9 July 2007
Unintentional comedy of the day
Palestine was a peaceful land of Olive and Orange groves before the Zionists invaded, provoking 59 years of war terrorism and occupation.
- Islamist-loving Usenet dill Peter "fasgnadh" Wicks, who has his own...um...."fan page"
Boeing somehow survives kook prophecy
King Web Kook Joe Vialls, in Feb 2005, laughing at the imminent demise of Boeing in the face of European genius:
Bye, Bye Bye Boeing Bye Bye
Beauty is more than just skin deep. A miracle of 21st Century technology, the Airbus A 380 has broken new barriers. Where the ancient Boeing 747 has one and a half million vulnerable rivets, the Airbus has none, using laser-guided electric welding instead. Primary construction revolves around the use of state-of-the-art carbon fiber and other enormously strong composites. New York would cheerfully kill to rid the world of this Boeing-destroyer, as it did with Concorde at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on 25 July 2000, in a deliberate attempt to assassinate President Jaques Chirac, and, at the same time, forever undermine the credibility of European aerospace excellence.
For nearly a hundred years, the New York Zionists and their forbears have held the world to ransom, using blackmail and sheer force of arms to extract real goods in exchange for useless 'fiat' currency notes, junk bonds, and political bribes. It was never going to last for ever, and the launch of the A-380 on January 18 marked the official beginning of the end, at least from a European perspective.
Unable to stop the A-380 by direct means, or by indirect acts of sabotage on Concorde and the A-380 terminals, the money lenders sent Boeing off on a different and quite ridiculous tack, made necessary by the fact that America no longer has enough spare cash to build new aircraft or new production lines.
Armed only with a cheap artist's impression, Boeing salesmen set off around the world in an attempt to achieve the impossible, to wit selling the concept of a middle weight airliner dubbed the Boeing 7E7 "Dreamliner", but without first building a prototype of even a full scale mockup. This was to be an exercise in gathering sufficient cash to start building a mockup - which is an incredible way of trying to sell aeroplanes, because it tells everyone instantly that you are so broke you can't afford to show them the real thing.
"Dreamliner" is a very appropriate name, because this aircraft only exists in the fertile imaginations of Boeing's sales personnel. There is no prototype and no pre-production aircraft, although Boeing does have a few hundred spare copies of this artist's impression.
Yeah baby, Boeing were doomed all right. European genius crushes the fading technology from the Jewnited States of America. Joe's Airbus jollies were shared by millions of retards web-wide.
Sadly, it seems reality has struck again...
'Greenliner' gets a rock star welcome
Boeing has unveiled its new "green" passenger jet, the 787 Dreamliner, which boasts a series of fuel-efficient design features that have sparked huge demand.
The promise of lower fuel costs at a time of rising oil prices in a sector where profit margins are already razor-thin has whetted the appetites of several key players in the airline industry.
Boeing, which aims to build 2000 Dreamliners over the next two decades, has so far received 677 orders from 47 companies for the plane, which has a catalogue price of between $US146 million ($170 million) and $US200 million.
Since Saturday, Australian flag-carrier Qantas said it was buying 20 more 787s on top of an order for 65 planes placed in December 2005.
Kuwait's ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company bought 10 planes, valued at $US1.62 billion, building on an order for 12 announced in March.
Air Berlin announced an order for 25 and aircraft leasing and finance specialist CIT has also ordered an additional five, doubling its order.
With its order books full, Boeing would only be able to deliver any new orders signed today in 2015, Boeing's Mike Blair said.
Meanwhile, over at EU-BoeingCrusher Inc.:
Airbus and its main parent EADS will not know for weeks, maybe months, the full cost and market implications from the latest A380 delays and ongoing product strategy uncertainty. The immediate hit is significant, though. It further complicates talks regarding BAE Systems selling its 20% stake in Airbus to EADS.
At stake are several billion euros on EADS's balance sheet, Airbus's relationship with some of its main customers, and potentially the fate of some high-level managers.
AIRBUS CEO GUSTAV Humbert, who made customer service his top priority, concedes that the announcement about A380 deliveries being drastically scaled back in the coming years "badly hurt" the company's reputation, and that airline executives "are not happy with Airbus, to say the least."
the problems at Airbus go beyond the 6-7-month A380 delay, and the reduction in 2007 deliveries of 16 aircraft. Airbus is basically conceding this year's order race to Boeing, the first time since 2000 that the U.S. aircraft maker will outsell its rival. Leahy, Airbus COO for Customers, says the company will "probably not" retain its order lead, and merely thinks it will fall no lower than 40% market share. It remains in the lead on deliveries. Moreover, Airbus could end the year with a net backlog reduction, another unwelcome trend, although the total backlog is still strong at more than 2,000 aircraft.
Oops. It seems the imminent collapse of the Zion-American empire gets delayed again. I'm shocked I tell you.
Richard Neville has a new site....and it's beyond the news!
The fish are grinning!
People I never want to see or hear about ever again
Ray Martin, George Negus, Ian Leslie, Peter Harvey and the rest of that blue-rinse, Channel 9 lot
TomKat, Brangelina and all other celeb neologism couples
Puffy 'Diddy' Combs
the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Toni Fucking Collette
Michael Jackson, or anyone else in his retarded family
anyone who has ever appeared on Big Brother, including the hosts
Another bike to test
I've never had much interest in BMW's two-wheelers, but this one has caught my interest:
BMW f800s (798cc parallel twin)
Everything I read about this bike suggests its a small German VTR1000. A real riders bike, where a modest-but-gutsy power output and a composed chassis make a wonderful weekend mount.
It's a pricey bike for its class ($14.5k + orc), and has the usual idiotic German 'features' (you have to buy the expensive "on board computer" just to get a tripmeter!), but it sounds right up my alley as far as an enjoyable bike goes. I'll right a review as soon as I find one to ride.
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