Trump should admit defeat to the wall and start the immediate deportation of every DACA recipient. Sounds like a good compromise. Both sides will be upset. Yeah, because deporting people raised in the country and who have only known our culture would be real popular :roll: That only sounds like a g...Jump to post
I think this is not the whole story. The article mentions that Supermac never sold a product with the name Big Mac. So IMHO they are not going to be able to claim fair use now to the name Big Mac. However, the article also mentions that McDonald's had just used the similarity of the two names to blo...Jump to post
There are rules about Federal employees accepting gifts, but like most rules, there are always exceptions. The cost or value of the gift also comes into play. It's unfortunate that someone misunderstood the rules and a wonderful gesture went to waste. The rules are a two-way street. There are also ...Jump to post
Interesting how treason no longer applies, unless congress had declared a state of war. Just a few years ago everyone on the right seemed convinced Manning and Assange comitted treason. Congress had not declared a war then either. It takes a special kind of partisanship to pin Assange on the Republ...Jump to post
Interesting how treason no longer applies, unless congress had declared a state of war. Just a few years ago everyone on the right seemed convinced Manning and Assange comitted treason. Congress had not declared a war then either.Jump to post
Has any Dutch person killed you yet? Not that I know of, but with all the holidays lately I may have missed a staff meeting or two. LOL What I meant is that Germans have 16 cases (17 if you want to count den/denn seperate), whereas Dutch only has three. That makes Dutch a lot easier, in particular ...Jump to post
I dont understand the reasoning behind moving the seat of government? Is this going to affect tourism? Not likely, a (presumably) state of the set of office buildings is unlikely to attract tourists. Except perhaps domestic tourism. Is it going to improve infrastructure? Probably, but not more then ...Jump to post
a ton of dialects that don't seem all that mutually intelligible in my experience (I don't know if that's different for native speakers) I don't know Mandarin, so won't comment on that. I do know Dutch, English, German and basic French. Local dialects happen in every language. I guarantee you that ...Jump to post
but it also means Der Spiegel needs to accept this reality and make its top, prize-winning stories about the U.S. accessible to them so theres oversight. These Americans are aware of details in their own country that Europeans aren't, so they can clarify things. It's why the New York Times should b...Jump to post
The merry-go-round keeps going on.
According to the BBC the secretarybof defence General Mattis will resign in february. Not much details yet, but my guess is this is related to the “defeat” of ISIS.
According to de Telegraaf the Netherlands have commited to increase their JSF order of 37 planes with roughly 15 more.
https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2918995 ... raaljagers
Two weeks ago I spend a day at the Metéora monasteries overlooking Kalampaka Greece. They are build on top of pillar rocks and are truly spectacular. There were 24 such monasteries, but only six of these still exist. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kalabaka+422+00,+Griekenlandemail@example.com,21.63562...Jump to post
my nephew has highly functioning autism, he has always struggled with talking to others, so his classmates tend to discount him. He recently graduated from high school as class valedictorian. However, for whatever reason they didn't let him speak. His parents were upset, because they thought this w...Jump to post
Interesting statistic: no two full democracies ever got into a war. So if Russia is so afraid, they should turn itself into a full democracy instead of an autocracy which it is now. Israel -vs- Lebanon, more then once Turkey -vs- Cyprus, complete with a long-term occupation various wars in the form...Jump to post
He'll be almost 80 by the time the 2020 elections start. Ain't that a bit old to start running for any public office?Jump to post
I just want to remind you that the times when someone risked putting forward some territorial claims to Russia, led to this kind of map of Russian territories: You want repetition? No one is making claims to Russian territory. The countries that joined NATO are independant nations, and the countrie...Jump to post
one would be surprised to know one of the world's most popular small diesel engine is produced by a GM/Fiat JV, which GM never used for a decade. I am assuming you mean the Fiat Multijet range of engines? These were, and still are, used by (back then) GM’s Opel and Vauxhall brands. As well as by ot...Jump to post
Ever heard of the (Insert State Here) National Guard? Its a thing. Complete with Guns, Planes and Tanks. Sure it’s a thing, but it is not a state-owned military. Let’s put it this way, say that the Texas governor decides it would be a good idea to invade Mexico. How far do you think the Texas natio...Jump to post
KICT wrote:Eloquent and to the point, I like it! Jump to postAA747123 wrote:War had no reason? What about the 1000's of WMD's? What about the Islamic terrorist in the country. The USA is a much safer place now after the war. Bush did the right thing.
As a veteran of said war, let me put it bluntly. You are a f*cking moron.
This trial will not lead to anything until the investigators have officially determined who is/are guilty of shooting down MH17. Once that has been settled it is possible to detemine how much Russia hindered the investigation. Also, by Dutch law you are allowed to remain silent if answering a questi...Jump to post
He's trolling everyone. Probably being paid by a conservative, anti-TransGender group or similar. Probably not. With all due respect, Dutch politics is a bit more mature then USA politics. We don’t really give a toss about the whole LGBTQ discussion. I’d hardly call Geert Wilders ‘mature’. LOL, poi...Jump to post
One of the FA’s involved told her side of the story on the KLcrew FB page: Dat was mijn vlucht, die man heeft eerst de grond, daarna mij, de purser en uiteindelijk de captain een grote mond gegeven. Hij weigerde onze instructies te volgen en werd agressief toen zijn bagage verschoven werd en van on...Jump to post
It is a small price to pay for freedom and the right of self defence. It is like, cars do you forbid cars, because people die in accidents? Cars are a bad analogy. They are strictly controlled. You need a driving license, car insurance and the car requires an annual safety check. Restrictions can b...Jump to post
zkojq wrote:He's trolling everyone. Probably being paid by a conservative, anti-TransGender group or similar.
He is a well known motivational speaker in the Netherlands, best known for not having all his ducks in a row. He's the national equivalent to the village idiot.Jump to post
Is it confirmed yet that none of the flight attendents speak Spanish? It's entirely possible that all of them spoke basic Spanish, but if the passenger has a strong accent or speaks a local dialect then all bets are off.Jump to post
Counterpoint: if you need some random person on an Internet forum about planes to remind you to vote, you probably shouldn't be voting in the first place. Or, to be honest, even ring your own shoelaces. I'll raise you $100: If you need Fox News to send their #1 rated "news guy" to campaig...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:I wonder if they will waive the premium for checking-in at the counter. Knowing Ryanair they might well make money out of this. Jump to postExperience has taught us the nightmare of what can happen when the system goes live again, fingers crossed they get it right first time.
Under Dutch labour law you can't just transfer personell to Poland and pay them Polish wages. Bingo. There is jurisprudence that people can be transferred up to around 45 to 60 minutes commuting time from the original work site. This is usually compensated for by increased travel allowance per KM a...Jump to post
Oh, I agree, languages evolve and change, but it seems to me that our language (and I speak only for English) has become more guttural and simplistic. It's not just slang, it's laziness. I really think we're sacrificing comprehension on the altar of expedience. You should also keep in mind that the...Jump to post
That's true, but you're missing an important point: for the fact that AMS is a better airport to connect in than CDG (I agree wholeheartedly, by the way) to matter, the people shopping for the flight have to know that fact. I'd guess that the overwhelming majority of people shopping for connecting ...Jump to post
OP, from your user name I assume you're American. For that, the answer is pretty easy: Paris. The reason has nothing to do with AMS or CDG as airports, simply that the O&D from almost everywhere in the US will be bigger to Paris than it will be to Amsterdam. More O&D usually means more high...Jump to post
>> Political parties can only reach a max limit of 30% of any representative body they sit in - to discourage 2 party systems which are more open to abuses of power. That will not work unless there are already credible third (ideally fourth/fifth/sixth...) parties. Otherwise you will end up with a ...Jump to post
The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane formerly used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it serv...Jump to post
The name could be Sabot: SAab BOeing Trainer. From wiki: A sabot (UK: /sæˈboʊ, ˈsæboʊ/, US: /ˈseɪboʊ/) is a structural device used in firearm or cannon ammunition to keep a sub-caliber flight projectile, such as a relatively small bullet or arrow-type projectile, in the center of the barrel when fir...Jump to post
I have just done a vote amongst the home-owners assiciation. We have decided that our apartment building is no longer part of the Netherlands.
You may now adress me as king Peter. If you make me a decent offer we are willing to are accept joining your country/union/commonwealth etc.
I can guess where it came from and what labels appeared, because the algorithms are still similar. I am also familiar with such forms. In all my time working with (and designing) such forms I have yet to encounter a standardized form where the "copyright date" (for lack of better terms) i...Jump to post
Now, I don't know what police training is for a situation like this, but I sure hope that "reach for your service weapon and start firing without checking your target or what's behind it" isn't what they're being taught. According to Google (yeah, I know) the average police training takes...Jump to post
This is old news, Bush the lesser signed the American Service-Members' Protection Act (aka the “The Hague invasion act”). Not a surprise either that this reminder comes from John Bolton. He was always well known for respecting international treaties and conventions. Had the ICC not been a toothless ...Jump to post
UltimoTiger777 wrote:Par for the course when it comes to the USA’s midle eastern policy. Especially where (real or imaginary) security threats are concerned. Jump to postSee this doesn't make any sense at all.
Apparantly one in every 200 people is related to Ghenghis Khan. Maybe they should have gotten Fokkers.Jump to post