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(NYPost)   Tiny violin time in the Hamptons, it's millionaires against billionaires at the East Hampton airport with the billionaires squeezing out those without their own jets. Feel for the poor millionaires   (nypost.com) divider line
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2022-01-19 8:47:50 AM  
That class bigotry like this is allowed to happen in America is a travesty, and shows why we need to be extending more of a financial lifeline to struggling millionaires not just in the Hamptons, but everywhere in this nation. Through no fault of their own, the widening wealth gap has enriched those billionaires at the very, very top without similarly enriching the lower- and middle-class millionaires who are now struggling to afford the most basic necessities and enduring widespread discrimination as a result. We as a society cannot abide this. We cannot claim to care about racial, class, or sexual equality while allowing any segment of our population to suffer inequality themselves. We are all in this fight together, and only together can we overcome.

#IStandWithMillionaires
 
2022-01-19 8:51:48 AM  
I grew up next to an airport.  After the first couple of hundred landings and departures you get used to it.

It's kind of like living next to the railroad tracks--but with jets.
 
2022-01-19 8:57:52 AM  
What's the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire?

A billion dollars.
 
2022-01-19 8:59:38 AM  
Then it's time to put in a tennis court and just park the helicopter there.
 
2022-01-19 9:04:45 AM  
Being a millionaire isn't what it used to be.  For one thing, for many people that means you own your own home and aren't carrying debt.  That's kind of something everyone aspires to, right?

And there's nothing wrong with someone who risks their capital building up their own business and then enjoying the fruits of that labor later on in life - that's supposed to be the way capitalism works, encouraging extra risk-taking and productivity by rewarding it with wealth if you succeed.  And those would be your low-end multi-millionaires.

So yes, you should be standing with the (lower end of) the millionaire-class. And you should be pissed at the billionaire class that they've concentrated so much wealth and used it to push us towards a return to feudalism, where everything is owned by a few lords and the rest of us peasants can only have stuff at the lord's pleasure.

With the wealth our society generates, everyone willing to work should have a roof, clothes, 3 good meals a day, work less than 40 hours a week with several weeks off with a funded retirement at 65, and with universal healthcare so a random illness doesn't ruin your life.  If you don't have those things... that's because of the billionaires (supported by the propagandized poor who think they'll benefit from the system someday).
 
2022-01-19 9:11:39 AM  
If it make you feel any better, HTO has a NOTAM warning that 5G is scrambling instrumentation landing systems.

48 single engines, 2 twin props, and 2 jets. It's doesn't look like the billionaires are making it their own. Heck, most billionaires wouldn't base their jet here, so it would hurt them more.
 
2022-01-19 9:20:42 AM  
The loss of public airports is a crisis across America but not one the average person would ever notice.

Going from public to private means goodbye to that sweet, sweet, federal money so those billionaires will have to chip in to take care of expensive upkeep to pavement, buildings, landing aids and lighting, snow removal, and on and on. It's going to cost them much, much more than just using the public field. Billionaires don't like paying for stuff they were getting for free.

Which is why I suspect shenanigans and expect it will be redeveloped into new billionaire housing in short order. Book it.
 
2022-01-19 9:38:08 AM  

edmo: Which is why I suspect shenanigans and expect it will be redeveloped into new billionaire housing in short order. Book it.


Ehh, Calverton, over in Riverhead, is still open, but it's a gliders and parachutes place. Maybe it's a push for land at the far end of the island. Maybe it's that they want to ditch paying for a tower operations team.
 
2022-01-19 9:40:12 AM  
Taxes are too. Farking. Low.
 
2022-01-19 9:45:53 AM  
I used to just go to Montauk, you can walk to the beach from there. I also used to toss the bikes in the back of the 172, so I didn't need to wait around or pay for a taxi if I wanted to go into town.

csb
I was unloading the bikes one afternoon, and a couple in a big twin was definitely having an epiphany moment.
 
2022-01-19 10:01:11 AM  
I briefly dated a guy who owned two homes in the Hamptons. He was an asshole. He wasn't a millionaire or billionaire, though. He could afford only one Maserati - his ex-wife's.
 
2022-01-19 10:11:57 AM  
So people who supported a system that allows money to supersede everything else are finding out that there's always a bigger, greedier fish. Good.
 
2022-01-19 10:20:16 AM  
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2022-01-19 11:25:42 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Being a millionaire isn't what it used to be.  For one thing, for many people that means you own your own home and aren't carrying debt.  That's kind of something everyone aspires to, right?

And there's nothing wrong with someone who risks their capital building up their own business and then enjoying the fruits of that labor later on in life - that's supposed to be the way capitalism works, encouraging extra risk-taking and productivity by rewarding it with wealth if you succeed.  And those would be your low-end multi-millionaires.

So yes, you should be standing with the (lower end of) the millionaire-class. And you should be pissed at the billionaire class that they've concentrated so much wealth and used it to push us towards a return to feudalism, where everything is owned by a few lords and the rest of us peasants can only have stuff at the lord's pleasure.

With the wealth our society generates, everyone willing to work should have a roof, clothes, 3 good meals a day, work less than 40 hours a week with several weeks off with a funded retirement at 65, and with universal healthcare so a random illness doesn't ruin your life.  If you don't have those things... that's because of the billionaires (supported by the propagandized poor who think they'll benefit from the system someday).


Your last sentence is absolutely spot on. Wassies working at McDonald's worship Elon Musk while he robs them of their crypto investments and they keep eating into the PR like he's their king. We are absolutely heading back to feudalism as the majority of wealth is concentrated among billionaires and the farked up thing is that once you get locked in as a serf there is no turning back.

Soon the AI HR systems will keep putting you in the same roles as your ancestors, a role that only serves to maintain the balance of MuskTown or CubanVille as it exists as the billionaire's share in the technocracy. The only real freedom you will have after work is to consume the crap produced by other billionaire estates which are powered by the same slaves as you.
 
2022-01-19 11:29:20 AM  

edmo: The loss of public airports is a crisis across America but not one the average person would ever notice.

Going from public to private means goodbye to that sweet, sweet, federal money so those billionaires will have to chip in to take care of expensive upkeep to pavement, buildings, landing aids and lighting, snow removal, and on and on. It's going to cost them much, much more than just using the public field. Billionaires don't like paying for stuff they were getting for free.

Which is why I suspect shenanigans and expect it will be redeveloped into new billionaire housing in short order. Book it.


Problem would still exist for those GA and hobbyist folk, the people to thank for having such an industry in the first place. If it wasn't for two dudes tinkering around in a shop, a plane would never have been built. Humans love to try and fly in whatever they think is a nice craft to take them up in the air. We have decades upon decades of laws, regulations, systems, and protections all from simple folk who sought the pleasure of aiming for the skies. They are the losers here, unfortunately.
 
2022-01-19 11:31:40 AM  
I'm no longer the sixth house to the right off 9-27, PDK.

So, I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2022-01-19 11:45:17 AM  

Another Government Employee: I'm no longer the sixth house to the right off 9-27, PDK.

So, I'm getting a kick out of this.



difficulty: Georgia

/at first I thought PDK was for Podunk Airfield
 
2022-01-19 11:56:59 AM  

petec: Another Government Employee: I'm no longer the sixth house to the right off 9-27, PDK.

So, I'm getting a kick out of this.


difficulty: Georgia

/at first I thought PDK was for Podunk Airfield


Trust me. It ain't.
 
2022-01-19 12:41:20 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Being a millionaire isn't what it used to be. For one thing, for many people that means you own your own home and aren't carrying debt. That's kind of something everyone aspires to, right?


If you hit your mid-50s and you aren't a millionaire (or very close to it) your chances of ever retiring are slim to none.

If you own your own house you are (most likely) at least a third if not half way to being a millionaire.  Any 401k that is going to help once retired should be in the mid to upper six figures and that puts you at that threshold.

Being a millionaire (on paper) doesn't make you rich, but people that aren't seem to hate everyone that makes more money than them.
 
2022-01-19 12:51:42 PM  
The Hamptons? OMG! People with mansions overlooking the beach at Malibu will be next, mark my words!
 
2022-01-19 1:16:48 PM  
I prefer to play tiny violas. It's more humiliating.
 
2022-01-19 1:59:04 PM  

edmo: The loss of public airports is a crisis across America but not one the average person would ever notice.

Going from public to private means goodbye to that sweet, sweet, federal money so those billionaires will have to chip in to take care of expensive upkeep to pavement, buildings, landing aids and lighting, snow removal, and on and on. It's going to cost them much, much more than just using the public field. Billionaires don't like paying for stuff they were getting for free.

Which is why I suspect shenanigans and expect it will be redeveloped into new billionaire housing in short order. Book it.


Theyll just bribe their local congresscritter to make it so that their "private" airport still receives public money.

Its needed for emergencies or something, yeah thats the ticket!
 
2022-01-19 2:34:37 PM  

mjbok: Unsung_Hero: Being a millionaire isn't what it used to be. For one thing, for many people that means you own your own home and aren't carrying debt. That's kind of something everyone aspires to, right?

If you hit your mid-50s and you aren't a millionaire (or very close to it) your chances of ever retiring are slim to none.

If you own your own house you are (most likely) at least a third if not half way to being a millionaire.  Any 401k that is going to help once retired should be in the mid to upper six figures and that puts you at that threshold.

Being a millionaire (on paper) doesn't make you rich, but people that aren't seem to hate everyone that makes more money than them.


You're an arse.

a) I own my own home.
b) I'm retired.
c) I don't have an eighth of a million dollars
d) Social security is just fine.

Oh, and e) I live in the DC 'burbs, where everything is expensive.
 
2022-01-19 5:05:45 PM  
Yea, this isn't going to stand.  Helicopter and small plane charter service to the Hamptons may not be huge to the Billionaire class, but it is still big business in NYC for the Millionaire class who carry enough weight on their own to lobby for and secure changes.
 
2022-01-19 8:48:05 PM  
My mother lives about three miles north of this airport in the village of Sag Harbor, the noise has been a problem for many years now. I am sure my 85-year-old mother who's an avowed socialist had her hand in this somewhere. The problem when I am out visiting were the helicopters landing every three minutes on the weekends, jets when they can in were also loud.
 
2022-01-19 9:05:31 PM  

whitroth: a) I own my own home.
b) I'm retired.
c) I don't have an eighth of a million dollars
d) Social security is just fine.

Oh, and e) I live in the DC 'burbs, where everything is expensive.


If a is true and e is true then c isn't.  Unless you're telling me your house is worth less than 125k, which is hard to believe.  The maximum SS benefit is 3,345 in 2022.  We've been told multiple times on Fark that this is below poverty level.
 
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