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by Aesma
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal
Replies: 86
Views: 2140

Re: Justin Trudeau Blackface Scandal

I don't know how it is in Québec, or more importantly how it was at the time, but here in France, there is no stigma associated with "blackface". Well, it's starting just now, but the people who are offended concentrate on things that happen now, not in the past.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Hellinikion Project
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: The Hellinikion Project

Seems like a really big project for Greece. Why build a skyscraper if you have so much land available ?

The space is too big to make just a park out of it, but they should definitely make it a green city, with lots of vegetation making it cooler.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mediterranean cruise out of Rome
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: Mediterranean cruise out of Rome

Rome isn't a port city so it's a bit like Ryanair saying you're landing in Paris BVA when BVA has nothing to do with Paris.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?

Didn't a GE90 also throw a blade early on ?

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?
Replies: 73
Views: 2187

Re: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?

I don't think there would be anything massive, most of these people are all talk. There were big tea party rallies with rifles on display etc., because Obama was spending too much. Now, where are they ?

Some young ones, you never know.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 77
Views: 3378

Re: Oil Fields Attack

There's a great analysis by Washington Institute: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/a-credibility-test-for-u.s.-saudi-defense-relations-and-iran-deterrence The strike was highly effective from a military perspective. The weapons hit at around 4 a.m. local time and appear to h...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 77
Views: 3378

Re: Oil Fields Attack

That’s certainly a concern, among others, but staying so close to an ‘ally’ that continues to fund radicalism in multiple countries is not what sensible people call prevention. Iran funds Shia radicals. Saudia funds Sunni radicals. The squabbles have been going on since Mohammad died without leavin...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 77
Views: 3378

Re: Oil Fields Attack

I can see a Saudi-Israeli coalition forming. The US will not get involved outside of "support". But if China or the Russians want to get involved "keeping the peace", who cares? US interests in the ME are waning. Finally. Not according to 45’s tweet an hour ago: Saudi Arabia oil...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil Fields Attack
Replies: 77
Views: 3378

Re: Oil Fields Attack

Hell of a thing to be helping KSA with their little war while another 9/11 anniversary comes and goes and another DOJ places Riyadh’s needs above 9/11 families, no? The mind boggles at the ‘patriotism’ in DC. Not sure what part of "stable energy prices" you don't understand but as I recal...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

The libdems have a position fit for a minority party. Give us a majority (3XX MPs) and we'll revoke ! Knowing full well that isn't in the cards, and if somehow it happened, then that would prove there is probably a majority for that position. Some may call it "fit for a minority party", o...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

About Orban, I can see it going both ways. Yes he and Hungary are on frigid terms inside the EU. What does he gain by going against the other leaders ? He will only embolden those who want Hungary sanctioned, barred from getting EU funds, things like that. The fun part is the future lunch with Junke...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Sure, but the French will have the option of putting special measures in place for a UK membership application, and we know it will not contain exemptions but probably additional expectations to have the English swallow their pride, a win for France. That weirdly distorted tabloid view of Europe ha...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.
Replies: 50
Views: 12119

Re: WTO green lights tariffs on Airbus, Trump ready.

Pretty much every country imposes tariffs. The US is amongst the lowest, even now. Facts, not BS... U.S. tariffs are among the lowest in the world – and in the nation’s history https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/22/u-s-tariffs-are-among-the-lowest-in-the-world-and-in-the-nations-history/...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 51
Views: 7363

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

If gas-x coalesces small air bubbles into big ones, will it not make you fart more ?

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Kavanaugh Allegations
Replies: 71
Views: 2778

Re: More Kavanaugh Allegations

I'm a leftie and not a fan of Kavanaugh, but I have to say that women who are proven to have falsely accused a man of sexual assault should end up in Jail. For a long time. These accusations are getting out of hand, with more and more being proven false and the women are getting off without any pun...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4744

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

My earlier message saying nothing was learnt that day has been deleted, yet others are still there saying the same thing. This was caused by "the West", led by the US, getting involved in wars for oil in the Middle East. Consequence ? More wars fought in the Middle East. This was caused by...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Age Disparity in Pilots Around the World?
Replies: 15
Views: 2207

Re: Age Disparity in Pilots Around the World?

I think these big jets doing long flights are actually the easiest to fly, so the young pilots should fly those, and the experienced pilots the short haul flights !

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Belgium 10 yr dry lease 2 falcon 7-x for 124 million Euros
Replies: 13
Views: 2126

Re: Belgium 10 yr dry lease 2 falcon 9-x for 124 million Euros

Yeah I'm sure it includes everything bar pilots, fuel and hangar/landing fees.

However since money is beyond free at the moment, it's dumb to not buy them outright.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Yes, I don't really know why there is such a difference with the way France integrate overseas territories like La Martinique, La Guadeloupe, La Guyanne, Saint Pierre et Miquelon and so on, that are french departments. I suspect it is because French Colonial realm was never as large as the English,...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Is regulatory control really the correct term to be used, and yes I agree that a lot of persons play foot loose and fancy free on a number of terms because as a discussion forum, we will only debate the ones that mean the most two us. So let's take the most famous / infamous item on the list, chlor...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 30
Views: 4170

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

That's a gigantic amount of people, there is no way it's to make low production numbers fighter aircraft or hypothetical supersonic dreamliners. Even car factories nowadays don't have that many people !

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC
Replies: 71
Views: 8663

Re: Corsair set to become 9th carrier between PAR and NYC

9 carriers in Paris-NYC and there are no flights between Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes or Toulouse to the US. That is French centralism at its best! The problem is that even if companies have a major presence in these cities, the HQ will probably be in Paris. And they have good connections to P...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport
Replies: 19
Views: 3931

Re: Logrono (RJL) in Spain to become ghost airport

A good reminder that "infrastructure spending" has to make some sense even if you have free, unlimited money available.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 1452

Re: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!

Aaron747 : yes he talked about it but didn't do it right away, so it wasn't that high on his agenda, or maybe he had forgotten !

About deals that aren't very different, that's the case for the new NAFTA from my understanding.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!
Replies: 27
Views: 1452

Re: Trump wants to loan Iran $15 billion? SAD!

He has now fired the guy that made him renounce the deal, so it's not that surprising. Little known fact, France was harsher than the US when negotiating the deal, in fact Iran held some grudge at us for a time because of it. The problem I see is that it will be very difficult to get anything more t...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)
Replies: 19
Views: 3630

Re: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)

That airport looks scary, and surely that approach isn't stabilized, too fast and too high ?

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1706 emeregncy Landing At NAS
Replies: 31
Views: 7977

Re: B6 1706 emeregncy Landing At NAS

In that case something that could matter is whether ARFF is operational, and of course is the runway cleared of potential hazards.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 4740

Re: What is VFR?

My mother comes from Italy, we go there regularly, during the holidays (of which there are many in France and Italy), vacation times in the summer/winter, etc. That's VFR, and is not really affected by economic conditions. I guess if more young Italians would move to France for work (which is the ca...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Well, enough is enough I would say. The House is losing a good speaker, who really enjoyed the role. Let's see how history judges him, as some would say, the systems and the institutions are more important than any one single individual and or goal. He has defended parliament, which is his job. Man...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor
Replies: 48
Views: 1719

Re: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor

Oh well...now Bolton can hope to cash in on a Fox News gig as a cheerleader political contributor. Stories are differing though. Trump, through Twitter, says he told Bolton his services are no longer required (i.e. he fired him)...but Bolton said he offered to resign last night and Trump's reply wa...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3982
Views: 516120

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Remind us all how many orders Chinese airlines / companies hold for the max? More than 25% of max in service were Chinese prior to grounding... So since China owns tons of 737Max, their certification competency is credible?When did a Chinese made aircraft, supervised by the CAAC, get FAA or EASA ce...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3982
Views: 516120

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I actually see China and CAAC as the real "king makers" in the room. Their current silence is maybe just the calm before the storm? China has zero credibility on these matters. Remind us all how many orders Chinese airlines / companies hold for the max? More than 25% of max in service wer...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four States Cancel GOP Primaries
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: Four States Cancel GOP Primaries

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Personally I feel the whole concept of the election being on a state by state basis is ridiculous and undemocratic, but once you accept it, then all bets are off.


You'd like Russia then.


All I know (and need to know) about the Russian system is that in the end, Putin wins.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3982
Views: 516120

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

oschkosch wrote:
I actually see China and CAAC as the real "king makers" in the room. Their current silence is maybe just the calm before the storm?


China has zero credibility on these matters.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

I think a deal with the EU is conceivable, basically the UK out of the EU, with a good relationship between the two, a reasonable trade deal, etc. It's conceivable, but not achievable, from the point we're at now. It will probably happen eventually, after 5 or 10 years more of misery, maybe with the...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Dominic Raab on last week, I find it unbelievable that the journalist let him get away with a number of things. Especially the mantra from the government: Corbyn is a coward for not wanting an election while it is evident why that is. And the second thing, Dominic Raab doesn't understand of not wil...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four States Cancel GOP Primaries
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: Four States Cancel GOP Primaries

Personally I feel the whole concept of the election being on a state by state basis is ridiculous and undemocratic, but once you accept it, then all bets are off.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 38
Views: 17954

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

Thanks

Tabloids...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 38
Views: 17954

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

Any picture so we can see for ourselves if it exited the runway ?

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

(Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Sunday that, as things stand, the European Union would not grant Britain an extension beyond Oct. 31 to negotiate its exit from the bloc. Here we go .... Does the French foreign minister speak for the EU27? That's the question, or is it ? I'm sure there...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

(Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Sunday that, as things stand, the European Union would not grant Britain an extension beyond Oct. 31 to negotiate its exit from the bloc. Here we go .... France is upping the pressure for a regime change in the UK, that's all. Parliament needs to finish...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8821

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

But the technology is rather people not taking short flights on turboprop or jets, instead using a flying car.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8821

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

The technological advances you mention also make pressurization less of an issue. That's why plastic planes (A350 and B787) have higher pressurization.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise
Replies: 51
Views: 2894

Re: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise

"Saving the planet" is a fallacy.

What about saving countless animal species that are endangered because of our actions ?

What about saving beaches ? I don't know you, but I quite like beaches.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 59
Views: 2339

Re: Body modifications

Just out of idle curiosity, what color is/was your hair and beard naturally? Undefined, which is kind of the problem. Dark blonde or something like that, that can go lighter when exposed to sun. Gotcha. Around here that shade of hair is referred to as "Honey Colored"- not quite blond, not...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vendor-specific laptop features
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Vendor-specific laptop features

I prefer my computers hand built (big tower types), laptops are used out of necessity, and provided by my company, so my choice is limited, and only from Dell. I'm not aware of any specific way to connect them, nowadays you have gigabit ethernet (well, you can, I don't as my laptop is too thin) and ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 835
Views: 23631

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

An election is not that likely to bring things to closure though, the parliament could be even more hung than before. As for Le Pen, she didn't have Ireland (that wasn't mentioned during the campaign, a big part of the problem), but she did have the Euro, and that was what sunk her : people like hav...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Bolton as National Security Advisor
Replies: 48
Views: 1719

Re: West Wing Drama - Bolton/Pompeo

Being a war hawk is one thing, but if the guy wants more war in Afghanistan, while starting a new one in Iran, to include Israel, Lebanon, etc., he's a war maniac !

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body modifications
Replies: 59
Views: 2339

Re: Body modifications

I would definitely die my hair if I still had hair... I expect science to give me hair back at some point so I keep it on my bucket list. Probably would die the beard too to go with it. Just out of idle curiosity, what color is/was your hair and beard naturally? Undefined, which is kind of the prob...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19322

Re: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership

Yes, no slot swapping or selling. Either you buy the whole airline or the slots go back into the pool and get redistributed in the "traditional" way. The problem is that Aigle Azur is likely not to exist anymore, maybe as soon as next week since all sales are closed as from next tuesday S...

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