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by Dutchy
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France
Replies: 14
Views: 1020

Re: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France

Interesting order, UAE will have quite a sizeable size of their fighter fleet.

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by Dutchy
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Only what is easily possible. Not one thing is very difficult. Renewable energy is already cheaper than the alternatives. Some fossil fuels to cover shortages. EVs are about ready to predominate, battery shortages are the only real slow down. Modern public health care is surprisingly inexpensive. A...

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by Dutchy
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

No, I think your numbers are out of a couple of orders of magnitude. 125 Wh? That is the consumtion of a small kitchen tool for one hour, like a mixer or a coffe grinder. Not for moving around a one ton or more vehicle. A small Nissan Leaf has a WLTP consuption of about 20kWh, for 100 Km. If it doe...

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

In the Civilian Aviation thread, there is a discussion on United Airlines flying the first passenger flight in the US with 100% sustainable aviation fuel. This same debate is taking place regarding whether of not SAF is carbon neutral. Important as it's what the entire airline industry is counting ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 77
Views: 1899

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

All this over a toolbox. The suspect lost his life for stealing one item, and the cop lost his job for excessive force. A shooting over just shoplifting will always be disproportional violence, no matter how you put it. The offence is in no way related to the level of violence here. Hopefully, this...

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Or give your local university or one of the following a call, and have them explain things to yo Kuddos for trying to convince people on the extreme left of the bell curve. I think it is no use. Some people just don't want to be convinced by facts and sound science. Some have a belief system and al...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

You are simply not grasping the realities. This means you should listen to scientific consensus and trust your own opinion less. unfortunately, some in society don't take facts and scientists too seriously as we have seen on many occasions . The quasi-religious cult of global warming always shouts ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joséphine Baker inducted into the French Pantheon
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Joséphine Baker inducted into the French Pantheon

Quite the honor. Beautiful building, I've been there last summer.

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

People are endlessly trying to complicate the problem. What matters is: How much CO2 do we allow to be emitted How much CO2 is being sucked up by plants or man made devices (not enough?) That’s it. That’s the entire issue (substitute other greenhouse gases as needed). The details about mode choice ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.

First thoughts, why haven't they checked for explosives. Munich was a prime target during WWII, with lots of unexploded ammunition there. Another grim reminder that wars have long aftermath, not just in the minds, but also physical.

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

M564038 wrote:
You are simply not grasping the realities. This means you should listen to scientific consensus and trust your own opinion less.


unfortunately, some in society don't take facts and scientists too seriously as we have seen on many occasions .

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1615

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

Someone that represents everyone regardless of political affiliation. Presidents are just politcians with everything that includes of bad things. Presidents are not cheaper. Point 1. sure, that doesn't need to be an official by birth. Point 2. and the good things. And a monarch can be quite the idi...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1615

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

I kinda like the idea of a head of state…a ceremonial leader who, while not ‘of the People’ nor representing the will of the People, represents the People. The head of government does the dirty work, the head of state sits above it all and does the hand-waving. Sure, that can be a president as demo...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 1615

The newest Republic: Barbados

Barbados has officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become the world's newest republic. In an overnight ceremony in the capital, Bridgetown, Dame Sandra Mason was sworn in as president. The Prince of Wales and Barbadian singer Rihanna attended the event, which coincided with...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 60
Views: 7027

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

Zero. The flight still operates with or without them. For one passenger, non-rev or not, that is true of course, but all the travelers together do make the flight worthwhile. To give the non-rev passenger no part in the pollution doesn't feel morally right. So I would say, total pollution divided b...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 60
Views: 7027

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

Zero. The flight still operates with or without them. For one passenger, non-rev or not, that is true of course, but all the travelers together do make the flight worthwhile. To give the non-rev passenger no part in the pollution doesn't feel morally right. So I would say, total pollution divided b...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The problem here is everything has there pro and cons Correct, and to give a balanced view and get the right mix of sustainable energy, you need to be an expert in that field. I am pretty sure no one is on this site an expert, so why promote a single technology? That's why the only logical conclusi...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

M564038 wrote:
It does make sense, as you are not adding carbon to the cycle from outside sources, net carbon being no more and no less, whereas using coal is adding carbon from the outside.


correct, the long carbon cycle versus the short carbon cycle.

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft that never was ... The Lockheed Flatbed
Replies: 22
Views: 5021

Re: Aircraft that never was ... The Lockheed Flatbed

Polot wrote:
Sounds like an aerodynamic nightmare.


this and weight disadvantage. The design is much havier than a tube design.

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

I'm fine with experts figuring this stuff out, the problem is the politicians and interest groups are the ones responsible for solving our problems, or at least for deciding how they should be solved. Most politicians couldn't solve their way out of a basic math equation, let alone a climate crisis...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

We've solved the green energy problem, many-a-decade ago. With 'new' and clean nuclear energy (thorium molten salt reactors) there is very little waste, and that waste has a multi-decade long half life (not multi-millennium like current reactors) It's cheap, green and offers infinite energy that ca...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

How is burning biomass wood pellets any different to coal when it comes to CCS, when the article mentions that Draxis putting out over 13 million tonnes of C02 and using around 7 million tonnes of wood pellets, the equivalent of about 25 million trees, plus we haven’t talked about transport either ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

We've solved the green energy problem, many-a-decade ago. With 'new' and clean nuclear energy (thorium molten salt reactors) there is very little waste, and that waste has a multi-decade long half life (not multi-millennium like current reactors) It's cheap, green and offers infinite energy that ca...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Yes when considering the availability of coal in the UK and majority of the fuel is sourced from overseas And how are you going to burn coal, sustainable? Given CCS isn't a proven technique. How is burning biomass wood pellets any different to coal when it comes to CCS, when the article mentions th...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Spending a billion in incentives to import anything is idiotic. If you need to import, then don't incentivitize it, give the money to a local alternative instead, so they can compete. There are all kinds of biomass, wood is only one of them. And burning wood only makes sense if you produce the wood...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Well, looks like Germany made a move and suspended the approval of Nord Steam 2. A German regulator on Tuesday suspended its certification of Nord Stream 2, an undersea pipeline intended to transport natural gas directly to Germany from Russia that has been the source of a long-running dispute betw...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of Having a Tunnel Constructed Under Atigun Pass in Alaska
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Feasibility of Having a Tunnel Constructed Under Atigun Pass in Alaska

Would it be feasible to have a tunnel built under Atigun Pass to make travel on the Dalton Highway there safer as the highway is a key supply route for the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay? Tunnels like this have been built under Loveland Pass in Colorado with the Eisenhower Tunnelbin 1973, Rohtang Pass w...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 27
Views: 1558

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

singingamy wrote:
Please don't throw stone in me but I honestly found this year Champions League kinda boring. The only two teams I really enjoyed watching where Italy and Belgium.


Champions League? Nation League you mean? And then I full-heartedly agree.

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 31
Views: 1481

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

ACDC8 wrote:
Nothing.

Thanksgiving was 6 weeks ago.

:mrgreen:


Nothing? Not going to eat at all? :shock: :lol:

Not American, so no thanksgiving, so nothing special. ;)

Anyhow, happy thanksgiving to anyone who wants to celebrate it.

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3396

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

If we assume Ukrainians (not talking about an attack on a NATO country here as that would be WW3 in my opinion) would fight on the ground, couldn't NATO concentrate on an air war ? By that I mean shoot down anything over/close to Ukraine, and bomb tanks and artillery pieces on the ground ? Or does ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50957

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

It's clearly a balance between performance and reliability. With so few races left, having taken a new engine for Hamilton in Brazil, they've obviously worked out they can now "turn it up to 11". Clearly, although I was quite - pleasantly - surprised that Max Verstappen did the fasted lap...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50957

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

scbriml wrote:
Seems the FIA didn't like that too much.


Nope, the FIA doesn't like it when they are put into a bad light. :roll:

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 101
Views: 25751

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Surinam Airways chooses to replace their B777, with a more sensible A330. It will be an ex-Virgin Australia example, A330-200. Would be nice to see them fly with their own metal on the Amsterdam route.
Good luck to them.

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 101
Views: 25751

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

delete

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 27
Views: 1558

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

In addition, the Netherlands has no business qualifying given the last two matches 8-)

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

She is deranged. Entitled to your opinion, but not your own facts. There is nothing in the DSM that would concur with that determination about her. Geez I might be just about to show my age here but what are you referring by DSM? Not your age, just the limitation of your knowledge: DSM = Diagnostic...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia just shot down their own satellite!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1733

Re: Russia just shot down their own satellite!!!

two wrongs, don't make it right.

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Edited to add: The conversation in here, either rightly or wrongly has gotten a little confrontational. I am not trying to insult you or your intelligence, I’m just trying to understand why you have reached the conclusions you have, as I know your not alone in your views. And if the world is going ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Just that not everyone agrees with the data presented as facts as you put it You are correct on that one, you don't agree, so not everyone agrees. Everyone that matters in this debate does agree. As pointed out, people who actually do the research agree, I believe them, rather than some random peop...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Do I think we produce pollution yes I do, do I think it’s as dire a problem or climate emergency no I don’t. The thing is they have convinced me that it’s not a big as problem as being made out, it’s up to others to convince me otherwise. Do you know the thing is, data doesn't care about your opini...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

By gosh so now can I not only form my own opinion from people that do have expertise in their field but the only way to have a debate with you is to go to university and get masters degree and write a paper that is peer reviewed. Have you done any of those things you ask of me or have you read up a...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50957

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The plot thickens... So if Max did release the steering lock and intentionally ran Lewis wide what do we think should happen? Personally, I'm against any type of post race time penalty or even a grid penalty for the next race as it distracts from what is turning out to be a fantastic season of raci...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

By gosh so now can I not only form my own opinion from people that do have expertise in their field but the only way to have a debate with you is to go to university and get masters degree and write a paper that is peer reviewed. Have you done any of those things you ask of me or have you read up a...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Everything thing is up for debate, just because we do not agree does not rule it out Facts aren't up for debate, they are facts. And man-made climate change is such a fact. If you want to deny facts, fine, but than there is nothing to talk about anymore. The fact is not every scientist agrees with ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 203
Views: 7675

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

You have got everything you are saying just a little bit wrong. Sorry. First of all. That there are man made climate change, and the consequences og such is not up for debate. Denying it at this point is something that should be diagnosed, not listened to. Everything thing is up for debate, just be...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 197
Views: 18389

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Looking from an American point of view, it would be most logical, especially to help Boeing out in their time of need. Especially taken into account that this would be a political decision and the A330, uhhh LMXT, is viewed as a foreign product. I see a 10% chance of winning for Airbus, uuuhhh Lock...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5360

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

None of the people in your examples used tourist visas and airplanes, via third countries, to take refuge, did they ? Did Turkey have a generous social safety net back then ? Turkey sent ships for these people to travel. When they arrived in Turkey, they were given citizenship, free land, social-ec...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3396

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Kiwirob wrote:
Who in there right mind would want to go to war over Ukraine? My oldest son is near conscription age, I wouldn’t want to see him die for Ukraine.


Apparently the Russian leadership, Crimea is annexed and it is known that a lot of Russian conscripts died in Eastern Ukraine.

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5360

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

Dieuwer wrote:
It's called PDS ("Putin Derangement Syndrom"). People who suffer from this peddle endless conspiracy theories and blame all and everything on Putin.


No, it's geopolitics. Lukashenko has a great dependency on the Russian leadership. Belarus is just a pon in the game.

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