What we’re reading: 10 courses every golfer should play, in-flight Wi-Fi spying capabilities, US upgrades Philippines aviation status, TSA Passover matzoh tips


10 courses every golfer should play

If you love to travel and you love to golf, check out these 10 course you should check out.

Pebble Beach Golf Links (California)

This iconic course overlooking the Pacific Ocean is one every golfer should play before they’re too old to enjoy it.

Jack Nicklaus said: “If I had only one more round to play, I would choose to play it at Pebble Beach.”

It’s hosted five U.S. Opens and will host its next one in 2019.

At Feds’ request, GoGo in-flight Wi-Fi service added more spying capabilities

Wi-Fi providers have complied with the Feds request to share users data. However, GoGo takes it a step further.

Nevertheless, GoGo worked with federal agencies to reach agreement regarding a set of additional capabilities to accommodate law enforcement interests. GoGo then implemented those functionalities into its system design.

US upgrades Philippines civil aviation status

The US FAA has upgraded the Philippines civil aviation status to allow the country to operate new direct flights to the United States.

The US Federal Aviation Administration’s upgrade to category 1 followed a downgrade to category 2 in 2008 because the Philippines lacked oversight laws for air carriers and fell short of international safety standards.

TSA issues suggestions for traveling with matzoh

In what seems like a strange departure from normal TSA warnings, the administration has singled out handling of matzoh during Passover. Perhaps this is an education process for TSA workers who may have never seen matzoh before.

Some travelers will be carrying boxes of matzoh, which are consumed as part of the Passover ritual. Matzoh can be machine or handmade and are typically very thin and fragile, and break easily. Passengers traveling with religious items, including handmade matzoh, may request a hand inspection by the TSO of the items at the security checkpoint.

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  • http://tsanewsblog.com/214/news/history-repeats-itself-with-tsas-strip-search-tactics/ Lisa Simeone

    The TSA is full of idiots and tinpot dictators. I’m sure they’ll take every opportunity they can to save us all from the terrors of matzo. Otherwise, in the immortal words of that genius Blogger Bob, we could all go kaboom!

  • Johnp

    I have always found, like I noted judge once said, TSA would inspect someone carrying a ham sandwich , so why not someone caring matzoh

  • AKFlyer

    After all, a terrorist could choke a victim by forcing them to eat matzoh without any wine or water!

    What I want to know is whether they consider a bottle of Manichewitz kosher wine to be a religious item, exempt from the 3.1 oz. fluid restriction. You can’t buy kosher wine in many parts of the US (e.g. most of AK) and one consumes four cups of it at the seder, in recognition of the four expressions of freedom in the Torah.

  • Skeptic

    Oh, and what would the TSA do if I got hungry while awaiting screening and nibbled my matzoh into the shape of a gun?