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by commpilot
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12273

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see. I'm not sure southwest would want to go into Alaska cause I don't believe most of their aircraft have the right...

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by commpilot
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans
Replies: 23
Views: 4170

Re: Midwest wins lawsuit against Elite, continues comeback plans

727LOVER wrote:
It shall never be........



It never was.......

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by commpilot
Thu May 21, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 7 hour Southwest Flight from HNL-DAL
Replies: 6
Views: 2190

Re: 7 hour Southwest Flight from HNL-DAL

It was definitely an empty maintenance repo flight. SWA has flown it before as their final leg of the FAA test flights.

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by commpilot
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49810

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

.....Ponzi Scheme..... How did people give money for this absurd idea. It is a terrible plan and always will be. It would have bee cheaper to keep the old YX alive with reinvestment and actual management.

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by commpilot
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question regarding US Navy aircraft type
Replies: 16
Views: 1868

Re: Question regarding US Navy aircraft type

One of the missions of the USAF and USN aircraft is flight support for US Embassy and Consulate staff. Sometimes they move people around, especially the USMC guards. Sometimes it is logistics like US mail that comes in one military flights. Sometimes it is something as simple a US food items availa...

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by commpilot
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13856

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

That whole proposal is the best thing I have read this year.

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by commpilot
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13856

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

It’s big, it’s safe, it’s cost effective and it’s comfortable. Each one of our 747 aircraft will be equipped alike, having 539 Economy Class seats on the lower deck and 42 Office Class seats on the upper deck, for a total number of 581 seats. 28 inch seat pitch?? Page 5 is a good laugh...JFK MIA ope...

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by commpilot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 103187

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

Nean1 wrote:
Twelve years and 5 billions dollars later ...


And still on a better track and budget than Berlin.

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by commpilot
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49810

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

Ponzi scheme? We are almost half-way through December, are there any updates on the launch of ticket sales? That's what I said and people here can't stand it. When someone starts a company and gives little to no info expect big promises about economic investment along with verifiable false claims, ...

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by commpilot
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest employee dances, listens to music on headphones while de-icing.
Replies: 19
Views: 5902

Re: Southwest employee dances, listens to music on headphones while de-icing.

Karlsands wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
He’ll be written up I’m sure lol

No he won’t


He hasn't been and won't be...

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by commpilot
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest employee dances, listens to music on headphones while de-icing.
Replies: 19
Views: 5902

Re: Southwest employee dances, listens to music on headphones while de-icing.

spdbrd007 wrote:
Where in the entire article that you listed, does it he was listening to music?



Keep reading....

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by commpilot
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49810

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

https://biztimes.com/first-destinations ... lines/?amp




Extended Legroom??? How can he get away with that lie. No row in a CRJ-200 in full 50 seat configuration has or can have extended Legroom.


Dupe.


Yep...it's all a Ponzi scheme.
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F27500 wrote:
commpilot wrote:
mke717spotter wrote:



Extended Legroom??? How can he get away with that lie. No row in a CRJ-200 in full 50 seat configuration has or can have extended Legroom.


Dupe.


Yep...it's all a Ponzi scheme.

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by commpilot
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49810

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

Some more tidbits: https://biztimes.com/first-destinations-announced-for-return-of-midwest-express-airlines/?amp The Midwest Express flights will be offered on 50-seat Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft, including the plane on display at the press conference on Wednesday. “The nice thing about the airplan...

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by commpilot
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28437

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

I would put a lot of it on AA 4184, the 25th anniversary which is coming up in two days on Halloween. I remember the night clearly because I was living in Champaign, IL at the time and we tried trick or treating in the same storm, it was a horrible night. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Eagl...

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by commpilot
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prinair is back
Replies: 38
Views: 9333

Re: Look who's back!!......Prinair!!!!

OOOO.....King Air 100!

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by commpilot
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151217

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

Where exactly is he getting these pilots from to launch earlier? Hmmm :scratchchin: There is a West Coast regional with +650 E170/190 type rated pilots that just lost out on an extension for flying 36 E175's for a US major. Good source of pilots All those pilots could be absorbed by the major carri...

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by commpilot
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta below wing employee arrested for stealing $250K in cash
Replies: 30
Views: 6834

Re: Delta below wing employee arrested for stealing $250K in cash

The Federal Reserve ships a TON of cash around between NYC and major US Cities. You never hear about it because people generally aren't that stupid and the armored truck that drops it off is usually making sure nothing happens to it.

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by commpilot
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheboygan airport getting int'l traffic- who?
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Re: Sheboygan airport getting int'l traffic- who?

Kohler has a Global Express and G4...Europe and Asia. Not to mention Whistling Straights Golf Course is world renowned. The project was green lighted by the old governor.

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by commpilot
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)
Replies: 38
Views: 6903

Re: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)

For the amount of DOD flying SWA does on a near daily basis, it is probably very easy to have gotten services in such a non standard diversion.

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by commpilot
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 12575

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

Just like SkyWest did way back when this was a "new" plane.

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by commpilot
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange flight path over Hong Kong
Replies: 5
Views: 2376

Re: Strange flight path over Hong Kong

Calibration checks....those are 2 standard procedure turns...1 for each localizer.

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by commpilot
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 49810

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

GRR is probably a Meijer contract as just MKE GRR won't work without significant feed from major cities.

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by commpilot
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 12559

Re: Cathay Pacific ceo Rupert hogg resigns

PlymSpotter wrote:
Not unexpected, but still somewhat concerning. Underhand government intervention is never a good thing.


Especially when it's comes to major Chinese companies that are forced into joining the party or you don't operate. Everything is state run one way or another.

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by commpilot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 3871

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

SWA flight numbers don't mean squat as a majority of them are multi stop thru flights. 1 SWA flight number can have anywhere from 1 to 5 cities past the first stop. Adults need to grow up and stop trying to get free money for BS they didn't earn. The complaint was about a dumb FA so send SWA an ema...

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by commpilot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 9303

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

How many airlines actually require some soft of medical documentation from passengers who want to have an emotional support animal. I know the law allows them to require it, but does not force it. I'm wondering if most don't require it and maybe they should. That would certainly cut down on the num...

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by commpilot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 3871

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

SWA flight numbers don't mean squat as a majority of them are multi stop thru flights. 1 SWA flight number can have anywhere from 1 to 5 cities past the first stop. Adults need to grow up and stop trying to get free money for BS they didn't earn. The complaint was about a dumb FA so send SWA an emai...

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by commpilot
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Free flights on F9 if your last name is Green/Greene
Replies: 13
Views: 2349

Re: Free flights on F9 if your last name is Green/Greene

They have a problem canceling or severely delaying flights so good luck trying to get your money or even the flight.

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by commpilot
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 6869

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Seems to have worked for Elite and Contour! Elite has a very small foot print for a unique set of city pairs that will pay for direct service along the east coast. Their CalJet branded operation failed. Contour isn't anything other than a recent operation set up by Corporate Flight Management (Once...

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by commpilot
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 6869

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Who conned people to invest in this failure before it began? The people who are in charge of this pipe dream have zero clue about what the airline industry is today and what lessons were learned in the collapse of the real Midwest many years ago. This being a virtual airline is the same way the othe...

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by commpilot
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 44521

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

Come on A.net..if it isn't MIA it has to be MKE! :P

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by commpilot
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsuitex new 8 August
Replies: 37
Views: 5364

Re: Jetsuitex new 8 August

They already announced Paine field flights. Looks like they are merging both companies into one. Looks like big things are about to happen. Excerpt from filing Since Delux has complied with the requirements of Part 215, we acknowledge the registration of the trade name “JSX Air” by Delux for use in...

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by commpilot
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Destination 225
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Re: Southwest Airlines Destination 225

This is complete crap and reeks of nepotism. There are 15+ regionals in the US with thousands of pilots that would kill for the chance to even interview at Southwest and would make great Southwest pilots. Southwest rarely even hires 135 pilots but now they are bringing on 700 plus people that have ...

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by commpilot
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Destination 225
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Re: Southwest Airlines Destination 225

Waiting for DL to start something for people off the street, but how does one financially support themselves while in training? Save enough to barely get through the first year until you're a CFI then live with roommates and scrap by with hope to get a real job someday..American Dream, Big Debt, Bi...

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by commpilot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Destination 225
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Southwest Airlines Destination 225

https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-424146113c6f2a2eebe84fb61d8698d9-southwest-airlines-launches-new-pilot-pathways-program Aug 1, 2019 Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today launches an innovative career program called Destination 225° which provides pathways to becoming a competitively qu...

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by commpilot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 45
Views: 13479

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

Bring back Sky King with a King sized plane?

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by commpilot
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA diversion to Yuma
Replies: 27
Views: 5005

Re: AA diversion to Yuma

It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.

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by commpilot
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

SuseJ772 wrote:
I don’t get why Southwest is so much slower to release schedules than the big 3. Even with out the Max situation.


To tailor the fleet to maximum ROI and most people aren't booking tickets more than 6 months out.

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by commpilot
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

The MAX won't fly before Spring for any airline Really? I'm just speechless by that It will take months for Boeing to correct the software and then vet the heck out of it before the FAA and CAA will sign off the plane. Then you the matter of the airlines and insurance companies that will demand a b...

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by commpilot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

The MAX won't fly before Spring for any airline

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by commpilot
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: July 7 DL583 DTW-PVG uses A332?
Replies: 9
Views: 2339

Re: July 7 DL583 DTW-PVG uses A332?

DTW-PVG is 6,202 NM ....7,137 is SM

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by commpilot
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN State Theme Jets Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3095

Re: WN State Theme Jets Question

The state planes also have to do with being the airline that flies the most passengers in that state.

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by commpilot
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 31515

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

They are probably doing this because SWA went into California heavy handed with the California One ramp up. Also AS codeshares with AA so it is one way for AA and their frequent flyers to work around the Wright Amendment.

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by commpilot
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 17340

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Is it normal for "maintenance and heavy refurbishments" to take almost 7 months to complete? Article is saying it left for China on January 1, 2019 and has been there ever since. New cabins get installed when the plane gets stripped to the bones for normal heavy MX checks so yes 6 months ...

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by commpilot
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 6304

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

Does the FAA monitor these type of aircraft like they do a scheduled airline ? These are passangers carrying planes which should be subject to strict inspections by the FAA. The oversight by regional FSDOs into any for hire operation is low at best. There are plenty of passenger charter firms who p...

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by commpilot
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 6304

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

The King Air 65 was the beginning of the family. It is a very under preforming airplane by today's standards. Depending on the model of 65 it either had a Take Off Gross Weight of 9,000lb or 9,300lbs. If it was a true military surplus version that wasn't pressurized and stripped to a bare cargo cabi...

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by commpilot
Fri May 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 3136

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

Once this is done ATSG will probably close up at ILN and the city will be stuck with an empty airport. It is easier to airline crews around to CVG than ILN.

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by commpilot
Mon May 20, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 114
Views: 21049

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

So what will these same day business markets be that desperately needs service again? MSN, ATW, GRB, CWA, DLH, ESC, SAW, IDW, RHI, MKG, GRR, FNT, LAN, PIT, CMH, RDU, DSM, OMA or SDF? None of these old Skyway/Midwest routes can survive without metropolis feeds from the actual major business cities in...

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by commpilot
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384496

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

So a blue stripe and the globe will be 3 tone blue, literally just replacing the gold with another shade of blue?

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by commpilot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 114
Views: 21049

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

They will fail if they use RJ’s. They will fail period. The real airline execs with all their experience would be running the biz model if it was highly successful, but as history has shown us...it's a huge failure. Who is giving the money to just pay themselves? You may prove right, BUT, it's wort...

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