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by Dutchy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 27
Views: 662

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

I asked the following in the previous thread but id love to know how it was during the Soviet Union era. Growing up in the USSR, was it possible/easy for the people to travel, international or domestic? How much exposure did you guys have to western media/culture? How did the Soviet people perceive...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

No indeed, what is going to happen to them, their faith is quite irrelevant, unless they are prosecuted because of it.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

Oh damn, you made me look whatever you meant, but I guess this: “In 2014, we saw an enormous spike compared to what usually happens every year, in the number of kids crossing alone into the United States,” she said. “And we didn’t have enough shelter facilities, because we had a huge increase, so k...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of The Jerry Springer Show
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: End of The Jerry Springer Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7pbMtgrDK8

Brilliant, just brilliant.
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Jerry Springers knows how not to take himself to serious. A Dutch tv add with him from 2001....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7pbMtgrDK8

Brilliant, just brilliant.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

“In 2014, we saw an enormous spike compared to what usually happens every year, in the number of kids crossing alone into the United States,” she said. “And we didn’t have enough shelter facilities, because we had a huge increase, so kids ended up piling up in Border Patrol lock-ups, which are no p...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

So I guess that separating very small children from their parents is going to far for most Americans? It is always a "little" thing that turns things around. And in Trump's case, it is going to be this. It will be interesting to see what actually happens now. No, the media wasn't as inter...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

On the in prison together issue....well, that is one thing that I actually agree with Trump and Sessions on. If you're here illegally then you should be either arrested or sent home. I think we do it quite civilized within the Netherlands at least. All refugees are sent to camps to determine their ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

Nah, these days it'll pass soon enough. Nope, not this time around - he's signing an executive order to get the families detained together. Smart move, this one could have come back to bite him in the end - when even your own party is calling you out on it, you need to say "hey, I was wrong, I...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

So I guess that separating very small children from their parents is going to far for most Americans? Nah, these days it'll pass soon enough. Nope, not this time around - he's signing an executive order to get the families detained together. Smart move, this one could have come back to bite him in ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1555
Views: 37151

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

That basically means that they don't care about the consequences, no matter how severe they are. Just quite fundamentally about leaving the EU. That means they only will accept to sever all ties and thus a very hard Brexit. I think that is quite a stupid way to approach life in general. But are the...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1555
Views: 37151

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

That basically means that they don't care about the consequences, no matter how severe they are. Just quite fundamentally about leaving the EU. That means they only will accept to sever all ties and thus a very hard Brexit.

I think that is quite a stupid way to approach life in general.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 2424

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

It's been a good 10 years since I watched Russia play and not had to become furious and embarassed with the way they play. Saudi Arabia and Egypt aren't strong teams, but Russia is finally playing like a national team, and not 11 guys that ran away from some hospice. Side note, FIFA seems very plea...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 95
Views: 15246

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

" VLA era is over " When did VLA era start? Jan 22, 1970. EIS of the 747. It's been over for a while though. What was the 747's capacity back then? When do you think VLA era ended? Boeing 747-100: 366 (32F 74J 260Y) (max. 440) Boeing 777-300ER: 365 (22F/70J/273Y) (max. 500) So I see your ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

Is Trump having an ejaculation for the first time there? Man that expression ...........

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

So I guess that separating very small children from their parents is going to far for most Americans? Nah, these days it'll pass soon enough. We will see, but as far as I can see, the disgust seems to be bi-partisan and being conveyed by a large number of organizations, including the Church and all...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

So I guess that separating very small children from their parents is going to far for most Americans? It is always a "little" thing that turns things around. And in Trump's case, it is going to be this. It will be interesting to see what actually happens now.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1555
Views: 37151

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

http://www.peoples-vote.uk , giving a clearer mandate on the way forward.


Theresa May thought she was going to get this with the snap elections, didn't work out that way. No win situation.
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Richard28 wrote:
2) The pepole have had the opportunity to decide whether they still want to go along with this or not, i.e. http://www.peoples-vote.uk , giving a clearer mandate on the way forward.


Theresa May thought she was going to get this with the snap elections, didn't work out that way. No win situation.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

Will not happen, even the Pentagon is against it. I think people are just shaking their heads and leave it at that.

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15187

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

I think you switched "Transavia will operate" and "wants to operate". Transavia needs approval for ordering aircraft for Billions. Logic demands indeed that Transavia needs approval from their parent company for such a deal, however: De beslissing van Transavia om ook met de MAX...

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by Dutchy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1555
Views: 37151

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Seems accurate, all those months in and nothing has really been decided, except for an extension. The outcome of October EU summit will probably be another extension. UK needs to be clear on what they want and the room or maneuver isn't there for May. Theresa May has currently the least desirable jo...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18785

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Gross oversimplifying what happened. Russia played its part in the beginning of WWII, it would be good to acknowledge that fact. Nothing to acknowledge as I added information that made it more complex. ( OK, it less fits your agenda now.) Alright, I see your acceptance in this, good. And that's you...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 27
Views: 662

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

EU extends Crimea sanctions for another year The European Union today rolled over for another year tough sanctions imposed over Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. The measures prohibit certain exports and imports, and ban investment and tourism services by EU-based companies in Crimea...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 27
Views: 662

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

The U.S. Definitely launched a woman into space... she just didn't make it in one piece. I don't understand. To which woman/which flight do you refer to? Probably referring to Christa McAuliffe, would have been the first "ordinary civilian" in space. A school teacher whom got killed in th...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18785

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

This is in no way comparable to Stalin's plotting with Hitler to divvy up Poland between them. In 1939, Poland was invaded by both Russia and Germany.. you can make most any statement appear valid by way of keyhole views. Look into not only Polish expansionism in the interwar period: https://en.wik...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1295

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

Oh please do ignore internal processes. I am guessing you think of Lybia. I think he was talking about South Africa. South Africa? How was is "destroyed" by the EU (when he wrote "you" I think he meant the EU, not Dutchy or the Dutch). I think he meant Libya, a considerable part...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18785

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

The Versaille treaty set the stage or WWII. Yup. I agree with you. And this is what I meant by analyzing history to different conclusions. If the starting point is of your analysis is the Soviet-Nazi pact, you will reach one conclusion, if you go back to Versailles, you will reach another. No, you ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1295

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

salttee wrote:
Jouhou wrote:
I think he is referring to *our* nation, the USA.
Yep, you got that right.


I then misinterpreted your comment, sorry.

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1295

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

This is a subject where the EU should step in. Germany did its part, there is something as too many refugees which a society can absorb. The same indeed for Greece and Italy. We, in Europe, can't absorb the whole of Africa and part of the Middle East. So a permanent solution needs to be thought of ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1295

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

How do you assist corrupt countries and dictatorships ? It is a dilemma indeed. But not impossible to do. Well then will you tell us how to do that? Especially how do you assist countries with corrupt societies? (especially when your own country is becoming one of them.) Could you please elaborate ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2026 World Cup Host Selection
Replies: 30
Views: 1020

Re: 2026 World Cup Host Selection

Even with such deficiencies they want to play games in Edmonton and Mexico City, Seattle and Miami. That makes Russia look like Belgium. The proposed distances are ridiculous. In that sense, Qatar 2.0. The environment doesn't seem to be an issue. 4.000km a part, that is just ridiculous. Doesn't Mex...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2026 World Cup Host Selection
Replies: 30
Views: 1020

Re: 2026 World Cup Host Selection

BartSimpson wrote:
Freakysh wrote:
By 2026, there will be more countries in the world cup than out


Good news for the Netherlands and Italy!

Sorry, I could not resist...


No worries, however, we shall not make it, unfortunately.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon
Replies: 133
Views: 21320

Re: Belgian F-16 Replacement RFI To Be Issued Soon

Appears that Belgium are going to go down the rabbit hole of evaluating the life extension of the F-16 fleet. They will also now review the French Rafale bid in more detail. Announcement is now expected in mid October. In Major Reversal, Belgian PM Delays Fighter Decision, Will Thoroughly Evaluate ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 27
Views: 662

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

EU extends Crimea sanctions for another year The European Union today rolled over for another year tough sanctions imposed over Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. The measures prohibit certain exports and imports, and ban investment and tourism services by EU-based companies in Crimea...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18785

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Communism is the system that saved the whole world from Nazism. Is that what Russian schoolchildren are taught? Do you also teach them about the pact that Stalin made with Molotov to split Poland between them? If I were you I'd drop the communism part and just credit the Russian people. Wanna menti...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18785

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

So, why do you only remember the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact? Because it was a legal framework that materialized in a joint German-Russian act of war against Poland and which started WW2? Again, we can go further and analyze the west being in bed with the Nazis, which set the stage for WW2 as attempts ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 39
Views: 5623

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

Interesting this interest in DY. First BA and now LH. I guess a revival of the legacy airlines or they are indeed worried about this expansion into the long haul marked.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 95
Views: 15246

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

These are interesting times indeed. Within the next five years, there will a shift because airlines will be part of the environmental measure and will be brought within the Paris framework. That might result in a move back towards bigger planes and, especially within the European context and perhaps...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 2424

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Yeah Rode Duivels, go Belgium!

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1295

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

Aesma wrote:
Jouhou wrote:
Europe, unlike the US you have a real migrant problem. Only good solution is to assist their home countries so they aren't so desperate to leave them.


How do you assist corrupt countries and dictatorships ?


It is a dilemma indeed. But not impossible to do.

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 1295

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

This is a subject where the EU should step in. Germany did its part, there is something as too many refugees which a society can absorb. The same indeed for Greece and Italy. We, in Europe, can't absorb the whole of Africa and part of the Middle East. So a permanent solution needs to be thought of w...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18785

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

JIT is a reputable independent organization, ... The JIT is a purpose created entity ( by Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine ) with no existing trail of reputation or assigned legal standing. More of a "political pressure tool" than anything else and definitely not ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18785

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

All whataboutisms. The missile belonged to Russian stocks, Russia is involved in this. Russia has been less than open. This demonstration by people whom lost a loved one is at the correct place. OK - so they demonstrated. That does not alleviate any expectations of any proof by JIT (which there isn...

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 2424

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

scbriml wrote:
Mir wrote:
Mexico built a wall, and Germany paid for it.


Well played, Sir! :rotfl:


:checkmark: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by Dutchy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 27
Views: 662

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

What is the current Russian government altitude on climate change? I briefly recall the Soviet regime investigated defrozing Siberia via the use of climate change. Is this kind of concepts still of interest to the current Russian government? Oh, the concept of climate change in Siberia during the S...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6679

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Oil refining products also require quite high technologies, and the level of processing of oil exported from Russia reaches 98%. This means that only 2% of exports are from crude oil. You can also look at the situation with the export of metal from Russia - metallurgy to the EU and the US is so &qu...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6679

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Russia manufacturers make no marketable high-tech items. They make anti-virus programs. They even spy on you as a free bonus. Contact the Pentagon and the NSA with the same claim. After Snowden, it's funny to see someone else seriously accusing Russia of spying with software. It is used for spying,...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6679

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

The UN is a joke because permanent council member's have veto rights. If the general assembly decided things, we'd be living in a better world, and even that ain't perfect. The UN isn't a joke, it is flawed because of the veto rights and it is the best we have. In the ninety nighties it was better,...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Big Split - Thoughts on the Cal 3 Initiative
Replies: 42
Views: 1059

Re: The Big Split - Thoughts on the Cal 3 Initiative

Don't know the ins and outs of this. There is some research being done what is the optimum size of a population with which democratic rules really work and yet strong institutions are in place. It seems to be around 10-15million, so in that regard, it would actually make sense. But reading this thre...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 243
Views: 4623

Re: Serious question for cult 45

What does it matter. There's the 75% of libs that don't have a line where they say Trump has done something good. They'll always find a negative spin to any of his actions. This is actually a fair whataboutism. I am on record saying that it this North Korea - USA meeting leads to something good, I ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 2424

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

I don't expect my country, Australia, to do much. I'm just glad that we made it to the World Cup. I would be happy if Tim Cahill scores a goal. It looks like they won't have a chance: Putin just announced that Russian security agents had discovered a Ukrainian plot to bomb various World Cup venues....

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