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  1. Come on! Jamie Fox was appointed by Chris Christie. You know that Bridgegate Governor! While NJ has a sordid past with elected officials, this is all part and parcel with the way Chris Christie has run NJ!

  2. Re: CBP detention of Stockton mayor – do you think the reason was to check whether his laptop was tampered with by the Chinese? More generally, to what extent does CBP enforce or check for evidence of espionage?

  3. @Jason

    If this mayor looked questionable in any way CBP can detain and search everything. No warrant needed, no reason needed. It was speculated that the mayor was possibly in the sights of CBP because the CBP was acting for other agencies. Possibly searching for evidence of corruption. It is very well known that the IRS uses CBP to intercept tax cheats. So the CBP can definitely be acting as “flypaper” for possible perpetrators/violators of US law.

  4. There is no basis to conclude that delta is cutting any management jobs. The linked article states that the cuts will come from the “administrative salaried” workforce. In other words non-hourly employees, which does not necessarily mean executives, managers or supervisors.

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