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  • Dark cloud over China auto market [View news story]
    Jerry-j, uh, the last two Chinese Premiers have been engineers by profession.
    Mar 4, 2015. 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dark cloud over China auto market [View news story]
    Clean coal is the technology of adding scrubbers and stuff I can't even imagine to the coal burning process to remove all the pollution. It's been worked on for decades, I don't know how effective the latest stuff is....but I would guess far more effective than wasting money on large scale solar. Hope that helps.
    Mar 4, 2015. 06:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Subaru and Model S big winners in Consumer Reports testing [View news story]
    Did you read the article you referenced? The Railroad CEO claims Keystone would carry 830,000 barrels per day in it. He also states that railroads carry 1,000,000 barrels per day, currently. The conclusions the McClachy's journalist(?) comes to that Keystone won't impact RR traffic is ridiculous and unsupported by the facts in the article itself. Also, unsupported is the conclusion that RR are as safe as pipelines....they aren't. Progressive California based media is all eco-tarian, with the closed mind that goes with "faith based opinions". Don't bother to reply, I have already wasted too much time on your Lib talking points.
    Mar 2, 2015. 01:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Subaru and Model S big winners in Consumer Reports testing [View news story]
    RUniter... I don't believe our tax dollars will be used to build the Keystone Pipeline - it's a private Canadian corporate project. So yours is a false comparison, it is not either/or on infrastructure. I've engineered the compressors that pump the oil/gas through pipelines. Your statement that trains will be needed is false and that trains create less pollution than a pipeline compressor is false. I'd check your sources of info, you may find them to be ecotarian (religious environmentalists) In which case physics and engineering don't matter, faith and beliefs do.
    Feb 25, 2015. 11:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Subaru and Model S big winners in Consumer Reports testing [View news story]
    Well said JD. In my mind, it also provides another North American source of energy, which we may need soon as the Middle East continues to descend into barbarism. (rather then sending in another army to "fix" those people)
    Feb 25, 2015. 11:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Has Become An Industrial Powerhouse [View article]
    In my experience...."You can lead a socialist to knowledge, but you can't make them think". Go libertarians!
    Jan 22, 2015. 01:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Has Become An Industrial Powerhouse [View article]
    710... Machinery R&D is not just a bunch of "computer programmers". It has many more engineers, electrical and mechanical technicians, contract negotiators, etc. All high paying jobs. Those are the jobs we need to keep in the USA. Remember, also, that robots are themselves machinery and require many talented technicians and engineers to keep them running properly.
    Jan 20, 2015. 10:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turnaround potential? 2014's worst performers in the Russell 2000 [View news story]
    Toast. Did the Chinese break these guys on purpose??? or is it just a coincidence they announce their Rare Earth policy changes the day MCP collapses & is ready to be delisted? Hmmmmhhh....
    Jan 5, 2015. 01:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Molycorp up 21% over last three trading days [View news story]
    Toast.
    Jan 5, 2015. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warnings signs emerge on Chinese automobile market [View news story]
    Without subsidies? I don't think so.
    Jan 5, 2015. 10:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warnings signs emerge on Chinese automobile market [View news story]
    Typical American environmentalist comment, Chubbs. Large coal fired power plants can be upgraded to burn coal more completely (higher Temperatures) and also clean the exhaust with various air cleaning methods... ie cyclonic air centrifugation, filters, giant settling bags, etc. We don't hear much about those engineering efforts in the USA because of 'religious environmentalists' who can't get past COAL - EVIL. I think the Chinese see the value in solving problems like dirty air with engineered solutions. The US seems to think lawyers and politicians (redundant?) solve problems... I think they cause problems.
    Jan 3, 2015. 06:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Ford's European Troubles Making The Auto Manufacturer A Buy, Hold, Or Sell? [View article]
    Does the "economical" include the 34% (Dec 2014 US) higher cost of diesel fuel? With the new F150 getting 26 mpg EPA on the highway, the diesel competition will need to 35 mpg to equal Ford's $ per mile.
    Dec 22, 2014. 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford adds 38.5K vehicles to Takata-related recall [View news story]
    I have read that millions of Hondas and Toyotas have the "exploding w/shrapnel" Takata air bags in them. It will be interesting to see if Consumer Reports considers this a reliability problem. My guess is they will condemn Ford and Honda/Toyota equally. Ford for their 34K vehicles and Honda for its 6 million.
    Dec 4, 2014. 01:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Positive reviews for the 2015 F-150 pile up [View news story]
    The new Ford frame uses "high strength steel" to get some of the 800 lb weight reduction. Various high strength steels have been around and used in aerospace (and other less $$$ sensitive) applications for decades. If Ford pulls this off, it will be by cost effectively using aluminum and high strength steel to improve performance. I hope they have....
    Nov 11, 2014. 03:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Running On Fumes: The Future Of Ethanol As A Fuel Source [View article]
    Spelling? Grammer? Common Sense?
    Oct 30, 2014. 12:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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