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Unplugging Appliances: Do I REALLY Have to Do This?

Apr 22nd 2011 1:31PM A lamp takes NO electicity when not on. No need to unplug it. Same is true of air conditioners, electric heaters, dryers, blenders, etc. Unplug your TV and Cable box for some savings. You need to leave the cordless phone plugged in or the phone will not ring. Besides, it needs time to recharge the battery.

How Safe is Mexico?

Oct 15th 2010 11:34PM Seems that those who go to Mexico think its safe. Those that think its dangerous dont seem to leave the hosue.
What does that tell you?

The Daily Fix: Tighten a Refrigerator Door Seal

May 5th 2010 2:02AM Refrigerator Magnets Linked to Decreased Efficiency

by Jodie Mozdzer | May 2, 2010 8:14 pm
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May 2, 2010

In study released today but by the Institute for Energy Efficiency, placing magnets on the door of a refrigerator can decrease the efficiency of the appliance by up to 10%. The study also showed that the magnets can reduce the lifespan of the appliance, although it is not clear by how much.

“Like all motors, compressors on refrigerators are run by electromagnets” said John E. Bowers, Director of the Institute, which is part of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Magnets can disrupt the balance of the motor, causing increased friction and lower efficiency. “It may not seem like much, but it can really ad up.”

In a three year study, common refrigerator magnets were applied to eight of the most popular brands of refrigerators. All but one showed decreased efficiency. One brand, the Kenmore, faired worst with a 10% loss of efficiency. Only one brand, ‘Below Zero’, showed no effects from the magnets.

A spokesman for the Institiute said the issue will need further study. But for now, the message is clear. When you travel, pass on the refrigerator magnet souvenirs. Send a postcard!

Canada Shaming Itself at Stormy Olympics

Feb 16th 2010 6:46PM Aside from the tragedy and the weather, seems to me the games are going beautifully. As anyone who has ever been to Canada, the people are polite, the cities are clean and it just a NICE place!
Athletics are competitive in every country and everyone tries their best to win. If they didnt, we wouldnt watch.
As for protestors, Canada is a free democracry. Anyone, even low life homeless druggies can protest, just like here. Canada would be wasting money trying to help those low lifes.
O CANADA! Great place, great Olympics, Great people!
(And the beer is pretty good, too!)

How is John Edwards' Affair Any Different than John McCain's?

Aug 11th 2008 3:28PM Hmmmm, lets see, how they are different. Well, McCains did not happen and was reported in the NY TIMES, not the Enquirer.

Oh, wait, you mean when his first marriage ended about 30 years ago. Oh, I see. He has been happily married for decades. Yet the respected NY TIMES FALSELY reported an affair. But it took the Enquirer to correctly report on Edwards.

Has the Times apologized? No.

But there is no media bias.

Chuck Liddell's Peanut Butter Smackdown -- The Winner?

Jun 25th 2008 8:21AM Our palate has become so used to eating crap that an all natural product like Smucker's gets panned. Taste some and you will taste what peanut butter is supposed to taste like.
This reminds me of peoples reaction to fresh cranberry sauce. THey are so accumstomed to the sugary crap in a can, they no longer like the real thing.
Smuckers and other natural brands are the real thing. No other oils or chemicals added. Grow up and try it.


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