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  • I Love My Guns

    10/07/2015 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
    “Folks, we’ve got a problem. I love firearms, I do. I’m trained in their use, I’m skilled in their use, I’m trained in safety, and I’m a responsible firearm owner. And this is a message to responsible firearm owners. People, at some point, we’re going to have to come to the conclusion that we’re going to need to get guns away from people who shouldn’t have them.”
  • Need advice on buying a used car (2012 Hyundai Accent)

    04/16/2014 7:04:10 PM PDT · by Kolath · 73 replies
    kolath ^ | 04/16/2014 | kolath
    I'm looking to buy a new vehicle after my old one (2005 Hyundai Accent) hit the 110000 mile mark. I've nicked-named it the "old gray mare" I'll be going to the same Hyundai dealer who sold me the previous Accent. I'm looking at a 2012 Accent which was a lease and it only has 6176 miles on it. Auto Check is "clean" and it's Hyundai "Certified Pre-Owned" (and under it's original warranty). Any advice you can offer to make this a smooth transaction, save some money, and avoid pitfalls? FYI: I'm already pre-approved by my local credit union (helps to...
  • Russia Should Buy Crimea

    03/15/2014 5:12:36 PM PDT · by kathsua · 33 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 3/15/14 | Reasonmclucus
    The best way to resolve the situation in Crimea in the event the residents want to separate from the Ukraine would be for Russia to purchase the territory. Russia could then allow the Crimeans to decide what status they wanted such as becoming an independent state or joining the other ethnic Russians in the Russian Federation. I was going to include this suggestion in a post dealing with the situation in general but decided the proposal would be more likely to be noticed if suggested in a separate post. I believe the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which ended the war...
  • ObamaCare: What Did Mary Landrieu “Purchase”?

    11/15/2013 2:26:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    WGNO ^ | 11/14/13 | Mike Church
    **SNIP** To date, 387 Louisiana citizens have signed up for ObamaCare [4] while 80,000 were scheduled to lose the insurance, Landrieu and Murray et al said they needed to buy in the first place. Ironically all those who are to lose their plans blame Obama, who did not author this travesty, Landrieu & her constitutional lawyers did. Today, President Obama strode to his throne and ordered that a 1 year reprieve on policy cancellations be issued by the peasants’ insurance commissioners, sparing Landrieu the full wrath of the Who Dat [r]epublic next November. Pelosi famously said ObamaCare needed to be...
  • Mortgage Purchase and Refi Applications Decline 4% With Rate Increases

    07/10/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The great Nick Timiraos at the Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on the Las Vegas housing market entitled “Foreclosure Squeeze Crimps Las Vegas Real-Estate Market.“ “The number of available homes has plunged here after a sweeping state law subjected lenders to stiff new foreclosure rules and penalties. With banks exercising caution, many homeowners—including those seriously delinquent on their loans—have been allowed to remain in place. As a result, there is little on the market at a time when first-time buyers and real-estate speculators are anxious to tap both cheap prices and low-interest mortgages.” So, The Fed puts in...
  • Well-Armed

    04/25/2013 10:23:30 AM PDT · by tentmaker · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2013 | Adam Kredo
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reserves the right to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammunition over the next five years and currently has “two years worth” of ammo on hand, or around 247 million rounds in its inventory, the department’s top procurement official said Thursday during congressional testimony. DHS has already purchased around 41 million rounds of ammunition this year alone, Nick Nayak, DHS’s chief procurement officer, said during an oversight hearing on Capitol Hill. Some $37 million in taxpayer dollars will be spent on the purchase of ammunition in the entirety of fiscal year 2013.
  • Time Warner Cable Drops Al Gore's Current TV Due To Purchase By Al Jazeera

    01/03/2013 5:55:41 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies ^ | 1/3/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Al Jazeera entered into an agreement to buy Al Gore's failing network Current TV. Hours later, as a result of the purchase, Time Warner Cable dropped the station with a message reading to viewers "This channel is no longer available on Time Warner Cable." According to multiple news sources, Current co-founder Joel Hyatt said in a statement that TWC dropped his TV network because TWC "did not consent to the sale to Al Jazeera." “Current will no longer be carried on TWC," wrote Hyatt. "This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will...
  • Gun permit applications can now be done online (NC)

    12/08/2012 8:48:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Lincoln County residents can now apply for and purchase gun permits through the Sheriff’s Office website. The agency recently made the switch to online applications to “provide better customer service” and “streamline the permit process,” ultimately cutting back on the public’s flow of traffic in and out of the Sheriff’s Office and increasing the system’s level of convenience for residents, according to a press release. Prior to moving the permit process online, citizens had to make multiple trips to the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff David Carpenter told the Times-News on Thursday.
  • Boy, 7, almost buys fighter jet online

    02/05/2011 7:45:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Times of India ^ | February 5, 2011 | IANS
    SYDNEY: A seven-year-old British boy nearly bought a real-life Harrier fighter jet for $113,515 via online shopping. The boy hit the "buy it now" button to purchase the fighter jet, which was put on sale at the online store eBay. But his father quickly apologised to the sellers, saying his son was not able to buy the aircraft out of his pocket money, reported Friday. "His dad rang up and profusely apologised to us, so it's still for sale. We've put it on as an auction now so that won't happen again," said a spokeswoman for Britain-based Jet Art...
  • China agrees to purchase $45B in US exports

    01/19/2011 11:42:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1/19/11 | Julie Pace - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to build ties with an economic rival, the White House said Wednesday that China would purchase $45 billion in U.S. exports, including a highly sought-after $19 billion deal for 200 Boeing airplanes. The announcement came as Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived at the White House for a state visit with President Barack Obama. The deals could soothe some concerns from the U.S. government and corporate America, both of which contend that China keeps its currency artificially low in order to make Chinese products cheaper in the U.S. and U.S. products costlier in China.
  • AOL, private equity firms explore Yahoo! purchase: WSJ

    10/13/2010 8:39:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 14, 2010 | none stated
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – AOL and several private equity firms are exploring the possibility of buying Yahoo!, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The newspaper said Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone Group are among the firms that have expressed interest in either teaming up with AOL to buy Yahoo! or trying to take it private on their own. The Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter," said at least two or three other companies could be interested in participating if a formal buyout proposal is drawn up. The newspaper said the discussions involving private-equity firms, AOL executives and financial advisers are...
  • Ethics Violation Filed In Precinct Property Purchase (Nashville Cop caught with hand in cookie jar)

    11/20/2009 8:24:53 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 2 replies · 410+ views
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 11/20/2009 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Were ethical lines crossed when the city purchased the property that will be the future site of the new west police precinct? One concerned citizen thinks so and is taking his complaint to the Tennessee Ethics Commission Related: Watch This Story His question about the property comes down to who owned it, a familiar name on the trust with Metro ties, and a price tag he says is way too high. Mike Peden believes something isn't right when it comes to the old Ford dealership on Charlotte Pike. Metro just bought it to become the future site...
  • Report: BB&T To Buy Colonial Branches, Deposits

    08/14/2009 4:00:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies · 609+ views
    WFTV ^ | August 14, 2009 | IEVA M. AUGSTUMS
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shares of BB&T Corp. rallied Friday on reports it will buy deposits and branches of Colonial BancGroup Inc. in a deal backed by federal regulators to take the struggling lender into receivership. The deal was approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Thursday night and is expected to be announced later on Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported. "The market is treating it as it was a foregone conclusion here," said Sandler O'Neill & Partners analyst Kevin Fitzsimmons. Shares of BB&T rose $2.26, or 8.8 percent, to $28.06 in afternoon trading Friday, while shares of Colonial...
  • Need new camera. Help!

    12/27/2007 6:23:40 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 58 replies · 402+ views
    My less than fertile grey matter | Published? | me
    Hey fellow FReepers. My camera, the Canon Powershot A540 has decided to bite the dust after 13 months. I strongly suspect abuse by spouse and possibly being used as a hand grenade by a 1 year old. So, I need a new camera. $200 top budget. Will be used to take pics of kids. Lots of indoor shots. Lots of outdoor shots. Maybe even some action shots. What I want. 7MP. 3x zoom, but prefer 4x or better. Here is where my language will say what I mean, but not in proper "camera" world terms. I want the flash to...
  • Your Opinion? I am looking for a Four-Wheel Drive family vehicle that seats five and is good on gas.

    09/12/2006 5:29:33 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 66 replies · 598+ views
    09.12.06 | chicken
    I need a four wheel drive heavy duty vechile. I currently drive an 8 passenger four wheel drive. I ned something with good gas milage, that can take my quarter mile gravel driveway, manage the hills and the substantial ice and snow. Of course it has to be economical, and make me look good as I fly down the road like a low-flying rocket. Your recommendations would be valued. Thank you.
  • Report: Iran planning nuclear 'surprise'

    08/23/2006 9:17:34 PM PDT · by familyop · 102 replies · 2,589+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 23AUG06 | AP AND JPOST.COM STAFF
    A senior official in Teheran said Wednesday that in the next few days, a "surprise" was expected regarding Iran's nuclear program, Al-Jazeera reported. Teheran's apparent refusal to suspend uranium enrichment set the stage for a showdown at the UN Security Council later this month. The United States said Wednesday that a proposal by Iran for nuclear negotiations falls short of UN demands for a halt to enrichment, and began plotting "next moves" with other governments. Diplomats from Europe, the US, Russia and China pored over details of Iran's counterproposal Wednesday, a day after Teheran presented it. Initial comments from Russia...
  • Suspicious cell phone purchases investigated

    08/16/2006 7:43:31 PM PDT · by Samwise · 92 replies · 2,182+ views
    Fox 59 News ^ | 8/16/06 | Kimberly King
    Hartford City, IN — The Indiana Homeland Security department was notified about the cell phone purchases. Two men have been questioned in Hartford City, Indiana. 22-year-old Bilal Muhamed Mustafa and 29-year old Sultan Allah Muhammond came to the Alco discount store looking to buy a particular model Nokia Trac phone in bulk. Terrorism experts say Tracphones can't be traced and are known to be used by terrorists as detenators for bombs. "Oh I was suspicious," said Alco Store Manager, Kenny Mazelin. " They always said after 9/11 be vigilant with cell phones sales and that we should contact somebody." That's...
  • Yahoo to Buy into South Korean GMarket

    06/09/2006 9:50:52 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 198+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | June 9, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Yahoo is planning to pony up $60 million to buy a 10% share in South Korea's No 2. online retailer GMarket. South Korea has one of Asia's fastest growing e-commerce industries. Yahoo will buy its steak, I mean, stake from the venture capital firm Oak Investment Partners. It seems Oak Investment is the only significant outside institutional investor in other words, Yahoo had to go through them to get their foot in the door. Yahoo's COO, Dan Rosenweigg, said, "GMarket's strength in e-commerce complements the strong offerings we already provide in the Korean market across communications, content, and search...
  • Air India to receive (35) Boeings from 2006

    12/16/2005 2:06:46 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 14 replies · 691+ views
    Economic Times ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2005
    NEW DELHI: Air India, the country's flag carrier, will begin receiving the first of its 35 mint new Boeing aircraft from 2006, with the last plane being delivered in 2013. Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday announced the cabinet's approval of Air India's fleet expansion plans and said a group of ministers would work out the pricing with the manufacturer "in as quick a period as possible". In addition, subsidiary Air India Charters Limited that operates the no-frills Air India Express, will start taking delivery of the first of its 18 new Boeings from 2006 and the process will be...
  • Need suggestions on car purchase

    07/24/2005 6:15:20 AM PDT · by Treeless Branch · 129 replies · 1,935+ views
    Me | Me
    Sorry for the vanity, but I do respect the opinions of the posters on this board, who also possess a great wealth of information. With that said, I am in the process of buying a car, and wanted your advice. Here is the deal. I am a young attorney at a large corporate law firm. I have about $40,000 to spend. I need something that I can drive clients around in, yet hopefully is fun to drive, reliable, and that my estemeed colleagues will not view with disdain. I am not opposed to buying a used car, and would prefer...