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These people should be in an insane asylum.
There is no reason to interact with them, they are gone, looney tunes.
This is going to end badly.

Those people are no more delusional that most of the "JCs" I worked for.

Example, from the pump seal company, over forty years ago:

-reality: their bread and butter product, in the late 70s, was a seal design they had been making since the 1940s. It required a lot of material, usually tungsten carbide and 316 stainless, had a lot of parts, required a lot of machining and assembly. Result, it was expensive.

-delusion; whenever they lost a project, it was always because the competition did something underhanded, never that the company's products were uncompetitive. When they lost a big paper mill project to Chesterton, I saw the VP of marketing, the national sales manager and the manager of OEM/Project marketing (the department I worked in), walking shoulder to shoulder, all saying Chesterton had bribed people to win the job. When they lost another big job, I saw the same three, walking in the same formation, all saying "Borg Warner took a dive on the price because their seal isn't established in the industry, and Crane matched them".

Delusional. That company slowly circled the drain until it was bought by Duriron. Duriron was later folded into Flowserve. Flowserve's HQ is in Houston. While the pump seal company's engineering and production were maintained in Kalamazoo, the honchos that had run that company into the ground were shown the door, rather than moving down to the HQ in Houston.

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