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by Aesma
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Priority Air Charter DC-3T down in Ohio
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: Priority Air Charter DC-3T down in Ohio

Apparently the aircraft was for sale. Engine failure on a DC3, not too surprising, until you realize it was reengined with turboprops. Should be able to fly on one easily enough.

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by Aesma
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 20820

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

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.

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by Aesma
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 20820

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

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 ...

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by Aesma
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

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.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1057
Views: 32574

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

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...

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice you would give to your younger self
Replies: 31
Views: 1295

Re: Advice you would give to your younger self

Go for one girl I missed, avoid another like the plague.

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a US state to introduce public health system?
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: Can a US state to introduce public health system?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
And patients will have shorter lives without those drugs.


In practice we get the drugs, just at a fairer price.

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84102

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

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 ...

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a US state to introduce public health system?
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: Can a US state to introduce public health system?

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...

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 155
Views: 8771

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

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.

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 9788

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

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...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1057
Views: 32574

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

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...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

The Big King in France looks like this, no central bun :

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

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.

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84102

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

A referendum should be the obvious choice by now. Parliament can't decide on any course of action, can't remove TM, can't call for new elections, so what else is there ?

Or TM call it quits.

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 2373

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

Well the price is the same cash or card so either I don't pay a commission on cards payments, or I pay it even when I give cash.

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 2373

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

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...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84102

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

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...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable
Replies: 26
Views: 1373

Re: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable

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...

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by Aesma
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

I guess by "use" they don't mean the same thing as us. Maybe no advert for the Big Mac specifically for 5 years ?

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84102

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

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...

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 155
Views: 8771

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

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.

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by Aesma
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor of Gdansk Stabbed on Stage at Charity Concert
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Mayor of Gdansk Stabbed on Stage at Charity Concert

Parties with justice in their name usually mean "we will use the judiciary to get rich and screw you".

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 2373

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

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...

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 43
Views: 2249

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

I sometimes wear something from Diesel, close enough to jet fuel ?

Never would have bought it though, it was a gift. I hate diesel engines with a passion.

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by Aesma
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Rescue of Injured Skier in France
Replies: 30
Views: 4400

Re: Helicopter Rescue of Injured Skier in France

Gendarmes are part of the French military.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails
Replies: 34
Views: 2200

Re: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails

We didn't believe Mexico would pay for the wall, were we also in a small club ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

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,...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Updated: Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre

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.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brake linings vs. "lines"
Replies: 56
Views: 1832

Re: Brake linings vs. "lines"

Isn't a 5K interval servicing very low ? Here it's between 20K (Km) or 30K.

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by Aesma
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO
Replies: 24
Views: 1124

Re: USA and Israel Leave UNESCO

Basically the US was fine with politics and bribery at the UN when it got its way by these tools (and blackmail). Now that it doesn't work as well for the US agenda, it points fingers.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1057
Views: 32574

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

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.

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1057
Views: 32574

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

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 ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 5541

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

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 ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-748 tail display
Replies: 21
Views: 5375

Re: B-748 tail display

Ziyulu wrote:
Is that round cylinder the fuselage?


Looks like a piece of space station.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Coming of Age movie
Replies: 32
Views: 1607

Re: The Correct Coming of Age movie

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 "...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Wants To Be President For Life
Replies: 187
Views: 8624

Re: Putin Wants To Be President For Life

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Now Putin wants to rehabilitate the Afghan invasion, you couldn't make this up ! https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 1d7f5e5b6d

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Separation of powers
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Separation of powers

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...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GMO crops - good or not?
Replies: 118
Views: 4200

Re: GMO crops - good or not?

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...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84102

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

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...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GMO crops - good or not?
Replies: 118
Views: 4200

Re: GMO crops - good or not?

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.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 5541

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

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...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Separation of powers
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Separation of powers

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...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 5898

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

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...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order
Replies: 58
Views: 13651

Re: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order

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.

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-748 tail display
Replies: 21
Views: 5375

Re: B-748 tail display

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 ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 147
Views: 12059

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

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 !

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by Aesma
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 2508

Re: Train accident and stupid motorists

It's common in "not free" Europe for people to gather in the streets and protest until the government folds, or fall. In "free" US it never happens.

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