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by Mortyman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2694

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

Please delete. Posted in wrong forum

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by Mortyman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2694

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

Olddog wrote:
At this rate, all embassies n the world from all nations should be closed.....



What the ... What do you base this on ? That all embassies from all nations should be closed ?

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by Mortyman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Prices in the United States
Replies: 30
Views: 1328

Re: Gas Prices in the United States

https://dk.globalpetrolprices.com/Norwa ... ne_prices/
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Fuel price in Norway was in july on average 16 Norwegian Kroner pr. liter Around 1,7 USD pr. Liter or 6,5 USD pr. Gallon ....

https://dk.globalpetrolprices.com/Norwa ... ne_prices/

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by Mortyman
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Re: China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran

cpd wrote:
This is a disaster. We should have tried to resolve the differences with Iran once and for all and that wouldn’t have given China this opportunity.



My point exactly

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by Mortyman
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran
Replies: 18
Views: 847

China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx8dKYXCIqw


Yes, as Europe fails to support Iran and the USA keeps on bullying, we have now played Iran straight into the hands of China ... Not good
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China Forms Strategic Alliance w/ Iran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx8dKYXCIqw


Yes, as Europe fails to support Iran and the USA keeps on bullying, we have now played Iran straight into the hands of China ... Not good

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by Mortyman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A321XLR MRTT
Replies: 27
Views: 2082

Re: A321XLR MRTT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A3 ... port_Fleet
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For smaller nations in Europe there is the Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet​ With Airbus 330 MRTT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A3 ... port_Fleet

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by Mortyman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian arrested for giving military secrets to NATO countries
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Russian arrested for giving military secrets to NATO countries

Norwegian newspaper reporting that: Russian arrested for giving military secrets to NATO countries The adviser to Russia's former NATO ambassador, now the head of the space program, has been arrested, accused of working for the intelligence service of a NATO country https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenrik...

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by Mortyman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations
Replies: 26
Views: 1575

Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations

Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations Watergate veteran Carl Bernstein has taken a deep dive into the graded talks US President Donald Trump has had with other heads of state. The picture he draws is appalling. In a long article on CNN's website, Bernstein goes through hundreds of phone calls T...

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by Mortyman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23713

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

Norwegian CEO Jacob Schram told the news site E24 in January that the company considered dropping Boeing in favor of Airbus if they did not find a solution to all the problems.

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by Mortyman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Re: Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

LabQuest wrote:
Ah, the advantages of not being a member of the ICC.



The ICC and Interpol are two different things

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by Mortyman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help The US killed General Soleimani and others in a January drone attack near Baghdad International Airport. Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes c...

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by Mortyman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin

Protesters has dumped the statue of Hans Christian Heg into Lake Monona, Wisconsin ... He was a Norwegian immigrant who fought and died for the North in Chickamauga in 1863 to end slavery in USA . Heg was a journalist and activist who was outspoken against slavery, spearheaded prison reforms, and di...

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by Mortyman
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4808

Re: Sweden and Denmark want Norway to re-enter SAS

Could we maybe see SAS and Norwegian merge while DY remains the brand to serve Norway and maybe some holiday destinations? They tried this in the past with SAS/Bråthens and it wasnt good for the consumers. SAS is never profitable but harms the competition. SAS should leave Norway alone. Wideröe doe...

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by Mortyman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4808

Re: Sweden and Denmark want Norway to re-enter SAS

I don't get how this is of any interest to Norway. They left for what was in their minds a good reason, and that reason hasn't changed because of COVID-19. And what was that reason? My understanding is that it was done in order to be able to negotiate bilaterals and overflight rights independantly ...

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by Mortyman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS recapitalization - Sweden + Denmark state funds
Replies: 60
Views: 4808

Sweden and Denmark want Norway to re-enter SAS

Sweden and Denmark want Norway to re-enter SAS Sweden and Denmark have contacted thw Norway in the hope it will provide a billion in fresh capital to SAS. The parliament has apparently been informed, and the opposition is apparently positive, writes TDN Direkt. Sverre Myrli, who sits on the transpor...

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by Mortyman
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel
Replies: 28
Views: 1440

Re: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel

I think the relationship simply has run its course. Something like NATO depends on trust and common values, this foundation is gone. Well, Europeans can't really trust the US to be on the right side of things. Fighting wars just so that a certain clientel in Washington get their paycheck and see yo...

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by Mortyman
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel
Replies: 28
Views: 1440

Re: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel

No wonder, Trump wants out of Europe and, then, Europe complains about the US redeploy8 g troops. Make up your damned minds and defend yourselves. This! The US needs to get out of NATO now, it is a bad deal for the USA. If leaving Europe, consider this: * You will not be allowed to sail or operate ...

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by Mortyman
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2961

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Some Norwegian ones:

A-ha - Take on Me

Alan Walker: Faded

Kygo: Firestone

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by Mortyman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel
Replies: 28
Views: 1440

Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel

Trump to authorize sanctions against ICC members probing possible Afghan war crimes by US personnel President Donald Trump has authorized economic sanctions against members of the International Criminal Court who are investigating possible war crimes by American personnel during the war in Afghanist...

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by Mortyman
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A piece of aviation history on it's way home to Norway DC-6B
Replies: 9
Views: 2934

A piece of aviation history on it's way home to Norway DC-6B

A piece of aviation history on it's way home to Norway A DC-6B that flew for Braathens SAFE in the years 1962 to 1971 is about to Return to Norway . Since the operation With Braathens S.A.F.E between 1962 and 1971, the aircraft has been used as a freight machine in Alaska. After some technical probl...

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by Mortyman
Fri May 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34230

Re: Another day another police killing

CNN journalist Omar Jimenez has been taken into police custody during a live broadcast at the site of the protests in Minneapolis, after clearly identifying himself to officers. Jimenez's crew, including a producer and a camera operator, were also placed in handcuffs. The CNN camera was also taken i...

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by Mortyman
Fri May 29, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34230

Re: Another day another police killing

I have often heard that cops in the US has very short and limited education in policing compared to most other western countries. That and the combination of the clear racism is a very bad coctail.

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by Mortyman
Fri May 29, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4792

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

flyguy89 wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Israel is annexing land left and right, denying rights to the people living there, but the US is fine with that, I don't see how the US can have any moral ground to protest against this.

Israel is not China. Good lord :roll:



Please explain

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by Mortyman
Fri May 29, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accident report: Norwegian B738 near Alicante on Oct 18th 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Re: Accident report: Norwegian B738 near Alicante on Oct 18th 2017

Couldn’t agree more with the top comment on the linked avherald report. Well done CIAIAC, it only took you guys three years! And for probably the first time a report in English! I am baffled! And again, the skills of the Spanish controllers continue to amaze the world... Yeah this took a long time....

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by Mortyman
Thu May 28, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accident report: Norwegian B738 near Alicante on Oct 18th 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Accident report: Norwegian B738 near Alicante on Oct 18th 2017

Accident report ready on Norwegian B738 near Alicante on Oct 18th 2017 On May 26th 2020 Spain's CIAIAC released their final report concluding the probable cause of the accident was: The investigation has determined that flight attendants 2 and 3 fell as a result of the failure of controllers in two ...

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by Mortyman
Wed May 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA is allowed to give hand sanitizer
Replies: 39
Views: 6134

Re: AA is not (yet) allowed to give hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer should be 70-85 % in order for it to have any effect

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by Mortyman
Wed May 27, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53103

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

Lets face it, I don't think that anyone really know where the world will be in September... There is a difference between selling tickets on flights of where your intend is to fly them, and selling tickets on flights of where you have no intend of flying it. The latter is an illegal act under many ...

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by Mortyman
Wed May 27, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53103

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

Lets face it, I don't think that anyone really know where the world will be in September... Correct. I agree that applies for the majority of airlines around the world now. However, Norwegian situation was critical way before covid. They presented a plan for what they called "New Norwegian&quo...

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by Mortyman
Wed May 27, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53103

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

They fly those 7 aircraft on domestic routes in Norway. All those hundreds of international, transatlantic, domestic in Spain etc routes they sell - at the moment from September - they don't intend fly them this year, thats acording to their rescue plan. All the staff in Spain, UK etc fired. They s...

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by Mortyman
Tue May 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 53103

Re: Updated :Norwegian Bankruptcy

Are you interested in this bridge I have to sell? I was sarcastic. But all those wannabe retail investors in Norway are buying this bridge in droves. Norwegians still remember when SAS had monopoly in Norway … That said, SAS seems to continue to struggle too and need more than likely to ask for mor...

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by Mortyman
Mon May 25, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 298
Views: 60263

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

I am surprised that LATAM does not have stronger legs to stand on and surprised that the governments does not seem to be willing to help out. LATAM is the biggest South American airline. If that one is not capable of surviving, who is in South America ?

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by Mortyman
Fri May 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154303

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Sad News


If they had so little fuel, I Wonder why they didn't try to land without the front gear deployed... It has been done before ...

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by Mortyman
Wed May 20, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146912

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

Norwegian has fulfilled loan terms. Norwegian has fulfilled the conditions for crisis loans from the state. "Norwegian has completed the refinancing and secured government loan guarantees of NOK 3 billion," the company writes in a press release. - Norwegian has done an impressive job of ge...

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by Mortyman
Mon May 18, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height
Replies: 39
Views: 2205

Re: China Bans Construction of Skyscrapers Over Certain Height

We have such restrictions in Norway too.

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by Mortyman
Mon May 18, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of Star(*) Alliance?
Replies: 18
Views: 3025

Re: Future of Star(*) Alliance?

It's not the first time that various airlines has left an alliance in a short period of time, so it's way to soon to tell. I think Star Alliance will work things out. You loose some, you gain some.

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by Mortyman
Fri May 15, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23887

Re: We need to reopen now!

We are all trying to stay healthy and to keep control over the virus to enjoy those freedoms that you say you miss. Problem is, you won't have those freedoms if your dead ... continental004

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by Mortyman
Tue May 12, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped
Replies: 35
Views: 9777

Re: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped

Norway Airforce has finally sold 5 old C-130H Hercules to Coulson Aviation. They have been at AMARG in Arizona for almost 12 years. Coulson Aviation will convert and use them as fire extinguisher Aircraft. https://www.tu.no/artikler/snart-i-lufta-etter-tolv-ar-pa-bakken-slik-ser-det-ut-nar-gamle-nor...

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by Mortyman
Sat May 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt
Replies: 89
Views: 2860

U.S. Mercenaries Captured in Venezuela After Failed Coup Attempt

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/5/6/v ... nker_salas


Another day of stupidity ...
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Trump Linked To U.S. Mercenaries Who Planned Coup In Venezuela

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/5/6/v ... nker_salas


Another day of stupidity ...

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by Mortyman
Wed May 06, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3614

Re: Should November election be canceled?

So how did you cope in the 1944 election? Millions of voters serving aboard or just away from their own states? Maybe I answered my own question, look who won. In the UK, the election that had to be held by 1940 was obviously put off, country fighting for it's life and all that. A coalition ruled t...

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by Mortyman
Wed May 06, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3614

Re: Should November election be canceled?

Is there the possibility of online voting in the US ?

I am afraid Biden has no chance.

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by Mortyman
Wed May 06, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 2182

Re: Jacinda Ardern, economy destroyer

People are not prepared to travel in large numbers I think, before a vaccine comes. Also, some of the Things that has been presented as solutions for the industry is very damaging I think: Less seats / blocking off seats in Aircraft. This is already done, but Airlines are not making Money. I don't t...

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by Mortyman
Tue May 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars
Replies: 46
Views: 2315

Re: Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars

Who the hell do we owe this to? Martians? ... US tax payers, but also various countries, the major countries being: MAJOR FOREIGN HOLDERS OF TREASURY SECURITIES (in billions of dollars) HOLDINGS 1/ AT END OF PERIOD Feb Country 2020 ------ Japan 1268.3 China, Mainland 1092.3 United Kingdom 403.2 Bra...

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by Mortyman
Tue May 05, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there a pasta shortage where you live?
Replies: 50
Views: 2249

Re: Is there a pasta shortage where you live?

Was some hording in the beginning here where I live in Norway, but not more than they were able to re stock the next day. Now, there is not really a problem with anyhting. Handsanitizer was a problem in the beginning, because people were hording, and it took a while before that was back, but good su...

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by Mortyman
Tue May 05, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars
Replies: 46
Views: 2315

Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars

Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars The US has said it wants to borrow a record $3tn (£2.4tn) in the second quarter, as coronavirus-related rescue packages blow up the budget. The sum is more than five times the previous quarterly record, set at the height of the 2008 financial c...

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by Mortyman
Mon May 04, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146912

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

I have heard that they only plan to fly 7 aircraft in 2020 … Sounds a bit over the top cautious

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by Mortyman
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP
Replies: 94
Views: 4903

Re: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP

No, this a Pandora's box that should not be opened.

As others have already said, the world will sue the living daylights out of the US. Furthermore, China and the rest of the world can simply just stop Investments in the US and demand you pay your debt.

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by Mortyman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump asks the Nobel Committee to revoke awards to journalists
Replies: 32
Views: 2009

Donald Trump asks the Nobel Committee to revoke awards to journalists

US President Donald Trump again attacks journalists, asking the Nobel Committee to demand back prices. Early afternoon American time, Trump launched a tirade on Twitter against the press. In several reports, he is demanding that the Nobel Committee revoke awards given to journalists who have worked ...

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