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A government watchdog says the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of hundreds of domestic and overseas repair stations that service U.S. airliners is ineffective and doesn't target stations most likely to present safety risks.
Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors are doing a poor job of policing aircraft repair facilities, leaving passengers vulnerable to risks such as faulty parts, the U.S. Transportation Department's internal watchdog has found.
In 1981, President Reagan fired 11,000 illegally striking air-traffic controllers, nearly 85 percent of the workforce. Reagan took direct responsibility. He neither hid behind his FAA administrator, nor blamed the Democrats.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama promised to protect the middle class from the Republicans. He said he was the candidate of the "99 percent" while that evil Mitt Romney was the candidate of the 1 percent at the expense of everyone else. Unfortunately for us Americans, in the past few weeks, Mr. Obama has totally undermined this pledge, crushing the middle class to further his political standing.
The Boston Police Department wants to deploy drones during next year's running of the city's marathon to have "eyes in the sky." But what about journalists using drones? I will admit I am skeptical about reporters using a drone — technically known as an unmanned aerial vehicle.
As a mental challenge, try to think of all of the governmental activities - federal, state and local - that could be privatized. Now, go a step further. Suppose you were required to develop a plan to privatize, or make self-supporting through user fees, nearly every activity of government.
As the market for commercial unmanned aerial systems explodes, so does the potential for savvy entrepreneurs to make a few bucks by hawking a variety of anti-drone products.
The FAA ended its furloughs of air traffic controllers over the weekend and said the nation's enraged travelers, who had been caught in long delays at some major airports, should see things back to normal by Sunday night.