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Air Force goes European with new refueling planes
Hot Air ^ | March 01, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/01/2008 7:42:30 AM PST by jdm

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To: nyconse
I think the reports that show manufacturing up are a bit suspicious.

That's nice.

If manufacturing is up then how come almost all products in the store are made in China?

If you're shopping at Walmart or "Everything's a Dollar", I suppose you'll see a lot of Chinese goods, Vietnamese goods, Bangladeshi goods, maybe Pakistani goods if we didn't have so many textile quotas. Do go ever go shopping for earth movers?

Also, why do we have such a huge trade deficit?

Because Americans tend buy a lot of stuff from everybody when then economy is expanding.
201 posted on 03/01/2008 3:14:10 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: nyconse

I’ve conversed with you long enough to realize that you’re pretty much going to believe anything you want to believe even if you’re wrong. Hope it works for ya.


202 posted on 03/01/2008 3:18:22 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: dr_who_2

I shop at many different stores-department stores, grocery stores, home depot etc. All these stores have tons of Chinese products. I know Catapillar is a success story-its actually one of the few success stories concerning global trading. Chinese demand is fueling their success.

I don’t think the economy is expanding right now, judging by the market on Friday and other economic news. The deficit is huge, in earlier markets we didn’t have such trade deficits even in expanding economies.


203 posted on 03/01/2008 3:23:01 PM PST by nyconse
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To: dr_who_2

I guess we will have to agree to differ on this issue. Actually, I wish what you said was true. It would be better for the country.


204 posted on 03/01/2008 3:23:46 PM PST by nyconse
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To: Always Independent
You left out two of their most important aircraft. The T-38 and F-5!

I couldn't find a photo of the T-38 but I did find a photo of one of the T-38 tail assembly components. ;-)


205 posted on 03/01/2008 5:52:32 PM PST by Polybius
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To: Polybius

Cute! But the success of the T-38 and F-5 programs were instrumental in allowing Northrop to grow into a company that can build aircraft like the B-2, YF-23 and YF-17. Also make honorable mention of the F-89 and P-61.


206 posted on 03/02/2008 12:08:43 AM PST by Always Independent
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To: Oztrich Boy
"They also want it to fly. The 767 already has runway lenght issues to meet the present capacity. Stretch it to match the A330 fuel/cargo capacity and there wouldn't be a airbase anywhere with enough runway to get it off the ground.

Christ Jesus, what bullsh*t. USAF asked for the 767 in competition because of its ability to handle shorter, rougher runways in forward areas. Boeing repeatedly told them that if capacity was an issue, they could easily make a 777 tanker for USAF. The Air Force insisted on the 767 entry for the competition.
207 posted on 03/02/2008 2:46:30 AM PST by DesScorp
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Right down there somewhere in the south somewhere nears ‘Al-Obama’?


208 posted on 03/02/2008 2:53:58 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Thanks. I appreciate your help.


209 posted on 03/02/2008 4:44:02 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican because no Conservatives were running.)
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To: DesScorp
Christ Jesus, what bullsh*t. USAF asked for the 767 in competition because of its ability to handle shorter, rougher runways in forward areas.

The 767 isn't a Herc, or even a C-17, it's a frickin' airliner. It needs the concrete.

And the USAF wants a tanker. Those "shorter, rougher runways in forward areas" aren't exactly flush with the huge fuel storage needed to load up the tankers.

210 posted on 03/02/2008 6:17:19 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Never say yer sorry, mister. It's a sign of weakness)
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To: dragnet2

Tell me about your screen name.


211 posted on 03/02/2008 7:23:18 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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