Air Traffic Controllers Swarm The Capitol Brazil's Drug Gangs Are Prepared 2 days ago   03:52

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Martin Ramirez, an air traffic controller out of Los Angeles, received an electronic pay stub Thursday morning. Everything on the stub looked normal, like his hourly rate and his employee ID number. But his payment for the two-week period ending Jan. 5 read $0.00.

The empty pay stub happened to hundreds of thousands of federal workers this week because of the extended government shutdown, and there doesn’t seem to be a clear solution to the problem. The shutdown started Dec. 22, and it will be the longest ever in U.S. history if it goes past Friday.

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The shutdown started Dec. 22, and it will be the longest ever in U.S. history if it goes past Friday.
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Luke Lopez
The last time air traffic controllers made demands, we fired them.
k.scott phillips
STOP FAA NEXTGEN REIGN OF TERROR ON THE USA!!! STOP FAA JET NOISE CRIMINALS!!! YOUR RIGHT TO FLY OVER OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AT 1,000 FEET AT 5:30 AM DOES NOT TRUMP 10,000 CITIZENS RIGHT TO SLEEP. NO MATTER HOW MUCH $$$ YOUR INDUSTRY HAS TO BUY EVERY SLEAZY POLITICIAN IN CONGRESS. 10 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT, NO PREVIOUS NOISE, NOW WITH NEXTGEN WE ARE UNDER A JET SUPERHIGHWAY AND OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, SCHOOLS AND PARKS AND WILDLIFE AREAS HAVE BECOME A JET GHETTO. FAA HIRED A PR FIRM TO SELL NEXTGEN TO OUR LEADERS AND COMMUNITY. THEY KNEW THAT THEY WERE SCREWING EVERYONE WHO LIVES BELOW THESE ARBITRARILY CHOSEN JET SUPERHIGHWAYS WITH 70+dB NOISE EVERY MINUTE ALL DAY LONG EVERY DAY. NEXTGEN IMPACTS CITIZENS WHO PREVIOUSLY WERE IN QUIET NEIGHBORHOODS UP TO 25 MILES FROM AIRPORTS. DEPARTURES ARE FROM 2000-8000 FEET OVER 10 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT AND ADD 20,000 TIMES THE NOISE BURDEN TO PREVIOUSLY QUIET NEIGHBORHOODS CAUSING LACK OF SLEEP WITH ALL OF ITS ASSOCIATED HEALTH PROBLEMS. ARRIVALS ARE 1,000 FEET AND ADD 1,000 TIMES THE ULTRAFINE PARTICLE POLLUTION TO SCHOOLS, PLAYGROUNDS AND HOMES CAUSING LEUKEMIA AND HEART DISEASE. FAA IS NOW THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF MORTALITY IN OUR COMMUNITY. NUMBER ONE!!! DON'T YOU HAVE ANY CONSCIENCE AT ALL? ALL THOSE WHO ADVOCATE FOR UNLIMITED AIR TRAVEL AT THE EXPENSE OF THOSE ON THE GROUND ARE COWARDS WHO WANT TO BENEFIT FROM HARMING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE UNDER EACH FAA SUPERHIGHWAY. THIS IS ILLEGAL, EMINENT DOMAIN ABUSE, AND IT IS A TERRORIST ATTACK ON AMERICANS EVERYWHERE!!! HOW LONG, OH HOW LONG AMERICA, WILL OUR CORRUPTED POLITICIANS ALLOW FAA'S REIGN OF TERROR TO TRASH OUR HEALTH AND COMMUNITIES, OUR WILDLIFE AND NATURAL AREAS, OUR SLEEP AND OUR SANITY, FOR THE SAKE OF AIRLINE INDUSTRY GREED AND PROFITS? YOUR PEOPLE GROAN IN ANTICIPATION OF HONEST POLITICIANS AND LEADERS WHO WILL STAND UP TO FAA CRIMINALS AND AIRLINE INDUSTRY FASCISTS AND SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE NEXT GEN OPERATION!!!!
Jayden Colour
This reminds of the 2009 depression
Machang D
The only way to get out of this Hostage Situation is for all the Air Traffic Controllers & TSA not being paid to stop coming to work. The shutdown will stop in a matter of hours.  The politicians cant do it, only the Pilots, ATC & TSA can stop this before a terrorist slips a bomb in a plane and cause a big problem. USA has never ever given into Hostage takers.
Lance Goodthrust
Did I see a 'rainbow" flag in a government building?? You know what, lets keep this shutdown going. In fact I'm for a second revolution in this country. It will be easy too. The faggy Democrats are only armed with annoying speeches. Last I checked, those don't stop bullets lol.
Riri Pari
I feel for the air traffic controllers. Apparently its a very stressful job. Now on top of that stress they have to deal with money issues. How they are gonna cover bills and put food on the table for family.
laura leigh
LOL remember PATCO. RIFs are coming :) Once a gov shutdown hits 30 days we can pink slip gov employees and trim the fat off a bloated government pig. Bye Bye
Chad Tire
According to Trump, people will make “adjustments”
Did he ever had to make “adjustments”?????????????????????
He is a pathetic orange fool who is destroying our country piece by piece
Thousands of Americans jobs are at risk in both federal government and industry due to his “winning” trade war
erdvilla
Like Nancy said, Trump might think everyone can ask their dad for a (small million dollar) loan to get through the shutdown.
Inderjyot Bharath
#trump2020
Juan Mateo
lol, they have the lamest chants..
AndyGinterBlues
Not too long ago, I saw a story about Jimmy Carter, seems he's been devoting his retirement to building houses for the homeless. I have an idea- get all of Trump's fired staffers, crooked Republican cronies, his kids and in- laws and step- kids, wife, ex- wives, and The Man Himself together, and turn the whole ugly crew over to Carter. Jimmy can teach them the rudiments of wall- building, and then bring them all to the Texas- Mexican border, dump them off there, along with a few tons of building material, and let them build their fucking wall. And film it as a reality television series.
Christopher Ibarra
3:05 The black lady on the right thought it was pretty good simile.
Rick Sanchez
This is what y’all wanted
Hulito Nuras
The Shutdown should stay until the Democrats change their minds BACK to when they wanted the wall. 2 Years is fine with me. The 2020 elections favors Republicans in the states contested. Lets keep the ball moving forward!!!
pol1250
Why is this Trumps fault??
Jonathan Gonzalez
I’m Pretty sure none of this happened behind closed doors Pryor to 9/11; o well
achillesfury
Ask the Democrats took the private plane and is currently on vocation vice
poor boy
Not saying they don't deserve it but they live 10x better than most Americans. Private school? Second homes? Some savings? Lol
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Brazil's Drug Gangs Are Prepared Air Traffic Controllers Swarm The Capitol 2 days ago   08:28

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Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, signed a temporary decree on Tuesday fulfilling a campaign promise to tackle the country’s epidemic of violence by making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns.

“I signed this decree, created by many upstanding people, so that at this first moment, upstanding citizens can have peace inside their homes,” Bolsonaro said at the signing ceremony in the country’s capital, Brasília.

Bolsonaro, a conservative former Army captain, was sworn in as president on Jan. 1 after sweeping to power last year on a hard-line law-and-order platform, pledging to reduce the countrys record murder rate and booming trade in illegal drugs that fuels it.

On the main highway leading into Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s Federal Highway Patrol or PRF say they’re confiscating record numbers of illegal guns and drugs. The officers patrolling the road seized 18 tons of drugs last year — a more than a 300-percent increase from the year before.

“It's a traditional route for drug traffickers - not just for drugs, but also heavy arms,” Alcino Galvao da Silva, Unit Leader of the Federal Highway Patrol, told VICE News. “Machine guns, bullets, marijuana, and cocaine… It has grown quite a bit, especially in Rio de Janeiro.”

“Johnny,” as he asked VICE News to call him, has been dealing drugs for the Third Command drug gang since he was 16 years-old. Now at 28 he manages all the drugs corners in the neighborhood and isn’t afraid to defend them by force.

“I can tell you that today I've got 35 homicides,” “Johnny” told VICE News. “Fear? We don't have fear. That's what we're here for. To kill and die. We'll die, but die fighting. It's our war motto: Die fighting.”

Bolsonaros plan to “give guns to good people,” and ramp up the military’s role by giving security forces more power to shoot and kill armed criminals isn’t getting the drug gangs to drop their guns. Third Command says their stockpilling weapons of war.

“He’s going to take the world into an urban war,” “Johnny” told VICE News. “Instead of us killing the Red Command we’re going to go after the guy who is in the police who listened to one of Bolsonaro's orders.”

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