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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5401

KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination

KLM has been criticized about gender-based discrimination KLM was criticized by the Human Rights College because the airline has made a distinction based on gender, according to a statement by the College on Friday. SP MP Ronald van Raak had brought the matter to the college after a Jewish Orthodox...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25357

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Reading the comments of both sides, I think this is a case of Iranian pilots overreacting to a situation which they did not. expect. I do not think the USAF pilots deliberately wanted to bring the Iranian jet in trouble. Syrian airspace is a contested area and everyone should keep its cool in that s...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch Navy NH90 crashes near Aruba
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Re: Dutch Navy NH90 crashes near Aruba

RIP. Killed for doing their jobs. The 34-y/o pilot Christine Martensand the 33-y/o coördinator / navigator Erwin Warnies were killed and the sensor operator and a diver were slightly wounded.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

According to Barnier : Brexit trade deal is 'unlikely' by end of the year and of course: UK’s David Frost also warns of the prospect of no-deal but insists agreement can still be reached and the analyses of the UK side remains: “Over the past few weeks the UK has not shown the same level of engagem...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2700

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

Child like behavior from the White House. Want to distract the population: start a war or deport diplomats for spying. Well, actually we must be grateful for the Trump administration for not starting a war with Iran. What distraction? I highly doubt most Americans even pay too much attention to thi...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2700

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

Child like behavior from the White House. Want to distract the population: start a war or deport diplomats for spying. Well, actually we must be grateful for the Trump administration for not starting a war with Iran.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

According to Barnier : Brexit trade deal is 'unlikely' by end of the year and of course: UK’s David Frost also warns of the prospect of no-deal but insists agreement can still be reached and the analyses of the UK side remains: “Over the past few weeks the UK has not shown the same level of engageme...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

frmrCapCadet wrote:
The United States has deliberately neutered the WTO which no longer has the ability to settle disputes. Any member can do anything which seems right in their own eyes.


Trading on WTO terms was never a good idea anyway and now it even worse.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

AstroNav wrote:
The American system doesn't support familial concerns.


A fair justice system should not be arbitrary. The crimes should be punished in the same way, not because the victim's family says no or yes to an execution.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Internal questions in the EU can be negotiated until the last second. International matters can't as the ratification process takes months True, just another extension can be granted if the UK asks for it though. But then Johnson hasn't kept another promise regarding Brexit. But this time extension...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

A no deal seems tobe very real as most UK papers run story about UK about to walk away... This is hardly surprising, since it's what the hard-core Brexiteers have been having wet dreams about since day one. Perhaps some nuances: it is the variant of Brexit what the financial backers of the Brexitee...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

It doesn't matter if Tarrant is of sound mind or not, there is no point in keeping some who killed 51 people alive, there is no doubt he did it. This wasn't murder this was an act of domestic terrorism. That is your opinion, not a fact. So it is fine that you are ok with killing someone by the stat...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Olddog wrote:
Internal questions in the EU can be negotiated until the last second. International matters can't as the ratification process takes months


True, just another extension can be granted if the UK asks for it though. But then Johnson hasn't kept another promise regarding Brexit.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

You forgot the NI Protocol..... https://www.indy100.com/article/brexit-party-mep-ben-habib-withdrawl-agreement-boris-johnson-northern-ireland-9631596 Indeed, not even the promise of 100% control can be met. It is an illusion in itself anyway. No country on our earth is 100% independent of other cou...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Prices in the United States
Replies: 30
Views: 1335

Re: Gas Prices in the United States

Just paid 1,49Euor/litter.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

So another argument proved to be nonsense: EU needs the UK to fund itself.

Question: has there ever been an argument used by the Brexiteers in their campaign which was actually 100% true.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Of course there is absolute proof, there's plenty of examples of people who were caught in the act of murder where there isn't any wriggle room at all. Branton Tarrent live streamed his 51 murders to Facebook, if that isn't absolute proof then I have no understanding of what you think absolute proo...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Aeroflot have the B77W and A330 with sanctions?
Replies: 23
Views: 7897

Re: How does Aeroflot have the B77W and A330 with sanctions?

Russia isn’t a sanctioned country. Yes, it is and rightfully so. Not in the sense of the OPs first comment which was to ask why Russia isn’t like North Korea or Iran. There is no formal sanction against trade with Russian companies - not the same story for N Korea or Iran. That's true. No sanctions...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

I see the Dutch PM is becoming the modern day David Cameron. Likes the idea of the EU in its current form, but keeps Merkel and Macrons power trip from getting out of control. Good on him. He got a good deal for the Netherlands, that's for sure. In the end, it is good for the EU to have this deal d...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Now I know there have been abuses of the death penalty and it has been applied "unevenly" (racial bias is obvious) and handed down too often where there is not absolute proof of guilt (and I mean absolute, not "beyond a reasonable doubt"). With all due respect, Tugg, then in all...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Aeroflot have the B77W and A330 with sanctions?
Replies: 23
Views: 7897

Re: How does Aeroflot have the B77W and A330 with sanctions?

runway23 wrote:
Russia isn’t a sanctioned country.


Yes, it is and rightfully so.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1191

Re: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

Do you have any evidence to back that up.... or is this just more Russian propaganda? As I understand it, it is all in the preliminary stage, only tested on about 20 persons, normally hundreds or thousands. So no indication that the Ruski's are ahead. But great, if it works I will celebrate it and ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1191

Re: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti that Russia does not have any information about who could hack pharmaceutical companies and research centers in the UK. “We can say one thing – Russia has nothing to do with these attempts,” he said. Link to the propaganda site RT So the Kremlin d...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?
Replies: 21
Views: 1533

Re: Do Military Aircraft make refueling stops while enroute or are they just refueled while flying?

How long can a fight jockey fly, normal circumstances? Must be time-limited..... Flew an F-4 for 12 hours from George AFB, CA to Wildenrath AB, Germany non stop. And that's not close to the record which have been up to 15 hours I believe on long deployments. Must be quite an uncomfortable ride! 12 ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 51063

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

What a joke your comment. Sorry, stopped reading after that. Why read your comment when you clearly don't take my comment seriously. You are entitled to your own opinions, and I am to mine. Let's leave it at that. “As a tax payer I say let KLM go broke.” And then he wonders why I dont take him seri...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 51063

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Amsterdam wrote:
What a joke your comment.


Sorry, stopped reading after that. Why read your comment when you clearly don't take my comment seriously.

You are entitled to your own opinions, and I am to mine. Let's leave it at that.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

It actually costs us less to keep them alive than kill them. Plus they get out of their punishment easily. That shows the silliness of the US criminal system. What drives up the costs is all the legal challenges and endless appeals. Tighten up the appeals process down to just 1 and have the executi...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

It actually costs us less to keep them alive than kill them. Plus they get out of their punishment easily. That shows the silliness of the US criminal system. :checkmark: :checkmark: I was all for the death penalty until hearing about that. Now, I'm 100% against it for that reason and of course for...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

I share the sentiment as Tugger where it should only be allowed where there is absolutely no proof that a person could be innocent, but if there is even a shred of doubt then the death penalty should be off the table and the convicted should be allow to appeal as much as possible. I appreciate your...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)
Replies: 28
Views: 1401

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

South China Sea is a political mess. All those countries claim lots of territory claims and then there is China, now claiming over 90% of it. Perhaps this new thread from China might bring the other nations together to reach an agreement. During my student years, I developed a simulation game about...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Trade Secretary says Boris Johnson’s Brexit border plans could help smugglers and be vulnerable to WTO challenge Boris Johnson’s Brexit border plans may be vulnerable to international legal challenge and will help smugglers, the international trade secretary has warned in a leaked cabinet letter. L...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Shame that the US still hasn't abolished the death penalty as any civilized society has done. But it is their choice to have this kind of punishment, although there is no rationale for it. Maybe if your family had been tortured and murdered, you may think differently. But I agree. I am against deat...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F18, why not a side stick ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: F18, why not a side stick ?

Fighters of its vintage and since have nearly all used sidestick controllers What other fighters of this vintage have a sidestick? As I understand it, the F-16 was a testbed for new generation ergonomics, such as the seat reclined 30* for improved pilot ability to handle Gs, and of course the sides...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Nope, I am in support of the death penalty as there is often absolute proof. Nope, there just isn't such a thing, sorry to break your bubble. Ask any judge or lawyer. There is always doubt, no matter how small it is, so absolute proof does not exist, don't delude yourself. Anyhow, it is the choice ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Now I know there have been abuses of the death penalty and it has been applied "unevenly" (racial bias is obvious) and handed down too often where there is not absolute proof of guilt (and I mean absolute, not "beyond a reasonable doubt"). With all due respect, Tugg, then in all...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3160

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Shame that the US still hasn't abolished the death penalty as any civilized society has done. But it is their choice to have this kind of punishment, although there is no rationale for it.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F18, why not a side stick ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: F18, why not a side stick ?

texl1649 wrote:
I believe the early YF-16 in particular had experienced issues with soft movements, and the Navy wanted to stick with basically commonality vs. the larger F-4/F-14 fleets. This was also their first foray back into single seaters...


They had A-4's and A-7's in the early '80-ish, didn't they?

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Seems that "Project Fear" wasn't far of the truth regarding cost of Brexit for UK firms. https://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-britain-takes-shape-paperwork-red-tape-bureaucracy/ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-customs-centres-kent-lorry-park-eu-exit-ashford-a961648...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4779

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

The probability you will die of this virus in your 30s with no major pre-existing is statistically negligible. This has been documented over and over again. That is true, but the virus is real and it is much more dangerous than a common cold virus. A high percentage of the people who get sick need ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

No, the question was if 600bn / 10.000 per citizen was ok, and you answered yes. Which is ok if you think that, that is your choice, but you cannot say now that 10bn is ok. The 200bn is including the economic consequences of the Brexit saga. Only quoting the government spending is presenting only a...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

yep more than happy if it removes us from the clutches of the EU It is fine if you think 600billion Pounds / 10.000pounds per citizen, is a price to pay, but you never were in the "clutches" of the EU, whatever that even mean. And more importantly, it was never disclosed beforehand, befor...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787
Replies: 174
Views: 33994

Re: Emirates: 777X further delayed until 2022, considering to convert more orders to 787

One question I have: Didn't EK repeatedly doubt the 787-10 and even the plane in general because it didn't work in the hot Dubai climate? How will deferring the 777x, a better plane for their climate, help? The 787-10 and 777-9 are similar-sized in ways, right? And when they switched the 787-10 to ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

And have 100% control who enters legally, I am perplexed why you continue to bleat about immigration it was never about stopping everyone from immigrating to the UK it about controlling who enters under what circumstances something which we were not 100% in control of because of FOM under the EU Co...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

yep more than happy if it removes us from the clutches of the EU It is fine if you think 600billion Pounds / 10.000pounds per citizen, is a price to pay, but you never were in the "clutches" of the EU, whatever that even mean. And more importantly, it was never disclosed beforehand, befor...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Considered Selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS Chief says President asked ‘Can We Sell The Island?
Replies: 24
Views: 1193

Re: Trump Considered Selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS Chief says President asked ‘Can We Sell The Island?

Let me refresh everybody's memory, Last year Trump jokingly said he was going to exchange Greenland for Puerto Rico. Denmark who owns Greenland joked back that they would buy Puerto Rico from Trump. I jokingly posted, that Denmark wanted to buy it last year, and my post was removed. I guess i neede...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Not everything about Brexit comes down to financial cost. Ok, that is a point of view to take. You are right, Brexit couldn't be for financial reasons, because it is economical a disaster and if you give up almost all trade agreements, it was the only outcome. I would be still be happy to leave the...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Check, so you are basically staying it was highly misleading at best. The premises of the slogan is correct. :checkmark: .....the only thing wrong was the actual amount averaged out under the formula for the rebate is wrong. the numbers for the total liability under the membership fee is correct :c...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

What's always forgotten by Brexiteers is that EU membership not only has a COST, it also has a VALUE. That ship has sailed a long time ago. Sure, Farage and the like did promise huge financial gains if the public voted for Brexit. We all knew that was a gross lie. So they shifted grounds and now. t...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 464
Views: 18927

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

A101 So did we send £350M a week to the EU. If not, how was leaving the EU going to allow us to divert £350M a week to the NHS. Well first up I agree the slogan is poorly worded someone had a brain fart with that one, but in no way does it constitute a pledge towards the NHS per se. what it does fu...

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