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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Who do you think those you mentioned would cut first. Air traffic Controllers or Pencil pushing shirts that sit in offices? What about sales and advertising? Middle management?
    They don't have the option. They are cutting both. Sequestration is really dumb that way.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Correlation/causation.

    The towers being closed are in smaller communities with less traffic. More rural communities. Which tend to lean Republican.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Why would you think that? The white house public tours were cancelled yet the visitor office director is now paid (and very well, thank you) to do absolutely nothing (except to advise Obama, of course).

    http://www.onenewsnow.com/latest-headlines-from-the-web/2013/03/07/white-house-tour-director-got-$30,000-in-raises
    They are getting furloughed. I've talked to them.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah

    But that's Okay.....Obama can keep on taking the hit. Each and everytime he throws money overseas. People are hurting here and even they won't go for the lies much longer while watching Team Obama give money to other Countries.
    This totally cracks me up. We are watching how much money we're spending, right? How important it is to use 200 million dollars over here instead sending it to foreign countries, am I correct?

    No one wishes to complain about the USA spending up to 800 Billion Dollars on a war in Iraq, that we are now in a hole with--including interest. That's fascinating!

    Lets all complain about always having to go chase the horse because of a lack of attention to closing the barn door, but if the barn catches fire lets immediately hold a meeting about assigning responsibilities on checking the barn door.
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Correlation/causation.

    The towers being closed are in smaller communities with less traffic. More rural communities. Which tend to lean Republican.
    You may be onto something here.

    My community's airport is one on the list, and I'm still shaking my head. This choice really does seem punitive to me. The nearest airport with a tower will be 100 miles away despite there being a major university and a Presidential library here.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    They are getting furloughed. I've talked to them.
    Who are "they"? I posted info on the top dog. Please supply a link. A furlough is nothing more than a brief unpaid vacation, usually with advance notice and lasting, at most, 14 days, hardly a financial disaster, especially with UI benefits filling in much of the gap.
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    You may be onto something here.

    My community's airport is one on the list, and I'm still shaking my head. This choice really does seem punitive to me. The nearest airport with a tower will be 100 miles away despite there being a major university and a Presidential library here.
    Unless your university has an aviation program they have little impact on the amount of traffic the airport gets.

    That was the main criteria. How many planes go there each year. Distance to the next tower makes little difference to anybody. A control tower does not handle traffic at a different airport, unless they're within 5 miles of each other, then you have some crossover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Correlation/causation.

    The towers being closed are in smaller communities with less traffic. More rural communities. Which tend to lean Republican.
    Yeah, I knew this but posted to see if I could get the standard 'Fox News' sucks meme. Thanks for thinking about it honestly. BTW, I heard yesterday that something like 75% of commercial flights use like 10% of the towers and higher usage doesn't change the relationship much. Even using the numbers in my link the averages is 3 flights per day, mostly private aircraft, which somehow doesn't justify the expense. It is kinda like having a traffic light instead of stop sign at every intersection...
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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Who are "they"? I posted info on the top dog. Please supply a link. A furlough is nothing more than a brief unpaid vacation, usually with advance notice and lasting, at most, 14 days, hardly a financial disaster, especially with UI benefits filling in much of the gap.
    Sorry, I meant the "pencil pushers" at the FAA. You know, the one you asked a question about being furloughed and for some reason didn't feel it necessary to check. It's not a brief unpaid vacation, it's permanently reduced hours. (one or two days off unpaid per pay period). There's no unemployment insurance to fill in the gap because they're still employed.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: FAA to Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Under Cuts......

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Yeah, I knew this but posted to see if I could get the standard 'Fox News' sucks meme. Thanks for thinking about it honestly. BTW, I heard yesterday that something like 75% of commercial flights use like 10% of the towers and higher usage doesn't change the relationship much. Even using the numbers in my link the averages is 3 flights per day, mostly private aircraft, which somehow doesn't justify the expense. It is kinda like having a traffic light instead of stop sign at every intersection...
    Right. Some of the towers being closed didn't really need to be there. The airport I base at has had traffic drop off quite a bit over the last several years, they were talking about closing it even before sequestration came up.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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