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  • New legislation signed in California to support electric cars [View news story]
    Tiki, I'm afraid you've been under the shade of your grass shack too long with your comment " force lackadaisical auto-makers to enter the future faster. " The fact of the matter is Toyota has been marketing the Prius for how long now, 15 years? It has been just somewhat successful & yet all the pure electrics, hybrids & such have gained about 2% of the market. This "demand" by the public has come to Nissan, who wants to produce all it can, will close one of it's battery plants due to disappointing demand. the government has thrown billions of dollars into the industry to ignite the market (funny I use ignite for a non-ICE program...LOL) only to find bankruptcy & the Chinese to scoop up the remains.

    Don't get me wrong. I am all for hydrogen & the use of biofuels but with a market driven economy, at least right now, these are economically impossible. Take away the market & what do you have? A socialistic society. Perhaps that what Moonbeam really, deep in his heart wants but it too comes with a price. A price that the majority right now chose not to pay from their pockets, even those who pay with a shallow form of allegiance.
    Sep 29, 2014. 12:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New legislation signed in California to support electric cars [View news story]
    Don't fret residents of California. The way all these taxes fees for everything are becoming law it wont be long until there will be nobody left to tax, then all the freeloaders will leave. This state is too blind to see what they are doing & what it will create in years to come. Today I heard a new "fee" will be added to vehicle registrations of $5.00 for bike lanes. Why don't the ones using their bikes pay?? We now have to give these "bikes" a 3 foot gap to pass them or WE get fined!! What do you do on roads that only have enough room for a car? Meanwhile the gas tax is being raised (surprise surprise) that means these electric car leaches wont be paying for the roads they use & get a $7500 check for buying an electric leach. All these greenies along with Governor Moonbeam have their heads in the clouds, except these clouds fart instead of rain, which by the way we need to for water, Water that is now being drained into the ocean to protect the "Delta Smelt" a fish the size of your finger that is supposedly endangered. So pumps are used to let the water flow into the ocean which by the way, kills fish! Stupid but gotta listen to the judge that made the ruling.....what a farce! Meanwhile, humans that need that water to survive will be left to struggle. Already there are reports of water thefts from fire hydrants. It's no wonder ten that more people & industry are leaving the state, a state that's population is growing by illegals entering across the border, only to get all the free stuff that law abiding taxpayers left to foot the bill.
    Sep 22, 2014. 07:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing to build 787-10 at South Carolina non-union plant [View news story]
    Perhaps the railroad derailment of 737's was the factor that made the decision. Either way, if Charleston has the room, why not?
    Jul 30, 2014. 06:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing in talks with ICBC over 747-8 order [View news story]
    "Gas-guzzling engines", Yet another case of an author making a statement using another part of ones anatomy instead of the brain. If the author had only done research into the matter he would have found that this edition of the 747 went through extensive tests to certify the newest & most efficient engines available. Unfortunately this misinformation to ones that are unaware of FAA proceedures & what changes were done to this model in keeping it competitive can give a totally inaccurate account of what really must be related as news.
    Jun 18, 2014. 01:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing to shut C-17 plant three months earlier than expected [View news story]
    What a shame. A sad ending to aircraft production in California. A person used to be able to drive around Southern California & see all the plants in San Diego, Long Beach, Burbank, Hawthorne & El Segundo & marvel. Now they will have all passed away.
    Apr 7, 2014. 04:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing U.S. tanker program seen $1B over budget [View news story]
    This isn't the first tanker built on the 767 so I am suspect of the government's ability as far as finances go- just look how they keep their own budget!
    Mar 24, 2014. 12:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What A Big Airbus Order From China May Mean For Boeing [View article]
    I question Airbus in building aircraft in 3 countries. With the Alabama plant they open themselves to possible quality issues not to mention changes is government attitude. I have read that they are even thinking of opening another plant in China. What would happen if suddenly China decided to take possession of one or more of them? How devastating would that have an effect on Airbus or are they so self consumed in themselves it wouldn't matter.
    Mar 19, 2014. 07:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Ford's new F-150 to add to owners' insurance cost [View news story]
    700+ pounds less is a good thing but I haven't seen where the aluminum is going to be used. If it's on just the bolt on panels such as fenders or doors to me it's a non-issue. Even bedsides have been bolt on in recent years. Through the years I have seen what used to be repairable now being regarded as replace. Mig welders can be easily converted in minutes to weld aluminum if the need arises. What I haven't seen yet is how it will affect the aftermarket body supply industry. I doubt very seriously they will be able to reproduce the quality product of an OEM, especially in this different material. This can also be a boon to Ford creating additional profits from parts that until now, have had to compete with the "off-shore" sheet metal that many times is found to be substandard, yet embraced by the insurance industry.
    Jan 22, 2014. 05:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford unveils new F-150, built mostly with aluminum: Will customers approve? [View news story]
    Aluminum has obviously been in use by aircraft manufacturers for many, many years while their planes have carried large loads & handled the stresses of flight. If Ford has conquered the cost factor of the alloy then more power to them!
    Jan 14, 2014. 06:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing warns that it could build 777X away from Seattle [View news story]
    Heck, Long Beach has the people & plant all set up while the C-17 project is now winding down. It's a no brainer for Boeing.
    Nov 10, 2013. 04:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing lands $21B in 737 Max deals from China: Reuters [View news story]
    Hey Boeing! Why not move the 767 line to Long Beach as the C-17 winds down & use the present 767 area for additional 737 assembly??
    Oct 25, 2013. 12:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Airbus exercises patience on lithium ion after Dreamliner problems [View news story]
    "Sufficiently different" huh.....Airbus for our copy when we can get ahold of Boeing blueprints? Maybe the battery box will be 1/4" bigger or the vent tube will exit with a 90 degree elbow. What a joke!
    Oct 23, 2013. 01:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing plans to triple airplane deliveries to China over 20 years [View news story]
    Airbus will "revise" their predictions to 5 or 10% of what Boeing said, typical of their copy-cat mentality.
    Sep 5, 2013. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bull Of The Day: Boeing [View article]
    Perhaps Boeing should take a breath and wait for Airbus to come up with a new aircraft design and play copy-cat just as Airbus has done for it's entire existence. Then we would see who really is innovative.
    Jul 22, 2013. 09:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford (F) is working with the UAW to offer financial incentives for factory employees who choose healthier lifestyle options, according to reports. A wellness incentive program could save the automaker a large amount of money, though it might also create an unwelcome backlash from employees. Big Three rivals Chrystler (FIATY.PK) and General Motors (GM) are reported to be watching the developments closely. [View news story]
    You can only lead a horse to water, it's up to the horse to drink even if it's purer. Some might fight for their drinking on lunch, smoking & whatever else is harmful to their health no matter what the cost to themselves, their family or the community.
    Jun 10, 2013. 04:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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