Trump a victim of bullying

Our president, Donald Trump, is a great example of being bullied. The Democrats curse him and lie about him. The media expound on the lies and omit the truth. They expect him to tuck tail and cower as all bullies do.

Trump does not cower from bullies. He strikes back at those who bullied him, just as anyone would. As all bullies do, they try to deflate any retaliation with more bullying. More lies and Democrats standing up against him.

This is what a person who is being bullied is faced with. You are bullied, and you stand up against the bullying, and they come back at you stronger.

But Trump does not back down. He knows that there are people who believe in him. They do not believe in the lies that are being said about him.

That is what people being bullied need to see. Don’t tuck tail and run. Fight back and know there are people who know you are worthy.

Even though Trump has been cursed at and lied about for over 2.5 years, he has never uttered a racial slur against anyone, even though the media say otherwise.

Sunny Hinojos,


Missed the boat on small planes

The Associated Press brief titled “U.S. issues security alert for small planes,” published July 31, missed or mischaracterized some key points about small-airplane security.

First, the article pointed to a recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notice, implying it was focused only on cybersecurity concerns for small, “general aviation” aircraft, when the fact is, the notice applies to all aircraft, from airliners on down.

Second, the story – which included not a single aviation-industry source – arguably misrepresented the nature of the potential security breach involved.

For example, the piece failed to fully explain that for the scenario to occur, an individual would need to actually board an aircraft, dismantle its avionics system, locate a certain, small piece of technology and effectively disable it. The reason such a relatively complex scenario hasn’t unfolded – the reason TSA audits have never found general aviation airplanes to be a security concern – is that the industry has always made security a top priority, with a host of measures that harden aircraft from threats.

An Airport Watch program includes a toll-free reporting number directly to the TSA. Pilots carry tamper-resistant, government issued ID, and passengers on many general aviation flights undergo strict background checks. The government cross-checks records for airmen, and monitors aircraft sales to find suspicious activity.

These are the facts about general aviation security – it’s unfortunate your readers might have been led to believe otherwise.

Ed Bolen,

President and CEO

National Business Aviation Association

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