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by JJJ
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?
Replies: 43
Views: 1181

Re: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?

Some Jews, like Americans have a short memory. How the Jews keep voting for liberals boggles the mind. Israel is their promised land, and the American Jew's voting habits place Israel in more danger. And before anyone wants to provide a lecture on how poorly Arabs are treated, I raise the flag, I h...

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by JJJ
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

Or Ireland could leave the EU and join a common market with the UK.. That would be simple, efficient. Seems that’s the UK government has the same idea. From the guardian today.... Newton Dunn says the PM believes the backstop problem could be solved not by Northern Ireland remaining in the EU singl...

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

No not at all diverge does not mean less strict; But in this case it means to follow in a different direction from a common point or in other words move from the jurisdiction of the EU Not necessarily, but you only have to listen the people behind the whole thing to know which direction the wind is...

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

No not at all diverge does not mean less strict; But in this case it means to follow in a different direction from a common point or in other words move from the jurisdiction of the EU Not necessarily, but you only have to listen the people behind the whole thing to know which direction the wind is...

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 201
Views: 6120

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

When was the last time two sovereign countries sat down and sold some territory to the other party anyway?

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

Olddog wrote:
I had a good laugh reading how that letter was received :
Brexit: a suicide note from Number 10


At this point we should point out that Richard North is a prominent Brexiteer and former UKIP candidate and advisor.

One of the few with a solid background in international trade it seems.

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

Why is the backstop an obstacle? If the magic eye border works as the UK says it does the backstop will never enter into force. The backstop is an obstacle because it prevents the UK from unilaterally ending it. It does not make any sense for the UK to trigger Article 50 and then sign away their ri...

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by JJJ
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

That is quite misleading of you, sir. Options A and C, sure, that is the choice of the UK, not offered by the EU, those two can be done by the UK if they want, the EU can't stop them, neither does it wants to. Now for anything else, there needs to be a negotiation and that was done as well, hence i...

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by JJJ
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 201
Views: 6120

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Trump has a huge psychological, almost a sexual like thrill in doing deals, even if are of terrible business or political sense. One might also call it visionary. Perhaps if you stopped with the kneejerk ORANGE MAN BAD schtick and pay attention to the motives and the political backdrop of Greenland...

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by JJJ
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

Dear A101: 1. That is your perception which is irrelevant and also has nothing to do with my original statement. 2. You said global. And global means global. So explain, how is the UK going to "project itself" on the other side of this planet all by itself? Let´s say in some conflict deep...

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by JJJ
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 64
Views: 3390

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

I haven’t seen it posted here, but limited evidence suggests the Russians had a nuclear oopsie. They are, of course telling the story very slowly. https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2019/08/severodvinsk-authorities-confirm-mysterious-brief-radiation-spike-after-missile I was going to post a...

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 4614

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

Hasn‘t there been a lot of complaining from citizens about how there were too many tourists these last years? In the end the complete „Airbnb-zation“ of city centres isn‘t a pretty thing and Spain, unless something unexpectedly dramatic were to happen, will remain a top tourism destination. This. S...

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2194

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

That is a big LOL. Do you even believe that yourself? I am getting so tired of Tesla-shorters, You need to actually compare these cars from the different manufacturers, it is a very humbling experience for anyone that thinks Tesla will come tumbling down once the others go fully electric. No one is...

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2194

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

They won’t be crashing down. They currently make the best car ever made by a wide margin. The potential customer base is limitless. In addition, they are a technology company that posses autonomy-technology that is far ahead of anything else. Their self-driving is bottom of the pack. They are the o...

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 100
Views: 2998

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

ARs come in lots of chamberings more powerful than .223, many very suitable for larger game. The vast majority are. And in any case it's just better to buy a decent, bigger calibre platform than tinker around with uppers, lowers, batters, actions, and whatnot to accuritize something that just hasn'...

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2194

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

There is no Tesla proprietary mix. The 18560 panasonic cell is off the shelf (and is indeed found in several products). The 2170 is a repackaging of the same chemistry into a bigger format. https://insideevs.com/news/342679/tesla-model-3-2170-energy-density-compared-to-bolt-model-s-p100d/ The raven...

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by JJJ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2194

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

Teslas model S and X use NCR18650B Li-ion batteries, which you can buy on any decent battery provider, that are manufactured in Japan and that have hundreds of applications in different appliances. The model 3 uses another size from Panasonic, the 2170 which so far Panasonic only sells to Tesla, bu...

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by JJJ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

All that shows is that there is a market that the UK can tap into to help replace the food bowl of EU imports, but the main point of difference between the UK-NZ in the EU context is that the UK accounts for roughly 14% of the EU’s GDP,and can contribute roughly 40% of its global military power, ab...

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by JJJ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 100
Views: 2998

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

The AR pattern semi-auto is almost certainly the most popular hunting rifle in the US, so there’s that. The pattern has been adapted to all sorts hunting calibers never envisioned in the Armalite design. Can it handle 30 - 50 feral pigs? Asking for a friend... ARs certainly can and are quite common...

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by JJJ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2194

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

The problem so far has been that they cannot produce a car as advanced. Batteries are weaker and the software stinks. The products offered so far are 10 years behind technologically and I think they will have a very hard time competing with Silicon Valley in both aspects. Tesla is now finding out t...

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by JJJ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2194

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

The problem so far has been that they cannot produce a car as advanced. Batteries are weaker and the software stinks. The products offered so far are 10 years behind technologically and I think they will have a very hard time competing with Silicon Valley in both aspects. Tesla is now finding out t...

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by JJJ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it
Replies: 100
Views: 2998

Re: Guns violence: Politicans secretly love it

When people go religiously mental, and turn to attempts of terrorism like this christian right-wing incel did the day before yesterday in my neighbour town, I am pretty thankful he didn’t have an AR-15, but just some shotgun-contraption of questionable quality. The racist right wing fuck managed to...

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by JJJ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2194

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

In Europe and China electric is the word of the day. Euro6 and China6 emission restrictions and costs as I mentioned 1/3 of the cost of transport in these regions. And if USA wants to exort trucks, busses and cars USA bette change fast. Change what? We bought more electrics per capita than Europe i...

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by JJJ
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2194

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

Lots to talk about on that subject. The geo-political implications are huge and already being played out with the sudden rise and dominance of US fracking combined with a slowing of demand. Various despots around the world do not have money to make trouble and OPEC has lost considerable influence o...

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by JJJ
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil industry after transport sector go electric
Replies: 73
Views: 2194

Re: Oil industry after transport sector go electric

I am working at a major producer of trucks. I see that in less then a generation transport sector will go electric. "Transport" as in what? City delivery and short distances seem OK for electric, but long distance and heavy loads will take a while until the issues with battery weight and ...

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by JJJ
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8049

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Perhaps... but there isn't an amendment that states the right of the people to drive their cars shall not be infringed. The right for people to bear arms isn't infringed if you make all magazines (internal or external) holding more than, say, 3 rounds illegal. There are some federal judges who disa...

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by JJJ
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2966

Re: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri

Seriously, by current law , he is allowed to carry like that. Threatening is going to be interesting to see in court, and if they find him guilty, wouldn't that be ammo for all the folks that say that their should be a limit on what is legal ? He was recording himself so it should be pretty evident...

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by JJJ
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2966

Re: Copycat in Missouri Walmart

He might not have been licensed to carry. AFAIK you don't need a license to open carry in Missouri. Correct. In Missouri you can open carry without any restrictions. Actually most states you can. But Missouri became a constitutional carry state in 2017 so you can even conceal carry legally without ...

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by JJJ
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2966

Re: Copycat in Missouri Walmart

to add, this is why we have the 2nd amendment, to save innocent citizens in a "well-regulated" manner, as stated in the constitution. When guns people actually get training, be it though law enforcement/military or private training, they can work miracles The suspect grabbed a cart, pushe...

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by JJJ
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2966

Re: Copycat in Missouri Walmart

to add, this is why we have the 2nd amendment, to save innocent citizens in a "well-regulated" manner, as stated in the constitution. When guns people actually get training, be it though law enforcement/military or private training, they can work miracles The suspect grabbed a cart, pushe...

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by JJJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 140
Views: 6369

Re: Another mass shooting in El Paso

It needs to be done. But won't. Because people love their guns for whatever reason and will come up with 1001 ways to justify why they need/want them. There's nothing wrong with wanting guns because you like to shoot at pieces of paper, game or vermin. Or even just because you like having them, sho...

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by JJJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 140
Views: 6369

Re: Another mass shooting in El Paso

It appears the mother was a bit concerned, but maybe not concerned enough. https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/07/us/el-paso-crusius-gun-warning/index.html The El Paso shooting suspect's mother called the Allen, Texas, Police Department weeks before the shooting because she was concerned about her son owni...

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by JJJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: G7 in Biarritz: Can AF1 land there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1242

Re: G7 in Biarritz: Can AF1 land there?

BIQ and EAS can hold smaller biz jets without issue. The summit being organized in France by French authorities, the airfields will have to be in France? Not necessarity. Lough Erne had extensive security preparations in the Irish side of the border as well as the North. GVA was the airport of choi...

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by JJJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: G7 in Biarritz: Can AF1 land there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1242

Re: G7 in Biarritz: Can AF1 land there?

How about Toulouse? It will be a final helicopter ride anywhere. Or Mont-de-Marsan french airbase? The BA118 Mont-de-Marsan has a long enough runway (3,600m) but according to the article, not strong enough to withstand the weight of a 747. TLS is a bit further East so maybe not as convenient as BOD...

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by JJJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 2569

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

Assault weapons are - and were meant to be - weapons of war. Just as we ban machine guns, gattling guns, and howitzers - to name a few - we have every right to include assault rifles in that list. The histrionics of the gun fanatics aside, it is a policy that is supported by an overwhelming majorit...

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by JJJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8049

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

But, in addition, you would be punishing 99.99% of innocent gun owners in the process. Just like 99,99% of good drivers are punished by speed limits. Society moves at the pace of the most stupid. We can't have nice things and all that. Perhaps... but there isn't an amendment that states the right o...

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8049

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

NoTime wrote:
But, in addition, you would be punishing 99.99% of innocent gun owners in the process.


Just like 99,99% of good drivers are punished by speed limits.

Society moves at the pace of the most stupid. We can't have nice things and all that.

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by JJJ
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 209
Views: 8049

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

It’s fine if they want to pass something because of the overall problem if whatever they are doing is well researched. Maybe they should have a while ago. It’s absurd to pass something because of a single incident without even knowing the facts. That’s bad governance, plain and simple. It’s the lat...

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by JJJ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2490

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

Cruise ships are polluting monstrosities. If they are going to make them, the least they can do is pack as many rooms into the footprint as possible. This. Cruise ships pouring far more pollution into Europe’s air than road vehicles, study finds Luxury cruise giant Carnival claimed to be among bigg...

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by JJJ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

There you go, getting all "factual" again. You know Brexiteer and facts are mutually exclusive. Other pesky fact coming in from the "They need us more than we need them" Department: Exports Germany -> UK: down 2.3%, ~minus 805 Million Exports UK -> Germany: down 6.1% ~minus 915 ...

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by JJJ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tour Companies Reinstating Egypt
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: Tour Companies Reinstating Egypt

How do these resorts even survive? At its worst, SSH seats were down 80% from their recent peak, and they're still a fraction of what they were only a few years ago. They survived by lowering prices and trying to hold expecting for better times, some properties exchanged hands and some local promot...

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by JJJ
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

Why the use of the plural for referendum - we have only had one? If that’s all you seem to be worried about in this forum and wether referenda is following the Latin rules of pluralization or not then life must be pretty peachy for you. Not worried - just wondered what is wrong with using referndum...

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by JJJ
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

So, the EU has the Uk’s Back and the US doesn’t. How reality is so different from the hard right perception of the EU abandoning the UK in Iran over the weekend. Oh I have to laugh, it wouldn’t be that the UK is still a member of the EU and in the EU interests to try and champion the little bit of ...

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by JJJ
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1597

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

Actually I just learned Chevrolet is leaving Europe, not enough sales to justify adapting the cars to our market. Too bad. What's there for GM to adapt in the European market? Not like they have to convert to RHD. Emissions standards. Euro 6 is notoriously tough and getting tougher with each iterat...

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by JJJ
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1597

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

Actually I just learned Chevrolet is leaving Europe, not enough sales to justify adapting the cars to our market. Too bad. Chevrolet left a good 5 years ago except for the corvette and camaro. It's just those two that will be leaving for good on September because they can't meet the latest iteratio...

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by JJJ
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

No it’s free movement is there wether or not you choose to bring goods in that is subject to regulatory requirements is the individual choice Knowingly That the goods are subject to inspections So, again, a border. A border where you will be checked. I bring you again the Gibraltar case, there's fr...

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by JJJ
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2895
Views: 139921

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

So your definition of free movement is one where you can only cross on foot? Ask the Gibraltarians how does that work for them. Obviously you don’t understand what I wrote, the checks were purely customs checks pre 65 due to smuggling of goods across the border in vehicles and vehicles were tempora...

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by JJJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1587

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

This is the only televised debate that was shown in Spain. All local candidates and with their Spanish party featuring much more prominently than the European affiliation. http://www.rtve.es/m/alacarta/videos/especiales-informativos/especial-informativo-debate-elecciones-europeas-26-2019/5233957/?m...

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by JJJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1587

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

Except it wasn't. Other than in political circles, and always as a maybe/probably thing. Except it was. There was even a series of televised debates featuring the candidates. All a sham. This is the only televised debate that was shown in Spain. All local candidates and with their Spanish party fea...

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