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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 2019-3-17 16:30:50 |Display all floors
That information was never given to foreign pilots such as the one flying the Ethiopian plane on March 10.

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Post time 2019-3-17 16:41:12 |Display all floors
That the U.S. simply doesn't care about the lives of foreigners can be seen from the fact that after the Ethiopian disaster on March 10 in which 157 passengers died including 8 Chinese passengers, the NYSE dropped only a few percentage points.  Boeing's stocks initially went down 13% but quickly recovered to 5.33%.  The public mood was amazingly calm and composed in the U.S. as if it weren't even worth a mention.

Initially Boeing kept silent and pretended that it didn't know the probable cause of the plane's failure when the company's chief executive was asked about the head-down air disaster by the media.  It refused to take the drastic step of completely grounding of all 8-MAXs -- which was what it should have done -- quoting unnamed 'difficulties.'  

It was a monstrously selfish decision unbecoming its self-appointed role as a superpower that it failed to ground the planes in the continental U.S.  

This infantile betrayal of public trust by the Military Industrial Complex, of which Boeing is a major player, to put public safety above company profits is the most telling sign that the U.S. is unfit to be a leader except perhaps in her fantasies.  Gone are the Puritan work ethics and morality that used to define the social fabric of the up-and-coming Young America.

America today is like a grouchy old man who used to be in control of everything and now finds that he is all alone in a dark room wearing an adult diaper -- smelly and immobilized in a wheelchair counting his nickels and dimes.  

It wasn't until Donald Trump was shown inescapable evidence from satellite pictures of the scene of the accident that the order to ground all 8-MAXs was given -- five days after Chin a had taken the lead to ground all 8-MAXs (thus China had to sustain the huge financial losses that her airlines would incur secondary to the flight cancellations).

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Post time 2019-3-17 16:43:18 |Display all floors
This infantile betrayal of public trust by the Military Industrial Complex, of which Boeing is a major player, to put public safety above company profits is the most telling sign that the U.S. is unfit to be a leader except perhaps in her own sweet fantasies.  Gone are the Puritan work ethics and morality that used to define the social fabric of the up-and-coming Young America.

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Post time 2019-3-17 16:45:22 |Display all floors
In the wake of licking its self-inflicted wounds, America today is like a grouchy old man who used to be in control of everything and now finds that he is all alone in a dark room wearing an adult diaper -- smelly and immobilized in a wheelchair counting his nickels and dimes.  

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