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To: sukhoi-30mki
In the early 1980s, the Soviet Union managed to get past the tight system of export control and succeeded in importing milling machines capable of producing submarine propellers with a much better surface quality, which helped the main defect of Soviet submarines – their high noise level – to be overcome.

This technology was sold to them primarily by the Japanese company "Toshiba". I took this personal because this act on Toshiba's part could have cost me my life.

Bottom Line: I'll never own a Toshiba product.

3 posted on 03/20/2012 10:05:44 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Retired COB
Bottom Line: I'll never own a Toshiba product.

I never buy Toshiba, for exactly the same reason.

4 posted on 03/20/2012 10:12:24 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Retired COB
Bottom Line: I'll never own a Toshiba product.

I have never purchased a Toshiba product since that happened.

My wife and family get on my case about it and tell me that it was too long ago but I tell them the legacy still holds us at risk even today and no Toshiba product will ever be in my home.

6 posted on 03/20/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Retired COB

I hear ya COB, no Toshibas for me. Ever.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 1:55:26 PM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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