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by Cerecl
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 115
Views: 4819

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Allow me to simplify the discussion a bit. You invite someone into your house. They are nice and friendly to you, but treat your wife and daughters with contempt (by EU standards anyway). 1) Would you say something about it, or would you let it pass since it is their custom and tradition. 2) If you...

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by Cerecl
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 115
Views: 4819

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

The mentality of the native population is to ridicule powerful institutions, people and religions. The immigrant expects that his religion is respected. So you have to make a choice, your ideal world where everyone has its way is impossible. Then the native population leaders and the immigrant lead...

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by Cerecl
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 115
Views: 4819

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Sorry, you got it all wrong. If I choose to immigrate to South Korea, the reasonable expectation of their society is, that I won't be cutting their heads off next time they eat dogs. If the fact that they eat dogs is so unbearable to me, I should reconsider my choice of South Korea as a place I DEC...

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by Cerecl
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 115
Views: 4819

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 Cerecl
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 115
Views: 4819

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Why immigrate to said country in the first place? Before that we should ask another question. Why move to a country/culture where you are easily offended? Many immigrants want the economic benefits of Western Europe but don’t accept the rest of the package. If that’s the case the solution isn’t for...

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by Cerecl
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 115
Views: 4819

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Not only that, but breeding resentment in the side that has been silenced by said fundamentalists and creating a further divide. Resentment? Those feel resentment at not being able to insult other people's religion/god should have a good hard look at themselves and reflect what kind of person they ...

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by Cerecl
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 115
Views: 4819

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

The problem with that is that it is entirely subjective. What is one person's comment, criticism or even innocent comment is another person's insult. You're advocating censorship because of people's sensitivities, which leaves the field open to fanatics and fundamentalists of every sort: you're let...

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by Cerecl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 115
Views: 4819

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

You either have freedom of speech or you don't. Having your beliefs insulted doesn't give you the right to physically attack anyone. We all have varying degrees of freedom of speech, no one has absolute freedom. No argument about the second sentence and I said as much. I am however taken aback by t...

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by Cerecl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 115
Views: 4819

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

I am not saying they should be protected I am saying better judgement could save a few lives. I mean it's my right to insult overweight people to their face but I choose not to. You're giving legitimacy to nutjob terrorists. I almost never agree with NIKV69 on this forum, but he is spot on here. Fr...

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by Cerecl
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1565
Views: 23197

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

Maybe when they come back with no cancellations then you’ll believe it. They said they’re negotiating deferrals, if they were looking for substitutions or cancellations I’m sure they would’ve made it somewhat obvious. How do you know what they need? Are you their fleet planner. Please rest :lol: By...

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by Cerecl
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1565
Views: 23197

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

Maybe read that. It was apparently very clear from their presentation they had no intention of swapping or cancelling they’re only focusing on deferrals. Which they will obviously get from Boeing The "official prospectus" apparently states 777-9 is sought after by CX. It doesn't mean they...

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by Cerecl
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1565
Views: 23197

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

They are in advance discussions with Boeing to delay their 779s, but no plans to cancel or swap for any 787s. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-cathay-pacific-outlook/cathay-pacific-reaches-deal-for-airbus-delivery-delays-in-advanced-talks-with-boeing-idUKKCN24N01G The quoted news does not contain ...

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by Cerecl
Wed May 27, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP
Replies: 94
Views: 4971

Re: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP

[ I would repeat my previous reply with a different highlight: The key here is not that they (=Chinese government) didn't do anything by themselves, instead it's more about what they(=Chinese government) released caused everyone, including both individual travellers, transportation companies like a...

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by Cerecl
Fri May 22, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP
Replies: 94
Views: 4971

Re: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP

The key here is not that they didn't do anything by themselves, instead it's more about what they released caused everyone, including both individual travellers, transportation companies like airlines, as well as government of countries around the world made misinformed decision . Also, thay case c...

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by Cerecl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The way I see it is that governments are making policy decisions based on insufficient data. I have not heard of a government conducting - large-scale (say 10,000) random tests for infection to determine how many are infected - large-scale (say 10,000) random tests for past infection to determine h...

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by Cerecl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

How about a test of 2000 radomly selected people, just to get an idea of where we're at? No doubt the impact on the health system is bad, but if it is a consequence of 50% having had the disease or 5% makes a huge difference in the choices we have to make going forward. Right now we might end up in...

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by Cerecl
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I think it is extremely important to gain some idea of the level of prevalence since that will place governments in a position where they can make decisions on a more informed basis. Today's UK mumbers are about 17,000 confirmed infections with about 150 in critical care. It is known that the real ...

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by Cerecl
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

So, I have been reading the news, but no real useful information was there. What is the prevalence of COVID-19 in each country? How likely is covid 19 to kill you, if you are infected? I would be satisfied just with the prevalence numbers. That would allow us to determine if COVID 19 is dangerous, ...

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by Cerecl
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Interesting, thank you! Apparently, the definitions have changed, since I was selling bulk aspirin and paracetamol for a living! :old: Back then, both were referred to as NSAID's inside Rhone-Poulenc, and it was one of top pharma companies of the world at the time. No worries, aspirin is an NSAID, ...

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by Cerecl
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

It's shameful that our medical professionals didn't see this coming and didn't secure masks, and now resort to telling people to not protect themselves so they can protect themselves. Now I hear doctors complaining that they only have a small stock and then show on TV a couple of useless surgical m...

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by Cerecl
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Interesting. Ibuprofen and paracetamol are both NSAID's, so it must be a specific reaction to each that is presumably setting them apart. And cortisone is a steroid, again a different group of products. No. Paracetamol is not an NSAID-it has anti-pyrexial but little anti-inflammatory properties. Pl...

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by Cerecl
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

On another subject, when will China come clean and say where this virus came from, the 'bat' theory was debunked, so its still all a mystery how this came about. How can they "come clean" when they've got no idea? Pangolin was suggested as the most likely but it is not proven. https://www...

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by Cerecl
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212212

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

It will only cause early 757 and 767 retirements due to the EIS year of those types. No impacts to other types, as even a 30 year old A320 is worth several times more than a 2010 built 763. Dude what is your beef with 767? :? Right at the beginning of this epidemic you were predicting the end of JL...

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by Cerecl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The actions in China do not correlate to the official numbers. Some number of people are "self quarantined" (locked in) and even dying. If there was freedom of speech, one can get a feel of the truth. Wile 85%+ of Twitter is bunk, there are gems in there. I've seen enough reports of how s...

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by Cerecl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Yes they stood up and did the quarantine but a few weeks later than they should have, by then it was much bigger. This article in the Epoch Times indicates it didn't stop this banquet from occurring even though health people wanted to stop it. It caused a huge jump in exposure in late January. (I a...

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by Cerecl
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I disagree on China doing an amazing job. Freedom of speech would have stopped this early, probably in December when it could have been nothing. Instead we have crematoriums running 24/7 and the question is how large a multiple of the official death rate is real. The official infection and death ra...

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by Cerecl
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212212

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

When and how will airlines make decision about flight to Chinese hubs other than Wuhan beyond March and is it likely that the suspension will be continued? It appears that relatively small numbers of new cases are now being reported in Shanghai and Beijing. I understand the CNY return-to-work crowd ...

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by Cerecl
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 1819

Re: Is it time for China Airlines to rebrand as Taiwan Airlines?

Ultimately, the main customer bases for CA and CI are Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese people. The two airline's names in Chinese are quite different therefore no much room for confusion. Even for those who do not know the difference between CI and CA, surely the hubs they fly to would offer some clar...

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by Cerecl
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

No, even those who only have mild symptoms, have no fever and didn't cough would still develop pneumonia: http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2020-01/24/c_1125500055.htm You are drawing the wrong conclusion from the article. Those who was diagnosed with nCoV pneumonia often had mild symptoms to begin...

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by Cerecl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Oh dear, apparently the "director of the Wuhan Department of Otorhinolaryngology" has died from the virus. That must be unsettling for the healthcare workers dealing with this. Once again, only news links are in Chinese. The doctor who unfortunately passed away had retired and was not act...

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by Cerecl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I'm not sure you understand that this is a NOVEL disease and everyone suspected of having the virus is being hospitalized, even if they aren't dying. The case fatality rate for the original first generation cases, before the virus had a chance to adapt, is very concerning. No it is you that doesn't...

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by Cerecl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I seriously don't get anyone that still argue that things are not bad even now! If it is not highly contagious, spread so quickly, and also quite deadly, why does China quarantine a city of 11M people??? China does that basically to protect everyone else (including, well, Beijing where those CCP cr...

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by Cerecl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Flu has a far smaller case fatality rate. No way you can spin that. And you base your assertion on? https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html I will take average values-470k hospitalisation, ~35K death. Now you have ~500 hospitalised, 17 passed away with this virus. You are not going to think...

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by Cerecl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Medicine and health is not my forte Well, at least your have insight. I have to give it to the PC crowd, claiming the FLU kills more people. Yeah, the FLU which actually has a cure. Yet we have here some sort of contagion from a virus your only survival depends on your immune system. Talk about kid...

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by Cerecl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

This is a disease that emerged in December, has only been recognized since 3 weeks ago, and is far outpacing SARS in infection rates. It also is killing more than it was initially, showing that it is adapting. You're already being proven wrong, so you double down. The death toll has risen to 17 now...

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by Cerecl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

And you are still trying to defend things even though the outbreak is on? Seriously, more and more cases are being confirmed, and it is already known that the virus is highly contagious, yet you still just think it is nothing to worried about? The bottom line is, nobody knows how deadly this virus ...

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by Cerecl
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Andddd death toll just rose to 6. I wonder if the mutation I was worried about happened. Again, as a matter of perspectives- During last flu season here in New South Wales, Australia, >30000 laboratory confirmed cases were identified, and 79 deaths occurred. NSW has 2/3 of the population of Wuhan. ...

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by Cerecl
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

So you think we should just do nothing and let it adapt to humans until it does prove as serious? That's idiotic. It's not the same lineage as the 4 common types. You can look up a chart of genetic relationships. The human coronaviruses should not be compared to this, although both OC43 and HKU1 ar...

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by Cerecl
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

SARS was stopped. Also, considering the seafood market outbreak caught attention like it did, It's seemingly causing more severe illness than the 4 common and less severe human coronaviruses. This one has genes tracing back to bat coronaviruses like MERS and SARS. These have genes that tend to caus...

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by Cerecl
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 166022

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Looks like SARS again. Goodbye JAL and ANA 767 fleets. I think a bit of perspectives are in order here. Viral respiratory tract epidermic happens EVERY YEAR. Many people die every year as a result. Coronavirus is a well known cause of viral RTI even before SARS came along. SARS was a big deal becau...

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by Cerecl
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297598

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Except he explicitly said yes he would rather it be a fleet-wide issue than an accidental shooting. Errr no he didn't. He (sorry too tired to verify gender) said he would rather it be a fleet-wide issue than a war broke out. Would you rather people lose jobs, or lose lives? He clearly didn't advoca...

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by Cerecl
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 297598

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

A few? There are 7,046 737NG in service. Given the massive fleets of WN, FR, AA, UA, etc you are talking about hundreds of thousands of airline employees and millions of customers that would be affected. Not to mention it would be the end of Boeing and all of their employees. Any tiff between the U...

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by Cerecl
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28256

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

His location itself was incriminating. He was engaged in combat against the US and Iraq. No questions about his past and maybe future (but not imminent) threat to US, but this guys was killed at Baghdad International Airport. How is that incriminating? Where is your evidence of him being "in c...

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by Cerecl
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257777

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Yes, being grounded in Bordeaux looking pretty. Of course , no one will steal them I am sure. I am not so sure about HK airlines orders and China Eastern or even future of Cathay now, South African is alwayts shaky as is LATAM. All of this to prove that these orders are as shaky as a snowflake and ...

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by Cerecl
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days
Replies: 76
Views: 3731

Re: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days

Yeah...for all the talks about how Shanghai or Shenzhen is going to pass HK soon, why in the world does PRC gov't want to cling onto control of HK so badly, then? As for economy, you can say that the youth are "naive", but if anything they are certainly willing to move away from an econom...

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by Cerecl
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days
Replies: 76
Views: 3731

Re: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days

China will obviously voluntarily not cede control. Do you think Britain ceded control to India voluntarily ? Their were decades of a freedom struggle before we kicked the British out. Similarly you can't keep a people hostage for long. Previously the Americans needed the chinese market so put all t...

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by Cerecl
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days
Replies: 76
Views: 3731

Re: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days

With more than 7000 people now arrested, I don't see a future for HK in China. The HKers are not brain washed to worship China at all costs. Sentiment is everything, like in religion or race. The best evidence can't sway their minds and China in any case won't try to win hearts and minds. They beli...

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by Cerecl
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days
Replies: 76
Views: 3731

Re: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days

What does the text say? I don’t speak or write in any Chinese and I’m curious about these signs now. Thanks! The photo captured what appeared to be part of a sentence (if there was a sentence). It translates to "Be suspicious of Chinese dogs and Cockroach Ping (referring to Xi Jinping the Chin...

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by Cerecl
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days
Replies: 76
Views: 3731

Re: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days

https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0.2648%2C$multiply_1%2C$ratio_1.777778%2C$width_1059%2C$x_0%2C$y_54/t_crop_custom/w_551/q_86%2Cf_auto/8fe5b26548ee174928635767ce46e9b63ab1947a Current front page of Sydney Morning Herald. I wonder if the author actually realise what the texts mean. It is about as ...

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by Cerecl
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330Neo - 2019 a great year
Replies: 332
Views: 45627

Re: A330Neo - 2019 a great year

Point 1: it really depends on the case. Point 2: LOL Point 3: it does not mean those aircraft met the spec 1. No it doesn't really. Not to turn it into an argument about accuracy of expression, but first sentence means you are not sure, second sentence means you are sure not. They can't be both rig...

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