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by YokoTsuno
Fri May 21, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3378

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

I agree. But there seem to be a number of people who seem to believe that EV will miraculously resolve the problem. Sort of “I drive a EV, no longer my problem, my conscience is clean now” while in reality a switch to EV is only going to expose the real problem, the amounts of energy and resources w...

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by YokoTsuno
Fri May 21, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3378

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

Why not? It is the actual usage of the car that pollutes, not the manufacture. The most environmentally friendly thing is to scrap the old fossils and go EV as soon as possible. The most environmentally friendly solution is a massive change in human attitude. - Most electric energy is still produce...

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by YokoTsuno
Sat May 15, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3378

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

Developer Of Aluminum-Ion Battery Claims It Charges 60 Times Faster Than Lithium-Ion, Offering EV Range Breakthrough I understand there's a difference between theoretical speeds and practical speeds. It's pretty easy to make a charging system that adjusts itself relative to the available power. Who...

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by YokoTsuno
Sat May 15, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world
Replies: 46
Views: 3378

Re: Aluminum Ion battery tech could change the world

Developer Of Aluminum-Ion Battery Claims It Charges 60 Times Faster Than Lithium-Ion, Offering EV Range Breakthrough - super fast charging (60x faster) Even if this would be possible, how are you going to charge the battery in such a short time? Depending on the country, a typical domestic electric...

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by YokoTsuno
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violent protests at Wistron's iPhone factory after workers told to work 12 hours for $163/month
Replies: 30
Views: 1915

Re: Violent protests at iPhone factory after workers told to work 12 hours for $163/month

So so shameful that Apple is carrying over its infamous sweat shop culture in China to India. Their hecking headphones cost $600 and they really want workers to work for literally nothing. I work in the tech industry. Apple issues a tender and the contract manufacturer with the best offer and reput...

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by YokoTsuno
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground pin on power sockets
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Ground pin on power sockets

Your question is mixing up the airplane's systems wiring with Seat power wiring. Not at all, people answering here are mixing this up :D I understand the difference very well. I also understand that grounding of the aircraft at the gate has nothing to with my question. So, to explicitly answer your...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are cruel rulers necessary?
Replies: 66
Views: 5430

Re: Are cruel rulers necessary?

Let me ask you this, what would China be like today without Mao? He dragged China kicking and screaming into the 19th Century and barely into the 20th Century. I doubt Chang Kai Sheik would have been able to attract enough people to unify China. Even his economic miracle in Taiwan would likely not ...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground pin on power sockets
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Ground pin on power sockets

unimproved wrote:
The 115v400hz system uses the frame as neutral. IIRC the in seat power is fully contained per seat row.
What about the ground pin on the socket. Is this just a hole to accommodate the plug or is this actually wired to the A/C frame?

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground pin on power sockets
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Ground pin on power sockets

I work with ship board power as well as facility power. Most US Navy ship board is 3 phase Delta, which is excellent for damage control as well as personnel in that a single ground fault just shifts the potential but no arc current. You're saying that there's no neutral from the ship's generator th...

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by YokoTsuno
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground pin on power sockets
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Re: Ground pin on power sockets

GROUND PIN or PROTECTIVE EARTH? RCD protection works on current difference. i.e. if the summ of currents flowing shows an imbalance of more than 10..30mA the circuit breaker (all poles) is triggered. How do you think this imbalance is created? Via a return path that by-passes the RCD normally the e...

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by YokoTsuno
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground pin on power sockets
Replies: 12
Views: 2449

Ground pin on power sockets

I noticed that cabin power sockets have a ground pin. Does that mean the aircraft's electrical system has a neutral wire, meaning one pole grounded (TN) just like regular domestic wiring? I always assumed aircraft wiring was a floating (IT) configuration, apparently not. Does that also mean there's ...

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by YokoTsuno
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in the World
Replies: 33
Views: 1664

Re: Racism in the World

Looks like people are missing the point about this thread. The question is not if there is racism in Asia or wherever, it is about why they are no/less protests. There's a simple explanation. - Korea and Japan are too homogeneous, racial issues at least within their own borders still need to be &qu...

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by YokoTsuno
Fri May 22, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 136
Views: 9158

Re: Germany to permanently ban brothels

There is a huge amount sex trafficking from Eastern Europe countries. That is reason enough to ban it According to that logic we should ban all professions, since abuse exists in virtually all industries. It is not a matter of making it legal or illegal, but making it a perfectly acceptable profess...

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by YokoTsuno
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 173483

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Klaus wrote:
Nostalgic throwback
I doubt that.

Britain will have irreversibly changed politically after Brexit, it doesn't automatically mean cultural/product association will as well. There's a reason why people still use the term England while in fact referring to the UK, obviously frustrating the Scottish.

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by YokoTsuno
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 173483

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Have to disagree with those who say so. Uhmm, Britain has some wonderful companies and a lot of good people, but this list, I have to disagree with that :lol: 1) English breakfast, unbeatable. --> yak, really vet and more vet on an empty stomach, my stomach doesn't agree with it. Not really exporta...

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by YokoTsuno
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 173483

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Have to disagree with those who say so. 1) English breakfast, unbeatable. 2) Bentley, maybe one day if the 4D gods are on my side. 3) Aston Martin, if Bentley goes bust that is 4) Mini, probably more realistic 5) Marks & Spencer, the only brand that seems to fit me, always wondered why. I don't ...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 173483

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Exactly! Look, I think Singapore does some things really well. But the only way it can achieve those things is via a mandate from the government and a conformist attitude by the people. Many of Singapore’s decisions make logical sense. But in Singapore roughly 90% of people live in government owned...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 173483

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Singapore at the Thames? So, let's set the record straight here. The Brits kicked the Europeans out because they took away jobs from the native British working class and depressed salaries. So now they are going to replace these very jobs by Indian/Bangladeshi workers and Indonesian maids employed u...

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by YokoTsuno
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 4366

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

Modi is just another Populist leader. We see these leaders everywhere right now, including the US. I have no idea how we will stop this rise in populism Uh, aren’t world leaders supposed to be “popular” and “represent the majority of people” they serve? So that guy who was in charge in Germany in t...

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by YokoTsuno
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days
Replies: 76
Views: 4112

Re: I don't recognize Hong Kong these days

Yeah...for all the talks about how Shanghai or Shenzhen is going to pass HK soon, why in the world does PRC gov't want to cling onto control of HK so badly, then? Because that's how dictators and dictatorships are. They rather choose bloodshed and total destruction over talking to rival power, let ...

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by YokoTsuno
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4666

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

You know, on e of the things I really hate about some sci fI films is that they portray a future where aesthetics in design is a thing of the past. The movie Time cop for example, has cars that look like they’re built out of Lego. It like we forget what a nice car looks like. This Tesla truck comes...

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by YokoTsuno
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4666

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

This seems a perfect vehicle for the HK market right now. Kills 2 birds with one stone, carbon emission and safe passage for weekend shopping.

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 173483

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

They don't want to talk about Brexit as they tend to hate it, tired of the madness around it, fear how it will affect them and blame all the idiot politicians. Too simple to blame the politicians. A country gets the government it deserves. If the Brits genuinely want to end this mess they know what...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Barcelona
Replies: 33
Views: 8934

Re: Protests in Barcelona

It would sound ridiculous, but this is exactly the same the concept; a minority (because even in Catalonia the % of people that want Catalonia independent is less than 50%) trying to impose their wishes on the majority and going against the very basic constitution of the country they are living in....

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by YokoTsuno
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Barcelona
Replies: 33
Views: 8934

Re: Protests in Barcelona

Comparing freedoms in China VS Spain and the situation in HKG VS Catalonia is hilarious. No it's not. In Spain there's people in jail for doing what they have been elected for, opinions in other words. You can disagree with the seccesion but throwing people in jail for political reasons is somethin...

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by YokoTsuno
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Question for Brits
Replies: 10
Views: 1941

Re: A Question for Brits

The Brits themselves are so divided on the issue that they are more than capable on their own to run the country in ruins. Putin is probably watching in disbelief how easy a job it ultimately was to achieve is goal.

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by YokoTsuno
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 26465

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

The Chinese state is largest and longest unitary entity. You have more luck seeing USA fragmented. China has also world largest GDP. The reemergence of China as world most powerful economy is the world history back to normal trajectory. A bit simplistic if you ask me. In order for a nation to be a ...

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by YokoTsuno
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 26465

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

When China opens up, Hong Kong loss her status as the middleman. The inevitable demise of Hong Kong is all but certain. Hong Kong people antagonism towards China is due to the failure of adjusting to the fact of their relative demise. Spot on. Hong Kong was a product of its time, that's all there's...

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by YokoTsuno
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German firm allegedly approved Brazil dam structure knowing it was unsafe: 300 died
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: German firm allegedly approved Brazil dam structure knowing it was unsafe: 300 died

What I don't get is that Germany had a worldwide reputation for engineering excellence and now we've seen Volkswagen and Audi falsifying emission tests, Berlin airport bypassing regulations and now (potentially) this. I have always worked for a German company, travelled for the better part of my li...

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by YokoTsuno
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 7255

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

"And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. 9:5 But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving...

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by YokoTsuno
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do in Tasmania
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Things to do in Tasmania

If you're a foodie. May sound as strange advice to somebody from the UK, but Cadbury used to have guided tours in their Tasmanian factory. Sampling is so good that you won't be in any need for chocolate anymore for 3 months :D. They also have excellent wine and cheese farms there, include one of the...

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by YokoTsuno
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 7255

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

Islam doesn't condone violence against innocent civilians, so tell me how 9/11, ISIS etc has anything to do with religion? I am not particularly targeting Islam, Christianity's track record isn't exactly much better but how do you explain this? "Quran (3:56) - "As to those who reject fait...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 99
Views: 7255

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

What about the crimes of Joseph Stalin, or Mao Zedong? Nazi ideology as well as communism was/is based on the same principles as religion. In essence one creates an all-knowing entity generally referred to as God, then effordlessly defend that entity and the ideology that comes with it. If this ent...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 3029

Re: My distrust of Samsung

I mean srsly, are we supposed to believe in the smartphone-making capabilities of Whirlpool and Maytag? You seem to believe that the guys that do Samsung smartphones are the same ones that build washing machines. Most of them haven't even met each other, ever. It's like a logistics employee at GE's...

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by YokoTsuno
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?
Replies: 11
Views: 1243

Re: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?

Perfectly plausible. If a 200kW tug can pull a plane there's little reason to doubt a 150kW Mini is capable of moving an empty 777. Also BMW's lawyers have very likely done their homework after Volvo that got itself in hot soup with their fraudulent reinforced car ad.

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by YokoTsuno
Tue May 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal
Replies: 79
Views: 7188

Re: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal

And yet, my degrees are now tarnished by this nonsense even though I didn't do anything wrong. Yes you did. Do your patients get in any way better cured purely because of your Stanford background? Would you have been a lesser physician if you would have graduated from a more mundane college? Probab...

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by YokoTsuno
Sat May 11, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things to do/see in southern England
Replies: 14
Views: 2095

Re: Things to do/see in southern England

Thanks, very useful suggestions, especially this Cottswolds area, totally new to me.

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by YokoTsuno
Fri May 10, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things to do/see in southern England
Replies: 14
Views: 2095

Re: Things to do/see in southern England

Any suggestions on things to do and see in the south of England? I have a wide variety of interests, can spend the entire day in a war museum but am just as well comfortable in a local antiques store or spending the whole day hiking. Definitely no beach whaling and sporty stuff. Like to see things ...

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by YokoTsuno
Fri May 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things to do/see in southern England
Replies: 14
Views: 2095

Things to do/see in southern England

Any suggestions on things to do and see in the south of England? Anything south of London, from East to West coast. Have 3 days to spent, wide interest, in possession of a rental car. Don't mind of the beaten track. Thanks.

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by YokoTsuno
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 23950

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

The chairman of SN Airholding NV Etienne Davignon has confirmed that "Brussels Airlines remains a Belgian company and will not be integrated into Eurowings" He meant to say "not yet". Or the opposite, he made it no secret that Brussels Airlines would be rebranded and integrated ...

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by YokoTsuno
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 23950

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

b Maybe it's supposed to reduce nationalist barriers, but it's failing to do so. As for brands, people don't want a European brand. They want a Belgian, German, Dutch, French, British, whatever nationality's brand. Those nationalistic feelings are very much alive among the general public, much high...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 23950

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

. Oh, and your work contracts are now invalid and your fleet will be used to feed Frankfurt, not Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm." Just a matter of time. In the past it were the aristocrats who called the shots, thereafter the industrialists. In the age of globalisation it's Facebook :) and the...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 23950

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

The best future for Brussels Airlines is simply to be integrated into a larger airline, in this case Eurowings. History has shown us time and time again that this matters very little when nationalistic feelings go South. I am not claiming that this is going to happen in this particar case of Brusse...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 23950

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

European company :roll: If it only was that simple. These nationalistic feelings are still alive and kicking. Do you really believe Belgians think Eurowings is a truly European company when the Germans just sacked their CEO? It's not the first time I have seen German takeovers abroad driving a profi...

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by YokoTsuno
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police act brutal against referendum voters in Catalonia, Spain
Replies: 183
Views: 5267

Re: Police act brutal against referendum voters in Catalonia, Spain

I'm not really as familiar with Belgium, so I don't want to try to draw comparisons when I'm ignorant of the subject. So I'll bow to your superior knowledge about Belgium. Comparing Belgium to Scotland or Catalonia is flawed. - Hard to put a figure on it but in Belgium you'd struggle to find 30% of...

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by YokoTsuno
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7457

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

To be honest, FlyingDisk, I doubt whether a great many westerners actually care about the difference. Despite the old motto, "Vive la difference!" the mayors of these towns, Sarkozy (possibly for electoral gain as he will need to regain votes from Le Pen) and many in this forum are actual...

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by YokoTsuno
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7457

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

You're nobody to judge Muslims just as I'm nobody to judge atheists such as yourself. Your attitude towards this is unfortunately not representative for an entire community. I am sure you read through the comments of ordinary Malaysians on Farah Ann Abdul Hadi's outfit. The problem with God is that...

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by YokoTsuno
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7457

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

Everybody should wear what they want, not what "God" or their male family members tell them to. And that's not what is the de facto state of affairs in conservative Muslim communities. It's a matter of freedom. In that case I presume Westerners are also repressed, after all only Amazon-In...

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by YokoTsuno
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7457

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

I remain astonished that so many here are ready to deny women - or anyone - their right to choose whatever they want to the beach. I'm old enough to remember when bikinis were banned at Bondi Beach in Sydney - by men, of course. It only confirms what history has shown over and over again. Mankind, ...

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by YokoTsuno
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7457

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

Come to Malaysia & I'll show you Muslim women wearing skirts, shorts, tube tops, dresses with plunging necklines, see-through blouses, sleeveless shirts, bikinis among those wearing the hijab. None of them are harassed or have any legal action taken upon them. As a matter of fact, I can give yo...

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