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by Aesma
Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 20470

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Hamilton always unlucky with safety cars it seems, although this time it didn't cost him a championship... About the accident, what got me worried was that gravel doesn't slow down an inverted car. The other thing that got me worried is the opposite thought, what if the car had dug in the gravel ? I...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Defect found in some Leap 1A engines
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

Re: Defect found in some Leap 1A engines

For those wondering, it's the A32X neo version of the LEAP.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MedEvac Learjet down in Argentina: 4 dead
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

Re: MedEvac Learjet down in Argentina: 4 dead

Could it be simply too slow, with the wing stalling ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 7392

Re: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread

The article mentions Taiwan and China preparing to be hit by similar sanctions than Russia, that's why doing this makes sense.

Like others, I have my doubts it's actually achievable.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 92
Views: 2955

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

I know its the express, but there is some interesting information in here. Essentially, possibly it won’t even be heard let alone to be ruled in the Scottish Governments favour. https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1633344/Nicola-sturgeon-independence-referendum-Scotland-Supreme-Court-ruling/amp...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 62
Views: 2288

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Clean Air Act, it's in the name. I wonder what children, teens and young adults think of their parents lobbying for coal in 2022 ? It's not necessarily about lobbying for coal as it is lobbying for a reliable grid. Many power companies are looking to exit coal in the 2030-2035 time range. That's gr...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA
Replies: 113
Views: 31359

Re: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA

Are we sure the aircraft was rolling down the runway and its landing gear collapsed ?

Couldn't it rather be the aircraft exited the runway for some reason (flat tyre, brake issue) then the gear didn't like off roading ?

I notice the fuselage isn't broken in 3.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airline Air Austral is up for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 5992

Re: French airline Air Austral is up for sale

About subsidies, they're already there, at every level. The airport is subsidized, the airline is subsidized, the tickets are subsidized, the fuel is subsidized...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 62
Views: 2288

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Citizens United already privatized US democracy.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6491
Views: 439260

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I know it comes in part from Ukrainian authorities and I don't blame them for it but I don't get the outrage about the mall. Russia has flattened entire cities, has committed clear war crimes of all kinds...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 62
Views: 2288

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Can't private citizens sue coal power plant companies and the government for their environmental impact ? Doesn't destroying the environment we live in run contrary to the constitution ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 92
Views: 2955

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

Arion640 wrote:
If the vote does end up going ahead, all the unionists parties need to do is boycott it and make the whole thing look completely stupid and ridiculous.


Do you really think that would work ? And if it did, don't you fear it would cause a lot of problems like in Catalonia ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 1643

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

If it was not specifically mentioned in the constitution it cannot be protected by the constitution, it will need exactly what just happened, the SCOTUS interpreting something in the constitution to give validity. So SCOTUS could, in keeping with that reasoning, ban most guns because they're not ex...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 62
Views: 2288

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Clean Air Act, it's in the name. I wonder what children, teens and young adults think of their parents lobbying for coal in 2022 ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 92
Views: 2955

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

If you want independence (and here it's really something concrete, whereas getting out of the EU wasn't really, the UK was independant anyway), you should be ready to bear some economic consequence. I'm not saying they shouldn't be mentioned, I'm not advocating for a referendum based on lies like fo...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?
Replies: 41
Views: 1643

Re: Next SCOTUS nominee proceedings: constitutional crisis looming?

Personally I think what SCOTUS did is wrong, not necessarily on its face, but because it's highly political. The court has undermined its supposed independence, being above everything, and instead has plunged into the swamp. Now everything will go. With that said, I'm not a hypocrite, I think there ...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6491
Views: 439260

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Erdogan is playing internal politics, drumming up the mortal enemies PKK, whether real or perceived. It's also a bone of contention with France where PKK has been present for decades.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3627

Re: China international borders reopening thread

This, along with the general rethink of globalization, shipping rates exploding, Chinese ports shut down on a whim, China siding with Russia, general hostility towards China, will surely have massive consequences long term. We'll see if the CCP can stay in power when China has to rely on its interna...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What shipping carriers do you mostly ship with?
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: What shipping carriers do you mostly ship with?

UPS and Fedex are B2B companies, they don't know how to deal with private customers, even if they're now trying, when before that wasn't even an option. Here in France aside from the national post (French USPS) what is becoming more and more common are ultra cheap transport, where you print the labe...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 92
Views: 2955

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

If Catalonia had done the same it could be independant right now. Really how? The Catalan Independence referenda was held in 2017, just like this Scottish referenda it would hold no legal weight to be enacted unlike the referenda in regards to the EU But in Catalonia there was no precedence on a re...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 92
Views: 2955

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

If Catalonia had done the same it could be independant right now.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42150

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

Well if you claim January 6 was a peaceful protest, mass shootings are just "meh", then an assault with no bullets flying isn't really an assault.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023
Replies: 92
Views: 2955

Re: Nicola Sturgeon seeks independence vote in Oct. 2023

The Brexit referendum was also consultative.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China international borders reopening thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3627

Re: China international borders reopening thread

I must say I've lost a lot of respect I didn't have for dictatorships, seeing they're totally unable to force vaccinate their population...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport told to reduce passenger charge
Replies: 39
Views: 6312

Re: Heathrow Airport told to reduce passenger charge

They argue operating an airport is more and more expensive, citing baggage handling, security etc. Don't other airports that are much cheaper have to do these basic things too ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ready for a flying cruise ship?
Replies: 21
Views: 4823

Re: Ready for a flying cruise ship?

The A380 is a true beauty compared to that thing ! Animator couldn't figure out or care about retracting the landing gear. Or maybe drag doesn't matter since it's nuclear, hence all the external contraptions. I really don't see the point of that thing, but I'm already not a fan of cruise ships. It h...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6491
Views: 439260

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Yeah, sure, it’s because Boris and Justin made fun of Vlad that a shopping mall was bombed. This strike would have happened regardless. Was probably planned days ago. So, don’t thank Boris and Justin, thank that little piece of excrement in Moscow. You clearly don't understand the Russian way of th...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6491
Views: 439260

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If by chance they mean having the nicest pile of radioactive dust at the end of the war...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?
Replies: 47
Views: 7381

Re: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?

How can Doris bang on about net zero and green levies and still go ahead with this? You misunderstand NET zero. It's a paid offset, a con. Boris is the con. Whatever he promises, whatever he says, it's always a lie, it never happens. He likes to announce things and expect others to figure out the i...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42150

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

The BBC is reporting that a growing number of large American corporations will pay staff travel expenses if they have to leave the state to get an abortion. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61941591 Major companies including Disney, JP Morgan and Facebook owner Meta have told staff they will cov...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 38
Views: 3755

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

Someone should declare a month of phone sex or something to cut off the virus from its hosts...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6491
Views: 439260

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alsace%E2%80%93Lorraine There are probably other historical examples, but I find this one interesting. Since then, many borders have be redrawn, and aside from fringe nationalists, and Putin, I don't think many people want to change borders again (in Europe I mean). The...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2958

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

Apparently the guy was already known for his views and for violent acts, so something could have been done. Maybe revoke his citizenship and send him back where he seems to belong more ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4146

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

When I visited the US and ate breakfast at hotels, half the time the maple syrup wasn't maple syrup but HFCS. Were you staying at hotels that offer free breakfast? Yeah, things like Best Western. Do you know the price of real maple syrup? It won’t be in the free buffet, let’s just say that at $30:a...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 174
Views: 20452

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

Not really especially if we look at post-WW2 Europe. Eco-friendly groups tend to be extremely autistic when it comes to the economy and we are seeing more of that as the world becomes increasingly multipolar. Unfortunately though, environmental concerns can no longer be considered as 'virtue signal...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?
Replies: 47
Views: 7381

Re: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?

Look at the "Grand Ouest Airport". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C3%A9roport_du_Grand_Ouest The project dated back from the 70's, similar to CDG but for Nantes. It got moving in the 2000's, approved in 2008, private money was there, but there was plenty of political opposition. Finally i...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4146

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

When I visited the US and ate breakfast at hotels, half the time the maple syrup wasn't maple syrup but HFCS.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42150

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

I guess US prisons were going empty so they had to put some women in there.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2958

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

I'm really asking about the weapons used, not their legality (I would be surprised if automatic weapons were legal anywhere in Europe, except Switzerland maybe ?).

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2958

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

I saw of French TV they said one weapon was "automatic", was it really, or just semi-automatic (French journalists don't know the difference) ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: France retires last Mirage 2000
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: France retires last Mirage 2000

It's not just the aircraft but the squadron (Fighter Squadron 2/5 Île-de-France) is also being inactivated.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 174
Views: 20452

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

. Aviation has done nothing to reduce emissions. Manufacturers have increased the efficiency of their aircraft to reduce costs for airlines and sell more of them. There are more and more aircraft, more and more flights, and emissions are skyrocketing as a result : ] You do understand there's popula...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 174
Views: 20452

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

ah yes, AMS, the main contributor to rising ocean levels. How about these people complain about the government starting to use coal again. Not just them but many others around them as well. That's the argument of people who don't want to do anything, or want "others" to do everything. Red...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 174
Views: 20452

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

When you talk about rising oceans, the Dutch know what that means... ah yes, AMS, the main contributor to rising ocean levels. How about these people complain about the government starting to use coal again. Not just them but many others around them as well. That's the argument of people who don't ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42150

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

Once the GOP loses some key states due to shifting demographics I'm sure they'll advocate for "county's rights" or something. It won't be easy though, and leaving cities to go live in the boonies won't be either.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 174
Views: 20452

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

When you talk about rising oceans, the Dutch know what that means...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42150

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

In France where abortion is not only legal but free, paid for by our universal healthcare system, this has still caused some reactions now, including from the president. A constitutional change will be put in the works to add the right to abortion to the French constitution, instead of it being just...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6491
Views: 439260

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

This intercepted phone call between a Russian soldier and his wife gives an interesting insight on how things are on the ground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OQbIEKbZyc&ab_channel=InsightsfromUkraineandRussia Blyat is the F-word If what he says is true (hundreds/thousands of soldiers torn t...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6491
Views: 439260

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I don't think any country will be able to join as long as the voting process isn't changed. Having Malta or Hungary able to block the EU single-handedly is ridiculous. Scholz is with you on this and me as well. Macron not so much apparently. He argued that the bloc should change its voting rules to...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1035
Views: 42150

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Some very wealthy people are abhorred by this, I wonder if they could set up an abortion hotline, with free transportation to the nearest state allowing abortion ? Whilst it’s a shame that this ruling has occurred it makes me feel all the more lucky to live in a country where we can still have our p...

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