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by Pihero
Sat May 06, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7
Replies: 82
Views: 3569

Re: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7

ltbewr : "choose the radical and hateful LePen or the pro-corporate Macron. Even if Macron wins, it may be by a narrow margin, so no real mandate, he may have to trend closer to LePen as to immigrants, dealing with the EU Chand France's position in it, and come up with a way to placate the rile...

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by Pihero
Sat May 06, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7
Replies: 82
Views: 3569

Re: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7

Aesma : "An interesting article about the office of president of the French Republic, and its failings" Bloody Hell, man ! You're French, if I remember well, so can't you find an article published by people who really knew - and cared - about their country, instead of an article more inter...

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by Pihero
Sat May 06, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7
Replies: 82
Views: 3569

Re: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7

Sebolino : " I've just seen the debate ." In many ways the most un-French of all : I've been following elections since 1974 and this one one stinking sky-high. I stayed awake because it became, very quickly, apparent that her excesses were in fact leading her to a rather drastic form of so...

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by Pihero
Fri May 05, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

ultimotiger : "Hmmmm......." and then you cite the 'testosterone pit' ? Listen, I'm sure you'd find a better reference in the porn industry publications... ... of course, the UK doesn't have a respected economic newspapers or magazines... the Economist and the FT are from another galaxy......

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by Pihero
Fri May 05, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

ultimo tiger : " Is this your long winded and convoluted way of saying Italy is doing better economically than the U K? At least it has a better balanced economy : They produce more than you, they have a positive balance of trade; they have a better productivity... Your economy is based on two ...

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by Pihero
Fri May 05, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

ultimo tiger : " In the xenophobia stakes I think you'll find the UK isn't the only guilty party " I do make a difference between anger perceived as expression of xenophobia : "they're here to take our jobs, our values....", slogans that are the bread and butter of all extremist ...

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by Pihero
Fri May 05, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

Yep ! I agree, Thomas

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by Pihero
Fri May 05, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

With such an extreme xenophobia hidden behind an excuse at comedy by a few superciliously, arrogantly british empire nostalgics, there is no wonder the public has voted against being associated with such disgusting peoples as the French and the Germans. Please take all that out with you, and don't w...

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by Pihero
Fri May 05, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

L410Turbolet : " LOL! I really wonder what your definition of EUropean is then...? It is someone who believes - and acts in favour of - shared values on the continent, peace and solidarity... Unlike some who only think of getting money to suit their own egotistical purposes : The main reason th...

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by Pihero
Thu May 04, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

LAH1 :
"You really do need to calm down a bit Pihero. These outbursts are starting to make less sense by the minute"

...which, of course seems to mean that all your undocumented attacks on the EU do, don't they ?.
like the 100 billion € coming from the EU leaders, perhaps ?

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by Pihero
Thu May 04, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

Braybuddy : " Instead of being a negative, Brexit may actually end-up being the saviour of the European projec t" I certainly agree with that thought : 1/- The leader of the anti-tightening of the Union league is leaving and there will be quite a few orphans : the Wise grad countries, the ...

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by Pihero
Thu May 04, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

LJ wrote:
par13del wrote:
The Canada deal after 6 years was held up by one region in Spain,


Wasn't it actually Wallonia in Belgium which held up CETA?

Yes, for a lot in the UK, Wallonia is inh Spain :sarcastic:
...or, worse : they're all in the same basket and we don't give a damn ( welcome to the club ! )

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by Pihero
Thu May 04, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

EU hasn't changed one bit

Dano1977 : " Pretty brutal article in the Observer about Jean Claude Juncker " Disingenous and dishonest : the letter was written by Andre Walker, the same one " Tory aide Andre Walker caught plotting smear campaign in YouTube clip " A very nasty piece of work. That you could quo...

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by Pihero
Tue May 02, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

LAH1 : "If Junker and by default the EU thinks things will take 6 years why is Art50 devised to take only 2? Granted it wasn't ever imagined to be used but presumably someone thought it out." Article 50 only deals with the withdrawal and two years is the longest period of time Article 50 a...

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by Pihero
Tue May 02, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

LAH1 : " Please, if you want to rant, OK but get a few facts right " ... and what in your opinion wasn't right in his post ?. Oh yeah ! I know : he forgot to mention "gangsters" and "maffia", not forgetting the "WW2-style punishment beatings" apparently in use...

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by Pihero
Tue May 02, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

ultimo tiger : "Least we're going to make more money selling things to them than you ever will." Wake up, it's still time : in terms of export, you are not even matching the Netherlands... And what are you going to sell ? Eurofighters ? They are an Airbus product... Land Rovers ? Ask Tata ...

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by Pihero
Tue May 02, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

Speedbored : "What many in the EU do not seem to understand is that the majority of Brits now seem willing to take the pain of a recession if it means we rid ourselves of those self-serving politicians and bureaucrats who care more about their political experiment, and their own wealth and powe...

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by Pihero
Tue May 02, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

Braybuddy : " What's wrong with a little understanding and civility ?" That's a language that is not understood any more on the other side of the Manche. I've lived for nearly forty years with Brits and have heard abuse, insult, derogatory comments from them. Even here, a lot of the expats...

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by Pihero
Tue May 02, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

Oh look folks, someone who conveniently forgets the 13 years of Blair & Brown bulldozing tons of unwanted rubbish legislation through is moaning about one party states! HAW HAW HAW!!!! . I wonder why you didn't vote out then. To compare Britain with Japan is a joke, isn't it ? you're not really...

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by Pihero
Mon May 01, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 80831

Re: Brexit - EU position

I could have never believed the acrimony and the insults coming from the people who are leaving the European Union. It seems that the roles are reversed : The country that has, for decades been a thorn in the EU's foot and finally decided - on its own unilateral way - to leave after insults, wants n...

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by Pihero
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian constitutional referendum
Replies: 49
Views: 2095

Re: Italian constitutional referendum

" Are you really that dumb that the point is still lost on you?" I just noticed that, as usual, your example came from a very law-and-order country. You could have chose others, like those mentioned in that following post, to which you could have addedf the Caribbean islands, Andorra... et...

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by Pihero
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you know about Alsace-Lorraine ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3449

Re: Do you know about Alsace-Lorraine ?

Simple and to the point. Do you know that Victor Hugo, who besides "Les Misérables" and the Hunchback of Notre Dame - which is just a few chapters of his "Les Mystères de Paris"... who was one of the icons of French litterature , used to call Napoléon III "Napoléon le Petit&...

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by Pihero
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian constitutional referendum
Replies: 49
Views: 2095

Re: Italian constitutional referendum

But you did wrtite : SINGAPORE, didn't you. and I wouldn't substitute it for either Norway or New Zealand. Wherever you are, whatever you ate', you will be always related to the extremists of the Brexit and the oppo to the EU... The same propaganda, the same deafness to any sort of reasoned explanat...

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by Pihero
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: John Glenn dead at 95
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: John Glenn dead at 95

One of the heroes of the right stuff.
I used to have a picture of all of them in my room and remember the rivalry between them.
Alan Shepard... John Glenn...
Neil Armstrong...
You were real models.
I miss you
but I won't forget you.

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by Pihero
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: John Glenn dead at 95
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: John Glenn dead at 95

One of the heroes of the right stuff.
I used to have a picture of all of them in my room and remember the rivalry between them.
Alan Shepard... John Glenn...
Neil Armstrong...
You were real models.
I miss you
but I won't forget you.

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by Pihero
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you know about Alsace-Lorraine ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3449

Re: Do you know about Alsace-Lorraine ?

Thank you for that post, with which I agree.

Regards

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by Pihero
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian constitutional referendum
Replies: 49
Views: 2095

Re: Italian constitutional referendum

Trying to be clever, hey ? Let's leave it at that. What I see is that : 1/- You still haven't seen the effects of your exit. 2/- When you do, we'll take this conversation back. 3/- Quite a few of us in Europe are glad to see you going... and you don't even see how quickly things are changing : a/- S...

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by Pihero
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you know about Alsace-Lorraine ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3449

Re: Do you know about Alsace-Lorraine ?

seahawk wrote : " I am also always a bit surprised, that you say the French were tricked into the 1871 war, while Germany is given clear responsibility for WWI, when one could argue that Germany also did nothing more than honouring the alliance with Austria-Hungaria ." Most serious, object...

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by Pihero
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you know about Alsace-Lorraine ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3449

Re: Do you know about Alsace-Lorraine ?

But somehow that is blamed for WW2. Wow such hyperbole! Yet if you want to understand the roots of WW2 beyond Bad Germans! Bad Germans! it seems taking into account the effects of the worldwide economic depression Germany experienced along with everyone else in the 30s. Then if one were to have a b...

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by Pihero
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you know about Alsace-Lorraine ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3449

Re: Do you know about Alsace-Lorraine ?

Ah ! It's because the arrogant French are responsible for most of the ills of the world.... Didn't you know that ? They caused the 1870 war ( errr... yes, but they really were outmaneuvered by that wiley old fox called Bismarck..... They caused the first world war for sheer revengism... and they cau...

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by Pihero
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian constitutional referendum
Replies: 49
Views: 2095

Re: Italian constitutional referendum

flyguy89 : " What good is that when the European parliament has no power to propose laws or vote to make changes to existing laws? " You haven't read far enough in your new research ( for which, btw, I congratulate you as you won't die a cretin but a better informed man ) see in "Pow...

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by Pihero
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian constitutional referendum
Replies: 49
Views: 2095

Re: Italian constitutional referendum

flyguy89 : " What good is that when the European parliament has no power to propose laws or vote to make changes to existing laws? " You haven't read far enough in your new research ( for which, btw, I congratulate you as you won't die a cretin but a better informed man ) see in "Powe...

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by Pihero
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian constitutional referendum
Replies: 49
Views: 2095

Re: Italian constitutional referendum

The point you are missing is that , as a matter of fact the citizens of the EU have several ways of changing / repelling a law that is not to their liking : 1/- Use their elected MEPs to vote against anything they do not like 2/- Use the "million rule" in order to be heard by ther EU commi...

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by Pihero
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian constitutional referendum
Replies: 49
Views: 2095

Re: Italian constitutional referendum

1/- Please tell me one law that your whoring politicians have passed against the interests of your country... And no, you can't chose one that is madefor the EU states as a whole. It also seems that you don't even know that the UK is certainly the country with the most opt-outs, even in legal and ju...

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by Pihero
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian constitutional referendum
Replies: 49
Views: 2095

Re: Italian constitutional referendum

flyguy89 : " But the EU's fundamentally undemocratic nature has been a constant thorn in the side of its proponents for decades. " Please, once and for all, tell us why the EU is undemocratic, as opposed to, let's say, the UK... I'd be really interested, because it's one of faradje's and ...

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by Pihero
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian constitutional referendum
Replies: 49
Views: 2095

Re: Italian constitutional referendum

Dutchy : "This is another election where 'populist won' in the west - fortunately in Austria the far right / populist movement lost -. How can we create a society in which nobody feels left behind? ...In Italy there probably will be another election and this might turn out to be another move to...

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by Pihero
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3585

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

That's article 3 of the treaty of Rome, 1957. Freedom of movement was 100% in the ticket. And so was a common agriculture policy and so many other things Britain now considers they didn't sign in for. Was that how it was explained to the people? When I hear "freedom of movement" I think o...

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by Pihero
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3585

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

And that was utterly tragic and unacceptable. I don't think you can tar everyone who voted to leave the EU with that incident anymore than it would be right for me to tar all French and Belgian Muslims with the incident at Bataclan last year. I really love the way a Brit describes as " tragic,...

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by Pihero
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)

"Hollande has to compromise with legislators chosen by Martine Aubry. When Sarkozy did the opposite of what he had done before, laws were passed without question. When Hollande tries to do the same, he needs the 49-3, and nobody on the right supports his moderately liberal measures. So who sab...

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by Pihero
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)

Also I suspect most people don't really care about democracy. For example old retired people vote for us to work longer, never for them to get less money or pay more taxes. Thank you. No ! thank you !!! for stating the bare fact of the socialists' failure : They re-invented the assisted country... ...

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by Pihero
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)

The left sabotaged Sarkozy's last term from the very first day... ( criticizing his victory celebration in a great restaurant... :sarcastic: ... ) and for what ? So that five years later the most ridiculous / pitiful president I've seen in my life could continue the destruction of the country ? Do t...

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by Pihero
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)

Putin is already sabring the champagne I guess, he supports both Fillon and Le Pen. As a French citizen, I won't give a damn whether Poutine drinks champagne or vodka ( I suspect the latter ) or when he does it. What you are doing, Aesma, is exactly why the left has been so un-effective and so un- ...

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by Pihero
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3585

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

And that was utterly tragic and unacceptable. I don't think you can tar everyone who voted to leave the EU with that incident anymore than it would be right for me to tar all French and Belgian Muslims with the incident at Bataclan last year. I really love the way a Brit describes as " tragic,...

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by Pihero
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3585

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

Yet we're the Xenophobes for wanting out! Most if not all of the parties and politicians you mention are anti-EU and most would like to follow the UK's lead and exit the union, mostly for the same populist reasons which led people to vote for Brexit, i.e. immigration. .. . .agains t immigration, su...

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by Pihero
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)

Amazing how unproven arguments become facts in a single sentence. :sarcastic:

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by Pihero
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)

It's times like this when one really wishes that Jacques Chirac could do another term in the Élysée. He is France's last great leader and knows a thing or two about how to crush the Le Pens. Sarkozy would be a mistake.. I agree but it's old times ! Juppé was, if you remember, Chirac's prime ministe...

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by Pihero
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)

Hollande's effectiveness is lacking for sure, however on matters of integrity, he's still miles ahead of Sarkozy. Sarkozy has done illegal things, including to get elected, how is that ethical ? Sarkozy had no qualm about using police and secret services against political enemies, and messing with ...

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by Pihero
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3585

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

Klaus, Thanks ! ... I could have written your post verbatim. Married to an English lady - soon to be French - and father of children with dual Brit-French citizenship, I've always tried to teach them the beauties of their background and their European character. Whether they'll speak more German or ...

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by Pihero
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)

You should agree with me then that Nicolas Sarkozy shouldn't get a second chance. Yes, but certainly not to the extent of lying or perjurinjg myself. Otherwise, I'd be exactly like them,; that is for me unacceptable. We shoulkd uphold ethics and morals in politics : I don't want this country to go ...

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by Pihero
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)
Replies: 27
Views: 1306

Re: The morals of crossover voting (primaries in France)

Hollande is not a great president but I tend to agree with what he's trying to do, going from old school socialism towards social liberalism. The guy has had FIVE years to show what he was capable of. He had a great formula :"I, as President....bla Bla...." The only progress we saw was the...

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