Archive for February, 2008

Bad Aibling

February 26, 2008

Bad Aibling came up twice today as topics from you.  

First mention was from Doug Gitt with photos from a 2007 German trip by Ed Sharpe.  I kind of got lost in the 110 Bad Aibling photos this afternoon when I viewed them as a slideshow.  It was marvelous, dahlink! Enjoy the Flickr presentation.

Then Bill Shea sent an article from a trade magazine and had this to say about it:   “I opened the latest issue of one of the trade rags to find the words, ‘Bad Aibling’ jumping off the page. My oh my, how times have changed! Could the dome design have been inspired by the antenna farm or the Wildbore golfball in ops? Dunno, but it seems fitting somehow. The ‘birthday suits only in the sauna’ would have been fun 40 years ago, but for me, those days are long gone!

Howdy to all!

Shea  (it’s a pdf file so you’ll need Adobe Acrobat to read it.)

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Doug Gitt passes this along….

February 17, 2008

If anyone knows, or wishes to know this guy: Howard Lucas sent me an e-mail, having gotten my address from an ASA discussion group. He said he was at BA from ’68-70, working as an “illustrator/draftsman” at HQ. He went on to be a Lifer. More information upon request…

Doug

Consumer Alert: Revenge on Telemarketers and Junk Mailers

February 15, 2008

(I got this from a friend and thought it was a good one to post. dee)

Three Ways to Fight Back

(1) “Hold On, Please…”

Saying this while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately), would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming for them that sales would grind to a halt.

Then, when you eventually hear the “beep-beep-beep” tone, you know it’s time to go back and hang up your handset …. you have efficiently completed your task.

(2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone. (more…)

CBS Exposes Poor Military Medical Care

February 5, 2008

Friday’s most-emailed story on CBSNews.com was an eight-minute story that aired Thursday on CBS Evening News . It was the longest single story to air on the evening broadcast since Walter Cronkite was sitting in the anchor chair. It was a blockbuster.The piece raises disturbing questions about the care that military doctors give to our servicemen and women, and it presses the issue of whether soldiers should be able to sue the federal government for malpractice — which is not currently allowed.

The above was taken from a longer piece on Al’s Morning Meeting at poynter.com.