One's Observations

A collection of some things I observe along the way.


"China supplanted the U.S. as the world’s largest auto market after its 2009 vehicle sales jumped 46 percent, ending more than a century of American dominance that started with the Model T Ford."

"The nation’s sales of passenger cars, buses and trucks rose to 13.6 million, the fastest pace in at least 10 years, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. In the U.S., sales slumped 21 percent to 10.4 million, the fewest since 1982, according to Autodata Corp." (
Bloomberg Article)


Anonymous said...

"Oh, I know I need to torque this bolt to xxx/xxx, but why bother? The union won't let me get fired and somebody else will pick up the slack anyway." Americans, especially government or government protected workers, live for two things: Quitting time and payday. Lib'ral Berkeley-setters have pretty much bred the competitiveness out of U.S. manufacturing. But people with these same attitudes want $60-$70 an hour for this kind of work ethic, and like it or not, it's cost us! We're not so great any more because we don't want to be. There are others in the world who are hungry and aching to BE the greatness we once were. Your post is an excellent example.


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