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Vale Gore Vidal
From The Daily Beast:
Author Gore Vidal died on Tuesday from pneumonia, his nephew confirmed. In his 86 years, he wrote 8 plays, 26 novels, 14 screenplays, and countless essays. Most of the rest of his time was spent arguing—and, my word, was he expert at it.
More than apt commentary in The Guardian (with video)on United Airline's outrageous conduct so widely reported around the world....
has become apparent that America’s airlines, much like America’s
president, have absolutely no shame. They seem to care only about profit
and treat the people they supposedly serve like chattel, cattle or
This week’s installment of airlines reaching new lows is brought to you by United – you know, the people who spendtens of millions of dollarson
fancy adverts urging you to “Fly the Friendly Skies”, while seemingly
going out of their way to make the skies as unfriendly as possible.The story has been everywhereover the last 24 hours and you’ve probably seen thegraphic video.
United overbooked a flight and, having only realized this after the
flight had boarded, tried to force a few randomly selected passengers
off. One man refused to vacate the seat he paid for and, thus, had a
reasonable expectation of sitting in. Security office…