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New Now just you wait a minnit, there, buddy!
O'Hare Interirrational Airport, what used to be the worlds largest until people finally got smart and rerouted to Milwaukee or Midway, has (even as we speak) an elementary school just a bit off the glidepath of 22R (or is it 24R?). Been there since I was a mere pratt. And now you're telling me it's illegal?!?

Oh, the Humanity!!
"It's hard for me, you know, living in this beautiful White House, to give you a firsthand assessment."
George W. Bush, when asked if he believed Iraq was in a state of civil war (Newsweek, 26 Feb 07)
New Maybe not illegal.
The thing that makes it "illegal" is the contract an airport authority signs when it accepts funds under the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (funding 20% by the general fund by most estimates). This really got sticky when they added this to their contracts. Some states started screaming about the Fed telling the States what they could and could not do with their own land. The contract was carefully worded so that the airport sponsor was only required to do the best it could to prevent such projects from going forward. That's what ticked me off about Kendallville's situation. Kendallville not only did not do everything possible to prevent the school from going up, it actually took action to insure the school would be built. It actually made an exception to its own law to make sure the school could be built there. So, Kendallville is in the position (and the fsckers at the FAA are complicit) of claiming that "taking action to make sure something happens is the same thing as taking action to prevent something from happening."

It would seem, therefore, that the three human impulses embodied in religion are fear, conceit, and hatred. The purpose of religion, one might say, is to give an air of respectibility to these passions. -- Bertrand Russell
     Request for comments. - (mmoffitt) - (10)
         let me guess, the city wants the airport shutdown - (boxley) - (7)
             I knew you were paying attention. - (mmoffitt) - (6)
                 YM like Meigs Field? -NT - (Yendor) - (2)
                     And how the Mayor had the runway - (folkert) - (1)
                         And left > 10 aircraft stranded. >:-( -NT - (mmoffitt)
                 Didn't take much attention; obvious even from way over here. -NT - (CRConrad) - (2)
                     Now just you wait a minnit, there, buddy! - (jb4) - (1)
                         Maybe not illegal. - (mmoffitt)
         You might cite the expected elevation of an airplane over... - (a6l6e6x) - (1)
             Good point. Thanks! - (mmoffitt)

Incidentally, my Liege, this is how we know the world to be banana-shaped.
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