Hahaha! I am going to get on one of those flights just because of the call sign! One of my favourite movies! https://youtu.be/3WD7f7pvoSY Also good to see the full Braathens name back! Saw this photo today: https://flysmart24.no/2023/02/05/forste-braathens-fly-klar-for-sommerens-charteroppdrag/ Like...Jump to post
DeSantis have significant appeal for Independents and Centrists. The groups that carry Biden in 2020 and Democrat in midterms. It would be down to DeSantis to rely on them during the GOP primary. He knows the Far Right would vote for him if he win the Primary. Just like Biden knows the Far left wou...Jump to post
DeSantis have significant appeal for Independents and Centrists. The groups that carry Biden in 2020 and Democrat in midterms. ………. Which would make them run to biden's lap once more if DeSantis sway too much to the right. DeSantis is so far right he’ll fall off the end of the planet if he take a b...Jump to post
I could hypotethically go rob my local bank or grocery store without even a knife, so why would I need a gun? Bringing a gun would only mean the police will bring guns too, they are not normally carrying firearms. Why would I risk my life when I don’t have to? It’s the money I want, not being dead, ...Jump to post
«How Boeing defied the Airbus challenge» by Mohan Pandey tells the story about ETOPS extensions, the A340 and the 777. Interesting how what was initially pushed as almost impossible safety-demands on twins initiated by Airbus and the pilot unions, eventually turned into an such an incredible succes...Jump to post
But somehow a majority of american voters keep insisting this won’t work in their particular society, even though it works elsewhere. American exceptionalism at it’s most naive and darkest. Why? I think it's quite clear that legal gun ownership does absolutely nothing to prevent crime. In violent cr...Jump to post
Not really Ironic. Europe has gotten rid of a lot of guns. It started with the good ones handing them in when asked. And it worked. Pretty good position to give advice from. Nobody is telling the rest of the world to do anything. If Europe doesn't want guns fine, we could care less. We have the righ...Jump to post
So you think that criminals, who already don't abide by our laws, will suddenly just decide to give up their weapons once they realize that they are the only ones who are armed and everyone else is defenseless? Yes. Because that has happened over and over again. Removing weapons from society starts...Jump to post
The «good guys» must stop having guns. The «bad guys» will follow. Make sure to keep a decent economic redistrobution going, so you have less «bad guys» to begin with. Make education and health free so that class mobility improves. Prison to rehabilitate not primarily to punish. You know, the usual ...Jump to post
I think that is a lousy analysis. Of course, these aren’t completely isolated systems, and you could argue NATO provided a shelter for these other mechanisms to happen organically, but it is a bit like saying the Capitol Police makes the laws of the US. Agreed. Adenauer, Schumann et al were responsi...Jump to post
western and central europe, had kept themselves in total peace with each other for 75 years. This is achieved through extreme carefullness, the construct of the EU, and putting exactly the kind of over-carefull diplomat-minded quasi pacifist types such as Olaf Scholz in power everywhere in the syst...Jump to post
Planeflyer wrote:I’m sorry to disagree but NATO lead by the US not the EU is what has prevented war in Europe these past 75 years.
While I am firmly onboard with the «this is the time to act and every civilized country in the world should send everything the Ukranians want the rid the world of the Satan Putin»-crowd, it is worth noting the following which some of the americans on here seem to miss: The most war ridden region in...Jump to post
«How Boeing defied the Airbus challenge» by Mohan Pandey tells the story about ETOPS extensions, the A340 and the 777. Interesting how what was initially pushed as almost impossible safety-demands on twins initiated by Airbus and the pilot unions, eventually turned into an such an incredible success...Jump to post
I feel really sad that everyone is setting up the poor captain as a fall guy for this. It is a fact that he was in political opposition to the Malaysian government. I am NOT saying that this played a role in the accident, just that he was a very convenient person to blame. After all accounts he was ...Jump to post
Why this talk of Liz Cheney? Have you guys accepted the GOP moving the goalpost so far that what was before considered borderline extreme right wing, and in any other country still is, now suddenly is some kind of golden middle ground?? That’s like letting Putin keep Crimea, or Hitler keep Poland. T...Jump to post
There are 195 countries in the world, most of them much, much larger than the vatican state. They regularily change heads of state, and ex- heads of state die the whole time, without it being particularly noteworthy outside their own country or circle. Outside the catholic church, the power of the p...Jump to post
But, but, but.. Didn’t you say the republicans were the good ones?
NIKV69 wrote:Jump to postSomeone better do something this is going off the rails.
I can vaguely remember my mother using them 35-40 years ago! Travellers cheques lasyed until around the turn of the century, I guess? Remember using them in eastern europe mid-90’s at least.Jump to post
I would never have guessed that guy to be a criminal!Jump to post
I believe I agree with NIKV69 for the first time!
Tik Tok is but the worst offender, though, it is a jungle of digital services with nothing better to do than giving us exactly enough dopamine kick to make us stay longer and longer and spend more and more. It got to be dealt with.
Interesting fyi Porsche has sold more Taycans in Norway than all the ICE vehicle sales combined. Quoted for emphasis. It should be noted he’s not talking about Porsche Rube Dino-cars, but all pure Rube Dino-cars combined. Now, about the energy crisis. As you will note this crisis is all about the g...Jump to post
All the time back in my touring days. My home airport basically connects all the different cities in the country, so it could be several times a week at one point.Jump to post
No. That’s more or less gone. My mother ended up changing back to her «maiden name» after my parents had been married for 10 years, to keep with the times. They have been married 53 years now. Actually, my wife’s ex-husband took her name and kept it after the divorce, so my daughter shares surname n...Jump to post
It’s crazy, my 3 year old has been coughing since August, too. Luckily kindergarden stayed open most of the pandemic, so they had quite a bit of the usual stuff doing the rounds. We’ve had so many viruses in the family this fall I can’t even count. We get everything since all of us are exposed to a ...Jump to post
That’ll save you more power than the cars’ll spend charging. Or thereabouts. Not kidding. I'm on our high rise condo EV charging committee. We were assuming that it could be 3-4 years before any installation would take place. Wrong. Suddenly it looks like this coming year will be the optimal time, a...Jump to post
There are plenty countries having had high firearm density because of a war, conscription and distributed storage later reduced by law. The «good ones» needs to begin, and the «bad guys» follow. De-escalation is an actual, if gradual thing. The US has an insanely high gun density, and it makes the c...Jump to post
I don’t know if you are joking or if you were home from school the day the rest of your class learnt about tolerance. The idea is that tolerance works works pretty much like positive and negative numbers. Tolerating tolerance = + Intolerance towards intolerance = + Tolarating intolerance = - Not tol...Jump to post
The limit of tolerance is to not tolerate intolerance. Not really familiar with the Paradox of Tolerance then, eh? If you're going to put limits on tolerance, where do you stop, and crucially, who gets to decide? We have our our limits in the west, which are constantly changing. Other societies have...Jump to post
Not really familiar with the Paradox of Tolerance then, eh? That's the conundrum at the heart of the LGBTQ+ community: we're all for diversity, and tolerance, but not towards people who disagree with us. Acceptance of removal of ability to demonstrate a belief != tolerance of another’s belief. One i...Jump to post
No. Tolerating intolerance is intolerance, not tolerance.
You’ve got it backwards..
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Jump to postThe diversity idea requires one to accept other people’s/nation’s diversity—it’s their country, their circus. Accept or stay away, don’t try to impose your beliefs elsewhere.
It is absolutely nothing like that at all.
Braybuddy wrote:Jump to postM564038 wrote:Why, exactly shouldn’t one complain about
It's a bit like kicking a dog and then complaining about being bitten, IMHO.
Why, exactly shouldn’t one complain about that? If those LGBTQ+ activists were really true to their beliefs, they wouldn't have gone to Qatar in the first place. And therefore give in to Qatar's inherent homophobia? This is not how it works. What you are saying is that some members of the community ...Jump to post
Only 235.000 norwegians watched the opening match on television. This is compared to 835.000 watching the opening match of the 2014 WC. Source: https://www.finansavisen.no/nyheter/livsstil/2014/06/835-000-saa-vm-aapningen?zephr_sso_ott=skEpIa https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/mBKed4/nyhetsstudio-si...Jump to post
Infantino read one of Putin’s speeches and thought his logic and debate technique was so great he had to adopt it. So Qatar has to do modern slavery, misogony and racism because of something someone living in europe did 3000 years ago. Got it! FIFA president blasts ‘hypocrisy’ of Western critics of ...Jump to post
Wouldn’t ve the first party on the right wing fringe that imploded due to the internal lack of logic and coherency combined with leadership figures colliding. That’s why, in many political scientists view, it is wrong to assume, as many does, germany would have gone the way of Nazismus even if Hitle...Jump to post
Please explain. Btw. I have visited the Gaza strip. I know peopled held captured without liberty and freedom by the Israeli army since their birth. Yes. Let’s talk about hero worship of the Israeli army! Come on, man! Not talking about Israel..what does that have to do with...anything? It's response...Jump to post
When you said Rambling and dramatic, I expected just another ex-military guy wanting attention mix of History Channel editing and hollywood movie trailer voice over trying to sound intellectual with the depth and insight of a mediocre Tom Clancy novel. The link, on the contrary was engaging and insi...Jump to post
For one they happen to be terribly dangerous, in worst case lethal. I am surprised you didn’t know that. Did I mention private sales anywhere? Are there private sellers? Yes. Are there many at “gun shows”? No. Most shows vet their sellers, so FFLs are predominant. Second, I’ve never screamed “guns a...Jump to post
I have lots of close family in the millitary(non-us), and they found it comical too. (At least 2 of them has seen some serious combat) They’re there because it’s the right mix of technical stuff, travelling, challenge, feeling close to the (political) action, and an off-chance of defending what is d...Jump to post
There is nothing progressive about Biden. He is a rather conservative, albeit social liberal center-right politician by any measure outside of the GOP. If Trump stays out of the way and DeSantis does become the nominee there is no one the Democrats can put up that will beat him. Don't think this is ...Jump to post
Domi and JD Beck! First artists mentioned in this thread I really want to see live! I am exited and hope that particular musical branch turns out to have some input on which way things are moving in musical trends. (For those new to them, here they are with Arianna Grande and Thundercat. One of thei...Jump to post
These codes varies wildly from country to country. For instance, we are not allowed to charge by regular outlets a part from emergencies, anymore. Our IT power supply system also increases complexity, as an extra circuit breaker installation is required to make it a «quasi-TT» supply that brings dow...Jump to post
It has been tense, as the board has consisted of older persons sceptical towards anything new. Electricity metering is automatically fes from each charging station to a central unit reporting to the electricity company (All meters in the country was changed a few years back and reports continously t...Jump to post
EVs don’t put that much extra strain on the grid (about 130W per EV continously on average). I am on a «comitee» myself, we currently have about 200-250 EVs on our system. Demand is the highest in the late afternoon. We automatically turn down the Amps of the chargers in that period to reduce the co...Jump to post
Most places have quite a bit of infrastructure to get into place during the EV-revolution, but the limiting factor at the moment are late deliveries of cars. We deliberately avoided getting an EV as company car two times already, as charging is such a hassle where we live and want to go to. Manual t...Jump to post
Even with regenerative braking in EVs and Hybrids this is true as something is always lost in conversion. Putting just the right amount of energy to do the job in the system in the first place always give the highest efficiency. Of course in all fossil cars, most of the energy is lost to heat anyway...Jump to post
Agreed. Biden has been doing good work. The economical challenges he faces are the same all over the world and has nothing to do with his policies. I wonder whether Trump will really announce his return now, and whetehr deSantis gives up without a fight. This quarrel will help Democrats, who now nee...Jump to post