All of us here at SMQ Limo send Prayers to the entire Menino Family. Thank you for you service Mr. Mayor you will always be in my thoughts.
This guy clearly has brass and you know the sailors on the flight deck went running when they saw this unfold in front of them. Intentional? Hardly!
This is unbelievable!
F-35 unintentional loop at takeoff a real "check your laundry" event.
A supremely well-trained US Navy pilot, ice running in his veins instead of blood, fully regains control of his $70 million, F-35 joint strike force fighter, after a problematic vertical take-off attempt... Watch as the rear vertical thruster fires to cause the problem.
There's nothing about this the pilot enjoys. If he could have ejected at 100' upside down and lived, he would have. Looks like the afterburner kicks in while still vectored for vertical takeoff. Lockheed would call this a "software malfunction" and do a little more "regressive testing". This is a good demonstration of power-to-weight ratio of this aircraft! And talk about stability control... wow!
If he didn't come out of the loop wings-level, it probably would have been bad news; maybe taking some of the carrier with him!
Add to this flying through your own exhaust, which can lead to equipment malfunctions, as in "flame out". The F-35 is single engine aircraft with vertical takeoff/landing capability, but it has the aerodynamics of a Steinway piano at zero airspeed. This is the most unbelievable piece of flying you will ever see in your life.
This guy's coolness saved a 70 million-dollar aircraft! On the other hand, he might not have had time to react to anything except just ride it.
I bet you'll watch it at least 2 times! ~ Facebook Post
Four Massport workers plead guilty in cab scheme at Logan Airport By Travis Andersen | Globe Staff October 29, 2014
Four suspended Massachusetts Port Authority workers on Wednesday admitted their roles in a scheme to collect cash and other gifts from cabdrivers seeking to get quicker access to customers at Logan International Airport, authorities said.
The men — Kenneth Clement, 68, of New Hampshire; Vadim Mkrtychev, 39, of West Roxbury; Michael Garvey, 53, of Melrose; and Donald Potts, 49, of Roxbury — pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court to charges of accepting illegal gifts, according to the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
Each was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, and all were barred from seeking further government employment or collecting their state pensions, Conley’s office said in a statement.
John J. McGlone III, an attorney for Garvey, said by phone that his client “made a decision to just move on” by pleading guilty. Lawyers for the other men either declined to comment or could not be reached on Wednesday night.
McGlone said the men cannot collect pensions but are entitled to get back the money they have contributed to the pension fund.
Wark, a spokesman for Conley, said the defendants can seek to recoup their contributions, but state retirement officials must approve such requests.
According to prosecutors, the men worked for Massport as cab starters, who worked in the Logan taxi pool where drivers wait in line to pick up fares. Drivers who paid cash were allowed to bypass the sometimes long wait in the pool, putting the drivers who did not make payouts at a disadvantage, the statement said.
Wark said Wednesday that prosecutors “believe each defendant took in thousands of dollars over a period of years.”
The men usually collected between $20 and $40 from drivers to allow them to skip the waiting pool, though the suspects sometimes accepted scratch tickets, cigarettes, and other goods as bribes, officials said in February 2013.
McGlone, Garvey’s lawyer, said his client accepted items including gift cards and received money from a driver only once, when he accepted a loan of more than $1,000 to pay for his child’s dental bill. McGlone said Garvey repaid the driver.
Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for Massport, which runs Logan, said in an e-mail that the men have been suspended without pay since they were charged, and that the agency will begin the disciplinary process. He said “the facts as currently presented warrant their termination.”
Massport said previously the men had salaries of $63,000 a year.
A fifth defendant who was also suspended without pay by Massport, James Mulrey, 47, of Canton, has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go to trial in March.
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Pending Casino Development Sparks Moral Debate in Massachusetts Posted on October 31, 2007 by LCT Staff -
BOSTON — Religious groups and small business owners that oppose Gov. Deval Patrick's gambling legislation want Massachusetts residents to know a casino could be coming to their backyards.
Instead of lobbying lawmakers who must approve the measure, the coalition calling itself Casino Free Mass unveiled a campaign Monday to hold forums around the state to encourage people to get involved. The first forum is scheduled for next month in New Bedford.
"The more people are informed about this, the more they're considering seriously this is really something that could happen in my backyard, the better the issue becomes for those who want to represent the quality of life we have in Massachusetts," spokeswoman Laura Everett said.
Patrick estimates the state would generate $400 million in annual tax revenue and 20,000 permanent jobs from three resort casinos, one each in three regions: western and central Massachusetts, southeastern Massachusetts and the Boston area.
"The governor has placed all 351 communities out to the highest bidder," said Rich Young, one of the leaders of the new group, at a news conference Monday outside the Statehouse. "The governor's plan is not site specific."
The coalition argues casinos don't constitute economic development because they merely gobble up discretionary spending that currently goes to local restaurants, theaters, and cultural institutions.
The group has no plans for TV or radio ads and acknowledges it will be outspent by the gaming industry. The group is fundraising through its website, casinofreemass.org.
The Rev. Jack Johnson, director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, said casinos would create addicted gamblers and disproportionately draw on the poor.
"We as people of faith stand on the moral principle that a proposal to raise revenue by hurting the people who can least afford it is morally reprehensible," Johnson said.
But Michael Quish, whose family owns MSM Exec Limousine in Raynham, called those arguments "complete nonsense." His business is two miles from the Middleborough site where the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe hopes to build a casino.
"I travel an hour out to go pick up a limousine job. I'd like to see some more work in our area," said Quish, who attended the Casino Free Mass news conference to show his support for Patrick's plan.
The morality argument doesn't hold water, he said, because many churches raise funds through charitable bingo games.
"They already promote gambling with bingos. I don't understand it. They don't want it now, but they can run it?" he said.
Patrick spokeswoman Cyndi Roy said the bill called for a portion of casino revenue to be spent on public health issues caused by gambling.
"Recognizing that there is a small group of people for which gambling is more than harmless entertainment, the legislation provides significant resources to mitigate any anticipated social costs and calls for the most robust regulation and enforcement in the country," she said.
SOURCE: Houston Chronicle