If the British East India Company existed today, it would be a billion-dollar mega-corporation. In 1786 the company wanted a suitable port of "refreshment and repair" along the valuable trade route to China, and the tropical island of Penang.
People like Marcellus Richard Andrews deserve to know how a Michele Bachmann presidency would impact their lives. They deserve to know why a leading candidate for president would say hateful things about them.
"I know that millions of reporters in this country and in Hawaii have claimed that I make a lot of factual mistakes. Well, here and now I want to look the American people right in the eye and give them the facts."
Sixteen hours of traveling, endless delays, torrential rains -- to most travelers, this sounds like the Trip from Hell. For me, it was a trip I'll never forget, and it will always be the best Friday the 13th of my life.
Know the best part about winter? Escaping it! And come January and February, I am not alone in my "over it" feeling toward the season of dread. So how do I get away from it all? I use some pretty cool, efficient BlackBerry smartphone apps to help me plan and guide my way.