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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

To give you an example, a random comment from a couple hours ago I stumbled upon on reddit (that's not me, I haven't posted any message there) : https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/pv7zd6/comment/he9yabn/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 OwnFeedback3239 Italy eurofighters are...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

In France there is a commonly held belief (difficult/impossible to prove) that US weapons/hardware can be shut down by the US at any time.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

frmrCapCadet wrote:
With wind and solar effectively setting a cap on how high electricity can go I am expecting electric bills settling on about 7 cents for distribution and 3 cents for production.


And how much for storage ?

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 572
Views: 38722

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

That pitlane entry is criminal for a modern F1 track. Hamilton was in a hurry and crashed, too bad for him, he should have been a bit calmer, but in a race, it will end up blocked by a crashed car at some point.

Hamilton is on the dirty side so it's one problem more.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

I wouldn't call that a tablet, it weighs 2,5Kg ! The rule is for handheld devices.

Also it specifies a 12V/3A adapter. USB-C can do up to 20V/5A.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

EU already made some similar regulation with micro USB last decade. And Apple's answer to that was selling a micro USB to their port at the time's converter. Not sure whether it is possible to bypass this new regulation with the same trick again No the new one doesn't allow for an adapter. It allow...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Yes I will repeat the main issue is the lying and doing secret deals (that are still secret, at least we don't know what Australia will get).

We can also conclude that Australia's industry isn't able to build a submarine, but the country isn't admitting it.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

Also note that this is just a proposition and I would assume it will be the EU parliament that will take the decision on whether or not to pass this proposition. It's not just a proposition, it's how bills are made by the EU. The commission writes them, then they go to the parliament. Unless Apple ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Maybe it's because they might be getting British submarines. The French are being very selective in their poutrage. The US is always good as the big, bad bully. They know they have nothing else to sell, or buy from Australia. Yet, the British are right across the Channel and they have to live with ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes

TWA772LR wrote:
Still seems better to have some tomahawks pooped out some B52s and B2s.


The Tomahawk is a naval missile.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New AF-1 Paint Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: New AF-1 Paint Scheme

Can't they use fiber optics and need less wiring not more ?

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Maybe it's because they might be getting British submarines. The French are being very selective in their poutrage. The US is always good as the big, bad bully. They know they have nothing else to sell, or buy from Australia. Yet, the British are right across the Channel and they have to live with ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

I don't use gas, only electricity, the price in France isn't moving. Thanks to nuclear power of course. In fact even though the electricity market has been liberalized, meaning the spot price of electricity is the price of the latest plant that had to be put online (a gas or coal plant), that means ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Observations about Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: Some Observations about Greece

Greece got the bad sides of the Euro without the good ones. Well they got the good ones (cheap credit) but that wasn't a good thing, it was used to pay for things it couldn't afford. In 2015 after having put Alexis Tsipras in power they should have left the Euro (not the EU). Sure after that there w...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Observations about Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: Some Observations about Greece

The latest we heard about Greece were the massive wildfires in August, unfortunately. Speaking of cars, a lot more American cars than I remember. I'm curious. What cars? American cars are very thin on the ground in Europe. :scratchchin: Yeah the only ones I see here are Teslas. And a few pick-up tru...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Not and "ally"? What does it take to be an ally with France? Does it require a formal agreement of some type? So any nation that is invaded by another, you would take no action, have no issue with the invading nation unless France had some type of formal agreement in place? We're talking ...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5120

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Am I the only one finding it strange that the police had put the guy in a hotel and left the girl sleeping alone in the van ?

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mapping France's Global Military Presence
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Mapping France's Global Military Presence

Aside from Arabia and Africa (where we're actually waging a war) all the other places are French territories. Subsidizing them costs much more than the military presence does. One day the massive EEZ might pay for this but not at the moment. There is probably oil offshore of Guyane but it will stay ...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

So you're saying France should look after the US's interest, for what in return, an occasional trade war ? Politicians in France who argued that we should have actually delivered the ships instead of cancelling the contract under US pressure are vindicated now. US interests? Wait, you do know that ...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Every country does what's in their best interests. What's the old saying? There are no friends, just shared interests. Sorta like when France was going to sell amphibious assault ships to Russia. So you're saying France should look after the US's interest, for what in return, an occasional trade wa...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 227
Views: 10532

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Anyone suggesting this crazy plan has no concept of the issues faced by Navy maintenance today. A basic google search, clearly beyond the capability of a Forbes reporter, makes this clear. What's funny from the article is that you get the idea that nuclear submarines, and the Los Angeles class in p...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 98
Views: 6008

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Can you explain more? Why would LM lose the ability to bid on other projects if they don't bid on this one? It's not a matter of not being able to bid on other project. It is a matter of being able to effectively lobby Congress (which or better or worst is still legal). You provide the bid to allow...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

par13del : it seems indeed that very few people knew something, including in the Australian government.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Did Trump gut the State Department by any chance ? No decent diplomat left would explain how this played out... The things they own in other nations are only useful if they are on good terms with those nations. They cannot "take back" any ports or building or land they own. That's an impor...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 932

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

With political prosecutors and judges, and unlimited money flowing to politics, what do you expect ?

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 932

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

Don't care much about the money, if only they had gotten life behind bars...

I wonder if some angry victims will find other ways to get "justice".

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

We are currently observing more and more airborne military tasks being allocated to relatively inexpensive drones that remove their valuable operators from the risk of being killed on service. Is not a parallel situation not going to happen in submarine warfare in the next 20 years rendering those ...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

This is a pretty good commentary on the situation there. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/aukus-alliance-fallout-from-french-subs-snub-will-haunt-us/news-story/eff3566ab5355418bb00b4d717e08f9b Tugg Is that Greg Sheridan piece (noting that, being in Australia, the Murdoch paywall won't le...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 98
Views: 6008

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Because LM wants to bid on many other programs for decades/centuries to come. And to keep Boeing honest.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 227
Views: 10532

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

It has been unofficially admitted through journalists that France knew something at least since June and had queried the US and Australia about it. That's partly the reason for the rhetoric though, because instead of admitting to it, even partially, they blatantly lied about it, said the Attack cont...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5120

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Not really I know a Mechanic named Scotty Kilmer who you do not want to see in a bikini and he makes much more than they do. I have fun watching his videos even if very little applies to my life since most of the cars mentioned aren't sold here, the engines aren't the same, the transmissions either...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airports
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Re: Paris Airports

What kind of aircraft are you talking about ? LBG is only used by private aircraft (and official ones occasionally) not scheduled carriers. Vatry is mostly for cargo, it's nowhere near Paris, it's half way towards Germany/Luxembourg/Belgium. BVA is Ryanair and a couple other low costs. Paris' actual...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4851

Re: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?

How about this one ? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/tx5717 PPT-PTP-ORY Flight chartered to evacuate 8 ventilated COVID patients, with 37 medical staff and 2 tons of medical hardware over 16000Km, a record. The PTP stop was not needed for fuelling reasons but to replace 18 oxygen cylinder...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 19
Views: 977

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

For a long time he had a lot of support despite already employing such tactics. It's easy for example to be popular if you don't allow free journalism, imprison or kill opponents, etc., and with the economy doing OK. Now the economy isn't doing OK, and many finally open their eyes. They might also r...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 19
Views: 977

Putin now clearly in the minority

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58614227
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He had to ban his main opponents from running, stuff ballots on a massive scale, employ all kinds of fraudulent tactics, to only get "nearly 50%" of the vote...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58614227

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

I think going nuclear is not just a technical change, so it's possible that France wouldn't provide the capability in one context, but would in another. For example if that was the tender, and the US and UK were also offering it, or were OK with it. From my understanding the US and UK had never cons...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 227
Views: 10532

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I don't know, I've read about one ethanol/oxygen based system that isn't about producing electricity, but burns the ethanol with compressed oxygen, making vapor to run a turbine. Also about "brown water/blue water", one thing the Australian wanted during the Attack program was the ability ...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 227
Views: 10532

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

What I don't get is why the Attack-class didn't have an air-independent propulsion system, when this is well developed technology, that France offers on the Scorpène-class. Maybe because of the size of the boat, too big ? JayinKitsap : are you willing to bet that whatever Australia will get will be ...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2055

Re: Best multi-national program

No mention of the A400M and Tiger, too troubled ?

C-160 Transall ?

ATR ?

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 98
Views: 6008

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

I hope LM is footing the bill (and that it's a small bill).

There is still an incentive for Airbus, keeping Boeing honest, or even make them lose money.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

2. Yes, Europe should provide for their own defense. That's what we've been saying for years. Yet, they keep acting like the 2% level is the goal (several years away), when it's really the minimum. But the US has done everything it could to prevent this from happening. If we are going to spend more...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 38
Views: 1578

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Here in France we get a small paper card in the mail, every few years, that lasts for a number of elections. In small villages it's enough to vote as it's assumed "everyone knows everyone", however for cities you need a photo ID to go with it : National ID card, passport, driver's license....

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1731

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Let's say that we're upset enough about it, that we make shows of contrition and remorse, that are immediately used by our enemies. The Taliban sure, but even Russia does it. Meanwhile Russia drops bombs indiscriminately in Syria without blinking.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 227
Views: 10532

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The first step for this government to government planning is for each country to remove ego and accept their position in terms of what they can and can't do. Australia has taken this step perfectly asking for help. I've seen nowhere where they admitted they couldn't build subs, do you have a source...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5120

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

To me it's similar to wanting to be some kind of artist. Get your kids to get a useful degree first, if possible. I actually have a cousin who is a professional Fortnite player in the US, hired by a team etc. just like a pro athlete. Not sure how long it will last, but at least he has a degree.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 1731

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

I don't think that's it, simple farmers were still plentiful. But used to an organized, centralized, civilized society, yes. When the war was over, it was over. There was not thousands of nazis conducting guerilla warfare for years, or same with Japanese soldiers (well, there were a few of those, ac...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 22560

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

A B739 taking USC football up to Washington State had a tail tip incident with people still onboard. Reg: N78448 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_h5wclVIAAtmxC?format=jpg&name=900x900 https://twitter.com/DSJR1/status/1439033962853109765?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E14390339...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5120

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

These are youtubers not influencers. Influencers are mostly on social networks, and more specifically Instagram and Tik Tok. They also exist on other platforms or are multiplatforms, but the stereotypical influencer is a bimbo posting selfies of herself in various stages of undress, at various locat...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 192
Views: 9451

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Maybe because the French-Australian subs had plenty of US content so they were involved already ?

Also the UK has no presence in the Pacific (except Pitcairn, 47 inhabitants...).

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