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by L410Turbolet
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 39
Views: 1748

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

Kent350787 wrote:
Europe
UK (when it was part of Europe)


It remains part of Europe...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1268
Views: 61242

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

And of course, they have to wait for EMA or German approval. Whether throwing your lot with the Russians and Chinese is wise or not is another thing entirely, but it's definitely an available option. If EMA is meant to be independent, why is there need for Macron and Merkel to conspire with Putin b...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1268
Views: 61242

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

And of course, they have to wait for EMA or German approval. Whether throwing your lot with the Russians and Chinese is wise or not is another thing entirely, but it's definitely an available option. If EMA is meant to be independent, why is there need for Macron and Merkel to conspire with Putin b...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5453

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

I am not worried. There's the Normandy Group which has proved to be absolutely honest broker of the conflict. I am 100% sure France and Germany will show their impartiality and talk Putin out of his bellicose appetite. Am I right? Oh absolutely. Putin is shivering in fear I'm sure :lol: He's not. &...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5453

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

Aesma wrote:
I don't even know how things could go back to normal at this point, short of giving Crimea back.


Then why did France and Germany initiate readmission of Russia back to the Council of Europe?

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1268
Views: 61242

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-COR ... ypmrelyvr/


Czech Rep. has NOT approved Chinese nor Russian vaccines as the article claims.
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ElPistolero wrote:

See the table on vaccine hesitancy here:

https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-COR ... ypmrelyvr/


Czech Rep. has NOT approved Chinese nor Russian vaccines as the article claims.

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 70
Views: 5453

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

Well, noone stopped him in the first round with Crimea and Georgia, so why not try going for the whole lot? Ukraine and Belarus are up for grabs really, let's see if he also takes a poke at the baltic states then. These renegade states need to be reassimilated into the USSR 2.0 after all, right? I ...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1268
Views: 61242

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

When you read here all the french and Macron bashing, you will never guess that the UK and 31 /50 US states have a higher death count per million than France. That's pathetic. Macron is a vile nationalist who is willing to engage in dirty smear campaign just to push his "[French] national cham...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix
Replies: 39
Views: 1683

Re: Netflix

It should be illegal for tv series to have more than one season. ;)
I just finished Designated Survivor (watched it since Christmas) and seasons 2 & 3 were just unbearable garbage.

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 54
Views: 2466

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

In any case it's not overwhelming. I was talking about Macron's party, and of course Macron himself got something like 67% at the second round of the election, but only 24% at the first round, and that is seen as low, hampering his legitimacy, etc. You are comparing two different systems of governm...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 86
Views: 9951

Re: Website is over-moderated

This is the same website I was told by prominent members in the very-toxic live chat room feature, prior to working in the industry, that I was never going to be employed with any airline, I’d be an utter failure in life, and I’d be living at home for the rest of eternity. When I attempted to defen...

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1268
Views: 61242

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Italy to make Sputnik V vaccine! :hyper: https://www.news10.com/news/international/russia-to-make-sputnik-v-vaccine-in-italy-a-1st-in-eu/amp/ Vaccines are not political. The more in production, the better. I fully admit to being a huge Sputnik V doubter as the initial testing did not meet my standa...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1268
Views: 61242

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
or that Czechia only recently shot to the top.


Things have been going south since late October.

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1268
Views: 61242

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

The change of tack would come after Eastern European countries, including Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, approved or said they were considering approval of Russian and Chinese vaccines with national emergency procedures. In the Czech Rep. the only talk is about the Russian vaccine and is...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage
Replies: 170
Views: 10648

Re: Texas governor blames Green new deal for power outage

Kevin Williamson hits on the head! https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/02/understanding-the-texas-blackouts/ Very cogent piece - doesn’t sound excuse Hannity et al from blaming green tech when it has fuck all to do with the situation. Germany would like a word with them on that... What word? Europe...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4105

Re: User's rides

New job no longer requires driving for work (thank god) but it also means no company car anymore, so I had to buy something reasonable to drive around. Bought this last September with 6,500 km on the odometer and extended factory warranty. I am quite happy with it but absolutely hate the controls vi...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and Taiwan, the next big thing?
Replies: 27
Views: 1682

Re: China and Taiwan, the next big thing?

The US's projection of power is what keeps the world, including the EU, orderly and livable. Your cynical view is justified, but it is also true that US projection helped end WWII (we didn't totally end it, but we helped). We ended the Japanese aggression in Asia. Our esteemed friends from France a...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1268
Views: 61242

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

If the EMA approves Sputnik for use and thus it has proven to be safe and effective, I have no problem with that. Is there a guarantee corners won't be cut in EMA's approval process to overcompensate the present fiasco? Just as there was a political pressure to give preferential treatment to Sanofi...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SF School Board Changes Lincoln, Washington, Feinstein, etc School Names
Replies: 19
Views: 1027

Re: SF School Board Changes Lincoln, Washington, Feinstein, etc School Names

The school board in San Francisco has gone so nutty into SJW territory that they have earned rebukes from the city's liberal mayor and many Dem politicians. Apparently 44 schools are being re-named, with everyone from Thomas Jefferson to significant names in the development of CA to Dianne Feinstei...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4343

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

Strangely, the protests barely make the homepage of RT ("Question More"), with the focus more on someone knocking over a police officer. A protest in the US gets more prominence: There's nothing strange about that, Russia Today is not about covering Russia. RT's mission is ...and you are ...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Age Limit in the USA
Replies: 57
Views: 3293

Re: Presidential Age Limit in the USA

Age discrimination is against the law on every level here in the U.S. This should end the thread right here. And yet there is a mandatory retirement age for pilots, and most Fortune 500 companies have an age cap of 65 for CEOs, so I'm not sure what your point is. There should absolutely be an age c...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2
Replies: 147
Views: 11864

Re: Boris Johnson supports Scottish indeRef#2

This shows how fundamentally democratic the EU is compared to the UK. If an EU member wishes to leave they can do so at will by invoking Article 50. The EU is not a country. Nice try. If you want to draw comparisons, than let's have a look at post-fascist Spain treats Catalonia with tacit support o...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 53365

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

JJJ wrote:
cpd wrote:
. The damage he has done is enormous.


Putin, Xi, Kim, etc. are rubbing their hands in pure glee.

...as is the case in Berlin, Paris and Brussels.

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'The Man Who Fell From the Sky' Documentry
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: 'The Man Who Fell From the Sky' Documentry

Activist judges is the reason, I guess. He arrived from a safe country. Just like the guy who went through the Chunnel only to be granted asylum in the end.

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?
Replies: 37
Views: 1852

Re: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?

bennett123 wrote:
May be OK in Spain.

He is not in Spain.


Do you speak any foreign language?

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?
Replies: 37
Views: 1852

Re: Should the cultural policy of your employer be imposed on your personal space?

[ The smart thing is to be as neutral as possible in written interactions, especially online. It was written in Spanish, where - as Derico points out - it has no negative connotations. This all about ignorance and PCness gone completely mad of those, who most likely speak no foreign language themse...

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 20022

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

flyingturtle wrote:
Apparently, at 15:00 GMT, Michel Barnier will give an update on the state of the negotiations.


His resignation would be a great step forward.

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everyone's worst type of hangover
Replies: 31
Views: 1772

Re: Everyone's worst type of hangover

Tequila I feel sorry for tequila producers as their effort to produce it hardly ever gets any recognition. The prevalent drinking culture seems to be that tequila is too often the "last straw" order at a point when people are already totally drunk and would not tell a difference whether t...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2068

Re: Can you cross the border from Ukraine to Russia (by land?)

Hi. I'll be flying into Frankfurt (shipping my motorbike from Canada) and from there, I want to ride via Czechia, Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine, eventually going to Moscow, then back to Ukraine and finishing up in Romania. What exactly do you expect from such a trip, other than a sore ass and lots o...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Everyone's worst type of hangover
Replies: 31
Views: 1772

Re: Everyone's worst type of hangover

When you mix several things. Like the combination of copious amounts of red wine and beer over the course of an evening. Bier nach wein trinkt nur schwein... (J.W. Goethe) My worst hangovers are from wine. Even a Saturday night romantic dinner with moderate amount of quality wine means I am useless...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DR Jill Biden
Replies: 93
Views: 3311

Re: "DR" Jill Biden

Anyone holding a PhD is entitled to be addressed as Dr. I do have a Ph.D. in soft studies and would not dare to use it outside of professional/academic setting, which I am no longer active anyway. The only real doctor with my name and surname is my dad, a medical doctor. I am an oddball though. No ...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 86
Views: 9951

Re: Website is over-moderated

With all due respect, we are volunteers, and there aren't many of us. We have families and jobs, and the time we devote here is largely spent trying to keep the place orderly. If we contacted everyone for every deletion, then we wouldn't have enough time to keep the forum in order. Plain and simple...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Diego Maradona has died with age of 60
Replies: 42
Views: 2440

Re: Diego Maradona has died with age of 60

See that's exaclty the probem with English society: stuck in the past forever, vehemently holding on to some victory from an era long gone by until all that's left is resentment from seeing those glorious days are over and the adversary of then is today far more successful than England is: whether ...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO a life after "Brain death"
Replies: 28
Views: 1714

Re: NATO a life after "Brain death"

What is missing? Coordination of operations and common purchasing of equipment. Nothing stops member states to pool up their resources now, I don't see why Brussels should poke its nose into this. I would be really careful what you wish for. Swedish military industry could easily become one of the ...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden
Replies: 144
Views: 7081

Re: America is back and ready to lead world, says Joe Biden

Their actions post-1945 do not diminish or negate the military blood and sweat the Soviets spilled to liberate Europe. What about their actions in 1939-1941 until their alliance with Hitler fell apart? There was nothing liberating about Soviet so called "liberation". It was export of comm...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?
Replies: 116
Views: 6787

Re: If he loses the 2020 election, wIll Trump run in 2024 and if so will it help or hinder the Republican party?

NIKV69 wrote:
No he is done in politics and will push his daughter to run for office.


If that's the case, wouldn't common sense suggest to accept defeat... instead of acting like Serena Williams at US Open 2018?

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101529

Re: Official Election thread

Our nation has a strong and robust election process and system. It has been tested for two hundred years and thousands of elections. It will be tested and checked and reviewed many hundreds of times over in the coming years. It has 50 (plus) separate election processes and oversight systems. When p...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 3977

Re: So far, which year is worst?

1983 was a really bad year. September 26, 1983 a really, really bad day.
Thank you, Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov, for not turning a bad day into a nightmare without an end.

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should elections be managed or supervised by an international organisation?
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Should elections be managed or supervised by an international organisation?

Sokes wrote:
what if the UN would be in charge of all elections?


Brilliant idea. Let the UN Human Rights Council handle all elections worldwide. What could possibly go wrong?

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 136
Views: 8882

Re: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal

How many wives with unfaithful husbands would suffer from prohibition? It's not that rare for faithful husbands to catch STDs from their not-so-faithful wives... A health check every one year? That was much stricter in Austria, though I don't remember how often. Isn't the main point of registration...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Med Assisted Suicide)
Replies: 59
Views: 2583

Re: Political Position (Med Assisted Suicide)

I, personally, will not ever take antidepressants. I do not trust their side effects and how they ultimately effect the brain. Prognosis for pancreatic cancer patients is so disheartening that concerns about long term effects are not a priority. I was asking the question how antidepressants make pe...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101529

Re: Official Election thread

Trump knows he's lost. He is suing Michigan to stop ballot counting there and is demanding access to tally sites. Isn't there no one on his team, who would explain him, in a language he understands, what a dangerous playing with fire this is, no matter what the final result will be? The casualty wi...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 101529

Re: Official Election thread

I'm sorry but you can't equate the far right and far left. The far left want utopian things yes, but positive things. https://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvxu/files/styles/x_large/public/201507/political_viewsring.jpg Of course you can. The political spectrum is basically an O-ring where far-le...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6070

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

15 out of 20 top threads on a.net will no longer be about Trump and US relations. I hope...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Med Assisted Suicide)
Replies: 59
Views: 2583

Re: Political Position (Med Assisted Suicide)

I mean: if a person is given, say, six months to live and they get their affairs in order and do things they wanted to do, how do antidepressants help? My father-in-law had pancreatic cancer that moved very quickly. He was only on pain meds. I don't know if antidepressants would have done much. But...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4178

Re: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

I don't support far right parties and don't want them to get power, so regular parties must really tackle situations like this. So far the mainstream seems to be offering EUropean version of "thoughts and prayers" , not much else. Italy is right though to be asking for EU help over this. ...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Immigration)
Replies: 37
Views: 1472

Re: Political Position (Immigration)

However social services like money for children, housing subsidies for poor and money in case of disability/ long term unemployment are inherited and shouldn't be available for immigrants. You do realize that welfare payments (including reasonable degree of their abuse) is nothing but a tax on the ...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4178

Re: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

He is Tunisian so there shouldn't even be talks about asylum, Tunisia is a safe country. Then where is the problem? Don't tell me France has no means to force countries like Tunisia, Morocco, or Senegal into minimal compliance such as prompt acceptance of their failed asylum seekers. The terrorist ...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4178

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Basically, some Islamists have taken the power over schools in some parts of France, and it's now difficult to teach biology and history, or to pronounce some words in school like "pigs". Some teachers can't talk about the story of the 3 little pigs, because of the muslim parents. It's no...

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