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Clod    Posted 07-16-2003 at 20:01:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

The editors and reporters of the newspapers came to Kittyhawk Nc to prove this thing would NOT fly.Because they had the reports from the experts .Now just what was the name of the experts and the newsmens names? What were these two fools names in the picture that said they were going to fly..Wel ..Big deal..They only flew 120 feet.The educated experts were right! (KINDA)

Ron/PA    Posted 07-17-2003 at 06:18:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wasn't there, but I'm thinking it's another one of them "FADS" like automobiles, velocepedes, televisions, and radios. Shoot look how quick the victrola's faded out, why you can't even buy one anymore.

Clod    Posted 07-17-2003 at 06:49:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
RonPA..When I was young in school you Pa guys owned the world.You built the steel for all the cars, trains ,ships and big buildings.

Ron/PA    Posted 07-17-2003 at 07:26:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I started out working in a steel mill in 1972, right after high school, and you're right we did!
Now we, uhh,,, ummm, hang on a minute and I'll get right back to ya,,

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-17-2003 at 10:05:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now hold on a minute guys. A whole lot of the steel made back in the 50's and 60's was made in my home town of Birmingham, Alabama at the Ensley and Fairfield plants. That's why there's a huge statue of Vulcan, the "god of iron" on top of Red Mountain. :)

Clod    Posted 07-17-2003 at 10:25:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maggie,,Now that is strange the god of iron is named Vulcan.Then we end up with vucanized rubber? But about the steel.Why is it? Where we once could we now cant? Is there a lack of funding being put into the educations systems at schools and big universities?Have we lost our knowledge of the workings and fundementals of technology?Or is the teaching promoteing A concept that you can buy from others easier than you can build things on your own?The shop till you drop mentality!

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-17-2003 at 11:30:00       [Reply]  [No Email]

Close. The Government is promoting the concept that it is cheaper to locate a factory or business overseas, hire cheap sweatshop labor, and make a bundle, to heck with your own country. It started way before NAFTA, but NAFTA just legitamized the idea. "Our country is going broke? Oh well, but we have to help those poor people in all those other countries!" And you do know what all those US dollars are helping to buy in most of those other countries, don't you? Weapons for them to fight against each other and, in some cases, against us.

*Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?*

Clod    Posted 07-17-2003 at 19:28:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
One politician (in congress) made a stand against NAFTA.He was neither Republican nor Democrat.He was a Socialist from Vermont.

Clod    Posted 07-16-2003 at 20:09:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
But today ,We just leave things to foreigners.Like Austrailians?Wonder where they get such bold ideas?

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