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Feb 16, 08, 1:36 am
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Posted By blooman

Okay, I'll play. :D As I said before,...

Okay, I'll play. :D



As I said before, my desire is not to disprove your assertion, but to prove mine, and that is, neither you nor Dovster can actually provide any irrefutable evidence to...
Feb 15, 08, 10:48 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

Interpretation: I have no further argument that...

Interpretation: I have no further argument that can be based on actual facts and a logical progression of them. I will now have to obfuscate this apparent situation by attacking the credibility of...
Feb 15, 08, 9:33 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

Then explain your reference to "not everything is...

Then explain your reference to "not everything is on the internet" when you implied that at least some of your findings are based on non-public sources. As I mentioned before, I am uninterested in...
Feb 15, 08, 5:25 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

And where am I supposed to get this "underlying...

And where am I supposed to get this "underlying data", especially since you conveniently assert that "not everything is on the internet"



I don't care that you decline. But I find it odd that...
Feb 15, 08, 4:42 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

I am not at all trying to "disprove your...

I am not at all trying to "disprove your statement", but rather inviting you to prove yours.

Dovster originally claimed that "most terrorists are muslim men", to which you countered that most...
Feb 15, 08, 4:20 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

Why should I? supposedly you already did this in...

Why should I? supposedly you already did this in order to come up with the numbers you asert. All you have to do is report your findings.

(That is, of course, assuming that you actually have...
Feb 15, 08, 3:59 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

Interpretation: I made these numbers up, so now...

Interpretation: I made these numbers up, so now that I've been called on it, I'm going to misdirect the argument.
Feb 15, 08, 3:48 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

OK, now this is getting really silly. ...

OK, now this is getting really silly.

First you say this:


Without providing any way to verify your statements with actual data or facts.

The you assert this:
Feb 15, 08, 2:48 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

Since you didn't provide the link to specifically...

Since you didn't provide the link to specifically where you got the information to draw these conclusions, I googled "Patterns of Global Terrorism" and found that the last such report was in 2003,...
Feb 15, 08, 12:48 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

I did take a look at this because I am actually...

I did take a look at this because I am actually curious about the real statistics about this. The problem with the table cited here is that although the majority of the groups cited in this list are...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 15, 08, 10:21 am
Replies: 85
Views: 13,943
Posted By blooman

I remember the first time I returned home from a...

I remember the first time I returned home from a 3 week trip to Japan many years ago. I was transiting JFK when the immigration official said this to me, and I was also greeted by the banner...
Feb 15, 08, 8:35 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,971
Posted By blooman

Thanks! Looks like they pretty much took the...

Thanks!

Looks like they pretty much took the best features of gold (late C/O, preferred room upgrades and some of the point bonus) and made it Preferred Plus . Never thought gold was worth much...
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Views: 83,718
Posted By blooman

I've stayed here twice myself. First time...

I've stayed here twice myself.

First time - zero status, booked cheapest room, got Jr. Suite with welcome gift of cava.

Second time - Ambassador (not royal) - Upgrade to suite with welcome...
Feb 15, 08, 7:06 am
Replies: 133
Views: 11,811
Posted By blooman

Hilarious!:D But I do have to say that my...

Hilarious!:D

But I do have to say that my most recent experiences in both C/F have been better than what I've noticed in the past, and I do think UA service has improved in the premium cabins. ...
Feb 15, 08, 7:01 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,971
Posted By blooman

Is there a link to information on the benefits...

Is there a link to information on the benefits for Preferred Plus anywhere? How does one know what they are entitled to? :confused:
Feb 15, 08, 6:10 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By blooman

My guess is that the brunt of the compensation...

My guess is that the brunt of the compensation burden (if there is any) will still fall UK taxpayers. He was held in a UK prison, and the article cites (presumably British) police and CPS were...
Feb 15, 08, 4:23 am
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

Counterexample /= Proof If I wanted to prove...

Counterexample /= Proof

If I wanted to prove the claim that "the majority of vegetarians are non-smokers", a reasonable argument would be:

In the world, there are 100 vegetarians.
Of these 100...
Feb 15, 08, 3:38 am
Replies: 103
Views: 6,699
Posted By blooman

I've seen both of these assertions regularly made...

I've seen both of these assertions regularly made with the same level of expectation that the reader blindly take these statements at face value. I'd be interested if either of you has any actual...
Feb 15, 08, 3:30 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By blooman

I've booked FHR at SPG properties a few times,...

I've booked FHR at SPG properties a few times, checked-in with an SPG Amex, and got all the bonus points without any other steps like faxing my hotel bills.

I did, however, make sure that the FHR...
Oct 17, 07, 3:29 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By blooman

Paper SWU Issued "for use on Lufthansa"

Can I use one of these to upgrade a flight sold by USAir but operated by UA?

The cert clearly specifies "for use on Lufthansa" - so does that mean I can only use it on LH?
Replies: 109
Views: 6,616
Posted By blooman

Unfair for Legal Immigrants

Whenever I see these immigration debates go round in circles like this, I am always bothered by what I feel is the obvious injustice to LEGAL immigrants. Yes, those immigrants who come to the U.S....
Sep 24, 07, 11:58 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 39,060
Posted By blooman

No, I don't think so. We are still talking about...

No, I don't think so. We are still talking about Sheraton, aren't we? Not RC or 4S.




Yeah, Clairol Herbal Essences presented as OEM. :p

What Sheraton did wrong is allow the Pantene...
Sep 24, 07, 4:19 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 39,060
Posted By blooman

Oh, how silly of me to think that the most...

Oh, how silly of me to think that the most important aspect of a hotel is the quality of the room/furnishings, location, and service offerings instead of $1.28 worth of soap and shampoo. :rolleyes:
Forum: Travel News
Sep 24, 07, 9:36 am
Replies: 105
Views: 11,276
Posted By blooman

So, lacking a "mental trigger"...wouldn't the...

So, lacking a "mental trigger"...wouldn't the application of a little mental discipline help solve the problem?



Not really, one could use this same argument to justify the behaviors of those...
Sep 24, 07, 8:40 am
Replies: 179
Views: 39,060
Posted By blooman

Coming in late to the party on this one, and I...

Coming in late to the party on this one, and I have to say, I can't believe that there is such a long-running thread throwing up a fuss over one of the most minor aspects of a hotel stay that I can...
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