MohawkWeekend wrote:Pete - not even close. The US has approx 20 times the population of the Netherlands.
I've visited there and loved the people. They know who their threat is. Some other countries don't because there are other countries between them and the major threat. You keep harping on military spending, but you can’t compare one on one. For instance, in the US the army corps of engineers does f...Jump to post
In my view, it only happened because we have so few actual threats that the security directors treated their jobs as pure patronage jobs with no need to perform actual work. They were fat, lazy walruses collecting a paycheck for a threat they believed would never come. That’s like saying a rape onl...Jump to post
Virtual737 wrote:The Bible, by Disney. Fiction, with warnings of violence, racial hatred, sexual intolerance and extremism
Are there still C-5s in storage that could be returned to service? It would be expensive to reengine them, and maybe even zero-hour the airframe, but it might still be cheaper then a new design.Jump to post
Have you ever decided not to publish your work because of whatever reason? Not yet. Accident pics...would you publish them? I would publish them if everyone walked away from the accident. Otherwise, i am honestly not sure what I’d do. If you can actually see bodies, then no. I would send them to th...Jump to post
My guess is that France and Germany will push for a locally developed aircraft, which only makes sense. Bsides, there is not much still in production anyway. I think it will come down to either: ⋅ New A400s, possibly stretched. ⋅ A clean sheet design, but considering the money ...Jump to post
This whole thing is driven by France and Germany, just like everything else in the EU. They just got Slovenia, Czechia and Netherlands to sign on as "camouflage". The Netherlands doesn't even really have "oversize" cargo since they got rid of their Leopard 2's. Yeah, I know they...Jump to post
chimborazo wrote:I like that you can spend EUR 500 notes and people actually take them
I think the euro has, generally speaking, been a good thing. It makes trade easier, and a united European block can stand against the USD and the CNY, which individually would not be feasible (except maybe Germany). That said, it is easy for me to say living in the Netherlands. I would guess someone...Jump to post
I don't see the US allowing money with the Queen and I doubt Canada wants a genocidal racist like Jackson on theirs. So maybe we nix them both for William Shatner or Alex Trebec I guess if racists are out, no FDR, either. Maybe Eisenhower? Or Meghan? :lol: You could go for designs without people? M...Jump to post
In NZ, would it be a reasonable expectation that someone will beat someone to death with a bike lock? In the USA, it's a reasonable expectation. I'm wondering why go to the physical effort of beating folks with a bike lock when a readily available gun is so much more efficient? The end result for t...Jump to post
This should give you a good start
The figures are amazing I think there is 5 NON-clinical NHS employees for every hospital bed But how many clinical staff are there per hospital bed? If it’s one, then there may be too many support staff. If it’s 100 there might be too few (or too many clinical staff). And what falls under non-clini...Jump to post
I don’t think the mainstream people had any problem with standing against MAGA. Standing against Trump was easy, kind of compulsory in universities. Kind of like chastity was compulsory at universities in the 1950s. Different, but sharing a vein of cultural conformity. So, have Romney and McCain be...Jump to post
I suggest that a 7810 would struggle Iran to USA but of course they could use A350s for the longer routes. I am not convinced that US destinations are a top priority. Few Americans will be interested in visiting Iran. And I am not convinced many Iranians will put the US top of the list because I wo...Jump to post
On the other hand, given political realities, Iran might not be interested in the risks inerrant in being a launch customer. A new US administration is potentially only three years away. There is merit to airframes that can be produced quickly and proven to be reliable. Let me rephrase that for you...Jump to post
Realistically, the USA already has anything and everything it needs to defeat anyone except for Klingons.
If you are desperate to spend additional money, divert it to the veterans association to build additional hospitals and to streamline their computer systems to make their work easier.
Give up the inflation and deficit arguments. In the last decade Manchin (and most of his colleagues, it’s clearly a bipartisan institutional problem, and not the individuals, just to clarify) were all totally ok with spending an aggregate $9 trillion on the military. Maybe the plan could be renamed...Jump to post
politicians typically overreact for fear of being seen to not to be in control and losing votes.... This government was formed just 2 days ago. They have not even been officially sworn in yet! I don’t think loosing votes is a major concern now, since most voters only have a short term memory and wo...Jump to post
FlyingElvii wrote:Here we go again, folks….
Until at least 14 January.
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/du ... 021-12-18/
I doubt had it gone the other way, Red Bull fans would have acted in similar fashion. Oh sure, they'll moan but they'll move on eventually. Honestly, the same would have happened had Lewis won. Just as there are sore loosers in team Lewis, there are also sore loosers in team Max. There are even sor...Jump to post
TMccrury wrote:Airbus, on the last test flight of the last ever built A380, Dre a heart in the sky over France. There is a video in the link. https://www.businessinsider.com/airbus- ... es-2021-12
It’s official: 100 A320NEO family aircraft + 60 options for KLM and Transavia. The first deliveries are expected in the second half of 2023. Also a letter of intent for 4 A350F for Air France with options for 4 more. https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/air-france-klm-orders-100-airbus-a320neo-family-air...Jump to post
IMHO VER his World Championship is "stench free". This website has compiled the stats for the 2021 season. https://www.givemesport.com/1802358-max-verstappen-vs-lewis-hamilton-stats-suggest-f1-champion-deserved-title For all stats Max is ahead. Only exceptions are the number of fastest la...Jump to post
That's just common sense. Commercial buildings are usually built from steel or brick so they are studier than most homes, which in that region tend to be built of lumber. Also, the safest spot during a tornado (besides a basement) is the most interior part of a building on the ground floor. Commerc...Jump to post
bpatus297 wrote:So are you a tax the rich person?
How many people are employed by Bezos, Musk, and Gates? Its more than a few. How many of those would still be employed if Bezos, Musk and Gates had to pay more taxes. I don’t believe there would be mass layoffs, because the work needs to be done. It might take Musk a few more weeks or even months (...Jump to post
marcelh wrote:Not only that, yesterday's match would have been irrelevant.If he hadn’t pushed VER off the track, VER probably would have become world champion without all the drama and controversy we saw yesterday…..
The BBC are reporting that both Mercedes’s complaints have been rejected.
To be honest, I am surprised it took this long for the democrats to use the loophole the republicans exploited.
It's not a good development for the rule of law, but you can't blame the democrats for playing the republican game.
I think in the end the right person won considering what happened at the beginning of the race. Even withoit that inconsistent decision lewis would have passed. He and the mercedes were really strong today. Without the SC it would have been Lewis’s game. Incredible, an entire season decided in a si...Jump to post
flipdewaf wrote:Amazing that this leaked out if indeed it is footage. Someone may be in trouble.
Dutchy wrote:legoguy wrote:F1 used to have in race refueling which added another dimension to the races.
Yes, Max can ask his father how that went.
Is this really a Sky Sports advert, or someone playing a joke? Talk about poor taste! https://twitter.com/_autohan/status/1466771580655132680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1466771580655132680%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraaf.nl%2Fsport%2F1204868...Jump to post
It's still frustrating that so much about F1 depends on lumps of rubber. All these strategy decisions depend on such a banal thing. Those “lumps of rubber” are very much a part of the strategic decision making. I for one think it is a good thing. You can’t just show up with the best car on the grid...Jump to post