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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 2019-5-22 17:30:04 |Display all floors
The heading says Air China is asking Boeing for compensation.

That's the news piece today from CD:

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Air China, the country's leading carrier, has formally requested compensation from Boeing Co for the grounding of its 15 737 MAX aircraft and delayed deliveries of future planes, the company said Wednesday.

China Southern Airlines, another of China's "big three" State-run carriers, has also officially asked the US aircraft-maker for compensation involving its 24 grounded MAX aircraft and postponed deliveries of such planes, CCTV reported the same day.

Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines had already sought compensation from Boeing for incurring considerable losses after the grounding of the 737 MAX aircraft following two major crashes, according to a previous China Daily report citing People's Daily.

The carrier filed a claim against Boeing for the losses caused by 14 suspensions of 737 MAX aircraft since March 11 and delayed delivery of the models it had booked earlier, the report said.

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Post time 2019-5-22 17:41:08 |Display all floors
This post was edited by wchao37 at 2019-5-22 18:13

My question is:  Why ask?  Just Demand and let a Chinese court decide on how much to be paid by Boeing for both criminal and civil damages.

That's how an American Court decided on how much the German car company Volkswagen had to pay the U.S. for falsifying pollution data, and the Germans did pay up.

Surely then the Americans had established the precedent that both the criminal and civil cases could have their trial dates set up in China and the punitive amounts decided and enforced by a Chinese judge in a Chinese court for damages to Air China and the environment hazard created by Boeing due to blatant dishonesty on their part.

There is no need to fear the Americans or be polite and all that.

Just do as they did with the Germans.  No more, no less.  it will come to billions of U.S. dollars (before another Quantitative Easing).

In this case not only Air China is the victim but everyone who potentially could have been harmed by an unsafe plane rushed into the Chinese market by an unscrupulous U.S. air firm.

No one on the Chinese side should be hesitant or soft in demanding punitive damages and other compensations.

If they don't pay after a court decision is made on our side, U.S. property should be confiscated just like they would have done on German property if the Germans hadn't paid up for the U.S. court-ordained damages.

Remember: the Volkswagen pollution case didn't kill anybody.

The two Boeing 737 MAX 8 cases in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed hundreds of passengers in horrible nosediving crash scenarios that you wouldn't have wanted to happen to your worst enemies.

So accordingly the Chinese side should do exactly as the Americans did and make DEMANDS (not ask ask ask, DEMAND) for them to stand for trial in both criminal and civil courts and pay up -- just like the way they did with the Germans in the Volkswagen case.

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Post time 2019-5-30 14:54:15 |Display all floors
The following article was introduced by reedak.  I find it good enough to deserve a spot in my threads.  I know you like shorter posts, so your wish is my command:

1.  The following are excerpts from Jack Holmes' May 21, 2019 article headlined "Trump Suggested His Pet Attorney General May Prosecute His Enemies for 'Treason'" with the subheading "The American constitutional republic is crumbling."

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The current President of the United States is not compatible with a constitutional republic. The two cannot coexist. Day by day, Donald Trump, American president, is laying waste to the pillars of democracy, determined to destroy any institution that might provide a check on his power or an avenue to hold him accountable for what he has done.


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Post time 2019-5-30 14:54:35 |Display all floors

He has first and foremost attacked the separation of powers laid out in the Constitution, wherein Congress is a co-equal branch of government to the Executive and has the authority to investigate the administration and provide oversight of the president's activities. He declared a phony National Emergency to seize funds that Congress had refused to appropriate for his Big, Beautiful Wall—an assault on the Power of the Purse that undergirds much of the Legislative Branch's clout in our system. If the president can seize money for whatever he wants, whenever he wants, it destroys the power of Congress to have a say in making policy. The president becomes a king.

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Post time 2019-5-30 14:54:53 |Display all floors
Then he embarked on an unprecedented campaign of obstruction on congressional subpoenas, filing lawsuits and blocking even former aides—like White House Counsel Don McGahn, whom the Mueller Report found Trump repeatedly instructed to obstruct justice—from testifying. This has culminated in his lawyers' argument, in court, that Congress actually has no power to investigate malfeasance by the president and his aides—and that, consequently, Watergate was an illegitimate investigation. You know, the one that ended with Richard Nixon's resignation because he did a bunch of crimes.

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Post time 2019-5-30 14:55:44 |Display all floors
The president has waged war on the institution of the free press, attempting not just to undermine the credibility of news organizations that provide information independent from his regime, but also to cast journalists as Enemies of the State. Like with immigrants, he has referred to the media in dehumanizing terms, and suggested he "hates these people"—reporters—but "would never kill them," a disgusting way to put the idea on the table. He has sought to intimidate members of the press, cheering a political ally's physical assault on a reporter who dared ask him a question about healthcare. (The congressman, Greg Gianforte, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.)...

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Post time 2019-5-30 14:56:09 |Display all floors
And lastly, he has sought to destroy the independent system of justice and the rule of law, which provide a platform for the republic to function. The United States has never treated everyone equally before the law, but Trump has found a pet toad for an attorney general who has declared, in effect, that the president is above it. If the president can obstruct and interfere in any investigation he likes, including one into himself and his associates—especially if he's upset at it—then the law does not apply to him. Moreover, Trump has banged the drum constantly for his political opponents to be investigated and thrown in jail—a list that now includes the Justice Department and FBI officials who undertook a perfectly legitimate investigation into his campaign's ties to Russian nationals....

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