A MIGHTY CITY TREMBLES AT A GLOBAL CROSSROAD
For the slow-motion photography. Spectacular. Definitely can't get that in the print edition.
MAN IS DRAGGED FROM A FULL JET, STIRRING UPROAR
"'A bakery doesn't want to have a lot of extra pastries at the end of the day they have to throw out,' said Seth Kaplan, managing partner at Airline Weekly, an industry publication. 'To an airline, an empty seat is basically the same thing as stale bread. It's something they can never sell again.'"
It seems so simple. Yes, bakeries frequently have to throw out extra pastries -- but the zero-sum result is simple: If the bakery didn't bake enough pastries for the day, their customers might not return again. The bakery down the street is smart enough to know that risking ten or twelve uneaten chocolate croissants is a small cost of doing business in order to retain the addicted customer (me!) ...
If the airplane seats 100, and you count the four members of the flight crew -- only sell 96 seats! So what if three or four no-shows reduce your profit margin by a few hundred dollars. Suck it up United!
ATTACKS SHOW ISIS' STRATEGY FOR EGYPT: GAINING GROUND BY KILLING CHRISTIANS
This one is simply a comment on The Times's style guide:
"Since December, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has signaled its intent ..."
Perhaps because Obama seemed to use the abbreviation ISIL exclusively in his statements, The Times -- as recently as a few months ago -- formulated the phrase as follows:
"The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL ..."
I do not understand why The Times won't simply use the phrase "The Islamic State" and just drop the abbreviations. We all know them.
OTOH, it irks me to no end when I read an article and something akin to the following pops up:
"Just like the scene in Hamilton, so-and-so did such-and-such to him or her..."
I am certain I am not the only Times reader that has not seen the play. If we have to read ISIS and ISIL in every article about the Islamic State, couldn't you editors please give some sort of short description of when you are talking about a play that no one can see unless you have an extra 10 or 15 Benjamins?
Ridiculous. Raging and venting concluded.
LE PEN REDIRECTS BLAME IN '42 ROUNDUP OF JEWS
"Ms. Le Pen's words created a small eruption in an already heated campaign, drawing strong criticism by politicians right, left and center and by Jewish groups, who all saw it as an echo of her party's anti-Semitic roots."
On Pesach, no less.
So is Daddy invited back into the Party?
ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, CONSPIRACY TALK IS RIFE [FACT CHECK]
Inforwars [bring the roaches into the light]: "The White Helmets, an Al Qaeda affiliated group funded by George Soros and the British government, have reportedly staged another chemical weapon attack on civilians in the Syrian city of Khan Shaykhun to lay blame on the Syrian government."
[LETTERS] LET THEM IN
A touching letter from one of my favorite actors, F. Murray Abraham.
POT IS SUPPOSED TO STAY ON THE GROUND, EVEN WHERE IT'S LEGAL TO GET HIGH
This has got to change. If I need my medicine in Arizona, why would I not need it if I had to travel by air to New York, California or Hawaii?
"Airport screeners are looking for things that can take down an airplane, like guns or explosives, not marijuana..."
So even the TSA admits that my Deadhead OG can only make the plane fly higher!
Let the states' medical marijuana cards act as indemnification against any Federal meddling.
2017 PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS
The winner, Du Yun, and the two runner-ups, Ashley Fure and Kate Soper are all female. Way to go, gals!
DINERS WHO FOUND DEAD BAT IN PACKAGE OF SALAD ARE TOLD TO GET RABIES SHOTS
I never liked salad, anyways.
ON PERFECT DAY, A DAZZLING PERFORMANCE
Good for Michael. Check out how his salary has creeped up. Seven-and-a-half mil will be his monthly salary if he keeps this up!
|2012||23||New York Yankees||$528,475||1.000||contracts|
|2013||24||New York Yankees||$528,475||2.000||contracts|
|2014||25||New York Yankees||$538,475||2.099||contracts|
|2015||26||New York Yankees||$2,100,000||3.099||contracts|
|2016||27||New York Yankees||$4,300,000||4.099|
|2017||28||New York Yankees||$7,400,000||5.099|
|2017 Status||Signed thru 2017, Earliest Free Agent: 2018|
|Career to date (may be incomplete)||$15,809,425|
D2 [SCIENCE TIMES]