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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: 42
Views: 2438

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: 176
Views: 7011

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: 77
Views: 2639

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: 1070

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: 4714

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: 13
Views: 623

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: 13
Views: 623

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: 101
Views: 4800

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: 176
Views: 7011

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: 176
Views: 7011

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: 28
Views: 945

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: 42
Views: 2438

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: 101
Views: 4800

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: 18
Views: 772

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: 38
Views: 1454

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: 176
Views: 7011

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: 77
Views: 2639

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: 38
Views: 1454

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: 104
Views: 18718

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: 77
Views: 2639

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: 101
Views: 4800

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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by Aesma
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 77
Views: 2639

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Any reason this story is making the news (I had stumbled on it already) ? Good looking blonde girl involved maybe ?

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4098

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

Afghanistan is bankrupt and begging for money to buy food, how would they afford Chinese support/aircraft ? And to do what ?

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 176
Views: 7011

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

That last point is why I think France wouldn't have been interested in the alliance even if offered. We happily share intelligence with allies, but this is a manual process, not letting the US run our intelligence and spy on our people. We have our own assets, our own satellites, our own people on t...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 101
Views: 4800

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

The French should have seen this coming; there were signals from Australia indicating that they wanted out of the deal since at least June: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/defence-department-considering-a-plan-b-to-french-subs-senate-estimates-told/news-story/778969b5d3f1c5498e62bf0c...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 38
Views: 1454

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

That's the issue when you're not fighting a just war, and by that I mean you're not fighting for your people and your territory. The Talibans were, even if they might not be popular amongst many people over there, and might have trouble holding to power. If we think we were on the good side of that ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 101
Views: 4800

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

This could have been handled much better by the US and especially Australia. France has every right to be angry. France also is a major player in the Indo Pacific area and it would be wise of the US and Australia to have good relations with France . This was not helpful. I think from France's POV t...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 136
Views: 4474

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

In America, the States have most of the power. The feds are supposed to be limited in what they have jurisdiction over. Of course the feds have slowly chipped away at what power States have left, but that what is supposed to be. You can't wage a major war if you need to ask permission for every mov...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 101
Views: 4800

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

Yes, Grande Terre in New Caledonia is about half the size of Taiwan...

From what I can find Australia didn't want nuclear subs, they wanted to keep their options open for when it would be politically palatable, so the Barracuda order allowed them to change their mind on that later.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 176
Views: 7011

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

A lot of talk about the ‘stab in the back’, but this project has been on a downward spiral for some time. And that’s not even including issues over the French insistence on taking their full 1hr lunch break. The price has rocketed from $40b to $50b, then $90b and is expected to be more. The entry d...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 101
Views: 4800

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

I feel that France is really over-reacting. "Drama queen" kinda stuff. And dragging on the USA for it? Any problem is completely between France and Australia. And with their "agreement" being 5 years along and Australia doing this, something tells me the agreement wasn't as agre...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 136
Views: 4474

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

At least people have stopped trying to associate these actions with a coup, though I did see one pundit on the right continuing to use ‘junta’ yesterday on Twitter. It’s like these people have never seen news from overseas before - or opened a dictionary. Also, the military taking over is usually s...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 101
Views: 4800

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

Except the contract was won 5 years ago ! There are hundreds of Australians (with families) working on it in France, plenty of French people in Australia too.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 101
Views: 4800

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

In the meantime the US is asking its European allies to come to the Western Pacific to do "freedom of navigation" stuff. Acting like this towards the only one aside from the UK which has nuclear subs, nuclear ballistic missiles, and a carrier group, doesn't seem like a good way to get that.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 176
Views: 7011

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Australia isn't exactly keen on a war with China, though. China is a mere 39% of Australia's exports, and it has a healthy trade surplus with it !

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 101
Views: 4800

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

There is no plan to develop any kind of nuclear industry so it doesn't seem to be the goal. France would of course be willing to help otherwise, we sold nuclear reactors to China after all.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 176
Views: 7011

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Yes that's my point. Not France leaving NATO, but pushing very hard for the EU to become less dependent on it, buying less US tech etc. Lets talk about the deal they had with the french: "The total cost of the program, which includes the production of 12 submarines, has also risen from $40 bill...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 101
Views: 4800

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

‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2021/sep/16/stab-in-the-back-france-accuses-us-of-sinking-australia-submarine-deal-video There is a discussion in the military forum about what the Australians will buy etc., but I think...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 176
Views: 7011

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The French have no right to be. French support to previous Australian defense programs was abysmal; multiple Australian governments had publicly cajoled the French into action, but its taken decades and millions of dollars for mature helo programs like Tiger to get to FOC, and there were plenty of ...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 176
Views: 7011

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Tugger wrote:
I am curious to see how the France ruckus will pan out. I suspect there was more to it than just what is being presented. Ultimately of course this was Australia's choice and decision.

Tugg


Another nail in NATO's coffin is my prediction.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 136
Views: 4474

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I think this thread is going to be locked soon. My last comment: I think that many here are blinded by their hatred for Trump and THEREFORE condone the action of Milley. Had Milley done his deed last week under Biden, I bet that we would have had a completely different discussion. It's not hatred. ...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6726

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

At the end of the day the moderate democrats still supported Newsom. If they stepped up and supported Faulconer who fits the bill for the fair taxation and the other things you listed above. Elder never would have that type of lead. It's clear even the moderate republicans or democrats are not want...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched
Replies: 21
Views: 3900

Re: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched

End Of Sale is also common.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6726

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

You're fortunate many in the GOP (and not just the voters) aren't that smart or they would control all branches of government and most states indefinitely.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched
Replies: 21
Views: 3900

Re: New Italian seaplane airline EOS to be launched

To me the simple fact they mention "450 islands" means this isn't a serious project. How many of these islands are inhabited ? I'm sure some of them are even protected and you aren't allowed to step a foot on them.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 321
Views: 14136

Re: Texas abortion law

Let's be pragmatic shall we ?

There are too many people on this planet, not too few. It makes no sense at all to bring more people into the world if they're not desired.

Of course no religion can advocate that, without disappearing as a consequence. Too bad.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6726

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/stat ... 58083?s=21


Their are nut cases that back Newsom. What's you Point???


Are the nutcases invited to speak at his rallies, too ?
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
There are some absolute nutcases backing Elder. Who let the dogs out on this evangelical?

https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/stat ... 58083?s=21


Their are nut cases that back Newsom. What's you Point???


Are the nutcases invited to speak at his rallies, too ?

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3172

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

How are they unsustainable? The planet is 75%+ water surface. We use Energy in all aspects of our daily lives, and Energy sources are renewable. We train great minds for solutions, and this is a problem that has solutions that are sustainable. The proof is in the pudding. Currently US farmers are n...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 548
Views: 37692

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Well at Monza a few grid spots made a lot of difference, with the Merc having a lot of trouble passing the Macca.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 548
Views: 37692

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I'm not exactly sure what they mean about the late maneuver but it could be that Hamilton was comfortably in front and wouldn't have expected VER to be where he was due to the late attack.

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