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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #11445 on: January 05, 2021, 10:18:40 AM »
Feature length article on The Points Guy in the NYTimes Magazine: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/magazine/points-guy-travel-rewards.html
Only the first half is on TPG. The second half is a pretty interesting history on mileage programs and how we got to where we are today.

"Pretty much every player at this level disliked Brian Kelly and The Points Guy for one reason or another, including, but not limited to: being a sellout, beating them to the punch, getting in bed with the credit-card companies, advocating for suboptimal deals, masquerading as a consumer advocate, taking credit for a community he did not create and giving a face to a subculture that would rather remain anonymous."
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« Reply #11446 on: January 05, 2021, 05:21:39 PM »
https://www.cnbc.com/select/amex-adds-new-offers-to-membership-rewards-cards/
@Dan did you hear anything more about things said in later part of the article

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« Reply #11447 on: January 05, 2021, 07:00:38 PM »
In case you've somehow managed to avoid the story about Trump's taped phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State:
https://buzzchronicles.com/CodyyyGardner/b/government/6026/
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« Reply #11449 on: January 06, 2021, 07:51:08 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/nyregion/nyc-residential-parking.html

I disagree with the statement:

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Veteran drivers complain that novices do not know how to properly parallel park, leaving so much space that an entire parking spot is lost.

It's not about being a veteran driver, it's an attitude problem.
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« Reply #11453 on: January 13, 2021, 10:34:03 AM »
After the Nigerian prince couldn't find someone to accept his wired funds, here's what ended up happening:

https://www.newsexpressngr.com/news/114815-Court-orders-Emirates-Airlines-to-pay-Nigerian-1630m-N50m-for-missing-luggage
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« Reply #11454 on: January 13, 2021, 12:04:21 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/13/turkey-drought-istanbul-run-out-water-45-days

Wow.

I remember when there was serious talk about Israel importing water from Turkey.

Now Israel built a tunnel and pumping station to supply desalinated Mediterranean seawater to the greater Jerusalem region.
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« Reply #11456 on: January 13, 2021, 01:08:45 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/middleeast/israel-apartheid-regime-report-intl/index.html

"Israel is no longer a democracy but an "apartheid regime" devoted to cementing the supremacy of Jews over Palestinians, the country's best-known human rights group said in a report published Tuesday.

B'Tselem, which until now has confined its work to scrutiny of human rights issues in the Palestinian territories, has now also decided to look at what it calls Israel's "regime" between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean.
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Oh my, I never knew that B'Tselem thought that Israel was ever a democracy

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« Reply #11457 on: January 13, 2021, 05:15:38 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/13/turkey-drought-istanbul-run-out-water-45-days

Wow.

I remember when there was serious talk about Israel importing water from Turkey.

Now Israel built a tunnel and pumping station to supply desalinated Mediterranean seawater to the greater Jerusalem region.
Just triggered a memory, I remember that Capetown was running out of water a couple of years ago
Found this article
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/08/cape-town-was-90-days-away-from-running-out-of-water-heres-how-it-averted-the-crisis/
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