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Off-Topic / What's on for the 4th of July?
« on: July 02, 2022, 01:34:12 pm »Message ID: 1370543

Happy Fourth!  Great fun!   

Payments / Last Day to be paid for June 2022
« on: June 30, 2022, 04:49:40 pm »Message ID: 1370496

Cash out before 12:00 A California time to be paid for June 2022.  Payment comes July 20th or so.

Off-Topic / Child Seal Alarm SB mandatory
« on: June 26, 2022, 04:37:45 pm »Message ID: 1370412

 >:( >:(

Yet another child has died from heat exposure in a closed car.  Here is a $35.00 child seat alarm and I found many others from $30.00 to $200.00 that could save a life!  Pass it on!

Baby Seat Alarm System
$35 $777

FusionCash / Terms of Service for FusionCash Forum and Site
« on: June 25, 2022, 04:21:31 pm »Message ID: 1370399


Newbies:  Read this and make a bookmark

Off-Topic / Federal government debt to surpass the $1trillion mark by June 2023
« on: June 23, 2022, 02:58:56 pm »Message ID: 1370346

Treasury is expecting gross federal government debt to surpass the $1trillion mark by June 2023 for the first time ever, with taxpayers spending more than $300billion on Covid stimulus measures since the pandemic began in March 2020. A greater supply of money has meant little return on bank deposits.

The pandemic has seen soaring home prices and record housing insecurity.

Why Are Home Prices So Expensive Right Now? Real estate prices keep rising sharply, and for a few good reasons. There's a housing shortage in the U.S., and home prices seem to keep going higher and higher.
Why the housing market is booming in the Covid-19 pandemic - Vox

Covid-19 plunged the United States into a recession, leaving millions of Americans out of work and hungry. In the middle of this crisis, the housing market boomed.

Between September 2019 and September 2020, homeowners accumulated a collective $1 trillion in additional home equity. The exploding demand of the past year, in conjunction with a historically low supply of housing, has led buyers to desperately bid up the prices of available properties, sending home prices soaring.

The boom has been welcome news for homeowners (about 65 percent of American households are owner-occupied), but it’s troubling for the growing number of Americans who are being shut out of the housing market altogether.

In a new Urban Institute report, researchers found that if the country continues down the same road, over the next two decades the US homeownership rate is set to decline to 62.1 percent. The losses will be concentrated among younger people and Black Americans. When you break down the findings by age cohort, things look grim: Younger millennials will have a homeownership rate of 64 percent as opposed to the 72 percent of boomers who owned homes at their age. Further, the racial homeownership gap between Black and white Americans is set to increase among 55- to 64-year-olds from 28.9 percentage points to 33.3 percentage points.

Off-Topic / "Carnival Freedom" ship back in business today
« on: June 11, 2022, 04:38:15 pm »Message ID: 1370167

Do you take cruises?  If so, any emergencies happen to your cruise?

Carnival Freedom Returns to Service

After being taken out of service for urgent repairs, the Carnival Freedom cruise ship is bringing back the fun to thousands of guests from June 11,2022 .

A fire broke out onboard the Conquest-class vessel on May 26, 2022 while docked in Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The fire was mainly within the ship’s iconic red, white and blue funnel and was eventually extinguished with no injuries reported among the crew or guests.

The good news is that the repair work to the Carnival Freedom has now been completed at the Grand Bahama shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas. The iconic funnel is not the same as before, and the two fins that come out of the side have both been removed.

The vessel now has a more traditional funnel look. The work started while the ship was still in Grand Turk after a technical team assessed the damage. It’s likely once the ship undergoes a more scheduled official dry dock, the funnel will be fully back to how it was before the fire.

Carnival Freedom will now return to guests operations from Port Canaveral on June 11 as scheduled. The vessel will depart at approximately 3:30 PM on a five-day cruise to Nassau, Princess Cays and Grand Turk.

Off-Topic / Novavax COVID-19 vaccine (New!)
« on: June 05, 2022, 01:35:32 pm »Message ID: 1370032
 :glasses-nerdy: :glasses-nerdy:

This is the one!  The one we've been waiting for since the other two and J&J hit the market!

Another COVID-19 vaccine seems closer to becoming available in the United States

But this is an entirely different kind of vaccine made by this company called Novavax. Let me explain. The two main vaccines used in this country are the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines. Those are called mRNA vaccines because they inject a type of genetic code known as messenger RNA into the body. The genetic code carries instructions for cells to manufacture a key protein from the virus inside the body, and that triggers the immune system to mount a protective response.

This new vaccine uses a more traditional strategy, a strategy that's been used for decades to make other vaccines.

Off-Topic / Summer Solstice 2022: Celebrate the First Day of Summer
« on: June 03, 2022, 05:05:48 pm »Message ID: 1370005
 :moon: :moon: :moon:

What time is the June 2022 solstice?

This corresponds to Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 9:13 am UTC. A solstice happens when the sun's zenith is at its furthest point from the equator. On the June solstice, it reaches its northernmost point and the Earth’s North Pole tilts directly towards the sun, at about 23.4 degrees.

Off-Topic / The Spruce event Calender
« on: May 22, 2022, 01:54:15 pm »Message ID: 1369746

May 22, 2022
Todays' events according to:

May 22: National Maritime Day, National Buy a Musical Instrument Day, National Solitaire Day, National Vanilla Pudding Day, Sherlock Holmes Day, World Goth Day

Off-Topic / Do you use Self Serve or Full Serve Gas stations?
« on: May 13, 2022, 12:03:38 pm »Message ID: 1369611

I always choose the self serve, do you?  It's always cheaper and most stations here don't even have a Full Serve any more!!

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Filed Under: Cold Weather, Gas prices, New Jerse

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Today is one of those days that I am grateful that I live in New Jersey.  The temperature is hovering around 10 degrees and the wind chill makes it feel below freezing...and I don't have to get out of my car to pump my own gas.

I love the fact that it is illegal to pump your own gas in New Jersey, but why is this a law?  Here are a few interesting facts about this law, according to

New Jersey is the only state where you can't pump your own gas.  Up until 2016, you couldn't pump your own gas in Oregon either.  Now, there are still parts of that state where you can't pump your gas, but it is not a statewide ban.
The actual law that makes it illegal to pump your own gas in NJ is called the Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety Act and Regulations and it became law in 1949.  The act says "Because of the fire hazards directly associated with dispensing fuel, it is in the public interest that gasoline station operators have the control needed over that activity to ensure compliance with appropriate safety procedures, including turning off vehicle engines and refraining from smoking while fuel is dispensed."
Although the act claims that safety is the primary reason for it's existence, many people believe that money was the actual reason.  In the 1940's, a gas station owner decided to charge people less if they pumped their own gas.  The owner's competitors were worried that this practice would take away business, so they pushed lawmakers to pass a law to make "self service" illegal.  Ironically, gas prices in New Jersey are usually less expensive than the prices in neighboring states.  That's a "win-win" for those of us in the Garden State.

Filed Under: Cold Weather, Gas prices, New Jerse

Read More: Why Can't You Pump Your Own Gas in NJ? |

And newest development:

NEW JERSEY - Dozens of New Jersey gas stations are dropping gas prices on Friday in a stunt to show support for self-service gas stations.  Under current New Jersey law, a driver is not allowed to pump their own fuel.

Some gas station owners claim that they could drop gas prices if they didn't have to have workers pumping all the gasoline.

Off-Topic / Tesla is recalling about 48,000 Model 3
« on: May 09, 2022, 11:14:57 am »Message ID: 1369540
 :cat: >:( >:(

Not everyone reads the Product Recall Thread so I am adding this one to the stack:

Tesla is recalling about 48,000 Model 3 Performance vehicles in the United States because they may not display the speedometer while in "Track Mode," documents released Friday show.

The recall covers vehicles from the 2018 through 2022 model years. Tesla will perform an over-the-air software update to address the issue. Tesla said a firmware update released in December unintentionally removed the speed unit from the user interface.

Payments / Last Day to Cash Out
« on: April 30, 2022, 12:01:03 pm »Message ID: 1369300

April 30, last day to cash out to get paid in May!! 

Offers / TapResearch is avail on Timebucks Survey Page
« on: April 20, 2022, 01:56:16 pm »Message ID: 1369140


I use this site often and now Tap is on the survey page list and they give a penny disqual! (Only when there are surveys available)

April 2022 Update:

 Timebucks has changed (for the better)  now TapResearch is available for the website off the survey page, only if there are surveys available.  Now maybe FC will get them back!

Off-Topic / 8 Free Covid test for Medicare per Month
« on: April 04, 2022, 11:58:35 am »Message ID: 1368750


People on Medicare can now get up to 8 free COVID-19 tests per month

Peter Sullivan
Mon, April 4, 2022, 7:29 AM·2 min read
People on Medicare are now able to get up to eight free COVID-19 tests per month at participating pharmacies, the Biden administration announced Monday.

The move comes after a similar initiative launched in January for people with private insurance, in response to the surge in demand for testing due to the surge in cases from the omicron variant over the winter.

Off-Topic / World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2
« on: April 02, 2022, 12:51:30 pm »Message ID: 1368687


When is World Autism Awareness Day 2022?

 World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2.

Know Your Rights

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 – Car Autism Roadmap –

Job Accommodation Network –

Inclusive Schools Network –

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy –

Olmstead Self-Assessment –

How to Make a Supported Decision-Making Agreement – ACLU –

National Disability Rights Network –

Information on the ADA –

International Disability Alliance –

International Disability Rights – Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund –

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