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David points out where Delta stands!

Bill

Let me get this straight when a Hurricane was closing in on Florida and people were fleeing for their life Delta raised the price of a ticket from 547.00 to 3,200!

Irma: Airline Ticket Prices Surge Up To 600% As Incoming Hurricane Sparks Mass Evacuations
September 6, 2017

Flyers hoping to get out of Florida before Hurricane Irma makes expected landfall later this week are encountering large hikes in airline prices, and expressing dismay that they’re being charged extra in their attempts to get out of the storm’s path.

As Irma approached, breaking records in the Atlantic and hitting Caribbean islands, would-be ticket purchases were outraged on social media, calling out the airlines for what they perceived as taking advantage of a potential natural disaster.

“Shame on you @delta. Jacking from $547 to over $3200 for people trying to evacuate properly?” Twitter user Leigh Dow wrote with an accompanying picture that showed an alert for the price change. Ms Dow was retweeted tens of thousands of times.

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Now Delta donates 3 planes for round trip flights to DC and has this to say!

Delta said the donation is “part of our commitment to supporting the communities we serve.”

What a crock of B.S.!!

Delta Helps Hundreds Of Students Fly To DC For Gun Protest
March 24, 2018

Delta Air Lines has donated three round-trip charter flights that allowed hundreds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to participate in the “March for Our Lives” protest against gun violence in Washington.

Delta said the donation is “part of our commitment to supporting the communities we serve.”

Marches are also being held in New York, Chicago, Houston and Parkland, Florida, the site of the shooting.

It’s not Delta’s first involvement with the issue. After last month’s shooting, Delta said it will no longer offer discounted fares to members of the National Rifle Association to reflect its neutral status on the gun-control debate.

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As you said they can be sellers at any time, Dave.

Bill

China’s Other Nuclear Option
March 25, 2018

Sorry to be such a downer, folks.

We have to stress test the macro scenarios versus current market conditions by looking at worst case events, then calculating expected values based on the most likely probabilities. Especially after such a huge run in stocks and with the “buy the dippers” still pounding the table.

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Still Expensive

If stocks were in the tank and you could not give them away, we would be looking for green shoots to justify upping investment positions.   That is a long way off, in our opinion. Trading decisions are a different story, however.

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Jim/Bill,

The TRUTH does not matter.

The West makes up a lie and every one repeats it.

Donald has taken the deep state plunge sad to see.

Dave

Russia Vows Imminent Response: “The US Only Understands Force”
March 26, 2018

Update: RIA Novosti reports an unnamed foreign ministry official protested the decision by EU, NATO nations to expel envoys, and confirmed that Russia will respond to each country expelling diplomats, warning that the “expulsions won’t go unanswered.”

“Unfriendly” action won’t be left unanswered.

U.K.’s allies are “blindly following” principle of Euro-Atlantic unity at the expense of common sense.

Additionally, Russia’s ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, said that, with regard to the US response, “US only understand force.”

“I mentioned in my statement in the State Department that I consider these actions counterproductive,” Antonov said.

“I said that the United States took a very bad step by cutting what very little still remains in terms of Russian-American relations.”

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