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by tommy1808
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

TikTok to open first European data centre in Ireland Popular short-video app TikTok, owned by China's ByteDance, has said it plans to open its first European data centre in Ireland with an investment of about €420 million. In a blog post, Roland Cloutier, Global Chief Information Security Officer o...

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by tommy1808
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 914

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

They are not considered high risk groups because they're not high risk. Why do you think the first group still uses condoms? Cleanliness comes to mind. best regards Thomas If that were the case they're never would have been an AIDS outbreak to begin with. https://books.google.de/books?hl=de&lr=...

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by tommy1808
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 914

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

Not everyone can give platelets as the veins need to be of good quality and not too deep. that must be location specific. My veins never cooperate, even the pros in donation centers often need 2-3 attempts AND often end up prodding the needle around in my arm for a minute or so, and used to donate ...

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by tommy1808
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?
Replies: 37
Views: 2344

Re: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?

I think you are on the money Horstroad, that is pretty incredible. The black markings do indeed look like a 5. The color is actually gray - you can see the white gel coat behind that in places. I found it in a very remote spot - it was 20 km from the nearest road access, and I'd say less than 20 pe...

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by tommy1808
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?
Replies: 37
Views: 2344

Re: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?

I think you are on the money Horstroad, that is pretty incredible. The black markings do indeed look like a 5. The color is actually gray - you can see the white gel coat behind that in places. I found it in a very remote spot - it was 20 km from the nearest road access, and I'd say less than 20 pe...

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by tommy1808
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 914

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

The difference is the first belongs to a high risk group, the others do not. Which in the describes case is not true... the others are the higher risk groups. They are not considered high risk groups because they're not high risk. Why do you think the first group still uses condoms? Cleanliness com...

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by tommy1808
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29155

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Will SpaceX use data gathered by the Rover to determine landing sites? Or will landings pads be prepared ahead of time? kinda hard to prepare pads ahead of time at their destinations i think. And no reason to take the risk of an unprepared landing site on earth. So i guess they want to be able to l...

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by tommy1808
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eu budget of 1.82 T Euro agreed
Replies: 74
Views: 2986

Re: Eu budget of 1.82 T Euro agreed

It is strange that so many people seem concerned with the 2 trillions debt the EU will create but way less with the 26 trillions debt the US already has. Total government debt in the Eurozone exceeds 10 trillion. Eurozone debt/GDP ratio is higher than US. But you are right that people in the US sho...

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by tommy1808
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood and it's painless
Replies: 30
Views: 914

Re: I just gave blood and it's painless

A MSM donor with a permanent partner (both of who are HIV- and can attest to using condoms) is deferred; a woman who is dating several guys and has unprotected sex is not; neither is a guy sleeping with multiple women; even lesbians get off the hook easy. What is the difference here? Blood will sti...

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2066

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

A universal governmenf paid system is normally using 7-10 of gdp in europe for highlevel highcapacity health care that also supports the country in pandemic times. Usa uses much bigger part 12-15% of gdp for less part of the population 80% before obamacare today probably closer 90%. One weakness is...

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 XWB's wing weight
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: A350 XWB's wing weight

Hello, A bit of a lurker here and actual engineer with access to all A350s (I think) manuals. I can assure you that no A359 has a DOW above 135t. In fact, they just about reach 140t if you account for crew, water (1t) catering and everything else that is no payload (pax, bags or cargo), which is wh...

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 353
Views: 29155

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

Success! The grain silo has finally taken flight and is back on the ground safely! https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1290800150194073610?s=20 Holy damn! I saw a flying grain silo alright! Congrats to Space Boca Chica team! Tugg every time i see those Starship prototypes i think those are m...

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 31
Views: 2842

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

bennett123 wrote:
How did he get into his own car.

It is not exactly a huge space.


he got in there himself and gets to decide when to leave?

Want to see your significant other going from all comfy dirty to all panic? Ignore them using the safe word...

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 31
Views: 2842

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

bennett123 wrote:
Don't get how his claustrophobia only kicks in when he is in the back..


because "confined space" and "unable to get out" are both triggers for claustrophobia?

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2066

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

A universal governmenf paid system is normally using 7-10 of gdp in europe for highlevel highcapacity health care that also supports the country in pandemic times. Usa uses much bigger part 12-15% of gdp for less part of the population 80% before obamacare today probably closer 90%. One weakness is...

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eu budget of 1.82 T Euro agreed
Replies: 74
Views: 2986

Re: Eu budget of 1.82 T Euro agreed

Increased ad serving costs for EU based advertisers for one. These companies also offer a lot of consumer-purchased products and services that could certainly see increased costs to be born by EU consumers. That's one way to look at it, but since companies generally have a fixed advertisement budge...

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

But yes, if China put a million Christians into camps? .. about 2MT 5000 feet AGL over Beijing would not surprise me. China does indeed have a longstanding history of persecuting Christians with no Sabres clashing, so I think it's more to do monied interests blunting hard policy stances. Cato had a...

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

Does that make it a good idea to let them continues to run? i miss the times when everyone was clear that, once a country get to concentration camps for religious minorities, the fun was over. best regards Thomas Looks like it depends on the denomination of the religious minority. I’d be more than ...

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

c933103 wrote:
Does that make it a good idea to let them continues to run?


i miss the times when everyone was clear that, once a country get to concentration camps for religious minorities, the fun was over.

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2066

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

A universal governmenf paid system is normally using 7-10 of gdp in europe for highlevel highcapacity health care that also supports the country in pandemic times. Usa uses much bigger part 12-15% of gdp for less part of the population 80% before obamacare today probably closer 90%. One weakness is...

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by tommy1808
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 105
Views: 5177

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

It doesn’t matter if you are GOP or just naively run their errand by buying and spreading their filthy propaganda, dear. Biden is a very qualified candidate, and he will surround himself, and listen to some of the best people in their respective fields. This is just the same old 2016 GOP tactic of ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2066

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

Nope, not fake news... he said it! (I know you know this. ;- ) On Fox news even, no way that can be fake news.... https://www.foxnews.com/politics/transcript-fox-news-sunday-interview-with-president-trump Tugg Trump says many things. Doesn't mean it's true. I am of the position that everything that...

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by tommy1808
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

who cares why he bans stuff, as long as he bans the right stuff. Why is he banning any stuff? Isn’t America supposed to be all about freedom of speech? The government not censoring anything they disagree with? Seems like the US government is more than happy to restrict speech on platforms it can’t ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 105
Views: 5177

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

He is without doubt the most dangerous person in the world, a deranged, racist, treasonous criminal and he must be removed from office But unfortunately the US senate is full (or almost full) of people who do not have the integrity to do their job eg vote to remove a president who sought to undermi...

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

Sokes wrote:
If once in a while one works well it's better to leave it alone.


i am all for leaving them alone. Including with our business.

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

99% conviction rate in criminal court. .... that does not happen under the rule of law ever. best regards Thomas You have a source for that? ups, my mistake.... it is 99.93% https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/03/11/china-scored-99-9-percent-conviction-rate-last-year/ best regar...

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

C’mon, Trump doesn’t want to ban TikTok because of national security (that’s a nonsense argument by the way). He wants them banned because their supreme trolling event in Tulsa embarrassed him to his core. There’s also TikTok users who have made videos parodying Trump which have annoyed him. Anothe...

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Kindle ?

I just download this app on to my I phone I like it although the screens a bit small, I don’t like the left - right scrolling though and can’t figure out how to change it to an up down, vertical scroll Googling has not provided an answer yet, any ideas ? I think Amazon made a colossal UX screw up w...

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shortest runway airports with regular A380 service
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Shortest runway airports with regular A380 service

Pre-covid, several airlines made grandiose plans to expand A380 flights at airports I thought were not well-suited to handle that behemoth. For instance, the longest runway at BOS is a mere 10,006’ (and only 150’ wide) yet BA, EK and LH all had or planned to have A380 service there. I thought A380 ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

Dictatorships and democracies can not co-exist in the long run.We should act accordingly, and copy & paste the North Korea sanctions onto the PRC. There is no middle ground with countries running camps for religious minorities or unwelcome opinions. Zero. best regards Thomas What exactly do the...

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

I believe comparing death camps with Chinese camps is not useful. i didn´t, i compared concentration camps with concentration camps. Plenty of Chinese tech companies are directly involved with filling up those camps, and we should not even ask ourselves if we do business with them, but rather from ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions

VTKillarney wrote:
If the protesters are arguing for fewer restrictions, shouldn’t they be wearing masks? The two go hand in hand.


in that case the protest would not have been dissolved, and they couldn´t claim victim status...

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 100
Views: 3887

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

In Germany the very expensive new high speed lines mostly have two or three high speed trains per hour in each direction. Add one regional train. That's not really much. that is not much, and not true. Hanover - Frankfurt partially runs at over 110% capacity, most others between 85 and 110%. See Bu...

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

Never cared for Tik Tok it's just another worthless app that rots young kids' brains and encourages them to stay home all day doing nothing. I hope he does Ban them. Calm down Grandpa, by the way, happy 70th birthday! He has a point. Can one get mobiles for kids that allow only two hours access/ da...

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by tommy1808
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions

How could this happen in a country like Germany? They are supposed to be civilized. Its easy to judge, but when you may lose your job, your savings, your house, its a bit harsh to not be empathetic. Unlikely that they lost any of that ..... I think it’s fabulous that those Germans have started prot...

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by tommy1808
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 105
Views: 5177

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

When it comes to gerrymandering, there's no easy answer. Outlining electoral boundaries in any country is inherently political in one form or the other. In the US, the states are responsible for drawing their electoral boundaries. It can easily become non-political. In the UK, the respective Bounda...

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by tommy1808
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 105
Views: 5177

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

So I guess that he has given up on extending his hold on power by preventing a November election removing him from power. I further guess that he will head down the road of refuting an election result which does not return him to power in the hope of hanging on just a little bit longer.. i am fairl...

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by tommy1808
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 105
Views: 5177

Re: Trump Wantso Postpone Election

Doesn't that just prove the point? He couldn't even pull off something that inconspicuous, yet he's going to mastermind some ingenious coup to stay in office? He's an idiot. absolutely.. he won´t succeed with anything he is trying. Unfortunately the GOP doesn´t want to lose the Senate because of hi...

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by tommy1808
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 105
Views: 5177

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Why can't the Left ever seem to decide whether Trump is moron or a deranged Machiavellian genius usurper? One moment it's "hahaha covfefe what an absolute idiot. Dumb Drumpf strikes again" and the next he's a cunning Frank Underwood-House-of-Cards character. To me it's obvious...he's a bl...

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by tommy1808
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

China doesn't have the upper hand at all, and never has. They may in the future... and this would be totally thanks to total US incompetence and self-sabotage over many decades. In an effort to place tariffs, farmers suddenly became involved and in need of bailouts...and even then, the tariffs stil...

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by tommy1808
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 105
Views: 5177

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

That is the greatest fear, our miltary getting involved.To me anyway. Banana Republics do this. If your military gets involved, it would be to clear the White House. Those folks tend may have very conservative interpretations of the constitution in their head, but they tend to take their oath more ...

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by tommy1808
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 105
Views: 5177

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Trump has no intention of actually postponing the election. All he's doing is setting the stage for what will inevitably come: IF he loses in November, he will NOT concede defeat, and he WILL challenge the election result based on the mail-in ballots being 'fraudulous'. Even when he loses any such ...

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by tommy1808
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

The biggest issue for China will be it's own self inflicted wounds surrounding Human rights, intellectual property and other items. Many companies are working to move work to more friendly environments. China will be making overtures soon due to all that to improve it's standing everywhere. Those o...

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by tommy1808
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China claim they will sanction Lockheed Martin
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: China claim they will sanction Lockheed Martin

For all their rhetoric, I do not believe for a minute that China thinks they can reclaim Taiwan without military intervention or democracy on the main land Considering a trunk full of thermite well placed at TSMC can wipe out much of the PRCs economy in under a minute i don´t think they have any il...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2693

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

bennett123 wrote:
Any idea why these 14 chose to recognise Taipei


Same reason anyone recognizes Beijing: money

Those 14 being on the right side of the issue is incidental...
Holy see is obvious... one has freedom of religion, the other has concentration camps.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2693

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

Really? I didn't know that the world has his own Gesetzesbuch which has a paragraph saying that embassies are not allowed to be in West Jerusalem. I guess that means you don´t know enough then..... Resolution 478 5. Decides not to recognize the "basic law" and such other actions by Israel...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips: for or against?
Replies: 98
Views: 2798

Re: Tips: for or against?

There's too much tipping. The whole point of tipping was to express gratitude for going above and beyond the normal call of duty. When I'm expected to throw on an extra 20% just because that is what's normal, that's not tipping - that's me having to pay the staff because the cheap ass owner won't. ...

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by tommy1808
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2693

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

Moving the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem violates international law, moving the Embassy to Taipei does not. Really? I didn't know that the world has his own Gesetzesbuch which has a paragraph saying that embassies are not allowed to be in West Jerusalem. I guess that means you don´t know enoug...

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by tommy1808
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2693

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

...or to move the Embessy from Beijing to Taipei. Xi would know that international recognition of his regime would drop rapidly in that case. I strongly doubt it. Remember how Trump moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was going to set off a wave of nations moving their embass...

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by tommy1808
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3660

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

Surely freedom is the right to choose to kneel or not to kneel. You would think some folks would get this, but it is lost on those that wave the flags and then pepper spray peaceful citizens and shoot rubber bullets so the Impeached President can have a photo op with a book he never reads. He held ...

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