At some point (that has already passed, in my opinion), enough US citizens will realize that if you are going to have huge deficits, then an least that money should go towards useful things, like healthcare for all, and affordable college. Giving that money to rich people and companies that don't ne...Jump to post
There was no need for any shoot-down, but a shoot-down wouldn't have led to war either. Play stupid games, earn stupid prizes.Jump to post
Well the Tea Party isn't just about fiscal responsibility, even though it pretended to be. They were also into birtherism, love of guns, hate of gays, etc. Having embraced Trump so fully, though, I don't see how fiscal responsibility can come back as a subject anytime soon. It will take some kind of...Jump to post
Have you all stocked up on pop corn ?Jump to post
Something that has to play a role is that Youtubers are very accessible, kids see them in a click. There are even plenty of kids being youtubers, so it seems very attainable. Astronauts, not so much. Then media representation, and the current situation. China is sending Taikonauts in space regularly...Jump to post
At the end of the day, the guy is asking for a job leading millions of people, more than half of them women, and at the same time, saying he can't handle women.Jump to post
He's fine with blacks who "know their place" and won't try to upset the status quo, where blacks are faring worse than whites in the country, are treated worse by police, judges and juries, etc.Jump to post
On the video I posted the guy says that the interior is designed to be left or right hand drive, in the sense that the "cockpit" is really turned towards the driver. I saw it rather as an indication that there will be no RHD at all. Last time I checked the UK is an European country, Irelan...Jump to post
France and South Africa aren't exactly big trading partners. South Africa has also a reputation of being an unsafe country, and it's very far, so tourism has to be limited.Jump to post
The title is confusing. Something similar happened here in France, TV channels are asking for more and more money, and one ISP refused, leading to people being cut. The impact is not as big though, because these channels are available free to air, and there is also a free satellite broadcast, so you...Jump to post
In plenty of countries, cops kill single digit people per year, most of the time suicide by cop. In the US, it's thousands.Jump to post
We need to remember US and UK involvement in Iran during the last 100 years. I am flummoxed how people who wish to point the finger at the US for every hotspot in the world consistently paint a picture of history only beginning when the US gets involved. Iran/Persia has a long history of interventi...Jump to post
That video is crazy. I've never been to the US, I will go soon for a wedding, I think it will be the first and last time. Also, this pension system you have in the US is really strange. A pension should be a part of your income you set aside, that way it can't be "taken away", can't be a b...Jump to post
Would you say presidents get reelected on their job performance, or on similar premises as when they first got elected ? I don't know what would be better for Trump, but keep in mind he didn't win by much. He can have 99% support and better numbers in states he won easily, he only needs to lose a fe...Jump to post
That’s not as bad as it may sound. I’m not denying that it is an eye watering amount of money, but BellSouth took multiple hits of over a billion just for restructuring about 20 years ago. What they do is take a loss on the books upfront and then reduce the accrual as they pay out the penalties in ...Jump to post
I don't think the yuan will be a big reserve currency (yet), but certainly emerging countries will see less and less need to own dollars.Jump to post
There are a lot of things wrong with this post but I'm not going to take the time and effort to push back on all the misguided statements. But I will say that Saudi Arabia has never been "the big power in the region", they were just a bunch of desert tribes people until the British came a...Jump to post
Have you heard of the petroyuan ? Do you know it's convertible in gold ?Jump to post
The difference between Obama's deficit and Trump's deficit is that Obama went through a recovery, a deficit is normal and needed during such times. Trump's deficit is during good times, and the money doesn't go where it's useful. Combined with the attacks on global trade, this could kill the dollar'...Jump to post
From this video, you can remove the roof panel from the coupe and put it in the trunk, so it's kind of a targa : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGCJu2OaAg
Lots of bonus points from me.
The Corvette used to be good value, but to me, if I put that kind of money in a car (a used one anyway), I want the engine behind me, and rear wheel drive. Maybe because the only sport I watch is F1. So this new Corvette is clearly on my radar. Problem is, in 5 years when it will be reasonable to bu...Jump to post
No. A couple weeks ago I drove through Paris in the middle of the night, with tons of red lights along the way, instead of using the much faster route along the "périf" boulevard, because the car I was driving (not mine) had its navigation system reset with "shortest route" selec...Jump to post
Apparently TUV SUD bought a local company, probably not many Germans involved in the decision. When someone wanted to make Germany aware, it was discouraged. Also, they didn't falsify the certification exactly, they changed the "nature" of the dam on paperwork, so that its failings would p...Jump to post
Apparently they also had a Mirage cockpit to go with it.Jump to post
What about the guy who took off his pants (and socks) on that Air France flight awhile back? The flight attendants simply shrugged. The passenger next to him was a bit ruffled, but settled down and everyone managed to finish the flight without having multiple melt downs. Personally, the socks/no so...Jump to post
A large turboprop with no pressurized cabin would be utterly useless in western europe, you surely mean ?
That's an island hopper, or an aircraft to go to and from a tricky place not far away, not a commuter aircraft.
Or my preferred use, to jump out of it, of course !
It's possible usual testing didn't go into the kind of situation where this would appear. In the case of MCAS, didn't Boeing know there would be a problem even before first flight, then it appeared more dire than anticipated ?Jump to post
If airlines want to enforce a dress code, then do so, but make it well known what that dress code actually is. I don't see anything wrong with her outfit.
EC135C wrote:She has no class. Just an attention grabbing wannbe. Kick her off.
That's a new one ! Queue Salvini talking about immigrants to brush this under the rug.Jump to post
AirwayBill : Emmanuel Macron has "destroyed" the rail network in two years of power ? No small feat ! A rail network needs lots of investment and maintenance, that's true. Now if employees work few hours, and few years in their lives, despite good salaries, benefits and pensions, surely th...Jump to post
Alternative proposals are to tax kerosene, or to just ban flights that can be made by train. I'm sure this tax will be far less disruptive.
anrec80 : the US has no problem imposing its laws all over the world, like with the Iranian sanctions, why the surprise when others are doing the same ?
bennett123 wrote:So when he said that he would want a third party to be present, who did she suggest?.
I think it would depend on the cause of the crash. Here for example the door was locked incorrectly. The design was partly to blame, so any DC-10 flight could have ended up like this (and one other almost did), so the flight just before this one was not special.Jump to post