So what do we do now? California doesn't want nuclear. doesn't want oil. doesn't want nat gas.
In that liberal bastion with a $100 billion dollar budget surplus and where the fossil fuel industry has zero political capital I ask - how come they aren't already fossil fuel free?
That's just what Europe thought too. But what comes first - the chicken or the egg? They guessed wrong and they are reactivating closed coal plants and praying that Putin doesn't turn the lights out. Now that is an example of irrationality. We can't close all the US coal plants until adequate power ...Jump to post
"Supplies at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dangerously low, holding just more than a quarter of their total capacities — and threatening the dams’ ability to generate electricity and provide water to its nearly 40 million users." USA Today July 6, 2022 Just saying that with the chance hydr...Jump to post
I listed the M109 stats as a comparison in size - How many more can be airlifted. - How many small bridges and roads can it use compared to bigger self propelled guns and MBT. It's got to be better than a towed howitzer. Quicker get away from counter-battery fire. Doesn't need a big crew (3 vs 7 on ...Jump to post
Time to refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve if oil gets cheap again. And this time build some tank farms and store at least 100 million barrels of products. You can ship out product as it reaches a certain "age" but keep refilling it. The lack of storage was partly caused by taxes being...Jump to post
I remember pictures of M-26 Pershings being used as mobile artillery firing from bulldozed ramps in Korea. The Stryker could do the same thing. Fast (up to 96 kmh) and a low silhouette. Get's around 5 to 6 miles per gallon of fuel. Mass 18.77 tonnes (20.69 short tons; 18.47 long tons). M109 27.5 ton...Jump to post
I understand that Stryker M1128 would be the vehicle to send. It has a 105 mm gun and is much more survivable than the Russian AFV. Might help balance the artillery deficitJump to post
A shout out to the Ukrainian people from the States where 246 years ago we declared our independence from a belligerent, aggressive superpower. Today another group of outnumbered and outgunned soldiers are fighting for their homeland's freedom. And as the US needed the help of the French, the Ukrain...Jump to post
Aren't govt fares already set - i.e. the tariff was agreed to before this runup in fares?Jump to post
Would supplying Stryker tanks be a good option? Light weight, fast, easy on fuel and apparently reliable.Jump to post
The PRC is trying to threading the needle on this one. Without the import of US aircraft and the US rerouting LNG exports away from China to Europe, the US trade deficit will absolutely explode in favor of the PRC. The PRC can ill afford to lose Boeing who is one of the biggest supporters of trade b...Jump to post
Don't begrudge anyone for trying to get as much as they can. That is s how capitalism is supposed to work But next time the s*** hits the fan, no more federal aid for payrolls. And no federal aid for subsidised sustainable jet fuel. If they were spending money building those refineries, they wouldn'...Jump to post
Unfortunately, I've read that the closing dates for several coal power plants have been extended due to reliability issues. So the US and Europe are finding we still need coal power no matter how the USSC ruled.Jump to post
Hmmm.... might the lack of Boeing orders and possible continuing Chinese MAX issues be an attempt a creating a wedge issue between NATO members? Think of all those jobs in Europe if they replace every Boeing aircraft in the PRC. Nah can't be. They've never used aircraft orders for political purpose...Jump to post
Hmmm.... might the lack of Boeing orders and possible continuing Chinese MAX issues be an attempt a creating a wedge issue between NATO members? Think of all those jobs in Europe if they replace every Boeing aircraft in the PRC. Nah can't be. They've never used aircraft orders for political purposes...Jump to post
We should all read this recap of the Hainan incident in 2001. "When a US Navy EP-3 collided with a Chinese J-8 interceptor: the Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei" https://theaviationgeekclub.com/when-a-us-navy-ep-3-collided-with-a-chinese-j-8-interceptor-the-hainan-i...Jump to post
We are not at the mercy of OPEC . Between US and Canadian production and production potential, North America has plenty of crude oil. In fact, we are setting records exporting 3 million barrels of it a day. "U.S. Gulf Coast Crude Exports Are Breaking Records" https://oilprice.com/Energy/Cr...Jump to post
Well I bought Spirit stock yesterday in my brokerage account. How are they going to contact me to vote? looking to hit the lottery hereJump to post
Hey am I the only one who thinks Russian General Pavel (back from retirement) looks like Fat Bastard from "The Spy who Shagged Me"?Jump to post
Which proved Trump right - low prices below the cost of production in the United States would have permanetly devastated the American shale oil industry. So even though shale production fell when prices were low, they quickly went back up when the market realized that OPEC wasn't going to be able to...Jump to post
The bottom line IMO was that the merger between UA and CO did not really serve to public interest. I'm really hard pressed to see that the surviving company was in any way better than the 2 it replaced. It was worse. This merger (and others) should never been allowed. What have we really gained? Onl...Jump to post
Ah yes the famous Canadian syrup cartel. As bad as OPEC. (seriously)Jump to post
A lot of industries and individuals are saying they can't or won't switch away from fossil fuels anytime soon. Especially the airlines. And by alot of consumers.
I'm just not sure what you are going to have to pay for that gasoline or jet fuel for the next 10 years.
Never figured out why Canadian companies (or the Government) did not build a huge refinery in Alberta to process oil sands crude. But then I never could understand why Alaska didn't build an export refinery for the North Slope Oil. Yeah it gets cold up there but Superior WI and St. Paul, MN have ref...Jump to post
FAA fires back at airline management - “People expect when they buy an airline ticket that they’ll get where they need to go safely, efficiently, reliably and affordably,” the FAA said in a statement. “After receiving $54 billion in pandemic relief to help save the airlines from mass layoffs and ban...Jump to post
Gas prices could reach ‘apocalyptic’ levels during hurricane season, oil expert warns https://nypost.com/2022/06/24/gas-prices-could-reach-apocalyptic-levels-during-hurricane-season-oil-expert/ Tropical Development Possible By Early Next Week Near Windward Islands; 'Bonnie' Could Then Become Caribbe...Jump to post
You can have all the material and numerical advantages but breaking thru prepared defenses is a no walk in the park. e.g.. look how long it took the Allies to break out of Normandy against dug in, motivated fighters. There were still German units in Dunkirk at the end of the war conducting counter a...Jump to post
Thats amazing - even with wages and fuel costs rising and operational meltdowns their earnings will be even more than projected.Jump to post
Trump's pressure on the Saudi's was the RIGHT move. They could have crushed US shale production due to their lower cost of production compared to drilling in the States. We saved many oil field jobs and expertise that would have taken years to reconstitute. Remember there was so much oil that compan...Jump to post
Does anyone know how many pilots are still being paid that are no longer flying? IIRC for example didn't Delta's retirement incentive package include being paid a certain number of hours per month until age 65?Jump to post
Was the story about the Russian rocket attack killing 50 Ukrainian senior officers false?
Also did something just happen on Snake Island?
As been mentioned in previous posts - it's not the lacke of crude oil. Too many refineries in North America shut down or being converted to sustainable fuel production. Come-By-Chance refinery for example used to refine 130,000 bbls a day but is now out of service being reconfigured to produce biofu...Jump to post
Lets see - 1) labor costs for airlines are going to continue heading up, actually much higher with new contracts 2) interest expenses on the big debt loads are going up, actually much higher as the FED fights inflation 3) jet fuel costs are still rising and may go much higher if we have supply disru...Jump to post
My point really wasn't that TOL should have EAS subsidies. There is an advantage for a city to be connected to the aviation system. Recall that we just spent $54 billion dollars because air service is critical to the US economy. Toledo is just the first - another thread talks about Dubuque Iowa losi...Jump to post
American car buying habits from the 70's and 2008 are returning. Just like then, big gas guzzlers are piling up on dealer lots and fuel efficient one are in short supply. With sky-high gas prices, dealers suddenly have more of these types of vehicles to sell https://www.marketwatch.com/story/with-sk...Jump to post
The Government used to care about competition and approved very few mergers. That ended in the 90's. No way any company should have more that 5 or 10% of market share in any "critical" industry. Softball manufactures - no problem. Baby food makers - yep. Time to start breaking companies up.Jump to post
Toledo's situation (and others coming) points out IMO the need to modify the regulation that limits single pilot operation to 9-seaters. Would it be the end of the world if that number were raised to 12 or 14? The US has a EAS subsidy because it sees the benefit of air travel to cities that can't su...Jump to post
Bailouts, I thought the Federal government and some states provided funds to the airlines to keep staff on versus widespread layoffs / furloughs which would have dumped them all on the social services network, the topic header makes it sound as if during Covid the airlines got government funds to p...Jump to post
From Goggle - As part of NATO's nuclear umbrella , Turkey continues to host approximately 50 U.S. tactical nuclear weapons on its territory at Incirlik Air Base. While the Cold War-era B61 bombs serve little military purpose, they provide tangible evidence of a continued American commitment to Turki...Jump to post
I'd certainly feel better if we took our nukes out of Turkey and handed the air base back to the them.
Maybe we could rotate a few aircraft through there but I thnk US forces in Turkey are a liability now. Let them pay for it's upkeep.
Yes the some of the residents of Toledo are poor (just like DET, CLE and CHI) but there is alot of money in the Burghs. They are thousands of manufacturing jobs left at JEEP, Big 3 suppliers and Big 3 component and stamping plants, the refineries, Cleveland Cliffs, rail, the docks, agri businesses....Jump to post
Yes the some of the residents of Toledo are poor (just like DET, CLE and CHI) but there is alot of money in the Burghs. They are thousands of manufacturing jobs left at JEEP, Big 3 suppliers and Big 3 component and stamping plants, the refineries, Cleveland Cliffs, rail, the docks, agri businesses. ...Jump to post
Could TOL support 9 seaters to DTW? Most folks would drive but perhaps enough folks would rather not rent a car or take a limo back and forth to DTW. A limo (cab actually) is around $140 from downtown TOL to DTW. I used to arrange for employees to make that trip alot. I did book a few on the AA flig...Jump to post
Agree. But the weakest margin refineries refineries will continue to shut down as gasoline demand declines. Still would make sense for the the airlines to buy refineries (once things calm down) to ensure supply. Will be interesting to see but it's possible that Delta's Trainer Refinery and fees from...Jump to post
The wealth effect (or the loss of) may soon be showing up in bookings. "Using the Federal Reserve's rule of thumb that for every $1 loss in wealth, households reduce spending by 4 cents, the decline in asset prices to date will almost certainly result in consumers cutting back spending. "O...Jump to post