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If you are reading this, you survived the weekend mass shootings! I hope none of your loved ones was hurt. Yeah, I may have a few links today about gun control, this madness must end! Then again, not much happened after Sandy Hook so don’t expect anything to change now, sad!
This is a positive change! British Airways cuts taxes on one-way economy Avios redemptions FROM the US. We may even do the unthinkable…fly to London using British Airways Avios on, please sit down, British Airways lol.
You know, you call up a company and for one reason or another you need to spell out something. And do you get stuck trying to spell something phonetically that starts with a K? I do and I am embarrassed by it. But now you won’t! What is the Phonetic Alphabet and Why You May Need it For Airline Tickets. I do this a lot with my last name 🙂 And when it comes to my wife’s last name (which is just three letters) I always get a laugh with the csr telling her “she kept her own last name, do you blame her?” Soooo, Kilo is for K. Quebec is for Q. And Uniform is for U…but I always use uranus 😉
I can see travel hackers attacking this 😉 Red Roof Inn Launches Aggressive Price-Match Guarantee to Boost Direct Bookings. And I also see their new points program devaluing very soon hehe. But it is good to see that these price-match guarantees are not useless anymore.
Soy farmers are hurting due to the China trade war. No worries, the non Socialist President is giving them $15 billion to get by. Oh the absurdities of today…Ok, how did I get that? Because this link is about another type of farmer and How to Make a Phone Farm. Say whaaaat? You probably have seen some viral videos of some places in China with numerous cell phones clicking away and stuff like that. Yeah, this is something similar. And totally legit. Well, kind of. Not really! It seems like you could do something more useful for the world but, you know, conversions I guess smh.
Just in case you were wondering to See a different endangered animal in every U.S. state.
Your personal finance fix of the day: Why You Need to Make a ‘When I Die’ File—Before It’s Too Late. Yes, get on it. NOW!
Ok, here is another one. Here’s how much you should put in your 401(k) each month to retire with $1.5 million. You just need to start early! Like my son about to start first job after college who…will have no other option from me! Sucks to have a dad who is a financial planner #sarcasm.
The Onion regularly posts this after each mass shooting: ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens What a sad reminder…And can you imagine what would come out of their mouths if the shooters were non-white? Or…illegal immigrants? Here is a reminder by the way:
Just in case if you wondered about mass shootings in the world. Yeah, I am pissed. Sick of thoughts and prayers. And I sadly realize this outburst will happen again…it is only matter of time. How SAD is that!
I had no idea such place existed. Libraries deep in the desert in Mauritania, wow! The Lost Desert Libraries of Chinguetti.
Another pic (sorry, I don’t do shocking videos for the clicks) that will shock you: CEO Salary vs. Their Employees in 2019.
Did you know that the most trafficked animal in the world is pangolins? Well, now you do! I had no clue! The World’s Most Trafficked Animal Has Scales. Amazing what you get to learn here at TBB when other bloggers pump you to death selling credit cards and….don’t get me started okay?
We are now entering BLOG BUZZ, a section for advanced hobbyists and veterans of this fast imploding hobby and also a section where I go on and on about some stuff that happens in my life because it helps me feel better about myself.
For most of the weekend I could not log in to my site. I had to hire a WordPress consultant to get me out of another tech jam. In tech awful days like this I wish I was in Boarding Area so I wouldn’t have to worry about that stuff. But it’s okay, I value my independence more.
Did you notice I whine less around here? June and July were great, thank you for your support. These two months followed three awful months I almost quit as I was way in the hole after paying blog expenses (mostly guest blogger Andy!) Oh, he is working on an amazing guest blog post soon. Only the best for you guys. Please don’t make me whine…Deep down, I hate it too lol.
I am slowly getting back into former running shape as my knee bruise injury appears to be mostly healed. I may have to stop playing soccer until my Marathon in October because I can’t afford another injury. When you cross 50…healing takes FOR EVER!
One Mile at a Time added another writer, Kate. Apparently she will attack the Canadian market. And of course the market for a mommy with kids travel hacking as a family. I am guessing diapers too at some point 🙂
Am I the only one confused with so many travel programs out there or what? Global Entry, TSA-PRE, Clear, Sentri, Nexus, FAST…lets add one more you guys, WTF!
This Dan guy just has an amazing knack on doing things right and getting great PR to come along! After flight from Israel diverted to Cleveland Hopkins, this Clevelander made sure no passengers went hungry. And this is why his readers will go out of their way to support DansDeals.
Ok, action in the blogs goes way down over the weekends. So I am scrambling for worthy material. Ooooh, this just in. Have you ever wondered how easy it is to get a gun in Japan? Where gun violence and humans shot dead is virtually non existent! And no I am not going to live there and yes we are not the same. But maybe we can adopt some similar measures to make it harder without messing with the 2nd amendment spirit…just thinking out loud. Doing nothing just increases the body count! Here it goes:
To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years.
Today I admit the blog veered more into politics. If you do not like it…nobody compels you to be here. I have no advertisers to please. Heck, I have no advertisers period lol. This is my baby and I can blog what I want. It is my little escape from my hectic life…changing the world for the better. I hope.
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