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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    I can see why they didn't announce it.

    This was pretty stupid though.

    They should have put photoshop in the stimulus package for the White House.
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Those people in the video are actually on the waterfront in New Jersey, but it's a revealing clip. While residents of the area are a tough bunch and not prone to dwell on the horror of 9/11, this incident shows just how close beneath the surface the fear lies. These are not pussies...if you had lived through 9/11 in lower Manhattan you would understand.
    All the more reason for the WH to have some sensitivity here (and at least half a brain). Do they even think???
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    They should have put photoshop in the stimulus package for the White House.

    Don't give them any more million dollars ideas here, IT. Cause you know it would cost us about 10 million dollars just to get them to do photoshop.
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Exactly why would they need a photo opp like this anyways?
    And of all places and style of doing so?
    This is some sort of propeganda to sway some emotions....

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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Exactly why would they need a photo opp like this anyways?
    And of all places and style of doing so?
    This is some sort of propeganda to sway some emotions....
    It was said that they were attempting to get a good picture on a clear day of Air Force One (referred to as a White House aircraft since it only becomes Air Force One when the president is on board..duh) with the Statue of Liberty in the background.

    The real question to be asked is this. What ****ing idiot thought fueling and flying a 747 with fighter escorts across a very similar flight that United Airlines flight 175 took and also similar to the miraculous landing made in the Hudson last December would be easier than spending 300 bucks and using Photoshop?

    A big WTF were they thinking by not just creating this 'photo op' on the computer. I could do it in 2 hours and I barely know how to use Photoshop.
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I can see why they didn't announce it.
    Why?



    This was pretty stupid though.

    They should have put photoshop in the stimulus package for the White House.


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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I can see why they didn't announce it.

    This was pretty stupid though.

    They should have put photoshop in the stimulus package for the White House.
    I heard on the news last night that the local authorities were notified beforehand but someone didn't spread the word. Mayor Bloomberg didn't even get advance notice.

    It's someone in the NYC government who was at fault, not the Feds.

    Reminds me of Katrina.

    It wasn't FEMA who was responsible for the initial response. Someone on the local front dropped the ball.

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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    All the more reason for the WH to have some sensitivity here (and at least half a brain). Do they even think???

    When the Obama White House does something stupid, you won't find me defending them. This was stupid, and the moron who scheduled it should lose his job.

    It doesn't matter whether it was announced or whatever, a 747 flying low over Manhattan is enough to panic people. It's making a hell of a lot of noise, flying close to stall, and its presence cannot be justified. Everyone knows 747's can't land at LaGuardia, the only airport with an approach over Manhattan.

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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    I heard on the news last night that the local authorities were notified beforehand but someone didn't spread the word. Mayor Bloomberg didn't even get advance notice.

    It's someone in the NYC government who was at fault, not the Feds.

    Reminds me of Katrina.

    It wasn't FEMA who was responsible for the initial response. Someone on the local front dropped the ball.
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    At 4:39 p.m. Monday, the White House issued an apology for the flyover. Louis E. Caldera, director of the White House Military Office, who served in the Clinton administration as secretary of the Army, said in a statement:

    Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision. While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, itís clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.
    White House Apologizes for Air Force Flyover - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com

    All this does is to fuel the Obama Administration's belief that the Feds should have all the power they want and the effort by some to run roughshod over the locals because the states and cities are incompetent.

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