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  • The Gift-Card Economy

    01/07/2007 7:23:43 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 743+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7 January 2007 | STEPHEN J. DUBNER and STEVEN D. LEVITT
    What do a gym membership, a bottle of prescription pills and a holiday gift card have in common? Each of them is a thing that is bought and then often goes unused. In their recent paper “Paying Not to Go to the Gym,” the economists Stefano DellaVigna and Ulrike Malmendier showed that people who buy an annual membership to a health club overestimate by more than 70 percent how much they’ll actually use it. Many people, therefore, would be better off buying monthly or daily passes. ...As for gift cards — well, let’s just say there is good reason that...

    08/25/2006 5:18:57 PM PDT · by Diago · 16 replies · 891+ views
    FUN WITH THE ACLU Wanna have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD! As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, CHRISTIAN, card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world. Make sure it says "Merry Christmas" on it. Here's the Address, just don't be rude or crude. ACLU 125 Broad Street 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 Two tons of Christmas cards would freeze their operations because they wouldn't know if any were regular mail containing contributions.. So spend 39...
  • Send Christmas cards to the ACLU!

    08/28/2006 6:43:18 PM PDT · by LibertyGrrrl · 36 replies · 1,345+ views
    Email | 8/28/06 | Email
    Christmas cards! Yes, Christmas cards. This is coming early (really early) so that you can get ready to include an important address to your list. Read on........ What a GREAT idea! Fun with the ACLU...... Want to have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD this year. As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice, CHRISTIAN, card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world. Make sure it says "Merry Christmas" on it Here's the Address, just don't be rude or...
  • This card costs 'cause you aren't supposed to have it'

    05/02/2006 8:02:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 439+ views ^ | May 2, 2006 | Darren Rovell
    Alex Gordon has yet to play a single game in the major leagues and yet his rookie card is the hottest in all of baseball, selling for as much as $2,550 in recent weeks. Is Gordon the Kansas City Royals' next great player? Could be. But that isn't why his card, which is No. 297 in Topps' 2006 set, is worth that kind of money. The piece of cardboard is worth that much only because it never should have been produced in the first place. Last year, in part to reduce confusion in the marketplace, the Major League Baseball Players...
  • Land O' Lakes resort attracting college kids with strip poker

    01/26/2006 8:23:29 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    Land O' Lakes resort attracting college kids with strip poker Land O'Lakes, Florida - A clothing-optional Land O' Lakes resort is trying to lure college students with a strip poker tournament. Paradise Lakes Resort owner Joe Lettelleir says he's been trying to come up with ways to attract younger people. He says he got the idea for the tournament from Kristy Lucas, an unpaid University of South Florida intern. Fliers are being passed around campus and advertisements are in USF's student newspaper. A USF spokeswoman says the university's administration is aware of the event and the school is not affiliated...
  • America Supports You: Rumsfeld Carries Free Phone Cards to Troops

    12/23/2005 12:42:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 665+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Dec 23, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2005 – At Camp Fallujah, Iraq, today, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld passed a box to the camp's sergeant major. The sergeant major then distributed the contents - handfuls of pre-paid calling cards -- to Marines serving there. "The timing on this is great," said Lance Cpl. Nicholas Lutz, a mechanic with the 8th Marines. "It was going to be a short call home for Christmas, but with this it'll be a much better visit with my family." Other Marines cheered when they saw what the sergeant major was handing out, a DoD official traveling with Rumsfeld...
  • Is Real Estate a House of Cards? ( Why the answer is NO !)

    12/19/2005 11:47:44 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 38 replies · 1,225+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/19/2005 | Jeremy Siegel
    The Future for Investors by Jeremy Siegel, Ph.D. Is Real Estate a House of Cards? Monday, December 19, 2005 Real estate has been the hottest asset class over the past five years. Some locales have seen prices double in two or three years and news of investors flipping condos reminds me of the frenzied days of Internet IPOs in the late 1990s. But with the latest rise in mortgage rates there's been an unmistakable shift in sentiment. Recent data from the research firm ISI shows that the dollar value of unsold homes in the U.S. has now surpassed $500 billion,...
  • Students make holiday cards for troops (and a small child shall lead them)

    12/01/2005 3:13:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 410+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | Pfc. Jason Jordan
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (Army News Service, Dec. 1, 2005) -- In an attempt to bring the holiday spirit to deployed Soldiers, students and teachers from a New Jersey school have been sending hundreds of homemade greeting cards to troops with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division deployed to Baghdad. “We wanted to do something for our American Soldiers who are stationed overseas,” said Dr. Nell Sanders, principal of the Allen W. Roberts School in New Providence, N.J. The school encourages writing in every subject and thought it would be a great idea to combine writing with doing kind...
  • Christmas Messages to the Troops

    11/19/2005 7:23:52 AM PST · by daybreakcoming · 160 replies · 1,927+ views
    Merry Band of Patriots
    After this week's message of "cut and run" outrage this may seem like a small thing but one positive thing we can do right now for our troops is send them a Christmas message of support. No rants - just letting them know the ways that we love and support them. They need to hear this more than ever and what better way than a Christmas letter. Working with FR's own Merry Band of Patriots, you can FReepmail me the message from you/your family. No need for your full name but your location would be nice so the troops can...
  • Carpenter nabs Cy Young honors

    11/11/2005 12:33:55 AM PST · by demsux · 12 replies · 677+ views
    MLB.COM ^ | 11/10/2005 8:08 PM ET | By Matthew Leach /
    ST. LOUIS -- When it mattered most, Chris Carpenter was at his best.
  • Sending Cards to Soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital (Update in Post #24)

    11/01/2005 8:35:50 AM PST · by nuconvert · 50 replies · 5,367+ views
    Nov. 1, 2005 | nuconvert
  • Poker’s Biggest Prize - $100 Million Could Be Won In A Single Hand Of Poker

    10/26/2005 6:23:15 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 73 replies · 1,318+ views
    emediawire ^ | 10/26/2005 | Unknown
    Poker’s Biggest Prize - $100 Million Could Be Won In A Single Hand Of Poker Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 26, 2005 -- In a move that will send shockwaves throughout the poker world, poker tournament producer Cinda Ltd. today unveiled its latest poker innovation - a poker tournament that will include huge jackpot prizes. This unique tournament will likely produce some of the most thrilling poker action ever seen. Entrants to the tournament – in addition to winning an impressive purse – could walk away with a monstrous $100 Million Jackpot Prize. The “Noble Poker $100 Million Mega-Tournament” will...
  • Treats for troops

    08/25/2005 4:46:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 370+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 25, 2005 | Cpl. Edward L. Mennenga
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Aug. 25, 2005) -- Cpl. Mike Anderson, G-5 Marine Air Ground Task Force plans non-commissioned officer-in-charge, II Marine Expeditionary Force has helped coordinate the deployment of more than 30,000 Marines and sailors in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. However, once the service members leave for deployment, Anderson and his family don’t leave them out to dry. Rich Lane, Anderson’s uncle and founder of Treats and Letters From America Incorporated not for profit, sends homemade beef jerky and letters to II MEF Marines, sailors, and any other service member who asks for...
  • Joseph Hachem wins World Series of Poker Main Event ($7.5 Million)

    07/16/2005 9:00:57 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 13 replies · 1,379+ views
    A new champion: Joseph Hachem wins the heads-up duel to claim the WSOP title A remarkable 5,619 players signed up for the legendary $10,000 buy-in main event, which began on July 7. At 7 am July 16, a new champion was crowned: Joseph Hachem from Melbourne, Australia. This is Hachem's first WSOP event, ever. A dedicated poker player, he chose to wait until his children were older before making the journey to Vegas to participate in the world series.View final results
  • Sailors Support 'Gifts From the Home Front'

    07/14/2005 4:43:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 264+ views
    America Supports You ^ | July 14, 2005 | Lt.j.g. Leslie Miller
    WASHINGTON, July 14, 2005 – Sailors from Strategic Communications Wing One recently donated their time and energy in an effort to support troops overseas. Petty Officer First Class John Blaise with the Wing’s Mobile Operations Division spearheaded the “Gifts from the Home Front” fundraiser and organized the all day event. Blaise and other sailors from the Wing’s Mobile Operations Division collected monetary donations from Tinker Air Force Base Exchange customers, and used 100 percent of the donations to purchase “Gifts From the Home Front” gift certificates for the troops from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Web site. The...
  • Colombia issues own 'most-wanted' deck

    06/14/2005 7:57:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 548+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/14/05 | Kim Housego - AP
    BOGOTA, Colombia - The Ace of Diamonds? The supreme rebel commander known as "Sureshot" for his prowess in combat gets the honor. The guerrillas' ruthless military chief is the Ace of Spades. They both carry a $2.1 million bounty. It's Colombia's version of the famous deck of cards created for U.S. soldiers hunting down ousted Saddam Hussein and other leaders from the deposed Iraqi regime. Each Colombian card carries the name, photo and reward amount for a most-wanted insurgent leader on one side and the army's hot line on the reverse. Army officials plan this weekend to distribute 5,000 of...
  • HEADS UP CALIFORNIANS! Illegal Alien Driver's License Bill Set for Hearing Tomorrow

    05/18/2005 8:55:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 2,140+ views
    Save Our ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our
    Senator Gil Cedillo's bill to give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens is set to be heard in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee this Thursday. Please take time today to contact the committee members and ask them to oppose this bill. more information available at email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • McCain backs off migrant claim

    05/18/2005 8:31:33 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 36 replies · 1,367+ views
    East Valley ^ | Ryan Gabrielson
    "If we went down to the Camelback Inn today in Phoenix and arrested everyone who’s working there illegally, the place would probably shut down," McCain was quoted as saying in The Hill, a nonpartisan newspaper covering politics in the nation’s capitol.
  • McCain/Kennedy Expected to Unveil New Guestworker/Amnesty Legislation

    05/16/2005 5:26:41 PM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies · 3,249+ views
    FAIR ^ | May 16, 2005 | Staff
    On May 12, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced companion guestworker amnesty bills, S. 1033 and H.R. 2330. The text of this legislation is not yet available, but here's what we've learned this legislation entails. Millions of currently resident illegal aliens would be permitted to buy guestworker status for a fee of $1,000. After the first three year term they could apply for three year extensions (for another $1000), and in the meantime, apply for green cards. After six years they would be eligible for permanent residency, which...

    05/16/2005 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Irontank · 24 replies · 1,617+ views
    -- “Illegal Aliens should be rounded up and deported.” LONEGAN NEWS CONFERENCE TO PROTEST “DRIVING PRIVILEGE” LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS LODI -- Bogota Mayor and GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Lonegan will hold a news conference at 12 noon, Monday, May 16, 2005 to protest proposed “driving privilege” licenses so illegal aliens can drive cars “legally.” WHERE? Outside Lodi DMV, 8 Mill Street (off Garibaldi Ave.), Lodi WHEN? Noon, TODAY, Monday, May 16, 2005. WHAT? Lonegan will also urge State Republican Chairman Tom Wilson to withdraw his support for the “driving privilege” driver’s license for illegal aliens as expressed in a...