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  • Study: Proposed Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Chicago hyperloop would be highly profitable

    12/20/2019 5:39:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 17, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Development of a proposed hyperloop transportation system linking Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago would not only be a boon to communities along the travel corridors but also would be a strong business investment. That’s the conclusion of a 157-page feasibility study released Monday in Cleveland by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., a California-based company developing the technology to move passengers and freight at more than 500 mph through low-pressure tubes. Consultant Transportation Economics and Management Systems performed the $1.3 million study of the proposed Great Lakes Hyperloop System. For the first time, the study estimated...
  • Hillary’s Hezbollah-Friendly Donor

    03/16/2015 6:34:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Joe Schoffstall
    The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from a former deputy prime minister of Lebanon known for defending Hezbollah, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Issam Fares, a Lebanese billionaire who has established himself in the United States as a prominent philanthropist, has given between $1 and $5 million in donations to the Clintons’ foundation with donations coming as recently as last year, according to a public donor disclosure list on the foundation’s website.. *SNIP* “It seems the Zionist lobby in the United States and its agents in the region were displeased and worried that...
  • A kilo is a kilo is a kilo!

    07/18/2013 6:39:17 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 17 replies
    Samoa Air website ^ | ??? | Samoa Airl
    A world first: The "Samoa Air System" of pay by weight 'Pay only for what you weigh'! Welcome to the fairest system for payment of carriage of anything by air. The world is now aware that charging by weight is the fairest way of paying for carriage. Whether its people, baggage, freight or anything which we might want tot take or consign by air. At Samoa Air we will do our best to ensure that every passenger is afforded the same level of comfort and travel throughout their flying experience. We want to bring back Air Travel as an enjoyable...
  • Angels Flight fares double to 50 cents

    03/13/2012 8:30:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies · 1+ views
    abcgo ^ | Monday, March 12, 2012
    Starting on Monday, the fare is going up from 25 cents to 50 cents. But Metro pass holders and those who purchase commuter books will receive discounts. The fare increase is needed to help cover the line's operating costs. Until now, Angels Flight has relied on donations to make up the difference.
  • Airline Fares Increasing, Report Says

    07/30/2010 11:24:14 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | Friday, July 30, 2010 | Jack Phillips
    Domestic airline fares across the U.S. jumped 4.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010, compared with the first quarter of 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported on Wednesday. The increase only includes the airline fares and not baggage handling fees or extra fees paid to take carry-on items onto the aircraft. In the first quarter of 2010, prices were down around 25 percent compared with an inflation-adjusted average price of $435 during the first quarter of 1999—the all-time high for airfares, the Bureau said. Without inflation, the average price in 1999 were around...
  • Basing Airfare On Passenger's Weight [Weigh-in at the ticket counter]

    06/04/2008 9:04:55 AM PDT · by mngran2 · 68 replies · 507+ views
    WTVW ^ | 6/4/08
    Basing Airfare On Passenger's Weight Possible Given Surging Fuel Costs Setting passenger airfares the same way air freight charges are calculated -- by weight -- may not be so far-fetched as the airline industry grapples with surging fuel costs. Bloomberg.com reports an Air Transport Association official says airline CEOs are considering everything in efforts to cut costs and increase revenue. That's because airline fuel costs have nearly tripled since 2000. U.S. airlines had combined first-quarter losses of one-point-seven-billion-dollars and could end up with losses totalling six-point-one-billion-dollars in 2008.
  • Terror in the Americas

    12/05/2005 7:46:23 PM PST · by Iraq_Road_Warrior · 34 replies · 1,191+ views
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | December 2, 2005 | Chris Zambelis
    Radical Islam in Latin America By Chris Zambelis In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the possibility of al-Qaeda infiltrating Latin America became a priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials. However, the most publicized incidents of radical Islamist activity in Latin America have not been linked to al-Qaeda but instead to the Lebanese Shi’ite Hezbollah, which is ideologically and politically close to Iran. These include the March 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the July 1994 attack against the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AIMA), also in the Argentine capital, allegedly in retaliation for...
  • FIGHT EU BAN ON LOW FARES PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO LOW FARES

    02/06/2004 7:49:37 PM PST · by Buck W. · 11 replies · 206+ views
    Yesterday’s disastrous decision by the EU Commission in the Charleroi case has effectively banned low fares as it will force public airports to increase their prices and therefore air fares to ordinary European consumers will increase. This damaging ruling also risks the viability of many current low fare routes around Europe. The complaint in this case was brought by a high cost airport (Brussels Zaventem) and has been supported by the high fares airlines in their attempt to limit competition from low fares airlines and to increase prices to consumers. The only ones that will benefit from the Commission’s bad...
  • Who Is Issam Fares?

    12/13/2002 7:53:09 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 4 replies · 326+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 13, 2002 | Joseph Farah
    Who is Issam Fares? Posted: December 13, 2002 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2002 WorldNetDaily.com Have you ever wondered why government officials take certain actions in spite of common sense, U.S. interests, even their own stated policy positions? For instance, I have wondered why the U.S. war on terrorism has focused so little attention on one small country, Lebanon, that hosts more jihadist groups than any other in the world. I have wondered why the U.S. is soft on Syria, one of the most brutal police states in the world and one that sponsors terrorism and continues to occupy Lebanon with...
  • Three defendants plead guilty in driver's license fraud case (Tennessee Drivers License Scandal)

    05/20/2002 4:00:34 PM PDT · by Shermy · 36 replies · 2,378+ views
    MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Three of four men charged in a Tennessee driver's license fraud case pleaded guilty Monday in federal court. Mostafa Said Abou-Shahin, Khaled Odtllah and Sakher A. Hammad each admitted before U.S. District Court Judge Bernice Donald that they tried to obtain the licenses illegally. The fourth defendant, Abdelmuhsen Mahmid Hammad, was to appear in court Monday afternoon. Each of the four men, three from New York City and one from the Memphis suburb of Cordova, had ties to the Middle East. The men were charged with operating a scam in which driver's license examiner Katherine Smith would provide...
  • Five Men with Mideast Ties Indicted in License Scam (Tennessee License Scandal)

    02/28/2002 2:47:38 PM PST · by Shermy · 5 replies · 430+ views
    GoMemphis.com (Commercial Appeal) ^ | February 28, 2002 | Bill Dries
    Five New York City men with ties to the Middle East were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for their part in an alleged scheme to fraudulently obtain Tennessee driver's licenses. In the indictment on one count of conspiracy to commit fraud, federal authorities shed no new light on the death of state license examiner Katherine Smith. Smith and the five men were charged in a Feb. 6 criminal complaint on an identical conspiracy charge. Smith died Feb. 10 in a fiery car crash on U.S. 72 in Fayette County, the day before she was to appear at a ...
  • WOMAN ARRESTED FOR AIDING ARABS IN DRIVER'S LICENSE SCAM PRESUMED DEAD

    02/11/2002 4:38:08 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 177 replies · 1,372+ views
    WLAC RADIO NEWS | 2-11-02 | SELF
    Katherine Smith, a Memphis driver's license examiner who was arrested for selling Tennessee driver's licenses to 5 Middle Eastern men is apparently dead. Ms. Smith's family had not heard from her in two days when they received word that her car had been involved in a fatal one car accident near the Mississippi/Tennesse state line. The victim inside was burnt beyond recognition and the body was transported to the Memphis medical examiners office in an attempt to identify the body. At this point it is assumed that the body is indeed of Katherine Smith.
  • Six [ARABS] Charged in Tenn. License Plot [Courtesy of the Tennessee DemocRAT Party]

    02/08/2002 11:08:19 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies · 620+ views
    YAHOO/AP ^ | Feb 7, 2002 | None listed
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A driver's license examiner and five others, including three alleged illegal aliens, were charged in a plot to buy phony Tennessee licenses for $1,000 apiece. According to an FBI complaint filed Wednesday, illegal aliens Mohammed Fares, Mostafa Said Abou-Shahin and Abdelmuhsen Mahmid Hammad drove from New York to obtain licenses. The complaint said the trio were met outside a testing center Tuesday by Sakhera Hammad and Khaled Odtllah, alleged middlemen who filled out the necessary paperwork, charging them each $1,000. Testing center examiner Katherine Smith then issued the licenses under the names of Fares and two others, ...
  • License suspect had WTC repair pass, but Port Authority did its own work [Tennessee License Scandal]

    02/15/2002 10:16:49 PM PST · by Shermy · 75 replies · 3,657+ views
    GoMemphis.com ^ | February 16, 2002 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    A photo ID pass for Sept. 5 found on one of the men charged with fraudulently obtaining a Tennessee driver's license from a Memphis woman gave him access to the six underground levels of the One World Center building. But which tenant hired Sakher 'Rocky' Hammad, 24, to work on its sprinklers is lost, said Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Alan Hicks on Friday. Hammad told federal authorities that he was working on the sprinklers six days before the twin towers were brought down by terrorists, court testimony revealed this week. But Hicks said the Port ...
  • Flaming Death No Accident, FBI Says

    02/16/2002 2:33:19 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 35 replies · 605+ views
    GoMemphis.com ^ | 2/14/2002 | Bill Dries
    Flaming death no accident, FBI says Gasoline found on clothes of license examiner By Bill Dries dries@gomemphis.com The fiery death of a driver's license examiner at the center of a federal fraud investigation was not an accident, an FBI agent said here Wednesday in federal court. "Katherine Smith obviously lived two lives, maybe more. She may have had other things going on in her life that may have led to her death." - Karen Cicala Federal and state investigators found gasoline on the clothes Katherine Smith was wearing when she died Sunday in a car crash on a stretch of ...
  • Flaming death no accident, FBI says: Gasoline found on clothes of license examiner

    02/14/2002 12:26:45 AM PST · by sarcasm · 76 replies · 1,108+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | February 14, 2002 | Bill Dries
    The fiery death of a driver's license examiner at the center of a federal fraud investigation was not an accident, an FBI agent said here Wednesday in federal court. Federal and state investigators found gasoline on the clothes Katherine Smith was wearing when she died Sunday in a car crash on a stretch of U.S. 72 in Fayette County, FBI agent J. Suzanne Nash told U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Daniel Breen. Nash also testified that investigators found evidence of some kind of accelerant in the burned-out interior of Smith's car. "Katherine Smith obviously lived two lives, maybe more. She may ...
  • Body in car identified as license examiner - Update on Memphis, Tennesse License Examine

    02/13/2002 2:42:31 PM PST · by Shermy · 57 replies · 1,280+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | February 13, 2002 | Bill Dries
    By Bill Dries, dries@gomemphis.com A Memphis woman allegedly at the center of a scheme to sell fraudulent Tennessee driver's licenses was identified Tuesday as the person whose burned body was found early Sunday in the wreckage of a car in Fayette County. L icense examiner Katherine Smith was probably alive when her car hit a utility pole on U.S. 72 near the Mississippi state line, said Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Mark Fagan. Smith, 49, died the day before she was due to appear before a federal magistrate judge for a detention hearing on a charge of conspiracy to obtain ...