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  • Lou Dobbs Going Off Again

    This time on the outsourcing of that big military contract that went to Airbus

    Gotta agree with him. I like free trade but I don't think we should become dependent on France for military airplane parts...any foreign country for that matter. Some things we just need to manufacture for ourselves especially a plane that would be used to refuel our other planes.

    Hopefully, they reverse this deal.

    What say you Huegy..are you not a Boeing guy?
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  • #2
    PLUS PLUS...

    WTF, it's our military we are talking about here, I feel the same way that I did over the port security fiasco. Not that it was an Arab country, but that even if it were Brittan or Canada we should still be doing our own port security and we should buy everything for our military from American companies.
    Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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    • #3
      I'm sure there were some Mexicans involved in all of this...

      "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
      Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
      -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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      • #4
        The problem was the intent of the original legislation regarding the acquisition of military hardware or any other purchases by the US Government. It did not allow for the economic impact to the US to be used as a consideration in the decision making process.

        I don't like relying on France for anything. In this one area of the economy, I believe that national security interests trump pure capitalism.
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        • #5
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          • #6
            Originally posted by kjoe View Post
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            Rowling: I considered suicide as a struggling single mother

            By LAURA ROBERTS - More by this author » Last updated at 21:14pm on 23rd March 2008
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            Depression: Rowling has reportedly admitted feeling suicidal after her first marriage ended


            Best-selling children's author Rowling has revealed that she considered committing suicide when she was a single mother struggling to survive and succeed as a writer.


            The Harry Potter writer has admitted she thought of taking her own life when she was in her mid-20s after separating from her first husband Jorge Arantes, a Portuguese journalist.



            She received cognitive behavioural therapy after seeking medical help following the break-up.
            The Edinburgh-based writer - who has amassed a personal fortune estimated at £545million - has previously discussed her experiences with depression during her twenties but never mentioned any suicidal urges.
            The 42 year-old said it was the thought of her young daughter, Jessica, that spurred her to seek help.
            Speaking to a student newspaper in Edinburgh Miss Rowling said: "Mid-twenties, my life circumstances were poor and I really plummeted. the thing that made me go for help was probably my daughter.
            "She was something that earthed me, grounded me, and I thought, this isn't right, she cannot grow up with me in this state."
            The writer claimed that she was "dismissed" by a stand-in doctor who was temporarily replacing her Edinburgh GP.
            She recalled: "The doctor] said: 'If you ever feel a bit low, come back and speak to the practice nurse' and dismissed me.
            "We're talking suicidal thoughts here; we're not talking 'I'm a bit miserable'."
            It was the dedication of her usual GP that saved her, Miss Rowling said.
            She added: "Two weeks later I had a call from my regular GP who looked back over the notes. She called me back in . She saved me because I don't think I would have had the guts to go twice."
            After returning to her GP Miss Rowling attended therapy sessions with a counsellor for nine months.
            She said: "I definitely had leanings towards depression from a quite an early age but it's an extremely hard condition to recognise in yourself."
            She added: "The funny thing is I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. I think I'm abnormally shameless on that account, because what's to be ashamed of?"

            Miss Rowling is now one of the world's most successful authors who has had her seven Harry Potter novels translated into 65 languages.
            She is now a mother of three after marrying Dr Neil Murray, 36, in 2001. The couple have a son, David, 5, and a daughter, Mackenzie, 2.
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            • #7
              I took a crap yesterday...and it was full of corn. Funny thing is, I haven't had corn in weeks.

              Rowling: I considered suicide as a struggling single mother
              My point was that France is capable of doing some things better than what is being done in the USA.

              I am sorry I missed your point.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by kjoe View Post
                My point was that France is capable of doing some things better than what is being done in the USA.

                I am sorry I missed your point.
                Sure, but when it comes to national defense and the only difference is money, I'd rather see us spend more to keep it in U.S. hands.
                Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by madyaks View Post
                  Sure, but when it comes to national defense and the only difference is money, I'd rather see us spend more to keep it in U.S. hands.
                  Not like that's an option, though. At best a US contractor would have a bunch of foreign subcontractors. Particularly when it comes to avionics.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Airshark View Post
                    Not like that's an option, though. At best a US contractor would have a bunch of foreign subcontractors. Particularly when it comes to avionics.
                    True, but I would hope they would be in charge and checking everything, and the big money would still be going to a U.S. company.
                    Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Airshark View Post
                      Not like that's an option, though. At best a US contractor would have a bunch of foreign subcontractors. Particularly when it comes to avionics.
                      True but if the US company is the prime contractor they have all the schematics and charts and can get parts made by someone else or make them themselves should a foreign subcontractor refuse to make a part because they don't like our position on a war.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Airshark View Post
                        Not like that's an option, though. At best a US contractor would have a bunch of foreign subcontractors. Particularly when it comes to avionics.
                        That's a somewhat flawed statement, particularly when it comes to the avionics package on the Boeing bid.

                        http://www.redorbit.com/news/busines...anker_project/

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