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All American Airlines Flights Grounded

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For those flying in the northeast today, especially in and out of Boston, it is just not their day (all the more so if there are terroristy-looking, Arab-speaking passengers nearby). The day just got much worse for those flying American Airlines. Via BBG:


Must be the evil Chinese hackers' fault again, and it is about time the government stepped in and regulated the entire Internet, preferably with a kill switch to get rid of all the pesky, fringe elements.

Update from American:

UPDATE as of 3:30pm CDT: Our systems have been fully restored, however we expect continued flight delays and cancellations throughout the remainder of the day. We have made several options available to our customers:


If customers must travel today and are already at the airport, they can rebook on another airline by visiting an American Airlines agent or by going to the other airline’s ticket counter with their electronic ticket number.


If customers must travel today and are not yet at the airport, they can rebook through American Airlines reservations or through another carrier and American will honor the fare difference.


If a customer chooses not to travel today, there will be no charge for reservation changes or a full refund will be provided.


It is important to note we see no evidence that today’s technical outage is related to the tragic events in Boston.


We will continue to provide more information throughout the day as we make progress in resolving this issue. We apologize to our customers and our people for this inconvenience


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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:37 | 3457373 slaughterer
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After AA, ZH.  Its the next logical step in the procuring of a total national security.  

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:37 | 3457377 fightthepower
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Fuck you Bernanke!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:38 | 3457379 Say What Again
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I didn't want to fly today anyways.


p.s.  -- BULLISH

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:40 | 3457393 hedgeless_horseman
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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:48 | 3457432 Dr. Richard Head
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American Airlines is a Carnival Cruise in the sky, just not as much shit.......yet!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:51 | 3457453 HoofHearted
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Free speech is for terrists. Guns are for terrists. Gold is for terrists.

Damn, someone like us could get labeled in crazy ways by people who can't pronounce "terrorist."

As Charlie Veitch used to tell us, "Everything is OK!"

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:59 | 3457495 Manthong
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..probably has nothing at all to do with US Air waltzing in to take the reigns...

(like Continental did to United)

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:07 | 3457524 redpill
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At least AA has wifi.  Fucking United.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:10 | 3457540 Badabing
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AA is in trouble maybe they where long gold?

Making excuses because ….

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:15 | 3457573 TerminalDebt
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Maybe they know something we don't

we'll know if planes start blowing up again

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:37 | 3457670 New England Patriot
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Skynet just became self-aware.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:06 | 3457880 Pool Shark
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Bush's Fault



Wed, 04/17/2013 - 07:29 | 3460017 gold-is-not-dead
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Sad day for the TSA people, they'll have no one to touch inapropriatly.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:10 | 3457548 Manthong
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I prefer to call United "The Airline Formerly Known As Continental".

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:01 | 3457498 knukles
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Yep them travellers is "Stux" all right!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:32 | 3458007 Freddie
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No groping and irradiation for you today.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:38 | 3457381 Ahmeexnal
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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:05 | 3457515 McMolotov
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Board the fucking dirigible?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:38 | 3457380 Motorhead
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But just them, AA, huh?  Hmmm.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:44 | 3457413 Bearwagon
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"And now get me that fucking president on the phone , and tell him how occupied he is! I need at least a day. I need a day to make something up!"

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:35 | 3457669 azzhatter
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He's on the back nine and Reggie Love is the ball washer

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:22 | 3457954 Bearwagon
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That should suffice.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:43 | 3457725 balolalo
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One possible motive for the Boston Marathon Bombing

- after all of these foreign wars securing energy for peak oil
- and them now fracking us to death
- with the environment and resource depletion spiraling out of control
- the economy is re-tanking again
- and all of these trillions of un-fulfillable promises are coming due...

Why not create random violent/terrorist events to establish fortress/prison America?

To train the citizenry to abhor actual freedom in exchange for false security. And this allows one to have security forces in place as austerity really bites.*   

It's a cheap method to boot.  A bargain really, when compared to 9/11.

And to tickle your antennae just a bit:  

While they are at it, why not make it look like anti-tax people? So that if one is opposed to paying taxes to the government/corporations then one is associated with terrorists.... Hit em with a left and then a right.

In other words, prepping. 1% style. The psychotic top 1% of the 1%.  Up there it is not about left or right, conservative or liberal, it is just up and down. Like chess, and they and their friends are 20 moves ahead with a rigged board.  And they see this tsunami is heading our way...

It is nothing new actually, dictators and kings have been doing it for millenia, they were just more open about it.

Hey if you can entertain some JFK theories, why not this?

*I heard Ted Koppel with my own ears tell people that they should expect and not question heightened security at all public events. Basically get used police everywhere and you should feel bad if you question it.  (CBS 7:55PM PST)"

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:08 | 3457889 Seer
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Go watch the movie Brazil.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:24 | 3457965 Bearwagon
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Don't remind me, please ...

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:48 | 3458036 Freddie
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F Ted Koppel.  TV is for retards as is Hollywood.  F TV and the media.  I stopped listening to Limbaugh in the car because he talks aboout all the scum on TV.  By talking about the scum he proves he is one of them.     F TV.  Keep being a sheep and keep watching like an idiot.  You are enabling these people.

Up there it is not about left or right, conservative or liberal, it is just up and down.

No liberals are still hateful douchebags. 

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 19:45 | 3458677 kchrisc
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Come on, we all know that Zerohedge hosts "kiddie-porn" and shares copyrighted materials. I've also heard that one can buy a fake Prada bag from there as well, but you didn't hear that from me.

I heard that, InfoWars, SteveQuayle, LewRockwell, the GoldenJackAss, and all the rest do it too.

I hope they shut down these purveyors of smut and filth and end their pirating ways soon. The Internet would be such a better place to read CNN, NBCNews, FoxNews, NYT, WSJ, and all the rest.      hujel

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:37 | 3457376 RSBriggs
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Curiouser and curiouser....

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:20 | 3457597 Renewable Life
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God we are so predictable!!!!  

This has been the theory for sometime amongst the enemies of America, that all anyone would have to do is, wage a low intenisity war (small scale attacks and bombs), with repeated attacks every couple of weeks of even one a month, and the paranoia and anger would tear the Country apart, bringing everything to a standstill and collapsing the economy, in a short period of time!

Its called the "Snowball Theory" and will see if its in play! And don't be so nieve to think that our enemies are just Arabs at this point!  

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:37 | 3457671 pods
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To be fair, it ain't really tough to collapse the economy.

All you really have to do is remove the $85 X-tra large in QE every month.


Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:45 | 3457740 gmrpeabody
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Well played, Pods.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:53 | 3457787 knukles
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That and Stuxnet JPM's EBT card operation.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:38 | 3458035 pods
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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:26 | 3457978 Seer
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Pretty sad state of affairs when one figures that the elimination of a TON of counterfeiting ($85 billion/month) would actually KILL the system!

Selection wheel:

A) Rock;

B) Hard Place.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 09:39 | 3460466 StychoKiller
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I'd like to buy vowel...

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:38 | 3457384 SMG
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Well, it may be time to start heading to the cabin.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:51 | 3457449 LuckoftheIrish
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I was just thinking the same thing, really.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:10 | 3457533 ZerOhead
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Cabin time is just around the corner... however... I will be waiting for Obama/Cheney to roll out the American Patriots for Safety and Security Act (2013) first.

It is a brilliant 645 page piece of legislation that is due to be released sometime this afternoon.

It basically allows unrestricted police searches of anyone anytime for anything (or for no reason at all) ... arbitrary (and reporting optional) arrests and indefinite detention of anybody for any reason... and basically everything else that the Modern Security State will require...

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:20 | 3457605 NidStyles
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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:24 | 3457621 hedgeless_horseman
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No.  Concertina.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:25 | 3457622 ZerOhead
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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:34 | 3457659 55 men
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Sarc! Isnt that already in place?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:34 | 3457665 Bearwagon
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Is it mandatory?! Huh?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 17:12 | 3458162 1000 splendid suns
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"He loved papa Bush."

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 19:58 | 3458731 kchrisc
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Dude! You had me searching the hell out of that.

Am I an idiot for believing that that was possible and searching for it or are those that didn't the idiots?!

But in my defense, in November 2011 I initially didn't believe NDAA 2012 was real when a friend sent the link to me.


Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:54 | 3457794 Agent P
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I heard it's printed on a piece of paper roughly the same size as the Bill of Rights and smells of fresh bleach.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:58 | 3457491 paradism_
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Lol same, the panic house

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:05 | 3457519 McMolotov
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My budget only allows for a "panic van."

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:11 | 3457555 paradism_
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me too actually, perks of finding a female with a rich daddy I suppose

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:44 | 3457734 Pure Evil
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Youse guys are so lucky.

All I've got is a "panic fridge box" neatly tucked away under an interstate bridge.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:29 | 3457996 Seer
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Location, location, location!

Interstate bridges are the last place that most would go.  Very smart!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 19:11 | 3458551 knukles
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Blend in with the alkies

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:51 | 3458091 Intoxicologist
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Panic bear den in the back forty.

"Move over, cubbies!"

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 17:43 | 3458276 Reformed Sheep
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Guess I'm stuck with my "panic hat" then :(

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:09 | 3457538 Intoxicologist
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I'm already there.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:49 | 3457755 Agent P
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"Well, it may be time to start heading to the cabin."

You'll have to take the 5 o'clock flight.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:31 | 3458000 Seer
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Didn't see That one coming!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:40 | 3457387 williambanzai7
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Isn't SABRE a souped up version of compuserve?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:41 | 3457399 Say What Again
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It still has a cryptic green screen interface

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:42 | 3457408 williambanzai7
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Hm, its more advanced than I thought. I thought they were using the RF input on BW TVs.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:51 | 3457423 Say What Again
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19NOVSYDJFK9ALAX := Display flights with connections via LAX



Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:54 | 3457458 williambanzai7
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Can I get that on a 4 inch floppy?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:59 | 3457473 Say What Again
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I have it on 1/2 inch tape.

What kind of tape drive do you have?


Alternatively, I can transfer it to punch cards and mail them to you.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:32 | 3458013 Seer
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Shit!  You know, I was only ever expecting GOOD flashbacks!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:00 | 3457494 RSBriggs
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No, but 5 1/4 or 8 inch floppies are available for a small upgrade fee.  110 baud cassette tape is the preferred media, with punched tape also available if you need a more durable backup.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:01 | 3457504 williambanzai7
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I chucked my Atari cassette drive...shucks!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:02 | 3457506 Bearwagon
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Yeah, those were the days.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:17 | 3457581 Badabing
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those shits are worth money now.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:26 | 3457631 Bearwagon
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Really? I still have my Commodore C128D and some Amiga lying around somewhere ..

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:34 | 3457641 hedgeless_horseman
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I still have a few dozen Syquest 88 cartridges I will sell you.  Make an offer.  I'll throw in my stock certificates to sweeten the deal. 

Iomega shmIomega.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:51 | 3457768 RSBriggs
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I'll raise you a couple of DataPoint cake-platters....

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:50 | 3457441 Winston Churchill
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I think they run it on their Osborne portable( if you have native bearers)PC's.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:04 | 3457510 williambanzai7
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There is a Chinese vibrator made for the India market with more computational fire power than SABRE.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:21 | 3457601 Bearwagon
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Well, there looms arbitrage ...

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:56 | 3457805 knukles
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They always said them Indians was smart people.  Dots and all.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:37 | 3457682 azzhatter
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I don't know why but that made me laugh out loud

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:45 | 3457422 Uncle Remus
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Is amber an option?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:28 | 3457643 Bearwagon
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I would think so ...

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 20:03 | 3458756 kchrisc
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Aren't the IRS' computer, the main one(s) not the PCs, even more out of date? I kind of remember hearing that they were and it was a pretty bad "chewing gun and bailing wire" kind of thing. Not that I'll complain if they crash.      hujel

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:40 | 3457390 Unprepared
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Someone please check AA's put option open interest over the past 2 weeks, pretty please.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:34 | 3458023 Seer
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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:40 | 3457396 Aeternus
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Should I cash in all of my frequent flyer miles or what?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:42 | 3457400 Watts_D_Matter
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That is totally UN-AMERICAN!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:41 | 3457401 caimen garou
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martial law

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:43 | 3457405 resurger
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Is this the time of Huxely or Orwell

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:50 | 3457439 Uncle Remus
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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:03 | 3457511 Bearwagon
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I'd say Kafka nonetheless

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:50 | 3457770 Pure Evil
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Depends upon which pill you're taking. Now what'll it be, Red or Blue?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:37 | 3458028 Seer
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I can't endorse it enough, watch the movie Brazil!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:50 | 3457443 BLOTTO
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Brave New World meets 1984 meets Hunger Games meets Lord of the Flies...

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:52 | 3457455 LFMayor
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you forgot Planet of the Apes.  Coming soon to the inner city Shit Flinging Olympics nearest you.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:56 | 3457482 Uncle Remus
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200 Motels. For a little added eccentricity.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:11 | 3457547 Bearwagon
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May I add another recommendation: "The Trial" by Franz Kafka

"Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested."

Free e-book:

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:44 | 3458060 Freddie
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Plus Omega Man and Soylent Green.  Any other Chuck Heston films? 

Get your hands off that teleprompter you damn dirty apes!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 20:03 | 3458752 Aurora Ex Machina
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Yes, Airport 1975. (It's a disaster movie).

It cost $3 mil, grossed $47 mil (old dollars).


Or, you could try...

Two minute warning.

An unknown sniper (Warren Miller) positions himself at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum prior to a professional football championship similar to The Super Bowl. He is spotted by a Goodyear Blimp camera. Police and SWAT team are immediately called in by the stadium manager Sam McKeever (Martin Balsam).

Police Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston), working with SWAT team Sergeant Chris Button (John Cassavetes), devises a plan to capture the sniper before the conclusion of the game.



And you wonder why we're all disappointed at the real life versions...



[Edit: God, please don't try and watch them, they're terrible. Heston was your "Go to Man for disaster films" in that period though]

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:04 | 3457508 e_goldstein
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More like Brazil.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:04 | 3457517 Bearwagon
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Yeah, maybe alto much like Brazil

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:54 | 3457796 Rogue Trooper
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Plus, Terminator Salvation, only less positive....

Short-wave radio anyone?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:40 | 3458043 Seer
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Ah, good(?) you've seen Brazil.  Everything is shaping up just like in that movie.  They missed NOTHING!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:46 | 3458073 Freddie
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****ing Pelosi and a lot of the Senate has that freakish plastic surgery/botox that they elderly ruling class had in Brazil. 

F -tard DeNiro is a big lib. 

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 20:08 | 3458769 Aurora Ex Machina
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A breaking down system creates the terrorists it needs to cover for the accidents caused by a crumbling infrastructure as a Monkey-Wrench repair man sabotages their networks, while incompetently failing to catch the actual terrorists, who despite their violent rhetoric do less damage than a single man trying to correct a database error...


Mr Goldstein, I see you've read the script for today [the Brazil meme is flowing well at the moment, with varying degrees of uptake].

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:05 | 3457514 IridiumRebel
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All Instruction Manuals...

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:35 | 3457663 howenlink
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Who is John Galt?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:53 | 3457461 McMolotov
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It's the time of the season for loving.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:23 | 3457557 TalkToLind
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It's time for Mike Judge:  "Why come you don't have a tattoo?"

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:13 | 3457919 paradism_
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hux*orw = 'Merica


kneed moar soma...

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:42 | 3457406 slaughterer
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SHORT all airlines now!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:47 | 3457425 Bearwagon
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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:47 | 3457412 Dr. Engali
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Fucking sequester..... if only.....



Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:45 | 3457414 caimen garou
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was the BB flying AA?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:46 | 3457420 Yen Cross
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    I couldn't resist. Mina: And The Beat Goes On (1968) - YouTube


   Ask any airline CEO if He/She would buy their own company stock.  Crickets....

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:46 | 3457424 HD
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"I'm sorry sir, your flight is cancelled. For your inconvenience please enjoy this free voucher for a mandatory cavity search by TSA agent of our choice. Thanks for flying the friendly skies."


Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:04 | 3457509 knukles
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Oh, oh, oh, me, me, me, me, me, sir
I want the enema

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:25 | 3457624 CvlDobd
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On a mainstream site this AM an onlooker in Boston was quoted as being "totally fine with a full cavity search right now."

Idiots. Collateral damage will always remain. You can't legislate away the risks of living.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:32 | 3457660 Bearwagon
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You can't wake them up. Maybe you can pretend them from harming themselves (by thinking someone would take care of them), but mostly not.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:38 | 3457692 oddball
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The fucking sheeple love taking it in the ass.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:40 | 3457695 pods
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Some people are just freaky like that.


Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:51 | 3457778 ironmace
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Maybe he says that to all the guys.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:58 | 3457830 knukles
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He he he he he he he he he he
Can't stop chuckling.

This whole fucking thing is coming unglued

Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow you may be fisted.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:55 | 3458102 1000924014093
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Maybe he was feeling a little lonely.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:46 | 3457426 rubearish10
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Please add this to the current list of bullish events.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:47 | 3457429 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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The joys of rule by Hysteria.

Just remember, those poor saps going on hunger strikes in Gitmo are VERY safe from any so called acts of terror.

And, if you have armed guards surrounding you, it's not the act of terror that you are afraid of so much, it is probably the fact that there are armed People about, who you do not command and therefore do not trust.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:12 | 3457552 knukles
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The guards, walls, razor wire, cuffs, hoods, earmuffs and solitary are for their own saftey.


Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:01 | 3457481 ebworthen
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Good thing they merged with US Airways.

Have they raided the pensions yet?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:59 | 3457485 GrinandBearit
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Flying is pure torture.  I have no idea how people put up with it.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:16 | 3457580 knukles
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I used to put on over 100k/yr and Mrs K wonders why I don't like it anymore.
Not that security, smaller seats, less civil staff and passengers have anything to do with it, of course.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:26 | 3457634 GrinandBearit
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I had executive platinum status with AA during the late 90's and early 2000's.  First class wasn't too bad back then... now it sucks.

I will never again set foot on another flying machine unless it's absolutely necessary.


Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:20 | 3457604 Intoxicologist
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No kidding.  The last time I flew was in 2005 - to Scotland.  Each flight, connecting flight, there and back I was pulled aside, grilled as to my travel plans, luggage searched, etc.  Being a tall, blonde, green-eyed woman with a Midwest accent, I didn't think I really fit the profile.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:40 | 3457699 oddball
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No, you fit perfectly.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:43 | 3457709 pods
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You fit the profile, just not the profile you were thinking of.


Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:55 | 3457801 RSBriggs
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I bet you own gold, store food, and have Libertarian tendencies.  That makes you a member of one of the most dangerous terror groups that exist:  Domestic Extremist.  And if you happened to be a Christian on top of all that, well that just wraps up the final paragraph in the book now, doesn't it...

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:57 | 3457812 Pure Evil
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Especially if you have a nice set of mellons.

(Sorry, it had to be said)

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:40 | 3458042 Intoxicologist
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You're Pure Evil, you had to say it!  LOL

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:03 | 3457513 robnume
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Pas Mal! I guess those TSA morons will have nothing to do today except to cavity search each other. AA SUCKS anyway.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:07 | 3457523 Debugas
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most likely terrorist list has grown too large for airlines' computer systems to handle

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:10 | 3457542 IridiumRebel
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Amtrak looking real good now......

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:26 | 3457628 Yen Cross
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 I/R, I took Amtrak last week. Had to pick up a car. (The irony) I was pleasantly surprised. Could be a regional thing?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:47 | 3458075 Seer
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The Gestapos aren't all that much fun when you're crossing the border...  Nothing like being grilled when you're trying to return HOME!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:12 | 3457558 TrustWho
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Whoa, an interesting reorganization plan that removes computers to save money. Or, can you imagine the chaos when they merge their system with US Airways?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:14 | 3457571 rsnoble
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I'm stayin off plans till they block them from the new cellphone threat.  I seldom fly anyhow lol.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:59 | 3457831 NotApplicable
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They've been flying remotely a lot longer than cell phones have existed. Crazy that one can access the flight control system unencrypted, via radio, though.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 21:04 | 3458998 WAMO556
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Makes you wonder if this technology was available on 11 September 2001. Just saying.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:23 | 3457584 newengland
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Must the the fault of those terrible radicals, Patriots who fought to throw off foreign rule by international banksters and monarchists from Britain and Europe. 

Yeah, those guys would blow up their own people in Boston in an anti-government protest, say  many politicians and their main scream media. But are too dim to blow up the financial district and government buildings including the Federal Reserve Board, just a few minutes away?

Yeah, those terrible patriots who believe in the Constitution - not the spew from CNN CIA and the New York Post ramping up the hysteria by making unfounded accusations about a 'Saudi', a 'student', a 'foreign passport', an 'extremist', 'right wingers'...blah, blah, blah.

This is what it looked like in Germany before the Nazis funded by Rothschild Zionists instigated WWII, and dragged the USA into it against the will of the people.

This is what it looks like in most of the Middle East and Far East where totalitarian regimes use physical or financial terrorism to subjugate the many for the few.

Long live the Republic of the USA, hijacked after 1913 by foreign forces of the Rothschild Zionist and European monarchist persuasion, using Operation Paperclip to import their hateful Nazis into the highest level of U.S. science, academia, government and legal structures.

They also funded Josef Stalin who said that random acts of terrorism on domestic soil would ensure that people begged for tighter government control, authoritarian rule.

'Never let a crisis go to waste,' said Rahm Emmanuel, one of the most powerful people in the U.S. and his family ...spewing their hateful ideology.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:25 | 3457627 Bearwagon
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Right up to:"blah, blah, blah", you were dead on. Keep it short, who needs examples?

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:37 | 3457675 Poetic injustice
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Please wait with your accusations until police finds intact passport and Koran, uh, I mean Right Wing Radical bible.
I am surprised how sturdy those religious books sometimes are.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 16:50 | 3458092 Seer
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Did I miss the first wave that was hauled in?  I don't recall hearing roll-call for anarchists... they are ALWAYS at the top of the list (and a smaller, and, while portrayed otherwise, less violent of most other groups).

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:17 | 3457587 Agent P
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I know one thing...I wouldn't be getting on any of those 5pm flights when service resumes.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:24 | 3457619 Bastiat
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Quote of the Day in the "Mission Accomplished" category:

"They can give me a cavity search right now and I'd be perfectly happy," said Daniel Wood, a video producer from New York City who was waiting for a train.

On the other hand maybe he's just lonely.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 15:56 | 3457809 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Bullish on pressure cookers and hardware.........

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