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  • Trump slashing Obama’s regulation binge, saves businesses billions: Study

    08/08/2017 12:08:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump’s assault on red tape has saved businesses nearly $4 billion per year compared with President Barack Obama’s pace of imposing regulations, a new study found Tuesday. Final rule costs during Mr. Trump’s first six months in office will cost U.S. businesses about $378 million per year, compared with $4.2 billion for the same period of Mr. Obama’s presidency, according to the conservative American Action Forum. “The results are substantial,” said Dan Goldbeck, an analyst at AAF who prepared the report. “New regulatory burdens are a fraction of those established under President Obama’s first six months; overall regulatory volume...
  • Florida East Coast Railway sold to Mexican transportation company

    03/29/2017 5:31:47 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    Jacksonville Daily Record ^ | Mar 28, 2017 | Mark Basch
    A Mexican transportation company Tuesday agreed to buy Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp. from the private equity group that acquired the historic railroad 10 years ago. GMéxico Transportes S.A. de C.V. (GMXT), a unit of Grupo Mexico, said it is buying FEC from funds management by Fortress Investment Group LLC in an all cash deal. The amount of the sale was not announced, but several news reports put the value of the deal at $2.1 billion. FEC is a 351-mile rail line running from Jacksonville to Miami The company did not say how the acquisition will affect operations of...
  • Sunrail Finishes First Year $27.2 Million In The Red

    05/12/2015 5:41:16 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 41 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 10, 2015 | Dan Tracy
    The SunRail commuter train finished its first year of operation $27.2 million in the red, bringing in $7.2 million while spending $34.4 million. The shortfall was covered by taxpayers through the state Department of Transportation, which oversees the system running from DeBary in Volusia County through downtown Orlando to south Orange County. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, chairman of the SunRail board, called the performance "good for a first year." He predicted SunRail's losses would fall in coming years because the train would carry more passengers and advertising income would increase.
  • An Air Force legend returns (WWIIArmy Air Force legend)

    12/05/2006 5:54:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,018+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. David Malakoff
    12/5/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- During World War II, a special wartime publication, limited to 5,000 copies, brought some welcome light in the allies' darkest days. But this "rarest of the rare" books appealed to more than just yesterday's Airmen -- it charmed their children. Now, after 63 years, and the hard-fought efforts of one Air Force historian, the book will again be made available to Airmen in time for the holiday season. The gremlins have returned. In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, the Army Air Force Exchange Service is distributing a limited edition of...
  • Tankers fly from Libby to fight fire (Ft. Huachuca)

    02/28/2006 5:16:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 516+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Air tankers flying out of Libby Army Airfield have been “painting a line along the border” to keep a wildfire south of the international boundary, according to Bill Parks, manager of the U.S. Forest Service Air Tanker Base on the post. The fire, being called Montezuma 1, began in Mexico around 9 a.m. Monday, and is burning along nearly six miles of the border. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. There have been no reports of lightning strikes. Two air tankers, former Navy P-3 Orions, which are four-engine turboprop aircraft, have each dropped four loads...
  • Mids pull off daring prank in heart of wild blue yonder

    10/07/2005 1:15:42 PM PDT · by Junior · 111 replies · 3,144+ views
    The Capital ^ | 2005-10-06 | EARL KELLY
    A dozen midshipmen earned the grudging respect of the Air Force Academy by repainting a jet fighter on the Colorado academy's grounds blue and gold, and labeling it with "Navy" and "Blue Angels."
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) - March 21st, 2004

    03/21/2004 4:47:04 AM PST · by snippy_about_it · 78 replies · 2,114+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Studies USAAF Night Fighters at War ~ Part 3 of 3 - Jan. 18th, 2004

    01/18/2004 4:13:20 AM PST · by snippy_about_it · 71 replies · 1,104+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The Zell whacking party

    11/14/2003 3:16:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 352+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Christian Toto
    <p>The American Spectator took a break Wednesday from whacking Democrats. It let Democrat Zell Miller do the honors.</p> <p>The Georgia senator, whose book "A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat" is the buzz about town, served up a spirited keynote address at the Washington Club Dinner at the Willard InterContinental. The event was sponsored by the American Alternative Foundation, which is affiliated with the magazine.</p>