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Nov 23, 19, 9:59 am
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Views: 3,715
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Sadly, no. Contrary to popular belief,...

Sadly, no. Contrary to popular belief, electricity does not come out of the sky for free, but is made mostly by burning coal and gas:

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Nov 12, 19, 8:06 am
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By cmcc

I cannot imagine a sillier thing to be concerned...

I cannot imagine a sillier thing to be concerned about.
Nov 10, 19, 10:35 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,715
Posted By cmcc

Or, you may choose to simply ignore ideas that...

Or, you may choose to simply ignore ideas that trouble you. You may even want to understand points of view other than your own.
Nov 7, 19, 7:27 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,715
Posted By cmcc

On this topic it is impossible for me to...

On this topic it is impossible for me to distinguish sarcasm for sincerity.
Nov 3, 19, 3:55 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,716
Posted By cmcc

Is there any real difference between this and...

Is there any real difference between this and selling indulgences in the Middle Ages?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 30, 19, 6:54 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,933
Posted By cmcc

This is the early morning view of the lounge area...

This is the early morning view of the lounge area of the TWA hotel, with the Constellation in the background:
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Oct 25, 19, 2:06 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,508
Posted By cmcc

A funny thing happened when I stayed there in...

A funny thing happened when I stayed there in September - I used points, 35K/night for 3 nights. When I looked at my statement I was credited for 12,000 points, as if I had paid.

I called up the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 23, 19, 5:02 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,933
Posted By cmcc

I stayed there for the first time recently, and...

I stayed there for the first time recently, and recommend it. They do a great job of recreating the feel of the sixties. I would have liked to go through the Constellation in front, but had to...
Oct 21, 19, 2:57 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 23,056
Posted By cmcc

I'd like to know how many styrofoam cups it took...

I'd like to know how many styrofoam cups it took to pay her salary.

It would be honest for companies to just say we're doing this to cut costs, instead of the dishonesty of saying it is to save...
Oct 21, 19, 11:07 am
Replies: 368
Views: 23,056
Posted By cmcc

I think this may be a manifestation of the...

I think this may be a manifestation of the "Educated Idiot" syndrome, where very bright people can be extremely gullible. I forget who it was, some magician, but not P&T, said their ideal audience...
Oct 21, 19, 10:29 am
Replies: 368
Views: 23,056
Posted By cmcc

Keeping a straight face - well played! There...

Keeping a straight face - well played!

There really are fools who believe this stuff ("lightly used toilet paper" from P&T) and they deserve the ridicule they get.
Oct 21, 19, 7:26 am
Replies: 368
Views: 23,056
Posted By cmcc

Nice satire, but Penn and Teller are better: ...

Nice satire, but Penn and Teller are better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcdNaajKExs
Oct 19, 19, 5:09 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 23,056
Posted By cmcc

A sampling of prior posts have discussed the...

A sampling of prior posts have discussed the assumed benefits of recycling, without being questioned as to their content. But you are correct, this thread concerns toiletries in single use packages....
Oct 18, 19, 8:09 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 23,056
Posted By cmcc

Recycling is, and always has been, a complete...

Recycling is, and always has been, a complete waste of resources for the sake of virtue signaling elites.

It might be informative to read the NYT piece and comment thoughtfully. I’ll wait.
Oct 18, 19, 6:55 am
Replies: 368
Views: 23,056
Posted By cmcc

As Rush would say, that is the balance. ...

As Rush would say, that is the balance.

(regarding the NYT recycling story)
Oct 17, 19, 9:20 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 23,056
Posted By cmcc

For an updated story on how recycling is a...

For an updated story on how recycling is a foolish waste of resources, go here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/opinion/sunday/the-reign-of-recycling.html

Recycling is nothing more than...
Oct 6, 19, 7:31 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 23,056
Posted By cmcc

For anyone who is worried about landfills, etc.,...

For anyone who is worried about landfills, etc., you can get yourselves up to speed with this:

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/06/30/magazine/recycling-is-garbage.html
Jun 29, 19, 3:47 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 10,968
Posted By cmcc

I don’ think there is any question it is purely...

I don’ think there is any question it is purely for money saving. Whenever I see the word “green” in this context I substitute “virtue signaling” to get the correct meaning. This lets them monetize...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 29, 19, 3:38 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 7,705
Posted By cmcc

That house must be near me (Stallings NC). ...

That house must be near me (Stallings NC).

Good point, the airports and trains in other countries are often very impressive, the houses where people actually live are not. I’m thinking of the UK...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 12, 19, 3:49 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 18,623
Posted By cmcc

Palma to Madrid - 8:00AM flight, there in plenty...

Palma to Madrid - 8:00AM flight, there in plenty of time, bags already checked so intentionally one of the last to board.

However, there was another flight at exactly the same time, same airline...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 12, 19, 2:43 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 14,030
Posted By cmcc

Someone where I used to work said the best policy...

Someone where I used to work said the best policy is where neither party feels taken advantage of. So if our client would supply a meal, such as around go-live, we would exclude it from our per diem...
Nov 5, 18, 9:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By cmcc

I hope I can stay there sometime. It's been many...

I hope I can stay there sometime. It's been many years since I've been to Dubuque, and would like to see the improvements like this that have been made there,
Sep 23, 18, 7:19 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By cmcc

Interesting thread, thank you.

Interesting thread, thank you.
Sep 21, 18, 8:26 pm
Replies: 2,313
Views: 304,243
Posted By cmcc

I was also looking into a travel package, and it...

I was also looking into a travel package, and it seems they have changed and not for the better. This site takes a deep dive into the subject:
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Sep 21, 18, 8:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By cmcc

The Des Moines REN is one of my favorite...

The Des Moines REN is one of my favorite properties, and Des Moines one of my favorite cities. Unfortunately I’m not familiar with Davenport.
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