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by Aesma
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 29
Views: 706

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

I didn't say foreclosures couldn't happen, I talked about a similar situation that in the US with it happening en masse.

In fact French articles about foreclosures and the crisis in French only talk about the US.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 29
Views: 706

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

Thanks for your insights, if you have more info on the programs mentioned I would welcome it. I can't imagine a similar situation happening in France though. The government would for sure intervene long before it went to hundreds of thousands of people losing their home. If only to keep their heads ...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4791

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

Factory built freighters make money for aircraft makers, conversions, not so much.

As for the idea that Boeing takes into account freighters when developing an aircraft, I'm not convinced, cue the plastic floor beams on the 777.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

You do understand that the divorce bill consists of funds which have already been pledged by the UK government, right? So your analogy is false. It is not the fault of the EU that the UK is leaving, so why should the EU27 pay for the UK? There is no logic in that. It’s been made clear on numerous o...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What China Can Learn From the US-Mexico Deal
Replies: 54
Views: 1315

Re: What China Can Learn From the US-Mexico Deal

https://www.ft.com/content/a12104b6-bb1 ... 176fbf93f5
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Trump does this in part to win the midterms. China could logically respond in kind and hurt Trump voters with retaliatory tariffs.

It seems they're incoming : https://www.ft.com/content/a12104b6-bb1 ... 176fbf93f5

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 29
Views: 706

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

Why were there billions to bail out banks that caused this, that after a couple of years were back to their old ways with huge bonuses etc., but no bailout for the victims ?

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

I wonder if Germany and France are willing to admit the Euro was a big mistake, probably much bigger than the immigration fiasco. England weathered the great recession so well because it controlled the Pound. Are you sure UK citizens agree with you that "England weathered the great recession s...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 29
Views: 706

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

Yes I don't think Obama did good on that front. He was much too close to Wall Street. I think the crisis led to the election of Trump, that affects all of us. The situation was badly handled in the EU too, but I don't need any insight on that. You can still buy flats in Spain and Portugal for the pr...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5763

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Aside from the US are even 76 seater jets selling ?

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 29
Views: 706

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

Prices in Germany are lower than in France. And are/were historically lower for a number of reasons, including a slow population growth compared to France. Here women still make children, coupled with immigration, more divorces, older people living longer, that means we're short several millions fla...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merrimack Valley Explosions
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Merrimack Valley Explosions

There is no gas lines here and I can't say I miss it. A neighbour has (illegally) installed a gas stove with bottles, maybe others have done it too, I don't really care as our houses are in concrete so there is not much risk to me. I used to envy gas stoves, as it was quicker to heat classic italian...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 29
Views: 706

Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/heres-where-those-who-lost-homes-during-the-us-housing-crisis-are-now-2018-8 Something similar happened in Spain and Portugal, that were experiencing a similar bubble, with unreasonable access to credit. Here in France literally nothing happened. For one main reason,...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Tech Bubble
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: 2nd Tech Bubble

Tesla is just newer in the game and we don't know if it'll last. Amazon lost money for years and years before finally turning a profit. mham001 : it's not that difficult to make access to Google and Youtube too hard to bother for average people, but there is no need to go there. These companies make...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 2891

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

Germany gives us a good example right now. If the RFA, people were told from childhood that nazism was bad, that most Germans embraced it etc. In the RDA, people were told those evil capitalists were behind nazism, that the people could do no wrong and were not to blame. Today where are neo-nazis th...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency Preparedness
Replies: 63
Views: 1421

Re: Emergency Preparedness

I have pretty much nothing that's on your list. Where I live there is no flooding risk (some elevation, valley nearby where any excess water would go), no hurricane, no tornado, no earthquake, no wildfire (I guess that could change with climate change), no nothing. Nevertheless my house is made of c...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Here's one for you. Say the deal covers four of labour's red lines meaning that two cannot be met. Where's the logic in voting down the deal and ending up out of the EU with potentially none of the red lines being met? Surely it's in labour's best interests to agree and get as much out of the deal ...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 24
Views: 5929

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Trump is supporting the UAE and Saudi Arabia against Qatar (the country) so I doubt people in Qatar are that keen to follow any agreement right now.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: If the USSR were still around...

The USSR collapsed for good reasons. So what would you change to allow it to survive up till now ?

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 52
Views: 2049

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

SCQ83 : with very few locations and no TV ads, I expect that most French people don't know about Five Guys, especially with a meaningless name like this. Burger King does a tons of advertising, sponsors radio stations listened to by youth, has plenty of locations and advertising posters to go with t...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 52
Views: 2049

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

I didn't even know Five Guys entered the French market. They must have terrible brand awareness here. BK came back after having left the country for more than a decade, but many people had carried the torch in the meantime, and BK could be experienced in other European countries, so when they came ...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The Good Friday Agreement dates back from a couple of decades when there was no talk of Brexit. Brexit changes the situation for the 2 countries involved, there is no way nothing will change, unless the UK does Brexit in name only aka stays in the common market with the 4 pillars.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1802

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

But why get an International drivers permit. If our licences are good today proving our safety on the road, why in 6 months should it not be valid? Are we suddenly untrustworthy behind the wheel? Actually that's debatable. Licence recognition is done to help with free movement and tourism, I doubt ...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/13/tory-meps-orban-hungary-britain This is why I dislike MEP’s. The Hungarian people democratically elect a President who is open about what will be brought in if he takes office, which upsets a moaning Green MEP from Holland. Is this a new EU thin...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/13/tory-meps-orban-hungary-britain This is why I dislike MEP’s. The Hungarian people democratically elect a President who is open about what will be brought in if he takes office, which upsets a moaning Green MEP from Holland. Is this a new EU thin...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 52
Views: 2049

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

I didn't even know Five Guys entered the French market. They must have terrible brand awareness here. BK came back after having left the country for more than a decade, but many people had carried the torch in the meantime, and BK could be experienced in other European countries, so when they came b...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Tech Bubble
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: 2nd Tech Bubble

If the trade wars heat up, at some point the GAFA might be hit with huge import taxes, or banned from countries.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale (pics)
Replies: 52
Views: 1769

Re: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale ( pics)

Most people prefer driving newer cars and can afford it, that's why you don't see old cars. Old cars are also being banned from cities so even less reason to keep one, even if it runs fine. Any country where you see old cars just means there are a lot of poor people who can't afford anything else.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

SkiyaninVannin : about citizenship, my family is split between France and Italy, with many dual citizens, and many others with only one citizenship, including between sisters and brothers. My mother was born in Italy from Italian parents, yet she renounced her Italian citizenship at 18 and became Fr...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 485
Views: 22190

Re: Tax reform win.

Without even mentioning economists, it seems the US government itself and its administration has no plan to lower the deficit and the debt. Usually governments do have a plan and fail. With no plan, we all know where this is going.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 ... Never Forget
Replies: 49
Views: 3070

Re: 9/11 ... Never Forget

Keeping politics out of it is kind of difficult considering terrorism is political in nature, many policies led to that event, and many policies were enacted in response to it. 17 years later are there more or less people hating the US ? Has the US radically changed its geopolitical stance ? Are US ...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale (pics)
Replies: 52
Views: 1769

Re: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale ( pics)

I wonder if Rolls will bother to take them to court over this blatant rip-off, or if they'll let it slide, no need to make them any publicity !

The Phantom walks a fine line between different and ugly, this copy falls off to the ugly side though.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 52
Views: 2049

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

Yeah it seems the irony is totally lost on them.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9816

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Nice, my favorite aircraft ! And with a bit of French tech inside. Although getting 2 with one type of engines, then 2 with another type of engines, then having the rest as options is a bit strange.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bedlam at the US Open
Replies: 33
Views: 1180

Re: Bedlam at the US Open

I don't follow tennis closely but it seems the rules are applied very loosely. When an umpire coaches a player and there is no sanction of any kind, all pretenses of fairness are off.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

You meet the criteria to get French citizenship (5 years residence, speaking the language and showing knowledge of the country) so you should get it, could get useful. SkiyaninVannin : are individual countries prevented to mitigate all these problems ? For example can't a country decide who gets nat...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 52
Views: 2049

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

The article mentions the deals McDonald's and others are offering, well, they're much cheaper than here in France, even without considering the exchange rate ! There is not a single item at 1€ here.

Yet McDonald's is thriving and full of low income people (and higher income ones too).

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Metal Song is.....
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: The Correct Metal Song is.....

You can't like music and have only one song or even only one band. So I'll mention two that haven't appeared in the thread yet : Tool - Ænima : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGdoqsuiN8 Lofofora - Viscéral : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzOcVX40xj4 X-rated but poetic lyrics on that one, in French

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

I'll proffer one example. Traditional fishing communities in the UK blaming their woes on the common fisheries policy. The CFP is a poor policy in my view, which does real harm, but it alone is not responsible for the plight of these communities. It is an easy target, though. Why is the CFP a poor ...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Plenty of leave voters were convinced that the EU was at fault for their crappy lives. Some of them have since realized that this is not the case, that the EU was even helping in some ways. That number will grow when Brexit doesn't deliver any improvement in their lives. Especially if they continue ...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have autism and need some help.
Replies: 27
Views: 1263

Re: I have autism and need some help.

If you're not doing it now then do activities where you might meet girls. Even if it's something you wouldn't do otherwise, but it must not be a chore either. Example : cooking classes.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should you read your partner’s texts?
Replies: 43
Views: 1483

Re: Should you read your partner’s texts?

treetreeseven : you can also provide a password giving access to innocuous stuff and hide the secret stuff better and with another password.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration
Replies: 95
Views: 3759

Re: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration

Well if you take the op-ed at face value then these people are helping Trump. The alternative would be to let him do the stupidest of things until there is really nothing going right.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes abolishing DST
Replies: 54
Views: 1374

Re: European Commission proposes abolishing DST

There are arguments that changing the clock is in itself a safety issue, because at the same hour from one day to the next the lighting conditions are very different, and drivers aren't used to them. At the end of the day school children shouldn't be walking on unprotected roads but that's just my o...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should you read your partner’s texts?
Replies: 43
Views: 1483

Re: Should you read your partner’s texts?

I don't share my computer, on the other hand I don't store anything compromising on my phone so it can be accessed (in fact I have no security on it). Texting the ex, well that depends, if it's an ex that became a friend why not, if it's something more, it's no good, but then you're simply in the aw...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford kills plan to sell Chinese-made vehicle in the United States
Replies: 60
Views: 1821

Re: Ford kills plan to sell Chinese-made vehicle in the United States

Flighty, Tugger, I'm not talking about bureaucrats. EU citizens loved Obama. Make an EU referendum about a transatlantic FTA, it will end in abject failure. Probably in the US too, for that matter !

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1702
Views: 34430

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

My argument is that we wont know what will happen. Regardless of their expertise. It seems too hard for people here to understand. We don't know what will happen exactly, but we do know what won't happen. When experts and EU officials say this and that isn't possible, then it isn't possible. That l...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9052

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Where he's not wrong is that in the last ten years southern europe has become a pejorative term implying lazy people that don't pay their taxes and ask for a northern bailout. Consequently I can understand why some people from these countries wouldn't want to be designated as southern europeans.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Income inequality US (and rest of the world)
Replies: 32
Views: 1136

Re: Income inequality US (and rest of the world)

Well if you want to go there an argument can be made that superstar firms are choking innovation. They leave no chance to the competition, either killing or buying out any good idea.

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