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Old 04-25-2015, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Whip Whitaker View Post
Bender, do you even bother to comprehend what you write before you post? The Sheiks hate America? Really?

In the UAE, the United States has a quiet, potent ally nicknamed ?Little Sparta? - The Washington Post
They just want our money and protection. Nothing more.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:20 PM
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There's only one guy here who uses that term
I'll keep looking. Maybe I'll find some more. This really IS fun.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
They just want our money and protection. Nothing more.
So thats why the US exports to the UAE last year totaled 24 billion while the UAE only exported 2 billion in goods to the US. Sounds more like the US wants the Sheiks money.
Facts are stubborn things Bender R

http://usuaebusiness.org/2014/02/u-s...-26-9-billion/
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Whip Whitaker View Post
So thats why the US exports to the UAE last year totaled 24 billion while the UAE only exported 2 billion in goods to the US. Sounds more like the US wants the Sheiks money.
Facts are stubborn things Bender R

U.S.-U.A.E. Trade Reaches Record $26.9 billion in 2013 | U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council
$4+ billion in transportation equipment. Things like Boeing aircraft? Subsidized by the American taxpayer? And while we are at it, how many other imports were guaranteed by the ExIm? And what in hell could we possibly want that is "produced" in that part of the world? Yeah, those pesky facts again.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
$4+ billion in transportation equipment. Things like Boeing aircraft? Subsidized by the American taxpayer? And while we are at it, how many other imports were guaranteed by the ExIm? And what in hell could we possibly want that is "produced" in that part of the world? Yeah, those pesky facts again.

Lets see Binder, the UAE bought 6 billion in aircraft and 18 Billion in OTHER goods amounting to a 22 billion dollar trade SURPLUS for the U.S. Anything else Binder?


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U.S.-United Arab Emirates Trade Facts

United Arab Emirates is currently our 30th largest goods trading partner with $26.9 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $24.6 billion; Goods imports totaled $2.3 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with United Arab Emirates was $22.3 billion in 2013.

Exports

United Arab Emirates was the United States' 17th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to United Arab Emirates in 2013 were $24.6 billion, up 9.1% ($2.1 billion) from 2012. U.S. exports to the United Arab Emirates accounted for 1.6% of overall U.S. in 2013.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Aircraft ($5.8 billion), Vehicles ($3.5 billion), Electrical Machinery ($3.4 billion), Machinery ($3.0 billion), and Precious Stones and Metal (gold, diamonds and jewelry) ($2.4 billion).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to United Arab Emirates totaled $1.2 billion in 2013. Leading categories include: tree nuts ($366 million), hay ($213 million), and fresh fruit ($91 million).

Imports

United Arab Emirates was the United States' 65th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from United Arab Emirates totaled $2.3 billion in 2013, a 1.7% increase ($38 million) from 2012.

The five largest import categories in 2012 were: Special Other (returns) ($655 million), Aluminum ($589 million), Mineral Fuel and Oil (crude) ($173 million), Fertilizers ($129 million), and Precious Stones (diamonds) ($126 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from the United Arab Emirates were $18 million in 2013.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with United Arab Emirates was $22.3 billion in 2013, an 10.0% increase ($2.0 billion) over 2012.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United Arab Emirates (stock) was $7.8 billion in 2012 (latest data available), up 33.5% from 2011.

Reported U.S. direct investment in the United Arab Emirates is led by the finance/insurance sector.

United Arab Emirates FDI in the United States (stock) was $1.3 billion in 2012 (latest data available), down 7.7% from 2011.

The distribution of United Arab Emirates FDI in the United States was not available.

*NOTE: No services trade data with United Arab Emirates is available.

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Well, yes, I suppose that if you discount oil, and US military spending in the region to keep the UAE safe, then they sell us less little statues of camels, and less of those miniature curved knives, than we sell them Boeing aircraft.

Subsidized Boeing aircraft.
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How about Alpa do a white paper on the money trail between the Sheiks and Al Queda? Get the US to declare the UAE a state sponsor of terrorism and ban the ME3 from flying to the US altogether. Problem solved.

Not realistic. But, Alpa COULD blacklist every US Expat flying for any of the ME3 and ban them from Alpa membership for life. You want to fly for a ME3 that wants to run any US Carrier out of business? Fine, but you'll never work in the US again.

Hopefully the US Airline hiring Depts are thinking along the same lines.
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Old 04-25-2015, 03:04 PM
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You want to fly for a ME3 that wants to run any US Carrier out of business? Fine, but you'll never work in the US again.

Hopefully the US Airline hiring Depts are thinking along the same lines.
Sorry to disappoint but I have reason to believe that US "hiring Depts" are doing exactly the opposite of what you're proposing.
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Ya know I've had thoughts along those lines too. Hire every single last ME3 pilot with an app in...overnight & offer them a Business class seat home & signing bonus if they leave within 24 hours. Then once they get here get the contact info for every person they know that hasn't applied yet and recruit them within days. Between the Legacy US & European carriers we could ground the ME3 within a week. It would have to be a co-ordinated strike but there's no laws against it, we need the pilots and it might be cheaper than p!ssing away $$ on Capitol Hill where were being outspend 10:1.

It's time the gloves come off.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:17 AM
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Here's the link for the Fair Skies Call to Action, click on the 'Take Action' in the bottom of the first info box on the left:

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