Having to recall cars that have been part of a recall, that's not great ! DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. because the side air bags can explode without warning and spew parts into the cabin. I'm hoping even with an accident, that airbag deployme...Jump to post
Single pilot is easier to do than electric aircraft. You just need some politicians to agree to it, the FAA to define some rules, and it's done. EV cars are the future and not going away, and of course smartphones etc. provided incentives to make better batteries, so that will continue with or witho...Jump to post
I thought VN was almost bankrupt or something ?Jump to post
So again, where does the money from Carbon taxes go to? Serious question, is there a tree planting program this goes to do reduce the carbon in the atmosphere? Or is this just another "revenue enhancer" for the EU countries? We will see but the overall idea is not to increase taxes signif...Jump to post
Clear. Why don’t people have the ID in the first place? Have you considered that a certain blue party can’t get enough support unless they make it Really easy for people. Why? Why shouldn’t people put some effort in? I am genuinely intrigued. Why does a certain red party find it easier to attract v...Jump to post
Does anyone know what the current level of tax on Jet is in Europe ? Right now the US Federal tax is $0.194 per gallon. I did find it interesting that individual US States have varying taxes on turbine fuel. I imagine that might lead to some fuel tankering similar to what may happen in Europe For U...Jump to post
I'm against the embargo, not because of what it will or could do, but on principle. Cuba isn't doing anything to the US, is not invading countries, the embargo is illegal and recognized as such. It hurts Cuba but it also hurts the US on the international stage. What is your argument for the embargo...Jump to post
An important point that is not being talked about enough is that all GOP politicians were elected on the same ballots that were supposedly tempered with by the conspiracy. How do they explain that ?Jump to post
Money printing machine in a deregulated US market, where everybody flies all the time. In 1980's Germany that's another story.Jump to post
After a delay of many years, EU is finally catching up on the USA in terms of taxation of the domestic flights, including a tax on commercial jet fuel. The government-imposed taxes on air transport are indeed numerus in the USA and this doesn't seem to have significantly affected the US domestic ma...Jump to post
If you own a plane and fly it privately fuel is already taxed.
The problem is most private jets are owned by companies.
I have heard really knowledgeable people say SA is totally doomed now, and the decline became irreversible years ago. I heard exactly the same thing, early on, when Hugo Chavez rose to power from my Venezuelan medical resident roommate. It happens when populations fall below the minimum education a...Jump to post
RightRudder : I'm against the embargo, not because of what it will or could do, but on principle. Cuba isn't doing anything to the US, is not invading countries, the embargo is illegal and recognized as such. It hurts Cuba but it also hurts the US on the international stage. What is your argument fo...Jump to post
Apparently in the US you have an app you can use to "fight the ticket" so maybe do that. Last year I commuted for two weeks on urban highways to "La Défense", Paris' business district, and on that 25Km commute there are something like 15 speed cameras, including 6 in a tunnel you...Jump to post
No mention of Macron's speech last night ? He basically explained that a 4th wave is coming, the only mitigating factor is vaccination, and as a consequence, when restrictions will have to be imposed, they will be imposed on non vaccinated people. On top of that, healthcare staff (including hospital...Jump to post
Being cut off from you natural trading partner has an impact, even if other, further away countries are willing to trade. If the US treated Cuba like say, Saudi Arabia, Cuban authorities wouldn't have such a big bully to blame for their issues. That's true. But the embargo is still just an excuse. T...Jump to post
The US/NASA/USAF started the thing by calling astronauts test pilots who flew a bit high.
Redefine astronaut as people who made one orbit and be done with it.
It wouldn't even hurt pioneers who made suborbital flights as astronauts as they did eventually fulfill the criteria.
Just an 'Hypothetical Question' concerning the situation of England not being able to win any of the major 'International Soccer Championships'. Since, Great Britain is being represented in Olympics, shouldn't the Soccer Team also be represented as Great Britain comprising of players of Wales, Engl...Jump to post
My team (France) lost for one missed penalty (Switzerland put 5 in, France 4), since then many matches finished on penalties, including the final, and everytime I watched, many didn't go in, a bit frustrating ! I'm half Italian so I guess I won anyway, even if I don't support them (especially since ...Jump to post
Unless the plan is to be protected by the man you put in power to replace the one you killed. AFAIK Haïti has a similar political system as France (don't know why, since we didn't have that system 2 centuries ago), meaning the president is the strong man, and the PM is there to execute his policies....Jump to post
Haven't you followed the last few years of US politics regarding corporate tax, or the current negotiations for a global minimum corporate tax ? Only profits are taxed ! Amazon hasn't paid anything in the US for years. Clearly the US doesn't own any part of Amazon. Governments owning part, most or w...Jump to post
Did Marx advocate for higher taxes or did he advocate for workers (not government) owning their companies ?Jump to post
I don't know her ethnicity but the wife is Asian (the ambassador isn't) so it's not a white woman causing issue.
She should be the one apologizing to be honest.
There is no tourism currently so basically no money. If wonder how much they paid, if anything, for buying back the shares. It seems that is also headed to court, since it was done unilaterally.Jump to post
What would prevent Airbus to add fuel tanks in the belly if what is required is as much fuel in the air as possible ?Jump to post
If the United States and China started going head to head over Taiwan I wonder what the possibility of using nuclear weapons would be especially if China was losing the battle? Of course hope none of this ever happens. Losing would mean a territorial status quo in all likelihood, so nothing really ...Jump to post
At least they didn't try the "I'm important let me finish my press conference".Jump to post
They don't happen. Which is what plenty in the US military have been asking for literally decades now, but hasn't happened, and won't happen. These future billions matter a lot for Switzerland though, since they're "promised" a certain price and certain operating costs, that are not going ...Jump to post
I just think in the US if we did go to a 4 day workweek, it would be better to have it as flex. with 60 days( 52+8) for use as the employee sees fit. That's not the same thing, though. Here in France many companies close altogether in August, millions of people are vacationing at the same time. Whe...Jump to post
Considering how the F-35 program has gone so far (hundreds of billions over budget, for starters), you'd be hard pressed to sell to Europeans the idea of going the same route. And we wouldn't build 2 or 3 thousands of them to spread that cost.. Buying the plane without having any prior involvement ...Jump to post
Before saying they're better let's have match with each team against each other, shall we ?Jump to post
35 hours is the normal work week in France since the year 2000. Over 5 days however. In my case I do 37 hours and get a free day a month I can use whenever I want/need. 4 days a week in Japan is a good idea since people there don't know how to stop, get to work early and leave uber late, sometimes j...Jump to post
Considering how the F-35 program has gone so far (hundreds of billions over budget, for starters), you'd be hard pressed to sell to Europeans the idea of going the same route. And we wouldn't build 2 or 3 thousands of them to spread that cost.. Buying the plane without having any prior involvement w...Jump to post
Was the evacuation really necessary in the end ? Not saying it was a bad call but there doesn't seem to be a major fire either.Jump to post
Well there would need to be brains in that camp, intellectuals, scholars. In the specific camp that doesn't believe there is racism in the US I mean, not among white folks or even republicans, although I'm not sure for the latter.Jump to post
Taiwan isn't perfect however having China take control would hardly be an improvement.Jump to post
I don't know how it works in the US but I don't believe they can force you to jump. However if they ask for you to have some kind of experience, a valid license, insurance etc., it would be a bit much to go through all the hoops with no intention of jumping. I've only jumped out of Turbo Porters and...Jump to post
Anti ship missiles work also against an invasion, though. And SAM against dropping troops. It's not like Hong Kong at all. Hong Kong is linked to the mainland, and Hong Kong was given back in 1997 anyway. What happened recently in HK is nothing like what China taking over Taiwan would be. Well, unle...Jump to post
It matters if everyone is vaccinated. If everyone isn't vaccinated, what matters is the impact on the health system. art : Well BoJo said we should get used to more death so unfortunately it seems he expects things to get worse on that front. What should matter is hospital and intensive care capacity.Jump to post