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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rip Sean Connery
Replies: 31
Views: 1371

Re: Rip Sean Connery

phatfarmlines wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
You only live once . . .


I take it Sir Connery is on his second life now?

I'm sure he'll make the most of it :smile:

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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rip Sean Connery
Replies: 31
Views: 1371

Re: Rip Sean Connery

You only live once . . .

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by Braybuddy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/g ... sulate-SPA
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A man has used a "sharp tool" to attack a guard at the French consulate in Saudi:
https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/g ... sulate-SPA

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by Braybuddy
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5562

Re: Your Favorite Movie

Ron Fricke's Samsara . I watched it for the umpteenth time last weekend. Timeless, and a feast for the eyes. Perfect lockdown entertainment to lose yourself in for 1h 39m. No dialogue either. His Baracka is almost as good. Given the 19 years between the two films, a follow-up should arrive this deca...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Several people are now in jail awaiting charges. Two kids are involved (14 and 15). A mosque has been closed, an association has been dissolved, more to follow. Hundreds of people having published heinous messages on social media have been visited home by the authorities. Good to see a firm and rap...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Positions (Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 2366

Re: Political Positions (Drugs)

What is G? https://www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/other-services/chemsex-support/ghbgbl-g/ Can you expand on "there would have to be restrictions"? Similar to alcohol or prescription drugs, only stronger: minimum age, limit on quantity purchased, along with quality and strength controls, that...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Let's have a bit of common sense here. I am an atheist but I recognise that showing a naked and unflattering caricature of a god/deity of a religion is going to offend devote followers of said religion. This is pretty simple stuff, doesn't need a Ph.D degree to understand that. We all exercise cens...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Positions (Drugs)
Replies: 49
Views: 2366

Re: Political Positions (Drugs)

It's a tough call. I've never found myself addicted to drugs, but then I've never tried heroin and dabbled in meth only twice. I never really got smoking weed, probably because I'm not a smoker and hate inhaling, though found it mildly pleasant if eaten in smallish doses. Two pieces of hashcake in A...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

We all have varying degrees of freedom of speech, no one has absolute freedom. No argument about the second sentence and I said as much. I am however taken aback by the number of people on this thread who basically think-"you are in our country, we have the right to insult your god/prophet, su...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

I almost never agree with NIKV69 on this forum, but he is spot on here. Freedom of speech does not mean saying whatever you like and not expecting to accept the consequence. Of course, killing other people because of their speech is a heinous crime. However we all have dear or sacred something, rid...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoono

You can start with Europol. It is the natural place to start, they present yearly reports. I’ll make it easy for you and provide you with this easy to read graphic from Europol via. Wikipedia. Spoiler: Yes. Really. By a mile. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_in_Europe#/media/File%3ATerrori...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoono

M564038 wrote:
Most terrorist attacks in europe is not Jihadi,

Oh really? Care to elaborate or provide some sources?

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Claiming terrorism in the west is all about muslims, is simply wrong. Who said that? Terrorism comes in many shapes and sizes. Since 2015 Islamic extremists have carried out numeous violent and barbaric attacks across Europe, killing and injuring hundreds, so they're the main terrorist risk on the ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

I am not saying they should be protected I am saying better judgement could save a few lives. I mean it's my right to insult overweight people to their face but I choose not to. You're giving legitimacy to nutjob terrorists. I don't see many news outlets or anyone for that matter mocking Christians...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Freedom of speech doesn't automatically mean you insult someone's beliefs. Sure you are free to do it but you are also free to say maybe I shouldn't. Yes religious radicals are a problem but why prod them with a stick. Especially since we have seen this response before. Makes no sense. I see where ...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4443

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/ ... rts-a71792

Duraev's comment “freedom of speech has lost its beginning in France” is particularly disturbing, and, sadly, probably true:
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Two Russian MMA fighters' take on the story:
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/10/ ... rts-a71792

Duraev's comment “freedom of speech has lost its beginning in France” is particularly disturbing, and, sadly, probably true:

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AZ saw a 75% drop in COVID cases after many areas enacted mask mandates
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Re: AZ saw a 75% drop in COVID cases after many areas enacted mask mandates

I opened this thread curious as to why covid was running rampant throughout Alitalia . . . :D

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by Braybuddy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest customer gets an apology
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: Southwest customer gets an apology

Storm in a D cup :smile:

Seems she was being deliberately difficult. :roll:

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3488

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Braybuddy. Good to see your work as always. I find the picture of the AC units interesting, what are they stored for the Winter? A neat job of stacking. I have a touch of Claustrophobia and when I saw that shot of the low bridge, it triggered it. The camera made it seem like the arch was in my face...

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by Braybuddy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3488

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

If that picture of the ladder and painter was taken in Cork, it was also probably padlocked to the ground to stop and bastard robbing it..... Don't tell them that in Montenotte! :eek: Time for some more homegrown pics, this time with a slight autumnal touch: https://i.imgur.com/fj8aVIg.jpg https://...

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by Braybuddy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Reunification of Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 2926

Re: The Reunification of Germany

I remember visiting an East German friend living in West Berlin towards the end of October 1989 and we were glued to TV reports showing lines of Trabis travelling to West Germany via Czechoslovakia after Gorbachev turned a blind eye to defectors from the East. I asked my friend if he ever thought th...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the USA a banana republic without the bananas?
Replies: 65
Views: 4615

Re: Is the USA a banana republic without the bananas?

https://www.themoneyillusion.com/charac ... -republic/

That article is a line-by-line description of Putin's Russia.
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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Interesting post over at the Money Illusion. Lot of merit in the list of BR characteristics.

https://www.themoneyillusion.com/charac ... -republic/

That article is a line-by-line description of Putin's Russia.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 24491

Re: Trump and Melania test positive for COVID 19

In the 200+ years' history of the United States, has a sitting presidient or candidate every been incapacitated coming up to, or during, an election? If so, has it affected the vote (in the sense of being cancelled/postponed)? The run-up to November looks like being very boring now.

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by Braybuddy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?
Replies: 61
Views: 5153

Re: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?

You know I've racked my brain a number of times over this and can't come up with a lightbulb moment. I remember going to a restaurant for a family occasion on 7 March and we were all bumping elbows instead of shaking hands, but nobody was taking it that seriously, and the restaurant was packed. That...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?
Replies: 38
Views: 3525

Re: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?

If you are talking about aesthetically, I would have to agree with you on the Connie. Other favourites are the Tu-134, VC-10 (there's a beautiful pic of the tanker version on the homepage) and the TriStar (much nicer name than the alphanumeric designation, IMHO). So I suppose my gold medal for aircr...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4310

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Funny I remember reading an article in Flight International titled "Fuel State Finite", claiming that oil production was about to decline. That was around 1977. That is what you get when it is not factored in that we may come up with more efficient ways of finding, reaching and extracting...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4310

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Funny I remember reading an article in Flight International titled "Fuel State Finite", claiming that oil production was about to decline. That was around 1977.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What about racial solution to racial problem?
Replies: 39
Views: 1708

Re: What about racial solution to racial problem?

noviorbis77 wrote:
You cannot force people to like one another.

That is the sad reality of life.

But would you want to? The world would be a pretty boring place if everyone did. People just need to grow a thicker skin.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What about racial solution to racial problem?
Replies: 39
Views: 1708

Re: What about racial solution to racial problem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hSmeFz ... CrazyEmail

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Aesma wrote:
During a BLM march in Paris last June a black policeman was called a "sellout" who should be ashamed of himself....

Was the accuser white?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hSmeFz ... CrazyEmail

:roll:

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by Braybuddy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3488

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

WarRI1 wrote:
A footnote, I was up on a ladder again today working on security cameras. Still in one piece. TG.

I hope you had that stabiliser on it! :slaphappy:

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3488

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Thank you! I take your word for it on the ladder. It's all too technical for me . . . :slaphappy:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3488

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Some more summer pics, before it's just a distant memory. A few random shots, but most were taken around the second city of Cork, and it's beautiful county: https://i.imgur.com/5hl1Kwy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LvhYsMn.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jHEsH78.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Rc7Z9gc.jpg https://i.imgur...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers
Replies: 69
Views: 6657

Re: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers

The name itself is probably part of the problem: it seems that people hear different things. Some people read it as "Black lives matter too", while others read it as "Only black lives matter". Neither is wrong: it's really down to interpretation. It's going to mean something impo...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 8021

Re: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned

Oops. Another couple of agents just got the boot (or worse). :wideeyed:

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 3124

Re: Question about BLM movement

The relevance is he is a disgraced historian who comments on everything through the sycophantic lens of Trumpism. Not the best voice to be quizzing about US politics for a host abroad. Sorry but I seem to be missing the point. You seem to be talking about someone called Victor Davis Hanson, which h...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 3124

Re: Question about BLM movement

Sorry but people wanting to be taken seriously don’t spend time warming up to VDH. He appears most frequently on Tucker Carlson’s polemics-fest. https://thebulwark.com/the-generals-and-the-historian/?amp As for Hughes, he is obviously trying to build a career as a niche insider critic of the left. ...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 3124

Re: Question about BLM movement

This ‘conversations’ series looked okay until I saw disgraced historian and polemicist Victor Davis Hanson in there. Total joke. It took you 7 minutes to dismiss an interview that lasts 48? if it was an interview featuring Alex Jones, how many seconds would you need to dismiss the whole thing as no...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 3124

Re: Question about BLM movement

Aaron747 wrote:
This ‘conversations’ series looked okay until I saw disgraced historian and polemicist Victor Davis Hanson in there. Total joke.

It took you 7 minutes to dismiss an interview that lasts 48?

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question about BLM movement
Replies: 80
Views: 3124

Re: Question about BLM movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxLJCXKT8MQ
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Interesting take on BLM, from a black columnist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxLJCXKT8MQ

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 8021

Re: Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny Apparently Poisoned

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/ ... zer-a71223
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Looks like he'll survive the poisoning, but will be out of action for a while:

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/ ... zer-a71223

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 85
Views: 8021

Re: Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny Apparently Poisoned

Navalny has to be one of the most courageous people on the planet. To no great surprise, Russian doctors are preventing him from leaving Russia, saying that his condition was "too unstable" to be transferred to Germany: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/08/21/doctors-bar-kremlin-critic-n...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 72
Views: 3420

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

Aaron747 wrote:
Over in Japan, there were a lot of young Japanese and foreigners who were way into tattoos. Little did they realize that employers there almost universally reject candidates with tats.

It's not unusual to find "Guest with tattoo not allowed" on websites when booking hotels in Japan.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did tattoos become so popular?
Replies: 72
Views: 3420

Re: How did tattoos become so popular?

To quote Lisa Simpson, to be rebellious. In a conformist sort of way. ;) Not to mention one of the schoolgirls in Derry Girls: "I'm not going to be an individual on my own!". I've never been tempted to get a tattoo, for one simple reason: a very low boredom threshold. I know I'd get fed u...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1566

Re: I’m a sucker

https://www.secondwavelearning.com/insi ... ing-skills

Very interesting. It would explain the lack of nuance in sociological debates today.
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Dieuwer wrote:

Very interesting. It would explain the lack of nuance in sociological debates today.

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3488

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020

Thanks for restarting the thread, a fresh change from politics :D Great photos like usual Braybuddy!! Some (unedited yet) snaps from a recent session for a friends' jewellery atelier. Thanks Redd, and well done with those fine pics for your friend. They're very classy, even if they are unedited, wh...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread - 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3488

Non-Av pic thread, Q3 2020

We haven't had one of these in a while, and the world is a VERY different place since the last time: https://i.imgur.com/41BJFhC.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lgas2pp.jpg https://i.imgur.com/uejnc2f.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GLZusH0.jpg https://i.imgur.com/wWDwKFD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9U0Hpr7.jpg https:/...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3290

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

I get Women shaving their legs and their arm pits that’s obviously a big plus in attractiveness but men trimming or removing their body hair is entirely different Interestingly, I have a straight friend whose big turn-on is armpit hair. I can go along with trimming for men, as long as it's in propo...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 4703

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

This can't really be described as a fad, though, can it? We're coming up on four years since Kaepernick first knelt and the movement has had stratospheric growth to the point where it's global. It's probably reached peak knee. Those more committed will continue to do so, but others will lose intere...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3290

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

I couldn't have put it better myself. As with the plucking/shaving of eyebrows or the dyeing of hair, if I can tell that you've done it, especially at a glance or from more than ten feet away, then you've over done it. Likewise with toupees. If you find yourself asking "Is it a hairpiece?"...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3290

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

Manscaping isnt being hairless. Its like a haircut for your body. No problem with shaving/ trimming the privates imo If it's going to be done at all, it should not be obvious, IMHO. Trimming over-long pubic hair is fine as long as it's in proportion with hair on the rest of the body. If it's not it...

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