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by Aesma
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 42
Views: 1413

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

I find it 98% probable that neither Alec Baldwin, nor the director of photography, nor the director, had the foggiest clue about gun safety. And yet, there they were, playing with a dangerous weapon like idiots. Baldwin is a COMPLETE idiot, which is why he was so good at playing Trump. Why should t...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 42
Views: 1413

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

I'm reading it was a single "live round". So one shot killed one and maimed another. Do you have any article saying this? “Live” could mean a blank still. Let’s leave guessing till more details are revealed. For all we know it was a blank with something stuck in the barrel that became a p...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stillwater = In America you can't vote once you are arrested ???
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Stillwater = In America you can't vote once you are arrested ???

I found it interesting that they relocated the story from Italy to France...

Also about who can't vote, I really don't get this one : For president in the general election: U.S. citizens residing in U.S. territories

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 42
Views: 1413

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

I'm reading it was a single "live round". So one shot killed one and maimed another.

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1017

Re: Can Islam reform ?

Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Algeria. I'm not familiar with all of these, but I'll comment. Algeria, already mentioned, there was a civil war with radicals (who incidentally planted bombs in France). It's basically a dictatorship of old people, with extremely high ...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1017

Re: Can Islam reform ?

In countries where Islam is the state religion, it could come from politicians. MBS has brought some changes to Saudi Arabia for example. Islam is relatively moderate in Morocco, and has been tamed in Algeria (after a civil war against radicals) and Tunisia. If these countries, maybe with Western he...

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by Aesma
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 55
Views: 1508

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

I don't think the average US house is insulated at all ! It may be that the heat pumps you're using are gigantic. Or are you talking about places with mild winters ? From my research (I'm looking for a house) if I had to redo the heating generation I would go with a heat pump, and a wood stove. I wa...

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by Aesma
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dune (no spoilers)
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Dune (no spoilers)

Is that part of the subscription or will you pay something ?

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by Aesma
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dune (no spoilers)
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Dune (no spoilers)

I've seen the movie 2 weeks ago. For some reason it isn't out in the US yet. I liked it. I've read all the books a long time ago so I won't comment on this or that detail that wasn't respected, but I thought overall it was a good experience, I was really transported into the universe. I'm not one to...

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by Aesma
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 55
Views: 1508

Re: COP-21

scbriml : with gas bills going up by hundreds of percent, are you sure it still ain't happening ?

Dutchy : it's COP26 not 21. The number is 26 because it's the 26th conference, it's not linked to the year.

COP21 was back in 2015, when the Paris accord was signed.

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by Aesma
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?

I'm not sure I see the point of arming such a missile with a nuke. An ICBM in its reentry phase (its various reentry vehicles) is already hypersonic. The advantage of an hypersonic missile is to emulate the difficulty of interception of an ICBM without being a WMD. To attack an aircraft carrier for...

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by Aesma
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?

I'm not sure I see the point of arming such a missile with a nuke. An ICBM in its reentry phase (its various reentry vehicles) is already hypersonic. The advantage of an hypersonic missile is to emulate the difficulty of interception of an ICBM without being a WMD. To attack an aircraft carrier for ...

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by Aesma
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2282

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

I hate Putin with a passion and he's doing great harm wherever he can, but you can't really compare him with the Iraq war which has created a gigantic mess, has destabilized the whole region potentially forever, has created ISIS which is spreading everywhere, will lead to terror attacks for decades ...

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by Aesma
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 97
Views: 8906

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

A question I personally have been pondering that came up today: If someone is so gullible to fall for the misinformation and the disinformation out there on the Covid Vaccine and the so called existence of "absolute rights".... Then are they really the kind of employee or member that a co...

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 29
Views: 1177

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

The "government not buying it" is a very strong incentive to have reasonable prices. The drug might not even get authorized otherwise, so even a rich person couldn't get it, short of travelling to a country where it is available.

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2029

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

I don't think "the Holocaust" should be taught as a unique thing in history. It would be difficult to discuss WW2 in U.S. high school history classes without mentioning the Holocaust. Do you learn that it was completely ignored during the war ? Or that the US didn't want to offer asylum t...

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Islam reform ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1017

Can Islam reform ?

I don't mean reform as it happened in Christianity, because the problems of Islam are very different. The Catholic Church was rigid and corrupt, Islam has no hierarchy and encompasses all kinds of practices. It seems to me the practice of Islam is often closely linked to the country where it is prac...

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 1900

Re: British MP Killed

I disagree. Islam is THE problem. It allows people to do these acts and the silent majority to stand by as they happen. That is a very dangerous attitude to take towards a group of 1,9bn people. The group can't be held accountable for the acts of an extremist. Never. Isam isn't a problem, extremist...

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client
Replies: 49
Views: 6433

Re: IAI starts A330P2F line, Avolon first client

They're clearly not making history so it's a lie.

Will the nose gear get bumped up or not ?

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2029

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

The US being built by slaves over the bodies of native americans is also a fact, but there is a Texas law saying it isn't really the case, that's why now facts are open to interpretation.

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by Aesma
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 97
Views: 8906

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

125,000 employees “Employees who are unable to meet these requirements ... may be released from the company.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/boeing-tells-workers-they-must-get-covid-19-vaccine/ar-AAPr9SP?ocid=uxbndlbing Ouch. This is abrupt as the Federal requirements are brutal: https://www.saf...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2029

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

Surprisingly-On a fundamental level, I can somewhat understand it. But given that this is Texas, I’m sure they don’t have the same reasoning that I do. The issue with teaching history is that it’s very easy to just say “they were bad, they did bad things, so we went over and beat them and we’re the...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 29
Views: 1177

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

Free markets, how dare the Dems want that ?

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2084

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

On top of my 5 weeks vacation time I get 11 days I can take any time. My brother and sister get 20 days so that's 9 weeks overall.

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 31
Views: 1508

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

In a way I'd like to be unemployed right now, I would try out some of these jobs. Operating a shipyard crane seems like fun. About minimum wage, I think it needs to depend on location. For the whole US 15$ is probably fine because it's still quite low, but at the opposite end in expensive places it ...

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by Aesma
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2084

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Longbow, recurve or compound bow ?

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by Aesma
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 3131

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Aren't cranes electric ?

MohawkWeekend wrote:
airlines are putting more aircraft back into service, Americans quit buying fuel efficient cars, are buying record numbers of motorboat/RV/motorcycle'ATV/Quad runner.


Then obviously gas is too cheap.

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by Aesma
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

Emmanuel Macron created a "movement" called "En Marche" at first (yes, his initials), in 2016, while still economy minister under president Hollande. After he won the presidential election it was renamed "La République En Marche !" as a party (frequently abbreviated LRE...

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by Aesma
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

I thought Barnier would run too? He doesn't have much name recognition and isn't exactly charismatic so I'm not sure what he's hoping to achieve, I guess he goes by "you have to be in it to win it". The "Les Républicains" party, LR for short, has had a vote of party members, who...

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by Aesma
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

Yeah a lot can happen. There is talk of Le Pen giving up in favor of Zemmour. If she was sincere in her beliefs she would do it, but since her party is her job, her business, I doubt it. Then there is Hidalgo, she's so bad and polling so low, I can't believe she'll make it. I see the socialists gett...

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41696

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

We heard the radio when he asked his position after the stop so clearly they didn't tell him he would lose 2 places.

As an aside, wet races like this are a welcome change however I would have liked to see this track in the dry as the cars are at their limits, it's beautiful to watch.

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41696

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Also it's all well and dandy trying stuff but Vettel in slicks was ridiculous. Try that during the last ten laps maybe, not when it's still clearly so wet.

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 616
Views: 41696

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

It would have been a gamble but the inters seemed to be able to go to the end. I would have mainly been worried about the performance really dropping off but it didn't seem likely (and Lewis thought the same). I felt exactly like Button was commenting, that the team tricked Lewis into changing tires...

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian L-410 skydiving aircraft crash Oct 10, 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Re: Russian L-410 skydiving aircraft crash Oct 10, 2021

I've only used Pilatus Porters (and a Bell Jetranger) and never felt unsafe. At one point one was even bought brand new since the French national team was based where I was jumping, but that was a bit of a stretch and it was sold after a couple of years. The older one was still fine. It would be goo...

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian L-410 skydiving aircraft crash Oct 10, 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 3570

Re: Russian L-410 skydiving aircraft crash Oct 10, 2021

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20210912-0

Crashed on a second approach in heavy fog, so probably pilots taking too much risk.
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Another L-410 crashed recently (didn't make it to this website I think) so I would look at the aircraft first. And the operators.

Less than a month ago : https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20210912-0

Crashed on a second approach in heavy fog, so probably pilots taking too much risk.

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by Aesma
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20846

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Not going to happen, it’s mostly politics, but some safety risk arguments behind the politics. Pilot failure/incapacitation is assessed at 10E-5, so there needs to be two pilots to meet the 10E-9 standard for single point catastrophic failure you need two independent pilots. Politically, we are wil...

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by Aesma
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

Yes, because collusion is good and competition is bad Thinking in absolutes is usually very dangerous. Yes, competition can be bad, under certain circumstances. Especially in the race to the bottom. Corporate taxes can fall on labor, consumers, or the shareholders, economists only agree it doesn’t ...

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by Aesma
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped
Replies: 33
Views: 2595

Re: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped

To me even with 10% bonus I don't see the advantage of a voucher. The only thing I would be OK with is a voucher allowing me to book the same flight anytime. Otherwise, with how airline pricing works, if I had a flight for a good price, there is no way I can be certain to get a flight for the amount...

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by Aesma
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 742

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

1st round results of 2017 for reference : https://resize-europe1.lanmedia.fr/f/webp/r/622,311,forcex,center-middle/img/var/europe1/storage/images/europe1/politique/presidentielle-les-resultats-du-premier-tour-3308975/40761974-38-fre-FR/Presidentielle-2017-les-resultats-en-integralite-compares-aux-es...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 742

French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

To vary a bit from US politics, we can talk about French politics ! For almost 5 years now, since the 2017 election of Emmanuel Macron, the 2022 one seemed set for a rematch, with Marine Le Pen getting to the second round again. Polls are now showing for the first time an alternative duel, with yet ...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

Taxes are necessary to run our societies. If I buy a product and the company making it pays no tax, compared to a local competitor paying tax, is that good competition, does that benefit me or my country ? This agreement is a way to prevent protectionist policies from becoming more and more appealin...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

I would have liked something closer to 20% but it's still a good thing. And should convince many companies that using loopholes isn't worth it. On top of mandating it I mean. Doing all kinds of shenanigans to go from 25-30% taxation to almost 0% is one thing, but doing it to go from 20-25% to 15% is...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 3131

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

And the other taxe income too, of course.

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 3131

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

par13del wrote:
A lot of countries tax gas to obtain income and to drive consumer behaviour, example to support public transport, lately promoting a healthy environment has been added to the list.


The first reason to do it (and still relevant) is to reduce oil imports, helping the trade balance.

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1205

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

When I started my current job (my first actual job that isn't a summer job, or an internship, etc.) I thought I would change after 5 years, unless it got really interesting. It has been interesting in some ways, not in others. Bottom line is I'm still there after 7 years, with no immediate plans to ...

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by Aesma
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?
Replies: 80
Views: 4222

Re: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?

Tugger wrote:
Always 4 engines. This is a military craft and I assume you are expecting it to be used in potentially dangerous areas. So 4 engines.

Tugg


I love the 4 engines F-35 !

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by Aesma
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2830

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

And South Korean pop culture is quite popular in the PRC and many have traveled to South Korea on business or vacation. Lots of South Korean men also have Chinese wives. So, PRC citizens are aware of the differences between the South and the North. In my experience, Chinese citizens have split view...

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by Aesma
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2062

Re: Your favorite junk food

A doner kebab, only manage 4 a year but so good, from a greek resturant locally which has been in the same family for over 40 years. https://ychef.files.bbci.co.uk/1600x900/p04s6jkr.webp That isn't junk food. Greek food is some of the best in the world.. Here in France what's he's showing is called...

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by Aesma
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2830

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

China's Korean War propaganda movie smashes box office record https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/04/business/battle-lake-changjin-china-box-office-intl-hnk/index.html Nothing like stirring up the masses before you ......... Is it a propaganda movie more so than an American war film? The Battle of Lake Cha...

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by Aesma
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2062

Re: Your favorite junk food

Hershey's chocolate is unpalatable to europeans as we aren't used to eating it. Due to the way it's made (recipe invented for a US military contract) it has a vomit taste.

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