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  • Why a American Man should Leave America (If just for a bit…)

    07/17/2018 12:51:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 51 replies
    metallicman ^ | June 2018 | Editorial staff
    ...snip... I will have to be honest, it wasn’t until after I left America that I really began to appreciate it. As well as get really angry as to what it has become. Here's just a few of the things that I have come to miss... The first day of hunting season. A big garden full of tomato plants, peppers and onions. Football on lazy Sunday afternoons. The local sports section in the newspaper with photos of friends, relatives, and their kids. Fishing brook trout. A compound bow. A Ruben sandwich with real coleslaw. Rummaging around in a auto junkyard...
  • Vanity: Planning 2019 Summer Vacation to Trump-Friendly Country (ies)

    07/15/2018 4:53:11 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 48 replies
    Self ^ | 7/15/18 | Self
    I travel to Europe every other summer. My mother is Italian and she spends about 6 months out of the year in Southern Italy. She comes from a village nestled in the mountains in South-Central Italy, in the Puglia Province. In recent years, she has indicated that the mass migration of foreigners has changed the make-up of the province -- more crime, more drugs, more trash and more people wandering about, homeless. Crime in her little hamlet had increased by 70%! I told her that I would not be visiting any European countries who have been jerks to President Trump,...
  • Thousands of Americans Will Be Denied a Passport Because of Unpaid Taxes

    07/06/2018 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06 July 2018 | Laura Saunders
    IRS officials provide new details on enforcement of law Congress passed in late 2015 At least 362,000 Americans with overdue tax debts will be denied new or renewed passports if they don’t settle these debts, the Internal Revenue Service says. Recently IRS officials have provided new details on the enforcement of a law Congress passed in late 2015. It requires the IRS and State Department to deny passports or revoke them for taxpayers who have more than $51,000 of overdue tax debt. Enforcement began in February. An IRS spokesman says the 362,000 people are current tax debtors who are affected...
  • Asiana chairman apologises over no in-flight meals fiasco

    07/04/2018 9:42:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Malay Mail ^ | July 4, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    SEOUL, July 4 — The chairman of South Korea’s Asiana Airlines today apologised after many of its planes took off without any in-flight meals this week because the carrier was suddenly forced to switch caterers. Since Sunday, many Asiana flights have been delayed waiting for meals and many others, mostly short-haul flights to Japan and China, have had to leave without any. “I am sorry for causing public concern over Asiana’s in-flight meal crisis,” said Park Sam-koo, chairman of Kumho Asiana Group whose main subsidiaries include Asiana Airlines and Kumho Engineering & Construction. The debacle at South Korea’s second largest...
  • Idaho trip was great but I have a personal safety question

    06/30/2018 4:32:13 PM PDT · by Califreak · 85 replies
    My keyboard ^ | 6/30/18 | Cali F Reak
    Idaho was great! It is so beautiful there the scenery looks like a painting. The people were great. The only people who were rude were from California, Oregon, Washington and Canada. Idaho residents were uncommonly courteous and friendly. My daughter and I were by ourselves but we felt very safe everywhere we went and slept well for being away from home. We actually felt safer in a strange place than we did at home. Never heard one siren in a whole week. We were mostly passing through small towns that had an openly God oriented atmosphere. Lots of pro life...
  • Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

    06/26/2018 7:41:46 AM PDT · by catnipman · 126 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/26/2018 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld President Donald Trump's restriction on travel to the United States from a handful of Muslim countries on Tuesday, giving the White House its first high court victory on the merits of a presidential initiative.
  • What immigrants and foreigners say about America that you never hear in the US media

    06/24/2018 6:57:30 PM PDT · by vannrox · 91 replies
    Happierabroad ^ | 6-25-2018 | editorial staff
    HAPPIER ABROAD  Why You Will Have A Better Love and Life Beyond America     What immigrants and foreigners say about America that you never hear in the US media  "The biggest culture shock that people experience in the US is not between their country and the US but between what they thought the US would be and what it actually is." – Ladislav, my Expat Advisor In reality, there are few redeeming qualities to living in America other than making money and consuming.  Besides that, the rest is mostly fake and artificial.  This is well known to many foreigners, immigrants and...
  • 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...