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by Kent350787
Thu May 12, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13576

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

[ Quite a lot of undecide which indecently included me. its those voters who will decide the election outcome. Yes, it is looking like Labor will be exlected then expected to fix the economic trap the Coalition has left for them, yet again. The stage 3 income tax cuts are the most egregious. ALP ca...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 12, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13576

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I still suspect LNP will win, people tell opinion polls one thing when they will do something else. LNP does seem desperate, campaign staff are not supporting the star Warringah candidate, Tony Abbott has been pulled out of retirement to rally the troops. Also complaints of the moderate teal candid...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 12, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13576

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

I still suspect LNP will win, people tell opinion polls one thing when they will do something else. LNP does seem desperate, campaign staff are not supporting the star Warringah candidate, Tony Abbott has been pulled out of retirement to rally the troops. Also complaints of the moderate teal candid...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 10, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most collectively hated airliner?
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Re: What is the most collectively hated airliner?

I loved the CRJ200, don't understand whats not to like. As far as regular passengers (non aviation enthusiast) are concerned, the only planes they hate has nothing to do with the aircraft type itself but the level of mind numbing in-flight entertainment offered. Heaven forbid they manage an hour or...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 10, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48305

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Robin Wiliams of all people put it best on Carson one night - "the right to life people say - I'll go with you to save this life, and to help you save this life. But the moment they're born they go - I'm outta here." I just wonder what Medical insurance and health care will look like in t...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 10, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 661
Views: 15049

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

https://twitter.com/badiucao/status/1523203600339587072 According to TV screenshot on the internet, it's now official policy that if someone in an apartment is infected, then others who live in other apartments in the same floor, or those who live in apartments along the same column above or below ...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 09, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13576

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Too late for me anyway, my vote is already done even before this. News Limited in the last week will decide who wins the election when it finally decides to run election reporting instead of Guy Sebastian or hollywood legal trials. I think its quite pointed that the News tabloids don't have the deb...

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by Kent350787
Mon May 09, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 71801

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Watched a 7News story on YouTube about adding a third runway at MEL. It stated residents have 7 days to respond. I'm wondering if that meant 7 more days to respond or you only get 7 days to comment on such a project? Possibly a comprehension failure on my part? You get longer than 7 days to comment...

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by Kent350787
Sun May 08, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?
Replies: 14
Views: 2376

Re: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?

What colonial ties do the United States and Australia have? They’ve been joined at the hip since WW2. “Colonial” can be defined quite broadly. AA is the bit player in the market. DL previously had a direct relationship with the number 2 Australian airline. Also remember that SYD is around 7 million...

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by Kent350787
Sat May 07, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?
Replies: 14
Views: 2376

Re: Delta LAX-SYD: What makes it a financially viable route?

SYD-LAX is the Pacific version of JFK-LHR. It has historical colonial ties and many multinationals are movuing APAC/Oceania HQ to SYD/SIN/ICN/HND from HKG/Mainland China due to the lockdown in China & HKG. Also SYD/SIN speak English for the most part making recruiting easier. What colonial ties...

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by Kent350787
Sat May 07, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48305

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

For those arguing Pro Choice. Is that legalised abortion up to birth?. There are circumstances where late term abortion to save the life of the woman. By that stage there are other options for a healthy child. From the data available data, late term abortion is extremely rare, but medically necessa...

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by Kent350787
Sat May 07, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 13247

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

Kadish wrote:
Kent350787 wrote:
fjhc wrote:
As someone who's lived in Manchester for the past 8.5 years.... I'm not surprised one bit that it was a flight from MAN. I'm just mildly surprised it was on the KLM flight not easyJet!
DDR wrote:

What does that mean?


I was referring to post #5. I suspect Glasgow may be the other UK city suffering a similar stereotype.


Stereotype?? U must be kidding. It happens everyday from UK to places like Amsterdam, Ibiza, Málaga, Prague...

I was being polite.

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by Kent350787
Sat May 07, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48305

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

For those arguing Pro Choice. Is that legalised abortion up to birth?. There are circumstances where late term abortion to save the life of the woman. By that stage there are other options for a healthy child. From the data available data, late term abortion is extremely rare, but medically necessa...

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by Kent350787
Fri May 06, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48305

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Lack of "universal" care doesn't not equal no care. Any women in the US who wants pre and post natal care can get it. Even the poor can get it via Medicaid. I am not saying our system is perfect, we could definitely improve a lot of things, but lets not pretend that the care doesn't exist...

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by Kent350787
Fri May 06, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 13247

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

fjhc wrote:
As someone who's lived in Manchester for the past 8.5 years.... I'm not surprised one bit that it was a flight from MAN. I'm just mildly surprised it was on the KLM flight not easyJet!
DDR wrote:
Kent350787 wrote:
777Mech wrote:

Trashy Americ... oh wait...


There are other similar stereotypes involved here....


What does that mean?


I was referring to post #5. I suspect Glasgow may be the other UK city suffering a similar stereotype.

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by Kent350787
Thu May 05, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight
Replies: 56
Views: 13247

Re: Six arrests after brawl on board KLM flight

Six Britons have been arrested at Schiphol Airport for a fight on board an aircraft. It happened on a KLM flight this morning from Manchester to Amsterdam. https://nos.nl/artikel/2427654-arrestaties-na-knokpartij-aan-boord-klm-vlucht-naar-amsterdam https://mobile.twitter.com/MayaWilkinsonx/status/1...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 05, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Parts Shortage Claimed as Reason for Air Baltic B737 Wet Lease
Replies: 8
Views: 2502

Re: A220 Parts Shortage Claimed as Reason for Air Baltic B737 Wet Lease

Interesting seeing Airbus leased one of the AIrBaltic A220s to fly to Sydney for the QF fleet announcement earlier in the week. Maybe there were parts guarantees involved with that?

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by Kent350787
Thu May 05, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48305

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Or how about - if you don't like abortion, don't knock women up unless intending to stick around and/or for women - don't have one. Much more simple. Don't like it? Don't partake. Just like same-sex marriage. Don't like certain kinds of sex? Don't partake. Hello Lawrence v. Texas Another reasonably...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 05, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48305

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

In the same manner the Constitution has never meant to give abortion rights, it does not restrict abortion in anyway. And it never has, including in the ~200 years of its existence pre-Roe. Particularly if one is to look at this from a life versus death point of view. Murder is almost always a stat...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 05, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry
Replies: 15
Views: 1896

Re: Idea for Building a Bridge Across the Mississippi River to Replace Plaquemine Ferry

It also disconnects a bunch of populated communities that are physically close. It doesn't disconnect anything, they were never connected. I don't get the point of spending a billion dollars of US taxpayers money to connect two small towns that have never been connected before while other heavily u...

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by Kent350787
Thu May 05, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48305

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

One area that I’ve always found curious about the abortion debate here in the US is how much the pro-choice lobby loves to weave this narrative of theocratic oppression and level accusations of US abortion law being somehow akin to the Taliban It may be helpful for you to do some research on how th...

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by Kent350787
Wed May 04, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48305

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

To everyone, the key thing that everyone needs to know and accept is that abortions will not stop because of any ruling. They will continue. And with the interconnected world we now have it will not be all that hard for anyone that does want one to have one. The shame is the misery that it can caus...

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by Kent350787
Wed May 04, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48305

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I think we’re all getting too caught up in the legal fine print here. Let’s concentrate on the primary issue, we’re about to revert to a 1950s era of back alley abortions, coat hangars, women dying from unsafe procedures, more unwanted pregnancies, increased trauma for rape victims, and the potenti...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 03, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 80474

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Oh, ok. Qantas really needs to order like 25 more 787-9's, their whole fleet is a mess, it seems like they don't really buy enough planes, and their orders never contain more than just a handful of planes. Ummm.... yes, they do need some more 789s but their short-term fleet planning has been delaye...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 03, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 661
Views: 15049

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

We need better data on who is dying (unvaccinated, age, medical condition). Is that data for Shanghai or data generally?. Alone amongst Australian States, NSW has been publishing weekly surveillance overview reports since April 2020. They are released a fortnight in arrears https://www.health.nsw.g...

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by Kent350787
Tue May 03, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Only: Best Cockpit Visit Or Aircraft Tour Story!
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Passengers Only: Best Cockpit Visit Or Aircraft Tour Story!

Mid 70s, my first RPT flight SYD-WGA-SYD, Airlines of NSW Fokker F27. This "mystery flight" (the cheapest way to buy an air ticket in Australia at the time) was a special treat for my sister and I, and we were taken to the cockpit to say hi to the flight crew on descent into WGA.

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by Kent350787
Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 131
Views: 15076

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

Security footage from the day captures the moment that Capitol police officers attempted to retreat while pursued and hunted down by the insurrectionists, who impeded their efforts and threw things at them…chilling. https://twitter.com/macfarlanenews/status/1519831579408965632?s=21&t=6674wdwBwu...

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by Kent350787
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65667

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

I'd expect either Doha or Dubai to take advantage of curfew free operation. Not sure how I didn't think of this. There are lots of people in western Sydney from Middle-Eastern and African backgrounds. So a connection to DXB would certainly be very useful. Also, if the likes of EK and QR are using a...

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by Kent350787
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65667

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Recognising that pre-Covid there were flights from up to 15 mainland Chinese airlines, I would expect links to some Chinese cities. AirAsia (if they survive international) could probably be attracted for KUL if the price was right. Domestically, I'd think that many holiday destinations with higher t...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022
Replies: 417
Views: 65667

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2022

Looking out over BNE airport just now and was surprised to see a QF A380 sitting at the international terminal. It's VH-OQD which was operating QF12 and diverted. Poor weather in SYD this morning? It seems most others got in around the same time? Not sure if it’s weather related, most likely a sche...

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by Kent350787
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13576

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

The other bit that annoys me is we have media (radio presenters) who rather than interviewing a politician spend the entire time shouting at the politician. That’s crap. Those types should go do something else like laying bricks, fixing plumbing or something else that might get them back in touch w...

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by Kent350787
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13576

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Morrison in WA saying he's more like the hugely popular Labor leader of the state than Federal Labor leader Albanese. The Coalition is desperate to at least retain seats in WA. That Morrison is being so open with his desperation, given the legal action his Government supported against WA's Covid bor...

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by Kent350787
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 35
Views: 3052

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

Always. That said, checked bags aren’t a big coat in Australia, and are included when travelling overseas. Having larger bags on our US visits means we check bags there, but it’s not a big cost.

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by Kent350787
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13576

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Deves has no chance in Warringah, but continued support for her is a dog whistle to other electorates that may be more I. Line with her views.

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by Kent350787
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5711

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

is there a point in a pregnancy at which time an abortion should no longer be allowed? 24 weeks gestation is broadly considered to be the boundary of foetal viability. However, there will always be a small range of circumstances where later term termination is in the correct medical decision for th...

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by Kent350787
Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited
Replies: 106
Views: 10027

Re: Airports You've Transited Through In Cities You've Never Visited

NRT and HKG. I transited SIN 15 years before visiting the country.

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by Kent350787
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3185

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

One can be sad that a tragedy has occurred while also wanting to protect their own home and family. When seconds count, the police are minutes away. We've seen in recent years through riots, a pandemic, and an attempted coup that the government can't protect us from everything. Ideally a firearm is...

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by Kent350787
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 60
Views: 4800

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

EK - SYD-AKL-SYD (my only A345 flights)

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by Kent350787
Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13576

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

https://www.9news.com.au/national/anthony-albanese-tests-positive-to-covid19-routine-pcr/209ede9b-b398-4e68-89e9-85691fb9f6c1 Anthony Albanese tests positive for COVID-19 1less week of media scrutiny I guess has it silver linings Wonder if Morrison will as well as they were close contact and shook ...

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by Kent350787
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3185

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

I still think that it would be most effective for this forum to adopt a single "latest mass shooting in the USA thread with a "Thoughts and Prayers" pinned post. Every single thread on the latest senseless gun murder shows that gun homicide is as American as apple pie. Also, those wh...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13576

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

Polls narrowing in Aussie? There has been some narrowing of the Labor lead in the last week. Albanese (the Labor leader) appears to have finally switched to attack mode, and won last night's TV debate hosted on Sky, the Australian equivalent of Fox (Murdoch owned, hard right wing, but much lower ra...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3185

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

I still think that it would be most effective for this forum to adopt a single "latest mass shooting in the USA thread with a "Thoughts and Prayers" pinned post. Every single thread on the latest senseless gun murder shows that gun homicide is as American as apple pie. Also, those who...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5711

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

All these pro-life, anti-choicers would be all in favour of god-induced abortion if it were available. Pray that pregnancy away! :pray: What about those who think life begins at conception and nothing to do with religion? Then they shouldn't get abortions. Why are they trying to force their beliefs...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5711

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

My country has one of the lowest abortion rates in the world, yet abortion is legal in every jurisdiction in the country. Maybe there are ways other than criminalising women to reduce the number of abortions (if that, rather than control, is the aim of legislation such as this in Oklahoma). Colorad...

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina
Replies: 77
Views: 3185

Re: Shooting at a Lounge in South Carolina

CAn I be the first to offer the extremely valuable thoughts and prayers.

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by Kent350787
Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CDC plans to extend mask mandate
Replies: 82
Views: 5097

Re: CDC plans to extend mask mandate

Regardless of the merits of whether or not it is a good idea, why should a bunch of unelected bureaucrats make policies like this? It's the bureaucracy's job analyze data and make recommendations to elected officials who do have the power and responsibility to make policy. Interesting comment. In m...

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by Kent350787
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13576

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

What's the approval rating for both parties now? It’s an interesting one from looking at the news, polls suggest ALP still in front but it’s losing support,the coalition is gain only marginally but the independents are gaining the most support One of the sports bets have had more money being placed...

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by Kent350787
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL Vs KAL Vs QTR to Bangkok
Replies: 17
Views: 1946

Re: JAL Vs KAL Vs QTR to Bangkok

Which factors are you most interested in for your decision making process - price, ease of access from home, ease of transfer at one or two airports? I've only flown JAL out of the three, and have no idea about transfers at ORD. I assume you'd be on AA DCA-ORD? Transfer at NRT is a breeze, and the 3...

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by Kent350787
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 5711

Re: Abortion Ban in Oklahoma Passed

My country has one of the lowest abortion rates in the world, yet abortion is legal in every jurisdiction in the country.

Maybe there are ways other than criminalising women to reduce the number of abortions (if that, rather than control, is the aim of legislation such as this in Oklahoma).

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by Kent350787
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 777-9 routes?
Replies: 31
Views: 4001

Re: British Airways 777-9 routes?

I was surprised to see BA return to SYD, even with the downgauge from 77W to 789. A 779 would only ever happen as a tag on SIN.

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