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Avery Durable View Binder with 2-Inch Slant Ring, Holds 8.5 x 11-Inch Paper, White, 1 Binder (17032)
Avery Durable View Binder with 2-Inch Slant Ring, Holds 8.5 x 11-Inch Paper, White, 1 Binder (17032)
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes political pandering that much simpler!, October 18, 2012
When you are a presidential candidate, keeping track of all the different interest groups and constituencies to which you must pander can be tough. That's why I think Mitt Romney's use of the Avery Durable View Binder with its 2 inch EZ-Turn Ring is so brilliant. Now, rather than having to actually connect with ordinary voters, you can keep them organized neatly in a binder. We already know Mitt has binders full of women - since he's such an extraordinary business manager, I'm betting he's probably got them organized into all sorts of categories such as "Soccer Moms," "Young, Single College Grads," and "Post-Menopausal Widows." But why stop there? I think he should have binders for all the demographic groups that he will need to suck up to in order to win the election. Latinos, African-Americans, the youth vote, veterans, the elderly...the possibilities are endless. And the EZ-Turn Ring allows you to effortlessly flip to whichever page in your binder that you need to find - very handy when you are out at a campaign event and some random member of the 99% comes up to you asking what you are going to do to help them if elected. I would recommend storing your talking points and bullshit answers along with your women, your Latinos, etc. - it makes things so much easier.
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Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray
Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray
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71 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stocking stuffer for the young fascist in your life!, November 22, 2011
For Christmas this year I'm buying all my nieces and nephews a bottle of Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray. It's never too early to start training your children to become agents of intolerance and repression. As that song from the classic musical "South Pacific" says, "You've got to be carefully taught." And what more effective way for your kids to learn to inflict pain and humiliation upon their inferior classmates than to give them a bottle of Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray?

I only wish that such a product had been available when I was their age...I had to make due with the usual wedgies, atomic wedgies, swirlies in the 3rd floor bathroom, indian burns, and homophobic slurs. So inefficient... Now that I've channeled my considerable talents as a bully into a career in law enforcement, I can enjoy access to all the latest excessive force technology, including Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band Pepper Spray. It's the only pepper spray you'll ever need!
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Trouble
Trouble
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great back story, great album, May 30, 2005
This review is from: Trouble (Audio CD)
Ray LaMontagne is a true find. How often does an artist come along that can stand up to the greatness of Van Morrison, or (dare I say it?) Bob Dylan? Here's one, and here's hoping he's around for a long time to come.

LaMontagne was a high school dropout, working in a shoe factory in rural Maine, when he woke up one day to a song on the radio that changed his life. Hearing that song made him realize that this - singing, writing songs - was what he was meant to do with his life. And it turns out the man has the talent to back up this epiphanal experience.

The CD is mellow, uplifting, and heart-breaking. The title track will fill you with the utter joy of a man who's had a hard life, but who's been, "saved by a woman," as LaMontagne joyfully exclaims. On "How Come" he laments of the senselessness of "man, killing man, killing man, killing man, I don't understand." And all the other tracks are equally as wonderful.


Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 1)
Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 1)
by Juliet Marillier
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.27
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, magical, and romantic, July 22, 2002
Just finished Daughter of the Forest last night, and it was one of the best books I've read in a long time. Marillier is such a polished and accomplished writer, it's hard to believe this is her first book! I had always loved the fairy tale about the girl who saves her enchanted brothers, and this retelling of it is simply masterful. I dare you to read the reunion scene between Sorcha and Hugh and not be moved! Daughter of the Forest is a wonderful story, beautifully written. The sense of evil is palpable, the trials the heroine must go through are both harrowing and heartbreaking, and the conclusion leaves you wanting to read more about Sorcha, her brother, her wonderful husband Hugh, and their magical home of Sevenwaters. For anyone who likes fantasy, Irish myth, fairy tales, and romance, this book has them all.


The Fiery Cross
The Fiery Cross
by Diana Gabaldon
Edition: Hardcover
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225 of 232 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's all in the details, November 25, 2001
This review is from: The Fiery Cross (Hardcover)
I finished The Fiery Cross a couple of days ago, and while it's not my favorite of the series (nothing beats the first one), I enjoyed it thoroughly. Diana Gabaldon has taken us back once again to the eighteenth century and revealed it to us in glorious detail. I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon than with Jamie and Claire Fraser. I also appreciated this book greatly as a further deepening of Roger and Brianna's story. In the previous books, Bree wasn't really an interesting character to me - but here her character is fleshed out considerably. Likewise Roger - although his character was well-developed before this book, he endures hardships here that test his self-image and strength of character. And of course, Claire and Jamie are the same wonderful characters as ever - you really see here how their love has developed over the years.
I understand the complaints of some that this book doesn't have a plot, that it moves too slowly, etc. Those are valid points to make - there's nothing really earth-shattering that happens in this installment, although you know that something (the Revolution) is looming just beyond the horizon. For me, though, the beauty of the book was in the details - the very fact that this is for the most part a book about everyday life. More than in any of the rest of the books, Diana revels in these details. While some may find all this detail "boring," it allows us to really understand what life was like in the past, and it fleshes out all of the characters immeasurably. I closed the book feeling satisfied and yet craving more - I can't wait to find out how the entire saga ends! The Fiery Cross is a book for true fans who love these characters.
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The Last of the Mohicans [VHS]
The Last of the Mohicans [VHS]
VHS
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, November 15, 2001
This is my favorite movie of all time. I have seen it so many times that I could probably quote the entire thing. If you're looking for an epic romantic adventure set in the colonial period and you were disappointed and disillusioned with that God-awful film, The Patriot, then check out The Last of the Mohicans. It has all the subtlety and artistry that The Patriot lacked. There are some absolutely stunning images from this film: the shot of the bridge reflected perfectly in the pond, the scene under the waterfall, etc. The acting is uniformly fabulous. The action scenes are terrific. Can you tell I love this movie?


Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film
Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic and fabulous, July 11, 2001
I bought the CD several weeks before I saw the film, and I loved it from the minute I put it into my stereo. While the movie is truly wonderful (romantic and emotional as all get out, and visually stunning...everything you could want from a movie musical), the soundtrack is, if anything, even better. The songs here are purer renditions than those which appear in the movie, which is probably a good thing - the songs in the film wouldn't translate well into a recording. This CD is also just the highlights, but what's missing isn't crucial (those of us who really loved the film can wait for the complete cast recording). There's some great dance music here - Lady Marmalade is a spectacular remake, and Hindi Sad Diamonds blends Eastern and Western music into an intoxicating mix. There are also some wonderful ballads - I love the humor and romance of Elephant Love Medley, and I truly enjoyed the inclusion of Your Song, one of the most beautiful love songs ever written. The one completely original track, Come What May, will be nominated next year for a Best Song Oscar - mark my words. As for the singing done by the actors, I have to say that they carry it off quite well, especially Ewan McGregor (if I thought he was hot before, he's ten times more attractive now!). This soundtrack truly fits the film perfectly - bold, flirtatious, and incurably romantic.


Gladiator
Gladiator
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully evocative of the movie, August 25, 2000
This review is from: Gladiator (Audio CD)
You know a score is great when you're listening to the music and can picture the movie in your head, the exact part where the piece you're hearing was featured in the film. This soundtrack has this quality - it brings you back inside the story of the film, every time you listen. Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard incorporate many different musical influences into the selections, including classical works, New Age music, Spanish guitar, and Middle Eastern traditions - this diversity evokes the vastness and polyglot character of the ancient Roman empire itself. The best selections are "The Battle," "Strength and Honor," and the last track "Now We Are Free." If you enjoyed the movie, buy the soundtrack - it'll bring it all back.


Celtic Voices: Women of Song
Celtic Voices: Women of Song
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Voices like angels, August 25, 2000
True to the title of this CD, each of the recordings showcases the vocal talents of the four featured women to a full extent. The music is a combination of very traditional songs and more recently written, New-Agey selections, which complement eachother very well. Some of the better tracks (they're all pretty good) include: the haunting, pleading "Bring the Peace"; the playful harvest song "In Aimsir Bhaint an Fheir"; the tragic traditional song "Siuil a Ruin"; and the contemplative "Waly Waly," better known as "The Water is Wide". Perhaps my favorite track, though, is "She Moved Through the Fair," a song which has been recorded by many artists, but never more beautifully than Maireid Sullivan. If you're a fan of Celtic music, or just enjoy hearing beautiful voices, buy this CD - it's definitely a must-have.


Common Ground: Voices of Modern Irish Music
Common Ground: Voices of Modern Irish Music
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An eclectic intro to Irish music, August 25, 2000
This is a great collection, both for afficianados of Irish music and those who are just beginning to build their collection. It features recordings by some of the brightest stars of Irish pop and traditional music. There are well-known names here, including Bono, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, and Sinead O'Connor, but the best part of the CD comes with the lesser known Irish artists, like Maire Brennan (lead singer of Clannad), Paul Brady, Davy Spillane, Christy Moore, and Sharon Shannon. There's no way this CD could ever be complete - there are too many wonderful Irish artists to fit on one CD. But this is a pretty good start. They should release a sequel, though, and include some of the newer Irish artists, like Sinead Lohan and the Corrs.


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