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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google fine $5 Billion by EU
Replies: 45
Views: 1050

Re: Google fine $5 Billion by EU

It's opportunism. American companies are innovative and wealthy so EU regulators fleece them. What don't you understand about antitrust legislation ? I believe it's an US innovation, too. Google el al are innovative in part because they kill competitors in the bud, and hire their talents. Or buys c...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservatives versus liberals
Replies: 67
Views: 1424

Re: Conservatives versus liberals

That's ok, no worries.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservatives versus liberals
Replies: 67
Views: 1424

Re: Conservatives versus liberals

trpmb6 wrote:
Lets try to not interject our own US politics into this discussion, as OP has already directed once.


Thank you.

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google fine $5 Billion by EU
Replies: 45
Views: 1050

Re: Google fine $5 Billion by EU

don't do business in Europe. This raises another question for me.. Who is really doing business in Europe here? In this case it would really be Samsung (et. al) right? So then it goes back to the contract which Samsung (et. al) enter with google. Google can't tell samsung not to sell their product ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google fine $5 Billion by EU
Replies: 45
Views: 1050

Re: Google fine $5 Billion by EU

I still don't like this. What exactly don't you like? You can still use Andriod, you can still put the Google apps on your phone if you want. The only thing is it isn't mandatory anymore so you have more options. You can use them at your discretion, not Google. What is not to like ;) It's opportuni...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct number of televisions
Replies: 29
Views: 627

Re: The correct number of televisions

The correct number is indeed zero. Tossed out my TV a long time ago. If I want to watch TV a laptop or beamer is the way to go ;-) Beamer? https://images.ecosia.org/cQ5Y-vjIhAfUSgeXdS-KEz3_W04=/0x390/smart/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.beamer-discount.de%2Fbeamer%2Fsony%2Fvpl_vw90es%2Fsony_vpl_vw90es_1_large.jp...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct number of televisions
Replies: 29
Views: 627

Re: The correct number of televisions

The correct number is indeed zero. Tossed out my TV a long time ago. If I want to watch TV a laptop or beamer is the way to go ;-)

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google fine $5 Billion by EU
Replies: 45
Views: 1050

Re: Google fine $5 Billion by EU

Why can’t they? iOS is an alternative, after all. No, it isn't, not in these instances. You can't install iOS on a non-Apple device, and third party device manufacturers cannot license it, so it's not an alternative at all. But that isn't google's fault. That's Apple restricting users to using only...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservatives versus liberals
Replies: 67
Views: 1424

Re: Conservatives versus liberals

I see the discussion dives into the American political system. If we can put that aside and dive into the deeper social issue of fractions of societies getting more and more estranged from each other because each and everyone is getting more and more into their own bubble. The nice thing I have lear...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 327
Views: 7650

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/18/st ... -airlines/
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Interesting story. US state department didn't give out it's usual statement about MH17, condemning Russia about its role in the MH17.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/18/st ... -airlines/

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google fine $5 Billion by EU
Replies: 45
Views: 1050

Re: Google fine $5 Billion by EU

I don’t really get it. It’s Google’s OS, so shouldn’t they get to do what they want? Isn’t competition having competing OS’s - which exist? If you don’t like Android you can always go with another option. That is the whole point, Google has a too dominate position that the consumer cannot make a re...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservatives versus liberals
Replies: 67
Views: 1424

Conservatives versus liberals

So we don't understand each other. So what to do? Do we want to take the blue pill and say the other party is dumb or do we want to take the red pill and see the Conservatism and socialism are Jing and Jang, we need to have both to create a society which is in balance? https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 109
Views: 1994

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Apparently less then if Airbus can't produce aircraft anymore, because of some bureaucratic reason or import tariffs. Wonder about the true cost of "hard" Brexit. I would say that the true cost of Brexit - worst case - is quite dramatic, even more dramatic than I thought. Again the Airbus...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 109
Views: 1994

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Don't we have a phase 4? I would suggest changing the title to: an enthusiastic march towards the cliff-edge :lol: We still have a few months before the big jump into the abyss. Airbus says activating Brexit contingency plans as UK strategy 'unraveling' Airbus says they will stockpiling parts. Wonde...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google fine $5 Billion by EU
Replies: 45
Views: 1050

Re: Google fine $5 Billion by EU

trpmb6 wrote:
I still don't like this.


What exactly don't you like? You can still use Andriod, you can still put the Google apps on your phone if you want. The only thing is it isn't mandatory anymore so you have more options. You can use them at your discretion, not Google. What is not to like ;)

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google fine $5 Billion by EU
Replies: 45
Views: 1050

Re: Google fine $5 Billion by EU

I think it is good for consumers and citizens - mostly the same people, what are the odds ;-) -. Tech companies seem to have to much power, unfortunately. Competitors are good for the market and innovation. The EU has the power in terms of legislation, will and of the number of consumers to limit th...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quotes Nelson Mandela (born 100years ago)
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Quotes Nelson Mandela (born 100years ago)

Ten quotes from Nelson Mandela on the day he would have celebrated his 100th anniversary. It is one of the most remarkable man of our lifetime. “Where you stand depends on where you sit.” “One of the challenges of our time, without being pietistic or moralistic, is to re-instil in the consciousness ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery
Replies: 56
Views: 13127

Re: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery

Very nice livery and a good cause. Well done all.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The good news topic
Replies: 2
Views: 142

The good news topic

If you follow the news as close as I, you might think the world is going to hell. But there are also beautiful human interest stories out there. So please share them here. Man walks over a dozen miles to first day of work, CEO gifts him car as thanks It was supposed to be Walter Carr's first day of ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 103
Views: 12751

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

That's what I'm thinking. The money that is. But with all the current politics and sanctions, its possible that had something to do with it too. On the other hand, Russia never really indicated any plans to build more than the initial 12 either. It was probably dependent on the order from India. Wh...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 103
Views: 12751

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Perhaps you are right they will not completely abandon the project, but in this way, they might get to the series production stage in what, ten years or 15? Clearly, the program is in trouble if they only want to have 12. These 12 will quite possibly be useless in real combat. The new engine will no...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America's role in the world
Replies: 9
Views: 495

America's role in the world

With these many threads about Trump and all his incidents, he is causing. I don't want to put any more time in those incidents, not interested in those anymore, so I don't react to those anymore. What I am interested in is predictions of how America's role in the world is changing because of Trump, ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 103
Views: 12751

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

So translation, they needed the money from India and perhaps expertise. Now that India has walked away from this, the program is coming to an end. The Syria stunt was just that, just to show India that the plane worked. Too bad, for an enthusiast, the more diversity the better.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s
Replies: 16
Views: 1313

Re: Slovakia to purchase Block 70 F-16s

mxaxai wrote:
Ironic, considering that the MiG-29 had its first flight after the F-16.


The MiG-29 is still being made in it's the latest guise: MiG-35.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 35
Views: 2608

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

Nice to see the first fruits of the work done on a new combat aircraft. Looks quite nice for a first attempt. So the Italians and Britts are going together. BAe seems to be the spider in the web, Turkish fighter project, Saab project and still the Japanees? Where does that leave Saab, are they still...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Olympic will be a seasonal heat-humid hell.
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Tokyo Olympic will be a seasonal heat-humid hell.

It will not be like the Qatar world cup condition in the summer, 50+ degrees Celsius. It's not being played in the summer. The next World Cup will start on 21 Nov 2022 and end 18 Dec 2022. (The first one not to have been played in May,June or July). True, but their bit was playing it in summertime ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amateur Radio Operators
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Amateur Radio Operators

Quite interesting hobby you have ;-)

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by Dutchy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Olympic will be a seasonal heat-humid hell.
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Tokyo Olympic will be a seasonal heat-humid hell.

Ah well, I am sure that everyone will handle it. We have seen the summer Olympics in some hot places before Atlanta, Athens or Moscow for instance.

It will not be like the Qatar world cup condition in the summer, 50+ degrees Celsius.

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 10101

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

This arrogance is the reason why neither made the final. No respect and classifying sides of draws as easier or harder. What makes you think Croatia couldn't have beaten Belgium in the semi? Belgium was nothing special I wonder at what point the Belgian team was arrogant? There was a bit when we lo...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oldest tree in trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Oldest tree in trouble

Tāne Mahuta is a giant kauri tree (Agathis australis) in the Waipoua Forest of Northland Region, New Zealand. Its age is unknown but is estimated to be between 1,250 and 2,500 years. It is the largest kauri known to stand today.[1] Its Māori name means "Lord of the Forest" (see Tāne), fro...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: A pedantic thread

DocLightning wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Of course it should not be a period, it should have been an exclamation mark!


I'd have used a semicolon where you used that comma.


That is you....

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by Dutchy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: A pedantic thread

Airstud wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
snail


Gross.


A snail has an important role in nature, therefore it can never be Gross.

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by Dutchy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: A pedantic thread

The first double exclamation point should be replaced by a semicolon. How pedantic of you, Doc, I expected better from you. The second comma should be a period. :mrgreen: And did you not read the title and OP in this thread? We have a saying in our beautiful language: op alle slakken zout leggen or...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1758

Re: A pedantic thread

DocLightning wrote:
seb146 wrote:
It is not excessive!! It is passion!!


The first double exclamation point should be replaced by a semicolon.


How pedantic of you, Doc, I expected better from you.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai youth football team trapped in cave
Replies: 28
Views: 1274

Re: Thai youth football team trapped in cave

What does stateless mean in this sense? Does that have to do with the political issues between Thailand and China itself? Stateless means stateless, so no official papers, no official residence in a county, no passport. Found a link or you: https://www.afp.com/en/news/23/coach-ek-unlikely-stateless...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singapore - KL HSR
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Singapore - KL HSR

As this is an aviation forum it gets me wondering how big the impact will be on the worlds busiest city pair (by air). I imagine it could create a significant dent on flight demand - but - how many passengers will the trains really be able draw out of the air ...? If the train operator does its pri...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thai youth football team trapped in cave
Replies: 28
Views: 1274

Re: Thai youth football team trapped in cave

Last I heard they might want to turn it into a tourist attraction of some kind. There is also an interesting development. 4 out of the 12 are stateless, they now ask for the Thai authorities to give them papers, in order to travel abroad. They have been invited to Man. City to come and play with them.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 10101

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Tomorrow: England - Belgium 2.0. Only for the 3rd place, I know, but still should be an exciting match, much more exciting than last time around.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amateur Radio Operators
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: Amateur Radio Operators

Nice, an amateur radio operator, know nothing about this. So let me ask a dumb question: what is geological the furthest place you have reached?

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 1236
Views: 47652

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

https://mobile.twitter.com/BarryHealySo ... 2083026950


Well, more importantly, he seems to think Ireland is part of the UK, but hey, he has property there...
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oslmgm wrote:
:lol: This made me laugh so hard...
Wisconsin...?? :rotfl:

(Trump about Brexit)

https://mobile.twitter.com/BarryHealySo ... 2083026950


Well, more importantly, he seems to think Ireland is part of the UK, but hey, he has property there...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8018

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

Didn't Delta cancel the 787 order, done by North West Airlines.

Delta will order whatever it needs for a competitive price.

Why is this question asked? Why not ask this question about a predominately Boeing aircraft. How about the reason why Boeing has won almost all competitions with KLM?

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK to repalce AWACS
Replies: 42
Views: 2533

Re: UK to repalce AWACS

Interesting competition. Both leading airframes are going to be in service with the RAF.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55426

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The actual problem is that some still believe that a deal with Trump would be better than a deal with the EU. Does anybody believe that there is even the slightest chance that in a conflict the USA would not use their weight to decide the issue in their favour. And in this relationship there are no...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok Hearing before Congress
Replies: 103
Views: 2035

Re: Peter Strzok Hearing before Congress

Seems Trey Gowdy and Co were expecting a big haul and got jack squat. Did we learn anything new and relevant? If anything, Agent Strzok showed he has more integrity than Comey did: with knowledge that could sink a candidate, he did his part and withheld it, even though he wasn't fond of Trump. But ...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55426

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

And you all get so frustrated and wound up about it. Which is brilliant. CHeck, you are just a troll, explains a lot. Am I? I’ve certainly engaged in plenty of discussion with you in the time this thread has been running. I’m only apparently a troll because I don’t agree with your view point. Infac...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 230
Views: 53893

Re: T-X Requirements Released

it would be smart for all teams should dangle that bone.(same basic frame two different uses) I believe the USN is involved in the t-x program. When will the T-45 be up for replacement? The USN is not involved in the USAF T-x selection process. Making it carrier capable makes it heavier which would...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 230
Views: 53893

Re: T-X Requirements Released

Hopefully. I think the Boeing/SAAB offering will get it IMO. It would make a good replacement for the T-45 too. Will they offer a carrier capable? Are the T-45 Goshawk up for replacement? it would be smart all teams should dangle that bone. I believe the USN is involved in the t-x program. When wil...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55426

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

haha, quite an accomplishment to tell so much untruths in a few sentences. 1. Supreme Leader, nice frame, but he isn't the real power lies with the council of government leaders, not with the European Commision 2. It is said that his back was acting up and he wasn't drunk (although he is known for ...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55426

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

So Supreme Leader Juncker decided to turn up to the NATO Sumit drunk. If I did that I would be sacked. Not the type of person you want running an organisation like the EU. And the shocking thing is you can’t even get rid of him. haha, quite an accomplishment to tell so much untruths in a few senten...

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