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by Aesma
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 58
Views: 2101

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

Such laws would cause the break up of pretty much any country on the planet. Including a future Catalonia itself. What's to stop Barcelona from voting its independence from Catalonia, for example ?

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blood sugar thread
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Blood sugar thread

You seem to be doing a lot of exercise, maybe that's screwing up the results ? I need to lose a lot of weight so have reduced my sugar intake, but am still far from eating what I should, and despite doctors looking at me thinking I for sure should be diabetic or prediabetic, I am not. Not doing any ...

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by Aesma
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 58
Views: 2101

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

JJJ, what do you think about Manuel Valls candidacy for mayor of Barcelona ?

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by Aesma
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"
Replies: 32
Views: 5943

Re: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"

In France there is also a fleet of aircraft with variations on the same theme of the French flag : the fleet used by the president, ministers, high ranking officials and military leaders for their jobs. As an example : https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/French_President_Airbus_A340_...

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by Aesma
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google fine $5 Billion by EU
Replies: 69
Views: 2012

Re: Google fine $5 Billion by EU

Microsoft forced companies to sell only Windows with their computers.
Intel forced companies to sell only Intel CPUs with their computers.

Typical.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question Regarding Male Product Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 1006

Re: Question Regarding Male Product Recommendations

I started losing hair in my teens. I tried minoxidil but putting that nasty stuff on my head was too much trouble. I took propecia for a couple of years, it slowed down the process, but in the end was too expensive for the result I was getting. Now propecia is accused of causing depression and suici...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 25071

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

What if he didn't do it? http://time.com/5408094/brett-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-two-men-claim-attack/ I suspect we will hear more about these two men sometime today. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/27/politics/brett-kavanaugh-hearing/index.html "Christine Blasey Ford: '100%' certain Kavanau...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu Vaccine or No?
Replies: 73
Views: 2280

Re: Flu Vaccine or No?

I'm not in the target demographic for the vaccine so I've never taken it. I can't remember the last time I got the flu either, more than a decade. Unless I caught the virus and eliminated it in a feverish night, I have those now and then.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

Looks like the no deal with DUP led to May being unable to compromise on NI issue, effectively killing Chequers Bitter row with the DUP left Theresa May unable to make any progress during Brexit talks with EU leaders Mrs May wants to establish a different system of rules for goods in Northern Irela...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

What would a referendum in NI on the issue lead to, though ? The DUP has only 36% of the vote. And despite being pro-Brexit and governing NI at the time, NI voted for remain.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

About another referendum, I understand it's politically divisive for the UK, but considering the vote was quite close, and clearly the camp that won wasn't ready to implement the result, I'd say it's disingenuous to lambast the idea as undemocratic. Giving people a vote on an issue like that isn't u...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

I know DUP MPs are against the Irish sea border but we're talking about 10 people here. Is the electorate behind them that much bothered with the idea ? Neither Irelands are part of Schengen so there is no major risk of illegal immigration to the EU mainland from the island, meaning the EU doesn't c...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you in the middle class?
Replies: 46
Views: 1547

Re: Are you in the middle class?

I'm just above the median salary and around the average salary in France so definitely middle class. I don't think you need to earn a lot to have a different life, the simple ability to not worry about money all the time makes a difference. Earning more helps in that endeavour, but I know people ear...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

I didn't say foreclosures couldn't happen, I talked about a similar situation that in the US with it happening en masse.

In fact French articles about foreclosures and the crisis in French only talk about the US.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

Thanks for your insights, if you have more info on the programs mentioned I would welcome it. I can't imagine a similar situation happening in France though. The government would for sure intervene long before it went to hundreds of thousands of people losing their home. If only to keep their heads ...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?
Replies: 20
Views: 4949

Re: Boeing Cargo planes - Why so popular?

Factory built freighters make money for aircraft makers, conversions, not so much.

As for the idea that Boeing takes into account freighters when developing an aircraft, I'm not convinced, cue the plastic floor beams on the 777.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

You do understand that the divorce bill consists of funds which have already been pledged by the UK government, right? So your analogy is false. It is not the fault of the EU that the UK is leaving, so why should the EU27 pay for the UK? There is no logic in that. It’s been made clear on numerous o...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What China Can Learn From the US-Mexico Deal
Replies: 54
Views: 1402

Re: What China Can Learn From the US-Mexico Deal

https://www.ft.com/content/a12104b6-bb1 ... 176fbf93f5
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Trump does this in part to win the midterms. China could logically respond in kind and hurt Trump voters with retaliatory tariffs.

It seems they're incoming : https://www.ft.com/content/a12104b6-bb1 ... 176fbf93f5

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

Why were there billions to bail out banks that caused this, that after a couple of years were back to their old ways with huge bonuses etc., but no bailout for the victims ?

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

I wonder if Germany and France are willing to admit the Euro was a big mistake, probably much bigger than the immigration fiasco. England weathered the great recession so well because it controlled the Pound. Are you sure UK citizens agree with you that "England weathered the great recession s...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

Yes I don't think Obama did good on that front. He was much too close to Wall Street. I think the crisis led to the election of Trump, that affects all of us. The situation was badly handled in the EU too, but I don't need any insight on that. You can still buy flats in Spain and Portugal for the pr...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 5971

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Aside from the US are even 76 seater jets selling ?

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

Prices in Germany are lower than in France. And are/were historically lower for a number of reasons, including a slow population growth compared to France. Here women still make children, coupled with immigration, more divorces, older people living longer, that means we're short several millions fla...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merrimack Valley Explosions
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Re: Merrimack Valley Explosions

There is no gas lines here and I can't say I miss it. A neighbour has (illegally) installed a gas stove with bottles, maybe others have done it too, I don't really care as our houses are in concrete so there is not much risk to me. I used to envy gas stoves, as it was quicker to heat classic italian...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/heres-where-those-who-lost-homes-during-the-us-housing-crisis-are-now-2018-8 Something similar happened in Spain and Portugal, that were experiencing a similar bubble, with unreasonable access to credit. Here in France literally nothing happened. For one main reason,...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Tech Bubble
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: 2nd Tech Bubble

Tesla is just newer in the game and we don't know if it'll last. Amazon lost money for years and years before finally turning a profit. mham001 : it's not that difficult to make access to Google and Youtube too hard to bother for average people, but there is no need to go there. These companies make...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 3047

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

Germany gives us a good example right now. If the RFA, people were told from childhood that nazism was bad, that most Germans embraced it etc. In the RDA, people were told those evil capitalists were behind nazism, that the people could do no wrong and were not to blame. Today where are neo-nazis th...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emergency Preparedness
Replies: 63
Views: 1538

Re: Emergency Preparedness

I have pretty much nothing that's on your list. Where I live there is no flooding risk (some elevation, valley nearby where any excess water would go), no hurricane, no tornado, no earthquake, no wildfire (I guess that could change with climate change), no nothing. Nevertheless my house is made of c...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

Here's one for you. Say the deal covers four of labour's red lines meaning that two cannot be met. Where's the logic in voting down the deal and ending up out of the EU with potentially none of the red lines being met? Surely it's in labour's best interests to agree and get as much out of the deal ...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 25
Views: 6558

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Trump is supporting the UAE and Saudi Arabia against Qatar (the country) so I doubt people in Qatar are that keen to follow any agreement right now.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 61
Views: 2455

Re: If the USSR were still around...

The USSR collapsed for good reasons. So what would you change to allow it to survive up till now ?

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 55
Views: 2438

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

SCQ83 : with very few locations and no TV ads, I expect that most French people don't know about Five Guys, especially with a meaningless name like this. Burger King does a tons of advertising, sponsors radio stations listened to by youth, has plenty of locations and advertising posters to go with t...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 55
Views: 2438

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

I didn't even know Five Guys entered the French market. They must have terrible brand awareness here. BK came back after having left the country for more than a decade, but many people had carried the torch in the meantime, and BK could be experienced in other European countries, so when they came ...

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

The Good Friday Agreement dates back from a couple of decades when there was no talk of Brexit. Brexit changes the situation for the 2 countries involved, there is no way nothing will change, unless the UK does Brexit in name only aka stays in the common market with the 4 pillars.

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by Aesma
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1913

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

But why get an International drivers permit. If our licences are good today proving our safety on the road, why in 6 months should it not be valid? Are we suddenly untrustworthy behind the wheel? Actually that's debatable. Licence recognition is done to help with free movement and tourism, I doubt ...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/13/tory-meps-orban-hungary-britain This is why I dislike MEP’s. The Hungarian people democratically elect a President who is open about what will be brought in if he takes office, which upsets a moaning Green MEP from Holland. Is this a new EU thin...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/13/tory-meps-orban-hungary-britain This is why I dislike MEP’s. The Hungarian people democratically elect a President who is open about what will be brought in if he takes office, which upsets a moaning Green MEP from Holland. Is this a new EU thin...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 55
Views: 2438

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

I didn't even know Five Guys entered the French market. They must have terrible brand awareness here. BK came back after having left the country for more than a decade, but many people had carried the torch in the meantime, and BK could be experienced in other European countries, so when they came b...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Tech Bubble
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: 2nd Tech Bubble

If the trade wars heat up, at some point the GAFA might be hit with huge import taxes, or banned from countries.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale (pics)
Replies: 52
Views: 1909

Re: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale ( pics)

Most people prefer driving newer cars and can afford it, that's why you don't see old cars. Old cars are also being banned from cities so even less reason to keep one, even if it runs fine. Any country where you see old cars just means there are a lot of poor people who can't afford anything else.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

SkiyaninVannin : about citizenship, my family is split between France and Italy, with many dual citizens, and many others with only one citizenship, including between sisters and brothers. My mother was born in Italy from Italian parents, yet she renounced her Italian citizenship at 18 and became Fr...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 503
Views: 23815

Re: Tax reform win.

Without even mentioning economists, it seems the US government itself and its administration has no plan to lower the deficit and the debt. Usually governments do have a plan and fail. With no plan, we all know where this is going.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 ... Never Forget
Replies: 49
Views: 3181

Re: 9/11 ... Never Forget

Keeping politics out of it is kind of difficult considering terrorism is political in nature, many policies led to that event, and many policies were enacted in response to it. 17 years later are there more or less people hating the US ? Has the US radically changed its geopolitical stance ? Are US ...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale (pics)
Replies: 52
Views: 1909

Re: New Russian luxury sedan goes on sale ( pics)

I wonder if Rolls will bother to take them to court over this blatant rip-off, or if they'll let it slide, no need to make them any publicity !

The Phantom walks a fine line between different and ugly, this copy falls off to the ugly side though.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 55
Views: 2438

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

Yeah it seems the irony is totally lost on them.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9940

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Nice, my favorite aircraft ! And with a bit of French tech inside. Although getting 2 with one type of engines, then 2 with another type of engines, then having the rest as options is a bit strange.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bedlam at the US Open
Replies: 33
Views: 1219

Re: Bedlam at the US Open

I don't follow tennis closely but it seems the rules are applied very loosely. When an umpire coaches a player and there is no sanction of any kind, all pretenses of fairness are off.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 48941

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

You meet the criteria to get French citizenship (5 years residence, speaking the language and showing knowledge of the country) so you should get it, could get useful. SkiyaninVannin : are individual countries prevented to mitigate all these problems ? For example can't a country decide who gets nat...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds
Replies: 55
Views: 2438

Re: Poor Americans, huge problem for Wendy's, McDonalds

The article mentions the deals McDonald's and others are offering, well, they're much cheaper than here in France, even without considering the exchange rate ! There is not a single item at 1€ here.

Yet McDonald's is thriving and full of low income people (and higher income ones too).

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Metal Song is.....
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: The Correct Metal Song is.....

You can't like music and have only one song or even only one band. So I'll mention two that haven't appeared in the thread yet : Tool - Ænima : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGdoqsuiN8 Lofofora - Viscéral : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzOcVX40xj4 X-rated but poetic lyrics on that one, in French

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