Ive found a cool apartment! Okay, okayso its not perfect. Just a few bugs. I mean literally! First expense? An exterminator! Is it worth the cash? Well, I cant afford a more expensive place, so a one-time (please!) cash outlay should be okay. Maybe just a can of Raid?I need a way to move my stuff. Daddy, can I borrow your truck? You dont have one? Why not? Do you want one? Ill help you pick it out! Well, it was just a suggestion. No need to get all bent out of shape! I guess Id better call the truck rental places. What do you mean$200PLUS mileage? AND Gas? Good grief!While Im on the phone Ill call the utility and phone companies. Yes, I know I havent used your services before. No, I dont have a credit card; this is my first place. You want what? A $100 deposit? For EACH? Holy cowdo you people have a license to steal? Daddy, I need $500 for moving expenses! I used all my money for the first and last months rent AND the damage deposit. Well, how was I to know this was going to be so expensive? Sell something? DaaaaadI NEED my TV!Boy, this place is pretty empty. Maybe I should buy a couch and a chair. NahI have my bed. Thatll be good enough. I dont need a table; Ill just use this box.Renters Insurance? I dont think so! What do I have to insure?Just got my first phone call! Id love to come to your party! Daddy, I need a car. Because its too far to walk to work, thats why. Umm, Daddytheres car insurance too! Thanks, Dadyoure the best! And gas? I didnt think soTime for dinner. Lets look in these boxes. Oh, No! No dishes or pans. No FOOD! Uhhh, Mom?
I can hear it now from the Prius loving, gas sipping, and bike riding crowds: a more powerful car is environmentally irresponsible. Balderdash! Not that anyone should care what others think of them, but this thought pattern is totally incorrect. Thanks to advances in automotive technology, virtually every performance part on the market will yield greater fuel mileage for your car as well as give you more power. A true win-win result; lets take a look at four powerful performance enhancing parts for your vehicle.1.Power chips and programmers. Whether your replace your cars computer chip or enhance it with a power programmer, in either case you will achieve noticeable gains in horsepower and thrust. By overriding the factory limitations imposed on your vehicle you can get more power for a small amount of money.2.Reusable air filters. Now this is a part that the tree huggers love: air filters which can be used over and over again. Thats right, no need to clog up our landfills with paper filters once a year. Instead, air filters built for race cars can be put in your car and reused. Your engine breaths better and better breathing engine sucks up less fuel. Guess what? Your fuel economy improves!3.Cold air intakes. That growl coming from underneath your hood is your engine telling you that it loves its new air intake. Designed to suck up colder, denser air a cold air intake delivers the fuel that you engine wants. Again, your engine runs smoother and fuel economy increases. The best part? A cold air intake is an awesome looking addition to your engine bay!4.Performance exhausts. Yes, your stock exhaust system just doesnt cut it. For starters, it works against your engine and not with it. Specifically, power flow is inhibited and your engine works harder and sucks up more gas in the process. With the wider pipes found in a performance exhaust system you can get more horsepower, achieve greater torque, and watch your fuel economy rise as your engine and exhaust work in harmony.What many motorists do not understand is that some stock parts are not the best parts for your car. Manufacturers, in an ongoing bid to save money, will often opt for those parts that cost less to hold car prices down. Unfortunately, your car is the biggest loser as power is restricted and fuel economy drops. With the right parts installed by you the trend can be reversed without significant increases in exhaust pollution; your car will still pass its emissions test and it will runner faster and more efficiently.Of course, the big question is this: arent performance parts expensive? They can be if you do not shop around. Visit the web site of a trusted online wholesaler and compare prices. Do the work yourself and your saving will more than cover the cost of having someone install stock parts for you.
Passover, or Pesach as it is called in Hebrew, is the 8 day festival where the Jews celebrate their liberation from Egypt more than a thousand years ago. One of the most important features of this freedom festival is that the Jews cannot eat anything that is leavened. They eat unleavened bread. They must also make sure that no bread crumbs exist in or around the house: the cupboards, the drawers, the kitchen, behind the bed, under the refrigerator and anywhere else where crumbs might have fallen through. To ensure that the house is clean of leavened food materials, the Jews have to clean the entire house from top to bottom as thoroughly as possible. And they do. During the week before Passover, house cleaning is what goes on in most Jewish houses. To answer this demand and to ease the tension, here is a joke on this subject called Impossible Timing, which highlights this cleaning tension.Impossible Timing:Samuel, an observant Jew, who was also a financial wizard, left Brooklyn to accept the position of Vice President in a famous broker firm in Utah, which is well known for being a Mormon state.When they learned this, the company's directorate applied tremendous pressure on the company's president. "We are religious people here," they said. "It can't be that a Jew will handle all our money."The president tried to ward them off, but when he couldn't manage it anymore, he called Samuel to his office and explained the situation to him. Samuel was offered the choice of either converting or leaving the attractive job which also had a six figure salary quote attached to it.Samuel had no choice but to convert, and he went home and told his wife that from Sunday, they will start attending the Church services.A few months went by and his wife kept troubling Samuel about the conversion. "This is too difficult for me. I miss the Sabbath: lighting candles and blessing the wine. I miss the holidays. Money is not everything, Samuel dear." And with each time that his wife complained, Samuel's conscience increased until he could not take it anymore and he went to meet the company's President."Look, I can't go on like this," Samuel said. "I am full of regret. Money is not everything. I can't sleep and neither can my wife. This is too heavy a burden for me to carry. I was born a Jew and I want to die a Jew. And if you want me to quit, I will without making any trouble."The President looked at him in wonder, "Listen, Samuel, I had no idea that this was so difficult for you. I thought it was a trivial matter. But you don't have to leave. Everything will be the same as before: you can stay here with us without converting.Samuel returned home happy and grinning from ear to ear. He ran to his wife, who was watching Ricky Lake, "You won't believe it! It's a miracle. We are going back to being Jews, and I still retain my job."His wife looked at him with eyes that spat fire, and said," Are you mad?"Samuel was shocked. "But I thought that this is what you wanted!" He cut in. "All this while you have been crying and complaining. Don't you wish to go back to becoming a Jew""His wife looked at him with ever more fury, "Of course I want to. Of course I want to," she said. "But now? Only a week before Passover?"
Schoolchildren in Central Wales have been acting as ad-hoc prosecutors in an attempt to reduce the speed of motorists on the roads in Powys.Pupils from Radnor Valley County Primary School learned how to use laser speed cameras to measure the speed of speeding cars, which can cause accidents necessitating car insurance claims.However, speeding motorists who often risk increased "car insurance" premiums, not to mention accidents; large and small could perhaps have been a little surprised when asked to explain their actions to schoolchildren, according to the Powys County Times newspaper.PC Lyn Heard told the newspaper: "I would expect a motorist, who would have to answer to a group of school children, to modify their future behaviour while using the roads."Sarah Morris, a road safety project manager, added: "Inappropriate speed on Powys roads is one of the major causes of road traffic collisions.""It is hoped that motorists will adhere to and respect the speed limits, which will greatly improve the road safety within the vicinity of our schools," she concluded.THINK!; the national road safety campaign is all about saving lives. They campaign all year round, nationally, to get people to think more about road safety, whether you walk, drive or ride.As part of the Government's strategy towards road safety, their aim is to cut the number of deaths and serious injuries from road accidents by 40 per cent by 2010.THINK!, said that 64 per cent of all fatalities occur on rural roads, this is despite the fact that some drivers the campaign surveyed think that rural roads are safer because they are quieter.Some car insurance providers look upon licence points for speeding less favourably than others, although all will eventually be forced to increase their premiums after the amassing of enough points to threaten the validity of the driving licence.
Before 1975 no U.S. vehicle came equipped with a catalytic converter. Changes in environmental policy -- started with the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] by the Nixon Administration soon changed all of that. Now, with very few exceptions, all vehicles must come outfitted with a "catalytic converter" . So, what does a catalytic converter do exactly? Good questionwe will answer that query in this article.When your engine burns fuel it produces gases that are harmful to the environment. If not handled properly, these same gases will exit through your vehicles exhaust and work to do harm on the environment. The EPA, which was established in 1970, mandated that starting in 1975 vehicles were to come equipped with an apparatus to reduce dangerous emissions. The particular piece of equipment created to accomplish this task was the catalytic converter.The catalytic converter in your vehicle is installed in the exhaust line between the exhaust manifold and the muffler. Pellets inside the converter work to transform detrimental gases into harmless gases before they exit the tailpipe and go out into the open air. As you might guess, a properly functioning catalytic converter is essential toward preserving air quality standards.There are four telltale signs that indicate a catalytic converter will soon fail: Rusted or broken converter body or end tubes. Bits of substrate in other sections of the exhaust system. No rattle detected in a pellitized converter (If the converter doesn't rattle, the pellets may have melted together or fallen out). A rattle detected in a monolithic converter (A rattle in this kind of converter indicates the substrate has separated.)If you see evidence of any of these signs, then you must replace your catalytic converter right away. If you dont, you risk receiving a ticket from a police officer and you may automatically fail your next motor vehicle inspection. You can install a new catalytic converter yourself and save money on parts and labor. Shop online for the best deals going.