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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

But it was before I was born which meant I never had a say until I voted to leave. Can you provide any evidence that Britidh voters in the early 1970s were made fully aware of what they voted for, was what we ended up with? Plenty. My next reason for wanting us to join the Communities is that they ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

What has Brexit got to do with racism? Are you for real? There was a great deal of racism. In the brexit vote.. Of course for racist brexiters. It's not racism just 'common sense' I would like you to explain please, with evidence, that Brexit and racism are linked somehow. Otherwise please do not m...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

That's someting I wouldn't expect. Afterall, the UK doesn't need to rejoin the EU as it can always opt for the Norway model or anything else between hard Brexit and EEA membership. ....but given the opt outs the UK will want to have. Still hasn't sunk in the the EU is about the only international o...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Amazing how little knowledge the average Brexiteer has of the European Union and its institutions. "We did not vote for it" is factually wrong if you consider that the UK always had members in all institutions. Little knowledge and little interest. In 6 months it will all be over. #counti...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thr correct number of inches is . . .
Replies: 39
Views: 809

Re: Thr correct number of inches is . . .

Are people so helpless that they can’t roughly convert kilometers to miles or meters to yards? If so, God help us. Nah, they don't. It is just that every time i do it, i bemoan the waste of entropy. Physically speaking the imperial unit system is shortening the lifespan of our Universe! More on the...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 144
Views: 2192

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Don’t be such a pedantic twat VT, Trump never said “give her a free and fair trial”, he said “lock her up”. He was shitting on our core principles then just like you and he shit all over them now. But you turn the other cheek at grabbing pussy so it’s no wonder an accusation of attempted rape would...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 144
Views: 2192

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

You will never get this, but I'll say it again, just for the exercise... I believe Trump is a changed man. He is forgiven, by conservative evangelicals. (There is something about forgiveness in the "Book" they use). All is well regrading Donald J. Trump. . A changed man would not talk abo...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 59
Views: 8630

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

That would have failed miserably on this trip. Why do some passengers on a 16 hour journey choose to stay in their seats the entire flight? : Never had a 16 hour flight, but plenty in the 12 to 14 he range and I noticed that especially women often sit down and remain seated the whole flight, while ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 144
Views: 2192

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

If the shoe was on the other foot, we know what a "D" majority would do. Confirm "their" person, while disregarding the "R" lawyers demands, and the "R" witness's reluctance to testify... :spin: Exactly like they all dumped on rapist Trump but Franken got a f...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 144
Views: 2192

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

If the shoe was on the other foot, we know what a "D" majority would do. Confirm "their" person, while disregarding the "R" lawyers demands, and the "R" witness's reluctance to testify... :spin: Exactly like they all dumped on rapist Trump but Franken got a f...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

But it was before I was born which meant I never had a say until I voted to leave. So just like almost everything else that governs your life. Just like you had no say in the UKs future. What the UK can and can't do in future is decided by the WTO and the EU. You won't have a vote in that either. T...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

What we voted to join was not the nightmare that was thrust upon us all without choice. Wrong. You got exactly what you voted for. Political integration is a stated policy goal since the 50s. Just like with Brexit you just didn't care to find out what the vote actually means. Best regards Thomas We...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

What we voted to join was not the nightmare that was thrust upon us all without choice. Wrong. You got exactly what you voted for. Political integration is a stated policy goal since the 50s. Just like with Brexit you just didn't care to find out what the vote actually means. Best regards Thomas

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu Vaccine or No?
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: Flu Vaccine or No?

BartSimpson wrote:
I never get vaccinated, and never get the flu.


Most people don't get the flu. Most people just get an infection with flu like symptoms.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 144
Views: 2192

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

President Trump cast doubt Friday on the credibility of the woman who has accused Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers The President is so out of line discussing this topic.. That is just fear talking. Who knows what teenage Trump adventures there are to learn abou...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

I cant see us ever going back once we’ve gone. If things work out well, maybe we will hopefully see other countries abandon the EU. I am pretty sure many in the UK would have thought you never join the EU in 1970. It would be nice for democracy for more countries to have in/out referendums. Yeah.. ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 144
Views: 2192

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Unless you are the ultimate partisan hack it’s quite easy to see that delay is part of the Democrats’ agenda. A little too obvious, frankly. That assessment is quite obvious bullshit, as the GOP has plenty of time to install their judge even after the midterms if they chose to. Hmm... Somebody forg...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

I cant see us ever going back once we’ve gone. If things work out well, maybe we will hopefully see other countries abandon the EU. I am pretty sure many in the UK would have thought you never join the EU in 1970. It would be nice for democracy for more countries to have in/out referendums. Yeah.. ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Leaders proposed Canada + or WTO solution not the brexit fudge that the remainers came up with. https://i.postimg.cc/j5bfp9hg/IMG_0044.jpg Canada of South Korea deal is acceptable for the EU. But it will mean a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. No need for a hard border given that i...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 144
Views: 2192

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

it is certainly possible that she misremembers stuff, long time ago, traumatic event, certainly possible She can't remember where, when, or even the year. Isn't it equally possible she "misremembered" who it was? Yup. That is what i said. But I would assume she asked her therapist and unl...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Leaders proposed Canada + or WTO solution not the brexit fudge that the remainers came up with. Leavers probably did, but leader would know that a Canada style trade deal takes ~5 years to negotiate and WTO can easily take twice as long. So any leave leader would focus on a transitional agreement t...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...

EA CO AS wrote:
Weihenstephaner. Accept no substitutes!


As all Oktoberfest beer is brewed in Munich, and they are in Freising, their Oktoberfest beer already is a substitute ;)

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 144
Views: 2192

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

How exactly do you know that confession or lies are his "only possible responses?" Have you irrefutable proof that he did this? While it is certainly possible that she misremembers stuff, long time ago, traumatic event, certainly possible, but for her those are of course the only options....

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu Vaccine or No?
Replies: 25
Views: 483

Re: Flu Vaccine or No?

This, presumably from the folks that put their stamp of approval on last year's vaccine, which was 30'ish percent effective.. You mean 30% effective like in many other years? For H3N2 type viruses that is about the long term average effectiveness. But you have to add all those people that did get v...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 144
Views: 2192

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Unless you are the ultimate partisan hack it’s quite easy to see that delay is part of the Democrats’ agenda. A little too obvious, frankly. That assessment is quite obvious bullshit, as the GOP has plenty of time to install their judge even after the midterms if they chose to. There is no possible...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

sevenair wrote:

Never trust a remainer to do a leaver’s job.


Funny, it would appear that only remainers are even trying, they probably care about the UK, while the leavers don't propose anything and jump at the first opportunity to get rid of any responsibility.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Did I miss the EU withdrawal from the WTO somehow? WTO rules are very much your concern as long as you are in it. Good luck ever getting a schedule approved without being able to guarantee rule compliance. Dude, the EU already has a WTO schedule, and until the day the WTO agrees to new quota for th...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

I still think that this was the plan all along - offer nothing, blame the EU and get the Hard Brexit the Conservative party have, idealistically, wanted for ages. :checkmark: Exactly. Crash the economy just enough to pull the "sorry folks, we don't have money for the NHS anymore, we have to ab...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court
Replies: 28
Views: 1228

Re: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court

Will Putin's regime extradite its citizens to the ICC? Great! Well, if a country does prove that a Russian citizen is guilty - then this national will get their deserved prison term. Wow.. Did Russian occupation forces on Crimea already start serving or was that postponed somehow? Is the trial date...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court
Replies: 28
Views: 1228

Re: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court

Why would anyone care how a Pariah state like Russia or North Korea resists justified and legal sanctions vs. how to resist illegal sanctions? There are, slow but reliable, mechanisms to deal with illegal sanctions, that Russia can´t use because they are the illegal actor. Russia knows that, that i...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

WTO and the EU's requirement over their borders means it's very much an Irish matter. Did I miss the UK withdrawal from the WTO somehow? WTO rules are very much your concern as long as you are in it. Good luck ever getting a schedule approved without being able to guarantee rule compliance. Best re...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thr correct number of inches is . . .
Replies: 39
Views: 809

Re: Thr correct number of inches is . . .

noviorbis77 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Inches? The world is measured in meters, and thus centimeters. Thus the question you proposed is a trick question.


Not everyone uses the metric system.


In 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th approximation everyone uses the metric system. The rest is basically just noise in the data.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should dueling make a comeback?
Replies: 31
Views: 768

Re: Should dueling make a comeback?

Thus we come to the basic flaw in dueling to settle matters of honor: The outcome of the duel is in no way affected by who's right, the outcome is only determined by who is better with a weapon. Well, to be fair, there was an element of "luck" when it came to flint lock pistol duels. They...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should dueling make a comeback?
Replies: 31
Views: 768

Re: Should dueling make a comeback?

It would be an interesting approach to solve the gun ownership pandemic in the US. Anyone able to calculate how long would it take before the NRA population would have eradicated itself? Nah, they would be shacking so bad that they hit nothing or an innocent bystander taking a strole through the wo...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall
Replies: 27
Views: 831

Re: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall

. If people are so worried about illegal immigration from the south, why don't those people go and work in the fields or stand at Home Depot and take jobs away from illegals? Why don't they defend the southern border? Well, once they found all the kids they kidnapped and have reunited them with the...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Re: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode

Yesterday's Enterprise gets my vote as well. It's one of my favorite interpretations of time travel and the butterfly effect, and overlaying of time. (Instead of each decision creating an alternate timeline there exists only one timeline and changing something in the past instantaneously changes ev...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

WTO and the EU's requirement over their borders means it's very much an Irish matter. Did I miss the UK withdrawal from the WTO somehow? WTO rules are very much your concern as long as you are in it. Good luck ever getting a schedule approved without being able to guarantee rule compliance. Best re...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Indeed BLRSEA, Just as strange as telling the EU it can't just turn down Chequers without telling what's wrong with it?!? The EU has been making it crystal clear in every language it communicates in right from the start that it will never ever separate the 4 freedoms, more than 2 years prior to TM ...

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by tommy1808
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 144
Views: 2192

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Mitch McConnell has said that Brett Kavanaugh will be on the SCOTUS. I'm resting easy tonight. “You’ve watched the fight. You’ve watched the tactics, But here’s what I want to tell you: In the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court… Don’t get rattled by all of ...

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by tommy1808
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 247
Views: 25944

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

Chemical rockets to leave earth and land on Mars due to the radioactive pollution (not much but enough).But if want regular high speed shuttles to Mars it has to be nuclear.Full stop. A mars cycler would do the trip in 146 days, nuclear engines don't improve that much unless it's a reactor to power...

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by tommy1808
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...

trpmb6 wrote:
Will definitely be looking for them next time I stop in the aforementioned shop.


They won't have it. Those are only brewed for and sold at the Oktoberfest.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: The Correct Oktoberfest Beer is...

I assume you're not talking about actual German beers? Back in my drinking days, I had a great fondness for Sam Adams Octoberfest. The correct Oktoberfest beer is of course the beer served on the Oktoberfest. Augustiner, Paulaner, Spaten-Franziskaner, Löwenbräu, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräur and only in...

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by tommy1808
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The UK is one of the biggest economies in the world. Not the same. The Netherlands have a 20% higher gdp/capita than the UK, which defines the market you have to offer in return for a trade deal, I.e. what kind of trade deal you get. The size of the economy is also irrelevant for trade relationship...

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by tommy1808
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 924
Views: 85239

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Interesting that they'd consider the F-15. They've flown St Louis-built F-4's before in the jurassic period, but not sure they were ever nuke carriers (I would think so?). Boeing seems pretty desperate to keep something running in St. Louis for tacair, and (with McCain dead) it would be funny if th...

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by tommy1808
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

noviorbis77 wrote:
Whatever happens to the UK, you too will be poorer.


Right, the Netherlands with a ton of trade, free trade deals and a WTO schedule will fare worse than the UK with none?

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

I suggest we open another threat: Brexit Phase 3.1: clinging on to hope while falling of the cliff-edge Brexit Phase 4: send care packages! Well, it won't be quite that bad and most will just show up in slower growth, which of course will compound over time. And when the UK gets is WTO schedule in ...

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by tommy1808
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1885
Views: 37484

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

I suggest we open another threat: Brexit Phase 3.1: clinging on to hope while falling of the cliff-edge Brexit Phase 4: send care packages! Well, it won't be quite that bad and most will just show up in slower growth, which of course will compound over time. And when the UK gets is WTO schedule in ...

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