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by pune
Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1730

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

This is neither productive, nor will go anywhere. It is all about whataboutism and that game can be played n number of times, it doesn't result into any learning for anybody at all. Even this term came as Trump came to power. But I digress, can we go back to where I asked the answers for. This is h...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

https://www.newsclick.in/Centre-Exempts ... c-Hearings
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True, and in India, GOI doing what it wants, and of course our representative will go and talk goody-good words. That is the only thing he knows.

https://www.newsclick.in/Centre-Exempts ... c-Hearings

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In U.P. mosquitoes arrested - law enforcement in India.
Replies: 0
Views: 640

In U.P. mosquitoes arrested - law enforcement in India.

From last few months, one of the biggest states in India, Uttar Pradesh or as it is called by RW Uttam Pradesh which witnessed high number of deaths due to covid and state Government mismanagement, the same has been also happening due to Dengue. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/ma...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

Re: International Airports and prayer room

flipdewaf wrote:
Are there any that will late me make sacrifices? Like goats and stuff.

Fred


From what I hear, if you are in the UK, you can do it for free, in fact they may even pay you as they don't seem to have enough vehicles and drivers to take animals from one place to the other.

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-21

Welcome to Scotland, where public transport will be on strike :D Don't worry. Politicians and their billionaire puppet masters will travel in style by private plane. After all, climate rules are for the little people, not the "important people". https://www.euronews.com/green/2021/10/06/c...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1730

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

This is neither productive, nor will go anywhere. It is all about whataboutism and that game can be played n number of times, it doesn't result into any learning for anybody at all. Even this term came as Trump came to power. But I digress, can we go back to where I asked the answers for. This is ha...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production
Replies: 231
Views: 33072

Re: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production

A new wing will be optimized for new engines so it will have to be paired. Having said that they invest constantly in perfecting the A320ceo and neo. Below the horizon of some observers it seems. Can somebody share more info. on the same - https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/airbus-begins-assembly-...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1730

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

I know about the 'false flag operation' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire It's the same thing we have been seeing in my country. And Trump was no different. I did see this - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/nyregion/mary-trump-taxes-lawsuit.html When he was in power, he consistently lie...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1730

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

https://www.protocol.com/facebook-papers

It tells all there is to it.
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And now there is Facebook stories -

https://www.protocol.com/facebook-papers

It tells all there is to it.

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1730

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

It was called " McCarthyism ". You can read about it here. Indian artists are going through some similar pains, atm. Any help will be welcome. The situation in India right now is more like what we saw in Mussolini's Italy and especially Nazi Germany. Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebels was e...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edVjYofLYc4

The only thing missing is investment and slow adoption as pointed out by the gentleman above.
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As far as commercial load storage is concerned, had seen this -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edVjYofLYc4

The only thing missing is investment and slow adoption as pointed out by the gentleman above.

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

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And there is also this -

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/25/10489535 ... c-vehicles
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posting.php?mode=quote&f=11&p=23011583

And there is also this -

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/25/10489535 ... c-vehicles

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 5059

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... nitiatives? Seems as if only US and Canada will be left as holdouts.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... nitiatives? Seems as if only US and Canada will be left as holdouts.

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26529

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

And Tatas have been given Air India but "tied it to PSBs". I love your posts which by the way are very well written and interesting. There was one phrase [in quotes above] for which I didn't know what it meant. Could you kindly elaborate? Thanks. It is simple. The way Tatas have done it, ...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tale of Zee TV, bankruptcy court, corruption, Bombay High Court
Replies: 27
Views: 847

Re: Tale of Zee TV, bankruptcy court, corruption, Bombay High Court

Now what has happened is Invesco wanted to hold an EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) but the nanny state called India refused to do the same. Apparently, shareholders do not know what is best for them - https://www.bloombergquint.com/law-and-policy/zee-vs-invesco-shareholders-have-no-greater-immun...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tale of Zee TV, bankruptcy court, corruption, Bombay High Court
Replies: 27
Views: 847

Re: Tale of Zee TV, bankruptcy court, corruption, Bombay High Court

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala had been convicted using insider information for trading purposes and settled with SEBI for 11 crore just a few months ago - https://www.zeebiz.com/market-news/news-aptech-insider-trading-case-ace-investor-rakesh-jhunjhunwala-wife-rekha-settle-matter-with-sebi-for-over-rs-11-cror...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tale of Zee TV, bankruptcy court, corruption, Bombay High Court
Replies: 27
Views: 847

Re: Tale of Zee TV, bankruptcy court, corruption, Bombay High Court

Then Zee subsequently went to NCLT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Company_Law_Tribunal The hope being one or more concerns will help them. They have digital properties, spectrum, assets but no cash flow to speak of. As can be seen that when it was in NCLT for a long time the stock was langui...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tale of Zee TV, bankruptcy court, corruption, Bombay High Court
Replies: 27
Views: 847

Tale of Zee TV, bankruptcy court, corruption, Bombay High Court

Zee Entertainment Enterprises at one point of time was a premium stock. It used to command well over INR 600/-+ years ago Even in 2016, after demo where a major correction happened in the indices, it halved and stood at around INR 300/- as can be seen from moneycontrol 5 year ticker. https://www.mon...

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by pune
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26529

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

This was the scene at the Mumbai airport few weeks ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtLUSLnewIg You will see the catch-all term 'security threat' being shared therein. Whenever, we are unable to do something, we use that catch-all term. That makes sure that we are not accountable no matter what ...

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by pune
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZdX5Hhk9r0
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Saw this today -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZdX5Hhk9r0

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by pune
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 5059

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-ca ... ancer.html

I am sure that is not the way any of us wanna go.
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And we forget that ICE vehicles bring diseases such as cancer -

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-ca ... ancer.html

I am sure that is not the way any of us wanna go.

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by pune
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1730

Re: America, actors, communists 1950s

https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/educational-resources/age-of-eisenhower/mcarthyism-red-scare https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_blacklist Here are some good articles. It took Eisenhower telling officials to ignore McCarthy in official circles, ...

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by pune
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dune (no spoilers)
Replies: 13
Views: 1033

Re: Dune (no spoilers)

It was a work of artistry. The cinematography was amazing. The choice of landscapes was perfect. The set design was perfect and conveyed the deep history of civilization while not distracting from the action. The casting was spot-on. I thought that the first two attempts (1984 and 2000) featured so...

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by pune
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26529

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

And both GMR and GVK are still constructing Airports and greenfield airports outside India. Both have been consistently bagging international contracts. That itself shows off their capabilities. And without any advertisement, any controversy, this is how serious companies do business. They don't nee...

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by pune
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

Re: International Airports and prayer room

JFK airport in Terminal 4 has 4 religious facilities, assigned ministers at them for those of the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths. This link is as of 2017, it may be different from today due to the Pandemic. https://portfolio.panynj.gov/2017/03/30/interfaith-alley-a-prayerful-sanctua...

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by pune
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26529

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

This morning, rose up to find quite a few travelers who are traveling from Mumbai screaming at the top of the heads at the chaos at CSMIA/Mumbai International Airport. Hear there was a royal mess at Lucknow airport as well. But we should discuss the issue without naming the Operator. He whose name ...

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by pune
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America, actors, communists 1950s
Replies: 40
Views: 1730

America, actors, communists 1950s

I don't know where I was reading, but was reading on the fact that in the 1950s when we know lot of people were slandered as communists and the same happened with American artists who appeared on cinema too. I read Charlie Chaplin was also part of those blacklisted artists. Furthermore, I do know th...

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by pune
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26529

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

This morning, rose up to find quite a few travelers who are traveling from Mumbai screaming at the top of the heads at the chaos at CSMIA/Mumbai International Airport. As it is, there has been a surge in crowd lately. Added to that, number of passengers who were supposed to fly from Pune Airport had...

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by pune
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

Re: International Airports and prayer room

Sydney (yssy) has or had such a room but I’ve never seen it used it. What such a room is called has little significance to me. All major Australian airports have at least one prayer room, although in Perth it is called a Quiet Room "for prayer or quiet contemplation". Sydney has one in th...

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

Re: International Airports and prayer room

johns624 wrote:
pune wrote:
johns624 wrote:
DTW has Reflection Rooms.


DTW elaboration please ???
#2 hub for Delta. Detroit.


Ah, but wanted to know how say reflection rooms are different than say common relaxation rooms. Is there a difference, if there is, then what, thank you.

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2623

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRWEteXYD_Y

That for me pretty much sums it up. Now what goes behind the scene is for you guys to share. And I did read all the posts above.
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I don't know how much of this is right or not but here goes -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRWEteXYD_Y

That for me pretty much sums it up. Now what goes behind the scene is for you guys to share. And I did read all the posts above.

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

Re: International Airports and prayer room

johns624 wrote:
DTW has Reflection Rooms.


DTW elaboration please ???

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26529

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

https://postimg.cc/D8dxKFpC
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Here is the link of the same - https://postimg.cc/D8dxKFpC

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26529

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Just couple of days ago, the travel and allowances of Members of Parliament were given (MEP) in it of the various items lined/marked with 50 trips which will borne by the taxpayer. The total estimate of the same has been earmarked as INR 14 lakhs, How things will happen in reality nobody knows. Ther...

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 25
Views: 1576

International Airports and prayer room

Hi all,
I have been to few Airports where there is a prayer room which is open for all denominations, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Jews the list I guess can go on and on. I am curious to know however, is this a feature of all international airports or only a few ???

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production
Replies: 231
Views: 33072

Re: Airbus blasted by leasing companies over plans to lift jet production

Duke91 wrote:
Leasing companies complain about increasing supply. Water is wet


Nice one ;)

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26529

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

On the money. RBI itself had to characterize itself as 'free-ranging goose' and it had to issue warnings about how much GOI was gouging it. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-and-banking/surplus-transfer-rbi-can-be-characterised-as-free-ranging-goose-says-article/article34837103.ece RBI had ...

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 573
Views: 59213

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58965650.amp

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59009293
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Does anybody have any views or ideas about the new delta-plus variant. Been reading it about but at the moment in time, seems restricted to UK only but in this day and age with civil aviation who knows :(

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58965650.amp

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59009293

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dune (no spoilers)
Replies: 13
Views: 1033

Re: Dune (no spoilers)

pune : there is also Asimov's Foundation that spans millennia, and is being made as a TV series right now. I'm buying a 4K OLED TV because of all the SF TV series there are these days (and also plan to watch older stuff I haven't seen yet). For movies though I'd rather see them in a cinema (until I...

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

There is another thing that people are not thinking about, the slow and steady drumbeat of AI and automation. Many of these jobs that are being thought of as life-long will no longer be true. I know there are a couple or programmers in the fora, they know what is happening to the beginner crop now. ...

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by pune
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

I agree that wind and battery will have there place in the future, but it won’t be for base load power You also have to remember when SOuth Australia went for battery back up they were also going to build a gas fired power station, even now with battery storage SOuth Australia imports power from Vi...

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by pune
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

@ztarizona Who or which place is WV and why should they be surprised? Please share the full-form. Also share a bit more context here so we know, thank you. If anybody else knows what the gentleman above is talking about, they too can share the same. WV is the state acronym for West Virginia, where ...

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by pune
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 26529

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

This may have been part of any early negotiations if there were between Mr. Jhunjhunwala and Boeing - https://www.airliners.net/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&p=23006019 . Thanks. So Mr. Jwalla is thinking he can be a super negotiator and get an incredible price teh aircraft. Even if so, ...

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by pune
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 5059

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

I visited the NIO-showroom in Oslo today. It is enormous and in the most expensive spot in town. Packed with people .Not a fan of china in any way, but they are insanely aggressive with their EV-strategy. Can Japan and the US really afford to lose the automotive industry to the chinese? Because tha...

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by pune
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

@ztarizona Who or which place is WV and why should they be surprised? Please share the full-form. Also share a bit more context here so we know, thank you. If anybody else knows what the gentleman above is talking about, they too can share the same.

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by pune
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

There is no easy solution to the problem. Most "solutions" have their own enviromental problems, just in a different way. This includes windturbines, hydroelectirc etc . The cost of moving from oil and gas to something else is enourmous and we don't really have all the technological solut...

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by pune
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 5059

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

As I said earlier in the thread. The Jaguar is several years, and the Ioniq 5 does the same only better for more or less half the price. Thats how much things have changed only since 2018. The i-pace is a nice car(I’ve tried it) but several years old. Jaguar losing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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by pune
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3454

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Renewables will outpace fossil fuels eventually. As it is, Australia showed that renewables and esp. battery storage is and can be so worthwhile. https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-big-battery-south-australia-3-blackouts/ What you have asked has been partially or fully answered in this - https://clean...

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