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  • How I saved $1,500 on a Ford Fusion Advancetrac repair(dumbest trick ever and worked)

    02/13/2018 5:05:19 PM PST · by Vendome · 74 replies
    Vanity | 2/13/2018 | Vendome
    So, I drained my battery and got a jump start. Fantastic! I can get back on the road! Wrong! The warning light for ABS module (AdvanceTrac®) and the electric power assist steering came on and I had no power steering. No problem, I went home and began researching what the problem might be. Maybe it was a short?
  • Mikas Hush Hush Divorce Fuels Joe Romance Chatter

    06/30/2016 9:33:34 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 27 replies
    New York Pst ^ | 06/26/16 | Emily Smith
    “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough could soon go public as a couple. Page Six has exclusively learned that Brzezinski and her husband of 23 years have quietly divorced. Popular MSNBC stars Scarborough and Brzezinski are widely rumored to be romantically involved — and there’s plenty of on-air chemistry for all to see. But while Scarborough is also divorced — since 2013 — the TV duo have never confirmed they’re romantically involved. An NBC insider told us, “Everybody at 30 Rock knows they are a couple . . . They are constantly together, they arrive and leave events together, even...
  • Bushcare---Bush found solution to America's healthcare crisis 7 years ago Too bad nobody listened

    02/19/2014 5:26:46 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-18-2014 | Edward Lazear-Commentary
    Bushcare George W. Bush found the solution to America's healthcare crisis seven years ago. Too bad nobody listened. By EDWARD LAZEAR February 18, 2014 The Congressional Budget Office’s warning that the Affordable Care Act will cause employment to fall by the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time workers is just the latest of Obamacare’s negative surprises. Unfortunately, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s statement that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” is proving to be depressingly accurate.The law’s defenders legitimately argue that it is not sufficient merely to criticize the Affordable Care...
  • What You Can and Can't Do During the Government Shutdown(So silly and a non issue)

    10/02/2013 2:16:02 PM PDT · by Vendome · 16 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Oct 2, 2013 | Op-ed
    Feel free to go directly to the article and learn what is open and what is closed but, this whole "Man Made Disaster" is much ado about nothing.During a shutdown, you can:Get help from 911: All emergency services will continue as usual, including law enforcement and emergency and disaster assistance.Get caught by a red light camera in D.C.: Red light cameras will still be running, and tickets will still be sent out, which brings us to the next item on the list...Get mail: Employees of the United States Postal Service are exempt from furloughs.Get your Social Security benefits: Payments...
  • Barack Obama actually said this

    08/23/2012 8:45:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 8/23/12 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Barack Obama has become accustomed to being the center of attention. For many like him, that's one of the biggest appeals of politics, the television exposure it attracts and the power that seems to come with that instant recognition and fame. "As Advertised on TV" When you walk into a room now where pre-screened people have paid sometimes $40,000 just to be in your earthly presence, people stand, heads turns, lips whisper and hands clap. That's a heady experience, even if you weren't raised by grandparents because your birth parents chose to be absent. A modest upbringing, it seems, does...
  • Gingrich 2012

    01/19/2012 8:00:47 AM PST · by Vendome · 19 replies
    Vanity | 1/19/2012 | Vendome
    Newt is the obvious choice for the Presidency. He crafted the strategies which gave us majorities in the 90's. He crafted The Contract with America which led to Welfare Reform, Lower Taxes and a Balanced Budget. I have been arguing against Clinton taking credit for those initiatives for years and I even had to correct our local talk radio host, Brian Sussman, the second day of his show. There is no one left who has a record of accomplishment that can compete with Newt. We will have majorities in the Congress and Senate to help Newt carry out his 21st...
  • ABC's 'This Week': Founding Fathers Were 'Guys Who Didn't Give Women the Vote and Let Slavery Stand'

    07/03/2011 10:43:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    ABC's "This Week" began its Independence Day weekend program with a segment that echoed Time magazine's cover story questioning whether the Constitution matters anymore. After historian Douglas Brinkley said, "We shouldn't act like [the Founding Fathers] were somehow omnipotent," ABC's John Donvan responded, "They were not gods, they were guys - guys who didn't give women the vote and let slavery stand" (video follows with transcript and commentary): DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, HISTORIAN: It's a very slippery slope to start cherry-picking your favorite golden oldie from the Founding Fathers and slapping it on to political speeches today. Democrats and Republicans quote from...
  • Neutralize THIS, Julius!

    12/03/2010 11:02:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Judi McLeod ^ | 12/3/10 | Judi McLeod
    Here’s betting FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s proposal on “preserving Internet freedom and openness” doesn’t touch the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) and its offshoot the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). In Net Neutrality, Julius style, some animals are always more equal than others. While some tend to see the Internet as on one side and HuffPo on the other, it’s really WorldWide Net versus IGC/APC. Plebes of the Net Unite. While citizen journalist bloggers pay Internet server fees and worry about bandwidth, for decades now IGC has been funded by the Tides Foundation.
  • Could This Kill Cancer?

    11/21/2010 1:59:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/21/10 | Staff
    When Hendrik Luesch invited me to Florida to go snorkeling, I didn’t expect to be wading through brackish muck in the Indian River Lagoon, a 156-mile-long estuary. (Snip) Luesch sprinkled Symploca extract on cultures of colon, bone, and breast-cancer cells, and they withered within hours, as though they’d been doused with Roundup; he did the same with healthy cells, and they survived virtually unscathed. Luesch christened the new compound “largazole” (the first batch came from algae near Key Largo), and has recently completed animal testing: in mice, largazole slowed the growth of cancerous colorectal tumors.
  • Croatian cameraman fired over T-shirt message

    07/31/2009 4:09:46 PM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies · 1,107+ views
    sify ^ | 2009-07-31 | sify
    A Croatian cameraman was fired Friday after Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor took offence to a message on a T-shirt the cameraman was wearing at the government press conference. RTL television cameraman Thursday afternoon wore a T-shirt with the words: 'I do not need sex, the government f***s me every day'.
  • Hugo Chavez: Colombia is 'Israel of Latin America'

    07/25/2009 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Flavius · 8 replies · 622+ views
    t ^ | 7/24/09 | Jeremy McDermot
    President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has said he will double the number of tanks in his army as he accused neighbouring Colombia of becoming the 'Israel of Latin America' after agreeing to host US military operations.
  • AP's Loven Describes Obama Speech -- 5-1/2 Hours Before It Began

    02/25/2009 8:24:19 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 11 replies · 938+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 25, 2009 - 09:19 | Tom Blumer
    Who knew that the Associated Press's Jennifer Loven has the ability to see into the future? That must be the case, because yesterday she told us what had happened at Barack Obama's sort-of State of the Union speech -- 5-1/2 hours before Obama uttered a word.
  • Playing Chicken

    09/10/2007 3:14:56 PM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 290+ views
    People of the Web ^ | Sept. 7, 2007 | KEVIN SITES
    Jason Atkins is going to court to fight for the right to webcast cockfights. By KEVIN SITES, FRI SEP 7, 4:38 PM PDT MIAMI - Ask Jason Atkins about the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal, and his reaction is anger and disgust. "I just thought, you know, [he's] gotta be the worst criminal I've ever seen," he says. 'Girls and Guns' is among the features on Jason Atkins' ToughSportsLive Web site. Animal rights advocates might find that response surprising, because Atkins's Web network,, features live cockfighting from Puerto Rico — which, while legal there, is banned now in all 50...
  • Obesity? This is a job for Supernanny(neo soviet barf alert)

    08/28/2006 11:20:06 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 272 replies · 2,779+ views
    Fat is not a feminist issue, as Susie Orbach once claimed. Fat is a class issue. Rich, educated people are not fat; you see almost no children in private schools who are overweight. Fatness and obesity are directly related to lower education and lower incomes. What is sad is that at a time when this country is richer than ever and ought to have better schools than ever, we have far more fat people than ever — a dangerous explosion of flab. Last week the Department of Health issued a report grimly called Forecasting Obesity to 2010 and its findings...
  • Prolife Home for Unwed Mothers Featured on FX Networks '30 Days' this Wednesday

    08/23/2006 10:51:02 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 94 replies · 2,604+ views
    email | 8 23 06 | email
    LONG BEACH, Ca., Aug. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- His Nesting Place, a pro-life home for unwed mothers will be featured on FX Networks "30 Days" program this Wednesday, August 24th at 10:00PM. Morgan Spurlock, producer of Super Size Me, sent his video crew along with pro-choice activist, Jennifer from Atlanta Georgia, to His Nesting Place for 30 days. During these 30 days Jennifer lived in the home under the same guidelines as any pregnant woman in a crisis pregnancy situation would live. Jennifer was required to help out around the home as well as volunteer at the crisis pregnancy center...
  • Squirrel hunters, UNITE, WE NEED YOU

    07/28/2006 8:59:10 PM PDT · by girlangler · 45 replies · 806+ views
    email ^ | 7/28/2006 | Jim Martinsen
    <p>Dear Etta: I need your help to let the Jacksboro area squirrel hunters know Mepps still buys squirrel tails. Every year it gets tougher to get the tails we need to dress our spinners, but we know from experience a little ink or air time is always a big help. Details are below. Any assistance you can offer, Etta would be sincerely appreciated. Should you need additional information please contact me.</p>
  • This Might Not Be A World War, But It Still Needs A Sense Of Urgency

    07/23/2006 5:29:30 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-23-2006 | Niall Ferguson
    This might not be a world war, but it still needs a sense of urgency By Niall Ferguson (Filed: 23/07/2006) This is not the first time that world leaders have had their summers ruined by "a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing". In the summer of 1938, the quarrel between Germans and Czechs over the Sudetenland - which inspired Neville Chamberlain's notorious phrase - brought Europe to the brink of war. Chamberlain's shuttle diplomacy, which saw him fly three times to see Hitler in Germany, was inspired by memories of an earlier quarrel over...
  • Is This The Oldest Human Virus?

    07/18/2006 6:27:06 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,123+ views
    Is this the oldest human virus? (Filed: 18/07/2006) The papillomavirus has been afflicting humans and their ancestors for millions of years. Now scientists have worked out how it has evolved, reports Roger Highfield Hundreds of millions of years ago, a relative of this virus made dinosaurs sprout warts. When our ancestors split from the apes up to seven million years ago, the virus split with them. Among the earliest modern humans, it was still multiplying, spreading and evolving. Today, this virus, perhaps the oldest to afflict humankind, is causing more suffering than at any time in its history. Although many...
  • America's Best & Brightest?

    06/22/2006 2:30:13 PM PDT · by mukraker · 44 replies · 1,871+ views
    (Washington) An anonymous Washington DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of why our country might be in trouble: 1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. 2. I got a call from a candidate's staffer, who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information, then she interrupted me with, "I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts," Without trying to make her look stupid, I calmly explained,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 June 2006

    06/11/2006 4:36:07 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 697 replies · 15,375+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 11 June 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, June 11th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Army Gen. George Casey, top U.S. commander in Iraq; Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.; retired Gen. Richard Myers; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; and Dan Senor, former provisional authority spokesman in Iraq. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Army Gen. George Casey, top U.S. commander in Iraq. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Army Gen. George Casey, top U.S. commander in Iraq. THIS WEEK (ABC): L. Paul Bremer, former head of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq; and Reps. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., and...