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  1. LeoV

    Is this the Figaro III?

    Source ; https://www.facebook.com/NaosYachtsSales/
  2. LeoV

    Sleep Timer

    screaming mimi alarm clock, coastal, 20 min max.
  3. Russia is setting up a fee trade agreement with Iran, they do not care if the US will not trade with them, as they are already under sanctions from US en Eu. Eu is using an old law from the Cuban trade sanctions era to compensate companies who are affected in possible sanctions from the US targeting Eu companies trading with Iran. China is willing to take over any oil and gas trade Iran had with EU companies. Even our politicians in the Netherlands who have been the stoutest pro America are calling Trump now a bully, this has never ever been done in the past. The chairman of Eu counsel Tusk said: The biggest geopolitical problem was to have a enemy or foe that was unpredictable, now we have as biggest problem that our best friend is unpredictable. Weird times...
  4. Nah, not to bad experience, happy to live in a country with good healthcare and social security. I am not bitching any more about the tax levels we have. My lesson learned, keep asking the doctor for any test possible, even the weird ones
  5. LeoV

    New imoca boats

    I wonder if that Open60 is an Imoca, it looks like one, but its goal is not the Imoca circuit so maybe not 100% according the Imoca rules. Happy to read Dalin gets a new boat build.
  6. Hey, I had a bunch of weird neural problems, pain in leg arms etc, drooping face, back pain, brain farts etc. got a bit worse each year. Did not complain to much by doctors, only got tested for Lyme. Started to get really annoyed about it, had a plan for future to start a business, so paid for an scan packet at private clinic out of own pocket just to make sure I was fine. Drove from west Netherlands to Germany, 4 hr drive, 4 hrs of scanning, hart films etc, got the result, thyroid cancer, more then 4 cm big, thats big they said. it was already late, in the winter, had to drive home 4 hrs again, was alone, in the dark, lots to think about. A few weeks later a day before xmas 2016 I was operated, complete removal. recovering since then. Still happy to be alive and I was early enough to have it not spread out more dangerously. So prospect of getting old enough is good. But quality of live took a big blow, I am 50 and my energy level is very low, I am not reacting good to the medication. Lucky I had an active and adventurous lifestyle before, first normal job I had was at 41 Sailed and build boats and lived both sides of the Atlantic and Med. Crossed Atlantic solo, etc. So I had a thyroid cancer, and the normal signs of that (tiredness, mood swings etc) I did not really notice so did not tell the doctor. And the nerve thing was really not expected. So this was missed. Atypical signs, story of my life... So think wide, if I was blood tested in a wide area it would have been discovered years earlier. Keep tossing up ideas to the doctors.
  7. LeoV

    New imoca boats

    IIRC correctly Alex had sensors all over the boat, even the foils. So they learned a lot. This was the first time around the used the foils, so steep learning curve was normal. Interesting read about design for 2020, though very general, https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/19302/generation-2020-who-has-the-vision
  8. As centralized the old USSR was I think that in those countries only missiles were stationed, not the production of nuclear warheads.
  9. Which murderous dictatorship are you talking about, Iran or Saudi Arabia ? Both as worse as the other. Both stirring the middle east pot up. And Allie saving Europe, ww1, nah, ww2, they helped in a great way, but the Russians did the work. Both wars went the vonSchlieffen doctrine, to first knock out the West front, then the East. They got better in it in ww2, but the British were to stubborn to give up. So both times war on two fronts.
  10. Wikipedia: Belarus had 81 single warhead missiles stationed on its territory after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. They were all transferred to Russia by 1996. In May 1992, Belarus acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.[105] Kazakhstan inherited 1,400 nuclear weapons from the Soviet Union, and transferred them all to Russia by 1995. Kazakhstan has since acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.[106] Ukraine has acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ukraine inherited approximately 5,000 nuclear weapons when it became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991, making its nuclear arsenal the third-largest in the world.[107] By 1996, Ukraine had agreed to dispose of all nuclear weapons within its territory, with the condition that its borders were respected, as part of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances. The warheads were disassembled in Russia.[108] Despite Russia's subsequent and internationally disputed annexation of Crimea in 2014, Ukraine reaffirmed its 1994 decision to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear-weapon state
  11. LeoV

    Cheetahs chase tourists

    French plated car, so making the assumption that the occupants are French. But it could have been any nation, should not have mentioned it.
  12. Checked out is other voyages, great stuff, Nordkapp was a good one.
  13. LeoV

    Cheetahs chase tourists

    One was acting predatory to the child, very close call. The frenchies who got out were warned by the filmer and another car the first time they stepped out, they ignored it first but animals approached, then the get in, drive around the corner and step out again, going even further away from the car, cheetahs running from spot one to spot two.... idiots... the people are idiots I mean, not the cheetahs. Happened around the corner of me.
  14. Nope, only companies that do not trade with the US can, this is for normal trade. But selling nuclear material and equipment is a thing the Eu will not do too Iran. The Russians, I am not so sure...
  15. So nuder the deal Iran could not build a nuclear bomb unseen, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33521655 The Russians will help as they do not have many friends with nukes and even the North Koreans as they need the money, smuggling is easy as they prove time after time. Now they can, in 2 yrs time Iran has a bomb or in a war with Israel as they seem to hate that idea... Maybe Saudi Arabia can help Israel against its arch enemy Iran. As if the middle east is not a mess already.