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Travel (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Sail Your Way To Becoming A Cruise Ship Nurse

    11/23/2017 8:04:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Nurse.org ^ | October 7, 2017 | Dawn Papandrea
    If you're an aspiring nurse or are already working in the profession but looking for a change of pace, becoming a cruise nurse can be an appealing opportunity. Especially for someone who isn't tied down to responsibilities on land. Being a nurse on a cruise ship is not unlike working in a busy ER or clinic setting – except that you're in the middle of the ocean on your way to some exotic locale. If you think you might like to hop aboard a career as a cruise nurse, here's what you need to know. Licensing And Requirements The qualifications...
  • A Quick and Easy Method to Ensure Peace and Harmony At Your Family’s Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/23/2017 3:06:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    BatteSwarm Blog ^ | November 23, 2017 | Lawrence Person
    The holidays can be a confusing time for some people. Especially if you’re “woke” and you’ve spend years reading articles about how you should annoy your relatives with your inane opinions about ObamaCare, global warming or Donald Trump. As an alternative to assure peace and harmony at your family Thanksgiving dinner, I offer you this alternative piece of advice:
  • American troops celebrate Thanksgiving thousands of miles away from home

    11/23/2017 8:36:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WREG-TV ^ | November 23, 2017 | CBS News
    SOUTH KOREA — Thousands of miles away from home, U.S. troops in South Korea marked the annual holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday. A traditional meal including turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing was served to soldiers at Camp Humphreys, which is just 60 miles from the border with North Korea. The U.S. soldiers said the Thanksgiving meal reminded them of home. “This Thanksgiving meal today prepared for us is absolutely amazing. They’ve really outdone themselves. I do have family back out AT home. I have a wife and two beautiful daughters. I miss them very much but I’m here now and...
  • What The Truck? Why Are Millennials Passing Up High-Paying Trucking Jobs?

    11/21/2017 9:23:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 16, 2017 | James Merse
    There have been a number of articles reporting that millennials are passing up high-paying jobs in trucking. As someone who comes from a long line of blue collar men — including truckers — I find it a bit odd that millennials aren’t eating up the chance for six-figure income. Two other trucking industry benefits that fall right in line with millennials are flexible hours and the opportunity for travel. There are many trucking jobs that are local and come with the ability to be home every night — perfect for raising a young family. For those with wanderlust, which is...
  • LaVar Ball wanted President Trump to fly son out of China on Air Force One

    11/21/2017 12:38:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    United Press International ^ | November 21, 2017 | Alex Butler
    Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Basketball dad LaVar Ball says he would've thanked President Donald Trump for getting his son out of China if he had used Air Force One. Ball was on CNN Monday night when he made the claim. After several back-and-forths, Ball refused to thank President Trump for his help in getting LiAngelo Ball and his UCLA Bruins basketball teammates out of China. Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were questioned about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store earlier this month in Hangzhou. They were later arrested and released on bail. Trump said he coordinated with...
  • Dems Demand Free Abortions for Illegals [semi-satire]

    11/21/2017 9:50:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and 15 other Democratic senators signed a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) assailing a Trump Administration policy denying illegal unaccompanied minors access to abortion. "Long ago the Supreme Court decreed that it is every woman's constitutional right to abort her unwanted child," the letter said. "The Administration's attempt to get around the Court's decree by asserting it doesn't apply to females in the country illegally is reprehensible. Their argument that providing free abortions to illegal immigrants would only encourage more illegal immigration is irrelevant. Providing a refuge for those seeking abortions...
  • LaVar Ball still refuses to thank Donald Trump, cracks jokes (Wanted them flown home on Air Force 1)

    11/20/2017 10:04:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 21, 2017 | Ari Gilberg
    Thanksgiving is around the corner, but LaVar Ball isn't exactly in the thankful spirit. The outspoken basketball dad sat down with Chris Cuomo on “CNN Tonight” Monday evening to discuss his son LiAngelo’s recent shoplifting arrest in China and LaVar’s insistence that he does not need to thank Donald Trump for his apparent help in freeing LiAngelo and the other two UCLA player’s arrested. “It just doesn't make any sense why you didn't thank him,” Cuomo said. “Did you thank the doctor for bringing you into this world?” Ball asked. Cumo chuckled, unable to respond. “Well you better go back...
  • Trump Must Feel Like No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

    11/20/2017 8:59:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | November 20, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    President Trump sat down in Asia with the president of China and devoted valuable time to springing from jail three UCLA basketball players who decided to try to steal stuff from a Louis Vuitton store in China. The players themselves thanked Trump, but one of their fathers, LaVar Ball, decided to use the moment to diss the man who kept his son out of Chinese prison, where one can only imagine the conditions. “Who?” Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump’s assistance. “Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” Trump, not suprisingly,...
  • LaVar Ball Denies Trump Helped Free Son LiAngelo From China Shoplifting Charges

    11/19/2017 10:09:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Deadlne Hollywood ^ | November 18, 2017 | Bruce Haring
    LaVar Ball, patriarch of the famed basketball family, has denied that President Donald Trump helped his son, UCLA freshman basketballer LiAngelo Ball, get out of potential shoplifting charges in China. Speaking to ESPN, LaVar Ball said “everyone” wanted to make it seem like Trump helped the family, and noted that people try to “make a big deal out of nothing.” Ball’s basketball family has a reality show, Ball in the Family, that airs on Facebook, and his brash style is regularly parodied by Kenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live. The family includes Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball; UCLA...
  • 'Largest entertainment complex outside of Vegas' breaks ground on luxury hotel in Arlington

    11/18/2017 11:30:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 18, 2017 | Loyd Brumfield
    ARLINGTON — Mayor Jeff Williams called it the largest entertainment complex outside of Las Vegas. Alex Tisch, executive vice president of Loews Corporation, said it would be "the biggest destination outside of Orlando." They were talking about Arlington's entertainment district — an area just south of Interstate 30 buttressed by a major league baseball stadium, a young but already iconic NFL stadium, Six Flags over Texas and soon, the first luxury hotel of its type in the city. Williams, Tisch and others were on hand Wednesday to celebrate the official groundbreaking for Live! by Loews, a posh 14-story, 302-room hotel...
  • A trucking business sans the human touch

    11/17/2017 11:53:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gulf News ^ | November 17, 2017 | Conor Dougherty
    Waymo Trucks will someday drive themselves out of warehouses and cruise down freeways without the aid of humans or even a driver’s cab — about that there seems little disagreement. The question is how soon that day gets here. And while the answers vary — technologists, not surprisingly, are more bullish than truckers — billions of dollars and a growing parade of companies, from tiny start-ups to the biggest trucking operations, are betting it will be here sooner than most people think. This year, companies and investors are on pace to put just over $1 billion into self-driving and other...
  • Bus manufacturer plans to create up to 550 jobs in Kentucky

    11/16/2017 3:52:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | November 16, 2017 | The Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a bus manufacturer plans to create up to 550 full-time jobs by opening a parts-production operation in Bullitt County. Gov. Matt Bevin’s office said Thursday that New Flyer of America Inc. intends to invest $40 million to lease and upgrade a facility in Shepherdsville. Officials say the company expects to begin work on the project this month and to be in full operation by the end of 2019....
  • Pyeongchang chief says it would be honor to host Melania, Ivanka Trump at Olympics

    11/15/2017 10:52:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    USA Today | November 13, 2017 | Paul Myerberg
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/11/13/pyeongchang-chief-wants-to-host-melania-ivanka-trump-olympics/860799001/
  • Inside Eataly World, Italy’s Massive Food Theme Park

    11/15/2017 5:51:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Eater ^ | November 15, 2017 | Coral Sisk
    It’s easy to get lost in the idea of FICO Eataly World, dubbed by many in the media as the “Disney World of food.” The park, located 30 minutes east of Bologna, Italy and open to the public today, is less of a Disney World and more of a industrial showroom and souped-up mall food court with contrasting surprises. There’s a dairy plant and outdoor livestock stalls housing more than 200 cows, goats, and chickens. There’s a mini-plot of forest land that’s home to truffle dogs (aka some of the sweetest Labradors around) who show guests how they can sniff...
  • Normal Week in Sweden

    11/13/2017 10:32:16 AM PST · by SaveMySweden · 15 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/12/2017 | Fjordman
    Between January and September 2017, Sweden experienced 6000 car-burnings. That equals roughly 22 car fires per day. Schools and other buildings are sometimes targeted by arsonists as well.
  • NYC Mayor Taunts ISIS [semi-satire]

    11/13/2017 9:06:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    Emboldened by his reelection with 70% of the vote, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio brazenly mocked Islamic terrorists calling the recent attack that killed eight people "feeble. There are more than eight million New Yorkers. It would take more than million attacks of the magnitude of that launched by Mr. Saipov to kill us all. Besides, five of the eight he killed were Argentinians—not New Yorkers, per se." "New Yorkers are resilient," the Mayor continued. "Common criminals murder 300 people a year in our city, but our citizens don't quake in fear because they know their government is...
  • Mercedes and NASA help Emirates make latest luxury Boeing 777 suites

    11/12/2017 9:36:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Newburgh Gazette ^ | November 12, 2017 | Diane Wilson
    The six fully enclosed cabins for its Boeing 777 jets feature seats that recline into flat beds and a 32-inch television. These virtual windows - which are used in some cruise ships - project the view from outside the aircraft using real-time camera technology. "Emirates pioneered the First Class private suite concept back in 2003, and today it's the industry benchmark when it comes to first class travel". Emirates, the largest airline in the world, unveiled a new first class suite on the first day of the Dubai Air Show for its Boeing 777 fleet- and said it is rolling...
  • Ahead of Trump's visit to Philippines, a big thumbs up from U.S. veterans

    11/11/2017 5:13:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 11, 2017 | Martin Petty, Reuters
    SUBIC, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy and he has often come in for sharp criticism both at home and overseas, but in the town of Subic in the Philippines, he's a hero. Once home to one of the biggest U.S. naval facilities in the world, Subic is a haven for retired servicemen who seem thrilled that Trump is visiting the Philippines, and convinced the divisive tycoon can do no wrong. "Trump, I back him big time," said Mike McCarthy, a former master chief with the U.S. 7th Fleet, drinking in one of the...
  • Nazi holiday camp built by Hitler before War becomes luxury resort with apartments on sale for £500k

    11/09/2017 10:01:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Mirror ^ | November 9, 2017 | Kara O'Neill
    The original camp was intended to be used by workers in the Third Reich - and was said to be the Nazi leader's idea of a 'dream resort' A Nazi holiday camp built by Adolf Hitler before World War II broke out has been turned into a luxury resort - boasting apartments worth more than £500,000. The Prora resort on Rugen, a German island in the Baltic Sea, had been left abandoned for decades after building work was halted in 1939.....
  • Clinton Assails Trump’s ‘Lack of Empathy’

    11/05/2017 1:19:34 PM PST · by John Semmens · 33 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lambasted President Donald Trump for his “lack of empathy” following the New York City terror attack that killed eight people. “Calling the unfortunate man who was driven to make this attack an ‘animal’ and demanding he face the death penalty was so cruel and callous,” the former Secretary of State asserted. “Where was the sympathy for a man wrested from his native Uzbekistan and thrust into an America teeming with the unbelievers that his faith commands him to kill?” She went on to contrast “Trump’s bloodthirsty desire for vengeance with the kindness and compassion shown...