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Train Derailment Dumps Two 737 Fuselages Into Clark Fork River 187

Posted by timothy
from the fell-off-the-truck dept.
McGruber (1417641) writes "Boeing builds its 737 airplane fuselages in a Wichita, Kansas factory. The fuselages are then shipped on top of railroad flatcars (as shown in this photograph) to Boeing's Renton, Washington plant, where assembly is completed. Unfortunately, a train carrying two fuselages to Renton derailed approximately 18 miles east of Superior, Montana. The 737s slid down a steep embankment and ended up in the Clark Fork River. That'll buff right out."
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Train Derailment Dumps Two 737 Fuselages Into Clark Fork River

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  • Re:News for nerds? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by NIK282000 (737852) on Friday July 04, 2014 @09:55PM (#47386417) Homepage Journal

    More alarmingly, I just got a god damned auto playing overlay video ad.

  • Re:Only in America (Score:5, Insightful)

    by maeka (518272) on Friday July 04, 2014 @10:25PM (#47386505) Journal

    Your bullshit would be more compelling if only more concrete.

    A lot of argument already suggests the taxes are disproportionate to any impact.

    A lot of argument suggests the morning after pill causes abortions. A lot of argument suggests homosexuality is a choice. A lot of argument doesn't make it so.

    Are the taxes disproportionate to impact or not? Say something real.

  • Re:Only in America (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 04, 2014 @10:25PM (#47386507)

    That would be great if the government paid for treatment for alcoholics, counseling for family wrecked by alcohol use, covered medical expenses for people who drink, cover damages by drink drivers, paid for medical expenses by people hurt by someone who was drunk, etc. When the money just goes to the general fund (and rarely a small slice of it for some small aspect of the damage) while not covering any of the actual damages, then no one is paying to cover the cost of stupid drunk people, except for drunk stupid people with enough money to be payout when sued. Otherwise everyone buying alcohol, those who drink too much and those that don't, are just paying more disproportionately taxes for no good reason.

    Also, as someone working in the chemical industry, some projects in industry can not use denatured alcohol, and have to go through more hoops, bureaucracy and costs to deal with this too. The only thing worse than someone saying you should be taxed because you share something in common with those doing damage, are others that argue the taxes are okay because it doesn't affect them.

  • Re:Only in America (Score:4, Insightful)

    by johnw (3725) on Saturday July 05, 2014 @02:09AM (#47387071)

    Inappropriate title - I've lived in a lot of countries around the world and AFAICR they all had exactly the same system.

  • by ColdWetDog (752185) on Saturday July 05, 2014 @04:32AM (#47387299) Homepage

    That stuff is pretty amazing. I have a number of bits of aluminum plate and extrusions scrounged from the Reserve Property Center (Where Boeing sold surplus parts and equipment including entire landing gear assemblies - it was a fantastic place to stagger around and become delusional about what you could build. Unfortunately, the MBAs shut it down a number of years ago. Very, very sad. )

    Anyway. the coating withstands scratching, denting, bending and pretty much everything short of a TIG welder. I wish there were ways to get that coating applied in one off numbers for various home projects.

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