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by Klaus
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 68646

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

It's not as if Trump or the republicans supporting him were ever shy about where this would go if democracy shouldn't suit them any more.

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by Klaus
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 68646

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

petertenthije wrote:
The trump mob has gone mad. Not just at the capitol, they also plced a pipe bomb at the RNC offices. The bomb disposal squad took it elsewhere to blow up. (dutch NOS TV news)

True republican "patriots", aren't they? :banghead:

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by Klaus
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1078
Views: 68646

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Trump had started out as having been defeated in an election. That was unpleasant for sure, but in a democracy that is not dishonourable at all. But since then he has done his absolute worst to tear down his own country and to prove himself being an embarrassingly pathetic loser, which only he himse...

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by Klaus
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38759

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

With UK outside EU EU will probably either break up in two or pretty fast become a union of Europe like USA is the next generations. I believe to give answers to the big questions like climate change, crisis handling and military defense post NATO (The Atlantic alliance seems to be about to break)....

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by Klaus
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38759

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Two days in and all is well. No issues at the Border. No issues with stuff in the stores. The economy hasn’t tanked. "The water hasn't reached the upper decks yet, so opening the flood valves was totally the right choice!" :hypnotized: If there had been chaos right away at the lowest ebb ...

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by Klaus
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38759

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Yes I was hoping for Klaus to respond to the link I provided and why he came to that opinion about the claims he made. It seems a point is made its then challenged with facts and then its never answered. Just the same old stuff about empires and Englanders. Its like a series of Allo Allo ! In Germa...

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by Klaus
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38759

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

I am still awaiting for Klaus to explain why they are non essential items. I fear a long wait. Yes I was hoping for Klaus to respond to the link I provided and why he came to that opinion about the claims he made. It seems a point is made its then challenged with facts and then its never answered. ...

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by Klaus
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38759

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

What I do expect to happen though is they will be subject to the Copenhagen Criteria for EU accession just like any other candidate country such as those already in the process. How long it would take to satisfy that criteria is an interesting question. Of course – as I said it's not a walk in the ...

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by Klaus
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38759

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Aldi to boost annual spending on UK-made food and drink by £3.5bn More than 1,000 small firms in grocer’s supply chain expected to benefit from cash injection Aldi is boosting its support for British suppliers by announcing it aims to spend £3.5bn more on UK-produced food and drink annually within ...

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by Klaus
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38759

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

New air bridge established between BHX and OST, said to bypass the expected problems at the ports: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/jota-aviation/jota-aviations-sets-up-brexit-air-bridge-between-birmingham-uk-and-ostend-belgium/ Evoking memories of the soviet Berlin blockade – just this time it's...

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by Klaus
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38759

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Woman in the UK already better off with the removal of VAT on sanitary products. Not sure why the EU class these as non-essential. You can put your straw woman away again: The UK is actually late to this party, and it's got little to do with the EU, as usual with brexiter claims: https://en.wikiped...

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by Klaus
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38759

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

It’s done. No, it has only started a few hours ago! How long will these threads go on for? For as long as the consequences of this monumental blunder last? Scotland can leave the UK but can’t join the EU. There are no serious objections on the EU side, not even from Spain any more, now that the UK ...

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by Klaus
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part XI: 2021
Replies: 648
Views: 38759

Re: Brexit part XI: 2021

Well no matter what people on here think of Brexit and the agreements passed it is done and dusted, time to move on I cant change any of the agreements so just have to live with them now This will be my last post on the matter And just for the recorded I still believe the WA should be rescinded and...

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by Klaus
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 22980

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-55348994?__twitter_impression=true For people who are struggling UK brexiteer: "Say that you're missing us, madly and desperately! Just say it already!!! " EU: "Haven't we been through this? Your stuff is outside on the lawn. Now stop harassing us befo...

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by Klaus
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 22980

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

´That’s the whole point of a treaty or contract; if its not in black and white it does not exist. Wrong. Both violations of the spirit and of preconditions of a treaty can have similar consequences as outright violating the letter. What you are presenting here is a ficitious view of such agreements...

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by Klaus
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 22980

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

It’s only a summary so its quite literally open to interpretation. I’m not sure how it works either UKGov is saying w control the waters but where does the quotas actually come from? Is it existing CFP quota for overall catch or is it that the UK decision for catch year in year out and the quota ba...

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by Klaus
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 22980

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

So in short: [...] This is not a failure of Brexit, it is Brexit itself which has always been an inherent failure all along. Okay, now britons (and scots) will need to come to terms with this catastrophic self-inflicted failure but for us in the European Union life just goes on. So why are you comp...

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by Klaus
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 22980

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

Nope more like common sense was applied at the Joint committee in relation to the NIP, and both side can use Article 16 if any disputes arise in the future, Yes, it is common sense to prevent the Troubles from returning, that's why the EU insisted on it in the WA. You, on the other hand, wanted the...

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by Klaus
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 22980

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

I put my bet on that there is too much invested in the 'conservative EU UK war' . Within 12 month uk government will request tobrenogiatevthis deal. I doubt that the fundamentals will change beyond some tweaks on the fringes. This is armistace 1918 not end of wars. It's not a war at all. If it were...

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by Klaus
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 22980

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

But if what you are saying is correct and pending the outcome of the FTA, the Tories have just lost my vote if they capitulate to the EU. But look on the bright side. Brexit has given the UK control of its own laws, control of immigration, the freedom to strike trade deals on its own terms, and a f...

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by Klaus
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brexit Part X: agreement
Replies: 544
Views: 22980

Re: Brexit Part X: dark days before Christmas

So in short: • None of the unicorms promised before the referendum have been delivered (hint: unicorns don't exist, never have and this has been pointed out ad nauseam ). • The deal is pretty exactly what everyone with any contact with reality had predicted all along simply because it is the only po...

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by Klaus
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 185105

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Another day, another self-imposed deadline by Johnson. We'll see what will happen tonight. And another self-imposed deadline by Johnson has come and gone. Talks will of course continue. The actual transition will get bumpier and more painful with every day an agreement is put off by the UK... From ...

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by Klaus
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 185105

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

We will be patrolling our waters in the event of no deal though. French fisherman will not be allowed into UK waters and rightly so. When things get that far, be prepared to buy up all the fish yourselves as you won't be able to export it to the continent any more. I hope you like fish as much on y...

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by Klaus
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 185105

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

https://preview.redd.it/g7iet5abhi461.jpg?width=540&auto=webp&s=adca77b1ee4491625f488eeaf7a040f1a5228a8e Is anyone really surprised? Just slightly at this point any more. But it's still even more classless and even more unprofessional than I would have expected, and even more pointless and ...

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by Klaus
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 185105

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

According to Michel Barnier the hard deadline is Wednesday (probably in the evening).

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by Klaus
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

This is a very precise, and very good analysis. But I hope that this election was as if Germany dodged Hitler in 1935ish. Or he had died of a heart attack in -36. None of the others could have kept the power and people moving into the madness as Hitler did. Göering? No. We must not forget how impor...

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by Klaus
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

Klaus: Murdoch i don’t think is particularly right wing, he just wants power and will go with whoever to maintain his influence. All his media consistently skew as far towards the hard right as they can without completely losing their respective audiences, all across the markets where he is active,...

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by Klaus
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

I don't find Trump supporters to any less grounded in reality or stupid than Bernie Sanders supporters. They just have a different opinion and a value by which they judge things to be right or wrong. People will never agree on everything, and as long as the loudest voices, with the most money, are ...

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by Klaus
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

Other things he may do while he still can is a pardon flurry to all the criminals who have helped him through the years, I think that's a certainty to be expected, basically giving the finger to the country. The catch is that the president can only pardon people for federal crimes as far as I'm awa...

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by Klaus
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

...and while the pandemic crisis is escalating and he still hasn't conceded yet, Trump goes golfing again today...! https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/nov/08/us-election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-kamala-harris-coronavirus-covid-19-live-updates The latest update is that the current presi...

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by Klaus
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

So will Trump be capable of resisting his urge to grab attention back to himself while Biden speaks? I'm wondering more about inauguration day. Will he pull a sickie, or just go and play a round of golf instead? Will be interesting to see how he handles it. Depends on whether he can scrape together...

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by Klaus
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

Klaus wrote:
So will Trump be capable of resisting his urge to grab attention back to himself while Biden speaks?

I know: It's mostly a rhetorical question. I fully expect a petulant Trump tweet eruption during Biden's speech.

He's managed it! Well done! ;)

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by Klaus
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

So will Trump be capable of resisting his urge to grab attention back to himself while Biden speaks?

I know: It's mostly a rhetorical question. I fully expect a petulant Trump tweet eruption during Biden's speech.

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by Klaus
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

So Trump finally lost. That's sad. I was looking forward to four more years of discussions on a.net. Also: We Europeans loose the most funny gossip. It was depressing and revolting. And the rest more pitiful than actually funny. Well: Thank you Trump for all the funny stuff you gave us. On a more s...

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by Klaus
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

Trump now is a defeated incumbent. That is not pleasant, but in a democracy that is the voters' decision.

But what is completely up to him now is whether he leaves the White House as a pathetic loser.

Nobody but Trump himself can make him that.

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by Klaus
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

Arion640 wrote:
Why did maine elect a republican senator but biden for president?

They must have rediscovered their gag reflex.

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by Klaus
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

The fun part is that Kamala Harris should become the 47th president around 2022... Joe won't last that long. Mid 2020 at most. Is this prediction going to be as accurate as your debate predictions? :duck: I guess the marching orders now are "the whole latter half of 2020 is just a hoax!"

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by Klaus
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

CNN commentator thinks it likely that 3 states will have a recount and that would take several days. The fat lady has not even got on stage to sing or so it seems. Recounts are routine. Actual changes to the outcome are such extreme exceptions, though, that the preliminary result is practically cer...

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by Klaus
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

Some guy on Twitter called Donald Trump wrote about losing with dignity: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/812450976670121985 Hmm. The Republicans might as well save themselves and jettison Trump and his bunch of characters. That Donald Trump from the past guy must be a total troll who jus...

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by Klaus
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 185105

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

Parliament as the representative to the electorate has to have the moral fortitude to get the best possible deal for the country, in this they have failed remarkably. Theresa Mays catchcry “No deal is better than a bad deal” is still the better position, pity she did not have the determination to s...

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by Klaus
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 185105

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

The US election result is terrible news for the UK. I don't really think so: Trump wouldn't have handed any favours to Johnson; Trump's enthusiasm for Brexit was exclusively to weaken and isolate the UK so Trump could screw the UK that much more effectively. Biden will no doubt drive a hard bargain...

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by Klaus
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

Biden is up by 13371 in PA now (CNN live broadcast just now).

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by Klaus
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

Biden announcing his primetime appearance puts the pressure on Trump to go first and to explain his own position, and Biden will certainly let him if at all possible.

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by Klaus
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

I will correct you a little bit. With Georgia alone that will get Biden to 269 EVs. If Trump wins everything else it would be 269-269. Right, which would throw it to the House counting only by delegations, which would still give republicans the advantage. But only if Trump actually won all of the o...

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by Klaus
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

I'm struggling to keep track with the different outlets giving slightly different numbers, which states does Biden need to get to win it - if he gets PA, does that mean it's all over, or does he need Arizona too? If Biden win PA it is over. Biden can still win if he does not win PA, he would need t...

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by Klaus
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 113248

Re: Official Election thread

TheSonntag wrote:
What a press conference from Trump. This is soviet Union revisited.

So he's decided to go out with a whimper.

Figures.

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by Klaus
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 2560
Views: 185105

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

LOL, OK a reciprocal no quota/tariffs deal to the UK is not beneficial to the EU. Somehow I think the EU wants to protect its trade surplus with the UK The EU has an overall payment deficit with the UK when services are included, which is obviously the only way to look at this when it's about the t...

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by Klaus
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 25317

Re: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID

Just an aside: Melania will likely have a lower risk not just because of being younger and fitter, but actually already from being a woman as men tend to suffer more severely from COVID than women do, on top of Trump's other risk factors.

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by Klaus
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 25317

Re: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID

COVID-19 is complacency's plus one. Biden should have worn the mask for the debate. Zoom debates are a better option going forward. Me wearing a mask protects others from my viruses (if I have any) much more than it protects me from other people's. So Trump would have been the one needing to wear o...

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by Klaus
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 25317

Re: Trump and Melania test positive for COVID 19

Trump has been working on the side of the virus all along, so let's see if the virus is now as loyal to him as Trump is to his minions.

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