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  • The Case Against Buying New: Millenials should think twice before throwing old things out

    12/30/2014 7:43:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/30/2014 | SUSAN L.M. GOLDBERG
    Michael Walsh linked to an excellent article on the inability of many millennials to fix the simplest of household devices. Walsh was joined by many of my Boomer/Gen-X friends in his comment that it’s usually cheaper to throw out and buy new, but speaking as one of those Gen-X/millennial crossovers, going shopping isn’t always the cheapest thing to do. Especially when you’re caught up in a lousy economy.Here’s where I praise my incredibly handy husband who grew up learning fractions via wrench set before he ever encountered them in school. When he lost his job shortly after the recession hit,...
  • The laws of Ivory: The Truth of Buying and Owning It

    02/16/2014 12:17:28 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    Ebay ^ | May 4, 2010 | scrimshander2
    The biggest misconception that we hear or read about is that "all ivory is ILLEGAL to own, buy or sell". If you believe this statement then I will be selling a beautiful bridge, located in New York, on EBAY next week... no reserve! In the next few paragraphs I have put together a simple summary of the INTERNATIONAL and U.S.FISH & WILDLIFE laws which regulate the commerce of ivory, which in turn is regulated by C.I.T.E.S. (Convention on the International Trade in endangered Species) and the 'Marine Mammal Protection Act'. C.I.T.E.S. is an organization that was formed in 1973 as...
  • People are Buying Guns and Ammunition for a Reason

    12/25/2012 8:51:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/12 | Neil Snyder
    It's 2:00 a.m. You are at home in your bed sound asleep. Your wife is sleeping beside you, and your children are asleep in their rooms down the hall. The muffled sound of a window breaking interrupts your slumber. You're groggy and you wonder if it was just a dream, so you lie there quietly and listen. A few seconds later, you hear other sounds. The window opens; a table beside the window makes a noise as it is jostled by an intruder; through your open door, you see reflections from a dim light that's moving from side-to-side on the...
  • Vanity: I Googled "buy emails" and found this Ad

    05/18/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 5 replies
  • MILLER: Buying ammunition in D.C.

    03/07/2012 12:50:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2012 | Emily Miller
    In Washington, D.C., it is illegal to posses ammunition if you dont have a gun registered. It is also unlawful to have ammo that is not in the same caliber or gauge as your legal gun. The penalty for holding a round of the wrong caliber is up to a year in jail -- as stiff as the punishment for illegal gun possession. So I was very careful not to buy ammunition before I had my legally registered gun at home. Although I wondered about the purpose of the law. Whats the worst I could do with ammo, but no...
  • Dumb money keeping stocks afloat, catching the end of rally: Analyst

    02/19/2012 11:26:37 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 5 replies
    The ^ | February 20, 2012 | Michael Baron
    'Dumb Money' Keeping Stocks Afloat: Analyst By Michael Baron 02/17/12 - 09:38 PM EST6 Comments Add Comment NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It wasn't the improvement in initial jobless claims or the growing likelihood that Greece will get another round of bailout money and stave off default that drove the stocks higher this week. And no, it wasn't Jeremy Lin either. Rather it was the so-called dumb money, according to Mark Arbeter, chief technical strategist at S&P Capital IQ, who was calling for a timeout for this rally a week ago. The bullishness just got to be too much to resist....
  • Feds buying up farmland they flooded; Soros in on it

    07/13/2011 10:04:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Food Freedom ^ | 6/24/11 | Ann Barnhardt
    Remember when the Army Engineers blew the Birds Point levee in early May? Now we know the real reason. ~Ed. By Ann Barnhardt Cattle commodities broker June 24, 2011 (See her June 26 Update below) Two HUGE intel leads in my email box this morning from way-back contacts that Ive had for years, that are actually somewhat connected concepts. 1. File this one under Now It All Makes Sense. A Missouri farming and ranching contact just got off a conference call wherein he was informed that the federal government is sending out letters to all of the flooded out farmers...
  • Saudi Arabian dollars buying American influence Delta Air Lines profits just tip of Shariah iceberg

    07/12/2011 11:16:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 7/12/11 | Bob Unruh
    The profits that Delta Air Lines logically expects from its plans to work with Saudi Arabian Airlines on flights from New York and Washington to Jeddah are just a tip of the Shariah iceberg that is lurking for the ship of the United States, according to an expert in Islam and its influences on America. Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and author of nearly a dozen books on Islam, including, "The Truth About Muhammad," told WND today that Muslims, especially those from Saudi Arabia, are moving with their monetary muscle into the United States to create an acceptance of...
  • Will buying an electric car make an environmental difference?

    04/04/2011 3:01:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/4/11 | Paul Rogers
    Sure, you might get a carpool sticker and a tax break. But if you buy an electric car, will it make much environmental difference? Experts say that depends on three factors: What were you driving before? How is your electricity generated? And how many other electric cars are going to be sold? In many cases, people who trade gasoline-powered cars for electric ones won't be dramatically lessening the smog they emit. But when it comes to global warming, even when emissions from generating the electricity are taken into account, electric vehicles have a much smaller carbon footprint than gas-powered vehicles...
  • U.S. businesses not buying President Obamas rhetoric on energy race with China

    03/15/2011 10:41:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/15/11 | Dipka Bhambhani
    The U.S. has raced to control space exploration, nuclear arms and electronics. Since taking office, President Obama has introduced the idea that the U.S. is now battling China the worlds largest polluter in new race for world domination. A clean energy race. The nation that leads in the creation of a clean-energy economy will be the nation that leads the 21st-century global economy, the president has said. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has repeated the message several times, creating a frenzy to go green, before China does. If America really is in such a race, the Energy and Commerce...
  • Soros, Sandler's Destroy 50,000 Jobs and Silence SNL

    11/16/2010 1:11:15 PM PST · by STD · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin | 7/01/06 | Ed Lasky
    Dear FReepers, Many posts have begun to expose the empire built upon corruption, leftwing politics and destruction of liberal democracies by George Soros. Soros has apparently inspired a company of fellow travellers who's role model for untold wealth mimics the radical behavior of George Soros. Yes, Soros is merely the leading figure among a group of vile, evil fraudsters who work together to ruin and destabilize the political process and inspire violent revolutions. In short, Soros and his radical extremists love playing God with the lives of everyday Americans.
  • 27% Avoid Buying GM Cars Due to Bailout

    10/02/2010 11:13:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies · 2+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/3/10 | Staff
    Think the auto bailouts are still unpopular? Fifty-four percent (54%) of Americans say they are less likely to buy a General Motors car because the federal government is the automakers majority owner. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just nine percent (9%) say they are more likely to buy a GM car for that reason, while 33% say the governments majority stake in the company has no impact on their purchasing decisions.Twenty-seven percent (27%) say they or someone they know has avoided buying a GM car because of the bailout and government takeover. Fifty-three percent (53%) say
  • Are Israelis Buying Obamas Latest Charm Offensive?

    07/19/2010 9:50:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 7/19/10 | Allison Kaplan Sommer
    After a year and a half of keeping Israel at arms length, the Obama administration has radically changed its behavior, now not only reaching out to the Jewish state but grasping it in a big bear hug. As with all sudden romance, the party being courted, Israel, is naturally suspicious of the intentions of its new suitor and is asking questions. What has changed? Why now? And how long will it last? Is this true love, or a fling that will leave Israel vulnerable, bruised, and heartbroken? The U.S. president, during his campaign and during his presidency, has always paid...
  • Looking for advice from Netbook owners.

    06/07/2010 10:08:12 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 38 replies · 68+ views
    Monday, June 7th, 2010 | DGHoodini
    I've recentluy been mulling getting a new portable PC, and have been considering getting a Netbook, rather than a notebook. While a netbook is much smaller and lighter for traveling pirposes, I still want to be able to hook it up to a larger monitor, keyboard and mouse at home, and be able to watch movies with a USB connected DVD drive. Looking at the specs of some Netbooks, it appears this can be done as easily as with a full sized notebook. But I find myself wondering, if these Netbooks can handle..basically replacing a Notebook as the central componant...
  • Advertising Leads People to View Luxuries as Necessities

    03/09/2010 2:59:33 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 13 replies · 279+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published March 09, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    Advertising often results in overspending and over-consumption by creating artificially induced needs. The usual catch phrases are "New", "An exclusive offer", "Everyone has one of these", and/or "You deserve the best." Other fallacious "Protect your children with ..." not to mention lastly "Want to know what women really like?" manipulate the minds of targeted groups and raise/lower self esteem to encourage people to purchase their products.
  • Somebody, Please Explain this Phenomenon

    11/05/2009 10:05:16 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 16 replies · 1,002+ views
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 | cc
    Pretty sure I'm not the first to have noticed this: OK, you want buy something to read, a magazine - cost is, say, $2.50. How much time do you spend researching possible choices? A few minutes? Now you have to buy something that costs $50 (20 times more) - say, an MP3 player. How much time do you spend researching these possible choices? More, right? Of course, you're parting with more money. So you spend 20X more time researching - say, 40 minutes in total. Now a $1000 TV - another 20-fold increase. More research than for an MP3 player?...
  • China keeps buying US bonds despite concerns

    05/17/2009 8:27:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 461+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/09 | P. Parameswaran
    WASHINGTON (AFP) China is pumping more money into US Treasury bonds, recent data show, despite concerns expressed in Beijing in recent months over the safety of dollar-linked assets. Mainland China's holding of Treasury securities jumped to 767.9 billion dollars in March from 744.2 billion dollars the previous month, according to US Treasury data. The figure does not include those of Hong Kong, China's special administration region, which climbed to 78.9 billion dollars from 76.3 billion dollars. The statistics showed China sitting comfortably as the top purchaser of Treasury bonds despite years trying to diversify its reserves from the US...
  • Puppy Buying Tip - The Cold Fish

    04/18/2009 5:16:40 PM PDT · by Onelifetogive · 33 replies · 1,084+ views
    Buying A Puppy ^ | Friday, April 17, 2009 | Malteser
    Take someone emotionally uninvolved with you to see the puppy. Take someone who has no stake in the decision with you to see the puppy. Take a sibling, a parent or a friend. Give them veto power. If they say no to your buying that puppy, back away from the purchase. Take them aside and listen to why they are uncomfortable. Making a good decision to buy a puppy means putting aside emotions and looking at facts. Someone uninvolved can be a great help in doing just that. I have seen many people who are otherwise very rational become very...
  • Recommendations For A Great Buying Decision (Puppy)

    04/11/2009 6:18:41 PM PDT · by Onelifetogive · 61 replies · 1,089+ views
    Buying A Puppy ^ | April 9, 2009 | Onelifetogive
    Never buy from a Pet Shop. If you buy a puppy from a Pet Store, you have missed the entire point of this site. You don't get to see the parents, you learn nothing about the conditions of the kennels, and you don't get to question the breeders. In short, you are supporting the Puppy Mill industry. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS! See both parents of the puppy. If the breeders make any excuse for why you can't see both parents, walk away. One of the parents died, ran away, is sick, or is visiting his cousins in Albuquerque..whatever excuse...
  • Obama buying the election.

    10/19/2008 4:49:50 PM PDT · by Ohio Worker · 35 replies · 979+ views
    Oct. 19, 08 | Ohio Worker
    I just heard the amount Obama received in September (approximately 180,000,000). How can McCain possibly compete. I'm bothered for two reasons: 1. When Obama was a long-shot, he said he would take public funding. 2. Obama is buying the election. McCain cannot compete with the media blitz. If Obama buys 30 minutes before the World Series on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, AND CNN, can it backfire? It's offensive. I wanted a fair and even race. No way it can be. One note: Obama, with this advantage, should be 20 points ahead, but he's not. After the moderate Powell chose to...
  • Conn. Student Suspended For Buying Candy In School

    03/12/2008 12:12:14 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 66 replies · 1,565+ views
    WCBSTV | AP ^ | 3/12/08
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Contraband candy has led to big trouble for an eighth-grade honors student. Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended for a day after buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate. The New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a district-wide school wellness policy, said school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo. Shelli Sheridan, Michael's mother, said he is a top student with no previous disciplinary problems. "It's too much. It's too unfair," she said. "He's never even had a...

    11/30/2007 7:15:16 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 68 replies · 139+ views
    The Mitt Report ^ | 11/28/07 | The Mitt Report
    Mike Huckabee has always been the most vocal about Romney 'buying' his support. At Ames, he accused Romney of buying his support, at CPAC, the same thing. Now apparently Huckabee has taken up the practice of buying support himself and he is now trying to hide it. On Monday the website Too Conservitive had a post by a Vincent Harris, who is officially "coordinating Governor Huckabees petition drive in NOVA," promising to pay those who would work for Huckabee to obtain signatures 50 cents per signature. Just hours later however as the word spread, the language promising to pay money...
  • Women Buying Creams Made Of Tiny Particles 'Used As Guinea Pigs'

    05/04/2006 6:27:15 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 963+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-5-2006 | Nic Fleming
    Women buying creams made of tiny particles 'used as guinea pigs' By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent (Filed: 05/05/2006) Consumers who use a new generation of cosmetics are being used as "guinea pigs", scientists said yesterday. Researchers called for the tightening of testing procedures governing face and sun creams, dietary supplements and other products that harness the special properties of tiny particles of matter, known as nanotechnology. Some of the beauty products which make use of nanotechnology About 100 people in Germany suffered health problems at the end of March after using a bathroom sealant called Magic Nano. Nanotechnology involves working...
  • Feel guilty buying a Christmas tree? Then rent one.

    12/16/2005 10:24:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 337+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/16/05 | Dan Goodin - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It might just take a Christmas miracle to deck out these spindly branches with ornaments or arrange a pile of gifts around their slender, bare trunks, but they've all been snatched up, and it's hard to argue with success. The trees, rented out by San Franciscans for $90 each during the holiday season, are designed to give residents an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional, firs and pines. The fruitless olives, Brisbane boxes and others range from six to 12 feet and aren't quite Charlie Brown's sad sapling, but they're definitely not the full-bodied evergreens most Christmas...
  • CA: Administrator Accused of Buying Own Books (LAUSD)

    09/16/2005 8:13:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 539+ views
    afp on Yahoo ^ | 9/16/05 | ap - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - A former education official was accused in a lawsuit of using his post to secretly buy almost 46,000 textbooks and other teaching aids he himself had written, bringing him nearly $1 million in royalties. The suit by the Los Angeles Unified School District also said Matthias Vheru illegally covered more than $3 million of the $4 million cost by using federal education funds that had been earmarked for programs that assist non-native English speakers. The district said Vheru, 55, skirted its purchase-approval process by making the orders when he was temporarily serving as the district's math curriculum...
  • Buying knockoffs may support terrorists

    05/25/2005 12:48:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 582+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/25/05 | Lara Jakes Jordan - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Buying knockoff designer handbags and Hello Kitty T-shirts on city street corners may ultimately be helping terror groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, law enforcement officials and experts testified Wednesday. Profits from faux Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prada purses, scores of pirated DVD movies, and counterfeited clothing and other goods have been traced to supporters of terror organizations, the experts said. "We have encountered suspects who have shown great affinity for Hezbollah and its leadership," Lt. John Stedman of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department testified at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. In one example, Stedman said, a...
  • Goldmans $105 Oil Prediction a Little Too Slick

    04/05/2005 3:32:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 67 replies · 1,515+ views
    One day the public is going to wake up and realize that when analysts are telling them to buy things at all-time highs, it might be time to sell. The day after a government report showed that crude oil inventories have risen to their highest levels since July 2002, the esteemed Wall Street brokerage firm, Goldman Sachs, released an analysis forecasting a continued increase in energy prices that could result in oil hitting $105 per barrel. As reported by Reuters: "We believe oil markets may have entered the early stages of what we have referred to as a super spike...
  • Terror suspects can buy guns: Are you kidding me?

    03/15/2005 9:59:25 PM PST · by freeholland · 21 replies · 699+ views
    A congressional investigation has discovered that dozens of terror suspects on federal watch lists were allowed to buy firearms legally in the United States last year. Over a nine month period, the panel discovered, 58 people suspected of ties to Islamic- based, militia-style or other groups applied to buy a gun, and 47 were approved. Yes, at the very same time U.S. troops were risking their lives to disarm terrorists in Iraq, 47 terror suspects were buying guns without so much as an official scowl. You see, it's not illegal for someone on a terrorist watch list to buy a...
  • NYC: Smokers Who Buy Online Need To Pay Up

    01/15/2005 11:55:06 AM PST · by HoggerFox · 134 replies · 3,581+ views
    CBS 2 online and television ^ | 1/13/05 | CBS 2 Marsha Kramer Reports
    NYC: Smokers Who Buy Online Need To Pay Up City Enforcing Cigarette Tax Laws Jan 13, 2005 12:20 pm US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) The New York City Finance Department has ordered smokers who bought tax-free cigarettes on the Internet to pay city taxes on their purchases. The demands were made in letters mailed this week. Finance Commissioner Martha Stark says it's part of a new effort to enforce the cigarette tax laws." The city mailed letters to about 2,300 people whose names were obtained from, which is no longer operating. The letters warned that recipients who failed to pay...
  • Politics: We're buying into the negative

    09/14/2004 7:39:48 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 234+ views
    star tribune(star and sickle) ^ | 9-14-04 | Patricia Lopez
    Call it the merchandising of the presidential election. With messenger bags querying "WWWD?" (for What Would 'W' Do?), pink tank tops bearing Teresa Heinz Kerry's "Shove it" remark and T-shirts boiling your choices down to "Great leadership versus great hair," the 2004 election has fueled an explosion of in-your-face political gear. In a nation that is split right down the middle over President Bush vs. Democratic challenger John Kerry, last election's apathy (Remember "Bush/Gore, Who Cares?") has been replaced by a white-hot interest in a horse race that every indicator has going down to the wire.
  • Second Lincoln WV resident indicted in election fraud probe

    08/28/2004 9:18:54 AM PDT · by RightthinkinAmerican · 18 replies · 1,022+ views ^ | August 27, 2004 11:50 AM | wchs news
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. A second Lincoln County resident has been indicted in the widening federal probe of election fraud in southern West Virginia. The grand jury alleges 35-year-old Jackie Adkins of Harts bribed four unidentified voters to influence the ballots they cast in May's primary election. The Division of Highways employee is the fifth person to be charged overall in a probe that has ensnared Logan County's sheriff, the city of Logan's police chief and a prominent Logan lawyer. A Lincoln County resident was indicted earlier in the probe. She was charged with falsely denying under oath that she and her...
  • Defense: State Gave Bryant Accuser $20K Defense: State Gave Bryant Accuser $20K

    07/29/2004 2:29:38 PM PDT · by Hawk44 · 50 replies · 863+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 07/28/2004 | Jon Sarche
    DENVER - Kobe Bryant's defense team says the woman accusing him of rape has received more than $17,000 from a victims' compensation fund in what it calls a rich incentive to pursue a false claim against the NBA star, according to a court transcript released Thursday. The 20-year-old woman would be ineligible for at least $17,000 she has already received if she lied about the alleged rape, defense attorney Pamela Mackey argued in a June 21 hearing. She said the woman would have to reimburse the fund if lies were discovered even more incentive to go forward with the...
  • Study: Californians can create more jobs, revenue by buying state-grown produce

    07/31/2003 5:34:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 275+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/31/03 | AP - FResno
    <p>FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Californians can help create more than 5,500 jobs and generate $1.38 billion in revenue each year if they shift 10 percent of their purchases to state-grown produce, according to a new study released Thursday.</p> <p>Californians can also generate about $188 million in taxes for local and state governments if 10 percent of their total purchases included state-grown fruits, vegetables and other California farm goods, according to a study funded by the Buy California Marketing Agreement.</p>