Now, the airlines are paying big bucks to renovate the bins and companies like Boeing are redesigning their planes to have bigger overhead compartments too. It seems it would just be easier to get rid of the baggage fees and save a few steps. Eventually, no one will check bags, they will just carry on. The planes will have such big overhead bins, it will seem like the cargo space is on top of the plane instead of below.
Then, you can bet, the airlines will find a way to charge us for carry on luggage as well. Am I missing something? What do you think?
HERE'S HOW WE PICKED: For Best Picture: Lacey has chosen "The Descendants." Rebecca chose "The Artist."
For Best Actor: Both Lacey and Rebecca have chosen George Clooney from "The Descendants."
For Best Actress: Lacey has chosen Rooney Mara from "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."
Rebecca chose Viola Davis from "The Help."
For Supporting Actor: Lacey says it's going to be Jonah Hill from "Money Ball." Rebecca says hands down---it goes to Christopher Plummer in "Beginners."
For Supporting Actress: Lacey thinks it will be Melissa McCarthy from "Bridesmaids." Rebecca says give it up for Octavia Spencer from "The Help."
HERE'S WHO WON:
Best Picture: The Artist---Rebecca's pick.
Best Actor: Jean DiJardin---neither of us picked.
Best Actress: Meryl Streep---neither of us picked
Best Supp Actor: Christopher Plummer---Rebecca's pick
Best Supp Actress: Octavia Spencer----Rebecca's pick.
Rebecca: 3 Lacey: 0
Better luck next time, Lacey. :)
It was a great story. It was also a lie. Alvarez kept up the lie until he was caught. The Supreme Court must decide if the First Amendment protects guys like Alvarez from prosecution.
The federal appeals court judge who helped overturn Alvarez' conviction (for violating the Stolen Valor Act) said "If false factual statements are unprotected, then the government can prosecute not only the man who tells tall tales of winning the Congressional Medal of Honor but also the JDater who falsely claims he is Jewish or the dentist who assures you it won't hurt a bit."
Congress, the White House and veteran's groups all consider false military claims uniquely harmful. Please tell us what you think.
~ Steve Leader and Rebecca Marshall