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Should You Travel To Greenland Before It Becomes Trumpania? PDF Print E-mail


We don’t know if our president was joking, but he recently commented that he’d like to buy that big island. Greenland belongs to Denmark and is located way out in the Atlantic beyond Canada.

Despite it’s name, Greenland is mostly snow and ice, and was discovered by Leif Erikson about four centuries before Chris Columbus waded ashore in 1492 much further south near what would become the Trump estate at Mar a Lago in Florida. The Danish government was quick to refuse to sell Greenland to Donald Trump, so don’t expect to see casinos, golf courses, towers, fake universities nor any other familiarly-named constructions on the island in the near future.

 
Big Brother Taking Over: Airports Now Face Scanning PDF Print E-mail


Next time you walk through the airport doors, garage or sidewalk, you won’t see them. But dozens of electronic eyes will be following every move, especially as you’re finally lined up at security when boarding your flight. And as the technology gets more and more advanced, those all-seeing eyes will not only scan your face and figure.

They’ll also be able to use that new info instantly to merge with stored visual impulses and texts about you. First, of course, is the search of face and/or figure to seek a match of those of known criminals. There’s particular emphasis on images that may have a history of terrorism or members of terrorist organizations.

Those who fit any of the images will be detained for more detailed security examination, and possible arrest. So, senior wanderer, next time you go into an airport, always wear an innocent smile and carry only approved stuff on you and in your baggage.

 
Southwest To Offer Cheap Flights Between Hawaiian Islands PDF Print E-mail


The first of the newly posted schedules are set for upcoming months They include four daily flights from Hilo on Hawaii Island to the capital city of Honolulu on Oahu, and from Lihue on Kauai to Honolulu.

Some of the flights are listed as low as $29 each way. When making your plans, first check with your travel agent and/or Southwest Airlines for more info, ticket prices and schedule details.

 
Berlin, Germany: Tempelhof May Become Haus Der Katzen PDF Print E-mail


The historic airport, closed for more than ten years, may soon see more kinds of flighty activities. Tempelhof was infamous in the 1930s as the favorite travel facility for Adolf Hitler and his Nazi pals.

Immediately after World War 2 in the late 1940s, Tempelhof honorably served as the daily relief source, known as the Berlin Airlift. The defeated Germans were starving due to Russian forbidding food trucks from entering the city. So American and British aircraft flew over daily. They dropped tons of food and other supplies.

Recently, a group of horny German business entrepreneurs has asked permission to use the long-closed airport as a brothel. Does that inspire some familiar aviation quotations? For instance, the sexy flight attendant asks: coffee, tea or me? Also: Expect lots of turbulence, so hooker up your seat belts! Or, guys, make sure everything on you is in the full upright position.

 
Washington DC: Monument To Welcome Visitors Again PDF Print E-mail


The famed tourist attraction named for the nation’s first president, was closed for many months for major upgrades and security improvements. It's now scheduled to reopen on September 19.

I still have long ago memories about the first time I saw the Washington Monument. It was during my high school senior class trip to the nation’s capital in mid-December 1941. We were there just a week after the Japanese sneak bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

The city was in a hysterical panic because there was growing fear that the next attack would be on Washington. We saw armed guards at the city’s major buildings, all wearing World War 1 uniforms and helmets. I was 16 then, and a few months later joined the Navy. Incidentally, after the Army got better helmets and other equipment, we eventually won World War II.

 
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