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  • 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
    newsbusters.org ^ | 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, news.com.au 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 GMarket...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...
  • Time for the next "Seward's Folly"? - Shameless Vanity

    05/24/2005 6:21:29 AM PDT · by gridlock · 35 replies · 998+ views
    5/24/05 | self
    OK, it's a vanity thread, but one with a purpose, IMHO. Please bear with me... The current situation in Russia presents the United States with a major opportunity. Over the next twenty or thirty years, the great geopolitical struggles will be over living space and mineral resources. These items will become increasingly scarce and expensive. China, in particular, will be in a position where they desperately need land for their growing population and raw materials to feed their industrial growth. Where will they go to get what they need? The obvious answer is Eastern Russia. Russia is in the middle...
  • information needed about 1st gun purchase

    05/15/2005 8:37:08 PM PDT · by rosy_toes · 281 replies · 4,438+ views
    I am a US citizen & my British husband is a lawful, DOCUMENTED, permanent resident (he has to wait another 17 months before he can become a citizen). We want to buy a handgun, for personal safety in our home. Does anyone know; would the fact that he is not yet a citizen effect us getting a gun? I have a CRAZY relative (brother), who has sworn to kill me (he attacked me at Christmas, breaking 2 of my fingers, giving me a fat lip & black eye - yet, believe it or not, when Police arrived, I WAS ARRESTED,...
  • CA: Hearst Ranch operating costs undisclosed days before purchase

    11/04/2004 8:56:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 386+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/4/04 | Paul Rogers
    Two days before it is scheduled to complete a $95 million deal to preserve the scenic Hearst Ranch, the Schwarzenegger administration still has not made public its estimates about how much the landmark purchase will cost taxpayers for new park rangers, maintenance and other expenses. --snip-- If Schwarzenegger officials stick with a rule they approved earlier this year aimed at curbing costs for new state parks, they would have to reject the Hearst deal because of its operating expenses. Or they could accept the deal, and keep costs down by closing Hearst's beaches to the public, which would be unpopular....
  • Draining Terror's Financial Swamps

    11/04/2004 2:09:22 PM PST · by forty_years · 795+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 4, 2004 | Douglas Farah
    Editor's note: Readers may be interested in two related stories: "Invested in Terrorism" and "BBC: U.S. Damned if it does and damned if it doesn't". -ALJ Douglas Farah uncovered the story of al-Qaeda's involvement in West Africa's diamond smuggling while reporting on Africa for the Washington Post, which he described in Blood from Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror (New York: Broadway, 2004). Mr. Farah, now a consultant, freelance writer on terror finance and national security matters, and a senior fellow at the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence, addressed the Middle East Forum in New York City on...
  • Kerry Misleads on Medicare

    09/20/2004 11:19:16 AM PDT · by forty_years · 8 replies · 1,371+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | September 20, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    On Monday, December 8, 2003, President Bush signed into law a Medicare prescription drug benefits package designed to help American seniors pay for their medications. This month, the Kerry campaign released a TV ad attacking President Bush’s Medicare record stating, “The very next day George Bush imposes the biggest Medicare premium increase in history while prescription drug costs still skyrocket.” There are several problems with this ad, namely that fact that 1) Kerry skipped the December 8 vote and 2) Kerry voted to support the increase in Medicare premiums that he now criticizes. The Kerry campaign offers no specifics on...
  • SERFS OR MODERN SHARE CROPPERS

    08/07/2004 1:05:22 PM PDT · by forest · 44 replies · 2,409+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #311 ^ | 8-7-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Share-cropping became common in the United States after the Civil War. Back then, many Southern plantations had ample land, but little money to pay wages. At the same time, a large segment of the population was left impoverished, with little prospect of earning an adequate living. So, it was little surprise that the landed people -- those with the means of producing a product -- contracted with the poor, who had labor to offer, to produce a product from which both might profit. Share croppers normally received a home, the necessary tools, farm animals, and sometimes even some education, for...
  • Grand jury probes L.A. school district's headquarters purchase

    07/23/2004 9:40:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 489+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/23/04 | AP - LA
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal grand jury has opened an investigation into the Los Angeles Unified School District's purchase of its $74.5 million downtown headquarters. LAUSD Inspector General Don Mullinax disclosed the investigation Thursday in a memo to school district officials. "I am writing to inform you that at the request of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California, the Office of the Inspector General is providing assistance in a federal grand jury investigation regarding the purchase of the Beaudry building," Mullinax wrote. Board member David Tokofsky, who cast the only vote against the purchase of the building,...
  • Yellowcake: Joe Wilson Skating on Thin Ice

    07/14/2004 1:48:51 PM PDT · by stevejackson · 17 replies · 1,831+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | 7/14/2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    Yellowcake: Joe Wilson Skating on Thin Ice By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 14, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Remember President Bush’s State of the Union Address in 2003? During his speech, Bush spoke of Iraqi attempts to buy uranium oxide -- now infamously known as “yellowcake” -- from Niger. The President’s assertion about a Nigerian uranium connection was attributed to British, not American, intelligence. Now, do you remember Joseph C. Wilson IV, the one-time CIA operative in Niger? He told the Washington Post that President Bush ignored his warning that it was “highly unlikely” that Iraq tried to buy yellowcake from Niger....
  • BuyMusic's downloads strike a sour note [inability to transfer music to mp3 players]

    07/29/2003 5:17:21 AM PDT · by yonif · 7 replies · 343+ views
    USA Today ^ | 7/28/2003 2:06 PM | Jefferson Graham
    <p>Last week Buy.com tried to take a bite out of Apple's successful iTunes Music Store by rolling out a low-priced song-download service said to be simple and reliable. But in an example of the technological trickiness involved in offering users the freedom they desire while giving music labels the protections they demand, early customers have found they can't transfer the tunes they buy on BuyMusic.com to digital portables.</p>
  • Vanity: Question about purchasing Land Rover

    07/09/2003 8:09:12 AM PDT · by Charlie OK · 8 replies · 284+ views
    myself | 7/9 | me
    Recently I have been pricing Land Rovers (used of course), and I know there are a lot of car experts on here. My question, are they known for going for tons of miles, as long as they are maintained well? I have heard stories about Volvos and other cars going for 200-300 thousand miles, and other brands doing that as well, I just didnt know if Land Rover was the same way.The reason I ask is because I am coming across some in my price range that say "low miles" and they have anywhere between 70,000 and 95,000 miles on...
  • Surrealist's collection to be sold despite outcry (France no longer has funds to purchase Art)

    04/08/2003 12:39:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 50 replies · 330+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02 Apr 2003 12:02 | By Caroline Brothers
    Surrealist's collection to be sold despite outcry 02 Apr 2003 12:02 By Caroline Brothers PARIS (Reuters) - Some 5,500 objects considered talismans of the French Surrealist movement from Breton to Magritte will go on sale in Paris this month despite an outcry from artists opposed to splitting up the works. The entire contents of poet Andre Breton's 70-square-metre workshop, except for a wall of "primitive" art objects which has been donated to Paris's Pompidou Centre, are going under the hammer because his descendants can no longer manage the legacy. The sale at famed auction house Drouot is expected to fetch...
  • Woman uses card to buy crack, fibs when bill comes, police say

    08/23/2002 11:41:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 266+ views
    The Decatur Daily ^ | 8/22/02 | Scott Parrott
    Woman uses card to buy crack, fibs when bill comes, police say By Scott Parrott DAILY Staff Writer sparrott@decaturdaily.com A Decatur woman bought crack cocaine with her husband's company credit card, then lied to him and police as they searched for an explanation to the $7,500 bill, authorities said. It was the second time the woman was accused of giving false information to police to cover a drug deal, records show. Richard Albano found unauthorized charges last week that included steak meals, hotel rooms and a rental car on his credit card bill. He notified police, who launched an investigation....
  • Air Force, Army chastised for princely spending

    06/03/2002 8:30:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies · 1,117+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | May 29, 2002 | By LISA HOFFMAN
    NATIONAL Air Force, Army chastised for princely spending By LISA HOFFMANScripps Howard News ServiceMay 29, 2002WASHINGTON - A $24,000 sofa and armchair; an $1,800 pillow; and $45,800 in silver and china - such accoutrements would cause little surprise if found in the abodes of the wealthy and well-known. But government auditors discovered these pricey items - and many more - not in a mansion but at Air Force and Army bases in Saudi Arabia, the rest of the Persian Gulf, Europe and the Balkans. In a just-released report, the General Accounting Office informed Congress that its auditors found a number...
  • July 9th is National Firearm Purchase Day - 2nd Annual NFPD will be even better than the first!

    06/02/2002 7:00:02 PM PDT · by ArmUSAAnaheimKalifornia · 31 replies · 622+ views
    JPFO, FreeRepublic, 2001 ^ | 6-2-02 | Jolynne, ARM USA, Anaheim, California
    Last year's National Firearm Purchase Day was a great success. We had many FReepers post the guns that they had bought, all in response to the UN's declaration of July 9, 2001 as Gun Burning Day at the UN. While they set to destroy hundreds of firearms, FReepers were responsible for giving hundreds of new firearms happy homes. We'd like to do it again! Last year July 9 fell on a Monday. Although we are normally closed Mondays, we opened our doors and had 4 times as many customers as any regular Tuesday. We are thankful to those who traveled...