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by Dogman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2000 years of struggling with sex
Replies: 42
Views: 2304

Re: 2000 years of struggling with sex

I’m not Catholic, but they are stuck on stupid about the whole “priests can’t marry” nonsense. If you look at the history of Catholic church you will find out that initially catholic priests could marry. The decision to forbid them to marry was made later, by the church hierarchy, simply because un...

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by Dogman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 27537

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Pelosi's long game is brilliant. Show Americans who these MAGA people really are. That they do not care about the Constitution. That they only want a king or emperor or grand poobah or whatever. Those who haven't seen who the MAGA crowd is by now, never will. I think that Pelosi game is, that by no...

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by Dogman
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 27537

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

EA CO AS wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:
They where willing


Hogwash. They did not permit fact witnesses to be called and did not allow questioning by Republicans of those who who were called. I’m actually embarrassed for the Democrats.

I've heard they wanted to call Hunter Biden as a witness. No wonder that the democrats refused.

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by Dogman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 78848

Re: The WestJet Thread

Can anybody enlighten me why the other two London airports: Luton and Stansted are not considered to be desirable? Is it because of the limited connection options? I flew to/from Gatwick with WestJet this fall, and the airport looked very busy. But from my cursory research the connection options fro...

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by Dogman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing
Replies: 90
Views: 13300

Re: Crime and Corruption (add incompetence) At Boeing

The real problem is that for the shareholders maximum profit does not necessarily related to the company's long term health or even survival. The shareholders can press the BOD to adopt the policies that will push the share price higher, by taking more out of the company and investing less in the co...

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by Dogman
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "NATO is experiencing brain death"
Replies: 142
Views: 3923

Re: "NATO is experiencing brain death"

Russia never really effectively invaded other countries with overwhelming military force. They were invaded themselves, they were attacked and assaulted for years, and only when the invading force was distracted and forced to shift and withdraw due to being attacked from a different flank, did the ...

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by Dogman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history
Replies: 13
Views: 4054

Re: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history

I am not lying. I may had misunderstood you. But then, may be you can explain what did you mean by " their single-issue platform".

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by Dogman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history
Replies: 13
Views: 4054

Re: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history

They're not...? I'm talking about the selective math. Analogy does not imply a precise identity between the things being compared. That's a complicated answer to a simple question. You claimed that Liberals have a single-issue platform. I've asked you what issue is that. I am afraid that I cannot u...

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by Dogman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history
Replies: 13
Views: 4054

Re: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history

Yeah, it reminds of the "Brexit party won!" narrative post-UK EU Parliament elections this summer. Sure, they won more seats than any other single party, but...if you combine all the parties that oppose their single-issue platform, they outnumbered Brexit+Tories who share their position o...

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by Dogman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history
Replies: 13
Views: 4054

Re: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history

But there are more votes in total cast for the left and center-left parties than conservative parties. That's the true picture for popular vote, not comparing liberal to conservatives. Also, it is highly unlikely that the liberals will form any sort of coalition. Most likely they will work with the ...

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by Dogman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Digital camera for a camera-inept birdwatcher
Replies: 6
Views: 3062

Re: Digital camera for a camera-inept birdwatcher

2Airstud You need to pay attention to the size of the sensor in the camera. Small sensor with x 50 zoom and a high megapixel count will not get you a good picture, especially if the light conditions are not very bright. You may just see a dot instead of a bird. And to have a good size sensor with a ...

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by Dogman
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 182634

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

I'll make you a deal then, thee UK accepts the backstop, the EU accepts that the UK can break with the backstop, but the consequence is that the UK leaves without a deal. Not a good idea. Once you put a system in place it would be very hard to abandon it. The Brexit itself is a good example of that...

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by Dogman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 182634

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

I believe that Europe in the end will come to some form of federal state, and I think it will be good for every country involved. So you see the USA, Canada and Mexico getting together to have a size to match the EU to get fair trade, you do know that the EU already claim that their economic power ...

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by Dogman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 182634

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

Those from medium and small size EU member states supporting Macron are only supporting their own marginalization. I am not going to argue with you about Macron. You seem to have some sort of personal animosity towards him, and I am not willing to take your words for granted. But I can tell you thi...

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by Dogman
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 182634

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

L410Turbolet wrote:

No need for Hitler. Letting Napoleon wannabe Macron blabber about his dellusions of "federal" EU is sufficient enough.


What's so bad about it?

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by Dogman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 65
Views: 7428

Re: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?

Well, as much as I share the skepticism of the most people here, it was predicted that Trump will never finish his first term. Now they are talking about who can defeat him in 2020. It could be the same story with BoJo.

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by Dogman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 261
Views: 18771

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

> The Putin regimen should stop supporting the separatist, that is key to solve it. Sate aggression should never be awarded. I see you put the blame 100% outside of the Putin regime. No surprise there. There are two keys to resolving the problem. One is Russia forces the seperatists to sit down wit...

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by Dogman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 182634

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

A101 wrote:
it had everything to do with who was sitting at the table from the beginning


I guess we soon find out if you are right.

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by Dogman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out
Replies: 48
Views: 1562

Re: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out

You have strange laws. In France and a lot of countries, vote is done with the people in the parliament. If you don't show at a regular session, too bad for you. Is a Quorum not required? Tugg No. When the Assemblée Nationale is in session, it means that all MP are officially convoked for that peri...

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by Dogman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out
Replies: 48
Views: 1562

Re: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out

Tax payer funded police tracking down senators enjoying their tax funded entitlement, it's not pay if you don't work, refusing to their job.... What the legislators are doing is effectively similar to striking. Do you support strike breaking? Tugg Not striking, more like obstructing and sabotaging.

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by Dogman
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 182634

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

So the next Tory PM will be the one comparing the EU to Nazi Germany or the one comparing the EU to the Soviet Union. Good luck with those "renegotiations"! :rotfl: I think that the USSR comparison was very close to reality. As someone who actually did live in the USSR, let me tell you, t...

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by Dogman
Thu May 23, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16963

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

3.4 million jobs in the USA have been lost since China joined the wto. It is sophistry to argue that cracking down on China will hurt the US economy. It’s already been hurt. So, who's to blame for this? Did China steal these jobs? Or they were moved to China by the US businesses? A good portion was...

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by Dogman
Thu May 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16963

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Bobloblaw wrote:
3.4 million jobs in the USA have been lost since China joined the wto. It is sophistry to argue that cracking down on China will hurt the US economy. It’s already been hurt.


So, who's to blame for this? Did China steal these jobs? Or they were moved to China by the US businesses?

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by Dogman
Sun May 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 182634

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

How can you prove them wrong, when the only answer of the Brussels parallel universe always is "more EUrope" and Macron's imperial delusions? The way I'm reading it is... people appreciate the benefits of the EU but do not want to end up in a straight jacket of one-size-fits-all "fed...

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by Dogman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 261
Views: 18771

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Interesting... are there any bloggers/investigative journalists like this in Russia? We have a huge number of them in the USA and obviously Ukraine has at least one (who is on the run perhaps but still posting!). But I am not seeing Russian journalists like this, posting stories looking into issues...

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by Dogman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 112722

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

From @Left_of_London:
The year is 3038. Parliament enacts the weekly ritual of voting down "Theresa May's Deal". No one can remember how this ancient tradition started or what it means.

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by Dogman
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5809

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

How about illegally placing a government server in a private residence and then deletng all the emails and then destroying all the (government owned) cellphones while all of that evidence was inder subpoena? Just for starters. How about the uranium deal and the Clinton Global Initiative cash grabs ...

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by Dogman
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5809

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

SteelChair wrote:

Well thats true that there were some investigations, but they shouldve gone to jail,


For what crime?

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by Dogman
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 112722

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

As I said, only the hard Brexit is worth doing, so that is not a problem. It's remarkably easy for such things to be said when they affect others but not you. It would be different if from the outset the people from NI wanted a hard border or to have the vote on possible Irish unification, but to b...

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by Dogman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 112722

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncHAwux70u8 :lol:


OK, now Britain has a real reason to leave.


Despite this, please don't leave 8-)


I am from Canada, we haven't joined yet.
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Dutchy wrote:
Dogman wrote:
Dutchy wrote:


OK, now Britain has a real reason to leave.


Despite this, please don't leave 8-)


I am from Canada, we haven't joined yet.

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by Dogman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 112722

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncHAwux70u8 :lol:


OK, now Britain has a real reason to leave.
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Dutchy wrote:


OK, now Britain has a real reason to leave.

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by Dogman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 261
Views: 18771

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Ukraine is getting less corrupted, may be not as fast as I would like to, but the progress is noticeable. The most important thing is that the people are not afraid of their government, and the government knows that they do not have a stranglehold on power, like Putin does. So, they cannot abuse th...

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by Dogman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 261
Views: 18771

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Ukraine is getting less corrupted, may be not as fast as I would like to, but the progress is noticeable. The most important thing is that the people are not afraid of their government, and the government knows that they do not have a stranglehold on power, like Putin does. So, they cannot abuse the...

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by Dogman
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 47757

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

It's amazing what he is doing. He is gaslighting the whole country, and her is ~40% successful.

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by Dogman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 93431

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7iUYWMD77w
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Just to lighten the mood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7iUYWMD77w

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by Dogman
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 93431

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Hitler was democratically elected too, in one of the most civilized, well educated societies of the time. He mobilized public anger (Versailles, poverty) , used popular decoys (Weimar, Judes) too. But he was helped into power by several other conservative and reactionary parties whose leaders delud...

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by Dogman
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WI and MI GOP taking a page from NC GOP
Replies: 22
Views: 1239

Re: WI and MI GOP taking a page from NC GOP

It's amazing how week democratic institutions are in a state. In most developed countries you would need a constitutional change to do something like that.

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by Dogman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7635

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

GM's biggest problem was not the unions but the loss of reputations. There was an article by John Phillips from Car and Driver, which unfortunately I couldn't find, that was telling the story of GM's shift from competing on quality to competing on price that kicked into the overdrive under Roger Smi...

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by Dogman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7635

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

Sure. Still, unless he drove a F650 or something similar before, he has to drive a lot to save so much on fuel after switching to a smaller vehicle. I spend ~$150 per month on gas, 3 x $50 for Pontiac Vibe 2.4 L. So, if he is spending ~$100 for his Civic it would mean that he was spending ~$350 per...

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by Dogman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7635

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

We talked in August, gas was more expensive back then. Also, I think you got it wrong. He said that he was paying $250 less when he got the Civic, not that he spends that much money on gas for the Civic. Sure. Still, unless he drove a F650 or something similar before, he has to drive a lot to save ...

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by Dogman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7635

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

There must be mistake. Gas is currently about a buck per liter here, so the saved fuel alone would be enough for 3000+ km in a Civic. That's a lot of driving. That said, if I'd by driving 3000+ km per month, I wouldn't do it in a Civic (or any other compact for that matter). We talked in August, ga...

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by Dogman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7635

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

Writing from Canada here. In the last three years I've seen following changes in car ownership around me: We bought a Nissan Micra for my wife. AFAIK it's not available in the US, but it's a size of Chevy Sonic. My neighbour got a new Honda Accord - his third one, I believe. In the same time period ...

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by Dogman
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian compensation for Crimea - How much?
Replies: 86
Views: 4835

Re: Russian compensation for Crimea - How much?

... Just my opinion from the other side of the pond. Not going to change after the US wasted $2+ Billion. Typically for a Russian or a Russian sympathiser you don't care what Ukraine wanted. I think I made very clear the basis of my opinion. How about this, Ukraine collect money from Russia and pay...

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by Dogman
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian compensation for Crimea - How much?
Replies: 86
Views: 4835

Re: Russian compensation for Crimea - How much?

The EU can't give that promise, so your entire premise is false. The entire world would be better off if the US stopped spending tax money on self-made mistakes that the EU then has to mop up at considerable expense. Without EU's promise, Ukraine wouldn't have picked a fight with Russia, ever. Puti...

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by Dogman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 32823

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

The Russians have a curious mindset. Any territory, that they have ever been in control of, they consider to be rightfully theirs. It doesn't matter that there were other people living there before the land came under Russian control. And if that territory now is a part of a different state it's onl...

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by Dogman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Prophecy - in a theater near you!
Replies: 27
Views: 2012

Re: The Trump Prophecy - in a theater near you!

May be God sent Trump to America as a punishment?

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by Dogman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 32823

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

To Scorpius: And seriously, "animal grin"? If you tried to translate "zverinyj oskal" it should be something like "beastly snarl". That's another expression I've haven't heard since the beginning of the 80's. Were you mothballed around that time and now retrieved from t...

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by Dogman
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 885
Views: 32823

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

In Russia, children will grow up to be strong, independent people with clear moral criteria and understanding of what justice is. In Russia, all normal people are well aware that the stronghold of lies on the planet - a country of the West. Funny, just today I've read this on a Russian forum. Снача...

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by Dogman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?
Replies: 63
Views: 12089

Re: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?

What IS the Rouge business model? How is it positioned with Air Canada so as not to cannibalize Air Canada revenue? In my opinion, two functions .... AC could not charge more than Sunwing ... so compare margins with their 189 seat 737 to AC's 120 seat A319. Enter Rouge. Isn't that the truth. We fle...

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