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  • Math app can help fight jet lag

    04/12/2014 1:10:10 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-04-11 | Lana Bandoim
    If you and me were running from a bear, I would stop and change my shoes Asked why, I say I don’t have to run faster than the bear, only faster than you. This is the issue for Handel: can she beat the triumvirate and make it to the runoff against Perdue? The three sitting Congressmen have very similar voting records: National Taxpayers Union ratings grouped between 80% and 85%, and Heritage Alliance scores of 93% to 94%, they are grouped better than an expert marksman’s bullseye. They also have war chests, and a sitting Congressman’s built-in advantage in access...
  • Our Trip to Washington DC

    04/06/2014 3:46:06 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 38 replies
    self | April 6, 2014 | Art in Idaho
    Was fantastic! It was very humbling in lots of respects but awe inspiring. Was first trip for me, second for my wife. Saw as much as we could in one week so thought I would share the highlights. Saw the Smithsonian Museum of American History on the first day. An absolute treasure trove of information and exhibits. American History Museum Welcome Video plus American History Museum interior photos plus The Star Spangled Banner. Then to The National Cathedral. A truly awesome sight plus a memorable service. Then had brunch with our nephew at Ted’s Bulletin. A fun place. The Holocaust...
  • You Blew it! This is What United Airlines Calls First Class?

    03/31/2014 11:45:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2014 | Mark Skousen
    Last Friday, I flew nonstop on United Airlines from New York to California on a first class ticket. I paid the bellman a nice tip to handle my bags that were labeled “priority.” I arrived an hour and a half before my flight, so there was plenty of time to get my luggage onboard. The flight was delayed half an hour to allow for passengers with connecting flights to make it on our flight, along with their luggage. But alas, when I arrived, my two bags were nowhere to be found. After numerous telephone calls to their lost luggage...
  • State Dept. Warns Against Ukraine Travel, Promotes Ukraine Travel

    03/28/2014 12:53:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/28/14 | Adam Kredo
    Just three days after the State Department issued a travel warning for Ukraine, it began promoting a campaign urging Americans to visit the country, prompting confusion and concern from some foreign policy observers. The State Department issued a Ukraine travel warning on March 21 warning “U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine and to defer all travel to the Crimean Peninsula and eastern regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Lugansk due to the presence of Russian military forces in the Crimean Peninsula, and in Russia near the Ukrainian border.” Three days after that warning was issued the State Department’s...
  • 2014: The 10 Best Airports In The World

    03/27/2014 1:04:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/27/2014 | ALEX DAVIES AND JULIE ZEVELOFF
    Skytrax has released the results of its annual World Airport Awards and, once again, Singapore's Changi Airport has taken the top spot. It's no surprise that Changi came out on top again. The international transit hub has incredible amenities, such as a butterfly garden, rooftop pool, movie theaters, hotels, spas, and showers — and even a four-story slide. Skytrax based its rankings on 12.85 million customer nominations across 110 nationalities and included 410 airports worldwide. It incorporated passenger satisfaction across nearly 40 categories, including service and shopping and security and immigration. All the airports commended last year made the 2014...
  • Travels with POTUS, FLOTUS and the ‘Riddler’

    03/27/2014 6:48:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Come on guys, let’s start focusing on the important stuff like ObamaCare, Ukraine and winning the Senate. All this outrage in the conservative media about how much money it’s costing for Barack Obama’s trip to Belgium and for Michelle Obama’s travels to China is just a waste of time. Yes, the cost of their trips, whether they’re measured in millions of dollars or thousands of hotel-room nights, is outrageous. But what POTUS (the president of the United States) and FLOTUS (the first lady of the United States) are doing on their travels is nothing new or abnormal. Obama’s official overseas...
  • Eric Holder & DoJ Spent Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars On Unreported Personal Travel

    03/24/2014 7:13:22 PM PDT · by Errant · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 24 March 2014 | Tyler Durden
    As the Attorney General of these United States, Eric Holder is the top legal advisor for the entire nation. As such, he has been in a position to help punish financial criminals and the mega-banks for the crimes they committed in the run-up to the financial crisis, and the egregious looting thereafter. Despite his unique role, Eric Holder has spent the past five years taking absolutely zero action on any matter of national significance. In fact, his major claim to fame appears to be that he has solidified the creation of a group of untouchable criminals known as the “Too...
  • Obamas set new record for vacation travel expenses; stonewalled documents finally released

    03/02/2014 1:06:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    bix pac review ^ | 3/1/14 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    It took filing a lawsuit, but Judicial Watch discovered Friday that President Obama has set a new record for travel on the taxpayer dime. The conservative watchdog group obtained travel records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force that show the Obamas racked up $7.4 million during just three trips in 2013 – in flight expenses only. The records, revealed Friday, include the Obama family’s Christmas vacation in Hawaii from Dec. 21, 2012, to Jan. 5, 2013. During that stay, the president took a short break and flew back to Washington to work on a budget deal, then returned...
  • Delta flight evacuates at Oakland Airport due to smoke

    02/27/2014 6:07:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | 2/26/14
    Wednesday night at the Oakland International Airport, a flight had to make an emergency evacuation at the gate after it safely landed because of smoke in the plane. The video was shot by Linton Johnson, a passenger onboard the Delta connection Flight 4454, which was operated by SkyWest. Johnson said on his Facebook page that the plane's cabin filled with smoke and that the flight attendants yelled at passengers to exit the plane. The video shows a chaotic scene. The Oakland Fire Department told ABC7 News they responded to the gate for a red alert.
  • 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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  • Obama to travel to four states after SOTU (show)

    01/26/2014 4:04:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will travel to four states in the week following the State of the Union to drum up support for proposals he will outline in his annual address, according to the White House. “With some action on all our parts, we can help more jobseekers find work, and more working Americans find the economic security they deserve,” White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said in an email to supporters Saturday. “That's why, in the week following the speech, President Obama will travel to communities across the country — including Prince George’s County Maryland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and Nashville, before returning...
  • Woman accused of battering airline ticket agent

    01/09/2014 9:01:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2014 | Doug Phillips
    A woman threw punches and kicked a United Airlines ticket agent at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, authorities said. The incident happened on Tuesday, a day when many passengers were scrambling for flights amid the delays and cancellations caused by the frigid weather gripping much of the northern part of the country.
  • Virgin Space: ‘You Could Do London-Sydney In Two Hours’ Branson Plans To Bring Air Travel To Space!

    01/01/2014 3:34:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    KpopStarz ^ | December 6, 2013 | Staff
    Virgin Galactic space travel is aiming to revolutionize commercial air travel at its best, with the launching of the first ever space tourism flight next year, which took nine long years in the making. Although the space travel will be available to those who can afford the $250,000 ticket, the space travel company wants to bring this to the masses; it also aims to provide an ultimate passenger experience that no other air company has ever offered before. With the first ever commercial space travel flight on its way, the giant company aims to "push long-haul air travel above the...
  • TSA Offers 'Transgender Travelers' an Advice Page

    12/27/2013 8:31:36 PM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 27, 2013 | Tim Graham
    The TSA is well-known for being too aggressive in its body searches, so it shouldn’t be surprising in the Obama years that the TSA has a web page titled “Transgender Travelers: Special Considerations.” “TSA recognizes the concerns members of the transgender community may have with undergoing the security screening process at our Nation’s airports and is committed to conducting screening in a dignified and respectful manner,” they promise. First, they reasonably suggest that your birth date, name, and gender on your reservation match your government ID (“Cisgender oppressors!”) Making Reservations: Secure Flight requires airlines to collect a traveler’s full name,...
  • ObamaCare Found To Restrict Where You Live And Travel

    12/18/2013 7:27:23 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 79 replies
    Freedom: It's bad enough that the president's health insurance takeover costs more, breaks his pledge of letting you keep your plan and diminishes choice. It actually restricts your travels too. 'We have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in." Those words from President John F. Kennedy in June 1963, standing at the Berlin Wall, neatly illustrated the moral superiority of the free West over the Soviet bloc. But Americans are now about to find themselves grappling with their own bureaucratic Berlin Wall. The American Thinker's Stella Paul has exposed the virtually unnoticed fact that within...
  • The TSA made half a million dollars last year because you forgot your change

    12/09/2013 1:01:52 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2013 | Reid Wilson
    The next time you go through airport security, check those gray and white bins where you unload your pockets. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration collected $531,395.22 in change left behind at checkpoints. Federal law requires the TSA to report the amount of unclaimed money they keep every year to Congress. The fiscal 2012 report, obtained by The Washington Post, shows the agency collected about $499,000 in U.S. currency, and another $32,000 in foreign currency, at their checkpoints.
  • Sale of iconic Catskills resort signals the end of an era

    12/01/2013 11:21:43 AM PST · by Mike Darancette · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/2013 | Fox News
    Movies such as “Dirty Dancing” offered everlasting memories of the once-affluent getaway spot. Now, the last of the iconic Catskills resorts has been sold to a company that plans to turn the property into a healthy living resort.
  • Living like a sultan at sea (Greene met man living full-time on cruise-ships at rock bottom rates)

    12/01/2013 2:23:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | July 30, 2013 | Bob Greene, CNN Contributor
    The cruise-line industry is a rough business. Every time a passenger ship leaves port with a guest cabin unoccupied, that's money the cruise operators are never going to see. Last week Micky Arison, the longtime chief executive of Carnival Corp., announced that he will be stepping down; revenues at the world's largest cruise-ship line have been falling. Arison will remain as chairman of the firm, but a new CEO will step in. Cruise companies have always had to contend with uncertainties in the economy, which sometimes make travelers cautious about planning leisure trips, and Carnival has faced widespread unpleasant publicity...
  • Delta vs. ObamaCare: Friendly skies, unfriendly rules (Will cost company $100 Million a year)

    11/30/2013 5:10:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | The December 2013 Issue | Peter Suderman, senior editor
    Delta Airlines says that ObamaCare will cost the company $38 million directly over the next year, and nearly $100 million when all additional costs are factored in. A June letter signed by Robert Knight, Delta's senior vice president for government affairs, said that the company will absorb some of those costs but will also end up sharing some of them with employees. Ultimately, Knight wrote, ObamaCare "will result in increasing costs, for both companies and our employees, and will also reduce the benefits provided." The bulk of the letter, which was obtained and published by Erick Erickson at RedState.com, details...
  • TSA Precheck Program; How It Works.

    11/21/2013 2:58:46 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 6 replies
    TSA>GOV ^ | Recently | TSA.GOV
    TSA Pre✓™ is a pre-screening initiative that makes risk assessments on passengers who voluntarily participate prior to their arrival at the airport checkpoint. TSA Pre✓™ includes U.S. Citizens who are select frequent travelers of participating airlines or members of existing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler programs including Global Entry, NEXUS, and SENTRI programs. Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS are also qualified to participate in TSA Pre✓™. In addition, passengers 12 and younger are allowed through TSA Pre✓™ lanes when traveling with an eligible parent or guardian.
  • Snake on a Plane: Passenger Sneaks Reptile on to EasyJet Flight

    11/13/2013 1:20:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Where’s Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson when you need him? EasyJet passengers were left sitting more uncomfortably than usual after a snake was discovered on board a flight heading to England from Israel. A wacky traveller sneaked the slithering reptile past airport security in Tel Aviv in a ‘small takeaway box’ before the alarm was raised mid-flight. He was then arrested upon the plane landing at Luton airport. ‘No Samuel L, but an actual snake on a plane. Police about to meet @easyjet arriving from Tel Aviv to Luton,’ wrote one passenger on Twitter. ‘My plane is being met by...
  • 'World's worst airline' launches world's worst booking site

    10/24/2013 6:27:04 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 October, 2012
    North Korea's national carrier Air Koryo, which has the lowest airline rating on Skytrax, has discovered the Internet. The state-owned company -- regarded by some as the "world's worst airline" -- recently launched a bilingual website (www.airkoryo.com.kp) to provide travelers with "easier, quicker, reliable booking and ticketing services," according to Air Koryo. Air Koryo's new ticket booking system reinforces the company's less-than-brilliant reputation. After multiple trials to book a one-way ticket from Shengyang to Pyongyang, we failed to secure any reservation. Instead, we ended up with this message day after day: “We cannot find any flights for your flight schedule....
  • Battle brewing in NYC over Airbnb rentals

    10/21/2013 4:11:56 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 7 replies
    NBC Travel ^ | Oct. 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM ET | Rob Lovitt NBC News contributor
    Budget-conscious travelers heading to New York City in the coming months could feel a chill in the air — and it’s not just the weather. With a legal battle brewing between state officials and the popular short-term rental site Airbnb, the issue could prompt some of the site’s local users to rethink their roles as part-time landlords. “There are lots of people who are hesitant about posting on Airbnb because of the lack of clarity about what’s legal and what’s not; this will only add to that,” said Arun Sundararajan, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business. “It may...
  • 10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America

    10/17/2013 1:45:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Mark Manson's Blog ^ | July 10, 2012 | Mark Manson
    Imagine you have a brother and he’s an alcoholic. He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You don’t mind him for the occasional family gathering or holiday. You still love him. But you don’t want to be around him. This is how I lovingly describe my current relationship with the United States. The United States is my alcoholic brother. And although I will always love him, I don’t want to be near him at the moment. I know that’s harsh, but I really feel my home country is not in a good place these days. That’s...
  • Raising the Costa Concordia - Live Video Feed

    09/16/2013 2:37:31 PM PDT · by illiac · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/16/13 | Jim Peabody
    "At this point we're around half way through the first phase," Franco Porcellacchia, leader of Costa Cruise's technical team, told reporters. "It's all happening very slowly but very carefully and safely."
  • Business Idea: Medship = Medical Tourism + Blueseed

    09/15/2013 8:27:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Thinking Machine Blog ^ | July 16, 2012
    The high cost of medical care in the US plus the rationing of medical care in other nations has spurred the growth of medical tourism. As I mentioned in a previous post, outstanding doctors, nurses, and hospital facilities can be found in countries such as Costa Rica, Thailand, India, the Philippines, etc. offering care at costs significantly lower than in the US and without the rationing and waiting times of other countries. One problem with traveling from the US to another nation for medical care is the cost and inconvenience of travel. Additionally, each nation will have its own tort...
  • The world's most affordable places to retire

    09/11/2013 11:34:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    CBS News Money Watch ^ | June 22, 2013 | Ilyce Glink
    Americans who dream of a retirement filled with sandy beaches, temperate weather and colorful local life may have another thing coming. That's because a new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security finds that 45 percent of working-age households have no retirement savings at all. The average figure for funds set aside by households nearing the end of their working lives was a meager $12,000. That's not enough to cover a single year. If there is no change in their savings rate, many Americans may wind up living on monthly Social Security benefits alone. Monthly benefits now average just...
  • U.S. Travel Warning: Al Qaeda-Affiliated Syrian Rebels Have 'Claimed Nearly 600 Attacks;'

    09/01/2013 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 9/1/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - While President Barack Obama is now asking Congress to authorize him to use military force against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad because that regime used chemical weapons on its own people, the State Department is maintaining a travel warning advising Americans not to travel to Syria because the al-Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria--which is particiapting in the rebellion seeking to overthrow Assad--has carried out about 600 attacks in the country since November 2011. These al Qaeda terrorist attacks, according to the State Department, have killed many Syrian civilians. "There is also a threat from...
  • Anyone been to Lake Maggiore in Italy?

    08/15/2013 8:47:54 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 36 replies
    I want to go to the Lake Country in Northern Italy. Anyone been there?
  • Holder travel tab: $4.2m total, $697,525 personal, including $95,184 to Martha´s Vineyard

    08/05/2013 4:11:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/5/13 | Paul Bedard
    Attorney General Eric Holder has racked up more than $4.2 million in travel expenses over four years, including $697,525 in taxpayer-provided personal trips to resort areas like Martha´s Vineyard and Atlantic City, according to documents provided to the watchdog group Judicial Watch. The records from Justice and provided to Secrets show that Holder, who is required to travel on government aircraft because of security, submitted bills of $16,452.50 to speak at Al Sharpton´s National Action Network on New York in April 2011, $38,108.18 in expenses to address the pro-immigration reform group LULAC
  • The Iron Curtain Starting to Close – Now STEP

    08/04/2013 6:02:37 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 38 replies
    Martin Armstrong ^ | August 4, 2013 | Martin Armstrong
    Obama wants all Americans to now report voluntarily to the government regarding any foreign travel. The program is currently voluntary, but the word on the Hill is there are those who are suggesting this should be mandatory to protect Americans of course. The program is called STEP “Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.” Today, most Americans are willfully blind. They refuse to connect the dots and think the government would never do anything really to harm the people. This is not about harming or protecting anyone. Look at Benghazi. They asked for help and it was not sent in for political reasons....
  • Something Different: Beauty Beneath the Dirt: Thru-Hiking 101

    06/22/2013 9:33:52 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 49 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | May 23, 2013 | athike2010
    Watch the 7 minute 17 second video Beauty Beneath the Dirt: Thru-Hiking 101. It's brief description : Everything you need to know about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 7 minutes. For the story beneath the surface... check out: http://beautybeneaththedirt.com.
  • The Rude Man of Cerne

    06/21/2013 9:33:05 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 32 replies
    http://www.amusingplanet.com/ ^ | June 20, 2013 | Kaushik
    The Rude Man of Cerne, better known as the Cerne Abbas Giant, is a giant figure of a naked man with an inappropriately erect phallus, wielding a primitive club in his right hand, made on a hill near the village of Cerne Abbas in Dorset, England. The Cerne Abbas Giant was created by carving through the turf of the hillside to a depth of approximately 30cm to reveal the underlying chalk common in this region. Measuring 55 meters in length and 50.5 meters wide, if measured from hand to hand, it is one of the largest and the most popular...
  • 8 things to know before visiting Libya (Travel article!)

    05/17/2013 9:45:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2013 | Nick Redmayne
    World-renowned chef, author and Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits Libya in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday, May 19, at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook (CNN) -- Following Libya's revolution, oil production has been restored and the country has slipped from the front pages. Once more, Libya has become North African rather than southern Mediterranean, and news dispatches surface only when Western government's worst fears appear close to being realized. As most Libyans admit that after four-plus decades of Moammar Gadhafi, it will take time to build a mature...
  • Airline customer satisfaction highest since 2006

    05/16/2013 4:35:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/15/13 | Gregory Karp
    Passenger satisfaction on airlines has risen to its highest level since 2006, before baggage fees became widespread, according to the J.D. Power & Associates 2013 North America Airline Satisfaction Study released Wednesday. O'Hare's main airlines, United and American, continued to score poorly though. Southwest Airlines, the main carrier out of Midway airport, continued its streak of high rankings. Baggage fees continue to be a source of passenger dissatisfaction but the impact is less pronounced than in the past, as passengers gradually become more accepting of the fees, the study said.
  • How Mail 'printed' first plastic gun in UK using a 3D printer- and then took it on board Eurostar

    05/13/2013 3:35:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2013 | Simon Murphy and Russell Myers
    The Mail On Sunday today exposes the massive international security risk posed by a gun that can be easily made with new 3D printers. We built the weapon, which is capable of firing a live round, from blueprints available on the internet – then smuggled it on to a packed Eurostar train. Two reporters passed completely unchallenged through strict airport-style security to carry the gun on to a London to Paris service in the weekend rush-hour, alongside hundreds of unsuspecting travellers. The pistol, capable of firing a deadly 0.38-calibre bullet, was produced in under 36 hours using a revolutionary £1,700...
  • Thousands around the world applying for one-way ticket to Mars

    05/09/2013 10:45:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-09-2013 | Deborah Netburn
    Do you dream of living on Mars? Then turn on your webcam. You've got an application video to make. Mars One, a Netherlands-based group that wants to turn the colonizing of Mars into a reality television phenomenon, has started accepting applications for its astronaut selection program. In just two weeks, more than 78,000 people from more than 120 countries have applied. You don't need previous experience in rocket science, astronomy or really anything to apply for the Mars One astronaut selection program - but you will need to be at least 18 years old and have nerves of steel. Mars...
  • Obama Adminstration Paid $2.5 MILLION for Hotel Rooms/Rental Cars During 2012 G-20 Meeting

    05/02/2013 2:24:00 PM PDT · by drewh · 8 replies
    Dailyh Mail ^ | UPDATED: 12:06 EST, 2 May 2013 | By David Martosko In Washington
    The Obama administration spent between $2.52 million and $2.77 million for hotel rooms and rental cars during the president's 2012 trip to Mexico for a G-20 summit, MailOnline has learned. Government travel documents available online show that the State Department contracted with a travel agency to spend between $1,889,383 and $2,078,327 on hotel rooms alone, for the President, the Secret Service, and the rest of the State Department and White House staff and VIPs. And rental cars for the trip cost between $630,760 and $693,836, according to a separate contract document. That paperwork disclosed that on previous visits to Mexico,...
  • Budget cuts back in spotlight as flight delays mount

    04/24/2013 7:01:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/24/13 | Mark Felsenthal and Alwyn Scott Reuters
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Wednesday backed a plan that would temporarily eliminate spending cuts disrupting U.S. air travel, while lawmakers in Washington scrambled to avoid blame as the impact of the reductions began being felt across the country.
  • Public gets chance to comment on TSA's full-body scanners

    04/21/2013 5:36:21 PM PDT · by Jubal Harshaw · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 21, 2013 | Hugo Martin
    In response to a lawsuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit ... ordered the TSA to give the public a 90-day comment period, which the agency did not do when it launched the scanning program. The TSA began the comment period online in March, and so far it has been getting an average of 26 comments a day — nearly all of which blast the TSA and the scanners for a variety of reasons .... To add your comments, visit www.regulations.gov and type in the case code TSA-2013-0004.
  • TSA Agent Terrorizes 3-Year Old in Wheelchair

    04/12/2013 3:20:36 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 12 replies
    TSA-Watch ^ | April 12, 2013 | TSA-Watch
    Every time I say “Just when I thought the TSA couldn’t stoop any lower”, the TSA goes and does something that proves that yes, they absolutely *can* stoop lower. On February 9, Nathan Forck and his wife Annie, along with their three children, were at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on their way to Orlando for a family vacation to Disney World. The Forcks’ three-year old daughter, Lucy, has spinal bifida and is confined to a wheelchair. They got through the TSA security checkpoint quickly and without incident but as they were getting ready to walk to their gate to board...
  • Top 20 Airports for TSA Theft

    04/10/2013 6:58:30 PM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 25 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 4/8/2013 | TSA Watch
    We all hear the news reports – laptops, tablets, jewelry, cash, and more… stolen from passengers by sticky-fingered TSA agents. Thefts became such a problem that even the TSA had to step up to the plate and take action.In recent years, the TSA has fired over 400 agents for allegedly stealing from passengers in our nation’s airports.Thanks to ABC News and a Freedom of Information Act request, the TSA is releasing the names of the airports where those employees worked. Predictably, many of our nation’s busiest airports also rank at the top of the list for the number of TSA...
  • Detroit Gets The Destination Nod Over Chicago

    04/09/2013 6:34:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | April 9, 2013 | CBS Detroit
    Detroit Gets The Destination Nod Over Chicago DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit is better than Chicago!! That’s according to at least one travel writer, who has compiled a list of over-rated destinations and suggested alternatives. While Michiganders can give you a plethora of choices in the state that are select and unique it’s always nice to get a nob from outsiders. Among the reasons David Landsel tells travelers to try the Motor City over the Windy City? World-class architecture, a great music scene, and cheaper and better beer. • Typical Detroit neighborhood • Community activists in Chicago promote "peace"
  • 8 Tips to Keep the TSA from Stealing Your Stuff

    04/09/2013 5:03:16 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 31 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 4/8/2013 | TSA Watch
    Long security lines, ever changing rules about what is and is not allowed, manhandling pat-downs... Thanks to the TSA, air travel is unpleasant enough as it is and now we have to worry about TSA agents stealing from us? And there's no way to NOT have them go through your luggage.They go through your checked baggage and rifle through your carry-on. You have no choice but to submit to this if you want to be able to board your flight.So what is a law abiding air traveler to do in order to protect his or her belongings from the very...
  • 8 Countries Where It's Dangerous For Women To Travel

    04/04/2013 10:08:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/04/2013 | Megan Willett
    We've seen an alarming number of stories about sex attacks on female travelers in recent weeks, from a Swiss tourist who was gang-raped in India to an American student who was raped in a van in Rio de Janeiro. It doesn't mean that women shouldn't visit foreign places or that no parts of those countries are safe. But women traveling in these areas should do so with extreme caution and a knowledge of the culture. We rounded up eight popular tourist destinations where women should be extra cautious, based on reports from Human Rights Watch, the State Department, and crime...
  • Movie Trailer for NASA Hits Crowdfunding Goal on Indiegogo

    04/03/2013 12:31:52 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 15 replies
    Crowd Fund Insider.com ^ | 2APR2013 | CFI Correspondent
    Crowdfunding for NASA – in a round about way. Unknown to most people, NASA is barred from purchasing advertising. Recently a campaign on Indiegogo was launched to purchase a trailer to run prior to the next Star Trek film which will soon be in theaters across the country. As quoted from the campaign; "When the Space Shuttle landed for the last time, many Americans thought NASA was closed for good. Nothing could be further from the truth. Right now, men and women from the space program are designing and building next generation space vehicles to go to new destinations in...
  • Running Away From Reality: Obama's Road Trip to Israel

    03/22/2013 7:22:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    President Obama's job approval polls have dropped to 46 percent and the Fed says the jobless rate will remain high for the next two years, so it was time for a road trip. When things are going badly at home, presidents often go abroad to shift the focus away from their failures, so the president left the country this week for what was seen in the press as a symbolic, ceremonial visit to the Middle East to repair frayed relations with Israel. Obama joked he was "getting away from Congress" by visiting the Holy Land. And the Associated Press said...
  • Update on Carnival Dream. (Carnival Cruise Line ship with technical problems)

    03/14/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 22 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/14/13 | Carnival Cruise Lines
    Update on Carnival Dream March 14, 2013- 10:45 am The Carnival Dream has a technical issue with the ship’s backup emergency diesel generator which our engineering team is currently working on. Yesterday, during regularly scheduled testing of the ship’s emergency diesel generator, a malfunction occurred. At no time did the ship lose power and the ship’s propulsion systems and primary power source was not impacted. The ship is at dock in St. Maarten. All guests are safe and comfortable. There were periodic interruptions to elevators and restroom services for a few hours last night. However, all hotel systems are functioning...
  • What's the Biggest Pet Peeve Among Air Travelers?

    03/03/2013 4:10:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | March 01, 2013
    Uncomfortable seats and sky-high airline fees are among the top complaints among air travel passengers, according to the results of a consumer survey. In TripAdvisor’s annual air travel poll, in addition to limited legroom and exorbitant ticket prices, 2,000 respondents in the US also named unpredictable flight delays, long security lines and “other passengers” -- notably loud, crying children -- the top five pet peeves about air travel. The survey also found that more US passengers will be flying the global skies this year, with 67 percent of respondents indicating they plan to take an international flight this year, compared...
  • Administration goes skeet shooting.

    02/24/2013 5:55:51 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 8 replies
    FNN - Future News Now | 2-24-13 | Retired Texas Vet
    FNN exclusive: The Obama administration, still smarting from the disclosure of their previous fake skeet shooting, scheduled a skeet shooting session with reporters and cameras invited. Obama, aka "The One", had Reggie Manlove as his partner for the session. Obama had his Roy Rogers outfit on: Mom jeans, Roy Rogers boots with matching buckskin shirt and white hat and Reggie had his Dale Evans outfit on: leopard skin pattern leotards, Dale Evans boots with matching pink silk blouse with yellow scarf and dayglow orange hat. Ande4rson Cooper and Chrissy Matthews both had to leave early after wetting themselves due to...