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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 25
Views: 663

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

aviationaware wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Read more careful what I write.


Explain better what you mean.


It is obvious that you and I believe in totally different things, let's leave it with that.

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 is 73 today
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: 45 is 73 today

Absolutely hilarious, Trump bought advertisement space (1million USD) to ask people to congratulate him. Well happy birthday Donnie, hope the one million bucks was worth it to feed your narcissism.

Source

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by Dutchy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

LJ wrote:
Or does it mean that he views that the person who becomes PM will mess up anyway and he opts to wait for a the next leadership challenge?

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48631706


Not an unwise strategy with Boris as a front runner.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reunification of Korea
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Reunification of Korea

Aesma wrote:
I'm not sure outright reunification is a good idea, if it could become a more normal country, with good relations with the south, it would probably be better.


Sure, and take a few decades to reunite. Best for all, but probably not going to happen like that.

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by Dutchy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal Employees: According to Donald Trump, the Hatch Act does not matter
Replies: 24
Views: 783

Re: Federal Employees: According to Donald Trump, the Hatch Act does not matter

Yes we know, Donald Trump breaks all kinds of laws to suit him. What is so special about this case to open a new thread about it?

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by Dutchy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 881

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

I don't know what sort of idiot thinks this will end well... I'm always reminded of dogs chasing cars when I hear about these things. Exactly what's the prize here? You either end up embarrassed as hell, or with a goddam wife. Which is like pretty much the same thing. Ah, talking like a true romant...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reunification of Korea
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: Reunification of Korea

So when the day arrives that North and South Korea come together like Germany in 1989, what are some challenges the North Koreans may face when it comes to integration? Everything West-Germany has done times 10. Everything is worse in North Korea than compared to the DDR, except for the number of p...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 75
Views: 2151

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

She will surely be missed by the Trump administration, whom is going to succeed her with the same love for alternative facts as she does?

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by Dutchy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 881

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

I don't know what sort of idiot thinks this will end well... I'm always reminded of dogs chasing cars when I hear about these things. Exactly what's the prize here? You either end up embarrassed as hell, or with a goddam wife. Which is like pretty much the same thing. Ah, talking like a true romant...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 332
Views: 60534

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Ryanair might surprise us with a big MAX order. Boeing is in big booboo, Ryanair could use more Maxes, time to pull out the chastity kit. Now is the time to order if you ask MOL. Perhaps the B737MAX could change its name. Spacejet sounds nice....oh wait. https://images.ecosia.org/69bJrAJwoy23oiKTfF...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?
Replies: 29
Views: 3742

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

I remember a humorous book I got few years ago, the Uxbridge dictionary. It had unusual definitions for common words ... the one for "piccaninny" (pick a ninny) was "the election of a new Tory leader" and given the field, it could hardly be more apt. I'm glad that Esther McVey w...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?
Replies: 29
Views: 3742

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

I remember a humorous book I got few years ago, the Uxbridge dictionary. It had unusual definitions for common words ... the one for "piccaninny" (pick a ninny) was "the election of a new Tory leader" and given the field, it could hardly be more apt. I'm glad that Esther McVey w...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Rory Stewart's result is quite interesting: these are basically 19 MPs who say they will NEVER agree to a Brexit without a deal, potentially even willing to bring down the Tory government should any PM try to nevertheless. Some have hinted at such a rebellion (Greeve explicitly, Hammond implicitly)...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Nobody is talking about continued payments for a transition period which wouldn't even happen with a no-deal Brexit . Those would of course not apply. This is exclusively about those commitments which have originated in the membership up to the point of departure (which you clearly try to tiptoe ar...

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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Nobody is talking about continued payments for a transition period which wouldn't even happen with a no-deal Brexit . Those would of course not apply. This is exclusively about those commitments which have originated in the membership up to the point of departure (which you clearly try to tiptoe ar...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 1873

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

MikeDrop wrote:
So now if I choose to ignore a partisan hack who has been bashing my party and beliefs for the last what, 15 years,


So Mike, you ignore anyone whom you perceive to criticize your party? Man o man, that attitude is kind of scary.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4250

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

windy95 wrote:
The two biggest hoaxes/scams ever perpetuated on the American public are Russian collusion and global warming.



:roll:

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: One global currency?

Within the Eurozone, every country is still responsible for its own debt. We might help each other out, but they still are responsible. That's factually wrong unfortunately. You are being lied to by politics. The Target2 balances effectively constitute a debt union. The southern countries are factu...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

It is not yours. According to the House of Lords Report, you are not legally entitled to a penny. It is a sum which has been included by two parties in an agreement which has yet to be ratified and currently has all the legal force of a pinky promise. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/0...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 1873

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

LOL - that is quite the reaction you have there. I don’t need to watch or listen to him. His history speaks for itself. Pretending that his presentation is a serious effort to legislate is an insult to any Republican. This exchange and fake indignation on your part shows that the Democrats achieved...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 332
Views: 60534

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

first off, apologies as i can't find the link i read this on a few days back... but the article mentioned Vueling switching from Airbus to Boeing and a possible order at Paris... thoughts? or is this just hot air from WW keeping Airbus attention and hoping for a better deal? if true, this would be ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 332
Views: 60534

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Interesting analysis for the Air-France/KLM group fleet renewable. There is some speculation that an order will be placed or revealed during the Paris airshow. Conclusion Due to the variety in the HOP! fleet and recent integration into the Air France fleet, it is hard to tell what the Air France-KL...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

OK, Boris Johnson That £39bn is ours , so our Boris is lying again. The EU said in a reaction to this: if you don't pay your outstanding obligations, we will not engage in any trade negotiations. So the EU position remains the same, no new negotiations about the Withdraw agreement. The press-releas...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 1873

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

LOL - that is quite the reaction you have there. I don’t need to watch or listen to him. His history speaks for itself. Pretending that his presentation is a serious effort to legislate is an insult to any Republican. This exchange and fake indignation on your part shows that the Democrats achieved...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 1873

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

So basically it comes back to good health insurance. These people deserve not to have to worry about health care - everybody does, but that is another matter - these people went out to help people in their time of need, why hasn't this been taken care of, seems logical that these people got sick on ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

It's no longer about what is best for the UK (has it ever been?), nor about coming up with a sensible sort of Brexit while still honouring the referendum result, it's now down to saving the Tory party from total implosion, hence any sort of Brexit is good enough for all those careerist who are goin...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

OK, Boris Johnson That £39bn is ours , so our Boris is lying again. The EU said in a reaction to this: if you don't pay your outstanding obligations, we will not engage in any trade negotiations. So the EU position remains the same, no new negotiations about the Withdraw agreement. The press-release...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I watched some of Rory Stewart's campaign launch speech yesterday. He is far more intelligent, lucid and sensible than almost all the other candidates. But he doesn't want no deal, so add that all together and there is no way he will win. That's too bad, and I think you are right. He would be the p...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 332
Views: 60534

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Interesting analysis for the Air-France/KLM group fleet renewable. There is some speculation that an order will be placed or revealed during the Paris airshow. Conclusion Due to the variety in the HOP! fleet and recent integration into the Air France fleet, it is hard to tell what the Air France-KLM...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: One global currency?

Seems to me that the differences in competitiveness are also quite steep in the US? Not really. Massachusetts at #1 has double the nominal GDP per capita compared to Mississippi at #50. In the Euro zone, Ireland at #1 has four times the nominal GDP per capita of Greece and Greece is not even in las...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: One global currency?

Should the world follow the example of the EU and have a global currency? Maybe we can call it the globe. Is this feasible, and what would be the pros and cons of this? The Euro is not working. So how would a single global currency work, when global differences in competitiveness and economic stand...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

LJ wrote:
Chances of a no-deal Brexit are increasing as the French are already preparing the the news.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/11/no-renegotiation-withdrawal-agreement-french-minister


Yes, the French seems to be fed up with the British.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 7304

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

North of the coast of the Netherlands and Germany, there is a series of islands which are popular with people from both countries for holidays. There are of course people living on these islands as well year round While ferries exist, the German islands also have air service between the German main...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you accomplish in 2019 so far?
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: What did you accomplish in 2019 so far?

I accomplished nothing if I see what Ken did, a lot to be grateful for. As for me, I am proud of the new company I am setting up at the moment, we'll see if it will work or now.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1214

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

Just shakes my head, nothing unexpected though and that might be most shocking.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 164
Views: 27224

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

What's up with engine manufactures lately, seems that every new model has issue's with the new engines and even got delayed.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun
Replies: 20
Views: 3807

Re: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun

TWA772LR wrote:
Maybe he checked it leaving the US, and when he was packing to return he shoved it in his carry on without thinking.


Still stupid, he travels to another country, with different rules. Certainly, an American doesn't hold a license to own a gun in the Netherlands.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4250

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

If you think I'm a science denier, you should probably never fly on an aircraft I've worked on. Which is just about most of the ones you'll fly on commercially. Unless you fly in Russia of course. Look, I am not a climate scientist, as I am not a doctor. If I think I am sick I go to the doctor beca...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

If no deal, or a rubbish deal goes through and Boris or similar is PM for longer than a year then I can guarantee you, the voices to have another Scotland indi ref will become hard to ignore. If I was them I'd want out. Wales can't leave. Not enough will, not enough of an economy to survive on it's...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

I am not even sure there will be a UK at all after all the infighting and nondecisions. Maybe there will be 4 pieces. A separate Ireland, Scotland and 2 pieces of what previously was England-Wales. Keep dreaming. Not going to happen. Based on what evidence do you conclude this? BTW, it is nobody's ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4250

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I never said climate change can't be real What do you say then? Do you believe in science or not? Do you believe the lobbyist with the same tactic they used with cigarettes in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's? I firmly believe the evidence that humans are a primary driver in the change of Earth's clim...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4250

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

trpmb6 wrote:
I never said climate change can't be real


What do you say then? Do you believe in science or not? Do you believe the lobbyist with the same tactic they used with cigarettes in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's?

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 332
Views: 60534

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

A BLOW FOR BOEING 797? AMERICAN CONSIDERS A321XLR


Source

American Airlines is considering to buy the A321XLS to replace its last 34 Boeing 757-200. If that happens it will be a blow for Boeing and its 797. The order might be announced at the Paris Airshow, or it might be too soon.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun
Replies: 20
Views: 3807

Man arrested at Schiphol with loaded gun

SCHIPHOL - A 35-year-old American was picked up at Schiphol on Monday with a weapon. Security personnel discovered the firearm with a cartridge holder with ammunition in his hand luggage at the security scan. The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee then took action, securing the backpack and arresting t...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Catch 22 isn’t it, they want to block a trade deal if we leave on no deal, but we can’t have a trade deal either if we sign the WA, so at the end of the day there’s nothing to lose if we try. UK has pretty good trade deals with US if UK signs the WA. No catch-22. UK can have separate trade deal wit...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Aesma wrote:
All these candidates admitting or being forced to admit that they took all kinds of drugs, from the uptight tory party, that is too funny.


Who cares, everybody has used drugs one time or another. But indeed too funny.

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1462

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

The whole mechanism to enter the pool is bullocks, it is a nice gimmick from an architectural point of view, a flat water surface, but if you make a small "island" to enter and exit the pool, you've got almost the same effect, but it will be 200.000pound less expensive, it works always and...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

:rotfl: :wave: It wasn’t an unsolicited report presented to the EU, it was actually asked and paid for by the EU “This research paper was requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs and was commissioned, overseen and published by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Ri...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1157
Views: 72419

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Bye A101. :rotfl: :wave: Firstly, it should be clarified that this is not an “EU report” as some have alluded to but rather a report that was presented by its author to the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) for consideration." It wasn’t an unsolicited report pres...

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by Dutchy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: One global currency?

Could you answer the question, instead of proposing it only.

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