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by par13del
Sun May 16, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 126
Views: 5566

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Did anyone post which new employees would be required to get vaccinated, we see a lot of talk about other countries requiring vaccinated travelers and or flight crew, unfortunately, the majority of employees at DL and all other airlines are not flight crew. So a youngster just out of high school loo...

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by par13del
Sun May 16, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 119
Views: 8197

Re: F-15X has no mission!

JayinKitsap wrote:
I just hope the FREMM's turn out to be a good to very good ship.

Which ones are you talking about, those already in production or the custom models that will be produced for the US Navy, you don't really think it is going to be any different than all other Off The Shelf purchases?

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by par13del
Sun May 16, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 254
Views: 9091

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Well that right there is my main problem with Israel. Israel is a country made by Europeans in the Middle East. Hence the reason why using history as far back as one would like to go will not help the current situation or resolve it, the question is, were there Jews living in the Middle East before...

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by par13del
Fri May 14, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

On the view from the outside, if a US bomb had taken out the school during an operation, the demonstrations world wide would be instant, but in my opinion, not because of folks being anti USA but because folks can exert pressure. Who is going to demonstrate against the Taliban, what good would it d...

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by par13del
Fri May 14, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 9819

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I sincerely hope you are correct, but historically CDC's decisions were always shortsighted during this pandemic. Flip side of it is inviting reinfections and next wave. At that point pundits will be rehashing the decision. There is no science supporting no-mask indoor decision. These decisions are...

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by par13del
Fri May 14, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 254
Views: 9091

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Well if you look at the history of the UN, the UNSC P5 has avoided many a problem that the General Assembly would have created, imagine the chaos when the Soviet Bloc was a thing, the non-aligned movement, third world bloc etc etc where the majority are more influenced by wanting to make political p...

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by par13del
Fri May 14, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Only thing I can add here is I do not expect much change in hesitancy until vaccines are available on a get it when you want it basis, until then, the sceptics will always have a reason to say no. We live in a world society where saying NO without a valid reason is a difficult thing to do for the ma...

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by par13del
Thu May 13, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

On the view from the outside, if a US bomb had taken out the school during an operation, the demonstrations world wide would be instant, but in my opinion, not because of folks being anti USA but because folks can exert pressure. Who is going to demonstrate against the Taliban, what good would it do...

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by par13del
Thu May 13, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 254
Views: 9091

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

The PA would take an international force controlling their borders and even as an internal peacekeeping force rather than the IDF. It's Israel who won't allow that because they have so many votes sunk into settlers that any government trying that would last all of 5 minutes in office. It's in Israe...

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by par13del
Thu May 13, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 254
Views: 9091

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Israeli courts are generally not considered to be fully secular. It seems dubious at best to suggest Palestinians should simply trust such institutions to be fair arbiters when Israel already disregards both multiple UN resolutions and int’l law. ...which is / was not created by Israel and they are...

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by par13del
Thu May 13, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 254
Views: 9091

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

[quote="casinterest"] It's hard for the forces that are working towards that to keep it going, when Hamas keeps launching rockets and other attacks with no response from the governing forces within Gaza.[quote] Is this a claim that Hamas is not the ruling authority in the Gaza strip, I tho...

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by par13del
Thu May 13, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Issues are being reported about further supplies of the J&J vaccine, to the point where states are being told they aren't getting a shipment next week: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/11/states-johnson-johnson-vaccine-487070 States won’t receive any doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccin...

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by par13del
Thu May 13, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 254
Views: 9091

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

What is happening on the West Bank, why is Israel not dropping bombs there and getting troops ready to invade, is this only restricted to the Gaza strip and if so why, where is Hezbollah in all this? Israel doesn't need to invade the West Bank, it's already surrounded and intersected by IDF bases a...

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by par13del
Thu May 13, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 254
Views: 9091

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

What is happening on the West Bank, why is Israel not dropping bombs there and getting troops ready to invade, is this only restricted to the Gaza strip and if so why, where is Hezbollah in all this?

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by par13del
Thu May 13, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 37
Views: 1490

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

So no one is questioning the wisdom of the financial experts who said the respective taxes and loans were needed to accomplish state goals, how could the experts be so wrong, we know they did not underspend. How about during the pandemic, I thought the governor was on the news complaining that they ...

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by par13del
Thu May 13, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has ousted Liz Cheney from leadership
Replies: 51
Views: 2681

Re: The GOP has owned the Lie and ousted Liz Cheney from leadership

Shocked that with the defeat of Trump folks are still talking about the GOP and Washington, one would think that the democrats would be focused on more Federal government to remove the influence and control that the GOP has at the local state level. To a lot of Americans, Washing DC is far removed f...

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by par13del
Wed May 12, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the 'Golden Globe' awards ?
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: The death of the 'Golden Globe' awards ?

The problem is the show has stopped being entertainment and is more of a lecture than a celebration. It thrived for decades when it was fun. The issue is now the TV ratings. Under 5 million viewers is not sustainable. The almost complete loss of 18-49 viewers will kill the revenue. The leading issu...

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by par13del
Wed May 12, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1386
Views: 75211

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

This, and it’s also clear that vaccination is necessary. You can also get a view of the number of hospitalization because of the lack of a vaccine…. Pity such visuals were not widely available a couple months ago, in a number of quarters in and out of the EU, they are now meaningless, those on the ...

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by par13del
Wed May 12, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1386
Views: 75211

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

It gives also some good context about the risks: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/chmp-annex/annex-vaxzevria-art53-visual-risk-contextualisation_en.pdf Hey, those really are good visualisations. Very clear how the risks change with age and infection rates. This, and it’s also clear that vacci...

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by par13del
Wed May 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 254
Views: 9091

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

But Hamas didn't attack first though. Anyone who has followed the violence in the ME between Israel and the Palestinians knows that this is irrelevant. If the Israelis shoot a Palestinian, rockets will fly, if Palestinians fire a rocket, bombs will fall. As the sun rises in the east and sets in the...

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by par13del
Tue May 11, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 68
Views: 11816

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

There were many of us for years lambasting US Airports for overdoing A380 accommodations at great expense when it was never necessary. Many of us ? You mean U.S. carriers that didn't want the competition? U.S. airports are mandated to be non-discriminatory, public-use facilities. The DOT is charged...

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by par13del
Mon May 10, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 134
Views: 16340

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of loss-making A220

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
There have been examples in the past where sales were made at losses with the goal of eventually reducing production costs.

...at Airbus???? we know about that at Boeing, but Airbus?

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by par13del
Mon May 10, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1386
Views: 75211

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Some doctors are now confident they can catch and treat correctly the rare cases of thrombosis caused by the AZ vaccine. In France a 24yo medical student was killed by this, so that has caused a lot of concern, if even someone in the medical field couldn't understand what was happening, nor get lif...

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by par13del
Fri May 07, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

So those hesitant parents will allow their kids to be vaccinated or will it be mandatory for them to attend school?

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by par13del
Fri May 07, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday
Replies: 71
Views: 11877

Re: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday

The cynic in me wonders why no one has been shot in an airport, that happens pretty quickly outside of airports, is there some USA law against?
A lot of officers are walking around MIA armed with tasers and hand guns, somehow folks seem to think they are safe fighting in airports but not outside?

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by par13del
Fri May 07, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 224
Views: 47428

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Perhaps you should start by asking, in the new reality, will the FAA allow Boeing to return to the old method? Once you have an answer to that question, one can then ask, can Boeing actually fix the problem? Now that the FAA is more deeply involved in Boeing activities, in this reality we cannot sti...

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by par13del
Wed May 05, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1322

Re: Possibility of a successful Chauvin appeal

Whether or not Chauvin has a reasonable shot at getting an appeal, it isn't going to happen. He has become a sacrificial lamb so that the city doesn't burn. The juror's voir dire would be interesting to watch. I wouldn't want this juror on any jury as much as I wouldn't like a juror that is predisp...

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by par13del
Wed May 05, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 9819

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I agree with all that. I am not an alarmist but I don't bank on others' opinions (including experts) when it comes to my family health. I will do anything and everything possible to mitigate any remote risk. If it sounds like an alarmist, so be it. Life is not risk-free, you’re reacting rather than...

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by par13del
Tue May 04, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 9819

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

As a foreigner looking in I must say I find it sickening that people in countries that have hoarded the vaccines (which caused the supply chain to slow down for other countries) are choosing to listen to uneducated blowhards and choose not to vaccinate themselves. Absolutely sickening. Imagine how ...

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by par13del
Sun May 02, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

India’s situation is going from bad to worse. Let’s hope the US finally gives away those extra AZ doses. Send them all to India I’d say, given they’re an important vaccine manufacturing hub for the world. Don’t want that crawling to a halt… https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/india-posts-rec...

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by par13del
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share
Replies: 234
Views: 18776

Re: Boeing aims to evenly spilt narrowbody aircraft market share

So how many 737NG's can Boeing attempt to "swap out" with MAX's to avoid long term financial penalties related to the pickle fork issue? If we are looking at long term financial hardship and they have a couple hundred MAX frames whose take up may be shaky, is it a viable financial strategy...

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by par13del
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1386
Views: 75211

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

So was Mr. Hancock correct about export controls, does he get a plus or minus for that line of thinking?

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by par13del
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

marcelh wrote:
It’s interesting that the UK is going to use the 60 million doses of Pfizer as a booster, instead of AZ.

All first doses were not AZ, some were Pfizer, so far has there been any confirmed studies or approvals that injecting differing vaccines are as effective as single?

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by par13del
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Telling folks to stay home because you do not want to spread the virus, once vaccinated you can still contract the virus and may even be able to infect others so you should still wear mask and sanitize creates confusion for those who were already on the fence. Unfortunately, somehow someway it got o...

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by par13del
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 605
Views: 78812

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

Hopefully folks are looking at the 767F and wondering why it is / was still in demand, if Airbus does the A350F will they also try to get something smaller than the A330? Like the pax variant the A330 does carry more than the 767, however, in the freighter business, the 767 is still wanted, is the f...

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by par13del
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1386
Views: 75211

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

I'm sure you mean 'Clinicians", no? You would do well to replace the word "Politicians" if you want to recover any shred of credibility from your argument. If the EU-AZ contract was so sound, why would AZ favour an insignificant country of 60 million people over a bloc with 350 milli...

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by par13del
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 464
Views: 52413

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

The Bahamas is altering its tourist entry requirement and is now allowing proof of vaccination in lieu of proof of a negative test. I wonder if this helps bring more people in It has multiple purposes, one is to encourage more locals to get vaccinated especially those in the tourist industry, some ...

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by par13del
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I think the press is missing the mark on vaccine hesitancy. No one is convinced of anything in confrontation. I know so many coming up with every excuse not to get vacvinated. At this point it is being anti-vax without saying so. Lightsaber Add India to the mix, in most quarters the link below is n...

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by par13del
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4479

Re: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?

So what are the chances of the V22 using the angle deck for a rolling take-off with cargo onboard, is the a/c capable of doing that?

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by par13del
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The J&J vaccine is available again the in US https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/23/health/johnson-vaccine-acip-recommendation/index.html "We have concluded that the known and potential benefits of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age a...

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by par13del
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Out of curiosity (and profound ignorance), how do you get from a vaccine being allowed emergecy use (EMA) to full approval? And are AZ and J&J ever going to get their vaccines fully approved (given clot side effects)? The flu vaccines that are released every year always have side effects, inclu...

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by par13del
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 4920

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

Anyone wishing that the swift release of the officers body cam footage will set a precedent going forward?

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by par13del
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1386
Views: 75211

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

In the developing world folks die daily from medical and environmental conditions that have long been eradicated or not tolerated in the developed world, think asbestos or polluting engines / coal plants as examples. So if one vaccine works for men and not women and it is stated as such, other than ...

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by par13del
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants talks on 777x
Replies: 28
Views: 7251

Re: Emirates wants talks on 777x

So the changes that the FAA and EASA want on the 777X as a result of the MAX debacle is what, does anyone really know? We have not heard much of anything about the pressure test failure and the remedial actions, most say it is minor and can be corrected without major design changes and analysis, if ...

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by par13del
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I don't like what the UK is doing with first and second doses. In England there has been a dramatic fall in the number of first doses given this month and a dramatic rise in the the number of second doses given. The UK has two issues, (1) they are no longer receiving vaccines as imports have dried ...

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by par13del
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3286

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

The owners may well decide it's time to pull the plug, but if they want to invest in football Europe is the only game in town. Its where it is now, it was not always this big, let's not downplay the role satellite TV and internet has played in the global popularity, it can be replicated elsewhere i...

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by par13del
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I don't like what the UK is doing with first and second doses. In England there has been a dramatic fall in the number of first doses given this month and a dramatic rise in the the number of second doses given. The UK has two issues, (1) they are no longer receiving vaccines as imports have dried ...

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by par13del
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 118795

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I agree the risk case does shift with the fraction of the population vaccinated. That is an excellent point. I consider the FDA decision mostly a global health decision. I hope they realize the consequences. Lightsaber Since the EU and the USA are the big drivers of what other countries do, that sh...

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by par13del
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3286

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

So a question, does anyone think the greedy foreign owners actually have a plan? 1. The European Leagues attracted "foreign" ownership to allow the massive spend that we saw / see taking place, players salaries, marketing, stadiums etc. 2. Greedy foreign owners decided they want a bigger p...

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by par13del
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football (Soccer} Super League
Replies: 90
Views: 3286

Re: Football (Soccer} Super League

If the players have any integrity they will quit, football is nothing without the fans, the players know this. Which fans, especially for the international players who are playing in these European leagues, the fans who go to the stadiums, those who watch domestically in the UK / EU, or the million...

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