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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

It is a ridiculous statement. There is no causal link between accepting your sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, brother, sister as they are and birth rate, which seems to be your primary argument - which in itself is quite a scary argument. Nobody says that in Russia accepting your children for who th...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

When the whole world saw track record of Western nations in combating this COVID thing, I did have a hope that you'd keep silent about it. If you look at the same site - Russia has 8350 casualties for about 150 million, while 17.3 million Dutch had 6144. Ever wondered why 5-8 times (!) difference? ...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90515

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

The first face-to-face talks didn't open up anything. Next round is scheduled in London next week. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/02/brexit-talks-break-up-early-over-serious-disagreements-michel-barnier And nothing will come of these talks. One party wants a unicorn and the other par...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90515

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Now policy from Westminster: about 3.000.000 people are allegeable to work and life in the UK and in the end become a British citizen. Sure extraordinary circumstances, but still.

link

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

But a few things: - Seriously, what is LGBT propaganda? What is it, could you give me 5 examples? And what does it supposed to do? And who sends it? You need o understand how Russians (and most in Slavic countries for that reason) see Western liberal approach to minorities. They firmly believe that...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City

Would be cool if it would be built and good for NYC's infrastructure. What is biking infrastructure in Amsterdam like compared to New York City? Does not compare. In the 60ish the Dutch decided to build the bike infrastructure because of too many people dying in traffic. It was a conscious choice. ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Bicycle Bridge Proposed for New York City

Would be cool if it would be built and good for NYC's infrastructure.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Well congrats Putin, you can remain in power till 2036. First, he needs to decide to run first. The reason he did it is that if he doesn’t, the whole Russian elite and government will start guessing his successor. And, as he himself put it - “they need to work, not scout for the successor”. This is...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Putin declared triumphant in referendum allowing him to rule until 2036 – five hours before polls close Link Well congrats Putin, you can remain in power till 2036. And a nasty additional thing, he can't be prosecuted for his deeds after that. So he is as corrupt as he can be (up to 200bn), but he ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 238
Views: 88600

Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

And it landed on its base: Eindhoven AB.

The new and the old:
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Some more pictures in the link.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID
Replies: 17
Views: 1710

Re: ICAO adopts changes to CORSIA emissions scheme due COVID

"generating less emissions" = poluting less. I think that the CORSIA agreement doesn't move fast enough. The rest of the world has to agree to much harsher downturn in CO2 emissions, the baseline is 2005 for this and for the rest of the world (e.g. Paris agreement) 1990. So the aviation bu...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90515

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I found an interesting twitter thread that gave an interesting insight into the mind of three brexitvoters. They seem to think that the point of Brexit was to stop people going to the UK, not to stop them going to France. In short: Brits vote for Brexit. Brits find out that Brexit will affect them ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90515

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I found an interesting twitter thread that gave an interesting insight into the mind of three brexitvoters. They seem to think that the point of Brexit was to stop people going to the UK, not to stop them going to France. In short: Brits vote for Brexit. Brits find out that Brexit will affect them ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 102
Views: 4622

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

This trail is about 4 people and their role in this atrocity. Not about anything else. None of them was there to press that big red button. Let's wait and see if there will be anything beyond that. Let's see if there. is enough evidence for these. four. JIT is still investigating. That is simply no...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 102
Views: 4622

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

So you say, so you say. The JIT is actually well documented, for anyone to see. We will see if it stands for an independent court. I have said before, I will accept the outcome, you just stuff it away. Or have you changed your mind yet? For me, the success criteria of this whole thing is when we fi...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4415

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

Russian involvement in Syria had nothing to do with the (then) logistics base at Tartus. It was about a) drawing a red line and stopping western meddling in the middle east, but more importantly b) stopping the spread of ISIL as they were a direct threat to Russia through recruiting Russian citizen...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90515

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Brexit: Boris Johnson's father 'applies for French passport' .........A source close to the family told The Sunday Times that Mr Johnson Sr has applied so that his grandchildren can live and work in the EU after Brexit. Link So ironically, Boris Johnson might apply for a French passport himself if ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 102
Views: 4622

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

yup, all members of the JIT were interested in the outcome, where does the evidence lead them. Yepp - each has his own interests. Ukrainian ones - not to charge themselves. All others - to get out of this without damage to their careers. Actual truth is nowhere in the picture here. So you say, so y...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

And when organizing the parades, they certainly know what they are doing with respect to COVID. Quite a bold statement, yet again not supported by the facts. We will see what will happen. 626,779 positive cases and counting, all this according to Russian authorities. At least the number of daily ne...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4018

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

western regimes' shortsightedness. The west doesn't have regimes, Russia has a regime. A regime is what a governmental body is called in an autocratic government style, like the one in Russia or Syria. We already went over this, but apparently it wasn't clear the last time, since you are using it a...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90515

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Brexit: Boris Johnson's father 'applies for French passport' .........A source close to the family told The Sunday Times that Mr Johnson Sr has applied so that his grandchildren can live and work in the EU after Brexit. Link So ironically, Boris Johnson might apply for a French passport himself if ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90515

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

Support for Brexit is collapsing as poll finds big majority of British people want to be in the EU * A newly released survey found just 35% of British people supporting Brexit, with 57% wanting to rejoin the European Union. * The nearly 60% of people who told the European Social Survey that they wa...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4018

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

I see these sanctions as another cheap attempt at trying to destabilise a country that is just starting to recover from a decade long civil war and once again proof of Of course, you see it like that. That is fine, you are entitled to your own opinions, just not to your own facts. western regimes' ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4018

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

What caught my eye in this article is that the US again throws sanctions on a country recovering from a decade long civil war. Sure, that's what caught your eye.Not that the Assad regime is still in charge, not that the Assad regime reacts with violence again, not that the Assad regime contracts an...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17-trail, part 1
Replies: 33
Views: 2762

Re: MH17-trail, part 1

OM shows new evidence knocking down MH17 with buk missile and roller Oleg Pulatov The Public Prosecution Service (OM) presented new evidence on Friday that flight MH17 was shot down with a buk missile. It is a response from the judiciary to requests from the defense to investigate alternative scena...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90515

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

On the topic of Brexit, it seems she's decided not to invest any further effort in the UK; she made clear that Britain will have to live with the consequences of its choices and simply accept weaker ties with the EU then, quashing long standing speculation in the British press that Merkel would see...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4415

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

yes read about it in the NY-times. Amazing that this is not addressed by the White House. Het has known about it for months now.

It seems to me that he is paying his debt for being elected.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave in Siberia
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Heat Wave in Siberia

Siberia is currently experiencing a record heat wave and temperatures reached 100 degrees Farenheit a few days ago in Verkhoyansk last Saturday and is unprecedented for a region north of the Arctic Circle. No, not "unprecedented". (google "Fort Yukon, 1915") And beware of genera...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

I saw the images on TV: nobody wearings mask, people almost on top of each other. Like nothing is amiss. I guess they will have an explosion of cases shortly... Yes, probably. Not necessarily - if they were given express tests. All high guests and members of their delegations are given ones. Oh sur...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave in Siberia
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Heat Wave in Siberia

More problematic, with the thawing of the permafrost, CO2 and methane are being released. This is one of the feedback loops in nature which is an acceleration of climate change.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Dieuwer wrote:
I saw the images on TV: nobody wearings mask, people almost on top of each other. Like nothing is amiss.
I guess they will have an explosion of cases shortly...


Yes, probably.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coping with Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: Coping with Loss

Condolences. Always sad to lose a loved one.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4018

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

But economic hardship and goods shortages have already begun to chafe, and public demonstrations against Mr. Assad have broken out in various cities in recent months. Link So the Assad regime might declare it is all over, but people seem to be taken back to the streets again because of economic. ha...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4339

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

This would be a good time to close all the European bases that house US armed forces and bring them back to US soil. The Europeans are more than capable of defending themselves, no need for US military on European soil. true, but what has that got to do with. anything? This is a health issue, not. ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 102
Views: 4622

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

]Well, the actual investigative work has been done by one party, interested in the outcome. yup, all members of the JIT were interested in the outcome, where does the evidence lead them. ]Their evidence is not from sources that we have grounds to believe are authentic and verifiable. Let me be posi...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 102
Views: 4622

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

BTW read the article. Quite interesting and quite damming yet again to the Russian side. So interesting you point to this article. America: shared information, classified and unclassified documentation Russia: only low resolution satellite images. and radar tracks (an expert says it may be altered) ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 102
Views: 4622

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

Ok, the court already got the information, thus there is no issue. We will see what the Judges make of it. Have you actually read the article and understood what they are writing about? It's not so well written and there is a lot of irrelevant stuff in between, but the point is simple. Days after t...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The trade war - the next episode
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: The trade war - the next episode

However, in the larger scheme of things, how exactly is the EU going to prevent Amazon and other digital companies from passing on the government taxes to the users? it's not. If Amazon and the like would like to charge their costumers 3% more in order to pay for this Tax in order not to hurt their...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 102
Views: 4622

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

This has been debunked a long time ago. But it is a free world so you are entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts. Not only not debunked, but very recently confirmed: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6785661/us-may-have-photos-of-mh17-missile-court/?cs=14232#gsc.tab=0 An Australian a...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4339

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

Thread title updated. The article does state that, if passed, this would be an indefinite ban, which is not the same as a permanent ban. I suggest changing the title again: E.U. May Bar American Travelers as It Reopens Borders, Citing Failures on Virus It is the title of this article . E.U. May Bar...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Looking forward to the statistic, or we agree that there is something mighty fishy when 3 doctors "fell" out of the window. And that the causal link between speaking out and falling out of the window is there. The article you posted is dated May 4, about 1.5 months ago. Since then, we mus...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

You must not be interested in using the streets anytime soon... https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a32936404/russian-tank-street-destruction/ :roll: And what's the problem here? First - generally they use rubber tracks on tanks during the parades. And second - if local residents enjo...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17-trail, part 1
Replies: 33
Views: 2762

Re: MH17-trail, part 1

If you want to discuss this, I suggest MH17 trial - discussion tread , in order to keep this thread about facts. The facts in MH-17 case have ended here, within days after the crash: https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-united-states-has-not-provided-satellite-images-on-mh17/ Long story short - there ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The trade war - the next episode
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: The trade war - the next episode

About VAT, Amazon in fact facilitates its evasion through its marketplace. Plenty of companies set up shop, sell tons of stuff then disappear before one year, keeping the VAT to themselves. They can undercut legitimate merchants (and Amazon itself) by having negative margins, compensated by the VAT...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

So Russian doctors regularly fall from windows. Perhaps time to save doctors from themselves if it is such a regular occurrence. Is there any particular statistics, say, year over year, of doctors falling out of a window? Your argument, you answer your own question then. :lol: I highly doubt that b...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4339

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

This travel ban is about public health, not politics.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90515

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

I watch the youtube channel A different bias (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj1_pZ7vmxnhy5clIcMVJtg) someone linked in this thread years ago, religiously, the guy is a labour supporter and arch remainer, however he's a keen amateur observer of politics and most of his analyses are hard to argue ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The trade war - the next episode
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: The trade war - the next episode

BTW one reason for the tax is that nothing is paid here, but another reason is that nothing is paid anywhere. I seem to remember Trump being not too happy about that, and claiming that his tax reform would mean these multinationals would pay tax in the US, with very mixed results. Yes, not happy th...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

I highly doubt that because of COVID the doctors started to fall from windows. Apparently such incidents happen during normal times as well. You highly doubt, ok duly noted. You are hardly an authority as it comes to given unbiased truth out of Russia. So Russian doctors regularly fall from windows...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2673

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Totally support holding the parade. I disagree with the drastic measures taken in Russia in the spring of this year which, along with equally drastic measures pretty much tanked the world's economy. In Russia this was, as far as I see it, used to build emergency wards and stock supplies to deal wit...

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