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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 3679

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

not happening, and I personally will never get inside a driverless vehicle on the streets either. Every system can be hacked. I can sympathize with you, certainly, but then again things move on and we all might feel quite different about this technology in a few years time. I think it is inevitable...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 65
Views: 2715

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

Here are also Malaysian statements - they also are questioning Russian involvement. https://nltimes.nl/2019/05/31/malaysian-pm-doubts-russias-involvement-mh17-nl-wants-explanation And Malaysia isn’t exactly friend of Russia, and is the party just as interested in the final truth. Apparently, it is ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 3679

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

not happening, and I personally will never get inside a driverless vehicle on the streets either. Every system can be hacked. I can sympathize with you, certainly, but then again things move on and we all might feel quite different about this technology in a few years time. I think it is inevitable...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 3679

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

It doesn't seem like it's worth the risk to remove pilots from the equation. Their salary is a relatively small component of the overall cost of a flight. Let's be really generous and assume a $300k average salary for a long-haul pilot. At 1000 hours of flying per year, that's $300/hour/pilot to fl...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 263
Views: 29061

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Most surprising this LOI, I am guessing that the price was too good to pass, given it is grounded and the MAX needed some good news. They will probably leave payment of any milestones till the Max is permitted back in the air.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 3679

Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

Plenty of commercial airliners are flown on autopilot for the majority of the journey. The pilot is just kind of a failsafe. But it’s still a reassuring notion that there’s someone there in case things go wrong. And recently, Airbus’ chief salesman has said that the jets could become completely aut...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

Klaus wrote:
noviorbis77 wrote:
And like that, he’s gone.

So now it's insanity and delusional lies all the way in the Tory party.

That at least simplifies things a bit.


Indeed, the last voice of reason is gone.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 65
Views: 2715

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

Latest news from one of the suspects - Igor Strelkov - already said that he is not commenting anything and is not going to any kind of court. And one more bit here. These individuals are already under EU sanctions, and they can’t show up to the court even if they could. And even if some of them dec...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 65
Views: 2715

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

And there are orders, from the 53rd, Orders from whom? To do what? To shoot down a civil airliner? There were no mentions of such orders. And not from Russian military, as per JIT. there are photos and movies of ordinary Russians posted on social media, there are telephone calls requesting the BUK,...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 65
Views: 2715

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

And then - once the BUK is claimed to be Russian - can it even be given to someone without active involvement of Russian military? Someone has to provide a set of keys, open the hangar doors, arrange transportation maybe like 1500km - within Russian territory. And nobody has seen it there? Yes it w...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 65
Views: 2715

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

Well - aren’t these the first questions to be answered - what was the civil plane doing in the war zone in the first place? How this became possible? Russia has no shame. I always thought that the cold war was misdirected, the enemy was Russia, not communism. We're seeing proof of that now. What a ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 65
Views: 2715

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

Yeah - followed this. All of this was known “in social media” by the fall 2014. It’s not clear what was this JIT doing for 5 years. Now they want to talk to those individuals and request Russia for assistance. That as well could have been done all the way back then. And another point just as import...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 65
Views: 2715

MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

Dutch prosecutors are to identify suspects and file the first criminal charges over the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over east Ukraine which killed 298 people in the worst atrocity in five years of war between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists. The charges are likely to target members of a Russi...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

If the situation was reversed labour would do the same thing, political parties are all the same when it comes to forming government Fine, then my reaction would be the same. It is an extreme view. And you still don't recognize it. Well since you have failed to give your point of view in regards to...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

The "they need us more then we need them" crap was falsified many moons ago. So please stop making a fool of yourself. Go talk to your other 27 members and see if they want to give up trade with the UK :banghead: Apart from the fact that trade will exist between the EU and the UK, I doubt...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

This is interesting https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/majority-of-tory-members-would-give-up-northern-ireland-for-brexit-poll-shows-1.3929348?mode=amp Interesting? Tory members would give up everything including the union of Great Britain except have a labor PM to have a Brexit. It is extrem...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

A101 wrote:
Reality is they will only start then: the UK will still want a FTA with the EU


The "they need us more then we need them" crap was falsified many moons ago. So please stop making a fool of yourself.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

This is interesting https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/majority-of-tory-members-would-give-up-northern-ireland-for-brexit-poll-shows-1.3929348?mode=amp Interesting? Tory members would give up everything including the union of Great Britain except have a labor PM to have a Brexit. It is extrem...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

Indeed; Boris and others have completely unrealistic ideas about the leverage the UK might have with that. In real life we've got much, much bigger fish to fry and this won't be worth any fundamental concessions (such as throwing Ireland under the bus, which just won't happen). And this is why I ho...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 in emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: B52 in emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall

Just seen this on the BBC's website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-48675039 I love this line: People in the area said the landing "caused a big stir". Classic British understatement! "It is understood two of the aircraft's eight engines shut down." Oh no! The dre...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

Say you abolish the Fed, then what? Who fills the role they play? The market of course. The market? So banks can do whatever they like? Total free market for banks. That is a novel idea, I can't think of anything that would go wrong with that idea. :roll: But I guess you don't want to answer all th...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

5 left. Next round tomorrow 3PM.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

Fun poll today: https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/inlineimage/2019-06-17/Con%20party%20members%20Brexit%20sacrifices-01.jpg I guess scotland will be a bit surprised (not) :mrgreen: So basically no love for the country, they don't care what happens, but they absolutely hate Jerem...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: O.J. Simpson: going to "get even" via Twitter
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: O.J. Simpson: going to "get even" via Twitter

He killed two people, what does "get even" even mean in for OJ Simpson.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 57
Views: 2351

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

Except that abortion has killed far more humans than the Holocaust did. Ok, with all do respect, you are wrong and are you for real? No human ever got killed from an abortion, a fetus isn't human yet. You know you are truly lost a debate when you need to drag the Holocaust into it. Complete and utt...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 57
Views: 2351

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

Why is this an issue, with all respect, why ask companies to take sides in a social-political issue which has nothing to do with the business. There isn't something like a liberal plane ride or a conservative vacuum cleaner. No matter what side of the debate you are, it is quite strange to take this...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

I am not a Labour supporter, but since nothing was on TV last night I was trawling the channels when I stumbled across Tom Watson (Labour deputy) making a long speech that very strongly - and very convincingly - put the case of the EU being a very good thing indeed and that British values and stand...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

Really, exiting without a deal is part of the process of Article 50. You can argue to the cows come home on what Brexit meant, but you cannot argue the process of A50 and where we are is a result of that. Only inasmuch as Article 50 implies it as consequence of a total failure to come to a deal. An...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 42
Views: 6337

Re: Swiss Restart Fighter Competition

The operating cost will likely initially favor the Gripen but I also expect, like the F-16, the size of the global F-35 fleet and their ability to buy in bulk will significantly reduce long term sustainment costs. The plan is to be below 4th gen aircraft sustainment costs by 2025. Wow, I would have...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DPRK Air Force and military might
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: DPRK Air Force and military might

If you discount the most serious weapons then none. Their airforce is obsolete. Their artillery is dangerous because of the numbers and their proximity to Seoul.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

The position of no Deal exit was part of the process from the onset, it’s what they voted for.The U.K.’s position from the start should have been prepare for the worst case and hope for the best. The deal proposed by the government was a bad deal parliament refuses to ratify it so following the pro...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

The position of no Deal exit was part of the process from the onset, it’s what they voted for.The U.K.’s position from the start should have been prepare for the worst case and hope for the best. The deal proposed by the government was a bad deal parliament refuses to ratify it so following the pro...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 42
Views: 6337

Re: Swiss Restart Fighter Competition

The operating cost will likely initially favor the Gripen but I also expect, like the F-16, the size of the global F-35 fleet and their ability to buy in bulk will significantly reduce long term sustainment costs. The plan is to be below 4th gen aircraft sustainment costs by 2025. Wow, I would have...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

Hence the need not to sugar coat it from any of the candidates, they need to own up to it and tell it like it is. the EU is not going to compromise so we are leaving on October 31 end of story Sign the WA and you can in a controlled way. That will, at least, cushion your fall. Nope all it will do i...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

Boom-Bust cycles happen without central banks. They are are not created by them . Supply and Demand can create some brutal consequences without a central banks or legislation controlling the flow of money. Most financial things happen in the Netherlands first for some reason, also the boom-bust cyc...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

The EU is not going to compromise on a compromise...... Hence the need not to sugar coat it from any of the candidates, they need to own up to it and tell it like it is. the EU is not going to compromise so we are leaving on October 31 end of story Sign the WA and you can in a controlled way. That ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

1. Boom -Bust cycles are not created by central banks, they are created by supply and demand. That's not even remotely mutually exclusive and certainly doesn't refute my point. Boom-Bust cycles happen without central banks. They are are not created by them . Supply and Demand can create some brutal...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

Another round of voting tomorrow, we will see whom remains.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

Or another extension is requested by the UK and granted by the EU. All to avoid the cliff edge Brexit. Really what’s the point of another extension? If the EU is not going to compromise and the UK is not going to pass the WA then there is no point to an extension, all it’s doing is creating more un...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1278
Views: 77314

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

Fixed for you :D Boris occupies the rock bottom regarding lack of trust and lack of respect from abroad and from the European Union and its member states in particular. At least some of the others might still have a chance of getting listened to with some residual seriousness, but Boris has complet...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Educating Airliners.net

aviationaware wrote:
No, I want to go to a hard currency. The US Dollar was not backed by gold or other commodities back then. And when I say hard currency, I certainly do not mean some Bretton Woods fake backing.


Ok, what do you mean then by a hard currency? And when was this?

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

Do you believe in the perfect market theory? Anyone who doesn't is hopeless. Market laws are laws of nature. They will always prevail over state interventions and when they do, it all comes crashing down. That has been shown to be true time and time again in history. Ok, economic science isn't a ba...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

Contrast that with 1.000.000 x 200$. A good chunk of that money will likely be used to pay of debts... thus going back to the banks thus making more money available for investments. Thus still benefitting the entrepeneurs. The money not spend on paying of debts will be spend on consumer goods and l...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

If 1,000 wealthy people have an extra $100,000 a month each, they will put it in the bank driving nothing. Do you actually believe this? To put it differently, a wealthy person might buy another Porsche, or might go abroad, but will hardly buy anything domestic, let alone local. So if you let poor ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

Well, I never got a job from poor man, so somehow a rich man made money to hire me to work for him. Say’s Law is classic microeconomic theory that’s stood for 200 years. Don’t know about triple down economics, but I do know I worked to produce so I could consume; not sure how we would consume witho...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

Well, I never got a job from poor man. Say’s Law is classic microeconomic theory that’s stood for 200 years. Don’t know about triple down economics, but I do know I worked to produce so I could consume; not sure how we would consume without production, but Lefties seem to like subsidizing sloth. GF...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 217
Views: 32034

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

If he defers part of it out to beyond 2030, it might as well be a cancellation from Boeing's perspective. Especially if the model he defers is the 777-8. Wouldn't it make more sense for EK just to have the A350-1000 now that it has been upgauched? So I agree the 778 is the prime candidate to divert...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

You need an economics course. What do you think, the bank pats interest paid to those wealthy people out of thin air? No, they lend to entrepreneurs, inventors, farmers, small business who are willing to pay interest on bank-issued debt meet consumer demand. See Jean-Baptist’s Say’s Law, which grea...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

Well the difference is, what I believe is backed by facts that become rather self evident once you have a grasp of the underlying first principles behind it. So what you believe is just wrong. I'd really like to be able to make you see the light here, man. Sure, whatever man. And I would like to pu...

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