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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Cold war turning hot: What would happen to bombers?

I think they were given airports to go to, in reality, everything would have been gone, so were would you have gone back to even if you managed to go to the destination airport and it was actually there.

Nuclear war is just stupid, MAD is well chosen acronym,

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 236
Views: 54855

Re: T-X Requirements Released

Interesting article. Lockheed Martin will probably have the low-risk offer and probably be cheaper than the Boeing to produce because LM does not have to factor in all of the development cost, Boeing has too to break even. The Leonardo is probably not really being considered, even if it meets all th...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 126
Views: 11606

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

Given the latest international developments, taking steps toward solutions with no US content would seem like an understandable choice by the EU and other countries, even if the choice carries some financial costs. Do you mean mission specific equipment or in general? I guess that the equipment cou...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 120
Views: 3909

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

If you think every word I say is personal atack, why do you come here? Do not write in this topic - make it easy on yourself. And then suddenly you're impossible to suffer from these " personal attack " At this point, you seem to be trying to shut me up, by any means. So that I could not ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 120
Views: 3909

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

I think all movies do a poor job portraying countries. It is not a job of movies to portray an accurate picture, it is fiction and sometimes considered art. The examples Scorpius used: the old Soviet TV series "17 moments of spring", is also not portraying anything close to reality, and i...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 120
Views: 3909

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

or did they just go look at Jennifer Lawrence's tits? Well those are regularly available for free on the internet now thanks to hackers. I think American movies do a poor job of portraying any other country (and sometimes fail at portraying our own country). Hollywood, in my own opinion, seems to o...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The good news topic
Replies: 22
Views: 706

Re: The good news topic

A heroic feat, unfortunately, did not make it to the end: Maarten van der Weijden is a Dutch long-distance swimmer whom survived cancer to go on to be an Olympic champion. That in itself is quite inspiring. He tried to swim the "Elfstedentocht" this weekend. The Elfstedentocht is a long di...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel
Replies: 180
Views: 4158

Re: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel

I think we need a fundamental debate on whom controls social media. Do we want these tech companies to decide for us what is acceptable or not? Alex Jones is a man with horrific views which is quite destructive for society at large. But that in itself should not be banned, defending the freedom of ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 120
Views: 3909

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

Recently watched reviews about the recent movie "Red Sparrow" with Jennifer Lawrence. Seriously, still in the West people believe that in Russia and the USSR there was something similar? It's impossible to watch so many cranberries, so many lies and inconsistencies of the real environment...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

Brexit vote could 'in theory' be reversed - EU minister Moscovici PARIS (Reuters) - Britain’s vote to leave the European Union could “in theory” be reversed although there is a still a strong probability it will go ahead, said the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Mosc...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7047947/british-voters-give-brexit-verdict/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Bad news for the remainers. So 50% now support the real, hard Brexit. Nice! Fantastic to see a country come together is such way and unite for freedom and control. One of the finest hours in Brit...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 236
Views: 54855

Re: T-X Requirements Released

If LM/KAI have just submitted their final bid then it is very likely we won't have a decision on the T-X selection for at least a couple of months. The article identifies 30th September but that seems very quick for the tender to come to a decision. Lockheed-KAI consortium submits final offer for U...

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by Dutchy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

If you need to explain someone why what the Nazis did to the Jews is wrong, then you should really wonder why you are still hanging around with them. True. And remember it wasn't "just" the Jews, but also the Gypsies, handicapped, mental patients, perceived and actual against the Nazi's e...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate
Replies: 42
Views: 1409

Re: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate

You do know that Trump only got the idea because he felt envious of the annual Bastille Day parade, which in 2017 invited the sitting US President and had some US forces taking part, as it was 100 years since the US entered WW1? See, even socialist paradise France can afford that. Why can't we? See...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate
Replies: 42
Views: 1409

Re: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate

Congratulations to the moron leaders of Washington DC, who not only ruined their own city (one of the most crime ridden in the country), but now also ruined a glorious day on which we could have honored our wounded warriors and veterans. What a disgrace. Even the moronic mayer of London, Sadiq Khan...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel
Replies: 180
Views: 4158

Re: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel

Along with bans from Facebook and Apple. I personally think Alex Jones is a dangerous man who spreads horrific lies about innocent people. He’s constantly harassing the parents who lost their children at Sandy Hook. He’s a 9/11 truther, he believes school shootings are false flags along with the re...

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by Dutchy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former UN Chief Kofi Annan Dies aged 80
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Former UN Chief Kofi Annan Dies aged 80

Sad, Kofi Annan was a good leader for the UN.

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by Dutchy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

I can’t see the British people ever accepting the Euro. Plus being in the Schengen area, would cause unease. I can see the Britts accepting the Euro, but I think that will not be a firm requirement if Brittian decides to rejoin, a number of nations are exempt. Schengen will be a different matter an...

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by Dutchy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?
Replies: 137
Views: 16264

Re: Which Frame Will Be More Efficient....The A35J or the 779?

Many factors go into the efficient factor. So you can't just say one aircraft is more efficient than the other. You have to look at fuel burn, maintenance cost, landing fees, turn around time, purchase prices etc. Then there are factors for specific routes, distance, runway performance etc. Then the...

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by Dutchy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

I can see the Britts accepting the Euro, but I think that will not be a firm requirement if Brittian decides to rejoin, a number of nations are exempt. Schengen will be a different matter and I can see them excepting that. I can see the freedom of movement eventually being restricted in the whole E...

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by Dutchy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

The issue of Brexit seems to be over, so Brittian will exit the EU, one way or another. It's been over since the Government agreed to implement the result of the referendum. The "only" issue has been what type of Brexit was voted for, because that's something on which everybody has a diff...

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by Dutchy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

... or vote remain anyways, as the UK already got its exemption from further political integration..... best regards Thomas But no exemption of free movement of people. We have that since the treaties of Paris and Rome and it has been an EU directive since 1968 (1968/360/EEC to be precise). You vot...

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The privilege to enjoy human right?
Replies: 34
Views: 718

Re: The privilege to enjoy human right?

Human rights are an abstract or an ideal to be strived for. Nowhere are they absolute or universally observed. Absolutely true. Some countries have indeed a good legal system which protects citizens against their government. We in Europe, are protected and can go to court if our governments violate...

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The privilege to enjoy human right?
Replies: 34
Views: 718

Re: The privilege to enjoy human right?

Criticism is one thing dutchy, accusing someone of human rights violations is a whole another animal. That’s not a joking matter. Just like the people who call Israel an apartheid state denigrate the victims of real apartheid states, your rampant accusations against Trump are a slap in the face for...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The privilege to enjoy human right?
Replies: 34
Views: 718

Re: The privilege to enjoy human right?

This kind of misstatement is the reason why nobody takes you seriously. In no way is President Trump trying to undermine the constitution or take away basic human rights. Don't think you could seriously mean this statement. Think I could just think of: > locking up innocent children without their p...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The privilege to enjoy human right?
Replies: 34
Views: 718

Re: The privilege to enjoy human right?

Trump is trying to. This kind of misstatement is the reason why nobody takes you seriously. In no way is President Trump trying to undermine the constitution or take away basic human rights. Don't think you could seriously mean this statement. Think I could just think of: > locking up innocent chil...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

Just want a final say based upon known facts and consequences, rather than the lies and inaccuracies of 2016. If people then accept Brexit based on facts then fine. To date that has not been possible. To clarify, are you talking about two votes here, one to approve whatever deal is made and another...

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by Dutchy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

I’m continuing to re-watch the 2016 referendum programme. Fantastic. Makes me feel proud to be British, the whole country uniting to fight back and reject the European Union. #brexbrilliant #Brexcellent Excellent news, In 50 years time Brexit will have some benefits. Jacob Rees-Mogg Claims We Might...

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by Dutchy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx4AF-3Rd44
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Great explanation of what will happen with a hard Brexit and why it is a complete cock-up, cue Madagascar for you, no deal with anyone and now you have 27+60 because of the EU. Good luck my British friends. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx4AF-3Rd44

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by Dutchy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 73
Views: 1810

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

Donald J. Trump Tweeted: "Agent Peter Strzok was just fired from the FBI - finally. The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer. Based on the fact that Strzok was in charge of the Witch Hunt, will it be dropped? It is a total Hoax. No Collusion, No Obstruction - I jus...

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by Dutchy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 73
Views: 1810

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

It is stupid for a civil servant to do political statements like that. But wow, this seems to be a politically motivated fire. Quite dangerous if a leader can just let a police officer being fired because of political reasons. Are you sure you want to go there Americans? Could people step out of the...

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by Dutchy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When I think about rain
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: When I think about rain

Rain? Rain? What is that? I am not familiar with that concept.

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Re: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!

That is possible, or not.........

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Re: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!

And do you think climate change could or will contribute to war? Water for instance in the Middle East? Or perhaps climate refugees and the destabilization effect that could have on the receiving country?

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Re: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!

The earth is a whole lot cleaner than it used to be - at least in developed countries. GMOs are the greatest thing ever invented in terms of nutrition for the poor. And they keep getting better. There is a lot to be thankful for. It's not all doom and gloom. That is all fine, but this is about depl...

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

Arion640 wrote:
Klaus wrote:

In effect, the EU was just used as a scapegoat for the fallout of merely domestic policies. The result didn't really have anything to do with the EU. Not a surprise, really.



People just got sick of the EU nonsense.


I'm not. I am sick of people misrepresenting the EU, though.

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by Dutchy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F117A, the plane that refuses to die
Replies: 12
Views: 2193

Re: F117A, the plane that refuses to die

Interesting, still using it for some kind of test?

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

WTO don't require a border. MFA becomes your biggest threat in that instance. The EU requires a border. UK have made it clear that they don't want a border and it's not their red lines nor the WTO who require a hard border, it's the EU and the EU alone. EU's alternative is to annex NI which wouldn'...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

Sure. I just don’t want Britain to be on that path. That is one point of view. And the majority point of view of the country I live in. Of course, many Non Brits on this thread clearly know whats best for a country they don’t even live in. It’s the same faces on the trump threads saying they know w...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

Yes NAFTA. Which is what the EU should be, a free trade agreement, not on it’s way to being a superstate. The EU should follow the path its founding members want since 1957, not the way some perfidious squatter dreams... Sure. I just don’t want Britain to be on that path. That is one point of view.

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Re: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!

Happy Earth Overshoot Day everyone! We, as humanity, did it again, earlier than last year. We depleted the resources the earth can replace in one year. So as of today, we live in a world which uses resources from previous generations. Future generations* I saw this the other day. Interesting things...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The good news topic
Replies: 22
Views: 706

Re: The good news topic

A train station in Sweden was flooded and people turned it into a swimming pool Unfortunately the party ended pretty quickly, with the emergency services hastily pumping the water from the station and returning it to normal. Responding to pictures on social media, some people questioned the safety ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Earth Overshoot Day!
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Happy Earth Overshoot Day!

Happy Earth Overshoot Day everyone! Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and accumulating waste, primarily...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

Hard, soft brexit, or red, white and blue brexit there of course will be costs. However there are costs associated with being in the EU. I see brexit as the lesser of two evils. Hard brexit is the only option that I can see. Despite being somewhat of a soft brexit supporter, I think the time has co...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

Sevenair and Arino640. Do you see ANY downsides to hard brexit or any brexit? Hard, soft brexit, or red, white and blue brexit there of course will be costs. However there are costs associated with being in the EU. I see brexit as the lesser of two evils. Hard brexit is the only option that I can s...

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by Dutchy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1189
Views: 21094

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

https://images.ecosia.org/3sb7e4F9cqj2q0WQBMP_prm7Vvk=/0x390/smart/https%3A%2F%2Fst2.depositphotos.com%2F1981013%2F10840%2Fv%2F450%2Fdepositphotos_108409676-stock-illustration-ostrich-with-head-in-the.jpg Spotted: Dutchy, Richard and Tommy on the issue of mass immigration. Really, the only thing yo...

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