We’ve not made it a secret that we refuse to fly on United anymore (here are all the reasons why) and haven’t for well over a year and a half. Which isn’t to say we’ve 100% written them off – we still keep up on what they do and what their CEO says, to see if they’ve made any sort of turnaround. And they have, at least to an extent – they don’t seem to be killing as many pets as they used to. That’s still not enough to lure us back. And to be honest, this didn’t help, either…
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We’d all like to think that when we’re in a hotel room, we have some degree of safety and security for our stuff and for ourselves. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case:
Now, you can keep your online privacy safe with the instructions in the post above. But they can’t do anything to your luggage or safe if they can’t get into your room. And they can’t break into your room because it’s got the deadbolt and stuff, right? So you’re safe, right?
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The U.S. Department of State wants you to know that it is not playing around.
We reported last year that the State Department had a new rule, as of 2015, regarding tax debt but that it wasn’t implemented or enforced until early 2018. That rule spelled out that if an individual has “seriously delinquent tax debt” (at the time, $50,000 or more), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would contact the State Department, which would, in turn, “generally deny an application for issuance or renewal of a passport from such individual, and may revoke or limit a passport previously issued to such individual.”
The State Department has never reported how many passports have been revoked or denied, but they’re apparently ready for Round 2.
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If you’ve ever had a long layover in a large airport and are killing time by exploring the airport (heads up that you might want to do this or this or look into these), you may come across the airport chapel.
A chapel? In an airport? What’s up with that?
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It’s rare to find a TSA agent who’s genuinely pleasant. Oh sure, you’ll encounter a bunch who are professional and who might even tell you to have a nice day. But they rarely give eye contact, short of when they’re comparing your face to the picture on your ID. And even less of them ever smile. OK, except maybe this guy (really, watch it – he’s awesome!)
You’ll also find a fair share of Transportation Safety Officers who are downright nasty. They yell at passengers. They’re impatient. They don’t explain things adequately. They have little compassion for people who don’t understand because of a language or comprehension barrier. There’s questioning if their sense of authority goes to their heads. And they’re as inconsistent as can be.
But I just found something that totally explains why the TSA workers in that last paragraph act like they do. It makes perfect sense…
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