Kiwirob wrote:Maybe they figure that with 8 C17s with a long life ahead of them, that they don't need any. Or, maybe they also think that it'll turn into a cluster, like the A400 did. Jump to post
In a sensible world the UK should be part of this as well.
This whole thing is driven by France and Germany, just like everything else in the EU. They just got Slovenia, Czechia and Netherlands to sign on as "camouflage". The Netherlands doesn't even really have "oversize" cargo since they got rid of their Leopard 2's. Yeah, I know they ...Jump to post
I've see many (not all) in London and other parts of the UK. Define "many". Less than 5% of England & Wales police are armed . Obviously, they will be concentrated in the major cities. I would imagine the number in Scotland to be similar, but the number in NI will probably be higher g...Jump to post
How many countries still have unarmed cops? I've seen armed cops in the CBD of Sydney. I've see many (not all) in London and other parts of the UK. I've seen armed police in Denmark, Italy, France and other EU countries. All police that I've seen in Canada are armed.Jump to post
Why would that be uncomfortable? Has anyone ever claimed that 100% of all uneccesary police shootings in the US are done by white supremacist cops? Is incompetence reserved for racists? The incompetence, the wild west gun use and the systemic racism are all symptoms of a very ill law enforcement sy...Jump to post
As long as I can get my Timmy's and Molson's, eh? I don't see the US allowing money with the Queen and I doubt Canada wants a genocidal racist like Jackson on theirs. So maybe we nix them both for William Shatner or Alex Trebec I guess if racists are out, no FDR, either. Maybe Eisenhower? Or Meghan...Jump to post
What do you mean, I only asked him a question? As this is an international forum, and if he meant something else by his comment regarding the police officers skin color, maybe he should make his point a bit clearer for us poor non-native speakers? What? Are you uncomfortable with black people worki...Jump to post
But in this case I even question the need for it to be an immediate armed response. He’s swinging a bike lock that looks to be about a foot long at most, in a confined space and he’s already backing himself into a clever. Surround him (there was no shortage of officers on scene) and take him down w...Jump to post
Meh, buying my cerveza and tacos without having to switch currencies is much more interesting than the whole economics of it all :biggrin: As long as I can get my Timmy's and Molson's, eh? I don't see the US allowing money with the Queen and I doubt Canada wants a genocidal racist like Jackson on t...Jump to post
FlapOperator wrote:I agree. Jump to postM564038 wrote:What? Are you uncomfortable with black people working as police officers?
If that's what you got from that statement, I'd respectfully suggest that you refrain from posting in your non-native language.
ACDC8 wrote:As long as I can get my Timmy's and Molson's, eh? Jump to postjohns624 wrote:I could maybe see Canada but Mexico's economy is too different (and screwed up) to include them in it.
Meh, buying my cerveza and tacos without having to switch currencies is much more interesting than the whole economics of it all
seb146 wrote:You do know that the cop who shot both people was Black and a BLM supporter, don't you? Jump to post"no good reason" being they shoot and kill unarmed dark skinned people. The suspect they were shooting at in the mall was unarmed, just for reference.
Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying. You must be petrified every time you fly. I'm the same way. I'm afraid of heights but being on a plane doesn't bother me in the least. My brother (a retired DL CAPT) is also like that. He says it isn't so much a fear of...Jump to post
Am I the only one who thinks that with the mainland tightening the screws on HK, that the days of CX's heyday are in the past and it'll die a slow, lingering death?Jump to post
This case also brings up another serious issue that needs to be discussed, the larger social issues that led too many of the young women to be entrapped in Epstein's sexual exploitation. We need in the USA and elsewhere far more comprehensive sexual health education, to include ways to avoid being ...Jump to post
Maxwell has been found Guilty https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/29/us/ghislaine-maxwell-trial-wednesday/index.html A jury in a New York federal court has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts related to her role in Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of minor girls between 1994 and 2004. Maxwel...Jump to post
StarAC17 wrote:There's one prolific poster here who is afraid to fly. He let it slip one time. Of course, Non-av is the only section he posts in. Jump to post[ We are all a bunch of aviation crazy people but I think there are many people out there who won't set foot on a plane if they don't have to.
Chinese plane + Indonesian airline = ???Jump to post
It’s fun the way that any democrat President always has to be more center and cater to “the average American” If you were referring to me, then you're wrong. I voted for Biden. I just didn't like the way he changed during the campaign. It was hard to know what he really thought. I also mentioned Ka...Jump to post
Manchin was not the only democrat who had provisions stripped out of the Bill I guarantee you. This is what you have always failed to realize Seb. Many of your policy positions are correct, but what you don't realize is the people who you support do not support these policy provisions. Manchin is v...Jump to post
We need ships with far smaller crew. The total US defense budget for 2022 is projected at $725 billion. Over $200 billion of that is personnel costs. That doesn't include the $ 269 billion the VA wants for 2022. A carrier with a blue and gold crew of approximately 10000 per year is $1.4 billion and...Jump to post
Interesting. Is there some thing you would change ... move assets or money or personnel or emphasis from some area to another? Do you believe for instance that the navy has the anti-air vs anti-submarine balance right, or would you emphasize one more than the other as compared to what is done now? ...Jump to post
The Navy doesn't need more hardware than it needs the personnel footprint to man what it has already. It also needs to figure out how to leverage its reserve force like the rest of the DOD figured out how to do in the 1990s, rather than use it for budgetary sleight of hand and Joint manning require...Jump to post
I just read an opinion piece in a British magazine (Warship IFR) about why the French weren't invited to join the AUUKUS defense pact and it makes perfect sense. For the last several years, Macron (DeGaulle Jr.) has been agitating for an EU military force with France in charge, in competition with N...Jump to post
Good points! The word of the founders combined with a wild west attitude where everyone must fend for themselves and their family(as shown in the gun cult) No tradition or real culture, only money and power. During the period from 1800 to the present, which European nations were existent from that ...Jump to post
I find it ironic that Mitch McConnell is inviting Manchin to join the Republican Party. First, he won't because he's much more visible and powerful right where he is. The main thing is that Manchin stood up to the President, who is of the same party, while Tortoise never had the guts, balls, cajones...Jump to post
I've been on six cruises and never had a problem with other passengers. Of course, they've all been on NCL and none have been to the Caribbean. All have been on itineraries that favor smaller ships and a slightly older crowd. Alaska, Baltic, Norway, Oz&NZ, AMS-FCO and now an offseason one to Ber...Jump to post
I just got off the Norwegian Gem. It was a 5 day cruise from NYC to Bermuda and return. It was nice not having to wear a mask onboard. Everyone has to be vaccinated and undergo 3 tests prior to boarding. Once at home and then an antigen and PCR test at the pier. Bermuda was wonderful. Sunny, breezy...Jump to post
Or, like the Texas law, hold those who aid and abet murder accountable. Smith & Wesson, private sellers, or even legitimate gun owners who claim they didn't know it was a third party sale. And, as with guns, abortion is settled law. It was settled in 1973. I don't know why righties are trying t...Jump to post
I just got off the Norwegian Gem. It was a 5 day cruise from NYC to Bermuda and return. It was nice not having to wear a mask onboard. Everyone has to be vaccinated and undergo 3 tests prior to boarding. Once at home and then an antigen and PCR test at the pier. Bermuda was wonderful. Sunny, breezy ...Jump to post
I said a quick google search, which yielded this link as the first result: https://www.usnews.com/news/cities/slideshows/safest-cities-in-america?slide=11 Why they didn't put Livonia up there? Who knows, maybe they put the threshold at 100K The numbers still check, though. 13x rapes, 2,5x car theft...Jump to post
All you guys think is, gasp, they’re taking our guns. That’s all you care about. Your right, because my guns didn't do anything. That's as stupid as someone taking my liquor because someone else got arrested for drunk driving. Except that no one is trying to take your (or anyone's) guns. People kee...Jump to post
Are there any large US cities that have had long-term Republican administrations? A few spring to mind - Indy, Oklahoma City, San Diego, etc. Oklahoma City - R since 1987 Indianapolis - 4 of the last 6 mayors R since 1968 San Diego - back and forth but several long stints of R mayors since 1992 Mia...Jump to post
Disgusting this person lost their life over an item. It Alamo illustrates the awful economic inequality people face in the U.S. People are having to choose between their economic well being and health and then loser their life because of it. He didn't deserve/need to be shot but he was a long time ...Jump to post
Are there any large US cities that have had long-term Republican administrations?Jump to post
. Not one time in any of these threads has there been any empathy from the gun loving crowd towards the victims. And yes, maybe you ought to try typing “my condolences to the victims and their families. Might do wonders for you. People have typed that in the past and just been ridiculed for it. Ano...Jump to post
No, I am pretty sure they are not disappointed. If anything, they are disappointed the next mass-shooting won’t be more then a day or two away. Here’s some advance thoughts and prayers. Who knows, maybe it will stretch the next shooting out to three days! Your sarcasm is sick. Your lack of any comp...Jump to post
But, as we see all too often, if someone wants a gun that badly, they will get it. In other words, you're saying that passing new laws won't make a difference because if a criminal wants a gun, he's going to get it, no matter what? By that logic you might as well dissolve government entirely, becau...Jump to post