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by Braybuddy
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk' following accusations of racism
Replies: 60
Views: 3922

Re: Is Sharon Osbourne about to be Cancelled??

You should try reading instead. I did, but maybe you should start reading your own posts. You claimed that Morgan had turned on Markle because he didn't get a wedding invite. Then you claim he began to turn on her in June 2018: June 18, 2018: Morgan begins to turn on Meghan. He invites Meghan’s dad...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk' following accusations of racism
Replies: 60
Views: 3922

Re: Is Sharon Osbourne about to be Cancelled??

There are no assumptions: He thought she was the cat's meow for two years after they met, and *then* decided he hated her, almost assuredly because he thinks he's deserved a bj or handy-J as a public old white man and didn't get one. Piers isn't owed anything by Meghan--or any young woman--and he a...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk' following accusations of racism
Replies: 60
Views: 3922

Re: Is Sharon Osbourne about to be Cancelled??

He thought she was the cat's meow for two years after they met, and *then* decided he hated her, almost assuredly because he thinks he's deserved a bj or handy-J as a public old white man and didn't get one. Piers isn't owed anything by Meghan--or any young woman--and he and millions of old men lik...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk' following accusations of racism
Replies: 60
Views: 3922

Re: Is Sharon Osbourne about to be Cancelled??

False. They met once June 2016, and he didn't "turn" on her until two years later mid 2018. But honestly, wtf does Meghan owe a dirty old man like Piers after meeting him once ? Even if she is a social climber? That's more-or-less what he says in that video, but he does say she initially ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sharon Osbourne leaving 'The Talk' following accusations of racism
Replies: 60
Views: 3922

Re: Is Sharon Osbourne about to be Cancelled??

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MaverickM11 wrote:
That doesn't explain why Piers loved her for years until he didn't get a wedding invite.

That is incorrect. She ghosted him as soon as she met Harry. A social climber on steroids!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2FJXQf ... teLateShow

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 71
Views: 4948

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

Most people are behind how the government is handling Covid, sure they disagree on some points, but in general it isn't a real issue. Only the Forum voor Democracy, right populist party, is calling for a totally different policy. Main issue's climate change/environment, housing (how to build 1milli...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 71
Views: 4948

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

Thanks for posting. I wasn't aware The Netherlands used the PR system. Living in Ireland I know it all too well! Sometimes it frustrates me, but I do see its positives. What are the main issues in this election? Is the government's handling of Covid an issue at all?

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by Braybuddy
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 1972

Re: Netflix

Sounds like a more hopeful remake of Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf. There have been comparisons: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/malcolm-marie-wonderfully-cinematic-portrait-of-a-bitter-domestic-argument-1.4475010 I think most people can relate to how a domestic argument over something very...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 1972

Re: Netflix

Feldman had no issue with those changes because she loves Berlin and wanted to tell its story as much as her own. Such is artistic life. Fair enough if she approved it, but I suspect it was only done to appeal to a certain demographic, which is tragic. It is such a terrific story that it doesn't ne...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 1972

Re: Netflix

Aaron747 wrote:
Lol there wasn't really any 'woke' content I could identify, particularly as a Jewish person. Her experiences were completely in line with what one might find in a place like Berlin.

In the German part she befriends a ready-made diverse group who open her eyes. That never happened.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 1972

Re: Netflix

There's an awful lot of rubbish on there, but Unorthodox is excellent drama, though the makers unnecessarily gave it a woke slant. Malcolm and Marie is a superb film if you like that sort of thing. It's basically a two-hour argument between two people who love each other. Would make an wonderful pla...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb
Replies: 46
Views: 2856

Re: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb

Aaron747 wrote:
We're talking about *actual* preferential treatment, not how people's opinions are regarded. Opinions are like assholes, as the old saying goes...

Fair enough, we're talking about different aspects of privilege, though it now seems to be measured in many different ways.

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by Braybuddy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb
Replies: 46
Views: 2856

Re: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb

Of course. In the HR business, there are still many strides being made in this area, often to mitigate the overreach affirmative action brought upon some industries where it was implemented. Nobody should receive job offers or legal reprieve they are not eligible for. DE&I measures give organiz...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb
Replies: 46
Views: 2856

Re: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb

'White privilege' is a descriptor for situations in society where white people can often benefit from rules and/or systems they enacted. By benefit, it means NOT experiencing the same negative outcomes in some cases where some non-white people would. This is called a 'double standard'. As an exampl...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5299

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

Pregnancy, birth and nurturing an infant is a major trauma. Which is why so few women have children. Your subjective opinion, Sir, OK. :-) As is everybody's. Most women bond with their babies. Some don't. I wouldn't say having to provide for a baby you didn't want is a picnic. Financial obligations...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5299

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

WIederling wrote:
Bearing a child has much higher impact on a person than paying to raise ( or not as happens on a regular basis.)

That's very subjective.

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by Braybuddy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5299

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

Maybe the mother isn’t actually deciding if the child dies or not, just whether to provide shelter food and warmth to a parasitic life form. I believe a mother should be no more forced to give up their nutrients than any man should be forced to give blood. Fred That's the moral debate, which is ano...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who has been canceled? A list.
Replies: 174
Views: 12103

Re: Who has been canceled? A list.

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An interesting way of tackling no-platforming: the UK Government plans to hit those responsible where it hurts:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart ... e234d37b70

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by Braybuddy
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4736

Re: User's rides

https://i.imgur.com/CZIc63j.jpg Golf Mk 7, my first Golf for 22 years. I had three Mk 3s in succession in the '90s in various shades of metallic green which I really liked, so the 7 was a safe bet. I didn't particularly want white, but had no choice (at least it wasn't grey). Unfortunately I had to...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5299

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

I don't think men should have any say over women regarding abortion, however I do think that they shouldn't have to pay if they have not shown a willingness to do so at some point. Maybe that means the woman needs to make the man sign a contract beforehand. It used to be called marriage of course. ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5299

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

As my HS teacher always said: don't do the crime, if you can't do the time. Taking risks without protection is a choice - for both parties. That doesn't take into account people lying. A woman can claim she's using contraceptives, or a man can pretend he's had a vasectomy. And, of course, both are ...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5299

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

WIederling wrote:
he!
have a virtual beer or beverage of your liking on me tonight!?

This calls for nothing less than champagne. It is Valentine's Day, after all . . . :lol:

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by Braybuddy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5299

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

WIederling wrote:
Feminism in its current form does not work. ( either way :-)
( in a way it is demagoguery working on having your cookie and eating it too !IMHO! )

I think that's the first time we've agreed on anything . . . :eyepopping:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5299

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

WIederling wrote:
your words: buzzwords :-)

They are the tenets of feminism. Surely they work - or should work - both ways?

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by Braybuddy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5299

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

NO I don't think so. pregnancy is rather direct hands on interaction. bearer of the hosting womb vs. the foetus. misplacing your dick is different. personal consequences are minor. What about equality - or consent - the buzzwords of the moment? I wouldn't call paying maintenance for, what, 18 years...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religion/Moral views and Politics.
Replies: 109
Views: 5299

Re: Religion/Moral views and Politics.

Either it's wrong to abort, then it's not a question of anybody's choice, or it isn't wrong. If it isn't wrong and the father does not desire the child, he can't be held responsible for child support. That poses another interesting argument: if a woman can decide to have an abortion, surely the fat...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 2643

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2021

Some nice pics up there guys! It's not the easiest looking for new things to photograph within your 5km limit, in the middle of winter, AND the middle of a pandemic, but variable weather and the beautiful light at this time of year can help: https://i.imgur.com/hsHVIB4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/McHFMt...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb
Replies: 46
Views: 2856

Re: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb

When I clicked on this thread, I figured it was referring to that part of Minneapolis. I don't see the big deal in the name change, several large cities have undergone name changes (Bombay to Mumbai, Saigon to Ho Chi Minh, etc.). I support a change to Raccoon Rapids (a cooler name BTW). Only time I...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religious freedom and radicalism in secular societies
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: Religious freedom and radicalism in secular societies

Braybuddy : fortunately most muslims in France aren't radical yet. The government wants to stamp out radicalism, the problem is that to many it looks like it's stamping out on Islam, and that can have the unintended effect of radicalizing some people more. I think a solution could be for the state ...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religious freedom and radicalism in secular societies
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: Religious freedom and radicalism in secular societies

I would disagree about Northern Ireland. I tried to boil it down to basics to make the point that, if after 400 years, two very similar parts of the same religion can't integrate, what hope is there elsewhere, particularly where different religions are concerned? I wouldn't disagree with your comme...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religious freedom and radicalism in secular societies
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: Religious freedom and radicalism in secular societies

If you want a perfect example of how religion can poison a society you only have to look at Northern Ireland. Four hundred years ago a large migration comprising one religion changes the demographic of the northern part of the island. It gains critical mass and eventually the island has to split int...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3481

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

If you are "talking about the LGBTQ movement" you are generalizing. And "groupthink is a b.s. term. If you want to discuss a specific policy, then have that conversation. Also, I have never generalized about heterosexuals, so the "you do it too" argument falls flat. It is i...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3481

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

And there you go. You've already lost the argument when you speak in generalities, and labels and generalize a behavior for an entire group. LGBTQ have a complete absence of critical thinking skills? I'm talking about the LGBTQ movement because there's a groupthink there for sure. Are you saying th...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4780

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

One ingenious protester's way around the protest laws didn't stop her being detained: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/27/anti-putin-snowman-protest-leads-to-russian-activists-detention-a72748 “Yelena Kalinina was detained for organizing a mass picket of snowmen,” Navalny’s former Arkhangelsk ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3481

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

Any large group of people sharing one characteristic, are going to vary greatly in their individual characteristics. There will be geniuses and morons, atheists and devout. So, if you're criticizing the "LGBTQ community" ... tell me what that's supposed to mean? I suppose I'm talking more...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3481

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

seb146 wrote:
There is not really a word for it other than "phobic" for people who do not understand and also go on their ignorant rants.

For sure, but the term phobic is thrown around like confetti. It's used to attack any sort of criticism of the LGBTQ community, whether it's deserved or not.

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3481

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

I get criticised for not towing the LGBTQ line, but increasingly find myself alienated from their politics. Anyone outside these identities who offer any sort of criticism are automatically labelled phobic. If we are to be equal, we are entitled to be criticised, both from inside and outside the mo...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?
Replies: 61
Views: 3481

Re: Identity politics - How many "Identities" are there?

I get criticised for not towing the LGBTQ line, but increasingly find myself alienated from their politics. Anyone outside these identities who offer any sort of criticism are automatically labelled phobic. If we are to be equal, we are entitled to be criticised, both from inside and outside the mov...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who has been canceled? A list.
Replies: 174
Views: 12103

Re: Who has been canceled? A list.

scbriml wrote:
As a black woman....



:wink2:

Surely wumben, wimpund, woomud?
:lol:

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by Braybuddy
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who has been canceled? A list.
Replies: 174
Views: 12103

Re: Who has been canceled? A list.

JK Rowling. Her despicable tweets about transwomen and her alignment with the extremely hateful trans exclusionary radical feminists or TERF hurt a lot of people. Oh boy, what a distortion! JK Rowling's tweet was all about the attempt by activists to avoid offending the thought police, nothing more...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4780

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

https://www.rt.com/

The Moscow Times covers them very differently:
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/
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Strangely, the protests barely make the homepage of RT ("Question More"), with the focus more on someone knocking over a police officer. A protest in the US gets more prominence:
https://www.rt.com/

The Moscow Times covers them very differently:
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/

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by Braybuddy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The strangeness of Japan
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: The strangeness of Japan

From the article: "I'm not cisgender but also not transgender at the same time. I don't want to be identified as a man or woman, just me, myself," says Yumi Mizuno, an interpreter in her early 30s. This is the sort of self-centred, narcissistic nonsense that gives the LGBTQ community a bad...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump doubled support from LGBTQs
Replies: 56
Views: 3341

Re: Trump doubled support from LGBTQs

To your point though, as an African American I agree that Democrats get too cozy with the expectation that minority groups obviously must vote for them. I've seen that expectation alone make people angry enough to vote Republican. But I think the energy within these minority groups is that intense ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vessel at Hudson Yards Closed After Series of Suicides
Replies: 38
Views: 3153

Re: Vessel at Hudson Yards Closed After Series of Suicides

Personally I love it. I think it will become iconic. It's beautiful, and unique. The Eiffel Tower was considered by many to be an eyesore when it was built. It's not possible to stop people committing suicide: if they can't do it one place they'll do it somewhere else.

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?
Replies: 37
Views: 2010

Re: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?

TSS wrote:
Listen, dude, I'll thank you to please stop typing and posting my exact thoughts... ESPECIALLY when you do so with much more eloquence and brevity than I am capable of. Okay?

LOL! It's interesting the things that come to you in the sobriety of a dismal Saturday morning . . . :idea:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?
Replies: 37
Views: 2010

Re: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?

The unintended consequence of censoring "offensive" terms is that it actually weaponises them. The censors are making such terms so toxic that they become more powerful, which only serves to make them more useful to people who like to use them.

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by Braybuddy
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3501

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Now that we're coming to the end of another year, I've been browsing through my (underwhelming) pics from 2020, and it's sad looking at the shots taken just after the year turned. The new decade seemed full of hope and optimism (as all new decades seem to be), yet little did we know that within week...

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