This is a well researched and written article about the fraud that underpinned the entire business. Of course, this fraud was pretty widely known, indeed it was one of the justifications used by the hackers for releasing the material.
Also an interesting window into the future of online interactions. Bots of different levels of sophistication are already managing customer service interactions for many companies. I wonder at what point it will become required (either socially or legally) to declare whether you are dealing with a bot or human.
So let me say this: please go to Egypt. Go to the Red Sea, go to Cairo, go to Luxor, go to Aswan. These are amazing places to visit, that we shouldn't be put off from visiting because of fears about the wider region. In terms of terrorist attacks, Egypt ranks lower than Thailand. In terms of homicides, Cairo ranks lower than New York.
Does Egypt as a country have issues? Hell yes. Should that stop sensible travelers from visiting? Hell no.
And no matter whatever else is going on with their governments, or in the region around them, the Egyptians are beautiful people, with an amazing culture and history, who we all deserve to learn from.
[Also, who doesn't love a gratuitous wing / engine / sun / clouds photo - a view that's hard to beat at the best of times :)]
13k for two people to travel to Australia, travel around and come home? Sounds about right to me.
And all the London charges - sure, they sound high, until you've had to deal with the ridiculous "preferred" taxi operators commonly used by corporations in London. And lets be honest - for this man's time, when Parliament doesn't run without him - are we really going to quibble over the odd cab fare?
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Bercow defends £31,400 travel and accommodation expenses - BBC News
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow defends claiming £31,400 in annual accommodation and travel expenses amid criticism.
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