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Re: Bad choice

Look at the subject....much more up Bleustein's alley.Buell is a brilliant engineer but his merger with HD was precisely so he could rely on Harley for this type of expertise(at which they excell)while he concentrates on engineering innovation(at which he excells).
 

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Re: Bad choice

A ha you fool! You've become victim of one of the classical blunders (the most important of which is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia") but only slightly less well known is "Never attempt to use logic when the person you're dealing with is simply using the thread as a vehicle to denigrate HD". :)
 

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Re: Bad choice

i've been reading news posts on this site for a long time, but despite being a registered user, i never felt the need to post anything. this is about the funniest post i have read to date. thanks for brightening up my afternoon.
 

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D'you know.. the funny bit about this is that Gore's claims about the internet, (that he was instrumental in setting it up), are true.

Having said that, I reckon that to represent motorcyclists Gore would have nominated pets.com
 

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Don't dis Gore

I can just see Shrubby trying to actually RIDE a Hardley...."duuuuhhhh, where's the gas pedal? *CRASH* Hey, was this thang made by terraists?"

(Flame suit on...and no, I didn't vote for Gore either)
 

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Is this anything like the Enron executives writing energy policy?

So now we have an HD executive writing industrial policy, great....

So I guess we'll be seeing tarriffs on foreign bikes over 700cc pretty soon....

-peter-
 

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Re: Is this anything like the Enron executives writing energy policy?

I don't know whether this is meant to be a joke or not. However there is a trade war brewing over the 30% import tarrif on steel imposed recently by Bush. Apparently one of the ways the EU is proposing to respond to this is by imposing significant import tarrifs on Harleys.
 

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Re: Is this anything like the Enron executives writing energy policy?

I was only referring to the tariffs that were imposed by the US in the 80s. If I remember correctly, these tariffs were to mainly to protect Harley, which at the time was facing some pretty tough times, and was close to going bankrupt.

Anyway, I do not know if there are tariffs on American bikes in other countries, there probably are, but that doesnt make it right. IMHO, tariffs are stupid economically in all cases. (as an example see recent steel tariff) I have no problems with unions, etc, my problem is with the Bush government making policy based on what some large campaign contributors say. I wont even go into the fact that Bush wasn't even elected, but placed into office by the 5 treasonous (sp?) members of the Supreme Court.... but I digress.

anyway, to get back to the topic, Harley is a successful company, but putting their executives (or the execs of any company) into policy making positions is wrong.

hey, shouldnt we be discussing bikes??

-peter-
 
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