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Old 03-04-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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Delta combined with Northwest airlines whose hub was in Mpls. All of that infrastructure is still at the Mpls. airport plus added. MN welcomes Delta with open arms and no 1st amendment infringements.

You can bet that there are "behind the scenes" negotiations going on between Delta CEO and other states right now!
No doubt although CEO would put together a search team, who would compare the offers.
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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A costly move by the Lt Gov. of Georgia! Watch for the exodus of companies and businesses from that state in the next few years.
Traffic is nightmarish in Atlanta, so they need to go. Quality of life is more important than too much commerce that cannot be accommodated by the infrastructure.
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:49 PM
 
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What a stupid issue to take a stand on, going after a corporate giant because they didn't keep giving a discount to NRA members. Like the Georgia state govt. felt the need to intervene here and attack Delta.

What a bunch of regressive morons. No way did this move have any beneficial financial impact, and the clowns who are happy over this move have probably never been on an airplane before.

I'm surprised these corporations give the NRA discounts in the first place. This was all news to me.
Giving NRA members a discount on plane travel is hilarious insane when you think about it.

Ah, well... more amusing right-wing visions about what big business should and should not do.

Remember: if you're a baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple because "religion," the far-right will defend your corporate right to "do whatever you want" until the last. But if you're an airline who stops giving - insane - discounts to NRA members, suddenly government has to step in and punish you.

More proof that "freedom" isn't exactly what the far-right has in mind when they talk about it. It's hilarious - using a government to punish a private business because the government doesn't like their stand on social issues is about as "left-wing" an action as one can take... but the righties will no doubt defend this to the last.
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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So say politicians decide that any company in their state who doesn't give a discount to members of Planned Parenthood will be charged a higher tax rate, you'd be good with that?

Yeah, sure you would. You conservatives would be so outraged this board couldn't contain you.
Exactly. If this were flipped on its head, this board with be afire with out-raged righties screaming about how "unfair!" it all is. But they have no problem using government to punish a private corporation for their stand on social issues - an action that is traditionally considered as "left-wing" as they come.

The stench of hypocrisy around here is overwhelming.
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:39 PM
 
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Remember: if you're a baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple because "religion," the far-right will defend your corporate right to "do whatever you want" until the last. But if you're an airline who stops giving - insane - discounts to NRA members, suddenly government has to step in and punish you.
Amazing, isn't it?

A gay couple asking to be treated on par with other customers is victimizing the right. Now it turns out that treating NRA members on par with other customers is also victimizing the right.

In fact, everything that jeopardizes their undeserved privileges is victimizing them. Like an older woman not quite realizing that her looks have gone and the world is now treating her as it does everybody else.
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:45 PM
 
Location: NC
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Exactly. If this were flipped on its head, this board with be afire with out-raged righties screaming about how "unfair!" it all is. But they have no problem using government to punish a private corporation for their stand on social issues - an action that is traditionally considered as "left-wing" as they come.

The stench of hypocrisy around here is overwhelming.
exactly how much more than whelming is that exactly, and yes it is!
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