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by Dano1977
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police act brutal against referendum voters in Catalonia, Spain
Replies: 183
Views: 5107

Re: Police act brutal against referendum voters in Catalonia, Spain

Apparently this was a coup against Spanish democracy, and a coup against Europe.

According to Ramon Luis Valcarcel, who is apparently a Vice President of the European Parliament.

Pure and simple, this was police brutality and could of been handled far better!

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by Dano1977
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

"Asked whether his opposition applied in cases of pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, he replied: "I'm afraid so." Define resident nostalgics.... :sick: As long as his personal religious views are not regarded as government policy...... Politicians are actually people who were...

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by Dano1977
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

I wouldn't want him as a PM, but I can see why his views would appeal to our resident nostalgics. "Asked whether his opposition applied in cases of pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, he replied: "I'm afraid so." Define resident nostalgics.... :sick: Listening to Radio 4 in th...

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by Dano1977
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joel Osteen gets ripped
Replies: 47
Views: 1785

Re: Joel Osteen gets ripped

A few years ago, I did a days consultancy work at one of the mega churches here in the U.K. All the top people within the church, were driving Lexus 430's, lunch was provided everyday by contract caterers, and we are not talking soggy cheese sandwiches either. Yet the main funding from the church ca...

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by Dano1977
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Almost as plausible as that £350m to the NHS every week.... Not remotely so. Those 350 Million where never available to go to the NHS Those bankers really do have to move, and so does the ~1 to 1.8 Trillion EUR/Year in Business.. best regards Thomas https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-econom...

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by Dano1977
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Ahh the old banking argument...

Almost as plausible as that £350m to the NHS every week....

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by Dano1977
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

First of all, there is no number on the document, which has been publicly available for two months and a half now. You could have just googled it. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/essential-principles-financial_settlement_en_2.pdf It is an itemised list of commitments. It ...

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by Dano1977
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

There is no financial obligation that doesn't fit on one sheet. Balance sheets don't need small print like contracts. Best regards Thomas I expected more that the 4 sheets of paper. Sheet 1 Title page Sheet 2 YOU OWE US 100Billion Sheet 3 NO NEGOTIATION AND NO TRADE BEFORE PONYING UP Sheet 4. Inten...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

The demand apparently came on 4 sheets of A4 paper. - I had more paperwork when I bought my house, and that didn't cost €100 billion - the paperwork filled two lever arch files. There is no financial obligation that doesn't fit on one sheet. Balance sheets don't need small print like contracts. Bes...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

We reject the €100 billion bill. EU Brexit negotiators were left “flabbergasted” after their British counterparts launched a legal deconstruction of the so-called “Brexit bill” Wednesday as the Brussels talks headed for an increasingly acrimonious impasse, EU sources have told The Telegraph. Britis...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

We reject the €100 billion bill. EU Brexit negotiators were left “flabbergasted” after their British counterparts launched a legal deconstruction of the so-called “Brexit bill” Wednesday as the Brussels talks headed for an increasingly acrimonious impasse, EU sources have told The Telegraph. British...

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by Dano1977
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

seahawk wrote:
Most Germans would leave the EU when given a choice. But that does not mean that they will support a special deal for the UK.


We don't want a special deal - We want a non punitive fair deal.

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by Dano1977
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Still peddling the old NHS line.... Change your playlist on the MP3!!! You need a safe space to protect your feeling's from being hurt by being reminded how easily you got suckered? Best regards Thomas Nah.... How ever, arriving back from Berlin last night, I couldn't believe how many Germans said ...

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by Dano1977
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

In this context, since the mood of the country before the vote was to reject the Norway model, why bring it up again? That doesn´t remove the inconsistency from your post, it rather reinforced it. Why bring it up again? Because the government lied to its voters, telling them they can have all the g...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

The British position should be clear, not one penny after the Brexit to the cleptocrats in Brussels. Whatever it costs. You/They should have should have thought about that before signing commitments. And before asking for "nice deals" when there is no intention of meeting such signed comm...

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by Dano1977
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

I'm hinting at the fact that "first by the post" isn't the definition of democracy. Does he listen to his constituents that don't agree with him ? In France it's not much better, but there is hope as reform is coming. JRM, is very highly regarded by his constituents. In the 3 elections he...

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by Dano1977
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Here is the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP view of the EU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUKjTPPcOdQ Just a shame he is a back bench MP, but he is my tip for a future PM Doesn't he see a problem with democracy in the UK itself, with people voting Brexit while MPs were/are overwhelmingly against it ? Y...

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by Dano1977
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Here is the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP view of the EU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUKjTPPcOdQ Just a shame he is a back bench MP, but he is my tip for a future PM With that sort of people in the UK parliament it is disaster that we still have to wait up to 18 months to get rid of the UK in the ...

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by Dano1977
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Here is the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP view of the EU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUKjTPPcOdQ Just a shame he is a back bench MP, but he is my tip for a future PM With that sort of people in the UK parliament it is disaster that we still have to wait up to 18 months to get rid of the UK in the ...

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by Dano1977
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUKjTPPcOdQ

Just a shame he is a back bench MP, but he is my tip for a future PM
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Here is the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP view of the EU.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUKjTPPcOdQ

Just a shame he is a back bench MP, but he is my tip for a future PM

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9
Replies: 60
Views: 12367

Re: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9

Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9 I hope the airline is paying the dead man's estate. Doubtful. UK has some of the loosest personality/likeness laws out there. From what I understand, the standard is "commercial exploitation," but that's a rather difficult threshold to pro...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Off Topic - When Idi Amin His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular was on a nasty ethnic cleansing in Uga...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

EU will agree to something quite extraordinary: that a 500km external EU border with more than 200 crossing points will be effectively unpoliced. Well, it will still be a better state of affairs than the Mediterranean won't it? The Mediterranean is international waters, not remotely comparable to t...

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by Dano1977
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

the delusion keeps going on .... After finally somehow accepting that they can have all four freedoms of the common market or none of them, they now try to get temporary access to the common market, but not temporarily stay in the EU...... https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/14/theresa-ma...

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by Dano1977
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: On this day 13th August 1940.
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: On this day 13th August 1940.

The keystone of the British defence. The keystone of the British defence was to be an island. Why do you think nazi forces stopped in Dunkerque? Hard to make tanks swim maybe? I also thought it was Goerings insistence to the Jumped up Corporal to let the Luftwaffe finish off the BEF at Dunkirk An i...

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by Dano1977
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: On this day 13th August 1940.
Replies: 4
Views: 588

On this day 13th August 1940.

After the embarrassment of the Dunkirk evacuation, where the BEF had to rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk by a flotilla of civilian sailing ships and working boats. The Germans commenced Adlertag. Luftwaffe directive No 17 "For the conduct of air and naval warfare against England" "...

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by Dano1977
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Which is still less than Manchester City spent on defence this year. If I were to weigh in on this I would say why should it matter that they are spending less than Manchester City, equivalence only goes so far, my issue would be whether what they are presently doing is efficient and could be done ...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Now if we could just get them to have only 1 building and not 2.... And yes everybody - except for the French - agrees on that, but it is still so minuscule......... So I must conclude that your only aim is to discredit the EU and not to start a serious discussion in which you are going to contribu...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Now if we could just get them to have only 1 building and not 2....

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

6% of the annual budget is the cost of administration. That is one of the most puzzling misconceptions about the EU in any case, that it is a bureaucratic monster, while the European Comission, that runs much of a continent of 500 million people, has about the size of the number of public servants ...

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by Dano1977
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

From the numbers in your quotes you only get to half a mill if you include junckers annual salery. If it is the total, 500k/261 trips is less than 2000 euro per trip. That is not unreasonable since some trips will get expensive due to scheduling. Not really more than business trips of upper managem...

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by Dano1977
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

In other news.... 500,000Euro spent in January and February 2016 on travel. From the numbers in your quotes you only get to half a mill if you include junckers annual salery. If it is the total, 500k/261 trips is less than 2000 euro per trip. That is not unreasonable since some trips will get expen...

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by Dano1977
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

In other news.... 500,000Euro spent in January and February 2016 on travel. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker includes an astonishing €27,000 bill for a two-day trip to Rome on a private jet. Juncker, based in Brussels, also claimed nearly €2000 for a one night trip to Berlin (a single ticket...

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by Dano1977
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

So you would prefer we just walk away and pay nothing? if getting you to pay requires violating any EU principles, yes. I very much prefer that. Of course there are “competing interpretations”.on what is owed. Of course there are, which is fine,. But ultimately that is an accountants job, not a pol...

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by Dano1977
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alfa Romeo Giulia
Replies: 36
Views: 2974

Re: Alfa Romeo Giulia

I hope Alfa has improved its build quality...

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by Dano1977
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Looks like UK is willing to offer up to 40billion Euro for the divorce bill as against demand of 60billion from EU. However, this is conditional on a trade agreement being finalized. they don´t get the concept of "obligations first" i presume. they do know how to make negotiations long an...

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by Dano1977
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transcripts of Trump's Conversations with Mexico and Australia Leaked
Replies: 53
Views: 2417

Re: Transcripts of Trump's Conversations with Mexico and Australia Leaked

The most shocking thing about the transcripts is incapacity to hold a intellectually cogent conversation with other world leaders. Never mind a conversation , Trump can't string a single intellectually cogent sentence together! Well Turnbull (Australia's biggest waffler) cant even put 2 words toget...

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by Dano1977
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B788 flies for 9 hours despite lightning strike; aircraft grounded for a week
Replies: 38
Views: 12689

Re: British Airways B788 flies for 9 hours despite lightning strike; aircraft grounded for a week

LAX772LR wrote:
The inaugural LHR-AUS service was struck by lightning at takeoff too, and continued on.

Funnily enough, it's flight 191, the "cursed" flight number.



What is the story behind that then?

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by Dano1977
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16035

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

Ref to the fishing....

What is it the EU keep telling the U.K.

Sorry guys, you can't cherry pick the bits of the UK's EU membership you like!

who cares about Dutch fisherman......

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by Dano1977
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17858

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Who are they? Apart from Rowan Atkinson, I don't know any of these actors and neither will 99% of none-Brits on international flights. Apart from the Mr. Bean coin thing at the end, I didn't get where the humor is? You're trolling right? You don't know Gordon Ramsey or Gillian Anderson or Ian McKel...

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by Dano1977
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for a New Car
Replies: 98
Views: 5606

Re: Looking for a New Car

I've just picked up a Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Very nice car,

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by Dano1977
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4
Replies: 304
Views: 29541

Re: Cruise Ship Thread Part 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzKeVvfOqxA

It's about the cancelled Carnival Pinnacle project. looked like an interesting project.
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I'm bored at work and been looking through Youtube for inspiration on a project I'm working on and stumbled across this..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzKeVvfOqxA

It's about the cancelled Carnival Pinnacle project. looked like an interesting project.

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by Dano1977
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 4092

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

Europe British Airways Virgin British Midland Orion Air 2000/First Choice Britannia/Thomson/TUI British Island Airways Dan Air Air Europe Monarch Ryanair Easyjet TAP Air France Lufthansa KLM Cyprus Airways Swiss North America Pan-Am US-Air Air Canada American United Asia Singapore Airlines Thai NOK ...

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by Dano1977
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of owning and operating a light Single/twin
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: Cost of owning and operating a light Single/twin

This is going back some years. My father, and a friend used to own a Piper PA28 Cherokee 140. from 1994-2000. They calculated that around £35-40 per hour (as a price comparison the flight school used to rent out C152's at £90 per hour. Each member was billed every month for flight time, the money us...

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by Dano1977
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative

You can throttle down nuclear plants (making them less efficient in the process) but shutting them down is avoided. I think I'm correct in saying, that any power that France does not use, the surplus power goes via the French ICT and used in the UK national grid. Mainly used in the summer, when Fra...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6848

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Corbyn had nothing to lose so promised a giveaway that he knew wasn't funded or he'd be in a position to deliver........and suckers fell for it. He still didn't win. Uh, all of Labours manifesto was funded - did you miss the boatload of additional taxation that was included...? Meanwhile, the Torie...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6848

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Corbyn had nothing to lose so promised a giveaway that he knew wasn't funded or he'd be in a position to deliver........and suckers fell for it. He still didn't win. Uh, all of Labours manifesto was funded - did you miss the boatload of additional taxation that was included...? Meanwhile, the Torie...

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by Dano1977
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6848

Re: United Kingdom General Election

To misquote and paraphrase Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, That was a close run thing. Corbyn the labour leader was basically promising unicorns to the youth of today with free university tuition*, and promising to wipe out student debt of current students, along with many other "Cost...

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by Dano1977
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6848

Re: United Kingdom General Election

District system is always more difficult to poll. But the general trend seems to be Labor is raising and Conservatives are falling a bit. So it is going to be much closer than anticipated by mrs. May when she called for elections. Interesting times, indeed. The conservatives seem to be pulling all ...

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