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by L410Turbolet
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 103
Views: 3928

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

You may find what the teacher did insulting, but he had every right to show those cartoons. The were widely published in Europe, my older sons class discussed them last last year. They would get instantly deleted on a.net, though. I also exclude head cover and swimming classes for girls. The West s...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 103
Views: 3928

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

L410 is correct, if you immigrate to a new country you need to forget your old life and how to acted and reacted to situations when you were in your home country. If you don't like it go back to where you came from. Where do I start with this? Chinese and Koreans have long history of consuming dog ...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 103
Views: 3928

Re: Teacher Beheaded in Paris Over Cartoon

I consider a few hundred dead / year in Europe through religious nuts acceptable. Seriously? Sorry, I consider everyone who considers religion based murders acceptable to be mentally ill. So what is your solution? Do you want to throw out all Muslims? Or should Europe under Bush have left NATO? The...

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 103
Views: 3928

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

As an immigrant I have a different view. When immigrants migrate to another country with a completely different culture obviously there will be some adaptation required. It however shouldn't mean that they need to accept everything that is considered to be normal or "part of culture" in t...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So let’s measure how far we stand a part. The political compass
Replies: 32
Views: 1373

Re: So let’s measure how far we stand a part. The political compass

Almost right in the middle

Economic Left/Right: 0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.82

but the test is too US-centric to have wider relevance.

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Reunification of Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 1754

Re: The Reunification of Germany

Today marks the 30 year anniversary of the reunification of Germany, which was an important moment in history and a huge step toward the fall of communism in Europe. Who would have imagined during those incredible days, that one day statues of Marx and Lenin will be erected again in Germany? I don'...

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 101
Views: 6515

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

4. If Europa and Mariella were able to estimate Estonia's speed then they were tracking her and would have known her position. I've listened to the transcript on Ch 16 many times and radio operators, don't the radio operators talk about VISUAL tracking of Estonia? What's wrong with covering it with...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Reunification of Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 1754

Re: The Reunification of Germany

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Today marks the 30 year anniversary of the reunification of Germany, which was an important moment in history and a huge step toward the fall of communism in Europe.


Who would have imagined during those incredible days, that one day statues of Marx and Lenin will be erected again in Germany?

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 101
Views: 6515

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

It seems to come no evidence in the investigate disaster; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/28/new-significant-information-1994-baltic-ferry-sinking-disaster "Until now the countries involved, including Estonia, Sweden and Finland, have proven extremely reluctant to re-examine the cau...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 101
Views: 6515

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

It seems to come no evidence in the investigate disaster; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/28/new-significant-information-1994-baltic-ferry-sinking-disaster "Until now the countries involved, including Estonia, Sweden and Finland, have proven extremely reluctant to re-examine the cau...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumour China Lying About COVID Numbers and Lockdowns
Replies: 20
Views: 1854

Re: Rumour China Lying About COVID Numbers and Lockdowns

Rumors? They simply stopped counting sometime late Febraury.

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 62
Views: 5797

Re: Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny Apparently Poisoned

Why does crawling into bed with Putin sabotages EU energy security? Straight from horse's mouth: A key part of ensuring secure and affordable supplies of energy to Europeans involves diversifying supply routes . This includes identifying and building new routes that decrease the dependence of EU co...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO
Replies: 137
Views: 6184

Re: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO

You want a thank you card with a ribbon or something? That's pretty arrogant, coming from Spain which stayed out of WW2. And more important, the Soviets wanted already a western front In 1942. 1942...you mean less than a year after their love affair with Hitler fell apart? It is the European Union ...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 1919

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

Europe should pay for US troops in Poland with the Baltic getting a position like Austria. Military neutral, but economically attached to the West. Haha, this idea is so withdrawn from reality, it just beggars belief. You ridicule me, but avoid referring to Austria. Austria doesn't have a track rec...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO
Replies: 137
Views: 6184

Re: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO

That 2% obligation is nothing but a made up number to appease US military suppliers, but is totally unenforceable. This is a tired, old (usually leftist) mantra, that often does not survive closer scrutiny. Isn't national government of a NATO memeber state the ultimate authority that chooses what m...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO
Replies: 137
Views: 6184

Re: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO

LCDFlight wrote:
L410Turbolet wrote:
Dogman wrote:

Why on earth anyone should do anything just to show something to Tramp?


2% spending on defense has been collectively agreed by NATO members before Trump even took office.


Cool, when can the US expect that wire transfer?


2% spending on their OWN militaries. Are you a Trump voter? :roll:

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO
Replies: 137
Views: 6184

Re: Former PM of Sweden paints a grave picture of 4 more years of Trump and the future of USA and NATO

Maybe Europe should pay its fair share into military NATO. It will mean sharply increasing taxes and/or reducing benefits in Europe. Why not start immediately? Show Trump that he was wrong. Why on earth anyone should do anything just to show something to Tramp? 2% spending on defense has been colle...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way
Replies: 44
Views: 1919

Re: Thirty Years since The Baltic Way

Europe should pay for US troops in Poland with the Baltic getting a position like Austria. Military neutral, but economically attached to the West. Haha, this idea is so withdrawn from reality, it just beggars belief. "Neutrality" only makes sense if both sides respect and ackowledge it. ...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 62
Views: 5797

Re: Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny Apparently Poisoned

But the German chancellor said the case should not impact on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project."[/i] Well of course! Just because nations murder their citizens is no reason to not do business with them. I mean come on, we're talking money here! Tugg This is not about money. If y...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned
Replies: 62
Views: 5797

Re: Putin Opponent Alexei Navalny Apparently Poisoned

Who could have seen this coming... This was also completely predictable. "Angela Merkel demanded a joint EU reaction to the poisoning of Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny, saying the bloc must produce a similar response to the afteatrmh of the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal in the U....

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1421

Re: I’m a sucker

TWA772LR wrote:
So since misery loves company, what are your notable “I’m a sucker” moments?

Being totally shafted by airlines as we speak?

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4430

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Reading gems like this one: “Forrest Gump” was made by intelligent people, won six Oscars and is beloved by many. While the film is condescending to anyone with a disability, Vietnam vets and people with AIDS, among others, it’s actually hostile to protesters, activists and the counterculture. As a ...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran
Replies: 18
Views: 914

Re: China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran

Why should Europe support Iran?

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2764

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Dieuwer wrote:

I guess they will have an explosion of cases shortly...

They won't. No numbers, no problem.

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4512

Re: EU may permanently ban US citizens from entering EU

Reinhardt wrote:
Indefinitely means it will be reviewed, and removed when the risk is reduced. EU shouldn't be allowing UK residents back in yet either tbh.


The fact that the EU is taking Chinese and Russian BS numbers at their face value is beyond ridiculous.

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3832

Re: The culture wars reach branding

Getting back to branding and marketing with racist overtones, some USA and EU companies are having to consider changes or ending branding and marketing of some products like a popular toothpaste in some Asian countries, creams to lighten dark spots on skin but come off as favoring 'lighter' ie: Whi...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu May 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport
Replies: 23
Views: 931

Re: Covid 19, sugar, beer and sport

Have you tried beer with 3,5% alcohol? In Germany I tried one which tasted like a 4,5% beer mixed with water. But in Czech Republic this beer is fantastic. One can get boozed, but it takes longer and one doesn't have to keep drinking water to avoid dehydration. Isn't it a simple "grass is gree...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon May 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?
Replies: 49
Views: 2223

Re: Should there be a resurrection of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

I'm as German as a German gets. Blond like Hitler, tall like Goebbels and with a body of steel like Goering. (Actually I am blond, but that would spoil the joke.) You are not a German, a German would not make a joke about these Nazi's, perhaps in. 200odd years, maybe, but it is still way too soon. ...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump asks the Nobel Committee to revoke awards to journalists
Replies: 32
Views: 2047

Re: Donald Trump asks the Nobel Committee to revoke awards to journalists

Mortyman wrote:
Donald Trump has more than suggested that he is eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize himself

He would be a great choice... a well deserved place right next to laureates like Arafat, Carter, Obama or Mandela, who made the award a total joke.

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6149

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

I find it hard to believe that in 2020 the South Koreans don't have any assets within the top brass to tell them after TWO WEEKS whether or not Fatso is still alive. North Korea seems to have solved a problem that plagues almost all governments world wide - leaks to the press. That's not what I mea...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30312

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

CometOrbit wrote:
The EU should also be supporting pan-EU operators, if "open skies" means anything at all in the single market.

Why? Their erratic, hit-and-miss opening and shutting down (with necessary media tantrums) of routes serves no greater good.

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6149

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

In the mid to late 80's no one thought by the end of the decade the Berlin Wall would be down, the Warsaw Pact would be fragmenting and the USSR would not long after cease to exist. If there are any transferrable lessons to be drawn, then it would be that there is a huge difference between the way ...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6149

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

I find it hard to believe that in 2020 the South Koreans don't have any assets within the top brass to tell them after TWO WEEKS whether or not Fatso is still alive.

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67780

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Truth of the matter is, which I have been saying for weeks or more than a month, makes no sense keeping the population that is not at risk of dying and having others dying from COVID be kept locked-down. We can socially distance, have our precautions and keep on with life. The vulnerable population...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67780

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

A good read from a truthful and qualified source is still deserving of scrutiny. Qualified? He's radiologist. Would you want a qualified advice from a guy that does paint jobs on cars on how to fix your transmission? The crisis management team over here has a freaking dentist as a member. A notorio...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67780

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

New data on Gilead’s remdesivir, released by accident, show no benefit for coronavirus patients. Company still sees reason for hope https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/23/data-on-gileads-remdesivir-released-by-accident-show-no-benefit-for-coronavirus-patients/ Chinese data... is this science or politi...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6149

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

I don't know if the regime is as evil as our media suggest. Are women there allowed to drive cars? Assuming it is evil: why is it assumed that the next generation of leaders would be as evil? Was Khrushchev as evil as Stalin? Was Deng Xiaoping as evil as Mao? Would Dönitz be less evil than Hitler? ...

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19
Replies: 69
Views: 2436

Re: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19

Your statement is form February 1st. It wasn't a smart statement from the WHO to say the least, but it is also interesting to see what President Trump told his people on the 29th of February. It starts with an "H" and end with "oax": Try to suppress your deranged obsession with ...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19
Replies: 69
Views: 2436

Re: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19

For those that forget, the WHO declared a public health emergency the day before China flights were banned. The public health Emergency was declared because the virus was already in 18 countries (INCLUDING THE US). No we don't forget... WHO has been first dragging its feet to declare the emergency ...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19
Replies: 69
Views: 2436

Re: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19

For those that forget, the WHO declared a public health emergency the day before China flights were banned. The public health Emergency was declared because the virus was already in 18 countries (INCLUDING THE US). No we don't forget... WHO has been first dragging its feet to declare the emergency ...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19
Replies: 69
Views: 2436

Re: Relevance of the WHO post Covid-19

Not surprisingly usual suspects like Macron & Merkel were tripping over themselves to support failed WHO just to spite Trump. BTW, this was back in 2017: WHO's Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has appointed Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador. https://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/21/africa/zimbabwe-...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67780

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

We will refuse to look like China. They've worn masks in public for decades and it didn't stop this virus from making them I'll. Would a more relevant example of Taiwan or South Korea make you less triggered? Facemasks are helping to reduce quick spread of the disease via community transmission. To...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?
Replies: 158
Views: 6922

Re: Could we be headed for WW3 over Covid19?

Pretty obviously, no where near war today unless some nation was invaded today Okay. I made that comparison as a response to "This virus is expected to kill millions of people, can't see anything more dangerous and more destructive than that." I can see things worse than this virus. Exact...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67780

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

[ My grandmother is in her 80's and can probably out run most in their 30's. She would laugh for an hour if you told her she had to start wearing a mask. Being able to outrun people 50 years younger than her does not make your grandma totally immune from getting infected and does not mean anything t...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What to do About Russia?
Replies: 65
Views: 2374

Re: What to do About Russia?

Aesma wrote:
When oil isn't in the picture anymore...things will change.


How? Please elaborate.

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67780

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

AirWorthy99 wrote:
My civil liberties, my freedoms have been infringed for quite a long time now, I have accepted all in the name of the common good but this is unprecedented.

3? 4? weeks is a "quite a long time" now???

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 23123

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

Oh, what a poor little petal! How on earth did people survive being bombed in London during WW2 with the threats of V1 and V2 weapons and huge bombing raids, how would this clown manage that? That's what I've been telling a couple of people from my job. They just can't stop moaning over Skype how u...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia
Replies: 30
Views: 1752

Re: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia

It’s very relevant—price “gouging” brings needed services and signals providers to take risks others refuse. Lots of nurses were needed, many wouldn’t go to NYC until compensated. Same situation here. Apples and oranges? What higher "risks" are there involved for cabin crews flying to, sa...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia
Replies: 30
Views: 1752

Re: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia

Just a small, but not insignificant, correction: The flights put on by various European governments were not free of charge, but rather paid by the passengers. SAS, as an example, charged around 1200 USD for an economy seat for the Peru to Scandinavia repatriation flights. Czech government chartere...

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