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Cat cuddles kittens and adopted ducklings

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , on July 26, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

Hurricane Igor on earthobservatory.nasa.gov

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 14, 2010 by theboldcorsicanflame

Hurricane Igor.

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http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=45780&src=share

Surtsey, Iceland – In 1963 a new island in Iceland emerged

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 13, 2010 by theboldcorsicanflame

FULL ARTICLE AND PHOTOS ON
http://www.vulkaner.no/v/volcan/surtsey_e.html

Share this on: Mixx Facebook Twitter Digg delicious reddit MySpace StumbleUpon LinkedIn Viadeo Imam Rauf: What’s right with Islam

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 13, 2010 by theboldcorsicanflame

NOTHING

FULL ARTICLE ON http://edition.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/09/12/rauf.islam.compassion/index.html?hpt=Sbin

HOMES THAT WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD: 17 Unique Cave and Earth Sheltered Homes And a video about Coober Pedy in Australia

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 12, 2010 by theboldcorsicanflame

In Australia’s outback, hardy prospectors search for a fortune in opals.

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ALL OTHER HOMES AND HOTELS IN THE WORLD

Eve of an HIV Epidemic in Romania By William Lee Adams / Bucharest

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 10, 2010 by theboldcorsicanflame


The Best, Worst, Ugliest, Busiest Airports in the World and the most dangerous ones

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 10, 2010 by theboldcorsicanflame

The Best, Worst, Ugliest, Busiest Airports in the World.

The Good


The New York Times’ In Transit blog reported last month that, according to the 2010 Skytrax World Airport Awards, most of the world’s highest-rated airports are in Asia.

Singapore’s Changi took top honors, followed by Incheon — Seoul’s main hub — and Hong Kong. I can vouch for all of these: in terms of design, service, and high-tech amenities, these facilities are in a different category than anywhere else I’ve laid over.

Munich, Zurich, and Amsterdam are the only airports west of Bangkok to make the top 10.

Shifting focus to the U.S., a J.D. Powers survey came up with the top 5 “least aggravating” U.S. airports:

1. Detroit-Wayne County
2. Denver
3. Minneapolis/St. Paul
4. Orlando
5. Phoenix

The Bad

Continuing with the survey above, the hands-down worst airport in the U.S. is Newark, which scored poorly in everything from check-in time to parking.
Left baggage

Photo: Robert S. Donovan

I half wonder if any of that has more to do with the reputation of Newark in general than the airport itself. I’ve never had a bad experience at EWR, and I kinda like the smog-filtered view of the Manhattan skyline in the distance.

My mom would disagree, though. She was stuck in Newark on a flight delay last night, for the second time in a row.

Rounding out the bottom 5 in the U.S. were:

* LAX
* Miami
* Philadelphia
* JFK

My addition? O’Hare.

Chicago’s international terminal is sadly ill-equipped to handle the volume of passengers it sees. I had a 6-hour layover there earlier this month after flying in from Madrid — half that time was spent standing in the immigration line and navigating to baggage claim.
The Ugly (Literally)

And then there are the low-blow lists, picking on airport aesthetics that may have fallen a little out of date.
London Heathrow 3

Heathrow Terminal 3 / Photo: RTPeat

TheExpeditioner.com looks at a Travel+Leisure article that does just that.

The list includes big names like JFK, Charles de Gaulle, and Heathrow Terminal 3, but also lightweights that you’ll probably never see: El Paso (Texas), Nassau (Bahamas), and Sofia (Bulgaria). That’s mean.
The Busy

Busier isn’t better. But I find it pretty impressive how many pairs of traveling feet the world’s most frequented airports can handle each year. Again, from TheExpeditioner:

1. Atlanta: 87,993,451 passengers in 2009
2. Heathrow: 66,037,578
3. Beijing: 65,329,851
4. Chicago O’Hare: 64,397,891
5. Tokyo Narita: 61,903,656

Ahh, so that’s why I’ve had the pleasure of sleeping on the floor at Hartsfield-Jackson.
Looking at an airplane nose

Photo: Photocapy
Bonus Worst: U.S. Airlines

Of course, most traveler anger is aimed at the airlines, not the airports. Here’s who’s pissing off U.S. flyers most in 2010, according to the Huffington Post:

1. American Eagle
2. Atlantic Southeast
3. Comair
4. Delta
5. SkyWest

Here are some of the photos and videos of the most dangerous airports

Is this the shorestest commercially served runway in the world at 1150ft useable? This is the island of Saba, TNCS, in the Carribean, about 26 miles SW of St. Maarten.


Princess Juliana, Saint-Martin

Click on High Quality. This is at Princess Juliana Arpt. in St. Maartin .
Check out the A-340 spooling up and the two guys hanging on for dear life at the fence!
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Courchevel (France)

Landing a Beech Baron 58 at Courchevel Airport, France. The Air Show BBC

Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis – End of summer approaches for Arctic sea ice

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 7, 2010 by theboldcorsicanflame

Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis.

EXCERPT FULL ARTICLE ON

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2010/090710.html

Two-Legged Dog to Inspire British Troops Wounded in Afghanistan

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 7, 2010 by theboldcorsicanflame

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http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=4227

Pakistani Minister: Obama should offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero and declare himself caliph!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 4, 2010 by theboldcorsicanflame

Pakistani Minister: Obama should offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero and declare himself caliph

The caliph in Sunni Islam is the symbol of the supranational unity of the Muslims, and is the successor of Muhammad as the military, political, and spiritual leader of the Islamic community. The caliphate was abolished in 1924 by the secular Turkish government; foremost on the agenda of Islamic supremacists worldwide is its restoration. Hamstringing that effort, however, has been the lack of a candidate who would be acceptable to everyone concerned. Now Pakistan’s Minister of State for Industries, Ayatullah Durrani, has a novel idea for just the right man for the job: Barack Obama!

Heck, why not? Taft went on from the presidency to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Nixon became a pundit. Carter became a saint. Why can’t Obama become caliph?

Seriously, note the bit about offering Eid prayers at Ground Zero. Why at Ground Zero? To mark the victory of Islam there — as the planned mosque will do.

“Pak Minister wants Obama to be ‘leader of all Muslims,’Islamabad, Sep 2 (PTI) A Pakistani minister wants US President Barack Obama to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero in New York and become the “Amir-ul-Momineen” or Caliph of Muslims.Minister of State for Industries Ayatullah Durrani, who belongs to the ruling Pakistan People”s Party, said the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival, expected to be observed on September 11, would be a “golden opportunity” for Obama to offer Eid prayers and declare himself the leader of all Muslims.

“In this way, all the problems of the Muslim world would be solved,” Durrani told The Nation newspaper.

Durrani, a former member of the Pakistan Ideological Council, contended that the Muslim world is in “dire need” of a Caliph and occupying this distinguished slot would provide Obama “exemplary titles” like “Mullah Barack Hussain Obama” or “Allama Obama”.

He said: “The time is approaching fast. Barack Hussain Obama must act now. This is a golden opportunity, Muslims badly need it.”

Obama”s [sic] elevation to the Islamic Caliphate would be the “key to success, he claimed but did not offer any explanation for his remarks….