Tuesday, October 31, 2017
"Media reports said Islamic Jihad wanted an immediate coordinated military response, while Hamas was urging caution and coordination with Egypt in order not to jeopardize the fragile Palestinian unity deal that is supposed to be implemented over upcoming weeks."
Don't the Palestinians want peace? Obviously, some do and some don't.
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The tram system was opened in 1913 and this was probably taken not long after, judging from the lack of motorcars. The trams ceased with the earthquake of February 1931 and most of Napier was destroyed with it, too. See earlier posts and our books.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Jamais is French for never, although this may have been used throughout Europe by the Germans and overprinted with the local equivalent. The prediction was true when it came to German prisoners of war captured by the Soviets. A lot of Soviet prisoners of the Germans were also railed off to gulags as Stalin viewed them as traitors (that was his warped mindset).
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Those spinning rotors would be a safety issue unless surrounded by grill cages.
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The automotive industry in Australia officially shut up shop last Friday 20th with a Holden Commodore V8 being the last car to roll out of the Elizabeth factory. Toyota and Ford bailed out over the last two years citing rising costs; now Holden, the GM subsidiary and an Australian icon has gone as well.
Holden, in spite of being an American-owned company, blended incredibly well with the Australian psyche. Holden’s signature cars, the Commodore muscle car and small low slung Ute, were built specially for the Australian market.
The closure marks the end of 69 years of local production for Holden and almost a century of car making for Australia.
The final tally for Holdens built since the first car was assembled in Port Melbourne in 1948 is 7,687,675. A significant percentage of them also came to NZ.
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The US has the NRA as its most powerful lobby group; NZ has the Road Transport Forum. The consequence of that over the last 9 years has been little investment (although not none) in the country's rail freight infrastructure.
This article in the NZ Herald from last year announced that the North Auckland line was going to be 'mothballed' like the Stratford-Okahukura, Rotorua and Wairoa-Gisborne lines.
Winston Peters' NZ First party made a fundamental election policy plank of not only restoring, but improving rail freight to the economically depressed region, and now as a coalition partner in the new government that should happen.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Was Kororo an actual name or similar to an actual name? What aircraft is depicted? See the answers in the book The Aircraft of Air New Zealand and affiliates since 1940.
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Monday, October 23, 2017
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By Lance Bernard. This is on the West Coast -- Info
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