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Old 03-11-2011, 03:52 PM
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Good News on a Day of Bad News

The Japan earthquakes are devastating, bad news. but there is some good news out there that may be a few days old, but significant, none the less.

Some time ago there was some mention in a thread on this board about Air Bus was being awarded a contract to build our USAF air to air refueling tankers. I did not think that would happen because of the big need for jobs in this country AND there is no way we should allow any of our key war time commodities be supplied by a foreign country. Supposedly it was a done deal and backed by many politicians such as John McCain , who should no better. Well it did not happen. It has formally been announced that Boeing will build our tankers, thank you very much. Boeing's history in building quality aircraft can not be disputed or matched. Our last great tanker was built by McDonald-Douglas, which is now part of Boeing. Combine the knowledge and experience of these and we have a true winner that will mean thousands of jobs.

I hope a bunch of politicians got caught with their hand in Air Bus's stock.

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That's good news!

Keep voting! It will take a few more years, but we will get rid of the greedy... the disloyal... the retarded... and the dreamers. I just hope we have a "dead-serious" presidential candidate next time, that we can vote for.
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Trees did you also see that Boeing scored some high dollar airliner sales at the Hong Kong air show? They beat out Airbus on some big sales.

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No, did not see that, but am glad except the Chinese will just reverse engineer the technology and there will be nothing we can do about that.

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No, did not see that, but am glad except the Chinese will just reverse engineer the technology and there will be nothing we can do about that.

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True, but Boeing will just leap frog them again.

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"China is one of Boeing's most important production bases, he said. The company has purchased more than $1 billion worth of parts from Chinese suppliers since the 1970s and now has about $2.5 billion worth of active contracts with suppliers in China, he said.

The U.S. giant already has a joint venture in Shanghai involved in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, and another venture in Tianjin which makes composite parts for commercial airplanes, he said."
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$0.02 anything that creates employment for U.S. workers seems like a good thing to me ! Chinese involvement in U.S. products is just a way of life now, isn't it???
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$0.02 anything that creates employment for U.S. workers seems like a good thing to me ! Chinese involvement in U.S. products is just a way of life now, isn't it???
Unfortunately it is...
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Nothing coming out of D.C. surprises me anymore. I remember a while back a story about all the fancy new U.S Passports being produced in some small overseas country. Can't remember who did the story but, they were there showing the huge Black Market there & how easy it was to get fake U.S. Passports. The excuse was, we the U.S. didn't have the technology to produce them. I say B.S. someone was probably getting a huge kickback.
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Do you remember a few years ago when it was found out that the U.S. Army's black berets had been made in China?

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Do you remember a few years ago when it was found out that the U.S. Army's black berets had been made in China?

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say it ain't so, Vince !
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