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by tu204
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey strikes dozens of Syrian targets, 3 tanks and 1 helicopter after Syrian shelling kills 5 soldiers
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Turkey strikes dozens of Syrian targets, 3 tanks and 1 helicopter after Syrian shelling kills 5 soldiers

https://thedefensepost.com/2020/02/20/syria-russia-airstrikes-turkey-backed-rebels-idlib/ And in response Russian Su-24's from Hmeimim bombed some Turkish positions destroying some vehicles and a few Turkish troops on the ground. Too bad it is going this way. I had much more hopes that the relations...

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by tu204
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Egypt's population passes 100M, projected to hit 145M by 2030
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Egypt's population passes 100M, projected to hit 145M by 2030

Are any measures being taken to...ummm...promote "family planning"?

Egypt isn't that bad of a place, don't get me wrong. But right now they are at the limits, if not past, of the population that can be supported by their resources.

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by tu204
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4008

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

Oh boy, really, do you even know what you have written? And how ridiculous this sounds? If someone is tortured, you say: ok, no problem, the victim chose to be tortured. Or if a husband beats his wife: it is the wife's fault, she chose this. It is complete and utter bull. But thanks for laughing ou...

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by tu204
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4008

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

Sokes wrote:
Are there no Wahhabists in Syria which deserve our support?


Most of the ones you supported are either a couple feet under, changed sides or refugeed themselves to Europe :lol:

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by tu204
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Thousands of Years, Egypt Controlled the Nile. A New Dam Threatens That
Replies: 19
Views: 1282

Re: For Thousands of Years, Egypt Controlled the Nile. A New Dam Threatens That

What's the situation with South Sudan? When the treaty on Nile Water Usage was signed back in the day, the country didn't even exist. So their allocation is 0. Their capital Juba has no centralised electricity but the White Nile flowing through it and several locations where a small Hydroelectric pl...

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by tu204
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Re: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout

Yeah, why not support a prolonged war if it meant winning it in the end. Had Russia not interfered, migrants that maybe like to do a little droping and petty theft over at your place would be the least of your problems. You'd probably be a little scared to leave your house out of fear of getting kn...

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by tu204
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 4008

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

Get this person to the International Court of Justice, ASAP What humanity needs the most is some sort of court for “democracy supporters” - thanks to whom this bloodshed has started in 2011. And I hope we live up to that moment. Rewriting history again, are we? It was an uprise of the Syrians reque...

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by tu204
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Re: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout

So from your high horse you think it best for Syrians to continue living in a state of civil war? For how long, may I ask? One more year? Maybe 5 or 10? Reasons like this I am glad that the western regimes are losing influence in the world on a daily basis. You made a conclusion that someone far aw...

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by tu204
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Re: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout

I also have a better understanding of the situation than you through your propaganda that you call a media. Could you please prove how Dutch media is propaganda? If you can't you are just untrustworthy because you cannot back up any of your claims. If your understanding comes from Russian media, th...

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by tu204
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Re: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout

One thing is pretty clear: Big winners: Assad Iran Russia Big losers: Turkey US Kurds Don't forget the biggest group: Syrians! So from your high horse you think it best for Syrians to continue living in a state of civil war? For how long, may I ask? One more year? Maybe 5 or 10? Reasons like this I...

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by tu204
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey strikes dozens of Syrian targets, 3 tanks and 1 helicopter after Syrian shelling kills 5 soldiers
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Turkey strikes dozens of Syrian targets, 3 tanks and 1 helicopter after Syrian shelling kills 5 soldiers

This is the war that never ends... Yes, it goes on and on my friends... Also Erdogan is a democratically elected dictator, neither he nor Assad are "good guys". And the continuation of violence is definitely Erdogan's fault this time. I would disagree on blaming Erdogan. He is a controver...

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by tu204
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Re: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout

Congrats Assad regime and Putin regime and the Iranians. The Assad regime can continue to have their dictatorial fest. The Syrian people continue to suffer under the Assad regime. Now what lesson has Assad learned? He shot at protesters to start this off. They demanded a bit more freedom, not a lot...

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by tu204
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Re: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout

Congrats to Syrian forces and all allies! Let's hope that all "uninvited" foreign powers (invaders) get the hell out of the country and Syrians end this decade long black streak behind them. Also hope that Assad learned his lesson to keep this from repeating itself. Congrats Assad regime ...

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by tu204
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

What do you have to say to anrec's actual point other than your standard rant about Russian propaganda and lack of journalism? He actually provided actual links to Russian sources... Yeah... as if anyone other than Russian trolls apologists believe anything that comes from "Russian sources&quo...

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by tu204
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Re: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout

mad99 wrote:
Turkey is keeping this war going but providing weapons and back up for the jihadists. Maybe turkey will ship more to Libya, keep spreading the misery


Way too late for that mate. Turkey is already in pretty deep in Libya. Especially as of the New Year.

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by tu204
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company
Replies: 35
Views: 10344

Re: SkyKG leases Tu-204

cedarjet wrote:
Looks like they are indeed being delivered to Air Koryo to operate new routes to Dalian and Macau


Source?

Or are you thinking that this is a deal where Kyrgyzstan leases the aircraft and then re-leases them wet to Koryo?

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by tu204
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Re: Syrian civil war coming to an end as Assad forces surround town in Syria's last opposition holdout

Congrats to Syrian forces and all allies!

Let's hope that all "uninvited" foreign powers (invaders) get the hell out of the country and Syrians end this decade long black streak behind them.

Also hope that Assad learned his lesson to keep this from repeating itself.

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by tu204
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: An A320 Was “Nearly” Shot Down Over Syria
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: An A320 Was “Nearly” Shot Down Over Syria

According to the source, Israeli fighter jets had fired eight missiles at targets near Damascus early Thursday morning, and in response Syrian forces fired anti-aircraft missile defense systems. The Airbus A320 was almost caught in the middle of this. Russia is accusing the Israeli air force of usi...

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by tu204
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

He was bounced because he says what is going on in Russia and the Putin regime doesn't like it too much. The Putin regime likes yeah sayers like Marine Le Pen or the like. Any nation can do a similar thing - I gave you Egypt in 2011 as an example. And also - Russia tended to sanction those who init...

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by tu204
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

He is no "dude", he is a member of Parliament. Our parliament got invited, not the individuals. So by denying entry, a Member of the Dutch Parliament got denied, not just an individual. So in diplomatic circles, it is a slap in the face of The Netherlands. Do you have any opinion about th...

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by tu204
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry

Still trying to rewrite history I see. Don't feel like going into each of your foolish points, as you said yourself, you are missing quite a lot of knowledge. Where exactly am I rewriting history? Just because my view of the facts is different from yours doesn't mean I am "rewriting" anyt...

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by tu204
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Holodomor the forgotten genozide
Replies: 36
Views: 1346

Re: Holodomor the forgotten genozide

See, as Dutchy showed this Holodomor debate is being thrown out there for purely political purposes. Without bothering to look into the situation in the whole USSR at the time.

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by tu204
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9136

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

Crazy video. Plane on belly and everyone just chatting. Completely casual approach to evacuation. Not able to speak Russian, so not sure if Evacuation order was given. Evacuation apparently took place without input from Cabin Crew. That is one airline NOT to fly with. https://youtu.be/B4Hgk2sgNxs C...

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by tu204
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Holodomor the forgotten genozide
Replies: 36
Views: 1346

Re: Holodomor the forgotten genozide

Ok, last post was censored without an explanation. Cool. I went into more detail there, don't feel like that this time so I'll be a bit more brief. Anyhow: There is no genocide here. Tragedy, yes. Genocide - no. Genocide is the systematic annihilation of a group based on ethnicity, nationality or re...

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by tu204
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla disables software in used Model S after 3rd party sale
Replies: 40
Views: 1714

Re: Tesla disables software in used Model S after 3rd party sale

This is just BS. Retroactively disable features that were active on a car and charge $8k to re-enable? Get real.

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by tu204
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military may have shot down US drones off the Syrian Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: Reports of aircraft shot down over eastern Mediterranean

EDIT: The aircraft was actually a US drone. Mods move to military forum. https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russian-military-may-have-shot-down-us-drones-off-the-syrian-coast-media/ Your own link said it "could have been" a US drone. You state it as fact. Your narrative is showing... Co...

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by tu204
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293174

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

New development: Iran not sharing evidence from airline crash with Ukraine after audio leak: Iran official https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-investigation-idUSKBN1ZX0XM As far as I understand, audio recording of ATC has been leaked recently, where it is heard that everyone was aware of ...

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by tu204
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry

Still trying to rewrite history I see. Don't feel like going into each of your foolish points, as you said yourself, you are missing quite a lot of knowledge. Where exactly am I rewriting history? Just because my view of the facts is different from yours doesn't mean I am "rewriting" anyt...

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by tu204
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

So being critical on facts = unfriendly in your book. Interesting way to keep up friendships if that is your general attitude towards life. BTW The Netherlands is your second export market, so you might want to inform yourself a little better. And with the upcoming MH17 trail, your country has a ve...

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by tu204
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

Well your regime should worry more about your internal affairs and less about what goes on half a World away. Goes for other western regimes as well. If Putin and his cronies would stay "half a World away", that might be possible. Instead, they are determined to invade other sovereign cou...

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by tu204
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

While I believe that western regimes that are unfriendly towards Russia deserve the occasional proverbial slap in the face. However I would have put the Netherlands pretty far down the list. Not really that important of a country with few ties with Russia and your politicians keep generally quiet w...

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by tu204
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

1 - In my opinion, who comes into the country is purely up to that country. I have no clue who this dude is other than from the article posted here, so I can't really say much on this individual. However there's a fine blurred line between critics and meddling in internal affairs of another nation....

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by tu204
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 51717

Re: The Glorious Withdrawal from Northern Syria, 2019

As a consequence of the American withdraws, Idlib is under attack. The attackers are known, the consequences are predictable: large refugee streams towards Turkey (already 3,5million Syrian refugees), civilian deaths, hospitals bombed. Ah well, the pattern is well established in Syria. Syria Govern...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has the best leader today?
Replies: 51
Views: 1849

Re: Which country has the best leader today?

Stupid question really...

Obviously it's Dear Leader Kim Jong Un!

The TS should be ashamed of even asking such a question!

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by tu204
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

Talking shit about said country/people/leadership is usually more than enough to get refused entry. Let's be perfectly clear, he is not talking "shit", as you call it, about Russia. He is calling out the actions of the Putin regime for what it is. So what your government is doing, is send...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

Douma extended an invitation to the Dutch Parlement and then refused to let one Parlementariar in, do you have any opinion about that? Furthermore, why is this Parlementariar blacklisted? As far as I can see, his only crime is that he is critical about the Putin regime. And to be fair, I know him p...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry

That there is an unfriendly actions against Russia and is more than enough to land yourself on a blacklist in any developed country. No... being "unfriendly" - in the eyes of Putin and his cronies - only lands you on the blacklist for an autocratic state like Russia. Looks like some croni...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

Here is a link to the article: Chamber cancels working visit after Russian refusal of D66 employee Quoting the article: "For example, the D66 was at the cradle of the European human rights sanction regime". That there is an unfriendly actions against Russia and is more than enough to land...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan government in proposal with Airbus to supply Sudan-Air with 8 new aircrafts.
Replies: 14
Views: 2568

Re: Sudan government in proposal with Airbus to supply Sudan-Air with 8 new aircrafts.

Weren't they looking for 777s a couple years ago? Personally flown with and chatted with one of their station managers a year ago. Funny thing being that I was asked by the chief of security at a local airport to give him (and his wife) a lift if I had space on board. Had a nice chat, got a very de...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan government in proposal with Airbus to supply Sudan-Air with 8 new aircrafts.
Replies: 14
Views: 2568

Re: Sudan government in proposal with Airbus to supply Sudan-Air with 8 new aircrafts.

How about for a start they get their 2 A320's back in the air that from what I understand, they own outright?

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by tu204
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

Chamber cancels working visit after Russian refusal of D'66 MP     The House of Representatives has canceled a working visit to the Russian parliament. The standing committee of Foreign Affairs decided on Tuesday to cancel the trip after Monday it was announced that the Russian government has black...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

The correct decision of the Dutch Parlement not to go. It is not up to the Russian government - or any government - to determine who is in or out a Parliamentarian dedication. Ummm... it's entirely up to the inviting country to decide who does or does not enter the inviting country. yeah? Tell that...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

The correct decision of the Dutch Parlement not to go. It is not up to the Russian government - or any government - to determine who is in or out a Parliamentarian dedication. Ummm... it's entirely up to the inviting country to decide who does or does not enter the inviting country. Douma extended ...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia refuses Dutch MP entry
Replies: 78
Views: 2492

Re: Russia refuses Dutch MP entery

Chamber cancels working visit after Russian refusal of D'66 MP     The House of Representatives has canceled a working visit to the Russian parliament. The standing committee of Foreign Affairs decided on Tuesday to cancel the trip after Monday it was announced that the Russian government has black...

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by tu204
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Holocaust Remembrance Day Yesterday
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Holocaust Remembrance Day Yesterday

Also the anniversary of the end of the Leningrad Blockade. I remember in High School 15 years ago we had survivors come and tell us about how that went down. Unfathomable to me how one can survive on 150g of bread a day when that is my snack between lunch and dinner...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'
Replies: 42
Views: 2467

Re: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'

Don't get why people still fall for this one. Plenty of people out there that were deemed U.S. citizens after the IRS got on their asses that didn't even realize they were U.S. citizens and lived a few months of their lives in the U.S. trying to lose it and you've got people paying that much to get ...

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by tu204
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293174

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

Something else people here would find interesting: at least the newer TOR modifications are designed to target the "front" of the target, and not the "center of mass". Explains the damage to the underside of the cockpit. This feature was included because like proven during the Gu...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mutiny in Khartoum, Sudan
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Mutiny in Khartoum, Sudan

Just let him go. The guy (Omar) is 70+. He doesn't have much long left. I understand some people want him held accountable, but it's just going to prolong this matter. Put the past where it belongs, in the past and work towards the future. Omar al Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Cour...

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by tu204
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mutiny in Khartoum, Sudan
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Mutiny in Khartoum, Sudan

Just let him go. The guy (Omar) is 70+. He doesn't have much long left. I understand some people want him held accountable, but it's just going to prolong this matter.

Put the past where it belongs, in the past and work towards the future.

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by tu204
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL TU114 in 1967
Replies: 29
Views: 4692

Re: JAL TU114 in 1967

Interesting photos from japanese sites. https://jp.sputniknews.com/opinion/201704243566254/ According to the advertisement here in 1967 one way fares were: J - 787.50 Roubles / 875.00 Dollars Y - 484.80 Roubles / 538.60 Dollars. Is it just me, or those pretty damn high? Any comparisons with other f...

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