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"Golf Charliie" in absentia sentenced to two years imprisonment for comtempt of court by Magistrate, warrant for arrest issued
Jun 18, 2018 at 9:17 PM | Pcar

What is "comtempt" in legal parlance?

Jun 18, 2018 at 9:40 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Jun 18, 2018 at 8:12 PM | Entropic man

Thank you. That was the one I was thinking about, but couldn't remember!

Jun 18, 2018 at 9:32 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

2018 - The Year of Change

Matteo Salvini has demanded the Netherlands recall the Dutch-flagged ‘rescue’ ships of open borders NGOs, declaring that Italy refuses to be complicit in the “illegal immigration business”.

https://goo.gl/LAu6cg

Almost 60 percent of Italians say it was right to shut their ports to ships transporting illegal migrants from Africa, and 68 percent say populist interior minister Matteo Salvini was correct to stand up to the EU on the issue.

https://goo.gl/TbiXH2

Swedish government has praised U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, calling the summit a “victory for diplomacy”

https://goo.gl/LHZ4k2

Belgium: EU Must Close Borders, Turn Back Boats or ‘There’ll Be No More European Union

https://goo.gl/qqNK3R

Bavarian Leader: We’ll Bypass Merkel and Deport Failed Asylum Seekers on Our Own

https://goo.gl/hUX9Yv

Populist Sweden Democrats Tied for First Ahead of Election

https://goo.gl/hHDr9d

"Golf Charliie" in absentia sentenced to two years imprisonment for comtempt of court by Magistrate, warrant for arrest issued

https://goo.gl/agkKBp

Poland to Vote on EU Membership, Christian Heritage in Proposed Constitution Referendum

https://goo.gl/WGwEFb

EU Responds: Guy Verhofstadt used a speech to call Mr. Farage and other right-wing and populist leaders a “fifth column”. He also demanded that elected populist governments be shut out by the unelected bureaucrats leading the European Union

https://goo.gl/WQHqjy

Jun 18, 2018 at 9:17 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

Remember Flight 296, a possible flight control computer failure.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_296

Jun 18, 2018 at 8:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterEntropic man

gc

Macron will do whatever his primary sponsors tell him to do - I suspect that he has very little discretion about actions or policy - French bankers own him from top to bottom.

Jun 18, 2018 at 4:45 PM | tomo

Macron's victory was celebrated by EU Progressives everywhere. As all Parties algned against Le Pen, their supporters currently have only one voice to listen to, in opposing Macron. French Bankers may ave bought into privatisation, but Unions will not publicly, though their Pension Funds might, based on the advice of their bankers.

A revolution in France would cause turmoil and bloodshed all over Europe. This would not be Unprecedented.

French Bankers may own Macron and look forward to Privatisation. If the Unions fight Macron, the Bankers may disown him..

Jun 18, 2018 at 5:25 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Jun 18, 2018 at 4:45 PM | tomo

I am not a pilot, but have co-piloted single engined jobbies with proper control rods and cables! The only electronic chips were in the GPS (functional) and the radio (not always functional)

Jun 18, 2018 at 5:09 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

gc

Macron will do whatever his primary sponsors tell him to do - I suspect that he has very little discretion about actions or policy - French bankers own him from top to bottom.


Electrical actuation has considerable advantages over hydraulics and direct rods and levers in many applications especially if combined with good software. Unfortunately broken software isn't treated with the seriousness it deserves (ah... just turn it off and on again...) and the design philosophy of deskilling the operator with software rather than providing intuitive feedback and enhanced control to the meatsack at the wheel is going to end badly.

Ask an aircraft pilot....

Jun 18, 2018 at 4:45 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Jun 18, 2018 at 2:29 PM | tomo

Today's car mechanics are stuck without a computer to tell them which electronic gizmo has stopped working causing the mysterious engine problem.

By hook or by crook, diesels became the engine of choice. By design of hook and crook, now they are not. Consumers pay over the odds again.

Aircraft designers said they had sorted out all the problems with Fly by Wire technology before releasing it to the World. They lied. The prospect of driverless juggernauts is not appealing.

Jun 18, 2018 at 4:43 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Jun 18, 2018 at 3:36 PM | Mark Hodgson

Is Macron going to adopt Margaret Thatcher's views on Europe, aswell as Privatisation?

French Governments cannot stand up against massed demonstrations and strikes. The Establishment and their enforcement agencies can't go against the will of the people. Well, they have not succeeded yet, and French Unions are unlikely to give up their raison d'étre now.

Jun 18, 2018 at 4:23 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

On the state of things in France:

"France’s Le Maire set to unveil inflammatory privatization bill
Macron’s government is getting ready to sell off its stakes in national giants — but the opposition is howling and rail strikes are grinding on."

https://www.politico.eu/article/frances-bruno-le-maire-set-to-unveil-inflammatory-privatization-bill/

Jun 18, 2018 at 3:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

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