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Government Wants Airlines to Provide Details on All Fees – Fox Business Video – Fox Business

Wish they would do this over here, but don’t see it happening somehow …

By the way, where on earth do they get these presenters from? This woman is scary!

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Strange Random Airline Quote:

I have to say that flying on Air Force One sort of spoils you for coach on a regular airline. – Ronald Reagan

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Spain Business Brief – Friday June 17 2011

Ray LaHood accepting President Obama's nominat...

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The United States wants Spanish companies to build their new high speed train lines. The US Secretary for Transport is on an official visit to Spain to see the AVE network, and has called on Spain to ‘come to the United States and help us make President Obama’s high speed dream a reality’. It is the second time that Ray LaHood has visited the AVE which he has described as ‘The best high speed train in the world’. ‘I have been to 15 countries over the last two years, and I have seen all the high speed train systems in the world, and I can tell you that Spain’s is the best’, he said.

via Spain Business Brief – Friday June 17 2011.

Strange Random Train Quote:

“If the workers took a notion
they could stop all speeding trains;
every ship upon the ocean
they can tie with mighty chains.”

Joe Hill
(Swedish-born American songwriter and Organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW); his execution for an alleged robbery-murder made him a martyr and folk hero in the radical American labour movement. 1879-1915)

 

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Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine (TED)

Hans Rosling and Loïc le Meur

Image by Adam Tinworth via Flickr

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.

Strange Random Washing Machine Quote:

“Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine” – Whoopi Goldberg

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