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A's Barry Goldwater said, "Extremism I'n the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation I'n the pursuit of justice is no virtue." Those who criticize conservative Republicans because they believe that people should have contraception but it should not be free ( paid using other people's money) do not know "it's later than you think".
@OldPilot: my memory of F-27's is that they, along with Martin 4-0-4's were flown by Piedmont before the merger with US Airways and after Piedmont replaced many of it's DC-3''s. And yes, during the stone age. I flew an F/27 a's a passenger from RDU to Kinston and New Bern. I similarly flew on Martins. Flying Piedmont was part of many 4 hour journeys I took between Moore County and areas north back I'n the day when air service was subsidized by mail service and Piedmont was North Carolina's airline.
Every once I'n a while, not very often now, i meet very old flight attendants who started on colorful Piedmont or PSA and wound up with bland US Airways. And we talk about the days when a small airline could have it's own personality and a primary mission within a single state. Then the flight attendant nukes my pasta and we realize that the days Piedmont and PSA are over.
The US will be oil independent I'n about 10 years and government will have little to do with it. It will come from oil shale and fracked natural gas on private land. The only help needed is a pipeline permit and sensible fracking guidelines.
The oil lamp was replaced by the electric light bulb precisely because it was less expensive and more efficient. And. The government gave Edison nothing more than a patent. The best innovation is based upon economic necessity and needs no government aid.
@oldpilot: i am not very fond of DC-3's, too much of a drag on my tail.But, if you could get Fairchild F27 service back to the Moore County Airport or get me a ride In a Constellation or Lockheed Electra, I would appreciate it. Barring that, bus service from Moore County Airport to RDU would be appreciated,
Thank you OldPilot. You can disagree with me anytime.
Blasphemy defined: Criticizing the Trinity, Mohammed or JFK.
@RodHarter: Your embarrassment may come from your own inability to tolerate people who do not think like you. The job of a writer is to examine history critically. The job of a Writer's critic is to intellectually challenge the thesis criticized. Simply writing insults fails to foster critical thinking. But, that is next week's topic, "the failure to tolerate divergent views within the 'liberal' arts"
O.K., lawyers. Is this a violation of the Sherman Anti Trust Act? Triple damages for the winner. Get that summons and complaint served!
Thanx Dusty. One day we will have to share a few beers.
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