Maybe the Pakistani government will stop playing with fire with the religious nutjobs...Jump to post
The US might finally become a multi-party democracy.Jump to post
Banks used to send me new chequebooks every couple of years even though I still had plenty so at some point I had like 10 full books it was ridiculous. And most of them the "wrong" type : attached lengthwise at the top instead of to the short side.Jump to post
About having a stash somewhere, it's easily done with crypto, of course. As for the pace of the justice system, first there needs to be a thorough investigation. If this was France it would take at least 5 years, even if as high profile as involving a former president of the country. US justice is l...Jump to post
Because I don’t have kids and no plans to, I rarely concern myself with school stuff. As such, I’m not sure if this has come up, but what would happen if a male teacher in a country school district came dressed in drag? You mean like this : https://unherd.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/kayla-1024x5...Jump to post
Here in France old people use them a lot. Never queue behind an old person at the supermarket or you'll get to see a check being retrieved, filled, etc., in slow motion. I use them rarely but there are still occasions for them, although there is a bit of a chicken and egg issue with that as most peo...Jump to post
Yes. I support the abolition of the monarchy, all titles, all nobility, worldwide. Not realistic if you ask me, as it proves to be extremely difficult to eradicate this. I used to work with a French engineer with aristocratic roots and hIs name card still revealed his background. When I asked him w...Jump to post
Well the USVI exists to provide such dodgy banking services so the AG was in the wrong job if she wanted to fight against that. Also saying that the bank shouldn't have provided Epstein with its services for rich people because he was convicted is disingenuous, he did the time. On the other hand loo...Jump to post
Aside from the political side of it, the guy is basically causing trouble amongst colleagues. Isn't that a good reason to at least require he stop ?Jump to post
It worked out fine, after some more tries.
And I'm all for recognizing "French throne claimants'" rights to the throne, as long as they offer their head for the guillotine in return.
As long as Andrew has a title, Harry will have a title. End of story. You are most likely right, But what is your opinion? Would you support Harry losing his titles that's the point of the survey in question and thread Yes. I support the abolition of the monarchy, all titles, all nobility, worldwid...Jump to post
As long as Andrew has a title, Harry will have a title.
End of story.
In the end what mattered is what he did, or rather didn't do as a Pope. If he had taken things head on, his own previous non action might have been forgiven. But he continued the tried and true tradition of minimizing, lightly condemning, protecting the offenders. And even the current Pope, while be...Jump to post
Russia could declare a rate of 1USD=10RUB for exchanges effected in Russia and, agreed, that rate is meaningless if outside Russia you can buy 100 rubles with 1 dollar. I quoted the price at which I can trade dollars for rubles outside Russia. You can trade rubles at that price, yes. How, though ? ...Jump to post
Good news ! I'm guessing 2 engines (also true for the Gripen) played a role for a country with plenty of places you can't hope to land on and don't want to eject over either ?Jump to post
About Champagne production there would be no problem in increasing it, the place is quite big, a few years ago there was massive overproduction that tanked the prices, that's why production was reduced. As for quality, there are all kinds of Champagnes starting at less than 10€ until infinity, what ...Jump to post
It took several revolutions for France to get where it is now (1789, 1830, 1848, 1870). One big factor every time was a liberal/free press with prominent leaders/journalists/writers. Russians didn't value enough their free press when they got one, maybe after so many years of pravda they couldn't di...Jump to post
The Mini is coming back but the PM will be riding in German made Audis : https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/brexit-causes-government-ditch-jaguar-25831678 No British manufacturer can make armored limousines. Now I will correct that headline, since the only possible contender (and cu...Jump to post
They're not blocking the sale of Champagne in general, only of a few brands.
Don't Pepsi and Coca have plenty of exclusive deals with various venues and outlets ?
Yes you can protest in our democracies, up to a point anyway. I wonder what would happen in the US if you had something like the Yellow Vests. My point was in agreement with WildcatYXU, Russians are ultimately responsible. Some thousands rebelling in the right places can probably topple Putin. Last...Jump to post
Sorry Nancy, what exactly do you expect the South Africans to do? If the flight plan is filed to DXB what do you want? Enough with the conspiracy theories... That's assuming the South Africans would even care. Hard to believe US inteligence was totally blindsided to this. That's assuming they even ...Jump to post
Yes you can protest in our democracies, up to a point anyway. I wonder what would happen in the US if you had something like the Yellow Vests. My point was in agreement with WildcatYXU, Russians are ultimately responsible. Some thousands rebelling in the right places can probably topple Putin. Last ...Jump to post
These days laptop batteries are often non replaceable easily, you need to dismantle it (not saying it's very difficult, but you can't swap batteries on a whim). As for a "Chinese copy", China is the world leader in making batteries by a wide margin, so there is no real reason for a replace...Jump to post
If I'm served a Ruinart or a Krug I won't complain.Jump to post
Sad for the Russian people, they deserve a far better government than they have. Sorry, Dutchy, I respectfully disagree. The Russian people have exactly the government they deserve. The Russian Federation at least tried to show some signs of democracy. For example, there was a provision in the cons...Jump to post
To be clear what the sanctions did in the first few days of the war would already be called an economic crisis in our countries. Crazy inflation, fluctuating currency, millions of people jobless as western companies fled Russia, no way to import or export many things, empty shelves in supermarkets.....Jump to post
eVTOLs don't need pilots. Most of them have dozens of individually controlled propellers that a human pilot couldn't handle anyway, so it would be completely fly by computer and the pilot would be an "operator" at most. And since it's VTOL in case of pb you put it down anywhere basically.Jump to post
That is a bad precedent to set. I could see offering that deal to a much lower level participant but she and the other employee need to spend some time in prison. Otherwise, you could be the number 2, live large and then turn on the boss and skate with no less than what you started the game with. R...Jump to post
FTX’s Gary Wang, Alameda’s Caroline Ellison plead guilty to federal charges, cooperating with prosecutors https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/22/ftxs-gary-wang-alamedas-caroline-ellison-plead-guilty-to-federal-charges-cooperating-with-prosecutors.html https://twitter.com/SDNYnews/status/160574536184232755...Jump to post
About Twitter polls, or any similar online polls on websites, they're totally meaningless. On Twitter it's worse since it's an app used all over the world, but of course Musk is first and foremost followed by US users. And on Twitter and facebook, you can have a few people that call on their communi...Jump to post
Personally aside from the most common arguments against the death penalty, that I agree with, I think it does the opposite of what it claims to do. It banalizes murder. The state can murder, so why can't I murder, too ? Of course in the case of the US (and some other countries) there is also the pro...Jump to post
Don't watch any of them so can't comment (I think with Sam it's particularly a cultural thing, though), however if I had the opportunity, I would only fly the nicest seats, too. In fact here on airliners I think there are (or used to be) quite a few members who did just that. Now, does Antarctica re...Jump to post
President Macron visited NOLA during his state visit, maybe a sign for the future of the link.Jump to post
LittleFokker wrote:For a tournament that is only held every 4 years, is one of the biggest in the world, you would think the trophy would be bigger than one person's forearm.
It's a team sport, the trophy should require at least 2 people to properly handle it.
There is no solution to mass shootings. But, one of the tradeoffs that society decided to make resulted in a police officer hesitating to take down a shooter and a lot of innocent kids died as a result. I can think of a different tradeoff society decided to make that's killed a lot more kids than o...Jump to post
I applied that law to myself when I was about 13 so basically the age of the first people it will apply to.
I don't see how there can be a law that applies to some adults but not others though, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't pass constitutional scrutiny here.
Related economics question: Coal and LNG are commonly shipped by, well, ships, and it is allegedly the cheap way of transporting these basic industrial supplies. So why is it so expensive on moderately well populated islands for FF powered electricity? And also related, most of those islands are in...Jump to post
I don't necessarily support the release of terminally ill prisoners (depending on their crimes), but I understand it and wouldn't question a justice system on that point. A justice system's ultimate goal is to aid in the limitation and reduction of crime, if Scotland is significantly more peaceful t...Jump to post
And people wonder why the English are loathed in the football world: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/sun-runs-billboards-central-paris-ahead-englandfrance-world-cup-match.1000720 The Sun newspaper taking out arrogant billboards in Paris declaring “It’s Coming Home” and a definite English win...Jump to post