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by petertenthije
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DACA safe for another year?
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: DACA safe for another year?

Trump should admit defeat to the wall and start the immediate deportation of every DACA recipient. Sounds like a good compromise. Both sides will be upset. Yeah, because deporting people raised in the country and who have only known our culture would be real popular :roll: That only sounds like a g...

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by petertenthije
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

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

I think this is not the whole story. The article mentions that Supermac never sold a product with the name Big Mac. So IMHO they are not going to be able to claim fair use now to the name Big Mac. However, the article also mentions that McDonald's had just used the similarity of the two names to blo...

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by petertenthije
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity
Replies: 54
Views: 6607

Re: Canadian ATC send pizza to US controllers in show of solidarity

There are rules about Federal employees accepting gifts, but like most rules, there are always exceptions. The cost or value of the gift also comes into play. It's unfortunate that someone misunderstood the rules and a wonderful gesture went to waste. The rules are a two-way street. There are also ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 133
Views: 5823

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

Interesting how treason no longer applies, unless congress had declared a state of war. Just a few years ago everyone on the right seemed convinced Manning and Assange comitted treason. Congress had not declared a war then either. It takes a special kind of partisanship to pin Assange on the Republ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 133
Views: 5823

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

Interesting how treason no longer applies, unless congress had declared a state of war. Just a few years ago everyone on the right seemed convinced Manning and Assange comitted treason. Congress had not declared a war then either.

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by petertenthije
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 5712

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

Has any Dutch person killed you yet? Not that I know of, but with all the holidays lately I may have missed a staff meeting or two. LOL What I meant is that Germans have 16 cases (17 if you want to count den/denn seperate), whereas Dutch only has three. That makes Dutch a lot easier, in particular ...

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by petertenthije
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burundi names Gitega as new Capital city
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Burundi names Gitega as new Capital city

I dont understand the reasoning behind moving the seat of government? Is this going to affect tourism? Not likely, a (presumably) state of the set of office buildings is unlikely to attract tourists. Except perhaps domestic tourism. Is it going to improve infrastructure? Probably, but not more then ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 5712

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

a ton of dialects that don't seem all that mutually intelligible in my experience (I don't know if that's different for native speakers) I don't know Mandarin, so won't comment on that. I do know Dutch, English, German and basic French. Local dialects happen in every language. I guarantee you that ...

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by petertenthije
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5271

Re: Der Spiegal - "Institutional Bias"

but it also means Der Spiegel needs to accept this reality and make its top, prize-winning stories about the U.S. accessible to them so theres oversight. These Americans are aware of details in their own country that Europeans aren't, so they can clarify things. It's why the New York Times should b...

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by petertenthije
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 11814

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Only killer whales get to fly on Southwest.
All other fish have to fly Icelandair or Alaska Air.

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by petertenthije
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US SecDef Mattis to resign in february.
Replies: 141
Views: 6182

US SecDef Mattis to resign in february.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46640114
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The merry-go-round keeps going on.

According to the BBC the secretarybof defence General Mattis will resign in february. Not much details yet, but my guess is this is related to the “defeat” of ISIS.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46640114

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by petertenthije
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 809
Views: 73729

Re: F-35 news thread

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2918995 ... raaljagers
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According to de Telegraaf the Netherlands have commited to increase their JSF order of 37 planes with roughly 15 more.

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2918995 ... raaljagers

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by petertenthije
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread, Q4 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 3310

Re: Non-Av pic thread, Q4 2018

Two weeks ago I spend a day at the Metéora monasteries overlooking Kalampaka Greece. They are build on top of pillar rocks and are truly spectacular. There were 24 such monasteries, but only six of these still exist. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kalabaka+422+00,+Griekenland/@39.7128148,21.63562...

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by petertenthije
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your view on autism?
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: What is your view on autism?

my nephew has highly functioning autism, he has always struggled with talking to others, so his classmates tend to discount him. He recently graduated from high school as class valedictorian. However, for whatever reason they didn't let him speak. His parents were upset, because they thought this w...

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by petertenthije
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?
Replies: 331
Views: 10885

Re: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?

Interesting statistic: no two full democracies ever got into a war. So if Russia is so afraid, they should turn itself into a full democracy instead of an autocracy which it is now. Israel -vs- Lebanon, more then once Turkey -vs- Cyprus, complete with a long-term occupation various wars in the form...

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by petertenthije
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1730

Re: Bernie announces intention to siphon off Dem votes in 2020

He'll be almost 80 by the time the 2020 elections start. Ain't that a bit old to start running for any public office?

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by petertenthije
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?
Replies: 331
Views: 10885

Re: Should US Navy park several ships in Ukraine waters near Kerch Strait ?

I just want to remind you that the times when someone risked putting forward some territorial claims to Russia, led to this kind of map of Russian territories: You want repetition? No one is making claims to Russian territory. The countries that joined NATO are independant nations, and the countrie...

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by petertenthije
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 189
Views: 6845

Re: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

one would be surprised to know one of the world's most popular small diesel engine is produced by a GM/Fiat JV, which GM never used for a decade. I am assuming you mean the Fiat Multijet range of engines? These were, and still are, used by (back then) GM’s Opel and Vauxhall brands. As well as by ot...

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by petertenthije
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a Multi Party System in American Democracy?
Replies: 102
Views: 3984

Re: Should there be a Multi Party System in American Democracy?

Ever heard of the (Insert State Here) National Guard? Its a thing. Complete with Guns, Planes and Tanks. Sure it’s a thing, but it is not a state-owned military. Let’s put it this way, say that the Texas governor decides it would be a good idea to invade Mexico. How far do you think the Texas natio...

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by petertenthije
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war ....
Replies: 32
Views: 1963

Re: Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war ....

KICT wrote:
AA747123 wrote:
War had no reason? What about the 1000's of WMD's? What about the Islamic terrorist in the country. The USA is a much safer place now after the war. Bush did the right thing.

As a veteran of said war, let me put it bluntly. You are a f*cking moron.
Eloquent and to the point, I like it!

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by petertenthije
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 - thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1383

Re: MH17 - thread

This trial will not lead to anything until the investigators have officially determined who is/are guilty of shooting down MH17. Once that has been settled it is possible to detemine how much Russia hindered the investigation. Also, by Dutch law you are allowed to remain silent if answering a questi...

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by petertenthije
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger
Replies: 51
Views: 3386

Re: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger

He's trolling everyone. Probably being paid by a conservative, anti-TransGender group or similar. Probably not. With all due respect, Dutch politics is a bit more mature then USA politics. We don’t really give a toss about the whole LGBTQ discussion. I’d hardly call Geert Wilders ‘mature’. LOL, poi...

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by petertenthije
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 11372

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

One of the FA’s involved told her side of the story on the KLcrew FB page: Dat was mijn vlucht, die man heeft eerst de grond, daarna mij, de purser en uiteindelijk de captain een grote mond gegeven. Hij weigerde onze instructies te volgen en werd agressief toen zijn bagage verschoven werd en van on...

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by petertenthije
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 5924

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

It is a small price to pay for freedom and the right of self defence. It is like, cars do you forbid cars, because people die in accidents? Cars are a bad analogy. They are strictly controlled. You need a driving license, car insurance and the car requires an annual safety check. Restrictions can b...

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by petertenthije
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger
Replies: 51
Views: 3386

Re: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger

zkojq wrote:
He's trolling everyone. Probably being paid by a conservative, anti-TransGender group or similar.

Probably not. With all due respect, Dutch politics is a bit more mature then USA politics. We don’t really give a toss about the whole LGBTQ discussion.

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by petertenthije
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger
Replies: 51
Views: 3386

Re: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger

He is a well known motivational speaker in the Netherlands, best known for not having all his ducks in a row. He's the national equivalent to the village idiot.

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by petertenthije
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 11372

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

Is it confirmed yet that none of the flight attendents speak Spanish? It's entirely possible that all of them spoke basic Spanish, but if the passenger has a strong accent or speaks a local dialect then all bets are off.

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by petertenthije
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Go vote!
Replies: 16
Views: 1458

Re: GO VOTE!

Counterpoint: if you need some random person on an Internet forum about planes to remind you to vote, you probably shouldn't be voting in the first place. Or, to be honest, even ring your own shoelaces. I'll raise you $100: If you need Fox News to send their #1 rated "news guy" to campaig...

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by petertenthije
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair to shut online services for a short while.
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: Ryanair to shut online services for a short while.

readytotaxi wrote:
Experience has taught us the nightmare of what can happen when the system goes live again, fingers crossed they get it right first time.
I wonder if they will waive the premium for checking-in at the counter. Knowing Ryanair they might well make money out of this.

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by petertenthije
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 8829

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

Under Dutch labour law you can't just transfer personell to Poland and pay them Polish wages. Bingo. There is jurisprudence that people can be transferred up to around 45 to 60 minutes commuting time from the original work site. This is usually compensated for by increased travel allowance per KM a...

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by petertenthije
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yo! - Is this the newest form of addressing your customers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Re: Yo!

Oh, I agree, languages evolve and change, but it seems to me that our language (and I speak only for English) has become more guttural and simplistic. It's not just slang, it's laziness. I really think we're sacrificing comprehension on the altar of expedience. You should also keep in mind that the...

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Underrated Singers
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Underrated Singers

Image

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best London base for a premium airline?
Replies: 12
Views: 2354

Re: Best London base for a premium airline?

It would depend on the destinations you want to fly to. LHR for long haul, LCY for short haul.

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by petertenthije
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?
Replies: 18
Views: 1318

Re: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?

That's true, but you're missing an important point: for the fact that AMS is a better airport to connect in than CDG (I agree wholeheartedly, by the way) to matter, the people shopping for the flight have to know that fact. I'd guess that the overwhelming majority of people shopping for connecting ...

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?
Replies: 18
Views: 1318

Re: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?

OP, from your user name I assume you're American. For that, the answer is pretty easy: Paris. The reason has nothing to do with AMS or CDG as airports, simply that the O&D from almost everywhere in the US will be bigger to Paris than it will be to Amsterdam. More O&D usually means more high...

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by petertenthije
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 6321

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

>> Political parties can only reach a max limit of 30% of any representative body they sit in - to discourage 2 party systems which are more open to abuses of power. That will not work unless there are already credible third (ideally fourth/fifth/sixth...) parties. Otherwise you will end up with a ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 96
Views: 11439

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane formerly used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s.[1] Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it serv...

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by petertenthije
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDA Issues warning about Black Licorice
Replies: 40
Views: 1981

Re: FDA Issues warning about Black Licorice

The Dutch term, and indeed the correct term, for licorice is drop.

Back when I was younger I had no problem eating a pound per day. On rare occaisions, obviously. Apparantly it's a miracle I did not drop dead. (badum-tss)

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by petertenthije
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program
Replies: 96
Views: 11439

Re: Boeing Beats Lockheed for $9.2 Billion Air Force Trainer Program

The name could be Sabot: SAab BOeing Trainer. From wiki: A sabot (UK: /sæˈboʊ, ˈsæboʊ/, US: /ˈseɪboʊ/) is a structural device used in firearm or cannon ammunition to keep a sub-caliber flight projectile, such as a relatively small bullet or arrow-type projectile, in the center of the barrel when fir...

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hungarian Air Force C17 PFO-EIN Fri 28/9
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Re: Hungarian Air Force C17 PFO-EIN Fri 28/9

To actually answer the question, it was indeed SAC 01.

The NATO C-17s are very frequent visitors at Eindhoven.

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Struggle for the Azov Sea
Replies: 156
Views: 8222

Re: Struggle for the Azov Sea

I have just done a vote amongst the home-owners assiciation. We have decided that our apartment building is no longer part of the Netherlands.

You may now adress me as king Peter. If you make me a decent offer we are willing to are accept joining your country/union/commonwealth etc.

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by petertenthije
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct justice is
Replies: 23
Views: 748

Re: The correct justice is

Judge Dredd (Karl Urban obviously, not Stallone)

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by petertenthije
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.
Replies: 108
Views: 3550

Re: The Russian defense Ministry has convened a briefing on MH17. Right now.

I can guess where it came from and what labels appeared, because the algorithms are still similar. I am also familiar with such forms. In all my time working with (and designing) such forms I have yet to encounter a standardized form where the "copyright date" (for lack of better terms) i...

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor
Replies: 99
Views: 4559

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor

Now, I don't know what police training is for a situation like this, but I sure hope that "reach for your service weapon and start firing without checking your target or what's behind it" isn't what they're being taught. According to Google (yeah, I know) the average police training takes...

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by petertenthije
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court
Replies: 28
Views: 1732

Re: US Administration Threatens International Criminal Court

This is old news, Bush the lesser signed the American Service-Members' Protection Act (aka the “The Hague invasion act”). Not a surprise either that this reminder comes from John Bolton. He was always well known for respecting international treaties and conventions. Had the ICC not been a toothless ...

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United States Space Force Academy
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: United States Space Force Academy

trpmb6 wrote:
We will need to send whalers as well.

Sir, remember your course correction?
No.
Well, it's proving somewhat more suicidal than we had initially hoped.

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United States Space Force Academy
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: United States Space Force Academy

Might as well place the academy next to where their manned space missions are launched. USSCA Baikonur has a nice ring to it. ;)

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 5245

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

UltimoTiger777 wrote:
See this doesn't make any sense at all.
Par for the course when it comes to the USA’s midle eastern policy. Especially where (real or imaginary) security threats are concerned.

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 8181

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Apparantly one in every 200 people is related to Ghenghis Khan. Maybe they should have gotten Fokkers.

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