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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 270
Views: 34701

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022

You do realise they have got nothing to do with each other right? The shopping centre is a commercial development funded by the airport. The Terminal will be funded by the airlines. I bet if yiou asked the airlines if they would like to pay for a shiny new terminal there wouldnt be much support in ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14985

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

I don't think China will pick a fight with the US, I see the US staging another Gulf of Tonkin style incident. If the US goes first will Japan and South Korea go as well, we know the Aussie lapdog would blindly follow the US into anything. Japan won't be building nukes, it would be illegal, ditto f...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14985

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Again you discuss attacking the Chinese mainland, this time with "an overwhelming fleet of stealth bombers" It is so easy to assume one way or another on a-net. My point has nothing to do with attacking the Chinese mainland. It has to do with the posibility of losing carriers and how to f...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14985

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

It seems that some posters here forget that the wild card in this scenario is the reaction of Japan, S.Korea, Australia and Russia to an aggressive China who picks a fight with the US. They all will think they are next and with good reason. Get a kick out of the YOUTUBE site 1420 when they ask youn...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14985

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

It seems that some posters here forget that the wild card in this scenario is the reaction of Japan, S.Korea, Australia and Russia to an aggressive China who picks a fight with the US. They all will think they are next and with good reason. Get a kick out of the YOUTUBE site 1420 when they ask youn...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 3160

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

johns624 wrote:
Airstud wrote:
Despite not being extra cash-laden I do have more than $100,000 of credit available to me across multiple cards.
That's quite unusual.


Don’t you mean quite usual?

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 3160

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

Tell you what I'd do man. Two chicks at the same time. :rotfl: Only two I’d want at least 10! My wife would get half, I’d pay off my sisters mortgage, my wife siblings mortgages, I’d blow a huge wedge on cars Eagle Low Drag Coupe Range Rover Vogue Land Rover Defender Morgan Aero Porsche Taycan Spor...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3387

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

It’s been the best grass since well before top dressing was invented, besides the growing conditions are perfect. I am happy for you, but aren't we straying a bit too far off-topic? The point is kiwi farmers can survive and thrive without needing subsidies, European farmers can't, IMO a lot of the ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3387

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

It's extremely intensive (and extensive) farming. With no concern for the environment. Lamb and beef aren’t a problem for the environment and it’s not intensive, herd numbers are significantly lower than before 1984 when especially lamb was highly subsidised. NZ dairy farming is different kettle of...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1808

Re: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

They never punished the right country for 9/11 IMO, they should have embargoed and invaded KSA.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3387

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Dutchy wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Lamb and beef aren’t a problem for the environment and it’s not intensive,


Beef (cows), have a large footprint, so they are bad for climate change. Chicken is much better, footprint-wise. Pork is in between those.


I like beef, I will never stop eating beef, but I’m happy if you stop.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3387

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

, EU farmers would survive without either. Less of them, for sure. Which depending on where you stand can be a good or a bad thing. If the farmers need subsidies and tarriffs to remain in business they shouldn’t be farming, I don’t it’s in the best interests of taxpayers to keep unsustainable indus...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8475

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Notice no one is offended by women competing in men's sports. In fact, that is encouraged. We had women playing college football and professional hockey and managing baseball... all inspiring and should be encouraged. But, for some reason, a woman who was born male but has spent years transitioning...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 36690

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

https://wtf1.com/post/porsche-are-buyin ... s-f1-team/
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Porsche buys 50% of Red Bull Racing. This will be interesting as Audi are also going to enter F1 and where did it leave Alfa Turi?

https://wtf1.com/post/porsche-are-buyin ... s-f1-team/

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8475

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Notice no one is offended by women competing in men's sports. In fact, that is encouraged. We had women playing college football and professional hockey and managing baseball... all inspiring and should be encouraged. But, for some reason, a woman who was born male but has spent years transitioning...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3387

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

So how is the NZ dairy and meat industries profitable when there are no govt subsidies nor are there import duties as a barrier for foreign imported food? It's extremely intensive (and extensive) farming. With no concern for the environment. Lamb and beef aren’t a problem for the environment and it...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water
Replies: 38
Views: 2487

Re: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water

Yet Southern Nevada managed to reduce their water consumption by over 25% in the last 20 years despite adding almost a million people in the same time span and they're reducing it more every year. Water management has come a long way and sustainability isn't an unrealistic possibility. Yet Lake Mea...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water
Replies: 38
Views: 2487

Re: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water

putting multi-million people in the middle of the desert, with huge power consumption and huge water demand, is by definition not sustainable. Good for them that they have found ways to limit the demand, but calling that sustainable is a bridge or two too far. Yet Southern Nevada managed to reduce ...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3387

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Then are the food export price too high or too low? In the UK supermarkets define the purchase price of milk, meat etc. If the farmer can't make that price, no sale. Farmers have only been able to continue to sell because of huge subsidies from the EU and UK governments. Those subsidies have either...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water
Replies: 38
Views: 2487

Re: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water

Hit international headlines: 3rd body discovered in Lake Mead (the reservoir of the Hoover Dam, NV). A third set of human remains was recovered from Lake Mead on Monday, thanks to a drought that has pushed the water level at the largest reservoir in the United States to an unprecedented low. Washin...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8475

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Rude and belittling statement. But it's your opinion, representing who you are. And then this is why there is a problem. Disrespect. Tugg What’s rude and belittling, trans women who transitioned after going through male puberty need to be banned from female sport, which is happening as sporting ass...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14985

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

It's always been a dangerous job, I have just read 'Brothers In Arms' by James Holland, about the 11 months of the Sherwood Rangers, a pre war reserve horse cavalry unit that transitioned to armour in the Western Desert, from D-Day to VE Day. Inspired by the series about the US paratroopers and the...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14985

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Carriers are not "huge floating targets". They are well protected and allow the US to go anywhere in the world. Just like fighter aircraft didn't make bombers obsolete, and tanks and machineguns didn't make infantry obsolete, missiles don't make ships obsolete. The military is on a consta...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8475

Re: Time to dump Pride?

They're not dominating every sport because there hasn't been that many trans women competitors in sport to date, those who have entered have cleaned up, it's much better to sort this out now before the floodgates open and women's sport if forever dominated by failed male athletes. Nobody cares abou...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14985

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

I continue to see no impact on trade/geopolitics related to this, or for that matter where/how many super carriers the USN sends to various spots. The world is not a "Top Gun" movie and these huge floating targets are not immune to attack today. Braggadocio/ego does no people a lot of goo...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Poland's $15B Buy from S. Korea!
Replies: 22
Views: 2967

Re: Poland's $15B Buy from S. Korea!

Poland to buy 48 FA-50 light fighter jets, 180 K2 tanks, 670 K9 self-propelled artillery pieces The biggest export deal ever from South Korea. The FA-50 seems to be selling well. The FA-50 delivery schedule is fast and strange: All deliveries are planned to be completed “in 2023, with 12 aircraft i...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8475

Re: Time to dump Pride?

All this outrage over trans people in sports because one woman won one race one time. You have not obviously informed yourself on the topic. Multiple races won with several "women's records" broken. I get the issue and concern. I don't have an easy solution. Tugg Except trans women do not...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 270
Views: 34701

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2022

I like Speights. I don’t anyone in NZ who actually drinks Steinlager. It’s like Fosters, a beer people associate with Australia but no Australian will be caught dead drinking! It's all personal taste & preference. I almost agree with the poster who said Speights is a cheap Uni drink at least. H...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8475

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Think of the Rainbow Flag as the US flag and all the other flags as State Flags. United under one banner but identifying as more. Well, back when the US was more United anyway, but that's another topic. This just reminded me of that Eddie Izzard joke thing he said about flags...... LOL! YouTube it!...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8475

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I will also point out that Martina Navratilova, a well known lesbian, has spoken out against Trans Women competing against other female athletes. And yet somehow, as arguably one of the most famous lesbians in sports history, and a supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights, she's been branded as a "bigot&q...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms
Replies: 32
Views: 2222

Re: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms

Back in the deep dark mists of time I worked in a gas station, one of the guys I worked with was in seminary school, he refused to sell conforms and gentlemen’s magazines. My boss eventually fired him because of this. Supermarkets in Norway have vending machines for items like condoms. If you go thr...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future E-7A buy
Replies: 55
Views: 13304

Re: Future E-7A buy

Mortyman wrote:
I wish Norway would buy some ....


Why does Norway need them? I think we would be better off with some more P8’s.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4182

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Democracy should be about people. You mean just the people in California and NY right? You just like the electoral college because it gives your extremist right wing minority the ability to dictate extremist policies to the rest of the people in this country. The electoral college and Senate should...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 23, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 16683

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

First NZ aircraft out of paint hangar. https://youtu.be/sgi0XDueXXM bt I find it ironic that the New Zealand Air Force uses a flightless bird in it's roundel. Anyways, good looking aircraft. And absolutely necessary for a nation like New Zealand. On the tail is the wandering albatross, that more th...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 601
Views: 62990

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The new Australian states of North Island and South Island? :rotfl: :stirthepot: Unfortunately NZ didn’t federate with Australia in 1901, the door was left open for us to join if we want to. It probably would have solved a lot of the social problems we have today. We wouldn't have to deal with the ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 78
Views: 4182

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

Not sure about all these other democracies you are talking about but the US needs the electoral college or small states would never have a voice in the general. Which is why it's place and not going anywhere[/quote] But imagine how much more equitable the EC would be if they represented all the vot...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 601
Views: 62990

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

But would make more people nervous in the immediate region besides the Chinese The new Australian states of North Island and South Island? :rotfl: :stirthepot: Unfortunately NZ didn’t federate with Australia in 1901, the door was left open for us to join if we want to. It probably would have solved...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia NZ and PNG latest
Replies: 38
Views: 3328

Re: Australia NZ and PNG latest

Then they should withdraw from ANZUS and Five Eyes if they are going to depend on the other members.Defense treaties rely on all members to pull their weight. Nobody said anything about arming them to the teeth. No MBTs, no subs, no jet fighters. Just a slightly more robust navy, which for an islan...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 6144

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

[*] So don't go to work then? Don't eat? Of course you can go to work and eat. But maybe bike to work and not eat red meat. Hang your laundry to dry. Simple stuff. Slight problem with this theory. I am an over-the-road truck driver. I'm almost never home, but when I am home, it is a 44-mile drive f...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 6144

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Enjoy your hot weather while you can. If you haven't realize yet, there is a war going on in Europe that has a very high potential of becoming a nuclear global war. Those who survive will remember the warm weather with tears in their eyes. If all of the events from 1946 to 1991 didn't cause a nucle...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 6144

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Imagine how people survived back when AC didn't exist. Oh right, it was rarely as hot as it is these days. Wrong. Back in pre-A/C days, people didn't live by the millions in places like Las Vegas, Texas and Arizona. Eighty years ago, the vast majority of Americans lived east of the Mississippi and ...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 6144

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

It’s going to be a rough ride and many changes will have to be made in the coming decades to adapt. As usual, we in the nordics will probably stand to gain from it all. More people will want live and invest in this peaceful corner, winter will be shorter and people will come here for summer vacatio...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 6144

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

We are seeing the devastating effects of the human caused climate crisis across the world, and this time the UK and Europe are facing record extremes they have never seen before. Will the climate crisis be like gun control in the U.S. where nothing is ever done and the problem continues to get wors...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia NZ and PNG latest
Replies: 38
Views: 3328

Re: Australia NZ and PNG latest

I think he is saying, well, what he has said black and white in his post, like twice now. That there is no amount of money NZ could realistically spend to fend of a serious invader, none of which is on the horizon anyway. It would be a daft use of money. Disaster relief and protection of their fish...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia NZ and PNG latest
Replies: 38
Views: 3328

Re: Australia NZ and PNG latest

Quote frankly what is the point? We're a small nation of 5.1m people at the arse end of the world, Paul's premise that we need to defend our SLOC's is daft, 2-3 frigates will not do that, buying an all singing all dancing billion dollar sealift vessel will not do that, buying a couple more P8's wil...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14985

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Well, the difference here is that the US has over 80 years of operational experience in carrier warfare and continues to evolve its tactics, whereas China is the new boy in the game. With a mixed fleet of carriers, the logistics is going to be a burden for quite a few years to the Chinese its going...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14985

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

I kind of agree with Kiwi on the fact aircraft carriers and ships in general haven't proven themselves in a battle of equals since 1945, and back then missiles didn't exist (and spy satellites neither). During the Cold war nuclear tipped missiles and torpedoes were developed, now hypersonic missile...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 197
Views: 14985

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

I kind of agree with Kiwi on the fact aircraft carriers and ships in general haven't proven themselves in a battle of equals since 1945, Carriers were useful during the Viernam war and would be usefull again if China gets in a tit for tat with Vietnam again. Unless of course if the US decides to ar...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia NZ and PNG latest
Replies: 38
Views: 3328

Re: Australia NZ and PNG latest

You do realise that HADR is only one aspect of contributing to a rules-based order and NZ interest just do not lie within the 200nm EEZ. If NZ wants economic resilience, then it needs to be able to contribute maintain those SLOC that are indispensable to maintain that economic resilience. It is a c...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 16, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia NZ and PNG latest
Replies: 38
Views: 3328

Re: Australia NZ and PNG latest

While it's nice that NZ wants a new "disaster relief ship", for a country that small that doesn't fund their military very well, it seems to be an extravagance. If they had a few A400s, a couple more P8s, and had concrete plans for replacing their frigates and adding an ice-strengthened O...

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