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HPV Vaccine Harms 2000 Schoolgirls

Posted by Casey on September 14, 2009

If you don’t remember … the HPV vaccine was thoroughly rushed into production at lightning speed.  Many parents and doctors had great concerns about the vaccine because there was no long term studies done on it.  So world governments launched a counter-attack via taxpayer funded advertising to tell you that the vaccine was perfectly safe in spite of the lack of research (they left that part out).

It wasn’t long after the vaccine was released that we started seeing major health problems with it here in the United States.  Remember, we live in a country where people are usually complaining about NOT getting vaccines for several years while our government drags their knuckles in researching it. 

And some of you want even more government control? 

Every now and then though … the FDA rushes something through without so much as a sample group being studied.  Meanwhile, very promising drugs for Alzheimer’s, cancer, HIV, and Parkinson’s are studied for decades without being released.  In spite of showing a positive benefit.

There was, however, a ton of money to be made with the HPV vaccine.  You women are so gullible some times.  Now we are learning that thousands of school girls, who’s parents were misled, are suffering from ill-effects of the cervical cancer vaccine.

What migh we expect from the same exact scenario playing out now with the Swine Flu vaccine?  It too is being rushed into production without much research amid a false atmosphere of fear, and it too is killing people already.

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Billy Mays, Infomercial King, Found Dead

Posted by Casey on June 28, 2009

Billy_maysBilly Mays was found dead this morning in his home by his wife at age 50. Billy Mays was the undisputed king of the direct marketing infomercial industry. He was well known for pitching Oxy Clean, Orange Glow, and for his role in the Discovery Channel show “Pitchmen.”

clipped from www.foxnews.com

Mays was found unresponsive by his wife inside his Tampa, Fla., home at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry to May’s residence and foul play is not suspected. Authorities said an autopsy should be complete by Monday afternoon.

Mays, 50, was on board a US Airways flight that blew out its front tires as it landed at a Tampa airport on Saturday, MyFOXTampa.com reported.

US Airways spokesman Jim Olson said that none of the 138 passengers and five crew members were injured in the incident, but several passengers reported having bumps and bruises, according to the station.

Authorities have not said whether Mays’ death was related to the incident.

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Billy Mays’ son reported his father’s death on Twitter this morning … please show them some support.

To relive some of Billy Mays’ best infomercials go here.

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Welcome Sham Wow Review Readers

Posted by Casey on March 30, 2009

Not quite sure what happened, but I’ve had about 400 hits a day over the weekend for my Sham Wow review.  Just wanted to take a moment to say hi to all of you.

Needs of the Many is mostly a political blog, but I have a popular segment called “Fights Back.”  It’s a play off of the old TV show “Fight Back.”  I do not get paid for my reviews, and I have not been contacted by any company to review any product.  The reviews I do are only of products I personally have used in my home.

If you have any suggestions for a product review … let me know.  To view other product reviews just click on “Fights Back” in the topics section.

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The Retards In California Are At It Again

Posted by Casey on March 26, 2009

This time they are going after the color of your car. Sound crazy? Well it is, but since when do greenies use science to make their case. By now you’ve heard about the proposed ban on black cars, but you should know that it is a ban on ALL dark hue cars … not just black.

clipped from www.autoblog.com

In a move that will likely get California’s consumers in a huff, impending legislation may soon restrict the paint color options for Golden State residents looking for their next new vehicle. The specific colors that are currently on the chopping block are all dark hues, with the worst offender seemingly the most innocuous color you could think of: Black. What could California possibly have against these colors, you ask? Apparently, the California Air Resources Board figures that the climate control systems of dark colored cars need to work harder than their lighter siblings – especially after sitting in the sun for a few hours.

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For everyone with some semblance of common sense left, you know that dark cars absorb heat. Thereby cooling the air around them. Lighter colored cars have the exact opposite effect. They reflect heat, and make the air around them hotter.

The legislation is not really based on the effect of the planet’s air temperatures do to the hue of the cars though. It is based on the temperature inside the car, and how much the AC works to cool it off. Since darker cars retain more heat … the AC works a little harder to cool the vehicle. This causes your carbon footprint to increase, or so they say. We all know the whole carbon footprint crap is BS anyway.

However, we have already addressed the efficiency of the automobile’s AC, and we continue to make progress. Remember when cars used to use R12 to cool down the car? For you car noobs … that’s freon. We don’t use freon anymore for a host of reasons, but the main reasons are that it is a pollutant and it is not as energy efficient as R134a. Most modern vehicles us R134a to fuel the car’s AC nowadays, and many people have converted their older freon using cars to R134a.

What does all this mean? It means we completely altered the AC systems of our cars, but a couple of retarded greenies don’t think it’s enough. I wonder how long it will take before we regress to yesteryear when cars rarely came with an AC.

Make sure you guys look out for this proposed ban on car colors to be linked to the “climate change mitigation and adaptation fee” whose home resides in California. This is nearly as dumb as the federal stimulus bill that includes funding for a national car crushing campaign to destroy, and effectively outlaw, many trucks or SUVs.

The color of your car is just another way to scare you by using the politics of fear. Fear of something that literally DOES NOT EXIST anymore, and was never man-made to begin with. At what point will lawmakers finally acknowledge that the planet is continuing to cool, and reverse course by requiring us to drive gas-guzzling SUVs?

Posted in Carbon Credits, Cars, Conspiracy, Consumer, Democrats, Environment, Global Warming, Government, Greenies, Idiots, Outrage, Politics, Science, Truth | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

OMG! This Is EXACTLY Why I Left Verizon Wireless!

Posted by Casey on February 13, 2009

I used to have Verizon Wireless years ago, but literally had to fight them every month because my bill was always wrong. The would always fight me with some idiot who could not do simple math … just like this.

Click Image To Listen To Amazing Idiocy

Click Image To Listen To Amazing Idiocy

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And The Winner For The Dumbest Thing In The Stimulus Package Is …

Posted by Casey on February 2, 2009

Prepare yourself … you’ve been warned.

It’s high time we crowned a winner for the dumbest thing in the Obama/Democrat stimulus package. There are several candidates that would have been worthy of such a dishonor, but there is one that is indisputably stupid … no matter what your political affiliation is.

clipped from sema.org

SEMA is opposing an effort by some Washington lawmakers to include a national car crushing program in the upcoming economic stimulus package. Vehicles targeted for the scrap pile will likely include Chevy Blazers, Silverados, S-10s and Tahoes; Dodge Dakotas and Rams; Ford Explorers and F-Series; Jeep Cherokees and Wranglers; and any other SUV or truck that obtains less than 18 mpg.

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Could it be something so retarded as to use taxpayer money to destroy cars? Yes!

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Under the plan, the federal government would pay a premium for ’99 and newer cars. Click here to oppose the legislation.

The so-called “Accelerated Retirement of Inefficient Vehicles Act” is “Cash for Clunkers” with a twist. Instead of focusing exclusively on old cars as is typical with scrappage programs, this bill will target any vehicle with lower fuel-economy ratings. Participants will receive a cash voucher to purchase a more fuel-efficient new car or used car (model year 2004 or later) or receive credit for the purchase of public transportation tickets.

Under the legislation, “fuel efficient” means at least 25% better mileage than the CAFE standard. It will be illegal to resell the scrapped vehicles. Bill sponsors want to destroy 4 million pickups and SUVs over the next four years.

The program will fail to achieve its goal of improving fuel efficiency and stimulating car sales, but will increase unemployment and the cost of used cars and parts. Here’s why:

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Follow this link for SEMA’s point by point opposition to the proposal.

Essentially, this is the government taking taxpayer’s money to advance the myth of global warming which we all know doesn’t exist.

Most of the vehicles targeted in this legislation are worth more than the max you can get from the government of $4,500. So if you were to participate you would be taking a loss to allow the government to destroy your car. Then you get to go into debt by only getting an average down payment on a highly restrictive list of new cars that are overpriced for the market anyway.

Naturally, this will not accomplish its stated goals. SEMA points out that this could raise the cost of used vehicles due to less supply. That affects poorer families ability to get a car.

To make it illegal to sell these vehicles is the worst kind of stupid. Why not sell them to companies that convert vehicles to other forms of fuel at a discount, and then allow them to sell the converted vehicle for market value? I guess that’s too simple for government.

So who’s responsible for this idea? Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) … shocking, I know.

If it makes you feel better, there is another provision in the stimulus package that addresses cars. The government is giving themselves an additional $600 million for new government cars for a total of $3.6 billion. Most of those new government cars, by the way, are SUV’s.

Sign on to oppose the car crushing plan here, and to get talking points to oppose it here.

Posted in Cars, Consumer, Democrats, Economy, Government, Greenies, Idiots, obama, Outrage, Politics, Pork | Tagged: , , , | 14 Comments »

Nobel Prize Economists Tell Obama He’s Wrong On Stimulus Plan

Posted by Casey on January 30, 2009

This is common sense stuff, but the masses seem so ignorant about history that they are willing to let this thing do its damage. We’ve tried these stimulus packages before … they failed. Japan has tried them before … they failed. Europe has tried them … they also failed. Stimulus packages like this have never worked, and never will work.
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200 top economic minds signed a national ad published in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal against the trillion dollar spending binge proposed by democrats. The ad, sponsored by the Cato Institute, blasts the massive boondoggle that funds liberal projects under the guise of “stimulating” the economy.

“There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jumpstart the economy.”

President-Elect Barack Obama
January 9, 2009
With all due respect Mr. President, that is not true. Notwithstanding reports that all economists are now Keynesians and that we all support a big increase in the burden of government, we the undersigned do not believe that more government spending is a way to improve economic performance. More government spending by Hoover and Roosevelt did not pull the United States economy out of the Great Depression in the 1930s. More government spending did not solve Japan’s “lost decade” in the 1990s. As such, it is a triumph of hope over experience to believe that more government spending will help the U.S. today.

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Buy A Ford, Or You’re A Socialist … Period!

Posted by Casey on December 23, 2008

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When it comes to American cars, there has been no debate that the Ford brand produces the highest quality vehicles. Unless, of course, you are a juvenile who clings to the old “Fixed Or Repaired Daily” patheticism. Ford has been producing very high quality vehicles for several years now. GM has had some solid vehicles of their own, but per capita Ford has had the superior product lately. Chrysler is crap, and really isn’t worthy of mention when discussing quality.

Ford Motor Company is also the safest manufacturer in the world. Shocking, I know. It takes a lot for people to shake loose the cobwebs of conventional wisdom about American cars, but it is the truth. These things are likely the reason Ford is in better shape than the other two financially.

I’m not advocating you buying a Ford because of what I mentioned above. I think you should buy a Ford because they are the only ones who didn’t take the bailout money from the federal government. Can you fathom such a strategic move in this day and age? Ford actually said they did not want to steal money from the taxpayer.

That makes Ford the only one of the “big 3” to reject socialism … for the time being. That deserves a reward in the form of your business. Don’t support socialism … buy a Ford.

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Fights Back: Pedi Paws Product Review

Posted by Casey on December 16, 2008

You can get this product for $9.99 now at most retailers.

You can get this product for $9.99 now at most retailers.

In the second installment of Fights Back I review the Pedi Paws pet nail trimming scam, er, device.  I should have added this review shortly after the Sham Wow review, but have been derelict in my duties.

Background:

I have two dogs and figured the Pedi Paws could save me some money.  My bigger dog has black nails with long quicks, and must be put to sleep to trim her nails.  Otherwise you are risking a lot of pain for her by trimming her nails.  So I had wanted the Pedi Paws for some time.  Our second dog is smaller, and very skiddish about getting his nails clipped.  Frankly, I was tired of the drama.

First Impressions:

Once I got the Pedi Paws home, I looked it over and determined the design had promise.  I immediately used the Pedi Paws on my big dog because she is calmer than the medium dog.  I turned the Pedi Paws on and was pleased with the power it seemed to offer.  However, upon contact with my dog’s nail the Pedi Paws stopped!  Dead in its tracks!  I moved it away from her nail, and it was fine.  I tried again … stopped!  Uh oh, the Pedi Paws didn’t have the power to sand my large dog’s nails.  The motor that powers the sand paper would stop with any small about of pressure on my dog’s nails … not good.

I didn’t give up though.  I tried lightly, and barely, touching the tip of my dog’s nail to trim it down.  I did work … a little.  It didn’t trim her nails though, and provided little benefit other than rounding the very tip of her nail.  It also took way too long to get even that mediocre result.  For my large dog’s nails … the Pedi Paws failed miserably.

She is a big dog though.  Maybe the Pedi Paws would work better on the smaller dog.

He’s a medium size dog with much smaller nails than the other, but he is afraid of buzzing things.  The Pedi Paws comes with the usual “introduce your pet to this device so they aren’t afraid” instructions that provide little benefit for nervous pets.  He bite the Pedi Paws as if it were his toy, even running, but would freak out the moment it touched his nails.  We finally got him pinned after an hour of trying the recommended introduction methods included with Pedi Paws.

The Pedi Paws worked much better on the smaller nails, but still was ineffective overall.  It took forever for the Pedi Paws to sand down the tips of his nails, and would again stop do to the lack of motor power.

Final Conclusion:

The Pedi Paws is a good idea poorly implemented at best.  Sanding down the nails of your pet is not a bad idea, but you need a motor with the power to actually accomplish the goal.  Otherwise the Pedi Paws is a vibrating sex toy, and nothing more.

DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT ON SKIDDISH PETS … PERIOD!! There is no amount of introductions that will make a pet like having their nails cut.  Traditional clippers are much faster, and they don’t have the added obstacle of the vibrations tickling you pet’s feet.

While the Pedi Paws does not trim the nails of medium to larger pets it may be useful for calm cats or ferrets.  I would not recommend Pedi Paws for anything over 6-7 lbs.  It simply does not work due to lack of power for the motor.  Save your money, or re-gift your Pedi Paws for the upcoming holidays.

Awesome Bonus Review:

Notice the picture above has the Pedi Paws coming with the Shed Ender.  We also have the Shed Ender (got it two days ago).  It too does not accomplish its stated purpose.  My dogs still shed like crazy, but they do love being brushed with the Shed Ender.  Too bad I was able to accomplish that with a 50 cent comb before … another re-gift.  I guess this company (Telebrands) is only into half-assed products.

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