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Travel (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Plane passenger is branded a ‘terrorist’ during foul-mouthed row between three women as crew struggle to control the situation on flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles

    02/13/2020 10:11:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2020 | Terri-Ann Williams
    This is the shocking moment cabin crew had to stop a group of 'drunk' women fighting on a flight as one of the passengers branded her opponent a 'terrorist' during a foul mouthed rant. The clip was filmed on Tuesday and shows the moment three women started arguing on board after two were allegedly drinking and speaking loudly, one passenger on the flight claimed. Cabin crew on the flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles tried to calm the situation down, with the male flight attendant having to raise his voice to try and get through to the women. A female...
  • American Airlines passenger shames a fellow traveller who repeatedly 'punched' her seat when she reclined it - but social media is divided over who's right

    02/12/2020 9:10:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2020 | Jennifer Newton
    An American Airlines passenger has divided social media after video-shaming a fellow traveller who 'punched' and pushed her seat when she reclined it. The passenger, Wendi Williams, filmed the man - who was sitting in a seat behind her that didn't recline - on a flight from New Orleans to Charlotte. She posted a clip of him continually nudging her seat to Twitter, but many on the social media site were conflicted about who was in the wrong and whether she should have even reclined her seat in the first place.
  • "Green Light" Law Costs New Yorkers Travel Privileges [semi-satire]

    02/10/2020 2:34:31 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Feb 2020 | John Semmens
    New York's so-called "Green Light" law authorizing persons in the US illegally to obtain drivers' licenses has led the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to revoke expedited travel privileges for anyone using these licenses as identification for air travel. Ken Cuccinelli, acting deputy secretary of DHS explained that "the state's efforts to grant sanctuary to illegal immigrants by blocking us from verifying the license holder's identity prevents us from protecting air travelers from potential terrorist attacks carried out by persons having this document. Our only safe option is to deny all New York licensees access to sped up security screening...
  • Biden Bids to Corner the Drunk Driver Vote [semi-satire]

    01/28/2020 9:00:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Jan 2020 | John Semmens
    In the former Vice-President's addled brain, "drunk driving isn't really a crime we should be deporting people for. Many members of Congress have gotten behind the wheel of a car when they shouldn't have. Fortunately, we have immunity from arrest going to and from our duties in Congress. I don't see any good reason why newcomers from foreign lands shouldn't have the same right. That would be the democratic thing to do. I mean, it's not as if they are any worse than the average American citizen." However, statistics do not support Biden's perception. The so-called "dreamers," for which President...
  • NJ Gov Announces Road Closure [semi-satire]

    01/26/2020 6:06:56 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Jan 2020 | John Semmens
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced that the main route to the Jan. 28 Trump rally site in Wildwood will be closed “so work can be done to repair the roadway. I realize that the deplorables who need their regular infusion of Trump’s lies may be inconvenienced, but those who will be deterred from participating in this brainwashing event will have cause to thank me later.” if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at... https://azconservative.org/2020/01/26/nj-gov-announces-road-closure/
  • France: Vigilantes Winning War Against Speed Cameras

    01/20/2020 12:51:35 PM PST · by Ken H · 42 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | 01/20/2020 | n.a.
    Next-generation speed cameras are being destroyed faster than they can be deployed in France. French officials were convinced that mounting speed cameras high atop poles would keep them from being attacked. The government committed to replacing every existing photo radar installation with these next-generation "turret" speed cameras only to learn that the devices are being destroyed faster than they are deployed. According to the experts at Radars-Auto.com, twelve cameras have been installed in the Tarn department since January 1, but a total of thirteen turret cameras there have been knocked out of service during the same period. On Friday, vigilantes...
  • Breastfeeding Mom’s Emotional Encounter With Orangutan At The Oldest Zoo In The World Goes Viral

    01/13/2020 10:47:50 AM PST · by steveben · 55 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | January 13, 2020 | Viral Mag Team
    Gemma Copeland is a keen traveler and she didn’t want to end her journeys just because she had a child. She also wanted her son to explore the world from an early age. So, Gemma and her partner took him to Vienna, Austria. However, the mother didn’t expect this trip would change her own perception of the world. But it did. All thanks to an empathetic great ape who took the time to engage with Gemma and her child during a very intimate moment. While the guys were visiting the Schönbrunn Zoo, Gemma’s boy got hungry. She sat down by...
  • Safest Countries In The World For Women

    01/12/2020 5:37:20 PM PST · by steveben · 24 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | 10/10/2019 | Viral mag team
    Woman safety is one of the best ways to gauge a country's long-term wealth growth potential, with a correlation of over 90% between historic wealth growth and woman safety levels," a report explained. "This means that wealth growth is boosted by strong levels of woman safety in a country," the report continued. Out of 195 countries, the report said only 58 had reasonably reliable crime statistics. Countries with unreliable crime statistics were excluded from the top five. Results were based on the percentage of each country's population that has been a victim of crimes related to rape, slavery, human trafficking,...
  • Most Popular Travel Destinations To Explore in 2020

    01/11/2020 10:53:53 AM PST · by steveben · 37 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | Jan. 10, 2020 | Viral Mag Team
    Have you been tirelessly researching potential travel destinations for 2020? Maybe you need a little inspiration. Google is listing the top trending places to start off 2020. Some of the cities may surprise you. The sandy beaches in Da Nang, the night life of São Paulo, and Korean barbecue from Seoul are all top of mind for people planning vacations this year. According to global hotel search data, people from around the world are interested in traveling to these destinations in 2020
  • Woman gives birth in bathroom of bus: driver helps out

    12/23/2019 8:56:15 AM PST · by steveben · 16 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | Dec. 23, 2019 | Viral Mag Team
    Not many people can say they were born on a bus. But one boy arrived in the world in the bathroom of an inter-city bus recently in Lethbridge, Alta, Canada
  • AG Says 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries Illegal [semi-satire]

    12/21/2019 9:11:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Dec 2019 | John Semmens
    In a bid to intimidate the 100+ local governments that have declared their jurisdictions sanctuaries for the Second Amendment right to bear arms, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued an advisory opinion declaring these declarations “have no legal effect. Local officials cannot nullify state laws. They must follow the gun laws passed by the General Assembly.” Herring sought to distinguish “this unwarranted usurpation of higher authority” from “the entirely legitimate grants of sanctuary to illegal immigrants by local governments across the nation. The choice of where one prefers to live is a fundamental human right that supersedes any laws impeding...
  • TONIGHT: Miss Universe 2019 PRELIMINARY Competition Live Stream at 8PM ET (From Atlanta)

    12/06/2019 4:08:57 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 9 replies
    The actual pageant is on Sunday, Dec. 8th at 7PM ET on the Fox Network (LIVE) hosted by Steve Harvey. Tonight is the PRELIMINARY Competition, where contestants will be wearing their native costumes and gowns. Live from the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Downtown Atlanta.
  • Judge Bars Requiring Would-be Immigrants to Have Health Insurance [semi-satire]

    12/01/2019 7:00:58 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Dec 2019 | John Semmens
    Oregon U.S. Dist. Court Judge Michael Simon issued a nationwide injunction stopping the State Department from requiring foreign nationals to show they will be covered by health insurance within 30 days of entering the country before they can be granted a visa. The Judge rejected the Trump’s Administration’s assertion that the new rule is needed to alleviate the burden on US taxpayers of having to supply immigrants with health care. “Inasmuch as it is the unanimous opinion of all right thinking individuals that free health care is a human right, we cannot allow Trump’s deviant minority viewpoint to overrule the...
  • Sanders' Dubious Climate Plan [semi-satire]

    11/19/2019 10:08:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Nov 2019 | John Semmens
    Now in fourth place among the Democrats vying for the Party's 2020 presidential nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hopes his $16 trillion plan to mitigate global warming will revive his flagging campaign. The gist of his plan is to expropriate private sector energy companies and use the ill-gotten gains to foster a government-owned alternative energy "ministry." The target is to have 100% of the United States energy needs met from wind, solar, hydropower or geothermal energy by the year 2030. Sanders rebuffed claims that the notorious inefficiency and ineffectiveness of government would undermine his plan, pointing out that "the expected...
  • Miss Ukraine denied visa enter US (Atlanta) for Miss Universe on Dec. 8th (Bill Taylor mentioned)

    11/15/2019 12:57:01 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 44 replies
    KP_Ukraine Instagram ^ | 11/14/19 | KP_Ukraine
    HOT OFF THE PRESSES!! TRANSLATED FROM UKRAINIAN ON INSTAGRAM: Miss Ukraine Universe Anastasia Subbota is not allowed in the US to the finals of the competition [Miss Universe 2019]. The girl was denied an American visa. Director of the competition Anna Filimonova is trying to solve the problem with the documents. But there is very little time - the finale will take place in Atlanta on December 8. For the 14 years of the Miss Ukraine Universe contest, this is the first time the Consulate has not given the winner the entry permit to America. “There are 12 days left...
  • Why One Analyst Thinks Tesla's Stock Could Soar To $400

    11/12/2019 10:36:01 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 48 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-12-2019 | Irina
    Less than a month after Tesla once again surprised traders by reporting a profit for the third quarter, Jefferies has raised its 2020 price target on the carmaker to $400, which would be the highest that Tesla shares have ever traded if its performance continues strong.
  • A Little Fun - He Always Wanted a Harley!

    11/10/2019 9:18:25 PM PST · by budj · 12 replies
    Facebook video ^ | unknown | unknown
    Gotta go https://www.facebook.com/jameal.conner/videos/10218609921177623/?t=11
  • Scheme to Outlaw Gas-Powered Vehicles Hatched [semi-satire]

    10/30/2019 1:43:54 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    Senate Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has proposed legislation that would have the federal government “buy back” all motor vehicles that use fossil fuels. He says he got the idea from Democratic presidential candidate Rep, Beto O’Rourke’s plan to “buy back” firearms. Under Schumer’s bill, the government would buy these vehicles for amounts ranging from $2500 to $4500 apiece. “The great thing about my bill is that for a cost of less than $400 billion over a ten year period we will completely eliminate these climate damaging machines,” the Senator boasted. “Hopefully, vehicle owners will voluntarily turn over their gas-guzzling,...
  • James Comey says he will move to New Zealand if Trump wins in 2020

    10/28/2019 3:52:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 27, 2019 | Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin
    The former FBI director James Comey has joked – or not – that he will move to New Zealand if Donald Trump is re-elected in 2020. Comey was interviewed on C-Span and asked what he would do if Trump was returned to office. “From my new home in New Zealand, I still will believe in America,” Comey said, to laughter from the audience. The former FBI boss worked for the Obama administration and was fired by Trump in May 2017, fuelling concerns for the bureau’s investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election. The comment...
  • Hurtigruten stakes out the North American market

    10/28/2019 2:48:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Seatrade Cruise News ^ | September 30, 2019 | Anne Kalosh
    In Hurtigruten’s most extensive stateside event ever, the Norwegian company just gave nearly 300 US and Canadian travel advisors and media a taste of its new hybrid-electric ship, Roald Amundsen. ‘The US market is very important to us, both as a destination and as a source market,’ Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam said. The company ‘hasn’t been that present in the US market, but that’s going to change,’ he added. Just 10% of business came from the US last year. That is targeted to rise to 25% to 30%, and Hurtigruten’s Seattle office has bulked up from a few people to...