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Fear of Flying: Don't Be Fooled By the Scary News—Air Travel Is as Safe as Ever

The news from the skies couldn’t get grimmer. In just the week since Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was brought down by a missile strike in Ukraine, killing 298 people, two more planes have gone down or gone missing: On July 23, a TransAsia flight crashed off Taiwan, killing 58 people, probably due to turbulence caused by typhoon Matmo; this morning an Air Algerie plane with 116 people aboard disappeared from radar and is thought to have crashed off of Mali, another possible victim of weather. 789 more words

No, Fidel Castro's Niece Wasn't on the Algerian Plane

Multiple news outlets reported Thursday that Cuban President Raul Castro’s daughter—Fidel Castro’s niece—was on the Air Algérie flight that disappeared earlier in the day, citing information from the airport in Burkina Faso. 93 more words

50 things I'm grateful for.

Recently, I had the urge to step back and look at everything and everyone that I’ve been amazingly blessed with. People in general, complain about anything they can lay their fingers on (I definitely do it too, I’m not a saint). 513 more words

Silence... And Flowers

Eventually words will return to me. They always do.

For now I leave you with the image of a weeping grandmother that deeply touched me…. 50 more words


'Flight MH17 disaster should bring peace, not war'

This video from the Netherlands is called Netherlands: MH17 bodies arrive in Hilversum for identification process.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today, about people mourning the… 118 more words

Peace And War

Photos: Taiwan Plane Crash, 48 Killed

A Taiwanese ATR-72 TransAsia Airways plane crashed in Xixi village outside the Magong airport in Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

The ATR 72 turboprop aircraft departed from the southern municipality of Kaohsiung at 17:43 local time (09:43 GMT), but lost contact with controllers at 19:06, CNA said, citing the Civil Aeronautics Administration. 247 more words


What You Don't Know Can Hurt You! (time for a great commercial)


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This commercial cracks me up!  The daughter is THRILLED with her first car — and then it gets CRUSHED by a monster of some kind!  402 more words

J.B. Phillips