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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Overrated/underrated Leaders
Replies: 81
Views: 7354

RE: Most Overrated/underrated Leaders

Augusto Pinochet gets my vote as most underrated, Chile was going down the drain and he saved it, later he resigned in a popular vote. Avoided confrontation with the Argentinans whom I consider maddogs at the time. Most overrated? Probably Tito in Yugoslavia, he wrecked the economy in the country an...

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Overrated/underrated Leaders
Replies: 81
Views: 7354

RE: Most Overrated/underrated Leaders

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The V-22 Has A Few Screws Loose...
Replies: 24
Views: 7820

RE: The V-22 Has A Few Screws Loose...

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Motors Unveils Electric Luxury Sedan
Replies: 44
Views: 3936

RE: Tesla Motors Unveils Electric Luxury Sedan

I still think a three seater like the Matra Bagheera would be a better choice after the roadster.

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2009 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Replies: 226
Views: 6488

RE: 2009 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Scrubbs interesting idea, nice to know who´s on which strategy.
Kimi had hydraulic failure after 5 laps and Vettel had brakeproblems, wonder if they can fix it to the qualifying.

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by Alessandro
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Nordic Model Is The Future Of Capitalism"
Replies: 55
Views: 10351

RE: "Nordic Model Is The Future Of Capitalism"

To the fortune of border towns in Sweden towards Norway, like Strömstad, AKA Tijuana of Scandinavia.

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by Alessandro
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The V-22 Has A Few Screws Loose...
Replies: 24
Views: 7820

RE: The V-22 Has A Few Screws Loose...

Been very quiet about the V-22 for a while now, so any news which isn´t crashrelated is good.

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by Alessandro
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Nordic Model Is The Future Of Capitalism"
Replies: 55
Views: 10351

RE: "Nordic Model Is The Future Of Capitalism"

BS, Finland don´t have any population growth, Swedens companies (Volvo and SAAB cars, Bofors guns, <acronym title="Abingdon (ABB), United Kingdom">ABB</acronym> and so on) are sold to abroad and got one of the highest youth unemployment (thats why Sweden is so violent nowadays) within EU, IKEA makes...

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by Alessandro
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BMW Driver Follows Sat-nav Off A Cliff (nearly)
Replies: 23
Views: 4494

RE: BMW Driver Follows Sat-nav Off A Cliff (nearly)

I read about a German driver whom drove into a river due to error in the sat-nav, they had marked it as a bridge, but it was a ferry to cross the river... Smile

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by Alessandro
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2009 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Replies: 226
Views: 6488

RE: 2009 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

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by Alessandro
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S/Israel Attack Truck Convoy In Sudan
Replies: 5
Views: 2642

RE: U.S/Israel Attack Truck Convoy In Sudan

Par13del, more like sending a message, anywhere, anytime, we can hit you if you try something.

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by Alessandro
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Obama Paving The Way For A Biden Presidency?
Replies: 26
Views: 3932

RE: Is Obama Paving The Way For A Biden Presidency?

Resign? Dream on, I´m convinced that he´s a two-term president in the making.

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by Alessandro
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Which Boeing Model Is Best For New Air Force 1?
Replies: 46
Views: 11311

RE: Which Boeing Model Is Best For New Air Force 1?

Check out "Military&Space" forum. My answer none, US can´t afford it.

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by Alessandro
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mount Redoubt Starts Puffin´.
Replies: 0
Views: 1170

Mount Redoubt Starts Puffin´.

So Mount Redoubt in Alaska has started to erupt, any flight restrictions?

[Edited 2009-03-23 02:37:29]

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by Alessandro
Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran And Obama: No Unclenching Of Fist ... Yet.
Replies: 22
Views: 2972

RE: Iran And Obama: No Unclenching Of Fist ... Yet.

Down to money, USofA owes Iran lot of money from the Shah reign and can´t cough up, add compensation for the downed Airbus.

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by Alessandro
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Quito Plane Crash.
Replies: 2
Views: 4330

Quito Plane Crash.

A military plane has crashed into a residence area in Quito, Ecuador. At least 3 dead. Seem to be a Beechcraft, <a href="http://www.telegrafo.com.ec/actualidad/noticia/archive/actualidad/2009/03/19/Avioneta-del-Ej_E900_rcito-se-estrell_F300_-contra-condominio-en-Quito-.aspx" target=_blank>http://www...

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by Alessandro
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tonga Undersea Volcano Eruption
Replies: 12
Views: 2118

RE: Tonga Undersea Volcano Eruption

I wonder if there´s any restriction for flying in the area?

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by Alessandro
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tonga Undersea Volcano Eruption
Replies: 12
Views: 2118

RE: Tonga Undersea Volcano Eruption

I wonder how deep it was before the vulcano erupted? Seem like a rerun of Surtsey.
My map says less than 200 meters deep.
BTW the blog pics are about 2,5 years old? 17th of august 2006.

[Edited 2009-03-18 13:36:05]

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by Alessandro
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese Automaker Chery To Purchase Volvo?
Replies: 15
Views: 3259

RE: Chinese Automaker Chery To Purchase Volvo?

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by Alessandro
Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.I.G. Plans Huge Bonuses After $170 Bil. Bailout
Replies: 99
Views: 3698

RE: A.I.G. Plans Huge Bonuses After $170 Bil. Bailout

ManU making the wave... Wink

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by Alessandro
Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS-119 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 12090

RE: Official STS-119 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Swedish tabloids claim a 12% failure risk, I wonder if all 9 remaining missions with the spaceshuttle will be flown?

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China Worried About Exploding U.S. Deficits
Replies: 10
Views: 2357

RE: China Worried About Exploding U.S. Deficits

It´s a eternal game of Russian roulette, no winners just people who hasn´t lost yet and losers.

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Car Robbery: Dealer Steals 81 Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

RE: The Great Car Robbery: Dealer Steals 81 Vehicles

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Three Years Late? Part 2
Replies: 295
Views: 31961

RE: A400M Three Years Late? Part 2

Let say that some big customer pulls out of this project, I´m then convinced that they lose the parts they´ll manufacture. Others non buyers could be very interested in buying A400Ms
(like Finland and Sweden) if they get some parts to manufacture.

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cargo X Plane By Lockheed Martin Takes Shape
Replies: 15
Views: 8941

RE: Cargo X Plane By Lockheed Martin Takes Shape

Will it be pressurized or not?

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by Alessandro
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chrysler Threatens Canadian Government
Replies: 20
Views: 2693

RE: Chrysler Threatens Canadian Government

So what´ll they offer, some precious patents?
GM tried the same stunt here with SAAB, planning to keep all patents.

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by Alessandro
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Car Robbery: Dealer Steals 81 Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

RE: The Great Car Robbery: Dealer Steals 81 Vehicles

Thought it was about the rough Lamborghini dealer in the US.

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by Alessandro
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Exactly What Caused Current World Economic Woes?
Replies: 92
Views: 5364

RE: Exactly What Caused Current World Economic Woes?

Dougy, impressive since US has gone from 92 million to 305 million during the same period.
Cars are the most common transportation still.

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by Alessandro
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Next Conflict Involving NATO/EU/US?
Replies: 32
Views: 9383

RE: Next Conflict Involving NATO/EU/US?

http://cafe.comebackalive.com/viewto...d=cf50f1adb8d67010f7a52b3f7b4e7110
Story about US citizens recruited by Al-Quieda and their associates in Somalia.

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by Alessandro
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Exactly What Caused Current World Economic Woes?
Replies: 92
Views: 5364

RE: Exactly What Caused Current World Economic Woes?

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by Alessandro
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Next Conflict Involving NATO/EU/US?
Replies: 32
Views: 9383

RE: Next Conflict Involving NATO/EU/US?

Somalia is my bet, they need to erase the pirates infrastructure.

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by Alessandro
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS-119 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 12090

RE: Official STS-119 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

ISS needs to be pushed by the spaceshuttle, does this mean that they have recalculate
the orbit path if the spaceshuttle ride is postponed until next month?
Heard that the ISS had a scare of a collision with spacejunk today, evacutation drill was done.

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by Alessandro
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Exactly What Caused Current World Economic Woes?
Replies: 92
Views: 5364

RE: Exactly What Caused Current World Economic Woes?

My name isn´t Malthus. Nor do I wish to do a Roman "reduction" after battles lost.

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by Alessandro
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Exactly What Caused Current World Economic Woes?
Replies: 92
Views: 5364

RE: Exactly What Caused Current World Economic Woes?

So no one thinks population growth has anything to do with it? It took 150 years for the population to double between 1750 to 1900, today it took 40 years 1969 to 2009. Even with the current improvement of technology it´s definitly putting a strain on things, add expensive wars and you´ll see how ev...

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by Alessandro
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese Automaker Chery To Purchase Volvo?
Replies: 15
Views: 3259

RE: Chinese Automaker Chery To Purchase Volvo?

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by Alessandro
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official STS-119 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 12090

RE: Official STS-119 Discovery Shuttle Mission Thread

Less than 7 hours to launch now...

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by Alessandro
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese Automaker Chery To Purchase Volvo?
Replies: 15
Views: 3259

RE: Chinese Automaker Chery To Purchase Volvo?

If the Chinese buys Volvo, they´ll close down the plants and move the machinery to <acronym title="Prescott - Ernest A. Love Field (PRC / KPRC), USA - Arizona">PRC</acronym>, no sweat. Subcontractors can dream of continue to make parts for Volvo. Ssangyong is perfect example how things end up with C...

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by Alessandro
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are New Airliners "too Advanced?"
Replies: 58
Views: 11785

RE: Are New Airliners "too Advanced?"

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by Alessandro
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are New Airliners "too Advanced?"
Replies: 58
Views: 11785

RE: Are New Airliners "too Advanced?"

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Am General/Hummer To Build Next-Gen Taxicabs
Replies: 109
Views: 14290

RE: Am General/Hummer To Build Next-Gen Taxicabs

Here the Toyota Prius is quite popular as cab, bigger cabs are often Mercedes, Citroën, SAAB and Volvo.

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Am General/Hummer To Build Next-Gen Taxicabs
Replies: 109
Views: 14290

RE: Am General/Hummer To Build Next-Gen Taxicabs

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by Alessandro
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE & RR Working On 10k Lbt Engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 6929

RE: GE & RR Working On 10k Lbt Engine?

So anyone knows if the PW800 has been fired up yet? Supposed to be first tested during 2009.

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by Alessandro
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Helicopters Inherently Unreliable?
Replies: 21
Views: 6595

RE: Are Helicopters Inherently Unreliable?

Depends which type, the Mil-17 is a workhorse made to last.

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by Alessandro
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event
Replies: 88
Views: 4737

RE: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event

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by Alessandro
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event
Replies: 88
Views: 4737

RE: Tennis Player Denied UAE Visa For WTA Event

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