Oliver Stone And Peter Kuznick: The United States “is The Roman Empire” [interview]
Report: United to open 787 base in Los Angeles
EDT October 4, 2013 A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner as seen near Boeing’s assembly line facility in Everett, Wash., in 2012. (Photo: United Airlines) China SHARE 477 CONNECT 72 TWEET 6 COMMENTEMAILMORE United Airlines will make Los Angeles its second base for pilots who fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, according to FlightGlobal.com’s Edward Russell . Russell writes “subsidiary Continental captains and first officers will fly the aircraft when the base opens,” adding that “a timeline (for) when that will occur has not been set.” United first began flying the Dreamliner in November of 2012 . Until now, the carrier’s 787 pilot base has been at its hub at Houston Bush Intercontinental. The establishment of a 787 pilot base at LAX comes as United increasingly looks to deploy its Dreamliners on Asian routes from the West Coast. ARCHIVES: First Dreamliner passengers sing new jet’s praises (October 2011) “Our 2014 international schedule has the 787 flying many routes to Asia,” Howard Attarian, United’s senior vice-president of flight operations, is quoted by FlightGlobal as saying in a September letter to United’s flight operations group. “In August, we told you that we believe this amount of flying warrants a west coast 787 base to reliably support our network. We have decided that LAX is the right location for this 787 base.” United’s trans-Pacific Dreamliner routes from the West Coast include flights from LAX to Shanghai and Tokyo Narita and soon-to-launch 787 routes between Seattle and Tokyo, San Francisco and Osaka and San Francisco and Chengdu, China . Also in western United States, United offers a trans-Pacific flight to Tokyo out of its Denver hub. A United Airlines Boeing 787 takes off for Chicago from Houston Intercontinental Airport on Nov. 4, 2012, with more than 200 customers on board. This was the inaugural commercial flight for the United Airlines aircraft. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP Even at 5:54 a.m., there was a festive air at the departure gate for United’s inaugural 787 flight. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson speaks to a group of journalists traveling on United’s inaugural 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com United CEO Jeff Smisek, back row center, stands with crew members before the first flight of the airline’s Boeing 787 aircraft. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP Passengers have a little fun before boarding the first Dreamliner to fly paying customers within the United States. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com The chances of getting an upgrade weren’t good for United’s inaugural 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com Customers on United’s inaugural 787 flight were treated to snacks before the flight, including special Dreamliner cookies. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com For the first time, a departure board shows United preparing to board paying customers on a 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com Thomas Moore, a customer on United’s 787 inaugural flight, also has flown on the world’s first passenger flights of the 747 and the Airbus A380 as evidenced by this self-made plaque. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com United’s Dreamliner at the gate. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY And the boarding for the Dreamliner flight begins … Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY A United gate agent takes a boarding pass from one of the first customers to board the Dreamliner.
I found that fascinating. I have read some of those hearings and felt really angry, because although everything Nye and other critics said was true, we drew the wrong conclusions, and by the time it really mattered in Spain for us to stand up to fascism, we did not. It is ironic how history works. (To Peter) Do you want to continue on? (Kuznick: Absolutely. We have been so focused during this trip on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and U.S.-Japan-related issues that we havent had a chance to talk about these things.) Lets talk about war now. Be creative. Lets just talk about what war is. Kuznick: Smedley Butler, highly decorated Marine Corps Major General said, War is a racket.  He said that he was a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. … a gangster for capitalism. He starts in the Philippines and then he goes through all the countries he led interventions into.
Presidents Cup 2013: Analyzing United States’ Triumph over International Team
16 when Sterne sent his approach flying over the green. That win culminated a sensational week for Woods, who has been battling a nagging back injury throughout the fall. He was responsible for four of the United States’ 18.5 points, with three of his wins playing alongside Kuchar. The duo was dominant, scoring three wins as partners and reminding fans that, once upon a time, Tiger Woods actually enjoyed playing golf. Throughout the weekend, one of the most amusing stories was Woods and Kuchar insisting on awkwardly recreating the handshake from theFresh Prince of Bel Air. One could use the victory as a pulpit to push any number of narratives. That Tiger Woods somehow suddenly “enjoys” golf again after years of personal and professional turmoil. That Woods could use his Presidents Cup triumph as a confidence buoy heading into the next PGA Tour season, which begins in all of about 17 minutes, by the way. Blech. Not only should we know better than to ascribe our own favorite narrative to Tiger at this point, but it would also ignore the accomplishments of his teammates in Ohio. Kuchar was every bit as spectacular as Woods (if not more so) during their partnership, and others like Dufner also had dominant weekends leading their country to victory. David Cannon/Getty Images The United States won, mainly because the sum of its parts was greater than one or two players. It’s no coincidence that the International Team was able to dominate the singles competition. It was almost clandestine at times during four-ball and foursome play that one U.S. golfer would step up on holes where his partner struggledand vice versa. That is the story coming out of the 2013 Presidents Cup. Not Tiger Woods.
United States Team wins The Presidents Cup 2013
01:18 10.06.2013 In his Singles match against Matt Kuchar on the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Marc Leishman makes a 15-foot par putt on the par-4 18th hole to win the match 1-up. 00:52 10.06.2013 In his Singles match against Phil Mickelson on the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Angel Cabrera holes a 23-foot chip shot on the par-4 14th hole to save par. 00:22 10.06.2013 In his Singles match against Angel Cabrera on the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Phil Mickelson skips his second shot on the par-4 14th hole across the water hazard. 01:39 results 1 – 10 of 11666 United States Team wins The Presidents Cup 2013 01:32 On the final day of the The Presidents Cup 2013 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, the United States team retains the Cup with Tiger Woods 1-up victory over Richard Sterne in his Singles match. 01:32 Schwartzel birdies No. 17 on Day 4 of The Presidents Cup 01:18 In his Singles match against Keegan Bradley on Day 4 of The Presidents Cup 2013, Charl Schwartzel hits his second shot on the par-4 17th hole to 3 feet and makes the putt for birdie to win the match 2 & 1. 01:18 Leishman pars No. 18 on Day 4 of The Presidents Cup 00:52 In his Singles match against Matt Kuchar on the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Marc Leishman makes a 15-foot par putt on the par-4 18th hole to win the match 1-up. 00:52 Cabrera pars No. 14 on Day 4 of The Presidents Cup 00:22 In his Singles match against Phil Mickelson on the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Angel Cabrera holes a 23-foot chip shot on the par-4 14th hole to save par. 00:22 Mickelsons second at No. 14 on Day 4 of The Presidents Cup 01:39 In his Singles match against Angel Cabrera on the final day of The Presidents Cup 2013, Phil Mickelson skips his second shot on the par-4 14th hole across the water hazard. 01:39 Oosthuizen pars No.