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by Reinhardt
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 36
Views: 1671

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

Tennis players asked why the matches are being held in the mid afternoon, when starting early evening would be perfectly possible. I haven't seen it but apparently normal break lengths between games and little to no help from organisers. It would probably suit the US / EU TV market better as well. Y...

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by Reinhardt
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 289
Views: 21564

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Just watched it. Hamilton was alongside and had the corner. VER turned into him and then turned further into him. Racing incident and VER proving he doesn't posses championship winning racecraft yet. (Should have just yielded the position he'd already lost and waited until later or you know be matu...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 289
Views: 21564

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Ever since Verstappen joined Red Bull he has been incredibly agressive. No doubt the sign of a very driven and determined young man, and no doubt at all he will be a very sucessful driver. However has Scbrimi said, it's for a world championship not just one race. Verstappen constantly puts people in...

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by Reinhardt
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

I heard from friends living in surrounding countries that it's starting to impact deliveries of goods to supermarkets and stores. Since they rely so much of trucked goods from SA. Also seems to be a strong belief that this was all kicked off by an ex member of the special forces who is still loyal t...

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by Reinhardt
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 2786

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

things (almost) everyone sticks to very strictly: Lane discipline, safety distances, mutually taking care of each other. . Lane disipline on Autobahn's I'll agree with. Generally Germans are very good at that, certainly a million times better than the UK where people's motorway driving skills have ...

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by Reinhardt
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17283

Re: Euros 2020 thread

I do wonder if the FA now actually needs supporters banned from some international matches. What happened in London (especially Leicester Square) and in the Stadium prior to kick off was utterly rediculous, let alone the apparent racist abuse from it's own fans! I really thought we were past this w...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17283

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Not a great final, but they rarely are. Italy dominated large parts of possesion. England yet again couldn't keep the ball and there is nothing creative in the midfield (until Grelish came on). There is a major gap there and I don't understand how Southgate didn't see this much earlier and do someth...

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by Reinhardt
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17283

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Three separate cases against England by UEFA for their semi final match and yet all it’lll amount to is a few symbolic fines. UEFA = mafia At least England should easily win the oscars. It's funny. In the last decade or so, England have travelled and played football all over the world. We've had sh...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 17283

Re: Euros 2020 thread

You mean booing during the opponents national anthem, Yes it's pathetic and sad. I think they picked it up from certain Eastern European nations when England played away and half the players got racially abused as well. It's not right, shouldn't happen, but it's not only England. It needs to stop. ...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4269

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

I do love the outrage from the Russian government.. "We treat it as blatent Britain's provocation that is contrary with international law and Russian legilsation". 1/ Half the world doesn't recogonise Russians' take over of Crimea. It's Ukranian territory and therefore so are the waters ou...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 56
Views: 4095

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

Is there no media regulator in the US of any type?. Yes, Twitter and Facebook. "“I don’t want the government to take over the job of telling America what tweets are legitimate and what are not,” Graham said in his opening remarks. “But when you have companies that have the power of government,...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots
Replies: 56
Views: 4095

Re: Tucker Carlson and Right Wing Media Insinuate 'FBI Operatives' Behind Capitol Riots

Is there no media regulator in the US of any type? In the UK there is one (rather toothless usually) but it has in the past actually removed broadcast licenses from those who continually do not offer what normal people consider to be balanced views. Having a news channel with one person talking to t...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 10050

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

People aren't machines, and the psyche is something else. There is no foolproof method of removing the undesirables. Exactly, so you either put your head in the sand and do nothing or mitigate the risks / reduce the chances as much as you can. I'm under no illusions that you can't just ban all guns...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 28, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 10050

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

So who and what organization is defining psychological problems, does it only apply to the civilian population, has anyone investigated or even checked to see if police officers involved in "shootings" have / had psychological problems? If a kid is bullied at school in the playground and ...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 17, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 22623

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

There is a massive difference between hating Jews and hating Israeli government actions. The Israeli government for the last few decades has deliberately (with the help of others) tried to make the two the same thing, to justify the ever expansion of Israel into Palestinian territory. Having a major...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 17, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1409

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

No, I wouldn't expect that at all. I'm more pointing out the hypocricy of the worldwide protesters who could hardly indentify any US state on a map, yet they completely ignore other injustices elsewhere in the world, the vast majority of which would make the behaviour of US police pale into insigni...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 17, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1409

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

Yes education, but a place where kids can go if they have problem at home, a safe place to do something in their spare time , a role model in the local community etc. This was all being done in for example inner London on council estates. That was then almost all decimated by funding cuts from cent...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 14, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1409

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

Killing of George Floyd was something black people in many different countries could relate to. In many countries black people have big issues that people are not interested in solving, so it's clear from how this incident (and all the others that came before) can stoke interest and annoyance in ot...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 14, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School
Replies: 19
Views: 1409

Re: Terrorist Attack at Kabul School

On the view from the outside, if a US bomb had taken out the school during an operation, the demonstrations world wide would be instant, but in my opinion, not because of folks being anti USA but because folks can exert pressure. Who is going to demonstrate against the Taliban, what good would it d...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 14, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 22623

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

It's well and truely time for the UN to do something. It's silence as an institution is telling (and therefore shows you these days it's effectively irrellevant). The US and other permanent members have seen to that.

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by Reinhardt
Wed May 12, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 22623

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Why embargo a country that has to defend itself from outside countries promoting rocket attacks? Stop illegally kicking people out of their own homes and land then. And none of this, they were not a people to begin with, or they are gods people. Jews were wrongly, badly perscuted for well, almost f...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 10, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4620

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

And Brexit was precisely that: constitutional change over which the nations had no say. What you wrote is the absolute key point about the problems with the UK today. It's quite clear since before Brexit (but that was the main driver) that the regions need the ability to have much more of a say in ...

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by Reinhardt
Fri May 07, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4620

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

The Conservatives are on course to gain the Hartlepool seat in the by election. Local elections today. Be interesting to see how they pan out. I suspect in area's like Hartlepool Tories will win the seat. Tories will say it shows what they are offering is working "we got Brexit done", &qu...

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by Reinhardt
Thu May 06, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4620

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

The Conservatives are on course to gain the Hartlepool seat in the by election. Local elections today. Be interesting to see how they pan out. I suspect in area's like Hartlepool Tories will win the seat. Tories will say it shows what they are offering is working "we got Brexit done", &qu...

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by Reinhardt
Thu May 06, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4620

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

The Russia report came out some time ago (and the election for the leadership of the committee was hilarious, seeing Chris Grayling lose a vote that was effectively an open goal): - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53484344 https://news.sky.com/story/chris-grayling-fails-to-become-chair-of-in...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 03, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4620

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

Certainly Eton produces more than it's fair share of entitled idiots and the contacts to enable a lifetime of failing upwards. Though even they wrote to Johnson's dad about how over entitled they found him. Starmer's background is nothing like Johnson's. He's also not been sacked from every job he'...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 03, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4620

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

Some sort of PR. Having someone run the country who didn't go to Eaton or Harrow, isn't a 'character', who actually had to work to pay bills would be a nice start. Re Starmer.. have a read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_Starmer#:~:text=Sir%20Keir%20Rodney%20Starmer%20KCB,and%20St%20Pancras%20s...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 03, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 61
Views: 4713

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

And yet there is no money for local councils, nurses, happy to cut 10,000 troops, highest number of food banks on record and week after week in the HOC the Tories bash anyone who questions finances. Yet, yep lets spurge 200million on a ship nobody (and I suspect including the Royal Family) wants or ...

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by Reinhardt
Mon May 03, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4620

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

Latest polls are out Westminster Voting Intention: CON: 44% (=) LAB: 33% (-1) LDM: 7% (+2) GRN: 7% (=) SNP: 4% (-1) RFM: 3% (+1) Via @YouGov, 27-28 Apr. Changes w/ 21-22 Apr. https://twitter.com/electionmapsuk/status/1387791399324635144?s=21 yougov :? Survation: CON 39% (-1) LAB 38% (+4) LD 9% (-) ...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4620

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

Some sort of PR. No it's not by committee. It limits a parties ability to implement extreme measures because the chances of having a coalition is much higher. I would rather a government had to take into account the views of many than those of the few. Yes there is a risk you can end up with unstabl...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4620

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

And I'm not just saying therefore vote for the opposition..but not vote for them (because that is always an option). In a democracy, which almost always ends up with 2 main parties, not voting for party 1 is almost the same as voting for party 2. Democracy will only end up with 2 main parties if yo...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?
Replies: 76
Views: 4620

Re: The end of the premiership of mr. Johnson?

It is unlikely to see the end of his tenure. Most people seem to not really care about the allegations. Vaccine success is still seeing the Conservatives poll very highly. Plus we lack any degree of a credible opposition. . I think these allegations are actually probably the least serious of the te...

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by Reinhardt
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 289
Views: 21564

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Yeah there's a couple of things with that. Bottas in a Merc down in 8th, not far off being lapped. He should never of been in the position of George challenging him in the first place. It happens to Bottas sometimes, some races he's right on it, others he's just nowhere. For Merc this season I think...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2928

Re: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage

I've seen the last few days The Phillipines has finally grown a bit of a backbone and is pusing back against some of the goings on in the South China sea.. How many adversaries do they want at once? There is a massive amount of US and European money invested in companies in Taiwan and also people - ...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 25623

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

Recipe to continue beliving government “programs” will resolve anything, but allow mayhem continue and blame the second ammendment. And you think private companies generally give one iota of a second thought about how what they do affects people? Yeah right. It's self interest and shareholder inter...

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by Reinhardt
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22
Replies: 279
Views: 25623

Re: Ten murdered in Boulder, CO by shooter 3/22

I'm not American, and come from a country where we essentially outlawed gun ownership after multiple mass shootings. You're allowed certain guns for certain usages with very heavy background checks, license conditions and Police checks every year. I've visited the US a lot so understand the culture,...

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by Reinhardt
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 94710

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Given that AZ basically won´t deliver for the next 3 weeks anyways a 1~2 week hiatus will not have meaningful effects on vaccination speed anyways. The backlog is just about a weeks worth after all. So if this is sorted out in the next two weeks, likely, the effect is effectively nill. In my city i...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government considered worst-case scenario as basis for planning
Replies: 28
Views: 1590

Re: Bombshell Report (Die Welt): German government ordered scientist to create panic to keep lockdowns going

A very strange article with little in the way of evidence. From what I read there seems to be plenty. Not a surprise you have to go doom and gloom to justify the results of the lockdowns to your population. I think the post mortem in a few years about this will be very interesting. No need to justi...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German government considered worst-case scenario as basis for planning
Replies: 28
Views: 1590

Re: Bombshell Report (Die Welt): German government ordered scientist to create panic to keep lockdowns going

A very strange article with little in the way of evidence. A reply in the comments section of the welt.de article: The paper that resulted from this collaboration was "leaked" in April last year (and discussed extensively in the press) and, as far as I know, it was not approved by either t...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Across Britain
Replies: 20
Views: 1481

Re: Snow Across Britain

Not just Britain, here over in Northern, Eastern Germany we have a lot of snow and very cold weather (-15 over night, currently -9). No bus or tram service in the city, long distance trains cancelled, some small villages cut off. But hey, you know... it is winter.

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by Reinhardt
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 94710

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

From the contract pdf WHEREAS, to combat the current COVID-19 global pandemic (the "COVID Pandemic"), AstraZeneca has partnered with Oxford University to rapidly clinically evaluate and scale-up global manufacturing of the Vaccine. WHEREAS, AstraZeneca has accelerated its manufacturing sca...

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by Reinhardt
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35518

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

. Is there any rational thinking left on the British Isles, or is everything still centered on some religious belief in Brexit which must absolutely be kept pure at all cost? I see government is having ever more problems convincing their subjects to keep the faith and not to lose their belief in br...

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by Reinhardt
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 15498

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

If he committed a serious crime why isn’t he being investigated by DC police and arrested for inciting a riot? He doesn’t have immunity anymore. He is out of office. I'm not an expert by any means, but the crimes in question were committed while in office as President, so impeachment by the House a...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 4603

Re: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

Not sure on the legality of this in Russia, police were ordering the illegal gathering to dispurse, whether you are a journalist or not may not matter in this case as a direct and lawful order may have been disobeyed. Interesting question though, will ask my lawyer friend what he says. Who decides ...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35518

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

At the bottom of the article "38% would support Frexit". So no it won't happen. Even if it was a majority, it wouldn't happen. Because Macron (or any other decent French leader to come) would no be stupid enough to put it to a vote. Even more so after seeing what wonderful sunny uplands Br...

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by Reinhardt
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35518

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

And I concur, it is childish not too grand that right. The same with musicians, London didn't want free travel for them even though the EU offered it to the UK. I would say, let them have it, it is their country, they are sovereign. In the end, they will return to a more normal and practical approa...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexico and Poland Look to Curb Restrictions by Social Media Sites
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Mexico and Poland Look to Curb Restrictions by Social Media Sites

It's about time the EUio was a lot more forceful with Poland. Some of the stories that came out of how protestors have been treated attending rallies to support abortion are truely horrific. Not something remotely acceptable in a moderm democracy let alone in the EU. Considering how much Poland pro...

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by Reinhardt
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexico and Poland Look to Curb Restrictions by Social Media Sites
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Mexico and Poland Look to Curb Restrictions by Social Media Sites

It's about time the EU was a lot more forceful with Poland. Some of the stories that came out of how protestors have been treated attending rallies to support abortion are truely horrific. Not something remotely acceptable in a moderm democracy let alone in the EU. Considering how much Poland progre...

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by Reinhardt
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 92
Views: 4400

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

The US justice system has seen people on death row for decades. They were then released and found to be innocent. Some have been found to be innocent after being put to death. Aside from the fact revenge should have no involvement in a justice system in a modern democracy you cannot have a rule to p...

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by Reinhardt
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 35518

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Sure, two things about that: - UK exporters to the EU are at a disadvantage, EU costumers have probably sources to get the same as UK suppliers - And for UK imports, the prices will rise in the UK, no domestic alternatives Small EU businesses probably will abandon the UK market, too much hassle and...

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