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Pilots’ Union Blasts Southwest Over Widespread Cancelations

The union did not hold back in their assessment.

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Southwest has long been one of the nation’s most beloved airlines, thanks to its price structure, quirky features, and friendly staff, but there isn’t enough of that last quality to go around at the moment.

The airline has canceled approximately 2,000 flights over the course of the last several days, just after the Southwest pilots’ union suggested that the company abandon their forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  Southwest attempted to blame these disruptions on air traffic control issues and the weather, but astute observers realized that the percentage of canceled Southwest flights among the number of all canceled flights was an indicator of the locality of the problem.

Now, the same pilots’ union that wanted the company to do away with the vaccine mandate is suggesting that the issues Southwest faces today were years in the making…and they had seen it coming.

When asked by CBS News if there was any chance the disruption could have been caused by pilots calling out sick over the company’s vaccine mandate, Capt. Casey Murray, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, said that was not the case and that the airline’s pilot sick rate for this weekend was “right in line with what was occurring this summer.”

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“So outside of air traffic control and weather, you point the blame squarely where?” CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett asked.

Murray didn’t hold back.

“Squarely on Southwest, I point to how they manage the network and how their I.T. also supports that network. Once a little hiccup occurs due to the internal processes, our pilots aren’t getting to where they need to be. We’ve been sounding this alarm for about four years and have seen very little approach to correcting it,” Murray said.

Southwest’s stock has taken a tumble on the news, having dropped nearly 3% on the week as of the market’s close on Tuesday.

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Popular News Commentary Show ‘The Schaftlein Report’ Now Available as Podcast

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You can now listen to The Schaftlein Report on your favorite podcast platform!

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CBMJ Inc. (OTC: CBMJ), through its operating subsidiary DeDonato Enterprises LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Schaftlein Report podcast.

The popular online show, produced in the Market Mover Media studio in Irvine, California, and hosted by political commentator Mark Schaftlein, launched its podcast version this week. The Schaftlein Report features a number of regular contributors and guest political analysts, authors, and media personalities. The shows are produced daily Monday through Thursday with relevant and engaging dialogue regarding current events.

The Schaftlein Report is enjoying a rapidly growing national audience reached through the company’s websites, social media accounts, and an in-house email list. The expansion into the podcast sphere delivers reach to new audiences and offers another option for accessing the show’s content. The podcast’s audio format is intended to provide commuters in particular the ability to enjoy the show on their podcast platform of choice.

“The addition of The Schaftlein Report delivered as a podcast with its daily newsworthy content, exceptionally knowledgeable and authoritative guests will give commuters a great alternative to the repetitive —and oftentimes mindless— talk radio,” executive producer and studio owner Marc Garabedian stated. “Schaftlein is an extreme rarity in today’s world of broadcast journalism with his wealth of knowledge and ability to engage his guests with intelligent, spirited, and informative discussion and without the use of conventional electronic crutches like teleprompters.”

Through a partnership with Market Mover Media, The Schaftlein Report is now available on Apple, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and other major podcast platforms.

“Our goal is to one day make the show available on Sirius and other wise-reaching media platforms,” says host Mark Schaftlein.

Mr. Schaftlein has been a conservative political commentator on the International stage through VietnewsTV, and hosts the televised political talk show, which seeks to address factual political news without the left-wing bias of mainstream media.

For more information about The Schaftlein Report visit the website at schaftleinReport.com

DeDonato Enterprises is a digital marketing agency based in Atlanta that specializes in reaching a conservative/libertarian/religious audience. DeDonato Enterprises operates a number of social media accounts across several platforms with over 2 million followers along with 12+ million email subscribers. It also manages Liberty Hub, Constitution.com, and Great American Politics along with e-commerce sites Patriot Depot, Thrasher Coffee, Flag & Cross and Vallorani Cigars.

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You can now listen to The Schaftlein Report on your favorite podcast platform! Apple Podcasts iHeart Spotify Podcasts Amazon Audible Podcasts Player.FM CBMJ Inc. (OTC: CBMJ), through its operating subsidiary DeDonato Enterprises LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Schaftlein Report podcast. The popular online show, produced in the Market Mover Media studio in Irvine, California, and hosted by political commentator Mark Schaftlein, launched its podcast version this week. The Schaftlein Report features a number of regular contributors and guest political analysts, authors, and media personalities. The shows are produced daily Monday through Thursday with relevant and engaging dialogue regarding current events. The Schaftlein Report is enjoying a rapidly growing national audience reached through the company’s websites, social media accounts, and an in-house email list. The expansion into the podcast sphere delivers reach to new audiences and offers another option for accessing the show’s content. The podcast’s audio format is intended to provide commuters in particular the ability to enjoy the show on their podcast platform of choice. “The addition of The Schaftlein Report delivered as a podcast with its daily newsworthy content, exceptionally knowledgeable and authoritative guests will give commuters a great alternative to the repetitive —and oftentimes mindless— talk radio,” executive producer and studio owner Marc Garabedian stated. “Schaftlein is an extreme rarity in today’s world of broadcast journalism with his wealth of knowledge and ability to engage his guests with intelligent, spirited, and informative discussion and without the use of conventional electronic crutches like teleprompters.” Through a partnership with Market Mover Media, The Schaftlein Report is now available on Apple, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and other major podcast platforms. “Our goal is to one day make the show available on Sirius and other wise-reaching media platforms,” says host Mark Schaftlein. Mr. Schaftlein has been a conservative political commentator on the…

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Americans, Still Trapped in Afghanistan, Plead with Biden Administration

The trouble in Kabul continues…

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Just because the news cycle is short and forgetful doesn’t mean that conditions are improving in stories that have fallen to the wayside.  This is just the new human attention span, and the marketing industry’s ability to hone in on the speed needed to stay ahead of your own thoughts.

And so, despite the unwillingness of the mainstream media to speak on the subject, there are still American citizens trapped under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, begging to be brought home.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday released a letter to President Joe Biden penned by an American citizen from San Diego, California, who is still trapped in Afghanistan alongside his wife.

“I am pleading with you again as a fellow proud American and as a husband to help my wife and I get home from Afghanistan,” the American citizen wrote in the October 15 letter to President Biden, weeks after the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from the Taliban-controlled country.

Their tale is harrowing.

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The American explained that he and his wife risked their lives to get through Taliban checkpoints, only to discover that the October 4 flight was canceled “because passengers did not have visas for UAE, where the flight was to land.” Another flight left on October 11, but the American said they never received a call to go to the airport.

“The third scheduled for 13 October was apparently cancelled. We learned details of the latter flights from our Congressman, the Hon. Darrell Issa, who flew to Doha to meet us, and not from the DOS,” he continued, explaining these were not their only attempts made since August.

President Biden promised that US forces would remain in-country until each and every American can get home safely, but then abided by a Taliban deadline to evacuate, abandoning a great many Americans and our allied partners.

Just because the news cycle is short and forgetful doesn’t mean that conditions are improving in stories that have fallen to the wayside.  This is just the new human attention span, and the marketing industry’s ability to hone in on the speed needed to stay ahead of your own thoughts. And so, despite the unwillingness of the mainstream media to speak on the subject, there are still American citizens trapped under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, begging to be brought home. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday released a letter to President Joe Biden penned by an American citizen from San Diego, California, who is still trapped in Afghanistan alongside his wife. “I am pleading with you again as a fellow proud American and as a husband to help my wife and I get home from Afghanistan,” the American citizen wrote in the October 15 letter to President Biden, weeks after the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from the Taliban-controlled country. Their tale is harrowing. The American explained that he and his wife risked their lives to get through Taliban checkpoints, only to discover that the October 4 flight was canceled “because passengers did not have visas for UAE, where the flight was to land.” Another flight left on October 11, but the American said they never received a call to go to the airport. “The third scheduled for 13 October was apparently cancelled. We learned details of the latter flights from our Congressman, the Hon. Darrell Issa, who flew to Doha to meet us, and not from the DOS,” he continued, explaining these were not their only attempts made since August. President Biden promised that US forces would remain in-country until each and every American can get home safely, but then abided by a Taliban deadline to evacuate, abandoning a great…

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