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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16308

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

PhilBy wrote:
I though that Donald wrote an executive order that anything on his personal property was automaticaly declassified.

Would that include his tax records? :D

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 59
Views: 2683

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

casinterest wrote:
The fact that folks that think Trump is in the clear are the reason we have so many mental institutions.

The fact there are not enough mental institutions is why so many folks think Trump is in the clear.

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16308

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

casinterest wrote:
You have to give it to the GOP. They have come up with all sorts of theories to avoid facing the facts in this case. Isn't it amazing how the theories have evolved?

Always knew intelligent design was overrated.
Darwin’s theory of evolution for the win!

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 13, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 59
Views: 2683

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

"News" is the channel name, same way those National Geography channels are hosting those reality shows that barely have anything to do with name of their channels. In what way else may they improve the labelling? They could change their name during the “entertainment” slots. Plenty of cha...

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York
Replies: 26
Views: 1767

Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62524922 Author Salman Rushdie, who suffered years of Islamist death threats after writing The Satanic Verses, has been stabbed in the neck while on stage in New York state. The attacker is said to have been restrained by those on the scene. Salman has been a...

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court
Replies: 26
Views: 1968

Re: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court

Tugger wrote:
I would think the lawyers and potentially the law office that represented Mr. Jones could face disbarment for gross malfeasance.
Could the law office be held liable (in whole or in part) for the damages Jones has to pay, based on their botching up the case?

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16308

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

sierrakilo44 wrote:
Found guilty of Espionage and put into the electric chair.

With all the support Trump’s had over the years, it might be time to build electric bleachers.

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16308

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

I think that feeds into the popular opinion that those who a trump supports just aren't that intelligent and are easily swayed. You only have to watch a few Jordan Klepper videos to know how dumb some of them are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzDhm808oU4 Jordan Klepper is great. Best one was whe...

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by petertenthije
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 281
Views: 16308

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

"After calling for Hillary Clinton to be jailed, in 2018 Trump signed a law that stiffened the penalty for the unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents from one year to five years, turning it into a felony offense" https://twitter.com/politico/status/1557196801303662592 ...

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It has been speculated that the Slovakian or Romanian MIgs have NATO standard provisions. It has been quite a soap to get the Slovak migs to Ukraine. With Slovakia announcing it, only to then decide not to after pressure from the larger NATO members. I wonder if that pressure was done to give time ...

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan AG candidate is running for the office investigating him
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Michigan AG candidate is running for the office investigating him

Looking at it from the outside, no, I do not believe there is a non-political body left in the USA. This statement is a bit disengenous, . I don’t think it’s disingenuous at all. And I would point out that, in your long reply, you have not been able to mention an example of someone/something that b...

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan AG candidate is running for the office investigating him
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Michigan AG candidate is running for the office investigating him

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Is there no other non-political body that is held in a high degree of trust by the electorate to which this investigation can be assigned ?

Looking at it from the outside, no, I do not believe there is a non-political body left in the USA.

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If it is Russian propaganda using say sections recovered from 1999 by their Serb buddies for example. Why would Russia do that? By announcing Ukraine has HARM missiles it’s entirely likely that Russian air defence troops might decide to walk away, turn on the radar only intermittently or loose slee...

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Doubt it will happen. If it does - well, that's a lot of North Korean defectors... That's assuming they even make it to Ukraine. Chances are they'll be put on a train, going trains siberia, stopping several times along the way. They'll see Russia, see all kinds of luxuries they are not used to, and...

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Alfons wrote:
You will have 100'000+ russian soldiers going back to their families, telling the truth,

Not to mention the 10s of thousands that come back in a bag, or not coming back at all.

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28760

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Verstappen, spinning and winning.
Mercedes doing very well.
Ferrari shooting themselves in the foot, again!

What the hell is going on at Ferrari?

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/Lyla_lilas/status/1 ... 5512870918

Could that be one of his KGB tics? He is known to always keep his shooting hand close to where his gun would be. Has been doing so forever.
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Braybuddy wrote:
This is interesting. Putin's right arm seems to be quite immobile:
https://twitter.com/Lyla_lilas/status/1 ... 5512870918

Could that be one of his KGB tics? He is known to always keep his shooting hand close to where his gun would be. Has been doing so forever.

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The guardian: Horrific video has emerged that appears to show a Russian soldier castrating a Ukrainian prisoner who other reports suggest was subsequently murdered. The footage, reviewed by the Guardian, was originally posted on pro-Russian Telegram channels. The link does not include the video, or ...

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by petertenthije
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: An Airplane is Like a Marriage
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: An Airplane is Like a Marriage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb4c7juI2lc
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I liked lord Flashheart explanation on the similarities between planes and relationships better.

In his words:
The first thing to remember is always treat your kite like you treat your woman.
Get inside her five times a day and take her to heaven and back!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb4c7juI2lc

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by petertenthije
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms
Replies: 32
Views: 2027

Re: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms

dalmit wrote:
This person isn't thinking clearly. I can imagine a religion that prohibits the use of birth control but I can't imagine a religion that prevents you from facilitating birth control for others.

Why the surprise? There are always religious people trying to force their believes onto others.

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by petertenthije
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The idea is to give a glimmer of hope to Ukraine that they can resume the grain shipments, and then destroy this hope. But this does not work. If anything, it makes the resolve stronger. Same as during the London Blitz. Bombing someone into submission can work, but only against countries that alrea...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 24, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 496
Views: 24041

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Furthering the comedy is Sen. Hawley’s insistence that he will never run…”from liberals.” Really, Joshua. You run from people who agreed with you, so precious. Still, he did not run from liberals, so he spoke the truth. He probably realised before anyone else (amongst republicans anyway) that team ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport! Movie headed back to the big screen!
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Airport! Movie headed back to the big screen!

LCDFlight wrote:
I like that movie like I like my men… just kidding

Surround, wide and extended cut?

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

GDB wrote:
MLRS (…) from UK, Germany and Netherlands.

Are you not thinking of howitzers (Pzh.2000)? The Netherlands sold their MLRS’s to Finland in 2004.

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport! Movie headed back to the big screen!
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Airport! Movie headed back to the big screen!

Great news! Shirley it’s a matter of time for Airplane to get back to the cinemas as well! Maybe the Rio Grande cinema?

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Ukraine war: Deal signed to allow grain exports to resume by sea https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62268070 As if further proof were needed that treaties with Russia ain’t worth the paper and ink used, the port of Odessa was struck by missiles today. https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/1801962699...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Nothing, what can not be solved with some "Mr. Smoke" shells. Shells, mortars and missiles are not stopped by smoke. Cover the area with smoke, and Ukraine knows there is / will be movement. They can shoot into the area at leisure. From dozens of kilometres away if need be. Unlike the Rus...

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by petertenthije
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

art wrote:
Turkey - supported by the United Nations - inspecting ships, to allay Russian fears of weapons smuggling.

I am surprised Russia would agree to Turkey taking the lead on the inspections, consindering that Turkey is one of the prime weapons suppliers (Bayraktar).

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by petertenthije
Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The EU has agreed with Azerbaijan that they will deliver 12 billion Cu-M of gas next year, steadily increasing over the next few years to 20 billion. At the moment Azerbaijan delivers 8 billion Cu-M. Deliveries will be made by existing pipelines going through Southern Europe. https://www.telegraaf.n...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 17, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rogozin dismissed as director of Roscosmos
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Rogozin dismissed as director of Roscosmos

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/1 ... y-car-bomb
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Aesma wrote:
I'm not sure I would consider being sent to the frontline a promotion...

Exactly! The last leader of the Russian occupied terroritories, Yevgeny Yunakov, got killed when his car was blown up.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/1 ... y-car-bomb

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms
Replies: 67
Views: 3814

Re: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms

The same old tired "we can't stand you but we need you" line. It gets old really fast... You re overstating it when you say “we can’t stand” the USA. A lot of Europeans can’t stand Trump. That’s a given. But most Europeans still can look beyond politics. Looking in from the outside, in no...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms
Replies: 67
Views: 3814

Re: Trump deciding to announce 2024 run before or after midterms

Biden needs to quit his games and announce that he's not running for another term so the party can start the shakeout of possible candidates. He'll be too old and everyone knows it but him. At least he doesn’t want to steal an election. That has nothing to do with what I said. We're not talking abo...

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by petertenthije
Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The "deal" to allow grain shipments will be interesting when the details "if ever" are released, just as we still do not know what Turkey got for agreeing to NATO expansion, it may be a long time before we know "if ever" what Russia is getting from this deal. What I do...

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by petertenthije
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48748

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

With that said, the pregnant question can be a valid immigration question. There is a pretty big birth tourist industry where people will visit a country, like the US, as a visitor or other non-immigrant visa classification for the purpose of giving birth. Via the concept of Jus Soli (law of soil),...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 299
Views: 72364

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

KLM chief operations officer René de Groot announced last week that he would resign to take up the same function at British Airways. He seems to be in a hurry, his last day at KLM is already this Friday! For the time being Vincent van Hooff (EVP Flight Operations) will cover his position. https://ww...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3115

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Kiwirob wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Often the waste is put on fields as fertilizer.


That's the smell of Norway in summer, cow poop sprayed on the fields to improve the grass.

In the Netherlands poop is no longer sprayed on the fields. It's injected in the fields. Has been for many years already.

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by petertenthije
Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS to hear Case on State Run Federal Elections
Replies: 23
Views: 1552

Re: SCOTUS to hear Case on State Run Federal Elections

Bingo. Dems (of the democratic socialist variety) fundamentally ignore federalism. The US is not and never has been a centralized country. Lessons and policies from small, highly centralized European countries do not apply apples to apples here. You can’t underplay the importance and role of state ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I think that there is a misunderstanding. If Belgium is the largest potato importer, it is because it is a large (the largest?) frozen French fries exporter Same applies to the Netherlands as well. The Aviko company alone holds 24% of the European potato market. https://www.potatopro.com/nl/compani...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unborn and HOV lanes
Replies: 37
Views: 2501

Re: Unborn and HOV lanes

[threeid][/threeid] Well, if an unborn fetus has the right to live then they have the right to ride shotgun :thumbsup: Now you want to arm the unborn with shotguns? Texas has officially gone crazy! Oh, wait... :wink2: Well, it’s texas. The unborn surely have the right to defend themselves from abort...

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by petertenthije
Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1236

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

A technological marvel it might well be, but damn that thing’s ugly. Richard Mille are not quite in my price range yet (*cough*), so that’s probably why I did not know them. I’ve just spend 20 or so minutes going through photos of their watches. I have yet to find a watch of theirs that’s aesthetica...

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by petertenthije
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 45
Views: 3003

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

bhill wrote:
Huh....I wonder how they will explain away the causes of the Civil War?

Involuntary difference of opinion?

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28760

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Silverstone has been red flagged at the start, firstly because of a massive crash, but also because apparently protesters managed to make their way onto the track! Zhou had a bad crash, going inverted OVER the tyre barrier, ending behind the tyres leaning against a fence. That fence might well have ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 03, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1029
Views: 146991

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

They would not risk bringing ships close to try to overun it again. Do they still have ships capable of doing so? The Russian navy Telegram channel has reported that the Ondatra class landing craft D-106 hit a Russian sea mine and sank. Yes, they are now sailing into their own mines and publically ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 03, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1085
Views: 48748

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

Just heard on the radio this morning that a 10 year old girl has been denied abortion in Ohio. You know what, all things considered, henceforth I’m just going to use the name Gilead when referring to the US. The girl is now going to Indiana to get the abortion. She was 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant, ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 03, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 231
Views: 28641

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

bennett123 wrote:
I am surprised that they have internal flight in the Netherlands.

There are no domestic flights.

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best all around fighter, July 1 1997
Replies: 47
Views: 3231

Re: Best all around fighter, July 1 1997

There are so many variables that there is no simple definitive answer to that. Especially if economics play a part. So I’ll just say the best fighter is Chuck Norris. That's fine. But real air forces did have to make this decision, even though they could not know the future such as who they would b...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia could have build a brand new gold plated port in any of the Russian cities on the black sea. Where? I can only find one town that has a sheltered harbor and is not choked by the Crimea land mass. It’s 2022, you do not need a naturally sheltered harbour anymore. You can make one yourself. Jus...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7258
Views: 505399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

No need to invade Crimea. Long range rockets and Harpoons can make Sevastopol useless. Then they can abandon Crimea just like they abandon Snake Island. You are assuming Russia took over Crimea for the ports. They did not. They took it for the economic exclusion zone. Or more to the point: the blac...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best all around fighter, July 1 1997
Replies: 47
Views: 3231

Re: Best all around fighter, July 1 1997

There are so many variables that there is no simple definitive answer to that. Especially if economics play a part. So I’ll just say the best fighter is Chuck Norris.

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