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(KIRO TV)   The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner is so efficient, it can rain debris, start fires and close airports without leaving the ground   (kirotv.com) divider line 56
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2012-07-30 10:10:55 AM  
Nice work South Carolina*


* It would be premature to suggest that the cause was specific to the South Carolina Boeing facility. But it will probably be found to be after a thorough investigation by the Machinists' Union in Everett.
 
2012-07-30 12:16:46 PM  
Dreamliner Flaming Debris - sounds like a cool band name
 
2012-07-30 12:20:34 PM  
Man, I don't think that I ever used that much extra line spacing when trying to make my reports look bigger
 
2012-07-30 12:37:07 PM  
Engine issue? Might be the engine, which isn't Boeing's thing.
 
2012-07-30 12:39:03 PM  
Maybe the pilots are careless smokers. It is South Carolina afer all...
 
2012-07-30 12:39:28 PM  
The Dreamliner is everyone's problem. That's because every time it ges up in the air, it's unsafe. I don't like it because it's dangerous.
 
2012-07-30 12:40:19 PM  
If the government didn't have regulations against burning debris being ejected from comercial jetliners during normal operation, this would not be a problem.
 
2012-07-30 12:40:31 PM  
FTA: something fell from an airplane and caused a small grass fire; the aircraft experienced an engine issue

You know, there are times when speaking in generalities is really far more worrisome than just explaining the problem. Unless the problem is the planes engines are emitting parts that are causing fires, yeah...I guess there's no good way to say that.
 
2012-07-30 12:41:49 PM  
In before Airbus Scarebus
 
2012-07-30 12:42:58 PM  

Blowmonkey: FTA: something fell from an airplane and caused a small grass fire; the aircraft experienced an engine issue

You know, there are times when speaking in generalities is really far more worrisome than just explaining the problem. Unless the problem is the planes engines are emitting parts that are causing fires, yeah...I guess there's no good way to say that.


Could be a mechanic left something in the "hot" section of the engine, which then got ejected as the engine throttled up.
 
2012-07-30 12:46:11 PM  

mainstreet62: In before Airbus Scarebus


Boeing / No-Wing continues its ritual unprosecuted etc. etc.
 
2012-07-30 12:52:15 PM  

Rapmaster2000: The Dreamliner is everyone's problem. That's because every time it ges up in the air, it's unsafe. I don't like it because it's dangerous.


You'd better call Kenny Loggins, because you're in the Danger Zone!
 
2012-07-30 12:53:46 PM  

Lucubrationist: Maybe the pilots are careless smokers. It is South Carolina afer all...


Hey now, this ain't Texas. No smoking policy in just about everywhere but the divest of dive bars.
 
2012-07-30 12:56:31 PM  
All the critical parts are plastic.

Losing some flaming metal is no big deal.
 
2012-07-30 12:56:44 PM  

MrJesus: Lucubrationist: Maybe the pilots are careless smokers. It is South Carolina afer all...

Hey now, this ain't Texas. No smoking policy in just about everywhere but the divest of dive bars.


Unfortunately TX is no smoking indoors in any major metropolitan area. Even the divest of dive bars. :/
 
2012-07-30 12:57:18 PM  
Boeing. Doing their best to put terrorists out of work.
 
2012-07-30 12:58:20 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Blowmonkey: FTA: something fell from an airplane and caused a small grass fire; the aircraft experienced an engine issue

You know, there are times when speaking in generalities is really far more worrisome than just explaining the problem. Unless the problem is the planes engines are emitting parts that are causing fires, yeah...I guess there's no good way to say that.

Could be a mechanic left something in the "hot" section of the engine, which then got ejected as the engine throttled up.


Or the engine tried to digest a bird or a squirrel.

Since this seems to be the initial run-up on a brand-new aircraft, a production line error seems the most likely. Not that there's a good way to report that either.
 
2012-07-30 12:58:50 PM  
at least it isnt an airbus a380, which is so fat the wings crack.

/you can call it the 'john wayne' cause it will plow down trees and kill a bunch of indians
//one day
 
2012-07-30 01:01:19 PM  

Good Behavior Day: JohnAnnArbor: Blowmonkey: FTA: something fell from an airplane and caused a small grass fire; the aircraft experienced an engine issue

You know, there are times when speaking in generalities is really far more worrisome than just explaining the problem. Unless the problem is the planes engines are emitting parts that are causing fires, yeah...I guess there's no good way to say that.

Could be a mechanic left something in the "hot" section of the engine, which then got ejected as the engine throttled up.

Or the engine tried to digest a bird or a squirrel.

Since this seems to be the initial run-up on a brand-new aircraft, a production line error seems the most likely. Not that there's a good way to report that either.


Or something decided to nest in the engine before it was started.
 
2012-07-30 01:03:53 PM  

MadMattressMack: MrJesus: Lucubrationist: Maybe the pilots are careless smokers. It is South Carolina afer all...

Hey now, this ain't Texas. No smoking policy in just about everywhere but the divest of dive bars.

Unfortunately TX is no smoking indoors in any major metropolitan area. Even the divest of dive bars. :/


I have not found that to be the case in DFW, Austin, or San Antonio.. odd.
 
2012-07-30 01:11:00 PM  
"Dreamliner. Isn't that the airplane that's raining debris all over Europe?"

soundbites.typepad.com
 
2012-07-30 01:11:25 PM  
Man - I was raining flaming debris this morning, I tell ya! I think it was caused by that chicken shawarma I ate yesterday.
 
2012-07-30 01:11:44 PM  

Rufus Lee King: [fitsnews.com image 623x370]


Backwards. That's the union shop, where they can do that because their union protects them from consequences. Normal places, you just get fired.
 
2012-07-30 01:17:54 PM  
Is the fire out? Or is it just sitting there, waiting to be awakened by 200mph winds?
 
2012-07-30 01:18:24 PM  
Got to fly one of these at the Denver airshow this past Fourth of July. The thing handles like a UPS truck filled with loose bowling balls. I did a 100 foot fly-by of the stands and nearly blew the entire crowd into the parking lot. I guess they'd be fine for cattle hauls of international businessmen, but not something I'd want to fly personally.
 
2012-07-30 01:19:03 PM  

MrJesus: MadMattressMack: MrJesus: Lucubrationist: Maybe the pilots are careless smokers. It is South Carolina afer all...

Hey now, this ain't Texas. No smoking policy in just about everywhere but the divest of dive bars.

Unfortunately TX is no smoking indoors in any major metropolitan area. Even the divest of dive bars. :/

I have not found that to be the case in DFW, Austin, or San Antonio.. odd.


Austin's the worst. There was a huge outrage with the idea of 6th street being no indoor smoking. Now when you go down there everyone's smoking in the street. I heard DFW and SA both passed the same laws. And I Iive in Houston and there's no smoking indoors within Harris county.

Where are you finding these places? The cigar and hookah bars are desperate to get exempt from the ordinances.
 
2012-07-30 01:22:57 PM  

MadMattressMack: MrJesus: Lucubrationist: Maybe the pilots are careless smokers. It is South Carolina afer all...

Hey now, this ain't Texas. No smoking policy in just about everywhere but the divest of dive bars.

Unfortunately TX is no smoking indoors in any major metropolitan area. Even the divest of dive bars. :/


Well, here near Houston, in unincorporated Cypress, you can smoke in restaurants (in the bar area); in Houston proper, you can't smoke indoors. Since Houston city limits are apparently based on the form of an amoeba, it's a matter of crossing the street to find a place where you can smoke.
 
2012-07-30 01:25:05 PM  

MadMattressMack: MrJesus: MadMattressMack: MrJesus: Lucubrationist: Maybe the pilots are careless smokers. It is South Carolina afer all...

Hey now, this ain't Texas. No smoking policy in just about everywhere but the divest of dive bars.

Unfortunately TX is no smoking indoors in any major metropolitan area. Even the divest of dive bars. :/

I have not found that to be the case in DFW, Austin, or San Antonio.. odd.

Austin's the worst. There was a huge outrage with the idea of 6th street being no indoor smoking. Now when you go down there everyone's smoking in the street. I heard DFW and SA both passed the same laws. And I Iive in Houston and there's no smoking indoors within Harris county.

Where are you finding these places? The cigar and hookah bars are desperate to get exempt from the ordinances.


Cypress is in Harris County. It's a Houston ban, not a Harris County ban.
 
2012-07-30 01:28:16 PM  
Starting fires soon at an airport near you

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-30 01:40:23 PM  
I, for one, miss the L1011.
 
2012-07-30 01:40:36 PM  

Rapmaster2000: The Dreamliner is everyone's problem. That's because every time it ges up in the air, it's unsafe. I don't like it because it's dangerous.


It can be my wingman anytime.

//because that means I'm not in it.
 
2012-07-30 01:50:24 PM  

spentmiles: The thing handles like a UPS truck filled with loose bowling balls.


This made my morning.
 
2012-07-30 01:58:59 PM  
spentmiles: I did a 100 foot fly-by of the stands and nearly blew the entire crowd into the parking lot.

Reminds me of your mom...
 
2012-07-30 02:16:03 PM  

simplicimus: MadMattressMack: MrJesus: Lucubrationist: Maybe the pilots are careless smokers. It is South Carolina afer all...

Hey now, this ain't Texas. No smoking policy in just about everywhere but the divest of dive bars.

Unfortunately TX is no smoking indoors in any major metropolitan area. Even the divest of dive bars. :/

Well, here near Houston, in unincorporated Cypress, you can smoke in restaurants (in the bar area); in Houston proper, you can't smoke indoors. Since Houston city limits are apparently based on the form of an amoeba, it's a matter of crossing the street to find a place where you can smoke.


They're based on the areas where there's taxable income. Hence Kingwood is in the city, but the crime ridden area south of it isn't.

I thought it was county wide, though. Guess I was wrong.
 
2012-07-30 02:16:24 PM  
Flight 666 from hell now arriving...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-30 02:18:14 PM  

MadMattressMack: simplicimus: MadMattressMack: MrJesus: Lucubrationist: Maybe the pilots are careless smokers. It is South Carolina afer all...

Hey now, this ain't Texas. No smoking policy in just about everywhere but the divest of dive bars.

Unfortunately TX is no smoking indoors in any major metropolitan area. Even the divest of dive bars. :/

Well, here near Houston, in unincorporated Cypress, you can smoke in restaurants (in the bar area); in Houston proper, you can't smoke indoors. Since Houston city limits are apparently based on the form of an amoeba, it's a matter of crossing the street to find a place where you can smoke.

They're based on the areas where there's taxable income. Hence Kingwood is in the city, but the crime ridden area south of it isn't.

I thought it was county wide, though. Guess I was wrong.


Errr, not Kingwood, but 1960 and 59 area are with the Bush airport, but south of there towards the city isn't.
 
2012-07-30 02:19:44 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Rufus Lee King: [fitsnews.com image 623x370]

Backwards. That's the union shop, where they can do that because their union protects them from consequences. Normal places, you just get fired.


Best union CSB:
When I was in the Navy, we had a union shipyard come in to repair our main engine (steam turbine). I got to stand some FOD watches at the work site, it was hilarious to see how those jokers worked. They literally had a separate guy there for each step in the work procedure. (All getting paid triple time, since they had been poking the pig for so long it had become an underway critical repair and they were now working weekend nights)

Guy #1 went in and attached the chain fall, Guy #2 loosened the studs, Guy #3 lifted the casing, Guy #4 did a visual inspection, etc. etc...

Only time I worked in a union shop was a summer job in High School, worked there like 3 days before I quit because they were complaining I was working too hard and making them look bad. Go figure.
 
2012-07-30 02:28:24 PM  

BuckTurgidson: mainstreet62: In before Airbus Scarebus

Boeing / No-Wing continues its ritual unprosecuted etc. etc.


Ummm... "If it's a Boeing it ain't going?"
 
2012-07-30 02:28:43 PM  

whither_apophis: I, for one, miss the L1011.


Parked in the desert, waiting for you

cdn-www.airliners.net
 
2012-07-30 02:42:40 PM  

Blowmonkey: spentmiles: The thing handles like a UPS truck filled with loose bowling balls.

This made my morning.


Me too. Favorited.
 
2012-07-30 02:50:42 PM  

JohnCarter: whither_apophis: I, for one, miss the L1011.

Parked in the desert, waiting for you


cool, i'm going to turn one into a house and annoy the hell out of my neighbors.
 
2012-07-30 02:58:52 PM  

Gleeman: JohnAnnArbor: Rufus Lee King: [fitsnews.com image 623x370]

Backwards. That's the union shop, where they can do that because their union protects them from consequences. Normal places, you just get fired.

Best union CSB:
When I was in the Navy, we had a union shipyard come in to repair our main engine (steam turbine). I got to stand some FOD watches at the work site, it was hilarious to see how those jokers worked. They literally had a separate guy there for each step in the work procedure. (All getting paid triple time, since they had been poking the pig for so long it had become an underway critical repair and they were now working weekend nights)

Guy #1 went in and attached the chain fall, Guy #2 loosened the studs, Guy #3 lifted the casing, Guy #4 did a visual inspection, etc. etc...

Only time I worked in a union shop was a summer job in High School, worked there like 3 days before I quit because they were complaining I was working too hard and making them look bad. Go figure.


YOU LIE!!!!
Union workers are the hardest working people on the planet and they deserve every penny of that $82 an hour including benefits for turning out semi-retarded high school graduates and sub-par overpriced plastic cars.

Am I doing it right?
 
2012-07-30 03:09:17 PM  
farm3.static.flickr.com

/wanted for questioning.
//There's your farkin' landing light
///yippy kay yay, motherfarker...
 
2012-07-30 03:12:33 PM  

Gleeman: Only time I worked in a union shop was a summer job in High School, worked there like 3 days before I quit because they were complaining I was working too hard and making them look bad. Go figure.



Ah yes. So, you quit because you were simply too good for the job and so much better than everyone around you. That sure is a believable story.
 
2012-07-30 03:17:21 PM  

maggoo: Gleeman: Only time I worked in a union shop was a summer job in High School, worked there like 3 days before I quit because they were complaining I was working too hard and making them look bad. Go figure.


Ah yes. So, you quit because you were simply too good for the job and so much better than everyone around you. That sure is a believable story.


I'd believe it.
Seriously, it's very difficult for someone who just want results to work with others who just want to reap every single penny from the company with least amount of effort.
It's not really that uncommon..
 
2012-07-30 03:25:48 PM  

woodstock827: maggoo: Gleeman: Only time I worked in a union shop was a summer job in High School, worked there like 3 days before I quit because they were complaining I was working too hard and making them look bad. Go figure.


Ah yes. So, you quit because you were simply too good for the job and so much better than everyone around you. That sure is a believable story.

I'd believe it.
Seriously, it's very difficult for someone who just want results to work with others who just want to reap every single penny from the company with least amount of effort.
It's not really that uncommon..


I third this. I've worked in a couple of Union shops, and anyone that came in with the goal of busting their ass and getting the job done quickly very quickly found their workplace unpleasant, their shiat turns up missing or something happens to slow them down, they get a friendly visit from a couple of the other union workers, or they find themselves laid off.
 
2012-07-30 03:29:34 PM  

MadMattressMack: MadMattressMack: simplicimus: MadMattressMack: MrJesus: Lucubrationist: Maybe the pilots are careless smokers. It is South Carolina afer all...

Hey now, this ain't Texas. No smoking policy in just about everywhere but the divest of dive bars.

Unfortunately TX is no smoking indoors in any major metropolitan area. Even the divest of dive bars. :/

Well, here near Houston, in unincorporated Cypress, you can smoke in restaurants (in the bar area); in Houston proper, you can't smoke indoors. Since Houston city limits are apparently based on the form of an amoeba, it's a matter of crossing the street to find a place where you can smoke.

They're based on the areas where there's taxable income. Hence Kingwood is in the city, but the crime ridden area south of it isn't.

I thought it was county wide, though. Guess I was wrong.

Errr, not Kingwood, but 1960 and 59 area are with the Bush airport, but south of there towards the city isn't.


1960 is a hoot to drive, just to count the number of "Entering Houston" and "Exiting Houston" road signs.
 
2012-07-30 04:30:30 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Union workers are the hardest working people on the planet and they deserve every penny of that $82 an hour including benefits for turning out semi-retarded high school graduates and sub-par overpriced plastic cars.

Am I doing it right?


Not really about unions, but the thing that gets me whenever I hear someone seriously make the argument that someone in the working or middle class is 'over paid' is that some how paying this stiff less will help the person making the complaint. Really? We've been capping our own wages for a couple of decades now and none of us are a penny richer.
 
2012-07-30 04:37:35 PM  

Kit Fister: woodstock827: maggoo: Gleeman: Only time I worked in a union shop was a summer job in High School, worked there like 3 days before I quit because they were complaining I was working too hard and making them look bad. Go figure.


Ah yes. So, you quit because you were simply too good for the job and so much better than everyone around you. That sure is a believable story.

I'd believe it.
Seriously, it's very difficult for someone who just want results to work with others who just want to reap every single penny from the company with least amount of effort.
It's not really that uncommon..

I third this. I've worked in a couple of Union shops, and anyone that came in with the goal of busting their ass and getting the job done quickly very quickly found their workplace unpleasant, their shiat turns up missing or something happens to slow them down, they get a friendly visit from a couple of the other union workers, or they find themselves laid off.


I worked as an outside contractor (EMS) for a union shop.

The only time the union guys *didn't* bust tail was when the rate-setters were in.
Their contract specified that the rate-setters had to be announced *way* beforehand
and be easily identifiable.

"No, really - I can only weld 10 units per shift!"
...rate-setter leaves, next day arrives...
"Dude - cranked out my 10 - let's go sit for 7.5 hours and look at Playboy."

Seriously.

/ didn't care so long as nobody lost life or limb
 
2012-07-30 06:34:56 PM  

gopher321: Dreamliner Flaming Debris - sounds like a cool band name


Almost as cool as "lick, pump, squirt, snore"
 
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