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Posts by globalheater

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  • Consumers braced for Merkel's tax rises [Germany raises taxes to "boost" the economy.]

    05/23/2006 2:53:47 AM PDT · 43 of 44
    globalheater to Michael81Dus

    I will NOT be so stupid to prevent you from voting FDP.

    Kirchhof was sacrificed. He was pushed to the public as polls went bye bye - he and his ideas where defaced and ridiculed as was expected and then dropped to bin the SPD campaing tactics.

    Hell, she made him stand for 2 opposing concepts. She wouldn't have done that to somebody she needed in an exposed office afterwards.

    He has certainly choosen to go into that kitchen and didn't complain about the heat afterwards.

  • Consumers braced for Merkel's tax rises [Germany raises taxes to "boost" the economy.]

    05/23/2006 1:26:28 AM PDT · 41 of 44
    globalheater to Michael81Dus

    Merkel herself is no liberal (means pro free-economy in europe).

    Cite : " Saving (money) hurts !"

    Spending is not the same as saving Mrs. Merkel. It's the opposite.

    Why did she sacrifice 'her' tax expert ? Maybe because he's to close to the Wulf, März line (our 'neocons') - just a thought.

    That is exactly what she learned in adlershof - to trip up stoiber, wulf, märz and others and that's why she is where she is.

  • Consumers braced for Merkel's tax rises [Germany raises taxes to "boost" the economy.]

    05/23/2006 12:42:25 AM PDT · 39 of 44
    globalheater to globalheater

    didn't want to say it's the government that should solve that problem - because if they where any wiser they had a propper job in the beginning.

  • Consumers braced for Merkel's tax rises [Germany raises taxes to "boost" the economy.]

    05/23/2006 12:41:38 AM PDT · 38 of 44
    globalheater to expatpat

    On the other hand we have to see that the money is not bundled, stamped and shipped to china in large container vessels... so I think we are as far away from a free market then we are from communism.

    In the moment we see a large export of work to china, india and eastern europe - with only one reason - cheap labor.

    As a reaction we keep up consumption in the US by printing money. Over here in the EU we go one step further - we don't consume.

    If you look at the global picture we (US /Europe) are a little bit in the shit.

  • Consumers braced for Merkel's tax rises [Germany raises taxes to "boost" the economy.]

    05/22/2006 7:50:00 AM PDT · 22 of 44
    globalheater to expatpat

    but isn't money created by a money source somewhere - I always thought we just need to distribute the stuff.

    Merkel was celebrated as an economic miracle - But she managed to have her tax expert (a bright guy - pro flat tax) sacrificed in her campaign.

  • Russian-German pipeline ‘environmental danger’ say Poles

    05/16/2006 9:38:12 AM PDT · 2 of 41
    globalheater to lizol

    creative. very creative.

  • Why the B-2 is Still a Hanger Queen

    05/16/2006 9:23:53 AM PDT · 162 of 165
    globalheater to Red6

    sorry about the missing format of my latest post.

    here's an intersting image gallery on the history of thrust vectoring:

    did you know there where cooperations like these ?

  • EU3 to offer Iran nuclear reactor: diplomats

    05/16/2006 7:48:45 AM PDT · 6 of 10
    globalheater to areafiftyone

    yeah - but can you sell them a bomb ?

  • Journalists spied on in Germany

    05/16/2006 4:17:44 AM PDT · 3 of 6
    globalheater to coconutt2000

    hmm seems we have a spy agency problem... how uncommon and special. ;-)

  • Israel warns of long-range Iran missiles [5,000 kilometers, for Europe.]

    05/16/2006 4:16:53 AM PDT · 6 of 25
    globalheater to Westlander

    let him call - it's my lunchbreak.

  • Iran to require oil payments in euros [While you were away,...]

    05/16/2006 4:12:02 AM PDT · 17 of 31
    globalheater to SR 50

    lol the $ will fall and be very hard to catch once a remarkble ammount of oil deals will be taken away from the greenback.

    Checked the price of gold lately ? You think that's a strong dollar you smell ? The new geenspann now whatshisname (something german sounding) can rise interest all he wants the $ keeps falling at the moment. Add this to that, count in the trade gap and the covered inflation in the US and europe, let that be an initial explosion for the overheated real estate market...

    Wait a minute i got to sell stocks ;-)

    ...good side effect might be that oil get's cheaper in the end.

  • Iran to require oil payments in euros [While you were away,...]

    05/16/2006 4:05:12 AM PDT · 15 of 31
    globalheater to agere_contra

    they must be mad they think we are on their side just because they use our currency. An atomic WWIII is just a too big price paid for questionable valuta deals.

  • Iran to require oil payments in euros [While you were away,...]

    05/16/2006 4:03:59 AM PDT · 12 of 31
    globalheater to Atlantic Bridge

    are you serious ?

    We (D) are an exporting nation and a big client of ours still is the US - a quite reliable and political benign partner compared to russia, iran, india and china btw.

    Brasil is ok though ;)

    We can kiss our economy good night if we can't sell volkswagens and daimlers in the US.

    They cough - we get H5N1.

  • Iran to require oil payments in euros [While you were away,...]

    05/16/2006 3:59:42 AM PDT · 10 of 31
    globalheater to kinoxi

    if the dollar collapses (oil and gas trade in euro is a nice try on that) both of our economies went down in flames but I cannot imagine our central banks will let that happen.

    It hurts though.

  • Israel warns of long-range Iran missiles [5,000 kilometers, for Europe.]

    05/16/2006 3:56:27 AM PDT · 3 of 25
    globalheater to familyop

    no news here.

    They are not the first country seeking atomic weaponry and they will not be the last.

    It is just the mullah attitude of self destructing religious twistedness active in the brains of some powerful Iranians combined with nukes that makes this a big issue.

    Noone in his right mind will start a nuclear attack against second strike capable nations like Israel. Noone in his righ
    t mind could possible think that handing nukes to terror groups will not fall back on them.

    That's why Iran is special - Ahmedinedjad is possibly mad enough.

    Isreal will certianly not live with secound strike capability if they see the chance to preempt him. Voila WWIII.

    I still think there is some time left for diplomacy - just because I can't think of Israel just tapping their feet if A. had a nuke mounted on a appropriet carrier.

  • Biker lurches from one accident to the next [German citizens catch unfazed idiot]

    05/16/2006 3:09:14 AM PDT · 21 of 24
    globalheater to A CA Guy

    yours ! ;-)

    that place is actually close to the NATO Airbase Geilenkrichen.

  • Why the B-2 is Still a Hanger Queen

    05/16/2006 1:00:00 AM PDT · 161 of 165
    globalheater to Red6
    So you're an airborne guy. Please be advised that I am not one of those who feel uncomfortable with the USMC, N, AF. I got some information here that I want you to inhale and not forget:

    = Jäger90 that was late 70s beginning 90s after many years of tiresome political dissense the frenchies dropped out of the project because they wanted something more cheap, quick and carrier compatible and first of all french. Best conditions where granted for a meaningful new start ! So the design phase for the EF2000 started in the beginning of the 90s with 3 predecessor modells outlined and an eye towards the F-18. And they came up with something like that:

    so that's an EF2000 - I think one can see the difference even on these hairy images. In fact the last image was the first prototype that was grounded for a year because our government couldn't decide to go on funding the project. So jäger 90 not equals EF2000 or typhoon ! ... Now what do you think you can gain loitering in shady internet chats at WaffenHQ - nothing. If you want to find clever guys that know it all and don't need further facts then you go there to get a lesson. Hey - what did you expect ? Don't go there, you know better ! ... I think quite a usefull system (operative today ;-) integrated in EF is the libelle anti-g suit. Your normal anti G suit is driven by pneumatics - this one is hydraulic so it reacts faster (no pressure ramp up time). It is controlled by a more intelligent system that 'predicts' gs from stick and throttle as well as avionics values. So you don't get your legs pressed after half of your blood is allready in there. Plus it's pressing larger parts of the body. So it's safe to say a EF Pilot will be able to pull more G's then anyone in any given plane. Only that he cannot go to war with these birds because the fielding isn't complete yet. You cannot roll your eyes more on that then I do. But wait until 2012 when F-35 is going to be fielded. I don't know of projects like that without severe teathing probs. We will see if they get it right. I promise I will not be to angry if they do well ! Grim futures for the EF I can only see F-35 wise - the work package distribution strategy will just out-sell. I clap my hands to this 'divide et impera' example from the text book. But that's sales eh ? Not concept - not durability -just the money talk. So EF will not be sell 2000 but maybe only 1200. Big deal. There is still a big demand for the weapons systems developed for it - like meteor and IRIS-T. Strom Shadow already was used in Iraq. Active electronically scanned radar: Experts and market leaders you can find in Europe, too. Certainly our defence engineers are always second to your raytheon and lokheed miracle tax cash burners but they are not born yesterday. A quite nice aesa radar system has just been sold to your USN. Ok it's for ships and the EF could carry it only under the fuselage - without having the electricity to operate it. But we got the developers over here to build AMSAR with a lot of surprising properties (didn't say better in everything then APG 80 or 77 - but their strength is to find something very appropriate to fit the EF seamless). And I am quite optimistic about amsar budget wise because if it isn't deployed the RAF can't go hunting for UAVS and UCAVs with their EFs. The F-35 will be a little short legged for that (super cruise wise) maybe also under armed (UCAVs might be working as a swarm). Since they can't buy - and have not bought F-22s, what else can they do rather then have a next generation radar on bord. I think AMSAR will not fall to far away from the F-22 radar. Maybe they will have to refurbish the radomes but that's not going to eat the bread. Believe it or not the Germans, English, Italian and Spanish Airforces, and now Saudi Arabia are not going to trash these birds - so they have to beaf them up. It's only tax payers money - ain't it ? What's gonna happen until 2012 ? Either the EF countries are stupid enough to let their high investments rot on the platfroms - or they throw comparably small bit of money to EADS to hastle and annoy the F-35 project a bit. Then there will be a tried and elaborated system that has supercruise vs the result of a global production project 'with reliable partners such as turkey' that has stealth (but how much ? it's allreday been down graded from VLO to LO and it's: - reheat on = stealth off - more fuel on = stealth off - slightly larger stand-of amunitons on - stealth off) and will show you FLIR and Video of the ground in the helmet (further details on sensors unknown to the public or do you know more ?), rather then just an "over the shoulder" view. But EF has the same display system as the F-22 (same company - same displays other configuration) - that's good enough for now and tomorrow. The helmet display can show all sensor data (data link!) so future sensors will be embedded also (if a show floor option is found crucial, I think they will get it (bolt on ;-)) but I think the EFs roles don't cry for that. I can imagine that england (most relevant country using EF) will stand to it's todays plan on operating the EF for the next 60 years. Meanwhile Australia will be the nation that drags a tanker after it's stealthy F-35 fleet (Hint, it will not be a KC ;-)) that get's nowhere stealthy fast. I really, really don't need the EF2000 to be the best plane in the world - it's just needed to be suitable and I think it is for those who own it in every aspect: money, system and in the end maybe even timing. (better have something good on time then bad to early)

  • Contract awarded on first F-35 models (Plus: $1 Billion Flaw in F-22s?)

    05/15/2006 8:25:22 AM PDT · 29 of 31
    globalheater to Pukin Dog

    what do you think of the EF2000 is it any better ?

  • Europe restates support for Iran nuclear power

    05/15/2006 6:57:37 AM PDT · 65 of 77
    globalheater to JasonC

    But that strategy will leave this planet uninhabitable by any lifefrom higher developed then KKK members... a nuclear proxy war will not leave a price to win.

    No joke - why should china try something stupid like that while they can bleed our working force from us and get rich all at the same time ? They should be the ones protecting us because they feed from us.

    You read their military academy papers ? You mind posting one ? Translated of course.

  • Europe restates support for Iran nuclear power

    05/15/2006 6:25:34 AM PDT · 62 of 77
    globalheater to JasonC

    200 odd warheads will not be produced undetected. I doubt they can even produce a rubber boat without beeing monitored.

    It's cetainly not close to that finish line because I haven't heard the israely F-16s running warm and I suppose Iranians will not spread their nukes to people they where at war with only some years ago.

    Nuclear terrorsim will get more likely IF Apeboy get's his toys. But he will not. I just hope we don't have to bow to his demand and bomb that country.