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23 May 2016

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BradC

Welcome back! The co-pilot sounds pretty lame. Good thing he did not spill the drink all over the console controls - or maybe he did!

rl crabb

Glad to hear that Egypt wasn't on your itinerary.

Bob Hobert

George,

Your experience on AA is a prime reason I retired 4 years early - I was ashamed of the service we provided and had no control over it. Some airlines have improved, but not AA. The Captain has zero authority to do anything. Well, maybe tell the FO to sit on it, but even then he is not in command of the crew. The FO should eat some for this. You are dealing with 30,000 employees who feel no loyalty to the customer or the company. The unions and management are to blame, as are the employees. I just flew home from Salt Lake on another airline - 10 hours total in terminals or on airplanes. Nuts.

Todd Juvinall

I was OK with AA to Puerto Vallarta and back. You just had some drunk or high people on your route. LOL!

BradC

Todd, yeah, that one sounds like a booze cruize. Just open the bar and everyone is good to go!

Todd Juvinall

People don't feel the bumps as much when they are loaded.

BradC

;) When the plane is spiraling out of control, they just think they got the spins from drinking too fast;)

Todd Juvinall

LOL!

Paul Emery

This is what our freedom loving Republican Senate is up to. Here's evidence as to why I'm voting Libertarian:

"A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senate’s annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability to demand individuals’ email data and possibly web-surfing history from their service providers without a warrant and in complete secrecy.

If passed, the change would expand the reach of the FBI’s already highly controversial national security letters. The FBI is currently allowed to get certain types of information with NSLs—most commonly information about the name, address, and call information associated with a phone number or details about a bank account."

https://theintercept.com/2016/05/26/secret-text-in-senate-bill-would-give-fbi-warrantless-access-to-email-records/

Bill Tozer

Paul, they need that provision to keep tabs on that Dozer character. Nah, just kidding. We are not that important, us hicks covered with tics living in yonder sticks. Some may disagree with my assessment....because they are under the illusion that they are indeed that important. What, me worry?

Bill Tozer

BTW, reports that TSA Security Administrator Kelly Hogan was fired is wrong, wrong, wrong. Only the part about the 90k bonus for failing 95% of the security check tests is true.
Nope, Hogan was removed from the position and is receiving full pay as he is awaiting to be "reassigned" to another position. No position is currently available, but his checks just keep on coming. A 95% failure rate is worth more than a measly $90,000.00 bonus. No word if he plans to give it back or sue because it wasn't' nearly enough. Wonder if Lois Lerner is still on the payroll.
Heard they cannot fire Hogan anyway. It would be mean to send him out into the cold cruel world of the private sector. Or, maybe he could become a lobbyist after his stint as a public servant with many more unearned bonuses padding his retirement. Poor man. He is the victim here....a victim of his own ineptitude.

Bill Tozer

Interesting stats about the Muslim mindset in Europe. Yes, it's dated March, 2016, but I believe no apology is in order.

http://www.politico.eu/article/brussels-attacks-terrorism-europe-muslims-brussels-attacks-airport-metro/

George Rebane

BillT 951pm - Mr Tozer, I understand your point about the new revelation that Hogan does not have to look for a new job. But we may still consider him 'fired', as first reported, from his position as security chief. This case illustrates the problem with all government scumbags and incompetents that make up almost all of its workforce. As civil servants they literally cannot be fired for anything short of a felony, else they will sue, and either be restored or put on easy street with an outlandish award. And this is the institution to which the loony Left wants to give additional powers and responsibilities??

Bill Tozer

Dr. Rebane.
Excellent catch of my real point, the larger issue. Yes, the dude has been removed and yes, he is still on the taxpayers' Gravey Train until death do us part.

The Left is puzzled by us knuckledraggers on at least two main points,
1) They say we on the Right do not trust government. Very puzzling to them, almost incomprehensible.
2). The Left cannot comprehend why us inbred ignoramuses are fearful of socialism. I can only reply with two experiements that do make me fearful. Stalin and Mao, off the top of me noggin. Ok, Venezuela and Cuba to be more up with the times and closer to home.

BradC

Dr. R - saw this on Yubanet and thought you might be interested,

http://yubanet.com/scitech/Doubling-down-on-Schr-dinger-s-cat.php

fish

Posted by: Bill Tozer | 27 May 2016 at 09:47 AM

Remember Bill to the left government isn't the mere administration of the states business. To the left government is the embodiment of their faith (Although I consider President Chair Warmer to be a pretty mediocre "Big Brother"). Much like the Catholic Church to would shuffle around pedophile priests when their crimes drew too much publicity, the government will keep Mr. Hoggan around until the public has another shiny object upon which to fixate and then place him in a another well compensated, yet probably unnecessary position well out of the limelight.

George Rebane

BradC 951am - thanks for that heads up Mr C. Yes, we are waiting for the first hardware demonstration of error correction in quantum computing, and perhaps this new approach will open the door. If so, look for a big quantum (sic) leap in the progress toward practical quantum computers.

Bill Tozer

Europeans aren't the only ones fed up with their government. Ah, the land of Cotton. Sing it brother Tom.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/watch-cotton-blasts-harry-reids-bitter-vulgar-incoherent-ramblings/article/2592274

Bill Tozer

On topic.

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110/851061998361172/?type=3&theater

Russ Steele

Number of the week

In nearly 60 percent of U.S. counties, more businesses closed their doors than opened them from 2010 through 2014 — a severe entrepreneurial slump during what was supposedly an economic recovery.

That finding comes from a new analysis of census data from the Economic Innovation Group, a research and advocacy group backed by a tech-heavy group of investors, including Napster co-founder Sean Parker. In most of the country, closings outpaced openings, a trend driven mostly by a steep drop in startups. Meanwhile, a relative handful of counties, mostly those in big metropolitan areas, accounted for most of the new businesses that were formed during the period.

The findings aren’t necessarily a surprise. Nationally, entrepreneurship rates have been falling for three decades, a worrisome trend that economists don’t fully understand. But the report emphasizes how economic opportunity is becoming increasingly concentrated in the biggest cities, while smaller cities and rural areas struggle.

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Economists need to look at the rapid rise of business inhibiting regulations that started in the late 1970s and is accelerating today. It is harder and harder to start a business today than it was before the regulatory onslaught that started in the 1970s.

George Rebane

RussS 447pm - Indeed Russ, those are the unacknowledged facts to whom only crickets are sent to respond.

Todd Juvinall

Trump is coming to Sac Executive on Wednesday. Sign up for tickets at donaldjtrump.com. I am going

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