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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 183
Views: 41960

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.blick.ch/wirtschaft/nach-fl ... 23929.html [German]
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ZRH may run into fuel supply issues due to rail problems in Germany. Nothing immediate, though.
https://www.blick.ch/wirtschaft/nach-fl ... 23929.html [German]

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox outbreak
Replies: 78
Views: 6944

Re: Monkeypox outbreak

Two victims were recorded in Spain, another one in Brazil. All were young men. The case in Brazil is confirmed to have suffered from serious comorbidities and a weakened immune system. For the two men in Spain, nothing has been published yet. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-62350022 The number is ob...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’
Replies: 26
Views: 1584

Re: Trump Claims ‘Nobody Got to the Bottom of 9/11’

You would have thought that as he was President, that he could have read all the documents regarding Roswell, Chemtrails, 9/11, JFK...... But I forgot he didn't read and needed a nice infographic that probably doesn't exist for these things [emoji2957] He probably asked someone to read them to him,...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New school logo - Nazi symbol?
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: New school logo - Nazi symbol?

Yes I believe it’s coincidence, the link article said they had taken inspiration from the eagale on the USAF Colonel insignia which bears a resemblance to it as well Which still leaves the question why an elementary school sought a logo based on military insignia. These are kids, not soldiers. In a...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5629

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Climate research is more than statistics. Climate is literally defined as the average of weather over time and space, i. e. the statistical properties derived from a large number of measurements. Climate (change) research attempts to develop models of how external natural and human influences may a...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Poland's $15B Buy from S. Korea!
Replies: 23
Views: 2377

Re: Poland's $15B Buy from S. Korea!

And no F35A https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/poland-f-35-joint-strike-fighter-aircraft Poland already signed a firm order for 32 F-35A, delivery between 2024 and 2026, and 250 M1A2 plus support vehicles, delivery starting this year. With a fleet of 48 F-16, 48 FA-50 and 32 F-35 in ...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Poland's $15B Buy from S. Korea!
Replies: 23
Views: 2377

Re: Poland's $15B Buy from S. Korea!

From the article, Poland may also be interested in KF-21 fighters in the future.

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF seeks BWB Aircraft by 2026
Replies: 51
Views: 3350

Re: USAF seeks BWB Aircraft by 2026

Not sure if stealth is a real option here. A 767-sized aircraft is still a huge chunk of metal (or CFRP) that's difficult to hide. Add the surface maintenance requirements and the need to hide the fan blades and you're looking at a very costly project in a field that very much cares about cost. I do...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5629

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

I don't think the problem is in the West. Top 10 Countries with the Highest Birth Rate (per 1000 people, CIA World Factbook 2021 estimate) Niger - 47.28. Angola - 42.22. Mali - 41.60 (tie) Uganda - 41.60 (tie) Benin - 41.55. Chad - 41.05. Congo (Dem Rep of) - 40.53. South Sudan - 38.26. Each of the...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major ground staff industrial action at Lufthansa on Wednesday
Replies: 31
Views: 4205

Re: Major ground staff industrial action at Lufthansa on Wednesday

In todays day and age, a strike by ANY airline group in the USA would be blocked by POTUS. Would cripple the USA if an airline the size of AA shut down completely. I guess ground staff just needs to accept being poor. The dichotomy between (near) minimum wage and being essential workers the economy...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 143
Views: 53755

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

Not sure where to put this but it doesn't really warrant its own thread. Germany and UK suspend Eurofighter operations due to potential ejector seat issues Citing problems in one of the components of the seat ejection system [the pyrotechnic cartridges], the Luftwaffe decided to preemptively suspend...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jul 14th: Canada is getting two A330-200 for VIP/refueling.
Replies: 42
Views: 3596

Re: Jul 14th: Canada is getting two A330-200 for VIP/refueling.

A101 wrote:
And to be honest I don't see why they need to use a MRTT in the VIP role and not have a dedicated aircraft

Probably similar to the UK where not all MRTTs carry the refueling gear all the time, but they could be fitted quickly in case it's needed. VIP in peacetime, MRTT when things get hot.

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5629

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

For example, our weather agency used to issue weather warnings, now they're calling them "climate change warnings". People who now die of a heat stroke or frostbite are now being counted as "climate change deaths". Again, climate research is statistics. It averages weather over ...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5629

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

I'm not denying any of that but it won't happen overnight as some demand it be done. Action needs to start somewhere. Not everything needs to happen at once but the faster it happens, the less damage is done. Climate research has shown possible paths that could limit global warming to certain level...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 22, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1870

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

I thought wind farms' strategy in dealing with violent wind was to decouple blades from the turbine and let the blade rotate freely? Since there's going to be a hell lot of force needed to counteract 150mph wind trying blowing on your blade if you want to lock them in place The blades have variable...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 21, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed Martin F-35 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 7540

Re: Lockheed Martin F-35 News, Production and Delivery Thread - 2022

bajs11 wrote:
smaller insignificant countries

Turkey and India come to mind.

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18191

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

I would have expected a box shaped intake to choke the air entering the engine to be subsonic. You can have round supersonic intakes. Famous examples would be the MiG-21 and SR-71. They just need a shock cone, which seems to be visible on the renders. The only people talking about over land flight ...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global warming and water bombers
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Global warming and water bombers

The frequency and scale are abnormal but aren't some degree of forest fire part of normal forest lifecycle? Depends on the region. Forest fires have always existed but nowadays they're appearing frequently in places that didn't use to have any. Though, many fires are ignited by humans. Some on purp...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 20, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5629

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Apply this analogy liberally to the issue at hand. Well, you have to differentiate between diagnostics, first aid and longer term treatment so that the issue doesn't get worse. In you example, the man should be administered first aid to stop the bleeding, but once the immediate danger has passed he...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5629

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

It's definitely not as unbalanced as the people believe. "Asia is by far the largest emitter, accounting for 53% of global emissions. As it is home to 60% of the world’s population this means that per capita emissions in Asia are slightly lower than the world average, however." https://ou...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5629

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

c933103 wrote:
Very conveniently we now have means to generate electricity without fossil fuels

If only we would use those means more instead of relying on ancient technology with known harmful effects.

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated #2: DL ordered 100 737 MAX 10 + 30 options
Replies: 321
Views: 84297

Re: Updated: DL ordering up to 130 737 MAX 10

flyinggoat wrote:
So if Delta is only running 182 seats, do they still need the extra exits behind the wing, or will those be plugged?

Depends on how many rows they're putting between the wing and the rear doors.

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5629

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Recently Japanese government explicitly tell its citizens do not try to save power by keeping the AC off even when necessary as it have led to ten of thousand per day being sent to hospital due to heat stroke, even when Japanese government have issued power supply shortage cautionary watch. Imagine...

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by mxaxai
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5629

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Human activity may be speeding up the process, but the earth has been hotter without any human activity. Yes, remember all the 40°+ summers in 19th century UK, which made it a great place to grow cotton and sugarcane? The regular forest fires of northern Germany, written about in ancient lore? The ...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1870

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

As far as building and securing the turbine to the ocean floor, the gulf coast off of Texas is very flat and very shallow for a long ways, up to 100 miles in some parts. It shouldn't be too hard to construct an off shore wind farm in such conditions even given the Jones Act and other constraints. Y...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1870

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

I remember DocLightning posting on being surprised at how little a couple Tesla PowerWall batteries could actually power. And a key thing is you have to plan to run on batteries for day and days at least if solar production is low due to weather conditions. And you need enough panels to both power ...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov crash outside Kavala - Greece
Replies: 23
Views: 7148

Re: Antonov crash outside Kavala - Greece

(Off topic) It was interesting to hear Ukrainian An-12s in southern Canada (Alberta) shortly before the war. I always wondered what they were doing there. There are several Ukrainian registerd AN-12's flying in Canada, USA, Mexico and Caribbean. Most are carrying car parts.... I assume other genera...

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by mxaxai
Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1870

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

IMO, it is stupid that we are "retiring," rather than "refurbishing and expanding," nuclear power plants in the US. There's a limit to how much you can refurbish an individual reactor. Just like aircraft, fatigue can lead to cracks and reduced reliability, which in turn can crea...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1870

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

However, I will agree with you on the massive gaping hole in the PV cell life cycle. This is not something that the "free market" will correct, seeing how the same issue applies to the disposal of other electrical appliances. PV recycling is possible but requires economy of scale to be pr...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11084

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Are there missile tactics developed to defeat point defense, for example shooting several missiles simultaneously at a ship, some sea skimming, some coming from the top ? I would guess yes. Swarms and saturation attack has been a staple of missile research since '45. Modern ship based air defence (...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 16, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 310
Views: 81749

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

https://www.reddit.com/r/NonCredibleDef ... d_martins/
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RJMAZ wrote:
Yes the F135 and F119 has cold exhausts with low IR signature. The spinning fans and turbines also do not reflect radar to provide a low radar signature..

Obligatory NCD post: https://www.reddit.com/r/NonCredibleDef ... d_martins/

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Light plane parachutes down in Belgium
Replies: 16
Views: 3081

Re: Light plane parachutes down in Belgium

Even though the parachute system is saving lives, which of course is a good thing, I'm a bit worried about the amount of times it is having to be used.Are modern light aircraft really this prone to failure? Structural failure is very rare. Engine failures and fuel issues are relatively common, on t...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Bomber Crash in Portugal [2022-07-15]
Replies: 0
Views: 989

Water Bomber Crash in Portugal [2022-07-15]

A water bombing aircraft fighting forest fires in Portugal in this year's fire season has crashed yesterday, killing the pilot. The cause is unknown, the aircraft type is assumed to be an AT-802F Fire Boss single-engine floatplane. https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/waterbomber-pilot-dies-fighting...

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by mxaxai
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.
Replies: 68
Views: 14523

Re: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.

At least there seems to be a certain competence in accurately forecasting what the airport is and is not capable of doing, and well ahead of time. 'Forecasting' might be a bit too strong of a term. Heathrow has faced massive problems over the past few weeks, with multiple-hours long queues and thou...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rogozin dismissed as director of Roscosmos
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Rogozin dismissed as director of Roscosmos

After all his controversy in the past months, the Russian government has replaced Dmitry Rogozin as head of Roscomos with the deputy prime minister of Russia, Yuri Borisov. There are rumors that Rogozin is slated to become administrator for occupied Ukrainian territories, so it may be more of a prom...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 680
Views: 45216

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

AirKevin wrote:
With the charger, you just hook it up to electricity and forget about it. Where do they think the fuel is going to come from.

They don't think, they just want to see the chargers gone.

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.
Replies: 68
Views: 14523

Re: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.

100000 passengers per day is irrespective of time of day, as is, what carrier they fly on. Not quite, the 100,000 limit is not applied equally to all flights and carriers, and it technically isn't a limit on passengers but on the number of seats. This has led to cancellations of some flights and re...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.
Replies: 68
Views: 14523

Re: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.

I am just curious of how an airline like Emirites can reduce passenger numbers but still get already booked passengers to destinations? OK by totally shutting down new bookings the problem can be reduced but not eliminated. Consolidating flights reduces flight numbers but has no effect on passenger...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Looking for J57 expertise
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: Looking for J57 expertise

Instead of this thread, you might wanna cold-call some of the USAF museums and ask to speak to some of their docents/volunteers. There are often quite a few maintainers who continue to 'serve' long into retirement. Considering the ubiquity of the J-57 in USAF service, it'll be nigh impossible not t...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 680
Views: 45216

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Exactly, why should the state government decide what incentives business owners and local communities can offer to their customers? It's like prohibiting complimentary extra cheese at a pizzeria unless you also offer extra salami and tuna. In addition, every EV on the roads reduces fuel prices for e...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 680
Views: 45216

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

The 'small government' party in action again. This time trying to force towns and businesses to demolish EV chargers and add bureaucracy to their operation. Heck, they'd even be willing to spend additional state funds just to get rid of infrastructure. Throwing a temper tantrum just because other pe...

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by mxaxai
Thu Jul 14, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jul 14th: Canada is getting two A330-200 for VIP/refueling.
Replies: 42
Views: 3596

Re: Jul 14th: Canada is getting two A330-200 for VIP/refueling.

Is this part of the Strategic Tanker Transport Capability (STTC) tender, where Airbus is the sole bidder, or are these in addition to that? Last I read, Canada was interested in approx. 6 MRTT to replace the CC-150 fleet.

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 13, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 2989

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

If anything, harvest variation is going to affect farmers in poor countries more, as they will not be able utilize advanced technology and architecture to for example use water more effectively in dry season or draw water from other sources, and thus they would have even poorer food stability. For ...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 2989

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Then are the food export price too high or too low? Both, depending on how much food is available for export. In years with large harvests (which is typically the case thanks to the subsidies), there is surplus grain that is exported at very low cost. This discourages the growth of local crops in o...

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by mxaxai
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 2989

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

If EU subsidies weren't specifically inclined toward meat, then this result is just a product of buyers' choice, both inside and outside Europe. Yes, as you said, they still need import of food, hence your proposed model of domestic food production doesn't work for these countries. Yes, the "c...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 89799

Re: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread

So you making a case for Airbus to do production offsets and go with the KC-390 versus a clean sheet? That is my point, if other nations can do production offsets when purchasing Airbus products why not the reverse? Because the countries where Airbus could offer production offsets have no interest ...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 2989

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Looking at Singapore and Iceland I have no idea what world you want. Iceland is a major exporter of fish, which gives it a net-positive trade balance in that category. There are other items like grain, fresh fruit and vegetables that need to be imported. Singapore is a very wealthy and powerful cou...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 2989

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Africa is, currently, right now, experiencing food shortage. I am not certain about amount and magnitude of food export or subsidy being given to farmers in Europe, but what I can see is that reducing that is going to result in less food ending up in Africa, as well as making the foods less afforda...

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by mxaxai
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 89799

Re: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread

Its only tax payers money, so greater cost is no issue.... Yes but all countries that could profit from Airbus directly are already A400M customers. Italy isn't going to spend a fortune on an Airbus product just to secure jobs in Sevilla, St. Nazaire, Filton and Bremen. If anything, they'd ask Leon...

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by mxaxai
Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1084
Views: 48210

Re: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade

If some of these babies had been born, and DNA is traced to powerful people associated with Epstein, its a smoking gun and game over. This is pretty extreme, frankly. It sounds as though you'd be happy to force a raped woman to have a baby because there's a chance you might be able to prove who the...

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