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Old 10-27-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Seriously, what kind of mentality pats themself on the back and takes credit for a consumer product/service they merely purchased?

Uhhh, all of them? It's sort of what public entities do..

"These are truly the next generation of subway cars," said MTA NYC President Lawrence G. Reuter. "The new R160 fleet will allow us to not only update the B Division, or lettered lines, but give us the opportunity to provide our customers with a far more customer-friendly environment, using state of the art technology."

http://www.mta.info/press-release/mta-headquarters/mta-nyc-transit-awards-new-car-contract

In an effort to encourage the creation of good-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs, Mayor Emanuel announced today that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) have launched the “Build Chicago” partnership, a collaboration on the upcoming purchase of the transit agency’s next-generation of rail cars as part of the CTA’s ongoing modernization of its rail fleet
City of Chicago :: Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Transit Authority And Chicago Federation Of Labor Launch Groundbreaking ?Build Chicago? Partnership To Encourage Job Growth

Since construction started, you see the difference light-rail is making in these neighborhoods,“ said METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia. "Old businesses are expanding and new businesses are emerging."
Grand Celebration Signals METRORail's Two New LInes Open for Business
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:34 PM
 
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Uhhh, all of them? It's sort of what public entities do..

"These are truly the next generation of subway cars," said MTA NYC President Lawrence G. Reuter. "The new R160 fleet will allow us to not only update the B Division, or lettered lines, but give us the opportunity to provide our customers with a far more customer-friendly environment, using state of the art technology."

http://www.mta.info/press-release/mta-headquarters/mta-nyc-transit-awards-new-car-contract

In an effort to encourage the creation of good-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs, Mayor Emanuel announced today that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) have launched the “Build Chicago” partnership, a collaboration on the upcoming purchase of the transit agency’s next-generation of rail cars as part of the CTA’s ongoing modernization of its rail fleet
City of Chicago :: Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Transit Authority And Chicago Federation Of Labor Launch Groundbreaking ?Build Chicago? Partnership To Encourage Job Growth

Since construction started, you see the difference light-rail is making in these neighborhoods,“ said METRO Chairman Gilbert Garcia. "Old businesses are expanding and new businesses are emerging."
Grand Celebration Signals METRORail's Two New LInes Open for Business
Hmm...bad examples?

Your first one is more bragging about the R160 subway cars themselves...conceding my point.

The 2nd one is apparently about how Rahmbo tried to create US jobs with a pork barrel protectionist rail project, but failed to receive sufficient qualified bids at home - and now has to solicit more global bids?
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As part of the process of seeking companies to manufacture the new 7000-series rail cars, the CTA will include a “U.S. employment” provision that will ask bidders to provide the number and type of new jobs they will create related to the production of the new rail cars. The provision will also ask bidders to outline their job recruitment and workforce training plans. “Our goal is to help create as many U.S. job opportunities as possible, and to encourage local opportunities wherever possible,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The CTA originally sought bids for the 7000-series cars in 2013, but received just two bid submissions. Earlier this year, the CTA opted to seek new bids in an effort to encourage a wider range of bids from rail-car manufacturers around the world.
So nothing to brag about here, period. But similar to Ethiopia - who must outsource technology because they can't insource it. That's not a nationalist accomplishment, that's a FAILURE.

3rd article is just about how local residents are happy they got light-rail running through their low-income hoods - not beating their chests about it (since they obviously didn't build it themselves).
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Addis Ababa/አዲስ አበባ
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Hmm...bad examples?

Your first one is more bragging about the R160 subway cars themselves...conceding my point.

The 2nd one is apparently about how Rahmbo tried to create US jobs with a pork barrel protectionist rail project, but failed to receive sufficient qualified bids at home - and now has to solicit more global bids?So nothing to brag about here, period. But similar to Ethiopia - who must outsource technology because they can't insource it. That's not a nationalist accomplishment, that's a FAILURE.

3rd article is just about how local residents are happy they got light-rail running through their low-income hoods - not beating their chests about it (since they obviously didn't build it themselves).
Does African succession annoy you?
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:26 AM
 
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Does African succession annoy you?

The Chinese are building infrastructure in Africa in exchange for natural resources, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Pinemon just want to remind you that this so-called "success" ain't something to be proud of.
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Addis Ababa/አዲስ አበባ
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The Chinese are building infrastructure in Africa in exchange for natural resources, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Pinemon just want to remind you that this so-called "success" ain't something to be proud of.
Natural resources are quite scarce in Ethiopia, but ok if that's what you think.
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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What would Chinese gain in the way of resources in Africa? Also their is a difference Ethiopia didn't have to say okay Chinese contractor you can build for this amount of money, or this percent of all sales (unless it's free) , It is like getting a new tattoo that you helped beand on your own skin or getting a gourmet meal that you helped prepare, of course you feel proud of yourself.
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Macao
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What would Chinese gain in the way of resources in Africa?
Like everywhere else, they take the resources, bring it to China, manufacture it into something extremely profitable, and make a **** load from it.

Africa has a ton of untapped resources. There are also tons of low-paid Chinese who are building all this infrastructure, who end up staying, setting up other businesses, and on and on. They'll probably be the ones later setting up contracts to move these resources in some capacity.
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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Is that true? Don’t South Africa or Nigeria have metro system?
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Lol, so credit goes to the consumer for making the "sovereign" decision to purchase, not the producer for actually making the product?

You buy a Toyota, therefore credit for that engineering marvel goes to you, and not Toyota?
You eat at a fine restaurant, therefore credit for the gourmet meal goes to you, and not the chef?
You buy an album, therefore credit for that music goes to you, and not the artist?

Seriously, what kind of mentality pats themself on the back and takes credit for a consumer product/service they merely purchased?

That was an amazing book I just read...damn I'm good!
This is stupid.....Does the Asian countries get credit for everything that they make and sale in America?
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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Is that true? Don’t South Africa or Nigeria have metro system?
Nigeria has metro systems under construction by the Chinese.

These days much of the rolling stock now being sold to public transportation authorities is made by Chinese companies. East Asia and Europe blow North America away in terms of public transportation!
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