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by ACDC8
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1735

Re: Washington State Ferry System

I have not been on BC Ferries in a very long time. I would love to sail on the Coastal and Spirit ships. According to the WSDOT site, sailings to Sidney will resume in 2022. They are usually suspended for winter, anyway. The Coastal and Spirit Classes are nice, personally, I'm a big fan of the Spir...

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by ACDC8
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 1780

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

I know that vendors pay about 2% to the credit card companies. I don't care about that. It doesn't affect me. I also know that I pay the same price, whether cash or credit. So why shouldn't I use my CC and get free flights, nights in hotels, etc? Thats the thing though, the vendor doesn't pay the f...

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by ACDC8
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?
Replies: 42
Views: 1879

Re: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?

Without using any form of points or credits: - Paid $99CAD (taxes/fees included) from YVR to DUS back in 1999. - Paid $150CAD for a WS flight from YEG-LAS a couple of years ago and got $300CAD in WS Dollars because the flight was 3 hours delayed. Didn't even ask for anything, waiting at the gate, em...

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprise aircraft change?
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: Surprise aircraft change?

When I worked up north, our usual Dash 8-300 flight got swapped with a BAe146 once. All my work buddies couldn't understand why I was so excited about that and I couldn't understand how they could not be so excited about that :rotfl: Flying YLW to YYC, our Q400 got swapped out with a CRJ900 - was ex...

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 32
Views: 1629

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

Nothing? Not going to eat at all? :shock: :lol: LOL, did have some Ramen noodles with a spinach salad. I am led to understand the Thanksgiving in Canada is held earlier than the one in the United states because of the metric system. Canada has ten months instead of 12. So, they have to have it earl...

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1735

Re: Washington State Ferry System

I was always under the impression that WSF was a very good system, at least compared to BC Ferries. There is the one ferry per day to Sidney, BC. But that was pre-covid. At least the Coho from Port Angeles to Victoria is back in operation. First sailing was the day the US reopened the border. Not su...

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 1780

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

A lot of places here in Canada still ask for a void cheque when setting up direct deposit/payment.

Going back 30 years, used to write cheques for everything and anything. Nowadays, go to the bank, get a book of 10 "just in case" cheques and they'll last you 5 years.

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by ACDC8
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 32
Views: 1629

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

Nothing.

Thanksgiving was 6 weeks ago.

:mrgreen:

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by ACDC8
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tech help - 80% of people deleted from my life
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Tech help - 80% of people deleted from my life

Not that it helps you in your current predicament, but for future reference, write all important information down on pen and paper and keep it somewhere safe but accessible. I had a similar situation about 3 years ago when my iPhone shorted out, lost about half my contact information, half my photos...

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by ACDC8
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2867

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

That’s my hate on red-eyes, domestic legs that have alternatives. I’ve done loads of International flights, they’re not red-eyes, they’re long flights that require overnights. When there’s a choice—yuck. I did LAX to JFK after a flight from PPT, just miserable even first class, then arriving like a...

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 38
Views: 2895

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

I've always preferred aircraft with more engines, tri-jets, quad-jets versus twins. Nothing to do with safety, its just that they're way cooler than a boring twin. Maybe it has something to do with growing up in the era of tri's and quad's, but 777/787/350's just don't do anything for me - doesn't s...

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you handle red eye flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 2867

Re: How do you handle red eye flights?

BA84 YVR-LHR was my flight of choice for the very reason that it left so late (back when it left YVR around 2200). It was perfect, got to sleep in the day of, relax throughout the day, take the flight, get into LHR late afternoon with a quick connection to DUS, get into DUS right at dinner time, gra...

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 135 Years Since Dedication of the Statue of Liberty Last Week
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: 135 Years Since Dedication of the Statue of Liberty Last Week

10, 25, 50 100, 150, 200 years I get. But 135 years?

Ironically, I just picked up the LEGO Statue of Liberty set earlier this week, had no idea of this week being so significant, just thought it would look cool displayed next to the LEGO Titanic set I have on order.

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by ACDC8
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How about Airlines with (official) nicknames
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: How about Airlines with (official) nicknames

I wouldn't really call callsigns nicknames.

But for callsigns, CPAir used "Empress" which I believe Canadian North used later.
Aer Lingus - Shamrock
Norwegian - Red Nose

And on and on.

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by ACDC8
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners with nicknames
Replies: 22
Views: 1987

Re: Airliners with nicknames

BAe 146 Jumbolino

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by ACDC8
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pivot Airlines of Canada announces its launch dates
Replies: 6
Views: 2134

Re: Pivot Airlines of Canada announces its launch dates

Operating with one CRJ100 - hmmm, if I can find a decent flight back east, might be the trip to log a flight on one :biggrin:

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by ACDC8
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 224
Views: 8553

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

These timeframes are getting more ridiculous after each fossil fuel polluting hypocritical summit they have.

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by ACDC8
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun
Replies: 26
Views: 1489

Re: Shooting Between Drug Cartels at a Resort in Cancun

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Will be interesting to see how this impacts tourism in Cancun specifically.

Pretty sure that most people won't care, especially with this being the first winter where travel to Cancun is realistically possible for most, I doubt it'll have any impact on tourism what so ever.

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by ACDC8
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

25 years ago I worked in the McDs store which trialled staging in NZ, it precooked, then microwaved, we told the customers it was cooked to order. And some customers probably actually believed that :biggrin: Burger King has been doing it even longer, they broil the meat, leave it in the warming tra...

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by ACDC8
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

Almost all McDonalds cook to order these days, they don't have burger waiting in the production bin. It's not cooked to order, its assembled to order. Meat still sits in a warming tray for God only knows how long, they just take it out, slap it on a bun, but a squirt of mustard and ketchup on, a pi...

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by ACDC8
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

Fast food ain't what it used to be, used to be cheap, fast and crappy. Now, its overpriced slow and crappy. You order, you pay, they bag it and you're on your way. Burgers sat under the heat lamps for a few minutes, now they sit in a warming tray on the other side of the counter and they call it &qu...

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by ACDC8
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa LH418 A340-300 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2042

Re: Lufthansa A340-300 ?

I see, thank you for the correction. I think between 2007-2014 it was a daily 343 in winter and daily 346 in summer. I've also seen photos and timetables showing FRA-YYC-YVR using the DC-10-30, in the 80s. Do you know when Lufthansa first brought the 744 to YVR, and axed the 742? For some reason I ...

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by ACDC8
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa LH418 A340-300 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2042

Re: Lufthansa A340-300 ?

The A34x to YVR replaced the B742 c. early 2000s. Sort of, the 343 was used during the winter schedule and the 742 during the summer schedule during the late 90s and early 00s. KLM did the same, using the MD11 during the summer schedule and the 767 during the winter schedule (and alternated with Ma...

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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4650

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Hertz. The car rental company bought 100,000(!) Teslas today. Tell me again how EVs is not happening;-) Nobody said that, what was said is that the timeframe you propose is simply unrealistic. There are almost 1.5 billion cars on the road today, and for many of the owners of those cars, right now, ...

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1391

Re: International Airports and prayer room

YVR has a interfaith Chapel in the International Arrivals area, also a "quiet" room after security at the D Gates.

Dusseldorf has a meditation room for interfaith meditation and is also used as a memorial for the victims of the fire they had back in 96.

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defines a "long haul" flight?
Replies: 11
Views: 1039

Re: What defines a "long haul" flight?

Isn't a long haul anything 6 hours plus?

Personally, for me, living in Canada - I'd consider it anything across one of the two oceans on our borders.

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3067

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Renewables will outpace fossil fuels eventually. As it is, Australia showed that renewables and esp. battery storage is and can be so worthwhile. https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-big-battery-south-australia-3-blackouts/ What you have asked has been partially or fully answered in this - https://clean...

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3067

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

You could make fun of it all, sure, but what is your brilliant solution? Use Zoom. Lord knows they're telling us to do the same thing instead of commuting to work to save the planet, regardless what it costs us. The house is on fire, Did I say it wasn't? and instead of acting, Who says I'm not acti...

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3067

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Newark727 wrote:
Don't we usually get upset at teenagers for not caring about their futures? Just sayin'.

Its a good thing that teenagers care about their future, after they're finished their homework - just sayin'

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3067

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Ah yes, an event where World leaders and dignitaries fly in from all corners of the globe via private jets to sit around to tell us that we need to give our yearly holiday in the sun some second thought cuz flying is bad :rotfl: Oh wait, its OK, their flights are offset by purchasing "carbon cr...

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by ACDC8
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa LH418 A340-300 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2042

Re: Lufthansa A340-300 ?

YVR-FRA saw an alternating mix between the A330/A340 over most of the last year - one day would be the A330, a couple of days later the A340. Pretty much only A350 now. See what the winter schedule brings us.

Bless you LH for keeping the A340 in the skies just a little bit longer :cloudnine:

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Air Canada doesn't fly to Northern Canada?
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: How come Air Canada doesn't fly to Northern Canada?

Its a niche and specialized market. Certain aircraft are better suited for Arctic Canada flying, so AC would possibly have to start a separate division with a sub fleet of aircraft. Having said that, IIRC, AC briefly owned/operated NWT Air years ago.

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1400

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

Oh Lord, I keep records of my flights, but not that detailed. Most flown, WestJet by a long shot, followed by Air Canada, KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa. No idea what my total number of miles I've flown with each. Top favourites (of my most frequently used airlines) is still British Airways, fol...

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by ACDC8
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 2585

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

Is pre-clearence worth it? From a passengers point of view - uh, hell yeah! Wish we Canadians had it coming back - make travelling so much more enjoyable.

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by ACDC8
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 83
Views: 21377

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

This was coming off a United 787 into the international terminal, to the standard mildly stifling German public building, versus hopping on a 320 for a quick long weekend to the Canaries. LOL, literally 50% of my long haul flights coming in and leaving FRA have been using air stairs. Same with LHR,...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4650

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

From Canada only - https://electricautonomy.ca/2021/10/04/run-on-less-electric-truck/ Curious if any of these trucks did any trial runs through Rogers Pass or up the Coquihalla? 290km range sure won't be a realistic number leaving Revelstoke in the dead of winter. EV trucks in Canada are coming, bu...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation Vloggers?
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Aviation Vloggers?

Is Sam Chui still lurking around?

Still like his content.

Noel Phillips is good, as is Jeb Brooks.

Alex Praglowski has really started to shine, lots of Canadian content.

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 790

Re: Olio of advice on used-car-buying

That was a year ago, so I guess I can be more objective now... what is/are the problem/s with the Equinox? :boggled: https://www.motorbiscuit.com/chevy-equinox-the-most-common-problems-you-should-know-about/ All cars have some issues of some sort - some more than others. The interwebz is a great to...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1207

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

What made the Deh Cho Bridge on the Yellowknife Highway justifiable? That answer was given to you 6 months ago when you asked the same question in your similar thread. But to refresh your memory. The highway that crosses that bridge leads to Yellowknife, again, a city with almost 15 times the popul...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1207

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

What warrants the four bridges on the Yukon River in both the Yukon Territory and Alaska being built? I don't know about the bridge in the US because I don't know anything about Alaskan infrastructure. But for the 3 in the Yukon: The Robert Campbell bridge in Whitehorse - Whitehorse has 20 times th...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 790

Re: Olio of advice on used-car-buying

(Also I'm pretty sure the vehicle I buy is going to have to be a Chevy Equinox. :bigthumbsup: ) Well, there's you first mistake :biggrin: Seriously though. Research vehicles online, visit vehicle specific forums - find out what common issues owners have had. Lots of people just griping about their ...

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1207

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

West Dawson is a real town like Dawson City and Highway 9 goes all the way to Alaska, so it makes sense to build a bridge connecting Dawson City and West Dawson. There are also several bridges on the Yukon River that are further north. West Dawson is certainly not a real town like Dawson City - the...

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ATRs - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 24
Views: 1309

Re: The ATRs - Whose have you flown?

ATR 42 and 72 - both Eurowings.

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by ACDC8
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1207

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

Seeing that no bridge has been built or planned yet, that would be a good indicator that the current system is more than adequate at this time. The ice bridge at the Yukon River in Dawson City is getting thinner due to climate change and that could cause issues for supporting the weight of trucks a...

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City
Replies: 19
Views: 1207

Re: Potential for Building a Bridge Over the Yukon River in Dawson City

Building a bridge across the Yukon River would certainly allow for easier emergency vehicle access. If that was such a concern, they would have built one by now. Seeing that no bridge has been built or planned yet, that would be a good indicator that the current system is more than adequate at this...

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4650

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Now when Uruguay can do it, and it isn't have much money as Canada does, if it can do it, don't see why Canada doesn't if the political will is there. Just as an aside, I remember this story It doesn't matter what Uruguay is doing. It doesn't matter what India is doing. It doesn't matter what Norwa...

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by ACDC8
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4650

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Now from what I had understood of Canada, you guys were supposed to be more pro-climate, more climate change activist than U.S., aren't you ??? And I'm talking more about the nation in general rather than individual positions. Don't know, maybe. Politically, our current Government is quite pro-envi...

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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4650

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

I don’t know if you are misunderstanding on purpose or what your game is, My game? I asked you which point in your post I did not respond to. But yes, I do believe there is a misunderstanding because you seem to believe I didn't address what you wrote yet I responded to every point in your post. Yo...

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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4650

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

M564038 wrote:
Now you’re down to not responding to what I write, but what you think I write. Thats not working for me.

And exactly where did I not respond to what you wrote?

I addressed every point in your post

:sarcastic:

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by ACDC8
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 4650

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

The needs you describe are outliers. The needs I describe are realities. Half of every EV ever sold are sold this year. Not here they aren't, and we are years off from that goal. But since you seem to know our market, needs, infrastructure better than we do, I'm gonna guess you just don't care. Mos...

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