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by mham001
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 60
Views: 1680

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

TryToFlySomeday wrote:
Iran is not a problem yet. Iran hasn’t caused trouble for other countries — you don’t see them quarreling with regional partners like Turkey and India, do you?


Iran is the primary financial supporter of several known terrorist organizations, Hezbollah being foremost. And there is much more.

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by mham001
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 60
Views: 1680

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

There are a lot of things wrong with this post but I'm not going to take the time and effort to push back on all the misguided statements. But I will say that Saudi Arabia has never been "the big power in the region", they were just a bunch of desert tribes people until the British came a...

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by mham001
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 24
Views: 786

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

vikkyvik wrote:
It's looking more and more like a Ferrari to my eyes. Kind of losing the any Corvette uniqueness, at least at first glance.


It does, probably due to the considerably shorter front end with the mid-engine setup.

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by mham001
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 24
Views: 786

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

Tugger wrote:
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I used to ride in the back of my aunt's white '64 convertible before that became illegal. Still my favorite generation.

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by mham001
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 24
Views: 786

2020 Corvette Unveiled

Engine behind the seat, 0-60 in under 3 seconds, starts at $60,000. GM nailed this one. https://media.chevrolet.com/content/dam/Media/design/brands/Chevrolet/ngcorvette/ngcorvette-camo-reveal.jpg No manual transmission available any more but it appears they upped their interior game.. https://photos...

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by mham001
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS

Mapping software does not lead people down muddy paths, people who have little or no awareness of their surroundings do that all by themselves. I think it is unfair to blame the operator 100%. I fell into a group of beach tourists using Waze one dark night coming down a mountain backroad who were d...

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by mham001
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS

GPS does not lead people down muddy paths, mapping software does.

On an interesting related note, Europe's GPS replacement Galileo has been down for a week.

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by mham001
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8104

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

First of all, there is nothing wrong with that lady’s outfit and anyone who thinks otherwise can go back to the 50s with their “standards of dress.” Conversely, some could say they find it repulsive and say anyone who thinks otherwise can go live somewhere else... See how that extreme absolutism wo...

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by mham001
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado
Replies: 17
Views: 1307

Re: Protesters Remove U.S. Flag, Replace It With Mexican Flag In Colorado

You have been had by the powers that be. The reason no immigration reform has been accomplished since 1986 is business lobbying groups like the ambiguity of exactly what we have now - a legal cheap labor stream for skilled jobs, and an illegal one for unskilled jobs. This is FUD. The primary reason...

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by mham001
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 80
Views: 4849

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

But on a serious note, I don’t know anyone who would actually dream about killing another human being. Sure, there are sick people that probably do. But, these guards that patrol Area 51 are subject to some of the most rigorous background/psychiatric/personality testing on the planet. They are the ...

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by mham001
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772

mxaxai wrote:
Is German government funding being used for Boeing research?


Doesn't Airbus have access to NASA research?

But what is the source of the information used for this thread?

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by mham001
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 80
Views: 4849

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Again, organized invasion of US military base = Act of war, not the time to hesitate to nullify the threat with extreme prejudice. Don't be so melodramatic, "act of war", com'on. these are civilians with a curious mind. "curious mind", LOL. I'm curious about Kelley Ripa naked bu...

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by mham001
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Any Opinions on Sako Rifles?

I had a Marlin semi-auto 22 for years, bought it new for $100. It let me down twice when I needed it - get what you pay for. But you probably won't be allowed a semi-auto, they are eevil. Your Sako seems pricey but accuracy costs money. What are your plans, competition? If so then spend the money bu...

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by mham001
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23680

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Olddog wrote:
US sanctions are just US sanctions. It is not the world law


Actually, those are EU sanctions.

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by mham001
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

You have to admit: the people shouting "Jews will not replace us" may be considered "very fine people", but they all seem to lean to the same side of the political spectrum. That's not to say all of them are from that side, but the most vocal are , which makes generalization eas...

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by mham001
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

the principal happens to be black which lowers the odds even more of your "far right" accusation. What does race have to do with politics? Are you saying Blacks can't be conservative? Or are you saying that far-right loons can only be White? I seem to recall a pair of Black ladies who hav...

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by mham001
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

So we have the far left trying to cover up offensive history and we have the far right trying to deny history that generates sympathy for minorities...is it really so hard to just teach youngsters the cold hard facts please? Holocaust denial has never been a monopoly of the far-right and the princi...

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by mham001
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4469

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

According to court documents filed by a lawyer representing three of Epstein’s alleged victims, Trump banned his former friend from Mar-a-Lago because he “sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club.” But the same lawyer later said in an interview that he was unable to confirm that claim, thoug...

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by mham001
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4469

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

lugie wrote:
Can we now just agree that both of them are likely implicated?


Why would we do that? What has "implicated" Trump so far besides Ken's fantasies?

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by mham001
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2488

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

Or they are envious of a district so wealthy (this high school is in the exclusive Seacliff / Outer Richmond neighborhood of SF) that they can afford to devote over 50% of the school’s capacity and special programs to disadvantaged kids. This is not a normal suburb we’re talking about - Seacliff: h...

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by mham001
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4469

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

I have a feeling the Grim Reaper cometh for Bill, maybe Trump too. Already his lawyers are saying he was never his friend but there he is in that New Yorker article saying what great friends they are. My favorite though is the bullshit about Epstein being barred from Mar a Lago for "hitting on...

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by mham001
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 32
Views: 5299

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm saying I highly doubt that these two aircarft are going to keep selling like hotcakes for the next ten years and that it'll probably be too soon for a NEO, so given that, what's going to happen? The same thing that happens with any other program, production slowly w...

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by mham001
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2488

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

This school has been at the forefront of trying to erase Washington's legacy. There has been past attempts by politicians to rename it 'cuz Washington was white and bad.

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by mham001
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5074

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

So as we look at the aftermath of Paris Climate Agreement, it appears more and more clear that it is more about the optics for certain Europeans than actual substance. It really was sham. so that is why the treaty is contingent on the Mercosur countries keeping their Paris commitments and hence the...

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by mham001
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New lawn mower - two questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: New lawn mower - two questions

Keeping it without a use is money sitting on the shelf. Most likely, batteries will be better and cheaper when you need to replace it.

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by mham001
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New lawn mower - two questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: New lawn mower - two questions

Why don't you try the the lawnmower first before deciding if you need another battery? Minutes of use is going to depend on several factors such as length, thickness and moisture content of your lawn.

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by mham001
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement
Replies: 101
Views: 5074

Re: EU and Mercosur Reach Free Trade Agreement

I suppose you are referring to French President Macron's one-to-one with Brasil's President Bolsanero, in which the French made it clear they would reject any deals with countries that withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement as Bolsanero has previously threatened to; I thought that one was rather...

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by mham001
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect
Replies: 42
Views: 1661

Re: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect

You need to seriously educate yourself on a number things. 2. Then you fly off with your brain-washed babble about how well versed you are about 'what Blacks need', not thought up by you...but a platter provided to you via Ingraham, Limbaugh, Hannity and the other racist idols of America. So you ar...

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by mham001
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7799

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Word is , he will try to highlight homelessness, in order to further blame the liberal cities. This homelessness theme is something that has come up regularly lately on right wing shows and radio. They like to blame folks, but offer no solutions. Is there something wrong with that? Is homelessness ...

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by mham001
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Topic deleted, why?
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Topic deleted, why?

[email protected] when asking about deletions.


It has been my recent personal experience that that is a waste of time. No answer.
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atcsundevil wrote:

In the future, it is recommended that you please email us at [email protected] when asking about deletions.


It has been my recent personal experience that that is a waste of time. No answer.

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by mham001
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect
Replies: 42
Views: 1661

Re: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect

I did a little reading up on busing in Berkeley. Biden has actually screwed the pooch so to speak. he should have been more open and just said, "Yes, I was against it and history has proven me right - it didn't work" as students and schools are more segregated today than they were 50 years...

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by mham001
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect
Replies: 42
Views: 1661

Re: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/30/kamala-harris-joe-biden-2020-1391212 For everyone who likes to label Democrats and liberals as being all about identity politics, here’s an article from Politico that reflects that not all Democrats, and particularly black Democrats, automatically support t...

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by mham001
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4513

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Perhaps you missed the timeline; North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 2003. That was not during the "8 years of the last administration". Perhaps you also missed out on knowing North Korea admitted having nuclear weapons in 2005 - which was not during the "...

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by mham001
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4513

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

North Korea has no existence or need to exist outside of being North Korea. Trump has nothing to offer them, and they will offer nothing in return other than to use the meetings as propaganda to further prop up the Kim Regime. Hmm, if that is true, explain this... Barack Obama Warns Donald Trump on...

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by mham001
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4513

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

So what has decades of delegitimizing the Kim regimes accomplished? And so how and why is Trump going to treat NK differently than Iran? The lying racist coward couldn't even have a meeting with Iran before abandoning a treaty? Why incentive does NK have for agreeing to anything with such a lying r...

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by mham001
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4513

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Perhaps you missed the timeline; North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 2003. That was not during the "8 years of the last administration". Perhaps you also missed out on knowing North Korea admitted having nuclear weapons in 2005 - which was not during the "...

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by mham001
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: My distrust of Samsung

When I got my first smartphone back in 2013 I ruled out Samsung because I didn't want to buy a phone from a washing machine company. I mean srsly, are we supposed to believe in the smartphone-making capabilities of Whirlpool and Maytag? That's what it strikes me they're asking us to do. Well, that ...

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by mham001
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4513

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

The atom bomb is needed not to preserve the “regime”, but to preserve the very statehood and lives of millions. Ask Syria, Libya, Iraq - those did not have the bomb - and what’s the result? It’s just a necessity in today’s conditions of “democratic leadership”. And there was no greater example than...

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by mham001
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4513

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

What exactly did he “pull off”? He’s accomplished nothing other than normalizing arguably the most brutally repressive dictator on the planet. But congrats on a third meeting I guess? Hope he got some more beautiful letters. :roll: :checkmark: North Korea has nothing to offer the world other than t...

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by mham001
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2072

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

Oh I have a nice paying job, just don't have anything left after taxes, 401K, insurance, rent, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Paying the government back is last on my list of things to do. The picture you've painted with a "nice paying job" just means you are unwilling to make th...

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by mham001
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3675

Re: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

Super80Fan wrote:
Breaking & entering along with burglary is still a crime last time I checked.


I agree. Which is why she should not have gone to the police and just made the guns disappear. Naivete.

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by mham001
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3675

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

In simplest terms the baby was a bystander, and even when defending your self you can responsible for killing a bystander and not the aggressor. That would and should apply here. Who said that? A quick search says that notion is not legally correct. Risk To Innocent Bystanders I f a defender, who i...

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by mham001
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3675

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

In simplest terms the baby was a bystander, and even when defending your self you can responsible for killing a bystander and not the aggressor. That would and should apply here. Who said that? A quick search says that notion is not legally correct. Risk To Innocent Bystanders I f a defender, who i...

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by mham001
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3675

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/06/alabama-pregnant-woman-unborn-baby-fetus-miscarriage-gunshot-stomach-manslaughter.html That's just ******* insane. On a side note, why am I not surprised the poor woman is black? no it isn't, in fact it is consistent with laws in many or most or maybe all...

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by mham001
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383167

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

They should be approaching 200 planes in inventory, that is $10B or so. Partially paid for, but with limited new orders (1 LOI with unclear down payment) and possibly reduced progress payments. Compensations. $10B cash were reported at the beginning of the mess, probably mostly depleted. Nonsense, ...

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by mham001
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33864

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

Not really though, Boeing took Toyota's manufacturing system instead of Airbus's. Toyota's production system uses the Kaizen philosophy and in Kaizen, transportation is one of the things considered as wastage. Interesting. I've often wondered why 787 center sections are made by Alenia in southern I...

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by mham001
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33864

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

The set of videos I watched, and then compared to videos of the 787 barrels being manufactured suggested that there are no major differences besides the obvious one (panel vs barrels). I also struggled to see the panel manufacture itself as "labour intensive" when the only thing you see i...

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by mham001
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists
Replies: 114
Views: 5011

Re: A Sure Cure for the Most Blatant Racists

I'm not entirely sure where you got "affirmative action programs meant for the descendants of slaves" from. While the discussion of programs or policies to help Black people began as early as the late 1800s, the actual "affirmative action" policies that were put into law state v...

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by mham001
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2606

Re: America The Bully?

Again, you say this as if realpolitik isn’t a thing. They have been pigeonholed into having only USSR/Russia and China (more recently) as friends for 40 years, while other Gulf states receive fountains of wealth from the west while backchanneling funds to fundie terror with no ill effect. How would...

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by mham001
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33864

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

It's such inefficient that Boeing basically copied the process for the 787: subcontract the subassemblies to suppliers all over the world and fly all those to 2 places for final assembly... And why is Boeing implementing a Completion Center in China if it was that crazy? Sometimes, you have to spen...

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