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by Aesma
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 241
Views: 5941

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

About taxing ICE cars out of existence, you can also ban them. In Europe some countries have implemented low emission zones from which older cars are already excluded (unless converted to electric), you just have to lower and lower the definition of a polluting car until only electric/hydrogen vehic...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3970

Re: 20 years of the Euro

The relationship between the euro & dollar has varied depending on the strength of each economy, as it should have, but other factors also play a role. All the money printing going on both sides of the Atlantic should have led to them staying relatively stable against each other, or the USD weak...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 25
Views: 6183

Re: Incident at Abu Dhabi

The UAE are fighting in Yemen so this is war not terrorism.

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12879

Re: Australian Open 2022

Due to the outrage caused by the Novax affair, the French government has now changed its tune, and professional athletes need to be vaccinated to play in stadiums and similar venues. That is as long as spectators and amateur athletes are also required to be vaccinated, basically they didn't feel lik...

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by Aesma
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12879

Re: Australian Open 2022

Having participated as a witness in approximately one hundred hearings I can understand why. The prosecution is usually reading from a script. The defense very often prances around a saying a lot about very little. It’s pretty clear that if the border guards had simply waited an hour he would’ve be...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 2097

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

Apparently in Pakistan they really believe the woman he wanted freed is innocent. Why are we allied with that country, again ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12879

Re: Australian Open 2022

https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/33011964/novak-djokovic-allowed-play-french-open-even-unvaccinated-france-sports-minister https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/01/16/novak-djokovic-future-grand-slam-events/ Thanks. I think in light of this it will probably be OK, unless the current wave...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12879

Re: Australian Open 2022

Djokovic and his team would be wise to bring in house somebody to better manage some of his affairs. He clearly has enough “yes” men. He needs a slight contrarian. Time and time again he’s failed to read the room. Now it’s truly cost him. IMHO it’s arrogance and a lack of willingness to listen to a...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones During Beijing Olympics
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Olympians Told To Use Burner Phones During Beijing Olympics

Isn't the NSA spying on us, wherever we are ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 138
Views: 10409

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Russia wants a buffer to NATO. So if it keeps annexing parts of countries that want to join NATO, it will get exactly the opposite of what it claims to want.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12879

Re: Australian Open 2022

Novak is being a good ambassador to Serbia, as we can see with the country's president remarks...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 6016

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Well, as long as India and Pakistan have nuclear power plants (and they're building new ones, so that will be a long time) I would worry about such abuse over there first.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 17141

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Or simply ban real guns and only use completely disabled ones/props, with a clear way to recognize them (big red mark on the grip or something).

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pieter Elbers to step down as CEO of KLM
Replies: 39
Views: 6266

Re: Pieter Elbers to step down as CEO of KLM

Yesterday on a French business radio they said he was basically fired because he clashed too much with Ben Smith... I'm surprised to learn that means staying a year and a half before going. To some commenters here, last time I checked Ben Smith isn't French, he doesn't even speak French (for a Canad...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 17141

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Nothing wrong with that lawsuit to spread the blame a little. OK I'm no arms expert but on a basic revolver, if you let the hammer go after almost having cocked it fully, but not enough, it's basically the same as pulling the trigger, no ? If there is no safety of some kind. I see various safeties e...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12879

Re: Australian Open 2022

Yeah at this stage he should go the contrite way while still blaming others : "I take full responsibility for the mistake made by...".

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 6016

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

It's on the same webpage, please. Anyways, even after 3 pages, I am forced to ask the same question, how you are going to have nuclear waste secured for 1000 to 100k years and who is going to foot the bill to do so. If it's the taxpayer then solar and wind are way cheaper. How much will climate cha...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 6016

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The pdf report I shared has 398 pages and multiple professors and people from various well-known Universities. Are you saying all of them are agenda-driven ??? https://www.worldnuclearreport.org/The-WNISR2020-Assesses-Challenges-Nuclear-Power-is-Facing-in-the-Age-of-COVID.html That report is actual...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freaky accident
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: Freaky accident

My house is on a street that is curved, people often underestimate the curve and go too fast (I think there should be a 30Km/h limit instead of the normal 50), so accidents are common. I never, ever park my car in front of my house. One time a neighbour got his two cars wrecked, they were parked on ...

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by Aesma
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12879

Re: Australian Open 2022

If Australia can keep its own citizens out, then it can certainly keep unvaccinated people out, even if they have a good reason to be unvaccinated (other than a recent positive status).

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by Aesma
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 16203

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

The cases in France are pretty amazing. https://ourworldindata.org/explorers/coronavirus-data-explorer?zoomToSelection=true&time=2020-03-01..latest&facet=none&pickerSort=desc&pickerMetric=new_cases_smoothed_per_million&Metric=Confirmed+cases&Interval=7-day+rolling+average&am...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DW's Dieselgate Documentary
Replies: 15
Views: 796

Re: DW's Dieselgate Documentary

Part of what happened was to minimally meet the precise US and Euro test standards/cycles of pollution allowed and programing the fuel systems with the vehicles submitted by vehicle makers for it to pass them. Basically vehicle makers like VW submitted rigged cars while production cars didn't meet ...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 16203

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I agree up to a point. Here in France tests have been free since the start of the pandemic, but more recently with the COVID passport, you need to be vaccinated to get free tests. If measures require people to get tested to do this and that, or it is recommended to get a test before visiting fragile...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12879

Re: Australian Open 2022

Not letting in your own citizens is pretty low indeed, probably even illegal under international law. Might make you rethink the value of your citizenship...

As for Djoko, if his positive test is from Serbia, would you trust it ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 6016

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

@pune. I'm not in favor of nuclear waste disposal that isn't reversible. I don't think it's a huge deal however, if a future generation stumbles upon it with knowledge lost in between, what is the worst that can happen ? Maybe some people will die, I don't think it would become a major disaster. It'...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taco Bell is selling a $10 monthly taco subscription
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: Taco Bell is selling a $10 monthly taco subscription

I've never eaten a taco. No Taco Bell here. Although there are now some fast food places offering such things, including one next to my cinema. I've always wondered how you're supposed to eat them, especially the crunchy ones, don't you end up with bits everywhere ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Andy Cohen drunk NYE rants
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: Andy Cohen drunk NYE rants

I don't know anything about De Blasio (well I heard of him, since his election), what he did etc., so I'm not defending him, but he was the mayor of alpha city NYC for two full terms and term limited. Meanwhile, Andy Cohen is a somewhat successful talk show host ?

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 6016

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The problem is in this 'pragnatism' there are no solutions, how do you kick a can down the road 24k years ??? I have asked and have got no answers, Some say x or y is a solution but again no papers, no nothing. It is as if we are supposed to just 'believe'. Each time I shared, I gave some sort of l...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 6016

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

Do insurers insure against global warming ?

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Are the Chinese marketing those reactors to other nations? Would you like to have one built near you anytime soon?


Hinkley Point C, currently being built in the UK with the powerful EPR reactors, will be 30% Chinese, on a French design.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3970

Re: 20 years of the Euro

I was 18 at the time, I remember it was a change of course, but not a difficult one, For some reason, I thought you and I were closer in age. I was 24 on that day, and I was visiting a friend who had a chalet in Switzerland, just on the border with France. I was impressed with how smoothly it went,...

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 6016

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

As for the waste, France is building an underground facility to store it (other countries, too). It's like a coal mine, basically. One mine. To store all nuclear waste for 100 years of production. It doesn't even register. Meanwhile Germany is polluting the atmosphere of the whole planet (not alone...

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 306
Views: 12879

Re: Australian Open 2022

I've read he has celiac disease. Of course plenty of people these days claim this without needing to prove it as it's not easy to prove one way or the other, well aside from making you eat gluten and see if really it hurts you. There is no indication against taking any of the COVID vaccines when you...

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 6016

Re: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

As for the waste, France is building an underground facility to store it (other countries, too). It's like a coal mine, basically. One mine. To store all nuclear waste for 100 years of production. It doesn't even register. Meanwhile Germany is polluting the atmosphere of the whole planet (not alone ...

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 6016

Re: Germany labels some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green

The thread title has been updated, as it was deemed to be flamebait/clickbait. It has been changed accordingly as referenced from the articles. Yes, the Greens are part of the governing ampelkoalition, but referencing them in relation to the government deeming "some" natural gas projects ...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany debates labeling some natural gas energy projects as green investments, reject nuclear as green
Replies: 214
Views: 6016

Re: Germany, with Green Party in ruling coalition, welcome gas as green energy but reject labelling nuclear as green

CO2 recycling is already being done, it has received federal funding in the US. It is captured in some power plants, then used for "enhanced recovery" of oil and gas. An environmental nightmare...

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by Aesma
Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3970

Re: 20 years of the Euro

chimborazo wrote:
Which is another great reason we didn’t join. We set our own currency rate. It’s hard to understand from those who like being dominated by France and Germany, but it’s actually a good thing for us.


Are you saying the UK is a currency manipulator ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3970

Re: 20 years of the Euro

For information the 500€ note is being phased out. It stays legal tender (for the time being) but isn't being printed anymore : The note is being phased out due to concerns of widespread use for illegal purposes. Most printing of new €500 notes ceased in 2019, although existing notes will remain leg...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3970

20 years of the Euro

All Eurozone currencies were already pegged to the Euro since 1999, but 2002 is when we started to have the coins and bills in our pockets and bank accounts. I was 18 at the time, I remember it was a change of course, but not a difficult one, I'm good at mental calculation so could estimate prices i...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 333
Views: 16203

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I have several family members (in several households) that tested positive this week. They did tests before going to see other people for the holidays, not due to symptoms. About 10 people, adults of all ages (all vaccinated 2-3 doses or had already COVID + 1 dose). They have absolutely no symptom, ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 45130

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

GalaxyFlyer : thanks !

TokyoImperialPa : he was already not where he should have been when he crossed the airfield, and that's supposed to be done visually, so it seems he was flying visual, without seeing.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 45130

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

As a non pilot I've often wondered about circling (flying circles in general, in fact), manually, how do you do it, is it only using visual clues and experience, do you plan for it and count down seconds or something before initiating the turn, then have a target bank angle and target speed ?

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by Aesma
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 301
Views: 21583

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

South Africa has basically ended their pandemic response No more quarantine for positive asymptomatic people and no more contact tracing. Realising this illness is not overwhelming hospitals or causing significant fatalities and the response of locking up anyone who has been near a positive case is...

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by Aesma
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4694

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Yet they shoot at people who are clearly not armed with a firearm, too.

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by Aesma
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew
Replies: 71
Views: 9991

Re: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew

One time I was nervous that the slats and flaps weren't out until immediately before we lined up on the runway. I thought about saying something but I'm no pilot. Is it normal to put them out right before the roll? I wonder if they got the configuration warning as they pushed the throttles ? Or alt...

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by Aesma
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?
Replies: 92
Views: 11011

Re: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?

I've no insight into this but wasn't there the idea at Airbus after the A320 that all new models should be FBW, for various reasons including ease of transition for pilots ?

So any A300Neo would rather have been an A330 shrink ?

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by Aesma
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4694

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Police in the US kill more than anywhere else but sure, there is nothing going on. All is fine.

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by Aesma
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4694

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

I usually side with the police in these matters but after watching the body camera footage I don't understand the decision to open fire. If he was still standing over the victim or even advancing towards the officers I could see it, but he was standing 10-15 feet away from the victim and no command...

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by Aesma
Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2233

Re: NHS privitized?

"NHS test and trace" and its "consultants" paid thousands a day, costing dozens of billions with no meaningful result, is that public or private ?

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by Aesma
Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible longest (ferry) ATR flight ever?
Replies: 9
Views: 3667

Re: Possible longest (ferry) ATR flight ever?

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In this old thread SXI899 claims he has done 2000nm ferry flights on ATR : viewtopic.php?t=593431

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by Aesma
Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight windscreen shattered after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft
Replies: 36
Views: 9109

Re: BA flight windscreen shattered after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft

It didn't make it to the aviation herald so no more accurate information. I thought maybe on North Atlantic tracks airplanes can be going in the same direction, 1000ft apart, and basically one slightly in front of the other, but from what I'm finding that's not the case.

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