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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Inside trader deal? I wish I would have that information YESTERDAY.

    Just fooling.
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Shouldn't that headline read "Chief maker of flying coffins loses chances to consign thousands to a fiery death"
     
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    So does the spat between Boeing and Airbus about government subsidies take a swing over to Boeing's side?
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Who knows anymore......But it looks like after a few years of Airbus being down and Boeing being up, the tides are turning. A380 is in service....doing well apparently. People are beginning to forget that it may never turn a profit. Now they win this....

    The 787 is way behind schedule....and this slap in the face. The US military won't be using a US plane.

    I love this industry.....the drama that goes along with all of it....keeps it fresh every day...

    I can't help but being a little disappointed. The 767 was the one I worked on the most. It's unfortunate that this seals its demise....ah well...
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    The Boeing Pinto was your work? Might have known.:disgust1::disgust1:
    COFFINS........that bloody thing was a crypt. A crypt I tell ya.
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    that's a tad harsh. it's best-in-class engineering surely vaunts it to the elite class of "sarcophagus"
     
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    This oughtta fix everything...



    In Mobile, Ala., County Commission President Stephen Nodine, left, and Mayor Sam Jones celebrate the tanker announcement.
     
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    Machinists union representatives put posters up in their union hall in Everett on Friday afternoon decrying the fact that the refueling-tanker contract had been awarded to Northrop/EADS. EADS is the parent of European aircraft-maker Airbus.
     
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    a pretty accurate picture of seattle: angry butchie women & emasculated meek men.

    i tell ya, that chic is avi material:
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    i wonder if this woman knows she's a dead ringer for penn gillette?
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    She could make a FORTUNE in Vegas.... she would need her union anymore
     
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    Meh it's called competition, if you want to win build a better product. *shrugs*

    And no one is getting made redundant over it, in fact a whole heap of Americans will be employed by this, Not only the 1,500 new jobs building the aircraft in Mobile but all the construction workers etc to build a whole new factory. :lighten:
     
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    That was the DC-10.
     
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    But it's not in WARSHINGTON!! Both unions (engineers and shop workers) are a rather surly bunch when they don't get their way. They have T-shirts and everything....to comemorate events such as the "holding our breath until we turn blue" of '94... Good times...
     
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    air force sucks. go army.
     
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    They better hurry up with the tankers. Once they come in service and join the Russian An-225 and An-124 cargo planes we use then GWB can say he has regained a significant an international coalition in his military effort, well at least equipment wise :D
     
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    they had some guy on the news that was screaming into the camera about how mad he was.....kinda scared me. I'm not sure I would want to fly in a plane built by a pissed guy with a hammer
     
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    mike what do you do? are you an aerospace engineer or?
     
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    What a moron! :shocked:
    Guy needs to get a grip, he hasn't lost his job or anything! :crazy:

    Or maybe he's worried that when he gets moved onto the dreamliner project he will have to make his work look nice? :brow:
     
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    even more galling, is that 20 years later when Napoleon launched wars of aggression against the rest of Europe, we gave a big F U to our former ally/supporter and stayed neutral. hmmmm....... :lighten:
     
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    Boeing criticizing Airbus for government subsidies is like Ted Haggard passing judgement on a meth using homosexual...
     
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    while true i don't see how either of them could afford to offend the boeing-allied voters... the solution the U.S. needs is to have me appointed as a benevolent dictator. i'd offend everyone instead of pussyfooting around. :busted:
     
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    An asian US dictator? I think not....
     
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    Never seen the Manchurian Candidate, eh?
     
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    when i am dictator you will have to apply for a permit to think before the act, therefore your whining is for naught
     
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