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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

The US and EU combined produce less carbon emissions than China and their emissions are growing while ours has leveled off. The atmosphere doesn’t care about per capita numbers, it cares about total emissions. China is hardly leading the way in serious sustainable energy—coal is still the primary s...

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

There where no words to twist, you can't seems to reconcile the fact that the world will still have to burn fossil fuels to continue the same current living conditions irrespective of tech leaps now and in the future, mining and burning fossil fuels is a fact of life in the industrial age, Either y...

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Ah yes, an event where World leaders and dignitaries fly in from all corners of the globe via private jets to sit around to tell us that we need to give our yearly holiday in the sun some second thought cuz flying is bad :rotfl: Oh wait, its OK, their flights are offset by purchasing "carbon c...

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

it is a false dilemma, if you look at the per capita numbers, the vast majority of fossil fuels are burned by or for the people in the west, not for the new middle class. People raised out of poverty is a very good thing, I welcome it. And indeed they will use more energy, but the good thing, of co...

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 154
Views: 5040

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Sounds like a movie plot, but happened in real life. Bizar incident if it is an accident (and no reason to suspect otherwise) and very tragic for everyone involved.

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

I see you are not disputing the facts that mankind has to continue burning fossil fuel to continue its technological advancements and sustain its current living conditions Net zero goes against everything you are saying you still have to burn fossil fuel for mankind to exist Don't twist my words an...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

I’ll stipulate the facts of climate since 1972; forecasting is, however, very difficult especially about the future. The predictions can easily be changed by tiny changes in factors when applied over decades. Compounding is the issue. That said, there’s always trade-offs, holding all pollution at 1...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

English red brick house aren't any better in terms of energy efficiency. Those houses are harder to insulate. And then there's the 70-90ies energy eater houses with brick walls and almost nothing as far as insulation goes. And there are a lot of those, with a big oil boiler. Customers will change t...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

The climate is ever-changing phenomena its something man cannot change its like trying to stop changing the tides of water bodies it cannot be done The first part of that sentence, sure, second part complete and utter bullocks. Or to say it more politely, there is no scientific basis for your state...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

Okay, 50 years on, what has happened? Population grew, energy consumption has grown massively and not just petroleum use, climate-related deaths are a tiny fraction of what they were in 1972, a huge middle-class has grown out of poverty (at least 1.5 billion people). So, are we worse off? Oh, we’ve...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

All in all, and even though I'm preaching against my own business, the main concern should be to insulate, insulate, insulate, and only then change the heat generator. When you don't use a lot of energy, you can choose wichever fits best. That is key, indeed. Without insulation, there is no use to ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-26

We’ll adapt and overcome. I’m optimistic on that one. Adaptation will be giving up large pieces of land. And of course, with all the dwellings which happen to be there. Or perhaps you are betting on technological advances or perhaps geo-engineering. Perhaps those techniques will be advanced enough ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

The need to combat climate change is beyond question. Say's who? Prince Charles and the royal family Alight, you are still in denial about climate change. You are only 50 years behind in scientific research, if you count the 1972 rapport of the Club of Rome: Limits to growth, as a starting point. S...

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by Dutchy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

Dutchy : it's COP26 not 21. The number is 26 because it's the 26th conference, it's not linked to the year. Sorry you are right, slip of the pen. Someone send me a documentary about the climate conference in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, in 1989. Bizar to think that we came very close in making a bin...

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by Dutchy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

Re: COP-21

Human nature, politics, economic disruption, limits on activities and consumption are all working against any real changes needed to deal with the global climate change crises. Look at how difficult it has been to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. so we are doomed? I have better hopes for mankind. I...

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by Dutchy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 69
Views: 2188

COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

So the COP-21 is upon us. The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The goals: 1. Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emi...

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by Dutchy
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule
Replies: 43
Views: 8082

Re: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule

Tugger wrote:
It feels like EU nations are not allowed to determine "best use" of constricted internal resources? Railway, vehicle, agriculture, energy resources, etc.?

Tugg


sure they can, while observing all kinds of EU directives which the nations have agreed to.

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by Dutchy
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 73
Views: 11619

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

I'm quite amazed that in 2021 we're somehow still talking about a Fokker 100NEO/NG/SuperMAX. Say that hell freezes over and KLM expresses interest in 50 of these new jets, plus a surprise order for 30 from Air France. Where are they even going to manufacture them? There's no production line anywher...

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by Dutchy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1932

Re: British MP Killed

I disagree. Islam is THE problem. It allows people to do these acts and the silent majority to stand by as they happen. That is a very dangerous attitude to take towards a group of 1,9bn people. The group can't be held accountable for the acts of an extremist. Never. Isam isn't a problem, extremist...

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by Dutchy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2078

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

What is the problem with Texas these days. First they want to control woman's bodies and now they want to deny the Holocaust? Where does it say they want to deny the holocaust? It leaves the topic open for discussion. Why does anyone want to leave a topic open for discussion, if the topic is a fact...

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by Dutchy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1932

Re: British MP Killed

I disagree. Islam is THE problem. It allows people to do these acts and the silent majority to stand by as they happen. That is a very dangerous attitude to take towards a group of 1,9bn people. The group can't be held accountable for the acts of an extremist. Never. Isam isn't a problem, extremist...

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by Dutchy
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1932

Re: British MP Killed

Dieuwer wrote:
We have seen this before, in Holland. Film director van Gogh was also killed by an extremist.


Yes, he was, unfortunately, but I fail to see the relevance for this case.

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by Dutchy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1932

Re: British MP Killed

art wrote:
chimborazo wrote:
...never acknowledging that it is Islam that is the problem.


Islam IS a problem. It sanctions subjugating or killing non-believers.


Islam in itself isn't a problem, extremist within Islam is the problem, and with any other religion or belief for that matter.

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by Dutchy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1932

Re: British MP Killed

Horrific news. Our elected officials should be safe and not being afraid of being killed. A fine Member of Parliament with a passion for animal welfare. Yes, a passion for animal welfare, he supported the ban on fox hunting. But very antiquated political views. His political views were robustly con...

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1932

Re: British MP Killed

Horrific news. Our elected officials should be safe and not being afraid of being killed. A fine Member of Parliament with a passion for animal welfare. Yes, a passion for animal welfare, he supported the ban on fox hunting. But very antiquated political views. His political views were robustly cons...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2123

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

johns624 wrote:
The OP stated it was a bow. This is just another example that if you really want to kill people, you'll find a way. Whether a bow, a vehicle, a bomb, there's always a way.


Unfortunately yes. In an open and democratic society, like Norway, there always will be a way.

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2123

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

AirPacific747 wrote:
Why is he being referred to as a "Danish citizen"? Sure his mother is Danish, but his father is Norwegian and as far as I've read, he spent his whole life in Norway.


Danish passport holder? Perhaps dual citizenship?

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by Dutchy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 618
Views: 42014

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

VER wasn’t able to push because he had to manage his tyres. That sounds like a bit of a poor excuse - did he have to manage his tyres more than anyone else? Drivers were being told on the first lap that the weather wasn't expected to changes much for the entire race. With Hamilton behind him, Verst...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

fr8mech wrote:
With notable exceptions...I'm sure you'll fill in your own...movie adaptations of books typically don't live up to the book.


I am very visual, so I have a vivid image of a book and a movie does not always work too good with that.

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by Dutchy
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Expansion: Looking at A320NEO, B737MAX; additional Dreamliners
Replies: 57
Views: 10144

Re: Royal Jordanian Expansion: Looking at A320NEO, B737MAX; additional Dreamliners

Replacing E-Jets and the A320ceo combined with 737 MAX is maybe the best choice in my opinion. Why? Seems to me there are a few hurdles to take: E-Jets are smaller than the B737-M7 and the latter is heavier and thus less economical. And for introducing the M8/M9/M10 into the fleet, require retraini...

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by Dutchy
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3998

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

I have no issues or problems dehumanising people, they're just people, sacks of meat on two legs, no different to any other animal on this planet, I place my three cats and dog higher than the 7.8 billion people I don't know who are alive today. Once you work out that all human life is not created ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2288

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

nope. Although our finance minister is in there with a small investment, which he had sold one week before he became a minister. He might have to resign over this. Being in the papers while tax avoidance is something he (and his department) should be trying to combat is not something that goes well...

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by Dutchy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2288

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Flat tax, everyone after the first $75.000 pays 15% in income tax, regardless of source. If that doesn’t raise enough money, so sorry, politicians you don’t get anymore until proven performance. Pols ought to be paid by performance. Rich people don't have income, they have revenue from wealth. Rega...

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by Dutchy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2288

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

nope. Although our finance minister is in there with a small investment, which he had sold one week before he became a minister. He might have to resign over this. Being in the papers while tax avoidance is something he (and his department) should be trying to combat is not something that goes well ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3998

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

I have no issues or problems dehumanising people, they're just people, sacks of meat on two legs, no different to any other animal on this planet, I place my three cats and dog higher than the 7.8 billion people I don't know who are alive today. Once you work out that all human life is not created ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3998

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

It's exactly the same issue, you're pro refugee just like people are pro life, pro lifers are unconcerned about the product of the pregnancy just like you're unconcerned about what we do with all these people once they arrive and start living of the host country like a parasite. it is quite ridicul...

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by Dutchy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many returns does a businessman has to file in your country ?
Replies: 15
Views: 753

Re: How many returns does a businessman has to file in your country ?

My dear friend, you didn't share which country :( His country is pretty evident from his nickname. Aha, I had to figure out using his flag and then it sank in, Netharlands, thank you. Correct. And an accountant is doing that for me. I have 3 businesses in total, 1 doesn't need to do that VAT thing,...

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by Dutchy
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many returns does a businessman has to file in your country ?
Replies: 15
Views: 753

Re: How many returns does a businessman has to file in your country ?

for small businesses, it depends on the legal type of company. But my own business: one per year, plus 4 times VAT, quaterly.

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by Dutchy
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1875

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Victorian virtues


Victorian? uhmmm, no thanks.

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by Dutchy
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1875

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

What would that have done to solve the entitled attitude of the woman in the OP video? Just curious. She believes she knows the law better than the hospital, and she believes she should be able to keep her job because THEY 'forced' her to choose between vaccine and no vaccine. She does not recogniz...

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by Dutchy
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1875

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

I think its always been going on. The main difference is now everyone has a camera in their pocket so we see more day to day life around the world and mistake it for something unusual. Even if accurate, that is exactly what makes it different, and dangerous.. A million loonies wandering aimlessly a...

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by Dutchy
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1875

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

I am not sure how long these attitudes can prevail and things still function properly. It seems like there needs to be more public discussion of what to do about this kind of behavior - it also sets a terrible example for kids. That is a bit over-dramatization on your part, don't you think. And bes...

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 38
Views: 2192

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

Hahaha, that's good, I like that. News outlets are critical of the regime that is steadily but surely turning Ukraine into something you expect to see in Africa get closed, without any legal proceedings whatsoever and of course they are "Russia spies/agents" or whatever. Can't be any more...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3998

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

It really isn't, and no I'm not trolling, I don't believe the process works, I don't believe it benefits anyone long term and it's a major cause of social unrest in the countries who take in the majority of refugees. It needs to stop. comparing my attitude with pro-life crap is trolling, it is desi...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3998

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Damn all is the answer to the problem until a fair and equitable solution to the problem can be found, if that take a decade or longer then so be it. Check, damn all. Because with that attitude no solution will be reached. And the problem is now, at this moment there are refugees, fleeing their cou...

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by Dutchy
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3998

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Your attitude is no different to the pro life crowd who don't give a crap about the baby after its born. oh boy, now you are just trolling. Complete and utter nonsense. It really isn't, and no I'm not trolling, I don't believe the process works, I don't believe it benefits anyone long term and it's...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3998

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

The system is open to abuse, it does not work as intended, the countries accepting asylum seekers can't continue to accept them. Are you going to be happy when the social welfare system in The Netherlands can no longer cope, are you will to pay more tax? Europe can't take 2m people or so people per...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3998

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Open your front door and allow a refugee family to live in your home with you if you feel so passionately about it, if you're unwilling to do this then you really don't believe in the process either. False compartment. Your attitude is no different to the pro life crowd who don't give a crap about ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3998

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Some do. Most asylum seekers I have encountered have been economic migrants abusing the asylum system. those aren't asylum seekers, as you say they are economic migrants. So do something about that. Don't abandon a system altogether, just for someone who abuses the system. The system is open to abu...

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by Dutchy
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 88
Views: 3998

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

And most of them claim whatever then can to get in but the vast majority of people fleeing there home countries are economic migrants. We are not talking about economic migrants, but asylum seekers, an asylum seeker is someone who fits a narrowly defined set of criteria. The only valid reason to fl...

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