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To: Maine Mariner
He claimed no labor union influence in his committee testimony, but Jim Oberstar did suddenly change his tune, and a lot of people - including some of his supporters - believed he did so due to union pressure; that he did an abrupt about face is irrefutable, as is the fatuous theatricality of comparing the DQ's potential flammability to the boiler explosion on the Sultana in 1865.

Mr. niteowl77

18 posted on 04/01/2017 8:00:45 AM PDT by niteowl77
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To: niteowl77

I sailed on ships with contracts with the Seafarers International Union. The SIU represented the unlicensed mariners on the Delta Queen. Every time a waiver was granted when the SIU had the contract, the Log (SIU monthly newspaper) congratulated Congress, especially Jim Oberstar.


22 posted on 04/01/2017 9:27:10 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: niteowl77

Correct, Oberstar was my Congressman, and a total union stooge, as most democrats in MN. are.
We were quite thrilled, when we finally got rid of him.


24 posted on 04/01/2017 6:20:29 PM PDT by Fireone (Never tired of winning!)
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