Morning Chai: Genius Old Gadgets, JFK & Heathrow Need GOOD Rail Links, A Medal of Honor Story and More

On my mind: I did not watch the debate last night. The damage this election is doing to America and Americans is tremendous and likely long-lasting. It is anathema to borrow anything from foreigners but how about campaign time limits? The Brits make do with a month and get politicians of similar, ahem, quality. Here’s how we got to 2-year plus campaigns.





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  • Thanks for sharing. Those Club Carlson BOGO rates bring back memories of how awesome their old cards were for redemptions with “last night free”. They’re an ok value now with the 40k points earned upon renewal and free night after $10k spend, but those free nights are limited to US properties now, which is a total bummer. The international Radisson Blu properties are the bomb!

  • john

    ha, you dont seem to get the message behind the two year campaigns! Its simply a way to show the rest of the world that we have waaaay more money than them (and we know how to spend it too)!