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Old 07-21-2009, 01:43 PM   #21  
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I think Fred can kick Chuck Norris' a$$
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:45 PM   #22  
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I think Fred can kick Chuck Norris' a$$
What about One Fred Smith, with half of his brain tied behind his back (ala Rush) against Sam Walton, Ted Turner, Donald Trump and Warren Buffett?

Fred $1,000,000,000,000,000,000 to $10.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:54 PM   #23  
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Yea, all of you can bicker and do the "one up" thing here but remember this .......................... they need to be represented so they can also look forward to a decent Retirement plan, decent wages and health care just like we that are represented expect it ...............
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I am afraid many of you have missed the point. What was passed off as a "conservative" entity by the OP is really nothing more than a hired gun. This is the way of lobbyists. They sell whatever they are paid to sell. They will happily sell your mother if the price is right. To either side.

What Fred and many others like him have done for this country is a great thing. Jobs, innovation and leadership. Hired guns are a dime a dozen, but innovation is a precious rarity.

All the best to my Purple brothers.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:35 PM   #25  
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What about One Fred Smith, with half of his brain tied behind his back (ala Rush) against Sam Walton, Ted Turner, Donald Trump and Warren Buffett?

Fred $1,000,000,000,000,000,000 to $10.
Now that's funny...true, but funny
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I am afraid many of you have missed the point. What was passed off as a "conservative" entity by the OP is really nothing more than a hired gun. This is the way of lobbyists. They sell whatever they are paid to sell. They will happily sell your mother if the price is right. To either side.
'Zactly!...
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Is there ANY doubt that lobbyists/Unions/politicians(exceeded my quota of slashes) don't give a rat's a$$ about the issue they are supporting/defending or bribing whomever necessary in order to get the vote to go toward "their"(prostitutes in suits) position on an issue?? ALPA: Age 65......over 60 was a "safety" issue until the guys who lost their pensions started squawking loud enough; then it suddenly became a ICAO fairness issue......Your 2% annually goes to a bunch of dudes in Wash DC who have absolutely NO regard for what really affects you on a daily basis..it's all about THEIR Benjamins and their hopes of retaining national office. I mean come on folks...wake up and smell the coffee.......we are hourly employees...nothing more, nothing less. The sooner you come to understand and accept that; the sooner you can pop a cold one on the back porch and thank God you don't have a REAL boss who checks to see if you make budget or get rid of the dead wood. The pilot profession has become the 21st century rodeo clown...without the cool makeup.
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Is there ANY doubt that lobbyists/Unions/politicians(exceeded my quota of slashes) don't give a rat's a$$ about the issue they are supporting/defending or bribing whomever necessary in order to get the vote to go toward "their"(prostitutes in suits) position on an issue?? ALPA: Age 65......over 60 was a "safety" issue until the guys who lost their pensions started squawking loud enough; then it suddenly became a ICAO fairness issue......Your 2% annually goes to a bunch of dudes in Wash DC who have absolutely NO regard for what really affects you on a daily basis..it's all about THEIR Benjamins and their hopes of retaining national office. I mean come on folks...wake up and smell the coffee.......we are hourly employees...nothing more, nothing less. The sooner you come to understand and accept that; the sooner you can pop a cold one on the back porch and thank God you don't have a REAL boss who checks to see if you make budget or get rid of the dead wood. The pilot profession has become the 21st century rodeo clown...without the cool makeup.

But, we have the cool monkey suits!
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I'm really tired of UPS guys throwing stones....If you guys don't like your job maybe you should go find another one rather than attacking ours.
I think some on the Brown side were offended that Uncle Fred took out a website claiming a bailout. FDX has route authorities that UPS does not have and vice versa...however I don't ever remember one setting up bogus websites to support their company or discredit their competitor like Uncle Fred has in this case.

Many, many good people work at both outfits, and both companies are both respectable and offer sought-after jobs in aviation. However, public mud-slinging has never been FDX's style nor does it further their endeavors.

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I think some on the Brown side were offended that Uncle Fred took out a website claiming a bailout. FDX has route authorities that UPS does not have and vice versa...however I don't ever remember one setting up bogus websites to support their company or discredit their competitor like Uncle Fred has in this case.

Many, many good people work at both outfits, and both companies are both respectable and offer sought-after jobs in aviation. However, public mud-slinging has never been FDX's style nor does it further their endeavors.

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WAAAAA!...offended? how about UPS and the teamsters trying to destroy what Fred has spent over 35 years building under the RLA model? UPS has tried numerous times to get under the RLA and failed! gimme a break!
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