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Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.
Good job TSA. Afterall, shampoo and bottles of water are far deadlier than small knives or baseball bats. Who decides these things anyways?
“All of our clothing is covered in blood. It’s just dripping off of us,” Jennifer Wolfrom said.
The group was marched to the village center, where more residents appeared, shouting, beating and even whipping them.
“I was like, I’m going to see my sister and my wife probably get beaten to death with stones right in front of me right now,’” said Jed Wolfrom, who still bears a bruised left eye and busted teeth from the night of the attack.
Suddenly, some of the villagers began pointing guns at the tourists. Thinking they were about to die, the threesome turned to each other and “we just said we loved each other,” Jennifer Wolfrom said.
But one of their captors instead fired a shot over their head and made some demands.
“They basically said, ‘We’ll let you go if you sign this document that says that you were drinking and you crashed the car into the ditch and that’s why your car is so damaged and that’s why you have these injuries,’” Jennifer Wolfrom said.
The group signed the document and were taken back to their ransacked vehicle. They eventually met up with police who took them in for medical treatment. The trio received more than 100 stitches between them.
Elizabeth Power, the consul general for the U.S. embassy in Lima, Peru, expressed surprise over the attack.
“We have not seen anything like this in Peru before. This appears to be a very isolated incident,” she said.
The mayor who oversees the Peruvian village where the attack took place insisted to NBC that the events stem from a misunderstanding. He said the villagers thought the Americans were delinquents, but couldn’t explain why the residents responded so violently. He said the event is being investigated.
Meanwhile, Peruvian tourism officials have met with the Wolfroms to apologize.
“We really sorry and surprised because this is not common at all here in Peru,” said Andrea Martinez, the country’s tourism deputy director. “We hope this won’t happen again.”
What a horrible experience. I have yet to hear of an official openly admitting that any acts of crime are a common occurrence.
How bad do the stories have to get before people stop visiting a destination?
How cheap does a destination have to get before people return?
10 most overrated tourist traps (and what to see instead)
A list of 10 of the overrated tourist traps. Sadly I’ve been to many of the ones on the list. At least a lot of these ones are free. The worst tourist traps are the ones you actually paid loads of money to enter.
No, no, no’ Brit gran sobs as she is sentenced to deathDrugs mule … Lindsay Sandiford as she hears sentencePublished: 22nd January 2013
A BRITISH grandmother sobbed “No, no, no!” as she was sentenced to death by firing squad today for smuggling £1.6million worth of cocaine into Bali.
Yes kids, even grandma can make bad decisions. The British grandmother had been sentenced to deal for smuggling £1.6 million worth of cocaine.
NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia — It was a terrible thing to admit to myself, but my teenage daughters are a bit spoiled. My own youth involved riding public transportation, taking bug-infested hikes, sailing competitively in thunderstorms and sleeping on the ground. My children, I realized, would be adrift if asked to do any of these things.
Summer was approaching, and I knew I had to do something.
“We are,” I informed them, “going to remotest Australia, and there we shall sleep on the ground and in tents. This will be very good for you. And don’t bother to bring your phones. They won’t work.”
What a wonderful and memorable experience this woman has give her daughters. I hope they appreciate it. Australia is still on my list of places to visit, but it doesn’t help that the flight prices are so high, and the distance so far, that I can’t justify going for a week.
If you’ve ever found yourself fretting over how far in advance you should buy plane tickets in order to snag the best deal — and, really, who hasn’t? — you can relax. The airfare geeks at CheapAir.com revealed the answer on Thursday: 49 days if you’re flying domestic; 81 if you’re flying international.
According to CheapAir, the best time to buy a domestic ticket is 49 days, and 81 days ahead if you’re flying internationally. That sounds about right, although if you are traveling through lower time periods, you may be able to catch a sale before that.
I’m curious how the tool predicts the airfare, and if it is biased towards getting the consumer to purchase early.
Despite the title, TSA will still have the full-body scanners, but they are being replaced with ones that show a generic image of the body, rather than the actual naked image. They say a total of 174 will be removed, although it does not say how many will be replaced by the “millimeter wave body scanners”. Wish I bought stocks in the scanner industry, business is booming.