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Jan 19th 2011 12:14AM Guys, you've lost a reader.
I made a comment on that 'what to do if a pirate boards your ship' article stating it's completely misleading title and was completely ignored.
And now you've linked to it from a valid pirate article.
You used to be a reputable blog in my eyes, but now you've lost the plot.
Jan 16th 2011 9:01PM This is the most ridiculous article I have ever seen on this site. The title is "What to do if pirates board your ship" but there is little (if anything) in the article on that topic - only common sense notes and the power the captain has.
Pirating is a very real issue on the open sea - and you trivialise it by telling people it's probably only Disney? Are you serious?
Please either remove the article or change the title...
Sep 7th 2010 9:07PM I get that people love their pets and want to treat them well and it is our responsibility as humans to take care of animals... but this level of pandering just makes me sick. DOGS ARE NOT PEOPLE!!!! What would they know or even care about a TV? They eat their own poo for goodness sake! What about the person living down the street struggling to make ends meet? What about the homeless kids who can't afford an education? What about (and yes I will go there because I have seen it first hand) the starving kids in third world countries? Shouldn't we be taking care of our fellow human beings first?
Apr 27th 2010 2:53AM A lot of this also revolves around education of both users and airport staff.
Consider the case of one international traveller I saw at Vancouver airport last year who didn't have a paper boarding pass - just the QR code on his iPhone - but who very nearly wasn't allowed past the security checkpoint because the security guards (two of them) didn't know about paperless boarding passes!
This happens more than you think - where the people on the ground aren't told about what is decided from management upstairs...
Mar 18th 2010 5:21PM There is a 4th type... Those who use their frequent flyer miles to get products instead of travelling. I know not all programs offer this but I've been able to get a PS3, XBox 360 and 2 DS consoles (I sense a pattern here) so far but depending on the program there's also kitchen items, sunglasses, movie/theater vouchers, TV's etc. etc.
Oct 20th 2009 7:48PM Hi Mike.
I'm an Australian and I've spent a lot of time in PNG, Indonesia, Fiji and elsewhere and I don't disagree that in a lot of situations the tourism could be handled better. And sadly as you have seen that also includes the Australian Aborigines.
However, I feel that your comments regarding 'anyone who picks up a paintbrush being called an artist' shows a little bit of ignorance on your part.
The Australian Aborigines are one of the oldest cultures on the planet - over 40,000 years - and paintings are and always have been an integral part of their storytelling, a way to pass down through generations the stories of the dreamtime. It is a natural and integral part of their culture - and it is arrogant of you to imply 'how dare they sell their paintings' when it is as part of their soul and identity as a nation and people. I would liken it to anyone being able to publish their stories in Readers Digest or sell them to a tabloid magazine - it does not make them an 'author' as such but they are still getting money from it. As another example - I'm a keen photographer - not a professional by any means but some of my photos are good enough to sell - but does that mean I shouldn't because there are others (professionals) who are better than me?
Jun 23rd 2009 11:08AM There was also in May 2009 an Air Canada flight (AC34) from Sydney to Vancouver that had to be diverted to Honolulu for an emergency landing. Four people were taken off to hospital in Honolulu. My mother-in-law who continued to Vancouver came off the plane in a wheel chair and eventually found out she had two cracked vertebrae from the incident.