I Know You’re Mad at United but… (Thoughts from a Pilot Wife About Flight 3411)

The Pilot Wife Life

If there’s one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that there are always two sides to every story.

On April 9th, a very unfortunate incident played out on United Flight 3411, the video of which has since gone viral causing a mass social media uprising with an ‘off-with-their-heads’ mentality. I mean, across the board. Fire ’em all and let the gods sort it out later.

Look, I get it. When I first saw the video I was appalled too. To say that it was inflammatory would be putting it mildly. But it was also a situation that was escalated far beyond the boundaries of necessity.

If a federal law enforcement officer asks me to exit a plane, no matter how royally pissed off I am, I’m going to do it and then seek other means of legal reimbursement. True story.

Knowing what I know about airport security, I’m

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New presidential golf tracker: Obama 333, Trump 14; Easter disruption?

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President Donald Trump trails former President Barack Obama by more than 300 rounds of golf, but Trump has been teeing off at a faster rate. (Trump photo by Allen Eyestone/Palm Beach Post; Obama photo by Chris Carlson/AP)

PALM BEACH  — President Donald Trumpplans to return to Mar-a-Lago for Easter weekend — raising the question of whether he’ll disrupt his normal South Florida Sunday routine of golf at his Trump International Golf Club to attend church.

Golf Digest featured Trump on the cover of a special issue.

Trump has been in Palm Beach on six Sundays as president and visited his nearby Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach on all six of them.

Trump has played golf an estimated 14 times as president, according to a Palm Beach Post analysis. The White House usually doesn’t reveal exactly what Trump does when he spends three or four hours…

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Federally recognized tribes should brace for possible termination policy under Trump

Alaska Indigenous

Whether we like it or not, Saglutupiaġataq (“the compulsive liar” in Iñupiatun) is now president of the United States and Republicans control Congress. Federally recognized Alaska Native and American Indian tribes should brace for the worst, including the possibility that Congress may move to terminate federally recognized tribes.

The termination era of 1953 to 1968 involved Congress stripping tribes of their lands and criminal jurisdiction. The policy was thinly disguised as an attempt to lift American Indians and Alaska Natives out of poverty by assimilating them into mainstream society. However the real goal was to privatize and ransack American Indian and Alaska Native lands.

From the American Indian Relief Council:

From 1953-1964 109 tribes were terminated and federal responsibility and jurisdiction was turned over to state governments. Approximately 2,500,000 acres of trust land was removed from protected status and 12,000 Native Americans lost tribal affiliation. The lands were sold to non-Indians the tribes lost…

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This antibiotic will ruin you.

Mountains and Mustard Seeds

4739Hi there, we need to talk. I have almost written this post at least 20 times and got too overwhelmed and abandoned it. Well here goes…

The antibiotics you took or are taking for your sinus infection, UTI, skin infection, laser eye surgery…ect…may have already damaged you.

Cipro, Levaquin, Avalox, nearly every generic ending in “quin”, “oxacin,””ox,”…are all part of a large family of antibiotics called “Flouroquinolones.” The FDA finally updated their warning on these antibiotics as of July 2016. They site “multiple system damage that may be irreversible. Permanent you guys. Here is the link for the warning if you are a doubting Thomas  https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm500143.htm. Take a gander real quick if you are reading this with an eyebrow raised. Trust me, I wish I had been given the opportunity to soak up this information before it was too late.

In 2010, I took Cipro for a UTI and it changed…

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“Their Sky Has Changed!” Inuit elders sharing information with NASA regarding Earth’s “WOBBLE”

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Inuit (pronounced /ˈɪnuːɪt/ or /ˈɪnjuːɪt/; Inuktitut: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, “the people”) are a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the …

Source: “Their Sky Has Changed!” Inuit elders sharing information with NASA regarding Earth’s “WOBBLE”

Trump-Russia Scandal to Date

News For the Digital Age

The following is reposted from VOX:

It’s starting to look like President Trump has a Russia problem.

Last Tuesday night, the New York Times reported that members of Trump’s campaign team and other “Trump associates” had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials” prior to the November vote. The calls were intercepted by US officials monitoring Russian intelligence, who then leaked their existence to the Times.

The report cautions that there’s no evidence the Trump staff discussed Russian interference in the election — or that they even discussed Trump at all — and it doesn’t disclose whether any current administration officials were among the staffers who had been in contact with Russia.

But still. A campaign team having regular contact with a hostile foreign power is highly unusual, to put it mildly.

Then, this Thursday, Politico reported the existence of text messages indicating that Trump’s former campaign manager — Paul…

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