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Oct 8th 2012 7:07PM Here in STL, where the main terminal was also designed by Saarinen, before 9/11 there was a parking / viewing area at the west end of the runway. When I could I would pack a lunch then watch planes come and go. The north side of the airport was MacDonnell Douglas so occasionally you would see fighters take off then go vertical as they got away. 9/11 and $1Billion of wasted money expanding the runway made this really nice way to spend a lunch hour go away.
Oct 8th 2012 6:50PM Deregulation has been spectacular for the flying public. Airlines like Southwest fly for low enough cost that almost everyone can go places they never could when now defunked companies like TWA, Pan Am, and Eastern ruled the sky. Yeah, I would like people to be dressed better and have better manners on a plane but I'm willing to put up with them for a $300 round trip ticket to nice places.
Aug 18th 2012 4:07PM If you want high end coffee, breads, and eggs made to order stay at a full service hotel with an on site restaurant.
Jun 21st 2011 6:50PM For the sake of brevity I'll limit the timeframe of my comments to the entire recorded history of mankind. Spanking is a valuable tool when raising children. If used sparingly and within reason it serves as a top penalty for misbehaviour. No parent enjoys inflicting pain on their offspring, hence the many admonitions from just about every corner of society from the bible to old sayings like spare the rod and spoil the child. When current liberals tell the world that spanking is abuse or that it doesn;t work or any of the other excuses they have concocted to justify their personal weakness the real world must realize that history tells us that measured and loving discipline is a vital part of childhood.
Mar 14th 2011 9:50PM I used to fly a lot for work and one year flew across the midwest on July 4. Seeing many fireworks displays from 30,000 ft. was pretty amazing.
Mar 2nd 2011 5:03PM As long as the new announcer understands the futility of working for the Cubs the job could lead to something better. Reagan was a Cubs play by play announcer in the 30's but was smart enough to realize that he was more likely to become President and leader of the free world than to see the Cubs win a world series.
Feb 2nd 2011 6:13PM Your wrong. He'd have gotten a LARGE fortune.
Jan 29th 2011 10:45AM For the most part we are still a moral and ethical nation and the people who come here do so to essentially follow Mr. Bednarski's lead.
In my construction related business I've gotten to see close up the work ethic of the Mexicans who are here. They bust their butts and yes, they often do work that Americans could but will not do. The business owners who hire them would far prefer to hire citizens and not have to jump through the many hoops to hire them legally or worse to dodge the authorities and hire them illegally. Trust me, it's sometimes very difficult to find someone to show up on time and sober and work hard at a manual labor job.
Mr. Bednarski is a great example of the possibilities in this country that are limited only by your willingness to work at it. As a society who would argue that the USA hasn't benefited greatly from him and all his peers who came here. His contributions were far, far greater than the soccer style field goal.
Dec 24th 2010 1:34PM Exchanging clothes for the correct size is just fine.
Nov 18th 2010 1:39PM I think first we need to realize that the TSO's can't much care for this new proceedure any more than the flying public. Unfortunately they are the contact point in this growing war against our overbearing government and they will take the fire just as it's the privates in the foxholes who are at risk in a shooting war, not the generals at HQ. The public needs to bring this to the decision makers up close and personal. Picket their homes. Overwhelm their email. Disrupt airports as often as possible by delaying and refusing to be molested. This administrative decision must be overturned asap. If last Tuesday didn't get the governments attention the heat needs to be turned up.