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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 1589

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Saying "asylum seekers don't contribute to the system" is wrong. If they're integrated correctly they do contribute, and that doesn't cost that much to do. Plenty of jobs nobody in advanced countries want to do, that these people will take up. You also have doctors and engineers among asyl...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59613

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

We're talking about a Concorde like aircraft, which had economy seats (of the day, so not horrible pitch). If you install huge seats/beds in it, the economics that already don't work, fly out of the window !

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4620

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

I would question if tennis is "Big Sport". It's an individual sport so billionaires can't own a team, for starters. The richest individuals involved are players themselves.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 34
Views: 1954

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

The seat is up for auction, we'll see how much it will end up at. I would take it if it would be a tiny amount of my wealth, otherwise no, I would wait for more. I also heard on the evening news here about "going to orbit", which is distinctly not what is going on here, quite the opposite ...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 33065

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

All of the above will probably be necessary, especially if the alternative isn't considered : making less children.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 33065

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

The thing that's wrong is the failure to account for climate impact. It'd be nice if we had made more progress on this in the last few decades, but the political support wasn't there, and now we're up against a serious clock. We need to rapidly decarbonize the entire world economy. And when thinkin...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 910

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

The colorized footage stuff has been made in France for about a decade, the last one I saw covered the 1940 invasion. I knew of the exodus away from the invading armies and towards the south of France of course, but what I didn't know, not taught in school, was that at first there were orders to att...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4620

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

Tournaments can't do anything about players retiring, there is no rule against that !

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 205
Views: 13603

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Hamilton did smartly say this was a marathon, then went for the sprint and lost.

Keeping the championship interesting in the process.

Still the difference in pace between him and Bottas was painful to watch.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed

Lionizing traitors is unusual.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed

These monuments were made to change history, rather. Today the history is well known, only people with delusions cling to confederate stuff.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59613

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

One can't have 4x fuel burn per seat mile, comparable floor space, small fleet operating economics, and charge comparable prices to 787 J today. That just doesn't work. CRJ-200 seating for J prices? Not for me. It wouldn't be 4x the fuel burn per seat mile. It would be 4x the fuel burn, but only fo...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran's Largest Warship Sinks After Fire in Gulf of Oman
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Iran's Largest Warship Sinks After Fire in Gulf of Oman

They have already converted an oil tanker into a "warship".

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59613

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

SEPilot : 50 billion is probably pessimistic, but 5 billion is a given, 10 billion very probable, and 15-20 billion would surprise noone. So far the company doesn't have 1 billion, and 150 employees. Wingtips56 : the windows were small in case one failed and caused a depressurisation. Since Concorde...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1276

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

I'm sure most of them were "born" into that religion, otherwise they wouldn't bother with it.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup
Replies: 20
Views: 1344

Re: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup

Still pretending they love the constitution huh ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 205
Views: 13603

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

A bit of a shit show with all the cars slowed down to a crawl at various times and the red flags screwing various drivers. Fortunately not too big an impact for the championship with Lewis and Max 2 and 3.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59613

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

But the thing is that Boom has a prototype ready to start flying soon, they went ahead of the curve with the prototype with that they will get feedback for the construction of Overture, people said the same thing with the Boeing 747, and look it's flying today. Boom is far, far away from having a &...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1276

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

I didn't think you could both be a religious nut and a valedictorian. With all the science and stuff.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New phone- help me choose
Replies: 29
Views: 1292

Re: New phone- help me choose

Yeah but it's clumsy.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2141
Views: 141251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

COVID tests are free here in France, what about other countries ? I've just seen that Belgians were making the trip across the border, sometimes from quite far away, to get tested here, because in Belgium it's 47€ for a test.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8753

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

This is no different than 'on call' employees not being paid for days they are expected to remain near the office or have their phone on. Surely they're compensated for that in some way ? The laws on that are complex and are different in almost every state, which is why on-call schedules are avoide...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59613

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

The first Boeing aircraft was made of wood, linen, cables, and was basically a copy of another plane.

You could say Boom are copying Concorde I guess, but doing so is a bit more challenging than a small seaplane flying at 65kn.

Also the Boeing Model 1 was actually a failure and didn't sell.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New phone- help me choose
Replies: 29
Views: 1292

Re: New phone- help me choose

I find the highest end devices too expensive for what they do. But I'm not spending hours on my phone every day, so that might play a role. I can't really afford them (I could, but that would mean cutting something else) but even if I could, I would only buy them for the convenience of "I buy t...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59613

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

International travel with Tesla starships is more likely Except it wasn't that long ago that people thought SpaceX was a joke. When SpaceX announced they were developing a Falcon 9 reusable rocket they were practically laughed out of the room no one took them seriously because for years NASA and ot...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59613

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

If Boom were able to build an ER version eventually, UA could fly EWR-HNL-SYD and other eastern Australian routes with HNL being the ideal tech stop or scissors hub location from the east coast of the US to the east coast of Australia plus New Zealand. https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-boom-...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8753

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

Aaron747 wrote:
This is no different than 'on call' employees not being paid for days they are expected to remain near the office or have their phone on.


Surely they're compensated for that in some way ?

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 33065

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

Limit CO2 by mandating grown fuel. Bans are cludgy at best. As an aviation fan and an engineer, I look for solutions, not "just stop" or heavy taxes. e.g., how will electric aircraft be allowed under this ban? When those aircraft are available, why not allow them? Lightsaber "Grown f...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 59613

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

I don't think a single one of these will end up in United. If any of them are certified. The contract is full of requirements and loopholes, very easy for United to get out of. The timeline is way too aggressive. 2025 for rollout, 2026 for first flight and 2029 for carrying passengers. They have be...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4620

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

Osaka changed her tone too. And of course left the tournament so she's not "making a scene" anymore every couple of days, which helps a lot in having a calm conversation.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9173

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

Murders have gone down in western countries in general so that's not really a good argument.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8502

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-03/ ... l/13371876
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Florida kids now : Florida deputies engage in shootout with 12yo boy and 14yo girl

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-03/ ... l/13371876

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lady Gaga in Boston - Concert
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Re: Lady Gaga in Boston - Concert

It's one artist so it's easier to organize (though I'm guessing a Gaga concert is still quite the huge thing). I have tickets for a music festival here in France at the end of August, it was for 2020 now 2021, well no because it has been cancelled again months ago, even though there is hope that eve...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs

Knowing how many there were at any one time, on average, is interesting, knowing how many there were across millions of years, not so much.

How many humans by that account ? How many apes ?

If we could know the number from fossils and deduct the average population, sure, but doing it the other way ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8753

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

That person seems right wing/extreme right. The right wing in the US since at least the 80's has had one objective only and carried it out very well : give as much power to companies as possible, and remove as much power from employees as possible. Complaining about the consequences of the causes yo...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2596

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

Funny how the thread sidetracked into being conservative with money. Surely if you understand that, you can understand being conservative with the environment ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14528

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

I quickly looked at the ACS and couldn't find anything that states that but I could have missed it. If it does then it's in disagreement with FAR 61.23 which clearly states that you don't need one for exams in a simulator... https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/61.23 (b) Operations not requiring...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4620

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

I have no problem with her withdrawing, whatever her reasons are. Rules are rules and you can start a discussion to change them, it's just not what she has done, it's not the right time and she seems to be acknowledging that. Unlike her the French tennis federation is greatly suffering financially, ...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1012

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

The worst part is that Natives only make the news when they are protesting their rights, so most non-natives see it as "oh look at these whiny people." That's why I hope this brings awareness! It’s ridiculous. And SJWs hardly mention NAs as well because there aren’t enough of them to be s...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1012

Re: Mass Unmarked Grave of 200+ Kids Found in Canada

The Catholic church is of course responsible (along with governments) however don't think it's because that church is evil. It would have happened with any of them, had they had enough power.

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by Aesma
Mon May 31, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 8502

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

100 bullets fired in mass shooting that left 2 dead, 20 injured at Florida birthday bash: https://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-20-25-people-shot-suspects-open-fire/story?id=77986310 Texas man arrested for allegedly planning mass shooting at Walmart: Police : https://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-man-arrested-al...

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by Aesma
Mon May 31, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 9316

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

The wealthy will do what they have always done, They will continue living a nomadic globetrotting lifestyle with multiple properties, citizenships and residencies that allow them the freedoms they desire, biding their time until more individual/business friendly governments take office again, becau...

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by Aesma
Mon May 31, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4620

Re: Osaka won't talk to press

If she was sincere or smart she could have done things differently, say that she has mental health issues and that reporters are mean or something, but go to the pressers. Then either take nice questions and no comment the others or something like that. Pretty soon I'm sure should would only get &qu...

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by Aesma
Sun May 30, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5140

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

If Marxism is so bad surely it should be taught too, so kids can recognize it ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 26999

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... mes-europe


From that same link :

Belarus looks to turn Minsk into a fifth freedom hub
17.05.2021 - 00:08 UTC


Well, that didn't age well !
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davidjohnson6 wrote:
Belavia to cut workforce, blames Europe
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... mes-europe


From that same link :

Belarus looks to turn Minsk into a fifth freedom hub
17.05.2021 - 00:08 UTC


Well, that didn't age well !

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 20
Views: 2204

Re: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

About the filibuster, why don't they at least go through with it ? Have some GOP senators really work for it ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greyhound to exit Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: Greyhound to exit Canada

Carpooling is also an option isn't it ?

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by Aesma
Sat May 29, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2141
Views: 141251

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

The Pfizer/China/Taiwan story is really ridiculous and infuriating...

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by Aesma
Fri May 28, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are city housing prices rising?
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: Why are city housing prices rising?

Here in France most houses are made of cinder blocks so lumber prices aren't an issue. But there is also a shortage of cinder blocks ! There is a shortage of everything, partly because people working from home have time to do home improvements, partly because of the disruptions in shipping. I still ...

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