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Robot Chefs & Waiters To Cook & Serve Meals


According to a recent article in the Financial Times, it’s already happening in a café at a Japanese amusement park. Further, some scientists predict there will soon be hundreds of restaurants run totally by robotic staffs in the kitchen and waiting tables.

Can you imagine what that will mean to future generations of diners? If the robot chef has a cold, will he sneeze on your steak? Will the robot waiters serve your soup with a thumb or worse in it? If you fail to tip, will your angry robot waiter chase after you down the street?

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Travel Is the Best Way to Chase Away Those Economy Worries PDF Print E-mail
Is the bad economy scaring you into cutting back on your travel plans? Will you feel better about it by mumbling and grumbling around the house? It would make a lot more sense to forget your problems aboard a warm tropical cruise. Or a New York City theater tour. Or by enjoying the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas. Or by digging your toes into some sand and surf on Miami Beach.

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Should There Be a Maximum Age Limit For U.S. Drivers? PDF Print E-mail
With nothing better to do, lawmakers in some states want to force people to give up their drivers’ licenses at age 80. They claim those seniors all have diminished eyesight and their slowed-down reactions make them dangers on the road.

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If You Think Politicians Are Crooked, See San Francisco's Lombard Street PDF Print E-mail
The thought I always have when I see that crazy block of Lombard Street is: people who live in these houses must be really tired of seeing hordes of tourists and creeping cars jam their street every hour of every day, and late nights, too.
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For Your Next Trip, Try Home-Swap Instead of Hotel-$$$$ PDF Print E-mail
Hotel rooms per night: Tokyo $400, Miami $375, Paris $350, London $300, Singapore $275, Rome $250, Los Angeles $240, Barcelona $225, Dublin $200. Add 15 to 20% tax, plus currency charge, plus, plus. We live in Arizona, surrounded by desert saguaro cacti, and in recent years when we’ve traveled to Europe, we’ve swapped houses with people from Ireland, Geneva and Bonn. No problems and we’ve gained some new foreign friends.
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Flying is Now Such an Expensive Hassle; Why Not Take a Bus? PDF Print E-mail
You know the airport check-in routine by heart now. You get there two hours early, then go through one or two security lines, show your driver’s license and boarding pass, take off your shoes, lift and put everything you own into a plastic box and watch it disappear into the x-ray tunnel.
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