Break The Monotony With Home Painting Beverly Hills And Sanata Monica

Break the monotony with Home Painting Beverly Hills and Sanata Monica

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Ron Mancini

Your home defines your daily way of life therefore it needs to be maintained and decorated with full deliberation. You come tired from office and find peace at home. Ever wondered why it’s so? It is only because of the refreshing environment that your home gives. Homely bliss would be a better term. Thus maintain the charm of your home by making prior modifications by seeking Custom Home Painting Beverly Hills and Custom home painting Santa Monica.

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Don’t just stare at those dull walls that still persist all around you at your home. Rather make efforts to make it vibrant by preferring custom painting services in your city. Custom Home Painting Beverly Hills and Custom home painting Santa Monica provide superior quality service to make your monotonous colored walls or newly built house look bright and interesting. Painting your house walls is not just about the perfect color but also about the piant quality and texture which makes the wall stand out. Home painting Beverly Hills and Home painting Santa Monica take note of this essential requirement and provide the best services to its customers. Walls encompass the complete interior look of your house. You ought to choose a theme for your house and color the walls according so that to maintain a particular type of ambience. Whether you are fond of simplicity or creativity, Home painting Beverly Hills and Home painting Santa Monica has paint packages for all your varied tastes and preferences. The High end house painter Los Angeles provides painters having expert knowledge in how to add life to your house walls. If you’ve got good looking pleasant walls surrounding you everyday then you ought to feel refresh and alive every day. And if you desire to get such customizations for your walls, High end house painter Los Angeles is at your service always. Your home defines your daily way of life therefore it needs to be maintained and decorated with full deliberation. You come tired from office and find peace at home. Ever wondered why it’s so? It is only because of the refreshing environment that your home gives. Homely bliss would be a better term. Thus maintain the charm of your home by making prior modifications by seeking Custom Home Painting Beverly Hills and Custom home painting Santa Monica. Don’t just stare at those dull walls that still persist all around you at your home. Rather make efforts to make it vibrant by preferring custom painting services in your city. Custom Home Painting Beverly Hills and Custom home painting Santa Monica provide superior quality service to make your monotonous colored walls or newly built house look bright and interesting. Painting your house walls is not just about the perfect color but also about the piant quality and texture which makes the wall stand out. Home painting Beverly Hills and Home painting Santa Monica take note of this essential requirement and provide the best services to its customers. Walls encompass the complete interior look of your house. You ought to choose a theme for your house and color the walls according so that to maintain a particular type of ambience. Whether you are fond of simplicity or creativity, Home painting Beverly Hills and Home painting Santa Monica has paint packages for all your varied tastes and preferences. The High end house painter Los Angeles provides painters having expert knowledge in how to add life to your house walls. If you’ve got good looking pleasant walls surrounding you everyday then you ought to feel refresh and alive every day. And if you desire to get such customizations for your walls, High end house painter Los Angeles is at your service always.

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BDSM as business: An interview with the owners of a dungeon
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BDSM as business: An interview with the owners of a dungeon

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Torture proliferates American headlines today: whether its use is defensible in certain contexts and the morality of the practice. Wikinews reporter David Shankbone was curious about torture in American popular culture. This is the first of a two part series examining the BDSM business. This interview focuses on the owners of a dungeon, what they charge, what the clients are like and how they handle their needs.

When Shankbone rings the bell of “HC & Co.” he has no idea what to expect. A BDSM (Bondage Discipline Sadism Masochism) dungeon is a legal enterprise in New York City, and there are more than a few businesses that cater to a clientèle that wants an enema, a spanking, to be dressed like a baby or to wear women’s clothing. Shankbone went to find out what these businesses are like, who runs them, who works at them, and who frequents them. He spent three hours one night in what is considered one of the more upscale establishments in Manhattan, Rebecca’s Hidden Chamber, where according to The Village Voice, “you can take your girlfriend or wife, and have them treated with respect—unless they hope to be treated with something other than respect!”

When Shankbone arrived on the sixth floor of a midtown office building, the elevator opened up to a hallway where a smiling Rebecca greeted him. She is a beautiful forty-ish Long Island mother of three who is dressed in smart black pants and a black turtleneck that reaches up to her blond-streaked hair pulled back in a bushy ponytail. “Are you David Shankbone? We’re so excited to meet you!” she says, and leads him down the hall to a living room area with a sofa, a television playing an action-thriller, an open supply cabinet stocked with enema kits, and her husband Bill sitting at the computer trying to find where the re-release of Blade Runner is playing at the local theater. “I don’t like that movie,” says Rebecca.

Perhaps the most poignant moment came at the end of the night when Shankbone was waiting to be escorted out (to avoid running into a client). Rebecca came into the room and sat on the sofa. “You know, a lot of people out there would like to see me burn for what I do,” she says. Rebecca is a woman who has faced challenges in her life, and dealt with them the best she could given her circumstances. She sees herself as providing a service to people who have needs, no matter how debauched the outside world deems them. They sat talking mutual challenges they have faced and politics (she’s supporting Hillary); Rebecca reflected upon the irony that many of the people who supported the torture at Abu Ghraib would want her closed down. It was in this conversation that Shankbone saw that humanity can be found anywhere, including in places that appear on the surface to cater to the inhumanity some people in our society feel towards themselves, or others.

“The best way to describe it,” says Bill, “is if you had a kink, and you had a wife and you had two kids, and every time you had sex with your wife it just didn’t hit the nail on the head. What would you do about it? How would you handle it? You might go through life feeling unfulfilled. Or you might say, ‘No, my kink is I really need to dress in women’s clothing.’ We’re that outlet. We’re not the evil devil out here, plucking people off the street, keeping them chained up for days on end.”

Below is David Shankbone’s interview with Bill & Rebecca, owners of Rebecca’s Hidden Chamber, a BDSM dungeon.

British Chancellor George Osborne downgrades growth forecast in annual budget
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British Chancellor George Osborne downgrades growth forecast in annual budget

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered the budget today, an annually-held audit of the country’s finances deciding how taxpayers’ money should be spent. He set out plans to boost the housing market in his fourth budget, as well as stating the economy will grow by 0.6% — half his prediction four months ago.

George Osborne revealed plans to improve the housing market, including a “Help to Buy” shared equity scheme which would offer buyers who can place a 5% deposit on a new house, a 20% loan to buy it. He said: “This is a budget for those who aspire to own their own home”. He also offered a new Mortgage Guarantee, created in conjunction with mortgage lenders — the scheme would allow them to offer loans to homeowners without the need for a large deposit and offer guarantees to support up to £130bn of lending for three years beginning in 2014.

As a measure to attract investment to the British economy, he announced to reduce corporation tax from 21% to 20% taking effect from April 2015. The rate of corporation tax has fallen from 28% in 2010 to the current level of 21%. The United Kingdom is to have lower rates of corporation tax than the USA at 40%, France at 33%, and Germany at 29%.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) stated the government debt reduction programme to reduce the budget deficit will miss its targets. The government has forecast the total public sector debt will begin to fall by the financial year 2015/2016, while OBR says national debt will reach a high of 85.6% of GDP, £1.58 trillion, in 2016/17. Osborne defended the government efforts to reduce the deficit and said: “Our judgement has since been supported by the IMF, the OECD and the Governor of the Bank of England.”

In response to the Budget speech, the Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband said: “At the worst possible time for the country. It’s a downgraded budget from a downgraded Chancellor […] Debt is higher in every year of this Parliament than he forecast at the last Budget. He is going to borrow £200 billion more than he planned.”

The Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls said to The Independent, “They are borrowing £245bn more in this Parliament, we said all along …said this two years ago, if they had moved more quickly with a sensible, targeted package of measures to kick-start the economy, which would have meant at that time more borrowing for a VAT [Value Added Tax] cut to bring forward housing investment, then we would have got the economy growing and the deficit coming down.”

The Business Secretary Vince Cable told the BBC in an interview, the “age of austerity” would probably end within the current decade, but made no more definite forecast.

The head of the British Federation of Small Businesses, John Walker, said: “The Budget opens the door for small businesses to grow and create jobs. The Chancellor has pulled out all the stops with a wide ranging package of measures to support small business. […] [W]e are pleased to see the scrapping of the 3p fuel duty due in September”.

Len McCluskey, the General Secretary of Unite the Union, criticized the budget for not helping working families. He said: “This is a Budget for the few by the few that attacks the many. Millionaires are days away from getting a £40,000 tax cut from the Tories, but George Osborne is using the budget to attack hard-working public sector workers. The worst chancellor in British history has gone further by giving big business another tax cut while staff caring for the sick get pay cuts. […] [H]e should have raised the national minimum wage by £1 and drop the senseless plan to give millionaires a tax break in a few days’ time”.

Polls held for US state and local elections, with incomplete GOP success
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Polls held for US state and local elections, with incomplete GOP success

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Voters went to the polls on Tuesday for several US state elections seen by some as a referendum on the policies of President Barack Obama one year after his election (and by others as a purely local election). A few key races in the elections are in states the president carried last year.

In Virginia, results indicated that Republican candidate Bob McDonnell won over Democrat Creigh Deeds in the governor’s race. Polls suggested that many independent voters in the state who last year voted for Obama supported McDonnell.

Another race being closely watched was in New Jersey, normally a safe Democratic area. The New Jersey State Assembly remained Democratic, but the Republican challenger won the governorship. Democratic Governor Jon Corzine was competing with Republican challenger Chris Christie.

Obama has campaigned for both Democratic candidates, trying to avoid a result that Republicans would interpret as a rejection of his policies on the economy, health care and other issues.

Political analysts say Republican victories in both New Jersey and Virginia would energize the Obama administration’s opponents and set up a major battle for control of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections.

Elsewhere in the country, a closely watched special congressional election in upstate New York has exposed tensions between moderates and conservatives within the Republican party. A Democrat apparently won that seat, which the Republican candidate supported after retiring from the race.

In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to easily win a third term in office. (He won, but by a closer margin than expected.) Mayoral races also are on the ballot in the cities of Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Detroit and Pittsburgh.

In a number of states, the public will vote on controversial issues such as legalized gambling, same-sex marriage (which lost) and allowing marijuana use for medical reasons (which won).

Cut Your Energy Bills Today

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Keeping warm in the winter can be a challenge, especially when you’re faced with high heating bills. Most people use space heaters and other direct contact heating to keep them warm while running their furnaces on low in the background. Whether you’re using propane tanks in Manchester CT, or power from your local energy company, there are ways to save on heating costs. Here are a few of them to get you started.

Whole Home Insulation

If you haven’t already done so, make sure that your home is fully insulated for the winter. It’s not enough to just insulate the attic and not the rest of the home, especially if you have an older structure. Your walls need to be insulated to keep the cold air from coming into the cracks and crevices of the outer walls of your home. You can have a company do this for you, or you can do it yourself. It’s one of the best ways to keep the heat in and save on heating costs in the winter.

Window Coverings

Your window coverings should have a thermal backing. Thermal coverings can help keep the cold out. You can also cover your windows with plastic to ensure that no cold air seeps in from that area. This is a simple task that can be done within a few hours, depending on the size of your home. When you’re out buying propane tanks in Manchester CT, stop and pick up a roll of plastic. It’s inexpensive and could make a big difference in the amount of cold air that enters your home from the windows.

Layered Clothing

When you’re at home in the winter, layer up your clothing to keep from having to turn up the thermostat. Add a layer of long johns to your normal clothing, and this could make a big difference in how you feel. Heavy sweaters that are easy to remove are also ideal in winter. Wool socks and other warm materials can be beneficial when the winter months arrive and you’re not able to pay for the increase in power needed to keep warm. You will need to keep your pipes from freezing, so turning your furnace off entirely to use a space heater or any other source of alternative heating is not recommended.

Start your search for propane tanks in Manchester CT now, and start seeing a difference in your energy costs.

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Marion Schaffer, Oakville
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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Marion Schaffer, Oakville

Monday, September 24, 2007

Marion Schaffer is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Oakville riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

News briefs:April 28, 2005
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News briefs:April 28, 2005

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Protests in Greece over proposed budget cuts
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Protests in Greece over proposed budget cuts

Monday, May 3, 2010

Widespread protests occurred Saturday against measures being enacted by the Greek government to reduce spending in order to reduce a severe debt crisis.

The capital of Athens was filled with an estimated 17,000 protesters at gatherings called by three separate political groups. During the protests, small groups of youth broke windows of several buildings, set a government press van on fire, burned trash barrels in barricades and threw rocks and firebombs at police officers.

Riot police arrested at least fourteen people and sprayed tear gas to disperse crowds. Seven policemen and two demonstrators were reported to be injured. Another estimated 5.000 people took to the streets in Thessaloniki.

The demonstrations were called to protest against government plans to cut major portions of the national budget in order to receive an estimated 120 billion euros in aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The government formally requested the activation of the bailout plan on April 23, 2010, after the cost of borrowing funds on the open market became prohibitively high.

About 9 billion euros in Greek government bonds will come due on May 19th; without the ability to borrow from the market, government officials had to turn elsewhere. The looming deadline, in combination with the recent uncertainty of the markets over the economic stability of Greece, Portugal and Spain, has put pressure on Greek, IMF and EU negotiators to work out the final details of the aid plan quickly so that it can go into effect as soon as possible.

Among the items to be agreed upon are the exact measures the Greek government is going to put in place over the next three years to cut its debt, and the precise amount of aid it will receive in exchange. The Greek Cabinet is to meet tomorrow morning to finalize the measures before the formal announcement at noon.

The cuts in spending are expected to cut both pensions and salaries to public service workers, while raising consumer taxes. Greek unions have opposed the measures and were a major part of the protests. A nation-wide strike in protest of the budget cuts is planned May 5.

A participant in one of the protests said that “These measures are death. How people are going to live tomorrow, how they’re going to survive, I do not understand.” Alexis Tsipras, of the Coalition of the Radical Left, opposed the budget cuts, saying that “The Greek people do not owe anything to anybody. Those who have brazenly robbed public money and pension funds should pay for the crisis.”

Greece’s Prime Minister, George Papandreou, however, said that the cost-cutting measures were inevitable, and that they were essential to the survival of the country.

Basic Information To Know Your Personal Loan

Basic Information To Know Your Personal Loan

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Banks like Axis, UCO, IDBI, Citibank, State Bank of India (SBI), Indian Bank and Canara and many others are involved merchandising personal loans in India. They are reputed finance institutes wherefrom individual customer can obtain the loan as per their requirements. As the per the current personal loan interest rate, it depends on banks policies that usually get affected with market norms. In other words, the rate of interest on personal loan differs from bank to bank. For instance, hdfc bank, one of the most famous banks in India, charges @14.75% over up to Rs 14 lakh. The rate of interest @16% on Rs 180000 is charged by State Bank of India. Hence, you can now imagine that interest rate on such type of finance depends on the factors like loan amount and tenure for which loan is borrowed.

Bank statement, salary slips and documents substantiating income potentiality of salaried individual is required at the time of application for the finance. Moreover, if you are businessperson or self-employed, you will also require submitting business continuity proof, bank statement and current income status to your lender so that you can ensure your eligibility for the finance. In other words, you will be required to submit other documents what demanded by your bank. This may be your proof of address, age, income and resident.

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Personal loan is borrowed by individual who are in the quest of quick money to solve particular needs. The quality of such finance is quite obvious when we are engulfed with certain problems requiring immediate assistance on financial front. Moreover such type of finance has been popular because of virtues like quick finance, simplified documentation and least documentation. Have you ever gone for home loan? If yes, you might have observed the piles of documents and paper works you would have undergone. But in the context of obtaining personal or individual finance, you don t have to experience such annoyances.

It is very essential for any particular borrower to understand some worthy things about personal or individual finance. Before obtaining, just consider your needs. More than needs, you should study prospective features of particular personal or individual finance that you are offered by a bank. A loan is worthless of it can t fulfill your exact needs. So you should better compare offers of few banks personal loans to pick up right finance for you. In this respect, you should choose online resource. It will facilitate your quest tremendously.

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Wikinews interviews Frank Moore, independent candidate for US President
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Wikinews interviews Frank Moore, independent candidate for US President

Saturday, March 1, 2008

While nearly all coverage of the 2008 Presidential election has focused on the Democratic and Republican candidates, the race for the White House also includes independents and third party candidates. These parties represent a variety of views that may not be acknowledged by the major party platforms.

Wikinews has impartially reached out to these candidates, throughout the campaign. We now interview independent Presidential candidate Frank Moore, a performance artist.

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