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Welfare Reform – Has It Been Effective?

December 12, 2015

fwFOR the first time this year congressional Republicans feel as if they have their political footing. They have passed a major welfare-reform bill, “common-sense” health-care legislation, and a widely popular minimum-wage measure. President Clinton’s charge of GOP “extremism” has been implicitly revoked by all his signatures, while the appellation “do-nothing Congress” plainly no longer applies. Republican members left Washington, D.C., for the recess light of heart, convinced they had finally hit upon the formula that will see them through November. But if the last two weeks re-elect them, they will have learned the wrong lessons from their two years in power

Will Republicans be ready for him? They still suffer from their balanced-budget debacle this year. They concluded then that they couldn’t win any argument with President Clinton. In fact, they just couldn’t win a fight over Medicare. But they avoided passing popular bills on issues like affirmative action and taxes for fear of provoking attacks on them as extremists, friends of the rich, etc. They floundered for months, before settling on their latest strategy, which is to seek the President’s seal of approval. Instead of confronting him on wedge issues, they have accommodated him on consensus ones. Instead of defining him as a liberal, they join him in the center. It may work in November, but only at the risk of sabotaging presidential candidate Bob Dole.

Which presents two larger, strategic problems. The first is that if Dole loses big, he may take down enough bi-partisan, consensus-building Republican congressmen to scuttle the Republican majority anyway. The other is that Dole is now the symbolic repository of tax cuts, the foremost GOP issue. If Dole loses, tax cuts go down with him, while President Clinton will no doubt claim a mandate for his one-step-back, two-steps-forward liberalism. And what is to keep a rudderless, barely re-elected GOP Congress from cooperating with him on that too?

Snoring Devices, Pillows And Mouthpieces – What To Do?

August 25, 2015

ssp“How do I stop snoring” is definitely a crucial question that you have asked yourself in the morning when you wake up feeling groggy and all fatigued. There are a number of mechanisms that you could use to minimize or at best, stop snoring, a few of them at First, shedding a few pounds will leave the tissues of the throat leaner so that they do not have to vibrate when you are breathing during sleep. Smoking has also been attributed to snoring. Hence, if you are bothered by the snoring problem, the first step may be to kick out the smoking habit. This will keep your nasal membranes healthy and hence breathing will be smoother.

There are also a number of drugs and substances that have been shown to boost snoring and you are better off avoiding them before you sleep. If you are wondering, “How do I stop snoring”, then it might help you to know that alcohol and products that contain caffeine are not the best for you. Sedatives too need to be avoided because these products have been shown to cause the muscles found in your throat to relax and make passage of air difficult. If the problem (more…)

Do Stop Snoring Pillows Really Work?

June 29, 2015

sspwThere are different kinds of stop snoring pillows and these are designed in order to provide extra support on the neck while sleeping. The reason why some people snore is due to the soft tissues of their palate that slides backwards and cause obstruction to the throat. The soft tissues then vibrate and produce a snoring sound. That is why the aim of anti-snoring pillows is to keep the head aligned with the spinal column in order to open the airway freely while the person is asleep. Stop snoring pillows usually take effect when used every night but some people are unsure if it really works.

Basically, there are several variables that will determine whether this kind of pillow is effective or not. First, anti-snoring pillows are made in specific sizes. If you purchase the wrong size for your head, you will not experience the effectiveness of the pillow at all. Second, restless sleepers who cannot stay in just one position will not find relief also. Third, overweight individuals do not need a pillow to alleviate their snoring problem. They need to consult a physician in order to treat their breathing problems while they sleep. Therefore, stop snoring pillows can work but in certain circumstance.

There are lots of anti snoring solutions out there, and this site talks about them.

You Should Consider Things About Stop Snoring Pillows

Stop snoring pillows are made for individuals who snore while sleeping. Snoring is very embarrassing, as it can disturb the sleep of others. Although this is (more…)

What Is HDD Recovery?

May 27, 2015

wihdrComputers are bothersome. They can malfunction at times causing the operating system to crash or the hard disk drive to fail. This would not be great news especially for those who have stored all their treasured files like music and academic documents. The worst is when there is no backup for the data. Some would panic in such eventualities knowing that their hard work and time is all gone like that. However, with the possibility of HDD recovery, it is a bit of relief as data lost in most circumstances could be retrieved with the work of pros.

HDD recovery is useful as it helps one to get back all their lost data. This however is possible with software that one purchases meant to help in such situations. The damaged hard drive is read by this software and the information is retrieved. Mechanical damages however may require manual repair of the device as it may be physically ruined and some damages are irreparable leading to a total loss of data. The cost of HDD recovery high besides time as the exercise may take a bigger duration depending on the intensity of the damage. This calls for care of the computer hardware and also a backup.

Opting For Professional HDD Recovery

Having your HDD crash on you can be one awful experience. There are a number of reasons why the drive may malfunction. However, what usually stresses many people is the loss of valuable data that occurs. It is for this reason that people try as much as possible to get HDD recovery so as to get the chance to recover the information that they may have lost (some steps to follow are here). There are a number of steps that people will follow when they wish to recover these drives from home. You have probably heard of people who warm the drive and even freeze it in a bid to get it back to work. However, these are steps which may sometimes fail to bring back the desired results. In any case, sometimes these procedures can bury the hope of ever getting the information ever.

It is for this reason that it is advisable to seek professional help as soon as a malfunction of the drive is noticed. They will usually even employ the use of software, which can help them know the cause of the problem. You need to check on the profiles of these companies to be sure that they can offer you reliable HDD recovery.

When RAID Recovery Is Necessary

rd10It would be surprising to know that the common user of personal computers would have no clue as to what Raid 10 is or what RAID 10 recovery entails. This is largely due to Windows and Macs, which are infinitely user friendly. People who claim to computer savvy may be telling the truth. However, what they mean is that they know how to use a computer and the operating system that comes with it. They may even know how to use the software that is installed in the system. However, if you were to ask them about the hard drives and formatting these, they would shrug their shoulders and happily claim ignorance.

Individual or home users do not really need to know anything about arrays or data storage. But, they do need to know that if they did not take backups, they would be in need of RAID 10 recovery teams on occasion. In order to explain the problem to the technicians, they may also need to know about what goes on behind the operating system. There have been cases where the user is clueless and completely dependent on whoever arrives on the doorstep from a RAID 10 recovery team. If you are lucky, you will get the best professional from the service provider. But, you may not always be lucky!

RAID Repair Capabilities, Help And Support

When seeking RAID repair services, many will opt for the cheapest. This is not a bad idea as saving on costs is an important factor as well. But what does one gain when they spend less only to seek better services soon after? This is why, it is very important to look out for experts, who are capable of handling your data with utmost caution. Most information stored is usually of value, necessitating the services of someone who has immense experience in handling the disks. The services offered have to be highly rated when it comes to the number of successful operations, especially when data is lost due to unavoidable calamities.

For those who use RAID in their businesses, a single day when it malfunctions can translate into large amounts of losses. This may call for an urgent RAID repair process to restore the previous functions. When a situation like this one arises, it is imperative to seek the services of a company which offers 24/7 customer support to initiate data recovery immediately. The company has to keep the owner updated on the progress of recovery. Emergency data recovery services may also be an option if there is need for immediate recovery.

What Retailers Said Then Reveals Itself As False

May 20, 2015

(From 1997)

The latest proposal to raise the $5.15 wage floor by $1 has retailers in a difficult spot.

With labor among the industry’s highest expenses, following inventory, it is strenuously objecting to any further increase, yet its usual arguments that higher payrolls will cost jobs and close stores have lost some weight in the current economic boom.

mmwageRetailers are riding the high tide of the current economy. According to Labor Department figures, department stores’ employment in May was 100,000 jobs above a year ago, and the overall unemployment rate is at a 28-year low of 4.3 percent. The situation has employers scrambling for workers and has forced many to enhance benefits packages and pay entry-level workers more than the (more…)

The Poverty Gap – Can’t Say We’re Surprised.

May 13, 2015

richpoorOver the past thirty years, America’s rich and well-educated have gotten richer, and the poor poorer. Since 1990 the wealthiest 5 percent has increased its income by 16 percent, while the income of the bottom 20 percent has fallen by 5 percent. During the first two years of the Clinton administration, according to the Census Bureau, the top 5 percent increased its income at a faster rate than during the eight years of the Reagan administration. The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans now control one-third of the national wealth, i.e. about the same as that of the lowest 90 percent. The top 10 percent control two-thirds. Such income inequality, combined with America’s traditional paucity of social benefits (now being reduced), is not a prescription for social stability.

Immigration. Of course this is a nation of (more…)

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