of economics knows that Cleveland has grown light years past that rust belt town where a ...

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by luckyone
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 793
Views: 105874

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

That is how the route was originally operated in 2015/16/17 ^ Was CLE-SEA MON/WED/FRI/SAT and CLE-PDX on SUN/TUES/THURS. They shifted the PDX route to SFO in 2018. They had better seriously undercut AS on price if they resume with a red eye east bound. Several years back I flew between the two citi...

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by luckyone
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 793
Views: 105874

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.cleveland.com/business/2022/01/cleveland-hopkins-officials-making-push-for-nonstop-flight-to-europe-but-route-will-need-financial-help.html Here we go again. Most everybody with a rudimentary sense of economics knows that Cleveland has grown light years past that rust belt town where a ...

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by luckyone
Sun Jan 23, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

I watched the last hearing live. The whole damn thing. It's sad that one minister can make a decision with zero evidence ('none needed' per Mr. Lloyd), based on one BBC article from the spring of 2020 long before the vaccine candidates were even in pre-clinical trials, based on Novak's 'spoken and ...

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by luckyone
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adele cancels day before first concert.
Replies: 53
Views: 3031

Re: Adele cancels day before first concert.

That said, There are so many stage performers, dancers, and costumes makers in Vegas, they should have been able to pull this off. Cool, how many would you suspect aren't employed and able to be sourced, trained, and put in a production in less than a week? Do you know whether they attempted to do ...

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by luckyone
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12775

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Tesla’s are very well built in general, although they have had a steep learning curve on a few things. Model 3 ramp up in particular, gave them a few problems. Paint jobs on 2019 M3s didn’t win any awards. The Model S started out with a fantastic battery consepts, fantastic motors, and the notion t...

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by luckyone
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12775

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Then leave that as your situation, which likely has less to do with distances in the US vs. Europe. The average commuter is just fine in an electric vehicle in both the US and Europe. Average commuting distances are similar. What comes next? "Your house is too big"? "You have more as...

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by luckyone
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12775

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

I'm in the US and while I could see my next car, some years down the road, being a hybrid, I can't see a full electric in my future. Our distances are quite a bit farther than in Europe and EVs don't have the range. Unless your commute is more than 100 miles each way or you put more than 200 miles ...

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by luckyone
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12775

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

I'm in the US and while I could see my next car, some years down the road, being a hybrid, I can't see a full electric in my future. Our distances are quite a bit farther than in Europe and EVs don't have the range. Unless your commute is more than 100 miles each way or you put more than 200 miles ...

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by luckyone
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12775

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Carlos Tavares has long made statements regarding government policies regarding EVs. While some of it is valid criticism, it's not hard to piece together why -- when he was just leading PSA, they had invested heavily in diesel technology, and the French market had one of the highest percentage of ne...

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by luckyone
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 7517

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

https://warontherocks.com/2019/11/promises-made-promises-broken-what-yeltsin-was-told-about-nato-in-1993-and-why-it-matters-2/ This article is fascinating because it analyzes the controversy about what exactly was told to the Russians regarding the issue of NATO enlargement. Interesting quote from ...

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by luckyone
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 7517

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Putin et al must be having some concerns about their hold on power at home.

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by luckyone
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

Reading this thread makes me wonder how the Inquisition would have looked back in the Medieval Times if most of the 'righteous' posters constituted the inquisitorial courts. Probably no one would have survived. No matter what everyone here thinks about Novak Djokovic, he is still the best tennis pl...

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by luckyone
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

Reading this thread makes me wonder how the Inquisition would have looked back in the Medieval Times if most of the 'righteous' posters constituted the inquisitorial courts. Probably no one would have survived. No matter what everyone here thinks about Novak Djokovic, he is still the best tennis pl...

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by luckyone
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

One of the more interesting early round matches: 2R Kyrgios vs. Medvedev. Kyrgios is 2-0, though both were played several years ago. Kyrgios at this point in his career is pretty much done being a contender for big titles, but garners a lot of attention for his antics -- I can see why some people e...

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by luckyone
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

It’s amazing what money does to people, novax is thinking of sueing the AusGov for 6m Novak Djokovic 'in talks' for $6 million lawsuit against Australia https://au.yahoo.com/sports/australian-open-2022-novak-djokovic-6-million-lawsuit-004609235.html The recent hearing and the judges Publication of ...

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by luckyone
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16557

Re: Australian Open 2022

Mind that "status" . . . Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of ‘civil unrest’ behind cancellation https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/15/novak-djokovic-visa-australian-minister-alex-hawke-says-risk-of-civil-unrest-behind-cancellation It's a reason to depo...

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