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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109906

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

Even if the government gets a no confidence vote against the PM having it all settled by Exit Day is not certain. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49004486 https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9564722/nigel-farage-questions-whether-boris-johnson-has-what-it-takes-to-get-brexit-done-by-october-31-after...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109906

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

Fingers crossed for a vote of no confidence at the earliest opportunity. How far we've sunk. he has a majority which can be counted on one hand. A number of Torie, ministers resigned. Those are the ones whom fiercely resist a no-deal Brexit, they would be happy to vote against their own government ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

The drawings submitted for this scheme are simple to the point of being diagrammatic. Nevertheless, as we have returned again and again to the study of these drawings, we are convinced that they present a concept of an Opera House which is capable of becoming one of the great buildings of the world...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

The drawings submitted for this scheme are simple to the point of being diagrammatic. Nevertheless, as we have returned again and again to the study of these drawings, we are convinced that they present a concept of an Opera House which is capable of becoming one of the great buildings of the world...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

The point is - and the reason behind the protests - his close ties with the Putin regime and the intervention - read: war - of that regime. It doesn’t matter what the reasons are behind the protests - protests and protesters must not break any laws. Period. Yes, but if the unwritten law is, don't p...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Wait. Stop trying to change the subject. You stated that the coup is somehow Putin's fault. Nice try. Direct consequence, so yes, Putin's doing did this. Hey I'll homour you. You wanna talk about direct consequences, right? Well let's rewind to the part where Ukraine requested the association agree...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Pfff...he has political asylum and refugee status in Russia, just like over a million other Ukrainians. I am not saying the guy is anywhere near good or clean, for god's sake he destroyed his country through his inactions , and trying to sit on two stools at the same time, possibly for personal gai...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Oh I see, you can't have a peaceful protest than. If protesters are using violence towards a police (such as throwing stones and Molotov cocktails) - this is no longer a peaceful protest. Those things are simply violations of the law - and nothing else. And if behind these “peaceful protests” there...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

What?!? Is this a new line out of the Western propaganda scriptbook? So Russia supported the guys on the Maydan to overthrow the (Russian supported) Yanukovitch from power? Or Yanukovitch was supported by the west? In which case he was obviously the good guy to you guys? :lol: :rotfl: Sounds very t...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Sure, no problem that they invaded my native country, I completely understand, bad bad Keiv. Not too many ended up wanting to live in the country like post-Maidan Ukraine, and subsequent depopulation is yet another evidence to that. Desire of people to get out of such country, even with territories...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Why was the public protesting in the first place? Right, because of the presure of Putin's regime to not sign a cooperation agreement with the EU. Decision to sign or not to sign this agreement was within the mandate of Yanukovitch, and not the crowd on the street. Any decision regarding it is neit...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109906

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

Yes I was reading that a little while ago and had a chuckle about the irony of the situation, makes me think what are his real intentions in regards to Brexit Since Brexit is a bad idea, I understand the opposition against the concept. The 17,410,742 people who voted to leave don’t think it’s a bad...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Are the Russians trying to get shot down to create an international incident? ... Next time, just shoot it down. this is really how your brain works? looks like anybody on planet need nukes to leave same planet with you. So I guess Turkey shot have been nuked then? Turkey did actually shot down a R...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

both eastern and western countries make "navigation errors" on purpose since always. that's to test the readiness of the interceptor force. there are tons of photos of Tu-95s intercepted by ANG's Delta Darts, Eagles, Phantoms and Vipers. there are also photos of RC-135s intercepted by Su-...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 568

South Korea fires 360 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Seoul (CNN)South Korean fighter jets fired more than 300 warning shots at a Russian military aircraft Tuesday after it twice violated the country's airspace, defense officials said. In a statement, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said that a Russian A-50 command and control military aircraft tw...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109906

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

As I understand it; Iran did not break EU sanctions until Grace one was in one EU harbor. How it got there is up to discussion. UK was fooled by its best friend? Now UK asks for a EU navy to help and patrol in the gulf. So after hearing that a EU army is the worse that can happen, UKs best friend U...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

I side with Russia on this. Remember it was the US that pushed for the coup in the Ukraine. FIne, but it wasn't, it was Putin's regime. What?!? Is this a new line out of the Western propaganda scriptbook? So Russia supported the guys on the Maydan to overthrow the (Russian supported) Yanukovitch fr...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the civil NG 737 series still available for customers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Are the civil NG 737 series still available for customers?

They are still building them, don't know for how long.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

AAPilot wrote:
I side with Russia on this.
Remember it was the US that pushed for the coup in the Ukraine.


FIne, but it wasn't, it was Putin's regime.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Ok, I guess you mister Putin a lair than, he admitted on camera that the "green men" were actually regular Russian troops in Crimea. Seizing control of another country isn't considered aggression and invasion anymore. Interesting. At the time - Crimeans needed safety to hold their vote, s...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

I mentioned a bit ago here - the further you go to the West, the stronger the belief in these “aggression” and “invasion” myths. Ok, I guess you mister Putin a lair than, he admitted on camera that the "green men" were actually regular Russian troops in Crimea. Seizing control of another ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

it positions Zelenskiy as a sort of young, charismatic "anti-Putin" in the Eastern countries - a leader who can energize his people, furrow-out the lingering ingrown corruption, and offer a fresh face and fresh leadership. One more note about these elections - I could have gone to vote he...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Oooof... Not a fan of Yanukovitch, but perhaps the only positive thing he did was postponing signing the association agreement with the EU to have it studied further. Unlike how you quote it, it is not ao mutually beneficial as you make it out to be to Ukraine. It was a pretty one sided agreement t...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

anrec80 wrote:
But one thing is - superpowers don’t tend to strike deals with crooks. At most - they can use them for some of their own interests.


Correct, at least something we agree upon, we should not strike any deals with the Putin regime, we should not deal with crooks.

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109906

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

By all means if that’s how you want to see it so you don’t lose face, then i’m not going to keep banging on about nor am I here to gloat. If it does mean that a satisfactory deal can be reached by the EU/UK I’m all for it but if not least they tried untill the end, and that complies with what parli...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109906

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

BTW a deal can be struck, as it could always have been if the UK politics take into account what the EU can and cannot do. Ask for too much - cherry-picking - and the EU will say no. Remember this one: https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5a394c31160000783ecf2154.jpeg?ops=scalefit_630_noupscale

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109906

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

Oh I understand all right as I said a number of times thru the forum that they will not want to disrupt trade. Maybe you didn’t notice the reports are from various indicated EU governments and not specifically from Brussels, that’s a pretty good indication that they want to protect trade into the U...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Replies: 15
Views: 887

Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

I wish we could do something similar today because we really need to unite the world again. Yes, I wish that too, You have to understand, though, that the Apollo program was born out of competition with the Soviet Union, they let the space race with a wide margin, that prompted John F Kennedy in se...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Replies: 15
Views: 887

Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Appolo 11 marked a fundamental step in human exploration. One great achievement for the world as one. Thanks for remembering this special event.

Neil Armstrong wrote:
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109906

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

It seems the imminent arrival of BJ has spooked the horses in wanting to make a deal, how true the reports are remain to be seen. Senior Tory threatens to quit as secret Brexit negotiations begin with likely PM, Boris Johnson https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/world/europe/senior-tory-t...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109906

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

It seems the imminent arrival of BJ has spooked the horses in wanting to make a deal, how true the reports are remain to be seen. Senior Tory threatens to quit as secret Brexit negotiations begin with likely PM, Boris Johnson Reports from Britain have also indicated EU countries are secretly wooing...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Does your Putin Russia want to solve it? Or does he want to continue this, destabilized Ukraine without too much cost - although many Russians already have died in this endeavor? All it would take is Putin's decision to withdraw Russian troops and Russian support, but I think it is difficult for hi...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Of course the Russians claim that it is up to Ukraine to make all the moves - and, of course, they are lying. Then how does Ukraine want it? They totally isolated the region, do not pay people there their pensions and other monies they are entitled to, aren’t willing to engage in conversations with...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 3045

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Let them go for it...I'll get the popcorn and watch... So far their track record is perfect. Israel can do airstrikes but a long war will bankrupt them. They don't have the manpower and if they call up too many military reservists, their economy goes in the crapper. Also, if they attacked Iran, the...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Of course the Russians claim that it is up to Ukraine to make all the moves - and, of course, they are lying. Here is a more objective view: "...in addition to the many troops Russia retains on its side of the border who can deploy quickly throughout the DNR and LNR, separatist sources and Wes...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2070
Views: 109906

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

And I rather suffer during the time of no agreement with the EU then let a bad deal go thru. And our prosperity increase at the expense of the EU with other nations, I’ll just remember the bad faith bargaining that the EU tried to bully us into. Ok, you are back at arguing that Brexit will have all...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 207
Views: 13475

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

tu204 wrote:
Anyhow, back on topic.

Dutchy, you care to explain why the regime in Kiev shouldn't talk to the seperatists and how they wanna regain control over their sovereignty if they decide not to talk?


I didn't say that, now did I.

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 87
Views: 3045

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

With the latest attack on a British oil tanker by Iran, do you think that the United States, Britain, and Israel will do a joint covert invasion of Iran a similar to the US invasion of Panama to remove the drug lord Norreiga back in 1989. This is like the latest in a series of attacks on American a...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1340

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

Only one question: does it corner?

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 122380

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: 5423

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: 128
Views: 13587

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: 2070
Views: 109906

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: 93
Views: 18918

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: 1137
Views: 122380

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: 2070
Views: 109906

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: 2070
Views: 109906

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: 2070
Views: 109906

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: 2070
Views: 109906

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: 2070
Views: 109906

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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