Timing of this is rather strange.
posted on 09/07/2011 4:01:11 PM PDT
The contract termination smells of labor cartel corruption. This company must be non union or taking a hard line on labor cartel negotiations.
This is outrageous!!!
With Texas burning, and California entering her fire season, this is unconscionable.
posted on 09/07/2011 4:03:12 PM PDT
(Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
The feds are grounding tankers and turning away volunteer firefighters in Texas. I am being to wonder if he doesn’t just want Texas to burn or he is trying to destroy/punish Perry and/or GW Bush.
posted on 09/07/2011 4:03:47 PM PDT
(iphone 5 release date late October - rats)
posted on 09/07/2011 4:06:14 PM PDT
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
Makes you wonder if Obama’s minions are starting the fires....and Obama ordered it(in a round about way,of course).
He has also previousuly refused FEMA money to Texas.
He is truely evil.
Could it be Aero Union is non-union?
posted on 09/07/2011 4:10:44 PM PDT
(I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
In 2003 and again in 2007 we had terrible fires in San Diego County. In both cases the Navy and Marine Corps offered their helicopters to help immediately. They were turned down by California Department of Forests (CDF). People died as a result of the slow response by CDF. Here we go again.
posted on 09/07/2011 4:11:42 PM PDT
by forgotten man
Disagreement about aircraft maintenance best practices?
What does the FAA think? Does it go along with Obama? Or is it union mechanics spoiling for more business?
posted on 09/07/2011 4:13:32 PM PDT
by HiTech RedNeck
(There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
Obama doesn't care about
white black brown people. 13
posted on 09/07/2011 4:16:02 PM PDT
The U.S. Forest Service terminated the contract with Aero Union five weeks ago to operate seven P-3 Orions that are critical to the agencys firefighting mission, leaving the federal government with 11 tankers under contract to help battle more than 50 large uncontained wildfires now burning nationwide.
5 weeks ago anybody watching the Weather Channel knew there was going to be a 'fire' problem somewhere in the South.
posted on 09/07/2011 4:31:03 PM PDT
by Just mythoughts
(Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
This is an area where those upcoming stimulus dollars could actually have a positive effect. The firefighting fleet is really old and difficult to maintain. A new medium capacity purpose-built firefighting aircraft would not only employ a lot of people, but a contract that gave the government part of the proceeds from sales to other countries would help recoup the cost.
posted on 09/07/2011 5:38:00 PM PDT
(hoaxy dopey changey)
This administration just loves to create chaos. Also a number of people in the forestry service are not exactly for preserving the environment as there are a lot of leftist dug deep inside. Also remember how congress has inhibited the pruning of our forests in order to keep the fire damage down, unless you live in one senators state who had an exception to the bill. I also would not be surprised if this was also labor related as others suggested but I doubt it is limited to only that. We are dealing with people who have come to hate civilization and just about everything else including the environment.
posted on 09/07/2011 6:10:15 PM PDT
("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
Charlton Heston had a famous line in Planet of the Apes... when he finally saw the Statue of Liberty and understood... well what he said goes to obama and his admin to the power of 10! FUbo.
posted on 09/07/2011 6:14:45 PM PDT
(Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
The forest service showed up and said they were taking charge, sent home a lot of fire fighter volunteers (volunteer fire fighters are usual to help out in big fires) then cancel these planes. What is going on with Obama? Deliberate? Sounds like it. Perry has been butting heads with Obama for some time. He asked for a disaster declaration from Obama, but it hasn't happened. Deliberate? I would say so.
Some more of the OA tutor’s “never let a good crisis go to waste” meme, no doubt !
I wonder what would happen if TX Governor Perry contracted with Aero Union ? So long as the aircraft have a current AWC/inspection and the pilots meet FAA currency and type certs I don’t think there FA the “One” can do so long as their ops are confined to state and private lands. >PS
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