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How to get a flight upgrade

Despicable? Probably. Selfish? Most certainly. Comfortable? Yes, definitely.

There are several truly below the belt ways to get that upgrade if you really need it. Or if you really, really want it. It isn’t pretty. But neither is that fat slob sitting next to you in coach class.

OK, so I’m not going to win any awards for being a peace ambassador between airlines and their customers. But it’s tough going out there in the travel world, and many travelers insist, no, they demand that they will only fly business class on international flights. And this applies to non-business travelers as well. Some will go to great lengths to secure that coveted upgrade to business or even the promised land of First Class.

Here are three things that I personally admit to doing, and yes, they have worked. Did I already say that they are despicable? I did? Oh, good.

Once, some time ago, I had a cheap coach ticket from San Francisco to London. It was a pleasure trip only, but good God it’s a long, long flight involving an overnight and I wasn’t about to spend twelve hours in the midst of steerage.

I had some time on my hands, about two weeks before I was to leave. I decided to fire up the laptop and fire off a letter to my airline. In this letter, I presumed to be the head of a travel services advisory company quite wonderfully named after myself. And, in this letter I wrote to a Mr. Nameless Airline Executive, and asked him where on God’s green earth have you left my GOLF CLUBS? I swear I checked them on that recent flight from Austin, TX to SFO. But where are they? I’m having to borrow my wife’s clubs and I look a right fool out there with pink driver covers!

Maybe you could make it up to me by doing me the honor and privilege of having me enjoy your transcontinental business class service?

It worked. I had sunk to a new low. But in a fortnight I was feeling a little better at 38,00 feet emptying the business class cabin of its best clarets.

Another time I had to fly from Madrid to Singapore. Yes, that’s an odd route. But it was business and my clients, the cheap bastards that they were, wouldn’t pony up the business class fare, but that’s another story. After a hard day at work in Madrid and several harder hours drinking with the same feisty Spanish business execs I really was in no mood to spit up in the spartan and low-end economy class lavatories. As the airline I was to fly was a partner of a domestic U.S. one I often used I devised a plan.

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Hialeah Florida

Hialeah, Fl, the “City of Progress” is located upon a larger prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades. The name Hialeah is translated as “pretty prairie” or “Upland Parries”. The Seminole interpretation of its name, “High Prairie” the area is home to the Seminole Indian tribe. The area was discovered by Missouri cattleman James Bright and Glenn Curtiss who was a pioneer aviator.

The culture of today’s Seminole Tribe of Florida can be traced back at least 12,000 years. In the early day of its existence, the US government carried out a policy of displacement and extermination against the American Indians in the east US systematically removing them from the path of “white “settlement. Two legendary leaders Osceola and Abaca. Osceola masterminded successful battles against five baffled general. Murdered the US Indian agent, took punitive action against any who cooperated with the white man and stood as a national manifestation of the Seminole’s strong reputation for non surrender… though his exploits were not so well published Seminole medicine man Abiaka may have been more important to the internal Seminole war machine. He was a powerful spiritual leader who used his medicine to stir warriors into frenzy. For all of the resistance the Seminoles began the 20th centaury where they had been left at the conclusion of the Seminole Wars, in abject poverty and hiding out in remote camps in the wet wilderness areas of South Florida. The tribe has matured both politically and financially and the challenge of maintaining the unique Seminole culture while operating in the mainstream economy is the priority for them today. Until 1821 Florida was under the control of the government of Spain.

Entertainment was plentiful in Hialeah during the decade known as the “Roaring 20′s” The Spanish sport of jai-alai and greyhound racing drew visitors from far and near. Even the 1926 hurricane that nearly destroyed the city those who believed in the future of Hialeah could not be deterred.

Hialeah Park racetrack opened in 1925 and is one of the oldest existing recreational facilities in southern Florida. Racing drew spectators and competing stables from all around. When the facility was severely damaged by a hurricane in 1926. Philadelphia horseman Joseph Widener and Kentucky horseman Col Edward Bradley hired architect Lester Deisler to design a complete new grandstand and a clubhouse in the Renaissance Revival style. Beautiful landscaped gardens with native plants and a lake in the infield stocked with flamingos. When is opened again in 1932 it was considered one of the most beautiful in the world and became so famous for the flamingos that is has been officially designate d a sanctuary for them by the Audubon society. The track is gone but the flamingoes remain in this park which was once considered one of the world’s most beautiful racetracks.

The flamingo Stakes race was an important stepping stone to the Kentucky Derby for 3 year old horses. The well known cult classic horse racing movie “Let it Ride” with Richard Dreyfuss, Terri Garr, JenniferTilly had most of its principal outdoor scenes at Hialeah Park.

The Hialeah Park Racetrack was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and was determined to be eligible as a National Historic Landmark. The park closed to the public in 2001 but the facilities remain intact except for the stables. Since the closing citizens to Save Hialeah Park Race Track have worked to preserve it. They offer this quote ” the Park was once the most beautiful rack track in the world, it marks the beginnings of the city of Hialeah and its founders, features a unique central park area, and is a symbolic resting place for the horses that raced there and the millions of people who once cheered from the clubhouse and grandstand. Hialeah Park is the city’s most evident and only historical link with the rest of the nation. It deserves nothing less than to be completely restored and preserved” What the fans will miss the most is the ritual after the seventh race, the flight of the flamingos. The quality of racing in general in the area was adversely affected when Hialeah did not open up the backside to accommodate 1,000 to 1,300 horses from all around the country who were normally stabled there. This reduced the number of horses coming into the area to race.

From a population of 1500 in 1925 Hialeah has grown at a rate faster than most of the ten largest cities in Florida. Predominantly Hispanic, Hialeah resident s has assimilated their cultural heritage and traditions into a hard working diverse community. Citizens are proud of their ethnic background and strive to keep neighborhoods family oriented.

Nearly 92% of the populations are Spanish speakers The city was once proposed to be a playground for the rich but in 1959 Cuban exiles flooded in a finished building this working class community. Several waves of Cuban exiles streamed in after Castor’s takeover in Cuba in 1959. There were even more in the Freedom Flights, the boat lifts and the desperate boat people who in the late 1990′s set out in any possible conveyance to try to reach our shores. They have created a very successful economy and industry that has seen continued growth.

The city’s first slogan was “All Ways Lead to Hialeah”. From the beginning Glenn Curtiss and James Bright knew of the potential of the area but could not have imagined how important Hialeah’s location would be for transportation. Hialeah has access to every major means of transportation. The I-75 and the Palmetto Pwky direct economical access to the Opa Locka and Miami International Airports. There is Amtrak, Tri Rail and Metro Road station conveniently located with the city.

The Miami-Dade Public School System serves the city with 3 high schools, 4 middle schools, and 17 elementary schools. The Dade Christian School (Baptist) is the largest private school in the area and is a ministry of new Testament Baptist church.

Monsignor Edward Pace Hitch School, St John the Apostle School and Immaculate Conception School serve the primacy and secondary private school students.

Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus opened in 1980. In addition to academics there are many cultural and community events sponsored by the college.

The larges Santero Community outside of Cuba is in Hialeah, the Santeria World Headquarters. In a lawsuit between the Church of lukumi Babalu Aye v. city of Hialeah, the Santeria practice of animal sacrifice was ruled unconstitutional.

Telemoundo is the second largest Spanish language network. It is headquartered in Hialeah. There are several studios working taping programming, talk shows, news programs and telenovelas.

Hialeah is the densest city in the United State without a skyscraper. The city’s tallest building is 14 floors and is only considered a mid rise.

Sports enthusiasts can enjoy Major League Baseball. The Florida marlins and Minor League Baseball, the Jupiter hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals play and hour and a half north in Jupiter, Florida. The hammerheads are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Florida Marlins, and the cardinals are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the St Louis Cardinals.

The National basketball League Miamian Heat, The National football League Miami Dolphins and the national Hockey League Florida Panthers are all within a small driving distance of Hialeah. The United soccer League is represented by the First Division Miami FC and fans of college football will enjoy the fact that nearby Miami is the home of the Orange Bowl

Hialeah restaurants and bars are a mix of traditional Cuban and international fusion food. Asturias features a unique menu that combines traditional Spanish menu items like tapas which are small plates of different appetizers that are eaten as a meal, with an American influence. Cantina Okeechobee is known for their delicious margaritas and fajitas. At Caf?aul on Palm Avenue the Cuban coffee, sandwiches and pastries are extremely popular amount the locals.

Shopping centers and malls abound in and around Hialeah. Westland Mall, just off the Palmetto Expressway, is a popular shopping destination. Anchored by Macy’s JCPenny and Sears, Westland Mall features nearly 100 stores. There are also cafes and restaurants like Crepe’s Land and Havana Madrid Restaurant, Just up the street from Westland Mall is the Miracle Mille Shopping Center, whose stores include Ross, TJ Maxx and Lane Bryant. Across the street there is Burlington coat Factory and Marshall’s. Other nearby shopping malls includes mall of the Americas, Dolphin mall and Miami International Mall.

On the southeastern section of Hialeah is the historic district called Deer park. This tiny section of Hialeah is unique because its street names were probably borrowed from the natives who lived in the area. Per-na-na and To-to-loche are but a few of the interesting names.

Granada Car Hire Airport

Whether you are visiting Granada for pleasure or business, Granada airport is a good starting point in anyone’s travel itinerary to begin exploring this impressive multifaceted scenic city with desert mountain ranges to beautiful hidden coves. Without your private rental car you will always be dependent on someone or the public transport to get around this beautiful city. So why not just opt for this convenient car rental service which is improving by the day, offering efficient services in Granada.

With your travel plans decided the next step towards making it a success is looking into all the different car hire service providers in Granada, Spain and get yourself updated on all the car and price possibilities so that you can choose the best quality & price deal at the same time. Bookings could be done either by internet or through a reliable tour and travel operator. Internet search is a must because no one wants to end up spending a lot unnecessarily, and we always want to think that we are the lucky ones to find a cheap car hire at Granada Airport. A private car hire from Granada airport can eliminate your extra expenditure on taxis, buses or trains.

When booking a car from Granada Airport:

See to it that your car-hire company is a well-established one with a well versed (preferably multilingual) professional staff who can not only provide you with full information on your vehicle search but also give you fast track service at the airport, some useful tips/suggestions on your travel plans and most importantly those last minute emergency solutions in times of your crisis with the car.

Being a very popular tourist destination in Spain, Granada tourism industry is very well equipped with the latest technology and thus your chosen car-hire company should be able to reach you just a click away with full accuracy and precision. Do not opt for companies which request you to go through a lot of paper work before and after you’ve booked with them!!!

Another good thing about cheap car-hire at Granada airport is that it offers local car deliveries. Even though many of these do not have offices at the airport itself, they should bring you your vehicle at the airport if you have intimated your arrival plans to them well in advance.

Considering the fact that Granada Airport sees a huge influx of tourists especially from the United Kingdom and northern Europe every year, it is very well kept and efficiently serviced even though it’s not an international airport. There are loads of cheap flight combinations via Madrid or Barcelona. To cope up with the intense traffic of tourists, this Costa del Sol airport has cautiously established and adapted to the necessary services demanded by its customers, all together, making Granada airport a very serviceable one.

With the brilliant transportation options from the airport, you can reach your sought destination in a jiffy if you have prudently chosen to hire a car at the airport. There are local buses shuttling to and from the airport which take to short distances to the city and nearby towns around the airport.

To sum it up in short Airport car hire in Granada helps you in avoid some unnecessary and tiresome traveling.

Excellent Ambience of Valencia City & Valencia Hotels

Valencia is strategically located in the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline overlooking the spacious Gulf of Valencia. Valencia is located equidistant from Madrid as well as Barcelona, both major decision centers of the country. Valencia holds importance as the administrative capital of the Valencian community and the centre of the region of L’Horta. The old quarter of the region is an apt place to start sightseeing around the city. The Valencia Institute of Modern Arts is one of the primary sightseeing attractions in the city. The districts of Seu and Xerea house the most outstanding artistic heritage. One will be impressed by the marks left by the Romans which are to be found lying hidden beneath the Arab ruins as well as modern churches and palaces.

One of the attractions well liked by the travelers and tourists is the Gothic building of La Lonja which has been officially designated as a heritage of humanity by UNESCO. The building houses a beautiful columned room which is still equipped with the old tables of yesteryears on which trading transactions were given final shape and are very much in use even today. Valencia has slowly grown as a bourgeoisie with wide pavements and broad landscaped thoroughfares. The growth of modernist architecture is also very prominently on display. The nursery gardens on one side of the old riverbed are a visually attractive sight. The Fine Arts Museum is an attraction worth a visit. The part of the city which is ultramodern, on account of its size serves the useful purpose of a nexus between the coastal townships and the old quarter.

The city has an attractive park called the Gulliver Children’s Park which along with the leisure and culture complex represents what can be safely considered to be the future look of the city. The city has a charming life which spreads down to the seafront. The seafront has a fantastic harbor which along with the beaches of Las Arenas and La Malvarrosa forms an important area of attraction for the tourists.

The tourists can look forward to a pleasant and comfortable stay in the hotels in Valencia. Most hotels Valencia Spain have been well equipped with all modern amenities and facilities which are suitable to the requirements and needs of the modern day traveler. The modern hotels Valencia Spain are designed to ensure that the guests at no point in time have to face any inconvenience of any sort. The hotels of the city are varied and available for all types of travelers be it the luxury tourists or the leisure tourists. Most of the hotels have superb locations in excellent surroundings which ensure that the tourists feel comfortable and easily merge into the atmosphere of the city. The ambience of the city is well reflected by the services rendered by the hospitality staff of the city’s hotels. The ambience and atmosphere of the city is a feature which endears tourists to the city. And, coupled with the lovely atmosphere and excellent services rendered by the hospitable staff the tourists are provided with an exclusive holiday on their tour of the city.

Barcelona An Overview Guide

The locals are friendly and proud, they believe with good reason in the beauty and history of their city and their Catalonian heritage. For many, today Barcelona is the cultural capital of Spain, leaving Madrid to host the politics. Today Barcelona is home to some one and half million people and millions of visitors every year.

It was Barcelona that won the bid for the 1992 Olympic Games, an event that really helped to develop the city and place it on the tourist map. Prior to the huge developments that the city underwent in order to host the games Barcelona was certainly attractive but lacked a certain international city appeal. Following the games however it is one of the most visited cities in Europe, and the Olympic area overlooking the Mediterranean and the whole city before it is still one of the most popular attractions. The Olympic area may be accessed by a cable car which takes you directly from the beach to the mountain top, an absolute must for any visitor in Barcelona.

The Trendy Las Ramblas is a wide pedestrian mall of a little over a kilometer in length cutting from the harbor to Place Cataluya, the centre of the city where the major thoroughfares of the city meet as do the old city and the newer parts. Las Ramblas is a favorite amongst locals and visitors due to its peacefulness in the heart of a bustling city, its greenery, its plentitude of bars, cafes and restaurants, and its ample supply of street entertainers.

The architecture of Barcelona is unparalleled in its diversity and quality. Antonio Gaudi changed the face of the city with his revolutionary style that dominates the attractions of the city today. One of the best examples of his work is probably the Park Guell, situated on the el Carmel hill in the Garcia district of the city. The structure was originally part of an unsuccessful housing initiative in the early twentieth century and today provides spectacular vistas over the city and beautiful walks. La Sagrada Familia cathedral is probably the most spectacular Gaudi Structure. Started in 1882, this giant temple is still under construction and will not be finished for several years. The building itself towers over its surroundings, easily picked out of an arial photograph and will quite simply take the breath away of any one in its vicinity. Gaudi’s many works are dotted around the city and have come to represent a style all of their own; a days walking tour visiting these sites is highly recommended.

The city has become homage place to a surprising group of people skaters. Due to its open plans and plentiful outdoor monuments and squares it provides an abundance of spots perfect for street skating.

Barcelona is not a cheap city to play in and with most hotels boasting an 85% year round occupancy it is easy to see why. An important point to be aware of is that there is a difference between a ‘hostel’ and a ‘hostal’, the later being a guest house or small hotel whereas the former is a youth hostel. A hostal is sometimes also referred to as a pension. Hostals are not rated as hotels are by a five start system but rather by a three star system, are mostly family run, and often can not be booked online. However many prefer them as they provide the same level of comfort as a hotel whilst also providing a family atmosphere giving you the opportunity to meet locals and taste local food, all at a much reduced price. You should also be aware that some hostals have shared bathroom facilities, so ask before you book what the set up is. A double room in a hostal will usually cost between 60 and 100 euros per night depending on the season and the star rating of the hostal. Hostels on the other hand, start from around 18 euros a night including bed linen and breakfast, whilst aparthotels, hotel rooms with self catering facilities, cost between 70 and 120 euros a night again depending on the star rating.

Madrid City Breaks – Discovering the Undiscovered Madrid

Madrid, Spain’s capital, deserves respect having struggled hard to establish itself over the years throughout the troubled history of Spain.

Madrid is fascinating, highly intriguing with wonderfully interesting people. There are those who sarcastically referred to Madrid as Spain’s second city after Barcelona by and large those are the people that have never really got to know Madrid. Now I know Barcelona has the Cathedral, the Nou Camp Stadium and was the venue for the most recent Olympic Games to be held in Spain but to write Madrid off as Spain’s second city seems to miss the point completely.

Yes the Catalans may praise Barcelona for the creativity and elegance of the city but to regard to Madrid is any less important purely because parts of it might need the old lick of paint is extremely superficial.

Madrid has very much the archetypal continental climate in that it has very cold winters and hot summers which means for those who don’t like extremes in temperatures the spring and autumn are the best times to visit.

Madrid has a great many attractions of which a royal palace, many grand public squares, three internationally renowned art galleries, and a great many museums filled with the treasures of the long and glorious history of Spain.

Madrid like many international cities and probably more than most reflects in sections its historical past. Now we have to remember here that this was a major European city that for 400 years lay under the rule of North African influence, namely that of the Moors. This is reflected in the area of La Latina.

This is an area of Madrid often overlooked by visitors and tourists alike but is rich in historical heritage and indeed during medieval times the Plaza la Paja was Madrid’s main square.

When the influence of the Moors declined in Spain, this area of Madrid became know as a moreria which actually means an enclosed ghetto where the Muslims live. Memories of a former age can still be found when you consider some off the place names such as Plaza de la Puerta de Moros and/or the historic architecture.Nowadays as in most cases things have changed and this part of Madrid becomes a party centre for the madrilenos, the people of Madrid later on in the day, every day.

Perhaps one of the most overriding aspects of Madrid would lie with the juxtaposition off the modern international capital city and the apparent “down at heel” and slightly grubby appearance. Mention this to the madrilenos and all they will likely do is shrug, sigh and suggest that there are more important things in life worth bothering about?”

Who is to say they are wrong?

Elsewhere in Madrid you will find Malasana, a quaint cobble stones area stretching north from the city centre.Wonderfully described as possibly being like “the boyfriend or girlfriend you couldn’t bring home to your mother” all human life in Madrid can be found here. With graffiti, posters and street art on virtually every conceivable surface Malasana has an anarchic feel and atmosphere that tells you “this is the place to be at the right time of day”.

The trouble is as far as perennial party goers will tell you, in this part of Madrid it is sometimes party time all of the day.

There is an awful lot more to Madrid that initial impressions would indicate. Peel back the flaking paint and go beyond the many tourists spots and you will find a city that you will fall in love with for many a year.

Miss Madrid and it will be your loss.

Madrid A Guide To The Key Sites And Monuments

Spain s capital has enjoyed a serious boom as a city break destination on the last decade. The proliferation of cheap flights has made more and more European cities accessible to weekend travellers. Often overshadowed by the Catalan capital, Barcelona , Madrid is now showing what it has to offer and, more importantly, sharing it with foreign visitors.Next stop is the Palacio Real; Madrid s royal palace is a monument to the classical Italian baroque style. Charles III was the first king to take residence here in 1714. The grand building has a, seemingly absurd, count of 3,000 rooms. The most famous of these is the Throne Room with its sumptuous decorations. Visitors should also pay heed to the gardens, in particular the Jardine de Sabatini, which was added to the Palace complex in the 1930s and can provide a bit of peaceful seclusion away from the bustle of the city centre.For a bit of greenery and a shaded stroll then theres no better place than the magnificent Parque del Buen Retiro; Madrids most central park. This verdant expanse covers 350 acres and includes formal gardens, fountains, playgrounds and cafes. There is even a lake where locals and tourists can clash oars on the water. All in all, the perfect place for a picnic or for the kids to let off some steam bear in mind that the park closes at 10.30pm every evening.One final stop on our tour takes us a little way out of Madrid s centre to the home of one of the worlds most famous football teams. The Santiago Bernabeu stadium has been home to Real Madrid CF since 1947 and the 80,000 seater stadium is an impressive site whether youre a fan of football or not. The stadium houses and excellent museum and is open most days for tours where you get the chance to see the stadium from the main stand and entrance into the playing tunnel and even the changing rooms.

The London Bombings

To understand the London bombing’s we need to look at the background of the political climate that prevailed prior to the bombing’s. The labour party under the leadership of Tony Blair was at an all time low, and the labour party was heading into obscurity in the coming general election. In times of crisis the people have a tendency to support their national government, irrespective of whether they are good or bad, history is filled with this human pattern of behaviour. Conveniently for the labour party and Mr Blair the bombing’s took place? Within days of the London bombing’s, evidence began to emerge indicating western intelligence agencies involvement.

To help us understand who perpetrated them we need to look at the Madrid bombing’s of 03. 11. 04. The Spanish Government admitted that after a two year investigation of the Madrid bombing’s there was no evidence of any connection with the terrorist group known as Al Quaida. (AP news)(Associated Press). All the evidence was pointing to the Spanish security services of having links with everyone of the supposed bombers, including the head of the Spanish bomb squad. The alleged leader of the bombers who reportedly gave dynamite to the terrorists was connected to the Madrid bomb squad. All of this is confirmed on BBC.CO.UK of Thursday 20 April 2004, and on CNN.COM, USA Today and ABC NEWS.

The same pattern of events that took place in Madrid is mirrored in London!
On the morning of July 7 2005 three trains and a bus were ripped to pieces, when four military grade explosive devices detonated. At 8-50am three explosive devices simultaneously detonated on three separate trains. Within minutes eyewitnesses were informing the authorities and the press, and it was blatantly obvious that multiple terror attacks had now taken place.Yet for one and a half hours after the bombs had gone off, Scotland Yard doggedly persisted that it was only a power problem with the underground system? They kept up this pretence even though there were dead and dying Londoners on three separate trains, plus the fact that this information was now well known to the media? What reasons could there be for such misinformation. Why withhold it for one and a half hours, information which could enable people to take steps to protect themselves from the possibility of other bombs that could be in the area? Who has sought to investigate such outrageous anomalies, what reasons could there be for such an abdication of responsibility by the police, and their duty to protect the public. That bizarre behaviour continues.

For fifty minutes after the bombings while still claiming it is only a power problem, the police divert the number 30 bus, Hackney Wick to Marble Arch to leave it’s normal route and depart at the corner of Woburn Square and Tavistock Square. At 9-47am a fourth bomb explodes on that very bus Killing thirteen civilians, and injuring many others. Out of several hundred buses in service that day, the number thirty was the only one that was diverted?

The detectives that investigated the background of the four alleged bombers concluded that they did not fit into the pattern or have the M.O, (modus operandi) of a suicide bomber. They all had good jobs, were part of well founded happy families, they had all played cricket the day before the bombing’s. The day of the bombing’s they bought return tickets, one was caught on camera arguing about the price of his ticket! Scotland Yard detectives on questioning eye- witnesses who were on the trains and bus, concluded that the alleged bombers were unaware that they were carrying bombs in their rucksacks? This information is on the record, and was published by associated press (AP), but has not been pursued by the media in general. The supposed mastermind behind the London bombing’s was believed to be a Haroon Rashid Aswat, born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire on the 22 Sept. 1974.

The FOX NEWS channels Dayside Programme of July29 2005, revealed the supposed mastermind of the London bombing’s as Haroon Rashid Aswat was a British Intelligence asset! Former U.S. Justice Department Prosecutor and F.B.I. terror expert John Loftus who participated on this FOX NEWS PROGRAMME exposed the fact that Aswat was being protected by M.I.6., and was clearly under their control? John Loftus pointed out that Aswat was well known to U.S., authorities, they wanted to arrest him for trying to set up terrorist training camps in Oregon, but were ordered to back off from Aswat as their own H.Q., the Justice Dept., informed them he was working for British Intelligence. Aswat was wanted by the C.I.A., yet he was free to fly into Britain from America two weeks prior to the London bombing’s. Aswat left the U.K., the day before the bombings and flew to Pakistan where he was arrested. On the day of his arrest in Pakistan, the bombs in London went off, yet within twenty fours Aswat was released? Scotland Yard were looking everywhere for this man, but he was under the divine protection of M.I.6., for reasons that they, and others in government only knew.

Benjamin Netanyahu former prime minister of Israel, now it’s finance minister was in London on the day of the bombing’s, at the Great Eastern Hotel one hundred yards from Liverpool Street Subway Station, which was bombed at 8.50.am.He was informed at 8. 40.am.not to leave his hotel, this information came from the head of Mossard the Israeli Intelligence agency as reported on by (AP) associated press. Others were warned similarly, showing a conspiracy of evil by the dark forces operating within our government and security services, who are responsible for killing their own peoples for their own diabolical goals!

John Loftus went on to point out that the C.I.A., Israeli Intelligence (Mossard) and other intelligence agencies were informing British Intelligence M.I.6.,that thousands of Al Quiada followers and sympathisers were pouring into the U.K. The French Intelligence Service was particularly vociferous in this regard. The evidence accumulates that M.I.6., knowingly let thousands of terrorists into our country, and have used them for their own devious ends, and to our harm. London is well known by our European allies as the DUSTBIN of Europe, and our capital is referred to as LONDISTAN. What shame is being imposed upon us by those who rule, they are now being seen as our greatest enemies.

To add more damning evidence about those who so rule over us is David Shayler, former M.I.5., agent who was jailed for breaking the official secrets act, he points out that the secret services create state sponsored terrorism, and by so doing give the government of the day powers that only exist when you are in a state of crisis. What better enemy than terrorism to impose laws that you could never burden your population with otherwise, civil liberties are sacrificed on the alter of terrorism. The government have virtually a free hand as they keep the masses in a constant state of fear.

He went on to quote from the Cambridge Evening News who wrote an article about Bruce Laif a tube train survivor of the London bombing’s, who stated that he never saw anyone carrying a rucksack, but what he did see as he was lying injured on the train, was jagged metal protruding from the floor of the train, pointing to the conclusion that an explosive device had been planted under the train? David Shayler is hoping that the investigators or the media would investigate further. Not surprisingly no one in the national press or other bodies, is following up these questionable anomalies that go against the official conclusions!

David Shayler believes the assault on our civil liberties in the U.K., began with the conflict in Northern Ireland, he clearly describes how the security services provoked the problem in Northern Ireland so by bringing in new draconian laws, to remove bit by bit, the freedoms that we were familiar with. That erosion has continued apace with the new threat of Islamic terrorism. With the end of the cold war and the I.R.A., ceasefire, a new enemy was needed, and they let it take root, we along with the Americans cleverly contrived using this particular avenue of terrorism (Islam), to keep our war machines in production, and our populations in check. To keep us all in a constant state of insecurity, which will give more or less free reign to those in power, and make huge amounts of money for those who have most to gain from such instability.

Michael Meacher, a former cabinet minister in Tony Blairs government, was sacked for raising sensitive questions about Iraq on the eve of the Iraq war. Here is a little of what he had to say on the London bombing’s, “It is a very convenient way of ensuring their is fear, of ensuring that there is control, and of ensuring that those in the know, and of course we cannot tell, because it is all secret, are in a position of extreme power.”

Mr Blair and Mr Bush have declared terrorism as the new war of the twenty first century, a war they believe that will go on for generations? A hundred year war? The evidence of state sponsored terrorism is overwhelming, and people need to wake up to the deceptions of their own governments. Many people say what can I do against such powerfully corrupt individuals, keep in mind that is all they are, individuals with fears, and human weaknesses like ourselves. They might have a power structure behind them, but they are also dependant on the frailties of others within that power structure, who make up that support.

We must remember that those who hide behind their position of power, and their various government departments, often getting one of their lower ranking ministers to fall on their sword (resign) for their mistakes, demonstrates not statesmanship but cowardice. They, the few who control, depend on the many not doing anything, when good men say nothing the wicked prosper, that is why THEY are bringing in more, and more laws to curtail our freedom of speech, and intimidate us into silence. The greatest fear of those in power are the people speaking as ONE in their objection to their own governments behaviour. A perfect example of this was the war in Vietnam, a few voices calling out in the wilderness to a deafening crescendo that forced the most powerful government on this planet to concede to the cries of their people. Remember you are not alone, many others are speaking up, writing letters, phoning the media on a regular basis, e-mailing, informing others. Many celebrities in America and elswhere, are standing up against the state sponsored terrorism, that they believe their government was party to as regards the Twin Towers. Half of New Yorkers believe 9/11 was an inside job, the evidence of state sponsored terrorism as regards 9/11 is staggering.

In summing up, the greatest fear of those corrupt individuals in power is exposure, and just as they have blown their own people up for their own evil ends, so we can blow them up. Not with bombs like they do, but by being part of that human time bomb known as the people. Collectively we can bring these villains to justice, when one goes, the others fall like leaves in late autumn, Its up to all of us to expose the truth.

The most beautiful cities in the world

Spain is not only beaches, heat waves, sea and sand. Are you brave enough to experience real Spain? Check this town out:

Mountains and hills, rivers and fields, cliffs, breathtaking views, sunshine, warmth, rain and cold, wild spring flowers, changing autumn leaves, heat waves, snow, quaint old town, busy shopping centres, amazing architecture, a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site. I am talking about the Spanish town Cuenca.

Cuenca is an all year round delight and a true Spanish experience. It is a town of many contrasts. For those who love the mountains and crisp refreshing walks, I recommend a winter vacation in Cuenca. For those who prefer plenty of sunshine and warmth and refreshing water for bathing in you must experience a summer in Cuenca. Enjoy a beautiful quiet location or the busy city night life. Which ever you prefer Cuenca will not disappoint you.

It is still a town to be discovered by tourists. Cuenca has many attractive hostels and hotels, tapas bars and restaurants. Its people are friendly and, especially the young people, are always looking for an opportunity to practice their English. It is a university town with a high population of young adults, but it is also a family place, and also home to many elderly folk.

The countryside of Cuenca is an awesome array of cliffs and scenic valleys, gorges, and waterfalls. There is also an interesting group of rock formations in the province known as ‘The Enchanted City’ – La Ciudad Encantada.

The original Old Town of Cuenca is situated on tall cliffs between two river gauges. It is famous for its 15th Century “Hanging Houses” – “Las Casas Colgadas”, whose balconies are suspended over a cliff’s edge. One of these houses a Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, and another houses a beautiful restaurant. It is a beautiful old city centre, with a grand Gothic Cathedral.

Cuenca is found in central Spain. A two and a half hour train journey from Madrid or three hours from Valencia. But watch this space in three years time with the high speed train it will be just 45 minutes from Spain’s capital, Madrid.

Visit Cuenca – you will not be disappointed.

Visit the Spanish Capital Madrid

Spain’s capital, a city of over 3 million people, is situated close to the geographical centre of the country.

It is a highly intriguing city with wonderful people. The paradox with Madrid is that quite often it is viewed as being second to Barcelona in terms of appeal. Given all that Barcelona has to offer and despite all this to write off the Madrid completely misses the point and at the end of the day it is Madrid that is at the centre of both the road and rail networks in Spain.

Yes the Catalans may praise Barcelona for the creativity and elegance of the city but to regard to Madrid is any less important purely because parts of it might need the old lick of paint is extremely superficial.

The ideal time to visit Madrid is in spring and autumn because Madrid has cold winters and hot summers due to its long distance from the sea and the altitude.

Madrid has a great many attractions of which a royal palace, many grand public squares, three internationally renowned art galleries, and a great many museums filled with the treasures of the long and glorious history of Spain.

Madrid as you see is very much a combination and manifestation of its historical past. Madrid and Spain have been conquered and re conquered down throughout history a great many times and one of the great influences in Madrid is that of the North African influence of the Moors. This is reflected in the area of La Latina.

This is an area of Madrid often overlooked by visitors and tourists alike but is rich in historical heritage and indeed during medieval times the Plaza la Paja was Madrid’s main square.

The decline of the Moorish influence in Spain meant that this part of Madrid became known as a moreria otherwise known as an enclosed ghetto where Muslims live. Memories of a former age can still be found when you consider some off the place names such as Plaza de la Puerta de Moros and/or the historic architecture.Nowadays as in most cases things have changed and this part of Madrid becomes a party centre for the madrilenos, the people of Madrid later on in the day, every day.

Perhaps one of the most overriding aspects of Madrid would lie with the juxtaposition off the modern international capital city and the apparent “down at heel” and slightly grubby appearance. I think I possibly agree with them.

North of the city you will find Masalena, a wonderful cobble stoned area stretching from the city centre.Wonderfully described as possibly being like “the boyfriend or girlfriend you couldn’t bring home to your mother” all human life in Madrid can be found here. With graffiti, posters and street art on virtually every conceivable surface Malasana has an anarchic feel and atmosphere that tells you “this is the place to be at the right time of day”.

The Spanish know how to Party and these can sometimes last all day.

As in most capital cities that have this sort of history there is a lot more to Madrid that initially meets the eye. Dig slightly deeper, look underneath the stones and beyond the flaking paint and you will embark upon a love affair with a city that will last for many a year.