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    Would Boeing be a successful commercial airplane...

    Would Boeing be a successful commercial airplane maker without a military division?

    At this point they would, as EG recalls Douglas and, Lockheed were both major players in commercial aviation for...
  2. Honestly the TCJA is just another trickle down...

    Honestly the TCJA is just another trickle down yellow shower on the average person.

    Steve
  3. The US pharma companies do have high legal...

    The US pharma companies do have high legal defense cost and, many drugs are very costly to perfect. That said, douche bags like the pharma bro are examples of all that is wrong in the health care...
  4. I had to check that out, it seems Amazon has 49%...

    I had to check that out, it seems Amazon has 49% of ONLINE sales in the US. That is still a fraction of total sales. I buy stuff on line a lot, most often Amazon is not the cheapest or what I...
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    That is just rubbish, I have friends and...

    That is just rubbish,

    I have friends and family both conscripted and volunteer who have served with distinction. Painting all service members with a broad brush is just like a KKKer painting...
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    As Bill said, USAA was started by and for US...

    As Bill said,

    USAA was started by and for US military commissioned officers in the 1920's There is no government involvement never has been. My dad was a member starting in 1938. Today...
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    The container idea has merit EXCEPT, that...

    The container idea has merit EXCEPT, that containers don't always make the whole trip!!

    Steve
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    Come on folks move along nothing to see here,...

    Come on folks move along nothing to see here, just another drive by. We have seen this play out time and time again, a "computer literate" guy enters the realm of an old time machinery nee junk...
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    God she was a doll back then, and that voice. ...

    God she was a doll back then, and that voice. I remember seeing her at the Topanga Corral.

    Moonbeam did an OK job

    I really wonder how much longer this can go on, with two diametrically...
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    "Trade wars are easy to win" DT President savant.

    "Trade wars are easy to win" DT President savant.
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    Spinit, You DO realize that tariffs ARE...

    Spinit,

    You DO realize that tariffs ARE political by nature. This is not something deliberated by the congress and ratified, it was an executive order.

    The idea that we are feeling short...
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    Jan, Personally I think your giving Mnuchin...

    Jan,

    Personally I think your giving Mnuchin way too much credit! You don't think the Iranian and Russian oil biz could be a joint operation. The Russians are playing this administration...
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    Don't forget the giant sea monsters. The world...

    Don't forget the giant sea monsters. The world is just one big infinity pool.

    Steve
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    I hesitate to say this, todays companies are NOT...

    I hesitate to say this, todays companies are NOT what they were even 10 years ago. So this ain't your fathers Boeing, P&W, Collins etc making airplanes.

    Motion hit on the why of the...
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    Belief is strong force in a weak mind. Steve

    Belief is strong force in a weak mind.

    Steve
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    I remember when the offshoring exit began, we'll...

    I remember when the offshoring exit began, we'll ship all the low skill stuff off and only do "high tech" manufacturing.

    That was over 40 years ago as parts of the textile industry went away. ...
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    The Iranian's are highly intelligent people with...

    The Iranian's are highly intelligent people with many trained in both the US and Europe in physics and engineering, They not only have a defense industry but, they are a client state of Russia. ...
  18. It isn't a company rather a segment, try piano...

    It isn't a company rather a segment, try piano movers.

    Steve
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    If the grills are steel a kiddie pool with a...

    If the grills are steel a kiddie pool with a caustic soda bath. Simple green has a caustic version mix it pretty rich.

    Steve
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    You and Bill are delusional when it comes to...

    You and Bill are delusional when it comes to cars,

    I have worked on many cars and engines, remember I worked for Ed Pink and we did heads for Ferrari, I did the head on my dad's XKE and, I had a...
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    I can understand how some people with little...

    I can understand how some people with little technical knowledge could doubt scientific or engineering feats. That said, to have pulled off the greatest deception of all time involving a cast of...
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    Bill, You're just an Anglophile with a hard on...

    Bill,

    You're just an Anglophile with a hard on for Germany. I will say as a car builder Mercedes is far more refined than Jag that includes Fords abominations and TaTa's versions. You may...
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    Perhaps but, I would like to find or build a...

    Perhaps but,

    I would like to find or build a nice wooden runabout to stick one of my Mercedes V12's into. I knew a guy that put a big block Chevy into a real Ferrari 250GTO back in the sixties....
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    I agree with you that most patents are really a...

    I agree with you that most patents are really a stretch, the ones with legs however are another story. The idea that just because you added a flourish to a widget it is different is pretty...
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    Cam sprockets are a wear item, any irregularity...

    Cam sprockets are a wear item, any irregularity is basis for replacement. A lot of shops would do timing chains on Mercedes V8 engines by simply stringing a new chain through the right bank. My...
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