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by JJJ
Sat May 18, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Garbage disposal, interstellar?
Replies: 25
Views: 971

Re: Garbage disposal, interstellar?

c933103 wrote:
If you have all the fuels that send waste onto the space, why don't you jist burn them all?
And there're already enough space waste up there


Exactly. With the fuel (and accompanying emissions) to launch a single garbage truck to space you can probably incinerate several multiples of it.

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by JJJ
Sun May 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 704
Views: 45590

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

You're just moving the queues to a different place then. Who's paying for those inspections, btw? How are you supposed to enforce that any given transport has been pre-cleared or not? How do you ensure that whatever is on that particular lorry is the same thing that's been pre-checked? I’m not tryi...

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by JJJ
Sun May 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 704
Views: 45590

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Which can be done and normally done via a pre-shipment inspection via a competent authority, or can also be inspected on arrival or by Quarantine border checkpoints if so desired, it’s actully employing more people if you went that way, whatever floats your boat. You're just moving the queues to a ...

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by JJJ
Sat May 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1853

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Is it not just common sense to have insurance on place before any trip to cover such possibilities? No matter where you are going. As long as you stay within the EU you're covered though your national healthcare provider. A lot of people have forgotten what it was like before that. That would not c...

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by JJJ
Sat May 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1853

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Is it not just common sense to have insurance on place before any trip to cover such possibilities? No matter where you are going.


As long as you stay within the EU you're covered though your national healthcare provider. A lot of people have forgotten what it was like before that.

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by JJJ
Fri May 10, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 73
Views: 2391

Re: EU elections

Polish people in 1991 were earning less than Gabon or Ukraine, now they make over 3,5 times what Ukrainians are making. Polish citizens entered the EU making approx 1/3 of the average of EU earners, now they're at 70% after just 15 years. It's still below average, but Poland is now attracting worke...

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by JJJ
Fri May 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 73
Views: 2391

Re: EU elections

I was at a party rally yesterday. There was a girl from Ukraine. She shared some thoughts with us to think about. In Ukrsine people are still dying today, because they wanted to be closer to the EU, in the UK people are fighting to get out of it. Many Europeans got complacent about what the EU actu...

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by JJJ
Fri May 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 73
Views: 2391

Re: EU elections

Because you have free movement of goods, capital, services and people with them. There are some very good economic reasons on why all four have to come together in the long run. There's very interesting research on that front. He doesn't care about facts, he is a Brexitremist. You are assuming econ...

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by JJJ
Thu May 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 73
Views: 2391

Re: EU elections

Idk what I have left to say on this. Had I been a Belgian - I would have felt totally disrespected and offended, together with my country. Someone who isn’t Belgian citizen - insists they have an absolute right to crash by at any time at any speed they like and not even bother to register at entry?...

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by JJJ
Thu May 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 73
Views: 2391

Re: EU elections

Hungary goes against EU policy which they agreed up on themselves. It is not an outside force that forces these rules on them, no they actively participate. I have not heard anything that they will be fined for not taking refugees etc. They are going against some fundamental values of the EU: freed...

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by JJJ
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 1901

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

Hence my suggestion of a photo app to record the valve stem positions complete with time stamp. Chalking marks the position of the tire(s), usually with the chalk mark at the very bottom, so it would be extremely unlikely but not impossible that a single marked tire would be in the same position up...

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by JJJ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 704
Views: 45590

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Punishments for Poland and Hungary for doing things the EU do not like? EU reminding these countries of things they actually agreed too? Stop framing this like this. So Brexit voters can change their minds, but nations are not allowed to? Hilarious :) They're welcome to leave the EU if they don't l...

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by JJJ
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 704
Views: 45590

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Was that before or after he resigned? Governments often fail to deliver on their manifesto pledges. Many things change between campaign "promises" and Government. Are suggesting that if a government moves forward with its stated policy within the manifesto is a bad thing, and yes the stat...

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by JJJ
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I do not think EUDF means what you think it means. Ok enlighten me..............calls for a European Army calls for European aircraft carriers, what should one think? Were France and Britain planning on merging their respective MoDs when they were planning to jointly build and operate carriers? Are...

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by JJJ
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Before you get to the EUDF you will have to enter a more highly regulated political union, which means giving up your current independent sovereign rights to criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels. you cannot have one institution like a EU...

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by JJJ
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The EU has moved along into a different format than was first expressed to the population, for intents it was a trade block, now it moving towards a superstate not unlike the vision from past time the Roman age Napoleon and the great anti-Christ hitler, I have proved to you time and time and time a...

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by JJJ
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/so ... -1-5565901


The UK could have well put him on a military plane and send him back immediately if they wanted to avoid litigation.
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noviorbis77 wrote:

Nice of the ECJ making us pay out to child rapists

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/so ... -1-5565901


The UK could have well put him on a military plane and send him back immediately if they wanted to avoid litigation.

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by JJJ
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5545

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

Contrary to your thinking, Europeans think mainly that the US is a huge part of the problems, whoever is the Potus... Is this obnoxious Macronian habit of using "Europe" when he means the EU by which he really means France contagious, or what? On an economic scale the generalisation is as...

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by JJJ
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Imagine the uproar if the citizens of Gibraltar or the Falklands were told "we don't care what you think, you're being abandoned or given away!" Speaking of Gibraltar, what's exactly their status at the moment? AFAIK they had an agreement with Spain, but wasn't that tied to the WA? Thus, ...

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by JJJ
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Agreements can be changed or broken. If the UK wants out of the GFA it is their sovereign choice. No one questions that. The problem is the UK trying to weasel out of their responsability pointing the finger at Europe and Ireland. The DUP was opposed to the GFA from the start after all. Option B on...

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by JJJ
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Fact is, the GFA had nothing to do with cross-border trade. Also the fact is anything coming from outside the island from third countries has to go thru customs bond storage procedure, so in realty in the worst case the infrastructure is already in place, frictionless trade can still be achieved wi...

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by JJJ
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11731

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

If the man was armed with a pump action shotgun capacity-limited to 5 rounds (that's the limit under Australian law) the casualties list would have probably been shorter. The reaction would have been the same. Ban the gun that did it. If you are telling me otherwise sorry but you are wrong. If a bo...

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by JJJ
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11731

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Amazing that you lot think having a high chance of getting killed in a gun attack is 'FREEDOM'. You can still have freedom without a semi-automatic. A gun grab is a gun grab. If NZ had a massacre with a pump action shotgun they would be banned too. This smoke screen is what hard liners on the left ...

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by JJJ
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brit ... SKCN1R10HD


Macron is on record saying they will veto any extension unless it comes with some clear intentions of actually moving forward.

I don't think that's the case.
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A3801000 wrote:
British PM May requests three-month extension

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brit ... SKCN1R10HD


Macron is on record saying they will veto any extension unless it comes with some clear intentions of actually moving forward.

I don't think that's the case.

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by JJJ
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11731

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Kiwirob wrote:
The death toll has now risen to 50.


And NZ to ban semi auto long guns.

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by JJJ
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

While nothing has changed in Britain during the last two years, then I feel that things have changed a little in EU27. While two years ago they unanimously found Brexit regrettable, then I'm not sure that is still the case at the same level. That was probably the master plan. Since the UK can't mak...

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by JJJ
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 156
Views: 11731

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Ironically, rather than advancing the case of white supremacy what those terrorists had done is to elevate the victims to become martyrs, as they died while answering God's call through Friday prayers. Erm ... not sure that translates very well. Well, in Islam, those who died while upholding their ...

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by JJJ
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

Even my attempt to communicate with Barcelo's general email address failed to secure even an acknowledgement! Which e-mail address? Is it a customer service issue? Investor relations? Something to do with an individual hotel? http://www.barcelogrupo.com/en/ That's the group website, if you scroll d...

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by JJJ
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

Personal contact details? Not so much. It is Work contact details that I need - Name, Email/Office Address. Thanks JJJ for your kind attention! The whole board is on its Spanish wikipedia page. A search for Barcelo Hotel Group on google maps gives their Palma de Mallorca central offices address. I ...

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by JJJ
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

Barcelo is family-owned and not publicly listed. Thanks! I checked and it is listed under Bloomberg as a Private Company. I doubt you'll find direct contact info anywhere, those who have it won't share it. In our part of the world, you can be given access to the information of a Private Company by ...

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by JJJ
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Barcelo Hotel Group in Spain

I will greatly appreciate if anyone from airliners.net forum members could advise me the Name and Email Address of the President of Barcelo Hotel Group? I will even be grateful to have a physical address. Strangely, this information of a public listed company is not available on their website. Can ...

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by JJJ
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Number6 wrote:
I’m not sure even a no deal or hard Brexit will shake them of the delusions.


Using the EU as a scapegoat has worked for decades.

Why change now?

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by JJJ
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

You cannot see the frustration behind this? People are fat up with the attitude of people with an attitude like yours. You will only learn when there is a hard Brexit and everything will come true what is predicted. It is so sad that these people seem to care more about Brittain than you. I post on...

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by JJJ
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 97
Views: 4935

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

In other threads here we praise Boeing and Airbus for knocking cost out of the production and support services so why not Tesla? Because there's a fundamental difference between a consumer product and one intended for a few large companies. Tesla took upon themselves to be the sole point of contact...

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by JJJ
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

https://facts4eu.org/news/2019_mar_germany_and_uk# A good read. Yup, it really makes for a good laugh and demonstrates clearly that the authors don´t know how trade or economies work. Plus the usualy nonsense of pointing out trade balances between single countries, while any comparison other than U...

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by JJJ
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 4640

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

As a UK citizen, I don't think the US is being dicks to foreign visitors. For us the ESTA process is pretty simple and doesn't require a visit to an embassy. I do. Just because I visited certain countries I am not eligible for ESTA and have to get an appointment for a visa that usually takes 6 week...

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by JJJ
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 97
Views: 4935

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

Any idea why Tesla is laying off more service technicians and tech support specialists. https://www.siliconvalley.com/2019/03/05/tesla-cutting-more-jobs-at-fremont-factory/ How does Tesla's service model work? Do they send a tow truck to pick up the car and drop it off? Whenever possible they'll se...

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by JJJ
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 97
Views: 4935

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3

Can the other EV do autonomous driving (by paying more to get it) ? I hope that whenever any other manufacturer releases autonomous driving they don't use me as a beta tester on an unfinished, barely tested product. That Tesla rolled out autopilot in their current (and former) forms is nothing shor...

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by JJJ
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/04/meps-vote-to-scrap-switch-from-summer-to-winter-time Another example of EU democracy. Laws brought in on no manifesto and the voting public given no say whatsoever. The law follows an open poll where millions cast their vote after being open for 6 weeks...

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by JJJ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/04/meps-vote-to-scrap-switch-from-summer-to-winter-time Another example of EU democracy. Laws brought in on no manifesto and the voting public given no say whatsoever. The law follows an open poll where millions cast their vote after being open for 6 weeks...

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by JJJ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Autopilot Safety Study Shown To Be Bogus
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

Re: Tesla Autopilot Safety Study Shown To Be Bogus

c933103 wrote:
Isn't it data from NHTSA instead of Tesla?


Still, Tesla made good promotional use of them and actively tried to prevent QCS from accessing the data set (obviously because they knew there was something in there).

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by JJJ
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I don't disagree that the UK could perhaps be a more active participant, but in my view I don't think your comments are helpful. To say that the EU will be better off without the UK is adding fuel to the fire of anti-EU sentiment in the UK and back up Brexiteer's claims the UK is better off. Does i...

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by JJJ
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peugeot to come back to USA, Canada
Replies: 30
Views: 1860

Re: Peugeot to come back to USA, Canada

There are a few Peugeots I see from the 1970s that are still running very well. I don't know what the problem is other than "we don't want no socialist junk in 'Murica!" as they ride off in their Toyotas and Nissans. Peugeot is a perfectly OK brand with perfectly OK offerings (even for th...

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by JJJ
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 27929

Re: Pakistan Scrables Aircraft In Response to Indian Airstrikes

So Pakistan air defenses didn't got a whiff of the Indian jets entering their country's airspace and bombing this camp? Apparently they have now. Pakistan shoots down two Indian fighter jets: Foreign ministry Pakistani military spokesperson says they shot down two Indian aircraft inside its airspac...

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by JJJ
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4394

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

Porsche sold about 2000 cars in 24 hours in Norway when the waiting list opened for the Taycan, Jaguar delivered more I-Paces in November then they delivered cars in the previous years, there are over 4000 I-Paces ordered by Norwegians, Audi took over 6000 deposits for the E-tron, the first cars ha...

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by JJJ
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4394

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

It takes a special kind of spinelessness to continue doing business with people who regularly assassinate expat dissidents and plot bomb attacks on your soil. But we already knew that when you make yourselves dependent on Putin, the man you pretend to hate (when it suits you). The stuff that makes ...

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by JJJ
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The best selling Daewoo was the Matiz which was a 100% Korean product and for many years the cheapest car on sale in many countries. Well, technically it was designed by Giugiaro and I think that Fiat engineered it? All Giugiaro does is design the outer shell, but apparently the innards were old Su...

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by JJJ
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4394

Re: What should be the response if Trump slaps tariffs on German/EU cars for national security reasons ?

mham001 wrote:
[BTW, I noticed on youtube some horrific panel gaps on the I-Pace. Nobody says a word. You really need to find another boogeyman.


Does it have a leaky trunk? Because that's the state of Tesla engineering at the moment.

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by JJJ
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 106299

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The same happened and still happens in Australasia. Low quality Daewoos were badged as Holdens, including as Astras at one stage and sold here. Daewoo made a standalone appearance on the German car market ~20+? years ago. They were tagged unspectacular but adequate value for money spent. Not a bad ...

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