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  • VANITY--Trip to Maine

    06/18/2018 1:49:16 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 56 replies
    Planning a trip to Old Orchard Beach Maine the end of August. Hubs has never been there. Looking for some recommendations on fishing charters, restaurants, etc. We are big seafood fans! Will be arriving in Portland first.
  • Globalization!

    06/11/2018 9:41:09 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 5 replies
    email from a friend | 06/11/2018 | unknown
    Globalization? A definition of Globalization that I can understand and to which I now can relate: Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization ? Answer : Princess Diana's death. Question: How come? Answer : An English Princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, riding in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, (check the bottle before you change the spelling), followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines. This is sent to you by a Canadian, using American...
  • MasterChef man John Torode on new Asian street food inspired cookbook

    06/08/2018 6:05:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Irish News ^ | June 9, 2018 | Lauren Taylor
    IT MIGHT not feel like it, but MasterChef veteran John Torode has been putting amateur cooks, and some famous faces, through their paces for 13 years on the popular BBC show. And while you might know him best for his TV partnership with co-host Gregg Wallace, he's also just published his 11th cookbook. The chef, 52, hails from Melbourne, Australia, but has been living in England for 27 years. His first culinary love, however, comes from much further afield – the street food of the Far East, which, Torode says, "the world is slowly falling in love with". His new...
  • California Bans Travel to 9th State, This Time Over Adoption Law Protecting Faith-Based Agencies

    06/02/2018 8:07:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/01/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    California's attorney general announced Friday that he's imposing a ban on state-funded travel to Oklahoma in response to a new law that allows faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents. Eight other states have earlier been brought under California's so-called anti-discrimination travel ban."California will not use state resources to support states that pass discriminatory laws," Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. "California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy."The ban will take effect on June 22.California prohibits state-funded travel...
  • Seven Military Veterans Can Win Free Travel Franchise

    05/28/2018 3:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | May 28, 2018
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past six years, business dreams have become a reality for 30 military veterans thanks to Dream Vacations' award-winning annual contest "Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General" contest. Each year five veterans are awarded a travel agency franchise, and in 2018, the best franchise opportunity for veterans is expanding its contest to award seven veterans with a free franchise, as a result of a grant from the International Franchise Association (IFA) for winning the Gold Franchising Gives Back award in the "Supporting our Veterans" category. The contest will begin on Memorial...
  • I'm off to London tomorrow morning!

    05/25/2018 6:48:36 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 212 replies
    Me | 05/25/18 | Simon Green
    West End musicals ("Chess" and "Young Frankenstein")! Imperial War Museum! London Bridge food tour! The Churchill War Rooms! The only annoying part is taking all day to get there. I know, First World Problems. I'll only be there for a week. Any last minute suggestions?
  • It’s Still a Small World in 2018

    05/20/2018 5:54:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    Traveling after tax season is a regular experience. While it may be “regular,” it is nonetheless still a special experience. Today’s travel is so easy compared to even 20 years ago. Except for the security issues, you can be halfway around the world, in a completely different culture, faster than you can blink. There is a lot to observe about life while traveling. How small the world has gotten. There are people all over the world walking around aimlessly staring at their cell phones. They are misnamed “smartphones” because they certainly do make people stupid. Watching people walk across streets...
  • Timeless recap: Bloodshed and betrayal in an explosive two-part season finale

    05/14/2018 11:02:26 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 18 replies
    ew.com ^ | May 13, 2018 at 11:15 PM EDT | Devan Coggan
    Timeless recap: Bloodshed and betrayal in an explosive two-part season finale (SPOILER ALERT!) by Devan Coggan After an untimely cancellation and an unexpected resurrection in its freshman season, Timeless is taking no chances this time around. The time travel drama is closing out its stellar second season with a gutsy, guns-blazing finale that completely rewrites the rules — and showcases how much this show has grown. Not only has Timeless ironed out some of its kinks and tightened up its mythology, but it’s also finally leaning into its strengths — particularly its strong cast and time-period-of-the-week structure. -- SNIP --...
  • Some Credit Cards are having system issues and denying charges.

    05/10/2018 5:44:00 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 12 replies
    May 10, 2018 | Vanity
    Citibank and Barclay Credit Cards can be denied based on systems issues. Barclay readily acknowledges they have an issue but it took over 20 minutes on the phone with Citibank for them to get their administration to acknowledge they have an issue. In my specific case I was trying to buy an airline ticket but it kept getting a system error. Calls to the CC company did not fix the problem, however it was nice to find out it was their issue. It seem strange that both Citi and Barclay would have the same issue at the same time. Looks...
  • How to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone

    05/06/2018 6:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | May 3, 2018 | Kate Springer
    All eyes are on the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) right now, where South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in April and vowed to bring peace to the peninsula. Even the US President could be on his way there. A source told CNN in May that Kim Jong Un has agreed to meet President Trump at the DMZ, a no-man's land about 30 miles north of Seoul that was established in the 1953 Korean War Armistice Agreement. Dividing the peninsula like a scar, the 160-mile-long treaty zone isn't just a strategic political meeting place...
  • As if economy class wasn't packed enough… the standing-up airplane seats that will [tr]

    04/17/2018 12:01:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2018 | Ted Thornhill
    Economy class cabins may be about to resemble sardine tins rather than cattle trucks in the near future. That’s because an Italian seat manufacturer has unveiled seating that’s so upright passengers using it will practically be standing up. Should any carriers install it, they will be able to cram in more fliers than ever before, in a formation that’s known in the industry as ‘ultra-high density’.
  • How California Car Culture Killed The Promise Of A 20-Minute Commute

    04/16/2018 8:33:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    KPBS News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Meghan McCarty Carino/KPCC
    As an innovator and early adopter of freeways, California became the symbolic capital of car culture. But the ease of movement conferred by the massive postwar freeway building boom was short-lived, turning the dream of car travel into a nightmare of congestion and long commutes. The story of how Californians went from getting around to getting stuck behind the wheel is deeply entwined with the history of the urban freeway, an enterprise that advanced earlier and on a larger scale here than anywhere else in the country. Half a century ago, there was reason for optimism about cars. Los Angeles...
  • Herb Meyer Predicted the USSR's collapse and Remains Ever the Optimist about 21st Century World

    03/27/2018 11:55:48 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Fall 2016 | Grant Wishard, Paul Kengor
    Herb Meyer would be commended by the intelligence community for his extraordinary 1983 memo predicting that America was going to win the Cold War — this at a time when virtually no one (other than Ronald Reagan and Bill Casey) thought winning was possible. Today his task remains the same. It should come as a revelation to those glued to the 24-hour news cycle that things aren’t as bad “out there” as we think. The evening news never reports the countless airplanes that land on time and unharmed, or the daily billions who walk through malls and shopping centers without...
  • VANITY--Cancelling Flight On Delta Airlines

    03/26/2018 8:42:45 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 41 replies
    So in light of Delta's stance on the NRA AND the fact that they transported March for Our Dems protestors for FREE, I am cancelling my flight to Maine in late August.
  • Growing questions about CNN's airport monopoly as network veers left

    03/23/2018 4:45:43 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/18 ? | Brian Flood
    CNN’s ubiquitous presence in airports -- where it broadcasts from thousands of screens to a captive audience of millions -- is facing new scrutiny after the cable network's hard left turn. *** “How are airports justifying the idea of bombarding captive viewers with content many of them oppose? Sadly, almost any outlet is fairer now than CNN,” Gainor said. *** CNN pays airports to leave the network on ***. *** The airport version of CNN, which launched back in 1992, airs in roughly 60 of America’s most bustling travel hubs. Trip Savvy recently listed the 25 busiest airports in America...
  • 10 Reasons Why Heterosexual Men Should Leave America

    02/18/2018 1:35:13 AM PST · by vannrox · 42 replies
    RooshV ^ | December 16, 2013 | RooshV
    The following list describes the benefits you will receive if you take a long journey to Eastern Europe, South America, or Southeast Asia.1. You will sleep with thinner women who don’t have attitude American women can be quite beautiful if they maintain their appearance, but there still exists problems with their attitude that comes from two things: (1) A female-worship culture that makes them entitled and arrogant, and (2) A tidal wave of thirsty men giving an avalanche of affections directly to their iPhones. Foreign women simply have better personalities: they are sweeter, kinder, more deferential, more interesting, and...
  • An End to Airline Red Tape—Or Consumer Protection?

    02/15/2018 11:01:33 AM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08 Feb 2018 | Scott McCartney
    Airlines want to nix a host of rules that attempt to keep them from mistreating customers. The Transportation Department is considering it. The DOT has asked airlines to suggest changes or cuts to regulations, part of a broad initiative from President Trump, once an owner of a small airline, to reduce government red tape. It comes as DOT fines against airlines fell by half last year. The rules matter because DOT is just about the only protection consumers have in U.S. air travel. If the airlines get what they want, the government would weaken the tarmac delay rule, which imposes...
  • ADVANCE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2018 10:09:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My children do you realize all the battles we have walked through together have already made you Overcomers as David over Goliath ?! Now I desire you to take the hand of others I have placed in your path and reveal to them that I AM The KEY to all trials and I alone hold the Key to their Victories as I overcame for you in your Valleys ! Now be that buoyancy compensator for as I have been the Lifter of your Soul Now I desire you to lift up others and love them as I Love you for...
  • Two dead and 70 passengers are injured as Amtrak train smashes into freight carriages in South...

    02/04/2018 7:43:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com and Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Two dead and 70 passengers are injured as Amtrak train smashes into freight carriages in South Carolina At least two people have died and dozens more are seriously injured after a passenger train smashed into freight carriages in South Carolina. Officials said more than 70 people had been transported to local hospitals after the Amtrak service flew off the line. Several of those injured suffered broken bones. It's still unclear if any of the passengers are being treated for life-threatening injuries. The crash occurred around 2.30am when the Amtrak service, traveling between New York and Miami, collided with...
  • Any Ideas for Touring Maine?

    02/02/2018 3:23:32 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 70 replies
    Now that I've cancelled my Stephen King tour for this summer in Maine, does anyone have any good ideas for tourism in Maine?