6:15 Dispute over "Knee Defender" Leads to Mid-Air Fight, Emergency Landing :( This is the link to the product, which is banned on most US flights so...might want to save your money.
A 22-dollar gadget that prevented an airline passenger from reclining her seat into the knees of the flyer behind her led to an in-flight fight and an emergency landing on Sunday.
According to the Denver Post, at issue was the Knee Defender, a pair of rubbery clamps that prevent an airline seat from reclining. A woman aboard United Flight 1462 from Newark, New Jersey, to Denver became irate when the passenger using his laptop behind her refused to unhook the clamps, and the dispute quickly escalated to her throwing water at him.
The flight was diverted to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport where Chicago Police and TSA officers met the two passengers, both 48 years old, who were eventually taken off the flight. They were not arrested, though the flight landed in Denver later without them.
The device isn't against FAA rules, though most American airlines -- including United -- prohibit passengers from using it. Read more here: http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26403277/denver-flight-diverted-after-fight-breaks-out-over
6:45 I told the story of the woman who encouraged me to smile as I drove on Rt 9 yesterday. She was having a one woman, smile, dance (maybe praise?) party! This woman was singing, waving her hands, and yelled at me to smile...all while we were BOTH going 60 mph on Rt. 9 yesterday. Whew. She got me to do it though.
7:15 It's that time of year again where we re-visit the Beloit College Mindset List for the class of 2014. Each August since 1998, Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones and experiences that have shaped the worldview of students entering colleges and universities in the fall.
Behind the light humor of the Mindset List there are always some serious issues about the future of the class and their role in the future of the nation. The digital technology that affords them privacy from their parents, robs them of their privacy amid the “big data” of the NSA and Google. How will the absence of instant on-line approval impact their performance in the classroom and work place? Will this generation continue to seek reliance on prescription medications to address challenges and adjust reality? Prepare to feel old..uh, older. Here's the list: http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/
Not only that, they also have: Visit www.themindsetlist.com and The Mindset List on Facebook for more lists and commentaries and guides for use as well as information on Tom and Ron’s books: The Mindset List of the Obscure: 74 Famously Fogotten Icons From A-Z (Sourcebooks, 2014) and The Mindset Lists of American History: From Typewriters to Text Messages, What Ten Generations of Americans Think is Normal (John Wiley and Sons, 2011).
8:15 I've got a little tip from you from Daily Finance.com. Are you one of those people that tops off your tank when you get gas? You shouldn't and here's why.
When you continue to fill up the tank after the thing clicks off, you're most likely sending gasoline back into the pump.
Also, the reason it clicks off is to give the gasoline vapors room to expand in your car. See the video and read the reasons why here.