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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Who Electric Cars Help and Hurt. | Swing Trading

Who Electric Cars Help and Hurt. | Swing Trading: "Beyond these obvious beneficiaries it gets a little more complicated. I found this interesting table from the QVM Group that listed the impact that electric cars, which will soon be produced at one million units a year, will have on the supply and demand for raw materials."



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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Owner of McDonald's were employee allegedly spit in tea issues s - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |

Owner of McDonald's were employee allegedly spit in tea issues s - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |: "After getting the tea they noticed it was not sweet, according to deputies. After returning the drinks the customers realized that the order was still not correct, deputies said.

Deputies said rather than going back to the restaurant, the victims went home to add their own sweetener.

The victims said when they open the top they noticed a large deposit of phlegm was found floating in both drinks."



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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ethics Compliant Charges Governor Haley Unlawfully Hid Campaign Contributors Identities

Haley faces ethics hearing | The Greenville News | GreenvilleOnline.com: "Butch Bowers, the attorney representing (Governor Nikki) Haley, described the accusations to GreenvilleOnline.com as “minor” and called the missing information “routine matters.”

The State Ethics Commission has notified Haley that it found probable cause “to support the allegations” in the complaint and has scheduled a July 18 hearing, which will be held behind closed doors unless Haley requests an open hearing, according to the commission’s hearing notice."

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Welcome migratory songbirds to your yard

Welcome migratory songbirds to your yard: "Welcome migratory songbirds to your yard

Nothing says spring like the sweet sounds of songbirds. As warmer temperatures begin to arrive, so do the many familiar sounds of spring, including the songs of returning migrant birds.

After a long winter and tiring migration, our feathered friends need a welcoming haven to come back to. How can you ensure your yard or garden is bird-friendly?

To get you started, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), offers a few helpful tips for creating an outdoor space birds will flock to:"

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Dick Cheney released from hospital - CNN

Dick Cheney released from hospital - CNN: "Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been released from a Virginia hospital 10 days after undergoing a heart transplant, his office said Tuesday."

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Gulf Coast: August - Seven Years Ago

Publication Details | USAonWatch.org: A Program of The National Sheriffs' Association's Neighborhood Watch: "The Gulf Coast: August - Seven Years Ago
No one living on America’s Gulf Coast when Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005 will ever forget the devastation wrought by this monster cyclone. The most costly and one of the five deadliest storms in U.S. history, Katrina was responsible for at least 1,836 deaths, caused at least $80 billion in damages (some estimates are much higher), and left countless others homeless."

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Stephen Garcia Pays Weekend Visit to Carolina Facility - Cat Scratch Reader

Stephen Garcia Pays Weekend Visit to Carolina Facility - Cat Scratch Reader: "In a move that may tip the Panthers  draft hand in a couple of respects, the Panthers spent the weekend getting a closer look at former at University of South Carolina Quarterback Stephen Garcia.

The team's prolonged visit with the former Columbia party animal may indicate a willingness to part with a late round pick to acquire his talents, as well as an intention of bringing in Garcia's former teammate and favorite connection Wide Receiver Alshon Jeffrey, who has spent the offseason slimming down and speeding up."

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DHEC Inspectors Could Suffer from Odor Abnormalities

Editors Opinion: It is entirely possible that SCDHEC's years of failure to recognize the huge odor problem associated with Lee County's famous 140 foot tall wart in an otherwise pristine landscape is because their Inspectors can detect the odors but can't classify them - perhaps they need to be tested for smell disorders. 
  • Anosmia - Inability to detect odors
  • Hyposmia - Decreased ability to detect odors
  • Dysosmia - Distorted identification of smell
    • Parosmia - Altered perception of smell in the presence of an odor, usually unpleasant
    • Phantosmia – Perception of smell without an odor present
    • Agnosia - Inability to classify or contrast odors, although able to detect odors LINK



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