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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8480

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

usxguy wrote:
Anyone know the value of the deposits put on the Airbii ordered by VX?


Yes but I can't share it.

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8480

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

[That's interesting about the MAX 10. I figured they'd be more interested in those than the 9s. Shows what I know. It seems like no matter how good of offer Boeing makes AS for more MAXs, it won't be enough to keep them as an exclusive 737 operator. What I've heard more often than not is "Boei...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8480

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

Their fleet plans would be interesting. Does the max issues in the past linger into their fleet planning. Keep in mind that after the acquisition of VX, the goal was to have a fleet decision made in around 18 months. We're nearly 4 years removed from the announcement that VX was being purchased, an...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8480

AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

Congrats to my co-workers on a great 2019! Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported fourth quarter 2019 GAAP net income of $181 million, or $1.46 per diluted share, compared to $23 million, or $0.19 per diluted share in 2018. Excluding the impact of merger-related costs and mark-to-market fu...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18982

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

scbriml wrote:
wjcandee wrote:
Haven't heard that trademark used since my last Eastern 727 flight half a lifetime ago.


"Whisperjet" and "727" - words that don't belong together! :rotfl:


They sure did go together when the B727 was new technology in the 60s!

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Father tells Warren: ‘Those of Us Who Did the Right Thing Get Screwed?’
Replies: 75
Views: 2394

Re: Father tells Warren: ‘Those of Us Who Did the Right Thing Get Screwed?’

The entire society will be richer and more well off if student debt it forgiven. Sucks for some right here and now, but stuff like this will boost the economy over time. If the argument is that people, the economy, and society all benefit from having no payments to make on their education, then why...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Father tells Warren: ‘Those of Us Who Did the Right Thing Get Screwed?’
Replies: 75
Views: 2394

Re: Father tells Warren: ‘Those of Us Who Did the Right Thing Get Screwed?’

The entire society will be richer and more well off if student debt it forgiven. Sucks for some right here and now, but stuff like this will boost the economy over time. If the argument is that people, the economy, and society all benefit from having no payments to make on their education, then why...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jahre Viking Oil Tanker: The Largest in the World
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Jahre Viking Oil Tanker: The Largest in the World

It wasn't as effective as a tanker as it was later as a floating storage platform, really.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Father tells Warren: ‘Those of Us Who Did the Right Thing Get Screwed?’
Replies: 75
Views: 2394

Re: Father tells Warren: ‘Those of Us Who Did the Right Thing Get Screwed?’

The problem isn't so much the relief from debt, but how it's amassed in the first place. Government needs to get out of the student loan business entirely and let prospective students apply for loans, showing why they're a good risk, what their plan is for a return on that investment that will allow...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 52141

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

I thought everything was going to be common use at all the gates so why would AS have any of their own monitors at the gates? You'd have to talk to my IT Field Service guys about that; all I know is we received a shipment of nearly 600 of the 22" Dell monitors for the call center agents, and 2...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/19/2020:UA Exits CLE-DCA/LGA;DL Opens MIA Hub;B6 Cuts 9 Routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13207

Re: OAG Changes 1/19/2020:UA Exits CLE-DCA/LGA;DL Opens MIA Hub;B6 Cuts 9 Routes

enilria wrote:
I think B6 and AS have the same strategy: buy the other one.


I'm curious to know why you feel either, let alone both, want that.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 52141

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

There will be an open house for T2 on February 4th from 4pm-8:30pm. https://facebook.com/events/s/farewell-to-terminal-2/1109061046108959/?ti=as Heard from an Alaska employee that they're moving to T3N on the 3rd. Close. The official day one at T3N is 2/5; the 40" FIDS screens are in my office...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19742

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

In 18 months, of these additions, only MIASLC and MIAMCO will remain, and MIAMCO will be down to 2X daily. You think there is going to be a recession by then? I don't see how these adds will be so costly that they can't sustain them as long as the core hubs are doing well. They lose way more money ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19742

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

In 18 months, of these additions, only MIASLC and MIAMCO will remain, and MIAMCO will be down to 2X daily.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40568

Re: Jetblue senior leadership meeting at LGB

It’s worth noting that this AS meeting has been planned for some time, but remarks in a previous meeting (there’s a series of them around the system) indicated something was afoot.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40568

Re: Jetblue senior leadership meeting at LGB

Not saying it’s related but there’s a big AS employee meeting in SEA tomorrow and rumor is there will be some big announcement. Specifically told not a merger but definitely something media-worthy. Maybe a partnership?

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56888

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

ATLANTA, GA - PR NEWSWIRE "We thank the residents of Los Angeles for participating in our profit sharing event today where we gave away thousands of gallons of fuel.", said a Delta spokesperson. "We are thrilled to be a part of the Los Angeles community." I hereby declare you wi...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28838

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

Of course it will cost DL money to switch from an A321neo to an A321XLR. DL has plenty of time before they would need to pull the trigger. It usually doesn’t cost anything to switch options from one type to another. Confirmed orders are another story, but for a customer like DL, I can’t see Airbus ...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28838

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

Well you should be surprised because it doesn't cost DL anything to do it and E. Bastian didn't. Strange isn't it? :) Of course it will cost DL money to switch from an A321neo to an A321XLR. DL has plenty of time before they would need to pull the trigger. It usually doesn’t cost anything to switch...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28838

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

AS desperately wants NSA/NMA/whatever; they need 757 payload and better than 757 range in whatever is developed, and very low operating costs. Absent anything new from Boeing in the next month, there's a possibility of a future fleet replacement order from them in mid to late February after the BOD ...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*
Replies: 54
Views: 2689

Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*

Palpatine tells Rey that if she kills him, his spirit will flow into her making her the evil Empress. Well, she kills him and.....bupkis. She's still sweet, likable Rey. Perhaps she exploited a loophole, in that technically she didn't kill him. She didn't stab him with a lightsaber or anything like...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13019

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

The biggest value WN offers isn’t bags – it’s the lack of a change fee. Even if you get a normal economy ticket on the legacies, the change fee is $200+ and the difference in fare. That alone effectively makes normal economy tickets “use it or lose it” conditions, much like basic economy. Only when...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13019

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

Just based on the names, my money is on all them doing is introducing a no change/non refundable fare. And, perhaps, last to board. But the thing everyone is missing about Basic Economy or the equivalent is that it's not so much about matching others, but rather, giving customers an opportunity to ...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13019

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

WN won't mess with the free bags in a Basic Economy scenario; they'd just make the "Wanna Get Away" fares the new BE fare, then price the new "Wanna Get Away" fares around $10-30 higher each way. The difference is, the BE fares would be valid for that flight, that day only, and n...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13019

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

So, usflyguy, can you help me understand why I routinely get either the very end of the B or beginning of the C group whenever I check in right at the 24 hour mark on my purchased WN tickets?

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11716

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

The ticket counters are a holdover from the old stagecoach days, and today while they primarily handle check-ins and bag drops, they are there for special services like pets, unaccompanied minors, large/oversized baggage, and so on, along with reaccommodations for IRROPS etc. Ticket sales are not ty...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?
Replies: 44
Views: 7600

Re: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?

As my friend always says, “When boarding, turn left or turn around.”

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10973

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

aeromoe wrote:
Why is Alaska Airlines still wearing this slogan on the 737s since the Airbuses have been in the fleet for some time now?


Funny, it doesn't say that on any of the Airbus, E175, or Q400 equipment.

I wonder why? :duck:

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta launches operations center expansion in SEA
Replies: 25
Views: 5857

Re: Delta launches operations center expansion in SEA

WPvsMW wrote:
The only reason I pay for Clear is to deal with TSA lines at SEA.


Same here. CLEAR is practically a requirement for anyone going to/from SEA regularly.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 13185

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

I got another scenario, not saying it will happen but probably more likely than WN. UA is still flying CLE-DCA and LGA, 5 daily each. UA trade 5 DCA and 5 LGA slots to AA for 13 Kennedy slots. UA launch 7 SFO and 6 LAX. AA wouldn't sell JFK slots to anyone who wanted to fly a premium transcon produ...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20486

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

So, how is it that McGee isn't a good place to work because they sometimes rely on mandatory OT, but AS and QX - who do the same thing - are good places to work? do they even get ZED fares? No, but they get free AS/QX space-available travel. Something the caterers, fuelers, skycaps, and other vendo...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20486

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

airlinepeanuts wrote:
Higher non-rev priority, better health and dental, better PBP pay to name a few....


Nope, you specifically cited mandatory OT as being what made it a bad place to work. Now you’re backtracking when learning it happens elsewhere?

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*
Replies: 54
Views: 2689

Re: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker *SPOILER*

I really liked it. Here's how I'd have ended it, though; the end begins after Ben is tossed into the chasm, the silence breaking with Palpatine saying, "Your fleet is lost, and your friends in the skies above us, will not survive. Grandchild, you are now alone." Palpatine sends lightning a...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

CitizenJustin wrote:
Republicans can’t win anything without cheating.


Hold my beer.

Signed,

The (Democrat-controlled) City of Chicago

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20486

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

Did you get injected with the Alaska kool-aid? Why can’t it be that McGee is just a bad place to work and people were tired of being forced to stay and be “mando’d?” Alaska is a good place to work, Horizon too but not McGee. Can you just not take the company line once? Newsflash: CSAs and Reservati...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20486

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

Did not AS outsource ground handling at SEA? No, they have their own ground handling subsidiary. https://www.mcgeeairservices.com/ When did AS fire Menzies for underwing ground services at SEA? Menzies was released from their contract in 2017, and McGee began ground operations in SEA at that time. ...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20486

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

At least one bag belt broke at SEA, coupled with high levels of absenteeism among rampers. This caused a cascade effect where aircraft waiting for or unloading bags took longer, meaning they pushed late, and inbounds had to hold short of the gate at an already gate-constrained operation. It was a re...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/22/2019:AS Cuts LAX-FLL/SLC,SFOMSY,OGGSMF,PAEPSP,PDXPHL,SANSLC;F9 Adds Many Routes;AA Cuts JFK Again;WN
Replies: 92
Views: 15735

Re: OAG Changes 12/22/2019:AS Cuts LAX-FLL/SLC,SFOMSY,OGGSMF,PAEPSP,PDXPHL,SANSLC;F9 Adds Many Routes;AA Cuts JFK Again;

The AS changes to the summer schedule are intended to grow capacity at SEA to maintain gates (The Port of Seattle allocates them based on the number of seats scheduled) while also increasing the frequency of flights on intra-CA markets. Aircraft previously used on other intra-CA markets are upgaugin...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

tommy1808 wrote:
They where willing


Hogwash. They did not permit fact witnesses to be called and did not allow questioning by Republicans of those who who were called. I’m actually embarrassed for the Democrats.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Now another GOP group taking aim at Senator Graham: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/475248-republican-group-targets-graham-in-ad-calling-for-fair-senate-trial “Lindsey Graham, the rules of a fair trial haven't changed, why have you?" the ad narrator continues. "Let the witnesses testi...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

This is the FIRST impeachment in American history with bipartisan support AGAINST impeachment.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Nobody is rejoicing. There is nothing here to celebrate. Is that why all the House Dems burst into applause after the vote? My thanks to them for that, by the way - Pelosi had to frantically quiet them down when she realized that footage will be a part of every Trump campaign ad going forward. Sure...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

The courts are stacked with right wing activist judges First, you’re confused; it’s the judges on the left who are activists that make up the law as they go. Second, Clinton couldn’t have claimed executive privilege as what he lied about under oath had nothing to do with executing his job as presid...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

You can not know if a question falls under executive privilege before it is ask. You can not claim executive privilege for a document before it is subpoenaed The executive branch can claim privilege over whatever they feel is appropriate; it’s up to the others to argue and decide it is or isn’t. In...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"
Replies: 133
Views: 5278

Re: Time Magazine selects the youngest ever "Time Person of the Year"

I'm curious to know why Time singled her out, rather than including her parents as well. She's underage, and none of the school-ditching, globetrotting, coached speeches she's giving occur without the blessing and financial backing of her parents. So... in your mind, the fact that her parents suppo...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Public ignorance (or feigned indifference by WH staffers/GOP sycophants) of the Constitution and context of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ is not an excuse for Congress to fail to execute oversight of executive conduct. The political crime of abuse of power was committed - if it wasn’t, then let th...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Tell us the crime, and then tell me why Trump is too scared to testify or send his associates to testify. The crime committed by Bill Clinton was lying to a grand jury under oath. He lost his law license over it. President Trump has exercised executive privilege, which isn't criminal, nor obstructi...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

I've no idea why you're feigning concern. I'm not feigning anything. I'm genuinely concerned that articles of impeachment have been drafted that reflect no crime at all. Clearly, you're unable to speak to what crime occurred as well. You’re conflating things and talking about a strictly criminal ma...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Clinton was very popular..the Criminal president is NOT! Clinton actually committed a crime. Can you tell me, specifically, what crime President Trump is being accused of committing in the articles of impeachment? I'll wait. Tell us the crime, and then tell me why Trump is too scared to testify or ...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28615

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

BN747 wrote:
I've no idea why you're feigning concern.


I'm not feigning anything. I'm genuinely concerned that articles of impeachment have been drafted that reflect no crime at all. Clearly, you're unable to speak to what crime occurred as well.

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