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GOVERNMENT: Defenses Down!! CLOSING AIR TRAFFIC TOWERS

 
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LAHOOD: IF YOU THINK AIR TRAVEL IS FRUSTRATING NOW JUST WAIT TO SEE HOW THINGS ARE IF SEQUESTER COMES INTO PLAY


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WASHINGTON – The White House trotted out Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today to explain that the sequester will take a toll at many of the nation’s airports.

“This is very painful for us because it involves our employees,” he told reporters. “But it’s gonna be VERY painful for the flying public.”

 Quoting: pool


I am willing to bet it won't be very noticeable. Sorry OP. This is a scare tactic, nothing more. On with the cuts, I say!

And by the way, you make concessions when you're broke. Here the concession may be getting to the airport 45 minutes earlier. Get used to it.
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The following things will happen...be warned:

Policemen will all disappear

You will have to wipe your own granny's butt

The planes won't fly

Firemen will lose water pressure

The International Space Station astronauts will have to eat their own hair

Your food from China will still come from China only it won't have someone to stamp it as it enters the country and thus will be dangerous

The unrepaired potholes will grow 1% larger

There will be nobody left to deny your Medicaid claim so you will be left in limbo until it can be properly denied

The latest study on whether coffee kills you are saves you will be put on hold and you will not know whether to drink coffee or not.

It's like a Stephen King novel people!
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LAHOOD: IF YOU THINK AIR TRAVEL IS FRUSTRATING NOW JUST WAIT TO SEE HOW THINGS ARE IF SEQUESTER COMES INTO PLAY


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By TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – The White House trotted out Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today to explain that the sequester will take a toll at many of the nation’s airports.

“This is very painful for us because it involves our employees,” he told reporters. “But it’s gonna be VERY painful for the flying public.”


Previously Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano warned of a one hour increase in waiting in line at airport security checkpoints as a result of the furloughing of TSA workers.

[link to reportergary.com]
 Quoting: pool


THIS IS A TOTAL LIE

Sequestration will cut 2.4% of FUTURE spending. So everything should stay the same.. Just more scare tactics from a failed President and his Communist cronies.
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Beyond the treasonous bastards in DC, the real villain in all of this is the MEDIA. FUCKING in the tank media, who sits on their hands while all of this is going on...shirking their God-given first amendment right...no, RESPONSIBILITY to INFORM the public. Many of the "low-information" voters are actually MSM watchers. They would not be low information if the fucking media WAS informing them of truth, or not suppressing truth.

At this point, considering how Obama's scary self is now on full display and in full motion, it is clear the media is not just mesmerized by the articulate black man. They are complicit...active collaborators in the plan to destroy the nation. Any effort to do anything about the problem in DC will be derailed by the media, who keep the vast amount of citizens in the dark. So any plan to address the problem in DC must also have a component to address their comrades in the media.
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LAHOOD: IF YOU THINK AIR TRAVEL IS FRUSTRATING NOW JUST WAIT TO SEE HOW THINGS ARE IF SEQUESTER COMES INTO PLAY


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By TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – The White House trotted out Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today to explain that the sequester will take a toll at many of the nation’s airports.

“This is very painful for us because it involves our employees,” he told reporters. “But it’s gonna be VERY painful for the flying public.”


Previously Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano warned of a one hour increase in waiting in line at airport security checkpoints as a result of the furloughing of TSA workers.

[link to reportergary.com]
 Quoting: pool


Oh boo hoo! So the FFA has to cut 1 billion dollars out of a 70 billion dollar budget. Cry me a river. Why don't they all take a pay cut to help pay salaries of proposed closings? Hmm?
I'm not concerned. Several of those proposed towers in AR are right near me and very tiny private airstrips. If private airplane owners want to use the little airstrips, let them pay for the traffic controlers. There is likely only one on that list that would impact the larger regional airport.
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The following things will happen...be warned:

Policemen will all disappear

You will have to wipe your own granny's butt

The planes won't fly

Firemen will lose water pressure

The International Space Station astronauts will have to eat their own hair

Your food from China will still come from China only it won't have someone to stamp it as it enters the country and thus will be dangerous

The unrepaired potholes will grow 1% larger

There will be nobody left to deny your Medicaid claim so you will be left in limbo until it can be properly denied

The latest study on whether coffee kills you are saves you will be put on hold and you will not know whether to drink coffee or not.

It's like a Stephen King novel people!
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"And how can a man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods..." ~ Horatius

"Because he told the truth, and once you've heard the truth, everything else is just cheap whiskey..."
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FL 20
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I Win!
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bsflagbsflagbsflag

The sequester will result in $22Billion being cut from this years $1.2Trillion dollar budget.

None of this even happened when the government actually DID shut down in the early '90s yet, somehow, today, $22 Billion in cuts will grind the nation to a hault.

Take your bullshit and shove it up your ass.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30981074


Absolutely right, well, that last part is a little harsh, but the analysis is right on. And I'd like to point out here that I am NOT a republican. This is not a partisan thing, it's simple common sense. If we were talking about a 30% cut, that would be different, but this is a drop in the bucket!
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AL 3
AR 5
AZ 4
CA 2
CO 2
CT 6
DE 1
FL 20
GA 7
HI 1
MO 5
MS 6
IA 3
ID 5
IL 8
IN 6
KS 7
KY 3
LA 5
MA 6
MD 5
MI 5
MN 4
MT 2
NC 5
NE 1
NH 1
NJ 2
NM 4
NY 6
OH 5
OK 6
OR 5
PA 6
SC 4
TN 3
TX 18
UT 2
VA 2
WA 8
WI 7
WV 5
WI 1
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Hmmm....FL and TX extreme numbers. What gives?
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LAHOOD: IF YOU THINK AIR TRAVEL IS FRUSTRATING NOW JUST WAIT TO SEE HOW THINGS ARE IF SEQUESTER COMES INTO PLAY


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By TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – The White House trotted out Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today to explain that the sequester will take a toll at many of the nation’s airports.

“This is very painful for us because it involves our employees,” he told reporters. “But it’s gonna be VERY painful for the flying public.”


Previously Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano warned of a one hour increase in waiting in line at airport security checkpoints as a result of the furloughing of TSA workers.

[link to reportergary.com]
 Quoting: pool


THIS IS A TOTAL LIE

Sequestration will cut 2.4% of FUTURE spending. So everything should stay the same.. Just more scare tactics from a failed President and his Communist cronies.
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I guess they shouldn't have federalized so much of the aviation system.
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There ya go

This is all scare tactics. It is a decrease in the increase in spending, not a cut from the present level. Don't fall for all the fear mongering
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I guess they shouldn't have federalized so much of the aviation system.
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There ya go

This is all scare tactics. It is a decrease in the increase in spending, not a cut from the present level. Don't fall for all the fear mongering
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People are being brain washed. If they repeat the word, cuts, often enough the low information voter believes it to be true. You are spot on friend.
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Beyond the treasonous bastards in DC, the real villain in all of this is the MEDIA. FUCKING in the tank media, who sits on their hands while all of this is going on...shirking their God-given first amendment right...no, RESPONSIBILITY to INFORM the public. Many of the "low-information" voters are actually MSM watchers. They would not be low information if the fucking media WAS informing them of truth, or not suppressing truth.

At this point, considering how Obama's scary self is now on full display and in full motion, it is clear the media is not just mesmerized by the articulate black man. They are complicit...active collaborators in the plan to destroy the nation. Any effort to do anything about the problem in DC will be derailed by the media, who keep the vast amount of citizens in the dark. So any plan to address the problem in DC must also have a component to address their comrades in the media.
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Could not have said it better myself.
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Don't fly during this time! It will be unsafe!

Remember we are already short on airtraffic controllers. Those who are working now are tired and dealing with potential mid-air collisions all the time. Rememeber they have been complaining about antiquated technology.

This is serious.
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Beyond the treasonous bastards in DC, the real villain in all of this is the MEDIA. FUCKING in the tank media, who sits on their hands while all of this is going on...shirking their God-given first amendment right...no, RESPONSIBILITY to INFORM the public. Many of the "low-information" voters are actually MSM watchers. They would not be low information if the fucking media WAS informing them of truth, or not suppressing truth.

At this point, considering how Obama's scary self is now on full display and in full motion, it is clear the media is not just mesmerized by the articulate black man. They are complicit...active collaborators in the plan to destroy the nation. Any effort to do anything about the problem in DC will be derailed by the media, who keep the vast amount of citizens in the dark. So any plan to address the problem in DC must also have a component to address their comrades in the media.
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Could not have said it better myself.
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This
Within the surreal depths of "reality" lies the truth.
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If Panetta thinks this makes US vulnerable, you should too.

Thread: BREAKING: 800,000 Set to be Unemployed by Government
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Panetta is a fukin tool, says at Hearing he doesnt need the congress approval for a war your president can assanate you whenever or wherever he decides fuk em all, they can all burn in hell.
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When you look at how many economic lynch pins are being pulled out right now...you can only come to the conclusion that TPTB have decided it's time to let the system fall on it's ass...

Welcome to the Brave New World...
"And how can a man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods..." ~ Horatius

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This whole crisis is an Obama scam.

Move along.
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Agreed! 44 Billion is the reduction of the requested increase. Funding is still going to be there at current levels or better. But the democrats will make this another crisis by affecting things that will hurt people the most so the people will blame it on those evil republicans. The story will of course be, military will collapse, terrorist and Americas enemies will use this as a window to attck us. The poor will die, grandma will be kicked off her resperator and left to fend in the street like a diseased animal, teachers, police, firfighters will be furloughed, and on and on and on. The MSM already has their doom and gloom stories filmed and ready to run non stop to put pressure on the republicans to cave once again. Which the gutless republicans will most likely do.

All of this to force spending to unsustainable levels and crash the economy, cause mahem in the streets, impose martial law and create the socialist utopia the 43% Obama voters, and the NWO want to see happen to America.

My advice is don't buy into this BS for one second. Know the game plan and protect your own family first. Bullets, beans and bandaids. Be prepared, because it is coming. Join your local milita if you have one.there is strength in numbers.
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cheers
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It's all about cutting defenses on our soil.


[link to www.syracuse.com]


Washington -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he will recommend that President Obama veto a $631 billion defense bill if Congress fails to include funding for a missile defense project....



The number of U.S. ground forces would drop to levels not seen since 1940, the Navy would drop to the smallest number of ships since 1915 and the Air Force would be the smallest ever, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in warning Congress of the dire implications of deeper defense cuts.

Read more: [link to www.foxnews.com]
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lol at these liberals getting scared they may have to get off the taxpayers nutsack and find a real job. we need smaller government
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When you look at how many economic lynch pins are being pulled out right now...you can only come to the conclusion that TPTB have decided it's time to let the system fall on it's ass...

Welcome to the Brave New World...
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Sure's lookin' like it, SaddleT.
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This makes our country more vulnerable and less aware of terrorist with pilot licenses.
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How do you figure? If there are less stations to man, then you can beef up security at the towers you have left. Also, how many towers did we have in operation during 9-11? Probably more than or as many as we have now. The radar technology has to be much better now than then. You wouldn't need as many to cover the same area. I just don't understand how losing towers makes us more vulnerable to terrorists. Haven't we spent trillions killing all those terrorists over the last 10 years. Shouldn't there be less of them to monitor by now?
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LAHOOD: IF YOU THINK AIR TRAVEL IS FRUSTRATING NOW JUST WAIT TO SEE HOW THINGS ARE IF SEQUESTER COMES INTO PLAY


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By TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON – The White House trotted out Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today to explain that the sequester will take a toll at many of the nation’s airports.

“This is very painful for us because it involves our employees,” he told reporters. “But it’s gonna be VERY painful for the flying public.”


Previously Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano warned of a one hour increase in waiting in line at airport security checkpoints as a result of the furloughing of TSA workers.

[link to reportergary.com]
 Quoting: pool


Oh boo hoo! So the FFA has to cut 1 billion dollars out of a 70 billion dollar budget. Cry me a river. Why don't they all take a pay cut to help pay salaries of proposed closings? Hmm?
I'm not concerned. Several of those proposed towers in AR are right near me and very tiny private airstrips. If private airplane owners want to use the little airstrips, let them pay for the traffic controlers. There is likely only one on that list that would impact the larger regional airport.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35015601


^^This^^

Privatize the damn airstrips! Let the rich pay if they want security.
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This is disturbing
What a bunch of dipshits.

Can't cut the useless shit like
the department of transportation
the department of energy
can't send home the epa clowns
or shut down the paper pushing assholes

Nope, the first thing they always do is threaten the public with extortion

If you don't pay up, we will release the criminals out of the prisons.

Shut off police service

Stop the firetrucks from running

shut down your travel

close all national parks.


I've got an idea, if it isn't necessary on a Sunday, then close it down, if it necessary on a Sunday, things like police, etc. keep it running.

This is such made up bullshit.

Wow

What a crock of shit!

If you guys fall for this you really are stupid.
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^this poster is right on!
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Liberals will never learn - scare tactics will never work. Always backfire.

Look at Rahm Emmanual in Chicago... rating tanking bigtime. Yeah - liberals never learn.
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Wow the USA is being disassembled like a traveling circus.
Shows over.
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If only it were true that the bloated DHS is being "disassmebled". No more groping searches, no more secondary interrogations. No one to monitor the monitoring cameras, no one to handle dogs. I love it! Traveling could return to be a pleasurable experience..
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Don't fly during this time! It will be unsafe!

Remember we are already short on airtraffic controllers. Those who are working now are tired and dealing with potential mid-air collisions all the time. Rememeber they have been complaining about antiquated technology.

This is serious.
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They arent talking about safety but the bloated security apparatus. People should be applauding these cuts...
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bsflagbsflagbsflag

The sequester will result in $22Billion being cut from this years $1.2Trillion dollar budget.

None of this even happened when the government actually DID shut down in the early '90s yet, somehow, today, $22 Billion in cuts will grind the nation to a hault.

Take your bullshit and shove it up your ass.
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Well- since obviously you seem to know something that the rest of us don't, how about sharing?
 Quoting: IndigoMoon


[link to online.wsj.com]

I'm sorry, it's $88 Billion, not $22 Billion. Still, we have a budget of $1.5 Trillion, so I still can't understand why everyone is freaking out over a dog and pony show.

You people will fall for anything the government says. This is all according to plan.
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This makes our country more vulnerable and less aware of terrorist with pilot licenses.
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ARE FREAKIN HIGH!!!!!!!

That's total BS the only down side is for the political party that looses the fight.

What makes our country more vulnerable is the current and future spending! ANY reduction will help!!!!
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Getting rid of even one TSA thug is worth anything. Maybe Obama's budget cuts, which HE proposed, can be used to furlough HIM.
 Quoting: Mr. Weird


TSA screening employees have nothing to do with shutting down Air Traffic Control Towers...

Feb 28th - Pope officially steps down/Beatification process coming to a close

March 1st - Air Tower monitoring stations to be shut down in this so called Sequester...

This has the stench of another 9/11 hoax of external terrorists,in a pigs eye, more like internal for those who have eyes to see...

Sequester means: To "withdraw" those who typically monitor the safety of incoming Air Traffic,hm

Interesting INDEED that the word Sequester also entails this meaning in its full context;

Sequester: To separate from the owner for a time;take possession of the property of another until some CLAIM is paid or established; withdraw; seclude; to renounce,as a widow,any interest in the ESTATE of a husband...
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