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by Virtual737
Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Police fatally shoot Black man during warrant
Replies: 121
Views: 6377

Re: Minneapolis Police fatally shoot Black man during warrant

Just watched the video. The first shout of "police search warrant" was pretty clear, but if the chap was asleep there is little chance he would have understood the words. Might have woken him up though. Thereafter the police are shouting over eachother and if you've just been woken I think...

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by Virtual737
Thu Feb 03, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 27408

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

That is correct they were hesitant at the beginning then the J&J was put on hold (witch was the one that most of my family members wanted) then the mandates finished the decision of not getting it witch is the exact reason why at this point I have no interest is getting another dose. Sounds a l...

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by Virtual737
Thu Feb 03, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts
Replies: 68
Views: 4573

Re: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts

What's the problem? He's paying for it. Holland got to build a yacht. Would we prefer it was built in China or Korea. How difficult do we want to make it for the wealthy to spend their money in Europe? are you serious? Do we really need to have: tell me how high I need to jump-attitude? Anyhow, thi...

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by Virtual737
Thu Feb 03, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts
Replies: 68
Views: 4573

Re: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts

What's the problem? He's paying for it. Holland got to build a yacht. Would we prefer it was built in China or Korea. How difficult do we want to make it for the wealthy to spend their money in Europe?

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by Virtual737
Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Loss of Challenger - Anniversary
Replies: 18
Views: 1222

Re: Loss of Challenger - Anniversary

...and very annoying that many conspiracy nuts want to promote it being a hoax that killed nobody. They would have to, of course, because they think space doesn't exist.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU & Russia & border nation issues, a broad open discussion on events occurring between all parties (including the USA)
Replies: 48
Views: 4213

Re: EU & Russia & border nation issues, a broad open discussion on events occurring between all parties (including the U

The question is if he is willing to live with the resuliting fortification of eastern NATO countries, and perhaps the expansion of NATO with Sweden and Finland. Spot on, plus the extreme (I hope) additional sanctions that would target his biggest allies and himself personally. For me, the biggest d...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18972

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Any chance they could propose the best person for the position, regardless of race, sexuality, disability, perception or all the other things that seem to be more important nowadays.

Answer: No.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top 007 Song Openers
Replies: 55
Views: 2728

Re: Top 007 Song Openers

stlgph wrote:

Worst:
5. All Time High - Rita Coolidge


I love that song even though Rita herself doesn't.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top 007 Song Openers
Replies: 55
Views: 2728

Re: Top 007 Song Openers

I would have put Casino Royale - Chris Cornell as number 1, except that he refused permission for it to be on the soundtrack. I don't know the reasons behind this and he may have been justified, but for the opening song not to be on the soundtrack is beyond ridiculous.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud
Replies: 69
Views: 4219

Re: Eric Trump invokes fifth amendment about Trump Organization fraud

In the United Kingdom the Miranda rights go: “ You do not have to say anything. But, it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence” Does the same apply in the USA? I know the Miranda text is di...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adele cancels day before first concert.
Replies: 53
Views: 3082

Re: Adele cancels day before first concert.

https://www.theonion.com/adele-postpone ... 1848400740


Lol. That kind of humour is right up my street.
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stlgph wrote:


Lol. That kind of humour is right up my street.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Denon vs. Audio Technica
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Denon vs. Audio Technica

Had no problem with multiple Audio Technica purchases.

Dual rack mount Denon CD player was the dogs danglies back in the day though.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 159
Views: 8403

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q1 2022

Anyway, enough of that. Yesterday...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

petertenthije wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
The Bible, by Disney. Fiction, with warnings of violence, racial hatred, sexual intolerance and extremism ;)

We already got “life of Brian” though?!


Yes but he wasn't the Messiah....

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by Virtual737
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 334
Views: 16769

Re: Australian Open 2022

"On the issue of my travel declaration, this was submitted by my support team on my behalf as I told immigration officials on my arrival - and my agent sincerely apologises for the administrative mistake in ticking the incorrect box about my previous travel before coming to Australia," wid...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: Which books should be adapted for large or small screen?

The Bible, by Disney. Fiction, with warnings of violence, racial hatred, sexual intolerance and extremism ;)

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by Virtual737
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleague badmouthing me to customer. Best way to handle.
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: Colleague badmouthing me to customer. Best way to handle.

I'd speak to the customer before doing anything else. Not directly about the possible comment from the co-worker, but to get that into the convo somehow. In English more than most other languages, body language, tone and many other things are far more important than actual words, so it's far too eas...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freaky accident
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: Freaky accident

You can't park there!

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by Virtual737
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 5211

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

In this case, I think we both agree that the officer was wrong for opening fire in the manner that he did. He had ample backup and there were less lethal options available. For me, that is the only real point for discussion in this thread, lest it become just another "US attitude to firearms&q...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 4666

Re: 20 years of the Euro

The Euro for sure has offered its users advantages. However, for me, part of the joy of foreign travel was to be using "foreign" money, so switching to the Euro would not only mean giving up our beloved Pound Sterling (one of the world's oldest currencies) and part of our national identity...

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by Virtual737
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 5211

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

This is one of those only in American situations, police in every other developed country would not shoot a person armed with a bike lock. In NZ that guy would have been disarmed by a police dog. Yet again it’s a case of shoot first American style policing. It is my understanding the original victi...

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by Virtual737
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 5211

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Elkadad313 wrote:
Right. Don't shoot now -- hesitate to explore all PC options and let the (original) victim's head get bashed in while waiting for the social worker to arrive. You haven't a clue.


"Shooting now" is the only possible option that a trained officer has that you wouldn't call "PC" ?

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by Virtual737
Thu Dec 16, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

This whole farce also makes the repeated comments in this thread about the FIA favouring Lewis / Mercedes seems just a tad silly too.

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by Virtual737
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again
Replies: 81
Views: 3680

Re: JFK Assassination Records Release Delayed Again

I have now seen the final redacted document. It was Professor Plum, in the library, with the candlestick.

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by Virtual737
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Boeing74741R wrote:

I'm sure Pirelli can produce a durable tyre and I agree they are made to a spec.


Pirelli were specifically asked to make the tyres as they are (apart potentially from the blow outs). They are performing pretty much exactly as the FIA dictated they should.

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by Virtual737
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.
Replies: 55
Views: 3961

Re: The first death from omicron variant reported in U.K as lockdowns back on agenda.

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Well, as a hospital healthcare worker in the NHS (including long stints in covid critical care watching people die), I'll try not to take any of this personally. We're trying our best.


Thank you very much and please, do ignore the very obvious troll in the thread.

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by Virtual737
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

If he hadn’t pushed VER off the track, VER probably would have become world champion without all the drama and controversy we saw yesterday….. Not only that, yesterday's match would have been irrelevant. Without the DNF's caused by Mercedes the WDC would have been decided one or two matches ago. Wh...

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by Virtual737
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Time to get drunk anyway. Thanks to all for a banter full season. Thanks to scbriml for starting the thread and here's to next season.

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by Virtual737
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Although I don't like how it ended they should just let it be. There are more seasons to fight.

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by Virtual737
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Congrats Max and Red Bull.

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by Virtual737
Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Grrrr safety car coming... that will likely be it.


EDIT: Why not box Lewis now they know Max has boxed?

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by Virtual737
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Sky F1 thinks the situation is similar to Brazil. Are they nuts? Max didn't open such a big gap in Brazil.


Not 100%. Brundle called it Max's corner and others said they didn't see any advantage given back.

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by Virtual737
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I hate to say it but that was Max's corner.

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by Virtual737
Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

zkojq wrote:
Would someone please remind me who the last teammate to outqualify Fernando Alonso over a season?


Only ever happened once before I think. Some whiny black guy that apparently isn't one of the greatest.

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by Virtual737
Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

As a newbie, the fact that so much depends on tires is one of the most unsatisfying aspects of motor sports. You're not alone. i'm hoping that the new cars make overtaking easier to the point that the tyre lottery can be reversed. I believe the tyres were made so critical for this very reason as ae...

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by Virtual737
Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Dutchy wrote:
Nice driving, max,


Yep he got the job done well. Good strategy calls by Red Bull too. I thought they'd totally sacrificed Checo but he did well to still get 4th, which amplifies Valterri's underperformace.

Also nice to see Lewis complimentary of MV and just admit he was faster.

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by Virtual737
Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Nice drive Bottas )

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by Virtual737
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I listened to Bottas on F1 beyond the grid about a month ago and his reasoning for leaving Mercedes was that Toto was unable or unwilling to give him a multi-year deal. Alfa-Romeo did give him a 3 year contract so he went with them. Personally I think that's Merc allowing Bottas to keep some face. ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I listened to Bottas on F1 beyond the grid about a month ago and his reasoning for leaving Mercedes was that Toto was unable or unwilling to give him a multi-year deal. Alfa-Romeo did give him a 3 year contract so he went with them. Personally I think that's Merc allowing Bottas to keep some face. ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted
Replies: 59
Views: 3221

Re: Embry Riddle Mass Shooting Averted

Is the weapon described one that can be legally held in FL? Yes. It was a Keltec Sub 2000 9mm carbine that takes Glock pistol magazines. Yours for < $800 at guns.com https://www.guns.com/firearms/rifles/semi-auto/kel-tec-sub2000-g19-9mm-ca-9mm-semi-auto-10-1-rounds-16-barrel-new?p=382310

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by Virtual737
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

marcelh wrote:

Hypocrisy? You mean double standards by the HAM fans


The majority of professional commentators and racers seem to disagree with you, so I guess you're trolling.

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by Virtual737
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2904

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

OK, but that still doesn't answer this question: why create a black market where there isn't one? I don't for one second pretend it's the perfect solution, but if the black market argument is the major negative then so what? i would prefer it to be taxed out of existence (which would also create a ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Lewis is just smarter Now you're starting to get it. You at least agree HAM is just doing what VER is being accused of by many devoted HAM groupies over here…. Not really. He's a whiner. He makes mistakes. Sometimes he goes for gaps that don't exist and sometimes he's over the edge. Max is like thi...

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by Virtual737
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

marcelh wrote:
Lewis is just smarter


Now you're starting to get it.

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by Virtual737
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2904

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

That’s a press release issued by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids about a report by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Not exactly an objective source. There are plenty of other sources to back up statements, such as: https://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/opinions_layman/tobacco/en/l...

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by Virtual737
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2904

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

I think it's an interesting take on the issue, I don't really understand how it can be legal to discriminate like this There are plenty of examples of where you year of birth affects what your rights are. If the pushback is against a potentially discriminatory law then by all means make it a blanke...

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by Virtual737
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Lol @ Lando Norris interviewed at Abu Dhabi today. Reporter: "So Lando, how are you going to beat Charles to take that 5th place in the championship?" Lando: "Err dunno, maybe brake-testing him? It's only a 10 second penalty." That’s brilliant! Lando is always the person I want ...

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by Virtual737
Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Lol @ Lando Norris interviewed at Abu Dhabi today.

Reporter: "So Lando, how are you going to beat Charles to take that 5th place in the championship?"
Lando: "Err dunno, maybe brake-testing him? It's only a 10 second penalty."

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by Virtual737
Thu Dec 09, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 72479

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen has time and youth on his side and can compete at the top level for at least the next decade. You can bet he will go again next year whether he wins his first title on Sunday or not and providing Red Bull are successful at producing a winning car for the new regulations first time right....

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