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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: 81
Views: 7145

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: 24
Views: 935

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: 39
Views: 1634

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: 3
Views: 262

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: 1781

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: 32
Views: 4908

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: 39
Views: 1634

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: 81
Views: 7145

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: 39
Views: 1634

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: 24
Views: 935

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: 51
Views: 1679

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: 1335

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: 51
Views: 1679

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: 84
Views: 2927

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: 694

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: 694

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: 694

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: 41555

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: 41555

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: 41555

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: 3523

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: 3523

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: 207
Views: 18916

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: 888

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: 2571

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: 694

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: 694

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: 888

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: 888

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: 84
Views: 2927

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: 84
Views: 2927

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: 1169

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: 4108

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: 2788

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: 45
Views: 1643

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: 2788

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: 45
Views: 1643

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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by Aesma
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 45
Views: 1643

Re: Your favorite junk food

No, it's a copy by Mars, Inc. We also have it in France.

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 45
Views: 1643

Re: Your favorite junk food

Sour Cream Doritos
Sweet Chilli Pepper Doritos

A greasy kebab :

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 132
Views: 3121

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Any of them cost 15000$/€ ? We have an MG here, Xpeng and Nio I don't think so yet. The only cheap electric is the Dacia Spring, made in China, and based on the made in India Renault Kwid. The Kwid was launched at 2.57 lakh rupees ($3,884). The Spring is sold at 17000€. You can get it at 12600€ than...

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by Aesma
Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14344

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

We don't expect to be fighting another world war alone, maybe ? I really don't know how attack submarines are used, considering they're basically "useless" when there is no war. About the deal, I don't know, but the US knew probably more about the French contract and its state than the UK ...

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by Aesma
Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 140
Views: 8088

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

If it was cheap then you would give it to every person traced to someone infected. But since it's expensive it will probably be only given to the not vaccinated, or the high risk vaccinated. I find the "common cold" comments quite odd coming from the UK where the pandemic isn't exactly und...

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by Aesma
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 132
Views: 3121

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

No reason to make fossil cars after 2025. EVs have currently passed fossils in capability and quality, it is now only a question of production capability. There is no cheap, capable electric car. By capable I mean decently sized and ranged. Something like a 15000$ Nissan Versa. And in other parts o...

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by Aesma
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 140
Views: 8088

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

In France this is mandatory. All unvaccinated healthcare workers are either on leave, vacation, or already fired. So far the healthcare system is coping (but the COVID wave is low). About the Merck drug, I'm reading the US government ordered it for $700 for a 5-day course, I have my doubts it will ...

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by Aesma
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Travel Firm CWT Plans Bankruptcy Filing to Cut Debt
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: Carlson Wagonlit Filing For Bankruptcy - Includes SATO (US Gov) Travel

My French company uses them, I don't know if it's a separate entity or not.

Aside from plane rides, you can also book trains tickets.

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by Aesma
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 140
Views: 8088

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

In France this is mandatory. All unvaccinated healthcare workers are either on leave, vacation, or already fired. So far the healthcare system is coping (but the COVID wave is low). About the Merck drug, I'm reading the US government ordered it for $700 for a 5-day course, I have my doubts it will b...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 132
Views: 3121

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Yes of course most Indians probably can't afford any kind of car. Which is why it might be easy to tax them. I think 2030 for an end to the sale/manufacturing of electric car is quite realistic, it is the date some countries have chosen, other have 2035 or 2040, but in practice car manufacturers are...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 132
Views: 3121

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

"Lakhs" is a bit of Chinese for most of us. From what I'm getting 12 Lakhs rupees is about 16000$. Isn't there a "green" reason for this tax ? Or maybe it's that high because it's a "luxury" car ? Or imported ? Here in France there is a car worth the same amount or ther...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4235

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

Some of the "moderates" are DINO. In fact not even that, they're fully Republicans, if the GOP hadn't become the house of crazies. They take money from big donors and do their bidding. 70% of Republicans and 90% of Dems in West Virginia support the infrastructure bill, but Joe Manchin oppo...

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