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by Aesma
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”

The word millenial was coined before anyone born in the 21st had had the opportunity to do anything significant (I put a low bar on that term, obviously) so that doesn't really work.

It seems people born in the 21st are actually not millenials but what comes after.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkish Presidential Election
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: Turkish Presidential Election

A country isn't a democracy if opponents and journalists are in prison.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”

If "adulting" means stopping doing things we like to only concentrate on "chores" then I don't see the point. Millenials who haven't learned a skill are screwed, just like everyone else without a skill, nothing new there. Plenty of millenials have degrees and will be fine. Also, ...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy
Replies: 53
Views: 1079

Re: Family "separation" - can a christian support such policy

Some statements are made here regarding illegal immigration suggesting it's treated the same everywhere, that's not true at all. In the EU clandestine immigration is not a crime. This follows rulings by the European Court of Justice. Before the change in 2012 it was a misdemeanor in France, and in p...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smart House Owners
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Smart House Owners

I have nothing yet but plan on building a new home, that would at least be "smart ready". I have no plan to use a Google Home (just launched in France) or similar as to me these devices are way too intrusive. I'll wait for something that can provide similar services while not sending anyth...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 396
Views: 7491

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

This is simply not true. As of 2012 (the most recent date I found), an estimated 62 percent of illegal immigrant household used one or more welfare programs compared to 30 percent of native households. Source? Yes exactly. People snuck across an international border and were arrested. This is not a...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 119
Views: 2106

Re: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters

Trump is killing the WTO, though. No, he is not. The WTO has 164 members, one of which is the USA. Trump is changing US relations to a number of the other 163 members. But he has no power to change the relations among those 163 members against their will. Those 163 members include all EU27 and the ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 119
Views: 2106

Re: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters

https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/ci ... vair_e.htm


Trump is killing the WTO, though.

And the issue is EASA certification not tariffs.
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Laidback4 wrote:
There is no reason why Airbus should leave the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit,.WTO rules exempt civilian aircraft and their parts from tariffs:

https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/ci ... vair_e.htm


Trump is killing the WTO, though.

And the issue is EASA certification not tariffs.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Melania’s “I don’t really care” jacket
Replies: 28
Views: 951

Re: Melania’s “I don’t really care” jacket

The first lady admin is saying it means one thing, Trump is saying it means something else entirely, and Melania isn't saying anything.

I don't get why some people think it's about the fate of the families, it doesn't make sense as she's going to see them, nobody forced her to do that.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 196
Views: 26282

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

The whole discussion around the "new MoM" amazes me. I mean, Boeing had the perfect plane - 757 - and discontinued it. Now it seems that all the Carriers are looking for a new 757 but neither Boeing nor Airbus can build such a plane. But opening the drawer, taking out the blueprints from ...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aéroports de Paris - monopoly
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Aéroports de Paris - monopoly

There are plenty of privatisations in France, however since everything pretty much was nationalised in 1981, there are still stuff to sell. Or not, if there is no hope of making money out of the sale.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AMS Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1538

Re: AMS Tower

The other day a segment on the news here showed that ATC in France still use those paper strips.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 30
Views: 3791

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

scbriml wrote:
Most large companies now have pretty authoritarian rules about what their employees can post on social media. AV's cargo business in Russia could potentially be impacted by his stupid actions.


And often these rules when challenged are deemed illegal.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German chocolate cake in crisis
Replies: 30
Views: 1080

Re: German chocolate cake in crisis

Nothing beats my mother's tiramisù.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 60
Views: 1506

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

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 ?

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 60
Views: 1506

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

Germany would have every right to return them all to Italy, Greece, etc. . Only if they are able and willing to take care of asylum seekers in an appropriate fashion. If they can't or won't, and Greece for example couldn't for quite a while, the Dublin agreement becomes void, as it is only constitu...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Government (almost) in Crisis
Replies: 60
Views: 1506

Re: German Government (almost) in Crisis

Leave the Italians to us and deal with the Eastern countries you were so eager to have in the Union and that are now pissing on its values. The Dublin accord means the situation described by the minister isn't supposed to happen. Migrants aren't making shore in Germany for obvious reasons (no shores...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 93
Views: 14835

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

cpd wrote:
Does PSA even use any American parts? It only has Opel/Vauxhall from the former GM brands and the rest of the PSA lineup doesn't get sold to the USA anyway (they would be unlikely to be popular anyway).


PSA owns Faurecia which provides parts to all automakers and has locations in the USA.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paul Manafort now in jail, pending trial.
Replies: 63
Views: 1865

Re: Paul Manafort now in jail, pending trial.

Airstud wrote:
"Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort" tweets Trump.

Evincing his non-understanding of the fact that sentencing is what happens at the end of a trial.

Very smart, so very smart...


Dumb, senile, or both, the jury is still out !

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 35
Views: 975

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

There has been plenty of women in space since then. I think Scorpius meant Valentina Tereshkova went only once. And the reason is that she was a propaganda tool and the USSR couldn't risk it (on top of preferring men do the job).

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?

Airstud : imdb no longer has a message board.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?

I learned something, Doc Martin is a French TV series with Thierry Lhermitte, or so I thought. It turns out the French version is a remake of the British one. We get several British TV shows here in France, mainly on our own public TV channels. Today (yesterday now) France Televisions (same as BBC),...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........
Replies: 31
Views: 1092

Re: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........

I couldn't work as my job is to help connect people through phones and teleconferencing. Aside from that I could manage, I have my own personal cloud at home that can last me a lifetime of entertainment. But you're right I'd probably want to connect with others "in real life". It could cau...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 396
Views: 7491

Re: Serious question for cult 45

With Trump I don't know if the word support used for normal politicians really applies. I'm sure many people voted for him without ever supporting him, nor liking him, nor finding him decent or presidential. So they can't really be disappointed by the result.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unmanned vehicle and electric transport
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Unmanned vehicle and electric transport

I would put armor all around that bus if it's meant to be used in Russian cities.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 3535

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Putin has probably promised something to Saudi Arabia to be sure Russia would win that one.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 378
Views: 10061

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Hannity is certainly no genius but then again you didn’t need much to know who Obama was way before policies such as lead from behind, Benghazi, multiple red lines, Cuba and finally Iran. Go back to listen to any of his FP speeches in light of what happened.Nobody could make blah, blah, blah sound ...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 378
Views: 10061

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Suspending the war games is a good thing. It's this attitude (the wargames) by the US that led China and Russia into an arms' race, and China colonizing the South China Sea, while Russia annexed parts of Georgia and Ukraine. Because the US does these games but doesn't do anything when there is real ...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?
Replies: 35
Views: 1289

Re: Net Neautrality Repaled Today. How Will This Affect Airliners.net?

To those who are saying nothing will change : then why repeal the rules in the first place ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 378
Views: 10061

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

I’ll say one thing for all the Trump critics; you know how to move the goal posts and to borrow a phrase, don’t have the education to admit you were wrong. There were never any goal posts, so we can't be moving them. Trump got out of a treaty that actually had goal posts, that Iran was meeting (and...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Maybe looking up the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) and WTO would be useful. Under those, countries negotiate tariffs during rounds. If tariffs are as they are, it's because the US wasn't ready to lower some other tariff in exchange for the EU lowering the one on cars. Which is easy t...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

The composition of the G7 is factually incorrect. If it really was about the LARGEST countries by GDP, India and China should be part of the club. And Italy and Canada be out. The G7 as it is now reminds me more of a "NATO-minus". The G20 has been created for that. G7 comprises the seven ...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Kim is an all powerful dictator. He wants things out of this meeting, but at the end of the day, he doesn't need anything. The US has not much to gain regardless of the outcome, especially if now it doesn't want to trade with poorer countries. So I don't see how this can turn out remotely OK. Beside...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A message to France
Replies: 20
Views: 956

Re: A message to France

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/ ... tem-635164
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In France I don't think we have too strict laws about record keeping so at least this wouldn't happen : https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/ ... tem-635164

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

So Trump wants to appear strong before meeting Kim. In what way does his childish reaction towards Trudeau make him appear strong ?

"He started it ! bouh ouh ouh ! Bad Justin, bad !"

Yep, definitely the mark of a strong man.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take to scrap an aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: How long does it take to scrap an aircraft?

Airbus along with a scrapping company has worked on ways to dismantle aircraft in an environmentally friendly way, it takes much more time but you get more money from the scrap.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A message to France
Replies: 20
Views: 956

Re: A message to France

Actually Macron won the presidential election in a runoff against our local Trump. Marine Le Pen is different from Trump in many ways, but aside from xenophobic soundbites and slogans similar to "MAGA" she, like him, was unable to describe her platform intelligibly. French people didn't fa...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15243

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Again I repeat but I don't believe it's political pressure. Air France is France's flag carrier, and that's literal, with the name of the country also in the name of the airline. Air France main clients are French people. It can't really afford to boycott French made aircraft. Which doesn't mean it ...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

http://www.philippedessertine.com/ I don't know if there's much to read, I know he writes political/economic novels on the side. I only watch him on TV, where he manages to very well explain economic concepts and can show the good and the bad of a policy, without sounding too academic, nor too alarm...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15243

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Owning part of the airline doesn't mean much, and indeed AF has ordered plenty of Boeing aircraft.

Political influence can happen without any government ownership. For example I'm pretty sure no US airline will make a mega Airbus order as long as Trump is president.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

But is that actually true? The US walked away from TTIP. I can't prove it because I didn't research it, but an educated guess is that these trade deals and tariffs even out between the EU and USA. If you have other information, please share. TTIP would have included poor & cheap labor countries...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

1) The political reaction of the left, starting death threats to electors (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/19/thousands-send-letters-death-threats-pressure-electoral-college/), and calls for impeachment, starting before Trump even took office will become the new normal, by which future cha...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

If Europe is going to move on without us why are they so upset and worried? Go on and do you thing. This is what ya'll have been fighting for and dreaming about for years. Let us suffer and you continue to have tepid economic growth. I don't know what will happen. I hope the EU will be able to do w...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

CCGPV wrote:
Real, actual ratified treaties are still being followed to the text of the agreements.


So NAFTA allows tariffs on steel and aluminum ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Well the news were predictable. In real news, the US has fewer tariffs than the other G7 countries. Trump made an excellent suggestion for a tariff free G7 zone as he left. That would be beneficial for all, as the G7 are on a similar level of prosperity and there is little potential to export labor...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 131
Views: 15243

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

If the trade war heats up it's possible European airlines won't be able to buy Boeing aircraft anymore.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4742

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Are these tariffs really being talked about in the US ? This trade war heating up will soon crash the world economy. I know some will argue Trump is "negotiating" by being insulting, imposing tariffs etc., in order to then get a good deal. But in this case negotiating in good faith would h...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Replies: 93
Views: 2788

Re: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

I've been depressed but not "terminally depressed", however my father is bipolar so I've seen deep depression up close. When you're in that state your brain doesn't function properly so trying to blame someone or elicit culpability or similar sentiments in them is useless and probably coun...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "god" a myth?
Replies: 311
Views: 9734

Re: Is "god" a myth?

DL717 wrote:
If God is a myth, why do atheists spend so much time trying to convince people that he is?


Do you have a measure of how much that is ? When you turn on your TV, how much "militant atheist" programming is there compared to religious programming ?

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