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by fountainhall
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

As mentioned in an earlier post, it has now come to light that the school's armed security guard stayed outside as the students inside were being murdered! He must have heard the shots, but he clearly froze. How many teachers if armed with some sort of weapon would similarly freeze? How many others ...
by fountainhall
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

That Town Hall was very impressive, although the lady from the NRA got off the hook too easily. Well done Marco Rubio! He actually attended and not only was prepared to stand up to often withering criticism, it seems he is now prepared to modify at least some of his previous positions.
by fountainhall
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: It's the ONLY way to fly
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: It's the ONLY way to fly

I don’t think someone drying their knickers would put me off unduly. But I wonder how you keep farting? I guess the guy must have had some physical problem whereby he kept on swallowing air. If not worse is when the guy next to you takes off his shoes and suffers from bad foot odor. That happened on...
by fountainhall
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: More on Immigration
Replies: 3
Views: 189

More on Immigration

Entry/Exit Times There was an interesting letter in the Bangkok Post a few days ago. The writer pointed out he had just returned form Jakarta. Going through Indonesian Immigration on departure took no more than 10 seconds and he was met with a smile and an "I hope you enjoyed your stay." T...
by fountainhall
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: When will Suvarnabhumi prepare for Global Warming?
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: When will Suvarnabhumi prepare for Global Warming?

It's fact that BKK has too few boarding gates. It's one problem of an overlong planning time, although greater than anticipated growth in traffic will have played a role. What really annoys me is that the AOT sits on its collective fat arse and does absolutely nothing about it. Every morning I go ou...
by fountainhall
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Gay World
Topic: The Philippines Next for Gay Marriage?
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: The Philippines Next for Gay Marriage?

It will never happen in our lifetimes. The Church holds far too much sway over the lives of most Filipinos.
by fountainhall
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: When will Suvarnabhumi prepare for Global Warming?
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: When will Suvarnabhumi prepare for Global Warming?

My preferred option is the resurfacing, but that's difficult when a 2 runway airport is operating somewhere near capacity. I just cannot see that working. Although a third runway is supposed to be in the works, goodness knows when it might be ready. But if you raise the existing runways by as much ...
by fountainhall
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: When will Suvarnabhumi prepare for Global Warming?
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: When will Suvarnabhumi prepare for Global Warming?

I’d do the same as at Don Mueang - surround it with a wall. Building the airport on a swamp close to the sea will inevitably mean flooding - eventually.
by fountainhall
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: When will Suvarnabhumi prepare for Global Warming?
Replies: 9
Views: 436

When will Suvarnabhumi prepare for Global Warming?

An article in today's Guardian makes clear the problems facing air travellers as a result of global warming. Some relate to heat. The hotter the weather, the less dense the air and the more problems for aircraft taking off. When temperatures soared above 48C at Phoenix last summer, 50 flights had to...
by fountainhall
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Iceland Seeking to Ban Male Circumcision
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Iceland Seeking to Ban Male Circumcision

Interesting, thanks! I don't think I have ever met an uncircumcised Muslim.

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