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Comment Re:If the *.AA think it's bad (Score 3, Informative) 134

But how is the poor, poor metallica going to survive then? I mean god, they have to do concerts now! Won't someone please think of the poor metallica!

Hey Anonymous Coward, my brother is an author.

When someone steals an e-book of his work, how does he put bread on the table?

Should he "do" book-reading concerts?

Comment Re:Trump derangement, you have it (Score 1) 626

How the fuck do you or anyone else know that the people in question are okay?

You look at them, you interview them, and you use common sense. You interview the family of these girls - If her dad is a dentist fleeing terror then you put a tick in the "not dangerous" box: .

For God's sake, where did all this American cowardice come from? You're the strongest nation in the world. Read your Statue of "Liberty" and prove it.

And frankly, all this talk of 'safety' when it comes to suffering people is infuriating. If Trump truly wanted to make Americans "safe" he'd be pushing deep and meaningful gun control. He'd be supporting initiatives to reduce pollution and improve workplace safety in places like coal mines. He'd be pushing for clean drinking water in places like Flint, and working to improve highway safety. He'd beef up the FDA and inspect the food chain. He'd provide support to battered women and children.

...and much more.

Those are the things that make you unsafe - Not bogey-man refugee terrorists.

He demonstrates leadership in none of these things - Which proves he's not interested in keeping Americans 'safe' - He's just interested in keeping people like you scared.

Comment Re:Trump derangement, you have it (Score 1) 626

If people from all these countries are so safe that these companies consider it worth risking American lives for them

The people are safe - The countries aren't.

Why do you think families are desperate to leave Syria? Because it isn't safe. Doesn't mean the people who want to leave are unsafe.

That's why you want to hire smart people from Syria, not open an office in Syria.

Comment Re: Scientists and doctors.. (Score 1) 296

No, the cheapest test for whether something is viral is telling patients to never go to a doctor until after they've been sick for 10-14 days.

Are you nucking futs, Anonymous coward? I'm currently on penicillin treating strep throat. I went to the doc after 2 days with a sore throat. Pus on my tonsils was a bit of a giveaway. If I'd waited 14 days the infection would be in my ears and I'd be battling rheumatic fever...

Comment Re:How much bandwidth per plane and how meany AP's (Score 5, Insightful) 71

The legacy carriers need to massively reform, particularly United.

The *are* reforming. The majority of the flying public have made it clear that the most important thing to them is low fares. They'd love blankets and pillows and hot meals and leg room but they're not willing to pay for it - They just sort by price in Expedia and book the cheapest option.

So United and Delta and everyone else are reforming to meet that need: They offer a rock-bottom product with no services, and then allow people to buy the services they want, a la carte. Want leg room? Buy up into Economy Plus. Want a hot meal? Buy it off the menu. Want to check a bag? Pay $X. Indexed to the cost of fuel + inflation, you're still paying less today even with all the a la carte items than you were 25 years ago.

Comment Re:How much bandwidth per plane and how meany AP's (Score 1) 71

Have you seen their latest effort in the race to the bottom (sub-economy seating like Spirit)??

You mean by copying what Delta rolled out three years ago?

The services are the same as Spirit - United's 'seating' is exactly the same as it's been for years.

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