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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about governments giving subsidies for early technology development
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: What do you think about governments giving subsidies for early technology development

Without governments doing that, just few items of technology would be available today. Basic research is not done by companies pretty much ever. And few companies could afford it even if they wanted to. That is a totally, utterly, and completely baseless claim. Four Pinocchios. Dead wrong. Pants on...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about governments giving subsidies for early technology development
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: What do you think about governments giving subsidies for early technology development

Without governments doing that, just few items of technology would be available today. Basic research is not done by companies pretty much ever. And few companies could afford it even if they wanted to. That is a totally, utterly, and completely baseless claim. Four Pinocchios. Dead wrong. Pants on...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas area Chipotle....rats fall from ceiling !
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Dallas area Chipotle....rats fall from ceiling !

Bound to happen when Chipotle stopped allowing open carry.

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 208
Views: 41102

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Should the airlines still be flying DC-3 for nostalgia purposes? I wonder if someone couldn't make money selling DC-3 tourist flights. Then again, they couldn't make money flying Zepplins around the SF Bay Area, (probably because they were charging US$1-2k/pp) so perhaps not. There's a Silicon Vall...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11579

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM 8need to shrink

The situation is either going to be: A. There is no such thing as global warming or any long-term environmental issues from pollution. B. There IS an impact on global warming or other long-term environmental conditions. No. It is not binary. The way he phrased it, ithe is binary. His phrasing is de...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11579

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

atypical wrote:
The situation is either going to be: A. There is no such thing as global warming or any long-term environmental issues from pollution. B. There IS an impact on global warming or other long-term environmental conditions.


No. It is not binary.

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 208
Views: 41102

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

This is kind of a side tangent, but I've always wanted to get a picture like the cover photo for up in the air, which was of a 744 in DTW. Since DL is also accelerating their 744 retirements, I probably won't be able to get to DTW before then. Anybody else know what other airports could offer a sim...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11579

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Then that is your future too. Or do you expect the rest of the world aint going to pollute anymore in order for Americans to keep their life styles as they have now? Or alternatively, we can all search for alternatives so we can continue our lifestyles and enjoy our planet even more. Those aren't a...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11579

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Ok, you have read this article in the Dutch context. Greenpeace takes Schiphol and KLM as an example. They say that aviation is a big polluter - which it is - and that they lobbied quite hard to stay out of the Paris agreement - which they have. So they are saying if we want to stay well below the ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11579

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Ok, you have read this article in the Dutch context. Greenpeace takes Schiphol and KLM as an example. They say that aviation is a big polluter - which it is - and that they lobbied quite hard to stay out of the Paris agreement - which they have. So they are saying if we want to stay well below the ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 79
Views: 2873

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

No. Move it out of the system and give it back to the people who work their asses off for it every day by lowering taxes. America's contribution: 1,2b / year --> $ 3,42, just over of 1 cup of coffee a year, oh right, 50% of that, so $US 1,71 a year per person or 14 cents a month. http://www.politif...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is climate change causing flight delays?
Replies: 60
Views: 1816

Re: Is climate change causing flight delays?

Even your body is sensitive to small temperature changes. Your body's ideal temperature is 98.6F (37C). Try telling a doctor that you go on with life at 99F or 100F. He'll tell you to take fever medicines or have you checked out for some illness. It's a small change of temperature, yet while your b...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 8494

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

I've been asked utterly ridiculous questions at Heathrow by AA upon checking in that were borderline inappropriate. On a recent trip the agent asked the following questions: 1. Did you pack your bags yourself? 2. Do you live in Charlotte? 3. Do you like Charlotte? 4. Were you born in Charlotte? 5. ...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a politician's duty to their party or their constituents?
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: Is a politician's duty to their party or their constituents?

After being elected only the country and the constitution should matter. The only elected official who represents the whole country is the President. Your Congressman isn't elected to represent the whole country. He is elected to represent the people in your specific geographic district. He has no ...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a politician's duty to their party or their constituents?
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: Is a politician's duty to their party or their constituents?

It is a simple questions that I have begun asking people if we get into discussions on the politics currently on going in the USA. Is a politician's duty to their party or their constituents? And additionally do they represent only those that voted for them or do they represent all the constituents...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government

Meaningless without access to the data and methods used to create the rankings. I don't really question the 30% score for the USA. But I sure wonder who was polled in India, a cross-section of the population? It's also questionable as to whether trust in government is even desirable. Governments po...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 79
Views: 2873

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

Great, if only he world was that simple, only when Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, India, and ISIS all sign it, it may be worth something. The greatest risk comes not from the USA, Russia, or China but from countries either seeking wider conflict or with dictatorial leadership that will preserve their...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sulpher in jet fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: Sulpher in jet fuel

My point is that all not oil refineries are equipped with a Sulpher Plant . So cheap turbine fuel with relatively high % of sulphur may be on the market. Hence trouble from corrosion. I guess that even if only a small amount of high sulphur fuel is used only a few times, the terminal damage may hav...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All MH 777-200ER stored
Replies: 57
Views: 16771

Re: All MH 777-200ER stored

Once the A333 gained 5,700nm of still air range, sales took off and 777-200ER sales stopped. That ended the 777-200ER's role in mid-length missions. That time-frame also coincides with the 77W entry into service. Boeing had no incentive to make competitive 772ER deals when they had a production lin...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Chrisie's "Let Them Eat Cake" Moment
Replies: 48
Views: 1537

Re: Chris Chrisie's "Let Them Eat Cake" Moment

Came here to post this. What a pathetic display of leadership.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 9878

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

anshabhi wrote:
Further, I think if this sale goes through, 9W's valuation would be rather too low at around $1.3 billion.


This. That sounds like a hell of a bargain for DL.

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who has bought one of the Transaero 748i
Replies: 41
Views: 9495

Re: Who has bought one of the Transaero 748i

The modifications required would pretty much require rebuilding the entire airplane. I would be curious to know if the VC25 replacements will be based on the -F or 8i model (short upper deck vs. longer one on pax models). I don't understand why they would need an aircraft the size of a 748 these da...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did AA Survive Not Declaring Bankruptcy?
Replies: 24
Views: 5928

Re: How Did AA Survive Not Declaring Bankruptcy?

This is a very salient point. In some respects, it might have been better for AA as a standalone company to enter bankruptcy at around the same time that their competitors did - if everyone is equally weak, there's less change of a strong competitor engineering a reverse takeover, which is basicall...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did AA Survive Not Declaring Bankruptcy?
Replies: 24
Views: 5928

Re: How Did AA Survive Not Declaring Bankruptcy?

This is a very salient point. In some respects, it might have been better for AA as a standalone company to enter bankruptcy at around the same time that their competitors did - if everyone is equally weak, there's less change of a strong competitor engineering a reverse takeover, which is basicall...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?
Replies: 30
Views: 8203

Re: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?

http://www.annualreports.com/HostedData ... A_2002.pdf

It wasn't for another 1-2 months before we got a pretty CG rendering.
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Don't forget that our first look at the 787 was just a simple sketch of the 7E7 in the 2002 Boeing annual report (PDF page 90):

http://www.annualreports.com/HostedData ... A_2002.pdf

It wasn't for another 1-2 months before we got a pretty CG rendering.

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SkyPesos? Nope.
Replies: 27
Views: 1632

Re: SkyPesos? Nope.

Racist? How did you manage that leap of logic Simple. "pesos" are generally thought of as a Mexican currency in the US and for whatever reason, inferior in value. For whatever reason? The Mexican peso is historically an inferior store of value given its 1994 devaluation and the subsequent...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SkyPesos? Nope.
Replies: 27
Views: 1632

Re: SkyPesos? Nope.

OzarkD9S wrote:
Does it have to nicknamed in such a racist manner?


There is nothing racist about associating SkyMiles with pesos.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect
Replies: 71
Views: 5539

Re: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect

I'm still surprised Hawai'i pushed for it -- considering they don't get many visitors at all from those portions of the globe. It's called venue shopping. The plaintiffs were looking for a sympathetic judge and found one in Hawaii. if the administration was serious this could have been already reso...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380
Replies: 63
Views: 14440

Re: Long-haul ULCCs are the coup de grace for the A380

Mostly I'm intrigued as to why the A380-Bashers take so many opportunities to indulge themselves - this thread, for example - while the subject of the 748, say, goes virtually unnoticed. . There are plenty of 748 critics on this site. Naturally an A380 topic will attract A380 critics. It doesn't fo...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797 factory location?
Replies: 35
Views: 5231

Re: 797 factory location?

What happened to the Car production line moving into the C17 buildings, BMW or Mercedes I thought? Anyway would love to see the 797 being built in Long Beach. No idea about any car manufacturers taking up shop at LGB, but Boeing sold virtually all of their manufacturing footprint to real estate dev...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom: NYC-LON Mach 2.2 Startup
Replies: 96
Views: 28669

Re: Boom: NYC-LON Mach 2.2 Startup

Is it just me?Here we are in 2017 with computing power reaching unprecedented levels.Out knowledge of systems,materials and our massively expanded understanding of flight (at all speeds).Yet this company is spending the little money it has on a rough scale aircraft? If this was 1967 I might (just m...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 48605

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

They probably thought: - Our current mix of configurations (-700, -800, -900ER) is competitive against their peer - If we add a next generation engine, we will stay competitive. Boeing probably was listening to their customers back in 2011. Most of the demand for bigger models has come in the last ...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 48605

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

What was boeing management thinking when they launched the max series , it seems they werent listning to their customers , now you have the max 10 which will canabalise the max 9 and what about mom They probably thought: - Our current mix of configurations (-700, -800, -900ER) is competitive agains...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8732

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

Dutchy wrote:
DfwRevolution wrote:
Dutchy wrote:

Ok, fine, what is your proposal to combat climate change?


Keep calm and carry on.


Translation: Do nothing and keep polluting.


And that is a totally rational course of action.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Claims She Was Raped Then Gets Busted For Lying About It
Replies: 37
Views: 1451

Re: Woman Claims She Was Raped Then Gets Busted For Lying About It

She may be a despicable individual, but statistics show 1 in 5 college going women are sexually assaulted. There are more cases of a coverup than occasional false report, particularly when sports teams are involved. I wonder how dumb one has to be to believe in this rubbish. Such statistic could be...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8732

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

Ever tried to broker a deal with 190plus people? The Paris Agreement didn't broker anything. Countries set their own targets. China's target is to keep increasing their emissions for another generation. You are defending a farce. Ok, fine, what is your proposal to combat climate change? Keep calm a...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8732

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

Dutchy wrote:
Ever tried to broker a deal with 190plus people?


The Paris Agreement didn't broker anything. Countries set their own targets. China's target is to keep increasing their emissions for another generation. You are defending a farce.

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300
Replies: 90
Views: 12954

Re: Southwest 737-300

It was my understanding that 65% of all mechanical delays were attributed to the Classic fleet. That's quite different from 65% dispatch reliability. That would make a lot more sense, but it's still a stretch. Just doing some back of the envelope math, those numbers would check out if the 733 fleet...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 107646

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

The 737-900ER can take a full passenger load from a 7,000ft runway for a 1 hour flight. Maybe it is the definition of "full" that is different? "Full" generally means all Y @ aircraft exit limit in Europe. Remember there is usually the same seats at the same pitch in European bu...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 528
Views: 63513

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

It is obviously going to happen, it's just a question of when. I think 225 seats and 4500nm range is the sweet spot, and Boeing would need to guard against overbuilding it. That airplane exists today and it's called the 787-8. At 4,500 nm, you're talking flight times of up to 8-10 hours, perhaps lo...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 3255

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

And he pulled the rug out from under Trump's witch hunt for leaks when he said that it was he who fed the press the fact that Trump had tried to get him to end the Russian investigations. Comey never said that. You are completely misrepresenting what was said today. I corrected my statement before ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 3255

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

Well, you can continue to spin it - desperately- any way you like, DfwRevolution. Comey's testimony pretty much confirms obstruction charges at the very least. I am relaying what Comey said in the plainest terms. Comey just said that he was not aware of a situation in which Trump obstructed an inve...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 3255

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

And he pulled the rug out from under Trump's witch hunt for leaks when he said that it was he who fed the press the fact that Trump had tried to get him to end the Russian investigations. Comey never said that. You are completely misrepresenting what was said today. - Comey said (repeatedly) that n...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?
Replies: 49
Views: 5295

Re: 739max 2.0 Would the Max9 benefit by including the proposed Max10 initiatives?

There are about 1200 A321s in service compared to 6500 total for the entire A320 family (18%). I agree the trend is recent That picture will change dramatically as A321 output now represents 50% of all A320 family production. Right now that's not happening on the 737 MAX family. But some of that is...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8732

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

Wait, are you implying that Trump is not "a bullshitter"? And also are you saying you do not understand what politics is? There is bullshit and then there is the special subset that mixes reality with bullshittinng and that is politics. Trump is only a bullshitter. I'm not implying anythi...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8732

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

So you fully agree that the world does better without cooperative efforts and goals? This agreement? Yes. It is easy to imagine that the Paris Agreement will have the unintended consequence of shifting more and more of the world's manufacturing base away from clean economies (U.S., EU, Japan) and t...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8732

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

So if the deal is truly voluntary and the U.S. could unilaterally change emissions targets or contributions, why all the fuss over leaving? Would you have preferred they say they're staying in, but are granting themselves a hundred year waiver on targets until 2117? Basically yes. An intelligent pr...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8732

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

yes the planet belongs to all of us and i was replying to DfwRevolution. The planet - and the people on it - will be fine without the Paris Agreement. Probably better. The law is the law, once you sign an agreement you need to follow through. It's not a law. IMO he's creating reasons for the world ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8732

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

A straight ranking means little. Chad practically doesn't have an economy. And if you're going to hold Chad as an example, So, now that you have been wrong, you change the metrics? I haven't changed any metrics. My original claim is valid. The U.S. economic output is disproportionately greater than...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8732

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

So after screwing America, he goes on to the rest of the world. This is the most profound measure he can take, in a very negative way. The United States of America is responsible for 16% of the emission of greenhouse gasses, with about 4% of the world's population. The U.S. is also responsible for ...

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