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.Jump to post
Didn't a GE90 also throw a blade early on ?Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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/...Jump to post
If gas-x coalesces small air bubbles into big ones, will it not make you fart more ?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 !Jump to post
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...Jump to post
A good reminder that "infrastructure spending" has to make some sense even if you have free, unlimited money available.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
(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...Jump to post
(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...Jump to post
But the technology is rather people not taking short flights on turboprop or jets, instead using a flying car.Jump to post
The technological advances you mention also make pressurization less of an issue. That's why plastic planes (A350 and B787) have higher pressurization.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post