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Songs have been written about Henry Earl, and his face is on t-shirts and coffee mugs all over America. Click for more. Hemp was the primary crop grown at Mount Vernon by George Washington. The real reasons why marijuana is now illegal will surprise you. Learn ''Mob Speak'' and talk like the Sopranos.  Click here. Police are rewarding teenage ''good driving'' by pulling them over and handing out free movie tickets.  What could go wrong?
By eating dinner for breakfast, and breakfast for dinner, Tricia Cunningham lost 170 lbs. Compare the buying power of Jack Nicholson and other movie stars, to yours, by clicking here. On Good Friday, many crucifixions will occur in the Philippines. Thousands of spectators, secular pilgrims in an age of cultural tourism, will witness the spectacle. Osama has won. Denver airport security made Seaworld penguins get out of cages and go thru metal detector.
A teenager has suggested high schools start teaching ''Common Sense 101''.  Good idea, read her editorial. After WWII, a story circulated that surplus jeeps in crates could be bought for $50. Was it true?  Click to find out. General William Westmoreland has died at the age of 91. Everything you want to know about chocolate.  And more.
You can't apply for this card.  But, if you are rich enough, they might offer you one, maybe. Click here to see the real Homeland Security Advisory System that nobody can remember. Red Skelton did pantomimes on his show, so the only sound was the audience laughing, perfect for laugh track usage. A Miami, Florida woman stripped off her clothes in court and got down on all fours.  The judge didn't seem to notice her.
Mosquitoes are irritating and dangerous, carrying a number of diseases, including West Nile Virus. Click to learn more.
They've been around 30 million years, and there are over 2,700 species.
A Chicago bank robber sent a note demanding money thru the bank's drive-in pneumatic tube.  The teller sent back $56,000, and the guy drove away. What is Dihydrogen Monoxide?  Click here to find out.
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Abandoned and little-known airfields. Google has finally defused the “Google Bomb” that has returned US President George W. Bush at the top of its results in a search on miserable failure. The move wasn’t a post-State Of The Union Address gift for Bush. Instead, it’s part of an overall algorithm change designed to stop such mass link pranks. Rather than let all drivers have access to under-used car pool lane, built with everyone's taxes,  the State of Minnesota is selling passes to those who can afford it. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited terrorist attack survivors in a London hospital.
Bill and Hillary Clinton nearly took over Billy Graham's New York crusade, conning a Hillary presidential endorsement from Graham. Pick from several articles by clicking here. From 2005: The church-going leaders in Gilbert, Minnesota refuse to allow ''Whorehouse Days'' to take place.  Back in the logging days, they didn't turn down the money that flowed into town every Saturday night. The Deep Impact probe made a direct hit on Comet Tempel 1 at 23,000 mph on July 4, 2005. Click for more. In 1968, the most trusted man in America, Walter Cronkite, told his viewers the war in Vietnam could not be won. They believed him, and so did President Johnson.
The Taliban are still pretty tough on their women. Cadillac Jack's in Deadwood, South Dakota Warren Buffett is the world's greatest stock market investor. He lives in a house he bought years ago for $31,500, and when he loaned his daughter $20 to get out of a parking garage, she had to write him a check.
In 2003, the CIA kidnapped Abu Omar, an Egyptian cleric, as he walked in Milan, Italy.  Omar was taken to Egypt for interrogation and torture, and has not been seen since.
Take a break and sing along to this song.  If you can. E85 fuel is 85% ethanol, and many newer cars and trucks are designed to run on it.  Click here to learn more. Paul Winchell, and his puppets Jerry Mahoney  and  Knucklehead Smiff, entertained us during the early years of television.  He later became the voice of ''Tigger''.
John Walton was killed in an ultra-light plane crash in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Walton was the son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, and Forbes Magazine lists him as the 11th richest person in the world. Click for more. From 2005: Volkswagen is denying responsibility for the ad circulating on the Internet.  Click to see it. Howard Hughes was much stranger than you thought. Really? Who would have thought that mixing lots of money with mental illness would produce unusual results. Lino Fasio, a New Jersey real estate developer trying to buy the Marlboro, NJ airport and build houses on it, died in a plane crash that may not have been an accident.
Where has time gone?  Jane Russell is 84 today. A friend of mine is a beekeeper, and he tells me bees are needed in greenhouses for pollination. But, the bees can't see the sky, so signs are put up for them to read directions. The Vatican Bank scandal in 1982 was woven into the plot of Mario Puzzo's book and movie ''Godfather Part III''. Police ruled Calvi's death a suicide.  But, in 2003, the courts ruled it was the Italian Mafia who were responsible for the death. Right after defense contractor Mitchell Wade paid $700,000 too much for Rep. Randy Cunningham's house, he started getting new government contracts. (We pick on Dems too.)
CBS ''60 Minutes'' reported on Operation Echelon back in 2000.  Don't think for a moment the top secret spy program has gone away.  They probably already know I posted this. Finding the right gift for the Father is a challenge. Employers are spying on their employees big-time. Surely, it can't be 25 years since the movie ''Airplane'' came out.  And, don't call me Shirley.  Click here for more.
We're guessing there won't be any more high school trips to Aruba.  If you've ever wanted to go there, now is probably the time, no lines and real deals on airfare and lodging. After trying to break Kevin McBride's arm, Mike Tyson quits after 6 rounds.  Says he won't fight again. Read Jack Nicholson's ''You can't handle the truth'' speech, and 19 more classic movie speeches, by clicking here. Possibly the last person on earth not to know about this.
Want to live the life of danger?  Apply for job as police chief in this Mexican town. No pension, but nice uniform. The Battle of Midway was the turning point of the war. D-Day, the 6th of June, 1944. Originally planned to take place on 1 May 1944, the operation was postponed a month to allow time to gather more troops and equipment. The timing was important to allow for the right weather, a full moon, and tidal conditions. To keep the destination of the landings secret, a deception plan Operation Fortitude was mounted which led the Germans to believe the main target was the Pas de Calais, much farther east. Airplanes are a lot like automobiles.  Click Here.
What ever happened to the Spruce Goose?  Find out. Get a FREE DONUT today at any Krispy Kreme. The Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs.  Click Here for more. A former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, says the CIA brought many prisoners to the Central Asian nation for interrogation, knowing full well that the Uzbeks would use torture during interrogation.
Who makes political contributions, and who gets them?  In case you've been living under a rock, your favorite politician is bought and paid for.  Click here for more. Of the 4.7 million U.S. soldiers that served in WWI, only 30 survive, including Lloyd Brown, age 103. Click for more. COINGATE! Coin dealer Tom Noe got the job handling rare coin investments for Ohio after making big contributions to State GOP.  Now, he and $10 million in rare coins are gone. The FDA says that Viagra may cause blindness.
GuideOne Insurance Co. provides zero deductible, if you are in an accident on the way to church. Click for more. Sexual harassment lawsuits are increasing, and are expensive. Be careful at work, and click here for more. Nebraska man loses 500 lbs. in one year, down to only 580.  Maybe I can lose those 30 vanity pounds I'm packing. No trip to South Dakota is complete without a stop at Wall Drug for buffalo burgers and souvenirs.  Click here.
Divorcing  E.F. Hutton, Marjorie Merriweather Post explored the world on the ''Sea Cloud'' with daughter, actress Dina Merrill (Mrs. Cliff Robertson), and a crew of 72. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department says Medicaid programs covering prescription drugs must cover Viagra, and that includes about 200 Level 3 sex offenders in New York State alone, who are getting the drug. This story is straight from the ''why don't we just tell 'em how to do it'' department. Photos published in The Sun of Saddam Hussein in his underwear have many in the Arab world , and the U.S. Government, upset.  Click here for more.
To help diabetic daughter, dad invests $18 million in failing company, working on drug.  It works and FDA approves. My computer was so slow. The Registry and Cache were clogged with unneeded files, it was a real mess.  After running ''Crap Cleaner'', my computer ran like new.  Click here for a free download at NEWSWEEK retracts story about desecration of Quran at Guantanamo Bay, after riots kill 15 worldwide. Well-organized protests included professionally painted signs in English, for the benefit of American TV audiences. The Newsweek's article cited ''sources'', as saying a report from a military investigation into allegations of prisoner abuse revealed that interrogators, ''in an attempt to rattle suspects, flushed a Quran down a toilet.'' These stewardesses lost their pensions when the airline went broke. So, they're raising money selling a calendar.
My friend Dave Johnson in Laughlin, Nevada is the world's second greatest Trivia expert.
Can you see it?
Can you see it?  There is a giraffe in this picture.
Stare at this image long enough, and you should see a giraffe.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is an annual air show that attracts over 700,000 aviation enthusiasts from more than 80 countries every year. It's a huge (we mean the world's greatest!) aviation celebration, lasting for the whole last week in July. Florida teacher goes nuts and beats the crap out of another teacher.  She's now on paid leave.
40 pilots arrested for collecting social security disability. The U.S. Attorney's office in Fresno, CA says ''You can't really fly a plane if you're telling the Social Security Administration you have a disabling back condition''.  Really?
Some days, there is absolutely nothing to report on. Ten L.A. County deputies end car chase by firing 120 rounds, wounding unarmed driver in blocked-off street.  Sheriff Lee Baca holds press conference to justify incident. About to get your 15 minutes of fame?  Call us first!
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The top story on NBC News tonight (May 6, 2005) is a report that the U.S. may attack North Korea and take out nuclear sites. Click here for more.
Boats named ''Maid of the Mist'' have been carrying tourists under Niagara Falls for 150 years. Click here to learn more. Woman arrested in Mansfield, Ohio for not paying 96 cent city tax. Ok, they really didn't send the swat team, but it would have been a nice touch. Click here for the story. Save a bundle. Get married in Las Vegas and have your friends and family watch it on the internet. Click Here.
She ran away from 14 Bridesmaids and this? Click here to see Jennifer Wilbanks' bridal gift registry at Macy's. Laura Bush poked fun at the President during the 91st Annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Claiming economic benefits to the community, baseball and football owners continue to seek public funding of stadiums. Here's a gal with a pony-tail that is too tight. In 2005, ''The Runaway Bride'' Jennifer Wilbanks made it all up.
This Delta Flight Attendant was fired for posting this photo on an internet blog. Too revealing for Delta. Click for more.
They're Back!
They're back! The possibilities for these new stamps boggle the mind. The Post Office ended the program last year, concerned about stamps honoring folks like the UnaBomber.
239 ft. long and 79 ft. tall, the fuselage of the Airbus A380 is as big as the Howard Hughes ''Spruce Goose''. Flying on an A380 is a once in-a-lifetime experience to experience new levels of in-flight luxury, from first class to economy.
From 2005: 80 year old Roger Levering, of Cleveland, Ohio,  still flies his buddies for a $100 hamburger every week.
Lost? Start a fire with a can of Coke and a chocolate bar. Penny Brown is not missing.  Click here. Anna Ayala, the woman who claimed she found a finger in her Wendy's chili, was arrested at her Las Vegas home Thursday night. A Friday Press conference is scheduled. Michigan to establish a ''do not spam'' list of children's email addresses.  What could possibly go wrong?
What could go wrong here? Someone loans a Sanctus Seraphin violin, and it is left in a parked car. A German army deserter, Cardinal Ratzinger became known as ''God's Rotweiller'' for his stern handling, even using excommunication, of anyone with progressive ideas. An image of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been found in a walkway beneath a Chicago highway. Thousands flock to it. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were entertained at a lavish White House black-tie dinner. What is he doing?
Wendy's is offering a $50,000 reward if you can tell them where the finger came from. Millions of taxpayers are scrambling to make the April 15th deadline with the IRS. Spammers are already conning faithful Catholics with misleading emails offering books about the Pope. But, links go to other products for sale. Undersecretary of State, John Bolton, wants to be the next UN Ambassador. And, ''Just For Men'' has a job for him.
Spammer Jeremy Jaynes sent up to 10 million emails a day. Camilla Parker Bowles is now Duchess of Cornwall. A total solar eclipse, as seen from Venezuela. The Pope's funeral was the largest one in history.
Pope John Paul II  1920-2005 Tom Delay (R) in trouble with the Ethics Committee.  Again. Prince Rainier is dead at 81.  Click Here for more. Sarsaparilla was the favorite drink of movie cowboys in the 1940's (real cowboys drank hard liquor), but it seems to have disappeared in modern times.  Where did it go?
Click here for a guide to finding great $100 hamburgers in all 50 States. Pope John Paul II  1920 - 2005 Terri Schiavo 1963 - 2005 Jane Wyman played a stewardess in a movie and wound-up on an American Airlines postcard. Click here for more.
Johnnie Cochran - dead at 67.  Click here for more. Banks charge $29 bucks for an overdraft for the same reason a Black Lab licks himself.  Because they can. 8.2 quake near Sumatra, not far from the location of the December 26th quake.  Tsunami alert goes out. In 2005, Father Guido Sarducci graciously offered to step in for the ailing Pope John Paul II , and delivered the annual Easter message.
Before toilet paper, what did people use?  For some, the Sears Roebuck catalog, or maybe a handy corn cob. A heart-breaking story.  Click here for more. Because a Colorado jury consulted the bible, a murder's death sentence was thrown out. Click Here for more.
Scientists Announce:
I'll drink to that! Having a drink or two a day may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 30 percent, according to a new review of research on the subject.
Moderate drinking may prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
John DeLorean, dead at age 80.
The Vernal Equinox occurs when the sun passes directly over the equator, heading North. Click here for more. Are teachers overreacting these days?  Calling the cops to control a 5 year old girl?  Read the story and decide.
Minnesota Highway Patrol officers are stopping anyone they want to, to see if they have their seat belt on.  A lot easier than saying ''I thought your tail light was out''.
The 10 Best St. Patrick’s Day Events Happening in Ireland.

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The Wearin' of the Green. Click to hear it.
Wearin' Green

Just like the old days. In Manning, North Dakota, 9 year old Saje Beard rides to school on the family mule. The independent engineering specialist who led an investigation into leaks at the $14.6 billion Big Dig project says he can no longer vouch for the safety of its tunnels.
Check-out Steve Weaver's aviation blog by clicking here. American Muslims are upset that the TV show ''24'' portrays Muslims as blood-thirsty terrorists who want to destroy us. Michael Jackson is cash-broke, but may not be bankrupt.
Stupid Criminal of the Week

Man steals ATM from Walmart, spends the $60,000. Then calls FBI to ask what the sentence would be. Gets caught.
The End is Near.
In addition to the state sales tax, Florida wants to add 2 cents to help cover the cost of new sewer systems.
Florida to increase tax on toilet paper

Dan Rather's Texas wit is colorful. A U.S. Marine, Nadim Abou Rabeh, who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated. ''I was among the 20-man unit, including eight of Arab descent, who searched for Saddam for three days in the area of Dour near Tikrit, and we found him in a modest home in a small village and not in a hole as announced''. The John & Ken Show in Hollywood.
Naked News, billing itself as ''the program with nothing to hide'', is a real television newscast. The anchors read the news fully nude or strip as they present their news segments. A Pennsylvania man who likes sheep, misunderstands the term ''Animal Husbandry''.  Click here for more. Mike Tice is the lowest-paid NFL Coach at $1 million a year. With no limit on interest rates or fees, credit card companies are extremely profitable.  At your expense.

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