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by Aesma
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi may lose bid to be Speaker of the House again
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: Pelosi may lose bid to be Speaker of the House again

I would hope something government run would be able to cost a lot less than that. That amount is ridiculous.

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by Aesma
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donnie Jr. Spends Taxpayer Money for Condo Sales Trip in India
Replies: 36
Views: 1081

Re: Donnie Jr. Spends Taxpayer Money for Condo Sales Trip in India

100K$ can't be the real cost or you have to show it to me. How long did it last, how many officers, what is their salary ? If he pays what he would have paid alone, and the protection and associated costs are picked up by the US people, I would find it OK. Now things are blurry with the Trump Organi...

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by Aesma
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A rant about the Las Vegas hospitality industry
Replies: 25
Views: 943

Re: A rant about the Las Vegas hospitality industry

How can it take this long to check people in ? What was actually happening during all this time ?

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by Aesma
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I talked about people already settled in the rest of the EU. If you're settled in France for example you can get French citizenship after 5 years. sorry - misunderstood. So rights could be extended for those already overseas, but those still in the UK will have a tougher time should they want to do...

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by Aesma
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

How can TM announce the government backed the deal and then the same government falls apart before our eyes, in slow motion ? The deal was accepted 'collectively', not 'unanimously'. Reports are that although no formal vote was taken at the table, about 1/3rd of government members (not all of equal...

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by Aesma
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

British citizens settled long term in the rest of the EU can easily get an EU citizenship and keep their right to move. I'm not so sure, this article seems to say otherwise: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/how-to-keep-your-eu-citizenship-after-brexit-a7081186.html you need either: - ...

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by Aesma
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

How can TM announce the government backed the deal and then the same government falls apart before our eyes, in slow motion ?

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by Aesma
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No minimum voting age?
Replies: 76
Views: 1512

Re: No minimum voting age?

The mere concept of registering as democrat/GOP/independent would be totally contrary to the French constitution. And cause massive outrage if it was attempted. People don't want the state to know their political preference.

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by Aesma
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It seems that UK citizens in the EU will be fine, besides a restriction on free moment in the EU. People settled in either the UK or an EU memberstate by the time the (soon-to-be extened?) transition period will be over will not be expelled by either side, that was never seriously considered other ...

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by Aesma
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will a 0% growth economy system look like?
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: What will a 0% growth economy system look like?

I think it can be managed. However if you have population growth then you should have equivalent economic growth, else we're actually talking about negative growth (degrowth). Of course birth rate is going down and is already below replacement levels in the EU for example. Like others have said we f...

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by Aesma
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No minimum voting age?
Replies: 76
Views: 1512

Re: No minimum voting age?

Not a chance. How about when you’re off of mommmy and daddy’s insurance with a max age of 26? Then we know your sufficiently mature to support yourself. ...that is a good idea. While we are at it, why not limit to people with at least a bachelor degree or a learned trade. Then we know you are matur...

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by Aesma
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes to remain part of France
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes to remain part of France

I don't know if European immigrant is the good term. You needed to be on the island for several decades to be allowed to vote.

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by Aesma
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 127
Views: 17167

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

But seriously people, more and more weight, and still the same wing? That can't be ideal anymore, especially if they want to get maximum range out of that thing, then the fuel burn should be a top priority. No? Depending on what the MOM is (if it happens) then a new wing for the A321 could then be ...

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by Aesma
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3438

Re: Tax on kerosine

Yes bunker fuel must also be taxed. Also ships' emissions should be lowered, a single container ship can pollute as much as 1 million cars. The beauty of taxing fuel is that you don't have to care about the age of the aircraft, because that doesn't mean much anyway. The goal is to reduce emissions. ...

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by Aesma
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3438

Re: Tax on kerosine

Goods that could be made locally are instead made around the world because it's cheap to transport them. Then local people are out of jobs and angry. A carbon tax solves two problems simultaneously.

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by Aesma
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Actually, it's your own comrades in the Tory party who are out for blood over it. If it's a deal which satisfies the european requirements, I'm okay with it, and I've never said otherwise. It's your lot who are completely in hysterics about this. Whatever the deal, hopefully it will be the beginnin...

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by Aesma
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Arion640 wrote:
Aesma wrote:
I heard on a business radio that the deal is on the table only if May convinces Barnier that it has a chance in the Commons.


Well if Barnier offers a crap deal, it has a crap chance.


He can't offer a have cake and eat it kind of deal.

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by Aesma
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another big fire in California
Replies: 103
Views: 2709

Re: Another big fire in California

Building all those gigantic suburbs is already an environmental mistake, but now if you need to make a desert for miles around them, it becomes a catastrophe. Will you also irrigate everything and grow grass for gigantic golfs ? Or let it as dust so that when the wind blows you have a nice dust stor...

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by Aesma
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Security guard with a gun shot by police
Replies: 39
Views: 1159

Re: Good guy with a gun shot be police!

Next step in the US will be people routinely wearing bulletproof vests...

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by Aesma
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect NFL trade
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: The incorrect NFL trade

Why are sports jobs more regulated in the US than regular jobs ?

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by Aesma
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 61
Views: 14221

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

Could have been a Tenerife remake

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3438

Re: Tax on kerosine

This is also in the air here in France. Taxes on diesel and gasoline are being hiked, and there is a "popular revolt" going on. Someone mentioned that kerosene used by "the rich" to get around isn't taxed while the poor bastards driving their car to work are taxed to death. It sh...

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I heard on a business radio that the deal is on the table only if May convinces Barnier that it has a chance in the Commons.

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No minimum voting age?
Replies: 76
Views: 1512

Re: No minimum voting age?

18. If you aren't old enough to legally sign a binding contract, you aren't old enough to make an informed decision about who should be running the country. Maybe you could make an argument about the age requirements for people in office. We have 35 as a limit for the President. Should we make it a...

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 100 years ago, the Great War ended
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: 100 years ago, the Great War ended

It seems the first to agree was gen. George C. Marshall. Why do you say that? Because gen. Marshall wasn't about to repeat the same mistake as his predecessors and built his plan to re-build Europe around a plan to rebuild Germany. I repeat, rebuild Germany, not punishing it as the victors of WWI d...

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

If further proof is needed that British politics is in a mess at this time, here's another example of why Labour's Brexit stance is clear as mud... The other day, Jeremy Corbyn gave an interview where he stated that Brexit can't be stopped: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-refe...

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I've heard a couple French economists worried that Brexit might work for the UK. In their scenario the UK would indeed become a tax heaven, entirely turned towards financial services, providing shelter for companies, etc. How would that benefit anyone outside the City is your guess.

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by Aesma
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DNA Tested
Replies: 26
Views: 928

Re: DNA Tested

Personally I'll wait for cheap home DNA sequencers so my data can stay private. The Brits have come up with a portable DNA sequencer, the size of a USB hard drive or mobile phone, that can be used at doctors' surgeries, clinics, and at home. It's called the MinION, by Oxford Nanopore Technologies. ...

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by Aesma
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DNA Tested
Replies: 26
Views: 928

Re: DNA Tested

The Iberian peninsula was conquered by "Moors" and stayed under their control for centuries so everyone that can be linked to that region probably has some Middle Eastern/North African DNA. I guess they take that into account when saying you are X% Spanish. With the crimes I've committed t...

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by Aesma
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 100 years ago, the Great War ended
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: 100 years ago, the Great War ended

It seems Hitler has won after all, his views of the events, that he used to gain power, have gone mainstream.

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by Aesma
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 100 years ago, the Great War ended
Replies: 25
Views: 862

100 years ago, the Great War ended

11 November 1918 at 5am the ink was put on the paper of the armistice, and at 11am hostilities ceased. An estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a direct result of the war, while it is also considered a contributory factor in a number of genocides and the 1918 influenz...

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by Aesma
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No minimum voting age?
Replies: 76
Views: 1512

Re: No minimum voting age?

As a young bloke I can only say that the minimum voting age is fine. I see a lot of young people that have never had to pay any taxes, do not grasp how the government works and do not know what fiscal responsibility is. Throw in the fact that today's youth mainly uses garbage platforms like free ne...

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by Aesma
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 14950

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

Repaying the subsidy is not a punishment. If you don't pay your taxes, and the taxman comes after you, you'll pay your taxes, with a hefty fine on top, and possibly prison time. The court might have given a fine to Ryanair, the airport, both, or neither. In the latter case it could be because the pa...

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by Aesma
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 3955

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

People must realise by now that thoughts and prayers have failed to stem the tidal wave of death, something else like gun control rather than believing in a higher power must be the answer. Yet you fail to realize we don't want to be your country. We are the USA and we have the right to bear arms. ...

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by Aesma
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 568
Views: 17040

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Shows how much the government really cares about NI if that's who they put in charge...

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by Aesma
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 189
Views: 6130

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

Didn't "difficult to read" ballots help Bush win Florida in 2000 ?

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by Aesma
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 14950

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

The EU is supposed to be a free market with harmonized rules, you can't benefit from that and skirt some of the rules to gain an advantage over the competition. I’m more or less neutral on FR, but I struggle to understand how it makes sense for aviation subsidies to be harmonized across a bloc as l...

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by Aesma
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 189
Views: 6130

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

About California, it's simple supply and demand. The supply can be limited by people not wanting more developpement, but without demand, if people were leaving en masse, there wouldn't be a problem.

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by Aesma
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 128
Views: 26734

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I haven't read the complete details of what France intends to do. I remember glancing at an article where these words caught my eye "re-examining INMARSAT satellite ping data. Beyond that; they have to do more. There is no point reopening the investigation without following through and conduct...

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by Aesma
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 14950

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

Let's not do as if Ryanair is a benevolent entity that kindly took an offer for a subsidy in exchange for providing service. Ryanair targets airports and demands subsidies, often ending flights after the subsidy ends. This is no different from the EU demanding Ireland to retrieve billions of taxes f...

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by Aesma
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another big fire in California
Replies: 103
Views: 2709

Re: Another big fire in California

Yep let's cut down the forest ! Desert is so nice.

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by Aesma
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes to remain part of France
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes to remain part of France

I hope New Caledonia can now be removed from the UN list of places needing decolonization.

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by Aesma
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home
Replies: 53
Views: 1893

Re: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home

Apparently he likes to talk about a white genocide going on. Who's the radical ?

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by Aesma
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 11815

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

Yeah, quads tend to be great at hot and high because you only lose 25% with an engine out. I thought twins were actually good at hot and high because you have to be able to lose 50% with engine out which means each engine has to pack a lot of power. For example, wasn't July in Denver one factor (of...

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 189
Views: 6130

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

Polls are done via internet here. Any kind of ethnic statistics are illegal, we don't register as voting for such or such party (wouldn't work anyway as there are dozen of parties, and they often break up, new ones are born, etc.), yet polls are quite reliable. What is strange in this election is th...

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 122
Views: 8367

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

How many male pilots got their turbine time by flying in the military, something that wasn't really an option for women until recently ?

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 189
Views: 6130

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

I keep hearing French journalists and pollsters saying US pollsters do it wrong. I can't comment on this as I took statistics for one semester and found it more confusing than anything. Here in France pollsters use "quotas". In the US they use random samples if I understand it correctly, b...

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 5233

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

Birth tourism issue can be easily addressed by asking China to enforce no dual citizenship law. If I understand correctly, parents hide the baby's US Citizenship and get Chinese citizenship as soon as they land back in China, which is illegal under Chinese law. Share the data with Chinese, they wil...

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by Aesma
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 122
Views: 8367

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Yesterday on the evening news I saw a bit on Japan, where women are harassed until they quit when they are pregnant. Or forced to get an abortion. Politicos are trying to change the situation by wearing ridiculous fake bellies.

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