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by Aesma
Sat Jan 21, 2023 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft
Replies: 121
Views: 29488

Re: Report: AI to order 435 single aisle and 70 widebody aircraft

I guess the Tatas really want to make a go of this "becoming millionaire" thing.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2417

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Then why didn't the GOP balance the budget when it controlled all branches of government ? And did instead the exact opposite, make a bigger hole ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2417

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

As I said what's needed is a golden rule not a debt ceiling. It would be impossible to pass a gigantic tax cut in these circumstances if you don't cut a lot of spending to account for it.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 21, 2023 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 4006

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

What about the Leclerc? Tugg Just looked at it, lots to commend, same 120mm ammo as Leo 2 and M1, designed for protection on its frontal arc from 125mm AP rounds, unlike Challenger 2 though the last of them was delivered in 2007, Nexter still have the ability to put them back into production. The F...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 4006

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

Germany is blocking everything. I don't see any country willing to buy anything German in the future, they might as well shut down their industry. And France will probably reconsider doing anything with Germany. Such considerations (export sales) were already a major thorn in all the shared programs.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 810
Views: 168025

Re: Will the Mitsubishi SpaceJet be cancelled?

There is also the issue of the scope clauses...no market for it, basically.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA
Replies: 56
Views: 2792

Re: Utah Senator wants to ban porn in USA

If you want to tackle violence I'm not sure porn is the obvious target... I do think porn should have a bit more regulation, in particular regarding the contracts performers sign. If a girl decides she no longer wants to be in the industry, not only doesn't she have any control over the videos, but ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?
Replies: 51
Views: 2417

Re: Debt Ceiling: Why should the White House negotiate?

Certain politicians need to be seen as not the ones who caused the debt, even though they all have their pet projects in their districts. I doubt that's it. What politician did lose an election over the debt ? No, it's simply a hammer that can be used to hit Dems on the head, so they use it. Even i...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80999

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

I agree. At thus point, the people who claim the video is fake with no evidence at all remind me of the 9/11 conspiracy theorists. It's not a conspiracy theory if you offer a testable hypothesis, which I have clearly done here. The evidence exists to resolve this definitively, we just haven't seen ...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80999

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

I know facebook/meta isn't always reactive but I would expect they would have said something by now if the video was fake.

As for "splicing", it could just be some artifact created by the livestream.

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential NCE-MIA
Replies: 19
Views: 2340

Re: Potential NCE-MIA

French people love Miami and I think especially wealthy ones. Surely Floridians enjoy the Côte d'Azur as well. I can see plenty of reasons for the route to have demand but but I doubt business traffic would be strong so it seems pretty ambitious. And Air France or Delta would probably be best equip...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British government to block Scottish gender reform law
Replies: 60
Views: 2038

Re: British government to block Scottish gender reform law

I thought there was a major issue with intersex people, that are assigned a gender according to the "looks" of their genitalia, and often are operated on when very young, then have issues with it later in life ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British government to block Scottish gender reform law
Replies: 60
Views: 2038

Re: British government to block Scottish law

PhilBy wrote:
Here in France, when the mens toilets are being cleaned we're instructed to enter the female toilets.


What is very common and seen all the time, are women using the men's toilets, every time there is a bit of a crowd.

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice on Solo Traveling Through Asia
Replies: 23
Views: 1329

Re: Advice on Solo Traveling Through Asia

What is the scam with people inviting you for coffee ? I mean what are they trying to sell you ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80999

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Again. I’ll repeat my comment. Pokhara is at about 2700 feet. Kathmandu is at 4300 feet. Neither are high altitude. You've missed the jist of my post. These airports nestled in valleys are subject to a lot of performance considerations and from the little I know, the atr72 is not a "good perfo...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British government to block Scottish gender reform law
Replies: 60
Views: 2038

Re: British government to block Scottish law

The cynic in me says that Nicola Sturgeon and her party introduced this law knowing that it would be challenged by Westminster as items relating to the equality act are not devolved. They can, and will, now use this to increase pressure for independence. Are trans issues in Scotland really so galva...

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by Aesma
Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80999

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

No it's the one with the engine failure and the pilots shutting down the good engine. And of course the video with the wing dropping just above a road.

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13232

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Aren't a good chunk of GOP voters relying on these programs ? So I have a concern: the GOP House has stated that they will, under no circumstances, allow the debt ceiling to go up without cuts to SS and Medicare. Obviously, the Democrats will consider no such thing. Proof that "fiscal conservat...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I now have home Internet service - security measures?
Replies: 20
Views: 1254

Re: I now have home Internet service - security measures?

Wait till you learn about IPv6 and how every single device has a public IP address.

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie
Replies: 155
Views: 6541

Re: Harry's New Book 'Spare': Scuffle between Harry and Willie

Isn't the dehumanization to be expected regardless of the training ? Do the Talibans using IED etc. think of the evil Americans as humans ? Don't seem they see their women as humans...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80999

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Regardless of the aircraft, if one wing is stalled and the other isn't, what do you expect will happen ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 15, 2023 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80999

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Like AIRTRANSAT767 I'm wondering if COG could have been an issue. At least with the livestream video passengers seem seated, the cargo hold is in the front, so what if it was almost empty ? Probably unlikely in Nepal. You definitely hear some sort of failure in both videos, a bit like metal gears sm...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow
Replies: 211
Views: 44024

Re: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow

I believe there is nothing to see in the video (neither drone nor bird) but even if there was, the propeller seems fine, it doesn't seem to have an effect on the P-63.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 14, 2023 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2681

Re: Car dependency

While I'm in the same mindset as you, many are not. Personally, I hate cutting grass, weeding, raking leaves, painting sheds, etc. - it takes way too much time of what already is a short weekend. Same with entertaining friends, the costs and time involved to have friends over could better be used b...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prominent conservative Matt Schlapp accused of fondling male staffer
Replies: 41
Views: 1906

Re: Prominent conservative Matt Schlapp accused of fondling male staffer

I agree the US has an issue with *violence* compared to other western nations, but as an American who is part of this "community", I find it ridiculous that you think *all* European countries are somehow ahead of the US on LGBT rights. There is no way in hell I would be caught holding han...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden admin weighs ban on gas stoves
Replies: 47
Views: 2649

Re: Biden admin Ban gas stoves?

I have an induction burner and love it but it's not the same as gas. Restuarants needs speed. Which is why the pushback was so great from them. What about your restuarants? As I said the law isn't about cooking appliances. As for gas providing speed, I don't know about that, not my experience, but ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 13, 2023 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prominent conservative Matt Schlapp accused of fondling male staffer
Replies: 41
Views: 1906

Re: Prominent conservative Matt Schlapp accused of fondling male staffer

It's been a while since I've lived in the states, but I live in a very catholic country. Sex or urges aren't really suppressed here, rapes are just about the lowest in Europe, and Poland is among the most religious countries in Europe, so where is the religious correlation? https://preview.redd.it/...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2681

Re: Car dependency

Sorry about that. Any city in France. Building 25% of affordable housing is mandatory for cities or they're fined. And the tax is also national (used to be 1% of salaries, now it's around 0,5% I believe). I'm not saying we don't face some of the same issues around cars, we had the yellow vests after...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2681

Re: Car dependency

With an average or below average salary I can ask my city for public housing. If I have a job, then my company is paying a tax to fund such housing, and I can get an offer for a flat near my workplace right away, instead of waiting in line with the unemployed, disabled, old, etc.

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden admin weighs ban on gas stoves
Replies: 47
Views: 2649

Re: Biden admin Ban gas stoves?

Here in France gas heating is already banned. It doesn't mean "they" come for your gas furnace, but it means a new house or building can't be built with gas heating (if you don't have gas heating, you usually don't have gas cooking either). Oil was banned earlier. An old house can still ge...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prominent conservative Matt Schlapp accused of fondling male staffer
Replies: 41
Views: 1906

Re: Prominent conservative Matt Schlapp accused of fondling male staffer

Apparently despite the rabid conservatism he wasn't a major anti-LGBT figure so he's a bit less of an hypocrite than others. Still a predator, it seems.

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2681

Re: Car dependency

I do only short trips with my car, it has 3 years and not 10000Km yet. I do everything with it as I don't like walking, biking, nor taking bus/trains. Even if all options are possible ! When I lived in Paris a car wasn't an option, clearly you lose too much time, always have to worry about parking, ...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 10, 2023 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 238
Views: 10242

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

I understand that it might have been illegal at some point in the past. But now ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR and Airbus reach settlement in legal dispute
Replies: 370
Views: 94742

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

the problem might not be ALL of airbus but the A350 in particular. the 787 is a single winding in construction while the A350 is CFRP panels mounted to a frame. Could really be something in the construction like a dissimilar metal reaction. Airbus might need an entirely new paint undercoating formu...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Self-transfer at Casablanca airport: advices?
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Self-transfer at Casablanca airport: advices?

I've been there several times, never connected though. It's not a very big airport so there should be no issue getting around, the main problem are the long lines for passport control and security. There is a security check before you can enter the terminal but that won't affect you if you don't get...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bolsonaro supporters storm government buildings
Replies: 35
Views: 2149

Re: Bolsonaro supporters storm government buildings

Since the election of 2018, Bolsonaro has faced accusations of being a threat to Brazilian democracy. This was false then and is false today. The accusations were nothing more than an electoral smearing campaign run by the opposition, which caught on because Bolsonaro was part of the military durin...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office
Replies: 238
Views: 10242

Re: Classified Documents from Biden’s VP days found in office

Since Biden is president right now, doesn't he have the right to have anything he wants at his residences anyways ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11918
Views: 882897

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Clarifications: I have not suggested that Russians living in occupied Ukraine should be forced out. I haven't suggested that any decisions by folks that identify as Russian regarding staying or leaving would be easy. But, imagine one Ivan Revelationski who is living in Crimea and is a third generat...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 691
Views: 72683

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Former PM Turnbull talks about sovereignty issues in regard to nuclear submarines https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/subs-will-need-us-supervision-turnbull/ar-AA16716Z?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=062ee4bb2b2b485087e969aea5e6889a I particularly had to have a laugh at this line, he seems to quite co...

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by Aesma
Mon Jan 09, 2023 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bolsonaro supporters storm government buildings
Replies: 35
Views: 2149

Re: Bolsonaro supporters storm government buildings

There was some logic behind Jan 6 as it was the day the election certification was happening so theoretically there was a way to interfere with that. Nothing of the sort in Brazil from my understanding. Lots of conspirationists on Twitter saying the election was stolen just like Biden with Trump. Fr...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 08, 2023 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11918
Views: 882897

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

So far "russophiles" in Donbass have gained nothing from the invasion of Russia (since 2014). They've lost a lot. And even in Crimea, aside from higher pensions for old people, they lost access to water and their agriculture has faltered. So I'm not sure once Russia is out of there and def...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 08, 2023 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges
Replies: 29
Views: 2262

Re: Influencer/Kickboxer/Hustler Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Why are people interested in Andrew Tate ? The courts are perpetually filled with people who are accused of having done bad stuff. Why is this case noteworthy ?


He's a massive attention whore.

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 08, 2023 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 13637

Re: Video released of UA 737 wing tip strike at LGA in 2016

Can we assume that they were banking to try to align with the runway ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 08, 2023 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 691
Views: 72683

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Dozens of French engineers had moved to Australia. Dozens of Australian engineers had moved to France. Design of the subs were well advanced and the first one could be delivered in a reasonable time frame. Now Australia has basically nothing. And the idea of buying the same subs as the US Navy is lu...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 07, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests
Replies: 151
Views: 6486

Re: Nearly half of Brits say Prince Harry should lose his title, survey suggests

Says you, but not in the least provable. Doesn’t seem to have affected William. And, is he not responsible for his behavior? You can’t change what happens, but you can change how you react. Well according to the book excerpts (yeah I've read a long article about it) Harry says that it did affect Wi...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 07, 2023 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half of the World's Glaciers to Melt by End of the Century
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Half of the World's Glaciers to Melt by End of the Century

Currently it's so hot in France that bees are getting out of hibernation, risking depleting their reserves, fruit trees and vines are burgeoning, it could lead to catastrophe when later there is usual cold.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 07, 2023 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11918
Views: 882897

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

One reason why the head the Wagner is so keen on throwing his men in the meat grinder of Bakhmut; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/06/putin-ally-fighting-to-control-salt-and-gypsum-mines-near-ukraine-city-of-bakhmut-says-us Salt mines are a thing, now ? Example of a Bogus video... Russian...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 07, 2023 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half of the World's Glaciers to Melt by End of the Century
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Half of the World's Glaciers to Melt by End of the Century

Famous glaciers in the French Alps will probably be gone in 10 years time, they're receding at walking pace.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 07, 2023 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11918
Views: 882897

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

"Europe has to grow out of the mindset that Europe's problems are the world's problems but the world's problems are not Europe's problems." Indian Minister of External Affairs https://youtu.be/j2EdQD_Eag0 He says India will act according to its values. I guess having a country invading an...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11918
Views: 882897

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia has more than enough resources to manage on its own. It's in a far better situation than Germany was post-WWII, with it being split into East and West, with much of its former territory being given to other countries as well. If some republics don't want to be in the Russian Federation, let ...

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