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by Aesma
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 159
Views: 41690

Re: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program

On top of supporting our enemies in Syria, Turkey is now also supporting our enemies in Libya. Getting expelled from NATO (or destroying NATO altogether) seems more likely at this point...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK government seeking to repurpose OneWeb satellites for SatNav
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: UK government seeking to repurpose OneWeb satellites for SatNav

The UK could stay in Galileo no problem, it chose to leave it (my guess is it will come back).

As for the money, some friend called Dominic Cummings and it happened, don't bother looking for a reasonable explanation.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

There are countless wars going on right now, some "we" try to stop, some "we" encourage. At the height of the epidemic (in the world), there was a UN resolution being discussed to get a global ceasefire, it was blocked by the US and China disagreeing on the language (Trump wanted...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 323
Views: 58818

Re: French routes news thread

What is the price ?

I had never heard of this airline despite having family (and my parents holiday home) in Finistère. Flying a Cessna Caravan to Ouessant would be a worthy experience (I've already spent several weeks on Belle-Ile but never been to Ouessant).

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

China says its Chinese EEZ and that Vietnam recognized this in the past...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Paper Straws

Didn't notice the taste issue, however after each sip I pull on the straw to get it out of the drink, so that it doesn't get mushy.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has resigned
Replies: 0
Views: 164

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has resigned

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-prime-minister-edouard-philippe-resign-news-latest-today-a9599271.html https://news.sky.com/story/french-prime-minister-edouard-philippe-has-resigned-12020177 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2020/07/03/TELEMMGLPICT000234262511_trans...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Madam Arrested
Replies: 23
Views: 1188

Re: Epstein Madam Arrested

Will she play the victim card ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Tommy, if I am correct you are German? If so do you agree with German law on Abortion? Abortion in Germany is illegal under Section 218 of the German criminal code but simultaneously decriminalized under Section 218a of the German criminal code called Exception to liability for abortion,[1][2] in t...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

You mention babies with birth defects. What kind of message does that send to the people already on this planet who were given that chance? I know lots of people who have had some issues since birth. That doesn't mean they are any less worthy of living than you or I are. (I do agree with you on the...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4221

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

This government is too busy at trying to scavenge some Green votes to really understand the struggle of air transport industry It's the people that want green investments, shouldn't the government do what the people want ? Can you imagine the outrage if Total asked for billions euros ? The people k...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

This law was written by a Democrat (and black and women :) ) for all you yelling death to the GOP (although I myself am not opposed to that). Also, for those of you talking with apodino, part of being pro-choice means that you CHOOSE. So if apodino CHOOSES life, good on him. He is not telling you t...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Trump had the house and the senate for two years, why wasn't abortion banned ? Sure, it would have probably been struck down by the SCOTUS, but so what, that didn't stop him for other stuff. Bush was a born again nut, why didn't he ban abortion ? It's a state issue bar for the supposed constitution...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations

Also Merkel won't bother to talk to him, there is a reason for that.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent crime surges across the United States
Replies: 74
Views: 2006

Re: Violent crime surges across the United States

What about banning offenders (not killers) from the cities. After a short prison sentence, you're free, but don't come back here.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4221

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

To develop a green plane Airbus doesn't need random workers, they need engineers, scientists, students finishing their studies in the latest technologies... I would expect Airbus to hire people for that task, on top of moving engineers from other parts of the company. Also, even the workers building...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4221

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

Reuters had an update 1 July. The state appears to be tying layoff numbers to the tech development subsidy. Junior Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said the government estimated 2,000 of 5,000 planned cuts by Airbus in France could be saved by a reduced-work scheme and with help from state...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 6429

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

No opinion per se, but I have a question. A bit below V1, with only one engine producing thrust, would acceleration be hugely affected, rendering it difficult to attain VR, or does the aircraft already have enough momentum to make it "easily" ? Does the pilot (or FADEC) push the remaining ...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID
Replies: 13
Views: 1260

Re: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID

Yes good news for the industry. This should give them plenty of headroom for years to come. I've always felt the whole thing was unnecessary anyhow as the industry by its nature seeks to reduce cost and becomes ever more fuel-efficient as time goes on anyhow Planes burn a bit less fuel individually...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda A330 runs off runway
Replies: 17
Views: 6727

Re: Garuda A330 runs off runway

Is it damaged or is it just the light ?

You wouldn't expect damage from a low speed excursion but they seem to be far enough in the grass.

Also what's with the placeholder looking text "BRAND LOGO" ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15900

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Will Donald Trump get a second term? https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/41136538.jpg https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/41136538.jpg ...when Jeebus speaks, well...you know. Not by Ballot anyway. EC or not. BN747 You guys are going to hand him the election again. Can't you get a candidate ...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15900

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I am starting to see a lot of insinuations on Twitter that Trump may resign before the election. I don't see him as the resigning type, but he may also not want to get smoked by 400 EC votes, which the latest polls suggest is possible. Granted, nothing from official sources, and Twitter is what Twi...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 67
Views: 2877

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Isn't the UK imposing a 14 days quarantine on all entrants to its territory ?

US citizens who get 14 days of vacation a year ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15900

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I am starting to see a lot of insinuations on Twitter that Trump may resign before the election. I don't see him as the resigning type, but he may also not want to get smoked by 400 EC votes, which the latest polls suggest is possible. Granted, nothing from official sources, and Twitter is what Twi...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2223

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

Trump had the house and the senate for two years, why wasn't abortion banned ? Sure, it would have probably been struck down by the SCOTUS, but so what, that didn't stop him for other stuff. Bush was a born again nut, why didn't he ban abortion ? Bush 1 ? Reagan ? I just don't get it. Here in France...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 67
Views: 2877

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Also if globalization goes down a notch, the idea will be to make more things in the EU, not in each individual country.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

Re: Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

Keep in mind Trump is a reality TV star, his main business is selling his image. Admittedly, that's already gone down the drain, but the inability to slap his name on buildings in some countries will not help.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15900

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Unemployment, even if it improves a lot, will be worst than in November 2016 at the time of election. In itself, that might not be enough for him to lose, but if Trump is arguing that unemployed people shouldn't have access to healthcare, then surely some of his 2016 voters, now struggling (or strug...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 99
Views: 6208

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

900k could also be 200k for the paint and labor, and 700k for the Tory affiliated company that designed the scheme...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China "Backdoors" - What everyone feared may be reality
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Re: China "Backdoors" - What everyone feared may be reality

I think it's a good thing, a wake-up call for some. The US has been doing this all along but too many were too trusting, even after Snowden. At my company, after having been burned (not by China), it would now be impossible to have such software installed like that, there needs to be a thorough secu...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86032

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

COVID19 means companies are rethinking their supply chains. That includes car manufacturers. So if anything cars sold in the EU will have parts made closer in the future, not further. Also helped by a carbon tax at the EU borders. The UK should really rethink its plan and do what it takes to be insi...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories
Replies: 86
Views: 12223

Re: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories

I dunno, sometimes I think 'branch' folks get stuck into a mode of thinking aligned with how they were trained decades ago, and that's how I read that piece, ozair. Yes, we have to pivot to asia-pacific, but really, what scenario involves waves/hundreds of manned USAF bombers of any type attacking ...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 99
Views: 6208

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

Air BoJo One ?

The French Cotam Unité F-RARF A330 is still called Air Sarko One two presidents later...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4260

Re: Reparations

Spend money on education. Unlimited money. For everyone. It's the solution to this problem, and to the problem facing all of us : being replaced by robots/AI.

Public education I mean, or very well controlled private education, not 50000$ a year for kids nonsense you have in the US.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States

The Sahara isn't new and wind isn't new so yes this has happened before. Climate change is making the Sahara bigger and drier so these might happen more frequently and be more severe.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 67
Views: 2877

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

This would be a good time to close all the European bases that house US armed forces and bring them back to US soil. The Europeans are more than capable of defending themselves, no need for US military on European soil. I am getting a tone of supportive retaliatory action from you here. Will the Eu...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 110
Views: 4871

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

The COVID-19 industrial complex and their allies in the media are hell bent on imposing another lockdown. Amazon, et al. would like nothing more than to see every single brick and mortar retailer closed down. The media would like nothing more than ever single American locked in their homes watching...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 67
Views: 2877

Re: EU may permanently ban US citizens from entering EU

Of course this ban will play straight into the hands of Trump as he now got an even bigger excuse to slap sanctions onto Europe of his own and turn up the Trade War a notch. His base won't mind either as they are not the types that travel to Europe, if they travel at all (unless they are going to a...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 280
Views: 15900

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I think he can't win, but I also thought he couldn't win the first time, so there is that.

I had a chuckle at the law & order thing though, Trump is president at the moment, and it's utter chaos.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3793

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

There is at least one urban "free zone" that has endured for decades : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freetown_Christiania I agree that this CHOP one didn't have a chance, the way it started, and the place isn't right, you need somewhere basically empty to take over. A quick wikipedia searc...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled
Replies: 75
Views: 3793

Re: Seattle's "CHOP" Zone to be Dismantled

LOT767301ER wrote:
I'll say again, if you have an idea how to remove an indignant mob without killing a bunch of people at once I'm all ears.


Why is this a problem? They are insurgent marxists/communists.


So the US is the "land of the free" except if you're a marxist/communist ? Then you're fair game ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2460
Views: 86032

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I watch the youtube channel A different bias (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj1_pZ7vmxnhy5clIcMVJtg) someone linked in this thread years ago, religiously, the guy is a labour supporter and arch remainer, however he's a keen amateur observer of politics and most of his analyses are hard to argue e...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The trade war - the next episode
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Re: The trade war - the next episode

About VAT, Amazon in fact facilitates its evasion through its marketplace. Plenty of companies set up shop, sell tons of stuff then disappear before one year, keeping the VAT to themselves. They can undercut legitimate merchants (and Amazon itself) by having negative margins, compensated by the VAT ...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed

LOT767301ER wrote:
Its as simple as that and these people will eventually find out by force if necessary to sit down and shutup.


When has that ever worked ? Those colonists rebelling, how dare they defy the King of Britain ? They should sit down and shut up.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed

I think each case is unique, and of course things have taken a turn because of the murder of George Floyd, but I see nothing wrong with removing this statue. As was linked by the OP, this has been in the making for years, it's not a knee jerk reaction. It could even make sense to put another statue ...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8975

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

The A380 would still have the record, unless you cramed people on top of each other in that cargo plane. An all economy, minimal pitch, minimal seat width A380 should be able to seat more than 800, maybe even 1000 PAX.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?
Replies: 47
Views: 1964

Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

I have some home made reusable masks and ones given by my city, but I prefer disposable surgical ones. I wear them at the supermarket (mandatory) and at work (mandatory also). At work they're the only authorized masks, given out at the campus' gate. I also got a 50 pack from my hierarchy. Tomorrow c...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 110
Views: 4871

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

Iran ? Brazil ?

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