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McAfee co-founder on the run from Belize authorities for drugs, firearms

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Internet security company McAfee’s co-founder John McAfee is reportedly on the run from the local authorities in the Central American nation of Belize, after first fleeing from US authorities in which he faces a $5-million lawsuit for wrongful death.

 

The British-born co-founder fled to Belize and set up a home for himself while trying to start a new business making antibiotics from jungle plants and is now suspected to be running a methamphetamine laboratory, and for allegedly harbouring illegal drugs and weapons.


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How Airline Ticket Prices Fell 50% in 30 Years (and Why Nobody Noticed)

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Thank deregulation, competition, the Internet, and fees. Yes, thank fees.

 

Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me" was the best-selling album in the United States for five weeks in 1958, but the irony of its popularity (or, perhaps, the source of its aspirational appeal) is that practically none of us could take up the offer to "glide, starry-eyed" on an aircraft with anybody in those days. More than 80 percent of the country had never once been on an airplane. There was a simple reason. Flying was absurdly expensive.


There are many sad stories to tell about the U.S. economy in the last 30 years, but here's a happy story for everybody (except the airlines), from radical capitalists to the most liberal consumer advocates. Getting government out of the business of regulating the skies has led to a remarkable collapse in airline prices. 

 

Airfares have fallen by about 50 percent since 1978 ... If you want a two-word answer to why airfares have dropped so much since the 1970s, it's this: Deregulation worked.

 

-- In 1974, it was illegal for an airline to charge less than $1,442 in inflation-adjusted dollars for a flight between New York City and Los Angeles. On Kayak, just now, I found one for $278.


-- Today, in the showdown between airlines and flyers, both sides wield a formidable weapon. Airlines use computers to move prices. We use computers to find the lowest price. It's like a multi-billion-dollar game of cat and mouse played out between competing machines -- with William Shatner caught the middle.

 

When the doors of an airplane close, each empty seat is lost money. So the price of a ticket should fall as we approach takeoff, right? Wrong. As you know, airfares rise in the final hours. This is because last-minute flyers tend to be desperate people (they'll pay anything) or businesspeople expensing to their companies (they'll pay anything).

 

So airlines have to design a system that fulfills the following goals: Sell as many seats as possible, sell them a profit, but also leave some empty for desperate travelers...So you can pay $200 to fly to Chicago and sit next to somebody who paid $600.

 

SO IF FLYING IS SO CHEAP, WHY DO WE THINK IT'S EXPENSIVE?

Essentially, Americans are expert shoppers, not mathematicians. Don't ask us to divine the true cost of something, or to adjust for inflation. We only know how to click the cheapest price. And, for the airlines, that's precisely the problem.

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What do women want from hotels? Flatirons, good shampoo, yoga mats, communication

What do women want from hotels? Flatirons, good shampoo, yoga mats, communication | TravelNews | Scoop.it

"You've got a fairly male-dominated industry; it's amazing how we forget some of the things that are important to women," says Kimpton Hotels CEO Mike Depatie. Hyatt over the last 18 months has been asking women that very question and, today, will unveil a series of changes it's making in its 500 hotels worldwide.

 

What do women want from a hotel?

 

Easy access to electronics chargers, hair-straightening irons, yoga mats and quality shampoo that will protect their hair, according to new research from Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. Being able to leave those items at home could help female business travelers turn a checked bag into a carry-on, and prevent the need to spend valuable time waiting at the airport, says Sara Kearney, Hyatt's senior vice president in charge of brands.

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Temporary Worker Visas

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Travel Like Your Grandfather: How to Hitchhike Around the USA

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I know, I know…You are probably thinking two questions. 1. Isn’t hitchhiking really dangerous? & 2. Why would I want to hitchhike? 

 

“To find yourself, think for yourself.” – Socrates

 

A. How to solve problems on your own.

B. How to connect with many different types of people.

C. Hitchhiking as a Manly Rite of Passage

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Daniel Suelo, The Man Who Quit Money, On Living And Traveling ...

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Daniel Suelo, The Man Who Quit Money, On Living And Traveling For Free. by Dave Seminara (RSS feed) on Jan 23rd 2013 at 10:00AM. daniel suelo the man who quit money Daniel Suelo is easily the most famous homeless person in ...

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Hassles of Air Travel Push Passengers to Amtrak - New York Times

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Hassles of Air Travel Push Passengers to AmtrakNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Long a punch line for harried Northeast travelers, Amtrak has come to dominate commercial travel in the corridor connecting Washington, New York and Boston, and this summer...
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7 Big Lies of Air Travel

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The big lie of air travel: Your airline loves you.
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McAfee co-founder on the run from Belize authorities for drugs, firearms

McAfee co-founder on the run from Belize authorities for drugs, firearms | TravelNews | Scoop.it

Internet security company McAfee’s co-founder John McAfee is reportedly on the run from the local authorities in the Central American nation of Belize, after first fleeing from US authorities in which he faces a $5-million lawsuit for wrongful death.

 

The British-born co-founder fled to Belize and set up a home for himself while trying to start a new business making antibiotics from jungle plants and is now suspected to be running a methamphetamine laboratory, and for allegedly harbouring illegal drugs and weapons.


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