Oh Life!
March 3, 2015

The role that gold, silver, platinum, and other precious metals have played in mankind’s history is well documented. Nations have risen and fallen, empires have been built and have collapsed, and lives have been irrevocably changed all because of mankind’s love of precious metals. When precious metals are removed from the ground, they are often full of contaminants. The only way that they are suitable for use in jewelry and in other applications is through refinement.

Unlike refiners of centuries gone by, the refiners of today are concerned not only about producing a good product, but they are also concerned about producing a product in the way that benefits the environment. They are always looking to learn more about the impact the work they have had on the environment, and they are constantly taking steps to see to it that they are able to refine precious metals while at the same time protecting the beauty of nature around them.

Precious metal refiners, such as Refining Group Inc. for example, have learned by experience that a refining process that respects the environment is a more profitable business model. When environmentally safe standards are put in place, the health and happiness of employees increases. A refinery that is environmentally conscious is also concerned about the safety of their employees. As a result, many refineries that have focused on doing their job in an environmentally safe way have also seen as a byproduct a reduction in the injury rates among their employees.

February 14, 2015

kids' clothes

Want high quality children’s clothes at rock bottom prices? Hit the yard sales. I know some of you are raising their eyebrows, but if you do your homework well, you’ll find branded unworn children’s clothes in these yard sales. Try searching through the classified ads using the keywords “name brands” and “unworn children’s clothes,” then head to that yard sale. You’ll be surprised to find Gap, The North Face, Osh Kosh Bigosh and more for $3 to $5.

February 14, 2015

Looking to buy a musical instrument? The musiciansfriend website is my go to whenever my son needs to buy a new instrument. He loved playing the uke when he was young. The guitars, of course, became bigger while he was growing up. Last year, he bought an acoustic guitar. He and his friends are trying to record some of their songs. They are having lots of fun doing it and I’m glad that they are busy with their music instead of hanging around to I-don’t-know-where and doing stuff that are not cool.

February 13, 2015

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Posting for Maria’s Orange You Glad it’s Friday.

January 27, 2015

Each time a gun is fired, residue collects in the barrel. Besides residue, sweat and rain can rust a gun’s metal components. This is why gun cleaning services are valuable. If a gun is not properly cleaned, it will not be reliable.

When To Clean A Gun

Most gun owners clean their devices after each shooting session. Law enforcement officers and retired military officers clean their guns regularly to prevent unnecessary malfunctions. When a semi-automatic gun is dirty, it typically fails to fire.

Rust

Rust can severely damage a gun because it eats through the surfaces. In some cases, rusting in the barrel will generate pits. This is why a gun must be oiled after it is cleaned.

Gun Storage Advice – Handguns

To prevent rusting, store the gun in a tiny safe. The safe should be kept dry because moisture will lead to rusting. By placing the gun in a compartment in the safe, moisture will never harm the gun. However, if excessive moisture somehow collects in the safe, use a chemical or electric device to remove it.

If you are a hunter or a law enforcement officer, you must maintain your firearms. Many sites offer great gun cleaning services. GunCleaners.com is a company that most consumers choose.

January 17, 2015

There are so many companies and banks willing to give a loan to the needy. However, in their books, needy would be classified as one who is financially stable and will be in a position to repay the loan in certain number of years.

If you are looking for a home loan and have seen rejections from loan officers, we have some tips that might help you get an ideal loan for your new home.

Get your property valued by an expert

Let him determine the value and accordingly approach a loan officer who shows interest in your case. Having a professional value’s stamp on your papers will strengthen your case.

Look for a Cosigner

With an average income, you cannot get a big loan. So, look for a cosigner who is financially stable and has enough disposable income. It doesn’t matter whether the cosigner is living with you or not. If he is okay with letting the loan office consider part of his income towards your loan amount, go ahead.

Look for a smaller home

Yes, you will sleep in your dream home someday but for the now, let’s start small. So, look for a less-expensive property and apply for a loan.

Clear your current debts

You know that your debts do not impress the loan officer. So, get rid of them before approaching him. Give him a clean report that is debt-free.

Approach with a higher income

If you are about to get a promotion or a gain is expected to cross your path, wait for the same. This will improve your file and will make it easier for the loan officer to approve your file.

Wait for the right time

If the economy is draining, you cannot expect loans from the banks. So, wait for the economy to stabilize and then approach the officer. For this, you should keep yourself updated on the current situation of the housing market.

If they are at ease to lend money, your chances of getting a loan will be higher. But if they are short of funds, you can be sure that your loan application will be rejected.

Save more

Cut down unnecessary expenses, work harder, and live a healthier life – this should be your motto. Evert noted point will add to your savings. So, save more and improve your financial condition.

Credit score

If you are approaching a bank for a new loan, be sure that you have not defaulted on previous loans, if any. That will have a negative impact on the loan officer.

With a better credit score, you can improve your chances of getting a loan.

Want to improve your credit score? Look for books that can help you understand the tips and tricks that can be used to get you a better credit score. Before buying such books, visit Chameleon John and look for coupons that can help you get a discount on your purchases.

What else have you tried to get a loan from the lender?

December 27, 2014

The Billboard music charts keep track of how often radio stations play songs to determine where songs rank on its list of top songs. While some songs bounce back and forth between different spots, other songs rise to the number one spot and remain there for weeks at a time. These are the songs that people still love and listen to even years after the songs disappear from stations. Even those who work in the industry or have a passion for music might find themselves surprised at which songs remained in the top spot for the longest period of time.

Longest Chart Topping Song

The longest chart topping song in history is a collaborative song between Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men. Both were already successful artists on their own when their label suggested that they record a song together. Released in November of 1995, “One Sweet Day” made it to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Pop Songs, Billboard Adult Pop Songs and Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs charts. It also charted in several other countries, including Australia, Italy, Germany, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. The song remained in the number one spot for 16 weeks.

Runner Up Songs

Boyz II Men also had a hit number one song in 1994 that remained in that spot for 14 weeks. “I’ll Make Love to You” quickly rose to the top of the charts after its release. Five other songs also topped the charts for 14 weeks. Whitney Houston did it in 1992 with “I Will Always Love You,” which also topped the charts the following year. Los del Rio hit number one with “Macarena,” and Mariah Carey made the list again with “We Belong Together.” Other songs that stayed at number one for 14 weeks include “I Gotta Feeling” from Black Eyed Peas in 2009 and Elton John with his tribute to Princess Diana, “Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight” in 1997 and 1998.

Also on the Charts

Boyz II Men gained fans like Jordan Kurland and others with “End of the Road,” which made it to the top of the charts in 1992 and stayed there for 13 weeks. Brandy and Monica tied that record with “The Boy is Mine,” which they released in 1998. Jordan and other music fans can still enjoy the top chart topping songs of all time from artists like Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and Whitney Houston.