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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2310

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

https://carnewschina.com/2022/03/14/ora-punk-cat-chinese-ev-is-a-volkswagens-nightmare/ https://carnewschina.com/2022/01/12/ora-ballet-cat-is-cooler-than-the-volkswagen-beetle-ever-was-and-more-practical-and-electric-and-faster/ https://jalopnik.com/that-chinese-electric-classic-vw-beetle-knockoff-...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 23627

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Would you mind providing sources citing the court filings to back up that claim? I actually gave you better than that, did you see the video or see the Altman-z score. Where are they making money, only in China, elsewhere they are in a loss. And those numbers and everything that Sandy pulled out wa...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

112 Gripes About the French It is a handbook written by the United States military and given to enlisted personnel arriving in France after the Liberation. At the end of the Wikipedia page their is a link to pdf (scan of the handbook), it is worth a read (69 small pages) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I don't have access to this Reuters article but the title seems a bit misleading given that Germany has announced today that they would end importing Russian coal by fall. Should we understand that Germany has objected to an immediate ban of Russian coal? For the record: https://www.euronews.com/20...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Even in World War 2, many of the north-Indian businessmen sided with the fascists and made billions of rupees. Just like the Vietminh sided with the Russian to gain independence from the French. The history of SE Asia would be much different if the US see the Vietminh as nationalist as opposed to C...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Not only is India on the wrong side, but they are also on the weak side, as Russia's shortcomings have been exposed. While I agree it's a miscalculation on the part of the Indians, I can see the internal logic and the bet that any secondary sanctions on Indian concerns will be window dressing. What...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Somebody asked from the Indian perspective. It is complex why India chose to side with the Russians. So let me give some of the reasons they chose as an Indian. 1. Historically, Russia has helped India a number of times. 2. In the 2014 elections that were held in India, there is a suspicion that Ru...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Somebody asked from the Indian perspective. It is complex why India chose to side with the Russians. So let me give some of the reasons they chose as an Indian. 1. Historically, Russia has helped India a number of times. 2. In the 2014 elections that were held in India, there is a suspicion that Ru...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 23627

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The US, Australia and Canada will not allow Chinese EV's to have anything more than a tiny fraction of such a strategic industry. If that weren't so, they would already have a significant percentage of the market. Plus tariffs would be 30% or more (as on Chinese solar panels) More and more, China i...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Somebody asked from the Indian perspective. It is complex why India chose to side with the Russians. So let me give some of the reasons they chose as an Indian. 1. Historically, Russia has helped India a number of times. 2. In the 2014 elections that were held in India, there is a suspicion that Rus...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 23627

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

And mind you, all the auto companies of the U.S. are bankrupt except for Tesla… Would you mind providing sources citing the court filings to back up that claim? I actually gave you better than that, did you see the video or see the Altman-z score. Where are they making money, only in China, elsewhe...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What Western politicians need immediately is to be muzzled. Really. This third-rate "play by play", leak after leak account of how "Putin is losing his nerve", "Russian troops are inept", "Another Oligarch turns on Putin", "Finger-pointing inside the Kre...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 23627

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The US, Australia and Canada will not allow Chinese EV's to have anything more than a tiny fraction of such a strategic industry. If that weren't so, they would already have a significant percentage of the market. Plus tariffs would be 30% or more (as on Chinese solar panels) More and more, China i...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 23627

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Was reading an excerpt of this today, seems the fossil fuel car manufacturing industry can't pay its workers enough - https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2022/03/15/michigan-auto-industry-hiring-labor-shortage/9417596002/ Meanwhile, the Chinese EVs are about to hit the U.S. Australia, and other m...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 185
Views: 21862

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

The Chinese C919 program - https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2022-02-11/china-plays-long-game-c919-development Another take on the C919 - https://www.businessinsider.in/thelife/news/china-is-hoping-to-begin-deliveries-of-its-first-mainline-airliner-soon-hereaposs-how-the-jet-comp...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 185
Views: 21862

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Adding to the above, we would need 5000 odd pilots, about 10k FA's and all kinds of service personnel. China has been running its pilot program for 5-6 years now. We haven't. This was also disclosed or shared on the recent China Airlines where there were 4 pilots, The Chinese are looking to make mor...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 185
Views: 21862

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Came across this today - https://www.livemint.com/news/india/indian-airlines-will-need-2-100-new-aircraft-over-next-20-years-airbus-11648108017099.html Now while I can't predict what will happen 20 years down the line, can predict say 2-3 years which I have said above. Domestically, we will run, but...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 90768

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Those who have worked in professional settings have seen more often than not that many instructions are given orally and if you ask them to put it into writing or email they think you are a bureaucratic stickler or something akin to that. And those who want to pursue a grey/illegal agenda, why will...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 8695

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

From the discussion above, ALP seems to be Albanese Labor Party. I am guessing Albanese is either a religion or a community or a popular region in Australia. Did know that Mr. Morisson bought coal to the parliament. And this is when world-over people and Governments are moving away from fossil fuels...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worldometers reports USA 1 million dead from Covid 19
Replies: 20
Views: 1429

Re: Worldometers reports USA 1 million dead from Covid 19

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ Worldometers have been reported and shown in the USA to have crossed the milestone of 1 million deaths. Not a milestone to be proud of. While browsing others countries' average percentage rate of Covid deaths per million the USA isn’t the worst ...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 90768

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Boeing left Forkner out to dry. The big guys at Boeing conveniently dipped into company funds to buy a no prosecution deal to the tune of 2.5 Billion, while Forkner was left with no Company support and probably is in debt up to his eyeballs from legal expenses. IMHO justice prevailed in this case. ...

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freakyrat wrote:
A jury has found former Boeing Test Pilot Not Guilty on four counts of Fraud.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/boeing-tes ... iving-faa/


So it seems the whole thing was a big sham :(

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 90768

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

“In an attempt to save Boeing money, Forkner allegedly withheld critical information from regulators,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Chad E. Meacham for the Northern District of Texas. “His callous choice to mislead the FAA hampered the agency’s ability to protect the flying public and left pilots in t...

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1164
Views: 422047

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Good news. I was really concerned they would try to do this on their own and-depending on what they would find- we would never learn the true reason for this crash. So really good news in these times where there are not so many good news… Might just be symbolic. We’ll see how much they let the NTSB...

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1164
Views: 422047

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Thoughts on if China ask Boeing to get involved or ask the NTSB for any assistance? Knowing how the Chinese operate after having lived there a few years, and observing how they handled CO-VID inspections, Boeing and NTSB won't get within 5000 miles of this investigation. If there is any possibility...

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3621

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

She got in just as North Sea revenues were coming in, whoever was in power had a one-off opportunity not to nationalize but the plan to jack interest rates and back a high-value £ was deliberate to ‘bring people in line with the mass unemployment. They said it was all due to the unions who it was h...

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7040

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

The above issue illustrates the issue and each person brings with them a complex personality. To put it down to genetics or any simple solution is not understanding the problem at all. And unless we sit down and talk with the people in context to really listen to what they are saying, we won't find ...

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3621

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

Agreed. And from what little I know of the 70s and 80s wasn't that Margaret Thatcher through her policies butchered a whole lot of manufacturing in the UK. The way things seem to be going, perhaps the UK will again be called the sick man of Europe :( Not really correct British manufacturing was alr...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I think Russia will sooner or later Ago chemical irrespective of whatever Ukraine does and still make an excuse about what Ukraine did. If instead of country-state if they were two people, you would say 'blaming the victim'. The only thing, in that case, is what reaction can Ukraine give. And I don'...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 490
Views: 28306

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

With reference to Canada, it will be similar to countries like India and other third-world countries that won't enjoy energy independence and it will fill some despot's pockets but then who cares. All depends on who sits in Parliament and Provincial Legislatures - some invest more into homegrown oi...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 490
Views: 28306

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I have shared Shell's own scientist's experiments in 1988 that tell how climate change will happen - You've brought this up in another thread and I made my comments in reference to it there. Back to topic, gas prices remain around the $2/L mark here in Metro Van. Our Provincial Government is suppos...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 490
Views: 28306

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I looked at the numbers on the internet - they are are all over the place. 1 million to 9 million deaths. People do die from CO2 poisoning from a bad furnace and leaky car exhausts in garages. But other than that, I have yet to know a single person in my 65 years whose death certificate listed the ...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 490
Views: 28306

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

It has made it clear to absolutely no one. Fossil fuels has killed 10-20 times the amount killed in ukraine while the war has been going on. In fact, fossil fuels kills people faster than the Holocaust did. With a low estimate from the WHO at 3 million people per year. You have a total lack of unde...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 490
Views: 28306

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

It has made it clear to absolutely no one. Fossil fuels have killed 10-20 times the amount killed in Ukraine while the war has been going on. In fact, fossil fuels kill people faster than the Holocaust did. With a low estimate from the WHO at 3 million people per year. You have a total lack of unde...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

100 or so at the very least should have been NATO permanent members but sadly this is not the case. Did you rule out the Pacific region as it has its own defense pact, SEATO? There is no apparent need for a defense pact in Central/South America as there is yet no common trust, nor common security c...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1164
Views: 422047

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Was watching local news in China and the CAAC released more information this evening during the first press event hosted by the joint investigation team under the State Department: The flight entered the Guangzhou ACC (not sure about my translation, please bear with me) at 14:05 CST, and the traffi...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It was mentioned in another forum that Putin had failed to clearly give examples as to why NATO or its expansion, was a threat specifically aimed at Russia, or a subterfuge for US dominance of Europe. Did NATO ever specifically deliate their "basic purpose" after 1991? NATO's actions in t...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 490
Views: 28306

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

The last few months have made it clear to everybody who can fog a mirror that renewables are nowhere near ready for prime time and that disincentivizing investment in fossil fuels has been a huge mistake. This crisis could be renewable’s time to shine, but they’ve got nothing for us. Rising inflati...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 490
Views: 28306

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

The article states that well's being drilled now are less productive than earlier ones because the best sites were drilled earlier. Happens to every oil field. We (the US) just need to open new areas to fracking - NY state comes to mind, North East Ohio too. Renewables are available but are suddenl...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3621

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

Saw this, the amount of disconnect is Wow :( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWCpM9NfiBI She’s just massively thick and nasty, prerequisites for this lot, look at others like Patel, Raab and of course he who calls himself the ‘Big Dog’. This one was interviewed this morning, one of the interviewers...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 490
Views: 28306

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

The article states that well's being drilled now are less productive than earlier ones because the best sites were drilled earlier. Happens to every oil field. We (the US) just need to open new areas to fracking - NY state comes to mind, North East Ohio too. Renewables are available but are suddenl...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5566
Views: 359773

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The income per capita in the peripheral areas of the EU (most of Spain and Portugal, the southern half of Italy, most of Bulgaria, Romania and Greece) is really low. Being part of the EU has given them nice infrastructures but that's about it. Far more than just "nice infrastructures". So...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 43358

Re: Downfall: The case against Boeing.

Have to say that Downfall was one of the worst aviation documentaries I've seen in a long time. Of course, Boeing was primarily at fault and I'm not trying to dismiss that. But to put the focus of the film on the victims of the families is just cheap and lazy filmmaking, playing for the audience sy...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7040

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

I do however think you’re underplaying just how unhinged trans discourse has become on the far left. Because there is not an unhinged to underplay. Fratricidal would be a more accurate term, as there is a lot of lateral shooting in those spaces. This is unhealthy in its own regard and will be enoug...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 185
Views: 21862

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Anyone have any insight on how the new terminal in BLR is progressing? It’s hard to find any current info (or I’m looking in the wrong places!!). Slow progress, BIAL keep saying that the terminal will open Q3 2022, but very unlikely. There seems to be lot of work left as you can see from the latest...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7040

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

If we don't penalize Ethiopians or Kenyans as they have certain characteristics that make them ideal for long-term running/swimming etc. then we can't penalize them the same. https://www.runnerstribe.com/news/the-greatest-long-distance-runners-of-all-time/ There is no scientific basis for Kenyans a...

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by pune
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3621

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

According to The Guardian, the new Indian crews are being paid £1.80 ($2.38) an hour. Absolutely shocking if true! https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/21/replacements-for-po-ferries-crew-paid-180-an-hour-unions-say?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other And what is the minimum wage for the same in th...

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by pune
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7040

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

And the science still firmly states biology is fixed, it does not change if you change your gender. Transwomen do no need pap smear tests they need there prostate checked, that will never change. Are you absolutely sure about that? https://blog.apicha.org/what-to-know-about-hpv-cervical-cancer-bein...

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by pune
Mon Mar 21, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7040

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

From what little I understand it isn't just a biological issue but also an emotional issue. How you think about what sex you are and how comfortable you are with your sexuality is part and parcel of it. There probably are also bisexual people (who prefer both men and women as sexual partners) that ...

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