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by Kiwirob
Sun May 19, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

I don’t know any two parent single income families back in NZ or in Norway. At one point I had three children in childcare, we looked at my wife staying home but the financial burden was to high.

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 19, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

Yes. We've got a large amount of people who you could say are financially overstretched. They have this huge McMansion (with a big mortgage), one or two SUVs with a desirable badge and credit card debt. These families tend to have both parents working to service these debts - so they are really sen...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 18, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

Bob deaths didn’t give them the votes they needed, what a waste.

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 169
Views: 4734

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

And when my wife miscarried we were as emotionally devastated as if we had lost a baby that had been born. But hey, for you it is just a clump of cells anyway, so I guess it was just another day at the office. It is just a clump if cells, there is no life, you could feed them to the cat for all it ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 169
Views: 4734

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Magog wrote:

Hopefully you know that you can’t get pregnant as a result of groping.


Jesus who taught you sex ed?? It’s pretty easy to get pregnant without having sex.

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 18, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 169
Views: 4734

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Wanna decide for women a minimum of tampon usage per month as well? When my wife miscarried it was followed by a very heavy period. Perhaps the abortion cops should monitor pad use and prosecute accordingly. And when my wife miscarried we were as emotionally devastated as if we had lost a baby that...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 169
Views: 4734

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

One day, many moons from now, people will look back at this period in history the same way we look back at Nazi Germany today and wonder how it was possible for a group of people who consider themselves so enlightened and morally superior to everyone to condone the dehumanizing and wholesale slaugh...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 16, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2121

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

In the latest uptick of trans-Atlantic tensions, European ships involved in the construction of a controversial gas pipeline from Russia to Germany could be subject to U.S. sanctions under a new bipartisan bill that will be introduced in the U.S. Senate as early as Monday. https://foreignpolicy.com...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 15, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

How old are the Danish/Norwegian Royal yachts? HNoMY Norge was originally launched in 1937 as a private yacht for Thomas Sopwith, the Norwegian govt brought the yacht in 1947. When Prince Karl of Denmark was asked to become the King of Norway, the Govt promised him a Royal Yacht, it took a few deca...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 15, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

Well the UK is still a very rich empire overall. Why did they retire the Britannia? Too expensive to operate+too old? Google (in multiple ways) is your friend. The UK has no empire and hasn't for 50+ years. The HMS Britannia was built in 1954, so yes, she is too old. As another member posted, she w...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 15, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

Other than showing off for the sake of showing off, what use would they have for one? Ships of any type are a very slow way to get from A to B, and maintenance on them is expensive. Better to just charter a plane as needed. Representation around the kingdom, on a much more visible and down-to-earth...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 15, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1512

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

This is not the first time. I remembered years ago, United Airlines pilot murdered his ex-wife. They arrested the pilot before or after the flight I can't remember that news. He still in jail. I found Google news: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-05-29-9102170792-story.html Q Then th...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 14, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 122
Views: 11678

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The US citizens paying Boeing for not delivering planes to China because of Trump's policies. Makes sense I guess. Or how about addressing a MASSIVE trade deficit? But then, if you don't live in the US, why would you care? The trade deficit was $350B in Chinas favor in 2017. Does the rest of the wo...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1143

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

Aesma wrote:

The fact it's a 2 litre 4 cylinder doesn't help.



But wait there’s more, they are also designing a new straight 6 with the same technology.

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 11, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35
Replies: 46
Views: 3643

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Why would anybody in the west care if Turkey shoveled their money down the rat hole known as the SU-57? Or for that matter why would anybody in the west care if Turkey got deeply involved with Russia? That is a marriage that could never last so would not be a threat to anyone. Russia is Turkey's hi...

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by Kiwirob
Wed May 08, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 4929

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

marcelh wrote:
As a European I don’t really the fascination for cruises. To me it’s something you do when you’re 60+.


It’s not so different to the package holiday which Europeans love.

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 199
Views: 9443

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Agree with this. With the things God has done in my life, no one can convince me it was all just a “coincidence”. Scientists sure have net been able to. And I do believe in science. It’s just that I believe in God too. What has god done and what evidence do you have that makes it more likely to be ...

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by Kiwirob
Tue May 07, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 199
Views: 9443

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

zrs70 wrote:

My theology does not come out of new age feel good stuff. It is based on 1000’s of years of Jewish exploration.


Damn shame your theology is based on 1000’s of years of ignorance, with not a jot of tangible evidence that god exists.

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by Kiwirob
Mon May 06, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

The male/female designation in sports should be eliminated, it’s sexist. Whoever the best athlete is should win So you want male athletes to win every single competition, with the possible exception of uneven parallel bars in gymnastics, from now on? Let the best athlete win, who says a male would ...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Great. I’m a horse now. There’s medication for that, oddly it doesn’t apply if you think you’re a female. There is medication for that too. It’s called hormone injections that alter your physical state of being and a number of other medications to treat other associated mental disorders that go alo...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

You are biologically male or female. Anything else is a disorder. If you are neither biologically, it is a birth disorder. If you think you are another sex, then you have Dysphoria. You are what you want to be and not what biology says you are. Great. I’m a horse now. There’s medication for that, o...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Lots of rants here. From what I understood reading the Wikipedia article is that this person was born a woman and uas female DNA and female reproductive organs which were not altered alsince birth. Correct? Must have been a different Wikipedia article than the one I read? Did you miss this bit? “Th...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

First question is why do we have separate Male and Female categories. Presumably, if they all ran together then the Men would have an advantage. Yes, the men would have the advantage. That is unless the women were doping. I’m pretty sure some eastern block women athletes could have beat some male a...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8066

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

What is Cisgender?. Are we still on topic?. It’s the PC way of saying normal. So when your son comes home with his new girlfriend who was born male? You can live however makes you happy. Do not expect the rest of the world to comply with your view. I wouldn't let the person in my house, it's my hou...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Bolt is like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods... All sports have their greats. Semenya is not a great. Semenya is a controversy. I think it's pretty obvious that Tiger did use steroids at some time in his career, we was a patient of Dr Anthony Galea, the hgh supplier to A Rod amongst others. Just for sh...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

But Dutchy have a look ar Caster: do you see a woman ? If yes I would like to see a picture of your wife :) Just because she doesn't conform to a typically western concept of what a 'pretty woman' should look like, doesn't mean she isn't a woman. I get the feeling that in her personal life she does...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Bolt is like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods... All sports have their greats. Semenya is not a great. Semenya is a controversy. I think it's pretty obvious that Tiger did use steroids at some time in his career, he was a patient of Dr Anthony Galea, the hgh supplier to A Rod amongst others. Just for sh...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

On one hand she has an advantage due to her medical condition, on the other hand other athletes would be banned for doping with the same testosterone levels. In the spirit of inclusion she should be free to participate and people should be happy to see her win. And that’s the reason why they are kn...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

seahawk wrote:
Inclusion is more important than winning. It is nice to see those athletes get the recognition and increase the awareness for their condition.


Not at Olympic and profession level it isn’t .

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

On one hand she has an advantage due to her medical condition, on the other hand other athletes would be banned for doping with the same testosterone levels. In the spirit of inclusion she should be free to participate and people should be happy to see her win. And that’s the reason why they are kn...

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by Kiwirob
Sun May 05, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4408

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Sports are inherent unfair, to reach the top, your body needs to be perfectly fitted to the sport, you have to really dedicated yourself over the years and you need to have some luck. Your natural abilities are something you are born with. This is something which her body produces naturally, I thin...

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by Kiwirob
Sat May 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8066

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

bennett123 wrote:
What is Cisgender?.

Are we still on topic?.


It’s the PC way of saying normal.

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The SR-71 "Speed check" Anecdote
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Re: The SR-71 "Speed check" Anecdote

I’ve heard this where after the F18 pilot speed-checks a BA Concord Pilot asks the same then they do the check on the SR71.

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by Kiwirob
Fri May 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17756

Re: SAS on strike

A350lover is framing the issue in a national and global context, that due to the high taxes in Scandinavia and the lower air fares as a result of globalization, the existing salaries may be fine in the rest of Europe but not in Scandinavia. If that is the case, someone somewhere has to be making up...

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by Kiwirob
Thu May 02, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric Trolley Buses
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Electric Trolley Buses

WildcatYXU wrote:
No, they couldn't run with only one connection point. Trains and trams are using the rails as the second wire. It is not really possible with a vehicle with rubber tyres running on asphalt.


There’s more than a few tram networks running on rubber tyres, the T5 line is Paris is an example.

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 151
Views: 9850

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Its a design that the UK put into play, why would the French and Germans use it when they can design their own, this project is too important to cut corners and go cheap. Thales is part of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. It was the Thales design which won the Royal Navy Future Aircraft Carrier proje...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17756

Re: SAS on strike

Not really. Might not in Norway, but have a look in the medias, both from Denmark and Sweden. There's an absolute outcry towards Norwegian also on facebook, twitter etc. where the articles about it are shared. Usually when an airline go bankrupt or go on a strike, other airlines try to help the oth...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17756

Re: SAS on strike

Not really. Might not in Norway, but have a look in the medias, both from Denmark and Sweden. There's an absolute outcry towards Norwegian also on facebook, twitter etc. where the articles about it are shared. Usually when an airline go bankrupt or go on a strike, other airlines try to help the oth...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17756

Re: SAS on strike

And in the news, the opposition (Norwegian Air) has increased its prices for the next few days, and is also removing a lot of flexibility to cancel tickets. https://www.newsinenglish.no/2019/04/25/sas-strike-threat-boosts-air-fares/ That is sure to lose Norwegian customer goodwill. Another nail in ...

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by Kiwirob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3148

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

So, to be clear, 37 Muslims were murdered by a Muslim government because they were not Muslim enough. Like Mormons are not Christian enough or Christian Scientists are not Christian enough or Jehovah's Witness are not Christian enough so they have to be shamed and not engaged with and not talked ab...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex
Replies: 17
Views: 1447

Re: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex

If they waited till they were 16 it would have been perfectly ok. If you aren't pulling my leg, then I disagree...Not illegal doesn't mean they didn't abuse their position of authority or perceived authority (due to age gap with the victims), which is really the heart of the issue...but I think I j...

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by Kiwirob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3148

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Religion makes good people do bad things. Fly planes into building. Blow them selves up in a crowd. Scare and psychologically damage children in to believing the same as them through fear of eternal pain. Cutting out the clitoris of young girls to prevent them enjoying intercourse None of that are ...

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by Kiwirob
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 151
Views: 9850

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

For those that doubt the positive impact of NATO here’s a thought exercise; pick any year between 1000 AD and 1945 and more than likely you will discover a war being waged on the European continent. But after 1945 the Balkan conflict has been the only war to take place and this was the one time Eur...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25572

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

The problem with Auckland airport is its owners, the Auckland city council should never have privatised it. NZ needs a central govt owned enterprise that owns and operates all its airports, like AVINOR in Norway.

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 151
Views: 9850

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

For those that doubt the positive impact of NATO here’s a thought exercise; pick any year between 1000 AD and 1945 and more than likely you will discover a war being waged on the European continent. But after 1945 the Balkan conflict has been the only war to take place and this was the one time Eur...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 151
Views: 9850

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Who will attack EU? You could ask; who will attack USA? You do not attack a strong country that can use great force. But right now you can ask people in Riga, Tallin and Kaunas who will attack EU and you might get answers. But nobody is threatening Riga, Tallinn and Kaunas, it’s only paranoia on be...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 151
Views: 9850

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

For those that doubt the positive impact of NATO here’s a thought exercise; pick any year between 1000 AD and 1945 and more than likely you will discover a war being waged on the European continent. But after 1945 the Balkan conflict has been the only war to take place and this was the one time Eur...

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by Kiwirob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists
Replies: 38
Views: 3226

Re: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists

I asked my about to turn 14 tomorrow son what he wanted for his birthday, turns out he wants to go to KISS. So in June we are off to Trondheim to see KISS, KISS is getting a lot of play in our house at the moment. Child abuse is no laughing matter kiwirob. Why would you submit your child to such at...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 151
Views: 9850

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Kiwirob, you didn't address A101's question at all really. The most important part of the comment deals with how will the EU provide support into itself if it is attacked and its domestic sources are impacted? That it a huge issue that NATO addresses and any future military alliance will of course ...

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by Kiwirob
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8066

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

So long as my tax NOKs aren’t paying for it I really don’t give a crap if Eve chops off her tits and has a tube made of thigh to try and pretend she’s now Steve, all the surgery in the world can’t make her a Steve. It’s a huge waste of my tax when there are other people who really need the money sp...

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