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There is a lot in this post. You all enjoy the weekend. Stop bitching and help someone who is not as fortunate as you.
If you are going to read one article today, make it this one: America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral.
We continue to make progress, here is the latest on the vaccine front: Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker.
It may get awkward! What Happens If China Gets the Covid-19 Vaccine First?
I felt much better after reading this: Leader of U.S. vaccine push says he‘ll quit if politics trumps science. Then again, I fully expect the political pressure to announce a “real” vaccine to fully take place smh.
Kudos to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ! One university may have the best COVID testing operation in the U.S.—and tests students twice a week. If only others learned from it…
So many formerly called shithole countries have handled the pandemic so much better…but hey, let’s Keep America Great Again, sad lol! Senegal’s quiet COVID success: Test results in 24 hours, temperature checks at every store, no fights over masks.
We all know the industries that have been severely impacted during this pandemic. But we don’t talk much about the arts, which I think it is WAY on top of the list! COVID crisis: We need all hands on deck to save America’s arts and culture economy.
MILES & POINTS
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All you wanted to know about the Chase Ultimate Rewards 2020 Guide.
These will likely not last that long but with the pandemic who the hell knows…The Best First Class & Business Class Sweet Spots For Each Program.
When we can travel freely again I will book a trip to Kauai, the only island in Hawaii I have yet to visit. Best ways to fly to Hawaii from the US mainland.
Really nice hotel promo by Hyatt coming very soon. The safest place to travel to is most likely your basement.
One of the long term staples in this hobby is the Southwest Companion Pass. Here are some tips for Applying for Southwest Cards (CP) Late in the Year: What Could Go Wrong? (Updated for 2020).
State of the Hotel Industry. As of August 31, 2020. The figures are just devastating…
This is an amazing link for aviation geeks! Air attack – How California uses dozens of aircraft to battle wildfires. Must click in my own biased opinion.
Let’s travel to Turkmenistan and see some photos inside the empty Awaza resort.
An interactive map of the world’s greatest beaches.
When Gibraltar plays San Marino at home in soccer and…here comes an airplane take off!
Amazing photography, wow! Landscapes of Russia.
Did you know Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt? Well, now you do. Let’s learn about its Kush ancient civilization that has somehow been overlooked by history.
Some of these will make you shake your head for sure! 100 Must-Know Statistics About 401(k) Plans.
This is why we have investigative journalism. Wirecard and me: Dan McCrum on exposing a criminal enterprise. Be careful out there and support people like this, bloggers too!
Ranked: The World’s Richest Families in 2020. I think I have a great shot to make it into “The World’s Poorest Blogs in 2020”!
This will make you vomit: How To Hide A Billion Dollars: Three Techniques The Ultrarich Use To Dodge Ex-Spouses, The Taxman And Disgruntled Business Partners. South Dakota remains “hot”…
I.Can’t.Even…5 Takeaways From ‘Rage,’ Bob Woodward’s New Book About Trump. Why would even his fans believe what he says anymore is beyond me. This guy has watched more TV in one night than I have in years!
On top of all the craziness, we have the fires in the West Coast: Shocking Photos Show The Hellish Scenes From The West Coast Wildfires. These colors…looks like the gates of hell!
ODDZ & ENDZ
Fascinating story involving eccentric con men, bunkers, technology and stuff like that: The Cold War Bunker That Became Home to a Dark-Web Empire. An eccentric Dutchman began living in a giant underground facility built by the German military—and ran a server farm beloved by cybercriminals.
Another fascinating read about the companies in the business of US elections, I had no idea, wow! The Democracy Factory. For decades, the vote-by-mail business was a sleepy industry that stayed out of the spotlight. Then came 2020.
I have bookmarked this! Storage – Save the Food Guide. You bring something back from the grocery store and you have no idea how to store it. No more! Click this link and you will be told how to do it. You know you need this as bad as you need to have thousands of miles and points to travel for freeeeeeeee! Well, apparently you are getting them but not with my links, sad!
I kept shaking my head with this one: The Eco–Yogi Slumlords of Brooklyn. How did a couple who built an empire of yoga studios and homes with “living walls” end up as pandemic villains? When I see yoga and yogi these days, my BS antenna goes way up!
What a story! The Inside Story of the $8 Million Heist From the Carnegie Library. No jail time in the end, unbelievable!
When you are really bored and wanted to play something else, something different, for hours or days on end…I got the perfect solution for you: 50 Hours of Nature Sounds to Bring You Joy and Awe.
Hilarious: When the bell door rang 20 years ago vs Today.
What, you did not laugh with the previous link? Ok, here is another one: Notes on “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” as Delivered to Axl Rose by His Editor.
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.
Some interesting observations about Long term effects of COVID on churning.
This hobby can screw up people: Ladue man used online ticketing glitch to scam American Airlines out of $160K. It is all about finding loopholes but when that crosses the line you deserve it. Another miles expert out there I guess…
I was going to report this in mid August but I kept forgetting to post! So, finally he came out with the news so I am late again to the party. Maybe I should change my blog name to Travel Late Buzz or something. God Save The Points leaves Boarding Area.
Expect my blog on Fridays. And changes coming soon. No one has clicked on my credit card links since July 30! My family does not count. It is sad and…it is what it is.
My glute injury apparently is still healing, wow! This aging thing…
And I leave you with this…
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