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by 94717
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The stolen adopted children from Chile
Replies: 24
Views: 50735

Re: The stolen adopted children from Chile

bennett123 wrote:
Kiwirob

Not sure that this excuses kidnapping infants and selling them.


Of course not. It seems like the church, health care system, government all was involved.

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by 94717
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The stolen adopted children from Chile
Replies: 24
Views: 50735

Re: The stolen adopted children from Chile

In Sweden and Chile this has been a major scandal the last few years; The children will likely have a better longer life in Sweden and Denmark than they would have in their home country. I know where I would prefer to live. Chile is an extreme classicist country. As upper middle class I lived like ...

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by 94717
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The stolen adopted children from Chile
Replies: 24
Views: 50735

Re: The stolen adopted children from Chile

I realized this when I got married to my wife born in 1968. Her mother was then in her 40s and my wife brother and sister 18 and 20 years older. Many considered that my wifes mother was actually her sister, while it was so common in that generation. 1960s, 1970s in Chile and until very recent a uppe...

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by 94717
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The stolen adopted children from Chile
Replies: 24
Views: 50735

Re: The stolen adopted children from Chile

Very interesting moral dilemma. Thanks for posting. About the mother of the adopted woman: "She worked as a live-in maid for a wealthy family, and aside from her employer, told no one of her pregnancy. She had been raised in the countryside with no formal education. She already had two childre...

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by 94717
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The stolen adopted children from Chile
Replies: 24
Views: 50735

The stolen adopted children from Chile

In Sweden and Chile this has been a major scandal the last few years; ------------------------- At two months old, Maria Diemar was flown to Sweden to be adopted. Years later, she tracked down her birth mother, who said her baby had been taken against her will. Now investigations are showing that sh...

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by 94717
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission Vaccination Strategy News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1526
Views: 111025

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I don't have an article in English but the CEO of the French branch of AstraZeneca was moaning at Davos that international cooperation about vaccines failed, I wonder if he was talking about his own company hoarding vaccines in the UK ? He got a nice call during the weekend with questions about whe...

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by 94717
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Today DE talks about Swexit; (79% of Swedes would vote for EU membership and only 14% against) ------------------------- EU on brink as Swexit calls mount: 'UK did all heavy lifting for non-euro states' EU leaders were warned of a major backlash from Sweden after Stockholm admitted the UK "did ...

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by 94717
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 222636

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

EU consider blocking exports to third countries of Vaccine if schedule of delivering is not kept up; -------------------------- The EU has threatened to block exports of coronavirus vaccines to countries outside the bloc such as Britain , after AstraZeneca was accused of failing to give a satisfacto...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4574

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

Once Europe has recolonialized North Africa, they will build tons of solar plants to power Europe (Electricity and Hydrogen). Perhaps marocco, libya and tunisia etc will use this to create a real non oil based economy with engineering universities and real jobs. I think EU would see great interest ...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

The Express is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. They can't even be consistent, moaning that Macron is blocking further EU enlargement : https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1382113/emmanuel-macron-news-eu-latest-block-countries-joining-brexit-spt?int_source=traffic.outbrain&int_medium=...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peak oil 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4574

Re: Peak oil 2019-2020

2020 was the year when renewable sources generated more electric power then oil and gas; --------------------- History made: Renewable energy surpassed fossil fuels for European electricity in 2020 The report, which has been tracking EU's power sector since 2015, found that renewables delivered 38% ...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Good luck to make any Exit in EU as it seems right now; France as example have 72% looking positive on their EU membership, not mention Swexit chance where Sweden see 79% positive view of its membership. By the way 57% of population of UK looks positive on EU. --------------------------- Of the 19 c...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

That is because they never understood the difference between tax and tariff. Tariff free does not mean a person from country A can freely order goods in country B, it only means he does not have to pay a tariff when the goods enter country A. The single market meant that you (as a private customer)...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I'm looking at opening a company to do some specific operations a bit easier than in my country. Not to avoid tax, I would still pay taxes here, but to avoid too much scrutiny (basically for small operations like me, having to do tons of paperwork is unsustainable). It's funny how pretty soon all t...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

If FTA was so much better for UK how bad would a "No deal" situation had been?

The more I see the less I understand...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

THe move that EU put UK tax heavens on black list seems to be moving things: Was this not the main reason for many rich to support Brexit to maintain the tax heavens? Now they push to clean their acts. -------------------------- Victor Bulmer-Thomas, a fellow at Chatham House and Caribbean expert, s...

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by 94717
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

GDB, looking from outside UK but from a Scandinavia having the same tendencies, with the difference that both Denmark and Sweden realized its weak position in Europe a long time ago I wonder if English politics and nationalism is a copy of the Danish one leading to the disaster of war 1856 close mak...

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by 94717
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Osborne writes about English nationalism; ------------------ Unleashing nationalism has made the future of the UK the central issue By unleashing English nationalism, Brexit has made the future of the UK the central political issue of the coming decade. Northern Ireland is already heading for the ex...

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by 94717
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

In an extraordinary twist to the Brexit saga, UK small businesses are being told by advisers working for the Department for International Trade (DIT) that the best way to circumvent border issues and VAT problems that have been piling up since 1 January is to register new firms within the EU single...

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by 94717
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

This sounds like the Norwegian experience; EU companies exporting to UK will probably end up the same way. ------------------- British businesses that export to the continent are being encouraged by government trade advisers to set up separate companies inside the EU in order to get around extra cha...

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by 94717
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Of course this go both ways. Maybe, maybe not. If the UK can't produce locally and needs imports anyway, then it might make imports easier for third countries. That would include the EU. That is what I mean by cutting both ways. UK and EU now has relation like EU and Canada and as I understand it s...

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by 94717
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Meanwhile, the number of sectors of the British economy that discovered they were somehow left out of the "zero tariff, zero quota" FTA with the EU is growing by the minute. After the public complaints by: fishermen potato seed producers musicians and pretty much anybody who imports goods...

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by 94717
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Meanwhile, the number of sectors of the British economy that discovered they were somehow left out of the "zero tariff, zero quota" FTA with the EU is growing by the minute. After the public complaints by: fishermen potato seed producers musicians and pretty much anybody who imports goods...

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by 94717
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Some good needs about Brexit too: Upon request by the European Parliament, the European Commission will start to explore ways for Scotland to rejoin the Erasmus student exchange programme. EU Commission President U. von der Leyen said she's exploring ways for bilateral talks on an arrangement betwe...

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by 94717
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

UK retailers are considering abandoning goods returned by EU customers, with some even thinking of burning them due to the cost and trouble of bringing them back into the country. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of online shoppers have been faced with additional customs and delivery charges costing up ...

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by 94717
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Wow things are becoming interesting again..... MEPs vote to add Channel and British Virgin Islands to tax haven blacklist UK overseas territories such as Cayman Islands also may lose protection once afforded by UK’s EU membership The European parliament is pushing for UK overseas territories includ...

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by 94717
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests
Replies: 58
Views: 5076

Re: German government concludes that Putin opponent Alexei Navalny was poisoned

Unauthorized rallies are planned for 50 Russian cities this Saturday. Putin seems to be getting worried: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/21/russia-threatens-arrests-prosecutions-for-promoting-navalny-protests-a72683 Is anyone really surprised from the autocratic Putin regime? Economically th...

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by 94717
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1915 Canakkale Bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 1584

Re: The 1915 Canakkale Bridge

I can only say as a Scandinavian bridges over the main straits around Europe changing realities of day to day business and lives dramatically.

People from Denmark now purchase houses and moves to Sweden and Swedes working in Denmark etc.

I hope one day I see bridges to Åland and Finland one day.

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by 94717
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

It seems like the ports in Wales are empty; IRISH lorry drivers are choosing to bypass Welsh ports to avoid filling out mountains of paperwork which is leaving Holyhead port, the second busiest port in the country, practically empty. Hauliers who typically travelled through the UK to enter mainland ...

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by 94717
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paris agreement
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: Paris agreement

The truth is that by skipping Paris USA made its industries in renewable coming 4 years if not more behind China and Europe.

The cheapest energy today is not coal nor gasoline.

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by 94717
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I want to say that this is just the Westminster government trying to start the next short-term culture war. If you look at Boris' government they thrive off of culture wars which the tabloid media can help them stoke whilst they objectively are absolutely hopeless at governing. As Coronavirus death...

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by 94717
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Seems the british government is preoccupied with the important stuff of the UK-EU relations... The UK has been insisting it will not give the EU ambassador to the UK, João Vale de Almeida, and his 25-strong mission the privileges and immunities afforded to diplomats under the Vienna Convention sinc...

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by 94717
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Meanwhile, even Brexiteers are now admitting there are massive problems with trade flows to the UK and within the UK to NI, but you've guessed it... they are blaming all of those on the EU. Now they say "the EU needs us to fail" by making trade as hard as possible (whereas it's just the s...

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by 94717
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Express view of traveling after Brexit; The new rules and expenses combined with the risk factors involved with the pandemic may cause a rise in staycations this summer, Mr Kevlin suggested. He said: “The rules will likely lead to the continued popularity of staycations. “Whereas before, travelling ...

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by 94717
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

SEXIT? It comes as more than half of Scots support independence, according to a new poll. The Survation poll, conducted on behalf of the pro-independence Scot Goes Pop blog, found that 51 percent of those questioned said Scotland should be independent while 49 percent said it should not. Before don'...

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by 94717
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

The IT department in the company where I work just took the decision to decrease office space because of changed working habits after Covid. How will London office market be effected of Brexit in combination with Covid? I consider that Stockholm my home town will have a bad office market the next y...

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by 94717
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

From my understanding such orders often got into the EU through the UK because the UK customs waived them through instead of doing the proper customs procedure. So now such businesses in the UK have no reason to exist. It also seems to be problems because haulers into UK do not want to pay the T1 f...

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by 94717
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

But Daltrey is a product of his generation. A 76 years grumpy old man who grew up with the myth that england won the second world war all by itself with no help whatsoever. Wait 30 years and we will see if england see its history in the same way. Even worse that generation believed tat the history ...

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by 94717
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I do find it a little ironic that Fishermen - who believed most enthusiastically the lies that Farage, Johnson etc sold them and advocated for an extreme brexit because of it - are currently the loudest critics of how things have turned out. Other business becoming vocal : touring artists. They sig...

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by 94717
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

The IT department in the company where I work just took the decision to decrease office space because of changed working habits after Covid. How will London office market be effected of Brexit in combination with Covid? I consider that Stockholm my home town will have a bad office market the next ye...

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by 94717
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

The battle of Financial Services is on; I think that this shows that EU will develop its financial industry in the speed as it feels is safe. But the long term direction is clear. I think that the negotiations EU UK regarding services later this year will follow this pattern with EU giving temporall...

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by 94717
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 222636

Re: Updated: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Well, vaccines, as I understand it, are certified by the WHO, and the WHO certificates are valid all over the world. This organization has competence all over the world. Therefore, it seems to me that the vaccination mark should be recognized in all countries. Just like the Yellow Fever vaccination...

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by 94717
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

And while the UK Gov is doing its very best to destroy British fisheries and distribution logistics, Brexit is also pushing the EU to bolster its financial infrastructure. The commission stepped up pressure on companies to move parts of their derivatives-clearing business from London to inside the ...

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by 94717
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system
Replies: 63
Views: 3516

Re: Can the USA make a "fraud free" voting system

Many countries had until recent an obligation as citizen to vote. I actually like that because it makes the population feel that they was part of the current regime not just someone else. That would also force USA as example to find ways to make people actually vote.What I read and understand there ...

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by 94717
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tunnel Planned Under Gibraltar Strait
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

Re: Tunnel Planned Under Gibraltar Strait

This connection would be by the mercy of Spain. Most traffic will be Spain / EU bound and major custom checks needed.

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by 94717
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Well if nothing else direct ferry routes have been added to bypass the UK, so that alone means traffic will not be back at the same level. It is a joke that is probably closer to the truth then most people realize. If there already is a admin mess with current level - empty ferries - how will it so...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I still wonder if when traffic in Dover will come back to normal levels.

If not it means that business UK EU has changed forever, if id do come back the admin obstacles will mean a mess.

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by 94717
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Probably time for a new thread. I would see something like a few of the more technical data driven threads in civil aviation. A lot of us would appreciate the 'nuts and bolts' of how trade is being handled, mishandled, and accommodated. It will be a while before the figures for Q1 or even for Janua...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38998

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Probably time for a new thread. I would see something like a few of the more technical data driven threads in civil aviation. A lot of us would appreciate the 'nuts and bolts' of how trade is being handled, mishandled, and accommodated. I totally agree. I would like to talk about problems that not ...

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by 94717
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing leaving Everett?
Replies: 44
Views: 8820

Re: Boeing leaving Everett after +100 years ?

Boeing still do not seems to understand that corporate message will not beat Airbus. I work in one truck brand managed by engineers supported by economy people. Both are important but long term the customer will buy the product based on the product quality and features with financial services as add...

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