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by pune
Sun May 15, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40178

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Right next to the gas station in the woods…. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I know that's somewhat facetious, but... it's a legit question, I think. You can bring fuel in your actual gas tank and then you can bring more fuel in reserve tanks; yes, they cost weight and space, but it's extra fuel...

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by pune
Sat May 14, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6295

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Too many cooks in the kitchen. In some respects, there is too much democratic process in local politics. Ever been to a planning commission meeting that has a public comment component? I have and sometimes they only get to agenda item 4 by 1 AM and call it a day with five items remaining. But if yo...

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by pune
Sat May 14, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6295

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

The point of the posting the news article, was to show that big building projects on the scale of the CAHSR project cannot be done in this day and age sadly. The only large-scale project that has gone relatively on time so far is the LGA terminal rebuilds. Even AA had a dumpster fire building its t...

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by pune
Fri May 13, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6295

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

For Japan look at - https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/256221468752350809/pdf/multi-page.pdf 1. Why are you quoting a document from the year 1992, which is a whole 30 years ago? 2. Even this document identified, "Gradually, competition from automobiles and aircraft intensified, and JN...

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by pune
Fri May 13, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6295

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Americans, and to some extent Canadians, have been so indoctrinated with this fantasy that cares and airplanes are the only travel options. We have been told for decades that trains are slow and unreliable all while watching the EU, Japan, and China build high-speed networks in addition to air and ...

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by pune
Thu May 12, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6295

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Americans, and to some extent Canadians, have been so indoctrinated with this fantasy that cares and airplanes are the only travel options. We have been told for decades that trains are slow and unreliable all while watching EU, Japan, and China build high speed networks in addition to air and road...

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by pune
Wed May 11, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6295

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

What you have missed in the enthusiasm are the loans taken by the Japanese and the Chinese for the development of their HSR networks and both are in debt traps. Obviously, one day or the other the respective Governments will bail them out. The Japanese put sweeteners and actually gave a proposal to ...

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by pune
Wed May 11, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6295

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

Before I start, I wanna make a point clear, I'm a proponent of rail and more rail but HSR has issues. Just went through some of the arguments above. FWIW, the problem with HSR is that it's costly and has to be subsidized one way or the other. The Japanese for e.g. have been living with stagflation f...

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by pune
Wed May 11, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties
Replies: 127
Views: 6295

Re: California High Speed Rail running into difficulties

IMO, the current plan to wander through the Central valley while connecting the Bay area with LA is quite similar to the reason Micky Mouse left Minnie Mouse. They lost a lot of support with that. Totally outside the topic but when did that happen, I thought Micky and Minnie were soul mates ??? (he...

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by pune
Tue May 10, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 27903

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

I think the Air Asia India & Air India merger makes a lot of sense. Considering AI has condensed their operations to mostly BOM and DEL based operations, Air Asia India flies many routes that were flown by Air India themselves before the pandemic. Take COK for an example, Air India used to fly ...

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by pune
Tue May 10, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 27903

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.facebook.com/10000627889265 ... 312194800/
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There is a pretty good summation of what happened by one of the travelers who was there at Ranchi Airport, her account of the proceedings. I tried to copy but because it is text-heavy airliners.net wouldn't let me copy -

https://www.facebook.com/10000627889265 ... 312194800/

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by pune
Tue May 10, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 27903

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

Indigo's statement to the press -

"As a small token of appreciation, IndiGo would like to offer electric wheelchair for child barred from boarding flight: CEO"

Can somebody tell me how does 'appreciation' fit in here ?

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by pune
Tue May 10, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 27903

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

There was an interview on NDTV, a one-sided interview of the Indigo management only. They had got a disability expert but somehow forgot to get him on set (he was in the make-up room) while this interview was done - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBx5_Ls9i40 After that bit got exposed on SM they ar...

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by pune
Tue May 10, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 27903

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

This was spiraled quite a bit, seems there was more to the story - https://twitter.com/aditya_mani_jha/status/1523303658217086976 Apparently, there were quite a few 'rich' drunk Indians who also created ruckus while boarding but they were allowed to board, it was only the disabled/specially-abled ch...

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by pune
Mon May 09, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1948

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

I have been reading this book 'Decipher' by Stel Pavlou written in 2001 and yet I can see so many things which would raise heckles (more by right than left). It is about 600 pages plus and goes deep about civilizations, the first civilizations, the sciences, and how they came to be and whatnot in a ...

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by pune
Mon May 09, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 27903

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.fortuneindia.com/enterprise ... ium/108085
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Adani raising more funds ostensibly for Mumbai Airport -

https://www.fortuneindia.com/enterprise ... ium/108085

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by pune
Mon May 09, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 27903

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022

Outrage as teen with disability stopped from boarding IndiGo flight at Ranchi airport source : https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/current-affairs-trends/outrage-as-child-with-disability-stopped-from-boarding-indigo-flight-at-ranchi-airport-8473661.html Glad to see other passenger stand up for...

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by pune
Fri May 06, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1948

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

The film has many themes in addition to climate change and willing mass deception. How tech entrepreneurs are convinced of their own infallibility, and that their solutions will always work until they don't. How election cycles dominate the thinking of elected officials. How the powerful ensure the...

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by pune
Thu May 05, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1948

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

just not with a commit, commit to what exactly? I can't tell if you're being facetious or not, but Dutchy certainly meant comet , not "commit." I had no clue what he was talking about since I haven’t seen the film, or even heard about it until now. Same here. It was nominated for the Osca...

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by pune
Wed May 04, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1948

Re: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

Happened for real in the UK a couple of weeks ago, whatever your view on the activist and her point it was bad interviewing and journalism, from a man who noted he's been a journalist for 50 years. Indeed but not in a positive sense. He is often compared usually for his faux pas to the comic creati...

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by pune
Wed May 04, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't :Look up and the realness of it.
Replies: 31
Views: 1948

Don't :Look up and the realness of it.

I saw this yesterday - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11286314/ and the only thing I can say is I can very well see it happening exactly the way it has been shared. And the part about 'modern culture' or the part about literally don't look up and could happen in the U.S., the UK, and even India with t...

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by pune
Sun May 01, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 131
Views: 14907

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

Same argument applies to Sen Warren, AOC and Bernie. Fringe voters give you fringe candidates. Not the same at all - the ones you mention support a far left agenda. I think this is a perfect illustration of how screwed up US politics have become, and how words have lost their meaning. None of the s...

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by pune
Sun May 01, 2022 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 3026

Re: Migrant Crisis at the Texas Border 2022

I just finished a few days back John Grisham's 'The Street Lawyer' which addresses the same problem. And that book was written in the 90s and according to the book, that started from 1970s and seems the needle hasn't moved at all to date :(

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by pune
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 27903

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

India has over 1.3 billion people, and as they are rapidly developing/urbanizing, more and more people will be in the air. Although 300 might seem like a lot compared to other airlines in India, considering the amount of people and future growth that will occur, the 1000ish total commercial airplan...

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by pune
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 27903

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

So for the near future, basically any Indian domestic travel will have to connect though BOM/DEL unless Indigo? That's sad to see then, also explains why COK only has only 1-2 destinations from SpiceJet, Go First, Vistara, Air India, AirAsia India, etc. Not really. Its just that 6E has more flights...

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by pune
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 27903

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Air India Employees quarters given to Adani and they are moving to Bombay HC to protest the same - https://hr.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/air-india-employees-to-move-bombay-hc-over-eviction/90913483 These are the same people or almost 90% of them who voted for the BJP in the center. W...

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by pune
Sun Apr 17, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 13049

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

I think one good thing from this attack will be attention given to the medical condition of Alopecia. It affects 3 million a year in the USA alone. It is autoimmune disorder It can be treated but it may be difficult. Losing hair from this medical condition can be embarrassing and cause psychologica...

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by pune
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9950

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Here's a meme that is math related... With a little bit of climate change and gender studies for good measure. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51142598812_34b43c2972_n.jpg I’m not picking up on this one really. Can you break down where the humor is? same here, it's beyond my understanding :(

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by pune
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion
Replies: 201
Views: 12918

Re: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $43 billion

In India, the RW made a copy of Twitter, called it Khoo or something similar. They had copied everything modifying a bit here and there so it may look 'different'. I was expecting some centrists to migrate over to the new service. But that idea failed miserably and most of them who had left Twitter ...

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by pune
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 IPCC Climate Change Report
Replies: 71
Views: 3522

Re: 2022 IPCC Climate Change Report

Not my personal unsubstantiated opinion, just before COP26 Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies admitted the modelling was getting it wrong. But getting back to Galileo and scientific consensus, Galileo was forced to recant and confess to an error against the then A...

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by pune
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 IPCC Climate Change Report
Replies: 71
Views: 3522

Re: 2022 IPCC Climate Change Report

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Humans are not sufficiently evolved to deal with plagues, let alone global warming.


This I agree with cent per cent. I am seeing the same here.

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by pune
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

That is the reason VW and Toyota want to stop Tesla. Every manufacturer wants to slow every competitor the best they can, that's called business I did see you kept silent on all the other stuff, the culture bit at Ford, and the issues therein. The last CEO didn't even mention the warranty issues an...

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by pune
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Btw Ford just recalled 737,000 vehicles in the last two days in the U.S. over a part that could develop an oil leak and a software error that could hinder braking. All sorts of finger-pointing happening in Ford. Oh no, a vehicle recall! Man, never heard that happening before. https://driveteslacana...

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by pune
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

This video is specifically for you. And I would what he suggests, go back to you car ane breathe those beautiful fumes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZNxQr0QCHI Yawn. And for the Toyota fanboys, any idea why is the new EV called BYD corolla instead of Toyota Corolla. Perhaps that was in the agr...

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by pune
Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Btw Ford just recalled 737,000 vehicles in the last two days in the U.S. over a part that could develop an oil leak and a software error that could hinder braking. All sorts of finger-pointing happening in Ford. https://www.klkntv.com/recall-alert-ford-vehicles-and-carbon-monoxide-alarms/ You won't...

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by pune
Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Btw Ford just recalled 737,000 vehicles in the last two days in the U.S. over a part that could develop an oil leak and a software error that could hinder braking. All sorts of finger-pointing happening in Ford. https://www.klkntv.com/recall-alert-ford-vehicles-and-carbon-monoxide-alarms/ You won't ...

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by pune
Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

For some, it will always be 'not there' till it's screaming in their face As far as the UK is concerned, it has the right-wing govt. pro-coal lobby and whatnot and yet still EV's are capturing the market and this is happening month after month. As I mentioned previously, I left my comments on this ...

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by pune
Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty
Replies: 23
Views: 1921

Re: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty

Cats and buildings are actually more harmful to them than anything else. Cats don't kill eagles. There is a big difference between a pigeon (kill all you want) and an eagle. Not only in size but also in habitat. Eagles in India had been hunted close to extinction even before I was born. Even during...

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by pune
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

And that is the point. If people were more aware of how the dangers are. I don't really think people are that aware and would still do the stupid decision to go for an ice car if you have got an alternative of an EV car around the same price point. And Governments have a constitutional role in impr...

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by pune
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty
Replies: 23
Views: 1921

Re: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty

Cats and buildings are actually more harmful to them than anything else. Cats don't kill eagles. There is a big difference between a pigeon (kill all you want) and an eagle. Not only in size but also in habitat. Eagles in India had been hunted close to extinction even before I was born. Even during...

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by pune
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

And that is the point. If people were more aware of how the dangers are. I don't really think people are that aware and would still do the stupid decision to go for an ice car if you have got an alternative of an EV car around the same price point. And Governments have a constitutional role in impr...

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by pune
Thu Apr 07, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Perhaps your corner of the globe, not here, not in my corner. They still don't. And by they, I mean the general public ar large. Which is why I explained this to you before in another thread when you brought it up then. And that is the point. If people were more aware of how the dangers are. I don'...

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by pune
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Possible, but before I came to know EVs I didn't know that using diesel cars can lead to cancer. If I have a family, then choosing EVs also makes more sense for my own health. There the auto industry did a good job of cover-up, even today hardly 1-2% of people know about https://www.cancer.org/canc...

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by pune
Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty
Replies: 23
Views: 1921

Re: Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty

Cats and buildings are actually more harmful to them than anything else. I have seen pigeons killed mercilessly by a cat that roams in the building where I live. I have seen at least 4 pigeons killed by it. At times they even eat their are own newborn, have seen them do it if they don't have enough ...

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by pune
Wed Apr 06, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union
Replies: 53
Views: 5354

Re: Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union

Why is Hungary still in NATO and the European Union? The Hungarian people, after reelecting Victor Orban don't seem to share western values. Why do they even want to be in NATO and the European Union? You can say the same about Turkey and NATO, and Poland and the EU. They are doing what they think ...

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by pune
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

What are you talking about? VW is a business, their objective is to make money, and right now thats what they are doing quite well with ICE vehicles, as we shift into the future and into EVs, VW is getting ready to keep making money as more and more jurisdictions create mandates to ZEVs. As of righ...

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by pune
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Truth and reconciliation committee?
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: Truth and reconciliation committee?

In many countries, national governments have established truth and reconciliation committees or other organizations with similar names, with the goal of finding out the history of different groups of people being suppressed in the past, and to have national recognition, understanding of the history...

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by pune
Tue Apr 05, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Protectionism will play a big role. I can't see France or Germany or the EU giving up on building cars, for example. Same for the US and Japan. See this bit I have agreed. I mean I even shared what VW is currently at but he's unwilling to see it. Of course, Germany will bail them out, it has to. It...

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