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by flipdewaf
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1355
Views: 137375

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Wow - of course MAX deliveries from 19-21 were substantially worse and probably will be for sometime. Did you miss the MAX delivery shutdown and airlines not wanting to take new frames due to Covid? Please detail for us why a tight light 2 aisle fuselage that has less skin area and less internal vo...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1355
Views: 137375

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

Pythagoras, CanukinUSA, thank you for your educated views, opinions above. Back to topic, I think many of the NMA specifications, outlooks drift on one major assumption: The 737 MAX will be just fine against A320 / A220 families this decade. There are signs that's not a realistic assumption. Market...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 27689

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

So getting back to the A350F Looking through the ACAP the heaviest weight variant of A351 is 319T. Although I think 326T was rumoured at one point. Let us assume 326T as they will probably need it. The OEW weight of an 77F is basically the same as an 77L. The OEW weight of an A351 is about 152T I b...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 27689

A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

It also does have a completely new gear so it may have been designed for much higher landing weights. The wingbox is new/stronger as well. The full set of newer 777 versions all run up against limits in runway loading. They already are the highest loads in the market. 4 axle bogie, much wider splay...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 27689

A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

If indeed it gets 788 MTOW then I’m not sure your analysis on it will hold. I am not sure anyone's would. A 788 MTOW would be superior to an/the AN-225. Did you mean a different thing? 788klb. Pounds. Like victorians, Americans and Burmese use. 788klb ~357.5t Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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by flipdewaf
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 45
Views: 1181

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Wake with an Earl grey tea, (2tea bags to the pot). Then maybe a Yorkshire tea ( the best) one cup, one bag, mash it bun it and add a drop of milk. After about 7:30 am I have coffee, black, about 80ml servings. At about 1pm I’ve had about 5 of those and then move back on to Yorkshire tea for the rem...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers
Replies: 211
Views: 27689

Re: A350F. Airbus looking to launch: Looking for customers

It isn't. This will kill the 777-8F before the 777-8 even comes to fruition. Im inclined to agree with this. A lighter frame will be much more attractive on this merit alone. Passenger business is very different to freighter business. If it that was the case 747-8F should not be doing as well as it...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power
Replies: 33
Views: 1444

Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power

c933103 wrote:
flipdewaf wrote:
c933103 wrote:
Yet the trend and correlation between expanding government influence and globalization doesn't seems to see any reversal in recent years

Correlation != causation


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Then what's the causation?

Dunno.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power
Replies: 33
Views: 1444

Re: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power

But globalization is much much more than just US interact with developing countries It is now, of course, but you're oversimplifying. I'm talking about post-WW2 link between global US government and US corporate expansion. Yet the trend and correlation between expanding government influence and glo...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 179
Views: 33881

A350-1000 fuel burn

A35K (as with all new/more efficient designs) has largest efficiency improvement at max range window. The 77W is burning more fuel to carry more fuel. This is how the gains multiply at the edge cases. I’m curious as to the improvement at a more normal range. 4500nm / 10 hour sector for similar payl...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power
Replies: 33
Views: 1444

Re: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power

I agree smaller govt is a great idea, start with the military, if you want protecting why should others have to pay for it.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 41
Views: 2287

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

I guess it’s a combination of geography demographics and the required investment in infrastructure. At the farm the nearest other house is 400m away and the exchange on copper is well over 2km. At my home it’s a village of ~200people and the nearest village is 2km away. We have fibre to the village...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Has it ever crossed your mind 'eurotrader85', that maybe the alledged failure of the EU vaccination strategy -which is as has been explained ad nauseam in fact 27 different vaccination strategies combined with a single procurement process- is something largely fabricated by the English speaking pre...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 41
Views: 2287

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

Yes, I am guessing there is a lot of difference between countries with incentives for infrastructure-project for the common good and those who leave it all to capitalism. But I fail to see how it can be social-economical benificial to a society to let rural areas be left even more behind, and stran...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 41
Views: 2287

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

There are some WILD regional variations here. I am pretty shocked Sub-100mbps are still such a thing in some parts of the western world. I guess it’s a combination of geography demographics and the required investment in infrastructure. At the farm the nearest other house is 400m away and the excha...

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by flipdewaf
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 41
Views: 2287

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

At home, just on the southern edge of the North Yorkshire moors (UK) I get 24mb down and about 8mb up, I don’t pay for that one, work does. At the farm, in the middle of the North Yorkshire moors (where I am at the moment) I get 4-8mb down and 1-2 up, it’s quicker on 4G but the signal is sketchy. Al...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Simple Flying- April Fools
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: Simple Flying- April Fools

Simple flying is like an April fools day everyday so it’s difficult to tell if they are being funny or not.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Almost one in five hand sanitizers in the US contain carcinogen, benzene
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: Almost one in five hand sanitizers in the US contain carcinogen, benzene

“The dose makes the poison” oxygen kills over time because of its dosage. I’d wager the time period is that which the sanitisers give more benefit through their virus stopping properties than they give detrimental effects through carcinogens.

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 1355
Views: 137375

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I love the idea of twin aisle instead of single aisle as much as the next person. However, if Boeing came out with a super-efficient NSA twin aisle, what is to keep Airbus from coming out with a new single aisle using the same technologies, and beating Boeing? While we all might like a twin aisle, ...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK is now halfway to ‘net-zero emissions’
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: UK is now halfway to ‘net-zero emissions’

When my wife buys things for her horses she’ll always tell me it was X% off rather than tell me the real figure. For some reason this was my first thought... Whilst it may be easy to pick holes it should be celebrated none the less. I think as we go forward electricity will become more and more carb...

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by flipdewaf
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Should the level of other mitigating measures be used to determine how much vaccine is distributed amongst a given population? I notice that Angular just said the Easter Germany lockdown is now not on (reduced?) whilst a population who mare making more sacrifices (both personal and economic) to aid ...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7227

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

And you need something with a long reach at 30+ tons, not easy.

Maybe they could use a ship based crane?

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Broken down ship in Suez Canal on the move again
Replies: 91
Views: 7227

Re: Ship happens - Suez Canal shut down by broken ship

"Fears that the blockage could tie up shipments of crude oil caused prices to rise by 4% on international markets on Wednesday, Reuters reported." If they can not re-float on the next tide they will have to unload some cargo taking even longer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

They haven't made any agreements and obligations on "initial Europe Doses" they only become "initial Europe Doses" after they are made for Europe, the issue is there hasn't been as many made as the EU commission would like and now they are threatening to take their ball home. If...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

They aren't delivering the required doses in the required time frame. from section 6.2 ...To the extent AstraZeneca’s performance under this Agreement is impeded by any such competing agreements, AstraZeneca shall not be deemed in breach of this Agreement as a result of any such delay due to the af...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Do you know what a competing obligation is? It means any other contractual commitment that prevents from fulfilling the one at hand. If the UK contract gets doses away from EU-designated sites is a competing obligation. Simple as that. So which obligation are they not fulfilling? Where in the contr...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Told you before, but will repeat again: "No conflicting obligations". Up until the moment European deliveries are fulfilled in time, every dose going elsewhere from EU production sites (EU includes UK for the purposes of the contract, mind you) is breaching the agreement. You got extra pr...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

"Conflicting obligations" If you can't read legalese I can't help you, I'm sorry. Or you can’t show where it says that.... It has obligations in the contract toward the initial European doses but not to use the supply chain for the sole purpose of initial Europe doses. Told you before, bu...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Sue AZ: Lawsuits normally take months and years to resolve. But the EU needs vaccines yesterday, not months and years later when the courts will hear a case. And if lawsuits were the answer, the EU Commission would have filed a lawsuit already, but it hasn't. There’s a clause in the contract that s...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

In conflicting obligations. As long as you meet the delivery programme you're free to sell to the world or put them on the morning gin and tonic of the C-suite. Your customer won't care as long as they get the doses in time. If AZ is meeting someone other obligations while shortchanging the EU, the...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Where in the contract does it state that all sites are for sole use of the ‘Initial Europe doses’? Fred In conflicting obligations. As long as you meet the delivery programme you're free to sell to the world or put them on the morning gin and tonic of the C-suite. Your customer won't care as long a...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Where in the contract does it state that all sites are for sole use of the ‘Initial Europe doses’?

Fred


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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Why should they be solely producing for the EU? because those sites have no competing obligation, contractual or otherwise, who else would they make vaccine for aside surplus to 300 million additional doses... It specifically says initial European doses and not production lines. If those doses are ...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Shameful. Throw the book at them. But what good would that do, they they have competing obligations on their EU supply chain regardless of who they are producing for and even if they produced for nobody other than the EU. By virtue of the laws governing UK workplaces and the fact that the contract ...

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by flipdewaf
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

It seems the Halix plant in the NL has deliberately botched its application to be certified by the EMA so that all vaccines produced could be exported under the radar. However the vaccine doses are packaged in Italy. There should be about 30 millions doses hidden in Italy ! On top of 15 millions in...

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by flipdewaf
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Grass landing strips
Replies: 21
Views: 2284

Re: Grass landing strips

I seem to remember with one of my instructors that when we flew in to a particular field (Full sutton) that the best course of action when taking off was to raise the nose gear off slightly ASAP on takeoff as the drag on the grass on the nose wheel was more than the additional drag from a few degree...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Those are the actual obligations as set up in the contract, which after all is a run of the mill purchase agreement. The EU has complied, what about AZ? Yep, they’ve done their best reasonable efforts based on how much effort the customer has done and including reference of how much effort a custom...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

And which are EU obligations under the contract? 1.- Pay up (in advance). 2.- Approve the vaccine. Both done and dusted. It does not say that in the best reasonable efforts definition. I’d suggest not spreading false rumour and disinformation as to the effectiveness of a vaccine as a way to help en...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

When reality hit them they choose to honour one part in full and apply the whole shortage to the other. That breaks their "best efforts" defence. Who's best efforts defence? As far as I'm aware the contract mentions nothing of best efforts, only "best reasonable efforts" which h...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 1676

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

The question really needs to be asked, why are we starting gender reassignment on children, how come someone who isn't old enough to vote, drink, drive, join the military is considered mature enough to make a life changing decision like this? At age 15 I could legally drink, and legally drive and r...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

When reality hit them they choose to honour one part in full and apply the whole shortage to the other. That breaks their "best efforts" defence. Who's best efforts defence? As far as I'm aware the contract mentions nothing of best efforts, only "best reasonable efforts" which h...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Obviously not, since all suppliers ran into problems, yet the criticism is exclusively on the one making false claims.... Best regards Thomas Regardless, it is under obligations for things that are in the supply chain, wheel nuts on the trucks that deliver the spares for the factory are an integral...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Did the EU assume that because they had signed the contract that the trucks that delivered the tools to maintain the factory have free rein to the wheel nuts without just in case that they required because of no competing obligations on the supply chain? Just curious. Obviously not, since all suppl...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Did the EU assume that because they had signed the contract that the trucks that delivered the tools to maintain the factory have free rein to the wheel nuts without just in case that they required because of no competing obligations on the supply chain? Just curious. Fred Sent from my iPhone using ...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 1676

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

You mean, his speech? Not the manner with which he spoke, but what he said? Now do you see the issue? It’s not just his opinion - your citation literally says he went to court to stop treatment already initiated. What’s the mother’s position? The advice of the doctor handling the case? Did the fath...

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by flipdewaf
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

"Best Reasonable Efforts" is getting clearer and clearer by the day....

Fred

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1246
Views: 56770

Re: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread

Cost-time-quality. In any project you can prioritise up to two and suck up the other(s). You cannot contract that choice away and have all 3, you cannot shout to get them all. You can get them all but you cannot constrain all. In a normal project you have about 80% success from procedural project ma...

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by flipdewaf
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 114
Views: 7565

49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

Wonderful take, it seems only GOP men have this issue? lets take a look around and see: Black Americans’ Distrust of the COVID-19 Vaccine A nationwide Kaiser Family Foundation survey1 found that in December of 2020, 35% of Black Americans stated they definitely or probably would not get the vaccine...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians
Replies: 61
Views: 5084

Re: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians

The USA has a bad history with persons from Asia. The deadly attacks in the Atlanta area with others elsewhere in the USA are getting national attention. Some suggest the growing numbers of attacks over Asians is over the apparent source of Covid-19, made worse by a generally negative opinion of th...

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by flipdewaf
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians
Replies: 61
Views: 5084

Re: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians

What is “American society” if not just a collective of things done by “Americans”. If some Americans choose to do something or behaves in a different way than others then what makes one more integral with “American society” than another? Feels like the trope of being ‘unpatriotic’ to disagree with f...

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