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This tweet didn't age well...

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Tue Aug 21, 2018, 07:45 PM (6 replies)

Of Course Trump Wants His Personal Pilot to Run the FAA

Margaret Carlson
08.06.18 4:54 AM ET

Itís not easy to get Donald Trump off one of his tears: ripping up treaties, hating his attorney general, insulting black athletes.

But Democrats with the tacit agreement of Republicans have quietly delayed one of Trumpís more reckless ideas to the point where it is all but dead: appointing his pilot, John Dunkin, who hasnít had much to do since Trump started flying Air Force One, to run the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA isnít a task force created to reward Trumpís cronies. The friendly skies would be less so if it werenít for the FAA with its 45,000 employees regulating millions of flights moving 756 million passengers annually without an airline crash in nearly a decade.

Trump put Dunkinís name on the table in a meeting at the White House with members of the pertinent aviation committees from Capitol Hill on February 14. Dunkin is a fine pilot. He and Trump agree on inconsequential aviation matters: that jets should not be allowed to fly over Mar a Lago; no plane should be grounded for not having the right paperwork, and that it was wrong of the FAA to remove Trumpís name from navigational points in Florida.

And they see eye-to-eye on consequential ones: Trump said Dunkin agreed with him that the the FAA was bungling NextGen, the multi-billion dollar overhaul of air traffic control and on splitting the agency into two pieces with air traffic control going private.

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Mon Aug 13, 2018, 07:52 PM (1 replies)

Mueller has a laugh at Trump's stupidity


Posted by Suburban Warrior | Tue Aug 7, 2018, 04:50 PM (3 replies)

North Korea provided just 1 dog tag with 55 sets of war remains

WASHINGTON ó When North Korea handed over 55 boxes of bones that it said are remains of American war dead, it provided a single military dog tag but no other information that could help U.S. forensics experts determine their individual identities, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

The official, who discussed previously undisclosed aspects of the remains issue on condition of anonymity, said it probably will take months if not years to fully determine individual identities from the remains, which have not yet been confirmed by U.S. specialists to be those of American servicemen.

The official did not know details about the single dog tag, including the name on it, or whether it was even that of an American military member. During the Korean War, combat troops of 16 other United Nations member countries fought alongside U.S. service members on behalf of South Korea. Some of them, including Australia, Belgium, France and the Philippines, have yet to recover some of their war dead from North Korea.

The 55 boxes were handed over at Wonsan, North Korea last Friday and flown aboard a U.S. military transport plane to Osan air base in South Korea, where U.S. officials catalogued the contents. After a repatriation ceremony at Osan on Wednesday, the remains will be flown to Hawaii where they will begin undergoing in-depth forensic analysis, in some cases using mitochondrial DNA profiles, at a Defense Department laboratory to attempt to establish individual identifications.

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Aug 1, 2018, 07:52 AM (5 replies)
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