NYC Flyover Photo Released vs. My Photo

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    NYC Flyover Photo Released vs. My Photo

    So, after all the hubub, the White House released a photo that they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on:



    I must admit, the jet is very impressive. Now I present a photo that I took from my Cessna last year, and cost maybe $75 in gas:




    Now if I wanted to, I could probably Photoshop an image of Air Force One on top of this photo. I would have sold it to the White House for half of what they paid.

    Anyway, that's my rant for today.
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    The taxpayers had to pay over $300,000 for Scare Force One's flyby.

    Greta Van Sustern's staff photo shopped a picture for ZERO DOLLARS!

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    Sell it for half?
    You mean that you would sell your pic to the gov for $190,000?
    I don't know...that's a pretty cool pic, you sure you'd sell it?
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    I like your picture much better, Jon.
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    "our "dictator" didn't know about it 'til after the fact". Don't you watch the news?????
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    Pray for him. Like it or not, we're stuck with him, and ANYONE in that office sure needs Divine help!

    What say we start a grassroots campaign to elect Grady, JD, RetSup or Sixto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paymeister View Post
    What say we start a grassroots campaign to elect Grady, JD, RetSup or Sixto?
    All good candidates, but how come my name isn't on that list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paymeister View Post
    Pray for him. Like it or not, we're stuck with him, and ANYONE in that office sure needs Divine help!

    What say we start a grassroots campaign to elect Grady, JD, RetSup or Sixto?
    I pray about him everyday.......wait, you said "for" him. Sorry, my mistake. My prayers wouldn't exactly be considered "for" him. Maybe against. Or worse depending on which prayer it is.....
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    Great pic, Jon! And you did not get FIRED! Very good! Poor White House aide, he fell on his knife.
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    That was such a freaking waste of tax dollars. It makes me sick.

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    So what is not in that price tag is the cost of the city dealing with the panic. I've heard that a large number of people were self evacuating the buildings and the number of 911 calls were thru the roof.

    What a total lack of judgment. The intentionally kept the information from the city officials and the public. Good thing the city doesn't have anti aircraft defenses like DC does.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainrichhill View Post
    "our "dictator" didn't know about it 'til after the fact". Don't you watch the news?????
    he also had no idea that there were tea-parties happening and then invited the Queen for tea at the Whitehouse when he heard about it.
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    They tell us that it was used as part of a "training mission" and the cost would have been accrued anyway. $300,000? Over a couple of hours or minutes? I know Airforce One needs a lot of coats of wax to stay shiny, but how do they spend $300,000? I know fighter jets are expensive too, but that is much dinero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRags99 View Post
    That was such a freaking waste of tax dollars. It makes me sick.
    What's the big deal?

    The White House keeps a photo portfolio of the Presidential aircraft in flight over various landmarks in the country, e.g., the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate, Mount Ranier, etc.

    The portfolio is updated frequently. Every time POTUS takes a trip on Air Force One, photos are added to the portfolio. It's a Public Relations thing. POTUS gives copies of these photos to visiting dignitaries. The public can buy copies of these photos. The Prez will even sign them.

    Every administration does this. The Bush WH did it, the Clinton WH did it, and on, and on...


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