So you are the norm? If someone isn't up to it you get to decide whom is going to leave? Not at all. I just feel it's hypocritical to remain in a country yet try to change it to resemble another while you trample others rights. If you like the Europe model then move there, Many have. Also if you wa...Jump to post
If it makes you feel better, I have been to over 100 countries, including Europe countless times, and I have zero interest in the US becoming more European. There are many great things about Europe, just as the US has many flaws. There is no such thing as utopia and there never will be. We can only...Jump to post
Now it's Obama's (and the Democrats') fault for not stopping the election meddling that Trump spent months saying never happened...even though McConnell was the one who held up any chance of action in Congress. Honestly, how do his supporters still not question his mental capacity or integrity? Wha...Jump to post
Well, the US influenced heavily in getting Boris Jeltsin (remember him?) elected, and since come-back is fair play, I personally fail to see the problem in Russia returning the favour. Vlad is a shrewd operator, whilst Abu Ivanka Al-Amrika is playing with his toys in a sandbox. About the last peopl...Jump to post
NIKV69 wrote:bgm wrote:You most certainly do NOT speak for all Americans. That is YOUR personal opinion, and it is not shared by every US citizen.
Nothing from keeping you from leaving.
Scorpius wrote:P1aneMad wrote:Scorpius wrote:any wealth in the capitalist world is based on criminal enrichment in one way or another.
Oh, tell that to Karl Marx.
You are forgiven and let's see if you truly mean it and change your tune..... Forgive me to being a sceptic ;) The meaning of this custom of repentance for the wrongs inflicted, even if these grievances could have been caused accidentally. Some cleansing from the bad that you could do to others for...Jump to post
and the bashing amongst Americans of Europeans and Europe have also a long history. The difference is that most Americans have a very limited knowledge of the world around them and become easy targets for various media with an agenda. Due respect but most if not all country to country bashing on th...Jump to post
They are both mass killings by deranged people. Why obsess over the murder weapon? planes are essential to transport. guns are about essential for nothing. I see it differently. I see firearms as an essential means of personal self-defense. No government can deprive me of my right to protect myself...Jump to post
Scorpius wrote:any wealth in the capitalist world is based on criminal enrichment in one way or another.
LJ wrote:Some goods news coming from the Brexit. The Dutch government will start hiriing additoinal customs employees as of next week. It hopes to hire between 750 and 930 additional staff in the next few months.
We have more opportunity as a non nanny state and entrepreneurship here in America. Could you elaborate on that? I will give you a head start on it: American investors seem to be less risk averse when it comes to investing in start-ups, which is a good thing for entrepreneurs and the thing I like a...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:Super80Fan wrote:
Would breaking up the US be a bad thing? We basically act like it already. Might as well make it official.
It wouldn’t just be good for the US to split it would be good for the world.
By the way, since you appear to be Dutch (I don't know what would make me think that), I just want to thank a Dutch person for the incredible efforts by the Netherlands to help expose everything that has happened in regards to Russian "Information warfare". Thank you for helping sane Amer...Jump to post
Since the accusations are strong enough to proceed, we need to ask ourselves the question why did the Russians want Trump to be president? Given the Russian mentality/dogma of thinking in win-lose, the Russians made the assumption that Trump was the person to make America weaker on the world stage a...Jump to post
Jbut the clarity of evidence will make it hard for Trump to deny Since when is Trump stopped by something as superficial as evidence and facts? Here are the facts. 13 guys from Russia came here. Set up some social media and posted negative things about Hillary. Trump was never aware and was never c...Jump to post
Well i guess the dutch don't quite dominate the 10000m do they? :checkeredflag: https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/canada-ted-jan-bloemen-wins-medal-000-speed-skating.html and sush Dutchy about ancestry... he's wearing a maple leaf. :lol: You can have him, we trained him, we nurtured him, we educ...Jump to post
And that kills every discussion. Critical of Israeli policy --> antisemitism...... . guess the purpose :-) Sure, but I have a choice to accept that or not and I don't. I am convinced that in the long run, this will hurt the Israeli cause. In Europe, the attitude towards Israel has changed over the ...Jump to post
The current government of Israel, on the other hand, is certainly not beyond criticism. That's not what the Israeli ambassador to the US says. He recently said that criticism of Israel is antisemitism. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_antisemitism He is playing the victim card. And that kills ever...Jump to post
Short track has far more competition, there’s no dominance by the orange men and women. Long track is just a shitty dull sport. Ignorance is a bliss... So is it because you hate The Netherlands and that's why you want to remove it? Is it because you personally don't like the sport and thus you want...Jump to post
Might as well remove Hockey then, Canada will win anyhow ;) Funny I was just gonna say that :rotfl: But on a serious note... some haters need to take a step back... https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/canada-kim-boutin-receives-death-threats-after-winning-short-track-bronze.html not cool... i don'...Jump to post
Heck, withdrawing to 1967 borders and a Palestine statehood have majority support even in Israel, kews and arabs, for crying out lound. Palestinians are not the most beloved people in the Arab world either, just look how they are tread all over the Middle East, perhaps the only positive exception i...Jump to post
Your logic has a black hole right in the center. What you pedle here is exactly that : "fake news" or "alternate facts". How do you know? Lots of evidence to the contrary. ;) The key word here is "probably". You can defend your Putin all you want, but he has known to p...Jump to post
may I suggest to stick to discussing the weather You'd be surprised at how even weather is controversial, especially when coworkers are aware of my background with meteorology. It's always a damned if you do, damned if you don't thing: they forecast snow and it's only flurries: BAD! They forecast s...Jump to post
Just for the heck of it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p7zpH0 ... r_embedded
BTW another gold medal for the Dutch team, 1.000meters women.
haha, may I suggest to stick to discussing the weather
In all fairness, my company is located in an office building with companies with a focus on sustainability. Most workers here will feel the same as me and will vote more or less the same way as me, so I have it easy.
Ah ok, well then I would make a slightly different deal with Iran if I were Boeing or Airbus, just price it in, ask a premium because of this risk and airplanes, except for the interior, are in basis quite a generic right. The risk is produced by the seller side. Why should Iran pay more? No, not b...Jump to post
As for the substance, that is probably true - as we have seen since 2006 and reactions from Russians on this forum - and that is a shame that he hurt his message by lying about the circumstances. Your logic has a black hole right in the center. What you pedle here is exactly that : "fake news&...Jump to post
Dutch foreign minister quits after admitting lie about meeting Russia's Putin AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra resigned on Tuesday, a day after conceding he had lied about personally hearing Vladimir Putin speak about plans to create a “Greater Russia” in 2006. Zijlstra s...Jump to post
This link is from September 2016, from after the sale of the AN225 program to the Chinese. The Chinese hope to have a 2nd AN225 up and flying by 2019: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2016-09-06/antonov-sells-dormant-225-heavylifter-program-china What's the status on that? There were...Jump to post
Looks like my kids may have a shot at flying the B52 someday, and I'm only 25 and don't have any kids! You can have 5 generations flying the craft when it's finally retired. Look at it in this perspective: First flight was in XB-52: 1952 or 66 years ago First powered flight, wright flyer: 1903 or 1...Jump to post
Might as well remove speed skating from the games, it’s like synchronised swimming, utterly pointless and barely a sport. Congrats, with that reasoning, you just killed all sports, all sports are utter pointless......... Just long track speed skating, it’s only there for the benefit of one country,...Jump to post
Speed skating seems to be a Dutch affair again: GOLD: - Carlijn Achtereekte (3000 meters women, speed skating) - Sven Kramer (5000 meters men, speed skating) - Ireen Wüst (1500 meters women, speed skating) - Kjeld Nuis (1500 meters men, speed skating)) SILBER: - Sjinkie Knegt (1500 meters men, short...Jump to post
Stockpiling enough nuclear weapons to decimate the entire population of Earth tenfold, and then point them at each other leaving the risk of global annihilation is indeed somewhat absurd. On the other hand, quite ironically, these weapons of mass destruction ensured an unlikely peace between the tw...Jump to post
Why is there a delay? There are no sanctions as of yet to prevent delivering these a/c, are they? I think Iran doesnt want to pay up front . Basically their argument is they could give Boeing $5Billion up front to pay for the planes, then get aload of sanctions for "reasons" and not get t...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:Dutchy wrote:Why would Putin be onboard a civil flight, he has a fleet of aircraft at his disposal.
Dutchy, you're making the schoolboy error of applying logic and reason to a conspiracy theory situation.
Why is there a delay? There are no sanctions as of yet to prevent delivering these a/c, are they?Jump to post