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by Derico
Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5781

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

This was already forseeable six months ago. Usually if the global pattern holds (as in La Nina) steady through January to July, you will have similar temperature anomalies somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere as occurred in the Southern Hemisphere. Dome of Doom over Southern South America: https://w...

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by Derico
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?
Replies: 30
Views: 3153

Re: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?

For many people it's actually possible to drive less. Carsharing for example. Car ads here in France now have a disclaimer inciting you to not use the car, quite ironic. Then you can also reconsider buying a gigantic pile of steel and look at more reasonable vehicles with less cylinders. Drive more...

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by Derico
Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4364

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

People in massive urban areas MUST depend on countless others or the system collapses. It's how urbanites are bred, tjo defer to others for certain services or protections, and you cannot fault them for that either. They just won't have much worry or even fear about federal armies or law enforcers....

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by Derico
Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4364

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

Maybe because people enjoy the sport and aren't hurting anyone? You have an irrational fear of guns; just admit it. Because you don't want something, you don't think anyone else should, either. This is the crux of the matter, that most US inhabitants don' want to admit: the laws about weapons, as t...

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by Derico
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!
Replies: 98
Views: 4364

Re: Canada promises not to take peoples guns!!

Did you even read what the current regulations are? The new law will regulate them out of existence. And? Why do individuals in Canada need the firearm? Here in Australia, legal handguns outside policing/security are explicitly linked to membership of and training at registered gun clubs, with stor...

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by Derico
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Denmark votes for closer EU integration in a referendum by ditching its opt out
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Denmark votes for closer EU integration in a referendum by ditching its opt out

I doubt this is a reinspection of "EUskepticism", but rather a correct reading of the geopolitical landscape of the early 20th century. Denmark knows from 20th century history that being free of "entangling" alliances and preaching neutrality just won't do much for you when a nei...

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by Derico
Fri May 27, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is there a list of all forum moderators?
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Is there a list of all forum moderators?

What are you talking about? The US is probably the biggest whipping boy here. Anything to do with guns or our military is fair game. I'll give you a very clear recent example: Russia. Russia, that is, not the government, but rather the people and culture, have been absolutely ravaged at A.net forum...

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by Derico
Thu May 26, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is there a list of all forum moderators?
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Is there a list of all forum moderators?

I would be interested to see if there is a complete list of all moderators at the forums. Actually, I am not actually even interested in the individual members per say, but in their nationalities. While doing moderation at online forums is an extremely nice and rarely appreciated contribution by the...

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by Derico
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2099

Re: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...

Suppose there could be worse places to go barefoot, such as beaches, now who in their right mind would do THAT . . . :eek: This is one of the cases where mind perception warps risk profile. Many people happily pick up a piece of food from their kitchen counter and eat it, when study after study sho...

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by Derico
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2099

Re: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...

Long, long ago, I worked for a ground service crew at SEA. I was supposed to be baggage only, but, a couple of times, I had to help clean the cabins. We had contracts with Aeroflot, Champion Air, and Sun Country. They wanted those birds in the air NOW!!! so some things were not cleaned. Airplane ca...

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by Derico
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2099

Re: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...

Long, long ago, I worked for a ground service crew at SEA. I was supposed to be baggage only, but, a couple of times, I had to help clean the cabins. We had contracts with Aeroflot, Champion Air, and Sun Country. They wanted those birds in the air NOW!!! so some things were not cleaned. Airplane ca...

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by Derico
Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2099

Re: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...

I didn't even know people went in barefoot in the bathrooms until recently, when I read some stories about that. HonestIy still can't believe it, unless they were wearing double socks and throwing them away immediately after. Considering they must return to their seats right away, I can't give them ...

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by Derico
Fri Mar 25, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia threatens nuclear war against the west: https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/russia-threatens-universal-nuclear-war-if-nato-peacekeepers-enter-ukraine/news-story/d1fb2e6d16d85dca0cb7283ee934f034 The west was too soft against him. What Western politicians need immediately is to be muzzled. Re...

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by Derico
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It was mentioned in another forum that Putin had failed to clearly give examples as to why NATO or its expansion, was a threat specifically aimed at Russia, or a subterfuge for US dominance of Europe. Did NATO ever specifically deliate their "basic purpose" after 1991? NATO's actions in th...

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by Derico
Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What? The Politics behind this is fascinating. https://www.foxnews.com/world/south-africas-president-blames-nato-russias-invasion-ukraine "South Africa’s president blames NATO for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: 'war could have been avoided' The problem is not so much NATO doing something wrong ...

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by Derico
Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Of course it has to be cold hearted. This is no different than a triage situation. Or when searchers in earthquake zones decide where to enter or where to not enter to look for survivors. You have to make some tough choices to save as many people as possible, or to minimize the damage. War and peace...

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by Derico
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45929

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

How can I feel even remotely sorry for all those millions around the world who experienced this problem in the energy crisis of late 2000s, downsized to more economical vehicles that still got the job done, but then as soon as prices tanked four years ago, they went' straight back to the massive tan...

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by Derico
Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I think that regardless of the outcome here, almost all sanctions should remain in place post-conflict so long as there persist a Russian occupation of any areas of Ukraine (including the Crimean region), and Georgia. He should understand that now there has been a "retro-active" reset of p...

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by Derico
Wed Mar 02, 2022 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US President's State of The Union Speech 2022
Replies: 90
Views: 4510

Re: US President's State of The Union Speech 2022

I would be a bit wary that Putin may want to upstage this event with something big in Ukraine. Hopefully not.

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by Derico
Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It appears that Canada has stopped Oil Imports from Russia. This is largely symbolic as Canada imports a very low amount of oil. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60564781 There will be economic hits for awhile as a lot of this import and export of oil cuts will cause oil prices to rise. it appears...

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by Derico
Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

While from the beginning I wanted tough measures against Russa, I also believe we need to leave an off-ramp open. I'm not an expert on how to craft diplomacy and negotations, the off-ramp clearly CANNOT be at the expense of Ukraine in any way shape or form. But I think there should be, now that most...

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by Derico
Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Expel Russia from FIFA
Replies: 31
Views: 3524

Re: Expel Russia from FIFA

Well, in the dictionary, the definition of "poor decision" has always been "when you [email protected]#& so bad even FIFA and Switzerland punish you."

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by Derico
Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

Strange how little is being heard from the Biden administration… They've said what's needed to be said. What more are you expecting? Words don't matter, supplies do. Can you explain why America hasn't taken the simple step of banning all Russian airlines from US airspace? At the time of asking, I'v...

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by Derico
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

The conversation all these last few years was about how Russia was trying to sow division in Europe, North America, Middle East and further afield. A long-term,systematic infiltration and influencing campaign with the purported goal if increasing Russian power through the cracks of such divisions. S...

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by Derico
Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

The issue on nuclear weapon use in Ukraine is what is the "West" response to the alert and what would they do if actually used. What Putin will do is what Putin will do, can his decision be influenced... .yes... question is how. He has gone public, the "West" can do the same or ...

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by Derico
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

The issue on nuclear weapon use in Ukraine is what is the "West" response to the alert and what would they do if actually used. What Putin will do is what Putin will do, can his decision be influenced... .yes... question is how. He has gone public, the "West" can do the same or ...

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by Derico
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

https://news.sky.com/story/russia-vladimir-putin-orders-military-command-to-put-nuclear-deterrence-forces-on-high-alert-12553278 Russia: Vladimir Putin orders military command to put nuclear deterrence forces on high alert Probably scare tactics from a desperate dictator but worrying nonetheless . ...

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by Derico
Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

The Ukrainians are not making it a pleasant last couple of days for the staff at the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country with the most liberal freedom of protest rights in the world., including banging right upon the protective fence of the embassy building, and spray-painting mess...

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by Derico
Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

India has always been nonaligned, but with a slight lean towards Russia. They use to it their own best advantage. I don't know if this is the cause, but Israel has a very large group of immigrants from Russia/former USSR. I don't know if they have enough influence or even what their views are on th...

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by Derico
Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

I'm curious, Israel has not actually condemned Russia for the invasion as far as I have been researching. This is a similar position to countries like India, China, etc., who have been criticized for that stance. Why is there not more pressure on the Israeli government on this ?

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by Derico
Sat Feb 26, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How likely for Russian airspace to be closed again?
Replies: 228
Views: 46988

Re: How likely for Russian airspace to be closed again?

Sorry if this was asked before, but... Is there precedent for a scenario where a commercial aircraft defies closed air space directives and flies over a country anyway? I'm guessing that, technically, the country then has the legal cover under international law to force the airplane down, and in wor...

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by Derico
Sat Feb 26, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - News and Discussion Thread

I guess thinking very long term here, when this is all settled in the sense that Ukraine has regained its ability to conduct an independent foreign policy without outside threat, there could be some sort of mini-Marshall plan by the EU to speed up Ukraine's development, as some sort of "making ...

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by Derico
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Well, it's time for some major Brinksmanship if you ask me. I would say FInland and Sweden (and Ireland for good measure) should announce application tomorrow morning. . Ireland joining NATO would need a referendum due to the constitution but I doubt it would pass. Currently the UK offers some leve...

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by Derico
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Well, it's time for some major Brinksmanship if you ask me. I would say FInland and Sweden (and Ireland for good measure) should announce application tomorrow morning. Not only would that be a shock to Russian leadership, but it would dare Putin to respond right away. He is bogged down in Ukraine a...

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by Derico
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Well, it's time for some major Brinksmanship if you ask me. I would say FInland and Sweden (and Ireland for good measure) should announce application tomorrow morning. Not only would that be a shock to Russian leadership, but it would dare Putin to respond right away. He is bogged down in Ukraine an...

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by Derico
Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Expel Russia from FIFA
Replies: 31
Views: 3524

Re: Expel Russia from FIFA

"Expel Russians", period. Exactly. Throw every Russian team out of every international sports competition. UEFA has moved the Champions League final away from St Petersburg. Now kick all the Russian teams out of all the UEFA and FIFA tournaments. F1 on the other hand has made a less than ...

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by Derico
Thu Feb 24, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

I was watching the German ZDF evening news (which tilts a bit right-of-center in its news coverage), and they had a former German and NATO general Egon Ramms, who in responding to a question about the request for quote "help" by the Inspector of the Army to beef up the German Army, said th...

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by Derico
Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Cancellation of residence permits is not an ethnic cleansing. Hmmm, that's parsing words. If you are cancelling residence permits to ALL citizens of ONE specific nationality "just because you don't want them around anymore", it is ethnic cleansing. I guess you could argue whether ethnic a...

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by Derico
Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

The risk of Putin having filtered in spechial forces into NATO countries is too high. Russian citizens need to expelled. best regards Thomas How can you call for ethnic cleansing and then say "best regards"? Cancellation of residence permits is not an ethnic cleansing. Hmmm, that's parsin...

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by Derico
Thu Feb 24, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

There are non-military options too. US/EU can start cancelling visas for all kids of Russian elite currently enrolled in Western universities, freeze overseas assets, etc - plenty of pain points possible. Stocks in Moscow already fell 45% of total index value today. I really really hope they will d...

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by Derico
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

The West should have accepted Ukraine into NATO a long time ago, then we wouldn’t have seen these scenes now. I hope Russia will lose in the long run. You’d think they had learned from the US’ experiences in Afghanistan. And what will Putin achieve? Far more NATO military on his doorstep in the fut...

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by Derico
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

Excuse me, he is adding Ukraine back to Russia. Sorry I had to explain that for you. I thought it was pretty obvious what he gained, but you didn’t seem to know. Neither did US diplomats. I know what he intends, I question what that actually achieves for Russia and the Russians. Ukraine is poor, un...

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by Derico
Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

I wonder: Would Putin's calculations have been different throughout this period prior and up to now if Europe already had a "Pan-European" military up and running with full powers?

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by Derico
Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

First, Putin bites Biden into a meeting, and bites Europe into a summit, and within minutes moves troops into Eastern Ukraine. Now, Putin stars the war as the UN security council is imploring him not to. I think Putin has decided to show the middle finger to the entire planet. I think people are gon...

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by Derico
Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 503426

Re: Russia invasion could begin any day, US warns

The European and American media is ALMOST as biased as the Russian, or Chinese media. Sorry, but that is the truth. For the last couple of days I have been reading how this is a different conflict from recent ones. No it isn't. This is the invasion of another country in which no aggression was commi...

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by Derico
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 664
Views: 15728

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

A little bit of info on omicron developments... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/31/omicron-what-do-we-know-about-stealth-subvariant-ba2 - 98.8% of sequenced COVID-19 infections worldwide are reported to be omicron - BA.2 represents roughly 82% of cases in Denmark, 9% in the UK and 8% in ...

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by Derico
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones During Beijing Olympics
Replies: 16
Views: 2435

Re: Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones During Beijing Olympics

Isn't the NSA spying on us, wherever we are ? Only if they determine that your profile is >50% likely to be a non-American. So that only catches some US citizens (most likely of the wrong political leanings anyway) along with all the rest of the world’s citizens, so it’s all good. Nothing to see he...

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by Derico
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 72088

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Sorry if this has been asked, but how come in countries where 5G is already rolled out one hasn't heard of any issues? In fact I was in Korea last year for half the year and I don't remember hearing of such a storm around 5G and aviation.

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by Derico
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Earth's heat center shifts entirely outside tropics, Buenos Aires hits 41.5C
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: Earth's heat center shifts entirely outside tropics, Buenos Aires hits 41.5C

Are brownouts about electricity or about landscaping? I was reading recently how in the USA California has started to place severe permanent restrictions on non-native gardens and green spaces, and many of the wealthy owners are unhappy about that. Something similar has begun in Mendoza province, Ar...

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by Derico
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Earth's heat center shifts entirely outside tropics, Buenos Aires hits 41.5C
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: Earth's heat center shifts entirely outside tropics, Buenos Aires hits 41.5C

"Australia has equalled its hottest day on record after a remote coastal town reported temperatures of 50.7C (123.26F). The temperature in Onslow, Western Australia, on Thursday matched a record set in 1962 in South Australia." So many extremes around the globe in the last 12 months. The ...

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