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by L410Turbolet
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3521

Re: What happened to Denver?

Medical professionals are first to admit that their efforts end in vain, unless there is active participation on part of the addict.
Btw, if said family members are so concerned about their less valuable member of society, why don't they help him off the street in the first place?

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 72
Views: 3521

Re: What happened to Denver?

seb146 wrote:
How many times are drug addicts given resources to break their cycle of addiction?

You can't give people will to quit. Resources spent on, say, cancer screening saves many more, more valuable lives than wasting them on addiction treatments.

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 24
Views: 1054

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

einsteinboricua wrote:
I mean, I'm of the opinion that even this should be taken as a (small) victory, though the eventual goal is complete reversal of the ban.


The main and only objective of donating blood should be helping others. Let's not forget that.

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serbia Donates COVID Vaccines to two African Countries
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: Serbia Donates COVID Vaccines to two African Countries

What is dubious about Sputnik? Have you followed the vaccination fiasco in Slovakia? Also damaging for Sputnik was the fact that the national drugs regulator, SÚKL, refused to approve its use. Its chief, Irena Storová, noted in April that batches of the vaccine used in pre-clinical tests and clinica...

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by L410Turbolet
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Fashion is killing the environment
Replies: 42
Views: 1889

Re: Fast Fashion is killing the environment

Aesma wrote:
In the EU making stuff repairable (like washing machines, fridges etc.) is now mandatory, as well as providing spare parts for 10 years.


Cost of repair often being 60-80% of a price for new appliance.

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2711

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Why is her whining making headlines for a week? She is not the only that quit the Olympics, is she?

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name
Replies: 70
Views: 3127

Re: Cleveland Indians Change Their Name

Aaron747 wrote:
Except it wouldn't because anyone with a brain could see that any Patriot Party group on GETTR or Telegram has no logo associated with a certain NFL team.

Since when is cancel culture guided by logic or reason?

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by L410Turbolet
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3998

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

JJJ wrote:

Trade and investment.

Cuba has a skilled workforce besides plenty of tourism potential. But for that it needs major infrastructure and production investment.


Money from post-fascist Spain has been keeping Cuban communists in power. That's how it is.

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 22876

Re: Website is over-moderated

Virtual737 wrote:
My considered opinion is currently.... the site is not over moderated.

It is. Mods jumping in and locking threads in the middle of ongoing, perfectly civil discussion is beyond ridiculous. And then they moan how overworked they are. :roll:

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3203

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

The EU, Germany included, has put sanctions on Russia and some Russians because of the annexation of Crimea. If you were in charge, what would you do? Server all ties, or just economic ones? You are like stuck record... No "all ties" have been severed as you have been explained several ti...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3203

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

Aesma wrote:
But it's not gonna achieve anything either.

Appeasement never achieved anything.France should know that better than anyone else.

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3203

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

Maintaining standard communication lines on the embassy and ministerial level is not "ignoring Russia completely". :roll:

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3203

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

Right, they want to get out of a negative spiral and have a summit. Talking to someone is cozying up in your book? I do not subscribe to that point of view. You are only repeating German narrative, which is severely detached from reality. No matter what Putin does... invasion of Ukraine, MH17 , Nav...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3203

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

Because refusing to talk with Putin has worked so well. Talking makes sense, when he's ready to make any concessions. Besides it's not "not talking". Despite Ukraine stalemate, despite poisonings and cyberattacks, despite bomb attacks, Russia has been rewarded by readmission to the Counci...

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by L410Turbolet
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law
Replies: 55
Views: 3203

Re: Dutch Prime Minister says 'Hungary has no place in EU' after anti-LGBT law

What principle would exactly be violated by talking to Putin? I don´t think it is a good idea, but its not like they suggested lifting sanctions or recognizing the annexation of Crimea or such. What good did delusional West German Ostpolitik do in 1973? It was only a great propagandist victory for ...

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by L410Turbolet
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19158

Re: Euros 2020 thread

For example Portugal had huge problems and barely won even they were better (first goal at 84 minutes) at Budapest against Hungary. Also France was very defensive as their game was played at at Munich against Germany. Maybe they simply did not run fast enough and shoot enough? Should this format sa...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 2311

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

As for medical and public health professionals opining on how healthy soda is or why it may not be in someone's best interest to consume them But we are not talking about a health professional. Ronaldo dropped out of school at the age of 14 and gets paid to kick into a ball. Besides, what happened ...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 2311

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

At least he hasn't completely sold his soul to the devil... Is he going to return the money he cashed for Coke and KFC commercials? Soccer is gay https://youtu.be/9HxzLEqI-qE All hail large corporations! May they keep manipulating society against people's best interests in the name of greed forever...

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by L410Turbolet
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value
Replies: 33
Views: 2311

Re: Cristiano Ronaldo snub wipes billions off Coca-Cola's market value

The world doesn't need Coke drinks. They do more harm than good. Am I right?? UEFA and Ronaldo sure likes their money. Aanyway, spoken like a true socialist, dictating choices to other people. Here's an idea: Let's reduce the football game to just one period of 45 minutes. It would make the sport s...

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by L410Turbolet
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses
Replies: 82
Views: 3384

Re: EU Won't Call Out China On Rights Abuses

Trump's years in power have been incredibly destructive for the relationships with Europe, that in return isn't that willing to follow USA blindly for a little bit of room under the umbrella any more. Don't forget, that the US had to deal with the likes of Chirac, Macron, Merkel, Schroeder, Juncker...

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 1886

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Denmark just ended Asylum Seeker last May. And there are some more countries in Europe that will end it too. I bet Finland, Poland, Romania and Czech Republic has already ended too. Any other countries in Europe in your opinion that also end Asylum Seeker or is just these 5? None, it would violate ...

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by L410Turbolet
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25935

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Golda Meir famously claimed that there was no such thing as Palestinian people. "The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between ...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed May 26, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 32527

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

holczakker wrote:
Belavia continue to fly accross Europe, flights to Amsterdam, Prague, Frankfurt, Barcelona are operated as normal. Horrific sanctions. How much time needed for those countries to implement it eventually?

According to PRG today is Belavia's last rotation.

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by L410Turbolet
Wed May 26, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 32527

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

There is some discussion here of the EU reaction. Imagine the same thing had happened with an American aircraft overflying some less-the-friendly country in Latin America. What would be the American reaction? The EU reaction should be no different. The difference is the EU knows Putin is behind Bel...

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by L410Turbolet
Wed May 12, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25935

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Arab countries recognized Israel. That was peace. In many ways still is as it ensures communication to end the current issues. My whole life we waited for the Arab countries to recognize Israel. That finally happened. This open conflict during Covid-19 will only increase the misery. I'll support de...

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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: 40
Views: 2543

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: 1525
Views: 101039

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: 1525
Views: 101039

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: 71
Views: 6801

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: 71
Views: 6801

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: 1525
Views: 101039

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: 71
Views: 6801

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: 1525
Views: 101039

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: 1963

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: 69
Views: 4690

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: 199
Views: 22876

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: 1525
Views: 101039

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: 1525
Views: 101039

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: 1525
Views: 101039

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: 218
Views: 17611

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: 4713

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: 1765

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: 1525
Views: 101039

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: 1080

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: 4761

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: 3612

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: 12692

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: 1078
Views: 64099

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: 520

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: 2004

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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