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  • Military Launch Quality Issues Flagged by DoD Watchdog

    12/30/2017 3:28:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Space News | ^ | December 28, 2017 12:58pm ET | Sandra Erwin,
    An evaluation of military space launch services revealed lapses in quality control that could compromise the schedule and performance of future missions, the Defense Department inspector general reported last week. The IG specifically called out the main contractors that support the evolved expendable launch vehicle program, or EELV, for failing to comply with standards required by AS9100 — a widely adopted quality management system for the aviation and space industries. Prime contractors United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX, and ULA subcontractor Aerojet Rocketdyne "did not perform adequate quality assurance management of the EELV program," said the Dec. 20 report signed by Randolph...
  • Quality Streaming Entertainment to watch?

    08/29/2016 2:54:43 PM PDT · by gopgal4life · 69 replies
    Vanity | gopgal4life
    I am a very long time lurker (typically in the articles section), FR feeds my soul, you could say, and always has. I rarely post, though. Don't judge me but I think my last comment was about Mitt running for prez back in 2011-ish. I am now firmly planted in the Trump camp and I have been since he announced in June 2015. Anyhoo, my post today is non-political. I decided to post today because I have been looking for online streaming entertainment to watch and I am dismayed at the popularity of all the Dark, Dark material that both...
  • Not so sunny: Miami tops list of the 50 ‘worst cities to live in’: report

    06/29/2016 7:07:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    It is a city said to be glamorous, historic, scenic, vibrant and charming. Nonetheless, Miami has been named the absolute “worst city to live in,” according to a meticulous new analysis of demographics and other data. Researchers from 24/7 Wall Street, a consumer and financial advisory site, based their conclusions on U.S. Census Bureau statistics from 550 American cities with populations over 65,000. They collected numbers on categories such as crime, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure, and leisure to make their judgments.
  • China and the Decline in Quality (and Soon in Profits)

    08/18/2015 8:20:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 08/18/2015 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Automation poses an insurmountable obstacle to China's full employment and spells the end of Corporate America's vast skimming operation based on low wages and zero-regulatory costs in China.The general decline in the quality of tools and consumer goods predates the emergence of China as the workshop of the world, but the decline has gathered momentum with China's dominance of manufacturing. Young people have little to no experience of tools and consumer goods that function for decades; today, everything that isn't disposable is expected to fail/break within a few years. Whatever doesn't break must be upgraded or tossed as uncool. This...
  • I'm asking you, and here's why: [email from nobama]

    12/30/2013 8:58:28 AM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    email | Dec 30, 2013 | Barack Obama (supposedly)
    Friend -- On January 1st, our nation turns a corner on health care -- and we're never going back. From here on, no American should have to go broke just because they get sick. You can't be dropped from your plan when you need it most. Pre-existing conditions will never prevent someone from getting coverage, and women can't be charged more than men for their plans. And for millions of Americans, affordable, quality coverage is finally within reach. I am so proud of that. And I have people like you to thank, truly. Fundamental change like this doesn't happen just...
  • Poor Quality Ammuniton due to Shortage Blows up 1911 Kimber (YouTube video, 7m36s)

    07/30/2013 10:07:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | April, 2013
    Click here for video (7 min, 36 sec)
  • Three Falsehoods Refuted (Obamacare)

    05/29/2013 2:59:12 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    CCHF ^ | 5-29-13 | twila brase
    The health care reform debate is littered with false statements. Truth is hard to come by. However, several recent news stories counter a whole series of mistruths and half-truths. Here are just three falsehoods -- there are many more, including one countered in our news release below -- and the new facts and findings that counter the false claims: FALSE: "Patient satisfaction" scores improve patient care. The scores have little to do with the efforts of doctors and nurses. A new study on "patient experience" found that only 3% of the executives at 1,072 hospitals said physicians or other clinicians...
  • Intoxicated Auto Workers Reinstated

    12/15/2012 2:04:58 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | John Semmens
    Chrysler was forced to reinstate 13 assembly line workers fired two years ago when a TV news crew caught them drinking and smoking pot on the job at the company's Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. “First of all, the filming was an invasion of these employees' privacy,” arbitrator Justin Moran ruled. “Second, since the film showed no evidence that the accused were actually working on assembling vehicles at the time, the company's prohibition against 'drinking on the job' could not be proved to have been violated. Consequently, the company's argument that the firing was justified because intoxicated employees could...
  • 54 high-speed trains recalled over safety concerns (China)

    08/12/2011 5:52:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies ^ | 8-12-11 | Xinhua
    China CNR Corp. Ltd. will recall 54 high-speed trains used on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line over safety concerns, the company said in a statement Friday. The Shanghai-listed train maker said in a statement at the website of Shanghai Stock Exchange that it had asked the Ministry of Railways for approval of recalling its 54 high-speed CRH380BL trains. Previously, the Beijing-based company has decided to suspend delivery of CRH380BL trains which the company said have defects in the automatic protection system. The trains were assembled in the company's subsidiary, Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd., in northeast China's Jilin Province. Friday's...
  • EPA to downgrade Dallas air quality to serious

    01/19/2011 4:19:29 PM PST · by TLI · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
    HOUSTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to downgrade Dallas' air quality from "moderate" to "serious" after the city failed to meet a 1997 pollution limit and new regulations the agency is considering could put the city even further behind. The announcement the EPA planned to make Wednesday will force the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to submit a plan detailing how Dallas will meet federal guidelines by 2013. But, the EPA plans to unveil a more stringent ozone cap by July 31, making it even harder for Dallas to get in line. .
  • So You want to open a business in California?

    11/24/2010 1:28:10 PM PST · by marsh2 · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/23/21010 | humboldtnative707
    This is a satire on trying to open a trucking business in CA.
  • 10 Cars Mechanics Hate

    09/12/2010 7:39:28 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 159 replies · 1+ views ^ | Tom and Ray Magliozz
    These are the cars that cause us to mumble under our breath when they drive by. So smug. So reliable. Sure! Drive right past our shop! How's a mechanic supposed to make a monthly boat payment with so many of these things on the road? Yes, the cars we hate most, as mechanics, are the cars that provide us with the fewest repair dollars. I mean, you see a '99 Jeep Grand Cherokee roll into the shop and you can practically smell the transmission rebuild. But the cars on this list? You'll be lucky to sell their owners a set...
  • Do you really want quality health care?

    07/31/2010 4:00:59 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 13 replies · 4+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | July 31st, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    You’ve heard the phrase “We should pay the health care providers not for “volume of care” but for “quality of care”. You’ve heard it from politicians on the left, right and center. You’ve heard about the transition to “evidence based” care that will save us tons of money. But do you really know what “quality of care” means and what “evidence based medicine” means. Quality means different thing to different people. Quality may refer to the perception of the degree to which the product or service meets the customer’s expectations. Your grandma’s apple pie may be the standard for quality...
  • Some see white iPhone delay as part of bigger problem(Too much focus on design?)

    07/24/2010 1:10:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 71 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 07/23/10 | Cynthia Lin
    July 23, 2010, 4:03 p.m. EDT Some see white iPhone delay as part of bigger problem Too much focus on design and an arrogant attitude seen by public By Cynthia Lin, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Apple Inc. users may have shrugged off another push-back in the release of white iPhone 4s, but some of them say the delay adds to a string of recent issues that call the company's priorities into question. Customers outside Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) store in midtown New York who spoke to MarketWatch were mostly unconcerned about white versions being unavailable -- but they thought the delay...
  • Dumbing down Intel

    07/21/2010 4:31:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    The fundamental problem with our national intelligence system is that it assumes that quantity can substitute for quality. The result is a vast, expensive network that's far less than the sum of its parts. It's as if the Yankees, stung by a string of losing seasons, avoided seeking out talented ballplayers in favor of hiring a thousand Little Leaguers (at major-league salaries). This week, The Washington Post has done something of a service with a series of articles, "Top Secret America," chronicling the lack of accountability in our intelligence community. The analysis is a bit superficial, but diligent reporting drives...
  • Afghanistan Army on ‘Glide Path’ to Meeting Quality, Growth Goals

    06/02/2010 6:16:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 153+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 2, 2010 – Just six months after activating the NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan, one of the command’s deputy commanders said that changes to the training program have produced marked improvements in the quality of troops entering the Afghan National Army. During yesterday’s DOD Live Bloggers Roundtable Army Brig. Gen. Gary Patton, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and deputy commander for the Army Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan discussed the results of the first 180-day assessment. Patton highlighted remaining challenges, along with some significant achievements. “We now see an army that is meeting its growth objectives and lowering its attrition rate,” Patton...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court: Students guaranteed adequate standard of education quality

    03/22/2010 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 7 replies · 256+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | March 22, 2010 | Steve McGough
    The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that not only must the state provide a substantially equal educational opportunity to its youth in its free public elementary and secondary schools, but they must also get an education that will adequately prepare them for college or a job in the real world. ... It's not student to teacher ratios, it's not overall enrollment, it's not computers in the classroom, or dollars spent per student ... it's the median income of residents in the school district. It is the hopes and aspirations of the parents, and the drive to get into a good college...
  • Are you Americans corny?

    10/19/2009 1:56:01 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 76 replies · 2,410+ views
    10/19/2009 | WesternCulture
    Since WWII, America has enjoyed too many of Democratic lies. As a matter of example, many Americans today think they run Western Civilization. This is a major delusion. French president Sarkozy and the elite of European bankers do. America is presently scrapping much of her industrial core while Europe is gearing up in that department. Anyone who today would drive between the Ruhr district (Germany) and Antwerpen, Belgium, would have to admit Europe, again, constitutes the center of the world economy. The Asians? The Japanese will never make a car as safe as a Volvo and as drivable like a...
  • Canada: Hippocrates in the Hallway

    10/02/2009 11:30:55 AM PDT · by Libertas aut Mortis · 12 replies · 758+ views
    National Post ^ | October 02, 2009 | Blazing Cat Fur
    I suppose I should have been tipped off by the fact that the surgeon who performed my 84-year-old Mom's angioplasty on Friday at Toronto General Hospital couldn't be bothered to check up on her afterward. This same surgeon discharged her Saturday morning from TGH - by phone.
  • On the Ground: Forces Aid City, Improve Quality of Life in Iraq

    07/08/2009 5:00:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 459+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 8, 2009 – U.S. forces strengthened relationships with their Iraqi counterparts in recent days as they worked to help a city in need and to improve health care and quality of life throughout Iraq. U.S. forces are providing humanitarian aid to the residents of an Iraqi city recovering after a devastating truck bomb attack in June. Representatives from the 1st Cavalry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the Kirkuk provincial reconstruction team traveled to Taza, south of Kirkuk, on June 27 to assist in the recovery. Forces assessed the security situation, delivered much-needed water and inspected a tent...