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John Edwards Vs. Newt Gingrich, Same Crime Different Punishments


just a brief statement like “I have committed a grave sin.” Then they quickly move on in a unified front that agrees to never speak about the incident again. Last but not least Republicans stick to a stiff no resignation due to a sex scandal policy. Democrats however continually handle things in an every man for themselves manor always allowing themselves and fellow party members to be dragged into news conference after news conference. Where they answer endless questions about the incidents, allowing the press to pick them apart on a national stage. Now we can all agree that there is some honor in admitting what you have done and facing your demons head on, but it’s not whats best for the party. Demo-

hy is that in this country Democrats get burned at the stake for doing the same things Republicans do and walk away unscathed?

Take John Edwards Vs. Newt Gingrich for instance, John Edwards cheated on his wife during her battle with cancer with his campaign videographer Reille Hunter. As if that wasn’t bad enough the cheat-fest was followed by a ton of horrible political mistakes including trying to say the love child from the affair with Hunter was his aides (Andrew Young) and not his own. After the truth came out Edwards was ostracized from political life and is now currently being indited on charges of misappropriating campaign funds to pay Hunter to keep quiet. Definitely a horrible mistake by Edwards but let’s be honest this guy isn’t doing anything different than what Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has done, except Gingrich did it twice! Gingrich entered political life married to Jackie Battley. The couple had met in high school when Gingrich was 16 and she was his Geometry teacher, can you say hot for teacher? The two began a courtship and where married in 1962. The marriage lasted until 1980 when Newt so kindly presented her with divorce papers while she was in the hospital recovering from Uterine cancer. Newt then fought her in divorce court so sternly, that she had to have the judge order Newt to pay her electricity bill so her lights didn’t go out. Six short months after the divorce Newt married Marianne Ginther the daughter of a past Ohio Mayor he met at a fund-raiser. During his now second marriage Newt began a six-year love affair with Callista Bisek. Ironically enough, during this time Gingrich was publicly slamming Bill Clinton for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Gingrich continued the extra marital affair with Bisek until he stepped down from congress in the aftermath of a huge ethics scandal. Directly after stepping down Newt divorced Ginther after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis eerily reminiscent of his first divorce to Battley while she was in the hospital. Newt then married the object of his extra-marital desire Callista Bisek, who just for the record is 23 years younger than him. So I ask you, why is that Edwards is on trial and Gingrich is allowed to run for president? Is it because Edwards wife Elizabeth Edwards went on a public tirade after she found out about his philandering and Gingrichs wives were more traditional, silently fading away? I think that’s part of it, but mainly I think that it’s how that Republicans handle sex scandals. Republicans don’t answer any questions and usually give

crat’s cannot continue to lose good politicians like Edwards, Spitzer and now possibly Wiener because we refuse to play tough guy politics and stand together on a unified front ignoring these sex scandals as the insignificant tabloid style stories they are. The New Rule for democrats needs to be we don’t give a sh*t about sex scandals, we stand together, we do not resign. It may not be the right thing to do morally, but at least this way we will be on an even field with the Republicans when it comes to handling these sort of ugly situations. You have to give Republicans credit for this, they play great team politics and like the Navy SEALS they never leave a man behind, no matter what he’s done. Even in the case of Newt Gingrich who left two wives while they were sick and is currently on his third wife who wasn’t even born until he was 23. Unlike the Democrat’s who turned their back on Edwards at the first sign of trouble cutting and running on him like he was a leper in the middle ages. The distinction is so great in fact that currently John Edwards is being indited and could be facing disbarment or worse, jail time. While inversely Newt Gingrich is currently running for President of the United States with his party, the Republicans, full support.

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Somebody Get These Kids A Skate Park Already… The Chef Is Not Happy.
Younger generation still need a skate park
by: The Chef
The youths of Fulton County have started a Facebook Page to raise awareness that they need a skate park and they need it bad. So bad, in fact, that the group is called Skatepark in Gloversville (or in Johnstown whatever works) . The name lacks originality, but was enough to get our attention. Whatever works. Hmmm. Sounds a little bit redundant, no? I hope you said no. Because those two words prove just how desperate we are as grown ups, to have something for the youth to do around here. Sure, we have great schools, libraries, and clubs. We have Karate, we have the great outdoors. But do we have, Rad? Do we have foundational? Do we have an answer, yet? Are we doing eveything we can to keep our kids happy and motivated? Hey, whatever works now sounds like a great idea! In the past there have been numerous failed attempts at a skate park. The obvious being the large fenced in black top area behind The Caboose. It felt like someone put the pavement down, fenced it in and said, “There you go kid, now shut up.” The place was lousy. Kids had to bring whatever they could find to use as obstacles. They all failed. Someone even brought down a rusty old half pipe, but it just chipped up and eventually rotted away. Not to mention there were no transitions, no steps, no rails to grind. It was boring. It was pointless. It was unsafe. That’s why it is no longer.

Who’s your favorite Athlete? “Gar-

Adam Liss, 15, Syracuse

rett Reynolds. He has the widest range of tricks.”

Jordan Buck, 18, Gloversville
What is your best trick?

“G-Turn to a Fakie Hop. I can almost land the last part.”

Austin “Frog” Cameron, 15, Mayfield
Your favorite subject in school?


Justin Allen, 16, Gloversville

Tell me about your boards hardware.

“I’m ridin Tensor mag trucks with 65mm Neff Wheels. I go hard.”
A real skate park looks like the one pictured here. It is professionally constructed. It does have to be managed. I can see it having hours of operation, lights, first aid, running water, and management which could come in the form of volunteering. When I think of the possibilities I think of the old pool across from Dubois Apartments. It already has the framework. Just needs a serious concrete makeover. For the 6 months it would be open, I bet it would pay for itself in a few years. Not only in dollars, but the learning experiences gained would be downright fascinating. It gives children a chance to get along with other kids and shows them how to accept others for who they are. Imagine one of our own youths going to The X Games. Imagine how happy your child would be if he had something to look forward to on Saturday afternoon besides riding his skateboard down the sidewalk , only to hang around 20 other boys and girls who all felt like there’s nothing to do. This is the reality people. I saw it first hand. I experienced it. Sure, you can get into the best colleges through our rich and plentiful academe, but do we have the tools to be individuals..? SCAN BARCODE TO SEE SOME SERIOUS SHREDDING >>>

really want to go to Santa Monica, the birthplace of Skateboarding.”

Where do you want to skate next? “I

Thomas Naumann,14, Gloversville


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Motorcycle Confidential
New bike shops holds Rock and Roll open house
by: Teresa Brett
According to the media, May 21, 2011 was supposed to be the end of the world. But for Phil Kilburn and Brian Baker, the day was the celebration of the beginning – for their new motorcycle shop, Heritage Cycles, on West Main Street in Mayfield. Phil and Brian opened the shop on March 1, having bought the business from Tony of Tony’s V-Twin. I met Phil and his wife, Michele, out riding so many times – I was thrilled to see his smiling face when I stopped at the shop back in March. Truth be told, Phil Kilburn had been dreaming of opening a motorcycle shop for a while, and the sale of Tony’s shop was serendipitous. He’s been a motorcycle enthusiast for something like 30 years! Phil will be the “counter guy” and in charge of the business end of things. Brian Baker attended The Modern Welding School in Schenectady, as well as the Power Sports Program at Canton University. Graduating at the top of his class in both programs, he humbly refers to himself as “the tech”. This guy knows his stuff! Kyle Kilburn, Phil’s son, will be rounding out the crew as the dirt expert – catch him if you can at Royal Mountain! What a great atmosphere at the shop! The guys wanted to have the open house to set the tone, introduce themselves, and give everyone a chance to hang out and have some fun. The bikes lined the parking lot under partly sunny skies, and there were some passing showers. That said, when the sun did come out, it was HOT! The House of Vice, a premiere , local, hard-rock band from upstate New York, delivered a devastating mix of classic, modern and original rock. The band is comprised of: front man – Jody Mills; guitar riff master – Patrick Neary; drummer – Jack Kelle; and bassist – Dave Mastrianni. Playing regular gigs at the Bad Pig Saloon, they have a strong local following. The playlist included STP, Red Hot Chili Peppers, ZZ Top, Buckcherry, Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deep Purple, Tom Petty….And these guys have fun as they rock the house! By the way, they will be at the Bad Pig Saloon this summer, July 8 and August 3, and on iTunes. Speaking of the Bad Pig, Phil and Brian treated everyone to the fabulous Bar-BQue talents of the Smokin’ Hawg guys from the Bad Pig. Pulled pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, but oh! That bar-B- que chicken! Surely these guys have found the secret to the perfect grilled chicken – smoky flavor, crusty outside, and moist deliciousness inside. I “pigged out” on their chicken last summer at the Bad Pig while on a run, and once again, I was in Chicken Heaven! Along with roaring pipes, yummy Bar-B- Que, and rocking tunes, everyone was entered into a free door prize drawing; a sampling of what the shop sells: helmets, battery chargers, and Heritage’s very own shirts and ball caps. A 50/50 was held to benefit the Mayfield Fire Department. It was the perfect afternoon for catching up with old friends now that winter is finally over. The talk was all about this summer’s upcoming runs, road trips and of course, motorcycle modifications! But wait! If you missed it – there is still plenty of hospitality to go around! The shop coffee pot is always warm, donuts on hand, and on Saturdays, there’s pizza. This shop is the real deal – the guys will be performing everything from whileyou-wait oil changes, to complete motorcycle custom builds. The store carries a full line of men’s and women’s riding gear – with a good selection of jackets and helmets right in the showroom. Swing in for an extra sweatshirt and – gasp! RAIN GEAR! If you have something in mind – stop by and talk to Nancy Hoyt, who tends to the counter along with her faithful companion, Tinkerbell, during the week. She can help you find whatever you are looking for from boot to helmet, taillight to headlight! The shop has access to accessories from Drag Specialties, Kuryakyn, Show Chrome, Mustang and La Perla Seats, Saddleman luggage and bags, and more! Don’t forget tires! Make mine Metzelers, please! Are you like me –not mechanically inclined? You can arrange to have all you work done at the shop – they will get you rolling in no time! And if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, they sell a complete line of filters, belts, and fluids. Need a part? This is the place to start! The guys are also connected to a myriad of painters, pinstripers, and custom seat makers. 80-95% of the work they do is on Harley Davidson motorcycles, but they also work on American V-Twins, and some metric bikes. Phil’s wife, Michele, is a great influence – her custom, “Merlot”, is beautiful and fits her perfectly! Michele is around on weekends, and it’s always wonderful to see her. The guys are making sure that the female riders and passengers are well represented in the selection of accessories. And ladies – don’t be shy about stopping by with any of your riding, gear or mechanical concerns and questions. Phil, Brian and Nancy will be happy to help you out whether you are mechanical y inclined or not! Call the shop at 518-661-6815; and visit them on Face Book , at heritagecyclesny.com, and in person at 44 West Main Street, Mayfield – shop hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 9am to 3pm. Sundays the shop is closed – so that everyone can get out and RIDE!

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Gloversville Outlaws the Sale and Use of Salvia Divinorum
by: The Chef

Bleeker Fish & Game Club 4th Annual Golf Tournament
July 9th Proceeds to benefit scholarship fund. Cost: $70 Includes -Greens Fees/Cart -Prime Rib Dinner -And T-Shirt Money due by June 24th For more information contact: Club: 518-725-4302 or Theresa: 518-725-6318

Gloversville Common Council unanimously passes vote to outlaw psychedelic herb. The common Council of Gloversville, NY met on Tuesday May, 24th to vote on a bill that outlaws local stores from selling and possessing the herb Salvia Divinorum, the Leader Herald reports. The proposed law, presented by 1st Ward Councilwoman Robin Wentworth, allows penalties of a fine no less than $250 and no more than $500 for the first offense of possession, use or sale of the drug. Hold on to your wallets mom and dad! The law was brought to attention after a Youtube video appeared with students from the local high school using the drug. The effects are compared to that of LSD in the first 5 minutes, wear off shortly after and leave the user feeling like a pile of smashed eggplant for the next hour or so. One user describes the feeling as a, “euphoric high, mixed with anxiety, rage and suicidal thoughts.” But other people who insist on WINNING only say ”It sucks when your out, dude.” I guess that means you cant die from it, unless you are driving… Which as most stoners say, is only safe on weed. Local resident Juan Doughkeets, who approached the podium describing himself as an opponent of war and murder, and laws that prohibit drug use, attended and pleaded with the council not to pass the legislation. “This is an issue of banning versus education and socialization,” Juan said, comparing the effects of salvia to alcohol. “Stand up for your rights to use plants and put whatever plants in your body you want,” Doughkeets continued. Nonetheless, this new law isn’t a bad thing. It not only bans an otherwise, now expensive drug, but proves that our city can make laws by themselves, without using pricey legal legislation and third party representatives. That’s legal to do, right? Should they decide to ban other going-ons around the County of Fulton, they might as well start with fishing the Cayudetta. Which is stocked annually to help with the eco system, keeping the water clean of algae and disease carrying PCB’s. Gloversville 1st Ward Councilwoman Robin Wentworth can be reached at (518) 773-2765.


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Broadalbin Man Mowed Down And Left For Dead By An Off Duty Police Officer, Then Made To Be The Bad Guy. Wait. What?
by: The Chef
Local man killed by oncoming vehicle, left for dead. A car driven by an off duty State Trooper appearantly struck and killed a Broadalbin, Ny man and left the scene after the girlfriend called to report the accident. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said the trooper, Brian Beardsley, 32, was driving with his girlfriend on county Highway 110 around 2:41 a.m. Sunday when he struck Chad E. Finch, 29, of South Shore Road. Deputies say the original call to police was made by an unidentified woman who reported that she saw what appeared to be a body in the southbound lane of the 1200 block of Highway 110. When police arrived at the scene, they said, the caller was not there. An investigation revealed that the cellphone caller was Beardsley’s girlfriend, and that they were in the vehicle that likely struck Finch, deputies said. When deputies located Beardsley and went to Amsterdam to inspect the vehicle about an hour later, the car appeared to have been involved in an accident.

“An investigation revealed that the cellphone caller was Beardsley’s girlfriend, and that they were in the vehicle that likely struck Finch, deputies said.”
The reports in local news papers reveal a scarred past of DWI convictions for the victim, and turn the blame on him. The autopsy now reflects that Finch may have been laying down in the road at the time of the accident. This has no bearing on the fact that the Trooper and his girlfriend called in the report, then left the scene… Can you say major cover up??? SCAN TO WATCH NEWS STORY >>

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Palace Theatre Presents An Evening of Comedy Palace Theatre Presents Denis Leary – With EDDIE GRIFFIN ThinningTheHerd
Friday, June 17 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, July 10th at 7:00 PM
19 Clinton Ave Albany NY 12207 www.palacealbany.com Eddie Griffin got his start in comedy on a dare with a three-minute spot at an open mic night. He performed off-the-cuff for 45 minutes and purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his new dream of becoming a stand up comedian. In only one short month, he was a regular at the renowned Comedy Store, where he was compared with esteemed talents such as Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Lenny Bruce. After only two short months, Griffin was chosen to open for Andrew Dice Clay at Madison Square Garden that kicked off a 22-city tour.

Denis Leary’s first came into prominence in the 1990′s with his popular MTV shorts and his first live comedy album “No Cure For Cancer” and it’s breakout hit song “A**hole” which, despite it controversial name, received regular airplay on MTV and radio. Denis has appeared in numerous films as well as starring in and co-creating the Emmy Nominated show “Rescue Me” on the FX Network. His new comedy special “Douchebags and Donuts” recently premiered on Comedy Central to rave reviews. Denis Leary will kick off a stand up comedy tour this July titled “Denis Leary and Friends Present ThinningTheHerd” which makes a stop at the Palace Theater in Albany on July 10! The tour will be headlined by Denis Leary with special guests (From FX’s “Rescue Me”) Lenny Clarke, Robert Kelly & Kenny Rogerson. The show will also feature musical guests The Enablers with the Rehab Horns. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Leary Firefighters Foundation. The Leary Firefighters Foundation was established in 2000 in response to a tragic fire in Worcester, Massachusetts that claimed the lives of Denis’ cousin, a childhood friend, and four other firefighters. The Leary Firefighters Foundation’s mission is to provide funding and resources for Fire Departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology and training. Tickets arer $29.00 – $99.00 and are ON SALE NOW at The Palace Theater Box Office (located at 19 Clinton Ave). Box Office hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm. Tickets are also available fro purchase via Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 800-745-3000 and All Ticketmaster outlets or online at Ticketmaster.com. SCAN TO WATCH LEARY’S LATEST PODCAST >>

These successful performances led to appearances on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special “One Night Stand,” HBO Comedy Half Hour Special, the HBO special “Voodoo Child” and onstage at the legendary Apollo Theater. His acting career includes starring roles in the films “Double Take” alongside Orlando Jones, “John Q” with Denzel Washington, “Armageddon,” “Date Movie,” “Scary Movie 3,” and the hugely successful comedy franchise “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” and “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.” Eddie’s most recent comedy special “YOU CAN TELL ‘EM I SAID IT” premiered on Comedy Central in February of 2011. Don’t Miss the man that Comedy Central recently named one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time when Eddie Griffin PLAYS THE PALACE! TICKETS ARE $45.50 & $35.50 and go ON SALE SATURDAY APRIL 30 at 10AM at the Palace Theatre Box Office (located at 19 Clinton Ave). Box Office hours are Monday – Friday 10AM – 5PM and Saturday 10AM – 2PM. Tickets are also available for purchase via Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 800-745-3000 and All Ticketmaster outlets or online at ticketmaster.com.


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June 16
10,000 Maniacs with The Erin Harkes Band 5:00pm - Alive At Five Albany Riverfront Park Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2011 with an extensive US tour, multi-platinum Jamestown NY recording artists 10,000 Maniacs were one of the original alternative rock bands.

Main Street, Across from the Farmers’ Market Pavilion, Gloversville, NY Cost: free Rain or shine! The third Downtown Gloversville Art Fair and Sale.

6:30pm Northern Lights, Rt 146W, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, NY Cost: $13 Adv/$15 Day of Show

June 26
School’s Out Summer Breakfast Buffet 8:00am - 12pm Eagle Mills Cider Mill & Family Fun park, 383 County Road 138, Broadalbin, NY (518) 883-8700 Cost: $7.95 Adults, $4.50 Children (12 and under)

Peck’s One Room Schoolhouse 1:00pm - 4:00pm Corner of Rt. 29A and Peck Lake Road, Gloversville, NY Cost: Donation Alice Peck, (518) 725-6236

July 5
Johnstown Farmer’s Market 3:00pm - 6:00pm North Perry Street, Johnstown, NY Cost: free NYC Ballet Opening Night 8:00pm SPAC Amphitheater Cost: $20.00 - $72.50 Fearful Symmetries (1988) by John Adams, Morton Gould, based on a theme by Jerome Kern, “I’m Old-Fashioned”, El Capitan, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa. Summer Reading Club

June 19
Eagle Mills Fathers Day Flapjack Frenzy 8:00am - 12:00pm Eagle Mills Cider Mill & Family Fun Park, 383 County Road 138, Broadalbin, NY (518) 883-8700 Cost: $7.95 Adults, $4.50 Children (12 and under)

July 3
Sport Island Pub-Annual Fireworks Display 9:30pm - 10:00pm Sport Island Pub 108 Riverside Blvd, Northville, NY, (518) 863-2003 Cost: free Eagle Mills Gem Blitz Weekend 10:00am - 5:00pm 383 Cty. Rd. 138, Broadalbin, NY (518) 883-8700 Cost: $6-$10 dependent on gem bag size Fantastic Fun for Everyone! Come pan for fool’s gold, amethyst, garnet, topaz and more at our authentic Gem Sluice-way...you’ll be shocked and surprised when you hit pay dirt.

June 17
Mountain Valley Hospice Golf Invitational 8:30am - 9:00pm Hamilton Lake Golf Course, Lake Pleasant, NY (518) 725-4545

June 27
Peter Gabriel at SPAC 8:00pm SPAC Amphitheater Cost: $65.00 - $150.00 An evening with Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra

June 30
Country Night. Thompson Square with The Hillbilly Horns 5:00pm - Alive At Five Albany Riverfront Park With the #1 country hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?” and two CMT award nominations, music fans around the world are quickly getting to know the husband-andwife duo of Kiefer and Shawna Thompson.

10:00am - 8:00pm Johnstown Public Library, 38 South Market Street, Johnstown, NY Cost: free Val Rogers, 518) 762-8317 Free and open to all children pre-school through eighth grade. Program includes independent reading, arts & crafts, themed workshops, games and much more.

Cost: $200 It’s time for the 17th Annual Mountain Valley Hospice Golf Invitational sponsored by Hamilton Lake Golf Course, International Paper and The Inn at Speculator! Enjoy the best of the Adirondack Mountains, exquisite food and an amazing day of golf for just $200.

July 7
1st Annual John Deuel Golf Benefit 8:00am - 2:00pm Holland Meadows Golf Course, 1503 State Highway 29, Gloversville, NY Cost: $40.00 Brian Winney, (518) 332-4555 1st Annual John Deuel Golf Benefit, Thursday, July 7th at Holland Meadows Golf Course, 8am Shotgun Start Scrambel. $40.00 per person includes: 18 holes of golf, FOOD, $1.00 Beers, 50/50 Raffle and prizes.

June 21
Johnstown Farmer’s Market 3:00pm - 6:00pm North Perry Street, Johnstown, NY Cost: free Advanced Hemp Jewelry with Cassandra 6:00pm - 8pm Black Bear Bead Co., 86 Briggs Street, Suite 2A, Johnstown, NY (518) 773-2323 Cost: $30 plus materials

July 1
Shadows Fall 6:30pm Northern Lights, Rt 146W, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, NY Cost: $12 Adv/$14 Day of Show

June 18
20th Annual Summer Fishing Contest 6:00am - 4:00pm Riverside Blvd., Sacandaga Park, Northamtpon, NY Cost: $15 pre registered or $18 day of contest 20th annual summer fishing contest for bass, walleye and trout featuring $1,500.00 in cash prizes. This contest will also feature our large annual raffle with and additional $3,000 in prizes given away. Randy Gardinier (518) 843-6329 Interstate Reunion Show 8:00pm Northern Lights, 1208 Rte 146 Clifton Park, NY (518) 371-0012 Cost: $10 advance/$12 day of show

July 2
Ill Funk, Saving Atlantis & Memory of Me Concert & Home Run Derby 4:00 PM Meco Ball Park, 435 West State Street Gloversville, NY (518) 725-5533 Cost: $10.00, $15.00 for HR Derby Join us for an outdoor festival at Meco Ball Park. Kicks off with a home run derby and Memory of Me at 5 then Saving Atlantis..! Headlining the stage at 9:30 is ILL FUNK...! Gloversville Farmers Market 8:00am - 12:00pm Gloversville Market, Bleeker Street Square, Gloversville, NY

June 23
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 5:00pm - Alive At Five Albany Riverfront Park Martha Reeves & the Vandellas put Motown at the top of the charts with classics like “Heat Wave”, “Jimmy Mack” and their signature “Dancing in the Streets”.

July 4
Lanzi’s on the Lake-Annual Fireworks Display 9:30pm State Highway 30, Mayfield, NY (518) 661-7711 Cost: free admission Price Choppers Fabulous 4th and Fireworks Festival 3:00pm - 11:00pm Empire State Plaza, 240 State St. Albany, NY

Burton Cummings of The Guess Who 5:00pm - Alive At Five Albany Riverfront Park One of the great voices of rock, Burton Cummings scored an unprecedented string of hits with Canada’s original rock and roll superstars, The Guess Who. Bluegrass Concert 7:00pm - 8:00pm Durey Creek Bluegrass Band Corner St. Hwy. 10 & Chapel Rd, Caroga Lake, NY (518)

June 25
Freihofers Jazz Festival at SPAC 12:00pm SPAC Amphitheater Cost: $45.00 - $75.00 Micheal McDonald, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Wein Leftover Crack

Gloversville BID/SVAN Art Fair and Sale 8:00am - 2:00pm Park between Elm & North


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July 8
All Balanchine 8:00pm SPAC Amphitheater Cost: $20.00 - $72.50 Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48 (1880) by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky, Grand Tarentelle for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 67, Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op. 3 no. 10, Vivaldi.

July 12
Johnstown Farmer’s Market 3:00pm - 6:00pm North Perry Street, Johnstown, NY Cost: free Shadows Fall - With Times Of Grace 6:30pm Northern Lights, Rt 146W, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, NY Cost: $18 Adv / $20 Day of Show

July 10
SVAN Song Sunday Concerts in the Park 1:00pm - 7:00pm Waterfront Park Northville, NY Cost: free Michele Derwin, (518) 924-3008 Toby Walker - Acoustic blues Toby will kick off our SVAN Song Summer concert series. Def Leppard 8:00pm SPAC Amphitheater Cost: $26.00 - $125.00 Def Leppard with very special guests Heart!

July 14
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Berlin’s Timothy Ray Brown Cured Of AIDS
The first ever HIV-AIDS patient is fully cured. by: BONTH
Timothy Ray Brown, of San Francisco, contracted the virus over 15 years ago, and discovered he was afflicted with Leukemia around the same time. While in Germany in 2007, Brown underwent a “bone marrow stem cell transplant” in an attempt to cure his Leukemia, according to the International Business Times. Since the threateningly invasive procedure was performed three years ago, neither Leukemia nor HIV have been detected in Brown’s system. Known in the medical community as “The Berlin Patient,” Brown says he hasn’t taken his HIV medication since he underwent the bone marrow stem cell transplant. Nerds across the pond at dailymail.co.uk state that, “Researchers eventually zoomed in on a gene called CCR5. That gene codes for a protein that acts as a ‘receptor’ outside white blood cells – essentially a ‘lock’. If that receptor isn’t present, it seems that the HIV virus cannot break into the blood cell. That means it cannot begin the infection that eventually leads to AIDS.” And concludes, saying that, “the gene is really a mutation, and that DNA studies suggest it arose in the Middle Ages. Some experts have suggested it spread in response to the Black Plague, while others have pointed to smallpox as more likely.” . . . mind boggling. Wicked smart UCSF doctors claim that 1% of Caucasians are straight-up immune to HIV. Brown received his stem cell transplant from one of these “one per-centers”. So there is not necessarily a “cure” for the virus, being that Brown received a transplant. Supposing the immune stem cells could be regenerated in a controlled environment may produce a “cure”. . . but that would be controversial wouldn’t it. I mean, HIV-AIDS has only been killing people indiscriminately for thirty straight years. The disease continues to spread globally at a rate of 7,000 per day, the UN says. SCAN TO WATCH VIDEO >> Earths surface and into the soil of Egypt. The new infrared technology is housed in satellites and can sense the mortar bricks used by ancients to build their homes because they are much denser than the surrounding soil. The discovery is giving archeologists new insight into the size and complexity of our ancestors cities and one word describes them BIG! The discovery has already been dubbed the biggest archeological advancements of our time. As you can see by the picture above they are some pretty massive cities underneath the silt of the mighty Nile and now archeologists know exactly where to dig.

New Egyptian Pyramids Discovered!
by: Kid Chronic
Scientists not only discovered seventeen new pyramids, they found whole cities! They accomplished this by using infrared technology that could see through the

Trucker “Inflated” Like a Balloon After Falling Onto An Air Tank As* First
by: Kid Chronic
Steven McCormack has seen better days as he is spending the night in the hospital recovering from being blown up like a human balloon. It all started when McCormick fell onto a compressed air tank nozzle ass first. The nozzle became lodged in his rear while turned on, inflating him to the tune of 100 psi! The compressed air was so strong that it “separated fat from muscle,” causing swelling in his head and fluid to build up in his lungs. PS – Dude looks exactly like Val Kilmer once he got fat. Matter of fact, maybe this is how Val Kilmer got so fat. Only logical explanation. I mean Kilmer once donned the Batman costume, everything that is man in Top Gun. Now he just sits home with his pet Buffalo, staring at his top shelf wife all day.


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Obama’s Pet, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
by: Natrayger
If you have never heard the term “Court Jew” before, it does not refer to a lawyer or a judge. Court Jew is a term that was used to describe Jews who gained social influence for themselves and their connections during the precarious Jewish existence in Europe. They served many functions for some ruling Kings and their courts, hence that term. These services included that of finance and other functions. Sometimes they would intercede with the monarch on behalf of their persecuted brethren. In other cases they performed these functions for personal gain like being able to live outside the Jewish ghettos and could even achieve nobility. From today’s perspective it is unfair to judge the right or wrong of their existence and functions from the twenty first century in a country free of legal and other forms of religious persecution like the United States. But in this case I use it pejoratively about one person. That person is Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Obama has appointed her the head of the Democratic National Committee. Based on his statements and actions, a fair case can be made that President Obama has shown hatred and contempt for the state of Israel, but he has a Jewish problem. Jews generally favor the existence of Israel considering the alternatives which would be the destruction of that state and its people. Jews only make up around two percent of the American electorate but because they vote in high numbers and contribute financially to candidates, their impact is far greater. Jews also live in certain battleground states, chief among them is Florida. In 2008, Obama won Florida by some 230,000 votes out of more than 8,000,000 cast. No republican can hope to get a majority of Jewish votes for reasons that are inexplicable to me. In 2008, Jews gave Barack Obama 78% of their vote in spite of his demonstrated preference for associating with people who clearly are anti American, anti-Israel, and antiSemitic. He was a member of Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church for twenty years with the reverend making anti American and anti Israel rants. It is hard to believe Obama did not know of them. His participation in Farrakhan’s million man march would normally be unacceptable to Jewish voters but Obama is very clever. His technique has been to keep some Jewish associates around so that other Jews feel more secure. I imagine the reasoning on the part of Jews goes something like, ‘oh, he’s OK, after all, Rahm Emanuel who went to Israel and volunteered as a civilian during the 1991 Gulf War works for him?’ There is one problem now that Emanuel is the mayor of Chicago. Obama needed a “court Jew” and he found one, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Not only does she serve as a court Jew but she is a twofer, she is from Florida as well. This I believe is what was behind Obama’s making her the head of the DNC.

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6/05: Does This Look Like The Face Of Three Robbers Who Mistook A Bagadonuts For Cash?
Sporting ski masks and a hatchet, Lukas Peterson, Charles Iliffe and Nicholas Mercuri robbed a Dunkin Donuts on Main St. Hyannis. The three entered the store at around 9pm and demanded a paper bag out of a female employees purse. The scared employee handed over the paper bag and the three masked men ran off without even checking the bags contents. If they had, they would have realized that the bag actually contained two donuts and was not the restaurants earnings for the day as they had thought. They are now charged with armed robbery for stealing two donuts.

5/27: Is This The Face Of An Unlicensed Ravena Man Who Stole His Girlfriends Car To Get Vodka, Led Police On A Chase, Then Told Them He Was Just Trying To Get His “Swerve On.?”
Robert Bishop, 62, of Revena, NY had a fight with his girl over money, threw her to the ground, then took off with her car without permission. She phoned police, who tracked him down at the liquor store and told him to turn off the ignition. It was then that Bishop sped out of the parking lot and through a residential neighborhood before being stopped. When arrested he told police that his, “bitch” was trying to stop him from getting his swerve on.

5/25: Does This Look Like The Face Of A Florida Man Who Got Busted For Becoming A Solo Member Of The Mile High Club..?
A Florida man’s flight to Denver came to an unhappy ending when he was hauled off the flight after a female passenger spotted him apparently masturbating in his seat. Kyle Pearce, 25, was arrested by the FBI when United Airlines Flight 340 landed in Denver from Spokane, Washington, on May 19. He became the only known solo member of the Mile High Club. “In disbelief, I looked and saw his penis,” said the girl. “I hit him with a book in the arm, which caused him to stop and leave for the bathroom.”

5/19: Is This The Face Of A Woman Who Tried To Barter $2.00 And An Olive Garden House Salad For Crack Cocaine From An Undercover Officer..?
An undercover cop in Utah reports that a woman approached her on the street while he was operating a sting and asked her to trade her take out salad and $2.00 in change for a piece of crack. KSL-TV reports the 33-year-old Margaret Gordon, approached the officer who was working on a street corner known for drug sales. Police say she asked the officer for $10 worth of cocaine, but said she only had $2 and an Olive Garden salad in a to-go box.

5/16: Is This The Face Of The IMF President Who Charged Out Of His Bathroom Buck Naked And Proceeded To Molest The Hotel Maid…?
Apparently Dominique Strauss-Kahn was at a very pricy $3000 per night luxury suite in New York called Sofitel Hotel. Police say a 32-year-old chambermaid the Sofitel Hotel says she entered Strauss-Kahn’s luxury suite to clean it Saturday afternoon. The maid told police Strauss-Kahn came out of the bathroom naked and attempted to force her into performing sex acts. The maid says she broke free, fled the room and told other hotel personnel, who called police. SCAN CODE TO SEE NEWS REPORT >>>


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Sustantivo, Spanish For Nerd
Hacker-activists. “Hacktivists”. Spanish hacktivist nerds were arrested this week, charged with the hacking of Sony Corp’s Playstation Network, among other businesses and banks. The three suspected Spaniards belong to “Anonymous,” a gaggle of hacker nerds who describe themselves as, “internet freedom fighters and have previously brought down websites of the Church of Scientology as well as Amazon.com Inc, Mastercard Inc and others they saw as hostile to WikiLeaks,” says news.yahoo.com. “Anonymous” has responded, stating they were not involved in the Sony attacks, and moreover, were not interested in burgling credit card data. According to Spanish police, “the accused, who were arrested in Almeria, Barcelona and Alicante, were guilty of coordinated computer hacking attacks from a server set up in a house in Gijon in the north of Spain,” says yahoo.com. “LulzSec” is another, more narcissistic hacker group, fond of gloating of accomplished hacks on thier website and twitter. LulzSec was reportedly responsible for appoximately 40,000 Sony Network users hacked accounts. This is cracker crumbs compared to the millions of affected account holders. Said LulzSec, on its Sony hack, “What’s worse is that every bit of data we took wasn’t encrypted. Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, which means it’s just a matter of taking it. This is disgraceful and insecure: they were asking for it.” The FBI has yet to comment. Anonymous members have hacked the governments of Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand, and police beleive they’re capable of actually “collapsing” a nation’s administrative infrastructure. More on “Anonymous” to come…

Joplin.. Before & After
United States’ worst tornado in 64 years. The midwest is under duress. With winds exceeding 200 mph, the EF5 twister carved a mile wide, 6 mile long path through Joplin, Mo, killing over 120 people. Rescue and recovery were under-

way for a week straight, while nightly tornado sirens tucked the town in at night. According to CBSNews, “The Joplin tornado was the deadliest single twister

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NFL Lockout…Will We See Football In 2011?
Are you ready for some football!?!?!? by: Matthew Mahoney
Well apparently some folks are not.Over the past couple of years, much speculation has occurred over what the status will be for the 2011-2012 NFL season, as the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) between the NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) and the Owners of the NFL would expire. The reason the CBA was not renewed had to deal with money, go figure. The owners believed they wanted more out of the pool of revenue the NFL makes, while the NFLPA believed the same. It was made quite clear that neither side had any intentions of budging, and the lockout became official on March 12th 2011. Some on the owners side claim that they are losing money and are looking to acquire more money in the new CBA. The NFLPA has requested to see evidence of their claims, but the owners refuse to do so. To me this shows the greed of the NFL owners who are not losing any money during the season, but looking to gain more money that could be used in other areas of the game. In these attempts to come to an agreement, there is one side in particular who is getting the short end of the stick, and that is the fans. For the fans, what is most important is that there is a full season of football this year. With the recently announced cancellation of the Rookie Symposium , it is the first sign of an event cancellation besides team workouts. When and if training camps and pre season games become cancelled, more magnitude and reality will be placed on the severity of the issue at hand. These potential cancellations will not hurt just the owners, players and fans, it will also hurt the communities that rely and thrive on the teams presence in their cities. Mediation talks between both sides are set to resume on June 7th 2011. This will take place in St. Louis in front of a court. As fans, we can only hope for the best.

Ohio State Quarterback Pryor Not Playing This Year?
by: Spencer Satterlee
Jim Tressel? Gone. Terrelle Pryor? Gone. The 2010 Big Ten Conference Player Of The Year will not be returning for his senior season at the Ohio State University. The 6 foot 6 quarterback received improper benefits from the owner of a tattoo parlor, which violated NCAA rules. He was originally scheduled to be suspended for the first 5 games of the 2011-2012 season, but now will not play his senior season, stating “In the best interests of my teammates, I’ve made the decision to forgo my senior year of football at The Ohio State University.” One of the big reasons Jim Tressel, former head coach resigned from the university was because he had prior knowledge that Terrelle and some of his players were receiving benefits. Pryor has helped the football program a lot, though. He has a 31-4 record starting, and holds the rushing record for quarterbacks at the university with 2,164 yards. He also passed for 6,177 yards during his time as a Buckeye. But, Pryor might return to the game of football soon, but for now, the NCAA is still investigating the University, and players of OSU. This is ironic because it’s the same day that the University of Southern California, USC, Trojans got stripped of their 2004 BCS National Title for violating NCAA rules, for players, mostly New Orleans Saints. Bush received improper benefits, and was ineligible when he played with the Trojans.

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Nathan Horton Stretchered Off After Aaron Rome Hit In Game 3. Rome Suspended.
by: The Chef
Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton was knocked unconscious tonight after a late and illegal hit by Vancouver Canucks defense-man Aaron Rome. Terrible hit and worthy of a suspension. If kicking Aaron Rome out of the Stanley Cup finals for his headshot on Nathan Horton represents the new rule of law in the NHL, well, it’s about time. Rome’s shoulder-to-helmet hit was a crushing blow, delivered after Horton had passed the puck. Even in the Wild West days of the Broadway Bullies it would have been a penalty. Nathan Horton has been the Bruins best forward in these playoffs and he will be dearly missed. You also have to think about his future in hockey as we have learned over the past few years concussions are something you have to take serious and have to take care of and we know each one is different. Aaron Rome was suspended and kicked out of the Stanley Cup finals. The first player to ever get suspended from a Cup game for more than one day. << SCAN BARCODE TO SEE THE MONSTER HIT

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Plaxico Burress Starts Probation In Florida
by: Kid Chronic
Right here in my own backyard, Plaxico Burress will begin his road back into the NFL. The former receiver just checked into the Florida probation department today after serving a two-year sentence for bringing a handgun to a night club.

As a life long Giants fan, I have to say that I’m super bummed to hear he’s not going back to New York. Mark my words this guy is going to come back with a vengeance like Micheal Vick. Whatever squad gets him will be picking up a class A receiver at a super low price, since owners will probably consider him a risk. However if you ask me he’s the steal of the century, I guarantee he lights it up this year. CRIS CARTERS PREDICTIONS>>>

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Upstate Rap Group Delivers “The Hype”
by: The Chef
When I first met with the three artists known as ILL TOXINZ, I knew I was in for one of two things. Three guys who decided they were good at Karaoke. Or two, a similar, ordinary beat with lay over voice samples and mediocre lyrics about struggles with living in the Upstate 518 area. Let me tell you something. I was wrong and I got neither. What I got was just three long time friends, partners and businessmen who have a wide variety of styles that when mixed together, produce one of the grittier, bite your teeth into sounds I have heard since the days of Cyprus Hill. With an album called, “Upstate Hype,” you would expect the usual regurgitated “I’m better than you” swag, but Toxinz presents their own brand of poetic fluidity with quality production that will definitely make some serious noise in the Hip Hop community. Their style is heard, but mainly seen which is why this group could fit well into any category of performances they should take on. Its raw, its hard, but it also embraces what rap was originally about, telling a story.

Watching Casz freestyle gave me one of the heaviest feelings in my gut you can get. I have been in some bigger studios too, but something about the hometown feel and the stench of determination in that small recording studio made me realize what time it was. Rapper Casz does not skimp on quality lyrics. Rather, he puts more emphasis on the beats and melodies, creating deeper and more intricate cuts, I felt. He tended to switch in and out of his almost hook like rhymes, to get you to listen to the story that he was telling. Their production company “Next Step Productions” say’s they are the next big thing in poetic harmony. Shows are being booked almost regularly for them now. Their single, “Scream 4″ saw its success at an opening for the actual movie Scream 4 recently. “The owner Bruce called us up, said he heard this track we made, said it would be great to have playing as the movie came on,” explained Burnz the stocky and haughty voiced, angles man of the group. After that, he said, “We felt like we were getting somewhere.” Burnz, went on to tell us how he came about this business while up in Lake George with his younger brother back in the day. I guess the story of rapping in the streets for money isn’t such a tall tale. “We (he and his brother Manny) just walked around, you know beat-boxin in the hallways at school. So when we went to where the scene was, we just let it rip.” To explain all of their songs would keep me here all night, but just take it from vocalist and sound engineer Merced who believes that a strong mind, mixed with regular tuning of your vocal chords can get you where you want to be. He uses vibrato and scales to get effects of artists like Craig David. Harmonizing most of their songs where you will hear him in the background ever so lightly in one, but very pronounced in others. ILL TOXINZ can be reached at 518-763-1283 for booking information or to check them out online go to reverbnation.com/caszcasual.


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The Hangover 2 - Movie Review
by: The Chef
Have you seen The Hangover? Odds are you have. Did you like it? Odds are you did. After all, it is a witty comedy aimed at an audience above the age of where thinking that sneaking a drink by you parents is the coolest thing to do. And naturally, The Hangover was a hit at the box office, grossing more than $280 million, which meant that, in the business world of movies today, a sequel is meant to be. Is the sequel as good as the first one? Definitely not. Is it an enjoyable movie? In some ways yes, in other ways no. Will you enjoy it? It depends. Take Vegas out of the equation and insert Bangkok, take out the regular prostitute and insert a transsexual, take out the tiger and insert the monkey and keep the amount of f-words used the same and you get the Hangover 2.

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Kelly Osbourne Is A Material Girl
by: Mrs. Glock
When Madonna and daughter Lola started their junior line Material Girl they were looking to target the young and unique. The cool thing about this line, sold exclusively at Macy’s, is that it’s girly, has an edge, and is affordable! During last season, Taylor Momsen was the original face of the brand, but for their 2011 Spring collection, they’ve unveiled their new image as former ‘wild child’ Kelly Osbourne. The 26-year-old funky, British star Kelly Osbourne is looking FAB! She’s lost so much weight and has managed to keep it off. Madonna said in a statement that Kelly represents a true Material Girl because she is edgy, cool, and has a unique sense of style that Lola and her love. That’s cool that Kelly is now the second celeb to lend her image for the line. I love the colors and mismatch. It’s rebellious and still softly feminine. Kelly, you’re looking great and super cute. I give you thumbs up for evolving into a true fashion icon. Love it. Keep reading Mrs. Glock’s blogs for the latest in Style and Fashion.

Did You Know That Charlie Sheen Invented Stuff And Holds A Patent
by: The Chef

Or do you care?? I know, I know, Charlie Sheen stuff is completely played out, but this is actually interesting and not painfully sad. It turns out that America’s current drugged-out Vatican Warlock Assassin was not always as completely unhinged as he is now. At one time, the “Ma-Sheen” was actually a contributing member of society. It’s well known that he had a line of outrageously hideous bowling shirts, but did you know that he invented stuff? Like this Chapstick holder that looks like, but surprisingly , is not a sex toy…


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How Do You Explain Sinatra Style
by: The Chef
Too often I’ve heard the expression, “He sings Sinatra style.” From imitators performances in Vegas, to CD Covers that have pop singers trying their best to look like The Chairman Of The Board. Comparisons are tricky because they have to be perfectly parallel. Native English speakers often mess up sentences like these! You have to basically ask yourself a question that rewords what you’re trying to say. “Who does Michael Buble often perform like?” Like Frank Sinatra, not like his style. If you say “like Frank Sinatra’s style,” English speakers would know what you mean but they would also wonder why you can’t use the correct preposition. The best expression I feel works, is “to do it” as in to perform in. Definitely not giving the subject the honor of ownership. There was no one like Frankie. Often imitated, never duplicated. Even with the world misinforming itself, Michael Buble, will never have Frank Sinatra Style. He can certainly “perform” like Ol Blue Eyes, but never will he own that title. comes to having their style in clothing and accessories reflect their inner confidence and vision of themselves. They don’t know how to pull their look together and it leads to an “off track” image of what they’re going for. Picture a financial advisor that dresses like a house painter, or a sales lady that dresses like a stripper, you get the picture. Mastering the art of dressing well for your lifestyle can be a challenge, but you can handle it. Much the same as when you see a picture in a magazine of a hairstyle you like, and cut it out for your stylist to recreate, you can do the same with clothes. Gather some looks you like from magazines. Think of celebrities or public figures that have a look you think would fit you and start a small file. When you’re ready, take your file to the mall to stores that actually have salespeople that know how to assist you in putting it together. Then be strong. Some salespeople will try to tell you that anything looks fabulous on you. Don’t fall for that. If you hate it in the store you’ll hate it when you get it home. Only buy things that make you look really good. When in doubt, don’t. Sound like a lot of work? It’s tough if you’re not used to it, but there is another way. Hire a personal stylist to help you. Stylists have consultations with you to see where you’re coming from and what results you’re after, the good ones are great listeners. They look at you, your existing clothes, your budget, and then they formulate a plan of action. You’ll go shopping together to match new things to what you already own, and you’ll save time and money and frustration, but most importantly you’ll come out with the look you want to back up your brand. The people that take the time to master their personal style create strong personal brands and have a distinct advantage over those who don’t, and you can have it too.

If You Were A Product, Would You Buy You?
by: Fearless Fashionista
You may not think of yourself as a brand, but there is only one you representing you. Ask yourself, if you were a product, would you buy you? For companies, branding is about sharing and communicating their essence to their target audience in a memorable and meaningful way. It has to do with differentiating yourself from the crowd, and highlighting what’s unique about the company and its services. The same is true when creating your own personal brand representing you. The process of creating an effective brand for companies AND individuals, starts with knowing who you are and what you want to communicate. It’s about expressing your true essence in a bold, make no apologies manner, with confidence and clarity. If you like the idea of branding yourself, you’ll first have to decide what you stand for. Define your standard. What do you want people to associate you with? Credibility, creativity, competence, intelligence? Whatever it is you want to convey, there are lots of ways to support that through the way you dress and package yourself. The number one challenge I find people have is that they know who they are, they know more or less what they want to communicate, but they slip up when it


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Paying Out At The Pump? Maybe It’s Your Technique…
by: The Chef
I have always been an advocate for green energy and energy efficient automobiles. However, there still exists the gasoline guzzlers and the 10 miles per gallon SUV’s that seem to always make the price of gas go up. I own one. It’s not my fault. I place the blame on big oil. However, what is your fault will astound you. Here are some gasoline saving tips we at the Encore found to work best when at the pump.! 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 means 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. 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. You should be pumping on low mode, 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 of the 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. One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL. 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.

Tips For Smarter Fuel Economy
1. Avoid over-warming up of engine, even on cold mornings. 45 seconds or less is plenty of time. 2. Don’t start and stop the engine needlessly, or repeatedly. The amount of fuel used when starting the vehicle is the same as running the engine on idle for a minute. 3. Avoid ‘revving’ the engine, especially just before you turn off the motor; this wastes fuel and also washes oil down from the inside cylinder walls, contributing to loss of oil pressure. 4. Eliminate rough starts. Accelerate slowly and steadily when accelerating from a complete stop. Don’t push the gas pedal all the way down. About 25% This is better for the carburetor to function at its peak. 5. Don’t top off your gas tank. Overfilling can cause the gas to spill out of the tank. Stop pumping after you hear the first click. 6. Don’t SPEED! Passing legal speed limit not only will result in an expensive ticket, it also causes lesser fuel efficiency. For example, driving 55 mph will give you about 20% better mileage than traveling at 65 mph or 70 mph. 7. Driving at the legal speed limit you boost your chances of having the “green light” all the way because of the way that the traffic signals are configured. 8. For manual transmissions, shifting earlier will save on gas. Maintaining high rpms in the lower gears can waste nearly 40% of your fuel economy. 9. Highway driving with the windows down will reduce your mileage by 10%. 10. Use the cruise-control whenever on long drives. Driving at a variable rate wastes fuel.

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A Drunk Walks Into A Bar
A serious drunk walked into a bar and, after staring for some time at the only woman seated at the bar, walked over to her and kissed her. She jumped up and slapped him silly. He immediately apologized and explained... “I’m sorry. I thought you were my wife. You look exactly like her.” “Why you worthless, insufferable, wretched, no good drunk!” she screamed. “Funny,” he muttered, “you even sound exactly like her.”

A Neutron Walks Into A Bar
A neutron walks into a bar. “I’d like a beer” he says. The bartender promptly serves up a beer. “How much will that be?” asks the neutron. “For you?” replies the bartender, “no charge”

A Seal Walks Into A Bar
A seal walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a drink. The bartender asks the seal, “What’s your pleasure?” The seal replies, “Anything but Canadian Club.”

Stages of Drunkeness
0 – Stone cold sober. Brain as sharp as an army bayonet. 1 – Still sober. Pleasure senses activated. Feeling of well-being. 2 – Jager is warming up your head. Pretzles are ordered. Barmaid complimented on choice of blouse. 3 – Crossword in newspaper is filled in. You are bored. You start filling in the blanks to appear smart. 4 – Compliment barmaid on choice of bra. It is partially visible when she leans into cooler. Order half a dozen beers one by one. 5 – Have brilliant discussion with guy on the next bar stool. Devise fool-proof scheme for wining lottery, sort out NY giants offense problems. 6 – Feel like a Demi-God. Map out rest of life on cocktail napkin. Realize that everybody loves you. Call parents and tell them you love them. Call ex-girlfriend to tell her you still love her and she still has an amazing ass. 7 – Send drinks over to woman sitting at table with boyfriend. No reaction. Scribble out message of love on five cocktail napkins and Frisbee them to her across the room. Boyfriend asks you outside. You buy him a Wine Cooler. He pinches your nose. Your eyes water. You cry. 8 – Some slurring. Offer to buy drinks for everyone in room. Lots of people say yes. Go round the bar hugging them one by one. Fall over. Get up. Tell everyone about Barmaids bra. 9 – Head-ache kicks in. Miller High Life tastes amazing. Next bottle comes tasting same. Say, “This stuff sucks.” Fight nausea by trying to play TouchTunes for ten minutes before seeing out of order sign. 10 – Some doubling of vision. Stand on table shouting abuse at all four bartenders. Slapped by bartender’s wife, who you offer to give a baby to. Fall over. Get up. Fall over. Impale head on corner of table. Fail to notice oozing head wound. 11 – Speech no longer possible. Eventually manage to find door. Sit and take stock. Realize you are sitting in pub cellar, having taken a wrong turn.Vomit. Pass out. 12 – Put in cab by somebody. Give home address. Wake up on ex’s porch.


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