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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Forbidden words you need to know

Homeland Security Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organizations for comments that 'reflect adversely' on the government.

You don't know this....DEMOCIDE

In the 20th century, democide passed war as the leading cause of non-natural death. [5]

Democide is a term revived and redefined by the political scientist R. J. Rummel as "the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder." Rummel created the term as an extended concept to include forms of government murder that are not covered by the term genocide, and it has become accepted among other scholars.[1][2][3] Rummel presents his definition without referencing any previous uses, but the term democide was defined and used in English more than 40 years earlier by Theodore Abel.[4] In the 20th century, democide passed war as the leading cause of non-natural death. [5]

Friday, May 25, 2012

Steve White, Nitro High School, Hall of Fame

"Lifetime Service to Wrestling" award, class of 2006.

Coach White receives award from Mike Clair, State Chapters Director, National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Steve White -- "Lifetime Service to Wrestling".

Coach Steve White wrestled and graduated from Nitro High School. He also earned a BA degree from West Virginia State University. A Vietnam veteran, White was awarded 3 Purple Hearts and 3 Bronze Stars for his valor in the conflict.

As an outstanding official for 25 years, Steve White refereed 11 Regional Tournaments and numerous West Virginia State Championships.

In 1973, White became head wrestling coach at Nitro Junior High School, where his teams never experienced defeat for five years. He then took on the duties of head wrestling coach at Nitro High School. Over 22 years at the helm, Coach White's teams earned six top-10 finishes at the state tournament, including third-place team honors.

During this time, Coach White produced 11 state champions, 4 runner-ups, and 21 state placers. He had three individual state champs in 2001 (Matt Easter, Chris Johnson, and Robbie Ripley) and in 2003 (Anthony Easter, Matt Easter, and Mitch Casto). In fact, Matt Easter was the second 4-time state champion and an All-American. Coach White was named the regional coach of the year 3 times (1990, 1994, and 2000) for his efforts as a highly successful mat mentor.

Steve and his wife, Carole, reside in Winfield. They have two children, Danielle and Steve, along with six grandchildren (another on the way).

obama hypocrisy, war on drug users

Sunday, May 20, 2012

You don't know this, and it will save you money



HERE'S THE RULE OF THUMB: If you're in a drive-through restaurant/business line or waiting for someone and you'll be parked and sitting for 10 seconds or longer... turn off your car's engine.


For every two minutes a car is idling, it uses about the same amount of fuel it takes to go about one mile. Research indicates that the average person idles their car five to 10 minutes a day. People usually idle their cars more in the winter than in the summer. But even in winter, you don't need to let your car sit and idle for five minutes to "warm it up" when 30 seconds will do just fine.

But you're not going anywhere. Idling gets ZERO miles per gallon.

The recommendation is: If you are going to be parked for more than 30 seconds, turn off the engine. Ten seconds of idling can use more fuel than turning off the engine and restarting it. And when you start your engine, don't step down on the accelerator, just simply turn the key to start.

An alternative to idling is to park your car, walk inside, do your business and then go back to your car.

Here are some other Myths associated with idling.

Myth #1: The engine should be warmed up before driving. Reality: Idling is not an effective way to warm up your vehicle, even in cold weather. The best way to do this is to drive the vehicle. With today's modern engines, you need no more than 30 seconds of idling on winter days before driving away.

Myth #2: Idling is good for your engine. Reality: Excessive idling can actually damage your engine components, including cylinders, spark plugs, and exhaust systems. Fuel is only partially combusted when idling because an engine does not operate at its peak temperature. This leads to the build up of fuel residues on cylinder walls that can damage engine components and increase fuel consumption.

Myth #3: Shutting off and restarting your vehicle is hard on the engine and uses more gas than if you leave it running. Reality: Frequent restarting has little impact on engine components like the battery and the starter motor. Component wear caused by restarting the engine is estimated to add $10 per year to the cost of driving, money that will likely be recovered several times over in fuel savings from reduced idling. The bottom line is that more than ten seconds of idling uses more fuel than restarting the engine.