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He is Safe After the Deadly Explosions in Beirut. Thank Goodness.

No one expected the explosions which rocked the port of the city of Beirut on that otherwise peacefully clear afternoon of Tuesday, August 4, 2020; and that second explosion — which was substantially more powerful than the first explosion — caused at least 158 deaths, approximately 6,000 injuries, as much as $15 billion in property damage, and an estimated 300,000 people suddenly became homeless. Dozens of balconies had collapsed; countless windows were shattered; and bricks were torn away from buildings.

The explosions were so powerful that…

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Should Every Statue and Monument Ever Erected Just Be Destroyed?

Another campaign has been sweeping across the United States during the spring of 2020 to literally erase reminders of the days when the Confederate States of America formed after Abraham Lincoln — who was opposed to slavery — was elected the 16th president of the United States in November of 1860.

A statue of…

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Random Stuff On My Mind — June 2020

If you are looking for a trip report or review or seeking advice on collecting frequent travel loyalty program miles and points, this is the wrong article to read, as I am simply imparting some stuff — read random thoughts — on my mind.

If you do read this article, it is at your own risk. You have been warned….

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Extended Policies of 23 Lodging Companies Worldwide: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

Chances are still good that your plans will be interrupted if you intend to travel just about anywhere around the world over the next month; so you likely may have to delay your travel due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, as 23 lodging companies have issued updated policies pertaining to the changing or cancellation of reservations booked at their hotel and resort properties.

Most of the 23 lodging companies listed in this article have either increased or improved the way their hotel and resort properties are cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized; and rather than list them, each of the links which are provided in this article to the updated policies pertaining to the changing or cancellation of reservations also include details about what they are doing to ensure that your stay is in the safest and cleanest environment available.

If applicable, updated policies are also included in…

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