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Air Security: Passenger Small Knives Ban Stays


If the situation weren’t so deadly serious, we could have headlined this article with: Pistole Shoots Down Knives On Planes. Previously, Transportation Security Agency boss John Pistole had suggested that passengers who carried small knives should now be allowed to board aircraft with them.

Along with other potential weapons, they had been banned since the 2001 terrorist attacks. However, due to heavy objections from airline unions and government officials, Pistole has changed his mind about allowing small knives aboard.

To sum it up as one airline pilot expressed his anger: On that terrible September 11 day, terrorists needed only small knives to destroy two New York skyscrapers, crash into the Pentagon and murder more than 3,000 people!

Reduce Eating Expenses By Asking For Senior Discounts PDF Print E-mail


When wandering U.S. cities on a budget, it’s nice to enjoy an expensive restaurant dinner or two. However, while in New York, Las Vegas or other costly destination, you can save money on meals. The lower prices will allow more money to spend on shopping, shows and other fun activities. And all ya gotta do is ID yourself as a senior and ask politely!

Just a few examples of senior dining and beverage discounts: McDonald’s, Wendy’s, IHOP, Golden Corral, Subway, Burger King, Long John Silver’s, Taco Bell and El Pollo Loco.

 
New York NY: Turner Classic Movies Hop On Film Tour PDF Print E-mail


It’s a bus excursion that visits famous Manhattan locations where many of the most memorable movie scenes were shot. Remember Miracle On 34th Street, Saturday Night Fever, Home Alone, The Godfather, Midnight Cowboy, Taxi Driver and scores of other masterpieces filmed in the Big Apple.

On Location Tours offer behind-the-scenes peeks at favorite classic filming locations in New York City. Your savvy guide gabs and quizzes as you experience more than 60 famous sites. For schedules, prices and other info: onlocationtours.com/tour/tcm-classic-film

 
J’Accuse: Now It’s TV’s Tom Brokaw The Groping Scofflaw PDF Print E-mail


Of course, many oft-told tales about Hollywood casting couches and lay-down&get-promoted-up movie careers are true. However, as more and more women jump into the spotlight with their lawyers, just maybe some are faking it for the money. It seems every day a celeb royal is led to the financial guillotine.

And, of course, the media gobble up and spread it across their pages and screens to try to save their fast-fading paid subscription lists. It’s no longer innocent until proven guilty in the media kangaroo court. Now, it’s the dirty old guy groped me 20 years ago, so let’s behead his big fat bank account.

 
If Your Destination Was Frustration, Let Others Know PDF Print E-mail


It’s fair to seniors who plan to visit that place or use the service to tell them your true story on social media. It could be failed airline schedule, dangerous streets, overpriced hotel or city square full of pickpockets. Also, amusement park too crowded, upscale restaurant served downscale food and/or creepy cruise ship. Check out customer complaints on online review sites, including TripAdvisor and Yelp.

 
USA Today Lists Safest Places In Mexico For U.S. Travelers PDF Print E-mail


Along with the usual negative reports and the recent hotel death of a family of four from carbon monoxide poisoning in their room, Mexico is losing U.S. tourists. Of course, Mexico is usually no more dangerous than other world destinations, such as NYC, Chicago or Los Angeles. Or Rome, Rio or Paris. For senior world wanderers, regular safety rules always apply. Stay alert, especially at night, preferably not alone and keep valuables secure. www.usatoday.com/picture.../destinations/...safest-places-in-mexico.../3336266...

 

 
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