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
Until this year's FED rates hikes there was crazy stupid amounts of money available for all kinds or dubious ventures. Cue the FTX website where investors poured 1,8 billions without any measure of due diligence, money that has now evaporated. Yet there was no sign of a similar amount going towards ...Jump to post
No crew base but if it's known in advance couldn't a crew be sent to HNL ?
From what I can see NZ has no refining capability, this seems unwise.
Interesting numbers. As a potential French tourist (close to ORY, but frankly to travel that far ORY or CDG makes no difference to me) that has not been to any of the cities listed, Boston would be my first choice, for the history. No kids so no big appeal of parks to me. I love F1 and would like to...Jump to post
In France it used to be the law. I don't know when that changed, but more recently it was overhauled again, and it just has been changed again. So now the husband can take the wife's name, they can hyphenate both names, or take the husband's name. Of course there can be 2 husbands or 2 wifes... Two ...Jump to post
Whelan happened under Trump didn't it ?Jump to post
For leisure I would bet on LAS, like others. they have Disneyland, but not Disney World. :) What is the difference? I have never been to either... Disney World is the size of like 7 Disneylands. It consists of multiple parks that you can spend a whole week or more visiting where as Disneyland is jus...Jump to post
$250k a year is poor pay? Really? NBA minimum is over $1,000,000.00. Foreign leagues pay that too. So yes, $250,000.00 is poor pay. It's the market of course but mostly because so many poo-poo women's sports. Not sure if that is changing but I get the feeling it is as this generation has a lot of g...Jump to post
Also a reminder for everyone else in the world, starting with Africans, that Russia isn't a friendly country...Jump to post
Well if people vote for somebody like Trump because Biden freed a black olympian, it says more about them than about Biden...Jump to post
I would have liked Bout to do more jail time.
I don't see this as a great win for Russia though, is there someone on the planet who actually likes arms dealers ? Does it raise the profile of Russia in any way to have blackmailed the US into releasing that guy ?
If you let politicians with no mandate thanks to gerrymandering, gerrymander more, and screw with elections in other ways, then you will have politicians with more and more power, and less and less mandate at the same time. At some point that's called a dictatorship.Jump to post
The reason is that private insurance companies donated millions to democrats...Jump to post
Free Trade always assumes a sort of balance in working conditions. It assumes that jobs will go where the skills best match what is being done. I'm all for fighting so that China improves its working and environmental conditions. It's the US that pushed for its inclusion at the WTO, of course, even...Jump to post