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by art
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails
Replies: 69
Views: 2078

Re: Lawsuit Against Houston Hospital Mandating Vaccine for Employees Fails

Forcing people to take the vaccine is a crime imho. In this instance people are not being forced to take a vaccine. A medical faculty is acknowledging that the threat posed by SARS-coronavirus-2 can be mitigated by vaccination (the data to support this view are overwhemling) ergo if you want to wor...

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Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Komsomulsk na Amur a defacto Closed City?
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Komsomulsk na Amur a defacto Closed City?

I start by confessing total ignorance.

If the Sukhoi KNAAPO plant is located at UHKD, why fly to KXK to get to UHKD?

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Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 132
Views: 26309

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

French language paper 'Le Matin' speculates that Rafale is the likely choice. Après les menaces d’initiative populaire lancée par la gauche en cas de choix américain, et sans doute pour d’autres raisons stratégiques, personne ne croit plus vraiment à Berne aux chances des avions américains. Cela dev...

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Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

UK delays opening society up for 4 weeks from June 21st to July 19th. By that time (according to my model) 1st jab should have been given to ~ 80% of population and 2nd jab to ~55% of population. I believe the government is aiming at 66% of population having 2nd jabs by July 19th, in which case vacc...

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Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1595679-20210613.htm Hong Kong: A survey among poor elderly in Hong Kong indocate 50% of them say they won't take the vaccine and another 30% say they're considering. Of these 80% elderly, half of them say they're willing to take the vaccine if they are bei...

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Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1595679-20210613.htm Hong Kong: A survey among poor elderly in Hong Kong indocate 50% of them say they won't take the vaccine and another 30% say they're considering. Of these 80% elderly, half of them say they're willing to take the vaccine if they are bei...

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by art
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

From the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/11/delta-variant-is-linked-to-90-of-covid-cases-in-uk Dr Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, urged people eligible for vaccination to come forward to receive the jab. However the number of jabs adminis...

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by art
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I keep an eye on happenings in UK, because what happens there will happen here sooner or later. We could use that lead time to prepare better, but we won't. Just pretend surprised when it hits the fan. Big rise in delta here in UK. It is reported that 90% of current COVID-19 infections are delta. N...

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by art
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales
Replies: 17
Views: 1498

Re: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales

What's next - KF-21? Probably not. They reneged on partnership payments for that. Maybe to reserve those funds as preliminary payment for a potential Rafale order :?: Could be. After all, your linked article on the KF-21 in the other thread did say this..... Quote: While an official from the Defens...

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Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 65261

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

I can see that making one set of systems for 2 different aircraft would cut costs. For example, why should 2 different radars be developed? A cheaper approach and possibly a better approach technically would be for the nations in the 2 programmes to develop 1 radar.

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by art
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: Space junk

Fishing for knowledge here. Any answers welcome How large/how much mass does something need to be to be counted as a unit of space junk? I presume that a dust cloud consisting in 10,000 particles does not count as 10,000 pieces of space junk. What are the smallest/least massive objects currently tra...

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by art
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I agree with suspension without pay, but not losing a license. You are seizing property without due process in that you take away years of their work. My medical license is not my property. It's a privilege that I have to work hard to maintain. In my opinion, there should be a look at how to struct...

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by art
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales
Replies: 17
Views: 1498

Re: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales

Fom Janes: Indonesia selects FREMM design for frigate programme but questions remain over funding https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/indonesia-selects-fremm-design-for-frigate-programme-but-questions-remain-over-funding Sounds like that deal is still to be finalised, too. Indonesia seems...

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by art
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales
Replies: 17
Views: 1498

Re: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales

“Come Into Force” contract signed is not a sales contract. The “Come Into Force” contract will then become the basis for the Effective Contract after all agreements between Indonesia and France are reached and Indonesia has paid an advance for the purchase of 36 Rafales . Meanwhile, until now Indon...

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by art
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 35444

Re: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread

For the demonstrator, the more powerful EJ200 engine was dismissed in favor of the M88 because (a) Safran is not involved and (b) RR is involved, even if that means that the demonstrator has to be scaled down significantly. Now, that does sound dumb. I'm surprised Germany and Spain did not insist o...

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by art
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 65261

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

Top NATO general urges ‘alignment’ between US and European sixth-gen fighter plans https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2021/06/10/top-nato-general-urges-alignment-between-us-and-european-sixth-gen-fighter-plans/ Sensible advice, isn't it? It is, and I agree with the sentiment. Though it's all...

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by art
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales
Replies: 17
Views: 1498

Re: Indonesia contracts 36 Dassault Rafales

“Come Into Force” contract signed is not a sales contract. The “Come Into Force” contract will then become the basis for the Effective Contract after all agreements between Indonesia and France are reached and Indonesia has paid an advance for the purchase of 36 Rafales . Meanwhile, until now Indone...

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by art
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 65261

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... ter-plans/

Sensible advice, isn't it?
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Top NATO general urges ‘alignment’ between US and European sixth-gen fighter plans

https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... ter-plans/

Sensible advice, isn't it?

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by art
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 35444

Re: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread

https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... ter-plans/

Sensible advice, isn't it?
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Top NATO general urges ‘alignment’ between US and European sixth-gen fighter plans

https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... ter-plans/

Sensible advice, isn't it?

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by art
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

Hunky dory... IMO, she is free to express her viewpoint,whether I agree with it or not. I agree. What should not be tolerated is threats by people whose religion tells them that they have a licence to attack people who voice opinions contrary to the tenets of their religion eg what their religion s...

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by art
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

Braybuddy wrote:
That's the problem with trying to integrate a medieval mindset into modern, pluralist democracies.


Exactement. Beautifully succinct, if I may so say.

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by art
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

If medical workers won't take a vaccine authorized by the FDA for emergency use during an actual emergency, then they are working in the wrong field. Completely agree. The ethics of medical care dictate that the welfare of the patient comes before the (misconceived by some medics, in this instance)...

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by art
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 204
Views: 46165

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

Two months after its much-ballyhooed April 9 unveiling, the KF-21 Boramae is being dismantled, raising awkward questions about the true readiness of the prototype of Korea's first indigenously developed fighter jet. https://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/2021/06/01/national/defense/KFX-jet-prototype/...

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by art
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 11768

Re: New British aircraft carriers - News and Discussion Thread

The QE class was originally intended to be easy to convert from STOVL to CTOL. But the UK government failed to keep an eye on the builders and when they actually wanted to convert them, the UK government discovered that it was going to cost about as much as just building a new pair. The wonders of ...

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by art
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In UK only 3 of 126 hospitizations due to the Delta variant were fully vaccinated. https://news.yahoo.com/news/three-vaccinated-hospitalised-indian-variant-100543815.html That is great news on vaccine effectiveness. Lightsaber The low level of hospitalisation of vaccinees is reassuring. The rate of...

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by art
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 12367

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

OK, I'll stand down on this one. No, I don't have access to any data (including Boeing's markup). If better informed perhaps I should have levelled my criticism at Honeywell. Or at their suppliers. Or at the worldwide practice of defence companies indirectly soaking the taxpayer (It's national secur...

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by art
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 12367

Re: Boeing KC-46 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2021

Cost of spares in question... “They’re trying to recover some of their costs on the back end, and they’re starting to recover their costs basically on some of these spares,” said one government official with knowledge of the contract discussions. One part in particular now costs 15 times what the Ai...

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by art
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 25740

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

There doesn't seem to be a minimal chance of an shipped version of Grippen for the Brazilian Navy. In fact, important defense programs like the submarines, the KC-390, corvettes are somewhat delayed and under severe budget constraint. The Air Force seems to intend to place a complementary order, ie...

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by art
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I know of quite a few companies starting to look at back to work and travel between now and September. How do they propose to deal with unvaccinated employees? Will they be allowed back? And what happens to employees who have not been vaccinated, go back to the office or travel and get COVID-19? Wi...

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by art
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Francoflier wrote:
Crossing borders needs to be strictly reserved for vaccinated people (at least adults).


Don't children get coronavirus?

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by art
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed

Aesma wrote:
These monuments were made to change history, rather.


That is an interesting idea. Presumably the general concerned was an invention. :smile:

Aesma wrote:
Today the history is well known, only people with delusions cling to confederate stuff.


What is delusional about remembering someone from the past?

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by art
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed
Replies: 8
Views: 775

Re: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed

Removing mementos of the past changes history. Right or wrong? If wrong, what is achieved?

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by art
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup

Is there no penalty for sedition in the US? I'm not talking about the state coming down on your average, unknown Jo calling for a military coup. I'm talking about a politician supporting the overthrow of democracy.

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by art
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3419

Re: Will GE’s XA100 adaptive combat engine transform the F35 ?

I wonder if with this engine F-35 could get through transonic to supersonic in level flight and stay there without afterburner being needed.

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by art
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 35444

Re: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread

That sounds a lot like France is pushing to use the avionics, engines, and secondary systems of the Rafale in a more stealthy shape to get what they believe is a low risk path to their own stealth fighter. While that is a logical approach, it does nothing for German or Spanish industry. So what opt...

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by art
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

UK has vaccinated (first jab) over 75% of population of 18 years or more. Recent UK 7 day avg infection numbers: May 26th - 2582 27th - 2655 28th - 2785 29th - 2941 30th - 3071 31st - 3206 June 1st - 3304 2nd - 3486 Trend is not good. About 2 weeks ago restrictions were eased. In the last 4 weeks I...

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by art
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

UK has vaccinated (first jab) over 75% of population of 18 years or more. Recent UK 7 day avg infection numbers: May 26th - 2582 27th - 2655 28th - 2785 29th - 2941 30th - 3071 31st - 3206 June 1st - 3304 2nd - 3486 Trend is not good. About 2 weeks ago restrictions were eased. In the last 4 weeks In...

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by art
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Croatia apparently goes for the Rafale
Replies: 7
Views: 2525

Re: Croatia apparently goes for the Rafale

Indonesia is not a done deal yet... https://eurasiantimes.com/acquiring-36-rafale-jets-from-french-dassault-aviation-have-hit-financial-roadblocks-reports/ Yes, I also read the Janes' revelation that funds were not budgeted for Rafale in the financial year. Indonesia has not improved its position b...

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by art
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition
Replies: 132
Views: 26309

Re: Switzerland Restarting Fighter Competition

"The U.S. models are too expensive and too problematic in terms of data protection", GSoA, SP and Greens wrote in the statement. "Switzerland risks having the U.S. military in the cockpit, so to speak." I can understand the political control aspect but I don't follow 'too expens...

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by art
Fri May 28, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 64380

Re: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread

Bit of a paradoxical kick in the teeth - since coming into operation KC390 has shown exceptional levels of availability and despatch reliability, resulting in much higher capacity in volume and flexibility in transporting cargo and personnel - so we don't need as many as we thought we would! I know ...

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by art
Fri May 28, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

J&J approved for use in UK. Source: LBC radio in England.

After a prolonged period of falling infection rates in England, they are rising again.

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by art
Thu May 27, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

It looks like the Indian variant has become the dominant variant in the UK. I heard/read on a BBC news programme that up to three quarters of infections are now of this variant. The number of reported COVID-19 infections is starting to rise as well but some of this will be due to the easing of many ...

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by art
Thu May 27, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 20486

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu-s3xP32b0
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The lesson to be drawn from this historic analysis is that the post World War One Middle East mess is largely tthe fault of the Brits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu-s3xP32b0

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by art
Thu May 27, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 140
Views: 7389

Re: China and biological warfare story

How predictably condescending. Again, Dr. Fauci had previously stated “(the evidence) is very very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated," So, based on the evidence available, he erred strongly on the side of COVID-19 being of natural origin....

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by art
Wed May 26, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26707

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

lentokone wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:

Finland implemented the ban today. Belavia had to cancel a passenger flight that was about to depart from HEL to MSQ.


If it is not permitted to fly in Finnish airspace, is it grounded at Helsinki until the ban is lifted?

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by art
Wed May 26, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2093
Views: 137310

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

.... Local TV news report claim there are rumor saying Type O Blood wouldn't generate antibody after getting SinoVac vaccine but I am not able to locate where such rumor come from That would mean about a third of people would not generate antibodies. I don't believe that - it would have shown in tr...

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by art
Wed May 26, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 65261

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

I know a Tempest TD will not use the engine to be designed for the production version but does anyone have any idea - what thrust a new engine needs to provide - if it will use variable cycle technology - how much composite will be used for vanes, blades etc - how much electrical power it will gener...

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by art
Wed May 26, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26707

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Ursula von der Leyen is part of the EU's executive.... she is not a judge in a court and does not have the authority to require a court recognise this as a hijacking The EU, being designed to function as something akin to a liberal democracy has to follow all those pesky legal niceties which are mo...

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by art
Wed May 26, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 140
Views: 7389

Re: China and biological warfare story

Well, even St. Fauci is coming around on this being a Chinese lab accident... https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/26/china/china-wuhan-lab-coronavirus-mic-intl-hnk/index.html Do you guys even read linked sources? He didn't say he believes that's the case - he expressed the scientifically valid opinion ...

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