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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-10-18, 14:14

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And those 4 companies are all that's left because the industry is so profitable from charging all of these gouging prices and fees? Come now my friend, if the industry was so obscenely profitable there would be startups all over hell.

And you're right, I don't fly anymore. My last flight would have been 2003 or so. At that point I'd had enough of the new security, the cattle car flights, etc. Flying business or 1st class alleviates some of that but not all of it. I decided I'd seen enough of overseas and anywhere I wanted to go in the Americas I'd drive. I ended up driving all over the country multiple times and enjoyed the hell out of it. I still do.

I still say it makes more sense to drive on any trip under 600 miles and if your family is with you that could easily extend out to 1500 miles. Your comfort will be much higher and your hassle will be much lower. You only have to put up with the airline's shit if you choose to deal with them.

Breaking from the main topic: Get yourself a Global Entry card. It cuts way down on the cattle calls.

Nah, I don't plan to ever see the inside of another plane.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-10-18, 14:16

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DWags wrote:It's bullshit that they're able to do that to OTPT goose.  In a ruleless industry that Americans have now become reliant on, it's not right.  OTPT might be just traveling for pleasure, but it's the same rules for business travel too.   And when you don't regulate prices, the big boys can always adjust their prices to force any new start ups out of business real quick.   I don't need to make a profit in my Milwaukee hub, if I"m making money in Chicago, NY Atlanta LA.   I can lose money in Milwaukee to chase others out of the industry.  That's business 101

That's a fact. Newer regional airlines have tried many times over the years to get established at the Lansing airport, only to see the big boys flood the market by offering the same routes for much cheaper fares. Once the new airline closes and leaves Lansing, away go the added flights from the bigs and up go the fares. Been happening for 25+ years.

So sort of like issuing Taxi medallions the government should choose who can make $$ on certain transportation routes? Government regulating who can fly where an who can't is a recipe for graft. It's amazing how many want the government they criticize and hate to run more of our lives.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-10-18, 14:23

I'd fly from East Lansing to Okemos if I could.

I hate being in a car.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2017-10-18, 14:26

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Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Did goose just tell me to drive?

Jesus that bubble up there in Mio must be something.

How dare I suggest that rather than whine about something you actually do something different. Denver to Austin is 900 miles of beautiful American highway. Amarillo is on the way, stop at the Big Texan and do the Steak challenge. Experience America.

Or come here and tell me about the bubble i live in as you whine about flying over it all in a tube full of miserable sweaty wretches.


Your argument against dwags is to tell people to drive? What a solid strong argument you aren’t deflecting at all!

You’re right - in this case I should take off an entire week to drive to Chicago for the northwestern game. Who are you going to leech off for social security if I do that ?
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Post by DWags on 2017-10-18, 14:28

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That's a fact. Newer regional airlines have tried many times over the years to get established at the Lansing airport, only to see the big boys flood the market by offering the same routes for much cheaper fares. Once the new airline closes and leaves Lansing, away go the added flights from the bigs and up go the fares. Been happening for 25+ years.

So sort of like issuing Taxi medallions the government should choose who can make $$ on certain transportation routes?  Government regulating who can fly where an who can't is a recipe for graft.  It's amazing how many want the government they criticize and hate to run more of our lives.


I think we're talking apples and oranges.  Our government has to step in, to assure that business is fair.  If not, we have vertical or horizontal monopolies like Carneige or Rockerfeller put together and we're screwed.  

Carneige owned everything from the ground up.   Rockerfeller just put competitors out of business as in the examples above.  

If you don't show up for a seat at a ball game, lets say by first pitch.  Is it o.k., for the turnstiles to be locked down, and all unused tickets at that point resold to others?   I don't think that its that much of a stretch to say that example is like OTPT's issue with the airline right now.   Is that where the government should step in and say that is a practice that isn't acceptable, or is that just a "well fuck you, you should have been in your seat at first pitch" type thing.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-18, 14:38

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That's a fact. Newer regional airlines have tried many times over the years to get established at the Lansing airport, only to see the big boys flood the market by offering the same routes for much cheaper fares. Once the new airline closes and leaves Lansing, away go the added flights from the bigs and up go the fares. Been happening for 25+ years.

So sort of like issuing Taxi medallions the government should choose who can make $$ on certain transportation routes? Government regulating who can fly where an who can't is a recipe for graft. It's amazing how many want the government they criticize and hate to run more of our lives.

I didn't say one way or the other if it was good or bad. All I did was say what's happened in Lansing over the past 25 years. Seems like further discussion should happen in tBin.
Speaking of tBin, that PR congresswoman you posted about is a lifelong Republican, not Democrat. You posted fake news.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-10-18, 14:41

tGreenWay wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

So sort of like issuing Taxi medallions the government should choose who can make $$ on certain transportation routes? Government regulating who can fly where an who can't is a recipe for graft. It's amazing how many want the government they criticize and hate to run more of our lives.

I didn't say one way or the other if it was good or bad. All I did was say what's happened in Lansing over the past 25 years. Seems like further discussion should happen in tBin.
Speaking of tBin, that PR congresswoman you posted about is a lifelong Republican, not Democrat. You posted fake news.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-18, 14:45

Robert J Sakimano wrote:I'd fly from East Lansing to Okemos if I could.

I hate being in a car.

I'll drive you, Bob, I love driving, and I'm getting a new car soon.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-10-18, 15:07

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:I'd fly from East Lansing to Okemos if I could.

I hate being in a car.

I'll drive you, Bob, I love driving, and I'm getting a new car soon.
sweet.

whatcha getting?

(and I mean 'what kind of car are you getting'.. not 'a handjob as I drive you to Okemos').
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Post by NigelUno on 2017-10-18, 15:18

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DWags wrote:It's bullshit that they're able to do that to OTPT goose.  In a ruleless industry that Americans have now become reliant on, it's not right.  OTPT might be just traveling for pleasure, but it's the same rules for business travel too.   And when you don't regulate prices, the big boys can always adjust their prices to force any new start ups out of business real quick.   I don't need to make a profit in my Milwaukee hub, if I"m making money in Chicago, NY Atlanta LA.   I can lose money in Milwaukee to chase others out of the industry.  That's business 101

That's a fact. Newer regional airlines have tried many times over the years to get established at the Lansing airport, only to see the big boys flood the market by offering the same routes for much cheaper fares. Once the new airline closes and leaves Lansing, away go the added flights from the bigs and up go the fares. Been happening for 25+ years.

Same thing happened in Flint. AirTran had lower fares. Southwest bought them out. Now Southwest and Delta collude on prices. It used to be cheaper to fly into Flint as opposed to Detroit. Not any more.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-10-18, 15:23

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Your argument against dwags is to tell people to drive? What a solid strong argument you aren’t deflecting at all!

You’re right - in this case I should take off an entire week to drive to Chicago for the northwestern game. Who are you going to leech off for social security if I do that ?

Denver to Chicago is 1,000 miles. That's a 3 day RT. 1 Day for the game. So you plan ahead and take Friday & Monday off for driving.

OR you pay the cheapest airfare with restrictions and fly there. IF you don't want the restrictions then buy another fare without them or look into NetJets.

The reason airlines get away with that shit is that people let them. They click on the cheapest fare regardless of their babble about service. There's a reason why Walmart is the biggest retailer in the US and Nordstrom isn't.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-18, 15:37

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
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I'll drive you, Bob, I love driving, and I'm getting a new car soon.
sweet.

whatcha getting?

(and I mean 'what kind of car are you getting'.. not 'a handjob as I drive you to Okemos').

Mrs. GreenWay wants something high end this time. She's always driving all over the state, and I can understand why she'd want something comfy.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-18, 15:41

NigelUno wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

That's a fact. Newer regional airlines have tried many times over the years to get established at the Lansing airport, only to see the big boys flood the market by offering the same routes for much cheaper fares. Once the new airline closes and leaves Lansing, away go the added flights from the bigs and up go the fares. Been happening for 25+ years.

Same thing happened in Flint. AirTran had lower fares. Southwest bought them out. Now Southwest and Delta collude on prices. It used to be cheaper to fly into Flint as opposed to Detroit. Not any more.

Northwest was notorious for killing off the competition at Lansing.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-10-18, 15:44

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:sweet.

whatcha getting?

(and I mean 'what kind of car are you getting'.. not 'a handjob as I drive you to Okemos').

Mrs. GreenWay wants something high end this time. She's always driving all over the state, and I can understand why she'd want something comfy.
I hear ya - my wife lets me drive her sweet car sometimes.

when she's asleep.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-18, 15:47

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
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Mrs. GreenWay wants something high end this time. She's always driving all over the state, and I can understand why she'd want something comfy.
I hear ya - my wife lets me drive her sweet car sometimes.

when she's asleep.


I really liked the look of the Rolls Royce an Asian student was driving the other day. Saw him parked at the post office.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-10-18, 15:53

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:I hear ya - my wife lets me drive her sweet car sometimes.

when she's asleep.


I really liked the look of the Rolls Royce an Asian student was driving the other day. Saw him parked at the post office.
haven't seen that one..

I've seen a couple of Lamborghini's.. saw some chick driving a Jaguar on Lake Lansing. I swear she was sitting on a phone book.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-10-18, 15:54

maybe the greatest picture in the history of the interweb..



dude wrapped daddie's Lamborghini around the back end of a Jeep.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-18, 16:08

Robert J Sakimano wrote:maybe the greatest picture in the history of the interweb..



dude wrapped daddie's Lamborghini around the back end of a Jeep.

I think I've seen all or most of the Italian cars around town, along with a Genesis and (I think) the new Jag SUV.
Haven't seen the Lambo from the pic above in quite awhile.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-10-18, 17:03

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So sort of like issuing Taxi medallions the government should choose who can make $$ on certain transportation routes? Government regulating who can fly where an who can't is a recipe for graft. It's amazing how many want the government they criticize and hate to run more of our lives.

I didn't say one way or the other if it was good or bad. All I did was say what's happened in Lansing over the past 25 years. Seems like further discussion should happen in tBin.
Speaking of tBin, that PR congresswoman you posted about is a lifelong Republican, not Democrat. You posted fake news.

I didn't speak of it. Supposedly that forum is to stay separate.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-10-18, 17:05

N wrote:
Same thing happened in Flint. AirTran had lower fares. Southwest bought them out. Now Southwest and Delta collude on prices. It used to be cheaper to fly into Flint as opposed to Detroit. Not any more.

There ought to be a law against that.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-18, 17:10

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I didn't say one way or the other if it was good or bad. All I did was say what's happened in Lansing over the past 25 years. Seems like further discussion should happen in tBin.
Speaking of tBin, that PR congresswoman you posted about is a lifelong Republican, not Democrat. You posted fake news.

I didn't speak of it. Supposedly that forum is to stay separate.

No, I was saying any further discussion should move to the Bin.
And you should also correct the fake news you posted over there, or at least acknowledge your error. I know that's what you want for others and for news organizations. Be a leader, Goose. Stand up and say, "Hell yes, I was wrong."

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Post by gHost Spartan on 2017-10-20, 23:32

Bob Davie looks really, really, really old. Watching Rams @ Lobos right now.
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Post by Rocinante on 2017-10-23, 21:14

Blumpkin or however you spell it is still my favorite. Laugh at very time I think of it.

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Post by Tim Wakefield on 2017-10-23, 21:21

Rocinante wrote:Blumpkin or however you spell it is still my favorite. Laugh at very time I think of it.

My friend's brother claims to have gotten a blumpkin in high school. I doubt it

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Post by Rocinante on 2017-10-23, 21:28

Does anyone shit without pissing though?

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-23, 23:48

Ear hair is a pain in the ass. Man, it regrows quickly.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-10-24, 10:44

tGreenWay wrote:Ear hair is a pain in the ass. Man, it regrows quickly.

I like to pull clumps of it out in front of my kids. It reminds them of what a tough guy I am.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-10-27, 10:46

Dear God,

Please send help.


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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-10-27, 16:14

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.@IMS history is mesmerizing. Track work 2Day included core samples & brick at bottom of this core was laid 108 years ago almost to the day!


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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-27, 17:10

LooseGoose wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:Ear hair is a pain in the ass. Man, it regrows quickly.

I like to pull clumps of it out in front of my kids. It reminds them of what a tough guy I am.


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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-27, 17:15

Floyd Robertson wrote:Dear God,

Please send help.


The candle that smells like a new Mac

The people who bought those are probably the spawn of folks who bought pet rocks or extended leashes with the imaginary dog.
Oh, and instead of calling it Mac candle N° 2, it should've been named Mac candle 2.0. How did someone not think of that? It's effing obvious.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-10-31, 12:40

Did my once every 8-10 month chopping of the hair/beard this morning......damn I'm starting to look old.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-11-10, 10:29

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That was just last week....I often have that show on in the background.

The real heartbreaker was yesterday. A guy misses a showcase by $461 - over $35K. He's celebrating like he won, bad karma. Nice looking blonde chick who was there with a Captain Kirk lookalike.....misses her showcase by $448 so beats him by $13.

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-11-14, 10:07

It's hard to type with one hand while holding an infant with the other.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-11-14, 10:40

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:It's hard to type with one hand while holding an infant with the other.

Within a year you'll be amazed at how many things you can do 1 handed.

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Post by DWags on 2017-11-14, 11:05

Increasing my arsenal for next fall.    Adding these to the list.  I'll probably be blasting these when Michigan rolls in.  


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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-11-15, 10:47

America 2017.

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-11-15, 10:59

DWags wrote:Increasing my arsenal for next fall.    Adding these to the list.  I'll probably be blasting these when Michigan rolls in.  


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