The Fear of Fox News

You ask most leaders in Europe and the like if they think the taking down of Saddam was a good thing or a bad thing. You will get different respones according to where you ask the questions. If you ask while the TV camera is rolling and they will say. America should have done this or done that but never really argree with saying. Yes, America did the right thing and is saving our behinds once again. Many around the world sighed a big relief when Saddam was taken down but cannot because of the people who vote of who they rule over. America is suppose to be seen as this big bully. Not to be trusted. Yet when the dirty work is to be done. Who does it? America. This brings me to my subject. Fox News. The left is terrified of this cable network. As well as they should be. But let’s look at conservative TV and radio. The most popular political talk shows and stories are on Fox News. Conservative talk radio has no equal. Air America couldn’t fill up my college dorm room. Yet to hear it from MSNBC and others they are the ones who …

How to Install a Flushometer Bathroom Toilet

Flushometer bathroom toilets differ from conventional bathroom toilets for of a number of reasons, but the main one is that it saves water. Also called a pressure-valve-flush toilet, it regulates water pressure and duration of flush by using a valve and a control stop. A flushometer bathroom toilet will come with one of two types of valves- piston or diaphragm. For areas with hard water, the piston valve is the better of the two.

When installing a flushometer bathroom toilet it is important to first turn off the water supply. Next, flush the toilet to get any remaining water out of the tank. Remove the lid, loosen the setscrew and remove the stopper assembly. Use an adjustable wrench to unscrew the nut beneath the tank at the water inlet pipe while at the same time holding the hex net inside the tank with locking pliers. This will disconnect the water supply line.

If the tank is mounted on the bowl, remove the tank’s bolts with an open-end wrench and a screwdriver. Lift the tank carefully off the bowl and lay flat on its back on an old towel to prevent it from getting scratched. If the tank is mounted on …

Healthy Eating: How Much of What Should You Be Eating?

If you are anything like me you are trying your best to eat the right types of food in the right amounts. When trying to ensure that I was eating the proper portion sizes of the different food groups I started researching how much of each type of food I should be eating. After several minutes of searching online my head was practically spinning from all of the different advice on how much to eat and what to eat.

The Old Food Pyramid

It was disappointing to see that nutrition guidelines might still be as complicated today as they were back when I was in grade school. When I was in school I remember my teacher teaching us about the food pyramid. Now, I remember her teaching us about the food pyramid but in all honesty the only thing I remember about the pyramid was that it was pyramid shaped. I have no clue as to what type of food was located where in the pyramid. While I do remember that there were pictures of food on it I don’t remember what a proper portion size was for the type of food I was supposed to eat.

For kids like …