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OMEN -- how the entire rotten edifice is falling apart in the U.S.   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-3-21 06:21:49 |Display all floors
Boeing 737 has been around for ages.  

Its basic design platform has been the same in all 737 models for more than six decades.  To ask Boeing to take the drastic step of remodeling the floor plan to accommodate the most recent developments in space-occupying hardware would be prohibitively expensive.

That's why they chose to use software to compensate for the myriad unsafe features of the 737-8-MAX and 737-9 models.  

That's as if you’re trying to use a band-aid to cover another smaller band-aid which in turn had been used to cover a gunshot wound, when a radical surgical procedure should have been performed in order to fend off Gram-negative sepsis and shock.

If software upgrade of M.C.A.S is the only thing that’s separating a safe and an unsafe plane they would have done it a long time ago even before the Indonesian incident, for Boeing knew very well the 737-8 MAX wasn't safe from its own testing data.

The FAA used to check upon the safety data of all test flights, but in the case of the 8-MAX it shirked its responsibility and let Boeing engineers do their own testing and data gathering.

That's because the 8-MAX was projected to be the biggest money-maker in Boeing's history -- accounting for 1/3 or 34 % of its yearly revenue at $30 Billion a year.

It was no accident that Donald Trump selected Boeing as one of his first presidential visiting destinations in 2016 because the Aerospace giant was emblematic of U.S. manufacturing prowess in high-tech industries, not to mention its anchoring position in America's Military-Industrial Complex.

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Post time 2019-3-21 06:22:42 |Display all floors
Here I am going to invoke some technical terms that you can find in any U.S. Aviator's Guide to Navigation for further studies, so I am not going to reiterate what you naughty boys and girls can do on your own.

In the case of the 8-MAX, the M.C.A.S. software takes over the control operations of the plane (in other words, it is activated automatically) when the Angle of Attack is high and the autopilot is off.  At this stage of the game its flaps are up and the plane is turning steeply.

The M.C.A.S. then moves the horizontal stabilizer trim upward at 27 degrees per second up to 9.26 seconds at a time.

The deactivation occurs when the Angle of Attack is sufficiently lowered and pilots can do their job with normal trim.

No such training was given to foreign pilots -- who didn't even know the software exists.

That's why the post-mortem data of the Lion Airlines disaster showed that the Indonesian pilot had been frantically struggling at least 20 times to try to lift up the nose of the plane when the software told it to nosedive – at that point he must be thinking that supernatural forces were at work because he didn't know about the M.C.A.S. overriding his manual operation of the plane.

Boeing had this mentality that since the company had been a leader in civilian aircraft manufacturing for such a long time, it did not want to give up the humongous, lucrative profits of the 737-8-MAX.  That's why it released the planes into the market when its own test data showed that it wasn't safe to have such a plane in the sky.

So here we go back to the comparison I’ve made earlier about Uncle Sam being the grouchy old man being left alone sitting on a broken wheelchair in a dark toilet counting his nickels and pennies.

This oldster is so used to the idea of calling the shots and killing the Indians point blank that he doesn't realize that times have changed and he himself is now the shooting target, and he needs to respect other people around him and stop being such a nuisance.

His self-aggrandizing behavior has landed him in the unenviable position of having to beg the nurse for a dry diaper.

What Boeing should have done is to quit the mid-size jet market and concentrate on what it does best -- the large wide-body jets.

Lacking the will, the ability and the funds to make fundamental changes to the old 737 platform, the 8-MAX was a disaster waiting to happen and it wasn't a question of "if."

It was a question of "when."

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Post time 2019-3-21 06:23:22 |Display all floors
The petty mentality of these Americans was reflected best when China was the first to announce that she was grounding all 8-MAX planes -- Boeing executives mumbled and frowned upon the Chinese decision as a political move, notwithstanding the fact that by so-doing China was sustaining huge operating losses herself.

All that the Americans could think of was the Dollar Sign, and not the lives of foreign passengers aboard those planes.

Someone had told me that according to the Bible, the U.S. wasn't even an existent country at the end of our era, let alone a chest-thumping gorilla calling itself a leader.

Aren't we all beginning to understand why?

So it might be useful for us to reiiterate the comparison I made earlier about Uncle Sam being the grouchy old man being left alone sitting on a broken wheelchair in a dark toilet counting his nickels and pennies.

This oldster is so used to the idea of calling the shots and killing the Indians point blank that he doesn't realize that times have changed and he himself is now the target, and he needs to respect other people around him and stop being such a nuisance.

His self-aggrandizing behavior has landed him in the unenviable position of having to beg the nurse for a dry diaper.

So that's how the entire rotten edifice is falling apart in the U.S.

The OMEN is written all over those seniors' faces when they cry MAGA MAGA MAGA in their wheelchairs begging for dry diapers.

And what they are facing this time are not the old wizened faces of the Native Americans they thought they had mercilessly vanquished after reaping the benefits that those kind native peoples had given them with such generosity during their hour of need on Thanksgiving Day.

It would be the new generation of Native Americans across the Pacific carrying the same genes but far-surpassing technologies this time around.

No wonder they are wetting their pants and asking for more adult diapers.

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Post time 2019-3-21 06:55:26 |Display all floors
Saul Post time: 2019-3-20 20:18
poor self-image that is china in a nutshell.
The Chinese here constantly bash the west and post  ...

My comments are always supported by factual data and reasoned arguments.

What about your innuendos and distortions?  

They are ALL groundless accusations -- 'anti-Western, anti-SemEte' -- if you ARE a child molester, I am going to say that right in your face whether you are Westerner or Easterner, Jew or Palestinian.  

Being a Westerner or a Jew doesn't make you immune to fact-based analyses.

What you are asking for is exemption status for the Chosen People.

Ask around to see if people agree exemptions to "Chosen Criminals" should be given.

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Post time 2019-3-21 07:11:43 |Display all floors
  1. https://rhg.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/RHG_AssessingCostsofTariffson-USICTIndustry.pdf
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Post time 2019-3-21 13:44:49 |Display all floors
markwu Post time: 2019-3-21 07:11
- pages 6 and 7

This is a very good reference to ICT tariffs and the harm it is bringing to the Communications Technology field.  

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