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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23232

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

So permafrost in the middle of nowhere is melting because of cities, is that what you're saying ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23232

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

And everyone and everything needs to be refashioned so that less CO2 emissions are produced. You're going to find a lot of people in this forum who do not accept the science behind that position. I’ll add that there are many people in this forum who don’t accept the fake pseudoscience behind that p...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23232

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

The problem is, it is not scientifically proven that carbon dioxide is the major forcing of temperature over the last hundred years. It is assumed that it is and it is supposedly backed up by computer models projecting warming, the problem though is that the computer models have to date been specta...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7882

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

If no woman had flown this route before, it would have been a good idea to include one on the flight crew.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

Is it really that quick to cross the border ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2937
Views: 142057

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

With regards to suspening parliament or refusing to table bills to ensure MP's cannot have a say i have often thought for the fanatical "Brexit at any cost" crowd the democracy is their percived end point - it does not necessarily need to be part of the process as long as Brexit is achiev...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3772

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Personally I'm not interested in the UAE already, I hate malls, I could visit a couple of museums and that's it. I would add to the discussion, however, that the UAE gets lots of tourism from countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, "islamic tourism" from people who want to escape their c...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 34
Views: 2818

Re: 2019 Tour de France

Well training has improved now, nutrition, high altitude training. But I won't bet on everyone being clean.

Seeing a lot of leaders in difficulty yesterday is a good sign.

They were all stopped passing the line, that was impressive !

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23232

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

As for the fate of the human race, we're pretty resilient, I'm not worried about that. I'm worried about living in a wasteland, with much less animals around, more severe weather, maybe bloody wars over resources like water, an overall lesser experience than what can be had today, just because some ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23232

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I mean, WTH is he thinking???? If he's so concerned about short distance travel, get rid of some of your planes that will then force people to take a train b/c there are no flights. Actually it's not the same thing at all. If people want to fly as much, and KLM removes flights, then another airline...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 6911

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Raise the corporate tax to some sensible level and you'll be able to afford shiny jets.

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11644

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Actually the CAP helps local production, I don't see how doing away with it would reduce transportation. Once Belgium has finally broken up and Wallonia becomes French again, I'm sure we can do away with Strasbourg :d I don't think economists have found a better way than carbon pricing to tackle cli...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1303

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

I wonder why the embassy didn't deny everything ? Too obviously true to no be real ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female
Replies: 208
Views: 10810

Re: Mississippi gubernatorial candidate bars reporter for being female

Democrats don't care one bit about infidelity, and rape is another matter entirely. They point out hypocrisy. Like Airstud is suggesting, that guy has probably some stuff in his closet. Even if some of his potential constituents follow similar rules, they don't care enough to vote on them, or Trump ...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 83
Views: 6279

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I'm sure if there's something of interest there, it's well hidden/underground, so that even people working there but not on these interesting things don't know what it is, so this is pointless.

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1303

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

I'm not convinced an ambassador to the US is very useful right now, or rather, he's very useful, but not to talk to Trump, rather to talk to the adults in the room. So putting a lapdog in the job will serve no purpose. In France ambassador is a career, nonetheless anyone can get appointed, usually t...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 34
Views: 2818

Re: 2019 Tour de France

I'm not a huge cycling fan but I watch the TDF (and nothing else). I won't try to predict anything for the yellow jersey at this stage, Sagan seems in good form for sure. Lots of praise for Alaphillipe from other riders, but I have to wonder if it's all sincere, or if some are not trying to win favo...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

Petty criminals aren't usually very bright, however they usually understand that you need to try and cover your tracks. Filming your crime is another level of dumb.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11644

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Also remember that gasoline and diesel as well as electrical power are heavily taxed (up to 60 % of the sales price is taxes). Usually for "ecologic reasons". Meanwhile, Jet-A is tax-free. I don't think flying should be inherently expensive, but the cost of energy should definitely be com...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4870

Re: US Drone Shot Down

You should look at the footage again, that thing had lost a wing, no way to control it.

bikerthai : I said on the water, boats that could have recovered the debris. And probably come in direct contact with iranian boats...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9444

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

He may not have heard of Françafrique yet. I'm sure someone has called him now to make him aware.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11644

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Then the tax doesn't enter the equation, you take the best route.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7660

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

This is political, but not directly "Trump good/Trump bad", rather : isn't the US supporting a Saudi/UAE embargo on Qatar ?

I can't see how this is happening at the same time, I must be missing some info.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11644

Re: France to charge aviation tax

This is partly in response to the yellow vests, who are incensed (rightly, in my opinion, and I don't support them at all) that they're paying a tax worth 100% or more on fuel for their cars, but that aircraft are flying using tax free kerosene. The amount is very small, I doubt it will have any mea...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2937
Views: 142057

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The US has been made by British people, so it might seem logical that they would be close allies, aside from that small issue of unilateral independence declaration, and a couple of wars over that, that is. France having been on the US side in that war, is also a good contender for close ally. WW2 a...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 2937
Views: 142057

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

has the opportunity to negotiate its own withdrawal agreement? Or is the policy to hold a second referendum 1. Any change to the WA would be rather minor cosmetics. Otherwise that is the take it or leave it deal. The EU is done negotiating. 2. Calling Brexit off is in deed an option. 3. it is eithe...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 37
Views: 10400

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

The man gets drunk and the judge decides to ruin his life because of it? You guys agree with this? Disgusting. We don't know his circumstances, however if the money is a big problem for him, then maybe adding the jail was not necessary. On the other hand, if the attitude is because he has lots of m...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 2386

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Keep in mind avgas in Europe is 10$/gallon or more, so aircraft with big 6 cylinder engines will cost a lot just in gas.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4870

Re: US Drone Shot Down

Did the US have assets on the water near the crash site ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2935

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

L410Turbolet wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Would UK citizens support defending Poland, when they explicitly voted Brexit in the hopes the Poles would be leaving their country ?

What does Brexit have to do with NATO?


Someone talked about NATO disappearing under Trump, and the need for Europeans to have an alliance of our own.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 2386

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Falcon 50 is quite cheap nowadays.

Beriev 200 so I can land at my private Caribbean island without needing to build an ugly runway on it.

Oh, we're not rich ?

Something with a Rotax or two for sure, to use mogas instead of avgas.

I'm not sure a bush plane is that useful in Europe.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4870

Re: US Drone Shot Down

They are 8,000 miles away and haven't invaded anyone for the last couple hundred years anyway. Technically you are correct. As a country they did not invade the US. However as the Revolutionary Guard, one of the current entity in power, they did invade "US soil" in 1979. They also support...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 55
Views: 5084

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

When there is a war, belligerents usually buy their own stuff, even if it has been conceived elsewhere.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9293

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

It's not even certain that using a CFRP barrel makes sense at the size of an A320.

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7832

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

"the crew landed the aircraft safely"

Were they even aware of the problem ?

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2935

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

Bad feelings in the UK are already there, that's why people voted for Brexit ! Would UK citizens support defending Poland, when they explicitly voted Brexit in the hopes the Poles would be leaving their country ? Also, the UK has always been against an EU military alliance, so even without NATO it w...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2541

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

The mural doesn't appear to be a glorification, but on the contrary showing the honest truth, so I see no reason to cover it.

Then the cost, that's totally crazy.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Losing control? Narrow-body production in North America
Replies: 14
Views: 4058

Re: Losing control? Narrow-body production in North America

Airbus can take over some Boeing plants and employees to make more A32s there, if push comes to shove.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7900

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Sadly, some Left Wing Nut Case decided to burn an American Flag in front of the White House as a protest against President Trump. Between the Secret Service, and some Trump supporters, he got into a lot of trouble. Although I despise Trump before and since he became and as President, I cannot suppo...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4550

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

I see that tu204 conveniently omitted the Russian invasion of denuclearized Ukraine from his examples.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7900

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

I know Trump got some inspiration to do this from Bastille day 2017 in Paris, however in France it is also the day the military is celebrated, we don't have a memorial day for example. And the military is really never spoken about, nor seen or heard, except for November 11th and May 8th, but then it...

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5128

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

Free Trade Agreements are thousands of pages long for a reason, faith isn't involved.

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3074

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

If I worked in the US I would probably try to do it like him.

Here in France fortunately we haven't gotten that far, men get into elevators with women without a second thought, and it's very common to kiss colleagues.

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by Aesma
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3074

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

Tugger wrote:
Another one I use in general nowadays is "boss". "Thanks boss, appreciate the help."


I didn't think of that one. My colleagues call me that way often, including my actual boss. I'm not sure I like it. But at least I know it's not demeaning.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3074

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

A coworker of mine got fired for dick pics, so after that... nevermind ! You talk about gender based nicknames but what would be the nickname for a man ? To me calling someone "honey" at work is very condescending, as if talking to a child, not an equal. And saying you do it because you fo...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1587

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

Les Republicains are aligned with Weber's EPP in the European Parliament and he was presented throughout Europe as the Spitzenkandidat. He launched his campaign in Greece and became a prominent figure during the election cycle. He even became known in the UK. Ursula von der Leyen is the real unknow...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

Re: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect

Single payer healthcare is fine in other countries, and supported by left and right-wing governments alike. Meanwhile in the US people die because they can't afford insulin. The problem is that the politicians do not want to charge the people using it what it costs. Interestingly, those other count...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5128

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

From what I can find the EU eats about 5,5-6 millions tons of beef, and the trade agreement is for a quota of 100 000 tons of beef.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1587

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

It's a joke. The entire Election Campaign was based on the Spitzenkandidat system, which has just been abandoned. The way the EU has gone about this really is indefensible. If Weber is the one that blocked transnational parties, it's well deserved. You can't have Spitzenkandidaten that a country li...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission
Replies: 21
Views: 1587

Re: Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to Head EU Commission

I read some French left-wing types claim she's part of the military–industrial lobby, yet Germany's military is in a sorry state, so which is which ?

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