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  • Thanks to a Bankrupt Russian Airline, Trump May Get the Air Force One Deal He Wanted

    08/01/2017 1:25:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 1, 2017 | Adam Clark Estes
    Donald Trump loves a good deal. And the United States Air Force just found one for the president, sitting in a Mojave Desert boneyard: two brand new Boeing 747-8's, the very same planes that the military plans to convert into the next Air Force One aircraft. These two have an interesting origin story, too. The two 747-8’s were originally ordered by Transaero, a Russian airline that went bankrupt and couldn’t pay for them. Aeroflot, the company that acquired Transaero and Russia’s largest airline, absorbed much of the bankrupt company’s fleet but never took ownership of the 747-8’s, which carry a...
  • Passengers CHEER as British hen party is forced off a Ryanair flight to Spain after 'drinking, [tr]

    07/28/2017 5:10:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2017 | Sophie Inge
    This is the moment a group of women were forced off a plane for rowdy behaviour - much to the relief of the other passengers. The women, who were part of a hen party, had reportedly been drinking alcohol, screaming and swearing during the FR9898 Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Alicante on Thursday night. In the video, which was uploaded by Josh Daley, a group of women are seen arguing with staff in the aisle of the plane, as another shouts: 'Sit down, sit down!'
  • Clash between Delta Airlines pilot and flight attendant delays flight at LaGuardia Airport

    07/25/2017 5:49:44 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 24, 2017 | Graham Rayman
    A Delta Airlines pilot and a flight attendant flew off the handle Monday at LaGuardia Airport, causing a two-hour delay, sources said. The 54-year-old pilot had a dispute with a 26-year-old flight attendant prior to takeoff aboard the plane bound for Portland, Maine, sources said. He and the attendant exchanged words in the aisle and he called her “a piece of s---,” a source said. “His conversation was racist, inconsiderate and unprofessional,” the source said. Each alleged the other had aggressively grabbed the other’s arm. As many as six Port Authority police officers, some carrying “huge” guns, interviewed flight attendants...
  • No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

    07/17/2017 10:42:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | July 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a “Trump slump” in travel. But those fears may have been premature. International arrivals and travel-related spending are up in 2017 compared with the same period in 2016. There might even be a “Trump bump,” says Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, a nonprofit representing the travel industry....
  • State of Hawaii Files Yet Another Legal Challenge to Trump Travel Ban

    07/09/2017 10:01:28 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jul 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Just hours after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied its most recent challenge to the Trump travel ban, the state of Hawaii filed yet another motion challenging it in federal court: In its June 26 decision, the Supreme Court let stand the temporary travel and refugee ban contained in that executive order but added that the ban would not apply to refugees and visa applicants with a “bona fide relationship” to an American resident. The Trump administration quickly defined “bona fide relationship” as parent, child, sibling, spouse or fiance. The state of Hawaii wants a broader definition that would...
  • China’s fake travel spending masks capital flight, warns Fed

    07/02/2017 7:07:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    FT ^ | June 28, 2017 | Gabriel Wildau
    China’s fake travel spending masks capital flight, warns Fed Outflows have also artificially cut country’s trade surplus, says discussion paper Capital flight disguised as overseas tourism spending has artificially cut China’s reported trade surplus while masking the extent of investment outflows, according to research by the US Federal Reserve. A significant share of overseas spending classified in official data as travel-related shopping, entertainment and hospitality may over a 12-month period have instead been used for investment in financial assets and real estate, the Fed paper argued. The findings could provide fresh ammunition to US President Donald Trump and other critics...
  • Hawaii challenges rules of Trump’s latest travel ban as too vague; Obama judge to rule

    06/29/2017 10:01:36 PM PDT · by catnipman · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/30/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Hawaii rushed to federal court late Thursday to challenge the revived travel ban, saying the Trump administration is drawing too broad a line in deciding who can still be blocked from entering the count
  • Vanity Question - Is Houston a Good vacation spot for the family?

    06/27/2017 8:22:41 PM PDT · by jonno · 136 replies
    6-27-2017 | jonno
    We are looking at vacation spots - is Houston recommended?
  • California Adds 4 States To Travel Ban For Laws It Says Discriminate Against LGBTQ Community

    06/25/2017 7:05:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/23/17 | Carma Hassan
    alifornia has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against LGBTQ people. The travel ban was first put into effect January 1 when state measure AB 1887 became law. The law says California is "a leader in protecting civil rights and preventing discrimination" and should not support or finance "discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people." The travel ban list also includes states that California believes don't protect religious freedoms and states that it says use religious freedom as a basis of discrimination. "Our country has made great...
  • Texas, three more states on California’s banned travel list

    06/22/2017 8:46:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 97 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 22, 2017 | Adam Ashton
    California is restricting publicly funded travel to four more states because of recent laws that leaders here view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people.
  • Trump's lawyers make final plea to Supreme Court on travel ban, with eye toward Justice Kennedy

    06/22/2017 1:32:11 PM PDT · by johnk · 43 replies
    La Times ^ | JUNE 21, 2017, 1:54 P.M. | David Savage
    <p>President Trump's lawyers made a final appeal to the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the pending dispute over his travel ban and quoted Justice Anthony Kennedy — likely a key swing vote — on the need to defer to the chief executive on matters of national security.</p>
  • When will you be able to use your E-ZPass nationwide?

    06/16/2017 3:53:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    NJ.com ^ | May 18, 2017 | Larry Higgs
    Will your E-ZPass allow you to pay a toll in a faraway state, where toll tags are named something else like SunPass or FasTrak? The concept to do that is called "toll interoperability" and it was supposed to go nationwide last October under a federal mandate. That means is Jersey drivers could use their E-ZPass on any toll road or bridge even if it uses a different electronic toll payment system. It would allow different toll systems communicate with each other and properly bill a driver who uses another agency's tag. The idea differs from electronic tolling which bills the...
  • Are You Ready for Fake Facts and Fake Law from the Ninth Circuit?

    06/14/2017 6:44:57 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2017 | Allan J. Favish
    On June 12, 2017, three judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that President Donald Trump’s second executive order imposing a temporary ban on “entry” into the United States should be read as if it stated that the ban was on “the issuance of an immigrant visa.” This made it possible for Judges Michael Daly Hawkins, Ronald M. Gould, and Richard A. Paez, all appointed by President Bill Clinton, to hold that the temporary ban was subject to a statutory prohibition on discrimination because of a person’s nationality “in the issuance of an immigrant...
  • Federal Courts Continue to Illegal Strike Down Trump's Executive Orders

    06/13/2017 11:07:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/17 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    By supporting activist judges and the import of terrorists, that is what you are shooting for, right? First, I want the judges to show me where in the U.S. Constitution it states that the federal court system has any authority to overturn or nullify an executive order. Second, I want the judges to show me where in the U.S. Constitution it expressly enumerates the power of the courts to strike down legislation or determine the constitutionality of legislation. Third, I want them to show me in the U.S. Constitution where it shows that they have any enforcement power regarding their...
  • Tolls, private financing obstacles to Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan

    06/12/2017 8:16:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Huntsville Item ^ | June 10, 2017 | Kery Murakami CNHI Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s grand plan to spend $1 trillion over the next 10 years on highways and other infrastructure improvements faces a formidable roadblock in Congress and state legislatures. There’s agreement the investment is badly needed to improve the nation’s sagging infrastructure but how to cover the huge expense is the point of tension. Trump would use $200 billion in public funds to generate $800 billion in private money under a partnership program that would finance government bonds and also return a profit to private companies through interstate tolls and other user fees. To do that, Congress would...
  • Another US appeals court keeps Trump’s travel ban blocked

    06/12/2017 10:39:39 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 49 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | June 12, 2017 1:15 pm | AP
    SEATTLE (AP) — Another federal appeals court has upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. The ruling Monday from a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals deals the administration another legal defeat as the Supreme Court considers a separate case on the issue. The judges say the president violated U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that Trump failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests.
  • Private Toll Operators Salivate Over Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/11/2017 11:05:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 129 replies
    The Intercept ^ | June 6, 2017 | Lee Fang
    Investors are hoping to seize upon the $1 trillion infrastructure plan proposed by President Donald Trump to transform the nation’s highways, bridges, and tunnels into assets they can monetize by adding tolls and other user fees.The Trump infrastructure plan, which the administration plans to roll out this week, is centered on the idea of “asset recycling,” which refers to the process of securing new infrastructure spending by leasing the operations of existing public property to private operators.The privatization-centered scheme has the nation’s largest toll operators salivating. Transurban, Cintra, and TransCore, three major toll operators, have retained federal lobbyists to influence...
  • ICTP President Lipman writes to his new friend Ivanka Trump about women Curators and SUN Centers

    05/28/2017 4:15:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    eTurbo News - Global Travel Industry News ^ | May 28, 2017 | Juergen T. Steinmetz
    Ivanka Trump is the “first daughter” in the United States of America. Her father, US President Donald Trump has been a controversial figure when it comes to climate change and tourism. Geoffrey Lipman can be considered a senior celebrity in the travel and tourism world. Lipman is president of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and co-founder of SUN. ICTP is a Haleiwa, Hawaii-based association of tourism destinations and stakeholders with members in more than 100 countries. Brussels based Professor Lipman has a unique proposal to the first daughter and pledged to have SUN Centers manned only by women...
  • POLL: Why did the Court of Appeals uphold the block against President Trump’s temporary travel ban?

    05/25/2017 5:58:42 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Why did the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals uphold the block against President Trump's temporary travel ban? The ban clearly violates the Constitution. The court is filled with left wing activists who hate Trump.
  • A federal appeals court just upheld a nationwide block on Trump's travel ban

    05/25/2017 2:40:30 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/25/17 | Michelle Mark
    The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday largely upheld a nationwide block on President Donald Trump's travel ban, arguing that it "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination." The Trump administration will most likely appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.