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Magic Sliders 08221 22mm (7/8-Inch) Furniture Glide Round Nail On Sliding Disc 8 count
Magic Sliders 08221 22mm (7/8-Inch) Furniture Glide Round Nail On Sliding Disc 8 count
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Magical Sliding Experience But A Few Sore Thumbs, February 4, 2015
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A little hard to "nail in," but once in they really work. Our chairs slide like magic now.


Mud River The Shotgun Utility Mat
Mud River The Shotgun Utility Mat
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Moveable Place for Your Best Friend, February 4, 2015
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Excellent and easy. Really good if you have a dog and you have people friends or family too. As you can easily move it around the car. Very well-made, and great quality.


Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords: How to Access 1 Billion People in 10 Minutes (Ultimate Series)
Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords: How to Access 1 Billion People in 10 Minutes (Ultimate Series)
by Perry Marshall
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.46
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Honest Guide to Google AdWords by a Real Expert, February 4, 2015
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What I ** LOVE ** about this book is its honesty. For example, Perry tells you POINT BLANK never EVER have a Google rep "optimize your account," and he explains that - unfortunately - many of the Google AdWords reps are not very good. Most of the other books on Google AdWords are apologetics - they don't really "tell it like it is" but rather tell you "like Google would have you believe." This book is full of excellent tips and tricks, even for seasoned veterans, plus great resources, plus a wonderful "objective" attitude. I can see why Perry says he's #1 in AdWords, and he's right.


The One I Love
The One I Love
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Price: $3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The One You Should Watch, September 28, 2014
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For anyone in a relationship, this is a mind-blowing movie. I found it similar to 'The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." It provokes as many questions as answers, and some of the twists in the plot are incredibly fun (and surprising!). Great acting. A great story. An "indie" movie that will reminds you how great film can be.


How Google Works
How Google Works
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Price: $10.99

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read But..., September 28, 2014
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This review is from: How Google Works (Kindle Edition)
A "must read" for anyone who is into Google. I'd say more... but these days anyone who depends on Google for their business is, well, define:circumspect. ;-)


The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
Offered by Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Price: $14.99

16 of 52 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Woody Allen Sleeper Meets 21st Century Food Anxiety, May 24, 2014
Ok, here is what is so bizarre about food and diet in the 21st century. First, fats were bad. Bad fats! Eat no fats, everything became fat-free - they even made fat-free sour cream. Then... along came Mr. Atkins, and suddenly: carbs are bad. No carbs! Carbs are bad, fat is good. Now, we have a book taking fat to the extreme. Fat is good, bad fats are really good fats.

Good, meet bad. Bad, meet good. Diet - meet insanity.

Everything bad is good and everything good is bad. Some predictions for new books

Vegetables are bad. Kale is bad. Kale is terrible. Kale causes cancer. Don't eat kale.

Broccoli is a killer - brocolli causes heart disease. Only rotten parents give their kids broccoli.

Refined sugar is actually good. Rats were fed a diet of pure cotton candy and lived forever. Really good parents feed their kids cotton candy. Really really good parents feed their kids coca-cola (the real stuff, the real thing, and really really good parents find old Coke that has cocaine in it because drugs are good.). Oh and marijuana is a medicine, because smoking pot is actualy good for you - so really really really really good parents feed their kids sugar, and coca-cola, and help them smoke pot - because ALL of that makes you nearly immortal.

You see what I'm saying? The diet yo-yo goes this way and then that way, and the latest pundit tells us the latest most extreme idea so everyone can freak out and go buy their book.

How about this idea? Eat less processed food. If it isn't a plant, don't eat it. If it doesn't have a face, don't eat it. If it was made in a factory in New Jersey: DON'T EAT IT. Just eat less processed stuff, and stop looking for the "miracle" diet.

ALL of my grandparents were farmers, and lived into their 90s - eating meat, eating vegetables, eating pie. But I bet that they went to McDonald's less than 50 times in their lives, and certainly never ate a TV dinner.

Oh and as for Woody Allen. Look up the movie sleeper. In it in the distant future, humanity discovers that saturated fat is really a health food. I AM NOT KIDDING. And Sleeper was produced in 1973.

Art, meet life. Life, meet art.

Now I am off to McDonald's to try to order some broccoli and kale on my Big Mac. So leave my alone Amazon haters.
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Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
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Price: $10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Allegory for Change, May 17, 2014
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If you have NOT read this book, you should. It is an allegory (of course) about mice, cheese, and our attitude towards change. It's almost like a children's story for adults on where and when change comes.

All of us get stuck in ruts; we work, live, play... This book reminds us that change is inevitable, and we should be ready for it. Sometimes change is unfair; sometimes technology, the economy, the society force changes on us. We often fall into a complaining state - change is unfair! This shouldn't be happening! Yet... It IS happening and ethics aside, all we can do is ADAPT.

This book is a wonderful allegory reminding us about adapting to change.


HDE 1080p HDMI Male to VGA Female Video Converter Adapter Cable for PC, TV, Laptops, DVD Players, and Other HDMI Devices
HDE 1080p HDMI Male to VGA Female Video Converter Adapter Cable for PC, TV, Laptops, DVD Players, and Other HDMI Devices
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Use but TERRIBLE Degredation in Video Quality, May 17, 2014
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The pro to this device: easy. Just plug it in, and you're good to go. You can drive an external VGA monitor using your HDMI port. Really easily.

The con the image quality on the VGA monitor is very very grainy. Using a USB-to-VGA monitor is a better quality solution. However, for those you have to install software drivers. I am a "victim" of Windows 8.1 (one of the world's worst software programs, ever!), and those devices blue screened my brand spankin' new Windows 8.1 PC badly. How bad? One crashed the drive so thoroughly that HP had me send the computer back to me - we are talking FRIED the computer. I bought a different one and it worked much better.

So if you need QUALITY video output - you have to use a USB-driven adapter. If you need quick and easy, this one is OK.


Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)
Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)
by Charles K. Armstrong
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $28.82
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In-Depth Historical Analysis of North Korea, February 5, 2014
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I am fascinated by the Koreas - both North and South. A divided country, with a South Korea now a mini superpower in the economics of the world, and a North Korea a rogue state with nuclear weapons. How did this happen? What brought the Koreas and the world to this strange juncture?

History, of course, history. Armstrong is an academic, and yet this is a very readable, engaging book that is at once both a history of North Korea and a conceptual framework of how a "weak" state has been able to "wag the dogs," namely the United States, the Soviet Union, and China (and to some extent South Korea).

Unfortunately, because of Armstrong's historical analysis, "everything makes sense." By reading this book you'll understand that there is a "method" to the "madness" of North Korea, and that as a tyranny it "makes sense" for the regime to starve its own people, arm itself with nuclear weapons, and fuse Stalinist totalitarianism with the Korean respect for family.

A great read and I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to understand North Korea.

PS - I purchased the physical book, so I can't speak to the technical issues of the Kindle. I don't think one should give a book a "one star" review because of technical problems that are clearly beyond the control of the author.


Altec Lansing IML227 Orbit USB Lite Speaker for Laptops and Netbooks
Altec Lansing IML227 Orbit USB Lite Speaker for Laptops and Netbooks
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! A small speaker with near studio-quality sound., January 19, 2014
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OK so its not studio quality sound in reality. But it's really really great sound for the size of this speaker, and the cost. Plus it's USB, so I just plugged it in and it worked instantly with my Windows laptop. It's loud enough to use in a small meeting of 5-7 people, so that everyone can hear an audio / video presentation. Great value.


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