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by Dutchy
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Other" Neutral Country in Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: The "Other" Neutral Country in Europe

Most people are well aware that Switzerland has been officially neutral for centuries. Many are also aware that Sweden and Finland are neutral but have applied for NATO membership. Other countries have been wanting them to join for years. Yet, no one talks about Austria also being neutral since WW2...

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by Dutchy
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda
Replies: 34
Views: 1752

Re: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda

Either way it’s not my problem, I’ll leave that up to the experts. As a member of a targeted group, I am an expert. As a member of that group I'm sure you don't travel to countries who have an issue with your orientation, and if you do you're not running around with rainbow flags inviting people to...

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by Dutchy
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda
Replies: 34
Views: 1752

Re: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda

I was wondering when someone would trot out that old trope. Luckly for me I am none of the above and never lived in 1930's Germany. Hopefully, you do understand the meaning of this poem and its underlining message. That is as relevant today, as it was all those years ago. One cannot look away when ...

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by Dutchy
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda
Replies: 34
Views: 1752

Re: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda

Gay people have more rights in one country than the other. Not full equality, but which do you think is better for us? The country cancelling us or the country tolerating us and giving us the bare minimum? Either way it’s not my problem, I’ll leave that up to the experts. Experts? What is that supp...

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 5649

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

So the conclusion has to be that Japan is the clear favorite, given their win on Germany and Spain :lol:

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

So I’ll take that as zero tree saplings plant It is irrelevant. Is it? It would help to reduce carbon you are so worried about as trees are the lungs of the earth You are the one comparing carbon footprint correct? So now you do want to compare? You first said you didn't. If you want to, sure, then...

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

So I’ll take that as zero tree saplings plant You are the one comparing carbon footprint correct? Being in a tiny home does not mean it has a high rating of energy efficiency in consumption or heating and cooling. There are large homes the have higher ratings than tiny homes but that comes down to ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

How many tree saplings have you planted on your own property in the last year You have no idea of the spirit and why of the people living in tiny houses. Comparing oneself to them with your lifestyle is just comical. Given your unwillingness to absorb new concepts and to learn, seeing your earlier ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda
Replies: 34
Views: 1752

Re: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda

I have been genuinely curious about something and I will try to be as delicate as possible, given the subject: There have been many, many "adult" videos from Russia of adult Russian men having relations with each other. How does the Russian government justify that under strict, and now st...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

I think I fall into that categor :lol: that made me laugh, you really have no idea, really none if you think you are at par with those people. The Tiny House concept is a dead giveaway. How many tree saplings have you planted on your own property in the last year You have no idea of the spirit and ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

A101 wrote:
I think I fall into that categor


:lol: that made me laugh, you really have no idea, really none if you think you are at par with those people. The Tiny House concept is a dead giveaway.

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

With all the 'arguments' given, we at least hit the core argument: Each to their own and what makes them happy. But I live very comfortably and don’t give a damn if you approve or not. Go give a hug to Greta she must be more sympathetic and more to your liking Don't change, regardless of what is hap...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda
Replies: 34
Views: 1752

Re: Russia Expands Law Prohibiting LGBT Propaganda

I have been genuinely curious about something and I will try to be as delicate as possible, given the subject: There have been many, many "adult" videos from Russia of adult Russian men having relations with each other. How does the Russian government justify that under strict, and now st...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Formally Introduces First Airbus A321neo
Replies: 8
Views: 2447

Re: Korean Air Formally Introduces First Airbus A321neo

Which routes will they be serving on? Given their layout with fully lie-flat business class seats, I guess they will be employed on the 4 to 5-hour routes?

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Oh boy, a lot to cover here. man, still on the per-country apreach I see, and not per capita. Why, may I ask, you have been explained a number of times that is very convenient for citizens of smaller countries like Australia or the UK, or the Netherlands for that matter but is hardly a defendable po...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

I know we shouldn't go personal, but given that A101 just opened the flood doors himself, I think this should be allowed, or his statement about himself isn't allowed either, given it leads up to a false conclusion. But that's up to our moderators to decide. I know I have 4 houses 6 cars (2 in resto...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Nobody is going to accept the “do as I say, not as I do/did approach” Agree with that, Just have to look at the largest emitter (China)to see that and are saying they are not going to contribute to it Oh man, still on the per-country apreach I see, and not per capita. Why, may I ask, you have been ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Not a very good analogy as you physically caused the damage. Climate reparations are not car insurance claims A better analogy would be if your great grandfather killed a neighbors horse by accident and did not compensate him but the now 2 generations later next of kin is asking you to pay for the ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

No, it’s a compensation scheme to encourage the developing world to stop doing things that will inevitably send even more people across the channel in boats. As money grabbing schemes go, it pales in comparison to colonialism. We can call it an apology for colonial atrocities scheme if that makes y...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

but with climate reparations you are taking from the poor to give it to a nation Again, that is not necessarily true, that is up to individual nations to decide how they are going to raise it and who will be taxed and why. for something that isn’t the problem of other nations as”climate change” is ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Anyhow, it has nothing to do with this thread anyway, Then why bring it up if you agree it has nothing to do with the other? Has something to do with the credibility of the person making the argument. One cannot argue in one thread something that is very bad for the lower income groups and in anoth...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

One has nothing to do with the other thread, But it’s a fact of life that you are expecting nations to pay into a fund then to pay into either one of two things happen taxes go up to pay for it which increases the burden on the lowest soci-economic group or you or reduce expenditures in government ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Yes, think this is the best way to go about it. even if you believe in the effects all nations have in their own way have got something out of the industrial revolution. reparations were never the answer in moving forward nor is a climate tax Except that is not what it’s actually about. The “repara...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

I'm directly challenging the idea that "Did it result in a worse economic situation for the places involved that if there was no colonization, I don't know, I don't see how anyone can know.". Because we DO know. Whether this knowledge would lead to reparations -- is another question entir...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai
Replies: 21
Views: 1474

Re: Sneaky plane spotting in Dubai

don't know about the official rules in Dubai, but I would be careful with messing with the law overthere.

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Per Capita is a flawed matrix to use It's less flawed than blithely comparing two countries with populations of 1.4 billion and 25 million. That's just ludicrous. Also to add the context about the post https://www.npr.org/2019/11/23/775986892/some-pacific-island-nations-are-turning-to-china-climate...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 166
Views: 9716

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

The verdict is guilty for 3 of the four and not guilty for the fourth. They have been sentenced to life in prison. Link Here is an english version. https://www.rferl.org/a/dutch-court-confirms-russian-missile-used-mh17/32135230.html Basically Russia still ignores the meaning of the verdict. I find ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 166
Views: 9716

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

The verdict is guilty for 3 of the four and not guilty for the fourth. They have been sentenced to life in prison.

Link

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Flying hours per Aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 2001

Re: Flying hours per Aircraft

I've never seen that data. If there are more A-10 pilots per plane than AV8s, that would be interesting. I don't know where to find such data. I don't know either, but it seems far more logical conclusion based on that data then yours, that the individual pilots actually flew more. Correct me if I ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Flying hours per Aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 2001

Re: Flying hours per Aircraft

Questions: What is it about the B-2 that requires so much more training hours than the B-1 or B-52? F-15E/Fs fly more than any other fighter. Can their training requirements really be so high? Shouldn't their mission require about the same training hours as an A-10? What are they doing that A-10 ai...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Flying hours per Aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 2001

Re: Flying hours per Aircraft

Questions: What is it about the B-2 that requires so much more training hours than the B-1 or B-52? F-15E/Fs fly more than any other fighter. Can their training requirements really be so high? Shouldn't their mission require about the same training hours as an A-10? What are they doing that A-10 ai...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Population reaches 8 Billion Today
Replies: 35
Views: 1382

Re: World Population reaches 8 Billion Today

Is 8 Billion sustainable? Is it possible that we finally outlast the earth's resources? Well, this year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on July 28 , so the way we currently, collectively, do the things we do is not sustainable at all. If you asked me if the earth could sustain 8bn of us, sure way not, we...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Carbon trading schemes are just another ponzi scheme dreamed up to increase taxes on the ordinary people No, it's not, it is using an economic principle to change the behavior of ordinary people. As you said yourself in the title, Climate change is serious, so we need to act accordingly, wouldn't y...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Yes, I know that, my views on reparation I have already stated, it is directly linked to where we are now, as I said, if we cannot even agree on this urgent action now and the forces that have led us here, you can whistle for reparations. My understanding is that, in year 2022, there are now a grou...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 241
Views: 7426

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme No, it is not, it is just paying for damages caused by polluting. If one flies, let's say Sydney to London, one passenger admits 6.1 t of carbon, to put that into perspective, an average household in the Ne...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 45
Views: 2188

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

There is no logical reason to assume our species will still be here in 10 billion years when the Sun begins to die. Our species has existed for less than a million years. A thousand years is a long time for any civilization. There's not even good reason to assume humans, or any sentient lifeform fo...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK209 ATH-EWR diversion
Replies: 20
Views: 4842

Re: EK209 ATH-EWR diversion

https://fr24.com/UAE209/2e2a10b9


Deny? So no emergency called out? As I understand it, no country can deny an airplane in distress.
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Appears Italy and France denies diversion. Suspicious passenger on board.
Flight EK209 from Athens to New York
https://fr24.com/UAE209/2e2a10b9


Deny? So no emergency called out? As I understand it, no country can deny an airplane in distress.

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 180
Views: 5649

Re: Fifa World Cup 2022

I'm surprised there isn't a thread about it, given there's less than 2 weeks before it starts. This is probably one of the most controversial World Cup's in the history of the tournament given where it is being hosted and the subsequent issues regarding migrant workers rights, LGBT rights etc. but ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22932

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

It is only £22,500 more than your fair share if your fair share is Zero. If you were a 40% tax payer you would still be paying £20,000. Or did you mean to say 'we pay £22,500 in tax, more than our fair share'?. A101 is quite right-wing when it comes to taxes. And for those doing alright, means they...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sweden to ditch NH-90 - Finland next?
Replies: 20
Views: 3871

Re: Sweden to ditch NH-90 - Finland next?

In simple words he told me that the NH-90 is a very complex machine, with some logics behind the avionics which are not immediately understandable There you have it in a nutshell. Too complex, too many master to serve. Kelly Johnson comes to mind: keep it simple, stupid. Don't make thinks overcompl...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 09, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much for China keeping their word on no military expansion on reefs in SCS
Replies: 41
Views: 3593

Re: So much for China keeping their word on no military expansion on reefs in SCS

During my student years, we made a simulation game around the Spratly island conflict. I must say, we had a good eye for future conflicts. Great fun though to host it a few times, in real life, it is much less fun though.

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 06, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate protestors at schiphol platform (east)
Replies: 33
Views: 3978

Re: Climate protestors at schiphol platform (east)

The planet and its climate are just fine! That is true, given the climate is the climate and the earth is a planet. The earth will keep spinning and will move around the sun. But we are in a sixth mass extinction because of human activity. You can philosophically argue that that is not a bad thing,...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 05, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate protestors at schiphol platform (east)
Replies: 33
Views: 3978

Re: Climate protestors at schiphol platform (east)

More than 200 have been arrested. Not a fan of these protesters. But seeing all the bicycles on the apron made me smile a little. Only in the Netherlands. Check out the video: https://nos.nl/artikel/2451147-ruim-200-klimaatactivisten-gearresteerd-op-schiphol-alle-actievoerders-weg And if you read t...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 05, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22932

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

And what’s the actual chance of the UK re-joining hey? I have talked to a number of pro-re-join when they realise that we have no opt outs anymore and will have to use the euro eventually they go all quite and are not happy about using the euro for starters It will be a very different EU to the one...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 03, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Series!
Replies: 40
Views: 2173

Re: World Series!

Doubt that most people in the rest of the of the world think enough about the World Series to be concerned. I actually had to look up which Yankie sport the World Series was, even though I have a sweater from the Boston Red Sox ;) Anyhow, the real World Championships are around the corner. A game t...

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by Dutchy
Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Security agencies joint bulletin on election violence
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: Security agencies joint bulletin on election violence

The idea that it is the mechanism of voting that's the issue is laughable, it's unfortunately the only part we get right. I'm quite convinced, regrettably, that we will see the end of American democracy in my lifetime. oh yeah, the mechanism might be correct, sure, I believe you and it is one of th...

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by Dutchy
Sun Oct 30, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Security agencies joint bulletin on election violence
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: Security agencies joint bulletin on election violence

I had the same thoughts, it sounds like an unstable democracy. What makes it crazier still, is that the election system in reality is fine, if left alone. But those who seek to "protect" it, in fact are trying to destroy it. Which I guess is recognizable as the start of any authoritarian ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Oct 30, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Security agencies joint bulletin on election violence
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: Security agencies joint bulletin on election violence

I wonder if the US needs international observers from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe to make sure the election is safe and equitable. Sad to see the U.S. fall so low because of Trump and people who support his rhetoric. The US has been ranked as a Flawed democracy for quite some time. Flawe...

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by Dutchy
Sun Oct 30, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.
Replies: 434
Views: 22932

Re: Daily Telegraph: Project Fear was right all along.

About Truss and her mess, it's a consequence of Brexit, not directly, but almost. Truss has been pushed on the back by the same people that pushed for Brexit. And in 2019, to cement his power, BoJo, the archetypal Brexiter (down to the fact he doesn't believe in it, he just uses it for his own bene...

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by Dutchy
Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the UK become a Federal nation with a codified Constitution
Replies: 49
Views: 2666

Re: Should the UK become a Federal nation with a codified Constitution

Goinga litle off topic but it relates to Scotland andrUk https://www.economicsobservatory.com/an-independent-scotland-what-would-be-the-options-for-economic-success Would EU membership be in Scotland’s best interests? There may be many reasons for wanting to be part of the EU again, but on the crit...

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