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  • Wedding bells ringing at Taco Bell offering cheap nuptial option

    02/15/2017 7:24:23 AM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Claire Ricke
    A cheaper option to tie the knot, the Taco Bell wedding costs $600. Alongside the Crunchwrap Supremes and burritos, couples can order a wedding off of the menu. The money includes: •Taco Bell garter •Bow tie •Wedding bouquet made of sauce packets •Just Married T-Shirts •Taco Bell brand champagne flutes The newlywed’s first meal will be a twelve-pack of tacos and a Cinnabon delights cake. It starts this summer.
  • Megyn Kelly says Trump aide Dan Scavino is responsible for inciting violent threats against her -

    12/08/2016 2:09:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 77 replies ^ | 12/8/16 | Chris Spargo
    full title..................Megyn Kelly says Trump aide Dan Scavino is responsible for inciting violent threats against her - and that she and her kids have needed armed guards to protect them for 16 months....................... Megyn Kelly spoke about the threats she has received over the past 16 months and the fact that armed guards still protect her and her family She also said that the man inciting this in some Trump supporters was Dan Scavino, Trump's director of social media Scavino most recently attacked Kelly after Newt Gingrish exploded on the Fox News host during her show The Kelly File 'Watch...
  • Megyn Kelly tries to shame Cruz for buddying-up with Trump, who insulted his wife's looks

    07/09/2016 6:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Blasting News ^ | July 9, 2016 | Roz Zurko
    Megyn Kelly seems to love poking Donald Trump with a stick despite having trotted an olive branch into Trump Towers not too long ago. Megyn Kelly of Fox News got a bit "snarky" when reporting on Ted Cruz accepting Donald Trump's invitation to speak at the Republican Convention during her show this week. Kelly seems to up the ante with her criticism if it has anything to do with Donald Trump. Despite her very public trek with an olive branch over to Trump Towers a while back, she still seems to harbor some animosity when it comes to the GOP...
  • Trump’s Delegates Are Now Begging for Money Online

    04/21/2016 10:51:15 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 74 replies ^ | 04.21.16 | Gideon Resnick
    If Trump’s delegates can’t make it to the Republican convention in Cleveland this July, he could become just a weird footnote in primary history. So why isn’t he paying to get them there? MAKE AMERICA BEG AGAIN! Trump’s Delegates Are Now Begging for Money Online If Trump’s delegates can’t make it to the Republican convention in Cleveland this July, he could become just a weird footnote in primary history. So why isn’t he paying to get them there? Donald Trump may be really, really rich, but it’s not apparent that he’s using his great fortune to get his delegates...
  • Donald Trump Now in Twitter Battle With Prince of Saudi Arabia For Retweeting Fake Photo

    01/28/2016 6:30:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 142 replies ^ | January 28, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier today GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump retweeted an obviously fake photo featuring a woman in a burqa, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Talal. Prince Talal noticed and issued a response. It's not clear what bailouts Talal is referring to, but this certainly is a rocky start to diplomatic relations should Trump win the White House. This isn't the first time the two have feuded. In the past, Trump referred to Talal as a "dopey" prince. Prince Talal noticed and issued a response. It's not clear what bailouts Talal is referring to, but this certainly is...
  • Canada Set To Unleash Negative Interest Rates As Oil Patch Dies, Depression Deepens

    01/19/2016 3:59:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/19/2016 | Tyler Durden
    This Wednesday, the Bank of Canada has a decision to make.Canada's oil "dream" is dying thanks to the inexorable slide in crude prices and as the IEA made clear earlier today, the pain is set to persist for the foreseeable future as the world "drowns in oversupply.""Lower for longer" has hit the country's oil patch hard. We've spent quite a bit of time documenting the plight of Alberta, where job cuts tied to crude's slide have led directly to rising suicide rates, soaring property crime, and increased food bank usage (not to mention booming business for repo men).Adding insult...
  • New Ted Cruz ad targets immigration with an ‘invasion’ of white collar workers

    01/05/2016 9:17:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trailblazer Blog ^ | January 5, 2016 | Christine Ayala
    Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign is driving home the senator's hard-line stance on immigration with a dramatic new ad, depicting a stampede of white-collar workers, dressed in suits and ties, crossing the Rio Grande looking for work. The ad titled "Invasion" pulls from Cruz's Nov. 10 debate remarks, arguing that immigration is not looked at in economic terms, although it ought to be. "The politics of it would be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were coming across the Rio Grande," Cruz said. "Or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving...
  • Clinchin' Kershaw: LA wins West, KOs Giants

    09/30/2015 7:59:59 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    MLB News ^ | 5:25 AM ET 30 September 2015 | Ken Gurnick and Oliver Macklin
    (Third straight playoff win with FIFTH best record in National League) SAN FRANCISCO -- Reigning MVP Clayton Kershaw pitched the Dodgers to their third consecutive National League West title Tuesday night, besting Madison Bumgarner with a one-hit masterpiece and 8-0 shutout over the defending world champion and arch-rival Giants. "It feels good to win it," said a champagne-soaked Don Mattingly, the first Dodgers manager to win three straight titles. "I have so much respect for the Giants and Bruce Bochy. They've got a championship-caliber team. Honestly, I didn't want to lose this game tonight and have to go from there....
  • Trump insults Fiorina in Rolling Stone: 'Look at that face!'

    09/09/2015 6:07:33 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 401 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 9/9/2015
    Donald Trump latest's close-up is coming from the unlikeliest of magazines: Rolling Stone. The magazine, well known for its progressive bent, interviewed and photographed Trump for its September 24 cover. The article's most-talked-about passage on Wednesday was a Trump comment about rival Republican 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina. Writer Paul Solotaroff was sitting with Trump watching a newscast when a video clip zoomed in on Fiorina. "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?" Trump said to Solotaroff. "Can you imagine that, the face of our next president. Trump added, "I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say...
  • History’s Complexity Should Discourage Liberals’ Cheap Retroactive Morality

    08/06/2015 5:00:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/6/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Some Democratic-party groups are renouncing their once-egalitarian idols, the renaissance genius Thomas Jefferson and the populist Andrew Jackson. Both presidents, some two centuries ago, owned slaves. Consequently, the two men have been suddenly deemed unworthy of further liberal reverence. In Connecticut, for instance, the state Democratic party has removed the two presidents’ names from an annual fundraiser previously known as the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner. There are lots of strange paradoxes in the current frenzied liberal dissection of past sins. One, a historic figure must be near perfect in all dimensions of his or her complex life to now pass progressive muster....
  • Can you eat healthy on $4 a day?

    04/11/2015 7:16:17 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 153 replies
    fortune ^ | APRIL 10, 2015, | Mitch Rothschild
    One CEO tests how healthy low-income families can eat under the U.S. governments’ food assistance program.
  • Lockheed Martin Claims Sustainable Fusion Is Within Its Grasp

    03/05/2015 8:06:11 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 51 replies ^ | 2015-03-04 |
    Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works claims the ability to generate cheap energy from nuclear fusion with little waste or global warming is within its grasp. Imagine a source of electrical power that uses water for fuel, produces byproducts that are totally safe and releases no air pollution. Then imagine that once it's up and running, it'll be so portable that an entire power plant could fit into the cargo hold of an airplane. Now, imagine that it'll be running in prototype form in five years and operating commercially in ten.
  • Expert: $1.75 Gas Soon

    12/29/2014 12:16:32 PM PST · by central_va · 70 replies
    wrva ^ | 12/29/14 | Andy Doernen
    <p>Richmond, Va. ( A local oil industry analyst says look for $1.75 gas soon. John Zehler says retailers are giving up more and more of their record profit margins, which he says are around 40 cents, as the competition heats up.</p>
  • House Committee Votes to Admit More STEM Workers than the Supply of Them

    11/07/2014 1:25:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 29 replies
    The Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 1, 2013 | David North
    The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted last week to admit more high-tech foreign workers in some categories than the annual supply of them. In its eagerness to meet the wishes of the high tech industry — and steal jobs from qualified American workers — the Republican majority on the committee, with the single, commendable exception of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), voted to allow as many as 55,000 green cards to be issued annually to aliens with advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees from American universities. It also voted to increase the existing H-1B quota for such workers...
  • GOP lawmaker returns award to protest Chamber of Commerce’s immigration policy

    07/24/2014 3:47:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) said Thursday that he refused to accept an award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of that group’s position on immigration, and called the Chamber the “biggest pro-amnesty group” in the country. “The Chamber of Commerce is beholden to special interests and has long since forgotten the main street businesses that struggle everyday to make payroll and keep their company afloat,” Bentivolio said. “It is with great pride that I reject their award, and call on them to stand on the side of America, instead of on the side of China and corporate interests seeking...
  • Obama pressures American Legion to allow amnesty bill

    04/18/2014 3:32:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is meeting Friday with the head of the American Legion, in what amnesty opponents fear is a yet another effort to bypass public opposition to passage of a massive business-backed immigration increase. House Speaker John Boehner also added to the alarms Thursday night, when the Wall Street Journal reported that he told business donors gathered last month in Las Vegas that he is “hellbent on getting this done.
  • Hospitalised French first lady accused of using 'emotional blackmail' to keep glamorous role..

    01/13/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | Sam Greenhill, Peter Allen and Amanda Williams
    Francois Hollande’s trysts with his French actress mistress took place in a Paris flat, registered to a convicted criminal with mafia links, it has been revealed. The 59-year-old president has reportedly been seeing Julie Gayet, a 41-year-old actress who has been conducting a secret affair with the Socialist head of state since last year. The revelations come as France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital today, where she was admitted after collapsing with 'shock and exhaustion' upon discovering the affair.
  • Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages

    01/06/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 366 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 1, 2013 | Emily Coyle
    <p>Wal-Mart’s wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers as much as $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.</p> <p>So how did the report’s authors come up with the $900,000 figure? First, they took into account the number of Wal-Mart stores and employees across Wisconsin and the per-person costs of Badgercare, the state’s health care program, estimating that the cost of the publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a Supercenter that employees 300 workers.</p>
  • Gov. Dayton made $343,234 last year, gave $1,000 to charity

    11/27/2013 7:46:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    city pages ^ | 11-13-13 | Olivia LaVecchia
    In the interest of transparency, Gov. Mark Dayton has released his tax returns for every year since 2009, back when he was just a candidate for the governor's office. He dropped his 2012 returns yesterday afternoon, and they reveal that last year was a prosperous one for our governor: Dayton took home his state salary of $116,125, as well as $92,381 from the family trust, and $130,291 in capital gains, for a total income of $343,234. That income puts Dayton among Minnesota's highest earners. Yet, according to his records, Dayton donated just $1,000 to charity in 2012.
  • Ford’s New Low-Cost “Ka”: Don’t Call it Cheap

    11/14/2013 12:32:01 PM PST · by nascarnation · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Mike Ramsey
    Ford Motor Co. is coming a little late to the race to design an ultra-low cost car for first-time car buyers in developing markets, but company executives have learned a lesson from rivals that moved first. Affordable, yes; cheap, no. Ford is unveiling in Brazil on Wednesday a prototype for a new tiny subcompact car called the Ka that aims to tackle the entry-level buyer in countries where being middle class means you can just afford a car that costs about $10,000, or a third the average price of a vehicle sold in the U.S. With a car like the...
  • A Cheap Spying Tool With a High Creepy Factor

    08/03/2013 5:12:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies ^ | 8/2/13 | Somini Sengupta
    With a handful of plastic boxes and over-the-counter sensors, including Wi-Fi adapters and a USB hub, Brendan O’Connor, a security researcher, was able to monitor all the wireless traffic emitted by nearby wireless devices.Brendan O’Connor With a handful of plastic boxes and over-the-counter sensors, including Wi-Fi adapters and a USB hub, Brendan O’Connor, a security researcher, was able to monitor all the wireless traffic emitted by nearby wireless devices. Brendan O’Connor is a security researcher. How easy would it be, he recently wondered, to monitor the movement of everyone on the street – not by a government intelligence agency, but...
  • Americans Are Far More Compassionate than “Socially Conscious” Europeans

    08/02/2013 7:03:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 2, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    When I’m in Europe giving speeches and participating in conferences, it’s quite common that folks on the left will attempt to discredit my views by asserting that Americans are selfish and greedy.Since I’m generally sympathetic to Ayn Rand’s writings, I don’t see anything wrong with people striving to make themselves better off. Moreover, Adam Smith noted back in 1776 that the desire to earn more money leads other people to make our lives better. One of his most famous observations is that, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their...
  • Muslims spreading wealth and good will around the world. - Vanity

    10/26/2012 2:43:30 PM PDT · by SeaDragon · 19 replies
    Personal observation on today's adventure | 10/26/2012 | SeaDragon
    While visiting the lovely island of Cozumel, Mexico, Mr. Dragon and I rented a car and went around the island to one of our favorite places Señor Iguana's. This is a local place (not a chain) and they have great margaritas, excellent food and the view is one of the most beautiful of the ocean waves. As we sat down and gave our drink order to Rudy (a nice young man that we visit with every year), we noticed a table near the view, that had 4 people sitting at it. On one side, was a Muslim male, and on...
  • Obama's condemnation of 'cheap handguns' reeks of self-defense 'poll tax'

    10/18/2012 2:49:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 October, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Yesterday, we briefly touched on the fact that in addition to reaffirming his wish to ban so-called "assault weapons," President Obama blames the out of control violence in Chicago on "cheap handguns." From Tuesday night's presidential debate (transcript by ABC News): Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. They’re using cheap hand guns. Granted, Obama was short on detail about what he proposes to do about the scourge of "cheap handgun" violence, but if his solution to "assault weapon violence" (which even he admits comprises a vanishingly small...
  • LA Gas Prices Have Their Highs and Lows

    03/06/2012 6:27:43 PM PST · by kingu · 15 replies
    KABC TV Los Angeles ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Jacob Rascon and John Simerson
    By If you drive around Los Angeles, you’ll find gas prices all over the map. From the high $3 range to - yes, it’s true - more than $5 in some spots. And no one is happy about it. "Very upset," Israel Valenzuela said after buying gas for more than $5 a gallon at a Mobil station in Hacienda Heights. "I’m so angry at the government." So why did he pay so much? "Because I was on empty," he said. "It was just on fumes, so I had to stop here." The worst part about it was that Valenzuela could...
  • Solyndra sold assets cheap for fast cash

    02/08/2012 7:17:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim McElhatton
    Fast running out of money, solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC last summer sold off nearly $60 million worth of inventory for less than $20 million in cash to a newly formed corporate entity closely tied to the company’s biggest investors, records show. Backed by $535 million in federal loan guarantees but burning through the little cash it had left, Solyndra made its first sale in late July to a corporate entity that had been formed just a day earlier. Three more transactions followed over the next few weeks with the same buyer, Solyndra Solar II.
  • The survey says ... liberals are stingier

    12/23/2008 5:28:09 AM PST · by rhema · 55 replies · 877+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 12/23/2008 | Nicholas Kristof
    This holiday season is a time to examine who's been naughty and who's been nice, but I'm unhappy with my findings. The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy. Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet, when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates. Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, "Who Really Cares," cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals. A study by Google found an...
  • Tiger Woods Regains No. 1 Ranking ... For Tightwad Tippers

    08/17/2011 4:35:43 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 41 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 17, 2011 | Ben Maller
    Tiger Woods might never return to the top of the World Golf Rankings, but at least the disgraced former star has earned a No. 1 ranking in something. Woods, despite a net worth of $500 million, is the worst celebrity tipper in America. Eldrick's excuse: He never carries cash. Woods is said to have made a woman in Las Vegas tip for him when they went out. While playing $10,000-a-hand blackjack, Tiger re-pocketed a $5 tip after realizing he tipped her early in the night.
  • The 15 Cheapest Places To Buy Gas In The World

    04/26/2011 1:23:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/26/2011 | Gregory White
    You may be paying over $4 a gallon for gas in the U.S., or even more in Europe, but there are some corners of the world where gas costs less than a dollar a gallon. But they all have in common is something the U.S. and Europe don't have: easy and abundant access to domestically or locally produced oil. On top of that, many of these governments provide large gas subsidies to keep prices down. Some of these gas cheapskates are OPEC members, but others are just close to the source. Many are now experiencing domestic instability that may be...
  • Water-Powered Spaceship Could Make Mars Trip on the Cheap

    03/25/2011 12:01:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies ^ | 3/25/11 | Mike Wall
    Spaceships powered primarily by water could open up the solar system to exploration, making flights to Mars and other far-flung locales far cheaper, a recent study has found. A journey to Mars and back in a water-fueled vehicle could cost as little as one space shuttle launch costs today, researchers said. And the idea is to keep these "space coaches" in orbit between trips, so their relative value would grow over time, as the vehicles reduce the need for expensive one-off missions that launch from Earth. The water-powered space coach is just a concept at the moment, but it could...

    09/24/2010 7:34:34 AM PDT · by woofie · 54 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/24/10 | Drudge
    REP. CONYERS TO FUNNYMAN: 'I'm asking you to leave the committee room completely, and submit your statement'... MORE... Rep. Lofgren steps in: 'Many are eager to hear his comments' ... Colbert mugs: 'I'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room I am happy to do so. I'm only here at her invitation'...
  • 98DollarNetbook sells… $98 dollar netbooks

    05/04/2010 3:20:01 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 757+ views
    Liliputing ^ | Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | Brad Linder
    For the last few years IÂ’ve been seeing cheap netbooks make appearances at trade shows. They typically have tiny keyboards, 7 inch displays, ARM-based processors and either Windows CE or Linux. TheyÂ’re not for everyone. But they are dirt cheap.The only problem is that most of these mini-laptops arenÂ’t available to the general public in the US. The ones I see at trade shows are OEM products that Chinese manufacturers are trying to market to international distributors.Well, a company called ITA Computers is taking them up on the offer and selling a 7 inch mini-laptop for just $98. You can...
  • Frugal living isn't being cheap

    02/11/2010 10:06:15 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 132 replies · 1,685+ views
    Mpls Star Tribune Mobile ^ | February 7, 2010 | KARA McGUIRE
    Frugality. That's been the buzzword of the Great Recession.   Sliding home values, stumbling stock portfolios and a shaky job market brought with them a consciousness about spending that many of us misplaced during years of consumer overindulgence. Americans responded to the crisis by buying less, clipping coupons more and increasing savings to 4.8 percent of disposable income in December, up from near zero before the recession.   In the past year, blogs about frugality went viral. Everyone from Oprah to President Obama joined the frugality parade.   Now a new term is marching through the blogosphere: Frugality fatigue. But...
  • List: 20 Cheapest Cars of 2010

    02/08/2010 9:36:16 AM PST · by wrrock · 14 replies · 1,437+ views
    Car Dealer Review ^ | 2/8/2010 | Car Dealer Review
    Welcome to the Golden Era of budget cars. Think about it — at one time a small budget meant buying a small car with limited equipment and even more limited style. Things are different now. Not only do inexpensive cars come decently equipped but some are even considered cool. Prices are MSRP (sticker price) plus destination charge. View List of the 20 Cheapest Cars of 2010...
  • I Was Banned For Not Tipping

    01/07/2010 9:51:07 AM PST · by big black dog · 345 replies · 7,718+ views
    Every Tuesday I go to Murphy's Taproom in Manchester to hang out with a bunch of liberty-oriented people. This is a famous event among Free-staters. About 40-60 people gather weekly for about 4 hours and eat and drink and are merry. I'm no longer allowed to go there, because I don't tip. I've written some of my thoughts about tipping in the past, and have since fleshed out my position in my mind, so I won't focus here on the reasons to tip or not to tip. Here, I want to merely explain what happened tonight. About 6 weeks ago,...
  • Michelle Obama to star in reality show

    11/05/2009 8:18:33 PM PST · by Saije · 26 replies · 785+ views
    Times of India ^ | 11/5/2009 | Staff
    She is known for her unconventional choices and now US first lady Michelle Obama is setting another precedent by the first presidential wife to appear on a reality TV series. The First Lady will make a guest appearance on the popular series 'Iron Chef America' which features British cook Nigella Lawson as a judge, reported Daily Mail online. The episode of the popular series, which pits well-known chefs against each others, has been filmed at the White House and will be aired in the New Year. Many of the ingredients for the meals prepared in the show were chosen from...
  • Insurers dropping Chinese drywall policies

    10/16/2009 6:57:14 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 88 replies · 3,102+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, October 15, 2009 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – James and Maria Ivory's dreams of a relaxing retirement on Florida's Gulf Coast were put on hold when they discovered their new home had been built with Chinese drywall that emits sulfuric fumes and corrodes pipes. It got worse when they asked their insurer for help — and not only was their claim denied, but they've been told their entire policy won't be renewed. Thousands of homeowners nationwide who bought new houses constructed from the defective building materials are finding their hopes dashed, their lives in limbo. And experts warn that cases like the Ivorys',...
  • Obama's Friday Night Doc Drop

    09/12/2009 4:28:03 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 8 replies · 461+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/12/2009 | Mike Volpe
    This was announced by the Obama administration last evening. President Barack Obama on Friday slapped punitive tariffs on all car and light truck tires entering the United States from China in a decision that could anger the strategically important Asian powerhouse but placate union supporters important to his health care push at home. Obama had until Sept. 17 -- next week -- to accept, reject or modify a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling that a rising tide of Chinese tires into the U.S. hurts American producers. A powerful union, United Steelworkers, blames the increase for the loss of thousands of...
  • Great Little Printer [vanity]

    07/01/2009 7:27:02 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 26 replies · 830+ views
    personal experience ^ | July 01, 2009 | Attention Surplus Disorder
    This an unrestricted tout of an "incredible" printer. It's a Brother HL-2140 monochrome-only, but there are a few other brands like this. Monochrome only, laser printer, the cartridges are REALLY cheap, and they have significant life. The cart that comes with the printer is good for 1000 pages. The replacement ones are 1500 pages. Tired of having to refill or rebuy ink-jet printer cartridges, especially since 98% of my printing is just monochrome anyway. This little dude was SIXTY BUCKS at Fry's, including the cartridge. It's USB-only (no parallel input) That may have SOME impact on one's ability (in Windows)...
  • New nanocrystals show potential for cheap lasers, new lighting (crystals continuously emit light!)

    05/10/2009 6:36:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 872+ views
    For more than a decade, scientists have been frustrated in their attempts to create continuously emitting light sources from individual molecules because of an optical quirk called "blinking," but now scientists at the University of Rochester have uncovered the basic physics behind the phenomenon, and along with researchers at the Eastman Kodak Company, created a nanocrystal that constantly emits light. The findings, detailed online in today's issue of Nature, may open the door to dramatically less expensive and more versatile lasers, brighter LED lighting, and biological markers that track how a drug interact with a cell at a level never...
  • Frugal chic gets dead serious

    04/30/2009 7:47:55 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 4 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/30/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Gutsy Americans get back to grandma's Depression roots by hunkering down - for good. Adaptive re-use it ain't.
  • Cheapskates Getting Cheaper As Obamanomy, Er... Economy Worsens

    03/11/2009 9:00:34 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 3 replies · 569+ views ^ | 03 11 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer Anne D'innocenzio, Ap Retail Writer – Tue Mar 10, 4:29 pm ET AP NEW YORK – Amy VanDeventer has always been a cheapskate. The recession is taking her to new extremes.Before the economy tanked, she was still wearing maternity clothes from her last pregnancy, clipping coupons and using hand-me-downs to dress her daughters, ages 2 and 3. Now, she's salvaging bagel scraps left on their plates for pizza toppings and cutting lotion bottles in half so she can scrape out the last drops."I was already cheap," said VanDeventer, a 36-year-old mortgage loan underwriter from...
  • British press aghast at 'cheap' Obama gift (Hillary’s gaffe: pushes wrong button with Russians)

    03/09/2009 3:52:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 2,361+ views
    Moldova .org ^ | 3/07/09
    British press aghast at 'cheap' Obama giftMarch 07, 2009 British newspapers are upset over what they see as rude treatment given to Prime Minister Gordon Brown by U.S. President Barack Obama this week, observers say. The London dailies criticized Obama's treatment of Brown during his state visit to Washington this week on several fronts, including alleged cheap gift-giving, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. President Obama has been rudeness personified toward Britain, The Daily Telegraph wrote Friday. His handling of the visit of the prime minister, Gordon Brown, to Washington was appalling. The main point of contention was an...
  • "Solipsistic" Michelle Obama spends $15 on Gordon Brown children in diplomatic humiliation

    03/05/2009 3:08:45 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 122 replies · 5,597+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE ^ | March 5, 2009 | Freeper "Spiff"
    Obama's blockbuster gift for Brown: 25 classic films Joe Murphy March 5, 2009's+blockbuster+gift+for+Brown:+25+classic+films/ ...Sarah Brown gave Sasha and Malia Obama an outfit each from Topshop, which has just opened its first American store in New York. She also picked six children's books by British authors which are shortly to be published in America. In return, the Obamas gave the Browns two models of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, to take home to sons Fraser and John...  
  • Dozens Get Gas in Wis. for 35 Cents After Mistake

    10/15/2008 6:41:45 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies · 806+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/15/2008 | Yahoo
    <p>"That was amazing," said Joosten, who normally spends about $100 to fill up her 1998 Ford Expedition.</p> <p>Joosten proudly showed off her receipt for 25.36 gallons at $8.85. She said she saw other motorists filling gas cans, too, at the discounted price.</p>
  • CA: Talk is cheap - Pelosi compromised by payments to husband

    10/08/2008 9:08:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 851+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/8/08 | Editorial
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, now reminds voters that deeds speak louder than words in politics because the two are so often out of sync. Last year, Pelosi supported a bill to prohibit both direct and indirect payment to spouses by campaign committees and political action committees for consulting, fundraising or other services. Nor could companies that employed spouses be paid for their services. Since such compensation makes its way into family coffers, it's a sort of self-dealing, and most members of Congress sensibly shy away from it. The House passed the bill by voice vote. It failed in...
  • Illegal Surveillance

    08/21/2008 7:03:47 AM PDT · by pfflier · 7 replies · 181+ views
    Vanity | pfflier
    We all heard about the person who sat next to traffic and pointed a hair dryer at oncoming cars to see their reactions.I tried it with illegal aliens and a throw away camera. I went to the local gathering places, Circle K, Home Depot, wherever they gather waiting for an early morning pick-up. The minute they saw the camera, they dispersed. Some ran, some wandered away, but the outcome was undeniable. They left!I decided to expand the experiment and took the camera to Wal-Mart. It worked there too! The illegals got out of the store and walked away. Some around...
  • Call Congress Back - Sign the Petition

    08/04/2008 2:24:53 PM PDT · by Purrcival · 59 replies · 373+ views
    Call Congress back to have an up-or-down vote on a comprehensive energy bill which includes expanded drilling for oil. There is a petition here:
  • U.S. Drivers Tapping Tijuana Gas Stations ($2.54 per gallon)

    06/15/2008 10:47:17 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 30 replies · 214+ views
    UPI News ^ | 06.15.2008 | UPI
    TIJUANA, Mexico, June 15 (UPI) -- California motorists are heading across the U.S.-Mexico border into Tijuana to escape record-high gas prices, officials say. Although diesel was in short supply in Saturday at some Tijuana gas stations, they are keeping up with increased demand for regular unleaded and premium gasoline, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday. Regular unleaded gasoline sells for $2.54 per gallon in the city, premium for $3.20 per gallon and diesel for $2.20 per gallon, the newspaper reported. At a filling station on Bellas Artes Boulevard, about two blocks from the Otay Mesa border crossing, the station began...
  • You Get What You Pay For? Costly Placebo Works Better Than Cheap One

    03/05/2008 2:28:24 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 116+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-5-2008 | Duke University
    You Get What You Pay For? Costly Placebo Works Better Than Cheap One ScienceDaily (Mar. 5, 2008) — A 10-cent pill doesn't kill pain as well as a $2.50 pill, even when they are identical placebos, according to a provocative study by Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist at Duke University. "Physicians want to think it's the medicine and not their enthusiasm about a particular drug that makes a drug more therapeutically effective, but now we really have to worry about the nuances of interaction between patients and physicians," said Ariely, whose findings appear as a letter in the March 5...