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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2684

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

Russia energy export to China is capacity limited, like they only have one single gas pipeline, I am not sure about energy but I don't think they can export much more than what they already exported There is a fleet 15 of ARC7 LNG carriers running between Yamal and China today. There's about 20 mor...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2684

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

Russia energy export to China is capacity limited, like they only have one single gas pipeline, I am not sure about energy but I don't think they can export much more than what they already exported There is a fleet 15 of ARC7 LNG carriers running between Yamal and China today. There's about 20 mor...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China
Replies: 57
Views: 2684

Re: Biden sells 1 million barrels of oil to China

So to chip in on the dark side, the USA is sending a million barrels of oil to China maybe as incentive to not assist Russia, but they could have sent the oil to Germany who Russia has cut off who is sending equipment to Ukraine....the political things that make you say hmmm.... The US is selling t...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3350

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

For hundreds of years there weren't farms with thousands of animals. The problem with farming in the Netherlands is its incredibly intensive due to the limited amount of space available. Put simply the dairy industry has outgrown the land available to it, cows are living inside almost all year roun...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3350

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Aesma wrote:
Often the waste is put on fields as fertilizer.


That's the smell of Norway in summer, cow poop sprayed on the fields to improve the grass.

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 45
Views: 3102

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

you are the one talking about a power struggle in DC. DC is not where the issue is. The issue starts locally with bad ideas by bad people, and this whole Topic is a result of a bad law by very bad politicians. You want to talk about the divide in the US, it is because very dumb people claim allegia...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Waterfall faucets - Yay or nay?
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: Waterfall faucets - Yay or nay?

I hate them, they’re tacky as hell and just don’t do the job of being a tap properly.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 45
Views: 3102

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

When I see the attitudes of the people in the southern United States, I really wish that the North had lost the civil war so that we would not have to be in the same country with them. Slavery is evil and the South's excuses for slavery or "involuntary relocation" are evil. Tbh I don’t se...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8410

Re: Time to dump Pride?

The problems and issues of those who are Trans are different from a Lesbian or Gay male from access to public bathrooms to being on sports teams.Trying to be a 'big tent' for a range of gender identities may cause division eventually in the LGTBQ community, the general public and political leaders....

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8410

Re: Time to dump Pride?

YES !!!!!! First off, let me say I DO actually identify as homosexual but you could say I’m one of those “old-fashioned” gays, you know like the one who couldn’t be nearly as open about their sexuality like the kids nowadays but oh well! That’s how times go I guess. In the words of the great Lenin ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 150
Views: 8028

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

If it fails for a 2nd time I think Sturgeon falls on her sword I’m not so sure. Granted I’m not the most expertly versed in Scottish politics, but my understanding is that the other political parties (labor and conservatives) are in shambles more or less while the SNP (independence aside) have posi...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 09, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 45
Views: 3102

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

When I see the attitudes of the people in the southern United States, I really wish that the North had lost the civil war so that we would not have to be in the same country with them. Slavery is evil and the South's excuses for slavery or "involuntary relocation" are evil. Tbh I don’t se...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 129
Views: 31120

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

The timing is not up to the pilots, Robert. I’m pretty sure they would have prefered not messing up everyone’s summer, but this time they had no choice. For once a SAS pilot’s strike is actually an inportant matter in a societal sense. Now, when pilots are asking to be made whole, we are back to th...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1315

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

It's an exclusive club for people with money to waste. There is no real functionality there, just prestige in ordering a rare 50$ worth of materials device, with maybe 500$ of labor. I’d imagine the investment in time and research to make this movement would run to some serious cash, a Swiss watchm...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 129
Views: 31120

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

Now, when pilots are asking to be made whole, we are back to the "greedy pilots always wanting more" part of the chorus. Its as predictable as the seasons. Normally I’d be on the pilots side but this time the timing is horrible, it’s been three summers since most Scandinavians have been a...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1315

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

It's an exclusive club for people with money to waste. There is no real functionality there, just prestige in ordering a rare 50$ worth of materials device, with maybe 500$ of labor. I’d imagine the investment in time and research to make this movement would run to some serious cash, a Swiss watchm...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1315

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

I love watches but this is a hard no from me.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 136
Views: 8410

Re: Time to dump Pride?

Actually, you might be right on this one. Being Asexual (which means you are not usually attracted to others romantically) has nothing to do with being a trans women. Nor does it have anything to do with being gay. Nor does being gay have anything to do with being a trans women. This is what I have...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 06, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 129
Views: 31120

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

If SAS liquidates, what socially responsible alternative airline do they have? Most certainly not Norwegian or the LCC's. * Norwegian Air shuttle (Norway and Europe) * Flyr ( Norway and Europe) * Norse Atlantic Airways (Europe and USA) * Wideroe (owned by SAS ... I'm not sure if it will affect Wide...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jul 06, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 346
Views: 17316

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

I think he will survive a wee while longer, unless another few ministers resign this week then he’s toast. Can't wait for the weekend. I like Boris being a lovable rogue. I loathe Boris being a prime minister. We didn’t even need to wait for the weekend. I believe it’s now 32 members. The rats a ju...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 129
Views: 31120

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

Knowing nothing about how this legal process works, why is it filled in the United States when the company is based in Sweden? I wondered the same. The first thought that came to mind is that U.S. bankruptcy courts have a history of allowing companies to default on obligations to the workers. Europ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 346
Views: 17316

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

I think he will survive a wee while longer, unless another few ministers resign this week then he’s toast.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilots go on strike
Replies: 105
Views: 20202

Re: SAS stock plummets as around 1000 SAS pilots go on strike

SAS laid off pilots during the pandemic, and rather than re-hiring, they made the pilots apply for new jobs in new companies under very different contracts. SAS has gotten away with a lot of stuff, being the proud scandinavian flag-carrier over the years. But there is one thing a lot more scandinav...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 205
Views: 20365

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

The Carnival Sensation arrived in Aliaga for scrapping in early April 2022 after sailing for 29 years. This is a ship that had 15 years of life left, much of it with a secondhand or thirdhand line. I also see this ship as one that had some value as a hotel and museum ship. https://cruiseradio.net/c...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 150
Views: 8028

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

If the leader of Scotland wants a vote, Boris should give her a vote, she is using the independence issue as a political football, if the government puts obstacles in place it will only embolden her and create more nationalism, on both sides of the wall. If she has to focus on the issues of how Sco...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3221

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Ok so, its been more than 40 posts and no one has actually asked or said, what does Norway need to do to stop or to end mass shootings such as the one that happened last Friday. No one has suggested any changes or anything to avoid this in the future. Based on what we know from the suspect thus far...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3221

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Please stop with the comparisons of which country is better or worse as to gun regulations and violence and be more concerned with the motivation and effects of this apparently lone gunman attacking persons outside a well known GLTBQ bar/club. Judging from the birth place (Iran) of the alleged shoo...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3221

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

So only "Aryans/Vikings" are 'real" Norwegians? If he has a Norwegian passport, then he's Norwegian. They should embrace their "melting pot" society, just like the US does. It doesn't matter where you come from, once you get a US passport, you're an American. Saying a perso...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3221

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

We can get out of the equation the idea that having a 2nd amendment allowed this to happen in Norway as they don't have one. And the laws are tough since this was an illegal gun, yet despite that he managed to obtain it. So basically laws couldn't avoid this, I am interested if other reasons would ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54805

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

You also have to remember that the entire conservative movement is incredibly spiteful and they're absolutely fine with any punishment as long as 1) it doesn't happen to them and 2) they can be convinced that the perpetrator "deserves it" (which is pretty easy to do, especially if they're...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54805

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

There's not enough political support to pass such legislation even in the reddest states. Might want to read up a bit more…… https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2022/05/19/some-states-already-are-targeting-birth-control The moment a girl is hauled away by cops to pris...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3221

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

It was some Europeans who tried to claim that he really wasn't a Norwegian, so they could distance themselves from his act. I think you'll find it wasn't any Europeans, it was one New Zealander. Yup me, a New Zealander, not a Norwegian even when I get citizenship, it’s just a piece of paper it’s no...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54805

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Don't do dumb stuff that will just feed Fox News and conservative trolls and hurt further damage the progressive/liberal politicians. Support organizations to help women get legal abortions. OK by now you must have realised that despite how nice and non partisan Democrats try to be the right will a...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54805

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

Land of the free? Not anymore. SCOTUS just proved that they are no better the Talibans which George W Bush went to war against. America is imo on the verge of becoming a Christian caliphate (if/when) GOP gets total control of WH and Capitol hill. While a caliphate is defined as a government or inst...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3221

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

So he was Norwegian. Not an ethnic Norwegian just a foreigner with a Norwegian passport, like I will be sometime soon. So only "Aryans/Vikings" are 'real" Norwegians? If he has a Norwegian passport, then he's Norwegian. They should embrace their "melting pot" society, just ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3221

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

I saw of French TV they said one weapon was "automatic", was it really, or just semi-automatic (French journalists don't know the difference) ? There is a long border between Norway and Sweden and you can travel between Norway and Denmark or Germany on a ferry without passing though any c...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3221

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Please remember to provide a link to your source when stating facts, thanks. It’s all in Norwegian. I was going to join a gun club a couple of years ago and started the process. My wife decided she didn’t want a gun in the house so I stopped, I still go to the gun club, I can shoot under the clubs ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3221

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

johns624 wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
The shooter was a Norwegian national originally from Iran
So he was Norwegian.


Not an ethnic Norwegian just a foreigner with a Norwegian passport, like I will be sometime soon.

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by Kiwirob
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 3221

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

[url][/url] This is truly unfortunate. RIP to all who died. How are the gun laws in Norway? It’s very difficult to get a gun in Norway, that said there are a lot of guns in Norway, Norwegians are avid hunters. This gun was probably smuggled in from elsewhere. There are two routes to gun ownership, t...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law

Pretty big news yesterday but I was a bit too busy to post then. " The Second Amendment, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority, protects “an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.” " https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/us/supreme-court-ny-open-car...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54805

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I've never understood the topic of abortion. If Republicans and Trump supporters really are as racist as the left says they are, shouldn't they WANT abortion to be legal as it would mean A LOT less black babies in the the world? Isn't abortion the best possible thing for racists who don't want non-...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54805

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

And to nobody's surprise the final opinion is basically a more "refined" version of the draft opinion. The partisan hacks of SCOTUS make it such a joke... Ultimately any abortion ban disproportionally affect females from lower income demographics, such as African-American and Hispanics, b...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 597
Views: 61827

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I'll keep banging it long and loud. Surface vessels and submarines are not the same, a continuous build of surface vessels is not the same as a continuous built of subsurface vessels.

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by Kiwirob
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 597
Views: 61827

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

It was going to be a shitshow when they started to build the Attacks as well.

Maintaining a vessel and building a vessel are not the same. And as you continually fail to grasp a submarine hasn't been built in Australia since 2001.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54805

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Gross mismanagement and unethical fit the bill. How can you blow the whistle to your bosses when it’s your bosses causing the problem. I think the American people had the right to know what this group of religious nutters were planning on doing!

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 597
Views: 61827

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I have no idea how Australia can build nuclear boats. Anyone that says they can are lieing and will most likely will profit from the cost blowouts and delays. Bullshit, Australia has shown it can build a submarine after all there are 6 boats giving testament to that, the problem is Australia has to...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 314
Views: 84889

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

744SPX wrote:
Why don't they just use the F414 EPE? Its been ready and waiting for over 10 years now and has 115kN.


Why use a US engine with all the baggage that comes with it? Not having US content means India doesn't have to ask US permission every time they sell an aircraft to someone else.

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by Kiwirob
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1133
Views: 54805

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-clarence-thomas-e08bbdfbe48d33171fa6f2a17931da63 https://www.theguardian.com/law/2022/may/14/clarence-thomas-supreme-court-leak-abortion It looks like the investigation is focusing on a small group of law clerks. I've been doing some reading on w...

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 597
Views: 61827

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

RJMAZ wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Which is also why I think the Aussies would be better off going with the UK


The Columbia-class SSBN-X are being built without disrupting Virginia-class production. The UK needs to reduce Astute production before moving to their dreadnought class.


The first 2 Dreadnaughts are already in build.

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by Kiwirob
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 597
Views: 61827

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Which is also why I think the Aussies would be better off going with the UK, they can jump straight into the Astute replacement project. The Barrow yard assembles the Astute and now Dreadnought with components built in other shipyards, the bow sections are constructed at Cammel Lairds. There's no r...

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