Thursday, November 30, 2017

From YouTube

Remembering decades ago :  A great one,, Thanks Jackson 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Done too Soon Thank you Neil

Nov 26, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

My Second Wind

November 25, 2017 

I cannot stay silent any further. This is an issue to give pause to every American citizen. 

I am 68 years old, and have apparently been misinformed  by our American school systems that taught that our form of government is superior to others, since it was based on the rule of law, not of men or women.  

This was certainly what our forefathers had in mind crafting The Bill of Rights, and amendments to the United States Constitution.  Granting each citizen inalienable rights.

We never think of having to defend those rights because its rarely  needed. This is one of those times. 

The bank, and crooked Ocwen, the loan servicer, sold my home of 26 years, while I was in a bankruptcy proceeding with my start up company, Residential Fire Sprinklers.  This was a serious violation of federal law under the bankruptcy code (11 USC 362(a) )   

Then incredibly, even after learning , that they had never rescinded the unlawfully issued deed  by recording such a document, when  and after my new loan, was approved at Indy Mac Bank, could not close because of this unlawful deed, which had been recorded at the county recorder. Almost two week after my bankruptcy. Then, continuing through the appeals process, it happened again, when the storage operator sold all of my asset, and the same judge denied my motion for sanctions which was denied, But justiced prevailed when I appealed to the appeals court reversed the court.  

But now, the full, en banc court decided , without asking me on question, decided i was the bad guy, trying to short cut the appeals court. The Supreme court, declined to review it.  

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Airbus Suffers Early Dubai Blow as Boeing Wins Surprise 787 Deal

November 12, 2017
From Bloomberg

Anurag Kotoky
Benjamin D Katz

 Updated on 
  • Emirates’ Dreamliner pact spells doom for competing A350 pitch
  • European planemaker is still seeking lifeline for A380 jet
A Boeing Co. 787-10 aircraft.  Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

The press release was printed, the media invited, the first dignitaries began filing into the room. Such was the scene on the first day of the Dubai Air Show, when Airbus SEhad planned to unveil a keenly awaited lifeline for its A380 super jumbos from the aircraft’s biggest fan: Emirates.
Instead: nothing. In fact, worse than nothing. An initial delay, not unusual at these major signing ceremonies, gave way to confusion. Bewilderment turned to humiliation when a model aircraft was carried into the briefing room and the gray cloth covering it slipped off -- revealing the Boeing Co. logo on its tail. 
Out of nowhere, the U.S. planemaker suddenly conquered Room 6 on the upper level of the main exhibition hall, with its representatives taking the stage. Airbus officials who dominated the room on arrival quietly slipped out during the press conference as their rival landed a stinging blow: Emirates committed to buying $15.1 billion of Boeing’s 787-10 Dreamliners. That was similar to the order value that Airbus had planned.
It was a surprise twist in the air show’s first-day choreography and one that marked twin setbacks for the European planemaker. With scant demand from other airlines for the double-decker A380, Airbus is more dependent than ever on Emirates. Boeing’s Dreamliner pact added insult to injury since the Dubai-based carrier had originally ordered 70 Airbus A350 jetliners before pulling out of the deal in 2014 to review its requirements.
“Boeing has scored an absolutely huge victory here. You can’t play it down,” said Saj Ahmad, an analyst at StrategicAero Research in London. “That all the talk was about the A380 and nothing materializing for Airbus was a bit of a dampener for the opening.”

Comeback Knack

Emirates said it would buy 40 Dreamliners. A separate 787 order from Azerbaijan Airlines, valued at $1.9 billion, brought Boeing’s first-day tally to $17 billion.
Even with the first-day setback, Airbus has a knack for staging high-profile comebacks at major air shows. Airbus and Emirates declined to comment on the back and forth of the negotiations.
Emirates is set to order about 36 A380s, according to people familiar with the negotiations -- a deal that would carry a list value of about $15.7 billion and which would push the order book for the giant jetliner to more than 170.
Earlier this month, Emirates President Tim Clark took delivery of the 100th A380, cementing Emirates’ de facto status as the only buyer of Airbus’s biggest and most expensive aircraft.
The biennial Dubai expo is an important venue for both manufacturers to secure deals for their biggest and most expensive jetliners. Two years ago, orders slowed to just $4 billion, compared with more than $170 billion at the previous event, placed largely by the three major carriers in the region: Emirates, Qatar Airways Ltd. and Etihad Airways PJSC.

Regional Barometer

The mood was more upbeat at this year’s event, with Clark saying demand remains strong, even for the most expensive seats. Clark unveiled a new first-class suite that will feature on its Boeing 777 models and will gradually rolled out across its entire fleet.
The air show is also a barometer for the region’s economic resilience following slumping earnings at the major carriers and political shocks that include Saudi Arabia’s recent purge of billionaires and princes in Saudi Arabia and a blockade of Qatar.
Because of the blockade, Qatar Air is absent from the event, which cuts out a prolific buyer of aircraft. Etihad is retrenching after a strategy to buy stakes in ailing airlines across the world backfired and the chief executive officer quit.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Honoring Staff Sargent JW Boyd, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge

November 11, 2017   

JW Boyd, (and yes, JW , is his first name) was a Texas boy born in the 1920's  who lived in Texas with his family through the depression .  

As so as he was old enough, he was drafted, sent to basic and infantry training, he soon on the Queen Mary , to take soldiers across the Atlantic.

On the front, moving towards Paris, crossing a river, JW was hit with shrapnel in several parts of his body, and was awarded a purple heart, and sent to Paris to recover. 

In May, JW, now recovered, and  was sent back to the front.  

It must have been approximately  May 9-14,   because when bouncing around in a Jeep,on there way to the front, like a miracle, on the same road, were GI's who were driving jubilant, happy  although seeming going  the wrong way but smiling with a joyous sounds of exaltation, 'The war is Over' they screamed.  Go back !  We won !

JW was returned to the US to get jungle training for the anticipated invasion of Japan. 

Harry Truman resolved everything with two bombings.  After August 1945, JW returned to America.  

Salute to you Sir :  


Thursday, November 9, 2017