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A Reasoned Approach to Supporting Romney – and PS Obama is not 100% bad.? - July 23, 2012 by admin

Question by Soc the Poetic Chemist: A Reasoned Approach to Supporting Romney – and PS Obama is not 100% bad.?
I am curious if anyone out there thinks like me. So please comment.

First off, I am a swing voter.

In my first vote in 2004 I voted for Kerry as I felt I could not support a president, namely Bush, that blantantly lied this nation into war with Iraq. It was unforgivable in my opinion. But there were some Republicans down ballot I voted for.

In my second vote in 2008, I voted for Obama because I felt Bush screwed up the economy beyond all recognition. Again, on a case by case basis I supported some Republicans.

So now we are in 2012. I feel Obama has a mixed record. I think we needed Health Care Reform. I really don’t see what the fuss is about. My company even supported it; they are in favor of preventative medicine. So I see that as a plus.

Is Obama a Muslim? 1) I doubt it. 2) If he were I could actually care less. But his speeches in MidEast helped inspire the Arab spring – a good thing. I will give Obama plus marks on our relations with the Arab world.

And we got Osama bin Laden – yeah – I cheered when that happened. It only took 10 years after 9-11.

And we needed to do something about the banking crises Obama inherited or we would have had a meltdown. I only give Obama a C- on that front. The reason being I see NOTHING done to prevent a reoocurance. Where is the legislation that tackles the root cause?

And we needed a stimulus based on the freefall Bush left us in. But the stimulus was so ill conceived and not directed to a true investment – like “cash for clunkers”; excuse me my tax dollars are going to fund people buying Hyundais and not American cars – it made no sense. The auto industry bailout does appear to be successful – but why Fiat wound up with a huge stack in Chrylser for free again made no sense to me. So C as grade here.


OK my opinion is that I could be persauded to vote for for a Republican but it is not a done deal. So let’s focus on top three. Santorum really scares me – his radical injection of religion. I dont want a state religion – so he is out. Gingrich is just too bizarre (lunar colonies and blanket amnesty.) plus he is too old and out of shape and with a history of being irractic.

So that leaves Romney. I have really looked over his website. I agree on his stance on amnesty – will not do it. I agree with his not interjecting religon into politics. I agree with his plan to slap a tarriff on China and lower manufacturing tax rate to 15% and his calm deliberate demeaner.

My plan right now is to vote for Romney in general if he is the nominee and Obama if someone else gets the nomination.

It seems like people are making bizarre judgments like Obama is all good or all bad and same with potential others. I see reality as a little more complex and you just have to weigh factors.

Does anyone else do a pro/con analysis in arriving at a decision like who to vote for and realize both parties are really flawed but it is what it is??

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Jumper Settings For Dimension 2400? - July 23, 2012 by admin

Question by : Jumper Settings For Dimension 2400?
Ok, I have a Dell Dimension 2400. When I turn it on a message appears that says “Primary Drive 0 and 1 not found. Press F1 to reboot or F2 to go to set up” When i press F1 the

“F1 to reboot or F2 to go to set up” option just repeats itself numerous times.

When I go to setup, and enter the BIOS. It says that the hard drive is not installed. It is set on Auto, but continues to say “not installed”.

I tried to research it to see what i could find. So far all i’ve found was to check the jumper settings, and to make sure that the cables were connected correctly.

I have a Western Digital WD400BB-75FJA1 40GB Caviar EIDE Hard Drive
I also have 2 cd-rom drives, and a FD drive(floppy)

The Hard drive is connected by a single flat cable. It connects to the Hard drive and to the motherboard. The connectors are correctly placed. The “System board” end of the cable is connected into the “Primary IDE” connector on the motherboard. Which is the one located closest to the hard drive.

The FD Drive is connected with its own single flat cable. The flat cable connected to the FD drive is marked as “FD Drive” the “system board” end of the cable is connected to the “Secondary IDE” connector on the motherboard. (THAT DOESN’T SEEM RIGHT TO ME)…..

The 2 cd-rom drives are connected to the motherboard using a single flat cable that connects to both drives. The top drive is connected to “Drive 0″ connector. the bottom drive is connected to “Drive 1″ connector. The “system board” connector is connected to the mid-cable connector. It is in the middle of the 2 IDE connectors on the motherboard, and is not labeled as to what it is.

>There are only 3 connectors<>*Primary IDE, Mid-connector, Secondary IDE*<

The Jumpers on the hard drive and both cd-rom drives are set to Cable Select.

From what i have found and researched, if the hard drive is connected to the mother board, by its own single cable, it should be jumpered as Master. and connected to the motherboard as the "Primary IDE".

And the cd-rom drives (if connected by a single cable) should also be jumpered as a master drive and connected to the motherboard as "Secondary IDE".

I also found that If you use a single flat cable to both HD and Cd drives then the HD should be jumpered as Master and connected to the Primary IDE connector and the CD drive should be jumpered as Slave and connected to the mid-cable connector.

Another alternative is to jumper the HD drive and CD drives as Cable Select. In this case HD must be connected to the Primary IDE connector and the CD drive to the mid-cable connector. (THIS IS CURRENTLY HOW IT IS SET UP!! With the FD Drive connected to the Secondary IDE connector on motherboard)...

Yet im receiving this error when trying to start up my computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I hope I covered any questions you may have. If not feel free to ask, I will quickly add details and answer your questions, or feel free to IM me. Thank You!!!!

OH I almost forgot, I did run the diagnostics, and it said that the hard drive was not installed.

I tried to boot the xp cd i have, to attempt to do a repair or what ever, but i cant get the computer to boot from the cd. In the BIOS the cd-rom is set as the first boot device.
oh, there is nothing wrong with the XP cd it boots fine in other computers.
can you tell me where the power supply cable is located, so i can be sure?
oh sorry misread that. Yes it was seated it properly in the hard drive.
thanks jawad ahmad. I will try that now. Oh is there a way to check the cables, with an Multimeter... (OHM) Meter? I have one, but unsure of which setting to put it on to test the cables, if it is possible
i checked the power cables and the hard drive and cd roms with the ohm meter.They Are All Good!
ok i checked all the cables, the connectors, the connectors on the mother board, all cd drives and hard drive, with the ohm meter, all of it is great! checks out great. sooo its not a bad cable or anything like that.

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Answer by OnDaFlipSide
One thing you forgot to mention. Did you make sure the power cable from the power supply is seated properly in the hard drive? If it is, then it sounds like your hard drive crashed. You would need to purchase another EIDE hard drive. If your board supports it, then I would go with SATA as it has a higher transfer rate (speeds up your computer a bit).

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Should NEA be involved in Politics? - July 23, 2012 by admin

Question by Kentucky Woman: Should NEA be involved in Politics?
Top Contributors, 2009-2010
Contributor Amount
Service Employees International Union $ 8,362,740
National Education Assn $ 6,778,993
American Federation of Teachers $ 5,183,670

The labor sector has been active in politics for decades. However, the past generation has been marked by diminishing ranks amid a changing economy, a pattern of deregulation and expanding free trade.

In the 2008 election cycle, labor focused its funds on independent expenditures, helping many pro-labor Democrats get elected. But it has struggled to win congressional support in 2009 for its legislative priority – the Employee Free Choice Act.

Union dollars played a major role in helping to elect President Barack Obama in 2008. He secured $ 517,200 from a collection of labor organizations, which also spent millions on independent ads in support of him, and quickly won their approval when he authorized a government takeover of the ailing General Motors. The Obama administration installed the United Auto Workers (UAW), a Center for Responsive Politics “Heavy Hitter,” as a major shareholder in the primarily taxpayer-owned company.

Unions hope Obama will honor promises to sign the proposed Employee Free Choice Act, which is known as “card check” legislation, and spearhead health care reform. Yet one of labor’s top agenda items, the unionization of Wal-Mart, has little to do with electoral politics. The retail giant has strongly resisted attempts to organize its employees, and it is hoping for help among friendly lawmakers in the fight.

Unions did not fare well under President George W. Bush. Early in his term, Bush repealed ergonomic safety standards, halted a potential strike by Northwest Airlines mechanics and suspended Clinton-era rules that required the government to favor unions with federal contracts. In 2004, Bush enacted the biggest rollback of overtime pay rights since passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938, with regulatory changes that stripped some 6 million workers of the right to overtime pay. Unions also lost the battle over the Bush-backed Central America Free Trade Agreement.

The bulk of labor’s contributions come in the form of political action committee contributions, with only a small amount coming from individuals. The money labor unions give is usually just a fraction of the money that business gives. The UAW, for example, gave $ 2.1 million in the 2008 election cycle, while the automotive industry contributed $ 18.6 million. In 2008, labor spent $ 40.5 million on lobbying.

Updated July 2009

Feel free to distribute or cite this material, but please credit the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Answer by Honest Abe

Everyone knows that Right Wing Politicians are at war with Teachers, Firefighters, Police, City and County workers.

Right Wing Politicians are organized … and funded … by anti-American fascists — like Rupert Murdoch.

It’s a question of protecting yourself – your family – your children … and the Middle Class to be involved in a Union today ….

Never forget that Republicans work for Corporations … and the Lazy Wealthy … and they spit on Teachers.


I RESPECT THE MIDDLE CLASS as being the BACKBONE of our nation.

Republicanism is at war with Teachers and the MIddle Class.


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Which 350 motor to go with? 1970 Chevelle.? - July 23, 2012 by admin

Question by Need Help please!: Which 350 motor to go with? 1970 Chevelle.?
Hey guys Ive been saving up a little money for a motor and i have been searching around for a motor for my 1970 chevelle. The 350 that was in the chevelle was bad so im looking for something new. My 350 transmission is fine so that wont be a problem. I wont be taking this motor to the track just as a daily driver… occasionally i want to have some fine with it as well and burn some rubber. Ive pretty much narrowed it down to 2 350 motors. The first ones is a 2 bolt main… ive been emailing this guy and these are the details he has given me. Both these motors are rebuilt motors.

50 specs; 1980 2 bolt block,arp studs on main caps, eagle street/strip balanced rotating assembly, 5140 steel rods with floating pins length 5.7″, eagle cast crank with .092 radii on rod & main journals, rearseal & snout for increased strength, kieth black signature series pistons hypereutectic alloy bored 0.030 -5cc flat top, clevit 77 rod & main bearings all standard size, summit harmonic damper with engraved timing marks, comp cam true roller chain, sealed power high volume oil pump 60 psi & arp oil pumpdrive shaft, milodon steel braided dipstick tube, g.m performance parts vortec cylinder heads 170cc intake runner 1.94 ” int.1.50″ exh., stock springs .480 max lift, g.m stock length puch rods, crane hydraulic cam & lifters .480 lift int.&exh. 228 deg duration @.050,g.m performance stock self aligning rocker arms 1.5 ratio, edelbrock performer rpm airgap vortec, billet crank pully, i will include a holly 3310 750 cfm vacume secondary carb with a quick change secondary. u will need to purchase a 3310 fuel line, synthetic oil mobil 1 10-w30 or valvoline, 6.5 inch powervalve for the carb, i recommend at least a 3k stall converter, i have a huges 21-2300 stall for $ 100.00 i dont know how it will performe on this moter i never tried it ive used a 4k stall on this moter, i have a tci converter 4k stall with anti ballon plates for $ 500.00, u will need a trans cooler also. i will sell the moter for $ 1500.00 with the 3310 carb, ill sell the big block 454 & trans for 1000.00 it does need new freeze plugs, it wont have the power like the 350 lol i ran 13.17 @100mph with a 1.70sec 60 foot with micky t et streets & 4.10 gear in my s10 on motor thats almost the same as my race 468 bbc lol.IN ROSWELL it will run 12.80 – but i can pullit back out if u r serious & have cash. i can also install & tune it for 350.00, but u cant forget about the driveline im sure u have one we will need to change the front yoke. read the entry »

Resolution/LCD Screen help - July 23, 2012 by admin

Question by Monique: *~*Resolution/LCD Screen help*~*?
Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read this.

I have a HTPC hooked up to my Samsung 40″ LCD TV. Running Windows 7 Home Premium. Was working fine, clear picture, etc. UNTIL …

I installed an update marked as ‘Optional’ in Windows Update. The Update was called “ATI Technologies Inc. – Display – ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series”.

After installation the TV went black a couple of times (like the graphics card was configuring itself or something) and I saw it was adjusting.

Now everything is just a little too big for the TV screen. Like I can only just see the top corner of the Start Orb/Button, and only just see the bottom lines of the “Close” sign at the top of windows when they are maximized on full-screen.

I went into the resolution settings and the display is set at 1920 x 1080p (recommended). I’m pretty sure that’s what it was always on.

The TV is a Samsung Series 6 40″ Full HD LCD TV connected via HDMI. In the manual it says if using as computer display ensure computer resolution is set to “1920 x 1080p (optimum)”.

Here’s some info I dug up on our computer:
Windows 7 Home Premium


Manufacturer System manufacturer
Model System Product Name
Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes


Total size of hard disk(s) 466 GB
Disk partition (C:) 160 GB Free (298 GB Total)
Disk partition (D:) 167 GB Free (168 GB Total)
Media drive (E:) CD/DVD


Display adapter type ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series
Total available graphics memory 1279 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 512 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 767 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.791.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1920×1080
DirectX version DirectX 10
This particular update does not appear in Control Panel >>> Uninstall an Update so I cannot remove it that way.

How can I fix this? Are there any settings I can change that the update may have auto altered? Or is there another way to uninstall this update?

Thank you (so much) for any helpful answers :)

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Answer by rofl4123
Well I think what happened with the update was the display driver was updated. I do not know how to fix the issue you have but there is something you can try to get your old drivers back. Go to the start orb, type in “device manager.” Go into it and look under display adapters. Right click on the ATI driver and hit properties. See if you can roll back the driver. If you can’t check ATI’s website to see if they have the older drivers available in the downloads area.

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