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Boeing CEO pitches F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet to India


US aircraft maker Boeing Co is in a “conversation” on manufacturing its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet in India, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg was quoted on Wednesday as saying on his first visit to the country.

“We see the Super Hornet as an opportunity … to tie directly into the ‘Make in India’ strategy,” Muilenburg told the Hindustan Times in an interview whose authenticity was confirmed by the company. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ drive is designed to expand India’s industrial base.

Boeing was willing to back the project with billions of dollars in investment to India meet its operational needs, according to Muilenburg’s comments in the interview.


I tried to find this on a US media site, but nothing. No mention of this in our media. We are now outsourcing the Military Industrial Complex.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Feb 3, 2016, 12:41 PM (1 replies)

At one time, you could trust what was posted on DU to be solid

If it wasn't it would get ripped to shreds in a matter of minutes.

Even in the decisive campaigns on 2008 and 2012 and other times, it was fairly well trustworthy information posted on DU. The last several months it has become a big propaganda machine and you can't trust most of what is posted. The integrity is gone.

I post this here because anywhere else the parties that have polluted this discussion board would attack it as they do.

Rant off!

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 2, 2016, 11:31 AM (29 replies)

The bookies are going with...

Bookies Predict Elections w/ 91% Accuracy. Their Odds Are On…

Hillary Clinton

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 1, 2016, 07:08 PM (22 replies)


Repost for GD. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027573194
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jan 30, 2016, 07:36 PM (20 replies)


Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Jan 30, 2016, 09:06 AM (40 replies)

"I approve this message" - What message...

There was no message.
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 29, 2016, 10:09 AM (16 replies)

Biggest fucking military in the world, yet "More is needed"

More Is Needed to Beat ISIS, U.S. Military Concludes

WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials have concluded that hundreds more trainers, advisers and commandos from the United States and its allies will need to be sent to Iraq and Syria in the coming months as the campaign to isolate the Islamic State intensifies.

In meetings with President Obama’s national security team in recent weeks, military officials have told the White House that they believe they have made significant progress in the fight against the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, administration officials said. But to deal a lasting blow to the extremist Sunni militancy, also known as ISIS and ISIL, they believe that additional forces will be needed to work with Iraqi, Kurdish and Syrian opposition fighters on the ground in the two countries.

In the past, the Pentagon’s requests for additional troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan have been met with skepticism by Mr. Obama, and his aides have said he has resented what he has regarded as efforts to pressure him. But the rise of the Islamic State has alarmed the White House, and a senior administration official said Thursday that the president is willing to consider raising the stakes in both Iraq and Syria.

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, in an interview last week with CNN in Davos, Switzerland, emphasized the limited role he anticipated American forces to play. “We’re looking for opportunities to do more,” Mr. Carter said, but added, “We’re not looking to substitute for local forces in terms of governing the place and policing the place.”


Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 29, 2016, 07:03 AM (1 replies)

How Two Billionaires Are Destroying High Speed Rail In America

Julie Doubleday

Eighteen years have passed since the establishment of the California High Speed Rail (CHSR) Authority. Over the course of those eighteen years, high speed rail in the state has been discussed and planned and delayed and delayed more. There have been proposals, referendums, debates, studies and budgets, but no tracks laid, no passengers queued, no trains roaring between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the promised three hour travel time at speeds exceeding 200 mph. I began looking into the state of American high speed rail in pursuit of a few simple answers. Why don’t we have the sort of rail infrastructure seen across Europe, in Japan and now in China? What do proponents and opponents say about the various projects underway today? Put simply, what are the pros and cons of funding and maintaining high speed rail lines in this country, and what do our legislators make of them?

As with every partisan issue (read: every issue), I expected to find two very different perspectives. One side of the aisle vehemently advocating for construction, their counterparts citing worrisome figures with equal fervor. I expected to find debate, analysis, anger, passion, probably a fair amount of name calling and a more than fair amount of bureaucracy. But, naively, I expected to find the story of an imperfect democracy, clattering along toward something resembling compromise at a leisurely sort of pace. Instead I found myself down a deep rabbit hole of lobbyists, think tanks, fossil fuel billionaires, propaganda, and dark money. On the downside, it was disappointing to discover that private entities with explicit financial interest in destroying public transit wield significant influence in the debate over public infrastructure. On the plus side, it was a lot more interesting than poring over budgets.


Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jan 27, 2016, 08:07 AM (8 replies)

There's One Big Problem With Sanders' Promise to Overturn Citizens United

Whoa, if true! On Thursday, Bernie Sanders declared that the Supreme Court would overturn Citizens United if he is elected president.

Except that's not how the Supreme Court works. Justices don't get to pick which issues or cases come their way. Only after a case is appealed to the Supreme Court can the justices decide to hear the case. There is no way for Sanders' Supreme Court picks to decide that overturning Citizens United, the 2010 campaign finance decision that fueled the rise of super-PACs, will be one of their first acts on the bench, even if they really, really want it to be.

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 22, 2016, 01:46 PM (0 replies)

Refresher: STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All

For those who continue to quote FOX News on this site, please see this message as to why it is unacceptable:

STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All

Media outlets such as Fox News and MSNBC have a negative impact on people’s current events knowledge while NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative sources of news, according to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s newest PublicMind survey.

Researchers asked 1,185 random nationwide respondents what news sources they had consumed in the past week and then asked them questions about events in the U.S. and abroad.

On average, people correctly answered 1.6 of 5 questions about domestic affairs.

Because the aim of the study was to isolate the effects of each type of news source, they then controlled for variables such as other news sources, partisanship, education and other demographic factors.

They found that someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer 1.04 domestic questions correctly compared to 1.22 for those who watched no news at all. Those watching only "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" answered 1.42 questions correctly and people who only listened to NPR or only watched Sunday morning political talk shows answered 1.51 questions correctly.


Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 22, 2016, 12:42 PM (2 replies)
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