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Tax rate in America

There are hidden taxes in everything a person buys. In the end, only the consumer pays these taxes, and at that, only private consumers. Government workers, people on welfare or other public assistance are paying these taxes with tax money … Continue reading

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BudgetWater.com — My experiences — Part 1

I live in the country and have a deep well for my water source.  The water is very acid, with a pH of about 5, and loaded with iron.  So I have to treat my water to bring the pH … Continue reading

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BudgetWater.com — Part 2

So I loaded the new tank with 2 cubic feet of greensand (about 200 pounds), reinstalled the valve/controller and hooked up the greensand filter to my house plumbing.  All should be well.  I cycled the filter to clean the sand … Continue reading

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Xhose Review — Really bad product

I saw the TV ad for the X-Hose expandable garden hose and since I needed a new hose, I bought the buy one, get one free deal. The hose was made of a very tough external material, probably nylon, with … Continue reading

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19 Kids and Counting

In my lifetime, the population of planet Earth has tripled. There is no way that the planet can withstand that kind of growth. 19 Kids is a TV show which should not be on the air because it glorifies having … Continue reading

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National Debt — $17,500,000,000,000

I took a look at the debt clock this morning! According to the debt clock, this means that on average, each American owes $55000 in debt. This is for each person, so a family of four owes $220,000 towards the … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 — Two thumbs down

I just tried winbloze 8.1, and I have to say, its bad. Why would I want to turn my expensive desktop into a cell phone computer? I ran it on my mac mini under Parallels to try it out. Its … Continue reading

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Spammer of the Week

I have my own email server, so I can make up as many email addresses as I want. So I make up a new unique email address for every company I do business with. That way, if I get spam … Continue reading

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Alien Spacecraft on Moon

What! Well something alien is sure on the moon. With Google Earth, you can look at the surface of the moon with maps and photographs made by NASA. Select ‘Moon’ from the menu icon that looks like Saturn, and then … Continue reading

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About Argyria

Argyria is the gray/blue discoloration of the skin caused by the ingestion of certain types of silver preparations. According to studies done with electron microscopes, the blue/gray color is the result of silver compounds within the cells. The silver compounds … Continue reading

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