The odds are near zero. Name one mass shooting where someone was carrying a concealed weapon and it didn't stop the shooter in their tracks before law enforcement arrived. So everyone has to wear a gun to be safe? That is like asking everyone to take birth control in case they are raped. But people...Jump to post
This trial should have never taken place. Why do you think there should not have been a trial? How does that work in the USA? Who decides if a trial is warranted? From my (Dutch) point of view: an independant organisation investigates workplace accidents/deaths. They decide if the dead was an accid...Jump to post
I am just trying to gauge how the Dutch people are viewing the increase in French State ownership. It's a very mixed affair. Prior to COVID it was simple. A lot of people thought it was profitable KL against basked-case AF, and that if KL was not supported then a lot of jobs and flights would be tr...Jump to post
Too good not to share:
A few weeks ago the Dutch and Belgian police managed to decrypt the SkyECC chat service. This chat service was popular among criminals, because it was believed to be well encrypted and secure. The service worked only on specially prepared phones that could be bought for 729€, and that only worked wi...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:It is frightening how much the EU is dependant on Russia.
The issue is the GTF engines weigh 50% more than the CF34s so it's probably not feasible to come up with a scope compliant RJ using GTF that also doesn't get its butt kicked by non-scope-compliant aircraft using the same engines. This is why EMB is able to sell E1 (scope compliant with CF34) and E2...Jump to post
Mitsubishi is no aviation "newcomer" for sure. I wonder would a close company cooperation of Mitsubishi and Embraer make sense? Why would Embraer be interested in supporting a company that builds a (potential) direct competitor? If Embraer goes for Mitsubishi, then it will be to take out ...Jump to post
They could put in wind deflectors. Something similar was done at the Caland canal that leads into the port of Rotterdam. Tom Scott made a short video out this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkdwK_74eEs https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rozenburgfirstname.lastname@example.org,4.2268433,141m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0...Jump to post
They said she is now "partially afloat". I thought that has always been the situation (i.e. not sunk) Afloat = there is water below the ship Sunk = there is water above the ship Beached/stranded = there is no water below the ship, neither above the ship. The ship is resting on the bottom ...Jump to post
AirWorthy99 wrote:they fled as political refugees a communist country and loved the freedoms this country afforded to them.
The background check system worked like it was supposed to. His family failed their son. Perhaps so, but medical bills are well known to put families into bankruptcy, thus ruining Iives. With that in mind it is perhaps understandable that people are not flagged for psych evaluation at the first sig...Jump to post
Notwithstanding mass shootings and suicide, U.S. death rates due to gun violence would be REMARKABLY lower if inner-city gang shootings were not included. By that logic, you shoukd also remove drug related shootings from the European statistics. I am pretty sure that will make the US figures compar...Jump to post
It sounds like the shooter was of Middle Eastern descent. It doesn't say whether he was a citizen, resident alien or foreign citizen. https://nypost.com/2021/03/23/police-identify-ahmad-alyssa-21-as-suspect-in-boulder-shooting/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwi...Jump to post
I mean the last major polder was reclaimed from the 'sea' is over 50years ago, I mean let's go and reclaim some more. The derde maasvlakte gave quite a lot of land. All of it industrial though. Well, mostly industrial, a small beach was thrown in to keep the NIMBY's satisfied. ;) Also, in the Marke...Jump to post
Overwhelming victory = 35 seats out of 150 ah ah. You have to consider that 37 parties where running. It was never gonna be anything near 50%. Having nearly a quarter of the votes is a good result. At the moment it looks like the VVD got 35 seats, with the runner up D66 having 24 seats. A nearly 50...Jump to post
For me, a small benefit from the pandemic, I will be casting my vote in style: My local polling station was in a church. Nothing special. On the other side of town an art gallery was used. They had just changed their exhibition a few weeks ago. The new exhibition is called "For your eyes only&...Jump to post
I already voted today. My vote went to the party animals. Is that De Feestpartij that petertenthije referenced? I think he might mean the Partij voor de Dieren (EN: Party for the animals). They are a left leaning party that places the environment, including animal welfare, top of the agenda. In the...Jump to post
Question: How many questions are on a Dutch ballot? Is it just a single vote for your local representative? Strictly speaking there are 20 districts, but few people (and parties!) take this into consideration. In fact, had I not been looking up a copy of the ballot paper for you, I would not even h...Jump to post
Fokker went down because of hubris and arrogance. Their first mistake was developing two aircraft families at the same time. The F50 and the F100. They simply did not have the financial resources to do so. The government had to step in repeatedly to let Fokker go on. Then the merger came with DASA. ...Jump to post
Are you going to vote, Peter? And would you disclose which party earned your vote? I am going to vote, it will be on either D'66 or GroenLinks or a small chance on VOLT, have yet to decide. Yeah, though not sure yet for whom. Usually I try several kieswijzer , and then browse the key points of the ...Jump to post
That's a big ask: one million new homes by 2030! :shock: I think you'll need to start reclaiming some more land! Plenty of water left to fill in. Let's get Doggerland back! :) But it will most likely be achieved by getting rid of farming and building housing there. There's a LOT of farming done in ...Jump to post
I think it might have been a "frankenstein" plane made up out of several others. According to this photo the vertical stabilizer is from N198CA. This tail started life on TWA N734TW. However, the fuselage shows 4X-JYZ. This means the fuselage started as TWA N736TW. https://www.airliners.ne...Jump to post
On most planes the rear cockpit holds the circuit breakers. If you do a google photo search for cockpit circuit breakers you can find some examples.
https://bluemarble.ch/wordpress/2020/03 ... ead-panel/
Aren't the sentinels supposed to be retired / scrapped? Maybe they can be converted back to VIP cabin?Jump to post
I wonder what happens if a Q-anon protestor where run over.Jump to post
zanl188 wrote:Considering NASA’s fleet of experimental airplanes, I am sure that something can be arranged should NASA have a serious interest in dreamlifters. If only by putting the dreamlifter on a NASA experimental ticket. Jump to postIIRC, 747 type certificate restricts Dreamlifter to Boeing use only.
emperortk wrote:But show me in the Constitution where it says you have a right to point out the facts!
Where in the constitution says that abortion is a right? If the rapist is protected against excessive, cruel and unusual punishment.. is it then not reasonable the victim be given the same rights? But I guess this opinion is invalid since it ain't spelled out in a document from that's over 200 year...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:Who pays from all these women who now have to have an unwanted children's birth,
They include more Capital PD officers, streamlining the ability to get backup if a major incident, posting of backup forces nearby, movable fencing, using officers on horses on the grounds, more money It took ‘m two months to come up with that? I could have told them that while the rioters were sti...Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:I wonder how much further things would have needed to go before it ceased to be funny.
Hair force one for boris.
Heir force one for royals
Hrh force one for liz
Or something like this? This atmospheric research plane also has some contraption on the wing with several nozzles.
https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/c ... 0006-m.jpg
NIKV69 wrote:This post is insensitive and tone deaf, this isn't a right versus left thing. People are dead and he lied about it.
I believe coal plants always have a steam reserve to be able to react to frequency fluctuations. I don't know how to compensate this. Spinning wheel, batteries and pumped storage comes to mind. But I believe even pumped storage takes several seconds to react. There was a proposal a few years ago, n...Jump to post
Well, I'm from the seventies. What's wrong with that? It's just quite rare for cars to still be in production, virtually unchanged, for that long. Usually only cars with specific niches will stay around this long. For instance the Land Rover Defender, the Mercedes G class or the UAZ Bukhanka. Usual...Jump to post