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the value of offence | qualiasoup & theramintrees

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Mar 3. 3 Replies

To me, this is a big deal (though it may not be to them): two great YouTube video producers have joined forces to deliver one very powerful message on an important subject.  TheraminTrees and QualiaSoup (brothers, I believe) have recently released a…Continue

Tags: offence, offense, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 29, 2017 at 10:54am

The only thing I get extended warranties on is computers. 

Comment by kathy: ky on January 29, 2017 at 9:41am
Chris rip off is exactly what extended warranties are. As for older appliances my mom gave me an old electric hand mixer forty years ago and it still works like new.
I always turn down extended warranties.
Comment by Chris on January 29, 2017 at 9:03am

I just gave up trying to repair my microwave oven. It's a Montgomery ward from 1983. The existing capacitor was shorted so I ordered a (used) replacement cap that was even older. Electrolytic capacitors typically only have about a ten year life span. I thought I'd try to fix the oven because it also has a convection oven and doesn't have digital controls.  The capacitor didn't fix it, so I'm looking for a new microwave oven.

I went to Sears a month or so ago to look at microwave ovens.  They cost about $500 on sale. The sales representative recommended purchasing an extended warranty which was about $200. He said the extended warrany was for three years. With that he said someone would service the oven once a year.

I questioned what service was needed. He said they clean it.  I asked why a extended warranty is needed. He said the digital control panels only last about two years.

Extended warranties have to be the biggest rip off the market ever devised.

The product should  have - I'd guess at least a one year manufanufactures warranty.  Has  planned oblescence gotten to the point that a $500 microwave only lasts three years?

Comment by Chris on January 29, 2017 at 8:47am

Mikey on  Life of cerial said "Try it, You'll like it"

Is Mama Cozzii a frozen pizza available in a supermarket?

I haven't seen it, though I haven't looked.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 29, 2017 at 7:55am

Back to pizzas: Why buy a $15 pizza from a chain when you can get an Aldi 16" deluxe (Mama Cozzi 3 cheese, pep., saus., hot peppers, olives, etc.) for $5? And I'm here to tell you, it's delicious--better than Pizza Hut or any of the others. Cut in 10 slices and I can make 5 meals--two slices per fill me up. Remember that old commercial?: "Try it. You'll like it." (Who did it?)

Comment by Chris on January 28, 2017 at 11:05pm

I recomend getting appliances without computer interfaces. The computer interfaces seem to be the first thing that breaks.

Referigerators without icemakers, water filters and other devices are less expensive. The electronic interfaces seem to be shoddy and a lot of hype.

A plain refrigerator or refrigerator freezer seems to last longer.

I recommend purchasing a main circuit breaker for the house that has a GFCI and surge suppressor built in.  A main circuit breaker for the house to protect appliances including TV's and now appliances isn't that expensive.

It's also better than purchasing an insurance plan many companies push. .

There must be something wrong when the quality of the product being sold demands sales people to hype an additional warranty .

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 28, 2017 at 10:33pm

"most energy star appliances are basically disposable due to shoddy digital controls" So much for buying green!

Comment by Chris on January 28, 2017 at 9:14pm

I had a gas stove/oven combination that I rebuilt from the late 40's early 50s' in my previous house.

It was neat. It had a four burner set in line that could be pulled out. When pushed in it had a cutting board on it.  It had two ovens. One had a rotessery. One of the gas burners had a temperature setting on it for frying.

There seems to be a market for some of the older stove/oven combinations that were built for houses rather than restaraunts.

Some of the older stove/oven combinations are being rebuilt - like old Edsel automobiles - older oven/stove combinations aren't like the easy bake ovens from the '70 and '80's..

Comment by Chris on January 28, 2017 at 8:38pm

Chinese New Year back ground.

I find Confucious and the Buddah  interesting.

Comment by Chris on January 28, 2017 at 8:19pm

I don't feel much like an Ox or water snake as I traverse the lunar calander.

It's unfortunate that many don't understand basic principals for husehold appliances or connections.

Insurance options for basic appliances seem to indicate the company making them are peices of shit.

There used to be a time when appliance companies made things that lasted for at least two years.

Now - just looked at microwave ovens from Sears - they cost $400-600 each. The insurance was ~20% so an addition al $200 for two years of coverage.

There seems to be something fundamentally wrong with that model.

Strange that consumers purchase an insurance policy for a product that should come with a basic guarantee.

Is that conspicuious consumerum and planned oblescence at it's best, or at it's worst?


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