a reply to: blueman12
I've been posting repeatedly about nine or less levels of obscurities, between your newspaper account's and what's really going down. Case in point.
There's a continual war, "feeding frenzy"??" over the struggles between commercial aviation and General aviation. The Corp. private jets kind of
blur these lines. But right now the Airlines are trying to poach any qualified pilots they can. And where do you find qualified jet pilots. First
you look to the military. But secondly, you look to General Aviation Companies. Training a brand new crop takes too much time. If war breaks out,
then half of our airliners could be gathering dust on some desert airstrip, simply because there's no one to fly them. All the while, Corporate
Private Jets go about their business, as usual. The military can be counted on to jump in with both left feet. Grabbing trainees, recruiting
patriots, and recalling separated military vets.
It may even require bringing back the C.A.B. And together, this means our whole domestic economy goes back to train transportation, or even buses.
Not from lack of fuel, but from a lack of qualified flight crews.
So maintaining tax havens for Corp. Jets, has an effect, far beyond what's obvious, right now. But today, these stories only show up in A.O.P.A.
booklets. They won't get onto the NYT's pages, until after the SHTF.
WWII wasn't won, by the Allies, without all of the small boatyards, on our combined coasts. Higgens Boats are a prime example. Without them, no
effective amphibious invasions, like D Day. Higgens was playing both sides of the fence during Prohibition, by making boats for both Coast Guard
blockaders, and rum runners.
When war broke out, he was smart enough to pair two Jimmie Diesel 571's together. But one had to run backwards to the other. Something like a
Lockheed P-38's Allison's. All the P T Boats with their multiple V-12 aircraft engines, would never have pulled off D - Day. And if the ETO had
dragged on long enough for us to figure this out on the go, Germany's wonder weapons would have given them the victory, by 1948.
If we then had to nuke Hitler's master race, they would have turned loose a flood of nerve gas, in revenge. They could occupy gassed territory, but
we couldn't occupy nuked ground. In the old South Pacific test areas, we still cannot occupy those islands.
Right now, under our noses, Fat Boy is threatening Anthrax in missile warheads. However, anthrax spores are fragile and very heat sensitive. So my
money is on Russian based Tabun, originally used by the Germans in WWII. Japanese Unit 731 thought to put anthrax into clay pots, which could be
dropped "cool", from balloons onto our West Coast Cities, but our two Nuke Surprise air bursts, freaked them out, and they surrendered way too soon.
Both German and Japanese subs could have delivered bio cham weapons onto our coastal cities, and put us back on the defensive. It's open to
consideration, that the North Koreans may be able to do this to Oahu, and push us back to our West Coast.
We may have let our military become entirely too mechanized. Good old Rum Runners had to operate on their own, hiding from our Coast Guard
Blockaders. When Pres. Coolidge sent our Army Air Corp out to run the British ships out of Rum Alley, Britain nearly started a war over it.
Churchill, alone, squelched this. I think you're looking at a repeat of 1928 right now, and shouldn't pout over a simple tax exemption for Corp.
Jets, anymore then we should have jumped the tax on luxury yachts, a few years ago. All that one did was wipe out some of the same old boat builders
who saved our parents' bacon in WWII. When the boat yards were taxed out of existence, where did all their skilled boat builders go??
Long story short, go see the Movie Dunkirk. But the next Dunkirk, may well come on the wings of General Aviation, and Corporate Jets. They certainly
have a much greater range, today, than Amelia Earheart's Lockheed Electra did, in 1937.
And a Ginned up Smallpox attack, would weigh against getting large passenger jets in and out of hot zones. Small jets, and remote airstrips would
break the transmission links, for a few key "Dunkirk", weeks. So, in closing, there can, and will be, enormous reefs beneath the surface waves of tax
benefits for strategic assets.
Gen. Washington, lost as many as 3% of his Army from direct vaccinations of smallpox, but the 97+% left, survived to fight again. With super fast
modern transportation, right now, there's an East African Pneumonic Plague outbreak going on, and the WHO hasn't been able to stop it. Gestation of
this bug is less than a day, so quarantines should have been able to stop it in it's tracks. Back in the 1600's, pneumonic plagues were just an
outgrowth from the more common, bubonic Plague. That's why "Plague Ships" spread Bubonic Plague, but not Pneumonic Plague. In the latter case,
everyone died before their ship ever made it to the next port.
If a domestic Flight Service Station, goes bio hazard, "HOT", then no one but the Corp. Jet's own exposed crew, will be refueling it, and checking the
tires. I see future "mosquito air fleets", having a larger than life impact on a post nuclear environment. Now can you tell me just how long it was
between the end of Prohibition, and June 6, 1944??? That was the time warp for those Higgens Boats. In the next year or so, it'll be a lot quicker
to jump up Cessna Citation production, than to convert a Boeing Triple Seven assembly plant over to make small jets.
And all the while, Commercial Aviation is doing all it can to squeeze out new General Aviation construction, by taxing them out of existence. Looking
back, there weren't any Ocean Lines trying to eliminate luxury yachts, but only dimwitted progressives, who were worried about wealthy yachtsmen
getting some kind of a tax break, on their "NEW" hulls. And all they did was to put a bunch of blue collar, skilled workers, out of their jobs.