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by Aesma
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

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: 7099

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: 1013
Views: 39128

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: 37
Views: 3482

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: 6412
Views: 430120

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: 2456

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: 55
Views: 3772

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: 153
Views: 15443

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: 7099

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: 55
Views: 3772

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: 1013
Views: 39128

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: 2456

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: 2456

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: 905

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: 153
Views: 15443

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: 153
Views: 15443

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: 153
Views: 15443

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: 1013
Views: 39128

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: 153
Views: 15443

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: 1013
Views: 39128

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: 6412
Views: 430120

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: 6412
Views: 430120

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: 1013
Views: 39128

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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by Aesma
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

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.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

A sniper with a shotgun :d

Hunting shotgun to be clear.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Against small drones, you can use lasers, other drones, shotguns...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes
Replies: 51
Views: 3261

Re: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes

Having a new category was the logical thing to do all along. Except maybe there needs to be 2 new categories, one for M2F, and one for F2M.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 37
Views: 2099

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

The question is rather, do we really need Turkey in NATO ? Turkey causing issues with Greece, Cyprus, Libya, and now Kurds ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport
Replies: 71
Views: 12583

Re: AMS putting a limit on international passenger traffic through the airport

the solution to this problem is more immigration/guest worker programs, but there is no way this will be allowed in the EU If the issue is security checks, guest workers don't seem to be a good idea... The EU allows countries to do whatever they want regarding immigration, more or less. Especially ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW
Replies: 30
Views: 6457

Re: Passenger dies after leaving easyJet flight at LGW

Escalators are horribly dangerous. Do a web search for ‘killed on escalator’…you’ll be shocked. They are only safe if you are standing upright, have no dangling shoe laces or scarves or items of clothing and enter-exit properly. I'm always squeamish in airports seeing people with bare feet in flip ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3126

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

DIRECTFLT an FGITD posts back to back are interesting. Police hesitated shooting, probably because of fear of collateral victims, and then get accused of having caused collateral victims...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/factsdocs/status/15 ... 3664924672

I don't know if the commentary is right, could it be encircled Russians ?
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Interesting short video : https://twitter.com/factsdocs/status/15 ... 3664924672

I don't know if the commentary is right, could it be encircled Russians ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 39703

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Some years ago Total converted a refinery to biodiesel production from palm oil. It caused quite a stir, not because of the loss of oil refining capacity, but because palm oil is not exactly environmentally friendly (and is food). There is research to make gasoline and diesel from other crops, inclu...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?
Replies: 30
Views: 2968

Re: Question: With the price of oil skyrocketing, who gets the extra money?

For many people it's actually possible to drive less. Carsharing for example. Car ads here in France now have a disclaimer inciting you to not use the car, quite ironic. Then you can also reconsider buying a gigantic pile of steel and look at more reasonable vehicles with less cylinders. Drive more ...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

"The Ukrainian military is both outnumbered and outgunned" - ex-PM of Ukraine, talking to BBC. Can the Ukrainians hang on to any of the Donbas until heavier weapons arrive from supporting countries? Will enough be supplied? I do not see that happening. A senior presidential adviser to Pre...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'
Replies: 54
Views: 2565

Re: LIV Golf Players Denounce Their PGA Tour Suspensions: 'It Makes No Sense.'

I've never figured out the US Right Wing love affair with the KSA. I thought they were the party of anti-Sharia and low gas prices? :rotfl: Well it's simple, KSA leadership is not afraid to stand up to pansy-assed progressives and the LGBTQ+Alphabet crowd or the press (they'll even kill 'em if they...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Currently Russia is firing 50 000 shells a day. Ukraine is only firing 5 000 shells a day. That doesn't quite match what the FiRMS map is showing. We see a lot of red spots on the Russian side. Only explanation is the Russians are shooting at open fields and brick buildings where as the Ukrainian a...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I've seen some interesting commentary on French TV : at the height of artillery battles in the first WW Germany was firing 100 000 shells a day. Currently Russia is firing 50 000 shells a day. Ukraine is only firing 5 000 shells a day. Forget about tanks, give them more ammo (and I hope western prod...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon bans release of mug shots
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Oregon bans release of mug shots

Here in France this has always been banned, well, the police simply never released anything. And "perp walks" have been explicitly banned for a long time, with for example arrested people/prisoners having their faces hidden when there is a risk of encountering TV crews.. When Dominique Str...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1643

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

Wasn't that an option ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I said the US, I didn't say Biden specifically. I don't think another president would have acted differently. Russia is at Europe's doorstep (or part of it) and has always been there, it means European countries are a bit more subtle about dealing with Russia than the US. That's indeed why some coun...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 39703

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Can you convert to other fuels in North America ? Here you can go for LPG, but the conversion is a bit of a bother. E85 is easier. My father drives on LPG but he bought the car already equipped from the factory (Dacia Sandero). 1 liter is 0.80€, same for E85. Taking into account the decreased fuel ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I guess the US really doesn't understand diplomacy. It's not that Zelensky didn't believe in the invasion, it's that he needed to try to prevent it, by lowering the pressure, not adding to it. So from a historical basis, did and does such tactics work? The alternative was to mobilize and send troop...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Macron yesterday has "clarified" the French position by saying that we wish for an Ukrainian victory, with restored territorial integrity. "The military conquest of foreign territory cannot be accepted under any circumstance". He has also given his support to an operation to get ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle

How would she prove that the transmission of the STD occured in the vehicle owned by the insured.. I don't think this has to do with unpaid medical bills but damages. No way did Geico or any insurance company figure this in their rates. And who carries $5 million dollars plus of insurance? Too many...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Coverage by "France 24 English" of CAESAR hit and run tactics by Ukrainian army. Warning: from about 50 second to 1 minute are some disturbing images of dead Russian soldiers. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7AddZ5vGZHk (Titel seems wrong) Resume of hit and run tactics: CEASAR are deployed ...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 07, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

For the first couple of months France wouldn't say anything publicly about weapons delivered, and since then it's less secretive but not exactly announced in fanfare like in other countries, so I'm not sure these numbers are accurate. As I said we have lots of Russian lovers here, and we're in the m...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6412
Views: 430120

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The Mistrals were ordered long before the invasion of Ukraine. But after Georgia. For sure a bad idea from Sarkozy or his PM Fillon (who recently got jobs in Russia, that he has now quit). Russia is said to be retreating in Melitopol : https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1533956966976049152 I...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 39703

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Can you convert to other fuels in North America ? Here you can go for LPG, but the conversion is a bit of a bother. E85 is easier. My father drives on LPG but he bought the car already equipped from the factory (Dacia Sandero). 1 liter is 0.80€, same for E85. Taking into account the decreased fuel e...

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