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Netizens scamming the scammers

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A Canadian woman weary of e~mail scams said she is fighting Internet crooks by playing naive and wasting their time.

The Surrey, British Columbia, woman, who identified herself as Nissa, said she constantly asks scammers for more information so they’ll pay her special attention and spend less time scamming more gullible Internet users, the Vancouver (British Columbia) Province reported Tuesday.

“I think I can get a few months out of him,” she said of one scammer, who gave his name in the e~mails as “Patrick Chan,” who she has been stringing along for three weeks.

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Nissa is one of an increasing number of Internet users to devote time to scamming the scammers. The results of some successful scam baiters can be seen at Web sites including thescambaiter.com and 419eater.com.

Despite the growing trend, Canadian anti~fraud hotline Phonebusters said at least 4,000 Canadians were victimized by e~mail scams in 2007. The victims lost a collective $18 million, the company said.

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There you go Baby Boomers…where there is a will there is a way…Scammers have just found one more way to cheat honest people out of their hard earned money!

They say that prostitution is the oldest profession under the sun…I didagree…I think it is grafters and con men!

Becareful…if it seems too good to be true, most likely it is!!! Don’t let greed overcome you.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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“ON THE INTERNET, NOBODY KNOWS YOU ARE A DOG!”

TIPS ON GAS AND PUMPING GAS

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I don’t know what you guys are paying for gasoline…but here in California we are also paying higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money’s worth for every gallon..

Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose, CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24 hour period thru the pipeline. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34 storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening…your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.

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An one (1) degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

When you’re filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some other liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less worth for your money.

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One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up, most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom. Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.

DO SHARE THESE TIPS WITH OTHERS!

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WHERE TO BUY USA GAS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON

Gas rationing in the 80’s worked even though we grumbled about it. It might even be good for us! The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return the favor.

An interesting thought is to boycott their GAS.

Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just buy from gas companies that don’t import their oil from the Saudis.

Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill up the tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me, my family, and my friends.

I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil companies are the best to buy gas from and which major companies import Middle Eastern oil.


These companies import Middle Eastern oil:

Shell……………………… 205,742,000 barrels

Chevron/Texaco……… 144,332,000 barrels

Exxon/Mobil…………… 130,082,000 barrels

Marathon/Speedway… 117,740,000 barrels

Amoco……………………….62,231,000 barrels

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Citgo gas is from South America, from a Dictator who hates Americans. If you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount to over $18 BILLION! (oil is now $90~$100 a barrel)

Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:

Sunoco………………0 barrels

Conoco………………0 barrels

Sinclair………………0 barrels

BP/Phillips……………0 barrels

Hess………………….0 barrels

ARC0…………………0 barrels

All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and each is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It’s really simple to do. Send them to my blog so that they can read this.

Here is a my link on this article:
https://babyboomeradvisorclub.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/tips-on-pumping-gas-and-getting-your-moneys-worthgas-secrets/
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I don’t know who wrote this article…it was sent to me vai Cananda…but the tips are correct…I worked for Chevron USA for a while, while in Texas…even as far as being on thier “Energy Crisis Committee.” Is that an OXIE MORON or what???

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Lupus got its name from the Latin word for wolves, Canis Lupus. Lupus manifests it facial rashes, like facial markings of a wolf.

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MOST IMPORTANT: Finding the Right Doctor

You do not necessarily have to find a specialist to diagnose your lupus. A family practitioner, internist, or general practitioner can also diagnose the disease. However, when it comes to dealing with the variety of symptoms and side effects of lupus, you may end up visiting with a variety of physicians known as your treatment team.

For the most part you will end up seeing at least one of two specialists besides your current family doctor. If you have cutaneous lupus you will probably see a dermatologist to definitively diagnose your condition. A dermatologist is a doctor that specializes in skin disorders. However, you could also end up seeing an urologist, neurologist, cardiac specialist, and an orthopedic surgeon depending on your symptoms.

Yet when it comes to SLE, you will most likely be visiting with a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist is a doctor that specializes in treating arthritis, and other conditions of the joints, muscles, and bones. While these two medical specialties are focuses on symptoms that fit with your type of Lupus, there are some doctors that are more qualified than others, because they actually specialize in treating Lupus patients.

When you suspect that you have lLpus, you will probably start off working with your family doctor. He or she may recommend that you find a specialist, so you should know where you can find a Lupus doctor and how to choose the best doctor for you. Not every person’s disease travels the same path and people relate to doctors differently. Discuss your options with your family doctor to find someone who is well respected in the field but also fits with your payment options and personality. Also, be sure to check credentials and board certification. Do not be afraid to interview your doctors, because you cannot be intimidated about following your treatment.

Here are some resources that can help you find a specialist:

American Board of Medical Specialties:
http://www.abms.org/login.asp

American Medical Association:
http://www.ama-assn.org/

Lupus Foundation of America:
http://www.lupus.org/support/findadoctor.html

St. Thomas Lupus Trust (UK) :
http://www.lupus.org.uk

Preparing for the Consultation
Before you head out to discuss your Lupus with a specialist, you need to do some preparation on your own. Make sure you look up the doctor’s qualifications. There is no sense going to meet with a specialist that doesn’t specialize in treating Lupus. Also, talk to your insurance provider to if your visit is covered or what percentage will be covered.

Your medical history is also important prior to going in for your consultation. Start off by going through all of your prior doctor visits and write down any diagnoses and symptoms you have experienced. Write down a list of your medications. You should also write down some of your current symptoms like where you experience pain, how often, and how severe. Are there any triggers? What time of day is worse? Also, if you have any copies of your medical records, bring those with you. Finally, write down your family’s medical history, too.

You also need to write down some questions to ask your doctor. Why should you write them down? Sometimes the doctors will be giving you a lot of information, and you can often forget to ask something. If you take some time to write down your questions you will be less likely to forget something. Also, if you leave space, you can take notes so you don’t forget what the doctor is telling you.

Some of the questions you should ask when you are interviewing a potential specialist include:

How will you communicate with my other physicians?
Do you treat other patients with lupus?
What are your results in your other lupus patients?
Where will my tests be conducted?
How will your nurses be used in my care?
Have you ever worked with any of my other doctors?

When you finish “interviewing” the specialist, you should ask yourself the following questions to determine if this doctor is the right fit:

Did the doctor and the staff treat me with respect?
Was I given all the time I needed to ask questions and get answers?
Did the doctor appear knowledgeable about lupus?
Did the doctor and I communicate well?

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Thank you Freedon from Lupus
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Chosing the right Doctor is like chosing the right marriage partner…
When you talk to this Physican, ask them about the number one Super FOOD in the World the Acai Berry.
If they don’t tell you about all the great advantages to taking this fruit…then they are the wrong doctor! Medications are wrong for a Lupus patient…as drugs induce worse actions/reactions with your body.
If I can help you in any way…contact me…I will assist you in any way that I am able. I am NOT a Doctor, but I am a Lupus Survivor and I want you to be too!

http://www.MyMonaVie.com/SharonSutley

Smiles and world peace,
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

EPA Tightens Pollution Standards…But Agency Ignored Advisers’ Guidance!!!

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The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday limited the allowable amount of pollution-forming ozone in the air to 75 parts per billion, a level significantly higher than what the agency’s scientific advisers had urged for this key component of unhealthy air pollution.

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Administrator Stephen L. Johnson also said he would push Congress to rewrite the nearly 37 year old Clean Air Act to allow regulators to take into consideration the cost and feasibility of controlling pollution when making decisions about air quality, something that is currently prohibited by the law. In 2001, the Supreme Court ruled that the government needed to base the ozone standard strictly on protecting public health, with no regard to cost.

The new pollution rules, one of the most important environmental decisions facing the Bush administration in the president’s final year in office, will be a major factor in determining the quality of the air Americans will breathe for at least a decade. The standards, which are aimed at protecting both public health and welfare, are designed to limit the amount of nitrogen oxides and other chemical compounds released into the air by vehicles, manufacturing facilities and power plants. In sunlight, the pollutants form ozone.

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Johnson said he did “what was required by the law and the recent scientific evidence,” but his decision to set a lower but still less restrictive limit than what the EPA’s advisory committees had recommended sparked a backlash from Democratic lawmakers, public health advocates and his own independent advisers.

With Democrats in control of Congress, the proposal to rewrite the Clean Air Act appears to face long odds. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) called the move “outrageous,” adding in a statement, “The Bush Administration would have us replace clean air standards driven by science with standards based on the interests of polluters.”

Johnson said the law “is not a relic to be displayed in the Smithsonian, but a living document that must be modernized to continue realizing results,” adding that some administration officials urged him to take into consideration the “costs, net benefits and implementation challenges” of adopting stricter ozone limits.

Nearly a year ago, EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee reiterated in writing that its members were “unanimous in recommending” that the agency set the standard no higher than 70 parts per billion (ppb) and to consider a limit as low as 60 ppb. EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee and public health advocates lobbied for the 60 ppb limit because children are more vulnerable to air pollution.

EPA and other scientists have shown that ozone has a direct impact on rates of heart and respiratory disease and resulting premature deaths. The agency calculates that the new standard of 75 ppb would prevent 1,300 to 3,500 premature deaths a year, whereas 65 ppb would avoid 3,000 to 9,200 deaths annually.

Documents obtained by The Washington Post indicate that White House officials chafed at the idea that they could not factor costs into the ozone rule, which requires setting one standard for protecting health and a separate one for protecting public welfare, and that the president himself intervened in the process Monday. In a March 6 memo to the EPA, Susan E. Dudley of the Office of Management and Budget questioned the need for two different ozone limits, noting that the Clean Air Act’s definition of public welfare includes “effects on environmental values.” The EPA’s Marcus C. Peacock replied the next day that it is important to keep in mind that “EPA cannot consider costs in setting a secondary standard.”

The rule’s preamble indicates Bush settled the dispute March 11, saying the president concluded the secondary standard should be set “to be identical to the new primary standard, the approach adopted when ozone standards were last promulgated.”

Rogene Henderson, who chairs the agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, said in an interview that she disagrees with Johnson’s decision even as she welcomed a tighter standard.

“We can’t kid ourselves that this is as health protective as we would like, but this is a step in the right direction,” Henderson said. “I understand that with our dependence on fossil fuels, it’s difficult to reduce ground level ozone. But the fact that it’s difficult doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing.”

A slew of industries had recently urged White House officials to keep the current limit, effectively 84 ppb, to minimize the cost of installing pollution controls. The EPA estimated that it will cost polluting industries $7.6 billion to $8.8 billion a year to meet the 75 ppb standard, but that rule will yield $2 billion to $19 billion in health benefits.

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John Kinsman, senior director for the environment at the Edison Electric Institute, said in a statement that EPA had made “the wrong call” by lowering the ozone limit.

“The agency’s rationale for tightening the standard significantly skews the scientific record on ozone’s health effects. Ultimately, EPA is promising health benefits that people may never receive, even though they’ll end up paying for them at the pump and through higher energy bills,” added Kinsman, who conferred with White House officials on the rule. The institute represents 70 percent of the U.S. electric power sector.

But S. William Becker, who as executive director of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies represents officials from 48 state and 165 local governments, said his members had been willing to “bear the burden” of complying with stricter regulations.

“It is disheartening that once again EPA has missed a critical opportunity to protect public health and welfare by ignoring the unanimous recommendations of its independent science advisers,” Becker said.

Under the Clean Air Act, the federal government is obligated to reexamine the science underpinning its smog standards every five years. The agency last revised the standards in 1997, and 85 counties have yet to meet those rules.

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OK, Baby Boomers…let it be known that I am a tree hugger, a peacenik and a 60’s hippy cool chick…I have not forgotten what I was so against in the 60’s and 70’s when we were younger and hopeful. AND don’t you either…we are the major population now! Stand up and be heard…raise your fists to the bureaucracy and tell them we will not stand for it that now!

We have even more concerns now, as we have children and grandchildren that we want to protect…that we want them to breath cleaner air…get off your large couches and love seats and protest… Write letters, send emails and bring it up at the water coolers at work…wave those fists in the air!

Speak up or forever hold your breath! Speak oot against the horrible crap of factories, power plants and a whole lot of other killing chemicals and toxins.

MOST of our parents did squat! Do not be the same way!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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Exposure Equals Results

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The key to the success of CodeAmber.org is the vast reach that we have to distribute Amber Alerts.

With over 250,000 partner sites posting our CodeAmber.org Ticker and over 120,000 Desktop Tickers; our success is because you, the viewer, is supporting our efforts.

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This is it…Ambert needs your help and your MONEY.

Dig deep Baby Boomers!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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Here is the direct link to Amber Alert:

http://www.codeamber.org/

Web site for women who love shoes…

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From Somerville, Massachusetts, a Massachusetts company has fired up a Web site
dedicated to women who are obsessed with shoes called, naturally enough,
Shoetube.tv

The Web site, operated by Powderhouse Productions, based in Somerville, Mass.,
features instructional videos and fashion tips, The Washington Times reported.

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“Shoes are universal, women love them. They connect like nobody’s business,
” Powderhouse Productions Creative Director Bill Lattanzi said.

The Web site, with a reported core staff of four people and multiple freelancers, will
offer weekly videos, daily clips and blogs. The site also encourages users to post
videos, the newspaper said.

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“Alternate your shoe choice and height from one day to the next, or from day to night.
Wear a pretty ballet flat one day and romp around in your beloved platforms the next,
” a blogger wrote on the site.

Powderhouse, which also produces for PBS and the Discovery Channel, was looking for
a fun project for the company when it got the concept from the Hello Stiletto Shoe club
in Boston, Lattanzi said.

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I am afraid that I am a shoe lover, myself.

Can one ever have enough shoes…?

There are so many adorable, sexy shoes out there it makes my heart go weak.

“After all it is the ability to accessorize, that separates us from the primates”…and you can quote me on that!

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I can think a bunch of shoe references! Here are just a few.
a. Dorthy in the Wizzard of OZ…her RED SLIPPERS
b. Cinderella…GLASS SLIPPERS
c. Drinking Champagne out of shoes…many movies
d. The old woman who lived in a SHOE…the fairy tale
e. Swan Lake
f. The Red Shoe Diary…HBO series
h. The Red Shoe…the movie

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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DO NOT eat whale…protest the havesting of them!

Below you will find a site where you can join in the outrage of suffering and murdering of these wonderful creatures.

Each year there are species that are endangered or lost, let’s NOT let the whales be one of them.

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A mother whale and her calf are dragged on board a Japanese …Play Slideshow Pause Slow Med Fast Photo View Gallery
Thu Feb 7, 2:26 AM ET A mother whale and her calf are dragged on board a Japanese whaling ship after being harpooned in Antarctic waters. The pictures, plastered over front pages and shown on television were taken from an Australian customs vessel tracking the whalers to gather evidence for possible legal action to stop the annual slaughter.

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We all know that you are great animal lover.
More and more do we read about the slaughtering of Whales by Japanese
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We have started a campaign to collect supporters and forward the
collected list to our Government.
Please support us;
We all know that you are great animal lover.
More and more do we read about the slaughtering of Whales by Japanese
boats.
We have started a campaign to collect supporters and forward the
collected list to our Government.
Please support us;
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