Archive For The “Travel” Category

Traveling on vacation used to be a lot of fun

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Traveling on vacation used to be a lot of fun

Traveling on vacation used to be a lot of fun The more our habits change as Americans, the more we are falling into an abyss controlled by the Chinese government and their financial grip on our spending habits and retail industry. The price to make it stop may be painful, but we have to do…

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Cab industry being decimated by Uber and Lyft

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Cab industry being decimated by Uber and Lyft

Cab industry being decimated by Uber and Lyft There is an increasing threat of violence taking place as independent Uber and Lyft drivers push the heavily regulated Taxi Cab industry out of the market. Uber and Lyft are more convenient and use cell phone apps, but is convenience a good alternative to safety? The Taxi…

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Illinois Tollway Authority passes balanced budget

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Illinois Tollway Authority passes balanced budget

Illinois Tollway Authority passes balanced budget The Illinois Tollway Authority, which has come under attack by the Daily Herald, has done what many public agencies continue to fail to do and that is to live within their spending approving a balanced budget for the coming year. Despite this, critics continue to play politics and attack…

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers Mayor Rahm Emanuel, one of the worst mayors to ever sit in the Chicago mayor’s office, is making one last effort to slam taxpayers in suburban Chicagoland to pay for the financial shortfalls and deficits caused by his poor leadership. He wants to jack up the…

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Double dipping tipping is getting out of hand

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Double dipping tipping is getting out of hand

Double dipping tipping is getting out of hand Service industry businesses like restaurants, limousines, hotels and cruise lines are getting into the habit of imposing a 20 percent “tip” for services rendered to customers. But they are still asking for an additional “tip” when the bill arrives. A “tip” is supposed to reflect a customers…

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Holidays today are not like holidays of the past

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Holidays today are not like holidays of the past

Holidays today are not like holidays of the past It was so much better in the “old days.” Movie theaters were more enjoyable and traveling on airlines and even cruises were simpler. We knew what we were getting upfront for the single cost we paid. Today, traveling is a gamble, and going to the movie…

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