And for the millionth time, 130,000 people in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania don't speak for the nation either. You act like California isn't part of the Union. Fine, let's take out Texas, and they don't count. Maybe Ohio? See where I'm getting. The voters in the United States speak for the U...Jump to post
1. Russia is still a dictatorship. 2. Nixon and Reagan traveled to make agreements to make the world a safer place. Nixon, for all his faults, was a brilliant student of the world, and knew you couldn't ignore 1 billion people in China. So he opened relations with China, and established the One-Chi...Jump to post
The one you claimed showed a huge spike in Putin's popularity among conservatives. Quite laughable, really. That is really not funny. It is scary. It is not normal. Here's the poll Dread says doesn't exist: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/12/14/gop-voters-warm-to-russia-pu...Jump to post
As fr8mech states, the likelihood is that Trump took a cameo role as part of a promotional consideration in return for use of the hotel. American Airlines also benefited very heavily from promotional consideration in the 'Home Alone' franchise. As for your classmates "flipping out", I'm a ...Jump to post
Under European law the government cannot keep proving them up without getting paid back. Melee had to repay money from there government for violating state aid regulations for prat business. When they could not do it they were ordered insolvent and closed down. If Italy or France fro that matter do...Jump to post
There's a surprise. It is doubtful that the Italian government will allow Alitalia to fail, however. The incumbent government is already deep in the midst of a domestic political crisis, with rising populist sentiments and possible early elections. The loss of a national icon like Alitalia would be ...Jump to post
As I said when I predicted a Trump win, I knew that if he pulled it off, Hillis would be DEVASTATED. And it's clear he continues to be. It was enjoyable at first, then mildly humorous as time passed, but now I'm just embarrassed for him. Your comment sent me searching back through the threads prior...Jump to post
I have to disagree with this partly, the big issue with VS was Branson's hiring of his friend Steve Ridgeway to run the airline, Branson has a nasty habit of putting friends in place rather than those actually qualified to run the businesses. IMHO the hiring of Craig Kreeger was the turning point, ...Jump to post
777Jet wrote:He's getting good at making a fool out of himself. He's been doing it continuously for weeks now!
Uh, whatever. With the greatest amount of respect, I have attempted to debate with you reasonably and reply with solid arguments. There are plenty of other people on this board who disagree with what I have to say, but not many of them conduct themselves in the way you do. If you would like to seri...Jump to post
"Obama's influence helped to allow LGBTQ's to marry" You mean like when he publicly supported California's Proposition 8? I know conservatives think no one can change their mind or evolve their thinking, but the president did. You have a problem with that? David Axelrod's comments (http:/...Jump to post
And while we're at it, it seems like a double standard to be cheering and laughing at Clinton defectors but be serious about fining electors who don't follow through. Which one is it? You can't celebrate that which apparently you don't want to happen at all. And if you DO celebrate it, then you mus...Jump to post
In other words, you're angry because the left is treating Trump like the right treated Obama for 8 years? Is that correct? Sorry, but you guys were the ones who treated our current president like shit from the moment he was elected, and now you want us to play nice? You can forget that. Most of the...Jump to post
N14AZ wrote:Berlin, Berlin, Berlin..... now the Berlin police says they are not sure they caught the driver... oh Lord, if this turns out to be true, forget all the jokes made about BER...
Looking at this thread I see why Trump's words of "bringing the country together" will ring hollow for the next four years. We've all heard of being a sore loser, but man is the country full of sore winners too. It isn't about being sore winners. Every single day since Trump won the elect...Jump to post
I think Texas will enact laws to penalize unfaithful electors. My state legislator is the chairman of the calendar committee and the second hightest ranking member of the Texas House. I have a simple proposal for him. Fine a faithless elector $1 for each person represented by that elector. On avera...Jump to post
Hahaha I'm sure the crackpot theories and fantasies will continue in here! Possibly for the next 8 years... ;) Whilst usually sad, they are sometimes funny and entertaining to read LOL. Oh, I have no doubt about that. But we can all kick back, relax and enjoy Christmas without having to engage in p...Jump to post
The headline below sounds so good... :D "US election: Donald Trump formally wins US presidency" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-20/trump-formally-wins-presidency/8134366 It does! :D Because all options are now closed to prevent Trump from being President, we can now finally quit entert...Jump to post
Texas just put Trump over the top with 36 Electoral Votes.
There were two Faithless Electors in the State of Texas; one voted for John Kasich, the other for Ron Paul.
Wouldn't the rebranding at AA be larger than UA's? They changed the logo completely, and not only did they have to paint all of the AA planes (minus the MD80s), but repaint the US aircraft as well. Then there's all the gates/ticket counters at both AA & US hubs/spokes. I'd second this comment. ...Jump to post
It can be a bit difficult to separate the facts from the hyperbole when it comes to Allegiant, but the Elevator issue documented in that article is incredibly scary.Jump to post
Don't forget that Delta provided Virgin Atlantic with a real lifeline - Virgin Atlantic was losing a lot of money before Delta stepped in. Now, the airline has managed to return to profitability through restructuring the company based on Delta know-how. In turn, Delta's investment has paid off in te...Jump to post
Great report and pictures! Thanks for sharing. Delta Mainline service is consistently good, but I tend to avoid the regional carriers because of the crappy service you described above, which is, sadly, not uncommon. Of course it isn't great for Delta either, because passengers receive a bad impressi...Jump to post
This is indeed possible. It is uncommon, but not unheard of. William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States, went on to become the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, serving in that position for almost nine years. John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States, went on to serv...Jump to post
This is definitely a benefit, especially in an airport like ATL where you may have to go quite a distance to reach a connecting flight. Even in SEA, DL's gates are spread out, as are AS', so a little extra time may not be a bad thing - I guess that's a personal preference. Absolutely. It is always ...Jump to post
I don't know if it is excessive, but the flight times definitely are padded. BOS-ATL are, from my experience, routinely in the air half an hour or more less than the listed flight times. Generally, it actually makes connections easier by giving you a bit of extra time in Atlanta, or wherever you may...Jump to post
Like all of the Alaska special schemes, this one is very well executed. I'm glad to see a visual sign of the merger moving forward - I haven't flown with Alaska since they unfortunately don't have a large presence on the East Coast, but hoping for their continued success!Jump to post
I'll just leave this here. Feel free to read it, or ignore it if it doesn't fit in with your pre-existing opinions.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-t ... SKBN14204E
I like it. The straight cheatline is an improvement, the font is more sophisticated and easier to read, and I never liked the enlarged logo on the forward fuselage. A job well done, in my opinion.Jump to post
Why do I have to be careful? I'm not the one investigating it. And there is the possibility that the vote was indeed compromised. And, no, I do not, because there's no evidence that Italy hacked the RNC, or may have done other things to subvert the election process. We know Russia hacked the DNC, a...Jump to post
Whether were riled up or not isn't the point. The point is that this is far more serious than an email flap that showed nothing of real importance, and set against the possible manipulation of our elections by a foreign power. This has to be taken seriously. It was the point in that context because...Jump to post
Like Wingman said, you had no problem with the dozen investigations of Hillary over BENGHAZI!, or the investigating over the email flap, and all the "if's" that went with that. And IF Trump was involved in this, he isn't legitimate, is he? IF he knew of Russian involvement, are you going ...Jump to post
As for how is the hacking his fault, we don't know if he's involved with this at all. The investigation is ongoing. If he did know about it, and said nothing, then he's in for a world of hurt-probably at least a cell at Super Max. Same with Mitch McConnell. If it is proven that he indeed knew of th...Jump to post
It's amazing that you still consider the death of an American diplomat, the death of American security staff, and revelations of official corruption as "nothing but bullshit." What was that about "party over country?" Tell me about the time there were 12 investigations into Geor...Jump to post
So to the Trump/GOP Voters, I ask a simple question: what's more important to you, the victory of party, or the integrity of a free and fair vote? As I, and others, have repeatedly pointed out, the integrity of the vote itself is not at stake here. These concerns pertain specifically to the hacking...Jump to post
Thanks, and food for thought! I'd completely forgotten about Nixon's resignation, though, as you say, it wasn't exactly voluntary. I was thinking more in terms of just walking away from the job, for no other reason than having had enough. He would seem just that kind of person. I just don't see him...Jump to post
Just throwing this in out of curiosity, and wondering if this has been discussed at all in the US: thinking about Donald Trump, could he possibly be the first US president to resign? Sounds crazy, but thinking of the type of personality he has, would he have the temperament, and patience, to actual...Jump to post
I don't agree. I think the borders should be secured better than it is for national security reasons but that immigration policy should be liberalized. I want to see American business have the ability to get the labor they need and feel no desire to hold Americanism to myself. Having other American...Jump to post
Boeing717200 wrote:How many falsehoods are you going to try and sell here?
Interesting, seeing the bill that has just gone in to change the retirement age to 69 and reduce benefits by an average of 11% all while giving the top 1% a $5 trillion tax cut, you don't think there is going to be a backlash against the Republican party? Everyone has known that the retirement age ...Jump to post
Illegal aliens are not a burden. Belief in that is belief in a lie, a falsehood, something that is demonstrably not true. It's like believing the Earth is flat. Every objective measure shows that they are, by and large, productive members of society, pay their taxes, and obey the laws. They assimil...Jump to post
A bit of a misleading title, don't you think? The review is not into whether or not the Election was hacked, because there is no evidence that it was. The review concerns hacking which occurred prior to the Election itself. I don't understand why you would bother to quibble with a CNN byline. And y...Jump to post
"Obama Wants Review of Russian Election Hacking"
A bit of a misleading title, don't you think? The review is not into whether or not the Election was hacked, because there is no evidence that it was. The review concerns hacking which occurred prior to the Election itself.
But do they have to be near Slovakia? Ryanair has lots of flights that never touches Ireland. And similar for a ton of airlines in Europe, I think. Is the FAA (or NTSB) present in all 50 US states? By that logic one would almost think that the authorities should be physically present at all airport...Jump to post
The airplane was operating under the Go2Sky AOC. Thanks. But under the arrangement, it was going nowhere near Slovakia, which is why the rules seem baffling. Actually, an example which comes to mind about the importance of reporting incidents when they happen was the Icelandair incident on approach...Jump to post
- Notification Regulations impose on operators and users to notify events, serious incidents and accidents in aviation. Regulations were recently changed at European level so that foreign operators are no longer required by law to report to the Norwegian authorities, but to their own national autho...Jump to post
Apparently since Go2Sky is a Slovak airline, it's the Slovak authorities that is to be reported to first and foremost. It is then the Slovak authority that is to inform the Norwegian one. That seems messed up. The incident in question occurred in Kristiansand, Norway. It shouldn't matter where the ...Jump to post
It's derogatory, offensive, and (EDIT) after noting the poster's account is 3 weeks old is pure trolling. When I was in, the Corps' recruits had the second ASVAB scores of any branch. Is it a perfect institution? No, but which one is? This is the same as your charge that Mattis is anti Semitic. Tot...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] I wish another rightie would express themselves through a meme. That's so intelligent You must have missed the other threads, where "lefties" (to slightly alter your pejorative) have expressed themselves through other people's tweets. The problem of being unable to reply wi...Jump to post
The Pennsylvania recount effort has been dropped:
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/polit ... n_Pa_.html
For the record, even if the recounts in MI and WI flipped the results (which they almost certainly won't), Trump would still have 280 Electoral Votes.