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by continental004
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 501
Views: 26918

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

There’s that famed American can do spirit! "We've tried nothing and we're all out of ideas!" apparently the great American exceptionalism also applies to solving problems that most of the world already figured out. Not to get too jingoistic, but any American who sees this problem and thin...

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by continental004
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 501
Views: 26918

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

We as a society need to ACCEPT that COVID-19 is here to stay. his virus is obviously not going anyway, the cat has long left the bag. So what we as a society must do is to learn to LIVE with it. We need to go back to the OLD normal; we need to OPEN TF UP and UNCANCEL everything! Let’s end this socia...

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by continental004
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place
Replies: 43
Views: 1816

Re: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place

I love that it is still taking place. People exercising their freedom and not living in fear. I love that it is still taking place. People willing to ignore the safety of everyone around them, exercising their stupidity, and not living in the real world. There... I fixed it for you... The strong wi...

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by continental004
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place
Replies: 43
Views: 1816

Re: Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota Still Taking Place

I love that it is still taking place. People exercising their freedom and not living in fear.

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by continental004
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Radio City Chriatmas Rocketts in New York City Cancelled
Replies: 20
Views: 914

Re: Radio City Chriatmas Rocketts in New York City Cancelled

Another unnecessary cancellation over a little flu. smh

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by continental004
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions

I think it’s fabulous that those Germans have started protesting these draconian lockdowns.

btw, I support both anti-lockdown protests and BLM protests.

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by continental004
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially
Replies: 60
Views: 3285

Re: Texas (and Florida) to re-shut down partially

I believe it was a mistake for states that did not see a spike yet to lockdown too early. All it did was delay the inevitable while depleting the population's cooperation capital, which you then are short of when the real wave arrives. Lockdowns only flatten the curve, they do not stop the spread. ...

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by continental004
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4341

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

what I would like to know is why PRC will be potentially included in the list of clear countries, but not Taiwan or HK.

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by continental004
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States

I was in Tenerife in February when the calima (Saharan dust) hit the Canaries. It was....an experience. The sky was dusty with low visibility. I even got dust up my nose. Meanwhile Carnaval still carried on.

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by continental004
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/7/2020: JULY SHANKED;AA Exits ORH;AS Adds BOI-SFO,Drops MSY-SFO,SAN-SBP/SMF;NK Out of AVL;F9 PHLMCO 6x/day
Replies: 94
Views: 14846

Re: OAG Changes 6/7/2020: JULY SHANKED;AA Exits ORH;AS Adds BOI-SFO,Drops MSY-SFO,SAN-SBP/SMF;NK Out of AVL;F9 PHLMCO 6x

Didn't SAN-SBP just begin?

I see this route coming back once hotels, etc. open for in-state tourism. In the meantime there's Amtrak.

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by continental004
Mon May 25, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

Here in the US, we're almost at 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 as of now. Yet in 2017 the following numbers of people died from these causes, according to the CDC: 647,000 from heart disease 599,000 from cancer 160,000 from chronic lower respiratory diseases 121,000 from Alzheimer's 83,000 from diabe...

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by continental004
Mon May 25, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

Here in the US, we're almost at 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 as of now. Yet in 2017 the following numbers of people died from these causes, according to the CDC: 647,000 from heart disease 599,000 from cancer 160,000 from chronic lower respiratory diseases 121,000 from Alzheimer's 83,000 from diabet...

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by continental004
Mon May 25, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2852

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

The virus may be around forever, we need to LIVE again. Keep the old, weak and sick at home and May the rest of us keep on living.

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by continental004
Fri May 22, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Portugal seals final deal with TAP's private shareholders
Replies: 244
Views: 19966

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

What routes are most likely to be abandoned? Are they talking about giving up wide-body, narrow-body, or both? Given how disproportionally big TAP is for a country like Portugal, I think it is easy to achieve that: 1) The OPO hub. TAP was building OPO as a second hub with some connectivity and +15 ...

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by continental004
Thu May 21, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Shakespeare Globe Possibly Closing Due to COVID-19

So sad, I visited the Globe ten years ago during my study abroad.

We really need to reopen TF up. NOW!

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by continental004
Wed May 20, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 51141

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

I got to fly on an AF A380 from LAX to CDG this past September and got a seat on the upper deck. Sad end to this aircraft at AF.

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by continental004
Wed May 20, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3500

Re: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020

Makes sense. As tourists from the UK, Germany and the rest of Europe are discouraged from heading to Spain this summer, Volotea is taking advantage of the similarly captive Spanish domestic market.

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by continental004
Fri May 15, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

Re: We need to reopen now!

tommy1808 wrote:
continental004 wrote:
I support the lockdown protesters in the USA .


Anything beyond four weeks is your and your fellow "protesters" fault alone.


The lockdowns in Europe and China have lasted longer than that and there are no protesters to be found.

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by continental004
Fri May 15, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23945

We need to reopen now!

I am sick and tired of these fascist restrictions on our freedoms, our rights, and our lives. My heart hurts for all the people worldwide who have lost their jobs; especially those in the travel/tourism and aviation industries because the world went into lockdown for a virus that is fatal to just a ...

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by continental004
Mon May 11, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 8582

Re: Consequences of Trump's re-election

I would rather live under communism than another four years of Trump.

if he does win, I hope we Americans will have the balls to start a coup d’état to unseat him from power.

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by continental004
Sun May 10, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5865

Re: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
Time will tell but if you closing off more this can effect the economy


The world got locked down and look what’s happened. Devastation.

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by continental004
Sun May 10, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20
Replies: 21
Views: 5865

Re: China Southern: Wuhan to London Gatwick. June '20

Toinou wrote:
Thunderbolt500 wrote:
According to news the city of Wuhan is the center of the new virus they are screening airports


By June, either this will be over or this will have spread enough to make the city of origin a minor concern.


And now we know your second possibility has come to fruition.

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by continental004
Wed May 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 2199

Re: Jacinda Ardern, economy destroyer

Elite wrote:
You want your country to lose some income or to lose lives?


If we have to sacrifice a few to prevent economic depression, so be it.

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by continental004
Wed May 06, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 2199

Re: Jacinda Ardern, economy destroyer

Kiwirob wrote:
Elite wrote:
You want your country to lose some income or to lose lives?


The youngest person who has died in NZ is 62, almost everyone who died had some existing condition.


And that is why we need to reopen tf up now. Let the old and the vulnerable stay at home and let the rest of us live our lives again.

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by continental004
Wed May 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 2199

Re: Jacinda Ardern, economy destroyer

Aaron747 wrote:
jamincan wrote:
The title to this thread is highly inflammatory and heavily editorialized. Mods should really change it.


Par for the course with this user - he specializes in flamebait.


Am I wrong though? If 10% of the workforce is made redundant it could have dire consequences.

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by continental004
Wed May 06, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you spend an additional hour in a car to avoid COVID-19 hassle?
Replies: 25
Views: 1611

Re: Would you spend an additional hour in a car to avoid COVID-19 hassle?

What about those who don't drive? what about them? There is never any discussion about any long-distance bus or train travel in lieu of flying.

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by continental004
Wed May 06, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon
Replies: 52
Views: 2199

No open borders for New Zealand anytime soon

In response to a question about the country's tourism sector, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: "We will not have open borders for the rest of the world for a long time to come." "Tourism is one of New Zealand's biggest industries, directly employing almost 10% of the co...

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by continental004
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 51141

Re: Air France May Have To Permanently Cut Domestic Service by Half to Get Aid

This 100% makes sense. France has its fine TGV system which has been continuously improving; the only gaps where flying makes sense are to NCE, TLS and any east-west route across France.

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by continental004
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6107

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

I am cackling and awaiting his death. #thoughtsandprayers

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by continental004
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6045

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

We need to realize that humans are sometimes powerless against nature and we cannot always win. If we have to sacrifice some lives to get back to normal, so be it.

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by continental004
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia
Replies: 30
Views: 1703

Re: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia

It's shit like this that makes me ashamed to be a citizen of the United States of AmeriKKKa.

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by continental004
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 93
Views: 7849

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

When SQ still flew SIN-DME-IAH and SIN-BCN-GRU.

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by continental004
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?
Replies: 65
Views: 5546

Re: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?

I personally think the borders will remain closed as they are now for a minimum of another 12-18 months. Its not just Europe closed to USA visitors, its a two way street. In 18 months they will partially reopen, but significant restrictions will remain in place. If you are looking for life the way ...

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by continental004
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How can we better handle the next virus outbreak?
Replies: 47
Views: 2590

Re: How can we better handle the next virus outbreak?

Lessons we should learn from Covid19: Stop global travelling! This pandemic wouldn't have happened if people travelled only within their own regions. From now on here's how it should be: People from Europe can only travel within Europe, people from Asia can only travel within Asia, people from Nort...

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by continental004
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6045

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

The hallmark of our species is being adaptable. Probably a ways to go for you in that department, no? If we are an adaptable species, then we ought to adapt to the FACT that the virus is here and here to STAY. the strong will survive. That attitude is unacceptable and unconscionable to the millions...

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by continental004
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6045

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

OP here and I am sick of this shit. I want to go out again. I want to work again. I want to travel again. I want to LIVE again. The hallmark of our species is being adaptable. Probably a ways to go for you in that department, no? If we are an adaptable species, then we ought to adapt to the FACT th...

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by continental004
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6045

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

OP here and I am sick of this shit. I want to go out again. I want to work again. I want to travel again. I want to LIVE again.

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by continental004
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run
Replies: 76
Views: 2773

Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders ends Presidental primary run

I'm ashamed to be a citizen of the United States of AmeriKKKa.

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by continental004
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6045

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

petertenthije wrote:
Stop banning drugs, people will use it anyway


Actually we should decriminialize drugs.

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by continental004
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6045

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

Seriously though, let the olds die. It'll save us taxpayers countless $$$ if we don't have to pay for so many pensions.

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by continental004
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6045

Re: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
As a substantially smarter than average human


Sure Jan.

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by continental004
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?
Replies: 145
Views: 6045

Why are we going so hard against nature fighting Covid-19 like we are doing?

In the wild, in nature; the old, weak and sick are the first to die. The gene pool then gets strengthened. We humans are no exception. So we need to give up these draconian and communist restrictions on our movement and open up the world and our economy again. The strong will survive. There's no way...

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by continental004
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146954

Re: DY about to go bust?

DY shares are down 27% the last two days on the Oslo Stock Exchange because of urgent worries about the airline's dire liquidity situation, exacerbated by Corona virus fears and Boeing compensation uncertainty. The airline has already been through two emergency offerings the last year. Talks in Nor...

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by continental004
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111361

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

RIP Kobe and Gianna .... he is a true hero to so many of us here in LAX

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by continental004
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019

An increase of 6% over 2018; the 7th busiest airport in France. Great news for my current local airport! Article (in French): https://www.dna.fr/region/2020/01/21/infographie-9-millions-de-passagers-en-2019-a-l-euroairport-nouveau-record (maybe a stupid question, but anyway...) is the 6% increase c...

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by continental004
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019

[*]

devron wrote:
Better food options would be great. I don't like this airport.


tbh I agree with you re: the food options

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by continental004
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019

https://www.dna.fr/region/2020/01/21/in ... eau-record
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An increase of 6% over 2018; the 7th busiest airport in France. Great news for my current local airport!

Article (in French):

https://www.dna.fr/region/2020/01/21/in ... eau-record

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by continental004
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 79
Views: 9209

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

"Latinx" is not a word.

PERIODT.

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by continental004
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Walmart Exec Greg Foran to head Air New Zealand
Replies: 16
Views: 4062

Re: Former Walmart Exec Greg Foran to head Air New Zealand

GAG. He best not Walmartize this airline; too many or American taxpayers’ dollars go to provide welfare benefits for too many of their employees while they refuse to pay a living wage or provide proper benefits.

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