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5 of the 99 Great Ways to Save From the AARP Bulletin

  1. Get dental work for a fraction of the cost from dentist – supervised students. Go to ada.org and click on dental schools. The federal government also offers help. Go to nidcr.nih.gov then search “findings dental care”

 

2. A survey found that if you haggle the price of hearing aids with certain retail businesses you may be able to save. One survey found about half of the 14% who haggled got a better deal. Sometime you can save over 1,000 dollars buying online. I promote of course to buy from the retailer to support them and employment. 

 

3. Apply for free meds:- Go to the partnership for prescription assistance  pparx.org . Patients that qualify save hundreds of dollars. 

4. Be a house sitter:- The site trustedhousesitters.com Matches those sho need their pets and homes watched. Another site to go to for more information on this is SecretBlogger.com

5. Discount for Train rides:- Amtrak cuts 10% off most fares for riders 62 plus. Via rail Canada offers 10% off adult fares for travelers over 60

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Did You Know – 01/04/2016

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  1. The Origins of engineering specs and government decisions.Ever wonder where engineering specifications come from? The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches, an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the English built the first US railroads. 

    Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that is the gauge they used. 

    Why did they use that particular gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used the same wheel spacing. 

    Okay! Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? 

    Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on the old, long distance roads in England, because that’s the spacing of the wheel ruts in the granite sets. 

    So, who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (and England) for their legions. The roads have been used ever since. 

    And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else chose to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for (or by) Imperial Rome, they all had the same wheel spacing. 

    The United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the specification for an Imperial Roman war chariot. 

    Specifications and Bureaucracies live forever. The Imperial man of war chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the back ends of two war-horses. 

    Now let’s cut to the present… 

    The Space Shuttle, sitting on its launch pad, has two booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRB’s. Thiokol builds SRB’s at its factory in Utah. The engineers who designed the SRB’s wanted to make them a bit fatter, but the SRB’s had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. 

    The railroad line from the factory has to run through a tunnel in the mountains. The SRB’s had to fit through that tunnel, which is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track is about as wide as two horses’ behinds. 

    So…. a major design feature of what is arguably the world’s most advanced transportation system was determined two thousand years ago by a horse’s ass. 

    Which is pretty much how most government decisions are still made today.

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3.  Almost no one uses real tin foil these days. The stuff we all call “tin foil” is actually aluminium foil. Originally foil was made of tin but it gave (not surprisingly) a tin flavor to whatever it touched. It was heavier than modern aluminium foil, which has its benefits but not enough to keep it going strong in our kitchens. Aluminium foil began to surpass tin foil after World War II but it had been available since 1910 when it was first produced by “Dr. Lauber, Neher & Cie.” a Swiss company using the force of a waterfall to drive the foil making machinery. Its first use in the US was as a wrapper on Life Savers candy in 1913.

Interesting Fact: Tin foil was used to fill cavities in teeth before the 20th century. Gross because have you ever  had Aluminum foil touch your teeth?

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4. That most of the gold held in reserve in the United States of America is stored at Fort Knox right? Actually, it isn’t. In reality, most of the gold in the US is stored at the Federal Reserve Vault at Wall Street in New York. Another interesting fact is that most of that gold doesn’t even belong to the US – it belongs to foreign accounts! Given the state of the US dollar at the moment maybe the US government should nationalize it all in what would probably be the largest gold theft in history!

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5. Gandhi was not always the peaceful man he is well-known for being – in fact, he was never a pure pacifist in that he allowed for violence as a last resort. In his middle ages he volunteered to fight in three wars: The Boer War, The Zulu War, and World War I. Furthermore, after an attack by Muslims on Hindus he approved of the government’s order to shoot ten Muslims for every Hindu that was killed. In a famous statement about independence, Gandhi said: “If a fight is inevitable I would expect every son of the soil to contribute his mite… I would not flinch from sacrificing a million lives for India’s liberty.” [Source]

Interesting Fact: During the freedom struggle, he wore nothing but a loin cloth, but for years he lived in London and used to wear a silk hat and spats and carried a cane (as seen above).

 

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Technology Of The Future or The Present Day?

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I believe this to be true.

Have you ever wished you could be a fly on the wall to spy on what’s going on or being said? How about being a mosquito instead!
No, this isn’t a real mosquito. It’s an insect spy drone for urban areas, already in production, funded by the US Government.
It can be remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera and a microphone.
It can land on you, and even has the potential to take a DNA sample or leave RFID tracking nanotechnology on your skin.
It can fly through a slightly open window, or it can attach to your clothing until you unwittingly take it into your home.
It can then be guided to the top of a curtain or other invisible location where it can scope entire rooms and monitor everything being said.

This is a comment from Snopes:

The specific mosquito-like object pictured above is, however, just a conceptual mock-up of a design for a MAV, not a photograph of an actual working device “already in production.” And although taking DNA samples or inserting micro-RFID tracking devices under the skin of people are MAV applications that may some day be possible, such possibilities currently appear to be speculative fiction rather than reality.

Some have claimed the U.S. government has not only researched and developed insect-like MAVs, but for several years has been furtively employing them for domestic surveillance purposes:
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/photos/technology/insectdrone.asp#cO68Ziei4rh85ZOo.99

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A Truism

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Hey saw this great quote today and struck me as how true a word are these.

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“People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can’t live within its income” — Robert Half

Robert Half, the founder and president of Robert Half International, an employment agency, died on Aug. 31 in Lantana, Fla. Mr. Half, a resident of Palm Beach, was 82

 

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Stand Up For Your Rights Or Give Them Away!

In Australia at the moment, especially Queensland there is a vindictive ‘Legal’?? assault against any biker who wears colors or has any association with any club members. These laws are being inforced by the state Governments and Police.
They are not allowed to ride together as a group. The bikers can only ride in groups of three. They are not allowed to congregate in a larger group than 3. There are many other stupid and ridiculous new laws.
Australians should start worrying about what these so called power hungry employees of the Government are going to do with the average ‘Joe Blows’ rights in the future.
We all know that some bikers are not squeaky clean and if a crime is committed then the punishment should be fit the crime. Not make up a whole lot of new laws so it makes the police job so easy that they can arrest these people for just being who they are. A citizen of this country.
In the weekend a group of bikers met in a coastal town. They all arrived in separate flights, no bikes, stayed in separate accommodation, wearing shorts t/shirts and thongs. All mates. They were arrested and jailed for being known associates of a club and congregating. Come on, that is not right.
A father and son drinking at a local pub and another biker arrested and jailed over Xmas. I know of the pub and those guys have been drinking there for years.
A young man was fined in the weekend. While riding his motor bike on the highway he stretch out his leg as he had been riding a while. He was pulled over and fined $146. The reason was he did not have both feet on the foot peg. Don’t believe me? Read this.
They are looking at closing any Tattoo parlors that may have any association with Motor cycle clubs.

Now you maybe able to see where this video is going. People are getting fed up with this tyranny and so they should in my opinion.

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Could this be You?

Debt, Debt, and More Debt and The Government is making sure that you get a lot more debt. When is it going to be enough for them? I would so like to find some island somewhere where there is no Government or at least they need a boat to find me.

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Watch This Hilarious Video — The U.S. Government Can

This is funny, but the reality is it makes us aware we need to look after our own finances and be free and not beholding to them, being the Government, or the financial institutions like Banks.

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