It is the net contributers that are most likely to question continued membership. Italy are probably the next net contributor to get annoyed. France and Germany don’t care as they do what they want anyway. Good luck when Turkey finally joins. It WILL happen. Not in the near term but it is going to ...Jump to post
It's the French declaring that yogurt is a strategic national asset that sets the baseline for inanity. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/2919479/France-flouts-the-Pepsi-challenge.html ??? I wonder why you're quoting a 2005 article against France written during the French-bashing period triggered...Jump to post
Select by talent not by gender please. Sex, actually. Gender is for language, sex is people. Anyway, I agree with your statement 100%. Sorry it's wrong. gender noun [C/U] (SEX) the male or female sex, or the state of being either male or female: [ U ] Discrimination on the basis of gender is not al...Jump to post
Great news, now let the criminal proceedings begin! Hopefully we can see Muilenberg behind bars by next Christmas. If you think Boeing's CEO will ever see jail over the MAX, you're delusional and I want some of what you're taking and/or drinking.. It may be true, but that would be proof that someth...Jump to post
Boeing’s biggest issue if it does get it recertified will be getting its supply chain back up to speed as trained workers will have found new jobs. Well, I believe it's not much of a problem compare to the necessary task they will have to perform: regain confidence of the companies, the pilots and ...Jump to post
German "Pute" (turkey) -> "Whore" in French ("Puta" is the same in Spanish) English "pet" -> "fart" in French Spanish "con" (with) -> the most used insult in French: literally "cunt" (old - not very used) but used as "idiot&q...Jump to post
Ain't it funny to see the brexiters struggling to get out of their own trap ?Jump to post
The idea of buying Greenland, along with many other comments and tweets of Pres. Trump to me is showing the massive incompetency and danger of him as President and a need to remove him from office by Impeachment or the 25th Amendment for the good of the country and world. Should check your sources,...Jump to post
I have one question for everyone here that is bent on restricting firearms ownership. The war on drugs has failed, drugs come over the border by the metric ton daily. We can’t seem to stop illegal aliens from coming across the border and everyone knows the bloodbath and how successful banning alcoh...Jump to post
Mental health treatment. And if they don't have health insurance to cover that? How do you decide who gets 'mental health treatment' and who doesn't? So let’s assume that not everyone can get mental health treatment. Should we confiscate guns because of that? May I answer ? Yes, of course !!!! Even...Jump to post
Quote: "I often wonder how many more mass shootings have to happen until gun control is implemented." I stopped wondering some time ago about the US. Answer: Never, or at least not during my lifetime. Considering the way Americans voted at the last election, the NRA has a bright future. Fo...Jump to post
Not really aviation, and I didn't find anything about it in the forums ...
It's the same guy who flew during the 14th of July military parade in Paris.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... nd-attempt
I know a guy, who is 100% sure that: - the NASA is a bunch of NAZI (hence the name !!!) On that one, at least, he's not entirely wrong. Immediately after WWII "Operation Paperclip" brought numerous former Nazi scientists, engineers, and technicians to America to work on the US space progr...Jump to post
Why do some people believe such idiocy ? I heard that 6 Millions French are stupid enough to believe that. It's 10% of the population. I guess the main reason is that people feel different, better, special, when they believe in a conspiracy, whatever it is. I know a guy, who is 100% sure that: - the...Jump to post
I am totally opposed to EU freedom of movement. My primary aim of voting Brexit. Why should Dutch, German, French and Czech Nationals be given a right to freely move to the UK, whilst our closest Allies (Americans) cannot. The same with Commonwealth nations. Why is it ok for Europeans to freely mov...Jump to post
I am surprised that Macron's party is so strong and that the Socialists and the Republicans weren't able to profit of his constant failing as President. The French people must really be quite sick of their establishment. Macron winning reelection would be terrible for France, but I guess the altern...Jump to post
The Brexit Party on 29 seats are now the largest single party in the European Parliament. and the most useless. And more important - they will be history before the end of this year. At least it is becoming clear the UK wants a hard Brexit. More fun to come ;-) I wonder if a hard-brexiter will dare...Jump to post
Apparently, there is a Brexit deal. No details are known yet. https://www.nu.nl/brexit/5570981/britse-regering-brexit-deal-rond.html And however good or bad the deal is, it will be shouted down by all the europhiles in this thread. ???? Strange. I'm fully Europhile, please tell me why I should shou...Jump to post
Fair enough. I prefer the term republic. Democracy to me means Athens and that isnt what we have. I'll leave it at yhat. Republic means that the head of state can be anybody from the people and not only some member of a royal family. Democracy means that the power is given by the people and not by ...Jump to post
You have all evidences here: https://www.google.com/search?q=brexit+nhs&sa=N&biw=1334&bih=604&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwiYuoyu4uHbAhUPLFAKHeMEAqg4ChCwBAg4 People voted for the brexit because of this campaign of lies. It's extremely easy to manipulate a crowd w...Jump to post
The last thing I heard from genius Trump (but he already said it before): if people had guns during the concert in the Bataclan in Paris, they could have stopped the terrorists. I'm puzzled. Is it allowed in the US to enter a concert with a hand gun, a machine gun, or a grenade ????? Of course not. ...Jump to post
I see pathetic attempts to defend Turmp's decision, but guys wake up ! Oil will continue to be cheap and available during a few decades at best, and then it will be OVER !!! The countries which will not have taken the renewable energy turn soon enough will be in deep problems. It's not only an ecolo...Jump to post
[quote="EA CO AS" I see. So in your estimation, someone not wanting to be part of a deal that requires vastly disparate levels of participation that benefit others at their expense is somehow lying, stupid, or removed from reality? It doesn't sound like you're interested in a deal that all...Jump to post
An historical mistake which will be remembered. The US will be left behind on renewable energy business by China and the EU.
Even oil companies have now understood that.
Let's change the title. "Trump likely not going to the end of his term." Actually it has been predicted from day 1 that the clown won't finish his presidency. I'm personally not so sure because it looks very difficult to impeach a president, but this guy is so special and unpredictable tha...Jump to post
It looks like we just avoided Voldemort ...
I've just seen the debate. Marine Lepen was really bad, even according to her supporters. She was smiling (and even laughing) all the time (with a scary smile) and didn't answer the questions. She looked very embarassed and was constantly looking for answers in her papers. More of that, she was very...Jump to post
I'm so scared now. People are becoming insane in several countries, and vote for clowns, idiots and dangerous extremists, and they also vote for division and isolationism (which they regret very soon after). Latest examples are US, UK, Turkey. If the economical situation doesn't improve very soon, w...Jump to post
Good days are coming! Let's make America great again! This slogan ("make America great again") is so ridiculous that I'm puzzled so many people have made it their new motto; 1) "America", that is the United States of A., is still the number 1 economy, number 1 military. Of cours...Jump to post
I've been to Strassbourg and the surrounding areas, it feels more German than French, the people speak German, the buildings, food and culture appear to be more German than French, too me it appears like one of those parts of Europe like South Tyrol which are part of one country when they really lo...Jump to post
I didn't vote at all, because I just can't as a Frenchman living in France :-) But if I could, I wouldn't have voted for Trump. And I was very scared and I barely could believe it when I heard he won. But since then, I've seen that he's doing like any other professional of politics, he's just landin...Jump to post
I suspect that Trump supporters will be very disappointed. He already changed his mind about the Obamacare. He also said very surprisingly that had great respect for Obama, after having said that he was the worst president ever, number 1 before Jimmy Carter. Well, it's common that politicians don't ...Jump to post
2707200X wrote:I think Joe Biden said it right: "Democrats have stopped talking to white, working-class voters". as quoted in the Washington Post.
That's a serious question. I mean, they didn't vote for the candidate who said the most sensible things, not for the candidate who respected women or minorities ... You open by saying you have a serious question, and then immediately in the next sentence expose your own prejudices. First of all, yo...Jump to post
BestWestern wrote:'Congratulations' to the silent majority of American racists, bigots and birthers. This is a bad day for Non WASP males.
Americans voted for Trump simply because few people really like Clinton, which makes sense considering what a corrupt member of the elite she is, while many people like Trump and his big promises. Voting against somebody isn't as big of a motivator for people to go vote than voting for somebody. In...Jump to post
If the US goes to shit internally, well, too bad, I didn't plan to go there and that won't change. Now I'm really wondering what will happen with commerce. Trump is against trade deals, I'm a typical French in being against them too, so no worries there. But if somehow many more protectionist measu...Jump to post
I mean, they didn't vote for the candidate who said the most sensible things, not for the candidate who respected women or minorities ... I believe you couldn't be more wrong. Personally, in all three of those categories he won my vote over Clinton. She has proven herself incapable of doing all thr...Jump to post
Now what ?
Awakening in reality.
A guy who cares only about his money, who insults women and foreigners, with zero experience in politics and diplomacy, with approximative knowledge in geopolitics has been elected.
It's unbelievable but it's a fact. And this guy will have the nuclear codes ...
That's a serious question. I mean, they didn't vote for the candidate who said the most sensible things, not for the candidate who respected women or minorities ... I believe many people wanted to vote for a candidate close to the workers, which is "funny" considering he's a republican bil...Jump to post
I think that we should refuse export licences for Airbus wings if the EU wants to get tough over trade. That would bring the whole Airbus project to a grinding halt. It would take years to set up a new wing manufacturing operation from scratch. Brilliant ! It was not enough to put your economy out ...Jump to post
No such pledge was made at all. Farage (who, incidentally is not even a member of Parliament as everyone knows, so whatever he says has no weight) said that the £350m saved from paying into the EU coffers *COULD* be used instead to fund the NHS. He never said it WILL be used, but the frothing remai...Jump to post
No she does not Well, you clearly have a different interpretation of the words "there's no need to rush" than I do. Her chief aide has just echoed her words. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... -aide-says Most EU leaders now recognize that British Prime Minister David Cameron can’...Jump to post
I'm puzzled by Boris Johnson's reaction: "Boris Johnson has said there is “no need for haste” and “nothing will change over the short-term” as he said the country should not immediately trigger Article 50 to start exit negotiations with the EU." WTF ? He made a hatred campaign against the ...Jump to post
2 things saddened me today a) A guy in the office shouting that we can now 'send them all back' and then turning to the German girls sitting next to him an saying 'Erm not you off course' b) Someone I know who has moved to Europe and only speaks English and has no intention of learning the local la...Jump to post