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Old 05-05-2011, 07:28 AM
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"Special interests are, of course, at the heart of the matter. Shuster is a five-term Republican who has received $115,750 from the aviation industry over the course of his career. That money has led Shuster to advocate for an outright weakening of basic flight safety rules despite all the opposition from grief-stricken relatives of crash victims to possibly the most famous pilot in America. The question now is whether the aviation industry’s money will keep Shuster’s language in the final bill. "


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GOP on the Brink of Weakening Flight Safety Rules

"Special interests are, of course, at the heart of the matter. Shuster is a five-term Republican who has received $115,750 from the aviation industry over the course of his career. That money has led Shuster to advocate for an outright weakening of basic flight safety rules despite all the opposition from grief-stricken relatives of crash victims to possibly the most famous pilot in America. The question now is whether the aviation industry’s money will keep Shuster’s language in the final bill. "


GOP on the Brink of Weakening Flight Safety Rules | The Nation
Tell us sir, how can the GOP do anything of the sort with DEM control of the senate and oval office? Where were the dems in the previous three years?

Why the bogus political rant?

Admit the guilt of BOTH parties or you make no sense at all.
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While I agree that both parties will have culpability if anything happens (or does not happen) to water down the proposed safety regs, it is clear that the GOP pols are the only ones proposing dialing back the stronger regs due to their financial impact on the airlines' bottom line.

You might say that while both may be guilty, generally speaking, an accomplice to a murder is found less responsible than the person who actually pulled the trigger.

Not that I excuse either party...
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Golden Bear
While I agree that both parties will have culpability if anything happens (or does not happen) to water down the proposed safety regs, it is clear that the GOP pols are the only ones proposing dialing back the stronger regs due to their financial impact on the airlines' bottom line.

You might say that while both may be guilty, generally speaking, an accomplice to a murder is found less responsible than the person who actually pulled the trigger.

Not that I excuse either party...
One side held the gun, and the other pulled the trigger. Again, where were the heroes from the last three years?

What did they do besides talk?
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Tell us sir, how can the GOP do anything of the sort with DEM control of the senate and oval office? Where were the dems in the previous three years?

Why the bogus political rant?

Admit the guilt of BOTH parties or you make no sense at all.
So, let me get this straight...You think the Dems should share the blame for what the GOP are doing now?

And, you say HE doesn't make sense? What a piece of work!
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So, let me get this straight...You think the Dems should share the blame for what the GOP are doing now?

And, you say HE doesn't make sense? What a piece of work!
More than two years after the fact and what has been done? Some people like to peddle lip service as if it were worth something, but nothing has been done- zip,nada,zero. Who will take credit for nothing? Who would like to take credit for nothing?

I am not so sure that industry wide changes are required if two pilots can't avoid or fly out of a stall.

It makes for good chatter, but none of the politicos have seen fit to do a single thing about it, so whose fault is it again?



"On February 12, 2009, Continental Flight 3407, operated by the smaller carrier Colgan Air, crashed into a suburb of Buffalo. The young co-pilot had taken an overnight, cross-country flight the day before the crash and slept briefly in an airport lounge in Newark, NJ before piloting Flight 3407.

When the plane encountered an ice storm as it attempted to land, the pilots made some critical errors in judgment and lost control of the flight, sending it plummeting downwards. The National Transportation Safety Board found that their “performance was likely impaired because of fatigue.” Both pilots were heard yawning on the cockpit voice recorder."

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Instead of blaming one side or the other, lets blame both sides. If anyone thinks that the Democrats have the transportation industry in their best interests....just look at the price of oil. Obama himself has said he would like to see $5.00/gallon for gas. If we don't get that under control none of us will have a job. Yet ALPA will endorse Obama again.
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Originally Posted by missingbite
Instead of blaming one side or the other, lets blame both sides. If anyone thinks that the Democrats have the transportation industry in their best interests....just look at the price of oil. Obama himself has said he would like to see $5.00/gallon for gas. If we don't get that under control none of us will have a job. Yet ALPA will endorse Obama again.

If you want something done about the price of oil start with an oil rig in your backyard. I guarantee the oil will not be cheap or the product will be shipped to the higgest bidder possibly overseas!
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Originally Posted by bozobigtop
If you want something done about the price of oil start with an oil rig in your backyard. I guarantee the oil will not be cheap or the product will be shipped to the higgest bidder possibly overseas!
I'd like a rig in my backyard, but I can't get the permit.
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Originally Posted by bozobigtop
If you want something done about the price of oil start with an oil rig in your backyard. I guarantee the oil will not be cheap or the product will be shipped to the higgest bidder possibly overseas!
I'm guessing you don't know much about oil rigs. Having grown up with them as close as 300 yards from my house, I can tell you, they are not as bad as some would leave you to believe. Not to mention most of the spots we aren't allowed to drill are so remote they would be hard to find with a GPS.
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