Posted on Aug 8, 2012
In this age of high tech equipment and gadgets, having an imaging test as part of the diagnostic process is considered normal. Yet alongside this development, the average person probably has a valid question in mind. How much radiation exposure is too much, how will you know if you had enough? Will your physician tell you to do otherwise?
There have been reports in medical journals about the possibility of patients being exposed to too much radiation. The use and sometimes overuse of CT scans in the consultation phase can be a cause for worry.Read More
Posted on Aug 8, 2012
Everything started with one, two or three, as for the US automotive industry, in 1895, four cars were only registered. Twenty years after, the industry continuously grew. In 1916, the numbers of registered vehicles increased to 3,376,889 which are why more and more entrepreneurs enter the auto making business to meet the demand of people wanting to have one. Among the popular names in this industry were Chevrolet, Pierce Arrow, Stanley Streamer, Olds Motor Company, Oakland Motor Car, GM, Cadillac, Ford and many more.Read More
Posted on Nov 11, 2013
Al salvages vehicles and pays good money for them. That reminds be about a time not too long ago. I was on vacation and was motoring across the country when I happened to notice that in almost every backyard there was a large selection of old abandoned vehicles from cars to trucks.
These old timers had been sitting there for many years. These old clunkers should all be in a museum somewhere so that they could be seen in all their glory. However, I need to get some cash so I am going to try to in Orlando.
It was awful in a way to know that these faithful pieces of machinery were now being abandoned by their owners. I am sure that they had faithfully provided years of reliability to their masters. They deserved a better fate than just rusting away in a forgotten cow pasture or barn.
That is when I remembered about a company in Orlando that advertised for old junk cars and trucks. If I remember right, they even stated in their ads that they would pay a handsome amount for your old junk cars and trucks. It is almost unthinkable to imagine that these old cars and trucks are worth something. In most cases the owner would probably have to pay for them to be hauled away. I am going to give them a call when I get back home and see how much they pay for junk cars and trucks.
That ad kept coming into my mind as a continued my drive across the cities in Florida and I started to think about a way to collect all of these old junk cars and trucks that I was seeing in different places around the city. I am sure that I know of a way that I could transport these vehicles on my truck from here to their salvage yard. I sure could use me some extra cash to help pay for all of my tools and such. If it became too much to handle on a part time basis then maybe I could finally leave my boring 9 to 5 job and start my own business. I have dreamt for years on starting my own business and this could be the perfect fit.
First thing in the morning I would need to do is visit their salvage yard in Orlando. I could talk over my plan with the owner and see if he would be willing to take these old cars and trucks and what kind of price I would get. Of course I should be able to negotiate a higher price per vehicle that the average Joe who only brings in one junk car at a time. The second thing that I would need to do is find out how much my truck would hold. Then finally there would be the cost of fuel to transport these vehicles from wherever back to the city. I am so exciting thinking about this and I can hardly wait to get back home and get the process started.Read More
Posted on Aug 12, 2013
In this day and age where fuel economy can govern your every car choice, is it safe to say that everyone should be focusing on buying smaller cars? In my personal opinion, I think as of right now, smaller cars are the way to go for practicality and fuel efficiency. Now, I am not talking about some smart car that you could throw in the back of a pick-up truck if you ever run out of gas; I am talking about the ford focus or the Hyundai i30. These cars are incredible and I will tell you why.
Surprisingly enough, these cars have enough space to hold your family as well as some much needed cargo like golf clubs for instance. Being a tall man, I have often struggled with squeezing into small cars and feeling at uncomfortable. Recently, my fears of being stuffed into a sardine can of a car have slowly faded away. These new cars feel much more spacious than most their size. When you add a sun roof/moon roof and an adjustable seat, you will are completely set.
If I had to name off the best small car in my opinion, I would say the Hyundai i30. Many reviewing sites and dealerships mention this car at the top of the list for small vehicles. It has a nice, roomy interior, great fuel economy at 6.9L/100km, decent power out of the 1.8 litre engine all for right around $20,000. The thing that sets this vehicle apart from all the others is the absolutely beautiful interior. With its sleek edges and wonderful electronics, you feel like you’re sitting in a $30,000 car. I can’t stress the importance of the interior design and feel of a vehicle enough. I mean, this is where you are going to spend the majority of your time and this is what can make or break a car for me.
Safety is also always an important factor. This car achieves a 5 star ANCAP rating with its 7 airbags, ABS brakes and parking sensors. So you can feel safe, comfortable, and powerful all at the same time with this vehicle. I can say this is my favorite car on the market right now for around $20,000. If you are interested in taking a look at some other great small cars of 2012 that I have reviewed as well as a small car comparison chart, head on over to http://thebestsmallcar.com.au/best-small-car-2012/. Thank you!
Posted on Jul 14, 2013
Let’s face it; insurance companies both large and small are in business to make a profit. These big insurers with their massive hoards of cash and shareholders to please operate their businesses with a view to making a profit. This is perfectly fine in the commercial world we live in, however it is nice to know that you can beat the insurers, save some money, and get the best deal possible on car insurance just by following a few easy tips. Read on for more information about saving money!Read More
Posted on Jun 28, 2013
There are various good and unfavourable sides learning how to become a mechanic. You should know about all of them before becoming 100% committed to seeking this occupation. By being enrolled in vehicle repair and maintenance courses and functioning as a mechanic apprentice early on you will certainly gain vital information that will assist you make an intelligent option. In this write-up we aspire to exhibit some substantial benefits and Cons of functioning as a vehicle mechanic and set you on the best course to pursuing this subject.
1. Working on your very own automobiles.
As a mechanic you’ll be able to work with your own automobile which means that you will certainly save cash by doing the job yourself. Additionally, you could buy and repair older vehicles and sell them for revenue.
2. Great area to start when opening your own store.
After you get the vital knowledge you need to be successful, you will have the opportunity to open your very own store. This will need not just technical abilities but in addition behavioural skills that you will require a lot when dealing with clients.
3. Work security.
As individuals are putting off the purchases of brand-new automobiles their older automobiles need more repairs and maintenance. By entering this area, you can expect to always have an area of expertise to work in offering that you possess the essential capabilities.
1. Expensive resources.
The equipment needed for the profession are expensive. Initially most of your salaries will certainly go towards your tool assortment. This substantial investment however will eventually pay for itself.
2. Entry-level salary is rather low.
When first coming in to the area of automotive repair as an apprentice, you will see that your earnings will not be as high as you expected. Reliant upon your location and previous encounter the pay might differ person however often tend to be anywhere from $8 to $15 per hr. If you need a higher paying job in a hurry, this may not be the job for you. Click here for more info
3. Long hours and continuous training.
Fast paced mechanic shops are normally packed about with cars and remain open to keep customers happy. Prepare to work nights and weekends. Moreover, because we live in an ever changing world, technology is fast becoming advanced, especially in the auto world and mechanics will have to constantly re-train themselves. As a mechanic you will additionally have to take back the ASE exams every 5 years in order to preserve your certification. This training sets you back money and normal programs cost in between $FIVE HUNDRED to $2,500.
Education requirements are quiet high, especially today, so a lot of learning will be involved.Read More
Posted on Mar 29, 2013
People have different kinds of passions and hobbies. Some people love to work with music, some love to work with instruments; some others prefer shooting or other things. No matter what their choices are, all of them use SKB cases for their needs.
A SKB case is a transport case made of molded polymers. These are shaped and sized according to the needs of the users. You can carry anything in it without the fear of damaging the item, no matter how delicate it is. As these cases are made of polymers, they are hard yet light enough to carry on.
Usage of SKB cases
SKB cases are basically multi-utility cases. One can utilize them for different reasons. However, there are SKB cases for specific needs also. There are cases to bear musical instruments, for company machineries and for sports or military utility also.
You must have watched bigger music boxes, amplifiers by the side of the stages. All those are very delicate instruments which can safely be brought with a SKB case. Hundreds of things are shifted everyday from one place to another in cargo-flights. They use these polymer cases as the containers in an order to transport them safely.
SKB cases are something you can trust. It is made in such a way that the things inside would never get harmed. Not just the military arms or industrial or musical equipments, these cases can help you out with their special edition of studio flyer or SKB 1 SKB AV8 also. There is a complete set of studio utilities inside the SKB case where one can set a laptop, keep things inside the racks and many more. In one word, you can take your whole office with you if you can get yourself a studio flyer or the other model.
SKB cases came in the market in the year of 1977. The very first product of an SKB case was a guitar case, manufactured in Anaheim, California. After that the manufacturing company had never looked back. Now, three decades from the beginning, it has become a global industry.
As I mentioned in the early paragraphs, if you want maximum security for a thing, there can be no substitution of a SKB case then. SKB cases guarantee you maximum protection of an item, no matter how delicate that is. The cases come to the market after being examined by the manufacturer itself.
It is a common belief of the people that if the item is good, the price would be higher. However, this theory is not applicable for SKB cases. You may not find a SKB case that has compromised with quality, but with price.
If you want to buy them online, you may get more discounts over there. However, if you want to buy an industry utility case, you may not enjoy those discounts.
SKB cases neither need any introduction, nor a conclusion. These cases are some real pieces of work. In one word, SKB cases are the actual backpack or the packaging system that the modern era had waited for so long.Read More
Posted on Mar 5, 2012
Continuing the roundup…
Lil’ Miss Atilla isn’t pleased with GW. But that doesn’t mean she’s lost her head, either.
Mike is assaulting Feinstein’s assault on assault weapons. Yes, Mike, it is sometimes hard being a Californian.
Mr. Miller wonders how Hillary can be so out of touch with reality.
Molly has checked in (finally) to share that she’s checking out of CA.
Robert is still recovering from the Passion.
Martin says Bush has the advantage because this year’s election is all about jobs.
Happy Anniversary, Patrick! Slings & Arrows’ is right around the corner
Are you against religious discrimination? So is Patterico.
Why can’t we all (or at least one of us) just move on from Vietnam? asks Greg Ransom.
Speaking of Kerry’s Vietnam experience, Right on the Left Beach thinks that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
Stefan Sharkansky reveals the backward superstitions of the unwashed, uneducated natives in one of the more remote areas of the nation.
The Southern California Law blog is the only BFL’er to follow trhough with covering the California grocery strike. I’m glad someone had the fortitude to stick it out.
The Accidental Jedi is finding out how wise her new husband is. I’m impressed. It usually takes husbands seven or eight years to figure out little things like this.
The Irish Las is hob-nobbing with big time California Republicans again. Hey! How about a review of the CAGOP convention?
The Lopsided Poopdeck points out yet another example that Kerry is informationally challenged. [If he were a Republican he'd be duwn-right dumb.]
Tom Smith has identified perhaps the worst job in history
Mitch is back from his ski trip with plenty to say on everything.
That wraps up the review. Enjoy!Read More
Posted on Aug 23, 2004
Stephanie Cutter is Communications Director and Debra DeShong is a senior advisor and campaign spokesman for Kerry. Both are pictured here talking with Emily’s list staffers. Again, Emily’s list is headed up by the Media Fund’s Ellen Malcom.
As if that isn’t enough, both the Cutter/Deshong photo, and this one of Kerry campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill were taken at Kerry’s campaign headquarters.
I believe this is smoking gun material. Here we see disciples of Media Fund mavin Ellen Malcom at the Kerry headquarters receiving direction from Kerry campaign staff. If this isn’t coordination with the Kerry campaign, nothing is.
Update: Welcome Instapundit readers. This post is only the latest of several 527 connections. There are more here, including direct 527 ties to John Edwards, Jim Jordan and others.Read More
Posted on Aug 23, 2004
As you know, since last week I’ve been tracking down Kerry’s connections to 527 organizations. I thought it might be useful if I rounded them out in one post to make them easy to get to. So here we go:
John Edwards: Vice Presidential nominee that has private lunches with ultra-rich playboy Steve Bing, who also happens to be major contributor to MoveOn.org.
Zack Exley: Former MoveOn.org employee now works for the Kerry campaign.
Gene Sperling: Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress which partners with MoveOn.org for multiple projects.
Jim Jordan: Worked as Kerry’s campaign manager, now works for the Media Fund.
Harold Ickes: A senior political strategist in the Kerry team and also the president and founder of the Media Fund.
Terry Edmonds: Kerry’s speechwriter and linked to Ellen Malcom of the Media Fund.
Minyon Moore: Kerry strategist and big-wig at America Coming Together.
Mary Beth Cahill: Worked with Ellen Malcom at Emily’s List. Malcom is a player at the Media Fund.Read More