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by Sokes
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 392
Views: 67450

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

If Air Asia has an obligation to buy 66 A330-900 from Airbus, does Airbus in turn have similar obligations to suppliers?

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VV wrote:
Now someone who es about the paint job.

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 021-05-31/

Can customers apply the same standard?

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by Sokes
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose
Replies: 27
Views: 4816

Re: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose

Are you interested in collective events like soccer games? I'm not and I hated my 10 months conscription. People gave their gun female names. I just shook my head. I generally don't accept authority easy. Already as a child I hated it when people told me what I have to do. I was always a bit defiant...

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by Sokes
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 7237

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

...Under no circumstances does US Customs and Border Patrol want to have a foreign bat --alive or dead-- arrive on our shores from halfway around the world. Apparently authorities share your concern. They could have opened the door and chased it out. Instead the plane got I assume disinfected. I as...

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by Sokes
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 7237

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
I guess you've never simply caught a bat with a blanket? It's surprisingly simple. I've done it a few times.

Mind to share how you do it and why you did it?
I would assume they are hanging down.

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by Sokes
Mon May 31, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 27168

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

He. Admitted. Guilt. But continue your victim blaming and claiming political correctness. I never blamed the victim. If it was a consensual prank there is, beside distraction in the cockpit, nobody to blame. Should she however try to get compensation I may change my mind. If it was not consensual I...

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by Sokes
Sun May 30, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 655
Views: 83166

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

It's more about macro-economics rather than micro-economics. Crushing one element of the system would cause strain on others. For a supply side economist that may be true. But for a demand side economist? believe if people want to fly, somebody will offer flights. If lessors go bankrupt, so be it. ...

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by Sokes
Sun May 30, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 32533

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

That bomb hoax reminds me of the rape accusations against Assange.
Unbelievable what tricks governments use to catch critics.

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by Sokes
Sun May 30, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 27168

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

How can a crew work on as a team in a situation like that? It's unsafe and unprofessional. The captain's judgement is needed at any moment. That position, which is also Aaron's, I understand. I only argued about the harassment part. Maybe the airline needs to fix "no wanking!" boards in t...

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by Sokes
Sun May 30, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 27168

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

Classic example of victim shaming. If she made dirty jokes it’s okay for the man to expose himself. I say it may have been sexual harassment or a prank. Without knowing anything about the woman and the preceding conversation I can't judge. Is the flight recorder available? You say you don't need to...

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by Sokes
Sun May 30, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken
Replies: 655
Views: 83166

Re: The case for more aircraft production cuts/playing chicken

I think Airbus has been remarkably effective at holding airlines to the letter of the law and getting them to accept delivery on aircraft they'd much rather defer, which presumably is what helps give them the confidence to boost production to such high levels. Maybe a few deliveries will be refused...

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by Sokes
Sun May 30, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 27168

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

""It started as a consensual prank between me and the other pilot. I never imagined it would turn into this in a thousand years." The pilot fully admits to the act. Why does nobody believe him? I have a friend who hates women after making three bad experiences in a row. The first was ...

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by Sokes
Sun May 30, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 27168

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

Revelation wrote:
Kids, don't try this at home

Kids don't listen.

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by Sokes
Fri May 28, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 35561

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

The A350 wingtips are bend upwards. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a2/Airbus_A350-900_Maiden_Flight_%28Low_pass%29_1_crop.jpg/350px-Airbus_A350-900_Maiden_Flight_%28Low_pass%29_1_crop.jpg https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A350 The A220 wing are bend stronger, but not right...

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by Sokes
Fri May 28, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25936

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Before I watch that long video:
Aaron, can you recommend it?

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by Sokes
Fri May 28, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 42202

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

The only "hard" reason for EK to cancel I can imagine would be if the 777X does not reach the promised range. Like Dubai-Los Angeles nonstop at certain weights or whatever they might need and have written into their contract signed by Boeing. They will need big airplanes in the future oth...

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by Sokes
Fri May 28, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are city housing prices rising?
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: Why are city housing prices rising?

... Nobody has really talked about it, but interest rates and their effect on home appreciation is yet another way in which millennial are getting screwed by boomers. ... That's an interesting point. I join from a German perspective. Since the US population pyramid is very different it isn't applic...

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by Sokes
Thu May 27, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 42202

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Boeing is in clear breech for non delivery. Sure, they can 'reset' this through compensation but Emirates has to be willing to accept the cash and roll over dates otherwise Boeing will remain in breach and the contract can be voided, maybe they want more money maybe they want out of the contract, t...

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by Sokes
Thu May 27, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?
Replies: 36
Views: 6508

Re: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?

Two years back there were still lots of B747-400ER in the fleets. Now we discuss what to do with B777-300ER. Credo of monetarism: cheap money makes stupid investments. Sounds like too many widebodies were ordered. How many widebodies were ordered since Covid 19 started? Airlines are lucky that Boein...

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by Sokes
Thu May 27, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract
Replies: 298
Views: 42202

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates will refuse B777X delivery if not per contract

Isn't the B777-300ER running into tyre speed limits when it's very hot?
Emirates isn't going to cancel their -9X.

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by Sokes
Thu May 27, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Re: Social spending

I am talking about starting. Going to school in the United States cost big bucks. Especially if one wants to be a dentist or doctor or lawyer or engineer. Some people in the United States do not have that kind of money, so they end up in low paying jobs and getting on government assistance programs...

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by Sokes
Thu May 27, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 18980

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

Does SWA have a No Fly list? If yes, how about a lifetime ban? Just inches away from the mouth are your eyes.... thankfully they were damaged I don't understand the popularity of flight bans in this forum. Airlines aren't law enforcement agencies. Carriers aren't offering due process rights. The in...

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by Sokes
Wed May 26, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Re: Social spending

So let's consider that a dentist in India earns more than a cashier in India. But, also know that EVERYONE in India can attend dental school thanks to (wait for it) THE GOVERNMENT. But, yeah, totally apples to apples. I don't understand what you mean. The Indian dentist needn't be able to afford a ...

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by Sokes
Wed May 26, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Re: Social spending

But, we have been told for decades that the very wealthy need all the money so they will give that back to us at the bottom. We are still waiting... I also believe the last 20 years it was trickling down to the lower 6 billion. The one billion people on top (industrial countries labour class) rathe...

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by Sokes
Tue May 25, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Re: Social spending

In most cases social spending is not even 10% of corporate incentives... Since Clinton repealed Glass Steagall and even more so since interest is very low, the rich gamble. They know the government bails them out. However as long as capitalism has functioning regulations, social spendings are high,...

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by Sokes
Tue May 25, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Re: Social spending

In most cases social spending is not even 10% of corporate incentives, which never "trickle down". I would be careful about " trickle down economics doesn't work. ". German capitalists make huge profits. If they spend it on large private jets or villas, in short consumption, the...

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by Sokes
Tue May 25, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 35561

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

mjoelnir wrote:
The A321+ and A322 will get a longer wing, move up to D, so what, there are plenty of D gates.

In the US yes. But what about China and all the new airports in emerging economies? I believe Europe doesn't have many D gates.
Anyway a 40 m folded wing will do, so will around 100 t MTOW.

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by Sokes
Tue May 25, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Re: Social spending

Social spending in booming economy is somewhat bad. Austerity measures during downturn are real bad. This is where conservatives fail, they insist on social spending cuts at the wrong time. And social spending numbers are exaggerated. GFC2008 banks got $3T in TARP and 5xQEs. How many houses are sav...

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by Sokes
Tue May 25, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Re: Social spending

What does Johnson's escalation in Vietnam have to do with his "Great Society" project? Being tough on communism gave him conservative credentials. A bit like with "only Nixon could go to China. Anyway a bit surprising that somebody who escalated a war made major civil rights reforms....

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by Sokes
Tue May 25, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 35561

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

A 2,8 m stretch would bring the A321 to B757-200 length.. With a 2.8m stretch the cabin would be 1.15m longer than the 752s, so a 1.65m stretch would do for the same cabin length. best regards Thomas I was just picking an example. I don't believe in stretching aircrafts too much. One could argue th...

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by Sokes
Tue May 25, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 35561

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

Would this be a thick wing for slow speed again? I guess if Airbus intends to stretch the fuselage further all fuel in the wing would be good. A 2,8 m fuselage stretch would bring the A321 to B757-200 length. Are we sure this is meant as a MOM? I believe a wing optimised for A321 transcontinental wo...

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VV wrote:
Just Googled her and found an interview on Youtube.
It sounds like the wing for any future Airbus will remain in the UK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnVk9vHQd1I

I didn't know Angie has a sister in the UK.

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by Sokes
Tue May 25, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25936

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Moderate parties don't have a chance because they don't hype up the dangers of neighbors and they don't vibrate the right emotional strings with immigrants from Russia, who have fueled much of the Israeli right's growth since the 1990s. Young people naturally mostly just want the economy to grow an...

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by Sokes
Tue May 25, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25936

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

In Israel I saw plenty of peace rallies. I didn't see much out of Gaza in terms of turning out to put down Hamas. And that's why the world still takes Israel's side. I myself met Palestinian Israelis. They studied in Germany. Haven't met any other Arab students in Germany. They told me half of Pale...

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by Sokes
Tue May 25, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25936

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

I k now you have broken this down to a simplistic point, so to follow suit, the religious folks were quite content to throw stones, march and play the "civilized" court game, they were doing so for a couple weeks until to show support and solidarity, another party decided to get involve a...

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by Sokes
Sun May 23, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25936

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

Well if hamas would accept that Israel is here to stay sop attacks and build trust then Israel could likely tone down it’s security policies. If Israel toned down first hamas would jump on the sign of weakness and keep attacking civilians. Certain parties in the ME see certain actions by the other ...

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by Sokes
Sun May 23, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social spending
Replies: 25
Views: 2378

Social spending

I was thinking of Biden. In the Great Recession Roosevelt increased social spending. Did these increases remain or did somebody cut them again? Vietnam Johnson then had his "Great Society" project. So beside spending for Vietnam, he also spent a lot on education and social affairs. Could J...

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by Sokes
Sun May 23, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 80
Views: 15518

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

To put it in historical context: The book "Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds" from 1841 gives examples of bubble investments and superstitions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_Popular_Delusions_and_the_Madness_of_Crowds It's a bit lengthy to read and I s...

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by Sokes
Sun May 23, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 80
Views: 15518

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

WayexTDI wrote:
Sokes wrote:
Good news:
While fuel consumption goes down 70%, CO2 emissions even go down 80%.

How can that be? CO2 emissions are a direct link to the quantity of fuel burned; so, if the fuel consumption goes down by 70%, the CO2 rejected goes down by 70%,

That's the joke. I believe that full plane is a joke.

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by Sokes
Sat May 22, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 80
Views: 15518

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

https://youtu.be/5_m0IgEshYc

Good news:
While fuel consumption goes down 70%, CO2 emissions even go down 80%.
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And a video for our simple flying fanboys here:
https://youtu.be/5_m0IgEshYc

Good news:
While fuel consumption goes down 70%, CO2 emissions even go down 80%.

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by Sokes
Sat May 22, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25936

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

@Aaron: You are a nice guy. I feel touched how you as a Jew show empathy to the Palestinians. And I believe you are representative for probably the majority of Jews. But you are wasting your energy on a fight you can't win. As a German I tried to figure for more than half my life what explains the H...

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by Sokes
Sat May 22, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25936

Re: Rocket attacks in Israel

This conflict was started by Hamas launching missiles indiscriminately. There is a very dark shade of Grey there, that is very black. Israel was in their rights to retaliate . I learnt "eye for an eye" is meant to limit escalation. So if somebody pokes out my eye I may either demand compe...

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by Sokes
Sat May 22, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4429

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

The German Wikipedia article about pedophilia is better than the English one. So I can't quote. It seems sexual abuse of children is mostly done by people who aren't pedophiles. Instead they can get aroused by children as well as by adults. People without consciousness who don't miss a chance. Estim...

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by Sokes
Fri May 21, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4429

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

[ Maybe most pedophiles have themselves under control in adulthood, but not adolescence. After all these are rare cases. The man of our topic was such a case. Sorry, that's not how it works. Once a pedophile, always a pedophile. Teenagers having sex with a younger teenager is way different than an ...

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by Sokes
Tue May 11, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25936

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Aesma wrote:
Israel, the country for the Jews, that Jews don't really support anymore. Quite the feat you have to admit. My brother has married a Jewish woman, Israel is a subject best avoided...

She is in support, critical or indifferent?

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by Sokes
Tue May 11, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25936

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Orthodox dogma encourages large families. The official rabbinate and religious courts will never allow your proposal. I know you are right. What about liberal Jews and small Palestinian families get Northern Israel, orthodox Jews, large Palestinian families and Hamas can fight it out for the South ...

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by Sokes
Tue May 11, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4429

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

I'm only talking about a "consensual" relationship, which is the tricky part. If the 11yo describes a rape (there was violence, threats, a weapon, etc.) then it's a rape. To come back to topic: Maybe most pedophiles have themselves under control in adulthood, but not adolescence. After al...

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by Sokes
Tue May 11, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rocket attacks in Israel
Replies: 434
Views: 25936

Re: Another Powderkeg in Israel

Easy solution:
Sterilize all orthodox Jews and Palestinians after the first child. After 40 years one can relax it to two children.

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by Sokes
Tue May 11, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of A220
Replies: 139
Views: 19711

Re: Airbus puts supply chain executive at helm of loss-making A220

Slightly profitable isn't enough. If an A220 makes 1million $ profit/ plane and an A319Neo 5 million $/ plane, why push the A220 even if 50% of sales go to Boeing?

If oil prices increase again, its time will come.

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by Sokes
Mon May 10, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn
Replies: 51
Views: 4429

Re: Josh Duggar Charged with Possession of Child Porn

The basic criterion is for the minor to be under 15 and the other 5 years older and an adult. So I guess a 17yo with a 11yo is still in the previous grey area. Are you sure it's not "five years older or an adult"? That a seventeen year old can have sex with an eleven year old is hard to i...

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