BTW I don't believe stopping these airlines from flying would crash the economy, aviation is not that important, and other airlines could fill the gap to some extent.Jump to post
If Iberia is still “in the wrong hands” by the time Brexit actually has happened, EU bureaucrats my say the airline can’t operate but Madrid will just ask the EU for a temporary waiver or tell the EU to “shove it”. As I said before, the Spanish government WILL NOT let Iberia collapse. If you think ...Jump to post
There was never a "e" as that would be the feminine version of the word, and a hamburger is masculine so it doesn't work.
Apparently US people dealing with French have trouble with the silent "e" we have in many words, to the point they add non existent "e" to words.
The end will probably only come when enough Congressional Republicans and Democrats come together with a government funding proposal - minus his vanity wall - and pass it by a veto-proof majority. That may not be as hard as it first seems; with 20 Republican Senators up for reelection in 2020 - man...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:And patients will have shorter lives without those drugs.
An article I read elsewhere citing economists said that crashes are not linear in their development, but will suddenly and exponentially shift toward them. If you were able to see a crash coming, then it would not be a crash. The crash is coming for sure. The question is when, not if. If you could ...Jump to post
Don't worry, US doctors are still earning much more money than in most other countries. But in the end I don't think doctors' wages matter much. Drug companies' profits, that's another story. In countries where there is single payer, the state has a lot of power to negotiate drug prices down. It wil...Jump to post
Actually what could happen is oil becoming irrelevant, then Saudi Arabia is just desert, and needs to figure out a way to feed its populace. Religious fanaticism isn't likely to be it.Jump to post
Landing a few cheap top up orders is not going to carry this program far. Also the perception of the program is in trouble will likely scare of some customers itself. BBD has choice of either reinventing the program by sinking money into it the manner Embraer did with the E2, or they need to cut lo...Jump to post
The effects are continuing to mount while Trump gets waited on hand and foot in the White House. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/01/14/government-shutdown-state-local-officials-doing-more-less/2539865002/ In Missouri, some rural transit providers that rely heavily on federal funding are st...Jump to post
The Big King in France looks like this, no central bun :
I've read another interpretation of the ruling, saying that McDonald's has taken a trademark for Big Mac the burger, but also a range of products called Big Mac. They have not sold any of these other products, that's why it was ruled that they were abusing the trademark.Jump to post
There is no commission for customers using cards in France either, however there used to be a minimum amount you had to spend (often 10€), now it's going away, but it has hampered card usage for many years. Another reason to use cash is privacy, I guess in China they don't know the concept so no con...Jump to post
Tugger : article 50 has a few flaws that needs correcting, however it will never contain a detailed process, it's up to the departing country first, the rest of the EU second, to figure out how to exit when/if it happens. One major mistake made by the UK (and not just TM, as she was pushed in the ba...Jump to post
He promised to get good deals, not wars. Whether the trade war with China leads to a good deal is yet to be determined. There was an opportunity to unite with allies, at least European ones, to go after China, but instead Trump has also attacked Europe, as a result China is actually refocusing on Eu...Jump to post
I guess by "use" they don't mean the same thing as us. Maybe no advert for the Big Mac specifically for 5 years ?Jump to post
Earlier in the day I was hearing that if the defeat was close enough TM could go back to Brussels to try and get something to convince the few needed MPs, I'm glad that hasn't happened. MPs act as if the deal is something that will permanently tie the UK to the EU, when it's only a withdrawal agreem...Jump to post
Her family might do something but I doubt the Saudi state would, they have already crossed a line, now they're trying to recover from that.Jump to post
Parties with justice in their name usually mean "we will use the judiciary to get rich and screw you".Jump to post
I still use cash for small purchases, as cards are not always accepted, and NFC is hit and miss, then I have meal vouchers so I complete with change. Euro bills have distinctive colors and various sizes so you can't really mix a 5 and a 50. My change is usually in coins, I take a quick glance at wha...Jump to post
As for terrorist attacks, very few bombs have been involved, in fact bombs were more common decades ago rather than nowadays, authorities have probably gotten great at spotting people buying certain items, reading instructions online, or would be bombers are less smart and don't manage to make them,...Jump to post
A boulangerie (bakery run by a licensed boulanger, making its own bread) should have someone making baguettes at 4 or 5am at the latest, unless it was closed for some reason, but on a Saturday, at this period where people buy lots of galettes des rois (kings cake), that'd be surprising.Jump to post
You mean dictators would be honest and talk about the well functioning democracies, instead of pointing fingers at the US ? Same US that will be giving them lessons on democracy, BTW.Jump to post
The whole situation is ridiculous, and great for dictators around the world to show how broken democracy is as a system, but I can't wrap my head around the fact that the people causing this are getting paid by federal coffers. Why aren't they the first ones losing a paycheck ?Jump to post
That's a ridiculous statement. The US has a gigantic military specifically so it can do plenty of conventional warfare. If China sinks one of your carriers, the response is to sink the Chinese fleet or something like that. A nuclear strike means a nuclear war and a US carrier isn't worth the end of ...Jump to post
I don't think there is a correct one, I also think "coming-of-age" covers a wide range of ages. Then what do you expect from such a movie, a depiction of your own adolescence, something darker, something lighter ? In France a good number of such movies are about sexuality, sometimes "...Jump to post
Now Putin wants to rehabilitate the Afghan invasion, you couldn't make this up ! https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 1d7f5e5b6dJump to post
It seems there is indeed the start of an Apple/US boycott in China :
https://finance.yahoo.com/video/apple-m ... 00865.html
My approach would be, if a law is passed and signed, the judicial branch should then determine if its constitutional before it goes into effect. If this had happened with Obamacare, the law could not have been implemented until the Roberts court had ruled on it. The Defense of Marriage act could ha...Jump to post
Didn't see any science in your links. Open letters are not science. There are lists of stated goals, not scientific reviews of results. I don't have a firm opinion on golden rice, as long as it isn't grown and fed in my country, but it seems to me the goal is to ensure people continue to eat an unba...Jump to post
I agree that a new referendum could be more or less democratic depending on the timing, and what has happened since the previous one. It is also not very democratic to do the opposite of what a referendum result has given, like many people in France consider happened with the Lisbon Treaty after the...Jump to post
I await the proof that GMOs have improved the life of anybody, particularly poor people.
It seems to me it has mostly led to death and destruction, along with suicide.
I'm not denying any science, nuclear weapons are also nice technology (and not that complicated), doesn't make it good.
Are you ready to support military readiness at the expense of basic human services like Russia and company do? With our diminishing economic health from moving manufacturing overseas, at some point we will have to choose. Military might or funding basic human services. Your economy has never been s...Jump to post
We talk a lot about the powers of the Executive vs the Legislative branch of government, but what about Legislative vs Judiciary ? https://www.mlive.com//news/2018/12/house-approves-bill-allowing-michigan-legislature-to-intervene-in-court-cases.html Is this bill constitutional, will we see a challen...Jump to post
No country has changed its language to English because that would be a difficult task, and because there is no real need to do it, most people aren't involved in international trade, most people don't need English everyday. I'm more surprised that Japan and China for example haven't changed their wr...Jump to post
Embraer took in $4.75B in cash; that's great, but this won't generate any more revenues for the years to come. Wrong. If confirmed the JV (and nothing indicates that will not happen), Embraer will have 20% participation and 50% of the dividends. Yeah but there to be dividends there needs to be sales.Jump to post
Yes it's needed for engine out situations. Same way an Airbus A318 has a bigger fin than an A320. Conversely a longer aircraft can get a smaller fin, but planemakers don't always make the effort to design a smaller one. So technically the 747-8 could have a smaller fin, but I don't think it has. It ...Jump to post
I'm not an Apple customer for various reasons (never owned any Apple product), I was a bit skeptical when they reached 1000 billions, and analysts were pretending this was normal, expected etc., nonetheless I didn't expect such a drop from there, or I would have done some short selling !Jump to post