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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2062

Re: German federal elections

I'll say again but Merkel killed nuclear. She's a freaking quantum chemistry scientist !

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 787
Views: 49769

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Jets are in which city again ? :d Remember there are spending caps now, and soon salary caps. That will play a role. I started watching F1 in 2005, have watched all races since then. Before that, I only heard about F1 when spending a sunday at an uncle's house for a barbecue, as several of my uncles...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2062

Re: German federal elections

Apparently there is huge lobbying in Germany and France (and EU countries in general), by US and Russian companies, including ad campaigns etc., to convince Europeans that nuclear = bad for the environment, and gas = good for the environment. To the point people think nuclear emits more CO2 than gas !

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2368

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

What was a Simca 1000 doing in the US ? I think our "regular" in France is equivalent to the "premium" in the US, and our "premium" is better than that. Due to smaller engines with higher compressions being the norm, not huge engines with low compressions.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 338
Views: 22250

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

De Gaulle thought the UK would be a US mole in the EU. He was proven right many times over.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2062

Re: German federal elections

There isn't any major party in favor of nuclear power here. Unfortunately. This is a terribly unfortunate state of affairs. Germany should be leading the way, showing the world how to run nuclear energy in a safe and efficient manner. Please note, this is a "German Thing". A German will a...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2368

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Apparently it's Venezuelan gas.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2062

Re: German federal elections

I know the US has strategic oil reserves, France too. For the other stuff, I don't know, I don't think so. However gas is commonly stored, about a third of annual production is stored in France, apparently right now we're at 80% capacity, no worries for winter. Other European countries, not so much,...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 787
Views: 49769

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Alonso, Vettel and Kimi all started in F1 as kids, too. I wonder if Norris was told there was 40s behind Hamilton, and thus a 2nd place was the worst possible outcome of a pit stop. Also don't dismiss Hamilton's will to win, he almost passed Norris several times while driving on water in slicks, he ...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 18
Views: 1054

Re: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

Actually this is horrible news. Cheney isn't a raving lunatic, and as a result is probably going to lose her seat. So she's saying that now that her career is basically over. Furthermore, she had "proof" in her own family that being gay wasn't some kind of horrible thing, and still defende...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2062

Re: German federal elections

Nord Stream 2 isn't even operational, if people starve and freeze to death it can't be because of it ! Because Russia doesn't export as much as needed, on the other hand, is possible (and is what's happening), proving relying on Russian gas was stupid. But we already knew that, and the Grunen are pa...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 787
Views: 49769

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

He should have undercut Hamilton for the first stop. When they finally stopped, they were together in the pits, I thought it was a masterstroke, but in fact VER was still several places behind HAM. Then VER was just behind PER and they should have switcherooed them, they didn't do it quickly enough ...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1384

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

If there was real concern would they just rely on you telling the truth ?

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1384

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

Here in France they send red cross trucks to universities so you can give blood, there is an emulation between students etc. I work in a complex with 3000 employees so they also come about every three months (I think you need 2 months between donations). Unfortunately I take meds so I can't donate a...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 787
Views: 49769

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Man that was very lucky for VER, RBR were awful with their strategy all race. And ruined Perez's race. Mercedes probably not happy that VER got 2nd, on the other hand the rain saved BOT's race who was absolutely nowhere. BTW VER used another trick, he didn't complete a quali lap but was "saved&...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 38
Views: 2228

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

The US is a bit a of special case, but in other democracies like Canada, opposition parties observe the electoral process and are fine with it (in the US mostly too, but Trump...). In Russia they're harassed or in prison.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2062

Re: German federal elections

It seems Merkel's party and the SPD have the same number of seats (or a difference of 1) so it's very close and I can't see how either can claim victory. So basically nobody won. I'll wait for German members to tell us what can happen, it seems to me only these 2 parties together can get a majority....

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 338
Views: 22250

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The US tariffs were because Trump was in a mood. And affected all producers worldwide, including Europe were there is no dumping, and in fact better working conditions for employees than in the US, more investment in modern technologies, etc.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

What is provable (and why the Mistral saga was such a big deal here) is that France has supported the weapons (planes, in particular) it has sold even when it didn't please the US. Mirages, Super Etendards and Exocets sold to Saddam for example. I thought France pulled support and ceased selling a/...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 338
Views: 22250

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Yeah, it's not like the US has put tariffs on steel.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

What is provable (and why the Mistral saga was such a big deal here) is that France has supported the weapons (planes, in particular) it has sold even when it didn't please the US. Mirages, Super Etendards and Exocets sold to Saddam for example.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 787
Views: 49769

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I wonder how many asterisks should be put on other champions with that type of thinking. Hamilton would get at least one championship more if not for a couple of questionable penalties (in 2007). Kimi won because Hamilton and Alonso were fighting each other.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 787
Views: 49769

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen ends up not being penalized at all for crashing with HAM last time and stealing a bag of point from him, isn't that a trick too ?

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

To give you an example, a random comment from a couple hours ago I stumbled upon on reddit (that's not me, I haven't posted any message there) : https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/pv7zd6/comment/he9yabn/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 OwnFeedback3239 Italy eurofighters are...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

In France there is a commonly held belief (difficult/impossible to prove) that US weapons/hardware can be shut down by the US at any time.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5676

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

frmrCapCadet wrote:
With wind and solar effectively setting a cap on how high electricity can go I am expecting electric bills settling on about 7 cents for distribution and 3 cents for production.


And how much for storage ?

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 787
Views: 49769

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

That pitlane entry is criminal for a modern F1 track. Hamilton was in a hurry and crashed, too bad for him, he should have been a bit calmer, but in a race, it will end up blocked by a crashed car at some point.

Hamilton is on the dirty side so it's one problem more.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1213

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

I wouldn't call that a tablet, it weighs 2,5Kg ! The rule is for handheld devices.

Also it specifies a 12V/3A adapter. USB-C can do up to 20V/5A.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1213

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

EU already made some similar regulation with micro USB last decade. And Apple's answer to that was selling a micro USB to their port at the time's converter. Not sure whether it is possible to bypass this new regulation with the same trick again No the new one doesn't allow for an adapter. It allow...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Yes I will repeat the main issue is the lying and doing secret deals (that are still secret, at least we don't know what Australia will get).

We can also conclude that Australia's industry isn't able to build a submarine, but the country isn't admitting it.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1213

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

Also note that this is just a proposition and I would assume it will be the EU parliament that will take the decision on whether or not to pass this proposition. It's not just a proposition, it's how bills are made by the EU. The commission writes them, then they go to the parliament. Unless Apple ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Maybe it's because they might be getting British submarines. The French are being very selective in their poutrage. The US is always good as the big, bad bully. They know they have nothing else to sell, or buy from Australia. Yet, the British are right across the Channel and they have to live with ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes
Replies: 23
Views: 2177

Re: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes

TWA772LR wrote:
Still seems better to have some tomahawks pooped out some B52s and B2s.


The Tomahawk is a naval missile.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New AF-1 Paint Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 2038

Re: New AF-1 Paint Scheme

Can't they use fiber optics and need less wiring not more ?

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Maybe it's because they might be getting British submarines. The French are being very selective in their poutrage. The US is always good as the big, bad bully. They know they have nothing else to sell, or buy from Australia. Yet, the British are right across the Channel and they have to live with ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 5676

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

I don't use gas, only electricity, the price in France isn't moving. Thanks to nuclear power of course. In fact even though the electricity market has been liberalized, meaning the spot price of electricity is the price of the latest plant that had to be put online (a gas or coal plant), that means ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Observations about Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Some Observations about Greece

Greece got the bad sides of the Euro without the good ones. Well they got the good ones (cheap credit) but that wasn't a good thing, it was used to pay for things it couldn't afford. In 2015 after having put Alexis Tsipras in power they should have left the Euro (not the EU). Sure after that there w...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Observations about Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Some Observations about Greece

The latest we heard about Greece were the massive wildfires in August, unfortunately. Speaking of cars, a lot more American cars than I remember. I'm curious. What cars? American cars are very thin on the ground in Europe. :scratchchin: Yeah the only ones I see here are Teslas. And a few pick-up tru...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Not and "ally"? What does it take to be an ally with France? Does it require a formal agreement of some type? So any nation that is invaded by another, you would take no action, have no issue with the invading nation unless France had some type of formal agreement in place? We're talking ...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 9079

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Am I the only one finding it strange that the police had put the guy in a hotel and left the girl sleeping alone in the van ?

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mapping France's Global Military Presence
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Mapping France's Global Military Presence

Aside from Arabia and Africa (where we're actually waging a war) all the other places are French territories. Subsidizing them costs much more than the military presence does. One day the massive EEZ might pay for this but not at the moment. There is probably oil offshore of Guyane but it will stay ...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

So you're saying France should look after the US's interest, for what in return, an occasional trade war ? Politicians in France who argued that we should have actually delivered the ships instead of cancelling the contract under US pressure are vindicated now. US interests? Wait, you do know that ...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Every country does what's in their best interests. What's the old saying? There are no friends, just shared interests. Sorta like when France was going to sell amphibious assault ships to Russia. So you're saying France should look after the US's interest, for what in return, an occasional trade wa...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 338
Views: 22250

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Anyone suggesting this crazy plan has no concept of the issues faced by Navy maintenance today. A basic google search, clearly beyond the capability of a Forbes reporter, makes this clear. What's funny from the article is that you get the idea that nuclear submarines, and the Los Angeles class in p...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 197
Views: 18199

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Can you explain more? Why would LM lose the ability to bid on other projects if they don't bid on this one? It's not a matter of not being able to bid on other project. It is a matter of being able to effectively lobby Congress (which or better or worst is still legal). You provide the bid to allow...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

par13del : it seems indeed that very few people knew something, including in the Australian government.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Did Trump gut the State Department by any chance ? No decent diplomat left would explain how this played out... The things they own in other nations are only useful if they are on good terms with those nations. They cannot "take back" any ports or building or land they own. That's an impor...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

With political prosecutors and judges, and unlimited money flowing to politics, what do you expect ?

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

Don't care much about the money, if only they had gotten life behind bars...

I wonder if some angry victims will find other ways to get "justice".

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14788

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

We are currently observing more and more airborne military tasks being allocated to relatively inexpensive drones that remove their valuable operators from the risk of being killed on service. Is not a parallel situation not going to happen in submarine warfare in the next 20 years rendering those ...

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