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by fallap
Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Options for Passing Time at HND on a Long Transit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Options for Passing Time at HND on a Long Transit?

What nationality do you have since you are required to apply for a visa to enter Japan? Independent of nationality Japan has suspended visa free entry completely. Tourist visas are available only under very strict conditions and are very limited. Individual traveling with tourist visas is not permi...

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by fallap
Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Options for Passing Time at HND on a Long Transit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1547

Re: Options for Passing Time at HND on a Long Transit?

What nationality do you have since you are required to apply for a visa to enter Japan? Personally, I would just bring a good book, get cosy somewhere with some coffee and a snack or two, try a few restaurants, look at the airplanes, contemplate about your life and your plans for the future. Maybe t...

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by fallap
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 68
Views: 6305

Re: China international borders reopening thread

The CCP under Xi has a trend for dismantling foreign influence in China. The fact that most of the foreign internet is inaccessible from China is well-known. It is also forbidden to use foreign-published textbooks in Chinese schools, private English language schools have been outlawed, and English ...

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by fallap
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.
Replies: 22
Views: 1846

Re: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.

But seriously.... what is the deal with the Russians not happy with the LGBTQ movement? What is their state of mind? I don't fully understand it when the rest of the world (mostly) is adapting fine with it. Talked to a dear Ukrainian friend of mine about the exact same topic. It has something to do...

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by fallap
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.
Replies: 22
Views: 1846

Re: Russia expands Anti-LGBT laws.

At this stage modern Russia is less progressive than the Soviet Union were in the late 1980's...

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by fallap
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5666

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

The truth is most people aren't willing to make the true sacrifices to make a change. Stop buying stuff, stop flying places, stop driving your car, turn off your AC. Good luck with that, there are billions of people living in poverty who would all want to get a bite of the good life the few of us h...

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by fallap
Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 661
Views: 15071

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

I agree that the time for vaccine mandates has ended, There never was a time for vaccine mandates in the first place. Keep the vaccines optional, encourage people to get vaccinated, and make people trust the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines - that is a far healthier solution in the long run...

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by fallap
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 661
Views: 15071

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

I agree that the time for vaccine mandates has ended, There never was a time for vaccine mandates in the first place. Keep the vaccines optional, encourage people to get vaccinated, and make people trust the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines - that is a far healthier solution in the long run.

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by fallap
Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 661
Views: 15071

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

Although about 80-90% of people in our area don't wear masks indoors, we still wear N95s in indoor public places. We have not yet had COVID, and we're all vaxed and boosted. I have only worn a mask when required indoors, travelled, partied, been dating, and hooking up, since day 1 of the pandemic. ...

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by fallap
Mon May 16, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 1960

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

It’s not just Russia, it’s Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Armenia and then it gets really crazy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. In Ukraine all the taxi driver remove the seatbelts from their vehicles. It apparently proves they are good drivers. In all my 31 years I have never used seatbelts when riding in a ...

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by fallap
Sun May 15, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The terrible roads of Russia.
Replies: 22
Views: 1960

Re: The terrible roads of Russia.

Russia was always cowboy country. Seems like nothing has changed. It’s not just Russia, it’s Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Armenia and then it gets really crazy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan. In Ukraine all the taxi driver remove the seatbelts from their vehicles. It apparently proves they are good drivers...

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by fallap
Sun May 08, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 68118

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I am beyond tired of politics in health. I’m more than tired of health in politics, i.e. doctors and virologists whose narrow medical way of thinking have been allowed to dictate health politics since the start of the pandemic. A pandemic is too important to be left to the doctors. In other news, o...

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by fallap
Tue May 03, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48351

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Well, better start buying stocks in knitting needles. Because women's demand for abortions will certainly not dissapear, rather they will seek them in places where their health and safety can't be ensured. Reminds me of banning the use of escorts, the market persists but those you seek to protect ar...

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by fallap
Tue May 03, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 661
Views: 15071

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

lightsaber wrote:
It is time to live.

Lightsaber


Stop the presses!

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by fallap
Tue May 03, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 661
Views: 15071

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

Shanghai found 58 cases of covid19 outside lockdown zones: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/setback-in-shanghai-as-new-covid-cases-reported-beyond-lockdown-beijing-carries-out-more-mass-testing/ar-AAWPqEi?ocid=uxbndlbing In Beijing (same link): While cases in Beijing have not surged upwards lik...

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by fallap
Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 661
Views: 15071

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

As we start Q2 of 2022, An interesting note from the US. The decline in cases may be nearing a stop. The cases for this 7 week period vs last 7 week perid were only down .8 % or ~1500 cases from the previous 7 days. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table Spring Break ...

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by fallap
Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 50
Views: 3743

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

1) They are trained in analysis and methods laymen are not, full stop. People questioning their knowledge or analysis have no basis to do so unless they are also data scientists or familiar with scaled mitigation approaches. No different than noobs who come on here and try to tell pilots/technician...

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by fallap
Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7098
Views: 491066

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The Russian Army got say 6-8 weeks left of ressources. It's gonna be medieval before it is over. Sorry, I believe you haved mixed someting (or you have read the same misleading title on Twitter). The linked article is from Newsweek... DAYS!, not weeks! I attended a non-classified briefing at the em...

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by fallap
Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 50
Views: 3743

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

1) That's why they don't conduct health policy - they advise and provide field data. Conducting health policy is what the MPH degree confers qualification in. 2) Aphorisms are fun, but they don't preserve healthcare system capacity. 3) Define 'did little to actually save people' - I'm sure millions...

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by fallap
Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7098
Views: 491066

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The Russian Army got say 6-8 weeks left of ressources. It's gonna be medieval before it is over.

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by fallap
Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 50
Views: 3743

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

1) Doctors, Ph.D's and professors in medicine are terrific in being experts in their fields, but are not necessarily qualified to conduct health policies 2) There is more to life than simply staying alive 3) Democracies we thought were stable proved capable of enforcing draconian laws of containmen...

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by fallap
Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 50
Views: 3743

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

1) Doctors, Ph.D's and professors in medicine are terrific in being experts in their fields, but are not necessarily qualified to conduct health policies 2) There is more to life than simply staying alive 3) Democracies we thought were stable proved capable of enforcing draconian laws of containment...

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by fallap
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 3835

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

Also I would like to see Taiwan liberate mainland China and have Xi Xinping work in a shoe factory for the rest of his life

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by fallap
Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest air trip made.
Replies: 49
Views: 4431

Re: Craziest air trip made.

Copenhagen to Stockholm with SAS B736, then onwards to Doha with Qatar A332 arriving in Abu Dhabi with a Qatar A320. Then having to make my way to some obscure terminal apparently only used by guest workers to go through a laughable security check, board a Biman DC-10 to Chittagong, getting to ride ...

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by fallap
Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Changes would you like to see in 2022
Replies: 54
Views: 3835

Re: What Changes would you like to see in 2022

I would like to see the public showing as much appraisal for us hard working bureaucrats as they do with doctors and nurses ;)

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by fallap
Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netherlands Going Into Hard Lockdown From 5AM Sunday
Replies: 33
Views: 2787

Re: Netherlands Going Into Hard Lockdown From 5AM Sunday

This has gone from being a pandemic to a darn circus.

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by fallap
Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serb Republic move to depart from Bosnia
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Serb Republic move to depart from Bosnia

Probably for the better, as grievances and the quest for autonomy was among the causes of the whole damn war in the first place. The last thing we need are tensions flaring up again, if granting autonomy to Republika Srpska is a way to avoid it, then fine with me.

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by fallap
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2903

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

Tobacco should not be legal with our knowledge of what it does to both the user and those around them. Can you think of another product which, when used exactly as intended, has such a high likelihood of illness or death? Firearms? :b You might want to think about that example a little more. So why...

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by fallap
Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand to BAN smoking
Replies: 59
Views: 2903

Re: New Zealand to BAN smoking

Talk about interfering in people lives and taking away choices on a legal product Tobacco should not be legal with our knowledge of what it does to both the user and those around them. Can you think of another product which, when used exactly as intended, has such a high likelihood of illness or de...

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by fallap
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 1628

Re: 80 Years Since Attack on Pearl Harbor

Just to show how much history means to different generations can be seen just on these forums. Without going into specifics (because I'd probably get the post deleted), here's an example. A poster from one country chastises another from a different country about some human rights or military issue....

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by fallap
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 6056

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

I take issue with your intimation that this is 'a mild pandemic', given that in excess of 250,000,000 people are recorded as having been infected with COVID-19 and in excess of 5,000,000 people are recorded as dying after becoming infected with COVID-19. Source: https://www.worldometers.info/corona...

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by fallap
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 6056

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

lightsaber wrote:
Francoflier wrote:


Germany must implement stricter measures. I'm afraid the USA is only weeks behind.

Lightsaber


What sort of stricter measures would you like to see implemented in Germany? :)

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by fallap
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 6056

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's quite astonishing, and worrying, how supposedly robust liberal democracies are willing to throw a firesale of civil liberties and fundamental freedoms the moment a mild pandemic appears. I take issue with your intimation that this is 'a mild pandemic', given that in excess of 250,000,000 peopl...

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by fallap
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 6056

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's also astonishing and worrying how many people will resist making simple gestures that benefit everyone around them in the name of a dated interpretation of individual rights. Didn’t realize that bodily autonomy and right to be secure in your person were dated individual rights. In China you’re...

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by fallap
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 6056

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's quite astonishing, and worrying, how supposedly robust liberal democracies are willing to throw a firesale of civil liberties and fundamental freedoms the moment a mild pandemic appears. It's also astonishing and worrying how many people will resist making simple gestures that benefit everyone...

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by fallap
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens
Replies: 131
Views: 6056

Re: Germany Moves to Restrict Unvaccinated Citizens

It's quite astonishing, and worrying, how supposedly robust liberal democracies are willing to throw a firesale of civil liberties and fundamental freedoms the moment a mild pandemic appears. I am sorry, but this isn't Ebola and most of us will come out unscathed from an infection. What also concern...

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by fallap
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 598
Views: 68118

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

lightsaber wrote:
c933103 wrote:
art wrote:



With the crazy amount that Omicron mutated, it means we eventually get something which, in my opinion, will make the 1918-1920 flu seem mild.



The Spanish Flu killed tens of millions, you really think the new variant will be just as deadly? Or did I misinterpret your post? :)

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by fallap
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 25
Views: 2246

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/12/02/school-bullies-could-face-three-years-jail-new-french-law/ In my opinion children has no place in jail in any civilised country! I really don't see what exactly this is meant to improve, and honestly it reeks of the usual pandering to the masses by ...

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by fallap
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 25
Views: 2246

Re: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

I was mercilessly bullied as a kid and in my experience, it’s often the bullied kid who ends up getting into trouble when they finally defend themselves. Many also end up dropping out while the bullies face no consequences. My schools were zero tolerance but that doesn’t mean anything. I would desp...

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by fallap
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law
Replies: 25
Views: 2246

School bullies could face up to three years in jail under new French law

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/12/02/school-bullies-could-face-three-years-jail-new-french-law/ In my opinion children has no place in jail in any civilised country! I really don't see what exactly this is meant to improve, and honestly it reeks of the usual pandering to the masses by p...

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by fallap
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 23665

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

We have to force the vaccine on the uneducated and math challenged because at the end of the day they are killing themselves. It's a good rule of thumb not to demonize the people you disagree with, calling unvaccinated people uneducated and math challenged will hardly win them over. The vaccine oug...

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by fallap
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 3734

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

Ask the cabin crew nicely if they will allow you to sleep in their crew compartment. :b

Otherwise, down a good chunk of alcohol before boarding and pass out. The crew may even extend you the courtesy of ducttaping you to your seat for free. xD

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by fallap
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 23665

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

We have to force the vaccine on the uneducated and math challenged because at the end of the day they are killing themselves. It's a good rule of thumb not to demonize the people you disagree with, calling unvaccinated people uneducated and math challenged will hardly win them over. The vaccine oug...

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by fallap
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: People who've had LASIK and PRK surgeries, chime in!
Replies: 25
Views: 1583

Re: People who've had LASIK and PRK surgeries, chime in!

Eye surgery scares the hell out of me. What is the chance you get blinded?? From what I gather about the anatomy of the eye it is impossible to be blinded by the LASIK procedure as the eye sight nerves are located in the back of the eye out of reach of the scalp and laser. You can still risk damage...

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by fallap
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: People who've had LASIK and PRK surgeries, chime in!
Replies: 25
Views: 1583

Re: People who've had LASIK and PRK surgeries, chime in!

(1) LASIK (2) I had two options to choose from; LASIK and LASEK. LASEK is cheaper but takes longer to heal, it would only make sense if I wanted to become a member of the Special Forces. Thus I chose LASIK. (3) My eyesight was near perfect shortly after the operation. I had to administer anti-biotic...

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by fallap
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greece, Passenger Locater Form, transit?
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Greece, Passenger Locater Form, transit?

I'm trying to fill in my PLF for arrival to Greece on Friday But I am struggling to make sense of what to write in the country of departure? Because only one flight number can be filled in I am flying CPH-ZRH-ATH So should I write Denmark or Switzerland as country of departure? Best wishes, - Philip

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by fallap
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 43433

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

There is nothing more fruitful in wonders than the art of being free; but there is nothing harder than apprenticeship in liberty. It is not the same with despotism. Despotism often presents itself as the repairer of all the misfortunes suffered; it is the support of legitimate rights, the upholder o...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 43433

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Sydney, a major metropolis in total lockdown because of 80 cases. This must be the embodiment of insanity to restrict the basic right to free movement due to a handful of cases. Fortunately this sort of madness proposed by doctors were shot down in Denmark. Delta quickly overwhelms the hospitals. B...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 43433

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Sydney, a major metropolis in total lockdown because of 80 cases. This must be the embodiment of insanity to restrict the basic right to free movement due to a handful of cases. Fortunately this sort of madness proposed by doctors were shot down in Denmark. Seriously? Does one really need to explai...

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by fallap
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 43433

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Sydney, a major metropolis in total lockdown because of 80 cases. This must be the embodiment of insanity to restrict the basic right to free movement due to a handful of cases. Fortunately this sort of madness proposed by doctors were shot down in Denmark.

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