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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-10 01:20 PM
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55. Yes, but they are not valid for air travel.
I am not aware of any practical reason why they couldn't be, but one has to consider the coordination with other nations on the standards.

High tech revisions end up being very costly to poorer countries.

Let's let them pay off the expenses incurred by the last revision before we dictate new standards *again*.
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  - Bump  Echo In Light   May-04-10 01:10 PM   #53 
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