Our economies are intertwined so if a rift appears it might be very bad economically for all of us. With Russia some farmers are affected but most people haven't seen any change in their life (in Europe I mean, in Russia, there have been changes). I happen to think that Europe is too dependent on th...Jump to post
a) one group realizes that to correct the problem some innocents might get accused or even convicted, and see that as the cost of progress b) one group realizes that to correct the problem some innocents might get accused or even convicted, and see that as totally unacceptable Group (a) worries mor...Jump to post
#despitebrexit https://uk.mobile.reuters.com/articl...mpression=true UK households report fastest income growth since 2016 - IHS Markit (Reuters) - Britons' incomes are rising at near their fastest rate since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009, increasing the chance the Bank of England will...Jump to post
Okie : while I have an interest in the matter it's not my area of expertise at all, I'm in IT.Jump to post
Well, maybe you should ask yourself why that is enough to punish Russia ? Maybe because that's not the first such assassination ? Maybe because they're signed and made precisely so that everyone knows who did it ? How do you think the reverse situation would go, say if the US assassinated Snowden us...Jump to post
That Brit trumped up poisoning thing seems to collapse too: https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/03/the-novichok-story-is-indeed-another-iraqi-wmd-scam/ Plenty of people in the US wanted a revenge war in Iraq, and would earn gigantic amounts of money getting that war. Can you explain what t...Jump to post
I have limited experience with the NHS, I used it once to get surgical staples removed from my scalp : I had gotten injured in France and needed them removed while visiting the UK. There was no problem to see a doctor at some kind of small free clinic, however the tools they had for removing staples...Jump to post
The burden of proof/evidence must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt for any crime, sex crimes included - the overemotional snowflakes that automatically take sides before the court case would gladly convict an innocent person for the sake of feeling good about supporting a victim and that is not ...Jump to post
WIederling wrote:Jouhou wrote:Not gonna make a new thread for these every time Russia poops on our floor.
The My Lai Massacre has its 50ties anniversary today. ( RE making a mess and not cleaning up )
Gas is an important issue, but that's basically the only one. Russia doesn't make anything anyone wants, well weapons I guess, but we all make them too. I've seen Putin say in his only campaign meeting that he's "making Russia great again" (paraphrasis mine), but I don't see in what way, o...Jump to post
Weren't you a supporter of a certain Mitt Romney ?Jump to post
My company is building a LNG terminal in northern France to get it from boats, it could come from anywhere but apparently it's envisioned as just another route for Russian gas...Jump to post
I don't fly that much and never in the US but once on a flight from Casablanca to Paris on a RAM 738 I experienced a 20 minutes delay while people and F/As were playing tetris with luggage in the bins. AFAIK (my company booked all my RAM flights) there is one free checked bag, so I had put my carry-...Jump to post
I find it quite curious that 39 yo military veteran does not know that she has to contact the police to press charges and the company or union cannot do it for her... I find your remark quite curious, isn't the US military (not saying it's better elsewhere) well known for burying such stories, even...Jump to post
In my country (France) we like reinforced concrete, in fact we invented it. I work for a well known multinational company that is often called a "concreteer" derogatorily, meaning the solution to everything is in concrete. However I notice most pedestrian bridges are made out of steel. For...Jump to post
And now he vows to take care of all the negative trade deficit the US has with other countries. I can't help but wonder, how can he do that? To have a positive trade balance, a country has to export more than import, just like Germany. This trade deficit in the US is the result of a large country t...Jump to post
I can understand that you can build a bridge in steps where it is weak until completed, however for a pedestrian bridge the main load is the bridge itself, so it should have the right support from the start, or significant overdesign to be able to resist being put in place like this. Which it clearl...Jump to post
Runway28L wrote:Sounds like there was damage to the pitot tubes.
http://twitter.com/tompodolec/status/97 ... 85154?s=21
Inside Edition aired this about "doors off" helo rides and harnesses Monday 3/12 https://youtu.be/EQqcRMnfu1Y That reporter totally missed the point of these harnesses, telling they "hold you firmly in the seat" when in fact they do the opposite, allowing you to bend out of the ...Jump to post
Improperly loaded ultra dense cargo rips through the floor, looks like.
As for it raining on me, I'd like a gold bar to fall at my feet, but not on my head !
I read that in the US you can get stem cell treatments of all kinds without any approval by any authority as long as the cells come from yourself (extracted from your fat). As a consequence, plenty of horror stories.Jump to post
There was a debate initially (and often is in such cases) about the time taken by the victim to report the crime, the effect it can have on evidence gathering, testimonies etc. From the info reported we see that everything considered she did report the rape relatively quickly, however, she didn't re...Jump to post
It's not impossible that she wanted to use the slide, however as an F/A she was the best placed to know that it wasn't armed.Jump to post
This is not my line of thought but I read it in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre: One of the visitors told journalists afterwards that he was glad that he had had NOT a gun with him. "Just imagine what would have happened during the chaos there if I had pulled my gun and looked for the ...Jump to post
Whether his country is part or not is immaterial, at some point an arrest warrant will be made and he won't have the freedom to leave his country anymore.Jump to post
salttee wrote:Aesma wrote:Looking at the wikipedia article this seems like a fringe theory, started by a journalist.
Are you denying that there was an eruption at Toba 74kya?
Don't forget the people it "sat" also needed to live on board for some weeks.Jump to post
In France taxes on diesel fuel have been increased with a clear plan to make them equal to those on gas in a few years. People have of course heard of the dieselgate and the dangers of diesel pollution. And finally Paris' mayor has announced her intention to ban diesel from the streets in 2024. Afte...Jump to post
Congratulations to France for setting an age of consent.. WTF? France has a legal age of consent since 1832 and it has been 15 since 1945 ..... best regards Thomas You haven't read the latest news, after two cases involving two 11 year olds where the rapists were let off the public outcry has force...Jump to post
Putin now tries to blame Tatars and Jews for US election meddling. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vladimir-putin-election-interference-jews-ukrainians_us_5aa49b2fe4b086698a9e7274 Is he a anti-semite too? “Maybe they’re Ukrainians, Tatars, Jews, just with Russian citizenship. Even that needs t...Jump to post
About the law being discussed in France, it's only being discussed, we'll see where it goes. Many magistrates are worried it would put many people in legal trouble when nobody was complaining before. And the idea of a new law was prompted by a case that was so badly prosecuted that it has now been r...Jump to post
I have already talked about the nefarious Legatum institute. Today a more mainstream article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5486019/Think-tank-accused-trying-drive-hard-Brexit-left-turmoil.html# Think-tank accused of trying to drive Theresa May towards a hard Brexit is left in turmoil aft...Jump to post
einsteinboricua : have you considered that being hipster/whatever might be better for business than what it was before ? My local stores are pretty much all big brands so I'm not helping the little guy anyway, unless I go for alternative means to get food, which I'm planning to do : https://en.wikip...Jump to post
Even if Boeing increased performance to beat the earlier A340NG who cares? That is one of the disadvantages of being the first mover. The competition knows what the benchmark is. You think Airbus didn’t look closely at the 777/787 specs when it came time to define the A350? They didn't didn't liste...Jump to post
Heck, we're still not even sure than a fossil-fuel-based SST still has a business justification among today's technology. It could easily be argued that it's like trying to retrofit a pair of speakers onto a record player, in the age of digital music. There are more and more billionaires so in theo...Jump to post
How to start a diplomatic incident....Argentinian news portal Infobae.com reported that a "Canadian Bomber" had crashed in Iran. It is easy in Spanish to mistake the word Bombardier (maker of the plane) for the word "bombardero" (bomber). But still... crappy journalism. https://...Jump to post
Well watch one country, say China (which currently has horrible airspace rules, from my understanding), do something about it and start having hundreds of flying cars above its cities, and all other countries will figure out they can't afford to be late to that party.Jump to post
I've spent a great deal of time explaining basic economics to my co-workers in the past year, so yes. Most Americans have no clue how the economy works. That's good. Then maybe you can explain to us why Trump is wrong on trade in light of the U.S. having a trade deficit for over 40 consecutive year...Jump to post
The reason there were fears about the stock market is precisely the protectionist rhetoric during the campaign. Since so far he hadn't done anything on that front, there was no reason for a collapse.
There tariffs, as misguided as they are, are a drop in the bucket so far.
Now all I have to do is set the stove, microwave, and cars. Everything else is automatic. Appliance clocks rely on grid frequency for their base clock. Since some months there is an "electric war" going on between Kosovo and Serbia, and as a result the entire European grid's frequency is ...Jump to post
Summer time all the time !
I don't mind the dark in the morning, I even like it on occasion, seems the day starts slower, a bit more relaxed.
I hate the dark in the afternoon though, I get sleepy way to early and get nothing done.
For some routes with hot and high issues, and low utilization of aircraft, I'm sure they still make sense, especially bought cheap.Jump to post
I'm not really a fan of US style coffee, well to be honest I don't think I've ever tried, the price is a bit crazy. I think the solution for this and related problems are returnable containers. It used to be very common for glass bottles and still is in some countries, in others it's cans, here in F...Jump to post
Whatever the taxes are, we're not going to buy gas guzzling giant pickup trucks, sorry Donald.Jump to post