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Is it a Secret? by VFW
Have you ever noticed that some people function in a world where they feel that for them to do well, someone has to do poorly? It's like they haven't noticed that there is plenty. Plenty for everyone. Esp. if you share what you do have, it comes back to you. And you realize "Greed" is not...
September 21st 10 11:43 PM
by Bill Go to last post
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A/C Condensate Drain Pipe Cleaning Guide with pictures by Paul Michaels
A few years ago I was living in a home where the air handler was up in the attic. I neglected to ever maintain the air handler's drain pipe so it eventually clogged up and started leaking water down through the bathroom's exhaust fan. That unfortunate experience taught me to check, clean, and...
September 21st 10 10:22 PM
by Al[_3_] Go to last post
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Measure the Voltage of Batteries by VFW
a cheap Volt-Meter can accurately measure the real voltage of various small batteries you use around the house. Like the other day , The remote wouldn't work and out of four batteries in it. Only one was low. I replaced just the one and saved $$$ Mostly we use rechargeable ones. Tho. they cost...
September 21st 10 10:20 PM
by Al[_3_] Go to last post
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Yet another preventable death blamed on SUVs? by Edward Dolan
"His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Spirits of the Jungle" wrote in message ... Ed, I acknowledge you are the greatest spammer here and since you want to be remembered by posterity, you leave...
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U/$. currency to be re-designed? by VFW
I've heard their looking to re-design the paper stuff. Will all the old bills have to resurface and be converted. I think I know where I hid most of it. -- Karma, What a concept!
September 21st 10 07:00 AM
by VFW Go to last post
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How To Clean Your Clothes Dryer Vent by Paul Michaels
I read a home fire safety article recently and it inspired me to clean the hot air exhaust vent on our clothes dryer. I also figured it would help the appliance run more efficiently and cost us less money to use. I used a wet/dry shop vacuum, but just doing the cleaning by hand works really well...
September 21st 10 01:04 AM
by Susan Bugher Go to last post
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Miss Manners on modern dating and expenses by Lenona
http://www.buffalonews.com/life/columns-advice/miss-manners/article194704.ece Dear Miss Manners: Since this is the 21st century and not the 18th century, I thought that perhaps womenís thinking had changed. Evidently, when it comes to spending money on others, it hasnít. I would like to know the...
September 21st 10 12:59 AM
by Millhaven Go to last post
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when insurance savings isn't savings at all by Ohioguy
I was talking to my next door neighbor about bills a couple of weeks ago. I mentioned I was paying about $510 a year for our house insurance. Our neighbor mentioned that she was paying less than that for insurance on both her house and her car. At that point, I immediately found myself...
September 20th 10 08:35 AM
by h[_6_] Go to last post
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Where can I get my "free" money? by VFW
I was watching TV and Kevin Trudeau was on with his info-commercial promising free money. anyone know which web-sites he talks about? I'm so frugal , I don't want to buy his book. -- Karma, What a concept!
September 19th 10 10:45 PM
by Max[_6_] Go to last post
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Property Tax Surprise. by Jeff Thies
I appealed my property taxes last year and just got the new bill. Last year it was ~$1,400. This year, $33.43. Take that OhioGuy! The house value fell by about 2/3 and it was enough for the exemptions to cover most of the assessed. The world is run by loons.
September 19th 10 12:23 AM
by Dan Birchall Go to last post
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Cancelling CompuServe - Gonna Have Issues? by Coffee's For Closers[_3_]
I have a Compuserve account that I'm not using now. However, I have heard that there may be some resistance to just saying, "Please Stop." This is especially worrying since it has a monthly automatic payment from my checking account. I have heard that CompuServe has a reputation of failing to...
September 18th 10 01:11 PM
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How the GDP and CPI spin is used hide the real problem..cancerous levels of growth in govt. by phil scott
On Sep 3, 6:12*am, "h" wrote: "phil scott" wrote in message ... Fortunately those who struggle honestly in this time frame, retain their integrity and health seed the...
September 18th 10 09:19 AM
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Chuck E. Cheese Recalls Toys by zeez[_4_]
Chuck E. Cheese Recalls Toys Gang violence isn't Chuck E. Cheese's only recent headache: The restaurant is recalling 1.2 million toy rings and eyeglasses because children could potentially swallow parts of them, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. The plastic toys...
September 18th 10 06:20 AM
by zeez[_4_] Go to last post
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Every car to have baby on board Warning? by VFW
for those who forget a baby in a hot, the gummint to the rescue. the techies haven't figured out how it should work. did you know there have been like 45 babies left to die in hot cars. Mommy "forgot" she had a kid in the back seat. Natural Selection in action?????????????????? -- Karma, What a...
September 17th 10 09:36 PM
by Derald Go to last post
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Why America can have better bicycling than Europe by Chief Thracian[_5_]
On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 05:27:16 -0700 (PDT), "His Highness the TibetanMonkey, Creator of the Movement of Tantra-Hammock" wrote: Everything comes from abroad. Well, babies do, that's for sure. Don't know about everything else. :P
September 16th 10 09:49 PM
by Chief Thracian[_5_] Go to last post
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$86 for school pictures (x2) by Ohioguy
Got our credit card bill today, and at first I didn't recognize duplicate charges from one company. My wife recognized it, though - school pictures, $86 each. Now I remember, about 3 weeks ago, arguing about the cost, but eventually giving in. We have a lot of relatives, and my wife wanted...
September 15th 10 12:03 PM
by Rod Speed[_1_] Go to last post
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Black and Decker Orbit Sanders of Death recalled by Mrs Irish Mike
On Sep 12, 2:54*pm, zeez wrote: notbob wrote: On 2010-09-12, Jeff Thies wrote: * *Does B&D make anything anymore that isn't crap? If they do, I've not seen it. *Most B&D stuff can now be found at Walmart. *That pretty much...
September 15th 10 08:06 AM
by zeez[_4_] Go to last post
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Don't flush for "number one"? by Bill
I got to thinking how much water we use by flushing the toilet each time we go "number one"... The internet says we typically go "number one" 7 to 13 times a day... A newer water saving toilet uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush (gpf). At 10 flushes per day, that would be 16 gallons a day. Or...
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September 14th 10 06:47 PM
by Millhaven Go to last post
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Negro bus drivers molested disabled passengers. by walt tonne
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/09/AR2010090906812.html I recall several incidents in which negro nursing home attendents were caught having sex with comatose patients.
September 12th 10 12:13 AM
by walt tonne Go to last post
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Fighting The Recession With Decor by RainGod
In these hard times, saving money is critical. Accenting your home with distinctive vintage decor from Tiliks (www.etsy.com/shop/Tiliks), instead of completely decorating, can significantly reduce your costs.
September 11th 10 01:13 PM
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