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Dollar Madness on 12 & S

December 20, 2013

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It was coming and long overdue, I had to let go of my blue dustpan.   It was abused over the years ,walked on, sat on,  its been a part of my household for over four years now.(wiping a slow tear) But I had to let Betsy go.. (yes it has a name!) I have […]

Germany: Man blows up house inflating air mattress

August 22, 2013

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A German man cause more than $100,000 of damage to his rented house after trying to repair an inflatable mattress. Being new in town, he had no furniture – and now he has no windows or doors. The 41-year-old, who has not been named, had moved to the town of Diepholz in Lower Saxony and […]

A place where everybody knows your name

July 22, 2013

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Jenny Konkin and brother Josh Konkin unload items for the Whole Way House fundraising picnic at the Prospect picnic area, Stanley Park on Saturday, July 20 2013. Photograph by: Gerry Kahrmann , Vancouver Sun When Jenny Konkin and her brother took over running the Avalon hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside from their grandmother three years ago, […]

Italy’s small shops face extinction

June 15, 2013

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An estimated 21,000 small shops have closed since January Twenty-one thousand shops have closed in Italy since the beginning of the year, according to figures released today by the retail association, Confesercenti. If the rate of decline continues then 43,000 will be shut by the end of the year and there will be no small […]

Snap Upload, A New York Subway Slobway Star is Born

May 13, 2013

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If you see something, snap something. Straphangers are exposing slobs who have turned our trains into the New York City schlubway. Scores of Internet photos show slovenly passengers picking their noses, massaging their feet, clipping their toenails and eating smelly food. One cringe-worthy snapshot shows a woman with her pants pulled down and her bare […]

HOTEL CONFIDENTIAL: Safety 101 (Follow their lead-let them help you)

January 10, 2013

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Waldorf Astoria Lobby, New York City Most hotel chains have systems in place for the safety for the guest .  These begin from the moment the guest walks in and are in place until the guest checks out. Most chains will ask for credit card and ID this is to reduce fraud. They will write your room […]

Sinead O’Connor,Apple, The end of live classical music,Kevin Hart,SMF, Just Sayin for Tues,April 24,2012

April 24, 2012

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“Scene-Stealer” An actor who draws attention from or overshadows other actors in the same production, as by charm or quality of performance. Last year it was Melissa McCarthy in” Bridesmaids” and this year it Is Kevin Hart in “Act like a Lady,Think Like a Man.  In Bridesmaids she was the one you watched, you knew […]

IKEA SCANDAL (spying on angry customers and workers)

April 15, 2012

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No company has ever treated us so badly,” wrote a woman known as Hanna F. in a letter of complaint to Ikea, French website Mediapart reveals. Hanna had bought a kitchen and beds for her country house at an Ikea store in Evry, in the outskirts of Paris. Ikea delivered the items two months after […]

Rice Used to produce ethanol in Brazil

March 17, 2012

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vinema Multióleos Vegetais, an agribusiness company from Rio Grande do Sul in the South of Brazil, is pioneering a groundbreaking project which uses byproducts from the rice industry to produce bio-fuel and ethanol products. The idea is to use rice grains which have been graded unfit for human consumption – those […]

“Restrooms” The Eyes of the Restaurant

March 12, 2012

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Assuming your tub and shower are clean, how long does it take you to clean your restroom at home? 10,15 minutes? A  Restaurant’s public restroom could just be an indication to the  cleanliness of the restaurant.    On occasion I have checked out the restaurant’s restroom before being seated.,.     On Sunday, our group stopped at a mid town Sacramento restaurant […]

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