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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

It takes time to move the business. It's not like pulling a switch and everything goes smooth. This kind of transfers need time as one cannot make mistakes. Once the regulation was final, everything was set in motion, but lead times are long for migrating the volume of trades we're talking about he...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

The EU has been warning banks and investment firms for four years now. Banks etc. have been making plans. It is still legal for individuals and companies to use London. I suspect even last minute plans will allow time for those services which need to be moved to do so and give them a few more month...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

We’re reaching the point where the EU would be better off quietly securing its interests and letting the other side be the empty vessels that make the most noise. :checkmark: This is what is happening anyway, in the real world at least. Not nearly enough, though. You would think three years is plen...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A message to those who are feeling down
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: A message to those who are feeling down

Nice sentiment indeed, don't get me wrong, but a bit odd try to give life advice to adults. Anyhow, if your dream is to fly commercial airliners for Delta, good, go for it and hopefully, you will get there. That isn't a dream Covid took away, aircraft type, well that is another story. More important...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8276

Re: Emirates Orders

Gosh, it's been maybe a week since the last EK thread has been going around? Do we really need another thread where the A380 can be bashed, the 77X trashed, and EK's practices smashed. Right now EK is vigorously negotiating with both Airbus and Boeing, probably more with Airbus as the first 779 is ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8276

Re: Emirates Orders

Gosh, it's been maybe a week since the last EK thread has been going around? Do we really need another thread where the A380 can be bashed, the 77X trashed, and EK's practices smashed. Right now EK is vigorously negotiating with both Airbus and Boeing, probably more with Airbus as the first 779 is ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8276

Re: Emirates Orders

Would the 777x be in danger with Emirates? Still lot's of capacity coming in,

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8276

Re: Emirates Orders

According to news reports Emirates wants to cancel their final 5 A380s. Bit tricky negotiating that with Airbus though since those are also the final 5 A380 and remarketing them would be difficult. Have the first metal been cut already? Probably, and if so, I agree, quite impossible for Airbus to f...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ELAL temporarily ceases ops
Replies: 32
Views: 14255

Re: ELAL temporarily ceases ops

Don't know if it is considered a political post, but just wanted to ask this one. El Al is used by the military to haul a lot of vital goods from the US to Israel. Can Israel afford to lose El Al? And if not, can we expect a bailout soon, like it has happened in a number of European cases? El Al jus...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 1084

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

Those Mercedes seem to have the edge this season. That innovation with the stearingwheel and adjusting the tire / suspention settings seem to do the job well. You got to love the loopholes in the regulations.

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

The first face-to-face talks didn't open up anything. Next round is scheduled in London next week. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/02/brexit-talks-break-up-early-over-serious-disagreements-michel-barnier And nothing will come of these talks. One party wants a unicorn and the other par...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

South China Sea is a political mess. All those countries claim lots of territory claims and then there is China, now claiming over 90% of it. Perhaps this new thread from China might bring the other nations together to reach an agreement. During my student years, I developed a simulation game about ...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's back! F1 2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 1084

Re: It's back! F1 2020 Season

Well b an interesting season, indeed. Looking forward to the race.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

The ratio between the two is off in Russia, which raises questions, Occam's razor concludes that Russia is fidgeting the figures. Not really. There are a few other countries with a similar ratio. Saudi, Chile, Turkey, Singapore just to name the first I found when skimming the list. Russia was hit l...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Two questions: > how is the Russian health care system overall performance compared to the Netherlands. The number of hospital beds or nurses or doctors actually says nothing at all about their performance. So presented numbers here are misleading. > how come WTO does question the numbers and remem...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

It is a ridiculous statement. There is no causal link between accepting your sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, brother, sister as they are and birth rate, which seems to be your primary argument - which in itself is quite a scary argument. Nobody says that in Russia accepting your children for who th...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

When the whole world saw track record of Western nations in combating this COVID thing, I did have a hope that you'd keep silent about it. If you look at the same site - Russia has 8350 casualties for about 150 million, while 17.3 million Dutch had 6144. Ever wondered why 5-8 times (!) difference? ...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

The first face-to-face talks didn't open up anything. Next round is scheduled in London next week. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/02/brexit-talks-break-up-early-over-serious-disagreements-michel-barnier And nothing will come of these talks. One party wants a unicorn and the other par...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Now policy from Westminster: about 3.000.000 people are allegeable to work and life in the UK and in the end become a British citizen. Sure extraordinary circumstances, but still.

link

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

But a few things: - Seriously, what is LGBT propaganda? What is it, could you give me 5 examples? And what does it supposed to do? And who sends it? You need o understand how Russians (and most in Slavic countries for that reason) see Western liberal approach to minorities. They firmly believe that...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City

Would be cool if it would be built and good for NYC's infrastructure. What is biking infrastructure in Amsterdam like compared to New York City? Does not compare. In the 60ish the Dutch decided to build the bike infrastructure because of too many people dying in traffic. It was a conscious choice. ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City

Would be cool if it would be built and good for NYC's infrastructure.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Well congrats Putin, you can remain in power till 2036. First, he needs to decide to run first. The reason he did it is that if he doesn’t, the whole Russian elite and government will start guessing his successor. And, as he himself put it - “they need to work, not scout for the successor”. This is...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Putin declared triumphant in referendum allowing him to rule until 2036 – five hours before polls close Link Well congrats Putin, you can remain in power till 2036. And a nasty additional thing, he can't be prosecuted for his deeds after that. So he is as corrupt as he can be (up to 200bn), but he ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 224
Views: 85190

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

And it landed on its base: Eindhoven AB.

The new and the old:
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Some more pictures in the link.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID
Replies: 17
Views: 1676

Re: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID

"generating less emissions" = poluting less. I think that the CORSIA agreement doesn't move fast enough. The rest of the world has to agree to much harsher downturn in CO2 emissions, the baseline is 2005 for this and for the rest of the world (e.g. Paris agreement) 1990. So the aviation bu...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I found an interesting twitter thread that gave an interesting insight into the mind of three brexitvoters. They seem to think that the point of Brexit was to stop people going to the UK, not to stop them going to France. In short: Brits vote for Brexit. Brits find out that Brexit will affect them ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I found an interesting twitter thread that gave an interesting insight into the mind of three brexitvoters. They seem to think that the point of Brexit was to stop people going to the UK, not to stop them going to France. In short: Brits vote for Brexit. Brits find out that Brexit will affect them ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 101
Views: 4319

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

This trail is about 4 people and their role in this atrocity. Not about anything else. None of them was there to press that big red button. Let's wait and see if there will be anything beyond that. Let's see if there. is enough evidence for these. four. JIT is still investigating. That is simply no...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 101
Views: 4319

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

So you say, so you say. The JIT is actually well documented, for anyone to see. We will see if it stands for an independent court. I have said before, I will accept the outcome, you just stuff it away. Or have you changed your mind yet? For me, the success criteria of this whole thing is when we fi...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4284

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

Russian involvement in Syria had nothing to do with the (then) logistics base at Tartus. It was about a) drawing a red line and stopping western meddling in the middle east, but more importantly b) stopping the spread of ISIL as they were a direct threat to Russia through recruiting Russian citizen...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Brexit: Boris Johnson's father 'applies for French passport' .........A source close to the family told The Sunday Times that Mr Johnson Sr has applied so that his grandchildren can live and work in the EU after Brexit. Link So ironically, Boris Johnson might apply for a French passport himself if ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 101
Views: 4319

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

yup, all members of the JIT were interested in the outcome, where does the evidence lead them. Yepp - each has his own interests. Ukrainian ones - not to charge themselves. All others - to get out of this without damage to their careers. Actual truth is nowhere in the picture here. So you say, so y...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

And when organizing the parades, they certainly know what they are doing with respect to COVID. Quite a bold statement, yet again not supported by the facts. We will see what will happen. 626,779 positive cases and counting, all this according to Russian authorities. At least the number of daily ne...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 3986

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

western regimes' shortsightedness. The west doesn't have regimes, Russia has a regime. A regime is what a governmental body is called in an autocratic government style, like the one in Russia or Syria. We already went over this, but apparently it wasn't clear the last time, since you are using it a...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Brexit: Boris Johnson's father 'applies for French passport' .........A source close to the family told The Sunday Times that Mr Johnson Sr has applied so that his grandchildren can live and work in the EU after Brexit. Link So ironically, Boris Johnson might apply for a French passport himself if ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Support for Brexit is collapsing as poll finds big majority of British people want to be in the EU * A newly released survey found just 35% of British people supporting Brexit, with 57% wanting to rejoin the European Union. * The nearly 60% of people who told the European Social Survey that they wa...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 3986

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

I see these sanctions as another cheap attempt at trying to destabilise a country that is just starting to recover from a decade long civil war and once again proof of Of course, you see it like that. That is fine, you are entitled to your own opinions, just not to your own facts. western regimes' ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 3986

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

What caught my eye in this article is that the US again throws sanctions on a country recovering from a decade long civil war. Sure, that's what caught your eye.Not that the Assad regime is still in charge, not that the Assad regime reacts with violence again, not that the Assad regime contracts an...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17-trail, part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: MH17-trail, part 1

OM shows new evidence knocking down MH17 with buk missile and roller Oleg Pulatov The Public Prosecution Service (OM) presented new evidence on Friday that flight MH17 was shot down with a buk missile. It is a response from the judiciary to requests from the defense to investigate alternative scena...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2476
Views: 88402

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

On the topic of Brexit, it seems she's decided not to invest any further effort in the UK; she made clear that Britain will have to live with the consequences of its choices and simply accept weaker ties with the EU then, quashing long standing speculation in the British press that Merkel would see...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4284

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

yes read about it in the NY-times. Amazing that this is not addressed by the White House. Het has known about it for months now.

It seems to me that he is paying his debt for being elected.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave in Siberia
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Heat Wave in Siberia

Siberia is currently experiencing a record heat wave and temperatures reached 100 degrees Farenheit a few days ago in Verkhoyansk last Saturday and is unprecedented for a region north of the Arctic Circle. No, not "unprecedented". (google "Fort Yukon, 1915") And beware of genera...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

I saw the images on TV: nobody wearings mask, people almost on top of each other. Like nothing is amiss. I guess they will have an explosion of cases shortly... Yes, probably. Not necessarily - if they were given express tests. All high guests and members of their delegations are given ones. Oh sur...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave in Siberia
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Heat Wave in Siberia

More problematic, with the thawing of the permafrost, CO2 and methane are being released. This is one of the feedback loops in nature which is an acceleration of climate change.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Dieuwer wrote:
I saw the images on TV: nobody wearings mask, people almost on top of each other. Like nothing is amiss.
I guess they will have an explosion of cases shortly...


Yes, probably.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coping with Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Coping with Loss

Condolences. Always sad to lose a loved one.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 3986

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

But economic hardship and goods shortages have already begun to chafe, and public demonstrations against Mr. Assad have broken out in various cities in recent months. Link So the Assad regime might declare it is all over, but people seem to be taken back to the streets again because of economic. ha...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 80
Views: 3795

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

This would be a good time to close all the European bases that house US armed forces and bring them back to US soil. The Europeans are more than capable of defending themselves, no need for US military on European soil. true, but what has that got to do with. anything? This is a health issue, not. ...

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