Nailing Malarkey Too

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    Democrats Buying Votes.

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposed a universal child care plan that would limit American families’ expenses to 7 percent of income regardless of how many children they have in care -- paid for by a tax on the ultra-wealthy. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-19/warren-to-unveil-universal-child-care-plan-funded-by-wealth-tax
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    Airbus has just pulled the plug in the A380. After less than 250 planes out of the estimated 1200 needed to break even Airbus throws in the towel. Emirates has abandoned plans to order more and is converting some existing orders to A350s. Government Socialism built a plane the free market did not want. Maybe the truest display of the failure of socialist central production planning for a free buyers market. The object lesson should not get lost. The arrogance of socialist is that hey always think they alone know best. The reality is they never do. The only way to make it seem to work is to control the market as well as the production. From the A380 to Compact Fluorescent Lights, socialist is a failure and always will be. Central one size fits all planning cannot compete with profit-driven entrepreneurial innovation. In the midst of Trade issue developing between Europe and the US the cancellation of the A380 is a big tarball in the gearbox. Airbus received in excess of 20 billion in A380 front money from Europan governments. The only fact that kept this from being an unfair trade subsidy was the promise of repayment when the plane became profitable around 2030. That won't happen now and if the Airbus consortium does not repay that money Boeing and the US will be well within their rights to seek trade and duty sanctions on Airbus and their partner companies.
  3. IRS analyst charged in leak of Michael Cohen's bank records By Kara Scannell and Erica Orden, CNN Updated 5:40 PM ET, Thu February 21, 2019 (CNN)Federal prosecutors have charged an analyst with the Internal Revenue Service with illegally disclosing confidential reports about Michael Cohen's bank records that revealed that President Donald Trump's former lawyer had sought to profit from his proximity to the White House, according to a complaint unsealed on Thursday. The analyst, John C. Fry, was charged with the unauthorized disclosure of a document called a suspicious activity report, which banks file when they review transactions that raise red flags. CNN previously reported that the Justice Department was investigating the leak last year of the confidential reports related to Cohen's banking activity. Fry, an investigative analyst with the IRS's law enforcement arm, is accused of turning over the reports in the spring of 2018 to an attorney, Michael Avenatti, and of confirming confidential banking information in them to a reporter for The New Yorker, according to the complaint, which was filed under seal earlier this month. On Thursday, Fry appeared before US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in federal court in San Francisco, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California, which charged Fry, and was released on a $50,000 bond. In May 2018, Fry, who works in the IRS' San Francisco office, accessed and downloaded five suspicious activity reports connected to Cohen, according to the complaint. Those reports contained information about a bank account opened for Essential Consultants LLC, a shell company Cohen created, and detailed "numerous suspicious payments" from a company linked to a Russian oligarch, pharmaceutical giant Novartis, AT&T -- which owns CNN -- and others.
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    More lefty Deep State Corruption and Criminality.

    I don't feel your pain.
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

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    Democrats Buying Votes.

    If we created tax incentives for billionaires we could poach a lot of them from Europe and the East. Better they live, work and invest here than in China and Europe etc. Instead, mental pipsqueaks like Warren want to drive them elsewhere. Shear genius Liz.
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    Stop with the intellectually indolent comments. Step up your game.
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    Has Boeing ever retired an airliner before it turned a profit? (the planes they inherited from Douglass don't count)
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    There is one statistic that you missed. The wake turbulence on the A380 was such that initially the landing and take off spacing increased by an amount that completely negated the larger passenger capacity as a function of passengers per hour per runway. Airbus bullied the world into shrinking that spacing below what many experts consider safe. You probably don't want to be number two in a Lear behind an Emirates Jumbo
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    THe 747 is actually longer thanthe A380 by abot a dozen feet. A -200 next to a -400 looks short and stubby too. That said the 747 has always been one of the better looking planes.
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    I was an early investor in Cree ... look them up. First commercial Blue LED (essential to LED lighting) First SiC MOSFET with ultra-low on resistance and Schottky diodes with ultra-low forward voltage drops. Cree brought all together to make LED lighting practical and ecomonical. CFLs were the failed product of Socialism. LEDs were the product of Free Markets and entrepreneurs. Government Subsidies of CFLs So, the bottom line is… Light bulb manufacturers make more money from CFLs. Even though the price has come down in your local store, the shelf price does not reflect the true cost of the bulbs as they are being subsidized by the government and the money goes directly to the manufacturer. For instance California State government subsidies of CFLs:
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    For better or worse the Military is one of the few things a national government should do. Fortunately, the Military in the US is a Professional service, not a political one. Moreover, History will reflect that the F-35 was a standout achievement that in the best cases deterred potential aggressors and in the worst cases decimated them. Your comment is based on the assumption that any government allocation is by definition is socialist. That is a semantic game that ignores, as liberals are wont to do, the obvious difference. In the A380 case the government is dictating what you, the consumer, should want to buy and in the F-35 case, the government is the consumer. Each individual consumer is the one who should choose what they want in a product. That is freedom where the marketplace decides. Socialism is where one authority makes those decisions for everyone. What healthcare you must buy, in Oregon yesterday they started telling landlords what rent they can charge, in your world, what light source you can buy, So stop with the intellectually indolent comments. Step up your game.
  13. https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/430717-the-family-secret-bruce-ohr-told-rod-rosenstein-about-russia-case , it was sketchy intelligence starting in August 2016 from Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, an opposition-research contractor who hired Steele and was paid to help Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign develop political dirt on Trump. And now we learn, from testimony that is still being kept secret from the public, that Ohr admitted to Congress last year that he also took Russia information that his wife, Nellie, assembled against Trump on a computer drive and delivered that to the FBI in 2016 — a revelation that has raised fresh concerns in Congress about a possible conflict of interest. Nellie Ohr worked for Fusion GPS and, for a time, worked on the same Clinton-financed Russian research project as Steele, according to the testimony. DOJ ethics rules forbid department officials from working in cases where a spouse has a financial interest, a prohibition that Bruce Ohr said he knew about when he forwarded his wife’s evidence to the FBI. The way Ohr described it, his wife’s research was like an additional dossier assembled from Fusion GPS research to augment what Steele was separately providing the FBI. “She (Nellie Ohr) provided me with a memory stick that included research she had done for Fusion GPS on various Russian figures,” Ohr told congressional investigators. “And the reason she provided that information to me is, my understanding was, it related to some of the same — it related to the FBI’s Russia investigation. And she gave me that stick to give to the FBI.” Ohr’s revelation about his wife adds yet another example of people connected to the Clinton machine flooding the FBI with anti-Trump Russia research during the 2016 election. Steele’s dossier was the opening salvo. A document sent to the State Department by Clinton proteges Cody Shearer and Sidney Blumenthal was another. A thumb drive given by Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman to FBI general counsel James Baker was a third. Simpson's thumb drive given to Bruce Ohr was a fourth. And Nellie Ohr’s thumb drive would be a fifth. At least three of those work products — those from Steele, Shearer/Blumenthal and Nellie Ohr — resemble what many people might consider a dossier.
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    Democrats Buying Votes.

    Liz is on a vote-buying spree, Elizabeth Warren backs reparations for black Americans
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    Every A380 sold was subsidized to the tune of $200 million by the taxpayers of Europe. Dubai thanks you for your 31 billion dollar gift.
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    Not sure where your demise of the F-35 comes from it is entering full rat production and new nations are asking for it. In combat simulation at RED and GREEN flag, it has been decimating the opposition. Keep in mind it was always planned as an ever-evolving plane, new software new weapons, new engines new electronics. For example, the DAs system is entering version two. not because V1 was faulty but because the new version is cheaper, better and lighter. The block four software is in the process as are the small diameter bomb II and other new weapons that will enhance the F35. in a life-saving flash, the endangered 4-th pilot was told to “turn around” by an F-35 operating in the vicinity who radioed an instant warning. The 5th-Gen, multi-role stealth fighter then used its long-range sensors and weapons to “kill” the enemy aircraft, according to an Air Force news report. Air Force Col. Joshua Wood, 388th Operations Group Commander was part of the exercise. “I’ve never seen anything like it before. My wingman was a brand new F-35A pilot, seven or eight flights out of training. He gets on the radio and tells an experienced, 3,000 hour pilot in a fourth-generation aircraft. ‘Hey bud, you need to turn around. You’re about to die, There’s a threat off your nose,’” Wood explained in the service report. The Red Flag exercise, and annual live combat-like training event, drew from an unprecedented amount of advanced threat scenarios, representing "near peer" threats. Red Flag aggressors, according to the Air Force report, included “advanced integrated air-defense systems, an adversary Air Force, cyber-warfare and information operations.” Red Flag pilots also flew in GPS-denied environments where communications were jammed or rendered inoperable by enemy EW attacks, according to the Air Force report. Taking place at Nellis AFB in Nevada, they exercise included 3,000 personnel from 39 units, including the US Navy, US Air Force, Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force. “The F-35 ‘redefines’ how you go to war with a platform. it fuses data at a very core level, providing pilots with information to be lethal in the battlespace,” Edward “Stevie” Smith, F-35 domestic business development director, Lockheed Martin, told Warrior Maven in an interview. https://defensemaven.io/warriormaven/air/single-f-35-kills-dozens-of-enemy-fighters-in-airwar-live-combat-scenario-8yGDmuWio06zZUDnjdGPmg/
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    Ah box canyons. plenty of those in BC when I trained. IF you are sure of your turn radius in relation to the opposite wall then slow, flaps and turn. If not sure then some pilots argue for the chandelle/ My ex RCAF/ bush pilot instructor insisted if in doubt dive to gains speed then pull up into a loop and half roll at the top. You almost always have more distance ahead that to the side when you realize you are dead ending. Even if the ceiling prevents you from climbing the loop/roll usually leave you at your original altitude but heading 180 degrees. But every instructor will argue for a different strategy. I like the one I learned and practiced.
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    Mercury is good sometimes... Liberal mantra CFLs were a disaster and had no impact on the development of LED lighting which would have followed the same path regardless. Mike is wrong. CFLs are slow to brighten. Never lasted anywhere near their promised life and, they were environmentally counterproductive.
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    Just like a liberal to twist words and diminish an opponent with a falsehood. The F-35 is a low observable plane. It was never marketed otherwise. All it does is shrink the effective envelope of enemy systems. You may recall from your geometry class that by cutting the detection range to a quarter you decrease the defended volume to 1/64th Stealth complicated your enemies tasks. Your assinine view is that our soldiers might as well wear florescent Orange hunting vests instead of camo because if you just look for the right wavelength they are both visible. Wanna bet Soldiers still wear camo and paint their faces 50 years from now.
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    Both remain in production. Both will end when existing orders are filled.
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    It paved the way for nothing except adding mercury to landfills. LED development at Cree was not funded or mandated by any government rule. They happened to be the first to create a commercial Blue LED in 1999 and demonstrated the first LED Light in 2003. Both of which preceded the U.S. Lighting Energy Policy of 2007 It was the natural progress of science and innovation in the free market that made LED lighting possible.
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    Airbus A380 R.I.P.

    Not even close. The total investment and production losses plus interest today in the A380, before even adding termination costs, is well in excess of the 45 billion invested in the F35 by the US government. The best estimate for the A380 is closer to 50 billion US when the lights are turned off. They have discounted the plane so heavily to secure sales to Emirates that they never produced a single A380 for less than they sold it for. Then they turn around and apply that loss to their profits from more successful lines and in effect, the European governments are further subsidizing the cost of Airbus sales. If Airbus defaults on the Seed money for the A380 development (US$28 billion 2019 dollars), Boeing and the US will have another valid trade sanction claim against Airbus. Plau the technology invented for the F35 will contribute across almost every future military system and is not wasted or lost even if your wish to cancel the program is granted. In contrast, the innovation on the A380 is minimal. It is just a bigger plane that broke very little new ground.
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    The left's favourite lap-poodle in trouble

    So many times the Loony Toons on the PA Left have sung the "Isn't he a model for all politicians" ditty and now Trudeau is closer to ouster than Trump ever was. A rather sweet irony this is.
  24. More than a few people are praising his efforts. Mr. Netanyahu congratulated Mr. Kushner in response to the presentation during the session, and for being “crazy enough” to “come up with ideas.” The “normalization” of relations with the Arab world would help, Mr. Netanyahu continued, adding, “I am happy to say there is progress on that.” Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, echoed his assent and offered assistance for Mr. Kushner’s plan. “We strongly believe it’s time to find a solution to this long-running conflict,” Mr. Jubeir told the session, officials said. Mr. Netanyahu’s meeting with senior Arab officials a day earlier was the first such appearance by an Israeli premier in more than two decades. “We want this to be collaborative,” Mr. Kushner told participants, according to the officials present, who also said he praised Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel for their cooperation. Dennis Ross, a veteran U.S. diplomat with expertise in the Middle East who chaired a panel at the conference, said he was hopeful after the direct interaction between Israel and Arab countries in Warsaw. “There were actual exchanges. That was new and different,” Mr. Ross said. Palestinian officials, though, boycotted the Warsaw gathering over the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem, and major European countries participated by sending lower-level officials. Mr. Kushner said that Israel under the American plan would under no circumstances be required to compromise its security. To the Palestinians, Mr. Kushner held out the hope of what he described as dignity and self-determination. https://www.wsj.com/articles/israel-gulf-states-commend-kushners-peace-effort-11550182508