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Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:57 am

Courtesy: WLS-TV

Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4013962
 
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RE: Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:59 am

Well let's not hope they re-launch the birds in situ, otherwise all the money would have been spent in vain pepping them up to have them be splattered on a windshield or by a prop Big grin
 
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RE: Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:59 am

Still sad to see the airport go, but I'm glad that it's being used (at least partially) for a good cause....

It could be MUCH worse... and I like birds  Smile

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RE: Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:12 am

At least birds are aviation related...the source of man's dream of flight. Kind of appropriate I think.
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RE: Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:18 am

Good taxpayer money at work  sarcastic .

Seriously, America treats its animals better than their children, bird hospital? WTF, millions of people have no healthcare and they are building a bird hospital? give me a break.
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RE: Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:27 am

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 3):
At least birds are aviation related...the source of man's dream of flight. Kind of appropriate I think.

that's what I was thinking....

Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 2):
and I like birds

me too..

I lived in a building called Lake Point Tower.....my condo faced east and south...

back when Meigs was operating, planes would always take off towards the building, every now and then, one would look like it was going to hit straight into my condo..... simply amazing!

too bad I never took advantage of it.. Sad
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RE: Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:27 am

The Daly delimma over the sorry events at Meigs just keeps unfolding in ever more ridiculous ways.
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RE: Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:23 am

Step 1: close down Meigs Field...
Step 2: Have Mr. Trump come to the city to build...
Step 3: Have Mr. Trump build casino's on runway 13 and a parking lot on runway 36.

I see step 3 happening pretty soon, and maybe a 3rd airport.....
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RE: Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:18 am

Don't be surprised if sometimes soon, in the dark of night, Daley sends bulldozers in to eradicate the bird hospital in the name of national security.

Quoting Luisca (Reply 4):
Seriously, America treats its animals better than their children, bird hospital? WTF, millions of people have no healthcare and they are building a bird hospital? give me a break.

Many types of birds are endangered and get caught up in things that man make or creates. Therefore, its only reasonable that they get helped and rehabilitated by the specie that caused the problem. If millions of people have no healthcare, then they can get off their welfare asses and get a job. I would rather see my taxpayer dollars go to ecological and environmental safety than to prop up a crackwhore who is too lazy to take care of her 3 crackbabies.



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RE: Part Of Meigs Field Terminal To Be Bird Hospital

Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:24 am

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 8):
If millions of people have no healthcare, then they can get off their welfare asses and get a job

That's not how it works. There are untold numbers of hardworking people out there who simply can't afford their own health insurance and their employer can not afford to provide it for them.

One reason for troubles with companies like UA, NW, DL, Ford, GM, Dana, and every other company across this country is a rise in health care coverage for their employees. Granted that is only one problem of many but it is definitely a major problem.

As far as Meigs goes, Daly saw it as a terrorist threat. I wonder what will happen if one of the birds at the new bird hospital turns up with the bird flu or westnile virous.

Taking that airport the way he did was wrong. I am very fortunate that I got the opportunity fly in and out of there as a pilot. I wish it was still there. So many other cities have airports located downtown in close proximity to their tall buildings, why wasn't there a push to close all of those airports down.
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