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This thread is getting very busy. Strange that. :lolno:

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With Trudeau In Hiding, CBC Suggests Putin Behind Truckers' Freedom Convoy
Update (1500ET): While in a normal world this would be beyond satire and ridicule, it is perhaps of no surprise whatsoever that the blame for instigation of the "Freedom Convoy" is already being placed on so-called 'Russian actors'...

"...given Canada's support of Ukraine... I don't know it it's far-fetched to ask but there is concern that Russian actors could be continuing to fuel things as this protest grows... perhaps even instigating it..."




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Heard today from an aware neighbour that a guy we know from the valley below us is annoyed that he can't get injected because his health service status isn't correct. Neighbour told him he should be thankful that he isn't being nagged by sms telling him to get it done, but he won't see sense.
His mother in Germany keeps calling him to see if he's done it.
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Farce of the month, and from my favourite land that ought to be growing bananas.
All of it needs to be read for the full - 'I just don't believe it' - to take effect. (Natasha revels in it).
https://www.portugalresident.com/sloven ... her-plane/

Slovenian president discovers TAP still means ‘take another plane’

Slovenian president Borut Pahor has discovered Portugal’s flagship airline TAP waits for no-one – not even a VIP being ferried across the tarmac all of three minutes late.
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The Portuguese State meantime has paid €40,000 for this bizarre lesson in timekeeping – an incident one newspaper claims was actually caused by the VIP transport vehicle, not the unfortunate visiting president himself.

And TAP has simply said that “in all phases of this process, rules and current legislation were applied and complied with…”

The fact that it cost the taxpayer thousands, embarrassed the government and State, and shows TAP to be less than accommodating when the airline is being massively bailed out by public finances appears to have been completely unimportant.
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Due to being VIPs they were ushered into the VIP lounge and given the luxury of remaining there until the rest of the plane had boarded.

The VIP transport vehicle then came to pick them up, carried them respectfully across the tarmac, whereupon, according to schedules, they arrived three minutes late.

The plane was still immobilised, with brakes on the wheels, explains Correio da Manhã, but the pilot was “intransigent”. He simply would not let the group board.

There then followed a delay in the plane’s departure because the Slovenian baggage – which had been loaded shortly after the timely check-in – had to be removed. (Sources told CM that much less time would have been spent allowing the group onto the plane, than was spent locating their baggage and removing it.)

Thus, add to the list of ‘damages’ from pilot intransigence ‘late arrival in Zurich’ for all the other passengers on the flight.

While the unnamed pilot insisted his orders “came from above” (no one can be sure how high he was suggesting), the upshot of this ridiculous situation was that a presidential committee from an EU Member State had been up since the crack of dawn, possibly earlier, in order to be left on the tarmac, with official business waiting back in Slovenia.
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