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Topic: What's Going on in the Americas? (Read 95674 times)

  • jax
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What's Going on in the Americas?
There are a number of threads from the Old World, any news from the New? Anything American goes.

  • rjhowie
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1075
Thing I forgot to catch you up on Oakdale was the passing comment about GB and armed armed.

The regular daily police are NOT in that situation and when when some and I state some are armed because of situations that arise due to terrorists that is perfectly fine. We can blame Islam for the increased need of the armed squad situation. Years ago when in the ex-colonies a police sergeant said to me in a passing street chat we had if it was correct that unlike there the police depend on a whistle and a stick! The only main difference nowadays is that they have radios of course and the truncheon! The longer the beat Bobby is unarmed the better.
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  • Belfrager
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Reply #1076
Manson died.
I remember an interview with him at the jail, he was dangerous and also an unique kind of man.
Don't know what to think about him.
A matter of attitude.

  • rjhowie
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Reply #1077
That damn halfwit did so well by the way in jail.

He had an army of people getting in touch and having some kind of keen link to him. He also did well financially getting a 6-figure sum as well. Tells of the widespread mentality over there and typical of the world's top of the list nut-job country.
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  • krake
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Reply #1078
Did you know?
Donald Trump is not only the President of the United States, he is also an artist.

  • rjhowie
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Reply #1079
Yep and would do well in the entertainment industry.......
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  • ersi
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Reply #1080
Trump has always been doing very well in the entertainment industry.


  • Frenzie
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Reply #1082
Major US airlines will ban smart luggage with non-removable batteries starting January 15th
Starting January 15th, a number of major airlines will ban any "smart luggage" that features a non-removable lithium-ion battery.

  • Frenzie
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Reply #1083
KLM is also thinking about it.

  • jax
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Reply #1084
Luggage with non-removable batteries wouldn't be less safe than other devices with non-renewable batteries. Now, removeable batteries is a good thing, particularly for luggage, so there's that.

The Chinese approach actually makes more sense. You are not allowed to check in lithium ion batteries, but you can bring in power banks as hand luggage (up to 15 Ah). A burning battery in the cabin certainly would cause some commotion, probably an aborted flight. A burning battery in the cargo hold could in theory cause a serious fire.

  • rjhowie
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Reply #1085
Says much but not very great.
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  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #1086
Hey "Energizer" Howie, how about making a point -- using English? :)

Frenzie, that was awesome!
  • Last Edit: 2017-12-09, 05:23:29 by OakdaleFTL
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  • rjhowie
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Reply #1087
Using English for an American?
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  • jax
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  • Frenzie
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Reply #1089
Oh wow. :(

  • rjhowie
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Reply #1090
Fires are something kind of semi-regular across the world. Recently that tragedy in Siberia. Was that fire shown here something special?
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  • Barulheira
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Fires
Reply #1091
It's got videos.

  • Frenzie
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Reply #1092
So does the Thunderbirds episode City of Fire. :P

  • jax
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Reply #1093
There are a number of ways building fires can turn (very) deadly:

  • Missing or dysfunctional fire alarms (everywhere)
  • Blocked emergency exits and windows (Kemerovo, Dhaka et.al)
  • Atria funneling fire (Beijing)
  • Combustible cladding (London)
  • Structural collapse (Dhaka, New York, Sao Paulo)´

In principle fires should be contained and slowly spreading, if at all, in modern buildings. But if toxic fumes enters emergency exits, the exits are blocked, or the structure collapses, e.g. by cheating on the rebars, the casualties can be very high. In this case many managed to get away in time, we don't know yet how many didn't.

  • rjhowie
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Reply #1094
Dear oh dear Frenzie. Saying that right after the comment I put in re the Siberia fire where an awful lot of children died was wrong.
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  • Barulheira
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Reply #1095
It seems my posts are being ignored. :left: :right:

  • jax
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Reply #1096
Did somebody post something?

  • rjhowie
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Reply #1097
Well the Siberia disaster was a world news item  so access to info not exactly a secret?
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  • Belfrager
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Reply #1098
It seems my posts are being ignored
The last one said "It's got videos."
A matter of attitude.

  • krake
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Americans' Views on the Media
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Ipsos poll shows almost a third of the American people agree that the news media is the enemy