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· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · April
· · · · 27 (2 entries)

A380 Fear and Loathing · Today, the Airbus A380 flew. Oddly, this seems to be treated as a good thing. On <a href='http://www.airbus.com/product/a380_backgrounder.asp'>this page</a> there is a frightful lie, namely that the plane will seat 555 passengers with lots of room for lounges and shopping and so on. This claim is oblivious to the facts that most airlines are losing money and most travelers are highly price-sensitive; ergo, this turkey will carry 800-plus suffering souls packed in like sardines, which means that after you roll up to the gate, you can count on the best part of an hour filing off the plane so you can make the transition from unpleasant airplane to unpleasant airport.
 
Democratic Reform BC · My friend and former colleague Matt Laird, who, as a part-time ISP, hosts <span class="o">ongoing</span>, is a <a href='http://www.drbc.ca/team/matthew-laird'>candidate</a> for the <a href='http://www.drbc.ca/home'>Democratic Reform</a> party in the <a href='http://elections.bc.ca/'>provincial election</a> we’ve got under way right now. They’re currently mad because their leader isn’t being invited to the TV debates, and their gripe sounds reasonable to me. In this election, I haven’t yet taken the time to figure out who I like, but I’ve turned into one of those awful single-issue voters because I’ve got a kid in elementary school, and the level of underfunding is shocking, scandalous; unacceptable in as prosperous a society as we have here. It looks like being a real horse-race in my neighborhood too, so this should be fun.
 
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