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by Jalap
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonovs into MST & HHN
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

Re: Antonovs into MST & HHN

Does anyone remember a rather big influx of Antonovs (both 12's and 26's) into MST and HHN a few years ago? There were like 4-6 daily flights for a span of a few months. Were they charter-related? Sounds a bit silly, but I sure miss the sound of them overflying my town at 20.000ft. One of the few t...

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by Jalap
Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

Sorry to say...or as a German, I will not any more say sorry as it is not acceptable any more. Do we see here the 100% pure NAZIsm? This is already far beyond of what is "conservative". No, the nazi's had worker protection, social security, free eductation (for those with the "correc...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 72
Views: 2845

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

And gun control couldnt avoid the tragedy of the mass shooting in Norway. So clearly, even with gun control and. Norway sits on the extreme, they couldnt stop the tragedy, dozens of people shot. This is such tiresome argumentation. Is there anybody who ever claimed gun control results in immunity? ...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42081

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I know there are paternity tests, but I don't know how that is all handled. I'm sure it varies from state to state. But surely, considering your opinions on abortion, you must be informed (or at least be concerned) about the end to end process, from conception to the point the human is an adult? An...

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by Jalap
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42081

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Correct, if the father leaves the mother, they are responsible for child support. Are women allowed to demand paternity tests (free of charge)? What if the father cannot be found? State pays half? I know there are paternity tests, but I don't know how that is all handled. I'm sure it varies from st...

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by Jalap
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42081

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I know what the definition of parasite is. However, rape and incest aside, the women had a part in the actions that made the fetus. Plus, the use of the term parasite is just to dehumanize the fetus and is being used inflammatory. Somebody else had a part as well. What are regulations for the fathe...

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by Jalap
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42081

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

And there will still be plenty of states that have, minus the free part. I personally think the heartbeat is a good compromise since I am really not convinced one way or another when life begins. However, the minute you call a fetus a parasite, I'm done. Parasite: A parasite is an organism that liv...

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by Jalap
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 71
Views: 12671

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

I'd start exploring Eindhoven or Rotterdam if I was a non-DL US airline. Maybe even a 757 to LUX or a return to HAM/DUS/CGN/CPH to compensate. Hell, maybe even a BRU upgauge for good measure. I'm no insider but reading the news, BRU also is very short staffed. The airport isn't limiting flights (as...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"
Replies: 31
Views: 3036

Re: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"

My embassy driver would bike an hour in the snow to get to work. He has little reason to complain, look at these Polish middle class commuters: https://r.testifier.nl/Acbs8526SDKI/resizing_type:fill/watermark:Screenshot/width:1200/height:800/plain/https://s3-newsifier.ams3.digitaloceanspaces.com/ww...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"
Replies: 31
Views: 3036

Re: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"

It is well known Belgians can't afford to have a decent fast food meal, often having nothing more than fries with some salt and mayonnaise. Hamburgers, that we cannot afford. This extends to the royal family, they pretend to be happy with nothing but fries, even on our national holiday... https://im...

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by Jalap
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Artificial Intelligence LaMDA is sentient" - Google Engineer
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: "Artificial Intelligence LaMDA is sentient" - Google Engineer

It is however a very good conversation to have and much more needed now - BEFORE a self aware AI is created - so we have ideas on what the options are. If that is even possible. Any AI only does what it has learned. If you learn an AI to be self aware, then it'll be self aware. But it'll still be f...

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by Jalap
Sun Jun 05, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes
Replies: 51
Views: 3347

Re: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes

I even doubt this story is true, because no half sensible civilised person can possibly think this is the right thing to do. Here's a source that does work. It's even from Fox so noone can claim the source has a liberial bias: https://www.fox19.com/2022/06/02/ohio-house-passes-bill-banning-transgen...

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by Jalap
Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes
Replies: 51
Views: 3347

Re: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes

GOP passes bill aiming to root out ‘suspected’ transgender female athletes with genital inspection https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2022/06/03/gop-passes-bill-aiming-to-root-out-suspected-transgender-female-athletes-with-genital-inspection/ "This site not available in your country" Lol, gue...

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by Jalap
Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 282
Views: 119233

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

I had to look it up. NW was the first A320 operator in North America. The first A320 was delivered on June 8th. 1989. The first flight was on July 1st 1989 from MSP-SAN. N301US also was the only one to wear ther '80's NW colour scheme, seen here on delivery flight in 1989: 1240767 But that's a bit ...

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by Jalap
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Water Salute ~17:25z @BRU today
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Re: Water Salute ~17:25z @BRU today

https://www.aviation24.be/forums/viewfo ... 938ff36ac2
Perhaps somebody there has a pic...
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Hello, a bit late for the response but you could try post the question on the Aviation24 Brussels forum: https://www.aviation24.be/forums/viewfo ... 938ff36ac2
Perhaps somebody there has a pic...

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by Jalap
Sat May 28, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 used for a dance music event at National Air & Space Museum of France
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: Airbus A380 used for a dance music event at National Air & Space Museum of France

There was a fair amount of duct tape on it when I saw F-WWDD in 2019....

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by Jalap
Thu May 26, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 15773

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

That is why I said in 10, 20, 30 years. If inaction leads to more shootings in schools, and you have entire generations traumatized by regular school shootings, it may start to move the pendulum. Heck, it could be 40 years. My point was, never say never. I would expect the opposite. With every shoo...

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by Jalap
Tue May 17, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6483
Views: 438784

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Which oligarchs and generals are going to take the fall for what all of them have been doing? Which politician or General took the fall for the Vietnam blunder? none Which politician or General took the fall for the Iraq blunder? none It does indeed seem that failed military aggression has any nota...

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by Jalap
Sat May 07, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1956

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

Was a silly movie and it's exactly that, a movie. Except movies often reflect truth and many are important windows through time and barometers of the general social climate. That silly movie certainly got a lot of people talking. Lots of movies get people talking, and they forget about it before th...

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by Jalap
Fri May 06, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42081

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Huh, do we live in the same country/reality? No need to play coy - we all know those EU/Japan/Australia-style systems are not present here. Lack of "universal" care doesn't not equal no care. Any women in the US who wants pre and post natal care can get it. Even the poor can get it via Me...

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by Jalap
Thu May 05, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1956

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

Happened for real in the UK a couple of weeks ago, whatever your view on the activist and her point it was bad interviewing and journalism, from a man who noted he's been a journalist for 50 years. Indeed but not in a positive sense. He is often compared usually for his faux pas to the comic creati...

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by Jalap
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do Russians think of Putin now?
Replies: 18
Views: 2525

Re: What do Russians think of Putin now?

It probably is hard to underestimate the power of a narrative of nationalistic greatness and the "us against them" mindset. It's very comfortable to go along with this and not question anything, almost in a religious way. And even those who don't agree with Putin's poliltics will likely be...

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by Jalap
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution
Replies: 41
Views: 2544

Re: South Carolina planning a firing squad execution

We should absolutely bring back public executions in the US. In my opinion, this is the only way we will stop violent crimes from occurring. The sheer humiliation of the experience for the perpetrator should provide adequate deterrence and it also has a way of bringing communities together in solid...

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by Jalap
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 48
Views: 2180

Re: Favorite Quotes

"it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it." - Douglas Adams

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by Jalap
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 7293

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

It is remarkable that an open admiration for Putin doesn't seem to affect electoral success.
It's like this all over Europe :(

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by Jalap
Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 234
Views: 58037

Re: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery

DY789 wrote:
nordikcam wrote:
DY789 wrote:
Anyone know when their A330's will start to get the repaint?


OO-SFX got the new colors and is flying !


Oh really?! I must've missed that, thanks

There's 1 shot in the database:

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by Jalap
Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33767

Re: Condor launch new livery

Brilliant scheme!
It screams "Holiday!"
Great out of the box thinking.

And who even needs titles and a tail logo if this is your colour scheme.

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by Jalap
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5848

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Results are in: https://www.fifa.com/tournaments/mens/worldcup/qatar2022/media-releases/paths-laid-out-for-the-biggest-prize-in-world-football The Netherlands probably can't complain, although there still is a fair chance they'll find a way to not make it through their group. My country, Belgium, d...

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by Jalap
Wed Mar 30, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 866
Views: 289846

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

https://jalopnik.com/russia-may-commit-largest-theft-of-aircraft-in-history-1848712419 Things are going to get interesting. 400 A/C with a $10B valuation may be in limbo. Excerpt: "“I’m afraid that we are going to witness the largest sort of theft of aircraft in the history of commercial civil...

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by Jalap
Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13077

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Had it been a non celebrity, he'd of been arrested on assault. Only if that non celebrity had slapped a celebrity. 2 celebrities slapping each other, 2 non celebrities slapping each other, you won't find many getting arrested. People slap and get slapped all the time. I have been slapped once, unfa...

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by Jalap
Mon Mar 28, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13077

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Maybe if we had more slaps dished out when people were out of line, we would have better behaved citizens in general. Nothing wrong with the 5 point attitude correction plan Well, I kind of agree here. A slap isn't really an assault, is it. It doesn't inflict any damage and basically only hurts the...

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by Jalap
Wed Mar 23, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7308

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Seb, how about we stop talking about 'male' and 'female' sports and use chromosome qualification instead? If you have XX chromosomes you compete in the XX category and if you have XY chromosomes you compete in the XY category. Would that make you happy? My youngest daughter is not a full XX, it's c...

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by Jalap
Wed Mar 23, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7308

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Ifs/ands/buts are well beyond the basic biological reality. And nobody was talking about cancers that affect both sexes, that's completely immaterial to the discussion. As you may remember, the discussion is about differences in cardiovascular capacity and therefore athletic ability for swimmers. T...

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by Jalap
Sun Mar 20, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Happiest Place on Earth
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: The Happiest Place on Earth

This kind of survey really grinds my gears as they interpret those questions without a cross-sectional cultural lens. Middle class Japanese and Koreans may not like how many hours they work, but in my experience are certainly happier about retirement prospects and health security than Americans. Th...

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by Jalap
Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Happiest Place on Earth
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: The Happiest Place on Earth

This kind of survey really grinds my gears as they interpret those questions without a cross-sectional cultural lens. Middle class Japanese and Koreans may not like how many hours they work, but in my experience are certainly happier about retirement prospects and health security than Americans. Th...

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by Jalap
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6483
Views: 438784

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia would never allow entry into NATO or the E.U. That is the red line that triggered this whole damn mess. Giving up Crimea as well as the disputed eastern territories and promising to remain neutral like Finland is the only thing Putin would accept. That to me is the only way out of this. But ...

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by Jalap
Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?
Replies: 84
Views: 5647

Re: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?

Any team that has Memphis Depay.

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by Jalap
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6483
Views: 438784

Re: Updated: Russia invasion Ukraine begun

Putin moves is brilliant while being completely immoral at the same time. I fail to see anything brilliant there. He's more then even a posterboy for NATO. So clearly illustrating what can happen if you're near Russia and aren't a member. Does he want a pro-russian government in Ukraine? Good luck ...

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by Jalap
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.
Replies: 63
Views: 9995

Re: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.

Ironically, Air Inter must be one of very few major airlines where the A330 wasn't a success. 5 ordered, only 4 delivered and all gone by 1997. Still a good looker though! 6077191 Air Inter was gone by April 1st, 1997; only one IT A330 (MSN 59) was gone by then, all left after IT disappeared. Well,...

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by Jalap
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.
Replies: 63
Views: 9995

Re: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.

Ironically, Air Inter must be one of very few major airlines where the A330 wasn't a success.
5 ordered, only 4 delivered and all gone by 1997.
Still a good looker though!

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by Jalap
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 4590

Re: 20 years of the Euro

Unlike Sweden, both are nowhere near ready to adopt the currency; Sweden is, except for ERM2 membership, but that's voluntary so no EU institution can force Sweden to enter (and technically, that also extends to all members without an opt-out). Don't think anybody wants Sweden in Euro's, their beer...

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by Jalap
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elfstedentocht
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Elfstedentocht

You have to be a Dutchman to really understand mass hysteria: Elfstedentocht . 200km skating on natural ice: which is held both as a speed skating competition (with 300 contestants) and a leisure tour (with 16,000 skaters). The last one was 25 years ago today. Watch it 'live', from 05.07am till 5.3...

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by Jalap
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 52
Views: 5848

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Always fun to see what "exotic" nations are going to qualify. For Mali, it would be their first WC, but I doubt they'll survive the last round of qualifying. I hope Canada will make it as well, for their 2nd world cup ever. I'm a bit of a Jonathan David fan. It looks like there'll be very ...

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by Jalap
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?
Replies: 6
Views: 3191

Re: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?

Google removes airplanes from google maps Not just airplanes. They remove all moving objects. This by comparing 2 photos shot at a different time. Objects that don't appear on both are filtered out. So you'll see planes in long term storage, but not active ones. Not all over the world, they do this...

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by Jalap
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silly daft jokes.
Replies: 71
Views: 4318

Re: Silly daft jokes.

What does a snail say when it's on top of a turtle?


YYYIIIIIHHAAAAAAAAA!

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by Jalap
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2957

Re: The appeal of raising children

I've always hated kids. Then I got 2 of my own. The moment I started thinking that maybe it was time, we got pregnant. Back in 2008. It freaked me out. Today, I say I hate most kids. And I tell eveybody it's well worth to have them ;) I love and adore mine and (most of) their friends. But I still se...

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by Jalap
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 69
Views: 4851

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

The irony of a Republican Country being closer to Iran and Saudi Arabia in terms of freedom than those countries of the west is so priceless I would love to see it! This clip pretty much encapsulates the truth that when these bitter enemies get to know each other they realise they have far more in ...

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by Jalap
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe

The village of Jalhay in the Ardennes got 271mm of rain over 48 hours. That's the highest ever measured in Belgium. 100 is the normal average for the month of July. In Spa it was 217mm. Spa is well known for it's source of mineral water and of course the Formula 1 racetrack of Francourchamps (which ...

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by Jalap
Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe

And while I was typing my previous reply, the autorities managed to repaid the dyke. see the message of 16:10 on this newspaper's timeline https://www.bd.nl/dossier-watersnood/live-gat-in-dijk-julianakanaal-bij-bunde-gedicht-evacuatie-ziekenhuis-venlo-versneld~a01fd4dc/ Good! All in all, the qualit...

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by Jalap
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: Deadly storms, rain with flooding in Europe

2 months worth of rainfall in 24 hours is extreme! The terrain in the Ardennes and the affected part of the Eiffel is a plateau with fairly deep cut and narrow valleys. The rivers in those valleys usually are small and rather fast flowing. The villages along those rivers are the ones that got hit ha...

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