That video is crazy. I've never been to the US, I will go soon for a wedding, I think it will be the first and last time. Also, this pension system you have in the US is really strange. A pension should be a part of your income you set aside, that way it can't be "taken away", can't be a b...Jump to post
Would you say presidents get reelected on their job performance, or on similar premises as when they first got elected ? I don't know what would be better for Trump, but keep in mind he didn't win by much. He can have 99% support and better numbers in states he won easily, he only needs to lose a fe...Jump to post
That’s not as bad as it may sound. I’m not denying that it is an eye watering amount of money, but BellSouth took multiple hits of over a billion just for restructuring about 20 years ago. What they do is take a loss on the books upfront and then reduce the accrual as they pay out the penalties in ...Jump to post
I don't think the yuan will be a big reserve currency (yet), but certainly emerging countries will see less and less need to own dollars.Jump to post
There are a lot of things wrong with this post but I'm not going to take the time and effort to push back on all the misguided statements. But I will say that Saudi Arabia has never been "the big power in the region", they were just a bunch of desert tribes people until the British came a...Jump to post
Have you heard of the petroyuan ? Do you know it's convertible in gold ?Jump to post
The difference between Obama's deficit and Trump's deficit is that Obama went through a recovery, a deficit is normal and needed during such times. Trump's deficit is during good times, and the money doesn't go where it's useful. Combined with the attacks on global trade, this could kill the dollar'...Jump to post
From this video, you can remove the roof panel from the coupe and put it in the trunk, so it's kind of a targa : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGCJu2OaAg
Lots of bonus points from me.
The Corvette used to be good value, but to me, if I put that kind of money in a car (a used one anyway), I want the engine behind me, and rear wheel drive. Maybe because the only sport I watch is F1. So this new Corvette is clearly on my radar. Problem is, in 5 years when it will be reasonable to bu...Jump to post
No. A couple weeks ago I drove through Paris in the middle of the night, with tons of red lights along the way, instead of using the much faster route along the "périf" boulevard, because the car I was driving (not mine) had its navigation system reset with "shortest route" selec...Jump to post
Apparently TUV SUD bought a local company, probably not many Germans involved in the decision. When someone wanted to make Germany aware, it was discouraged. Also, they didn't falsify the certification exactly, they changed the "nature" of the dam on paperwork, so that its failings would p...Jump to post
Apparently they also had a Mirage cockpit to go with it.Jump to post
What about the guy who took off his pants (and socks) on that Air France flight awhile back? The flight attendants simply shrugged. The passenger next to him was a bit ruffled, but settled down and everyone managed to finish the flight without having multiple melt downs. Personally, the socks/no so...Jump to post
A large turboprop with no pressurized cabin would be utterly useless in western europe, you surely mean ?
That's an island hopper, or an aircraft to go to and from a tricky place not far away, not a commuter aircraft.
Or my preferred use, to jump out of it, of course !
It's possible usual testing didn't go into the kind of situation where this would appear. In the case of MCAS, didn't Boeing know there would be a problem even before first flight, then it appeared more dire than anticipated ?Jump to post
If airlines want to enforce a dress code, then do so, but make it well known what that dress code actually is. I don't see anything wrong with her outfit.
EC135C wrote:She has no class. Just an attention grabbing wannbe. Kick her off.
That's a new one ! Queue Salvini talking about immigrants to brush this under the rug.Jump to post
AirwayBill : Emmanuel Macron has "destroyed" the rail network in two years of power ? No small feat ! A rail network needs lots of investment and maintenance, that's true. Now if employees work few hours, and few years in their lives, despite good salaries, benefits and pensions, surely th...Jump to post
Alternative proposals are to tax kerosene, or to just ban flights that can be made by train. I'm sure this tax will be far less disruptive.
anrec80 : the US has no problem imposing its laws all over the world, like with the Iranian sanctions, why the surprise when others are doing the same ?
bennett123 wrote:So when he said that he would want a third party to be present, who did she suggest?.
I think it would depend on the cause of the crash. Here for example the door was locked incorrectly. The design was partly to blame, so any DC-10 flight could have ended up like this (and one other almost did), so the flight just before this one was not special.Jump to post
And everyone and everything needs to be refashioned so that less CO2 emissions are produced. You're going to find a lot of people in this forum who do not accept the science behind that position. I’ll add that there are many people in this forum who don’t accept the fake pseudoscience behind that p...Jump to post
The problem is, it is not scientifically proven that carbon dioxide is the major forcing of temperature over the last hundred years. It is assumed that it is and it is supposedly backed up by computer models projecting warming, the problem though is that the computer models have to date been specta...Jump to post
If no woman had flown this route before, it would have been a good idea to include one on the flight crew.Jump to post
With regards to suspening parliament or refusing to table bills to ensure MP's cannot have a say i have often thought for the fanatical "Brexit at any cost" crowd the democracy is their percived end point - it does not necessarily need to be part of the process as long as Brexit is achiev...Jump to post
Personally I'm not interested in the UAE already, I hate malls, I could visit a couple of museums and that's it. I would add to the discussion, however, that the UAE gets lots of tourism from countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, "islamic tourism" from people who want to escape their c...Jump to post
As for the fate of the human race, we're pretty resilient, I'm not worried about that. I'm worried about living in a wasteland, with much less animals around, more severe weather, maybe bloody wars over resources like water, an overall lesser experience than what can be had today, just because some ...Jump to post
I mean, WTH is he thinking???? If he's so concerned about short distance travel, get rid of some of your planes that will then force people to take a train b/c there are no flights. Actually it's not the same thing at all. If people want to fly as much, and KLM removes flights, then another airline...Jump to post
Actually the CAP helps local production, I don't see how doing away with it would reduce transportation. Once Belgium has finally broken up and Wallonia becomes French again, I'm sure we can do away with Strasbourg :d I don't think economists have found a better way than carbon pricing to tackle cli...Jump to post
I wonder why the embassy didn't deny everything ? Too obviously true to no be real ?Jump to post
Democrats don't care one bit about infidelity, and rape is another matter entirely. They point out hypocrisy. Like Airstud is suggesting, that guy has probably some stuff in his closet. Even if some of his potential constituents follow similar rules, they don't care enough to vote on them, or Trump ...Jump to post
I'm not convinced an ambassador to the US is very useful right now, or rather, he's very useful, but not to talk to Trump, rather to talk to the adults in the room. So putting a lapdog in the job will serve no purpose. In France ambassador is a career, nonetheless anyone can get appointed, usually t...Jump to post
I'm not a huge cycling fan but I watch the TDF (and nothing else). I won't try to predict anything for the yellow jersey at this stage, Sagan seems in good form for sure. Lots of praise for Alaphillipe from other riders, but I have to wonder if it's all sincere, or if some are not trying to win favo...Jump to post
Also remember that gasoline and diesel as well as electrical power are heavily taxed (up to 60 % of the sales price is taxes). Usually for "ecologic reasons". Meanwhile, Jet-A is tax-free. I don't think flying should be inherently expensive, but the cost of energy should definitely be com...Jump to post