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by pune
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Any comment on this ??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCd0wDwqdNU Two comments: 1. I don’t click random links. 2. It should be very easy to simply state, “the following companies are bankrupt: X, Y, Z.” If in fact, any are. Having said that, it is true that some companies have been in bankruptcy ...

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by pune
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Just out of curiosity, what do the last dozen or more posts have to do with bankruptcies in the automotive industry? Of which, so far as I know, there are none. Any comment on this ??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCd0wDwqdNU Two comments: 1. I don’t click random links. 2. It should be very easy...

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by pune
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

In 1945, the UK had a new Prime Minister who had believed in Indian independence for 20 years, Mountbatten had an impossible task, given the instransigence of the two major players on the Indian side. You wanted independence, talks were even going on during the war despite everything, much to Churc...

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by pune
Sat Apr 02, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

Spirituality has been something that India got blessed with, a long time ago. And any PM or a constitutional head would want to talk from a point of strength. There is a reason that Buddhism spread in India and Asia and not so much in the west. You write that as if Buddhism is on the rise and that ...

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by pune
Sat Apr 02, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Gigapress is nothing but a fancy name for making bigger pieces, which btw were developed by an Italian company (Idra) which was bought by LK a few years ago. Idra's biggest customers are still the big auto manufacturers, though they buy smaller machines. As with everything, there are compromises. I...

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by pune
Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

But Toyota said it would be doing them, the fanboys said it all the time. So it was a dishonest statement. At the same time, they have produced commercials against EVs https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/toyota-bet-against-against-electric-cars-now-its-stacking-the-deck-against-them/ar-AAMQ...

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by pune
Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

But Toyota said it would be doing them, the fanboys said it all the time. So it was a dishonest statement. At the same time, they have produced commercials against EVs https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/toyota-bet-against-against-electric-cars-now-its-stacking-the-deck-against-them/ar-AAMQ...

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by pune
Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

It is only the Chinese who are actually following what Tesla is doing. See for e.g. Gigapress. apart from Tesla 7 Chinese companies are using Gigapress. There is a Chinese company called LK Technology which has developed the 'Gigapress method' similar to the European company. So more Chinese auto c...

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by pune
Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

Yup totally agree, Even farming is going down, The 90's were the best time for Punjab unfortunately. Terrorism was quite bad in the 1970s (my family is from Amritsar which was the hot spot for all of it). In terms of partition, our entire ethnic group and homeland were split up into 2 (and then lat...

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by pune
Fri Apr 01, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

It is only the Chinese who are actually following what Tesla is doing. See for e.g. Gigapress. apart from Tesla 7 Chinese companies are using Gigapress. There is a Chinese company called LK Technology which has developed the 'Gigapress method' similar to the European company. So more Chinese auto co...

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by pune
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

Interesting discussion here. All are very good points. The violence that lasted for decades was certainly very shameful. I would hope contemporary Indian government officials can put this in the past :( The bureaucracy's job is to make a legal cover for any policy decision taken by the executive. T...

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by pune
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

In 1945, the UK had a new Prime Minister who had believed in Indian independence for 20 years, Mountbatten had an impossible task, given the instransigence of the two major players on the Indian side. You wanted independence, talks were even going on during the war despite everything, much to Churc...

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by pune
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

Yup totally agree, Even farming is going down, The 90's were the best time for Punjab unfortunately. Terrorism was quite bad in the 1970s (my family is from Amritsar which was the hot spot for all of it). In terms of partition, our entire ethnic group and homeland were split up into 2 (and then lat...

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by pune
Thu Mar 31, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

Agreed. I'm from Punjab so the situation here is a little different but still shocking. The religious divide is especially stupid here because historically Punjabi Hindus are more Sikh than Hindu (compared to the rest of India). It's so sad to see politicians stoking the flames of violence for no g...

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by pune
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

India has so many problems. I thought the smile part was some sort of weird sarcastic remark, but wow it's literal! My home state in India has a lot of religious tensions now as well. Very concerning to see. Sadly it is, record number of lynchings and whatnot are happening but the records are easil...

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by pune
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Toyota (A Japanese car manufacturer) has asked BYD (A Chinese car manufacturer) to manufacture EVs for them. And this is a threat to the big boys how? For being such a prolific poster on the subject you don’t seem to understand the industry very well. Companies contract with third-parties all the t...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434203

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

With rising inflation and sky rocketing fuel prices the average US citizen will not support a large war to protect an island that most of them couldn't find on a map. Do not underestimate the ability for the average American to withstand hardship if they believe the cause is just. It would be inter...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

India has so many problems. I thought the smile part was some sort of weird sarcastic remark, but wow it's literal! My home state in India has a lot of religious tensions now as well. Very concerning to see. Sadly it is, record number of lynchings and whatnot are happening but the records are easil...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BYD says partners up with Shell for ventures in China, Europe
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: BYD says partners up with Shell for ventures in China, Europe

Shell has been investing in "green" energy for well over 20 years now. And you've posted that same link several times now over several different threads :sarcastic: Yes, I have. I find it appalling that a company lies constantly when it knows better but you seem to be ok with it. Perhaps ...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

The only one I know is Tesla which has been doing that, sharing patents apart from that don't know of another single player that has done it. I would love to be corrected on that. https://www.tesla.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you This idea that the big boys have nothing to worry about is what...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2436

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

Okay I misunderstood the point you were making. I thought you were trying to say no one had put a mass-market EV out before Tesla. I'm not sure that the EV tech of the early 20th century had any chance to do what ICE has done however, the tech was just not there for batteries. The tech for batterie...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BYD says partners up with Shell for ventures in China, Europe
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: BYD says partners up with Shell for ventures in China, Europe

Companies like Shell, Exxon, etc are energy companies - they have had a diverse energy platform for quite some time. They actually pivoted. Shell and Exxon were first pure gas guys who were against clean energy - This shell report tells that - https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4411090-Documen...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2436

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

Now lastly, as far as their 'marketing' is concerned. GM actually wants to follow the Tesla way. The GM dealers as well as some of the other legacy auto manufacturers were trying to sell machines 10-20k USD above the MSRP while with Tesla, there is nothing like that. GM wants to do it that way, Thei...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2436

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

In fact, if one wants to go even further back then Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had made plans to make an electric car but twice mysteriously his lab got burnt down. And that was the electric car premature death in the 1920s otherwise the history of transportation would have been something else alto...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Hate speech in India has no criminality if spoken with a smile.

The above words are spoken by none other than Delhi HC (Delhi High Court). This was as a minister said 'goli maro saalo ko' kill those bastards (crude translation) https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/hate-speech-case-if-said-with-smile-no-criminality-says-hc-7836774/ And yes, that resulte...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5264

bankruptcies in the auto market

There was a thread where I had shared what Mr. Munro had talked about, bankruptcies by legacy auto. Most are unwilling to believe it even though their debts and other things tell the story by themselves - https://ibb.co/j3mjVJB Now people by themselves can judge where legacy auto will stand in a few...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2436

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

What do you mean by VW not having much in way of EV’s? Compared to other European brands (and Ford and GM) they are well ahead of everyone else. Mercedes is the clear leader: EQA, EQB, EQC, EQE, EQS and EQV. VW boasts UP, ID3, ID4 and ID5. That’s one more than Audi, and the same as BMW (iX, i3, i4 ...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434203

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Somebody asked from the Indian perspective. It is complex why India chose to side with the Russians. So let me give some of the reasons they chose as an Indian. 1. Historically, Russia has helped India a number of times. 2. In the 2014 elections that were held in India, there is a suspicion that Ru...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 24152

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Was reading an excerpt of this today, seems the fossil fuel car manufacturing industry can't pay its workers enough - https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2022/03/15/michigan-auto-industry-hiring-labor-shortage/9417596002/ Meanwhile, the Chinese EVs are about to hit the U.S. Australia, and other ...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BYD says partners up with Shell for ventures in China, Europe
Replies: 6
Views: 679

BYD says partners up with Shell for ventures in China, Europe

Just saw this - https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/byd-says-partners-up-with-shell-ventures-china-europe-2022-03-24/ And shell has been playing this game quietly for quite sometime now - https://thedriven.io/2021/12/21/future-of-petrol-stations-shell-opens-first-ev-charging-hub-fu...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 24152

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

I don’t need to do any R&D. The simple fact is none of the auto companies of the U.S. are bankrupt. True, some have filed for bankruptcy protection in the past but they emerged from that some time ago. Of course, you and your YouTube buddy are free to believe what you want to. My dear friend, i...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle
Replies: 24
Views: 2436

Re: China blatantly copies the iconic Volkswagen Beetle

https://carnewschina.com/2022/03/14/ora-punk-cat-chinese-ev-is-a-volkswagens-nightmare/ https://carnewschina.com/2022/01/12/ora-ballet-cat-is-cooler-than-the-volkswagen-beetle-ever-was-and-more-practical-and-electric-and-faster/ https://jalopnik.com/that-chinese-electric-classic-vw-beetle-knockoff-...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 24152

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Would you mind providing sources citing the court filings to back up that claim? I actually gave you better than that, did you see the video or see the Altman-z score. Where are they making money, only in China, elsewhere they are in a loss. And those numbers and everything that Sandy pulled out wa...

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by pune
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434203

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

112 Gripes About the French It is a handbook written by the United States military and given to enlisted personnel arriving in France after the Liberation. At the end of the Wikipedia page their is a link to pdf (scan of the handbook), it is worth a read (69 small pages) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434203

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I don't have access to this Reuters article but the title seems a bit misleading given that Germany has announced today that they would end importing Russian coal by fall. Should we understand that Germany has objected to an immediate ban of Russian coal? For the record: https://www.euronews.com/20...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434203

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Even in World War 2, many of the north-Indian businessmen sided with the fascists and made billions of rupees. Just like the Vietminh sided with the Russian to gain independence from the French. The history of SE Asia would be much different if the US see the Vietminh as nationalist as opposed to C...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434203

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Not only is India on the wrong side, but they are also on the weak side, as Russia's shortcomings have been exposed. While I agree it's a miscalculation on the part of the Indians, I can see the internal logic and the bet that any secondary sanctions on Indian concerns will be window dressing. What...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434203

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Somebody asked from the Indian perspective. It is complex why India chose to side with the Russians. So let me give some of the reasons they chose as an Indian. 1. Historically, Russia has helped India a number of times. 2. In the 2014 elections that were held in India, there is a suspicion that Ru...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434203

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Somebody asked from the Indian perspective. It is complex why India chose to side with the Russians. So let me give some of the reasons they chose as an Indian. 1. Historically, Russia has helped India a number of times. 2. In the 2014 elections that were held in India, there is a suspicion that Ru...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 24152

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The US, Australia and Canada will not allow Chinese EV's to have anything more than a tiny fraction of such a strategic industry. If that weren't so, they would already have a significant percentage of the market. Plus tariffs would be 30% or more (as on Chinese solar panels) More and more, China i...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434203

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Somebody asked from the Indian perspective. It is complex why India chose to side with the Russians. So let me give some of the reasons they chose as an Indian. 1. Historically, Russia has helped India a number of times. 2. In the 2014 elections that were held in India, there is a suspicion that Rus...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 24152

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

And mind you, all the auto companies of the U.S. are bankrupt except for Tesla… Would you mind providing sources citing the court filings to back up that claim? I actually gave you better than that, did you see the video or see the Altman-z score. Where are they making money, only in China, elsewhe...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6441
Views: 434203

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What Western politicians need immediately is to be muzzled. Really. This third-rate "play by play", leak after leak account of how "Putin is losing his nerve", "Russian troops are inept", "Another Oligarch turns on Putin", "Finger-pointing inside the Kre...

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by pune
Fri Mar 25, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 24152

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The US, Australia and Canada will not allow Chinese EV's to have anything more than a tiny fraction of such a strategic industry. If that weren't so, they would already have a significant percentage of the market. Plus tariffs would be 30% or more (as on Chinese solar panels) More and more, China i...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 24152

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Was reading an excerpt of this today, seems the fossil fuel car manufacturing industry can't pay its workers enough - https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2022/03/15/michigan-auto-industry-hiring-labor-shortage/9417596002/ Meanwhile, the Chinese EVs are about to hit the U.S. Australia, and other m...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 212
Views: 28302

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

The Chinese C919 program - https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2022-02-11/china-plays-long-game-c919-development Another take on the C919 - https://www.businessinsider.in/thelife/news/china-is-hoping-to-begin-deliveries-of-its-first-mainline-airliner-soon-hereaposs-how-the-jet-comp...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 212
Views: 28302

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Adding to the above, we would need 5000 odd pilots, about 10k FA's and all kinds of service personnel. China has been running its pilot program for 5-6 years now. We haven't. This was also disclosed or shared on the recent China Airlines where there were 4 pilots, The Chinese are looking to make mor...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 212
Views: 28302

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Came across this today - https://www.livemint.com/news/india/indian-airlines-will-need-2-100-new-aircraft-over-next-20-years-airbus-11648108017099.html Now while I can't predict what will happen 20 years down the line, can predict say 2-3 years which I have said above. Domestically, we will run, but...

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