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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Isn't the NSA spying on us, wherever we are ?Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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).Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
@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'...Jump to post
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 ?Jump to post
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 ?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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.
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 ?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Yet they shoot at people who are clearly not armed with a firearm, too.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Police in the US kill more than anywhere else but sure, there is nothing going on. All is fine.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
In this old thread SXI899 claims he has done 2000nm ferry flights on ATR : viewtopic.php?t=593431Jump to post
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.Jump to post
But is there really a plan ? We're seeing this in real time with Belgium, they have decided to shut down their nuclear plants, and replace the missing electricity by relying on imports from neighboring countries. Without asking or coordinating with these countries, of course (Germany did the same th...Jump to post
Acupuncture and "cupping" are doing something concrete to your muscles/body, so I wouldn't be surprised if it has an effect, although I have never tried (and it freaks me out). Herbs, well many contain active molecules, so no surprise there either, if given a choice I would want that molec...Jump to post
Actually "regular" natural gas, as is coming from Russia, is better for the environment than fracked gas, that can be worse than coal, CO2 wise.
Buying gas from Russia has other issues, though, and I agree that we shouldn't be importing anything for our energy (other than uranium).
I remember the outrage over "death panels" during the Obama years. I guess this point system isn't well known... Sending home cancer patients or HIV sufferers because dumb people are afraid of needles, that's quite bad. c933103 : these pills are quite rare and expensive (in fact I don't th...Jump to post