why Canadian airfares are so HIGH

No competition.

It’s cheaper to fly to an international destination than to a Canadian city.

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Proposed Swoop, Jetlines, FlyToo and expanded Rouge may help. I’m not holding my breath.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington D.C., dedicated to the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, and to the era he represents.

Weird and interesting, I liked the unusual layout of this memorial.

Argentina beats the All Blacks at World Rugby Classic

It was a dark and windy night. Horizontal rain. Ideal for a Rugby tourney final.

Each year Bermuda hosts a tournament for veteran players. Many bring friends and family.

The Classic Pumas (Argentina) delivered a typically physical performance full of pride and passion last night to overcome a strong New Zealand outfit 15-5 and record their first World Rugby Classic title since 2011. …

Royal Gazette

Click PLAY or watch the celebration on YouTube.

Classic Lions (GBR) defeated South Africa 33-5 to win the semi-final.

National Archives, Washington DC

The National Archives Building, known informally as Archives I, is the original headquarters of the National Archives and Records Administration. …

It holds the original copies of the three main formative documents of the United States and its government: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It also hosts an original version of the 1297 Magna Carta …

Magna Carta (also Magna Charta; “(the) Great Charter”), is a charter agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215 …

Magna Carta

The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. …

Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times …

The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments …

… specific guarantees of personal freedoms and rights, clear limitations on the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and explicit declarations that all powers not specifically delegated to Congress by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people. …

The young, white slaveholders and others who put the American documents together did a surprisingly good job.

On the other hand the Constitution needs additional amendments. In very few ways does the USA lead the world when it comes to human rights.

Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC

Quiet and off the beaten track, I quite enjoyed visiting Jefferson.

The Jefferson Memorial … dedicated to Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers as the main drafter and writer of the Declaration of Independence, …

Construction of the building began in 1939 and was completed in 1943. The bronze statue of Jefferson was added in 1947.