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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5359

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Let the free market decide, amiright? You sure are and we will see it when this boondoggle is over. High speed rail are generally preferrable to air travel whenever they are available, especially when the train trip is about ~1-4 hours long. I seriously doubt this, HSR works in countries like China...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Numbering Question
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Forum Numbering Question

Some off the shelf forum software have some default boards like "Announcement" and "General". If data from old forum were simply imported into the current platform, before deleting those default boards, then those default boards could have used number 1 and 2.

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5359

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Regarding Texas Central, that is another disappointing project I had high hopes for, especially since SWA did not fight it as they did with the previous DAL-HOU HSR attempt in the 90s (or was it the 80s?). SWA even endorsed it...........a little. Yet this project is showing they never had enough fu...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 514
Views: 30332

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

What I don't understand is why there is not a bigger investment to rollout and expand hydrogen powered vehicles. Both Honda and Toyota have in mostly Southern California. Hydrogen is the most abundant gas in the universe. It is used to power an electric engine so its clean and green. If more hydrog...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 7036

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/2205105388/

The last working metro line in Shanghai have suspended service indefinitely amid the virus.
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https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/2205105388/

The last working metro line in Shanghai have suspended service indefinitely amid the virus.

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5359

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

NIKV69 wrote:
Doesn't Southwest airlines serve all these areas? Seems like a lot of good money being wasted.

High speed rail are generally preferrable to air travel whenever they are available, especially when the train trip is about ~1-4 hours long.

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5359

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

IMO, the current plan to wander through the Central valley while connecting the Bay area with LA is quite similar to the reason Micky Mouse left Minnie Mouse. They lost a lot of support with that. It makes more sense than following 101 because more people live in the Central Valley and would make i...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 5359

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

This is a good read on the subject - https://www.cato.org/policy-analysis/high-speed-money-sink-why-united-states-should-not-spend-trillions-obsolete The Cato Institute is a Libertarian think tank, and the author of that article Randal O'Toole is heavily biased against passenger rail in the US. I'd...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Any ideas for a way out for Sri Lanka?

The problems with foods and fuels are glibal it just happen that Sri Lanka is among the weakest state in the world economically nowadays which cause they are now most affected by this. Short term it can only ask for aids, but other countries in the region are also facing different problems, economic...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 7036

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

https://twitter.com/badiucao/status/1523203600339587072 According to TV screenshot on the internet, it's now official policy that if someone in an apartment is infected, then others who live in other apartments in the same floor, or those who live in apartments along the same column above or below t...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union
Replies: 53
Views: 5091

Re: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union

Orban cares about Orban and maintaining power. Unfortunately, too many of the post-Iron Curtain era Hungarians associate Soviet-style "communism" with "left wing" and thus support a psychopath like him - so long as he lets them do some of their more "mainstream" "...

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by c933103
Tue May 10, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Groupon dying?
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: Is Groupon dying?

They quitted Hong Kong in 2017 and quitted Japan in 2020.

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by c933103
Mon May 09, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Let's face facts folks. This is a subject that no matter how much you try, you will not be able to change a person's mind, give up now. The November elections are going to hang on this. Whoever leaked this is in a world of trouble. Could they actually be criminally charged, or would the worst punis...

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by c933103
Sat May 07, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

bennett123 wrote:
For those arguing Pro Choice.

Is that legalised abortion up to birth?.

Reference:
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by c933103
Sat May 07, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

It's clearly a societal and not a scientific decision. Scientists can tell you when the heart starts beating, things like that. I'm not even sure there is an agreed opinion on what is life in general, is a virus alive ? I don't see why a court should decide either, it should be political. The US ad...

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by c933103
Sat May 07, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

There is no need to replace the population. With our technology and civilizational level, we could survive with 10 million people on the planet instead of 10 billion. And of course we would all have a much better life, and all other species too. The only downside would be a slower tech advancement ...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Why only speak about this and not the rest. I don't criticize anyone for getting an education, I got one too, my wife too. Just saying, that the population who doesn't seem to care about money or quality of life, those who are less educated are having more kids. I kind of think we should look more ...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

So you think the solution to the population pyramid, is to reduce "overly educated" education, and somehow make people less "egoistical", that people don't want to bear responsibility and inconvenience of having babies? How do you propose to make people having babies even if doi...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

By not giving blood to someone who needs a transfusion you are killing that person. By Not feeding a starving person you are killing that person By Not paying for medical intervention for an ill person who cannot afford it you are killing that person By Not giving shelter to a homeless person are y...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

There is no need to replace the population. With our technology and civilizational level, we could survive with 10 million people on the planet instead of 10 billion. And of course we would all have a much better life, and all other species too. The only downside would be a slower tech advancement ...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The future of earth’s civilization is looking into Asia and Africa. Countries that have a higher reproductive rate than 2, whats needed to keep the human race alive and not exctinct. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, we need to have excellent and amazing conditions to even consider the conti...

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by c933103
Fri May 06, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

So a couple observations: 1. The low count of educated women, is that a result of past denials of access to higher education? https://www.statista.com/statistics/184272/educational-attainment-of-college-diploma-or-higher-by-gender/ college educated rate for women is 38% but for men is 36%. So rathe...

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by c933103
Thu May 05, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Another way you know conservatives don't give a toss about "life" is that we already know what is required to bring down abortion rates, whether it's access to contraception, sex education, quality healthcare, family planning services, and domestic abuse prevention. All things the GOP str...

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by c933103
Thu May 05, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Another way you know conservatives don't give a toss about "life" is that we already know what is required to bring down abortion rates, whether it's access to contraception, sex education, quality healthcare, family planning services, and domestic abuse prevention. All things the GOP str...

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by c933103
Thu May 05, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Somewhat crap article actually - spends a lot of time talking about the language of Roe and then only mentions the following much later: Some experts say the political battle over abortion — which became a starkly partisan issue only beginning in the 1980s — was unavoidable, regardless of the legal...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Republicans of course are making a big deal about who, how and why this draft opinion was leaked, not so much as to what it says. https://www.npr.org/2022/05/03/1096389328/senate-republicans-zero-in-on-the-abortion-decision-leak-not-its-impact I am quite sure that they are angry at Politico that br...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

To everyone, the key thing that everyone needs to know and accept is that abortions will not stop because of any ruling. They will continue. And with the interconnected world we now have it will not be all that hard for anyone that does want one to have one. The shame is the misery that it can caus...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

You don't think that financial reasons, timing, don't like your partner, need to focus on other children, etc. aren't convivence reasons? BTW, its not about winning or losing, its about listening, learning, and growing. I guess that is lost on a lot of people. Convenience means being able to plug-i...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

I think we’re all getting too caught up in the legal fine print here. Let’s concentrate on the primary issue, we’re about to revert to a 1950s era of back alley abortions, coat hangars, women dying from unsafe procedures, more unwanted pregnancies, increased trauma for rape victims, and the potenti...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1855

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

I saw this yesterday - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11286314/ and the only thing I can say is I can very well see it happening exactly the way it has been shared. And the part about 'modern culture' or the part about literally don't look up and could happen in the U.S., the UK, and even India with ...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 7036

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

Shanghai found 58 cases of covid19 outside lockdown zones: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/setback-in-shanghai-as-new-covid-cases-reported-beyond-lockdown-beijing-carries-out-more-mass-testing/ar-AAWPqEi?ocid=uxbndlbing In Beijing (same link): While cases in Beijing have not surged upwards lik...

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by c933103
Wed May 04, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70861

Re: What happened to the 5G problem?

Same thing that happened with Y2K doomsday predictions? Y2K was mitigated through long and widespread awareness and efforts put into place to fix relevant programing codes in the few years in advance. This.. is now being deal with with band aid fixes rolled out in two weeks when the news come that ...

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by c933103
Tue May 03, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Susan Collins has released a statement stating that Gosuch and Kavanaugh were apparently not honest in their discussions during confrimation. What !! No !! These Justices's opinion on Roe v. Wade have obviously "evolved" since taking office... After all, The Clintons "evolved" o...

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by c933103
Tue May 03, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

It's a good point. This will certainly become THE rallying cry for a despondent Democratic voting block. Looking at the conservative response to today’s news it’s almost as if they are aware about the potential for this ruling to solidify mass support for Democrats at the midterms. Overturning Roe ...

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by c933103
Tue May 03, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 779
Views: 25257

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Who leaked it.... Liberal or Conservative Justice clerks??? NPR's commentary said they don't know, but if Conservatives leaked it, it is to soften the blow. If Liberals leaked it, it is too see if mobilized Public Outcry can possibly change a vote. I think that this is more likely, as Conservatives...

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by c933103
Tue May 03, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 59534

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapo ... dy-2625511
Singapore: Sinovac 2.4× as likely tp have breakthrough infection, 4.6× as likely to have severe case, against Delta.
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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapo ... dy-2625511
Singapore: Sinovac 2.4× as likely tp have breakthrough infection, 4.6× as likely to have severe case, against Delta.

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by c933103
Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 12207

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

Whether it is or isn't going on is irrelevant to just about everything, especially how a business is run. Conservatives have other platforms they can use if they don't like that one. All this 'story' really represents is what I said - a way for YT and other commentators to stoke outrage that pads t...

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by c933103
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CR929 deputy chief engineer died in Shanghai due to lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 4077

Re: CR929 deputy chief engineer died in Shanghai due to lockdown

jeffrey0032j wrote:
What happens to the program now that R is sanctioned? Continue it as the C929?

They need Russian expertise to avoid failing Western certification like ARJ21, C919, or MRJ.

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by c933103
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 12207

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

The explanation is a bunch of unverified conjecture from a YT channel that obviously loves to trigger people as their revenue model. I don’t see any video titles in their channel listing that are not histrionic. And even if there were ‘intentional manipulation’ happening within a private entity, is...

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by c933103
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 9843

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

I always thought Russia had a case for the former SSRs as well as Finland and Sweden not joining NATO. Gorbachev thought the same. But, Mr Putin, you are no Gorbachev. It is increasingly clear that Putin has wished war on the world. The world will respond. There are now almost as much ex-SSRs in th...

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by c933103
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do Russians think of Putin now?
Replies: 18
Views: 2445

Re: What do Russians think of Putin now?

Depends on which Russian you ask.
Russian isn't a hivemind.

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by c933103
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What selling platforms do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

Re: What selling platforms do you use?

This question is really localized... Would use different platforms depends on exactly where I am selling and what I am selling.

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by c933103
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022
Replies: 82
Views: 7036

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2022

TV news: As case count in Hong Kong passed the peak, it have been proposed for government to resume to old covid zero mode to coerce the virus through contact tracing and force quarantine of all infected individuals, to avoid wasting quarantine resources being put in place.

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by c933103
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 12207

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

When will people learn that Musk is as much of a silver spoon, fail up piece of garbage as Trump? In case Musk buy out the entire Twitter, then the entire platform will literally become his own private property. Whether it fail or not no longer matter to its former shareholders since they have alre...

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by c933103
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ex-Nissan/Renault chief Carlos Ghosn, face additional arrest warrant from France
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: ex-Nissan/Renault chief Carlos Ghosn, face additional arrest warrant from France

AFAIK France doesn't have an extradition treaty with Japan either, so I'm not sure why he can't leave Lebanon for France. I wouldn't be surprised if the French government, and even Renault, are glad he doesn't come, though, this is best buried for everyone... He can, but from the article he want to...

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by c933103
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 574
Views: 59534

Re: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/21/cdc-pan ... ategy.html
CDC do not currently endorse 4th dose for >50
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https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/21/cdc-pan ... ategy.html
CDC do not currently endorse 4th dose for >50

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by c933103
Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9793

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Looks like someone has gotten a hold of the banned textbooks. https://twitter.com/juddlegum/status/1517120717023846400 Looks like the corruption/ angle is on the table ot it would seem that the state is violating their own B.E.S.T statutes with blatant racism /// Edit https://popular.info/p/inside-...

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by c933103
Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Cargo cancelling PEK-NYC route?
Replies: 0
Views: 840

Air China Cargo cancelling PEK-NYC route?

According to report: https://www.bannedbook.org/bnews/zh-tw/headline/20220421/1722618.html At first, the news was being circulated on social media as a scanned announcement claiming the flight will be suspended from April 24 for political reason. But on the next day, Air China Cargo announced that t...

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by c933103
Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ex-Nissan/Renault chief Carlos Ghosn, face additional arrest warrant from France
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: ex-Nissan/Renault chief Carlos Ghosn, face additional arrest warrant from France

If he was in France there wouldn't be an arrest warrant, it would have been some kind of court order, and he would have been charged for various stuff. He would probably not be incarcerated as the charges aren't that severe, he would be quite likely to get a suspended sentence if convicted (and los...

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by c933103
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ex-Nissan/Renault chief Carlos Ghosn, face additional arrest warrant from France
Replies: 4
Views: 852

ex-Nissan/Renault chief Carlos Ghosn, face additional arrest warrant from France

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/22/business/france-arrest-warrant-carlos-ghosn.html According to the article, he was also suspicious about the French arrest warrant as it was issued "just two days before the French presidential election". He claim he want to "eventually" go to Fr...

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