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Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Since our PD Book Club pick for the this month is To Kill a Mocking Bird, our staff felt that we...

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

In the off chance you were lamenting last year’s Brexit Vote, just know that Britain’s leaving in...

With Love From Bulgaria

With Love From Bulgaria

Sure, Zimbabwe’s in the middle of a military coup-non-coup, but have you checked your mail...

India and Carrying Gold

India and Carrying Gold

We have mentioned the Indian love affair with all things gold in the past, but with India’s...

Memory Lane Monday: Davutoglu and Daash

Memory Lane Monday: Davutoglu and Daash

Since last year’s attempted “coup” Erdogan has been the strongman on everyone’s mind when it...

Genius Idea: In-Flight Calls

Oh, man.Soon to be glare free. In keeping up with last Friday’s Genius Idea actually being a genius idea, this week’s also has a bit of brilliance.

Travelers might have gotten used to having their Samsung Galaxy Note 7s confiscated and put in a fireproof lockbox on their planes, but the US Department of Transportation is actually considering loosening the leash when it comes to making calls during flights.

Contrary to popular belief, no cell phone use on flights has always been a mandate of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and not the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), and has really never had anything to do with preventing your plane from crashing.Maybe one day...

In an amazing step towards the Free Market, the Department of Transportation is currently pitching that the airlines themselves should be able to decide whether or not their customers can make in-flight calls.

Letting airlines and consumers make their own decisions? Wow. 

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