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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1125
Views: 121571

Re: F-35 news thread

Only 37+9 = 46 F-35's for the Netherlands, we ordered 213 F-16's once 8-)

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5328

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Waterbomber2 wrote:
This is going to sound insane but I foresee that Airbus will actually launch an A380neo somewhere within the next 5 years, for deliveries within the next decade..


Wow :shock: , that is an optimistic view. I hope so, but I would not even bet a bottle of whiskey over it.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 99
Views: 8626

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/business/boeing-737-charge.html Boeing said on Thursday that it would take a $5.6 billion charge in the quarter as it reels from the prolonged grounding of its 737 Max. That figure represents Boeing’s current estimate of how much it will have to pay airlines that ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

it seems like BoJo just got a pre-emptive headcount of his 'majority' in case he wants to persue a no deal brexit: MPs just passed an amendment which seeks to block any attempt by a future government to prorogue parliament to ensure a no-deal, with a majority of 41(!). The vote also saw no less tha...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 37
Views: 7494

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

LN 7542 (1) fuselage has an issue which does not meet Boeing spec and won't be built. A replacement fuselage is on order from Spirit and will become LN 7542 (2) with the original msn 63624 but new tab/block ID YV676. LN 7642 (1) is now msn 98801 and no longer has any customer or registration assign...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1125
Views: 121571

Re: F-35 news thread

The Dutch Air Force will get an extra 8 or 9 F-35's. Money has been made available. This is part of the ongoing effort to get the Military up to strength again. Probably an extra 6 will be ordered in due time to get an extra sq of 15 operational.

Interview with the minister in Dutch

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Sabenapilot, that is exactly what should have happened. If the politicians had just been honest in the first place, that brexit is a difficult process that can’t be solved in 2 years, then the UK could have given itself time to formulate plans, put in place the required infrastructure and give itse...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

It’s interesting that line is the only one you want to comment on, but by all means play the well worn record again. But a might be time to replace the stylus sounding pretty worn It's interesting that you will not comment on it, and attacking the presentation instead. The record is well worn, beca...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I will try and watch Panorama later if I'm back home in time. Going by the initial quotes, it's confirming my suspicions all along that we have wasted a lot of time by not having a plan and, if you read between the lines, the credibility of the negotiating team on the UK side is non-existent. Selma...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

It’s interesting that line is the only one you want to comment on, but by all means play the well worn record again. But a might be time to replace the stylus sounding pretty worn It's interesting that you will not comment on it, and attacking the presentation instead. The record is well worn, beca...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

So when are you going to sanction the ROI? Liike I said, you are exporting your Brexit problems to the EU and ROI. Seems like you do not care about the Good Friday Agreement, you do acknowledge that leaving by the 31st of October, your expressed wish, there can't be any agreement which results in a...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

As one of the EU’s own institutions, the ECJ would struggle to be neutral in the dispute between the UK/ EU, as the WA stipulates that the UK will still be under EU laws and would still hold supremacy over the UK, the ECJ is all about legal autonomy not political objectives. It would make its judge...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Interesting, so you say it were regular Russian soldiers that shot down the MH17. It has been confirmed the BUK was from the 53rd brigade of the Russian military, what is not known whom actually manned it, but you say it were the Russians itself. Ok, very possible, but I wouldn't go so far, since t...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

I call upon your Putin regime to stop supporting them in order to have talks between the government and these citizens and normalize the situation instead of defacto Russian territory. There are politicians in Ukraine that are in contact with their leadership. And Kiev regime should establish this ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

BUKs - they never had any Interesting, so you say it were regular Russian soldiers that shot down the MH17. It has been confirmed the BUK was from the 53rd brigade of the Russian military, what is not known whom actually manned it, but you say it were the Russians itself. Ok, very possible, but I w...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Wow, isn't your head done spinning, 180degrees of the truth, black is white, white is black? How about Russia stop giving them aid and support, it is not from anywhere, it is from Russia. But at least you agree to the fact that they are getting aid and support from Russia, just like the OSCE alread...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Truth is that Putin will not want to let go and he is on record claiming Ukraine should be part of Russia. And Russia is occupying a piece of Ukraine, so how can you claim that the key is in Kyiv is beyond me. It’s not that hard really - Kiev needs to enter talks with those people and their leaders...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2331

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

I have always wondered if the grey underbody of the then-current MH livery was a factor in this tragedy. Did the perpetrators mistake it for a military aircraft? Without wishing to be morbid, I also can't help wonder what it would have been like onboard. Quick, I should imagine. I don't know if tha...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

If the trade border is the Irish Sea the negotiated WA can be expedited as the basis for the ultimate trade agreement. Suddenly all the drama disappears. I still think it stupid to withdraw from the EU, but it need not create enemy lists and crises. I could see Scotland aligning with Ireland and ou...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

> The Putin regimen should stop supporting the separatist, that is key to solve it. Sate aggression should never be awarded. I see you put the blame 100% outside of the Putin regime. No surprise there. There are two keys to resolving the problem. One is Russia forces the seperatists to sit down wit...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 165
Views: 37526

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Air France has 51 A318s, A319. These don't use AKH's. A220-300's seem an efficient shoe in.. https://aeronauticsonline.com/air-france-plans-fleet-replacement/ Interesting quote from your linked article, Kees, similar to Transavia Netherlands, which has already ordered the MAX and will take delivery...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders
Replies: 165
Views: 37526

Re: Air France - KLM no 737 MAX / A320 NEO orders

Hopefully not. It is time for KLM to enter the future and get something more modern than the 737. KLM has a strong Boeing/GE/CFM preference. Dumping the proposed A359 subfleet in favour of the B78X and the small remaining subfleet of A332/-3 doesn’t look bright for an Airbus NB fleet Well luckily, ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Apparently You Need Trade Negotiators to Negotiate Brexit Deals For three years, we've been aware that we're going to have to carry out Brexit trade negotiations as the UK as opposed to part of the EU. It should have been obvious that that would mean needing to increase our trade negotiation teams....

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2331

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

Some lessons have been learned, airlines seem to be a bit more careful and are avoiding more areas of intense fighting. Perhaps someone in the know could elaborate a bit more? it seems to be more coordinated, but that could be a false assumption.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2331

MH17 - 5 years ago

MH17 was shot down by a Russian military BUK Missle, five years ago today. It was a black day for the Netherlands, Malasia, Australia, https://images.unian.net/photos/2014_11/1416811272-2946.jpeg Just take a moment to remember this heinous deed. 27 Australians, 4 Belgium, 1 Canadian, 4 Germans, 12 I...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

All this time you're talking about the UK taking back its word given on an internationally ratified peace treaty. And the disturbing thing is that this doesn't even register with you as something that might be problematic in any way, especially in light of an isolated post-Brexit UK desperately nee...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Crimea doesn't qualify as a "Frozen Conflict", it's a done deal. Eastern Ukraine on the other hand...well, from what I see now the new president is not changing much for the time being. He hasn't even changed mowt of the guys at the helm, hopefully for the time being untill after the parl...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Democracy well in place in the EU today. A new EU commissioner that the public have no say in, is elected as the only name on the ballot box that MEPs get to vote on. Democracy in action. 107 days to go. Better than 0,5% of the people voting for the next PM. Or blocking Parliament form doing their ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2019/07/16/the-trade-remedy-problem-brexit-no-deal-plan-in-disarray A positive side effect of the whole brexit thing is that you learn about problems that you really haven't thought much about before. Yes, a hard Brexit is a world of hurt. Anybody wanting out by the...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Democracy well in place in the EU today. A new EU commissioner that the public have no say in, is elected as the only name on the ballot box that MEPs get to vote on. Democracy in action. 107 days to go. Better than 0,5% of the people voting for the next PM. Or blocking Parliament form doing their ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Crimea doesn't qualify as a "Frozen Conflict", it's a done deal. Eastern Ukraine on the other hand...well, from what I see now the new president is not changing much for the time being. He hasn't even changed mowt of the guys at the helm, hopefully for the time being untill after the parl...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Yeah that's not happening. In particular because due to the rampant nationalists running around in Ukraine things in Crimea would get ugly for the locals. Just look at the mess they are creating in their back yard. Take a look at how they are attacking supporters of Anatoliy Sharij, who's party is ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: 2019 Tour de France

The Tour has been good for the Netherlands, the first Dutchman in the Yellow Jersey in 30odd years. Too bad two front runners couldn't be in this edition. It makes for a more open edition, I guess, should be more interesting though. One started in Utrecht! that was the best one, saw them 3 times pa...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

What exactly will it take to resolve the situation with Crimea belonging to Russia or Ukraine. Everybody is free to go back to Crimea, Crimea control handed back to Ukraine and after a few years of stabilization and after that a free and open referendum, without meddling from the Putin's regime. Th...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 144
Views: 11267

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

That is the Russian line; the civilized world thinks otherwise. The "civilized world" can think anything it wants - it doesn't matter. What matters is the opinion of Crimean residents. And they've made their choice clearly. spreading falsehoods again I see. Don't side a gunpoint referendu...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Ok, now you want the EU to grand the UK the most favoured nation status? :lol: Why would the EU do this? Has the UK earned it somehow? Ireland can't do this on their own for the entire EU. And that doesn't solve anything, the EU will not allow a back door between the EU and a 3rd country. In that p...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

- a hard border without visual aids between Ireland and Northern Ireland is something which can be done now, 31st of October, even though it hasn't been shown to, but you want to believe 1 expert which says so. Easy on the embellishments please.........can you show me were is said that You are sure...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 78
Views: 4460

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

TSS wrote:
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Creapy..........

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

WTO is trade based we are dealing with trade that will be between two sovereign nations. In this case there are unique circumstance in dealing with the GFA whilst not a trade agreement there are fundamentally conditions that both sides of the border would like to retain. As there are actually no se...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The fact that there's just too much animosity over and malevolence towards the EU which first needs to be vented from the UK. I think there is too much heat in the debate which translates into frustration on both sides of the negotiations parties. Overall I don’t have much faith in the 2 contenders...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

No WTO rules for making exceptions on different borders because of unique circumstances the Irish border my beliefs still stand In your belief indeed. As I've said, it is the integrity of the EU common market which needs to be protected, so what has got the WTO got to do with that. Or are you a bel...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Since you looked back into past threads on the subject and found that, you would have also noticed remain camp stance of supposedly using fact to debunk the “Brexit Myths” now you attempt to chide me for actually doing that, and looking at the facts on WTO rules :rotfl: WTO rules? Maximum tariffs y...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Research into what actually can be done. Wow, that's some kind of deflection! :lol: Since you looked back into past threads on the subject and found that, you would have also noticed remain camp stance of supposedly using fact to debunk the “Brexit Myths” now you attempt to chide me for actually do...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 78
Views: 4460

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Again, organized invasion of US military base = Act of war, not the time to hesitate to nullify the threat with extreme prejudice. Don't be so melodramatic, "act of war", com'on. these are civilians with a curious mind. That is the attitude that concerns me most: "Aw, it's not a real...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

PARLIAMENT is divided, so is the general population, so pushing for one outcome clearly without the backing of the majority of Parliament of the population is undemocratic. It doesn't matter what kind of legislation you pull out of your had, it remains undemocratic and you answered the question if ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 78
Views: 4460

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Again, organized invasion of US military base = Act of war, not the time to hesitate to nullify the threat with extreme prejudice. Don't be so melodramatic, "act of war", com'on. these are civilians with a curious mind. "curious mind", LOL. I'm curious about Kelley Ripa naked bu...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1988
Views: 106227

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Parliament has had numerous voting opportunities to gain momentum for a outcome but has yet failed to do so, opposition parties have indicated they intend to produce more of the same, the new PM deserves clear fresh air to either renegotiate with the EU or leave as per European Union (Notification ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat
Replies: 15
Views: 1067

Re: Debt ceiling: lather, rinse, repeat

So are we going to see Trump demanding for something unrelated here?

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 78
Views: 4460

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

blueflyer wrote:
It has been done before. A few years back, a BBC crew did cross the gate and they were basically left alone for 30 minutes until they forced the security guards to acknowledge their presence.


Really? Didn't hear of this incident before, is there any footage from?

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 78
Views: 4460

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Again, organized invasion of US military base = Act of war, not the time to hesitate to nullify the threat with extreme prejudice. Don't be so melodramatic, "act of war", com'on. these are civilians with a curious mind. Well it's up to 700k saying they will go and 600k saying they may go,...

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